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"You have the entitlement and narcissism typical of your generation. In that, you are a profound success. But, your failure taught us one thing... the banality of evil. That you were and would always be an ordinary evil."
"You think I'm ordinary?"
"We believed that to resurrect the perfect killer, we had to start with the perfect evil. From you, we learned true evil only comes by corrupting something truly good."
The Surgeon of the Dread Doctors and Theo Raeken in The Beast of Beacon Hills


The Dread Doctors were the main antagonists of Season 5 of Teen Wolf. They first appeared in Creatures of the Night, when they were seen admonishing Belasko, a Werewolf-Garuda hybrid, for failing to kill Scott McCall and take his Alpha powers. From then on, it was quickly revealed that they were experimenting on teenagers and turning them into hybrid creatures known as Chimeras. Among those they turned into Chimeras were Theo Raeken, Belasko, Tracy Stewart, Donovan Donati, Lucas, Josh Diaz, Hayden Romero, Corey, Beth, and Noah Patrick.

In addition to these hybrid creatures, the Dread Doctors also performed procedures on several true supernatural creatures as well, including shocking Scott McCall in the chest to exacerbate his wolfsbane-induced asthma attacks and weaken him, summoning a lightning bolt into Kira Yukimura's eye to superpower her Kitsune spirit, and giving Liam Dunbar an infusion of a special type of wolfsbane in the form of a black fluid through an IV pump.

At the end of the first half of Season 5, the Dread Doctors uncovered what appeared to be a prophetic fresco painting hidden behind a tiled wall that depicted a Hellhound fighting against the Beast of Gevaudan. In Damnatio Memoriae, it was revealed that the Dread Doctors did, in fact, resurrect the Beast (Sebastien Valet) by placing his spirit into the body of the first and only successful Chimera, which was revealed to be Mason Hewitt in The Beast of Beacon Hills. According to the Dread Doctors, Mason was their only successful Chimera due to the fact that he was a truly good person before he was corrupted by them.

Using frequencies, the Dread Doctors forced Mason to transform into the Beast multiple times, causing him to grow in strength and power (as well as allowing Sebastien's spirit inside of him to remember more and more of his true identity) and go on several large-scale massacres before his body morphed into the Beast without prompting and subsequently mauled the Dread Doctors to death. The Surgeon survived just long enough to reunite with the newly-transformed Sebastien, revealing that The Surgeon was, in fact, Sebastien's former best friend and comrade from the 18th century, Marcel. Sebastien then continued the new life given to him by his friend until the Banshee Lydia Martin managed to use her voice to force Sebastien to turn back into Mason, ending the Dread Doctors' dream of resurrecting the world's perfect killer.

Early Lives

Almost nothing is known about the Dread Doctors' lives before they gained the esoteric powers that allowed them to experiment on teenagers and turn them into Chimeras. The only member whose early life is somewhat known is The Surgeon, who was formerly a French soldier in the Seven Years War named Marcel and who fought alongside his best friend and comrade, Sebastien Valet in North America in 1760. He was present when Sebastien transformed into the Beast of Gevaudan, the world's most ferocious and violent Werewolf, by drinking rainwater from a wolf's paw print, during their time serving in what is now known as Montreal, Canada. Upon their return to their hometown of Gévaudan, France, Marcel helped Sebastien cover up the hundreds of victims he killed throughout his reign as the Beast, even after Marcel was caught by Sebastien's sister and Gévaudan's best huntress Marie-Jeanne Valet, who initially believed Marcel to be the Beast before ultimately realizing that he was simply covering up for her brother.

After Sebastien/the Beast was killed by Marie-Jeanne in 1767, it is assumed that Marcel decided to dedicate his life to becoming a surgeon and worshiping the supernatural, with the ultimate goal of resurrecting his dear friend Sebastien, as he believed the Beast to be the world's most perfect killer. He became known as The Surgeon, and, in his experiments, he managed to harness electromagnetic forces within a steampunk-style mask, bestowing upon himself the power to manipulate electromagnetic fields, which he used to various effects, including controlling electricity and magneticism, manipulating the memories of his test subjects, and extending his lifespan far beyond normal limits. It is assumed that he was eventually joined by two more physicians who eventually became known as The Pathologist and The Geneticist, who also gained the same powers that The Surgeon possessed. The three then began to work together to resurrect the Beast of Gevaudan.

Sometime around the World War II era, the Dread Doctors settled in Russia, where they engaged in experimenting on pregnant women and their unborn children to use science to replicate the supernatural. Whatever they accomplished while in the country was so disastrous that the Russian government covered up their experimentation by claiming their laboratory was a dangerous nuclear site with unhealthy amounts of radiation. However, this cover-up didn't convince everyone, and graffiti at the site, which read "They come. They come for all of us," suggests that the legends of the Dread Doctors have not been forgotten. They also managed to capture a Nazi soldier in the German military who was also an Alpha Werewolf. They called this soldier Der Soldat, which is German for "the soldier," and they somehow extracted his healing factor, turning it into a green serum that they could use to further improve their health and extend their lives in conjunction with their existing electromagnetic powers. In Season 6, it is implied that Der Soldat was a severe burn victim, and that the Dread Doctors used heliox therapy to keep him breathing normally while they used his body to augment their experiments.

