Hayden: I'm with you. All of you.

Liam: Why?

Hayden: Because you're right about Scott. Whatever happens next... I want to be with you.

Hayden and Liam Dunbar in A Credible Threat

Hayden Romero is a recurring character who made her first appearance in Season 5A in Teen Wolf. She was first introduced as a sophomore at Beacon Hills High School who works as a server at the Sinema nightclub and who is a classmate of Mason Hewitt, her friend, and Liam Dunbar, her former frenemy, current boyfriend, and fellow Beta werewolf..

Though she was initially believed to be an ordinary human, it was eventually revealed that she had been turned into a Chimera by the Dread Doctors in the late summer/early autumn of 2012 due to the fact that she had two sets of DNA as a result of a kidney transplant. After her pseudo-supernatural status was revealed, she demonstrated Werewolf characteristics, such as glowing gold eyes, claws, fangs, and supernaturally-enhanced senses, though the other half of her Chimera nature was unknown for some time. However, her condition soon began to deteriorate, and it became clear when she began bleeding mercury that she would be considered a "failed" Chimera. Though she ultimately died from a mercury overdose in Status Asthmaticus, she was resurrected by Theo Raeken at the end of the episode using a mysterious green compound of the Dread Doctors'.

At the start of Season 5B, she was informed by Theo that she was also part-Werejaguar, and it appeared as though she had joined his Chimera Pack out of gratitude that he brought her back to life. However, after several talks with Deucalion and seeing that Theo treated the members of their pack like pawns, she ultimately pledged her allegiance to Liam, Scott McCall, and the McCall Pack. In the season finale, after being gravely injured by the Beast, Hayden requested that Scott give her the Bite, a request that he granted out of fear that she would die again from her wounds. The Bite was apparently successful, and Hayden is now officially a Beta werewolf and an official member of the McCall Pack due to being Scott's second bitten Beta.

History Edit

Little is known about Hayden's early history, but she has apparently been raised by her older sister, Sheriff's deputy Valerie Clarke, for quite a while. When Hayden was in sixth grade, she walked into the hallway to find Liam Dunbar and another fellow student in the middle of a violent fight. When she tried to intervene, Liam, overwhelmed by rage, punched her in the face and broke her nose. Hayden then became so angry that she punched him back, breaking his nose as well to get even. Unfortunately for them, this happened right before school picture day, and both Hayden and Liam had their yearbook photos taken with black eyes and taped noses. ("Required Reading")

At some point between sixth grade and tenth grade, Hayden had a kidney transplant, which forced her to have to take expensive anti-rejection medication to keep herself well. Feeling guilty about the financial burden she put on her sister, Hayden got a job as a "shot girl," or drink server, at the Sinema nightclub, though she has openly admitted that her boss, Phil, takes advantage of the fact that she's underage by taking a large portion of her tips and paying her under the table so he doesn't have to pay taxes for her work. It was this kidney transplant that made her a genetic chimera, or a human with two sets of DNA, which is what made her a perfect candidate for the Dread Doctors to turn into a pseudo-supernatural Chimera. ("Required Reading")

Throughout Teen Wolf Edit

In Parasomnia, Hayden made her feelings toward Liam clear when she stuck gum on his seat while in their second period U.S. History class. Liam later saw her in the hall and remarked that she was clearly still angry about what happened in the sixth grade, but Hayden just replied that she wasn't angry, she was vengeful.

In Dreamcatchers, Tracy Stewart, a Chimera who was overwhelmed with flashbacks of the Dread Doctors after reading Gabriel Valack's book, The Dread Doctors, unknowingly sat in on Hayden and Liam's history class taught by Mr. Yukimura. When the fire alarm was pulled and the students started to file outside, Hayden asked Tracy if she was okay, but Tracy grabbed her by the arm with her clawed hand and badly cut her wrist. After Scott McCall and Mr. Yukimura took Tracy to the animal clinic, Liam asked Hayden if she needed help getting to the nurse, but Hayden snidely informed him that she could manage it on her own. She then went into the bathroom to clean up her bloody arm, only to find that the wounds Tracy had made had already healed completely.

