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Mieczysław Stilinski, better known as Stiles Stilinski, is one of the main characters and the deuteragonist of Teen Wolf. He is the son of Sheriff Noah Stilinski and the late Claudia Stilinski, the best friend of Scott McCall and the boyfriend of both Scott McCall and Lydia Martin.
Stiles was first introduced as a curious, hyperactive, and sarcastic high school student whose decision to go out looking for a dead body in the woods led to him getting caught by his father, the Sheriff of Beacon County, and also led to his best friend Scott getting bitten by a Werewolf. From then on, Stiles has continued getting involved in the supernatural world despite having no powers of his own, doing his best to support his best friend and their growing pack while protecting the town from supernatural influences.
By the end of Season 1, he became a hero in his own right by saving Lydia Martin from then-Alpha Peter Hale, and though Peter offered him the Bite as a reward for his help, he ultimately declined because he had no interest in being like Peter, no matter how tempted he was to have supernatural abilities of his own. Due to his knowledge of the law and investigations as a result of being the son of a police officer, Stiles takes great satisfaction in following the clues to lead him to supernatural threats such as the Kanima, the Alpha Pack, and the Darach.
In the second half of Season 3, Stiles was possessed by Dark Kitsune known as the Nogitsune, which caused him to commit several crimes that led to dozens of people getting hurt or killed, something that still causes Stiles immense guilt to this day. Once the Nogitsune was defeated, Stiles turned his attention back to investigations to take his mind off of it, and began to look into the supernatural hit-list known as the Deadpool, which caught his attention while he was also searching for the biological mother of his fellow packmate and then-girlfriend, Malia Tate, who is an assassin known only as the Desert Wolf.
In Season 5, the relationships between the pack began to fracture due to the stress of fighting the Dread Doctors and the manipulations of Theo Raeken, causing Stiles to become estranged from Scott, Malia, and Lydia. However, upon learning of Theo's schemes and the revival of a terrifying creature known as La Bête du Gévaudan, Stiles reconciled with Scott and resumed working with his best friend to help reunite their beloved pack once again.
Upon the reunion of the pack, Stiles played a large role in the defeat of the Beast, Theo, and the Desert Wolf, something that helped Stiles heal from the guilt of accidentally killing Donovan Donati out of self-defense earlier in the season. Afterward, his father informed him that these acts were a great first step in his career in law enforcement, insinuating that Stiles will be pursuing a career as a police officer like his father before him when he graduates from high school.
In Season 6, Stiles was erased from the memories of his loved ones by the Ghost Riders, causing his father, friends, and packmates to forget he ever existed. However, when Scott, Lydia and Malia began noticing the holes in their memories and realizing that someone was missing from their lives, they set off to force their minds to remember Stiles. After Scott, Malia and Lydia used various forms of hypnosis to trigger these repressed memories, a rift was created that allowed Stiles to escape the Phantom Train Station and help the pack defeat the Ghost Riders, led by Garrett Douglas. He has since graduated from Beacon Hills High School and is now a student in the pre-FBI program at George Washington University in Washington D.C.
Little is known about Stiles' early life. As a child, he was unable to properly say his first name, Mieczysław (pronounced mee-chee-swahv); the closest he could get was "Mischief" which became a nickname that his mother began calling him as a result of his already mischievous nature. ("Blitzkrieg") He was diagnosed with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) at some point in his childhood and was prescribed Adderall to treat it. ("Wolf Moon") As a young child, Stiles' mother Claudia was stricken with frontotemporal dementia. During the time she suffered from this illness, Claudia suffered such horrifying delusions that she was under the impression that Stiles was trying to kill her despite the fact that he was only a child worried about his mother. According to the repressed memory Stiles experienced in a flashback due to reading The Dread Doctors novel by Gabriel Valack, Claudia even attacked Stiles as a result of her dementia causing her to develop a very strong case of paranoia and dissociation. ("Required Reading")
Claudia ultimately died in the hospital when young Stiles was visiting with her, and he had to deal with her loss all by himself because his father had stayed late at work to comfort a woman who was dying after being involved in a terrible car accident. ("Alpha Pact") At Claudia's funeral, Stiles' father, Noah, saw how badly Stiles was mourning his mother's death and assured him that he still had him, and their mutual loss caused Stiles to become incredibly close to Noah to help each other get through Claudia's death together. ("The Last Chimera") Afterward, Stiles began to experience anxiety attacks and bouts of sleepwalking, though he eventually grew out of it for a time. ("Silverfinger") He also seemed to be aware of his father's affinity for whiskey, which occasionally went too far, to the point where Noah was asked by his fellow employees to cut down on his drinking. ("Wolf's Bane") This was evidenced by when Stiles defended his father against Special Agent Rafael McCall's insinuations that Sheriff had relapsed. ("Alpha Pact"). When he was old enough to start driving, his father gave him his Jeep, which had belonged to his mother, and which she had wanted him to have once he was old enough to drive it. The first time he took it out for a drive, he went into a ditch, and his father handed him his first roll of duct tape. ("Blitzkrieg")
Throughout Teen Wolf
In Omega, Stiles, Scott, and Allison go to searching for Lydia who has gone missing from the hospital after entering a fugue state. Mr. Harris gives Stiles a week's worth of detention in retribution for what Sheriff Stilinski put him through in the previous season.
In Shape Shifted, Stiles purposely throws paper at Mr. Harris's head as a way to get him and Scott out of class to try to find Isaac, a newly-turned Werewolf, getting another detention in the process. When Isaac is arrested, Derek, Stiles, and Scott try to rescue him from the Sheriff's station before he can turn on that night's full moon.
In Ice Pick, Stiles, Lydia, Scott, and Allison all go to the ice skating rink. When Erica, another new Werewolf turned by Derek, figures out that Stiles is trying to stop them from turning Boyd, she takes out a part of Stiles' Jeep's engine and knocks him out with it before throwing him into a dumpster.
In Abomination, Stiles helps Scott and Allison keep their relationship a secret by delivering messages back and forth between them. Stiles tries to find something on a flash-drive in Gerard Argent's office but is caught by Erica and later is trapped by the Kanima while trying to keep Derek alive.
