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This page is about the Alpha Löwenmensch and physics teacher, Garrett Douglas, who appears in Season 6. You may be looking for Garrett, a Deadpool assassin from Season 4.

"Power. The ability to control things. This metal has no power. It's small. Weak. Insignificant. Is there anything we can do to change that? Corey, whatchu got?"
"We can add electricity."
"Exactly. We turn this metal rod... into a magnet. Now it has power. Now it has influence... over others."
Garrett Douglas and Corey Bryant in Sundowning


Garrett Douglas, also known as Der Soldat, which in German means The Soldier, is a new teacher at Beacon Hills High School. However, that's not all he is, Garrett is also the Nazi Alpha Löwenmensch (a supernatural Wolf/Lion shapeshifter hybrid) who escaped from the tube in the Dread Doctors' lair. According to Theo Raeken, he fought in World War II. The Dread Doctors were using him as a way to extend their life span by siphoning off the Alpha power within his blood and other fluids. Garrett is seen several times throughout Season 5, inside the tube in the operating theater.

It was revealed that the green liquid inside the tube that Garrett was in possessed certain restorative properties. This unknown substance allowed Theo Raeken to bring back several of the other dead chimeras, thus creating his own Pack. It was never revealed if the green liquid only works on Chimeras or if it could be used to revive anyone. ("Status Asthmaticus")

As of Season 6, this character is said to be a charming new teacher at the school and he will pose a threat to the town. According to show writer, Jeff Davis in a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, the Alpha Nazi werewolf has a particular interest in the Ghost Riders coming to town. [1]

Early Life

Garrett is known as a Löwenmensch, a shapeshifter who is a hybrid of a wolf and a lion. It is unknown if he was born this species or if he was turned through a bite or other means, but at any rate, he was a supernatural as an adult while he served as a Captain (Hauptmann) in the Nazi German military under Adolf Hitler's Third Reich, specifically the Anherbe division created by Himmler to use the occult to win the war. It's possible that Garret was part of a secret Nazi occult experiment to hybridize lycanthropy with other animals, thus explaining how he became a Löwenmensch, although this was never confirmed. Garrett's obsession was with the Wild Hunt, as he intended to use them as an "unstoppable force" with which to win; however, though the Nazi Party was a means to end for his own agenda, the exact nature of which was never revealed.

When he led his squadron to a Rift in order to overpower and capture the Wild Hunt, the Ghost Riders appeared and started taking and erasing them all, one at a time. Garrett was one of the last ones standing and ran away out of self-preservation; though he did manage to escape being taken, he was struck in the back by one of the Ghost Riders' whips, which caused a shallow cut that had difficulty healing.

Seeking answers as to how to treat the wound, Garrett sought out the Dread Doctors in hopes that they could help him. However, they wanted him as a test subject more, so they injected him with their green serum before chaining him up, putting an oxygen mask on him, and putting him in a tank of the green serum. The serum mixed with his blood and the venom from the whip and was then reabsorbed through his tissues over the next seventy years that he spent in the tank, augmenting his Alpha Löwenmensch powers and giving him the additional strength of a Ghost Rider and a Dread Doctor. The Dread Doctors then continued to use the serum to extend their own lives in a form of pseudo-immortality while Garrett remained in suspended animation.

In 2012, when the Dread Doctors were killed by the recently-resurrected Beast of Gevaudan, Garrett saw his opportunity to escape and punched his way out of his tube before taking on the identity of a Physics teacher at Beacon Hills High School. ("Apotheosis"), ("Memory Lost")

Throughout Teen Wolf

Season 6

In Memory Lost, Garrett Douglas is the new Physics Teacher, explains to the class the basis of "Schrödinger's cat" through an elaborate illustration of a cat, elaborately drawn on the blackboard. All the young ladies in the class, and Corey are fixated on the attractive teacher’s every move. He calls on Hayden Romero to explain what the purpose of the experiment, she correctly explains that it illustrates the concept of quantum superposition, since light is both a particle and a wave until it is observed. The cat is both alive and dead until someone opens the box. Douglas informs them that the question of today’s lab is, does observing something changes its behavior or alter it's outcome? Then breaking then class up into groups of four.

In Superposition, Garrett catches Scott McCall as he attempts to break the combination lock on a locker door. He questions Scott, explaining that although he may be new to Beacon Hills High School, he's pretty sure that breaking into lockers are against the rules. Scott claims that he wasn't, however, he's aware of how it seems, so Scott decides to leave and go to class.

Garrett after a kill (3)

In Sundowning Garrett is teaching the lesson of power to the class, on how electricty can make a simple metal rod a powerful magnet, during this lesson Garrett experiences flashbacks to his time in the Dread Doctors' laboratory, revealing him to be Der Soldat, the Nazi Alpha Werewolf. Garrett begins coughing severely and leaves to go into a closet to inhale helium to alleviate his symptoms. Garrett later murders a janitor, tearing the back of his head out and consuming the pineal gland.

