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    Dev and Lee 

Devlin 'Dev' Miski

  • Determinator: You can throw the media, jealous, smug ex-best friends, unsupportive teammates, angry fathers, and homophobic rival football players and fans at Dev all at once and it still won't matter to him. He's still gonna play football. He's still gonna be in love with Lee.
  • Straight Gay: You'd never know from talking to him that he's gay.
  • The Unfavorite: Dev's older brother is married with kids and has a relatively successful law career and it's pretty clear that Dev's parents hold Dev up to his standard for much of his early life.

Wiley 'Lee' Farrel

  • Closet Key: For Dev, who never knew he was gay until he met Lee.
  • Gone Horribly Right: In a good way. He originally just wanted to sleep with a dumb jock to get back at him for what happened to Brian. He never expected to fall in love with Dev.
  • Wholesome Crossdresser: While he was dating Dev in the beginning, since Dev was still in the closet. It gets phased out in later books.
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    Family and Friends 

Brenly Harold Farrel

Eileen Farrel

  • Toxic Friend Influence: Her relationship with Wiley was already strained at best, but then Eileen joined some kind of support group for parents whose children were "corrupted" by the gays, and started spending time with Mrs. Hedley, who ended up driving an even bigger wedge between Eileen and Wiley.

Aunt Carolyn

Mikhail Miski

  • Husky Russkie: He's a second-generation Siberian immigrant and prides himself on his ability to fight.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He doesn't overly approve of Dev's relationship with Lee, but once he gets to know Lee, he's willing to tolerate it since it makes Dev happy.
  • Noble Bigot: Mikhail is a loving father and husband, but old-fashioned in his views.

Duscha Miski

Gregory Miski

Salim

  • The Beard: He's married with a kid, but has a boyfriend on the side.

Hal Kinnel

Gena Kingston

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Coach Samuelson

Steez

Fisher Kingston

Corey "Killer" Mitchell

Gerrard Marvell

Carson

Ty Nakamura

Charm

Vonni

Pike

Kodi

Colin

  • Armored Closet Gay: He's gay, though he has a wife and maintains an anti-gay attitude.
  • The Resenter: Seems to be the basis of his antipathy towards Dev, who (in his mind) gets to do whatever he wants free of consequence, whereas Colin apparently feels constrained by his religion and the expectations of others.

Zillo

Lightning Strike

  • Attention Whore: Lightning Strike loves attention and often makes himself the center of it.
  • Asexual: He claims to have no preference for either men or women and practices "tantric meditation" in lieu of sex.
  • Innocently Insensitive: At one point he gets Dev bondage gear for Christmas, having somehow come to the conclusion that it was something that Dev would want.

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Morty

Alex

Paul

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Brian Dallas

  • Attention Whore: He wants attention, but only on his own terms, even if it means hurting the people around him and gets bitter when things don't go his way.
  • Freudian Excuse: Brian's whole reason for getting involved with gay rights activism and for hating Dev — and football players in general. He was a victim of a gay bashing that was led by typical Jerk Jocks, which ended with him having a few broken bones.

Ogebly

Carrol Chavon

Argonne

Vincent King

Peter Emmanuel

Mrs. Hedley

Daiman

Arch

Tami Tachibana

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