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La vida es un sueño

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Soy Luna is a Disney Channel soap opera from the creative team behind Spiritual Predecessor Violetta. It lasted three seasons with a total of 220 episodes and aired from 2016 to 2018.

Luna Valente (Karol Sevilla) is a 16-year-old girl who lives happily with her adoptive parents in Cancun, Mexico. She loves rollerskating and works as a delivery girl along with her best friend Simón. However, everything changes when a rich businesswoman named Sharon Benson buys the Valentes’ house as her summer residence and offers them to move with her to Buenos Aires, Argentina as her staff.

Luna must adapt to a new life, a new private school and new friends. It’s made a whole lot easier when she discovers the local skating rink, Jam & Roller, which is a popular hangout for her peers. The young skater finds friendship, love and more as she seeks her true identity and investigates her past connections with the Benson family.

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  • Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder: In the beginning of season 3, Gaston is Put on a Bus. Nina gets a new love interest, Eric.
  • Accent Slip Up: When she is nervous or excited, Luna slips into her Mexican dialect. Nina has to stop her to ask what the words she uses mean.
  • Accents Aren't Hereditary: Played with. Luna was born Argentinian, but raised by Mexicans from a young age. As such, she has a Mexican accent, which her birth parents didn't.

  • Adorkable: Nina is very much this; she seems to take it from her father. Luna qualifies as well.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Matteo calls Luna "Chica Delivery" note  and she calls him "Chico Fresa" note . When they first meet, she works as a delivery girl; the next day, she playfully calls him "Chico Fresa" because of his general attitude. Both nicknames stick. They become affectionate as the two start falling for each other. Nobody else uses those nicknames to refer to them.
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  • Almost Dead Guy: Roberto tells Tino and Cato the story of Sol Benson right before he passes away in the nursing home.
  • Alpha Bitch: Ámbar is the most popular girl at school, the goddaughter of a rich businesswoman, and the "Queen of the rink". She borders on Academic Alpha Bitch, except her studies aren't her main priority.
  • Amicable Exes:
    • Nina's parents, Ana and Ricardo, are divorced because of their incompatible personalities, but are good friends.
    • After Gaston forgives Delfi for lying to him, they become this.
  • Anti-Nepotism: Averted with Monica and Miguel, who both work as staff members for Sharon. They often act very romantic on the job, even going as far as serenading each other. Justified because their workplace is also their home.
  • Ambiguously Absent Parent: Matteo's mother is never seen or mentioned.
    • Ámbar's father as well. Her mother appears in season 2 and explains that she was very young when she had her, so she gave her up for adoption.
  • Arc Words: "Anything you want, you can achieve". Simón often says this to Luna and includes it in the song Valiente that he wrote about her. This is also Luna's life motto.
  • Ate It All: Tino and Cato often do this, especially with sweets.
  • Bad Dreams: Luna frequently dreams of the fire in the Benson mansion that caused her parents' death when she was a little girl.
  • Benevolent Boss: Tamara, the rink manager in season 1, is this, even if she can be strict at times.
  • Beta Bitch/ Girl Posse: Jazmín and Delfi are this to Ámbar's Alpha Bitch. They help her with her schemes to keep Luna from taking her place as Queen of the rink, however they have moral doubts about it and aren't very willing to be her accomplices. Midway through season 2, they completely break up with this role, becoming friends with Luna instead.
  • Betty and Veronica:
    • Luna is the Betty and Ámbar is the Veronica to Simón's Archie.
    • It can be interpreted in two different ways for Luna and Ámbar to Matteo's Archie: Luna could be the Betty, the nicer, more innocent one; however,she could also be the Veronica as she is the one he's known for a shortest time, and comes from another country. Likewise, Ámbar could be the Veronica, the hot, popular one, or the Betty - the one he has known for years and was friends with before they dated.
    • Simón is the Betty and Matteo is the Veronica to Luna's Archie.
  • The Big Damn Kiss:
    • Sealed with a Kiss: Lutteo has one in the season 1 and 3 finales. The latter is complete with fireworks.
    • Their first kiss, which also happens to be a Concert Kiss, definitely qualifies. It is also a downplayed Forceful Kiss - Matteo spontaneously kisses Luna at the end of their skating routine in the Intercontinental Competition finals, later claiming he did it to win.
    Gaston: Yeah, to win her heart.
    • They also share a literal Concert Kiss at the end of their performance of Quiero Verte Sonreir in a season 2 Open Music concert.
    • Official Kiss: After Matteo has saved Luna's life for the second time:
    Matteo: Lutteo, yes or no?
    Luna: Still having doubts, Chico Fresa?