Personality

Not much is known but as a former Nazi, Garrett may have had racial prejudice towards others, however, Mason believed that the nazis were only a means to an end for Der Soldat as its revealed that he only wants a supernatural unstoppable army for himself, meaning he cares for no cause but his own.

As "Garrett Douglas" He portrays himself as a friendly and approachable teacher. Outside of the school, he is a serial killer, murdering others for their pineal gland and then consuming it, making him the only known werewolf to actually eat humans, even if only a part of them. It is unknown why he ate the pineal gland, it is possible that he believed he would gain something from it as the pineal gland is usually known as the "seat of the soul", it is later revealed that there may be some truth in it as by consuming a Ghost Rider's gland, Garrett was able to steal some of its powers.

Ghost Rider

After being turned into a Ghost Rider, his personality would have presumably been removed, hollowed out by the transformation process like his soul would have been.

Physical Appearance

Human

Garrett is considered handsome with most of his students being attracted to him, even those who already have partners.

Löwenmensch

Garrett's werewolf form is monstrous, being similar to Deucalion's but with Peter's skin tone. His brows are very angular and ridged, his cheek bones being prominent and his lips altered and darkened.

Ghost Rider

Garrett had an identical appearance to the other Riders but his coat had a red nazi band around the arm, the only thing that points to his former identity.

Powers and Abilities

Powers

Garrett presumably possesses the typical powers of an Alpha werewolf, though, as a rare Lowenmensch, he presumably possesses the powers of both a wolf and a lion. Chris Argent noted that the bite marks in Garrett's victims indicate a werewolf with an unusually strong bite force. After seventy years submerged in the Dread Doctors Green Serum mixed with his own blood and the Ghost Rider venom seeping from the wound he sustained from their whip, his powers were enhanced to levels never before seen in a typical shapeshifter. Despite being inert for years, Garret still had the strength to break free of the Dread Doctor's tube once regaining consciousnesses. Garrett has recently displayed tremendous strength as he was able to defeat a Ghost Rider effortlessly. Garrett was unaffected by a Ghost Rider's weapon and overpowered the Rider using just one hand in which he used to grab the Rider by its throat and killed it by using his powerful jaws to rip open the Rider's skull. The death of a Ghost Rider was previously believed impossible. However, despite Garrett's previous display of power, he did not seem as powerful as first portrayed when battling Scott McCall, as the latter was able to go toe-to-toe with him and still land punishing shots, though Garrett was still overpowering Scott.

After consuming the Rider's pineal gland, Garrett's eyes glowed a shade of green, indicating a change in him, he was given the abilities similar to a Ghost Rider, and was able to use their whips and control Jordan Parrish/Cerberus the Hellhound by speaking commands in German.

After losing control over the Ghost Riders, they begin to turn on Garrett after he tries to command them again. They surround him and Garrett morphs into a Ghost Rider. After this Garrett possessed all the powers of a Ghost Rider though its unknown if he retained anything of his original self.

Weaknesses

Garrett originallysuffered from typical Werewolf weaknesses but also suffered from breathing problems for unknown reasons. This caused him to rely on regular heliox treatments to alleviate his symptoms.

After being transformed, he may have lost his "werewolf" weaknesses.

Equipment

  • Ghost Rider Whip: After stealing the power of the Ghost Rider, Garrett is able to use the whip to erase people.

Etymology

  • Garrett: Garrett is a masculine given name that originates from an English surname, which itself is derived from the given name Gerard or Gerald. Gerald is a Germanic name meaning "ruler of the spear," from the Germanic elements ger, meaning "spear," and wald, meaning "rule," a fitting name for the character Garrett, who was an assassin whose weapon of choice was a double-blade-tipped spear. In America, the name Garrett means "defender," which is also an ironic choice for the character Garrett, given his line of work. The Normans brought this name to England during their conquest in 1066, where it died out in the Middle Ages (though it remained common in Ireland). The name was then revived in the English-speaking world in the 19th century.
  • Douglas: Douglas is an Anglicized version of the Scottish surname Dubhghlas, which means "dark river," derived from the Gaelic elements dubh, meaning "dark, black" and glais, meaning "water, stream, or river." Douglas was originally the name of a river in Scotland before it was adapted by a Scottish clan of powerful earls in the region of the same name in Lanarkshire, south of Glasgow. It has been used as a masculine given name since the 16th century, and was also used as a feminine given name in the 17th and 18th centuries.

Trivia

  • Garrett was a Nazi soldier in World War II and a member of their occult division, Anherbe.
  • It is possible that Garrett has surpassed Satomi Ito as the oldest known living werewolf due to being born prior to World War II.
  • Garrett is one of several teachers at Beacon Hills High School to be involved or at least aware of the supernatural world.
    • This is later revealed to be because he is a Löwenmensch, a werewolf/lion hybrid.
  • It was revealed in Blitzkrieg that Garrett wanted the wild Hunt for himself as his own Supernatural Army.
    • Dougals later reveals in episode Riders on the Storm, That he wanted Scott, Malia and Lydia in the army

Gallery

References

  1. Teen Wolf exclusive first look: Meet the Ghost Riders

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