Jedidiah "Jed" Tien is the werewolf Alpha of the Salvatore Boarding School pack who first appeared on the fourth episode of the first season of Legacies. He is a former recurring character, having been promoted to main in the third season.
Next to nothing is known about Jed's early history. All that's known is at some point before 2028 he triggered his curse and enrolled in the Salvatore Boarding School for the Young & Gifted, eventually becoming the alpha of the werewolf pack.
Throughout Legacies Series
In Hope is Not the Goal, he goes up to Rafael and Josie and tells Josie to leave. Rafael stands up and starts talking to him. Jed wants Rafael to submit into his pack, but Rafael leaves with Josie.
Later, he and his pack ambush Rafael in the hallway. Jed explains that it's simple to submit, all he has to do is tell them who he killed since he's recently triggered his curse. Rafael attempts to flee, but they have the upper hand and begin beating him up to make him submit but are stopped when Josie shows up to help him by casting a pain infliction spell. They eventually disperse and Jed gives Rafael another good kick to the stomach before following his buddies.
Later that night, he and the other wolves are playing basketball. They lose the ball and it makes it way over to Rafael, who returns it. Taking advice from Josie, Rafael reveals what triggered his curse. Jed tells him to kneel down but reveals to be joking and Rafael joins them in the game.
In Malivore, before the Honor council elections, he refused to support Rafael in voting for Landon to stay at the school. Later Rafael challenges him for the Alpha position in the Salvatore Boarding School pack and loses to him. In a fit of rage over losing his position, Jed later beats Landon up, blaming him for all that's happened. According to Emma, afterwards Jed ran away and she went to search for him.
In There's a World Where Your Dreams Came True, Lizzie Saltzman makes a wish to Ablah that Hope Mikaelson never came to the Salvatore boarding school. In the new wish reality, Jed comes to the boarding school, which is struggling financially due to lacking Hope's father's startup donation, as a potential recruit for the school. Lizzie and Josie show Jed around and introduce him to his alpha, Luis.
When Lizzie makes another wish, that the Salvatore Boarding School had never been started, Jed is instead recruited as a student at the Mikaelson Boarding School. He, Kaleb, Pedro and Hope respond to Lizzie exposing magic at Mystic Falls High School and is instructed to form a perimeter.
Again, Lizzie makes another wish with Ablah, resulting in a wish reality where Hope Mikaelson is never born. This new reality is apocalyptic, where supernaturals are exposed by Klaus Mikaelson and Triad Industries relentlessly hunt them. Lizzie promises to take him to the resistance who would smuggle him down to Mexico for safety. This reality, however, is wished away by Lizzie when she wishes that Ablah never encounters the monster that sent her to Malivore. The resulting wish essentially 'resets' reality, leaving Jed's fate unknown.
In I'll Tell You a Story, with Rafael still suffering from the lunar psychosis, Jed wonders if he's doing okay. He's been in gym class for an hour, affected by his unstable emotions which heavily distract him throughout the session - in the process, Rafael is almost hit with a ball. Before Jed could say anything else, Rafael snaps at him and takes the ball from his hands.
Later, Jed steps in between a confrontation between Rafael and another vampire student, both gearing up for a fight - Rafael's eye's glowing yellow and the vampire's eye's turning red and veiny. Roman Sienna steps in as well and quells the vampires, and Jed calms down Rafael and the other werewolves.
That night, Jed comes to Rafael. He tells him that he needs to find some help. Rafael scoffs at his sentiment and tells him not to pretend to care about him. Jed doesn't but he does care about the pack and they follow their alpha. Jed continues, that having an alpha who can't control himself means the pack gets hurt. Despite his own shortcomings as a leader, the pack is everything and if he cared about them, then he shouldn't let his pride get in the way.
In There's Always a Loophole, Jed agrees to help Hope find Landon and joins Kaleb, Josie and Lizzie. Despite is previous differences with Rafael, Jed tells him he's their Alpha and views Landon as part of the pack - he's willing to help. As they load up, they're stopped by Triad Industries and quickly discover they don't have magic to defend themselves. They're forced to let them inside the school.