In Venomous, when Derek believes that Lydia is the Kanima, Stiles tries his best to keep Lydia alive. Stiles is later attacked by Isaac in the McCall House.
In Frenemy, when Stiles and Scott discover Jackson is the Kanima, they lock him up in a prison transport van they stole from the Sheriff's station.
In Restraint, Stiles goes to Lydia and later Erica to find out about more information about Jackson's parents. After he and Erica stop Scott and Jackson's fight, they all are given detention along with Matt and Allison. When Jackson transforms into the Kanima and attacks Erica, Stiles, and Scott bring her to Derek to heal her.
In Raving, when the group decides to set a trap for the Kanima and its master, Stiles sets up a circle of mountain ash at Dr. Deaton's instructions around the warehouse. Later, he interrogates the master through the sedated Jackson.
In Party Guessed, Stiles learns from his father that Mr. Harris was brought in for questioning, Stiles isn't convinced that he was truly the killer. Stiles calls his drag queen friends from Jungle to come to Lydia's birthday party. He then hallucinates and sees his father yelling at him in a drunken rage.
In Fury, Stiles tries to convince his dad that Matt is the killer and that they need to look at the evidence at the police station. When they are at the police station Matt appears and holds everyone at gunpoint. After Derek arrives, both Derek and Stiles are paralyzed by Jackson and fall onto each other. Stiles stays paralyzed the remainder of the episode only being able to drag himself around.
In Battlefield, Stiles explains to Ms. Morrell that he’s not sleeping, He suffers from a constant overwhelming fear that something terrible is about to happen. He confesses to Scott that he feels helpless after having to watch while Matt hit his dad’s over the head. He says that he and Scott are losing their fight. For the first time, Stiles gets to play lacrosse. He scores three goals leading the BHHS Cyclones to the championship. He then disappears.
In Master Plan, it's revealed that the Hunters kidnapped Stiles and is temporally imprisoned with Boyd and Erica. After doubting that Gerard could beat him to a pulp, Gerard does. He comes home with his dad him a heart to heart talk. His father tells him when all seemed lost he was the "hero" and helped save day, although he meant the lacrosse. Stiles feels he's no hero, Stiles and Lydia go to the warehouse to help save Jackson.
In Tattoo, he is seen with Scott, who is on his way to get his first tattoo. While at the tattoo shop, Stiles voices his fear of needles and ultimately faints watching Scott getting inked. On the drive back home, he freaks out as he watches Scott's tattoo burn off of his skin.
In Chaos Rising,
In Motel California,
In The Overlooked,
In Alpha Pact,
In Lunar Ellipse,
In Anchors, Stiles begins hallucinating, suffering from sleep paralysis and partial dyslexia.
In More Bad Than Good, after being reassured by Lydia of his skills of deciphering puzzles without instructions and helping his father reunite Malia Tate with her father, Stiles regains his confidence and his dyslexia is cured.
In Silverfinger, Stiles is revealed to the audience to be possessed by the Nogitsune, the newest threat, that feeds off of pain, strife and tragedy as he refused to be "tagged" by the Oni and destroys three out of the five.
In Riddled, during a bout of sleepwalking, he sees himself and the Nogitsune's spiritual form in a basement that has the Japanese kanji (己) carved on a wall. The dark kitsune spirit communicates with Stiles in his visions asking the riddle, "Everyone has it, but no one can lose it," which Stiles, terrified, eventually solves as a "shadow". Stiles comes to the realization he's possessed by the Nogitsune when the demon assumes his very face.
In Letharia Vulpina, under the Nogitsune's control, Stiles sets off a series of traps which leaves innocents injured and dead, including Isaac being induced into a coma, but the Nogitsune's hold over Stiles is temporarily broken when Deaton poisons Stiles with a shot of letharia vulpina or 'wolf lichen'.
In Echo House, Stiles with the realization he is dangerous and to prevent the Nogitsune from harming anyone else, he has himself institutionalized at Eichen House. He succeeds in keeping the Nogitsune from getting back into his head by keeping himself awake with amphetamines provided by Marin Morrell. He sees that Malia Tate is also interned there. He is shown around by his roommate, Oliver who's there for trepidation and is nightly held by a "five-point restraint system". Stiles develops suspicions regarding a fellow intern, Meredith Walker.
Stiles also recognizes the basement as the same one from his dream. With Malia's help, Stiles gets into the basement. Stiles explains his situation to Malia where they bond over their horrific dilemmas. Eventually they kiss and proceed to have sex. Behind the hollow wall, they find the Nogitsune's physical body, but are caught by Oliver who knocks Malia out and binds Stiles with the same system used on him at night. The Nogitsune managed to get into Oliver's head. Stiles gives up his fight with the Nogitsune, lets the dark spirit back in so that he will spare Malia's life.
In De-Void, Void-Stiles tricks Allison, Derek, Sheriff Stilinski and Chris into coming to Derek's loft to protect him from the Oni. During the attack, Void Stiles returns to Eichen House and confronts Kira's mother, Noshiko, about why she carved the kanji for “Self” into the wall. She says to signify that her former love interest, Rhys, died as himself and not as the Nogitsune. Void Stiles asks what happened to the Noshiko who called out for chaos, strife, and pain to descend upon everyone and everything. Noshiko says she doesn’t want that anymore. Void Stiles counters that it does and snatches away her dagger, her last “tail,” and cuts into Stiles's stomach, unleashes a swarm of flies that proceed to possess all the werewolves in Beacon Hills to enact vengeance.
Stiles is later found unconscious by Lydia and Aiden and is taken to Scott's house. After choking Aiden, Void Stiles is paralyzed with Kanima venom provided by Dr. Deaton. With assistance from Lydia and Peter, Scott enters Void Stiles's mind and finally manages to separate Stiles from the Nogitsune. What seems to be the Nogitsune covered in bandages, Scott unmasks him and it turns out to be the real Stiles. They look back and the Nogitsune and see him and Lydia gone.
