Characters / Victorious

The characters of the television series Victorious:
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In General

  • The Beautiful Elite: A particularly astounding example of this, nearly all the main cast are beyond gorgeous, their characters seem to have an infinite amount of money & accessories and are apparently just great at everything they do. Given brilliant Lampshading by Sinjin in The Slap Fight.
  • The Friends Who Never Hang: With a fairly large ensemble it's not surprising some relationships seem closer than others, as Tori and surprisingly Robbie is the only one to have significant plot-lines with everybody. Cat rarely has any storylines with Andre or Beck that don't involve another intermediary, Andre rarely has interactions with Cat or supposed best-friend Beck, Jade doesn't really hang out with anybody besides Cat or Beck despite in group tag-alongs, and Beck rarely has storylines outside Jade or Tori (despite one very meomorable episode with Robbie). Jade and Tori's relationship, while a dominant focus throughout the series, rarely has episodes where they actually hang out alone... though some have noted there's a considerably more open and less hostile dynamic between them when they're away from the outside social world.
  • Not So Above It All: With the exception of Token Evil Teammate Jade, who frequently has the most antagonistic moments and crosses the most possible Moral Event Horizon 's throughout the show, each character has shown they have their more selfish and Jerkass tendencies that crop up every now and again.
  • True Companions: While some relationships skew towards the dysfunctional and many have their own neurotic, occasionally self-destructive sides, they do always seem to be there for each other in the end.

     Victoria "Tori" Vega 
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Portrayed by: Victoria Justice

  • Adorkable: Has her moments.
  • Alliterative Name: One of her posts on TheSlap.com states that if she had been a boy her parents would have named her Victor, so her nickname would have been Tor. This implies that her full name is Victoria Vega, and therefore fits this trope.
  • Almost Kiss:
    • An one-sided one with Andre in "Jade Gets Crushed".
    • Another one with Beck in "Tori Goes Platinum", but she refuses out of respect for Jade's feelings.
  • Ambiguously Bi: Has a few one-episode boyfriends and occasional Ship Tease with Beck, but also has a ton of Les Yay with Cat, Jade and other female guest stars, as well as frequently calling other women "hot!".
  • Aww, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: With Trina, the most significant moment being the end of "Helen Back Again".
  • Bare Your Midriff: Tori shows a significant amount of midriff in multiple episodes, which is quite rare for a protagonist, especially in a show centered for younger viewers.
  • Betty and Veronica: while having the traits commonly assumed of a 'Betty' character, her general freshness and what-if factor makes her the Veronica to both Beck and Jade
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Go too far towards her or one of her friends and she will make you pay. A lot of one shot villains have found this out the hard way.
    • The fact that she was about to taze a cop in "Stage Fighting" who was prepared, yet reluctant, to pull a stun gun on her.
    • Just being called a grunch by one of the girls in Beck's car in "Driving Tori Crazy", provoked her enough to attack her.
    • She pushes Trina's head underwater when she's washing her hair when she's forced to be her assistant for a month.
  • Bigger Is Better: Tori's fan in "Survival Of The Hottest".
  • Big Little Sister: She's a year younger than Trina and yet, she's noticeably taller than her.
  • Brainy Brunette: She gets good grades and has brown hair.
  • Butt Monkey: To a certain extent.
  • Cassandra Truth: No one has believed her about Ponnie's existence.
  • Catch Phrase: "I DON'T TALK LIKE THAT!" Said whenever someone (usually Jade) mocks something she said while affecting a Southern Belle accent. You know, to make Tori sound stupid.
  • Cat Fight: With Jade twice in The Wood. Also with those four girls in Beck's car in "Driving Tori Crazy".
  • Covert Pervert: She tries to hide it, but without much success. Jade's boobs are particularly interesting to her.
  • Coy, Girlish Flirt Pose: Tends to use this when flirting with guys. This is lampshaded by Jade in Beck Falls For Tori.
  • Dance Battler: Defeats the Gorilla by doing the Hammer Dance before kicking it off the crate.
  • Deadpan Snarker: While nowhere near the level of Jade, she can dip into this on occasion. Jade is generally the one to bring this side of her out.
  • Dreadful Musician: Do not let Tori put her hands on a musical instrument. Subverted in Tori Goes Platinum, as she plays a piano quite well.
  • Even the Girls Want Her: Tori seems to get this implied directly from Ke$ha in Ice Cream for Kesha when the latter remarks about her cheekbones (and other female characters are shown fawning over that same facial feature). More YMMV with Cat and Jade.
  • Fascinating Eyebrow: Tori in particular is quite fond of it.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The Responsible to Trina's Foolish.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: The Phlegmatic.
  • Flanderization: She was snarky but she did try to be normal. Despite very rarely getting punished for her screw-ups, she usually felt bad and did what she could to help. She is subject to Alternative Character Interpretation, but nowadays she can do incredibly selfish acts and always escapes retribution for it.
  • Genki Girl: Not to the same extreme as Cat, but still qualifies.
  • Heroes Love Dogs: in "Jade dumps Beck" and "Star Spangled Tori" (the second one took a while to warm up to her though).
  • Hiccup Hijinks: She gets the hiccups every time she "talks urban".
  • Hypocrite:
    • She has no problem kissing other girls' boyfriends (even those of her friends), yet wants revenge towards anyone who cheats on her or just uses her to fulfill their own goals.
    • In Andre's Horrible Girl, she tried to convince Andre not to date a girl just so he could sing for her dad, a famous music producer. At least, until he said she could sing with him.
  • Idiot Ball: Tori thinking it was a good idea to trust Trina and Cat to get her solvent by the time the play started. This is hinted in one of her status updates on The Slap: "Never send Trina and Cat to do ANYTHING!!!"
  • I Just Want to Be Badass: In "The Gorilla Club".
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: She felt this way in the first episode and a few afterwards, but eventually learns to accept the weirdness that abounds in Hollywood Arts.
  • Informed Attractiveness: While she's undoubtedly attractive (just look at her picture), she gets what may be the crowning example of this trope in the iCarly crossover, when Freddie says that she's "way hotter" than Shelby Marx. (An Identical Stranger also played by Victoria Justice.) She was a few years older on the crossover than when she played Shelby Marx and thus, more "matured."
  • Kick the Dog: "Jade Dumps Beck", during Jade's breakdown, Tori outright tells Jade that they're not friends. Considering Jade's behavior past and future it could be considered a Kick the Son of a Bitch
  • Let Us Never Speak of This Again: Tori's armpit cream in "Robarazzi."
  • The Muse: to Andre. Not only has she helped with is songwriting, but he's only been able to pull off a lot of his performances with her on the stage beside him.
  • New Transfer Student: Notable in that it's the students from the new school who pressure her to transfer in.
  • Nice Girl: Notably, refuses to ever lash out at Jade despite the latter's horrible attitude towards her, even to the point where she won't kiss Beck out of respect for Jade's feelings, even though Jade and Beck are no longer together. However, she can have her Jerkass moments too...like trying to drown her sister or leaving a little girl dangling from a ceiling.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Most of the time (i.e. "Beck's Big Break", "Rex Dies" and "Wok Star" to name a few), but she fixes it. Subverted in Tori Tortures Teacher where Sikowitz' depression is not because Tori took him to a play that made his life look worthless, but because he misses his girlfriend's pet cat.
  • Oh Crap!: When Ms. Lee outright tells her she will get her revenge on Tori what she did to her daughter in "Wok Star".
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Everyone calls her "Tori" as opposed to "Victoria."
  • Only Sane Woman: Trades off with Andre and Beck.
  • Overdrawn at the Blood Bank: in Tori Gets Stuck.
  • Platonic Life Partners: With Andre.
  • The Rival: Jade, though she makes it clear that she'd prefer to be Jade's friend.
  • Running Gag: Ever since "Rex Dies", people really can't stop mentioning Tori's cheekbones.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: After long hours of chopping squid, Ms. Lee lets Tori and Robbie leave seeing they paid off their bill. Robbie hops over the counter, only to break the plates, thus having Ms. Lee demand them to work some more. Tori says to hell with that and immediately ditches Robbie.
  • She's Got Legs: She has quite a nice pair which are seen when she wears a bathing suit or shorts.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: With Trina.
  • Silent Snarker: Her signature reaction to Jade insulting her.
  • Spicy Latina: Averted; she's too passive and sweet to qualify.
  • Sympathy for the Devil: Definitely this with Jade, as she always forgives her no matter how far Jade's more extreme outbursts tend to go, though the "devil" part may be a bit of an exaggeration
  • Took a Level in Badass: In "The Gorilla Club".
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Debatable in "How Trina Got In".
  • Town Girls: The Neither to Cat's Femme and Jade's Butch.
  • Unwitting Pawn: A variation of this: she doesn't realize that she had taken Ponnie's place in Hollywood Arts upon Ponnie getting kicked out, thus unintentionally driving her to revenge. The horrific part? She has done nothing.
  • Victorious Loser: In "Stage Fighting". Which is interesting considering her name and the name of the show.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Jade.
  • The Watson: She's constantly asking what this, that and the other thing mean. At one point, she asks what an understudy is. This infuriates Jade.
  • With Friends Like These...: With Jade.
  • Woman Scorned: She's fine if you just break up with her. Cheating on her or just using her will end with you getting a Humiliation Conga. Ryder Daniels and Steven found this out the hard way.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: She gets the lead in "Tori Gets Stuck", but we all know why she never gets to star in her debut. "The Gorilla Club" has her defeating the gorilla, only to be tackled off of the crate. She also passes her movie audition, but because of her "gorilla injuries", she doesn't get the part.

