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Parrish, no one's available! Do you have any idea what's going on? The high school sign somehow ended up in one of the hallways, the library is completely wrecked, there might be a prehistoric animal running around the streets, and I am starting to seriously think about a transfer.


Valerie Clark, also known as Deputy Clark, is a supporting character in Season 5 of Teen Wolf. She is a deputy with the Beacon County Sheriff's Department, the work partner of Jordan Parrish, and the older sister and legal guardian of Hayden Romero. Valerie was first introduced in Creatures of the Night after she and Jordan arrested Donovan Donati, the young adult son of Sheriff Stilinski's former partner, who had committed armed robbery. As the season progressed, it was revealed that she was the legal guardian of her younger sister Hayden, though the circumstances that led to this arrangement remain unknown.

Throughout the season, Valerie has worked with the Sheriff and her fellow deputies to deal with the mysterious events that have plagued the town since the Dread Doctors' arrival, though, unbeknownst to her, her younger sister was turned into a Werewolf-Werejaguar Chimera by the Doctors, along with nearly a dozen other teenagers. She witnessed the bodies of several of the dead Chimeras being stolen (though, again, she had no idea that the thief was her partner Jordan, a Hellhound and guardian of the supernatural) and was also one of the first to see La Bête du Gévaudan after it was resurrected by the Dread Doctors.

Early Life Edit

Virtually nothing is known about Valerie's life prior to her introduction to the series, except that at some point, she became the legal guardian of her teenage sister Hayden Romero, with whom she shares a close bond. ("Required Reading") She also apparently gained employment with the Beacon County Sheriff's Department at some point between January and August of 2012. ("Creatures of the Night")

Throughout Teen Wolf Edit

Valerie's first appearance was in Creatures of the Night, where she was seen bringing in the handcuffed Donovan Donati, who was struggling against her hold. Donovan snidely asked her if she was trying to break his arm, to which she responded that if he didn't stop struggling, she'd go for a compound fracture. When Sheriff Stilinski asked what caused Donovan to be arrested this time, Valerie explained that it was for breaking and entering, and that he had also been charged with unlawful possession of a firearm after they found a loaded .38mm on his person. Sheriff reminded Donovan that the judge told him during his last arrest that the next time meant jail time, and though Donovan insisted the gun wasn't his, Sheriff had Valerie book him before asking her if she had heard from Jordan Parrish recently.

In Dreamcatchers, Valerie and Parrish brought out the handcuffed Donovan so that he could meet with his attorney, Mr. Stewart. Upon Mr. Stewart's confession that he would be sentenced from anywhere between three to five years in prison for his crime, Valerie, along with Stiles Stilinski and Scott McCall, witnessed Donovan furiously threatening to kill the Sheriff for ordering him to be booked in the first place.

The next evening, Sheriff was about to leave work to go on a date with Natalie Martin when he found Clark slumped face-down on her desk, and, not knowing what was going on, asked her what the hell she was doing. Valerie quietly muttered that she couldn't move, leading Sheriff to realize that she had been paralyzed by the venom of Tracy Stewart, a recently-turned Werewolf-Kanima Chimera, just before a battle occurred between Tracy and Kira Yukimura.

In Condition Terminal, Valerie and Sheriff Stilinski investigated the footage of the jail cell right before Donovan supposedly escaped their custody the previous evening. They watched the surveillance footage from the holding cells in the Sheriff's office, where they were shocked to see that the video cut out for a few seconds, only to return to show that Donovan had completely vanished. When Sheriff Stilinski remarked that Valerie was at the station on her day off, she reminded him that she was present when Donovan threatened his life and that she wasn't going to take time of until they found him to ensure his safety.

In Required Reading, Valerie and another fellow deputy were seen exiting their vehicles and walking onto the lacrosse field, where they found eight large holes dug into the ground, though they were not aware that this was part of the Dread Doctors' process to turn teenagers into Chimeras. The next day, Valerie stopped by Beacon Hills High School to pick up her younger sister Hayden Romero from school, where she pulled out a bottle of Hayden's mycophenolate (an anti-rejection medication she takes due to a kidney transplant she had years earlier) and informed her that she had nearly washed it in the laundry because she accidentally left it in her jeans' pocket. Just as Liam Dunbar was passing by, Valerie reminded Hayden that she needed to be more careful, since the medication was $200 a bottle, and when Hayden realized Liam was eavesdropping on them, she called him out on it. Liam sheepishly walked away, after which point Valerie asked Hayden if the boy was Liam before remarking that he "got cute."

In Strange Frequencies, Hayden lied and told Valerie that she was spending the night at a friend's house to cover up the fact that she was going into hiding to prevent the Dread Doctors from capturing her after she learned she had been turned into a Werewolf-Werejaguar Chimera. That night, Valerie was in the middle of working a double-shift anyway, and was seen creating a "Missing Person" report for Josh Diaz, though, unbeknownst to Clark, Josh was already dead, as he had been killed the previous night by Theo Raeken due to the fact that he had lost control over his Chimera powers and had attacked Stiles Stilinski.

