Due to the fact this is a long-running show, this character list does contain unmarked spoilers for the entire series, so please tread lightly or not at all.
Played by Katie Lai, Season 2-3 (recurring)
Spinner's younger adopted sister who appeared in seasons two through three. She was a love interest for Toby, whom she shared a lot in common with, but unfortunately Spinner was in their way. She disappeared after season three and was never mentioned again.
- Asian and Nerdy: She was Toby's fellow computer geek, and also an anime fan.
- Birds of a Feather: With Toby
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Disappears in season four, and completely misses just about every event in Spinner's life since then.
- Otaku: She is very into anime. In fact, her first appearance included her talking about handing of a how-to-draw anime CD-ROM.
- Happily Adopted: Adopted by Spinner's family, and has no complexes or insecurities about it.
- Satellite Love Interest: The only thing she had in common with Toby was that she liked anime.
- Whatever Happened to the Mouse?: She disappears after season 3, never to be heard from, or mentioned again.
Played by Ephraim Ellis, Seasons 3-4 (recurring)
He was Terri's ex-boyfriend. He was abusive toward her and one incident put her in the hospital. He returned to Degrassi after undergoing anger management classes. He was relentlessly bullied for his actions and generally just for the hell of it. One prank that humiliated him on national television set him off the edge and he shot Jimmy (mistakenly thinking he was behind the prank). He was about to shoot Emma, until Sean grabbed the gun. There was a struggle and Rick was killed accidentally by Sean.
- All of the Other Reindeer: After he comes back to Degrassi in season four, he's instantly outcast by the student body, and it's made worse by Emma's crusade.
- Back for the Dead: He was only seen in three episodes in season three, and came back for a huge arc in season four that ended in his death.
- Berserk Button: He has anger issues, and they're mainly triggered when someone challenges his authority.
- Bully Magnet: Though initially he was ostracized from the student body for a good reason - his abuse of his girlfriend ended up putting her in a coma and sent away to another school. He's bullied heavily under the guise of making the school safe. After a particularly cruel public prank, he does get a few apologies tossed towards him. But due to a tragic misunderstanding, he does end up bringing a gun to school and shoots a student and ends up accidentally shooting himself.
- Butt-Monkey: Pretty much everybody in season four hates him...Except Toby and Darcy. (Emma and Jimmy seem to pity him, but nothing else)note
- Character Death: The first character on Degrassi: The Next Generation to be killed off. He's actually confirmed dead off-screen.
- Crazy Jealous Guy: He flipped out on Terri when he thought Terri had feelings for Jimmy when he was the leader of a group project. Who would've thought a season later he would then shoot Jimmy?
- Cute and Psycho: Terri is instantly enamored by Rick's looks and affections towards her, so much so that she doesn't see his violent, possessive tendencies.
- Domestic Abuse: He hits Terri, grabs her wrist and leaves a mark and the last time he hits her, he shoves her onto a concrete block, putting her in a coma.
- Four Is Death: Guess which season he dies in?note The first episode of season four that he's in?note How many people were present when he died? note And how many episodes was he in altogether? note Did we mention he paralyzes Jimmy and Sean kills him?
- Foreshadowing: He wears glasses identical to Degrassi High's Claude Tanner's.
- Lonely Funeral: Only his mother, Toby, and JT (to support Toby) show up.
- Malicious Misnaming: Several because of his actions and reputation...Freakboy, Psycho, Creep, Punk, Hellboy, Psycho Boy, Big Yellow Loser and Richard.
- My God, What Have I Done?: He's horrified with himself after he pushes Terri onto a cement block.
- Not So Different: Sean and Rick are both rejected because of a violent past. Both befriended Toby. And both are far from perfect. Even the name Rick, refers to the character Sean is an expy of.
- Reformed, but Rejected: He enters Degrassi in season four fresh out of therapy and ready to make apologies, but Paige and her friends shun him. It gets worse when an supposed anti-violent protest turns into a harassment campaign against him.
- Sean Connery Is About to Shoot You: Averted: The camera is behind him as he points the gun at Emma.
- Shut Up, Kirk!: Sean tries to talk some since into Rick after he shoots Jimmy, but Rick thinks he's beyond the point of return."I already shot someone."
- Troubled Abuser: It was clear there was something "off" about Rick when he was dating Terri, he was prone to violent outbursts out of nowhere and had an obsessive personality. Then in season four, he was bullied and humiliated daily.
