Who are the supporting characters for The Outsiders?no
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Aside from the main characters of the Susan Hinton novel, The Outsiders--namely the Curtis brothers, Johnny Cade, and Dallas Winston--the supporting cast includes.
- TWO-BIT MATTHEWS. A greaser known for his shoplifting talents and his switchblade, Two-Bit is close friends with Pony, Soda, Johnny and Dallas.
- STEVE RANDLE. Soda's best friend, he is a member of the gang who works with Soda at the gas station.
- CHERRY VALANCE. A cheerleader, Cherry is the girlfriend of Bob, the Soc killed by Johnny Cade.
- TIM SHEPARD. The leader of a rival gang of greasers, his group joins the Curtis brothers' gang in the big rumble against the Socs.
- RANDY ADDERSON. A Soc with a conscience, he is Bob's best friend. However, after Bob's death, he decides to avoid the rumble and later testifies in defense of Ponyboy.
- BOB SHELDON. The Soc with the rings, he has beaten Johnny badly in the past. Johnny gets his revenge, stabbing him when Bob tries to drown Pony in the park.
- BUCK MERRILL. Dallas's friend who loans his T-Bird to Dally to head to Jay Mountain.
- JERRY WOOD. He is the adult at the church who is "too fat" to help save the kids from the fire.