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Sophie and Dex is the friendship/platonic pairing of Sophie Foster and Dexter Dizznee. Dex and Sophie are best friends and cousins (by adoption). Because of this Dex is often over at Havenfield, and Grady has often teased Sophie and Dex about how they always are together. Dex is often jealous of Fitz, especially in Book 1, when Fitz knew more of Sophie's secrets than Dex did. But later in Book 4, Dex gets over his prejudice with both Fitz and Keefe and all three become friends. Dex also often acts embarrassed when he shows his feelings to Sophie and she compliments him.

Besides Fitz, Dex has been Sophie's first supporter and friend, and they've both gone through a lot together ever since the first book. Dex thinks of Sophie's abilities and brown eyes unique and cool even when people tell her otherwise.

Sophie doesn't quite share the same feelings, but when he always goes out of his way to impress her or do something to make her happy, she is truly grateful to him.

In Book 6, Sophie and Dex kiss, proving there is no chemistry between them; after all, they are cousins, even though, technically, Sophie is adopted. They still remain best friends, even though it was awkward for them for awhile after the kiss. After Flashback they share a joke; implying that they are "good" (this is the word Dex uses when Tam asks them if he should "leave them alone"

Pairing Names[]

  • Dophie (D/ex and S/ophie)
  • Dexphie (Dex and So/phie)
  • Soxter (So/phie and De/xter)
  • Sophex (Soph/ie and D/ex)
  • Sodex (So/phie and Dex)
  • Dexie (Dex and Soph/ie)
  • Doxie (D/e/x and S/o/ph/ie)
  • Dephie (De/x and So/phie)
  • Fostee (Fost/er and Dizzn/ee)
  • Dizzner (Fost/er and Dizzn/ee )
  • Soex (So/phie and D/ex)
  • Diztor(Diz/nee and Fos/ter)
  • Sodexter(So/phie and Dexter)


Book 1: Keeper of the Lost Cities[]

  1. Dex meets Sophie in Slurps and Burps, and Dex says that he likes Sophie's brown eyes. Sophie blushes. Sophie says that she is weird, and Dex replies that he likes weird.
  2. At Sophie's house, Dex is fascinated by her human things. He says that he could fix her iPod.
  3. Dex tells Sophie that she should relax and her first day at Foxfire will be fine. He shows her around.
  4. Sophie grabs the food that Dex takes at lunch, and regrets it because they are gross. Dex apologizes for getting detention and asks if Sophie will be okay without him.
  5. Sophie introduces Dex to Fitz. When Fitz calls him "Deck" and Dex is offended, she defends Fitz. Afterwards, Dex glares at her, saying that Sophie likes Fitz, like the other girls, and that she was beaming when Fitz smiled at her.
  6. Dex tells Sophie that Biana is jealous of her because she was used to being the prettiest girl in school. He blushes bright red, and so does Sophie. They don't know what to do, so they just leap home.
  7. Sophie teams up with Dex in the Ultimate Splotching Challenge. Dex grins smugly and says that she will be easy to beat. Sophie rolls her eyes. Sophie gets Dex out, he stares at her with slime running down his chin and then says that he probably deserved that.
  8. Dex tells Sophie that beating Fitz in Splotching was the best present she could give him.
  9. Dex gives Sophie a Prattle. When he gets a rare pin, he gives it to Sophie so she can start her collection. Marella says that of course, he would want to give it to Sophie, and Dex blushes.
  10. When Fitz and Biana sit with Sophie, Dex spends the entire lunch sulking.
  11. Sophie asks Dex to tutor her in Alchemy because he is the best alchemist she knows, and he beams.
  12. Dex comes over to Sophie's house to tutor her, and it almost catches on fire (multiple times).
  13. Dex tells Sophie to relax, and she will do fine on her exams because they have been practising a lot.
  14. Sophie defends Dex when Stina makes fun of him.
  15. Dex says that if Sophie fails, he will organize a protest.
  16. Sophie gives Dex her Disneyland watch after midterms. Dex gives her back her fixed iPod, with a ton of new features. Sophie says that it is amazing, and resists the urge to hug him. Dex blushes.
  17. Dex snaps that Sophie does not have a boyfriend when Keefe says she does and teases her about getting a heart bracelet from Valin. Sophie changes the subject when Keefe is about to tease Dex about liking Sophie.
  18. Sophie hugs Dex when she finds out she passed Alchemy. She giggles when his face turns red.
  19. Dex gets close to her when they are searching for stars.
  20. Sophie and Dex both get kidnapped and have to rely on each other to survive in the forbidden cities until they can find a light leaping crystal.

