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Trina Riffin
Appearance Trina
Vital statistics
Full Name Katrina Riffin
Aliases Katrina, Sis
Age 16
Gender Female
Hair Color Pink
Race Caucasian
Eye Color Pink
Friends Mina Beff (mixed), Nick Mallory, G'ORB, Mayor Mellow (mixed)
Enemies Corey Riffin, Kon Kujira, Laney Penn, Kin Kujira, Kate Persky, Allie Day, Mayor Mellow (mixed), Mina Beff (mixed), Torbo
Love Interest Gary (formerly), Nick Mallory
Relatives Mr. Riffin (adoptive father), Corey Riffin (biological brother), Cylus Riffin (great, great grandfather), Trina's Goldfish (pet goldfish), Unnamed biological father, Unnamed biological mother
Faction None
Location Peaceville
First Appearance Grojband Pilot
Latest Appearance Hear Us Rock Part 2
Voice Actor Alyson Court

Katrina (Trina) Riffin is the 16-year-old older sister of Corey, and serves as the main antagonist of the show. She is obsessed with destroying Grojband and hates it with a burning passion. She appears to have severe anger-management issues, which Grojband uses to write good lyrics for the song they perform at the end of the vast majority of the episodes. They enrage her big time and she writes about it in her diary. They then steal her diary from her and put her words into lyrics. She is voiced by Alyson Court.

Biography

Concept Biography

Trina angry

Trina is a cruel, stuck up 16 year old girl with anger issues. She holds a deep hatred toward her brother Corey and his band and often tries to goes out of her way to destroy them. She thinks that his band is annoying and nothing more than a waste of garage space that she could be using as her own private bedroom. Outside of her relationship with Grojband, Trina has no friends except for her best friend Mina who she acts very abusive toward. Trina treats Mina like a slave which is mostly out of her anger issues. Trina also has a secret crush on a boy named Nick Mallory. She always tries to make him fall in love with her but she is always failing at this, (mostly related to Corey and the band ruining this for her). Whenever Trina gets angered enough, she takes out her anger by writing in her diary whereas she jets up into the air on a geyser of flames and lava and writes in her diary which causes flames to come out of her pen. This is called Diary Mode. Trina is unaware of the fact that she does this as she forgets it every time she exits diary mode. She is also unaware of the fact that Corey is always stealing her diary and using her diary entries for lyrics, even though he insists that he uses them for inspirational purposes only.

Early Childhood

Baby Trina

Trina and her brother Corey were biologically related brother and sister who were both adopted by a single father. When they were raised, Trina went by her full name "Katrina" and she loved her brother very much. It is unknown when she started going by the name Trina or why she started to hate her brother the way she currently does, but her time of liking her brother was pretty short lived as seen during a flashback in "Indie Road Rager" where she displayed hatred towards Corey even when they were little kids. In "Bee Bop A Loofah", a flashback, showing an earlier time in their life, showed Trina and Corey taking a bath together. Trina was looking at Corey with a smile on her face, until Corey screamed a bunch and splashed a bunch of soapy water at her, making her cry. This could mean that Corey caused Trina to hate her by being obnoxious. It would seem unlikely that Corey was intentionally annoying her because in this flashback, all he was doing was playing a little guitar and singing. In the flashback from Indie Road Rager, it was revealed that Trina had a stuffed animal named "Mr. Mooseface" which she used to keep herself safe while she was sleeping. In the episode "No Strings Attached," a flashback of Trina showed her about the same age she was in Bee Bop A Loofah, where she was seen being very happy and obsessed with toys, like most little girls are. It was revealed that when she was a little girl, she went to the toy store where she was traumatized by some demonic puppets which caused her to develop a fear of puppets that she still has today. Trina was shown to be very happy in these flashbacks.

