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This is the cast of characters from the Nickelodeon sitcom iCarly and the 2021 revival on Paramount+.


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Debuted in original series

    Carly Shay 
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Portrayed by: Miranda Cosgrove

The central protagonist and Straight Man to the constant shenanigans surrounding her, Carly is a relatively normal highschooler. At least, as normal as you can be when you're an Internet celebrity.


  • A-Cup Angst: Earlier on in the original series, but eventually matured. However, when she rediscovers George the bra in "iStart Over", she laments how she never grew into it.
  • All Love Is Unrequited: To Freddie in the original series, at least until the end of Season 2. He has always had feelings for her, but she initially didn't love him back and kept kindly turning him down, merely seeing him as a friend. Subverted in Season 3 when she starts to become enamored with him herself.
  • Amicable Exes: With her childhood crush Freddie. In the 2021 revival series, they continue their friendship on cordial terms and often share their life issues with each other.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Carly does this sometimes, such as the swimsuit she wears in "iHatch Chicks", the hula girl outfit in "iSaw Him First", her fighting attire in "iFight Shelby Marx", and the crop top she wears in "iLove Gwen".
  • Berserk Button:
    • Do NOT tell her to calm down. It will whip her up and send her ranting about.
    • If you're Spencer and her nerdy cousins are visiting for dinner, you better damn well be there!
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Never tell a girl to calm down!
  • Birthday Hater: She doesn't like celebrating her birthday because she believes it to be cursed and bad things tend to happen to her. Examples include the incident with the goat on her fifteenth birthday, her room catching fire on her sixteenth birthday, chipping her tooth on a banana on her nineteenth birthday, and getting mugged for her Tamagotchi named Kuchipatchi on her twenty-fourth birthday. Freddie was served both of his divorce papers on July 24th, which is Carly's birthday. And when thrown a surprise party on her twenty-seventh birthday, a man dies at her party and Freddie injures his neck.
  • Bound and Gagged: Sam traps her to a chair and gags her in "iSpeed Date", so that she could announce her intentions to get Carly a date to the dance.
  • Butt-Monkey: She gets this maltreatment from time to time, usually from Spencer. In Carly's case, it's dealing with stuff such as trying to promote a crappy shoe line and suffering through a bitchy teacher taking her heartbreak-induced rage out on her students. She even gets blinded by light from Spencer's attack robot.
  • Catchphrase: In the first season, when upset, she used to say "Aw, Come on!"
  • Character Title: The show (and titular webcam show) is called "iCarly".
  • Childhood Friend Romance: With Freddie. They've known each other since sixth grade (age 11) and he has always had feelings for her but she kept turning it down, merely seeing him as a friend. After briefly dating him in Season 3 and hanging out more often in the sixth season, Carly kisses Freddie in the original series finale, implying their budding love.
  • Claustrophobia: She literally starts freaking out whenever she is entrapped in small spaces, such as in "iSpace Out" and "iSam's Mom". In "iNeed Space", she says that it started due to being trapped in an MRI machine after the technician forgot about her.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Taking the blame for Sam to keep her from being expelled, then showing that she is the only person who can control her.
  • Even the Girls Want Her: Missy, Sam, and Shelby have all shown signs of being attracted to her in more than a "just friends" way. Then there's Brooke in the revival, who thought Carly wanted to have a threesome with her and Freddie.
  • Everyone Has Standards: She usually tries to prevent any conflict when Sam picks on or bullies the guys (usually Freddie, and to Gibby in later seasons and occasionally even Spencer), but she still has her limits. Best shown in "iKiss" when Sam, in response to Freddie handcuffing her to Gibby as payback for leaving a dead fish in his school locker, plays the victim and reveals during one of their shows that Freddie has never kissed anyone, leading to everyone at school mocking and teasing him to the point that he ends up avoiding school for a week and isolating himself at home; when Sam has the nerve to criticize him for not bothering to show up for a show rehearsal, Carly vehemently berates her with a scathing "The Reason You Suck" Speech tirade that actually makes her feel guilty for a change.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Sam. Carly and Sam's friendship is a vital aspect of the original series and they host the webshow together engaging in many quirky sketches showing their compatibility. Despite their contrasting levels of kindness and femininity off-set, Carly and Sam always turn to each other when the chips are down, and Carly serves as Sam's Morality Chain: if it weren't for Carly, Sam would be an even bigger bully than she is and most likely be in juvie.
  • I Just Want My Beloved to Be Happy: She seems envious of Freddie when Sam (or any other girl) dates him temporarily, but she still tries to make it work and let him enjoy his happiness.
  • Jerkass Ball: Though she can be a nice, empathetic girl, she has several of these moments in the original series for Rule of Funny. In "iTwins", she and Sam trick Freddie into dressing up as a clown, and they gleefully humiliate him in front all the peers at school and on their web show.
  • Just Friends: With Freddie. They are Platonic Life-Partners and childhood friends who have known each other since sixth grade, and Freddie provides the filming for her webshow. Subverted in Season 3 when she starts to become enamored with him. At least until their last parting kiss in original series finale, implying their budding love.
  • The Kirk: The 'choose between the McCoy and Spock' aspect of this trope comes directly into play early in Season 5 where Carly is freqtently dragged into the midst of Sam's belligerent falling outs and blowout clashes with Freddie, until their explosive confrontational clashing antics frustrate her to a point where she loses it and angrily rants that they might as well break up if they can't learn to get along and resolve their issues themselves.
  • Large Ham: She tends to overreact to many things that don't necessitate much reaction, such as when Sam traded in a T-shirt Carly made for rock concert tickets or when Sam privately kissed Freddie and not telling Carly for over a year.
  • Lethal Chef: Carly doesn't know how to cook, even well into adulthood. When she tried to cook an Italian dinner in "iThrow a Flawless Dinner Party", she burns the garlic bread, the pasta dish is somehow pulsating after coming out from the oven and the sausage inside is still raw.
  • Little Miss Snarker: Not called the Sassmaster for nothing. In the revival, she is grown up in her mid-20's but still just as feisty and snarky.
  • Love Confession: When Freddie calls it, he quits on their relationship because he's nervously unsure if she is genuinely enamored with him personally or merely admiring his heroism. The fact that she had never called his technobabble "cute" implies that she probably did harbor romantic feelings for him.
  • Love Epiphany: Shortly after Freddie just risked his life to rescue her, Carly becomes smitten with him and she passionately kisses him, reciprocating his love for her. She does it again in the original series finale. Upon realizing her feelings for Freddie (who is upstairs in the studio packing up all of his tech stuff), she places her palm on his hand and they kiss for several seconds before parting ways.
  • Married to the Job: Part of why Carly's dating life fails is because iCarly seems to take up much of her time, and it's the one thing she's been passionate about.
  • Mature Younger Sibling: While Carly has a goofy sense of humor and often gets into scrapes with her friends, she's much more organized and mature than her older brother Spencer, who prefers to spend his time making abstract, borderline dangerous art pieces. She often comforts him when he's distraught. However, Spencer proves himself to be a good caretaker even with all his dumb ideas. In one Christmas episode, Carly lashes out at Spencer and wishes that he was normal, though she regrets this after an It's a Wonderful Plot where she sees how boring her life is with a mature older brother.
  • Military Brat: Notable in that her father has been deployed so long that not only has he never been seen in-series, but nothing about their home's layout, decor, or location reflects a military background.
  • Missing Mom: Her and Spencer's mom is never seen nor mentioned in the original show. It's unknown if she either died or divorced. Luke briefly asks Carly about her mom in the revival, but she nervously dodges the question.
  • Morality Pet: For Sam. Not that Carly's such an angel herself, but the episode "iChristmas" reveals that had Carly and Sam not become friends, the latter would have been an even worse bully than she is already and ended up in juvie.
  • Motor Mouth: Several times. For example, in "iDate a Bad Boy":
    Carly: Well, Wendy and I are trying to study, and Griffin kept turning up the music, so Wendy got frustrated and left. Then I told Griffin he's obnoxious and he said I shouldn't ruin his sense of humor and I said "Oh, really?" and he was telling me how immature I was and then I realized he's super cute. And he asked me if he liked music and I go "Who doesn't like music?" So then I turned on some music and we started talking and I realized he's sweet and smart and his lips were right there in front of me so I leaned over and I kissed him! And I don't kiss like (blathers her tongue), I KISS LIKE A PRINCESS!"
  • Multicolored Hair: She has added blonde streaks to her brown hair in the 2021 revival.
  • Nervous Wreck: She's very neurotic.
  • Nice Character, Mean Actor: As seen in "iBloop", Miranda Cosgrove is really quite different than the sweet girl she portrays; on the contrary, Cosgrove is quite the hardass boss, at least toward Jerry Trainor as Spencer.
  • Older Than They Look: In the original series, Miranda Cosgrove—and by extension, Carly the character—always looked a few years younger than she was. This was especially true in the early seasons, but towards the end when she was in her late-teens, she looked like she was in her early-to-mid teens. Even in the 2021 series, Carly is 26/27 in the first season (and Miranda herself was 28), but she could still pass for a teenager.
  • Only Sane Man: Shares this role with Freddie, depending on the episode. She often finds herself exasperated with the actions and quirks of the rest of the cast, and usually needs to mediator conflicts within the main group and keep Sam under control when Sam clashes with the guys.
  • Out of Focus: The first three episodes of the fifth season saw Carly actually becoming a supporting character, with the main focus being on Sam's abusively toxic and turbulent love-hate clashing with Freddie. This ends up subverted when they break up.
  • Practically Different Generations: She is thirteen years younger than Spencer, who was her legal guardian for most of her childhood.
  • Pungeon Master: Example, when discussing how their entire building has suffered the theft of all TV remotes:
    Other character: What kind of person would go around stealing tv remotes?
    Carly: A.. remote control freak.
  • Puppy-Dog Eyes: Freddie and Spencer cannot resist when Carly follows up a request or favor with a pouting "Please, for me?"
  • Rescue Romance: Carly becomes lovestruck and enamored with Freddie in Season 3 when he rescues her and his heroics win her heart.
  • Spoiled Brat: She does have her childishly immature and bratty moments, usually whenever Spencer tries to punish her, believing she deserves it such as sneaking off into an MMA fight and duping him with imposters or dating a felon that stole his motorcycle. As a result, Carly misbehaves like a childish brat like she did nothing wrong and goes as far as to rationalize whatever she did.
  • Straight Man: Carly provides the setup for most of Spencer and Sam's general jokes. Her main comedic role is to deliver rejections to Dogged Nice Guy Freddie, who has a crush on her. Even so, half the time Sam delivers them instead.
  • Took a Level in Dumbass: While her intelligence level has never been anything lower than above average, Carly has become somewhat more naive compared to earlier seasons. As well as being generally pretty smart, she also worked hard on her schooling to get her first ever straight a's. She was also much more book smart than Sam to the point where she was accepted into a private school that even Freddie wasn't. But now she seems to be much more lazy and apathetic. This didn't happen all at once, but gradually over time, coming to a head in season 5. Like in the space episode, she can't pronounce claustrophobic, even though she is claustrophobic. In "iQ" she has to fake/cheat being intelligent to try and impress a guy when the old Carly would've have been able to at least hold the conversation easily.
  • Vocal Evolution: Around late season 2/early season 3, Miranda's high-pitched voice became softer, gentler, and less whiny.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: To Sam when she explains how her exposing Freddie's secret has utterly ruined his reputation and made it impossible for him to leave his house without people making fun of him. Sam, at first, shrugs this off, until Carly makes her realize that she went too far, even for her.
  • You Are Grounded: Even for a very laid-back guardian, Spencer does discipline her every now and then such as for dating a motorcycle thief (Griffin), sneaking out to MMA fights that got his back severely injured and possibly also for throwing out the couch in the living room in favor of a trampoline.
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    Samantha "Sam" Puckett 
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Portrayed by: Jennette McCurdy

Carly's best friend and petite blonde co-host of the iCarly webshow. In this trio, Sam very definitely takes on the "Brawn" side: she's aggressive, violent, and eats everything. She has a very tenuous relationship with her mom, who was The Ghost until finally introduced in Season 4, played by none other than Jane Lynch.


