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Scott and Stiles' close, unwavering friendship is known to be the main relationship in the entire Teen Wolf series, and though the two have gone through rough patches in the time they've been friends, they always come through it in the end with their bond even stronger than ever. They have been best friends at least since early childhood, and have been said to be inseparable from their respective parents, teachers, and mutual friends alike.
After Scott was bitten and turned into a Werewolf by Peter Hale in Season 1's Wolf Moon, Stiles became his closest confidante and was the main factor in helping Scott retain his humanity as he learned how to control his lycanthropy, along with help from Scott's then-girlfriend Allison Argent. In time, Scott and Stiles formed a two-person pack that would ultimately become the foundation for the McCall Pack, which grew to include nearly a dozen people, both supernatural and human, who have come and gone throughout the seasons.
The two worked as a pair, with Stiles as the "brains" and Scott as the "brawn" in order to solve and deal with supernatural threats such as Peter's reign as Alpha, the Kanima, the Darach, and the Alpha Pack, gaining help from their friends Allison, Lydia Martin, Derek Hale, and Isaac Lahey, among many others. While under the influence of wolfsbane poisoning, it was Stiles who convinced Scott not to kill himself by setting himself on fire as a result of the wolfsbane increasing Scott's pre-existing belief that the constant death and harm caused to those around him was directly caused by his existence; Stiles reminded him that they were more than just friends, they were brothers, and that Stiles needed him in his life - his way of saying he loves him.
Throughout the second half of Season 3, Scott did everything in his power to save Stiles from his possession by the Nogitsune, and no matter how many people told him that the only way to prevent the deaths of innocent civilians was to kill Stiles, Scott refused to believe that Stiles couldn't be saved and ultimately found a way to free him from his possession. Scott and Stiles continued to protect and defend each other through other supernatural threats throughout the following seasons, including the Deadpool, the resurrected Werejaguar Kate Argent, and the Alpha-status-hungry Peter Hale. Although their friendship was briefly fractured due to the manipulations of Theo Raeken, it didn't take long before Scott and Stiles were working together again, eventually reconciling and teaming up once again to reunite the McCall Pack. Since Scott, Stiles, and the rest of the pack defeated the Beast of Gevaudan, the Dread Doctors, and Theo, Scott and Stiles' friendship is stronger than ever.
In Season 6, Stiles was abducted by the Ghost Riders of the Wild Hunt and was subsequently erased from existence, but even despite the fact that Stiles was removed from the memories of his loved ones, Scott, along with Lydia Martin and Malia Tate, quickly figured out that something was wrong based on the gaps in their memories. Scott then dedicated himself to figuring out who Stiles was, going so far as to nearly freeze to death in an attempt to trigger his repressed memories in hopes that by doing so, he could open a rift and bring Stiles back. The combined efforts of Scott, Malia, and Lydia eventually did just that, and Stiles played a major role in helping the pack defeat Garrett Douglas and the Ghost Riders. Afterward, when Scott, Stiles, Lydia, and Malia all graduated from high school, Scott and Stiles reminded each other that they both loved and needed one another despite the fact that they were going to colleges on opposite sides of the country.
In Season 6B, Scott (as well as the other main members of the McCall Pack, Lydia, and Malia) continued on with their lives while missing Stiles, who was doing an internship with the FBI in Quantico, Virginia. Shortly after Stiles left, a creature known as the Anuk-ite, an ancient and powerful shapeshifter who was locked up by the Wild Hunt and was subsequently released when the pack brought Stiles and the other captives of the Ghost Riders back to Beacon Hills, arrived in town, causing Scott, Malia and Lydia to postpone their college plans; by doing so, they went against what Stiles wanted for them, which was for them to leave Beacon Hills and get on with their lives.