In Condition Terminal, she reluctantly allowed Liam and Mason Hewitt entry into Sinema through the backdoor while she was working. When Liam accidentally bumped into her and caused her to spill an entire tray of body shots onto the floor, she got angry at Liam because the shots cost $10 a piece and would now be coming out of her own paycheck. Liam, feeling guilty, offered to pay for them, but he only had $12 and some change in his pockets. Hayden, visibly frustrated, threw the change back at Liam before angrily replying that he still owed her $200.

In Required Reading, Liam came to Sinema while Hayden was working and brought her $42 dollars to go toward his debt to her, but Hayden refused it, believing that he was just trying to trick her into thinking he was a good guy. However, Liam insisted that he wanted to make up for spilling those drinks and convinces her to take the money before he leaves. The next day, Liam and Hayden were in gym class on the lacrosse field, where they began to get competitive with each other. Hayden scored goal after goal with a soccer ball, but Liam got performance anxiety and continued to miss every shot. When Scott then suddenly had an asthma attack, Liam frantically left to find him an inhaler, and Hayden later watched as he helped Scott recover, causing her to realize he wasn't such a bad guy after all.

After school, Liam overheard Hayden and her sister Valerie talking about Hayden's medication and the fact that it cost $200, and, realizing why she needed the money he lost by wasting the drinks, he found twenty more dollars to give her to add to his debt. However, Hayden refused to take it, though she explained that she does work at Sinema to help her sister pay for the medication she has needed since she got a kidney transplant. When Hayden made a comment about how Liam should listen to what her boss Phil was saying in the next room, Liam realized that he had to use his werewolf hearing in order to understand what he was saying and became concerned that she was a Chimera who had similar powers. He then grabbed a glow stick and held it up in front of her face, confirming that she was indeed a pseudo-supernatural hybrid created by the Dread Doctors when the light reflected off of her irises just like it does with supernatural shapeshifters.

In Strange Frequencies, Liam confessed the truth that he was a Werewolf and that he believed the Dread Doctors had turned her into a Chimera, but when she didn't believe him, he wolfed-out and roared in her face to prove it to her. Unfortunately, this scared Hayden so much that she screamed, punched him in the nose, and drove away. However, after a flustered Hayden eventually pulled over to process what had just happened, she was shocked to see that her injured hand healed itself before her eyes. Just then, her car shut off by itself, and the Dread Doctors started marching toward her, using their powers to lock her car doors so she couldn't run away.

Thankfully, Liam had followed her, and he rescued her through the sun roof of her car so the two of them could flee to Scott McCall's house. When Scott and Stiles Stilinski returned to the house, they found that Hayden had locked herself in Scott's bathroom, presumably out of shock of what happened. Much to the boys' surprise, once Hayden opened the door to let them in, they found her partially-transformed into what appeared to be a Werewolf with glowing, Beta-gold eyes, claws, and fangs. She then admitted that she believed what they said about the existence of the supernatural and the Dread Doctors.

The next night, Scott, Lydia Martin, Malia Tate, Jordan Parrish, Liam, and Hayden went to the high school, hoping to use the telluric currents around it to create a fortress to protect Hayden from the Dread Doctors, as they were sure the Doctors would want to continue experimenting on her and they knew that the telluric currents previously prevented them from entering Eichen House. Hayden admitted to Liam that she felt like a bizarre science experiment, but he assured her that she was still Hayden and that she'd learn to control her powers. Unfortunately, the Dread Doctors caused terrifying hallucinations in Scott, Lydia, Malia, and Parrish with their ability to control electromagnetic forces, which incapacitated them so badly that the Doctors could easily capture Liam and Hayden and bring them back to their laboratory in the basement of the water treatment plant. Liam awakened to find Hayden strapped face-down to the Doctors' exam table, where they were cutting open her side. He tried to yell at them to stop hurting her, but because his arm was bound in a brace with a large IV tube of a special kind of black Wolfsbane solution being infused into his veins, he was unable to do anything to stop them.

