Sinqua Walls as Vernon Boyd -Werewolf-
Vernon Milton Boyd IV, or simply Boyd, was a shy loner at Beacon Hills High School and worked at the Beacon Hills Ice Rink. In the episode “Motel California”, when Boyd is hallucinating, poisoned by wolfsbane, it’s revealed he had a younger sister named Alicia. She and Boyd had gone ice-skating when Boyd was younger, when Alicia suddenly disappeared and was never seen again. Boyd felt terrible guilt over not watching his sister.
In Season 2, he is first seen in episode “Ice Pick”. Boyd becomes the third member of Derek’s pack, completing the basic requirement for an actual werewolf pack. He joined so he wouldn’t have to be the high school loner anymore. For most of the season, he was Derek’s right-hand man and physically the strongest Beta werewolf of the pack. Derek treated Boyd distinctly differently from the way he treated Isaac and Erica. Isaac and Erica were sent in like attack dogs, while Derek held Boyd in reserve, as he was more mature and stronger than them. In “Party Guessed”, he experiences his first full moon as a werewolf; he goes feral and almost gets loose but is subdued by a more successful Isaac. Boyd was close to Erica. They both became frightened of the Argents’ vendetta, especially when the whole Pack had to go on the run and left Derek with her to find another pack at the end of Season 2. The pair are lead into a trap by the Argents using recorded wolf howls. Boyd saves Erica from being shot with an arrow by a vengeful Allison, but she relentlessly fires arrows into him, but Chris Argent shoots her bow away saving Boyd’s life. After a short altercation with and capture by the Argents, Chris rebels against his family and sets them free. He and Erica attempt to flee Beacon Hills, but are trapped by the Alpha pack, leaving their fate uncertain.
In Season 3, it is revealed that Boyd and possibly Erica were alive and had been held captive by the Alpha pack for four months in the abandoned Beacon Hills First National Bank. During this four-month period, he and Erica had a heart-to-heart about them possibly becoming stronger during the lunar eclipse. Erica tried to fight back against the Alphas, but was killed. Boyd and Cora, Derek’s younger sister who was also captured, were refrained from fully transforming during the full moons, by the hecatolite lined in the bank vault keeping the full moon from reaching them. This caused their rage and bloodlust to build up inside for months. He became friends with Cora over this experience. Upon being found by Derek and Scott, both of them lost all control and escaped into the woods to kill whomever they came across. They were later subdued by Derek, with assistance from Scott, Isaac and Chris Argent. Boyd re-joined Derek’s Pack and returned to school still upset over the death of Erica. He participated in the battle against the Alpha pack, taking on Ennis with Cora, but is easily defeated by them. Knowing that Kali would eventually come to kill Derek to “avenge” Ennis’ death, Boyd came up with a plan to weaken Kali using electrified water. The plan failed when the Alphas cut the power to the building. During Derek’s fight with Kali, Boyd is held captive by Kali and she has the twins Ethan and Aiden hold Derek’s claws upward. Kali then kills Boyd by impaling him upon Derek’s claws, causing the latter to absorb Boyd’s powers and see his memory of Erica’s death, which shatters him. Dying, Boyd comforts Derek by telling him to not blame himself and that the sensation of the full moon was worth everything.