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I have a son. His name is Mieczyslaw Stilinski... But we call him Stiles. I remember. When Stiles was a little kid, he couldn't say his first name. I don't know why, it pretty much rolls off the tongue. But, uh... the closest he could get was "mischief." His mother called him that until... I remember when, uh... When Stiles first got his Jeep. It belonged to his mother-- she wanted him to have it. The first time when he took a spin behind the wheel, he went straight into a ditch. I gave him his first roll of duct tape that day. He was always getting into trouble, but he always had a good heart. Always. We're here tonight because my goofball son decided to drag Scott, his greatest friend in the world, into the woods to see a dead body.


Sheriff Noah Stilinski, more commonly referred to as simply Sheriff or Stilinski, is a main character on Teen Wolf. He is the son of Elias Stilinski and an unknown mother, the husband of the late Claudia Stilinski and the father of Stiles Stilinski. As Sheriff of Beacon County, California, Sheriff has witnessed a lot of phenomena that could not be explained, but it wasn't until Season 3 that he finally learned the truth about the supernatural world within Beacon Hills. Since then, he has worked as an ally to his son and his supernatural friends to try to both protect them and the town at large from supernatural threats. Though he finds it difficult to balance his duty as the Sheriff and his duty as a "pack parent," Sheriff has managed successfully dedicate himself to both roles.

Sheriff is good friends with Melissa McCall, Chris Argent, Jordan Parrish, and Derek Hale, and appears to have some romantic feelings for Natalie Martin. He is a member of the Stilinski Family and is also an ally of the McCall Pack.

Early Life Edit

Noah was born to Elias Stilinski, an Army engineer, and an unnamed mother in the mid-20th century. Elias was known for being both emotionally and physically abusive, and on at least one occasion, Noah stepped in to protect his mother, causing his father to throw him into a glass coffee table; his shoulder was scarred, and tiny fragments of glass remain even in the present. ("Sundowning") Upon graduating from high school, Noah served in the United States Army for an unknown amount of time. ("The Fox and the Wolf")

Once his enlistment ended, he returned home and went to college, where he met and fell in love with Claudia Stilinski, with whom he eventually married and had a son, who was named Mieczyslaw after her father and who goes by the nickname Stiles. ("Sundowning"), ("The Tell") After graduating from college, Noah became a Sheriff's deputy, where he worked his way up the ladder until being elected Sheriff in the early 2000s. ("Visionary"), ("The Girl Who Knew Too Much"), ("Alpha Pact") At some point in his marriage, Claudia was diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia, a devastating illness that caused her numerous ailments such as insomnia, sleepwalking, delusions, and an inability to tell dreams from reality. ("Riddled")

During his time as a Sheriff's deputy, Stilinski was tasked with investigating a murder of a young man, who, unbeknownst to him, was a Beta werewolf, causing him to have a run-in with the boy's Alpha, Ennis, who was extremely distraught over his Beta's death and who physically threatened Stilinski until he was told to back off. ("Currents") It was implied that Stilinski questioned Chris Argent regarding this death but ultimately had no proof to charge him with anything, not knowing that it was actually Chris' father Gerard who had killed the Beta after torturing him. ("Alpha Pact") Stilinski was so successful at his job as a Sheriff's deputy that he was eventually elected Sheriff of Beacon County, though he continued to personally investigate cases and go to active crime scenes.

After his promotion, Stilinski was one of the police officers who found the mauled Julia Baccari in the Beacon Hills Preserve after she was attacked by Kali, another Alpha werewolf who had killed her own pack and attempted to kill Julia, her Emissary, to join Deucalion's Alpha Pack, though this, too, was unknown to Sheriff at the time. ("The Girl Who Knew Too Much", "The Overlooked") His first case as a Sheriff was investigating the car crash that killed the female members of the Tate Family, including Evelyn, her biological daughter, and presumably her adopted daughter Malia, who was never found by assumed to have been dragged away and eaten by coyotes. ("Anchors")

In the early 2000s, Stilinski dealt with a stressful situation with Claudia when, during a delusional episode, she went up to the roof of Beacon Hills Memorial Hospital. When he found her up there, she claimed that she needed to get away because she was sure that Stiles was trying to kill her, and knew that Sheriff didn't believe her about this. Stilinski remained calm and reminded her that this was just the delusions talking and that Stiles, as a young child and her only son, couldn't possibly want to do her harm. When the young Stiles followed them up to the roof, Claudia once again accused him of trying to kill her and even lunged at him, clawing at him furiously until she was presumably stopped by her husband. ("Required Reading")