In Ouroboros, Hayden continued to be experimented on by the Dread Doctors while Liam tried his best to save them, to no avail. Once they had finished, the Dread Doctors dropped Hayden onto the floor where Liam was laying and receiving the wolfsbane infusion. When Hayden whimpered and clutched her wounded side, Liam tried his best to take her pain, but since he had only ever seen Scott do it, he was unable to figure out how to do it himself. Once Hayden had slightly recovered from the minor surgery, she helped pull the IV tube of black fluid out of his arm, only for them both to be injected in the neck with mercury and knocked out by the Dread Doctors.

They woke up later at the Dread Doctors' holding cell in the abandoned house, where they saw they had been locked in an electrified fence with another Chimera named Zach, who had wings spouting out of his back. Zach explained what he knew about failed Chimeras, including that they forgot who they were and became incredibly violent before they began bleeding modified mercury, as well as the fact that there had been three others in the cell with him who were ultimately killed by the Doctors.

When Zach started bleeding mercury from his nose, the Dread Doctors came in and took him away, and Liam and Hayden, still injured from the Doctors' experimentation, were unable to do anything but watch in horror. That night, Theo Raeken (who, unbeknownst to anyone, knew where they were the entire time due to him having been working with the Dread Doctors since before his arrival in Beacon Hills) rescued them from the cell and drove them back to Scott's house. On the way there, Hayden admitted that she still hadn't started healing like she had before and began to worry that she was a failure as well. Seeing how scared she was, Liam kissed her to comfort her, and in doing so, managed to use his powers to take all of her pain. She and Liam then fell asleep on the couch at Scott's house, and Lydia covered them up with a blanket.

In Lies of Omission, Hayden showed Liam that her wounds had healed completely, and both she and the other chimera, Corey, got stronger and healthier. However, when she and Liam kissed in the bus bay, her nose started bleeding mercury, and Hayden became so terrified that she ran away. Once Corey began to bleed black blood and mercury as well, Liam decided that he and Hayden needed to leave town to ensure Hayden's survival, and the two packed up their things and stopped by Sinema to pick up Hayden's paycheck. Unfortunately for them, the Dread Doctors caught them there, and Liam fought the Dread Doctors until Scott and Theo arrived before running off to get her out of there. When he ran into the hallway to find her, he was horrified to see that one of the Dread Doctors was injecting her with an overdose of mercury, which caused her eyes to turn fully silver for a brief moment.

Her condition continued to worsen as Liam and Theo brought her to the animal clinic for treatment, during which time Theo admitted that Chimeras were like "cheap knockoffs" of werecreatures and that Hayden might not be able to heal like they could. This gave Liam an idea-- if Scott could give Hayden the bite, she could turn into a real werewolf and be able to heal. However, when Scott arrived at the animal clinic, the episode ended with him saying "No" in response to Liam's request for him to bite her.

In Status Asthmaticus, Scott explained that giving Hayden the bite wouldn't save her because she was too weak as it was, and that as far as they knew, the mercury in her system could cause the bite to kill her instead of turning her. Though Liam was angry, Scott insisted there had to be another way to save her, and instead called his mother, Melissa, who brought several IV bags of a medication used in chelation therapy to filter the mercury from Hayden's body. When the treatment had no effect, Hayden asked Scott to find her sister Valerie, because she didn't want to die without her there. Melissa continued the treatment while Scott searched for her, but when, unbeknownst to any of them, Scott was trapped in the library with mountain ash by Theo, Liam left the clinic to find Valerie for her, assuming that Scott got lost along the way.

Unfortunately, the full supermoon overhead in conjunction with Theo's manipulations, Liam's anger toward Scott and his fear about Hayden's impending death to overwhelm him so much that he tried to kill Scott at the library. When it became clear Hayden was close to death, Melissa sent Mason to go get him so that Hayden wouldn't be alone when she died. Unfortunately, Mason was too late, and by the time he found Liam, Hayden had already died. Liam returned and clutched her body in his arms until Jordan Parrish, under the influence of his Hellhound alter-ego, came to take her body to the Nemeton.

