A list of characters who appear in the game High School Story.
Original Game Characters
PlayerThe main character, who is made when you start the game and who is involved heavily in every quest. They can only be a prep, jock or nerd but otherwise have the full customization options available, unlike the other main characters. They turn up at an empty lot one day and decide to build a school after hearing about how badly Hearst treats its pupils. From there on they start to make multitudes of friends and generally help everyone.
- Chronic Hero Syndrome: The main character will help everyone. There is a special side quest for every single clique which just involves them dedicating their time to helping that student and a lot of the main or special quests consist of helping the other students too.
- The Everyman: The main character is pretty generic and doesn't even really act like their chosen clique. Some personality can be chosen by the player through occasional dialogue choices.
- Featureless Protagonist: Any characteristics of the player are chosen by the player. Specifically, the gender, clique, skin colour, face, hair style and colour, name and clothing.
- Hello, [Insert Name Here]: The main character can be named whatever the player wants and are referred to as such.
- Informed Attractiveness: The main character's attractiveness is mentioned in several of the later quests.
- School Idol: While the other students may bicker among themselves, nobody at the school seems to dislike the main character, partially because the school wouldn't actually exist without them and is built on a policy of acceptance for all. Even on the rare occasions when they do have opposition or pick a side (such as the water war, the grant committee and the blog dispute) the other students clearly respect them.
JulianThe school's sports star and the main jock. He transfers from Hearst because Max gets all the glory and he never gets to play but quickly proves himself and leads the football team to success. He used to have anger issues but mellows significantly with the help of the main character and is incredibly loyal.
- Ambiguously Bi: He obviously likes girls, but will also often compliment guys' looks.
- Book Dumb: He's terrible in English during the first Library quests. He gets better with Kallie's help.
- Dumb Jock: He's part-way between actually being this and fearing being labelled it. He's obviously behind most other characters academically though. He needs Kallie's help to pass English and it's a bad enough problem that the coach won't let him play if his grades get any worse.
- Jerk Jock: Used to be this at Hearst. Although constantly in Max's shadow, he still used his sporting ability to justify awful behavior. Nishan particularly is very afraid of him at firt. However, he moves out of this after transferring away from Hearst.
- Lovable Jock: Transitions into this once he comes to your school. Despite being by far the best athlete and having some initial anger issues, he's a very good friend who becomes fairly close with Nishan, who he used to bully.
PaytonAn upbeat prep with a passion for partying. She seems materialistic but is actually incredibly friendly and dedicated to her friends. She is one of the first transfers to your school, coming from Hearst.
- The Fashionista: As a prep, she's very interested in fashion and tends to have the more expensive and luxurious outfits.
- Feminine Women Can Cook: She's certainly not a tomboy, and she's a great baker.
- Friend to All Living Things: During her character quest, she ends up adopting numerous animals, and gives them away at the end. The reason for this is because she is
- Happily Adopted
- Life of the Party: She is obsessed with parties and will have one at any excuse. We rarely see what's actually going on but any party with her involved is typically described by other characters as amazing.
- Light Feminine Dark Feminine: The light to Mia dark.
- The Pollyanna: Despite all the trials you and your friends go through, Payton is usually the most optimistic in the group.
- Stepford Smiler: During the Goth student's help-quest, where it's not so much the Goth student who needs help resolving a crisis as it is Payton herself.
- Supreme Chef: When it comes to baking cookies. She and Nishan team up to use his scientific knowledge so as to stretch the quality of the cookies much further.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Peppermint Lattes, especially after a successful party.
Autumn BrooksAutumn is there from the start but her parents don't let her join your school until later, unlocking the artist clique. She went to Twin Branches High in Surviving High School but transferred to Hearst by the time the main character meets her. She's kind and helpful, contributing her efforts to starting up the school. Her mother died when she was younger and part of her storyline consists of her coming to accept her father remarrying.
- All Girls Want Bad Boys: She and Wes have history dating back from their time together at Twin Branches High.
