Cool Loser: Zigzagged. When he actually picks up (or at least is close at picking up) girls, it's usually because they fall for his peculiar humor or pertinent sarcasm. But most of the time, these traits just make people consider him to be a pompous/awkward freak.
Cunning Linguist: Is the only member of the group that has any knowledge of any language other than English (as shown by his conversation in French with Patrice). Downplayed, though, as he doesn't find himself in any other situations where other languages are needed (if he knows any) and justified in that he's probably studying French for his A levels.
Deadpan Snarker: Particularly in the narrations. In fact, it's what women find most attractive in him.
Digging Yourself Deeper: Has a tendency to keep going off on tirades long after he should have stopped, most notably in his rebuffing of Kerri.
The mechanics at the garage are reasonably friendly towards him...until Will starts telling them he's "too clever" for their job.
In the movie after he found out he'd taken a disabled girls seat he continued arguing even though you could tell even he wasn't really on his own side anymore.
Disappeared Dad: His father leaves his mother prior to the start of the series, meaning that she can no longer afford to send him to the private school he was attending previously, forcing him to go to Rudge Park. He doesn't make an appearance until the first movie.
The Friend Nobody Likes: Along with Jay, he tends to fall into this the most. In the first episode, the other three are extremely reluctant to hang out with him and see him as a loser(Simon only being obligated as his guide). While they do show that they care about Will later on, they are often frustrated by his strait-laced attitude.
Hair-Trigger Temper: Tends to go off into a massive rant at relatively minor things such as people taking the front seats on a roller coaster, being denied alcohol or being assumed to be in a relationship with a girl he has no interest in.
Most of the women he has been attracted to over the series and movies - Charlotte, Lauren, Alison and Katie - have been blonde. Katie and Alison look similar enough that some fans mistook their actresses for the same person.
In addition to this, with the exception of Lauren, these women are portrayed as sexually confident, often speaking frankly on the subject.
Heterosexual Life-Partners: Due to being the most reasonable members of the group, Will and Simon bond relatively quickly. By series 3, he openly calls Simon his best friend in the narration.
Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He has moments where he tends to quite petty and shallow. However, he shows himself to care for his friends pretty regularly.
Kavorka Man: While he's not unattractive, he's not handsome by any means, dresses like a ninny and acts like an awkward stick in the mud at all times. Despite this, several attractive girls have shown interest in him. Subverted to a degree in that he tends to lose their interest because of these very flaws, making it a mystery of how he attracts them in the first place.
Large Ham: At times he can get overdramatic whenever he goes into a massive rant. This happens at least Once an Episode.
Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Noted in one of the TV specials; Will tends to be moral compass of the group and rarely sets out to do anything bad. It's just that his attempts at doing the right thing generally backfire.
Not So Above It All: While he generally attempts to behave more grounded and rationally minded than most of his friends and is clearly more responsible in the majority of situations, there are several incidents that prove he is effectively capable of the same level of thoughtlessness and ineptitude. Most evident when he's left home alone, he eventually joins in with the lads in destroying daffodils after a few cans.
No Social Skills: He can be awkward around people and is often tactless in situations where he should know when to stop. Highlights include trying to dump Kerry because he's not into her not knowing her father had recently died and insulting a group of kids with Down Syndrome.
Of Course I'm Not a Virgin: Blunders it with Charlotte, telling her that he slept with an 11-year old when he was 13. She figures out that he's a virgin during his attempts to have sex with her and, thus, ruins his chances with her. Subverted in the first movie when he's honest with Alison about being a virgin. She doesn't think any less of him for it.
Only Sane Man: Not as much as Simon is, but he's comparatively normal when alongside the other two.
Parental Abandonment: His Dad ran off with a girl whom Will describes as having only left school four years earlier. Will doesn't even get invited to the wedding.
The Smart Guy: Played With in that he's while he's academically bright and more sensible than the other three, he often reveals his limited amount of social skills and general impulsiveness in particular situations.
Socially-Awkward Hero: He could be interpreted as this as he has undertaken some misguided deeds that express his ultimate lack of understanding certain societal norms. Such as:
Vocally complaining when a group of people were seated at the front of a ride he and his friends had specifically queued for, only to find out said people were obliged to take this space in the ride as they were disabled.
Somewhat justified, in that he had no knowledge of their disability, having never previously seen these people, and he also showed extreme remorse for these actions.