Later that night, Theo, after having forcibly taking Lydia's memories of the Nemeton's location with his claws, went to the supernatural tree stump with a large syringe filled with the green fluid from the tank in the Dread Doctors' lab, which he used to resurrect Hayden, Tracy Stewart, Josh Diaz, and Corey, all of whom were originally failed Chimeras and who had been killed over the course of the previous three weeks. Theo then informed the newly-resurrected Chimeras that they were in his pack now, and that he was their Alpha. Hayden and the other Chimeras then followed Theo out of the woods.

In The Last Chimera, Mason caught Liam following Valerie in an attempt to tell her that Hayden died and eventually talked him out of doing so out of fear that Valerie would notice Liam's bloodied clothes and believe that he had killed Hayden himself. While they were talking, Liam caught Hayden's scent and became convinced that Hayden was still alive, but Mason reminded him that he had held Hayden's body in his arms and he was probably just still covered in her scent from that. Unbeknownst to them, Hayden was indeed alive, and was watching them from behind, though she walked away without informing them of what was going on.

Later that night, she was approached by Theo, who asked her to help him track the most recent Chimera, Noah Patrick, who was still on the loose, and who Theo wanted to recruit to his pack before the Dread Doctors found him. Hayden was able to sense that Noah had been at the abandoned railway station, and when she asked Theo how she knew that, he explained that she was also part-Werejaguar, and since Noah was part-Berserker, the two would be drawn together as a result of the connection between their species. Hayden asked him if that was why he wanted her there, and Theo reminded her that he saved her life, suggesting that she owed him for doing so.

A few moments later, Hayden was able to sense that Noah was dying, and Theo grimly remarked that the Doctors had likely already found him. Theo and Hayden then found the symbol of the McCall Pack carved into the corrugated metal wall, alerting them both that Scott was alive and intending to reunite his pack. At the end of the episode, Hayden was with the police when they found Liam and Mason at the Nemeton] with the bodies of the four remaining dead chimeras who were not resurrected by Theo; she then confirmed that she had found the bodies there to the cops, which revealed to the boys that she was truly still alive.

In Damnatio Memoriae, Hayden was annoyed at the fact that her sister Valerie had dragged her with her to all of her shifts at the Sheriff's station, but Valerie reminded her that she disappeared for three days and that she wouldn't be letting her out of her sight; when Valerie added that for all she knew, Hayden could have been dead, Hayden frowned at the reminder of the short time she was dead. Valerie then gets a call to check out a telecom technician who was sent to an telecom tower and hadn't responded to calls for an hour.

Hayden was left behind while Valerie checked out the towers, not knowing that Hayden could use her now-controllable Chimera abilities to hear what was going on from outside. When she heard a man gasping for help from inside the building, Hayden got out of her car with the intention to check it out, only to be distracted by the appearance of Liam, who was upset that she didn't tell him she was still alive. Hayden reminded Liam that he left her for dead, but Liam pointed out that she actually was dead. Before they can argue further, The Beast of Gevaudan revealed itself and began to chase Liam and Hayden into the woods, where they were forced to leave Valerie behind, though Valerie herself encouraged them to do so.

The two just barely managed to jump across a wide ravine to the other side, but the Beast followed them, forcing Liam to try to save them by pulling them both down into the ravine so the Beast would leave them alone. Unfortunately, though Hayden's wounds healed quickly, Liam landed on a large boulder and broke his back, an injury which took much longer to heal. Hayden, more worried about Valerie than anyone else, left Liam behind to go find her.

The next day, Hayden was reluctantly sitting next to Valerie's desk during her shift when she sensed Theo's appearance and followed him back into the holding cells to speak to him while her sister was distracted. She then admitted to her so-called Alpha that she had seen the Beast the previous night, and that it looked exactly like the painting he showed her. Theo insisted that they needed to deal with the Beast, but assured her that they would survive as long as they stuck together as a pack. He then suspected that she had reconnected with Liam and not so subtly warned her that she couldn't keep secrets from him.