Pre-Pubescent Years

It's Katrina silly!
It was shown in the episode "Dreamreaver Part 2" that sometime during Trina's pre-teen or early teen years, Trina was actually a very nice girl who went by her full name "Katrina" who wore her hair in braids. No actual flashback of this was seen, nor was the physical form of this girl. What was shown was a visual representation form of her that lived inside of her Dream World. She really loved Corey with all her heart and she was ever so nice and caring to him. Her relationship with Corey was almost the opposite of what it is currently. Corey liked Katrina, but she would sometimes embarrass him by expressing her love for him in front of his friends, or he would get annoyed with her touching him, etc. So during this time, Trina was the nice one and Corey must have hated her. Corey didn't actually express any hatred in this visit with her. It was more of some small anger and negativity, so it's not too likely that Corey actually "hated" Trina the same way she hates him today. Something must have happened to her before she was 16, however, which caused Trina to get rid of this nice personality and become very mean and hateful to Corey. However, so little was explained about Katrina, that it is completely unknown what it was. If it wasn't an event of something traumatic that occurred around this time, then it can be said that it was because she started going through puberty at this time, and her hormone changes are what caused her to start being more trigger happy and hateful of her brother and so she repressed the good side of her personality, explained through a subtle metaphor hidden in Trina's dream world, wherein Katrina was seen as a prisoner, locked in the dark and abandoned prison of Trina's dream world. Without question, it's safe to say that this happened after the hatred for him, developed in her early childhood, so this must have been a temporary phase she went through. It's also excusable that Trina and Corey were about 4 to 6 years old in those earlier flashbacks, in which it is very common for brothers and sisters to get really mad at each other and fight over very small things. Overall, Trina could possibly be going through the same stages of life, all kids go through, but it's affect on her is much stronger and way more powerful than it is with most people.

Teenage Years

COREY GET THE HELL OUT OF MY ROOM!!!!!!!!
Trina's teenage years are what we see of her life now. In the series, Trina is 16 years old and she has some severe anger issues. She absolutely hates Corey with a burning passion and thinks that his band is annoying. She constantly goes out of her way to try and ruin Grojband's reputation, in hopes that it will both make her brother's life miserable, and that it will put and end to his band forever. This hatred of Grojband seems to take up half of her life, with the other half being her crush on Nick Mallory. Trina is in love with this 16-year old hunk and she is always trying to get him to go out with her. They are only friends at the time and Nick is completely oblivious to her love for him. Like Trina going out of her way to ruin Corey's band, Corey constantly goes out of his way to ruin Trina's relationship with Nick. Not for revenge, but because at this point in time, Grojband found out that Trina has a secret diary full of entries that she makes out of the feelings in her life. Trina's vocabulary is very vast and adroit and the things that come out of her anger is very profound and so when Corey sees the stuff in her diary, he gets a blast of inspiration for lyrics for a new song and so Corey and his band intentionally anger her in order to make her freak out and try to calm herself by writing in her diary, which usually puts all of her anger away. This is a process called Diary Mode. Corey doesn't seem to care about Trina at all, as he will do whatever horrible stuff to her that he can, just to get lyrics. Aside from Nick, Trina's only friend is a very obedient girl named Mina who obeys her every command because her potential in life is to be the best friend that anyone could ever ask for to whomever her best friend may be. In this case, Trina. Trina doesn't seem very grateful that she has a friend like her as she treats her loyalty and obedience as though it were slavery and rudely demands her to work very hard to attend to all of her personal needs. She also takes her for granted as she has constantly told Mina that she doesn't like her and doesn't see her as a friend, and sometimes even ended their relationship on several occasions. Overall, Trina hates everyone, except for her school crush, Nick Mallory.

Appearance

Trina 1

Trina is a tall, slim (possibly underweight, with hips slightly too large for her slender frame) teenage girl who has bright, long, pink hair, an upside down raindrop shaped head, a purple head band and thick black eyebrows. She wears braces (sometimes music hurts them), a white t-shirt, a short purple skirt with little pink leggings under it, long white socks and black shoes. She also wears eyeliner.

Personality

Trina Riffin is a very emotional 16 year old girl who mostly has trouble with her anger. Trina is a very sensitive and trigger-happy girl who is always seen yelling and getting mad over little things. She seems to insult, hurt, abuse, satirize, ridicule, and just be mean to everything and everyone around her to take out her anger. She mostly does this to her friend Mina, who she treats like a slave. She forces Mina to do whatever she wants and always treats her like dirt instead of thanking her. Although it may seem as though Trina is mad all the time because there are bad things happening to her, sometimes Trina seems to get mad and be mean even when nothing has happened to her, which is the reason she really has no friends. Trina hates her brother Corey and his band with a burning passion. She is always seen trying to destroy his band and ruin everything for them.

Relationships

Corey Riffin

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The relationship of Corey and Trina

Corey is Trina's younger brother. Trina hates Corey, his band, his music, and everything about them. They have a very bad sibling relationship. Trina is generally extremely rude to Corey and constantly goes out of her way to ruin something good for him. Corey knows that Trina has anger issues and occasionally annoys her because he enjoys making her mad. Also, Corey is always in need of lyrics for a song so he is always tempering with Trina's emotions to make her freak out and go into Diary Mode so they can steal her diary and turn her diary entries into lyrics for their next song. If it wasn't for Trina's rage issues and angst filled diary entries, the band's lyrics wouldn't be any good. Trina is oblivious to how they use her for lyrics and it is unknown if she even remembers her diary modes when they happen. None the less, Corey and Trina have a sibling rivalry of which Corey is on top of.