In 2004, Sheriff was called to the scene of another car crash, where a young girl's car had overturned upon impact and knew she was about to die. Sheriff decided to stay with her and comfort her until she passed, but became alarmed when the girl suddenly squeezed his hand so hard he was sure she would break his bones. She then told him, "If you want to be with her, you need to leave now," alluding to Sheriff's wife Claudia, who had since been permanently hospitalized at Beacon Hills Memorial Hospital. Sheriff, not knowing that the girl was a Banshee who had a premonition of Claudia's death, and not believing that she could possibly know that his wife was sick, ignored this warning and stayed with the girl until she finally died. Afterward, he returned to the hospital to visit his wife, where he found the nine-year-old Stiles waiting sadly in the hallway and learned that Claudia had, in fact, died just as the girl had predicted. ("Alpha Pact")

At his wife's funeral, Sheriff saw how distraught Stiles was at the loss of his mother and assured him that he would always have him, which is what initiated the even closer bond the two would develop as a result of being each other's only remaining family. ("The Last Chimera") It has been implied that in the years following Claudia's death, Stilinski skirted the line between recreational drinking and alcoholism with his fondness for whiskey, to the point where he was encouraged to limit his drinking by his fellow deputies. ("Alpha Pact")

Throughout Teen WolfEdit

In Wolf Moon, Sheriff Stilinski and his deputies went out to the Beacon Hills Preserve with cadaver dogs after the emergency dispatcher received a call from a jogger who found half of the body of a dead young woman in the woods. While they were searching, Stilinski saw that one of his deputies and his cadaver dog had run into his son Stiles during the search and immediately identified him to the deputy before bringing him aside to chastise him for listening to his phone calls. He then assumed that Stiles' best friend Scott McCall was with him, which was technically true, but since Scott was having issues with his asthma and struggled to keep up with Stiles, Stiles covered for him by saying that he had elected to stay home to get a good night's sleep for lacrosse try-outs the next day. Stilinski called out for Scott, not believing his son's obvious lie, but when he got no response, Stilinski simply sighed in annoyance and ordered Stiles to leave while he and the deputies continued the search for the other half of the body. However, they didn't seem to have any luck finding the rest of the body, which was located on the other side of the woods, where, unbeknownst to Stilinski or the others, Scott stumbled upon it before being bitten by an Alpha werewolf.

In Second Chance at First Line, Stilinski was spotted at Beacon Hills High School by Scott and Stiles as he talked to the principal. Stiles asked Scott to use his werewolf hearing to eavesdrop on their conversation, which allowed him to hear Sheriff inform the principal that he was instituting a town-wide curfew of 9:30PM for everyone under the age of eighteen as a result of the recent murder victim found in the preserve, whose top half had still yet to be found. The two discussed Derek Hale, who they believed to both be the murderer and the werewolf who bit Scott, and how they could possibly inform the Sheriff about his involvement without bringing up the fact that he was a shapeshifter, and ultimately decided that they needed to find the other half of the body.

After the boys sneaked to the Hale House ruins and found the other half of the body buried in the side yard with a wolfsbane plant tied to a rope spiral (revealing that the victim was also a werewolf), they called Sheriff Stilinski to tell him what they found. Stilinski had Derek arrested and put in the backseat of his cruiser before leaving to talk to one of the deputies. Moments later, he caught Stiles talking to Derek in the cruiser and pulled it out before suspiciously questioning his son on how they came upon the rest of the body, leading Stiles to accidentally admit that he and Scott were indeed in the woods the night that the first half of the body was found. Sheriff, frustrated by Stiles meddling in his work, once again ordered him to leave, which Stiles did without question.

After the lacrosse game that night, Stilinski met up with Stiles on the sidelines to update him on what he had learned, which was that the medical examiner had finally completed the autopsy on the victim, who was not only identified as Laura Hale, Derek Hale's older sister, but who was also determined to be killed by an animal and not a human. Since, as far as Stilinski knew, Derek was a human and not an animal, they were forced to release him from jail.

