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Zoe Thomson
Background information
Feature films
Television programs The Secondary School Choir
Video games
Books and Comics
Park attractions
Portrayed by
Portrayed by Zoe Tria

Presley Smith(3-year-old, Zero Effect)

Xia Vigor(10-year-old, Italian Food)

Animators
Voice
Performance model
Designer
Inspiration Rachel Berry(Glee)

Eleven(Stranger Things)

Matilda Wormwood(Matilda)

Honors and awards
Character information
Full name Zoe Isabelle Thomson-Cheng
Other names Mei Mei(by Blake and Brad)

Jie Jie(by Kenneth)

Personality Kind, Caring, Moody, Immature, Playful, Funny, Friendly, Outgoing, Smart, Shy, Confident, Tomboy, Harsh
Appearance Dark Brown Hair, Brown Eyes, Fair Skin With Slight Tan
Birthday February 27 2006
Occupation Student
Alignment Good
Affiliations
St. John Secondary School Choir

New Hope Choir

Goal
Home Manchester, England(birthplace, formerly)

Georgetown, West Midlands, England(currently)

Relatives Joseph Thomson(father)

Anne Cheng(mother)

Blake Thomson(older brother)

Brad Thomson(older brpther)

Kenneth Thomson(younger brother)

Pets
Allies Reece Brown

Troy Mitchell

George Smith

Jenny Tran

Kandace Chan

Raphael Lau

Yuto Yoshida

Sheryl Lau

Aidan Harney

Minions
Enemies Annika O'Niell
Likes Singing, Football, Apples, Frisbee, Oasis, A Series of Unfortunate Events, History, Alexander Graham Bell, Frida Kahlo, Pablo Picasso, Horrible Histories, Ben 10
Dislikes Roller Coasters, Annika's Insults, the song PPAP, Spice Girls, Teletubbies, 'Stupid' Selfies, Boy Bands, K POP, Cruise Ships, Balloons, Princesses
Powers and abilities Telekinesis
Weapons
Fate
Quote

Zoe Isabelle Thomson-Cheng(Chinese: 程 生活 Pinyin: Chéng Shēng Huó) is the main protagonist of The Secondary School Choir. She is 13-years-old in Year 7 and sings Alto and is later choir director.

Appearance

She is shown to have medium length dark brown hair with slightly curly bangs moved to the left(her right), large brown eyes and fair skin with a slight tan. She wears a red polo shirt, black jeans and white shoes. In colder times such as 'Not So Summer,' she wears an unzipped grey and light blue hoodie. She always wears red wire-framed glasses but takes them off when she sleeps. Her sleepwear consists of the same shirt she wears everyday and white shorts. She stands on 5 ft. 1 and is of average weight. She and Kenneth have larger eyes than their older brothers. In 'Trip To Singapore,' she wears a blue and grey zip up hoodie over her everyday wear. In 'Takedown,' 'Bad Luck' and 'The School Games,' she wears a blue and white football uniform. In 'Merry Christmas' and 'Reindeer,' she wears a red short-sleeved shirt over a white long-sleeved shirt. In 'Zero Effect' when she turned into a 3-year-old, she has medium length blonde hair with straight cut bangs tied in bunches/twin tails/pig tails and she wears the same outfit as her everyday wear. In 'Italian Food' when she turned into a 10-year-old, she has longer dark brown hair tied in a low pony tail and she appears shorter. Though she still wears the same clothes. In 'New Year,' she wears a red and gold Cheongsam mini dress, black short leggings and her everyday shoes. She also wears a green hair clip with a pink blossom on the left side(her right) of her hair. In 'Totally New Hope Choir,' she wears a blue, red and white rolled sleeved plaid button-up shirt and her everyday jeans and shoes. She is dressed as Eleven from Stranger Things. In 'The Award,' she wears a blue rolled sleeved denim jacket over a white shirt and her everyday jeans and shoes. In 'Potato Crisps,' she grew about an inch(about 5 ft. 2). In 'This Isn't Over,' she briefly wears a blue denim jacket over a white shirt. Later(this will be the outfit she'll wear in the rest of the series), she wears a rolled sleeved red and black flannel dress shirt.

