|“||We're predators. We don't have to be killers.||”|
Werewolves are the predominant supernatural species in the Teen Wolf universe, and they were the first supernatural creature to be introduced in the series. They are shapeshifters who have the ability to transform from an ordinary human appearance to a partially-lupine form that includes glowing eyes (which are either gold, blue, or red depending on rank or other factors) pointed ears, mutton chops, wickedly long and sharp claws and fangs, and a ridged brow. In rare cases, werewolves can also have such advanced shapeshifting abilities that they can actually turn into a real wolf, or can transform into a large, monstrous, bipedal wolf-man.
In the supernatural community, being a werewolf is considered a gift, but it is a gift that has a cost-- because a werewolf's powers are derived from the moon, the full moon will cause their abilities and emotions to be so heightened that many lose control of themselves, which can cause death and destruction if not handled properly. For this reason, all newly-turned werewolves need to be trained in order to resist the urges that the moon forces upon them, which will allow them to remain in their human form unless its absolutely necessary to change.
In order to be a werewolf, one must either be born to at least one werewolf parent or be bitten (or, in some rare cases, deeply scratched) by an Alpha werewolf in order to change from a human to a werewolf. However, these methods are not guaranteed to be successful; children of werewolves have been known to be born completely human, and in many cases, the Bite has actually killed their human recipients rather than transform them into werewolves. Also, in one known case, a daughter of a werewolf, Malia Tate, inherited her mother's werecoyote heritage instead of her father's, and in other cases, several former humans who were turned by an Alpha have become other kinds of shapeshifters, such as a Kanima in Jackson Whittemore's case (albeit temporarily) and a werejaguar in the case of Kate Argent.
A werewolf is strongest when in a pack with one Alpha (who is the leader of the pack) and at least three Beta werewolves total, which constitutes a basic pack; in most cases, there is usually a defined hierarchy within the pack. The Alpha draws power from their Betas, and vice-versa, which makes them stronger, more mature and more effective in battle. Werewolves without a pack are known as Omegas, who are generally regarded as weaker and easier to defeat and/or kill than their Beta and Alpha peers, who have packs to back them up, though this is not always the case. There are enough werewolves in existence that the community even has its own culture, which includes legends and folk tales passed down through the generations, mystical rituals for certain events, and societal protocols for how to deal with intense situations, such as how to respond to the death of one of their fellow packmates.
Little is known about the genesis of the werewolf species, though Gerard Argent has claimed that the first werewolf was supposedly Lycaon from Greek mythology, along with his fifty sons. According to the legend Gerard told, Lycaon, who was among the Greeks who worshiped the Titans rather than the Gods of Olympus, invited Zeus to a feast at his home, where he attempted to trick him into eating human meat. Zeus was so enraged by this prank that he cursed Lycaon and his sons by turning them into wolves. From there, Lycaon and his sons sought out the Celtic Druids, as they were rumored to have a gift for shapeshifting and Lycaon hoped that they could help them undo the curse.
Though the Druids were unable to remove the curse, they were able to help Lycaon and his sons shift back and forth from human form to werewolf form. Due to their assistance, some Druids elected to work with a werewolf pack, helping them maintain their humanity and guiding them through their lives as lycanthropes, which led them to become called Emissaries. It is unknown if this legend is actually true or if it is simply a work of fiction, but regardless, Druid Emissaries continue to act as advisers to Alphas and their packs in real life to this day, though in most cases, only the Alpha knows who the Emissary is. Those who are known to be or have formerly been Emissaries to werewolf packs are Alan Deaton (formerly the Emissary to the Hale Pack and the current Emissary to the McCall Pack), Marin Morrell (the Alpha Pack), and Jennifer Blake (Kali's original pack).
In the mid-18th century, the most famous and monstrous werewolf in history, the Beast of Gevaudan, began to ravage France, reportedly killing anywhere from 100 to 500 people before it was finally slayed by a human villager, Marie-Jeanne Valet, who eventually became the progenitor of the Argent line of werewolf hunters.
One of the most well-known werewolf families is the Hale family, whose bloodline is known to go back several centuries. Their most notable Alpha was Talia Hale, who possessed the rare ability to shapeshift into a true wolf, a trait that was also inherited by her eldest daughter Laura (who had inherited her Alpha spark upon Talia's death) and her only son Derek (who managed to evolve to full-shift despite only being a Beta at the time).
