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* EmptyChairMemorial: After [[spoiler:Adam's]] funeral, Becky plans a bonfire reception and places an empty chair near the firepit to represent [[spoiler:his]] presence. Her friends initially think it's weird, but once the bonfire stars it turns into a memorial as the night goes on.



** Zoe was introduced in season 13 as the AlphaBitch and an antagonist to the more straight-cut Maya. Her villainy peaks in season 14 when she pressures the Power Cheer team into sending nude photos for profit and later attempts to blackmail Frankie into taking the blame. By ''Next Class'', she has mellowed out, with a spot on student council, mostly staying away from drama, and [[spoiler: is struggling with coming to terms with being gay.]]

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** Zoe was introduced in season 13 as the AlphaBitch and an antagonist to the more straight-cut Maya. Her villainy peaks in season 14 when she pressures the Power Cheer team into sending nude photos for profit and later attempts to blackmail Frankie into taking the blame. By ''Next Class'', she has mellowed out, with a spot on student council, mostly staying away from drama, and [[spoiler: is struggling with coming to terms with being gay.]]


** [[spoiler:Cam]]'s suicide is foreshadowed when Dallas protests Romeo and Jules on the grounds it glorifies suicide. Dallas is later one of the most affected characters and Eli, the director, is the one to find [[spoiler:Cam]]'s body.

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** [[spoiler:Cam]]'s suicide is foreshadowed when Dallas protests Romeo and Jules on the grounds it glorifies teen suicide. Dallas is later one of the most affected characters and Eli, the director, is the one to find [[spoiler:Cam]]'s body.



** In Season 14 Damon won't stop leave Imogen and Jack alone until he sees some "lesbian action". So Imogen actively gives him a GroinAttack.



** Imogen gives it to Damon when he won't stop harassing her and Jack being a same-sex couple.



* KarmaHoudini: Some characters get away with bullying and {{Jerkass}} behavior. Alex is never punished for her role in the prank for Rick, and Emma and Mia usually aren't called out on their {{Jerkass}} moments. More recent examples are Drew and Owen who went from homophobic (and transphobic for the latter) bullies to romantic leads and friendly teammates in the blink of an eye.
** Owen is later suddenly revealed to have an openly gay younger brother who he is very protective of, which makes it more jarring that his behavior towards Riley, Zane, or Adam (a trans boy) is completely forgotten by everyone if he's not homophobic or transphobic in his heart. Drew was never really homophobic, just being a bit of a dick, and he did sort of slightly redeem himself when he attempted to come to Riley and Zane's defence and it's revealed Adam is his brother.

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* KarmaHoudini: Some characters get away with bullying and {{Jerkass}} behavior. Alex is never punished for her role in the prank for Rick, and Emma and Mia usually aren't called out on their {{Jerkass}} moments. More recent Other examples are Drew and Owen who went from homophobic (and transphobic as well for the latter) bullies to romantic leads and friendly teammates in the blink of an eye.
** Owen is later suddenly revealed to have an openly gay younger brother who he is very protective of, which makes it more jarring that his behavior towards Riley, Zane, or Adam (a trans boy) is completely forgotten by everyone if he's not homophobic or transphobic in his heart. everyone, especially after it's revealed Adam is Drew's brother. Drew was never really homophobic, just being a bit dick exploiting Riley's fear of a dick, coming out of the closet as blackmail, given that his brother is part of the LGBTQ+ community, and he did sort of slightly redeem himself when he attempted to come to Riley and Zane's defence and it's revealed Adam is his brother.defence.


* GoodAdulteryBadAdultery: With some storylines, characters who cheat aren't portrayed too terribly and are given some excuses. Most notably, Jane who cheated on Spinner with Declan doesn't get back with him whereas Spinner who cheated on Darcy with his ex is EasilyForgiven.


** K.C.'s parents are presented as abusive in season eight. Subverted when his mother goes to rehab and becomes a kind and responsible parent. Still played straight with his father when he visits after an early release.

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** K.C.'s parents are presented as abusive in season eight. Subverted when his mother goes to rehab and becomes a kind and responsible parent. Still played straight with his father when he visits after an early release.release and eventually forces KC and his mom to move across the country for their safety.



