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Seeing as how it's a two-season series composed of almost 300 episodes, it's expected for the series to have many characters and many intertwined storylines.

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Main characters

The four main characters of the series, most of the subplots and stories revolve around them, their romances, and their development.


As a whole

  • Beauty, Brains, and Brawn: Mia is the Beauty, Pablo is the Brains, and Manuel is the Brawn. Marizza overlaps with the Brawn and Brains part.
  • Birds of a Feather: The relationships between them can be compared and contrasted:
    • Manuel and Marizza instantly become fast friends due to being more laid-back and down-to-earth when compared to Mia and Pablo, who were initially much more shallow and superficial. They also share a love for justice and for helping the downtrodden.
    • Marizza and Pablo initially bond over having troubled relationships with their parents (of different kinds, but still valid). They also dislike the rigid environment of the school and find freedom and solace in music.
    • Mia and Marizza both grew up without an important parental figure in their lives, and due to their parents' sheltered upbringing they ended up being a little spoilt. The two also ended up being lied and cheated on by their loved ones, and that parallel allows them to grow closer. And at the end, they turn into step-sisters.
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    • The four initially bond together due to finding comfort and solace in music.
  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: Mia and Pablo are the blondes to Manuel's brunette and Marizza's redhead. Played with since Pablo and Mia's hair tends to darken at times, and in season 2 Marizza cuts her hair and turns into a more natural shade of brown while Manuel dyes his hair blonde.
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Each kid seems to follow a color pattern (mostly shown in merch than in the show, but it's exemplified well by the colors of their bedrooms):
    • Marizza is red turning to orange, symbolizing her hair.
    • Mia is pink, sometimes red when emphasizing her love towards Manuel.
    • The boys play musical chairs with this, but Pablo is usually blue and Manuel is either green/yellow or red.
  • Coupled Couples: Mia/Manuel and Pablo/Marizza are the two main couples of the series.
  • Establishing Character Moment: As noted by this user on tumblr, the opening of the first season illustrates the characters well enough:
    • Mia is portrayed as childish, carefree and full of vanity (the first thing she does after waking up is passing her hand through her hair). Then the “i” in her name turns into a flower, which is meant to show up her fragility and inner purity.
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    • Then we have Pablo, who always has someone by his side ready to hide his mistakes: he stains his shirt and the servant is right beside him, with a tidy one. And he doesn’t even bother to say thanks, because he takes everything for granted. The “o” in his name resembles a CD/vinyl, showing his passion for music.
    • Then there’s Marizza, who simply does not give a shit: she washes her hair in the sink and doesn’t even bother to use a hair dryer. She looks like a wild and free person, who doesn’t give a damn about anything and anyone… until you see the huge heart above her name, which shows exactly how much she actually cares.
    • Manuel looks like a guy always willing to do the right thing (he gives his seat to the pregnant lady even if she didn’t ask to sit down), but the brackets in his name hint that he isn’t what he appears to be, that he has a secret and doesn’t want anyone to find it out.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: Initially they couldn't stand one another. After bonding for the band and passing through some rough experiences together, they start to see the good in each other, and have come to care deeply for the team as a whole.
  • Four-Element Ensemble:
    • Mia is Air; sweet, flighty, and sometimes unaware of the reality surrounding her.
    • Marizza is Fire; the most fiery and passionate of the group, and tends to do reckless choices based on her first impressions.
    • Manuel can overlap with fire at his worst, but at his best he's Earth: mature, level-headed and grounded enough to understand his surroundings.
    • Pablo is Water: He changes the most during the course of the series, much like water, which can change shape depending on its circumstances and learns to adapt to new situations. His irises are also a bright blue shade, similar to water. (Makes a bit of a funny Fire/Water Juxtaposition once he gets together with Marizza).
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble:
    • Mia is Sanguine: extroverted, loud, always trying to bring attention to herself, good at social gatherings
    • Marizza is Choleric: determined, strong, passionate, and may come off bratty and impulsive at her worst.
    • Pablo is Melancholic: hardworking, analytical, faithful, but also tends to get paranoid at his worst.
    • Manuel is Phlegmatic: Modest, moralistic, open-minded, a good friend.
  • Gender-Equal Ensemble: Two girls and two boys.
  • Leitmotif / Love Theme: Usually their theme songs play whenever any of the kids have an important scene. "Mi Vida" is delegated to Pablo-exclusive scenes, while "Dos Segundos" and "Amor de Engaño" / "Te Soñé" is reserved for romantic moments between Pablo/Marizza and Mia/Manuel, respectively.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Pablo is the Sensitive Guy to Manuel's Manly Man. Pablo is more into music while Manuel is hot-blooded and mostly likes goofing off with his friends. He also has much more of a temper so he tends to get into fights more often than not.
  • Rebellious Spirit: They all share this, on different levels.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The interactions between the kids play with this. Pablo and Mia are the cool, suave blue to Manuel and Marizza's fiery reds. When Mia and Manuel bicker she plays the red to his blue (Unless he gets jealous, and then they change the color).
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Mia is the girly girl to Marizza's fiery tomboy. While Marizza also likes wearing pretty clothes, she still is much more extroverted and loud than Mia would ever be.
  • True Companions: They'll get into a lot of drama, but at the end of the day they'll be for one another the moment things get rough.

    Mia Colucci
"¡Qué difícil es ser yo! / It's so hard to be me!"
Played by: Luisana Lopilato

The only daughter of Franco Colluci, a wealthy businessman invested in the world of fashion. She adores high fashion, hanging out with her friends, traveling to the USA/France, and adores looking good and by default being one of the most beautiful and popular girls at school. May be a little shallow and superficial, but she does have a good, caring heart underneath it all.

