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Cousin to Juliet. After the death of her parents she and her sister, Livia, were taken in by their uncle.
- Anguished Declaration of Love: To Benvolio, in the finale. She doesn't say "I love you," but it's very clear she does.
- Big Sister Instinct: Very protective towards Livia and wants nothing more than to find a way to keep her happy and safe. She was also quite close to Juliet and aided her when she could.
- The Confidant: She was a witness in Romeo and Juliet's secret wedding.
- Riches to Rags: Before the story began, she was a noble. However, after the death of her parents, she's forced by her aunt to be a servant.
- Sadistic Choice: She's on the receiving end of one towards the end of the season: condemn an innocent man she considers a friend, or have her sister killed.
- Undying Loyalty: Rosaline cared for Juliet enough to be a witness for her secret marriage to Romeo (despite vocally objecting to it) and covered for her several times, including when Juliet faked her death. Even after Juliet truly died, Rosaline still holds fondness for her — she is left aghast when Lord Capulet forces her to take Juliet's old quarters and only stays in them because she has no choice.
- The Unfavorite: Although Lady Capulet clearly dislikes both of her nieces, is quite obvious that the one she shows the most animosity against is Rosaline, who is the more outspoken and independent of the two.
- Yank the Dog's Chain: Only the first 2 episodes have aired and she has already been jerked around by the people around her, especially by her uncle and by the Prince Escalus. The last one is especially painful because the Prince promised to undo her betrothal with Benvolio and marry her himself but, due to rather unfavourable circumstances, he had to almost immediately go back on his promise and rather harshly pushed her into accepting the imposed betrothal
Cousin to Romeo, he was taken in by his uncle at a young age.
- The Confidant: He was a witness in Romeo and Juliet's secret wedding
- Friend to All Children: He seems to have a soft spot for them, especially for the ones that live on the streets
- I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: In the finale, he tells Rosaline to let him die, marry Escalus, and forget about him, all so she can be happy. Rosaline, by this point, knows she can't be happy without him.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's hot-tempered and sarcastic, but a good man at his core.
- The Unfavorite: His uncle doesn't hide the fact that he thinks his nephew is useless, which contrasted sharply with the way he addressed both Romeo and Mercutio.
- Undying Loyalty: While he thought it was a terrible idea, he didn't stop Romeo from marrying their enemy's daughter nor did he turn his back on his cousin when he was escaping, even giving him the means to return to Verona to say goodbye to Juliet, even if that ended up badly.
The Royal Family
Brother of Isabella, he returned to the city after receiving news that his father was on his deathbed. He was a childhood friend of both Livia and Rosaline.
- Childhood Friend Romance: He and Rosaline knew each other since childhood and later on they became attracted to one another.
- I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: He spares Benvolio when he sees Rosaline weeping at his execution, and realizes she truly cares for Benvolio, even if he doesn't understand why.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: Not long after the death of his father, he strives to find a way to give Verona peace and stability in order to defend her against possible outside threats
Sister of Escalus, she's co-ruler of the city of Verona. She was a childhood friend of both Livia and Rosaline.
- Ambiguously Gay: She has little to no interest in men, but is very fond of a lady in waiting she meets when visiting with the Doge.
- Canon Foreigner: She's not from the original play.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: She may not have been the one to inherit the throne but, that doesn't stop her from being active and aware of the going-ons of the city as well as willing to enforce harsh measures to ensure order.
Lord Damiano Montague
The patriarch of the family, father of Romeo and uncle to Benvolio
The heir to the Montague family.
Lord Montague's sister.
- Lady Macbeth: She helped Damiano kill their brother in order to seize the family fortune, and now she helps him plot against the Capulets.
A close friend of Romeo and Benvolio
- Doomed by Canon: Well, it could hardly be avoided given that his death was the catalyst to the many tragedies that followed
Lord Silvestro Capulet
Lady Giuliana Capulet
The matriarch of the household, mother of Juliet
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: An absolute terror that's entirely motivated by her love for her late daughter. She also genuinely loves the Nurse, and deeply appreciates all she's done for her.
- My God, What Have I Done?: By the end of the first season, when she realizes her actions have led to Livia eloping with Paris, an innocent man being up for execution, and her beloved Nurse dying. When Rosaline snarls, "Juliet would be ashamed of you. Remember that," Lady Capulet can't even protest, and just sits there in tears.
- Wicked Stepmother: Has little love for her adopted nieces, having them turn into servants.
The only daughter of Lord and Lady Capulet, wife of Romeo.
- Doomed by Canon: Again, a given.
- Never Speak Ill of the Dead: Averted, during her and Romeo's funeral, Lord Capulet unveiled a statue of her that was to be gifted to the Montagues but the statue was defaced and had the word "harlot" written on it, accusing Juliet of being one.
- Posthumous Character: She turns up to aide her parents as a ghost.
Rosaline's younger sister
- Break the Cutie: Finding out Paris' true nature destroys her.
- Canon Foreigner: She's not from the original play.
- The Cutie: Her greatest wish is to start a family with a good man, that's it. She has no other ulterior motives and is actually content with being a servant so long as she can be by her sister's side.
- Nice Girl: The biggest sweetheart in Verona.
- Was It All a Lie?: To Paris. He says it wasn't, but neither Livia nor the audience are inclined to believe him.
- Adaptational Villainy: In the play, Paris actually seemed like a perfectly nice guy. In this show, he's anything but.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: He can act the part of a kindhearted gentleman alarmingly well, but the truth is, he's rotten to his core.
- Spared by the Adaptation: In the play, his duel with Romeo killed him.
- The Starscream: He wants to overthrow Escalus and become ruler himself.