    [cue the Big Damn Kiss]
    • Slap-Slap-Kiss: In season 2, in the middle of an argument, Matteo kisses Luna, leaving her in Post-Kiss Catatonia... for about 10 seconds, after which the two break up.
    Luna: [enraged] When you act like this, I can't stand you!
    Matteo: [deadpan] Good, because I can't stand you either. [kisses her]
    • Gastina also gets several big kisses. What makes them so important is their positioning within the story: a last-minute kiss, an Official Kiss, a Reunion Kiss and a goodbye kiss.
  • Big Ego, Hidden Depths: Matteo comes off as insufferably arrogant at first, but he is in reality a sensitive, romantic guy who doesn't want to lose his friends.
    • Ramiro's ego in the beginning seems too big for him to back up, but in reality he is just insecure and seeks validation through praise.
  • Big Fancy House: The Benson mansion.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing/ Keeping the Enemy Close: Ámbar pretends to be Luna's friend when she's anything but in order to gain her trust and avoid suspicions.
  • Blind Date: Played with. FelicityForNow (Nina) and RollerTrack have been chatting online for a while when he suggests meeting face to face. They agree to wear green in order to recognise each other. When Nina arrives at the agreed place, she discovers that RollerTrack is Gaston, gets cold feet and bails on him.
  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: Ámbar is the blonde, Delfi is the brunette, and Jazmín is the redhead.
    • Luna's three girl friends also qualify: Yam is the blonde, Nina is the brunette, and Jim is the redhead.
  • Blood Brothers: Matteo and Gaston are this.
  • Bratty Food Demand: In the first episode, Ámbar refuses to eat the fancy food her godmother has, and demands fast-food takeout instead. She also has a tendency to change her order at least twice before deciding on what she wants. It is a miracle that whoever is supposed to bring her the food remembers the correct final order and that she still wants the same by the time she gets it.
  • Brutal Honesty: A side effect of Jazmín being an Innocently Insensitive ditz.
  • But I Read a Book About It: Nina is perhaps the only one of Luna's friends who doesn't skate at all, but she's read about it a lot.
  • Calling the Old Man Out: Matteo does this to his father in the middle of season 2 and decides to become independent.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: Luna about her feelings for Matteo for the majority of season 1. Nina and Gaston also qualify, as well as Matteo himself.
  • Career-Ending Injury: Juliana, the new rink manager and rollerskating coach from season 2 onwards, is revealed to have been a skating champion once, before an injury forces her to quit and binds her to her cane forever.
  • Celebrity Star: Youtuber Sebastian Villalobos appears in several episodes of seasons 1 and 2. Sofia Carson has a one-shot appearance in season 1, and so does Samuel Nascimento, who previously starred in Violetta, however he plays music producer Santi Owen instead of appearing as himself. Sabrina Carpenter plays herself in season 2. Sofia Carson returns for another single-episode appearance in season 3, along with Descendants co-star Dove Cameron.
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  • Cliffhanger: Much like its Spiritual Predecessor Violetta and the vast majority of telenovelas, this happens in every episode. Like in Violetta, there were breaks in the middle of each season, with major cliffhangers right before them.
  • Closet Geek: Gaston turns out to like the same science fiction novels as Nina.
  • Combat Pragmatist: When it becomes impossible to beat Luna on the rink by actually being better, Ámbar resorts to things such as arranging to kidnap her, injuring her partner and destroying her skates to take her place.
  • Control Freak/ Neat Freak: Nina's mother Ana is this.
  • Coupled Couples: Luna, Simón, Matteo and Ámbar. In the beginning of the series, Matteo is dating Ámbar. They break up when Matteo develops feelings for Luna. In late season 1, Luna and Simón date before realising they are Better as Friends. Ámbar and Matteo briefly get together and break up again a few episodes before the season 1 finale, when Luna and Matteo get together. They have an on-again-off-again relationship throughout season 2; meanwhile, Ámbar and Simón grow closer. The series finale has both Lutteo and Simbar together.
  • Crossover: Practically all the series of Disney Latinoamerica starting with Violetta are connected via characters making appearances in other series than their original one:
    • Simón appears on Disney XD Latinoamerica's O11CE, a series following a similar format to Soy Luna and Violetta.
    • Ámbar makes a guest appearance on Juacas, another such series. Nico's cousin Gary Lopez and his son are recurring characters on said series, since Gary is the manager of the Red Sharks team (a skating team in Soy Luna, a surfing team of the same name in Juacas), who are the main antagonists of Juacas.
    • Olga makes an appearance in a season 1 episode - she turns out to be Amanda's cousin.
