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    Pepper Ann Pearson
Voiced by: Kathleen Wilhoite

The 12-year-old protagonist of the series, whose emotions come out in fantasies.

  • Adorkable
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: She wants to be a scientist, and when she puts her mind to it she's quite capable.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: At least that's what most characters think of her, including the twins.
  • Fiery Redhead: She even had the nickname "Flare" in one episode!
  • Gamer Chick: Video games were one of her dominant interests; she especially loved (and dominated at) an arcade game called Crunch Pod.
  • Informed Judaism: She's Jewish on her mother's side, but doesn't really seem to practice the religion actively outside of a few holidays with the family.
  • Meganekko: She's got glasses, all right!
  • Mixed Ancestry: Pepper Ann is Jewish on her mom's side of the family and Spanish, British, and Navajo Indian on her dad's side (though her dad sounds like he could also be Australian).
  • Miss Imagination: There are almost Family Guy-like cuts to how she sees or imagines things.
  • Otaku Surrogate: Comic books were another thing that she was into.
  • Passionate Sports Girl: She's into sports, all right, and she's passionate. Soccer especially.
  • Protagonist Title: Her name is the title of the series and she's the main character.
  • Skirt over Slacks: She wears a skirt over blue jeans.
  • Talking To Them Self: She frequently has discussions with her conscience in any reflective surface, or any place where she can see her own face—even in a bowl of pasta!
  • Tomboyish Ponytail: She's a tomboy, all right, and she's got a ponytail.
  • Tomboyish Voice: She's got a fairly deep, croaky, androgynous-sounding voice (though it's not as deep as her sister Moose's).
  • Unwanted Assistance: In universe. As a Running Gag, Pepper Ann is chronically bad at helping people and giving advice. Lampshaded in "The Amazing Becky Little."
    Milo: "How to put this... hmm... often-times when you attempt to help people they end up worse off than before you-"
    Pepper Ann: "Don't you think I know that?"

    Nicky Little
Voiced by: Clea Lewis

One of Pepper Ann's two best friends. She is soft-spoken and an overachieving violinist.

  • Beware the Nice Ones: She's cute and speaks softly, but she's proven able to hypnotize her own teacher, Jedi-style!
  • Catchphrase: Nicky has "absolutamente." Though she doesn't say it quite as constantly as the regular catchphrase it does pop up from time to time.
  • Mood-Swinger: She's proven capable of changing to very strong anger when the situation calls for it.
  • Only Sane Man: When she is not having her random outbursts, Nicky is close to being the only Normal person in Hazelenut.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: Her long hair goes with her soft-spoken and bookish personality.
  • Reformed Bully: When Pepper Ann first met her, she was the class bully. It's revealed that this was largely due to resentment towards her overachieving older sister Becky, and she reforms soon after.
  • Sibling Rivalry: With Becky.
  • Silk Hiding Steel: Demure as she looks, never underestimate her.
  • The Smart Guy: She's very book-smart.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: The very same episode dealt with PA trying to help Nicki figure out why she was so afraid of swans. It led to PA realizing that her fear probably stemmed from her feelings of resentment towards her older sister Becky in a sort of The Ugly Duckling transference. Nicki conceded that actually made sense. Subverted, though, when Becky states she's afraid of swans too, revealing the real reason to be a frightening swan toy they used to have.

    Milo Kamalani
Voiced by: Danny Cooksey

One of Pepper Ann's two best friends. He is a very eccentric and highly dramatic artist.

    Margaret Rose "Moose" Pearson
Voiced by: Pamela Segall

Pepper Ann's tomboyish little sister.

    Lydia Pearson
Voiced by: April Winchell

Overprotective divorced perky mother of Pepper Ann and Moose.

  • Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: Lydia occasionally slips into this, but especially when she took Pepper Ann bra shopping.
  • Amicably Divorced: From her former husband. Lifestyle seems to have been the main reason they split up since his job required him to travel a lot. Whenever the two interact it's clear they still get along fine, even if they do engage in a bit of ribbing.
  • Funny Afro: Several flashbacks show Lydia used to have one. Though given her background it's probably better described as a Jewfro.
  • Glamorous Single Mother: Averted, and in one episode she has an entire comedy act around how not glamorous it is.
  • Generation Xerox: Punishes Pepper Ann for sneaking out to a party, but then Pepper Ann finds Lydia's diary from when she was in middle school and learns that Lydia also sneaked out of the house without her parent's permission.
  • Hartman Hips: A rare overweight example.
  • Jewish Mother: Subverted. Lydia is Jewish — or at least, celebrates Jewish holidays to keep with tradition, but doesn't act like a stereotypical Jewish mom.
  • Mama Bear: Lydia is hinted at having this side to her. One time, she physically threatens a waiter who is making her late for Pepper Ann's play.
  • Meganekko: She wears glasses and is a good looking woman.

    Janie Diggety
Voiced by: Susan Tolsky

Pepper Ann and Moose's aunt, who served as a Green Beret.


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