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The Jaquettes

  • Greaser Delinquents: While the delinquents part may be debatable, most of The Jaquettes are rockabilly tomboys in terms of fashion and Connie's perfectly willing to get into fist fights with Frankie, the leader of The Rollers.
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  • Hell-Bent for Leather: All of the official members of The Jaquettes have leather jackets and Connie suggests matching patches at one point.

    Constance "Connie" 
The leader of The Jaquettes.

    Carla 
Connie's girlfriend that hangs out with The Jaquettes, though arguably not an official member.
  • Asexuality: States this.
  • Bi the Way: Panromantic.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Carla is a sweet and cute blonde.
  • Lipstick Lesbian: Is very feminine.
  • Pink Means Feminine: Carla always dresses in pinks, usually with white or purple accents.
  • Seemingly-Wholesome '50s Girl: A still fairly innocent example. Carla's a sweet girl and fits mostly into social conventions at a glance, though she dates a female gang member, hangs out with the rest of The Jaquettes, and doesn't mind the idea that Connie could have potentially brought her to the drive-in theater with the plan to make out.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Carla is the girly girl to her girlfriend Connie's tomboy.

    Carol "Rolly" 
A current member of The Jaquettes that used to be part of The Rollers instead. She's also transgender, her presentation mirroring her change in gangs.
  • The Heart: Possibly learned from Connie reaching out to Rolly in the past, but Rolly is the person to speak to Ace without the ulterior motive of recruiting them. Ace appreciates that and hears her out as well as talking openly to her in reply.
  • Girly Skirt Twirl: Dancing with Connie during their slumber party, showing off her dress, and possibly the first time she's gotten to wear a dress at all, at least in front of other people.
  • Heel–Face Turn: A light example, but Rolly describes her old stint with The Rollers as "a wrong turn" and is much happier with The Jaquettes.
  • Official Couple: With Ace.
  • Pink Means Feminine: Rolly wears a long, fluffy pink skirt while the rest of the gang wears pants.
  • Trangender: Rolly is transgender and had a hard time pretending to be a boy with The Rollers. She's more comfortable as herself with The Jaquettes.

    Debby 
The member of The Jaquettes that has the sweet ride.
  • Bi the Way
  • Cool Car: Debby drives a red Thunderbird.
  • Tattooed Crook: While not a crook, Debby has an anchor on her bicep, easily displayed by her tendency to wear tank tops, that fits her slightly harder rockabilly style.
  • Those Two Guys: She's this with Triss. They fit the chubby and thin dynamic as well as that they love gossiping.
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    Triss 
A member of The Jaquettes. Word of God is she's the most talkative, but she still needs a chance to really show it off.


The Rollers

  • Greaser Delinquents: Most of The Rollers fit this, especially Frankie. Almost all of them have the carefully styled hair, leather jackets, and irreverence expected. Gene's the odd one out of this image.
  • Hell-Bent for Leather: The Rollers all wear leather jackets except for Gene, who wears a cloth jacket in a similar color to the leather jackets of his fellow gang members.
  • Leatherman: Are all queer and Hell-Bent for Leather.

    Frankie 
The leader of The Rollers and the proclaimed enemy of Connie and The Jaquettes.
  • Big Guy, Little Guy: Frankie's the biggest member in terms of muscle of The Rollers and Edd is the smallest in height.
  • Clothing Damage: In a bid for Ace's membership to The Rollers, Frankie gets Clyde and Gene to rip off his jacket's sleeves while they all wear Cool Shades so he can show off his biceps better. Later on, he's sewn the sleeves back on.
  • Gay Guy Seeks Popular Jock: Reveals in Detention that his boyfriend, Sasha, is a jock.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: While Frankie can be a chauvinist and bully, he seems to genuinely care about his gang and enjoys spending time with them. Unfortunately, Gene is still afraid to be himself around the rest of the gang, particularly Frankie, in fear that they'll bully him.
  • Moment Killer: Frankie unknowingly does this to Clyde and Gene, laying on the horn of Gene's car to surprise them in the drive-in theater while Clyde was leaning in for a kiss.
  • Nobody Touches the Hair: Frankie runs away in the middle of a fight with his rival gang leader, Connie, when his hair is messed up by him getting tackled into a pond.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: Regardless of Frankie's occasional chauvinistic comments, he's quick to repair his jacket by sewing the sleeves back on, albeit not too skillfully.
  • The Resenter: Rolly had been in Frankie's gang first and Frankie is quick to aggressively blame Connie for "stealing" her.
  • Straight Gay: No one would have guessed.
  • Those Two Guys: He's this with Edd. They fit the big and small dynamic and are best buds.
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    Clyde 
A member of The Rollers. He has a crush on his childhood friend, Gene.
  • Almost Kiss: With Gene, but Frankie unknowingly interrupts him.
  • Bi the Way: He dated girls before, but Gene is his first guy.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: Clyde has a hard time conveying his feelings to Gene, constantly chickening out when there's an opportunity to say what he wants to.
  • Childhood Friend: Specifically with Gene.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: Clyde has a crush on Gene. He even claims he'd be prepared to fight Frankie on Gene's behalf if Frankie hassles Gene for his nerdier aspects.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: Clyde's the only member confirmed to have ever had a date (he has an ex-girlfriend). He's also the tallest member of the gang.
  • Victorious Childhood Friend: Clyde wants to be this with Gene and supports him to be himself, regardless of what their other friends think.

