An A will look weird on my report card. All of my C's would be like "Whatcha doing here 'A'? You think you're better than us?"

Cyd Ripley[1] is one of the main protagonists in Best Friends Whenever. Cyd is Shelby Marcus's best friend, and the two girls live together in Shelby's house due to Cyd's parents being on an archaeological expedition in Peru. Cyd and Shelby discover the power to time travel together by messing around with a science machine. Cyd is a tomboyish, gluttonous, rebellious, and aggressive young teen. She likes getting into trouble and often gets Shelby and herself into tricky situations.

Cyd is portrayed by Landry Bender.

See: Cyd Ripley (Alternate Ages)


Season 1

A Time to Travel

Shelby was the one who woke up Cyd if it was morning and she did. Reason to this, Shelby is an Early Bird and doesn't want to get late for school or anything else. She often has to wait until the last moment (like to decorate her room.
Shelby then helps Cyd go to school because Cyd's parents have gone to Peru. Shelby is happy that Cyd is apart of her life and succeeds to work with her as a best friend. Before they go to school, Barry calls upon Shelby and Cyd to exhibit a new emotion tester. Shelby and Cyd are way annoyed with the inventions now. After they go in, Shelby and Cyd also say Hi to Naldo who is waiting and experimenting with chemicals. Shelby smiles at Naldo and says hi to him politely and Cyd feels like she is lazy enough to sit down.
After that Naldo plays with the Time Traveling Machine and leaves it up to a hit directory of "4". Shelby asks Barry if the dance thing is ready and they say yes. Shelby is very pleased that the boys appreciated her. Naldo and Barry exit to see Naldo's problem and Cyd lurks around. Shelby looks unhappy when Cyd searches Barry's stuff to see food. Then Cyd opens up the time traveling machine box and then Cyd is frightened. She then runs over to Shelby who is very scared too. They then hug each other.
The machine then blasts them by reflecting ever panel on Barry's desk and directly hits Shelby and Cyd. Shelby and Cyd stop screaming and then they exit, weirdly. They both have strange looks in their faces of what happened but they didn't say bye to Barry. After Shelby exits the room, a yellow beam gleams and surrounds the RV and then it disappears. After that scene, the girls arrive at school. Cyd is hungry and is unable to buy something from the vending machine because of Shelby. Shelby is angry that Cyd cares about food and not her life. After that, Shelby feels nervous because she has to do this all for Cameron so he can say yes to Shelby for the dance. Shelby then goes in brave and bold. Marci then arrives and then Cyd distracts Marci. Cyd asks Marci if there is a dollar to borrow for food.
Shelby then tries but fails after she slips on the Janitor's washing supplies and hits the table.
Shelby and Cyd then get up, and after that, Cameron doesn't know who asked him but he was happy that someone did that. Shelby and Cyd then remember this morning and then they just realize they time traveled. They are both in shock especially Cyd. Shelby calms her down but looks like she doesn't want to calm her down. After that, they do the day over again and they fix what happened with Shelby and Cameron. Shelby and Cyd accidentally do it together and then Cyd is the one who is asked by the dance to Cameron. before Cyd could ask Cameron, Barry comes and warns Cyd that she and Shelby have been hit by the Ray "400", therefore creating time travel. Cyd then tells Barry they time traveled and Cyd is sad. Shelby is furious and sad that he thinks Cyd likes him. Afterwards, Shelby and Cyd think of 2017 and land there. Everything is normal accept Marci. Shelby and Cyd then realize that they think of a time and travel there. After they look in the mirror, they haven't talked to each other in two years due to a fight in 2015 about Cameron. Then they go back to 2015 and Cyd walks from Shelby because Shelby's doesn't believe that they are best friends. Cyd then goes to Barry's RV. She apologizes for touching Barry's inventions and Barry thanked her. Then he helped her with her emotions. It didn't turn at well at all. Shelby then comes and says sorry to Cyd. Shelby and Cyd then go back to start the day again and Shelby doesn't care about Cameron, she cares about her best friend. So then, they decorate their room by time traveling, although their room turns into a total wreck.