Ever since this point, Scott has struggled with whether or not to bring Stiles back into the fold, acknowledging that they need his help (as well as the fact that he would be mad if he knew what they were trying to do without them) but not wanting to tear him away from an opportunity that Stiles has clearly been thrilled to be taking. Stiles ended up coming back on his own after his internship with the FBI led him to Derek Hale, who had been blamed for the murder of a large Werewolf pack in Brazil and who had heard about the Hunter army led by Gerard Argent and Tamora Monroe, who had their sights set on destroying the supernatural world once and for all. Stiles and Scott once again led the pack to defeat the Anuk-ite and Monroe's army. Two years after the defeat of these threats, Stiles met up with Scott and Alec, a new Beta Werewolf, as well as the rest of the pack.
Scott and Stiles have proved time and time again how deeply they care about each other. They've said "I need you" on multiple occasions to each other and it's become their version of saying they love each other and consider each other family.
Scott and Stiles are also known as Sciles (and are less commonly known as Skittles or McStilinski) by fans
It is unknown when exactly Scott and Stiles met, but they have known each other at least since the third grade, judging by comments made by Sheriff Stilinski, Melissa McCall, and Scott and Stiles themselves. According to Scott, the small scar on his cheek is from when he and Stiles were playing lacrosse in the McCall House when they were kids, during which time Scott dove to catch a ball Stiles threw toward him, landed on the glass coffee table, and shattered it, cutting his face and forcing him to get three stitches. ("Insatiable") They also apparently used to skateboard in the tunnels under the water treatment plant until Sheriff Stilinski caught them and forbade them from going back, suggesting that Scott and Stiles have been troublemakers from a young age. ("Ouroboros")
Throughout Teen Wolf
In Wolf Moon, they are first seen interacting when Stiles ventures to Scott's house without his knowledge. Scott, hearing a noise, grabs a bat and walks to the front porch, ready to defend himself against the intruder. Stiles then drops down, scaring both Scott and himself. Scott, annoyed, asks Stiles what he was doing. He told Scott that he wasn't answering his phone and asks why he has a bat, to which he responds he believed he was a predator. Stiles then proceeds to tell him about the body found in the woods, which he knew by listening in to his dad's police call and tells them they're going to check it out. They make it there and begin looking around. Scoot wonders why it's so fascinating to find a dead body, and Stiles reminds him that almost nothing happens in this town.
In Pack Mentality,
In Magic Bullet,
In The Tell,
In Heart Monitor,
In Night School,
In Wolf's Bane,
In Code Breaker,
In Shape Shifted,
In Ice Pick,
In Party Guessed,
In Master Plan,
In Chaos Rising,
In Motel California,
In The Overlooked,
In Alpha Pact,
In Lunar Ellipse,
In Letharia Vulpina,
In Echo House,
In The Divine Move,
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, Stiles was at Beacon Hills Memorial Hospital with Melissa McCall, waiting for news about Sheriff Stilinski, who had just been rushed into surgery after being attacked by a then-unknown Chimera and was in critical condition. When Melissa informed Stiles that she had texted Scott and that he would be there at any moment, Stiles became upset and told her not to call anyone else, as he was overwhelmed and blamed Scott for trusting Theo Raeken.
Scott, however, was still suffering the side-effects of his own injuries caused by Theo prior to his brief death and subsequent resurrection, and it took him longer than expected to make it to the hospital. After being awoken by Jordan Parrish, who had just found a catatonic Lydia in the woods, Scott learned about Sheriff's condition and rushed to the hospital to both comfort Stiles and inform him about Lydia's similarly-precarious situation. Unfortunately, upon Scott's arrival, Stiles became furious and attacked Scott, shoving him against the wall before throwing him onto the ground and pinning him there while he demanded to know where Scott was when his father was being attacked, though he had already been informed by Theo that Scott was already in danger prior to giving him the Sheriff's location.
After Melissa and Dr. Geyer pulled the two apart, Scott pointed out that Sheriff Stilinski wasn't the only one who was hurt, and Stiles, assuming that Scott was talking about himself, scoffed and remarked that Scott would heal, not realizing that Scott was actually talking about Lydia. Once Stiles returned from his failed attempt to visit Lydia, where he was rebuffed by Natalie Martin, he rejoined Scott, Melissa, and Parrish in the morgue, though he made sure to keep his distance from his estranged best friend while they discussed the Sheriff and Lydia's current conditions and Theo's upcoming plans.
