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Groove Squad

    General 
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Ping (left), Chrissy (center) and Mackenzie "Mac" (right)
  • The Cheerleader: Chrissy, Ping and Mac are all cheerleaders at Bay City High School (with Chrissy even being the head cheerleader), but they avert pretty much every single stereotype that you can think of when it comes to cheerleaders (they're similar to Kim Possible in that regard).
  • Expy: Chrissy, Ping and Mac are this to Kim Possible, being popular but friendly high school cheerleaders (with Chrissy even being captain like Kim is) who end up saving the world—but while Kim's a Badass Normal who clearly doesn't bother with keeping a Secret Identity (or even a Secret Identity Identity), the Groove Squad are actual superpowered superheroines who ultimately keep their newfounded statuses a secret.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: The girls have this with Adrienne, their hairstylist—while it's unknown how old Adrienne is, he's probably in his mid to late-30s or early-40s while the girls are probably 16 at the absolute youngest.
  • Limited Wardrobe: Chrissy, Ping and Mac are only ever seen wearing three different outfits throughout the movie:
    1. Their cheerleading uniforms.
    2. Their supersuits—which only appear on them when they go through their Super Mode-transformation through drinking their Power-Up-smoothies.
    3. The dresses they wear at their High-School Dance at the end of the movie, which also match the colors of their supersuits.
  • Ordinary High-School Student Wakes Up, Goes to School and Saves the World: Much like Kim Possible, the titular Groove Squad are still fairly normal teenaged girls, being concerned with things like school, cheerleading, boys, school dances and their looks.
  • Shipper on Deck: Ping and Mac seem to be this for Chrissy and Fernando—while Ping and Mac are both shown to be attracted to Fernando, Chrissy's shown to have a very strong crush on him, and her friends fully support her and Fernando getting together.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man:
    • While Chrissy's love interest, Fernando, is obviously good-looking, popular and a top athlete, he's also a genuinely nice guy.
    • Ping ends up with Zeke, who, while not a top athlete and maybe not the most popular guy ever (much like Ron Stoppable), is a genuinely sweet guy and also feels the same way about Ping as she does about him.
    • While he only appears for a brief time at the end of the movie, Derek (the guy Adrienne sets Mac up with) seems like a nice guy who tells Mac straight-up that part of the reason he likes her is because of her intelligence (after Mac complains that guys never seem interested in "smart girls").
  • True Blue Femininity: All three girls are very girly and feminine and the dominant color of their high school cheerleading uniform is blue. Also, Ping's supersuit and the dress she wears to their High-School Dance are blue.
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    Chrissy 
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Voiced by: Jennifer Love Hewitt
The leader of the titular group of superheroines, Chrissy's the cool and kind-hearted narrator of the story and is also the cheerleading captain for Bay City High School. She gains the power of superhuman strength and her supersuit is red. She also has a strong crush on Fernando, the star quarterback for their high school football team.
  • Betty and Veronica: The kind and friendly Betty to Star's mean and bitchy Veronica and Fernando's Archie—and fortunately (for Chrissy), Fernando ultimately chooses her over Star.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: Chrissy, the story's narrator, does this at the beginning of the film, when she, Ping and Mac are tied up and dangling over a boiling pot—Chrissy turns to the audience and, figuring that they're probably wondering how she and her friends (including Zeke) got into this situation in the first place, goes all the way back to the beginning, claiming that it happened one day when she and her friends were at cheerleading practice.
  • Dumb Blonde: Averted—Chrissy has blonde hair, but she's not stupid by any means.
  • Known Only by Their Nickname: Possibly—while "Chrissy" can be used as a person's real name, it's usually short for names like "Christine" or "Christina."
  • Lovable Alpha Bitch: Utimately, Chrissy's a very kind and friendly person, but as pointed out a few times throughout the movie, she can be kind of a diva at times, such as when it seemed like she didn't gain any superpowers during the blast from Dr. Nightingale's and started complaining how, as head cheerleader, she should have a special power.
  • The Narrator: A large part of the movie consists of Chrissy explaining to the audience how she and her friends ultimately became superheroines and got their superpowers.
  • Red Is Heroic: Her supersuit and the dress she wears to her high school dance are both red, and she's a member of the titular trio of superheroines.
  • The Rival: She's this to Star—though their rivalry seems to mostly be about cheerleading (particularly in Star's attempts to take Chrissy's place as head cheerleader) and their mutual feelings for Fernando, a handsome Foreign Exchange Student.
