Lydia Martin, is a popular and beautiful student at Beacon Hills High School on the MTV series Teen Wolf.
She is portrayed by Holland Roden.
Lydia Martin seems, on the surface at least, to be shallow and bratty but this is an elaborate act. She actually has a genius level IQ, is well versed in chemistry and understands both classical and archaic Latin.
She is also one of the most fashionable and popular students at Beacon Hills High School. She hides her intellect in order to retain this social status.
Lydia has been shown to be manipulative with her friends, using them when it suits her ambitions.
She is also, like most teenagers, overly sensitive and emotional in matters of the heart. Her relationship with Jackson Whittemore at first seems to simply be part of her plan to remain popular. Now, it seems, she has genuine feelings for him.
Lydia arranges a double date for Scott, Allison, Jackson and herself. The group goes bowling. She at first pretends to be a bad bowler but Jackson's bad behavior prompts her to show her true abilities. (read more...)
Lydia witnesses The Alpha Werewolf burst through the window of a video store. She is heavily medicated afterwards. During parent teacher conferences her parents seem surprised to learn that Lydia is one of the smartest students at BHHS. She has an "A" grade point average. (read more...)
She advises Allison that breaking up with Scott was the right thing to do. She then makes a play for him herself making out with him while he is under the influence of the impending full moon. (read more...)
Jackson dumps her and makes a play for Allison leaving Lydia to go to the Winter Formal with Stiles Stilinski. He confesses that he knows how smart she really is and likes her anyway. Jackson insults her and yet she goes looking for him on the Lacrosse field where she is attacked by Peter Hale. (read more...)
Peter forces Stiles to leave Lydia bleeding on the field where she is found by Jackson and taken to the hospital. Her wounds do not heal leading Scott and Stiles to believe that she is not turning into a werewolf. (read more...)
While Lydia is recovering from Peter's attack she has a hallucination in the shower and disappears from the hospital. She reappears two days later confused. She says she can't remember what happened during her "fugue state" but that she "lost nine pounds". (read more...)
Lydia seems to be having hallucinations involving Peter Hale. She sees him at the school and under the ice at the skating rink. (read more...)
Her mother forces her to set up a counseling session at school but on the day she's supposed to go she awakes to find her sheets covered in blood and her mirror smashed. She wears a pair of pink gloves to school to cover up her injured hand. Waiting for her appointment, she is hit on by a strange boy who compliments her gloves and trades witty insults with her. In the Ms. Morrell's office she quotes a Peter Hale speech about how friends sometimes hold you back. Later she cries in her car. She is still wearing one pink glove on her right hand but her injured hand seems to have healed. Stiles tries to comfort her. (read more...)
Lydia hallucinates Peter Hale twice, once in economics and again in the counselor's office. The strange boy is in her economics class. Isaac feeds Lydia Kanima venom under the guise of a chemistry experiment. She is unaffected making Derek think she must be the kanima. Stiles, Allison and Jackson take her to Scott's house. She and Jackson argue and we learn that Lydia wears his house key on a chain around her neck. She says that she hates him but he knows that's a lie. They kiss and Jackson begins to transform but a noise downstairs draws Lydia out into the hall. When she returns Jackson is gone. (read more...)
Lydia begs Allison to tell her what is going on since she is the only one in the group still unaware of werewolves and kanimas. Her dog, Prada, wanders away and is returned by her stalker. They share a brief flirtation during which he asks to kiss her and she playfully threatens to punch him in the throat. He then gives her a flower which appears to be wolfsbane. (read more...)
Lydia has another confrontation with her stalker who turns out to be a young Peter Hale. At the Hale House Peter tells her that he knew she was immune to the bite, and that she was his back-up plan. (read more...)
Lydia dreams of Peter Hale again. He explains that the key to his plan, the worm moon, falls on the night of her birthday party. She spikes the punch with wolfsbane then kidnaps Derek using wolfsbane powder. She uses Derek and a complex arrangement of mirrors to revive Peter Hale. (read more...)
According to Stiles, Lydia hasn't been around much since the night of her party. She shows up during the Championship Lacrosse game. She cheers on Stiles during his scoring streak and seems genuinely interested in him but as soon as Jackson is injured she rushes to his side. Lydia helps Mrs. McCall perform CPR on Jackson. (read more...)
After Jackson's "death", Lydia turns to Stiles for solace. She is hysterical because there was something she needed to give Jackson and now she can't. She visits his home and he comforts her as best he can. She learns that Stiles bought her many gifts for her birthday, including a flat screen HDTV, because he couldn't decide what to get her. In a text message meant for Stiles, Lydia learns that Jackson is back from the dead and insists that she is going to him. Stiles tries to stop her due to the danger of the situation but she doesn't listen. He manages to catch up with her and she rides shotgun as Stiles plows his jeep into the Kanima. Realizing that the creature is Jackson, she shows him the key to his house that he gave her. This triggers a flashback for Jackson and he reverts to mostly human form. After Jackson is killed a second time and revives as a werewolf, they embrace. (read more...)
With Jackson away in London (See Jackson Whittemore), Lydia appears to have turned to a number of lovers to fill the void. While traveling with Allison to a double date, her car is struck head on by a running deer. Later she tells Stiles that her dog, Prada, took a bite of her leg. She's also witness to a third case of bizarre animal behavior when a flock of crows crash through the windows in her English class. (read more...)
Lydia tags along as Allison tries to find out more about the symbol bruised into their arms. Lydia wakes screaming in her room. (read more...)
- “Jackson is gonna perform tomorrow, but he’s not gonna be at his peak and I prefer my boyfriend at peak performance” — Lydia to Scott in Second Chance at First Line.
- “What the hell is a Stiles?” — Lydia to her mother when he comes to see her in The Tell.
- “Nobody likes a loser.” — Lydia to Scott in Second Chance at First Line.
- “Never frown, because some one could be falling in love with your smile.” — Lydia to Allison in Formality.