  • Absentee Actor: Sam doesn't appear in "iWon't Cancel the Show" due to Jennette McCurdy being in the hospital, with the in-universe reason being that she got arrested for assaulting a foreign politician.
  • Ambiguously Jewish: Mentions Jews and Judaism frequently, has a fetishistic obsession with ham and bacon, uses Jewish inflections such as "oy", and mentioned having a Bat Mitzvah in one episode. Subverted, according to this exchange from "iBust a Thief."
    Sam: That laptop is the only nice thing I've got. It was a Bat Mitzvah gift from my grandmother.
    Freddie: But you're not even Jewish.
    Sam: (grabs Freddie's shirt): You tell my grandma that and I'll break you.
    Freddie: (scared): Shalom!
  • Amicable Exes: She and Freddie remain good friends after a failed attempt at dating.
  • The Berserker: She flies into a rage and takes down anyone who either provokes her or mess with her friends.
  • Berserk Button: Despite having an anger management therapist, she still has a lot of pet peeves that will result in violence.
    • Never play a prank on her, even just to "get even". Mama doesn't play to get even. Mama plays to win.
    • She also hates when people cut her in line for something, especially if it's food, as demonstrated in "iWon't Cancel the Show". She got arrested for assault and had to spend a night in jail.
  • Better as Friends: With Freddie. Although they like each other, they just don't click as boyfriend and girlfriend.
  • Big Eater: One of her most prominent traits is her love for food, especially meat. She's shown eating on-screen during a lot of scenes as a recurring joke.
  • Boobs of Steel: She is the strongest character known in the series and at the end of the series, she has the biggest bust size by far.
  • Book Dumb: She takes this trope so far that a realistic question can be asked of how she hasn't been expelled or held back. Again. She got held back already in the 3rd grade. Yet outside the school, she can scheme and plan.
  • Breakout Character: Got her own spinoff (shared with Cat Valentine from Victorious).
  • The Bully: She's a violent girl with a short fuse and everyone knows her reputation.
  • Bully Hunter: If Carly is threatened, Sam is willing to attack other bullies.
  • But Now I Must Go: She parts ways with the group, leaves Seattle behind and skips town, driving off on her motorcycle that Spencer gifted her.
  • Character Development: Although her jerkassery intensifies throughout most of the series, the screenwriters and even Jennette McCurdy herself knew that if Sam was going to end up being the lead in the Sam & Cat spin-off that Sam's antics needed to be 'toned down' a notch in the last season to make it believable.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Mama doesn't play to get even. Mama plays to win.
  • Comedic Sociopathy: One of the main sources of humor within the show, most especially the abuse Freddie (and Gibby) suffer from Sam.
  • Contralto of Danger: Her voice is fairly deep for a girl, and she has proven time and time again that she's not one to trifle with.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Having spare blowtube guns tucked inside her socks.
  • Cross-Cast Role: As the "Cowboy with a Mustache" with a deep, gruff voice, fake mustache, and complete western attire.
  • Cute Bruiser: She's widely acknowledged as the toughest kid in school, took down a bully twice her size and ripped the chain lock off the door when chasing Freddie in "iKiss". She only failed to catch him because she was towing Gibby and didn't seem winded by it.
  • Disappeared Dad: "iParty With Victorious" finally tells us her dad walked out on her, Melanie, and her mom.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: She does this a lot.
    • In retaliation for Freddie handcuffing her to Gibby, which was in turn all for the endlessly ruthless abuse she had given to him, Sam reveals Freddie's embarrassing secret, that he's never kissed a girl, to the world on the webshow.
    • At some point offscreen, Sam asks Freddie what time it is and he didn't know. Sam's response? To take his NERD camp application and make it look like Freddie's a dirty whore, which gets him rejected. Plus, Carly begs him not to dump Sam over that because it was before they started dating.
    • Gibby once stated that he asked Sam out to a dance and got his thumb broken in rejection.
  • Domestic Abuse: The third episode of Season 5 shows that Sam still hits Freddie despite dating him (although they eventually break up). Carly says it's sweet because Sam no longer hits him in the face.
  • Double Standard: Abuse, Female on Male: Sam frequently abuses Freddie, taunts, bullies and picks on him, maltreating him like her personal punching bag scapegoat. This also extends to Gibby, Spencer, and other male characters. It's all Played for Laughs and she's rarely, if ever, called out or punished for it.
  • Establishing Character Moment: The very first time we see her in "iPilot", she's beating up a nerd and shoving him into a locker.
  • Everyone Has Standards:
    • Despite her obnoxious bitchiness, even she is disgusted by how maliciously jerkish Nevel, Nora, and Missy are. In fact, Sam is shown to be hostile to other bullies and when a friend of hers hit a nerd, just for being a nerd, she calls her out saying she only attacks people who deserves it i.e. annoying people.
    • For all the crap that she gives towards the guys (Freddie, Gibby and Spencer) she does selflessly stand up for them if and when she ever sees them in peril.
  • Extreme Omnivore: "May contain meat." (*Beat*) "Well, if it may..."
  • Femininity Failure: In "iMake Sam Girlier", she did this to get a guy's attention, with Carly giving her help to embrace her "inner daffodil". She ends up fighting with another girl by the end of the episode. As it turns out, the guy was impressed and said he didn't want to date "some daffodil."
  • Flanderization:
    • Her tomboyish vibes from Season 1 evolved into various examples of extreme bullying, anti-social and sociopathic behaviour, like her running a child labour sweatshop in Season 4. After that season the writers knew they were going to have her continue in the Sam & Cat Spin-Off, and attempted to de-flanderize her. They have definitely toned her down for the actual Sam & Cat show.
    • Her adversarial clashing with Freddie is also shown in Season 5 episodes 2 (revolving around them frequently locking horns at each other's throats, agressively clashing, butting heads and shouting matches) and iCan't Take It (their toxic, turbulent and dysfunctional love-hate clashing ruins everything around them). While she has treated Freddie like dirt in the past for petty reasons, she sabotages his science camp simply because he didn't know what time it was when she asked him.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The Foolish to Melanie's Responsible. Sam is a bad student and a borderline-sociopathic bully who has frequent run-ins with the law. Melanie is a hard-working girl who got a scholarship to a private school, treats people well and stays out of trouble.
  • Freudian Excuse: Her mother. However, her twin sister Melanie turned out the complete opposite of Sam despite having the same mother. Though it's hinted in "iSam's Mom" that Pam favors Melanie over Sam, with that favoritism likely contributed to her demeanor.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Sam is this towards the guys (Freddie, Gibby, and Spencer as well as anyone else who might be friends with Carly). Because of Type 1 Seniority, Type 3 Fear and Type 7 Audience Popularity.
  • The Ghost: While Sam isn't in the 2021 revival, she is mentioned fairly often, as Carly hasn't forgotten her former friend.
  • Handy Feet: One segment shows her holding a phone with her feet to text with her toes.
  • Hates Small Talk: Especially with guys. Her response is usually to force them to shut up using violence.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Carly. They've been friends for a long time and bring out the best in each other. Carly and Sam's friendship is a vital aspect of the original series and they host the webshow together engaging in many quirky sketches showing their compatibility. Despite their contrasting levels of kindness and femininity off-set, Carly and Sam always turn to each other when the chips are down, and Carly serves as Sam's Morality Chain: if it weren't for Carly, Sam would be an even bigger bully than she is and most likely be in juvie.
  • Hidden Depths: She's very good at freestyle rapping. Rex Powers finds this out the hard way.
  • Humiliation Conga: In "iSpeed Date", she ends up dateless for the dance as she doesn't ask Freddie out and waits until the last minute to ask Gibby as a pity date, but he's spending the evening at home with his girlfriend.
  • Hypocrite: Openly reprimands Gibby for bringing a few fatcakes from Canada to U.S.A. (which is deemed illegal) wherein she has several belts hidden under her jacket strapped with several kilos of fatcakes.
  • Informed Ability: The tie-in blogs of other characters (usually Freddie) have Sam 'hack' them and make reference to Sam's ability with technology, which she never displays in the show itself.
  • Irony: Her attempt to intentionally smuggle fatcakes from Canada caused her to hide in a mistaken trolley bag, unintentionally causing her to be smuggled into Asia instead.
  • Improvised Weapon User: The butter sock. She can knock out a grown man with it.
  • Jerkass: Towards Freddie, and to Gibby in later seasons, as well as Spencer on occasion.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: There are moments that prove that Sam isn't all bad.
  • Karma Houdini: Hardly ever gets punished for how she bullies Freddie (and later Gibby and occasionally Spencer).
  • Kick the Dog: For all the crap she gives to Freddie, as well as Gibby, and sometimes even Spencer.
  • Lack of Empathy: She never displays any remorse for any pain from her callous bullying that she may cause Freddie or anyone else. She's at her worst in "iKiss," when she reveals to their audience that Freddie has never kissed a girl, leading to him being bullied and teased to the extent that he isolates himself at home, refusing to go to school or attend rehearsals for the show, to which Sam just criticizes him for being "unprofessional." In response, Carly vehemently berates her with one hell of a scathing tirade that, for once, makes her feel guilty over her actions.
    Carly: You, like, ruined his whole life, and you don't even care!
  • The Lancer: She's Carly's best friend and her opposite in almost every way. While Carly is sweet and feminine, Sam is abrasive and tomboyish.
  • Little Miss Badass: Sam is much stronger than she looks, to the point where she was able to beat Freddie at arm wrestling in "iOMG" after he gained a lot of muscle. In "iCook", she pinned Ricky Flame in seconds despite him being much bigger than her.
  • Loving Bully: To Freddie. Though, if she can be believed, she didn't always have romantic feelings for him.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Masculine Girl to Freddie.
  • Master of Unlocking: Often shows up to avert a typical sit-com Zany Scheme.
  • Male Gaze: Sam started to wear tighter clothes after Season 3, and with it her butt gets more camera shots. "iSaved Your Life" has a scene where Carly slaps Sam's butt as she leaves the room. Sam takes it fairly well though, giggling as they walk away.
  • The McCoy: To Carly's Kirk and Freddie's Spock.
  • The Napoleon: She's the shortest of the main cast and the most aggressive by far.
  • Never My Fault: In "iKiss," when Freddie handcuffs her to Gibby as payback for her leaving a dead fish in her locker. Rather than take it in stride, Sam plays the victim and vows revenge, leading to her revealing in the middle of one of their shows that Freddie has never kissed a girl out of spite.
  • Nightmare Fetishist: The "Neck Infection" video elicits a Two Girls, One Cup reaction from Carly, Freddie and Wendy, but she genuinely seems to get a kick out of it.
  • The Not-Love Interest: Sam serves as this to Carly, as she's the one who gives Carly a lot of emotional support. In fact, even when Carly's dating life fails, her best friend is the one she'll fall back to.
  • Parental Abandonment: Her father, but Sam states her mother is just as awful and violent as she is, so that explains a lot.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: See her Cute Bruiser and Big Guy entries, yet she is the smallest of the main cast, emphasis in the later seasons.
  • Polar Opposite Twins: With her twin sister Melanie. Sam is a delinquent bully while Melanie is a law-abiding good girl.
  • Precocious Crush: In iGet Pranky, Sam admits she once had a "little crush" on Spencer. This was probably when they had their paintball war.
  • Progressively Prettier: Starting in Season 4 after they stopped with the Suppressed Mammaries.
  • Put on a Bus: Sam is absent from the 2021 revival because her actress Jennette McCurdy didn't want to return. Sam's disappearance is explained in-universe as her having joined a biker gang called the Obliterators.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The aggressive and outgoing red to Carly and Freddie's smart and responsible blue.
  • Rapunzel Hair: "Hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair!"
  • Riding into the Sunset: In the original series finale, she leaves Seattle behind and hits the road on her motorcycle that Spencer gifted her.
  • Romantic Two-Girl Friendship: With Carly. At the very least.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: On the rare occasions that she dresses "girly".
  • Sociopathic Hero: On her worst days. "iMeet Fred" and "iSell Penny Tees" are commonly brought up as Sam at her worst.
  • Strong Girl, Smart Guy: Sam is the aggressive, tough-as-nails bullying girl, while Freddie is the nerdy tech-support guy.
  • Stun Guns: She uses a shock pen in "iStill Psycho".
  • Teens Are Monsters: She's a quintessential stereotype of teenagers: angry, violent, arrogant and having a voracious appetite for fast food.
  • Third-Person Person: Sometimes refers to herself as "Mama", especially when she's feeling angry or competitive — more than usual.
  • Token Evil Teammate: If the plot requires anything that isn't lawful, Sam will suggest it and carry it out.
  • Tomboy Angst: In iMake Sam Girlier because she feels that a boy would never like her because of her masculine ways. She gets over it by the end of the episode.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl:
    • Tomboy to Carly's Girly Girl. It also bothers Carly that Sam wears boxers instead of panties.
    • Tomboy to her sister Melanie's Girly Girl.
  • Tomboyish Name: "Sam" is short for Samantha.
  • Tomboyish Voice: She speaks with a fairly deep voice for a girl, highlighting her masculine nature.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Sam was a colossial bully and a grade A jerk from the get go, but she takes level after level. A couple of her points include the episode she bashed Freddie with a tennis racquet and chucked him out of a treehouse for a differing opinion, and then later starting a basement sweatshop using elementary school kids to mass produce their Penny Tee Shirts.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Her jerkishness dies down a little in the second half of Season 5. She became noticeably somewhat friendly in the sixth and final season, where she is also less abrasive and somewhat cordial with Freddie as well, where at worst she only delivers verbal taunts and a dope slap on the wrist.
  • Too Kinky to Torture: In iDate a Bad Boy, Sam recalls being tased as "actually kind of a rush" and seems to enjoy having her hand bitten by Carly.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Fat Cakes, fried chicken, barbecued ribs (yes, in that order).
  • Tsundere: Type A. Heavy on the "tsun-tsun."
  • Unstoppable Rage: Both Cute Bruiser examples happened while in this state.
  • Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist: Definitely applies.
  • Victoria's Secret Compartment: She won't mind turning her blouse into a stash of French fries.
  • Violently Protective Girlfriend: Don't make problems at Freddie when he's with Sam. Gibby learnt it hardly when he tried to break their couple.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Freddie (and Gibby as well as Spencer).
  • Weapon of Choice: Her butter sock.
  • With Friends Like These...: With Freddie and Gibby.

    Fredward "Freddie" Benson 
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Click here to see him in the Revival 

Portrayed by: Nathan Kress

The cameraman and general tech-support guy for iCarly, as well as Carly's other best friend and childhood crush. He is an all-around nice guy, along with growing up under the wing of his overbearing mother Marissa Benson.


