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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.

In January 2020, the first season was made available on Disney+ for the first time with English subtitles. The second and third seasons followed in mid-September 2020.

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  • Accents Aren't Hereditary: Played with. Luna was born in Argentina, but raised in Mexico from a young age. As such, she has a Mexican accent, which her birth parents didn't.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: Luna and Matteo in spades. Frequently in a Snark-to-Snark Combat but their mutual attraction is obvious for everyone.
    • Yam and Ramiro as well.
    • Also Simon and Ambar during Season 3. Sparks fly at every interaction.
  • 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.
  • Beta Couple:
    • Season 1: Ramiro and Yam, Pedro and Delfi, Nico and Jim, Gastón and Nina.
    • Season 2: Ramiro and Yam, Pedro and Delfi (she broke up with him via videochat but later regretted it), Nico and Jim (until they break up), Gastón and Nina (until they break up in the third season).
    • Season 3: Ramiro and Yam (until they break up), Pedro and Delfi (until they break up as revealed by her sometime after), Eric and Nina, Simón and Ámbar, Benicio and Emilia.
  • 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 the 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.
  • Big Bad Ensemble: Ámbar, Sharon, Rey, Emilia, Benicio and Gary López.
  • 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 FirstKiss 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.
  • 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.
  • Bootstrapped Theme: Valiente is largely accepted as the unofficial theme song of the show, carrying much more in-universe significance for the titular character and being used much more often within the show than the actual theme song Alas.
  • 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.
  • 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 guests stars as herself in season 2.
    • Martina "TINI" Stoessel, aka Violetta, makes an appearance in season 2 (see the Trivia section for more info).
    • 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. Unlike in Violetta, the first two seasons deliberately left some threads hanging to be resolved in the following season. Nevertheless, here are the examples of those breaks in seasons, including the plot points of the first two season finales:
    • Season 1, Episode 40: Matteo kisses Luna for the first time as they finish their perfomance during the International Skating Competition, with Simon making it in time for it. However, both him and Ámbar look on visibly upset. Luna herself is also speechless at the kiss.
    • Season 1, Episode 80: Matteo gives Luna back her medallion, they mutually admit their feelings for each other and kiss before Matteo departs to the airport for Italy. The camera zooms away from the scene before the screen fades to black and the credits roll.
    • Season 2, Episode 40: Luna rushes out of the building where the preliminary competition is about to take place as she is desperate to investigate more of her past, with Matteo and Nina following suit. Simultaneously, Rey is driving a car with Mrs. Rodriguez inside to stop her from saying anything important to her. Just as Luna crosses the street, Matteo yells out her name. Rey's car passes by and Luna stands there petrified, making the audience wonder whether she was run over or not.
    • Season 2, Episode 80: Luna finally figures out that she is Sol Benson and has emotional reunion with Alfredo, her maternal grandfather. On the other hand, Jam & Roller loses Roda Fest against Los Sliders, with Gary assuring Juliana that "things are going to change", something that would foreshadow the creation of the Red Sharks team. Now that Luna knows the truth about her past, Sharon flees the country and abandons Ámbar, who becomes more evil than ever before and vows revenge on Luna for "ruining" her life. Luna and Simón seem to be getting closer again and are seen from afar by a saddened Matteo.
    • Season 3, Episode 30: Matteo accidentally falls off the mansion's gates in a futile attempt to show Luna the proof video of him and Emilia, prompting Luna to rush to his aid. Matteo appears to regain consciousness and kisses Luna after she sees the video. However, it turns out to be All Just a Dream as Luna can be heard calling out his name, leaving Matteo's fate hanging by a thread.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Fews examples:
    • Ambar is suspicious and get paranoiac (though it's justified) about Luna and Matteo. She shows jealousy as well when it comes to Simon in Season 3.
    • Luna too but more in a hidden way. It's significant when she sees Matteo and Ambar as a couple. Even act like this Simon when he's close of other girls whatever she's in a relationship with Matteo (in Seasons 2 and 3) she gets jealous anytime.
    • Delfi was this with Gaston in the first part of Season 1 whe he's flirting with Matteo's cousin and more later with Pedro.
    • Yam with Ramiro to the point she has a Green-Eyed Epiphany.
  • 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.
  • Concealing Canvas: Sharon has one in the Benson Mansion living room.
  • 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 uncle 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 Latino artists, traditional folk songs, and the eponymous song from Footloose.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: Just like the trope above:
    • Mateo gets very jealous when Sebastian Villalobos becomes close of Ambar and later Luna and more generally of every guy who seems romantically involved with Luna especially Simon.
    • Simon as well was jealous of Matteo over Luna disliking him. In Season 3, he gets jealous of his Jerkass acquaintance Benicio over Ambar.
    • Gaston in Season 2 over Nina as after their break-up her former fling Xavi is back. He doesn't hesitate to mark his territory as Nina's ex-boyfriend with a jealous streak during their first interaction.
  • 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. She's basically a human encyclopedia with social awkwardness.
  • 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.