There is a relatively strong culture among the international community of werewolves, particularly those who are born, which, for most, includes the belief that their lycanthropy binds them all together as family. For this reason, peaceful packs often see each other as siblings, regardless of their blood ties. and older, more experienced werewolves tend to take it upon themselves to protect and teach those who are recently turned how to adapt to their new lives; for example, Derek Hale told Scott McCall that they were now brothers after Scott had been bitten by Peter Hale, and Scott repeated the sentiment to Liam Dunbar after Scott had given him the Bite. In a similar vein, the sight of the dozens of werewolves from Satomi Ito's pack who had been killed by a modified form of canine distemper brought the typically-unemotional Derek to tears out of sadness for the loss of so many fellow werewolves.
Despite the camaraderie between werewolves of all bloodlines, they are still a predatory species, and battles among and within packs for either political or territorial reasons are not uncommon; this was evidenced by the conflict between the Alpha Pack and the Hale and McCall Packs in order to convince Derek and Scott to join them. However, alliances between packs to fend off a common enemy is also a frequent occurrence, particularly when it involves Werewolf Hunters.
For example, the Hale Pack, Deucalion's original pack, Ennis' original pack and Kali's original pack all gathered in Beacon Hills to determine how they would react to the Argent Hunter family going after the werewolves in the region in the early 2000s. Because of the threat the werewolves face from the Werewolf Hunters, all werewolves are trained to know what to do if they are confronted by Hunters-- fight their way out, hide somewhere away from the rest of the pack so as to not lure the hunters to their den, and heal. This puts enormous pressure on the individuals in the werewolf community to do everything possible to learn control over their transformations so they don't risk exposing themselves to the human population and hunters alike.
There are several rituals used by werewolves that are unique to their species that can be used for various effects. One is a memory manipulation ritual that is typically only performed by Alphas, due to the amount of control and experience necessary to do it without paralyzing or killing the person whose memories are being accessed. To perform the ritual, the Alpha (or an especially experienced Beta, in rare cases) stabs the back of the target's neck with their claws, piercing their spinal cord and making a metaphysical connection to their minds. In most cases, this ritual is used to search through a person's memories and see specific events so that the werewolf can experience a particular memory through the target's eyes, especially in cases where the target has been through a trauma and cannot reliably recall what happened on their own, or when their true memories have been mystically manipulated in some way. This can also work in the reverse, as well, with the werewolf performing the ritual to share their own memories with the target, such as when Peter Hale shared his memories of the Hale House Fire with Scott in Co-Captain.
However, some especially skilled Alphas can also use this ability to suppress or entirely remove memories, such as when Talia removed her brother Peter's memories of his daughter Malia Tate's existence. Because of the amount of risk involved, this ritual, regardless of their intent, is usually performed on supernatural creatures with accelerated healing abilities who can recover from the damage much more quickly than regular humans. However, the ritual has, on several occasions, been done to Banshees, though in Lydia Martin's case, this caused her to become temporarily catatonic, since the person who performed it on her was an inexperienced Chimera who did not perform the ritual correctly.
Another ritual, which, unlike the previous ritual, can only be performed by Alphas, is one that can transfer their Alpha "spark" to a dying Beta in order to heal them, at the cost of their own Alpha powers. When performed, the Alpha absorbs the Beta's pain to the point that the ill Beta absorbs the Alpha power, allowing them to enhance their preexisting healing factor to a high enough level that they can overcome their illness or injury. This ritual has only been demonstrated once in the series, in Season 3's Alpha Pact, when Derek gave up his Alpha powers to heal his younger sister Cora from the mistletoe poisoning inflicted upon her by Jennifer Blake. It is possible this ritual can also be used to voluntarily transfer Alpha power to another Beta in a method similar to a king or queen abdicating a throne, though this has yet to be confirmed in canon.
