Vitriolic Best Buds: More in season two, though originally Trisha seemed to be the only one who was genuinely friends with Mackenzie and Brittnay.
"Who the fuck are you?"
Head cheerleader, homecoming queen, part-time model. Current head cheerleader of the Overland Park Cheer Squad, Mackenzie is the definition of Alpha Bitch. Her actions early on in the series start the Cheerleader-Van Buren war.
Klingon Promotion: She got to be head cheerleader only because Shay was hit by a hacky sack and rendered incapacitated at the day of the auditions. Granted, she didn't kill Shay, so it's not a strict example of this trope.
Morality Pet: Her little sister. Mackenzie tries to get her mom to cut back on the nasty talk when her sister's around because she's only 7.
Breakout Character: She received her own spin-off, "The Trisha Show," with Atchison's Trisha as co-host.
Characterization Marches On: She's a lot bitchier than normal in the first episode, with no real reason behind it, unlike later episodes where she bitches out Ashley Katchadourian, who pretty much deserves it.
Of course, Trisha's only form of apologizing was saying "No hard feelings" when she saw Ashley for the first time after prom. In episode 31 she really has this moment when she learns about Jenna Darabond's evil plan and awkwardly motions to Ashley.
Nice Girl: The only time she ever does anything truly mean-spirited is when she attacks Ashley on prom night.
Arch-Enemy: At this point it's pretty clear she's Trisha's.
Backstabbing the Alpha Bitch: Planning it for a while. Officially backstabbed when it came to cheer nationals as she joined the Atchison High cheer squad so her own squad would be unable to compete now that there are only five of them.
Butt Monkey: Cemented in episode 22 when Deandra tosses her across the mall as a demonstration of her robot arm's strength, followed by Ashley's rather pathetic pleas for someone to help her going unheard.
True Neutral:invoked Ashley Katchadourian returns in Episode 31 but is not interested with having to do with anything as of late and is just set on doing her own thing, steering away from the shitstorm as much as possible. Trisha acknowledges her on that path.
Unwitting Instigator of Doom: She's responsible for the entire series starting off all because she wasn't watching the door to the girls bathroom. Though it turns out she wasn't responsible for watching the door.
Used to Be a Sweet Kid: She didn't sound anything beyond conniving and was quite timid when she was first seen. But after Trisha lashes out on her for leaving the door unguarded which lead to Deandra getting her arms ripped off, she's been bitter ever since. She didn't even forgive Trisha after apologizing to her.
Walking Spoiler: All that white, for Pete's sakes. It only applies if you're still new to the show and you've decided to watch the very first episode, as a good start for the more eventful things to come.
Brick Joke: In the first episode Trisha wondered if Jenna Darabond's dad was sick or died, then realized she was getting her confused with Jenna Dapananian. As it turns out, this Jenna's dad was the sick one.
Deadpan Snarker: How she gets by when commenting on things nobody ever explained to her about.
It's over... for now. But winter is coming to Overland Park!
Due to mysterious circumstances, she's been absent for an indefinite amount of time and as a result, is replaced by Saison Margeurite so Overland Park is qualified to cheer for cheer nationals... and isoriginallyin charge of the door.
The Chessmaster: Her first actual appearance has her watching the Overland Park squad through a pair of binoculars, begrudgingly conceding that Mackenzie wins this round but that she'll have something else in store. It's implied (and later confirmed) that she had something to do with the feud between the Overland Park and Atchison Cheer Squads, if not everything else that's been going on since the first episode.
Episode 31 made it all clear that she had something to do with everything that's been going on, from Deandra being let in to the bathroom up to Cheer Nationals. Talk about an evil plan.
Clingy Jealous Girl: Why she planned on messing with the cheer squad in the first place. When she saw Ashley kissing Justin and then Mackenzie shortly after, she went on with the plan that would start it all and in first doing, introduces herself as "Ashley Katchadourian" to Deandra after letting her in the bathroom. It went further when she saw that Justin made out with Brittnay.
