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"Everything is a trigger, everyone is scared! That's high school!"
— Hunter Hollingsworth to Goldi

Hunter Hollingsworth is a Senior (Grade 12) at Degrassi Community School. Miles' younger brother and Frankie's twin, Hunter is a MOBA gamer and comic book lover that you'll often see all dressed in black. In comparison to his twin sister, Hunter seems to be a glass half empty kinda guy. But this won't hold him back from crushing on a certain someone at Degrassi. He was best friends with Arlene Takahashi until she left Degrassi. He used to date his best friend Yael Baron, and is friends with Lola Pacini, Vijay Maraj and Baaz Nahir. Like his brother, he is also friends with Winston Chu. Hunter had conflicts with Goldi Nahir, Maya Matlin, Tristan Milligan, Zoë Rivas, and Zig Novak. He is labelled as "The Introverted Gamer". Hunter was portrayed by Spencer MacPherson.

Character History

Degrassi

Season 13

In Summertime, Hunter and his sister Frankie are mentioned by their dad when he says to Miles, "Why can't you be like your siblings?"

In No Surprises, Hunter is seen eating breakfast with his family at their home. He along with his sister, Frankie, are praised by their father for helping out with his campaign. Hunter is later seen with the Hollingsworth family during prep interviews.

In Unbelievable, Hunter brings a naked and hungover Zoë some breakfast after Miles' wild party the previous night. He looks at her attractively. Frankie kicks him out, but he still tries to look at her.

In How Bizarre, as Sir Excellence, Hunter saves Becky's character on Realm of Doom, an online video game, warding off a group of pkers (player killers) and then gives her a healing potion and offers to help her cross the mountains. She asks if it's a date and he says yes. Sir Excellence and Becky go somewhere special in the game and he shows her his secret hideaway. He gives Becky flowers and they kiss. Sir Excellence strips his character down to his underwear and Becky does the same with her character. After that, their characters make out.

In My Hero, Becky is excited to meet Sir Excellence in real life, however, she’s disappointed when she finds out it’s Hunter, Miles’ 9th-grade brother. Hunter is heartbroken when Becky calls things off, and once the two finally meet IRL he yells at her for ruining everything.

Season 14

In Smells Like Teen Spirit, Hunter waits with his family for an interview when Miles comes in late. He and Frankie express their annoyance for their older brother and all turn when Miles reveals he's been making out with his boyfriend. Later on at family breakfast, he makes a witty jab about Frankie making Power Cheer. When Miles jokes that Hunter is the only one in the family who has never kissed a girl, he tells him to suck it. He then puts his headphones on and tunes his family out.

In Wise Up, Hunter helps Miles study for his driving test before school. Later on, he and Frankie study together and speak to Miles about his relationship with their father. They tell him that he is exactly like their father and that he causes a lot of the fighting as well.

In If You Could Only See, Winston Chu jokingly takes his shirt off while him and Frankie are alone in her bedroom and starts tickling her, and of course since Frankie mentioned not wanting to get caught that means Hunter, Miles and her mother walk in on the couple. Later, she sees her brother Hunter looking at nudes on Oomfchat; Frankie tells Zoë they need to quit, but her request falls on deaf ears since they’re making lots of money now.

In (You Drive Me) Crazy, when Hunter walks away Frankie looks at his computer and finds a graphic comic book he’s drawn, one where the hero character kills the cheerleaders. Frankie and Winston realize Hunter isn’t planning to kill the cheerleaders, but the comic represents him saving their classmate, Arlene Takahashi, from being teased by them. Upon learning that Hunter has a crush on Arlene, Frankie sits with her in class instead of Lola Pacini and Shay Powers, and Frankie invites awkward Hunter over so he can spend time with Arlene.

In Hush, Miles is late waking up to drive Frankie and Hunter to school. Later, Tristan shows up with Frankie, Hunter and Winston and they hold an intervention.

Grace Cardinal's able to track down the person blackmailing the cheerleaders to the Hollingsworth home, so Zoë and the squad interrogate Hunter. They take his computer and get evidence of his graphic novel and blackmail him into no longer sending them threatening messages, and he agrees. Later, Hunter’s at The Dot with Arlene and tells her he has no idea what the cheerleaders wanted with him. He says he just agreed to their demands so they’d leave him alone, meaning the identity of the stalker is still unknown.

In Something's Got to Give, Imogen Moreno is presented with the perfect opportunity for a juicy Degrassi News story:  Hunter reveals someone at Degrassi is sending pictures of their boobs for money and shows Imogen a pic, so she decides to investigate.

