Best Degrassi Characters

The Top Ten
1 Adam Torres

Adam taught all audiences an important story line and even though the main aspect of the character that degrassi brang out he was also kind, helping Claire with her cancer was one thing, he saw the good in people and always managed to put on a smile. Even his death brought out an important story line, texting and driving, teaching teenagers all over the world not to text and drive. Adam Torres death was heartbreaking and we'll never say goodbye to Adam Torres.

Wa I'm so sad I can't believe he died! PS Jordan played my fave character from Life with Derek- Lizzie!

The only trans character

Hated it when he died

2 Spinner Mason Spinner Mason is a character in the TV show "Degrassi: The Next Generation." He starts as a class clown and becomes more responsible and mature as he faces challenges related to relationships and personal growth. Spinner's journey through high school showcases his evolution from a troublemaker to a more thoughtful and compassionate individual.

Spinner went through so much and in the end came out on top. He messed up big time by getting Jimmy shot and fixed his life afterwards. Dude has paid his dues.

Talk about bad luck. I mean- this guy was literally a walking pile of doom by the end of the show but he was still always one of my favourites no matter what he did (a lot...) because he by far had the most growth out of most of the boys in the original cast. Also, look at that face. He was adorable. One bad thing though: Don't lie to me, teenagers can not have skin as good as his. It hurts :(

Dude spinner is the best. He had to go through so much and he ended up being the sweetest guy in the whole show. I love you spinner.

An icon who has developed so much!

3 Eli Goldsworthy

His personal character storyline was the best. Not to mention the accuracy of his journey through finding out about his bipolar disorder.

He is hands down the best character. He is The reason I started watching the show and the reason I stopped (because he left)

Eli has made mistakes but at the end of the road he is a really good person.

4 Sav Bhandari
5 Anya Macpherson Anya Macpherson is a character in the TV show "Degrassi: The Next Generation." She starts as a sheltered student but experiences personal growth as she navigates complex issues such as family dynamics, relationships, and body image. Anya's character development highlights the show's commitment to addressing the diverse challenges faced by teenagers.

I love Anya so much she's amazing.

She an good person

6 Ellie Nash Ellie Nash, portrayed by Stacey Farber, is a character in the TV show "Degrassi: The Next Generation." She is a complex character dealing with challenges like self-harm, family issues, and her passion for journalism. Ellie's character development and friendships provide insight into the struggles faced by teenagers and the power of resilience.

Ellie had so much depth on the show. Unlike other characters, she never got things handed to her. She worked her ass off for everything!

She just rocks!

7 Holly J. Sinclair

Holly J was the best! Most entertaining character and so well played by wonderful Charlotte Arnold! She was one of the only reasons I watched Degrassi! Love Holly J!

She's the queen bee and always will be! Charlett Arnold did a great job playing the role of the dreaded terrifying but yet loving Holly J Sinclaire

Holly J I loved her

Love her so much!

8 Marco Del Rossi
9 Campbell Saunders

He is so adorable and innocent. He has a cute puppy dog eyed face. His shyness and gentleman-like qualities is what makes him to die for.

I didn't vote for him but he is tied for my favorite character. I will always love him.

Was around for the shortest amount of time, yet made the biggest impression.

He's so lovable and sweet. He was around for a small amount of time, but left the biggest impression on degrassi. They need to bring him back:(

10 Maya Matlin Maya Matlin is a character in the TV show "Degrassi: The Next Generation." She is known for her musical talent, creativity, and emotional depth. Maya's struggles with mental health issues, including depression, provide a realistic and empathetic portrayal of the challenges faced by young people. Her character contributes to the show's commitment to addressing relevant and sensitive topics.

I used to love her. Then I was sympathetic with her. But, after that summer in Paris I hated her. Then I hated her slightly less. Now... I still hate her. She is my least favorite Disney character. She told her best friend secret. He got mad at Zoe for kissing my will but ended up dating him in the eye he got mad at Zoe for kissing Miles ( purposely ruined their relationship, tried making Miles jealous and stuff and tried making Zoë look like the villain when in reality the villain was Maya) but ended up dating him in the end.