* AcademicAthlete: Jane Vaughn is a skilled football player and the Valedictorian of her class. Her plan is to become a lawyer. This is also the same case for Katie, who is not only on the soccer team, but is in karate, the school newspaper, and is student council president. Shay is on the power cheer squad, volleyball team, cross country team as well as being a straight A student with an affinity for science.
** In the Next Class, Shay is a straight A student and a great athlete as part of her lifeplan to get a scholarship to a good college

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* AcademicAthlete: Jane Vaughn is a skilled football player and the Valedictorian of her class. Her plan is to become a lawyer. This is also the same case for Katie, who is not only on the soccer team, but is in karate, the school newspaper, and is student council president. Shay is on the power cheer squad, volleyball team, cross country team as well as being a straight A student with an affinity for science.
** In the Next Class, Shay is a straight A student and a great athlete as part of her
science with lifeplan to get a scholarship to a good college college.



** KC's parents were drug and alcohol addicts which led to him being placed in a group home and them in jail. After KC's mom Lisa was released, she worked on recovery and became sober enough that KC agrees to live with her. His dad Kevin, however, after his release shows him as an angry drunk who KC to call the police on.

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** KC's parents were drug and alcohol addicts which led to him being placed in a group home and them in jail. After KC's mom Lisa was released, she worked on recovery and became sober enough that KC agrees to live with her. His dad Kevin, however, after his release shows him as an angry drunk who KC has to call the police on.on.



* AscendedExtra: Much like in the original series, many students (such as Marco and Darcy) started out as background characters before given their own storylines and then eventually made regulars.

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* AscendedExtra: Much like in the original series, many students (such as Marco and Darcy) Darcy and Clare) started out as background characters before given their own storylines and then eventually made regulars.



** Holly J's sees [[spoiler:her birth mother]] this at first. She's a match in blood type and wants to give Holly J her kidney, but [[spoiler: she wants $20,000 for it, to accommodate her family and an income as she'd be unable to work during her recovery time]]. Holly J blows up at her for that, but they meet to discuss it again after both parties realize they were expecting too much from the other, especially having just met. [[spoiler:They're later able to make other arrangements]].

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** Holly J's sees [[spoiler:her birth mother]] as this at first. She's a match in blood type and wants to give Holly J her kidney, but [[spoiler: she wants $20,000 for it, to accommodate her family and an income as she'd be unable to work during her recovery time]]. Holly J blows up at her for that, but they meet to discuss it again after both parties realize they were expecting too much from the other, especially having just met. [[spoiler:They're later able to make other arrangements]].



** Subverted as Jenna hitting KC with her guitar is treated seriously and the first sign that she's losing it dealing with the pressure of being a [[TeenPregnancy teen mom]]. However, the point [[MisaimedFandom wasn’t taken]] by the rejoicing fandom.
** Subverted when Connor received the same punishment for interacting with a female online predator that Emma did for interacting with a male. Meeting a stranger from the internet is a serious risk regardless of gender, and that both strangers were much older and possessing seriously creepy intentions. Since Mr. Simpson was also involved in both situations and both to someone he was close too (his friend/later love interest's daughter, then godson) it's to be expected that he'd have the same sort of reaction and take them both seriously. In addition, Connor's friends Dave and Wesley felt the relationship was weird and questionable, not exciting, and that it might be unsafe to meet up with her.

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** Subverted as Jenna hitting KC with her guitar is treated seriously and the first sign that she's losing it dealing with the pressure of being a [[TeenPregnancy teen mom]]. The child services agent checking up on their son Tyson takes note of KC's injury in her report. However, the point [[MisaimedFandom wasn’t taken]] by the rejoicing fandom.
** Subverted when Connor received the same punishment for interacting with a female online predator that Emma did for interacting with a male.male one. Meeting a stranger from the internet is a serious risk regardless of gender, and that both strangers were much older and possessing seriously creepy intentions. Since Mr. Simpson was also involved in both situations and both happened to someone he was close too (his friend/later love interest's daughter, friend's daughter/later stepdaughter, then godson) it's to be expected that he'd have the same sort of reaction and take them both seriously. In addition, Connor's friends Dave and Wesley felt the relationship was weird and questionable, not exciting, and that it might be unsafe to meet up with her.



** Jenna Middleton says that at her old school, she was such a boyfriend-stealer. Especially with bad-boy types. They're her weakness.

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** Jenna Middleton says that at her old school, she was such a boyfriend-stealer. Especially with bad-boy types. They're her weakness. The reason she eventually agrees to go out with Connor in Season 12 is because he ''wasn't'' like her past boyfriends.



** Jake and Mo. Definitely.

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** Jake and Mo. Definitely. It becomes a subplot in their final episode appearance.



