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As of the end of Season Three, major changes happen to the cast that affect the entire continuity of the show; spoilers will be unmarked. '''YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.'''

[[folder:General Werewolf Tropes]]

Several tropes apply to all werewolf characters, or all werewolves of a specific status, due to [[MagicAIsMagicA unified rules for how werewolves work]]. Don't list these tropes on the werewolf characters themselves unless there is a noteworthy example of how that character doesn't act quite like the rest or has the trope used in a particularly interesting way.

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* AbsurdlySharpBlade: Werewolf claws are closer to knives than to animal claws or human fingernails.
* AudibleSharpness: Werewolf claws also have their own sound effect when extended.
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Played with. Werewolves are in some ways quite different from humans: they live in packs with specific hierarchies and structures, they spend part of their lives as a human-monster hybrid or a full animal, and their physical abilities and health are way beyond those of average humans. As a consequence, a lot of their interactions come off as very rough and overly violent to humans and bitten werewolves unfamiliar with werewolf norms. Is made a point of characterization for several characters, especially Derek.
* TheChosenOne: Becoming an Alpha usually works in two ways: inheriting an Alpha's power when they die, and [[KlingonPromotion plain murder]]. However, there is also a third, extremely rare option: turning into an Alpha purely by power of character. This is called a True Alpha, and [[{{Protagonist}} unsurprisingly]], Scott [=McCall=] is one.
* CurseThatCures: One of the perks of getting transformed into a werewolf is the healing factor taking care of injuries and diseases: Scott loses his asthma, Erica no longer experiences seizures, and Liam heals a broken leg. This seems to work for physical ailments only.
* TheEmpath: Played with in an interesting way. Werewolves are by no means psychic, but can sense emotions such as anger, arousal and even disgust. Derek reveals that this is due to their sense of smell; by picking up on hormonal changes in a body through chemo-signals, a werewolf can tell what state of mind a person is in, even in places where a person has been.
* GoodThingYouCanHeal: With very few exceptions, werewolf characters will have to make use of their healing powers - they'll be attacked by other supernatural beings or hunters, get electrified, shot at, poisoned, set on fire, stabbed, bitten, clawed, and even get their limbs cut off. Beacon Hills is a dangerous place to be a monster.
* HealingFactor: All werewolves heal quite quickly, though various, usually supernatural means - from an Alpha's claws, to demonic swords to various species of wolfsbane/aconite - can make the process more complicated.
* HealingHands: Werewolves can absorb physical pain from other beings, which is used as a plot point and a way to illustrate character motivations several times.
* KlingonPromotion: One of the ways of becoming an Alpha werewolf is killing another Alpha. Derek, Peter, and twins Ethan and Aiden have all employed this.
* LeParkour: Since werewolves have superior agility, strength and speed, they are naturally a lot more athletic than the average human. Werewolf acrobatics are a staple of the show, with Derek, Scott, the twins, and now Liam being the main, but far from the only offenders.
* LivingLieDetector: Zigzagged. Thanks to their heightened sense of hearing, werewolves are usually able to distinguish whether someone is being dishonest or not by listening to subtle changes in heartbeats. However, this isn't fool-proof as several antagonists have distorted the truth and even flat out lied to werewolves without them being the wiser.
* MonsterLord: Alphas are this to other werewolves. Aside from being able to out-perform Betas in every way, they can also inflict longer-lasting wounds and even control the shifts of other werecreatures. The most defining trait of an Alpha is that they are the only ones who can create more werewolves through bites [[spoiler: and sometimes scratches]].
* NeverGetsDrunk: Their rapid healing makes it impossible for werewolves and other were beings to get drunk, as Scott, Liam and Malia all had to learn to their disappointment.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: All the Alphas have these, signalling their greater strength and power over Betas and Omegas.
* ShapeShifting: All werewolves can shapeshift to differing degrees; from merely showing fangs, claws and reflective eyes, to a WolfMan to a complete wolfform, which is usually only possible for Alphas, or very balanced Betas. There is also a monster form, which seems to require a certain [[AxCrazy instability]].
* SupernaturalGoldEyes: Beta Werewolves have these in their WolfMan form; it's also a handy way to show they are supernatural, when they don't want to be too conspicuous. A Beta who has killed an innocent has lightblue eyes; an Alpha's eyes are glowing [[RedEyesTakeWarning red]].
* VagueAge: Both born and bitten werewolves seem to age really slowly, to the point where you can usually only guess how old they might be. A prime example is Satomi who should be at least 130 years old and still looks like she could be in her sixties. Born werewolves might be even more complex, as Peter looked like he was in his late teens/early twenties for quite a long time, before turning into his current incarnation, who is seemingly in his late 30s. Lampshaded by Stiles, in talking to Peter:
-->'''Stiles''': Wait, how old ''are'' you?
* WolfMan: During transformation, this form is usually taken on by Betas and Omegas, as well as some Alphas such as Scott.


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!Main Characters

[[folder: Scott]]

!!'''Scott [=McCall=]''' (portrayed by Tyler Posey)
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->"''I usually have no idea what I'm doing. Actually, I always have no idea what I'm doing.''"

Scott is the protagonist and main character of the series. Originally, Scott is an unpopular, loner, social outcast, teenage human high school student. He was an asthmatic, a mediocre athlete or lacrosse player at his high school and he had a difficult time with girls and attracting the opposite sex. Personality wise, Scott is socially awkward, a loner and clumsy. Scott's life and destiny changes forever when he is unexpectedly bitten by a large, strange animal in the woods one evening. This animal, unfortunately, is an Alpha werewolf. Now, Scott must balance his newfound powers and abilities as a werewolf with the normal life of a human teenager.
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* AccidentalHero: Since Scott has lycanthropy unexpectedly thrust upon him, heroism is also thrust upon him as well. Now that Scott has powers, he seems to thrive to use them to help and save people as much as he can, but all of this heroism is unexpectedly brought onto him.
* ActionHero: In contrast with Stiles, Scott tends to get involved in all of the action and fight scenes.
* {{Adorkable}}: Scott has his fair share of cute, dorky moments, especially when he's [[IncrediblyLamePun mooning over]] Allison or goofing around with Stiles.
* AnchoredShip: After Scott and Allison break up due to their conflicting loyalties, their relationship remains on hold even though their feelings do not. This ship finally gets un-anchored [[spoiler:due to Allison's death]] in Season 3, but Scott's relationship with new girlfriend Kira is showing signs of becoming another AnchoredShip.
* ApologizesALot: Scott apologizes so much that it has become a RunningGag in the series.
* AllLovingHero: He is always willing to see the best in everyone, even his worst enemies. He also believes that those who are corrupted by darkness and evil are capable of being saved somehow. [[spoiler:He does lose patience with Peter Hale eventually, but it takes a while.]]
* BeastAndBeauty: Scott is the Beast (a werewolf) and Allison is the Beauty (a beautiful human girl in love with him).
* BerserkButton: Do not mess with Scott's friends and family. He will wolf out and he will rage.
* BlessedWithSuck: Scott's powers as a werewolf have managed to cause nothing but trouble for Scott and his everyday life. He has to learn how to control himself and his abilities in order to prevent himself from harming or killing his loved ones. This has been proven to be an ongoing struggle for Scott.
* BigBrotherInstinct: He feels responsible for turning Liam and frequently looks out for him.
* BoyMeetsGirl: Scott meets Allison on her first day of school, and they start dating soon after. Unfortunately, Allison being from a hunter family means that things keep pulling them apart.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy:
** Scott by the Alpha in "Night School". Because of this, Scott almost attempts to kill all of his friends including Stiles, Allison, Lydia and Jackson. He snaps out of it pretty quickly, but still...
** This happens yet again in Season 4, [[spoiler:after Kate brainwashes him into becoming one of her Berserkers]].
* BewareTheNiceOnes: He's a nice guy, but don't piss him off by either threatening or hurting the people he loves or hurting innocent people. The result won't be pretty and Scott's tougher side will come out.
* BigGood: Not only is he the [[TheChosenOne "True Alpha"]] (which is a once-in-100-years-werewolf who becomes an Alpha or rises to Alpha status through the goodness and nobility of their character, their strength of will and without taking the power from other werewolves) along with being TheHero, TheLeader, TheHeart, a MagneticHero, an AllLovingHero, a HopeBringer, TheParagon, TheCape, and an IdealHero, but Scott has the [[TheFettered highest and strongest morals, values and ideals]] of any character on the show. Scott stands for [[EmbodimentOfVirtue heroism, justice, compassion, kindness]] and he is a natural-born [[TheLeader leader]] who inspires others to come together for a common purpose. He is also strongly opposed to [[ThouShallNotKill killing]], believes that every one can be saved somehow ([[SaveTheVillain including villains, such as Jackson as the Kanima and Deucalion, for example]]) and [[AllLovingHero he always tries to see the best in everyone, even his own enemies]]. Not to mention that Scott often functions as a MoralityChain for Derek, Allison, and Isaac, and had a strong influence on both Derek and Isaac [[TookALevelInKindness becoming much nicer, gentler and kinder in personality]].
* CannotTalkToWomen: Scott is initially very awkward with the opposite sex. Even when he first meets Allison, he comes off as awkward around her and acts rather clumsy around her at first. This eventually changes as he gets to know her, and he becomes more comfortable with her afterwards.
* ChickMagnet: Invoked in Season 1 especially. Aside from his relationships with Allison and Kira, Scott is also pursued at various points by Lydia and Erica.
* TheChessmaster: Has one memorable instant in Season 2: Gerard Argent spend all of Season Two playing everybody like a fiddle, but the season finale reveals that for the latter half of the season, Scott was one step ahead of him.
* ChronicHeroSyndrome: Scott has the constant need to save and protect everyone, unlike almost everyone else in Beacon Hills.
* TheChosenOne: Scott is a True Alpha, a once-in-a-century werewolf who can rise to Alpha status based only on their own character and strength of will.
* ComingOfAgeStory: The series is basically Scott's story of growing up and embracing his destiny as a werewolf with extraordinary abilities.
* CoolLoser: Scott's always been good-looking and clever, but is mysteriously an outcast pre-bite.
* CursedWithAwesome: He's not thrilled with being a werewolf, despite the special powers and abilities that come with it.
* DistractedByTheSexy: Especially in the first Season, Scott tends to float off into La-la Land whenever Allison's around or even mentioned.
* DorkKnight: Even though Scott has gained abilities as a werewolf and has become rather heroic, Scott can be rather dorky and socially awkward: the same way he was before he was bitten.
* TheFace: Aside from being TheLeader and TheHeart of his "pack", he's often the one who resorts to a more diplomatic approach when confronting a mission or battle. While Stiles and Lydia may have strength in research and Derek, Allison and Isaac may have strength in fighting skills, Scott's particular strength, aside from being a werewolf and having superhuman abilities which are essential in fighting or battling the enemy, is that he has rather solid or good social skills. Scott can be very charming and persuasive in getting others to see his point of view. He is also rather good at reading people and he almost always tries to talk his pack or his "team" out of plans and missions that might be considered to be too costly, risky and dangerous. Scott could also be considered as the general moral compass of the core group.
* FairyTaleMotifs: In the Pilot episode (''Wolf Moon''), Scott and his best friend Stiles are out in the woods together trying to find or discover a murder victim's body. Coincidentally, like LittleRedRidingHood, Scott is wearing a bright red hoodie. After Stiles manages to get scared off and escapes, Scott ends up getting lost in the woods. Scott realizes that he has lost his inhaler and wanders around the woods trying to find it but is having no luck. Scott is then suddenly attacked by an [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent Alpha]] werewolf and he is bitten; forever changing Scott from a normal, human teenage boy to an individual cursed with lycanthropy or werewolf-ism.
* AFatherToHisMen: He's an Alpha who has shown kindness, empathy, concern and compassion for the people he cares about (his friends and family) as well as innocents. Comes with being a True Alpha and TheLeader.
* TheFettered: Scott lives by a code of morals and standards that contrasts with the GreyAndGrayMorality of most people around him.
* GoodIsNotSoft: Although Scott is TheHero, and he generally doesn't like to resort to physical violence, he will do so when it is completely necessary. Although he would rather find another way to solve the problem, you mess with him or hurt his loved ones, he will not hesitate to kick your ass.
* TheHeart: He is the glue that holds everyone together and brings people together for a common purpose.
* TheHero: When trouble strikes Beacon Hills, Scott goes to great lengths to rally his friends to help him fix the problem.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Scott and Stiles are both straight, but they love each other as best friends and true companions. They have been through everything together, always look out for each other, and have each others backs no matter what.
* HormoneAddledTeenager: In Season 1, Scott seemed to be obsessed with Allison to the point where he would wolf out in arousal by being around her. Over the course of the series, Scott has become [[CharacterDevelopment significantly more mature and less hormonal]].
* HowDoIShotWeb: In the weeks after being bitten, Scott struggles to master the lycanthropic powers he's aware of, much less maintain control while he wolfs out, much to Derek's frustration.
* IDidWhatIHadToDo:
** In the second season, Scott justifies [[spoiler:working as a spy for Gerard]] by pointing out that his mother's life is on the line if he doesn't.
** This happens again in Season 3, when Deucalion pressures him to join his side by threatening Melissa. Again, it's only temporary.
** Gets another reprise in Season 4, with [[spoiler: assassin Garrett poisoning Liam and threatening to let him die if Scott doesn't help him save his partner and girlfriend Violet.]]
* IHaveNoIdeaWhatImDoing: In 2x11, Scott openly admits to Isaac that he thinks that he has no idea what he is doing most of the time, despite the fact that Isaac had just told Scott that he had trusted him and that he always seemed to have good intentions by always wanting to do what is right.
* IJustWantToBeBadass: Ironically, before Scott is bitten and changed into a werewolf, he yearns to be more popular, more attractive and more athletic.
* IJustWantToBeNormal: Despite Scott being given the gift/curse of lycanthropy, which cures his asthma and gives him a whole host of super powers, he still yearns to be a regular, human teenager with the normal life he had before. Throughout the first season, he seeks a cure for his lycanthropy in order to return back to the regular, normal, asthmatic teenage human he was before.
* IJustWantToHaveFriends: Before Scott is bitten, Scott is rather socially awkward, self-conscious, and doesn't fit in with the popular crowd at his school. He doesn't have any friends other than Stiles, his best friend since childhood. After getting bitten and meeting Alison, he starts to find a larger social circle, including much of the main cast.
* IdealHero: His being the [[TheChosenOne True Alpha]] and all. He's basically Teen Wolf's ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' or ''Franchise/CaptainAmerica''.
* InterspeciesRomance: Scott, who is a werewolf, is in love and in a romantic relationship with Allison, who is a human. Later, he ends up in a budding romance with Kira who is a kitsune.
* ItsAllMyFault: There are times when Scott feels that everything bad that is happening to his friends and family is his fault due to his ties to the supernatural and what he is. Sometimes Scott even goes so far as to blame himself for all of the bad supernatural events occurring within Beacon Hills, since he's one of the few people with the power to bring an end to the danger.
* ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies: Despite thinking that he and Alison are the loves of each other's life, Scott's makes no protest to her breaking up with him, since he thinks she'll be safer if she's not a target for the supernatural enemies he keeps accumulating.
* KubrickStare: Scott often stares down his opponent by tilting his head down and looking up beneath his brows.
* TheLeader: He has the natural ability of leading people and he inspires people to listen to him and follow him. Scott is a combination of Type II and Type IV.
* LivingEmotionalCrutch: Scott's devotion to his friends helps keep Stiles, Derek and even Allison more stable.
* LovableJock: Scott may be a lacrosse player, but he doesn't lose his underdog charm . . . most of the time.
* MagneticHero[=/=]TheParagon[=/=]TheCape: He inspires loyalty and has much admiration from other people. All part of being a [[TheChosenOne True Alpha]].
* TheMasqueradeWillKillYourDatingLife: Once Allison starts her training as a werewolf hunter, Scott and Allison find themselves on opposite sides of TheMasquerade. This twice comes between them: when Allison first discovers Scott is one of the werewolves her family is hunting and when [[spoiler:Allison's mother gets bitten]], causing Allison to be a lot less sympathetic to werewolves in general.
* MoralityPet: Scott is more or less Derek's werewolf Jiminy Cricket, but he also helps Isaac find his way back to more acceptable social behaviour.
* MrFanservice: Scott is attractive and often has his shirt off, exposing his buff chest, abs and arms. This seems to be an ongoing thing in order to entice the female viewers.
* NaiveNewcomer: The circumstances around Scott being turned into a werewolf makes him a complete newbie to the supernatural side of the world, and it isn't until Derek's arrival and extensive researching on Stiles' part that Scott truly begins to understand how being a werewolf affects his daily life.
-->'''Stiles''': You're so unprepared for this.
* NerdyInhaler: While he was still a regular human, Scott was a social outcast and a loner who suffered from severe asthma conditions. Because of this, he carried an inhaler with him at all times.
* NiceGuy: Scott is a nice, sweet guy to basically everyone...well, almost everyone.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: It is easy to understand how Scott could be sympathetic towards [[spoiler: Jackson]], who cannot control his change into the Kanima. But by so vigorously protecting him from being killed by Derek, even though Scott had no plan for how to keep him contained in the long-term, he technically bears some responsibility for all the murders the Kanima subsequently commits, especially of [[spoiler: all those innocent police officers]].
* NobleMaleRoguishMale: Scott is known to be the noble, gentle and more diplomatic in how he approaches things, while Derek appears to be more reckless, impulsive, wild and more prone to violence. Naturally, this frequently brings them into conflict even when they both are working to deal with whatever supernatural problem is plaguing Beacon Hills.
* NotHimself: Scott becomes reckless, irrational, cruel and loses his inhibitions especially when the full moon comes out.
* OnlyFriend: To Stiles, and vice-versa. At least initially, neither boy seems to have anyone else they spend time with.
* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent: As befits a teen-targeted show, Scott is a random teenage nobody before a chance encounter with an Alpha werewolf puts him at the center of the supernatural weirdness in Beacon Hills.
* ParentalAbandonment: Scott's father walked out on him and his mother when he was a child, and doesn't even speak to Scott again until he returns to Beacon Hills nearly a decade later.
* PartTimeHero: Scott may want to help, protect and save everyone and make sure everyone is happy and alive, but he also wants a normal teen life and a sense of normalcy as much as possible.
* ProHumanTranshuman: Scott is a victim of this as a result of being bitten by the Alpha werewolf. Despite having become a werewolf capable of great destruction, he still fights to be part of humanity and keep a hold on his human side instead of succumbing to the destructiveness and darkness that comes along with being a werewolf. Unlike most of the other werewolves, he puts the safety of innocents above all else.
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: The reason Scott got a tattoo at the beginning of Season 3 is because his actor did.
* RealityEnsues: Scott always [[ShouldntWeBeInSchoolRightNow misses out on school due to being a werewolf]]... which causes him to have terrible grades and risk being held back a year.
* ThePollyanna: He is very positive, optimistic and he believes that there is always hope, no matter how bad a situation is or the how dire the circumstances are.
* {{Protagonist}}: The story initially focuses on Scott dealing with his lycanthropy before moving on to him protecting Beacon Hills from supernatural threats. By WordOfGod, though the teen werewolf premise could continue with the new characters introduced in Season 4, the series will end when Scott's story is over.
* PrimaryColorChampion: Scott is often seen wearing the colors red and blue, indicating at his heroic status.
* ProHumanTranshuman: He cares deeply for humans and innocents, even trying to protect the Argents when possible. In contrast Derek is fine offering the [[BlessedWithSuck "gift"]] of Lycanthropy to those who crave it, outcasts, the emotionally damaged and with health problems. Scott is particularly upset at this because of the active hunting werewolves face, making that much more likely the new converts die... Assuming they don't kill someone first.
* TheRival: After Scott gets bitten, Scott becomes a star athlete on the lacrosse team and gains popularity, robbing Jackson of his status as top lacrosse player and most popular. This causes Jackson to become highly antagonistic towards Scott and vice versa, causing the rivalry between Scott and Jackson to heat up intensely, especially in the first season.
* SaveTheVillain: Scott attempts to save the Kanima in Season 2 rather than accept the loss of the person who was unwillingly transformed into a monster, in contrast to both Derek and Stiles, who are willing to kill the Kanima outright.
* SecretIdentity: Scott keeps his identity as a werewolf a secret from the public due to the many dangers surrounding him (including werewolf hunters).
* TheShadowKnows: In "Anchors", Scott starts seeing his shadow transform into a more bestial alpha form as a side effect of [[spoiler: rejuvenating the Nemeton.]]
* ShirtlessScene: Scott gets these types of scenes frequently throughout the series, generally corresponding with shape-shifting.
* SociallyAwkwardHero: Although he is capable of bravery, courage and heroism when fighting or battling the bad guy, Scott is still the same clumsy and awkward person he was before he came a werewolf.
* StarCrossedLovers: Allison and Scott. He's a werewolf; she's a werewolf hunter. Even when they can personally reconcile this, the antagonism from her family and his fellow werewolves ensure it will always be an issue.
* TechnicalPacifist: With Scott being a werewolf, violence often comes along with it. Scott is very capable of killing when he has to, but Scott does not take the ending of one's life lightly whatsoever. He believes that killing shouldn't ever be the first option, and refuses to let anyone else kill the Kanima while he tries to find a way to save the unfortunate person who had been transformed into it.
* ThePowerOfLove: Due to Scott's love for her, Allison has the ability to keep Scott human and prevent him from wolfing out. Allison has been described as Scott's humanity or his anchor into keeping his humanity.
* ThouShaltNotKill: Scott believes that no matter how good or bad someone is, even if they are a monster, killing them shouldn't be the first option.
* TookALevelInBadass: Scott went from a nerdy, asthmatic loner to a tougher, stronger and more badass werewolf with superhuman abilities.
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatPerks: When Scott is turned into a werewolf and gains powers and abilities, Scott doesn't initially use his powers and abilities for deep, meaningful purposes. Instead, he often uses his powers on the lacrosse field in order to win games and have power and dominance over his fellow teammates. That begin said, once he realizes just how much danger the various supernatural threats pose to the innocent people of Beacon Hills, he kicks the heroism up a notch and stops using his powers to only help himself.


