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Suzanne Hertz

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Hertz fougere


First appearance Seeing Is Believing
Known as Steinback
Physical information
Hair color Grey (in old age)
Brown (in Evolution)
Eye color Blue
Portrayal
Engish voice Jodi Forrest (2004-2007)
French voice Nathalie Stas (2003-2007)
Played by Sophie Fougère (2012-present)

Suzanne Hertz is a homeroom teacher and also the science teacher at Kadic. Known by students as Mrs. Hertz or Ms. Hertz, she replaced Franz Hopper as a science teacher. With her students, she usually does a lot of experiments - some of which help against X.A.N.A.'s attacks. She deeply loves nature and is also shown to have a sense of humor. Jim Morales, the PE teacher and campus supervisor, is shown to have a crush on her in the second season.

Personality and Appearance

In regards to physical appearance and voice, she usually looks and sounds like a woman in her sixties. In Code Lyoko, her hair is gray and frizzy but in Code Lyoko Evolution, her hair is brown, straight and shoulder-length. Ms. Hertz believes that Jeremie and Herb are two of her best students, and Ulrich and Odd are two of her worst.

Sometimes, Suzanne is drawn without the crow's feet behind her eyes and the wrinkles beside her mouth, making her face look younger. In the beginning scene of Nobody in Particular, her usual "old lady" inflections in her voice disappeared too, but only for a sentence or two.

Biography

Pre-Season One

In the book timeline, Mrs. Hertz started her career as Waldo Schaeffer's lab assistant, and had some involvement in the various prototypes to Lyoko. When Mr. Schaeffer disappeared, she replaced him at Kadic.

She makes a brief appearance in X.A.N.A. Awakens. Odd and Ulrich first met in her science class.

Season One

Ms. Hertz first appeared in the episode Seeing is Believing where she was doing a presentation to the class on the nuclear power plant that was being built on the other side of the town. When the nuclear reactor was shown to be malfunctioning, the plant's manager was shown to be discussing the problem with Ms.Hertz, implying that she has a strong background in physics. Ms.Hertz was present at the school when Yumi tried to warn everyone about the reactor about to explode due to an overload of electricity.  

Ms. Hertz made a brief appearance in End of Take. She is show teaching the class. In Satellite, Ms. Hertz took away all of the students' phones when they went off in class. She is later seen discussing the matter with Mr. Delmas and Jim. It was hinted here that she and Jim are Mr. Delma's advisers.

She made a minor appearance in "Killer Music," where she did nothing when Yumi ran out of the class.

Ms. Hertz is later shown in Laughing Fit, where she taught the class about laughing gas, by demonstrating it on herself. Ms. Hertz explains to the class how the effects of laughing gasses can be stopped by drinking water.  She is later seen attending the school play, and is affected by X.A.N.A.'s laughing gas attack.  

Ms. Hertz was shown in The Robots, demonstrating a new screw driver that cut through titanium. In Zero Gravity Zone, Ms. Hertz is shown experimenting in the lab when X.A.N.A. lauches his Zero-gravity attack, on the school.  

Season Two

In New Order, she assigned the students to go into the Park, find plants, photograph them, and diagram them. She gave Sissi a 0, since she diagrammed a plant from the mall florist.

In Cold War, Mrs. Hertz took some of the children into the basement level of the Science Building.

Season Three

In Nobody in Particular, she attempted to place Ulrich in the remedial science class, believing that it was the only way he had any hope of catching up. She stopped this attempt in exchange for a bribe: Argentine Tango lessons from Jim.

Season Four

In The Lake, Mrs. Hertz co-ran a field trip with Jim. The two of them supervised the loading of the bus. Upon arrival, she gave an impassioned speech about nature. She then made a lewd joke. When the students were done unloading, they traveled the island, with her demonstrating various life. She was called in to check on Nicholas, when he was shocked. She was shocked as well. She was nearly kissed by Jim when he was trying to wake her up. Later in the episode, Odd carried her unconscious body, to avoid getting crushed or electrocuted.

Evolution

Appearances

Season One

Season Two

Season Three

Season Four

Season Five

Video Games

Etymology

Suzanne is a French and English variant of the Hebrew name Shoshannah (שׁוֹשַׁנָּה). The name derives from the Hebrew word shoshan (שׁוֹשָׁן), which means lily. Hertz is a German surname derived from the German word herz, meaning heart. The name is also a reference to Heinrich Hertz, a German physicist and the namesake of the hertz, a unit of time that measures frequency, referring to Suzanne's position as a science teacher at Kadic Academy.

Trivia

  • In the second book called The Nameless City, Suzanne's backstory is developed further, revealing that she was Waldo Schaeffer's former assistant prior to him being taken captive by X.A.N.A.
  • It is revealed in Wrong Exposure that Mrs. Hertz replaced Franz Hopper as the science teacher at Kadic Academy after he disappeared ten years ago.
  • Suzanne has a long-time boyfriend named Pedro, who is mentioned in both Nobody in Particular and Hot Shower.
    • Despite her relationship with Pedro, she and Jim have a rather flirtatious relationship.
  • Throughout the English version of the series, students refer to Suzanne interchangeably as Ms. and Mrs. Hertz, making her marital status difficult to ascertain. However, the existence of her aforementioned boyfriend implies she is unmarried.
  • Ms. Hertz appears to have a passion for environmentalism, as demonstrated in both Lyoko Minus One and The Lake.
  • Suzanne is a member of the Council of Representatives, along with Jim, Jean-Pierre, and Odd.
  • Suzanne has a desire to learn ballroom dancing, specifically the Argentine tango.
  • Many of X.A.N.A.'s attacks in the first season were based on subjects Suzanne was teaching to Jeremie, Ulrich, Odd in their class.
  • In Finnish, she was played by Katja Sirkiä in Season 3 and Season 4.

Gallery

Seasons 1-4

Evolution

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