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Terence, also known as Terrence or Big Brother Bird, is a large red bird who is a member of the Flock. Introduced in 2010, he was the second character added the first game in the series through updates. The first was the Boomerang Bird, Hal. After his first appearance in the fourth episode, Terence became one of the main characters of the game, even officially becoming a member of Red's flock - even if he did not appear with them in Poached Eggs, Mighty Hoax, and Danger Above.
Terence's Description from the Birdsonality Test (modified):
Terence is the strong, silent type. Logical, level-headed, and rational, he has a keen analytical mind. His introspective nature can make him seem distant from others - but he, in turn, is sometimes baffled by how irrational and emotional others can be. He best works when he's left with his own thoughts, or when interacting with other people who see things in the same way he does.
Terence is a very silent and isolated bird that rarely shows emotion, sad or happy. His quiet nature makes it hard for the other flock members to bond with him, as he has never talked at all - just making deep grunting sounds. The birds instead like him and oddly made the quiet bird a member of their flock.
Terence's personality comes from his haunted scarring past, and not much is known about it, but he had deeply troubled experiences as a young bird, which largely affected him. He has gone a dark and sinister route.
Rightfully so, Terence is an extremely menacing and intimidating bird, and the pigs and at times, even the birds, fear him, with the ground shaking when he walks.
Though he has a very thick outer shell, Terence has shown bits and pieces of emotion to the other members of the flock. At times, he may even crack a smile, though his emotion quickly diminishes.
Terence makes his debut in the original Angry Birds game, where he is the seventh bird to be introduced and the second new one introduced through updates. He first appears in The Big Setup, where the entire episode is dedicated to him and Hal. After his introduction level, The Big Setup 9-1, he becomes a playable character in all the themes that follow as well as an official member of the core flock, even though he didn't appear with them in Poached Eggs.
Terence is noticably very similar to Red in appearance, but it has been confirmed that they are not related in any way.
Terence is the only character to be involved in a one-bird level, excluding the Golden Eggs. (a level where there is only one bird to shoot) He is also the only bird without a manually activated ability that does not have a corpse sprite.
While all of the other birds have specific abilities, Terence has none. Instead, he has brute strength, and can wreck through structures in his way with ease. He can smash through glass, wood and stone effectively, something that none of the other birds can do. Like Red, he will only launch a battle cry when the player taps the screen as he is in flight.
However, as the player continuously plays with Terence, he/she will eventually notice that he is flawed in multiple ways. For one, he sometimes will randomly stop in his tracks after hitting a structure, or will even bounce off of some structures, forcefully pushing them instead of destroying through them. It all depends on the blocks he hits and the way he hits them. (for example, he doesn't break square blocks very well)
When the player activates the Power Potion powerup, Terence will quite literally break through anything in his path with ease. This becomes even better when the player adds on the King Sling, as he can break through entire levels without losing speed or angle.
Terence appears once again as a playable character, and is introduced with the rest of the characters in the Trick or Treat theme, when the game was still known as Angry Birds Halloween. After his introduction level, he then on appears in all of the following themes as a playable character.
Unlike all the other Angry Birds games, Seasons does not change its character designs, so Terence keeps his classic design.
Like all the other characters, Terence has costumes that can be unlocked by the player.
He, at times, appears in themes as a main character, but a very noticeable one is the On Finn Ice theme, where he visits his cousin Tony in Finland, a character that was unknown to fans. He also appears as a main in the Ski or Squal and Ragnahog themes.
Terence also appears as the Wingman in the Comic-Con level of Pig Days. However, rather than being an actual character with its own designs, it is only Terence in an attached costume. It is more obvious when the player moves Terence around on the slingshot, where the headpiece flimsily moves around.
Terence once again has extreme brute force and strength, just like he does in the original game. Otherwise, not much change is brought to his character.
In Piglantis, water features are introduced, and it is not extremely effective when it comes to Terence. Unless he has space to shoot out of the water, he will not do much damage when he resurfaces. He is much heavier than the other characters, of course, so he will sink much deeper than the rest of the other birds.