- Granola Girl: Comes off like this in her poll answers. She does her best to conserve water and thinks a nature hike is a great first date!
- Hidden Depths: She's actually surprisingly good at sports.
- Informed Attribute: She's described to be a tomboy, but her avatar shows otherwise.
- The Rez: Is stated to be Native American and is hinted to at least visit a Rez frequently. Mentions that she knows another Native who is selling jewelry and she is a childhood friend.
NishanA textbook nerd and another early transfer from Hearst. He's somewhat awkward but is very passionate about science and popular culture and is consistently at the top academically. He's very close with both Julian and Sakura, with the later being hinted at romantically.
- Bollywood Nerd
- Covert Pervert: One quest has Nishan remarking on how easily Autumn strips off her clothes to reveal her beach-bikini underneath...then claiming the observation is "For Science!" when Payton calls him on it.
- Cyborg: Apparently, there was a Noodle Incident where Nishan actually tried to turn himself into one. One of his Makeover outfits actually has him as a cyborg including a metallic Mohawk!
- Lovable Nerd: He's incredibly smart and somewhat award socially, although that gets better.
- Science Hero: The smartest of the group, his contributions are weirdly advanced science for a high school kid, such as creating shoes which increase jumping ability to help them win at sports and suggesting gene-splicing equipment when they're deciding what to spend grant money on.
Mia WarrenA cheerleader who was initially one of the more popular students at Hearst, Kara's right-hand. She's Max's sister but is just as against him as everyone else in the school. People initially don't trust her but when she transfers she makes an effort to make friends and softens noticeably.
- Beta Bitch: Was one to Kara while at Hearst. She was just as bad as her but what we see of it shows that she was definitely in her shadow constantly.
- Bi the Way / Lipstick Lesbian: Depending on who the player chooses to pair her with. It's canon that Mia is attracted to girls, and while it's very strongly hinted that she doesn't like guys, this is ultimately up to the player.
- Cain and Abel: The Abel to Max's Cain.
- Downplayed, unlike other examples it's shown deep down that they do love each other.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: Cold and aloof at first, but becomes much kinder when she transfers and makes friends with the main group.
- Former Friend of Alpha Bitch: Once she transfers, she immediately becomes opposed to Kara.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold
- Light Feminine Dark Feminine: The dark to Paytons light.
- The Unfavorite: For her father, in stark contrast to Max. Even during your Dream Date quest with her, Principal Warren's dinner party guests uplift Max's academic achievements while making jokes at Mia's expense, and Principal Warren himself contributes to his own daughter's castigating.
EzraEzra is a musician who transfers to your school to take part in the battle of the bands, and who mostly turns up in quests related to the band or music otherwise. He's notoriously flirty regardless of whether or not he's in a relationship and became fierce enemies with Jack Carver after his girlfriend Lena left him for Jack.
- The Charmer: He's incredibly flirty. His smolder can catch the attention of the heartthrob from far across a crowd and accidentally draws Julian's attention in the process.
- Closet Geek
- The Rock Star
WesA slacker who, like Autumn, was at Twin Branches High before transferring to Hearst and then the player's school. He's an atypical example of his clique, sharing the tendency to slack off occasionally but also being very resourceful and secretive. It's revealed that he has an older brother, Matt, who had to support Wes but who ended up in prison after stealing.
- Brilliant, but Lazy: He can con almost anyone, but he isn't in the Slacker clique for nothing.
- Conspiracy Theorist
- Dark and Troubled Past: Hinted at quite often, though concrete details aren't given. During his personal help-quest, the most he tells you is that "the day the state took (him) away from (his) parents was the best day of (his) life."
- Hero with Bad Publicity: As a result of having scammed quite a few people in the past, Wes doesn't have a very good reputation, even when he tries to make amends. One side-quest, where the main characters try to fulfill their New Year's resolutions before the New Year's upcoming midnight party, actually shows Wes seeking to carry out his resolution by making amends with people he'd previously scammed—and one of those persons ends up chasing him off their property.
- High School Hustler: He's rather good at tricking others into doing his dirty work.