Impulsively placing a wig within his underwear during a date with an older woman, after a prank lead to his own pubic hair being removed, causing further embarrassment for him.
Attempting to amiably break off an effectively one-sided relationship with a girl he was never attracted to, only to create a scene during his friend's birthday party.
This was partly the girl's fault; she had manipulatively claimed that Will attempted to have sex with her, prior to breaking off the "relationship".
Becoming the subject of abuse after making several pretentious, patronising but ultimately not malicious claims towards a group of garage workers he would be employed by during his work experience.
Claiming to have engaged in several sexual encounters in order to secure his relationship with a slightly older, promiscuous girl, only to face more severe humiliation when his lack of sexual experience is evidenced.
Making wild claims of said girl's opinion of him and an extreme exaggeration of their "relationship" to avoid being further abused by the afore mentioned group of mechanics.
Supporting Protagonist: Although he is the main character and narrator of the series, Simon receives more focus in terms of relationships (notably his obsession with Carli and his plot with Lucy) and the focus of the final episode of the tv series(where he's supposed to move away).
Surrounded by Idiots: He is academically more knowledgeable than his three friends and usually more grounded uptight and sensible than them (other than possibly Simon, as the voice of relative sanity alternates between the two characters depending on the situation)while he has his own moments of tactlessness, he is generally among the most rationally minded and logical of characters in the series.
Uptight Loves Wild: In spite of his own awkwardness, he tends to go for women who are more confident and comfortable with their sexual experiences and are able to talk about the subject as such.
Played by Joe Thomas
Adorkable: Trips up when trying to talk to Tara at first.
Chick Magnet: Women do tend to be into him, but he'd have much more success if he wasn't so hung up on Carli the whole time. Tellingly, of all the lads, he's the one who's been in the most actual relationships.
Cool Loser: While the other three have traits that make their lack of popularity understandable, Simon is a handsome and funny guy who tends to have the most chances of climbing the social ladder presented to him, only to fail due to publicly humiliating himself.
Deadpan Snarker: Not to the same degree as Will, but his Only Sane Man status makes him have his moments. Like Will, he especially loves saying "brilliant".
A Degree in Useless: The only subject that he's ever been confirmed onscreen to be taking, apart from a poor grasp of French, is Sociology, which has a long history of being derided as a useless subject. He carries onto university studying it and bemoans the fact that it's his only skill when the lads are lost in the desert in the second movie.
Deuteragonist: After Will, he is the character with the most prominence. Even though Will is the main character, the series and movies deal with his romantic relationships the most.
Extreme Doormat: He seems to be this to his Love Interests quite a lot- he only confronts Carli about her casually using him at the end of the first movie, is resigned to Lucy's crazy behaviour in the second and lets Tara dress him up "like an eccentric posh child", in Will's words.
Hopeless Suitor: To ridiculous levels with Carli. He's pined for her since he was eight years old and doesn't get anywhere with her until the end of series 2, and even then, she doesn't really care about him.
Love Makes You Dumb: His feelings for Carli have resulted in acting in such foolish ways as vandalising her driveway, getting so drunk to build up Dutch Courage to tell her how he feels and ending up puking on her little brother, swapping shoes with a homeless person to get into a nightclub and dressing up in a speedo for a fashion show at her request.
Not So Above It All: Along with his ridiculous behavior around Carli, Simon acts like a complete asshole to both of his parents at all times despite them easily being the most normal parents on the show.
Not So Different: One of the reasons why Simon and Will gradually become friends. After seeing him similarly humiliated by his classmates with an embarrassing nickname, he opts to offer his seat in class as a gesture of friendliness.
Only Sane Man: He often sees the flaws in Jay or Neil's ideas/opinions and often call them out on it, especially on the occasions that Will agrees with them.
Ordinary High-School Student: Beyond his single-minded fixation on Carli, which even then isn't all that unusual, he is by far the most normal of the four.
Abusive Parents: His Dad belittles him in almost every conversation he has in the series and his mother just sits there and lets him.
Attention Whore: He admits to Big John that he makes up lies so people will notice him.
All Men Are Perverts: He will make lewd comments about every woman going and sometimes, depending on how much he's drank, make unwanted sexual advances. However, this trope is subverted whenever he meets a girl he actually cares about.
Bad Liar: Mostly because his lies are hilariously ridiculous. It's especially noteworthy considering Neil is often the one to point out the holes in his stories.