- Verbal Tic: One, he likes to make lists, and two, he always numbers them.
- Walking Spoiler: His actions alone changes the course of the entire series and also affects several main characters for the rest of their tenure on the show. If you knew anything more about him, you'd spoil a lot of Degrassi for yourself. Of course, some of this stuff could be considered You Should Know This Already.
- Who's Laughing Now?: The breaking point for Rick was paint and feathers prank at the Whack Your Brain show and seeing the entire audience laugh at him. He later shoots Jimmy, pretty much destroying anything that was funny about the situation.
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: He was already unhinged, and the bullying and ridicule drove him to think murder was the solution.
- Yandere: It's implied that all his abusive tendencies are out of love for Terri.
Played by Daniel Morrison, Seasons 3-4 (recurring)
Chris was Degrassi's new student who was into all things hip-hop and a budding DJ. He and Emma started going out after Sean dumped her. Emma took the break-up very hard and stopped at nothing to make Sean miserable, almost losing Chris in the process. Chris and Emma later broke up during that summer, and Chris almost started to date Liberty until Emma got jealous. He was later written off the show, but not before getting some funny one-liners regarding his ex's ravine adventures.
- Satellite Love Interest: He only there as a rebound after Sean dumps Emma. He has no other cliques or friends, though he was interested in Liberty for a bit.
- Soul Brotha: This is how he's portrayed in the show, as the smooth-talking DJ who's into Hip-Hop music.
- Where Da White Women At?: A brief and understated part of Emma and Chris's brief relationship. In Against All Odds, Emma states that she and him are from different worlds (she's on planet "White Dork"), and Chris's then girlfriend Melanda glares at Chris for being too friendly toward a white girl.
Played by John Bregar, Seasons 3-6 (recurring)
Dylan is Paige's older brother. He is a gifted athlete and hockey player who takes an interest in Marco and the both of them later become an couple. He does later cheat on Marco while he was off in college, but the two of them make up. He goes off to play hockey in Switzerland, and he and Marco try for a long-distance relationship but it ends up not working at as Marco wants to finally branch out in his college years.
- All Gays Are Promiscuous: He wanted to open his relationship with Marco in season four in order to hook up with other guys.
- Big Brother Instinct: has shades of this with Paige especially in season 4.
- Dawson Casting: Everyone agrees: Dylan looks way too old to be at Degrassi; it might just be that all the other Teens Are Short.
- Gayngst: It's heavily implied that he suffered from this before he's introduced to Marco.
- Long-Distance Relationship: With Marco in season six, as he headed off to play hockey in Switzerland. It didn't work out.
- Love Will Lead You Back: the whole premise of Total Eclipse of the Heart. Not to mention it's the basis of his relationship with Marco.
- Manly Gay: He's strong, handsome, and athletic, and there's no mistaking he's gay.
- Mentor Ship: with Marco originally but changes when both realize they like each other.
- Mistaken for Cheating: Marco thinks that he's cheating on him but really Dylan was meeting with a hockey scout from Switzerland. Justifiably so because of Dylan's aloof behavior.
- Odd Couple: They're the complete opposite of each other and Dylan even cites this as a reason he wants him back in Total Eclipse of the Heart.
- Old Flame: played with in Total Eclipse of the Heart.
- One Head Taller: He is way taller than Marco, and it's generally assumed he's the seme in the relationship by the fandom.
- Queer Romance: spans over 4 seasons with Marco.
- Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: He's the athletic, solidly built Manly Man to Marco's Sensitive Guy. He even says he and Marco are this in Total Eclipse of the Heart.
- Skewed Priorities: He doesn't mentioned the fact that Paige was raped ever, but damn if you're a teacher and seeing her, there's hell to pay.
- Straight Gay: He's the member of the school's hockey team and later plays hockey professionally in Switzerland.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: in Moonlight Desires. Ellie sees him as this when he left for Switzerland and barely kept in contact with Marco.
- Your Cheating Heart: He cheats on Marco while he's at university, and then uses as a way to open the relationship. It doesn't work, and Marco dumps him.
