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Mason Hewitt is a supporting character in the fourth, fifth, and sixth seasons of Teen Wolf. He is a sophomore at Beacon Hills High School, the best friend of Beta Werewolf Liam Dunbar, and the boyfriend of Corey Bryant. Despite being new to the supernatural, having not truly learned about its existence until early in Season 5, Mason does everything he can to help his friends and the McCall Pack, even at his own risk. He has become their loyal ally, and has assisted them in numerous ways, including by helping Liam reconnect the Chimeras Hayden Romero and Corey with their humanity following their resurrections at Theo Raeken's hands. He had even helped the pack considerably prior to knowing about the supernatural, such as when he stopped the subsonic frequency-laced music during the lacrosse bonfire, which allowed Scott, Liam, and Malia from being killed by the Deadpool assassins masquerading as security guards.
In Maid of Gévaudan, it was implied that Mason is actually the Dread Doctors' only successful Chimera, who they made the vessel for the newly-resurrected Beast of Gevaudan, previously known as Sebastien Valet. This was subsequently confirmed in The Beast of Beacon Hills, when Sebastien finally remembered who he was and transformed Mason's body into his own. Fortunately, the McCall Pack never gave up hope that part of Mason still lived on in Sebastien, and Lydia Martin was able to give Mason his body back by using her Banshee scream to call out his name. With the Beast finally defeated, Mason has returned to his usual self, though the full extent of the psychological turmoil Mason may or may not be experiencing as a result of everything Mason did while the Beast remains to be seen as of now.
In Season 6, Mason became the pack's researcher in Stiles Stilinski's absence, using his knowledge of mythology and physics to help learn about the Ghost Riders of the Wild Hunt and their weaknesses, even going so far as to helping build a trap so that they could interrogate one of the Riders. He was ultimately able to help the pack stop Garrett Douglas and the Wild Hunt even after he, Hayden, and Corey were abducted by them and taken to the Phantom Train Station. He is now Liam's second-in-command following Liam's acceptance of the role of Alpha of the McCall Pack while Scott McCall is in college.
Early Life Edit
Not much is known about Mason's life pre-series, as he has yet to mention much about his parents or whether he has any siblings. However, he has dropped several hints that suggest he is from a wealthy family, such as when he paid $200 for a rare bestiary from a German book dealer ("Parasomnia"), when he was able to get himself and Liam into Sinema by bribing Hayden with $50 ("Condition Terminal"), and when he remarked that his parents had bought him a brand new car for his birthday. ("Lie Ability")
What is known is that he had a twin in the womb whose condition diminished so much that he absorbed it into himself in utero, causing him to be born a genetic chimera. ("The Beast of Beacon Hills") It has also been confirmed that he and Liam Dunbar have been best friends since at least the sixth grade, and he has been a friend of Hayden Romero since at least that time as well, suggesting that Mason has lived in Beacon Hills for most, if not all, of his life. ("Required Reading")
Throughout Teen Wolf Edit
In Memory Lost, Mason notices that his phone won’t geo-locate, the compass is malfunctioning, it isn’t pointing towards north as it typically would. He says Mr. Douglas has a physical compass in his cabinet that they could check, Corey camouflages and steals it. It too is pointing in the wrong direction, Mason decide to follow the compass to see where it may lead, Liam joins him. The compass leads them to a house, the house of the boy whose parent's are missing, once there, they run into Scott, explaining the compass led them to the house. The compass needle begins to spins wildly in Mason’s hand, then cracking on it's own moments later.
Mason catches up to Hayden and Liam at school, he shows them mt Douglas' poorly repaired compass, hoping they can return it without the teacher noticing. Hayden is unsure, but Liam wants to put it back, so they can go help Scott, Hayden suggest they just let Scott handle it since he's the Alpha, but Liam reminds her that he won’t be for long. Hayden wonders who would take Scott's place since he'll be leaving for college soon, Liam thinks he could. Explaining that he could step up as Alpha with Mason reinforcing him, however, Hayden still isn't convinced. At that moment, Liamm and Hayden spell blood, so the three of them search the school for a source, after coming up with nothing as the scent is coming from everywhere, Mason realizes that it could be coming from the vents.