Finally, there is one last ritual that can allow a werewolf to communicate with the spirit of a deceased werewolf, though this is a risky ritual that is not commonly done. To do this, a werewolf needs the claws of the deceased werewolf in question, along with another werewolf who is willing to push the claws into their cuticles to act as the conduit. The assisting werewolf will then pierce the back of the other werewolf's neck with the claws of the deceased in a modified form of the memory-sharing ritual, which will mystically form a connection with the deceased's spirit inside the main werewolf's mind. Derek Hale performed this ritual with Peter Hale's assistance and Talia Hale's claws, which allowed him to talk to his mother, who informed him that the Hales not only lived in Beacon Hills, but they protected it.
Because a werewolf gains their power from the moon, full moons (and especially on supermoons, when the full moon is even closer to the Earth than it normally is) are when they are at their strongest. However, this also means that their animal instincts and heightened aggression are at their peak as well, which makes them much more likely to lose control and harm or kill someone by accident. This makes werewolves vulnerable to exposure and also makes it easier for them to be captured or killed by hunters, which is why hunters do the majority of their hunting on full moons when werewolves are most likely to make a mistake. Due to this risk, most werewolves are trained to control themselves on a full moon, typically by using an "anchor" to help them retain their humanity.
An anchor can be a person, a relationship with a person, an emotion, an object, a mantra, or even just their own sense of self. For example, Scott McCall's anchor was his relationship with Allison Argent until several months after they broke up, when his anchor became his own willpower; Derek and Peter Hale's anchors involve focusing on their anger, rage, and hate; Isaac Lahey's anchor is the memory of his father before he became abusive; and Liam Dunbar focuses on not transforming by distracting himself with music on his iPod, though his friendship with Mason Hewitt has also been shown to help him regain control.
Werewolf packs may also have their own methods of training their Betas to maintain control over their lycanthropy. For example, Talia Hale used a sacred object to the Hale family, a Triskelion medallion, in combination with the mantra "Alpha, Beta, Omega" as a tool to help her daughter Laura gain control, and attempted to use it for Derek as well, with little success. Similarly, Satomi Ito's pack recites a Buddhist mantra to help them stay human-- "Three things cannot long be hidden: the sun, the moon, the truth." To them, the meaning of "the truth" is the fact that werewolves themselves are inherently violent creatures, and they must remember that truth in order to keep themselves under control to prevent unnecessary violence against others.
Until werewolves gain full control of their transformations on full moons using their anchors, they are typically restrained in some way to prevent them from running wild, loose and attacking people. Ideally, this involves locking the wolf in a secured room, like a boiler room, which has a strong enough construction to withstand the werewolf's heightened strength; another method involves tying them up with large amounts of heavy chains, though this is not always strong enough to keep a full-moon-crazed werewolf at bay and is not ideal for long-term use. Werewolves who already had anger issues prior to being turned, such as Liam (who was diagnosed with intermittent explosive disorder before he was bitten by Scott) can often have a much harder time learning to control their shifts than the majority of werewolves because a werewolf's anger is already heightened to begin with, and it is usually the trigger for an involuntary transformation. As a result, Liam took around eight months to finally learn control over his shifting on full moons as a result of his pre-existing anger issues, while other shapeshifters such as Scott, Isaac, and Malia only needed two or three full moons to finally get a handle on it.
Supermoons, or full moons that are especially close to the Earth, only make werewolves even stronger and more bloodthirsty and aggressive than on normal full moons; they can feel the effects strongly even during the day when exposure to moonlight is at a minimum, increasing the amount of time during this moon phase that a werewolf must work to resist the moon's influence.
Conversely, a lunar eclipse will suppress a werewolf's powers for the duration of time when the moon is in the earth's umbral shadow, which usually lasts between ten to twenty minutes. During this time, a werewolf will essentially be human, making them vulnerable to hunters or anyone else who may try to take advantage of their lack of powers. Jennifer Blake, also known as the Darach, attempted to use a lunar eclipse to kill Deucalion, a Demon Wolf who ordinarily was far too strong for even her immense powers to defeat.
Werewolf Packs and Hierarchy
The majority of werewolves belong to a pack, due to being social creatures who also benefit from the additional power they gain from the support of their packmates. However, even those werewolves who chose to remain alone still respect the werewolf hierarchy, which breaks all werewolves down into three different groups, as listed below.