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[[folder:Allison]]

!!Allison Argent (portrayed by Crystal Reed)
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->"''We're just a bunch of teenagers. We can't handle this.''"

Allison is the beautiful, new girl in Beacon Hills. She's been sheltered from her family's double life as a clan of werewolf hunters. She begins to fall for Scott; the feeling is mutual. However, her lineage might complicate matters some and make her relationship with Scott tension-packed.

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* ActionGirl: Once she gets combat training from her father, Allison is a strong, capable fighter who can hold her own in fights against werewolves and oni.
* ActionGirlfriend: She may be the love interest of TheHero, Scott, but she's more than just the love interest or girlfriend. She is also an action girl and a capable fighter at heart who can stand up for herself.
* ActionSurvivor: Before she embraces the Argent legacy of being a werewolf hunter, Allison is ill-equipped to deal with the hunter/werewolf conflict her family and boyfriend are in.
* AlliterativeName: Both Allison's first and last name begin with the same a sound.
* AnchoredShip: After Scott and Allison break up due to their conflicting loyalties, their relationship remains on hold even though their feelings do not. They both start dating other people - [[spoiler:and then Allison dies.]]
* ArcherArchetype: Allison is eternally practical, best demonstrated in Season 3 when she breaks into an abandoned bank while the boys are ''talking about'' breaking into the bank and corrals [[spoiler: Cora and Boyd]] more efficiently than even her father, and independent (mostly due to an internalized fear of being weak). She also shoots things with arrows.
* BeastAndBeauty: Scott is the Beast (a werewolf) and Allison is the Beauty (a beautiful human girl in love with him).
* {{Deuteragonist}}: While the main plot follows Scott trying to learn how to be a better werewolf, there is a parallel plot about Allison learning to become a better hunter. The two plots naturally intersect due to shared high school drama and the occasional pressing need to save Beacon Hills.
* DiedInYourArmsTonight: [[spoiler: She eventually bleeds out in Scott's arms, much to his chagrin.]]
* TheDragon: After [[spoiler:her mother is DrivenToSuicide]], Allison steps up to lead the hunters, but is really just a pawn of [[TheManBehindTheMan her grandfather, Gerard,]]. Though she's nominally the leader, the relative balance of combat prowess to scheming makes her the enforcer of Gerard's will.
* EvilCostumeSwitch: When she begins working with her evil grandfather in Season 2, she starts wearing all-black. She gets better (and her wardrobe gets brighter) in season 3.
* FaceHeelTurn: Allison has a tendency to be recruited by less scrupulous members of her family to be part of their evil, anti-werewolf schemes.
** Near the end of Season 1, her aunt Kate recruits her as a sidekick to help deal with the Alpha. Allison's discomfort with Kate's methods stop the turn from sticking.
** In Season 2, when [[spoiler: her mother, Victoria, is DrivenToSuicide]], Allison's grandfather, Gerard, pushes her to lead the hunters in a werewolf purge. Unlike the first time, Allison's heart is in it, which leads to her trying to kill [[spoiler:Erica and Boyd]].
* FallenHero: In Season 2, the CynicismCatalyst of the death of [[spoiler:her mother]] kicks Allison towards being a fanatical hunter, out to kill Derek's pack.
* GirlNextDoor: In Season 1, Allison is the pretty, kind, sweet girl who is easy to befriend, in contrast to the more socially conscious Lydia.
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: In Season 2, the death of [[spoiler:her mother, Victoria, in [[DrivenToSuicide a werewolf-transformation-preventing suicide]]]] turns Allison into a werewolf hunter whose main mission and goal is to hunt and kill as many werewolves as possible, becoming just as out of control as the creatures she was hunting.
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: In the first two seasons, Allison is pulled between her (mostly) innocent friends and her (mostly) ruthless family. She's usually trying to keep someone alive and safe - Derek's pack members being a bit of an exception after [[spoiler:he inadvertedly bit her mother, leading to her suicide]].
* HeelFaceTurn: Though Allison twice joins evil family members to kill werewolves, she never sticks around once she realizes just how far they're willing to go.
* HeroicBSOD
** When Kate reveals the existence of werewolves in Season 1, Allison almost completely shuts down.
** In Season 2, the death of [[spoiler:her mother]] triggers another breakdown.
* HiddenDepths: Allison is surprisingly skilled in gymnastics and archery and is willing to live a little wilder than her good-girl-persona originally suggests. Secretly frustrated by her "weakness," she tries to harden herself in the face of tragedy, but almost becomes as "monstrous" as the werewolves themselves; it's only when she manages to reconcile her protective instincts and her empathy that she becomes master of her own actions instead of a pawn of her less than savoury relatives.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler: Speared by an Oni in the penultimate episode of Season 3, leading to her death.]]
* InTheBlood: Allison is the latest in a line of werewolf hunters descended from one of the first recorded werewolf hunters, in medieval France.
* KilledMidSentence: [[spoiler: "You have to tell my dad! You have to tell him -- *cue DeadHandShot*]]
* TheMasqueradeWillKillYourDatingLife: Once Allison starts her training as a werewolf hunter, Scott and Allison find themselves on opposite sides of TheMasquerade. This twice comes between them: when Allison first discovers Scott is one of the werewolves her family is hunting and when [[spoiler:Allison's mother gets bitten]], causing Allison to be a lot less sympathetic to werewolves in general.
* NewTransferStudent: Moves to Beacon Hills in the pilot, walks into class and is introduced with the classic "Class, we have a new student today" speech from every anime ever.
* NiceGirl: She is always friendly and sweet, in contrast to Lydia, who especially at first fills more of an AlphaBitch role. After [[spoiler:her mom dies]], this sweetness temporarily disappears.
* OnlyFriend: The show is on a miniature budget, so NiceGirl Allison and popularity queen Lydia appear to be each other's only friends.
* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent: Before her family legacy as hunters is revealed to her, Allison is the everyday high school girl.
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: She promised herself that she wouldn't get involved with a boyfriend because she was looking for a nice, decent guy. Enter Scott [=McCall=].
* StarCrossedLovers: Allison and Scott. He's a werewolf; she's a werewolf hunter.
* UnwittingPawn: Her grandfather Gerard shamelessly uses her [[spoiler:grief for her mother's death]] for his own gain.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Stiles]]

!!Stiles Stilinski (portrayed by Dylan O'Brien)
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->"''I'm 147 pounds of pale skin and fragile bone. Sarcasm is my only defense.''"


Stiles is Scott's best (and at first, only) friend. Initially, he's the only one who Scott trusts to tell about his transformation; this is a good call on his part, given that Stiles goes ''very'' out of his way to help his buddy out.

In the third season, he ends up possessed by a malevolent spirit of Japanese origin called the nogitsune. Due to this, he is forced to fight his friends and family against his will until they find a way to save him.
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* ActionSurvivor: As an untrained human among hunters, werewolves, and worse, Stiles should reasonably be monster chow. Instead, through wits and pluck, he manages to not only stay alive, but often play a crucial part in the heroes' success.
* {{Adorkable}}: Stiles is quite awkward and can politely be described best as "offbeat", but manages to be endearing and amusing throughout.
* AfraidOfNeedles: Stiles passes out at the sight of needles, as evidenced when he saw Scott getting a tattoo.
* AlliterativeName: Stiles' first and last name both start with the same sound and the same letter: S. This is no coincidence, as his apparent first name is actually his nickname.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Feels this way in regards to both Scott and Jackson. For Scott it's the fact that Scott has all the cool werewolf powers. For Jackson it's that Jackson is first in Lydia's heart.
* AmbiguouslyBi: While Stiles has harbored a long-term crush on Lydia and is clearly attracted to Malia, he is also very interested in whether or not he's attractive to gay guys, and asks both Scott and Danny whether they find him attractive. After his dad [[ItMakesSenseInContext finds him at a gay bar]], he tells his dad that he "could be [gay]." Additionally he seems almost disappointed when Danny's offer to sleep with him turns out to be a joke, and takes serious pause when Caitlin asks him if he's into guys.
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: Averted. Stiles has ADHD according to WordOfGod, but it mainly manifests in impulsive decisions and body language.
* BadassBookworm: Stiles has an exceptional mind for research, having gleaned the essentials of werewolf existence from the Internet and observing Scott, and was able to train Scott to control himself more efficiently than ''Derek'' (though Derek being a born werewolf doesn't exclude him from being a singularly terrible teacher). As for {{Badass}}, he stands up ''to'' Derek on more than one occasion, Chris Argent at least once, and ran into battle against a fully-wolf Peter and threw a Molotov cocktail at him despite sarcasm "being [his] only defense".
* BrainsAndBrawn: Stiles is the Brains to Scott's werewolf Brawn.
* CharacterDevelopment:
** His EstablishingCharacterMoment is [[PluckyComicRelief falling off of Scott's roof]], by the Season 1 finale he [[spoiler: sets fire to the Alpha]]
** Season 2 sees him in therapy with Ms. Morell, but then he's [[spoiler: beat up by Gerard and hitting the Kanima with his Jeep]].
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}:
-->'''Coach Finstock:''' For his final question for his mid-term exam, he detailed the entire history of the male circumcision.
-->'''Sheriff Stilinski:''' Well...I mean...it does have...historical significance, right? I mean...
-->'''Coach Finstock:''' I teach ''economics''.
-->'''Sheriff Stilinski:''' [[OhCrap Ahh...crap]].
* TheConscience: Stiles often helps Scott to keep a hold onto his humanity and has helped him with his lycanthropy, especially after he is bitten and turned.
* TheConfidant:
** Whenever Scott needs someone to talk to, Stiles is there for him.
** Stiles and Lydia bonding at the school dance near the end of Season 1 leads to her trying to open up to him in Season 2. Unfortunately for their relationship, Stiles leaves her hanging to deal with Kanima-related matters of life and death.
* CoolLoser: Just like best -- and initially only -- friend Scott, although more understandable in [[CloudCuckooLander his]] case.
* ADateWithRosiePalms: Stiles makes reference to this on occasion, which is fairly comical considering he's a confirmed aversion of AManIsNotAVirgin.
-->'''Stiles''': I'm playing? On the field? With the team?\\
'''Finstock''': Yes, unless you'd rather...play with yourself.\\
'''Stiles''': I already did that today, twice.
* DeadpanSnarker
* DemonicPossession: When the Nogitsune takes hold of him, it's not pretty.
* {{Determinator}}: Once Stiles has a mission, he never gives up. Two instances stand out:
** When the Kanima paralyzes Derek and then traps them in a lap pool, Stiles keeps the much heavier Derek and himself above water for over two hours without any assistance.
** Stiles makes his way across the sheriff station - which is, at the time, a battleground between the Argents, the Kanima, and the werewolves - crawling on the ground, on his belly, with the majority of his body still paralyzed from the Kanima's venom, in order to reach and/or rescue his father.
* DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu: Stiles has a habit of mouthing off at insanely powerful creatures who already don't like him.
* DistressedDude: Although Stiles is a very capable sidekick, sometimes he needs quite a bit of saving too. At least once a season, a major villain will kidnap him to get at Scott.
* DoggedNiceGuy: Stiles has spent nearly a decade obsessed with Lydia, while she remained blissfully unaware of his existence. Eventually, they develop a true friendship, with Stiles apparently growing out of his crush.
* DopeSlap: Stiles gives one to Scott when Scott says he might go to Derek for help about being a werewolf.
* DreamWithinADream: Stiles starts getting these after [[spoiler: sacrificing himself]] in the season 3A finale. What's worse is that he's hallucinating usual ways you can tell that you're dreaming (unable to read, people having too many fingers) in real life, so even when he's not dreaming he thinks he could be.
* EnterStageWindow: His common entry into the [=McCall=] residence is through Scott's window... before he has a key made.
* EvilFeelsGood: [[spoiler:Stiles tells Malia in "The Benefactor" that the worst thing about being possessed by the nogitsune was that he enjoyed every moment of it even while he was hurting everyone he loved.]]
* AFriendInNeed: He sticks by Scott even after Scott nearly kills him during a werewolf transformation.
* GeniusDitz: Despite his serious troubles with ADHD, including writing an essay on circumcision on his ''economics'' midterm, he has near perfect grades, is an amazing researcher and investigator, and he and Lydia are probably tied for the smartest characters on the show.
* GenreSavvy: Stiles is much more aware than Scott of the rules governing werewolves and chides him for not recognizing wolfsbane. He also is more focused on the werewolf plot than Scott much of the time - Scott is often a little [[DistractedByTheSexy distracted]]. He also, noticing that Scott is showing signs of being a werewolf, proceeds to read what seems to be every book in the library and [[UpToEleven EVERY POSSIBLE WEB PAGE]] on werewolves. Derek mocks this when he talks to Scott in the second episode.
--> '''Derek:''' Do you think your little buddy, Stiles, [[LampshadeHanging can just look up werewolves and now you've got all the answers?]]
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Scott and Stiles are inseparable and have been through everything together, good and bad. They often go through withdrawals if they are separated for too long, to the point that the worst punishment Scott's mom can think of for him is banning him from spending time with Stiles.
* HollywoodNerd: Stiles is intelligent and socially inept, but also attractive and quite charming.
* HyperCompetentSidekick: Scott is more brave than bright, and relies heavily on Stiles to do the thinking. With his ADHD and general geekiness, it would seem like he should be a comic relief character, but Stiles' intelligence and bravery makes him indispensable to the usually clueless Scott. In fact, Stiles is so useful that Scott has to share him with Derek on the sidekick front.
* IJustShotMarvinInTheFace: Stiles fiddles with Allison's crossbow and narrowly averts shooting Scott's thanks to his SuperReflexes as a werewolf.
* InferioritySuperiorityComplex: It becomes clearer and clearer that his ruthlessness in pointing out others' faults is largely due to him feeling inadequate himself.
* LastNameBasis: 'Stiles' Stilinski is only Stiles. Even his father calls him Stiles.
* MissingMom: Claudia Stilinski died of frontotemporal dementia when Stiles was nine years old. He blames himself for her death, if his hallucination of his father in Season 2 is anything to go by.
* MotorMouth: Once Stiles gets started on a tangent, there's practically no stopping him unless Derek's around to glare at or threaten him - and not even that's guaranteed to work all the time.
* MuggleBestFriend: To Scott. Aside from his brain and knowledge of supernatural lore, Stiles is utterly human. He also has no combat training, unlike Allison.
* NerdsAreVirgins: Geeky Stiles is explicitly a virgin as of season 3, although he loses it later on.
* NightmareFetishist: The series is set in motion by Stiles wanting to go into the woods to see a dead body. He delights in the fact that the police only find ''half'' of her. His reaction to Derek almost dying of wolfsbane poisoning, only to writhe around and then pass out from the cure, is a hearty "That was AWESOME!"
* NoSocialSkills: A mild version. Although Stiles is no where near anti-social, he is extremely socially awkward around people in general and doesn't seem to be overly comfortable around a larger group of people. In fact, Stiles seems to prefer the company of a few select group of people such as Scott, Lydia and Allison.
* NotNowKiddo: In "Night School", while the rest of the group are barricading the door from the Alpha, Stiles is trying to point out [[AbsurdlyIneffectiveBarricade the 20-foot windows]].
* NotWhatItLooksLike: Fortunately, most of the persons who walk in on Stiles performing something dubious are wise enough to not ask.
* OnlyFriend: Stiles seemed to be the only person whom Scott hung out with before he was bitten, considering that Scott was a loner and a social outcast.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: His first name is apparently enough to reduce Coach Finstock to giggles and claim that such a name should "amount to child abuse". It's apparently very difficult to pronounce. It's also difficult to even spell, as a doctor looking at his chart isn't sure whether it's correct or not. Even his father calls him "Stiles."
* OnlySaneMan: Served as the "Maybe you should avoid situations where you'll ''kill people''" voice of reason throughout Season 1 in contrast to Scott's "Allison! Allison!"
* OpenMouthInsertFoot: Due to Stiles MotorMouth, Stiles has a habit of saying the wrong thing at the wrong time, leading to lots of awkwardness.
* OralFixationFixation: He has a tendency to chew on stuff, including lacrosse gloves, overabundances of curly fries, and an underused highlighter cap, to name a few of the victims.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: By the end of Season 2, Stiles knows that he's the most vulnerable of the group, being the only one without combat training or some form of supernatural power.
* PluckyComicRelief: Stiles is '''the''' comic relief of the show, always having an appropriate quip for Scott's situation, mouthing off to the villains, and getting awkwardly flustered around Derek.
* PragmaticHero: Stiles is probably one of the most logical and pragmatic characters on the show. Comes with being a BadassBookworm and the brainiac of the core group.
* RealityEnsues: Stiles always gets up to some serious shenanigans like stealing police property and kidnapping one of his fellow students... which then causes [[spoiler:[[NiceJobBreakingItHero his dad, the town Sheriff, to lose his job.]]]]
* TheReliableOne: Stiles is the HyperCompetentSidekick to both Scott and Derek, as well as being strongly committed to protecting virtually everybody, even enemies such as [[spoiler: Ethan]].
** {{Subverted|Trope}} in the Season 2 finale, where he refuses to help Lydia save Jackson because it would get Jackson out of the way and expose Lydia to greater danger. [[spoiler: It's actually a DoubleSubversion, since when the chips are down, Stiles can't help but do the right thing.]]
** In the episode "Motel California", Stiles enters a big puddle of gasoline, to stop [[spoiler:Scott, who is drugged and holding a lit flare,]] from committing a fiery suicide even though odds were good that he would be burned to death if he failed to get the flare away from [[spoiler:the super-strong Scott]].
* SecretKeeper: In the beginning, Stiles is the first and only non-werewolf to know that Scott is a werewolf who is cursed with lycanthropy.
* ShipperOnDeck: In the beginning, Stiles is a Scott/Allison shipper.
* {{Sidekick}}: Stiles usually assists or helps Scott during a mission, plan or battle, and often refers to being the {{Robin}} to Scott's {{Batman}}.
* TheSmartGuy: Of Scott's initial group of friends and allies, Stiles is the only one who bothers to think things through and research Scott's condition. He even specifically refers to himself as the smart one. Later, he tends to share the role in the group with Lydia though, as she's smarter than he is.
* SuperpoweredEvilSide: [[spoiler: Stiles has the devastatingly powerful Void fulfilling this role. The Oni who were explicitly hunting it were defeated by it with ease.]]
* SurvivorGuilt: In his hallucination, Stiles reveals that he feels guilty for his mother's death and believes that his father blames him.
* TeenGenius: Stiles is an extremely bright teenager, often coming up with the answers to problems both supernatural-related and mundane alike. For example, Stiles is the first to realize that Scott was cursed with lycanthropy after Scott was bitten.
* ThatCameOutWrong
* ThatManIsDead: Invoked when Stiles is possessed by the nogitsune.
* TrademarkFavouriteFood: Stiles' favourite food are curly fries. Coincidentally, he seems to share this favourite food with his father, Sheriff Stilinski.
* UndyingLoyalty: Despite Scott being a werewolf who brings much unwanted drama into Stiles life, Stiles still manages to stand by Scott no matter what. Similarly, as much grief as Stiles causes his father, he always has his father's back, since they're the only family the other has.
* UnfazedEveryman: Despite being one of the only humans in the central group, he's remarkably unfazed by all of the weird stuff around him and at times is even less surprised by supernatural things than the werewolves themselves.
* WaitHere: Stiles tells Lydia to wait in the Jeep while he and Scott look for Kira in "Galvanize". When she asks why, he tells her that he's only got one bat.
* WeirdnessMagnet: Stiles often laments his tendency to be stuck in the middle of whatever supernatural mess is unfolding in Beacon Hills, despite being a normal human.
* WouldNotHitAGirl: Discussed. Stiles says he might need to revisit this policy.

[[/folder]]


[[folder:Derek]]


!!Derek Hale (portrayed by Tyler Hoechlin & Ian Nelson)
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->"''You've been given something that most people would kill for. The bite is a gift.''"