Mason, Liam and Hayden make their way to the Boiler Room, inside, they find a dead body, the man's head is caved in. Shortly after calling the police, they are approached by Stiles in the hallway, however, they don’t recognize him. Mason asks Stiles if he even attends the school, suggesting that he's never seen him before.
In Superposition, Mason, Corey and a few other students are working on an experiment for extra credit, they mix iron filings into a doughy mixture in order to create a magnetic slime-like substance. He admits that he doesn’t need the extra credit as he has a 4.9 GPA, explaining that this is one of his favorite labs, however, he's only there to help Corey whose GPA is a 2.7. He tells Corey that he shouldn't feel bad since he works two jobs and dying didn’t help with his grade point average, he worries that Corey may be mad because he’s trying to help, Corey is furious, then kissing Mason. With the experiment nearly complete, Mason places a magnet nearby and it flies across the table and into the dough, at that moment, other metal objects which are further away begin to pull towards dough, suggesting the magnetic field is much stronger than they initially intended. Coach comes bursting into the class, demanding to know what the students are doing there at 9 o’clock, they try to explain the extra credit but he refuses to listen, saying they should be out meeting girls, when they explain that they’re gay, he says "Even better! Go gays!", then throwing them out.
He forgot his phone upstairs in the classroom, so he reenters the school to go get it, after finding his phone, he receives a text from Corey saying that the Ghost Riders are in the school and he shouldn't move. Mason exits the main building of the school and enters the Library entrance, he enters to see a student hanging above the floor, Corey grabs him and camouflages the two of them as Mason crosses under the hanging student. They can both now see the riders as they pull the boy into the air by the whips they have wrapped around his neck, they pull tighter and tighter until the student disappears in a cloud of smoke, the Riders jump down and exit the library as he and Corey look on. Liam suddenly senses that Mason is in trouble, so he and Scott rush to the library, Mason explains what happened but Liam is frustrated that Corey put Mason in danger but Mason says Corey was only protecting him. Scott asks if anyone was taken but he and Corey no longer remembers the student that the Riders had just erased.
Mason and Corey return to the library, Mason has read all about the Wild Hunt, he says they come in on the storm and take souls but he can’t figure out why they would be in a high school library. Mason points out that they only saw the Riders due to Corey’s power, so it may be a special ability they don’t know about, Corey feels the Riders were holding something, but Mason wonders if they were actually holding someone. The two of them visit the school office in an attempt to see if any students are missing, Natalie Martin stops them as they attempt to explain that it’s "Werewolf stuff". She reminds them that the school is a dedicated safe space, she says she had to convince 23 students that what they saw in the library last semester was a large bear and that Scott’s fangs were the result of "Acute Teenage Hallucination Syndrome." Mason says that they believe someone is missing and in danger, Mrs. Martin dismisses them, saying that no one has reported a student missing and all absentees are accounted for.
He and Corey approach Jordan Parrish at the Sheriff’s Station, he's repeatedly told them that there are no active missing person cases. Mason then asks if his "Hellhound intuition" sense anything wrong in the supernatural world, Parrish explains that he’s a harbinger of death not of kidnapping, he too preoccupied with his current case anyways. Mason questions the normality of a man being bludgeoned to death and stuffed in an air duct unit at the high school, Parrish says he already has Mason’s statement on finding the body and sends them both away. In the locker room, Mason tells Liam his theory about the Ghost Riders hanging a student in the library, and that Corey has a hunch, Liam scoffs, asking if that’s a chameleon thing. Mason tells him that Corey just wants to help but Liam points out that Corey wasn’t there when they were fighting The Beast of Gevaudan, he also questions why Corey was loyal to Theo for so long.
Mason points out that they all trusted Theo at one point, Liam says he’ll trust Corey when Corey does something trustworthy, then revealing that he can hear Corey’s heartbeat in the room. Corey becomes visible, he brings up the fact that Liam forgave Hayden but Liam counters that, saying he forgave her because she almost died as she fought them against the Beast while Corey only hid. Corey says he doesn’t have claws and fangs and had no other choice, Mason agrees saying all Corey can do is disappear as chameleons aren't the apex predators. Liam says Corey should just disappear, then walking off. Mason chastises Corey for hiding on the wall as they'll never trust him, Corey says he’s not going to be friends with Mason’s friends, but Mason says it won’t work that way.
