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    John Tucker 
Played by: Jesse Metcalf

  • The Ace: A charming, handsome, popular, talented athlete.
  • Aloof Big Brother: To Scott.
  • Anti-Villain: Rather sympathetic, despite being such a class A jerk to girls.
  • Big Man on Campus: Every embarrassing thing he does becomes an instant trend.
    Beth: I'd hit him with my car if he wouldn't make body casts a fashion statement.
  • Butt-Monkey: The girls put him in some really embarrassing situations.
  • The Casanova: He dated three different girls at the same time.
  • Humiliation Conga: The whole movie is basically John going through one humiliating moment after another. From being rumored to have herpes, being given estrogen, to being paraded in front of the entire basketball team wearing nothing but panties, John's life just becomes one embarrassing situation after another.
  • Jerk Jock: While qualifying to fit the trope, it's downplayed. See Anti-Villain.
  • Lady Killer In Love: With Kate. It changes him.
  • Not Good with Rejection: He can't resist a woman who plays hard to get.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: John's a big manly-man jock while Scott is the more sensitive nerdy type.

Played by: Brittany Snow


Played by: Arielle Kebbel

Played by: Sophia Bush

  • Ambiguously Bi: She comments on Kate's mom's hotness and she kisses Kate (albeit for practice).
  • Brainy Brunette: Deeply subverted.
  • Butt-Monkey: She still loses her skirt even after she doesn't date John.
  • The Ditz: She means well, but her behavior is usually bordering on the silly.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Downplayed, in comparison to Carrie or Heather, but it seems she is pretty mean. While befriending the others, she is revealed to actually be rather kindhearted.
  • Good Bad Girl: See Really Gets Around
  • Granola Girl: She is made of this trope - a militant vegan who gets her yearbook pictures printed on recycled paper.
  • Really Gets Around: Apparently, it's a vegan teen activist thing. Frequently lampshaded.
    Carrie: Beth is still in the car!
    Heather: Slut in truck! I repeat, slut in truck!
  • Soap Box Sadie:
    (shouts at the basketball game) "Kill the Bobcats!" (turns back to her vegan friends)' "Not the real bobcats - they're endangered!"
  • Woman Scorned: Her motive to destroy John.

Played by: Ashanti

Played by: Penn Badgley

Played by: Jenny McCarthy



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