In Ouroboros, Clark found Kira Yukimura wandering in a trance down Route 115. Clark turned on her cruiser's lights and siren before pulling over to check on her. When she asked Kira if she was okay, Kira explained that she came out to the road because something had happened to her there and she needed to remember something. After convincing her to get in the patrol car, Clark quickly took advantage of Kira's distracted state to handcuff her to a bar in the backseat of the cruiser before using her police radio to inform the station that she had the suspect in custody. Upon her return to the Beacon County Sheriff's Station, she locked Kira up to the bench in the station. Clark then began examining the murder weapon, which was Kira's bloody sword-belt.

When Sheriff Stilinski came in and saw Kira gingerly rubbing her sore wrist, he demanded that the cuffs be taken off of her because he believed that if Kira was truly involved, it was purely self-defense. Some time later, Clark entered the Sheriff's office to inform him about the prank call that they had received the other night, which she had investigated at his request. She went on to explain that she was going to file the report until she saw the names of those who had used their library key-cards to enter the library around the time the prank call was made-- Theo Raeken and Stiles Stilinski, concerning the Sheriff greatly for obvious reasons.

With the body of the newest deceased Chimera (the unnamed female who Kira killed in a trance-like state) being held in the morgue at Beacon Hills Memorial Hospital, the Sheriff assigned all of his deputies to act as guards throughout the hospital in order to both protect the body as well as to better identify the person who has been stealing them. Among those standing watch is Clark, who was given the position directly in front of the doors to the morgue while holding a shotgun. Suddenly, the hospital began to become incredibly hot, leading the Sheriff to ask Clark to go check on the air conditioning. As she prepared to do as she was asked, the pipes began to rattle as the water inside of them began to boil and turn into steam, causing the emergency sprinkler system to go off, though it released steam as well. The thief who had been stealing the bodies then took out each deputy one by one, incapacitating Clark without alerting her to his identity before stealing the body of the female teenage Chimera.

In Lies of Omission, Sheriff Stilinski has gathered together all the deputies at the Beacon County Sheriff's Station. Each of them have been given an Dissociative Experiences Questionnaire, the questions are very specific, asking things such as

  • Have you experienced fugue states or incidents of missing time?
  • During the past month, have you had any reason to wonder if you were losing your mind or losing control over the way you act, talk, think, feel, or of your memory?

As Dpt.Clark reads this, she notices that her sister Hayden Romero is on the list, she is not pleased by this.

In Status Asthmaticus, Clark along with several other deputies are chasing down a large bi-pedal animal. They describe it as loping and too big to be human, according to Clark, it began running on two feet but then got back on all fours and began running towards Beacon Hills High School. As Clark radios-in, she tells them that the creature is in her rear view mirror, it then comes towards her and forces Clark to crash her patrol car. Sheriff Stilinski and Clark meet up at the school, she apologizes for crashing the car but Stilinski isn't concerned with it, he says insurance will cover it. Clark then says she wonders how much insurance the school has because whatever it was that she was chasing destroyed the school, the BHHS sign is in the hallway and there is a gaping hole in the ceiling.


In The Last Chimera, Deputy Clark receives a call from Parrish while at station station, he tells her that he can't explain how he knows but he knows that Lydia Martin is missing. Clark then informs him that he's missing and that the deputies are really confused by his behavior, herself included, she says this while looking at the pried open jail cell bars. Parrish explains he he knows his recent behavior has been strange and he'll try to explain it later but at the moment, he needs every available deputy out looking for Lydia. She explains that no one is available, the Beacon Hills High School sign somehow ended up in the hallway, the library is destroyed, there might be a prehistoric animal running around Beacon Hills and all this is leading her to consider for a transfer. He tells her that he'll explain what he can later but now he has to find Lydia. Clark leaves the station and gets into a Beacon County Sheriff's vehicle.

In Damnatio Memoriae, while on patrol with Hayden in the passenger's seat, Dpt.Clark receives a call from dispatch, who radios in a 11-5 at the communication towers off Cypress Lane. Clark says 10-4 as she is in the area, dispatch tells her that a technician was sent in over an hour ago and no one has heard back from him. She then looks over at Hayden who asks if she is going to have to drive her to work every night, Valerie says only if she has to but Hayden reminds her that she can't keep an eye on her 24/7. Valerie explains that she was missing three days and because of this she will be keeping an eye on Hayden for the rest of her life. Hayden explains that she was with Liam but this doesn't help the situation, Valerie is confused, she speculates that maybe Hayden thinks she doesn't need her anymore; however, they're suppose to look out for one another.