Played by Steve Belford, Seasons 6-7 (regular)
Jesse attended Toronto University with Marco and Ellie and is the editor of The Core, the on-campus newspaper. He takes his job very seriously, but he does have a laid-back, smug vibe around him and is rumored to have actually dated some of his employees. Despite this, he and Ellie eventually hit it off and become a couple until he cheats on her with her mentor, Caitlin Ryan. He still names Ellie as his successor to The Core's' editor position after he leaves.
- Da Editor: He's the gruff, bossy editor of The Core until he leaves in season seven and anoints Ellie as the editor.
- Satellite Love Interest: To Ellie, and he's basically there as a contrast to Craig and for Ellie to work through her trust issues.
- Smug Snake: As the editor of The Core, he was overtly arrogant and overconfident in his abilities.
- Unequal Pairing: A source of the conflict within the relationship he had with Ellie. It was hinted that he also dated a few other of his "employees."
- Your Cheating Heart: He cheats on Ellie twice, and one of those times was with her mentor, Caitlin Ryan.
Played by Nathan Stephenson, Season 7 (recurring)
Griffin moved in with Ellie, Marco, and Paige in season seven and also attends Toronto University. He is a budding music representative/executive and tries to hook Jimmy and Ashley up with a record contract. He and Paige begin to date and he later sleeps with her - without telling her he is HIV positive. Despite the fact the sex was safe, Paige is outraged and Griffin nearly moves out. After Paige calms down, they begin to talk and eventually date once again but apparently they break up sometime before season eight.
- Ambition Is Evil: He's a engineering student, and also aspiring music producer. He's bit too overzealous to reach his goals, especially when's he starts pushing for Jimmy to be a star.
- But We Used a Condom: When he and Paige had sex, they used a condom, but Paige was especially freaked since Griffin hid his HIV+ status from her.
- Missing Mom: His mother was a junkie and contracted HIV and passed it along to Griffin before she died.
Played by Marc Minardi (Seasons 7-8 (recurring)
Lucas is a bully to all students at Degrassi and the father of Isabella and ex-boyfriend to Mia. He is also Jane's older brother. He later dropped out of school his senior year. He is quite the obnoxious jerk but he also has a soft spot for his father who left the family. This is, until he admits to himself that his dad has been molesting Jane for years. From there, he stands up to him, and for Jane.
- Aloof Big Brother: He and Jane weren't very close at all, mainly due to him thinking Jane drove their father away from the family. This changes once he realizes that Jane was abused by him.
- Disappeared Dad: His father left the family, and he is a Disappeared Dad himself to Isabella, barely spending time with her.
- Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling/Sibling Yin-Yang: He's a complete slacker and a deadbeat dad to Isbella, in stark contrast to Jane's drive and passion.
- Gang of Bullies: He was with one that included Johnny Dimarco and Bruce the Moose.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He is quite the jerkass in his short time on the show, but he later redeems himself when he helps Jane stand up against their father.
- Jerkass Realization: He realizes how badly he'd been treating Jane, after she told him about what their father did to her.
- Speak Ill of the Dead: Said JT was "asking for it."
Played by Evan Williams, Season 8 (regular), 9 (guest)
Kelly was a freshman at Smithdale University with Emma, Manny, and Liberty and was even their roommate after a room shortage left him stranded in a co-ed dorm. He is a laid-back guy who is friendly with everyone and he plays the guitar. Emma immediately takes interest in him, and they both start dating. He later gets kicked out of university housing after Emma bakes pot brownies in order to fit in better and he gets caught with them on his person. In season nine, Emma dumps him after she flunks out of Smithdale and he decides to take a engineering job.
- Erudite Stoner: He smokes pot, and has a relaxed attitude to everything, in constrast to uptight Emma.
- Gender-Blender Name: This causes confusion when he accidentally Emma, Manny, and Liberty assume their other roommate is going to be a woman.
- Love Triangle: With Manny and Emma.
- New-Age Retro Hippie: Not an extreme example, but he has the attitude and pot-smoking in common. This trait goes away after even he can't deal with Emma's drifting through life.
- Satellite Love Interest: He was one to Emma, and that pretty much defined his character for the two seasons he was in.
Played by James Edward Campbell, Seasons 9-10 (recurring)
Fitz was seen previously in season nine talking to Riley and Blue about the "hottest girl in the swim class" and comparing notes with the other guys. Since then, he's joined up with Bianca and Owen as Degrassi's newest group of bullies. He and Eli had an intense fued throughout the course of the first part of season 10 which resulted in him being arrested for threatening Eli with a weapon. Since getting out of juvie, he has found religion and wants to desperately talk to Clare and Eli, seeking forgiveness. Clare is a little bit interested in talking to him, Eli not so much.