Alphas are physically the strongest of the werewolf species, and are typically the leaders of their respective packs. Alphas are distinguishable by their glowing crimson-red eyes, and their abilities are exponentially greater than those of most Betas and Omegas; not only do they possess immense individual power, but they also draw on the shapeshifters in their packs as well, giving them additional strength with every Beta they turn or have join their pack. In addition, there are many different kinds of Alphas who take various forms, which are outlined below and sourced from the Argent Bestiary (released at 2014's San Diego Comic-Con and with the Season 4 DVD set). Werewolves can gain the rank of Alpha in several different ways, including by inheritance, by killing another Alpha and stealing their powers (which is one of the most common methods), or, in extremely rare cases, by ascending due to sheer force of will. It has also been implied that it is possible for werewolves to be voluntarily given someone else's Alpha powers as well.
Alphas are the only werewolves who can turn a human into a werewolf via a bite or a deep scratch, and they also have the ability to use their Alpha roar to force Betas and Omegas into submission or motivate them; for example, Scott used his roar to allow Isaac to remove a trap on his foot in More Bad Than Good, and a second time to help Liam resist the electric shocks of the Eichen House orderlies in Amplification. The injuries they inflict on lower-ranking werewolves takes much longer to heal than a normal wound would because of the additional power they possess. Shapeshifting-wise, an Alpha can either assume the form of what is a typical description of a lycanthrope-- a large bipedal wolf with human-like qualities-- or, in rare cases, the actual form of a wolf. However, the latter is not always limited to Alphas or even real werewolves; for example, Derek Hale evolved to full-shift into a wolf despite being a Beta in Smoke and Mirrors, and Theo Raeken, the Dread Doctors' first Chimera, was able to full-shift into a wolf due to the combination of his werewolf and werecoyote genes despite not even being truly supernatural.
Despite Alphas having advanced shapeshifting abilities, most Alphas don't often shift into their full form, preferring instead to merely change their faces like Betas.
Regular Alphas are the most common kind of Alpha werewolf, and usually describe one who has obtained their status by killing another Alpha in battle. Most have a werewolf form that is only slightly more animalistic than their Beta form, but their abilities are significantly greater than the average Beta.
Full Wolf Alphas are much less common than Regular Alphas, though they have similar physical abilities such as super strength, speed, agility, and healing. Unlike Regular Alphas, however, Full Wolf Alphas can transform into an actual wolf in addition to their human and werewolf forms. These Alphas have so far only been seen in the Hale Family by Talia and Laura Hale. Interestingly enough, Derek Hale was only able to achieve a full wolf shift several months after he had relinquished his Alpha status, and is the only Beta werewolf on the series to have demonstrated such an ability, excluding Theo, who is a Chimera and thus not a true werewolf.
Twin Alphas are also an uncommon occurrence. They are twin werewolves who have the ability to form one extra-large werewolf by merging their bodies together, though they maintain a double spine to accommodate their separate spinal cords in order to control their body. When the Twin Alphas are in their individual forms, they don't have the ridged brow and sideburns that other werewolves have when partially transformed; instead, they only have the red glowing eyes, fangs, and claws. The only Twin Alphas introduced in the series have been Ethan and Aiden, who apparently possessed their ability to merge into one werewolf even before they became Alphas, this merging ability gave them the power to to kill their former Alpha, essentially allowing them to share the spark that gave them this power. However, after their neck was snapped by Jennifer Blake while in their merged form, the Alpha part of them died, even despite their individual survivals, which not only demoted them back to Omega status, but also prevented them from being able to merge together again.
Beast Alphas are somewhat similar to Full Wolf Alphas in that they have a more advanced shapeshifting ability than Regular Alphas, but instead of becoming true wolves, Beast Alphas become a humongous and monstrous animal form, though they retain their human four-curve spine in order to stand upright if necessary. Beast Alphas are also typically very powerful in their beast form and in one case required the use of Molotov cocktails to defeat. Known Beast Alphas are Peter Hale (during his brief time as an Alpha). Scott McCall almost transformed into one during a battle between the combined McCall and Ito Packs and the Deadpool assassins.
