Cora: "I said I'm fine."
Stiles: "Do you know how suicidally crazy that was? What were you thinking, going after him?"
Cora: "I did it for Boyd! None of you were doing anything."
Cora Hale and Stiles Stilinski talking about Cora's attempt to avenge Vernon Boyd by attacking Aiden Steiner in The Girl Who Knew Too Much


The relationship between Beta Werewolves Vernon Boyd and Cora Hale .

Boyd and Cora first met in late spring/early summer 2011 between Seasons 2 and 3. Upon their arrival in Beacon Hills, the Alpha Pack led by Deucalion kidnapped Boyd and Erica Reyes, two recently-bitten Betas of the new Hale Pack led by the newly-ascended Alpha Derek Hale, while they attemped to flee from Beacon Hills. Later on, the Alphas came across Cora, who had just returned to her hometown to investigate the rumors that she heard about a new powerful Hale Alpha, her older brother Derek, building a pack there, and captured her as well.

Deucalion planned to use the three Betas to get Derek to join his ranks not only for his status as the son of his old friend Talia Hale and the newest Hale Alpha but also to convince his ally Scott McCall, who possessed the potential to become an incredibly-rare True Alpha, to join as well. The Alpha Pack imprisoned the three young wolves in the vault of Beacon Hills First National Bank and held them captive for nearly four months until Erica, fed up from being in the Alphas' clutches, attempted to break out by attacking Kali; unfortunately, the toe-clawed Alpha proved to be much more powerful than Erica and the latter tragically lost her life in this confrontation, ending up perishing right in front of Boyd and Cora.

Once Derek and Scott, with the help of their friends, figured out where their packmates were being held captive, they headed to the bank and punched their way into the vault to rescue their friends. However, Cora and Boyd hadn't felt the effects of the full moon for months as a result of the vault being mainly composed of a mineral called Hecatolite, causing them to lose control and nearly maul their friends and family to death. Both Cora and Boyd eventually returned to normal and subsequently rejoined Derek's pack, intent in helping their brother and Alpha and the rest of their pack destroy the Alpha Pack for all of their crimes against both the human and supernatural communities as well as for their role in the death of their dear friend Erica.

During the war between the Beacon Hills packs and the Alpha Pack, Boyd ended up becoming the next one to meet his demise when Kali, Ethan and Aiden forced Derek's claws into Boyd's chest as his healing ability was disabled after being shocked with large amounts of electricity. Cora, along with Derek, were the ones who mostly mourned Boyd's death and his death blinded her with so much rage that led her to attempt to kill Aiden but she was unsuccessful at this task.

Throughtout Teen Wolf[edit | edit source]

In Tattoo, Boyd and Cora were seen holding each other's hands inside the vault of Beacon Hills First National Bank, where the Alpha Pack were holding them hostage.

In Chaos Rising, Scott McCall, Derek Hale, Stiles Stilinski and Dr. Alan Deaton gave Isaac Lahey a cold bath to help him retrieve his memories of the location where he found Erica Reyes, Boyd and Cora being held by the Alpha Pack since the Alphas used the Werewolf memory-manipulation ritual to take his memories after they had caught him sneaking into their lair. The procedure was successful and Isaac remembered the main things that he saw-- their packmates were locked in the vault of Beacon Hills First National Bank and that he had found what appeared to be Erica's dead body in a closet, though he had no idea of the other Werewolf girl inside the vault with Boyd.

The next evening, which happened to be a full moon night, Derek and Scott headed to the bank to save Boyd and the other girl as well as to verify if Erica was truly dead or not. After succeding in infiltrating the vault, they faced Boyd and Cora, the latter of whom a stunned and shocked Derek recognized as his younger sister and whom he had believed to be dead after the Hale House Fire killed the majority of their family. This rescue turned out to be a bad idea when Stiles and Peter called and informed Derek and Scott that the walls of the vault were made out of a mineral called Hecatolite, which scattered and absorbed the moonlight and it had kept Cora and Boyd from shifting for the last three full moons. Since Derek and Scott accidentally allowed the moonlight to floor through the vault through the hole that they had made, Cora and Boyd were feeling the moon's effects again for the first time in four months and were starting to lose control over their Werewolf side.

Derek and Scott were unable to leave before Marin Morrell, under the orders of her Alpha Deucalion, completed a Mountain Ash circle around the vault to trap them with the feral Werewolves. Boyd and Cora gave into their animal instincts and bloodlust and began attacking Derek and Scott but Allison Argent showed up and broke the barrier, saving Derek and Scott but also freeing Boyd and Cora, who fled into the woods to kill everything and everyone in their way. Even though Allison did what she did to save them, Derek was furious at the young Huntress for setting two bloodthirsty beasts free.

In Fireflies, Cora and Boyd, under the sway of the full moon due to not shifting for the last three months, roamed through Beacon Hills Preserve. At one point, they separated from each other and Boyd nearly killed two children catching fireflies but they were saved in the nick of time by Scott. Meanwhile, Cora attempted to attack a young girl named Caitlin, who was camping in the woods with her girlfriend Emily, and briefly sparred with Isaac until Derek and Scott's back-up led Cora to realize she was outnumbered and flee once again.