- Berserk Button: He hit Mr. Simpson's Berserk Button. He's already known one kid who was killed with a knife.
- Big Brother Bully: His brother is a lazy pothead who beat him up after Fitz tried to talk to him about religion.
- The Bully: He became one in season ten, mainly towards Eli.
- Disproportionate Retribution: Eli honks his horn at Fitz, Fitz kicks him in the nuts. Eli hassles him outside of a store, Fitz pushes him into an ally and beats him. Drew calls him out for bullying Adam, Fitz pummels him into near-unconsciousness.
- Even Evil Has Standards: He's one of the worst kids Degrassi has ever seen, but he's not willing to hit a girl under any circumstance, which includes Adam by his definition. Apparently, he forgot about that rule when he was chucking Adam at a window.
- Fake Guest Star: In The Boiling Point.
- Freudian Excuse: He lives with two stepbrothers that hate his guts, one of whom is a junkie. When he reforms, they escalate to beating him up.
- Gang of Bullies: With Bianca and Owen.
- HeelFaith Turn: He finds religion in juvie and it turns him around for the most part. He's still a little jerkish, though, and has bit of a lingering grudge against Eli.
- Jerkass: A major one. He picks on Adam relentlessly for being transgender, throws Zane in a dumpster, and beats the crap out of Eli on multiple occasions with minimal provocation. And those are just the biggest things.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: So far. The first and only time we heard his real name was in All Falls Down.
- Stalker with a Crush: Has shades of this, particularly in Jesus, Etc.
- Villainous Crush: ... sort of. On Clare.
- Wouldn't Hit a Girl: His reason for not fighting Adam in Purple Pills.
Played by Alexandria Benoit, Season 10-11 (recurring)
Sadie is a Grade 9 at Degrassi. In season 10, she begins dating Dave due to their shared interests but he freaks out at first because she is very tall. Dave dumps her in season 11 to go out with Alli which she doesn't take well.
Played by Samii Folliott, Season 10-11 (recurring)
Hannah is introduced in season 10. She has an interest in science, and she instantly is attracted to Wesley's adorkable-ness. She becomes his girlfriend in season 10.
Played by Tyler Stentiford, Season 11 (recurring)
Liam is introduced in season 11 as Clare tries to use him to make Jake jealous. He is very interested in music, as he constantly reminds the audience of this fact. He's also a good looking guy, who'll have no problems getting the ladies.
- Ascended Extra: His actor appeared in promos circa season 9-10.
- Da Editor: Apparently is the head of the Degrassi Daily when Katie's away.
- Informed Attribute: Guess what? Liam likes music. A lot. He has headphones around his neck, he loves music so much.
- Name's the Same: Imogen was originally named Imogen Berish. They changed the last name when they cast an Italian actress and the name Berish got passed down to Liam.
- Nice Guy
- Unknown Rival: To Wesley in Drop It Like It's Hot.
Played by Alex Steele, Season 11-12 (regular)
Tori is new to Degrassi, and she wants to leave her mark. Her parents have entered her in beauty pageants, put her in commercials, and have indulged her ego for most of her life. She's never heard the word "no" in her entire life and she gets a huge wake up call from the student body about her ego when she tries to join the Power Squad. Nevertheless, she has an infectious positive energy that radiates from her. She is very friendly and personable, but sometimes she can be insensitive to others' feelings.
- Actor Allusion: In Need You Now, the school's resident Alpha Bitch makes her the mascot, just like Paige did to Manny (played by Alex Steele's Real Life older sister Cassie) in season four. Also, she's a big fan of West Drive, a Teen Drama Show Within a Show that Manny auditioned for in season seven.
- Not to mention Alex Steele has been alluded to before; back in season two when she played Angela, Craig's step-sister, Craig said that Manny reminded him of her.
- The Cheerleader: She tries very hard to make the Power Squad, and finally Marisol lets her prove herself — by playing the mascot.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: To Zig, whom she tries to keep on a short leash. Her fears are realized when she overhears Zig and Maya talking about their kiss.
- The Cutie: For the most part. She's a little conceited, but she's very sweet and caring.