    • Jazmín and Sebastian Villalobos are recurring characters in Soy Luna's Spiritual Successor BIA
  • Cover Version: Along with many original songs, the show featured covers of popular Latinx artists, traditional folk songs, and the eponymous song from Footloose.
  • Crowd Song: There are many of those throughout the show, with the entire young cast singing, and sometimes skating, together.
  • Cute Bookworm: Nina definitely qualifies.
  • Cynic–Idealist Duo: Nico and Pedro are this, especially in the beginning of the series, with Nico being the idealist and Pedro being the cynic.
  • Dandere: Nina is The Quiet One in most situations, but opens up around Luna and later Gaston.
  • Dance of Romance: Most of Luna and Matteo's skating routines qualify as this, especially their first one where they were paired up at the last minute.
  • Dating Catwoman: Downplayed with Simón and Ámbar.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: This happens to Ámbar at the end of season 1, but by the beginning of season 2 she is back to the way she was before, and has become even more of an Alpha Bitch. She gets even worse by season 3, but has a Heel–Face Turn and is friends with Luna by the series finale.
  • Determinator: Luna, especially about her skating training.
  • Deus ex Machina: Nico (bass player) and Pedro (drummer) spend the first few episodes of the series looking for a lead guitarist for their band with no success. Minutes before the start of the first Open Music event at Jam & Roller, they are wondering if it's even worth it participating without one. Just a couple of hours earlier, Simón has arrived surprisingly from Mexico. He quickly becomes the third member of the Roller Band.
  • Dislikes the New Guy: Ámbar towards Luna because she feels overshadowed by her.
  • The Ditz: Jazmín knows a lot about fashion, but very little about anything else.
  • "Do It Yourself" Theme Tune: Alas is sung by Karol Sevilla, who portrays Luna. It has an Italian version called Tutto e possibile, also performed by her.
  • Doting Grandparent: Alfredo, Sharon's father, who is a regular character from season 2 onwards, is this to both Ámbar (who he thinks is his granddaughter Sol after Sharon lies to them about it) and Luna (who is actually Sol, but doesn't know it at the time; they decide to be "pretend- granddaughter and granddad").
  • The Dragon: Rey is this to Sharon.
  • Dreadful Musician: Both Tino and Cato display this at certain points in season 1.
  • Dreaming of Things to Come: Luna often has this type of dreams, such as seeing herself skating at the Jam & Roller rink before moving to Buenos Aires. A season and a half later, she dreams of a fire at that same rink. In the morning, the gang find the rink burnt to ashes. The latter doubles as Dream Spying, as the fire happens while Luna dreams of it.
  • Drunk with Power: In season 2, after Tamara leaves and the rink is left without a manager until her replacement arrives, Pedro takes over the role and becomes insufferable, acting like an authoritarian boss to his friends.
  • Emancipated Child: Matteo becomes this after Calling the Old Man Out and gets a job at Jam & Roller to support himself.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: Amanda the maid goes from a Prim and Proper Bun in season 1 to bleached blonde shoulder-length curls that make her much more noticeable in season 2. This underlines her more active participation in the story in the second season, in contrast to the first one where she is pretty much a Living Prop when she's not serving the purpose of Cato's Love Interest
  • Foreshadowing in the first episode of Season 1, When Sharon and Luna meet for the first time. They both have a feeling that they have met before, in the following episode it’s revealed that Luna’s biological parents are Sharon’s sister and brother in law.
  • Face Your Fears: Nina doesn't like being the centre of attention, so she creates her blog FelicityForNow to express her thoughts anonymously. Towards the end of season 1, she decides to face her fear and reveal herself as Felicity.
  • Fake Relationship: Matteo's plan to drive Luna away so she doesn't suffer when he leaver for college in season 2 includes this. His fake girlfriend, Fernanda, has a crush on him and is hoping for a Romantic Fake–Real Turn.
  • Faking Engine Trouble: Nina and her mother Ana's apartment is getting renovated, so they move in with Mora. Ana enjoys living with her friend so much that when the apartment is done, she lies about it so they can stay longer.
  • Fantasy-Forbidding Father/ Follow in My Footsteps: Matteo's father wants his son to go to Oxford University and become a diplomat like him. He doesn't approve of Matteo's dream to make it as a musician.
    • Sharon, Ámbar's legal guardian and godmother, disapproves of her goddaughter being distracted from her studies by skating and other hobbies. She doesn't forbid her from doing it, though.
