June 4 (at least 300+ years old.)
London, England (formerly)
Mason Greyback is the son of Linda and Grant Greyback and has always been pressured by his parents to date only werewolves. ("Alex Meets The Parents") Mason is a purebred werewolf, unlike one of Justin's ex-girlfriends Isabella, who is apparently a mutt. ("Wizards vs. Werewolves") Mason is shown to be a great artist, just like his love interest, Alex. ("Alex Charms a Boy")
When Mason was living in London, he dated Justin Russo's girlfriend, Juliet van Heusen. Mason and Juliet were apparently in love, but somehow lost contact and haven't spoken in over three hundred years. ("Wizards vs. Werewolves")
Mason is first mentioned by the Harper from the future when she asks Alex if Mason broke up with her yet. This foreshadows future events when Alex and Mason have a continuous on and off relationship during seasons three and four. Harper most likely thought that the time period was in between the time Mason was transformed into a wolf. ("Future Harper")Jerry convince Alex to take the spell off Mason if she really loves him. Alex does so and they passionately kiss in the rain. ("Alex Charms a Boy")
Two months later, Alex and Mason are still dating, but Mason always quickly leaves the Sub Shop at night, which makes Alex think he has another girlfriend. Alex and Harper follow Mason one night and learn he's a werewolf. Alex reveals that she's a wizard, they hug, and they are both happy. Alex reveals Mason's secret to her family, but Justin is still depressed over loosing Juliet. Mason reveals to Justin that he can track her down if he can smell her scent. Mason, Alex, Justin, and Max track Juliet back to a castle in Transylvania where they kill the mummy and free Juliet. Mason and Juliet realized that they used to date, Mason accidentally tells Juliet that he never stopped loving her. Alex is heartbroken and breaks up with him. Juliet chooses to be with Justin and the two wizards and vampire flash out. Max tries to stay friends with Mason, but Alex and Justin flash him out as well. Mason shows up at the Sub Station later on and begs Alex for forgiveness, as werewolves are loyal and impulsive and he doesn't really love Juliet. Alex agrees to go back to Transylvania with Mason so he can find the true love necklace and prove he loves her. Justin, Juliet, and Max follow Alex and Mason back to Transylvania. While Alex searches for the necklace, Mason gets into a fight with Justin, until Juliet buds in and a fight leads between the werewolf and the vampire. Mason scratches Juliet which makes her wings disappear. Juliet retaliates and bites Mason which turns him into a wolf. Alex finds the necklace and puts it on Mason, proving he loves her. Mason reveals to Alex that they can't be together now because when a vampire bites a werewolf, the werewolf turns into a wolf forever. Juliet reveals to Justin that when a werewolf scratches a vampire, the vampire loose their vampire powers forever. Mason and Juliet are forced to break up with Alex and Justin. Alex and Justin watch as Mason turns into a wolf and Juliet turns into an old woman. Mason and Juliet both leave for the Transylvania woods, leaving Alex and Justin heartbroken. ("Wizards vs. Werewolves")
After a long line of absences, Mason finally returns when Alex see's a wolf on TV that paints portraits of a mysterious girl. Alex realizes that the mysterious wolf is Mason, and she, Justin, and Max track him down to a trailer with country wizards living in it. The country wizards use magic hillbilly instruments and turn Mason back into his human form. Alex is excited that she can reunite with her true love until the country wizards transform Mason back into a wolf. Alex makes a deal with the country wizards to give her Mason, in exchange for their portal. Justin and Max are against this, but Alex ignores them. The country wizards and Mason go back to the Russo's lair where Alex tricks the country wizards into a fake portal where they're lost somewhere in another demention. The wizards take their deal back and make Mason a wolf again, but Justin uses a wand app to translate what Mason is trying to tell them. Mason reveals that if they place the magic instruments, they can make Mason a human/werewolf again. The Russo's play the instruments, but when they forget one, they only make Mason into his half human/half werewolf form. Alex and Mason get back together, but Alex tries to not be seen in public with Mason because of his look. Alex reluctantly takes Mason to Zeke's party where everyone stares at them. Mason leaves the party when he learns that Alex finds him embarrassing. Alex makes up with him and they have a spot light dance. Justin finds the final piece to the magic instruments, the mouth harp, Justin plays it and turns Mason back into his original self. ("Wizards Unleashed")
