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Control Z is a Netflix Original Teen Drama series set in a Mexican high school, National School, whose students get into all sorts of trouble (along with some staff members).

Season One starts with an outpouring of many people's secrets that a mysterious hacker reveals, creating chaos. Sofia Herrera, one of the students, sets out to track down the culprit so further harm is prevented.

In Season Two, a hidden "avenger" begins attacking the people who had their secrets disclosed (and their loved ones, sometimes) as revenge on them for "wrongs" the person believes that they're guilty of.

Season Three has Sofía and her friends teaming up together, after a shocking death they cover up as a suicide, to bring down a new faction of hackers that take over the original hacker's account and threaten to tarnish their futures just when they are about to graduate and fulfill their dreams.


  • Abhorrent Admirer: Lulu becomes this to Pablo after his secret is leaked, particularly the fact that he has a large penis. She even gives Pablo a flirtatious stare as he enters Quintanilla's office and has somehow gotten his number.
  • Abusive Parents: Gerry's father abuses his son emotionally and is shown to be completely homophobic when he makes an off-handed comment about the drawing Luis made of him. Raúl's father is a corrupt politician and blamed his son, to the point of punching him in the face, for the exposure of his shady dealings.
  • Accidental Murder:
    • Gerry accidentally kills Luis, who dies after he lingers in a coma from striking his head when knocked down by a punch.
    • Javier accidentally murders a teammate of his, who falls off a balcony and hits the floor, which kills him instantly.
    • In the midst of a struggle between Sofía, Javier, María, Claudia and Raúl over his stolen money, Susana accidentally falls off the school's rooftop trying to break them up, cracking her head open and killing her in the impact.
  • Accomplice by Inaction:
    • Raúl, aka the hacker, in the murder of Luis as he had set up the fight between him and Gerry in the first place but did not do anything to intervene when it quickly escalated, aside from only desperately pleading with Gerry to stop, to no avail.
    • Quintanilla as well, even lampshaded by Luis's mother. When Quintanilla found out about the fight, he locked Gerry up, only for him to be released by Alex on the hacker's orders, so Quintanilla handled the situation very poorly.
    • The students themselves who witnessed the fight also didn't do anything to prevent Gerry's violent rampage from going any further, even some of their pleads for Gerry to cool down didn't help at all.
    • Gerry became The Bully at the school (even towards Luis) as a result of his father's emotional abuse, especially after Gerry showed him a drawing Luis made of him, which led to his father making a homophobic comment about it. Gerry's mother, on the other hand, is more calm, understanding and possibly open-minded than her husband, yet she was unable to prevent the abuse from going any further.
    • Alex, Gerry and Pablo in Susana's accidental murder caused by Sofía, Javier, María, Claudia and Raúl. While Alex and Gerry can only watch in horror as the six of them fight over the stolen money bag for their own purposes, Pablo, who witnesses the murder outside of the school premises, simply leaves her to bleed out on the sidewalk by taking the money and driving off in his car.
  • Actually Pretty Funny: Sofía and Javier after the latter deliberately crashes his car through a wall to buy Luis enough time to escape from the wrath of Gerry, Darío and Ernesto. Initially concerned because the car got seriously damaged, albeit partially, they later burst out laughing awkwardly as the trio could've been run over. Even if that happened, it would've served them right for being a bunch of jerkasses.
  • Adults Are Useless: Quintanilla, the school principal, doesn't do almost anything useful to track down the hacker, although he keeps on telling Sofía to back out when she offers to assist. The same applies for Susana who becomes this authority figure by the second season when it comes to the avenger, although she does implement a lot of controversial measures.
  • Advertised Extra: Valeria and Regina are billed as main characters, but serve more as extras rather than pivotal characters whatsoever and have minimal dialogues.
  • Affably Evil: Darío and Ernesto, the most prominent members of the popular clique and Gerry's friends, who are more inoffensive and less prone to murder than Gerry. Lampshaded by both of them in 1.04.
    Darío: Well, ever since Luis, people start looking at us weird.
    Ernesto: We're not that bad, dude.
  • Affectionate Nickname:
    • "Luisito" or "Luisillo" by Gerry to Luis.
    • María refers to her sister Natalia as "Nati" or "Nat".
    • "Clau" for Claudia.
    • Almost everyone calls Javier "Javi". Güero also refered to him as "Javito".
    • Sofi by her mother and her friends.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: Sofia mostly keeps to herself, viewed as a freak or "psycho" because of her mental health issues by most students. However, it doesn't seem to affect her much, and she still cares about the students' welfare (even those who are cruel to her). Some of those who previously put her down realize they were wrong to as a result. The rest however appear unmoved.
  • The Alcoholic: The now widowed Güero, having resigned as the P.E. teacher, becomes one after Susana's death.
  • Alas, Poor Villain: After being expelled and becoming wanted by the police, Season 2 intends to make us feel sorry for Gerry as his life has now become miserable for murdering Luis and spent most of the time regretting it, wishing that things were different if he hadn't been so mean to him. His character development arc is really impressive to the point of making us realize that Gerry deserves a second chance. We are even given a backstory that reveals Gerry's Freudian Excuse, the catalyst of events that led him to become The Bully in the first place.
  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: Sofía undeniably feels this way about Raúl, even after he is exposed by the hacker, so much that this completely overcomes Javier's own feelings for her.
    • Rosita, who used to date Gerry The Bully, before breaking up with him after the hacker outs him as gay. While Gerry is serving his sentence for Luis' death, she randomly crosses paths with him and Bernardo and amdits that she has a thing for convicts.
  • Alliterative Name:
    • Gerardo Granda.
    • Rosa Restrepo.
  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: Sofia is a very pale-skinned brunette who's also reserved and shows little emotion at first. However, she's of average height and doesn't really care about her appearance.
  • Alpha Bitch:
    • Isabela was considered as "the queen of the school" as Alex said. However she lost this status once she'd been revealed as transgender.
    • Downplayed with Natalia, she acts like this even more than Isabela but being one of her best friends and hanging out with the popular clique to stay popular makes her more of a Beta Bitch. Though after her secret was revealed, she lost her popularity like Isabela.
  • Ambiguous Ending: Javier hypothizes that Raúl was @_allyoursecrets_ all along and that he planned all of this to separate them both, also pointing out that he was the one who sent Natalia to spy on them, yet Sofía still laughs off this deductions as weird. As she leaves, Sofía meets with Raúl and they drive off into the sunset but doesn't tell him this piece of information. Whether this was true or false, it's up to the viewer's interpretation.
  • Ambition Is Evil: Natalia's questionable methods to get what she wants come back to bite her hard after the hacker exposes her money theft to the school.
  • Anguished Declaration of Love: Pablo passionately tells Isabela he really does love her in the last episode. She rejects him though, given his past actions.
  • Anti-Villain: Despite being the Big Bad of the second season, Alex isn't truly evil per se, but Luis' murder committed by Gerry is what pushes her to become the avenger in the first place and use his violent fantasies as bloody ways to get back at those people who have supposedly wronged him. Most fans were disappointed about this reveal since Alex's profile did not actually match that of the mysterious perpetrator and even her scared face clearly says it all. No wonder why Alex made Gerry jump off the school's roof and Sofía told her that she wasn't capable of killing anyone.
  • Anyone Can Die: Luis and Susana, two of the show's main characters, were killed off in Season 1 and Season 2 respectively. Also Maria in season three.
  • Arc Words: Echoing the themes of each season.
    • Season 1. "It'd be much easier if everyone told the truth. If we didn't have any secrets".
    • Season 2. "You can't bury the past".
  • Armored Closet Gay: Gerry is vocally homophobic, but it turns out he likes to watch gay porn. This naturally gets him called gay himself, though he insists that he's not. Season 2 reveals that he's lying, even to himself-he really does like men.
  • Armor-Piercing Question:
    • After Javier is expelled for supposedly being the hacker, Quintanilla enters his office to find Raúl, the real hacker, waiting for him as he had blackmailed him into letting him off the hook by threatening to expose his affair with Susana, at which point Raúl asks Quintanilla why was he fucking her, to which he only demands that he leave.
    Raúl [to Quintanilla]: Why did you fuck Susana?
    • A major plot point of the first season is María, a.k.a. the Honey Bunny, entering an affair with Pablo behind her best friend Isabela's back even before she was outed as transgender and he publicly dumped her in front of everyone, but despite clearly feeling guilty about it, María can't bring herself to tell Isabela, fearing that this would affect their friendship. In the final episode, after Pablo attempts to rape Isabela and María comes to her defense, however, Pablo gains the upper hand by yelling out the question about said piece of information.
    Pablo [to María]: Did you tell her you're the Honey Bunny?!
  • Ascended Extra: Claudia plays a much major role in the third season than she did when first introduced, now prepared to team up with her classmates to go to extreme lengths to cover up their involvement in Susana's death to ensure their futures. She is also on good terms with Pablo and finds a career in acting.
  • Asshole Victim: When the hacker exposes Natalia as a thief, as she had previously stolen the money collected for the NONA party to buy expensive bags for herself, all of her classmates turn on and vilify her for her controversial actions, demanding that she give the money back. Quintanilla, the principal, even removes her as president of the student committee and is replaced with her nemesis Rosita, who takes pleasure in mocking her. As everyone starts ignoring Natalia at Raúl's party, she goes into a melodramatic fury after realizing that she posted on her profile a dare in which anyone seen speaking to Natalia will be banned from attending NONA, just before her sister María delivers a blunt "The Reason You Suck" Speech to her, reminding Natalia that she as well is having a hard time through her situation. Raúl, post-hacker reveal, lampshaded this to Sofía, remarking that Natalia "isn't the nice person she seemed to be".
  • Aw, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: Natalia and María had a rocky relationship in the first season, particularly due to the former's rude behavior towards her, to the point of María giving her a taste of her own medicine. Subverted in the second season when Natalia shows support after learning about María's pregnancy and abortion. María also teams up with her to collect the money she owes to the drug dealers who threaten to kill her, even becoming concerned for Natalia's safety after they kidnap her for failing to fulfill their deadline that she was willing to ransom her by attempting to steal back Raúl's money, which was previously stolen by the Avenger.
  • Awful Truth: Sofía is completely heartbroken to learn that the young woman who she previously crossed paths with at the prison is another daughter of her father, making them half-sisters.
  • Ax-Crazy: Güero goes murderously ballistic at Sofía, Raúl, Javier, Pablo and Gerry, attempting to kill them with a baseball bat as revenge for Susana's death and lying to him about their involvement. They are fortunately saved by Natalia who hits Güero in the head with a vase.
  • Back for the Finale: Pipe reunites with Gerry at the end of the third season, or so it seems.
  • Backstabbing the Alpha Bitch: Nearly all of the people within the popular clique backstabbed Isabela in different ways before and/or after she was outed as transgender.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: Although he was publicly unmasked as the hacker by Sofía and Javier, Raúl still got away with leaking the secrets of the students anyway and temporarily managed to find his way out of expulsion by using Quintanilla and Susana's affair against them, especially after Susana became the new principal.
  • Bad Liar: When Quintanilla questions Natalia over her classmates' complaints regarding her money theft, she elaborates a very cheap excuse to defend her actions: that she had transferred the money to another account for better interests to provide for the Mazahuas. However, Quintanilla isn't easily fooled by this and nevertheless removes her as head of the student committee.
  • Batman Gambit: Sofía tries to protect Rosita, even though she continually dismisses her warnings, from the avenger who intends to target her next. However, the attacker predicted this and switched Sofía's pills to get her hospitalized. It turns out that Sofía can tell between a right pill and wrong one as she had actually staged her accident in order to mislead the avenger and later continue the investigation to unmask them.
  • The Beard: Gerry obviously used Rosita as this due to him being ashamed of embracing that he's gay.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: Played straight. Sofía wishes that the world was a better place if everyone just stopped pretending to live fake lives and keeping things to themselves; in short: a world without lies and secrets. Granted by courtesy of Raúl, a.k.a., the hacker, who had seen that his friends are all a bunch of phonies, but whose actions led to a lot of violent fights, broken friendships, Luis's death and her father getting imprisoned after his faked death is exposed.
  • Betty and Veronica: Helpful Javier is the Betty to troubled Raul's Veronica for Sofia's Archie. Season 3 finale shows she ends with Raul.
    • Betty and Veronica Switch: In the two first seasons, Javier and Raul switch their places in mid-season. Since Sofia shows distrust towards Javier concerning his past and/or his behavior for a while distancing them for each other, he becomes the Veronica. Meanwhile, Raul as the new Betty being in love with her, will do anything to her leading her to drop her guard emotionally. Anyways, in both seasons, the two guys return to their initial position.
    • Season 2 adds Javier being the Archie betwween his Best Friend Sofia (Betty) and former Beta Bitch Natalia (Veronica). In Season 3, he finally chooses Natalia staying friends with Sofia.
    • Also, the Bisexual Love Triangle involving María as the Archie with her new best friend Claudia as the Betty and Jerkass ex-fuckbuddy Pablo being the Veronica as the two fight over her. However, while Claudia and Pablo manage to put their differences aside to help María rescue her kidnapped sister, neither of them get to be with her as María commits suicide out of guilt for her part in Susana's death.