In the morgue, they determined that Theo was trying to locate the Nemeton in Lydia's mind to gain an advantage, and had the Sheriff attacked to ensure that no one would interfere with Liam's attempt to kill Scott. When Parrish insisted that they needed to find Theo, Melissa argued that it was too dangerous, since he almost killed Scott and tried to have the Sheriff killed as well. Stiles replied that Theo made it clear he didn't want the Sheriff to die, but Parrish was skeptical that they should believe him. Despite the numerous warnings, Stiles decided that he needed to talk to Theo since he could have information on how to save his father, and only reluctantly allowed Scott to accompany him to do so due to the fact that Theo didn't know he had survived their fight.
The two then went to the McCall House, where Scott hid in the upstairs hallway and eavesdropped on Stiles' conversation with Theo in the foyer, during which time Theo revealed his Werewolf-Werecoyote Chimera nature and admitted to knowing what the Dread Doctors were planning and what creature Parrish was, though he was unwilling to share the information. After a tense ending that led to Theo shoving Stiles against the steps so hard that he briefly blacked out, Scott managed to rouse him, only for Stiles to slap away his proffered hand. They then discussed Stiles and Theo's conversation and determined that it wasn't Theo who attacked the Sheriff, but another Chimera.
Since he had the information he needed, Stiles set off to search for the newest Chimera on his own and firmly refused Scott's help, forcing Scott to step in front of Stiles' car to stop him long enough to convince him to let him accompany him on his search, arguing that he didn't have to do it alone and that his werewolf senses could allow him to find the clues he couldn't. Stiles once again brought up the fact that Scott trusted Theo, which lead Scott to remind Stiles that he, too, had trusted Theo near the end after Theo saved Stiles' life from Josh Diaz's attack.
When Stiles reminded him that he didn't even know the true story of what happened when he killed Donovan Donati, Scott insisted that he didn't need to know, because all that mattered was saving his dad. He then argued that the two of them (and the rest of the McCall Pack) had survived the Alpha Pack, a Dark Druid, and Deadpool assassins, which meant that they could survive the Dread Doctors and Chimeras as well, an argument that eventually caused Stiles to relent and allow Scott to accompany him.
After learning that the newest Chimera was a young teenager named Noah Patrick, Scott and Stiles drove to Beacon Hills High School, where they broke into his locker to get a lock on his scent. Scott then tossed the jacket he retrieved aside, where it was caught by Malia, whom he had called for additional help despite Stiles' insistence that they do it themselves, arguing that they needed all the help that they could get and that Malia already knew what Noah looked like as a result of their previous encounter.
Scott, Stiles, and Malia tracked Noah to the railway depot, where Malia informed Scott that she and Stiles had broken up, leading Scott to admit that he and Stiles seemed to have broken up as well. In the tunnels beneath the railway depot, they found Noah, who shoved Stiles so hard that he hit the wall and was briefly knocked out again, causing Malia to tackle Noah while Scott roused Stiles awake. This time, however, Stiles took Scott's hand and allowed him to help him up rather than swatting it away, indicating that there was still hope to mend their friendship.
When it became clear that the Dread Doctors had deemed Noah to be a failure and were coming after him to kill him, Scott insisted that Stiles help Noah to safety while he and Malia, along with help from Chris Argent, slowed the Doctors down. After managing to do so, Scott, Malia, and Chris returned to the hospital, where they were relieved to hear that Sheriff Stilinski had survived the attack and would recover.
