History Headscratchers / TeenWolf

22nd Apr '16 11:32:16 PM DrinkySmurf
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* Stiles has shown a willingness to bend morality when necessary, in that he is sort of the Batman to Scott's Superman in their little Justice League (pack). As such I am surprised he did not suggest immediately force feeding Gerard mountain ash and have Scott bite him the moment Gerard was no longer useful. Chris would have gone for it because it would not kill his father and Gerard would again be rendered a non-threat.

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* Stiles has shown a willingness to bend morality when necessary, in that he is sort of the Batman to Scott's Superman in their little Justice League (pack). As such I am surprised he did not suggest immediately force feeding Gerard mountain ash and have Scott bite him the moment Gerard was no longer useful. Chris would have gone for it because it would not kill his father and Gerard would again be rendered a non-threat. NOT saying it would have happened, but Gerard did beat him up and he seems to hold a grudge, so he could have suggested it.
* Did anyone else think maybe Gerard was a Scorpion Man? There was the parable, wherein he was compared to one, then one of the chimeras was part scorpion...
22nd Apr '16 11:29:20 PM DrinkySmurf
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** The last episode of season 3B shows Coach talking to Malia about how many classes she's taking and assuring her that she can go to him for help with anything. What's most likely is that, due to the education she missed as a "feral child", Malia is in special ed: modern special education emphasizes keeping children in their age group and integrating children with special needs with their classmates (i.e. taking the same classes) as much as possible to foster social development. Most other students wouldn't even know she was in special ed. Malia would be getting extra help and would probably have a period or two just for studying. Taking into account that she's also going to summer school, she would have no trouble at all catching up with the other students. As for legality, if the school district refused to accommodate her education needs by not giving her every opportunity to attend normal classes and get caught up with her age peers, they could definitely be sued.

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** The last episode of season 3B shows Coach talking to Malia about how many classes she's taking and assuring her that she can go to him for help with anything. What's most likely is that, due to the education she missed as a "feral child", Malia is in special ed: modern special education emphasizes keeping children in their age group and integrating children with special needs with their classmates (i.e. taking the same classes) as much as possible to foster social development. Most other students wouldn't even know she was in special ed. Malia would be getting extra help and would probably have a period or two just for studying. Taking into account that she's also going to summer school, she would have no trouble at all catching up with the other students. As for legality, if the school district refused to accommodate her education needs by not giving her every opportunity to attend normal classes and get caught up with her age peers, they could definitely be sued.sued.
* Stiles has shown a willingness to bend morality when necessary, in that he is sort of the Batman to Scott's Superman in their little Justice League (pack). As such I am surprised he did not suggest immediately force feeding Gerard mountain ash and have Scott bite him the moment Gerard was no longer useful. Chris would have gone for it because it would not kill his father and Gerard would again be rendered a non-threat.
10th Apr '16 6:06:28 PM DrinkySmurf
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***Even if you discount guns, why is stupidity the only option for so many wolves in combat. The early Derek v Kate battle could have gone very differently if he used his super strength to hit her with something large and heavy that was out of the range of her stun baton, like a couch. Sure she had just insulted his dead sister and MAYBE that got him to fight dumb, but ALL werewolves seem to ONLY go for the obvious attacks, even against enemies they know are a threat. It is seemingly done only to make the humans not seem worthless.
23rd Jan '16 7:55:11 PM ErikModi
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** Probably just some wonky interaction with werewolf healing. Derek mentions he can see the tattoo under Scott's skin (so the ink is still there), and the burning was probably making Scott heal differently or more slowly. Burns heal more slowly in real life, and this seems to be the case for werewolves in Teen Wolf as well (the Hale werewolves, even the staggeringly powerful Talia, were all killed in a fire, and Peter took ''years'' to recover from those burns.)
23rd Jan '16 7:42:08 PM ErikModi
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** Druids' actually abilities are kept very mysterious in the show proper. The myth that the first werewolves learned to shapeshift from shapeshifting druids is just that: a myth. Druids may not be able to shapeshift, may never have been able to shapeshift. And the Nemeton was "depleted" for quite some time, there was no reason to go looking for it. It was believed there was no power there anymore, it was just a stump in the woods.