  • Believing Their Own Lies: Natalia lies to everyone, even to herself, about stealing the school's savings meant for the NONA party for greedy goals and she refuses to acknowledge that she did anything wrong when everyone chews her out for her controversial actions.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Martha. DON'T bully or speak ill about her son if you know what's good for you. She won't even hesitate to criticize the principal's incompetence in dealing with the students's cynical behavior.
    • Isabela. After being outed as trans by the hacker, she loses her popularity and most of the students ostracize her. Isabela gets offended very easily if they make inappropiate comments about her transition or being called a "boy". Furthermore, you DON'T tell a transgender person that you understand their pain, unless you have gone through the same experience as her, which is evidently lampshaded by Isabela herself while calling Quintanilla out on this.
    • Alex. Given that she is in a relationship with her teacher Gaby and makes efforts in keeping it a secret, Alex got very defensive when Gerry attempted to snatch her phone after she evaded his question on whether or not she was dating someone of her same gender, only for Javier to rush up to her defense and get Gerry to back off.
    • Pablo. In season 2, whenever he sees Raúl, Pablo does nothing more than violently beating him up for ruining his life and doesn't mind if the fights take place in public places such as the school, Rosita's house and a nightclub.
  • Betrayal by Inaction: When the hacker outs Isabela as transgender, she tries to seek comfort from Pablo, the only person who ever knew about her secret. However, rather than defending her from his friends, Pablo decides to feign ignorance about this piece of information by publicly breaking up with her, much to Isabela's anger. While Pablo sort-of regrets it later on after being exposed as an unfaithful boyfriend, this doesn't really change what he did before.
    Isabela [to Pablo]: You're an idiot!
  • Big Bad:
    • The Hacker in Season 1. Raúl.
    • The Avenger in Season 2. Alex.
    • @allyoursecrets in Season 3. Bruno.
  • Big Bad Ensemble: Alex, a.k.a. the Avenger, and Pablo are the two main antagonists of the second season. The former poses a threat to the entire student body, particularly Gerry, by torturing them in such bloody ways in order to seek justice for Luis. In the latter's case, he is actively seen trying to get revenge on Raúl, whose previous actions as the hacker had brought out his darker side, thus gaining a lot of screen time and making him less sympathetic and more evil and dangerous than Alex is.
  • Big Damn Heroes:
    • In 1.03, Javier when he buys Luis enough time to escape from Gerry, Darío and Ernesto by deliberately crashing his car through a wall.
    • In 1.08, María when she saves Isabela from Pablo's wrath before he spitefully reveals to Isabela that they have slept together behind her back, causing Isabela to end her friendship with María.
    • In 2.07, Pablo beats Raúl up at his house while demanding the whereabouts of Gerry, who suddenly shows up and hits Pablo in the head with an Xbox to defend him.
  • Big "NO!":
    • Raúl and Quintanilla give one out as Gerry punches Luis and he falls unconscious.
    • Martha yells one out after her son Luis flatlines at the hospital, with Gerry feeling guilty and silently apologizing to her as he walks out.
  • Big "SHUT UP!": Javier in 2.08 as he threatens Raúl into giving up his money to save Natalia from the drug dealers by holding him at gunpoint.
  • Bilingual Bonus: For those who know English, even if you're watching a Spanish Mexican series, you'll find that Isabela is very fluent speaking the language, and even more so when her actress Zión Moreno is American of Mexican descent. However, for the English dubbing, Moreno is the only one out of the original actors of the main cast to dub her in said language. Even her iconic lines in English stay the same.
  • Bisexual Love Triangle: Implied in Season 2, Pablo begins to pursue Maria who doesn't interested to him anymore and develops ambiguous feelings for Claudia her new friend whom she's very close and who acts protectively with her concernig Pablo.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Pablo seems to be a nice, charming popular student, but once the hacker leaks Isabela's secret and María breaks the news to him that she's got pregnant, he completely sheds this facade, retoring to more violent tendencies once the hacker's identity is exposed.
    • Lampshaded in 1.06 about Javier's dark past.
    Football player: Look, Javier plays the good guy and everybody buys it. But deep down he's a bully.
    • Raul as well with Sofia. He acts senstive and pretends to need her help against the hacker. He's the hacker and creates this situation in order to win her affections.
    • Adrián, a football player who bullies Javier in season 3 while he acts nice in front of his family, even lying to his mother that Javier lent him his school sweater.
  • Bittersweet Ending: Sofía finally manages to put an end to the _@allyoursecrets_ faction of hackers, but in the process Luis, Susana and María tragically died, she and her friends are sentenced to do community service over their involvement in Susana's death and Damián is arrested for his secondary role in the crime and to atone for all the other dirty deals done in the past through Javier. Claudia never gets the chance to be with María due to her death and Alex and Gabriela remain broken up for good, while even Rosita breaks up with Darío. Nevertheless, Sofía/Raúl and Javier/Natalia get back together, the fully redeemed Gerry also gets his own happy ending, after refusing to return to his parents, by being legally adopted by Luis' mother.
  • Blackmail: The hacker blackmails people to do things with the threat of exposing their secrets, though later they're exposed anyway.
  • Blatant Lies:
    • In 1.04, Rosita assured Natalia that she would tell everyone to stop ignoring her. However, Natalia reaches her breaking point after it is revealed that Rosita had actually done the opposite through a dare (Freeze Natalia) in which anyone seen talking to her would be banned from attending the NONA party.
    • Adrián telling his mother that Javier lent him his school sweter when asked about it. Of course, the viewers aren't fooled and don't buy this cheap performance of his.
  • Brainy Brunette: Sofia is bookish, analytical and very intelligent, while also being black-haired.
  • Break the Cutie: The events of Susana's death left María completely traumatized in the third season and goes through a phase of depression, to the point of eventually killing herself by drowning.
  • Break the Haughty: Natalia's bitchy behavior stems from her desires of fame and money. However, by the second episode of the first season, the hacker exposes her as a thief for stealing the school's savings to buy expensive bags for herself, turning most of the student body against her. Natalia turns to drug dealing to pay the money back, something that comes back to bite her in the second season after she accidentally lost the money during the violent brawl at the NONA party over the revealed secrets, with the other dealers giving Natalia an ultimatum: pay the owed debts or be killed if the demands aren't met.
  • Broken Pedestal: Sofía became very popular that her classmates looked up to and chose her to do the graduation speech. However, after @allyoursecrets forces her to leak new secrets of her friends and Raúl falsely admits to be said hacker, they feel betrayed by her actions that they completely shun her. This is completely subverted in the season finale.
  • Bungled Suicide: Sofia tried to kill herself over the stress of her father turning out to be alive, but failed.
  • The Bully: Gerry and his buddies never leave Luis be, picking on him brutally every day.
  • The Bus Came Back: Natalia leaves Acapulco behind her parents' back and goes back to Mexico in order to find answers behind María's suicide and Susana's death.
  • Buried Alive: Ernesto and Dario are buried in a coffin together by the avenger in Season 2. They manage to get located and rescued in time before their air runs out.
  • Bury Your Gays:
  • Butch Lesbian: Alex is a mild example, with short hair and fairly masculine clothing a lot of the time. She's not averse to wearing more feminine clothes though, and is otherwise not stereotypically butch. Alex is secretly dating another woman in the first season.
  • Call-Back:
    • When Gerry witnesses his fellow inmates bullying the harmless Bernardo, it quickly reminds him of his bullying past with Luis.
    • Natalia voices her jealousy of Sofía to Javier when she finds out that they're in a relationship, acting like if she did nothing wrong, at which point Javier reminds her that he caught her boinking his father and left him on such short notice to deal with the repercussions regarding Susana's death.
    • Raúl recalling how Pablo used to beat the crap out of him when asked why would he try and purposefully run him over.
    • Sofía reminding Ernesto that she saved him from being buried alive when he asks her why would he help her decode the IP address of a drone and that she'll keep doing so until the day he dies for real.
  • Calling Parents by Their Name: Sofia calls her mom "Nora" half the time. Her mom doesn't seem to care.
  • The Cameo: Uruguayan-born Mexican actress Bárbara Mori makes a cameo in the seventh episode of the third season when Claudia's drama teacher introduces them at an event.
  • Cassandra Truth:
    • In 2.04, Sofía and Javier try to warn each other about Raúl and Natalia. She is still attracted to Raúl after his previous actions while Javier was completely blind to realizing that he was being used as an escape from Natalia's money issues, although her devastated reaction implies that she did truly love him and this move was out desperation from being to spare her from the drug dealers. Sofía also severed ties with Raúl after finding out about Quintanilla and Susana's affair and that he had kept it a secret as to not be expelled from the school. Lampshaded by both of them in 2.08.
    Javier: Hey, you were right about Natalia.
    Sofía: And you were right about Raúl.
    • In 2.07, Rosita ignores Sofía's concerns for her safety when she tells her that the Avenger intends on targeting her. She defies Sofía by leaving the school premises to hang out with Darío and Ernesto at a restaurant. It isn't until the Avenger tampers with Sofía's pills that Rosita lampshades this in 2.08 after the former is hospitalized, although it is later revealed that Sofía actually didn't take the pills and she had staged her accident.
    Rosita: Your pills were switched. The avenger did this. Sofi, I had no idea.
    Sofía: It's fine. It's not your fault.
    Rosita: No, but...I know it's not my fault, but...I didn't believe you. You said I was in danger after the party and I didn't believe you, and now...we're all screwed.
    Sofía: Really, it's fine.
    • In 3.07, nobody (even her friends) believe Sofía when she tries to tell them that Raúl falsely confessed to being @allyoursecrets because he was kidnapped and blackamiled into it, forcing her to rescue him by herself. Lampshaded by Alex in 3.08.
  • Chick Magnet: Most of the female students are immediately attracted to Javier the minute he arrives at the school. Even after he survives an accidental gunshot wound, courtesy of Gerry, his popularity among them is boosted through this circumstance, although Javier doesn't have the knack to show this off (for example, Valeria and Regina inviting Javier to study with them and them being gently rejected).
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: Javier in Season 2 becomes kind of hysterical every time Sofia is around Raul.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Sofia lost her father to a fire in her childhood. It caused her severe trauma, and she's still dealing with it. She doesn't like to talk about it, and cuts herself to cope.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Natalia for most of the first season. Subverted as she starts being more sympathethic by the second season. She still has her moments in the third season, though.
    • Sofía herself also comes up with very sarcastic comments to some of her classmates.
  • Death by Falling Over:
    • Luis is knocked out by Gerry after hitting his head on the edge of a sidewalk during a fight, and is knocked unconscious, later dying of his injury.
    • Susana is killed by being pushed off the roof accidentally while in a struggle over a bagful of money in the Season 2 finale.
  • Demoted to Extra: Quintanilla, who is no longer the principal at National School, becomes this in the third season as he is only offering his assistance to Sofía in preparing her graduation speech and serves as the right-hand man to Elvia, the stern and hard-to-please new principal.
  • Did Not Get the Girl: Javier ends alone in third season, and ends up being friends with Sofia while she chooses Raul.
  • Didn't Think This Through:
    • Luis falsely admitted to being the hacker in a futile attempt to stop Gerry, Darío and Ernesto from bullying him ever again. However, he never considered that Gerry, assuming this lie to be true, would go after him to misguidedly exact revenge and even the hacker worsening the whole ordeal by arranging a public fight between them.
    • Raúl's actions as the hacker came from a comment Sofía made to him about everything being easier if everyone just told the truth to each other and stopped pretending to live fake lives. However, in doing so, Raúl had never imagined that all of this would result in fights, broken friendships and Gerry's murderous rampage that resulted in Luis's death, which was also the catalyst of events that incited the Avenger to come about in the first place. In season 2, his argument with Sofía after allowing Gerry to escape clearly says it all.
  • Dirty Coward: Gerry is too afraid to turn himself in to the police over his role in Luis' murder that he is indirectly allowing the Avenger to keep on torturing the students who supposedly messed with him in the past. Subverted after he is caught on his lie by Pipe.
  • Disappeared Dad: Sofia's father died when she was fairly young. It later turns out he'd just faked his death and only came back into her life years later secretly.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Raúl revealed everyone's secrets claiming they deserved this. Their "crimes" range from being bullies, to mildly rude and just keeping secrets period. Meanwhile the hackings cause even worse harm, all this including one person's death.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: Sofía telling Raúl, after finding out that he kept a secret from her Quintanilla ans Susana's affair, that the worst part wasn't that he lied to her but that she believed him. These words are suspiciously similar to the lyrics of Ricardo Arjona's song "El Problema" and, to some extent, Luis Miguel's song "Culpable o No", both of them coincindentally mirroring relationship drama.
  • The Dog Bites Back: After Pablo betrayed her and realizing that Raúl, Gerry and Natalia were to blame for her secret being leaked, Isabela turns on them by accepting the hacker's request to leak their secrets as revenge. In later episodes, María has had enough of Natalia's unfair mistreatment towards her and gives her a taste of her own medicine.
