Mom... Stiles saved me.

The relationship between Human Stiles Stilinski and Banshee Lydia Martin

The relationship between Stiles and Lydia was incredibly one-sided at first, as Stiles had developed a crush on Lydia as early as the third grade, but Lydia, who was in a long-term relationship with Jackson Whittemore, didn't notice or acknowledge Stiles' existence until they were sophomores in high school. However, after Peter Hale killed Laura Hale to become an Alpha and subsequently gave the Bite to Stiles' best friend Scott McCall, the supernatural world began to affect the lives of Stiles, Lydia, and the rest of their friends, which caused them to start spending more time around each other.

From there, Lydia and Stiles' relationship grew from mere acquaintances through mutual friends to Lydia begrudgingly tolerating Stiles. Things finally started to improve in February of 2011 during their sophomore year, when finally, after Lydia was convinced to attend the Winter Formal as Stiles' date by Lydia's best friend Allison Argent]], she began to see Stiles as a nice guy who liked the real her when it became obvious that he was one of the few people who knew that Lydia was a literal genius with a 170 IQ. Stiles intervened when Peter attacked Lydia on the lacrosse field and offered himself up to save her life, and after she was hospitalized, he spent the entire weekend sleeping in the lobby to make sure she was okay.

The pair got somewhat closer throughout Season 2, though the fact that Stiles, along with Allison and Scott, wanted to ensure Lydia's safety by keeping her in the dark about the supernatural (combined with the terrifying side-effects Lydia was experiencing on her own as a result of her newly-activated Banshee powers and Peter's spiritual possession of her mind), led Lydia to be ostracized from all of her friends for several months. Fortunately, once Lydia was finally informed of everything that was going on after it was revealed that Jackson, a newly-turned Kanima, had been resurrected by his powers, she and Stiles proved themselves to be an excellent team when they arrived just in time to prevent Jackson from killing everyone.

However, though Stiles and Lydia quickly became close friends after Lydia joined the McCall Pack, their relationship wasn't romantic, though Lydia did kiss Stiles in the middle of Season 3 in order to snap him out of a panic attack. Whether Lydia had genuine romantic feelings for Stiles remained unknown, and Stiles' crush on Lydia seemed to be put on hold while both of them hooked up with and dated other people throughout Season 3, Season 4, and Season 5; Stiles had brief flings with Heather and Caitlin before beginning a romantic relationship with Malia Tate, whereas Lydia had a romantic relationship with Aiden and a complicated, unspoken bond with Jordan Parrish.

Despite their lack of romance, both Lydia and Stiles have proven their dedication to their strong friendship by doing everything they can, including putting themselves into danger, in order to protect each other. For example, Lydia went to extreme lengths to learn how to use her powers to save Stiles from his possession by the Nogitsune, to the point where she even asked her attacker, Peter Hale, for assistance, while Stiles broke into the closed unit of Eichen House without reliable backup in order to save Lydia from being consumed by her powers after Gabriel Valack performed trephination on her. To this day, though Lydia has yet to officially admit to having romantic feelings for Stiles, it has been implied that Stiles still has feelings for Lydia, leaving some potential for a romance in the future between the two.

Stiles and Lydia are also known as Stydia, or, less frequently, Martinski, by fans.

Throughout Teen Wolf Edit

In Wolf Moon, Stiles Stilinski was seen interacting with Lydia Martin for the first time when he saw her walking into Beacon Hills High School. However, Lydia either did not notice him or ignored him, leaving Stiles to lament her rejection and causing him to blame his best friend Scott McCall for "dragging him down to his nerd depths."

In Second Chance at First Line, Stiles ran into Lydia again at Beacon Hills Memorial Hospital while he was acting as a lookout for Scott, who had gone down to the morgue to get the scent of the recently-deceased woman he found in the woods. Stiles once again attempted to talk to Lydia, acknowledging that he knew that they didn't know each other well before stating that he believed they had a connection. However, Lydia soon revealed that she had been talking to someone else on her Bluetooth device for her phone the entire time while Stiles was talking and either didn't hear him or vaguely heard him and simply didn't care. Lydia asked him if it was worth repeating, and Stiles, embarrassed, said no and walked away just as Lydia's then-boyfriend Jackson Whittemore walked out of the clinic to leave with her.