* KidsPlayMatchmaker: K.C., [[StudentsPlayMatchmaker with some help from Bianca]], tries to set up his mother with their quiz team coach/English teacher, both because she won't be constantly around K.C. and because K.C. feels she deserves to have her own happiness outside of her parental duties. They do hit it off, but it ends up going nowhere as K.C.'s father was released from prison and eventually forces K.C. and his mom to move across the country for their safety.

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* KidsPlayMatchmaker: K.C., [[StudentsPlayMatchmaker [[StudentsPlayingMatchmaker with some help from Bianca]], tries to set up his mother with their quiz team coach/English teacher, both because she won't be constantly around K.C. and because K.C. feels she deserves to have her own happiness outside of her parental duties. They do hit it off, but it ends up going nowhere as K.C.'s father was released from prison and eventually forces K.C. and his mom to move across the country for their safety.



* LoveDodecahedron: ''A lot''. Lampshaded in a mid-2000s commercial on The N about Love Triangle therapy group featuring various characters on their channel's programs, but Degrassi's had a separate group called Love Hexagons.

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* LoveDodecahedron: ''A lot''. Lampshaded in a mid-2000s commercial on The N about a Love Triangle therapy group featuring various characters on from their channel's programs, but Degrassi's had a separate group called Love Hexagons.



* NoPeriodsPeriod:
** Averted in Season 1 when Emma got her first and wound up giving a book report presentation in [[CringeComedy oversize gym shorts with JT and Toby mocking her]].
** Averted in Season 3's "Accidents Will Happen part 1". Hazel asks for a tampon after finding out her period started during gymnastics practice. Manny gives her one stating she hasn't used hers in some time. This later prompts Manny to check and realize she's missed several periods, the first sign she may be pregnant.
** Also averted when Adam drops his tampons.
** Averted also with Shay who actually bled through her shorts onto her boyfriend Tiny's lap.

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* NoPeriodsPeriod:
NoPeriodsPeriod: Averted.
** Averted in Season 1 when Emma got her first and wound up giving a book report presentation in [[CringeComedy oversize gym shorts with JT and Toby mocking her]].
** Averted in Season 3's "Accidents Will Happen part 1". Hazel asks for a tampon after finding out her period started during gymnastics practice. Manny gives her one stating she hasn't used hers in some time. This later prompts Manny to check and realize she's missed several periods, the first sign she may be pregnant.
** Also averted when When female-to-male transgender Adam drops his tampons.
** Averted also with Shay in ''Next Class'' who actually bled through her shorts onto her boyfriend Tiny's lap.



** [[spoiler: Luke]] tries to pull this with [[spoiler: Zoe]], but she eventually snaps out of it. He also tries to use this to convince his sister Becky to lie for him in court. [[spoiler:She doesn't]].

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** [[spoiler: Luke]] tries to pull this with [[spoiler: Zoe]], but she eventually snaps out of it. He also tries to use this to convince his sister Becky [[spoiler:Becky]] to lie for him in court. [[spoiler:She doesn't]].


** Manny also auditions and gets into fictional Smithdale University's drama department, renown enough that even those already in Hollywood view it with high prestige.

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** Manny also auditions and gets into fictional Smithdale University's drama department, renown renowned enough that even those already in Hollywood view it with high prestige.



** Tiny's real name is Deon Bell.



** Alli gives Dave a kiss on the cheek after she lets him know she doesn't like him that way.

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** Alli gives Dave a kiss on the cheek after she lets him know she doesn't like him that way.way (at the time).



** Tristan accidently urinates on Miles after his body get wrecked in the bus accident.

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** Tristan accidently urinates on Miles after his body get gets wrecked in the bus accident.



** Mrs. Torres sometimes slips and calls Adam by female pronouns and/or his birth name.

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** Mrs. Torres sometimes slips and calls Adam by female pronouns and/or his birth name. She gets better.


* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Ellie and Craig's "hardcore funking" session in "Weddings, Parties, Anything."
** In the mini "Party Etiquette 2", a truth or dare scene starts with a very tipsy Jane saying "[[ADateWithRosiePalms ...Probably a dozen times a week]]" to an unheard question, to which her boyfriend Spinner says "That is so hot".
** In Season 3's "I Want Candy," the gang is looking at an abstract painting of a nude in a museum. For some strange reason, the nipples are covered but the pubic region is not.