The three consulted Chris Argent as he had much more experience in hunting Werewolves without harming or killing them. They planned to lock Boyd and Cora in the high school's boiler room until the full moon was over. They successfully lured Boyd and Cora into the high school by planting ultrasonic emitters throughout the woods and two feral wolves were about to go into the high school but the little they had of their human side allowed them to realize that they would be ambushed and attempted to escape by jumping over the school but Allison, who, unbeknownst to the others, was trying to help them catch Boyd and Cora her own way out of guilt for releasing the Werewolves from the vault, shot them with blinding arrows to force them into the high school and she fled when Isaac caught her helping them.

Once inside, Boyd and Cora followed Derek and Scott into the boiler room and the latter two disoriented the feral young Werewolves with fire extinguishers to gain enough time to get out of the boiler room and lock their uncontrolled packmates there. Afterwards, Scott revealed to Derek that he could hear three heartbeats, meaning they had accidentally locked someone, who turned out to be the English teacher Jennifer Blake, with Cora and Boyd. Derek went into the boiler room and battled against Boyd and Cora to protect Jennifer from them; resulting in him being nearly clawed to death but he managed to endure it until the sun rose and Cora and Boyd passed out from their exhausting evening, allowing Scott and Isaac to take them back to Derek's loft.

In Frayed, Cora and Boyd, along with Derek and Peter Hale, were formulating a plan to attack the Alpha Pack. Scott, who had just confronted Deucalion in the elevator of the Argents' apartment, joined them in Derek's loft to reveal that the Alphas were living in the same apartment as the Argents, only to find out they had already figured this out when Boyd and Cora followed the twins Ethan and Aiden there. When he realized that they planned to kill the Alphas, Scott questioned them over why "the default plan" being always murder and reminded them they couldn't beat a pack full of Alphas. They guaranteed him that they knew such thing and for that reason, they would only go after Deucalion because they supposed that if he died, the rest of the pack would fall apart or as Boyd put it "Cut off the head of the snake, and the body dies." but Peter interjected that they were dealing with a Hydra rather than a snake and the rest of the pack were Alphas, and questioned "What happened when Hercules cut off one of the heads of the Hydra?". Scott correctly answered that two more heads grew back in the place of the head that was cut off, to which a proud Peter implied "Somebody's been doing their summer reading."

Expecting Scott and Isaac to come to a truce with the "Alpha of Alphas" at the Abandoned Mall, Derek, Cora and Boyd followed them there and wolfed-out to kill Deucalion for his foul deeds. However, Deucalion turned the tables on them when he revealed he brought the other Alphas with him, ready for battle. A fight ensued between both packs but despite putting up a good fight, the Hale Pack was outmatched with Boyd and Cora being taken down by Kali and Ennis, respectively, whereas Isaac and Scott were beaten and restrained by the merged twins. Once everyone was incapacitated, Deucalion gave Derek a deal-- if he killed Boyd and took his powers as his first step into the Alpha Pack, the others would be allowed to leave the Mall alive. When Derek hesitated to make a choice, an exasperated and somewhat-amused Kali questioned her leader for his reasons of wanting someone in their pack like Derek, who, in her eyes, was an incompetent Alpha to a "pack of pathetic teenagers," which Deucalion answered with the fact that some had more potential than others, as he looked directly at Scott, implying that he wished him in the pack as well, later revealed to be for his potential to become a True Alpha.

Wanting to get Derek to rise to the occasion as per Deucalion's orders, Kali urged Derek to choose between pack or family or she would kill Cora as she pressed her clawed foot against her throat. Fortunately for the Beacon Hills Werewolves, Allison appeared and fired multiple flash-bang arrows at the Alphas, distracting them long enough for Isaac, Boyd and Cora to get out of there while Derek and Scott stayed behind to continue the fight. The two packs scattered upon the brief fight between Ennis and Derek made the two of them fall three stories and land on the escalator below.

In Currents, Kali and the twins, under the impression that Derek is the responsible for Ennis' death when it was actually Deucalion who killed him to manipulate them into putting more pressure on both Derek and Scott, painted their pack's symbol on the windows of the Hale Alpha's loft to warn him they would come after him that evening. When informed about this, both Boyd and Isaac skipped school to protect their Alpha and Boyd came up with a plan to weaken the Alphas severely, which involved flooding the loft with water and setting up electrical cables in hopes of electrocuting them upon their entrance into the apartment.

Unfortunately, the Alphas somehow discovered what they were planning and cut the power prior to their arrival. Kali and the twins showed up, with Kali threatening to kill Derek for "killing" her packmate Ennis and challenging him to a one-on-one fight as she revealed that they had kidnapped his new girlfriend Jennifer, whom the twins were holding in a choke-hold, and threatened to order the twins to tear Jennifer apart if Derek allowed his Betas to help him, forcing Derek to order Boyd and Isaac to stay out of the fight.