In Pack Mentality, Sheriff Stilinski and his fellow deputies began to investigate the mauling of Garrison Myers by what they believed to be a wild animal, but who was really mauled by a werewolf. Scott, who had a dream the previous night in which he mauled Allison Argent in the exact same location where Garrison was found, was extremely concerned when Stilinski came to the Beacon Hills Animal Clinic with one of the dogs in the Beacon County Sheriff's Department K9 Unit, as he was still unsure if or how he was involved in the mauling and was afraid that Sheriff had made a connection between them. However, Sheriff explained that he was there so the dog could get his stitches out, as well as to give Dr. Deaton some files on the recent mauling to get assistance in figuring out who had attacked Laura Hale and Garrison Myers.

In The Tell, Stilinski and Stiles were parked in Stilinski's cruiser, where they were eating fast food for dinner. Stiles protested when his father tried to eat his curly fries, since he was insistent that his father stay healthy, but Stilinski retorted that since he was carrying a lethal weapon, he would eat whatever he wanted. However, before they could argue further, the emergency dispatcher called Sheriff to inform him of a possible 187, or a homicide, at Video 2*C. Sheriff and Stiles then immediately rushed to the video rental store, where Jackson Whittemore and Lydia Martin witnessed the store's cashier, Leveque, being mauled by a monstrous creature, who, unbeknownst to them, was the Alpha werewolf. Sheriff Stilinski immediately had the area cordoned off before going to speak with Jackson and Lydia, who immediately demanded to just go home. Sheriff argued that Jackson had hit his head pretty hard when a shelf of DVDs fell on him and insisted that the EMTs should check to make sure he didn't get a concussion, but Jackson angrily called him a "minimum-wage rent-a-cop," which ultimately led Sheriff to let them go home.

The next day, Stilinski went into Stiles' bedroom to ask him if he was going to be hearing good news at that evening's parent-teacher conference at the high school, and when Stiles asked what his definition of "good news" was, Sheriff gave him a look and stated that it was straight-A's and no behavioral issues. Before leaving for the conference, Sheriff stopped by the animal clinic to see if Deaton had made any headway on the animal that killed Laura Hale and mauled Garrison Myers and Leveque. Deaton, seemingly nervous about Sheriff's line of questioning, insisted that he wasn't an expert, but Sheriff reminded him that he was pretty certain the attacker was a mountain lion the last time they spoke. Sheriff then showed Deaton some of the surveillance footage from the attack at the video rental store, and though Deaton seemed to recognize the creature, he claimed he had never seen an animal go from walking on all fours to walking on two legs like that before. Sheriff seemed suspicious of Deaton when he changed the subject to the fact that he had a sick dog he needed to treat, but ultimately thanked him for humoring him before he left for the high school.

At the parent-teacher conference, Stilinski met with Coach Finstock, where he immediately became annoyed when Coach seemed confused about Stiles' name; Coach believed "Stiles" was Stiles' last name, and teased Sheriff for naming his child "Stiles Stilinski." Frustrated, Sheriff explained that "Stiles" was his nickname and that his real given name (which was neither said aloud or shown in print) was Stiles' late mother's father's name, which led the conversation to become awkward. They then moved onto the discussion about Stiles' experience at school, and Coach informed him that while Stiles is a great kid who is very smart, he lacked the ability to focus and didn't take advantage of his full potential. Coach went on to say that Stiles detailed the entire history of male circumcision on his midterm exam, and when the horrified Sheriff tried to suggest that maybe there was historical significance, Coach pointed out that he taught economics, to which Sheriff's response was "Aw, crap."

At the end of the conference, the growling of an animal was heard in the parking lot, and Sheriff, along with Chris Argent, pulled out his gun to investigate. When he was chasing down the animal, which was soon revealed to be a mountain lion, Sheriff was lightly bumped by a car and fell to the ground.

In Heart Monitor, Stilinski did not appear, but he was mentioned several times by Stiles, who continued to give Scott the cold shoulder through much of the episode out of anger that he was more concerned with protecting Allison from being hurt at the school in the previous episode than he was his father. Scott asked him how Stilinski was doing after being bumped by a moving car, but Stiles wouldn't answer him.

In Night School, after Stiles, Scott, Allison, Jackson, and Lydia were trapped in the high school by the Alpha, the five debated whether or not they should call the police to help them, as the latter three were unaware that the supernatural was involved and were under the assumption that a serial killer was trying to hurt them. Finally, Lydia called the Beacon County Sheriff's Station, but the dispatcher informed her that she had already been warned that there would be prank calls from the high school before hanging up on her, leaving them all helpless.