  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: She has this with Manuel in spades in the first season. He hates her for being Franco's daughter and also being shallow and immature, she hates him for assaulting her the first time they meet and in general for being crass with her.
  • Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl: Her relationship with Manuel is this.
  • Character Development: Goes from a sheltered, spoiled girl more interested in fashion and fitness than anything else into an emotional, caring young woman who puts the people she loves before her own needs.
  • Closet Geek: Vaguely implied by the posters in her room, but aside from romantic comedies, she also seems to really like Broadway musicals and The Lord of the Rings.
  • Daddy's Girl: She loves her dad dearly, and he does pamper her a little too much, leaving her a little spoiled and sheltered; but it's explained that due to Mia's mother having been dead since she was a baby, Franco cared for her more than necessary.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Once she truly falls in love with Manuel, she turns into a more thoughtful, caring individual.
  • Dumb Blonde: Mia is not one to care much for her grades, and seems a little uninterested in the world outside her social bubble, but she does have a knack of knowing how to play people to her advantage.
  • Large Ham: She loves to overact from time to time. You can tell Luisana Lopilato had a blast playing her.
  • Lovable Alpha Bitch: She does tend to judge people at school, but she's willing to help people when she sees fit.
  • Spoiled Sweet: A little naive, a little sheltered, but she means well.
  • The Fashionista: Her father works in the fashion industry and she's always up to date to the latest fashion trends in the USA and France. She never misses out on finding cute pieces, lending her old (but still pretty) clothes to her friends, and even suggesting makeovers to the more "plainer" (in her eyes) girls at the school.
  • Uptown Girl: She has this relationship with Manuel. She's the daughter of a wealthy man paired with a boy from a humble home. She sorta plays this relationship with Fran, too.

    Marizza Pía Spirito /Andrade
Played by: Camila Bordonaba

The daughter of a famous argentinian dancer/actress (called "vedette"), Sonia Rey, Marizza always feels overshadowed by her mother's fame, so she always tries to stir up chaos to bring attention to herself. Despite having a rocky, rebellious exterior, she's a person that stands by her beliefs, offers good advice and is willing to help whenever injustices occur.