- Gaydar: Seriously off according to Tristan, after she mistook Adam for a gay male.
- Genki Girl: Sometimes she can slip into this, particularly when she's hanging out with Tristan.
- Fag Hag: Tristan is her best male friend, and they talk, shop, and watch West Drive together.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: With Maya, Tristan and Zig, she's sanguine (extroverted and people-oriented).
- Held Back in School: She revealed in an aside that she was held back in 4th grade, resulted in her being more developed than the other girls.
- Innocently Insensitive: She means well, but sometimes she can unintentionally insult people when trying to help. A bit more malicious in Maya's case, as she was Driven by Envy.
- Put on a Bus: She moves away from Toronto with her family between seasons 12 and 13. In reality, the actress decided to leave the show to film a movie. Stephen Stohn said that he hopes she'll be back.
- Red Oni: The Red to Maya's Blue. Tori is more passionate and prone to anger and Maya is calm and gentle.
- Spicy Latina/Token Minority: Though it's not yet revealed, it's pretty obvious that she's Hispanic because her last name is Santamaria. Alex Steele, who plays Tori, is actually of Fillipino and Spanish descent in real life.
- Spoiled Sweet: She's very genial and actually tries to work hard to earn her due, despite being spoiled.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Maya, at least initially. But she confessed Maya was her best friend during a pageant question. But now that Maya kissed Zig, that may be in jeopardy.
- What Could Have Been: Her last name was originally Hilson, but was changed to Santamaria, due to the actress's Spanish/Filipino ethnicity.
- You Look Familiar: She is played by Alex Steele, who played Craig's little half-sister Angela.
Played by Dylan Everett, Season 12 (regular)
Cam is part of the Ice Hounds hockey team and unlike his teammates, he has a soft, gentle nature. He is dedicated to hockey and has the talent to become a pro. Cam is also shy and introverted and prone to anxiety, due to his teammates' teasing, being away from home, and the sense that he's only as good as his last game. But after some advice from Bianca, he starts to branch away from his team and to find other friends. He even finds a girlfriend in Maya Matlin, the school's music prodigy.
After emotionally exhausting himself, Cam commits suicide, leaving a lasting mark on the entire Degrassi population, Maya, Dallas, and Eli in particular.
- All of the Other Reindeer: He's the complete outcast on his team, and he takes a lot of teasing from them.
- Ambiguous Disorder: There is something that is very wrong with him, outside of his homesickness. He even says that it feels like "his head isn't screwed on straight." He's very volatile emotionally and prone to self-harm. And it looks like we'll never know, which is sadly Truth in Television.
- Bring My Red Jacket: The Ice Hounds' team colors are red and black, Cam wore a red team hoodie on the day he killed himself.
- Broken Ace: He's a massively talented hockey player but on the inside he's depressed, conflicted and doesn't want to even be a hockey player.
- Cannot Talk to Women: He failed spectacularly trying to hit on Bianca, and Maya even breaks up with him because he didn't show her enough affection.
- Country Mouse: He comes from Kapuskasing, Ontario, a town of eight thousand more than 800km north of Toronto.
- Does This Remind You of Anything?: Cam is prodigiously talented but tremendously troubled, he ends up committing suicide in a greenhouse, and his girlfriend publicly unleashes her fury due to her grief. Sort of like a certain grunge rock musician.
- Despair Event Horizon: The first days of spring semester brought him to this. He starts a fight with Zig (who's been pining after Maya), gets suspended, confesses to Dallas he doesn't want to play hockey but gets yelled at by him, and just when he thinks he's getting better, an insensitive comment by Zig reminds Cam that he has serious issues that he doesn't want Maya to be involved in.
- Driven to Suicide: He couldn't stand the spotlight of being on the hockey team. He's homesick and alone. He feels like he's going crazy. So to spare Maya his drama, he kills himself.
- Fan Nickname: He's picked up the nickname of Puppy.
- Forgotten Fallen Friend: Of the deceased Degrassi students, he receives the least remembrance and largely fades away after the season is over.
- Freak Out!: He completely breaks down in an anxiety attack in Say It Ain't So, so much so that he wanders into the girls' bathroom. He has another one in Rusty Cage after collapsing under the pressure of being the star player. He has another one in Bittersweet Symphony, punching Zig and crying in a classroom.
