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Their attitude can be quite dislikeable; the main reason for their fame and power is the fact that they are all extremely beautiful, and the prettiest and most glamorous group of girls in the entire school.
In the first movie, they are replaced by the Junior Plastics.
Regina George is the (until Cady Heron arrives) 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. She is a petty, catty and misogynistic girl who lives to maintain her position as The Alpha Female and torment those she sees as less than superior, which in her mind is practically everyone. Regina's behavior most likely extends less from her family's wealth and more from the permissive and terrible parenting on her mother’s part and absenteeism on her father’s. Regina's family (father) is very wealthy, possibly wealthier than Gretchen's. 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 film's end.
Gretchen Wieners's 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 as if she were Regina's slave. 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 Cady Heron, she is from a middle-class family. Karen is regarded as a bimbo by almost everyone and 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, innocent and naïve, Cady Heron is the last to be initiated into the group. Later, working under a scheme with Janis Ian after being betrayed by Regina, Cady takes 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 the front of the school.
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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. Mandi ends up with community service.
Mean Girls: Return of the Plastics
See article: Mean Girls: Return of the Plastics
A new group of Plastics show 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's 11 types of Plastics the player may encounter during the game in determined difficulties, each varying from speed and strength.
The girl in the middle is Shelly she is arrogant and distasteful to people that she hates but she cares deeply for her friends and her heavenly virtue is charity.
The girl with the silver skirt is Rina she 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 she 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. It was a nickname Janis coined for them.