|Hair Color:|| Dark Brown with Light Brown streaks|
Black with Light Brown streaks
Black with Blue Streaks
Black with Pink/Blue/Purple Streaks
McKinley High Student Council Secretary
New Directions Member
Former Cheerios Member
Former Rhythm Explosion Member
|Aliases:|| Tay Tay, X-Tina, Lady (Blaine)|
Asian, Tina Cohen-Loser, Cohen-Chang, Asian Number One, Tina Cohen-Chang Chang Chang Goes the Trollop, Florence Nightmareingale, Hag-for-Life (Sue)
Blue Eyes (Rachel)
Self-Hating Asian (Mike)
Miss Cohen-Chang (Principal Figgins,Blaine)
Girl Chang (Santana)
Tina Blowin'-Wang (Sebastian)
The Girlfriend (Mike Chang Sr.)
Happy Girl Drunk (Finn)
Asian Horror Movie (Roz)
Harujuku Girl, Creepy Nurse Maid (Kitty)
|Family & Friends|
|Family:|| Unnamed Mother|
|Relationships:|| Mike Chang (ex-boyfriend; sexual; ended; friends)|
Artie Abrams (ex-boyfriend; friends)
Kurt Hummel (his beard, ended)
Blaine Anderson (crush; former one sided crush; best friends)
|Friends:|| Blaine Anderson (best friend) |
Wade "Unique" Adams
|Enemies:|| Vocal Adrenaline|
Jacob Ben Israel
Jesse St. James
|Interests:|| Expressing herself|
|Clique:|| Glee Club|
|Education:||William McKinley High School|
|Awards:||The First Annual William McKinley High School Diva Award|
|Portrayer:|| Jenna Ushkowitz|
Lea Michele (Tina's Dream)
Tina Cohen-Chang is a main character on Glee. She is currently a senior at William McKinley High School, where she actively participates in the school's glee club and one of the New Directions' original members. At the beginning of Season One, she pretended to have a stutter, which started when she was younger, to push people away from her due to her shyness. Now, she appears to get along with most of the other members in the Glee Club. In Season Two, her character seems to become more confident and outgoing, as well as in Seasons Three and Four.
Tina dated fellow glee club member, Artie Abrams, but she started seeing Mike Chang before breaking up with Artie (whom she later dumped in the lunch line at school), as they had fallen in love at Asian Camp during the summer. The relationship between Tina and Mike has been the longest-lasting relationship of any to appear on the show to date, lasting two entire seasons, without any break-ups. However, by the start of Season Four, Tina has broken up with Mike, choosing not to commit to a long-distance relationship. She also said that she is still in love with Mike and they remain close friends after the school's production of Grease. She develops a crush on Blaine Anderson later on in the season, which then develops into a close friendship.Tina Cohen-Chang is portrayed by actress and author, Jenna Ushkowitz.
Tina and Artie sign up together.It is notable that Tina has a prominent stutter and even stutters when she is writing. She auditions for the Glee Club with the song I Kissed a Girl by Katy Perry, in which she finishes the performance with a thigh slap. She makes it into the club. The first song the Glee club sing together is Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat, Which they are all frustrated by as they feel their talents aren't being put to good use, they all feel that Rachel is trying to be center of attention. Later on Tina, along with everyone else who auditioned moves on to watch Vocal Adrenaline perform a show-stopping rendition of Rehab, which leaves the club speechless. She even stutters by saying: "We're d-d-doomed." After Mr. Schuester attempts to quit Glee because his then wife Terri Del Monico said she was pregnant, Tina performs along with her fellow glee club members in Don't Stop Believin' which convinces him to stay.
Tina and the girls go in search of Dakota Stanley. She and Rachel tell Mercedes not to pursue a romantic relationship with Kurt because he is gay and Mercedes will very likely be disappointed, but Mercedes rejects their advice. She is seen at the glee club car wash wheeling Artie around.
In the beginning of the episode Tina dances to Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) with Kurt and Brittany, but Kurt's dad catches. Kurt attempts to hide his sexuality by saying that Tina is his "girlfriend" and he told him that he auditioned for the Football Team and now he's already in, he also told his dad that their dresses are actually the costumes for the football team.Burt Hummel, Kurt's father, says get me tickets for your first game. Later in the episode, Mr. Schue awards Tina her first solo, Tonight, from West Side Story, because she hasn't had a solo yet. Later in the auditorium, when she performs the song, she is flighty on the last high note and insists that she is bad and also insists Mr. Schue give Rachel the solo. Mr. Schuester points out that her stutter is getting better from her boosted confidence. In the end, Mr. Schuester sticks with Tina, causing Rachel to leave the club to do the musical with Sandy.
April Rhodes wins the trust of the club and teaches Tina and Mercedes how to shoplift. Tina worries that Quinn doesn't like them (referring to her sickness), but Puck instead reveals she is pregnant. Tina sings Last Name and Somebody to Love with the club.
Mr. Schuester proposes a mash-up competition, pitting the girls against the boys, and promises that the winning group will get to choose the opening number for the upcoming Sectionals competition. It is also shown that Mercedes is giving Tina a manicure and they are both laughing at a joke that Brittany told them. When time comes for the boys to perform their mash-up performance, the girls were all shocked at the amazing performance and will be a tough performance to beat. Terri Schuester gives Tina and the other New Directions girls a pseudoephedrine, enabling them to perform a hyper version of Halo/Walking on Sunshine, like what the boys did. In the end, Mr. Schuester finds out that Terri gave them all pills and is furious with both of the teams.
Tina is chosen by Sue to be part of her "elite" glee club, the Sue's Kids, along with the other 'minority' students in the New Directions: Santana, Artie, Kurt, Mike, Mercedes and Matt. Sue refers to Tina as "Asian," but is somewhat confused with Mike because they're both Asian; however, Sue then calls over "Other Asian," ending any confusion. Sue and Will have an argument and when the whole club heard Sue's insults about them, Tina leaves behind Mercedes. Finally, they all return to be a single group and perform Keep Holding On for Quinn. Tina is also present in the performance Hate on Me in which she gets a very miniscule solo and dances with the glee club members.
At the beginning of the episode Tina along with Kurt, Mercedes, and Rachel are afraid to be slushied by Karofsky, but Finn is the one who ends up being slushied. Tina, Mercedes, and Artie wore raincoats to protect them from being slushied. Tina is one of the girls who defended Kurt from Finn along with Mercedes, Rachel, and Artie. She opens the door of the girl's bathroom when Kurt slushied himself. Tina later watches, happily, as Puck sings Sweet Caroline, and is later disappointed when Finn briefly quits the club.Proud Mary, where she is given a small solo, during the performance, and she smiles at Artie sadly.
The students draw names out of a hat to pick partners for their ballad assignment. Tina is paired with "Other Asian," i.e. Mike Chang. However, instead of singing their ballads, they end up singing Lean On Me with the rest of the club to Finn and Quinn. In this episode, Tina reveals that she has rosacea, which is currently "acting up" in this episode during all the "baby drama," as Tina puts it.
Tina and the rest of the club watch the Jane Addams Academy girls perform. She receives lessons in "hairography" from Brittany, and then performs Hair/Crazy in Love with New Directions, and is partnered up with Mike Chang. Finally, she gets her first complete solo when the club performs True Colors, with the rest of the club on back up vocals. This is the second solo Mr. Schuester has given her, but the first with the entire club present.
At the beginning of the episode Kurt is showing the whole club the Thunderclap (McKinley High's yearbook) and telling them that they don't need to be in it due to all previous years' photos being defaced by the whole school, and it will also save the from hours of countless ridicule. Tina along with the rest of the club, (except for Rachel) is scared of the yearbook photo because photos of unpopular kids/groups always end up being defaced. In the end, she poses for the yearbook photos with the glee club, but is defaced by Karofsky. She also helps (along with the whole of the glee club) with the mattress land advert, providing backup vocals and dancing with Brittany, Mike, Artie, Finn and Mercedes.
Tina and the club discover that that father of Quinn's baby father is really Puck. At Sectionals, she, along with the rest of the club, find out that the other teams have stolen their set-list. She can be seen in the background crying and Artie comforting her. Along with the rest of New Directions, she creates a new set list and performs You Can't Always Get What You Want (in which she gets a reasonably small solo) and wins the competition. Finally, the club dedicates to Mr. Schue My Life Would Suck Without You, in which she receives a small solo.Gives You Hell Tina sings with club contributing background vocals. She later threatens Rachel alongside Kurt, Artie, and Mercedes for the risk she is taking dating Jesse St. James. Tina later sings in Hello, Goodbye.
Tina and the other Glee girls discuss their boy problems, and she tells them about her troubles with Artie, in which Artie states he forgives Tina for faking her stutter, but wants her to wear tighter/seductive clothes if she wants him to be her boyfriend, which angers and shocks her. Later in a Glee rehearsal, when Will talks about the Glee Club boys not treating the girls nicely, she looks pointedly at Artie. She and other glee girls perform Express Yourself (where she gets a four line verse to herself), and she attends the rehearsal in which Jesse joins the club. Artie's misogynistic attitude leads her to confront him angrily, but Artie later apologizes and the two mend their relationship- after Artie admits he'd propose to her if he could. Tina then kisses Artie.Beautiful. Later, Tina and the rest of the club sing backup to April during the song Home.
When Mr. Schuester later interrogates Tina over a "Glist," she insists Puck posted it. She also attempts to gain a bad reputation by singing U Can't Touch This in the library with Kurt, Brittany, and Artie, and she blushes and looks embarrassed when the librarian claims their performance is "cute."
Tina is seen through the episode in the background, She also performs background vocals in One.
Bryan Ryan visits the club and tells them that their dreams will never come true, greatly upsetting Tina, who cries because performing is the career she wants to pursue. She later confronts Artie on his dream to dance and attempts to make a dance routine with him. She tries to tap dance with him, and Artie feels more confident, leading him to try and walk using a pair of crutches. However, he stumbles and falls in front of Tina, causing him to shout tearfully "Go away!" Which upsets Tina, but she leaves. The next day she apologizes, and tells him she's been doing research on cure's for broken spines. She says she believes one day their will a cure for his condition, saying "If you can dream it, it's real." She then kisses him again and goes with him to purchase tap shoes. After Artie realizes his dream won't come true for a long time; On Artie's request, Tina dances lead with Mike during Dream a Little Dream of Me. She is also present during the performance Safety Dance, although she does not provide vocals, she does back-up dance.