  • Do Not Call Me "Paul": Like most transgender people, Isabela hates to be called by her dead name, which people do often when she's outed.
  • Don't You Dare Pity Me!: Isabela rebuffs Alex, a lesbian student, who intervened to defend her from some female bullies, who inappropiately tell her to change restrooms, about her gender identity. Subverted when Isabela later on apologizes to Alex for being so harsh on her and ends up befriending her, although Alex asserts that Isabela was right because at some point she had to stand up for herself. Guess what? She did.
  • Drives Like Crazy: Invoked by Javier twice. He saved Luis from Gerry, Darío and Ernesto by deliberately crashing his car through a wall and made an improvised drift while passing by a construction area while he and Sofía rushed to the school to stop the avenger from forcing Gerry to kill himself.
  • Dude, Not Funny!: Played straight. Quintanilla is attacked and humilliated by the avenger at his own farewell party, locked up in the men's restroom and stung by bees. Shortly after he is released and shows up before the gaze of the students gathered there, Darío jokingly remarks that "it must have been a good poop", at which point they burst out laughing. Quintanilla lampshades this to Darío asking "You think you're so funny?", as he is visibly offended by the joke right before launching his "The Reason You Suck" Speech to them and outright making an angry Screw This, I'm Outta Here.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: Sofía is called "Sofreak" by her classmates due to the fact that she was admitted into a psych ward after almost cutting herself with a pair of scissors as a way of coping with her father, who had faked his own death in a fire, popping back into her life all of a sudden. Ernesto even cleverly comes up with another one, "Sofiopath", which is similar to the word "sociopath".
  • Emotionless Girl: Sofia acts very emotionless initially, though it's really hiding her deep-seated trauma.
  • Engineered Public Confession: Sofia tricks the hacker into confessing, while this is being recorded, and then plays it for everyone.
  • Enemy Mine: Despite initially not wanting to have anything to do with him, Sofía is forced to team up with Raúl to locate Gerry (and the avenger as well), with even Sofía pointing out to the distrustful Javier that he might be useful in the investigation. In addition, she is still attracted to Raúl post-hacker. Subverted in 2.07, after finding out that Raúl had kept a secret the affair between Quintanilla and Susana so that he wouldn't get expelled from the school, leading Sofía to team up again with Javier to carry on with the investigation.
  • Et Tu, Brute?: Isabela gets this after learning that her best friend María is the Honey Bunny who has been sleeping with Pablo, sarcastically telling both of them that they deserve each other.
    Pablo: [to María] Did you tell her you're the Honey Bunny?!
    [Isabela turns to María with a shocked face]
    Pablo: We've been fucking a lot and you didn't even know!
    Isabela: Keep going, then. You two deserve each other, "friend".
  • Even Evil Has Standards:
    • In 1.03, Pablo was forced by Gerry, Darío and Ernesto to drive them over to Luis's house and get revenge on him after he had falsely admitted to being the hacker in a bid to free himself from their extreme bullying. He seemed to be completely reluctant to follow suit and asked Gerry not to do anything stupid. After Luis got hospitalized by Gerry, Pablo was quick to blame Darío and Ernesto for their friend's actions, despite them suggesting otherwise that the hard blow did not happen until the end. He even stops Gerry from picking a fight at Raúl's party after he calmly told him to leave since nobody wanted to see or talk to him after what he did to Luis. Downplayed in season 2 after Raúl was publicly exposed as the hacker.
    • In 1.06, Isabela tells María that she suspects Natalia to be the Honey Bunny after being given a hint and also because Natalia had earlier sold Isabela out to hacker. María, who actually is the Honey Bunny, relays the accusation to Natalia, who outright denies it, stating that she isn't a 'slut' as Isabela was her former Best Friend.
    • In 2.02, when Raúl admits to having followed Sofía to the graveyard where Darío and Ernesto were buried alive and he violently attacked Javier before escaping (basically the first if not only brutal crime he commits, although out of personal gain), he truthfully denies being the Avenger. Sofía is quick to accept this as the truth, saying that while he is still a stalker, he isn't a murderer.
  • Everyone Has Standards:
    • Lampshaded by Isabela in 1.02 when she confronted Natalia for being an accomplice to the hacker in the leaking of her secret by stealing her cellphone, which led to the video of her as a boy being uploaded. Despite Isabela being an Alpha Bitch to everyone at school and being just as self-absorbed as her friends, she would've never done such things to save her own skin. Even if Natalia didn't give in to the hacker's orders, it wouldn't have mattered, as everyone's secrets were leaked after their identity was exposed.
    Natalia: Isabela, what would you have done if it were your secret?
    Isabela: I would never do that to my best friend.
    • Despite initially defending Gerry, Darío and Ernesto come to realize how wrong his actions were when he beat Luis and had him hospitalized, even pointing out that some of the students are starting to give them the cold shoulder due to their closeness to Gerry. While they're still jerkasses at some degree, they aren't murderers unlike Gerry, whose mistake would later come back to bite him hard in the second season.
    • Sofía does whatever it takes to unmask the hacker. However, in 1.06, she becomes disgusted at Gerry after he swore to kill the hacker himself, rethorically asking him if he hadn't owned up to his previous actions.
    • Even though she is angered and devastated over Luis's death, Marta can't help but feel sorry for the students who are being attacked by the Avenger, knowing that her son would've never wanted these incidents to happen.
  • Everyone Loves Blondes: And Javier surely does when he falls for Deadpan Snarker Natalia.
  • Evil Counterpart: Downplayed with Sebastián, who is this to Gabriela as both of them are teachers at National School who were in relationships with female students, Alex and Claudia. However, while Gabriela genuinely loved Alex, Sebastián was only taking advantage of Claudia's acting skills.
  • Evil Former Friend: Raúl to the popular clique and the entire student body.
  • Eviler than Thou: Downplayed with Pablo the Jerkass and the avenger, Alex. While Alex is the main Big Bad of the second season, however, she doesn't really show signs of personal maliciousness once she is revealed as the perpetrator by the end of the second season. Pablo, on the other hand, is more unsympathetic and vengeful than Alex is, as Raúl's actions as the hacker brought out his darker side: beating his former friend up almost everyday, prioritizing his own needs over María's and behaving like a GreenEyedMonster towards Claudia, whom he views as a threat.
  • Face of an Angel, Mind of a Demon: Appereance speaking, Natalia seems to be and act innocent but this opinion quickly changed when people learn she secretly stole a lot of money in the high school.
  • Faking the Dead: Sofia's father faked his death, and was alive for all these years.
  • Fallen Prince: Raúl for his actions as the hacker.
  • Fallen Princess: Isabela had lost her status after she was revealed to be transgendered, and Natalia as well after she stole money from NONA.
  • Fate Worse than Death: Even if he deserved it for being a jerkass, Adrián getting crippled and bound to a wheelchair by one of the _@allyoursecrets_ hackers, who mistook him for Javier because he stole and was wearing his school sweater, was such a cruel thing to do.
  • Faux Affably Evil:
    • Raúl is quite a good liar hiding his anonymous identity as the hacker...until Sofía figured it out.
    • Pablo also falls for this trope, as he progressively starts losing his cool after being exposed as both a complete jerk and an unfaithful boyfriend to Isabela, causing him to become more violent, vengeful and less sympathetic by the second season, wishing for nothing more than getting revenge on Raúl for his actions as the hacker that brought out his darker side.
  • Foil:
    • Sofía and Luis. Both are outcasts at National School but they don't share the same skills to fight back against those people, particularly Gerry, who speak ill about or bully them. Sofía is more observant, deductive and sassy while Luis is more shy, lonely and soft-spoken. If Sofía makes clever comments to Gerry, Luis is unable to stand up for himself or do anything to outsmart him and his two friends Darío and Ernesto. However, both are also very overprotected by their mothers. They contrast on their problems (mental health and bullying) that lead them to this and just implore them to back off; Nora meddles in Sofía's life and decisions, while Martha keeps complaining to the principal over Luis' unfair mistreatment. Sofía is so traumatized by her father popping back into her life after faking his own death, which results in her getting admitted to a psych ward, that she retorts to self-harm and Luis is constantly bullied at the school that he seeks solace through his drawings, making violent fantasies of the students as a way to blow off steam.
    • Javier and Raúl. Both are in love with Sofía (and are constantly fighting over her), yet they demonstrate this in very different ways. While Javier proves to be a humble, honest, compassionate and righteous person who has his own moral code, Raúl, on the other hand, is much more cunning, selfish and scheming, using deceit and blackmail for his own personal gain, but it doesn't change the fact that he, just like Javier, cares very deeply about Sofía and is willing to ensure her safety after seeing that she is different from the rest of his friends who were all a bunch of phonies. Both also have fathers who are themselves wealthy but contrast on the relationships they have with them. In Javier's case, even though they are not that close, the latter genuinely cares about his son and is willing to go to great lengths so that he can achieve his own future. However, Raúl and his father completely loath each other and neither of them even cares about how the other is doing. He scolded Raúl after catching him and his friends in the basement admiring his antique collections and later blamed him for the exposure of his shady business as a politician, angrily punching him in the face as a result.
    • Natalia and Rosita. Both are self-confident and snarky students who held the position of Student President and by extension of NONA's organizer. They're different in their way they treat other characters though. Natalia is more aloof, conflictual, she seems innocent and good-natured due to her light-colored outfits and her Holier Than Thou attitude but she's cunning, deceptive and uses her sexuality for her goals while Rosita wears dark-colored clothes and is promiscuous, she is warmer and more cheerful. Concerning their status as Student President, if Natalia was more concerned to steal money from high school's treasury, Rosita was more focused on organizing the NONA for her and other students.
    • Alex and Gerry. Both are homosexual but are oucasts at the school and neglected by their parents; Gerry's father is emotionally abusive while his mother, who is kind for one instance, for another is rather indolent in stopping her husband's actions. Alex's parents, on the other hand, are never shown but are mentioned by Alex to have been living in Querétaro. However, while Alex is an aloof yet approachable Nice Girl, Gerry is a detestable bully who often picks on students, especially Luis. As of their sexual orientations, Alex has no qualms in dating girls (or even women who are twice her age), Gerry is initially ashamed of it that he masks those feelings through a homophobic personality and it's no wonder who he got this attitude from.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: Natalia is the foolish to María's responsible. Natalia is the one who get involved in illegal activities due to her ambition and/or errors while though Maria did bad things as well (like sleeping with her best friend's boyfriend leading to an unexpected pregnancy), she stays grounded and laid-back.
  • Forced Out of the Closet: Isabela is outed as transgender in the first episode. Gerry is outed for watching gay porn (but he insists he's not gay). Later two more guys are outed as gay, along with Gaby. All this is done by the hacker.
  • Foreshadowing:
    • Natalia fears that her parents, who were notified by Susana, will make her and María change schools because she was kidnapped by the Avenger last night and thrown out of a van the following morning. Come the third season, and this prediction ends up becoming true after Natalia's kidnapping concerning her risky drug dealing job becomes the last straw for them and they do end up, not only changing schools, but moving away as well. Made worse by the fact that María, who was partially responsible for causing Susana's death, kills herself.
    • Sofía's father telling her that "you can love more than one person at the same time" concerning her feelings for both Javier and Raúl. It is later revealed what he actually meant by those words when Sofía is heartbroken to learn that he has another daughter. He event tells her that by the time he gets out, he will arrange for his other daughter Sofía to meet each other and someday spend some quality of time together.
  • Former Friend of Alpha Bitch: Natalia to Isabela after she was an accomplice to the hacker in leaking her secret.
    • María as well for sleeping with Pablo. Although her guilt is clear as day, she never gets the courage to tell her.
  • Frame-Up: Raúl frames Javier for the hackings, throwing off suspicion from himself.
  • Freudian Excuse: Gerry being emotionally abused by his father is the main reason why he's The Bully at the school.
  • Freudian Trio: As an extension of the Betty and Veronica situation, Raul is The Id representing risk and action, Javier is The Superego as he embodies security and reason and Sofia is The Ego, being the mediator and balance between both when they team up.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes:
    • Gerry becomes this in the eyes of his friends and classmates after violently beating Luis up and leaving him in a coma. Pablo even tries to peacefully have him leave Raúl's party when he arrives out of fear for how he'll react. Subverted after he atones for his actions and the group sort-of forgives him.
    • Raúl can count as well, because his actions as the hacker have earned him a lot of hatred from the student body.
  • Gendered Insult: Isabela is called a guy by most people after it's revealed she's transgender. Gerry's called gay since he watched some gay porn. Both are incensed.
  • Girl Posse: The girl trio of the popular clique: Isabela is the Alpha Bitch, Natalia is a kind of Beta Bitch acting like an alpha one and Maria subverts the Brainless Beauty trope, being more an Innocent Beta Bitch.
  • Good Girls Avoid Abortion: Pablo asks María not to have an abortion, saying he would care for her and it's also his baby. She insists on her right to though, and ultimately does so, which isn't treated as bad by the narrative.