At the end of the night, after they were all freed from the school, Sheriff Stilinski arrived outside and asked Scott if he was sure that Derek Hale was responsible for killing the janitor earlier in the night. Mistakenly believing that Derek had been killed by the Alpha and too afraid of the powerful werewolf to implicate him in the murders and risk exposing the supernatural to the police, Scott nodded, and Stiles confirmed his story by claiming that he saw it as well. Stilinski then grimly informed the boys that the deputies were still looking for the janitor's body, as it wasn't where the kids said it was.

In Lunatic, Stiles became extremely concerned after Scott escaped his restraints during the full moon and escaped and began driving around the town in order to try to find him. He came upon a crime scene complete with ambulances and police vehicles and ran toward it, afraid that Scott had accidentally killed his father. However, when he found that it was simply a car accident that his father was investigating, he rushed over to Sheriff Stilinski to give him a hug in relief that he was okay.

In Wolf's Bane, Sheriff Stilinski, along with many of his deputies, tracked Derek to the high school and began chasing him in their cruisers while he ran on foot, not realizing that both Stiles and Scott ended up helping him by driving his car (whilst being chased by Argent Hunters) and picking him up.

The next day, Stilinski went to Stiles' bedroom to talk to him, not knowing that Derek had just broken into Stiles' bedroom to hide out from the police. He thought he heard Stiles say "Derek," but Stiles insisted he just said Dad as he walked into the hallway and closed the door behind him to talk to him. Stilinski shrugged off Stiles' uncharacteristic weirdness and informed him that he had some work to take care of, but would still be there that night to see Stiles finally playing in his first lacrosse game. Stiles, who completely forgot about the game, tried to play along, and Stilinski added that he was proud of him before asking him if Coach Finstock was really going to let him play in that game. Stiles, still overwhelmed by the fact that he was harboring a fugitive in his bedroom, replied that he was actually going to be on first line, and Stilinski gave him a hug and repeated that he was proud of him before leaving for work.

Stilinski's urgent work was ultimately revealed to be questioning Adrian Harris about why Derek had gone after him. Harris reluctantly admitted that it was about something that had happened six years ago and insisted it was before he had gotten sober. He went on to tell Stilinski that he had met a woman at a bar, with whom he had many drinks, and who had asked him a lot of questions about what he did for a living. Harris explained that he was so excited to talk to someone who actually seemed interested in chemistry after teaching bored students year after year that he didn't even question why she wanted to know how to melt the lock off of a bank vault or how to dissolve a body to get away with murder.

Stilinski correctly assumed that this woman also asked him how to start a fire and get away with arson, and Harris nervously admitted that a week later, the Hale House had burned down. The Sheriff was appalled that Harris never said anything when it happened, but Harris insisted that confessing to being an accomplice would have ended his teaching career. When Stilinski asked him if he knew what the woman's name was or where she was from, Harris made it clear that he didn't before informing him that he was going to give him the only clue he had, which was the same clue he gave to Laura Hale when she came to him prior to her death (as well as the same clue he had given Derek Hale the previous night, though he didn't mention this to Sheriff Stilinski)-- a drawing of a pendant that the woman was wearing. Harris assured Stilinski that if he found the woman wearing that necklace, he would find the arsonist. Stilinski then coldly corrected him by telling him that she was a murderer, not an arsonist, because arson happens to property, and what the person who set the Hale House fire did killed nearly a dozen people.

In Co-Captain, Sheriff Stilinski was seen investigating all the recent murders by going over each of their case files in hopes of finding a connection between them. He was able to piece together that all the victims were related to the Hale House Fire in one way or another, but was still unable to figure out who actually set the fire in in the first place. While he was working at the kitchen table in the Stilinski House, Stiles returned home to find him going over the files and decided to sit next to him to try to learn more about the case so he could inform Scott, who was trying to figure it out as well from a supernatural perspective. The Sheriff asked Stiles to pour him one shot of whiskey into his glass, indicating he was working hard to restrain himself from going overboard, but Stiles, who had thus far been unsuccessful in getting information from his father, poured him a large glass, murmuring that he would be going to hell for doing so under his breath due to his desire to find out what the Sheriff knew about the murders.