Principal Figgins orders Tina to lose her goth look or be suspended, as he believes her style of dress encourages vampires. Tina goes into a slump, not knowing how to dress. She comes into school the next day dressed plainly, which causes concern for Mr. Schuester, and for the rest of ND to stare at her. The glee club then suggest different styles for her to wear, none of which she approves of. She becomes inspired by Lady Gaga and, along with the other Glee girls and Kurt, sings Bad Romance, in which she gets two lines to sing by herself. She is wearing Lady Gaga's bubble dress. She is also picked on by two bullies but is defended by Kurt. Despite this, she still gets pushed up against the lockers, and it is heavily implied Karofsky and Azimio beat up her and Kurt. Sick of the Gaga look, Tina pretends to be a vampire and scares Figgins into letting her dress the way she wants. She claims that her father is a vampire, and that Asian vampires are the worst. She is then able to wear the clothes she likes again. She announces this in Glee club, and the whole club cheers for her as she takes a bow. She also confronts Karofsky and Azimio with the rest of the Glee Club when they harass Kurt.
Tina then goes into yet another slump when Jesse leaves the club and returns to Vocal Adrenaline but soon gets over it and performs Give Up the Funk to scare her competitors. While performing she pauses and looks at Artie. She says that when Vocal Adrenaline toilet-papered the choir room that "It feels like someone invaded our home."Faithfully, Any Way You Want It/Lovin' Touchin' Squeezin' and Don't Stop Believin' with the rest of the club and is confident of their upcoming success. Tina accompanies Quinn to the hospital and waits for her to give birth before returning to Regionals and discovering that they have lost. On returning to school, Tina and the New Directions tearfully sing to To Sir, With Love to Mr Schue (In which she harmonizes with Artie), fearing that because they didn't place at Regionals the club will be disbanded. She also confesses that before glee club "I had a stutter." Artie stares at Tina as he admits that before glee club he never kissed a girl before. However, Sue allows the club an extra year and Tina happily listens as Mr. Schue, overjoyed, sings Over The Rainbow to them. She is holding hands with Artie during this performance.
At the beginning of the episod, Jacob Ben Israel aggressively questions the Glee Club members about their summer activities. He asks Tina and Mike, "What can you say about the rumors that you two are dating?" and Tina replies, "Because we're both Asian? That's racist!" The camera catches them holding hands as they walk away, passing by Artie who is looking on in dismay. Artie wants to impress Tina by joining the football team, and goes to Finn for help. He tells Finn that Tina and Mike fell in love over the summer at Asian Camp, where they taught Asian kids about the arts. In a flashback, Tina sings Getting To Know You from The King and I while Mike dances, and they spontaneously begin kissing in the middle of the song. In another flashback scene, Tina breaks up with Artie, explaining that she was tired of his lack of attention as well as repeatedly watching the film Coming Home when they did spend time together. (In contrast, Tina and Mike share a mutual interest in Mike's abs.) Later, Tina and Mike discover through their connections in the Asian community that Rachel sent Sunshine to a crack house, and they alert Will. Disappointed, Will says that Rachel is better than such tactics, but Tina says, "No, she's an ambitious little freak who'll do anything to hold onto her power." At the end of the episode while Rachel sings What I Did For Love, Artie sadly watches Tina and Mike dance in the classroom happily. She also performs backup vocals in Empire State of Mind.
When Mr. Schuester tells the Glee Club that he wants them to do a song from Christopher Cross for an assembly, Tina says quietly to Mike, "Never heard of him, don't wanna hear about him," and Kurt instead proposes singing a Britney Spears song, which Tina looks excited about.At Mr. Schuester's suggestion, Emma's new boyfriend Carl, a dentist, visits the Glee Club to talk about oral hygiene. Carl gives each of them a chewable capsule which will turn any plaque on their teeth blue. Tina and Mike have no blue on their teeth and proceed to kiss in celebration. Tina later appears in Artie's nitrous-oxide-induced Britney Spears hallucination, in which Artie sees Tina, Brittany, and Britney Spears talking about ranch dressing on pizza. Then Britney chastises Tina for breaking up with Artie, and Tina says, "I know, Britney. Artie, I'm sorry." Artie replies, "And I'm stronger," then gives Spears a high five. Tina is left looking sad. At the end of Artie's performance of Stronger, Tina is seen looking angry on a bleacher behind a sign reading "Loser." During Rachel's performance of The Only Exception, Tina and Mike sit together with Mike's arm around Tina, while Artie watches them sadly. Tina also provides backup vocals (and raunchy dance moves) in New Directions' (and Mr.Schue's) performance of Toxic. She is not seen to be partnered with anyone. Burt's heart attack, Tina gives Kurt a hug. Mercedes tells Mr. Schue that she wants to sing a spiritual song (I Look To You) to express to Kurt what she wants to say to him, with Tina and Quinn for back-up. When Kurt tells Mercedes that she did a great job, he admits to not believing in God. Tina says, "Wait, what?," which suggests that Tina believes in God. At the hospital, Tina is one of the people praying for Burt. After Sue intervenes to stop the club from singing religious songs during school, Tina says to Mr. Schue, "Last week we were too sexy, this week we're too religious? We can't win!" At the end of the episode, Tina sings the first and final solo parts in One of Us, standing next to Mike.
When Mr. Schuester tells the Glee Club that Puck is in juvenile hall, Tina says, "It really was just a matter of time." Later, Tina and Mike have a loud argument in the library about the duets competition and their relationship. Mike doesn't want to sing in a duet and would prefer to dance only. Tina has been to dim sum too many times with Mike and his mom, and wants to go to Breadstix, where she can get a salad without chicken feet in it. Mike tells Tina that they should go to Asian Couples Therapy to deal with their frequent arguing, and Tina asks rhetorically, "Why does the couples therapy have to be Asian?" Because Mike is reluctant to sing, Tina approaches Artie to be her duet partner, but he is already paired with Brittany, which Tina looks unsettled about. Tina and Mike remain duet partners, and though Mike is scared to sing in front of the group for the first time, Tina reassures him, and they perform Sing!. When it is time to vote for the best duet, Mike votes for himself and Tina by writing "Tina" inside a heart. Unfortunately, Tina and Mike do not win the competition.
Mr. Schuester impulsively decides to have the Glee Club perform The Rocky Horror Show for the school musical in order to impress Ms. Pillsbury. When Mike says he wants to be Frank-N-Furter, Tina asks him if he is serious and he tells her that he is confident with his singing voice thanks to their duet, which makes Tina smile and hold his hand proudly. Tina and Brittany play Columbia. Tina and Mike dance together with the other couples during Carl's audition song, Whatever Happened to Saturday Night?. During the performance, Carl puts Mike's arm around Tina as he sings, "Your arm around your girl, you'll like to sing along!" In Sweet Transvestite, Tina plays one of the transylvanians, wearing a tuxedo with a blue wig, a blue hat, and a blue vest. At the end of the episode, they all sing Time Warp. Tina and Brittany split Columbia's part, each having solo lines and a brief tap dance sequence.Karofsky shoves Kurt into the lockers, and Tina asks him if he is okay. When Mike and Tina are in the hallways alone, Mike tells Tina that one way to "cool off" while making out is by picturing Shannon Beiste. When Tina gets turned on during their subsequent makeout session (during which she refers to Mike as her "Situ-Asian"), she imagines Beiste and says Beiste's name out loud. Mike is startled, and Tina runs out of the room. When Will tells the glee club that Coach Beiste quit after hearing about their cool-off technique and that they should be ashamed, Finn clarifies that it was only the boys (and as Mike points out, Tina) who did it. Tina is present during the "glee girls meeting" and performs Start Me Up/Livin' On a Prayer with the girls for the mash-up competition.
Will gets sick during school and hallucinates the entire Glee club, including Tina, as small children. Before glee club starts, the students plan to play pranks on the substitute teacher; Tina, Artie and Mercedes decide to all swap their names. However their substitute, Holly Holliday, wins most of them over with her performance of Forget You, in which Tina is partnered up with Sam, who she playfully pushes away. She also provides backup vocals. When Will returns to his job after recovering from his illness (as well as being fired, then re-hired, by Sue), Tina tells him, "Don't get us wrong Mr. Schue, we always want you as our teacher. She was just kind of a nice break." Tina performs back up vocals in Singing In The Rain/Umbrella.
Rachel gathers the Glee girls with boyfriends on the football team (Tina, Quinn, and Brittany) to propose that they tell their boyfriends to defend Kurt from Karofsky's bullying. Tina asks Brittany if she and Artie are officially dating, and Brittany coolly replies, "Deal with it." Later in Glee the guys are recounting their fight with Karofsky in the locker room, and Tina explains to Mr. Schuester that all the guys present, except Finn, helped take on Karofsky. Tina is paired with Mike and performs in Marry You at Burt and Carole's wedding. During this performance, she gets a small dance and vocal duet with Mike. She even gets a line to sing by herself. At the reception, Tina and Mike sit together while Mr. Schue performs Sway, and she performs with the rest of New Directions in Just the Way You Are. When Kurt informs the club that he is transferring to Dalton Academy, they are shocked and upset; Tina tells him he can't leave, but Kurt has made up his mind.Warblers win, because it would only be because Kurt left McKinley and joined the Warblers. Tina also claps for Lauren when she joins New Directions. Later, Tina warns Artie about her suspicions that Mike and Brittany are cheating on them with each other. She is suspicious because Mike is wearing the same Lip Smackers Brittany does. Out of insecurity that Mike prefers cheerleaders to goths, she dresses as a (gothic) cheerleader to try and impress him. Artie however taunts her dress sense, saying she looks like a "cheerleader zombie corpse," and ignores her advice. iAt Sectionals, tensions are high among the Glee Club members; Tina tells Mike that he is a jerk and joins Rachel and Artie in threatening to not perform. After Mr. Schuester steps in, they all go onstage to perform their songs, and it is revealed that Mike and Brittany were not having an affair. The club ties for first place with the Warblers, and when Mr. Schuester offers Rachel a celebratory solo in Glee, she defers to Tina and Mercedes, whom she calls "unsung heroes." Together, Tina and Mercedes sing Dog Days Are Over. Sam, Mike, Tina and Mercedes all go visit the Santa at the mall. When it is Tina's turn to sit on Santa's lap, she asks, "When does Asian Santa arrive?" Later in Glee, Tina tells Mr. Schue that someone took everything that the Glee Club was going to give to the homeless, not knowing that Sue had secretly taken all of the presents back and ransacked the club's Christmas decorations. To make up for the loss, the club decides that the boys will sell their watches, and the girls will cut their hair for money. Tina unhappily says that she will look like Jackie Chan once she cuts her hair, and criticizes Quinn for complaining, as according to Tina she can "pull off that look." When the Glee Club comes back from singing Welcome Christmas to the teachers, Tina becomes emotional at the sight of Artie standing up with the aid of a ReWalk. Thriller/Heads Will Roll.
