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Gerard Argent is a supporting character and main antagonist in Teen Wolf. He was the major antagonist in Season 2, and was a tentative ally to the McCall Pack in Season 3 and Season 5. Gerard is the brother of Alexander Argent, the father of Chris Argent and Kate Argent, the father-in-law of Victoria Argent, the grandfather of Allison Argent, and a descendant of Marie-Jeanne Valet and Henri Argent. Gerard, as an Argent, comes from a long line of Hunters who have made it their mission to protect humans from the supernatural. However, unlike most of his family, he is willing to use the supernatural if it suits his needs, which was evidenced throughout Season 2-- he convinced his son Chris to let his wife, Victoria, commit suicide after she was bitten by a werewolf, but had no issue with manipulating Scott McCall into forcing Derek Hale to give him the Bite to cure his cancer.
Unfortunately for Gerard, his plans to obtain the Bite failed when it was revealed that Scott had replaced his medication with pills full of Mountain Ash, which caused his body to reject the transformation. This forced Gerard to move into a nursing home for treatment, because though the Bite did seem to heal his cancer, his body began to produce black blood from most of his facial orifices, which seemed to cause him a significant amount of pain. He continued to suffer in this condition until Season 5, when his son Chris brought him a rare wolfsbane plant that appeared to fully heal Gerard after he ate it, under the condition that Gerard join him in assisting the McCall Pack in their fight against the Dread Doctors and the Beast of Gevaudan. The wolfsbane ultimately cured him of the bite, and kept him human.
Almost nothing is known about Gerard's life prior to his introduction in the series. He was born to two Hunters (with his father presumably being an Argent) and had at least one sibling, a younger brother named Alexander. In 1977, Gerard's brother was attacked and bitten by an Alpha werewolf during a hunt (who, according to Gerard, was Deucalion), which led to him committing suicide, as per the Argent Hunter Code, by shooting himself in the face with a shotgun in the Glen Capri Motel. ("Motel California")
At some point, Gerard seemingly married or had a similar arrangement with a woman who bore him two children; his firstborn son Christopher, and his second-born daughter Katherine. He raised both of his children in the Hunter tradition, where Chris learned to obey the Code like it was the law, while Kate took her father Gerard's very loose interpretation of the Code that allowed them both to essentially do whatever they wanted. In 1988, after Chris successfully learned all of the skills necessary to be a Hunter and graduated by forging a silver bullet as a testament to the Code, Gerard sent his eldest son to Japan for his first gun deal. However, he purposely kept the fact that Chris would be dealing with the Yakuza, or Japanese mafia, as he wanted to test his son's ability to improvise and survive under pressure. ("Silverfinger")
In the early 2000s, Gerard, accompanied by Chris and several other Hunters, returned to Beacon Hills to catch a werewolf (who happened to be a Beta in Ennis' original pack) who was accused of killing two of their own. Though Chris was insistent that they follow the Code, it was clear that Gerard intended to do things his own way. It was during this time that he learned about the Nemeton and its use by Celtic Druids. When Deucalion, concerned about the losses on both sides in the war between the Argent Hunters and the central Californian werewolves, proposed a truce, Gerard agreed to meet with him and his representatives at an abandoned distillery.
However, it was then revealed that Gerard had set this up as an ambush when he let off a great deal of wolfsbane fog that incapacitated both his own Hunters and the werewolves in attendance. After injecting himself in the leg with an antidote, Gerard grabbed a spike mace, which he first use to kill his own men, as he was angry that they, too, wanted to make peace with the werewolves, and he knew that the spikes on the mace would cause wounds that resembled a werewolf's claws so that he could later blame the ambush on Deucalion's pack. After killing his men, Gerard took out Deucalion's Betas while Deucalion himself crawled out of the distillery to get away from the wolfsbane fog. Gerard quickly caught up with him, and after Deucalion insisted he had a vision of peace, Gerard joked that it sounded "short-sighted" before stabbing him in the eyes with two flash-bang arrows, blinding Deucalion permanently, though he could see somewhat with his werewolf vision. It was this attack that led Deucalion to create the Alpha Pack, who would cause even more destruction in the years that followed. ("Visionary")
Throughout Teen Wolf
In Motel California, Gerard is revealed to be alive but he is still suffering from the effects of the rejected werewolf bite. Some good news did come from this, he claims his cancer is virtually undetectable; however, he's a medical mystery because the doctors can't figure out why his body keeps producing the black ooze. He gets a visit from his son, Chris but he's only there for information. Chris brings up the name Alexander Argent. He was a hunter that committed suicide due to his following the hunter's Code. He asks Gerard for the name of the Alpha who Bit him, Gerard replies, "Deucalion".
In Currents, Some time later, Chris comes back for more information on Deucalion but this time around, Gerard isn't so willing to answer. Chris leaves but not without first telling Gerard that he will tell him the truth. Shortly after Chris leaves, Allison enters. He says that he's not surprised that she's there, he's surprised that it took her so long.
In Visionary, Gerard receives a visit from Scott and Allison. In order for Gerard to answer their questions, he first wants Scott to take away some of his pain. He tells them that the Darach is committing human sacrifices in effort to destroy The Alpha Pack, he says its amazing the lengths one would go to defeat someone like Deucalion. Gerard tells them the story of what happened several years ago,he Dr. Deaton came to him and arranged a meeting between Deucalion and the hunters, he claimed that he wanted peace but Gerard wasn't buying it, he then references "the Scorpion and the Turtle". He tells Scott and Allison that the meeting was really a ambush but in actuality, Deucalion was really looking for peace and Gerard was looking for war, Gerard kills Deucalion and his pack along with killing his own men and then blaming it on Deucalion.