A Time to Cheat

Shelby and Cyd have to try to not think of Ms. Nesbit's class or touch each other. If that happens, then they go to the test and Shelby and Cyd have to do it the normal way and study. Shelby is pleased to study but Cyd feels like she just wants to go to sleep. Cyd is then waken by Shelby and then they touch each other going to the test.
Barry then talks to the girls and Shelby doesn't care so she puts a paper bag over his head.
Shelby and Cyd then question their time traveling skills and travel back. Cyd is not pleased with the way they are doing this and so they change time by doing it Cyd's way. They think of the test and then Cyd takes the test answers of Ms. Nesbit to go back to their room and cheat. Shelby thinks that is very uncool and Cyd doesn't care. Cyd then copies off the sheet. It is the next day and Cyd takes the copy to class. But Shelby wishes that Ms. Nesbit wasn't a teacher because she is so mean. Cyd and Shelby touch and then there is another teacher. Ms. Nesbit then becomes a policeman.
Afterwards, Barry questions why Shelby said that and Barry grows suspicious. She then knows that they time traveled and Barry is very angry.
Shelby and Cyd disappear back to their room and Shelby rips Cyd's paper. Shelby and Cyd have to deal it with not studying together. Afterwards, Shelby gets a good grade while Cyd fails. The two best friends continue to not cheat again or then there is consequences.

A Time to Say Thank You

Shelby goes too far with the thank you after she agrees to help Cyd. Shelby helps her with a huge thank you and Cyd wants to do everything on fire. Shelby disagrees with this idea because it is too dangerous after the pair travel to the future to see the kitchen disaster. After talking with Barry, Cyd gives a house plant to Astrid and Norm
who were pleased with the gift. Then Shelby steps in with hula dancers and rock stars with a cake. Cyd is angry at the idea. They then rekindle and it somehow leads to a fire again after a burrito gone wrong.
The two don't go back in time and fix it but Shelby goes to Barry and gets some help. They talk it out how Barry has to say thank you to Naldo and he didn't like it. Shelby and Cyd with the whole family share a good hug with Cyd saying there is wax in the apple.

A Time to Jump and Jam

Shelby and Cyd try to time travel to a memory from high school, but cannot go. Cyd believes they have lost the power to time travel, but soon notices Shelby being very quiet (though she's terrified of silence). After Cyd stops speaking for ten seconds, Shelby admits that she is blocking Cyd from time traveling. Cyd believes Shelby is hiding something, and tries to force her to time travel by using Shelby's doomsday option: tickling.

Her plan succeeds, and she figures out Shelby's secret. Cyd and Shelby were invited to Jen's party, but Shelby threw out the invitation because she thought Jen was bad news.
Cyd starts to hang out with Jen, and Shelby starts a conversation with Barry. Barry tells Shelby that Jen is actually a good person, and she realizes she has been judging Jen without getting to know her. Meanwhile, Cyd somehow gets her and Jen into serious trouble, and get caught by the Officer Nesbit. They are saved by Shelby, and Cyd and Shelby time travel back to the present.

A Time to Rob and Slam

Cyd and Shelby's teacher, Mr. Doyle, assigns new lab partners. Cyd gets Shy Tim, and Shelby gets The Rob. Shelby is upset, because Rob is a big jerk at their school. She asks Cyd for help on slamming him back. She and Rob have a competition, which Shelby wins. But she doesn't feel good about it, and the girls learn from Mr. Doyle that Rob turned into a jerk because someone broke his heart on Valentine's Day. So the girl's time travel back to prevent it from happenening, only to realize Shelby's the one who broke Rob's heart. Shelby tries to let him down easy, but ends up asking him on a date. Cyd and Shelby skip over the date using time travel, but raise Shelby has been dating Rob since Valentine's Day. Cyd tells Shelby to break up with him, but Rob breaks up with Shelby first. He asks out Cyd next, but she punches him in the stomach. They then time travel back to erase the timeline where Shelby dates him.