- Knowledge Broker: Despite being a high school student he's built up this persona, being the best informant whatever anyone needs to know. He's the one who tells you what you need to take down Hearst.
- Manipulative Bastard: He's the one behind the Water War plot, pitting you against Sakura so he can make profits off selling water-balloons to both sides.
SakuraA gamer, first introduced as a friend of Nishan but eventually transferred to your school. She's somewhat stubborn and hot-headed but clearly cares for her friends. Although she's initially angry at Nishan for abandoning her they eventually make up and are incredibly close.
- Competition Freak: Even when not playing a game, Sakura wants to win. She tracks every other student's grade to see how she's doing (and to ensure the best partner in a group project) and tries to maximize her point score on a personality test.
- Gamer Girl: She's a very passionate and skilled gamer, leading her pro gaming team to 7th of 100 in a tournament and later being invited to speak on a panel at a con. One of her stories revolves around her tackling sexism in gaming.
KohA rebel who joins you school after being expelled from the other local ones (Twin Branches, Athena and Hearst). She's rude and obstructively anti-authority but eventually shows herself to be passionate about what she really cares about and a good friend. Her stories involve fending off her ex-boyfriend Razor when he tries to get her to drop out and getting her to be the legal guardian of her ill grandmother. She makes up with most of the people she wrongs but is fierce enemies with Max.
- Biker Babe
- The Bully: Was this when she was at Athena Academy, particularly toward Katherine.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: In the start. She becomes less of a jerk as time passes.
- Meaningful Name: "Koh" means "island" in Thai.
- New Transfer Student: She was introduced this way.
- Rebellious Spirit: She doesn't like to obey the rules, or anyone at all. This ranges from the more minor, such as hot wings for breakfast, to the more severe, being kind of obsessed with revenge. However, this clearly pays off for her when she has a proper cause to fight for.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Wings, especially from Wings Atomica. She's overjoyed when she learns Wes and Ezra work there.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Autumn, though she wouldn't really admit it openly.
KatherineAn emo who originally went to Athena but who transferred after the events with Pandora. She's incredibly close with Mia but is friendly to everyone she meets. She's somewhat of a pushover, needing help to be assertive and having to be kept away from distractions to get work done. She brings the musical she writes, Flutterkiss Manor, to the school and once she transfers forms a track team.
- Bi the Way
- Spoiled Sweet: Her family is incredibly rich - she travels exclusively by limo and isn't allowed to go to a school without a polo team - but she's still incredibly caring and goes out of her way to be nice, even when targeted by Pandora.
KallieA writer who is recruited through the extra credit feature. Notable is that while the other main characters all belong to a normal student type and are unlocked in a specific order, she is the only writer available and can be unlocked any time after recruiting Nishan. She was homeschooled most of her life and initially only attends English class. However, after making friends with the main group and tutoring Julian she convinces her parents to let her transfer.
- Girls Love Stuffed Animals: Her room is filled with them, and she keeps the REALLY embarrassing ones hidden under her bed.
- Homeschooled Kid: Until she transfers to the player's school.
- No Social Skills: Due to being homeschooled up until high school, she never learned how to interact. Payton tries to teach her how to act when she invites her along to a party.
- New Transfer Student: She was introduced this way, as a temporary one.
- Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: She tends to prefer long and rare words like ameliorate and celerity. Partially due to the fact that her storyline doubles as SAT prep and thus involves mini-games designed to improve the player's vocabulary.
Max WarrenA jock from Hearst High and the most significant antagonist. As the son of the principal, he leads Hearst utterly and insists on being the center of attention. Despite being Mia's brother he despises the player's school and tries to get it shut down, then continues targeting it even when that fails.
- Big Brother Instinct: Though he's usually a bully towards Mia and her friends, he does actually care for her. This was for instance shown in the quests about Mia's eating disorder, where he is genuinely worried about and supporting of her.
- The Bully
- Cain and Abel: The Cain to Mia's Abel.
- Downplayed, unlike other examples it's shown deep down they do love each other.
