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"I never really knew anything about money. Other than having a lot of it."
— Harper in iHate Carly

Harper Bettencourt is a main character on iCarly (2021). She is Carly Shay's roommate and serves as her new best friend in the revival series.

Biography

Harper is Carly's best friend and roommate whom she met in college. She grew up as the child of a wealthy family. After her family lost all their money, she had difficulty adjusting to her new life. She got a minimum wage job as a barista at Skybucks Coffee Bar and worked there for four years[17], but later quit.[4]

Harper is pansexual and has an "interesting and all over the place" dating life. She dreams of becoming a fashion stylist and dresses Carly in some unique outfits, such as a Björk swan dress.[18][19]

Harper's dreams of becoming a fashion stylist come true when she lands a job as a stylist for the singer Dutch. However, Harper later faces a difficult decision of whether to prioritize her career or follow her heart when she finds herself developing feelings for Dutch and learns that these feelings are mutual.

Physical Appearance

Harper is African-American. She has black braided hair, brown eyes and a dark skin color.

Personality

Harper is less anxious and worrisome than Carly. While she doesn't seem to have everything in order, she does deeply care about Carly and encourages her to always move forward in life. Even if she occasionally jokes around and sometimes makes witty remarks, she has a strong work ethic, especially when it comes to starting her own fashion career.

Relationships

Carly Shay

(Unknown-Present; Best Friend, Roommate) Harper and Carly are best friends and share an apartment at Bushwell Plaza. Harper pushes Carly out of her comfort zone as they confront day to day obstacles.[18] (See: Carly and Harper)

Brooke

(Unknown-Present; Friend) Harper and Brooke are friends that used to be roommates in college. In iTake a Girls' Trip, it's revealed that Harper and Brooke are good friends and they would have gone on a girls trip together with Carly, if not for Maeve's sudden return. Harper appears to know that Brooke enjoys threesomes.

Maeve

Maeve and Harper reunite

(Cousin) Maeve is Harper's cousin who she lost contact with 4 years ago, but they finally see each other again after Maeve returns to Seattle after "her kidnappers let her go". Harper and Maeve want to spend time together, but this is short lived when Maeve takes an interest in Spencer. Harper tries her best to reconnect with her cousin and spend time with her. Harper is upset when she finds out Maeve lied to her about her kidnapping but they eventually make up.

Dutch

(2021; Ex-Girlfriend) Harper and Dutch met in iCan Fix it Myself when Dutch hires Harper to be her stylist and they develop feelings for each other by iReturn to Webicon. The two are aware of their feelings for each other, especially when Harper falls on Dutch when the treehouse falls. They try to keep things professional but end up kissing. It is then revealed in the season 2 premiere that they are dating but Dutch reveals she has to go on tour so Harper suggests that they have a long distance relationship, but Dutch doesn't think it is a good idea so they break up.

Minor Relationships

Unnamed Guy (2021; Dated) Harper mentioned a guy in iHate Carly that she went on a date with but it didn't work out because she got the "ick".

Unnamed Woman (Prom Date) Harper mentioned in iGuess Everyone Just Hates Me Now that she went to prom with a woman in high school and slept with her.

Carter (2021; Former date) Carter was a guy Harper was going to go on a date with in iObject, Lewbert!, but he left after he found it weird that Harper was hanging out with Millicent and Millicent said they were best friends, which made Harper annoyed at Millicent for making Carter leave.

Trivia

  • While several news articles refer to Harper as "Harper Raines"[20][21], her last name was confirmed to be "Bettencourt" in a behind-the-scenes image from iLove Gwen[22] and in iThrow a Flawless Dinner Party when Carly refers to her as "Bettencourt".
  • Harper is the LGBTQ main character of the revival. (According to Laci she is bi)
  • She is lactose intolerant, allergic to milk, but dismisses this by saying "my body, my choice" and still consumes dairy products.
  • She had a Bat Mitzvah (despite not being of the Jewish faith) and learned a bit of Hebrew.[23]
  • She has a rejection playlist.[11]
  • Her favourite podcast is "Scam Empress".[4]
  • Her birth was a scheduled C-section.[24]
  • She attended boarding school.[25]
  • She is 29 years old, making her one year older than Carly.

Quotes

Harper: But I do find the dumber the man, the better the party. (iStart Over)


Harper: Yes I do! Why am I lying? The man is a ding-dong. (iStart Over)


Harper: You should be! Your legs look like Eugene Levy's eyebrows. (iStart Over)


Carly: But you're lactose intolerant.
Harper: My body, my choice. (iStart Over)


Harper: I haven't rubbed on a bitch this much since prom night. (iGuess Everyone Just Hates Me Now)


Appearances

iCarly (2021) Episodes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 Total
1 13
2 10
Total 23
= Appeared M = Mentioned F = Flashback
- = Did not appear V = Voice P = Pictured
Note: Specials are counted as 1 episode in the total (see more information).

Gallery

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See photos of Harper Bettencourt here.

References

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