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     Roderick Meeks 

Roderick Meeks
Did you hear the joke about the fat kid who wears headphones? He wears them so he doesn’t have to hear your lame ass fat jokes.
Portrayed by: Noah Guthrie

Roderick is a shy, chubby boy who transferred to McKinley in his senior year. He's spent most of his life trying to be invisible, but Rachel encourages him to join New Directions because of his amazing voice.

  • Headphones Equal Isolation: Always has them on, even if it's just around his neck. Anything from his perspective has sounds drowned out by his music blasting.
  • Informed Attribute: While definitely on the husky side, pound-for-pound Roderick is actually not any heavier than formerly popular Jerk Jock Dave Karofsky, and is definitely lighter than Azimio Adams. Thus his "fatness" may be more an issue of being a non-athletic Nerd.
  • Geek Physiques: He struggles to do situps and can't climb a rope in P.E.
  • Loner-Turned-Friend: He's spent his entire high school life avoiding people and therefore doesn't have any friends until the glee club finds him.
  • Meaningful Name: His last name is Meeks and he's somewhat passive and is a Non-Action Guy.
  • More Than Meets the Eye: "Mustang Sally" caught more than one viewer totally by surprise.
  • Nerd Glasses: To add to the rest of his nerdy image.
  • Never Heard That One Before: He points out in his opening monologue that he's heard every fat joke ever told.
  • Only One Name: We never heard his last name, though the actor confirmed Meeks.
  • Shrinking Violet: Has spent most of his life trying not to draw attention to himself. When he auditions it's the first time he's ever really stepped out of his shell.

     Jane Hayward 

Jane Hayward
I’ll be fighting for solos every step of the way. At least here it’ll be a fair fight.
Portrayed by: Samantha Marie Ware

Jane's entire family has gone to Dalton, and successfully won a suit to get her enrolled there as well. Unfortunately, the tradition-focused Warblers balked at the idea of a girl joining their team and so, despite Blaine's best efforts, she transferred to McKinley to be in New Directions.

  • Follow in My Footsteps: Jane's father, two of her uncles, and a majority of her other family members were Warblers. A subversion the usual, though, in that she's eager to follow them and is devastated when told that she can't. Although this one is odd, since her family, prior Dalton alumni, would have already known that it was an all-boys school. Dalton has a sister school, Crawford Country Day, for girls. Thus this is possibly a case of her father having wanted a son instead of a daughter.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: After she finds out that the Warblers voted against her being a Warbler, she realizes that even if Blaine does succeed in changing their minds that she'd be unwanted. So she transfers to McKinley and joins New Directions.
  • The Smurfette Principle: Was the only girl at Dalton Academy since its inception hundreds of years ago, and would have been this for the Warblers if she had managed to get in.
  • True Blue Femininity: Has been wearing mostly blue upon her transfer to WMHS, barring costume changes during their performances.
  • Well Done Daughter Girl: The first thing she says when she's told that she won't be a Warbler is "What am I going to tell my dad?"
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Often wears skirts, and they seem to have been part of her uniform at Dalton.

     Mason and Madison McCarthy 

Mason and Madison McCarthy
Mason: Now, I know what you're thinking. They can obviously log roll and kick toss, but can they sing? Well, not to toot our own horns—
Madison: Toot! We've won karaoke night at the Wapakoneta Summer Cheer Camp every year since we were three. It's in our blood.
Portrayed by: Billy Lewis Jr. & Laura Dreyfuss

Mason and Madison are twin Cheerios who do everything together, including audition for the New Directions. They're not so popular with the other Cheerios, who refer to them as the "creepy incest twins".

  • Adorkable: Both of them. Santana apparently thought that recruiting from the Cheerios will bring some cool factor to the Glee Club, but as soon as the twins start to speak, she comments that she's made a terrible mistake.
  • Alliterative Name: Mason and Madison McCarthy.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Madison to Mason, when the latter takes an interest in Jane. Though it turns out to be less incestuous than it looked.
  • Coordinated Clothes: Justified, since they're both Cheerios and encouraged to wear their uniforms at all hours of the day. Less justified when they do the same thing for wedding formalwear.
  • Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: Both of them, and they also share green eyes.
  • Half-Identical Twins: A live-action version — logistical difficulties of casting identical-looking male and female actors aside, the twins always act as a duo. They are fraternal twins who are always coordinated, and played by actors with similar coloring, they easily fall into this trope.
  • Twin Banter: Almost to the point of finishing each other's sentences.
  • Twin Telepathy: They seem to think that they have this, as Madison chastises Mason for saying something critical of Rachel out loud and tells him to use his "psychic inner voice", which he does and she acknowledges: "Got it."
  • Parental Substitute: Madison is this to Mason, since their actual parents are always out performing rather than being parents. Mason feels that she's a bit overprotective.
  • Pretty Boy: Mason, a slender, curly-haired male cheerleader, whose number at a Bar Mitzvahs made a bunch of tween girls rave.
  • Ship Tease: Mason to Jane.
  • Theme Twin Naming: Alliterative and phonetic.
  • Twincest: Though they seem completely oblivious to their Incest Subtext. (Perhaps wisely, as protesting would trigger She Is Not My Girlfriend.) Apparently the Cheerios have had to tell them that Flowers in the Attic is not a good example for a relationship, and during the "Home" performance in "Homecoming", Mason sings the line "Boy I love my ma and pa / Not the way that I do love you". Kitty explicitly compares them to Jaime and Cersei Lannister. They even wear color-coordinated outfits to the Brittana and Klaine wedding, though thankfully they do not pair up during the couples dance.
    Spencer: Aren't you guys dating?
    Mason: Ha-ha.
    Spencer: Ok, sorry. But seriously, aren't you guys dating?