Kin Kujira

No nerding

Trina hates Kin and all of his stupid "Geekiness." She hates how he's a nerd and how he is a member of her most hated band in the world, Grojband. Like she does with most people, Trina will sometimes make Kin unhappy just for the heck of it. She is annoyed with how much of a nerd he is and she will also destroy his inventions just to annoy him as seen in the episode Ahead Of Our Own Tone as she destroyed his time machine while he was using it by smashing it with a guitar. She is also annoyed with his "nerding" as seen in Smash Up Terby when she pointed to him and told him that he wasn't allowed to "nerd" in her car. Sometimes, she will go out of her way to make Kin's life miserable for no reason. In the episode Grin Reaper, a picture was seen of Trina smashing Kin's ice cream on his head.

Kon Kujira

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Trina Being Nasty to Kon

Trina hates Kon because he's fat, eats way too much food, farts a lot, and is a member of Grojband, yet he is in love with her and thinks she's hot. Trina is disgusted by Kon and treats him like a thing. She always refers to Kon as an "it" as seen in the episodes Smash Up Terby and Hair Today, Kon Tomorrow. However, in the episode Math of Kon, Trina screamed Kon's name before she went into Diary Mode.

Laney Penn

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Trina making Laney unhappy

Trina hates Laney because she is a member of Grojband. Like many other people, Trina thinks that Laney is a boy. Similarly Laney holds the most antagonism towards her out of all the members of Grojband. Unlike Corey, Laney never jokingly taunts Trina to annoy her. Laney gets furious at Trina and shows that she hates her with a burning passion.

Mina Beff

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... Still grabbing her shirt ... talking about Nick

Mina is Trina's best friend and Trina makes Mina do whatever she wants as though she were a slave. Mina tries her best to stay on her good side but in actuality, she gets on Trina's nerves even though what she does is really nice and should make Trina happy. She is always being abused or neglected by Trina and gets treated like a slave by her. No matter how mean Trina is to Mina, Mina will always stay happy throughout all of it. Although Mina is the most loyal friend anyone could ask for, Trina is very ungrateful for her and would gladly get rid of her and replace her as seen in the episode Group Hug. In the same episode, Trina got kidnapped and stolen from Mina and Mina felt very scared and unhappy without Trina and went out of her way to find her using all the power in her will to get her back again. In the episode Hear Us Rock Part 2, Mina finally snapped because she was sick of the way Trina was treating her after she left her to die in the apocalypse, so she stood up to her and took charge, revealing that Mina is more powerful than Trina.

Nick Mallory

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Trina looks at Nick in love

Trina has a crush on Nick Mallory. When he's around her, she gets dreamed-out and love-struck. Trina always goes out of her way to impress Nick Mallory and get him to like her. He seems to be the only person who she is nice to.

The Newmans

Although Trina and The Newmans share the same hatred for Grojband, the two of them never really interact with each other and don't think very much of each other and Trina tends to be pretty indifferent to The Newmans, while The Newmans barely come close to acknowledging Trina's existence. However, Trina is shown to take some minor enjoyment from The Newmans' hatred for Grojband on a few rare occasions. The biggest occasion of this would be in the episode Wish Upon a Jug, Trina wished that The Newmans were the biggest band in the world as a way to spite Corey. The Newmans literally became the biggest band in the world, much to Corey's dismay. Corey then wished that The Newmans would go to the mall, causing them to crush the mall, much to Trina's frustration.

Trina and The Newmans have interacted for very short and indirect periods of time on other occasions. In the episode Creepaway Camp, Trina happily told Grojband who their opponents were as she gestured toward The Newmans. Later, she gave a speech explaining the rules to the two bands and said that whatever loser band wins gets an even lamer trophy. However, she seemed to direct the "loser band" comment more toward Corey in the ending. In the episode Space Jammin', while Carrie was possessed by G'ORB, she read Trina's diary aloud, which struck Trina with shock and sent her into Diary Mode. In the episode Rock the House, she was unhappy that Grojband had beat The Newmans and went into Diary Mode. However, she was way more upset with the fact that Grojband won than she was the The Newmans lost. In the episode Grin Reaper, while Trina was possessed by a happy bracelet, she happily introduced The Newmans on stage. In the episode Kon-Fusion, when Carrie and Mina fumped each other, she told Mina to drop the sibling love.

Quotes

For a list of quotes made by Trina, come here.

