Kyle XY Character Guide



Kyle XY Character Guide

Kyle Trager

played by Matt Dallas

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Kyle Trager is the protagonist, a teenage boy with no bellybutton and no memory of who he is. His strange case is referred to Nicole Trager, a therapist who takes him home. Kyle must learn to do everyday things like eat and drink, speak, and avoid hurting himself. Season one follows Kyle as he learns about how people live, but nothing of who he is. Season two explains Kyle’s existence, and he begins to discover his purpose. Kyle also discovers, in season 2, that he was created by scientists as an experiment. Throughout the show Kyle has encounters with scientific communities that know of his “special abilities” like Zzyzx, MadaCorp, and Latnok. His experiment name is “781227” or “XY”. He is romantically interested in Amanda Bloom.

Jessi XX

played by Jaimie Alexander

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Jessi XX, the sole survivor of the explosion at Zyzzx. Like Kyle, she emerges from Zyzzx with no memory and no language. But Jessi doesn’t come into the world as an innocent; her first act is one of destruction. When Zyzzx recaptures her and programs her to destroy Kyle, she embarks on that mission like a cold-blooded assassin. Then something happens. After feeling a strong connection with Kyle and a deep attraction to Declan, Jessi begins to act human and exercise free will.

Lori Trager

played by April Matson

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Lori Trager is the teenage daughter of Stephen and Nicole, as well as the older sister of Josh and Kyle. Lori sneaks out to date Declan and gets drunk at parties. She loves Declan, but they have something of an on and off romance, but in the third season she starts dating her father’s TA, Mark. Lori confides in her best friend, Hillary.

Josh Trager

played by Jean-Luc Bilodeau

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Josh Trager is the son of Nicole and Stephen Trager, and the younger brother of Lori and Kyle. Josh is more interested in pornography than school and is devoted to “G-Force” online gaming. He introduces Kyle to basketball. Josh struggles during the first season, first with getting admitted to high school and then with getting out of remedial classes. Josh is a schemer with a mercenary personality and is unintentionally predictive about Kyle. His only love throughout the series is Andy Jensen.

Amanda Bloom

played by Kirsten Prout

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Amanda Bloom is the girl who lives next door to the Tragers. Kyle is drawn to the sound of her piano and immediately falls in love with her. She also feels an attraction to Kyle, but her mother tries to keep them apart. Kyle is afraid that Amanda will not like him the same if she knows of his origins, though she learns about many of his strange ways and abilities. Their romance continues through the series, even though they break up in season 3, but in the last episode, Amanda reveals to Jessi that she will tell Kyle that she wants him back.

Nicole Trager

played by Marguerite MacIntyre

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Nicole Trager is a psychologist who is assigned Kyle as a patient and decides to take him in as foster child. She is married to Stephen Trager, and has two other children: an older daughter named Lori and a son named Josh. Nicole is Kyle’s main source of support and his moral anchor throughout the series.

Stephen Trager

played by Bruce Thomas

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Stephen Trager is Nicole’s husband. He is a well-paid software designer who directs a programming team. Stephen and Nicole are happily married and supportive of the kids.

Declan McDonough

played by Chris Olivero

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Declan McDonough is a spoiled rich kid and high school basketball star. He is the on and off boyfriend of Lori Trager, yet remains in love with her throughout the series. Declan’s best friend is Charlie Tanner. He also becomes very close friends with Kyle, sharing Kyle’s secrets and adventures throughout the series.

Andy Jensen

played by Magda Apanowicz

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Andy Jensen meets Josh when he works at The Rack coffee shop. They had already been online gaming competitors, with ‘andyJ’ always winning their online battles. They meet again at school and quickly become friends, then later become a couple. She was raised by lesbian mothers and has terminal cancer, though Kyle somehow manages to cure her cancer with his “special abilities”.

Tom Foss

played by Nicholas Lea

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Tom Foss is the antagonist in the first season, stalking Kyle in an old red truck. He appears increasingly dangerous as the series progresses and becomes pivotal to Kyle through the second season, but later on in season 2 he tries to help Kyle discover more powers and abilities.

Emily Hollander

played by Leah Cairns

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Emily Hollander works on secret missions for MadaCorp under Ballantine. She does what she is told because she is also being threatened. Therefore she pretends to be Jessi’s sister.

Hillary Shepard

played by Chelan Simmon

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Hillary Shepard is Lori’s best friend, though she frequently fights with Lori. She makes a career decision in season two that has unexpected consequences for all the Trager kids.

Michael Cassidy

played by Hal Ozsan

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Michael Cassidy serves as a director of Latnok. He works with a group of exceptional students doing creative science projects in a special facility, funded by Latnok, at the University of Washington. He is determined to convince Kyle to join Latnok. Only in the very last episode does he reveal that he is Kyle’s half-brother.

Mark Brandt

played by Josh Zuckerman

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Mark Brandt is a student at the University of Washington who Lori meets by accident at The Rack. She finds out too late that he is her father’s teaching assistant. She wants his help with her music, though he offers her more than she asks for. Lori accepts Mark’s offer with some conditions, which makes Declan jealous. Later on, he becomes Lori’s boyfriend.
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