  • Darker and Edgier: Compared to Violetta and most of the other shows running on Disney Channel at the time. The primary source of the edginess being the subplot revolving around the circumstances of the fire at the Benson mansion that led to Lili and Bernie's death.
  • 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.
  • Diegetic Soundtrack Usage: In-universe, the theme song is written by Simón and is played and performed on multiple occasions throughout the series.
  • 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.
  • The Dragon: Rey is this to Sharon.
  • Dramatic Irony: The audience finds out in the first 2 episodes of the first season that Luna is Sharon’s niece Sol Benson, while the characters don’t figure it out until season 2 and 3.
  • 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.
  • Expy: As the spiritual successor of Violetta, it's clear some characters reflect those of the latter:
    • Obviously, Luna, the brown-haired eponymous protagonist with her past concerning her (biological) parents is a mystery—> Violetta.
    • Ambar, the blonde, jealous and talented Alpha Bitch with a Freudian Excuse —> Ludmila.
    • Simon, the guitarist who also work in the Local Hangout and in a kind of Just Friends relationship with the protagonist—> Tomas.
    • Nina, the insecure but loyal closest female friend of the protagonist—> Francesca.
    • Jazmin, the mix between between a Beta Bitch and The Ditz as a not really competent sidekick to her Alpha Bitch friend—> Naty.
    • Ramiro, a great dancer who is arrogant at first but becomes friendlier with time—> Broadway.
    • Matteo, the most popular male student, talented but very arrogant, who falls in love with the protagonist—> Leon.
  • Evil Aunt: Sharon to Luna. Partly justified and zig-zagged as for one instance she loves her like a daughter but for another hates her because she couldn't overcome the hatred she developed for her sister Lili, who was also Luna's biological mother, being a reminder of Sharon being unable to have everything she ever wanted, including the only person she ever truly loved, Bernie.
  • 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.
  • 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.
    • Sharon's cold and bitter attitude, comes from her feeling that she was neglected by her father. And that she always stood in the shadow of her younger sister Lili, there is also the fact that she met Bernie before Lili met him but Bernie fell in love with Lili. Which caused Sharon to resent her sister even more, she also developed a love/hate for Lili's daughter Sol note  on one hand she hated her for being a reminder that she couldn’t have Bernie. On the other hand she also loved her like a daughter.
  • Freudian Trio: Luna, Simón and Nina. Passionate Luna is the Id, tempered Simón is the Ego, and bookish Nina is the Superego. They're all close friends and the "Find Luna's true identity" team.
  • Friendship Song: Sin Fronteras for Luna and Nina, Andaremos for Luna and Simón.
  • Guile Heroine: Nina has some shades of this. Sure she's socially awkward but she's analyptical, book-smart and cunning. It's pretty useful when she needs to trap or outsmart someone like Ambar and her Girl Posse when they plot against Luna.
  • 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.
  • 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). Also Luna and Nina, Jim and Yam and Delfi and Jazmin.
  • 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 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.
  • Iconic Item: Luna's sun-moon necklace (only the moon part in season 1) and her skates. Both items have been defictionalized as part of The Merch.
  • Idiosyncratic Episode Naming: Episode titles used the form of "Un/una ______, sobre ruedas".
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: Ámbar has traces of this.
  • Innocently Insensitive: Jazmín. One of her catchphrases appears to be "Oops, did I say something wrong?"
  • It's All About Me: Sharon and Ámbar both fit this trope. Take a wild guess at where Ámbar gets it from.
  • 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 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.
  • Local Hangout: The Jam & Roller rink & cafe.
  • 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.
    • Bruno attempts to exploit this in season 2, creating a fake love triangle between Simón, Camila, and Matteo to market their solo careers.
  • 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.
  • Motor Mouth: Luna becomes this when she is nervous or excited, complete with Accent Slip-Up.
  • 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: Luna, Simón and Emilia are Mexican. Matteo and Benicio are Italian. Jim is Spanish. Ramiro is Chilean. Eric is Ecuatorian. The other main characters are Argentine.
    • However, out of the adult cast members, Miguel and Mónica (Luna's adoptive parents) are Mexican while Juliana, the team's new coach, is Brazilian.
    • Plus, while Luna was born to Argentine parents, she was raised in Mexico.
    • In season 3, Michel, a Venezuelan exchange student who transfers to Blake South College and is hosted by the Valentes, and Emma, a friend of Ada's from the United States, join the gang for a majority of episodes before going their separate ways.
  • Musical World Hypotheses: Most of the musical numbers are diegetic, mainly performed through the Opens, especially in the first season. However, throughout the rest of the show, it slips into Alternate Universe territory, where characters will burst into song, usually in an intense emotional moment.
  • 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.
  • 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 constantly 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 height difference. High heels only reduce it to half a head.
  • 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.
  • Past Experience Nightmare: Luna frequently dreams of the fire in the Benson mansion that caused her parents' death when she was a little girl.
  • 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.