In Insatiable, at his own request, he has Noshiko summon two of her Oni near him to make sure he is fully cured. They "tag" him successfully. After embracing his father, Stiles has the Sheriff go to Eichen House to find Meredith Walker, whom he suspects is a Banshee like Lydia. Despite being free of the Nogitsune, Stiles is shown to be in constant internal pain and freezing. After they are informed of Lydia's current location at Oak Creek, they rush to save her. Stiles lets Scott know he doesn't care if he dies, because of all the things he did under the Nogitsune's control, no one else is going to die because of him. Stiles and Scott successfully locate Lydia, unfortunately Allison is killed by the Oni, which are now controlled by the Nogitsune.
In The Divine Move Stiles is weakened and is helped around by Lydia. They enter the school and are immediately in an illusion of a garden in the winter, cast by the Nogitsune. While Kira and Scott are fighting the Oni's the Nogitsune tried to convince Stiles to kill himself to save his friends and family. Stiles release's that it is all just an illusion that it looks real and it feels real but it's not. The four walk out of the illusion and into the school unharmed, where the Nogitune then knocks out Stiles and Kira and attempt to kill Lydia and Stiles.
Scott then bites the Nogitsune (a bite from an Alpha can turn you into a werewolf) because he can not be both a fox and a wolf. Kira then impales the Nogitsune with a katana the Nogitune's true form as a fly flys out of Void Stiles but is trapped by a box made from the Nemeton by Issac Void Stiles then starts to crack and turns into dust. Stiles is last seen with Scott and Malia, Scott training Malia on how to use her supernatural abilities.
In The Dark Moon, Stiles journeys to Mexico to try and buy Derek's freedom from the Calaveras with thousands of dollars they stole in Echo House, only to find out later that the Calaveras do not have Derek.
In The Benefactor, he aids Scott in his plan to kidnap and tie up Liam. He also helps out when Scott tries to help Liam through his first full moon.
In Weaponized, he is at the school during the quarantine and threatened to be killed by the Chemist, an assassin, if he doesn't tell where his friends are hiding. He later tells Scott the cure for the disease that was started by the Chemist to infect supernaturals. Malia also finds out the Stiles kept the truth that she is Peter Hale's daughter a secret from her and leaves in silence when he reunites with them in the Hale vault.
In Time of Death, Stiles helps out with the pack's plan to fake Scott's death in order to find out the identity of The Benefactor while dealing with his heartbreak over Malia. During the plan which took place at the hospital, Stiles worked with Chris and had the unfortunate spot of witnessing a family reunion between Chris and his sister Kate, who wanted Scott's body but was denied by Chris. After returning home from the hospital, he finds a forgiving Malia waiting for him in his room. Malia informs him about how she visited Peter, was told that her mother was alive, and the night of the Tate car accident, where Malia believes she intentionally killed her adoptive family because of a fight they had earlier that day, where Malia said she wished them dead. Stiles assures her killing doesn't run in the family, but Malia sadly replies "maybe it does in mine".
In Perishable, Stiles is with his father in the hospital after the Sheriff accidental got shot in the shoulder at the police station. Stiles confronts his father over the unpaid bills especially the one for Eichen house but the Sheriff angrily replies to Stiles about not going through his stuff and how as his dad, he takes of him, not the other way around. Stiles corrects him by saying that they are supposed to look after each other, which his father calmly agrees to before succumbing to morphine. Later, he helps Lydia uncover another portion of the deadpool after hearing the story about Lydia's grandmother, Lorraine Martin. The two then head to Eichen house to learn more about Lydia's grandmother and there they are attacked by Brunski, the head orderly. He tries to kill the two of them but they are saved by Jordan Parrish. After Brunski's death, Meridith Walker is revealed to be alive and the Benefactor.
In Monstrous, Stiles with Malia by his side head to The Lakehouse to shut down The Deadpool, that is being run there by a special computer once owned by Lydia's Grandmother. Through Malia hearing, both her and Stiles find this computer within the walls of the Lakehouse which Malia rips apart to physically see it. With Lydia's help via cellphone, Stiles finds an old wine glass which contains the key to the computer and they use it to shut off the computer and end the Deadpool.
In [A Promise to the Dead]], Stiles is sleeping when Malia barges into his room asking for his help in an upcoming test. She later sees Stiles' detective board while he is still sleeping and finds that Stiles has added a new case of Who The Desert Wolf is, The Desert Wolf being Malia's mother. When Stiles finally wakes up, a grateful Malia kisses him. Later, The Sheriff informs both Stiles and Malia that they are cleared of their debt to Eichen House as an apology for their head orderly attempting to murder Stiles and Lydia. On the night of a big lacrosse game, Stiles and his father are asked by Derek to come over to his apartment. There, Derek informs the Stilinskis that both Scott and Kira were on a private date earlier at his apartment and now the both of them have been abducted and missing. Deaton later calls the entire pack and tells them that Scott and Kira have been taken to Mexico by Kate Argent.
In Smoke and Mirrors, Stiles and his father argue at the police station over going to Mexico to rescue Scott and Kira, which his father forbids him to do as he wants to follow police protocol, saying that if nothing turns up they will both go together. Stiles knowing that it will be too late defies his father and travels with to the pack to Mexico on the night of a full moon. He later calls his father, saying Lydia is missing and that he has to rescue him from one of Kate's Berserkers, which the Sheriff does. Stiles witnesses the fight between Scott and Peter after Scott breaks free of being converted into a Berserker, where he sees Scott prevail and knocks out Peter. When he returns to Beacon Hills, he is greeted warmly by his dad, only to be tricked into being handcuffed to a desk by the Sheriff. The sheriff then leaves with Malia for pizza, while Stiles asks them to bring him back a slice. Stiles is later seen at school with Scott, where they both listen to Liam explanation to Bobby Finstock over why Liam, Stiles, Scott, and Kira were absent from the game. The coach immediately does not believe them and orders that the three of them start looking out for each other from now on.
In Creatures of the Night, he is seen with Scott on a cliff, reflecting on everything they've been through and how they're going to stay together. We also see that they've chained Liam to a tree after there were a dozen calls to the sheriff's office about a monstrous dog boy running lose during the last full moon.