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%% * GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Ellie GettingCrapPastThe Radar: Due to overwhelming and Craig's "hardcore funking" session persistent misuse, GCPTR is on-page examples only until 01 June 2021. If you are reading this in "Weddings, Parties, Anything."
** In
the mini "Party Etiquette 2", a truth or dare scene starts with a very tipsy Jane saying "[[ADateWithRosiePalms ...Probably a dozen times a week]]" to an unheard question, to which her boyfriend Spinner says "That is so hot".
** In Season 3's "I Want Candy,"
future, please check the gang is looking at an abstract painting of a nude in a museum. For some strange reason, trope page to make sure your example fits the nipples are covered but the pubic region is not. current definition.


** Craig lives with his stepfather because his [[Creator/HughDillon father]] hits him.

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** Craig lives with his stepfather Joey Jeremiah because his [[Creator/HughDillon father]] hits him.



** K.C.'s parents are presented as abusive in season eight. Subverted when his mother goes to rehab and becomes a kind and responsible parent.

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** K.C.'s parents are presented as abusive in season eight. Subverted when his mother goes to rehab and becomes a kind and responsible parent. Still played straight with his father when he visits after an early release.



** Subverted when Connor received the same punishment for interacting with a female online predator that Emma did for interacting with a male. Meeting a stranger from the internet is a serious risk regardless of gender, and that both strangers were much older and possessing seriously creepy intentions. Since Mr. Simpson was also involved in both situations and it happened to someone he was close too (his friend/later love interest's daughter, then godson) it's to be expected that he'd have the same sort of reaction and take them both seriously. In addition, Connor's friends Dave and Wesley felt the relationship was weird and questionable, not exciting, and that it might be unsafe to meet up with her.

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** Subverted when Connor received the same punishment for interacting with a female online predator that Emma did for interacting with a male. Meeting a stranger from the internet is a serious risk regardless of gender, and that both strangers were much older and possessing seriously creepy intentions. Since Mr. Simpson was also involved in both situations and it happened both to someone he was close too (his friend/later love interest's daughter, then godson) it's to be expected that he'd have the same sort of reaction and take them both seriously. In addition, Connor's friends Dave and Wesley felt the relationship was weird and questionable, not exciting, and that it might be unsafe to meet up with her.



** [[spoiler: Luke]] tries to pull this with [[spoiler: Zoe]], but she eventually snaps out of it. He tries to use this to convince his sister Becky to lie for him in court. [[spoiler:She doesn't]].

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** [[spoiler: Luke]] tries to pull this with [[spoiler: Zoe]], but she eventually snaps out of it. He also tries to use this to convince his sister Becky to lie for him in court. [[spoiler:She doesn't]].



* WhamLine: "She wants twenty-thousand dollars."[[note]]Holly J.'s birth mom's condition to be a donating one of her kidneys to her[[/note]]

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* WhamLine: WhamLine:
**
"She wants twenty-thousand dollars."[[note]]Holly J.'s birth mom's condition to be a donating one of her kidneys to her[[/note]]the daughter she just met.[[/note]]


** ''Romeo and Jules'' from season 12, also directed by Eli. A gay retelling of ''Theater/RomeoAndJuliet'' starring Dave and Tristan, it caught flack from various sources--Becky was initially helping Eli until she quit due to disagreeing with homosexuality, Dave was uncomfortable kissing another man onstage, and several parents protested it for glorifying teen suicide (and this was before [[spoiler: Cam]]'s death). Eli managed to assuage everyone's fears and adjust it into a clear tragedy while still respecting his original vision, and even convinced Becky to come back on board by the end.

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** ''Romeo and Jules'' from season 12, also directed by Eli. A gay retelling of ''Theater/RomeoAndJuliet'' ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'' starring Dave and Tristan, it caught flack from various sources--Becky was initially helping Eli until she quit due to disagreeing with homosexuality, Dave was uncomfortable kissing another man onstage, and several parents protested it for glorifying teen suicide (and this was before [[spoiler: Cam]]'s death). Eli managed to assuage everyone's fears and adjust it into a clear tragedy while still respecting his original vision, and even convinced Becky to come back on board by the end.



* TricksterArchetype: Mike Lobel is on record comparing Jay to a spider. Would that be Iktomi or Anansi or...

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* TricksterArchetype: Mike Lobel is on record comparing Jay to a spider. Would that be Iktomi or Anansi or...



* WhamLine: "She wants twenty-thousand dollars."