- Jerk Jock: He's Hearst's top athlete, although he blatantly only got to this position because he's the son of the principal. Due to this, Julian is almost permanently benched to make sure he doesn't show up Max. He uses his popularity as an excuse to be cold and actively antagonistic, although this eventually turns Kara against him and many of the main characters transfer to get away from him.
- Hidden Heart of Gold: As seen in his date quests and his POV quest, he isn't totally unredeemable.
- Villain with Good Publicity: He's got plenty of charisma to play this role when he sees fit.
- "Well Done, Son!" Guy: As seen in his POV quest, he really craves his father's love and attention despite being the favorite.
Kara SinclairKara is a cheerleader at Hearst who is Max's girlfriend and just as cruel as he is when she first appears. However, she drifts apart from him and mellows somewhat, eventually breaking up with him and starting to hang around with the main group sometimes.
- Alpha Bitch: At Hearst she used her status as head cheerleader and Max's girlfriend to get away with awful behavior, both to Hearst students and the player's school. When she breaks up with Max she loses this but some immoral tendencies stay.
- HeelFace Turn: She becomes nicer towards, and eventually friendly with the main characters after breaking up with Max.
- Hidden Depths: She's a skilled actor, playing one of the witches in a performance of Macbeth when everyone goes to a Shakespeare festival.
ShaneA male cheerleader hailing from Hearst High.
- Ambiguously Bi / Camp Gay: He addresses guys and girls alike with affectionate nicknames.
- Catchphrase: Take Out the trash. His storyline involves coming up with a new one thats worthy of memes. He cant come up with a new one without it being forced.
- Extreme Doormat: At least, while under Kara's thumb.
- The Fashionista: He's got an eye for good fashion.
- Memetic Mutation: In-Universe, his telling the MC to take out the trash (take off whatever outfit you picked at a thrift shop) becomes a meme.
- Stealing the Credit: On the receiving end of Kara stealing credit for the routine he made. He teaches it to your school before Hearst gets to use it.
Fibikemi "Phoebe" AyotundeHearst High's prom queen.
- Action Girl: Very proficient at martial arts, although her being prom queen means she has to keep that part of herself under wraps.
- Beneath the Mask: She really just wants to be able to cut loose and have fun, unrestrained from the shackles that her prom-queen title impose on her.
- I Just Want to Be Normal: And she gets her wish on joining your school.
- Incorruptible Pure Pureness: What she's expected to uphold as prom queen.
DerekA member of Hearst High's football team.
- Real Men Wear Pink: Pink hair, to be exact, albeit it's cut short.
- Token Good Teammate: Among Max's inner circle at Hearst. He makes an effort to make sure Max gets his homework in, and is actually civil to you and your schoolmates.
NatalieA member of Hearst High's cheerleading squad, and the new Beta Bitch.
- Jerkass: Comes across as being even more of this than Kara herself, which...is really saying something.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: ...although she's not above joining forces with you to hold a fundraiser in aid of families who've suffered burning-out due to a fire that destroyed their apartment complex.
- Screw the Rules, I Have Connections!: Her mother's the city's mayor, which in one quest gives Natalie the clout to take over an entire park for Hearst High's own use.
Principal WarrenMax and Mia's father, and the principal of Hearst High.
- Abusive Parents: Of the neglect variety, mostly, and both Mia and Max suffer for it. He's also hinted to be of the verbally-abusive variety, as Mia once pantomimes Principal Warren telling Max that emotions don't have a place in their household and that the kids should go live with their mother if they want sympathy.
- The Ghost: Frequently mentioned but almost never shown, except in Mia's Dream Date sequence; even then, he doesn't have a character-avatar of his own and has yet to say anything directly on-screen outside of narratives.
LaceyThe most popular girl at Athena, an all-girls private school. She seems nice at first and encourages the main group to hang around with them but it becomes clear that she's uptight and has a cruel streak. She's also Pandora, the mysterious figure tormenting various students for monetary gains. She gets caught and sent to prison but is eventually released and starts dating Max.