At some point in the early 2000s, the Dread Doctors made their way to Beacon Hills, where they met the eight or nine-year-old Theo Raeken. It has been implied that they were attracted to him as a test subject due to his willingness to kill at such a young age, and as a result, they watched as Theo allowed his sister to die of hypothermia in the woods and decided to change their methods in their experimentation. According to Theo, the Dread Doctors lied to him and told him that his sister wanted him to have his heart in order to get him to kill her, but Stiles believed that Theo actively wanted to kill her and used the Dread Doctors' plans as justification; however, it remains unknown which version of events is the actual truth.

The Dread Doctors then harvested Theo's sister's heart before transplanting it into young Theo's body, which gave him genetic chimerism, a condition that was necessary in order to be turned into the Doctors' first pseudo-supernatural Chimera; in Theo's case, a Werewolf-Werecoyote hybrid. Though Theo was not a suitable vessel for the Beast, he was the closest that the Dread Doctors came to creating a "successful" Chimera until they finally achieved their ultimate goal of resurrecting the Beast of Gevaudan in the autumn of 2012. Since he survived his transformation without any difficulties, the Dread Doctors apparently allowed him to live in exchange for his help in creating more Chimeras.

At some point in their lives, they crossed paths with Gabriel Valack, though the nature of their relationship remains unknown. However, Valack has held a grudge against the Doctors ever since, and he dedicated himself to finally stopping them from then on, even going so far as to write a novel, titled The Dread Doctors, to help those victims of their experiments to recover the memories that the Dread Doctors repressed of their experimental procedures in hopes of exposing them for who they are.

Throughout Teen Wolf

In Creatures of the Night, the Surgeon refused to give Belasko, a Werewolf-Garuda Chimera another chance after he failed to kill Scott McCall and insisted that their time was limited before stabbing Belasko in the chest with his sword cane and killing him. Earlier in the evening, The Surgeon and the other Dread Doctors cornered Kira Yukimura while stuck in traffic in the car with her parents. They used their electromagnokinesis to prevent Noshiko and Ken Yukimura, along with the others stuck in traffic, from noticing what they were doing, as well as to keep Kira from struggling against them. As The Pathologist and The Geneticist pinned Kira to the hood of her family's car, The Surgeon pulled out a special lightning rod, which he pushed into Kira's eye as he summoned a lightning bolt to strike it. The lightning overpowered Kira's Kitsune spirit, causing her to glow with a bright white light and ultimately disrupted the balance between the Fox and the Human parts of her, though no one else would know this event occurred until Kira regained her memories in Ouroboros.

In Parasomnia, the Dread Doctors summoned Tracy Stewart to their operating theater in the tunnels near the water treatment plant. When she tried to convince herself that she was just in the middle of a night terror, The Surgeon informed her that she wasn't sleeping, she was "awakening." He then injected her in the neck with a syringe full of their special modified mercury to complete her transformation into a Werewolf-Kanima Chimera.

In Dreamcatchers, The Surgeon, along with The Pathologist and The Geneticist, watched from afar as Tracy attacked the prison transport van that was driving Donovan Donati to prison. When Donovan managed to get away in the chaos, the Doctors cornered him, and The Surgeon waited while the others pinned him down before using a stabilizing cage to use a medical drill on Donovan's ear, allowing them to inject the modified mercury into his brain that gave him a silver third eyelid, known as a nictitious membrane.

They then tracked Tracy Stewart, who had begun to spit up large amounts of modified mercury, to the Beacon County Sheriff's Station, where they found Tracy just having finished a fight against Malia Tate. The Geneticist pinned Malia to the wall whileThe Pathologist and The Surgeon injected Tracy with an overdose of modified mercury, telling Malia that Tracy's condition was terminal before leaving.

In Condition Terminal, The Surgeon led the Dread Doctors upstairs to the holding cells of the Sheriff's station, where they used their electromagnokinesis to break Donovan out of his jail cell. Shortly afterward, Scott McCall and Kira Yukimura, with help from Alan Deaton and information provided by Liam Dunbar, determined that the Dread Doctors were burying their neophyte Chimeras in the ground as a sort of incubation period to initiate their transformations.

The Dread Doctors brought him back to the operating theater and strapped him to the exam table before the three began to examine him. The Surgeon declared that Donovan's condition was promising, gesturing to the others to pin him down so he could pull out all of Donovan's teeth. He seemed satisfied when he saw Donovan grow a double row of Wendigo fangs. The Surgeon later presumably gave Theo Raeken permission to both talk to Donovan and to free him so he could go after Stiles Stilinski as part of their joint plan.

That night, The Surgeon and his cohorts went to Sinema, where they killed the Werewolf-Scorpion Chimera named Lucas before the McCall Pack could take him to the Beacon Hills Animal Clinic for treatment. When Scott McCall demanded to know why they killed him, The Surgeon cryptically replied that his condition was terminal and that he was a failure before he and the others left.

In A Novel Approach, it was revealed that the Dread Doctors and Theo Raeken purposely left Gabriel Valack's novel The Dread Doctors in Tracy Stewart's bedroom, knowing that members of the McCall Pack (in this case, Malia Tate) would find it. When Scott McCall went to Theo for help figuring out the significance of the book, Theo pointed out the author's name on the back in order to lure them to Eichen House as part of the Doctors' plan. When Theo informed them that the pack would be going to Eichen, The Surgeon smugly replied that they would be going there as well.

It was then revealed that they purposely overpowered Kira with the intention of her Kitsune spirit reacting to the powerful convergence of telluric currents upon which Eichen House was built; her foxfire disabled the defenses the currents provided that prevented the Dread Doctors from entering the facility, essentially "unlocking the door" so the Dread Doctors could go after their next target, Gabriel Valack. The Pathologist and The Geneticist held Valack down so The Surgeon could use a device to remove Valack's third eye, essentially removing Valack's ability of extrasensory perception.