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* WhamLine: "She wants twenty-thousand dollars.""[[note]]Holly J.'s birth mom's condition to be a donating one of her kidneys to her[[/note]]


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* WritersCannotDoMath: There are several classes that didn't graduate on time. Usually this lead to them retconning the character's ages. The most prominent case being the classes of 2011 and 2014.


** Johnny [=DiMarco=], being one of the Lakehurst gang that initiated the war on Degrassi, can be a pretty ruthless bully, but he’s in complete shock when his friend fatally stabs J.T. in the back in cold blood. While that doesn’t get him to tone down his bullying, it initially lead to him offering a peace treaty to Toby (which Toby dismissed) when the schools merged, being genuinely sorry J.T. was killed. He’s also seen at the Brat Camp with Darcy and Peter, revealing that J.T.’s death traumatized him, leading him to act out more.

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** Johnny [=DiMarco=], being one of the Lakehurst gang that initiated the war on Degrassi, can be a pretty ruthless bully, but he’s in complete shock when his friend fatally stabs J.T. in the back in cold blood. While that doesn’t get him to tone down his bullying, it initially lead to him offering a peace treaty to Toby (which Toby dismissed) dismissed and retaliated) when the schools merged, being genuinely sorry J.T. was killed. He’s also seen at At the Brat Camp with Darcy and Peter, revealing he admitted that J.T.’s death traumatized him, leading him to act out more.



** Lucas Valeri is one of the regular Lakehurst bullies, the deadbeat DisappearedDad of Mia's daughter Isabella, and high school dropout, but when he finds out that his father (also a disappeared dad but whom he remained on good terms with) molested his sister Jane when she was younger, he's ashamed he didn't realize it and when he sees their father with Isabella he immediately goes into PapaWolf mode telling him he never wants to see him again.

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** Lucas Valeri is one of the nastier, regular Lakehurst bullies, the deadbeat DisappearedDad of Mia's daughter Isabella, and high school dropout, but when he finds out that his father (also a disappeared dad but whom he remained on good terms with) molested his sister Jane when she was younger, he's ashamed he didn't realize it and when he sees their father with Isabella he immediately goes into PapaWolf mode telling him he never wants to see him again.



** Owen is later suddenly revealed to have an openly gay younger brother who he is very protective of, which makes it more jarring that his behavior towards Riley, Zane, or Adam (a trans boy) is completely forgotten by everyone if he's not homophobic or transphobic in his heart. Drew was never really homophobic, just being a bit of a dick, and he did sort of slightly redeem himself when he attempted to come to Riley and Zane's defence.

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** Owen is later suddenly revealed to have an openly gay younger brother who he is very protective of, which makes it more jarring that his behavior towards Riley, Zane, or Adam (a trans boy) is completely forgotten by everyone if he's not homophobic or transphobic in his heart. Drew was never really homophobic, just being a bit of a dick, and he did sort of slightly redeem himself when he attempted to come to Riley and Zane's defence.defence and it's revealed Adam is his brother.



* KidsPlayMatchmaker: K.C., [[StudentsPlayMatchmaker with some help from Bianca]], tries to set up his mother with their quiz team coach/English teacher, both because she won't be constantly around K.C. and because K.C. feels she deserves to have her own happiness outside of her parental duties. They do hit it off, but it ends up going nowhere as K.C.'s father was released from prison and eventually forces K.C. and his mom to move across the country for their safety.



** Averted in Season 3's "Accidents Will Happen part 1". Hazel asks for a tampon after finding out her period started during gymnastics practice. Manny gives her one stating she hasn't used hers in some time. This later prompts Manny to check and realize she's missed several periods, the first sign she may be pregnant.



** It looks like this show is "going there..." Declan concocts a plan to finally get Holly J back in his life and ends up alone with her and he starts initiating sexual contact -- Holly J doesn't want to, and she verbally says "No, we shouldn't be doing this" but eventually she gives in and kisses him. This is done with no force, but it looks like Holly J will be disturbed by this in the following episode. Since this is such a controversial subject with a very popular couple, this has already caused a BrokenBase with one side saying Holly J should've said "NO MEANS NO!" and the other saying Declan raped Holly J.

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** It looks like this show is "going there..." Declan concocts a plan to finally get Holly J back in his life and ends up alone with her and he starts initiating sexual contact -- Holly J doesn't want to, and she verbally says "No, we shouldn't be doing this" but eventually she gives in and kisses him. This is done with no force, but it looks like Holly J will be disturbed by this is still distraught and avoids Declan in the following episode. Since Fiona questions Declan about what happened to determine if this was the case, and Declan fears he ended up raping her. While Holly J. eventually tells him she doesn't believe it was, since this is such a controversial subject with a very popular couple, this has already caused a BrokenBase with one side saying Holly J should've said "NO MEANS NO!" and the other saying Declan raped Holly J.J.