    Pablo: Hey, did you get my message?
    Maria: I did.
    Pablo: So?
    Maria: It's not your decision.
    Pablo: It's my child too, Maria.
    Maria: That changed after you bailed on me.
  • Gone Horribly Right:
    • Because of the hacker, Gerry fought off and punched Luis very hard. Not only he did he get him hospitalized, but the severity of the injuries would later result in Luis's death, all because of a wrong choice Luis made to free himself from the school's extreme bullying.
    • Raúl, unmasked as the hacker, succeeds in leaking the students' secrets, wanting to give Sofía a world without secrets and lies. However, his actions resulted in massive fights, broken friendships and Luis's death.
  • Gossipy Hens: The school's popular clique, particularly Rosita, the most gossipy of the students.
  • Green-Eyed Monster:
    • Raul's interest towards Sofia is obvious, while his passive insults against Javier reflect his jealousy towards their relationship.
    • Sofia in the second season. It's clear that she doesn't take it very well that Javier is romantically involved with Natalia as she seems upset and even jealous as well over the latter's good looks.
    • Pablo in the second season when it came to María being close friends with Claudia, who supported her through her abortion process after Isabela ended her friendship with her.
  • Greater-Scope Villain:
    • Bruno, the head of the school's I.T. department, who had indirectly motivated Raúl into becoming the hacker after the former previously blackmailed him through some photos implying his father's corruption as a wealthy politician.
    • Gerry's father, to some extent, as the emotional abuse towards his son is what made him become The Bully in the first place.
  • Groin Attack: Claudia does this to Pablo when he tries to grab her.
  • Guile Heroine: Having Hyper-Awareness, Sofia is pretty deductive, allowing her to outsmart bullies such as Gerry or even discover the hacker's identity and reveal it to the other students.
  • HA HA HA—No: When Gerry shows up at Raúl's party, Pablo calmly asks him to leave because nobody wants to see him after what he did to Luis. His other two friends, Darío and Ernesto, sort-of take Pablo's side. Gerry laughs sarcastically and asks if they are kidding, but the three can only respond with silence before Gerry becomes angry and nearly picks a fight with them, which Pablo stops and Gerry leaves stating how "disappointed" he is that they don't trust him anymore.
  • Hair-Contrast Duo:
    • Subverted between the twin sisters. Natalia the blonde one is actually edgier than Maria the brunette one who is nicer.
    • To a lesser extent, subverted as well with Natalia and Rosita who are rivals. Rosita (brunette) is more approachable and easy-going while Natalia is sneaky and hostile.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Natalia gradually becomes this overtime, when Javier and María start making her a little nicer and understanding, in stark contrast to her personality from the first season.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Natalia, someone who basically "hates everyone" as stated by Sofía, is very capricious and prone to anger even by the minimal efforts her sister María does to help her.
  • Has a Type:
    • Pablo and empowered feminists like Isabela, María, and to a lesser extent Claudia.
    • Javier and sassy overachieving girls: Sofía and Natalia.
    • Gerry and shy soft-spoken nice guys: Luis and Bernardo.
  • The Hedonist: Rosita doesn't seem to catch a break with partying and drinking a lot, which leaves her little to no time to regard other people's feelings, although her friends of the popular clique don't mind about this.
  • Hates Everyone Equally: Sofía described Natalia as someone who "basically hates everyone", as she pretends to be a voice of reason to the kids' parents but in reality she only cares about herself. However, she later starts taking a level in kindness after the awful experiences she's been through, making her arc as interesting as Gerry's.
  • Heel–Face Turn:
    • Gerry slowly goes through one when he genuinely regrets his mistreatment of Luis and comes to terms with his guilt in having murdered him, at which point he decided that the best course of action is to turn himself in as a way to pay his debt.
    • By the beginning of the third season, Pablo has fully redeemed himself, becoming much more easily approachable and being on good terms with Claudia, and is even shown to have a touching relationship with his mother.
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: In episode 6 of season 2, Sofía becomes this after Pablo, with his out-of-context evidence, publicly (on social media) accuses her of helping Raúl hide Gerry from the police for Luis' death, resulting in the whole student body vilifying her. The accusations died down by the following episode, even with Raúl's absence, although Susana is the only one who is still suspicious about Sofía.
  • Heroic BSoD: Sofía undergoes two big ones. First, she finds out that her father had faked his own death and uses self-harm as a way of coping. The other is when she witnesses her house being repossessed now that the secret about her father has finally come out.
  • Heteronormative Crusader:
    • Gerry's father is shown to be openly homophobic. He accused Gerry of being gay, which was clearly true, for accepting a drawing Luis made of him.
    • Luis' mother was also implied to be this prior to her son's death. Subverted in the third season when she shows Gerry around a shelter where she works as a volunteer that vouches for LGTBQ+ inclusivity.
  • Hidden Disdain Reveal: In season 3, during an outdoor party, @allyoursecrets sends a message to Raúl through a flying drone. Suddenly, all of the other classmates once again start cursing Raúl, believing that he had something to do with it. Judging by how Raúl snaps back at them, he is clearly fed up with all of the criticism he's been getting lately.
    Raúl: You can all kiss my ass!
  • History Repeats: The first two seasons ended with a confrontation after the identities of the hacker and the avenger were exposed/revealed and with a victim who got in the middle of the fight. After that, we get an aerial shot of those endings before the screen cuts to black and the credits start rolling.
    • Season 1. After Raúl succeeds in leaking all of the students' secrets at the NONA party, Gerry confronts him at gunpoint upon finding out he's the hacker, blaming him for what happened to Luis, who was unable to make it out alive, and demands an explanation over his actions, with Sofía and Javier unsuccessfully trying to calm him down. Raúl reveals to Gerry that Luis had feelings for him. Furious, Gerry tries to shoot him as revenge, but Javier is accidentally shot trying to intervene. The noise attracts the students' attention as they witness Javier's accident and Sofía yells at them to call an ambulance. By the beginning of the second season, Javier is later revealed to have survived the gunshot and Luis' death has been confirmed.
    • Season 2. After Sofía manages to talk Alex out of continuing her revenge plans to seek justice for Luis, Javier picks up a gun that Raúl had brought earlier and Alex snatched from him to threaten Gerry. Javier aims it at Raúl, demanding that he give him his money to save Natalia, who got kidnapped by the drug dealers who intend to kill her if their owed debt isn't payed by tonight. Raúl goes insane and defiantly refuses him the money because it was stolen from him. Coincidentally, María and Claudia (who found out about Natalia's kidnapping beforehand and were tipped off by Javier) arrive at the school to steal back the money from Luis' locker but are caught by Susana. The situation is further worsened when the trio, alongside Sofía, Javier and Raúl fight over the money bag, while Gerry and Alex watch in horror. This ends with Susana accidentally falling hundreds of feet off the roof to her death. Pablo, who was waiting outside for María and Claudia, witnesses this. Wailing in sadness, he looks up the roof to see Sofía, Raúl and María staring emotionlessly. After María nods her head, Pablo snatches the money and drives off to rescue Natalia, leaving Susana to bleed out in the sidewalk.
  • Honey Trap:
    • Sofia uses the hacker's feelings for her in the end to provoke a confession.
    • Two girls who are in league with @_allyoursecrets_ set Pablo up while he is at a bar, resulting in him getting inebriated and having a car accident.
  • How We Got Here: Episode seven shows the events which led up to the mass hack.
  • Hyper-Awareness: Sofia has this, picking up many clues just due to keen observation of people and her surroundings.
  • Hypocrite: Well, many of them actually in their actions, but for a few examples:
    • Sofia said to Raul that life would be easier without lies as she said Raul and his friends' lives are fake, but she's a Consummate Liar herself especially with her mother, particularly hiding from her the fact that her father is still alive.
    • Gerry told Sofía to behave herself unless she didn't want to get in trouble, and look who's talking: the one who actually does not behave with his extreme bullying towards Luis and others who think they deserve. This is also lampshaded by Sofía, who points out that he'll statistically do worse than her due to his poor grades and large amount of absences at the school.
    • Maria somewhat blames Pablo and Natalia for their actions against Isabela but she was sleeping with Pablo behind her back before and after Isabela's secret revealed.
    • Pablo calls out María for sleeping with her best friend's ex-boyfriend, despite him also sleeping with his ex-girlfriend's best friend.
    • After María announces that she is pregnant, Pablo accuses her of having unprotected sex with a guy other than him, but he was the one who actually suggested having said kind of sex.
    • Quintanilla usually (even in anger) rejects Sofía's assistance in the investigation of the hacker, but his own methods to locate the anonymous character prove to be less than helpful, something that is questioned by both the students and the school's council. Does he really want to ensure the students' safety or just make everything worse than it already is? In addition, while he is dating Sofía's mom, who rejects his marriage proposal for her daughter's sake, Quintanilla not only cheats on her with Susana, a married teacher, but also has the nerve to start avoiding her instead of taking responsibility for his own mistakes. If it that weren't enough, even after Raúl is unmasked as the hacker and made clear that he's not welcome, Quintanilla can't expel him as the former still uses this move against him (just like when Quintanilla was blackmailed into expelling Javier), which he still doesn't tell Nora about, until she had to find out herself through Susana's angered husband, thus effectively breaking their already official engagement.
    • Natalia playing the victim after Quintanilla removes her as president of the student committee and her classmates keep on calling her a thief for stealing the money collected for the NONA party.
    • Sofia said to Javier that she would never forget what Raul did to the school, yet she is still hanging out with him, even having the nerve to admit for the first time that she likes him.
    • Nora is upset at Sofia for lying about her father's death. However, that didn't stop her from not only having him secretly arrested after requesting to meet at a restaurant and even keeping this information from Sofia, only claiming that her father had "wound up in jail" when Sofia questions her on his whereabouts. After finding an arrest warrant, Sofia deduces that the arrest was Nora's doing and accuses her of lying back to her out of spite.
    • Pablo repeatedly attempts to make amends with María for not supporting her when she got pregnant but she is always rejecting him for said valid reasons.
    • Raul promised Sofia not to lie to her anymore. However, it does not change the fact that he had chosen to keep the affair between Quintanilla and Susana a secret from Sofia, despite being fully aware that he was dating her mom, using the information against both of them so that he wouldn't get expelled. Sofia is, of course, understandably upset that Raul had broken his promise.
    • Alex threatens both Gerry and Raul after she is revealed as the avenger. When Raul tells her that getting justice for Luis is not up to her, she angrily snaps at him for trying to give her a "moral lecture", having not forgotten his crime against the school.
  • I Don't Want to Ruin Our Friendship: In a moment of comfort between María and Claudia, the former kisses her, leaves ashamed, then wordlessly starts avoiding Claudia. Later on, as they are trying to steal Raúl's money to save Natalia, María lampshades this to Claudia.
    María: Clau, about the other day...
    Claudia: You don't have to explain yourself to me.
    María: It's just that I don't wanna lose you.
  • I Have Your Wife: María is informed by one of the drug dealers that her sister Natalia has been kidnapped and demands that the owed money be paid by tonight, threatening to kill her should Maria say a word to the authorities.
  • Innocent Beta Bitch: Maria is the nicest of her clique especially in comparison with her sister Natalia and her Alpha Bitch friend Isabella (pre-secret revealed). Also she's very popular and liked by other students as Rosita said.
  • Innocently Insensitive: Quintanilla's secretary, Lulú, compliments whoever did Isabela's sex reassignment surgery, remarking "you can't even tell" and then proceeding to misgender her.
  • Insult Backfire: María calls Pablo "an asshole" after he reacts indifferently on her pregnancy and he willingly admits that he is one.
    María: You're an asshole.
    Pablo: Yeah.
  • Invisible Parents:
    • Luis' mother appears in the show, but his father is never shown.
    • Alex's parents are only mentioned once in Season 2. After being attacked by the avenger, Lulú is unable to contact them and Alex revealed that they were currently in Querétaro.
    • Pablo and Rosita themselves also lack parents and they are implied to be living alone in their homes, albeit with merely a brother in the latter's case when she throws a birthday party.
  • Interrupted Suicide: Gerry is clearly contemplating shooting himself when he's interrupted by a text telling him the hacker's identity.
  • Ironic Echo:
    • When Sofía questions Quintanilla for allowing Raúl back into the school, he blatantly refuses to answer saying that this doesn't concern her. Sofía then throws those words back to his face when Quintanilla asks her about where she's heading upon noticing her angry over some family stuff that her mother intends to get rid of, also adding that he isn't her father.
    • When Susana takes over as the new principal of National School but, just like her predecessor (and ex-lover), is unable to expel Raúl either due to his blackmail. He solemnly apologizes to Sofía for disappointing her. Then, Sofía echoes back those words to Raúl when he asks her to give him another chance.
  • Irony:
    • In 1.03, Natalia punched Raul unintentionally instead of Luis, who everybody thinks is the hacker after his fake confession. A few episodes later, we learn she punched the real hacker.