  • Smitten Teenage Girl: It's obvious that Chrissy has a crush on Fernando, and fortunately for Chrissy, it's obvious that he returns those feelings.
    Ping 
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Voiced by: Valerie Sing Turner
One of Chrissy's two best friends, Ping's the sweet-but-melodramatic member of the trio—she gains the ability to fly and her supersuit is blue. Ping also ultimately ends up dating Zeke, the trio's best male friend who's also their high school mascot.
  • Asian Airhead: Ping's of Asian-descent (possibly Chinese, especially since her name is of Chinese-origin) and she's definitely rather ditzy, but she isn't "unintelligent," necessarily.
  • Gender-Blender Name: While "Ping" can be used as a girl's name, it's more common as a boy's name.
  • Ironic Fear: Shortly after she gains the ability to fly, she gets a little freaked and admits that she's scared of heights. However, she seems to overcome this as she and her friends get the hang of being the Groove Squad.
  • Relationship Upgrade: Since it was already rather obvious that she and Zeke had feelings for each other, it probably wasn't much of surprise when, much like Kim Possible and Ron Stoppable, they finally become an official couple after having been friends for a long time.
    Mackenzine ("Mac") 
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Voiced by: Bettina Bush
One of Chrissy's two best friends, Mac's the smartest and most mature of the trio—she gains X-ray vision and her supersuit is green. Mac ends up dating a young friend of their hairstylist, Adrien, at the end of the movie.
  • Ambiguously Brown: She looks African-American but has green eyes, so it's possibly that she's mixed-race—her voice actress, Bettina Bush, is actually mixed-race (her father was black and her mother had Scottish, Cherokee and Polynesian ancestry).
  • Brainy Brunette (combined with Black and Nerdy): Mac's definitely the most intelligent member of the Groove Squad, but she doesn't have any traditionally "nerdy" characteristics.
  • In-Series Nickname (combined with Gender-Blender Name): While "Mackenzie" (which is more common as a girl's name) is her real name, she's more commonly called "Mac" (which is more common as a boy's name).
  • Known Only by Their Nickname: Averted—when Chrissy firs introduces her hairstylist, Adrien, to her friends, she explains that Mac's real name is "Mackenzie," but that she prefers going by "Mac."
  • Pair the Spares (combined with Pair the Smart Ones): Unlike Chrissy (who has Fernando) and Ping (who has Zeke), Mac didn't have an established crush/love interest. Adrienne ends up setting her up with a young friend of his (possibly one of his other clients), a boy named Derek, who attends Bay City High School and has a 4.0 GPA (which seems to convince Mac to give him a chance).
  • Wise Beyond Their Years: Kind of a downplayed example, but Mac's definitely most mature of the titular trio and does seem rather mature for someone who's probably only around 16 at the absolute youngest.
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    Zeke 
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Voiced by: Andrew Francis
The closest male friend of Chrissy, Ping and Mac who's also the school mascot for Bay City High School—while he doesn't gain superpowers like the girls do, he ultimately proves to be a valuable ally, such as helping to keep their newfound identities as superheroes a secret and even helping them on missions.
  • The Alleged Car: The car that Zeke owns is shown to be this—it seems to work fine for the most part, but it has a tendency of spouting off a lot of exhaust when Zeke tries starting it. Averted once Adrienne adds some upgrades to it.
  • Animals Hate Him: Downplayed example—Adrien's dog, Napoleon, really doesn't seem to like him. However, that could be because of the mascot costume (which looks like a smiling, fat tiger). In fact, when Chrissy first brought him, Ping and Mac to Adrienne's hair salon, Napoleon immediately started barking and growling at Zeke, and Chrissy told Zeke (who was wearing his mascot costume at the time), "I guess he must think you're an actual cat."
  • Comedic Underwear Exposure: Upset at how the girls are impressed with Fernando's looks, Zeke decides to show he also has muscles, forgetting he's not wearing anything but his underwear under his mascot costume.
  • Expy: Zeke's similar to Ron Stopabble, being the close male friend of the female lead(s) and, while not necessarily as skilled as their female friends, ultimately prove to be valuable allies—also, Zeke and Ping, just like Kim and Ron, end up becoming a couple after having been friends for a long time.
  • Limited Wardrobe: The only outfit he's seen in outside of his mascot costume is the tuxedo he wears to his High-School Dance at the end of the movie.
  • Relationship Upgrade: Zeke and Ping have feelings for each other and they ultimately become a couple (even going to their High-School Dance together).
  • Secret Keeper: Shares this with Adrienne, as he ultimately keeps the girls newfound identities as superheroines a secret.
