|“||I'm here because I heard what happened to you guys, and I'm just glad you're okay.||”|
Theresa (Terry) Cherry Perry, formerly called Principal Perry before her retirement, was the principal of Mission Creek High School, but is now in the position of Head of Security at the Davenport Bionic Academy. She has been shown to treat her students very poorly, especially Adam, Bree, Chase and Leo. She also blackmailed Donald after she found out about the Lab Rats bionic secret, though lost her leverage after their secret got out. It is unknown who became principal at Mission Creek High School after her retirement, since the school was not shown in Season 4.
She is portrayed by Maile Flanagan.
She grew up in a rivalry with her identical twin sister and got made fun of as a kid at school. Her fellow students made fun of her name; "Is Terry a boys' name? (Chip Switch)." Perry has had several side jobs, including the "Jammer" on the North Pacific Roller Derby Championship Team, a prison guard (though she was also in prison once), and a "flag lady", seen in The Bionic 500. She lives with her eight cats and mother. She loves tormenting kids and is Irish. It is also mentioned that she was a street fighter in Bangkok (You Posted What?!?).
Initially, Terry Perry absolutely loved tormenting the overall student body, showing that she is quite sadistic. She particularly enjoys tormenting Leo, along with Adam, Bree and Chase. She also loves calling people nicknames. Despite her rather tough demeanor, Perry is shown to be rather childish as she quivered in fear when her mother came by and pouted when Adam, Bree and Chase told her to simply stand guard. She also thinks she's very appealing to people, such as when she described herself as "hot rod" calendar girl in (The Bionic 500), and in (Spy Fly), when she tried to apply in beauty pageant, however, when they didn't accept her, she said "but my bikini tells a different story." There are numerous layers to her overall personality as she can be human at times and then resuming her mild sadistic personality. She loves blackmailing "Daddy Big Bucks" by saying that she's going to "spill the beans" about the "3 Bionic Freaks" (But now it's the "4 Bionic Freaks" because Leo got bionics in "You Posted What?!"). But when their secret is exposed she can't blackmail them, so she joined their side. She is also very flirty towards her crushes and calls them nicknames (just like everyone) and follows them around. Besides her bad nature, she did good things to the Davenport family, such as in (Twas the Mission Before Christmas), when she cooked dinner for them since she knew that she ruined their holiday. Even so, she still made them pay for the dinner. In addition, she will help the Lab Rats to an extent, but only if the situation is dangerous enough for her.
Later on, Perry developed a soft side for the Lab Rats, to the point where she felt tormenting them brought her closer to them. When they left Mission Creek, Perry admitted to missing them, because tormenting them was the one thing that meant so much in her life, which led her to completely lose interest in tormenting other students.
In "Space Colony", Perry showed that she has become to love the Lab Rats deeply, despite entertaining the idea of them getting killed. As when Adam, Bree, Chase and Leo were taking on Krane and Gao while trying to rescue the space colonists, Perry could have ditched the Lab Rats and left in Davenport's spaceship, but stayed and waited for them to get on board. And when she thought Adam had died, she was heartbroken and comforted a grieving Bree. And was overjoyed to know he was alive.
Names of Cats:
- Mr. Whiskers (formerly the "vice principal" of Mission Creek High)
- Crush, Chop and Burn (Voice Only)
- Commando App
- Smart and Smarter (Voice Only)
- Death Spiral Smackdown
- Chip Switch
- Mission Invisible
- Spy Fly
- Missin' the Mission
- Bro Down
- Parallel Universe (Dimensional Counterpart Only)
- Spike's Got Talent
- Hole in One
- Trucked Out
- Adam Up
- Llama Drama
- The Haunting of Mission Creek High
- Perry 2.0
- Twas The Mission Before Christmas
- Trent Gets Schooled
- No Going Back
- Sink or Swim
- The Jet-Wing
- Mission: Mission Creek High
- Not So Smart Phone
- Principal From Another Planet
- Cyborg Shark Attack
- You Posted What?!?
- Alien Gladiators
- Brother Battle
- Spike Fright
- Face Off
- Rise of the Secret Soldiers
- Unauthorized Mission
- Bionic Rebellion
- Under Siege
- Space Elevator
- Bob Zombie
- Human Eddy
- The Curse of the Screaming Skull
- Ultimate Tailgate Challenge
- Space Colony
- The Vanishing
- Skilled Wrestler: Terry Perry is a former Luchador (masked wrestler) and has shown to have retained some (or possibly all) of her skills. She easily proved to be more than a match for Spike, who is already skilled fighter (although more along the lines of a martial artist than a wrestler). She frequently keeps herself in shape, as shown in Space Elevator.