- Alpha Bitch: And how!
- The Bully: Toward Katherine, albeit low-key.
- Don't You Dare Pity Me!: Her whole motivation for becoming Pandora was to steal enough money to maintain her formerly lavish lifestyle after her father's company went bankrupt, specifically because she wanted to avoid experiencing this trope from anyone else.
- Evil Redhead: A downplayed example, if you take into consideration how she pushes the sweet-tempered Katherine around. She's a straighter example as Pandora.
- Green-Eyed Monster: Turns out this is why she picks on Katherine as Pandora.
- Karma Houdini: She does get sent to prison, however she gets out pretty fast, gets back to school, and otherwise gets to continue her previous life with few lasting consequences.
- Kids Are Cruel
- School Idol: She's admired by most of the school and remains its star pupil even after a prison sentence.
- Walking Spoiler: Notice how a lot of the above information is whited out?
BrigetteMia's cousin and one of the friendly recurring characters. She makes friends with the main group but stays at Athena, even after the events with Pandora.
OwenA student who originally appeared in Surviving High School. A fairly nice guy who's still friends with Autumn even after she transfers away. He mostly turns up for cross-school events, almost always alongside Kimi.
- Hero of Another Story: He's a very major character in SHS but rarely turns up and gets very little focus in HSS.
KimiA student who originally appeared in Surviving High School. An energetic girl who, along with Owen,stayed friends with Autumn and mostly appears in cross-school events. She shares the prize from the dance-off (a trip to a lake house) with the main group and invites them to her birthday party in her quests.
- The Fashionista: She's enthusiastic about fashion. One of the main group's presents to her when her birthday party goes badly wrong is a new outfit.
HopeJulian's younger sister. She is bullied by a lot of students at Statton but refuses to talk about it until Julian and the main character investigate and help her. Her initial quests are about bullying and double as an advertisement for Cybersmile, an organisation that combats cyberbullying but her and Chelsea occasionally show up again.
- Cool Loser: She's shy and overly trusting but ends up bullied or ignored by seemingly most of the school.
ChelseaAnother student at Statton. Initially she joins in with the bullying, thinking that Hope was in the wrong but after the main character and Julian confront her she confronts the other students and befriends Hope.
- Alpha Bitch: At first.
- HeelFace Turn: She starts off as bad as everyone else but eventually tells her friends to stop, confronts Asher and reports the bullying properly. She turns up occasionally along with Hope and both of them volunteer at Cybersmile together.
Asher RollinsA popular student at the school. He was dating Chelsea but then kissed Hope at a beach party and blamed her. He started cyber-bullying Hope and encouraging others to do the same but he stopped when Chelsea and Hope spoke to the principal and the police got involved.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: A recent series of quests reveals that his father is this, running a number of grass-roots pastry-stores into the ground and forcing them to close in order to expand his own monopoly on local cookie sales.
- Jerkass: So very, very, very, VERY much. It runs in the family.
- Kicked Upstairs: Gets this treatment from his father during the quest where you, Payton and Nishan are working for Mr. Rollins' baking company; specifically, Asher is placed as assistant to the Board of Directors (a post he clearly doesn't like since he doesn't want to be stuck in a desk job), while Nishan is promoted to Asher's previous post of kitchen manager (as a form of blackmail from Mr. Rollins, with the alternative being lawsuits against your group for attempting to sabotage the cookie recipe formula he's conscripted from Payton and Nishan).
- Kids Are Cruel: With Hope and Chelsea he is the one who is really in the wrong (as he kissed the former despite being in a relationship with the latter and then blamed Hope) yet he leads a campaign of cyber-bullying against Hope, then both of them once Chelsea confronts him.
- Lack of Empathy
- Nice Hat: Gotta admit, the guy has a good sense of fashion.
- Nouveau Riche: He's at least honest enough to acknowledge that his family is new-money.
- Upper-Class Twit: During the Fantasy Booth date with Mia, Asher shows himself as this, though your actions during that quest can give you the opportunity to show him up.