** [[spoiler: Luke]] tries to pull this with [[spoiler: Zoe]], but she eventually snaps out of it. He tries to use this to convince his sister Becky to lie for him in court.

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** [[spoiler: Luke]] tries to pull this with [[spoiler: Zoe]], but she eventually snaps out of it. He tries to use this to convince his sister Becky to lie for him in court. [[spoiler:She doesn't]].



* PottyFailure: Holly J. in "Hide and Seek".

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* PottyFailure: Holly J. in "Hide and Seek".Seek" due to a failing kidney.


* AlcoholicParent: Ellie's mom.
** Sean's parents.

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* AlcoholicParent: AlcoholicParent:
**
Ellie's mom.
mom. She eventually goes to rehab and gets better.
** Sean's parents. They seemed to have gotten better by the time Sean visits and eventually decides to move back in with them.
** KC's parents were drug and alcohol addicts which led to him being placed in a group home and them in jail. After KC's mom Lisa was released, she worked on recovery and became sober enough that KC agrees to live with her. His dad Kevin, however, after his release shows him as an angry drunk who KC to call the police on.



** An inversion is Ellie’s mother, who's parental neglect stems from her alcoholism. She is portrayed as more of a victim (at least by Alex) by the end of her story line as she's on better behavior after time in rehab.

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** An inversion is Ellie’s mother, who's parental neglect stems from her alcoholism. She is portrayed as more of a victim (at least by Alex) by the end of her story line as by then she's on better behavior after time in rehab.



* FaceHeelTurn

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* %%* FaceHeelTurn



** Cam's suicide is foreshadowed when Dallas protests Romeo and Jules on the grounds it glorifies suicide. Dallas is later one of the most affected characters and Eli, the director, is the one to find Cam's body.

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** Cam's [[spoiler:Cam]]'s suicide is foreshadowed when Dallas protests Romeo and Jules on the grounds it glorifies suicide. Dallas is later one of the most affected characters and Eli, the director, is the one to find Cam's [[spoiler:Cam]]'s body.



** Season 4 had Liberty and JT putting on a play of ''Literature/{{Dracula}}''. They first had to fight Mr. Raditch for approval, who wanted a lighthearted musical after the school shooting. Then after new principal Ms. Hatzilakos approves it, a mini outbreak of gonarrhea in the school forces them to make cast adjustments right up till opening night.



** ''Romeo and Jules'' from season 12, also directed by Eli. A gay retelling of ''Theater/RomeoAndJuliet'' starring Dave and Tristan, it caught flack from various sources--Becky was initially helping Eli until she quit due to disagreeing with homosexuality, Dave was uncomfortable kissing another man onstage, and several parents protested it for glorifying teen suicide (a hot topic after [[spoiler: Cam]]'s death). Eli managed to assuage everyone's fears and adjust it into a clear tragedy while still respecting his original vision, and even convinced Becky to come back on board by the end.

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** ''Romeo and Jules'' from season 12, also directed by Eli. A gay retelling of ''Theater/RomeoAndJuliet'' starring Dave and Tristan, it caught flack from various sources--Becky was initially helping Eli until she quit due to disagreeing with homosexuality, Dave was uncomfortable kissing another man onstage, and several parents protested it for glorifying teen suicide (a hot topic after (and this was before [[spoiler: Cam]]'s death). Eli managed to assuage everyone's fears and adjust it into a clear tragedy while still respecting his original vision, and even convinced Becky to come back on board by the end.


* CharacterFocus: Every season tends to focus more on one character in particular. Season 1 was all about Emma. Season 2 was Craig's time to shine. Season 3 was Marco. Season 4 is described as "The Sean show featuring the [[FanNickname candy bandits]]. Season 7 is Darcy. Season 10 is Clare with a smidgen of Eli and quite a bit of Fiona. Season 11 (the first half) was shared between Fiona, [[FanPreferredCouple EClare]], and Drew.

