What if Stiles is the big bad this season? What if Stiles is already possessed? What if the darkness or something else already has control over him?
NOTE: This is all the result of me choosing to stay up past my set bed-time, despite having tons of school work in the morning, to watch through 3x14 and see if anything caught my attention.
To my surprise, something actually did catch my attention, though. It’s not much. Hell, it’s probably not anything at all, but I thought it was worth posting about in case anybody else wants to speculate about this.
The ending scene in 3x14 with that mysterious person ripping the sprout out of the nematon stump caught my attention. Not because they were trying to prevent the nematon from growing again (if that’s what they were doing), but because of the jacket the person was wearing. It reminded me of a jacket we know Stiles will wear later in the season. The sleeve cuff of the jacket just looked similar to me.
I’ve provided three photos in this photoset. The first two photos include the mysterious stranger from the scene in 3x14, and a behind the scenes photo of Dylan wearing Stiles’ outfit for an upcoming episode. The third photo is of the stranger’s legs and shoes, and i’ll get to that in a minute.
Personally, this outfit that Stiles is going to wear struck me as strange the moment I first saw it. Mostly because it doesn’t seem like something we’d normally see Stiles wear.
Usually we see Stiles in hoodies, t-shirts with ridiculous puns on them, and in plaid flannels…but this outfit in particular didn’t seem so Stiles-esque. It seemed darker…more menacing. Kind of like Derek’s clothes.
Excuse my theory that they’re sharing clothes.
The fact that the outfit is out of Stiles’ normal fashion range, and because it read to me as something darker, I feel it goes hand in hand with the idea that perhaps Stiles could be possessed and/or being negatively influenced by something dark.
First Photo & Second Photo:
Anyways, when I saw this, I thought, “wouldn’t that be awesome if that’s actually Stiles under some sort of nematon possession?”. But then I started to think about it more, and it became more plausible in my mind. The jacket had reminded me of the jacket I saw Dylan wearing prior. It could possibly be the same jacket.
It’s really not that important. I just noticed that whoever was in that scene has skinny legs and is wearing all-black sneakers.
Yeah, Stiles has skinny legs, and he’s definitely not a stranger to sneakers when he gets dressed in the morning. The person could very well be Stiles. I thought that it could possibly be Isaac too since Daniel has long & skinny legs… But it doesn’t really make that sense if Isaac is possessed and/or working for evil forces.
Next, i’d like to bring up the fact that Stiles is being affected by the nematon the most this season.
Scott is haunted by the idea of becoming a monster. Allison is haunted by the idea of becoming a psychotic hunter like Kate. But what exactly is Stiles being haunted by? The idea of not being able to read and solve problems? That’s plausible…but it’s still strange how Stiles is being affected by the nematon the most. Why Stiles? Why is he taking the hardest hit?
I can’t help but think Deaton has something to do with it. He was so set on having Lydia be Stiles’ tether back to the world. What if Deaton sabotaged Stiles’ chance at completely coming back because Lydia wasn’t actually Stiles’ strongest tether?
After all, we know Stiles has exhibited the potential to be an emissary since he can effectively use mountain ash. Deaton could see that as being powerful-a perfect candidate to be manipulated/possessed. Deaton has also gained a bit of Stiles’ trust, despite Stiles’ "something’s not quite right" radar going off about Deaton. Stiles has already confirmed that he’s suspicious of Deaton…and as we all know, Stiles is usually right with these kinds of things.
Anyways, all of this made me think that perhaps Stiles is taking the hardest hit because the darkness is actually trying to break him down in order to let something evil possess him. Maybe it’s already happened. Maybe that’s why he’s lost in a place between reality and dream. He’s unaware that he’s being manipulated and controlled.
It also made me think about how the nematon popped up in two of Stiles’ nightmares in episode 3x13. I wonder why.
- In the first nightmare, Stiles walked up to the nematon, reached out to touch it, and a vine gripped around his hand.
- In the second nightmare, Stiles exited his “room” and found himself in front of the nematon yet again.
In closing, this was just a little theory I thought of when I watched 3x14 again. It’s weird that Stiles is being affected the most, and it’s certainly weird that the nematon was such a huge presence in the premiere of 3b as far as Stiles’ nightmares.
I don’t know about the jacket, but I definitely think the two look similar. If that actually is Stiles ripping the sprout from the nematon stump, i’ll be so excited. I love the idea of evil!stiles and possessed!stiles.
Jeff did say that we’ve already been introduced to the big bad of this season? Maybe it’s Deaton. Maybe it’s Stiles. Maybe it’s Deaton purposely leaving Stiles open for possession.
I don’t know. What do you think?
That would be so freaking exciting ! I didn’t notice anything about the ending scene while watching the episode (i mean the jacket and all), but the nemeton’s presence in stiles’ nightmares did intrigue me. And the difference between what stiles is going through compared to scott and allison is making me wonder a lot.