In The Tell, Stiles briefly saw Lydia with Jackson outside of 2*C Video Store when he and Sheriff Stilinski came to investigate the recent murder of the video store clerk that Jackson witnessed. However, Lydia was too shaken to interact with Stiles, and Jackson was too intent on leaving the scene to go home for them to spend much time together.

The next day, Stiles, curious to know what Lydia saw when the Alpha fled the scene of his most recent murder at the video store, went to the Martin House to talk to her. Unfortunately for Stiles, Lydia had been given a great deal of anti-anxiety/sedative medications that made her too high to really engage with him. When he asked her what she saw that night, Lydia continued to repeat that she saw a mountain lion, since that was what she was told had run out of the video store. Upon realizing how inebriated Lydia was, Stiles had her try to say a tongue-twister, but she was too high to be able to say it properly. It almost looked as though Lydia wanted to hook up with Stiles, and Stiles seemed willing to do so despite Lydia's intoxicated state until she called him "Jackson," causing Stiles to sigh in defeat and give up. However, when Lydia passed out in his lap, Stiles took a chance and looked through her phone and was shocked to find that she had captured a video of the Alpha running out of the video store and sent it to his own phone before deleting it from hers.

In Lunatic, Stiles, feeling badly for Scott after his break-up with Allison, took him out to the Beacon Hills Preserve with a bottle of Jack Daniels whiskey he stole from his father's liquor cabinet. However, though Stiles got extremely drunk, Scott realized that his werewolf healing prevented him from getting intoxicated whatsoever. Due to Stiles' drunken state, his encouraging pep-talk about Scott and Allison's relationship inevitably turned to Stiles talking about Lydia's strawberry-blonde hair, green eyes, and 5'3" stature.

The next day, when Stiles learned that the impending full moon had heightened Scott's werewolf senses so much that he could smell jealousy, he begged Scott to go ask Lydia if she liked him and use his sense of smell to determine if she did or not. However, Lydia, who had strange unresolved feelings for Scott, started to make out with Scott before they could talk about Stiles, and Scott responded enthusiastically because of the full moon changing his personality. Afterward, Scott lied and told Stiles that Lydia was into him, but after seeing Lydia's perfect pink lip gloss had smeared, he realized that the two had made out and became angry.

Stiles then brought up this make-out session that night after he tricked Scott and handcuffed him to the radiator to prevent him from running loose during the full moon. He acknowledged that the full moon had influenced his behavior but still accused him of being a bad friend before rubbing it in by putting water in a dog bowl labelled "Scott" and laying it on the floor in front of him.

In Formality, after learning that Lydia had made out with Scott, Allison convinced Lydia to go to the winter formal dance with Stiles while she went to the dance with Jackson (who had broken up with Lydia some time earlier) just as friends. However, Lydia did not ask Stiles to the dance on-screen, though Stiles was seen dress-shopping with Allison and Lydia after school that day. While they shopped, Lydia dumped an armful of dresses into Stiles' arms to hold while she continued to browse the store.

That evening, Stiles drove Lydia to the dance, where the two ran into Allison and Jackson in the parking lot of the high school. Jackson was his usual sarcastic and rude self, leading Lydia to become fed up with how he has been treating her. She muttered under her breath that she wasn't going to be like the other neurotic girls who "pull up their skirts at the first flattering remark," but when Stiles overheard her and told her he thought that she looked beautiful, Lydia seemed to really see Stiles for the first time and appeared to relax around him, taking his offered arm and walking into the dance with him.

Despite this slight change of opinion regarding Stiles, she still refused to dance and spent the first part of the night sitting sullenly at the table. When Stiles finally ordered her to get up and dance, Lydia continued to reject him, though she did give him points for his forwardness. It was then that Stiles pointed out that he has had a crush on her since he was in the third grade and that he was probably the only person who knew how smart she really was before adding that one day, she would be accepting the Nobel prize for a mathematical theorum she would create. Lydia, impressed by Stiles' observational skills, corrected him by saying that the Nobel doesn't have prizes for mathematics and that she would instead be winning the Fields Medal before she finally agreed to dance with him, leading Stiles to fist-pump several times in excitement. The two danced together through several songs before Lydia noticed that Jackson was nowhere to be found. Stiles, noticing her concern, didn't fight her as she left to go look for him, but after she had been gone for some time, he went to go looking for her.