With Alex and Mason back together, Harper and Zeke plan a double date for them. Zeke takes Mason out to get some cologne since he smells like a dog (Zeke is unaware of Mason being a werewolf). After Mason and Zeke leave the Sub shop, a secret government agency captures the Russo's. Later on, Mason returns to the Sub Shop where Harper tells him what happened. Mason decides to tell Professor Crumbs so he can fix everything. Later on, the government agency captures Mason, Professor Crumbs, Chancelor Tootietootie, and rest of the wizard world residents. Professor Crumbs gives Alex a coodie catcher to make four duplicates of her family. The original Russo's, Mason, and Chancelor Tootietootie escape from the government facility and are forced to walk home since the magic is shut off. ("Wizards Exposed")
After days of walking home, the Russo's and Mason finally get back to the Sub Station which Harper has boarded up. Mason tries to cheer up Alex when she's worried about all the other wizards that are trapped in the government facility. Alex has Mason eat all the meat for the Sub Station so she has an excuse to send her parents out of the house. Alex and Mason have a group of TV reporters come to Waverly Place where they reveal wizardry, and Mason reveals he's a werewolf. All of a sudden, the news reporters disappear, and Professor Crumbs appears. The entire government facility was all just a spell created by Professor Crumbs, and Alex and Mason just attempted to expose wizardry. Professor Crumbs has Alex, Justin, and Mason on trial, and Alex and Justin are demoted back to level one in the wizard competition. ("Alex Tells the World")
Since Alex has been demoted back to level one in the wizard competion, Alex drops out so she can put all of her time into her relationship with Mason. Mason and Alex are enjoying their new free time with one another until Chancelor Tootietootie flashes in on them and reveals that if Alex isn't going to be in the wizard competion, and she's going to be a mortal, then they have to break up. Alex and Mason are both heartbroken, so they plan to change Chancelor Tootietootie's mind. Alex, Mason, Harper, and the other Russo's are invited to a yacht party, so Alex and Mason invite Chancelor Tootietootie so he can see how good of a couple Alex and Mason are. Chancelor Tootietootie agrees to change the rule so Alex and Mason can be together, but he changes it back after Alex gets revenge on Lisa Cucuy by making Mason transform into a werewolf and chase her off the boat. Alex and Mason ultimetely break up, but agree to stay friends since there is no law against that. ("Alex Gives Up")
Alex and Mason are having trouble just being friends, they even have Harper sit inbetween them at the movies. Alex and Mason both deny that they're having trouble just being friends, however, when Alex's ex-boyfriend, Dean Moriarty returns, Mason's jealousy gets the best of him. After Alex and Dean play a game of Ski Ball, Dean goes back into the Sub Station where Mason lashes out and eats him. Alex, Harper, and Mason go to get help from Justin, and he says that they'll have to go inside Mason to get Dean out. Alex, Justin, and Max shrink down and have Mason swallow them so they can rescue Dean. After the Russo's rescue Dean, and he wakes up, he asks Alex to get back together. Alex rejects his saying that she has a boyfriend- Mason. Dean agrees to back off, and Alex and Mason get back together because Alex decides to get back into the wizard competition. ("Journey to the Center of Mason")
Alex finally decides that she wants to meet Mason's parents since they've been dating for a while now. Mason is against this, but Alex makes him agree. Mason hires fake parents, Bill and Molly from the craft store, but Alex soon learns Mason is lying. Mason agrees to take Alex to his parents cave for the Autumn Moon Feast. Mason has Alex and Harper transform themselves into werewolves as Mason's parents aren't very excepting of him dating non-werewolves. Alex destroys the entire feast, but Mason's parents think she is a unique werewolf. Alex finally transforms herself back into a wizard, and Mason's entire family is shocked. Linda and Grant tell Mason that they're excepting of Alex, but they will have to eat her since she destroyed all their food. Alex and Mason run out of the cave before the werewolves can. Alex decides since Mason's real parents tried to eat her, she'll get to know his fake parents, Bill and Molly. ("Alex Meets The Parents")