Tony is a seperate character to Terence, and is his cousin that lives in Finland. He first appears in On Finn Ice, and then on it has become a tradition to re-introduce Tony as a playable character in all of the winter-based themes for the game. He appears in three themes in total, the other two being Ski or Squeal and Ragnahog, and is a main character for both. He also appears once in Pig Days, level 3-12.
He is so far the only playable bird in the Seasons game to be exclusive to that game. While Bubbles and Stella were both introduced in the Seasons game, they then on went to become parts of Red's flock and have appeared as main characters in multiple different installments for the series.
Tony is almost identical to Terence, but bears a difference in color and feathers, as his are much thicker as he lives in a colder climate.
While this detail has been overlooked by Rovio, Tony bears a resemblance to Terence's toons design, rather than his classic design.
Tony, unlike Terence, actually bears an ability. He, when the screen is tapped, flies downwards, and causes a mini-explosion on the first surface he hits. It is suggested that the player activates his ability at a high velocity so that he can have a lot of speed when he dives, so that he is much more destructive.
Tony can also be used just like Terence, and will have the same destructive effect that Terence does.
Terence appears in Angry Birds Rio as a playable character, first appearing in Airfield Chase. Though it is unknown how he got there, it can be assumed that he travelled there with the rest of the flock to save Red, Chuck, and Jay, Jake, and Jim as they had been kidnapped. After his introduction level, he then on appears as a playable character in all of the themes that follow.
Once Terence and the other members of the flock defeat Nigel and free the captive birds, they hijack the smuggler's plane and fly back to Piggy Island, where they arrive just in time to save the eggs from being captured by the pigs once again.
A while later, Terence and the rest of the flock travel back to Rio to visit their friends, Blu and Jewel. This begins the Rio 2 segment.
In this segment, all the characters recieved an animation change to their Toons designs, along with Terence. Terence made noticable changes, his face was made much smaller in comparison to his body, making him seemingly much larger. His body is also much more rounded and wider, and slightly bounces when he lands. He also recieves better shading and different outlining.
Terence bears the same ability that he has in the previous two Angry Birds games, and no real changes are made to his strength, size, or speed.
While caged birds/dolphins and marmosets are much more tougher than the easily popped pigs, it is not as much of a problem for Terence, as he is much more stronger than the other birds. However, it still manages to be a problem for Terence, and he will be weaked much quicker than if he were to be tearing through a large grouping of pigs.
There are also water features introduced in Rio in the High Dive theme, and they work the same way for Terence as they do in Piglantis.
Terence, along with a few other birds were teased in early 2012 for a new project of Rovio's. This soon revealed to be the fourth installment of the series, Angry Birds Space. Terence, along with all the other birds, recieved new counterparts and designs, all based off of comic book characters.
The game begins with Terence isolated under a tree as the flock tends to the eggs. Suddenly, a vortex opens up in the sky and Ice Bird flies out with his eggsteroid, shortly followed by a robotic arm. The arm grabs the eggsteroid and the flock's eggs and goes back into the vortex, causing the flock to fly into the portal to pursue the eggs, Terence following.
Through the portal Terence, along with the rest of the flock, transforms into his space counterpart.
The flock makes it out of the vortex and into the final frontier, beginning the events of the game.
Terence is known as the "Incredible Terence", and is based off of Marvel's comic book character, The Incredible Hulk. He doesn't make any changes appearance wise, but his color is completely changed into green, and his spots and creases are now dark green.
Terence and the other characters (excluding Atomic Bird) recieved their own promotional videos, along with merchandise to advertise the game.
Terence has the same ability that he does in the previous games, though players now rely on his force rather than his strength. Terence now pushes the objects he hits, rather than destroy them, knocking them into gravitational fields and often having destructive results.
He also has a small unknown feature; when the screen is tapped when he is nearby a pig, he will roar, sending out flashes of green and causing the nearby pig to jump up. This will only happen in a gravitational field and isn't extremely useful, though it can do small damage.
