|“|| "It's them?"|
"Yeah... And judging by the sound, we don't have a lot of time."
"For you to run."
"You're leaving me?"
"I'm saving you."
"But if we can hear them, it must be close..."
"There'll be another chance. Go now. Malia, run! Go!"
Malia is Peter's biological daughter with the Werecoyote assassin known as the Desert Wolf. However, Peter was not made aware of Malia's existence until the autumn of 2011, when he sought the Banshee Lydia Martin's help in figuring out the memories that had been stolen from him by his sister, Talia Hale; using Talia's claws, Lydia was able to divine that Talia had stolen Peter's memories of his daughter, Malia. Malia did not learn that Peter was her biological father until much later, when the Deadpool hit-lists were revealed and Malia was listed on it as "Malia Hale." This was difficult for Malia to bear, as she had believed her adoptive parents, Evelyn and Henry Tate, were her biological parents, and she had heard horror stories of the murder and mayhem Peter had caused while he was an Alpha.
Though Malia was resistant to get to know her father, due in part to her friends' warnings, Peter was eager to learn more about his daughter, even encouraging her to embrace her animalistic side. Despite Malia's sarcastic taunting of him, the two eventually developed a tentative relationship which grew stronger in Season 6 after Peter escaped the Wild Hunt and Eichen House and began helping the pack against the threat of the Ghost Riders and the Anuk-ite. It was Malia and Peter's bond that allowed Peter to break out of the trance inflicted upon him by the Ghost Riders, which was also the first time that Malia called him "Dad." Though Malia is now an adult and still lives with her adoptive father, Henry, Peter and Malia have since grown into a true father/daughter pair.
At some point in the early 1990s, Peter was involved with a sexual or romantic relationship with a Werecoyote named Corinne, an assassin also known by the code-name the Desert Wolf. Though their relationship seemingly did not last very long, it did result in a pregnancy, and Corinne ultimately gave birth to their daughter Malia at the end of November in 1994. Peter's sister Talia Hale assisted them during the pregnancy, acting as a doula to Corinne and encouraging her to continue the pregnancy, as she believed it was beautiful that the Werecoyote passes part of her power down to her daughter, though deep down she knew that Corinne resented Malia for this.
At some point, it must have been clear to Talia that Corinne was a threat to her child, because once Malia was born, Talia stole her away and put her up for adoption, where she ultimately ended up with the Tate Family. She then used the Alpha Werewolf memory manipulation ritual on Peter to take all of his memories of Malia's birth to both prevent him from seeking her out as well as to prevent Corinne from using him to find her. Although Peter had an idea that Talia had taken away his memory of something (as she had done so before, such as taking the memory of the location of the Nemeton from his and Derek's mind to prevent them from getting themselves into trouble), he did not realize the memory was about Malia until he received the Banshee Lydia Martin's assistance in figuring it out.
Throughout Teen Wolf Edit
In Letharia Vulpina, after Lydia Martin and Allison Argent went to Derek's loft in hopes that he could help Lydia learn to control her Banshee powers, Peter agreed to help her, but only if Lydia used her powers on his sister Talia's claws in order to find out what memories she stole from him prior to the Hale House Fire. Lydia did as she was told and eventually learned that Peter had fathered a child many years earlier, though she refused to tell him the name, gender, or supernatural species of the child. After Allison and Lydia left, it was revealed that Peter was the father of Malia Tate, the werecoyote who they had helped return to human form earlier in the season.
In De-Void, Lydia once again called on Peter for help, this time with freeing Stiles Stilinski from the possession of the Nogitsune. As usual, Peter agreed to help, but only if Lydia would tell him the identity of his child, which she had been hiding from him since Letharia Vulpina. Lydia agreed, and once Stiles had been freed from his possession, Lydia whispered in Peter's ear that his child was a daughter named Malia.
In 117, Malia, who had heard all about Peter's prior antics throughout the series, met up with Scott McCall outside of Derek's loft when the Alpha came to talk to Peter about what Kate did to de-age Derek. Malia insisted that since everything she had heard about Peter indicated that he was "Satan in a v-neck," she didn't think Scott should talk to Peter alone, and when Scott assured her he could handle Peter, she pointed out that he could handle him better with her backup.
Once Scott and Malia made it inside, Peter was stunned when Scott introduced a wary Malia to him, though both men kept Malia's true parentage a secret. After staring at Malia for a long moment, which only served to make Malia more uncomfortable, Peter complimented Malia on her "beautiful" eyes and asked her if she got them from her father. When Malia replied that she got them from her mother, Peter declared this fact to be interesting before realizing that his demeanor is somewhat creepy. He turned the topic back to himself and remarked that he was sure Scott had told her all about him, leading Malia to retort "The homicidal killing spree came up!" in a fake-sweet voice. When Peter shrugged this comment off and replied that they're all works in progress, Malia stated that he should make sure his victims all stay dead when he progresses to his next killing spree.