- Headphones Equal Isolation: He listens to Bianca's advice to ignore his teammates and pointedly puts on his headphones on the team bus to drown them out.
- Hope Spot: After he gets suspended and has a Freak Out! in a classroom, he spends the night with Maya (no sex was had) and has a great time just spending time with her. And then the next day, after he makes plans to hang with her, Zig calls him a psycho. Cam's pulled back into his depression, and then he kills himself.
- Killed Offscreen: It's not clear just how poor Cam committed suicide, just that Eli found his body in the greenhouse.
- Lovable Jock: He's very nice and courteous, unlike everyone else on the Ice Hounds hockey team, it seems. Not to mention his stressful sports situation make him a major Woobie.
- Not Distracted by the Sexy: Maya takes off her shirt in front of him, and he's still concentrating on his math homework.
- Sacrificial Lion: Cam was always meant to only last a season. He had a couple of main plots and a lot of secondary plots to set up his character and even gave him a relationship in order to shock the audience when he finally did what he did.
- Self-Harm: Cam nearly cuts himself with an ice skate in a fit of anxiety, and even throws himself off a balcony, breaking his arm to avoid playing hockey.
- Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: He's the sensitive guy to the entire hockey team of manly men.
- Serious Business: He's playing a sport that's deeply entwined with the national identity and has taken him to the ends of the earth (or at least Toronto) at an almost-professional level, and cracking under the strain.
- Socially Awkward Hero: Possibly due to play hockey all his life and being surrounded by jocks, he hasn't had to time to make any friends outside of hockey.
- Shrinking Violet: In stark contrast to the other Ice Hounds, Cam doesn't like the spotlight and is generally shy and withdrawn.
- Troubled, but Cute: He's adorable, but plagued with insecurity and depression.
- Walking Spoiler: He's a character that only lasts one season, and his suicide impacts others. If you were to look him up just to see who he is, you would get spoiled for the rest of season twelve. This character bio was completely whited out with spoiler mark-up while season 12 was airing in 2013.
- What Could Have Been: According to Dylan Everett, Campbell's actor, he was originally supposed to be in a homosexual relationship with Tristan. Similarly, he was also initially going to be abused (likely sexually) by his hockey coach. However, due to poor timing (near the incidents at Penn State), the latter did not occur. Similarly, the writers didn't want to make the suicide plot far more complex than it actually was, given the circumstances of the character.
- At mid-season, they did consider not going through with the suicide since Everett was so well-liked on set and the character was so popular with the fanbase.
- The Woobie: Lonely, homesick, plagued with anxieties, and lactose-intolerant.
Played by Alex Harrouch, Season 13 (recurring)
Leo is a young Frenchman who Alli was instantly smitten with went she met him while studying aboard in France. Leo is smooth and romantic, and he's in love with Alli. He also has a quick temper, and has lashed out against Alli physically. Despite all this, Alli loves him and Leo is willing to give up everything for her. He ends up marrying Alli but later beats her up very badly, gets arrested for it, and is deported back to France.
- The Charmer: He charmed the pants of Alli (literally) and also made nice with her friends, and this was after they knew he grabbed her arm roughly.
- Domestic Abuse: He grabs Alli's arm roughly in Paris before she leaves, and slaps her when he gets angry.
- French Jerk: Well, yeah. He abuses his girlfriend.
- Long Bus Trip: Gets deported to France after beating Alli up post-marriage.
- Troubled Abuser: Despite his abusive ways, Leo is portrayed somewhat sympathetically as someone with a serious problem who needs help.
- Tall, Dark, and Handsome
Played by Niamh Wilson, Seasons 13-14 (regular)
Jack is a New Transfer Student to Degrassi in season 13. She is a lesbian who's into fine arts and culture — things Imogen is also into. While Jack is into art exhibits and dancing, she's also a tomboy who likes being active. Jack takes an instant liking to Imogen, and the feelings are mutual. Unfortunately, their relationship ends right after graduation due to Imogen realizing how different they were and from there, Jack is written off the show.
- The Ace: Not only is she good looking, but she's smart, athletic, well-cultured, runs triathlons, and is also a great dancer.
- Alliterative Name: Jacqueline Jones, but it's "Jack" that she prefers to be called.
- The Cheerleader: She's part of Power Cheer.
