Tegan Butter

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Tegan Butter
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Appears inMiCoVerse
Debutchapter 30 - "Hearing Things 2"


Tegan Butter is a supporting character in the webcomic MiCoVerse.

Character creation[edit]

Author Emily "MushroomMinded" Potgeter states she does not have much experience with openly autistic children or autism in general.[1]

Biography[edit]

Tegan is adopted and has one older brother. She attends the same school as the main characters, Cody and Milo.

Appearance[edit]

Tegan is a middle school-aged girl. She has strawberry blond hair, which she usually wears in pigtails. She often wears pink clothes. She usually carries a pink shoulder bag with her.

Autism[edit]

The author confirmed that Tegan is autistic in the comments of the Webtoon.[2] This is further corroborated by posts on the auhtor's Tumblr.[3][4][5]

Tegan values being truthful and is often blunt in doing so, saying exactly what is on her mind without a lot of regard for the context of the situation or how her statements might affect other characters' emotions. She has stated "I don't understand people." [6]

Reception[edit]

Tegan's character was initially a divisive point within the MiCoVerse fandom. Her disregard for other characters' feelings has gathered her some critique, while others point out that she still is a child and has good intentions, even if she doesn't execute them particularly gracefully. Most of these critiques have died down as the story progressed.

Trivia[edit]

  • Multiple drawings on the artist's blog feature Tegan wearing an aromantic flag shirt.[7][8]

References[edit]

  1. MushroomMinded, 2021. Hey! I was wondering, with the most recent couple pages, if Tegan is autistic? [online] Tumblr. Available at: <https://mushroomminded.tumblr.com/post/664037024234455040/hey-i-was-wondering-with-the-most-recent-couple> [Accessed 12 October 2021].
  2. https://www.webtoons.com/en/challenge/micoverse/comforting-silence-5/viewer?title_no=286697&episode_no=145 chapter 143 - "Comforting Silence 5". October 3, 2021. The Tired Introvert: "NO I'M CERTAIN NOW THIS GIRL IS ON THE SPECTRUM". MushroomMinded: "yeah she is ❤". Accessed October 12, 2021
  3. MushroomMinded, 2021. Whatever Boats Your Float - tegan stans are LOSING in the webtoon comments.... [online] Tumblr. Available at: <https://mushroomminded.tumblr.com/post/664033706678321152/tegan-stans-are-losing-in-the-webtoon-comments> [Accessed 12 October 2021].
  4. MushroomMinded, 2021. Hey! I was wondering, with the most recent couple pages, if Tegan is autistic? [online] Tumblr. Available at: <https://mushroomminded.tumblr.com/post/664037024234455040/hey-i-was-wondering-with-the-most-recent-couple> [Accessed 12 October 2021].
  5. MushroomMinded, 2021. Btw can i express to u how happy canon autistic tegan makes me feel as tegan in the real and an autistic teen . It makes me very happy i like it lots . Love u em. [online] Tumblr. Available at: <https://mushroomminded.tumblr.com/post/664065154832596992/btw-can-i-express-to-u-how-happy-canon-autistic> [Accessed 12 October 2021].
  6. MiCoVerse: "Comforting Silence 5 - 143". Available at: https://www.webtoons.com/en/challenge/micoverse/comforting-silence-5/viewer?title_no=286697&episode_no=145 [Accessed 12 October 2021]
  7. https://mushroomminded.tumblr.com/post/657780904266186752
  8. https://mushroomminded.tumblr.com/post/629384607316557824

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