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Heidi Turner is a student at South Park Elementary. Heidi is portrayed as one of the "popular girls" in the fourth grade. She is usually seen with Wendy, Bebe, Red, Nichole, Annie, Nelly, Jenny, Lola, and many other 4th grade girls. She hosted a sleepover in "Marjorine", at which most of the "popular girls" attended, once again illustrating her popularity. She has been shown with different parents in four separate instances, most likely continuity errors. She serves as the primary female character in Season 20 and Season 21.

BackgroundEdit

Character DevelopmentEdit

Heidi went from being a minor background character that was introduced in Season Three, to a much larger presence on South Park. Like other characters used mostly in the background of the early seasons, her model would be used to fill in space and occasionally was given color swaps.

Later, as the series progressed, Heidi was given a permanent color scheme and eventually a name, making her more usable for recurring roles. She obtained further establishment in the episode "Marjorine", where she was shown more prominently, hosting a slumber party.

Since then, she has kept her place in the girls' clique throughout the series. Her role had seemed to be gradually growing, but hadn't dropped off until "The Hobbit". Heidi became a key character in Season Twenty, as she was forced off of social media by the internet troll Skankhunt42, and eventually became Eric Cartman's girlfriend, joining with him to end the gender war engulfing the school.

Criminal Record Edit

Heidi has committed the following crimes during the series:

  • Civil Unrest/Rioting: Participant in the South Park Elementary gender war during "Proper Condom Use". 
  • Graft/Corruption: She, along with numerous other girls on the South Park Girls' List Committee, altered the list of cutest boys so that Clyde would be on the top, in order to get free shoes from him. This is graft, because Heidi abused her authority for personal gain.
  • Assault: Got in a fight with Cartman at the beginning of "SUPER HARD PCness"
  • Violation of Firearm Laws/Threatening with a deadly weapon: At the end of "Splatty Tomato", Heidi took the gun from Mr. White's hands and points it at Cartman's head, blaming him for the person she became.
  • Theft: In "Moss Piglets" Heidi steals Jimmy and Timmy's Water Bears in order to make the school and the NFL cancel the Special Ed. Science Fair so she doesn't have to present herself as a judge.
  • Sexual harassment: She is one of the many girls participating in Bebe's sex party in "Stupid Spoiled Whore Video Playset", making unwanted sexual advancements to the male attendants.
  • Property Damage: In "Moss Piglets", Heidi attempts to destroy Jimmy and Timmy's Water Bears by drinking them. They survive, but that doesn't justify the fact that she intentionally tried to get rid of someone else's property.
  • Sedition: In the movie, she was a member of La Resistance, a group with the goal of stopping the execution of Terrance and Phillip by the government. However, she did it to save the world from being ruled by Saddam Hussein and Satan, so it can be justified.

Voice ActingEdit

She has had four voice actors throughout the series. Heidi is currently voiced by Jessica Mackinson, who has been voicing her since 2005. She was voiced by Mary Kay Bergman in South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut, which was her first speaking role. She was voiced by Mona Marshall from 2000-2001. She was voiced by Eliza J. Schneider from 2001-2005. In older seasons, her voice is similar to Wendy Testaburger's voice.

AppearanceEdit

Heidi has dull brown hair. She wears a lime green jacket, dark brown trousers, and red gloves. In her initial appearance in "Rainforest Shmainforest", she had black hair (though it was shown as its later brown shade in various shots) and wore a green sweater when she wasn't in her choir uniform. She was also depicted with black hair in South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut.

When she was dressed as a whore in "Stupid Spoiled Whore Video Playset", she wore a white crop-top and matching skirt, very similar to Sally's. When dressed for bed, she wears lavender plaid pajamas with a pink collar and pockets, as seen in "Marjorine".

She looks similar to the Girl with Green Coat in "Go God Go" as well as Karen McCormick, who both wear the same clothes as Heidi. The only differences are their hairstyles, Heidi's lack of a hairclip, and differently colored hair.

In "Skank Hunt", she gains an orange hat with black, white, and purple accents; a purple flower is also attached to it.

Heidi starts to gain weight in "Doubling Down", following her discovery of "Beyond KFC". Her weight increases in "Moss Piglets", where she ends up being almost as fat as her boyfriend, Cartman. She also appears to have developed facial acne while fat, with pimple clusters on her left cheek and above her right eye.

In "The Problem with a Poo", she has lost all the weight and facial acne looking like her normal self again, though she is still wearing her hat. 

