You can never go wrong with something from the heart.
—Topanga Lawrence (to Cory)
Topanga Lawrence-Matthews is the main love interest to the protagonist in Boy Meets World. She had a hippie, eccentric childhood and was ostracized in middle school. After puberty, she got rid of her Granola Girl image for the most part, though still retained her sincerity, ideals, and sharp wit. She loved Cory since they were very young and despite their ups and downs, they ended up together in the end. She's considered a bit of a know-it-all and competitive but she's protective and loyal to her friends.
The daughter of two grown up hippies, Topanga began as an odd girl in the same class as Cory, Shawn and Minkus. However, by the time they reached High School, she had become much more of an average teenager. In Season 3, she began dating Cory, a relationship which lasted for the rest of the show. Topanga was initially a guest character with a hippie, eccentric personality, concerned about the world and harmony. In the later seasons, she became one of the show's main characters, transforming from a strange girl into an intellectual overachiever. Throughout the series, Topanga has always expressed her love for Cory, Shawn, and the rest of her friends.
Moved to New York City after accepting a scholarship to NYU Law School.
First character to kiss Cory (in episode 4)
Was very briefly the series' antagonist for the first few episodes of Season 7.
As shown in the fourth episode of the spinoff Girl Meets World, her birthday is 148 days after Cyclone Day (the last day to the ride the Cyclone at Coney Island). During season four of Boy Meets World, her birthday was depicted as happening after Halloween but before Thanksgiving, implying a November date.