In A Novel Approach,
In Required Reading,
In Lies of Omission,
In The Last Chimera,
In Lie Ability,
In A Credible Threat, Stiles is driving in the Jeep with Scott and Liam when they get word from Chris Argent that Jordan Parrish had gone into Hellhound-mode and was on the move. They then drove to the high school, where they met up with Chris, who informed them that he had lost track of Parrish because he was moving too fast. When Liam saw a mauled teenager in the distance, Stiles, Scott, and Chris followed Liam through the catwalk, where they tracked the spilled blood on the ground to the bus bay where dozens of teenagers had been mauled to death.
One of the students, a young man, pleaded for help, but when they tried to help, Parrish (whose body was in the control of Cerberus) appeared and told them to stand down, as the young man was beyond saving. Just then, the man's body was ripped in half, and Stiles, Scott, Liam, and Chris all looked horrified when they saw that the Beast of Gevaudan was in the bus with his victim. Stiles instantly backed away and claimed that the others never told him how big the Beast was, but Liam insisted that he did as they watched the Beast take off for the woods with Parrish/Cerberus chasing after him.
The next day at school, Stiles met up with Scott, Liam, and the recently-recovered Lydia in the library, where they discussed what they had learned about the Beast, both due to their experience the previous night and Mason Hewitt's recent theory that the Dread Doctors have been using frequencies to force the Beast to shift. Stiles listened as Scott explained his theory that the frequencies weren't just to get it to shift, but to also help it get stronger and remember more and more about who it really is, which led Liam to suggest that the fact that Parrish had been fighting it at night had increased the Doctors' urgency.
Stiles then revealed that they had one clue as to the identity of the Beast's vessel, which was the sneaker print that had been left behind at the hospital in The Sword and the Spirit. However, though Stiles added that it was only a partial print, which meant they couldn't determine what brand of shoe the person was wearing, there was only one shoe out there with Parrish's blood on the sole. The likelihood that the TV news vans at the charity lacrosse game that night would trigger the Beast's transformation led Stiles and the others to decide that they should really try to get the game cancelled in hopes of preventing more deaths.
This led Stiles to visit Sheriff Stilinski at the Sheriff's station, where he pleaded with his dad to cancel the game. However, the Sheriff insisted that he didn't have the authority to cancel the game without evidence of a credible threat, since, as a charity game that raised thousands of dollars for the school, it was an important event. After Stiles argued that the Beast causing the deaths of hundreds of people was actually an incredible threat, Sheriff stated that he would double the amount of deputies in attendance before suggesting that Stiles find Coach Finstock, who had been in rehab for months, in hopes that he could forfeit the game for them.
Scott and Stiles then went to the Stepping Stones Rehabilitation Center, where they found Coach Finstock sitting as though he was catatonic on the couch. Stiles reminded him that he was in rehab, not in the hospital with a lobotomy, but was unable to rouse Coach until he tried to move one of the checkers on the board in front of him. When Scott brought up the fact that they knew Coach was fine, Stiles looked appalled as Coach remarked that he had an extreme phobia of being shot in the stomach with an arrow and claimed it was a legitimate medical condition. Stiles only became more exasperated when Coach confessed to having exaggerated the seriousness of his alcoholism each month when he was about to be discharged so that they would continue to allow him to stay there. When the boys begged him to come back to work so he could coach the lacrosse game, Coach immediately refused, claiming that charity games were meaningless and mocking the fact that the charity in question was to raise money for cancer research. He went on to insist that there was no way he would ever coach at Beacon Hills High School ever again, but when Scott and Stiles informed him that they didn't need him to coach, just to forfeit, he seemed to change his tune.
That night, Stiles, Scott, Liam, Malia and Kira gathered in an empty classroom before the lacrosse match to discuss their plan for that night. After Scott detailed the fact that Mason and Corey would be searching the Devenford Prep bus for clues as to whether the Beast's Chimera host was one of the players while Malia disabled the cables on the TV news vans, Stiles explained that Coach Finstock would be forfeiting the game before the whistle, and that the rest of them would be keeping an eye out for a size 10 shoe with Parrish's blood on the sole. When Malia worried that the plan could fail and pointed out that Scott was still healing from Theo's attempt to kill him, Scott lifted up his shirt and revealed that he had healed as soon as Lydia was rescued from Eichen House and the pack was reunited. Stiles looked extremely relieved by this news, and nodded in agreement when Scott insisted that since the Beast didn't have a pack like they do, they were going to make sure that no one else got hurt that night.
Right before the referee was about to blow the whistle before the game, Stiles approached Coach Finstock and reminded him that he needed to forfeit the game, Coach just ignored him and pointed out that he had never forfeited a game and never would, revealing that he was going to allow the game to go on as scheduled. Though Stiles was concerned about this change in plans, Scott insisted that they would just have to adapt and tasked Stiles with helping Lorilee Rohr look for a bloody size 10 shoe in the stands while Scott, Kira, and Liam kept an eye on things on the field. Stiles walked to the parking lot to update his dad on what was going on and suggested that maybe they call in a bomb threat, but after Sheriff Stilinski reminded him what happened during a similar threat at the airport several weeks earlier, Stiles realized it would just attract more media to the scene and changed his mind.
While Stiles was checking everyone's shoes in the stands, he realized that his fellow classmate, Sydney, seemed to be wearing a black pair of Chuck Taylor high-tops that could be the ones they were looking for, but when he tried to get a better look, she inadvertently kicked him in the head and briefly knocked him unconscious. While Malia was disabling the cables on the news vans, she was interrupted by her mother, the Desert Wolf, who tried to figure out why Malia was so intent on saving everyone from the Beast and eventually determined she was trying to protect her ex-boyfriend Stiles, leading Malia to worry that her mother would try to kill him to get to her. Despite Malia's best efforts to disable the vans, the frequency still ended up being released, causing the Beast to transform and descend upon the crowd. When Liam saw it, he became intent to try to take it down himself, and when he started running toward it with his gold werewolf eyes glowing, Stiles tried his best to stop him, to no avail.