To see images of Heidi Turner, visit Heidi Turner/Gallery.

PersonalityEdit

Heidi is often sweet and socially friendly, although in earlier seasons she proved to sometimes be unkind to the point of cruelty. In "Marjorine", she initially displayed a dislike of the 'new girl' Marjorine, openly mocking her, despite later comforting Marjorine and offering her a makeover as an apology for their teasing. She is a "popular girl" among the 4th graders, she was shown participating in the girls' meeting in "The List", discussing which girl's purse was the cutest. Since the major developmental growth of her character, and her promotion to a significant character in current seasons, Heidi is always portrayed as a genial, thoughtful, and sweet girl. Since Season Twenty, she has become one of the nicest and most socially sensitive girls in South Park, quitting social media after being horrendously bullied by a troll.

In "Sons A Witches", it is shown that Heidi cares a lot about her appearance, and as a result, it takes her longer than usual to get ready for special events. According to Cartman, she has "no time management skills, whatsoever."

A negative attribute to her personality is that she is very prideful.  This is the reason why she's willing to tolerate Cartman's abuse as its revealed "Doubling Down" that she refuses to admit to her friends she made a bad decision by hooking up with Cartman, and when she does break up to with him, her friends mock her for ever dating him in the first place. This resulted in her getting back together with Cartman and allowing him to manipulate her emotions. In the following episode, "Moss Piglets", Cartman's meddling indirectly causes Heidi to become menacing, wicked, and dejected.

In the Season Twenty-One finale episode, "Splatty Tomato", Heidi hits her breaking point and was prepared to kill Cartman, blaming him for her negative personality change. She would soon come to realize that Cartman wasn't one who caused it but her own victim mentality. She decides to abandon the victim mentality and break up with Cartman.

As she appeared as her old self prior to her weight gain in "The Problem with a Poo", it can be assumed that she has also reclaimed her kind and caring personality as well.

FamilyEdit

ParentsEdit

Heidi and her parents were first seen in the story arc "Do the Handicapped Go to Hell?" and "Probably". When Cartman founded his church and the parents were trying to convince their kids to come back, Heidi went inside. Her dad told her to come back, but then a beam from the roof of Cartman's poorly made church landed on him, killing him, after she stated she didn't want to go to Hell. Although her father was dead, he was later shown alive in "Helen Keller! The Musical", telling his wife that he regrets cheating on her with another woman. She has a different set of parents in "Marjorine". Further, in "Cartoon Wars Part I" she was shown yet again with a different set of parents and a possible sibling. Her latest, again different, parents were shown at the end of "Proper Condom Use", and in "The End of Serialization as We Know It". All of these are likely continuity errors.

PetEdit

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Heidi is seen crying and screaming, "No Robby! No!" over a dog's body, that appears to have been run over by a car. It is likely that Robby was her pet.

RelationshipsEdit

Eric CartmanEdit

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Heidi and Eric kissing.

Their relationship goes all the way back to Season Four's "Probably", where her parents arrived to pick her up from Cartman's church. Cartman convinced them to let her stay, for selfish reasons, so she can be "saved".

They were paired together in "Follow That Egg!". Heidi was displeased when she was paired with him. Cartman, however, did show remorse for breaking the egg and asked Mrs. Garrison to let her pass and have him fail. However, this was done for a selfish reason, as Cartman figured an A and an F would average out to a C-. Since that episode, Heidi and Cartman didn't interact with each other, until in "Stunning and Brave". In that episode, Cartman calls Heidi ‘clitty litter’, which may suggest that even Heidi doesn't get along with him.

However, Heidi and Cartman developed a relationship starting in "The Damned", where she goes on to show Cartman a life outside of social media. In "Wieners Out", the two are confirmed to be a couple, and in a "Douche and a Danish", they surprised their classmates by kissing. The couple worked together to help Denmark get TrollTrace.com up and running. They even sing a song named Let's Come Together As a School with each other, when the children were making danishes for the fundraiser.

In "Fort Collins", Cartman is unable to tell Heidi about his bigotry in the past and lies to her about an incident with Jimmy. Their relationship becomes strained in "Not Funny", when Heidi is focusing all her attention to solving the rocket problem. However, at the end of Season Twenty, Heidi and Cartman are still together.