- Your Cheating Heart
RyanAn artist friend of Autumn's with a prosthetic arm.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Calvin.
- Or not so heterosexual if you so choose.
- Informed Deformity: The fact that he has a prosthetic arm has been a bit of bother for him in the past. However, he's used to it by now, and the arm itself is mostly an Unusually Uninteresting Sight, given that nobody ever really comments on it (and in fact, you can't even tell from his character avatar that he even has one).
- Kindhearted Cat Lover: He has a lot of cats at home.
- Secret Handshake: Has one with Calvin. They teach it to you once they both join your school.
- Troll: He's not above pranking people. Gets even more hilarious when teamed up with Calvin.
QuinnA film student who's introduced shooting footage of student interaction at the other schools, treating it like a natural wildlife documentary.
Jack CarverA college student who was once in a band with Ezra, although they are now fierce rivals after Lena cheated on Ezra with him. He's very antagonistic, doing things to spite other people when he has nothing to gain. He now is in another band, Zero Hour, which competes with the one formed by the main group. He is also the only character whose full name is regularly shown.
- I Need to Go Iron My Dog: During a brief scene in one quest, Jack flirts with Autumn, then with your main character when the latter comes to Autumn's rescue. Once told that both of you are high school students, though, Jack makes up a quick excuse to leave, saying he "forgot (his) thesis in the microwave."
- Jerkass: He is an utterly terrible person. He regularly goes to significant lengths just to inconvenience others.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: During one of the Christmas quests (specifically, the one where the dialogue is all in rhyme), Jack shows up to steal the presents from the Artists' hangout, transporting them via a sleigh...but he can be convinced to transport the gifts to the nearby shelter, where they were destined to begin with. Another quest shows him as a volunteer at a fundraiser for families who've recently lost their homes in an apartment-complex fire.
LenaEzra's ex-girlfriend who cheated on him with and then left him for Jack Carver. Manipulative and shrewd, she enjoys pitting Ezra and Jack against each other.
- Evil Redhead: It's probably not her natural color. Also counts as a Fiery Redhead since she tends to throw tantrums like a preschooler when she gets mad.
- Lack of Empathy: At least Jack has some consideration for others, however slim. Lena? Not so much.
- The Vamp
- Your Cheating Heart
Professor EdwinA skilled physicist and member of the school board who is first encountered when she comes to your science fair to assess the school. Notably, she's the only adult character with an image and dialogue (the others, while sometimes named, are only described second-hand or by narration). She later returns to host the innovation challenge.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: As an influential member of the school board she can get schools shut down and it's her job to inspect them but although she is tricked by Max and Kara's sabotage of the science fair she's still just doing her job. When the main group contact her with the information they stole from Hearst she meets them and takes it to the school board, ignoring that they could have only acquired that information illegally because it exposed the deep corruption at Hearst.
ZeroA character in the Pandora quest-line. He helps out with a charity that builds houses and dated Brigette. Katherine kisses him and Pandora threatens to reveal this.
- Your Cheating Heart: His only real relevance to the story is that he kissed (and seemingly was in love with) Katherine while dating Brigette.
RazorKoh's ex-boyfriend and the antagonist of her quest-line. He wants her to drop out and join his company and so targets the school with hacking and vandalism, trying to frame her.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: He runs his own company, "Razor Blade." It's not stated what exactly the company's into (when asked, he says "it's confidential"), but Koh rightly believes it must be into shady stuff.
- The Cracker: He uses his skills for various unspecified illegal activity, as well as to target the school.
- Early-Bird Cameo: Potentially. Razor shows up during the Girls Who Code educational quest, back when it was made available for players, as a rival for guest protagonist Gabriella; this trope would then come into play for those players who hadn't yet unlocked Koh.
- Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: Even when he's arrested, hiring a good attorney and posting bail are no hurdles for him.
Connor GunnKallie's childhood friend and a star quarterback whose team goes against Julian's in an all star game.
- Lovable Jock: An incredibly talented athlete but inherently kind. When Julian gets hurt during the all-star game, his first reaction is to help him out despite being on the other team.