The original Beta werewolf in town, and to those who don't know what he really is, a vicious criminal. He seeks out Scott after the latter is bitten, for reasons that the teenager doesn't quite understand.
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* AntiHero: Although Derek has generally good intentions, he does morally questionable things, like dosing people with Kanima venom and trying to kill Lydia, to achieve his well-intentioned goals.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: While Derek is an Alpha, he is significantly stronger and tougher than other werewolves, including the betas of his pack (Isaac, Boyd, Erica). Derek calls all of the shots because not only is he the Alpha but he is also the strongest physically.
* BigBrotherMentor: As the only experienced, sympathetic werewolf, Derek takes first Scott and then Isaac, Boyd and Erica under his wing and teaches them how to use their powers.
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Was born a werewolf, raised in a family of werewolves, and will always do things the werewolf way. Whether or not that lines up with anyone's notions of 'good' is a crapshoot.
* BrutalHonesty: More often than not, Derek doesn't sugarcoat the truth. He's pretty open and straight to the point when it comes to his own opinions.
* ButtMonkey: He's been shot, poisoned, apparently murdered, tortured and beaten by way of setting the stakes and showing off the worst the baddies can offer. Nothing good happens to him.
* CanNotSpitItOut: Much of the mystery in Season One stems directly from the fact that while Derek actually talks quite a bit, he never just gets to the point when he can be cryptic instead. "No, I didn't bite you Scott." and "The Argents hunt werewolves." would have literally taken seconds to get out the very first time he met Scott.
* CoolCar: For someone who seems to be poor and homeless, Derek sure owns a nice, expensive car: a black 2010 Chevrolet Camaro.
* CynicalMentor: Whether it's to Scott or to his Betas, he's not the best mentor around. He tends to instinctively see the worst in people and leaps to conclusions based on worst case scenarios.
* TheComicallySerious: His glaring or hostile reactions to other people's actions, especially Stiles', are often much funnier than the initial joke.
* TheCynic: Derek is very cynical, jaded and pessimistic in general. He believes that the world is nothing but a dark, lonely and dangerous place and that everything bad will happen. He is the opposite of Scott, TheIdealist, though it is completely understandable as to why Derek would have this kind of outlook and mentality, considering all of the tragedy and problems that he has faced in his life.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Several years before the start of the show, his whole family was murdered by hunters, specifically [[spoiler:Kate Argent, who seduced him to find out the family's weak spots]]. Derek obviously didn't take it too well. Later, itís also revealed that his first love was bitten by Ennis, leading to him turning from a [[CheerfulChild happy teenager]] into the emotionally detached person he is today.
* DeathGlare: Derek will often stare down his opponents whenever he is preparing to attack or fight.
* DesperatelyCravesAffection: The fact that Derek was desperately trying to connect with Scott in Seasons 1 and 2 and the fact that he created his own pack by turning a bunch of troubled teenagers into werewolves, tells you that Derek was yearning for love, companionship and friendship.
* DestructiveRomance: Derek's fling with [[spoiler:Kate Argent]] not only destroyed him as a person, but also got his entire family killed.
* DisapprovingLook: Derek gives one to Isaac as he tries to talk to him about Derek's sister.
* DoesNotLikeGuns: Justified; he's been shot repeatedly.
* DontSneakUpOnMeLikeThat: Derek ''really'' doesn't like being surprised. Given that he has SuperStrength, this doesn't turn out particularly well for whoever startled him. Stiles is the most common recipient, since he's human and all.
* DrillSergeantNasty: He's pretty brutal when training the younger pack members, though he only does it because he really thinks it's the best way to keep them safe.
* FaceHeelRevolvingDoor: The narrative has him walk through this in circles. Generally it's a result of his moral compass being skewed towards survival rather than being good in the strictest sense.
* GoodIsNotNice: Stiles remarked in the first season that Derek "kind of scares him", but there's rarely legitimate reason to doubt that he has good intentions in the end. He's just ''really'' stand-offish.
* GoodThingYouCanHeal: Like all werewolves, Derek can regenerate from most injuries that aren't based on werewolf weaknesses.
** When a wolf's bane infection threatens to kill him, he orders Stiles to cut his arm off, assuring him that it'll heal.
** While teaching Scott, he notes how Scott was forced into human form by injuries and asks him about connection. Rather than just stating the obvious, Derek takes Scott's moment of hesitation and breaks Scott's hand. ''Then'', he says "pain".
* HeroWithBadPublicity: He protects Beacon Hills from supernatural threats like the Kanima but to the majority of the residents he is a vicious criminal, in part because he is initially the primary suspect in his sister's murder.
* HeroicBSOD: Has two: The first is when he's forced to kill [[spoiler:Boyd by Kali]]; he's utterly gutted. The second (well, chronologically, first) is as a teenager, when his first love, Paige, is forced into accepting the bite [[spoiler: by Ennis]], and her body rejects it, causing both her death and the beginning of his frosty personality shift.
* HellBentForLeather: Derek and his black leather jacket. This includes his pack.
* HisStoryRepeatsItself: Both Derek and Scott have fallen in love with an Argent (Kate and Allison respectively). Derek makes efforts to try to get Scott to not be in a relationship with Allison, likely out of fear that things will turn out as poorly as they did for him.
* IneffectualDeathThreats: Derek is always threatening to rip out Stiles' throat or cut off his head, but he never comes close to following through on any of his threats and even protects Stiles on numerous occasions. His enemies, however, [[PrepareToDie are a different story...]]
* JerkassFacade: There are times, usually when he is really worn down, that Derek's jerkass mask slips and he comes across as just a very weary good guy who is scared to show that he cares. This runs in parallel with his penchant for constantly threatening to kill people like Scott and Stiles, even though his failure to carry through with his threats and tendency to protect them from danger make it clear that he is just posturing.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He may seem like a rival and is a bit of jerk to Scott and his friends, but he seems to genuinely care for Scott, his pack members, and even his sometime-sidekick Stiles. For example, he places himself at serious risk to [[spoiler:rather unsuccessfully]] provide cover for Stiles to escape the Kanima, as well as rescuing Scott from being killed by [[spoiler:Victoria Argent]].
* KnightInSourArmour: Derek is extremely cynical about life in general, however, he doesn't give up and keeps trying to do the right thing.
* LeParkour: Derek often leaps and jumps on cars and across buildings rather easily, like most werewolves.
* LivingLieDetector: Like all other werewolves, he can tell when someone is lying by their heartbeat.
* MadeOfIron: Yeah, Derek's a tough ol' werewolf, everybody knows that. But even by werewolf standards, the amount of physical abuse that Derek manages to survive and then shake off is rather astounding.
* MrFanservice: Not an episode has gone by where Derek hasn't been shirtless or wearing a tight-fitted top that shows off his muscles. Stiles is even able to manipulate Danny into some pro boner.. er, bono hacking by making Derek change shirts in front of them.
* MoralityPet: He has a ''lot'' of them. Originally it is Scott and (sometimes) Stiles who push him towards heroism; the list grows to include Jennifer Blake, Cora, Isaac, and Boyd.
* NeuralImplanting: When his powers go haywire under the influence of monkshood poisoning, he accidentally implants his memories of the Hale fire and some werewolf relevant trivia into Jackson.
* NoOntologicalInertia: Derek said there's a rumor that a turned Beta may be able to be cured by killing the Alpha who turned them. However, it doesn't say what happens to any other Betas the Alpha may have turned, so it would at most be situational, or, it could just be a MotivationalLie Derek told in order to get Scott to cooperate with his plans.
* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: If someone has a personal bubble, Derek is going to invade it. He does this to practically everyone in the show, though Stiles tends to be the most common recipient.
* NoSocialSkills: Derek's cryptic and standoffish behavior isn't that strange by werewolf standards, but he often comes across as an anti-social creeper to humans.
* NotQuiteDead: Derek, in "Lunatic". In the previous episode, he gets clawed in the back by the Alpha, while Scott and Stiles make a run for it. We see him hit the ground, but he turns out to be fine.
* OffscreenTeleportation: Derek seems to appear out of nowhere in the weirdest places, including the boys' locker room.
* PassingTheTorch: Ends up doing this to Scott, declaring him the new protector of Beacon Hills.
* PermaStubble: Derek is always sporting a small amount of facial hair and he never seems to shave anymore. In the Pilot, Derek is completely clean-shaven. Looks like spending time saving and protecting Scott has made Derek stop shaving.
* PerpetualFrowner: The number of times he actually smiles on the entire show can be counted on one hand.
* PoorCommunicationKills: Most of the plot of the first five episodes in Season 1 could have been skipped if Derek had just taken five minutes out of brooding and told Scott he hadn't been the one to bite him.
* PowerIncontinence: Briefly, when shot with a wolfsbane bullet, Derek has trouble controlling his werewolf abilities.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Typical for Alphas, Derek's eyes go red when he is preparing to attack or fight (or trying to look cool for newly-turned betas).
* SheIsAllGrownUp: Kate's predatory "This one grew up in all the right places" implies all his muscle was gained in the six years he and Laura spent away from Beacon Hills. [[FridgeHorror It also implies he wasn't what could be considered]] [[{{Squick}} "grown up"]] [[FridgeHorror when she was sexually manipulating him]].
* ShirtlessScene: Derek gets one in many episodes in order to fill his role as MrFanservice.
* SourOutsideSadInside: Derek is gruff to an extreme, but carrying a great deal of guilt and self-loathing inside over the death of his family.
* StalkerWithoutACrush: Derek initially has a tendency to follow Scott around to be sure newly-bitten Scott wasn't being too destructively disobedient. Later, he stalks the teenagers that he's looking to recruit as Betas. Stiles has even called him out on his stalking tendencies.
* StealthHiBye: Derek's primary method of entering scenes is showing up just after everyone else is convinced no one else is around. It tends to freak the other characters out a bit.
* StepfordSnarker: Derek sometimes uses sarcasm and cutting remarks to hide his inner and emotional vulnerability or pain.
* SurvivorGuilt: Derek obviously blames himself for his family's death, as Kate Argent seduced him to get to his family. This also applies to [[spoiler: Boydís death, since it was technically at Derek's hands]].
* TattooedCrook: Even though he's not actually a criminal, Derek has a triskelion tattoo between his shoulder blades.
* TranquilFury: Werewolves use anger to transform and gain power. Then, they use an "anchor" to stay human and in control. Scott's anchor is [[ThePowerOfLove Allison]]. Isaac's is [[FondMemoriesThatCouldHaveBeen his Father]]. Derek's anchor? ''More anger''. He looks completely calm during a full moon, despite that being when a werewolf's bloodlust is at its peak, Derek no exception.
* TroubledButCute: Sure, Derek may be MrFanservice, but he's indirectly responsible for the deaths of most of his family and his first girlfriend.
* UnfitForGreatness: Derek doesn't always believe that he is a good Alpha or strong leader, in part because things don't go well with his Betas. He sometimes needs a bit of a pep talk from others, such as Dr. Deaton or even his Uncle Peter, to make him believe that he is actually a worthy Alpha capable of leading his pack effectively.
* UsedToBeASweetKid: He was very much like Scott as a teenager. His girlfriend's death at the hands of Ennis ruined that.

[[/folder]]


[[folder:Lydia]]

!!Lydia Martin (portrayed by Holland Roden)
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->"''Never frown, someone could be falling in love with your smile.''"

Lydia is the popular girl of Beacon Hills High. Lydia's life is everything that a high schooler wants: She's beautiful, her parents are rich, and she's in a relationship with the handsome lacrosse captain, Jackson. However, underneath her snobby mask lies a brilliant mind with a talent for chemistry. In the third season, she's revealed to be a banshee.
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* ActionSurvivor: Lydia isn't even remotely an ActionGirl, knows nothing about the supernatural (at first), and doesn't have any combat skills. Like Stiles, she depends on her [[BadassBookworm intelligence]] in order to survive and deal with all of the supernatural events surrounding her.
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Lydia seems to have a thing for troubled and edgy guys, such as Jackson and Aiden and, at least until she knew who he was, [[spoiler:Young Peter Hale]].
* AlphaBitch: She rules the school with a manicured fist; no one showing up to her birthday party in Season 2 is considered a serious change in the usual dynamic.
** LovableAlphaBitch: She is genuinely nice to Allison from the beginning and even says that Allison is her best friend, and generally becomes more of a snarky, but supportive friend to the other main teenagers (Stiles, Scott, Kira, etc) over the course of the series.
* BadassBookworm: Lydia is a TeenGenius and TheSmartGirl who depends on her book smarts and her intelligence when contributing to plans, missions and battles.
* BetaCouple: Lydia and Jackson are initially the more stable, but bitchier, {{Foil}} to the relationship between Scott and Allison. The stability doesn't last long.
* BlessedWithSuck: Lydia has the ability to find the dead. She's as horrified and disgusted at this as you would expect.
* BrainlessBeauty: Lydia comes off as this at first, but it's later shown that she's ObfuscatingStupidity for Jackson's sake and is actually a TeenGenius who's extremely gifted in chemistry and can read archaic Latin.
* BrokenBird: Averted: Lydia goes through some very traumatic events, including being mauled and then mentally tortured by Peter Hale, having to deal with the awakening of her strange and rather creepy powers that usually lead her to finding mutilated corpses, having her boyfriend turn out to be a brainwashed lizard and then leaving, almost getting killed by the Darach, and having to deal with the death of beloved friends, but she only seems to grow stronger from her trials. After an initial RefusalOfTheCall, she actively tries to find out how her powers work, and how she might utilize them to best help people.
* CharacterDevelopment: Over the course of the series, Lydia goes from a popular, spoiled rich girl who was an AlphaBitch and an IceQueen to someone who became kinder, caring, helpful and more compassionate and understanding. This is especially shown in her relationships and interactions with Stiles and Scott and she becomes friends with both of them.
* DeadpanSnarker: Lydia is commonly quite sarcastic and witty. She often engages in SnarkToSnarkCombat with Stiles and has the tendency to snark back to much more powerful adversaries, such as Kali.
* DefrostingIceQueen: At first she wants nothing to do with the main characters bar Allison, but as she gets more and more drawn into the supernatural world, she becomes nicer to Scott and Stiles.
* DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu: She defiantly calls attention to the unsightliness of Alpha [[DarkActionGirl Kali]]'s purposely very sharp toenails when she reveals them to the banshee, aiming to intimidate.
* DisappearedDad: Lydia's parents are divorced and her mother has custody of her; her father rarely makes appearances in her life.
* DistressedDamsel: She's kidnapped by the Nogitsune after he's exorcised from [[spoiler:Stiles's body]] near the end of season 3B, leaving it to Scott, Allison, Kira and Isaac to go rescue her.
* DivingSave: In "Motel California", she pushes Stiles and Scott out of the way of exploding gasoline from when Scott nearly blew himself up. Bonus points for letting out a BigNo in the process.
* DudeMagnet: Lydia is very appealing to the opposite sex and she is never short of male admirers. She has had the affections of Jackson (who was her main love interest and boyfriend), Stiles (who has been in love with her since the third grade), Aiden (who was her love interest in season three) and as of season four, Deputy Parrish may show some interest in her.
* TheFashionista: Lydia loves fashion and trendy clothing. It seems that there is never a day when she doesn't go to school dressed up in trendy clothes.
* FieryRedhead: Lydia is very feisty and spunky.
* GirlyGirl: Lydia is very girly and feminine and she loves fashion and dressing up. Her sense of fashion is very trendy and put o date. Between her and Allison, Lydia was definitely the girly girl while Allison was more of the tomboy. She is also significantly more girly than Kira and Malia combined.
* HasAType: Lydia loves tall, handsome and muscular bad boys. [[DoggedNiceGuy Poor Stiles]] thinks he's none of the above.
* HearingVoices: How her banshee powers manifest.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: She becomes this with Allison over the course of the first three seasons. Culminates in [[spoiler:Allison dying while doing her best to save Lydia.]] Lydia is quite broken up about it throughout Season 4.
* HiddenDepths: At least in the first two seasons, only a small handful of people know how much of a genius she really is. She slowly starts showing more of her intelligence after finding out she's a banshee.
* HowDoIShotWeb: Because banshees are so rare, nobody knows much about them, so she's at a loss at how to deal with her newfound powers -- especially since these powers involve her going into fugue states and finding dead bodies. This includes going to ''Peter Hale'' in order to find out more.
* ISeeDeadPeople: Hearing the dead is part of her powers as a banshee.
* TheImmune: She's immune to the Alpha's bite. Turns out it's because she's supernatural herself.
* InsistentTerminology: She's not a psychic, she's a banshee.
* TheLancer: When Stiles is possessed by the nogitsune, she falls into the role for Scott.
* LineageComesFromTheFather: Played straight, but in an unusual way: Lydia's father appears to be a normal human, but his mother was a banshee like Lydia.
* LockedOutOfTheLoop: Scott, Stiles, Allison and Jackson don't tell her anything about the supernatural world in Season 2, with serious consequences: since nobody really talks to her, nobody realizes that Lydia is being mentally tortured and manipulated by Peter Hale into resurrecting him until it's too late.
* MisterMuffykins: Has a small, fluffy, yappy dog named Prada.
* MuggleBestFriend: Lydia is initially this to hunter Allison, as their normal-girl friendship contrasts with Allison's [[TheHunter double life]]. Subverted when it's revealed that between the two of them, Lydia is the one with supernatural powers.
* NerdsAreSexy: Played with. Lydia is considered both very intelligent and very beautiful in-universe, however she [[ObfuscatingStupidity purposefully appears]] as a BrainlessBeauty because she fears that showing her intelligence makes her less attractive. Starts to play this straight in later seasons by showing her smarts without caring for people's opinions.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: She dumbs herself down for Jackson's benefit; in reality, she has a 5.0 GPA and is a master chemist at the age of sixteen. She also happens to know archaic Latin.
* OnlyFriend: Mutually with Allison. Although Lydia is the popular girl, the only person other than her boyfriend that she is seen to be associated with is Allison and vice versa. This changes in season 3 when she becomes closer to the rest of the main characters.
* OurBansheesAreLouder: Lydia's powers manifest both as hearing the dead and -very traditionally- by screaming when a death has or will occur. As Peter explains, banshees scream to drown out noises that might distract them from listening on a psychic wavelength only they can hear. They can also use their scream to purposefully hurt other supernaturals, as fellow banshee Meredith demonstrates later on.
* PsychicPowers: She seems to have a sixth sense about supernatural happenings, due to being a banshee.
* ReallyGetsAround: In Season 1: In a ten-minute span in one episode, she flirts with Jackson (her boyfriend), Scott (her friend Allison's boyfriend) and Mr. Argent (her friend Allison's father). After her split with Jackson at the start of Season 3, she spends the night before the first day of the new school year with a hot jock and scouts freshmen for eligible "candidates."
* RefusalOfTheCall: She's in serious denial about her powers in the first half of season 3. Later on she starts embracing them to help the pack and people in need.
* RichBitch: Her mother is rich and gets her whatever she wants, and she's the AlphaBitch of Beacon Hills High. Loses the bitchiness as she defrosts, [[spoiler: later on loses the "rich" as her family is going through financial problems in Season 4.]]
* SanitySlippage: After getting bitten by Peter, she begins to have some serious hallucinations. She also runs naked through the woods. She gets better, though.
* TheSmartGirl: Lydia is the smartest character on the show. She's a shoe in for valedictorian with her 5.0 GPA and her deep knowledge of a wide variety of subjects. This is invoked in-universe several times: In "Motel California," for example, she's seen browsing a book on Quantum Theory for some "light reading" on a school trip.
* SmartPeopleKnowLatin: She ''got bored'' with classical Latin, so she taught herself the archaic version.
* SnarkToSnarkCombat: Often bickers with Stiles with dripping amounts of sarcasm to match his. It's also a big component of her relationship with her mother.
* TeenGenius: In Season 1, she's a sixteen-year-old sophomore who can make Molotov cocktails from memory using the supplies in a high school chemistry room.
* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: Lydia gives Stiles one of these in "More Bad Than Good", getting him past his Nemeton-induced HeroicBSOD. She reminds him that he's the one who "figures it out." The fact that she needs him to save her from a steel trap that's a hair away from going off on her ankle takes it UpToEleven.

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[[folder:Jackson]]
!!Jackson Whittemore (portrayed by Colton Haynes)
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->"''I have an unfair advantage. You see these cheekbones? Aerodynamically suited for speed in water.''"