  • The Pollyanna: Luna is this to a certain extent, but not to the point of Wide-Eyed Idealism.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Subtitles Are Superfluous: The show's English subtitles on Disney+ aren't consistent. The first season's subtitles are not Closed Captioning, but do translate song lyrics. The second and third season's subtitles are considered closed captioning, but don't consistently provide song translations, instead giving captions among the lines of "[singing in Spanish]" or "[singing a pop song]". In season 3's case, none of the songs are subtitled.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: Matteo certainly classifies for this trope.
  • Technician Versus Performer: Ámbar and Luna respectively, regarding skating.
  • Those Two Guys: Tino and Cato, Jim and Yam.
  • 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 know that Sharon Benson is her aunt. She also doesn't recognise her grandfather Alfredo, who has no idea of her real identity either.
  • Unrequited Love Switcheroo: For most of season 1, Simón is crushing on Luna, however she sees him as nothing but a friend. Throughout season 2, they remain friends and Simón moves on, but by season 3 Luna begins to have romantic feelings for him.
  • Untranslated Title: Most places opted to leave the title as is. As seen here, the English-speaking world is no exception.
  • Valley Girl: Jazmín acts like this on her and Delfi's vlog channel Fab & Chic (and later on her own, Ja Jazmín).
  • 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.

  • "We Are Great!" Song: Chicas Así.
We are everything that you see
Like shining stars
And you don’t want to understand
It’s that if if you don’t see it, you don’t see it.

  • Wham Line
    Roberto Muñoz: [in between coughs] Listen to me: the aunt of that girlnote ... That woman's name is Sharon Benson.

    Tino & Cato: Sol Benson is alive.

    Rey: You are the owner of the house Miss Benson.note 

    Sharon Benson: Ámbar is going to inherit everything. Who can I trust more than my own daughter?

    Sylvana: I won’t let you pretend that my daughter Ámbar is Sol Benson.

  • 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 from up close.
    • 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”note 
I say “padre” to “genial”note 
But there are things that don’t change
A universal language

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

     Season 1 
  • 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.
  • Age-Stereotypical Food: In episode 1, Ámbar declares she is tired of eating sophisticated gourmet meals all the times and demands fast food instead.
  • Almost Dead Guy: Roberto tells Tino and Cato the story of Sol Benson right before he passes away in the nursing home.
  • 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.
  • Benevolent Boss: Tamara, the rink manager in season 1, is this, even if she can be strict at times.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Daniela to Simon, when she schemes to turn him against Luna; Mariano to Tamara, wanting revenge on her for breaking his heart by wrecking her team apart from the inside.
  • Black Comedy: Played with. Tino and Cato start comically bickering as Roberto is coughing violently and they walk away, forgetting to give him his medicine. The next time the scene cuts to them, Roberto is dead.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Childhood Home Rediscovery: At the start of the series, Luna moves into the Benson mansion where she (Sol Benson) was born and spent her first few years, but she has no memory of her true identity. The place does start looking a bit too familiar after a while, though, causing her to gain interest in discovering her roots and eventually finding out she is the lost Benson heiress.
  • Closet Geek: Gaston turns out to like the same science fiction novels as Nina.
  • Comic Role Play: Luna and Matteo have two such moments in season 1, both as part of exercises for the acting class they're taking - once when they have to imitate each other, comically recreating how they first met, and then again while rehearsing a scene from Romeo and Juliet where Matteo ad-libs some lines by interpreting their surroundings literally.
  • 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.
  • Dreadful Musician: Both Tino and Cato display this at certain points in season 1.
  • Dream Intro: The series starts with Luna dreaming of the Jam & Roller rink.
  • Everyone Can See It: Simón's feelings towards Luna are obvious to almost everyone around them, and the two are mistaken for a couple a lot (which results in many She Is Not My Girlfriend moments), however it's unrealized by Simón himself until a while into season 1.
  • Foreshadowing in the first episode of Season 1, When Sharon and Luna meet for the first time. They both have a feeling that the other looks familiar, in the following episode it’s revealed that Sharon is Luna’s aunt.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 understudies.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • Insecure Love Interest: Nina about Gaston's feelings for her.
  • It's a Costume Party, I Swear!: Subverted. Tino mistakenly assumed Luna and Nina to be hosting a costume party due to Nina wearing her pink wig as Felicityfornow so she wouldn't have to reveal herself to Gaston.
  • Last Episode Theme Reprise: Alas is performed by the Jam & Roller team in the season 1 finale.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Milking the Giant Cow: Matteo does this when he and Luna are rehearsing Romeo and Juliet for their elective acting class.
  • 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.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: When Nina was on a videochat with Gaston as her alterego Felicityfornow, Tino showed up at Luna's bedroom, mistaking the entire thing for a costume party. Because of Tino's meddling, Luna was accidentally seen by Gaston and Matteo, immediately realizing that Luna is friends with Felicity an knows her true identity. This reveal later expanded itself to everyone who started pressuring Luna into disclosing Felicity's identity, a burden she had to constantly endure for Nina, who wasn't ready to tell them herself.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Put on a Bus: 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Short-Distance Phone Call: How Simón discovers Daniela faked her injury.
  • Serious Business: Skating is a hobby to most of Luna's friends, but to her, it's this.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Stealing the Credit: Delfi when she pretends to be Felicity to get Gaston's attention.