In Hero vs. Villain, Zoë confronts Hunter assuming he’s the stalker, but he convinces her that he isn’t the one blackmailing the cheerleading squad.

Frankie and Hunter at breakfast.

In Firestarter (1), Hunter advises Frankie to tell their dad about her involvement in Degrassi Nudes before the press finds out, but it’s too late when a reporter brings it up during a press conference.

Hunter and his siblings finally stand up together against their dad.

In Firestarter (2), Mr. Hollingsworth overhears Miles telling Hunter that he’s a crappy dad. In a rage, Mr. H throws his cup at Miles and it shatters against the wall, hitting Hunter, and he also slaps Miles. After the fire at Degrassi, Miles refuses to go home with his father and Hunter tells Frankie about their dad hitting Miles.

Miles and Hunter say the he only cares about himself, and tells Frankie about their dad’s violent outburst earlier.

In Wishlist, it’s Frankie and Hunter’s 15th birthday, and to celebrate their mom is throwing them a Gatsby party.

In Walking in My Shoes, Hunter gets served by Zoë in the cafeteria and he makes it clear he blames her for all the new rules at the school and the fact they can't use their cellphones anymore.

Hunter and Arlene.

In Give Me One Reason, Hunter likes Arlene, but the two friends are pretty mean to each other. Imogen tells Hunter that if he wants to date Arlene, he needs to be nicer to her and woo her with romantic gestures. Hunter has flowers sent to Arlene in class along with a “secret admirer” card, but Arlene thinks the gesture is cliché and dumb. She still wants to meet the secret admirer to see how creepy his is, and asks Hunter to come with her. When the secret admirer doesn’t show, Hunter agrees with Arlene that it must’ve been a prank. Saying that upsets Arlene, because she thinks Hunter’s agreeing with the idea that no one could ever like her. The two end up reconciling, and while Arlene appreciates Hunter being their for her she now views him as her best friend.

Hunter challenges Miles to a fight.

In Finally (1), we see Hunter pretty hostile toward Miles. Hunter freaks out in class when he doesn’t finish his test and Miles tries to calm him down, but Hunter yells “You never help, you only make things worse.” Miles notices Hunter has a crush on Arlene, so he decides to help Hunter become closer to her by hosting a pool party. However, Hunter would rather be on the computer than hanging out with everyone, and he freaks out after accidentally falling into the pool. Later, Miles finds an angry Hunter who challenges him to a fight with Kendo sticks. After Hunter wins, he tells Miles he’s tired of being bullied by him and he also misses their dad. Miles tells him that he will be a better brother for him and the two hug it out.

Hunter helps everyone track down Maya.

In Don't Look Back, Frankie borrows $5,000 from Hunter and gives it to Logan.

Degrassi: Next Class

Season 1

In #BootyCall, he and Yael both tell Tristan that they want space for their gaming since most spaces are taken over by jocks. Hunter informs Tristan that his campaign slogan is similar to that of Miles.

Mrs. Hollingsworth revealing to the kids that she is back with their dad.

In #NoFilter, at home, Mrs. Hollingsworth reveals to Miles, Hunter and Frankie that the man she’s been seeing is Mr. Hollingsworth, and Miles angrily storms away.

Hunter embarrasses himself by shooting a basketball into the wrong net.

In #YesMeansYes, after embarrassing himself during a game of intramural basketball, Hunter wants to start a gaming club. Student Council President Tristan scoffs at the idea, leading Hunter to ask Yael to break his finger so he can get out of intramurals for a month; she does. Afterward, Tristan changes his mind and Hunter’s gaming club is approved.

In #ButThatsNoneOfMyBusiness, not only is Miles willing to go to Hunter’s gaming event, where their father will also be, he’s doing creative writing that’s so good the local paper wants to publish it and interview him. The pills he's been taking leave Miles visibly out of it at Hunter’s gaming competition, and he’s even friendly with his dad.

Hunter and the Gaming Club.

In #NotAllMen, Hunter decides to start a crowdfunding campaign to raise money for new hardware and succeeds, but he runs into a problem: the Feminist Club believes the game they play promotes misogyny and violence against women. Hunter says everything can be a trigger, and while he compares things that could be triggers to him based on his outsider status, he also comments on how Goldi Nahir's hijab could trigger him into thinking she’d blow up the school. Later, Yael stops Hunter as he starts destroying computer equipment and tells him to figure out a way to fix things. Hunter tries to apologize, but talks himself into a corner again when he says there aren’t many female gamers because guys are naturally better at video games. The Gaming Club is shut down, and while his friends are still in his corner the only thing that’s on Hunter’s mind is revenge.

