Gordy is Reardan High School's boy genius. He is responsible for introducing Arnold to the joyous world of books and knowledge. He is an "anglophile" (he loves all things British) and thinks Arnold has a "singular wit" (12.147). He is also the one who has the classic "boner" conversation with Junior (Chapter 12). Arnold and Gordy later form a "tribe of two," since they are both outcasts from their respective communities (Chapter 18).