    • In 2.01., a funeral and ceremony at the school for Luis are attended by the students, the very same ones who never even paid any attention to him. Even Alex points out that he would've never liked this at all. A few episodes later, we learn that Alex is the Avenger, wanting them to feel the same guilt over his death.
  • It's All About Me:
    • Natalia has a twisted philosophy in achieving her goals, which is proved when her sister María questions her about the stolen money collected for the school's NONA party, which she had spent buying expensive bags for herself. Ironically, Natalia herself isn't wealthy like her popular friends because, according to Sofía, she is only with them because they give her "status".
    Natalia: If I want people to think I'm a winner, I need to look like one. You think our parents would've supported me?
    María: No, Nati, because we've always been told by our parents that things must be earned.
    • In 2.02, María calls Pablo out on this when he continually insists that she keep the baby and firmly makes it clear that it is her body and that, despite Pablo being the father, it doesn't mean that the decision is up to him.
    María: You don't get it. It's not about you. It's my body, I won't have it. Just leave me alone, please.
    • This is brought up again by María in 2.08, still assuming that Pablo is giving the same excuses, when he actually came to properly own up to his actions following Raúl's "The Reason You Suck" Speech to him.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: Even though Gerry keeps on denying that he is gay (post-secret revealed by the hacker), his girlfriend Rosita, nevertheless, amicably breaks up with him so that he can find true love through this sexual orientation. By the second season, he starts progressively embracing his attraction to men.
  • It's Personal: Pablo is seeking revenge on Raúl for exposing him as the jerk he is due to his previous actions as the hacker, also for costing him his relationship with Isabela.
  • Jerkass: Pablo is very sexist, controlling and unsympathetic and he only gets worse as the series progresses. Subverted in the third season.
  • Jerkass Has a Point:
    • For as much of a detestable bully he is, Gerry isn't wrong in pointing out to Quintanilla, who scolds him for wanting to publicly fight Luis as revenge, that he wasn't and is not doing anything useful to stop the school's hacking, which he is supposed to do as his job as a principal demands it.
    • Raúl had every right to refuse to give up his money, even if someone (Natalia) was kidnapped, to people who aren't even his friends, let alone when it was stolen from him. His points are valid because a) his parents were arrested due to their corruption and b) without that money, he would've been unable to fend for himself.
    • We can't deny it, Natalia is very entitled as a social climber and annoying as a person, yet she isn't wrong while pointing out to Javier that he shouldn't be returning the dirty favours made by his father after finding out about his involvement in moving Susana's dead body, with it being the main reason he is playing football now that everyone knows about the murder of his former teammamte.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: Pablo is worried when Isabela tells him that she intends to tell Natalia and María about her gender identity, arguing that if one knows then the whole school will. Later on, when the hacker leaks Isabela's secret before she herself has a chance to do, Pablo pushes Isabela away and publicly breaks up with her feigning ignorance about knowing her secret all along. He also does the same to María, who turns out to be the Honey Bunny, after breaking the news to him that she's pregnant and that the baby is his. In response, he cruelly ditches her and tells her that she's far from being a saint for "stealing" him from Isabela. In addition, he willingly admits to being an "asshole" after being called this by María. Subverted in the third season.
  • Jerkass Realization: Pablo has one when Raúl gives him a "The Reason You Suck" Speech about refusing to accept how much of a bully he became in dumping Isabela and constantly hassling María. He leaves determined to make things right with María, though not before he smacks Raúl in the face one last time.
  • Karma Houdini:
    • As both Quintanilla and Susana were unable to expel Raúl, due to him using their affair against both of them, he didn't get any kind of proper punishment for his actions of the hacker, allowing him to return to the school like nothing happened. Gerry even complained about this by pointing out that it is only his father, whose shady dealings were exposed, who is in jail and Raúl himself managed to get off scot-free.
    • Aside from a brief suspension for beating Raúl up constantly and getting himself forcefully removed from a nightclub, Pablo never gets called out by anyone for it, nor does he receive a harsh punishment for his aggressive behaviour.
    • The inmmates who were messing with harmless inmate Bernardo never got punished for their bullying or beating the crap out of Gerry who defended him.
  • Karma Houdini Warranty: Javier's father got away with disguising Susana's death as a suicide until Sofía exposed him during her graduation speech and got imprisoned as a result.
  • Kick the Dog:
    • Gerry, Darío and Ernesto mercilessly bullying Luis.
    • Natalia verbally abusing her sister María.
    • Raúl, Gerry and Natalia participating with the hacker in leaking Isabela's secret to keep their own safe.
  • Kid Detective: Sofia is basically a female, teen Sherlock Holmes. After a hacker discloses many people's secrets in her school, causing them great harm, she sets out to track them down.
  • Kids Are Cruel: Anyone different or vulnerable will be mocked, insulted and bullied ruthlessly by other kids.
  • Kill It with Fire: The avenger attempts to murder Luis's mother using a fire bomb (Molotov cocktail) in Season 2.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: To Natalia, Gerry, Raúl's father and the hacker.
    • In 1.02, after Natalia is revealed to be stealing the money collected for the school's annual party (NONA), most of her classmates condemn her actions, demanding that she give the money back, and is consequently removed as the student committee's president.
    • In 1.04, Gerry is expelled from the school after his violent attack on Luis in which he ended up getting hospitalized. In the beginning of Season 2, after Luis's death is confirmed, police issue an official warrant for his arrest, which the school also relays to the students who might give any information on Gerry's whereabouts.
    • In 1.08, Raúl's father is arrested by the police for his corruption after his own son had ratted him out beforehand. Then, during the NONA party, Raúl is unmasked as the hacker, resulting in most of the students verbally and physically attacking him at the beginning of Season 2 when he returns to the school like if nothing happened.
  • In 3.06, Raúl, prior to falsely confessing to being behind the hackings, is finally expelled from National School after trashing the cafeteria on the hacker's orders.
  • Let Us Never Speak of This Again: Following Susana's accidental death, Sofía, Javier, Raúl, Pablo, Alex and Claudia make a pact to cover up their involvement and not speak of it ever again.
    [from trailer] Raúl: We'll all make a pact. We're not saying a word to anyone, okay? We'll never talk about this again. And we live our lives as if none of this ever happened.
  • LGBT Awakening: Gerry slowly realizes that he finds men attractive along with women, first indicated given that he's fascinated by gay porn. In Season 2 he admits his feelings, and starts to date a man he meets.
  • Lipstick Lesbian: Gaby is long-haired and wears feminine clothing, while secretly into women.
  • Lovable Alpha Bitch: After the downfall of the popular clique after their secrets being revealed, Rosita became more popular as the new Student President and NONA's organizer replacing Natalia using even her new influence to annoy her with for example the Natalia Freeze Challenge.Despite this, she still treats other students like before.
  • Love Dodecahedron: Things become more complicated in Season 2. While Sofia and Javier show some feelings to each other, Sofia is still attracted by Raul, though she denies it. Consequently Javier starts a relationship with Natalia, making Sofia as jealous as Javier is about her relationship with Raul. In addition to this love square, probably Played for Laughs, Natalia gives a fake kiss to Raul in front of Sofia to hide the presence of Gerry and then blackmail him for her own interests.
  • Love Triangle:
    • Both Javier and Raul are attracted by Sofia and she returns this to each of them.
    • Also Pablo, Isabela and Maria before the beginning because Pablo cheated on Isabela frequently with Maria. He somewhat pursues the two girls at the same time during the first season.
  • Making Love in All the Wrong Places:
    • Gerry and Rosita had sex in a table inside the computer lab. María found a condom left behind by Gerry while she and Natalia were searching for her lost bag, reacting in disgust at this.
    • Pablo and Isabela, and later María after their breakup, get busy in the school janitor's closet.
    • Susana and Miguel had sex in a chair inside an empty classroom and are briefly seen by Raul.
  • Mama Bear: Martha and Nora. They genuinely care for and are very protective of their respective children, who would be Luis and Sofía, both of whom have been going through tough situations inside and outside of their school: Luis getting bullied on a daily basis and Sofía coping with her father's faked death through self-harm. Those circumstances affect their mothers emotionally as Martha keeps complaining to the principal about Luis's mistreatment and Nora meddles in Sofía's life and decisions.
  • Manipulative Bastard:
    • And hell did Raúl do a good job when he was clearly the hacker all along, volunteering first to aid Sofía (and make her believe he's on her side).
    • Natalia scamming the entire school until the hacker spilled the beans about it.
  • Masculine–Feminine Gay Couple: Alex has a slightly masculine look. Her girlfriend is more feminine.
  • Mean Boss: Elvia, the new principal who replaces Susana is quite stubborn, aloof, self-righteous and cynic to the students and teachers, including Quintanilla and Lulú. She doesn't even care if Raúl has financial issues when it comes to paying his school tuition, just telling him to either pay or not graduate at all.
  • Meaningful Name: Social outcast Sofía Herrera has observant and deduction skills that she uses to solve the mysteries regarding the hacker and the avenger, joined by new kid Javier Williams who assists her. Note:The initials of their first and last names are an allusion to Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson.
  • Maybe Ever After: Between Gerry and Pipe after they reunite in the third season finale.
  • Misplaced Retribution: The "avenger" targets various people in horrific ways as payback for Luis' death, yet the only two people who can truly be blamed for his death are Gerry (who delivered the final blow during their fight), and the hacker (who set up the fight in the first place). Despite this, almost all of the avenger's victims are innocent in regards to Luis' death, and one of them is the deceased's own mother.
  • Mistaken for Cheating: Zig-zagged. Natalia was making out with Javier's father, her first sugar daddy date, in order for him to give her and María the money in a last futile attempt to pay off the impatient drug dealers. However, after Javier caught them together, he misinterpreted the whole situation and then proceeded to beat his father up and break up with the devastated Natalia.
  • Mr. Fanservice:
    • Javier is obviously not an exception to this due to his good looks. On his very first day at National School, he has a shirtless scene (when he has put on his shirt backwards) in the P.E. class gym, with Rosita and María admiring his physique.
    • Pablo counts as well, as he has a muscular figure and a naked pic of him reveals this when the hacker leaks his secret that exposes him as an unfaithful boyfriend to Isabela.
    • Gerry, who's quite a handsome guy, strips stark naked as he video chats with Pipe, a man he met yesterday at a gay bar, though he's only shown from the back.
    • Raúl is also a good-looking guy, who has two nude scenes when Sofia impulsively throws herself at him to have sex in the first two seasons.
  • Ms. Fanservice: All of the girls in the show are good-looking, which many show off with revealing clothes. Most specifically:
    • Sofía's two nude scenes while having sex with the good-looking Raúl in the first two seasons.
    • To a lesser extent, María, when she is revealed as the Honey Bunny in a very revealing black outfit.
  • My Beloved Smother: Nora is quite protective of Sofia, probably due to losing her husband/Sofia's father. She's often shown asking Sofia many questions regarding people her daughter hangs out with. For her part Sofia is quite annoyed by this and implores her mom to back off.
  • My God, What Have I Done?:
    • Natalia is seen crying in the toilet because she knows that she had betrayed her best friend Isabela by being an accomplice to the hacker's bidding.
    • Gerry is horrified when his punch puts Luis into a coma, and even more after Luis' death.
    • Alex is horrified that one innocuous act she did led to Luis's death inadvertently. That's what motivates her to pursue revenge on his behalf, acting out Luis's violent fantasies. She has another after Susana's as she fully knows that her selfishness got an innocent person killed when the others fought over the bag of money stolen from Raúl for their own purposes.
  • Navel-Deep Neckline: Rosita wears a dress which displays this for the last episode's party, as do other girls.
  • Never My Fault:
    • Natalia is vilified by her classmates after she is exposed by the hacker for stealing the collected money for the NONA and is often taking out her frustrations on her sister María who does her best in pleasing her. However, even after being scolded by her own parents, Natalia keeps on defending her actions as necessary because, in her own words, she wants to be taken seriously as a winner. In addition, when María finally snaps at her sister over her shallow attitude and that she as well is having a bad time through her actions, Natalia dismisses this as an "exaggeration" and claims that María is nothing without her.
    • Gerry completely ignores the fact that none of the other students want to have anything to do with him after leaving Luis seriously injured, having the nerve to show up at Raúl's party even after he is expelled from the school. After he is asked to leave by Pablo (as well as Darío and Ernesto), Gerry believes they are bluffing, but becomes violent after seeing that they were actually serious and states how disappointed he is at them for not trusting him anymore.
    • Gerry's father also doesn't feel any remorse for Luis' accident and defends his son by arguing that it was Luis who started the fight, even remarking that Gerry "reacted like any other man would". As Gerry's backstory is revealed in season 2, it becomes evident that his father doesn't take ownership for his ways of educating Gerry.
    • Rosita threw a birthday party at her house, despite Sofía insisting that it should be called off because that's where the Avenger would attack next. However, María collapsed overdosing after she drank from a bottle poisoned by the perpetrator, yet Rosita, the one who came up with the idea of the party, doesn't even apologize to her and still acts like nothing happened. What kind of friend does that? Not to mention that only Claudia and Natalia are technically the only ones who check in on María after her accident.