  • Stood Up: After getting a glimpse of Gaston from behind and figuring out he is RollerTrack, Nina gets cold feet and bails on their Blind Date, resulting in this.
  • Un-Duet: Averted. Early on in the series, Ámbar and Matteo are supposed to perform a duet at an Open Music concert, but Ámbar is stuck in detention, so instead of performing alone, Matteo takes advantage of the situation to replace her with Luna. This is Foreshadowing for their future relationship - Luna goes on to replace Ámbar as Matteo's girlfriend.
  • 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.

     Season 2 
  • Accomplice by Inaction: Towards the end of the season, when it is revealed that it was Ámbar who set fire to Jam & Roller, Pedro calls Delfi out for knowing it all along and never telling anyone.
  • Anguished Declaration of Love: After Sharon finds out that Rey was the blackmailer and fires him, he admits to being in love with her, but she neither appreciated his loyalty, dedication and hard work nor thanked him for all of the things he did for her. Sharon obviously doesn't reciprocate those feelings, telling Rey that she considered him nothing more than an employee.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: Ámbar, Emilia and the rest of Los Sliders win the Roda=Fest competition in the final episode. Due to their loss, Gary effectively wins as well as he later brands the Jam & Roller place, renaming it and the team as Red Sharks.
  • Benevolent Boss: After Juliana and the young characters warm up to each other, she becomes that too, although she is definitely stricter than Tamara.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: Ámbar and Sharon team up to stop Luna from finding out that she is Sol Benson.
  • Big "NO!": Alfredo and Sharon wrestle over telling Luna that she is Sol Benson. Just as Luna arrives pleading for Alfredo to be left alone, he seizes the opportunity to throw her the necklace with both the sun and moon, which leads Sharon to yell in complete defeat as she realizes too late what's about to happen.
  • Bittersweet Ending: Luna finds out that she is Sol Benson, reuniting with her long-lost maternal grandfather Alfredo, who made her realize this despite being held against his will by Sharon, who flees the country and leaves Ámbar behind. However, the Sliders are able defeat Jam & Roller at the competition, but Luna is nevertheless awarded with a crystal skate for her dedication to the sport. Despite this, Gary comments to Juliana that things would be changing from then on, so Luna and her friends have no idea what's awaiting them in the aftermath: the birth of the Red Sharks team. In addition, the relationship between Luna and Matteo is permanently destroyed after several arguments, especially due to Matteo's greedy wishes of fame, and she starts reconnecting with Simón, who had also distanced himself from Ámbar after finding out that she was responsible for burning down the rink. The look on Matteo's face while seeing them together is a clear expression that he really screwed up with Luna this time and is now willing to change for her. Ámbar, more evil than ever before and shedding her passive aggresive personality, vows to have back what is rightfully hers, implying that this time she will not go easy on Luna anymore.
  • Break Her Heart to Save Her: Matteo keeps his distance from Luna throughout the seasons and pretends he doesn't have feelings for her as he believes he'll have to leave her at the end of the school year, to disastrous results for their relationship. In the end, the one who leaves is Gaston, while Matteo stays in Buenos Aires.
  • Calling the Old Man Out: Matteo does this to his father in the middle of season 2 and decides to become financially independent.
  • Captain Obvious Reveal: In 2x74, Tino, Cato and Alfredo find the sun part of Luna's necklace in the garden, where it has been lying for several episodes. When Tino calls it "Sol Benson's charm" and Alfredo "Luna's charm", the latter puts two and two together and discovers that Luna is, in fact, his long-lost granddaughter - which the audience has known since the beginning of the series, Sharon and Rey - since early season 2, and Ámbar since a bit later than that. At that point, Luna is yet to find this out. In the season finale, she finally does.
  • 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.
  • Dramatic Irony: Alfredo is not only upset with Sharon, for keeping the truth from Luna that she is Sol Benson, but also because she deceived Ámbar into believing that she is the lost benson heiress. The irony is that Ámbar has been aware of the truth at this point and was part of Sharon’s conspiracy.
  • Dating Catwoman: Downplayed with Simón and Ámbar.
  • Didn't Think This Through: Matteo didn't think about the consequences regarding anyone, apart from Gaston, finding out that he faked a relationship with Fernanda in a bid to drive Luna away from him. Delfi and Jazmín find out when they overhear them and tell Ámbar, who in turn blackmails Matteo by threatening to tell Luna. Gaston even points out to Matteo that he had brought this misfortune on himself since he himself came up with the ruse and technically nobody forced him to. Luna eventually does find out anyway and further distances herself from Matteo.
  • Dream Spying: In mid-season 2, Luna has a nightmare of the Jam & Roller rink burning. In the morning, the gang finds it in ashes.
  • 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
  • Fake Memories: Part of Sharon's plan to pass Ámbar off as Sol Benson is to feed her Sol Benson's childhood memories and tell her that her brain is repressing traumatic memories as the reason why she can't remember any of them.
  • Fake Relationship: Matteo's plan to drive Luna away so she doesn't suffer when he leaves 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 Montage Reveal: This is how Sharon finds out in 2x72 that it is Rey who has been sending her anonymous threats.
