Yeah, if you hate Terra from the animated TV show 'Teen Titans' deeply, it's best not to read any further. Now, I am just going to say this right away: I freaking love Terra. I'm not even kidding. She's my favorite character on the show, and on top of that, she's my second favorite fictional female ever, so this rant might be a bit biased, but I need to get it off my chest because it's very hard to meet someone that likes her and...well, I hope you're not annoyed. Ok...
People hating Terra because Beast Boy likes her: This is just about one of the stupidest reasons to hate a cartoon character. Seriously. It's not Terra's fault Beast Boy had an interest in her romantically. She didn't do anything wrong when it comes to this. And lol, makes me laugh: People thinking Raven was jealous of Terra because Beast Boy liked her. No. Just no. Where is there any proof of that? In her first appearance, 'Terra', Beast Boy liked her right away, and Raven didn't really care about Terra one way or the other. So, what die-hard BB/Rae fans say about this is not valid to me. (And I REALLY wish some people would comment about why they hate Terra instead of just say "I HATE TERRA.")
People calling Terra a 'slut': What the hell!? I mean, what the hell? She is not a slut. When was she a slut?
Definition of Slut:
1. an offensive term for a woman thought to be sexually promiscuous
2. an offensive term for a woman who charges for engaging in sexual activities
3. an offensive term for a woman who is regarded as not concerned about conventional standards of domestic cleanliness.
For the record, this is sort of correct in the comics, but in the animated TV show? Oh god, no. She doesn't match up to any of these things in the animated TV show, so come off it. I feel like people call her this just because they hate her, and can't come up with a proper argument. This is not a proper insult for Terra in the TV show in my opinion, and it is just ridiculous.
She betrayed the Teen Titans: Yes, I will admit, of course she did. But I feel like she was confused from the get-go. "Everywhere you go you try to do good, and everywhere, you fail." She felt like Slade taught her control, and helped her and guided her, but in reality, he was using her. And it's obvious she felt guilty about what she was doing, and led Beast Boy away from the tower the night it was to be invaded. She also saw Slade in the mirror and then dragged Beast Boy out of the restaurant. She then refused to let Slade hurt Beast Boy, and broke down crying in the hall of mirrors, apologizing. This is what gets me: "Slade, he helped me, saved me from myself...he said I owed him-", and then Beast Boy turns on her. "You said you'd be my friend no matter what, remember?" "Slade was right, you don't have any friends." She looked so broken after he said that. That's when I feel she snapped, and turned over to Slade completely. "Terra, stop! We're your friends!" "I don't have any friends, remember?" She's basically throwing what he said back in his face, showing she's bitter about what he said.
People saying she didn't care from the beginning: To me, that's a load of bull, and here's why: She obviously cared. I believe by 'Titan Rising' is when she was working for Slade, but in 'Betrayal' it's obvious she cared. "No! I won't let you hurt my friend!" She cared about Beast Boy the most, I'll give you that, but she saved them all. To me, what she did was character redemption. I love her BECAUSE she's flawed, and she's the most interesting out of all of them to me.
So...that's what I have to say. You are free to comment, as long as what you say is nice and fair. (Btw, not really listening to 'I see the light', I just don't know how to get rid of it. XD)
Listening to: 'I see the light' from Tangled