In Required Reading, the Dread Doctors brought Josh Diaz, a Chimera they created with the ability to grow fangs and claws and both absorb and manipulate electromagnetic forces, much like the Dread Doctors themselves, and experimented on him by removing a flap of skin to reveal glowing bluish-purple flesh underneath. While Josh pleaded with them to stop, The Surgeon stated that Josh's condition was worsening before freeing him once again.

The Pathologist and The Geneticist then appeared at Beacon Hills Memorial Hospital, where The Pathologist shocked Scott McCall in the chest to trigger another asthma attack to weaken him. The Geneticist then got into a fight with Malia Tate, who punched and kicked her with little success until The Geneticist grabbed her in a choke-hold. Fortunately for Malia, she managed to break out of the choke-hold and ran into the elevator with Scott and Melissa McCall, closing the door before the Doctors could harm them further. Meanwhile, Josh was ultimately killed on the roof of the hospital by Theo Raeken after Josh lost control and almost killed Stiles Stilinski while he was in a hallucination-flashback triggered by reading The Dread Doctors novel. It is possible that the Doctors gave Theo permission to take Josh out after it was determined that he was a failure, allowing Theo to get closer to Stiles and making it easier for him to drive a wedge between Scott and Stiles.

In Strange Frequencies, the Dread Doctors went after Hayden Romero, using their electromagnetic abilities to cause her car to break down in the middle of the road and to talk to her through the radio. They told her that her condition improved when her hand healed from when she punched Liam Dunbar in the face earlier, and would have captured her for experimentation had Liam not intervened at the last moment and brought her to the McCall House to see Scott McCall and Stiles Stilinski.

The next morning, The Surgeon confronted Theo at the Beacon Hills Animal Clinic while he was standing watch over Josh Diaz's body in an attempt to find out who was stealing the bodies of the dead Chimeras. When Theo realized that the Doctors already knew who it was, he angrily reminded them that they were supposed to be keeping him in the loop about everything, but The Surgeon simply replied that the identity of the body-thief was "inconsequential." Before Theo could learn anything more, Stiles returned to the clinic, and The Surgeon vanished before he could be seen.

The Doctors then worked together that evening to cause powerful illusions in the minds of Scott McCall (who hallucinated that Kira had stabbed him with her sword and tried to strangle him while calling herself the "Messenger of Death"), Lydia Martin (who hallucinated that Tracy Stewart was still alive and ripped out Lydia's tongue), Jordan Parrish (who hallucinated that he was making out with Lydia and had severely burned her with his pyrokinetic abilities) and Malia Tate (who hallucinated that she had been caught in several coyote traps), since all of them were working together to protect Hayden, who they had just learned was a Werewolf-Werejaguar Chimera, from being captured by them. The Surgeon informed Hayden and her boyfriend Liam that they were on a frequency they couldn't possibly imagine before capturing them both and bringing them back to the operating theater, where they hooked Liam up to a thick IV drip of wolfsbane to weaken him while they cut into Hayden's side and continued their experimentation.

In Ouroboros, the Dread Doctors continued to experiment on Hayden, brutally attacking Liam when he tried to stop them by wolfing out and continuing to weaken him with a wolfsbane IV drip. After their experimentation, they declared that Hayden's condition was worsening before throwing her onto the floor next to him. They returned later to knock them both out with more wolfsbane before transporting them to a makeshift holding cell for the Chimeras at an abandoned house. It was there that they met Zach, who explained to them what he knew about the Doctors' experimentation and how they dealt with "failures" before showing him the leftover nubs on his back from where the Doctors had removed the wings that they had given him. When his nose started to bleed modified mercury, the Dread Doctors came in and dragged the struggling and screaming Zach out of the cell while Hayden and Liam watched in horror, too weak from wolfsbane and their injuries to help him. The Doctors presumably gave Theo the "okay" to free the two from the holding cell in order to continue proving his trustworthiness to Scott as part of their deal.

Meanwhile, Scott McCall used the Alpha Werewolf memory-manipulation ritual on a newly-discovered Chimera named Corey and determined that the Dread Doctors had repressed his memories of his experimentation, including when they captured him at the hospital and brought him back to the operating theater, which led Scott, Malia Tate, and Mason Hewitt to believe that the operating theater was located in the sewers/tunnels near the water treatment plant.

In Lies of Omission, Theo went to talk to the Doctors at the operating theater, where The Geneticist had just drawn up a syringe of the green serum from Der Soldat's tank and injected it into The Surgeon's arm, causing the scarred and shriveled up flesh to become healthy again. Theo insisted that he not only needed more time to complete his plan, he also needed Hayden to remain alive, but The Surgeon replied that they were on a schedule and stated that he only had until the perigee syzygy, or supermoon, that would occur in two days, since that was when their own plans would come to fruition.

Despite the Dread Doctors' assurances that they would wait until the supermoon, they still continued to pursue both Corey and Hayden, who had begun to bleed modified mercury from their noses and mouths. The Doctors tracked Corey to Beacon Hills Memorial Hospital, where he had utilized his newly-discovered ability of supernatural camouflage in order to blend in against an ambulance in the parking garage, but The Surgeon was able to see through this camouflage and killed him by stabbing him with his sword-cane. They then tracked Hayden and Liam to Sinema, where The Pathologist and The Geneticist fought Liam, Scott, and Theo while The Surgeon injected Hayden with an overdose of modified mercury. However, instead of killing her instantly like it did with Tracy Stewart, it slowly began to weaken her, forcing the pack to bring her to the animal clinic for further treatment. While they were distracted, the Doctors reminded Theo that he had until the supermoon to complete his plan.