  • Flowers of Romance: When Matteo pays Luna a surprise visit at home after they have been dating for a while, he brings a giant bouquet for her.
  • Friend Versus Lover: During Vidia's solo competition, both Matteo and Simón participate, and Luna is torn between which one to support. This causes tension between her and Matteo.
  • Gift of the Magi Plot: Played with. In season 2, Nina sends Gaston's college application to Oxford University when he's hesitant about applying. He gets accepted. Nina then begs her parents to let her go to an early admission program there in order to be with him, and just when her mum is finally convinced, Nina gets an email saying she's won a writing contest, which will require her to stay in Argentina. It turns out Gaston sent in one of her texts without telling her, and the two of them end up being separated at the end.
  • Gone Horribly Right: Ámbar has been feeling overshadowed by Luna's popularity that she tries to break the cameras installed by VIDIA. During the Roller Jam party, however, she finally reaches her breaking point by spilling soda all over the source enabling the cameras. This not only causes a temporary blackout, but also the entire rink to be accidentally burnt to the ground due to a malfunction on one of the cameras.
  • 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.
  • He Knows Too Much: Sharon disposes of Tino & Cato under the guise of having them fired by deliberately tampering with one of her possessions and pinning the incident on both of them, as they were a big threat in exposing her plans to make sure that Luna never finds out that she is her niece. After her father Alfredo finds out as well, Sharon has him placed in a psychiatric ward. As for Luna's parents, Sharon sends them back to Cancun in an effort to stop their investigation on their daughter's origins. And if it that weren't enough, Sharon fires Rey upon finding out that he was the one sending her the blackmailing letters after noticing the capital "A" of Ambar's name without its accent, a mistake Rey always makes.
  • 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.
  • I Am Spartacus: During skating practice in 2x75, after they mess up a part of the choreography, Luna, Simón and Matteo all say it's their fault.
  • 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.
  • Isn't It Ironic?: In mid-season 2, Matteo performs Stranger as part of the Open Music Solo competition in such a manner as if it is a love song he sings to Luna. The lyrics, however, are about a failed relationship where the addressed person is ignoring the point-of-view singer. In fact, they can be seen as rather significant for their relationship earlier on in the season if considered from Luna's point of view, not Matteo's.
  • It's All About Me: In 2x73, Matteo temporarily reverts back to his initial self (before his Defrosting Ice King Character Development, saying he doesn't care about the skating competition, skipping practice and snapping at everybody because his record deal was cancelled.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: For as selfish as Matteo was when he proclaimed to Luna that he didn't care about the competition anymore and lashing out at almost everyone because of his record's cancellation, he wasn't completely wrong in arguing that Luna was always trying to change him rather than accepting him for who he is. If she really loved him, Luna wouldn't be doing the former thing and a person would be willing to change without the other trying to do so.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: As soon as Juliana finds out Ámbar was the one who burned Jam & Roller down, she throws her out of the team. Sharon also grounds her upon discovering it.
  • Love Letter Lunacy: In 2x74, Ramiro tapes an envelope with a heart drawn on it and two concert tickets inside it to Yam's locker at the Jam & Roller in an effort to win her back. Jazmín finds it, opens it, but then hesitates and decides it's not her business, taping it back up... to the locker below Yam's. It turns out to be Simón's. Confusion ensues.
    • Simón then proceeds to assume it was from Ámbar and Yam, whom he discusses it with, throws it in the dustbin. Cue Ramiro returning to find it there and assuming Yam doesn't return his feelings.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero:
    • Simon tells Matteo about the investigation regarding Luna's past, resulting in his and Luna's relationship waning once again when he called her out for not telling him beforehand, let alone after it was just starting to heal following a misunderstanding.
    • Juliana kicks Ambar out of the team and bans her from the competition once she finds out that she had burnt down the rink. In doing this, even a few days away before, Ambar joined forces with the rival team, the Sliders, as revenge. The teams manages to win thanks to Ambar's impressive talent, also as a result causing Gary to gain ownership over Jam & Roller by the third season.
  • Not What It Looks Like: 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.
  • Open Mouth, Insert Foot: In 2x73, Yam and Ramiro both try to confess they still have feelings for each other, but Cannot Spit It Out and end up rambling. Ramiro takes the cake when he inadvertently tells Yam her hair is horrible.
  • Opening Chorus: The season begins with another one of Luna's prophetic dreams in song form.
  • Phony Psychic: Luna and Nina encounter one while investigating Luna's past in season 2.
  • 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.
  • Put on a Bus: Tamara in the beginning of the second season after announcing that she is leaving Jam & Roller for a new job opportunity, leaving Luna in charge of the team. Later on, she is replaced by Juliana.
    • Gaston leaves for college in Oxford after the Roda Fest competition.
  • Rescue Romance: The mid-season 2 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.
  • Retool: In-universe. When Nico's uncle Gary Lopez takes charge of Jam & Roller, he makes drastic changes with everything, wants the Roller Band to change their look and sound, and plans to rebrand the place, the band and the skating team as "Red Sharks". No one is happy about the changes.