Disrespecting a girl he fancies seems to be one for him- he gets quite angry at the end of the first movie and during the second when people make fun of Jane's weight. He also gets mad with Neil when he makes lewd comments about Chloe.
"Fuck that", although this mostly applies to the movie.
"Morning, benders", to the point that it appears as a track on the soundtrack album.
Casanova Wannabe: Claims to have had sex with everything going. It's pretty obvious that he's still a virgin until at least the first movie.
The Chick: Surprisingly. He's actually the most sensitive of the four, though he tries very hard to obscure this.
Chivalrous Pervert: Surprisingly, but when he actually does get a girlfriend in-series, he's actually quite respectful towards her. He also becomes this in the movie with Jane.
Determinator: In the second movie, he goes to Australia, where he has to work in a toilet and sleep in a tent, to try and win Jane back.
Dirty Coward: Often; he immediately tells Donovan that Will is upstairs with Charlotte, mocks Simon after some guys threaten to beat him up over something Jay did, ditches his friends when some chav pre-teen girls get their brother to chase them with a cricket bat...
It Amused Me: After Simon comes out from the toilet at Louise Graham's party, he pretends that Simon has made a mess of the facilities in from of Carli. When Simon calls him out and asked why he did it, Jay responds that it was funny.
Jerk Ass: He is the most openly mean of the four. At the start of the series, he is the one who gets along least with Will due his constant lying and abrasive personality.
Jerk Ass Has A Point: Despite his jerkassery and constant lying, some of his points make sense to the point where even Will agrees with him.
It's implied that he doesn't think Simon and Carli are a good fit and wants him to broaden his romantic horizons. Considering how Carli often strings Simon along when it's convenient, it holds some merit.
Tells John to shut up during the prom planning session after hearing him ask about food one too many times (as Will had even told him repeatedly that he would get to that on the agenda).
He considers Alistair an asshole despite everyone else giving him sympathy due to his wheelchair-bound state. Will quickly discovers that Jay is right.
Jerk Ass Facade: In the series 1 finale, he lets slip to Big John that he only acts the way he does to get attention.
Miles Gloriosus: One of his many Blatant Lies is that he once spent the summer at a Thai boxing training camp and knocked out so many Thai fighters that they had to bring in fighters from Cambodia. Of course, it's obvious that he has no experience.
Never My Fault: He rarely ever takes responsibility for the problems he causes on the show, whether it be giving poor romantic advice, humiliating his friends, or getting them into trouble.
The Nicknamer: Almost never calls Will by name in the first two series, but instead some variation of "briefcase". In the third series, when Will becomes more known for shitting himself at an exam than carrying around a briefcase, Jay starts calling him by name, though still lets slip a briefcase insult/joke once in a while.
Of Course I'm Not a Virgin: Constantly brags that he's shagged every woman he's ever come across, sometimes several at a time. Taken Up to Eleven in the second movie when he claims to have had a three way with the Minogue sisters ten minutes after arriving in Australia. His Establishing Character Moment even has him bragging that he's really good at shagging only to trip up on a question Neil asks.
Sir Swears-a-Lot: Probably has the filthiest mouth out of the lads, although they have their moments too.
Small Name, Big Ego: Is absolutely convinced that he is going to be asked to model at the fashion show and is irate when Simon announces that Carli has asked him to do it. Jay goes to Carli, asking if he can model and convinces himself that he's first reserve when she turns him down. To add further insult to injury, Will gets roped into modelling with Charlotte, which causes Jay to snap.
Sticky Fingers: "I nicked it out of Sadie Cunningham's bag during registration" appears quite a few times in the show.
Super Gullible: In addition to spouting Blatant Lies, Jay is more than willing to believe them as well. This includes the rumour that a sexy housewife in Swannage is willing to have sex with schoolboys and when the trio of drunk students tell him about Dutch student Heike wanting to have sex with younger guys.
Token Evil Teammate: Evil is a strong word, but most of the time, Jay isn't actually nicer than school bully Donovan - the main difference simply is that Jay is too big of a coward to use violence. His jerkassery is played more for laughs than Donovan's, though, but except for his very few Pet the Dog moments, he only seems to be part of the group by virtue of having known Simon since early childhood and being admired by Neil who is stupid enough to believe in his lies.
