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"The plan is to save you. That's the plan I'm going with." - Scott to Stiles Stilinski
"I'm going to find out who did this. And I'm going to stop them." - Scott to Melissa McCall
"I healed. When we were all together again, when we were a pack." - Scott to his Pack.
Scott McCall lives in Beacon Hills, California with his mother Melissa McCall, is best friends with Stiles Stilinski, attends Beacon Hills High School and has a part-time job as a veterinarian assistant to Alan Deaton. Scott becomes a new werewolf, after being bitten by an alpha, Peter Hale. In Season 1 and Season 2, Scott struggles to control his transformations, adapt to his new life, and balance his high school relationships with the help of Stiles and fellow werewolf Derek Hale. He falls in love with Allison Argent, a member of a werewolf hunter family which becomes a source of drama and turmoil in his life and works to protect his friends and family from a slew of human and supernatural enemies. In Season 3, Scott undergoes a druid sacrifice, along with Stiles and Allison, to take Melissa's place as a guardian to save her from the Darach, which reawakens the Nemeton. He rises to alpha rank by becoming a True Alpha, forms his pack and takes up the role of protecting the town and the people of Beacon Hills. Although he is the face of the pack, the planning and leadership aspects that lead to success tend to fall to other members of the pack and their allies or become a group effort. Scott starts a new romance with Kira Yukimura and determinedly exorcises Stiles of a nogitsune, but is struck with grief by Allison's death. In Season 4, Scott moves on with his life and his relationship with Kira. He accidentally bites Liam Dunbar while saving his life, creating his first beta werewolf. He takes Liam under his wing, teaching him how to be a werewolf. Scott goes along with his pack to stop the Deadpool and save his friends from death, whilst contemplating whether or not he should resort to being a killer, firmly deciding the latter in the end. In Season 5, Scott leads his pack in the battle against the Dread Doctors, but is repeatedly beaten down, and his rash judgment costs him the faith and trust of his pack. Because of Theo Raeken's manipulation, the pack drifts away from him causing his power to weaken and he casts Stiles out of the Pack. He is then killed by Theo, but is resurrected by Melissa's efforts and the supermoon. Scott recovers from his loss and pulls his fractured pack back together, fully getting back his power and confidence, and vanquishes the resurrected Beast of Gévaudan. In Season 6, Scott prepares for graduation and questions if Beacon Hills still needs them. However, the pack soon notice that the Wild Hunt is taking people, including Stiles, and erasing them from everyone's memories. Scott begins to turn over his leadership responsibilities to Liam for when the older members of the pack leave for college as they work on bringing Stiles and the others back.
"I can't sit out again. My whole life is sitting on the sidelines. This season, I make first line." - Scott
Typical of a teenage boy, Scott can be naive and stubborn. He tends to overlook highly probable risks and take his chances. This is shown after he becomes a new werewolf. When he finally improves athletically and makes first line on the lacrosse team, he remains on the team in spite of the danger of being a new werewolf. Later, when he becomes enamored with, then falls for Allison Argent, and she with him, he stubbornly ignores the complications of her parents being erstwhile hunters of werecreatures.
"I wanna play! I want to be on the team. I want to go out with Allison. I want a semi-freaking normal life." - Scott
Stiles: "Scott ... you have something ... Whether you want it or not, you can do things that nobody else can do. So that means you don't have a choice anymore. It means you have to do something."
Scott: "I know. And I will."
Scott has an amicable and trusting nature, generally always willing to give most people the benefit of the doubt and see the best in them, but not always. He tends to stick to his first impression of people and it can take a long while for him to recognize that his judgment could be wrong. This is evident with how he sticks to his idea of Derek being an untrustworthy person in seasons 1 and 2 and takes a while for him to realize that Derek genuinely cares and wants to help save people. Similarly, he stuck with his initial impression of Theo Raeken from when they were little, unimpressed about his best friend Stiles' gut feeling that something was off about him, eventually leading to Scott trusting Theo over Stiles. Scott realizes this error in judgment when Theo shows his true colors and attempts to kill him and he earns to make up for his mistake afterwards
Scott does his best to be the protector his friends and family believe him to be, but his black and white view of morality is in conflict with the morally gray world he lives in and sometimes results in more harm than good. For example, in being so focused on saving Jackson Whittemore when he was turned into a kanima, not killing him had the consequence of allowing the kanima to claim many more lives while they tried to find a better solution.
