Characters: Penny and Aggie

Penny Levac

I don't really need the perfect shoes. It's just fun to pretend that I do.

Aggie D'Amour

Sometimes doing the right thing hurts. But that's when you have to.

Karen Duvall, Penny's and Aggie's rival and Marshall's girlfriend

Pretty people get to do what they want!

Sara Velte, Penny's best and oldest friend

My identity is not for them to define. And it's not for you.

Michelle Brown, Penny's other closest friend

Ignorance is bliss. Well, usually.

Lisa Winklemeyer, Aggie's best friend

I'm Whatev, you know? Screw labels.

Duane Teague, Aggie's friend and Penny's platonic boyfriend

If you're gonna dream a hopeless dream...go all out.

Daphne Brooks, friend to Aggie, Lisa and Fred; Sara's girlfriend

I'm not always a great person, but my friends make me better.

Fred Rudolph, friend to Aggie, Lisa and Daphne

This feeling's always been with me, that things will be all right. I like it too much to fight it.

Marshall Gryvanski, Karen's boyfriend and Aggie's first crush

I like weights. If a weight is about to crush your heart, you can feel the pressure. You know it's coming. With people, you're never sure.

  • Abusive Parents (his hedonistic mother verbally berates him in public for being an obstacle to her)
  • Bishōnen (subverted and deconstructed)
  • Chick Magnet (The only girl never attracted to him, even momentarily, is Penny. Even Sara finds him attractive prior to her discovering she's gay)
  • Disappeared Dad (he has no idea who his dad even is)
  • Lets Wait Awhile

Rich Diggle, Penny's first love

I think what's important is for a man to stop takin' the world's crap and start pushin' back.

Stan Larson, Rich's wingman and Penny's rival/Friendly Enemy

No, wait! I don't have a complex psychology! I'm just in it for fun, chicks, praise and bling!

Jack Kirk, Stan's best friend and Rich's other wingman

I think I can be a good man for her. I think so. Get close to her level, at least.

Katy-Ann Williams, Penny's friend and Jack's girlfriend

We put so much passion into these day-to-day dramas, and the decisions that tell us who we are... those go almost unnoticed.

  • Genki Girl
  • Saintly Church (a one-person embodiment and the diametric opposite of Charlotte's intolerant, near-psychotic fundamentalist nature, although sometimes her religiosity can be a source of angst as well as friction with others)
  • Wise Beyond Their Years (a teenage example of the trope, she's easily the most mature character apart from Aggie's father Nick)

Brandi Jones, Penny's friend and Stan's girlfriend

I understand boys. Boys show what they feel. Boys' friends are their friends. Girls are the ones to watch out for.

Cyndi Kristoffer, Karen's onetime collaborator, and the comic's main villain after "The Popsicle War"

I do like to play.

  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing
  • Depraved Bisexual: Cyndi is an extreme sadist who it's suggested can't be aroused without the idea of others suffering, and has a stated fantasy of driving someone to suicide.
  • Faux Yay (subverted when she crushes on Sara-as-Lady Macbeth)
  • For the Evulz: Everything Cyndi does. Her parents eventually realize she's a genuine sociopath and have her committed to a mental institution.
  • Manipulative Bastard (to a sociopathic degree)
  • The Mole (in Penny's clique throughout the first half of "The Popsicle War")
  • Ms. Fanservice (particularly as drawn by Jason Waltrip)
  • Obfuscating Stupidity
  • Put on a Bus to Hell: Her last appearance in the comic has her parents driving her to a mental institution.
  • The Sociopath: An almost textbook example. Her parents catch on after the incident with Charlotte, and have her committed.

Samantha Evans, collaborator, at one time or another, with Karen and Cyndi

Maybe offence just comes naturally to a spoiled rich girl.

Meg Macomb, Penny's onetime rival, Cyndi's friend, collaborator with Karen

I've outgrown this. I've outgrown you.

Helen Tomalin, downbeat friend, at one time or another, of Penny, Charlotte, Aggie, and Karen

If I'm being least I have a use.

Charlotte Simms, onetime friend of Aggie and Helen, later friends with Duane

Sin is everywhere. This world is filth.

  • Abusive Parents (her mother, and implied with regard to her late father)
  • Berserk Button (do not criticize, or attempt to entrap, Duane in front of her)
  • Broken Bird
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Double Subverted. She's introduced as nutty, cold and eager to "punish" whomever she thought deserved it, but her interactions with Duane showed her getting mellower... Until The Stinger of the second chapter of the Missing Person arc reveals that she is the one who kidnapped and attempted to murder Cyndi. Her interactions with Duane, however, are what inspire her to reform while in prison.
  • Driven to Suicide: She survives.
  • The Fundamentalist (big time, but after befriending Duane she becomes gentler and more open-minded... or so it seems, until she kidnaps and tortures Cyndi in what she believes is God's punishment for Cyndi's Manipulative Bastard actions)
  • Interrupted Suicide
  • Rape as Drama (makes false accusation against Sara; the real thing is also heavily implied in her backstory)

Nick and Melody D'Amour, Aggie's parents

Rob Levac, Penny's father

Lynda Levac, Penny's mother

Charisma Gryvanski, Marshall's mother and Nick's girlfriend