She's fabulous. She should be number one. She's been through a lot which have alllowed her to develop her personality. For instance her sudicidal boyfriend( we miss you cam� - ), being in fights with friends, being cyber bullied, esme drama, and committing suicide herself. I don't know why people give her a hard time. But they shouldn't because maya is one of the best Degrassi characters I have seen in a long time

I really like her, and she's been through a lot. I do not ship her with Zig though, that relationship is a train wreck.

I don't know why but I like her so much, especially when she got depression then her storyline was really great.

The Contenders
11 Tristan Milligan Tristan Milligan is a character in the TV show "Degrassi: Next Class." He is a confident and openly gay student who faces challenges related to identity, relationships, and personal growth. Tristan's character provides representation for LGBTQ+ experiences and highlights the importance of acceptance and understanding among peers.

That picture isn't of Tristan Milligan.

He is SO funny and cute!

He's been a jerk lately...

12 Jane Vaughn Jane Vaughn, portrayed by Paula Brancati, is a character in the TV show "Degrassi: The Next Generation." She is a competitive athlete with a passion for soccer. Jane's character confronts issues such as sexism, relationships, and personal ambition, showcasing the show's commitment to addressing both social issues and the triumphs of young women.

Jane is perfection. She's tough yet sweet at the same time.

13 J.T. Yorke J.T. Yorke, portrayed by Ryan Cooley, is a character in the TV show "Degrassi: The Next Generation." He is a comedic and charismatic student who faces challenges such as relationships, peer pressure, and bullying. J.T.'s character provides relatable insights into the ups and downs of teenage life, and his storylines address serious issues with a blend of humor and empathy.

J.T. is the best character by far on the show. I still can not get over his death and I rewatch his scenes all the time. He was the funniest, sweetest guy there was and he did not deserve what happened to him in even the slightest way. The guy who killed him should be locked up for life and Johnny should be too.

Excuse me it is #notokay that he is only 19th. Like he was hilarious like. Hey Liberty Girlfriend. And so cute and he never did no wrong. I don't remeber which episode this was but when he was making the skeleton dinosaurs hump and just him with liberty or manny his friendship with toby his wet dream and so on he was the best.

Everyone knows that J.T.'s death is the most saddest moment in Degrassi history.

He's the best. He needs to be in the top 3.

14 Jimmy Brooks

Jimmy is the best

15 Fiona Coyne Fiona Coyne, portrayed by Annie Clark, is a character in the TV show "Degrassi: The Next Generation." She is a wealthy and fashionable student dealing with family conflicts, substance abuse, and self-discovery. Fiona's character journey emphasizes personal growth, resilience, and the complexities of adolescence within the context of privilege.

Undoubtedly the best character on the show, she's had so much character growth from the snobby rich girl to the down to earth friendly girl she is now, and how can anyone not flail at her and Immogen's relationship?!

The best! I love the story about how she seems to have it all, but doesn't

I really think it should be jenna or K.C. what happend to the best couple
EVER so if you can add K.C. and jenna

16 Drew Torres Drew Torres, portrayed by Luke Bilyk, is a character in the TV show "Degrassi: The Next Generation." He is known for his athleticism, leadership, and relationships. Drew's character development involves navigating the complexities of high school relationships, family dynamics, and personal growth, contributing to the show's exploration of teen experiences.

Good guy in the end

17 Declan Coyne Declan Coyne, portrayed by Landon Liboiron, is a character in the TV show "Degrassi: The Next Generation." He is Fiona Coyne's twin brother and is known for his charm and privileged upbringing. Declan's relationships and personal struggles add depth to his character, contributing to the show's exploration of privilege, identity, and family dynamics.