Finn sets up a kissing booth to help raise money for the Glee club. Santana mocks Finn about it, but the others push back against her habit of insulting people; Tina says, "Last week, you said Mr. Schue belonged in a twelve step program." When Mr. Schuester assigns the club to sing love songs, Artie and Mike decide to sing PYT (Pretty Young Thing) to Brittany and Tina. Tina sings My Funny Valentine to Mike, but is overwhelmed by her love for him and cries through the entire song, eventually collapsing on the floor in tears as Mike runs to her side and the rest of the club watches awkwardly. At the end of the episode, Tina, Mike, Mercedes and Rachel sit together at Breadstix, watching Kurt and the Warblers sing Silly Love Songs.
Sam sings Baby to Quinn in Glee Club, and Tina comments, "This is actually a really good song." The boys are mostly skeptical, but after seeing the girls' reactions, Mike, Artie and Puck want to join Sam's Justin Bieber cover band. Mike explains that all of their relationships are in a lull after Valentine's Day; in a flashback, Tina is more interested in playing "Angry Birds" than in kissing Mike or admiring his abs. Shortly after in Glee club, Tina asks Finn why he's dressed like Justin Bieber. Like Finn, Tina also ends up imitating the fashions of her fellow glee club members; she, Quinn, and Santana dress in plaid skirts and carousel horse sweaters after Brittany popularizes Rachel's style. However, Tina and the others point out that Rachel's reindeer sweater is definitely not in fashion, and they are very disappointed in Rachel when she tries to take credit for the trend. Tina and Brittany sing and dance backup for Lauren's first solo, I Know What Boys Like. At the end of the song, Lauren gives Brittany and Tina choreographed shoves to the floor, but they are both quickly on their feet to be the first to congratulate Lauren on her performance.party, but they find it boring until Puck convinces Rachel that the party needs more alcohol. During the party, Finn identifies Tina as "The Happy Girl Drunk," along with Mercedes. At school on Monday, everyone is still suffering from lingering hangovers; Tina leaves her locker open because closing it will "sound like a gunshot," and pleads with Santana, Mike, and Mercedes to talk about anything else but barf. Later they perform Blame It (On the Alcohol) and Tina is shown dancing with Puck. Tina performs in Tik Tok, the Glee Club's number for the school's alcohol awareness assembly.
Brittany thinks she's pregnant and reveals this to Santana, asking that it be kept secret (especially from Artie), but Santana immediately turns around and tells Tina, who tells Puck, who tells Lauren, who tells Artie. During Holly Holliday's performance of Do You Wanna Touch Me (Oh Yeah), Tina joins in the dancing with the rest of New Directions.
Rachel proposes that the club write original songs for Regionals, so Tina and Santana write a song called Trouty Mouth, about Sam's mouth. Tina plays the piano while Santana sings the song, but Sam is offended by the song and Mr. Schuester feels it isn't epic enough. Mr. Schuester is also skeptical about Puck's song, Big Ass Heart, and Mercedes' song, Hell To The No (for which Tina and the other girls sing backup vocals). He prompts them to write about times when they felt hurt—specifically, times Sue had hurt them. Mercedes tells him that Sue literally throws sticks at her, Santana tells him that Sue filled Santana's and Brittany's lockers with dirt, and Tina says that Sue called the Ohio Secretary of State saying that she was Tina and that she wanted to change her name to "Tina Cohen-Loser." These events become the inspiration for the song Loser Like Me. Meanwhile, Rachel writes Get It Right, inspired by a discussion with Quinn. At Regionals, Tina and Brittany sing backup for Get It Right, and Tina and the rest of New Directions perform Loser Like Me. New Directions wins, and Tina and Brittany are prominently shown celebrating. Tina is part of the unanimous vote for Rachel for Regionals MVP.Nationals, and will raise the money by selling saltwater taffy. (He throws a piece to Mike, who hands it to Tina.) The students complain that the Glee club is unpopular and will never be able to sell that much candy. Mike gets sick of the Glee Club's whining, and he says that he, Tina, Artie and Brittany are on The Brainiacs (the Academic Decathlon team), and they are even more ignored than Glee. The Brainiacs need $250 to go to their finals in Detroit, so Mr. Schuester decides they will sell more taffy to cover the Brainiacs' costs as well. However, Holly Holliday tells Mr. Schuester that a benefit concert would be a better way to raise money, and Mr. Schuester agrees, specifically saying that the Glee Club must do songs by neglected artists. Tina says that she wants to do Lykke Li. She sings I Follow Rivers, but is booed out by The Heckling Club and Sandy Ryerson, who are part of Sue's plan to take down the Glee Club. In the green room, Tina says it is the worst she's ever felt in her life, and Holly later says Tina spent a whole hour crying. However, Mercedes' performance of Ain't No Way causes Sandy to have a change of heart, and he funds the Brainiacs' trip to Detroit. The Brainiacs go to the Academic Decathlon finals, and it is implied that they win.
During glee club practice, Santana says that she's sure that Tina has been trying to get her eyes de-slanted, and Tina replies, "That's extraordinarily racist. Sorry Santana, I'm a beautiful person, I'm in love with myself and I would never change a thing." However Mike calls her out, asking her if that's why she's wearing blue contacts, and mutters under his breath, "self-hating Asian." She protests that there aren't many Asian sex symbols and she's only trying to be in fashion. After Rachel shows the Glee Club photos of what she'll look like with Quinn's nose, Tina tells Rachel that they all think her nose job is a terrible idea. Rachel says that Tina is a hypocrite, and Tina admits that she doesn't like the shape and the color of her eyes sometimes, but Rachel's self-hatred has made Tina see the light. Her new goal is to "be the change you want to see in the world" – if she doesn't see many Asian sex symbols, she'll have to become one. Mike then says "I love you so much right now" and they passionately make out. Later at the mall, Tina dances along with Mike, the rest of New Directions, and dozens of mall-goers as they all try to convince Rachel to not get a nose job with a flash mob performance of Barbra Streisand. The week's Glee assignment is about self-acceptance, and for their final performance, they all wear white shirts saying something about themselves they're uncomfortable with. Tina's shirt says "Brown Eyes." Tina has a solo in Born This Way.
Tina and Mercedes are Brittany's first guests on her new internet talk show Fondue For Two, where she introduces them as "the school's biggest gossips." Tina asks Brittany, "Shouldn't it be 'Fondue for Three'"? Brittany begins the show with a rumor about the janitor drinking vodka from a teapot. Tina adds that the janitor is a "hot mess" and then changes the subject, saying, "the rumor about Asian men: not true." Tina and Mercedes are both shocked when Brittany says that she can confirm a rumor that Santana "plays for the other team," evidently thinking that Brittany has just outed Santana as a lesbian. However, they are distracted by the arrival of Lord Tubbington, and then react with disgust when Brittany allows him to eat directly from the fondue pot. Later, Tina is at The Lima Bean with several other Glee Club members discussing the rumors about Sam. Tina wonders about his background and speculates that Sam could very well be a serial killer given what they know of him, though Quinn insists he is not having any secret affairs. At the end of the episode she sings background vocals in Don't Stop.Santana, Brittany, and Lauren, and they get Kurt to come with them. Tina explains that getting a thumbs up from Kurt is like getting a thumbs up from Joan and Melissa Rivers. In home economics Tina and Brittany sit together and make cupcakes. Brittany doesn't want to crack her egg because she doesn't understand the difference between an egg with a baby chicken in it and an egg with an egg in it. Frustrated, Tina says that there is no difference, confusing Brittany even more. Artie goes into the classroom and sings Isn't She Lovely to Brittany to ask forgiveness for what he did in Rumours. Tina and the rest of the students are surprised and charmed by the performance, but Brittany declines Artie's invitation to go to the prom. On prom night, Mike escorts Tina to the prom and they dance together throughout, though during Friday Tina has to pull Mike away from an overenthusiastic Brittany. Tina and Mike are shown kissing passionately while slow-dancing along with other couples to Rachel's performance of Jar of Hearts. Later at prom, Tina sings I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance With You with Brittany and Blaine. Tina whispers to Mike that she feels bad for Kurt when he gets elected prom queen. During Dancing Queen, Rachel and Tina start to dance and Tina invites Mike to dance. Tina and Mike have their prom picture taken, and they are shown enjoying themselves with the rest of New Directions as the song ends and balloons drop onto the crowd.
During Jean's funeral, the glee club perform Pure Imagination. Tina begins the song with the spoken words from the film: "Hold your breath. Make a wish. Count to three." Tina also has a solo in the song, along with Finn, Kurt, and Artie.
The whole club has lunch in Times Square and discusses their plans for New York City. Tina says that she wants to go to Central Park and get her frolic on, but Finn reminds them that they still have to write two songs for Nationals. At the hotel, Mr. Schuester likewise tells them they need to stay in the room and write. Tina asks Mr. Schuester if he'll help them write the songs, but he makes excuses and leaves. Not long after, the whole club watches Brittany and Artie's performance of My Cup in confusion and disbelief. Tina asks Brittany if they are singing about a cup, and when Brittany says yes, an exasperated Quinn says they need to find inspiration outside of their hotel room. They go out into the city, and Tina is shown pushing Artie in his wheelchair as New Directions runs around singing I Love New York/New York, New York. Afterward in the girls' bedroom, Tina joins in a pillow fight with the other girls (and Kurt) while Rachel tries to write a song. At Nationals, Finn and Rachel sing a duet (Pretending), then New Directions performs Light Up the World, in which Tina has a brief duet with Artie. After the song, the whole crowd cheers for them and Tina hugs Mike and Brittany. But to everyone's disappointment, the club doesn't place in the top ten, and consequently does not move on in the competition. Back in Lima, Brittany is philosophical about the club's loss and explains to Santana that she loves everyone in the club like family; for example, she knows that she'll be a bridesmaid at Mike and Tina's wedding, and will be anxiously waiting to see if their babies will also be Asian. At the final Glee Club meeting of the year, Tina cheers and applauds with the rest of New Directions when Mr. Schue shows off their tiny 12th-place trophy from Nationals.
It is shown that Tina is no longer goth. In Jacob's interview, Tina explains that she and Artie are juniors. She also says Mike is a senior. When Tina starts to sing a song while playing the piano, Sue rips out the piano strings. Later, Tina performed with New Directions in We Got the Beat and at the end of the song a food fight occurs. In the end, Tina and the others receive Blaine Anderson's arrival at the club and everyone sings You Can't Stop the Beat, where Tina gets a solo.