  • All of the Other Reindeer: He's picked on, teased and bullied by both his classmates and peers at school and especially Sam, though she does tone it down in later seasons. In the original series, his friends seem to enjoy mocking him and get really annoyed with him quite easily, even if he hasn't done anything wrong
  • Amicable Exes:
    • With both girls, but especially with his childhood crush Carly, whom he maintains a good friendship with into their adulthood.
    • He's also on good terms with his second ex-wife Gwen, wishing her nothing but happiness after revealing that she's engaged to someone else.
  • Basement-Dweller: The 2021 revival reveals that Freddie went through two divorces and his tech startup failed, resulting in him having to move back in with his mother with his adopted stepdaughter Millicent in tow.
  • Better as Friends: Despite briefly dating both girls in the original series on two separate occasions, Freddie breaks up with them as their relationships didn't work out.
  • Betty and Veronica: The Archie to Carly and Sam's Betty and Veronica.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Don't let his appearence fool you. He can be very fearsome, intimidating and dangerous when provoked, having showed his sadistic dark side towards Sam and Nevel in separate episodes.
  • Born Unlucky: He's often the kind of guy who suffers from misfortune in almost every single episode in the first several seasons of the original since he's notoriously insulted, picked on, teased, bullied, humiliated and maltreated like dirt by someone else often undeserved. Even his family is a heart-wrenching story, given the fact that he grew up fatherless with an embarrassingly overprotective, annoying mother. This haunts him in his early adulthood, having been divorced (twice, actually) and his tech startup company failed, and he has to go back to living with his mom. And when he had nearly saved up enough money to get his own place, he was swindled by a multilevel marketing scheme and threw all his money away on it.
  • Brainy Brunette: Freddie may not hold the title of "smartest student at Ridgeway High" like Carly, but he has proven to be Just as, If not Smarter, Than Carly.
  • Bully Magnet: In the first few seasons of the original series, he was an easy target, victim and scapegoat for bullies at school, especially Sam.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: He's actually extremely talented in many different ways, despite his socially awkward, eccentric quirkiness.
  • Butt-Monkey: His misfortune is often taken to exaggerated levels, but it's played for laughs. In the original series, multiple episodes episodes see him either injured, insulted, humiliated, bullied, or otherwise dispirited and shown in an unfairly negative light. He had a hopelessly one-sided, unrequited crush on Carly, which she deviously exploits for all it's worth by playing with his emotions in order to blackmail him to do things he doesn't agree with. The first time he actually goes against what Carly wants (to do something he really likes), she insults him then tells his mother about it (although Carly does become more empathetically nurturing and cordial to him later on). The main source of his misery comes from Sam who frequently and ruthlessly taunts, mocks, picks on, insults, teases, bullies, harasses, physically, verbally and emotionally abuses and humiliates him in front of other people at school and on the webcast, breaks his possessions, pulls pranks like supergluing his work and makes his life miserable. Compounded by his monstrously overprotective mother, embarrassing him in public even further.
    • Due to his haplessness, he's by far the most sympathetic and vulnerable hopeless romantic character given how much abuse, humiliation, torment and bullying he endures. Even Carly feels sorry for him when she sees how much Freddie has hated himself for years, which is why he is so gloomy, dejected and frustrated most of the time.
    • Much of this plight finally dies down in the second half of season 5 as Freddie takes a level of badass. He becomes more athletic, tough, formidable and more of a street-smart, charming and confident version of a cool guy. But still, poor kid goes through a lot.
  • Captain Obvious: At one point, Sam openly mocks him for needing to count down for so long before turning on the camera.
  • Character Development: Freddie was a bit of a scrawny, wimpy, timid and dorky victim at the beginning of the original series and struggles socially, which in one episode he realizes is part of the cause of his bullying problems rather than just his geeky nerdiness due to his rotten luck and unpopularity. Over the course of the series, he grows a spine, gets tougher, cooler and becomes more resilient, able to withstand adversity and courageously stands up for himself. As the show progresses, he learns to be confident and becomes more optimistic and outgoing. By season four he is much more street-smart, charming and confident teenager version of a tough, cool guy and a straight example of a Cool Loser protagonist.
  • Characterization Marches On: He was a lot more energetic and loud in the pilot.
  • The Charmer: In the last season of the original series and in the revival, Freddie is usually the most charismatic one of the main cast due to his laid back personality and is naturally handsome.
  • Chick Magnet: Multiple girls at school and in public places have been hitting on him on occasion. He's even the focus of a blooming best friend Love Triangle.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: Carly says that Freddie has always wanted her to date him since the first time they met. That's probably anywhere near sixth grade (depending on when they first met). They were both 15 years old when he finally managed to get Carly to become enamored with him after rescuing her life, they dated for several days until he Anchored Ship because he was nervously unsure if her affections for her were genuine. He began romantically asking Carly out in "iOpen A Restaurant" before she reciprocated and professed her love for him in the original series finale with a parting kiss.
  • The Chew Toy: Undergoes a lot of abuse from other characters. Seriously, the amount of crap he endures from everyone around him is tremendous. VERY few episodes in the original series have ended on a positive note for him.
  • Classical Antihero: While Freddie was often depicted as a clumsy geek who sometimes screws things up, he does have moments of awesomeness where he stands up for himself and helps out his friends.
  • Cool Loser: In later seasons. He's not nearly as dorky, socially awkward, scrawny and wimpy as he was before, but is still pretty much loathed or ignored by some people. Notable in that neither of his best friends are unpopular.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: Towards Carly, whenever she has a boyfriend. Despite his envy, he respects Carly's wishes.
  • Dating What Daddy Hates: Dating What Mommy Hates, in his case. His mother did not like Sam or Carly dating him. She hated Carly for "causing" Freddie's accident and said that she should have gotten hit instead. A bit ironic when she initially wanted Carly to date Freddie and when she does kiss him, Mrs. Benson's furious. Then she hated Sam because, well, she's a delinquent who bullied Freddie. There was an episode where she spent the entire time trying to break them up.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He does have his snarky moments.
  • Disappeared Dad: His father is never seen nor mentioned once in the entire series. It's unknown if his dad died when Freddie was a young boy, or if he divorced and abandoned his family like Sam's did. It is, however, rather apparent whether the words Nathan Kress has given on one theory should be taken as canon or not.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: A big victim of this in the original series. He bluntly criticized the internet star Fred on the web show, inadvertently hurting his feelings and ending Fred's career. As expected, he gets taunted and humiliated at school and beaten up by Sam (who chucked him out the window of a tree house).
  • Dogged Nice Guy: To Carly, and sometimes other girls he tries to date or hit on. He has been trying to get Carly for several years. She finally begins to reciprocate his love in Season 3 onward. Despite them kissing in the original series finale "iGoodbye", they parted ways and didn't pursue a long-distance relationship since he moved on and divorced two other women while she was in Italy.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: Hearing his prepubescent voice in season 1.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse: In-Universe, when the trio go to Webicon, he's clearly far more popular than either girl. He gets mobbed by fangirls... and some fanboys. Carly and Sam don't get anywhere near that level of attention, and most of the fan questions revolve around which of them is or should be dating Freddie. Oddly, when he's not the subject of shipping, everyone looks down on him.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Showing up as the Dogged Nice Guy and minor Stalker with a Crush on Carly, by running out from spying on her through the peephole to pick up the bottle of water she dropped. "iPilot" also serves as an establishing character episode, as he is a Butt-Monkey during the entire freaking episode and doesn't get a single thing go his way.
  • Failure Hero: Whenever he tries to be awesome, it usually backfires embarassingly. The chances of him getting a happy ending (if and when something good finally happens to him) are extremely rare. Things still suck for him when he reaches adulthood in his mid 20's. He has been divorced (twice, actually) and his startup company went south, leading him to move back in with his mom and his adopted stepdaughter Millicent, who is rude to him.
  • Gratuitous Spanish: Starting from the second season, it gets to the point where it's annoying with the random phrases.
  • The Heart: He does have his moments mediating conflicts and disputes within the group, usually when the girls are clashing.
  • He Is All Grown Up: Remember when Nathan was short, skinny, scrawny and looked like an 11 year old boy with a high-pitched voice? Where it looked like in "iPilot" Freddie was a few years younger and shorter than Carly (Kress is actually about six months older than Miranda Cosgrove in real life)? Yeah, those days are incredibly over.
    • Lampshaded by Carly after she attempts to pin him down and he completely flips her on her back and restrains her.
    Carly: When did you get so strong!?
    Freddie: Same time the voice got deeper!
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: In the revival series, Freddie's lack of self confidence after several setbacks over the years made him prone to joke about himself.
  • Hollywood Nerd: Previously. Now is an example of Nerds Are Sexy.
  • Hollywood Dateless: Averts both sides of the trope, by attracting regular girls on several occasions, but not being thought of by people (except Sam) as being completely inept. Valerie, Shannon, Rona, Leslie, Melanie, Carly, Magic Malika, Sabrina, the fangirls at Webicon, Patrice and Sam all show varying levels of interest in Freddie over the course of the series. He then briefly dated Carly in "iSaved Your Life" and was in a temporary (four episode quadrilogy story arc) relationship with Sam. They broke up too. He's also been married twice, though both marriages were short-lived.
  • Hopeless Suitor: Towards Carly in the original series. For the first few seasons, at least. He's always had a one-sided, unrequited crush on her and hoped that he would become her boyfriend despite her only seeing him as friend. Subverted in season 3 and onward when Carly finally starts to develop feelings for him herself.
  • Hilariously Abusive Childhood: In progress, as per the trope, it's played for laughs on the show. However, Mrs. Benson takes My Beloved Smother Up to Eleven, their relationship can be quite bizarre, and will likely result in memories on par with the likes of Jeff from Coupling.
  • Hypocritical Humor: He mocks Nora for still living with her parents as an adult even though he's back living with his mom following two divorces and a failed startup. He notices the hypocrisy before he even finishes the sentence.
    Freddie: You still live with your parents? That's so... [notices hypocrisy] normal.
  • Informed Flaw: Freddie's general nerdiness. The second he hit puberty, it became harder to play those straight.
  • Iron Butt Monkey: He becomes this, after subjected Sam's constant bullying, torture, torment and abuse.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: He sacrifices his relationship with Carly, because he's unsure if he should be taking advantage of her hero worship.
  • Jerkass Ball: He does this to the girls from time to time, usually as payback for when they push him too far.
  • Just Friends: With Carly. Though their one last parting kiss in the original series finale implies their budding love.
  • Keet: In the pilot. He grew out of it pretty quickly, though.
  • Living Emotional Crutch: To his mother. Without him in her life, she's even more intense and unstable than usual.
  • Lovable Coward: In the original series for the first couple of seasons. He used to be one the wimpiest, scrawniest, and meekest characters, but he desperately tries to be a peaceful and considerate person in order to avoid confrontation when he's antagonized.
  • Loser Protagonist: Whenever he tries to do anything meaningful, it usually backfires embarrassingly on him and he suffers miserably because of it.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Feminine Boy to Sam's Masculine Girl. Over time however, Freddie does become more manly.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Turns out he has a lot of fangirls who find him handsome. As just himself. With all the girls that are attracted to him (named below in Hollywood Dateless), if he didn't want Carly, Freddie would be a full-on Kidanova.
  • Nerds Are Sexy: They're really kicking up the Mr. Fanservice vibe by constantly having him in the short sleeve shirts that would immediately mark him as a nerd - if it wasn't obvious that he's been spending some decent time on the free weights.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: He has also been known to make things worse on occasion, even if he was well-intentioned.
  • No Respect Guy: He used to be frequently abused, pranked, teased and bullied by Sam, was formerly manipulated by Carly, and even humiliated in public at school. It in the revival, his adoptive stepdaughter who he shares custody with his second ex-wife openly disrespects him.
  • Only Sane Man: Complete with volunteering for a Liz Lemon Job (almost exactly Liz Lemon's actual job, for that matter.)
  • Parental Abandonment: His father is nowhere to be seen.
  • Perma-Stubble: Sports this in the 2021 revival.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: Being stereotypically hapless and eccentric nerd that he is provides a lot of comedy in the original series and he was one of the funniest characters in the original with his lack of social awareness and immaturity.
  • Pungeon Master: Does this from time to time.
  • Pushover Parents: He's very bad at disciplining his adoptive stepdaughter Millicent, who he shares custody with his second ex-wife. Though he finally starts standing up to her while under the placebo of "Bravery Sand", refusing to buy her a dog, but getting her a goldfish as a compromise.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The smart blue (one of two) to Sam's outgoing red.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: A red sock in the washing machine turned his white clothes pink from the alleged "Consuela's Revenge" curse.
  • Rescue Romance: He finally gets Carly to become enamored with him in Season 3 when he rescues Carly and his heroics win her heart, until Sam deviously warns him that Carly merely admires his heroic actions and isn't smitten with him personally, so he calls it off.
  • Serial Spouse: Thoughout the 8-year time period between the original series finale and the revival, Freddie has been divorced (twice, actually), sharing joint custody of his adopted stepdaughter with his second ex-wife.
  • The Smart Guy: As a nerd, he's a very intelligent brainiac and good at anything that has to do with high-tech gadgets but can also be an eccentric and childish Ditzy Genius whose often on the most impulsive members of the group, due to his naivety and awkwardness.
  • The Spock: To Carly's Kirk and Sam's McCoy.
  • Socially Awkward Hero: Has shades of this.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Way back in Season 1. It's easy to forget that he's always planned to be Carly's boyfriend after her first meets an unfortunate accident.
    • Subverted in later seasons when Carly finally starts becoming enamored with him herself.
  • Strong Girl, Smart Guy: Freddie is the nerdy tech-support guy, while Sam is the aggressive, tough-as-nails bullying girl.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: He is the tallest kid in the main cast and quite a handsome one at that.
  • Teen Genius: Subverted, he's really talented with technology but he is never shown to particularly excel in school.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Downplayed but Nathan Kress' body has become more muscular after puberty hits. Doesn't make him any more atheletic however and he is still a prime victim of bullying.
  • Took a Level in Dumbass: In the revival he gets very easily manipulated by his adopted stepdaughter and he doesn't notice how Spencer hired a sex worker to be his date on "iGot Your Back" (though he fortunately dumps her). Then there's "iMLM", where he spends all his savings on "Sand" as part of an MLM and quits his tech support job in order to have more time to sell it.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: In Season 5, he began dismissing and cold-shouldering Carly by snarkily mocking her, blowing her off and generally treating her poorly. One famous example is in iPear Store; after getting a job at the Pear Store, he gets easily annoyed with customers (he even nearly calls one woman a moron, openly), tries to get Sam fired when she gets a job there as well, then calls his boss a terrible manager for the latter, getting himself fired. In the first scene, he hands out pears to everyone except Sam, keeping the last one for himself, when announcing that he got a job, and cheerfully refuses her a discount at the store.
  • Undying Loyalty: To all his friends, especially Carly, even though she never really reciprocated his love for her initially. Averted in Season 3 onwards.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: For all the crap that he endures from Sam, she does care about him deep down (in her own abusively twisted way).
  • Vocal Evolution: Puberty caused Nathan's voice to break between seasons 1 and 2. Lampshaded by Sam in the Season 2 premiere. His voice gets deeper and more manly over time. By the third season, his voice finally dropped and came out sounding even deeper than most adults.
  • Will They or Won't They?: Has been a primary focus on the character, having briefly dated both his female best friends in-canon in the original series. In the original series finale, he ultimately ends up together with his childhood crush Carly, who passionately kisses him on the lips.
  • With Friends Like These...: Almost everyone (but usually Sam) will usually give him this sort of maltreatment in the original series, how harshly depends on the episode. They have very little patience with him for no good reason, (he's a socially awkward, eccentric and immature klutz but still a good friend and person, and that time he use his friends embarrassment to his own advantages that probably went viral on other sites) and don't seem to mind much when he's in pain, insulted, or upset.