Personality

At first she is shy and gets nervous easily. Mostly around George who has a crush on her. Later in the series, she develops confidence around her new friends. She is kind and caring as shown when she shows concern to her brothers even though she is the second youngest. She is also immature and playful and has a good sense of humour. She is described as a prodigy as shown when she takes notes and passes every exam which causes her to be a victim of Annika's bullying. She is also described as a tomboy because she grows up with a lot of brothers. Zoe doesn't enjoy Spice Girls because of their influence as of 'The Power of an Alto.' Also she doesn't like it when her brother, Brad or her friend George get sick because they have cystic fibrosis and because the series takes place during the COVID 19 outbreak. Zoe can be harsh at times as of 'Getting Creeped.' In the 'Trip To Singapore' special, she tends to mock girly girls because she is a tomboy. She also enjoys getting dirty but it is only sometimes. In 'Zero Effect,' she tends to talk in full sentences even as a 3-year-old. She is also too smart because she is a prodigy. Even as a prodigy, she still doesn't know how to read or understand Korean due to her hate about K POP. Like most siblings, she deeply cares about her siblings as shown in 'Uh Oh' where she and Brad are shown hugging Blake. According to Ms. Jackson, she is pretty and nice and not adorable. She can also be suspicious. According to Reece, she is not a mean girl but a kind, sweet, honest and loving person which is why she is in the choir. Even as a genius, she still cannot pronounce Llanfair­pwllgwyngyll­gogery­chwyrn­drobwll­llan­tysilio­gogo­goch.

Etymology

Her first name, Zoe means "life" in Greek. From early times it was adopted by Hellenized Jews as a translation of EVE. It was borne by two early Christian saints, one martyred under Emperor Hadrian, the other martyred under Diocletian. The name was common in the Byzantine Empire, being borne by a ruling empress of the 11th century.

Her middle name, Isabelle  is an English baby name. In English the meaning of the name Isabelle is: My God is bountiful;God of plenty.

Her Chinese name, 程 生活(Pinyin: Chéng Shēng Huó) literally means life(生活) to reflect her English first name, Zoe.

Her last name, Thomson is named after a new Singaporean train line, Thomson East Coast line which sounds British.

Abilities

Zoe is an alto in the choir as she is described as having an angelic voice. She is also good at football and Frisbee. She is shown to have telekinesis and the power to stop time as of 'Stuck In Time.' She is also good in art and inventing like her father. In 'Playing Computer Games,' she is good at coding and she can make visual novels. Zoe can also draw using her powers. She can also speak Chinese because of her Chinese heritage. She also has the ability to speak Spanish. Even as a 3-year-old, she still has the ability to invent. She is also into gaming a of 'Game Time.' In 'The Volcano,' she is able to swim and breathe underwater.