Like Lydia, Jackson has a great life: his family is filthy rich, he's dating the most popular girl in school, and he's the captain of the lacrosse team. Everything changes, however, when Scott begins to outclass him - both on and off the field - because of his newfound abilities. Jackson, refusing to take second place, tries to figure out what Scott's really up to.
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* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Jackson feels that Scott stole the spotlight from him and therefore, Jackson begins to resent Scott and becomes Scott's main [[TheRival rival]].
* BastardBoyfriend: Jackson isn't always the best boyfriend to Lydia and doesn't always treat Lydia respectfully. In fact, there are times when Jackson is just downright abusive and jerkish towards Lydia.
* BigManOnCampus: Jackson likes to think of himself as the charismatic guy at the top of the school social ladder, but in reality, he is just a JerkJock who is arrogant and cocky.
* BlondGuysAreEvil: More like Blond Guys Are the epitome of JerkJock, and he later proves to have shades of JerkWithAHeartOfGold at times
* BullyingADragon: Jackson has a bad habit of being an utter dick to Derek, Peter, and Chris even after he found out about how dangerous they were. He also tries to extort Scott after finding out he's a werewolf. Subverted when Scott wolfs out and slams him into a door, giving a hint that maybe, just maybe, you shouldn't try antagonizing someone who can rip you apart.
* CompetitionFreak: Jackson is a highly competitive person by nature, feeling that he has to justify his worth to his adoptive parents.
* CoolCar: As a rich kid, Jackson drives an expensive Porsche, and he has no problem with flaunting his expensive car, either.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Jackson has had a rough life growing up. Parental abandonment, having no identity, and having no idea where he came from. A lot of his personality makes more sense when you realize he has a lot of pent up aggression from being abandoned, as well as self-image issues.
* EyeScream: A snake ''crawls out of his eye.''
* GoneHorriblyWrong: Derek bit him; but instead of becoming a werewolf, his body rejected the bite and he became a reptilian creature, the Kanima.
* HotGuysAreBastards: Jackson is seriously attractive and isn't breaking the stereotype that hot guys are major jerks with huge egos.
* HiddenDepths: Despite his JerkJock status, he's very much the OnlySaneMan at the start, and the only person not already in the loop who is the least bit curious about all the weird things happening to Scott.
* IJustWantToBeSpecial: Much of his aggression towards Scott in Season 1 is because of Scott stealing his 'star' status, which makes him fall apart psychologically. Derek accidentally mind-whammying him while poisoned doesn't help.
* IceQueen: Jackson is very arrogant, cold, cocky and generally unfriendly.
* InferioritySuperiorityComplex
* InterspeciesRomance: Starting in Season 2, Jackson and Lydia's relationship seems to be interspecies because all signs point towards one of the two of them being the Kanima. It's Jackson. Just when the Kanima situation is dealt with, Jackson reverts to a normal werewolf, keeping the situation going, and then Lydia discovers she is a banshee, making the relationship was interspecies all along.
* JerkJock: Jackson is the epitome of a jerk whose specialty is being a good athlete: cocky, arrogant and thinking he's better than everyone else. He likes to be the star on the lacrosse field and doesn't take lightly to any competition. When Scott gains werewolf abilities, Jackson becomes very jealous of him, and tries everything to find out his secret.
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He does care about his friends, few as they are.
** JerkassHasAPoint: As much as an asshole he might have been for blackmailing Scott, he was right on the nose when he called Scott out for being a cheater since he was using his werewolf abilities to play lacrosse. Scott himself acknowledges this in Season 4 when he tries to just use his human abilities instead of his wolf abilities.
* LonelyRichKid: Jackson is spoiled, rich and gets everything he wants. However, his deep-seated insecurity causes him to keep both his parents and other people at arm's length through coldness and arrogant behaviour.
* MrFanservice: Jackson is an attractive young athlete drawn into a scary supernatural world: naturally, this leads to many scenes in locker rooms with lots and lots of shirt-changing.
* OnlySaneMan: He's the only one remotely confused by Scott's newfound athletic prowess.
* OutOfCharacterAlert: When Stiles kidnaps Jackson and doesn't want Jackson's parents to realize he was missing, Stiles sends a text from Jackson's phone impersonating him to explain why Jackson didn't come home. However, since the text ended with "love you" to his parents, they know something was wrong because Jackson hasn't been able to say that to them since he found out he was adopted.
* ParentalAbandonment: Jackson was adopted and didn't know who he is real parents were, contributing to his lack of identity.
* PutOnABus: Jackson did not return for Season 3 because Colton Haynes joined the cast of ''Series/{{Arrow}}''. In-universe, Jackson is going to school in Paris. Given how well ''Arrow'' is doing, it's likely that this will remain a LongBusTrip, since it's easy to bring Jackson back between seasons.
* SanitySlippage:
** Throughout Season 1, after Derek scratches Jackson on the back of his neck, leaving him wounded, Jackson starts to feel off and display strange behaviour. It was mostly because Jackson suffered from aconite (wolfsbane) poisoning because when Derek had scratched Jackson, Derek was dying from the bullet which contained aconite wolfsbane.
** Also, after Derek gives Jackson the bite in the beginning of Season 2, his body rejects the bite and starts to ooze black goo out of every orifice, on top of vivid hallucinations.
* ShipperOnDeck: Jackson picks up on Danny's crush on Matt and encourages his friend to go for it.
* TenderTears: When he realizes just how far Scott will go for him, he cries.
* WoundThatWillNotHeal: When Derek accidentally claws him in the back of his neck. It not only doesn't heal, but leads to bizarre hallucinations.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Kira]]

!!Kira Yukimura (portrayed by Arden Cho)
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->''ďHi, I'm Kira. You knew that. I knew you knew that. I don't know why I just told you that again.Ē''

Kira is the half-Japanese, half-Korean NewTransferStudent to Beacon Hills who instantly falls for Scott. From her mother's side, she has inherited the abilities of the thunder kitsune, which she was unaware of until she was drawn into the conflict against the Nogitsune, wherein her powers awaken and prove to be valuable against the chaos.

* ActionGirl: With her katana and kitsune abilities, Kira can hold her own against werewolves and the Oni.
* {{Adorkable}}: See her quote above for details.
* AllAsiansKnowMartialArts: [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]]: she had no clue of her abilities ''until'' her lineage awoke, and even then she still was shocked at her fighting skill.
* DorkKnight: Just like Scott, Kira doesn't let being a ball of awkward stop her from stepping up to save the town.
* FauxFlame: As part of her kitsune abilities, Kira is surrounded by a nimbus of golden flames when her photo is taken.
* GenkiGirl: Kira often slips into bubbling enthusiasm, especially regarding Scott.
* HowDoIShotWeb: Her grasp on her kitsune abilities is tenuous at best, leading her to, for example, blow out a lightbulb while attempting to use her powers on it.
* KatanasAreJustBetter: Kira's inherited katana is the only sword getting any practical battle use, contrasting with Gerard's broadsword only being used for executions.
* {{Kitsune}}: Though Kira is a kitsune and has many of the related powers, transforming into a fox doesn't seem to be one of them.
* LadyOfWar: Has a certain elegance in her battle style that the other heroes lack.
* LineageComesFromTheFather: Inverted. Her powers are inherited from her kitsune mother.
* MotorMouth: When she gets nervous or shy, she tends to speak ''very'' quickly.
* NewTransferStudent: Halfway through Season 3, Kira transfers to Beacon Hills High School when her father gets a job there.
* NiceGirl: Not that any of the other main characters are necessarily ''mean'', but she's probably the nicest out of them, being the most friendly and approachable.
* ShockAndAwe: Kira is the thunder kitsune, and she has the power to control electricity as a result.
* SupernaturalGoldEyes: When her kitsune side shows, Kira's eyes take on a golden color.
* TookALevelInBadass: In the span of five minutes, Kira moves from being powerless against the Oni to taking them out with ease.

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[[folder:Malia]]

!!Malia Tate (portrayed by Shelley Hennig)
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->''"Thanks for invading my home, for putting me on the run, for turning me back to human so that I could look at my father everyday and try to figure out how to explain to him that the reason my sister and mother are dead is because I almost ate them on a full moon. Thank you so very much."''

A werecoyote, Malia involuntarily changed under the full moon as a child and caused a car accident which killed her mother and sister. Ashamed by this, she spent eight years in the wild as a coyote and avoiding her father. It was only through the intervention of Scott and his pack that she became human again; now, as a member of the pack, she is readjusting to her humanity and figuring out her feelings for Stiles.

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* ActionGirl: She's a werecoyote, so she is quite capable of taking care of herself in dangerous situations.
* BrainsAndBrawn: Though by no means stupid, she's still the Brawn to her boyfriend Stiles' impressive Brains.
* BookDumb: Malia isn't too fond of mathematics and thus struggles in school. Regardless, she is an adept thinker.
* ComplainingAboutRescuesTheyDontLike: Malia doesn't consider being forcefully turned back into a human a "rescue", no matter what Stiles and Scott might think, and doesn't hesitate to tell them this.
* EnfantTerrible: Malia ''thinks'' she's was a horrible, murderous child; in reality, while she may have killed her family, it wasn't her own fault.
* HowDoIShotWeb: As a coyote, Malia is unable to transform back into a human. Once forced into human form, she's unable to shift back or use her other wolf powers. Fortunately for her, Scott steps up as her mentor.
* HumanityEnsues: Scott's Alpha roar snaps her back into human form. She initially doesn't know how to shapeshift back to being a coyote, and she is ''not'' happy about having to live as a human.
* IWishedYouWereDead: The last thing Malia said to her adoptive mother. Since she caused the car crash that killed her and her younger sister, and has no memory of the exact circumstances, she wonders if she might have killed them deliberately.
* InTheBlood: After learning who her father is, she worries she might end up a killer like him (as she already considers herself responsible for the death of her adoptive mother and sister).
* KnowWhenToFoldEm: As soon as Malia realizes she's no match for Peter, she hands him what he wanted.
* LockedOutOfTheLoop: The other characters keep the fact that she's [[spoiler: Peter's biological daughter]] from her for quite some time. She's not exactly pleased when she finds out.
* LongLostRelative: [[spoiler: She's Peter's biological daughter and therefore first cousin to Derek and his sisters.]]
* MissingMom: Malia's biological mother seems to have abandoned her at birth. [[spoiler:Given that she seems to be a supernatural assassin who is wanted by the US government, that might not be such a bad thing.]]
* NewTransferStudent: Once she joins Scott's pack, Malia decides to enroll at Beacon Hills High School as the newest transfer student.
* NotGoodWithPeople: Malia relies on her coyote instincts first, which ends up in blunt honesty, inability to understand some phrases, and sarcasm, which can put people off. Stiles is trying to teach her how to be a functional human being.
* SelfMadeOrphan: Might have caused the death of her adoptive mother and sister.
* {{Tsundere}}: Her first interaction with Stiles at Eichen House is to deck him. Later that night, they hook up.
* WildChild: From the age of 9 to 17, Malia remained alone in the wilderness as a coyote. She can act as a stable and functioning human, but she feels extremely uncomfortable when not in her canid form.

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!Secondary Characters


[[folder:Other Beacon Hills High School Students]]

!!Danny Mahealani (portrayed by Keahu Kahuanui)
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->"''If I come back and you're lying dead underneath a pile of weight, I'm taking the Porsche.''"

The goalie of the lacrosse team, and Jackson's best friend. Secretly a massive tech genius, he helps Scott's gang with their computer issues while being none the wiser about what's going on in Beacon Hills. [[spoiler:At least that's what he made everyone believe, until he admitted to knowing about the supernatural to Ethan in the Season 3 Finale.]]
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* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: After [[spoiler: revealing he knew about everything all along]], he doesn't appear in Season 4 with no explanation of his absence.
* ClosetGeek: He's so far helped both Stiles and Jackson with rather complicated tech work.
* DeadpanSnarker: Danny has a tendency to make dryly snarky comments in response to Jackson's more self-obsessed moments.
* LovableJock: He's one of the nicest guys on the lacrosse team and even Jackson is never mean to him.
* MeaningfulName: In keeping with the werewolf theme, "Mahealani" refers to the day when the full moon begins to lose its roundness.
* MoralityPet: He's Jackson's best friend and the only person Jackson is consistently not a total jerk to. If it weren't for his friendship with Jackson, Jackson would likely be less sympathetic than the main villains.
* NiceGuy: Almost all of the characters like him and he's consistently nice to everyone around him, except when Stiles is pestering him.
* PlayfulHacker: Danny's computer skills are apparently high level as he has a criminal record from a computer hacking incident when he was 13 years old. He says the charges were dropped, and there's no indication he's done anything malicious with them.
* StraightGay: When he's not, you know, ''playing lacrosse'', his interests extend more towards hacking and other programming than, say, musical theatre.
* TeenGenius: In contrast to Lydia's academic prowess and Stiles' attempts to actually do the research, Danny's expertise is technology.
* TwoferTokenMinority: Before Boyd joined the team against Derek's instructions, Danny was the only non-white, non-main lacrosse boy with a name. He's also the only out gay character of any significance in the first two seasons, and most scenes he's featured in manage to draw attention to his sexuality.
* WeirdnessCensor: Despite being Jackson's best friend, playing lacrosse with Scott, Isaac, and Boyd, being attacked by the kanima, writing a paper on telluric currents, and even dating Ethan, Danny seems to have no awareness of the greater supernatural world. [[spoiler:{{Subverted|Trope}} when he breaks up with Ethan in the Season 3 finale because he just can't keep dating a werewolf; unbeknown to everyone else, he got clued-in at some point.]]
* WomanScorned: PlayedForLaughs; after being [[AndIMustScream paralyzed by the Kanima]], Danny is asked if he's okay. After receiving confirmation that the paralysis happened to his ex as well, he smiles blissfully and says he's great.


!!Isaac Lahey (portrayed by Daniel Sharman)
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->"''I came to win.''"

Isaac is the first member of Derek's pack, bitten due to his ''horrid'' home life. After an initially rocky start in dealing with his powers, he becomes one of Derek's right hand men, until eventually joining with Scott's 'pack' of sorts and moving in with him.
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* AbusiveParents: According to Isaac, his father used to lock him in a freezer all the time. Not to mention, Mr. Lahey used to throw glasses all over the house so that Isaac would have to clean it up. And the worst of it all? Throwing glasses at Isaac, so that shattered pieces of glass hit his face and almost blind him. Possibly the most chilling example of the abuse Isaac suffered were the nail marks in the cement floor of the basement leading to the freezer.
* {{Adorkable}}: Isaac becomes much more adorable and approachable after being under Scott's influence. He is easily one of the most endearing characters on the show. The most adorable moment for Isaac was in 2x11 when he used his powers to take some of the pain away from a dying dog. Isaac shed a few tears and was feeling happy that he could heal puppies. One of the most adorable moments on the show.
* BerserkButton: It has been shown that hurting or harming Scott in any way, shape or form will turn a usually calm, gentle and mild-mannered Isaac into a violent, raging, aggressive and extremely out of control werewolf. '''DO NOT''' hurt Scott under any circumstances. He will beat you to a bloody pulp ([[spoiler: as was shown in 3x05 when Isaac beat up Ethan for physically harming and wounding Scott]]) and he probably won't stop until you're dead either. It doesn't matter who you are (Ethan is an Alpha after all).
* BewareTheQuietOnes: Isaac is not overly talkative and is quite quiet and keeps to himself the vast majority of the time. But when he or anyone he holds dear is threatened, Isaac's more aggressive side will come out to play.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: His father was extremely abusive.
* TheDeterminator: Once he was hit with the Kanimaís paralytic agent, once he was rammed at full speed by Kanima!Jackson. And on both occasions he shows enough determination to actually crawl across the floor and stand up.
* DrunkWithPower: In his first episode as a wolf, he's shaken and unsure; after this, he ''revels'' in being one, becoming cocky and snide. This stops after his HeelFaceTurn.
* DysfunctionJunction: Isaac came from a highly abusive and dysfunctional family and home life. It is why Isaac had many trust issues and why he had a difficulty opening up to people in general.
* FakeGuestStar: Isaac never made it into the opening credits, but is pretty much a main character in Season 3.
* FullyEmbracedFiend: Initially, Isaac revels in his werewolf powers, including by scratching a line of lockers with his claws just for the hell of it. Even after he mellows out, he still has no qualms using his strength to intimidate innocent people when Scott is unwilling to do so.
* HeelFaceTurn: Towards the end of Season 2, Isaac goes from being a cocky, standoffish, impulsive werewolf whose intentions weren't so noble, to a much kinder, more compassionate, sensitive individual who just wants to do the right thing.
* HeroicWillpower: Out of the three new Betas heís the one who fully controls his transformation using his Anchor (Granted he is the only one who actually ask Derek how one could control it)
* HopeBringer: Coming back to help Scott when he needs it the most after his HeelFaceTurn. After all, he "came to win." The look of hope and relief on Scottís face is unmistakable when he realized he had another ally during his DarkestHour.
* MissingMom: It appears Mrs. Lahey hasn't been around for a while, though we never discover what happened to her.
* NiceGuy: Isaac seems to have been this as a human. After a short stint as a {{Jerkass}} following his transformation into a werewolf, he returns to his old personality.
* PowerOfLove: A platonic one variation, but quite notable one. When Derek asks him what turned to be his Anchor, Isaac answers that it was his father. When a surprised Derek points out how much of an AbusiveParents his father was, Isaac just smiles fondly and states that he wasnít always like that, obviously drawing on his happy memories with his father to serve as his Anchor.
* PutOnABus: Daniel Sharman went on to become part of Creator/TheCW's ''Series/TheOriginals'', so at the end of Season 3, Isaac and Chris Argent travelled to France, where Isaac has been staying since.
* SixthRanger: Isaac becomes more of this to Scott, Stiles, Allison, and Lydia over the course of Season 3A. This development already starts at the end of season two, where unlike Boyd and Erica he decided to stick around and help in the fight against Gerard and the Kanima.
* TenderTears: When he uses his HealingHands ability to drain some of the pain of a puppy
* TookALevelInBadass: Before Isaac was bitten and became a werewolf, he was rather weak, vulnerable and didn't really defend himself, especially against his abusive father. After he was bitten, he became much stronger and more confident.
* TookALevelInJerkass: Initially after his transformation into a werewolf, he revels in being stronger and faster, and plans to take revenge on people who were mean to him - such as Lydia. Eventually, after becoming more used to his new circumstances and [[PetTheDog reducing a sick puppy's pain]] , he [[TookALevelInKindness takes several levels the opposite way.]]


!!Liam Dunbar (portrayed by Dylan Sprayberry)
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->''"I don't mean I'm not strong or I'm never gonna learn how to be in control. I mean everything else. You and your friends try to protect everyone. Have you been whole this the whole time? I mean, how are you all still alive?''"

A freshman and extremely gifted Lacrosse player, who transferred to Beacon Hills Highschool in Season Four. Scott accidentally bit him trying to save his life and he consequently became Scott's first beta.
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* DarkAndTroubledPast: He does have some anger management issues [[spoiler:which lead to him getting expelled from his last school after vandalizing his former coach's car]]. His old Lacrosse team still hates him for it.
* EmergencyTransformation: A twist on the usual formula. Scott is forced to bite Liam not due to the latter being grievously wounded, but because he's dangling off a ledge. Scott tries to save him but his arms are being held back, so the only thing he can grip Liam's arm with is his teeth. The transformation itself was unintentional, but an unavoidable side effect.
* FunWithAcronyms: Liam has intermittent explosive disorder. Stiles is quick to note that he's an [=IED=].
* GenerationXerox: Purposefully invoked by the show. Liam's first few days as a werewolf mirror Scott's pretty much exactly, right down to a doofy older werewolf telling him they "are brothers now" and the clever MuggleBestFriend, who seems to be slightly more observant than Liam.
* HairTriggerTemper: Suffers from Intermittent Explosive Disorder. [[spoiler: Also the reason he got kicked out of his last school.]] He actually seems to get calmer once he has adjusted to being a werewolf.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Mason is his best friend.
* IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight: Liam experiences one when [[spoiler:Scott]] attacks him [[spoiler:while transformed into a Berserker]]. He manages to snap him out of it.
* NewTransferStudent
* TagalongKid: His role in the latter half of Season 4.
* TookALevelInBadass: He was a stellar athlete before, but after his werewolf transformation, he becomes a pretty respectable fighter.


!!Erica Reyes (portrayed by Gage Golightly)
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->"''I have beautiful everything.''"

The second member of Derek's pack, Erica was originally a girl with severe epilepsy, and a frequent patient under Melissa's care. Once she's bitten, she becomes an extreme [[TheVamp vamp]] with eyes for, well, pretty much everyone, having made advances on Derek, Scott, Stiles, and Allison.
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* ActionGirl: Erica was not an action girl before she became a werewolf. After she turned, she became significantly stronger and a much more capable fighter.
* ActionFashionista: Erica is an ActionGirl but also seems to have a penchant for fashion and trendy clothing.
* AlphaBitch: Tries on this persona upon getting the bite, but slowly develops a more down-to-earth personality over the course of Season 2.
* BlessedWithSuck: Lycanthropy [[CurseThatCures cures her epilepsy]], the bane of her existence. ''But'' . . .
** She was turned right when the Hunters were cracking down, trumping all her other gifts with brutal persecution.
** The Kanima briefly returned her epilepsy with a claw swipe, giving her a seizure that had to be stopped by ''breaking'' her arm to trigger the healing process.
** On her first full moon, her high pain tolerance earns her the prize of being the only one of Derek's whelps to get screws ''drilled into her skull''.
* CharacterDeath: Killed by Kali. Seen only in a flashback, though her body is shown in the present time.
* ConvulsiveSeizures: Erica was an epileptic before Derek turned her.
* CurseThatCures: Her epilepsy disappeared after she was turned into a werewolf.
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: Several students immediately throw up their hands to be her lab partner when her name is called for pairings. Its a quick shot, but one of them is a girl.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: When Erica's first introduced, she's a troubled, skittish epileptic ostracized by the entire school. Then Derek gives her the bite. WhosLaughingNow?
* FullyEmbracedFiend: Of all of the newly-turned werewolves in the show, she is the one who most embraces her new powers, becoming the center of attention at school. Though she initially has a lower social status than even Scott, she intentionally jumps to the top of the heap, constrasting Scott's rise as an unintended (though not unappreciated) result of trying to be better at lacrosse.
* IWillOnlySlowYouDown: When Allison shoots her with arrows while she and Boyd are trying to run away from Beacon Hills, she screams at Boyd to keep running.
* TheVamp: After a childhood of feeling sickly and unattractive due to her epilepsy and the meds she had to take for it, Erica wants as much attention as she can possibly get when the bite makes her healthy and beautiful. It goes to the degree of overcompensation.
* TookALevelInJerkass: She revels in being callous to everyone around her after becoming a werewolf as her revenge for having received that same callousness ''from'' everyone around her.


!!Vernon Milton Boyd IV (portrayed by Sinqua Walls)
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->"''I want to be like you.''"