Augmented Alphas are an uncommon kind of Alpha who choose to become exponentially more powerful by killing and absorbing the mystical power from their own Betas. The knowledge of this ability doesn't seem to be common amongst werewolves, and even Deucalion, the first known Alpha of this kind, admits to having learned it by accident. So far, the only Augmented Alphas introduced in the series are members of the Alpha Pack, which was led by Deucalion, who proclaimed himself to be the "Alpha of Alphas". Deucalion is so powerful that even the Darach, who had sacrificed nine different humans in a Druid sacrifice ritual to gain the power necessary to defeat him, was unable to use telekinesis on him. In his wolf form, Deucalion's skin turned blue-black with thick fur and gained more muscles, and his forehead and the bridge of his nose became very ridged.
The Alpha Pack, with the exception of Deucalion (who, due to being blind, had eyes that were always red and clouded until in wolf form, where his entire eye, from pupil to sclera, glowed bright red), had different eyes to the simple crimson irises that regular Alphas have; instead, Ennis and Kali had even darker red eyes with dark black rings around the irises. However, it is possible that they were merely transforming their eyes more than usual, as Ennis possessed these eyes before killing his Betas, and Scott's red eyes became larger with black around it when almost transforming into the beast form. What makes an Augmented Alpha more dangerous than a "regular" Alpha is that they can collectively possess the power of an entire pack due to absorbing and collecting the powers of their slaughtered Betas. The act of killing their own Betas seems to corrupt them, as Deucalion was previously described as a visionary who sought peace, and insisted to Derek that only killing one of his own Betas would be enough to make him want to voluntarily kill the rest, suggesting that that doing so can make an Alpha crave more and more power. Known Augmented Alphas besides Deucalion are Kali and Ennis.
True Alphas are rarest of their kind, and only appear in the werewolf world once every century at most, to the point where there is only one known True Alpha in the entire history of the series. True Alphas are Beta werewolves whose virtue, strength of will, and connection to their humanity is so great that they can literally will themselves to ascend to Alpha status without inheriting or stealing the power from another Alpha.
Because they literally produce their own Alpha "spark," it cannot be stolen by any werewolf unless they were personally bitten and turned by the True Alpha in question-- if a Beta who had no relation to the True Alpha succeeded in killing them, they would remain a Beta. Only one True Alpha, Scott McCall, has appeared in the series thus far, and since he has only turned two Betas, Liam Dunbar and Hayden Romero, they are the only two people known to possess the power to take his Alpha spark.
The difference between a "normal" Alpha and a True Alpha is simply how they become Alphas, other than that they are the same and like all Alphas, they can shift into a beast form. Scott once briefly took on a more monstrous, beast-like appearance during a battle with Deadpool assassins.
Beta werewolves are werewolves who belong to a pack and who are one rank below an Alpha werewolf. Betas are usually loyal to their Alphas and to each other, and will defer to their Alpha's judgment in most cases, though there have been instances when a Beta has risen to the occasion and killed their Alpha due to lack of confidence in their leadership or out of thirst for power. Beta werewolves possess the same supernatural abilities and physical characteristics of the average werewolf, including a pronounced brow, sideburns, fangs, and claws. However, Beta werewolves' eyes can be either one of two colors: gold, or blue. Betas with blue eyes are believed to be werewolves who have taken an innocent human life, whereas Betas with gold eyes have not. The strength level of Betas' powers can vary as well, with some Betas, such as Liam Dunbar, who has intermittent explosive disorder, being much more physically strong than their peers due to channeling their anger into augmenting their raw strength.
Omega werewolves, also known as "lone wolves," are werewolves who do not belong to a pack. There are many reasons why a werewolf may not have a pack, such as being kicked out or abandoned by their former pack, being the sole survivor of a pack who had been killed by hunters or other supernaturals, or, in rare cases, having chosen solitude over the security of a pack. Because werewolves are naturally drawn to be in packs due to the additional power they gain from it, Omega werewolves are known to be the weakest and are extremely vulnerable to hunters. In some rare instances, such as with Ethan and Aiden, Omegas will technically run with a pack without fully being a Beta within it; Ethan once described their status in their first pack as being "the bitches," as in the wolves who are the last to eat and who are always at the mercy of the Betas and Alphas above them. However, aside from traveling or living alone, Omegas are physically indistinguishable from Beta werewolves-- they will still have either gold or blue eyes (and, on rare occasions, Alpha red) and will have the same general werewolf form as any other lycanthrope. Since an Omega is a lone wolf, any Alpha without a pack could technically be considered an "Omega" but would certainly not be as weak.
