Top 10 Best Teen Wolf Characters

The Top Ten
1 Stiles Stilinski

I found Stiles to be the best character in show from beginning to end. I was urged to watch Teen Wolf by many people, and eventually I did but very late on in the game. Except, for the majority of season one, I was just constantly cringing at Scott, Allison, Lydia and Jackson, because all of them were so unbelievably cliche that I could hardly bare it. Derek, on the other hand, was a good character from the beginning, but he was not always there and his character was so complex that it took some time to relate to him. Stiles was the polar opposite to all of this; from the very beginning, Stiles made season one decent, made it bearable, almost enjoyable to me, before season two onwards from where the series became far better.
The most important thing you have to realise is that Stiles' character foundation, if you tore his character down to the bare bones, was 'the forgettable best friend character', 'the supporting role' and 'replaceable'. But Dylan O'Brien (his actor), the ...more

Stiles, even in the face of adversary refuses to change who he is for anybody. His sarcasm is on par with his genius and loyalty to those who have earned his trust. his quick wit and deep brown eyes have left many people wondering why he is considered the "least attractive" of the group (by other characters, the main population of the fan base is head over heels! ) despite that discouraging fact he still doesn't change his nerdy, adorkable (but still hot! ) and sarcastic demeanour.


Stiles is literally my favorite T.V. character of all time. I love his character so much, especially the actor that plays him (Dylan O'Brien! ). He's sarcastic, awkward, funny, brave, anxious, and SO ADORABLE. I was so sad when he and Lydia didn't work out, but so relieved when he finally got Malia. True love! Stiles is the best!

Totally agree. Stiles is my favourite. His loyalty and intellect and humour was very captivating and entertaining. Obviously not portrayed as one of the good looking or the physically strong characters but by being a human with wonderful qualities made him my hero.

2 Lydia Martin

Lydia is the strongest and most influential character in the whole show. Season 4 basically revolves around Lydia and her powers and she continually saves everyone but sadly gets none of the credit. She went through the hell in Season 5 and came out of it stronger and braver than ever before. Not only this, Lydia is a great example for young female viewers. Lydia illustrates beautifully how being smart is cool, and that you can have both a brain and be pretty. Her intelligents has saved the pack on multiple occasions and she has received no praise. Looking back on the first couple seasons, I would of never expected Lydia to be this important to the show, but Teen Wolf wouldn't be the show it is today without the Badass Banshee

Lydia is the best character by far! Her character development shone the most throughout the series and she deserves to be number 1 on this list. I've never seen such a detailed character.

Also Holland is a phenomenal actress! You can see the emotion she puts into portraying Lydia and one of the best actresses/actors on the show! One of the episode/s that shows her amazing acting skills is in season 5 when she is in Eichen House. She acted from the heart and it felt so real!

She is the strongest character in my opinion and is a queeen! She is independent and sassy and beautiful. Also her relationship with Stiles is one of he best I've ever seen, they feed off of each others happiness and I was delighted when they FINALLY started their relationship! I just love Lydia so much!

Although my personal favourite character is Stiles, Lydia Martin closely follows. With her strong will and mysterious 'know-it-all' condition, she is just as bad-ass as Allison was. She can force her voice to have physical impact using her hands, her scream can kill; It can shatter someone's skull. She can predict death, and is a major surviving character who has played a huge part through out the entire series. I really love her, she is simply fantastic.

Lydia is my favorite female character on Teen Wolf. I used to ship her and Stiles SO hard... still do, actually, but I can see that it's a lost cause. She's got Parrish, he's got Malia: it's not happening. I wish she was still as spunky as she was in the first few seasons, but she's grown a lot over the years, and gained a lot of fearlessness; thankfully, though, she's still super sassy! I love her!

3 Scott McCall

At the first season I hated Scott, the second season his character started to develop and I was glad about that, he was in his best character in the 3rd season.

I wish Scott were ranked #2 instead of Derek... I think he is much better than Derek in that he never thinks of himself, only his friends and family. He is the best good-guy on T.V. right now, and the best part is that the actor who plays him in real life- Tyler Posey- is also the nicest guy you've ever met. So perfect! Such a sweet person.

Scott has amazing character and pure soul. He would probably risk his life for a little bunny. His relationships with everyone is amazing and the way he helped Liam grow and become a werewolf while trying to keep himself under control is so cool and cute.

Other than the fact that he's a werewolf, Scott's a pretty typical teenager, which is probably why I love him so much. Even if I still can't quite figure out why his jaw is so lopsided.