The final member of Derek's pack, Boyd was originally a loner at school. Now, he has friends in Derek, Isaac, and Erica.
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* CharacterDeath: By Derek as a result of the Alphas.
* TheDeterminator: HumanPincushion or not, Boyd didnít for one second try to stop trying to take down Allison in order to protect Erica. Even Chris Argent was completely surprised at Boydís willpower, judging from his face when looking at Boyd
* EmbarrassingFirstName[=/=]TwoFirstNames: If the combinations of tweets by Jeff Davis and MTV's legal department is to be believed, his full name is Vernon Boyd IV. TwoFirstNames applies to the point where many fans thought Boyd ''was'' his first name and that the writers were holding out on his last name.
* GentleGiant: Of the three members of Derek's pack, he's the calmest member, and the only one who hasn't had a marked change of attitude after getting the bite.
* HiddenDepths: He seems to have a much deeper understanding of werewolf lore than anyone else that's gotten the bite so far. He explains the symbolism of Derek's triskelion tattoo to Isaac, Erica and the audience.
* IJustWantToHaveFriends: The reason he agrees to join Derek's pack
* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent: Boyd was this before he was turned into a werewolf and gained superhuman abilities.
* TakingTheBullet: An incredibly big part of the reason Boyd was made into a HumanPincushion was the fact that he was essentially shielding Erica from DarkActionGirl Allison. With his body.
* TokenMinority: Boyd was the only African-American werewolf for quite a while.
* ScaryBlackMan: At first. The whole barely-ever-speaks thing he sometimes has going on doesn't help much, either.

!!Matt Daehler (portrayed by Stephen Lunsford)
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->''"Well, Derek, not everyone is lucky enough to be a big, bad werewolf."''

A charming student and photographer, who's also on the lacrosse team with Scott, Stiles, Jackson, Danny, and Isaac. He has a tremendous crush on Allison, and a tenuous friendship with Jackson and Danny. He's also the Master of the Kanima. Whoops.
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* BreakTheCutie: Matt suffered a horrible day once upon a time, and the rest is history.
* DeathByIrony: Gets drowned by Gerard.
* DiscOneFinalBoss: Unceremoniously offed by Gerard, which lets him assert himself as primary Season 2 BigBad ''and'' [[FromBadToWorse take Matt's place as master of the Kanima]].
* DoggedNiceGuy: For Allison, who only has eyes for Scott. It later turns out that he's not as nice as he seemed.
* EvilAllAlong: Hiding behind the eyes of a tech-savvy photographer jock is a vicious killer hungry for the blood of anyone he feels did him wrong.
* FromNobodyToNightmare
-->'''Derek''': This is the one controlling the Kanima? This kid?
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: Yeah, being drowned by a bunch of drunken teenagers is awful. Also awful? Murdering all of those teenagers in cold blood 5 years later.
* IfICantHaveYou: He says this almost word for word. He originally [[DefiedTrope defies it]], but he ultimately plays it straight.
* IncompatibleOrientation: Matt's heterosexuality and obvious crush on Allison get in the way of Danny trying to find someone nice after his breakup.
* TheManBehindTheMan: The Kanima seeks a master. He's it.
* MonsterSobStory: He drowned in a pool when he was younger, which kicked off a...
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: He even compares himself to Orestes, seeking vengeance against those who wronged him by standing by while he drowned.
* StalkerWithACrush: His camera is full of candids of Allison that she didn't know about. Lampshaded by Allison herself, who shoots down his [[StalkingIsLove 'I couldn't help myself, you're just so beautiful' Edward Cullen act]] and judo-flips him.
-->'''Matt''': Photographers call them candids.\\
'''Allison''': Well, police officers call it stalking.
* TheStoic: Whenever he wasn't overtly acting as the vengeful Master of the Kanima, his face didn't move much and practically everything he said was in a deadpan indifferent tone.
* TheUnfettered: He really has one single solitary goal: Allison Argent. [[spoiler: That, and getting revenge on the swim team for drowning him.]]
* WalkingSpoiler


!!Mason (portrayed by Khylin Rhambo)
->"'' I know something's going on. I know you don't want to talk about it. But, you're still my best friend. [...] So, when you're ready to talk, talk. Until then, I know I can kick your ass at at least one of these games.''"

A freshman at Beacon Hills Highschool, he's Liam's best friend, and as such, thrown into the supernatural world with no warning. He holds himself well, though.
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* DistractedByTheSexy: Shirtless Brett proves to be quite distracting to him.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Despite being gay, he's very supportive of Liam, his best friend.
* LockedOutOfTheLoop: He's been very patient with Liam so far, but after battling a berserker with Lydia and the Sheriff, he's likely to demand some answers.
* MuggleBestFriend: Just an ordinary, if bright and astonishingly mature highschool kid who is friends with a teenage werewolf.
* NiceGuy: He's supportive of Liam, even though he's aware his best friend is keeping secrets. He also compassionately listens to Lydia, when she tells him about [[spoiler:her family's recent money woes.]]
* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent: He actually uses the knowledge that comes with this status for some clever, detecting, figuring out that something's wrong with [[spoiler:Garrett and Violet, because they lied about their home addresses]].
* StraightGay: Without his appreciation for JerkJock Brett's impressive physique, there would be no overt hints at his orientation.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: He does seem to fill a certain Danny-formed role, what with being the gay best friend of color to a cocky lacrosse player. Less obviously, he is a GenerationXerox for Stiles, who is the MuggleBestFriend of the older teenagers.
* TookALevelInBadass: Memorably charges a Berserker with a baseball bat in the Season 4 finale.

!!Garrett (portrayed by Mason Dye)

Garrett is a freshman at Beacon Hills Highschool who befriends Liam and Mason, and becomes another member of the Lacrosse team. He's also one of the assassins trying to win the bounty put out by the benefactor on the supernatural creatures of Beacon Hills.
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* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler:Gets stabbed in the back by one of the Berserkers.]]
* BrainsAndBrawn: He's a bit more tactical, while Violet is more aggressive.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Takes on the identity of a student to murder supernatural creatures.
* BlondeGuysAreEvil: Garrett is really not as nice as he seems.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Could have run, but wanted to save Violet.
* IHaveYourWife: Kidnaps [[spoiler:Liam]] to pressure [[spoiler:Scott]] into helping him free Violet after she's arrested.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Since Garrett's a ProfessionalKiller, he's presumably not a teenager.
* SwordCane: Hides a retractable blade in his lacrosse stick.
* WalkingSpoiler

!!Violet (portrayed by Samantha Logan)

Another freshman student, she's Mason's girlfriend. Like him, she's also an assassin.
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* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler: Gets killed by Kate after failing to reveal the Benefactor's identity.]]
* AxCrazy: She really enjoys killing.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: A NiceGirl at first glance, she switches from partying to murder in the blink of an eye.
* DarkActionGirl: She handles most of the fighting, while Garrett provides the backup, and is strong enough to fight beta werewolves.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Violet gets caught - and by extension, killed - because she's too greedy and tries to kill [[spoiler:Scott]] instead of going after [[spoiler:Brett]] as planned.
* ImpossiblyCoolWeapon: Uses a thermo-cut wire she hides in her necklace.
* OlderThanTheyLook: She's just pretending to be a student to get closer to the supernatural teenagers.
* VillainsOutShopping: She seems to be genuinely into lacrosse, cheering the team on when they are playing.
* WalkingSpoiler



[[/folder]]




[[folder:School Staff]]


!!Bobby Finstock (portrayed by Orny Adams)
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->"''The bigger they are...the bigger they are!''"

The mentally unstable lacrosse coach and economics teacher at Beacon Hills High School.
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* TheAlcoholic: According to Natalie Martin, he's been sober for 15 years. He, however, claims he still drinks every night.
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: When Scott is tackling his teammates, despite being goalkeeper, to get into sniffing range, Finstock pulls Stiles over and demands to know what the hell is wrong with his friend. Stiles lists bad grades, social awkwardness, and a misaligned jaw. Finstock is so intrigued by Scott's jaw that he lets the issue drop.
* BullyHunter: He ''will not'' tolerate bullies. The orderlies of Eichen House found this out the hard way.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: He's ambiguously crazy, yet he's also a competent coach and economics teacher.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Talks to people that don't even exist and his motivational speeches go off on some strange tangents.
* EmbarrassingNickname: Inverted. He wants to be called "Cupcake".
* ImaginaryFriend: WordOfGod states that Orny Adams was not given specifics on who to look at when yelling at Greenberg, with Jeff Davis presenting the possibility that Greenberg doesn't actually exist.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: At the end of season two, he's visibly concerned by Stiles' kidnapping and upset by Jackson's death.
-->"I know I yell a lot. But itís not like I hate you guys. Well, I kind of hate Greenberg, but... Thatís different. Itís Greenberg."
* '''LargeHam''': It's best highlighted in the speeches he gives before games in the locker room.
* MessyHair: There is not a strand of Coach Finstock's hair that sticks in the same directions as any other; he's like an anime character, in keeping with his character as eccentric hard-ass who probably doesn't own a comb.
* RousingSpeech: Finstock gives one of these to his lacrosse team before the championship game. Turns out it's the exact [[ShoutOut same speech]] used by the American president in ''IndependenceDay''. This little fact [[LampshadeHanging doesn't escape the notice]] of Stiles and Ms. [=McCall=].
* SadistTeacher: And coach, though for comedic effect.
-->'''Finstock''': *laughing* I don't know why, [=McCall=], but your pain gives me a special kind of joy.


!!Adrian Harris (portrayed by Adam Fristoe)
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->"''Try putting the highlighter down between paragraphs. It's chemistry, not a coloring book.''"

The snide chemistry teacher at Beacon Hills High School with a particular hatred for Stiles.
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* TheAlcoholic: Formerly, and it was during a drunken night at the bar that he told Kate Argent what type of chemicals would most efficiently burn down a large, wooden structure. This, of course, lead to the arson-murder of the Hale family.
* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler: He gets murdered at the end of 3.04.]]
* {{Jerkass}}: On top of his usual behavior, Harris also knew about the true culprit behind the Hale family murders, but never came forward because he didn't want to be charged as an accomplice. [[spoiler:He was also working with the Darach, only to be betrayed and murdered.]]
* SadistTeacher: Consistently singles out and verbally abuses Stiles in class to levels that would (and should) get him ''fired''.
* TheScapegoat: Whenever something bad happens, he is usually the first person to be suspected by both the audience and the characters.
* StoicSpectacles: The glasses only add to the strangely intense chemistry teacher schtick. If this show wasn't live-action, you could expect ScaryShinyGlasses to be invoked for emphasis.

!! Jennifer Blake (portrayed by Haley Webb)
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->"''Obviously, you've never taught high school. In 20 minutes, I have to start two dozen teenagers on the Crucible, and I honestly have no idea what I'm gonna say.''"

The new English teacher appearing in season 3, she is soon embroiled in the Beacon Hillls supernatural community after nearly being killed by [[spoiler: Cora and Boyd]], and saved by Derek.
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* {{Adorkable}}: She's a bubbly, friendly and very enthusiastic teacher, and geeky about all things literature. Too bad she also [[spoiler:sacrifices people]] in her spare time.
* BigBad: One of Season 3's main antagonists, and arguably a bigger one than the Alphas given that they're opposed to her as well.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: And frigging how. She acts like a delightful and friendly individual, only to turn around and casually [[spoiler:attempt to kill Lydia]].
* CoolTeacher: Texts her students the closing line of ''Literature/HeartOfDarkness'', both to get them interested in the book and to inform that it is the last text they will receive in her class.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Mentions being in psychotherapy, and has been emotionally okay "for a long time".
* DeadpanSnarker: Upon having to treat Derekís injuries, she jokes that itís the weirdest first date sheís ever had.
* DistressedDamsel: Sheís been in bad situations twice since Season 3 began, requiring aid from Derek and Isaac, respectively.
* GameFace: Has one in the form of the [[spoiler:Darach]].
* GenreSavvy: Fully expects Derek to kill her, or at least tell her that nobody will believe her if she tells them what she saw. [[WrongGenreSavvy He doesn't]], and actually does his best to make her feel okay.
* {{Humanshifting}}: She can shift from a beautiful woman to a [[spoiler:repulsive humanoid figure]].
* MoralityPet: To Derek.
* NiceGirl: Jennifer is a very sweet individual in a CrapsackWorld. Or so she seems.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: As opposed to Finnstock or Harris, sheís a soft-spoken, caring, and friendly teacher... at first, anyways.
* SecretKeeper: For all of the heroes and their supernatural activities. It turns out that she's far more aware than she lets on.
* ShipTease: With Derek.
* SuperStrength: She can crush a [[spoiler:Sheriff's badge]] with her bare hands and send Scott sprawling across a room with one palm to his chest.
* TakeThatKiss: Plants one on [[spoiler:Sheriff Stilinski]] in front of Stiles, Lydia, and Scott before running off with him.
* {{Yandere}}: She develops a huge torch on resident hottie Alpha werewolf Derek Hale. [[spoiler: She advises him to pretend to be dead for a while and not call his pack. Meanwhile, she uses her psychic powers and some good old fashioned poison to get them to commit suicide and leave Derek all alone.]]

[[/folder]]


[[folder: Family Members]]

!The [=McCalls=]

!!Melissa [=McCall=] (portrayed by Melissa Ponzio)
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->"''Thereís a team of lawyers in the back who would break my legs. And I donít know if youíve seen my legs. But for a girl my age, theyíre still pretty hot.''"

Scott's snarky but well-meaning single mother, who, [[spoiler:until recently,]] has no idea of her son's double life. She's a registered nurse in the local hospital, where she often comes into contact with the victims of the latest supernatural crime.
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* ActionMom: While she largely stays out of the fray, she's certainly not phased by the Alphas, as evidenced by her taking defibrillators to the Merged!Twins when they attacked her son. Generally, if Scott's in trouble, ''stay out of her way.''
* DeadpanSnarker: Sheís probably the snarkiest person on the show. One shining example is when Scott and Isaac fall asleep watching over her, she smiles and flatly responds to it:
-->'''Melissa:''' ...my heroes.
* GoodParents: Not just to Scott, but to Stiles and Isaac too.
* HandsOffParenting
-->'''Melissa:''' Don't either of you care that there's a ''police-enforced curfew''?\\
'''Scott and Stiles:''' ...no.\\
'''Melissa:''' [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere *Walks Away*]]. All right, that's enough parenting for tonight.
* HelloNurse[=/=]HospitalHottie: She's an R.N. at Beacon Hills Memorial Hospital.
* MamaBear:
** She does ''not'' react kindly to Mr. Argent's implication that her son is dragging down his daughter.
** Itís also a very poor idea to screw with Stiles or Isaac around her.
* ParentalSubstitute: Ms. [=McCall=] often acts like a mother to Stiles and isn't at all surprised that he has a key to her house. Taken UpToEleven in season 3B when a sedated Stiles in the hospital says to her, "Thanks, Mom." And when Stiles has to go in for his [=MRI=] in "Riddled", his support is Scott, his father, and Melissa. She was growing into one for Isaac as well.
* TeamMom: She's increasing into this role as of Season 3, helping Stiles in his research and also giving Isaac a place to stay.
* VillainOverForDinner: She gets asked out on a date by Peter, the Alpha, much to Scott's horror.
* WeirdnessCensor: Averted; she eventually finds out about the supernatural goings-on in Beacon Hills and is more than willing to help her son and his friends out with whatever they need to combat the threats that come along with said goings-on.

!!Rafael [=McCall=] (portrayed by Matthew del Negro)
Melissa's ex-husband and Scott's father, who walked out on them when Scott was very young. Currently an FBI agent.
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* TheAlcoholic: Apparently had a bad drinking problem while he was married to Melissa.
* TheAtoner: Genuinely wants to make good on his former mistakes, and tries to be around for Scott and Melissa.
* BigDamnHeroes: Rescues Stiles from a serial killer about to shoot him at the last second.
* DisappearedDad: Walked out on his wife and son. He returns in Season 3.
* InSeriesNickname: His wife calls him "Rafe."
* LockedOutOfTheLoop: Invoked in Season 3; played with in Season 4, when he notices that his son and his friends are far too calm for the horrible things that keep happening to them, and mentions to Scott that he wants a talk upon returning from his [[WrittenInAbsence trip to San Francisco]].
* WeirdnessCensor: He gets attacked by Oni twice and still seems to think there is a normal explanation to it all. He catches on eventually.
* WrittenInAbsence: [[RealLifeWritesThePlot As his actor was filming something else]], Agent [=McCall=] had to return to the FBI offices in San Francisco to explain why he used his gun with deadly force, and didn't come back for the rest of the season.


!The Stilinskis

!!Sheriff Stilinski (portrayed by Linden Ashby)
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->"''I'm carrying a lethal weapon. If I want the curly fries, I will have the curly fries.''"

Stiles's father, a widower and the Sheriff of Beacon Hills. Well-meaning and overworked, he has no clue of the actual, darker levels going on within his town, despite his son fighting against them on a nightly basis.
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* {{Adorkable}}: His reaction to Stiles actually getting to play lacrosse is ''adorable''. It obviously runs in the family.
-->'''Sheriff Stilinski:''' [[OhCrap Oh no]]. Why is my son running out to the field?\\
'''Melissa:''' Because he's on the team?\\
'''Sheriff Stilinski:''' He's on the ''team''. He's...he's on the ''field''. ''MY SON IS ON THE FIELD!!!''\\
'''Stiles:''' [[AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents Oh, dear God]].
* AFatherToHisMen: Really doesn't like it when you try to kill his deputies.
* {{Badass}}: Heís a hell of a shot with a pistol.
* BigDamnHeroes:
** In Season 3, he saves Dr. Deaton from hanging when Scott is unable to due to a Mountain Ash barrier.
** In the Season 4 finale, he saves Lydia and Mason [[spoiler:by blowing up the Berserker who threatened them.]]
* DaChief: Highest ranked officer of the law in Beacon Hills.
* DeadpanSnarker: He can hold his own against his son most of the time.
* GoodParents: He's a very good father and does the best that he can for his son.
* LockedOutOfTheLoop: While Scott wants to tell him about the supernatural world, Stiles is very adamant about keeping it secret, fearing that his father might get hurt if he knows too much. Naturally, this doesn't work out for long, and the Sheriff gets introduced to Beacon Hills weirder side at the end of Season 3A.
* {{Mentor}}: He comes to rely on Parrish a lot and seems to be training him as a possible successor.
* OnlySaneMan: It's pretty obvious that he feels like this around Scott and Stiles a lot of the time.
* PapaWolf:
** He reacts ''very'' badly when someone kidnaps and beats up his son. He probably would've gone after the Argents himself if Stiles had told him the truth.
** Itís likely that harming Scott would set off a BerserkButton, too.
* ParentalSubstitute: To Scott and later to Malia.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: He ''is'' the sheriff.
* TeamDad: Once he figures out about the weird things in Beacon Hills, he joins with Chris in this regard.
* TenMinuteRetirement: Fired when his son's unexplained night-time activities pile up a bit too high. Re-hired after [[spoiler: Matt's murder.]]
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Curly fries.

!!Claudia Stilinski

The Sheriff's wife and mother to Stiles, she died of a mysterious, debilitating sickness when Stiles was nine. Nonetheless, she remains a constant presence in their lives.
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* DeathByOriginStory: Neither Stiles nor his father would be the men they are if Claudia were still alive. Their relationship is notably affected by her demise, leading to both being very protective of the other, deeply afraid of experiencing another such devastating loss.
* TheLostLenore: The Sheriff still wears his wedding ring, and despite evident chemistry with Melissa, doesn't seem willing to move on from his wife's death to seek out new romance.

!The Yukimuras

!!Noshiko Yukimura (portrayed by Tamlyn Tomita, Arden Cho [in flashbacks])
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-> ''ĒI buried the jar deep within the roots of the Nemeton. It was their sacrifice that brought its power back.Ē''

Noshiko Yukimura is the centuries old kitsune of legend, and the mother of Kira. Consumed by rage over the loss of her American boyfriend Rhys while detained at a Japanese internment camp during the Second World War, she channeled the powers of the dark kitsune, intending to use its powers to get vengeance. Instead, the dark spirit took over Rhys, giving rise to the Nogitsune.

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* ActionMom: She's seen her fair share of action, and doesn't hesitate to step right back into it when she feels the situation calls for it.
* BroughtDownToNormal: After using up all her tails during the events of season 3. [[spoiler: When she reappears post season-3, it's confirmed she's lost her healing abilities and strength.]]
* HappilyMarried: To Kira's father, Ken.
* InterspeciesRomance: With Rhys, then with Ken, both humans.
* LastOfHerKind: Mentioned to be the last surviving member of her family.
* KatanasAreJustBetter: Used on while fighting the Nogitsune. It is unknown if her katana is magical or if she supplies its magic.
* {{Kitsune}}: She is one, although it is unknown what kind.
* [[Really700YearsOld Really 900 Years Old]]: Comes with being a fox spirit. She currently looks like a fairly normal, if very attractive 40+ mother.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Her initial plan back in World War II was to summon the Nogitsune and wreak havoc on those involved in Rhys's death. It...didn't quite go the way she planned.
* StickyFingers: Possibly a part of her trickster nature manifesting itself, while imprisoned at Oak Creek she frequently stole food and supplies for her fellow prisoners. She got away with it in part due to her boyfriend looking the other way.
* WreckedWeapon: Her katana is shattered after she beats the Nogitsune the first time. Decades later, the main characters put it back together.

!!Ken Yukimura (portrayed by Tom T. Choi)

Kira's father and Beacon Hills High's replacement history teacher (after the Darach's murder of the previous one).