There's also the fact the lads are clearly aware of Jay's Freudian Excuse - Simon even accuses Jay of being scared of his Dad in the movie. Donovan on the other hand mostly seems to act like a dick For the Lulz.
Took a Level in Badass: Gets a BJ from Jane and gives James a 20 pound note that was stuck up his bum. James then proceeds to do a line of coke with it, resulting in a single dingleberry stuck on the tip of his nose.
Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist: Jay is the meanest of the main four, causing a lot of trouble and conflict over the course of the series. There's only a few times where we see a more sympathetic side.
Vitriolic Best Buds: Jay has this relationship with the other three, especially with Will: Jay is most antagonistic towards Will at first whereas Will constantly calls out his bullshit. Despite this, they do try to comfort each other in serious moments.
What You Are in the Dark: When he talks alone with Big John in the sixth episode, he shows a surprisingly nice side of himself and even seems to find John sympathetic. However, when others are around, he doesn't miss one chance to gravely insult John, especially about his weight - because the general consensus is that John is a loser.
"Well Done, Son!" Guy: A lot of his lies are to impress his Dad, but his Dad is Genre Savvy enough that he doesn't fall for it. Unfortunately, he then tends to respond to Jay's attention seeking by belittling him. This seems to create a Vicious Cycle - Jay tells more lies to impress his hard-to-please Dad, who as a result tries harder to puncture his son's inflated ego. It's not known whether the chicken or the egg came first.
Played by Blake Harrison
Always Someone Better: In terms of sexual opportunities, he's this to Will. A Running Gag is that many of the girls Will fails with end up going to Neil instead.
Anything That Moves: He's not fussy about who he winds up with, which is probably why he's the first of the lads to lose his virginity.
The Big Guy: He's taller than the others at 6'1 1/2" and Will notes that he and Jay are physically the strongest of the group.
Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: It's hard to tell if he's this or simply so dumb he does mean things by mistake, but he's pulled some very dick moves over the course of the series.
Captain Oblivious: He completely misses the signs that Paedo Kennedy is constantly attempting to sexually assault him. Even when Gilbert pulls Kennedy away, he doesn't seem phased.
Catch-Phrase: He adopted saying "No problemo" in a shit Spanish accent for one episode, but dropped it afterwards.
He tends to say "behave" when the others say something that annoys him.
Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Particularly when he goes on about how many things are drugs, starting with relatively sane things such as cigarettes and alcohol and moving on to stuff like trainers and clingfilm.
Dancing with Myself: Does this at a Caravan Club party. Will admits that he's actually quite good.
The Ditz: He's practically terminally dim. Academically stupid and lacking common sense, most of the gags involve him not having even the most basic knowledge at hand. His only two examinable subjects are Tech & Design and PE.
Feigning Intelligence: The other lads are bewildered to find him attempting to read a book. When going on a Blind Date show for charity, he believes it will improve his chances if he seems more intelligent. When Will points out that it will make him still seem stupid, he still doesn't get it. During the show itself, he picks the girl who answers his questions with the most intelligent answers, he winds up with Suzie, a twelve year old child prodigy who is taking her A-Levels four years early.
Hot for Teacher: Has a crush on Miss Timms and makes a move on her at the end of the first series.
Kavorka Man: Not that he's "ugly", just very stupid with lacking hygiene.
Ignorance Is Bliss: Of the four main characters, he's the least intelligent, but also the happiest in general. In the first movie, he tells Will that once he stopped believing in God, he became much happier when he stopped worrying about things by thinking about them.
Likes Older Women: Not only Miss Timms but also the older women around Malia in The Movie. He hooks up with an older housewife in the second movie too.
Nice Guy: Neil can be annoying due to his stupidity, but he has almost no actual Jerkass moments compared to the other lads. He is also generally polite and is quick to comfort his friends in the "arm around the shoulder and kind words" way that the others would probably deem as too "bent" or girly. Although hooking up with a new girl in the movie and cheating on his current girlfriend with a transparent excuse, ignoring her when she was waiting for him at the airport when returning from Greece in the first movie is a definite contradiction.
The Pig Pen: He has some rather gross habits showcased in the series. In one episode, it's revealed that he "spunked" in Simon's car, whereas another features him peeing on Will.
Super Gullible: Zig zagged. He's susceptible to a lot of Jay's Blatant Lies, such as being able to get away with smashing up plates in the school common room in the series 3 prologue, but if Jay tells a lie that contradicts a previous lie, Neil will call him out on it.