     André Harris 
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Portrayed by: Leon Thomas III

  • Accidental Misnaming: Trina can never get his name right. This running gag trails off after the first few episodes.
  • Adorkable: Can be this during some of his quirkier moments, such as jamming to his heartbeat while wearing a stethoscope.
  • Almost Kiss: Almost kisses Tori due to her posing as Jade in "Jade Gets Crushed".
  • Big Eater: In "The Bad Roommate" he finishes a pot pie meant for the Vega family. That's why they call it family pot pie, y'know.
  • Black Best Friend: To most of the group, but most prominently to Tori, Beck, and Robbie.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: He mentioned in his Slap video profile "I like girls...a lot."
  • Chick Magnet: Though not quite at Beck's level, Andre is fully capable of getting dates.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Has his moments from time to time.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Andre can be pretty sarcastic, particularly when someone does something ridiculous or inappropriate. He also has traces of being a Gentleman Snarker.
  • Genre Savvy: Comes from his Only Sane Man position.
  • The Heart: Andre is often the one to pacify others and keep members of the group from arguing with each other. Even Jade noticeably treats him better than she does Robbie, Cat, and Tori.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Beck.
  • Jack-of-All-Trades: Can sing, act, and is gifted on multiple instruments.
  • The Lancer: He is the best friend of Tori, who often functions as The Leader. Together, they keep each other grounded and make a good team.
  • Large Ham: Notably whenever he gets upset/stressed out.
  • Nice Guy: Andre is generally a sensitive, kindhearted person. The biggest exception to this is in "A Christmas Tori" where he gets upset over a bad grade, he takes his anger out on Robbie in "A Christmas Tori" by shoving him out of his chair and knocking him to the ground. But by the next episode he's back to his normal, nice self.
  • The Not-Love Interest: He's the closest to Tori in the main group, so it's easy to think he's her love interest, especially when they've even done a couple of love duets together. But they're best friends, and don't see each other as anything more.
  • Only Sane Man: Trades off with Tori and Beck, also he's often the guy his friends go to advice for.
  • The Perfectionist: When it comes to his music.
  • Platonic Life Partners: With Tori.
  • Pretty Boy: Courtesy his smooth, youthful looks. He's also pretty ripped.
  • Recycled Premise: Most of his B-plots involve (a) performing to get the attention of a very famous record producer, which he actually does (b) with Tori's help. Episodes later, he performs for another producer to the point he could have signed for multiple producers while in Hollywood Arts. What happened to these producers and Andre's music are never brought up anyway. It was once even played with when both Tori and Andre thought they were getting a record deal only to fail when a baby starts crying.
  • Shirtless Scene: Subverted in "The Breakfast Bunch" when he starts stripping off and dancing down the hallways, but deliberately stopping when he's down to a shirt that says 'Final Shirt'.
  • The Smart Guy: Definitely one of the sanest characters in the series (second to Beck), but he is also quite smart. Lampshaded by Tori when she suggests Jade and Andre combine their talents to make an effective revenge plot.
    Tori: You're smart, she's mean. Figure something out.
  • Stunned Silence: Andre's reaction in “Freak The Freak Out” when he hears Tara and Hayley sing. In this case, he is actually shocked by how bad they are compared to Cat and Jade. Happened again, this time as stunned amazement when he heard Jade sing.

    Robbie Shapiro 
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Portrayed by: Matt Bennett
  • Abhorrent Admirer: Towards Trina and later Cat in Episode 3. Subverted in Cat's New Boyfriend, when Trina seems to be warming up greatly towards him, and how it hints he and Cat may like each other.
  • Accidental Kiss: With Jade in "The Bad Roommate", tripping over a backpack.
  • Acquired Situational Narcissism: During Robarazzi, he embarrasses his friends to gain internet fame, and says they're overreacting when they're upset. Luckily, this is the only instance of this from him, and his friends helped him see the error of his ways.
  • Adorkable: Robbie can be very socially-awkward, but he means well.
  • The Alleged Car: That car Robbie got from his uncle.
  • Ambiguously Bi: He has commented that Beck looked "really good" in a tight pair of jeans in A Film by Dale Squires. See Rex Powers (his alter-ego) below for more examples.
  • Bring My Brown Pants: Was once searching for adult diapers, and considering he recently peed himself when Jade simply glared at him, one can assume he gets scared easily enough to need extra protection.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: He's actually extremely talented in many different ways, despite being one of the most eccentric members of the cast and having Rex.
  • Butt Monkey: Every episode sees him either injured, insulted, or otherwise shown in an unfairly negative light. For example in "Helen Back Again," he buys Sinjin's bike and Helen promptly runs over it with her car, but only AFTER he pays for it.
  • Celebrity Resemblance: to Andy Samberg, which gets brought up at least once.
  • The Chew Toy: Undergoes a lot of abuse from other characters.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: A big victim of this. Robbie goes to a park (on his bike) to give away some ice cream that would have otherwise been thrown out. He willingly screams out "Free ice cream!" and all the moms chase him into an alley and beat him with sticks. Accidentally kills the Chancellor of Yerba's pet octopus, and it lands him, Trina, Cat, Jade, Beck, and Andre all in prison(Though possibly justified, as Festus later comments the octopus was like the Statue of Liberty to Yerba). He is also threatened bodily by Trina when he gives a review of her play that she doesn't like, and was once thrown out of a window by Andre's cousin Kendra for accidentally stepping on her toe.
  • Dogged Nice Guy: To Cat Valentine, and sometimes other girls he tries to date or hit on.
  • Did Not Think This Through: Some of the problem he runs into does fall into this territory.
  • Extraverted Nerd: Sikowitz calls him "Urkel"" in Locked Up (see above), a reference to Family Matters which had a well-known example of the trope, one Steve Urkel. The first season even had him dressing similar to Urkel, with strange patterned and colorful cardigans.
  • Flanderization: Somewhat in Season 2 and the beginning of season 3 on the subjects of him being cheap/selfish, having incredibly bad luck(especially with girls) and being a near Sinjin-level loser. Luckily, they pulled back and he's back to his geeky but sweet personality from season 1, if not a little more characterized. He's also inching closer and closer to Asshole Victim territory, as he caused all the damage in Cat's mom's boss' home because he wouldn't hand over a skull (in Andre's Horrible Girl), and there was no reason for him to jump over the counter in How Trina Got In.
  • He Really Can Act: In-universe, he's arguably the single most talented member of the main cast, skilled in every venue - but has one little issue that causes problems...
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Rex.
  • Hidden Depths: In the recent episode The Hambone King, Robbie proves himself to be a (near)master slap-dancer. Had it not been for the sushi or groin injury he'd be the champion.
  • It Meant Something to Me: He develops crushes on Trina and Cat after they kiss him as it meaning nothing (in Trina's case it was part of an act, in Cat's case it was to show him a kiss doesn't need to mean something).
  • Jerkass Ball: In the episode "Robbarazzi" where he creates a blog embarrassing all of his friends by exploiting and spreading lies about them. He also felt no remorse until his friends had to blackmail him into stop doing it.
  • Jewish and Nerdy: He is indeed very nerdy and tech-oriented, often whipping out his over-sized tablet computer for simple matters.
  • Large Ham: When he gets really worked up, Robbie can be quite dramatic.
  • The Millstone: Robbie constantly causes trouble for his friends. He once got them all sent to jail.
  • Missing Mom: Little to nothing is known about Robbie's mother.
  • Moment Killer:
    • Robbie does this to Tori's parents on their anniversary after getting kicked out of Sikowitz's house. If that wasn't bad enough, he then invites Cat and a guy she has just been on a date with over as well.
    • Indirectly the reason for Tori spraying Cat and Daniel with cheese at the Annual Throwback. He did tell Tori where the cheese fountain was. Whether or not he wanted that to happen or if it was a freak thing is up for debate...
  • Nerd Glasses: The actor portraying him, Matt Bennett, sports an even nerdier pair in real life.
  • Nice Jewish Boy: He is usually a compassionate and cheerful person.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: He has also been known to make things worse on occasion (i.e. "The Great Ping Pong Scam" and "Locked Up"). Sikowitz even lampshades it in the latter's case: "Way to go, Urkel".
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Tries to give free ice cream to kids at the park instead of wasting it all, and all their mothers chase him into an alley and beat him up. In order to help Trina stay in Hollywood Arts, he has to get beat up by her and is nearly killed when Helen rips off a locker door, ready to bash his head in. Makes a portable battery from car batteries so Tori can use her phone. She later gets frustrated with it and electrocutes him with them. He and Cat deliver some bad news to kids in song to keep them cheerful, and when they do it for Trina, she takes Robbie's guitar and smashes it (Granted you have to admit telling a girl at the VERY last second when she ready to get pick up this MIGHT not be the best idea). Trains Tori for her tech theater exam, and his school record is beaten by one point, leaving him broken. Gives a review on Trina's play, and is threatened bodily because Trina doesn't like the review. (Which he sugarcoated by the way. Imagine what she'd have done to him if he'd said what he actually thought of it.))
  • Noodle Incident: Met Andre's cousin once and accidentally stepped on her toe. She threw him out of a window.
  • Odd Friendship: Other than with a puppet, will occasionally be partners in crime with the catty and short tempered Trina. Prominently with Jade in "Star Spangled Tori", as they team up to find out what's wrong with Cat and act closer than we've seen them.
  • Parental Abandonment: By his mom.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: While not exactly the manliest guy out there, you gotta give points to a kid his age who came shamelessly flaunt his male makeup and $40 pedicures while not being all Camp about it.
  • Running Gag:
    • Since the beginning of the show, characters have been known to confuse Robbie for a girl.
    • Usually gets a unique one once an episode, such as his zipper falling down for no reason or being snubbed a compliment every time he asks for feedback on his part in a play.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Sensitive Guy to Rex's Manly Man.
  • Shirtless Scene: Deliberately in "A Film by Dale Squires" while riding the appeal of Beck fixing his car, and early in "Cell Block" but not so deliberately.
  • Stalker with a Crush:
    • Towards Trina in Episode 3, after she kisses him for an audition.
    • He apparently has made a routine out of hiding in the bushes at Tori's house and watching her.
    • He apparently seems to be this for Cat. He has a collection of cutouts for her in different poses. Also, during Cat's time sleeping in the school, he was in the girls' restroom. Both Tori and Jade questioned this strange acts.
  • Took a Level in Dumbass: Many of the problems the kids get into over several episodes (notably The Great Ping-Pong Scam, How Trina Got In and Locked Up!), are directly his fault. His behaviour in dealing with Rex (notably in Wi-Fi In The Sky) also puts him in this category.
  • Unprovoked Pervert Payback: Never seen on the show itself, but he mentions once that he was sprayed with mace when he simply asked a girl out on a date.
  • Wardrobe Malfunction: His pants are always unzipped for some reason.
  • With Friends Like These...: Everybody will usually give him this treatment, how harshly depends on the episode. They have very little patience with him for no good reason, (he's annoying but still a good friend and person, and that time he use his friends embarassment to his own advantages that probably went viral on other sites) and don't seem to mind much when he's in pain, insulted, or upset.