Mason joins Corey and Liam in the library after the two of them found a blank library key card, he explains that it's like Schrödinger's cat, it wasn’t there until it was observed. He goes on about superposition and how looking at something changes it’s existence. Liam tries the card in the card reader, the screen shows student Jake Sullivan, Mason suddenly remembers he was in the lab with them the prior night doing the extra credit lab. Liam says they have Spanish together but he forgot about him as well, the card now shows the full identification for sophomore Jake Sullivan. Mason realizes that the Ghost Rider erased Jake.
In Radio Silence,
In Memory Found,
In Said the Spider to the Fly, Mason tried to cheer up Liam, who was sad that Hayden left Beacon Hills but Mason explained that Hayden only left to protect her sister Valerie from supernatural threats. He talks to Tamora Monroe, who recently became the guidance counselor of the school. She describes Mason’s proposed class schedule as perfect and says he’s given it a lot of thought. The school soon becames invaded by rats and Mason an Liam go to an underground tunnel and find a large star-shaped pile of dead and mutilated rats. Mason calls it a “Rat King” which is a real-world phenomenon. They call Malia to come to the tunnels to examine the Rat King. After doing so, she leaves them. He and Liam bring the rat to Melissa but she doesn’t have time for a rat autopsy. At night, a Hellhound appears at the same time as Parrish and both engage into a Hellhound fight but Parrish gets beaten by Halwyn. Liam fights Hlawyn and Mason tries to hit him with the bat Stiles gave him but gets uncounscious. Liam defeats the Helhound.
During his time on the series, Mason has proven himself to be a brave, intelligent, curious, resourceful, and loyal person. He is one of the few openly gay students at Beacon Hills High School, which demonstrates a great amount of courage; this courage was evidenced again when he managed to save the lives of Scott McCall, Liam Dunbar, and Malia Tate before they could be killed by amateur assassins during the Deadpool, even despite the fact that he didn't know about the supernatural and was simply going off of what he heard Scott say about the music.
Mason's personality is somewhat similar to Stiles' in that he is intelligent and curious to a fault, to the point that he can't help but research the supernatural in hopes of learning something that can help his friends. He has also demonstrated an immense sense of loyalty and kindness, especially to his best friend Liam, who he supported without judgment when he knew that Liam was hiding something (his lycanthropy) from him; Mason was even able to snap Liam out of his supermoon-enhanced rage to stop him from killing Scott, suggesting that Mason may even act as a sort of anchor for Liam's Werewolf side.
In short, Mason is an extremely good person who typically gets involved in the supernatural drama in Beacon Hills due to his willingness to help whenever and wherever he can. After his first encounter with the supernatural, during which time he and Lydia Martin were attacked by one of Kate Argent's Berserkers at the high school, Mason became fascinated by the mystical world within Beacon Hills and dedicated himself to learning more, even spending hundreds of dollars of books on Tezcatlipoca, the Nagual, Berserkers and other creatures. This research was aided by his highly observant nature, which allowed him to realize that Lydia definitely knew more than she was letting on, as did Liam. Once Liam revealed the fact that he was a werewolf, Mason was excited rather than afraid and only became more eager to join the McCall Pack and help them protect the town.
Physical Appearance Edit
Mason is of average height, 5'8", with a slim, lean build. He has medium-brown skin with dark brown eyes and short black hair, and typically leans toward trendy, comfortable clothing, such as button up shirts in bold colors and patterns with slim-cut dark jeans and sneakers or boots, often paired with a leather or khaki jacket. He has his ears pierced and typically wears white stone studs in them, though this seems to be the extent of the jewelry he wears.
Powers and Abilities Edit
Former Powers Edit
As a genetic chimera, Mason had the qualities the Dread Doctors desired in their test subjects to become a Chimeras, with the ultimate goal of finding a suitable vessel for the spirit of the resurrected Sebastien Valet, also known as the Beast of Gevaudan. During his possession, Mason's body would shapeshift into the Beast whenever the Dread Doctor's triggered the right frequency. Mason himself never actually displayed any supernatural abilities as was merely a host for Sebastien's spirit.