Meanwhile, Cora, Lydia, Stiles and Scott all gathered in Beacon Hills Animal Clinic in order to discover where Deaton could possibly be held captive by the Darach, who had kidnapped him as her third healer sacrifice, by using Danny Mahealani's map of telluric currents and upon several discussion, they realized Deaton was being held in the same bank vault where the Alpha Pack held Cora, Boyd and Erica captive. Cora received a text from Boyd, saying that the Alphas disabled the power and sabotaged their plan as well as that Kali and Derek were fighting, leading Scott to instruct Stiles, Lydia and Cora to drive to the loft in Stiles' Jeep to save Derek, Isaac, Boyd and Jennifer while he traveled to the bank to save Deaton.

After arriving and finding the electrical controls, Stiles, Lydia and Cora pulled all the levers and turned the power back on, unknowingly shocking Kali, Derek and Boyd and weakening the three considerably. This infuriated Kali so much that she ordered Ethan and Aiden to hold Derek's clawed hands while she lifted the still-injured Boyd and shoved his body against them, causing Derek to involuntarily steal Boyd's powers as he died, unable to heal from his wounds due to the massive electrical shock that he received. Satisfied, Kali warned Derek that she would allow him to live for tonight and gave him until the next full moon to choose either of two things-- kill his remaining Betas and join the Alpha Pack as an Augmented Alpha or they would all meet their deaths at the hands of Kali-- before she left the loft with the twins.

Derek panicked, not knowing what to do to save Boyd before it was too late, and blamed himself for all of this, but Boyd reassured him it was not his fault and the last months that he lived as a Werewolf made his life worth it. While dying, Boyd confessed that he wondered what would happen to Werewolves like them during a lunar eclipse just as Derek gained access to one of his Beta's memories that showed Boyd and Erica during their time as the Alpha Pack's hostages in the First National Bank's vault. Erica was asking Boyd for his opinion about what would happen to them in the lunar eclipse and when she hypothesized it would make them stronger, she saw Kali about to leave the vault and declared that she hoped the lunar eclipse would make them stronger before she rose to her feet and, with her eyes glowing gold, lunged at the Alpha with all of her strength; Erica was then seen lying on the floor of the vault, trying to reach Boyd and called out his name just before she died from the injuries that Kali inflicted upon her.

Back in the present, Boyd's dying body collapsed on the flooded floor and he passed away, before Stiles, Lydia and Cora finally arrived to see what happened. Upon seeing Boyd's lifeless body laying in the water, Cora rushed into the room and began sobbing over the body of the boy with whom she developped a close bond while Stiles placed his hand on the shoulder of a grieving and devastated Derek to comfort him.

In The Girl Who Knew Too Much, Lydia was making out with Aiden in Coach Finstock's office and confronted him over helping Kali kill Boyd, but before she could get any vital information out of him, a Werewolf drew a spiral (the symbol for revenge in the Werewolf culture) with his claws on the door's window.

Aiden came into the boys' locker room, believing Derek to be there to get his revenge on him for the deaths of Boyd and Erica, and demanded the Hale Alpha to come out of his hiding spot and face him but Cora caught him off-guard by poucing on him from behind and started slashing his chest with her claws.

Aiden quickly began fighting back and grabbed Cora by the throat before shoving her against the floor, where she hit her head in the wall under the sink. Ignoring Lydia's pleas to stop, Aiden grabbed a weight and striked Cora in the temple with it, sending her flying toward Lydia. Scott, Stiles and Ethan, the latter of whom felt his brother's pain and realized he was in trouble, arrived just in time to keep Aiden from injuring Cora further. Although Aiden argued it was Cora who came at him, Ethan reminded him that Kali gave Derek until the next full moon to join the Alpha Pack but until then, they were forbidden from attacking him or anyone of his pack. The twins left and Scott, Stiles and Lydia helped Cora get back up.

After washing the blood off her wound, she assured the three members of the unofficial McCall Pack that she would heal. When questioned about the "suicidally-crazy" way that she attacked Aiden, Cora angrily shouted that she did it because she couldn't forgive him and the other Alphas for murdering Boyd and that none of them were doing anything to help. Despite Scott reminding her they were doing their best efforts to save their fellow citizens from the Darach, Cora bluntly fired back that all of their efforts were fruitless and judged them on their inability to save people before they were killed, believing their job to be solely finding the bodies of the victims.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Boyd received the Bite from Derek while Cora was born as a Werewolf.
  • Even though Boyd refered to Erica Reyes as his only friend, he seemed to have developped a similar bond with Cora during their months of captivity after Erica died and Cora showed the same thing when she cried over Boyd's body right after his death in Currents.
  • Cora got affected by Boyd's loss so much that she attempted to avenge him (as well as Erica) by killing Aiden, but he easily defeated and nearly killed her.
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