Female characters are often perceived as being one of two extremes: total badass, or total damsel. If you’re fearless and able to kick everyone’s ass, that’s awesome. But if you’re not like that, then you must be pathetic. I always found it pretty weird that some people saw Pepper Potts as somehow “weak”, just because she wasn’t Lara Croft, and I feel like Ms Black may fall into the same category. I liked the fact that she was clearly shit-scared to be down in that basement, because that was a completely realistic reaction to the situation. Much like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Teen Wolf strikes a good balance between “tough” characters (ie, werewolves; people like Allison who have actually had training), and people for whom it makes perfect sense to be scared when a fanged hellbeast is coming at you in an enclosed space. — Teen Wolf: “Fireflies”.