    Adrienne 
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Voiced by: Blu Mankuma
A hairstylist in Bay City who's also a close friend of Chrissy, Ping and Mac—Adrien's originally from England and before becoming a hairstylist in Bay City, he spent time working an MI6-agent (or, as he calls it, "Her Majesty's Secret Service"), eventually revealing that Dr. Nightingale is an old enemy from his days as a secret agent. Adrien also reveals that he also spent part of his life working within the fashion industry (such as working directly with supermodels).
  • Ambiguously Brown: Adrien appears to be of African-descent, but he has blonde hair, blonde eyebrows and blonde facial hair—he was even shown with it in a flashback to the last time he went up against Dr. Nightingale. However, considering that Adrien works as a hairstylist, and mentioned that he also spent part of his life working within the fashion industry, it's quite that all his hair is dyed blonde rather him being a dark-skinned person who also happens to be a natural blonde.
  • Expy: He's basically like a kid-friendly version of both James Bond and Austin Powers (who, in turn, is a spoof of James Bond)—in fact, Adrienne's code name from his days as an Mi 6-agent was "0064.2."
  • Gender-Blender Name: The way his name is spelled is actually the way you would spell it for a woman. However, it's also a Meaningful Name in that "Adrienne" can mean "the dark one," which suits his skin tone.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: He appears to be in his mid/late-30s to early-40s and also seems to have known Chrissy for quite sometime when she first introduces him to Ping, Mac and Zeke, and Adrienne quickly becomes close friends with Zeke and the other girls. He ends up combining this with The Mentor, as after he reveals to Zeke and the girls that he's a former secret agent and that Dr. Nightingale is an old enemy of his, he helps the girls to learn how to use their powers properly and work together as a team (especially since they each only have one superpower) so they'll be able to defeat Dr. Nightingale.
  • The Matchmaker: Not really a plot point, but at the end of the movie, Adrien sets Mac up on date with a young friend of his (possibly one of his other clients) who happens to be a student at Bay City High School like Mac and her friends are, after seeing how sad Mac is about not having a date to the High-School Dance at the end of the movie.
  • Retired Badass: While Adrienne doesn't appear to be that old (he's probably in his early-40s at the absolute oldest), he's a former secret agent who's been retired from spy work for a while—however, despite that, Adrienne likes to "stay in the game" by outfitting the basement of his salon with tons of spy gadgets and equipment and keep in touch with his old colleagues.
  • Secret Keeper: Along with Zeke, Adrienne ultimately keeps Chrissy, Ping and Mac's superpowers and their identities as superheroines a secret.
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Antagonists

    Dr. Nathaniel Nightingale 
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Voiced by: Mackenzie Gray
A Mad Scientist bent on world domination who also happens to be the father of Star Nightingale, one of the Groove Squad's fellow cheerleaders at their high school.
  • Alliterative Name: Assuming that it's his real name and not some kind of alias, both his first and last names start with "N."
  • Brainy Brunette (combined with Evil Genius): He's an intelligent scientist bent on world domination who happens to have black hair.
  • Gonk: He's definitely not the best looking guy—he and Larry both have considerably more cartoony-looking appearances compared to most of the other characters.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Even if he is a big-time supervillain, Dr. Nightingale seems to genuinely love and care about his daughter.
  • Mad Scientist: Duh!
    Larry 
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Voiced by: Alec Willows
Dr. Nightingale's cyborg sidekick. He's cowardly and less intelligent, but ultimately loyal to his boss.
  • Cyborg: He has a human head while the rest of his body is more or less robotic.
  • Gonk: Much like his boss, Larry's really not that good-looking, and he's got a considerably more cartoony appearance compared to most of the other characters.
  • Minion with an F in Evil: Kind of a downplayed example—Larry's rather cowardly and unintelligent and really doesn't seem that evil, but he's still loyal to his boss.
    Flower Power 
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Names and voice actors: Unknown
A trio of superpowered hippies who're Dr. Nightingale's sidekicks outside of Larry. The trio consists of two men (one redhead and one blonde with a beard) and one woman (who's African-American). They're first seen fighting Chrissy, Ping, Mac and Zeke at the beginning of the film, before Chrissy goes into her flashback, explaining how she and her friends got into their current situation.
  • Blinding Bangs: Both the female member and the male blonde member have this—in the case of the male-blonde, his hair is long enough to cover his entire face (save for his nose and mouth).
  • Evil Redhead: The male redhead of the Flower Power-trio, much like Dr. Nightingale's daughter, Star.