    Rex Powers 
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Voiced by: Jake Farrow

  • Ambiguously Bi: In Beggin' On Your Knees he says Rider Daniels is hot, when everyone stares he merely replies "Stare all you want, I'm secure", which can be taken one of two ways, but even when a straight man compliments another man's looks he usually wouldn't use such a description. Then in iParty With Victorious after André yells at him, his response is to say he has beautiful skin as he (André) leaves.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: Rex posts a worried question about the episode "Rex Dies" on TheSlap. Narrates in between commercial breaks during 'April Fools Blank'.
  • Casanova Wannabe: Yes, the puppet.
  • Catch Phrase: Rex tends to say "ah" followed by his jaw hanging open.
  • Companion Cube: For Robbie. The others also treat Rex as if he were real, but it's implied in "Rex Dies" that they do so to humor Robbie.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Makes a habit of dishing out biting quips, most often at the expense of Robbie.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Rex sabotaged the harness which lead to Trina being injured. All because she punched him in the face, and he deserved it, considering what he said.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He was genuinely horrified when Cat was intercepting emergency calls from people in car accidents and not doing anything to actually help them.
  • Evil Counterpart: For Robbie, verging on Evil Twin, but Robbie is the only member of the cast who sees him this way.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Robbie.
  • Jerkass: Oftentimes he is very rude and abrasive, especially towards Robbie.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: That being said; he is still capable of having friendly conversations with his pals, does try to help them sometimes, and even tries to help boost Robbie's confidence when not tearing it down.
  • Kavorka Man: Closest you could get to on a kid's show... yeah.. the puppet 'consorts' with a great number of Northridge girls and even has a hickey from their prom that he went to.
  • Lemony Narrator: Briefly, in 'April Fool's Blank', Rex narrates at the first commercial break, telling the audience to come back... "or don't, I still get paid either way.'
  • Mandatory Line: Ever since 'Blooptorious', he only appears once or twice in an episode and gets a line. In 'Car, Rain, and Fire' he doesn't even appear.
  • N-Word Privileges: At the end of "Who Did It To Trina," Rex says that it's only okay if he calls himself a puppet. And yet, in iPartyWithVictorious, he didn't take offense to Sam calling him one. In fact, when Robbie told her not to say that, Rex just responded "Nah, nah, it's cool." He once mentioned on the Slap something along the lines of "rights for Puppet-Americans".
  • Pet the Dog: This exchange with Tori about her waiting for the announcement of the announcement of a new phone.
    Rex: You mean you're waiting for the announcement of the announcement?
    Tori: Yeah.
    Rex: Girl, you're better than that.
  • Pretty Fly for a White Guy: In iParty With Victorious.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Manly Man to Robbie's Sensitive Guy. Watch any episode from seasons 1 or 2 and wait for Robbie and Rex to show up.
  • Snarky Nonhuman Sidekick: He is a puppet belonging to Robbie whom he often snarks at.
  • What You Are in the Dark: Subverted in Beck's Big Break; while dreaming, Robbie sees Rex as a separate being and not as an extension of himself.

    Jade West 
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Portrayed by: Liz Gillies

