BioEditDonald Glover) is a graduate from Riverside High School who currently attends Greendale Community College. At Riverside, Troy was a popular student who was the star quarterback of the football team and prom king. He had many admirers at school including his fellow classmate at the time Annie Edison who would later join him at Greendale. He had the interest of many elite universities but couldn't handle the pressure of other people's expectations. The night before the game that the college recruiters were to attend, he intentionally dislocated both of his shoulders doing a keg flip at a party. Troy's self inflicted injuries left him with few options after high school for a higher education. Ultimately, Troy chose Greendale because it was close to his house, and because the Greendale commercial had a student giving a thumbs up sign in a "cool way."
PersonalityEditTroy begins the series as an arrogant, selfish jock who is so concerned with keeping his former status as the big man on campus that he still wears his letterman jacket for the first couple days of school. Jeff implied that Troy wanted so badly to be liked that he based a lot of what he did just for other people. As the series went on, Troy evolved from his original persona into a quirky and goofy nerd with an emotional but responsible and sweet side. The transformation is largely due to Abed's mutually beneficial friendship, which Troy seemed to lack in his high school years. Troy cares deeply about his friends and has been willing to sacrifice himself for their sake on several occasions ("Epidemiology", "First Chang Dynasty"). It is implied in "Remedial Chaos Theory " that Troy's presence in the group is needed to keep away chaos. When the actual timeline starts to resemble this dismal version in "Course Listing Unavailable", it is Troy who saves them from a similar fate. Despite his heroic and lovable traits, Troy does have numerous insecurities and something of a childish personality. He struggles to be viewed as an adult the rest of the study group in spite of his childish antics with Abed. In Pillows and Blankets, Abed points out that Troy is extremely emotional, easily distracted, and is insecure about his level of intelligence.
|“||You are a stupid jock who lost his scholarship by dislocating both shoulders in a keg stand!||”|
|“||Keg flip, they are very hard to pull off!||”|
Troy (along with Pierce, Shirley and Annie), is asked by Abed to join Jeff and Britta in a Spanish study group. When it's discovered that Jeff lied about being a Spanish tutor, the rest of the study group kicks him out. When Troy and the others later find Jeff depressed on the steps of the library, they all take pity on him and invite him back in, forming a true study group. Troy and Abed soon become fast friends that slowly blossoms over the semester into a full blown bromance. At the same time, he remains oblivious to Annie who had a huge crush on him. When he helps Britta out at her dance recital it lays the seeds for future developments between them. Troy discovers he has exceptional plumbing skills which becomes a huge story arc for him in Season Three. At the end of the semester, he moves in with Pierce at his mansion.
|“||I just spent the last two years thinking that you guys knew more than me about life and I just found out that you guys are just as dumb as me!||”|
When he returns to school in his sophomore year, Troy is still adjusting to living with Pierce. He and the study group take Anthropology 101 and after a rough first day the group settles back into it's old routine. His friendship with Abed becomes even stronger when they build a blanket fort together, have a friendly competition over the affections of the school librarian and rally together the Greendale students when the school is invaded by City College. He also discovers Pierce's mom dead, a special trampoline with Jeff, and learns a secret about Chang and Shirley he didn't really want to know.
|“||You are the True Repairman Troy. You fix not only air conditioners but the men who fix air conditioners||”|
In Troy's third year at school, He and Abed finally move in together and also later welcome Annie as the roommate at their apartment. His talent as a repairman gets him the attention of the Air Conditioning Repair school annex. Throughout the semester, the head of the A/C department Vice-Dean Robert Laybourne tries to convince Troy to join them offering him not only enrollment but also life as a member of an elite A/C secret society. His junior year sees Troy forced to deal with the school's aggressive recruitment techniques, a schism that forms between him and his best friend Abed, and his relationship with Britta who slowly starts to return his formerly unrequited feelings for her.
|“||It's Pierce's special gym. He never let me use it becuase he thinks I'm a child. He's hiding the indoor swing and I'm a child? Why are there so many collars in here? Oh! Secret dogs!||”|
Troy is now in a relationship with Britta. On Halloween, Troy and Abed dress up as Calvin and Hobbes and Shirley warns Troy about not letting Britta pressuring him into anything he isn't ready for yet.