Tina encourages Artie to be a co-director of the play and he accepts.Booty Camp. Principal Figgins says that Tina is a bad influence. At the same time we remember that she, disguised as a vampire, forced him to make her pass sport. During Mercedes' solo, Tina sings in the background with Brittany. Tina then asks Mike if he is ready to audition for the role of Riff. Mike says he will not make the audition, even though Tina has been helping with his voice. At that time, Mike says he got an A-, which Tina calls an "Asian F." Tina encourages Mike to tell his father that his real dream is dancing and not to lie anymore, but Mike reminds her that she pretended to stutter in Season One. Mike leaves and Tina stares at her boyfriend, with a sad expression. Tina dances with Brittany, during Run the World (Girls). While Mike is practicing his dancing, he imagines that Tina is with him. She tells him she loves him because of who he is, and tells him to follow his dreams, they share a hug. After Mercedes gets angry with Mr. Schuester, she resigns from the Glee Club, and imagines that she's singing It's All Over in which Tina is present however she does not get any lines. In the tie-breaker between Mercedes and Rachel, Tina and New Directions are present. Finally, when it is revealed that Mike has won the role of Riff, Tina happily hugs her boyfriend. At the same time, she sings along with New Directions and Will, during Fix You.
Tina is shown crying because Mercedes left the glee club. She said she's sad because Mercedes is one of the original members of New Direction and she feels naked without her, so Santana tells her to suck it up. She also blamed Artie for not giving the role of Maria to Mercedes. Later in episode, she, Artie, and Kurt are visiting Mercedes while The Troubletones practicing. Tina also sings Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) with Blaine and New Directions. In the end of the episode, Tina watches the audition of Rory Flanagan to be part of New Directions.
Tina reveals that she lost her virginity to Mike over the summer and tells Rachel it was one of the best things that has happened to her. She also plays Consuela in the school production of West Side Story and has small solos in America.You and I/You and I. Finn had agreed to play dodgeball against The Troubletones, in which all members of New Directions compete and sing Hit Me With Your Best Shot/One Way or Another. New Directions presents a mash-up of I Can't Go For That/You Make My Dreams, in which Tina sings a duet with Rory. During the speech of candidates for class president, you can see that Tina is with Mike. When The Troubletones finish their presentation, all are surprised when Santana slaps Finn.
When Santana gets mocked by a guy in the hallway, Tina, along with Rachel, Mercedes, Quinn, Brittany, and Sugar all come and defended Santana. Later they started to sing I Kissed A Girl and dancing from hallway to choir room, in which she partnered with Quinn. Later in episode, she asked Quinn if she's alright.Red Solo Cup. Later, she encourages Mike to send application to dance school. Mike reveals that he plans to study pre-med and become a doctor to please his dad. Tina doesn't agree and tells Mike to follow his dream and not to be a coward. Then, she goes to Mr. Chang's office and gives him a bootleg of McKinley's performance of West Side Story. She tells him that Mike is doing something he hates just to please his dad. She also says she wants to be a performer, because that's what she was born to do, same as Mike. Mr. Chang rejects the bootleg, but before leaving the office, Tina asks Mr. Chang to honor his son's gift. Before sectionals, Tina and the others prepare in the choir room. Mike's angry because Tina talked to his father, making things worse. They then perform ABC, which Tina leads. Mike's dad walks in to watch the performance. After the performance, he talks to Mike and Tina, and says he's proud of him and now will support him to follow his path. After Mike says that he missed the deadline, Tina said she already sent applications to a dancing school for Mike, just in case. At the announcement of the winner, she stands front and holds Artie's shoulder. At the end, the glee club performs We Are Young. She along with the rest of the club greet Mercedes, Santana, Brittany, and Sugar back into New Directions.
Tina is present at the glee rehearsal, where she reminds her fellow club members of the less-than-ideal Christmas the year prior. She attempts to say that this year's Christmas will be better, but is interrupted by Mr. Schuester as he announces that the glee club has been selected to star in the Christmas special for the local television station. She later stars in the Christmas special, acting as one of the three star dancers in Christmas Wrapping, alongside Brittany and Santana. Following the Christmas special, Tina and the other glee club members join Sue, Sam, and Quinn at the homeless shelter, where they join in Do They Know It's Christmas? (Feed The World)Mercedes to tell them what has happened over her summer break. They then proceed to perform Summer Nights. She is later seen in the choir room when Will announces he is planning on proposing to Emma. She is next seen with Santana, Mercedes, and Rachel with their idea for how Will should propose to Emma. They then sing The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face. After which Mercedes runs out. Tina, Santana and Rachel follow Mercedes to the bathroom where she is crying and ask her why she is. Tina is last seen with New Directions during We Found Love.
Tina is seen during Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' as back up vocal and back up dancer. She is next seen dancing during Bad. She is last seen with the rest of New Directions questioning if there is a some sort of Show Choir Council they can complain to due to the Warblers stealing their idea. She is not seen in Black or White for some unknown reason.L-O-V-E. When Rachel and Finn announce their engagement, Rachel expresses her sadness that she wouldn't see Quinn or Kurt as bridesmaids. Tina interjects that she'd be happy to be a bridesmaid for her. She says she may not be ready to get married, but she does know what love is, as she looks to Mike and takes his hand. She and the other New Directions looks in with Artie performance of Let Me Love You. She witnesses Mercedes performance of I Will Always Love You. Later she looks sad as Rory announces that he won't be able to stay at McKinley next year, as he starts his version of Home. Next she is seen at Breadstix with Mike. It can be observed very happy in performance Cherish/Cherish. Later during Love Shack, he dances along with the other guests at the party. Mr. Shue had to tell everyone what they want, Tina said she would like to sing a song, resulting in the New Directions laughing along. Then she sang at the Regionals with New Directions, backing up. Before the wedding Finn and Rachel, when he entered Mercedes told him to go because he can't see the bride before the wedding, Finn said that he saw her, and Tina said it was bad luck. Her absence, possibly from the ending of Michael to The Spanish Teacher was explained in the Lima Bean when Sebastian confronted Rachel and Kurt that she had the flu but was said in an offensive dialogue. Cooper Anderson will teach the glee club about acting, and she sings the last refrain of Hungry Like The Wolf/Rio with the other member of the glee club. She later attends Cooper's "Master Class" on acting, and is seen to take several notes. Tina is used as the dead body for the groups NCIS scene, and joins the seniors during Senior Skip Day at Six Flags. You Should Be Dancing performance sung by Blaine, Brittany and Mike. As Tina and the rest of New Directions listen to Mr.Schue tell them about how the original Glee Club in McKinley High won Nationals championships with disco, the club screams in unison "DISCO SUCKS!" Tina is seen with New Directions in the next scene as Will examines the Glee Club and the three people that his worried about. Again, after a few scenes, Tina is seen with New Directions admiring the floor installed in the choir room for their assignment this week to perform songs from the movie soundtrack "Saturday Night Fever." She sings and dances in Night Fever with New Directions in the Dance-off for the John Travolta white suit. Tina and the rest of the glee club later enjoys Mercedes, Brittany, and Santana's rendition of Disco Inferno and also Santana's solo of If I Can't Have You. She dances with Mike during More Than a Woman. Tina asks who won the John Travolta white suit replica, and then she performs Stayin' Alive with the rest of the glee club in the auditorium with the John Travolta white suit. I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me). After the performance Saving All My Love For You. In the girls bathroom, the girls confront Quinn about her and Joe's relationship. Quinn tells them that she thinks Joe isn't into her because of her chair. Later Tina looks Santana and Rachel performance So Emotional, getting New Directions whooping along. When Blaine sings It's Not Right But It's Okay, dedicated to anyone who has been cheated on, Tina joins the rest of New Directions in directing confused/shocked/worried looks at Kurt and eventually joins the back up singing. When Kurt sings I Have Nothing she looks purposefully at Blaine multiple times. Tina and Mike arrive in the auditorium to join the rest of the group in singing My Love Is Your Love. The Music of the Night which he is considering for his NYADA audition. Sue and Roz tell the girls about how serious and how abuse is such a threat, they assign the girls a number to perform about women who have become weak due to being in a relationship where they feel trapped. Tina performs solo lines in Cell Block Tango, with the girls but their performance makes Beiste uncomfortable, giving her no other choice to leave, they are also told how they misinterpreted their assignment in which Sue and Roz are disappointed. Tina seems hurt when Beiste confesses to being beaten by Cooter. The girls perform Shake It Out in honor of Beiste, because they owe her a song, which leaves Beiste in tears. Love You Like a Love Song with Brittany. She is seen enjoying the guys performance of What Makes You Beautiful. She pours some punch into a cup and Sue accuses her of spiking her annual prom punch but she re-assures her, she was just getting a drink because she was dehydrated from all the crying, but Sue doesn't listen. As she dances with Mike, she starts crying saying she doesn't want the year to end. She and Mike kiss, and take a picture together to remember the year. Because You Loved Me to the visibly impressed glee club members and receives her 'first standing ovation'. After this, she seems to of fully committed to Rachel's personality, as when she approaches Rachel as Tina in the Hallway, complimenting her on her backing performances and telling her that next year is all her. Rachel as Tina says she is sorry about her NYADA audition not going well and tells her to not give up on convincing Carmen Tibideaux to give her another chance. After this she wakes back into the normal world, from when she falls into the fountain. She is relieved to see Kurt and Blaine in their normal bodies as they help her up. With Tina back to normal, she visits Rachel in the auditorium as she is doing vocal runs and tells her about her own 'body-swapping' dream and what she said to herself in it. She tells Rachel that Tibideaux is teaching a master-class and that she will drive her there to confront Tibideaux. Rachel apologizes for not making her feel important to the group, but Tina has abandoned her earlier feelings and embraced that everyone has their part to play and that this is hers before they share a hug. In the car, Tina asks Rachel how the wedding plans are going and if she believes they are going to win Nationals. Tina agrees that they must win for Will and reassures her that Tibideaux will not say no to her request. Rachel says she is really glad they are doing this together and Tina requests that they sing together before they leave for Nationals. When they finally meet Tibideaux, upon seeing Rachel's dreams continue to crumble, Tina tells Tibideaux that she knows how she feels about Rachel's irritating personality, but she gets what she wants because she is 'exceptional'. She continues to stick up for Rachel and leaves with her. Tina, Sugar, Joe and Rory are later sewing the club's National outfits, and Sugar complains that they shouldn't have to do all the Seniors work. She tells Sugar, Joe and Rory that they should show Rachel some respect and that if they play their part and are good team players they will get their solos next year. Mike witnesses Tina sticking up for Rachel, and smiles at her and she smiles back. To cement Tina and Rachel's new found friendship and granting Tina's request, the two perform Flashdance... What A Feeling before getting onto the Nationals bus, and departing for Chicago. This is the very first episode focus on Tina.