The Butterscotch Effect

When Barry's science hero, Dr. Fleming, dies, the girls time travel back so Barry can meet him. But then, Mr. Fleming rejects all of Barry's ideas, so in this timeline, Barry, Naldo, and Ray, the former pizza guys form a heavy metal band called Heart Rocket. Cyd and Shelby are shocked, and time travel back to prevent the boys from creating Heart Rocket. They time travel back and stop Barry from meeting Dr. Fleming. But when they go to the present, Barry and Naldo are no longer friends, and he is an anti-social teenager obsessed with getting revenge on the science club. He controls the science club's machines and use them against their owners. Cyd runs to Naldo (who is being tortured by Wedgie Bot) and asks him why he and Barry don't know each other. He tells her that he doesn't know Barry, but when he was younger, he got dropped off at the high school by mistake. Cyd informs Shelby, and they go back to the past. They didn't meet because Naldo was distracted by a pudding cup on the floor, which Cyd dropped. They throw the cup away, and go back to the present, where everything is finally normal.

Shake Your Booty

Cyd and Shelby go back to 1978 to get information on disco for a report in history class. She then discovers her love for punk, which she previously mistaken for disco. When they travel to the 1970s, they left behind tachyons, Barry and Naldo's only link to them. In the 1970s, they posed for the yearbook, which changes the past. She is then taken away by Mr. Canavan, for her being a punk. In detention, she enjoyed hanging out with the rest of the punk kids, but doesn't remember Shelby at all. When the punk kids started to make fun of Shelby, she defends her and travel back to the current time. When they saw the picture in the yearbook, they realized that they brought the punk and disco kids together and want to be a part of the performance of Shake Your Booty. IN the end, they are surprised that they know every single dance move of the song. By accident, they travel to the Future Lab. Cyd is tired of it, and wants to see what happens. But she backs away once the man approaches them.

Jump to the Future Lab

Cyd and Shelby go to Barry's lab and describe to him what they saw in the future (although he's not paying attention). Suddenly, they notice the logo (the letter G) all over his lab, and suspect him of being involved in the future lab, causing them to turn back and leave. Cyd and Shelby try to pry information out of Barry without letting him know they suspect him, but fail to do so. They break down and ask for the information forcefully. Barry reveals that the G was the logo for Globo-Digi-Dyne, and Mr. Marcus works there (which is funny because Shelby didn't know). They follow Mr. Marcus to Globo-Digi-Dyne, and disguise themselves as two robot testers. Unknown to them, Bret and Chet followed them, and played around with robot machines. They cause the robots to chase after the two girls without knowing it. Barry and Naldo, who have discovered the two girls in hiding, go off to warn them. Naldo is disguised as a teenage genius and Barry is the new mailman, although Barry meant for it to be the other way around. The girls figure out that Mr. Marcus just wanted a promotion from Janet Smythe, and try to get out of Globo-Digi-Dyne. However, Cyd, Shelby, Barry, Naldo, Bret, and Chet all accidentally end up at Janet Smythe's presentation and ruin in it. Janet is furious, and fires Mr. Marcus for not supervising his children, and shouts in rage that he was never going to get the promotion anyway. Cyd and Shelby feel guilty, and time travel back to before this happened. They decide that Mr. Marcus has nothing to do with the future lab, and go downstairs to give Mr. Marcus some tips on how to get the promotion. Thanks to the girls, Mr. Marcus got the promotion. Janet show him the Pelican Ball Room which turns out to be the future lab the girls saw.

Cyd & Shelby's Haunted Escape

Cyd and Shelby travel to the Central Park Spootakular using Barry's newest invention. They get trapped in the haunted house with Girl Meets World's Riley Matthews and Lucas Friar.

When Shelby Met Cyd

Cyd and Shelby Strike Back

The Girls of Christmas Past

A Time to Double Date

Jump to the '50's

Diesel Gets Lost in Time


Cyd is a tomboy who is very sarcastic. She likes to eat a lot and can be very lazy. Cyd is a big troublemaker and often acts without thinking. Cyd generally doesn't think things through, but its more out of laziness and impulsiveness than any genuine stupidity. Though she can be slightly slow on the upkeep. Cyd is a bit more cynical, and also a bit blunt. Not touched upon often, but Cyd's pretty childish. When she goes back to Kindergarten she practically has the time of her life.