  • Alpha Bitch: Subverted. The first episodes definitely portrays her as one, but later episodes show too many sides that an Alpha Bitch would not possess, the most telling of which being her circle of friends: she hangs out with Tori and company most of the time. That said, if the plot requires a Alpha Bitch-like antagonist, Jade is more than capable of stepping up to the challenge.
  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: Perhaps more so an Evil Is Sexy female variation on Tall, Dark and Snarky.
  • Ambiguously Bi: Committed and (mostly) happy in her relationship with Beck for the majority of the series, so this is less heavily implied than her mostly unattached Ambiguously Bi co-stars. However, she does have a ton of Les Yay moments and can seem rather suggestively flirty with her female peers, not to mention her ambiguously close relationship with Cat and the love-hate, almost-canon relationship with Tori, which seems heavy on the UST. And let's not even mention The Scissoring...
  • Aroused by Their Voice: Andre ended up developing a crush on her, after hearing her sing.
  • Aww, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other:
    • Has moments like these with Cat, especially in Star-Spangled Tori.
    • With Tori at the end of Wok Star and Tori Goes Platinum, though she still wouldn't admit it out-loud.
  • Berserk Button: She has a number of these, but topping the list would be flirting with and/or kissing her boyfriend.
  • Brainy Brunette: A dark-haired girl who is both witty and a hardworking student.
  • Brief Accent Imitation: Whenever she thinks Tori said something stupid, she repeats it back with a Southern Belle accent. She also does this for Cat in a later episode.
  • Brutal Honesty: She tends to tell the truth in situations where other people would sugarcoat it.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: She's a real Jerkass, but you have to admit that she's good at what she does.
  • Cat Fight: With Tori twice in The Wood. The second was staged though.
  • Cheshire Cat Grin: Uses this frequently, often right before one of her more evil moments or when she's in one of her "suggestive" modes
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: More than justified in-universe, as most new female characters (even Tori!) have made eyes at him, and lampshaded by Sikowitz in Freak The Freak Out. Most of the time, it's Played for Laughs and it's not meant to be a serious issue. That is, until Beck breaks up with her because he can't handle how jealous she can get.
  • Covert Pervert: She's better at hiding it than Tori, but it becomes rather obvious where Jade's eyes frequently tend to drop whenever she's standing behind her. Some of her physical interactions with Cat certainly qualify.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She goes into Sarcasm Mode a lot.
  • Death Glare: Jade can deliver some serious whoppers in this department.
    Beck: All she has to do is look at the guys and they start shaking... and peeing.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen:
    • In several episodes, particularly "Tori and Jade's Play Date".
    • Her giving Tori back her musical number in Tori Goes Platinum definitely qualifies.
    • In her big solo You Don't Know Me, she literally sings the line "the longer that you stay, the ice is melting."
  • Determinator: Not even suffering from a blistering burn on her palm could break her out of character in "Sleepover at Sikowitz". And if you've managed to piss her off, she will go through every possible nook and cranny to dish out what's coming to you.
  • Disproportionate Retribution:
    • Jade went out of her way to keep Tori from playing the lead in "Tori Gets Stuck." The biggest part of this was leafing through Tori's medical records and exploiting them to make her donate two pints of blood in one night (Jade purposely misplaced the first pint).
    • In "Crazy Ponnie", Cat accidentally removed her eyebrows, which pushed her to hunt down the poor girl and cut off her hair.
    • In "The Bad Roomate", she forces Cat to eat an entire bowl of raw bush peas because the latter had accidentally tweeted that she was picking her nose on The Slap. Jade's rationale? She's miserable and seeing Cat even more miserable makes her feel a tad better.
  • The Dreaded: If "Stage Fighting" is any indication, she's been this for a while. This is really hammered in come later seasons, which isn't surprising due to her Flanderization. It becomes a plot point in "Tori Fixes Beck and Jade". Apparently all Jade has to do is LOOK at most guys before they run off screaming.
  • Easily Forgiven: By Tori in "Stage Fighting", which she lampshades. Tori tends to treat her this way in general really.
  • Emo Teen: Mildly subverted. Has many of the physical and emotional characteristics of this trope, but may be a bit too popular to fit it properly.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: And HOW!
  • Hates Being Touched: If you aren't Beck, she will make you aware of this fact...and not in a nice way. Surprisingly, she doesn't invoke this with Tori very often, even inviting it from her on occasion.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: She is definitely the character the writers are not sure whether she should pound Tori/Trina/Cat anytime or to be their Vitriolic Best Buds at best.
  • Hidden Depths: If we're to take her fourth "What I Hate" video at face value, she still believes in Santa Claus, which is the last thing you'd expect from someone like Jade. She also likes bunnies.
  • Hot Girls Are Bitches: So very much. She may be attractive, but she's very abrasive, sarcastic, and ill-tempered.
  • Hypocrite: She does everything in her power to cultivate an image of herself as scary and dangerous, but strongly objects if anyone expresses that sentiment to her face. Also, even though she says she wants friends she can count on (see I Just Want to Have Friends below), she refuses to treat Tori and the gang as her friends.
  • Hypocritical Heartwarming: Never expressed out loud, but she does some things that imply that only she is allowed to mess with Tori, damn it! (For example: Celebrating when Tori gives Ryder Daniels his well-deserved Humiliation Conga, looking shocked and irritated when Robbie said Tori was "freaking out" in Robbarazzi, etc.)
  • Icy Blue Eyes: Which proves ideal whenever she uses a Death Glare.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: Implied. In one of her "Jade with Tots" videos, she bitterly asks her interviewee why she doesn't have any friends she can count on. (Odd perspective, considering the amount of effort Tori puts into trying to be friends with her.)
  • I Take Offense to That Last One: In "Victori-Yes", where Trina is introducing her to Mexican television show producer.
    Trina: Oh it's just my sister, Tori, and her rude friend.
    Jade: Don't call me "her friend".
  • Jerkass: She's usually mean and rude to most people.
  • Jerkass Façade: Hinted at, but not confirmed one way or the other.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: In "Prom Wrecker": While her method of handling the problem was not at all acceptable, she had every right to be pissed off that Tori had gotten her display (which she had probably spent several weeks setting up) cancelled. Jade did have the space reserved first, after all.
  • Karma Houdini: Often. Justified in "Stage Fighting," when Tori goes out of her way not to punish Jade.
  • Kawaiiko: Surprisingly, Jade in iParty With Victorious, as the blue swimsuit she wears seems cute, modest, and quite out of character for her. Perhaps she's not as hard-boiled as she lets on...?
  • Knife Nut: Her scissors obsession.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Much more common from Season 2 on. Beck chews her out for trying to snark at Tori in "Beggin' on Your Knees." For trying to sabotage the prom, Tori ignored the votes and made Jade prom queen against her wishes and made the sabotage entertainment prom king. Sikowitz also denied Jade the lead part in "Steamboat Susie" when he caught onto her trying to take out Tori. And in "A Christmas Tori," he told her to her face that he wouldn't change the Secret Santa assignments (hers was Tori) just so she'd get what she wanted.
  • Let Us Never Speak of This Again: Jade's sweating at the end of "Survival of the Hottest".
  • Make Up or Break Up: This tends to be Jade and Beck's relationship in a nutshell, as Jade dumps him over a small argument in "Jade Dumps Beck". They do make in the end. The second time in "The Worst Couple", however...
  • Meaningful Look: To Tori, from the audience, during Tori's performance in "Tori Goes Platinum".
  • Meaningful Name: She's very cynical and jaded, and is as mean as The Wicked Witch of the West. (Also, the skin of The Wicked Witch of The West is green, jade happens to be a shade of green.)
  • Menstrual Menace: Sorta. Jade gets through "that time of the month" by talking about stuff she hates.
  • Multicolored Hair: Usually wears blue, or green, or violet streaks in her hair.
  • Nightmare Fetishist: "I like to pretend I've been kidnapped by witches and they're using me to make human soup."
  • Nerves of Steel: Doesn't flinch easily despite real danger, and can sleep through a war.
  • Noodle Incident: She is apparently fearful of dolphins due to some undisclosed incident that happened to her in 3rd grade, to the point that she's sworn off going to the beach. In "The Bad Roomate", the sub-plot revolves around her trying to delete an online satellite picture of her allegedly picking her nose.
  • Odd Couple: Her and Tori, in the rare instances where they get along.
  • Odd Friendship: Jade and Cat. Also with Robbie once in a while during the last season, especially in "Star Spangled Tori", where she shows a previously unseen level of patience towards his antics, and even carpooled with him to Tori's house (as they offer Cat a ride home with them), despite Beck also being there.
  • Pet the Dog: Sometimes. She shows a bit of compassion for Tori when she has a breakdown in "Ice Cream for Ke$ha" and she's greatly concerned for Cat when she's worried that her mom's boss will find out about the damage to his things in "Andre's Horrible Girl." She was even holding Robbie back from hurting himself to save Rex in "Rex Dies" and was holding Rex's hand in the hospital. She also seems to have a soft spot for Sikowitz and Cat. She does this in a major way in Tori Goes Platinum , by giving up her shot at a major performance that could make her famous so that Tori could perform instead.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Red to Beck's Blue.
  • The Rival: To Tori.
  • She's Got Legs: She has very nice legs, which is evident when she wears a bathing suit.
  • Skirt over Slacks: Jade regularly wears black leggings with black skirts. Though, oddly enough, in a "What I Hate" video, she mentions how much she hates girls who wear skirts over their jeans. Then again, Jade wears skirts over leggings, not jeans, so that's a bit different. Maybe. Or maybe she hates herself. Or everyone who's not her. Or everything.
  • Token Evil Teammate: In a group of friends that are more-or-less nice guys/girls (sans Rex and Trina), Jade sticks out like a sore thumb as the harshest member.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: She was one of the more sane people on the show despite her callous tendencies and had some decent depth. She quickly turned into psychotic and vengeful Manipulative Bastard and has stooped to lows such as stealing a pint of blood that Tori donated just to keep her from performing in the school play, as well as attempting to kill the first ever Hollywood Arts prom.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: In Season 3. Well, not really. She's still a Jerkass, but doesn't seem to be as bitchy as she was in earlier seasons.
  • Tough Love: Tends to show this to her friends at certain points, especially with her suggestion about what to do with Rex in "Rex Dies" and how it would be more beneficial for Robbie's well-being in the long run, and pushing an apprehensive Tori off the balcony in "Beck Falls for Tori", thus helping her overcome her fear.
  • Town Girls: The Butch to Tori's Neither and Cat's Femme.
  • Tsundere: To everybody really but especially Type A to Tori.
  • Undying Loyalty: No matter how much Cat may get on her nerves, no matter how much Jade pushes Cat around, Jade does care for Cat. The episode Star Spangled Tori cements this when Jade was concerned about Cat's well-being, and even brings up the suggestion that Cat live with her Nona instead of her Evil Uncle and Aunt.
  • Ungrateful Bitch: When Tori saves her life in Locked Up.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: May become this to Tori. On her bad days, she can act this way to Cat.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: To Tori in "Beck's Big Break."
  • With Friends Like These...: With everyone.
  • Woman in Black: Her outfits consist of the color black.
  • Wounded Gazelle Gambit: In "Stage Fighting."
  • Yandere: In her worst moments, she may be this.