In Status Asthmaticus, the Dread Doctors went to Beacon Hills High School and were pleased to find that the inside of the school was in shambles, with the stone sign in the front of the school having been thrown into the entrance hall through the roof. Satisfied, The Surgeon and The Pathologist agreed that their successful Chimera's transformation was imminent. At the end of the episode, the Doctors returned to the operating theater, where The Surgeon used the hammer-head on the handle of his sword-cane to break one of the brick walls, revealing a fresco painting behind it that depicted a Hellhound battling The Beast of Gevaudan. The three Doctors then chanted, "La Bête. La Bête. La Bête" to indicate that their goal was to bring back the Beast.

In The Last Chimera, the Dread Doctors sensed that the part-Berserker Chimera Noah Patrick was rejecting his transformation and spent the entirety of the episode attempting to track him down as he fled all over town. The Doctors caught up with Noah in the tunnels underneath the railway depot, only to be stalled by Scott McCall, Malia Tate, and Chris Argent while Noah escaped with help from Stiles Stilinski. When Chris began shooting at the Dread Doctors with his assault rifle, the Surgeon used his power of electromagnokinesis to create an electromagnetic field that shielded him from the gunfire and removed the kinetic energy from the bullets. Though it was not seen on-screen, it has been implied that the Doctors did successfully kill Noah for being a "failure."

In Damnatio Memoriae, the Dread Doctors used high-pitched frequencies to force Mason Hewitt to transform into the Beast of Gevaudan, though Mason's identity as the last Chimera and the vessel for the Beast was not yet known at this time. After being forced to shift by the Doctors, Mason as the Beast killed a telecommunications technician at the Telecom Station and tried to attack Valerie Clark, Hayden Romero, and Liam Dunbar.

Later, when Scott and Stiles went down into the Underground Tunnels to look for clues about the Beast, they found a message scrawled on the floor in mercury that read "DAMNATIO MEMORIAE" by the Dread Doctors, leading Scott and Stiles to realize that the Beast was a very old creature resurrected by the Doctors who they were now trying to get to remember itself. That evening, Chris Argent visited his father, Gerard, at his nursing home, where Gerard revealed that even he had heard rumors of the Dread Doctors' arrival in Beacon Hills and agreed to share what he knew about the Doctors and the Beast (including the fact that the Beast had been killed by "the Maid of Gevaudan", in exchange for Chris healing him with yellow wolfsbane.

In Codominance,

In The Sword and the Spirit,

In A Credible Threat,

In Maid of Gévaudan,

In The Beast of Beacon Hills,

In Apotheosis,


The Doctors 

The Dread Doctors consisted of three members, each of whom apparently has their own role within the group which were likely based on their respective medical specialties.

The Surgeon

Medecin de l'horreur

The Surgeon was the first Dread Doctor and the creator of the trio, and as such was their leader. He was in charge of determining their course of action and often was the one who spoke for the group in conversation with others. He presumably became The Surgeon at some point after his best friend Sebastien Valet, the famed Beast of Gevaudan, was killed by his sister in 1767.

The Pathologist

Docteur de l'horreur

The Pathologist was the second male member of the Dread Doctors who acted primarily as the muscle of the group, using his enhanced strength to hold down their test subjects so that The Surgeon could perform his experiments on them.

The Geneticist

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The Geneticist was the only female Dread Doctor, and seemed to work more on the materials the Doctors used in their experiments more so than doing the experiments herself. She was often seen giving the other Doctors injections of the green serum they created using Der Soldat's healing factor, which helped them maintain their health and longevity in addition to the longevity gained from their electromagnetic manipulation powers. Despite her more passive role in the trio, she was still a very talented fighter and was defeated in battle only by the Beast of Gevaudan.

Personalities

The Dread Doctors revealed very little of their individual personalities, instead working as a collective whole with a single-minded focus on resurrecting the Beast of Gevaudan. They were obsessed with the supernatural and cared about the results of their experiments; they had no tolerance for failure and did not give second chances, as evidenced by the fact that they killed their Chimeras as soon as it was evident that they were rejecting their transformations. Because of this solitary focus on their ultimate goal, they regarded anything outside of it as inconsequential and would typically not waste their time on any issue that didn't contribute to their mission of resurrecting the Beast.

For this reason, they typically did not kill bystanders or witnesses unless they got into the way of their goals, and only seemed to want to harm the McCall Pack because of their interference with their experiments. However, they were willing to make deals in order to facilitate their goals, such as working with Theo Raeken, who agreed to help keep the McCall Pack distracted in exchange for the Doctors' help in turning the pack against Scott McCall so that Theo could steal his Alpha powers, become a real Werewolf, and take control of the pack for himself.

Though they were not concerned with killing unless it served their agenda, they seemed to genuinely be awestruck by the Beast, regarding him as the perfect killer and doing anything in their power to bring him back, to the point where they even seemed unconcerned by the prospect of their own deaths when the Beast finally realized its true identity and fatally mauled them all.