Episodes Focusing on Trina

Alter-egos

Trina Riffin has had many alter egos throughout the series which are usually her going in disguise or an inner personality of her's coming out and changing her character entirely.

Trigonometrina

In the episode Math of Kon, Trina was revealed to have a secret alter ego called Trigonometrina. Trigonometrina is expressive of Trina's inner personality of a nerdy, math geek. What Trina did was dress up like a stereotypical nerd and change her hairstyle and clothing and wear big glasses over her face and go by a different name so that nobody would know Trina's secret. She was really good at keeping this secret from everyone and not even Mina or Corey knew about it. Trigonometrina was best friends with Mina and when she interacted with her, she was very nice to her and she would go along with the things she did and not get mad at her like she usually does. At the end of the episode, Corey figured out her secret and revealed to everyone that Trigonometrina was really Trina in front of the entire school. Trina was extremely humiliated by this and she freaked out so much, she went into diary mode and passed out, despite the fact that everyone was cheering for her. Because of the events of this, it's unlikely that Trina still uses this alter ego.

Quincess Trina

In the episode Dreamreaver Part 2, within the confines of Trina's mind, Trina was shown to have a magical dream world where herself was portrayed as a beautiful and beloved, goddess-like queen/princess who rules over all of the dream world named Quincess Trina. This alter ego was never expressed outside of herself, but it was expressive of her aspirations and ambitions of popularity in the world.

Katrina

In the episode Dreamreaver Part 2, Grojband went inside of Trina's mind and found a repressed personality of her's locked away in the prison deep down in her mind. This was a girl named Katrina who served as an inner side of her personality. Katrina was a girl who was treated like a criminal in Trina's dream world. She is a human representative of Trina's nice side of her character which she never lets out. Katrina was a girl who really loved Corey and would be respectful and joyful about everything. She was even respecting Quincess Trina when she locked her in prison as she was seen refraining from escaping even though she could do it whenever she wanted because of her obedience. It wasn't until Corey and the band came along, who made her become more rebellious and escape prison, making her stand against Quincess Trina and Mirage Band as well as aiding Grojband in taking down Quincess Trina's empire. This alter ego, was expressive of Trina's personality from a long time ago. When Trina was younger, she was nicer and went by the name of "Katrina" and she loved her brother and was nice to everyone. Some unexplained event that occurred at some point in her life must have demented her personality and made her become the angry, hateful egomaniac who we know her as today. Trina compressed this nice personality of her's because of this and always unleashed her inner evil to make herself popular. Since then, Katrina has been contained in a dark prison so that she doesn't ruin her popularity.

Stiletto

In the episode Super Zeroes, Trina got extremely angry when she saw that Grojband had become a band of fake superheroes that everyone believed was real. She wanted to prove that their team was fake, so she dressed up as a supervillain named Stiletto and caused a real problem that they would never be able to fix. However, they actually did fix it and they defeated her in the process. The whole time, her identity was kept a secret, but she was so furious when she was defeated, that she burned her costume in a diary mode rage and went back to being Trina again. It is unlikely that she'll ever go back to being this alter ego again.

Gucky the Troll

In the episode A Knight to Remember, Bonkerton Comet switched Trina and Mina's personalities, making Trina a kindhearted, fearful pushover who became Mina's dedicated slave. Trina would stay very quiet and would obey all of Mina's commands as she flawlessly served her hand and foot. Shortly after the personality switch, Trina began cosplaying as a servant of Mina's (or Princess Prettina's) known as "Gucky the Troll". Gucky the troll was a disgusting, creepy, hunchbacked goblin who was basically the same thing as her Mina personality. At the end of the episode, the last flash of the comet happened, turning everyone back to normal again and Trina was extremely humiliated and not to mention, enraged at Mina for what she did to her during the personality switch, so she unleashed a on of fury at her and attacked her with a broom. It is extremely unlikely that she'll ever go back to being this personality again, unless the next occurrence of Bonkerton Comet happens.

Sparklebrain

In the episode Ahead Of Our Own Tone, Trina's mind was taken over by a Blab Tap which gave her complete and total control over everyone else who used it simply by using her mind. She transformed into a villainous cyborg mastermind and she referred to herself as "Sparklebrain" and she ruled over all of Peaceville with an iron fist for a year. She made her house her supreme empire and she lead all of the citizens of Peaceville (sans Grojband and Nick) as her army. At the end of the episode, Corey and the band defeated her by overpowering the network of the Blab Tap and breaking everyone free from her mind control, putting an end to Sparklebrain forever.

