Characters: The Suite Life of Zack and Cody
The series having spanned for two shows and a film, there are quite a bit
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Characters in both series
Zachary "Zack" Martin
Played by: Dylan
- Bash Brothers: With Cody.
- Big Brother Bully: Well Zack was born a few minutes before Cody and he usually bullies Cody sometimes.
- Book Dumb
- Brilliant but Lazy : It has been stated in universe. Zack is actually very smart, possibly on par with Cody, but he lacks work ethic, and is quite lazy in regards to studies. However, when properly motivated and on the right subject (woodshop, for example) Zack is a brilliant student, having gotten A's when he applies himself, and is the best in class at Woodshop, even better then Cody, which Cody is astounded by.
- Cool Kid And Loser Friendship: Very popular, but still is very fond of his dorky brother, specially as the series progressed.
- Deadpan Snarker
- Dogged Nice Guy: Toward Maddie.
- Dumbass Teenage Son
- Foil: To Cody.
- Jerkass: He comes off as this..
- Hotel Hellion: In Suite Life Of Zack And Cody.
- Informed Attribute: We're told Zack's a bad boy. We've never seen it. Unless you count Zany Schemes.
- "The Bermuda Triangle" flips this around and turns it up to eleven with Cody being basically an exaggerated flanderization of Zack, complete with a bad boy leather jacket wearing persona, and Zack being one of Cody; a supersensitive Camp Straight Mama's boy.
- Kid-anova: Though to be fair, his attempts failed just as often as they succeeded.
- The Lancer
- Mouthy Kid
- Only Known by Their Nickname: No one calls Zack by his full name, although Mr. Moseby occasionally uses it as a Full Name Ultimatum when he pulls a particularly Zany Scheme.
- Really Gets Around: Maya asks him to name all of his ex-girlfriends, after several hours, he's still not done. It's also speculated that he didn't actually date all of those girls
- Secret Secret Keeper: In That's So Suite Life of Hannah Montana, it is likely that he and Cody deduced that Raven Baxter has the ability to see what goes on in the future. Zack even mocked her I have a vision schtick, and bad things kept happening to Cody every time a sneeze and a bell was heard, as Raven subtly warned them.
- Super Speed: As Quick Guy in "Super Twins".
- Took a Level in Kindness: Especially after dating Maya. Maya's birthday is an example and its implied it's not simply to woo her but thinks she deserves a birthday party that Mosby decides to deny. However, he did go through questionable lengths for this, such as deceiving Sean Kingston, which London calls him out for. Though he's shown shades of being caring all throughout both series not only to Maya but to Maddie as well as being the only one to show up at her sweet 16 party as everybody goes to London's after she bribes them. Another instance has him object to London lip-syncing and Maddie providing her singing voice. He thinks Maddie deserves the recognition.
- Let's not forget him falling to pieces after seeing a romance film.
- Trickster Twins
- Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist: Most of the time.
Played by: Cole Sprouse
- Adorkable: Primarily in the first series.
- Badass Bookworm: While primarily displayed in the Suite Life On Deck, there are moments when Cody actually surpasses Zack in physical ability. Best examples are in "It's All Greek to Me", where he lifts a heavy glass case by himself, in another, he rips a towel in half, and in another, he tackles and takes down Kurt Warner, one of the greatest undrafted football players of all time, and one of the greatest players in NFL history. Let it be known that the first two were because he heard Bailey talk about another guy in a romantic way, so they could be jealousy-fuelled. The last one was all him, though.
- Deadpan Snarker: Even more so than Zack at times.
- Cool Kid And Loser Friendship: At first, he later became less and less loser.
- Dogged Nice Guy: To Bailey, at first.
- Entitled Bastard: Verges into this in Suite Life On Deck.
- Extracurricular Enthusiast
- Foil: To Zack.
- The Hero
- Hollywood Nerd
- Hotel Hellion: In Suite Life Of Zack And Cody.
- Insufferable Genius
- Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: The Feminine Boy to Bailey's Masculine Girl.
- The Millstone: In "Lost At Sea", his desire to be right gets the cast stranded on a desert island. Thankfully he fixes it in the end.
- Mouthy Kid
- Nice Guy
- Official Couple: With Bailey.
- Psychic Powers: As Brain Man in "Super Twins".
- Screams Like a Little Girl: Cole Sprouse is really very good at girly screams for his rather chicken-hearted character. Even more impressive as he is able to maintain his girly scream even after going through puberty.
- The Smart Guy
- The Spock
- Terrified of Germs: A phobia Cody developed in the latter half of On Deck.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: In The Suite Life on Deck.
- Trickster Twins
- Alpha Bitch —> Lovable Alpha Bitch: Thing is though, she became too stupid to be considered one.
- Asian Airhead: Type I.
- Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!
- Attention Whore
- Book Dumb: Originally.
- Brainless Beauty
- Catchphrase: "Yay me!"
- The Chick
- City Mouse: And holy shit how!
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Seriously. She works out, and turns into a volleyball fiend if sufficiently pissed off.
- Also, if you break her purse, she will beat you up.
- The Ditz
- Even the Girls Want Her
- The Fashionista: Rarely wears an outfit more than twice.
- Flanderization: Started out more as a somewhat shallow, rich-girl stereotype trying to avoid real work at all costs, but as the series progressed moved firmly into the Brainless Beauty category.
- Hidden Depths: London on occasion shows this, along with some Obfuscating Stupidity and Deadpan Snarker moments, most noticeable during an episode where the main cast got stuck on an island and had to fend for themselves. London, seemingly in shock from the event, thought they were at a beach resort. That is, until they were safely back on the cruise liner and mentioned off hand that it was her way to get out of the manual labor.
