Actually, depending on what mythos you choose to believe (mini-books, cartoon etc.) while clad in the armor she is The Goddess. What her fascination with snakes is, I don't know, but then my name is BubbaShelby so I can relate.
Without her snake armor, she's simply Teela. daughter of Man-At-Arms and too cool for Prince Adams' advances. As a kid, I was too cool for Teela, preferring her musclebound fuzzy loincloth wearing pals (thank GOD I outgrew that phase) over icky girly dollies. I never had a Princess Leia either, although I secretly wanted one.
I have to admit though, Teela is kinda cute.
I think I'll keep her around for a while.
She's missing her shield, but otherwise she's near-complete with her snake staff and cobra armor. Ironically, I once had her shield and sold it on eBay assuming I wouldn't ever have a Teela. Go figure.
I think I now see what Prince Adam sees in you, T.
So is she a dolly or an action figure? I'll let you decide (and I am prepared for the flack, guys ;) ) but I am perfectly okay with owning a dolly...even though Teela is an action figure dammit!