After Liam spent the day worrying about the fact that Hayden wasn't acting like herself and wondering if perhaps dying had made her a darker person, Hayden found him at the animal clinic and told him she had been looking for him. She then asked him if it was true that he almost killed Scott for her, which he shamefully admitted before reminding her that it was her new "Alpha" Theo who told him to kill Scott in the first place. Hayden, looking embarrassed, admitted that ever since she came back to life, nothing felt the same as it did before. Liam seemed hurt by this confession until Hayden revealed that her relationship with Liam was the only thing that felt right, and asked him what he felt about her. He was quiet for a moment, but when she went to walk away, he grabbed her by the wrist and kissed her passionately, leading them to rekindle their romantic relationship.

In Codominance, at Beacon Hills High School, Hayden was in the hallway talking to Theo Raeken, when Liam saw this and became angry as he watched the two walk away together. In their biology class, the two were assigned to be lab partners by Mrs. Finch, and the environment was tense between the two until Hayden finally asked him if he planned on talking to her. Liam reminded her that she was with Theo, who is one of the bad guys since he killed Scott. However, Hayden argued that Theo brought her back to life and that she is grateful for that. She went on to say that she just didn't think that Scott had what it took to save them, particularly since he didn't even know what was coming whereas Theo did. Later, Hayden approached Liam at the library, where she gently admitted that she knew how much Scott means to Liam, but that he just can't protect them like Theo can. She also confessed that she can't die again, because it would destroy her sister, to which Liam responded that it would destroy him as well before he kissed her.

In Amplification, Theo gave Hayden the task of "babysitting" Deucalion, who had been captured by the Chimera Pack and was hooked up to the same Wolfsbane IV drip that the Dread Doctors used on Liam in Ouroboros. Deucalion attempted to use his talents of manipulation to convince Hayden to let him go, and when this failed, he offered to tell her a secret about Belasko's talons, which Theo planned to use to take the Beast's powers. Hayden, intrigued by this secret despite her reservations, listened as Deucalion explained that since the Dread Doctors created the talons with a specific frequency, they would only work on a specific person, and drew a parallel to the fact that Hayden, as a genetic chimera, had a kidney transplant and should know how frequently the body rejects a donor organ. This led Hayden to come to the conclusion that Theo would die if he tried to use the talons, which Deucalion claimed to be true.

In Lie Ability, through a flashback from a previous night, Hayden and Liam have a private moment in Liam's bedroom where the two have sex, seemingly for the first time together. Afterwards, Liam pleaded with her to stay, but though Hayden assumed he meant stay the night, Liam actually meant stay with him and the others by joining the McCall Pack and leaving the Chimera Pack. Liam revealed he knew that Theo planned to use Belasko's talons to steal the Beast's power and insisted that if he thought he could successfully do it, he's crazy. Hayden asked him if he thought Scott could do better, and Liam emphasized that he did, citing the fact that Scott's most recent death and resurrection did something to him to make him even more determined. Hayden, however, brought up her own death and resurrection and reminded him that nothing good came of it.

Hayden then returned to the present day from her flashback-daydream, where she was still watching over Deucalion at the Dread Doctors' Operating Theater. Deucalion had been watching her as well and wondered aloud if she was beginning to question her loyalties. He went on to tell her that he believed that Theo left Hayden in charge of watching him rather than Josh or Corey because he knew that Hayden was stronger and faster than both of them. However, Hayden retorted that she knew exactly why Theo left her behind-- because her relationship with Liam made her a liability in their plan to break Lydia out of Eichen House. Deucalion seemed pleased by this outcome and insisted that he believed they'd soon become friends due to the common ground beneath their feet. He then stated that if she wanted to save Liam and the rest of her friends, she needed to worry less about being a liability and more on her "ability to lie." He tried to convince her to leave and help Liam and Mason, claiming that he wouldn't be going anywhere due to the wolfsbane drip, but Hayden decided to inject him with a syringe full of Tracy's Kanima venom to ensure he would still be there when she returned, much to Deucalion's displeasure.