  • Action Girl: Is always the first of the kids to get into dangerous tasks, and isn't afraid to talk back to oppressive authority figures.
  • Always Someone Better: Feels this way towards Sonia, who hogs the spotlight due to her beauty and her career. Marizza feels too plain to ever attract people the way her mother does, so she subconsciously makes a lot of mischief to bring attention to herself.
  • Anti-Hero / Knight in Sour Armor / Good Is Not Nice: She seems a little bratty and blunt at first, with the way she talks to people, but she has a lot of good elements that definitely qualify her as heroic: her admiration of justice, her hatred of liars and appreciation of honesty (even if it comes from the lowest of people), and her compassionate nature showcased when she helps the poor or any mistreated classmate (even if previously she got along badly with them) definitely puts her as a good guy. It's just that she doesn't show a very good front about it.
  • Badass Adorable: She's ready to fight and sass back anyone who annoys her. At the same time, she's still a small, confused fifteen year old girl learning about the basics of life and asks often her mother about issues she doesn't understand. Not to mention how excited she reacts when things go her way.
  • Badass Family: Sonia has the same fire and spirit that resides in her daughter. And Martín has a bit of that, too.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Pablo, so very much. They'll bicker at each other, fight, squabble, but when things get rough, they'll be there for the other in an instant. They have even admitted to themselves or their best friends that they have a fondness for the other, but they're too stubborn to admit it.
  • Berserk Button: Lies and liars.
  • Big Sister Instinct: Nacho, a boy of the streets that she took in at the start of the series, ends up viewing her like this. Luján also views as the sister she never had (but wishes she did, it eventually comes true).
  • Bound and Gagged: First she was kidnapped by the Logia and tied up in the episode where the organization disbanded, then Pablo does the whole package to her in the second season in his apartment. Could count as a Badass in Distress.
  • Bratty Teenage Daughter: Her and Mia sorta play with this, but while Mia gets along well with her father generally, Marizza is always trying to pick up a fight with her mother, and can be spoiled and disrespectful at times. Which is interesting to note that although Sonia is rather air-headed and tends to fight with other people, she always tries to be loving and caring towards Marizza.
  • Break the Haughty: When Pablo tells her things are over with them. While it's a sad scene, she had been insulting and mistrusting him for the last ten episodes, so it's understandable why he was annoyed at her.
  • Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl: Once she truly gets together with Pablo they play off this relationship. She still has her fire and spunkiness, but the two of them have matured to the point that they've mellowed out around each other.
  • Character Development: She stays rather stagnant throughout the series compared to the other characters, but she learns to not jump to conclusions so fast and to stop mistrusting the people who love her (Sonia and Pablo).
  • Cheshire Cat Grin: She always gets a large smile on her face whenever she sees someone she dislikes in trouble (or she gets Mia or Pablo annoyed).
  • Daddy's Girl: Played with. She never liked Spirito and was initially furious about the reveal of Andrade, but once she gets to properly know him she ends up utterly adoring him. To the point where she goes to live with him for a time and enjoys cooking desserts with him.
  • Deadpan Snarker: By far the snarkiest character in the series, always ready to throw verbal comebacks to anyone who annoys her.
  • Defiant Captive: Once Pablo kidnaps her in his apartment, she initially puts up a fight and is ready to sass him to free her, until he places a tapegag over her mouth.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Once Spirito tells her the truth of her parentage, she goes into shock. She cuts her hair due to being so distraught over the revelation and afterwards goes for a long time ignoring Sonia and harassing Andrade.
  • The Determinator: She never gives up on something she wants, even when the odds seem against her.
  • Didn't Think This Through: Most of her plans end up like this; she initially thinks them up when she's a little too mad to think coherently and doesn't realize the consequences of her actions (or the fact that the people she punishes are innocent; she always tries to make amends for that though).
  • Dude Magnet: While she may feel plain compared to Sonia, a lot of boys don't think so, since she dated many boys during the course of the series; like Marcos, Facundo, Simón, Iván, Diego, Javier, and of course, Pablo.
  • Fiery Redhead: Her hair seems mostly dyed/highlighted rather than a natural red, but she really fits the trope.
  • A Friend in Need: She helps almost anyone who is mistreated at her school, no matter if previously she had a rocky relationship with that person. She's willing to put aside petty rivalry to help another person for that.
  • The Hero: All the main kids are, in a way, but Marizza's passion for justice and rebellion, admiration for the truth, and support of others make her more nobler and selfless qualities stand out against the others (for Pablo is a little more skeevy and Mia and Manuel are mostly involved in their own personal drama to be involved with the school storylines at large).
  • Hidden Depths: Is implied to be passionate about art, of all things (whenever she's upset, you always see her showing her resentment in an image or the like). And based by the posters in her room, she seems to like Titanic (1997) and The Simpsons.
  • Hope Spot: In the midst of her Heroic BSoD she thinks for a moment of cutting herself, angry and saddened by the truth of her life; but thinking of Pablo, and how he was the only one there for her when she knew the truth, is what makes her think twice before acting.
  • Important Haircut: She makes dreads out of her hair at the start of season 2. Supposedly it's to reflect her "rebellious" nature and how this is a new season, but dreads were pretty much in vogue at the end of the 90s/start of the 2000s. After knowing the truth of her real father, she cuts her dreadlocks in mourning due to it. Her hair stays that way for pretty much the rest of the series.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Immature, bratty, rebellious, and rather hot-headed to deal with...But she's also willing to accept any mistakes she previously did and will help anyone in need (even one she can't get along with on principle; i.e.. Pablo).
  • Like Parent, Like Child: She has both elements from Sonia and Martín. She's passionate about the people she loves like Sonia, and tends to be very exaggerated in her mannerisms. And like her dad, she has a deep sense of justice.
  • Likes Older Men: She often finds the boys at school dull and often drools over young men much older than her (she even initially likes Blas due to this!). It's suggested she does this in part to call out her mother and make herself stand out more, since she thinks of herself to be plain and unattractive to boys when compared to her mom.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: Oh yes, the series goes there. Fitting for a telenovela, though, which lives off on plot twists and shocks. Towards mid season 2, Marizza discovers that her new teacher, Andrade, is her actual biological father instead of Spirito. The news shock and distraught her so much she cuts her hair in sign of protest.
  • Never My Fault: Generally she tries to avoid this attitude when she previously misjudged someone, but whenever she's dealing with her mother or with the school at large she gets this blameless attitude on.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!!: Most of the issues that occur with her relationship with Pablo is often due to her committing some dumb mistake. (He does too, but she's much more prone to acting out her "revenges").
  • Plucky Girl: She's very witty and finds humor in many things, some things not even considered that humorous.
  • Official Couple: With Pablo.
  • One Head Taller: She's much shorter than Pablo.
  • One True Love: To Pablo; he dated many girls, and even came to love one (Paula), but none of them touched him the way Marizza did.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: Her and Manuel. There was never any romance hints between them, but they're very close and will stand up for each other when things get rough.
  • Rescue Romance: She helped save Pablo from a fire the Logia had started at the school. Downplayed since they had begun to like each other for some time before. In a way, their relationship plays off this trope: whenever one is in danger (of damage, expulsion, etc) the other is usually there to help them get out of trouble.
  • Samaritan Relationship Starter: With Pablo. He starts to see the good in her once she covers up for him when they're out of bedroom hours, and when his father is furious at him, she saves him from being beaten up by making up a convincing lie that soothe Sergio.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: She always plays this with almost any boy she starts a relationship with.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Played with. Despite her rebellious nature she hates Pablo's more manipulative daddy's boy side and only starts going out with him once he's fully changed. It's stated she appreciates that side of his more than the part influenced by Sergio Bustamante.
  • Shipper on Deck: She's the one that marries Nico and Luna in the season one finale, performing the role of the priest.
  • Slap-Slap-Kiss: Her relationship with Pablo has shades of this when they're arguing and snarking at one another.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: She takes after Martín's eyes.
  • Teens Are Short: The shortest of the band.
  • The Nicknamer: Has this habit of giving nicknames or weird connotations to people, either affectionally or due to mockery.

    Pablo Bustamante
Played by: Benjamín Rojas

The son of the governor ("intendente") of Buenos Aires, Pablo initially seems like a spoiled daddy's boy, but as the series further advances, he tries to distance himself from the toxic influence his father exerts over him.

