I have been getting a lot of asks about my most recent Teen Wolf graphic, questioning my justification for my placement of each character on the scale of black (being bad) to white (being good). Let me just tell you now, I made this quite late at night, so I was more focused on how things looked than the motives behind my colour choices, but here goes.
Deucalion, Peter, and Kate are all black because they have hurt people. That was easy.
Stiles and Allison are grey because their intentions towards Derek are ambiguous and subject to change according to their motivations. If they needed to hurt Derek or even kill him, they would.
Boyd and Cora (which I have seen people questioning) are grey because we still don’t know if what exactly the Alphas did to them, or even if they are the same people from before they were captured. Remember, Alphas can both take and plant memories. They could be completely different people - but the show will probably change that.
Scott, Isaac, and Laura are white because they are genuinely good people (My headcanon for Laura, she is perfect to me) who genuinely care about whether Derek lives or dies and yeah *feelings.*
Erica is white because she just died and Derek blames himself, therefore everything she has done will be put into a white light due to his guilt.
There you go.
If there is one thing I hate, it is a female character being solely introduced as a romantic interest for the male character. I hope that this will not be the case with Ms. Blake, because she was introduced to us as a smart, witty, and capable woman. Her interactions with Scott showed us that she cares for the people she is responsible for, but is unafraid to push them. She is not a soft character - we’ve already been shown that she is strong and determined.
It is almost a direct parallel to the direction of Derek’s character, who is becoming increasingly vulnerable and tired with each episode. Currently, Derek is not strong, he is being pulled in two directions: to be the hero that Scott wants him to be or to turn to Peters’s morally ambiguous ways.
Using the shades of grey metaphor that Peter used this past episode, I believe that Ms. Blake and Scott will be Derek’s shade of white, while Peter, the Alpha Pack, and Derek himself will be the darkness that he will either conquer or succumb to.
So long as the relationship pays respect to the development of both characters, I am interested and excited. But, honestly, I don’t think it is going to end well because Jeff Davis is evil.