"Everyone can be tempted, Scott. Even a True Alpha." - Derek to Scott
Scott was willing to kill Peter Hale hoping to cure himself of being a werewolf in season 1, though in later seasons, he strictly advocates for saving people instead, believing killing someone should not be the first option. In a more hypocritical stance, he complained about people not trusting each other to Derek, in that instance about Derek's reasonable position of not trusting the Argents, and proceeded to betray Derek and his pack instead of informing them of his and Deaton's plan to put Gerard away, though he and Derek eventually learned to trust each other before the end of Season 3A. Scott's flawed habit of keeping important information from people who deserve to know also extends to not telling Allison the truth surrounding how her mother died and not informing Kira that something odd was going on with her fox even when Kira asked him about it. He usually does not keep secrets out of malice, but because he views it as his responsibility to shoulder the burden for other people even though they deserve to know the truth. The phrase "the road to hell is paved with good intentions" certainly applies to a lot of his faults, but he has worked to overcome some of them as they are pointed out to him.
Scott has all the supernatural abilities and traits of a werewolf, including superhuman strength, speed, agility, endurance, senses, an advanced healing factor, pain absorption, and the ability to shift into the normal werewolf form. Scott rose to the status of True Alpha through strength of will while breaking through a mountain ash barrier, gaining the ability to give the bite, use an alpha roar, and to have his existing abilities enhanced through the symbiotic power from his pack. He also develops the ability to use the werewolf mind meld technique with Peter's initial assistance in 3x22 - De-Void and has shown signs of being able to shapeshift into a more monstrous form. This occurred in 4x10 - Monstrous when he lost control and savaged an assassin in the heat of battle, though the transformation regressed when he regained control. Scott's status as a True Alpha can only be fully taken by a beta turned from his own bite.
Deaton: "Personally, I'm more interested in how these talons somehow were able to absorb your power. The only one who should be able to do that is a beta of your own making."
Scott: "Someone like Liam."
Scott: "And what if I let someone into my pack? Like another beta?"
Deaton: "I would normally say no... but I'm starting to wonder if the rules aren't as rigid as I once thought."
Scott's abilities occasionally do not work consistently and can be severely depleted beyond what has been seen with most other werewolves. Some reasons for this may be the support and presence of his pack or lack of it, his mental state, his age and experience or potentially other factors. Incidents include (but are not limited to):
- Doing poorly while fighting Kincaid, a beta, who remarks "You have the eyes of an alpha, but where's the strength?" in 3x20 - Echo House. The twins then jump in and have a much easier time fighting him than Scott did.
- Being beaten around by a berserker in 4x02 - 117 when a de-aged Derek was able to take on two
- Being beaten around and then drained of energy by Belasko in 5x01 - Creatures of the Night before experiencing a surge of power to defeat him after Stiles, Liam, and Malia show up
- Losing nearly all of his abilities - including strength, healing, and the ability to shift - when he lost the support of his pack in season 5 and regaining his abilities as he regains his pack. This is in contrast to both Peter's strength as an alpha in season 1 even though both Scott and Derek opposed him and Derek's relatively small loss in power from losing pack members throughout season 3A.
When Scott was only a toddler, Rafael divorced Melissa and left the family. Scott had been accidentally injured from falling down the flight of stairs caused by Rafael who was drunk, during a fight with Melissa. Rafael left the family the next day in shame. Scott kept in touch with Rafael, and though there was a period of time when Scott lived with his dad, Rafael was mostly absent from his life+.
