Piper was a minor character in the first season, a recurring character in the second season, and eventually became a main character in the third, fourth, and fifth seasons. She's portrayed by Sarah Bolger.
She's the second oldest child of Willa and Michael, and their eldest daughter, so a lot of responsibility falls on her shoulders. Piper takes over the role of eldest after Luka's death, although she becomes depressed for awhile after witnessing him die, and becomes mute. She only communicates with Sky for a few weeks, and she'll only talk using a pencil and paper.
At some point before Season One she conceives a baby with an unknown man. When she's first seen in We Are Grounders (Part 1) she is five and a half months pregnant. She gives birth in Wanheda (Part 1) to a son who she names Phoenix. She describes becoming a mother as "a breath of fresh air".
Early Life Edit
- The name Piper is English and Scandinavian, and means "player of the pipe".
- She has a tattoo of a phoenix on her thigh.
- She actually got this tattoo long before her son, Phoenix, was born. She was obsessed with mythology books as a child, especially the phoenix. She saw them as strong and brave.
- It is possible that Piper could be bisexual, as she once had a brief fling with a girl as a teenager, although, she says that it was "just a phase".