Terrance Mephesto is a member of the fourth grade class and rival to the main boys. He debuted in "An Elephant Makes Love to a Pig" and has made occasional cameos since.
Although Terrance has never been seen inside the fourth grade classroom outside of his debut episode, he frequently appears in the background. In "Lice Capades", he is seen in a different line to the main class; as it is known that there is at least one other fourth grade classroom, this may explain his absence from Mr. Garrison's class.
Terrance wears a purple jacket with a black neck tie and yellow suspenders attached to orange pants. His hair and eyebrows are dark brown and he has prominent chin. His eyebrows are of a peculiar shape, being jagged, unusually thick and forming a monobrow. After Season Five, his eyebrows are drawn normally.
Terrance appears to have an abrasive personality, actively seeking out conflict in "An Elephant Makes Love to a Pig". He also appears to be incredibly arrogant and self-centered; when his father warns him about the danger his clone poses to the people of South Park, he exclaims "They're all stupid anyway!". Terrance also disparagingly calls Kyle a plebeian, showing his arrogant demeanor.
In "An Elephant Makes Love to a Pig", Terrance is shown to be Dr. Alphonse Mephesto's son, although he never appears with his father again, nor is he mentioned as such. Since his mother never appears, it is possible he lives with her. Terrance appears to have a good relationship with his father, who happily helps his son with his science project of cloning a human.
It is not known what relationship Terrance has with Kevin, Dr. Mephesto's constant companion.
Terrance is accompanied almost constantly by Bill and Fosse in "An Elephant Makes Love to a Pig". The pair are assumed to be part of Terrance's cabal, but they have yet to appear as a group since. Terrance was quite clearly the brains of the group; Bill and Fosse did nothing but follow him around and remark that things were "pretty gay".
Although Terrance faded from prominence very quickly, he still makes occasional background appearances.
- "An Elephant Makes Love to a Pig" - Bets that he can clone a human faster than the boys can create a pig-elephant crossbreed.
- "Hooked on Monkey Phonics" - Seen at the school dance.
- South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut - Seen as a member of La Resistance.
- "World Wide Recorder Concert"
- "Trapper Keeper"
- "Scott Tenorman Must Die" - Seen laughing in the background.
- "Fat Butt and Pancake Head" -
- "The Jeffersons" - Seen in Michael Jefferson's house.
- "Quest for Ratings"
- "Ginger Kids" - Appears in Ginger Kids' cells.
- "Mystery of the Urinal Deuce" - Terrance, along with Timmy, Bill and Pip are seen in the audience when Mr. Mackey is giving his speech, though he does not speak.
- "With Apologies to Jesse Jackson" - Three Terrance clones are seen in the background at the school assembly. One of them is white-haired.
- "The List" - Seen with Boy with Blue Cap.
- "Breast Cancer Show Ever" - Seen watching the climactic fight.
- "The F Word" - Seen in the background at the school assembly.
- "Faith Hilling" - Seen in the memeing class with the other 4th Grade students.
- "Jewpacabra" - Seen at the Easter egg hunt.
- "Butterballs" - Seen in the background at the school assembly.
- "Sarcastaball" - Seen in the background in the locker room.
- "A Scause For Applause" - Seen in the background in the school hallways.
- "Member Berries" - Cameo