Physical Appearances

The Dread Doctors were nearly always seen wearing their helmets and armor, which had a very steampunk style; this included bronze or brass helmets, which had rusted with verdigris as it aged, wool peacoats, brocade vests, and silk shirts with utilitarian slacks. Their color scheme was predominantly dark colors such as black, forest green, and navy blue, though The Surgeon would wear a gold and pink brocade vest with a light pink silk shirt under his jacket. The Geneticist, as the only female, wore black skirts with fishnet stockings and platform boots with numerous silver buckles, making her style more modern and trendy than her cohorts and possibly indicating that she may be the youngest of the Doctors. All three Doctors also wore robotic gloves and gauntlets over their hands to hide how scarred and aged their skin had become through their extended lives.

However, their true appearances were seen on two occasions. In Strange Frequencies, The Geneticist was briefly seen without her helmet, revealing her skin was scarred and covered with age spots, with her head nearly bald and covered with sparse patches of white hair. She also had a small hole drilled into her skull behind her ear, suggesting that she may have performed trephination on herself to further augment her abilities like Gabriel Valack. In Apotheosis, the newly-returned Sebastien Valet removed The Surgeon's helmet to reveal that he was actually Sebastien's former best friend Marcel; his skin was mottled, wrinkled, and scarred just like The Geneticist's due to his advanced age, with a bald head that had sparse patches of white, brittle hair; even Sebastien remarked that the Dread Doctors' form of immortality was unattractive due to the fact that they did not have eternal youth to go with it.