Once inside, Triad instructs the students that they're looking for an artifact known as the Chalice of Arimathea. and believe that the school has it in its collection. They instruct the students to find it and then they'll leave. In the meantime, Jed and Kaleb work with MG to devise a plan to take back the school once they have their magic back. MG wonders if he remembers his opening move from last year's Wickery game, to which he does. MG instructs him and Kaleb to spread the word and wait for his signal.With magic restored, Jed follows MG's plan and begins the assault on the Triad guards. Kaleb tosses him a metal pot and slides across a table and kicks a guard to the floor and bashes the pot on another guard. He tosses the pot to another student and continues to attack guards until he's restrained. Pedro however zip-ties the guards feet catching him off balance allowing Jed to escape. He gives Pedro a high five for the assistance and Kaleb carries the young student off to safety.
In This Year Will Be Different, he tells the other students to let Landon through as he was the one to defeat Malivore. He listens to the new headmaster, Vardemus, as he makes his speech to the students. Later, he attends class with Landon and Josie, and mentions how the new headmaster hasn't tried to kill them, to which Josie tries to stand up for her dad, but keeps quiet. He then looks when a witch runs out of the classroom after she is inflicted with a spell by Josie.
In Screw Endgame, he helps Rafael with moving the equipment for the DJ. He later attends the decade dance with the rest of the students.
In I Couldn't Have Done This Without You, he is in the gymnasium with the other werewolves getting ready to play a game of dodgeball when Landon and Sebastian walk in. He asks about Raf and starts the game with the others. After Sebastian gets hit by the ball, Jed shows a friendly attitude towards him. At lunch, he and the other werewolves face off against the witches and vampires when Alyssa Chang purposefully cuts her hand. He leads the werewolves out so no other problem can ensue.
In This is Why We Don't Entrust Plans to Muppet Babies, he is seen making out with Alyssa on Hope's bed until she walks in. He quickly gets up and apologizes to Hope. Later, after the Qareen has spread more discourse among the others, he and Kaleb argue, getting ready for a fight with each other.
In What Cupid Problem?, he attends a Super Squad meeting with Landon, Wade, Druscilla and Pedro about the Cupid problem. He agrees with what Landon says, but decides to go off and find the girl he wants to express his feelings for. This girl is revealed to be Emma, and he interrupts her and Dorian's wedding at the city hall. He tells her she is the only one who understands him and welcoming her into the pack, he and Dorian get into a fight over her.
In You Can't Save Them All, he is teamed up Kaleb and MG to find the magical equipment that was stolen. He tries to get MG to get the magical moth working so they can get the arsenal back quicker, but Kaleb tells him to stop giving orders. They are is some obvious tension, with MG thinking it's the vampire-werewolf faction issue. He grabs the moth from MG, shakes it and gets it to work, and the three walk.
As the three continue walking, the blue light emitting from the moth goes out. Kaleb and Jed began arguing, until MG steps in, thinking it's the faction thing. Kaleb reveals to him it's about Alyssa, and the two begin arguing again until MG points out the zombie jogger, with the blue light from the moth coming on again. They follow the zombie and Kaleb knocks him down, while Jed grabs a piece of wood and stabs him through the head, effectively killing him and grabbing the other moth hanging around the zombie's neck. He and Kaleb begin arguing again while MG hears something and goes into the abandoned trailer.
In Life Was So Much Easier When I Only Cared About Myself, Jed is visibly upset at the death of Alyssa Chang at Josie's hands, and brings her lifeless body into Alaric's office.In Facing Darkness is Kinda My Thing, Jed helps Kaleb film memorial videos for Lizzie's "funeral". He and Kaleb find that not many people have happy memories of Lizzie, therefore the two must create their own video, albeit this is difficult as they too do not have fond memories of Lizzie. They later sing at Lizzie's funeral but are interrupted by MG when he realizes the two are a laughing stock.
In There's No I In Team, or Whatever, Hope brings together him, Kaleb, MG, Josie and Wade and explains that Cleo shared a memory with her. She explains that if they can find a way to replicate the transfusion spell, then they can transfer Malivore out of Landon. Since MG pointed out that Malivore was trying to splinter them, she's adapting and open to collaboration. The team agrees to the plan and Jed questions if Cleo inspired any blueprints for the spell. That, however, is something they'll have to figure out.
Later, he and Wade have found the transfusion braid in a reference book and attempted to replicate the braid using shoe strings. The book recommended to use lion's hair, but promises to make it happen and get what they need. While they're doing that, Hope has already figured out who they'll transfer Malivore into.
Preparations are nearly complete as everyone is working on various parts of the ritual. Jed and Wade have finalized the transfusion braid, made from Lion's hair, thanks to the Grove Hill zoo. Ryan Clarke has even appeared, ready for the transfer.
