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.
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.
She was really sorry for kissing Cat's boyfriend, though, in Cat's New Boyfriend, apologizing profusely to Cat after the kiss.
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!!!"
Malaproper: In the "Stuck in an RV" episode, Tori berates Jade with a vicious "Thank you, Catherine Obvious." Cue confusion from the other characters. After they correct her, she weakly tries to defend herself by pointing out that Catherine could be a captain.
Meaningful Name/Punny Name: Her name is part of the word Victorious. In Japanese, her name means Bird, referring to songbirds. (Could also refer to "The Bird Scene" which Tori must successfully complete in order to be in Moonlight Magic.)
Stellar Name: Also her last name Vega is the brightest star in the constellation Lyra.
Meganekko: She wears glasses when she's alone at home, and she looks good in them.
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".
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.
To be fair i would do so as well if the guy said he paying forgot his wallet, (After telling you to leave your own wallet behind) stuck in a building for hours, learning your friend carry a phone that doesn't work just cause he think it be sad not to have a phone at all and spending it on hour of singing a depressing song of chopping squid while well chopping squids.
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.
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.
Portrayed by: Leon Thomas III
Accidental Misnaming: Trina can never get his name right. This running gag trails off after the first few episodes.
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.
Recycled Premise/Status Quo Is God: 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'.
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.
Badass Adorable: In "The Gorilla Club", where she completes the Balls of Pain challenge with ease.
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.
Bibble in "Tori Goes Platinum" made her a bit edgy.
She also tackled the Hollywood Arts High flour bomber who was causing all kinds of chaos in "Robbie Sells Rex."
Flanderization: She started off as down to earth, not too smart but not too stupid either. Come season two, she became mentally retarded, unable to pay attention to anything. This continued into the Sam & CatSpin-Off.
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.
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.
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, Cat makes a mad dash at the box of phones... in the ensuring struggle to hold her back, she kicked Jade to the floor, whacked Robbie across the face with the box, and it basically took ALL 5 of her friends 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Me 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.
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.
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.
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).
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 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.
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.
Stalker with a Crush: 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.
Took a Level in Jerkass: BIG TIME 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Foe Yay style rivalry with Tori, which seems heavy on the Belligerent Sexual Tension. And let's not even mention her obsession with scissors...
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.
Faux Dark Action Girl/Paper Tiger: Jade can come across as hardcore (smashing Andre's apple in Tori Gets Stuck, kicking in Beck's door in Wi-Fi In The Sky, slicing up the garbage can in Wok Star), but when real danger seems afoot (most prominently in Locked Up!), Jade either bluffs or bolts. A talker, but not much of a fighter.
She is, however, willing to throw down whenever Beck is involved. She actually attacked Tori in The Wood, due to the edited phone call scene; when the show comes back from commercial break, Tori's living room is practically wrecked due to Jade manhandling her.
Flanderization: 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.
Her flanderization seems to be becomingaverted in Season 3 (notably in "Tori Goes Platinum" and "Opposite Date").
The Friend Nobody Likes: Mix of Type 1, Type 4, and Type 5: The rest of the group has known Jade for two years, she's dating Beck, and she's so known for viciously retaliating against people that it's unlikely anyone would make her leave even if those other two things weren't true.
Pushed further in "The Worst Couple," the only person in the group she actually considers her friend is Andre.
She didn't even say that she considered Andre a friend, she just didn't mention him when listing why she doesn't consider the people she hangs out with friends.
And considering how earlier he said that if they invite Beck to play cards, they'd have to 'deal with Jade', he doesn't find her a very good friend either.
Ironically, the one she explicitly calls out as 'not her friend' (Tori) is the only one who shows outright concern for her after Beck doesn't open up the door, thus breaking up with her
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 someonelike 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.)
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.)
Her jerkass behavior is taken Up to Eleven in "Driving Tori Crazy", where it's heavily implied that she'd planned to kill and bury Tori or at least wanted Tori to think she would.
Whenever she's away from or broken up with Beck, her behavior tends to worsen; during the timeframe when she and Beck were no longer an item, there was the aforementioned "Driving Tori Crazy"; she manhandled Cat and shaved her bald just because the latter overwaxed her eyebrows; she relentlessly chased Andre and Tori for trying to set her up with another boy, outright threatening to kill them with a roll oftoilet paper. Basically, she generally just became even more ill-tempered and willing to get physical than she had been prior to that point.
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.
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...
They eventually made up about halfway through the final season.
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.
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.
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 to Tori, since their relationship's tone can vary wildly from situation to situation
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.
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.
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...
See Jade's entry above for how this ended...
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.
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.
According to "Freak The Freak Out" and "Andre's Horrible Girl", she knows some stealth techniques as well.
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.
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 that to even be acknowledged.
Handicapped Badass: Even when drugged up to the gills (Freak The Freak Out), she's still capable of fighting.
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.)
Informed Flaw: Trina's bad singing is Hollywood Tone-Deaf at worst. Other than 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 stage kissed well enough to make Robbie believe that she actually liked him.
That's probably more Robbie's cluelessness than Trina's talent...
Supposedly, we're supposed to believe Trina has no talent whatsoever. Yet, she's not too bad at acting, as pointed out here, and 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 some 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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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
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.
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...
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.
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.
Pointy-Haired Boss: Subverted; Helen immediately proves her talent and great competence to Jade who questions her whether she knew about it about it all. However, having everyone re-audition did seem to be kinda a dick move.
Too Dumb To Have Authority: He confiscates the kids' cellphones, only to put them in a box on a shelf where they could just walk over and retrieve them. Sure, Tori only uses it to call Trina to bring tacos, but still...
Would Hit a Girl: He didn't exactly hit Tori, but he did drag her into the janitor's closet and threatened her.
Parents and Guardians
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.
Only Sane Parents: 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.
Pet the Dog: "The Birthweek Song" was probably the only moment in which they are seen being nice to Trina.
It actually seems to be more of a case of Flanderization. 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.
I Thought You Meant: From Tori's perspective: Charlotte asks her to stick her hands out so she could hold her oatmeal. Tori puts out her hands, only to have oatmeal poured over them because Charlotte didn't want her to touch her mug.
No Indoor Voice : She once used it to drive a butterfly out of Cat's left ear. (It came out of her right ear...)
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.
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.
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 and/or Yandere: 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.
Hoist By Her 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/Revenge: 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.
Wing: More power!
Why Do You Keep Changing Jobs?: Well...not change jobs, but Wok Star did burned down in a mysterious fire, and implied that she burned it down herself as an insurance fraud to build Nozu.
Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead: Everyone on the set rejoiced when Tori inadvertently had her sent to the hospital due to her arrow-injury.
Disproportionate Retribution: Fired Beck because he was friends with Tori, who had corrected her line while Beck had done nothing at all. Then she kicks Tori off the set.
Impaled Palm: Melinda got a crossbow bolt through her palm, causing her to get pulled out of the film. Cue the staff and co-actors rejoicing over the cause of the accident and hailing "Crystal Waters" as a hero.
Expy: She WILL remind you of another certain psychotic brunette in iCarly, purely motivated by vengeance.
Hidden Depths: Her real name isn't Ponnie, and was kicked out of Hollywood Arts after 3 years just so they could make room for Tori, except Sikowitz tells Tori she was actually kicked out for being crazy.
I Just Want to Have Friends: Seems to be this way at first, when she's pretending to be a sad, lonely nerdy girl. It turns out that she's just Ax-Crazy and hell-bent on driving Tori insane.
Meganekko: Has the appearance of one and at first seems to have the personality of one when Tori meets her. It's quickly revealed that was just an act.
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.