|Debut Episode/Fic||"Stunning and Brave"|
PC Principal is a character in the animated series South Park, introduced in the Season 19 episode "Stunning and Brave". He takes over from Principal Victoria when she is fired, and remains a recurring presence as the school principal. He is a satire on politically correct culture and the "social justice warrior" stereotype.
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Selected to bring South Park Elementary "into 2015" with a bold and progressive new agenda, PC Principal immediately set out to challenge the town's record of racism, sexism and outrageous stereotypes. A graduate of Texas A&M University, PC Principal loves nothing more than drinking beer, working out and that feeling you get when you rhetorically defend a marginalized community from systems of oppression. He is especially defensive of his idol - the brave, and stunning, Caitlyn Jenner. Despite these goals, PC Principal is fairly uncomfortable around handicapped people like Jimmy Valmer. PC Principal moved in with a number of like-minded college students at the PC Delta Fraternity and quickly became their leader, collecting consent forms daily and helping admit new pledges. He also lead the calls for "safe spaces" in the town and to more affirmative consent. He occasionally needs a 'spotter' to help him explain social justice issues to people.
Within the fandom, PC Principal remains a highly controversial character. Many fans have expressed the belief he is funnier than Principal Victoria and therefore a superior character, but others feel the changes to the town since his arrival have hurt the show. Many opinions of him have rested on his status as a satire and symbol of social justice politics. Some socially conscious people rejecting him as an unfair satire and some conservative fans find him hilarious as a result. These are not universal opinions, as some fans across the spectrum felt that the character's introduction was a step towards politically correct cultural.
As the series has progressed since his introduction, he has been accepted among a growing number of fans as a part of the show and less often blamed for series decline. The introduction of his children has often been cited for humanizing the character to some degree, though this is not universally held.