Hayden then arrived at Eichen House, showing up at the "transformer shed" just in time to stop Mason from driving his car into the large, concrete building in an attempt to shut off the power and end the lockdown that had trapped both packs inside. Hayden insisted a car was not going to be enough, and after some brainstorming, she got the idea to jump onto the roof of the building using her Chimera strength and agility. Once up there, she found the switches to the transformer and shut them all off, ending the lockdown and freeing the members of the McCall Pack and Chimera Pack who had been locked inside during their separate attempts to smuggle Lydia out of the facility. Back at the operating theater afterward, Theo berated Hayden for using the Kanima venom on Deucalion, as it was meant for emergencies only, but Hayden insisted that it was for an emergency. She then listened to Theo admit that he hadn't managed to get Lydia or the Hellhound, Jordan Parrish, but he did manage to get Gabriel Valack's Dread Doctor Mask, which he believed might be just as effective.

In A Credible Threat, Hayden arrived at the charity lacrosse game between Beacon Hills High School and Devenford Prep and sits up in the bleachers with Sydney. The girls cheered for the team, and specifically Liam, despite the fact that the team wasn't scoring many goals. On the field, Liam broke his arm during a particularly brutal tackle and went to Scott to inform him about it. While they talked, Hayden used her enhanced hearing to eavesdrop and seemed touched by Scott's willingness to get hurt or killed in order to keep others safe. During a break between quarters, Hayden approached Liam while he was sitting on the bench and told him that she was ready to join him in the McCall Pack. Liam, pleased by this turn of events, asked her what changed her mind, and Hayden confessed that it was because Liam was right about Scott, and that no matter what happens next, she wants to be with them, and especially with Liam. Near the end of the game, a loud, nearly-deafening high-pitched frequency is heard by all in attendance despite Malia's attempts to prevent it, and both Hayden and Sydney, along with the others in the bleachers, covered their ears and winced. When Sydney asked what the sound was, Hayden looked concerned as she replied that it was nothing good.

In Maid of Gévaudan, Hayden and Stiles helped carry the badly-injured Liam into a classroom and lay him on the desk after Liam's failed attempt to attack the Beast upon its arrival at the game. Both Hayden and Stiles are horrified by Liam's injuries, as his chest and abdomen had been ripped to shreds along with his jersey, and he was bleeding everywhere. Hayden, inexperienced with these sorts of situations, asked Stiles what the pack does when this happens, but Stiles, as usual, started to get woozy and claimed he was going to pass out. Hayden frustratedly snapped him out of it, and though Stiles suggested they help trigger Liam's healing ability by causing more pain, Hayden got an idea and decided to do the opposite. She then kissed Liam just like he kissed her in Ouroboros, using her Chimera-Werewolf ability to absorb pain by siphoning Liam's pain through his lips and into her body, which allows him to heal more quickly.

In The Beast of Beacon Hills, Hayden followed Liam into the woods while he tried to track Mason's scent after the revelation that Mason was the Chimera vessel for The Beast. She finally caught up to him when he tripped and fell on a tree root and offered to help him find their friend, taking his hand so they can quickly run into the woods together. finds Liam on the ground in the woods. When the rest of the Chimera Pack are in the operating theater debating over whether or not Josh should put on the Dread Doctors' mask, Deucalion pointed out that Hayden never told Theo that wearing Belasko's talons would kill him. Later that day at school, Hayden found a saddened and worried Corey sitting on the steps, and she sat next to him and rubs his shoulder comfortingly.

In Apotheosis, Hayden showed up at the Beacon County Sheriff's Station in search of her sister, just in time to see Sebastien Valet, the true Beast of Gevaudan, attack Lydia by clawing her neck, though she used her Banshee scream to throw him across the room. When Lydia was shown to be incapacitated by her wounds, Sebastien charged toward Hayden and forced her to bring him to the Dread Doctors' Operating Theater, where he immediately walks over to the fresco depicting himself battling the Hellhound (who is currently possessing Jordan Parrish) over a pile of dead bodies.