Mason starts acting very suspicious around Alex, and he even skips out on plans they've made. Alex wins tickets to a beast bowl where the host, Chase Riprock flirts with Alex. Mason bails on plans to go to the beast bowl with Alex, and she takes comfort in Chase. Harper finds Mason at Tribeca Prep where she reveals Chase is trying to steal his girlfriend. Harper asks why Mason has been ignoring Alex, and he reveals that he has been working on an art sculpture of the two of them for their anniversary. Harper thinks it's really romantic, but he needs to get it to her quick. Mason shows up at the beast bowl where Alex and the beast are in a fight. Mason goes to save Alex, but the beast knocks him out. Chase saves Alex, but she is more grateful to Mason. Mason gives Alex their anniversary gift, and she loves it. ("Beast Tamer")
Alex wins Wizard of the Year and Alex and Mason plan to go to the Awards Ceremony together as a couple. However, when Mason isn't with Alex, Chase comes to the lair and flirts with Alex. The wizard paparazzi barges in and makes it look like Alex and Chase are secretly dating. Mason sees this, gets jealous, and accuses Alex of cheating on him. Alex tells him to stop but he doesn't and stroms out of the lair. Alex tries calling Mason several times but he stands her up. At the ceremony, Mason arrives late, then sees Chase sitting next to Alex. Mason turns into a werewolf and he and Chase fight and wreck everything. Alex is pressured by Chase and Mason who she wants to be with, and she chooses neither. She tells Mason that she loves him but she can't be with someone who doesn't trust her. She tells Chase that she can't date him after just breaking up with Mason. (Wizard of the Year)
Alex moves out of her parents' house to live in an apartment shared with Harper. She then discovers that she lives in the same apartment as Mason. She throws a welcoming party and tries to avoid Mason, but he won't leave her alone. He tells her that he will do anything to win her back and that he isn't giving up on them this easily. (Wizards of Apartment 13B)
Mason keeps trying to get Alex back but she tells him that he should move on because she doesn't want a boyfriend right now. He then takes Alex's other roomate, Lucy, on a date to make Alex jealous. Alex then gets stuck in the Bermuda Triangle and he goes to save her. They smile at each other, implying that Alex may still have feelings for Mason. (Ghost Roommate)
Mason is still trying to get Alex back but she continues to ignore him. Mr. Larritate, who is living in their apartment building, turns into a zombie. They turn him back into a zombie and are forced to square dance together to catch Mr. Larritate. When they are alone in the sub station, Alex kisses Mason and Mason suggests that they just be friends. However, they get back together after Alex realizes that they are too good together to stay broken up. (Get Along, Little Zombie)
Gorog returns are Mason is taken with Gorog and is seperated from Alex. He declares that if Alex is trapped, so is he. They are then reunited, but Mason is under Gorog's evil spell. Mason convinces Alex to join the dark side and she joins because she loves Mason. Alex, Max, and Justin then destroy Gorog and Mason is released from the spell. Mason calls Alex his "hero." (Wizards vs. Everything)
Mason and Alex are forced to breakup when Alex "loses" the final Wizard Competition. However, Justin admits that Alex ran back to help him during the competion, making her the real winner. She and Mason get back together. (Who Will Be The Family Wizard)
Justin's friend, Dominic flirts with Alex in front of Mason and Mason gets extremely jealous. Alex promises Mason that nothing will ever happen between her and Dominic. Mason then realizes that now their relationship is between them and her wand, making him angry and he leaves her to think. Alex then casts a spell to make two of her; a good Alex and a bad Alex. Dominic, who is revealed to be bad, and Evil Alex hug and Mason thinks Alex is cheating on him. Evil Alex then traps him in her bracelet but Good Alex finds him and releases him. Alex is then put in prison but Mason breaks her free and saves her. Out of jealousy, Mason pushes Dominic off the Leaning Tower of Piza. Alex and Mason hug and walk off after Alex is not convicted guilty. (The Wizards Return: Alex vs. Alex)
It is inferred that Alex and Mason start a family together in the future.