Gerard then follows Deuc out the distillery and eventually blinds him by shoving two flash bolt arrows into his eyes. However, Gerard later says while Deucalion lost his eyes, he's not always blind, he's able to see as a Wolf. Gerard says he often thinks about Scott, he wonders when it became his nature to believe most things couldn't be asked for but had to be taken but Scott doesn't believe him. He tightly grips Gerard's hand painfully and threatens to come back for Gerard if he lied, and innocent people get hurt because of it.
In Maid of Gévaudan,
In Apotheosis, he and Chris follow Jordan Parrish in their SUV as he pursues Sebastien Valet. Gerard says that he suspected that the pike use by Marie-Jeanne Valet had been forged into The Surgeon's cane and he was right, he adds that it'll be able to kill The Beast. After losing track of Sebastien, Gerard suggest that they stop chasing him and instead have him chase them. In the tunnels, he shoots Deucalion after learning that he and Scott made an alliance, he wonders how long they've planned it and then Chris explains they've been planning it around the same time he and Scott formed an alliance. Chris reveals that he knew Gerard only came back to immortalize his own name, then they pull their guns on one another and Chris shoots him in the arm but he is later patched up.
Gerard Argent is the typical run-of-the-mill psychopath. He has shown on many occasions to be absolutely ruthless, especially when it comes to his survival. When pushed to the edge, he is capable of doing the unthinkable, such as killing his own family. He threatened to kill his granddaughter Allison Argent if Scott McCall didn't give him what he wanted. Gerard even admitted to Chris Argent that he would kill his son if it meant his own survival. He's also proven the be very bloodthirsty, willing to leaving a trail of body if necessary, he does not discriminate, especially when it comes to supernatural creatures, regardless of size, shape, or age. Gerard can also be described as a master manipulator, he has a way of getting people to do whatever he wants done. He did this with both his daughter Kate and Allison. Gerard was able to corrupt both, getting each to work for him and see things his way.
Gerard is very old, due to his age he has pale and wrinkly skin, along with white hair and hazel eyes. He has short hair, infact he appears to be balding, only growing hair on the sides of his head while there isn't any in the middle. He is slightly above average height being 6'0. He is often known to wear button down shirts, often dark but occasionally he wears lighter colors as well. They typically have stripes or a plaid pattern, with this he wears darker colored pants or slacks.
He is a very experienced werewolf hunter. Gerard has been doing this for years, as he taught both is children the way of hunting. However, unlike his children, he doesn't seem to engage in hand to hand combat; whether this has something to do with his age or is just a preference is currently unknown. Regardless, he prefers to use long-ranged weapons like firearms or ultrasonic emitters to incapacitate his prey before then using closer-ranged weapons like a spiked mace or a broadsword to finish them off. However, his best skill is the power of manipulation, a skill at which he has demonstrated a strong talent. He has also demonstrated a talent in strategy and battle-planning despite the fact that, as a male member of the Argent Family, Gerard would have been trained to be a soldier rather than a leader/general like the women of the family.
- Ultrasonic Frequency Emitters
- Small Knife
- Various Handguns
- Gerard: Gerard is a masculine English, Dutch, Catalan, and Polish name. It is of Old German origin, derived from the Germanic elements ger, meaning "spear," combined with hard, meaning "brave, hardy;" together, this name means "strong and brave spear-wearer." The Normans introduced this name to Britain in the early 9th century, and it was initially more common than the similar name, Gerard, with which it was often confused. Variants of the name in other languages include: Gerhard (Ancient Germanic); Cai, Caj, Kaj (Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish); Kai, Kaj, Kay (Danish, Finnish, Frisian, German, Norwegian, Swedish); Gérard (French); Gerrit, Jorrit, Jurryt, Jurre (Frisian); Gerhard, Gerd, Gerhardt, Gert (German); Gellért (Hungarian); Gearóid (Irish); Gherardo (Italian); Gerardo (Italian, Spanish); Sjra (Limburgish); Geert (Low German).
- Argent: Argent is a surname with two known origins. The first is from the Old French argent, meaning "silver," likely used as a nickname for someone with silvery hair, as an occupational name for someone who was a silversmith, or as a topographical name for someone who lived near a silver mine. There are also several French towns and villages called Argen or Argent, particularly in Aude and in Bassey-Alpes, due to silver being mined there, so the surname could also be a locational name derived obtained by being a resident in those villages. The town name derives from the Late Latin personal name Argenteus or Argentius, meaning "silvery." Argent as a surname dates back to the late 12th century, and variations of the spelling include Argente, Arghent, Argentt, Argont, and Argontt.
- Unlike his daughter Kate and his granddaughter Allison, Gerard was not able to manipulate his son Chris.
- Gerard is a firm believer in survival of the fittest, at whatever cost.
- He had cancer until it was cured after being bitten by Derek Hale, though this bite was cured in Season 5.
- He is a massive hypocrite, claiming that all supernatural creatures should be put down regardless of whether they were innocent or vicious killers while at the same time plotting to become a werewolf himself to cure his cancer and using a Kanima to achieve this goal.