Tina comforts and helps Mercedes when she is ill with food poisoning. Will decides to put her into the Troubletones for Nationals, along with Quinn to replace Mercedes. Later, she is seen on the sidelines as the majority of the group fight and argue with each other. When Will tells the group to take a half-hour break, Tina asks if they can continue to rehearse as they have the 'death slot' and need to be amazing if they want to stand a chance at winning, something Will accepts. Tina is delighted when Mercedes reveals herself to be well enough to perform at Nationals, expressing her joy by saying 'You're Alive!" excitedly. She remains in the Troubletones to perform Edge of Glory, singing a short solo with Quinn, due to Mercedes' insistence. She supports quinn when she got out the wheelchair and dances for the first time. She also sings backup with several members in Rachel's solo of It's All Coming Back to Me Now and with the rest of the club during Paradise by the Dashboard Light. She celebrates ecstatically with the rest of the group upon learning of their Nationals win. Upon returning to McKinley, Tina shares a loving kiss with Mike, as they are cheered on down the hallway by the rest of the school. Later, when the group are celebrating with Sparkling Cider, Mike sprays Tina with the liquid, as she laughs with him and they hug. Tina looks on happily with the rest of the club as they place their Nationals trophy into the cabinet. At the Teacher of the Year ceremony, Tina performs We Are the Champions with the club and hugs Will as everyone else as the episode closed.Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat with the original five members of the glee club at the beginning, and she shares a sad glance with Rachel as Will sets them their assignment. She later dances to Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) with Burt and Brittany as Kurt's graduation present and is seen singing backup to Kurt's performance of I'll Remember. She says to Santana she must be happy to ditch her Cheerios uniform and put on the one at the University of Louisville when she goes to congratulate Mike on getting his scholarship, to which she says she can't wait for. The next day, Tina happily watches the Seniors performance of You Get What You Give and shares a loving moment with Mike as he dances towards her. He then takes her up and dances with her with the whole club. Later she performs a solo in the underclassmen of Glee club's performance of In My Life, dedicated to Finn and shares a few loving gazes with Mike during the performance. She cheers on all the graduating Seniors as they receive their diplomas and hugs Mike at the Graduation Ceremony. At the end of the episode, Tina says goodbye to Rachel with the rest of the club (she briefly holds hands with her as she says goodbye) at the Train Station as she departs to New York. Dottie ) as a personal assistant and that she broke up with Mike over the summer, forcing her to change a tattoo on her hip from ‘Mike Chang Forever’ to ‘Make Change forever’, being quoted as saying ‘change is good’. Tina is present in the first glee meeting of the year, and Tina is not happy when Wade joins New Directions. She informs Will of the group competing to be the ‘New Rachel’ and organises a sing-off with Brittany, Blaine and Wade, with Artie judging them to decide who will ultimately be the ‘New Rachel’. She mentions the fact Rachel herself chose her to lead the glee club after she has graduated, and chooses the song Call Me Maybe for the four competitors to perform. Tina pushes Artie to make his decision at the lunch table but is swiftly turned down, and she rudely patronises new student, Marley when she approaches the glee club to tell them she will be auditioning. However, Tina seems to be very uncomfortable when the jocks and cheerleaders make fun of the new overweight lunchlady, who turns out to be Marley's mother. At the glee club auditions, Tina is clearly worried and intimidated by Marley’s fantastic performance of New York State of Mind. Later, Tina bribes Artie with a dessert and loudly pointing out again that Rachel had already picked her to lead the club for the year. But, she is dismayed to learn Artie has selected Blaine as the ‘New Rachel’ (with help from an online poll) with Brittany in 2nd, meaning she had come 3rd. She angrily takes back her dessert, but welcomes Marley to the glee club. Tina is slightly offended by Kitty’s comment of making an ‘popularity homecoming float' with all-white people, and is again uncomfortable when the kids make fun of Marley’s mom. When Marley angrily sticks up for her and reveals that she is the woman’s daughter, and leaves the lunch table saying ‘I thought you guys were different’, making Tina and the other glee members visibly guilty for not sticking up for her. Tina and the rest of the club apologise to Marley for their actions and ask her to sing lead vocal on a number they have been working on. She admits she let the popularity get to her head and happily dances and performs back-up, as Marley sings lead on Chasing Pavements, finally gathering in the group hug as the episode ends.
Tina is visibly excited by the prospect of a second 'Britney' week in glee club, and is seen dancing along to and enjoying Artie and Blaine's performance of Boys/Boyfriend. Later, she is seen chatting and flirting with Jake but after he promptly leaves her to flirt with a different girl, she angrily joins Unique and Marley in their rendition of Womanizer directed to him. She shakes her head when Marley eagerly agrees to meet with him immediately after the performance.Tina is next seen in the choir room, leading a performance of 3 with Joe and Sam. She looks confused when Brittany goes to the side of the room, in order to plug in a razor and shave her head as they finish their performance, but Will stops her. She then watches with Blaine and Artie, visibly disturbed as Brittany beats Jacob Ben Israel up in the hallway, commenting that 'he deserves it' when Blaine asks if they should do something, referring to all the times he has harassed the glee club over the years. She is present in the glee club meeting, where they offers to make Brittany the lead vocalist at their pep assembly to help her get back on her feet, though she insists on the glee club lip-syncing. Tina attempts to give Brittany a 'baby-wipe' just before their performance of Gimme More, due to her 'Cheeto hands and mouth'. Brittany refuses, while a frustrated Tina sighs heavily. Tina helps pull down the curtain in order to stop the performance as it become apparent that Brittany is lip-syncing. When Will gives the group a stern scold, Tina is clearly upset about what happened and gives Brittany a reassuring look. She later welcomes Jake into the glee club, before watching Marley's performance of Everytime.
Like Sam, Brittany and Artie, Tina hugs Finn with happiness upon arrival in the choir room, saying she thought he'd joined the army. She then requested the school musical to be Pacific Overtures, Miss Saigon or Flower Drum Song, when they begin to suggest ideas for the show. Though, she claps with the rest, when Finn suggests Grease as the musical.Born to Hand Jive callback. Despite refusing to audition, Tina looks at the cast list for the musical and is still pleased to be cast as 'Jan', sharing a friendly look with Mike.
At a glee club meeting, Will announces he is leaving the school at the end of the week to join the 'Blue Ribbon Panel' to fight for the Arts all over the country, prompting a shocked reaction from Tina, who is then horrified when he says he'll be back 'after' Sectionals. Her anger reaches a breaking point, when he announces Finn will be filling in his position for the time-being. She questions his decision ruthlessly, saying that Finn does not know what he is doing at all, exaggerating when expressing how she'll be 'dead' by Sectionals and how he can't direct the school musical, firing the club into an argument. At a costume fitting for the musical, it is revealed Tina is the costume designer for the show, as she attempts to help Marley fit into her 'Sandy' costume which suddenly doesn't fit (thanks to scheming by Kitty), suggesting that she is 'stress bloating'. Sugar and Brittany arrive, expressing their happiness at their costumes for the musical to Tina. Kitty invites Tina and the girls to a sleepover at her house, in order to make some 'real' friends. Kitty eventually lets Unique attend, to the delight of Tina, Marley and the others. While Kurt is helping Rachel rehearse for her audition, he receives a 'Grease' update from Tina via text, informing him of Marley's sudden weight gain. Tina and the others arrive at Kitty's sleepover that evening, loaded with junk food, excited for the night. She performs energetic backing vocals and dancing in character as 'Jan' while Kitty makes fun of Marley singing Look At Me I'm Sandra Dee. She and the other girls move off guiltily as Marley reenters the room.Tina excitedly walks into the choir room, announcing her preparation for replacing Wade as 'Rizzo' when he is pulled out from the musical, but is bemused to learn Finn has called Santana to McKinley to play the part, saying if she took the part, they wouldn't have a 'Jan'. Tina is clearly disgruntled, saying 'You have got to be kidding me'. Minutes before show time, Marley rushes to Tina, shocked to have seemingly gained two inches of fat in the course of a day, despite starving herself all week. Tina is clearly shocked and rushes off to find elastic to adjust the size of Marley's costume. She then appears on stage as a backing dancer/singer ('Angel') during Beauty School Drop Out. Mike approaches Tina near the end of the show, telling her that her performance as 'Jan' was amazing and that no-one could play the part better than you. He says that over the week he's been thinking that they shouldn't have broken up and that it was maybe premature. She admits maybe, but she says in the end, they did break up and it has really tested who she is and she likes who she is. She then admits she misses him too and agrees to talk about it with him, before embracing him in a loving hug. In the shows final number You're the One That I Want, Tina is seen in character as 'Jan', flirting with Jake's character 'Putzie' and singing along with the cast. She is also in the 'dream sequence' of the number, dancing with Mike and the other old New Directions numbers, happily.After the show, Tina sits in the choir room with the rest of the cast and crew of the show, listening to the glowing review given by the school reviewer and Will's speech before he leaves to Washington.