Sheriff was so absorbed with his work that he drank from the glass without even noticing how full it was, causing him to get very drunk very quickly. Sheriff then revealed details of what he had learned to Stiles, such as the fact that he didn't think that Derek Hale was the killer and that the Sheriff's station was unable to get a good mugshot of him because the flash kept flaring off of his eyes. Near the end of the evening, when the Sheriff was nearly asleep, he remarked that he missed Stiles and missed Claudia, causing Stiles to feel so guilty that he prevented the Sheriff from pouring himself another drink.

In Formality, the Sheriff pulls over a speeding car on a rainy night, when he approaches the speeding vehicle after it pulls over, he discovers that it's Allison Argent, his son's friend. She's crying, insisting that she's not doing to avoid a ticket, she then demands that the Sheriff give her one. However, Stilinski can't bring himself to do it as he feels bad for Allison, so he's willing to let her go on warning, but she continues to insist that she get a ticket to prove that she's not trying to manipulate him. Stilinski only wants to make sure she gets home safely.

In Code Breaker, The night of the winter formal, Stilinski isn't aware that Stiles took Lydia Martin, so when she is attacked on the lacrosse field, Stilinski sets his sights on Jackson Whittemore. Once Jackson arrives at Beacon Hills Memorial Hospital to check on Lydia, Stilinski rushes him, demanding to know what happened as she is his girlfriend, Jackson corrects him, saying she was his girlfriend. They broke up, meaning she didn't go to the dance with him, the Sheriff then asks who took her, Jackson says it was Stiles. He begins a search for his son, when Stiles eventually shows up, the Sheriff demands to know what attacked Lydia. Stiles tells him that everything that's going on has something to do with the Hale and the fire, and that he might know him better than he let on.

The Sheriff reminds his son that he's elected to his job so hanging around with suspected murderers would not reflect well upon him, then telling Stiles that he knows the Hale House fire was arson and it was orchestrated by a young woman wearing a specific necklace, a pendant with a wolf on it. The following day, the Sheriff finds Kate Argent's dead body in the Hale House with the Argent Pendant on her. It's all the evidence he needs to close the case.


In Omega, the Sheriff arranges a search after Lydia goes missing from the hospital, the Sheriff requests a description, to which Stiles relays all the relevant details, and then the Sheriff sends him home. Kate Argent's grave is desecrated by some kind of unknown creature, the next morning the Sheriff interviews Isaac Lahey, he suspects that Isaac is being abused by his father, however, he's not sure. He asks Issac about his black eye and knows that he's lying when he said he got it at school. The Sheriff is on crowd control at Kate's funeral, it is then that he catches Scott and Stiles spying on the funeral and brings them back to his police car, he then receives a call for a 415A in an ambulance on Route 5 and Post. The Sheriff turns around to talk to the boys, but they have both fled the car, so he heads to the scene of the crime. Stiles meets up with his father there, and Lydia comes stumbling out of the woods naked,The Sheriff gives her his coat.

In Shape Shifted, When Mr. Lahey is killed, the Sheriff shows up at the school to arrest Isaac for his possible involvment in his father's death, he then questions Jackson due to him living across the street. Jackson confirms that Isaac's dad was beating the crap out of him out of him on a daily basis, Stilinski is shocked that Jackson never felt the need to tell anyone about it despite him being fully aware, he says "it's funny that the kids getting beaten up are always the ones that least deserve it." As he leaves the office, he ignores Stiles who is hiding behind a magazine. Law enforcment takes Isaac into custody and put him in a holding cell at the station, that night when the Sheriff enters the station, the holding cell is busted open, a hunter dressed as a deputy is unconscious on the floor, and Stiles is standing in the middle of the room.

In Abomination,

In Venomous,

In Frenemy,

In Restraint,

In Raving,

In Party Guessed,

In Fury,

In Battlefield,

In Master Plan,


In The Last Chimera,

In Damnatio Memoriae,

In The Sword and the Spirit, Sheriff Stilinski, who was still recovering from being attacked by Noah Patrick in Status Asthmaticus, was at Beacon Hills Hospital when nearly thirty bodies, who were slaughtered by the newly-resurrected Beast of Gevaudan, were brought to the morgue after being found in the sewers by Chris Argent. When Sheriff saw how distraught Jordan Parrish was and walked over to him, using a cane for support, to comfort him. He immediately guessed that Parrish was worried that his Hellhound dreams were coming true and claimed that they weren't. When Parrish protested that there were twenty-four bodies, Sheriff stated that this was why he would be going back to the station to look into all the missing persons reports from the past several weeks, as that is what police officers do.