Mason has many human abilities that he has used to great effect to protect himself and defend his friends. He is a highly intelligent young man who is very skilled at research, allowing him to gain a wide knowledge base in everything from mythology and folklore to science. He is also an extremely observant person who suspected something was wrong with Liam Dunbar almost immediately after he was given the Bite by Scott McCall, which gives him the ability to utilize his problem-solving skills at a rapid speed. It has also been revealed that Mason is able to see Corey when he's camouflaged through a refraction of light around his silhouette, though it is unknown how or why he can do this when no one else can. As a result, Mason has stated that finding Corey is his only superpower.
Now that Mason is no longer the vessel for the Beast of Gevaudan, he presumably has been reverted to a human state (albeit one with genetic chimerism), giving him all of the weaknesses common to humans, such as mortality.
When Mason was the Beast, he was susceptible to certain high-pitched frequencies, which forced him to transform into his Beast form at the Dread Doctors' whims. This not only made the Beast more physically powerful, but it also allowed Sebastien's spirit inside him to gain more and more control and memory of his identity until he was finally able to transform Mason into his original body.
- Mason: Mason is a masculine given name that originated as an English occupational surname meaning "stoneworker," which itself was derived from an Old French word of Germanic origin masson, akin to the Old English macian, meaning "to make." Mason is also one of the earliest recorded surname due to its occupational origins, and first appeared as Macun in 1130. Another etymology of Mason could be derived from the given name Maso, the short form of the Italian name Tommaso (Thomas in English), which itself is derived from the Aramaic word toma, meaning "twin." This is an ironic twist, as Mason the character became a genetic chimera due to the fact that he absorbed his twin in utero, causing him to possess two sets of DNA.
- Hewitt: Hewitt is an English, Irish, Welsh, and Scottish surname derived from the medieval given name Huet, a diminutive of Hugh. Hugh itself comes from the Germanic element hug, meaning "heart, mind, and spirit," a fitting name for a character who is known to possess all of these traits. In English, Hewitt is also a topographical surname given to someone who lived in a newly-made clearing in the woods, derived from the Middle English word hewett (from the Old English hiewet, a derivative of heawan, meaning "to chop, to hew").
- Mason is one of several LGBT+ characters in the Teen Wolf series, including Danny, Ethan, Caitlin, Emily, Corey, and Brett.
- Mason wears size 10 shoes, as evidenced when Scott and Stiles found his bloody footprints at a crime scene after Mason had inadvertently transformed into the Beast and attacked Jordan Parrish.
- Mason is a genetic chimera, though rather than becoming one due to an organ or tissue transplant like the other Chimeras, Mason became one because he absorbed his twin in the womb, in what is called fetal resorption syndrome.
- Mason has been shown to have many similarities to Stiles Stilinski:
- They are both (mostly) humans whose best friends (Scott for Stiles and Liam for Mason) are werewolves.
- They are both incredibly smart and very good at problem-solving and researching, and have gone out of their way to learn as much as possible about the supernatural in order to help their friends.
- They have both been possessed by the spirits of supernatural killers, who used their bodies to cause chaos, injury, and death to those around them; for Stiles, it was the Nogitsune, and for Mason, it was Sebastien Valet/the Beast of Gevaudan. Additionally, both will have to deal with the emotional/psychological aftermath of the deaths and destruction they caused during their possessions, even despite knowing that it wasn't truly their fault since they were not in control of their bodies at the time.
- In season 6, he fills in Stiles' role both for both Scott and Liam, the latter of which seems to have his own "sub-pack" within the McCall pack consisting of Liam, Mason, Corey and Hayden.
- In season 6A finale, Stiles gives his Mason his aluminum bat, essentially passing the torch to Mason who will have to help Liam keep Beacon Hills safe in Scott and Stiles's absense.
- Liam and Mason (Best Friends)
- Mason and Corey (Boyfriends)
- Mason and Scott (Friends/Packmates)
- Kira and Mason (Friends/Packmates)
- Lydia and Mason (Friends/Packmates)
- Malia and Mason (Friends/Packmates)
- Mason and Stiles (Friends/Packmates)
- Hayden and Mason (Friends/Packmates)
- Brett and Mason (Friends/Allies)
- Mason and Melissa (Allies)
- Deaton and Mason (Allies)
- Mason and Sheriff (Allies)
- Mason and Theo (Enemies)