In the first scene, Tina is shown to be a member of The Secret Society of Superheroes Club, and introduces her superhero persona as 'Asian Persuasion' and her superpower as being 'The mistress of manipulation'. She sends Blaine a text in character asking if 'he's talked to Kurt yet', showing her concern for their relationship, only for Blaine to refuse to answer. When Dottie arrives telling them to come to the choir room, she along with the rest of the glee club run there, to discover their Nationals trophy has been stolen, by none other than the Warblers.Later, still as her Superhero, Tina tries to break up the fight between Jake and Ryder with the help of Becky, persuading them to stop fighting immediately. In the next glee club meeting, Tina questions Finn allowing Ryder and Kitty into the club, without as much as a vote. He explains that they were needed in order to complete the twelve member lineup to compete at Sectionals, prompting Tina to sarcastically snap back, telling him to call Santana back from Kentucky again, because shes apparently 'better than anyone actually enrolled here', referring to Finn calling Santana to play Rizzo in the musical, when Wade dropped out.The next day, Tina comments with Artie that Finn's theme from the day before for Sectionals was worse than 'Funk' or 'Night of Neglect' (referring to two previous themes in the show). Finn's new idea of 'uniting together against evil', is deemed better by Artie, though Tina still believes it could be 'horrible'. Later, she watches Jake and Ryder perform Superman and stands back nervously with Sugar and Brittany when they start fighting. She is shown to enjoy Kitty and Marley's take on Holding Out For a Hero, clapping enthusiastically once it has ended. When Finn begins to say Blaine has been having a rough time, Tina is clearly tired of Blaine's mood, bluntly stating 'Get over it, It's like a bad lifetime movie'. However, when Finn finally reveals Blaine is transferring back to Dalton, she is visibly shocked and worried. In the montage during Sam & Blaine's performance of Heroes, Tina is present with the rest of the glee club, as they paint over a graffiti filled wall (presumably within McKinley's grounds) and partakes joyfully in the paint fight that occurred, happily throwing it over everyone and being painted on herself. When Blaine and Sam take back the Nationals trophy, she smiles happily at Blaine's apology, and applauds Finn as their 'new leader', getting over her past grudges with him. She gives him the present of a 'Superhero Utility Belt' (disguised as a 'fanny pack') on behalf of the rest of the club, full of goodies. After partaking in their group huddle, Tina performs solo lines in Some Nights as the episode draws to a close. Quinn is giving them advice for Sectionals. She is clearly excited and cheers for the prospects of an Unholy Trinity number, and is seen enjoying their performance of Come See About Me. Later she is seen backstage with the rest of the group and says that it's a tradition to do the group circle before every competition. Before the New Directions perform, she is visibly excited to go onstage sharing joyful smiles with Finn, Marley and Sugar. She performs lead on their opening number of Gangnam Style, sung in Korean to a wildly enthusiastic crowd, though as the performance ends, Marley faints leaving the episode on a cliffhanger. Cheerios with Blaine, to be part of a team for their senior year now glee club is over. She tells Artie it was easier than expected to get on the team, as it is cut to a scene in her office where Sue willingly lets them on, though for twisted reasons. At a brief meeting in the auditorium, Finn is upset they have all ditched the glee club so hastily. Tina argues that glee is over now there is no competition to compete in and that it is 'healthy' to move on. She then lays a snarky comment to Marley about her 'faceplant' at Sectionals, showing she is still holding a grudge against her. She is the first to leave before the end of the meeting, leaving the club almost disbanded. While rehearsing in the old choir room with the Cheerios, Tina receives Finn's heartfelt email inspired by Rachel's phone call, and looks at Blaine uncertainly. In the school courtyard, Tina and Blaine arrive happily singing Don't Dream It's Over together revealing their return to New Directions, to Finn and Marley's delight. Eventually the rest of the club arrive, and slowly make their way down the steps of the courtyard together. Tina gives Finn a warm hug and has apparently forgiven Marley, appearing to be in as high spirits as ever as the episode closes.
In Artie's 'Wonderful Life' dream, Tina is the first person who he interacts. She is shown to still be pretending to stutter and wearing her season one goth clothes, showing without the glee club and Artie as a friend she never had the confidence to be honest about herself. This leaves Artie confused until his 'guardian angel' (in the form of Rory) explains the dream to him. Tina is one of the people present in the choir room (The 'craft room' in this universe) where Artie calls all of the members of the club to get them together and make things right. He attempts to dance with her when he performs Feliz Navidad, but she is too shy to join in, again like her season one persona. Back in the normal universe, when Brittany gives her an expensive car for Christmas, Tina questions what she is doing and is clearly dumbfounded by her belief of the Mayan Apocalypse happening.Later, at the meeting of the apocalypse club Sam and Brittany organised where they plan to tell the glee club what they really think about them, Brittany tells Tina her decision to pursue acting is an irresponsible career choice for her, to an insulted and hurt reaction. She leaves frustrated with the rest of the glee club before the couple can insult them any more.At the end of the episode, Tina is part of the remaining glee club group singing Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas for Sue to thank her for her kind gift to the Rose family.
At the beginning of the episode, Tina is shown to be the secretary of the student council, and proposes a Sadie Hawkins dance as opposed to a normal prom as suggested at a meeting of the 'Too Young to be Bitter' club. The idea is supported by the majority of the council enthusiastically to her delight. Later Finn has the New Directions gather in a science classroom for a glee club meeting. Both Blaine and Tina laugh at Sam's unintentional statement about sitting under "Uranus." Tina sends Blaine a look of smiling adoration that he doesn't notice. Finn then suggests that the girls sings to the guys as a way to ask them out, to which Tina serenades I Don't Know How to Love Him to Blaine, though he is completely clueless. The rest of the club are dumbfounded as she asks him to the dance. He rejects the offer, leaving her humiliated and heartbroken. After, she performs Tell Him with the rest of the girls in New Directions, and looks sad as Marley and Brittany ask Jake and Sam to the dance. Later on, she apologizes to him at his locker for not taking into account what happened to him at a Sadie Hawkins dance at his old school (which prompted him to transfer to Dalton Academy), but admits that she thinks he owes her one too after he humiliated her after the performance. He thanks her for her apology but tells her its not the reason he didn't want to go with her, and it is because he has a crush on a straight guy. Tina manages to convince him to tell her who it is, and learns his crush is Sam. She relates to him, knowing how it feels to crush on someone who will never love you back and tells him that he just misses Kurt and needs somewhere to put his love. Finally, she tells him they will go to the dance together as 'best friends' to have the best night ever, to which he agrees.At the dance, Tina tells Blaine she got the idea for the dance's decorations from how Sadie Hawkins dances are sometimes called 'snowballs' making her give the dance a 'snowball' theme. He admits he's glad she invited him to the dance, and she happily takes him onto the dance floor for him to perform No Scrubs with Artie, Joe, Ryder and Sam. She is seen enjoying the performance and dancing at the front of the stage with Brittany. Later on at the dance, when Tina and Blaine are dancing together, they throw compliments at one another and she leans in for a kiss but is interrupted by Sam who needs Blaine immediately. She is again left heartbroken and alone on the dance floor as he leaves with Sam. She goes on to perform back-up on Locked Out of Heaven with the rest of the New Directions girls (excluding Kitty). Tina is left relatively glum by herself, but Blaine returns and informs her that he, Sam & Finn may have just saved the glee club, prompting her to remark 'is there anything you can't do?'. He takes her for a slow dance to her happiness while Ryder sings I Only Have Eyes For You, and she is content in Blaine's arms. After the dance, Lauren and the other members of the 'Too Young to be Bitter' club thank her for the dance and she tells them she thinks she has found 'the love of her life'. She disbands the club happily, and dances with the other excited girls as the episode closes.
At the first glee club meeting back in the choir room since Sectionals, Tina is seen cheering and clapping Sam and Blaine for getting them another shot at competing. When Finn informs them they will have to raise money for Regionals, she dismisses the other bizaar ideas, and suggests a 'Men of McKinley' calendar featuring the male members of the glee club. It is implied that it may be for ulterior motives though, as she asks Blaine to be December so he can dress as a 'Sexy Santa' excitedly. Later in the hallway, she asks Blaine to go to the mall with her after school, to shop for clothes. When Sam walks in half-naked despite it being January, she seems to be confused as to why he is dressed that way. When he implies that Blaine is jealous of his body, Tina defends him passionately, saying that he has 'an awesome body and a perky and delicious behind that looks like it got baked to perfection by some sort of master chef' to bemused reactions from the two boys. She is next seen in the choir room, enjoying the boys racy performance of Centerfold/Hot In Herre.While Jake and Ryder are competing to see who has the 'best shoulders' in the locker rooms, Tina arrives with Kitty to talk about the concepts of their Calendar shoots, suggesting 'heart boxers' for February and 'sexy Uncle Sam' for July, for Ryder's pictures. They depart after to tell Artie about his concept. Later in the choir room, Tina is present when Jake performs Let Me Love You (Until You Learn To Love Yourself) to Marley, seemingly touched by his performance. At the calendar shoot, Tina is shown to be passionately getting involved, gazing at Blaine and shouting poses for Ryder to do. She asks Artie if he's sure he doesn't want to pose and suggests Blaine comes into the August shoot. She is shown to get frustrated at Sam's 'diva' attitude during the shoot. However, she is one of the people who recorded a message of his accomplishments to put in his University essay, saying about him saving Sectionals for the last two years. In the choir room, her calendar is shown to be a triumphant success as she collects money off girls trying to buy one. Finally, she performs back-up with the New Directions in This Is the New Year at the end of the episode. Diva, strutting out of the choir room with Wade, Brittany and Blaine and singing solo lines on the catwalk in her outfit. The next day, she visits Blaine at his locker, giving him a 'cold-buster' kit after she noticed him gradually getting ill. She tells him he continues to inspire her, by powering through the illness to prove men can be divas. As he performs Don't Stop Me Now she is seen clapping along and thoroughly enjoying the performance. When Santana arrives to show the club how to be a 'Diva' by performing Nutbush City Limits, Tina is shown to be disgruntled by her sudden appearance. It is revealed that she informed Santana that Brittany and Sam were dating, which prompted her to return to McKinley. Later, in her voice-over, we see she was annoyed by Santana returning to steal her spotlight once again (referring to the incident in Glease) and is continuing to fall in love with Blaine. She decides to continue to pursue him since 'Diva's always get what they want'. She approaches Blaine to offer some 'VapoRub' to help him with his cold after he admits he was feeling worse. He calls her 'sweet' to her dismay, admitting she wants to be the girl 'who kicks open a door, makes demands and gets what she wants' and that no-one considers her to be a diva. He lists various 'Asian-divas' to her before inviting her over to his house to bring out her inner-diva, to Tina's delight. Later at his house, she asks if he's ever been with a girl, and although he says he's 'perfect, gold-star gay', Blaine admits he does love women just not in a romantic manner. She is thankful to him creating a playlist of songs she could sing, but is unsure whether she could pull them off. He seems to become more tired, so Tina tells him to lie down before admitting to she is falling in love with him and asks him to be in a 'sexless' relationship showing her desperation and loneliness. However, her efforts to be honest are futile as he falls asleep. In his slumber, she lovingly applies the vapo-rub to his chest before lying beside him in tears, knowing that he'll never be with her. The next day, Tina confronts Blaine, becoming sick of his lack of affection to her despite her being there and caring for him. She performs a spirited rendition of Hung Up in the courtyard, directed to him but to the delight of Finn, Emma and the glee club as she seems to have finally accessed her inner-diva. Later, in the next glee meeting, Finn and Emma announce the winner of the 'Diva competition'. Tina seems to expect it to be Santana again, but is gobsmacked when she is announced to be the winner. She excitedly accepts the award as the club cheer for her. Later in the hallway, while she is admiring her award, Blaine presents her with a flower to congratulate her on her win. He apologises for being ungrateful to her during the week and admits she is the most important person in the school to him to her happiness. She accepts his invitation to be his date to Will and Emma's wedding the following week.