Trivia

  • Zoe is right-handed as shown when she holds her chopsticks or pencil but sometimes, she can be shown left-handed which makes her ambidextrous
  • Zoe speaks in a Birmingham accent like Kenneth and Brad
  • Zoe is of Nordic, German, Irish, French, Greek and British descent on her father's side and Chinese(Hong Kong) on her mother's side in order to show British history in the series
    • However, it is unknown what Nordic country she has descended from but because her ethnicity is to portray English history, it might be possible if she is of Swedish or Norwegian descent because of the viking raid of England
    • She is of German descent because the Saxons are German and how in both World Wars, the German Reich(WW1) and Nazi Germany(WW2) invaded the UK
    • She is of Irish descent because of how the British didn't help the Irish during the famine
    • She is of French descent because the British started the 100 years war
    • She is of Greek descent because Blake's actor, Blake Richardson is of Greek descent
    • She is of Chinese(Hong Kong) descent because of the opium wars and how the British took Hong Kong during that time before returning it to China in 1997
    • Originally she was going to be of Spanish descent to show the War Against Spain but it was cut for unknown reasons
  • Zoe doesn't enjoy the PPAP song because it's annoying and she doesn't like Teletubbies
  • Zoe having telekinesis might be inspired by Eleven from Stranger Things or Matilda from the book Matilda
  • Zoe's favourite book series is Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events and her favourite books are the Reptile Room and the Austere Academy
  • Zoe's favourite inventor is Alexander Graham Bell and her favorite scientist is Marie Curie
  • Zoe Tria is Filipina and is faking a British accent the entire time because she picked it up from her teachers who are also British
  • As of 'Trip To Singapore,' her favourite series is Horrible Histories, but there are more things about her revealed in the special such as:
    • Also in that series, she struggles drawing fat people since it is not her thing
    • Blake revealed that Zoe used to have liver disease in that special which causes her to be embarrassed because she is usually healthy
    • Zoe doesn't enjoy boy bands but she likes the Beatles, NSYNC and Backstreet Boys
    • Her favourite artists are Pablo Picasso and Frida Kahlo
    • She can speak Chinese
    • Zoe has dual citizenship, she has British and Hong Kong citizenships
    • She is able to beat jet lag in Doha, Qatar. It is possible because of her powers
  • The main protagonists uses traditional British names, Zoe is actually a Greek name used by 2 early Christian saints and then a popular British name
  • Coincidentally, the main 6(with the exception of Troy and Aiden) are all wearing shirts with the color of the Union Jack(Harvey(blue hoodie over a white shirt), Reece(white shirt), Blake(white shirt), Brad(Blue button-up over a white shirt), George(blue hoodie over a white shirt) and Zoe(red shirt)) which is the flag of the UK
  • The jersey all of the students of St. John Secondary School wear in 'Takedown' has a colour scheme that closely resembles deceased British football player, Jeff Astle
  • Zoe with straight blonde hair as a 3-year-old might be a nod on Brad Simpson when he was younger because he also used to have straight blonde hair
    • However, Zoe Tria used to have long curly hair as a 3-year-old in different hairstyles with the most iconic one being bunches/twin tails/pig tails
  • There is a deleted part in 'New Year' where George states that Zoe should be wearing high heels with her outfit instead of sneakers but Zoe argued that she hates high heels and they look ridiculous on her showing her tomboy side
  • In 'Robots,' her favourite show is revealed to be Ben 10
  • Zoe shares similarities with Gwen Tennyson from Ben 10; she is shown to be smarter and more skillful than the male protagonists but at other times, she shows friendlier bonds with them, mostly her brothers and George
    • However, both George and Zoe started bonding even more in Out Of Nowhere and their relationship is similar to Ben Tennyson and Gwen Tennyson's as they go in immature fights(they aren't shown fighting so it's more like bickering)
    • 'Life Of A Newbie' became the first episode both George and Zoe started fighting aggressively and broke up but made up later
  • In 'Crime In London,' it was revealed that she hates cruise ships because she gets seasick
  • In 'The Briefcase,' she has a fear of balloons
    • Also in 'The Briefcase,' she also likes High School Musical but is not a fan
  • In 'Whatever Happened To A Former Member,' Zoe started having powers when she was 3
  • In 'The Award,' she can't pronounce Llanfair­pwllgwyngyll­gogery­chwyrn­drobwll­llan­tysilio­gogo­goch
  • In 'The Antidote,' she believes that unicorns, fairies, elves, gnomes and anything from bright and happy fairy tale fantasy doesn't exist and she also finds them retarded
    • Also that she also became a total tomboy and slightly Gothic in Year 4 when she was 10 but started to get kinder by the end of Year 5
  • In 'Lunch,' it is revealed that she eats worms
  • In 'Hold The Door,' she doesn't like princesses
  • Zoe is the 2nd youngest in the choir
    • She is about 4 years and 30 days younger than Harvey
    • She is about 3 years, 6 months and 14 days younger than Reece
    • She is about 3 years, 4 months and 25 days younger than Blake
    • James was born on the 30th of April 2002 so Zoe is about 3 years, 9 months and 28 days younger than him
    • Tristan was born on the 15th of August 2002 so Zoe is about 3 years, 6 months and 12 days younger than him
    • Luke was born on the 16th of July 2002 so Zoe is about 3 years, 7 months and 11 days younger than him
    • Calum was born on the 25th of January 2002 so Zoe is about 4 years, 1 month and 2 days younger than him
    • Michael was born on the 20th of November 2001 so Zoe is about 4 years, 3 months and 7 days younger than him
    • Ashton was born on the 7th of July 2001 so Zoe is about 4 years, 7 months and 20 days younger than him
    • Shawn was born on the 8th of August 2002 so Zoe is about 3 years, 6 months and 19 days younger than him
    • She is about 1 year, 6 months and 30 days younger than Brad
    • Connor was born on the 15th of March 2004 so Zoe is about 1 year, 11 months and 12 days younger than him
    • Robert was born on the 1st of December 2003 so Zoe is about 2 years, 2 months and 26 days younger than him
    • She is about 11 months and 18 days younger than George
    • She is about 1 year, 2 months and 10 days older than Aiden
  • As of 'Plant,' she names her turtles after the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles which consists of Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo
  • In 'This Isn't Over,' she is promoted to choir director along with George
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