  • Fire/Ice Duo: Luna and Ámbar. Lampshaded by Juliana:
"Each one of you has what the other needs. Luna, you're like air and water; you skate passionately, with emotion, you flow through the rink. But you lack concentration and technique. On the other hand, Ámbar, you're like fire and earth; you're all concentration and technique, and strategy, but you lack soul, emotion. If you two can learn from each other, you could go very far."
  • Flashback: There are many of these in the form of Falling-in-Love Montage. Roberto's flashbacks to the accident at the Benson mansion also count, as do some of Luna's dreams.
  • Flowers of Romance: When Matteo pays Luna a surprising visit at home after they have been dating for a while, he brings a giant bouquet for her.
  • Free-Range Children: In the first episode, Luna is seen roaming the streets on her own or with her friend Simón; she doesn't even seem to have a cellphone at the time.
  • Freudian Excuse: Ámbar is spoiled by the luxurious life her godmother grants her, but doesn't know her parents and undergoes a major identity crisis in season 2. This is why she is insecure and takes it out on Luna, who appears suddenly in her life and is an Unknown Rival for her in school, on the rink, for Matteo's heart, as well as at home.
  • Freudian Trio/ ¡Three Amigos!: Luna, Simón and Nina. Nina is the Id, Simón is the Ego, and Luna is the Superego.
  • Geeky Turn-On: Gaston first falls for Nina (as Felicity) because of her eloquent writing. He is attracted to her in person for her intelligence as well.
  • Good Is Not Nice: Juliana, the new rink manager and skating coach in season two is very strict and critical of both the employees and the skating team, but she does this to make them better at what they do.
  • Graceful Loser: When Ámbar and Matteo place second in the skating semifinals, Ámbar is devastated, but Matteo is happy that they get to go to the finals as Luna and Simón's reserves.
  • Happily Adopted: Luna loves her adoptive parents Monica and Miguel just as much as they love her, and doesn't feel any need to know about her birth parents up until she starts having dreams about her past. In the second season, when the Valentes find out their daughter wants to know more about her past, they offer her their full support and help.
  • Heel–Face Turn: All the major antagonists go through this in the final season: Ámbar, Sharon Rey Maggie Benicio and Emilia.
    • Jazmín and Delfi weren't much of a Heel to begin with, but this trope applies to them to an extent. They break their friendship with Ámbar when she's at her most Alpha Bitch point, and become friends with Luna.
  • Helmets Are Hardly Heroic: Subverted. Everyone wears helmets when skating in the street. Rarely on the rink, though.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Matteo and Gaston, Nico and Pedro. The latter two actually share a flat (later Simón joins them).
  • Hidden in Plain Sight: In season 1, Sharon and Rey are searching the entire country for the lost heiress of the Benson fortune. Meanwhile, she lives in the same house as them.
  • The Hilarious Table: A non-family example. The staff at Sharon's mansion eats their meals in the kitchen and are often shown laughing, telling stories and having a good time together. This is a stark contrast to the dining hall table, where Sharon, Ámbar, Rey, and in season 2 Alfredo, eat their meals. They mostly sit in silence, only exchanging a few words.
  • I Am Not My Father: Matteo chooses to detach himself from his father's influence and become a musician. His father doesn't approve and cut his pocket money off, so Matteo decides to get a job and follow his dream independently.
  • Idiosyncratic Episode Naming: Episode titles used the form of "Un/una ______, sobre ruedas".
  • I Have This Friend...: Nina asks her dad for advice regarding FelicityForNow in this way multiple times, so as not to give away that it's her.
  • I Love You Because I Can't Control You: Matteo, The Ace whom just about every girl at school has a crush on, falls for Luna, who is constantly rejecting his advances and speaks to him nearly exclusively in snark.
  • I Resemble That Remark!/ Distinction Without a Difference: Matteo in episode 1: "I'm not arrogant, I'm just the best at everything."
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: One of the reasons Luna and Simón end their brief romance. While he still has feelings for Luna, Simón is not blind to her pining for Matteo. He breaks up with her so she can be free to go after him.
  • I Was Having Such a Nice Dream: In the beginning of the first episode, Luna is woken up from a dream in which she was skating at Jam & Roller by her mum who informs her she is going to be late for work.
  • I Was Young and Needed the Money: Ámbar's biological mother appears in season 2 and tells her she was very young when she had her and didn't have the means to raise her, which is why she gave her up for adoption. Se regrets it bitterly.
  • Iconic Item: Luna's sun-moon necklace (only the moon part in season 1) and her skates. Both items have been [[Defictionalisation defictionalized]] as part of The Merch.