She pulls up to the communications tower, telling Hayden to stay in the car, she checks out the technician's truck but no one is there, so she enters the tower to further investigate. Once inside, Dpt. Clark draws her weapon and announces herself as Beacon County Sheriff's Department, as she goes further inside the tower, she finds the tech lying on the ground, he has been badly injured. He tells Dpt. Clark that its still here, she shines her light ahead and sees a large clawed hand ripping through a steam pipe, the creature then gazes at her with its glowing white eyes from behind the steam, Clark then drops her flashlight as the animal runs past her. Clark makes her way out the communications tower, yelling at Hayden to run. The next day, Clark fills out a report at the station, the report consisted of "Deputy was attacked by an enormous animal of undetermined species." Deputy Strauss mocks her about the fact that the report is unclear, but Clark insists that she knows what she saw. She gets up for a moment and tells Hayden not to move but when she comes back Hayden is gone, so she texts her asking what part of "Don't move" she doesn't understand.

In Amplification, Valerie, along with multiple deputies, are hunting down the creature that has been at the center of several recent chaotic events in Beacon Hills. Clark radios in, stating "Unit 5 heading northwest on Crescent. Reporting an incredibly large something." Unit 7 joins in, claiming that he has eyes on the same thing. When he calls it an animal, Clark assures him that it isn't before she then reports a sighting off Hill Road southbound.

In Apotheosis Valerie was on duty at the Beacon County Sheriff's Station, where she was working at the front desk. After a moment, Sebastien Valet entered the building and approached the front desk, telling her that he was looking for a man named "Argent." When Sheriff Stilinski overheard their conversation, he summoned Sebastien into his office to talk to him. When Sheriff led Sebastien out, Valerie noticed that he had his gun drawn and drew her own, aiming it at Sebastien and demanding that he not move. However, when he continued to walk toward her, she fired several shots, none of which had any effect on him. She was presumably knocked unconscious in the struggle.


In Memory Lost, after a young box named Alex goes missing while in the Beacon County Sheriff's Station Stilinski orders all his deputies, including Deputy Clark to search for the boy. She and Stilinski find him in the holding cell, Tte boy begs them to lock him in, for everyone's sake, the sheriff agrees. Scott and Stiles arrive at the station to find the now empty and holding cell, Alex is no longer there, they ask Deputy Clark about him, however, she doesn’t remember him at all. She says no one was ever in lockup today, then handing them the logs to prove it.

Personality Edit

Valerie has demonstrated that she is a sweet, loyal, and compassionate woman. She cares deeply for her sister, Hayden, and her boss, Sheriff Stilinski, and has proven that she is dedicated to upholding the law and protecting the lives of Beacon Hills' innocent civilians even if it means putting her own life at risk. She has demonstrated this numerous times, such as when she hunted what appeared to be a large animal throughout the streets of Beacon Hills, which caused Valerie to crash her car and leave her slightly injured. However, this did not stop her from tracking the Beast to the school to the school. She was also very quick to pull her weapon after noticing the Sheriff in a possible hostile situation, at great personal risk to herself.

Physical Appearance Edit

Valerie is an attractive young woman of medium stature with olive skin, medium brown hair, and brown eyes. Physically, she looks very similar to her younger sister. Deputy Clark is typically seen wearing her Sheriff's deputy uniform due to her almost always being on duty.

Skills Edit

As a human, Valerie has no supernatural powers. However, she is a highly-trained police officer, which has given her close-quarters combat skills and knowledge of firearms such as hand guns and shot guns along with other weaponry. She is not one to hesitate and when put in a dangerous situation, she is quick to fire, proven when she and Sheriff Stilinski were in a confrontation with Sebastien Valet

Equipment Edit

  • Standard-issue 9mm Beretta
  • Standard-issue police vehicle
  • Shotgun

Etymology Edit

  • Valerie: Valerie is a feminine English given name derived directly from the French Valérie, which itself was derived from the Latin Valeria, meaning, "strong," "brave," "health," or "valiant," an apt name for a loyal and dedicated Sheriff's deputy like Valerie Clark. Both Valerie and its masculine forms, Valery/Valéry, have derivatives in numerous European languages, and are especially common in Russian and other Eastern European languages. Variants of the name in other languages include: Valeria (Ancient Roman, Italian, Romanian); Valerija (Croatian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Serbian, Slovene); Valérie (French); Valéria (Hungarian, Portuguese, Slovak); Waleria (Polish); Valeriya (Russian).
  • Clark: Clark is a masculine English occupational surname meaning "cleric" or "scribe," derived from the Old English clerec or clericus, which originally meant "priest," "scribe," or referred to any other type of scholar within a religious order. This Latin word was further derived from the Greek kleros, meaning "inheritance" or "legacy" with reference to the priestly tribe of Levites who believed their inheritance was the Lord. In medieval Christian Europe, clergy in minor orders were permitted to marry, and, as a result, settled down and had families, allowing their surname to be passed down; during the Middle Ages, members of religious orders were virtually the only people who learned to read and write, which is why the term "clerk" came to refer to any man who was literate.

Trivia Edit

  • Valerie and her sister Hayden have different last names, though it is unknown why. This could be because they have different fathers, or because Valerie is or was married at some point in time.
  • She isn't fully aware of the supernatural events that are taking place in Beacon Hills. However, she slowly becoming more suspicious as she sees more and more inhuman things that she has difficulty explaining and understanding.

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