No Fan Could Name 100% Of These Shameless Characters

Between its ridiculously entertaining characters and hilarious plot lines, it's hard not to be addicted to Shameless. It took us all of three episodes to get to full-on "TV addict" mode. In the world of Netflix that we live in (and that black hole of a "Play Next" button), everyone knows what it feels like to be addicted to a TV show. Everything else in life falls to the wayside. Eating? It all becomes delivery and it's all eaten in front of the TV. Work? Just something we have to get through before we can get back to that hallowed cushion on the couch we crave every waking moment of the day.

It's particularly bad with shows like Game Of Thrones and Daredevil, where actual lives can be at stake if we don't watch the next episode (well, the characters' lives, but it sure doesn't feel that way). But the show ranks pretty high up there on the addictive index. It's like This Is Us. Sure, the show may not have high-stakes battles and fight scenes, but there's just something about the way the show makes us feel that's downright addicting. There's something about all that gushy family stuff. In This Is Us, it's hard not to relate to the characters' familial struggles. In Shameless, it can be hard to relate to the characters, given that they get up to some pretty weird stuff. But it's a bit like watching reality TV. No matter how crazy our families are, at least they're not as bad as the Gallaghers.

Can any fan name 100% of these characters?

Question 1

Who is this character?

Can anyone remember this guy? He was a boyfriend of Fiona's in one of the recent seasons, and things did not end well. While they were together, although they certainly loved one another, they had their fair share of issues. This guy had some issues with addiction, and although he went straight a while ago, managing Patsy's Pies and trying to be a good father to his child, he fell off the rails a few times. This didn't make Fiona too happy, especially given that she found out he'd fallen off the wagon on their wedding day. Yeah, not exactly romantic. Who is he?

Question 2

Who is the character on the right?

This character made her debut in the most recent season of the show. She is the niece of one of the Gallagher children's recent girlfriends. A biker chick with a passion for slapping her partner while getting up to the more... err, passionate deeds, she wasn't exactly the "parent" type, and when this child fell into her care, she didn't do a great job of looking out for her. As a result, this Gallagher takes her in and starts to care for her almost as a father. That is, until her mother returns. Then, the Gallagher starts to realize that he can't be the child's guardian. What is her name?

Question 3

Who is the character on the right?

This character was one of the Gallaghers' boyfriends in one of the more recent seasons of the show. The two meet and start out their relationship as friends, but gradually, a romance blossoms and, after a series of strange events, the Gallagher in question becomes something of an icon within the gay community. However, after this Gallagher runs off with his ex-boyfriend and leaves his partner guessing as to his whereabouts, things start to go downhill. Although this character isn't really in the picture anymore, we sure miss him. What is his name?

Question 4

Who is this character?

This character was the boyfriend and husband of one of the Gallaghers. He is disabled and is the brother of one of the girlfriends of a certain Gallagher (we know, it gets confusing). But his role in the story was simple enough. The Gallagher in question married this character for the convenience of it. He provided her with stability and an income on which to raise her child. There was no love involved in the relationship, and slowly, this character starts to realize that he is being used. After this, the Gallagher he married is kicked to the curb. Who is this character?

Question 5

Who is this character?

This character was a central aspect of the storyline for the first few seasons of the show. She was the mother of one of the Gallaghers' girlfriends and eventually, she becomes a romantic interest of the father of the Gallaghers. Throughout the series, her quirky taste in romance becomes evident, and this combined with her aversion to leaving her house (lest she meet her end in some horrific accident) makes her one of the strangest characters to ever grace the show (and that is saying something). Although she left the series a few seasons back, we still miss her. Who is she?

Question 6

Who is this character?

This character was one of the boyfriends of a Gallagher sister. He and this sister met and courted one another for a week. After this short period of time, they decided to get married. However, their romance doesn't last. In fact, it ends quite unpleasantly, with Gallagher resuming relations with one of her exes while simultaneously making it quite clear that she has feelings for one of her friends (the Gallaghers certainly don't have boring lives). After she breaks her trust with him in these ways, he is understandably not too happy, and things fall apart. What is his name?

Question 7

Who is this character?

This guy is one of the main characters in the series. He often drives plot lines with his poor decision-making and his selfishness. The father of the Gallaghers, he is extremely dysfunctional and never really acted like a father to his children. Rather than parenting his kids, he spent his time in the bar, with women and coming up with strange schemes to cheat his way into money. Understandably, not many people want to keep this character in their lives once he reveals his true colours to them. But the Gallaghers are kind of stuck with him. What is his name?

Question 8

Who is the character on the right?