  • Identity Impersonator: After Ámbar overhears Luna talking to Felicity in the changing room, she, Delfi, Jazmín, Gaston, Jim and Yam try to go in and see who she is. Luna and Nina lock the door and call Mora, Nina's parents' friend. They dress her up as Felicity while Simón distracts the group outside so that Nina has a chance to flee the scene. Luna and "Felicity" then get into a chase with the group and Ámbar takes off Felicity's wig to reveal Mora. The girls suspect there's something wrong, but Luna and Mora manage to convince them. Gaston, however, isn't so easily fooled.
  • Inconvenient Attraction: Luna is frustrated by her feelings for Matteo and denies them.
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: Ámbar has traces of this.
  • Innocently Insensitive: Jazmín. One of her catchphrases appears to be "Oops, did I say something wrong?"
  • Insecure Love Interest: Nina about Gaston's feelings for her.
  • It's All About Me: Sharon and Ámbar both fit this trope. Take a wild guess at where Ámbar gets it from.
  • Last Minute Hookup: Luna and Matteo get together in the very last episode of season 1. Right before Matteo has to leave the country, not knowing if he's ever coming back. He does.
  • The Klutz: Luna is extremely prone to bumping into, spilling, and dropping things.
  • Lazy Bum: If Tino and Cato weren't hired in order to be easily controlled by Sharon, it seems impossible that they could have found a job. They are frequently seen sitting around, playing cards, distracting other staff members, eating, or even sleeping on the job.
  • Light Feminine and Dark Feminine: Luna (light) and Ámbar (dark).
  • Like a Duck Takes to Water: Regardless of Ámbar's constant efforts to make her feel unwelcome, Luna quickly adapts to her new life in Buenos Aires. It might help on a subconscious level that she effectively moves back into the house she was born in.
  • Like Brother and Sister: Luna and Simón have this kind of relationship. This is one of the reasons they are Better as Friends; the other being that Luna is pining for Matteo.
  • Literal-Minded: Played for laughs. When he and Luna are rehearsing an adaptation of the balcony scene from Romeo and Juliet for acting class, Matteo insists on interpreting their surroundings (a park bench) literally. Luna follows suit:
Luna: Romeo, Romeo, what brought you here?
Matteo: [Milking the Giant Cow] My feet.
Luna: [breaking character] What do you mean, your feet, you have to talk about love here!
Matteo: See? You're falling in love with me, Chica Delivery!
Luna: Nonononono, not me; Juliet is in love with you, I just want you to stick to your lines.
Matteo: Ok, ok. [in character] Love told me where to find you, it led me to you, and guided my eyes to this bench.
Luna: [breaks character] Balcony!
Matteo: [deadpan] It's a bench.
[...]
Matteo: [in character] I swear, my love, in the sunrays shining over this square... [stares into her eyes] Your eyes are as blue as the sky.
Luna: [breaks character] Matteo, they're green!
Luna: There's no distance that can change what I feel for you.
  • Love Triangle:
    • In the beginning of the series, Matteo is dating Ámbar but develops feelings for Luna. So does her best friend Simón. She is conflicted about her feelings for Matteo, and later in the first season ends up torn between the two. After she and Simón decide they are Better as Friends, she gets together with Matteo by the end of the season. From then on, further reasons come up why they can't be together.
    • Two-Person Love Triangle: In the first season, Gaston falls in love with anonymous blogger Felicity For Now, who is actually Nina (who has a crush on him). He goes on to develop feelings for Nina herself, and is very happy when he finds out she and Felicity are one and the same.
    • In season 2, Matteo is in a Fake Relationship with a girl named Fernanda, who has a real crush on him. Ramiro has a crush on her.
    • When Ámbar starts developing feelings for Simón in season 2, a triangle forms between them and Jazmín, who has been crushing on him since they met.
  • Loves My Alter Ego: Played straight and then subverted. Gaston falls in love with FelicityForNow first, then starts having feelings for Nina as well. He then finds out Nina is Felicity and the two get together.
  • Manchild: Tino and Cato. Nina's father Ricardo has his moments as well.
  • Meaningful Echo: The dialogue after Lutteo's first kiss and before their last is the same. Also doubles as Bookends:
Matteo: It was part of the choreography.
Luna: You know full well it was not in the choreography.
  • Meet Cute/ Crash-Into Hello: Matteo is showing off his rollerskating skills in the middle of a street. Luna skates at full speed down that same street. She sees him and yells "Watch out!", but he doesn't move out of the way. She inevitably bumps into him.
  • Meet the In-Laws: Lampshaded: Towards the middle of the second season, when Luna and Matteo have been dating for a while, he goes to the Benson mansion to surprise her. This is how her parents find out about the relationship. Later on, when Matteo retells this to Gaston, he says the trope verbatim.