Experiments

Image Name Characteristics Killed
By
Episode
Theo 2 Theo Raeken Werewolf and Werecoyote traits; rare ability to full-shift into a wolf N/A The Last Chimera (flashbacks)
Theo was approached by the Dread Doctors when he was around nine or ten years old, as they were impressed with his sociopathic traits and willingness to kill at such a young age. The Doctors then turned Theo into a Chimera after giving him an organ transplant after Theo had (either directly or indirectly) killed his sister and harvested her heart. Theo was the first Chimera to survive the transformation, but was technically a failure due to the fact that he manifested traits from both a Werewolf and a Werecoyote, making him an unsuitable host for the Beast. Theo later returned to Beacon Hills in the autumn of 2012 to take over the McCall Pack, as he intended to become a real Werewolf and Alpha by having Scott McCall killed before then taking control of his powerful and unique pack. After Theo's attempt to kill Scott failed, he used the Dread Doctors' green serum to resurrect four of the failed Chimeras-- Hayden Romero, Tracy Stewart, Josh Diaz, and Corey Bryant. He killed Josh and Tracy, stealing their powers in the process in hopes of using them to steal the Beast's powers for himself, but this plan ultimately failed as well. When he attempted to attack Scott once again, his girlfriend and packmate, the Thunder Kitsune Kira Yukimura, used her magically-empowered katana to open a sinkhole in the earth, where his deceased sister crawled out and pulled him down the hole with him. His current status remains unknown.
5x01 Belasko Chimera Belasko Werewolf and Garuda traits, including clue eyes, fangs and glowing talons; rare ability to absorb supernatural powers The Surgeon Pre-Creatures of the Night
Belasko was a genetic chimera who was turned into a scientifically-empowered Chimera by the Dread Doctors, causing him to manifest the traits of a Werewolf and a Garuda, including specially-created talons that had the ability to absorb supernatural powers. Belasko used these talons to try to take the powers of the Hellhound Jordan Parrish and the True Alpha Werewolf Scott McCall, but was unsuccessful in completely taking them both. After failing to steal Scott's powers and kill him, the Dread Doctors informed him that they did not give second chances before The Surgeon stabbed him in the chest with his sword cane, causing a flock of crows to fly out of his chest after his death. His claws were then used by Malia Tate to steal the powers of her mother, the Desert Wolf.
Teen Wolf Season 5 Episode 11 The Last Chimera Tracy's Half Kanima Form Tracy Stewart Werewolf and Kanima traits, such as venom, reptilian tail, claws and gold eyes The Surgeon & Theo Raeken (1st & 2nd time, respectively) Parasomnia
Tracy was a genetic chimera due to an allogeneic skin graft she received on her right shoulder. As a result, she was transformed into a scientifically-created Chimera by the Dread Doctors, causing her to develop the traits of a Werewolf (fangs and claws, super strength, speed, and senses) and a Kanima (venomous claws and tail, super durability, reptilian tail and scales). Because she suffered from night terrors prior to her transformation, they became amplified by her supernatural powers, causing her to unintentionally attacked and killed anyone who had tried to help her during a bout of homicidal somnambulism. Once she began bleeding modified mercury, she was killed by The Surgeon with an overdose of the same mercury. She was later resurrected by Theo Raeken using the green serum, which resulted n her personality becoming darker and more sociopathic like Theo's. Though she immediately joined the Chimera Pack without protest, she was ultimately killed by Theo so he could steal her powers, as he believed her venom would paralyze the Beast and allow him to steal his powers as well.
Donovan wendiog chimera Donovan Donati Wendigo and Lamprey traits, such as white eyes, multiple rows of fangs, superhuman physical abilities, and round lamprey mouths on his skin Stiles Stilinski Condition Terminal
Donovan was a genetic chimera due to a skin graft he received following a car accident several years prior to Season 5. This caused him to be targeted by the Dread Doctors, who changed him into a scientifically-created Chimera. After some experimentation, the Dread Doctors tracked him to a prison transport van that was taking him to lock-up, where they drilled into his head and injected him with modified mercury. He began developing heightened senses and a silver nictitious membrane over his eyes while in the holding cell at the Beacon County Sheriff's Station, and was eventually captured there by the Dread Doctors, who took him to their operating theater. There, they pulled out all of his human teeth so that they could be replaced by Wendigo fangs, revealing the cannibalistic species was half of his Chimera nature. He later revealed that he was also part-Lamprey after demonstrating the ability to produce round fanged mouths all over his skin. He was eventually visited by Theo Raeken, who freed him from his restraints and gave him the inspiration to get back at Sheriff Stilinski by going after the person he loves most-- his son Stiles. Unfortunately for Donovan, he was inadvertently killed by Stiles after the human teenager dropped a load of metal braces on his head in hopes of disabling him long enough to run away, causing him to accidentally be impaled through the chest by one of them.
Lucas chimera Lucas Werewolf and Scorpion traits, including black eyes, scorpion stingers, and venom The Surgeon Condition Terminal
Lucas was a genetic chimera as a result of receiving a cornea transplant in his early teens. Originally a very shy, timid, and nervous person who was afraid to move too quickly with his boyfriend, Corey Bryant, his transformation into a Chimera with Werewolf and Scorpion traits by the Dread Doctors caused him to become a confident and slightly sociopathic person. He began making out with Corey extremely passionately before extending his scorpion stingers and stinging Corey, causing him to go into horrendous agony as a result of the venom in his body. Lucas then went to Sinema that night, where he picked up Mason Hewitt and intended to do the same thing to him until the born-werewolf Brett Talbot saved him first. Lucas was neutralized in a fight with Brett, Scott, Kira, and Liam, and was nearly killed by Kira's overpowered Kitsune spirit until she was stopped by Scott. However, the Dread Doctors, who knew he was a failure, arrived and killed him anyway, stating that his condition was terminal.
5x12 Josh electrifies up Josh Diaz Traits of two unknown supernatural species, including purple eyes, long fangs and electromagnokinesis Theo Raeken (1st & 2nd times) Required Reading
Josh was a genetic chimera who was eventually transformed into a scientifically-created Chimera by the Dread Doctors. His powers were similar to that of the Dread Doctors in that he was able to absorb and manipulate electricity and magnetic energy. However, his condition began worsening from the start, causing him to go on a rampage around Beacon Hills in which he chewed on electrical wires at various places to absorb the electricity. While on the roof of Beacon Hills Memorial Hospital, he stumbled upon the hallucinating Stiles Stilinski, who he began to attack until Theo Raeken appeared and fought him for a short time until he ultimately clawed his throat out. A week or so later, Theo resurrected him with the green serum and had him join his Chimera Pack. Josh was hesitant at first, but ultimately opened up to it when Theo showed him how to get "high" from absorbing electricity. It was later revealed by Deucalion that Josh's powers were rooted in electromagnetic energy, making him one of the few people to be able to wear the Dread Doctor Mask without dying. When Josh refused to put it on to learn the identity of the Beast of Gevaudan, Theo killed him and stole his powers so he could wear the mask himself.