     Caterina "Cat" Valentine 
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Portrayed by: Ariana Grande

  • Adorkable: Her sweet, space cadet nature comes off as this.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Girl loves her candy.
  • Badass Adorable: In "The Gorilla Club", where she completes the Balls of Pain challenge with ease.
  • Be My Valentine: Her last name is Valentine and Cat is a cheerful, friendly girl.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: More so than Tori and Beck; she broke Tori's nose in one punch, had Hayley and Tara babysit a drugged-up, crazy Trina, and coldly points their severe lack of talent when they cheer about their rigged karaoke victory, even outright stating Hayley's father doesn't love her.
    Hayley: We won, because we rock.
    Cat: Yeah, don't believe everything your daddy says.
  • Bound and Gagged: Get handgagged by Jade in "Opposite Date" for a whole minute.
  • Brainless Beauty: A bit less overt than most given its a Nickelodeon show but she definitely has elements of this.
  • Breakout Character: Segued into her own (shared) show once Victorious was cancelled, and her actress is easily the biggest star Nick has created in a long time.
  • Breathless Non Sequitur: Occasionally.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: In a way. A little bit odd and excitable but her musical talent is extremely noticeable.
  • Butt Monkey: She gets victimized for her ditziness at times.
  • Catch Phrase:
    • "What's that supposed to mean?" in an anguished voice and usually to a completely innocent statement by the other person.
    • "Yay, I love X!" in an excited voice when action or object is suggested/discussed.
    • "One time, my brother...", followed by a story about something crazy her brother did.
  • Cassandra Truth: Cat tells Robbie she can't go to Prom with him because she has a date, who happens to be from another school. Robbie doesn't believe her, but it turns out he does indeed exist.
  • Characterization Marches On: As the series went on, her bipolarism and catch phrase "What's that supposed to mean?" were eventually abandoned in favor of her becoming an extremely childish ditz. By Sam & Cat she's pretty much the Kid-Appeal Character.
  • Chekhov's Skill: Cat's costume class helps save the day in "Beck Falls For Tori".
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Lampshaded by Andre:
    Andre: You know, whenever she starts talking, I think to myself, "Maybe this time, it'll make sense." I'm always wrong.
  • Completely Missing the Point: In "The Blonde Squad" after Robbie finishes his Crowning Moment of Heartwarming and Crowning Music of Awesome
  • Cute Bruiser: Cat is undeniably cute, yet she managed to almost break Tori's nose in one punch.
  • The Cutie: Cat is cuteness in human form. Just try not to go "Awwww" one or twenty times an episode on seeing her. You can't, can you?
  • The Ditz: She's a few crayons short of a box. See Flanderization for more detail.
  • Easily Impressed: Not unlike a child, Cat gets very interested by things that are seen as quite trivial by her friends. This is best shown when she buys off-kilter apps or invests money in strange toys, clothing, or appliances.
  • Expy:
  • Flanderization: She started off as down to earth, not too smart but not too stupid either. Come season two, she became dumber and unable to pay attention to anything. This continued into the Sam & Cat Spin-Off.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: The Sanguine.
  • Genius Ditz:
    • She's memorized the location of every animal hospital in the Sherman Oaks neighborhood.
    • In Three Girls and a Moose, she shows that she's very observant and good at putting clues together. She knew that Tori had Moose over at her house by noticing a few clues:
    Tori: How did you know Moose was still here?
    Cat: It was obvious. When you're home alone, you usually wear your glasses, which you are not, and this (picks up beef jerky packet) is beef jerky, a boy snack.
    Tori: Aw, dang it!
    Cat: And I also noticed the extra large dent in that couch's cushion that's the same size and shape as Moose's tush!
  • Genki Girl: Courtesy of Ariana Grande.
  • Good Bad Girl: Cat's boyfriends tend not to last very long (81 hours is her record), and it's subtly implied that they get further than what could be shown on Nickelodeon. She's also described as "the sweetest thing ever" and, though her actions may have negative consequences, she always has good intentions.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: In the first season, especially, she's easily upset and very bipolar.
    Cat: What's that supposed to mean?
  • Idiot Savant: While Flanderization made her appear considerably dumber as the show wore on, she still has some moments of unexpected genius, particulary her ability to accurately guess people's exact clothes measurements just by looking at them in "Beck Falls for Tori", and her brilliant deduction of why Moose was actually with Tori at her house in "Three Girls and a Moose".
  • In One Ear, Out the Other: In "Tori Fixes Beck and Jade" she got a butterfly lodged in her ear. Later after Robbie employed Andre's grandmother to scare it out (by yelling into Cat's ear) the butterfly made a hasty exit... out the opposite ear.
  • In-Series Nickname: “Little Red” by Andre.
  • Mood-Swinger: In the first season.
  • Nice Girl: Her default mood is being giggly and sweet toward everyone, and she hardly ever gets angry.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Poor girl was attacked by Jade in "Crazy Ponnie".
  • Ms. Fanservice: All the girls do their share from time to time but she gets the most, witness "Trapped In An RV".
  • Odd Friendship: She and Jade. Her friendship with Trina also counts.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Her full first name is Caterina, but only her grandmother calls her that.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Cell Block: The teenagers are challenged not to use cellphones/ipads/etc for a whole week, so naturally they all start going a little insane soon. Not even two days into the contest, she makes a mad dash for the box of phones... in the ensuing struggle to hold her back, she kicks Jade to the floor, clobbers Robbie with the box, and it basically takes all five of them to pin her down. Later in the same episode, Tori and Jade try to restrain her by sitting on her and only barely manage to succeed.
  • Potty Emergency: Cat in Stuck in an RV, "gotta-pee gotta-pee gotta-pee!"
  • Scary Black Man: Her parents had one follow her around to keep her from eating bibble.
  • She's Got Legs: Which look hot in high heels.
  • Ship Tease: With Robbie.
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial:
    • “We were not watching you kiss that girl”
    • "We didn't even notice your lack of hair."
  • Sweet Tooth: The girl keeps candy in her bra.
  • The Tease: Completely good natured, but Cat is known to flirt quite a bit with boys.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In "The Gorilla Club".
  • Took a Level in Dumbass: She goes from being of relatively normal intelligence in the early parts of Season 1 to a girl who is apparently intelligent enough to just colour a "pretty tiger" purple and realize that "that doesn't happen in nature".
  • Town Girls: The Femme to Tori's Neither and Jade's Butch.
  • Verbal Tic: Her nervous giggle.
  • Victoria's Secret Compartment: She kept various sweets stuffed in her bra in one episode. She pulled out so much candy, it makes you wonder if there are any titties under there.
  • Vocal Evolution: It's hard to pinpoint exactly when the change happened, but her voice became a higher-pitched Simpleton Voice towards the end of the series.
  • Who Wears Short Shorts?: Most of her outfits.