    Spencer Shay 
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Portrayed by: Jerry Trainor

Carly's quirky older brother and legal guardian, as their parents are off doing Godknowswhat (Mr. Shay is explicitly in the armed forces, but that's all that's been said). He is a sculptor of some sort, but easily out-wacky-hijinxes the younger characters despite his more-advanced age.


  • Achievements in Ignorance: In between the end of the original series and the revival, Spencer becomes wealthy after his marshmallow sculpture of the White House melted which Freddie interpreted as a brave statement against America's crumbling democracy. However, it turns out it was an accident as Spencer's cell phone somehow caught on fire near the sculpture.
  • Age-Stereotypical Food: The childish Spencer likes to make fun food for himself and his sister Carly, such as spaghetti tacos, showing his creative and child-like mind. In "iChristmas", when Carly wishes he was "normal", he becomes a serious and mature adult lawyer, who makes boring food like steamed halibut.
  • Alliterative Name: Spencer Shay.
  • Ambiguously Bi: Hinted at during "I Dream of Dance" when his dream mirrors Carly's of being surrounded by scantily clad men, and he also says, just like Carly, "I think I like it".
  • Bad Liar: Spencer's flaw that is the subject of the B-plot in iRock The Vote.
  • Berserk Button: Calling his butt flat will provoke this. Also, Carly immaturely and childishly disobeying him would also count, as shown in "iLook-a-Like" and "iDate a Bad Boy".
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Don't let his appearance fool you. He might seem like a laid back, down to earth cool dude but when he's pissed, things get ugly.
  • Big Brother Instinct:
  • Big Brother Mentor: To Freddie, who as mentioned above doesn't have any other male influence in his life. Whenever he isn't with Sam and/or Carly, Freddie's usually hanging out with Spencer to play games or get in on one of his many eccentric ideas.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Despite all his weirdness, he was able to pick up enough during his three days at law school (and the book on law he kept) to help the gang out of any legal mishap they get themselves in very effectively. It was even given quite a Shout-Out in "iPromote Techfoots" when he acted as the gang's lawyer and wore a bizarre necktie.
  • Butt-Monkey: He gets this treatment from time to time. In his case, hilarity often ensues, some incidents involving that bratty boy Chuck.
  • Chick Magnet: With Sasha, Lauren Ackerman, Mrs. Benson (in an alternate universe), Ms. Fielder, Gibby's mom Charlotte, Connie, Trudy, Candace, a Russian-speaking girl and more.
  • Childish Older Sibling: To Carly. He's an energetic Manchild whose often too wrapped up in his art to truly act as a proper guardian, though he has his moments where he acts seriously with responsibility.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Biggest one on the show.
    Spencer: Things haven't gotten better?
    Freddie: They've gotten the opposite of better.
    Spencer: So... worse?
    Freddie: (Stares at Spencer in disbelief) ...Uh-huh.
  • The Cloudcuckoolander Was Right: In one episode, he spent the entire episode thinking a character from Galaxy Wars was going to show up and give him a hug, he was right.
  • Competition Freak: He and Harper compete with each other quite often. In "iRobot Wedding" they have a competition to see who can score the most dates at Nevel's wedding. "iLove Gwen" takes it Up to Eleven. The episode opens with them playing pool, with Harper outright admitting that she doesn't like pool and only plays in order to beat Spencer at it. Millicent exploits their need to outdo each other so that they'll help her with her school's production of the play Romeo and Juliet (Spencer designing the sets and Harper making the costumes), promising them that there is a prize for whoever does the best job. Carly also exploits it in order to trick Spencer and Harper into doing puzzles with Mrs. Benson so that she and Millicent wouldn't have to. All she had to do was say that Spencer is the best at puzzles, with Harper unable to resist the challenge.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He's a cheerful and goofy guy, though he does snark occasionally.
  • Eccentric Artist: A quirky sculptor who makes quirky sculptures, hangs out with his teenage sister and her friends, and is often considered strange.
  • Epic Fail: His Running Gag is that the mundane objects he fixes, sculpts, or (at the very least) touches become extremely prone to bursting into flames, bypassing any form of scientific logic. He even lampshades the more outlandish ones. This trait of his was Deconstructed by being Played for Drama in "iGot A Hot Room" when a lamp that Spencer gives to Carly bursts into flames, burning up everything in her room. "iChristmas" did the same thing, but from Carly's perspective. On the plus side, his cellphone bursting into flames next to his marshmallow white house resulted in him becoming a millionaire.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Hanging upside down from the ceiling to photograph his bottle bot.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The foolish to Carly's responsible. Although occasionally subverted whenever Carly does something too dangerous.
  • Fun Personified: His ex-girlfriend Veronica describes him best: "I thought he was crazy and... too loud. But Spencer is a creative, fun spirit."
  • Heroic BSoD: This happened to him when he realized how dangerous pranking can be.
  • Large Ham: Similar to Jerry Trainor's previous role as Crazy Steve, Spencer is prone to overreact or talks loudly.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: He initially had short hair for the first half of Season 1. Spencer was adamant about not getting his hair cut for the show's first three seasons. It bothered Carly enough to the point she demanded he get it cut for her birthday in the Season 4 premiere, reverting his appearance back to his pre-"iDream of Dance" appearance. In the revival show, he's gone back to having longer hair.
  • Keet: A very loud and energetic Manchild.
  • Manchild: He is a sculptor for a living, often making whimsical and sometimes weird sculptures that usually end up catching on fire or exploding before being perfected. He loves light-up socks, has a pet goldfish (that he often forgets to feed, resulting in another pet goldfish), and once went to law school for three days. Carly even calls him a "manchild" in "iLove You" and he calls himself one in the series finale.
  • Military Brat: Notable in that his father has been deployed so long that not only has he never been seen in-series, but nothing about their home's layout, decor, or location reflects a military background.
  • Missing Mom: His mom is never seen nor mentioned in the original show. Luke asks Carly about their mom in "iStart Over", but she dodges the question.
  • Motor Mouth: Like Carly he can deliver long and impressive tongue-twisting dialogues.
  • My Sister Is Off-Limits!: He usually lets it slide whenever Carly flirts with other guys but he still has his limits. In "iDate A Bad Boy", he's outraged to see Griffin kissing his little sister. The rest of the first episode leads to him following her around, making sure Griffin isn't near her.
  • Nice Guy: Spencer is a rather cool guy who gives his younger sister a lot of freedom and even extends his brotherly instinct to her friends.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: Any time his Big Brother Instinct surfaces, he is a strict killjoy and set rules for Carly in "iLook-a-Like" and "iDate a Bad Boy", out of concern for her well being. Could be a result of the events of "iWanna Stay With Spencer" with Spencer undergoing Character Development to prove to his disapproving grandfather that he is a responsible guardian for Carly.
  • Older Than They Look: He's pushing forty by the revival yet looks no different from how he was in the original series.
  • Papa Wolf: Kicks a guy out of their apartment after he chases Carly for a kiss she does not want.
  • The Pornomancer: Scores with every woman on the show older than 18, and younger than Mrs. Benson. Also scored with Mrs. Benson in the Christmas Episode. And a 80 year old guy whilst Spencer was pretending to be a busty old woman. In "iMust Have Locker 239" he may have had a girl in his room at the start of the episode, and then scored with the art teacher at the end of that episode. In "iRobot Wedding", he and Harper have a competition to see who can get the most phone numbers at Nevel's wedding and while he ultimately loses, it's only by one number, and this is despite the fact that Harper is pansexual and thus had a larger pool to select from.
  • Practically Different Generations: He's thirteen years older than Carly and acts as her legal guardian.
  • Promotion to Parent: To Carly, in the Back Story.
  • Running Gag:
    • Spencer tends to bring up how Carly's friends spends more time at his house than at theirs.
    • Anything that Spencer fixed or created tends to catch on fire, even if they are not connected to any electrical sources. Its so bad that he made a fire extinguisher spray fire instead of foam.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: With Carly.
  • Smarter Than You Look: Even though he dropped out of law school, Spencer is still highly intelligent. It's worth noting that he didn't drop out because he was a poor student, but because he didn't want to become a lawyer, and has proven to be very competent legal advice all the same. See Bunny-Ears Lawyer above
  • Team Dad: Being the only adult in the main cast, he is this to Carly and her friends.
  • Took a Level in Dumbass: According to Jerry Trainor, Spencer has gotten even dumber in the 2021 series, and he was certainly not wrong. Spencer in the original show was a goof, but still competent when the situation called for it. In the revival, not so much. In "iHate Carly", he blinds himself with pepper spray, then tries to drive himself to the hospital while blind. In "iGot Your Back", he doesn't realize that the "actress" he hired to date Freddie is a sex worker until Carly points it out to him.
  • Walking Tech Bane: He has had this joke used on him in a number of episodes in which many things - even things that don't have an ignition source or don't even use electricity (one example being a drum set) - spontaneously combust. At one point, after putting out a fire with a liquid, the liquid caught on fire. He was unaware as to how, exactly, that could occur.
  • Wholesome Crossdresser: He has no qualms admitting he wears a size 10 dress, to the point having a Disguised in Drag subplot. He even poses as Pam Puckett in "iLost My Mind" to break Sam out of the mental hospital.

    Orenthal Cornelius "Gibby" Gibson 
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Portrayed by: Noah Munck

Appearing as a minor character when the series began, Gibby is among the main trio's friend and schoolmate and a frequent Butt-Monkey guest in the webshow. As the show progressed, he was slowly developed to be one of the gang's most loyal friends and a usual sidekick to Carly's eccentric big brother Spencer.