In the Season Twenty-One premiere episode, "White People Renovating Houses", their relationship becomes strained. Cartman begins to be annoyed with Heidi for not being submissive to him. He blames her for his unhappiness in their relationship, accusing her of being mentally abusive. Heidi grows confused, and cries, as she can't figure out why Cartman has been acting so indifferent towards her. At the end of the episode, Cartman breaks up with Heidi, and leaves her heartbroken.

In the following episode, "Put It Down", Cartman leaves Heidi a voicemail, threatening her that he will commit suicide if she doesn't take him back. Worried about him, Heidi accepts this, and they get back together.

The toxicity of their relationship plays a large role in the Season Twenty-One episode, "Sons A Witches". In the episode, Cartman grows frustrated with Heidi for taking so long to get ready when they planned to go to the pumpkin patch together. Instead of telling her how he felt, he attempts to spare her feelings and therefore any guilt he'd feel for telling her by irrationally attempting to get rid of her. Kyle reprimands Cartman for this, saying that “Heidi is a nice girl”, and tells him that he should just break up with her instead of creating horrible schemes to get rid of her, adding that she didn’t deserve to be treated so badly. Cartman dismisses this, and later he convinces Heidi to dress up as Gretel, while dressing himself up as Hansel. Immediately after he takes Heidi into the woods with him at night, and ultimately ditches her in the woods to die, and gets her kidnapped by a witch.

It was revealed in the episode, "Doubling Down", that Heidi tolerates Cartman's abuse towards her because she doesn't want to admit she made a mistake when she became his girlfriend. These feelings are directly influenced by the other girls, who laugh at her, and tease her for ever dating him, albeit playfully. They also expressed concern for Heidi's sanity, and her safety while in her relationship with Cartman, all holding a personal vendetta against him. Kyle addresses this and politely asks the girls to cease their teasing because it's making her feel insecure about herself. The girls assume that Kyle has feelings for Heidi, leading Kyle to question his relationship with her, and he soon develops an interest in her. After breaking up with Cartman the girls take Heidi out for dinner at Buca De Faggoncini, where they again chastise Heidi repeatedly for dating Cartman (all except Lola, who notes that Heidi already admitted she made a mistake). It soon comes to light that Heidi has become Kyle's girlfriend, angering Cartman. Cartman recognizes Heidi's confusion about what she wants and uses this to manipulate Heidi into taking him back while making her unintentionally prejudiced against Jews.

In the episode, "Moss Piglets", we see the result of the toxicity of Cartman and Heidi's relationship. Heidi's weight increases dramatically, and her tolerance to tank, turning into an emotionally damaged bully with really aggressive tendencies. Cartman and Heidi switched attitudes in their relationship, and Heidi grew irritated with Cartman, while Cartman became more compassionate, acting much nicer to her. Eventually, Cartman has enough of Heidi's antics and begs her to go back to being the sweet girl she once was, only for Heidi to refuse.

In "SUPER HARD PCness", Eric and Heidi enjoy being awful together, getting into a fist fight, and watching the premiere of Terrance and Phillip on Netflix. This parallels their early relationship from Season Twenty, and proves that their dynamic is healthiest when they’re both either at their best or at their worst.

In the Season Twenty-One finale episode, "Splatty Tomato", Heidi battles with her inner conscience over her relationship with Eric. While walking with the boys through the forest, they pass landmarks from the previous season, including the bridge Heidi threw her phone into when she quit social media. She recounts and reassesses the events that lead her to meet Eric Cartman, and what made her fall for him.  She later recognized the place where she was kidnapped by the witch from Halloween and Cartman had her dress up as Gretel realizing Cartman tried to have her killed. She then held Cartman at gunpoint blaming him for the person she became, but soon realized she's been engaging in self-victimization ever since she's been seeing Cartman.  She decides to abandon the victim mentality and break up with Cartman. Cartman tries to get Heidi to take him back by threatening suicide but the attempt failed as Heidi is now fully aware of Cartman's manipulative nature and simply leaves him.

The two haven't interacted much in Season Twenty-Two, but it can be assumed that they are now on bad terms since their final break-up as Heidi is shown sitting far from Cartman in her two appearances in "The Problem with a Poo" seemingly trying to avoid him, while Cartman claims to have anxiety in "Buddha Box" because he can no longer trust or stand people anymore, possibly still holding Heidi in contempt for breaking up with him.

Kyle BroflovskiEdit

Kyle first becomes concerned for Heidi in "Sons A Witches", when Cartman devises plans to kill her off right in front of him. Kyle reprimands Cartman for this, saying that “Heidi is a nice girl”, and tells him that he should just break up with her instead of creating horrible schemes to get rid of her, adding that she didn’t deserve to be treated so badly.