Trivia

  • It's a running gag in the show for Trina to get extremely emotional over something which is mostly caused by Grojband which makes her jump into the air on a geyser of flames and she will angrily write in her diary while heavy metal music plays. This is called Diary Mode and it is how Grojband gets lyrics for their songs.
    • Another running gag affiliated with Trina is for Trina insult Grojband by using a play on words to deface the name of their band when she addresses them. For instance: In Smash Up Terby, she addressed them as "Garbageband", in Monster of Rock, she addressed them as "Sewageband", and in Zoohouse Rock, she addressed them as "Grrrageband."
  • It can be presumed that Trina has magic demon-like powers because of how she can levitate her diary and pen and can create fire and destruction by writing in it. The way she is constantly seen going into diary mode and causing horrible destruction all around her just by getting mad and writing in her diary may imply that she has demonic powers.
  • It is unknown if Trina remembers her diary modes or not.
  • Trina is both Todd Kauffman and Mark Thornton's favorite character.
  • In her original designs, Trina was intended to have a ponytail with a purple ponytail holder. Her top was intended to be shorter and she was also intended to wear pink lipstick.
  • Corey and Trina are biologically related. They were both adopted and are being raised by a single father. It is unknown who their biological parents are.
  • Trina's signature color is pink.
  • Trina has two of her allergies revealed: she is revealed to be allergic to bread crust in "Kon-Fusion", as well as to bubbles in "Pop Goes the Bubble".
  • Trina seems to have an obsession with the color pink and has a variety of pink things, that she usually gives names to that contain the word "pink." For example: she named her pink car "Pinktastic" and she named her pink sweater "Pinkredible.
  • Trina has been seen as a little kid in flashback three times in the series. These episodes are "No Strings Attached," "Indie Road Rager," and "Bee Bop A Loofah."
  • Trina has been mind controlled and/or brainwashed on multiple occasions.
  • Trina's hair is naturally pink.
  • She is afraid of puppets, revealed in the episode No Strings Attached.
  • She sometimes talks with variants of texting abbreviations, such as '5ever, 'Hashtag' and variants of certain words.
  • Trina and Corey are the only characters who have been shown as young children.
  • Just like Corey was originally going to be name Tre Trippin', Nick Mallory referred to her as "Trina Trippin" in the Grojband pilot.
  • In It's in the Card, it was revealed that Trina has a pet goldfish.

Gallery

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Production

References

See also

Grojband Characters
Grojband Corey RiffinKin KujiraKon KujiraLaney Penn
Main Antagonists Trina RiffinMina BeffThe Newmans • (Carrie BeffLenny NeppKim KagamiKonnie Kagami)
Supporting Characters Nick MalloryMayor MellowKate PerskyAllie DayBuzz NewsworthyChance Happening
Minor Antagonists The Orb Experience • (G'ORBT'ORBZ'ORBN'ORB) • Two JuniorThe Pirate Crew • (Captain Tighty WhiteyShaven BeardBarnacle Tim)
Recurring Characters BarneyParty DanimalChipperBearLaney's HeartDonkeyHipstersDr. Purr
Season 1 Characters Cherry GrapestainZombiesDog NickCaptain CarneyCarney KidThe Bubble Bunch Band • (Bobby BlueRandy RedGary GreenYosef Yellow) • Random Stunt DuckMonster ChuckSchool Bus RhondaIce Cream TomNerdsThe Brotherly BoysCleatBessyBake BarneraEvil HelmetEl ChewpoocacaPlantyBlade StabbingtonBitefaceZoo Animals • (BearJoey) • Queen Bee Cuties3D DaveMrs. KujiraDream NicksMirage Band • (Mirage CoreyMirage KinMirage KonMirage Laney) • Quincess TrinaDog MinaKatrinaMick MalloryThe Four SquallsKing LyriclesSmasheousMs. ObedienceYippieSparklesOtisMr. PeapennyNerdiciusBlue Star of Rocklympus
Season 2 Characters BlancheBerthaBeatriceTorboCylus RiffinBrick MalloryMimeyMime ArmyLyriclesShrediciousDJ FusionTuba TimHipstersTrina's HeartDark Rimmed GlasseousCandy JamsGuy BromanBylaw 62.8Hologrojband • (Holo-CoreyHolo-KinHolo-KonHolo-Laney) • WheelieSnarfflesQuacker JackMr. KujiraPrinces of 50s Soul MusicJammyLoud FrankEarl RuralReplacement GrojbandGaryMetrognomeSavage FredAncient SambansPanda Bear Internet MemeL'ORB
Other Characters Chip ChunkleyChunk ChipleyBig ToeFire Drum GodElectric Guitar GodStoner Hippie God

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