In Maid of Gévaudan, Stiles, along with Hayden, helped bring Liam into the school, where they laid him on top of a desk in an empty classroom so they could treat the serious wounds he sustained from his battle against the Beast of Gevaudan. Hayden, horrified by the fact that Liam's chest had been ripped open and that he was writhing in pain on the desk, frantically asked what the pack usually did in situations like this. However, Stiles, who was starting to get woozy, retorted that he usually passed out, and when he saw Hayden removing the bloody and shredded remains of Liam's jersey to look at his wounds better, he added that he still might do so. Hayden exasperatedly snapped at him to get himself together, so Stiles steeled himself before pointing out that Scott had taught him that pain keeps shapeshifters human, a tip of which Hayden seemed extremely skeptical due to the immense amount of pain Liam was already experiencing. Fortunately, Stiles' comment did cause Hayden to remember how Liam used his werewolf powers to take her pain through a kiss, and since Hayden was a part-werewolf Chimera, she tried to do the same. Stiles looked shocked when he saw that Hayden was able to completely take Liam's pain through a kiss in the exact same way, and once Liam had quieted down thanks to her pain relief, Stiles joked that next time, he would just kiss Liam, which made her laugh.
In The Beast of Beacon Hills, Stiles went with Liam, Kira, Malia, and Braeden to the McCall House after the battle with the Beast at the high school so that they could get the extremely-injured Scott home in order to heal. Stiles went into Scott's bedroom to check on him and found Scott and Kira kissing goodnight before Scott got the rest he needed in order to heal, and when Kira turned around and saw Stiles, she nodded in a silent confirmation that everything was okay, leading Stiles to shut the bedroom door to give them some privacy.
In the hallway, he was approached by Braeden and Malia, where Braeden insisted that Malia tell Stiles what was going on. Malia then hesitantly informed Stiles that she believed her mother, the Desert Wolf, was not only trying to kill her but was also trying to kill Stiles as well, which understandably concerned Stiles. However, when Stiles suggested that he should have a gun with which to defend himself, Stiles and Malia looked over at Braeden, who immediately insisted that she would not be giving Stiles a weapon. After Stiles reminded her that both Braeden and the Desert Wolf, who was trying to kill him, had guns, Malia gave Braeden a look that led her to sigh and agree to his request. Unfortunately for Stiles, this agreement came with a test, which involved Braeden removing the clip from her spare Sig Sauer 9mm before tossing it toward him, and instead of simply catching it, Stiles comically fumbled with the gun for a long few moments before he accidentally dropped the gun on the ground. After Braeden gave him a look that said, "I told you so," Stiles reluctantly agreed that he should probably not have a gun.
The next morning, Stiles, Malia, Kira, Liam, and Lydia gathered around the table to discuss their current issues while they waited for Scott to wake up, the most important of which involved locating Mason Hewitt, who they had just learned the previous evening was the host for the Beast of Gevaudan. Stiles informed them that his dad had an APB out for Mason before Scott, now fully healed, joined them and added that his mother could check the rest of the hospitals in the county. When Lydia asked where else they could look for Mason, Stiles and the others were shocked when Scott replied that they should ask Corey before yanking him seemingly out of thin air, revealing that Corey had been using his supernatural camouflage powers to spy on them their entire conversation. With Corey's confession that the Dread Doctors had knocked him out and taken Mason, Stiles and the others immediately put their plans into action.
Stiles and Lydia went back to the Sheriff's station to discuss their next move with Sheriff Stilinski, where Stiles admitted he had yet to receive any news from Scott and Liam, who had contacted Theo Raeken and Tracy Stewart, as they believed they were desperate enough to be able to use their help if they had any. When Lydia asked him if he was sure that working with Theo and Tracy was a good idea, Stiles pointed out that no one thought it was a good idea. Sheriff seemed surprised that they were willing to trust Theo after everything he had done, but Stiles insisted that they were simply using him, though he did acknowledge that Theo using them in return was probably a given. Stiles went on to tell them the rest of the plan so far, which included stationing pack members and allies at any location where Mason could show up: Braeden and Malia at the McCall House, Melissa at the hospital, and Hayden and Corey at the school.
Later that afternoon, Stiles was seen comically running into the door to his father's office just as Lydia was on the phone with Malia, who insisted she should be there to ensure that Stiles was safe, though Lydia assured her that Stiles would be fine despite his clumsiness. Stiles went on to nap in the office until Lydia came in and waked up him by poking him in the forehead, causing Stiles to flail upright and ask who died, though Lydia informed him that no one had... yet. They both checked their phones to make sure that they hadn't missed any calls or texts, but when they realized that they had yet to be updated by anyone else, they both sighed impatiently.
Lydia, noticing Stiles' anxiety, asked him if he was okay, which led Stiles to admit that he was still trying to figure out how Mason could have been the Dread Doctors' success since he wasn't even on the genetic chimera list. Just then, Melissa arrived and informed them that he was now because she had gone through Mason's medical records and learned that he was born with twin embolization syndrome, much to Stiles' shock and confusion, meaning that Mason absorbed his twin in utero, giving him two sets of DNA. Stiles then called Malia to warn her about what they had just learned, though the arrival of the Desert Wolf kept her from doing anything about it.
In Apotheosis, Stiles came to the animal clinic to talk to Alan Deaton and get his help with Mason being the vessel for the Beast of Gevaudan and having transformed into Sebastien Valet, the original Beast. When Stiles asked him if this was his area of expertise, Deaton grimly informed him that it wasn't exactly, but before they could discuss it further, Scott and Liam arrived with The Surgeon, who had been badly wounded by Mason/the Beast.
When they started to discuss what to do with the Dread Doctor, Scott insisted that they needed to keep him alive, while Liam was more interested in interrogating him. Stiles was more in favor of Liam's idea and pointed out that they don't utilize torture enough, but their discussion was interrupted by Sebastien's arrival. When they heard Sebastien summoning The Surgeon to him, the Dread Doctor bolted upright despite his injuries and used his powers to create a frequency to incapacitate Deaton, Stiles, Scott, and Liam before walking out of the exam room. He then used his electromagnetic powers to turn all of the metal furniture in the room into an electrified barrier in front of the door so they couldn't follow him, though it only held until The Surgeon informed Sebastien about the Argent's pike and subsequently died.