Played by Greg Davies
Berserk Button: Seems to have one about being contradicted. Will being Will, he tends to do this a lot.
Brick Joke: In the series, he tells Will he'd like to get with his mother. In the second movie, he actually does.
Cool Old Guy: On holidays at least, he'll loosen up and go on the piss. He turns up in Malia in the first movie, riding a quadbike while naked and in the extended cut playing drinking games in one of the bars.
The Dreaded: Most of the time, none of the four want anything to do with him.
I Banged Your Mom: In the second movie. He takes a sick pleasure in describing the act to Will.
Jerkass: He deliberately goes out of his way to make life miserable for Will and takes great pleasure in seeing misfortunes happen to him.
Jerkass Has a Point: While he takes delight in Will's bullying during his work experience, he still believes that Will must've said something for him to get bullied that badly. In fact, part of the reason for Will's hazing is his own insensitive comments.
Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: Will thinks he's a good enough guy to help Neil out once (he thinks) he got a girl pregnant. He's wrong.
Moral Myopia: He generally disapproves of grassing, especially if it's from Will. But he also threatens to ruin Will's academic prospects if he doesn't rats out his friends.
Not So Different: Despite hating Will with passion most of the time, he genuinely agrees with him when Will argues that a fashion show is a stupid, unethical way to collect money for charity since only good-looking people are able to take part. However, he is still enough of an asshole to force Will to take care of the charity money anyways.
Pet the Dog: Neil mentions Gilbert takes him making a move on Ms. Timms after one too many beers quite well.
He also stops Paedo Kennedy from molesting Neil on several occasions, even telling Kennedy that he's been, "putting his fucking neck on the line for", him.
In the Exam episode, he doesn't disqualify Jay for having his phone out, despite having every right to do so.
After Will shits himself, he leads him quietly out of the exam with as little fuss as possible.
Sadist Teacher / Apathetic Teacher: The former against students who have managed to personally annoy or insult him, especially Will. The latter against students in general.
Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: Will gets on the wrong side of him on his first day and he never lets up at him, even after he leaves the school.
Played by Emily Head
Alpha Bitch: She has a much higher standing in the popularity pecking order than the lads and, especially in series 3 and the first movie, comes across as one of the most popular girls at school with a bitchy streak and has a poor choice in men.
Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: She comes across as a Nice Girl in the first season, but knowingly strings Simon along. By the first movie, she outright uses him for her own ends, though its sort of Si's own fault for being awkward around her.
Clingy Jealous Girl: Implied when she sees Simon talking to Lauren. She comes up to Simon, asking to hang out, even after she finds out he's arranged to meet up with Lauren. In the first movie, she's this to James, even using Simon to try and make him jealous. James ever refers to her as "Carli Cling-on", noting that she's very keen.
Embarrassing Nickname: The yearbook reveals that the other kids called her "Carli Tomato" until she hit puberty.
Of Corsets Sexy: Her choice of outfit for the fashion show's sexy finale is a corset with Opera Gloves and feather boa, while carrying a riding crop, much to Neil's delight. Simon has to concentrate so hard not to get an erection because of this outfit that he neglects to spot that one of his balls are hanging out.
Pet the Dog: In spite of her Alpha Bitch tendencies, she does get Donovan to release the wedgie he's giving Will on their last day of school.
Put on a Bus: Simon declares that he doesn't want to see her again at the end of the first movie, and he kept his word as she is not seen or even given the slightest mention in the second movie.
Sequel Non-Entity: She has vanished from the face of the earth in the second movie. While she was Put on a Bus at the end of the first movie for perfectly justifiable reasons, it's still a bit jarring as she was one of the most important characters of the show before with so many of the plots and sideplots being about Simon trying to win her heart.
The Tease: When Simon stops paying attention to her and starts getting interested in Lauren, all Carli has to do is compliment him and he instantly forgets all about Lauren.
Took a Level in Jerkass: She's a reasonably nice Girl Next Door in the first series, but later on appears to be just stringing Simon along and even using him to make other guys jealous when it suits her. Her jerkassery is most evident in "The Fashion Show" and the first movie.
Buxom Is Better: Her breasts are, according to Jay, so large and perfect that she needs specially made bras.