This character was a boyfriend of a Gallagher in the most recent season of the show. He was a carpenter and also acted as a... er, donor of sorts, to the lesbians in this character's building. After a bit of a back and forth, this character and Gallagher begin a relationship, which goes quite well right up until the end of the season. He is Irish and has quite an interesting past, maintaining an aura of mystery which only intrigues Gallagher further. However, the mystery surrounding him turns out to be the bad kind, and at the end of the season, it is revealed that he has a secret family. Who is he?

Question 9

Who is this character?

Anyone remember this gal? She was the girlfriend of the Gallagher's resident genius while he was in university and she was quite the character. When he was in high school, this Gallagher's relationships were limited to a couple of his high school sweethearts, but once he graduates and enters university, he meets all kinds of different women. This girl in particular was one of the first girls Gallagher gets together with when he arrives at MIT. He moves on pretty quickly after getting involved with his professor, and this gal definitely was not happy about that. What is her name?

Question 10

Who is this character?

This character is one of the central personalities in the series. He is the neighbour of the Gallaghers, and given their close proximity, the two families become good friends. They are often over at each others' houses and they go through a lot of the drama that we see in the series together, coming together to form one giant South Side family. He and his wife have three kids together, and, alongside his wife, he is involved in the only "thrupple" in the series. After he and his wife hit a rough patch in their marriage, they involve their babysitter in their relationship and things take an interesting turn. Who is this character?

Question 11

Who is this character?

This character was one of the Gallaghers' girlfriends in one of the recent seasons of the show. She is the daughter of a police officer and she is one of the first girls that this particular Gallagher gets involved with. This young Gallagher went through a thug phase during which he was involved with drugs and associated with some dangerous people. He doted upon this girl during that phase, but she didn't return his affection until he let go of his thug-habits and went back to his regular life. After this, they get involved, but things deteriorate quickly when she betrays his trust with a college boy. Who is she?

Question 12

Who is this character?

This character is the main character in the series. After her mother and father dropped the ball with her younger siblings, this Gallagher takes on the mantle of matriarch and raises her younger siblings herself, putting them through school and serving as a mother to them. Given her difficult upbringing and the weighty responsibilities she was forced to shoulder at such a young age, she had to learn to look out for herself as a teenager. Nowadays, she's doing much better after one of her investments panned out, and unfortunately, she'll be leaving the series at the end of the current season. What is her name?

Question 13

Who is this character?

This character is a good friend and neighbour of the Gallaghers. She and her husband are basically extended family of the Gallaghers. They often share meals together and they look out for one another as if they are siblings. She is married to the equivalent of a giant teddy bear and the two of them own a bar together. This character and her husband have embarked on some interesting adventures throughout the years, including a "thrupple" relationship with a certain character. This character is as tough as nails and will always look out for her friends. What is her name?

Question 14

Who is this character?

This character is one of the younger Gallaghers. He has had one of the most interesting journeys of the Gallaghers, going through a thug phase in his youth and eventually, straightening out and joining the military. Although he has been involved with crime and drugs in the past, more recently, he has become a devoted soldier, training to join the army. Recently, we've also been seeing more of this character's soft side. After volunteering at a store that offers euthanasia for pets, he couldn't stand to watch them in pain, and took the animals home to allow them a natural demise. Who is he?

Question 15

Who is the character on the left?

This character was a good friend to one of the Gallagher brothers. He started out as this character's professor, but gradually, he took this Gallagher under his wing and became a mentor for him. He, like this Gallagher, struggled with alcoholism, and when Gallagher falls off the wagon and sabotages himself, this character is there to pick him up off the ground. He even pays for him to go to rehabilitation. Unfortunately, his demons eventually catch up with him and he ends up in jail for a DUI. Things don't end well for him in jail, which leaves Gallagher distressed. What is his name?

Question 16

Who is this character?

This character was a love interest of one of the Gallagher brothers. She was his professor at university and the two embarked upon a taboo romance after they discovered their chemistry with one another. After Gallagher visits her in her office, the sparks fly, and after that, they frequently visit one another. Gallagher discovers that she is in an open relationship with her husband, which only makes him even more attracted to her. Unfortunately, things don't end well between the two of them, with an ex-girlfriend of Gallagher's sending out a racy picture of the professor and making the relationship between her and Gallagher a public spectacle at the university. What is her name?

Question 17

Who is this character?

