|Full Name||Sodapop Patrick Curtis|
| Rob Lowe (Flim)|
Rodney Harvey (TV)
Sodapop Curtis, often just called Soda by his friends and family, is one of the six main characters of The Outsiders. Almost seventeen during the events of the narrative, Soda is, for the most part, affably cheerful and kind; he is shown to be, at times, almost motherly toward his two brothers, Darry and Ponyboy. After the death of his parents, he dropped out of school to work full-time at the DX gas station, in order to help Darry pay the bills.
Ponyboy describes Soda as "handsomer than anyone else I know. Not like Darry--- Soda's movie-star kind of handsome, the kind that people stop on the street to watch go by. He's not as tall as Darry, and he's a little slimmer, but he has a finely drawn, sensitive face that somehow manages to be reckless and thoughtful at the same time. He's got dark-gold hair that he combs back--- long and silky and straight--- and in the summer the sun bleaches it to a shining wheat gold. His eyes are dark brown--- lively, dancing, recklessly laughing eyes that can be gentle and sympathetic one moment and blazing with anger the next. He has Dad's eyes, but Soda is one of a kind."