Keeper of the Lost Cities: Exile[]

  1. Dex holds her hand as they walk towards Alden's tree.
  2. Dex's little brothers and sister tease him about having a crush on Sophie.
  3. They both blushed because of their friends.
  4. Dex writes on a notebook "I never see you anymore," and Sophie writes back "I miss you too."
  5. Dex is jealous of Keefe and claims he is worse than "Wonderboy." (Dex's name for Fitz).
  6. Grady asks about Dex clearly exhibiting how he pairs them together.
  7. Dex wants to come with Sophie to see Councillor Terik.
  8. Dex sits next to Sophie despite her smelling like curdleroot.
  9. Dex says he only feels safe around Sophie.
  10. Sophie tells Dex she cares about him.
  11. Dex and Sophie hold hands very tightly in front of their Wanderlings.
  12. Dex didn't want to leave her with Wylie, yet he goes anyway.
  13. Dex helps Sophie realize that the Vackers will come around, even though he was the one who hated the Vackers before.
  14. Dex is jealous when Keefe is at Sophie's house so much.
  15. Dex lets Sophie tell Keefe he's a Technopath, even though he is embarrassed.
  16. Dex helps to get a message from the cave despite having to relive memories.

Keeper of the Lost Cities: Everblaze[]

  1. Right before Sophie went into the locker room one time, Dex stopped her to give her a panic button ring. He has a matching one. When he was presenting his handmade gift, some other girls were laughing at the scene before them.

Keeper of the Lost Cities: Neverseen[]

  1. There are not a lot of Sophie-Dex moments in Neverseen, but throughout the book, Dex is shown always trying to look out for Sophie and care for her, and he even ends his prejudice against Fitz which pleases Sophie. At one point in the book, Sophie tells him that she feels comfortable and at home when she is around him, and Dex responds by hugging her and telling her he will always be there for her, which makes Sophie smile.

Keeper of the Lost Cities: Nightfall[]

  1. Sophie thought that Dex looked "adorably excited" when she was about to enhance him.
  2. They kiss awkwardly and realize they aren't meant to be. (Pg. 245-267)
  3. Dex brought her crush cuffs, telling Sophie that they didn't mean anything, but she could tell he wanted them to mean something. (Pg. 245-267)

Keeper of the Lost Cities Flashback[]

  1. Dex says Sophie doesn't know what cute is, gesturing to himself.

Similarities and Differences[]


  • They are both elves.
  • They both joined the Black Swan.
  • They are in the same year at Foxfire.
  • They both have attended Exillium.
  • They both dislike Stina (and have both shared laughs over Dex's pranks.)
  • They both say that they are best friends.
  • They both care about each other's safety.
  • They both think siblings are annoying.
  • They were both sad when Keefe left for the Neverseen.
  • They are both somehow related to Edaline and Juline. They are adoptive cousins.
  • They both have a tree in Wanderling Woods.
  • They both got kidnapped by the Neverseen in Book 1: Keeper of the Lost Cities.
  • They were both each other’s first kiss.
  • They are both on Team Valiant.
  • They are both shy.
  • They were both kidnapped.
  • They both blush around each other.



  • Dex destroyed the circlet that took away Sophie's abilities despite the warnings from the Councillors.
  • Dex and Sophie are best friends.
  • Sophie was tutored in Alchemy by Dex in order to pass in Level 2.
  • Sophie and Dex are each other's first kiss.


“Dex was the boy who’d tackled the kidnappers so she could try to get away. He’d suffered in silence as they burned him over and over because he didn’t want them to do it to her. He was her first friend—her best friend—and he just wanted to keep her safe.”

—Narration, in Everblaze

Main Character Ships

Pairings with Sophie Elizabeth Foster

BianaLinh and BianaLinhDexFitzTamKeefe and FitzJensiKeefeMarellaValin

Pairings with Fitzroy Avery Vacker (a.k.a. Fitz)

DexKeefeLinhSophieMarellaKeefe and SophieDex and KeefeTam

Pairings with Biana Amberly Vacker

SophieDexTamMarellaJensiKeefeLinhLinh and SophieLinh and Marella

Pairings with Dexter Alvin Dizznee (a.k.a Dex)

SophieBianaTamKeefeLinhFitzMarellaStinaFitz and Keefe

Pairings with Marella Adene Redek

SophieTamBianaKeefeLinhDexFitzStinaLinh and Biana

Pairings with Keefe Sencen

SophieTamMarellaDexBianaFitzLinhSophie and FitzDex and Fitz

Pairings with Tam Dai Song


Pairings with Linh Hai Song

SophieMarellaDexBianaFitzSophie and BianaKeefeBiana and Marella

Side Character Ships

Pairings with elves

Alden and AlinaAlden and DellaBrant and JolieElwin and PhysicGrady and EdalineCassius and GiselaOralie and KenricQuinlin and PhysicTiergan and PrenticeDella and AlinaDella and LivvyTiergan and PrenticeForkle and Tiergan

Pairings With Other Species

Bo and RoCad and RoLur and MityaSandor and GrizelSilveny and Greyfell