During her time in Odyssey Valerie has demonstrated questionable morals and the tendency to be manipulative to her own ends. In Kidsboro, Part 2 and Kidsboro, Part 3 she filed a frivolous lawsuit against the City of Kidsboro in order to bankrupt the town and coerced her brother to create a stinking liquid and cause a scandal in the town so that she could seize the position of mayor. In Anger Mismanagement she took credit for the Homecoming float despite having done little to no work on the float itself. In You're Two Kind she demonstrated an arrogance towards Brad Ralph but was also flattered at his crush on her. Her appearance in How to Sink a Sub she showed that she was willing to pull various pranks on Katrina Shanks-Meltsner to drive her away, resorting to filing a petition against Katrina to have her removed from substitute teaching the class when Katrina wouldn't leave voluntarily. She also befriended Jules in Friend or Foe, although it didn't last.
- She and Ryan Cummings don't get along.
- Valerie refers to her brother Nelson as a dweeb.
- She hates pink (#645: “Kidsboro, Part 3”).
- She has long eyelashes (#696: “You're Two Kind”).
- She likes being the center of attention.
- Brad once had a crush on her (#696: “You're Two Kind”).
- Valerie loves to get what she wants.
- She loves painting (#867: “Take Every Thought Captive”).
- She might have a crush on Buck Oliver (#828: “Friend or Foe”).
- See Swanson family
Valerie Swanson's brother is Nelson Swanson and she has two parents.
|“||Valerie Swanson: Alright, remember the plan everyone. Whenever Mrs. Meltsner says "class", everyone screams and changes seats. Got it?
|“||Valerie Swanson: I hate literature. Going to lit class is gonna be like, like going to prison.
Jay Smouse: Yeah! We'll be like inmates on one of those British ships she talked about today-where only one out of every five prisoners survived.
|“||Valerie Swanson: You better get one [court system] because one way or another I'm gonna get my money or Kidsboro is going down.