They briefly dated in the episode, "Doubling Down", after Kyle convinced Heidi to break up with Cartman, and they develop mutual feelings for each other. However Heidi breaks up with Kyle, inadvertently calls him a "dirty Jew", shocking him, and walks away with Cartman who manipulated her into taking him back.

In "SUPER HARD PCness", Heidi teases Kyle by comparing him to his mother. 

In "Splatty Tomato", Heidi accuses Kyle of not wanting her around because he had a crush on her and she rejected him. In response, Kyle says he’d never be interested in who she is now, leaving her hurt.

In "The Problem with a Poo", Heidi returns to her old self and sits behind Kyle in the music room with the two showing no hostility, implying that they are now on amicable terms. However, it is unclear if they still have feelings for each other or not as they haven't interacted with each other throughout the rest of Season Twenty-Two.

Butters StotchEdit

In "Marjorine", she was angry that Marjorine, who was Butters in disguise, was coming to her sleepover. Heidi was the one that insulted Marjorine in the first place, although after seeing how much she had upset "her", she felt guilty and tried to cheer "her" up.

In "Members Only", Butters appears to get along with Heidi very well after he starts copying Cartman's behavior around her, much to Cartman's annoyance.

In "Moss Piglets", she tries to burden Butters into taking her role in judging the Special Ed Science Fair.

"Getting Gay With Kids"Edit

Her earliest appearance in the show was in "Rainforest Shmainforest", as part of the Getting Gay With Kids choir, though her first appearance as a South Park resident was in the background in "Tweek vs. Craig".

The GirlsEdit

Heidi seems to be in good relations with all members of the popular girls clique. She is often paired up with one of the other girls either talking with them in the background or playing with them in the schoolyard, mainly Esther. When she hosted a slumber party at her house, she invited nearly all the girls in her clique.

In "Douche and a Danish", the girls are all shocked to see that Heidi is in a relationship with Cartman, Annie faints and Bebe vomits.

In the episode, "Doubling Down", Kyle discovers that Heidi tolerates Cartman's abuse towards her because she doesn't want to admit she made a mistake when she became his girlfriend. These feelings are later revealed to be directly influenced by the girls, who laugh at her, and tease her forever dating him, albeit playfully. Not intentionally trying to hurt her feelings. They also express concern for Heidi's sanity, and her safety while in her relationship with Cartman, all holding a personal vendetta against him. Kyle addresses this and politely asks the girls to cease their teasing because it's making her feel insecure about herself. The girls assume that Kyle has feelings for Heidi, leading Kyle to question his relationship with her, and he soon develops an interest in her. They later all treat her and take her out for lunch, trying to make her feel better which ultimately falls apart when Cartman is mentioned, and they all rip on him.

In the episode, "Moss Piglets", the girls notice how Heidi has changed, and express their concern for her as they watch her evolve into an entirely different person. Heidi's relationship with Cartman caused her to become deeply and emotionally deterred. Her attitude changed and all throughout the episode she acts savagely toward the girls, ripping into them, and teasing them. This is obviously meant to parallel Cartman's treatment of the boys, except with clearer roots.

In the episode "Splatty Tomato", she returns to them after she breaks up with Cartman.

In the episode, "The Problem with a Poo", she appears to be back on good terms with the girls as she's shown sitting with them during a school assembly.

TriviaEdit

  • Many girls have the same hair as Heidi; Karen McCormick was an example until her hair was changed; likely to avoid this similarity.
  • In "Skank Hunt", Heidi became the second female character shown to wear a hat, the other being Wendy.
  • Other girls have the same jacket as her, such as Linda Triscotti from "Go God Go" and a red-haired background girl in Home Economics class in "Tweek vs. Craig".
  • It was revealed in "Doubling Down" that she is of Irish descent.
  • She is nowhere to be found in Season 23 so far, even school assembly scenes now have removed her.

ProminenceEdit

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Heidi singing and dancing in "Elementary School Musical".

South Park: The Stick of TruthEdit

Heidi Turner appears in the girls' secret base, where she is revealed to be the two-faced bitch since the translated abortion records reveal that her mother had been to the abortion clinic. However, the girls soon forgive her since she's really sorry. She can then comment that the New Kid should stay as a girl, since it would be "so much better".

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Jessica Makinson". IMDb.com.
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