  • Abusive Parents: Sergio is very much this. A big aspect of Pablo's storyline is to realize how much his father screws with him and how he has to get away from him.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: Between him and Marizza, very much so.
  • The Bet: He does this. Again, and again, and again...
  • The Casanova: He attracts a large number of girls, mostly due to his father's wealth, his good looks and his charisma.
  • Character Development: Goes from a spoiled daddy's boy who gets everything he wants by simply demanding it and takes people for granted to a smart, loving, independent man who fights for what he believes in and knows how to use his power and wealth to his benefit (helping others at this point).
  • Distressed Dude: Happened often to him, strangely enough. First he was stabbed in the gut while walking through a downtrodden neighborhood, then another time the Logia kidnapped him and was about to burn him had it not been for a sudden intervention, then at the butcher shop he worked in was robbed and he was beaten by the robbers, and finally when his father false kidnaps him (with bondage included).
  • Drowning My Sorrows: Tended to drink when his family issues weighed him in.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: He's very much attracted to Marizza.
  • Hidden Depths: It's implied he's a huge Fan Boy of the The Beatles (his locker and room are littered with posters of the band).
  • Meaningful Name: Pablo is "Paul" in Spanish, he's the most passionate about music of the four (a band consisting of four members, fittingly), and he's implied to be a fan of the Beatles. Whether this is a reference to Paul McCartney or not, you be the judge.
  • Love Redeems: His love for Marizza (and Marizza's influence in general) turns him from a spoiled daddy's boy into a smart and independent man who fights for what he believes in and starts rebelling more openly and effectively against his father.
  • Pragmatic Hero: He's been influenced by his father to be a little manipulative, and it shows; even when he's turned into a fully good guy, he's not above manipulating others to get what he wants. He's a "the end justifies the means" kinda guy.
  • Rebel Prince: Not a technical prince, but still wealthy and influential enough to fit well the trope. Sergio wants Pablo to get invested into politics just like him, while Pablo would prefer to work in the music industry, much to his father's chagrim.
  • Sex as Rite-of-Passage: Sergio invokes this when hiring Paula to flirt with Pablo. He wants his son to be turned into a "man"; in his words, and well, one thing leads to another...
  • Singer-Songwriter / The Rock Star: He loves music the most out of the four main kids, and often is shown to be the one who comes up with the lyrics for the songs of Erreway In-Universe. He even dedicated Resistiré and Dos Segundos to Marizza.

    Manuel Aguirre
Played by: Felipe Colombo

A boy who from Mexico who got into the school via a scholarship, he initially comes to Argentina with the belief that Franco Collucci, Mia's father, killed his own father. He comes over to avenge his dad's death, not counting that his conflicted feelings for Mia would put a dent in his plans.

  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Mia. It takes him a long while to recognize and admit that he loves her.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: He dyes his hair blonde in the second season, to signify his newfound untroubled feelings towards Mia.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite his hatred of Franco and Mia in the first season and some...questionable decisions he makes during season 2, he's not a truly bad person per se. He gets along well with the "outcasts" of the school, is fairly level-headed in other matters and can offer good advice to his friends, and he stands by his beliefs, never letting injustices pass him by. It's no wonder him and Marizza get along so well.
  • Love at First Sight: His reaction to Mia in the second episode is pretty much this. The series implies the two of them were smitten by the start, but they couldn't admit it until later.
  • Plot-Induced Illness: He's diagnosed with a brain tumor towards the end of season 2, yet during the rest of the series this had barely been alluded to. May overlap with Soap Opera Disease.
  • Their First Time: Once he truly gets together with Mia in season 2 a big subplot of them is related to when will they sleep together, which eventually leads to many struggles between them due to Manuel's impatience and Mia not feeling ready.
  • You Killed My Father: His father committed suicide due to poor business planning on his part, but Manuel is convinced Collucci committed fraud and stole from him. He comes to Argentina with revenge in his mind. Eventually Mia and Franco know the truth and clarify it for him, which is an eye-opening moment for Manuel.

Supporting characters

While the four kids were very popular on their own right, a big appeal of the show was its large, supporting cast; and how much the other kids added to the story with their varied personalities, subplots and the chemistry they had with one another.

    The other students at the Elite Way School 

Friends and kids who are in the same year as the Erreway kids. While not as "important" to the story as the four leads, they do give a lot of heart, comedy and emotion to the series.

  • Friendship Song: "Perder Un Amigo" is this. The song usually plays in emotional moments with these characters in the series.
  • Rebellious Spirit: They all share the same feelings of passion, disobeying unfair rules, and live their lives as they please.

Felicitas "Feli" Mitre

Played by: Ángeles Balbiani

One of Mia's best friends at the Elite Way, she usually represents the voice of reason in Mia's clique. Is plus-size and has doubts about her weight.

  • Berserk Button: Insulting her for her weight, and getting between her and any possible boyfriend she may have.
  • Hypocrite: A side of her. Often laments about being fat and how people judge her for it, but she's more than ready to judge Marizza, leave Mia behind to start a friendship with notorious Alpha Bitch Sol, and then straight up throws misogynistic and homophobic comments towards Vico and Rocco (who for the most part ignore her).
  • Hollywood Pudgy: Feli nowadays would be considered more average than straight up fat.
  • Teen Pregnancy: Ends up pregnant by the end of the series. The last arc the series deals, aside from Manuel's operation, is her having to cope with the baby and all the consequences the reveal brings to her family and to the school.
  • Those Two Girls: With Vico, but not as prominent compared to other examples. The two mainly stand/follow this trope when they have to play up as Mia's sidekicks.
  • Weight Woe: Has a lot of self-doubts concerning her weight, constantly comparing herself to the skinnier girls of the school and feeling ugly. Which is interesting to note since, aside from some girls who are super skinny like Mia, Marizza or Luján, most of the other girls seem to have a little more meat in their bones. And even then, Feli is just more average rather than straight up obese.