    • Pablo's violent rampages and controlling attitude towards María were a product of Raúl, a.k.a the hacker, as he had leaked Isabela and the latter's secrets, resulting in him losing both girls; Isabela, whose secret was leaked and he publicly broke up with her, and María, who broke the news about her pregnancy but Pablo reacted indifferently. By the second season, Pablo is taking his frustrations out on Raúl to the point of viewer exhaustion, completely refusing to recognize that he had brought this miseries on himself as he had been secretly seeing María while he was dating Isabela. Furthermore, it is obvious that Pablo is trying to be in a serious relationship with María to fill the void of Isabela's departure and jealously views Claudia as a threat. All of this is lampshaded by Raúl during his "The Reason You Suck" Speech to Pablo.
    • Bruno rightfully condemns Sofía and her friends' involvement in Susana's death for refusing to take responsibility for their own actions and move on as if nothing had happened.
    Sofía: But we didn't murder Susana.
    Bruno: You and your little friends killed her and moved the body to make it look like a suicide. And you carried on as if nothing had happened. Because you're never f—king to blame for anything.
  • Never Trust a Trailer:
    • In the second season trailer, there is a hooded figure that is supposedly the avenger, who attacks Javier and pays a visit to Gerry. We can also see Alex gagged and tied inside a classroom, making her a victim of the avenger. Ironically, the figure turns out to be Raúl, who isn't actually the perpetrator. His attack to Javier was to make sure that Sofía was fine and the reason behind visiting Gerry was to convince him to hide from the police. At least for the time being. In addition, Alex is the actual avenger as she had orchestrated her own kidnapping to avoid suspicion. During Rosita's birthday party, Raúl can be heard telling Sofía that there is something he wants to show her, with the scene transitioning to his house where Sofía replies "I'm surprised that you're still a hacker". However, in the episode where he actually says it, Raúl only took Sofía outside to see Javier and Natalia kissing, as she previously thought that she and Raúl were a couple, when it was actually an alibi Natalia used to hide the fact that he was hiding Gerry at his house.
    • The third season trailer misleads us into believing that María has a Written-In Absence as only her sister Natalia is back into the game and the former's name doesn't appear on the new hacker's list. In addition, it also makes us think that Raúl purposefully caused Pablo's car accident to get his money back. However, both theories are disproved in the final episodes; María was Put on a Bus and then committed suicide by drowning and Pablo's car accident was because two girls involved with @_allyoursecrets_ set him up. Raúl never intended on getting his money back and the hacker actually forced him to have Pablo hospitalized while he has driving in a drunken state by leaving his motorcyle tossed in the middle of the road.
  • Nice Girl: Sofia is pretty aloof starting out due to her trauma issues, but also genuinely kind and concerned with other people's welfare, while almost alone in the student body for showing compassion toward the outcasts whom most pick on. Of course, as she's a bit of an outcast herself to start with, it's not surprising.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: In 2.07, Quintanilla tries to tell Nora about his affair with Susana, but is interrupted by Guero, Susana's husband, who had somehow found out and punched him because of it, resulting in Nora storming out. It is later revealed in 2.08 that it was Susana who had told him, explaining to Quintanilla that she couldn't allow Raúl to keep on blackmailing her, but it doesn't change the fact that Quintanilla is upset at her for ruining his engagement to Nora. At the same time, Alex was supposed to abandon her plans to be with Gabriela. However, after Gabriela announced she was leaving for Spain without her, the hearbroken Alex changed her mind and still pushed through her ultimate revenge plan against Gerry. In addition, Javier catches both his father and Natalia making out, becoming enraged to the point of beating him up and breaking up with the devastated Natalia at the beginning of 2.08. As a result, she was left with no more means to collect the money for the drug dealers, let alone on her very last day, eventually leading to her kidnapping and Susana's death.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain:
    • In 1.08, Sofia had deduced that Raúl has been the hacker all along due to some leads she had found during their time together: her stolen necklace, the same words said by the hacker while she was kidnapped, the mask under Raúl's bed and the password to his computer being the name of a dog Raúl owned.
    • In 2.06, Pablo broke the news about Raúl and, allegedly, Sofía's parts in harboring Gerry from the police, which had caused most of the students to accuse the latter of being a "traitor. However, with the incriminating evidence being out of context and Pablo's suspension from the school for beating Raúl up, they are no longer trash-talking Sofía by the next episode, thus leaving Pablo unable to fully explain his supposed side of the story. He did not even consider the fact of Raúl hiding Gerry at his house. Because of this, he had unwittingly cleared Sofía's name, supported by Raúl's absence from the school and Rosita telling everyone about Sofía's "accident".
    • In 2.08, thanks to a mistake the avenger made "out of love", as echoed previously by her father, Sofia learns that Alex is the perpetrator since she had stolen Raúl's money so she could start a new life with Gaby and initially considered abandoning her revenge plans. Most of the victims were inspired through Luis's drawings of violent fantasies, save for Gerry and Raúl. However, after Gaby left for Spain without her, Alex was heartbroken to the point of still going through with the act.
  • Nice Mean And In Between: Maria, Natalia and Isabela fit this. Maria (nice) is sympathetic with other students, Natalia (mean) is prone to insult and Isabela (in-between) is snobbish but has a friendly side.
  • No Bisexuals: Lots of people call Gerry gay once it's revealed he's viewed gay porn, despite him otherwise being aggressively heterosexual and having a girlfriend. The idea he might be bisexual isn't raised. However, from what Gerry later says of himself (that he likes girls, but men having sex also interests him) it seems likely he's bisexual.
  • No Sympathy: Elena, the other daughter of Sofía's father, shows no concern to Sofía, nor does she even sympathize with the crap she had to go through the last few years when he first faked his death, saying that it's not her problem anymore. Judging by her presence at the hearing, she genuinely cares about him.
  • Not Me This Time: Raúl truthfully denies being the avenger to Sofía and Javier. While Sofía herself is quick to accept this as the truth, Javier, on the other hand, is still suspicious of him. Again in the third season premiere, when Raúl is accused by the group for being _@allyoursecrets_ that has resurfaced after covering up their involvement in Susana's death. Judging by how everyone starts cursing him once again, Raúl is visibly pretty sick of this.
  • "Not So Different" Remark: After Sofía finds out that her father has another daughter, who is her half-sister, he tells her that both of them are no different from the other because Sofía, just like him, didn't have the guts to face her own secrets, the same he did when he faked his death.
  • Not What It Looks Like: Javier caught Natalia and his father making out, with her desperately trying to explain the situation as it was the only way to get the money to pay off her drug dealers. However, Javier refuses to hear about it and breaks up with her.
  • Oh, Crap!:
    • Isabela's reaction when her secret of being a trans girl is leaked.
    • Sofía and Javier have this as Luis' mother coincidentally arrives to her house just as the duo are investigating it to find some leads connected to the avenger, while also unsuccessfully trying to calm her dog down. Nevertheless, they manage to escape unnoticed after the perpetrator sets the place on fire using a molotov cocktail.
    • When Natalia uses a sugar daddy app as a mean to collect the money for the drug dealers, she is matched with an older guy who arranges a reservation for them at a restaurant. However, she is shocked to realize that it is Javier's wealthy father. In response, Natalia sheepishly rushes out of the place and the situation is worsened when Javier catches them together.
    • Raúl also has one when Pablo shows up at his house to beat the crap out of him. Again.
  • One Drink Will Kill the Baby: Pablo actually warns María, who he believes is still pregnant with their baby, about this when he notices her about to drink from a vodka bottle at Rosita's b. This immediately escalates in a heated argument.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname:
    • Gerry's full name is Gerardo, though he's only called it a couple times.
    • Rosita's full name is Rosa, but unlike Gerry, it is mentioned only once by Quintanilla.
    • Güero's real name is Antonio Segovia.
    • Alex's full name is Alejandra Salomone, which is only mentioned once in the third season.
  • Only One Name: Gabriela and Susana, two of the teachers at National School. Also, Lulú, the receptionist, Bruno, the head of the I.T. department and some of the students, Darío, Ernesto, Valeria, Regina and Claudia.
  • Only Sane Man: Mostly Sofía and Javier when it comes to protecting their classmates from both the hacker and the avenger. Isabela, María (who belong in the popular clique), Alex and Claudia also fall in this trope to some extent. Isabela shows a softer side once she's outed as trans, María is very sympathetic to almost all of her classmates and is shown to disapprove of Natalia's controversial actions, Alex completely resents the school's toxic small-minded environment (just as she lampshaded to Isabela in 1.06, with it being the main reason why she doesn't interact with anyone her own age) and Claudia supports María after Pablo rejected her.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Güero becomes a depressed alcoholic after Susana's death. When @_allyoursecrets_ resurfaces and makes a post about the deed with Susana's face on it, Güero wildly shows up at the school demanding to know who was responsible for the "prank". Later on, he finds out about what really happened to Susana, causing Güero to lose it and attempt to kill Sofía, Javier, Raúl, Pablo and Gerry as revenge despite their desperate pleas that it was an accident.
  • Out of Focus: Rosita (aside from her iconic confrontations with Natalia), Dario and Ernesto during the 3 seasons. They don't play an major role in the plot through the seasons staying in the background.
    • Lulú, the school's secretary, also doesn't have a lot of prominence in the story, serving only as a comic relief to the viewers.
  • Out of the Closet, Into the Fire: After she's outed as transgender, Isabela gets bullied, insulted and ostracized (including losing most of her friends).
  • Overly-Long Gag: Apart from vandalizing his house with some classmates, Pablo beating Raúl up whenever and wherever after his return to the school in season 2.
  • The Quiet One: Sofia is very comfortable with long silences, and when she talks it's never of the more petty stuff that other kids chat about. It's always serious or thoughtful.
  • Parents as People: Nora is quite overprotective towards Sofía, largely because her father's death, (or at least that's what she thought), has completely torn her apart, even more when her daughter is admitted to a psych ward due to mental health issues. Nora fears that something bad might happen to Sofía, so she constantly meddles in her daughter's life, questioning her decisions and the people who she hangs out with.
    Nora: If something happens to you, I'll die.
  • Pet the Dog: Natalia starts gradually having this with María by the second season.
  • Polar Opposite Twins: The Alexander twin sisters are very different, as Sofia lampshaded in the first episode. Maria is nice, selfless and more supportive, while Natalia is derisive, self-centered and more independent.
  • Poor Communication Kills:
    • Pablo mistakenly assumes that Sofía is an accomplice to Raúl's scheme in harboring Gerry from the police after seeing the three together at a nightclub, then leading him to show the out-of-context evidence to the student body, who are quick to outright accuse Sofía of being a "traitor". Susana doesn't even let Sofía explain her side of the story, stating how disappointed she is that Sofía "changed". Sofía says the same about Susana, given that she now knows about her affair with Quintanilla. However, Susana is left clueless at the hint.
    • After finding out about María's death, Rosita decides to take this chance to break up with Darío when she tells him that the event made her see things clearly, but Darío misunderstands her words believing that she wants to make the most of their relationship and gives her a rose just before she could speak her truth. Very much later, after Darío brings her breakfast at the school as a nice gesture, this is when she finally makes it clear to Darío that they can't be together anymore, leaving him heartbroken.
  • The Pollyanna: Rosita, the most cheerful and actively extroverted student of the popular clique.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: The kids who were involved in the _@allyoursecrets_ scheme against Sofía's clique who parttook in covering up their involvement in Susana's death are only malicious towards them because Bruno blackmailed them by using their own secrets against them if they didn't do as he said. They turn on Bruno after Sofía talks some sense into them.
  • Put on a Bus:
    • Due to her actress having already committed to another series, Isabela didn't return in Season 2, although she is briefly mentioned during Raúl's "The Reason You Suck" Speech to Pablo. In-Universe, her absence is justified by María saying that Isabela, following the exposure of the hacker, had left Colegio Nacional on such short notice.
    • Jordi, one of the drug dealers who was in league with Natalia, is literally put into one as he tells her to stop calling him and announces that he's leaving town so that the other dealers, who have previously threatened both of them if they didn't turn the money in, won't come after him.
    • Gabriela leaves for Spain after accepting a job offer there since she was fired from the school after her relationship with Alex comes out, thus pointing out to the latter that, without a job, she was unable to fend for the two of them. Alex wanted to come with her, but Gabriela ended up going by herself. "Alex, you're a kid. This wasn't going to work in Spain", Gabriela sadly replies as she is about to board her flight.
    • After being rescued from the drug dealers by Pablo, Natalia and María are forced to drop out of National School and move away with their parents to Acapulco where they are banned from using social media ever again. However, María ends up committing suicide and Natalia goes back to Mexico behind her parents' back to find answers behind Susana's death. In real life, her actress Fiona Palomo was unable to stay longer in the third season due to being cast for the third season of Outer Banks.
  • Put on a Prison Bus:
    • Raúl's father is arrested on his corruption due to the former ratting him out beforehand.
    • Bruno revealed that he got imprisoned after taking the fall for the school's hacking and was banned from ever using a computer following his release or getting a job.