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* CharacterFocus: Every season tends to focus more on one character in particular. Season 1 was all about Emma. Season 2 was Craig's time to shine. Season 3 was Marco. Season 4 is described as "The Sean show featuring the [[FanNickname candy bandits]]. Season 7 is Darcy. Season 10 is Clare with a smidgen of Eli and quite a bit of Fiona. Season 11 (the first half) was shared between Fiona, [[FanPreferredCouple EClare]], and Drew. Season 12 is Cam and Maya. Season 13 is Zoe and Miles. All four seasons of Next Class focus on Maya, Zoe, and Miles, with Esme becoming a key factor in the third and fourth.



---> '''Grace''': This is where we first met.
---> '''Maya''': Oh yeah, when Miles thought you could track down my cyberbully!
---> '''Jonah''': Uh, when were you ever friends with Miles?
---> '''Tristan''' ''(walking by, with Miles)'': Oh, they dated.
---> '''Miles''': Until she broke my heart!
---> '''Maya''' ''(teasingly)'': Yeah well, maybe you shouldn't have accepted a striptease from Zoe Rivas!
---> '''Grace''': Who turned out to be your cyberbully!

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---> --> '''Grace''': This is where we first met.
--->
met.\\
'''Maya''': Oh yeah, when Miles thought you could track down my cyberbully!
--->
cyberbully!\\
'''Jonah''': Uh, when were you ever friends with Miles?
--->
Miles?\\
'''Tristan''' ''(walking by, with Miles)'': Oh, they dated.
--->
dated.\\
'''Miles''': Until she broke my heart!
--->
heart!\\
'''Maya''' ''(teasingly)'': Yeah well, maybe you shouldn't have accepted a striptease from Zoe Rivas!
--->
Rivas!\\
'''Grace''': Who turned out to be your cyberbully!



** Winston seems to do very little besides be Miles' friend
* DerailingLoveInterests

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** Winston seems to do very little besides be Miles' friend
*
%%* DerailingLoveInterests



* DidTheyOrDidntThey: Zig and Zoe in season 1 of Next Class. We never find out whether or not they went all the way in the woods due to ambiguous wording i.e. "fooled around", "hooked up"

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* DidTheyOrDidntThey: Zig and Zoe in season 1 of Next Class. We never find out whether or not they went all the way in the woods due to ambiguous wording i.e. "fooled around", "hooked up"up".



** Liberty/Damian

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** Liberty/DamianLiberty/Damian, to the point that they both ended up competing for valedictorian.


** In the latest generation, Vijay and Baaz are just there to be the friends of Hunter and Yael, having had no major storylines in the ''four'' seasons they have been on the show (as of fall 2017).

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** In the latest generation, ''Next Class'', Vijay and Baaz are just there to be the friends of Hunter and Yael, Yael and end up having had no major storylines in the all ''four'' seasons they have been on the show (as of fall 2017). that they're present four.



* SchoolPlay: ''Romeo and Jules'', anyone?

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* SchoolPlay: An assortment have occurred over the course of the show, with some making up the bulk of their season's arc.
** ''Space Awakening'' from season 9, a sci-fi musical starring Jenna, Peter, and Chantay (though she ended up getting mono and was replaced by Jane). Declan directed it, and won a Grundy (fictional high school theater award) for it the following season.
** ''Love Roulette'' from season 11, a dramatization of the events of Vegas Night from season 10. Written, directed, and re-written by Eli various times depending on his deteriorating mental state and whether he loves or hates Clare. Ends with Eli's CreatorBreakdown, though everyone except Clare and his dad think it's AllPartOfTheShow.
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''Romeo and Jules'', anyone?Jules'' from season 12, also directed by Eli. A gay retelling of ''Theater/RomeoAndJuliet'' starring Dave and Tristan, it caught flack from various sources--Becky was initially helping Eli until she quit due to disagreeing with homosexuality, Dave was uncomfortable kissing another man onstage, and several parents protested it for glorifying teen suicide (a hot topic after [[spoiler: Cam]]'s death). Eli managed to assuage everyone's fears and adjust it into a clear tragedy while still respecting his original vision, and even convinced Becky to come back on board by the end.
** ''Captain Who'' from season 14, a musical Winston wrote about the titular shapeshifting Asian superhero. He wrote the female lead for Frankie in order to confess his feelings. Also ended up starring Zig as the villain.
** ''I.M. Hope'' from ''Next Class'' season 3. Written and directed by Miles, it's a dramatization of his relationships with Tristan and Lola when the former is [[spoiler: in a coma]] and the latter motivates him to keep going. Stars Miles and Lola as the dramatized versions of themselves, and Rasha as Tristan's expy.