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* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: Seems to have no problem discussing his daughter's personal life in class...while she's sitting in one of the rows. Likewise, he loudly discusses her crush on Scott with her...in front of Scott.
* HappilyMarried: He clearly loves his wife and is very supportive of her.
* InterspeciesRomance: With Noshiko, a kitsune.
* MayflyDecemberRomance: With Noshiko, who's around nine hundred years old.
--> '''Noshiko''' ''[on her age]'': Actually, closer to nine hundred.\\
'''Kira''' ''[shocked]'': Dad, how old are ''you''?\\
'''Ken''': Forty-three.

!The Martins
!!Natalie Martin (portrayed by Susan Walters)
-> "''Of course we're going to do your hair.''"

Lydia's wealthy and supportive, if slightly distant, mother, who has custody of her after the divorce.

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* GoodParents: She genuinely seems to want the best for Lydia.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: She makes a point to appear like a shallow, ditzy socialite, but proves to be genuinely intelligent and competent in a crisis, showing NervesOfSteel when a dangerous virus breaks out in school. Her care for Lydia, and most surprisingly, Coach Finstock, further hint that her superficial exterior is largely a facade.

!!Lorraine Martin

Lydia's paternal grandmother, who was a banshee like her.

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* BiTheWay: Although she obviously had to have some sort of relationship that lead to the conception of Lydia's father, the love of her life was a woman - Maddy, a yacht racer.
* ForeseeingMyDeath: She predicted her own demise, together with that of many other supernatural beings. Most of the others [[spoiler:are saved.]] She's not.
* PosthumousCharacter: Died before the start of the series, but proves of great importance to both her granddaughter and the supernatural community of Beacon Hills.
* PsychicPowers: It's unknown how, but she seems to have predicted the events of season 4 and coded a list of people the Benefactor would target.
* SelfFulfillingProphecy: The aforementioned list ''then'' fell into the Benefactor's hands, which made it far easier for them to place a bounty on the heads of Beacon Hills's supernaturals.

!The Dunbars

!!Dr. Geyer (portrayed by Todd Williams)

Dr. Geyer is Liam's stepfather and an administrator at the Beacon Hills Memorial.

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* GoodParents: He appears supportive of his stepson, and seems dedicated to help him overcome his rage problems.
* LockedOutOfTheLoop: Liam insists that his parents can't know about him being a werewolf; because of his anger management issues, he's afraid they'll see him as a monster.
* RememberTheNewGuy: He and Melissa know each other well, and seem to have been colleagues for a while.

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Allies]]

!!Chris Argent (portrayed by JR Bourne & Max Lloyd Jones)
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->"''Our sons are trained to be soldiers... our daughters to be leaders.''"

Formerly the chief enforcer of the Argent family, Chris Argent became a protector of innocent humans and supernaturals, after his daughter Allison, then the de facto leader of the Argent family, decided to change the Argent motto, turning them from hunters into guardians. Even after her death, he remains a steady ally to Scott and his friends.
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* AntiVillain: Especially in Season 2, where he functions as the TokenGoodTeamMate of the Argent family.
* AntiHero: he turns into this in Season 3, after his father's mindgames leave him desillusioned in the hunters' cause.
* ArmsDealer: He sells firearms and munitions to law enforcement agencies to conveniently explain why he has so many of them.
* BadassNormal: He has to rely on knowledge, skills and weaponry against often supernatural foes, but when it comes time to kick ass, he really kicks ass.
* BeingEvilSucks: Granted, he does not see himself as evil but the whole [[TheHunter hunter]] thing virtually destroys his family.
* CodeOfHonor: Pretty much the only Argent who actually follows it.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: In Seasons 1 and 2, toward his father and sister's KillEmAll attitude regarding wolves. It eventually reaches it's peak when he and Scott team up to stop Gerard.
* GoodParents: He only wants the best for his daughter, even if that means protecting her from her own grandfather, or from dating werewolves.
* TheHunter: One member of a long line of people who have sworn to protect humans from werewolves, going back to the Beast of Gevaudan.
* KnightTemplar: In Seasons 1 and 2, Chris genuinely sees his profession as essential to the protection of human beings. He changes his mind after witnessing the destruction his father and sister cause, ultimately culminating in the deaths of his wife and daughter.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Starts feeling this in Season 2, after he helps his wife kill herself and his daughter begins to show signs of becoming a psychopath like his father and sister.
* NeverHurtAnInnocent: Essentially what his CodeOfHonor is, and yes, for him this also includes Werewolf. As long as the Werewolf hasnít hurt anyone he will not hunt them down.
* NotSoStoic: Sheds tears at his wife's and daughter's deaths.
* OverprotectiveDad: Understandably so, considering his daughter is dating a werewolf. Though pulling the kid bodily out of a car and sticking a gun in his face might have been a bit over the line.
* PapaWolf: Seriously, stay away from his daughter. Especially romantically; he ''will'' shoot you.
* RetiredBadass: He gives up on the hunting business between seasons 2 and 3, due to the strain on his family.
* TheStoic: Being a Hunter pretty much requires you to be stoic and pragmatic. Even when off the job in Season 3 he still manages to take most of the drastic twists in stride. In "The Divine Move" he says he's always had an ability to suppress his emotions.
* TeamDad: Alongside Sheriff Stilinski, they're both sensible authority figures who look after the teenage protagonists (and sometimes fight alongside them).
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: In Seasons 1 and 2, with Scott. In Season 4, [[spoiler:his deal with the Calaveras]] has hints of this.
* TraumaCongaLine: Loses his sister Kate in season 1, has to watch his wife commit suicide and realizes his father is a genocidal monster in Season 2, loses his daughter in Season 3, and finds out his sister isn't dead but has turned into a murderous were jaguar in Season 4. No wonder he's [[DespairEventHorizon giving up on life]].
* UnwittingPawn: In Season 2, Gerard plays him like a fiddle despite Chris's misgivings about his father's apparent genocidal attitude towards werewolves. But the kicker is that it is only after Chris helps his wife commit suicide because she has been bitten by a werewolf and will soon become one, something Gerard insisted that he do, that Chris learns that Gerard has been planning to become a werewolf himself in order to survive terminal cancer.


!!Dr. Alan Deaton (portrayed by Seth Gilliam)
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->"''It doesnít necessarily mean itís falling apart. Itís just...changing shape.''"

Scott's boss at the veterinary clinic, who reveals that he knows all about werewolves once Scott is bitten.
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* BadassBookworm: Knows far more about the supernatural that at first glance might reveal. He also has some epic NervesOfSteel.
* BlatantLies: Anytime he says something to the effect of "I'm just a vet," which usually happens after he performed a remarkable magic ritual or knocked out a dangerous supernatural, and is asked if he's a witch or a cop.
* CommutingOnABus: He isn't seen much in Season 4, due to the actor playing [[Series/TheWalkingDead Father Gabriel Stokes]].
* DarkAndTroubledPast: He was Talia Hale's human confidante, but retired presumably after a fire killed her and most of her family.
* {{Druid}}: Was formerly the emissary to the Hale pack. Now, despite being retired, he is the main source of wisdom whenever the pack needs info on a new supernatural problem. He's particularly good at poisons and potions, as well as healing (as he's a vet).
* TheLostLenore: Though initially reluctant because of [[NoSocialSkills Derek's behaviour]], he supports Derek due to a promise he made to Talia. He later admits his feelings were more than friendship:
-->'''Deaton:''' I need to know what she did to Derek Hale. And if he's dying.\\
'''Vallack:''' Why?\\
'''Deaton:''' Because of a promise I made to the woman I loved.
* NervesOfSteel: He ''never'' loses his cool, even when ''an alpha'' is trying to get into the back of the veterinary clinic.
-->'''Deaton:''' Let me make myself clear. [[PunctuatedForEmphasis We. Are. Closed.]]
* TheObiwan: To Scott.
* ParentalSubstitute: To Scott, again.
* RetiredBadass: He was previously a druid emissary, but after the Hale fire he became a vet. He retains a lot of the skills and information, though, and after the end of season 2 takes a much more active approach to helping Scott and his pack.


!! Marin Morrell (portrayed by Bianca Lawson)
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->"''If you're going through hell, then just keep going.''"

Marin Morrell is a woman of many traits. Aside from being a French teacher and Guidance Counsellor at Beacon Hills High, she is also a resident psychologist at the Eichen House sanatorium, and, as a druid, moonlights as the emissary of the Alpha pack when they are in town. Being an all-around badass runs in her family, as she's Alan Deaton's younger sister.
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* ActionGirl: She can fight Allison on equal footing.
* AllTherapistsAreMuggles: Inverted in Lydia's case as she receives counselling from her having no idea her problems are supernatural in origin, and subverted when Stiles tries to edit out the werewolf element of his problems because he doesn't know she's already aware of the supernatural world.
* BadassBookworm: She can go toe-to-toe with hunters, and she has over 300 hours of field work and a masters degree in behavioral psychology.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Appears once in Season 3B, and not at all in Season 4.
* FaceHeelTurn: Inverted. She becomes the evil Alpha pack's human liaison in Season 3a, although it's all in the name of balance - this way, she can make sure they get fair representation and cannot do too much damage.
* GoodIsNotNice: There's little doubt she's on the lighter side of things, but rest assured, if you're possessed by an evil spirit and it takes you over, she will kill you.

!!Braeden (portrayed by Meagan Tandy)
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->''"When you're a human facing off against the supernatural, you need to bend the rules a little bit. I'm gonna teach you how to bend."''

Braeden is a young mercenary who frequently gets caught up in werewolf-related action.

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* ActionGirl: Takes out humans easily and doesn't hesitate to engage in combat even with hunters and dangerous supernaturals.
* AscendedExtra: Originally a mysterious fighter hired by Morrell to save Isaac from the Alpha pack, she seemingly dies at their hands after one episode. When she returns in 3B, she still bears a huge scar from the incident.
* BackToBackBadasses: With Derek against the rogue hunters in 'Monstrous.'
* BadassNormal: As a human, she has to rely on weapons and fighting skills, but isn't shy to take on werewolves and even [[spoiler:berserkers.]]
* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Deucalion may have almost killed her for getting involved in his affairs, but he did make sure not to mar her face.
* BikerBabe: She owns a black motorbike and commonly wears leather.
* BodyguardCrush: Develops one on Derek, which he reciprocates.
* BrutalHonesty: When Scott asks Braeden if she'd be willing to kill [[spoiler:Kate]] for the right price, she replies that she'd kill him for the right price.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: She used to be a [[spoiler:U.S.Marshal]] until the obsession with catching [[spoiler:the Desert Wolf]] forced her to give up her job.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Clashing with the Alpha pack left her with a nasty throat scar. It does make her look pretty badass.
* MsFanservice: Shows up in her underwear in episodes of season 4, and she looks ''good''.
* NotQuiteDead: Was presumed dead for the first half of season 3, courtesy of maiming by Deucalion, until she showed up in "More Bad Than Good" to save Derek and Peter from the Calaveras Family.
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: She claims that it is her reason for taking on cases, but she's been helping people often enough to hint that this is not quite true.
* PrivateMilitaryContractors: She's a mercenary, and pops up in the story because of people paying her.
* ScarsAreForever: She has a nasty throat scar from surviving an Alpha's attack in Season 3A.



!!Deputy Jordan Parrish (portrayed by Ryan Kelley)
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-> ''ĒI'd like to say I don't believe in anything, but I keep an open mind.Ē''

One of Sheriff Stilinski's newest and youngest deputies: he came to Beacon Hills as if by intuition, quickly becoming the Sheriff's right-hand man. Parrish, despite being unaware of the supernatural goings-on of Beacon Hills [[spoiler:at least until the end of Season 4]], is helpful to the group through the skills he picked up in the military.

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* {{Adorkable}}: He tries to appear as a consummate professional at all times, but sometimes, his quirky personality gets the better of him.
-->'''Parrish''':''[reading the deadpool list - he's on it]'' Well, that's kind of terrifying...What's the number?\\
'''Lydia''': That's how much you're worth.\\
'''Parrish''':''[indignant]'' I'm worth ''five dollars''?\\
'''Stiles''': 5 Million!\\
'''Parrish''': I only make 40,000 a year! ''[thoughtful]'' Maybe I should kill myself.
* AscendedExtra: Deputy Parrish is introduced in season 3B as a MauveShirt, but becomes more important in season 4.
* BackToBackBadasses: With the Sheriff against the Oni.
* BadassNormal: He's able to hold his own against the Oni admirably. [[spoiler:Subverted in Season 4, since he's actually supernatural. He still FightsLikeANormal, though.]]
* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Used as a plot point. His hair and nails are fine after [[spoiler: his assassin burned him alive, when even beings with a HealingFactor would have lost them.]]
* BigDamnHeroes: In "Perishable," in which he rescues Stiles and Lydia from a near-death experience.
* DeadpanSnarker: He's almost as good as his boss in this regard.
* DemolitionsExpert: His specialty from when he was in the military. It comes in ''very'' handy when dealing with one of the Nogitsune's nasty games.
* DieOrFly: [[spoiler:Whatever his powers are, they manifested and saved his life after being ''burnt'' alive.]]
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Amiably chats with Jared about good looks and healthy food, while examining what is presumably a bomb sitting in Jared's lap.
* FairCop: Considering he's portrayed by Ryan Kelley, who's [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Duu0zsRxnqY/TeyQkNp1T5I/AAAAAAAAEgE/isjxPhpHTtw/s1600/Ryan+Kelley.jpg a model]], this trope applies.
* FriendOnTheForce: To Lydia and Stiles in Season 4; he seems to be their go-to guy whenever talking to the Sheriff might entail too much of a mess.
* FullFrontalAssault: In "Perishable" to [[spoiler: his assassin, as his clothes had burned off.]]
* [[IAmWho I Am What]]: [[spoiler: Didn't know he was supernatural - until someone set him on fire and he survived completely unscathed.]]
* TheLancer: To Sheriff Stilinski, who tends to be a bit more prone to emotional outbursts.
* NiceGuy: Very much; his friendly nature is why he's great in a crisis (such as bomb removal).
* PrettyBoy: Ryan Kelley is impressively attractive; this gets a [[LampshadeHanging mention]] in dialogue:
-->'''Jared:'''You're a cop? But you're so-\\
'''Parrish:'''Handsome? Thank you. For a second there I thought you were gonna say I look really young.
* SupernaturalGoldEyes: Those appear in a pivotal scene with Chris Argent, [[spoiler:possibly indicating that Parrish needs adrenaline to activate his powers.]]

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[[folder: Werewolves]]

!The Hale Family

The Hales were a family of werewolves who saw themselves as the unofficial "protectors" of Beacon Hills. After most of them died in a fire six years prior to the series, their remaining members are siblings Derek, Laura, and Cora Hale, and their uncle Peter. [[spoiler:In Season 3, Malia Tate is revealed to be the [[LongLostRelative biological daughter of Peter that no one knew about]].]]


!!Laura Hale (portrayed by Haley Roe Murphy)

Laura is Derek's older sister, and initially the only member of his family known to not be in the Hale Fire. Her death and dismemberment kick off the events of the series.
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* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: Cut in half by her murderer.
* PlotTriggeringDeath: Laura's death and bisection provide the incentive Scott and Stiles need to get into the forest where Scott is bitten, kicking off his entire arc.


!!Peter Hale (portrayed by Ian Bohen & Michael Fjordbak)
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->"''I was gonna wait for dramatic flare, but when you look this good, why wait?''"

Derek's uncle, the man responsible for biting Scott to begin with, and the original Alpha and BigBad of season one. Peter is the one responsible for killing Derek's sister, Laura, in order to become the new Alpha wolf of the Hale family. Originally faking disability, he later torments Scott, Derek, the Argents, and everyone else involved, until he is finally killed by Derek.
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* AffablyEvil: In contrast to his rude, good nephew, Peter is charming and quite pleasant. He gives Allison fashion advice apparently as much because he felt like it as to harass Scott and is rather gracious about Stiles turning down the bite rather than forcing the issue.
* AndIMustScream: He was aware, if not sane, for the six years it took him to heal from the fire. He also had some degree of awareness while [[spoiler: he was "dead"]].
* AntiVillain: Ultimately subverted, though he does seem to have hints of sympathy for Derek, Cora, Stiles, and Lydia.
* AxCrazy: He's murderously unstable mostly during his time as the Beacon Hills Alpha, but even later [[spoiler:his ranting about being the Alpha]], [[spoiler:the way he viciously murders the Mute]], and [[spoiler:his eventually revealed plans to murder Scott]] don't exactly make him seem mentally healthy.
* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler: Manipulates Lydia from beyond the grave into orchestrating a ritual that returns life to his dead body.]]
* BigBad: Peter was the Alpha werewolf who was causing trouble and killing everyone in his path. He also killed Derek's sister, Laura, bit Scott and turned him into a werewolf, brainwashed and controlled Scott in the earlier days of his transformation, and wanted Scott to kill all of his friends through his control.
* BigBrotherInstinct: As a young adult he was ''very'' protective of Derek. Potentially subverted, since it appears he's usually the one who got Derek purposefully into trouble in the first place.
* BodyBackupDrive: [[spoiler:Implanted an imprint of himself in Lydia, just in case he died and needed someone to resurrect him.]]
* CoolUncle: There are some very subtle hints that he used to be this before the death of his family and him becoming the EvilUncle seen proper in the series.
* DeadpanSnarker: Peter has perfected the sarcastic remark to an art form, and uses it at every possible moment to mock those around him.
--> '''Peter:'''It's quite a situation you've got yourself in here, Derek. I mean, I'm out of commission for a few weeks and suddenly there's lizard people, geriatric psychopaths, and you're cooking up werewolves out of every self-esteem deprived adolescent in town.
* EnemyMine: He proves very helpful and willing to play for Team Good after [[spoiler: coming back to life]], handling [[spoiler: Gerard and the threat of the Kanima]] with minimal loss of life.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: ''Inverted''. He knows about a hero's tendencies, he knows about the bonds of true friends, he knows the strength of sheer love. And he uses all that to control the situation and the people in it.
* EvilFormerFriend: Was Derek's best friend when the latter was in high school before, you know, killing Derek's sister and becoming one of the first season's antagonists.
* EvilMentor: When they were younger, he had a habit of talking Derek into things that really backfired badly. [[spoiler:such as convincing him that his human girlfriend would leave him if he didn't convince someone to turn her into a werewolf.]]
* EvilUncle: Peter is uncle to Derek, Laura, and Cora. This doesn't stop him from killing Laura in order to become an Alpha.
* ExpositionBeam: By digging his claws into the back of someone's neck, he can grant them his memories. He shows Scott the painful memories of the fire and his long, excruciating recovery.
* {{Gaslighting}}: Purposefully weakens Lydia psychologically so that [[spoiler: she can bring him back from the dead]].
* HandsomeLech: He states in front of everybody that he thinks Scott's mom is gorgeous. Cue Scott looking disgusted and everybody else telling Peter to shut up.
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: Goes from BigBad to brainwashing Lydia into resurrecting him to actually being rather helpful to Derek and the others. [[spoiler:Inverted, since he actually stays evil and is just biding his time to strike.]]
* HiddenVillain: In a unique way. [[spoiler:He's technically TheManBehindTheMan to Meredith's Benefactor, since he convinced her the supernatural population of Beacon Hills needed a cull. However, he did this through accidentally projecting his insane inner rantings into her poor, instable psychic's mind, while both of them were recuperating in a hospital, and he was lying in a coma.]]
* LargeHam: Both actor and character love chewing the scenery on occasion, especially when it comes to clarifying Peter's status:
--> I AM the Alpha! I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN THE ALPHA!!!
* LightningBruiser: He doesn't fight often, but when he fights he proves to be quite an impressive fighter.
* ManipulativeBastard: Peter is the epitome of scheming, cunning, manipulative and sadistic. He will use people and brainwash people in order to get others to do what he wants. For most of the first season, Peter had brainwashed Scott and controlled him in order to get Scott to kill all of his friends. Not to mention that he has threatened Stiles, Lydia, Derek and Scott's mother Melissa in order to scare Scott into joining him and Derek so that they could be a pack. For Peter, being in a pack is all about power, dominance and control.
* NotSoDifferent: His standard defense when someone brings up his many crimes is pointing out that others have also done extremely bad things for often worse reasons:
-->'''Peter:'''''[to Derek]'': "You're the one that ripped ''my'' throat open".
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: He's more than little unhinged by the slaughter of his family.
* ThrowingOffTheDisability: After the fire, he was left burned and comatose for six years while his cells ''slowly'' healed him. Pretends to be an unresponsive patient for a while as a coverup to his more sinister actions.
* TokenEvilTeamMate: He may be on Team Good after [[spoiler:his resurrection]], but no one trusts him and no one doubts for a second that the man who killed his own niece for power is hiding under Helpful Uncle Peter. [[spoiler:Turns out they are right at the end of Season 4.]]


!!Cora Hale (portrayed by Adelaide Kane)
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->''"You're just a bunch of stupid teenagers running around, thinking you can stop people from getting killed. But, all you do is show up late. All you really do is find the bodies."''