Daddy's Little Villain: When she speaks to her father on the phone, she casually mentions that she's planning revenge. Given that her father is a senator, this is not very surprising.
Establishing Character Moment: After only being mentioned for thirty episodes, when she finally appears, she's spying on the Overland Park cheerleaders through binoculars and tells her dad she's planning "a little revenge."
Even Evil Has Standards: Insists that she's not at all responsible for Deandra getting her arms ripped-off and calls it "super fucked up".
Running Gag: She's mentioned lots of times, all the way from the very first episode and so on and her unknown fate seems to get everyone (the viewers) asking what the hell is up with her. At least, until the very end of season 2.
Bad Boss: Averted. Upon being named the new head of the Cheer Squad, Shay's first decisions including hiring a professional to teach the squad how to truly be popular and has commissioned a gorgeous new set of uniforms.
Berserk Button: Being called a "fucking liar," which sets off the whole series.
Fallen Princess: While popular in her own right, she was originally going to be the cheer captain. Being incapacitated by a hacky sack to the head changed that.
And now she managed to get cheer captain back from Mackenzie, who asks her to join the squad because they couldn't get anyone else and they are losing their popular status to Jenna Darabond's hipsters. Shay demanded that the only way she would join the squad was if she could be captain, and Mackenzie was so desperate she finally conceded.
Typhoid Mary: Her lice were so bad she infected the entire 3rd grade and had to be sent home.
Jana Van Buren
Girls, girls! You're all treasures. Lovely accidental treasures. Mistakes, but treasures.
The mother of the Van Buren girls and an expert on using laxatives to poison people. Currently pregnant with a fourth child and is a heavy alcoholic and pill addict. It turns out she's not pregnant. She's just fat.
Team Dad: Of the football team, if his interactions with the soon to be father Blaine and the Daddy Issues-rifed Justin are anything to go by. In one of the Extra Credits, there's even a line saying he agreed to be Blaine's child's godfather.
Flat Character: Only because out of the football team, he has the least amount of screentime and not much depth in characterization in spite of daddy issues and being a compulsive cheater.
Your Cheating Heart: thought nothing of Brittnay randomly making out with him, received a blowjob from Rachel in exchange for voting her Prom Queen, and according to Shay and Deandra, may have/had a fling with Mackenzie. All of this has happened while dating Ashley.
And seen at the end of the second season, he is currently with Jenna Darabond. Though he was her boyfriend in the first place, as the first episode of the third season stated.
Oh nine months?! That's like two years!
Britney's ex-boyfriend and Saison's boyfriend.
Bastard Boyfriend: Averted of all accounts even when he had the pleasure of having his way with Saison unprotected and predictably, getting her pregnant.
Comically Missing the Point: He was once planning to tell his coach that he'll be stepping out of the football team because Saison is pregnant. He still got nine months back then.
Dark Secret: Apparently, something happened between Deandra and the Atchison High Cheer Squad that she does not want to talk about. It turns out she used to be the head of the Atchison Cheer Squad before a mixture of a pastrami quesedilla, chili dogs, Code Red Mountain Dew, and unpopped pop rocks caused her to defecate over her squad and everything in a thirty foot radius while doing a pyramid. Deandra blames Tanya Berkowitz for it since she gave her the Pop Rocks in the first place, wondering what kind of person just happens to carry Pop Rocks with them.
Freudian Excuse: Her determination to find a comfortable place to poop in stems from the horrific incident where she had a bout of Irritable Bowel Syndrome and crapped all over her squad during a pyramid demonstration back at Atchison.
Deandra: It's the exact same dress I've been wearing every day at school.
Made of Plasticine: Let's face it, the worst thing that could happen to someone when their arms are being tugged by a bunch of people on each side, is the shoulder bones to be dislocated. Instead, she gets her fucking arms ripped off.
Nobody Poops: She's the living personification of this trope averted, because half of her screentime is about her pooping, going to poop somewhere, or wanting to poop somewhere.