Zig confronts Hunter after learning that he was the one harassing Maya online.

In #SinceWeBeinHonest, Zig discovers that Hunter and the gamer club are behind Maya Matlin's online trolling. Zig confronts and punches Hunter after Hunter tells him that Maya deserved it. While the two are in Simpson’s office, Hunter blackmails Zig into keeping quiet about the trolling with a copy of the video of Zig and Zoë hooking up. Zig initially agrees, but eventually tells Maya the truth about Hunter.

While all of his friends apologizing for hurting Maya, Hunter refuses.

In #SorryNotSorry, Yael, Baaz Nahir and Vijay Maraj crack under pressure and confess, but Hunter shows no remorse for what they did to Maya. Hunter gets mad at his friends, who believe Maya’s suffered in enough, and in a fit of rage Hunter pushes Yael down. When his mom confiscates his gaming rig and phone, Hunter destroys his room and creates a kill list before going to the Snow Ball with a gun. There he tries to apologize to Yael, but they want nothing to do with him. The school goes on lockdown and Hunter’s trapped in a room with several of his targets: Tristan, Zig and Goldi. Miles and Winston discover Hunter’s list and warn Tristan via text. Miles speaks to Hunter on Tristan’s phone, calmly talking his brother down until the lockdown is over. We learn Miles caused the lockdown by swatting the dance in order to stop Hunter. At home, Miles discovers Hunter with the gun in his room and asks Hunter if he’d planned to shoot anyone. Hunter says he doesn’t know and the two embrace, with Hunter saying Miles can’t tell anyone about what’s happened.

Season 2

Miles takes Hunter for driving practice.

In #SquadGoals, as Miles prepares to leave for his new life at boarding school he feels bad for Hunter, who feels like he’s being left behind. Miles shows Hunter brotherly love by teaching him how to drive. Hunter realizes what Miles is doing and promises not to go off the deep end whenever he gets upset. Hunter drives Miles to Degrassi so Miles can get his school file, and while Hunter sees Miles talking to Tristan he gets upset and crashes the car in the parking lot. When Miles learns that Hunter crashed the car on purpose, he finally tells their mom about Hunter creating a kill list and taking a gun to school. Miles isn’t sure what will happen to Hunter now, but he informs Tristan that he’s staying at Degrassi, and the two reconcile their relationship.

Hunter in the mental health facility.

In #TurntUp, Hunter’s excitement about returning to Degrassi turns into horror after realizing his mom and Miles are placing him in a psychiatric hold at a mental health facility. He has several outbursts while there, trying to escape and yelling at his doctor that he isn’t sick or crazy while throwing his chair. Hunter starts to cooperate by filling out a thought journal when his doctor tells him she can help him talk to Yael. Hunter finally has a break through when he admits to the doctor and his family that he feels his life is a hopeless uphill struggle, comparing it to the Myth of Sisyphus. The doctor agrees to let Hunter write a letter to Yael, but Miles does one better by having them show up talk in person. Hunter tells Yael he suffers from depression and Oppositional Defiant Disorder, and he also admits that he has violent thoughts when he’s angry. He apologizes to Yael and they say they don't hate him, but that they need time to think about what’s happened.

In #CheckYourPrivelage, Hunter advises Yael that sometimes you have to be ruthless, so they start posting school rumors and gossip onto their app.

In #RiseAndGrind, at the party to celebrate Hunter’s return from the psych ward, Triles hashes out their differences and both reveal they love each other.

Hunter and Yael sitting together after admitting they like each other.

In #TheseAreMyConfessions when Yael tells Hunter about the date they're going on with Baaz he has a “whatever” attitude, saying that Baaz is happy that “any dumb girl would go with him.” In an attempt to make him jealous, Yael tells him that they might kiss Baaz, but Hunter still pretends to not be bothered by Yael’s date. Later, Hunter shows up at the party and admits to Yael that he like them, but he hasn’t wanted to drag them into his mess of a life. Yael likes him back, and they say they're worried a relationship would ruin their friendship Hunter says it already has. Their plot ends with Yael resting their head on Hunter’s shoulder as the two sit by themselves amongst the partygoers.

Hunter and Yael's date crashed by Baaz and Vijay.