    Beck Oliver 
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Portrayed by: Avan Jogia

  • Almost Kiss: On Tori, but she refuses because she doesn't want to hurt Jade's feelings.
  • Ambiguously Brown: We just know that Beck is part Canadian. His actor Avan Jogia is a Canadian-born actor of Indian descent.
  • Auto Erotica: Beck tried for this, but Jade wasn't in the mood. Probably for the best, seeing how there was a guy with a camera in the backseat.
  • Base on Wheels: Beck's trailer.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: Only to be expected at times when your girlfriend is Jade West.
  • Betty and Veronica: the Archie to Jade and Tori's Betty and Veronica.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He's not very pretty when pissed off, as seen in "Tori Tortures Teacher", when Tori and Andre intervene in the text-fight between him and Jade. It was kinda out of his character, though. He's also not very nice when he's sleep deprived and running on caffeine. "The Worst Couple" has Jade mentioning something about smashing her face into a car door or something of the sort, while insulting and during her grouchy moments with Beck. Beck reminds her of the fact that he has a car. Jade, of course, is offended.
  • Bollywood Nerd: Averted, an Avan Jogia specialty.
  • Character Development: He was pretty generic when the show started, but became more fleshed out in Robarazzi.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He does have his moments.
  • Even the Guys Want Him: At least when he's in drag.
  • Fearless Fool: He's apparently never felt fear.
  • Flanderization:
    • Seems to have become a bit of a jerk since he and Jade broke up. He gets better.
    • Seemed to be going back to the role of Satellite Love Interest by season 3, as all 'his' subplots purely involved relationship drama with Jade and ship tease with other girls.
  • Flat Character: Definitely not without characterization, but gets considerably less time to shine than the rest of the cast and rarely has any significant role in an episode that isn't primarily about Jade or Tori (or both).
  • Grease Monkey: He is an apt mechanic and a fan of drag races.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Andre.
  • It Amused Me: In a way, Beck seems to greatly amused by Jade’s possessiveness and jealousy and sometimes goes as far as to induce it a bit in a slight Trickster way.
  • Make Up or Break Up: This tends to be Jade and Beck's relationship in a nutshell, as Jade dumps him over a small argument in "Jade Dumps Beck". They do make in the end. The second time in "The Worst Couple", however...
  • Mellow Fellow: He is very calm, laid-back and is the only character who doesn't lose his cool especially in crisis.
  • Morality Chain: Seems to be this to Jade, as he often tries to stop her from doing more awful things and when he went to Canada for a few episodes she got a good bit worse in the meantime, only returning to normal when he came back.
  • Mr. Fanservice: A shining example.
  • Nice Guy: More interesting than usual, but he still fits.
  • Only Sane Man: Arguably the most normal and rational of all the characters in show.
  • Pretty Boy: As anyone would be if being played by the dashing Avan Jogia.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: He's the Blue to Jade's Red.
  • Satellite Character: Early on in the show, then he got more characterization.
  • Shirtless Scene: in "Brain Squeezers", but done as Fan Disservice considering what all the kids went through..
  • Show Some Leg: Gets to weaponise it to create a distraction in "Star Spangled Tori".
  • "Shut Up" Kiss: Beck on Jade when she's saying sorry.
  • Straight Man: Usually to Jade, though he had played it to other characters as well. Except for that little quirk about not drinking bottled water from mountain streams because fish urinate in it.
  • Stunned Silence: Beck's reaction in “Freak The Freak Out” when he hears Tara and Hayley sing. In this case, he is actually shocked by how bad they are compared to Cat and Jade.
  • Tall, Dark and Handsome: He is the tallest kid in the main cast and quite a handsome one at that.
  • Unwanted Harem: Inverted. He has no problems with random girls popping up at his doorstep and asking for rides to school. Though this was during his second and more long-term breakup with Jade so he might have been enjoying the freedom he suddenly had.

    Trina Vega 
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Portrayed by: Daniella Monet

  • Action Girl: This seems to be what Trina actually does best, as she appears to make up in physical strength, agility and fighting skill, even when drugged up to the gills (Freak The Freak Out) what she lacks in singing ability. Her uniform, which was blue with a yellow belt, is actually a Vovinam Gi, not a Karate Gi. Also, unlike Karate, a yellow belt is the equivalent of a black belt; Trina Vega of all people is a highly skilled martial artist.
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: Inverted. She's older than Tori and the main cast find her extremely annoying. One of Jade's catchphrases is "No one likes you!"
  • Attention Whore: Oh, yes. She does whatever she can to get in the spotlight, even if it means backstabbing her sister.
  • Aww, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: With Tori, the most significant moment being the end of "Helen Back Again".
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: In Survival of the Hottest, she always wished that it would get hotter.
  • Big Sister Instinct: She did not take it well when Tori was locked up in prison. She's also shown it at other times to, such as warning Tori about Ryder. She does seem to genuinely care about Tori when someone else is the one hurting her.
  • Boobs of Steel: She's one of the bustier girls of the main cast, and she's no slouch in the physical strength department, either, as her Action Girl entry shows.
  • Bound and Gagged: "Freak The Freak Out".
  • Bratty Teenage Daughter: In contrast to level-headed Nice Girl Tori, Trina just serves as her selfish, bratty, annoying older sister.
  • Butt Monkey: She tends to be the butt of many jokes and receive a bunch of crap from everyone, since most people seem to dislike her. Not even her own family wants anything to do with her.
  • Can't Take Criticism: She threatened Robbie into writing a good review of her one woman show. Robbie however couldn't lie so he tried to spin it as a comedy. Trina was less then pleased naturally, though ironically it did bring in an audience.
  • The Chew Toy
  • Combat Stilettos: Though this is what she wears most of the time, she never wore them in combat, as in "Helen Back Again", she's shown wearing sneakers for the first time upon attacking Robbie. However, concerning her heels, Cat states that Trina can walk in them very gracefully despite the fact that they're too tall.
  • Cool Big Sis: Though only on good days. However, it's clear that she genuinely loves her sister.
  • Dance Battler: Played with: she's a skilled dancer and martial artist, but both of these skills were performed separately in different episodes, and had never been incorporated together.
  • Does Not Understand Sarcasm: In Locked Up.
  • Drives Like Crazy: Even does yoga and shaves while driving. Oh, and speeds.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The Foolish to Tori's Responsible.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: The Choleric.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Stated outright by Jade in "Stuck in an RV" and again in "Terror on Cupcake Street." Mostly Type 2 whenever she tags along with Tori's group. Nowadays, they seem to tolerate her.
  • Gag Boobs
  • Giftedly Bad: How she got to be a student at the Hollywood School of Arts is anybody's guess - she can't sing, she can't dance, she can't act. In fact, there is a second season episode wherein almost all the other main characters discuss how she could've possibly been accepted in the first place. Even one of the teachers who was on the select committee isn't sure...
  • Girly Bruiser: According to "Freak The Freak Out" and "Andre's Horrible Girl", she knows some stealth techniques as well.
  • Good Bad Girl: Trina had no problem stealing Tori's date in Freak the Freak Out and in The Worst Couple, she was ready to take Beck the very minute he said he didn't want to be Jade's boyfriend if they were just going to keep fighting. She even tackled him in an attempt to prevent him from going to the door and after Jade leaves and Beck sits down, the final shot in the house is of Trina resting her head on Beck's shoulder.
  • Good Is Not Nice: She truly is a well-intentioned person, but is too obnoxious, selfish, and irritating for it be acknowledged most of the time.
  • Handicapped Badass: Even when drugged up to the gills (Freak The Freak Out), she's still capable of fighting (and winnng against) 3 people at once.
  • Hollywood Tone-Deaf: To drive the point home, she does most of the back-up vocals for Tori's songs. According to Tori on The Slap, Trina can actually sing. It's been implied that the problem isn't so much she can't sing, but that she believes she's so talented, she doesn't need to practice doing it.
  • Hypocritical Heartwarming: She's done some mean things to Tori herself, but on several occasions, most notably with Ryder and when Tori is arrested, she's shown to genuinely care about Tori when someone else is being mean to her.
  • Hypocritical Humor: "You have to be more careful with people's feelings." (Before turning and yelling at the annoying kid behind her for kicking her seat.)
  • I Call Him Mr Happy: Trina refers to her boobs as "the girls".
  • I Just Want to Be Special: She truly believes that stardom is her destiny.
  • I'll Kill You!: Trina to Robbie, upon calling her show a comedy.
  • Implausible Deniability: Trina early in "Freak the Freak Out".
  • Informed Flaw: Her lack of talent. Trina's bad singing is Hollywood Tone-Deaf at worst. Other than, just too much scooping and being flat at times, Trina could sing well if she would just accept that she's not perfect and maybe some lessons would do her some good. And Trina's audition with the submarine scene was pretty good, but it was implied she didn't get the role because of her bad acting, while all she did was say one word wrong. She also seems to be a good dancer (note how in Locked Up, even Jade doesn't seem to mind Trina dancing with them, as long as her mic was off). Helen Back Again also shows us she has skill in martial arts.
  • In the Back: Has taken out two characters from behind through the show (Hayley in "Freak The Freak Out", when Trina appears from behind the couch and grabs her from behind before taking her to the floor. The second time (Andre's Horrible Girl) was when she sneaked into Hope's party by knocking out a hostess and stealing her uniform via wrapping her arms around her neck and simply dropped her body.
  • It's All About Me: She gives herself a birthweek instead of a birthday.
  • Jerkass: She's very obnoxious, especially if she doesn't get what she wants.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite her flaws, she actually loves her sister.
  • Kick Chick: Subverted. She is seen using kicks more than punches whenever she's shown fighting, but she does use her fists.
  • Lack of Empathy: A few instances of this, Played for Laughs as you might expect.
    • This line from "Tori and Jade's Playdate."
      "I don't have time to hear about your pain grandma!"
    • In the episode "Jade Dumps Beck" she appears atop a podium attempting to announce to the school news of her upcoming performance from her "One Woman Show". In the process, she accidentally drops a heavy box of fliers onto a passing student, possibly concussing him. Her response?
      "Could you pass those out?"
    • Another instance comes from the same episode. She and Tori appear to be playing some form of Wii Tennis. In an attempt to return the ball, she winds up knocking Tori over with her controller and whines:
      "Tori! You messed up my shot!"
  • Lame Comeback: "Why don't you [Blank] my butt!"
  • Large Ham: She can be very loud and dramatic.
  • Lethal Chef: Not that anyone has eaten her cooking, but she didn't know how to cook a turkey and decided to shove it into the microwave. Justified, seeing her father didn't want to help her.
  • Let's Get Dangerous: In "Helen Back Again", and "Freak The Freak Out".
  • Narcissist: Trina does have a vain and narcissistic ego, and is easily the most selfish character on the show.
  • Never My Fault: In one episode where most of the main cast (except for Cat) gets trapped in an RV, Trina complains that she didn't even know why the others invited her. In the first few minutes of the episode it's clearly shown that she invites herself along. The others call her out on this, Jade getting a minor Crowning Moment of Awesome when she says "No one likes you!" after everyone's done talking.
  • Odd Friendship: She and Cat.
  • Parody Retcon: Trina's one-woman show is an In-Universe example.
  • Pet the Dog: There are moments when Trina is shown to be less selfish than she appears to be. Instances such as Trina setting the solvent for Tori's face, warning her about Ryder, and being outraged about her being in prison shows a lot of Character Development for her.
  • Potty Emergency: Trina apparently had a really bad one when she was six, due to a bladder infection. Poor shopping mall Santa.
  • The Scrappy: In-Universe. She was referred to as "talentless and irritating" in "Helen Back Again", while "Locked Up" demonstrates that her parents would be perfectly happy if Tori took her to Yerba and never brought her back. In "Freak The Freak Out", her parents went to Santa Barbara for the sole purpose of avoiding her and Jade has stated quite plainly that nobody likes Trina.
  • She's Got Legs: The girls in this show really have a thing for short shorts. The temperatures in California and the popularity of said shorts do somewhat justify this, but it still draws the eye. Cat and Trina in particular can often be seen in them.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: With Tori.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Despite being untalented, annoying, and unpopular, she's a Narcissist who believes to be better than everyone else.
  • Spicy Latina: While her sister Tori is more passive, Trina definitely has the attitude.
  • Spoiled Brat: She's always trying to promote herself, she thinks she deserves a week to celebrate her birthday, and refuses to accept Tori's song as a present since it didn't cost any money.
  • Stalker Without A Crush: If Trina doesn't get what she wants, hide.
  • Straw Loser: Seems to exist solely to make Tori look better at times.
  • The Unfavorite: Shows some shades of this. Such as her parents going on vacation after she gets her wisdom teeth taken out to avoid having to take care of her and demanding that she goes with Tori and her friends to Yerba as a condition to allowing them to go.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: Averted in "How Trina Got In".
  • Took a Level in Badass: In "Freak The Freak Out" and "Helen Back Again", where Daniella Monet's talents are displayed. Trina, herself as well, as she fends off Beck, Andre, and Robbie (Freak The Freak Out), whom she uses her martial arts upon (Helen Back Again).
  • Ungrateful Bitch: "So where's my present?" This is not something you say to your sister who performed a song dedicated to you.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: "Helen Back Again" was her second day in the spotlight and Crowning Moment of Awesome other than "Freak The Freak Out", until the episode after has her in the hospital because her harness was slashed during a play. Just as it couldn't get any worse, as Trina falls hard and crashes through the table after flailing around in the air, the stage wall collapses on her.

