|“||Liam: "We need more time. You have to stop scoring."
Brett: "You don't think I'm trying? You guys suck. You suck so bad it's impossible to lose against you."
Liam: "So what are we supposed to do?"
Brett: "Try not sucking."
Brett William Talbot was a supporting character in the fourth, fifth, and sixth seasons of Teen Wolf. He was the brother of Lorilee Rohr and a ward of Satomi Ito, as well as a Beta Werewolf in her pack. Brett was first introduced in Season 4's I.E.D. as a cocky lacrosse player from Devenford Prep who was formerly a teammate of Liam Dunbar and who had since become his rival.
However, it was quickly revealed that he is actually a Werewolf and one of the supernatural creatures of Beacon Hills who had been put on the Deadpool hit-list by The Benefactor. Though a professional assassin named Violet attempted to kill him for his bounty, he was saved by fellow Werewolf and Deadpool target Scott McCall at the last moment. As a result, despite his initially antagonistic relationship with Liam, Brett and the rest of the surviving members of Satomi's Pack teamed up with the McCall Pack to fight against the Deadpool assassins, and they remain allies even now that the Deadpool has been shut down. Likewise, Brett and Liam seem to have come to a truce, and now have a tentative friendship.
In Season 5, Brett and his sister, Lorilee, provided help to the McCall Pack on several occasions; Brett first helped them learn more about Tracy Stewart and the Chimeras, as well as how to identify new ones, and he then later helped rescue Mason from an out-of-control Lucas. Several weeks later, he and Lorilee helped the pack deal with an out-of-control Kira while also buying them more time so that they could try to identify the vessel for the Beast of Gevaudan before he could harm any more people.
In Season 6, Brett continued his friendships with the members of the McCall Pack, specifically Liam Dunbar. However, after an evening of helping train the new freshman Beacon Hills Cyclones lacrosse players, Brett was ambushed by newly minted Hunter Tamora Monroe, who poisoned him with purple wolfsbane and shot him in the shoulder with an arrow. Brett was forced to run for his life, seeking sanctuary in the Underground Tunnels while also leaving clues for the pack and his sister, Lori. Unfortunately, just as Brett was rescued by his sister, they were both hit by a car and killed, with Brett's wolfsbane poisoning preventing him from healing from his wounds.
Very little is known about Brett's early life prior to his introduction in the series. According to Brett himself, he and his younger sister Lorilee are both born Werewolves, implying that at least one of their parents were Werewolves as well. After their parents (and possibly additional family members) died in a fire, they were taken in by Satomi Ito and joined Satomi's Pack, which was originally a very large pack with dozens of members. ("Orphaned"), ("Dreamcatchers")
According to Cody Saintgnue, Brett is a Buddhist like the rest of his pack, indicating he and Lorilee likely became Buddhists after joining Satomi's Pack and began espousing her philosophy of non-violence unless it is absolutely necessary. He has also apparently been attending Devenford Prep for some time ("I.E.D."), and came out as bisexual at some point in his life as well. ("Condition Terminal")
When Brett's sister Lorilee had difficulty making friends at their old school, Brett learned that Devenford Prep needed lacrosse players and used his Werewolf physical prowess to get himself a scholarship to the school; afterward, he informed the administrators that he would not be attending the school unless they gave Lorilee a scholarship as well, a demand that the school ultimately met in order to have Brett's athletic talent on their lacrosse team. ("After Images")
Throughout Teen Wolf
In Dreamcatchers, Liam and Mason, seeking Brett out in order to get information about a new shapeshifter named Tracy Stewart, who they incorrectly believed to be a newly-turned [[Werewolf. They found Brett practicing lacrosse on the Devenford Prep lacrosse field, and when Liam and Mason showed Brett a photo of Tracy, the Beta Werewolf remarked that, while she was cute, he had never seen her before.
Liam went on to ask him if it was possible that Satomi turned her without him knowing, but Brett simply scoffed and reminded him that Satomi hadn't been doing much recruiting since the Deadpool and was instead trying to maintain a low profile. Mason, who had just learned about the supernatural a couple days earlier, asked if Alpha Werewolves really just "went around biting people," Brett patiently explained that Werewolves can also be born, like himself and his sister Lorilee. He went on to reveal that his family died in a fire, and that he and Lori were adopted by Satomi.
Liam, who was still looking at Tracy's photo, noticed that she was wearing a necklace with a leaf pendant that he had seen in the previous episode when he accidentally fell into a hole in the woods, which led him to bring Brett and Mason into the Beacon Hills Preserve to investigate it further. Once there, Mason himself accidentally fell into a hole, but when he examined the inside of it further, he couldn't find the necklace Liam had described. Once they pulled Mason out, Mason noticed that the hole wasn't a sinkhole as Liam originally believed, but was actually essentially a grave from which someone had dug themselves out. After Liam realized that this wasn't the same hole he fell into earlier, which was closer to the creek, Brett realized that someone had been burying supernaturals in the woods, and that there were more than just Tracy.
