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     Carl Montclaire 

"I have a garage band. We're only good in the garage. Anywhere else we should be...banned."

Portrayed by: Dylan Everett

A high school boy whose bad luck could be split between 10 people.


  • Adorkable: Fits this trope to a T. It's most prominent when he talks to girls, tries to be cool, or tells bad jokes.
  • Alliterative Name: A loose example, Carl Montclaire, but people seem to take notice of the alliterative-ness when they say his full name.
  • Aloof Big Brother: To Becky, somewhat. In all fairness, she's kind of a jerk.
  • Badass Beard: Porter gives him one in "Big Hairy Deal" because he wants to be treated like a grown-up. He poses as a teacher named Mr. Becker and even enjoys himself for a little while, but soon realizes the responsibilities of being both a kid and an adult.
  • Brainy Brunette: Carl may not hold the title of "smartest student at Bennett High" like Jane, but he has proven to be every bit as academically inclined as she is.
  • Big Eater: Not habitually, but when he has to, Carl can consume voluminous amounts of food. In "Pimento" he competes in a hamburger-eating contest, in two alternate timelines! He even wins won of them. It should be noted that eating pimento makes him sick to his stomach.
    Porter: He always eats the whole apple. I'm talking stem and core.
  • Born Unlucky: The pilot shows flashbacks to a younger Carl who was just as down on his luck as present-Carl.
  • Butt-Monkey: Tends to be the butt of many jokes.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: Couldn't admit his feelings to Jane, until she liked Porter.
  • Cannot Tell a Joke: When he is put on the spot, Carl's attempts at comedy fall flatter than a mashed cat.
  • Character Development: At the start of the series, Carl is timid and a bit cynical due to his rotten luck and unpopularity. As the show progresses, he learns to be confident and becomes more optimistic and outgoing.
  • Classical Anti-Hero: One of the main points of the series is Carl learning to overcome his insecurities so Porter can make him the most popular kid in school and receive his wings.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Attributed to his Adorkable nature, he can be very goofy sometimes. He's not as big of one as Alex though.
  • Clueless Chick Magnet: Despite his being nervous around girls, Carl has romanced the likes of Brittany, Denise, Jane, and several others.
  • Cool Loser: He's smart, funny, helpful and resourceful. That doesn't stop people from walking all over him.
  • Cosmic Plaything: His life is constantly being influenced by angels, namely Porter and Denise. Even though they usually mean well, the help they give him isn't always welcome and sometimes has hazardous results.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He has a wry sense of humor.
  • Determinator: Turns into one during "Friday Afternoon Fever". At a school dance-off, Porter uses "unstoppable dance magic" on Carl which allows him to keep dancing without getting fatigued. Carl wins the competition, but the magic backfires and he can't stop dancing. When Porter finally gives Carl the cure, roughly 72 hours-worth of exhaustion are released into his body. He manages to dance for the remaining 30 seconds and breaks a World Record.
  • Disappeared Dad: Carl and Becky's father is never present, and there is no mention of him at all.
  • The Everyman / Jack-of-All-Stats: He's not athletic or physically strong like Serge. He's smart, but arguably not as smart as Jane. He doesn't have Brittany's fashion sense nor is he at Porter's level of smooth. However, he has shown some aptitude in each of these spots.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Usually gets jealous of people Jane idolizes. In "Me Carl, You Jane-ish" he wants to be Jane's hero, but when she says her hero is Brock Montana (a motivational speaker) he gets annoyed. In "Reel Trouble" he envies Space Pirate Bruce (a Han Solo Expy) who is Jane's fictional heartthrob.
  • The Hero: Of the series, along with Porter.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: After kissing Jane in the school play during "Dramarama", Carl begins pining for her in the dawn of Season 2.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Porter Jackson.
  • Large Ham: When he gets worked up about something. He'll even begin making hand gestures.
  • Punny Name: Monte Carlo.
  • Jade-Colored Glasses: Doesn't believe he can be popular at first, but Porter helps turn that around.
  • Motor Mouth: Carl has a degree in the yakking arts.
  • Muggle Best Friend: Being a regular human, he lacks the luxury of magical abilities. Nonetheless, he is Porter's best friend.
  • Nice Guy: Principal Malone fully acknowledges him as the most upstanding student in school. Carl will always help his friends even if it's inconvenient for him. Whenever he messes up, he'll always do the right thing in the end.
  • Nonchalant Dodge: Is granted the power to dodge effortlessly by Porter in "Getting out of Dodge". He becomes the best dodge ball player and even gets to pick his own team for a change. But then he begins dodging everything - his chores, his first kiss, and the magic required to turn him back to normal.
  • Self-Deprecating Humor: Makes use of this from time to time.
  • The Snark Knight: A mild example, but he often has a figurative thundercloud above his head. He has snarked at least once at every character on the show.
  • Socially Awkward Hero: Carl has shades of this. It mostly surfaces in a Verbal Backspace.
  • Super Speed: Temporarily in "Without a Paddle". Denise makes Carl a magic ping-pong paddle that slows down time for everyone except the person holding the handle. Turns out, the paddle doesn't slow down time, it just makes the user move really fast.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Pineapple-cheese jellybeans.
  • Unfazed Everyman: Rooms with an angel that's pretending to be his cousin? Check. He becomes so used to Porter's presence and magical mishaps that the spookiness of Halloween has no effect on him anymore. Until Porter concocts a haunted house to prove Carl can still get scared.
  • Weirdness Magnet: If he's the magnet, the supernatural situations he gets caught up in are the metal.
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    Porter Jackson 
"Who's more fit to make things perfect than perfect Porter Jackson?"

Portrayed by: Demetrius Joyette

An Angel-In-Training.


  • 100% Adoration Rating: Everyone in Bennett High loves him.
  • The Ace: Porter is popular, good looking, charming, funny and loved by all. His charming ways make even other angels jealous.
  • Adorkable: In "Heaven Must Be Missing an Angel", Porter stammers frantically around Jen Jen, an angel girl he really likes. Carl does his best to help out, but revels in the thought of his easygoing and suave friend suddenly acting awkward in front of a pretty girl for the first time.
  • Character Tic: Uses head nods for his magic. It's amusingly similar to a genie granting wishes.
  • The Charmer: He is a slick smooth-talker and has a way with words and people.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Much like Carl, he quips regularly.
  • Punny Name: Port Jackson.
  • The Prankster: His reputation in heaven is that of a prank legend. He has turned Dr. Casabi's halo into a doughnut before as well as used it as a makeshift discus. He even believes the reason he got stuck with Carl is because he pulled a prank on the "Big Guy".
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