Stiles Stilinski/Jackson Whittemore

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Pairing: Stiles Stilinski/Jackson Whittemore
Alternative name(s): Stackson
Gender category: m/M
Fandom: Teen Wolf
Canonical?: No
Prevalence: Rare
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Stiles Stilinski/Jackson Whittemore or Stackson is the relationship between Stiles Stilinski and Jackson Whittemore on the television show Teen Wolf. This ship is considered a rare pair because it doesn't come up too often in fan fictions or fan art.

Canon

Jackson and Stiles are long time enemies. Jackson is the popular, rich kid at school and a bully to the "losers" of the school, which include Stiles and his best friend Scott McCall. On the surface, at the very beginning of the show, Jackson has everything that Stiles wants: first line on the lacrosse team, Lydia Martin as a girlfriend, and enough money and popularity to do basically whatever he wants. All through the first and second season, Stiles and Jackson butt heads a lot, especially after supernatural elements begin to leak into every day life. At one point, Stiles ends up punching Jackson.

Once the supernatural is introduced to the situation, Jackson wants to become a werewolf and begs Derek Hale for the bite to change him. Derek gives Jackson the bite, but ends up as a kanima instead of a werewolf. Out of control, Jackson ends up killing people. Derek and his pack want to kill Jackson to save the town, but at the end of season 2, Stiles helps save Jackson by bringing Lydia at the last minute for true love to break the curse of the kanima and transforming Jackson into a werewolf like he was supposed to be originally.

At the beginning of season 3, the audience finds out the Jackson's parents sent him to live in London, and he hasn't been in the show since.

Fandom

As mentioned before, Stackson is considered a rare pair.[1] However, this doesn't stop people from shipping Stiles and Jackson with a passion. Some fans like the hateful relationship that Stiles and Jackson have in canon. Some people like that the two hate each other but are still attracted to one another for some reason.

On the other hand, some fans enjoy Stackson for an entirely different reason. Paytonsawyer on Tumblr explains the appeal in his/her own words:
i could go on for years and years but my absolute favorite thing about them [Stiles and Jackson] is probably how similar they are and how well they understand each other because of that, even though they would probably rather die than admit they relate to one another. like yes, scott is stiles’ best friend in the entire world, but he could never talk to him about how sometimes he feels like the darkness from the nogitsune never left him, or like he was never so different from it anyway, because he’s always been a shitty shell of a person. and jackson certainly wouldn’t be caught dead telling danny that it’s been two years and he still wakes up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat from nightmares about all the people that are gone because of him, or that there are days he can’t even get out of bed because he’s so full of guilt and self-hatred to go anywhere or do anything. when they talk to each other, though, on the phone with way too many miles between them, it’s so easy to say all these things they would never tell another soul.[2]

Fan Works

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References

  1. As of 21 August 2017, there are 1140 works on AO3 out of 86910 works total in the Teen Wolf fandom. Stackson has also feature in a fan fiction exchange called the Rare Pair Exchange on Tumblr/AO3
  2. From paytonsawyer's Tumblr page