Mason is described as "Charming" in Wizards Unleashed, and in some episodes he is fairly relaxed. He shows mood changes, as shown in Beast Tamer when he gets suddenly angry when his sculpture doesn't fit through the door. Like most werewolves, he is loyal, impulsive and easily angered. He is extreamly polite, in Wizard of the Year he apologises to Harper for stepping in her salad, even in full wolf form.
Mason comes from a wealthy family, as revealed in the aforementioned episode, since he stated that their house in Manhattan cost a fortune.
Following losing Alex, he became almost desperate to get her back, trying several times to convince her to.
AbilitiesIn his first appearance, Mason showed that he could be quite a good artist. He was able to paint and draw rather realistic and detailed pictures.
In werewolf form Mason posses the traditional powers other werewolves have, such as:
- Enhanced Sense of Smell: He was able to track scents thousands of miles away (i.e. Juliet, perfumes, sausage, turkeys, his favorite meat, and his bone.)
- Transformation: Unlike the legends in Wizards of Waverly Place, not all werewolves transform during every full moon. However as a purebred, first, his behavior would change, then his eyes would glow and his teeth would form into fangs, his facial structure would morph, then finally his hands and the rest of him.
- Enhanced Strength: He was shown to be incredibly strong, able to jump quite a large distance, and trade blows with a vampire.
- Enhanced Speed, Reflexes and Agility: All demonstrated during his fight with Justin and Juliet. In Ghost Roommate it mentioned that he can "Run faster than a squirrel"
- Enhanced Pain Resistance and Durability: Shown by the fact that during the battle, no matter what hit him, he did not react in any way other than continuing.
- Delayed Aging: Although he looks the same age as Alex, Mason is over three hundred years old. He also showed that like in the legends, he loses control when he turned full wolf.
- Eating things whole:Dean did get to his sholders before max shrunk him.
In Meet the Werewolves, Mason's parents are finally introduced. Mason had told his parents that Alex was a werewolf, revealing that his parents havebeen so judgemental about his other girlfriends because thay wanted him to date a werewolf. In an attempt for her not meet his real parents, Mason paid Bill and Molly to pretend to be his parents instead, but didn't pay them as Alex found out.
When she is introduced to Mason's parents, Grant Greyback and Linda Greyback, Alex prentended to be a werewolf and acted badly during their encounter as she wanted Mason to tell them about who she really is. Her plan didn't work out, though, as Grant and Linda said that she acted like an ideal werewolf would. This disappoints Alex so Mason changes his mind, telling his parents that Alex really is a wizard and not a werewolf. His family was both shocked and disappointed by his revelation and wanted to eat Alex as she destroyed their feast. With that, Mason and Alex make a hasty escape.
During the episode, it was hinted that the Greybacks may be a wealthy family as Mason revealed that their house in Manhattan cost a fortune than other werewolf houses. Despite this, however, Mason is known to have moved out from their house and lived in the thirteenth floor of an apartment and has admitted to Gorog in the episode "Wizard vs Everything" that he was housebroken.