4 Derek Hale

Derek Hale is so amazing, I love his character so much. He cares about everyone even if he never shows it, but it proves so much about his character when he told the Alphas to let his sister go, when he was the one with the hole in the chest. He always tries to protect the others, even when it gets him almost killed. In season two Scott says that Derek turned Isaac, Boyd and Erica because of power, but that wasn't true. Derek could have turned anyone he wanted, not just teenagers who needed it, whether it be to escape his abusive father, recover from an illness, or have a pack. While some could argue that Derek only chose them because they would be most likely to say yes, he can turn anyone, whether they give permission or not, doesn't really matter in the long run. Maybe it really was about power in the beginning, but in the beginning of season three, Derek outright said that it was his life for theirs. He was willing to die for them, and even later on when he said that the only ...more

Derek is a tragic hero, whose relationship history is so unfortunate and devastating that even Scott's horrible grades cannot match it. However, Derek is such a lovable character in spite of his temper (and naivety) and many other flaws. But that's really what makes him so special. After all, how can you not like a character, who gave up on being an Alpha to save his sister's life? (Even if we still need so many more information to how Cora was poisoned by mistletoe in the first place. MTV, hello! We would like to know why this plot hole is here! It would have been way cooler for there to be two Alphas in Beacon Hills, anyway; just saying.)

Besides, Derek goes through such a major and well made character development, it's impossible not to like him, whether those developments started out badly; it still made Derek the person he is today, and he should so much return to this end show of season 6.

Derek is the bad boy with a heart of gold. He goes through the best evolution on the show - from not being able to trust anyone and being angry at the world (with very good reason) to realizing that people do care about him and he can really make a difference and help people. Derek is the guy that cares but doesn't want you to know that he does. He's so brave. Plus, he's hot!

Oh, he's such a beautiful grump. Plus, his muscles are huge. He looks like he could lift five people, at the same time.

5 Allison Argent

Allison Argent is the best damn character in the whole show. She should be at least in the top 3. She is so underrated, but she brings a story to the show that no one notices. I have one very important statement to make. Remember in the episode The Divine Move (Episode 24, Season 3B), Stiles was going to kill himself while the Nogitsune and the Oni were fighting the pack? It was all fake because it was the state between life and death. Kira explained this in the earlier episodes. The state is called Bardou, and whatever happens there is all in your mind. So, what if Allison "died" in Bardou? What if her death was fake...

Seriously Allison is amazing she's our little fallen warrior her character development had been incredible she went from the naive sweet new girl in town oblivious to the supernatural to strong brave badass fearless werewolf hunter I don't know how anyone can hate her. From her romances with Scott and Isaac, Her friendship with Lydia and not to mention her strong bond with her dad. She's been through so much her mothers death, her auntie going crazy and murdering her friends as well as her dad dissapering so when Allison died my heart broke but Chris was right when he said "Allison died saving her friends she died a hero". That shows who Allison was she would have done anything for the people she cared about my favourite Allison quotes are

1. I can take care of myself
2. I wanna feel powerful
3. Its because it doesn't hurt.
4. Don't frown Lydia someone could be falling in love with your smile
5. I'm not fearless I'm terrified I'm always terrified.

So yeah ...more

Allison is amazing she knows how to protect others and herself she's like such a badass. She's so selfless, sweet and iconic. Shes honestly my favorite character and when she died saving her friends I couldn't stop crying for days no joke. She and Lydia really like showed female empowerment the first seasons. I honestly love her sm.

While Allison gets under my skin a lot, I still love her. She's tough and vulnerable, all at the same time.

6 Isaac Lahey

Isaac... oh my goodness I miss him so much. He left so abruptly, and I couldn't handle that. He was such an adorable character, even on his own, but when he was in love with Allison... My heart couldn't handle the love! Plus I love the funny shape of his ear. Random thought, go check it out, it's so cute.

I wish he came back, I miss him so much..He was different from the others and I just loved him. Loyal, Sweet, and Funny. Daniel was simply perfect at portraying Isaac.

Honestly, Isaac was such a sweet and funny character. Not to mention, seriously cute. I was really wishing he would've came back for the finale. definitely in my top 3 characters!

Incredible character with such a memorable and heart breaking backstory, missed having him the last few seasons. Daniel is the perfect representation of this wonderful character.