Stiles Stilinski became Scott's best friend for a significant portion of his life going back as far as grade school. They consider each other brothers+. The two would go on, getting into a history of mischief.
Scott, at one point in grade school, had a pet dog named Roxy. At one point, Scott was taking Roxy for a walk when the two were attacked by a rabid doberman. The stress of the event caused Scott to have such a severe asthma attack that he was sent to the hospital. At the hospital, he asked his mom for Roxy. Melissa comforted her son, telling him Roxy died, saying "She didn't make it"+. Scott was affected by Roxy's death and would keep her leash in his room for the following years+.
Scott attended Beacon Hills High School in Beacon Hills, California, where he plays lacrosse and runs cross country, though was unpopular and a bench warmer for the team. He is in his sophomore year at the series' start. Scott has an after school job at the Beacon Hills Animal Clinic as an assistant to Alan Deaton. Alan came to serve as a mentor and father figure to Scott in his life.
- English, with Stiles and Allison
- Chemistry, with Stiles, Danny, and Jackson
- World History
- Economics, with Stiles and Allison
- Economics, with Stiles and Jackson
- English, with Stiles and Isaac
- Chemistry, with Stiles, Danny, Jackson, and Lydia
- Intro to Business, with Stiles and Danny
- History, with Stiles and Kira
- Lunch follows History
- Physics, with Isaac and Danny
- English, with Allison, Stiles, Lydia, Ethan, and Aiden
- Mrs. Finch's AP Biology, with Kira, Lydia, and Theo
Scott cycles up on 115 through two lines of traffic to meet up with Kira while it's pouring. Eventually, he catches sight of her. She's excitedly running up to him. Scott asks his girlfriend did she have fun in New York. Kira, beaming, replies "Not really." Relieved, Scott replies "Good". The two then share a deep kiss in the downpour.
Scott and Kira make it to the high school in time for the big event. They make out under the underpass. Suddenly, Scott hears a growl. The two are then attacked by a huge werewolf-like creature. Scott and Kira, whipping out a new sword, fight back. The creature thrashes them, and taunts Scott. Scott fully shifts and roars at the creature who he is. The werewolf-creature tells him he's come for the famous Scott McCall who took down Deucalion and broke the Argents' family. He raises his enormous glowing-blue claws and engages Scott again. Scott, knocked down, is almost gutted by the creature. A new werewolf arrives, and slashes the creature before he can stab Scott. Scott takes up the fight again, but is stabbed deep by the creature's claws. Scott's alpha red eyes dim as the claws seem to absorb or siphon his power. Stiles, Malia and Liam appear beside Kira and the stranger, on the scene looking grim. Scott manages to regain his power. He musters enough strength to overcome the claws - he breaks the monster's arm, leaving the monster in pain. Scott regains his footing, ripping the separated claws from his chest. He gives the monster a choice: leave or stay and Scott will break something else. The beaten creature chooses the former.
The pack turns to curiously face the stranger. The young man says that Scott doesn't remember him. He says it has been a long time since the fourth grade. Scott recognizes the new wolf: "Theo?" he asks. Theo nods. He tells everyone know he went to grade school with Scott and Stiles. Theo tells Scott he'd heard of him becoming not just an alpha, but a True Alpha. Theo says he's come back to Beacon Hills because he wishes to be part of Scott's Pack.
Scott, along with Stiles, Kira and Malia, enter the school. Stiles is conversing that the two of them haven't seen Theo for years and he just suddenly shows up. Scott answers that he's more concerned about the creature that was just out for his blood. They meet up with Lydia. The five of them then head for the school library. All five are going to be seniors, excited to hae reached this particular milestone. They join the rest of the upcoming senior class for the big event: the Senior Scribe. In the library, they all write down their initials on a cleared book shelf to signify becoming seniors as a school rite of passage. Scott adds his initials last. A sad expression comes over his face as he comes to a decision. He adds Allison's initials next to his. The pack remember their fallen comrade. Lydia declares Allison is still with them. Scott leads the other four down the stairs, to begin senior year.