Defrosting Ice Queen: She's seen as unattainable by the lads, but Will manages to break the ice with his wit after an awkward start. Even after his disaster in bed with her and his spreading of lies that they were more than they were, she's still nice to him considering.
Love Interest: By virtue of her number of appearances, she's likely the closest thing Will has to a main love interest on the show.
Ms. Fanservice: Will notes he would do anything Charlotte asked him to- including participating in the Fashion Show after deriding it repeatedly as shallow and ridiculous.
Not So Above It All: Has a bitchy moment when she participates in the date show despite Will thinking they were an item.
Really Gets Around: According to Jay, she's slept with the entire rugby team. Will points out that Rudge Park doesn't even have a rugby team. She's obviously more experienced and comfortable with her sexuality than Will, as she talks about buying vibrating love eggs and mentions she's already taken eleven lovers.
Small Role, Big Impact: Although she doesn't appear too often, she's still one of Will's most significant love interests over the course of the series. But despite the fact that they get along quite well, it's emphasized in her last appearance that she would love a guy "like Will" as long as it isn't actually him.
What the Hell, Hero?: Chews out Will for bragging about her being a porn star and his supposed bird to impress his work experience 'colleagues'.
Played by Henry Lloyd-Hughes
Axe-Crazy: Will refers to him as "the school psycho." Hash seems to make him "spread butter like a maniac."
Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: He has a façade of being polite in front of parents, which is why he manages to get into a lot less trouble than he should.
The Bully: He starts on Will on the first day and doesn't let up, even giving him a wedgie on their final day at school.
The Charmer: Gets away with his bullying because he's very polite and pleasant towards adults. (And girls.)
Crazy Jealous Guy: He's threatened Will for being with Charlotte and is implied to have beaten Patrice to a pulp for sleeping with her.
The Dreaded: When Donovan is involved, the protagonists pretty much give up and let him get away with his bullying due to their fear of him. It occasionally works in their favor but it mostly results in them getting hurt.
Jerkass: A Jerk Jock towards the protagonists, he even writes cock on Neil's bandaged arm.
Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He has a sensitive side towards Charlotte. Though if you tell anyone that, he will kill you ask Will..
Karma Houdini: None of the protagonists are physically inclined, so Donovan can pretty much get away with screwing with them without retaliation, except for one example when John of all people got him to back down.
Big Eater: He eats so many burgers at the Christmas prom that Will has to tell him to stop.
Butt-Monkey: His whole purpose is to be lower on the social pecking order than the protagonists.
Fat Idiot: He's not all there and tends to get lost easily.
Hidden Depths: When he sees Will being grappled by Donovan at the Christmas party, he doesn't even hesitate before yelling at Donovan to put him down, which gets the whole school year to stick up for Will and Donovan to back off.
Kavorka Man: Is seen at a house party with his hand on a girl's breast.
Nice Guy: Sticks up for Will and is fairly non-confrontational if stupid.
The Pig Pen: Will notes that the only "carnage" that had happened on the Swanage trip was what he'd done to the bus toilets.
Straw Loser: He often appears when the four main characters seem to be complete losers to point out that they are actually not at the bottom of the hierarchy (there is a reason they're called "inbetweeners" - they're not really losers, at least not if they pull themselves together, but they are surely not popular either), because guys like John are much worse off.
However, it's inverted in the episode "Will's Birthday" where the fact that even John is invited to a party shows how uncool the four main characters are.
Although, when confronted, the girl in question says the only reason she didn't invite the lads simply because she didn't know them that well.
Will is embarrassed by some of the things she does, such as buying him a vest for his birthday or letting slip about his childhood habits and ailments.
In the first episode, it's revealed she told the school that Will was bullied, giving him no small amount of embarrassment and actually contributing to his ostracization even though the reason he changed schools was actually because of school fees.
Brainless Beauty: As of the second movie. While she's always had a certain cluelessness she has clearly taken a Level In Dumbass, accidently flashing everyone her cleavage while trying to adjust her webcam amongst other things.
Brutal Honesty: She has a tendency towards being somewhat tactless, like when she tells Will to stay away from good looking girls and to let the good looking boys go for them instead.
Buxom Is Better: Her enormous breasts are a source of lust for Simon, Jay and Neil, much to Will's chagrin.
Deadpan Snarker: Like her son, she has her moments. In many cases, she has no tact with her snarky comments.
Genre Savvy: Knows perfectly well the text she got from Will's phone sent by Neil wasn't written by Will, so she simply tells him she's happy he got there safely.