  • Satellite Love Interest: Fernanda, the captain of Los Adrenaline team, who only exists in the first handful of episodes to separate Matteo from Luna and have him for herself, although she eventually gets over it.
  • 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.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: After finding out that Ámbar burnt the rink, Sharon uses her wealth to talk the VIDIA president into dropping the charges against her so that their reputation wouldn't be tarnished.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Luna and Matteo, mainly through their turbulent relationship. In one argument regarding Matteo's frustration over his record's cancellation, both of them are equally right and wrong about some things that have nothing to do with the other. Matteo even for most of the time took his anger out on his friends about the situation, not even caring about winning the competition anymore.
  • 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.

     Season 3 
  • 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.
  • Actually Pretty Funny: Pedro's reaction is this upon hearing that Delfi was acting strange because she feared that he might've had feelings for Ada.
  • Armor-Piercing Question: Emilia throws in Luna's face, not one, but actually three about Matteo's accident when the latter blames her for it. Of course, when Emilia points out that the accident is also Luna's fault because she refused to listen to him, Luna becomes ashamed, almost starting to cry.
    Luna: I saw the video. The video with the kiss. It was stolen and he never actually kissed you. Emilia, you hurt him real bad.
    Emilia: I hurt him?
    Luna: Yeah, you.
    Emilia: I didn't listen to him? Answer me, Luna. I didn't believe him? I refused to trust him?
  • Bad Boss: After taking over Jam & Roller (and renaming it to Red Sharks), Gary frequently acts like this to his employees, particularly Eric, whom he bullies the most.
  • Both Sides Have a Point: When Ramiro is far from optimistic about Jam & Roller's fate, eventually causing him to join the Red Sharks, and Yam has to take a singing audition that coincides with a skating casting that her team applied for, both of them had to choose - their team or their true passions. They choose the latter. Ironically, Yam refuses to acknowledge that Ramiro's situation is the same as hers until she finally forgives him for his past actions.
  • The Bus Came Back:
    • Gaston only appears in a few episodes in the beginning of season 3 when he visits Nina before breaking up with her and returning to college in Oxford.
    • After some time, Juliana returns to Buenos Aires and stays for good to continue training the Roller gang.
  • Cassandra Truth: Matteo's repeated explanations to Luna that the kiss with Emilia was stolen, not the other way around. The other girls, Jim, Yam, Delfi and Jazmin don't believe him either. Even with the evidence, she refused to listen to any of his words. It is not until Matteo's accident that Luna finally sees the video and quickly feels remorseful for the role she played before.
    Luna: You guys, Matteo was right. He was telling me the truth.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Delfi is this to Pedro whenever he is around Ada.
  • Crying Wolf: Simón initially accuses Mateo of this, when he tries to explain that the kiss with Emilia was stolen and that she had set him up to paint him as the 'bad guy'. Since Matteo was a bigger jerk in the past to Simón, it's no wonder why he becomes easily angry for supposedly hurting once again his best friend, his ex-girlfriend, and calling him a "bad liar".
  • Easily Forgiven: After Ramiro states how sorry he is for betraying his friends for the Red Sharks, Luna, Simon, Matteo and the others, after some debate, immediately forgive and forget everything he has done to them. On the other hand, Yam, his ex-girlfriend, does not easily forget.
  • Enemy Mine: Ámbar's first act as general manager of Jam & Roller is hosting an Open Music in which she forces both Jam & Roller and Red Sharks to work together, despite both parties being completely against it.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Michel is seemingly unhappy when he sees Luna and Matteo together during the Roller Jam party.
  • Hypocrite: Yam, still mad at Ramiro for joining the Red Sharks, accuses him of being this as she announces that she won't be able to participate in a skating casting due to an audition for her to enter an academy is pushed back the very same day as the former event. When Ramiro intervenes, asking her to think about her friends and how this will affect them, she has to angrily remind him that he thought of no one when he betrayed his team.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Almost all the major antagonists go through this in the final season: Ámbar, Rey, Maggie, Benicio, Emilia, and Sharon (though Sharon's comes too late to save her eyesight). Only Gary leaves still a heel.
    • 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.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Gary scolds the Red Sharks team for not being professional enough when the crowd chose to watch Jam & Roller's outdoor performance over theirs as they were earlier banned from attending the competition, stating that while the latter team worked hard in promoting themselves, the Red Sharks, unlike their rivals, didn't do anything that could even boost their stardom as they were completely busy trying to constantly sabotage them, although it's partly Gary's fault for not allowing the Roller team inside. They, however, do not take this well, believing that Luna and her friends planned all of this as revenge, even though the Roller team only wanted to skate for fun as it is what they do the most while the Red Sharks only think that winning is more important.
    Gary: Never...never have I ever seen how unprofessional you were. The Red Shark festival's failure is all your responsibility!
    Ambar: What? Our responsibility? We couldn't even get to skate, Gary! Everything is the Roller's team fault as usual!
    Gary: Okay, precisely, precisely that, all right? Your bad image on social media's so bad that I'm not surprised anyone wanted to see you!