While Sebastien looked at the fresco, Hayden noticed Tracy's dead body on the floor where Theo had killed her earlier and sadly closed her eyelids. She then saw a syringe of Kanima venom on the floor and quickly grabbed it, hiding it behind her back as she joined Sebastien in front of the fresco. When Sebastien asked her who the "demon" on the left of the painting is, Hayden responded that it is called a Hellhound. Sebastien used Mason's memories to learn that the Hellhound's name is Parrish and correctly deduced that the Argent Family (Chris Argent and Gerard Argent) would attempt to put his sister Marie-Jeanne's magical pike in the Hellhound's hands to kill him. Hayden seized the opportunity to attack the Beast with the syringe, but he quickly caught on, grabbing her roughly by the wrist and breaking her arm so she was forced to drop the syringe on the ground. He demanded to know why "youths" in this era are so overconfident before plunging his claws into her stomach and leaving her for dead in the operating theater.

Despite the severity of her wounds, Hayden managed to make it to the animal clinic, where she stumbled through the door and into Deaton's arms, weakly explaining that the others told her that Deaton takes care of them when they're hurt. Though Deaton was able to stabilize her injury while the rest of the pack took down the Beast and Theo, her inconsistent Chimera healing abilities made him concerned that she may not make it. Scott reminded her that they could take her to the hospital, but Hayden replied that she had already died there once and didn't want to do it again. Liam assured her that it was her choice, and when Hayden answered that she knew, she looked at Scott and nodded at him. Scott then transformed, using his fangs to give her the bite. In the ending montage, Hayden was shown arriving at Look-Out Point in the Beacon Hills Preserve on a full moon, where Liam was waiting for her. His eyes flashed gold as she ran toward him, and her eyes flashed gold in response, indicating that she had successfully survived the bite and transformed into a real werewolf and insinuating that Hayden is now Scott's second bitten Beta.


Physical Appearance Edit

Hayden is a tall, slender young woman with medium-length, wavy, dark brown hair, warm brown eyes, and a tanned complexion. At school and in her free time, she usually wears trendy, bohemian-esque tops with skinny jeans, boots, and neutral-toned jackets, whereas when she is at work at Sinema, she wears more revealing "party" attire such as short skirts, platform boots or heels, and crop tops, typically all in shades of black. She has also been known to don active wear such as yoga pants and oversized crop tops during gym class and soccer practice. She keeps her makeup style clean and natural so as to not overwhelm her heart-shaped face, and she also keeps her jewelry to a minimum unless she's at work.

Personality Edit

Hayden is a strong-willed young woman who has no issues with telling people what she thinks, especially if she feels she has been wronged in some way. She has also demonstrated an ability to hold a grudge due to her long-standing rivalry with Liam Dunbar after they broke each other's noses in the sixth grade. Despite this, Hayden has also proven herself to be a kind, compassionate person, as she got a job specifically to decrease the financial burden her medical problems have caused her sister, and she went out of her way to help Tracy when she was in the throes of a night terror, even despite the fact that Tracy hurt her in the process. Hayden is also willing to forgive those who have earned it, such as Liam, and worries about any harm that could come to others because of her transformation into a Chimera.

Following her death and resurrection, Hayden's personality became slightly darker, but upon rekindling her relationship with Liam, she slowly started to come back into her true personality and realized that she would rather do good with the McCall Pack than cause chaos with the Chimera Pack. The experience also made her extremely afraid of dying, both out of her own fear and out of concern for how her sister would handle her death. She was so unwilling to die a second time that she requested that Scott to give her the bite, which not only saved her life, but made her his second bitten Beta and an official member of the pack.