The Comically Serious: Or The Cringe Comically Serious if you want. Whenever he goes into unnecessary details about his sex life, he often has a completely deadpan face as if he thinks mentioning his sex life is just like discussing politics. This tends to embarrass Simon even more.
Generation Xerox: When Simon confesses to him about his feelings for Carli, he tells Simon that he had a similar situation with an unrequited love. Of course, he then goes on about Simon's mother's sex drive, causing Simon to be sick.
Nice Guy: A pretty mellow Dad, especially compared to Terry Cartwright.
Reasonable Authority Figure: He waits to hear Simon's side of the story when Simon accidentally climbs into Carli's little brother's room and professes love to him.
Fat Bastard: Possessed of a hairy beer gut and is borderline abusive towards Jay.
Gasshole: Is quite loud when using to toilet in a cramped caravan. The smell is so bad, Will notes that his eyes are burning.
Hypocritical Heartwarming: Surprisingly, he gets one in the second movie when he starts a fight with his cousin, when he repeatedly insults Jay in front of him. Bearing in mind, Jay's dad usually says similar things to Jay, apparently only he is allowed to do so.
Ultimate Job Security: In spite of repeatedly attempting to molest Neil and apparently caught masturbating over the school orchestra some years back, he still has a job.It's implied that Gilbert has been covering up for him. "I'm putting my fucking neck on the line for you.". Indeed.
Second Love: To Simon after Carli and Tara. They're even living together in the second movie, where she has easy access to his possessions.
Smitten Teenage Girl: She falls for Simon fairly quickly upon meeting him, even if he's completely fixated on Carli. Too much so by the sequel, as she becomes psychotically obsessed with controlling him.
Yandere: She gets seriously psychotic in the second movie, destroying Simon's possessions and deleting friends from his Facebook account.
Played by Lydia Rose Bewley
Amicable Exes: Unlike Lucy, she and Jay part on quite pleasant terms in the second movie.
Big Beautiful Woman: In spite of Jay hoping not to get stuck with her, he is secretly attracted to her and the pair of them eventually get together. She has no angst about her appearance, even coming up with better insults for herself than James manages.
Lonely Together: Jane and Jay are the only characters who aren't in love triangles.
NiceGirl: Probably one of the most cheerful, friendly people in the entire series.
Off-Screen Breakup: Dumps Jay between the movies and moves to Australia, which is why Jay goes there in the first place.
Jerkass: The main things he does in the movie is running over Simon's leg with a scooter (pretending it was an accident), conning Simon out of his clothes to humiliate him, threatening Jay (who was just trying to make friends with him) to beat him up, insulting Jane for being fat, and forcing Jay to give him a note so that he can sniff cocaine.
Jerk Jock: Threatens to beat Jay up for supposedly liking a gay bar.
Played by Theo Barklem-Biggs
Alone Among the Couples: He's wandering around the resort on his own and ends up calling his parents when being alone causes him to have a breakdown.
All Girls Want Bad Boys: In spite of the fact that Ben is a complete asshole, she can't help but be physically attracted to him.
Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: A case could be made for this, as she's stringing Will along while carrying on with Ben in an on/off relationship, despite the fact that she despises him.
Genki Girl: She's highly energetic and gets even moreso with alcohol.
The Tease: She is constantly kissing Will, even though she has a thing going on with Ben.
Remember the New Guy: She was at school with Will before he transferred to Rudge Park. She doesn't quite count as a New Old Flame, as they were never together, but Will does mention that she was his first love.
Bourgeois Bohemian: Will identifies Ben as a trust fund baby who is probably traveling on his parents' dime but is an utter hypocrite in his views on wealth.
Hipster: He's got the whole anti-mainstream thing going for him, especially during his Establishing Character Moment when he thinks that having medical supplies on a tough trek is too touristy.
Jerkass: He berates Will for simply trying to introduce himself. Katie doesn't even like him, but can't help but be attracted to him. He's not even an in-your-face Jerk Jock lout so much as more of a university snob.
Mr. Fanservice: He shows off his ripped physique for much of the film.
Pretty Fly (For a White Guy): His dreadlocks. Will calls him out on being white and blond, noting that dreadlocks make him look pretentious.
Romantic False Lead: Subverted. He has all the makings of this, but Katie chooses him over Will after he calls them out.