In Condition Terminal, Brett was spotted dancing at a teen club called Sinema by Liam and Mason; at first, he was dancing passionately with a girl, but then started dancing equally passionately with a fellow boy, indicating that he was either bisexual or pansexual. Moments later, he was seen getting drinks with Mason while Liam patrolled the club for the new hybrid creatures the McCall Pack had begun to call Chimeras. Later, Liam asked Brett if he had seen anything out of the ordinary or had sensed someone with supernatural powers like them, but Brett admitted he didn't know, especially since they lived in Beacon Hills, which is known for its sizable supernatural community. After Liam insisted that he felt something both different and wrong about someone in the club, Brett patted Liam affectionately on the back, indicating their rivalry was starting to develop into a true friendship.
When Brett returned to where Mason was standing, Mason pointed out a guy who had been checking him out all night and asked him if he knew who he was, leading Brett to smirk and inform him that the guy's name was Lucas, indicating that he, like Brett, was a regular at Sinema. Some time later, Lucas had approached Mason and lured him into a dark corner to make out, but when he started extending scorpion stingers on the back of his spine and his arms, Brett seemed to sense that something was wrong, as he partially wolfed-out and threw Lucas across the room and away from Mason before he could be stung like Corey was earlier. Brett then advised Mason to run before rushing back out into the main room, where he began to battle with Lucas.
Brett seemed to have the upper-hand at first, but Lucas eventually "won" by slashing him across the chest with the stingers on his arms. Mason immediately rushed to Brett's side to try to apply pressure to his wounds while Liam began to fight Lucas, and Brett, horrified by the black-eyed hybrid creature Lucas had become, asked what the hell he was supposed to be. Brett and Mason then watched as Liam, with an assist from Scott and Kira, incapacitated Lucas, and were stunned when Kira's Kitsune spirit overpowered her and attempted to kill the Chimera. Just then, much to everyone's shock, the Dread Doctors appeared and killed Lucas themselves with a retractable crossbow bolt, declaring that Lucas was a "failure" before they left, much to Brett's horror.
In Required Reading, Brett, wearing his Devenford Prep uniform showed up at Beacon Hills High School, where he sat in the bleachers and talked with Mason about the traits that the other eight Chimeras could have. When Mason asked him if he could think of any possible suspects at Devenford, Brett replied that everyone he went to school with was "abnormal," since abnormal is actually the norm where high school is concerned. They then proceeded to list the possible characteristics of a Chimera, including super strength, speed, senses of smell and hearing, night vision, and eyes that reflect the light. They then jokingly added "three-foot lizard tails" and "scorpion stingers" to their list.
After Brett noticed the sexual tension between Liam and Hayden Romero, both of whom had gym class that period, Mason briefly detailed the story of what happened to the two in the sixth grade (namely, that Hayden interrupted a fight Liam was having with another student, which caused him to accidentally break her nose with a punch and caused Hayden to intentionally break Liam's nose in retribution) before pulling up their yearbook photos from that grade on his phone. Brett saw the fact that they both had black eyes and taped-up noses in the photo and laughed at the story.
In A Credible Threat, Brett was again seen in his school uniform while he was being interviewed by a reporter for KQNB News in front of Beacon Hills High School. They explained that Devenford Prep and BHHS was playing a charity lacrosse game that night, in which the winning team gets 100% of the profit for the charity of their choice, before Brett remarked that Devenford also planned to "100% kick Beacon Hills' asses." That night, he and his team got off the bus in preparation to play the game. While on the field, he informed Scott that he has his sister checking the bleachers for size 10 bloody shoes as part of the McCall Pack's effort to find the identity of the Chimera host for the Beast of Gevaudan.