- Main article: Mason-Alex relationship
Mason was Alex's boyfriend. It is shown he is in love with Alex in Wizards vs. Werewolves when he uses the true love necklace to prove his feelings for her. In the same episode he accidentally says he is in love with Juliet out of impulsiveness, leaving Alex heartbroken. He later proves to her he really does love her. In Wizards vs. Werewolves he, Justin and Juliet get in a fight and thus he is bitten by Juliet. Because he was bitten he turns into a full wolf and has to let go of Alex for her own safety. Later in Wizards Unleashed Alex sees Mason on TV as a wolf painting pictures of her she, Justin, and Max set out to find him, as she still loves him.They find he is being held by country wizards and eventually trick the country wizards and get back Mason. They eventually turn Mason back and they are now dating. Mason was kidnapped as well in Wizards Exposed and escaped with the Russo Family. But during Season 4 Alex and Mason go through some challenges and soon have to break up. Since Alex has to become a mere mortal, it is forbidden for mortals and werewolves to be together. Therefore in the episode Alex Gives Up they break up and become close friends. Although Mason and Alex get back together in the episode Journey to the Center of Mason. Mason becomes jealous when Alex's old boyfriend comes Dean asking Alex he wants to get back together with her. She turns him down saying she is in a relationship with Mason. Mason then reminds her they can't because she is a mortal but she decides to reenter the wizards competition just to be with him.
In Wizard of the Year, he and Alex are in the wizard lair watching the news on the abraca-doodler and a news reporter says that she and Chase are together (Earlier in the episode she says that it is official and then says that she is dating Mason right after). Alex explains that they cut off the part when she said she was dating Mason and they did it only for a story. Mason objects and leaves the lair. Alex waits in the Waverly Sub Station, hoping Mason would forgive her and come back. They think he would not come back soon and they go off to the celebration (Alex is awarded for saving the world from the Angels of Darkness and gets back into the Wizard Competition). While they are there, Chase comes to the celebration and joins her family and Harper at the table. Alex accepts him to sit down with them. Suddenly, Mason comes to apologize to Alex but finds her with Chase. He goes full wolf and attacks Chase, which ruins the celebration. Alex stops the fight and Mason and Alex have another fight. Mason then asks Alex who will she choose to be her boyfriend, Mason or Chase? She makes her final decision and chooses neither of them, leaving the guests shocked. She explains to Mason that he might be her boyfriend, but she says she needs to break up with him after what just happened. She explains to Chase that they can not be together either because she thinks they are not ready yet. Alex goes off, gets her trophy, and leaves her celebration.
At the end of the episode, Mason is seen sitting down on the steps of the stairs around the stage and finds the flower wristband that he gave her on the wizard lair, and smiles. Alex goes out into the balcony of her house and looks at the full moon and hears Mason howling. Alex and Mason reconcile in "Get Along, Little Zombie".
It is revealed in Wizards vs. Werewolves that Mason and Juliet dated over 300 years ago. He helps the Russos find her and out of impulse says "I never stopped loving you!" to her though he is in love with Alex. Juliet turns him down because she is in love with Justin. Mason later reveals to Alex that werewolves are loyal and impulsive and that he didn't mean what he said. He and Alex end up getting back together when he tells her he loves her not Juliet.
In Alex Gives Up, Max's picture is seen on a wizard magazine, attracting a spoiled, rich Lisa Cucuy. When Max informs her that Mason is a werewolf at her family's yacht party, she ditches him and decides that she wants Mason instead. Lisa flirts with Mason during the episode, but he, however, showed no interest in her.
Mason dated Lucy, a ghost and Alex and Harper's roommate in the episode "Ghost Roommate". Lucy was incredibly depressed and haunts the people on the 13th floor at night because of the death of her lost boyfriend sixty years ago. To make her feel better, Harper and Alex try to find her a boyfriend. Unfortunately for Alex, Mason was the boy Lucy picked to go out with. Mason dated Lucy to make Alex jealous. This plan works, seeing as Alex couldn't sleep that night and tried to find Lucy's lost love, Donny, now a ghost in the Bermuda Triangle. Lucy and Alex find Donny but are trapped in the Bermuda Triangle because her powers don't work there. Mason saves her and Lucy comments that he and Alex are 'so in love'. Lucy also says that she find Mason cute and good-looking.