MattWes' older brother and legal guardian (until he was arrested). He had to support Wes but eventually resorted to stealing from his job and got caught and sent to prison. Wes takes the main character to meet him when explaining how his life affected his views on justice.
- Justified Criminal: While Wes believes this about him (their situation was very dire so they needed money), Matt clearly regrets breaking the law regardless.
Bartholomew "Ace" de la CruzA student of the Kepler Magnet School for the Gifted who also serves on the district student council, he helps your main character get settled in as your school's student rep. He also has political aspirations of his own.
- Disproportionate Retribution: Your school's Class President is chosen for a White House internship instead of Ace. His response is to sully your reputation with your school and at the district level, then move to have your school shut down.
- Knowledge Broker: When it comes to things related to the school district council, he's the man to go to. Wes actually recommends him to your main character when you start trying out for the council.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He may have pretty selfish reasons for helping the main character to get on the district council, but, well, he does help to further your standing with the council at times when the main character wouldn't have managed on their own.
- Manipulative Bastard: He knows how to weave his way around the district student council. And also how to manipulate you into voicing frustration against your critics, then editing the footage to be shown out of context to force you to resign your post on the council.
- "Well Done, Son!" Guy: He's afraid of his parents and will take extreme measures to make them proud. If he fails, they will send him off to a boarding school.
BeckettA mysterious wallflower with a rather expansive imagination.
- Chick Magnet: The girls swoon over him, although he doesn't seem to pay them much mind.
- Heroes Love Dogs: His introductory quest sees him reminiscing about his dog.
Chase CunninghamThe son of wealthy socialites, he is often the talk of the tabloids.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Though as his introductory quest eventually reveals, there's more gold than jerk.
- Sharp-Dressed Man
- Upper-Class Twit: His social circle behaves this way. Chase himself starts out like this at first, but exposure to your main character mellows him.
Talia and Tariq al-AssamA brother-and-sister pair of twins who are already well-known in the business world despite still being in high school.
- Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: Tariq's the Foolish and Talia's the Responsible, though both of them are sharp when it comes to business skills.
- Half-Identical Twins
- Lady in Red: Talia.
- Sharp-Dressed Man: Tariq.
CalvinA band student who is best friends with Ryan.
- Class Clown: Can behave as this at times, despite not actually being a Class Clown type of student in-game.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Ryan.
- Keet: Calvin is...energetic. Appropriate for a band student, actually.
- Screwy Squirrel
- Secret Handshake: Has one with Ryan. They teach it to you once they both join your school.
- Troll: He loves to prank people. Even more so if he teams up with Ryan to do it.
Isabel "Dizzy" JimenezA hip-hop student who writes her lyrics based on social issues that she wants to educate the public on.
- Battle Rapping: She has a club that specializes in this.
- Berserk Button: Making light of her campaign for highlighting social issues. To be more specific, she goes on your Class Clown's radio program to talk about the issues she wants to bring to the fore...then the Class Clown starts asking her some rather silly questions that end up taking away from the seriousness of what Dizzy's there to discuss. Dizzy just barely manages to keep her cool, only to storm out at the very end of the broadcast.
EllieA mascot who wears a dinosaur costume.
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Comes across this way at times. "She's an odd bird," indeed.
- Perpetual Smiler: Well, it's hard to see by virtue of the fact that she's never seen without her mask, but her mannerisms indicate this at least. She's always cheerful and upbeat.
HannahA Country student who is always at home in the great outdoors, having grown up on a ranch.
- Farmer's Daughter: She definitely dresses the part.
- Perpetual Smiler
- Ship Tease: Some of her dialogue indicates an attraction to the main character, even if you're already dating someone.
- Wrench Wench: She's very handy at fixing motor vehicles' mechanical issues.
LoganA Heartthrob student who leads his own dance crew.
- Dancing Is Serious Business: Because it gives his crew a purpose and hope for betterment.
- Rag Tag Bunch Of Misfits: His dance crew consists of kids who've grown up on the rough side of life.
