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An Egyptian ICE inmate who starts a relationship with Nicky.
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* BirdsOfAFeather: She has a snarky, cheeky personality and sense of humor similar to Nicky that lets them bond very quickly.
* BuryYourGays: [[spoiler:Her fate isn't shown, but it's very likely this will happen as she's deported back to Egypt, where homosexuality is punishable by death and her family threatens her with an honor killing.]]
* GroinAttack: Like many Egyptian women, she was given FGM as a child. This is why she won't let Nicky perform oral sex on her.
* TheLostLenore: [[spoiler:To Nicky at the end of the series. Nicky was too pre-occupied with Red's dementia and Morello's SanitySlippage that she didn't get a chance to even say goodbye.]]
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Tater-tots.


* CleansUpNicely: Had incredibly unfortunate blemishes all over her face in her youth which made it impossible for her to find a husband. At some point, whether through cosmetic surgery or simply time, they've gone away and her complexion is clear. That said, it's still been several decades later and she's an old hairy lady who know longer gives a damn about appearance.

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* CleansUpNicely: Had incredibly unfortunate blemishes all over her face in her youth which made it impossible for her to find a husband. At some point, whether through cosmetic surgery or simply time, they've gone away and her complexion is clear. That said, it's still been several decades later and she's an old hairy lady who know no longer gives a damn about appearance.

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* GoodWithNumbers: Loves trigonometry and calculus, the later of which she considers "when math meets poetry"


* AmbiguouslyBi: Is rather conflicted about her sexuality. On one hand, she hooks up with both Nikki and Poussey, and seems to be generally in love with the latter. On the other hand, she also confesses that she isn't sure how long it'll last between them because "you're a girl" and isn't sure whether she'd still be interested in women when she leaves prison. And yet, a few episodes later she starts planning her future with Poussey.
** Her comment that she is "attracted to people, not genders" has been very popular with bisexual and pansexual fans of the show.

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* AmbiguouslyBi: Is rather conflicted about her sexuality. On one hand, she hooks up with both Nikki and Poussey, and seems to be generally in love with the latter. On the other hand, she also confesses that she isn't sure how long it'll last between them because "you're a girl" and isn't sure whether she'd still be interested in women when she leaves prison. And yet, a few episodes later she starts planning her future with Poussey.
** Her comment that she is
Poussey. She also comments she's "attracted to people, not genders" has been very popular with bisexual and pansexual fans of the show. at one point.


* AmbiguouslyBi: is rather conflicted about her sexuality. On one hand, she hooks up with both Nikki and Poussey, and seems to be generally in love with the latter. On the other hand, she also confesses that she isn't sure how long it'll last between them because "you're a girl" and isn't sure whether she'd still be interested in women when she leaves prison. And yet, a few episodes later she starts planning her future with Poussey.

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* AmbiguouslyBi: is Is rather conflicted about her sexuality. On one hand, she hooks up with both Nikki and Poussey, and seems to be generally in love with the latter. On the other hand, she also confesses that she isn't sure how long it'll last between them because "you're a girl" and isn't sure whether she'd still be interested in women when she leaves prison. And yet, a few episodes later she starts planning her future with Poussey.

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* CleansUpNicely: Had incredibly unfortunate blemishes all over her face in her youth which made it impossible for her to find a husband. At some point, whether through cosmetic surgery or simply time, they've gone away and her complexion is clear. That said, it's still been several decades later and she's an old hairy lady who know longer gives a damn about appearance.

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* HiddenDepths: Chang appears to be somewhat of a film buff, comparing Piper to Bo Derek from Tarzan and drawing comparisons to Taylor's Amish background to the Harrison Ford movie, Witness.

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* GentleGiant: She's definitely one of the larger inmates but is typically soft spoken and abhors violence. Her only instance of "violence" was wrestling contraband away from another prisoner but apologized and claimed to be a pacifist before doing so.


* LadyLooksLikeADude: Only the fact she's an inmate in a women's prison allows to determine her gender visually.

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* LadyLooksLikeADude: Only the fact she's an inmate in a women's prison allows to determine her gender visually.LadyLooksLikeADude

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* KnowNothingKnowItAll: She's clearly educated and can list a number of historical/scientific facts, but generally has no understanding of the context of this information or how to apply it.


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* StageMom: Grew up with one of these.


* ButNotTooBlack: Rather, But Not Too Asian. She is half-Japanese and half-Scottish, white enough that Morello is nice to her.



* MixedAncestry:She is half-Japanese and half-Scottish, white enough that Morello is nice to her.



* MacGyvering: A master of it, not that the other inmates realise.

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* MacGyvering: A master of it, not that the other inmates realise.realize.


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* FatGirl: Is visibly overweight, and somewhat insecure.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: After selling Piper out to the Latinas to be branded with a swastika, Hapakuka sees the pain Piper is in and immediately regrets it.


* SilentSnarker: She speak much, but when she does...

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* SilentSnarker: She doesn't speak much, but when she does...


* CharacterDevelopment: Introduced as a ditzy, privileged girl who needs constant attention. [[spoiler: Her experience in prison has forced her to grow up a bit and take a more nuanced approach to things.]]

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* CharacterDevelopment: Introduced as a ditzy, privileged girl who needs constant attention. [[spoiler: Her experience in prison has forced her to grow up a bit and take a more nuanced approach to things.]]things. Just compare her hunger strike in Season 2, during which she drives her own allies to tell her to shut up, and [[spoiler: her quiet defiance of the riot police at the end of Season 5]].

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