Back in the great hall, Hope performs the transfusion ritual. Wade attempts to keep Malivore, rather Landon, pain free with fairy dust, while Josie warns that she needs to go faster. Hope hesitates, fearing permanent damage to Landon. Jed watches over Ryan, who struggles with the transfer, unable to help. The spell fails and they're expelled from the therapy box. Alaric and Ryan immediately realize they've failed again, adding to the other ten failed simulations. Hope demands to run it again, but Josie counters that they're doing something wrong.
Hope decides to hand over the spell to Josie. Ready to start, Jed and Wade lay Malivore on the table while Josie lights the black candle. Malivore is under a sleeping spell, within a binding circle. Ryan continues to worry, but eventually agrees and wraps the transfusion braid on his wrist. Hope hands off the braid to Josie and she begins the spell.
As the spell is completed, Ryan wakes, though he's still himself by all appearances. So is Malivore, but he reveals something has in fact happened. Malivore whips the transfusion braid, knocking over the black candle and Ryan begins to lose control of his faculties. As he runs away, Jed attempts to intervene and block his path, but he throws Jed into the adjacent wall. The force of Ryan's attack knocks him unconscious.
In We All Knew This Day Was Coming, Jed, Finch, and the werewolves prepare for grid searching the woods for Malivore and Ethan. Jed meets with Finch as they're about to head back out. He explains that they'll have to split the pack and she can lead half to the the Falls.
In See You On The Other Side, somewhere in Mystic Falls, he and Wade follow Kaleb and Ethan, controlled by Malivore. They're going from house to house enthralling townies with black goo. Jed reports back to Alaric, Lizzie, and MG. They need to save the townies and find a way to bring back Landon and Cleo. Alaric is aware of Malivore's plan. He's trying to split them up and fight on multiple fronts. However, that's exactly the plan; he knows what each of them are capable of doing. Alaric will go to the abandoned train station, alone, and face the townies to rescue Hope. He leaves the other two fronts for MG to lead. Lizzie and MG will see if they can free Ethan and Kaleb, and Josie and Jed will find a way to rescue Cleo and Landon.
Later, Jed brings Josie the banshee candle as Wade has a bucket of salt. Josie needs all of them to be her last line of defense. She asks him and Wade to clear out the school and not to let anyone come in or out of her room. No matter what. They accept and clear out.
After her first attempt fails, Josie has Jed and Wade bring her items representing Cleo and Landon. Jed brings Josie Cleo's sketch pad they found in the art room; it has a drawing of her grandmother. Wade wonders if she had any luck with summoning Landon, but she hasn't. She doesn't believe she has the power to do so without going to the darkside. Finch suggests that she can siphon from them. Wade and Jed agree and they all step inside the circle. Josie begins to siphon and casts the spell again. Finch believes in her.
Josie completes the spell. He, Jed, and Finch sit around her, surprised. She questions if it worked and he motions to her side. Cleo has been pulled from Malivore. They're all happy to see her and Josie is surprised she did it. They all embrace in a hug until Wade asks Cleo asks about Landon. Cleo gives them all a disappointed look.
In I Thought You'd Be Happier To See Me, learning that Alaric is in a coma in the hospital, he joins Ethan and Finch in their candlelight vigil for Lizzie and Josie in support of Alaric. Jed plays his guitar as Finch embraces Josie in a hug and kiss. Kaleb and Cleo arrive in time for Wade to light them a candle. Lizzie embraces Ethan in a hug, then MG before bringing them all together. Kaleb confronts Lizzie and appears to reconcile their differences.
In You're A Long Way From Home, Hope walks down a deserted street in New Orleans, but comes to a stop. Hope quickly notices Cleo, who claims to only want to talk. She, however, is merely a poor distraction while the others get into position, which doesn't go unnoticed. With their cover blown, he, Josie, MG, Kaleb, and Ethan step out and they all confront Hope. Hope questions if her warning was too subtle, though they're here to help. Calling Kaleb a traitor, MG tries to rally them, to not let her get into their heads. Cleo tries to reach out to her, but Hope makes the first move. Using her magic, she blasts them outward. Kaleb recovers first, but Hope uses her vampire speed to throw him back into a wooden table, staking him in the process. Taking the stake, she throws it at MG, killing him, too. Cleo, now back on her feet, tries to use her magic to subdue her, but Hope is quicker and immobilizes her first. Jed rushes Hope, trying to overpower her with physical attacks, though she's stronger and manages to rip his heart out.
Cleo wakes up on the gym floor of the Salvatore Boarding School in a screaming panic. Their simulation in the Therapy Box has failed, again. The bell rings and they depart for class.
