Can you imagine Teen Wolf with the women being in the majority?
This character is interchangeable. Good guy that can also be a good girl. Not endlessly popular, nor bullied. Just there.
There would be some changes, of course. Less people would know her name, because the only real connection is with Stiles: to everyone else she’s just ‘That one’. Not showing her smarts often enough to be called Prof, not an athletic super power to become ‘Almost One Of The Guys’ on the field.
Scott (Susan? Sam-Samantha?) after the bite is like the After on a make over show. Even when she tries to keep the Never Mind Me persona upright, things change. And most of those things hurt more than the worst PMS attack ever.
An ADHD speedy nervous guy can be funny (or made fun of). Look at the girl version and more people would get faster annoyed (especially if her “wild, uncontrolled” side doesn’t make her put out). Gesine (“Thanks dad, thanks mom) made the best name change since Prince TAFKAP Prince, which gives her some credit. But still: this duo is Annoying Buzzing Thing and Silent Sidekick, not the crop of the high school cream.
Alpha Esther would be called two things if she’d still be in high school: ‘Sociopath’ and ‘Pretty, if only she smiled’. Being thrown into adult- and alphahood threw her of her balance and she’s still adjusting, hiding behind violence and snappy remarks. Letting her instincts (HER pack) overrule her brain is another thing she needs to correct.
Orphan Isa is the angry Goth girl without the fitting make up. Guys tried with her because she’s hot in the ‘I’ll tear you apart’ way, but she can’t stand being touched or more importantly, have any feeling towards her that isn’t anger or disdain.
Vivienne is invisible (yes, there have been jokes about black people in the dark). If someone would ever be interested, they’d discover how loyal she is.
Some might think that a male Lydia would be Jackson. Quite rude, in Lydia’s case. A male Lydia (Lloyd? Luke?) would be the ‘Everyone Likes Him, No-one Loves Him’ type. Too impressive, too cold, too hard to satisfy. Not hot in the ‘Oh you pretty!’ way but smouldering gorgeous.
Alan (ha, of course) is a cool guy. Mysterious, but not in a try hard way. He’s like Bourne without all the random violence. Mysterious as well is his friendship with Lloyd/Luke, because everyone knows that guy is joyless.
Eric (so much easier) is before the bite the boy you wipe the hall floors with. After he’s the slightly scary one that looks at your neck like he’s pondering to rip our a vein. And he takes joy in your fear.
Cole is a wild animal. He knows enough to pretend to be shocked when he lets his instincts rule once again, but really prefers the wolf life over his miserable human one. It’s easier and when you have pack (even if it’s just your soft-headed sister and here under-age mock-pack wolves.