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Dean

Peter "Dean" Moriarty is Alex's main love interest in Season 2. At first, Harper didn't seem to like him because he had no set bedtime, was a bad boy, roams the halls of the school without a pass, and sells fake tattoos in the boy's bathroom (one of which Harper later purchased).

Dean discovered Alex's crush on him when Alex announced it to the school in Graphic Novel. They later went on their second date and skipped their first because Alex believed first dates are 'sappy'. In Saving WizTech, Part 1 Dean kept giving Alex the projects he'd made in wood shop, but didn't realize she didn't like them. So, he later made her a card out of wood that wasn't a project. He referred to her as 'Russo' and himself as 'Moriarty' until this episode. Before he had a chance to give Alex the card, Ronald Longcape Junior used Piggly, Wiggly, get in the Jiggly to lock him up in a block of gelatin and stole his card, which was later discovered by the headmaster of WizTech and therefore, returning it to Alex.

It also shows Alex admitting she is in love with Dean at the end of Saving WizTech, Part 2. Dean appears to be raised by his uncle, as he says in Racing, "my uncle raised me with manners". He seems to really like Alex, wanting to make a good first impression with her parents, and showering her with gifts. In Alex's Brother, Maximan, Dean mentions about his 'mama' making salad and nachos like Alex did. Dean moved away prior to the events of Dream Date. In Dream Date, Alex appeared in Dean's dreams and is controlling him, Dean comes and does not act the way he did in Alex's dreams and they broke up. Alex went in Dean's dream and Dean revealed he took it so easily so he could not have his heart broken. Alex also let Dean do whatever he wanted to in his dreams. He seems to think Abe Lincoln is a decent wingman.

He can often be seen hanging around the school with his posse, Joey, and several others, who seem to like talking about how 'ripped' he is.

Dean is often found on the road going by his alter ego Neal Cassady. He later returns in the Season 4 episode, Journey to the Center of Mason.


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Media
Wizards of Waverly PlaceWizards of Waverly Place: The MovieThe Wizards Return: Alex vs. AlexWizards on Deck with Hannah MontanaSoundtrackVideo GameDisney Channel All Star PartyThe Suite Life on DeckSpellbound
Characters
Alex RussoJustin RussoMax RussoHarper FinkleTheresa RussoJerry RussoZeke BeakermanHershel LaritateMason GreybackJuliet Van HeusenProfessor CrumbsHugh NormousDean MoriartyFelixMonotone WomanChancellor Rudy TootietootieSteve NicholsGigi HollingsworthThe WannabesRileyFrankie/JoeyKelbo RussoJoey • Conscience • RosieGorogTalia RobinsonMiranda HampsonT.J. TaylorOfficer Lamp • Officer Goblin • Dr. Evilini • Alfred • Ronald Longcape Sr.Ronald Longcape Jr. • Mr. Stuffleby • Alucard Van Heusen • Cindy Van Heusen • Frankengirl/Frankie Stein • The Mummy • MacGruder • Chase RiprockBrad SherwoodJerko PhoenixSusanRuby DonahueIsabellaJenny MajorheelyJennette BrocolletiDaphneTutor HatchbackMegan Russo • Archie • Giselle • Javier • Conscience's Conscience • GeorgeWarren NicholsNancy LukeyLisa CucuyDominic • Carmela • Francesca • Evil Alex

Guest Characters: Zack MartinCody MartinLondon TiptonBailey PickettMarion Moseby

Episodes
Season 1: "Crazy 10-Minute Sale" • "First Kiss" • "I Almost Drowned in a Chocolate Fountain" • "New Employee" • "Disenchanted Evening" • "You Can't Always Get What You Carpet" • "Alex's Choice" • "Curb Your Dragon" • "Movies" • "Pop Me and We Both Go Down" • "Potion Commotion" • "Justin's Little Sister" • "Wizard School" • "The Supernatural" • "Alex in the Middle" • "Report Card" • "Report Card" • "Alex's Spring Fling" • "Quinceañera" • "Art Museum Piece"

Season 2: "Smarty Pants" • "Beware Wolf" • "Graphic Novel" • "Racing" • "Alex's Brother, Maximan" • "Saving WizTech" • "Harper Knows" • "Taxi Dance" • Baby Cupid" • "Make it Happen" • "Fairy Tale" • "Fashion Week" • "Helping Hand" • "Art Teacher" • "Future Harper" • "Alex Does Good" • "Hugh's Not Normous" • "Don't Rain on Justin's Parade – Earth" • "Family Game Night" • "Justin's New Girlfriend" • "My Tutor, Tutor" • "Paint By Committee" • "Wizard for a Day" • "Cast-Away (To Another Show)" • "Wizards vs. Vampires on Waverly Place" • "Wizards vs. Vampires: Tasty Bites" • "Wizards vs. Vampires: Dream Date" • "Wizards and Vampires vs. Zombies" • "Retest"
Season 3: "Franken Girl" • "Halloween" • "Monster Hunter" • "Monster Hunter" • "Night at the Lazerama" • "Doll House" • "Marathoner Harper" • "Alex Charms a Boy" • "Wizards vs. Werewolves" • "Positive Alex" • "Detention Election" • "Dude Looks Like Shakira" • "Eat to the Beat" • "Third Wheel" • "The Good, the Bad, and the Alex" • "Western Show" • "Alex's Logo" • "Dad's Buggin' Out" • "Max's Secret Girlfriend" • "Alex Russo, Matchmaker?" • "Delinquent Justin" • "Captain Jim Bob Sherwood" • "Wizards vs. Finkles" • "All About You-Niverse" • "Uncle Ernesto" • "Moving On" • "Wizards Unleashed" • "Wizards Exposed"
Season 4: "Alex Tells the World" • "Alex Gives Up" • "Lucky Charmed" • "Journey to the Center of Mason" • "Three Maxes and a Little Lady" • "Daddy's Little Girl" • "Everything's Rosie for Justin" • "Dancing with Angels" • "Wizards vs. Angels" • "Back To Max" • "Zeke Finds Out" • "Alex Magic Unmasked" • "Meet the Werewolves" • "Beast Tamer" • "Wizard of the Year" • "Misfortune at the Beach" • "Wizards vs. Asteroid" • "Justin's Back In" • "Alex the Puppetmaster" • "My Two Harpers" • "Wizards of Apartment 13B" • "Ghost Roommate" • "Get Along, Little Zombie" • "Wizards vs. Everything" • "Rock Around the Clock" • "Harperella" • "Who Will Be The Family Wizard"

Objects
Alex's Wand • Justin's Wand • Max's Wand • Russo Portal
Locations
Waverly Sub Station • Russo Lair • The Loft • Tribeca PrepWizTech
Songs
Everything Is Not What It Seems • A Year Without Rain