In Code Breaker, Stiles saw Lydia being attacked on the lacrosse field by Peter Hale and immediately rushed toward her to try to save her, even offering himself up to be killed in her place. However, Lydia had already been bitten by Peter, who had been revealed to be the Alpha several episodes earlier, and Peter would only agree to leave Lydia as she was if he came with her, forcing Stiles to call Jackson to have him rush her to the hospital while Peter used him to find Scott so they could find Derek together.

At the end of the episode, after Peter had been killed and everything was taken care of, Scott and Stiles returned to the hospital where Lydia had finally pulled through the worst of her injuries. However, when Scott lifted up her bandages, expecting to see her wounds healed in the process of Lydia becoming a werewolf, since she hadn't died from the Bite, he was shocked to see that her bite and scratch wounds were still there, albeit healing at a slow human pace. Confused, they discuss what this could mean for Lydia, since the Bite is meant to either kill or turn a human, and the fact that neither happened to Lydia seemed to indicate that she wasn't turning into a werewolf.

Stiles staying overnight at the hospital outside of Lydia’s room, sleeping on these very uncomfortable looking chairs as moral support. A few moments later we have Stiles getting a little out of hand with the vending machine, leading to it crashing to the floor. We have yet to see Stiles ever get out of hand with Lydia and his feelings for her and I’m almost positive we never do in a serious scenario, other than one that will be coming later this season that has more to do with him being agitated with her not caring about her safety and him being worried about her. But, let’s get back to where we were. Lydia then hears the crashing of the vending machine of course, but returns back to her shower. Though sadly, moments later, we have Lydia now seeing some nasty dirty water, and then being grabbed by a hand sticking out of the water, leading her to scream… Instantaneously, Stiles hears the scream, knowing it’s Lydia. Only to find that she is no where to be seen, we see Stiles looking out the window, us wondering with him how in the hell she managed that. Later in the episode, we have Scott and Stiles sneaking up to the ambulance in which someone had brutally ripped apart the person inside. They heard about it over another one of the sheriff’s calls just like with the liver and assume that it was possibly once again Lydia. Stiles faints of course, shocked to see Lydia safe, thinking he might never get to see her again after everything that’s been going on, and also maybe because he was seeing her naked for the very first time… (Omega)

Scott, Allison, Stiles, Lydia, Jackson, and Erica are all in the same gym class with coach as their teacher. Two people are going at a time on the rock wall and it is now Stiles and Erica’s turn. She begins to start freaking out on the rock wall a ways up and Stiles is at the bottom already having finished. Coach starts to freak out and Allison, Stiles and Lydia are by his side. It is important to note everyones body language in this scene. We have Stiles, Allison and Coach all paying close attention to Erica. Now, this next one is going to get long, and well, get used to it, because since Stiles and Lydia are finally becoming more than acquaintances, they are going to start having some actual conversations! (Ice Pick)

Lydia is in her car crying. She puts on this show to make people think that she is pristine and unaffected by anything, completely fearless, when in reality, she is human and does in fact have feelings. In the middle of the lacrosse game that evening, Stiles is sent to do one of the serious jobs revolving around one of the main issues in the episode, having to do with him going to look for the bestiary in Gerard’s office. He ends up finding Lydia crying in her car and of course goes and tries to talk to her. (Abomination)

Scott, Stiles, and Allison are trying to figure out what happened in Jackson’s past that made him turn into a Kanima instead of a werewolf when he was bit. Stiles realizes that Lydia probably knows so he tries asking her about it. (Restraint)

At Lydia's party, Lydia is less than surprised at Stiles usual tactics of impressing her. And she is hoping for someone less predictable to show up this evening. (Party Guessed)

We have the lacrosse game, with Sheriff Stilinski, Lydia Martin and Melissa McCall. Stiles has the ball, and goes for it. Well, that is, after Lydia helps him out. Yet again, another goal made by Stiles Stilinski. Stiles is kicking ass and Lydia is watching. (Battlefield)

Stiles lays down on his bed to think over everything that happened that night. Then, we have Lydia show up at Stiles bedroom door. (Master Plan)

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  • The "Stydia" relationship has the second-largest group of supporters, also known as "shippers," in the Teen Wolf fandom, after Sterek.