As of 2019, seasons 1-13 (sans season 12 finale movie “It’s the End of the World as We Know It/The Time of Your Life”) are airing on Creator/PlutoTV and [[https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5KDzT0_pxIDdU8RPLhMuHg all episodes seasons 1-14 have been uploaded]] to Website/YouTube and Creator/{{Tubi}}. ''Degrassi: Next Class'' can still be see on Netflix.

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As of 2019, seasons 1-13 (sans season 12 finale movie “It’s the End of the World as We Know It/The Time of Your Life”) are airing on Creator/PlutoTV and [[https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5KDzT0_pxIDdU8RPLhMuHg all episodes seasons 1-14 have been uploaded]] to Website/YouTube and Creator/{{Tubi}}. ''Degrassi: Next Class'' can still be see seen on Netflix.


After 14 seasons, ''The Next Generation'' was cancelled by Nickelodeon/[=TeenNick=]. When Creator/DHXMedia (known as Wildbrain as of 2019) bought Epitome, Creator/FamilyChannel and Creator/{{Netflix}} launched a [[SequelSeries direct sequel]] (that functions more like a SoftReboot), ''Degrassi: Next Class'', in 2016. ''Next Class'' starred many of the newer characters introduced through seasons 11-14 of ''The Next Generation'', making it the first series where no main character had a link with either the 1980s cast or the original ''Next Gen'' cast. Eventually, two years after the fourth season finale, [[https://twitter.com/KaryDegrassi/status/1035718720851730432 Stefan Brogen confirmed]] that the show was canceled (though Netflix never officially cancelled the series and Wildbrain has stated they're committed to the Degrassi franchise). Either way, ''Degrassi: The Next Generation'' was on the air for ''[[LongRunner seventeen years]]'' in some shape or form before coming to an end.

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After 14 seasons, ''The Next Generation'' was cancelled by Nickelodeon/[=TeenNick=]. When Creator/DHXMedia (known as Wildbrain as of 2019) bought Epitome, Creator/FamilyChannel and Creator/{{Netflix}} launched a [[SequelSeries direct sequel]] (that functions more like a SoftReboot), ''Degrassi: Next Class'', in 2016. ''Next Class'' starred many of the newer characters introduced through seasons 11-14 of ''The Next Generation'', making it the first series where no main character had a link with either the 1980s cast or the original ''Next Gen'' cast. Eventually, two years after the fourth season finale, [[https://twitter.com/KaryDegrassi/status/1035718720851730432 Stefan Brogen confirmed]] that the show was canceled (though canceled. Though Netflix never officially cancelled the series and Wildbrain has stated they're committed to the Degrassi franchise). Either way, franchise, one thing is certain: ''this'' series, ''Degrassi: The Next Generation'' was is over after being on the air for ''[[LongRunner seventeen years]]'' in some shape or form before coming to an end.
years]]''.



As of 2019, seasons 1-13 (sans season 12 finale movie “It’s the End of the World as We Know It/The Time of Your Life”) are airing on Creator/PlutoTV and [[https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5KDzT0_pxIDdU8RPLhMuHg all episodes seasons 1-14 have been uploaded]] to Website/YouTube.

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As of 2019, seasons 1-13 (sans season 12 finale movie “It’s the End of the World as We Know It/The Time of Your Life”) are airing on Creator/PlutoTV and [[https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5KDzT0_pxIDdU8RPLhMuHg all episodes seasons 1-14 have been uploaded]] to Website/YouTube.Website/YouTube and Creator/{{Tubi}}. ''Degrassi: Next Class'' can still be see on Netflix.


* [[EiffelTowerEffect CN Tower Effect]]
* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: The uniforms introduced in Season 10. Grade 9=Yellow, Grade 10=Purple, 11=Red, 12=Blue. [[note]]This holds rather than rotates into the second year of the new dress code, causing a minor Administrivia/EditWar on the CharacterSheet as the WikiMagic digested it, as well as forcing everyone InUniverse to buy new school shirts every year.[[/note]]

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* [[EiffelTowerEffect %%* EiffelTowerEffect: CN Tower Effect]]
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* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: The uniforms introduced in Season 10. Grade 9=Yellow, Grade 10=Purple, 11=Red, 12=Blue. [[note]]This holds rather than rotates into the second year of the new dress code, causing a minor Administrivia/EditWar on the CharacterSheet as the WikiMagic digested it, as well as forcing everyone InUniverse to buy new school shirts every year.[[/note]]

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