- Mason and Juliet have been seen together only in "Wizards Vs. Werewolves on Waverly Place" and "Who Will Be The Family Wizard?"
- Mason's last name, "Greyback" may refer to Fenrir Greyback, the werewolf in the Harry Potter Series.
- His name Mason could be a reference to Mason Lockwood in Vampire Diaries who is also a werewolf.
- Mason is purebred, and only spreads his Lycanthropy by biting unlike Justin's ex-girlfriend, Isabella who was a mutt and could spread it by a kiss.
- Mason and Juliet used to date about 300 year ago, and Juliet is 2194 years old, which could call into question if Mason is the same age (though they could be different as they're different species and could develop at different paces. )
- Mason has explained that werewolves are impulsive (proved by his response to Juliet's return).
- Mason's transformation is interesting as when he transforms to a werewolf he gets a brown fur coat (matching his hair), but when bitten by Juliet and reverted to a wolf, his fur becomes white.
- Jerry Russo kept getting Mason's name wrong, always either Martin or Jason, but when corrected claims that he said Mason.
- Max has seemed to like Mason throughout the drama he and Alex went through, making Max the only Russo who was on good terms with him during the incident.
- Chancellor Rootie Tootietootie appears to have a strong dislike for Mason, as shown in Alex Gives Up and more evident especially in Wizard of the Year, when he says "Don't curse at me Wolfie" after Mason corrects the former about his cooking, cheers for Chase against Mason during the fight, later saying "And down goes wolfie!" after Chase defeats Mason.
- Werewolves can't age which seems contradictive because Mason is a teenager, and must have developed by aging in a sense. It could mean that they don't age in terms of appearance; they age to a certain age, then stay at that appearance after that.
- It is ironic, when Justin lost Juliet, Alex gained Mason, when Justin got Juliet, Alex lost Mason.( Justin also loses Juliet later as she returns to her real age, and Alex gains Mason again after playing the magical instruments in Wizards Unleashed )
- Mason's appearance was planned ahead of time, as future Harper asks Alex about him before his appearance (but she said "Did Mason break up with you already?". However this could refer to the break up that occurred after he became a permanent wolf and it is a possibility that he and Alex will remain together).
- Harper revealed in the season 3 episode Alex Russo, Matchmaker? that Alex's longest relationship was with Mason and that their relationship lasted for two months before the events in Wizards vs Werewolves.
- Mr. Laritate calls him "The Revolutionary War Part Deux". He also calls him "Our Friend from Across The Pond".
- Mason seemed to be quite fond of dogs, especially in Alex Charms a Boy; this could be a reference to his werewolf heritage.
- Mason's parents, Grant and Linda Greyback, don't like him dating anyone other than a werewolf and have been judgemental about their son's other girlfriends.
- Mason comes from a wealthy family as their house in Manhattan was said to have cost a fortune.
- Mason and Alex have broken up several times in the series. They broke up once in Wizards vs. Werewolves then they got back together in Wizards Unleashed. Then they break up once again in Alex Gives Up and they reunite in Journey to the Center of Mason. Then they break up in Wizard of the Year. They get back together in Get Along, Little Zombie.
Mason has appeared in a total of 16 episodes.
- Future Harper (mentioned only)
- Alex Tells the World
- Alex Gives Up
- Journey to the Center of Mason
- Meet the Werewolves
- Beast Tamer
- Wizard of the Year
- Wizards of Apartment 13B
- Ghost Roommate
- Get Along, Little Zombie
- Who Will Be The Family Wizard
- The Wizards Return: Alex vs Alex (final appearence)