In #OMFG, the episode starts off with us learning that Hunter will have to go to court for the swatting he coordinated against Maya earlier this year. However, things reach a happier note as Hunter has planned a date with Yael at his house…until Baaz and Vijay crash it. Baaz is concerned about how their friend group would be affected if Hunter and Yael ever broke up, and the conversation turns to concerns that Hunter will snap again. When Baaz brings up the fact Hunter was in a psych ward and could end up in juvenile detention for the swatting, Hunter angrily tells everyone to leave. Later, Hunter questions why anyone would date him when his life is a mess, and Miles tells him he felt the same say until he realized he deserved happiness. Miles drives Hunter to the volleyball game to find Yael, and Hunter tells them that if he ever scares them they should run and never look back. Yael then kisses him.

Season 3

In #BreakTheInternet, he finally returns to Degrassi.

In #IWokeUpLikeThis, he and the rest of the gamers try to improve their blog channel.

In #PicsOrItDidntHappen, Lola thinks it’s impossible that guys and girls can just be friends, so Frankie asks Hunter to hack and get Jonah Haak’s Facerange password.

In #HugeIfTrue, Hunter plans on spending the evening with Yael, but that changes with Baaz and Vijay unexpectedly drop by. While browsing the closet of clothes and shoes Hunter never wears they get onto the topic of shoes and how big feet means you have a big penis. The guys then decide to measure themselves to see which one of them has the biggest; Hunter lies to Yael about being sick to cancel their plans, but they drop by anyway. Hunter finally tells Yael that the guys were planning on measuring their penises, and they seriously offer to be the one who judges them. Hunter’s freaked out because Yael will see his and they haven’t had sex yet. Baaz goes off on Hunter, saying that Hunter thinks he’s better than him and doesn’t every realize how good his life is. Not only is Baaz jealous of Hunter, Yael is worried that the dynamics of them and Hunter’s relationship have changed just because they’re dating. Hunter says he doesn’t know when Yael is his friend or his significant other, and they tell him they wants to be both. Hunter won the contest, but he tells Yael to lie and say Baaz won so it’d make Baaz feel like he has something over Hunter.

In #Unsubscribe, while helping Lola edit one of her vlogs, Hunter gets a boner. He’s so embarrassed that he comes up with a scheme to convince Yael to fire Lola. Later, Hunter spots Yael and Lola talking, and he fears that Lola’s telling Yael about the boner incident. Hunter ends up telling on himself, which angers Yael. Hunter winds up apologizing, but Yael is upset not because he got a boner for someone else, but because he lied about it. Yael accepts his apology, but they still don't know how they feel about them as a couple.

In #Woke, much like Frankie is having relationship trouble with Jonah, Hunter’s also having relationship trouble with Yael, so without his knowledge Frankie uses the techniques in the book to see if she can repair Hunter/Yael’s relationship via Facerange. Later, Hunter’s upset when he finds out Frankie pretended to be him and told Yael that he loves them, so he takes her phone and does the same thing to Jonah. She tells him about what Hunter did, but that she does love him and wants their relationship to work despite their toxic behavior.

Season 4

In #BackToReality, uncomfortable with the attention Yael was getting from their new bra, Yael and Hunter ditch the fair.

In #GetMoney, Frankie ropes her twin brother Hunter into coming with her to a drumming festival so they can take pictures that prove she’s happy. A disinterested Hunter brings his laptop, so Frankie goes to hang with Esme Song and Zig. As Frankie goes to talk to Jonah, everyone can see this is a bad idea— even Hunter, who lowers his headphones in shock. At the Hollingsworth home, Miles and Hunter show Frankie a video of her smashing Jonah’s guitar against the tree on Esme’s social media.

Hunter and All Inclusive.

In #ILookLikeA, in All Inclusive Vlogging HQ, Baaz, Vijay, and Hunter look over a group picture for the yearbook— in which Yael has armpit hair. Baaz notices and comments on it: “I had no idea Hunter had a taste for Wookie!” In the Hollingsworth house, Hunter asks Frankie, Zig, and Esme their opinions on photoshopping armpit hair out. Esme and Frankie start digitally altering Yael super intensely, convincing Hunter it’s sweet. Hunter shows Yael and Baaz the new yearbook pictures. They storm off as Hunter glares at Baaz. Hunter approaches Zig to tell him to thank Esme for her horrible advice. Zig and Tiny go on about how you can’t help what you are and aren’t attracted to, and that Hunter should ask Yael to change for him. Hunter approaches Yael and says: “I want you to shave your armpits.” He says he doesn’t like armpit hair and Yael shrugs when asked if they do. Hunter says they've been acting weird since that thing where they got that bra. He says they don't want to make out anymore and they're wearing a binder, and that he feels insecure about their relationship. They kiss him dramatically and say they doesn’t know how they're feeling these days, but they want to be with him. They agree to eat sushi and read comics with him later that night.