    Benicio: What is wrong with you, Gary? What are you talking about?
    Gary: Look Benicio, first of all, you lower the tone of your voice! And instead of posting videos of kisses and couples, you could've posted skating videos! That way, you could earn fans and popularity, but you didn't.
    Ambar: Did I or didn't I tell you, Benicio?
    Gary: I really thought for a second that you were interested in becoming a great team.
    Ambar: But we obviously are interested.
    Emilia: You and Juliana saw us training hardly for hours.
    Juliana: Yeah, I agree with that. It was initially hard for you, but then you improved a lot.
    Gary: Then how can you explain this mess to me?
    Ambar: Well, I don't know. Can you, Gary? As far as I know, it's not just the four of us that we're part of the Red Sharks.
    Gary: Okay, okay. I'm guilty, then.
    Ambar: Yeah?
    Gary: Fine. Guilty and held responsible for believing in you, for trusting you, for supporting you and protecting you all of the time! Look, I wanted to make you a great team, hmm? I even made sure of taking out the competition.
    Juliana: Which was actually your mistake. Gary, the Roller team skated outside because you wouldn't allow them in. If you would, then the Red Shark Festival would've been successful.
    Ambar: Okay, for the first time in my life, I agree with Juliana. Gary, own up to your mistakes.
    Gary: I didn't come here to debate whose fault is it. I just wanted to inform you about what happened and it was...a mess. And this will bring very serious consequences for the team.
    Ramiro: What do you mean "consequences"?
    • When Luna confronts Emilia about setting Matteo up to turn her against him, she says it's her fault that he fell off the mansion's gates while trying to provide her the solid evidence. However, Emilia fights back and states that the accident is actually Luna's fault because she didn't trust tim, nor did she want to listen to him. Emilia's words hit Luna very hard that she guilts herself for Matteo's accident, even though Simón and her friends keep suggesting otherwise that Emilia is the only one to blame, claiming that there was no possible way for Luna to find out ealier about the scheme.
    Emilia: What's up, Luna? Are you skating?
    Luna: It's not your concern.
    Emilia: You're really continuing to surprise me. I mean, by knowing you I thought that you'd be at least worried about your boyfriend is he, anyway? Did he fully recover?
    Luna: What's your deal, huh?
    Emilia: Well, I heard he fell off because of you. Poor you, I can tell how awful you're feeling right now. I simply don't understand, Luna. He didn't deserve that you treat him like that.
    Luna: Let me tell you something, okay? This is all your fault. What's so funny? You played with his feelings. And not just his, you also played with everyone's feelings, Emilia.
    Emilia: You have no idea.
    Luna: No idea? I saw the video. The video with the kiss. It was stolen and he never actually kissed you. Emilia, you hurt him real bad.
    Emilia: I hurt him?
    Luna: Yeah, you.
    Emilia: I didn't listen to him? Answer me, Luna. I didn't believe him? I refused to trust him? Make no mistake. Matteo fell off because of you. You were the one who didn't believe him, not me or anyone else. And you know what? I'm very sure that the fact of him knowing you didn't trust him, was far more painful than the fall itself.
  • Kick the Dog: Gary intimidating and belittling Eric for being an "incompetent" employee.
  • Last Episode Theme Reprise: The cast version of Alas plays over the series finale's last moments before the credits.
  • Oh, Crap!: Gary has two when his plan to have his cousin pretend to be him in front of Ana goes awry and later on when she tells him she knows he lied about his identity.
  • Poor Communication Kills: Three cases.
    • When the Roller was using the rink without Gary's permission to record a video to promote themselves, Gary suddenly showed up at the place by chance because he forgot his cellphone. To try and save them from punishment, Nina and Nico make up an alibi about the reason why the two of them were there at such late hour. Although Gary easily fell for it, he mistakenly assumed that Nina and Nico were a couple. Later on, Eric assumes this as well after overhearing Gary and Nico talk about it, causing the angered Eric to start avoiding Nina as a result. Nico later clarifies the misunderstanding to Eric.
    • Emilia forces Matteo to pretend they are a couple in front of Ámbar in exchange for the evidence he needs to prove to Luna that she kissed him and he rejected her, with Matteo saying that he still wants to see Emilia despite dating Luna. However, Ámbar doesn't buy their performance and Emilia refuses to give him the video. The situation is even worsened when Jim accidentally overhears them and she, unaware of the scheme, tells Luna about it, further fueling her distrust on Matteo.
    • Matteo is far from optimistic in getting back with Luna due to her closeness to Michel and in two situations he assumes that they are dating: first, he sees them kissing, but what he didn't see is that Luna rejected him and then, when Michel is showing Luna a wristband he bought as a present for his sister, he gets to the wrong conclusion that it is for Luna when Michel asks her to try it on. Simon later explains everything to Matteo.
  • Sadistic Choice: Rey and Maggie felt very conflicted about helping Sharon with her revenge plot. Because they grew fond of The Valentes and Alfredo.
  • Satellite Love Interest: Michel becomes this to Luna while Matteo distances himself from her, but we don't get to know much more from him as a person, aside from having a sister or sharing a lot of Luna's characteristic traits.
