There’s a difference between a female character who exists in a story and has a romantic relationship with a male character versus a female character who exists in a story to have a romantic relationship with a male character
I’ve mentioned this before but the problem/amazing thing is about perspective
the perspective in teen wolf is very scott friendly
but for a second let’s look at Peter, in many narratives Peter waking up from the coma and killing the people who killed his family would make him the hero - look at the awful film "hard to kill" with steven seagal - it is that exact same plot but Scott codes him as the villain, the villainous Argents who burned the Hales alive for no apparent reason are given heroic status BY Scott, he tells the Hales the Argents must have had a reason because he wants to believe Allison’s family is good so he can be iwth Allison - not that Allison is not associated with the fire in any way and might hate her family for doing it (which she does) Allison’s family hate the Hales so Scott does.
We never see Jackson as the victim of his transformation although he clearly is until Scott does, he is never a malefactor even when it’s arguable that Mr Lahey is his own victim. This happens again and again, the perspective is skewed towards Scott and becuase of it we believe Scott is the hero, but he’s not
we cannot give him a pass for his age because we don’t give other heroes his age that same pass, Aang was 11, Edward Elric was 15, I’m unsure of the age of Percy Jackson off hand but each of them rose up to lead, Scott talks the talk but when push comes to shove he fails. He needs rescued more often than he rescues, he tells himself he has no choice when he consistently sides with the villains (Gerard, Deucalion, Garrett) when the biggest choice is also the easiest - he trusts his pack
So it’s okay to justify Peter murdering people involved in the Hale fire because he was avenging his family (never mind that Kate probably coaxed them and they didn’t do it willingly, remember how Harris said she took advantage of his alcoholism), but when Scott is forced to join forces with the bad guys under duress (meaning they were gonna fucking kill his mom) we ‘can’t give him a pass’?
pssst is it because he’s not white?
You completely missed the point. No one is justifying anything. It’s a point about the perception we’re given in the narrative. Another example of a narritive similar to Peter’s would be “The Punisher” which is a story about a man who’s entire family is murdered and then at his earliest possible convenience/after he heals from his own wounds goes on a merciless revenge spree and brutally and creatively kills all the people who are even remotely related to those people directly responsible for his families’ murder.Throughout the story/film he is murdering people. Murder is murder but because we are told that the character is justified in his actions we route for him. We want him to succeed in carrying out his revenge. It’s quite likely that if we saw season 1 through Peter’s perspective the story and his actions and justifications would be similar to ‘The Punisher’s.’ However, the narritive is told through Scott’s perspective (there is a lot of good meta that would suggest it’s actually Stiles). We’re constantly told in the narrative that Scott is this morally righteous hero/savior when in reality while he does do some good things, while he does have his heroic moments, he is also guilty of bad things. We are often told Scott’s actions/behavior are ‘good/heroic’ when often the people who are painted as villains (season 1 Derek being the best example) simply have goals that are in conflict with or a direct threat to Scott’s end goal. For all that Scott talks of being a good person he will lie, manipulate, and betray without remorse to get to his end goal. The point being made is that despite the fact that we’re told he is a hero who acts heroically and honorably, despite the fact that Scott sees the world in Black&White/Good&Evil dualities and likes to think that he’s always on the morally good side, in the end he actually behaves just as morally grey as any of the other characters on the show.
Do you ever ‘wtf white people’ even though you are a white people.
All the fucking time.