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Richelle has a few meaningful relationships.

Friends

Abi

Richelle appears to be close to Abi while with her on B-Troupe.

Elliot

Richelle is particularly taken by Elliot's exceptional technique while he is on TNS East, notably not offended when Elliot questions her during a rehearsal.[1]

Richelle later finds a bouquet of flowers in her locker, paired with a note revealing that the unannounced gift is from Elliot. Richelle subsequently confesses that her admiration for Elliot must be reciprocated.[2] Whether this admiration is romantic in nature is yet to be revealed.

Lola

Richelle is wary of Lola's initial attempts at friendship, believing that she is merely kissing up to her so that she can get a solo in the routine. Although, after seeing Lola stand up for her and reject a solo opportunity, Richelle realizes that she genuinely wants to be her friend. Richelle asks Lola to get juice with her, thus commencing her friendship with her.[3] This friendship goes swimmingly for a while.

When Richelle loses her dance captaincy to Noah she, in a bout of angry disbelief, accuses Lola of being the reason for her loss.[4] She realizes the error in her ways and apologizes to Lola, assuring her that she understands that Lola did everything she could to help her and practically begging Lola to be her BFF again (notable, not only because it is uncharacteristic of Richelle to beg, but because Richelle is previously averted to the acronym[3]). Richelle is happy when Lola accepts her apology.[5]

After finding out she has snapping hip syndrome, Richelle confides such in Lola, but makes her promise not to tell anyone, by reminding Lola of how she stood up for her when brainstorming ideas for the qualifier video.[6] Richelle is confused by Lola's wariness and urges her to continue keeping her lie, since she is her best friend. Richelle is astounded by Lola's proclamation that they can no longer be friends if she decides to dance in the video.[2]

Richelle is absolutely heartbroken upon finding out that Lola broke the shank of her pointe shoe. She is filled with quiet rage, left unable to even look at the person that she once deemed her closest and only friend. Richelle succumbs to tearful disbelief that Lola could do such a thing to her. But, Richelle's likeness for Lola still lingers in that she does not reveal to Daniel that Lola broke her shoe and lies to cover up her transgression. Although, Richelle's hurt eventually wears away to resentment, with Richelle no longer considering Lola her best friend, and refusing to answer her texts.[7]

Neutral

Emily

Richelle is mentored by Emily, who she looks up to since she wants to be dance captain one day.[8] Although Richelle meets Emily with endless sass, she genuinely learns about the job from her and is even granted the dance captain diary prematurely from Emily.[9] Richelle is immensely thankful of Emily when she is made dance captain by her.[3]

Skylar

Richelle appears to be friendly with Skylar while of B-Troupe with her, partaking in a duet at Phoebe's request to ensure that The Next Step Dance Studio can register for Internationals.[10] Richelle remains friendly with Skylar while on A-Troupe with her and even auditions for the third Regionals qualifier with Skylar.[11] Richelle competes against Skylar to be dance captain and, despite losing, is congratulatory of Skylar.[12]

After Skylar fails to qualify for A-Troupe the following year, Richelle does not appear unduly sad about it.[13] It is likely that Richelle considers Skylar's move to Gemini Dance Studio a betrayal and that Skylar is no longer her friend.

Enemies

Zara

While initially indifferent to Zara, Richelle develops a vehement hatred for her after she wins the solo for the qualifier video over herself and treats her with outright malice thereafter.[5] When Zara proposes that they team up in creating a concept for the video, Richelle derides her idea for the video, only to later steal it. Richelle is extremely mocking of Zara when she ends up getting the solo over her anyway, seemingly revelling in Zara's disappointment.[6]

When Richelle finds the shank to her pointe shoe broken, she ignores all aspects of due process and immediately deems Zara the culprit. Richelle approaches her angrily, even throwing her shoe at Zara, and accuses Zara of ruining her shoe out of revenge, all while refusing to hear Zara's alibi. Richelle appears immensely excited about the prospect of Zara getting kicked out of the studio and her dance career being over, the natural result that would occur if she were to convince Emily of Zara's alleged wrongdoing.[7]

Love interests

Noah

Richelle develops a crush on Noah, which is the cause of much stress for her since Noah likes Abi and since she believes it be getting in the way of her dancing.[14] Although this crush lasts a relatively long time, Richelle eventually gets over Noah when she becomes acquainted with some of his disgusting habits.[15] Richelle later claims that having a crush on Noah ruins everything, including your dancing.[16]

Nonetheless, Noah is Richelle's close friend, as they have danced with each other since youth. When Noah is in the hospital for a back injury, Richelle visits him.[17]

When Richelle and Noah are paired as duet partners, Richelle is initially excited and overjoyed as she believes they complement each other's dance styles well. However, when Noah asks Emily to switch Richelle for Jacquie for the duet, claiming that Richelle is emotionally stiff and that he has no chemistry with her, Richelle feels betrayed and hurt seemingly commencing a conflict between the two.[18]

When Richelle learns that there is to be only one dance captain of A-Troupe and that Noah has replaced her, she is devastated at losing the position. It is likely that she is initially angry at Noah, given how she blames Lola for her not getting the position.[4] However, when he compliments her on her idea for the Regionals qualifier video, they appear to be on amicable terms once again.[6]

References

  1. "Brave New World." The Next Step. Family Channel. Retrieved on December 16, 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Snap Decision." The Next Step. Family Channel. Retrieved on December 16, 2017.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Dance, Lies and Hoverboards." The Next Step. Family Channel. Retrieved on July 17, 2017.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Stand and Deliver." The Next Step. Family Channel. Retrieved on December 16, 2017.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Oh Brother! Why Art Thou Here?" The Next Step. Family Channel. Retrieved on December 16, 2017.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 "I Have a Vision." The Next Step. Family Channel. Retrieved on December 16, 2017.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Pointe of No Return." The Next Step. Family Channel. Retrieved on December 16, 2017.
  8. "Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better." Wikia. Retrieved on July 17, 2017.
  9. "The Times They Are A Changin'." The Next Step. Family Channel. Retrieved on July 17, 2017.
  10. "Lost at Sea." The Next Step. Family Channel. Retrieved on January 3, 2018.
  11. "Heat of the Moment." The Next Step. Family Channel. Retrieved on January 3, 2018.
  12. "Only You." The Next Step. Family Channel. Retrieved on January 3, 2018.
  13. "The New Regime." The Next Step. Family Channel. Retrieved on January 3, 2018.
  14. "Can't Fight This Feeling (Season 3)." The Next Step. Family Channel. Retrieved on July 17, 2017.
  15. "Today I'm Getting Over You." The Next Step. Family Channel. Retrieved on July 17, 2017.
  16. "Heathers." The Next Step. Family Channel. Retrieved on July 17, 2017.
  17. "Here Comes Your Man." The Next Step. Family Channel. Retrieved on July 17, 2017.
  18. "It's All Fun and Games...." The Next Step. Family Channel. Retrieved on September 25, 2017.

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