During the game, when it became clear that Kira had once again been taken over by her inner Kitsune spirit and was acting violently toward the other players, Scott and Liam resorted to their "Plan B," which consisted of Brett purposely tackling Kira in order to bait her into attacking him. Just as they guessed, Kitsune-Kira got so angry at Brett's tackle and subsequent taunt that "she wasn't so tough now" that she backhanded him across the face with her lacrosse stick, which got her kicked out of the game.Afterward, Liam rushed over to Brett, who was still laying on the lacrosse field, and thanked him for his help, and Brett seemed to still be seeing stars from the head trauma judging by his eyes rolling in the back of his head. Near the end of the game, Liam approached Brett again and insisted that Devenford needed to keep scoring so that they could draw out the game a little longer and buy more time to prevent the Beast from attacking the game attendants. Brett remarked that he was trying, but that Liam's team sucked so bad that it was impossible to lose to them. Liam, frustrated by their failed efforts to identify the Beast, asked Brett what they were supposed to do, and Brett, equally frustrated, retorted, "Try not sucking." Brett presumably fled the high school with his sister Lorilee after the Beast of Gevaudan appeared and began terrorizing all those present at the game.}}
Brett was a strong-willed and very confident and cocky young man, particularly when it comes to lacrosse, as he was prone to go on and on about his school kicking the ass of Beacon Hills High School every chance he can get. He never holds back and always says what he feels to need to be said. He's also very brave and strong-hearted, as he shows no fear whenever engaged in a fight; this has been demonstrated on multiple occasions, such as when he faced Lucas, a Werewolf-Scorpion Chimera at the night club Sinema. Brett is just as protective as he is fearless, as he was willing to die for his sister Lorilee Rohr when the assassins began hunting them. He's a bisexual young man who seems very open about his sexuality and has no problem flirting and dancing with men and women alike at clubs.
Brett is a tall, well-built, handsome young man with short, light brown hair, bright blue eyes, and a pale complexion. Due to his position on the Devenford Prep lacrosse team, he spends a lot of time working out and practicing on the field at Beacon Hills High School to stay in shape. When attending school, he wears the required uniform of Devenford Prep which consists of a button down shirt, a tie and a dark purple vest with the school's seal on the upper right corner, followed by a dark pair of colored slacks.
Powers and Abilities
Brett possess all the standard powers and abilities of a Beta Werewolf, which include superhuman physical attributes such as enhanced strength, speed, agility/reflexes, durability, and senses, as well as accelerated healing, pain absorption, and animal instincts.
Like all werewolves, he can also shapeshift his features into those of a wolf; when he transforms, his eyes glow bright gold, his teeth and fingernails extend into fangs and claws, his brow becomes ridged, his ears become pointed, and he grows thick sideburns. In addition to these powers, Brett also possesses the rare ability to inhibit his scent in order to prevent shapeshifters with enhanced senses from tracking him, an ability that has been said to be possessed by everyone in Satomi's Pack.
Brett possess all the standard weaknesses associated with Werewolves, which consist of Wolfsbane, Mountain Ash, electricity, Mistletoe, letharia vulpina, and the Modified Canine Distemper Virus. Though Brett appears to be in control of his transformations, he is still susceptible to the effects of the full moon and heightened emotions under the right circumstances, and he is vulnerable to the phase of the lunar eclipse when the moon is in the Earth's umbral shadow, which causes all werecreatures to lose their power for the duration.
- Brett: Brett is a unisex English given name and family name derived from the Middle English surname which means "a Breton," thereby referring to an inhabitant of Brittany. The name is French in origin, derived from the French word bret. Bretons were originally Celts who were driven away from Southwest England to Northwest France in the 6th century by invading Anglo-Saxons. Coincidentally, the coat of arms for the Brett family is a silver lion grasping a wolf's head, which is an interesting anecdote when referring to a werewolf named Brett. Variants of the name include Bret and Brette.
- Talbot: Talbot is an English and French surname which is believed to have two possible origins. The first is that it is derived from the pre-7th century masculine French name Talebod, which itself is derived from the Old German Talabod, a compound of the elements tal, "to destroy," and bod, "message" or "tidings," which together means "messenger of destruction." This is a very war-like name that was fitting for the Dark Ages when it was first introduced. It then developed into a personal name in England by the Normans during their conquest in 1066. The second possible source is that Talbot derives from the Old French Talebot, a nickname for bandits who blackened their faces to avoid recognition, as talebot mean "lampblack" in the Normandy dialect. There are a variety of spellings and variants of this name, including Talbert, Talbott, Talboy, Tallboy, and Tallboys.
- It was implied in Condition Terminal that Brett is bisexual.
- Brett is the third bisexual character on the show after Jackson Whittemore (who was revealed to be bisexual in Season 6) and Caitlin.
- Brett has several similarities to Derek Hale, as they are both born Werewolves whose families died in a fire, and who eventually found homes in different packs.
- Brett is one of several LGBT+ characters in the Teen Wolf series, including Danny, Ethan, Jackson, Caitlin, Emily, Mason, and Corey.
- Brett and Lorilee (Brother/Sister)
- Brett and Satomi (Alpha/Beta, Guardian/Ward)
- Brett and Liam (Former Rivals, Friends, Allies)
- Brett and Mason (Friends, Allies)
- Brett and Scott (Allies)