A young female werewolf first introduced in season 3 as one of the wolves kidnapped by the Alpha Pack along with Erica and Boyd. She's also Derek's younger sister, who had been presumed to have died in the fire.
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* ActionGirl: Her limited screentime still makes it clear that she is a very capable fighter.
* {{Badass}}: She can hold her own against Alphas, so she qualifies for this.
* DeadpanSnarker: Seems to be a trademark of her family.
* {{Determinator}}: Even after the alpha pack kidnapped her and locked her in a bank vault for months, she still kept trying to make herself strong enough to fight them, to the point of doing intense physical training before she'd recovered from the ordeal and attacking Ennis when he, Kali, and Deucalion broke into Derek's loft.
* DistaffCounterpart: She is pretty much a younger, less broody Derek in a girl's body.
* {{Expy}}: To Erica in some ways: she inherited parts of her storyline, after Gage Golighty left the show between seasons.
* FlatCharacter: Between finishing out another character's plot and Adelaide Kane leaving the show to become MaryQueenOfScots on Series/{{Reign}}, she sadly doesn't receive much character development.
* MoralityPet: One of Derekís.
* MysteriousPast: There hasn't yet been any explanation of how she survived the fire, how she wound up in South America, what she was doing in the years since, or how she didn't know that Derek, Laura, and Peter were still alive.
* PutOnABus: She returns to South America after the events of Season 3A.
* SnarkToSnarkCombat: She has to tendency to do this with Stiles, much like her brother.

!!Talia Hale (portrayed by Alicia Coppola)

Talia is the mother of Derek, Cora, and Laura, and the older sister of Peter. The well-respected Alpha of the Hale pack, she was killed in the Hale Fire, though her claws remain an important MacGuffin.

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* {{Animorphism}}: Notable for being one of very few wolves to avert WolfMan and shift into an ''actual'' wolf, an ability which made her a powerful leader in the werewolf community.
* BigGood: Before her death, all of the nearby werewolf packs respected her wisdom and followed her lead.
* DeathByOriginStory: Talia's death in the Hale Fire, for which Derek is indirectly responsible, set him on the path that he still follows.
* PosthumousCharacter: Talia only appears in flashbacks or in visions induced with her claws.

!The Alpha Pack

The pack of Alphas who appeared at the end of Season 2 and became major antagonists in Season 3A.

!!Deucalion (portrayed by Creator/GideonEmery)
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-->"''I am the Alpha of Alphas. I am the apex of apex predators. I am Death, Destroyer of Worlds! [[ChewingTheScenery I AM THE DEMON WOLF!!!]]''"

The mysterious blind leader of the Alpha pack.
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* BigBad: He's the one in charge of the pack.
* ChewingTheScenery: To the point where he cracks the lenses of his sunglasses with his eyes during a speech.
* EyeScream: Had his eyes gouged out by Gerard, who jammed two flashbang arrows into them.
* FaceHeelTurn: In "Visionary", Deucalion appeared to be a level-headed, decent guy before Gerard Argent jammed a couple of flashbang arrows into his eyes, blinding him. Now that his sight has been restored by Jennifer/the Darach--and his life was spared by Scott and Derek--it's unclear whether he'll have a HeelFaceTurn.
* HandicappedBadass: Heís functionally blind, and is still able to beat down Scott and Derek.
* LargeHam: Watch him tell the world what an evil demon wolf he is, and still try to take him seriously afterwards.
* ManipulativeBastard: He killed Ennis to gain more power after the latter was expected to survive his fight with Derek, and didnít tell Kali, Aiden, or Ethan about this. Naturally, the trio is now out for Derekís blood.
* OffingTheOffspring: In a sense, given that he began advocating the murder of betas after killing one of his own when said beta tried to [[TheStarscream take the newly blind Deucalion out thinking heíd have an advantage]], thus increasing his power.
* SinisterShades: Justified: he's blind - to a point.
* SoftSpokenSadist: Deucalion, head of the Alpha pack, speaks with a calm and soft cadence most of the time. The above quote is the exception.
* StartOfDarkness: Deucalion used to want peace and an end to senseless killing before Gerard murdered several members of his pack unprovoked and blinded him. He was pushed further along, when one of his remaining betas tried to kill him, thinking he was helpless.
* SwordCane: His white cane has a dagger hidden within it for when he needs to discipline his fellow Alphas.
* TeamKiller: Apparently, the only way to join the Alpha pack is to slaughter all of your own betas and gain their power.


!!Kali (portrayed by Felisha Terrell)
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-->"''This'' '''is''' ''me being gentle.''"

Graceful and deadly, Kali stands as Deucalion's right hand within the Alpha Pack.
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* CharacterDeath: Gets killed by the Darach for mutilating and leaving her for dead when she was still Kali's emissary.
* DarkActionGirl: Action enough to take down Derek and impale him with one of his own pipes, Dark enough to ''really'' enjoy it.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: Has never been seen wearing footwear that would restrict her gnarly knife toes, even when disguised as a nurse.
* TheDragon: Kali is the only member of the Alpha pack shown to move even marginally contrary to Deucalion (i.e. telling him to hurry up with the speech) without being disciplined, implying a degree of authority typical of a second-in-command.
* FauxAffablyEvil: While pretending to be a nurse and sedating Isaac, Kali reveals that she's an Alpha during the equally unnecessary "count with me" sequence just as he passes out apparently purely to antagonize and agitate him.
* FemmeFatalons: Inverted. While Kali does have the standard issue werewolf fingernails, she makes combative use primarily of the nails on her feet.
* KickChick: Kali prioritizes attacks with her feet to make use of her razor sharp toenails.
* TermsOfEndangerment: Refers to Cora as "little sister" in a deeply unsettling manner.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: She's the only female alpha of the pack.

!!Ennis (portrayed by Brian Patrick Wade)
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-->"''I'm an '''Alpha'''.''"

Ennis is the first of the Alpha Pack Scott runs into and sets the tone for the Alpha Pack's behaviour pretty succinctly: brutal and good at it.
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* TheBrute: Purely muscle, primarily tasked with hitting things and not possessing Kali's level of clout with Deucalion.
* CharacterDeath: Deucalion takes him out to gain more power for himself.
* FlatCharacter: His main characteristics are brutality and a short temper.
* ItsPersonal: He tried to turn Derek's first love Paige in the most traumatic way possible. To make things worse, she didnít take the bite and died, prompting Derekís change from an goofy teenager into a brooding adult. Derek takes a particular dislike against him as a result.
* {{Jerkass}}: Heís been nothing but a pompous ass ever since his introduction.
* SmugSuper: Lords his status over Scott before getting out-Alpha'd by Derek.

!!Aiden and Ethan (portrayed by Max and Charlie Carver)
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->"''Ethan, I always forget.. How many bones are there in the human body?''"\\
"''I don't know, let's '''count'''.''"

The twins, Ethan and Aiden, are first introduced chasing down Isaac like hounds after a fox, but quickly make a splash by enrolling at Beacon Hills High and setting their sights on Lydia and Danny in order to get to Scott.
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* ArchEnemy: The twins collectively become this to Isaac. Throughout their time in the Alpha pack, both of the twins have antagonized, injured and even helped kill some of the people Isaac felt closest to, not to mention causing him personal physical and psychological harm. Even after their HeelFaceTurn, Isaac refuses to forgive either of them and vetoes them from joining Scott's pack. [[spoiler: While under the Nogitsune's influence, it almost leads to them being murdered by him.]]
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Before they joined Deucalion, Aiden and Ethan were the omegas of their old pack, and thus treated quite badly. TurnedUpToEleven, both because as born werewolves, their pack members were likely their family - and to join the Alpha pack, [[SelfMadeOrphan they had to murder them]].
* FusionDance: Aiden and Ethan can do this, melding together (somehow) to form a burly gigantic monster.
* GoSeduceMyArchnemesis: Their mission is to seduce Lydia and Danny in order to sabotage Scott. Given that Lydia figures out they are Alphas quite quickly, things ''may'' not go exactly according to plan.
* HeelFaceDoorSlam: They attempt to join Scott's pack, and he won't have them for their past misdeeds, although he's more willing to forgive Ethan than Aiden.
* HeroicSacrifice: Aiden dies fighting the Oni.
* LoveRedeems: While Ethan actually may have had moral objections to being evil, Aiden wants to be a better man for Lydia.
* MagicPants: Aiden and Ethan when they do their FusionDance to merge into the "Super-Alpha". The trope is played especially straight in that for some reason they [[{{Fanservice}} remove their jackets and bare their torsos]] before merging, but their pants (and shoes) merge when their bodies do.
* MrFanservice: No, no, you don't understand, they have to take off their shirts to merge into a great, big Alpha. Which they really do a lot.
* MoralityPet: Danny is one for Ethan: When Dannyís around, Ethan is less antagonistic to Scott and his group, and is even helpful at times. Later, Lydia also proves to be one for Aiden, whose HeelFaceTurn begins when she tells him she considers him a bad guy [[spoiler:because he helped kill Boyd]] and she doesn't want to be with bad guys.
* NewTransferStudent: Like most supernatural creatures who just up and enroll in a public school, it is unclear as to who exactly Aiden and Ethan's purported parent/guardian is. Deucalion is only barely of an age where he could pass as their father. The twins just show up on the first day of the school year and make their presence known.
* SiblingYinYang: They work in tandem, but Ethan and Aiden are different in personality, with Ethan being more gentle and Aiden being more violent.
* StraightGay: When the twins first show up, Lydia declares she "wants one" of them, clarifying "the straight one obviously." at Allison's query. It's the most overt hint we get at Ethan's orientation before he starts romancing Danny.
* {{Synchronization}}: Aside from the above-mentioned ability to combine forms, Aiden and Ethan can feel the other's pain from a distance. This shows up twice: first when Aiden is being attacked by Cora and Ethan clutches his chest knowing that his brother is in a fight. The second and final time we see this is when [[spoiler: while Aiden is dying.]]
--> '''Aiden''': Does this hurt you as much as it hurts me?
--> '''Ethan''':(tearfully) Yes.
* RedOniBlueOni: Aiden (Red) is much more fiery, aggressive, and prone to violence, while Ethan (Blue) is more passive and friendly.
* TeensAreMonsters: At least part of their Beacon Hills High goal is antagonizing Isaac into hurting someone through means like [[PokeThePoodle giving him detention]] and [[KickTheDog exploiting his claustrophobia by trapping him in a closet with Allison]].
* WoundedGazelleGambit: The Twins draw Isaac out into the hallway, do a showdown at high noon style stand-off, and start throwing punches... at each other. Then, when the teacher and other students are ''just'' about to appear, one twin throws the other at Isaac's feet and vanishes, making him like the aggressor who doesn't have a scratch on him.

!Satomi's Pack

!!Satomi Ito (portrayed by Lily Mariye)

->''"Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, the truth."''

A beta werewolf and Noshiko's fellow prisoner in Oak Creek. Between World War II and the present day she became an Alpha, and seemed to be on friendly terms with Talia Hale.
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* BadassGrandma: She is the oldest werewolf seen, but greets Deaton with a playful sparring and takes out professional assassins with ease.
* CulturedBadass: Taught herself to control her werewolf powers through playing Go.
* FireForgedFriends: With Noshiko, due to battling the nogitsune in the 1940s.
* TheObiWan: To her pack, whom she teaches self-control through a Buddhist mantra, and to Derek, as well as somewhat to young Noshiko Yukimura back in the day.
* WarriorPoet: Her Buddhist beliefs and philosophical outlook helped her master werewolf rage and develop techniques to avoid discovery.

!!Brett Talbot (portrayed by Cody Saintgnue)

A young beta in Satomi's pack and rival Lacrosse player from Liam's former school. He does not like Liam overly much.
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* BigBrotherInstinct: Protects the younger werewolf girl Lori from hunters, to the point where he puts himself physically between her and their arrows.
* IOweYouMyLife: Brett helps Liam during the lacrosse game because Scott saved his life and Liam is Scott's beta.
* JerkJock: He is this mostly to Liam, but in general he behaves quite cocky and arrogant on an around the field. However -
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: After being saved from assassins by Scott and Stiles, he starts respecting Scott and his pack, even offering Liam advice when he has trouble adjusting.
* MeaningfulName[=/=]StealthPun: His last name, Talbot, is a reference to Lawrence Talbot, the original [[TheWolfman Wolfman]]. Brett, of course, is a werewolf.
* MrFanservice: changes shirts on his first appearance, to the approval of Mason and the audience.
* TheRival: to Liam, in general, and relating to Lacrosse in particular.

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Hunters]]

!!General hunter tropes:
* BadassFamily: All hunter groups are lead by a central family, which is in turn lead by a matriarch, usually the eldest daughter or the wife of the eldest son.
* CodeOfHonor: The traditional Hunter's Code was coined by the Argent family, who apparently were the first organised werewolf hunters: ''We Hunt Those Who Hunt Us.'' Allison Argent later decided to turn her family into guardians of innocents both human and supernatural and changed their code to "We Protect Those Who Cannot Protect Themselves." Chris Argent follows the code of his daughter, while other hunters follow the former Argent Code.
* ColdBloodedTorture: One of their most common "interrogation techniques" when it comes to werewolves. According to Chris, it was also used to "test" werewolf stamina and healing properties.
* MeaningfulName: Both hunter families we've met so far have NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: ''Argent'' means silver in French (and the Argents are the reason werewolves are said to be vulnerable to silver), while ''calavera'' is "skull" in Spanish.
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: A lot of the hunters seen are considerably violent and often more brutal than the creatures they fight.
* TheHunter: They are werewolf hunters and they are very thorough.
* KnightTemplar: They are convinced they are protecting the normal human world from supernatural threats, to the point where they don't really pay attention if what they hunt really is a threat.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Most of them truly want to protect people, or least think they do.

!The Argent family

The Argents are a noble family of werewolf hunters, with a tradition that goes back to 18th century France. Their US American branch is currently in shambles, after the death of the last two family leaders.

!!Victoria Argent (portrayed by Eaddy Mays)
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->"''So long as you stay strong, we won't have to kill a sixteen-year-old boy.''"

The [[EvilMatriarch matriarch of the Argent family]], Chris' wife and Allison's mother. Despite her ice-cold demeanour and harsh personality, she loves her husband and daughter and feels very protective of Allison especially.
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* TheBaroness: While she may not be a hunter herself, as the matriarch of the family, she is their official [[TheLeader leader]].
* DisproportionateRetribution: She implies to Scott that she'll have him castrated (see Freudian Threat) if she founds out that he and Allison are sleeping together. When she actually catches them kissing, she sets out to kill him.
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: After being bitten by Derek, she impales herself with a knife right as she begins transforming into a wolf on a full moon.]]
* TheDragon: Even though she was the overall leader of the hunters, she answers to Gerard.
* EvilMatriarch: Tries to murder Scott and make it look like an accident for having sex with her daughter.
* FreudianThreat: Asks Scott if he's sleeping with her daughter while sharping a fresh pencil to a stump.
* FurAndLoathing: Frequently seen in a fur coat when out in public. Given her family's proclivities, the symbolism is kind of creepy if you think about it for too long.
* KarmicTransformation: Gets bitten by Derek in self-defense, and is in the process of turning into what she hates the most.
* LaserGuidedKarma: Right after she attempts (and fails) to kill Scott, [[KarmicTransformation she is bitten by Derek]].
* MamaBear: Have sex with her daughter? Hope you like a slow death by wolfsbane vapour.
* PowerHair: Victoria has hair shorn even shorter than Hilary Clinton's, very controlled (just like her).
* PrinciplesZealot: Actually commits suicide rather than become a werewolf, as this is what hunters are required to do.
* SilkHidingSteel: ''Barely'' hiding, but she switches from offering cookies to ordering murders to complaining about academic standards dropping to torturing people on a dime.


!!Kate Argent (portrayed by Jill Wagner)
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->"''You don't have to be psychotic to be a killer. You just... need a reason and even then, sometimes... You can surprise yourself.''"

Allison's beautiful but genocidal aunt, who refuses to abide by the Hunter's Code that most of the Argents follow. After she's revealed to be the one who burned down the Hale house, Peter murders her in cold blood, setting up for a far more vicious adversary in season two.

[[spoiler:...Except, she never actually died. She ''did'' become a were-jaguar, as was revealed in the final scene of Season Three.]]
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* ActionGirl: She's just as willing as the male hunters to take up weapons and fight to kill the werewolves in Beacon Hills.
* AntiVillain: Just like most of her family, she isn't necessarily evil for the sake of being evil. Kate truly believes that every single werewolf must be destroyed in order to protect humans.
* AxCrazy: And she'd gladly chop a werewolf in half with one, too.
* BigBadEnsemble: With Peter Hale, [[spoiler:for Seasons 1 and 4]].
* BelligerentSexualTension: With Derek. As a teenager, he was in love with her, while she seems to have been playing him to get closer to his family.
* BloodKnight: On some level, Kate ''might'' indeed think that killing werewolves is best for humanity, but, looking at her actions, you get the feeling that she enjoys it a bit too much to be anything but lucky for the handy 'but it doesn't count, they're not human' excuse to kill people.
* CoolBigSis: Allison describes her as more like ''her'' sister than her father's. Whether this attitude was sincere familial affection or the desire to follow in daddy's footsteps by crafting her own psychopathic werewolf-killing machine is debatable.
* CoolAunt: Kate's the fun aunt, the one you can talk to about your problems...
* CuteAndPsycho: ... she's also the kind of aunt who thinks a good aunt-niece bonding exercise is torturing somebody.
* DaddysLittleVillain: Kate's much more ruthless than her brother and doesn't follow the Hunter's Code, something that Gerard took great pride in.
* DarkActionGirl: And the killing of innocents throws her into the darker reaches of the action girl trope, too.
* DeathIsCheap: Hello again, Kate. Why do you have blue skin now?
* DragonAscendant: It's implied she was once Gerard's [[TheDragon dragon]].
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Kate might be one of the worst villains in the show, but she won't hurt her brother if she has another option. It also applies to Allison, who she had several PetTheDog moments with, and [[spoiler: attempts to avenge after her death]].
* FantasticRacism: She '''hates''' all werewolves. But as if to illustrate how depraved she is, she is apparently quite willing to have sex with them for all that she considers them to be inhuman.
--> '''Kate''': Oh, this one grew up in all the right places. I donít know whether to kill it or lick it.
* FemmeFatale: She used her charms to endear herself to a younger and more naive Derek, which later led to her slaughtering the Hale family.
* InterplayOfSexAndViolence: Kate always uses highly sexualized language when talking to Derek, even (or especially) when causing him harm.
* KarmicTransformation: The hunter of were creatures, turned into a were jaguar. [[spoiler:By the guy she drove insane by killing his family and putting him in a coma, no less]].
* MeaningfulName: Katherine can mean "to torture." Guess what Kate likes to do to werewolves?
* PetTheDog: Despite Kate's awful attitude towards werewolves, she is a loving aunt to Allison. In "Lunatic," She comforts a sobbing Allison over her boyfriend - right after encouraging Allison to tase a teddy bear.
* PsychoSupporter: Of her father, from whom Kate learned all of her... genocidal craziness.
* PsychoticSmirk: When she's killing werewolves, oh yes.
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: Kate's ''a lot'' more ruthless and violent in her methods than almost all of the werewolves she's hunting. She's also willing to use innocent ''humans'' as collateral damage if it's necessary.
* TheSociopath: She'll happily kill any werewolf who crosses her path, even if they've never hurt another person in their whole life. And humans who get in the way are just collateral damage.
* TermsOfEndangerment: Calls everyone sweetie. Even when she's torturing them.
* WouldHurtAChild: If they're a werewolf or associated with werewolves, as demonstrated by her burning of the Hale house, which killed several humans and young children.



!!Gerard Argent (portrayed by Michael Hogan)
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->"''No Code. Not anymore.''"