  • Meganekko: Nina. She gets it from her father.
  • Motor Mouth: Luna becomes this when she is nervous or excited, complete with Accent Slip Up.
  • Milking the Giant Cow: Matteo does this when he and Luna are rehearsing Romeo and Juliet for their elective acting class.
  • Mirror Monologue: Ámbar is prone to this from season 2 onward.
  • The Missus and the Ex: In season 2, while Gaston and Nina are broken up, she starts getting close with another guy, Xavi. When he meets Gaston (who introduces himself as "the ex- boyfriend"), awkwardness ensues.
  • Multigenerational Household: The Benson mansion becomes this when Alfredo, Sharon's father, comes to live there.
  • Multilingual Song: The Italian version of Que MÁs Da, Solo Tu, is actually half- Italian, half- Spanish. Karol Sevilla sings her verses in Spanish, Ruggero Pasquarelli sings his in his native Italian. They both sing the chorus in Italian.
  • Multinational Team: Includes Mexicans Luna and Simón, Italian Matteo, Spanish Jim, Chilean Ramiro,Brazilian Juliana, to name a few. The majority is Argentinian.
  • My Master, Right or Wrong: Rey, Sharon's right-hand man, is loyal to her and follows her orders even if he disagrees with them.
  • Nephewism: Ámbar lives with her godmother Sharon and her parents are said to be always away for work. In fact, Ámbar doesn't know them. It is revealed at the end that Sharon is actually Ámbar's adoptive mother
  • Newspaper Backstory: A newspaper cutout about the fire at the Benson mansion is seen in the very first episode. It belongs to Roberto, the Bensons' former butler who managed to save himself and the Bensons' little daughter Sol from said fire. He tells the story to Tino and Cato, who then work as his caretakers at the nursing home. Sharon also has this cutout, as she is the only other survivor of the fire. When she finds out Sol Benson is alive, she does everything she can to ensure that the girl never finds out who she really is. That girl is Luna.
  • No Pronunciation Guide: While Jazmín's name is pronounced with an H initial sound, as is the norm for the letter J in Spanish, by most of the characters (including herself), Mexican Luna and Simón pronounce it as "Yasmin".
  • No Sparks: Ámbar and Matteo's relationship is like this. They're pretty much dating out of habit or to retain a certain reputation. The difference between a relationship with feelings and one of the type described by this trope becomes very clear in the first episode: Matteo is sitting beside Ámbar and intently staring at his phone while she's talking to him, but immediately jumps into the pool to save Luna, a girl he's just met.
  • Not What It Looks Like:
    • In a season 1 episode, Luna and Matteo are paired up in acting class and must pretend to be each other. In the middle of reenacting the scene where Matteo saves her from the pool, Luna falls on top of him, just in time for Ámbar to see them through the open classroom door.
    • When Sebastian Villalobos appears in season 2, Luna helps him with a series of videos about flirting and dating. Jim and Yam see them from afar and think they're dating. The same happens with Nina when she stands in for Luna once.
  • Oblivious to Love:
    • Gaston hardly appears to notice Delfi's pining for him in the first half of the season. This forces her to lie to him to get his attention, and the two briefly date. Gaston dumps Delfi when he finds out about the lie. She gets over him by the end of the first season, though.
    • Pedro has a crush on his boss Tamara, but she sees him only as her employee. He later falls for Delfi, who reciprocates his feelings.
    • Luna sees Simón only as her best friend, but at one point towards the middle of the first season, his feelings for her develop into something different. They briefly date, but find out they are Better as Friends soon enough.
    • Jazmín falls for Simón the moment she sees him, but he never sees her as more than a friend.
    • Gaston is barely aware that Nina even exists until she starts posting anonymous writings as blogger Felicity For Now. He then falls in love with the mysterious blogger, never realising that it's Nina, who has a giant crush on him, until her big reveal.
    • When he appears in season 2, Sebastian Villalobos develops a crush on Luna and cosntantly drops hints about it. She never catches on.
    • Luna really can't take a hint. Towards the middle of season 1, Matteo sings her a love song that he wrote about her, saying it's for "a very special girl". Just as he is about to say that's her, her phone rings and she rushes off to help Simón. Matteo doesn't get a chance to tell her the song is about her.
  • One Head Taller: Matteo and Luna's hight difference. High heels only reduce it to half a head.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Matteo is seriously worried for Ámbar when she refuses to speak after the two of them place second in the skating semifinals in season 1.
  • Open Mouth, Insert Foot: Tino and Cato are very prone to this. That, combined with the potentially dangerous secret they know, is why Sharon hires them to control them more easily.