    Sinjin van Cleef 
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Portrayed by: Michael Eric Reid

  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Apparently, 'he gives great crew' - he can operate lights/sound boards, and build props that are realistic enough to fool people (as he did for Tori in The Great Ping-Pong Scam). In iParty With Victorious, he also proves to be extremely good at a surfing simulator (until it malfunctioned and threw him out the window).
  • Butt Monkey: Lampshaded in "Tori Gets Stuck" where Jade complains about being cheated and humiliated. Sinjin tells her that it was something to get used to and Robbie (another Butt Monkey) nods in agreement.
  • Casanova Wannabe: He tries unsuccessfully to flirt with all the girls.
  • Extraverted Nerd: Even more than Robbie.
  • Fake Guest Star: Has been absent for about only five or six episodes, not much more than Beck or Trina, yet is still considered a guest star.
  • It Runs in the Family: Has a younger sister who is just as strange as him.
  • Missing Mom: In "Opposite Date" it is revealed that Sinjin's mother had been missing for years and had finally been found in Mexico.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: Falls into this territory rather commonly.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: Actually has worn pink a few times. He is a bit ambiguously bi though ...
  • Stalker with a Crush: To Jade. He also tried to make a move on Tori and/or Trina when he suggested that Tori get Trina a bobble-head of himself in "The Birthweek Song," and Cat in "Robarazzi," despite the fact that she was obviously more interested in his credit card so she could maintain a shopping addiction. He was also shown to be in Jade's house in WiFi in the Sky. Reasonably enough, she's both upset and disturbed by this.
  • Took a Level in Badass: He states that he has learned Karate in "Wanko's Warehouse" by kicking Tori right above her hip and knocking her down.
  • Wacky Guy: Has the role of a rather odd and creepy student.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Knocked Tori down with a kick.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: In "iParty With Victorious," he seemed to be on his way to beating a surfing simulator on Expert Level (With everyone cheering him on), but a malfunction sent him flying out the window.

     Hollywood Arts Staff 

Erwin Sikowitz

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Portrayed by: Eric Lange
  • Brutal Honesty:
    • Telling Jade "too bad" when she says she doesn't want to be Tori's Secret Santa in "A Christmas Tori." Earlier in the same episode, he even called Sinjin's sister a little weirdo right in his presence and outright told him his parents "should've stopped with him".
    • In "Freak The Freak Out", when he tells Jade that she's lucky to have Beck as a boyfriend, and also slams Robbie for his lack of weekend plans.
    • Played with in one episode, where he uses brutal honesty (disparaging Tori's singing and her chances of becoming a professional singer; however, he just says that to kit for reactions from the students) to demonstrate how playing against expectations in a way to draw the audience into an actor's performance.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Despite seeming rather insane, he's actually a great acting teacher most of the time.
  • Catch Phrase: "Dear Gandhi!"
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Very out there, but surprisingly skilled as a teacher.
  • Cool Teacher: He's THE cool teacher.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: Though he does wear them at times.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He's right up there with the best of 'em.
  • Dressing as the Enemy: Sikowitz dresses as a prison guard in "Locked Up”.
  • Eccentric Mentor: His methods in educating his students might be a bit nutty, but they're usually effective.
  • Heroic B.S.O.D.: Falls into this in "Tori Tortures Teacher."
  • Hippie Teacher: He fits this really well.
  • Intoxication Ensues: Sikowitz reputedly gets visions from coconut milk.
  • Large Ham: "YOU KIDS HAVE GOT TO DO...YOUR ROBOT RESEARCH!" "NOW WHOSE PHONE IS THAT?!" "DON'T BE A WEENIE!" "BOTH OF YOU GO TO THE HOSPITAL!" Etcetera.
  • Meaningful Name: Pronounced Psycho-Wits.
  • Noodle Implement: In "Cat's New Boyfriend", several people ask what the sausages Sikowitz is serving at the Hollywood Arts 'kick-back' are made of. He just laughs and laughs...
  • Nice Guy: As odd as he may be, Sikowitz is a pretty likable guy.
  • Noodle Incident: Caused him to have his driver's license suspended. All we ever find out about it is that it was in Vegas and involved a female circus performer with six fingers on one hand.
  • Only Sane Man: Played with. He's not just the only teacher that the kids feel they can trust (as stated outright in "The Great Ping-Pong Scam"), but it's been shown that he has many famous and influential connections in the entertainment industry. Sikowitz has a very good idea of what the kids would be best for in the real world, his crazy teaching methods are in fact preparing them for that world, and they trust him enough to go along with what he does. His MENTAL sanity, however...
  • Secret Test of Character: Is prone to using these in his class, in fact, anyone who wants to be in a play has to do the Bird Scene, which they'll only pass if they realize the hidden meaning of it.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Pulls off some rather epic ones in "The Great Ping Pong Scam" and "Locked Up!"
  • Shipper on Deck: He seems to be for Jade and Tori, always been them together. In "A Christmas Tori", he makes Jade act as Tori's 'Secret Santa', and in "Tori and Jade's Play Date" he deliberately has them play a couple and makes them go out on a date. It's also telling that Tori and Jade are always set in the male/female dynamic when placed together.
  • Team Dad: He acts fatherly toward all his students.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Coconut, especially the milk.
  • Younger Than They Look: As heard in "The Diddly Bops".
    Kid: That guy's almost 100!
    Sikowicz: I'm 34!!