  • Alliterative Name: Averted, because Gibby is just a nickname.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: He's not very bright and it is implied in "iMust Have Locker 239" that he might be mentally handicapped. Though he has proven surprisingly crafty at times, as he was able to decipher Carly, Sam and Freddie's S.O.S. message in "iPsycho".
  • Ascended Extra: Originally was just meant to have a one-time appearance. He then started to apear more often while having an occasional moment in the limelight. He then got outright promoted to being part of the main cast starting with season 4.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Despite being a goofball, Gibby knows boxing and is capable of throwing a mean punch. When he finds out that his friends are captured by Nora, Gibby mounts a rescue and take on the psycho fangirl.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Pulls this off in iPsycho to save the gang from the Ax-Crazy fangirl Nora.
  • Chekhov's Skill: In "iEnrage Gibby", Gibby is shown to be a trained fighter who knows boxing. A few episodes later, he uses these skills to fight Nora.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: For such a nice guy, Gibby can easily be jealous. When he sees his girlfriend on top of Freddie, Gibby believes she is cheating on him and challenges Freddie to a fight. Once Freddie shows video evidence of what really happened, Gibby calms down and apologize to Freddie.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Gibby handles himself rather well during "iPsycho" in a fight against the crazed fangirl Nora, and had the upper hand until Sam stepped in to finish Nora off.
  • Embarrassing First Name: His legal name is Orenthal Gibson. No wonder he goes by "Gibby".
  • Fat Idiot: Although he gets better when he's promoted to a regular in Season 4.
  • Fan Disservice: Upon shirt removal—though viewers find it quite funny though.
  • Iron Butt Monkey: He has taken a lot of punishment, but when pushed too far, he can give as good as he gets.
  • Kavorka Man: Manages to get cute girlfriends like Tasha and Patrice despite being chubby and awkward.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: When he confirms that Nora had captured his best friends, his action is to go from Cloudcuckoolander to busting down her locked door and engaging her in a brawl throughout her house. Just when it looks like Nora's defeated Gibby, he takes off his shirt. Cue triumphant music.
  • Last-Name Basis: Sort of. "Gibby" is short for his last name "Gibson".
  • Likes Older Women: His girlfriend, Tasha, is a couple years older than him. He has also hit on several of Spencer's girlfriends.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: His real name was as much a surprise to his friends as it was to the audience.
  • Pokémon Speak: He says his name pretty often. This becomes more frequent in the later seasons, which often gets a cheer or a round of applause from the studio audience.
  • Promotion to Opening Titles: Starting in season 4, when Gibby becomes a main character.
  • Put on a Bus: He is absent from the 2021 revival.
  • Running Gag: Alternates from being shirtless or slow-witted during the first few seasons. When he became a main character, his shirtless scenes are ditched in favor of being unable to decipher a joke or a pun (which he averts by solving the gang's coded message by himself in "iPsycho").
  • Sanity Ball: In his subplot in "iStart a Fan War", he plays the role of Only Sane Man due to his only company being Guppy, an even bigger Cloudcuckoolander than him, and their senile grandfather.
  • Sequel Non-Entity: Like Sam, Gibby is absent from the revival. Unlike Sam, his disappearance isn't explained.
  • Shirtless Scene: For some reason, the kid is fond of taking his shirt off, prompting a reaction of Please Put Some Clothes On.
    • In "iStill Psycho" Gibby lampshades that he has been doing it less frequently.
    • In "iOpen A Restaurant" he states he won't take his shirt off anymore unless it's without good reason like "to take a swim or a shower or whatever.."
  • The Sixth Ranger: Made recurring appearances in the first three seasons, then joined the main cast.
  • Stout Strength: Don't be fooled by his chubby appearance. Gibby has been shown to have physical strength on par with Sam's, and is also a trained kick boxer. He's also the second strongest after Sam.
  • Vocal Evolution: Due to Noah Munck hitting puberty, Gibby's voice starts to get slightly deeper in season 4 and is much deeper by the time of season 6.
  • What Does She See in Him?: When Tasha is introduced, Carly and her friends are surprised that he's dating an attractive older girl.
  • Would Hit a Girl: He has no qualm fighting Nora after she kidnaps his friends. It helps that Nora is mentally unstable and incredibly hostile to begin with.
  • Who Names Their Kid "Dude"?: However, his real name is MUCH more embarrassing.

Debuted in Revival

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    Harper Bettencourt 
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Played By: Laci Mosley
Carly's new roommate. Her day job is working at Skybucks coffee shop, but she aspires to be a stylist.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Many of Harper's outfits show off part of her midriff.
  • Competition Freak: She and Spencer compete with each other quite often. In "iRobot Wedding" they have a competition to see who can score the most dates at Nevel's wedding. "iLove Gwen" takes it Up to Eleven. The episode opens with them playing pool, with Harper outright admitting that she doesn't like pool and only plays in order to beat Spencer at it. Millicent exploits their need to outdo each other so that they'll help her with her school's production of Romeo and Juliet (Spencer designing the sets and Harper making the costumes), promising them that there is a prize for whoever does the best job. Carly also exploits it in order to trick Spencer and Harper into doing puzzles with Mrs. Benson so that she and Millicent wouldn't have to. All she had to do was say that Spencer is the best at puzzles, with Harper unable to resist the challenge.
  • Contrasting Sequel Protagonist: Harper to Sam as Carly's new best friend: the former is a Riches to Rags black girl working a dead-end job at Skybucks while working to achieve her dream as a fashion designer and has no involvement in iCarly even if it could potentially benefit her. The latter was a middle-class white girl who never put effort into anything other than iCarly and grew up to live her life as a free sprit, from running a babysitting service to joining a biker gang.
  • Dead End Job: After her family went bankrupt, Harper has been working as a barista at Skybucks Coffee Bar with minimum wage for four years. She quits said job in "iMLM", as it was interfering with important fashion events.
  • The Fashionista: Her dream is to be a stylist, as she discovered a knack for it when she decorated her Skybucks apron. She also helped Carly pick out a dress for a fashion event.
  • Lipstick Lesbian: Lipstick pansexual as she is very feminine in style and mannerisms.
  • One Steve Limit: "iCarly Saves TV" had a character named Harper who performed a song on Carly's web show. Both characters are even portrayed by black actors.
  • Only Sane Man: Harper is the only character to realise the others have fallen for a MLM, making the breakthrough that snaps them out of it.
  • The Pornomancer: She is pansexual and quite successful in the carnal department. She and Spencer even have a competition to see who can get the most phone numbers at Nevel's wedding. She wins, albeit by one number.
  • Proud Beauty: She knows she's attractive and isn't shy about flaunting it.
  • Really Gets Around: Has had many sexual encounters, to the point that she's not even certain about whether a man she's setting up Carly with was someone she slept with or not.
  • Riches to Rags: Harper was born from a rich family who became bankrupt. She now works a minimum wage job at Skybucks.
  • Sassy Black Woman: Whether is to make fun of someone or giving them advice, most of Harper's lines are practically sassing them.
  • Twofer Token Minority: She's a black pansexual woman.

    Millicent Mitchell 
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Played By: Jaidyn Triplett
Freddie's adoptive stepdaughter. As an aspiring internet star, she views Carly as a threat to her success and tries to cancel iCarly.
  • Adult Fear: Her biological father died when she was very young. Despite this, she is a very well adjusted and confident young girl. It probably helps that both her mother and stepfather spoil her.
  • Alliterative Name: Millicent Mitchell.
  • Ambiguously Brown: She has dark brown skin, but her ethnic background hasn't yet been established. Her actress is half-black and she mentions studying Capoeira, perhaps implying Afro-Brazilian heritage. Her biological mother, Gwen is also shown to be of an unknown Ambiguously Brown (likely Latin American) ethnicitynote , though she's still much lighter skinned than Millicent, so her deceased birth father was most likely black.
  • Bratty Teenage Daughter: Not yet a teenager, but still tends to be rude to everyone, especially Carly and Freddie.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: Millicent is quite clever and crafty, but she often tries to take shortcuts to her success, like trying to cancel Carly.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She's probably the snarkiest of the cast in the revival, arguably moreso than Freddie. Carly tends to have that rivalry with her.
  • Disappeared Dad: Her birth father has passed away some time before her mother Gwen married Freddie, as revealed in "iLove Gwen".
  • Happily Adopted: Zig-zagged. After Freddie and her mother Gwen divorced, both took joint custody over Millicent, something she didn't initially seem happy about. However, it becomes apparent that Millicent does love Freddie in spite of her brattiness towards him and she eventually accepts Freddie as her father.
  • I Know Karate: She says that she knows Capoeira. Carly retorts that it's merely dancing.
  • Jerkass: She started out as a straight example of this, but eventually was retooled to more of a Jerk with a Heart of Gold.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite being snarky and occasionally mean to Freddie, she does genuinely care about him enough to not see him get heartbroken with another potential failed relationship, signifying that she does care about him. When she removes him from his role as "Chief Dad Officer" from her cupcake business, she doesn't do it out of malice, but due to Freddie taking things too seriously and even gives him her last thirteen dollars for his next startup. She's also able to put aside her differences with Carly whenever the situation calls for it, like when they thought Freddie and Gwen wanted to get back together.
  • Kid-Appeal Character: She's a social media obsessed preteen girl, likely meant to appeal to younger viewers, since the original characters have long since grown up.
  • Little Miss Snarker: Much of her dialogue consists of sarcasm aimed at the wackiness of the adults around her.
  • Manipulative Bitch: Tends to try and manipulate the adults around her, Freddie being the primary target.
  • Mouthy Kid: She's quite witty and doesn't take guff from anyone.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Mocks Carly for being a has-been, but is reminded that her channel only has two subscribers, one being Carly.
  • Snark-to-Snark Combat: She and Carly tend to take potshots at each other.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Personality-wise, she's very similar to Sam, minus the penchant for violence and with arguably more redeeming qualities than Sam had.
  • The Watson: She's the one who asks questions which invite explanation of events in Carly and Freddie's past that viewers who haven't seen the original iCarly (or did, but could use a little brushing up) need to know, such as their histories with Nora and Nevel.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: From "iGot Your Back" onward, she is noticeably a lot less hostile towards people, becoming more sarcastic instead of a straight-up Jerkass.
  • You're Not My Father: Says this to Freddie in "iStart Over", as Freddie is merely her stepfather who adopted her and shares custody with his second ex-wife (her biological mother). She seems to be changing her mind as of "iNeed Space".

Recurring Characters

Debuted in original series

    Marissa Benson 
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Portrayed by: Mary Scheer

Freddie's overbearing and overprotective mother who frequently clashes with the main characters.


  • Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: While Freddie loves his mom, her overbearing nature exasperates him to no end. Things reach their boiling point when her antics end up with him moving out in "iMove Out". She still does it 8 years later even when Freddie is a grown adult.
  • Big Damn Heroes: In "iStill Psycho" along with T-Bo.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Brought a first-aid suitcase to Freddie's fencing match.
    • She also had a tracking device installed in Freddie's head when he was a baby. It helps her locate him when he and his friends are in trouble twice.
  • Demoted to Extra: Since Season 4 started, she's only appeared 2-3 times a season. It's possible that Gibby being promoted to the main cast is the reason for this.
  • Doting Grandparent: She coddles Millicent much like she does Freddie.
  • Dual Wielding: Fencing sabers.
    • Again in "iStill Psycho" with cutlasses!
  • Flanderization: In the first season, she fit the pattern of classic OCD; in the second, not so much.
  • Florence Nightingale Effect: With Lewbert in one episode.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Almost nobody in the cast can stand her high-strung, overprotective attitude and generally only associate with her because she's Freddie's mother. Even Freddie finds her approach towards parenting irritating and, in one episode, got so fed up with it that he moved out. Millicent is the only character who's okay with Mrs. Benson overall, but even she needs time away from her.
  • Hidden Depths: In spite of her overprotective nature, she does displays fencing skills.
  • I Take Offense to That Last One!: When she says she can't see how Carly can be so happy just because she's dating a new guy.
    Sam: Sure, because you haven't had a date since Seinfeld got cancelled.
    Mrs. Benson: [Gasps] It wasn't cancelled! Jerry chose not to do another season.
  • Mama Bear: Lay a hand on her son and you'll regret it.
  • Master Swordswoman: She is a highly skilled fencer and comes from a long line of champion fencers.
  • My Beloved Smother: Taken to the very extreme every time she appears. However, some episodes such as "iGo to Japan" show that sometimes, Freddie actually does want some of the things she insists on such as still sleeping with a nightlight, and she acts that way for Freddie to hide that fact from Carly and Sam. She acts the same towards Millicent in the Revival, but Millicent doesn’t seem to mind.
  • Parent with New Paramour: She started dating Lewbert in "iHurt Lewbert".
  • Pet the Dog: In "iToe Fat Cakes", where she actually does make an attempt to help Carly out of the bathtub.
  • Pre Ass Kicking One Liner: In "iStill Psycho":
    Mrs. Benson: You girls want a little taste of the Fencin' Bensons?!
  • Properly Paranoid: Mrs. Benson comes across as overprotective of Freddie to an insane degree most of the time. However, she isn't exactly wrong in that Freddie is often in a number of harmful, even life threatening situations throughout the show, from regularly being beaten up by Sam to getting hit by a truck while protecting Carly. The tracking device she put in Freddie's head also becomes crucial to getting him and his friends out of trouble twice.
  • Relationship Sabotage: She participates in one against Freddie's relationship with Sam. While she's right to be upset over the relationship, her attempts are done in an incredibly hostile way.
  • Retired Badass: Came briefly out of retirement in "iFence".
  • Rhymes on a Dime: She has a series of silly, and occasionally morbid rhymes to help her through her daily life.
    Mrs. Benson: You won't get respect if your back's not erect.
    Mrs. Benson: When temperatures get too high, the elderly will start to die!
    Mrs. Benson: Wet and sticky is very icky. Sticky and wet makes Mommy upset.
  • Shipper on Deck: She initially shipped Creddie in the first few seasons. Ironically enough, when her son finally gets together with Carly, she's angry. This is only because she blames Carly for Freddie's injuries.

    Nevel Amadeus Papperman 
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Portrayed by: Reed Alexander

A Child Prodigy who hosts a popular review website called Nevelocity and has a strong crush on Carly. After Carly rejected his creepy advances, Nevel makes it his mission to ruin her life as payback.


