I do not watch the show for Scott McCall. He is a boring character to me. He took away Derek’s bodily autonomy on several occasions and his abslolute refusal to kill (even if it would save lives) pisses me off. I do not watch Teen Wolf for Scott McCall. No one should tell you what is and isn’t a legitimate reason to watch a show.
PSA: the Scott McCall tag is not a good place to post Scott McCall hate. Please keep it out of the tags by placing your negative opinions on your own blog.
The people who regularly track the Scott McCall tag, and are therefore most likely to see your post are Scott fans and get really sick of constant character bashing of both Scott and Tyler Posey. If you want to diss Scott (even though honestly I can’t conceive why anyone would), set up an anti tag. Don’t do it on his character tag. It’s general tumblr etiquette.
Ps. If you want to start throwing around Teen Wolf characters taking away someone elses autonomy I wouldn’t be starting with Scott.
(trigger warnings for death threats and threats of rape)
I’ve had this open in a tab for a few hours now and I can’t find where I originally saw it posted. But this article really hits the nail on the head when it comes to this whole Posey and Sterek fandom issue.
P.S.: Scott, you kinds stuck as an alpha. Sorry.
You mean like how none of the other people give up? I’m pretty sure that there are plenty of other characters who are just as committed as Scott but I’m sure you disagree. Some of them are even werewolves, oh no.
You should really re-watch the scene about the juice because that clearly was not a joke just like the bestiary/bestiality scene was not a joke. Scott was clueless and is frequently clueless about many things like how to deal with a barking dog.
I agree, I like Melissa McCall. I have no idea what you are angry about here. I never said otherwise so….
I thought Scott being alpha had to do with his force of will not his dominance. So suddenly he is dominant by default because he’s alpha?
I will post what I want, just like you will, and I will tag it whatever I want. If you don’t like what other people think, don’t read it. Also, being aggressive about things like this is why people think fandoms are crazy.
cLUELESS DOES NOT EQUAL STUPID??? WHY IS THIS A HARD CONCEPT???????????
and yeah, a lot of other people have scenes where they try really hard. but lets use a nice example which i think really well highlights why scott is a true alpha and no one else is. the last episode. everyones fucked. stiles has a panic attack, scotts there to calm him down. stiles says ‘we can’t help anyone’ scott replies ‘we can try. we can always try’. though that episode - they each over come their fears and problems. stiles saves lydia, allison shoots on point, scott gets his alpha roar on. but you know what the difference is? stiles has lydia there with him, giving him encouragement. allison has isaac. scott has no one. that entire episode, he does it on his own. everyone doubts him. deaton, stiles, isaac - all at one point voice concern in him and his plan. and he never gives up, he keeps trying. that’s what makes him different. he does what he has to do, often alone. often with out anyone there as a back up or offering encouragement. often, with people actively doubting his abilities.
arguing with you is like talking to a brick wall your not actually listening to anything i’m saying.
scott is dominant when he has to be. he doesn’t like power, he’s never wanted power - that’s what makes him a great alpha. he only uses force if it’s literally the last resort. but when it comes down to it, he can be a leader. he can be in control.
Does it bother anyone else that in Episode 12 of Season 2 when Stiles goes missing Scott doesn’t seem like he even cares. He was such a bad friend in that episode. Idk it just seemed like he should have cared more about Stiles since he is his best friend.
The writer’s clearly chose to make Scott an alpha for some reason. Why could this not be where they were coming from? Also, it is a possible implication because they haven’t said anything about what makes Scott “true alpha” other than force of will which is a bit vague.
Scott is an idiot because that is how they wrote the character. You can still be a good, great, amazing person and be an idiot. It does not mean he doesn’t love his mom or feel real feelings or whatever. It does mean that he does stupid shit occasionally.
I would hardly call my post complaining, more just realization but pack in the way I was thinking had nothing to do with strict werewolf interaction. Scott and Stiles are both stupid kids who both ignore their parents despite feeling bad about it. Melissa is a kick ass mom who doesn’t have time to be there for Scott and has been a bit of a push over. The Sheriff is a emotionally drained dad who doesn’t have time to be there for Stiles and lets a lot of things slide. No clear dominant person seems to exist here.
More importantly, I like the idea of Sheriff as alpha (not true alpha, you put that in) of their little dysfunctional family and this post was about what I thought. I would still like the idea of the Sheriff as alpha if he was female (because then I could imagine her and mama Mccall having hot les sex rather than plain old het sex) but that’s how it is.
