3nd October, 1981
32 years old
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|“||There is no way in hell am I going to take orders from Zac Efron over there. I came here to fight hunters, not kiss some pretty boy's ass just because he thinks he's in charge.||”|
— Derek questioning Nathan's authrouty
Derek Matthews is a member of the Dark Coven "2.0", and a high-profile practitioner of dark magic, arguably the most infamous living dark witch amongst the magical community for his "experimentation" with some of the darkest forms of magic known to man. He is the eldest son of Janet and Harry Matthews, and the elder brother of Philip Matthews, he was also the father of Iris Matthews.
In the first two books Derek is mentioned as Nathan Gilmour is compared to him by the occasional solitary. Derek despises this comparison, as Nathan is not as proficient in dark magic and Derek considers him to be a weak leader.
Derek is first introduced in book three, wherein he is recruited into the coven by Thea Andrews