Stiles and the others then began to discuss their current predicament once again, including the fact that Mason was a genetic chimera due to having a vanishing twin in utero. When Deaton insisted that, though the Chimeras broke many of the rules of the supernatural, there are some rules that won't break, which meant that Mason must still exist in some form, whether it was simply DNA, energy, or a flicker of a memory. This led Stiles to remember that Liam had mentioned Mason's last words before he turned into Sebastien, and Liam explained that Mason had said: "That's not my name." Scott and Stiles realized that this was due to Sebastien's punishment of damnatio memoriae, which forced the Beast to remember his true identity before Mason could become Sebastien. When Deaton reminded them of the myth of what happened to werewolves who were called by their Christian name, Liam seemed skeptical that one of them could just call Sebastien "Mason" to turn him back, but Stiles pointed out that it couldn't just be anyone-- it had to be Lydia, due to her Banshee powers.
Stiles tried to text Sheriff Stilinski to let him know what he and the others had figured out, but Sheriff was too busy dealing with a confrontation with Sebastien at the Sheriff's station. It was during this confrontation that Sebastien lunged for Lydia, who was able to use her Banshee scream to throw him backward, but whose throat was still cut by Sebastien's claws in the process. Sometime later, Stiles went to visit Lydia at the hospital and squeezed her hand. When she awoke, she weakly asked Stiles if they found a way to save Mason, and Stiles sadly admitted that they did and that it was her, though the fact that her voice had been affected by her injuries made it unlikely that it would work at this point. However, after Scott listened to a pep talk voicemail message Kira left for him, he got an idea on how to make their plan work.
Stiles, Scott, and Liam were with Lydia in her hospital room when Melissa McCall entered with a syringe in her hand and insisted that they needed to keep this procedure between them since she could get fired for it. Scott explained that they were going to give Lydia a cortisone injection to relieve the inflammation in her vocal cords, but when Melissa uncovered Lydia's neck wounds and indicated she would have to inject the cortisone into her throat, Stiles immediately became woozy and insisted that he needed to leave. However, when Melissa ordered him to stay and hold Lydia's hand while she gave her the shot, Stiles relented, though he warned her that he may still pass out. Despite Stiles' warning, he managed to stay conscious through the procedure, though the same could not be said about Liam.
Stiles, Scott, and Liam helped Lydia out of her room and down to the ground floor to prepare to locate and save Mason. However, Scott pulled a package wrapped in brown paper and handed it to Stiles before instructing him to make sure Malia got it. When Stiles asked him if it was Plan B, Scott stated that it was actually Plan A and assured him that it would be successful when Stiles argued that Plan A never worked. Stiles rushed to the McCall House, but as soon as he walked through the door, the Desert Wolf instantly aimed her gun at him, causing him to mutter, "Oh, damn..." before Malia, concerned about Stiles, jumped in and began fighting her mother to ensure that Stiles remained safe, eventually tackling each other and smashing the glass coffee table in the living room. When Stiles saw the Desert Wolf going after Malia, he angrily jumped over the couch to try to attack her, but she easily threw him onto the ground, where a large shard of glass impaled him in the shoulder.
He watched in horror as the Desert Wolf shot Malia repeatedly in the abdomen to weaken her, and as Malia was cornered by her mother, Stiles quietly shouted at her to get her attention before throwing the package Scott gave him earlier, which was the jar that contained Belasko's talons. Just as the Desert Wolf sneered that it was close enough to the full moon to kill Malia and take her powers back, Malia slipped the talons onto her fingertips so that once her mother impaled her in the stomach with her claws, Malia could return the favor. Once Malia stole the Desert Wolf's powers, Braeden appeared and knocked her out, Stiles looked relieved and gave them a moment to take a breather before anxiously asking them if they could help him get the shard of glass out of his chest.
Once the Desert Wolf was locked up, the Beast was killed, and Mason was returned to his normal self, Stiles went to visit Sheriff Stilinski at the Sheriff's station. Sheriff was very proud Stiles' role in helping save the town and pointed out that helping his friends and fellow citizens must have felt pretty good, and though Stiles said it did for a while, he admitted that it didn't really last. This led Sheriff to suggest that if Stiles wanted to continue feeling good about making a difference, then he would thrive in his future career in law enforcement, implying that Stiles would be joining the police force after he graduated high school.
Some time later, Stiles and Lydia were talking in the hallway at school while they were walking toward the library when Lydia brought up the fact that Kira, who had returned to Shiprock to be trained by the Skinwalkers, would have to return, since she still needed to graduate. Stiles admitted that he didn't know for sure, but that it didn't matter, because despite how worried he had been so far in senior year about everyone ending up in the same place after graduation, he knew that regardless of what happened, they would end up finding each other, just like they always do.
He then brought up the fact that even Allison continued to help them, which confused Lydia and led him to realize that she didn't know the full story of Scott's survival against Sebastien/the Beast. Stiles went on to explain that Sebastien had choked Scott with his hand and accidentally impaled his claws in spine, which allowed him to see Scott's memories; since Scott was afraid that he was about to die, his mind flooded with memories of Allison, which shocked Sebastien due to Allison's resemblance to his sister, Marie-Jeanne Valet, the very first Argent Hunter. Sebastien was so stunned by Scott's memories that he let go of Scott, allowing him to finish the Beast off for good. Lydia brought up the fact that Allison and Marie-Jeanne must have looked similar, or possibly identical, and Stiles agreed before insisting that Allison saved Scott's life. Stiles and Lydia then joined Scott in the library, where they sat together at a table and studied, leaving a seat open to the spirit of Allison, who was gone but not forgotten.
In Memory Lost,
In Radio Silence,
In Memory Found,
|“|| "Maybe we need to try something different. Maybe we need to think like Stiles." |
"Like a hyperactive spaz?"
"Like a detective."
Stiles' personality is most accurately described as anxious, hyperactive, and curious. He is a notorious bookworm who excels at piecing together clues and figuring out mysteries, such as the fact that Scott had become a Werewolf, the identity of the Kanima's first master, and the fact that a Dark Druid was behind the human sacrifices that were occurring in Beacon Hills. Since becoming aware of the supernatural world, Stiles' social and generalized anxiety has only become worse, especially after the death of his good friend Allison Argent, because he fears having to deal with the loss of any more of his friends or family as a result of their supernatural enemies.
