|Occupation(s):||William McKinley High School Principal|
|Family & Friends|
|Friends:|| New Directions|
|Enemies:|| India Wilson|
|Education:|| Lorenzo Community College |
Lawrence High School
|Vulnerabilities:||Blackmail, money-saving, and monsters (such as vampires)|
|First appearance:||For Your Entertainment|
Principal Figgins is the principal of William McKinley High School and has been for over 20 years. He is a recurring character in Glee: The Next Generation. Principal Figgins is portrayed by Iqbal Theba.
Figgins, although at times hard headed and penny-pinching, is by no means a bad guy in the school. For the most part he is a reasonable administrator whose chief concern is the smooth running of his school and what is best for the students. He also says that he wants a safe and stable learning environment for everyone in the school. Of course, if he can save money, he's more inclined to do that. Figgins does his best to make everyone happy, suggesting many compromises and for the most part offering people second chances, rather than just outright punishing them. It's revealed that he goes to therapy, which is why he's so willing to do this, as he wants everyone to be nice to each other. He will often invoke his therapy in his administrative methods, such as making Sue and Will hug after they have a blow out argument. He has an irrational fear of vampires. Figgins is unfortunately easily bullied by Sue, who often uses blackmail to get what she wants. This usually plays into her favor for a period of time, until Figgins can at last build up the courage to take away her power. For example, a questionable video she got access to, he in the end put it on YouTube himself before she could. Another example is his willingness to confess to his wife about a supposed one-night stand with Sue, rather than let Sue use it as blackmail.
Overall, Principal Figgins is caring about the school, staff, and students and pursues his passion – but his weak spot is that he is easily blackmailed. He is seen to be slightly slow to the truth.