In Lie Ability,
In Maid of Gévaudan,
In Memory Lost,
In Radio Silence,
In Memory Found,
In Said the Spider to the Fly, after Scott McCall, Lydia Martin, and Malia Tate found a Hellhound named Halwyn dead in the woods, they returned to the McCall House to decide what to do next, though the three all agreed that they couldn't leave Beacon Hills until they figured out this newest threat. The debate then turned to Stiles Stilinski and whether or not they should bring him back into the fold to help them deal with this problem. Lydia argued in favor of keeping Stiles out of it, as the last time they faced a supernatural threat, they nearly lost Stiles forever. Malia, however, countered that Stiles would be furious if something big was happening and they didn't tell him about it. Scott, after taking both arguments into consideration, pointed out that his main concern was how excited he sounded in his voicemail before he left, leading Lydia to urge him to play it for them. In the voicemail on Scott's phone, Stiles informed him that he made it to Quantico, Virginia in order to start his internship with the FBI, and though he makes it clear that he misses Scott, Malia, and especially Lydia, he wants them to get out of Beacon Hills. He brought up that he knew they likely thought they couldn't leave out of fear of the city falling apart in their absence, but that Scott just needed to get in the Jeep and drive to the University of California - Davis like he planned. Despite this message, Scott, Malia and Lydia decided to stay in Beacon Hills to protect the town.
In The Wolves of War, just when the fire-fight started against Scott, Malia, Lydia, Peter, and Deucalion by Tamora Monroe and her army of Hunters seemed to be close to a win for the latter side, a Hunter appeared with a massive shotgun and was just about to shoot Scott. Suddenly, Stiles appeared in his Jeep and hit the Hunter so hard with the bumper that he flew several meters away from him. Scott was shocked as he looked at his newly-returned best friend, causing Stiles to smirk and remark, "You didn't think you were doing this without me, didja?" Before Scott could wrap his head around this, Derek, having returned to Beacon Hills after over a year of traveling the southern United States and South America, appeared and added, "Without us?" before jumping into the fight and easily taking down two Hunters. Thanks to both the distraction and the back-up from Derek and Stiles, the battle was ultimately won by the McCall Pack and their allies, though Deucalion was sadly killed in the fight. Stiles wasted no time bringing up the fact that Scott, Malia and Lydia never told him a word about what was going on with the Anuk-ite and Monroe's Army, causing Lydia to insist that they had "really good reasons" for keeping it a secret. Scott and Stiles then climbed into the Jeep when they heard Gerard's voice over the police radio, with everyone else gathering around the Jeep to listen in as well.
After quoting a passage from William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, Gerard smugly joked that Scott and the others must be feeling awfully nostalgic with the return of their dear friends Stiles and Derek before revealing that he had taken hostage Jackson Whittemore, Ethan Steiner, Jordan Parrish, and Rafael McCall in various locations and currently had Liam Dunbar, Corey Bryant, Mason Hewitt, and Melissa McCall in precarious situations that could also allow them to be harmed as well, all in an effort to lure Scott to Gerard in the Argent Arms International armory. Scott and Stiles then joined Derek, Malia, and Lydia in the Beacon Hills Animal Clinic in order to plan their next move, ultimately deciding that Scott, Malia, and Derek would go to the high school to look for the Anuk-ite while Stiles and Lydia went to the armory to rescue Jackson and retrieve Gerard's cache of Mountain Ash. After a long and brutal fight between Scott (who had gone so far as to gouge out his eyes with his claws to prevent himself from seeing the creature and being petrified into stone with its stare), Stiles arrived with the Mountain Ash]] and created a circle around it, causing its power to be rebounded upon itself and frozen into stone.
In a flashforward to 2015, Stiles was among the six total McCall Pack members (along with Scott, Lydia, Malia, Derek, and Liam) who arrived to greet Alec, a newly-turned Beta Werewolf who had been offered a place in the pack by Scott.
- Scott and Stiles' relationship is one of the longest-lasting friendships in the series, as they have known each other since they were children.
- Jackson Whittemore once called Scott and Stiles "Tweedledumb" and "Tweedledumber."
- He also once called them "Testicle Left and Right."
- Stiles gave Scott his Jeep as a goodbye present before the two left for their respective colleges, with Scott attending the University of California-Davis and Stiles attending George Washington University in Washington D.C.
- Scott and Stiles have "passed the baton" (or, in this case, Stiles' aluminum baseball bat) to Liam and Mason, who are effectively filling their places in the McCall Pack while the former two are in college.
- Both Stiles and Scott have dated their packmate Malia Tate.
- Their friendship is very similar to Allison and Lydia's sisterly friendship