I'm not going to lie, he's adorable. He tried to buy love but besides that, he was great. and such a good match for Holly

18 Ashley Kerwin Ashley Kerwin, played by Melissa McIntyre, is a complex character in "Degrassi: The Next Generation." Her storylines focus on themes such as identity, family dynamics, and mental health. She starts as a popular and ambitious student but experiences a fall from grace that serves as a major turning point in her character development. Ashley is also a musician and her musical journey is explored in various episodes.

Ashley is awesome! Love her

19 Manny Santos Manny Santos, portrayed by Cassie Steele, is a character in the TV show "Degrassi: The Next Generation." She is known for her passion for acting, evolving from a sweet teenager to a confident and independent young woman. Manny's storylines address issues such as teen pregnancy and self-discovery, contributing to the show's exploration of relatable experiences.

Ummm how is Manny at #20? She should be in the top five at least! She had the most growth out of any character on the show ever! And she was a great loyal friend! She became a pretty cool person in the end and I mean who can for get her famous "coocoo bananas" lines! She's defintley the best for me. Spiner would be my fave male! He grew a lot too! And they were both hilarious!

How is she not higher? Manny is the best character by far and shows so much character development over nine seasons. Love her!

She is just awesome!

Very cool and cute

20 Clare Edwards Clare Edwards is Darcy's younger sister, portrayed by Aislinn Paul in "Degrassi: The Next Generation." Clare is an intelligent, sensitive, and somewhat naive individual. Over the seasons, her character navigates the complexities of teenage life, including relationships, family troubles, and even a cancer diagnosis. She serves as a foil to her sister Darcy, exhibiting a different set of struggles and virtues.

She's been through so much. She had a suicidal sister, her parents got divorced, she had cancer, and then got pregnant, then she lost the baby. Say what you want, but she is the strongest female character Degrassi's ever had.

21 Zig Novak Zig Novak is a character in the TV show "Degrassi: The Next Generation." He starts as a troubled and misunderstood student but gradually matures and finds his place within the group of friends. Zig's journey involves overcoming challenges, including gang involvement and romantic entanglements, showcasing the show's focus on personal growth and resilience.
22 Paige Michalchuk Paige Michalchuk, portrayed by Lauren Collins, is a pivotal character in "Degrassi: The Next Generation." Initially introduced as a self-assured and somewhat manipulative individual, Paige undergoes significant character development throughout the show. She confronts challenges ranging from academic struggles to navigating complex relationships. Paige also serves as a representation of LGBTQ+ characters, eventually coming out as bisexual.

Why is she not in top 10 she is one of the definitive Degrassi characters! Vote for Paige HUN!

Funny and pretty. Also good storylines

23 Emma Nelson Emma Nelson is a fictional character from the Canadian television drama series "Degrassi: The Next Generation," portrayed by Miriam McDonald. She serves as one of the show's central characters, first appearing in the pilot episode "Mother and Child Reunion." Throughout the series, Emma grapples with a variety of teenage issues such as friendship, romance, and social activism. She is known for her strong convictions, often taking a moralistic stance on different topics.
24 Miles Hollingsworth III Miles Hollingsworth III is a character in the TV show "Degrassi: The Next Generation." He is a wealthy and privileged student who undergoes significant character development as he navigates his sexuality and relationships. Miles' growth from a troubled youth to a more self-aware individual contributes to the show's exploration of complex teenage experiences.

Miles is my best friend but I love Tristan so much miles should not have tristan miles is nice but Tristan is mine.

He is awesome and he would be president he will be a good president and he is nice and the best.

Miles is awesome

25 Darcy Edwards Darcy Edwards, played by Shenae Grimes, is a character introduced in the fourth season of "Degrassi: The Next Generation." She starts off as a devout Christian and cheerleader but faces several hardships that shake her faith and alter her personality. Darcy confronts issues related to sexual assault, self-harm, and the complexities of growing up.
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