Victorious was an award-winning Nickelodeon comedy that ran from 2010 to 2013. It followed Tori Vega and her classmates at Hollywood Arts performing arts school, featuring Ariana Grande as Cat Valentine – known for her red hair, bubbly personality, and eccentric behaviors.
Cat’s Mental Health Issues
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Reasons behind Cat’s unpredictable actions on Victorious include mental health issues. Her mental illness caused her to act without thinking or predictability and often led her into unexpected or dangerous situations.
Cat may have suffered from bipolar disorder. Bipolar is a condition characterized by mood swings between states of mania (high energy and euphoria) and depression (low energy and sadness), with people with bipolar having high self-esteem, racing thoughts, and talkativeness during manic episodes.
Robbie sang about each character before mentioning Cat as being bipolar. In one such video posted to TheSlap.com for fans to view behind-the-scenes material from their show, Robbie mentioned Cat being bipolar as part of Robbie singing each one’s name off in succession and singing their names off one after another.
Cat may have also suffered from autism spectrum disorder (ASD). ASD is a developmental condition that impairs communication and socialization skills; those living with ASD may find it hard to interpret social cues, express emotions freely, adapt quickly to change, develop special interests, repetitive behaviors or possess sensory sensitivities.
Fans have hypothesized that Cat could have autism spectrum disorder due to her social inadequacies and difficulty with sarcasm and jokes as well as her obsession with certain topics (like her favorite color or singer). However, this should not be taken as an official diagnosis.
Cat’s Family Problems
One factor contributing to Cat’s instability was due to her turbulent family relationships. Although Cat had some supportive relatives, her situation was unbalanced enough that emotional instability and insecurity likely played a factor.
Cat’s brother was demonstrated as being mentally unstable and potentially dangerous, frequently engaging in odd and/or illegal behavior such as placing bibs on animals at the zoo, setting fire to parade floats or locking himself away for six hours at a time in his closet. Additionally, he often broke into people’s houses to steal their stuff.
Cat’s parents did not show much affection or care towards her; they often neglected or left her alone with her brother. Furthermore, they seemed incapable of understanding or appreciating Cat’s personality or talents; for instance they gave her a rock for her birthday present, failed to collect her from the airport upon landing and did not attend her school performances.
Cat may have developed her quirky personality as a means of dealing with family problems. She may have used humor, optimism and creativity as protective mechanisms against loneliness, sadness and fear.
FAQ: The Ultimate Guide to Your Questions
Q. Who Played Cat in Victorious?
A: Cat was played by Ariana Grande, who has gone on to be an immensely successful singer since appearing on Nickelodeon.
Q: What was Victorious all about?
A: Victorious was about Tori Vega, who attended an arts high school while getting involved in bizarre situations with her friends.
Q: Why was Victorious cancelled?
A: Victorious was cancelled before filming of season four started, prompting Nickelodeon to divide up its third season into two parts, extending the show for four seasons instead of three. While its cancellation remains unknown, speculation suggests it might have something to do with Ariana Grande and Jennette McCurdy from iCarly starrer Sam And Cat and that spin-off series.