There are people claiming that Lydia Martin is a stronger character than Derek Hale, and I find that absolutely unbelievable.
Listen, I’m not trying to belittle her struggles. I know she’s an abuse survivor, I know she’s been through a lot and I know adjusting and learning to control and love her powers was difficult, but to call her a stronger character than Derek Hale?
Derek Hale who was manipulated and objectified by an older woman at a young age, who fell in love with this woman only to have her burn his entire family alive for who they were.
Derek Hale who was all alone for years, battling through life on his own because he couldn’t even trust anyone
Derek Hale who’s one family member he knew of that he had left at first was an actual power hungry psychopath.
Derek Hale who built a pack of teenagers who needed help and support, tried to be a good alpha, looked over them, mentored them, protected them, and in the end got them killed aside from one.
Derek Hale who let another woman into his life, just to find out he was being used yet again.
Derek Hale who’s survived being beta, omega, alpha, human.
Derek Hale who’s been broken and bent backwards and tortured and dehumanized and used and manipulated. Who’s struggled many of his years through life with guilt and burden heavy on his shoulders, constantly.
Derek Hale, who, despite his heartwrenching backstory, still played out as a hero and made it his mission to protect those around him instead of himself.
That Derek Hale.
That Derek Hale and you’re trying to tell me Lydia Martin is a stronger character than he is?
My apologies, but that’s something I will never even think to agree with, something I will never try to reason with.
Teen Wolf characters have been through a lot, of course, all of them have, but none of them have been through as much as Derek.
He isn’t only physically strong, he also has a strong mind and a strong heart and that’s what’s kept him going.
Derek Hale, an abuse survivor, a fighter who’s lost so much yet still has such a big heart, an actual hero, is far more valuable than people give him credit for.