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Derek Hale is one of the main characters on MTV's Teen Wolf.

Derek initially served as a mentor to Scott McCall, but the relationship soured after Derek became an Alpha and began making choices Scott found immoral.

Despite this, Derek has remained loyal and continues protecting and fighting alongside Scott against numerous supernatural threats.


Derek was born into a family of werewolves. His mother, Talia, was much respected within the werewolf community meaning Derek came into contact with members of a number of other packs.

He and his family lived in Hale House in Beacon Hills, California and he attended Beacon Hills High School.

Peter Hale claims a 15-year-old Derek conspired with an Alpha (Ennis) to have Derek's girlfriend (Paige) bitten in hopes of turning her into a werewolf.

The process didn't take and, to end her suffering, Derek killed her.

Having taken an innocent life, his eyes changed from yellow to blue.

Sometime later, Derek entered into a relationship with werewolf hunter Kate Argent. She used him to gather information on his family making him an unwitting accomplice to the arson fire at Hale House that killed most of his family.

After his Uncle Peter killed the conspirators involved in the fire, Derek killed him and took the status of Alpha Werewolf.

In order to save the life of his sister Cora, long thought dead in the fire, Derek gave up the spark that made him an Alpha. His eyes turned from red back to blue.

Kate Argent somehow physically regressed Derek back to the age of 15. While he was eventually restored to his proper outward appearance, he lost all of his werewolf traits and abilities.

Derek apparently died for a little while in Mexico. The whole process - losing his abilities and dying - had been one of evolution. He now has the ability to shift his body fully into wolf form.

Season 1

Derek searches for the werewolf that killed his sister Laura while helping Scott McCall deal with his new status and trying to avoid psychotic hunter Kate Argent.

Derek also assumes the role of a mentor to Scott, explaining what it means to be a werewolf and how to control his new instincts and nature. (Read More...)

Season 2

As a new Alpha, Derek sets about building his pack. He tries to track down the Kanima which places him at odds with Scott who is trying to protect his friends. (Read More...)

Season 3

The Alpha Pack tries to get Derek to kill his pack to become like them. He finds his sister Cora, long thought dead, and loses two of his Betas and his Alpha status.

Derek is captured by Mexican Hunters, jailed with Chris Argent and controlled briefly by a Japanese fox spirit. (Read More...)

Season 4

Derek is seen, tied up and covered in cobwebs, in what appears to be an Aztec temple in Mexico. After Scott rescues him, Derek appears to be a 15 year-old boy. (Read More...)

Derek, regressed physically and mentally to the age of 15, returns to Beacon Hills. He doesn't remember the fire that killed his family. Kate convinces him to open the Hale Family Vault underneath Beacon Hills High School. (Read More...)

Derek hires Braeden to find Kate in hopes of learning what she did to him to cause his eyes to revert from blue to yellow. (Read More...)

Derek helps Sheriff Stilinski investigate and fight The Mute. (Read More...)

Derek meets Liam and advises Scott. He shows Chris Argent the Hale Vault and explains that Kate did something to cause his recent eye color change and loss of powers. (Read More...)

He and Malia go in search of Satomi's pack. He finds an injured Braeden. (Read More...)

Derek takes Braeden to the hospital. He and Satomi unwittingly come up with the cure for weaponized distemper. (Read More...)

He admits to Braeden that all of his werewolf abilities are gone. She tries to teach him how to use a gun and they end up having sex. (Read More...)

Derek says he doesn't know what kind of supernatural Deputy Parrish might be. He and Braeden save Scott, Malia, and Liam from assassins. (Read More...)

Derek helps Braeden, Scott, Kira, and Chris Argent defend Satomi's Pack from assassins. (Read More...)

Derek gets a late night visit from a screaming Lydia. He tells Scott the Dead Pool money is Peter's, not his. He explains that he owns his building and has other bank accounts. (Read More...)

Derek travels to Mexico and tries but fails to help Liam control his shift on the full moon. He is mortally wounded in a fight with a berserker and apparently dies for a little while. He reemerges with the ability to shift fully into wolf form and manages to seriously wound Kate. (Read More...)


  • Derek possessed all of the abilities and weaknesses of a Beta werewolf until Season 4. At the end of Season 4 he develops the ability to shift into full wolf form, and seems to have regained all his werewolf powers.



Season 1

Teen Wolf Meet Derek (Series Monday's 10 9c MTV)01:26

Teen Wolf Meet Derek (Series Monday's 10 9c MTV)


Season 3

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  • If you say one word....” — Derek to Stiles in Wolf's Bane.
  • You want me to teach you, get rid of her.” — Derek to Scott in Heart Monitor.
  • You wanna do homework or do you wanna not die?” — Derek to Scott in The Tell.
  • She's a psychotic bitch helping you kill people.” — Derek to Peter Hale in Wolf's Bane.
  • You gotta be kidding me...” — Derek’s reaction to Scott’s howling in Heart Monitor.
  • I’m gonna kill both of you! What the hell was that?! What are you trying to do, attract the entire state to the school?!” — Derek to Scott and Stiles in Heart Monitor.
  • How about this? Either you cut off my arm, or I’m gonna cut off your head.” — Derek to Stiles in Magic Bullet.
  • I’m the Alpha now!” — To Scott in Code Breaker.
  • Start the car, or I’m gonna rip your throat out, with my teeth.” — Derek to Stiles in Magic Bullet.
  • Everyone wants power.” — Derek to Scott in Shape Shifted.
  • He’s turning into that? That has wings.” — Derek to Peter in Master Plan.
  • We don't like you. Now shut up and help us.” — Derek to Peter in Chaos Rising.
  • I don't care about power. Not anymore.” — Derek to Peter in Alpha Pact.

Start a Discussion Discussions about Derek Hale

  • How come Derek evolved?

    2 messages
    • So he died in the end of S4, but then comes back and he can suddenly turn into a full wolf?? Plus we have absolutely no awnser about what Kate ...
    • There is little to be found in the canon on this point. We were told Derek's entire Season 4 plot (slowly losing his werewolf mojo, becom...
  • What song is Derek listening to when he pulls into the gas station?

    2 messages
    • Seriously i can't find it anywhere. It's from Season 1 Episode 3. 
    • The song listed on Pack Mentality page is  *Art Vs Science - "Take A Look At Your Face" Please keep in mind - the song you hear on the DVD, l...

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