Because of this anxiety, Stiles can often become so overwhelmed by trauma that he both physically and verbally lashes out at those around him, whether they are friend or foe, as evidenced by Stiles tackling Scott after his father, Noah, was attacked by a Chimera, despite knowing that Scott, too, was in danger from Theo's machinations as well at the exact same time that the Sheriff was hurt, preventing Scott from doing anything to help him due to being trapped in the high school with Mountain Ash.
Despite Stiles' anxiety and his increasingly violent reactions to bad news, Stiles is a very loyal person who would do anything to protect his loved ones, even if it means giving up his life to do so. This has only increased since he was possessed by the Nogitsune, because the amount of enjoyment that he got out of being powerful and in control made him frightened and ashamed of his darker nature, pushing him to do good to make up for it and to ensure that no one else gets hurt because of his actions, even if it means he has to die to make it so. Stiles is slow to trust people, but once he warms up to them and the person gains his trust, he becomes very close to them and will do whatever he has to do in order to protect them and ensure their safety, as evidenced by his relationships with Derek Hale, Kira Yukimura, and Liam Dunbar; he was suspicious of them and their motives when he first met them, but, over time, after they proved themselves to be good people who shared the McCall Pack's mission of protecting innocents from supernatural threats, he accepted them as his loved ones and would do anything to help them, just as he would with his father or Scott, the two people he loves most.
Stiles, like his father, enjoys puzzles and acts as the lead investigator for the McCall Pack in order to gain information and evidence regarding the threats that they face. For this reason, Stiles' intelligence is his greatest strength within the pack and has either given them an advantage or has outright saved them in multiple situations throughout their time together. Despite everything that Stiles has been through, he still shows no obvious signs of wanting to become a Werewolf, preferring to maintain his humanity and use his non-supernatural gifts to help the pack protect their hometown.
Stiles's increasingly violent reactions to any bad news have also shown a darker side to his personality that has grown since his resurrection. While he is still a bit of a goofball, he has shown that the recent tragedies and traumas he has gone through have made him more cold and serious. This is especially demonstrated during the pack's reconciliation and hunt to discover the beasts true identity, where he has been more serious towards the pack and even his father. Even after solving the mystery and stopping the crisis, Stiles was mostly serious while telling Lydia about how Scott survived, though he was more at ease than he had previously been, showing he had recovered from the guilt of killing Donovan and the anguish of the pack's temporary breakup.
Since his return from the Phantom Train Station, where he was trapped for three months, Stiles has demonstrated a calmer and more content state of mind, diminishing his anxiety about the future and making him more optimistic in general; this latter change has made him more confident and self-assured when it comes to his personal relationships, as he has grown comfortable with expressing his love for his family and packmates, to the point where he even acted on his romantic feelings for Lydia Martin. Instead of worrying about what would happen to his friendships while at college and how his hometown would survive without the entirety of the McCall Pack to protect it as he did at the beginning of his senior year, Stiles seems much more certain that all of his packmates will always find their way back to each other and back to their home. However, when he returned in the face of the Anuk-Ite's threat, Stiles mentioned that he had lost his optimism a while ago, though he still showed his calm and content state of mind.
Stiles is a handsome, attractive, lean young man of medium stature who has pale skin, brown hair, and honey-brown eyes. He is known for having moles all over his face, neck, and body, and his hair is usually gelled into a messy style. His choice in clothing leans toward pieces that are comfortable and casual, such as hoodies, flannel button-ups, baseball-style t-shirts, and slim-cut jeans with Vans sneakers or Converse high-tops. However, he has also been known for wearing activewear during lacrosse and cross-country seasons, such as Under Armour t-shirts and track pants with tennis shoes.
Powers and Abilities
|“||I'm 147 pounds of pale skin and fragile bone, okay? Sarcasm is my only defense.||”|
— Stiles about himself in Frenemy
As a human, Stiles has no known supernatural powers. However, during his brief time being possessed by the Nogitsune, "Stiles" demonstrated supernatural abilities common to a Void Kitsune, such as superhuman strength, accelerated healing, pain absorption, illusion casting, immunity to electricity, and the power to control flies.
Despite being human, Stiles has several skills and abilities that have aided him and the pack during their time in the supernatural world.
- Athleticism: Despite Stiles being somewhat uncoordinated, he has shown himself to be a skilled athlete in his own right. His athleticism is something that has come into play during the battles he's been involved in, such as when he fought Donovan and was able to daze him for a brief moment, and when he was able to momentarily knock Garret Douglas down with his baseball bat, though he had taken Douglas by surprise. He has also been able to knock down, and even hurt, Theo during his brawl with him, and was able to overpower and tackle Scott to the ground in the hospital after his father was attacked, though Scott was both taken by surprise and not trying to hurt Stiles at the time.
- Investigative/Law Enforcement Knowledge: As the son of the Sheriff of Beacon County, Stiles has an extensive understanding of the laws of California and the country at large, as well as police protocols, shorthand, and numerical codes. He also keeps a police radio in his car for this reason so he can remain up-to-date on what is happening in the town.
- Mythological Knowledge: During Stiles' time in the supernatural world and the McCall Pack, Stiles has done a great deal of research into mythology, folklore, and the supernatural, including the Argent Bestiary. As a result, Stiles has an excellent working knowledge of the powers and abilities of various supernatural creatures, as well as their histories.
- Heightened Intelligence: Stiles has been described as a straight-A student, and, in terms of book-smarts, he is considered to be one of the most intelligent people in the pack. For this reason, Stiles is generally referred to as the "brains" of the pack along with Lydia Martin.
- Technological Knowledge: Stiles has been shown to have an advanced understanding of technology, and has been shown to have copied keycards to the Sheriff's station using an RFID emulator, hooked up all the surveillance cameras to three of the laptops owned by the pack, and hooking up a smart watch to his phone so he can use it as a hidden camera in the animal clinic. He also claims to have figured out all of Sheriff Stilinski's passwords for his work computer, though how he came upon this information remains unknown. Stiles has also shown a degree of knowledge when it comes to electrical engineering as shown when, while in the Phantom Train Station, he was able to rewire one of the radios there so he could contact the real world, specifically the police scanner in his jeep.