- Peak Human Durability: She easily shrugged off all of Spike's hits, even when being slammed into a wall. She also shrugged off Krane's electric attack. This could be partly because she has metal parts in her left side and skull. Despite this, she can still suffer concussions.
- Tranquilizer Immunity: Perry is mostly immune to neuromuscular-blocking drugs, such that it takes three tranquilizer dart guns to take her down.
- Tactical Thinking: In the episode, Unauthorized Mission, she is shown to be a very wise thinker and very cunning. She's able to pass all of Donald Davenport's security without them noticing. She is able to outsmart Donald and became the Head of Security after convincing Donald that he needs a Head of Security and that she's qualified for it. As a former principal and prison guard, it is possible that she is very intelligent in many other ways.
- Detective Skills: In the episode, Bionic Rebellion, she is shown to be an expert at investigation as she was able to figure out the Sebastian stole explosives from the vault. Perry was also able to predict Sebastian's next move, due to being an ex-criminal herself.
- Peak Human Strength: Perry has the strength of a Dutch Belted Ox, the grip of a Kodiak Bear, and the kick of a Kangaroo. With this, Perry is strong enough to pry open the hydro-loop door, which was made of Titanium. Apparently, when she dropped a dumbbell on her toe, she shook the entire academy.
- Acute Scent: Perry has the nasal cavity of a bomb-sniffing dog, due to a nose job.
- Douglas Davenport: In You Posted What?!?, when she was around Douglas, she got red cheeks forsaking her abilities of being skilled wrestler and not being focused.
- Her Mother: In My Little Brother, it's shown that she fears her mother. This is proven when she said, "Sorry, mother. I didn't mean to raise my voice" in a very shy and scared tone.
- Compulsive Lying: Perry is a compulsive liar, having a tendency to make up things whenever asked. It was her compulsive lying that that caused her to get fired.
- Anger: Her greatest weakness is her anger, which will cause her to lose sight of her defense.
- She usually has abnormal jobs.
- Depending on the plot, Perry can be an ally, antagonist, or neutral towards the Davenports. For exmaple, she was an antagonist in No Going Back and Bob Zombie, but an ally in You Posted What?!? and Space Colony.
- In Commando App, she states that she has five cats, and in Twas the Mission Before Christmas, she brought six cats to the Davenport Household, but in Sink or Swim she said that she has eight cats. However, it is possible that she gotten more throughout the series.
- She has retired as principal twice.
- Her last retirement was permanent, because she now works at the Davenport Bionic Academy.
- It takes three tranquilizer shots to take her down.
- She is the first known antagonist. As of Season 3, she's on the side of the Lab Rats.
- She has a crush on Joey Logano. (The Bionic 500)
- Her cat, Mr. Whiskers, appeared at the end of Trucked Out.
- She is a former prison guard. (Missin' the Mission, The Bionic 500)
- As principal, she had a lucky pant suit. (Mission Invisible)
- She has a niece Kerry Perry, who was chaperoned by Bree and Chase. (Adam Up)
- In the 90's, she used to clean the chimneys, and "learned the hard way not to wear a skirt." (Adam Up)
- She revealed that her full name was Terry Cherry Perry after being stuck in the elevator with Leo. (Chip Switch)
- She said that she has been bullied before, which is why she is mean to others. (Chip Switch)
- Because of being bullied before, she wanted to become a principal in order to stop bullying, however, she is obviously doing the opposite thing, which she is aware of. (Chip Switch) However, she stopped bullying other students because things weren't the same without the Lab Rats.
- She is shown to be cheap. (Perry 2.0)
- It is revealed in many episodes that besides being a principal, she has a bunch of side jobs, such as Flag-lady and calendar girl.
- In No Going Back, she finds out about Adam, Bree, and Chase's bionics.
- She is also the first non Dooley/Davenport to know about the sibling's bionic secret, besides Dr. Evans and possibly Dr. Ryan.
- Perry threatened to tell the authorities about the Davenport kids' bionic secret. Ironically, she ends up protecting them from the Feds when their secret was revealed.
- She sees Adam as smart and Chase as dumb.
- She likes to run after rainbows. (Bro Down)
- She has been to jail.
- She obeys her mother, even though she doesn't like to obey others.
- She collects bulldog calendars.
- She has a crush on Douglas. (You Posted What?!?)
- She admits she cares a bit about Leo. (You Posted What?!?)
- Perry was once a Street Fighter in Bangkok.