Sebastien Valet, who was in fact the the Beast of Gevaudan, referred to himself as a Demon Wolf, claiming that drinking rainwater from a wolf's paw print is what gave him his powers. Whether the term is accurate or not is irrelevant, as the Beast itself has demonstrated that even in the past, it was not a typical werewolf in the least. The sole similarity Sebastien had to regular werewolves was the ability to transform partially into a werewolf with glowing blue eyes (indicating he has taken innocent human life), retractable fangs and claws, along with the physical powers of super strength, speed, agility/reflexes, durability, and accelerated healing. He also implied that he was immortal and unable to be killed with conventional weapons, though this may solely be because he originated in the 18th century when weaponry was not as sophisticated. It was later revealed that there was at least one object that could kill him-- a pike whose steel tip was mixed with wolfsbane and mountain ash before it was forged with the blood of his sister, Marie-Jeanne Valet under the light of a full moon.
Otherwise, his shapeshifting abilities are completely unique, as instead of transforming his body into a partially or fully lupine form, he summons shadows from the earth and wraps them around himself until he has grown into a nine-feet-tall, enormous, muscular beast-like wolf with red veins protruding from his skin and bone-like spikes coming from his elbows and knuckles. When his spirit was resurrected by the Dread Doctors, it was put into the body of a genetic Chimera named Mason Hewitt, who then gained all of the abilities that Sebastien previously possessed and was slowly subsumed by Sebastien until his body literally transformed into Sebastien's former visage. However, since energy and life force cannot be totally destroyed, Mason lived on inside of him and was ultimately rescued by the McCall Pack, specifically Lydia Martin, who used her Banshee scream to shout Mason's name and force Sebastien out of Mason's body. Deucalion, an Augmented Alpha, has often been referred to as "The Demon Wolf," but this is merely a nickname, whereas Sebastien as the Beast of Gevaudan was literally a demon-wolf.
Powers and Abilities
A werewolf possesses the following powers. The strength of their individual powers are generally based on their rank. In terms of the hierarchy, Alphas are the strongest, followed by Betas, and then Omegas at the weakest end of the spectrum. An Alpha Werewolf possesses additional powers.
While incredibly powerful, Werewolves possess a number of weaknesses which can be exploited.
|Scott McCall||Alive||Bitten||Wolf Moon||Red|
|Scott McCall is a bitten werewolf, Turned by Peter Hale. Scott is also a True Alpha and leader of the McCall Pack, a pack that is truly unique and unlike any other known pack due to the fact that it is not solely composed of werewolves, it was revealed that Scott is a rarity in that he was a True Alpha, a Beta whose virture, character, and strength of will allowed him to rise to the status of Alpha without killing or stealing the powers of another. Because True Alphas are so rare that they do appear more than once every century or more, this has caused many supernaturals and pseudo-supernaturals to come to Beacon Hills to either attempt to steal his power or to use it for their own ends.|
|Derek Hale||Alive||Born||Wolf Moon||Blue|
|Derek Hale is an Evolved Werewolf, He was born into the legendary Hale family and their equally-respected Hale Pack. His mother was the renowned evolved Alpha Talia Hale, though his father's identity and species remains unknown at this time. He left Beacon Hills after losing most of his family in the Hale House Fire that was set by Kate Argent but returned when his sister was killed. he soon becomes an alpha after he killed his uncel, Peter Hale. Derek would soon give up his alpha status to save his sister Cora|
|Isaac Lahey was turned by Derek Hale, He was a student at Beacon Hills High School and a member of the lacrosse team who was horrifically abused by his father, Mr. Lahey, whose preferred punishment for Isaac was locking him in a freezer in the basement when he "misbehaved." Because he felt powerless his entire life, Isaac very much enjoyed the strength he gained from lycanthropy Isaac was the first to officially join Dereks pack. Upon seeing that Scott McCall was a different kind of werewolf than what he had experienced, one who wanted to use his powers to do the right thing and help others,Once Scott became an Alpha Isaac joined the McCall Pack, becoming one of Scott's first Betas despite having not being bitten by him.|
