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F-ck them all to death!
~ Mr. Garrison's famous line on immigrants.
Oh Jeez!
~ Mr. Garrison's catchphrase.
Genetic engineering erases all of God's mistakes, like German people.
~ Mr. Garrison (quote added to showcase his vocal racism, which is often played for laughs).

Mr. Herbert Garrison, temporarily known as Janet Garrison, is the secondary antagonist of the animated adult sitcom South Park.

He is the gay Fourth Grade Teacher at South Park Elementary and was also briefly the President of the United States. He is notable for having varied from a jerk to a full-blown antagonist and back again. He is considered to be one of the most deranged residents of the town of South Park, alongside Eric Cartman.

He is voiced by series co-creator, Trey Parker.

Biography

Mr. Garrison is horribly racist, homophobic and extremely arrogant, - he was also a somewhat rude and cruel teacher and enjoyed humiliating certain students, he was also a vindictive character and once tried to sue the school for prior mistreatment by using his as-of-then openly gay partner Mr. Slave to perform grotesque acts in front of the students with the aim of being fired - this backfired horribly on him however as he was hailed a hero due to "political correctness".

Mr. Garrison went through a sex change operation, renaming himself "Mrs. Garrison" (despite not being married). His vulgar nature never changed. In fact, he became arguably worse: seeking to have an abortion (with abnormal glee) and treating Mr. Slave extremely badly as he/she reverted back to homophobia. Later, Mr. Garrison tried to outlaw gay marriage to spite Mr. Slave when he tried to marry Big Gay Al (showing, once again, his vindictive side).

Mr. Garrison is also famous for being insane (albeit his insanity is often played for laughs) - having an alter-ego in the hand-puppet known as Mr. Hat: who sometimes plays out some of Mr. Garrison's darker fantasies, which he claims to be repulsed by (such as when Mr. Hat was a member of the Klansmen).

Despite claiming to be repulsed by Mr Hat's involvement with the KKK, Mr. Garrison engaged in very similar acts himself when he tried to drive away all the "richers" from South Park in one episode - becoming, in many ways, the very thing he professed to hate (this once again highlights Mr. Garrison's often chaotic way of thinking, possibly due to his split personality).

Although not villainous in the sense of harming another being (at least humans which changed following Season 19), it was implied in an early episode that Mr. Garrison, in addition to being a suppressed gay, also engaged in bestiality—which (if true) would further complicate his already infamous sexuality issues.

When he went back to being a man, he started to become less insane and started to act like a perfectly sane teacher, albeit still being racist, until he was fired by PC Principal and became the 45th President of the United States.

Personality

Mr. Garrison is shown to be a crude, rude, abusive, short-tempered, cold, arrogant, deficient, manipulative and homophobic (ironic since he is a homosexual or going by recent seasons most likely bisexual), as well as a vindictive and racist individual. He loves to force his beliefs on others, it is his attitude which led to a post-Apocalyptic future where three warring Atheist sects are emulating his beliefs. During the Christmas Specials, he freely calls Jews, Hindus, and Muslims heathens who don't celebrate Christmas while saving his greatest amount of vitriol for the Japanese.

He is also extremely vituperative and opprobrious towards his lover, Mr. Slave, to the point where Mr. Slave left him after the sex change since he didn't care about how Mr. Slave would feel and only thought about himself. Mr. Garrison always has had a trouble with empathy to the point where it becomes apparent he lacks it, becoming nothing more than a sociopath near Cartman's caliber.

This is shown explicitly during "Follow that Egg!", where Mr. Garrison tries to 'take back' Mr. Slave and gets enraged that Mr. Slave has moved on is in engaged to Big Gay Al. He believed he was taking Mr. Slave back and thought that his old boyfriend only left due to Mr. Garrison calling him a "faggot", ignoring that Mr. Slave said he doesn't like women and that Mr. Garrison never even consulted him before the surgery. To sabotage their wedding, Mr. Garrison turns the parenting exercise he gave his class into a rigged experiment to prove gay couples cannot take care of children. And to this end, he is willing to murder people as shown in the final part, nearly killing Stan and Kyle when they show off the egg being perfectly fine.

Antagonistic Roles

Garrison is a common antagonist in South Park. Most notably, he served as the main antagonist of the first four seasons and the episodes The Death Camp of Tolerance, Mr. Garrison's Fancy New Vagina, Follow That Egg and Go God Go!!!. He became a more major antagonist as he began his presidential campaign, serving as the overarching antagonist of Seasons 19 and 20, one of the two main antagonists in Season 21 (alongside Eric Cartman) and a cameo character in Season 22.

In the Season 23 episode Season Finale, he somehow returns to his role as president and receives a phone call from Randy Marsh, asking for his help to be released from prison, while also having ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) centers hold Mexican kids, while their parents get deported back to Mexico.

In the season 24 special episode, The Pandemic Special, Garrison serves as the secondary antagonist and undoubtedly crosses the Moral Event Horizon. He intentionally hinders any progress to deal with the Coronavirus pandemic because he sees it as a way to kill off Mexicans. He ignores the immoral nature of this as he's committing indirect mass murder and the fact that the pandemic is affecting the entire country and the world itself. Later, when scientists finally re-acquire the animal needed to study and help develop a potential vaccine for Coronavirus, Garrison shows up with a flame thrower and uses it to kill the creature and scientist, dooming the world so he can succeed with his twisted personal agenda. This would later go on until he loses the election to Joe Biden, who wanted to destroy his diabolical agenda for good. Garrison was later impeached at the end of the season 24.

He is also the central antagonist and deuteragonist (behind the Boys collectively) of the South ParQ Vaccination Special. He returns to South Park wishing to start as a teacher again. While he isn't as villainous in this episode, he is responsible for the actions of the main antagonist, who was doing his misdeeds in the name of President Garrison. In addition, Mr. Garrison is who motivates the boys to carry out their main objective of the special and provide teachers with vaccinations as they do not want Garrison to return to his post.

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Trivia

  • He is the second most common antagonist of the show, aside Eric Cartman.
  • His relationship with Mr. Hat was very similar to the Ventriloquist and Scarface from the Batman series, as they both had a puppet that they claim to have a mind of its own, they both wear glasses, and they forced the owners to kill people.
  • President Garrison is a parody to Donald Trump, the real-life 45th President of the United States. Previously the two have met in 'The Entity', when Mr. Garrison invited him (along with other rich people) to show the IT. Garrison had also raped to death a Canadian version of Donald Trump.
  • His appearance in the Season 21 finale "Splatty Tomato" serves as a homage to It from the titular 2017 film based of Stephen King's novel.
  • Garrison is arguably even more deranged than Cartman as in The Pandemic Special, Cartman was willing to end the coronavirus (against his own self-interests), whereas Garrison wanted it to continue to favor his self-interests.

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