She is seen at the beginning of the episode, when Will says that some of the members aren't there because they had the "Asian Bird Flu," which some members looked at her, which she replies it wasn't her. She is later seen at Will's wedding. She watches the performance of Blaine and Kurt, when they're singing Just Can't Get Enough, with an angry face. She confronts Kurt saying how much she cared about Blaine, and the fact that Kurt is living in NY, and not in Ohio, as she's the only who worried about Blaine. She reveals that she applied the vapo-rub to his chest when he was sick, with Kurt looking surprised, because he didn't know that as Blaine fell asleep, so he didn't know it either. After this, she doesn't say anything and leaves Kurt confused and angry at her.Tina finally comes to her senses when Kurt visits McKinley and apologizes to Kurt for attacking him and apologizes to Blaine for throwing herself at him, but Blaine explains that they've all. Kurt offers to let Tina accompanying them for a double-feature at the Revival House and Tina laments that she'll be a hag forever, but Blaine says that he's going to help her get a boyfriend.
Tina is present when Will announces the Girls vs Boys Movie Music Competition. She is shocked when Artie says the winning team will star in his Movie, he is making. She quickly joins the girls, planning what they are going to sing. Laughing when Sugar suggests they do the Artist because they do not have to sing. Tina is talking to Jake and Marley, when Brittany and Blaine suggest a Girls vs Boys Collab number. They all suggest different song ideas, which are gender specific. Tina's suggest "let the river run" from Let the River run. Blaine eventually decides on Shout from Animal House. They all dance around the school, gathering other New Direction members ending in the Cafeteria.Tina watches while the boy's perform Old Time Rock & Roll/Danger Zone. A homage to two famous Tom Cruise movies. She is clearly impressed by their performance. Especially, fond of Ryder who jumps out of the stand. She joins the rest of the girls while Marley and Unique provide lead vocals for their number Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend/Material Girl. She is standing next to Kitty for pretty much the whole performance. She is backing up Will when he serenades Emma with a rendition of In Your Eyes. She quickly leaves, when Will tells them to "get out of here."She was highly confident that the girls had won and was clearly mad that the competition ended in a tie. But, Overall was happy that she will be in the movie with everyone although she and Blaine immediately try to get the starring roles. She sings and dances with the rest of the members while Sam, Artie, and Joe provide lead vocals in Footloose.
Tina with Blaine and Arite, have Finn and Will sit down to announce that they are giving them a musical assignment this week, with the assignment, being Musical Feuds. To correlate with them feuding, they think the number will help them get out all the pent up anger they have towards one another. When Sue is trying to threaten Blaine into joining the Chererios, she interjects saying she could join if she wanted her to. Sue asking why she was here and eventually tells her to get the hell out. Continuing her onslaught on Blaine, afterwards.Tina watches Ryder and Unique sing a duet of The Bitch Is Back/Dress You Up. Clearly, super happy when Unique gives her a tiara to wear. Later, she is getting items from her locker, when Sue is trying to threaten her in a Minaj persona. When Finn and Willare battling each other with Bye Bye Bye/I Want It That Way. Her along with Marley, Unique, and Kitty are seen fangirling the whole time. At times, she is looking specifically looking at Ryder. While Sue and Blaine are singing I Still Believe/Super Bass, she is clearly rooting for Blaine the whole time. She agrees with Blaine at the end that Sue cheated. Extremely disappointed, when Blaine loses with only her being the one who voted for him. While Ryder and Jake are singing Closer, she eventually joins them with the rest of the group singing and dancing around the auditorium.
While Sam is showing Blaine the art he has created, Tina comes into the room to inform them that Will has fallen ill with the Asian bird-flu. Sam then teases her, by asking if she will rub vapo onto Will's chest, similar to how she had done it to Blaine in Diva. Tina can later be seen watching Kitty Wilde being interviewed in "Fondue for two" eagerly. She and the rest of the New Directions Girls confront Kitty and Brittany the following day, eager to know what Kitty's guilty pleasure is (she had only whispered it into Brittany's ear on the show). After it is revealed that the Spice Girls are Kitty's guilty pleasure, Tina confesses being a fan of the band herself. She and the girls then agree to perform a song by the "Spice Girls" for the week's assignment (which is Guilty Pleasures).Tina runs into a rehearsal they are holding late with the news that Jake is planning to perform a "Chris Brown"-song. They then angrily confront him, and try to talk him out of the idea.The New Directions Girls are assigned a specific Spice Girl they are meant to dress up as for their performance, and Tina is allocated to be "Scary Spice." Dressed as such, she performs Wannabe with the other girls. Tina, who is dressed up as "Vicky the robot girl" from Small Wonder, and Marley then surprise Kitty after the lesson. Tina gives Kitty and impression of the robot girl. Tina is present in the final scene, in which the New Directions perform Mamma Mia.
Tina is first seen when Mr. Schue is announcing their competition for Regionals, she mades a snide remark that the name of the The Hoosierdaddies is very clever, as it is a pun on "Who's your daddy?." When Brittany announces her discovery of a deadly asteroid heading straight for Lima she along with the Glee Club dismiss her idea and asks Brittany if she and Sam indeed got married in Christmas but Brittany shut's her up pretty quickly.In More Than Words, Tina can be seen lighting a candle and handing it to Artie. She is confused when Brittany begins to sing to Lord Tubbington, but continues singing. At the moment of the shooting she's not in the choir room, she's later seen outside the school, trying to get back inside. She tries to talk to Principal Figgins but he doesn't let her in, saying she has to wait until the police say it's all clear, and she begins to cry. Tina is later seen talking to Blaine about the shooting. She tells him that she wanted to be in the Choir Room with them. She then begins crying, and says they’re her family and she hated the thought of not being able to say goodbye. She tells Blaine that she didn't want the last thing anyone heard about her was some snarky comment about how she didn't get solos. Blaine hugs Tina and tells her that he was there with them and that he loves her. They walk off holding hands. She is last seen walking into the auditorium with Blaine, singing very closely to him in Say.
Tina is first seen talking to Brittany about MIT, the university Brittany might be going to. Marley notices that she has a new look, called "steam punk." Tina tells Marley and Brittany that she has no idea if she's on the Cheerios or not. She is present when Mr. Schue announces the Regionals theme and setlist. Tina is then again present during the secret Glee club meeting, making an specific gesture remark about You Make My Dreams and agrees when Artie suggests that they need to do newer songs. She's in the choir room when Blaine tells Will about the alternative songs they've looked at, which leads to Will snapping at them.During Rachel's audition for Funny Girl, she performs Don't Stop Believin' and as she performs the song, the original New Directions appear, including Tina. She's later seen when Will apologizes to the Glee club for making them feel as if they don't have a voice and reintroduces Finn to them as his partner. She finally takes part of teh Outcast performance.
Tina is first seen when Mr. Schuester discussed about Frida and the assignment for the week. When Rachel, Kurt and Santana were talking about Santana's future, there is a flashback of Tina telling Rachel and Kurt about Santana working as a bouncer and a go-go girl. She is then seen watching the performances for the assignment given in Glee Club. While Ryder is performing his solo, Tina is seen getting slushied in a flashback. Tina and the rest of the girls defend Ryder when Sam and Artie show facetious manner towards Ryder's personal secret. Meanwhile, Tina is seen performing We Will Rock You with New Directions and Longest Time at the end of the episode, sharing many moments with Ryder and Blaine.
When Mr. Schuester shared the "Wonder-ful" news about Rachel's callback, Brittany's early acceptance at MIT, and his successful re-proposal, Tina tells her Wonder-ful news that she got wait-listed at the Columbus College of Veterinary Medicine, a fallback if she decides not to pursue acting. After Mercedes critiques Kitty's performance of Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours, the conversation led as to why Mercedes, Mike, and Kurt were even back at McKinley. When Mike tells Kitty Mr. Schue asked him to come back to help choreograph, Tina answers, "I love you Mike, I love all my exes but this isn't Wonder-ful news. It's shocking." She then brought up why they need a guy to help them choreograph saying, "#gleehatesgirls." When she asks Kurt if he's there to lecture them about horrible-tasting clothing, Kurt answered, "My dad has cancer."She danced back-up in You Are the Sunshine of My Life. When Mike and Jake perform I Wish, she is seen sitting at the back, crossing her arms and seemingly not enjoying it as the others. When Mercedes was introducing the lesson of the day about how crazy the singing business is, Tina interrupted saying, "If your gonna tell us to not even try because it's too hard..." and Mercedes just kept going on. When Mercedes sang and did vocal runs, Tina applauded and is enthusiastic when they reviewed what they learned from the assignment. She then sang and danced with the group in For Once in My Life. Will reveals that the Regionals competition will now be held in the McKinley High auditorium and reminds New Directions that they need to bring everything they've got to the stage: "All or Nothing". She appears when Ryder demands to know who Katie is. Later she also goes ring-shopping with Blaine, along with Sam, saying that if Blaine buys a ring for her it would have to be the right one for her type of fingers, leaving Blaine confused. She also appears during Brittany's goodbye speech, where Brittany calls Tina her "sister". During the speech, Tina is seen crying. She also performs during the Regionals setlist, getting a solo in I Love It. She is happy when New Directions win Regionals again. At the end of the episode, Tina is present during Emma and Will's surprise wedding.
Appearance and FashionShe has long black hair with purple, blue, light brown or shocking pink streaks, and brown eyes (except for the episode, Born This Way where she wore blue contacts). Her style is a mixture of punk, emo, goth and Lolita styles. She prefers colors such as black, blue, gray, and occasionally red, lurid yellow or purple. She is frequently clothed in chains, skulls, locks, cameos, studs, and other things with gothic nature. In Theatricality, Principal Figgins bans her from wearing goth clothing, as a result of his fear of vampires. However, she gets back at him by convincing him that her father is a vampire and will hurt him if the principal bans her fashion anymore. She occasionally wears hats and she sometimes uses vibrant eyeshadow such as a lime green or an orange.