1.) ‘the writers clearly chose to make scott an alpha for some reason’
yes, i’m glad we agree on this at the very least.
you know what the reason is??? BECAUSE OF HIS PERSONALITY. THAT IS LITERALLY THE CANON REASON. BECAUSE OF WHO SCOTT IS. BECAUSE SCOTT KEEPS TRYING WHERE ANY OTHER REASONABLE PERSON WOULD GIVE UP. BECAUSE SCOTT REFUSES TO LET HIS CERCUMSTANCES DICTATE HOW HE REACTS AND BECAUSE HE REFUSES TO LET HIMSELF BECOME A KILLER.
this is not something i’m pulling out of my ass, this is literally the canon explanation for why scott was able to turn into an alpha with out being born into it or killing someone and stealing it.
deucalion wanted him because of it, and then said ‘if i can’t have you then i’ll make you a killer - destroying your true alpha potential, because if i can’t have you no one can’
were you asleep the entire time you were watching the show is the only question that is coming to mind right now.
2.) scott is not an idiot. scott was not written as an idiot. scott has never been written as an idiot. say it with me: scott has never been an idiot.
scott is a high school kid who can be a little absent minded at times. he got bad grades because of all the CRAZY FUCKING WEREWOLF SHIT that was happening, not because he has a history of bad grades or because he couldn’t learn the material (though grades and book smarts have next to nothing to do with intelligence). the jokes like ‘my mom does the grocery shopping’? those are combined with him saying things like ‘that breed is very litigious’. he is a vet tech. he has school, a job, and CRAZY FUCKING WEREWOLF SHIT to do, and he still manages to do extra reading and practice for the PSAT’s over the summer. could i do that shit? fuck no i could not.
3.) your going off into things that have nothing to do with my response to you but i’m going to respond anyways - melissa always makes time for scott. she’s a single parent, and she’s doing a phenomenal job at it. if you talk shit about melissa mccall i will verbally destroy you.
4.) ‘no clear dominant person exists’ - except yes they do because scott is literally the alpha of the pack thanks for trying.
5.) post about whatever the hell you want, just don’t tag it as scott mccall if your going to call him an idiot because i will throw down with you. (ps. have you seen the last episode the sheriff is getting dragged into the supernatural world kicking and screaming, he doesn’t even believe his own son when his son tries to talk to him about it - the only reason he accepts it is because stiles says ‘scott is sure’. an alpha this does not make.)
It just occurred to me that they may be implying that Scott is a true alpha because he was already the “man of the house” with his mother. If so, that’s super gross. As much as I love Scott he’s kind of an idiot puppy and if anything the papa Stilinski is the alpha of that pack.
1.) that literally has nothing/?? to do with??? why scotts an alpha????
2.) implying????? no. they aren’t implying anything - scott is a true alpha.
3.) if i see one more person call scott an idiot in the tag i will start tearing out y’alls throats, derek style.
scott loves his mom. he thinks his mom can do anything. have you seen scotts face when he’s with his mom? he thinks she literally hangs the moon. if he’s ‘the man of the house’ it’s because there are physically no other men present - not because somehow being male makes you a better care taker or because he thinks that his mom isn’t the best parent anyone could ever ask for - male or female. they are a family unit - they work together. he tries to protect her and she tries to protect him. that is how family works. scott isn’t about gender stereotypes, he protects everyone equally.
he’s a true alpha because of his personality - because despite overwhelming odds and horrible events, he still tries. because despite everything that has happened to him over the last three seasons, he doesn’t give up.
he’s a true alpha because of, say it with me,POWER OF WILL.
i don’t understand how you could get from the narrative that scott’s alpha status has to somehow do with a male power trip.
4.) for someone who’s complaining about how gross it is that the (completely fictional) narrative (you and this fandom at large have created) is sexist, maybe you should evaluate why you chose papa stilinski as the ‘true alpha’, when until the last 3 episodes or so he has had very limited interaction with any of scotts pack, besides his son and by extension his sons best friend, over melissa mccall who is currently housing two members of the pack, has saved all of their lives on more than one occasion, and has been working with scott since season two to try and help him, all of his friends, and beacon hills stay safe. maybe you should consider why she wasn’t your first choice as alpha material.
And finally.. Scott
When will this photo and the idea that Scott is an idiot be dead and gone is what I genuinely want to know.
i love that you're doing this again !
I’m trying to more polite this time around, and let me tell you lil grey buddy - it’s not going very well.
[I’m hella glad you’ve stuck around for the ride and I’m so sorry that you have to see all the posts I reblog on your dash]
"Scott is the main character" thats the worst decision Teen Wolf has ever made so they’d be better off killing him :)
I can see that or opinions are irrevocably split on this issue so I’m not going to try and convince you you’re wrong, but I will ask again that you please refrain from blatant character bashing in the Scott McCall tag.
It’s basic tumblr etiquette. The majority of the people that go onto any given tag do so because they really like the character or the show the tag is for, and it gets super tiring to see people complaining about their favorite character when all they’re trying to do is find a nice gif or graphic.