Victoria "Vico" Paz

Played by: Victoria Maurette

Mia's other best friend, a girl with a troubled family who entered into the Elite Way via a scholarship. Initially considered to be the "bicycle" of the school, Vico is always seen jumping from one boyfriend to another.

  • Abusive Parents: Her mother neglects her and her father often gets drunk and beats her. It's implied she goes out often with boys to distract herself of the reality of her home life.
  • Opposites Attract: Cynical, realist Vico eventually finds love with idealistic, spacy Rocco.
  • Really Gets Around: Vico has a rather well-known reputation in school for this. Virgin boys who want to start something up with a girl easily are even recommended to go first with Vico, due to being considered "easy". (Manuel learns about this first-hand).
  • Those Two Girls: With Feli.

Luján Linares

Played by: Yasmín Beccar Varela

Mariza's best friend, an orphan who entered in third year thanks to the actions of her mysterious tutor. Not really entered via a scholarship, but she's considered by the rich kids to follow in the same group. A sporty gal who isn't afraid to say what she thinks, may come off as abrasive initially, but she's brave and loyal to a fault.

  • Action Girl: This isn't really an action series, but Luján along with Marizza is usually one of the first characters (either male or female) to jump into action whenever the situation worsens. Like when she jumped in front of a hungry dog to protect Nacho, the homeless boy Marizza was hiding, from being discovered.
  • Anguished Declaration of Love: Gives a teary-eyed one to Marcos when he's bed-ridden at the hospital. She even kisses him while he's asleep, terrified at the possibility of him dying.
  • Braids of Action: Tends to wear her hair this way when not wearing a ponytail.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: She lived during her childhood in the streets before entering the Elite Way.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Plays this straight with Marcos, who's much more introverted compared to her.
  • One of the Boys: Rather downplayed. While she does like playing with the guys, her best friends are all girls, and we often see her getting along much more with the girls than the guys.
  • Orphanage of Fear: Was raised in one of "those" kind of orphanage. The unpleasant experience hardened her, but it gave her a more realistic grasp on reality compared to the other, more sheltered girls at the school.
  • Orphan's Plot Trinket: The computer given to her by her mysterious tutor. The identity of her tutor is one of the big mysteries of season one.
  • Street Urchin: Was basically this in her childhood, when not in the orphanage.
  • Passionate Sports Girl: She loves working out in her free time, and complains to the school staff when the class is segregated by gender to do gym class, and she's stuck doing dancing, when she'd preferred something more strenuous like football or crunches.
  • The Lad-ette: Has a much more abrasive attitude compared to the other girls. Only Marizza and Vico are as open as her when saying their opinions.
  • Those Two Girls: With Luna, but as Feli and Vico, this is usually emphasized more when they have to stand as Marizza's best friends/sidekicks (each of the four main leads has their own pair of best friends, so seeing these duos play off this trope is fairly common).
  • Tomboy: The one female character of Rebelde Way that truly exemplifies this trope, for all the other girls have a slight degree of girliness. For example, when the other girls' idea of exercise is simply dance class, Luján prefers to play football/soccer with the boys and do pushups in her free time.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Is the brash, reckless tomboy to Luna's careful, shy girly girl whose friends with fashionista Mia. Also plays this in the second season to cautious, studious Laura.
  • Tomboyish Ponytail: When she isn't doing her hair on braids.
  • Tsundere: She's rather...harsh, even to people who are supposedly her loved ones. She still means well, though, even if she may struggle at times to express it. Inverted with Marcos, to whom she's rather warm with.
  • Unkempt Beauty: Often doesn't wear fancy clothes and doesn't do her hair, she doesn't really mind.
  • Unrequited Love: Initially feels this towards Marcos, who can't lay his eyes off Marizza, she herself having no interest in him either.She eventually finds her love reciprocated though.

Luna Fernández

Played by: Georgina Mollo

The sweetest, kindest girl at the school. May be initially thought off as dumb, but the girls who know her well appreciate her kindness and counsel. She has a little sister who's ill, but she loves her dearly and writes to her often.

  • Cool Big Sis: Is this for Flor, her little sister. She utterly adores her.
  • The Heart: Pretty much this for the entire student group. You can tell people care about her deeply when even deep-rooted enemies like Mia and Marizza form a pact to help her.
  • Nice Girl: Probably the best example of the series. She's caring, thoughtful, comprehensive and understanding. (She's one of the first people to realize Pablo has a screwed up home life, something even Marizza didn't catch at first). Deconstructed in a way, since later on her niceness is thought to be a facade she uses to make friends easily, and even Luján wishes she was a little more assertive.
  • Saying Too Much: She kinda tends to run off her mouth, which is a bit of a problem in such a gossipy school like the Elite Way.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: Her and Nico sorta play this. She's Catholic, he's Jewish and comes from a more traditional family (who have even arranged for him a girlfriend from another jewish family). Safe to say, their relationship goes through a lot of trouble.
  • Put on a Bus: She leaves with Nico to care for her sister towards the end of season one.

Guido Lassen

Played by: Diego Mesaglio

A boy recently entered the school, Guido at times tries a little too hard to fit in with the others. Often the source of comic relief in the series the most out of any other character (Save perhaps Sonia and Marizza), yet he also has his own struggles to overcome.