However, once Parrish left to do as he was told, Stiles, Scott, and Kira arrived to inform the Sheriff about what they had learned about the Beast. After they determined that the Dread Doctors had hidden the bodies of the people the Beast had killed to protect it like a parent protects their child, Sheriff admitted that they needed to figure out what supernatural creature Parrish was, because it seemed as though his dreams really were coming true.

The next day at school, Scott and Stiles ran into Deputy Strauss at the high school and asked him why he was holding such a powerful shotgun. Strauss confessed that the Sheriff ordered them to carry the shotguns but wouldn't explain why, causing the two to ask him what his theories were about what was going on. Strauss then stated that he wondered if it was supernatural, indicating he may have been picking up on the Sheriff's behavior.

In Amplification, Sheriff Stilinski and several other deputies, including Valerie Clark, were pursuing various dispatch reports that described sightings of the Beast of Gevaudan. Despite Sheriff's protests, Scott and Stiles were listening to the police radio in Stiles' Jeep while they followed the police. When Stiles realized that all of the sightings seemed to be indicating that the Beast was heading to Beacon Hills Memorial Hospital, he informed Sheriff of his suspicions before he and Scott followed them there. Sheriff arrived at the hospital first, and he led the boys through the halls with his gun out as they looked for the Beast.

After Scott heard a noise and pinpointed the Beast's location as being on the fourth floor, Sheriff and the boys made their way there and arrived just in time to see the Beast throw a flaming Jordan Parrish all the way down the hall until he hit the wall and fell onto the floor. Sheriff allowed Scott to investigate the Beast while he checked on Parrish, who seemed to be in a Hellhound-trance where Cerberus was in control until Sheriff managed to snap him out of it. Sheriff, Scott, and Stiles then find that the Beast's bloody paw prints made a trail that eventually turned into bloody shoe prints, indicating that the Beast's shapeshifting abilities were unique.

The next day, Sheriff met with Stiles in his office after the latter learned about Gabriel Valack's plans to perform trephination on Lydia Martin at Eichen House from Alan Deaton. Sheriff assured Stiles that he was doing everything he could to get Lydia out of Eichen House, since they were under the impression that Valack's procedure would not only kill Lydia, but cause her amplified dying Banshee scream to also kill everyone around her. However, Sheriff made it clear that their best chance was to get Lydia's mother, Natalie Martin, to check her out, since, as Lydia's legal guardian, they would have to prove that she was unfit as a parent, a process that could take months, and trephination is technically still a valid medical procedure.

Stiles, discouraged by this news, asked if he really meant that there was nothing they could do, Sheriff corrected and insisted that that was all they could do legally, suggesting that they may have to work outside of the system to save Lydia. It is this statement that led Stiles and the rest of the McCall Pack to commit to their plan to infiltrate Eichen House and break her out. When Stiles went to Jordan Parrish to ask for his assistance in driving the deputy's van to Eichen House, Parrish was hesitant and initially disbelieved Stiles when he said that their plan had Sheriff Stilinski's full support. When Stiles asked him how he thought he got the keys to the van if the Sheriff hadn't given them the okay, Parrish retorted that he assumed that Stiles stole them before ultimately agreeing to help.

While they put the final touches on the plan, Sheriff Stilinski went to Beacon Hills High School to talk to Natalie himself in hopes of convincing her to check Lydia out and saving the pack the trouble of breaking her out themselves. However, Natalie was not interested in what he had to say and tried to get him to leave, to no avail. When the Sheriff reminded her that she knew about the closed unit at Eichen House and what the staff does there, Natalie retorted that what she did know was how to survive in Beacon Hills.

She went on to tell Sheriff several stories, including how her mother-in-law, Lorraine Martin, predicted the death of her wife Maddy, as well as how she once had a terrible feeling in college that something had happened to her sister, only to find out that she was in the hospital with a burst appendix. When Natalie pointed out that these situations happen to everyone and asked Sheriff if he knew what they were called, the Sheriff retorted, "Undeniable proof of the supernatural?", but Natalie, unimpressed by his attitude, insisted it was simply coincidence. Left with no other options, Sheriff handed Natalie the file with all of the photos of the supernatural victims of Gabriel Valack's trephination experiments and suggested that reading it would help her redefine her meaning of "coincidence."