Pet the Dog: She earnestly tried to get Atchison to stop antagonizing the Overland Park cheer squad by pointing out what happened to her, but later decided to help the Overland Park squad because she was tired of Tanya pushing her around.
Gratuitous French: She just pronounces everything with a French-ish lisp and asks "How do you say?" before a lot of words.
Only Friend: She seems to have some sort of friendship with Shay van Buren since episode 10, especially when she tried to comfort her by saying 'maybe no one noticed' about "Gay" van Buren. Then in episode 14, she's seen talking with her.
It's been established in Episode 19 that Shay is her best friend when Shay saw her hanging around with Brittnay as her "best friend". However, Brittnay only did it to get on TV.
Sixth Ranger: When she joins the Overland Park cheer squad. In season three she is asked to rejoin, by Brittnay of all people, because they couldn't get anyone else besides Shay Van Buren and Atchison's Trisha.
Teen Pregnancy: The plot of episode 14, after Trisha finds a positive pregnancy test and tries to hunt down the mother-to-be. Looks like Lunch Lady Belinda was right about Saison and Blaine making a baby on prom night.
Verbal Tic: Saison Marguerite's "How d'you say..." which drives Brittnay absolutely insane.
Jonathan "Than" Getslinhaumer
Hey! That's not my name!
An Overland Park student who has a habit for spouting out arrogant statements and gay innuendos, much to the disgust and frustration of the football team.
Abusive Parents: Implied when Brittnay punched Than in the stomach, which prompts him to say that it reminded him of his mother.
Ambiguously Bi/Ambiguously Gay: Than was this for much of the first two seasons: he watches the football team take showers all the time apparently, but he still agrees to go to the prom with Shay and have sex with Brittnay. The end of season 2 made it clear he was actually gay, when he came out of the closet. Then Double Subverted when he said he pretended to be gay so Tanner could like him (in a one-sided way). Of course, this leaves many of the guys still in doubt.
In season 3, he tries to enforce the former trope after discovering that bisexuality is a thing.
Depraved Homosexual: The first thing he does when he came out: going to the boys' locker room and making out with Tanner. Even before that, he loved sexually-harassing the football team every chance he could.
The Scrappy: In-universe, Than is this to most of Overland Park. The Football Team completely hates him and wishes he would go away, Brittnay only starts dating him because they both hate the Football Team and Than is more than willing to engage in anal sex, and the fact that he took Shay Van Buren to prom is more of a sign of how far she fell after the "Gay Van Buren" escapade. The only one who really treats him with any civility is Tristan.
Stalker with a Crush: Implied to be his motive for why he's always in the locker room. It's likely that he has feelings for Tanner, seeing as though Tanner takes the brunt of his annoying stalkerish behaviours and sexual harassment.
The Thing That Would Not Leave: He just won't take the hint that the Football Team loathes him completely. When he comes out, he thinks that it's because everyone but Tanner is homophobic.
Transparent Closet: Parodied and exaggerated beyond belief - he makes constant comments to the football team about wanting to have anal sex, give blowjobs to or take showers with them. Yet, he still claims to be straight. Tanner is particularly frustrated by all this.
Pyrrhic Victory: She won Prom Queen by giving blow jobs to most of the boys in Overland Park High, but as it turns out this didn't make her popular. She just now has a whore's reputation along with being a social outcast.
Really Gets Around: She managed to give blow jobs to every boy in school except for Matthew Derringer because he doesn't have a penis (though he said he turned her down anyway, he's that good of a boyfriend to Trisha).
Spread the rumor that Brittnay gives second rate handjobs.
Jerkass: Told everyone in school that Brittnay gives bad handjobs, refuses to stop telling people, and after being asked out by her, ditches her in the parking lot on Prom Night after getting a handjob.
Terse Talker: That quote up there? That's the longest line he's had on the show.
A member of the Color Guard who is the one that told Brittnay about Saison really being from Montreal.