  • Superpowered Mooks: They're three of Dr. Nightingale's sidekicks and all three of them have superpowers.
  • Would Hurt a Child: They're (presumably) adults, and as shown at the beginning of the movie, they have no problem with fighting, hurting and potentially killing Chrissy and her friends.

Other Characters

    Star Nightingale 
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Voiced by: Meghan Carey Black
One of Chrissy, Ping and Mac's classmates and fellow cheerleaders at Bay City High School who also happens to be Dr. Nightingale's daughter. She desperately wants to take Chrissy's place as their high school cheerleading captain and win the affections of their mutual crush, Fernando.
  • Betty and Veronica: The mean and bitchy Veronica to Chrissy's kind and friendly Betty and Fernando's Archie—but unfortunately (for Star), Fernando ultimately chooses Chrissy over her.
  • Bratty Teenage Daughter: She's this to Dr. Nefarious Nightingale, who just so happens to be her dad—she also combines it with Daddy's Little Villain, Evil Redhead, Mad Scientist's Beautiful Daughter and The Ugly Guy's Hot Daughter:
    • Star's an attractive redhead who's arguably just as evil as her Mad Scientist-father, and based on what her dad looks like (as well as assuming that Dr. Nightingale is in fact Star's biological father), Star probably gets her looks from whoever her mother is (Star's mom is never seen or mentioned throughout the movie).
  • The Cheerleader: Unlike the Groove Squad, Star's the stereotypical mean/rude/snobby cheerleader.
  • Evil Is Petty: Similar to Bonnie Rockwaller (who's more "high school evil" than "regular evil"), Star's arguably just as evil as her dad, but her "evilness" really only has to do with things related to high school (such as replacing Chrissy as head cheerleader and trying to steal Fernando from her).
  • Expy: Star Nightingale is very similar to Bonnie Rockwaller, being the spoiled/arrogant/pompous rival to the female lead, and even being very vocal about replacing them as their school cheerleading captain (much like how Bonnie was in the early episodes of Kim Possible).
    • She could also been seen as an Expy to Nina Harper on Braceface, being the mean/rich/spoiled Evil Redhead-rival of the blonde lead female character (as well as being a cheerleader like Nina is).
  • Missing Mom: Her mom isn't seen or mentioned at any point in the movie—Dr. Nightingale appears to be raising her as a single parent.
  • The Rival: She's this to Chrissy, though their rivalry is mostly focused on cheerleading (particularly in Star's attempts to take Chrissy's place as their school's head cheerleader) and their mutual crush on Fernando, who Star tries getting to choose her over Chrissy.
  • Spoiled Brat: She's arrogant, pompous and spoiled.
  • Stellar Name: Her first name is "Star," so it fits this—her last name could also count, at least for the "Night" part of it.
    Fernando 
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Voiced by: Santo Lombardo
A handsome, Spanish-speaking Foreign Exchange Student who's on the Bay City High School-football team ("football" as in "American football") and is the mutual crush for Chrissy and Star.
  • Ambiguously Brown: Similar to Mac and Adrienne, but Fernando's apparently Hispanic/Latino rather than African—and rather than having dark-colored eyes, he has blue eyes, so it's possible he's mixed race.
  • All Love Is Unrequited: Fernando is this towards Star—while both she and Chrissy have a crush on Fernando, he ultimately chooses Chrissy over Star (although it was rather obvious from the beginning that Fernando really only had eyes for Chrissy).
  • Chick Magnet: It's not just Chrissy and Star who're attracted to him—Ping, Mac, Stacy and Roxanne all seem to have a crush on him to a certain extent (Mac, Star and the twins actually end up fainting when Fernando comes over to talk the squad while they're practicing). However, it's rather obvious than Fernando really only seems to have feelings for Chrissy—Ping and Mac don't seem to have a problem with this, and are shown to be Shippers On Deck for Chrissy and Fernando getting together.
  • Foreign Exchange Student: According to Chrissy in his first scene, Fernando's apparently a foreign exchange student.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: Very much averted—Fernando ultimately chooses Chrissy (who has blonde hair) over Star (who has red hair).
  • Jerk Jock: Averted—Fernando, despite being a jock (and a football player at that), is actually a really nice guy.
  • Third-Person Person: He has a tendency of referring to himself in the third person.
    Stacy and Roxanne 
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Stacey
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Roxanne
A pair of identical twin sisters who're Star's best friends/sidekicks and who always Speak in Unison. Stacy is voiced by Vanessa Morley while Roxanne is voiced by Kathleen Barr.
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