The protagonist of the series. Sandra is a typical middle school girl with a pet talking raccoon. She does have a bit of an egotistical side; she likes dressing up as "The Empress of Northia" and addressing her stuffed animal "subjects".
Sandra's pet raccoon. Sandra rescued him from an abusive owner, and he's lived with her since. He seems to divide his time between living with Sandra and exploring the woods with his animal friends.
Carnivore Confusion: Both averted and played straight. Woo is friendly with Shadow, a fox, and Sid, a squirrel. They regularly try to eat each other, but as the tagline says, fail. This doesn't stop Woo and Shadow from eating other woodland creatures, successfully.
Rascally Raccoon: To quote writer Oliver Knorzler's own description: "He will break your heart with a smile and then, while you are looking away for a second, raid your fridge." A classic example of Woo's modus operandi can be seen here.
Talking Animal: Though all the animals talk to each other, Woo is the only one specifically shown as talking to humans.
One of Sandra's best friends, Larisa has a strong mischievous streak. She likes to tease Sandra, flirt with Cloud, and generally cause trouble. However, there are hints of a darker side to her personality.
The Bully: To Zoey. Her appearances usually involve having Larisa doingsomethingnasty to her. To put this into perspective, we haven't seen Zoey do anything to her at all, and she's often depicted as a Jerk Ass.
Good Bad Girl: Saying that she's a wild girl is a bit of an understatement; Larisa has smooched half the boy's populace in school, flirts with men older than her and her own mother has given up trying to control her and is only concerned about her daughter's virginity being intact. But whenever needed, her heart is always in the right place and is currently in a healthy and stable relationship with Landon and has reconciled with her enemy.
Heteronormative Crusader: Zigzagged; she tells to Zoey that she's completely ok with lesbians (of course, in the pragmatic way of "less competition for hot guys"). Gay guys, on the other hand, are fair game (because it means she can't have them).
Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Larisa may be kinda of a jerk, but she cares for those she loves. Aditionally, despite not liking Zoey, she worries for her when she sees her crying. As well as being quite outraged that Zoey thinks Larisa bullies her.
Like You Were Dying: Larisa's antics get more disturbing as the reader gets more hints about her condition.
Manic Pixie Dream Girl: To Landon. He was rather invisible and stick in the mud until they started dating and she does shake his world.
Larisa carries a lighter just to set random fires, jokes about being a "junkie" when she injects insulin, accuses a teacher of molesting her to get out of a homework assignment (and has to be warned against molesting her guide on the camping trip), and flirts with the boys at an... adult level. Apparently, all the girls have been warned about her. Suggestions that she's got bigger problems than diabetesput this in a more disturbing light.
"You're still a virgin, right?" And remember. This is her mother.
Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Her crush on Cloud and her relationship with Landon. Note that her affections for the latter come about because he was the only one kind enough to actually help her (as opposed every other boy - except Cloud - who just lusts after her but is unwilling to help her), rather than simply because he help her got a good grade - i.e. he treated her like an actual PERSON rather than just a hot babe.
Unrequited Love: Finds out the hard way that Michelle has no interest in her and that she is disgusted by gay people.
Those Two Girls: Up until she and Michelle got more focus, they were just background characters that always appeared together.
Took a Level in Kindness: Admittedly she considered Larisa a bully, so she never felt the need to show her or Sandra kindness but after agreeing to a truce with Larisa she has become a kinder person... to the audience.
Action Mom: Cloud's mom Ye Thuza is not only a loving mother and housewife, but also an urban ninja who single handily nails a tonberry (a dangerous monster in the Final Fantasy series) to a concrete wall with a wooden staff. Not to mention she's also a former Child Soldier.
Manchild: In one strip, David was horrified that he was getting old (he liked vegetables better than the dessert!). Ye Thuza calms him down saying he was still too immature to be considered an adult yet. He's relieved.