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: The actress leaves the show after season 14, after it's implied Imogen will break up with her.
- Gayngst: Much to Imogen's dismay, Jack is not out to her parents yet mainly due to not wanting to rock the boat.
- Hipster: She's more mature (or likes to think of herself as more mature) than her peers, she's into art, being outdoors, and retro-fads. She also has an open attitude about sex and nudity; she didn't think twice about participating in the Oomphchat Power Cheer scheme and even suggested to Imogen that they have an polyamorous relationship. The final straw for her relationship with Imogen was when Jack was too cool to participate in a silly Prom activity.
- Lesbian Jock: She's the head of the triathlon club, and spends her spare time throwing axes at targets.
- Military Brat: Comes from a military family and she's lived all over the world.
- Name's the Same: Has the same last name as Mia, but they aren't related. Also has the same first name has Principal Simpson's son.
- She Cleans Up Nicely: When not in her tomboy clothes and boots, and with her hair down, Jack is quite stunning. This was the reaction Imogen had meeting her in her dance studio.
- Tomboy: Not quite on the Butch Lesbian spectrum but usually dresses in pants, big boots and she loves outdoor activity.
- Tomboyish Name: It's "Jack," not Jacqueline.
Played By Devyn Nekoda, Season 14 (recurring)
Arlene is a young freshman, and in contrast to the other girls on the cheerleading squad, Arlene is a geeky girl who loves comic books and she even wears elf ears to school occasionally. Her nerdy nature makes her a prime target for the Power Squad, but the perfect love interest for Hunter.
- Asian and Nerdy: She's of Asian decent and well, geeky. She also really likes comic books.
- The Cutie: She's nerdy, and adorkable
- Kids Are Cruel: Arlene is picked on by the Power Cheer squad.
- Long Bus Trip: Unfortunately for Hunter, the actress who plays Arlene got cast on as a lead on Backstage, leading to the character's departure.
- Teens Are Short: She's much shorter than Hunter. This probably is why most of the scenes they are in together, they're sitting down.
Played by Liam Green, Season 12-14 (recurring)
Damon was one of Zig's friends from his poor Slavic neighborhood. While friends with Zig, he expressed a dislike towards Zig's "rich" friends and girlfriend and also had no qualms about stealing things. Later on, his family moves away from Zig's neighborhood and Damon becomes part of a gang and a bigger bully at Degrassi. During a fight, he actually stabs Tiny and gets away with it. Tiny's brother Vince retaliates and shoots Damon (possibly an accident) in the leg, rendering Damon disabled from the waist down.
- The Bully: Starting in season 14. Before then, he was mainly a delinquent.
- Heel Realization: After he gets shot and now can't walk, Damon realizes that he has to break the cycle of gang violence.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: He already wasn't very nice, but he was a good friend to Zig. When his family moved, Damon joined a gang and even stabbed Tiny in a fight.
- Toxic Friend Influence: Towards Zig, encouraging to steal things when Zig was wondering what to Tori for their 4-month anniversary.
- Would Hit a Girl: If Zig and Tiny didn't intervene at the of Watch Out Now, he probably would've hit Zoë.
An almost completely unseen character mentioned in passing frequently. All we know of her is what other people, mostly Paige, gossip about. From what's gathered, she was both incredibly popular, pretty, and mean, as well as hilariously unlucky, apparently receiving shoddy plastic surgery, contracting mono, and generally being an excuse for an event going on having an open spot requiring a character to replace her in the last minute. She was the older sister of Holly J, and for some reason attended a different school district than her. Heather graduated in 2006.
- Alpha Bitch: Paige admits that Heather is the only girl in school bitchier than her.
- Break the Haughty: If some of the stuff we've heard of her is true, then she must have had some hard times in school, from all the injuries, sicknesses, and incidents going on in her life.
- Card-Carrying Villain: Described as a drowner of puppies, much to Holly J's pride.
- Informed Flaw: Apparently has a "disgusting over bite" and a horribly botched nose job.
- The Ghost
- Pet the Dog: After Rick's shooting, she leaves a card for Jimmy's memorial.
- The Un-Reveal: You can almost see her in the background of one scene in the season 4 episode "Neutron Dance". But Not quite◊.
- Unreliable Narrator: It's hard to be certain what we know about her is actually true, seeing as how most of the terrible things we hear about her are from Paige. And Paige hates her.