  • Abhorrent Admirer: He has a strong obsessive crush on her and makes a series of advances on her during their first encounter, none of which Carly welcomes. She was quite disturbed to learn that he was her boyfriend in the Christmas alternate universe.
  • Affably Evil: Lampshaded by Shelby Marx, who describes him as "polite, but super creepy".
  • Arch-Enemy: To Carly and her friends.
  • Big Bad: The closest thing the show has to a primary antagonist and almost every episode he appears in has him stirring up a conflict, usually for no other reason than fun or to make Carly miserable. He may be the most recurring threat, but in terms of scale, he doesn't quite match Nora Dershlit's. In fact, a Sam and Cat episode has him being the Lesser of Two Evils helping Sam take down Nora a la Hannibal Lecter.
  • Breakout Villain: Doesn't appear all that much, yet is treated as close to a Big Bad as this show can get. The creators even stated that his character is The Joker to Carly's Batman.
  • Camp Straight: Acts and sounds very effeminate, but has been only shown to like girls.
  • Casting Couch: His first meeting with Carly reeks of this. He invites her over with a pretense of wanting a kiss from her. When she refuses his advances, he writes a bad review of iCarly on his website, causing the website's popularity to tank.
  • Catchphrase: "You'll rue this day! RUE IT!"
  • Composite Character: Of Terry-Thomas' aristocratic characters Algernon Hawthorne from It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World and Sir Percy Ware-Armitage from Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines, however, Nevel is much closer the latter, due to both characters' tendencies to sabotage the efforts of The Hero, but get backfired later on.
  • Cut Lex Luthor a Check: Despite being very young, he's obviously a pretty good computer tech or hacker or designer and such, and could probably make more money making websites if he didn't bother trying to shut down iCarly.com with various wacky schemes.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Carly refused to kiss him and stuck some food in his face. Therefore, he swore Carly would rue this day and he embarked on a campaign of revenge, which included fraud, cyberterrorism and even one point threatens Carly's life by bodily harm by making Shelby Marx his Unwitting Pawn to do the job.
    • One episode showed a video of him picking up the last jar of a particular brand of pickle in a store. As he's about to put it in his car, a little girl accidentally runs into him with a cart, causing him to drop the jar, which falls on the floor and breaks. He flips, screaming at the little girl and taking a lollipop she had out of her cart, then throws it on the ground, taunting her and screaming at her more as she's crying. The little SOB calls her mother an idiot. The numerous hateful comments the video receives about Nevel are well-deserved.
  • Evil Counterpart: He's basically season one Freddie without any of the latter's likable qualities.
  • Hacker Cave: As Carly and Sam put it, Nevel's 'Nerd Cave'.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: In "iPity the Nevel" he has a Heel Realization. Although he goes back to his old ways at the end of the episode, showing even if he tries to redeem himself, he is always going to be like this.
  • Happily Married : He has his close friend Prunella Pitz pretend to be his fiancé in his scheme to marry Carly. However, Prunella ends up falling for him for real and Nevel is so touched that they get married for real.
  • Humiliation Conga: Most of "iPity The Nevel". However, he does come out the better for it, having a Heel Realization and performing a Heel–Face Turn in the end.
  • If I Can't Have You…: He tried to ruin iCarly after she refused to kiss him during their first encounter.
  • Jerkass: He's very selfish and torments Carly and her friends out of amusement. That and out of anger towards Carly's rejection.
  • Nerdy Bully: Despite being wimpy and odd, he is a bad tempered kid with great computer skills and a popular blog. When Carly rejected his advances he set out to make her "rue the day" and had since become a recurring villain always attempting to take down iCarly. One episode had him go so far as attempting to get Carly brutally beaten by an MMA fighter in what was meant to be a fun publicity match.
  • Never My Fault: His whole reason for wanting to ruin the webshow is because Carly refused to let him kiss her. He seems to blame her for this, despite the fact that she was obviously uninterested in him and initially saw him as someone who was going to help the show.
    • In "iHalfoween" he blames the iCarly gang for not helping fix his reputation after the backlash he got for screaming at a little girl on camera in "iPity The Nevel". Except the gang did help salvage Nevel's reputation only for him to piss away any good will by then yelling at a wheelchair-bound man who accidentally bumped into him.
  • Not Good with Rejection: The reason why he torments Carly and her family is because he made several advances on her and she responded by smearing tapenade on his face. Borders on If I Can't Have You… and Crazy Jealous Guy.
  • Perverted Sniffing: In his first appearance, he sniffs Carly's hair in order to smell the shampoo she uses. Needless to say, she's a little creeped out by this.
  • Redemption Failure: The ending of "iPity the Nevel" when he gets into trouble for mistreating a wheelchair-bound man.
  • Retired Monster: After Carly made her final webcast and left Seattle, Nevel hasn't really schemed against her since then. But...Carly's return to Seattle has caused him to get out of retirement and enact a scheme to lure Carly so he can force her to marry him.
  • Sissy Villain: His behavior is slightly effeminate. It doesn't make him any less intimidating.
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: Constantly antagonizes the iCarly trio due to Carly not wanting to be his girlfriend.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Towards Carly. It gets super creepy in one scene where he's shown to have setup a series of monitors looping close up shots of Carly from the webshow. The kid even wanted to kiss her a couple of times during the show, one of them being during their first meeting. His whole plot in "iRobot Wedding" is to get Carly to attend so he can marry her. He ends up marrying his fake fiancée Prunella instead.
  • Screams Like a Little Girl: His bloodcurdling screams in "iGive Away a Car" and "iFight Shelby Marx".
  • Sympathy for the Devil: After hitting rock bottom on a viral video that disgraced himself, the iCarly gang of all people is the one he approached to ask help in restoring his good name. It doesn't last long though.
  • Villainous Crush: He's a reoccurring antagonist who has the hots for Carly.
  • What Have I Done: Has this reaction to his Heel Realization.
  • Yandere: To Carly.

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    Lewbert Sline 
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Portrayed by: Jeremy Rowley

The bitter and obnoxious doorman who's often pranked by the main characters.


  • Abusive Parents: Implied. When Spencer filled in for Lewbert as doorman, he separated Lewbert's mail into three categories: from his mother, death threats, and death threats from his mother.
  • Asshole Victim: He's always getting pranked with painful attacks by Carly and Sam often as retribution for Lewbert doing something horrible to them in the first place.
  • Berserk Button: He has many, but his biggest one is whenever something spills on his floor and it gets dirty so then he has to clean it up. When Freddie fell down the stairs, Lewbert yelled at him not to bleed one drop of blood on his recently cleaned floor.
  • Butt-Monkey: Though most of the time he deserves it.
  • Cassandra Truth: He knew Marta Trundel better than Carly and her friends. None of them believed him when he tried to convince them that Marta was evil.
  • Double Standard: Abuse, Female on Male: Simultaneously played seriously and for laughs. His ex-girlfriend was dangerously violent after the first two weeks. When she shows up again, she continues the abuse by cutting his hair against his will.
  • Freudian Excuse: He had a Hilariously Abusive Childhood and an abusive girlfriend before he came to Seattle. It's understandable why he would be so bitter.
  • Gonk: Both inside and outside (especially cause of the wart).
  • Hidden Depths: Played with. His interactions with Marissa show that he can be legitimately gentlemanly when he wants to be, but he's still a Child Hater.
  • I Was Quite the Looker: "iFind Lewbert's Lost Love" reveals that Lewbert used to be a male model and was quite handsome. However, his abusive ex-girlfriend Marta stressed him out to the point where he grew a large wart on his face. After moving to Seattle, changing his last name and getting the doorman position, he also threw in the towel on personal hygiene.
  • Jerkass: He's rude to all of the residents and acts incredibly obnoxious.
  • Large Ham: Doubles with No Indoor Voice. He screams most of his dialogue and is over-the-top with his nastiness.
  • Lazy Bum: Many times he sleeps on the job.
  • The Pig-Pen: He has an unkempt appearance and his apartment is filthy.
  • Stalker with a Crush: He was victim of one. He even had to jump off of a boat, swim ashore, and change his name just to get away from her. Needless to say, he was stressed out to the extreme when the iCarly trio invited her.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: When Carly and her friends go to his apartment to take care of him after an accident, he still acts rude to them and doesn't appreciate what they do to help him. Kinda justified since they're responsible for his injuries, but still. Even so, after Melissa takes care of him and waits on him hand and foot, Lewbert gets mad at her for cancelling their dinner reservation to rush to Freddie's aid who hurt himself on purpose.

    Wendy 
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Portrayed by: Mary Ann Springer

A student at Ridgeway who is well acquainted with the iCarly trio.


  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Vanishes in season 3, after her appearance in "iFight Shelby Marx", the last episode of Season 2 (though was sparingly mentioned).
  • Girl Posse: Two other, unnamed girls are often seen hanging around with her, although they provide a more likable example of the trope than most.
  • Graceful Ladies Like Purple: She tends to wear shirts or scarves with some shade of purple somewhere on them.
  • Innocently Insensitive: During Sam's birthday roast she (and the others) accidentally make Sam feel self conscious about being such a tomboy when she amusedly recalls a sleepover where Sam stole her bra, filled it with pudding and put it in the freezer to harden into bolas she treated the household with the next morning.
  • Ms. Exposition: She often shows up to tell the characters something that plays a role in the episodes plot (like how a comedy Tv show has been stealing iCarly's ideas).
  • Water Guns and Balloons: In one episode she and Sam throw mayonnaise filled balloons at Ms. Briggs' car.

    Guppy Gibson 
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Portrayed by: Ethan Munck

Gibby's younger brother.


  • Adorably Precocious Child: He has a goofy innocence and naivety about him often.
  • Alliterative Name: Guppy Gibson.
  • Big Brother Worship: He seemed to adore his older brother initially, but it seems like now they're getting on each other's nerves.
  • Big Damn Heroes: With his brother in "iPsycho". While Gibby takes on Nora, Guppy frees the gang by unlocking the door.
  • Catchphrase: "Happy Birthday!" Lampshaded in "iDo" when Gibby asks him if that's his catchphrase now.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: He is described by Spencer as "his little sister's weird friend's weirder little brother."
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Guppy first actual appearance is during the credits of "iSpeed Date", as a 5-year old Gibby who likes cheese.
  • Extreme Omnivore: One time he ate Spencer's hair on iCarly.com.
  • Precocious Crush: Seems to have a crush on Sam.
  • Sixth Ranger: In the "iPsycho" specials and is also a partner to Gibby.
  • Uncanny Family Resemblance: Because he is Noah Munck's real life younger brother. Their resemblance even had Spencer mistook Guppy for his brother.
  • Who Names Their Kid "Dude"?: Though "Guppy" is most likely a nickname, like Gibby's name.

    Principal Theodore "Ted" Franklin 
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Portrayed by: Tim Russ

The principal of Ridgeway High School.


  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: He's very lenient towards his students, and does not believe in discipline. Franklin is willing to overlook Sam's poor grades and bullying of other students in favor of Sam contributing to the comedy on iCarly, which he is a fan of. In "iGot Detention", after Sam seriously injures Mr. Howard, Franklin accepts Sam's notion that it was an accident and not a malicious attack which is why he was hesitant to give Sam a detention.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Though suprisingly, he's one of the most sane teachers.
  • Crazy-Prepared: After Freddie tries getting detention on purpose by dropping Franklin's phone to the ground while he was using it, Franklin gloats that his phone is indestructible due to being made a harder shell design and does nothing to punish Freddie whatsoever.
  • Nice Guy: He's very (if not overly) lenient towards his students, including Sam and even apologized to Sam for giving her detention as punishment for hacking into his computer. He remains friendly with Carly and Freddie when they're all grown up, even attending Carly's 27th birthday party.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: The only time he is upset at the iCarly gang is when they broke the law through their web show by soliciting money without offering anything in return and placed the school in legal danger by making it the address.
  • One of the Kids: He likes to hang out with the iCarly crew, especially since he and his kids love their webshow. He's the only adult at the school who has a sense of humor and enjoys laughing.
  • Only Sane Man: In comparison to the rest of the teaching staff.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: In a school full of Sadist Teachers, he's very fair and kind.
  • Token Minority: Russ was (for a while) the show's only black actor, a major recurring character as the school's principal until T-Bo arrived and was promoted to the main cast in Season 6, then the revival added Harper and Millicent as main characters.

    Ms. Francine Briggs 
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Portrayed by: Mindy Sterling

The strict English teacher at Ridgeway Secondary School who clearly hates children.


  • Brain Bleach: Carly and Freddie have the unfortunate timing of watching her exercise in her swimsuit and hiding behind a Randy Jackson cardboard cutout while she is rubbing her butt against it.
  • Child Hater: It's very clear that she hates every student in the school.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Threatens to expel Freddie simply because Spencer, a former student she despised, is at school.
  • Everything's Louder with Bagpipes: Quite terrible at playing the bagpipes. When she played on an episode of iCarly, the show starts to lose viewers until Freddie turns on the green screen behind her to play funny videos.
  • Evil Teacher: Loves punishing the kids for even the tiniest of reason.
  • Funny Background Event: When iCarly is losing viewers due to Briggs playing her bagpipes, Freddie turns on the green screen behind her to play funny videos and Briggs is none the wiser.
  • Hate Sink: She is a strict English teacher who punishes students for even the tiniest infringement, including trying to expel Freddie just because a former student she didn't like is present. Ms. Briggs' unfair treatment of the children at the school plays a big part in the creation of the titular webshow, as the main cast gets tired of her attitude and want to do something of their own.
  • I Will Punish Your Friend for Your Failure: She hated Spencer in the past so much that when she saw him again in school long after he graduated, she gives Freddie detention if Spencer didn't leave and after several more warnings, she threatened to expel Freddie.
  • Stalker Shrine: Has an entire room filled with Randy Jackson memorabilia.

    Mr. Howard 
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Portrayed by: David St. James

A malicious, mean teacher at Ridgeway High School who antagonizes the iCarly trio (especially Freddie).