The Ghost: She was only mentioned once in the second episode, but didn't appear until the third season during a flashback to Mackenzie's New Year's party. Her lack of appearance is even lampshaded by Brittnay, with Jennifer stating she hasn't been seen because she's now on the Color Guard. Jennifer herself lampshades the fact that Brittnay, and the audience, most likely wouldn't be seeing her again.
Morality Pet: She is one of the few people Brittnay seems to have no issue with, and trusts Jennifer's statements on the grounds that she hasn't lied since the third grade.
Unwitting Instigator of Doom: She accidentally sparks Brittnay's scathing hatred of Saison simply by stating she's not from France like she tells everyone she is.
The biggest ghost in the whole series, mentioned once, who has yet to make an actual appearance like the other ghost characters have so far.
Bit Character: All we know about her is, upon Trisha vomiting in the bathroom stall in the third episode, she apologizes and says she'll contact Amber. This implies Amber has some job in the girls room and may or may not have a connection to the Cheer Squad.
Cluster F-Bomb: Unleashes a HUGE one after losing to Mackenzie at cheer nationals.
Evil Laugh: While not akin to the common laugh of an Alto Villainess, her high-pitched giggling counts. Especially when she told Overland Park that they stole their routine and that it's lucky for them (Atchison High) to go first.
Faux Affably Evil: Hides just how nasty she is behind a mask of sugary sweetness and "standards." However, much like a certain Dolores Umbridge, her fake personality is every bit as sickening as her real one, if not more. The mask comes crashing down when she loses Cheer Nationals.
Fearless Fool: The woman is absolutely unmoved by Deandra's threats and her demonstration to back those threats up, citing her knowledge of Terminator and Robocop franchises as enough needed to take Deandra down if necessary.
Gosh Dang It to Heck!: Enforces it on her fellow cheerleaders, as well. Completely and utterly averted in Episode 30.
Hypocrite: Holds herself above the Overland squad for not swearing, yet unleashes a Cluster F-Bomb when she loses at cheer nationals.
Klingon Promotion: Much like Mackenzie and Shay, Tanya is believed to have deliberately sabotaged Deandra so she could usurp her role as head of Atchison's Cheer Squad.
Pop Cultured Badass: When Brittnay makes a comment about how talking with the Atchison High Cheer Squad is like arguing with the cast of DuckTales, Tanya makes a comment that they should be so lucky to argue with anyone from that show, saying how Scrooge McDuck is worth 4.4 Billion, has fragile duck bones, and still dives into a pile of gold coins every day.
Evil Counterpart: For a small measure of evil. She's not bad, but she is on the opposing cheer squad. She's louder than the Overland Park Trisha and may even be dumber. Compare the number of times her teammates tell her to stop to the number of times Overland Park Trisha is told to stop.
Friendly Enemy: With Overland Park Trisha! In fact, they're quite a ball when they're together.
To that end, when the Overland Park squad wins the Cheer Nationals, Trisha chooses to chew out Ashley Katchadourian instead of Atchison's Trisha.
Karmic Protection: She never really does anything truly malicious beyond what Tanya wants her to do, and the other half of her screen time is her bonding with Overland Park's Trisha. So when Atchison loses Cheer Nationals, Trisha Cappaletti decides to rant against Ashley Katchadourian while Atchison's Trisha stands on the side.
Name's the Same: With the Overland Park Trisha. Which lead to an exchange where they had a back-and-forth of asking each other's name.
Sixth Ranger: On the Overland Park Squad. She is literally the sixth member since she was the last person to be asked to join after Saison and Shay.
Gossipy Hens: With Mikayla. Brooklyn was apparently the one who told her about Trisha's make-out sessions with another kid after school.
Morality Pet: In a sense. Mikayla Van Buren is strangely nice to her even though they were competing, but it's implied that they've been a friends for a while since they do gymnastics together.
Only Sane Girl: Well, girl. So far she seems to be one of the most normal little kids in the series, but God only knows how long that will last.
This make-up tastes like old candy!
Mackenzie's younger sister who takes after their mom and her sister in that she's a foul mouthed attention whore, though she doesn't seem to be very bright even for her age. Mackenzie is very concerned for her.