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  • Acting for Two/ Playing Their Own Twin: Candelaria Molfese plays twin sisters Eva and Ada.
  • Actor Allusion:
    • Gaston Vietto (Pedro) has portrayed a member of a band of three before in Peter Punk.
    • Matteo's family travels a lot and he never had the chance to make any steady friends before settling down in Buenos Aires. This is exactly what happens to the titular character in Violetta, the series that made Ruggero Pasquarelli a star.
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    • Eva has a sort of Granola Girl personality, similar to Camila, Candelaria Molfese's character in Violetta. She is also vegetarian, as is her actress.
  • Ascended Fanon: The Portmanteau Couple Name Lutteo for Luna and Matteo became popular in the fandom during the run of the first season. In season 2, several characters used it.
  • Casting Gag: When Matteo asks Ada (or is it Eva?) "Have we met?", her response is "Maybe in a past life." Ruggero Pasquarelli and Candelaria Molfese are a couple in real life; they met on the set of Violetta and that is where their relationship started.
  • Celebrity Paradox: The series exists within the same universe as Violetta. A large number of the main characters are played by actors who also appeared in the latter. This effectively produces a whole lot of Identical Stranger pairs.
    • Olga appears in a season 1 episode and interacts with Amanda (who is revealed to be her cousin), Tino and Cato. It's funny how she never notices how much the latter two look like Marotti and Rafa Palmer.
    • Violetta herself, Martina Stoessel, appears halfway through the second season. Whether she is appearing as herself or her character is not clear.Lengthy explanation (Spoilers for "Tini: The New Life of Violetta") 
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    • Jandino appears in the third season as Eric, Nina's new love interest. In BIA, where Katja Martinez reprises her role as Jazmín, he appears as himself. It is never acknowledged in any way that she has met his doppelganger.
  • Dawson Casting: The only young cast member who doesn't fall into this trope is Karol Sevilla, who is the same age as Luna throughout the series. The only other actress who is actually a teenager at the start of the series is Valentina Zenere (Ámbar), who is two years older than her character.
    • Notably, Ruggero Pasquarelli (Matteo) is 6 years older than Karol Sevilla, (while their characters are only a year apart) and two years older than Michael Ronda (Simón). Simón is older than Matteo, being out of school already, while Matteo graduates in season 2.
    • Simón, Nico and Pedro might be an exception - their exact ages are unknown; all we know is they are young adults, probably somewhere between 19 - 25.
  • Dye Hard: Karol Sevilla's hair gets progressively lighter every season, going from her natural dark brown to almost completely blonde.
  • Fake Nationality: Subverted. Every actor from the Multinational Team plays their own nationality.
    • It takes Fridge Logic to realise that the only subversion is, in fact, the title character. Luna grew up in Mexico after being adopted by Monica and Miguel, but she was, in fact, born to Argentinian Lili and Berni Benson. She is portrayed by Mexican Karol Sevilla.
  • I Want You to Meet an Old Friend of Mine: Many actors who previously appeared on Violetta were also cast in Soy Luna:
    • Ruggero Pasquarelli as Matteo, Rodrigo Pedreira as Ray, German Tripel and Diego Alcala as Cato and Tino, and Ezequiel Rodriguez as Ricardo are main characters featured in the opening credits.
    • Mirta Wons reprises her role as Olga in one episode, establishing that the two series take place in the same universe.
    • Samuel Nascimento makes two one-shot appearances as Santi Owen in seasons 1 and 2.
    • Candelaria Molfese, who is also Ruggero's girlfriend, has an arc in season 2 as twin sisters Eva and Ada.
    • Retroactive Recognition: Caro Ibarra, who plays Nina's mother on Soy Luna, had a small appearance in the beginning of Violetta as an applicant for the job of Violetta's governess.
    • Outside of Violetta, Caro Ibarra was also a personality on the Zapping Zone block on Disney Latinoamerica. Appearing alongside her were Dani Martins, who appeared as a host of the competition halfway through season one, and Diego Alcala (Cato). All three of them, along with Santiago Stieben (Arcade) also participated in... the Argentine dub of Fish Hooks.
  • No Export for You: Probably because of how badly the English dub of Violetta was received, Soy Luna was never dubbed into English. The series is very popular in Latin America, Italy, France and Germany, though.
    • No Dub for You / Late Export for You: In the United States, the show was going to be shown on the Spanish-language network UniMás in 2017, only to be taken off schedule. The first season was eventually shown on the network in 2018, and then later made available on Disney+ in Spanish with English subtitles.
  • No Stunt Double: All the actors did their own skating in the series. They went through intensive skating training before shooting began for this exact reason.
  • Portmanteau Couple Name: The best- known example is Lutteo (Luna/ Matteo), with Gastina (Gaston/ Nina) and Simbar (Simón/ Ámbar) as close seconds.
    • The first season also includes Lumón (Luna/ Simón), Yamiro, Pelfi (Pedro/ Delfi), and Jico (Jim/ Nico).
  • Real Life Writes the Plot: After Agustin Bernasconi (Gaston) decided to focus on his music with duet partner Maxi Espindola, Gaston was Put on a Bus, the in-universe explanation being that he has left to study at Oxford University.
  • Retroactive Recognition: One of the employees at the nursing home where Roberto lived his last years is Paula Gutierrez.
  • Stunt Casting: This is partially the reason Ruggero Pasquarelli was cast in the lead role after becoming a fan favourite on Violetta. He is the only cast member who didn't have to audition for the series.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • The series was first supposed to revolve around ice skating, but the creators thought it would be better if the characters used it as a means of transport outside of the rink, causing the switch to roller skating.
    • Valentina Zenere auditioned for both Ámbar and Delfi. She got the former part.
    • Thelma Fardin auditioned for Ámbar as well. She was later given a minor role as Matteo's cousin Flor.
  • The Wiki Rule: Here.
  • Written by Cast Member: Some of the songs for season 3 were written by cast members:
    • Ruggero Pasquarelli wrote the songs "Alla Voy" and "Esta Noche No Paro" for his character to perform.
    • Jandino wrote "Quiero Verte Sonreir" and "Mi Corazon Hace Wow Wow", and he performs the latter in the series.
    • Gaston Vietto wrote his character's solo "Decirte Lo Que Siento".

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