In A Credible Threat, Stiles went to the Sheriff's station to talk to Sheriff Stilinski to ask him to cancel the charity lacrosse game, as he and the rest of the McCall Pack had a theory that the Dread Doctors would be using frequencies to force the Beast of Gevaudan's vessel to shift and attack the people in attendance. However, Sheriff insisted that he wasn't able to do so without evidence of a credible threat, as it was a charity lacrosse game that raised tens of thousands of dollars. When Stiles brought up the fact that the possibility of the Beast attacking everyone was an incredible threat, Sheriff suggested that Stiles go to Stepping Stones Rehabilitation Center to try to get Bobby Finstock to return to his job as coach of the lacrosse team, since he would have the power to forfeit before anyone could be harmed.

That night at the game, after Coach Finstock refused to forfeit the game, Sheriff met with Stiles in the parking lot to discuss their options. When Stiles suggested that they call in a bomb threat, Sheriff reminded him of the media presence that showed up at a recent bomb threat called at the airport several weeks earlier, which they were trying to avoid due to the TV vans using a frequency that could force the Beast to shift. Later on, Sheriff returned to the station, where he and Melissa McCall discussed the Chimeras. Melissa pointed out that they already identified all of the genetic chimeras in Beacon Hills, but Sheriff insisted that Gabriel Valack was sure that there was someone with two sets of DNA that they overlooked.

In The Beast of Beacon Hills, Stilinski laid out a set of road spikes in order to stop Jordan Parrish from leaving town under the belief that he was the cause of all the recent deaths in Beacon Hills. When Parrish crossed the strip, his tires were shredded, and he was forced to stop the car, allowing Stilinski and Lydia to confront him. They both made their arguments as to why Parrish should stay, with Lydia assuring him that not all death premonitions end up coming true, and Sheriff reminding him that his leaving could be what causes the deaths to happen, since he wouldn't be there to prevent them. Though Parrish initially insisted that his nature as a Hellhound made him dangerous, he ultimately heeded their advice and decided to stay.

In Apotheosis, Stilinski overheard Sebastien Valet asking for a man by the name of Argent at the front desk of the Sheriff's station. After receiving many texts from Stiles informing him that the man in front of him was really The Beast of Gevaudan, Sebastien realized that Stilinski knew who he was and reminded him what he was capable of doing. Sheriff pulled out his police-issue handgun and pointed out that his .9mm Beretta could do a lot more damage to than the muskets from Sebastien's era, but Sebastien called his bluff and threatened to kill everyone in the station if he didn't help him get what he wanted.

Not wanting to put so many innocent lives in danger, Stilinski reluctantly escorted him out of his office. When Deputy Clarke saw that Stilinski had his sidearm clutched in his hand, she drew her own gun despite his protests that she let it go. Clarke aimed her gun at Sebastien and told him to freeze, causing Sebastien to partially transform into the Beast and start to attack. Both Sheriff and Clarke began to shoot at him as Lydia rushed into the bullpen to find out the source of the commotion. Just as Sebastien had knocked Clarke out and had turned toward Lydia, she thrust her hands forward and Banshee screamed as he grabbed her in a choke-hold with his clawed hand. Though Lydia's scream successfully threw him backward toward the entrance, she still sustained deep claw gashes on her throat in the process. When Hayden Romero arrived to visit her sister Clarke, Sebastien attacked her and forced her to lead her to the Dread Doctors' operating theater, giving Sheriff the chance to pick Lydia up and rush her to Beacon Hills Memorial Hospital so Melissa McCall could treat her wounds.

Some time after the Beast was defeated, Sheriff and Stiles discussed the events of the battle in Sheriff's office at the station. He congratulated his son on his part in saving the town and asked him if doing so helped alleviate the guilt he still felt after accidentally killing Donovan Donati in self-defense. Stiles admitted that it did, for a little while. Sheriff smiled before informing him that his heroism as one of the members of the McCall Pack, who protected the town from supernatural threats, was a perfect first step in his future career in law enforcement, insinuating that Stiles would be following his footsteps after graduation by coming a Sheriff's deputy.


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Personality Edit

Sheriff Stilinski is a strict and confident man. He's known for being tough and even a hot-head at times, though a very intelligent one with a highly-developed intuition, which is what makes him such a good police officer. His moral compass, code of ethics, and sense of duty to protect the innocent is what guides him, even if he knows it's better to lie, and his dedication to upholding the law is what typically keeps him from doing so. This caused him a great deal of internal conflict upon learning about the supernatural, as it was difficult for him to accept that the supernatural world existed outside of the law. As a result, he was forced to learn how to bend the rules in order to both protect the town from supernatural threats while also protecting the members of the McCall Pack and their allies, who essentially act as his supernatural police force, from having their supernatural identities exposed to the town.