This character was the child of the oldest daughter of the Gallagher patriarch. After he becomes sick due to his alcoholism, the Gallagher patriarch seeks out his eldest daughter, who was born of one of his old romances, to ask for a liver transplant. She had never known her father, and discovering that Gallagher is her father is both a delight and a disappointment for her. After he finds her, he discovers that he has a grandchild through her. A young boy with a rather strange personality, this child becomes a side character in a few of the seasons of the show. What is his name?

Question 18

Who is the character on the right?

This character was the boyfriend of one of the Gallaghers during one of the more recent seasons. He is a firefighter and the two meet at the fire station. After Gallagher propositions this character with something... er, let's say, casual, this character responds with distaste, preferring more commitment. As a result, the two begin a relationship, and they jive quite well together for the majority of the season. However, the relationship comes to an end when this boyfriend cheats on Gallagher with a woman. To Gallagher, this is clearly a breach of trust, but the boyfriend doesn't agree, which brings the romance to an end. Who is he?

Question 19

Who is this character?

This character is a love interest of one of the Gallagher brothers. She and Carl collaborate on a scheme to get some of her parents' money, and eventually, they embark upon a relationship. It quickly becomes obvious that this character is quite unstable, but she continues to reel the Gallagher brother in with... er, certain pleasures of the flesh. Eventually, she manages to rope Gallagher into marrying her, and she follows him to the training facility he has to ship out to, camping outside the gate and harassing her husband through the fence. Eventually, she goes missing under mysterious circumstances. Who is she?

Question 20

Who is this character?

This character was the first love interest of the eldest Gallagher sister. They meet in the very first season and they have a great relationship in the beginning. He becomes part of the Gallagher clan, but eventually, it becomes obvious that he is hiding an aspect of himself from the Gallaghers. As it turns out, he's a bit of a criminal, and as things start to go sour between him and Gallagher, it is revealed that he actually has a wife who is the daughter of a Brazilian drug dealer. He returns later in the series, but he and Gallagher never work things out. Who is he?

Question 21

Who is this character?

This character is the main love interest of one of the Gallagher brothers. He is one of the most mean of the neighbourhood thugs, and his relationship with Gallagher begins as one of violence. However, they develop feelings for one another over time, and although Ian seems to be the partner more invested in their relationship at first, as things progress, it becomes obvious that this character feels just as strongly towards Gallagher. They go through some ups and downs together as Gallagher battles bipolar disorder, and they end up breaking up a few times. But eventually, they end up together in jail. What is his name?

Question 22

Who is this character?

This character is a woman who enters the series as the woman who forces herself upon Milkovich, one of the Gallaghers' love interests. She ends up bearing Milkovich's child, but she quickly becomes more entwined with the Balls than with the Milkovich's or the Gallaghers. She enters into a "thrupple" with the Balls, entering their relationship after they hit a bump in their marriage. Although the three are very happy together for awhile, this character ends up betraying the Balls, and although she is still in the series, she is not part of the "thrupple" any longer. Who is she?

Question 23

Who is this character?

This character was one of the first love interests of the eldest Gallagher brother. She had a bit of a difficult temperament and often behaved poorly towards Gallagher. However, given how infatuated with her he was, Gallagher kept coming back to her. Eventually, another one of Gallagher's love interests ends up hitting this character with a car, and she experiences some brain problems. After this, her difficult nature disappears and she becomes a sweet girl, much to the joy of her mother and others around her. She leaves the series after marrying a minor character in the series. What is this character's name?

Question 24

Who is this character?

This character is one of the Gallagher brothers. He comes out early in the series as gay and later, is revealed to have bipolar disorder. Given the prejudice he has to deal with on both fronts, he has a bit of a difficult time in life. However, he finds happiness in many loving relationships, and eventually, he ends up with the love of his life in jail, Milkovich. Throughout his time in the series, he often struggles with his mental health, and eventually, during one of his manic episodes, he blows up a car, which lands him in jail. Who is he?

Question 25

Who is this character?

This woman is a minor character in the series. She owns the laundromat that the eldest Gallagher sister eventually ends up buying. It's hard not to love this character given her compassionate nature and her adorable devotion to her cats. She experiences dementia, and although she lived alone in her apartment atop her laundromat for 50 years, at the end of her time on the series, she ends up moving into an assisted living facility. Although she wasn't a major character, she pulled on the heartstrings of audiences with her gentle approach to life and the difficulty of her situation. Who is she?

Question 26

Who is this character?

This character is the youngest Gallagher sister. She starts out as a young girl, but we see her grow up into a young woman throughout the course of the series. She gets involved with both men and women, and eventually, she ends up bearing a child. Although she demonstrated some immaturity during her teenage years, having a child rapidly matures her. She learns a trade and figures out a way to make good money in order to provide for her daughter, who is named after her father. Between the heavy responsibility on her young shoulders and her feisty nature, it's difficult not to respect this character. Who is she?