  • Big Bad Friend: Played with. Towards mid season 1 we discover he's part of the Logia, the evil cult hidden in the school that terrorizes the poorer students, and had been spying on his classmates for half of the year now. Played with in that he's not actually evil, but he joined the bad guy's ranks just to make a name for himself, due to his poor upbringing made him feel left amidst the rich students. He gets redeemed, though, realizing the consequences of his actions and saving Marcos from dying in a fire. Come season 2, this subplot is all but forgotten.
  • Casanova Wannabe: Poor Guido, he tries so hard, but Mia and many other girls will never give him the time of day.
  • Those Two Guys: Plays this the most with Tomás. They're often quipping and snapping at one another. Of all the duos presented in the show they play this trope the straightest.

Tomás Escurra

Played by: Jorge Maggio

Pablo's best friend, he's been his best friend since they were kids. More interested in getting girls and having fun than anything else.

  • Henpecked Husband: Once him and Pilar properly get together he gets into this role, not that he minds much.
  • Satellite Character: While he does have a few arcs of his own, he's not as distinctive as the other characters of the series. Most people just remember him as "Pablo's friend".
  • Those Two Guys: Plays this the most with Guido. They're often quipping and snapping at one another. Of all the duos presented in the show they play this trope the straightest.

Marcos Soria Aguilar

Played by: Diego García

The supposed "nerd" of the school, he's initially mocked restlessly by the others at the school. It's only due to Marizza's influence and Manuel's friendship that he finds his inner strength and challenges, showcasing the true Marcos underneath the glasses.

  • Beautiful All Along: A rare male example. Marcos, influenced by his crush on Marizza, begins rebelling and starts getting rid of the nerd look as more episodes in season one pass by. Once he gets rid of the huge glasses and the sweaters, he's shown to be quite cute. Luján certainly notices it.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: His brother died before the events of the series, which lead to his mother to go through an extreme depression and harshen her attitude towards her only living son. It's suggested he initially is so introverted and shy due to his strict household and how he still can't get over his brother's death.
  • Geek: Aside from being socially awkward and studious he also seems to enjoy generally "geeky" media, based on the posters of his room, like Neon Genesis Evangelion, Digimon Adventure, and X-Men.
  • Hot Scientist: Even if he changes his looks, he's still shown later to be studious and smart, and tends from time to time to play with his chemistry set as a hobby. Marizza even dubs him "Dexter" due to the funny similarities.
  • Unrequited Love: Has a big one towards Marizza in season one, even if she only wants to be friends with him. The music video of "Inmortal" plays with this idea. Also inverted in that instead of acting entitled towards her love, he gains inspiration and courage from her to turn more outspoken.

Nicolás "Nico" Provenza

Played by: Guillermo Santa Cruz

Manuel and Marco's roommate, and Manuel's friend. The only Jewish student at school, he initially hides his ethnicity to not suffer antisemitic remarks.

  • Batter Up!: Rather, he never hits anyone with a bat, but he tends to carry around a bat in his room. Manuel and Marcos also tend to hit their beds with the bat whenever they're stressed.
  • Jewish Mother: He has one of these. She's well-meaning but tends to be a little over-dramatic.
  • Nice Jewish Boy: He may have commitment issues with Luna, dealing with a fiancee he doesn't love, and standing up to his family; but he's still a diligent son and a good friend. If it weren't for him Erreway (the band in universe) wouldn't exist in the first place.
  • They Do: With Luna at the end of season one. Once they get married, they leave the series. Neither him nor Luna ever returned for season two.
  • Put on a Bus: Alongside Luna at the end of season 1.
  • You Have to Have Jews: The series was funded by an Israeli company and the series was even aired in Israel, so it figures. To be frank, though, there is a Jewish community in South America, so it isn't as out of left field as other examples of this trope.

Pilar Dunoff

Played by: Micaela Vásquez

The Principal's daughter, has a low reputation at school due to being a sneak, a gossip and a tattle-tale, but despite that, she's a lonely girl that wishes most of all to find acceptance within her peers.

  • Gossipy Hens: Not a group by itself, but she's the main perpetrator of gossip in the school during the first season.
  • Lonely Rich Kid: She's the principal's daughter, so she always had a more accommodated position in the school when compared to her classmates. This in turn made her very unpopular amidst her peers.
  • The Principal's Beautiful Daughter: Dunoff is seen as an antagonist to the kids, and while Pilar isn't technically ugly, many boys are put off from dating her for being the principal's daughter and her sneaky nature.

Francisco Blanco

Played by: Francisco Bass

A new student appearing in season 2. A country boy, cousin of Tomás who got into the Elite Way via a scholarship. Attractive, athletic, and a natural joker, Fran never misses an opportunity to make his presence felt.

  • Country Mouse: He comes from Santiago del Estero, a city up in the north of Argentina. They often point out how he was raised in a more humble house, planting and tending to animals over the more suburban students of Buenos Aires.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: He's got wide blue eyes which often display his charm and good nature, often displaying his innocence against the more astute students.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Out of all the male characters he's often seen shirtless or undressing the most, and a fair number of girls are attracted to him.

Laura Arregui

A new student appearing in season 2. Studious, obedient, and responsible; Laura just wants to finish her school year with good grades and a low profile, yet her new friends and her sister make it difficult for her.

  • All Work vs. All Play: She's All Work to Fran's All Play. While he likes to relax and smell the roses from time to time she'd rather spend her time correcting her homework.
  • Brutal Honesty: Tends to do this from time to time initially, which is why at first Marizza finds her a little unlikeable. Granted, Marizza often likes to tell the truth herself, but she finds Laura's initial mellow attitude to Dunoff's punishments to be annoying.
  • Career Vs Man: Much more focused on studying and planning her future over enjoying the moment. Fran calls her out on it.
  • Nice Girl: She's studious, hardworking, smart, honest, and is often willing to aid a friend in need. She's also not afraid to ask for help when she has problems of her own.
  • Shrinking Violet: Not terribly shy, but she's much more introverted compared to the other girls, who are much more outspoken.
  • Opposites Attract: Hardworking, studious Laura gets together with slacker, casanova Guido. Subverted in that he starts to change his attitude so she can find him more appealing.