7 Malia Tate

Malia is a strong character who deserves better then she gets. She may not have been the smartest, but she was trustworthy and any chance she had to help someone she'd take it. She gets hated on for apparently 'ruining' stydia, yet before Stiles and Malia were a couple, Lydia wouldn't even consider being with him, especially in seasons 1 and 2. Malia has done nothing wrong and I'll always love the best badass female character of Teen Wolf!

She is the best female character HANDS DOWN! We all know it. She might not have been in the show from the start but that doesn't make us love her any less. She's funny, caring, loving, hot, strong and also very emotional which makes me love her even more. Her development in just 3 seasons has been INCREDIBLE and people tend to forget about it

I love all the characters in Teen Wolf but Malia is definitely one of my favourites. She's not the whole "I'm a girl, don't hold me back, I can take centre stage type"
She's the scruffy "comb?! ", not all of us girls are put well together type of girl. Extremely loyal to pack. The "I can handle it" type.
And I just love her and Scott's chemistry.

She is so funny like Stiles. She makes the cutest couple with Stiles. She hates math. (Who likes it? ) She is helpful. She is kind. She is sarcastic. She kicks butt. She is tied for first for my favorite teen wolf characters.

8 Melissa McCall

Mama McCall FOREVER! And how cool is it that her name in real life is Melissa too? Way too cool for me to handle.

Scott's mom may be the most perfect mom in television history.

Such a good mom. Cares for everyone.

An underrated supermom

9 Kira Yukimura

Kira is my favourite female character, she is just so amazing! And absolutely stunning as well as fantastic with a katana. She is an absolute badass! Anyone hating on her is just jealous that after Scott and Allison broke up, he fell for Kira.

Kira has so much of potential, both story wise and power wise. She is also a katana wielding badass.

Pure and sweet, she's the cinnamon roll that deserves the world.

She is like a pretty Asian me. I hate myself.

10 Liam Dunbar

He was amazing before he was even a werewolf (especially when he's playing lacrosse)! His loyalty and love for Mason is so sweet and Layden is such a cute relationship. He's also a perfect addition to the pack, with no other werewolves (still on the show) beside Scott in the pack, he fits in perfectly as the "true beta". He's like a combination of both Scott and Stiles in the sense that he never gives up, he cares so much about his friends, and he's absolutely hilarious!

Liam Dunbar first appeared in Season 4 of MTV's Teen Wolf. He was a transfer freshman at Beacon Hills High School coming to the school from Devenford Prep. Liam was bitten by Alpha Werewolf Scott McCall and now struggles to control himself while helping protect Beacon Hills.

He has anger issues but they actually give him potential to be one of the strongest werewolves.
He has a good heart, he is a combination of attributes of the original pack boys.
His role has gotten bigger and bigger and he has become more important as the show has developed.

He's so adorable and he try's to do right by everything he does if it's risking his life for the pack or just helping the pack anytime. He has a big heart and has some very funny lines.

The Contenders
11 Sheriff Stilinski

I love how sweet, funny and kindhearted he is, the relationship between stiles and his dad is amazing.
To be honest I watched the series bc of these two.

Sheriff Stilinski is the most loving Father. He's smart, creative, unconditionally loving and an integral part of the team. I adore this guy.

It should be illegal to not love him. I cry every time he mentions Stiles' mom.

12 Danny Māhealani

An actual fleshed out homosexual character. Danny being gay isn't treated like a huge thing or anything, just a ' Oh Danny's gay? Cool love that guy' and those amazing moments when he's with a boyfriend, they're done well.

Although voting for him because 'he's hot' devalues him as a character since funnily enough that's his actor...

Hot. Not my favorite but he is hot. Also, I loved his relationship with Ethan I mean that was perfect. Pretty much everyone ships that.

He should be a recurring character past season 3!

So sweet. Love his relationship with Ethan.

13 Chris Argent

Argent is a badass werewolf hunter who turned from douche to favorite

14 Jordan Parrish

I love this character! Parrish is probably one of the best characters on the show, he is hot (both literally and metaphorically), stronger than all of the others and he's sweet and caring. He always put everyone else before him. And the most important thing..he's a HELLHOUND I mean come on! (Honestly the best thing is that the majority of the time he is shirtless or with just a pair of boxers on since he is crazy hot compared to any other Teen wolf character). He should also be way higher up.

The more involved Jordan got in the plot, I found myself squealing whenever he came on screen. His entire character arc was fascinating to me and I always wanted to see more of him. He's so dutiful and adorable, and he's such a seemingly ordinary individual, and yet there's so much going on with him that he doesn't quite understand. He also delivers quite a few hilarious lines.

