|“||They're teen royalty... if North Shore was Us Weekly they would always be on the front cover.||”|
At the end of the original film, they're replaced by three unknown freshmen girls.
Regina George is (until Cady Heron arrives) the undisputed leader and Queen Bee of The Plastics. She is the living embodiment of the saying, "beauty is only skin deep." Intelligent, cruel, manipulative, and sociopathic, Regina will use anyone and do anything to achieve her goals. A petty, catty, and misogynistic girl (as she mostly seeks to destroy other females), Regina lives to maintain her position as Alpha Female and torment those she sees as less than superior, which in her mind is practically everyone.
This behavior most likely extends less from her family's wealth, and more so from the permissive and terrible parenting on her mother's part and the absenteeism of her father. Regina's family (father) is very wealthy- possibly wealthier than Gretchen's family. Regina's dominance extends to her family and even her parents rank beneath her, Regina forced them to give her the Master Bedroom in their mansion. Regina is also a gifted athlete, a trait she develops at the film's end.
Gretchen Wieners' father was made a very wealthy man after he invented the popular breakfast pastry, Toaster Strudel. As a result of growing up in such opulence and wealth (and most likely bad parenting), Gretchen became materialistic, entitled and spoiled. Gretchen is a beautiful and intelligent young girl, however her association with the cruel Regina has made her very insecure. Despite not truly liking Regina, Gretchen lives and dies for her approval and obeys her every command. Gretchen is also quite the gossip and can be likened to the intelligence gatherer for the group. Gretchen knows everyone's business (especially the business they want kept secret).
Karen Smith is arguably the most beautiful of The Plastics, however, she is quite dim-witted. Like Regina and Gretchen, Karen also comes from a rich family however, her family isn't as rich as Regina's or Gretchen's. she is regarded as a bimbo by almost everyone as she is thought to be a promiscuous girl (most likely a double standard). She has no true malice in her and follows Regina as a means of staying in the popular group, as leaving it, with her reputation as a "slut," would make her a target.
Highly intelligent and naïve, Cady is the last to be initiated into the group. Later, working under a scheme with Janis Ian after being betrayed by Regina, Cady takes Regina down and replaces her as Queen Bee. Cady becomes shallow and drunk on power leading her to betray her true friends, as well as herself before she manages to come to her senses. Cady is a warm, kind, and accepting person with a near-genius intellect, especially in mathematics.
The Plastics break-up upon the reveal of the Burn Book. Damian Leigh, before the school year is out, identifies a group of girls as "Junior Plastics." Much like their predecessors, they too were nearly hit by a bus, in front of the school.
Quinn Shinn blackmails her way into joining and later even became the leader of the clique. The Plastics lose a game of Powderpuff Football at the end of the film, and Mandi ends up with community service.
See article: Mean Girls: Return of the Plastics
A new group of Plastics shows up at the start of the game's events. They have plans of piecing together the Spring Fling Tiara Cady broke from the first movie and become the queen bees of North Shore. There are eleven types of Plastics the player may encounter during the game in determining difficulties, each varying from speed and strength.
- The girl in the middle is Shelly who is arrogant and distasteful to people that she hates, but she cares deeply for her friends. Her heavenly virtue is charity.
- The girl with the silver skirt is Rina who is lazy and a slob. In general, she's a hot mess who can either be extremely sweet or absurdly mean to someone. Her deadly sin is sloth.
- The girl with the purple skirt is Julia who is elegant and classy, but very kind. Her heavenly virtue is humility.
- The Plastics never refer to themselves as "The Plastics" in the first movie as it was a nickname Janis Ian coined for them.