Rocco Fuentes Echague

Played by: Piru Saez

A new student introduced in season 2. By far the most "out-there" character the series showed, Rocco is initially seen as a weirdo by the other kids due to his fashion choices, his manner of speaking, and how he often tends to film private matters. Yet he's also often offering good counsel to others, and points out something other characters previously didn't notice.

  • Abusive Parents: Doesn't seem at first, but his father is much more critical towards him than his mother. We later know why.
  • Animal Motifs: Birds. Not really referenced by him, but other characters are always giving him nicknames based on birds (goose, rooster, cockatoo). Must be due to his hairdo.
  • Celibate Hero: Doesn't care about sex, and initially calls out Vico for thinking about doing it the night they spend together in a cabin in Bariloche. Later on we discover why he has an aversion to sex: his father sent him to a brothel when he was younger, and he was left traumatized by it.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: He tends to be in his own world from time to time, and often makes remarks that are too strange or too vulgar to the other kids.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: It takes us a while, but we eventually get to know him a little more after he bonds with Vico: once, at twelve years old, his father sent him to a prostitute to turn him into a "man" and get rid of supposedly any homosexual desires he may have. Rocco was so traumatized by this that the woman took pity on him, and let him down. His father, on the other hand, wasn't so kind, and he took it out on the poor woman.
  • Hidden Depths: He seems to be a fan of Ed Wood and classic horror films, based on the posters in his room.
  • Opposites Attract: He ends up falling in love with cynical, realistic Vicco. Sorta inverted since at least they seem to like the same music and fashion sense.

    The Adults and other characters 

Characters who are not students of the school, but never the less play an important part in the story.

Franco Colucci

Played by: Martin Sheffield

A well known businessman invested in the world of fashion, and Mia's father. Franco is a caring, understanding man; but the foolishness and immaturity of the other characters around him constantly drive him up the walls.

  • Beware the Nice Ones: Generally intelligent and comprehensive, the moment you screw him or his daughter you'll be on the receiving end of his wrath (Manuel can attest to that).
  • Honest Corporate Executive: The good counterpart of this to Sergio's Corrupt Politician.
  • Papa Wolf: NEVER insult Mia in any way. Or you'll find yourself at the end of his fist.
  • Parental Substitute: In an ironic twist, to Manuel (who had come to Argentina in the first place to kill him!).
  • Straight Man: Compared to the other adults, he's more down-to-earth and serious.

Sonia Rey

Played by: Catherine Fulop

Marizza's eccentric mother, Sonia Rey is one of most famous actresses/models (a "vedette", and no, it doesn't have sexual connotations here) in Argentina. While she's a little ditzy and air-headed, she tries her best to be a good mother to Marizza, even if her daughter may find her obnoxious.

  • Beware the Nice Ones: Sonia is generally friendly and very laid-back, but when you screw with her or somebody she cares about, she'll have no mercy on you.
  • Mama Bear: NEVER harm Marizza in any way or form. She'll find a way to screw your life, no matter how.
  • Motor Mouth: She talks and talks and talks and talks. Often other characters end up feeling dizzy after chatting with her.
  • Parental Substitute: She turns into one for Mia, considering she never had a mother figure growing up. In a way, she turns into this role for the band (And the class) as a whole. Considering most of the other mothers of the series are either absent or abusive, this was needed.
  • Parents as People: She generally tries to care for Marizza but she doesn't realize that with her fame and attitude she always makes her daughter feel undervalued compared to her. And at times all of her baby-talk and caring makes Marizza feel smothered by her. And once the truth about Andrade being her father instead of Spirito comes out, she tries all that she can to protect Marizza from the truth, but she eventually finds out and hates her for it.
  • Stacy's Mom: Many male students in school find Sonia super attractive. A group always looks around whenever she visits Marizza.

Sergio Bustamante

Played by: Boy Olmi

Pablo's father, and the governor of Buenos Aires ( named "intendente", which can have different meanings on different countries; he's pretty much an elected politician here though). He wants to shape Pablo to resemble him and turn into a "decent" man, never realizing how much he's shaping his son to be as cruel and manipulative as he is.