Festus

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Portrayed by: Marco Aiello

  • The Alleged Car: So much so that Jade and Tori mistake it for a car they ordered from a junkyard in The Wood.
  • Funny Foreigner: He knows Spanish.
  • Ruritania: Yerba, the country he comes from, as demonstrated in Locked Up!
  • Unknown Rival: Apparently has never liked Robbie, and after he accidentally killed the chancellor's octopus, vowed to spit in Robbie's food everyday he orders from the Grub Truck.

Lane Alexander

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Portrayed By: Lane Napper

Helen Dubois

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Vice Principal Dickers

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Portrayed by Rob Riggle

     Parents and Guardians 
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David And Holly Vega

Portrayed by Jim Pirri and Jennifer Carta
  • Abusive Parents: Not physically, but when Trina gets her wisdom teeth out and is in immense pain, they suddenly have a vacation they need to go on and leave Tori to deal with it.
  • Mama Bear: Holly in "Crazy Ponnie".
  • Only Sane Man: Besides their less than warm treatment of Trina, David and Holly seem to be the only parental figures on this show that are respectable adults, treat their kids well, and are still a family that loves each other.
  • Parental Neglect: Have been doing this throughout the show, but Holly is shown neglecting her children the most, making breakfast only for herself in "Driving Tori Crazy".
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: The pilot episode and "The Birthweek Song" showed them being kind to and caring about Trina. As the show went on, they began to have little care for her. Now in one of the newest episodes, "Driving Tori Crazy", Holly is shown being rather indifferent to Tori. It seems the show is trying to have them slowly slip into being uncaring parents.
  • Your Cheating Heart: It's implied several times that Holly is having an affair with her husband's partner, Gary. If not that, then she's really close to him. It's more for laughs than for drama.

Charlotte Harris

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Portrayed by Marilyn Harris

Mr. West

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Portrayed by Roy Werner
  • Defrosting Ice King: Tori described him as "cold and judgmental." He eventually admits that Jade's play was excellent.
  • Jock Dad, Nerd Son: Hates everything concerning creative activities and believes that anyone who performs them are stupid.
  • Lethal Chef: The one time he make breakfast for Jade, she spent the rest of the morning throwing up.
  • Resentful Guardian: According to Jade, he practically hates her and disapproves of her tattoos and piercings.
  • Sugar and Ice Personality: Very aloof and cold towards his own daughter, but he does spend time with his new wife and her dog.
  • The Stoic

     Other Characters 

Hayley Ferguson and Tara Ganz

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Portrayed by Jillian Clare and Jamie Snow

  • Big Bad Duumvirate: In the "Freak The Freak Out" special.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: On the receiving end and brutally stomped upon by Cat and Jade during the karaoke contest.
  • Daddy's Girl: Yet they both stood victorious in the end because Hayley's father was the owner of the club. Cat flat out implies that Hayley's father doesn't love her. It took another curb-stomping from Tori to have her father reconsider that decision.
  • Evil Versus Evil: With Jade West.
  • Hollywood Tone-Deaf: Averted. Their singing isn't exaggeratedly bad, but it's instead rather mediocre, especially compared to Jade and Cat.
  • Hot Girls Are Bitches: They really give Jade a run for her money.
  • Jerkasses: Oh, yeah.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Losing their bet was also their punishment—They had to take care of Trina.
  • One-Shot Character: They only appear in the "Freak The Freak Out" special.
  • Spoiled Brat: Hayley.
  • Those Two Bad Guys: Hayley and Tara are "Those Two bad girls".
  • The Vamp: Both girls had no qualms with flirting with a taken man (Beck) and Andre until they found out they went to Hollywood Arts.

Ryder Daniels

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Portrayed by Ryan Rottman

Hope Quincy

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Portrayed by Meagan Holder
  • Berserk Button: "Sassing" her is a definite way to set her off.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Within the first minute of her appearance, she happily invites Tori, Beck, and Robbie to sushi with her and Andre. By her second appearance, she's a full-blown bitch who questions Tori's presence at her party and outright tells her to keep her mouth shut.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: It's pretty clear later on that she is indeed jealous of Tori, most likely her friendship with Andre.
  • Daddy's Girl: More so than Hayley, as it's visibly see how spoiled she is. It's subverted though, when she gains a minor concussion from falling debris during the earthquake, her father prefers to watch Tori's and Andre's performance for a second time than to meet her at the hospital. The party-goers actually did the same thing.
  • Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead: The fact that she gets knocked out during the earthquake right in front of Andre puts a smile on his face.
  • Double Standard: Abuse, Female on Male: There are undertones regarding the nature of her relationship with Andre. She forces him to wear clothes that he doesn't like, becomes jealous of Tori when she comes to her birthday party (even though Hope invited Tori), and sounds angry when he protests about having his arm yanked by her.
  • One-Shot Character: She only appears in one episode and is never seen or heard from ever again.
  • Spoiled Brat: Flipped out on the hostess over the food at her party.
  • Too Dumb to Live: During the earthquake, she's worried about her presents instead of taking covers like everyone did. You can guess how that went.
  • Tsundere: If Yandere, she's not too far from the typical, murderous example; even when Andre dumps her, she's still hell-bent on having him sing at her birthday party. Those mood-swings don't help her much, either.

Wing Lee

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Portrayed by Susan Chuang
  • Affably Evil
  • Big Bad: She's an enemy of most of the main characters, and unlike Jade, Mrs. Lee's villainy is somewhat arc based.
  • Dragon Lady: Upon her makeover since opening Nozu's, though her actual ethnicity is unknown.
  • Deal with the Devil: She was only going to invest in Jade's play if her daughter was to star as an singing angel. Unfortunately, her daughter was known as "talentless and irritating".
  • Disposing of a Body: Outright told her employee to get rid of a stroke-feigning Trina in this manner.
    Wing: Just hide the body and don't say nothing to anybody!
    Everyone: O_O
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Or something like that...a subverted example, it's implied that she caused the "mysterious fire" that burned down Wok Star to build Nozu. Played straight in her first appearance, in that her obsession with getting a picture with a celebrity for her wall made her miss opening night of the play.
  • Interchangeable Asian Cultures: Wok Star was a Chinese restaurant and Nozu is a Japanese/sushi restaurant, leading to Tori to ask her which ethnicity she is.
  • Karma Houdini: Most likely burned down her own restaurant and got away with it.
  • Mama Bear: She reappears in "Andre's Horrible Girl", and it's eerily implied that she will get back at Tori for what she did to her daughter in "Wok Star", though it's hard to say whether it's implied on bound to happen seeing she outright told Tori she was to exact payback. Both tropes are played straight in a way in "How Trina Got In". Albeit, if Robbie hadn't forgotten his wallet or Tori had thought to bring hers, she would have missed out on this opportunity.
  • Stage Mom: Practically commands her daughter to speak louder.
    Daisy: Hi...
    Wing: More power!
    Daisy: HI!

Dale Squires

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Portrayed by Stephen Lunsford

Kendra Harris

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Portrayed by Mara Hall

Melinda Murray

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Portrayed by Ellen Hollman

Ponnie/Fawn Leibowitz

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Portrayed by: Jennette McCurdy

The Yerbanian Chancellor

Portrayed by Mueen Jahan Ahmad

Mason Thornesmith

Portrayed by Charles Shaughnessy
The producer of Platnium Records, when Tori wins an audition to work for him. He wants Tori to change her image and personality, and when she decides she doesn't want to he fires her and passes the deal onto Jade. Later Jade gives the chance back to Tori, and Mason isn't happy about it but accepts it nontheless. He later returns to buy Rex from Robbie.


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