They sit in Ms. Featherwood's class as she calls roll. MG, Jed, Kaleb, and Wade sit in the back and continue to discuss their failed simulations. Jed prefers to die by decapitation as opposed to his heart being ripped out. Wade understands. In one of the simulations, Hope stabbed him in the eye, though it's a fake pain that stays with him. Ms. Featherwood scolds them for chit chatting during her class and continues to call roll, though they quickly return to talking, albeit a bit more hushed. MG wants to try another simulation; he just doesn't know why they keep failing. They're obviously missing something, though Kaleb has already figured that out. They're missing a leader because they were so used to relying on Hope, they never had a plan B. Their simulations are just a taste of what Hope will actually do to them if she returns and they're unprepared. Ethan asks if she'd actually kill them, though, startling them all. He's invisible, still having trouble controlling his powers. Kaleb, using Ethan as an example, believes they need to get back to training and enough with the simulations.
He, Kaleb, MG, Ethan, Wade, and Josie organize a training session to hone their abilities. MG and Josie take point and watch as the other boys get into position. Jed wants to follow MG's instructions, citing that Kaleb should create diversion against the fake Hope. Kaleb however, doesn't want to leave the take down to the B-team and moves in first, disregarding Jed. MG has Josie begin the trial and she casts a spell to create mini bursts of lightning. Wade is struck first and MG tells him he's dead and to walk it off. Jed wants Kaleb to vamp them past the lightning, but Kaleb ignores him, going on his own. Jed is struck next, and MG tells him he's dead too. Kaleb continues to fake Hope, dodges one trap only to be fake-staked with another trap. MG tells him he's dead, but Kaleb doesn't accept MG's ruling. While they argue, Jed encourages Ethan to teleport behind fake Hope. Still having trouble with his powers, Ethan barrels into Kaleb, knocking them both to the ground. Jed sticks up for Ethan, at least he's trying to use them. Jed continues to push Kaleb until his anger gets the best of him and he breathes out a fireball, narrowly missing Jed and Ethan. Kaleb runs off the field and Josie suggests they take five weeks. Cleo barges on the field and tells MG and Josie that they may have a Lizzie problem on their hands.
At the hospital, Jed and Ethan accompany MG and Josie. They are to stand watch as they'll check the ICU.
Kaleb cleans up Alaric's office and Jed brings him good news. They got to Lizzie in time and Kaleb admits that MG was a good choice as a leader. Jed apologizes for what he said and Kaleb apologizes for the fireball. He admits there's things he has to work out on his own. Jed is sure that he'll get his new powers under control. The phone rings and, unbeknownst to him it's Ryan calling, Kaleb answers.Jed questions the call, but Kaleb brushes him off; it was a wrong number. He thanks Jed for the training offer, but decides to train alone.
Jed is confident and arrogant due to being the Alpha of the school pack. He has a temper, which is common among werewolves and wants new members to submit to him. He seems to be a little rude towards other students that are not werewolves, such as Josie. He can, however, joke towards a new packmate with a serious look on his face. He is also a violent bully. He assaulted Rafael for previously refusing to submit to him and later Landon, blaming him for his misfortune after Rafael took his alpha status. He is also lazy as he made his werewolf subordinates read his books instead of him.
However, he had been shown what made him such a bad alpha and changed it ways. He started to look after Rafael and even went as far as helping the Super Squad find Landon. After Rafael turned into a werewolf for a while, he resumed his position as Alpha and became a better one, celebrating the fact that Landon destroyed Malivore, even though it was Hope, but they had no memory of her after throwing herself in the pit.
As the year progressed, Jed has matured and became someone that the Super Squad can trust and their friends.
He has short, black hair and dark brown eyes. He wears a striped blue and navy blue shirt with the boarding school symbol on the left breast side. He also has tall stature and an athletic build.
Powers and Abilities
Jed possesses all the standard powers and abilities of a non-Evolved werewolf.
Jed has the typical weaknesses of a non-Evolved werewolf.
- Jed and the Salvatore School Werewolf Pack (Allies/Some are friends/Former Alpha)
- Jed and Rafael (Subordinate-Leader/Ex-Friends/Classmates/Enemies)
- Jed and Alyssa (Classmates/Friends with benefits)
- Jed is a masculine given name or nickname. It is usually a short form of Jedidiah. Jedediah is a Hebrew given name that means "beloved of the Lord" or "friend of God".
- He is the first werewolf to be seen wanting a new member to submit before taking them into their own pack.
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