- She was electrocuted by Krane in You Posted What?!? along with Douglas.
- She has an overgrown bunion that gives her the balance of a low-lying gorilla. (Bro Down)
- She eats 3 whole chickens a day. (Sink or Swim)
- She takes care of her mother and her cats. (Chip Switch)
- She thinks if she dies, her mother will eat her cats, or her cats will eat her mother. (Chip Switch)
- She didn't want the world knowing about the bionic siblings so she could still blackmail Donald Davenport. However, it became useless after their secret was revealed, which instead, led her to find ways to profit from their new fame.
- She gets all her Christmas presents at the morgue. (Perry 2.0)
- She always wanted a "super cute" twin sister. However, she does have a twin sister she hasn't seen in 11 years. (Perry 2.0)
- She has a trading card because she had played hockey in Croatia. (Face Off)
- She appears in more episodes than any other recurring characters.
- She owns a jackal, which is illegal. It lives in her office to protect her "stuffs".
- She owns a bionic workshop. (You Posted What?!?, Rise of the Secret Soldiers)
- She has anger management issues.
- She is taking an anger management class for it. (Bro Down)
- She doesn't like people who behave. (Bro Down)
- She gets her pant suits from a hunting catalog. (Bro Down)
- Perry used to hate the Lab Rats, but overtime, her relationship with them developed into a frenemy type. In fact, she loves having them around, because she feels the antagonism they share is what bonds them.
- According to Leo, she thinks mold is a vegetable. (Parallel Universe)
- She quit her job as the Principal of Mission Creek High so she could go to the Bionic Academy because she missed annoying the kids and she couldn't hate the new kids as much as she hate the Lab Rats.
- According to her in Chip Switch, when she says her name, it looks like she is asking for ice cream.
- She owns a Slaughterhouse. (Sink or Swim)
- She brought Sebastian, Lexi, and Tank to be picked up by the government in Bionic Rebellion.
- She calls her Grandmother 'Grandma Flatnose'. (Under Siege)
- She convinced Kerry that Douglas is obsessed with her.
- She hates the smell of burning cookies.
- She used to work for N.A.S.A. (North American Sumo Association)
- In Under Siege, she stated she once ran onto the football field during the Bears game.
- Leo thought she was a mascot.
- She hibernates during the winter. (Under Siege)
- She thinks her niece, Kerry Perry, is a sweet and innocent girl, even though she isn't when Terry is not around.
- She has a good singing voice. (Bob Zombie)
- She took over the island and named it Perryland in the episode Bob Zombie and brought in military soldiers.
- Leo states that Mission Creek High is much better now that she is retired. (Lab Rats: On The Edge)
- She went to college for twelve years. (Ultimate Tailgate Challenge)
- She hates Tasha, because Tasha went to the Pioneers at Mission Creek University for college, Mission Creek Tech's (the Vikings) rival school. (Ultimate Tailgate Challenge)
- She pretended to be a boy to play football in college. (Ultimate Tailgate Challenge)
- Perry sometimes considers the Dooley/Davenports and her as family.
- She has had a crush on two guest stars who portrayed themselves: Joey Logano and Willie McGinest.
- Her favorite of the bionic trio is Adam. The fact that she grieved his supposed death shows she was sincere about it. (Space Colony)
- She knows how to fly a spaceship. (Space Colony)
- She used to be an astronaut.
- She has been absent for 5 out of 11 one hour specials (Crush, Chop and Burn, Bionic Showdown, Lab Rats vs. Mighty Med, Bionic Action Hero and Lab Rats: On The Edge.)
- As a running gag, Perry always ends up where the Davenports are.
- She wallpapered her kitchen with parking tickets. (Trent Gets Schooled)
|“||No, I was in prison.||”|
— Perry to Tasha in Sink or Swim
|“||Go home, maggots. It's 3:30 and I want to chain up.||”|
|“||My cats form a living blanket around momma.||”|
|“||Sorry, mother. I didn't mean to raise my voice.||”|
— Perry in My Little Brother
|“||There is nothing I love more than tormenting kids!||”|
|“||Zip it, Dooley!||”|
— Perry in Perry 2.0
|“||What's up, Clooney?!||”|
— Perry to Leo in Rise of the Secret Soldiers
|“||No, that was from a different stolen meal!||”|
— Perry in Bionic Rebellion
|“||In Perry Land, Perry does whatever Perry wants.||”|
— Perry in Bob Zombie
|“||I don't care about rashes, I've rarely gone without one.||”|
— Perry in The Curse of the Screaming Skull
|The image gallery for Terry Perry may be viewed here.|