- In the Christmas Episode, London goes through a Yet Another Christmas Carol plot. This episode reveals that London was a good kid until the bitterness about her dad never being around for Christmas (or any other time for that matter) got to her.
- There are also quite a few episodes dealing with London being a Lonely Rich Kid.
- It's All About Me
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She lets others borrow money from her at times.
- Lonely Rich Kid
- Muscles Are Meaningless
- No Indoor Voice
- Rich Bitch
- Right for the Wrong Reasons: She stopped believing Justin Russo from Wizards of Waverly Place was a doctor when he failed to offer medical help despite it not being the kind of doctor he was pretending to be.
- Spoiled Brat / Spoiled Sweet: She used to be the latter trope, until the absence of her father among other things changed her.
- Rich in Dollars, Poor in Sense
- Screw the Rules, I Have Money!
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: Girly Girl to Bailey's Tomboy.
- Took a Level in Dumbass
- Upper-Class Twit
Mr. Marion Moseby
Played by: Phill Lewis
Characters in The Suite Life of Zack and Cody
Played by: Kim Rhodes
Played by: Brian Stepanek
Played by: Adrian R'Mante
Played by: Alyson Stoner
Played by: Allie Grant
Characters from The Suite Life On Deck
Cody's crush in season one. She is pretty bubbly, friendly, and smart, almost a female equivalent to Cody. She officially starts dating him after he buys her tickets to a Hannah Montana concert. They go through a nasty breakup at the end of season two because of several misunderstandings, and had Unresolved Sexual Tension throughout season three. Both were unwilling to admit they were wrong, but both set their feud aside in the three part Twister trilogy and get back together.
Played by: Doc Shaw
A child rapper who lost his career because of puberty. He joins the S.S Tipton Seven Seas High program and befriends much of the main cast. He leaves the S.S Titpon when he gets his singing job back on track.
Played by: Matthew Timmons
Cody's eccentric roomate and best friend.
Played by: Erin Cardillo
Played by: Rachael Kathryn Bell
Maya Elizabeth Bennett
Played by: Zoey Deutch
Zack's new love interest, she becomes his girlfriend after he throws her a birthday party and even promises to get rid of his life style for her. Sadly, they break up in the series finale.
- Brooklyn Rage: From New York and fuels her Tsundere traits.
- Gamer Chick
- Granola Girl: Goes to do humanitarian work after graduation, which leads to her breakup with Zack
- Meaningful Name
- Only Sane Man
- Sixth Ranger: Takes over the role after Marcus leaves.
- Tsundere: Towards Zack.
- Understanding Girlfriend: One episode involves Zack feeling conflicted between seeing her perform at a poetry slam and attending a previously planned video game night with Cody, Woody, and Moesby. When his Zany Scheme to be both places at once fails (per usual Sitcom formula), she tells him that she's okay with him wanting to hang out with his friends instead of her once in a while.note After all, he wouldn't be the guy she fell for if he didn't.
Played by: Bob Joles (voice), John Michael Higgins (in person)
London's often unseen father and manager of Tipton Industries. He is incredibly rich (so much that his allowance to London is ridiculous) and is involved in many criminal activities.
- Big Bad or Bigger Bad: Probably the latter, but in the third season of the sequel series, he is the main antagonist of the Twister special.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive
- Characterization Marches On: Remember how he seems to care about London's well being. In his final and first real appearance appearance, London has to remind him of who she is. Plus his criminal activities aren't pointed out until this time too with his most corrupt behavior before then is endangering some wales with his cruise ship. His final appearance talks of him embezzling money and on top of that wants to turn the Picket farm into a plastic bag factory.
- He Who Must Not Be Seen: Is usually concealed by a wall of body guards and isn't properly seen until near the end of On Deck.
- Parental Neglect: Essentially left London in the care of the several nannies and Moseby.
- Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: His motto in life.
- Serial Spouse: Has been married anywhere between eight and fifteen times. And each of them get shorter and shorter as London is the child of wife number 3 though The earlier show suggests she's wife number 1. At the start of the show he's on or between wife 4. he seems to go through at least a half dozen between the two shows.
- Ultimate Evil: He is ultimately the one Moseby has to answer to, and yet, we hardly see what he looked like for most the series. When he is usually brought up, all we hear of him are the heartless things he has done to the environment and his tendency to have at least 14 spouses, among other things. When he does make a full appearance, we see what a terrible man he truly is.
Played by: Caroline Rhea
- All Germans Are Nazis: She's German, and often associated with Nazi jokes (she has a killer wiener dog named Blitzkrieg, for one thing).
- Beauty Mark: Has a massive mole on her face that she insists is one of these. Nobody agrees.
- Big Bad: Often appeared as an antagonist.
- Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: Heavy on the "ineffectual", light on the "sympathetic".
- Large Ham
- Laughably Evil
- Overly Long Name: Especially after getting married.
Ilsa: I have gotten married.
Ilsa: Ja. My married name is Ilsa Schicklgrubermeiger-von Helsinger Kepelugerhoffer.
- Smug Snake: Too confidant in her nasty actions to actually succeed.
- Tyrant Takes the Helm: During her time as the manager of the Tipton, to the point that even London hated her.
- You Monster!: Played for laughs in her second appearance, where she's equated to a literal monster.
Moseby: There is no such thing as monsters!
Ilsa walks in the door.
Moesby, Carey and the boys: AHHHHH!!!
Ilsa: I'm back.
Carey: Get behind me kids! Don't look her in the mole—I mean eyes!
Played by: Hutch Dano
Characters Only Featured in the Movie
Played by: John Ducey
Played by: John Ducey
The Gemini Project