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University Ever After Dorm
- Always Someone Better: She's this for her stepsisters, whether she realizes it or not. It's why Snow sabotages her.
- Big Brother Instinct: It finally kicks in for her stepsister when Snow passes out from a concussion.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Not to a significant degree, but she's definitely not as nice as she first seems (or as she thinks). Consider how she used to talk about Snow behind her back off enough to seriously hurt her, and she repeatedly uses her status as an orphan to excuse things while pretty much ignoring the fact that Snow's dad is dead, too.
- Disappeared Dad
- The Fashionista: She doesn't quite have the budget to dress like it, but she is a fashion design major for a reason.
- Missing Mom
- Homeschooled Kids: It's even the excuse she gives for why her name is so weird.
- Meddling Parents: Her parents are way too overprotective.
- No Indoor Voice: She's notably louder than the other characters.
- The Outside World: College is seen as her chance at freedom.
- Shipper on Deck: For Ella/Eli. She seems to enjoy figuring out potential love interests for the other girls as well.
Rose Red / Wendy Blue
- The Ace: She's the most "perfect" of the group, aside from that one paper she cheated on...
- Big Bad: Is the one behind all the trouble in Season 2.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing
- Composite Character: She's also Wendy.
- Disproportionate Retribution: All of her actions as the Big Bad of season two. She takes her anger out on her fellow students, even though a lot of them (such as Hook and Ben) had little to do with the collapse of her mother's company, while those who did were for the most part doing the right thing. Belle, for example, was completely right for wanting to expose a company that could get people seriously injured, and Ari's family was well within its right to sue since the company could have killed her.
- Karma Houdini: She gets away along with Peter. They can be seen in the background on the ship with Eric and Ari in the finale.
- Go-Getter Girl: "Perfect" Rose-Red is always volunteering for some cause or another, while maintaining excellent grades.
- Hidden Villain: Of season two.
- Sanity Slippage: In the penultimate episode, which is modeled after Black Swan.
- Walking Spoiler
- Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Ben.
- Bookworm: She always has a book.
- Brainy Brunette: Like the Disney version, Belle is an intelligent, well-read brunette.
- Deadpan Snarker: Belle prone to making saracastic comments, especially when talking to Ben.
- Grammar Nazi: Seems to only do this to Ben.
- Gratuitous French: She's minoring in French, so she sometimes drops phrases.
- Honor Before Reason: Her dedication to reporting as well as to doing the right thing led to the downfall of the Three Little Pigs company, which she probably should've thought through a bit more since her father worked there.
- Intrepid Reporter: She works for the school newspaper.
- Always Someone Better: Her motivation for sabotaging Ella.
- Big Bad: She's the one sabotaging Ella in season one.
- Composite Character: She's also one of Ella's stepsisters.
- Deadpan Snarker
- Disappeared Dad: It's part of the reason Ella bothers her so much. Ella plays the "orphan card" fairly often, which grates on Snow since it seems like Ella doesn't even notice that Snow lost her father, too.
- Freudian Excuse: Her sabotaging of Ella makes a lot of sense when Snow explains that Ella was -Always Someone Better, and Snow and Clorinda perpetually felt inadequate living with both her and their overbearing mother. And to make it worse, Ella was the sister who used to gossip about Snow behind her back. She seems to be The Unfavorite, since Clorinda is rather dismissive of her as well.
- Walking Spoiler: You can't really know her backstory without knowing that she's Ella's other stepsister.
Arianna "Ari" Waters
- Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Belle.
- Deadpan Snarker: Particularly towards Belle.
- Dumb Jock: Played with. Belle treats him as this, and he frequently plays along, but he's able to correct her grammar back, and he's familiar enough with Shakespeare to have a conversation with her about the different plays.
- Put on a Bus: He spends season two in New York.
- Red Herring: Both Averted and Played Straight. He really is the Editor, but he isn't the person sabotaging Ella.
- Satellite Love Interest: He's Ella's Prince Charming. That's about it.
- Easily Forgiven: When he admits to Ari that he's the one who helped Snow sabotage Ella, she has a minimal reaction at best.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: He just sort of disappears a few episodes into season two, even though none of them were allowed to leave.
- Lovable Rogue: She's a drug dealer, but she's just so damn enthusiastic... Plus, she does seem to legitimately care about her friends, despite her ego.
- Small Name, Big Ego: She's a good enough friend, but her ego is huge.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Along with Elsie below, she's one of the two members of the group most responsible for the events of season two, as she's the one who told the Cheshires the buy the Three Little Pigs company.
- Put on a Bus: She disappears in season two despite being on the list of suspects.
- Red Herring: Everyone is pretty sure she's the one sabotaging Ella in season one. She's not.
Eric / "The Captain" / "Hook"
- The Dragon: For Rose Red.
- Easily Forgiven: Considering the fact that he helped Rose Red and basically threatened Belle's life, he doesn't seem to get into any trouble for it.
- Big Brother Instinct: We don't know who's older, but she's definitely protective of her cousin, Ari.
- Hot Scientist: She's a chemistry major.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Her formula was the one use to fix the wood used by the Three Little Pigs construction company, meaning she technically caused the events of season two.
- Karma Houdini: He gets away along with Rose Red. They can be seen on the same ship as Eric and Ari in the series finale.
- By-the-Book Cop: Seems to be, at least.