     Spencer Porter 

Spencer Porter
You see, positive representation of gays in the media has allowed me to be myself—which as it turns out is kind of an arrogant jerk.
Portrayed by: Marshall Williams

Spencer is a self proclaimed "postmodern gay teen" and a football player with his eyes on the quarterback position. He is reluctant to join the New Directions because, despite his bravado, he doesn't want his teammates to see him as too gay.

  • Adorkable: Ninth episode of Season 6 shows him having a crush and trying to impress another guy. It's entirely amusing.
  • Badass Gay: When Coach Beiste booted two players from the team for giving Spencer a hard time about being gay, they tried to corner him by his car, presumably to gay bash him. One of them ended up with their jaw wired, and Spencer is pretty sure the other is still running. He is also not intimidated by Sue, which considering her brutal regime as principal is no small thing.
  • Birds of a Feather: Throughly platonic of course, but he seems to immediately hit it off with the resident Lovable Alpha Bitch, Kitty.
  • He-Man Woman Hater: Only mildly so, but is very distinct from other gay characters like Kurt and Blaine in that he largely avoids most girls except for Kitty, which is an almost stereotypical, if platonic, relationship since he is the Jock and she is The Cheerleader.
    Spencer: Women are weird and mysterious creatures.
  • Jerk Jock: Although it is mostly a facade.
  • N-Word Privileges: Rachel is appalled to hear Spencer call another football player a "homo" and proceeds to lecture about how hard their group worked to try to end that sort of thing at McKinley. Sam breezily shrugs it off noting that Spencer is himself openly gay.
  • Sixth Ranger Traitor: Defied, Sue tries to convince him to join the ND in order to be this, even bribing him. Spencer flat out refuses.
  • Straight Gay: And he makes it abundantly clear to Kurt when the latter visits the locker room to try to recruit him for New Directions.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: What he worries his teammates will think if he joins ND.


I got a feeling that underneath all that macho snark, you're a pretty sweet guy on the inside. Plus on the outside you're smokin' hot.
Portrayed by: Finneas O'Connell

Alistair is a hippie boy in Roderick's math class that Spencer had a crush on. After Spencer softened up and showed that he really was a decent guy, he convinced Alistair to be his boyfriend and join the New Directions.

  • New-Age Retro Hippie: Long hair, scarf, and he plays the ukulele.
  • Only One Name: Has no surname.
  • Satellite Love Interest: He's only been seen having significant conversations with Spencer. Supposedly he's friends with Roderick as well, but they're only exchanged a few words onscreen.
  • Straight Gay: Is gay and, as with Spencer, doesn't appear camp.

     Myron Muskovitz 

Myron Muskovitz
I want my Bar Mitzvah to be perfect—not good, not great, perfect. How can I improve this number? Seriously. Give me notes. Anything.
Portrayed by: Josie Totahnote 

Myron is the loud, bratty nephew of the Ohio School Superintendent who seeks out the New Directions to perform with him during his Bar Mitzvah. After the event is an astounding success he makes his uncle pull some strings and get him bumped up to high school so he can join the Glee Club itself.

  • Alliterative Name: Myron Muskovitz
  • Camp: His sexuality hasn't been mentioned or questioned, but his very first number was Destiny's Child and damn does he love his sequins.
  • Grade Skipper: He got his uncle to pull some strings and convince his junior high to graduate him early because he "wasn't being challenged enough". Really he just wanted to be part of the New Directions.
  • It's All About Me: He can be self-centered at times.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He comes off as a Bratty Half-Pint at first, what with his diva attitude, yelling at his backup dancers, and kicking Sue in the shin, but he cares a lot about the club. He's also totally willing to take advice from his peers (the New Directions), but anybody he doesn't deem his superior is in trouble.
  • Kidanova: He flirts with Kitty in "Child Star". She's noticeably creeped out.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Connections!: His uncle is the Ohio School Superintendent and got into MWHS because of that.
  • Teen Genius: Apparently, as he enters high school at 13.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: He has a lot of raw vocal talent, but is weak when it comes to details and nuance. Case in point, sometimes in group numbers the other members have to remind him of the choreography on the fly.

     The Dalton Academy Warblers 
After Dalton Academy burned to the ground in "The Rise and Fall of Sue Sylvester", the Warblers were dissolved into the New Directions so that they could perform. For tropes applying to them, see Glee Other Minor Characters.

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