|Cora Hale is a born Werewolf, She is the daughter of Talia Hale, the younger sister of Laura and Derek Hale, and the niece of Peter Hale also the Cousin of Malia Tate. She was eleven years old at the time of the Hale House Fire She was also one of the two sole survivors. Believing her entire family to be dead, Cora fled to South America where she settled down with a werewolf pack there. she soon heard rumor of her family survived that she immediately traveled back to Beacon Hills, only to be captured by The Alpha Pack and locked in the vault of First National Bank for three month as leverage against Derek, who they sought to recruit to their ranks. After escaping and reuniting with her brother Derek and uncle Peter, and the event od season 3. She return to her former pack in South America, since Derek's return to Beta status meant that the Hale Pack was essentially disbanded.|
|Peter Hale||Alive||Born||Wolf Moon||Blue|
| Peter Hale is born werewolf apart of the legendary Hale family he also the brother of the renowned and very respected Alpha Talia Hale, whose power and authority Peter was always jealous of and coveted. He was one of two survivors of the Hale House Fire, but suffered third-degree burns on at least 75% of his body, This experience caused Peter to be overwhelmed with madness,However, after six years, he finally healed enough to kill his niece Laura and absorb her Alpha power, He then started getting revenge,Peter then gave the bite to Scott McCall,He was ultimately killed by Derek
he manipulated Lydia Martin into performing a ritual to resurrect him. It was later revealed that he resented his former Beta Scott McCall for having the True Alpha powers that Peter believed he did not deserve, and he attempted to kill Scott. After forming a bond with his daugther, he becomes an ally to the pack
|Liam Dubar is a bitten werewolf turned by Scott McCall, After being attacked by a Wendigo he was given the bite in order to save his life. He reveals to Scott I.E.D, which made it difficult to control his anger. However, Derek Hale informed Scott that LIam was one of the strongest Betas he had ever seen at That age as a result of his anger empowering him. Liam has finally managed to control himself on full moons and seems to be able to use his abilities to great effect,|
|Vernon Boyd||Deceased||Bitten||Ice Pick||Gold|
|Boyd is a Bitten werewolf turned by Derek Hale, he immediately joins Dereks Pack becoming Derek's final Beta He was also a loner who often sat in solitude at lunch. Because of this loneliness, Boyd eagerly accepted Derek Hale's offer of the bite and successfully transitioned into a werewolf, Because of his immense strength and quiet intelligence, Derek seemed to consider him his second-in-command, bringing him with him to deal with matters such as talking to werewolf hunters,When the threat of the Argent hunters became too great to handle, Boyd and Erica informed Derek that they were leaving his pack to find another However, when they left by the Alpha Pack, who kept them both hostage along with Cora Hale. He was devastated by the death of Erica at Kali's hands, but managed to be rescued . he was killed by Kali, Ethan and Aiden, who used Derek's claws to impale Boyd's chest after he had been weakened by electricity|
|Erica Reyes||Deceased||Bitten||Ice Pick||Gold|
|Erica was turned into a Werewolf by Derek Hale,She was astudent at Beacon Hills High School, and like her close friend Boyd, she was a loner due to her appearance and her epilepsy,This led her to happily accept Derek Hale's offer of lycanthropy, and once she was bitten and successfully became a Beta werewolf, her epilepsy was cured and her appearance became even more glamorous. However, just like with Boyd, Erica became overwhelmed with the constant threat of death, both from the hunters and from the Kanima, which led her and Boyd to make the decision to leave the pack in favor of finding a new one in a safer locale. Unfortunately, she and Boyd were captured. by the Alpha Pack. she grew tired of captivity and attacked one of the Alphas, Kali, who easily slaughtered her and left her to die in front of her friends and fellow hostages.|
|Jackson Whittemore||Alive||Bitten||Wolf Moon||Blue|
|Jackson was the first to be turned by Derek Hale, Jackson grew up to be entitled, arrogant, and extremely self-absorbed, he strove to become the best at everything he tried. After Scott McCall became a werewolf,he vowed to find out what the cause of Scott's impressive athletic abilities at any cost. When he learned Scott was a werewolf, he blackmailed Scott into helping him become one as well, Jackson then went after Derek, who had recently killed Peter and become an Alpha. Derek decided to give him the bite, hoping that it would end up killing him. though Jackson didn't transform into a Werewolf ,he had actually transformed into a Kanima, a shapeshifter considered to be a mutated version of a werewolf,Fortunately for Jackson, the Beacon Hills supernaturals were able to successfully turn him into a real werewolf. It was later revealed that, while Jackson is now a Werewolf, he is still part Kanima and has retained some of his former abilities.|