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** The key is ''pack.'' Peter may have turned Scott into a werewolf, but Scott never joined his pack. There's some poorly-defined line that separates werewolves who are actually ''pack'' and werewolves who just hang out a lot. For the "infinite power-up" to work, an Alpha would have to make enough Betas to make a pack, actually convince those Betas to join them in a Pack, then kill them for the power, then repeat the process later. A lot of time and energy sunk in with not a great chance of success, when it's probably easier to find other Alphas and convince them to kill their pack for the power-up, then join the Alpha Pack where they'll get even more power.
23rd Jan '16 7:27:50 PM ErikModi
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** Guns require money. Guns are expensive, ammunition is expensive, maintenance to keep them in good working order requires consumables that must be paid for. Guns require licences and permits to own and carry. Guns require training and dedication to use effectively (you can't just point it, pull the trigger, and kill someone.) And guns attract ''attention.'' Most werewolves seem to live on the fringes, if not completely outside, normal society. Access to money for guns, ammo, parts, etc. may be problematic for most packs, and the money they do have can likely be better spent elsewhere. Along with living on the edges and wanting to fly under the rader, most werewolves probably wouldn't want to go through the process of getting the permits required to own and carry guns, getting themselves on law enforcement's radar. Time spent on the range learning to fire guns accurately can more effectively be spent learning to use their claws and fangs most effectively, or learning how to not turn into sociopathic homicidal rage-monsters every 28 days. And between the noise guns make when they fire and all the permits required for ownership and all the records showing how many guns and how much ammunition a pack has bought, that's a great way to get people looking oddly at you. Picture a family like the Hale's (before the fire): insular clan, old, keeps to themselves, lives outside town, doesn't really get involved. Sounds a tad suspicious, yes? Now imagine that same family owning an arsenal of firearms and ammunition. Now they sound like "persons of interest" to any variety of alphabet-soup agencies. And buying illegal guns just compounds the problems. Besides, hospitals aren't legally required to report "animal maulings" to the authorities. They ''are'' legally required to report gunshot wounds. And werewolves most often fight other werewolves, or other supernaturals. Human hunters are so scary and effective because they're essentially an OutsideContextProblem to the average wolf pack.
*** As for why specific characters in the show don't pack heat: Derek and other "old school" werewolves are easily covered by the above points. Scott doesn't want to kill people, and that's pretty much the only thing guns are good for. Stiles' dad is the Sheriff, and would almost certainly frown on his son owning a gun, and buying an illegal gun would cause the Sheriff to blow his stack. Allison preferred a bow, she just wasn't good with guns. Kira's an absolute badass with a sword, why take time away from honing that craft to learn something that isn't as helpful? Malia can barely function as a human, she has little interest in more complex tool use. Liam already has anger and self-control issues, is arguably the strongest werewolf yet. You really want to put ''another'' lethal weapon in that kid's hand? And Lydia packing heat? How gauche. Prada doesn't make handguns. Factor in that normal bullets are useless against almost everything they come against, and they don't appear to have a source of AppliedPhlebotinumRounds anymore, and it's just not worth it.
23rd Jan '16 6:57:18 PM ErikModi
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** Scott's dad may not be abusive on the level of Isaac's father, but the revelation of his former alcoholism makes it more plausible that there may have been drunken "incidents" in which Scott came out worse than he went in, physically or emotionally. He may not necessarily have an abusive personality, but he certainly may have done abusive things in the midsts of drunken stupors.
13th Dec '15 7:52:54 PM wolfdancer95
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** It's possible that almost dying from a werewolf bite awakened Lydia's powers and that the constant death around her is making her more sensitive to it. Lorraine predicted her lovers death, and when she was at echo house where dozens of people had died unjustly and patients (implied to be other banshees) were being killed it made her more sensitive. Near death experiences, death of love ones or simply mass killings might awaken them- if the latter is true then Meredith might have been awakened by the Hale's being killed. We don't know how long Peter was there before Meredith went into her coma, so it's possible that she was awakened by the Hale fire, had the experiment done to her by Lorraine some time after and became comatose.
29th Sep '15 6:19:05 PM hiphiphu
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** There are explanations you could argue for why Scott and Stiles are quite so exclusive about being friends with just each other. Both of them clearly went through some painful experiences even before the show started, with Scott's parents divorce and his Dad's possible abuse while Stiles had to deal with his mother's illness and death. The show timeline seems to indicate the events happened close together when Scott and Stiles were around 9 or 10. So you've got two kids suffering through incredibly painful experiences that most of their peers probably couldn't relate to. Then both of them find themselves in newly single-parent families, with Stiles having to deal with his grief-stricken father (whose implied to been drinking a lot), while Scott's mom is forced to work a lot to support them. Even if by the time of the show Scott and Stiles have moved past that, they clearly had a rough couple of years, with only each other to rely on and probably felt quite cut off from their peers and/or they just didn't have the energy to invest in new friendships with so much going on. Under those circumstances, depending on exactly how long things were tough for the two of them, its believable they only started reaching out to other students a year or so before the show started.
19th Sep '15 7:14:29 AM hiphiphu
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** I think the lack of other friends is probably a combination of CoolLoser/LimitedSocialCircle tropes and that possibily they did have casual, acquaintance level friends at the beginning of the series but drifted away from them as they got immersed in the supernatural world. If pre-show they were friendly with a larger circle of people but only really close with each other, it makes sense they didn't confide chatting-casually-in-the-hall friends about the werewolves and then got too busy to socialize properly. The writers have had Scott and Stiles ridiculously attached to each other from the beginning so them being happy in just each other's company and not wanting anyone else around is at least viable.

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** I think the lack of other friends is probably a combination of CoolLoser/LimitedSocialCircle tropes CoolLoser / LimitedSocialCircle trope and that possibily they did Stiles and Scott ''did'' have casual, acquaintance level friends at the beginning of the series but drifted away from them as they got immersed in the supernatural world. If pre-show they were friendly with a larger circle of people but only really close with each other, it makes sense they didn't confide chatting-casually-in-the-hall friends about the werewolves and then got too busy to socialize properly. For all we know, The Girl and other students could have had their own conversations wondering why Scott and Stiles are so weird and distant. The writers have had Scott and Stiles ridiculously hugely attached to each other from the beginning so them being happy in just each other's company and not wanting anyone else around is at least viable.
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