Allison's grandfather and father to Chris and Kate, who refuses to follow the Code. After Kate is slain, he begins leading a genocide against all any and all werewolves within Beacon Hills, manipulating multiple people to do it. This puts him into conflict with Chris, who notices that Allison is beginning to fall under his sway as well.
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* AbusiveParents: He molded his daughter into a genocidal lunatic and was willing to kill his own son and granddaughter to cure his cancer by becoming a werewolf.
* ArchnemesisDad: Allison does her best to undermine his plans to murder Scott until he uses her mother's death to pull her over to his side. After that, Chris, who was already critical of his father, begins to turn against him in earnest.
* AxCrazy: He can be just as crazy as Kate in his pursuit of ridding the world of werewolves. And if he could take an axe to them all, he glady would.
* BadassGrandpa: Despite being a geriatric psychopath, Gerard scares the crap out of everybody around him. He's A seasoned hunter who can easily bisect a werewolf with his sword, and blinded Deucalion by stabbing a pair of flashbang arrows into his eyes.
* BigBad: Of season two.
* TheChessmaster: He spends nearly all of season two playing everybody around him like a fiddle, including his own granddaughter.
* TheDreaded: Feared by pretty much everyone, including his own family.
* EvilOldFolks: Gerard's so bent on killing werewolves that he's willing to beat the snot out of Stiles, a ''human'' teenager, in order to send a message of intimidation to Derek and Scott.
* FantasticRacism: He's the one who taught it to his daughter, so no questions there.
* FauxAffablyEvil: He lampshades this himself when monologuing to Scott (with a knife ''in'' Scott's stomach) about how good he is at playing doddering old grandfather.
* FreudianExcuse: He claims that Deucalion bit his brother Alexander and caused him to commit suicide, implying that this is why he attacked Deucalion.
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: Any credibility his 'werewolves are monsters' rhetoric might have falls flat in the face of his being a more sadistic predator than Peter at his worst.
* {{Hypocrite}}: Hates werewolves and plans to kill them all, but his master plan involves becoming one to cure his cancer. This is revealed after he basically forced his daughter-in-law to kill herself - and his son to assist her suicide - when she is bitten.
* IHaveYourWife: Gerard has a terrible habit of holding the lives of loved ones over Scott's head. Most prominently, Scott's mom. TurnedUpToEleven during the final lacrosse game, where he threatens Stiles, Allison, and ''everyone'' present.
* ItsAllAboutMe
--> '''Gerard''': When it comes to survival, ''I'd kill my own son!''
* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: Bisects homeless Omegas, gaslights his family members, and blackmails teenagers into doing his bidding by threatening to kill their loved ones. And that's after turning his daughter into a homicidal maniac.
* KarmicTransformation: After the interplay of Derek's bite and the pills with mountain ash he consumed due to Scott's intervention, he's still alive, but unable to do much more than leak black blood.
* ManipulativeBastard: Uses Scott's mother to control Scott, all but forces Victoria to commit suicide, then uses her death to shape Allison into Kate 2.0.
* OffingTheOffspring: He's willing to murder his son and granddaughter in order to guarantee his own survival.
* ThePatriarch: Despite Season 2 being the season where it's first brought up that the Argent men are soldiers and the ''women'' are leaders, Gerard takes complete control of hunter operations in Beacon Hills from the word 'go' for basically no reason other than being Chris's dad.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: He ''claims'' that he has decided that werewolves can no longer be allowed to continue existing because of the death of his daughter at the hands of one; as if he needed the excuse to set off a genocidal crusade.
* TheSociopath: He's just as crazily bent as his daughter about committing genocide against all werewolves in Beacon Hills. And probably the rest of the world, if he was given half a chance.
* ThisMeansWar: Kate's death is the catalyst for his RoaringRampageOfRevenge against werewolves.
* VanHelsingHateCrimes: Even his own son, a fellow werewolf hunter, refers to Gerard's intentions as genocide.
* VillainousBreakdown: Has one when he finds out Scott pulled a BatmanGambit on him. His exact words ?
--> '''Gerard''': [[LargeHam KILL THEM ALL!!!.]]
* WickedCultured: Has a tendency to quote Shakespeare at the slightest provocation.
* WouldHurtAChild: In Gerard's eyes, ''anyone'' associated with or connected to werewolves needs to die. And this includes human teenagers like Stiles, who's nothing more than a means to an end in old man Argent's opinion. He is not impersonal about it either, using the Kanima to threaten the life of his own granddaughter. Also, despite his supposed anger over his daughter's death, he states flat out that he would sacrifice his son's life if it helped his own survival. Mind you he says this ''in front of'' the son in question.

!The Calaveras

A hunter family based in Mexico, the Calaveras view Scott and his pack with suspicion, but as strict followers of the Hunter's Code, they'll leave them alone as long as they prove to live peacefully with humans. They are sometimes reluctant allies and even function as TheCavalry in one memorable occasion.
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!!Araya Calavera (portrayed by Ivonne Coll)

->''"Severo? Show them how the Calaveras negotiate."''

The current leader of the Calavera family, and a formidable, but ultimately fair woman.
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* AxCrazy: She might love violent interrogations a little too much.
* AntiHero: Her methods, while ultimately often helpful to the heroes, are really less than morally sound.
* BadassNormal: She's just a human, and elderly at that, but she will come out with her boys to fight were jaguars and berserkers if necessary.
* BadassBoast:
-->'''Araya:''' Come, ''La Loba''! Let me show you how the Calaveras ''die''!
* BadassGrandma: She's an older woman, but messing with her will likely end with your death - or at least with cut off limbs.
* CoolOldLady: She's scarier than a whole pack of Alphas, and a fan of modern dance music.
* {{Determinator}}: Since Kate transformed into a were jaguar on her watch, she's dedicated to bring her down and won't let anything sway her from her path.
* GoodIsNotNice: She sees herself as a protector of the human world and thus "good" by default, but she values intimidation and torture as means to deal with supernaturals, and uses murder to keep her hunter clan in check.
* PsychoticSmirk: Araya is often cynically amused at the world, especially when carrying out the nastier duties of her calling. If her cold demeanour doesn't intimidate you, her smile certainly will.

!!Severo Calavera (portrayed by Ivo Nandi)

->''"Where is the She-Wolf?"''

Severo is Araya's right-hand man, who follows her orders unquestioningly. It's unclear if he's her son, nephew, or much younger brother.
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* {{Foil}}: He occupies the same role in his family as Chris Argent did for the Argents, but seems perfectly happy to follow orders without possessing Chris' conscience and sense of morals.
* MeaningfulName: ''Severo'' means strict. It's hard to imagine him smiling.
* NumberTwo: To the Calavera's [[TheLeader leader]], Araya.
* PerpetualFrowner: Severo seems to be constantly irritated.
* TheQuietOne: He doesn't talk much, leading to his rather bland quote.

[[/folder]]



[[folder:Eichen House Residents]]

!!Brunski (portrayed by Aaron Hendry)

An orderly at Eichen House who loves his job, mostly because it allows him to tazer, restrain, and sedate people. As it turns out, he's also a serial killer.
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* AloneWithThePsycho: Gets nervous when Stiles and Lydia show up in "Perishable", since he thinks they are onto him, leading to the trope.
* AxCrazy: Either the reason or the result of frequently murdering people.
* BloodFromTheMouth: [[spoiler:After Parrish shoots him]].
* TheBully: He loves hurting patients when they misbehave. Apparently used to be this even back at school, where he tormented Bobby Finstock. In "Insatiable", Coach manages to finally take revenge.
* CastingGag: Aaron Hendry is well-versed in playing obnoxious villains on Series/TeenWolf: in Season 3B he also played one version of the [[BigBad Nogitsune]].
* TheDragon: He does all the legwork for [[spoiler:The Benefactor]].
* {{Jerkass}}: Even without the serial killing, Brunski would be a genuinely unpleasant person.
* OrderliesAreCreeps: TurnedUpToEleven when he confronts Stiles and Lydia in "Perishable".
* {{Sadist}}: Makes Lydia listen to [[spoiler:her grandmother's last breaths. Which he taped. While he murdered her.]]
* SerialKiller: He's not murdering people, he is ''helping'' them.


!!Meredith Walker (portayed by Maya Eshet)

->''"I want to help."''

Another banshee first seen in "Echo House." Her powers [[spoiler:and Lorraine Martin's unfortunate experiments]] have turned her mentally unstable, forcing her to live in Eichen House. She has no living family.

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* BewareTheSillyOnes: Meredith is very odd, but she's not to be underestimated. [[spoiler:Especially when it comes to setting people up to be murdered.]]
* BrokenBird: From the start, she was a shy and fragile person, and hearing the dead probably didn't help much. [[spoiler:Then Lorraine tried to help her access her powers, putting her into a coma. And then she met Peter.]]
* CloudCuckoolander: Her more, let's say, eccentric habits regularly drive Lydia up the wall.
* DrivenToSuicide: Supposedly took her own life after Lydia's interrogation drove her to do so. [[spoiler: Subverted; she somehow faked it.]]
* MadOracle: Her hints are often so enigmatic as to be totally useless.
* MedicateTheMedium: In 3B, Meredith is introduced as a patient at the Eichen House asylum, institutionalized because she hears voices and won't stop screaming. Turns out she's a banshee, like Lydia.
* AMindIsATerribleThingToRead: [[spoiler:Meredith had to spend several months psychically connected to Peter Hale as he was going insane. Given how her mindset changed after that, it borders on MindRape.]]
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler:When she snaps out of enough to realize what she did by creating the deadpool, is genuinely horrified by her actions.]]
* TheOphelia: It's safe to say that [[spoiler:Lorraine Martin inadvertedly]] drove her to madness.[[spoiler:Lydia]] feels really bad about it.
* SocialDarwinist: See WellIntentionedExtremist below.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: She is this to a scary degree, believing that [[spoiler:all "weak" supernaturals need to be wiped out to let Peter Hale remake the supernatural world in his image.]]


!!Dr. Vallack (portrayed by Steven Brand)

A patient locked away in Eichen House's super secret Level 6 for especially dangerous supernaturals, Vallack is sought out by Deaton for information. He is generally helpful, but has the tendency to turn people who talk to him into living vegetables.
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* EvilBrit: He does have a very posh British accent, as befits a possibly villainous psychic.
* {{Expy}}: A polite, yet unsettling high security prisoner [[NonSpecificallyForeign with an accent]] and a potentially dark past, whom a main character seeks out for help, having been warned that the man they'll visit will try to get into their head: Dr. Vallack is a supernatural version of [[Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs Hannibal Lecter]]. His introductory scene is even written and filmed as an {{homage}} to Creator/AnthonyHopkins' iconic first appearance as Lecter in [[Film/TheSilenceOfTheLambs The Silence Of The Lambs]].
* FauxAffablyEvil: Dr. Vallack is polite and soft-spoken, but seems to enjoy the negative effect his powers have on other people.
* AMindIsATerribleThingToRead: He seems able to put at least non-supernatural beings into a coma by opening his mind to them.
* TheOmniscient: Vallack's powers allow him to know a lot more than a man locked up in a cell and kept from outside contact usually could.
* PinealWeirdness: The pineal gland is traditionally believed to be the seat of the third eye. Vallack's third eye is positioned exactly where the pineal gland is commonly situated.
* PsychicPowers: He seems to be clairvoyant, knowing things like Kate's plans without leaving his cell. Since he guessed what Deaton wanted to know before Deaton could say it, he also seems to be a mind reader. Finally, he is able to convey knowledge to others by showing it to them mentally.
* ThirdEye: He has one in place of his pineal gland. [[NightmareFuel He drilled a hole into his forehead]] so people can look into it.


[[/folder]]


[[folder: Antagonists]]

!Mysterious Supernatural Antagonists
Each season includes at least one major supernatural antagonist whose identity is left a mystery for several episodes. If the monster turns out to be an established character, the entries below cover the portrayal of the monster before TheReveal.

!!The Beacon Hills Alpha
The Beacon Hills Alpha is the one responsible for killing Laura Hale, turning Scott into a werewolf, and causing murder and mayhem throughout Season 1. Late in the season, the protagonists discover that the Alpha is actually [[spoiler: Peter Hale]].
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* ObviouslyEvil: [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by Stiles, who points out after TheReveal that his clichť villainous traits (red eyes, fangs, turning into a wolf in general) to wryly refute his claim that he's "not the bad guy".
* RedEyesTakeWarning: An innate trait of every Alpha, made more sinister by his actions.


!!The Kanima
The Kanima is a murderous reptilian creature with a prehensile tail and a paralytic poison on its claws. Discovering its motives is one of the main arcs of Season 2. In its human form, the Kanima is [[spoiler: Jackson Whittemore]].
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* BrainwashedAndCrazy: The Kanima seeks a Master to control him and everything that he does. Over the course of Season 2, it is controlled by [[spoiler:Matt and Gerard]], both of whom used the Kanima to murder and slaughter innocents.
* TheHeavy: For the majority of the second season, both the werewolves and the hunters can agree that the Kanima is the main threat they both need to deal with.
* ImplacableMan: As the Kanima. Chris Argent shot him, Derek Hale slit his throat open, and Allison Argent planted an arrow in his skull... all for naught.
* LoveRedeems: What do you know, it's the Kanima's weakness.
* ReptilesAreAbhorrent: The only major reptile in the cast, and it's a villainous lizardlike creature that murders people at its master's behest.


!!The Darach
The Darach is a dark druid who ritually sacrifices victims to gain power and is one of the main villains of the first half of Season 3. The public identity of the Darach is [[spoiler: Jennifer Blake]].
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* HumanSacrifice: The main reason for its villainy. It sacrificed all those people in an attempt to [[spoiler: defeat the Alpha pack]].
* LeaveNoWitnesses: The Darach attempts to kill both Danny and Lydia, not as sacrifices, but because they had uncovered too much crucial information. It is also implied that [[spoiler: Mr. Harris]] was chosen as a sacrifice not only because of his military background, but because he was [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness complicit in what was going on and might reveal something]].
* RuleOfThree: Three healers, three warriors, three virgins, three guardians...
* SerialKiller: Killed their victims in ritual sacrifices.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: The Darach has a pretty good motivation for their behaviour. [[spoiler:after Kali killed their pack, leaving her severely injured, she genuinely believes that the Alpha Pack are a danger to everyone and need to be stopped at all costs.]] Too bad they resort to human sacrifice to achieve their ends.


!!The Oni
The Oni are demons who appear as humanoid warriors with masks and glowing eyes. In the second half of Season 3, they start attacking people in Beacon Hills, looking for [[spoiler:the Nogitsune]].
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* CastingAShadow: Can appear and disappear with ease due to turning into black smoke. This comes with the downside of not being able to operate in daylight.
* HeroKiller: One of them is responsible for the death of [[spoiler: Allison]], although the Nogitsune was controlling them.
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: Their eyes glow behind the mask.
* ImplacableMan: According to Silverfinger, the Oni are not fought but instead endured, as fighting them would be pointless due to how powerful they are.
* LogicalWeakness: Daylight, due to being associated with demons and the night.
* MalevolentMaskedMen: How they appear to the characters: they wear grotesque masks (similar to Japanese [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hannya Hannya]]) and are extremely dangerous fighters.
* TrueNeutral: Noted InUniverse to be this -- they have no motivations or sense of good or evil, only that of whoever's controlling them.
* TheVoiceless: They don't speak, only follow the commands of their leader.
* WeaksauceWeakness: They're vulnerable to pure silver.

!!The Nogitsune
-> ''"Chaos has come again."''

The Nogitsune is a Void kitsune, a trickster spirit that feeds on chaos and pain. Unravelling its plans is the primary arc of the second half of Season 3. The host of the Nogitsune is [[spoiler:Stiles]], at least for a time.
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* AnimalMotifs: It's associated with houseflies.
* {{Badass}}: One of the few supernatural Beacon Hills entities that can possess strength and fighting skills on par with the other creatures on the show.
* BadassBoast: During their final battle against Scott, it does this combined with a VillainousBreakdown:
--> '''Nogitsune''': Divine move, divine move, you think you have any moves at all? You can kill the Oni but me? Me? Iím a thousand years old! You canít kill me!
* ConsummateLiar: It's completely capable of lying in the presence of [[LivingLieDetector werewolves]] -- justified as it is a very old trickster spirit.
* DirtyCoward: One of his major character traits. Throughout the season 3B, the Nogitsune relies mostly on traps and mind control to get people out of his way, later using [[spoiler: the Oni]] to fight his battles for him. Also, despite having SuperStrength on par, if not greater than werewolves (tearing off a man's head and tossing Derek across a room), he only personally attacks targets that are weaker than him or otherwise distracted.
* EmotionEater: Suggested to literally feed on pain and strife.
* EvilTwin: When he takes on [[spoiler: Stiles's appearance]] and uses it to torment his friends.
* FliesEqualsEvil: His first appearance is as a swarm of flies [[NightmareFuel bursting out of a tumour]]. No wonder he is bad news.
* HydePlaysJekyll: It can pretty much imitate its host, which it mainly uses for kicks.
* {{Kitsune}}: A particularly evil one.
* OrificeInvasion: This is how the Nogitsune tends to possess or influence people. It took control of its first body by entering it's mouth the form of a fly. Later, [[spoiler: while in Stiles's body]], it released many more flies. They entered Isaac through his IV pump, Ethan through his nose, Aiden through his ear, and Derek through an open wound on his back, and acted as a HatePlague for all four of them.
* Really700YearsOld: 1000 even. He insists on it.
* SealedEvilInACan: In the 1940s, Noshiko trapped him in a jar and buried it under the roots of the Nemeton. In present day, Isaac catches him in a magical wooden box, which currently resides with the Argents' relatives in France.
* TrapMaster: Befitting a {{Trickster}}, he is an expert at setting these: sabotaging power lines at [[spoiler:the hospital]], setting up trip-wired booby-traps on [[spoiler:the school's track field]], and even timed shrapnel bombs in [[spoiler: the sheriff's station]]. In every instance, causing serious injury and death to multiple people.
* {{Trickster}}: of the JerkAss variety.

!!The Berserkers
A particularly creepy kind of supernatural fighter, they wear bear skulls and ribcages, and are virtually unstoppable. In contrast to the berserkrs of Norse legend they cannot snap out of their fighting mood, and they have a boss, whom they follow without question: ''La Loba'', the Bone Woman [[spoiler:who is actually Kate Argent.]].
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* AndIMustScream: Per Chris Argent, berserkers who go through the transformation voluntarily slowly lose their humanity, until nothing of their former personality is left. Combine this with the MindControl aspect of La Loba transforming people [[spoiler:like Scott]] against their will and you get this.
* TheBerserker: Played with: They are unstoppable fighters transformed by wearing animal parts, but not enraged or out of control. They also lose their humanity after a while, and cannot drop out of the berserker state anymore. Finally, they have a master whom they obey unquestioningly.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: It is implied that the berserkers didn't become ferocious fighters of their own will, but were forced into their situation by Magic and MindControl. Invoked with [[spoiler:Scott]] after La Loba forcibly turns him into a berserker.
* EliteMooks: They are strong, ferocious and unstoppable killing machines, but, aside from MindControl victim [[spoiler:Scott]], don't have any personality left.
* FacelessGoons: They are huge guys in bear skeletons fighting for a bad guy: pretty creepy, definitely evil, and not exactly individualists.
* IKnowYouAreInThereSomewhereFight: If they haven't been transformed for long, there is a small chance of snapping them out of their state. [[spoiler:Liam]] tries it with [[spoiler:Scott]] and succeeds.
* SuperToughness: Katanas faze them as little as bullets or ordinary werewolf strength. You can kill them only by supernatural means - or by [[spoiler:blowing them up]].
* MalevolentMaskedMen: They wear bear skulls as masks, making them instantly recognizable as really evil people.

!!The Benefactor
A mysterious person offering money to have supernaturals assassinated. In addition to the killers they are financing, they are the main antagonist of Season 4. Hidden behind the mask is [[spoiler:Meredith Walker, though it's all a little more complicated. The original plan is Peter Hale's]].
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* AnonymousBenefactor: A villainous version. They offer cash to whoever kills off the supernatural creatures on the deadpool.
* TheManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler:Technically speaking, the Benefactor is four people and one computer: Meredith executed the plan and blackmailed Brunski into helping her, Peter Hale gave Meredith the plan and accidentally donated the financial means, and Lorraine Martin inadvertedly provided the death list and the computer, which connected the list to the money and gave Meredith the means of communicating with the assassins.]]
* TheUnseen: Their communication is restricted to emails, tapes and encrypted lists, so even the hired killers don't know who they are or what they look like.

!Professional Killers and other Bad Guys

!!The Mute (portrayed by Joseph Gatt)
-> ''[MachineMonotone]"HELLO SEAN. I JUST KILLED YOUR FAMILY."''

The Mute is an assassin hired by the Benefactor to eliminate the supernatural community of Beacon Hills. This cheerful fellow derives his name from the fact that he has no mouth, the area between his nose and chin being completely covered by skin. He communicates via voice computer.
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* AnAxeToGrind: He wields a military tomahawk.
* AxeBeforeEntering: When chasing Sean Walcott, he hacks through the bathroom door with his tomahawk. Serves as a ShoutOut to the famous scene in Film/TheShining.
* BaldOfEvil: In addition to having no mouth, he is also bald. It looks quite impressive.
* CharacterDeath: Killed by Peter, who didn't like being axed. Or perhaps didn't want anyone to know [[spoiler:that they knew each other.]]
* CreepyMonotone: He communicates via voice computer, leading to a monotone voice. It becomes creepy due to what he says (see quote above).
* DemolitionsExpert: He plans to kill [[spoiler:Sheriff Stilinski and Derek]] using a claymore mine, but [[spoiler:the Sheriff]] figures it out before stuff can actually blow up.
* GoodAngelBadAngel: Pops up in Scott's AdventuresInComaland dream, representing his killer side. He's the Bad Angel to Liam's Good Angel.
* NoMouth: For some reason, he does not have a mouth. It confuses several people.
* PrivateMilitaryContractors: All of his equipment is military, making it likely that he is also this in some form.
* ProfessionalKiller: It's his job and he seems to enjoy it.


!!The Orphans

An assassin couple the Benefactor invites to take out the supernaturals on their deadpool list. They call themselves ''The Orphans'' because they look like innocent teenagers. They pretend to be [[spoiler:new freshmen Garrett and Violet.]]
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* CharacterDeath: They are taken out by [[spoiler:Kate]] and one of her Berserkers, respectively.
* HiddenWeapons: [[spoiler:Violet]] has a cut-wire that doubles as a necklace. [[spoiler:Garrett]] hides a retractable blade in his lacrosse stick.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler:Garrett]] is gored by one of the Berserkers.
* OlderThanTheyLook: They pretend to be Highschool students, but seem to be in their twenties.
* OutlawCouple: They seem to be very much in love; When [[spoiler:Violet]] is arrested, [[spoiler:Garrett]] resorts to kidnapping and blackmail to free her.
* ProfessionalKiller: Despite their youthful looks, they are actual assassins.
-->'''Stiles:''' They are professional killers. It's their ''profession''.
* PsychoForHire: [[spoiler:Violet]] really enjoys cutting off heads.
* WeaponOfChoice: [[spoiler:Violet]] cuts off heads with her [[ImpossiblyCoolWeapon necklace]], [[spoiler:Garrett]] stabs people with his retractable BladeOnAStick.


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