    • Javier's father is arrested after Sofía, in her graduation speech, exposes his involvement in moving Susana's body to disguise her death as a suicide.
  • Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: Sofia has this look, with pale skin and black hair. Two different guys fall for her (she's quite pretty).
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech:
    • During Raúl's party, María delivers one to Natalia over her selfish attitude regardless of the efforts she makes to try and please her, even complaining that because of her she can't go to the NONA or even speak to Isabela. Natalia is unaffected by her words nonetheless.
    María: Nati, enough. Let's just dance and...
    Natalia: I don't want to dance! I want that bitch to know—
    María: Enough, Nati! I'm sick of this!
    Natalia: Of what? Nothing's happening to you.
    María: Nothing? My parents are furious. I spend my breaks in the restroom. I can't go to the NONA because of you. I'm going through the same thing, but I didn't do anything! I'm done.
    Natalia: María, you're exaggerating.
    María: I even stopped talking to Isabela for you.
    Natalia: Well, no one asked you to.
    María: You're so selfish. I do everything for you and you don't give a damn.
    Natalia: You're nobody without me.
    • After being stung by bees as another cruel act from the Avenger and therefore released, all of the students start laughing at and recording Quintanilla. Having had enough, Quintanilla, the school's former principal, gives this to the students by recounting the sacrifices he has made to keep the school afloat and how all of them refuse to acknowledge this due to their egotistical attitudes and laughter, citing that they deserve everything that's been happening lately.
    Quintanilla: You think you're so funny? I gave my everything to this school, hmm? And I made a lot of sacrifices for you, for you, for you, for you, for all of you, huh?
    Darío: Relax, bro.
    Quintanilla: No, don't "bro" me or tell me to relax. I locked Gerry up! I never meant for anything to happen to Luis or any of you. But with these attitudes, with your idiotic little laughters, sometimes...I think you deserve what's been happening.
    Susana: Look, tensions are running high. Please, everyone go home.
    Quintanilla: Yeah, go home or go to hell. I don't care.
    Susana: Please, you're a teacher.
    Quintanilla: No, I'm not anymore. I'm nothing, Principal.
    • Raúl gives one to Pablo, who has been constantly beating him up ever since his return to the school over his role as the hacker, knowing that he is bitter over Isabela, whom Pablo still truly loves despite their previous breakup, being the reason why he keeps going over and over after María, who has become distant from him after acting indifferent over her pregnancy. Thus, Raúl calls Pablo out for not having the guts to face the truth.
    Raúl: Listen, dude. Why are you always trying to beat me up? Does it make you feel better or something?
    Pablo: All my problems are your fault. You exposed Isabela's secret and f—ked us up.
    Raúl: Yet when the stuff about her came out—
    Pablo: Cut it out.
    Raúl: Dude, let me finish. You knew she was trans, don't play dumb. You turned your back on her when she needed you the most. You know what the worst part is? That you actually loved her. That's why you feel so miserable. That's why you keep hassling María over and over again. You don't have the balls to face the truth.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Quintanilla is this to the students, particularly Sofía. He even sticks up for Sofía when Elvia threatens to deprive her from doing the graduation speech.
  • Red Herring: Potential suspects behind the hacker and the avenger.
    • Season 1. Sofía suspected Javier to be the hacker after learning that he was responsible for the death of a football teammate. Rosita was also a suspect because of her gossipy habits. However, Raúl is the real hacker and had planted false evidence to frame Javier and turn Sofía against him.
    • Also, and to a lesser extent, the Honey Bunny, the nickname of a girl whom Pablo has been secretly sleeping with behind Isabela's back. Isabela suspected Natalia to be the Honey Bunny because she had earlier sold her out to the hacker who texted Isabela "The Honey Bunny is really close to you". Subverted in both 1.04 and 1.06. We find out that María is the Honey Bunny and Natalia denies Isabela's accusation, stating that she isn't a 'slut'. María can't bring herself to tell Isabela beforehand.
    • Season 2. The audience, even Raúl himself, suspected Pablo to be the avenger because of his violent outbursts and finding out that Raúl has been harboring Gerry from the police for Luis's murder, although Pablo was technically seeking justice for himself. Alex turns out to be the avenger as she had stolen Raúl's money to start a new life with Gaby. Foreshadowed in 2.07 when Pablo denied committing said theft and Gaby left for Spain without Alex. Surprisingly enough, none of the other main characters, including Sofía, ever suspected Pablo to be the avenger despite witnessing his fights with Raúl and being one of the few students who wasn't a victim of the anonymous perpetrator.
  • Replacement Goldfish: While serving his sentence at a juvenile detention centre, Gerry meets and falls in love with harmless inmate Bernardo, who is very reminiscent of Luis due to the fact that he is very vulnerable when it comes to petty inmates picking on him and being unable to stand up for himself. Just go back in season 1 and rewatch the scenes when Gerry, Darío and Ernesto enjoyed making fun of Luis until they pushed him to his limit. The two even start a relationship, which doesn't last long as Gerry is set free and Bernardo's own sentence isn't over yet. Lampshaded by Rosita in 3.04.
  • The Reveal:
    • Bruno and Raúl are behind the hackings.
    • Alex is the avenger in Season 2. She even tied herself up to look like a victim.
    • Bruno is @allyoursecrets in Season 3. He hacked into Raúl's cellphone and got ahold of his messages and audios that were related to his and the others' involvement in Susana's death, thereby starting to blackmail and almost turning them against each other. Bruno even used young kids from the school as pawns by blackmailing them into screwing up Sofía and her friends by threatening to leak their secrets if they didn't comply.
  • Riches to Rags: With his all of his money stolen by Alex and given up to save Natalia's life, Raúl is now penniless and forced to fend for himself.
  • Right for the Wrong Reasons: Marta, Luis's mother, somewhat blames Quintanilla for his mishandling the fight between Gerry and Luis, in which the latter was seriously injured. She also criticizes his incompetence as a principal in giving a good example for the students who often forget that the school is a place to learn, not to show off popularities or gossip about personal issues. While her points are valid, she is wrong in the fact that it isn't Quintanilla's fault that the students behave the way they do.
  • Running Gag: Javier trying to make his own deductions in the investigation of @_allyoursecrets_ and Sofía dismissing and calling them "weird".
  • Secret Relationship:
    • Miguel and Susana were in one due to her having a husband.
    • Alex and Gabi kept their relationship a secret due to the fact the latter is a teacher.
  • Self-Harm: Sofia cut herself regularly in the past. Her arms are literally crisscrossed with old scars.
  • Sex Montage: In "New Pleasures", we see eight characters having sex interspersed. Sofia and Raúl have sex a second time. Alex is shown having sex with Gabi. Gerry has his first time with a man, Pipe. Rosita is shown during her threeway with Ernesto and Dario (while in the latter case he can't actually perform). Also, Javier and Natalia have sex at his home.
  • Seven Deadly Sins: Some of the characters can be seen having a Fatal Flaw which fits into these:
    • Raul (Envy) has an obsessive desire for Sofia, wanting her only for him as his jealousy and resentment towards Javier proves that. That leads to almost all of the dramas in the high school being the hacker and even in his family. His interest towards Sofia is behind all of his evil plans.
    • Natalia (Greed) wants to be popular and stay popular. For this, she stole the money of the school from their account in order to buy herself expensive items. Her greedy and selfish nature leads to losing her best friend Isabela and arguing with her twin sister who stay with her despite her secret being revealed. This and her need of money leads to her dealing drugs, a dangerous and criminal activity.
    • Pablo (Lust) is very sexually active and even sex-obsessed despite having a girlfriend. Consequently, he cheats on her with Maria but continues their relationship. Later he sends naked photos of himself to Maria and refers to her as "Bunny". It's clear he considers her as a sexual object by the way he treated her having discovered he got her pregnant a few minutes before trying to get back with Isabela again in despair.
    • Less emphasized but Isabela (Pride) was seen by all students as the queen of school. Being the Alpha Bitch made her arrogant, snobbish and look down upon the unpopular students as Sofia. Once her secret is revealed however she lost her status.
    • Maria (Sloth) is generally quiet about her sister's attitude, playing more her sidekick. Also with Pablo her best friend's boyfriend, she didn't really try to stop their affair. She lacks the will to stand up more against Natalia and Pablo, who are more dominant reflecting her codependency. She's also reluctant/lazy to say the truth to Isabela about Pablo. This leads to her pregnancy because she slept continuously with a guy who doesn't want to put on a condom.
    • Gerry (Wrath) is very Ax-Crazy mostly due to his Gayngst. His outbursts of rage lead to tragic consequences, like Luis' coma and Javier's dramatic injury in the season 1 finale.
  • Sir Not-Appearing-in-This-Trailer:
    • Sofía's parents never appeared in the trailers.
    • Lulú and Luis's mother in the first season trailer.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: Javier is expelled from his former high school as he was responsible for the death of one of his football teammates who fell off a balcony to his death during a rite of passage. However, his wealthy father pulled some strings to cover up his son's crime by bribing the others out of denouncing him to the police. Thus, this is the reason why Javier enrolled late at Colegio Nacional in the first place. He even threatened to sue the latter school after Javier was wrongfully accused of being the hacker. Initially.
  • Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: Sofía, with her observant skills, is willing to investigate and unmask the hacker and save her fellow students, even though Quintanilla keeps on telling her to stay out of trouble.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here:
    • Immediately after the epic fight between Gerry and Luis (and the students with each other) begins, Isabela simply gives a sarcastic look and walks away from the scene.
    • Quintanilla resigns from National School out of anger and humiliation while giving the students his "The Reason You Suck" Speech after his farewell party gone awry due to the Avenger locking him up in a restroom to be stung by bees.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: Sofia is beautiful, but mostly doesn't comb her hair or dress in flattering clothes. When she does both for a party, her look really shines.
  • Shell-Shocked Veteran: Sofia is clearly suffering trauma due to her father dying and then turning up alive. In the past, she attempted suicide, while also cutting herself as a means of coping.
  • Sherlock Scan: Sofia does several of these to detect clues other people would miss.
  • The Stoic: Sofia has little emotional expression most of the time, ignoring people's insults toward her and largely unfazed even by the danger facing them. However, it doesn't mean she's uncaring-she works hard to bring down the hacker tormenting them. It's all just a hard outer shell that she puts up-inside, she's tormented by her past, and cuts herself as a coping mechanism. As she grows closer to people, we see more emotion from her as Sofia opens up.
  • Straight Gay: Of course, Gerry of all people.
  • Straw Misogynist: Pablo is heavily implied to be this towards Isabela and María once the hacker exposes his secret, something that displayed many of his worst traits in season 2.
  • Surprisingly Realistic Outcome:
    • As Sofía pointed out earlier, Gerry's student record got progressively tainted due to his low grades and large amount of absences. After he viciously knocked Luis out during the fight arranged by the hacker, Gerry was therefore immediately expelled from the school, not only for the deed itself, but also because of the former situation.
    • Raúl wanted to give Sofía "a world without secrets" and did so by becoming the hacker and blackmailing others out of personal gain and leaking their most intimate secrets, although the plan didn't meet its expected results as his actions mostly caused the students to turn on each other, get into massive fights and the death of one of them. In the second season, Sofía reminds Raúl about this while criticizing him for all of the damage he left in his wake, even though he never even imagined that all this would push everyone to their limit.
    • Quintanilla was removed as principal of National School by decision of the school council as he hadn't properly done his job to investigate and put an end to the schemes of both the hacker and the avenger, most of the time implementing questionable measures and rejecting Sofía's assistance. The repercussions of both the previous events and Quintanilla's poor handling with trying to deal with the avenger clearly prove this point. Susana, who was far more experienced, was the perfect candidate to succeed Quintanilla, this time with even more controversial measures.
  • Teacher/Student Romance:
    • Alex is desperate to keep her lover's identity secret. This turns out to be because her lover's a teacher.
    • Claudia with the drama teacher, Sebastián.
  • Teen Pregnancy: María, who is the Honey Bunny, is revealed to be pregnant with Pablo's child.
  • Their First Time: Sofía impulsively throws herself at Raúl after becoming close with him, and they have sex. It's possibly her first time overall.
  • Those Two Guys:
    • Darío and Ernesto, the two less prominent members of the popular clique, seem to always be together.
    • Valeria and Regina, the only girls who aren't part of the clique per se, but are popular themselves.
  • A Threesome Is Hot: Rosita invites Ernesto and Dario for one in Season 2, though the latter is unable to perform.
  • Thought They Knew Already: When Rosita randomly runs into Gerry at a fast-food restaurant with Bernardo, who grows curious about Luis after she accidentally mentions him, believing that Gerry had already told him. As Bernardo won't stop asking questions about Luis, Gerry is forced to confess to the fateful day he brutally killed him, leaving Bernardo a bit scared.
  • Time Skip: The second season takes place two months after the events of the previous one while the third season takes place almost a year after Susana's death.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Susana, who was still at the school late at night, gets into a scuffle over the stolen money bag with Sofía, Javier, Raúl, María and Claudia, but in doing so she is accidentally pushed off the roof to her demise.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Pablo when he is seeking revenge against Raúl and Susana after becoming principal at National School.