5x20 Hayden is a real werewolf Hayden Romero Werewolf and Werejaguar traits, including gold eyes, fangs, claws and jaguar spots (formerly) Dread Doctors Dreamcatchers
Hayden was a genetic chimera after receiving a kidney transplant in her early teens, which was why the Dread Doctors chose her to become one of their scientfically-created Chimeras. It was first hinted that she was a Chimera in Dreamcatchers, when claw gashes to her wrist healed in minutes, but it wasn't until Required Reading, when she displayed superhuman hearing and eyes that reflected light, that it was officially confirmed that she was a Chimera. The McCall Pack, including her love interest Liam Dunbar, attempted to create a fortress at the high school to protect her from the Dread Doctors, but they were able to easily incapacitate the pack with hallucinations before capturing both Hayden and Liam. Their experimentation on Hayden revealed that her condition was worsening, and though they were freed by Theo and recovered from their torture, Hayden was still deemed a failure and given an overdose of modified mercury by the Dread Doctors, which eventually caused her to die. However, she was resurrected by Theo Raeken, causing her personality to become somewhat darker as she reluctantly joined his Chimera Pack. However, after Liam helped her reconnect with her humanity, she switched allegiance back to the McCall Pack. She was critically injured in a battle with Sebastien Valet, and once Alan Deaton informed the pack that her injuries may not heal in time to save her life, Scott McCall gave her the Bite, turning her from a pseudo-supernatural hybrid into a truly supernatural Werewolf.
Corey dying Corey Bryant Traits of two unknown supernatural species, including super strength, accelerated healing, and adaptive camouflage The Surgeon Strange Frequencies
Corey was a genetic chimera who was eventually turned into a scientifically-created Chimera by the Dread Doctors. It was first hinted that he was a Chimera when he miraculously survived Lucas' scorpion sting in Condition Terminal (albeit with assistance from Scott McCall's pain absorption), but it was not officially revealed until Strange Frequencies, when his ability to heal and not get drunk caused him to realize that he had been transformed as well. Like nearly all of the other Chimeras, he began showing signs of being a failure when he began projectile-vomiting modified mercury and black blood, and though he quickly manifested his ability to blend into his surroundings like a chameleon, he was still tracked down and killed by the Dread Doctors. Several days later, he was resurrected by Theo Raeken using the green serum and reluctantly joined his Chimera Pack. Corey fought alongside Theo and the other Chimeras, even sustaining full-body burns from the Hellhound Jordan Parrish's pyrokinesis, but his new boyfriend Mason Hewitt helped him reconnect with his humanity and turn his allegiance from the Chimras to the McCall Pack. Corey is currently the only living Chimera, since Theo's current status is unknown and the other Chimeras were either killed, turned into supernatural shapeshifters, or lost their powers.
5x07 Unnamed Female Chimera Female Chimera Traits of two unknown supernatural species, including long needle-like claws Kira Strange Frequencies
Very little is known about this Chimera, aside from the fact that she appeared to be in the process of rejecting her transformation, judging by the black blood and modified mercury she was secreting after her death, and the fact that she had long, black, needle-like claws. Her body was found laying face-up on the kitchen table at the McCall House by Melissa McCall, and he had Kira's katana skewered through her chest, leading everyone to believe that Kira killed her while her inner Kitsune spirit was in control.
5x08 Zach Chimera Zach Traits of two unknown supernatural species, including wings on his back Dread Doctors Ouroboros
Zach was a genetic-chimera-turned-scientifically-created-Chimera who was being held in the Dread Doctors' holding cell when Hayden and Liam were locked up there. He asked the two if they would look at his back and lifted his shirt to reveal the two stubs of wings between his shoulder blades that had been removed recently by the Dread Doctors. He explained what he knew about the characteristics of a Chimera failure before he got a nosebleed that dripped modified mercury and was promptly taken away and killed by the Dread Doctors in their operating theater.
Beth chimera Beth Traits of two unknown supernatural species, including super strength The Pathologist Lies of Omission
Beth was a classmate of Malia Tate and a genetic chimera who was eventually transformed into a scientifically-created Chimera by the Dread Doctors. While in class, she was anxiously biting her nails as she tried to research information about her condition, but when one of her fingernails fell off and began bleeding black blood and modified mercury, she began to panic and ran out of the room. When Malia followed her outside, stating that she shouldn't be alone, Beth insisted that Malia knew nothing of her condition and shoved her forcefully against the row of lockers with her super strength. Beth was then cornered by the Dread Doctors and had her neck snapped by The Pathologist before Malia could even react.
Teen Wolf Season 5 Episode 11 The Last Chimera Noah oozing Mercury Noah Patrick Traits of a Berserker and an unknown supernatural species, including super strength, bone spikes, and thirst for bone marrow Dread Doctors Status Asthmaticus
Noah was a genetic-chimera-turned-scientific-Chimera created by the Dread Doctors who manifested the traits of a Berserker, such as super strength and the ability to extend and retract bone claws from his wrists and hands. He also developed a taste for human bone marrow, suggesting that the other creature who made up his Chimera nature also was known for feeding on red bone marrow. Noah demonstrated signs of being a Chimera failure when he lost control and attacked Malia Tate and Sheriff Stilinski, the latter of whom became poisoned by a piece of his bone spike left in his abdomen. Despite the McCall Pack's attempts to save him, he was presumably killed by the Dread Doctors.
5x20 Mason possesed by The Beast Mason Hewitt Host for the Beast of Gevaudan N/A The Beast of Beacon Hills
Mason was a rare genetic chimera, in that he had two sets of DNA due to him absorbing his twin in the womb, a condition called fetal resorption syndrome. As a result of this in addition to his kind and compassionate nature, the Dread Doctors chose him to be one of their scientifically-created Chimeras. However, unlike the others, Mason was the only successful Chimera, as, according to The Surgeon, in order to create the perfect evil, you must corrupt something perfectly good. Mason then unknowingly became the host of the spirit of Sebastien Valet, better known as the Beast of Gevaudan, history's most feared and powerful werewolf. After the Dread Doctors used frequencies to force Mason to shift, making him gradually stronger and making Sebastien's spirit gradually more aware of who he truly was, Mason went on several killing sprees while in a blackout that resulted in the deaths of over two dozen people total. In The Beast of Beacon Hills, Mason successfully transformed without prompting through frequencies, causing him to shapeshift into the human body of Sebastien Valet, and it wasn't until Lydia Martin used her Banshee voice to turn him back that he was able to exorcise the Beast. Since he gained his powers from Sebastien's spirit, which was once again killed, Mason no longer has any Chimera powers.