In #Preach, Saad Al'Maliki arrives in class, sitting near Vijay and Hunter (far away from Zig). Hunter lightly accuses Saad of being pro-terrorist and Saad storms out, angrily speaking Arabic.

Hunter and Baaz see Frankie and Esme on top of Zig, and Baaz asks incredulously– “Is this an orgy?”

In #FactsOnly, the episode opens with Yael, Hunter, Baaz, and Vijay trying to figure out what to do for the charity talent show. Yael thinks their idea is disgusting while Lola thinks their idea of lighting their farts on fire is hilarious but Hunter says she’s an exception to all girls who don't like farts. Yael thinks that the boys were being sexist for saying that they don't like farts because all girls don't, so when Baaz goes to the bathroom they walk in and Hunter is peeing and he asks what they're doing, they say “uh, I’m wearing pants” and leave. Later, they find Hunter between classes, and he barely says a word to them before leaving to go to a class they have together. They ask Baaz and Vijay what’s wrong with him, and Baaz asks them what’s wrong with them and gives a list of what’s been weird lately, capping it off with “Plus you don’t ever want to make out anymore.” “Wait, Hunter said that?” Yael asks, and Baaz confirms: “He was very distraught.” The boys end up asking them if they're transgender or a lesbian and to figure it out so Hunter stops being confused. Yael finally realizes they're genderqueer and lets Lola give them a makeover to find their true self; they show off their new look to Hunter, who doesn’t understand it. “So I’d be a dude dating someone who’s… whatever. What does that make me?” He asks. Hunter says it’s too much for him and then leaves, and Lola comes up to Yael. She asks if Yael wants to change but the answer is no. “This is me. I guess if he loves me he’ll come around. I’m not going back. Not for him, not for anyone.”

In #GetYouAManThatCanDoBoth, Hunter remarks, “Vijay could be an extremist, even with that silly hat.”

In #Obsessed, Hunter tries to make plans to celebrate end of exams with Baaz and Vijay, who are volunteering at prom. He tries to hop on that, but Baaz shuts him down. “I’m not sure they’d be cool with it.” They is Yael, and after Vijay explains their new pronouns, Hunter calls it ridiculous. When Hunter tries to rant, Vijay interjects with the proper pronouns. At the Hollingsworth house, Hunter is still freaking out about Yael and Frankie tells him he has to decide how he feels before Yael goes after anyone else. At the prom, Hunter walks up to Yael, Baaz, Vijay, Lola, and Saad, who are volunteering. “I’ll leave if they wants.” Hunter says, but Yael lets him stay. They go to get a volunteer uniform for Hunter. When taking a photo-booth picture with Yael, Hunter ends up snapping at them because they’re not normal. Yael calls him the problem and leaves.

Trivia

  • He shares similarities with previous characters Connor DeLaurier, Craig Manning, Rick Murray, and Bartholomew Bond.
    • Like Connor, he is obsessed with video games and finds Realm of Doom to be just as important as real life. Also like Connor, he had an online relationship through Realm of Doom. However, his relationship was with a student; Connor's was with an online predator.
    • Like Craig, Hunter suffers from a mental illness that caused him to violently lash out at others. Also similar to Craig, it is implied that Hunter has a large penis.
    • Like Rick, Hunter suffered from mental illness (Rick's was undiagnosed), brought a gun to school, and had made a kill list.
      • We physically saw Hunter's list, we only knew Rick made one because he told Emma.
      • Only Rick went through with his plans for the shooting. Hunter was stopped by Miles.
  • In #HugeIfTrue, it was revealed that Hunter has the largest penis out of all of his friends by several inches.
  • Hunter was the sixth character to bring a gun to school. The first was Claude, the second Rick, the third K.C., the fourth Eli, and the fifth Vince.
  • His phone password is 4444.

Relationships

Main article: Hunter-Yael Relationship
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  • Yael Baron
    • Start Up: #OMFG (DNC 210)
    • Break Up: #FactsOnly (DNC 406)
      • Reason: Hunter didn't understand and was confused by the fact Yael was gender nonconforming.

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Zig-Hunter

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Goldi-Hunter

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