- Sleeves Are for Wimps: He wears a sleeveless gray T-shirt.
JaneyAn Outdoor student who is quite keen about nature and outdoor physical activities such as camping.
- Fiery Redhead: She can be rather passionate about her ideals.
- Free-Range Children: She gets quite a bit of room to roam the woods as she wishes. She's actually a Lonely Rich Kid whose parents, the Rousseaus, hardly have time for her.
- Ms. Imagination: A very creative mind, she has. She uses it to create and perpetrate the local Bigfoot-expy legend.
- Nature Lover
- Outdoorsy Gal
- Socially Awkward Hero: "She often prefers the company of trees and woodland creatures to that of actual people."
- Hello, [Insert Name Here]: You can name them whatever you wish.
- This Cannot Be!: The Nerd has this reaction when they find out Lightning Bug has been cancelled.
- The Cheerleader; Obviously.
- Those Two Guys: If a quest requires them, its usually gonna need two of them.
- The Quiet One: Sometimes.
- Failed A Spotcheck: Their quest involves finding their school ID. Turns out they forgot to get one even when it was written as a reminder in their notebook.
- The Slacker: Obviously. Their quest involves teaching the MC how to relax.
- Band Geek: Duh.
- Epic Fail: Their quest has them being bad at their job to the point it goes viral after they fail a basketball dunk.
- Cannot Tell a Joke: Largely because their jokes are in-jokes that only their relatives would actually get. Helping them to come up with fresh, witty material is the basis of their help-quest.
- Class Clown: Take a guess.
- School Idol: They definitely have the popularity for this.
- Nice Hat: Both genders, in all outfits.
- Surfer Dude: Ironically, their description averts the stereotypical Surfer Speak, as they're not about to say words or phrases like "cowabunga."No-one talks like that anymore.
- Burger Fool: The male student's Level 10 outfit even has a burger-mask, to make the trope more literal.
- Big Guy/Girl On Campus: They certainly have this attitude during their help-quest.
- Sailor Fuku: The female student's Level 4 outfit is this.
- Delinquents: They have the look and attitude, and are definitely not about to follow school rules they think are arbitrary.
- Hell-Bent for Leather: Both genders have leather jackets as part of their outfits.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: They can be very anti-authoritarian, rude, defiant, sarcastic, and often up to suspicious behavior, but during their help-quest they encourage the main character to support Autumn during her Heroic BSoD, and in the main quest they agree to teach Katherine how to assert herself more.
- All of the Other Reindeer: During their help-quest, their efforts to help various students with their hacking skills (in an effort to make friends) only alienates them, and they reveal that this was also a problem at their old school.
- Cool Shades: Yellow-framed ones in their Level 10 outfit.
- Playful Hacker
- In the Hood: Their Level 10 outfit sports a jacket with a big hoodie.
- Purple Is Powerful: A lot of their default outfits have purple as a main color.
- Screw the Rules, I Have Connections!: It pays to be on a first-name basis with club bouncers; these students can consequently breeze into clubs without having to get in line.
- Goth: No duh.
- Le Parkour: It's all in their title.
- O.O.C. Is Serious Business: When the Parkour student slowly walks past physical obstacles instead of jumping or vaulting over them like usual, you know something is seriously wrong.
- "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Their help-quest involves getting the approval of their father, who doesn't see parkour as an actual sport.
- Friendly Neighborhood Vampire
- Maybe Magic, Maybe Mundane: Their help-quest deliberately makes it very ambiguous whether the character in question is in fact a vampire or not, despite Julian's efforts to prove that they are and despite their clique description clearly stating their nature.
- Our Werewolves Are Different: Full moons or extreme stress trigger transformations, but they still retain their human intelligence and speech and can transform back at will. They also give the typical "AWOOO" howl as a form of laughter.
- Unusually Uninteresting Sight: Apparently, your schoolmates aren't freaking out that werewolves can and do attend your school; even the fact that they can and do transform is more of an occupational hazard that can be rectified through The Power of Friendship.