Not knowing what she was talking about, Peter turned to Scott, who asked him what he knew about turning people into shapeshifters by a scratch. Peter initially assumed it was Scott who scratched someone, but after some more clues, he realized they were talking about Kate and groaned before exclaiming "Why can't anyone in this town stay dead?" Malia, who still seemed to dislike Peter, retorted that she was under the impression that everyone hoped Peter would have stayed dead as well, which Peter once again shrugged off. Peter and Malia then worked with Scott to figure out why Kate de-aged Derek and what she was after, which eventually led them to realize that she wanted to get the Triskelion medallion from the Hale Vault, which she thought could help her control her werejaguar transformation.
Peter, Malia, and Scott then went to Beacon Hills High School again to look for Derek and Kate, where they heard a loud, ferocious growling noise that made them stop in their tracks. Peter identified the sound as being from a Berserker, and when they realized that the Berserkers they ran into in Mexico must have followed Kate to Beacon Hills, Malia began preparing for a fight until Peter convinced her that the only way they were guaranteed to survive was if they made a run for it. Peter then abandoned Scott and Malia to deal with the Berserkers alone while he sneaked into the Hale Vault to confront Kate, where he was ultimately knocked out with a flash-bang grenade as The Benefactor's minion stole his bearer bonds from the vault.
In The Benefactor, Peter paced around in Derek's loft while he looked through a file with Malia's birth and adoption records that he had obtained through a private investigator. It was then that he was attacked by The Mute, who threw his tomahawk at Peter, pinning the papers to his chest with the blade as it embedded in his sternum.
In Weaponized, Scott Malia and Kira get infected with a virus, They think they are safest in the Hale vault they manipulate Malia into opening the vault as she is a Hale, and therefore the only one that can open the Vault. Scott and Stiles discuss whether it's a good idea to tell Malia that Peter is her father, She soon discovers The Deadpool list only to find she is listed as Malia Hale.
In Time of Death, Malia goes to the Hale vault looking for answers when she finds Peter, They discuss her adoption and the possibility of finding her mother.When talking to stiles, Malia starts to wonder if she's a killer like her father.
In Perishable, Scott tries to talk to Malia about trusting Peter.
In A Promise to the Dead, Peter meets up with Malia to discuss her mother more. he then tells her that being a killer is in her blood and that he wants her to kill Kate Argent.
In Smoke and Mirrors, Malia and Peter slightly bond on the way to Mexico, Peter tries to get her to give into a her true nature. Peter and Malia including Liam work as a team to take on Berserker Scott when Scott breaks free from the animal spirit, he tells the pack Peter's true plans. Malia becomes angry by her father's betrayal and attacks him, Peter throws Malia against the wall not seriously injuring her, He calls her sweetheart and tells her that he is sorry and that they will talk about it later.
In Parasomnia, when Stiles was trying to convince the rest of the McCall Pack that Theo Raeken was evil, he argued that if Theo's father Jonathan was dangerous, then it meant Theo was untrustworthy as well. This led Malia to remind him that her parents were Peter and the Desert Wolf, both of whom were brutal mass-murderers.
- Malia is Peter's only child.
- Peter wanted Malia to embrace her true nature as a killer and as a werecreature, encouraging her to own her Werecoyote instincts.
- The two worked together to find the Desert Wolf, with Peter even hiring a private investigator to learn her identity upon finding out he had a daughter.
- Peter was responsible for biting and turning Malia's Alpha and eventual boyfriend Scott McCall, and has tried to kill him a number of times out of a desire to possess his power.
- Both Peter and Desert Wolf are notable for calling Malia "sweetheart," often in a sarcastic manner.
- Peter and Corinne are both Malia's parental-figures who viewed their daughter as a tool to get what they wanted (for Corinne, it was to steal back the power Malia possessed that she believed was rightfully hers, and for Peter, it was for Malia to kill Kate Argent, who had outlived her usefulness to Peter, and to get him close to Scott so he could steal his Alpha powers). However, unlike Corinne, Petergrew to genuinely loves Malia.
- Peter used his love for Malia to motivate him while escaping the Phantom Train Station and initially refused to help the McCall Pack against the Ghost Riders because in his mind, he would be helping Malia commit suicide, and he didn't want her to die.
- During a battle with the Ghost Riders, Peter willingly sacrificed himself, allowing himself to be taken back to the Wild Hunt to protect Malia and Scott from being harmed or captured themselves.
- Malia referred to Peter as "Dad" for the first time in Riders on the Storm in order to snap him out of his Ghost Rider-induced trance.
- The Anuk-ite, who exposed everyone to their worst fears in order to feed on it and grow stronger, used its powers on Peter in order to trick him into making eye contact with it so he could be turned into stone; in order to do this, the Anuk-ite mimicked Malia's voice and made it seem like she was in trouble, implying that Peter's greatest fear is something happening to Malia.
- Despite all what happened between them, they have eventually grown to see each other as family.