Powers and Abilities Edit

Hayden possesses all the standard powers and abilities of a Beta-level Werewolf, including superhuman physical attributes such as strength, speed, agility, durability, and senses; the ability to shapeshift into a partially-lupine form that includes glowing gold eyes, fangs, claws, a ridged brow, and mutton chops; the ability to absorb pain from living creatures such as animals, humans, and other supernaturals; and animal instincts such as tracking and the ability to assert dominance over other canine creatures such as dogs. She also has the ability to take Scott's True Alpha powers by killing him as she was turned into a werewolf by him and the other person who can take his powers is Liam

Weaknesses Edit

Hayden possess all the standard weaknesses associated with Werewolves, which includes wolfsbane, mountain ash, electricity, the modified canine distemper virus, and the lichen known as letharia vulpina. As a Werewolf, Hayden is also vulnerable to the effects of the various lunar phases-- full moons cause her powers to be increased exponentially, but also increase the risk of losing control, which is something that even the most well-trained Werewolves must work hard to avoid, and supermoons are even more powerful, to the point that Werewolves can feel their affects during the day when there is little exposure to moonlight. Conversely, Werewolves are also vulnerable to lunar eclipses, as the short period of time where the moon is in the earth's umbral shadow causes Werewolves to lose their powers completely for the duration, which usually lasts 10-20 minutes and which makes them prime targets for Hunters and other beings who to take advantage of this vulnerability. Finally, heightened emotions can also be a weakness for Werewolves, as anything that can enhance the wolf's heart rate can cause them to lose control, which is why they all must be trained in order to avoid this kind of transformation and the exposure that can result from it.

Etymology Edit

  • Hayden: Hayden is a unisex name originating from the English habitational surname borne by those who lived in villages of the same name. The place names themselves were derived from the Old English elements heg, meaning "hay," and denu, meaning "valley" or "hill," ultimately combining to mean "hay valley" or "hay hill." It is also a variant of the given name Hadyn, derived from the surname Hadyn in honor of the composer Joseph Hadyn. The surname was originally spelled Heiden, meaning "heathen," and was derived from the Middle High German heiden, and from the Old High German heidano. Though it was initially a masculine given name, families began naming their female children Hayden as well starting in the mid-20th century. Its popularity as a unisex name influenced the creation of similar-sounding names such as Aiden, Braeden, Caden, and Jaden.
  • Romero: Romero is an Italian and Spanish name derived from the word Roma, meaning Rome, indicating that it could have originally been used as a surname for a person who either hailed from Rome or who took a pilgrimage to or from Rome for religious reasons. The name could also be a reference to the herb rosemary, which symbolizes remembrance and fidelity, or it could refer to a guardian of a religious ceremony or shrine. Variants of the name in other languages include: Romeu (Catalan, Portuguese); Romer (Dutch, English); Roemer (German, Swiss); Romeos (Greek); Romemu (Hebrew); Rohmer (Icelandic); Romeo (Italian).

Trivia Edit

  • Hayden is raised by her sister, Valerie Clarke, who is a Sheriff's deputy. According to Valerie, she and Hayden have always looked out for each other, suggesting that Valerie has been her guardian for many years.
  • Hayden must take mycophenolate, an immunosuppressant used in patients who have had organ transplants, to ensure that her body does not reject the kidney transplant she received several years ago. According to Melissa McCall, she only has one kidney, which suggests that she lost both of her original kidneys due to illness or injury but could only find one donor replacement. It is unknown how her new Werewolf abilities will affect her need for this medication.
  • She was previously Liam Dunbar's enemy due to their fist-fight in sixth grade, but since being turned into a Chimera, Hayden has developed romantic feelings for him. She is also good friends with Mason Hewitt.
  • Despite her relationship with Liam, a member of the McCall Pack, Hayden appears to now be an official member of Theo's Chimera Pack.
    • As of A Credible Threat, Hayden has pledged her loyalty to Liam, Scott McCall, and the McCall Pack. She was then bitten and turned into a real Werewolf by Scott in Apotheosis, which marked her official membership into the McCall Pack.
    • Additionally, since Theo Raeken's whereabouts are unknown and there is only one other surviving member of the Chimera Pack, Corey, who appears to also now be a McCall Pack ally, it can be assumed that Hayden's ties to the Chimeras have officially been cut.

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