Not my favorite but I like him. He is funny, nice, and understanding. It doesn't hurt that he happens to be hot.

I just loved his progression as a character. Also I'm pretty sure he likes Lydia.

15 Jackson Whittemore

I think out of all the characters Jackson is by far my favorite. A lot of people really dislike him which I do understand in some ways yet I honestly couldn't adore him enough. He has so much development its insane. He started off as a jerky jock type which instantly got ripped away from him by Scott. His girlfriend his sports and his popularity went. He wanted it back, we all would if we were in his position so he fought. He felt very threatened against Scott and Stiles as he just wants to fit in. Season two is when he develops the most and when my love for him grew. He just wanted to fit in, to have power, to be somebody. He had never meant to be evil and hurt Lydia that was never his intention. He tried to gain power and respect from everyone but it never really worked. Instead somebody else was controlling his body so he turned into an emotional freak which wasn't really him.
I also always felt really bad for Jackson as when everyone died nobody really cared even though he was ...more

Jackson is so hot, he makes steam look cool. It should be illegal for him to wear a shirt. Okay, before I start rambling about his abs, I guess I should talk about his character. Jackson cracks me up, because he's your typical high school jock, who drives a nice car and has perfect hair. Despite his self-obsession, I still love him to bits and pieces.

Jackson can be a jerk but when he is around Lydia... Lydia brings out the best in him. He cares for Lydia. Which I think is adorable. Even though he can be a jerk at times. Before he left the show he showed who he was becoming.

I mean what would the show be without him? His lines are the best, and Colton Haynes delivers them so flawlessly. I mean... he cracks me up all the time and everybody needs a self loving cocky douchebag am I right? I'm so so sooo very sad that he had to leave so early GAH! (notice that I didn't comment on how gorgeous he is, if I started talking about his abs and that perfect jawline... I would WAY pass the word limit...)

16 Peter Hale

Peter Hale is easily one of the best characters in the show, the fact that he has no morals works for him. He isn't evil, he is just greedy. He only hurts others if it is in his favour. He is funny and probably one of the best actors.

Objectively speaking, the actor is the handsomest one of the entire series (especially s3 onwards). Stiles/void Stiles has this haunting beauty but Peter's just ruggedly handsome.

I love to hate Peter, and that makes a villain all the better. I love his somewhat morbid realism, and I can't help but understand him and his reasoning.

I wish he was more in the show. I know what he did was wrong, but I think he could because a lot of drama and problems.

17 Theo Raeken

He is such a complex character. He deserved to be treated with so much more respect. I love his story and it's so cute how even though they don't let him into Scott's pack, he still tries. He's such a trooper and I love him.

He is such a badass, but he is so hot!
From loving him as Mike in PLL, to hating him as Theo in TW, shows how good of a actor he is! Support him!

18 Ethan

He's very caring and cares a lot about his brother and Jackson. I wish he and Aiden had more screen time or even a spin-off could be cool. Of their past or Ethan trying to bring his brother back.

This is my favourite character because he so dreamy!

He is the good twin and I love the way he turns out to be good and also loves his brother, Aiden

19 Bobby Finstock

Honestly, I don't know how he isn't higher. I originally came onto this page just enjoying reading the comments, but Coach is just that forgotten character that makes the show that much better. Just imagine how much the show would lack with Coach! The actor that portrays him does an excellent job.

Love him! His interaction with the kids is perfect. I love the conference with Stiles' dad!

I loved how he wound up Stiles and his sarcasm even surpasses mine.

He's the second. Best character next to styles he's incredibly funny and I love him

20 Cora Hale

She is alright but we never really got to see her character. I mean if she was used more and she had a story top 10. However, I think her character was underdeveloped and was there for such little time. I liked Oliver better from that one episode.

Cora Hale cannot seriously be under Malia, are you serious!

Such a useless character.

Why is she here...

21 Erica Reyes

She deserved better. She never had a good life. Gerard and Allison tortured her and The Alpha Pack killed her.

I cried when she died

She should be in top 10

22 Mason Hewitt

Not my favorite but he is pretty awesome. He is super sweet. When Lydia stained her carpet he was so nice.

23 Dr. Deaton

He is so strange and supportive. Plus fearless.

24 Aiden

So cute and sad he dies

25 Julia Baccari / Jennifer Blake / The Darach

I loved the mystery about this character and the reveal. I found her one of the most compelling Teen Wolf villains.

The best villain of the show, by far.

my favourite villain, I usually spot when an innocent person is really a villain but I never suspected Jennifer to be the villain.

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