Relationships in the study groupEdit
(See main article: "Troy and Abed")bromance has been prominently featured on the show. The other members of the study group are both amused and disturbed at how close the two are. Their many misadventures at Greendale inevitably drag their friends into the hijinks and the entire school a few times as well. Because Abed is unable to adequately express emotion, and Troy is overly emotional, this has lead to a few conflicts between them. They soon make up, however, as they understand they are better together than apart. They are currently roommates and share an apartment with Annie.
mansion ("Pascal's Triangle Revisited"). The second year at school together it's revealed that Troy had been quoting Pierce's under a twitter account called "Old white man says" ("Anthropology 101"). When Troy later moves of the mansion to live in an apartment with Abed, Pierce is shown to be jealous. Troy has hinted that he sees Pierce as a bit of a role model of a man going through life despite numerous hardships on his own ("Remedial Chaos Theory").
Troy and Annie")
In their freshmen year, Annie had a crush on Troy that was obvious to everyone except him. He remained oblivious until Britta and Jeff made him aware of it ("Romantic Expressionism"). Unfortunately, at that point Annie had moved on and was dating Vaughn. While it is clear that he finds Annie attractive ("Accounting for Lawyers"), he hasn't tried to pursue her romantically and instead has developed feelings for Britta ("Competitive Wine Tasting"). They have settled into a more fraternal dynamic between them and Troy has told Annie that he enjoys talking to her. ("Paranormal Parentage").
(See main article: "Troy and Britta")Troy and Britta bonded in their first year at Greendale after they discovered they were both taking dancing classes and keeping it a secret from the rest of the study group ("Interpretive Dance"). It was hinted that Troy had a crush on Britta but she remained oblivious to it much like Troy was to Annie's crush on him. Britta later kisses Troy after he uses her attraction to men with pain to woo her ("Competitive Wine Tasting"). She didn't reciprocate his feelings until their third year at school after realizing how deep his affection for her was. At the start of their Senior year at school they are in a relationship and dating.
RC cars, basketball and secret trampolines. The two apparently stop hanging out as much as they used to when Britta reveals inmate details about sexual kinks. At the start of the group's third year at school, Jeff seems to be threatened by Troy and mocks his childishness. By the end of the year, however, Jeff has a change of heart and lets Troy know he doesn't have to be like him to be a grown-up. It is implied that Troy looks to Jeff for approval at he end of "Course Listing Unavailable " both for rallying the group and his feelings for Britta which Jeff does.
sophomore year at school, Troy kept a voice mail Chang sent him that hinted he could be the father of Shirley's baby a secret not wanting Shirley to know until he could verify it ("Epidemiology"). During the Pillows and Blankets War she took Troy's side believing Abed was in the wrong for hurting his feelings. On Halloween of their senior year the two team up together while in Pierce's mansion. She warns Troy to be careful while dating Britta ("Paranormal Parentage"). Later, the two take Physical Education together in which Shirley excels while Troy does not ("Economics of Marine Biology").
Other notable relationshipsEdit
switch. After administrating the punishment, Nana Barnes overhears a conversation Troy and Britta are having and learns her grandson called her a monster. She then demands that Troy get her a switch so she could administer to him the same whooping she gave to Britta.
Appearances with Troy: "Basic Genealogy"
Greendale, he displays extraordinary skills as a plumber, which gets the attention of a janitor named Jerry. Jerry tries to convince him to give up on college and pursue a career in plumbing. He later returns in during Troy's third year at school and warns him about Vice Dean Laybourne and theGreendale air conditioning repair annex.
Season Three, Murray brings Troy to Laybourne's attention after noticing his plumbing skills. Laybourne personally tries to recruit Troy to the Greendale Air Conditioning Repair School Annex, even going as far as to manipulate Troy and Abed against each other. After finally getting Troy enrolled at the school, Laybourne dies soon afterwards in what is deemed an accident. Troy suspects his second-in-command Murray of having something to do with it. In a duel inside the Sun Chamber, Troy later sees what appears to be Laybourne's ghost watching him in the crowd.
Señor Kevin's" to get insider information so he and the group could take down Chang. He reluctantly joins the A/C school to get the group out of a jam when their plan goes awry. Later, Murray personally picks up Troy at his apartment to take him to the A/C school. After suspecting Murray for the death of Laybourne, Troy challenges him to a duel in The Sun Chamber and gets him to admit his guilt.
second year together at Greendale, Troy and Abed both compete for a date with a school librarian named Mariah. Despite the fact that she ultimately chose Troy, he decides not to go out with her after she admits that the reason she didn't pick Abed was because she finds him weird.