    Edd 
The chillest member of The Rollers. He's best friends with the leader, Frankie.
  • Asexuality: During the Detention chapter, he declares that he "doesn't like anyone".
  • Big Guy, Little Guy: Edd is the smallest member in height of The Rollers and Frankie is the biggest in terms of muscle.
  • Cool Shades: Edd wears these when introducing himself to Ace, trying to entice them into joining up with the gang.
  • Those Two Guys: He's this with Frankie. They fit the big and small dynamic and are best buds.

    Gene 
A member of The Rollers, though he's the odd man out.
  • Asexuality
  • All of the Other Reindeer: Gene is scared that Frankie, along with potentially Edd and even Clyde, would turn on him if they found out that he's smart and wears glasses in the safety of his home.
  • Childhood Friend: Specifically with Clyde.
  • Designated Driver: A version that doesn't involve alcohol. Gene is the only member of the gang that has a car and he's convinced that's the only reason he was allowed into The Rollers in the first place.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: Clyde has a crush on Gene.
  • Insecure Love Interest: Potentially, with Clyde. Even near the beginning of the comic, the guys are shown styling their hair and putting on their jackets while Gene is shown looking at his own curly red hair with a disappointed frown... up until Clyde redirects his attention.
  • Nerd Glasses: Gene is seriously concerned that the gang, particularly Frankie, will turn on him if it gets out that Gene is nearsighted and typically wears glasses at home, as well as that he studies hard.
  • Redheads Are Uncool: Gene is the only redhead in The Rollers- everyone else has black or brown hair- and he's the least cool member by their standards.
  • Significant Green-Eyed Redhead: Gene has curly reddish hair and, as close-up shots reveal, green eyes.
  • Smart People Wear Glasses: Gene is shown secretly working on complicated looking homework while wearing glasses at home.
  • Youthful Freckles: Gene is the only freckled member of The Rollers, making him stick out even more.


The Bandits

    Ace 
Ace is the new kid at school that doesn't take kindly to the gender politics between The Jaquettes and The Rollers. They are also the leader of the Bandits.
  • Ambiguous Gender: Ace fits this exactly and they prefer it that way, being agender. Their entire gang has an androgynous vibe, not fitting in with the Jaquettes or Rollers.
  • Cool Shades: Ace occasionally wears a pair, matching their general cool image.
  • Deadpan Snarker: They do this on occasion, notably when Edd introduces himself.
    Edd: The name's Edd.
    Ace: (Munching on an apple.) Did I ask?
  • Pronoun Trouble: Not brought up in the comic since everyone starts out gender neutral when addressing Ace, but Ace is agender and prefers they/them.
    • Eventually brought up in chapter 13, where Debby calls them "that Ace girl". Rolly sticks up for them, and Debby doesn't question her about it.
  • Right-Hand Cat: In chapter 10, completing the gang leader look.

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    Sasha 
A Recurring Extra in a Letterman jacket.
  • Dumb Jock: Chapter 10 starts with him buying a history paper from one of Ace's gang, Dett.
  • Recurring Extra: One of the most prominent in the series, with his notable Letterman jacket.
  • Secret Relationship: In the midst of Connie, Debby, and Clyde revealing their relationships, Frankie admits that he has been secretly dating Sasha
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