Underneath her tough girl personality, Cyd has occasionally shown signs of insecurity, such as feeling like she didn't fit in with Shelby's family and feeling guilty due to them all being so nice to her. Shelby later fixes this and boosts Cyd's confidence. However, she has other insecurities, such as being afraid of growing up.

Cyd is the kind of person who is willing to make any sacrifice for her friends, especially Shelby. This is shown when she forced Janet into taking her inside Janet's machine first instead of Shelby, despite knowing it would kill her.

Physical Appearance


Cyd's Appearance

Cyd has straight dark brown hair with brown eyes. She would wear very stylish shoes with long socks and tops with the pants not being that big in the style of each outfit. Cyd's style is edgy which goes along with her personality. She would always wear a jacket with her outfit with a t-shirt being underneath. Sometimes Cyd would wear overalls. Her style is effortless but shows the tomboy vibe and her fun side.


See: Ripley Family

The reason Cyd lives with Shelby is that her parents are away for three years on an archaeological dig. Cyd's family loves her, but they were not very close.

Her father's name is Ed Ripley.


Shelby Marcus (Best Friend)

Main Article: Shelby & Cyd

Shelby and Cyd have known each other since kindergarten and have experienced many things on their way. Although the two girls are best friends and do everything together, they are exact opposites. After an experiment gone terribly wrong, the two girls use the power to time travel "whenever" they want.

Naldo Montoya (Crush/Close Friend)

Main Article: Cyd & Naldo

Naldo and Cyd are close friends. Cyd sometimes thinks that Naldo is silly and weird, but is close friends with him. In When Shelby Met Cyd, Shelby reveals that Cyd went through a phase where she had a crush on Naldo in fourth grade, causing her to always punch and shush him. In Revenge of the Past, Cyd held Naldo's hand and slow danced with him. They become official crushes in this episode.

Barry Eisenberg (Close Friend)

Main Article: Barry & Cyd

Barry and Cyd are close friends. Cyd doesn't enjoy learning about science and tries to avoid Barry talking about it. However, she often comes to him when she has problems.


Season 1

Season 2

Appearances: 30/30

Current Powers

  • Time Travel - Cyd & Shelby have a time travel power which makes them move to the past and future by touching each other in any way. This is a special power that no one has ever discovered.
  • Tachyon Rays - Being infused with Tachyon particles, Cyd and Shelby also have the power to blast Tachyon Rays, as shown in their battle against Janet in Fight The Future, Part 3. They can also use this power to take away other people's tachyon particles.


Boxing - Cyd is very skilled in the boxing department, most notably by having a large boxing bag in her room.

Former Powers

Following using Barry's experimental teleportation level, she ended gaining some temporary powers. They managed to get rid of them by going back before they got the powers and destroyed the ray.


  • The original casting call reveals her name was originally Ever; this would be a play on the word whenever, as Shelby's name was originally Gwen, thus creating Gwenever.
  • She sometimes makes up words in anger.
  • She and Shelby are big fans of actress and singer Liv Rooney and Austin Moon.
  • Cyd has a soft side of her, mostly when she is around Shelby.
  • She likes punk music.
  • She is also aggressive when it is completely dark as of Cyd and Shelby's Haunted Escape when she punches Lucas.
  • Cyd and Shelby are also big fans of Austin Moon.
  • She used to have a crush on Naldo in 4th Grade.
  • In A Time To Travel, Cyd and Shelby believed that Cyd and Channing Tatum are perfect for each other.
  • She is a C student.
  • She always has a sarcastic remark.
  • She likes the Spark Dynamo movie.
  • She's afraid of growing up because it happens so fast.
  • She and Shelby get their first jobs at Fudgie Town.
  • Cyd plays the game Produce Samurai during English class.
  • She had shorter hair in 2013, so it is likely that she grew her hair in the two years.
  • Cyd along with Chet and Bret are the only characters who are the same ages as their actors.


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