  • Asshole Victim: In "iGot Detention" Sam pounded him in the face with a football and he was bruised so badly he had to wear a retainer. Principal Franklin doesn't really feel sorry for him.
  • Child Hater: He directly did say "I HATE CHILDREN!"
  • Disproportionate Retribution: He gives Gibby triple detention for being "too Gibby" and his smart-ass replies.
  • Establishing Character Moment: His first scene has him yell at some students for playing around in the halls and then shout that he hates children, making himself clear as a Child Hater and Sadist Teacher.
  • Evil Teacher: He enjoys punishing students more than teaching to them.
  • Hate Sink: While Mr. Howard's antics are mostly Played for Laughs, he is at his core a child-hating Sadist Teacher who gives students detention for petty reasons, including Carly slamming a locker door to Gibby being "too Gibby". Even the school's principal doesn't like him, and Mr. Howard calling him spineless for his Nice Guy tendencies gets him a well-deserved punishment from said principal himself in his debut episode.
  • Is This Thing Still On?: He called Principal Franklin "weak, spineless" on a webcam that the latter was watching.
  • Jerkass: To just about everyone around him.
  • Kick the Dog: He has a lot of them to count but torturing Gibby is by far the worst, despite Gibby knowing kickboxing.
  • Large Ham: In terms of being a Sadist Teacher.

    Chuck Chambers 
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Portrayed by: Ryan Ochoa

A bratty, violent young boy who holds a grudge against Spencer for getting him grounded. Spencer considers Chuck to be his arch nemesis.


  • Deliberately Cute Child: Acts this way to Carly in "iTwins" before she finds out the truth about him from Spencer.
  • Devil in Plain Sight: Although when his father does realize he's acting like a sociopath he promptly grounds him for it.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: He was breaking a building rule by playing raquetball in the lobby, and Spencer couldn't get him to stop, so he told Chuck's dad, who grounded him for 2 days. Chuck got revenge... By keeping Spencer locked up in a storage cage in the basement (and squirting him with a "suspicious liquid"). And then he's perfectly willing to beat the crap out of Spencer. All for a 2-day grounding over something he wasn't supposed to be doing in the first place. Then there's the fact that he broke into people's homes to steal their TV remotes because his dad took away his TV privileges a month.
    Chuck: If I can't watch TV, then NOBODY CAN!
  • Enfant Terrible: This kid is clearly on his way to becoming a dangerous criminal. At least until his dad sent him to military school.
  • Jerkass: He's needlessly petty and antagonizing to people.
  • Middle Child Syndrome: Inverted, he has an older sister and a younger brother but actually gets the most focus and attention in the family (although not always in a way which makes him happy).
  • Never My Fault: Despite having clearly been in the wrong about the whole "tennis in the lobby" situation, he makes a personal enemy of Spencer as though he'd decided to get him grounded for the hell of it.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: He is capable of beating up a fully grown man more than twice his size (Spencer).
  • Practically Different Generations: He has a sister named Gia who's old enough for Spencer to make a pass at.
  • Put on a Bus: His father finally had him sent to military school in the final season.
  • Running Gag: Being grounded by his father.
  • Sanity Slippage: Him getting grounded many times for trying to torment Spencer eventually drove him insane to a point he begins committing crimes not directly related to Spencer at all such as stealing TV remotes from the neighbors.
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: For Spencer. He is merciful towards Carly because of his crush on her.
  • The Sociopath: He has no regard for rules and is devious as they come especially when it comes to tormenting Spencer.

    Amanda "Mandy" Valdez 
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Portrayed by: Aria Wallace

A Loony Fan who's obsessed with iCarly. She likes wearing duck masks and quacking like a duck.


  • Catchphrase: "Quack quack!"
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Stalks the iCarlys with an unhealthy obsession, even having broke into their apartment not through the door but through the windows, and they live on the fourth floor.
  • Doting Grandparent: She has an affluent grandmother who Mandy bosses around into doing whatever she says to be attached to the iCarlys.
  • Loony Fan: She thinks the appropriate way for being their biggest fan is to hang out at their house, interfere with their webcast, and constantly send them presents. She's even attached to Spencer very much, even though he's usually absent from the show.
  • Running Gag: Her duck mask and quacking.
  • She Is All Grown Up: She is much older in her return appearance because of the long time gap between "iAm Your Biggest Fan" and "iWant My Website Back".
    "I know! I've blossomed!"
  • Stalker Without a Crush: Very much so. To be fair, she's not as bad as Nora.
  • The Thing That Would Not Leave: What makes her an annoyance to the iCarly team is that she doesn't know when she should show herself to the door.

    Terrance Jeter "T-Bo" Bo 
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Portrayed by: BooG!e

The Jamaican cook and cashier at the Groovy Smoothie who always pressures people to buy foods (especially bagels) in addition to smoothies.


  • Ascended Extra: Gets promoted to secondary character in Season 6, appearing in most of said season's episodes.
  • Berserk Button: Whenever people refuse his requests to buy food in addition to smoothies (especially bagels).
  • Big Damn Heroes: In "iStill Psycho", T-Bo and Mrs. Benson ride all over to the Dershlit to rescue the iCarly gang after Nora kidnaps them again.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Helps Mrs. Benson pull off a Big Damn Heroes to save the iCarly gang from the insane Dershlit family, beating up Mr. Dershlit singlehandedly.
  • Do Not Callme Paul: He hates being called "Terrence".
  • Fake Guest Star: Unlike Noah Munck, BooG!e was not credited alongside the main cast once T-Bo became a regular in the final seasons. Even though he appeared with the rest of the main cast in the closing scene of the show's final season.
  • Greed: Most likely his main motive for selfishly pressuring patrons at Groovy Smoothie to buy bagels and other foods. Though he has given Carly a muffin for free before.
  • It's All About Me: While a nice guy overall, he's remarkably selfish and shallow especially how he aggressively pressures customers to buy more than just smoothies.
  • Mad Libs Catch Phrase: "Wanna buy a (food item)?", with said food being different every time.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: His full name is Terrance Jeter Bo.
  • Running Gag: Trying to sell food off a stick, even having done it with donuts before but not through their holes.
  • Sixth Ranger: Definitely in Season 6.
  • The Thing That Would Not Leave: Is this to Carly in "iGot Banned" and when Carly kicks him out, T-Bo also bans her from Groovy Smoothie as "equivocal" retribution.

    Nora Dershlit 
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Click here to see her in the Revival 
Portrayed by: Danielle Morrow

A social outcast with no friends other than her pet chicken Maurice. Nora is a big fan of iCarly and invites the Carly, Sam and Freddie to attend her 16th birthday party, hoping their presence will attract others to her party and it works. Turns out, Nora is a psychopath who wants to keep them with her forever, so she locks them in her basement, where they remain until Gibby rescues them. Nora is sent to prison, but is granted parole a year later and kidnaps them a second time, along with Gibby and Spencer, this time with help from her equally insane parents.


  • Ax-Crazy: Lampshaded in-universe. She is completely insane, wields an actual ax at one point and is perfectly willing to kill. She's worse in "iStill Psycho" and has her equally insane parents backing her up. Although she has mellowed out considerably in "iHate Carly", she still isn't entirely sane.
  • Basement-Dweller: Even as an adult, she still lives with her parents, which Freddie hypocritically chides her for.
  • Batman Gambit: In "iStill Psycho" especially. Her plan depended on so many things- the iCarlys forgiving her and agreeing to go to her house, the judge paroling her, Spencer picking them up and needing to use the bathroom, etc.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: For all her craziness, Nora seems to know how to fight, able to fight Gibby, who knows boxing, to a stand still, and matches Mrs. Benson in fencing.
  • Berserk Button: God help you if you besmirch the name of Maurice, her pet chicken.
  • Big Bad: Of the "Psycho Specials" ("iPsycho", "iStill Psycho", and "#SuperPsycho"). She's not as recurring as Nevel, but always presented as a more serious threat.
  • Comically Missing the Point: She fails to realize any metaphor of insanity directed at her. But she's well aware of her insanity in "iStill Psycho", she just doesn't care.
  • Dark Action Girl: While she's not all that attractive, she's no slouch when it comes to fighting and engages Gibby in a rather brutal fight and holds her own.
  • Depraved Bisexual: Kisses a girl at her sweet 16 party while she also has a MAJOR crush on Freddie.
  • The Dreaded: By the time Sam & Cat rolls around, even Sam is afraid of her. And in the 2021 revival, Carly, Freddie and Spencer are terrified upon seeing her at Skybucks for the first time in a decade, with Spencer attempting to taze and pepper spray her on sight. (Though by that point, Nora's no longer dangerous.)
  • Evil Counterpart: She's basically an evil version of Mandy Valdez. Both are obsessed fans of iCarly with bird motifs. (Mandy with her duck mask, Nora with her pet chicken Maurice.) Nora takes her obsession to extremes that Mandy never did.
  • Face–Heel Turn: While technically starting as a Woobie fan, she later turned into the episode's deranged Big Bad.
  • Freudian Excuse: She has no friends, her parents left her alone on her birthday (apparently something she's used to happening), and she's had a pretty horrible life. Though this isn't nearly enough to justify her actions in "iStill Psycho" and it turns out her family is just as psychotic as she is.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Zig-Zagged. In "iHate Carly", Carly runs into Nora at Skybucks ten years after their previous encounter. Carly immediately assumes Nora is the one who has been trolling her online, but she denies it, claiming that years of therapy have helped her regain her sanity. While it turns out that the troll was someone else, seeing Carly again triggered Nora's old obsession and she begins stalking Carly and Freddie, first by crashing Carly's date with Justin, then by climbing into her apartment. However, Nora never attempts to physically harm anyone, apologizes to Carly for her behavior and leaves in peace when Carly orders her to get out.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: Is a lonely girl with only her chicken to talk to...so she decides to kidnap the iCarly crew under the delusion that they're her friends.
  • Insistent Terminology: Nora despises any other words to describe her insanity. She prefers being called a "disturbed, lonely sociopath".
  • It Runs in the Family: "iStill Psycho" reveals that her parents are just as Ax-Crazy as she is.
  • I Will Punish Your Friend for Your Failure: Kidnaps Spencer and traps him in her basement on a giant wheel, spinning him if the iCarly gang does anything she doesn't agree with. She even threatens to kill him if they go too far.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Unlike most villains in the show, she's treated as a dangerous lunatic In-Universe and whenever she shows up, there's little doubt the iCarly gang are going to be in serious danger.
  • Laughably Evil: She may be a deranged sociopath, but she's still over-the-top, goofy, and talks to a chicken.
  • Loony Fan: Her obsession with iCarly makes Mandy look sane by compairson.
  • The Mad Hatter: In "iStill Psycho" she's perfectly aware of how insane she is.
  • Manipulative Bitch: In both of her appearences, she plays up her Freudian Excuse to trick the iCarly gang to do as she wants them to, not revealing her true motivations until they're already in her trap.
  • Mismatched Eyes: Danielle Morrow has one brown eye and one blue eye due to Heterochromia. This helps show that Nora isn't just a lonely nice girl.
  • Never My Fault: Blames the iCarly gang for "ruining" her birthday party, when it was her own fault for kidnapping them in the first place.
  • Not Me This Time: In "iHate Carly", a troll has been sending Carly hateful comments. After contacting the person for a meetup, she happens to encounter Nora in the coffee shop. Nora denies sending the hate and claims she's changed. She's right, as the troll turned out to be someone else. Seeing Carly again did awaken her old behavior and she starts stalking Carly and Freddie. But she never attempts to hurt anyone and makes an effort to apologize, which Carly and Freddie don't buy.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: Even ten years after the original series and years of therapy ridding her of her violent tendencies, Nora has not gotten over her obsession over Carly and Freddie. She continues to follow them around (going as far as to climb all the way up to her apartment) until Carly tells her to stop.
  • Reformed, but Not Tamed: Even after years of therapy, she's still quite off-putting and has trouble respecting Carly and Freddie's boundaries. At least she doesn't hurt anyone.
  • The Sociopath: She's even refered to as one In-Universe. She even admits it herself.
    Carly: Nora... You're a nutcase!
    Nora: The correct term is disturbed, lonely sociopath.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Between appearences, she got a lot crazier as a result of being locked up in prison. She also begins to lose it quite a bit towards the end of "iStill Psycho".
  • Yandere: A non-romantic version towards the iCarly crew. She will do whatever it takes to keep them in her house and make sure they never leave. She's so delusional that she considers them like her angels.

    Socko 

Spencer's best friend.


  • Best Friend: He's a close confederate to Spencer since at least high school, who seems to confide in him off-screen, with Socko often managing to help him out with problems in the show and the two doing a fist bump in the one episode Socko (or his arm anyway) appears.
  • The Clan: Socko has lots of cousins, siblings, aunts uncles and the like who also do favors for Spencer.
  • The Ghost: He's constantly mentioned but only has one confirmed appearance on the show (and that was just his hand sticking through the doorway). In-Universe Freddie's blog lampshades his absence and claims that he's camera shy
  • Meaningful Name: He owns a sock company, although its unclear if its his real name or not. Everyone else in the family seems to have a name that corresponds to their profession (a car salesman named Otto, a thief named Rob, etc.)

Debuted in Revival

    Beau 
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Portrayed by: Conor Husting

Carly's ex-boyfriend who breaks up with her on a livestream in "iStart Over". Though, it later turns out in "iReturn to Webicon" that he still has feelings for her.


