What to expect: Superwholock, Bioshock, Zelda, Final Fantasy, Valve,Teen Wolf, Adventure Time, Kill la Kill, Lost, FMA, Pokemon, Disney, Ghibli. Knitting. Basically no theme...
I think Malia’s story of self-identity has the opportunity to be a great one. We’re coming up on a fork in the road and the moment of truth will be upon us soon … dun dun duuun. Will Malia tear away from the subjective and patriarchal assumptions of Stiles, Peter and even Scott? Will she be given an opportunity to forge an identity outside of the reach and influence of the men in her life?
So far, the reliance on Stiles was understandable but at the same time, its dangerous to build a female identity which relies so heavily on an already established male character. The world and people around us shape us, yadda yadda yadda, but all we’ve seen so far are other people telling Malia who she is … Peter’s daughter … Stiles’ girlfriend, while her initial (and relatively independent) story seems to have taken a backseat.
For this story to be great, and for Malia to fulfill her selfhood beyond the subjectivity of the men in her life, she has to be cut free from Stiles and Scott and kept out of the reach of manipulative douche Peter.
This is a good question. I dunno, but I would think it could stem from her being really intelligent. Maybe at one point she was ostracized for being smart which led to her hiding her intelligence and keeping the status quo. Maybe because she hid her intelligence she could never really connect with anyone or form honest friendships because she was always hiding a part of herself?