- Pick-Pocketing/Theft: One of Stiles' most frequently used skills is his ability to easily and stealthily steal things without anyone being the wiser. He has stolen heart monitors, cell phones, frequency jammers, and keys/keycards to a variety of doors and vehicles throughout the course of the series, which has helped himself and the pack tremendously.
- Brawling: While Stiles has not been formally trained in close-quarters combat as far as it is known, he has demonstrated he can defend himself using an informal brawling style that draws mainly on his instincts. Even when he only entered the supernatural world, Stiles showed that he could hurt and subdue Jackson, back when Jackson was still human, as a single punch to the face from Stiles left him with a bloody nose. The primary examples of Stiles' brawling ability are shown by his fight against Donovan Donati before he was killed, the several times that Stiles attacked Theo Raeken, and when he managed to throw Scott McCall around and punch him on the floor after his father was injured. However, in the latter cases, neither Theo nor Scott were interested in fighting back (in the former case, because Theo was purposely goading Stiles into hitting him, and in the latter case, Scott felt so guilty that he didn't want to hurt Stiles in any way), so it may not yield great results in a battle against a fully-powered supernatural who was actually attempting to cause him harm, but it could still make the difference between life and death in a fight nonetheless.
Stiles possesses the common weaknesses of a human, along with others that are specific to just himself.
- Mortality: As a human, Stiles is vulnerable to physical injuries and illnesses like any other person.
- Kanima Venom: As a human, Stiles is very vulnerable to the effects of Kanima Venom, much more so than his supernatural peers. In fact, Stiles is the character who has most frequently been paralyzed by Kanima Venom; once he's been exposed, it will take him several hours before he can regain enough control over his musculoskeletal system to stand and walk, and even then, he remains weakened for an additional hour or so.
- Anxiety/Paranoia: Stiles' increasingly severe anxiety regarding the safety of his loved ones has caused Stiles to become quite paranoid in recent months, which typically causes him to be suspicious of any new person until they have proven themselves. While this paranoia is not always misplaced (such as his ultimately correct suspicion that Theo was evil), he does have a tendency to act on instincts rather than evidence, which can get him into trouble with those he believes to have malicious intentions, whether they are truly a threat or not.
- Side Effects of Resurrection: Because Stiles, like Scott and Allison, temporarily killed himself in a surrogate sacrifice ritual to save his father before being resurrected shortly afterward, Stiles has a darkness around his heart that will remain for the rest of his life. This has caused him worrisome symptoms in the past, such as his development of alexia (a type of acute dyslexia), sleep paralysis, nightmares, hallucinations and somnambulism. It is also likely part of the reason why Stiles was chosen as a vessel for the Nogitsune.
- Robin's Egg Blue 1980 CJ5 Jeep
- Aluminum baseball bat
- Supernatural clue board
- Macbook Air laptop
- Mieczysław: Mieczysław (pronounced mye-CHI-swahf) is a masculine Slavic given name of Polish origin that is a combination of the elements miecz, meaning "sword", and sława, meaning "glory" or "fame"; together, they form the meaning "glory of sword" or "fame of sword". The feminine form of the name is Mieczysława. Variants of the name in other languages include: Mecek, Mecik, Mecislav, Mecislavek (Czech); Mečislovas (Lithuanian); and Mecheslav (Russian). Common nicknames for those named Mieczysław include Maslaw, Mietek, Miecio, and Mieszko.
- Stiles: Stiles is a nickname, likely a diminutive of "Stilinski," his surname. In English, stile means "a series of steps or rungs by means of which a person may pass over a wall or fence that remains a barrier to sheep or cattle." In short, this means that a stile is a device set up in an entrance to bar passage until a charge is paid in order to record the number of people passing through. This is actually quite a fitting name for Stiles Stilinski, as he often acts as a "stile" to the McCall Pack, barring entry into the "inner circle" of his friend group out of suspicion toward the person's motives, and only allowing them into it once they've proven their motives are pure.
- 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.
- Stiles plays on the Beacon Hills High School lacrosse team as #24.
- "Stiles" is a family nickname that he inherited from his paternal grandfather, Elias Stilinski. Another nickname Stiles had as a child was "Mischief," as it was the closest he was able to get to correctly pronouncing his true first name, Mieczysław, and his mother Claudia liked it due to how accurately it described the mischievous Stiles.
- Stiles has had romantic feelings for several women throughout the course of the series. While his most enduring crush has been on Lydia Martin, he has also developed romantic feelings for Malia Tate, who was his first-ever girlfriend and has briefly hooked up with Heather and Caitlin in the past as well.
- Stiles was the first of the main characters to be admitted to Eichen House, not including Malia Tate, who was not a main character at the time that she was revealed to be a patient there.
- The emotional trauma caused by the fact that he witnessed his mother die has been a recurring issue for Stiles throughout the series.
- Stiles inherited his Jeep from his mother, Claudia, as she wanted him to have it when he was old enough to drive it after she died.
- Stiles has killed more people than anyone else in the McCall Pack, although all of them were either due to self-defense in a fight or while he was possessed by the Nogitsune.
- Stiles' totem when performing the surrogate sacrifice ritual was his father's Sheriff badge, and Lydia acted as his emotional tether to bring him back to life afterward.
- Stiles' use of a baseball bat as a weapon during supernatural battles has become a running joke throughout the series, though the first bat he used originally belonged to Scott and Melissa McCall. When it was destroyed after he cracked Aiden and Ethan's merged form over the head with it, he replaced it with an aluminum baseball bat.
- While filming his role in Maze Runner: The Death Cure in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Dylan O'Brien was seriously injured while performing a stunt, causing him to remain in the hospital for an extended period, during which time he was supposed to be filming Teen Wolf's sixth season. As a result, his character was absent for seven of the ten episodes in 6A, though his presence still existed through voiceovers and archive footage. Dylan did return for 6B, but his character was absent for eight of the ten episodes, though he was frequently mentioned in between these episodes.
- During a mission to bring Derek in with the FBI, Stiles was shot in the toe in the crossfire. According to him, his toe was obliterated.