Powers and Abilities 

Powers

Over the nearly 250 years that the Dread Doctors have existed, they have managed to bestow upon themselves numerous supernatural abilities through scientific experimentation, which they can use for numerous effects. The source of their powers comes from both the harnessing of electromagnetic currents as well as creating a serum from an Alpha Werewolf known as Der Soldat. The powers the Dread Doctors have demonstrated are as follows:

  • Electromagnokinesis: The Dread Doctors gained the ability to manipulate electromagnetic fields once The Surgeon figured out a way to harness the electromagnetic forces through their helmets, which they can use to create electrical and/or magnetic currents from their hands. They used these abilities to: shock Scott McCall in the chest to cause an asthma attack; unlock various doors locked with RFID card readers; remove surveillance video footage by manipulating EMF currents; generate protective force-fields out of electromagnetic energy, and create a wall of metal furniture by magnetically linking them together and then causing an electrical current to go through them, essentially creating an electrified fence.
  • Super Strength and Durability: The Dread Doctors, through their various forms of experimentation, gained superhuman strength that is superior even to that of an Alpha Werewolf, allowing them to break through chains and stone walls, as well as to throw grown adults across a room with ease. This strength also extended to superhuman durability as well, as they were able to withstand punches, kicks, and other kinds of blows without sustaining any injury; in fact, those who hit them would instead usually bruise their hands or even break their bones in the process.
  • Longevity': The Dread Doctors possessed lifespans far beyond the normal limits due to a combination of their electromagnokinesis and regular infusions of the green serum derived from Der Soldats accelerated healing factor. As a result, they managed to live over 250 years of age until their deaths in 2012. This serum also appeared to heal their wounds and generally improve their health, giving them an enhanced healing factor and an immunity to toxins and diseases.
  • Phasing: Using electromagnetic forces, the Doctors were able to phase through solid objects by vibrating their cells at an enhanced frequency.
  • Memory Manipulation: The Doctors possessed the ability to manipulate the memories of others, which could be used to either prevent bystanders from perceiving them (as evidenced when they experimented on Kira on Route 115 and when they captured Corey and took him out of the hospital without anyone paying attention to what they were doing) or by erasing any memories of their experimentation from the Chimeras they created after the fact, as evidenced by Tracy Stewart, Hayden Romero, Corey, and others having no memory of their time with the Dread Doctors until they were informed of it.
  • Super Senses: The Doctors appeared to have an enhanced sense of sight, likely due to their ability to manipulate electromagnetic forces. This was demonstrated when they were able to find and kill Corey even despite the fact that he was using his ability of supernatural camouflage to blend into the ambulance against which he was leaning.
  • Illusion Casting: The Dread Doctors possessed the ability to inflict powerful illusions on others in the form of horrifying hallucinations, which were usually caused to weaken and/or incapacitate people who were interfering with their work. They used this ability on Scott McCall, Lydia Martin, Jordan Parrish, and Malia Tate in order to prevent them from fighting back when they captured Hayden Romero and Liam Dunbar.

Abilities

The Dread Doctors also possess a multitude of human abilities in addition to their supernatural powers. Because they are all physicians, they all are experts in the field of human medicine and are able to perform various procedures based on their specialties in surgery, pathology, and genetics. Additionally, The Surgeon in particular is very adept at creating scientifically-based objects and machinery that can be used for supernatural means, such as the modified mercury that turned humans with genetic chimerism into pseudo-supernatural Chimeras, the masks that harnessed electromagnetic forces, and the goggles that allow them to hone in on a specific frequency to locate a person.


Weaknesses 

  • Telluric Currents: The Dread Doctors, due to their powers of electromagnetic manipulation, were unable to enter buildings that were situated on top of powerful convergences of telluric currents, such as the convergence that runs under Eichen House. As a result, they were forced to overpower Kira Yukimura, a Thunder Kitsune, with a lightning bolt before luring her to Eichen House so that her presence and involuntary production of foxfire could temporarily disable the currents' effects on them and allow them to enter.
  • Ultrasonic Emitters: Because the Dread Doctors' powers were based on certain electromagnetic frequencies, they could be disabled by conflicting frequencies, such as the ones used by the Argent family in their ultrasonic emitters. This was proven when Gerard Argent used one of their emitters to prevent the Doctors from using their powers against him.

Equipment

  • Dread Doctor Masks: These masks harnessed electromagnetic forces and allowed them to gain their powers. One specific mask, created by The Surgeon, fell into the hands of Gabriel Valack, and it could allow the wearer the ability to see things no one else could see, though it was nearly always fatal to anyone who did not already possess electromagnokinesis like the Doctors did.
  • Modified Mercury: This substance was created by the Dread Doctors, allowing them to inject it into humans with genetic chimerism to turn them into pseudo-supernatural Chimeras. The Chimera would then be buried in the ground as part of an incubation process before being given one last injection that would be the last step in starting their transformation.
  • Green Serum: The Dread Doctors created a serum using the healing factor of an Alpha Werewolf known as Der Soldat that possessed miraculous healing properties. It could heal wounds, improve health, and extend the lifespans of those who were given regular injections of it, which the Dread Doctors used to stay alive for over two centuries. Its most impressive quality is that it can even resurrect the dead when injected into a corpse; it was used to resurrect Hayden Romero, Tracy Stewart, Josh Diaz, and Corey, all of whom had been dead anywhere from several hours to several weeks, though they did experience a darkening of their personalities as a result. The serum also allowed them to successfully transition into Chimeras, despite the fact that they had died because their bodies rejected the transformation.
  • Sword Cane: After the death of the Beast of Gevaudan at the hands of Marie-Jeanne Valet, Marcel stole the special pike she used to kill her brother, which contained wolfsbane and Mountain Ash in the steel and had been forged with her blood under the light of a full moon, and reforged it into a sword cane, which he kept for nearly 250 years in case he needed it to kill the Beast in the future.
  • Frequency Goggles: The Dread Doctors created a pair of goggles that had spikes, which would impale the soft tissue around the eye socket and create a bond with the wearer that would allow them to hone in on a specific frequency in order to locate a person. The Dread Doctors themselves used these goggles to keep track of all of their Chimeras, as they were each given a specific frequency during their transformation into Chimeras, and Theo Raeken allowed Malia Tate to borrow them so that she could use them to track down her mother, the Desert Wolf, a werecoyote who, like all supernaturals, had her own unique frequency as well.

Trivia

  • The Surgeon, who was the creator of the Dread Doctor group, was over 250 years old at the time of his death, though it is unknown how old the other members were and when they officially joined him.
  • If the stories in The Dread Doctors novel by Gabriel Valack are true, the Doctors possibly created numerous other Chimeras in other cities, including a town in the northeastern region of the United States known as New England.

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