Appearances with Troy: "Early 21st Century Romanticism"
"Reading Rainbow." In the study group's sophomore year, Pierce overdoses on drugs and is taken to the hospital. Although he fully recovered he decided to get back at the study group for ignoring him all year. Pretending to be on his death bed, Pierce bequeaths Troy a visit from LeVar Burton in order to mess with him. This has the intended affect as Troy is frozen in his idol's presence and can't talk or move.
Appearances with Troy:"Intermediate Documentary Filmmaking""
RandiEditSeason One episode "Home Economics." Annie, who still had a huge crush on Troy at the time, reluctantly helps him prepare for the date. The relationship seems to not work out when Annie takes back the blanket that she let him borrow in the middle of their date.
|Fall 2010 or Spring 2011||Hairstyling||unknown (played by Marcus Folmar)||Jeff|
|Fall 2009||Accounting||Professor Whitman||Abed, Annie, Jeff, Pierce, Shirley|
|Biology Lab||unknown||Abed, Garrett|
|Modern Dance||Madame LeClair||unknown|
|Spanish 101||Ben Chang|
|Spring 2010||Modern Dance||Madame LeClair||unknown|
|Sailing||Lee Slaughter||Britta, Pierce, Shirley, Star-Burns|
|Spanish 102||Ben Chang||Abed, Annie, Britta, Buddy, Jeff, Pierce, Shirley, Star-Burns|
|Fall 2010||Anthropology 101||June Bauer; Ian Duncan||Abed, Annie, Britta, Chang, Jeff, Pierce, Shirley, Star-Burns|
|Spring 2011||The Actor Inside||Sean Garrity||Britta, Garrett, Vicki|
|Anthropology 102||Ian Duncan||Abed, Annie, Britta, Chang, Fat Neil, Jeff, Pierce, Rich, Shirley, Star-Burns, Vicki|
|Fall 2011||Biology 101||Marshall Kane|
|Spring 2012||Biology||Marshall Kane||Abed, Annie, Britta, Fat Neil (kicked out), Jeff, Magnitude, Pierce, Shirley, Todd, Vicki|
- Jeff: Any other meaningless conspiracy theories?
- Troy: Yes. Did you know Gogurt is just yogurt?
- "My emotions! MY EMOTIONS!"
- "(Grabs a glass of wine) Ooh! No-no juice! Oh, that's good no-no juice."
- Troy: You chloroformed the janitor?
- Annie: Stop yelling at me! You're the ones that got caught!
- Troy: You're the one who's yelling!
- "I don't know what to do. My whole brain is crying!"
- "(Hey, Troy sneezes like a girl!) How 'bout I pound you like a boy- that didn't come out right."
- "Do they do stuff to your butt? (No.) Do you get paid more if they do stuff to your butt? (No.) It's fine. I'll do it. I'm in."
- "Aww, I wanna lick it."
- "You don't get to tell me what to do! You are not Shirley! ...And Shirley's not my mom!"
- "Oh, let's not leap to thing doing!"
- "The only thing I have to know about the universe is that I'm at the center of it."
- "Bing, bong, sing along! Your team's Al Gore 'cuz your views are wrong."
- "No. We're all gonna get through this. We're all alive, and we're all fine. And Britta, you're not the worst. You're the best."
- "He's shooting lightning, and I'm naked!"
- "No! No, take him to the police...he murdered someone. Take him to jail. You guys are weird."
- "Gasp! Kettle Korn! Thats a fun time snack!!"
- "You are bad at gift giving!"
- Troy's favorite movie is The Bridge on the River Kwai.
- In Season 2, Troy's phone is a Motorola Droid X.
- Troy takes dance and acting classes with Britta.
- Troy has a candy cigarette habit.
- Troy is 22 years old.
- Troy's nickname is T-Bone. Other nicknames are "Butt Soup" and "The Disco Spider."
- Troy has a gimmick where he mentions butts with admiration or intrigue.
- Troy has a tendency of pretending to be asleep whenever he is in an awkward situation.
- Troy appears at the end of Season 3 to be committed to the revamped air conditioning repair annex.
- Used to think that everyone was age 10 twice.
- Troy apparently cries when he hears "Come Sail Away" by Styx.
- Cried during The About a Boy Soundtrack