Question 27

Who is this character?

This character is the eldest Gallagher brother. He is introduced in the series as the smartest of the Gallaghers, and although he doesn't have a large amount of faith in himself, his girlfriend in high school ends up submitting an application on his behalf to MIT. He ends up studying there, but unfortunately, he inherits his father's addiction issues and ends up experiencing alcoholism. Eventually, he ends up getting expelled from school, and after this, his struggles with alcohol only get worse. After a stint in rehab, he straightens himself out, but he still wrestles with his addiction on a daily basis. Who is he?

Question 28

Who is this character?

This character is a love interest of the eldest Gallagher brother in one of the more recent seasons. She never becomes a serious girlfriend of Gallagher, but she and he embark on a more... let's say casual relationship. They often rendezvous in the bike shop they both work in. However, their romance is short-lived and eventually, this character ends up on a plan out of Chicago, leaving her little niece behind. Although his relationship with this woman comes to an end after she leaves the city, Gallagher ends up taking care of the little girl she abandoned. What is the biker woman's name?

Question 29

Who is this character?

This character is the youngest Gallagher child. Although he doesn't have a very prominent role in the series during the early seasons due to his young age, as he gets older, he takes on a more central role in the storyline. Given his race, he is assumed to have a different father than the rest of the Gallaghers, but at a key point in the series, it is revealed that he is actually the Gallagher patriarch's biological son . This character's father makes it his mission to get this child into a good school. The boy ends up in a private school getting an excellent education, but later in the series, he is kicked out. What is his name?

Question 30

Who is this character?

This character is the girlfriend of the eldest Gallagher brother early on in the series. She competes with another girl from the character's high school for his attentions, but eventually, Gallagher ends up with her. She falls hard for Gallagher and ends up submitting applications for him to university. After Gallagher leaves for school, their relationship is left up in the air. He meets many different women in university, and although he still sees this character when he visits home, their relationship changes irreparably after Gallagher becomes involved with different people in university. What is the name of this character?

Question 31

Who is this character?

This character entered the series after the Gallagher patriarch realized he needed a liver transplant. Given that all of the relatives already in his life weren't exactly inclined to sacrifice their own wellbeing for the sake of their father's (given that he'd never done anything of the sort for them), Gallagher seeks out a long lost daughter of his. Although things start out pretty strange between the two of them (suffice it to say that things happened that should NOT happen between a father and daughter), she eventually seems quite happy to have her father back in her life. But, as they normally do with Gallagher, things only go downhill from there and their relationship does not end on good terms. Who is this character?

Question 32

Who is this character?

This character is a love interest of the eldest Gallagher brother (if anyone hasn't notice, the Gallaghers have a LOT of love interests). The two meet at Patsy's Pies and embark upon a relationship that starts out casual, but rapidly evolves into something more serious. Both characters have difficult histories, with Gallagher dealing with alcohol and the character pictured raising a child as a single mother (while dealing with the child's absentee and drug-addicted father). They've got a lot of problems between the two of them, but they complement each other well. However, they don't end things on good terms. Who is this character?

Question 33

Who is this character?

This character wasn't in the series for much time, but he sure made an impression when he was. He entered the scene as the father of one of the main characters in the show. However, when two of the other characters catch this man doing the deed with his supposed "daughter," things are thrown into question. As it turns out, this character was actually the husband of this character. This kind of complicates things given that this particular character is involved in a "thrupple" with two of the show's main characters. What is the name of this character?

Question 34

Who is this character?

This character is a tenant in the eldest Gallagher daughter's building. After Gallagher invests in a laundromat and makes a butt-ton of money off of it, she decides to run with her success and purchase an apartment building. Within the building resides a lesbian couple, and Gallagher quickly befriends one of the women. She learns that the woman and her partner are planning on having a child. As it turns out, the man who acted as the donor to the lesbian couple ends up dating Gallagher, creating a neat little network of love in the building. Who is this character?

Question 35

Who is this character?

This man is a side character early on in the series. He ends up with one of the Gallaghers' girlfriends, but, in a strange turn of events, he enters into a relationship with his partner's mother. Things get pretty kinky between the two of them, with both of them preferring atypical intercourse to the more typical missionary-style fun. As things escalate between this character and his partner's mother, they eventually decide that they'd be better off if he went off with her daughter and took care of her (she was the girlfriend of Gallagher's that ended up with brain problems). Who is this character?

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