  • Betty and Veronica: The fun-loving and spontaneous "Veronica" to Wes' cautious and practical "Betty" and Carly's "Archie". However, Carly finds Beau easier to get along with than Wes, because of how similar in personality she and Beau are.

    Double Dutch 
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Portrayed by: Poppy Liu

Harper's first styling client after quitting her job at Skybucks. Double Dutch is a world-famous celebrity who was once described by a magazine as "the most innovative star to be born in the year 1994". She is full of herself and a bit spacey, but she has faith in Harper's ideas. Her relationship with Harper gradually becomes less professional and more romantic as time goes on, and the two share a kiss in "iReturn to Webicon".


  • Alliterative Name: Double Dutch. Though it's her stage name.
  • Asian Airhead: She's of Asian descent and is quite spacey.
  • Informed Ability: She's an internet-famous pop star, but we've yet to see her perform. She does sing a little bit in "iCan Fix It Myself", but she sounds pretty bad (Either she wasn't giving it her all or she relies on Autotune).
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She's an arrogant diva, but she does appreciate Harper and values her opinions. She also let Spencer pet-sit her dog to help him get over his breakup with Maeve.
  • The Nicknamer: She calls everyone (sans Harper) "Josephine" (her sister's name) because she can't be bothered to learn their names.
  • The Prima Donna: She's spoiled, full of herself and very demanding. Carly refers to her as a "high-maintenance indie darling".
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Her real name isn't given. She's usually addressed as simply "Dutch", which suggests that "Dutch" is her actual first name.
  • Twofer Token Minority: She's an Asian woman who's sexually attracted to women.

    Maeve 
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Played By: Lyric Lewis
Harper's cousin who pretended to be kidnapped at sea for four years after her family lost all their money.
  • Faked Kidnapping: Maeve pretended to be kidnapped in order to avoid paparazzi and debt collectors after her family went broke.
  • Long-Lost Relative: She is Harper's missing cousin, who was kidnapped by pirates overseas for four years. She actually faked her kidnapping after her family went backrupt and used the kidnapping as a cover story to go on a cruise ship.
  • Love Interests: To Spencer. Unlike Spencer's previous single episode romances, she has a steady relationship with him, joining the main cast and living with him upon her debut episode. However, things quickly grow sour between them as a result of them having moved too fast and they agree to part ways.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Despite only being cousins, her and Harper look quite alike.

    Wesley "Wes" 
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Portrayed by: Josh Plasse

A car mechanic who Carly initially finds annoying because he tells her that her beloved car can't be salvaged. After facing her fear of replacing her car, Carly warms up to him and they decide to start dating.


  • Betty and Veronica: The cautious and practical "Betty" to Beau's fun-loving and spontaneous "Veronica" and Carly's "Archie". However, Carly finds Beau easier to get along with than Wes, because of how similar in personality she and Beau are.

One-time Characters

    Melanie Puckett 
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Portrayed by: Jennette McCurdy

Sam's bubbly twin sister.


  • Boarding School: According to Sam in Melanie's debut episode, Melanie's a Scholarship Student at some fancy boarding school.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The Responsible to Sam's Foolish. Melanie is a hard-working girl who got a scholarship to a private school, treats people well and stays out of trouble. Sam is a bad student and a borderline-sociopathic bully who has frequent run-ins with the law.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: She's a blonde like her sister, but she's a lot nicer than Sam.
  • Nice Girl: Unlike Sam, she isn't aggressive in the slightest and is kind to everyone.
  • Only Sane Woman: Of the Puckett family, being even-tempered and level-headed. There's also her cousin, Greg Patillo, who is a musician and is one of the few people in Sam's family to not have a criminal record.
  • Polar Opposite Twins: She and Sam are identical twins—Melanie's very girly, incredibly nice, and likes a lot of things that Sam doesn't. And while both girls have crushes on Freddie, Melanie is more open with her feelings than Sam is.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The Girly Girl to Sam's Tomboy.
  • Tomboyish Ponytail: Inverted. While Melanie is the Girly Girl to Sam's Tomboy, she wears her hair in a ponytail while Sam wears her hair down.
  • White Sheep: She and her cousin Greg Patillo are two of the few (if not the only) people in Sam's family to not have criminal records (and to not be either insane and/or bullies).

    Pam Puckett 
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Portrayed by: Jane Lynch

Sam's terrible mother.


  • Abusive Parent: Seems to be verbally and/or emotionally abusive to Sam. She often gets into arguments with her and once asked her why she couldn't be more like her sister, Melanie. She even fed a baby Sam bottles of black coffee, something very unhealthy for babies, just because it made Sam dance funny.
  • Alliterative Name: Pam Pucket.
  • Cerebus Retcon: The previous 'wacky' behaviour Sam talks about is retconned into something serious and Played for Drama when she shows up in her episode iSam's Mom.
  • Fan Disservice: Implied in "iFight Shelby Marx"
    Sam: Aw man! Did someone post more pics of my mom in her bikini?
  • Foil: Pam is rather verbally abusive, a stark contrast to Freddie's Beloved Smother.
  • Generation Xerox: She and Sam are exactly alike.
  • Parental Favoritism: She seems to prefer Melanie over Sam, as evidenced by her asking Sam why she isn't more like Melanie.
  • Parental Neglect: Sam complains that her mom never feeds her anything.
  • Really Gets Around: She frequently jumps into relationships with various men, most of which end in disaster because her boyfriends are mostly thieves and conmen.
  • Too Dumb to Live: The woman drove her car after getting eyedrops that distorted her vision, causing her to crash through a wall. This action was a nod to Drake & Josh, where Josh's boss, Helen, does the same thing. Sam and Melanie were born on a bus because she took one while having labor pains instead of calling a cab.
  • Tsundere: She appears to be a Type A for Sam. Although she gets into fights with her daughter and compares her to Melanie, she loves Sam. She just doesn't know how to show it.
  • Unseen No More: She spends three seasons as The Ghost, before being revealed in the episode "iSam's Mom".
  • Victoria's Secret Compartment: Keeps lipstick in her bra.

    Shelby Marx 
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Portrayed by: Victoria Justice

A fifteen-year-old undefeated MMA fighter who challenges Carly to an exhibition fight for charity.


  • Action Girl: She's an MMA fighter.
  • Ambiguously Gay: While nothing about Shelby's sexuality is hinted at, she does have a few subtext moments with Carly and fits a few Butch Lesbian stereotypes.
  • Bare Your Midriff: The majority of her outifts show off her midsection.
  • Berserk Button: Don't attack her grandmother. She won't hold back on you if you do.

    Wade Collins 
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Portrayed by: Alex Schemmer

A mean singer who guilts Carly and Sam into helping him produce a music video and verbally abuses them throughout the process.


  • Accidental Misnaming: Pronounced "Gibby" as "Jib-lee." Gibby's okay with it.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: At first, he seems like a meek and mild-mannered Nice Guy who's trying his best to look out for his sick mother. Needless to say, that impression of him ends up completely shattered by the episode's ending.
  • Child Hater: He says he does in one of his rants during the end. As well as teenagers, animals, and America.
  • Con Man: He swindles the trio into helping him with a music video by lying about his sick mother.
  • Even the Guys Want Him: Gibby seems to be pretty infatuated with him.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: He still cast his shadow in giving the trio trouble in "iFix a Pop Star," when the video he tricked the gang into helping him with that became very popular attracted the attention of the talentless pop star Ginger Fox to recruit them to help her get her career back on track, otherwise become The Scapegoat if she flops, which surprisingly and fortunately does not occurred at the end when they somehow manages to did made a invokedCareer Resurrection for her, despite her obvious flaws.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: What doesn't piss this guy off?
  • Hate Sink: Likely, given the amount of effort the writers put into making him such a Jerkass.
  • Hot Guys Are Bastards: He's a handsome stud, but The Mean Brit big time.
  • I Lied: He smugly admits that he only said his mother was sick to get sympathy, and even shares a laugh with his mother in the main trio's face for believing it.
  • Jerkass: Big time. He seems like a Nice Guy at first, but very quickly proves to be an arrogant, demanding, selfish, whiny, borderline Evil Brit who just isn't pleasant in the slightest.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: With the gang exposing his true nature to the viewers, it's implied he is pummeled by an angry mob encouraged by them online and then banned from ever returning to America.
  • Manipulative Bastard: After the main trio's influence cost him the win, he plays the sympathy card so that they'll want to help get his career back on track. He even admits it, claiming that Americans are suckers for a good sob story.
  • The Mean Brit: He is from Britain and an unpleasant person.
  • Metaphorically True: To gain sympathy, Wade told a deliberate lie, that his mother was desperately ill and needed surgery. Although the trio later learned that Wade's mother was not ill, she was quite overweight, and could probably have used some surgery for that, thus making Wade's claim that she needed surgery not entirely wrong.
  • Nice Character, Mean Actor: Pretends to be a nice guy in public, but is a complete jerk in private.
  • Only in It for the Money: He doesn't care about music! invokedHe wants MONEY!
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: He's not fond of Americans and makes it well known.
  • Sore Loser: Does not take losing on "America Sings" well and resort to swindling the trio into helping him win.
  • Verbal Tic: Calling someone a "hobknocker."

    Missy Robinson 
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Portrayed by: Haley Ramm

Carly's former best friend who returns to reclaim her former position from Sam.


  • Bitch Alert: After she clearly states what her intentions are, she gives Sam an evil smirk when the two are at school.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: She's all nice and sweet when Carly is around.
  • Childhood Friends: Missy and Carly were friends when their parents were placed at the same Naval base when they were children.
  • Evil Redhead: She has red hair and is a very nasty individual, going as far as poisoning Sam with spoiled chocolate.
  • Dislikes the New Guy: She hates Sam, and makes it very clear what her intentions are, when she comes back.
  • Friendship Favoritism: She claims that Carly is her best friend, and can be no one else's.
  • Jerkass: She's rude, selfish, and is as fake as they come.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Twice (maybe thrice?) over—to go into greater detail:
    • After Carly learns that Sam was telling the truth about Missy, Carly breaks off her friendship with Missy.
    • She "wins" Ridgeway's School at Sea-contest (Freddie was the actual winner, but gave it up to Missy so she'd stop trying to wreck the iCarly-trio's friendship), which she's excited about—but at the end of the episode, it turns out that, not only is the School at Sea-program nowhere near as glamorous as it's advertised to be, but Missy suffers from some pretty intense seasickness (and this was after Carly had told Freddie that, when she and Missy were little kids, Missy used to suffer from seasickness as a little kid but assumed that she must have overcome as she got older, especially with how excited she was about "winning" the School at Sea-contest).
  • One-Shot Character: She's only present in one episode, and is never seen or mentioned again.

    Lauren Ackerman 
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Portrayed by: Jessica Makinson

The former U.S. history teacher for the iCarly trio who has emotional problems.


  • Ambiguous Disorder: For her mood swings in this episode, it's possible Ms. Ackerman suffers from bipolar disorder.
  • Ax-Crazy: Even if she didn’t kill anyone that we know of (despite having tried to strangle Spencer), she’s still a deeply disturbed woman who is driven to hurt others, in this case her students.
  • Beyond Redemption: She is a total lost cause who isn't even worth helping to find love again when Spencer becomes miserable around her. Her getting arrested is a huge relief for the gang.
  • Double Standard: Abuse, Female on Male: Played with. While much of Lauren's instability in regards to her relationship with Spencer is Played for Laughs, their relationship is still accurately portrayed as toxic and unhealthy.
  • Evil Is Hammy: As usual for characters in a Kid Com.
  • Evil Teacher: She's a selfish and abusive power harasser.
  • Hate Sink: Likely, given the amount of effort the writers put into making her such a jerkass. Her break-ups for her unpleasant nature with her first boyfriend and Spencer and getting arrested at the end were well-deserved.
  • Hot Teacher: Freddie starts drooling when he sees her in a revealing red gown.
  • Ice Queen: When she's in a break-up.
  • Lady in Red: For her date with Spencer, she wears a tight fitting dress.
  • Misplaced Retribution: She had a nasty habit of punishing her students whenever she was broken up with.
  • Mix-and-Match Critters: She made a stuffed panda-pig doll for Spencer.
  • Mood-Swinger: Her mood depends on whether she's in a relationship or not.
  • One-Shot Character: Present in one episode and is never seen or mentioned again.
  • Psychopathic Womanchild: She cries like a little girl and throws a tantrum when she doesn't get what she wants.
  • Revenge by Proxy: In retaliation for Spencer breaking up with her, Lauren gives Carly an F on a surprise quiz and forces her to do jumping jacks when she tries to reason with her.
  • Sadist Teacher: She becomes this following her and Spencer's break-up.
  • Yandere: She becomes extremely clingy to Spencer and invades his privacy as much as possible.

    Chip Chambers 
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Portrayed by: Jacob Bertrand

The younger brother of Chuck Chambers. His goal is to get revenge on Spencer for getting Chuck sent to military school.


  • Big Brother Instinct: Inverted. Chip is Chuck's younger brother who decides to take revenge on Spencer by screwing with him and screwing with Carly as a form of poetic justice: since Chuck messed with Spencer, as Chuck's younger sibling Chip will screw with Spencer's younger sibling Carly.
  • Cousin Oliver: His introduction was likely due to Chuck's actor having outgrown his role.
  • Enfant Terrible: He's even worse than Chuck. Chuck at least left Carly out of his feud with Spencer.

Alternative Title(s): I Carly 2021

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