Sheriff Stilinski enjoys eating unhealthy fast food, much to his son's disapproval; Stiles even once switched it to a salad for the sake of his father's health, as the Sheriff was the only family he had left and he wanted him to live as long as possible. Recently, the Sheriff's wife, Claudia (who, due to the shift in reality by the Ghost Riders, never died) jokingly gave her husband a large quinoa and kale salad for dinner before revealing that she had actually bought him a hamburger and fries, which the Sheriff gleefully ate instead.

Physical Appearance Edit

Sheriff Stilinski is a tall, handsome middle-aged man with a lean, athletic build. He has short, light brown hair, slightly tanned white skin, and hazel eyes. He is typically seen as wearing his Sheriff uniform due to nearly always being on duty, but in his free time, he is seen wearing casual and comfortable clothing such as relaxed fit jeans and henley shirts. On special occasions, he has been seen wearing suits and ties, such as during the parent-teacher conference at school, or his date with Natalie Martin.

Powers and Abilities Edit

As a human, Sheriff has no supernatural powers to speak of. However, he is not without helpful abilities; due to having been a former soldier in the US Army and currently being a Sheriff, he is highly trained in close-quarters combat and has a high-level of knowledge in weaponry, as evidenced when he used a powerful shotgun against the Oni and was able to identify Violet's necklace as being a thermowire garrote. He is also quite good at thinking on his feet, such as when he used a claymore mine that was initially used by the Mute to kill Derek Hale to blow up a Berserker who was threatening Mason Hewitt and Lydia Martin.

He is also very knowledgeable when it comes to the law and how criminals operate, and is quite skilled in strategy and problem-solving due to his long career as a law enforcement officer and a soldier, making him very capable when it comes to solving the supernatural mysteries of Beacon Hills with help from the McCall Pack and their allies. This was evidenced when he figured out that Alan Deaton was being held at the First National Bank after finding the Celtic symbol in his clinic that matched the logo of the bank, when he figured out that Julia Baccari, the woman he found mauled in the woods years earlier, and the high school English teacher Jennifer Blake were the same person, and when made the connection between the Dread Doctors and their choice of teenagers to be turned into Chimeras, among many other instances.

Equipment Edit

  • Sheriff's Cruiser
  • Sheriff's Badge
  • .9mm Beretta
  • Crime-Solving Board

Etymology Edit

  • Noah: Noah is a masculine given name derived from the Hebrew name נוֹחַ (Noach), which itself was likely of Babylonian or Assyrian origin from the word nukhu, meaing "rest," "repose." Another possible source of the name is derived from the Hebrew root nahum, meaning "to comfort." According to the Old Testament, Noah was the builder of the Ark that allowed him, his family, and two members of each animal species to survive the great Flood. After the Flood, he received the sign of the rainbow as a covenant from God. As an English Christian name, Noah has been used since the Protestant Reformation and was especially popular among Puritans. Variants of the name in other languages include: Nuh (Arabic, Turkish); Now (Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin); Noach (Dutch, Biblical Hebrew, Modern Hebrew); Nooa (Finnish); Noé (French, Portuguese, Spanish); Nojus (Lithuanian); Noak (Swedish).
  • Stilinski: Though this name has been implied to be of Slavic (specifically Polish) origin, it appears to be a made-up surname with no discernible etymology as far as it is known.

Trivia Edit

  • In Season 5, Sheriff Stilinski goes on a date with Natalie Martin. In an interesting twist, Linden Ashby and Natalie Martin's actress, Susan Walters, have been married in real life since 1986, after they met on the set of the television show Loving several years earlier.
  • Sheriff Stilinski has appeared in more episodes of Teen Wolf than any other parent character in the series, and has even appeared in more episodes than several of the main characters, such as Allison Argent, Derek Hale, Jackson Whittemore, Malia Tate, Kira Yukimura, and Liam Dunbar.
  • As of season six, Linden Ashby has been promoted to a main character, and now appears in the intro credits.
  • Until season six, Noah's first name was unknown, as the majority of people referred to him as 'Sherrif' or Mr Stilinski. This is similar to how Stiles's first name was unknown until Noah revealed it himself during the period that Stiles had been erased by the Ghost Riders.

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