This is another reason why Malia is such a stupid ass character. In order for Malia to even remotely work, she has to be attached to Stiles. Stiles is basically just a stepping stool so that Jeff and his team can act like Malia is this amazing character, when really, she’s not. Malia’s character just feeds on Stiles’ personality and purpose.
Stiles is an amazing detective who always figures things out before everybody else. And suddenly, this girl who was lost in the woods for 9 years is this stellar detective? Bullshit.
Part of the reason for this is so that Jeff can claim that Malia is a strong and smart female character, who would do fine without the help of a male character. However, as canon proves, Malia wouldn’t even exist without Stiles’ existence. It’s the whole, “look at all the strong female characters I have in this show” from Jeff Davis, himself.
Another reason they’re dumbing Stiles down, is so that the relationship will be more appealing (even though it’s vomit inducing on sight, regardless what they’re doing).
People think it’s cute when couples work together as a duo, however, if Jeff hadn’t changed Stiles’ character into being a brainless moron to make Malia look good, Stiles would be the one figuring everything out (like usual) and Malia would be in 4th grade trying to figure out basic math.