Legends of the Bay: All of Home & Away’s heroic ‘gooduns’ you’d completely forgotten about

Was anyone else massively on team Robbie?
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A look back at Home and Away‘s characters over the years almost reads like a timeline to our personal growth.

We shamelessly wept tears of joy when Robbie and Tash tied the knot in a ridiculously cute beach ceremony, we felt personally attacked when poor Rachel found out her boyfriend Kim was having a baby with his ex, and when Romeo found out he had a terminal illness, it was like losing a close pal.

Yep, we’ve been through some major highs and lows as loyal fans of the show over the years, and throughout it all, there have been some truly glorious Summer Bay residents to make it all feel better… well, at least a little bit.

To celebrate Summer Bay’s finest we decided to take a stroll down memory lane to highlight some of the show’s most legendary good guys and gals.

Honestly, if the show was real life, this lot would deserve bravery medals for some of the mish-mash those cheeky script writers have put them through.

Keep scrolling and enjoy a cheeky dose of nostalgia as we showcase the legends to grace the Bay over the years.

WATCH: Remember when Chris Hemsworth casually delivered a baby on Home and Away? See the moment below before the gallery begins…

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Aside from Alf, the formidable Sally Fletcher is possibly one of the show’s most iconic characters – and her endlessly kind, nurturing and giving nature is forever missed. An OG legend for sure.

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If you didn’t completely fall for Robbie’s unwavering love for Tash in the 2000s, did you really even live? Seriously, this guy was the ultimate sweetheart during his Home and Away hey-day. He and Tash eventually departed the Bay for greener pastures in Boston.

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For real, these two were like the Summer and Seth of Summer Bay.

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Ah Romeo. His name said it all really. Shacking up with the lovely Indi, this beautiful specimen was easy on the eyes, and he was bloody lovely to boot. Tragically, the character was written out when he was diagnosed with cancer. We’re still not over it.

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Rachel and her enviable head of curls had us hooked from the beginning. Joining the cast as one of the Northern Districts Hospital doctors, Kim’s former beau went through an emotional journey during her stint in Summer Bay – but in-between the turmoil, she saved a ton of lives. What a lass.

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Okay, we admit Nate was very easy on the eyes, but he was a top bloke too. Yet another doctor (seriously, the show could morph into Grey’s Anatomy at this rate), Nate always had the best intentions at heart for his fellow Summer Bay locals. He departed after a whirlwind relationship with colleague Tori Morgan. We still miss him (and his very defined pectorals…).

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Brax had a rocky start, but boy did he redeem himself. He and Ricky’s love was absolutely pure and we won’t hear another word about it.

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Despite giving off a major bad boy vibe in his early days, Brax ultimately turned out to be a total sweetheart. Just don’t mess with his family…

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In yet another iconic love story of our time, Lucas and Matilda were the epitome of young love. In today’s dating landscape, Lucas would probably be classed as a certified softboy, but boy did he tug at our heartstrings with his fierce loyalty to Mattie back in the day.

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Local copper Jack was also a big advocate for the greater good – he had a hand in bringing down some major baddies in his time.

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Look at him go! His relationship with dad Tony was rocky, but the twosome made for some seriously binge-worthy story lines. Jack was eventually killed off after being shot in the chest while on the job. RIP, ledge.

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The show really knows how to capture young love in all its glory, and the big-hearted Dexter was yet another example. He and April provided us with plenty of ups and downs, but when they eventually got married, he was proof that nice guys don’t always finish last.

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Another to join the local police office’s clan was Charlie – a low-key heroine of the show. After a tumultuous storyline involving several romances, an illegitimate daughter and a whole lot of heroic rescues, the brave copper was tragically killed off. Those scriptwriters love to wreak havoc with our emotions, hey.

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We can’t have a Home and Away hero gallery without our ultimate Summer Bay lad – Alf Stewart has been the lobster of the show that we, and its troubled characters have always needed. While he’s known for having a bit of a temper, he’s a real softie at heart. Long live Alf!

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