  • Orphan's Plot Trinket: Luna's moon-and-sun necklace is the only clue to her biological parents' identity.
  • Phony Psychic: Luna and Nina encounter one while investigating Luna's past in season 2.
  • Plot Device All Along: Luna's moon necklace, which likely inspired her adoptive parents for her new name, is treated as simply a Good Luck Charm for a long time. A sun charm left by Roberto is given as a gift from Cato to the maidservant Amanda. Later In the season 1, Luna's mother Monica accidentally discovers the sun charm fits together with her daughter's moon necklace. The complete necklace later becomes the only clue Luna has to her past, as it was custom- made on her birth parents' order.
  • Plucky Girl: Luna fits this trope to a T.
  • Polar Opposite Twins: Eva and Ada, both played by Candelaria Molfese. Seeing as they pretend to be one person in order to join Nico and Pedro's band (as there is only one spot), this confuses the two guys (who both get crushes on one of them) a lot.
  • The Pollyanna: Luna is this to a certain extent, but not to the point of Wide-Eyed Idealism.
  • Put on a Bus:
    • Gaston only appears in a few episodes in the beginning of season 3 before leaving for college.
    • The Bus Came Back: Matteo must leave the country to return to Italy with his parents in the season 1 finale. He comes back in the second episode of season 2, though.
  • Recurring Dreams:
    • Luna has one of her and Matteo skating on a rink she's never seen before. At the end, they have an Almost Kiss moment. A few nights later, she has the same dream, but this time Matteo spins around and turns into Simón , then back to Matteo.
    • Several of Luna's recurring dreams have to do with her past. Each night, a new detail is added to the dream.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Luna (red) and Nina (blue).
  • Removing the Rival: Ámbar arranges for Tino and Cato to kidnap Luna on the day of the skating finals in season 1 in order for Ámbar to take her place. They mess up and kidnap Simón instead, so Matteo gets to fill in for him.
  • Rescue Romance: Luna and Matteo fit this trope to a T. On the very day they meet, Luna (at the time working as a food delivery girl) arrives with Ámbar's order, and Ámbar accidentally pushes her into the pool. Luna has her skates on and can't get to the surface, so Matteo (Ámbar's boyfriend at the time) quickly jumps into the water to save her. From then on, whenever Luna is about to fall or in any other sort of trouble, Matteo is there to save her.
    • The mid-season two cliffhanger has Luna about to be hit by a car. The beginning of the second half shows Matteo saving her life for the second time, after which they finally get together. So, in a way, their relationship begins with a rescue twice.
  • Retired Badass: Roberto, the Bensons' former butler, who dies in a nursing home in the beginning of the show, qualifies. He rescued his masters' child from the fire that killed them and fled the country with her before giving her up for adoption in Mexico.
  • The Reveal:
    • Towards the end of season 1, Nina reveals herself to be Felicity - on stage, in front of everyone, including her crush Gaston.
    • The very first episode reveals to the audience that Luna was born as Sol Benson, the daughter of Sharon's sister Lili and her husband Bernie, who died in a fire. Sharon and her assistant Rey find out at the beginning of the second season. Luna doesn't find out until the last episodes of season 2. By season 3, everyone knows it.
  • Rollerblade Good: The entire series revolves around rollerskating characters, so many of them qualify, but especially Luna.
  • Romantic Rain: Five episodes before the series finale, Luna and Matteo definitively get together and kiss in the rain. The kiss is followed by a Twirl of Love.
  • Rule of Pool: In the first episode, when Luna arrives with Ámbar's order from the restaurant, she accidentally bumps into her. Ámbar pushes her away and Luna ends up in the nearby pool... with her skates still on. Cue Matteo jumping into the water to save her.
  • Scully Box: In season two, Luna starts wearing very high heels more and more as she gets an increasing amount of romantic moments with Matteo. Even with the shoes, he is still nearly One Head Taller.
  • Secret Keeper: Luna for Nina's secret online identity, [FelicityForNow. Later on in the first season, Nina lets Simón, her parents and their friend Mora in on it, too.
  • Serious Business: Skating is a hobby to most of Luna's friends, but to her, it's this.
  • Shared Family Quirks: When Alfredo tells the Valentes about his late daughter Lili, she appears to have been a lot like Luna. She was actually Luna's mother, but the family doesn't notice. Alfredo, however, seems to sense it when he first meets Luna - he asks if he's met her before.
  • Ship Tease: Matteo and Luna get a lot of this from the moment they meet.
  • Shipping Goggles: Jim and Yam can't see a girl and a boy together without thinking they're dating. This leads to a lot of confusion.