  • Took a Level in Kindness:
    • Isabela after her secret is revealed and her popularity drops shows a friendlier side with social outcasts like Alex and Sofia whom she ignored before.
    • Natalia as well in the second season when she starts repairing her relationship with María and genuinely develops feelings for Javier.
    • Gerry progresses to this by the second season, coming to genuinely regret his mistreatment and murder of Luis, even visiting his tomb and leaving in it his dog tags as a way to apologize for hurting him, even refusing to help Raúl locate the avenger if he brings a gun, as he doesn't want more people to get hurt because of him. Try and imagine the Gerry from season 1 rejecting such suggestion.
  • Trailers Always Spoil: The first and second seasons' trailers.
    • The first season trailer foreshadows the secrets of Isabela, Natalia, Gerry and Pablo, Luis's fate at the hands of Gerry, Pablo cheating on Isabela with another girl and denying that he knew about her secret and the students fighting each other after the hacker succeeds in leaking all of their secrets.
    • The second season trailer also reveals that Gerry is wanted by the police for Luis's murder, Raúl's unfair return to the school through blackmailing means, Luis' drawings being the source of torture the avenger takes advantage of to hurt the students whom they believe are at fault for his death and the money stolen from Raúl inside Luis' locker, which would later unwittingly seal Susana's doom.
  • Trauma Button: Alex telling Sofía to jump from the roof to the pool is related to Javier accidentally murdering a former football teammate, who died in the same way, something that Javier found very disturbing because it reminded him of his dark past. Despite insisting Sofía it isn't worth the shot, she jumps anyway and Javier angrily leaves the party.
  • Trans Equals Gay: After Isabela is outed as transgender, her boyfriend's friends ask whether this means that he's gay.
  • Trans Relationship Troubles: Isabela is dumped immediately by Pablo once she's outed. He tries to get back together with her later, but she angrily refuses over his past behavior.
  • Trans Tribulations: After she's outed, Isabela's boyfriend dumps her and many of her friends disown her. She gets insulted, bullied, asked very inappropriate questions about her anatomy and called by male pronouns, a guy or her dead name. Isabela also mentions her family moved to a different city after she transitioned, and she'd lost all her old friends for doing this. No wonder she didn't come out before.
  • Undying Loyalty: Natalia's sister, María, always stays by her side, even when the former treats her very poorly and after her theft is revealed to the school by the hacker, at least until Natalia reaches her breaking point after Rosita forces everyone to ignore her during Raúl's party, as anyone seen speaking to her would be banned from attending the NONA. Later on, this trope is revived in the second season when María teams up with Natalia to help her pay off the drug dealers who threaten to kill her.
  • Ungrateful Bastard:
    • In 1.06, Javier's father accuses his son of being this after his previous anger issues on football manifest during a friendly match at Colegio Nacional, reminding him that he's always the one who has to constantly clear up his name.
    Damián: Okay, moron. Don't forget who gets you out of all the f—king trouble you get into.
    • Most of the students whose secrets were leaked by the hacker, including Pablo in season 2 and Rosita, who misinterpreted Sofía's warnings of the Avenger as excuses of wanting to ruin her birthday party. Sofía calls Darío and Ernesto this when they start cursing her for supposedly being Raúl's accomplice in Gerry's harboring, reminding them that she had saved their lives. In addition, Quintanilla calls them out for not acknowledging his hard work for the school and believes that they deserve what's been happening.
    Sofía [to Darío and Ernesto]: Have you forgotten who saved your lives? Ungrateful jerks.
  • Unkempt Beauty: Sofia rarely seems to comb her hair nor otherwise care about her appearance. Nonetheless, she's very beautiful.
  • Unsettling Gender-Reveal: Most of the school, including her boyfriend, are appalled when Isabela's revealed to be transgender. He dumps her, most of the girls shun Isabela, she's labeled male, questioned about her genitals and generally mocked or bullied. However, they are shown to be clearly in the wrong, and it's why Isabela wasn't open about her identity with them.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom:
    • It turns out that Sofia actually gave the hacker the idea for exposing everyone's secrets with a comment she'd made.
    • Luis gave the avenger the idea for torturing the students through his drawings. Gerry is also responsible because his irreparable actions led the avenger to start their quest.
    • Alex, post-avenger reveal, is the one who has indirectly caused Susana's death and the reperccusions after (including María's sad ending) because everyone at the roof fought over the bag full of money she had previously stolen from Raúl for their own purposes: Raúl demanded it be given back to him while Javier, María and Claudia needed it to save Natalia's life from the drug dealers she was involved and threatened to kill her. Arguably, this commotion is what sets off the entire plot of the third season. Lampshaded by Javier in 3.01 as he was the first one to point fingers at Alex, angered that her selfishness got an innocent person killed.
  • Vigilante Man: Alex becomes the avenger to seek justice for Luis, who was brutally murdered by Gerry, along with righting other wrongs by illegal means.
  • Villain Has a Point: Bruno, who is revealed to be @_allyoursecrets_, calls out the actions of Sofía and her friends over their involvement in Susana's death by pointing out that when rich people like Raúl commit crimes, they tend to always get away with it by paying off larger sums of money to save their own asses and allow nobodies like Bruno to rot in jail for the rest of their life for something they didn't even do. In the end, while giving out her graduation speech, Sofía publicly admits the truth behind Susana's death, as well as the complicity of Damián in the crime. As a result, while Damián is imprisoned, Sofía, Javier, Raúl, Gerry, Pablo, Alex and Claudia are only given a community service sentence.
    Sofía: Why didn't you tell on us, then?
    Bruno: Because you would've found a way to get away with it. Raúl, would've payed a lot of money and a nobody like me would've payed for his sins in prison.
  • Villainous Breakdown:
    • Pablo when he finds out that Raúl has been harboring Gerry from the police for murdering Luis and starts violently beating him up in retaliation.
    • Raúl when he demands his money back and wrestles over the bag alongside Sofía, Javier, María, Claudia and Susana.
  • Villainous BSoD: Alex undergoes one in the second season finale when Sofía finds out that she is the avenger, convincing her to abandon her plans because none of the things she did would bring Luis back. Alex starts sobbing remorsefully and apologizes to Sofía.
  • Violently Protective Girlfriend: In Season 3 finale, the widowed former PE teacher tries to kill Javier out of rage after learning the students were responsible of his wife's death. Natalia knocked him out with a blunt object Just in Time to save her boyfriend.
  • Vomit Indiscretion Shot: María graphically vomits up a brownie that she just ate into the toilet. It's among the signs that she's pregnant.
  • We Used to Be Friends:
    • Isabela holds this attitude towards Natalia and María after learning that both of them betrayed her; Natalia for selling her out to the hacker in a bid to keep her own secret safe and María because she had been sleeping with her boyfriend Pablo behind her back, although the latter mostly feels genuine guilt for it.
    • Pablo to Raúl also, although he coped with it through violent outbursts. After Raúl was exposed as the hacker, Pablo did nothing more than constantly beating the crap out of him since Raúl's previous actions had brought out the worst in him.
  • We Will Meet Again: At the beginning of season 2, while Raúl leaves on his motorcycle, post-hacker exposure, Pablo gives him a vengeful menacing stare implying this.
  • Wham Line: How we find out that María is the Honey Bunny in 1.04.
    Pablo: What's up? You wanted to talk?
    María: Yeah, don't text me anymore.
    Pablo: Then don't answer, Honey Bunny.
    • Raúl, after being exposed as the hacker, reveals to a furious Gerry that Luis was in love with him, meaning that he's gay.
  • Wham Shot: Just as Alex leaves Raúl's party earlier, she gets into a car where she is met by her teacher Gabriela, who is also her secret girlfriend and the two share a passionate kiss before driving back home.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: It is never revealed what Rosita's secret is and many fans have been theorizing whether or not she had arranged the NONA party all by herself or was aided by someone else.
    • On the other hand, Sebastián is not seen again after his romance with Claudia is exposed by Sofía on the hacker's orders.
  • What the Hell, Hero?:
    • In 2.01, Sofía's mom confronts her for hiding the truth about her father's faked death that resulted in their house getting repossessed, knowing full well how long she has been mourning him even during their regular visits at his "tomb". Sofía also gives one out to her mother in 2.06 after finding out that she had her father arrested. Nevertheless, Sofía eventually apologizes, telling her that she should've told her the truth from the beginning.
    • In 2.06, after Pablo spreads the news about Raúl and allegedly Sofía's roles in harboring Gerry from the police, the majority of the students are quick to turn on her, including Alex who calls Sofía out, not only for this, but also because of her closeness to Raúl who has had a bad reputation due to his previous actions as the hacker. Quintanilla even questions Sofía about this when she temporarily crashes with him, asking her if she has forgotten what he did before.
  • Where Everybody Knows Your Flame: Gerry visits two gay bars in Season 2 as part of embracing his attraction to men.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?:
    • Sofía is afraid of fire. Her father supposedly died in a fire, but had actually faked his own death, an incident that has traumatized and marked Sofía ever since. Later in season 2, Sofía and Javier investigate Luis' house and the avenger coincidentally sets the house on fire through a molotov cocktail to try and kill his mother. As the fire expands, Sofía is forced to relive that fateful day before she snaps back to reality, having to confront her fears in order for her and Javier to escape safe and sound.
    • Zig-zagged with Javier. In 1.04, when Alex tells Sofía to jump into the pool from the roof (so that her secret won't be leaked), Javier becomes increasingly tense and supposedly finds this to be pointless, although Sofía jumps anyway. Later in 1.06, when the truth of Javier's dark past comes out, it turns out that his deceased former teammate's fate mirrored what Sofía did previously, so his objective reaction towards her was entirely justified because that accident has traumatized Javier and did not want the same to happen to Sofía, who actually managed to land into the pool.
  • Will They or Won't They?: Sofia and Javier as the story progresses. They start as friends, but it's obvious there is a mutual attraction between them. However with Raul coming in the mix and the past of Javier revealed, things become more complicated. Even more in Season 2 as Sofia is still attracted by Raul post-secret identity reveal and Javier sickened by this, developing feelings for Natalia. They reconciled at the end, later starting a relationship in Season 3, only for Sofía to break up with Javier after he admits that his father was the one who moved Susana's dead body and disguised her murder as a suicide. Nevertheless, they still remain good friends.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Without any hesitation, Pablo aggresively shoves Sofía to the ground when she tries to stop him from going after Raúl and Gerry, having mistakenly assumed that she was Raúl's accomplice in hiding him from the police only because he saw the three of them together at a nightclub, when it was the other way around. They needed Gerry in order to locate the Avenger. For this, Pablo gets forcefully thrown out by the bouncers.
  • Yandere: Raul grows into this. It's clear his interest towards Sofia became obsessive and he feels jealousy towards Javier for her. At the same time, he's caring and sweet towards Sofia.
  • You Are Grounded!: Because Sofía was occupied trying to investigate the hacker alongside Javier and Raúl, she was unable to show up at the cemetery with her mother to mourn her father as they did very often, leading the angered Nora to tell her that things would be changing from then on, starting with ordering Sofía to come home straight after school regularly.
  • You Have to Believe Me!:
    • Part of Javier's defense in 1.06 when he tries to explain to Sofía that he isn't the hacker after the truth about his dark past comes out, but Sofía solemnly replies that she doesn't recognize him anymore.
    • In 2.01 and 2.06, Sofía invokes this twice. When Nora scolds Sofia for lying about her father's death and Susana accuses her of being an accomplice to Raul's scheme in harboring Gerry from the police for Luis's murder, she truthfully assures that she has no idea where they are, and that she had nothing to do with the latter. However, both of them outright refuse to believe her. Alex also doesn't believe Sofia about the Gerry situation, believing that she had taken advantage of her guilt. Subverted for Alex in 2.07 as she seems to quickly forget about it as if it never happened.
    • In 2.08, Natalia anguishedly tries to explain to Javier that her unusual encounter with his father is not what he thought, as she was desperate in getting the money to pay off the dealers who had threatened her, but Javier breaks up with her anyway.
  • You Have GOT to Be Kidding Me!:
    • During Raúl's party, Javier is openly against the hacker's demand that Sofía jump off the roof so that Alex's secret won't be leaked. Sofía ends up obliging, but Javier angrily storms out of the party.
    • Most of the students' furious response when Raúl returns for the first time since his exposure as the hacker.
  • You Need to Get Laid: Lampshaded in 1.01. Isabela and Natalia think that the new kid, Javier Williams, is way out of Sofía's league due to her being a "freak" when they sit together for an assembly. María, however, takes pity on her, suggesting that it'd be something for her to flirt with someone as she is always alone, only for her friends to dismiss this opinion as "nonsense". Later on, Sofía does get laid, not once but twice, although with Raúl instead of Javier himself.
  • You're Not My Father: Sofía outright says this to Quintanilla, refusing to answer his question on where she's heading to upon noticing her angry over some family stuff her mother intends to get rid of.