  • Surprisingly Realistic Outcome: Juliana was the Red Sharks' trainer when he helped Jam & Roller sneak into the rink for them to record a video in order to promote themselves. Thus, when Gary found out, he had his right in firing her for crossing a professional line knowing full well about the consequences of her actions.
  • Mistaken for Cheating: Delfi worries that Pedro might have a crush on Ada as she constantly sees them together. However, that isn't actually the case as both of them are co-workers at Jam & Roller.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero:
    • Jazmín accidentally told Benicio about the shooting of the video to revive the Jam & Roller team and uploaded a teaser before it was even uploaded. In turn, her actions almost caused the Red Sharks to sabotage their efforts by locking Luna and Matteo up, then erasing the video from Delfi's computer, although Jazmín herself saved the day through a copy she had of the video.
    • Downplayed and zig-zagged. Emilia and Matteo made Ámbar believe they were a couple as part of a deal Emilia proposed to him so he could obtain the video that would clear his name to Luna. However, Jim accidentally overheard their conversation and, assuming this to be true, tells Luna about it, further worsening her resentment towards him for his supposed closeness to Emilia, although her intentions were good as Luna is her friend and she was completely unaware of the scheme. Nevertheless, Emilia wasn't going to stay true to her word anyway as Ámbar was quick to see through the ruse, meaning that the plan was all for nothing.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain:
    • Gary did not allow Jam & Roller inside the Red Shark festival event only because of the fact that he felt threatened by their talent and feared that their presence might deflect attention from the Red Sharks. However, this fear unpredictably ends up becoming true because of his actions that unwittingly resulted in the Roller team skating outside for fun, without even imagining that they would later gain a lot of spectators.
    • While Maggie and Rey were stealing the mansion's paintings to replace them with fake ones, they were unknowingly recorded with Jazmín's tablet, which she accidentally left behind at the mansion and Maggie failed to realize this earlier. Jazmín later found out about the theft when she recognized Maggie's shoes in the footage, thus causing her cover to be blown to the Valentes.
    • When Gary is finally driven to resign from his position as manager of Jam & Roller, his last action is to hire Ámbar as his replacement, thinking it a parting shot of revenge since Ámbar and the Roller team don't get along. Instead, the extra responsibility on Ámbar's shoulders, coupled with the fact that she was already sick of how Gary ran things, actually accelerates her Heel–Face Turn, leading to her reconciliation with Luna, to her ditching Emilia and Benicio, and to her rejoining the Roller Team (and, although Gary was unaware any of any of these events, to her rejecting Sharon's plans and embracing the Valentes as family).
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Gary not only fires Juliana for helping Jam & Roller use the rink unnoticed, but also goes as far as to threaten to have her training license revoked by the skating federation.
  • Put on a Bus:
    • Tino, Cato and Amanda. Their absence is justified by Monica who reveals that Cato and Amanda, now married, are currently on their honeymoon, with Tino tagging along as he did not want to end up alone. In addition, the couple is hardly trying to find Tino a girlfriend in order to burden him off their shoulders.
    • Mora, Nina's mom's friend, who has less to no relevance in the plot, leaves for Milan at the beginning of the season.
    • Juliana returns to Brazil after Gary fires her once again as coach of the Red Sharks.
    • Nico leaves for New York with Ada, with whom he has started a relationship, after she was accepted a scholarship for a prestigious singing school.
    • Gary leaves Buenos Aires following the disbandment of the Red Sharks, replacing himself with Ámbar as Jam & Roller's new manager.
    • Emma returns to her country sooner than expected since her sister is to give birth to a daughter and she wants to be there to witness this special occasion.
    • Michel flies to Italy after an opportunity has arisen for him to study there.
  • Promotion to Opening Titles: Emilia, Benicio and Gary, given Jam & Roller's loss at Roda Fest in the second season finale, which is the catalyst of events of the third season's first half.
  • Reformed, but Rejected: While most of the Roller gang quickly forgive Ramiro for his previous betrayal of joining the Red Sharks, Yam, his ex-girlfriend, is the only one of said party doesn't want to either see or talk to him. Everytime he approaches Yam, he is only met with harsh responses from her.
  • Running Gag: Nina and Eric getting interrupted whenever they are trying to kiss, causing them to awkwardly back off.
  • Then Let Me Be Evil: Ramiro has this as he feels completely shunned by his friends after changing from the Roller team to the Red Sharks, making him revert to his egotistical competitive personality from the first season.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: The Jam & Roller gang give one to Ramiro for choosing the Red Sharks team over them, but also for ratting them out to Gary by recording a video of them using the rink without his permission and showing it to Ambar and Emilia, something that consequently costs Ramiro his friendships with them. Later on, he genuinely comes to regret his actions after the Red Sharks's disbandment and is allowed back to his true team after some hesitation.
  • You Have GOT to Be Kidding Me!: The Roller gang's response at Gary's proposal of them joining the Red Sharks. Justified. Given Gary's previous unfair mistreatment towards them, they were in their right to outright reject him.