Whilst through the first two seasons, her style is generally considered "Emo" or "Goth," her style alters slightly throughout the seasons;
In season One, her style is considered "Punk Rocker." This would be better described as a rebellious and dark twist on tom-boy style. It mainly consists of studs, arm warmers, black, fish nets, beanies, converse, spiked shoes, rips/tears and more vibrant/neon colors in her hair (Like neon pink, red and purple). It is a quite aggressive form of goth, sometimes compared to an emo-"skater chick" look. Tina has also been shown in one episode sporting an altered silver cross on her necklace.In Season Two however, her style dramatically changes as Tina goes from casual-emo to a more feminine "Victorian goth" style. This is a lot more elegant and "lady like" look, although it is still genuinely considered part of goth fashion. This style usually involves veils, fish-nets, dresses, frills black, and more discreet colors in her hair (namely dark blue). It is not similar to real Victorian fashion, only slightly more bohemian and dark. It is also a little more modern. There are two episodes in Season Two where the above does not apply. In Comeback, Tina briefly takes a break from her typical outfits, and replaces them with "librarian chic" clothes, to follow Brittany's trend. This short style Tina used is basically a more tight and seductive version of Rachel's clothes. In the next episode, her goth-wear is reinstated without a mention of what happened to the trend she was following.
In Blame It on the Alcohol, Tina wore shorts and sleeveless tops during the song Tik Tok and in the song Blame It (On the Alcohol) were all members are wearing leather and it is her usual style but she wore shorts and sleeveless which is not her usual clothing.In Season Three, Tina appears to have abandoned the goth look in favor of retro '60s fashion, wearing bright colors and polka dots. She has also used many surprisingly optimistic accessories (e.g. ties and jumpers). She appears to have replaced her hair-highlights with curls. In Props, while Tina is dreaming, she visualizes Rachel as herself, though she is wearing her "Victorian Goth" style, similar to what she wore in season two. Tina keeps this look and style during Season Four.
PersonalityIn Season One, Tina is very much the awkward outsider; shy, soft spoken, and meek. Tina has spent most of her life doing her best to stay under the radar of everyone else around her, whether it be social or academic. Her fears of being noticed were so great that when she was still in elementary school, she devised a fake stutter to aid her in getting out of doing an oral presentation. Seeing how effective the stutter was on that specific occasion, Tina began to use it in order to protect herself from having to interact with anyone who she didn't feel comfortable with. As a result Tina's only friend for a long time was Artie, who felt they shared a connection through their mutual disabilities. The only time that Tina seems to allow herself to come out of her shell is when she sings. When on stage, she is bold, brash and without fear, even going so far as to sing I Kissed a Girl in a surprisingly aggressive manner at Glee auditions. Upon joining Glee, Tina has slowly started to relax her defenses, to the point where she has formed other friendships with Kurt, Mercedes, Brittany and a few other members of the Glee Club. She has even 'lost' her stutter, which was her greatest social defense. Her brief romantic relationship with Artie was the final step in over-coming her anxiety, as she admitted to him for the first time that her stutter was fake. Unfortunately, this admission resulted in an abrupt end to the relationship, which could have possible sent her back into her shell. According to Tina's Facebook profile, she enjoys listening to emo-core and speed metal music, cutting the hair off her dolls, and spending time with her speech therapist, by the name of Judy (due to the fact she admitted to Artie her stutter is a lie, this could very well be a lie as well).
In Season Two, Tina has become much more bold and open about her feelings. However, she is not without her personal insecurities, as seen when she suspects Mike of cheating on her with Brittany during Special Education. Tina feels that she is not good enough to be with Mike, a popular football player, which causes her to go so far as to dress like a cheerleader for him. Tina has always been open about being Asian and is proud of it but on many occasions she has also shown annoyance at being stereotyped as one. Her insecurities have gotten the best of her on several other occasions as well, most notably during her performance of My Funny Valentine for Mike and her performance of I Follow Rivers when she was heckled by the audience.
- Main article: Tina-Mike Relationship (Tike)
In The New Rachel, Tina reveals she broke up with Mike over the summer, despite getting a tattoo before saying 'Mike Chang Forever', which she changed to 'Make Change Forever' after their break-up. Tina makes clear that she still in love with Mike, and still remain good friends. However when he returns to help out with the musical, Tina tries to avoid him altogether as it is still slight uncomfrontable. At the end of the musical, Mike and Tina re-think their break-up and consider doing some further talking.
- Main article: Tina-Artie Relationship (Tartie)
This pairing is often referred to as "Tartie" or "Artina."
- Main article: Kurt-Tina Relationship (Kurtina)
- Main article: Tina-Blaine Relationship (Blina)
In Sadie Hawkins, it is revealed that Tina has developed a crush on Blaine after becoming close friends with him over the year. She asks him to the Sadie Hawkins but he rejects her. Blaine reveals to Tina later that he has a crush on Sam and the two agree to go to the dance as friends. However, her crush on him remains and she even believes to have found 'the love of her life' in him.
Solos (In a Group Number)
|Push It||Showmance||Mercedes, Rachel, Finn and Artie|
|Proud Mary||Wheels||Mercedes and Artie|
|My Life Would Suck Without You||Sectionals||Rachel and Finn|
|Express Yourself||The Power of Madonna||Rachel, Mercedes, Quinn and Santana|
|Bad Romance||Theatricality||Kurt, Quinn, Santana and Mercedes|
|Give up the Funk||Funk||Kurt, Finn, Artie and Mercedes|
|To Sir, with Love||Journey||Rachel, Mercedes, Kurt, Finn, Artie and Santana|
|Toxic||Britney/Brittany||Brittany, Will, Santana and Rachel|
|One of Us||Grilled Cheesus||Finn, Rachel, Kurt, Quinn and Mercedes|
|Time Warp||The Rocky Horror Glee Show||Kurt, Quinn, Finn, Santana, Artie and Brittany|
|Start Me Up/Livin' on a Prayer||Never Been Kissed||Rachel, Santana, Mercedes and Brittany|
|Marry You||Furt||Finn, Rachel, Sam, Quinn, Artie, Brittany and Mike|
|The Most Wonderful Day of the Year||A Very Glee Christmas||Artie, Sam, Kurt/Quinn and Brittany|
|We Need a Little Christmas||Mercedes and Kurt|
|God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen||Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album||Mercedes, Quinn, Santana and Rachel|
|Deck the Rooftop||Mercedes, Santana, Finn, Artie and Rachel|
|Born This Way||Born This Way||Kurt and Mercedes|
|Pure Imagination||Funeral||Kurt, Finn and Artie|
|Light up the World||New York||Santana, Brittany, Artie, Rachel and Finn|
|You Can't Stop the Beat||The Purple Piano Project||Rachel, Finn, Kurt, Artie and Mercedes|
|America||The First Time||Santana, Puck, Rory and Mike|
|I Can't Go for That/You Make My Dreams||Mash Off||Finn, Quinn and Rory|
|ABC||Hold on to Sixteen||Kurt, Mike and Quinn|
|Do They Know It's Christmas?||Extraordinary Merry Christmas||Finn, Mercedes, Rachel, Kurt, Blaine, Artie, Brittany, Puck and Santana|
|Summer Nights||Yes/No||Sam, Mercedes, Rory, Sugar, Puck, Kurt, Finn and Santana|
|The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face||Rachel, Mercedes and Santana|
|Cell Block Tango||Choke||Mercedes, Brittany, Sugar and Santana|
|Shake It Out||Santana and Mercedes|
|Edge of Glory||Nationals||Santana, Mercedes and Quinn|
|In My Life||Goodbye||Artie, Sam, Blaine, Sugar, Joe and Rory|
|Call Me Maybe||The New Rachel||Unique, Blaine and Brittany|
|Womanizer||Britney 2.0||Unique and Marley|
|3||Sam and Joe|
|Some Nights||Dynamic Duets||Blaine, Jake, Sam, Ryder, Joe, Kitty and Marley|
|Don't Dream It's Over||Swan Song||Finn, Marley, Blaine, Sam and Brittany|
|This Is the New Year||Naked||Blaine, Marley, Jake, Artie, Sam, Unique, Ryder and Brittany|
|Diva||Diva||Unique, Blaine and Brittany|
|Wannabe||Guilty Pleasures||Unique, Kitty, Marley and Brittany|
|I Love It||All or Nothing||Brittany, Kitty and Unique|
- Tina often sings or dances in the background with Brittany. Examples include Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) for Kurt and later for Burt; I Know What Boys Like for Lauren; Get It Right for Rachel; I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance with You for Blaine; Spotlight for Mercedes and Love You Like A Love Song for Santana.
- She has rosacea. (Ballad)
- Her dance partner is usually Mike or Blaine during group numbers.
- Tina is a "happy girl drunk" (Blame It on the Alcohol).
- She knows how to play piano. (Original Song)
- Since she used to wish she had blue eyes, she wears eye contacts occasionally. Her "Born This Way" T-shirt says "Brown Eyes," for that reason.
- She had two Facebook friends before she joined glee club, namely her parents.
- She has an older sister as stated in Glee: The Beginning.
- She has always had a solo when New Directions performs a song by Lady Gaga, along with Mercedes.
- She scared Figgins into excusing her from P.E. all year.
- She did not appear in the episode The Spanish Teacher because she had the "Asian bird flu" (On My Way). Curiously, this disease is later mentioned in I Do, when several members (Kitty, Sugar, Unique, etc.) are not present in the episode, as Will states they contracted the disease.
- Tina is the only member of Glee Club to have her solos been re-sung by other members of the glee club in different contexts and arrangements. This has happened twice. The first was Tonight, originally sung in Preggers as a solo in glee club, then sung by Rachel and Blaine in The First Time for their performance in West Side Story. The second was I Kissed A Girl, sung originally in Pilot as her audition song for New Directions and then sung by Santana and Rachel and the other New Direction Girls in I Kissed a Girl, when they were standing up for Santana. Coincidentally, she is extremely jealous of Rachel; who just happens to sing lead on both songs.
- She got a tattoo on her left hip saying 'Mike Chang Forever', but she got it changed to 'Make Change Forever' after they broke up.
- It is implied that she only eats organic fruits (The New Rachel).
- Her superhero persona is 'Asian Persuasion', her power being 'the mistress of manipulation'.
- One of her guilty pleasures is Vicki from Small Wonder.
- Up to Season Four, she never got more than one released solo per season.
- Until Season 4, except for True Colors, Tina never completed any actual solo performances: I Kissed a Girl was only an audition; Tonight wasn't sung from the beginning; during I Follow Rivers she is heckled and leaves the stage; Getting To Know You was stopped when she start kissing Mike; My Funny Valentine she breaks down in tears and Because You Loved Me was only her imagination.
- She loves all her exes. (Wonder-ful)
- Main article: Tina's Quotations
Will Schuester • Finn Hudson