  • Shipper on Deck: Nina, Gaston, Jim, Yam and Jazmín are this for Lutteo.
    • Luna, Matteo, Jim and Yam for Gastina.
  • Shrinking Violet: Nina is very much this. She gets better with Luna's help.
  • Single Girl Seeks Most Popular Guy: In the beginning of the series, Luna and Nina (the new girl and the shy nerd) stare at Matteo and Gaston, the most popular guys in school, commenting on how they would never notice girls like them. Luna then denies having a crush on Matteo, while Nina's feelings for Gaston are no secret.
  • Skate Heaven Is a Place on Earth: The characters skate everywhere. In addition to artistic rollerskating, they use their skates as an universal means of transport. They also frequently practice their skating routines in the park or in other similar outdoor spaces.
  • Something Only They Would Say: When Ámbar's biological mother appears in season 2, she verifies her identity by describing Ámbar's star-shaped birthmark on her lower back.
  • Sore Loser: After she and Matteo place second in the skating semifinals in season 1, Ámbar puts on sunglasses and stops talking. Matteo takes it much better and tries to talk her into accepting his point of view... to no avail.
  • Sour Outside, Sad Inside: In the first season, Matteo comes off as arrogant, cold and snobby. In reality, he is a sensitive guy who is afraid of getting attached because his family travels a lot and he has said goodbye to many friends over the years.
    • In season 2, knowing he will be going away for college at the end of the year, he tells Luna there can be nothing between them and acts cold and distant, hoping she will get over him and won't be heartbroken when he leaves. The experience is painful for both of them.
  • Spoonerism: An example with two words switched instead of two letters. When the gang finds out Jam & Roller is to be closed down, everybody starts freaking out. Pedro, in an attempt to calm them down, says "It's calm that we stay important.", clearly meaning to say "It's important that we stay calm." This makes it clear that he's not quite leading by example.
  • Stealing the Credit: Delfi when she pretends to be Felicity to get Gaston's attention.
  • Stellar Name: Both Luna's birth name (Sol, meaning "sun") and the name her adoptive parents gave her (meaning "moon") are this.
  • The Stoic: Rey, Sharon's assistant, never shows any emotion.
  • Stood Up: After getting a glimpse of Gaston from behind and finding out he is RollerTrack, Nina gets cold feet and bails on their Blind Date, resulting in this.
  • Talent Show: In season 2, Jam & Roller teams up with internet platform Vidia and organises a song contest where the winner will get a record deal with Vidia and record their first album.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: Matteo certainly classifies for this trope.
  • Technician vs. Performer: Ámbar and Luna respectively, regarding skating.
  • Unknown Relative: Luna doesn't know her birth parents' identities and first becomes interested in them when she moves to the Benson mansion. She also doesn't recognise her grandfather Alfredo, who has no idea of her real identity either.
  • Those Two Guys: Tino and Cato, Jim and Yam.
  • Valley Girl: Jazmín acts like this on her and Delfi's vlog channel Fab & Chic (and later on her own, Ja Jazmín).
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Yam & Jim and Ramiro are this in season 1. He often teases and annoys them, but ends up developing a crush on Yam. They are Amicable Exes by season 2, but the three become friends.
  • Wacky Parent, Serious Child: Nina and her father. He is a video game developer who lives in the digital world of the games he creates, she is a shy, bookish girl who takes a lot of her personality from her mother.
  • Working with the Ex: When Luna and Matteo are broken up, they are still skating partners. This causes a lot of frustration as their connection is no longer the same. A notorious example is a team- building practice where each pair has to say "I love you" to each other. The other pairs are Delfi and Gaston (who have history), and Simón and Jazmín (the latter has a crush on the former). Even with this setup, Lutteo find it hardest to say the words. Luna outright refuses to do it.
  • You All Share My Story: Tino and Cato are just ditzy comic-relief staff members to Luna and her family, but Sharon and the audience know that they could reveal the secret of Luna's identity... if only they were smart enough to connect the dots. They end up working for Sharon because she finds out they know about Sol Benson, so she hires them to control them.
    • Sharon Benson is not only Luna's parents' employer. She is also her aunt.
  • You Say Tomato/ Separated By A Commonlanguage: From time to time, the different words Luna and Simón (Mexican) and their Argentinian peers use will be acknowledged. Nina and Luna actually write a song about these differences.
I say “neta” to the “verdad”
I say “padre” to “genial”
But there are things that don’t change
A universal language

My “campera” to your “chamarra”
Everything spins, everything changes
You, my friend, my companion
It’s the same, you’ll see


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