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The Paris Squad (gang)
Main characters (from left to right): Aled, Elle, Nick, Charlie, Tara, Darcy, Tao with Tori in addition.
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     Tao Xu 

Tao Xu

Tao is Charlie's best friend, a long-time good friend of Aled and Elle and the latter's boyfriend. He's extroverted, unfortunately talks too loudly and can be very harsh when he wants to protect his friends to show he deeply cares for them. He loves wearing beanies.
  • Affectionate Nickname : Elle occasionally calls him "Tiny Tao" because of his short arms.
  • Big Eater: Downplayed He never misses an opportunity to eat, especially if it's his girlfriend's food but stays reasonable.

     Tara Jones 

Tara Jones
Tara (right) in love with her girlfriend Darcy
Tara is an introverted lesbian, a very empathetic and attentive friend. She's studious and wants to become a doctor. However, she has little tolerance for people's, especially straight ones, ignorance. She plays clarinet and met her girlfriend, Darcy, at Higgs orchestra. She has supportive parents she's out with.

     Darcy Olsson 

Darcy Olsson
Darcy (left) with her girlfriend Tara
A very extroverted lesbian blonde teen who chats a lot with everybody and deeply cares for her friends and her girlfriend Tara. They met at Higgs orchestra where she plays in brass section. Her parents are said to be really homophobic and judgemental.
  • Bully Hunter: Very protective of her friends, she doesn't let people harassing them or being mean in any kind.
  • Genki Girl: She always has lots of energy and enthusiasm, loves talking, is rather quirky, easygoing, chaotic and may be hyperactive.
  • Hard-Drinking Party Girl: When she brought a bottle of vodka at her girlfriend's sixteenth birthday party and ended up drunk.
  • Girly Girl with a Tomboy Streak: Although being feminine, she's very loud, confident sometimes dumb, boisterous and straightforward and has chin-length hair.
  • True Art Is Boring: Genuinely thinks that and dislikes museums.

     Elle Argent 

Elle Argent
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A sweet, caring and cheerful trans girl who loves art, books designing clothes and baking. She's part of the Paris squad, a Tao, Aled and Charlie's long-time friend, Tao's Love Interest and eventually his girlfriend. She's one of the few characters who wears glasses. Her parents, Mariam and Richard, are very fond, supportive, loving but a bit overprotective and embarrassing.

  • Ambiguously Brown: Averted Her mother comes from Egypt.
  • Fashion Designer: Elle always wears nice outfits and is said to make many of her own clothes.
  • Girly Girl: She likes wearing feminine clothes such as dresses, necklaces and straw hats, tends to blush a lot, is calm, caring and seems to like expressing her girly side.
  • Letting Her Hair Down: When she feels relaxed, she tends to loosen her hair to Tao's delight.
  • Quirky Curls: She has curly brown hair usually braided.
  • The Gadfly: She enjoys teasing lovingly Tao about food and nicely Charlie with his feelings.
  • Transgender: Elle is a young trans girl who came out at 14.
  • Trans Tribulations: She has been bullied when she came out as trans at Truham, therefore transferred to Higgs, doesn't feel at ease to wear swimsuit and hasn't been to Egypt for 4 years because of the danger to be trans there.

     Aled Last 

Aled Ethan Last
Aled is a long-time good friend of Charlie, Tao and Elle thereafter. He's really shy and quiet.

     Sahar Zahid 

Sahar Zahid

A young Pakistani Muslim girl who became friends with Darcy, Tara and Elle after sharing their room in Paris.

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