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Characters: Saved by the Bell
This is the character sheet for Saved by the Bell.

Zachary "Zack" Morris

Kelly Kapowski

Lisa Marie Turtle

Samuel "Screech" Powers

Albert Clifford "A.C." Slater Sanchez

Jessica Myrtle "Jessie" Spano

Principal Richard Belding

  • Butt Monkey: Usually at the hands of Zack's antics.
  • Catchphrase: "Hey, hey, hey, what is going on here?"
  • Former Teen Rebel
  • Large Ham
  • Omnidisciplinary Teacher
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Even Zack occasionally admits that Belding is a lot more reasonable than he usually gives him credit for. During the graduation episode, Zack gives Belding a hug. In the "Wedding in Vegas" movie when Belding is a guest at Zack and Kelly's wedding, Zack finally admits that he appreciates Mr. Belding and says "You made high school challenging."
  • Worthy Opponent: Despite his Butt Monkey status, he's one of the few people who can keep up with Zack's schemes and even turn them against him on a regular basis. Zack even admitted that that Mr. Belding made things challenging for him.

Tori Scott

  • Biker Babe
  • The Lad-ette
  • New Transfer Student
  • One of the Boys
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Replaced Kelly as Zack's love interest, though otherwise didn't much resemble her.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Kelly and Jessie disappear, Tori appears and takes their place for nine episodes, then disappears, Jessie and Kelly reappear and everything carries on as normal as if Tori never existed.
    • The Tori episodes were filmed after the series finale and the made-for-TV movie that were supposed to wrap up the plot of the series, but were inserted into the middle of the season, as their storylines take place at the high school, in the usual canon of the series. This has lead to a series of gigantic plot holes that fans call the "Tori Paradox": Out of nowhere, Jessie and Kelly unexplainably disappear; Tori starts as a new student at the school and instantly befriends the main cast, who are carrying on as if Jessie and Kelly never existed; She is established as some kind of hybrid of Jessie and Kelly, thus she is beautiful and athletic while being smart, snarky and feminist; Zack begins a romantic relationship with her with absolutely no mention of his relationship with Kelly and showing no remorse for the fact that he is potentially cheating on her with Tori; Zack and Tori break up and all of a sudden, she is gone with no explanation of her fate; Jessie and Kelly reappear and everything reverts back to how it was before Tori appeared, Zack and Kelly get engaged and everyone graduates with no mention of Tori whatsoever, as if she was never there in the first place. Promotional cast pictures exist that feature both Tori and Kelly (together at the same time) with all of the actors wearing college sweatshirts hinting that Tori was, at one point, being considered to appear in The College Years.

Violet Anne Bickerstaff

Stacey Carosi

Mike Rogers

  • The Big Guy
  • Embarrassing Tattoo: We'll let the quote speak for itself
    Screech: "Coach has Big Bird on his butt!"
    Mike: "Hey, hey, hey! It's Tweety Bird!"
  • Glory Days: A former NFL player for the San Francisco 49'ers, Mike often wistfully reminisces about his days as a football player, and clearly loves the sport. On one occasion, while complaining about a Jerkass from his old team, he admits that he's jealous, and says "He's getting paid millions to play a game that I would have been willing to play for free."
  • Landlord: OK, not actually a landlord, as the characters were living in a college dorm, but he was their Resident Advisor, so Landlord is probably the closest trope that fits.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure

Susan McMahon, Dean of Students

Minor Characters:

Ollie Creekley

Eric, aka Jessie's wicked stepbrother

Becky Belding

Big Pete


  • Jerk Jock sometimes. By the end though, he, Screech, and Big Pete have a "breakthrough" during Mr. Belding's bizarre group-psychotherapy session in gym class, and Ox ends up swearing off making fun of nerds again.



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