|“||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, A Time to Cheat
Cyd Ripley 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 Mexico. 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.
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.
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.
- A Time to Travel
- A Time to Cheat
- A Time to Say Thank You
- A Time to Jump and Jam
- A Time to Rob and Slam
- The Butterscotch Effect
- Shake Your Booty
- Jump to the Future Lab
- Cyd & Shelby's Haunted Escape
- When Shelby Met Cyd
- Cyd and Shelby Strike Back
- The Girls of Christmas Past
- A Time to Double Date
- Jump to the '50s
- Diesel Gets Lost in Time
- Fight the Future - Part 1
- Fight the Future - Part 2
- Fight the Future - Part 3
- Princess Problems
- Worst Night Whenever
- Epic Girl's Day
- Girl Code
- Derby Little Secret
- Night of the Were-Diesel
- The Friendship Code
- The Lying Game
- Working Nine to Fudge
- It's Not Ye, It's Me
- The Christmas Curse
- Revenge of the Past
- 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.
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.
- Invisibility - Cyd & Shelby gain the power to be invisible and inaudible as seen in Cyd & Shelby's Haunted Escape.
- Possession - Cyd & Shelby gain the special power to possess people as seen in Cyd & Shelby's Haunted Escape.
- Intangibility - Cyd & Shelby could pass through walls seen in Cyd & Shelby's Haunted Escape.
- Claws: When Cyd was turned into a werewolf she had razor-sharp claws.
- Fangs: When Cyd was a werewolf she also had sharp fangs.
- 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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|Best Friends Whenever characters|
|Shelby Marcus • Cyd Ripley • Barry Eisenberg • Naldo Montoya • Chet Marcus • Bret Marcus|
|Astrid Marcus • Norm Marcus • Cameron • Marci • Ms. Nesbit|
|Jen • Quiet Tim • The Rob • Mr. Doyle • Vance Carroway • Ray|