The Wingman also appears in the form of space Terence with the wingman costume as a powerup. This time, however, Wingman has the ability to send out a gravitational field around him when the screen is tapped, attracting nearby objects for a couple seconds until the field dissappears and he disinegrates.
Terence appears in the game as the counterpart of Chewbacca, a main character of the Star Wars universe. He is based off of the wookie species, a type unique to the universe, and is brown colored and very hairy.
Known as "Terebacca", the wookie is best friends with Chuck "Ham" Solo, and the two own the Mighty Millenium Falcon together. They first appear when Obi-Wan and Red Skywalker ask them to help, insisting that they will be paid later. They board the Millenium Falcon, beginning the events of the game.
Terence recieved a promotional character video alongside Chuck to advertise the game as well as show gameplay for both characters. The video can be found on youtube.
Terebacca also recieved his own merchandise in promotion for the game, including his own plush toy.
While brute strength is still a factor in Terebacca's character, he now also has the ability to cause small tumors when he lands, misplacing and damaging objects close to him. This ability is seemingly quite destructive as the level literally shakes when he lands, but it isn't as powerful as the game leads it to be. It does have some perks to it, but for the most part the player should rely on Terebacca's strength.
Body-wise, he can destroy multiple pieces of glass, wood, and a couple pieces of metal with ease.
In the Hoth episode, Terebacca recieves an ability upgrade, and can create earthquakes when he makes contact with a surface. This causes a much more forceful impact on the objects nearby him, and can cause big chain reactions with the right angle and direction.
It is a new feature for characters to activate abilities slightly after they land, but this does not apply to Terebacca, being the only character without a player activated ability.
Terence appears as Chewbacca, but only as a power-up. He cannot be found in any of the story levels, but can be bought as a powerup in certain amounts with in-game currency. He will then be available in all of the Bird Side levels.
Terence the same ability that he does in the original game, though there is no need to upgrade him to have the earthquake effect.
Terence also has his own level in the Rewards Chapter, and it can be unlocked by obtaining a certain amount of points when using him.
Terence appears in Angry Birds Go! as a playable character, and is first introduced in the Rocky Road theme.
Terrence appears in Angry Birds: Transformers as Heatwave. He is fireman suited as the real Heatwave. He doesn't move much though, as his personality in the original Angry Birds suits him.
Despite Terrence's powerful blast, Terrence isn't actually a good character. It takes a long time for missiles to rain down on the enemy, which if multiple enemies appear, Terrence will have a disadvantage. However, Terrence can reposition his blasts when the missiles are in the air. This can be a loss of popped pigs. Terrence has a chance of failing the mission.
Terence is featured as a main character in the Angry Birds Toons series, and makes multiple appearances in many of the episodes, sometimes the subject in his own. The series shows more depth to Terence as a character and his interests other than what the games have shown us.
To see Terence's involvement in the Toons series, see the episode listings below:
- List of Angry Birds Toons Episodes
- List of Angry Birds Toons Episodes/Season 2
- List of Angry Birds Toons Episodes/Season 3
Terence appears as a supporting character in The Angry Birds Movie. He is first introduced in the anger management class and is shown to be a very violent, even dangerous bird. He develops a romantic interest in Matilda as the movie progresses. To see Terence's involvment in the movie, see here.
- Terence's spots are purple on his plush, rather than dark red.
- He was first referred to by his proper name by Red in the Season's Greetings comic.
- Terence is the largest member of The Flock (excluding Bubbles' inflated form and the Mighty Eagle).
- Terence used to make Red's pain noises (in low pitch) in Angry Birds Friends. This was later on changed.
- He is the first bird to have a confirmed name.
- Strangely enough, although Terence is the largest and probably the heaviest bird of all, he flies well.
- Terence and the Blues are the only male birds in Angry Birds Toons to have a female voice performer.
- He are also the only characters to have confirmed family members. The Blues are quite literally brothers, while Terence has his cousin Tony from Finland.