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Malia: "It doesn't sound crazy. I know that someone chained me up, and I think they wanted me to stay human."
Lydia: "I came to school this morning, and I was sure I was supposed to meet someone... But I couldn't remember who it was supposed to be. I have been looking for them all day. Whoever it is... I think I loved him."
The friendship between Scott, Malia, and Lydia began at the end of Season 3B, when Malia, who had just rejoined the human world after eight years of living as a coyote in the Beacon Hills Preserve, became a member of the McCall Pack. Their friendship developed over the seasons but became incredibly close in Season 6. In the first half of the season, following Stiles' capture by the Ghost Riders of the Wild Hunt and his subsequent erasure from reality, Scott, Malia, and Lydia became closer in his absence as the three bonded in their efforts to figure out the gaps in their memories.
Together, the three fought to regain their lost memories and bring Stiles back from the Phantom Train Station, a feat they successfully completed in the season finale. In the second half of Season 6, the three put their post-high school plans on hold after Lydia had a premonition that indicated a Anuk-ite terrible threat had arrived in Beacon Hills as a result of the rift she, Scott, and Malia opened to bring Stiles and the rest of the town back from the Phantom Train Station. The three debated whether or not to inform Stiles, who was in the midst of his internship with the FBI and eventually decided to allow him to live out his dream while they tried to figure out how to protect their hometown.
The three, with help from the other members of the McCall Pack and their allies, then began to fight a war on two fronts: figuring out how to defeat the ancient Anuk-ite, an ancient, powerful shapeshifter who thrives and feeds on fear and who escaped from the Wild Hunt; and protecting the supernatural community from the army of Hunters led by Gerard Argent and Tamora Monroe, who were both influenced by and taking advantage of the fear amplified by the Anuk-ite. Despite this overwhelming confluence of factors working against them, Scott, Malia and Lydia successfully defeated both the Anuk-ite and Gerard, freeing the town from their malevolent influences and allowing the human and supernatural communities to bind together and fight for each other. The three were last seen in Tennessee with Derek Hale, Liam Dunbar, and Chris Argent, where they have been recruiting young, orphaned supernatural creatures to their pack in hopes of protecting them from Monroe's growing Hunter army.
This trio is also known as Scalydia or McMarte by fans.
Throughout Teen Wolf
In More Bad Than Good, Scott McCall and Lydia Martin, along with their friends Allison Argent, Stiles Stilinski, and Isaac Lahey, set off to save Malia Tate, who was still in her full-coyote form in the Beacon Hills Preserve, from her adoptive father, Henry Tate, who believed her to be the coyote who killed his daughters and wife. While Lydia and Stiles worked to figure out what significance the doll at the car crash scene meant to Malia, Scott set off to use his Alpha Roar to force Malia to shift back, a plan that was ultimately successful in returning Malia to the human world where she belonged.
In The Divine Move, Malia registers into Beacon Hills High School, sharing a friendly glance at Lydia, and later seen at Scott's house as he helps her control her shift. It has been implied that between the end of The Divine Move and the beginning of Season 4, Malia Tate became a member of the McCall Pack, and spent at least one full moon with Lydia Martin and Scott McCall (along with Stiles Stilinski and Kira Yukimura) at the Martin Family lake house.
In The Dark Moon,
In The Benefactor,
In Time of Death,
In A Novel Approach,
In Required Reading,
In Lies of Omission,
In The Last Chimera,
In Lie Ability,
In Maid of Gévaudan,
In Memory Lost,
In Radio Silence,
In Memory Found,
- Scott, Malia, and Lydia have become best friends over the seasons, especially after Stiles Stilinski was captured by the Ghost Riders, as their attempts to bring him back to the real world made them grow even closer to one another than they were before. This bond grew even stronger in the second half of Season 6, when Stiles was in Virginia during his internship with the FBI.
- Scott, Malia, and Lydia are also the three people who are closest to Stiles, aside from his father, Noah Stilinski.
- This trio is unique, as each member is not the same supernatural species as the other.