  • Abusive Father: He is this to Pablo. He even openly beats his son in public not caring if others watch that display of abuse.
  • Archnemesis Dad: Of Pablo, and possibly the arch-enemy of the whole band, considering with his power he could easily ban them from ever playing.
  • Bad Ass In A Nice Suit: He alway shows up impeccably in his dark suit and tie.
  • Berserk Button: Whenever Pablo challenges him. He can get quite violent at times for insignificant issues.
  • Big Bad: Of the series, actually.
  • Broken Ace: He's intelligent, well-spoken, wealthy, powerful, and very charismatic...It's a shame that due to his anger issues he couldn't save his marriage or his relationship with his son.
  • Cerebus Syndrome: Whenever he appears, most of the laughs stop.
  • Character Tic: He tends to overpronounce his 'r's in speech whenever he's losing his patience talking to someone. He also tends to rub his fingers together when discussing things with Dunoff.
  • The Chessmaster: He learns to track down Pablo with every manner he can, by bugging his phone to sending spies to observe his son's activities.
  • The Corrupter: Has tried to do this to Pablo. Thanks to influence from the boy's friends, it didn't work.
  • Corrupt Politician: Represents this to a T.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He's often unamused by the remarks made by others and he always has a dry reply ready for whatever new excuse is thrown at him.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: His violent outbursts towards Pablo (and even some of the other kids!) are definitely this.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: His feelings towards Pablo are...complicated.
  • Evil Laugh: He enjoys throwing the occasional chuckle here and there.
  • He-Man Woman Hater: Has a very dismissive opinion about all women in general, finding them to be only gold-diggers and home wreckers. He tries to instill these ideas onto Pablo, but thankfully they don't work out.
  • Hidden Depths: The show is unclear at times whenever they present his feelings towards Pablo. It seems to suggest that he loves him in his own twisted way, but he does so many despicable things to his son throughout the series that it's a little unclear how much he loves him.
  • Kavorka Man: He's not physically ugly, but he's pretty repulsive personality-wise; and yet he is constantly seen with different women throughout the series, even at the expense of his wife. Pablo calls these girls his father's "cats" openly to his face, much to his annoyance.
  • Sleazy Politician: Very much this. He manipulates people to his will, he bribes and buys to his delight...It eventually catches up with him.

Marcel Dunoff

Played by: Arturo Bonín

The principal of the Elite Way School and Pilar's father, Dunoff is a strict follower of the rules and establishment, and often butts heads with third-fourth year due to them not liking many of the strict limitations he puts on the school. Regardless of being authoritarian at times, he's a well-meaning, if a little clueless, man.

  • Bumbling Dad: Despite trying to appear strict as the principal he often appears like this with Pilar.

Santiago Mancilla

Played by: Fernán Mirás

A new teacher in season 1, Mancilla arrives at the school with the idea of teaching Ethics and Philosophy to Third Year. What he doesn't know is that his more honorable, moralistic nature may be at odds with the corrupt, privileged school.

  • Badass Teacher: He often stands by his beliefs and always protects the rights of the students whenever Blas or Dunoff punish them unfairly. He's also not afraid of dishing out some good advice whenever his students are acting dickish. He even helps the students take out the Logia, something no other teacher had done before.
  • Blithe Spirit: He hopes at least if he can't change the school, he can at least develop some social consciousness in the students.
  • Cool Teacher: Not only is he well-versed at what he teaches, he's also very approachable and students can trust in him with their personal problems.
  • Good Is Not Soft: He's ethical, approachable and understanding, but he won't coddle the students with every little dumb thing they do (esp. questionable things like hurting innocents), and isn't afraid of confronting them with issues they'd prefer to avoid.
  • Honor Before Reason: He prefers to take a stand against some of Dunoff's most extreme suggestions and punishments, not caring even if that would potentially get him fired from the school.
  • Mentor: He's the one that gave the students the idea to fight for their rights and that there's more to life than simple petty school stuff.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Is this for the school at large, for Dunoff is easily bought by Bustamante and Echamendi, foolish and incompetent; and Blas is abusive in his use of power.
  • Save Our Students: The kids of the school will one day direct society, so he wants the best for them in terms of morals so they don't turn out like the adults (cynical and corrupt).
  • Put on a Bus: He leaves to fund an organization dedicated to teaching disadvantaged children at the end of season 1. He never returns for season 2.

Martín/Octavio Andrade

Played by: Miguel Ángel Cherchutti

A new character introduced halfway through season 2, he's a strange, mysterious man who one day arrives at the Elite Way School to be the new Art Teacher. He seems strangely obsessed with Marizza, much to her concern.

  • Expy: Of Mansilla, in a way. Both of them came suddenly into the school and tried to instill some sense of goodness and morality into the students.
  • Papa Wolf: He's very protective of Marizza and will call out even Pablo if he starts mistreating her.
  • Parental Substitute: Turns into one for Pablo. Considering his actual father is a monster, it's understandable why he'd grow closer to his new teacher. And probably father-in-law.
  • Put on a Bus: Leaves almost towards the end of season 2 to work in Bariloche, after getting fired for committing fraud in school. It's never established if he ever returns or if Marizza ever sees him again.
  • Walking Spoiler: Pretty much the moment he appears on-screen we know he's Marizza's father. It's hard to talk about season 2 without mentioning him.

Blas Heredia /Juan Fara

Played by: Pablo Heredia

The new prefect at school, Blas seems like the third year's worst nightmare due to his aggressive, "stick to the rules" stance he acts whenever the students disobey. It doesn't help that he bullies and takes advantage of his position to take it on kids who can't properly defend themselves, like Manuel or Luján.

  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: Sol and Mia seem attracted to him for this. Even Marizza initially finds him cute, but his attitude quickly soils any positive thought she had of him.
  • Big Brother Bully: To Luján, once we know he's her tutor and he grew up knowing about her, since his father spoke often of the little orphan girl who saved him (a little Luján).
  • Big Brother Instinct: There are times where he cares about Luján's wellbeing, all things considered.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: He seemed to have grown up in an abusive household where his father frequently beat him, and as an adult got into shady business deals to ensure Luján's safety. Most of his past is a mystery for much of the series.
  • Dean Bitterman: He REALLY doesn't like 3rd-4th year and shows it in any way he can.
  • Tough Love: He was very insecure about showing Luján his true feelings about her so he was extremely harsh with her in order to "toughen" her up, in his words.
  • Killed Off for Real: The only character to genuinely die during the series. His death affects Luján so much she eventually breaks up her friendship with Marizza and is forced to move to a foster home due to her tutor passing away.


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