Vicki Cooper (as stated by Danielle Kaplowitz on Reddit) is a student at Greendale Community College where she majors in dance and later in music. Often, she finds herself ignored by her peers as she has a tendency to blend into the background. If pushed too far, she will occasionally get angry and fight back. In later seasons, she started to become more assertive and became a recognizable face around campus, thanks in large part to her relationship with her boyfriend Neil. She first appears in the Season Two episode "Intro to Political Science" and continues to make appearances throughout the rest of the series. She is portrayed by Danielle Kaplowitz.
During the 2010 semester of Greendale, Vice President Biden decided to visit Greendale on his tour of community colleges. A quick election was set up to determine the student body president and Vicki was accidentally selected to run. During a debate between the other candidates, Vicki was repeatedly insulted by Pierce until she dropped out of the race. Pierce revealed the only reason he ran was to get back at her for not lending him a pencil. She finally lent him a pencil by stabbing him in the face with one.
Later, Vicki takes an acting class, but her attempts to stand out are ruined by Troy who steals her spotlight. She shyly flirted with Neil during an Anthropology class where Shirley later went into labor and gave birth to her son Ben. At the end of the 2011 school year, Vicki chooses not to participate in the paintball assassin organised by City College and took haven in the safe zone created by Pierce, entertaining the other refugees by table-dancing. She survivors an assault on the fort by a player called "The Black Rider" but finds herself unable to leave. Vicki eventually she joins up with a rebel alliance to fight off the City College invaders who joined the paintball contest. She is a part of Jeff's assault group to capture the invaders Paintball gatling gun. Although she was an enthusiastic participant, she was one of the first players eliminated in the first wave of the attack.
"Competitive Wine Tasting": Vicki takes an acting class and when asked by instructor Sean Garrity to talk about what pains her, she complains about feeling ignored by everyone. Before she can elaborate further, she is cut off by Troy.
"A Fistful of Paintballs": Vicki is a citizen of Fort Hawthorne located in the cafeteria who is paid in vending machine Twinkies to entertain the refugees by table dancing. She becomes one of the few survivors when a City College-sponsored player eliminates most of the fort's denizens. When asked by Annie why she didn't leave with the others, Vicki replies that she can't go back out there because "this is the only life I know".
"For A Few Paintballs More": Vicki joins an alliance of students to repel the City College paintball invaders who are trying to prevent them from winning the paintball prize. She is a part of an assault group led by Jeff whose job is to capture City College's paintball machine gun stronghold located on the campus quad. She makes a name for herself during the paintball war by cutting off Jeff's speech as he tries to rally the troops and leading the charge against the rival school's base. Although she ends up eliminated, she is present when Pierce wins the competition for Greendale and is seen celebrating the victory with Quendra, Magnitude, Star-Burns, and Garrett.
Vicki returned for another year at Greendale during the 2011 Fall semester. She enrolled in Biology 101 and Magnitude was made her partner for her first lab project. Thanks to his charisma, Doctor Kane praised their presentation, although Vicki would later run into problems with a solo assignment. This was a result of her relationship with Neil, which had developed into a romantic one. Neil was eager for them to spend the summer together and took extraordinary measures to ensure she passed Biology. A scandal ensued due to his actions which prevented this from happening, as everyone in class was forced to retake the course. Vicki also attended a memorial service in the cafeteria being held in honor of the recently departed Alex "Star-Burns" Osbourne. At the event the study group whipped the crowd into a frenzy an incited a riot. Vicki took part in the violence by helping to trash the new Subway restaurant. She was one of many students there who ended up being assaulted by Sgt. Chang's security force the "Changlourious Basterds".
"Competitive Ecology": Vicki takes Biology 101 along with the study group. She and her lab partner, Magnitude, present their first assignment, a caterpillar terrarium, to the class. Professor Marshall Kane compliments them on a job well done.
"Basic Lupine Urology": Vicki finds herself at the center of the mystery surrounding the sabotage of the study group's Biology yam project. She briefly becomes a suspect when it's revealed by Jeff that all the other students' projects have been tampered with except for Vicki's. Her boyfriend Neil quickly confesses that he was the one responsible; he manipulated the experiments' results, so that the grade curve for the project would be lowered, and Vicki's yam would receive a passing grade. His main motivation, beyond her passing the course, was to prevent Vicki from having to take summer school to make up for the class, allowing her to spend that time with Neil in his parents' cabin.
"Course Listing Unavailable": She was next seen in the cafeteria at the Star-burns wake. Because of Marshall Kane's resignation, all the students taking his course received an incomplete and were obliged to retake the course in summer school. The study group, and presumably Vicki as well, took this latest news very badly. Angry at the school, a riot broke out. Vicki helped to kick off the violence by picking up a trash can and smashing it into a glass display at the new Subway restaurant.
"Curriculum Unavailable": Vicki's last appearance of the school year was as a human chess piece in a game of chess that Deans Pelton and Spreck were using to decide parking for the job fair.
For the 2012 Fall semester at Greendale, Vicki and Neil were set to take the class "History of Ice Cream" together. Only a limited amount of seats were available when they arrived to class so Dean Pelton announced a competition to determine which students could attend. He called it the "Hunger Deans" and Vicki competed alongside Neil and their classmates for one of the few empty slots available. At one point she and Neil teamed up for a tango contest but lost to Jeff and Dean Pelton. The following month Vicki threw a Halloween party and invited everyone in the study group except Pierce to attend. She participated in a protest held against the study group when they got German exchange students banned from using Group Study Room F. Later, Vicki and other Drama students participated in a "Mocker room" simulation for the Physical Education Education course. Vicki attended an impromptu ceremony put together by the study group when Jeff Winger graduated.
Vicki appears to be getting very serious about her performance career. She sang in a cabaret band and starred in a one woman show titled "Veni! Vidi! Vicki!". She and Garrett announced that they will be starring in a new show called "Vicki and Garrett" and Garret mentions Vicki is a music major. Vicki is also revealed to be the lunch lady's daughter in Episode 6.
Vicki may still be in a relationship with Neil. The attraction apparently started in the episode "Applied Anthropology and Culinary Arts". Pierce noticed it and bluntly asked them, "Are you two going to fall in love with each other or something?". Vicki is revealed to be officially dating Neil in Basic Lupine Urology. Neil went so far as to sabotage the other classmates' yam projects just for Vicki's sake, declaring "God help me, I did it for love!".