|Talia Hale||Deceased||Born||Wolf Moon||Red|
|Talia Hale was a born werewolf she is the former Alpha of the Hale Pack and the matriarch of the Hale family. She was the mother of Laura, Derek and Cora Hale, the sister of Peter Hale and The aunt to Malia Tate She was a well respected Alpha in the supernatural community due to the fact that she possessed the rare ability to fully shift into a wolf,an ability that is extremely rare. As a result, she became an adviser to the werewolf community, and other Alphas looked to her for guidance in tough situations. Though she died before the start of the series, she has always been implied to be extremely powerful, wise, and benevolent, and she strongly believed that being an apex predator didn't mean that werewolves had to be killers. According to Peter, everyone wanted to be in her good graces, which sometimes led to werewolves doing her favors in exchange for her support.|
|Laura Hale||Deceased||Born||Wolf Moon||Red|
|LauraHale is a Born werewolf, Before the Hale House Fire, Laura was an active member of the Hale Pack and appeared to be her mother Talia's second-in-command, After the fire, Laura presumably inherited the Alpha spark from her mother after her death, and she and Derek fled Beacon Hills, ending up in New York, After being drawn back to Beacon Hills she was attacked and killed by her uncle, Peter, who killed her and took her Alpha powers in order to heal himself of his severe burns from the fire. Laura Hale was a evolved Alpha, which seems to imply that she was just as powerful as Talia was.|
| Brett Talbot is a born werewolf, just like his younger sister Lorilee, and, like Derek, Laura, and Cora Hale, his family also perished in a fire that left himself and Lorilee orphans. They were both eventually taken in by Satomi Ito, who also welcomed them into her werewolf pack. As members of the pack, Brett is a Buddhist who uses the "sun, moon, truth" mantra to help him maintain control.
During the Deadpool, Alpha Scott McCall, along with the members of his pack, protected and defended Brett and the rest of Satomi's pack from the assassins. From then on, Brett would later assist Scott and his allies and dealing with the Chimeras and later the Beast, In Season 6 Brett was targeted by amateur hunter Tamora Monroe, being poisoned and hunted by her and Gerard Argent. He, along with his sister are hit by a car and killed shortly after.
|Lorilee Rohr||Deceased||Born||Wolf Moon||Gold|
|Lori is the younger sister of Brett Talbot, who is her only surviving blood relative after the fire that killd her family. Like Brett, Lorilee is a Beta in Satomi's Pack and is one of the youngest members, though she seems to have complete control over her transformations. Lorilee was first introduced as a target on the Deadpool hit-list, she worked with the McCall Pack to keep them all safe from assassins. She is also a very good fighter, as she was able to hold her own in a fight against the Thunder Kitsune Kira Yukimura,onsidering her lack of fighting skills during the Deadpool, it is likely that Satomi taught her packmates how to fight and defend themselves in case something like that ever happened again. She and her brother arelater killed b hunters|
|Demarco Montana||Deceased||Unknown||The Benefactor||Gold|
|Demarco was a Beta in Satomi's Pack, He delivered a keg to the party being thrown at Lydia's family's lake house on the night of a full moon. When he saw his tires had been slashed, he briefly lost control, only regaining it by repeating his pack's mantra, "the sun, the moon, the truth." Unfortunately, he was then attacked and killed by the young assassin named Violet, who used her thermo-wire garrote to decapitate him before snapping a picture and receiving his bounty of $250,000, revealing that she and her boyfriend/partner Garrett had purposely ordered the keg to lure him to the party to kill him.|
|Carrie Hudson was a young, Beta in Satomi's Pack who was first introduced as a name on the Deadpool hit-list One night, she found herself being hunted by Violet at Beacon Hill High School, who had used her thermo-wire garrote necklace to cut off Carrie's right hand. Despite only having one hand, she managed to use her claws to defeat Violet before escaping, running into Garrett, who was driving his SUV and who pretended to be a fellow shapeshifter being pursued by Violet. Carrie made the mistake of believing this story and got into his SUV, where he locked the doors and used his weapon of choice, a forked blade, to stab her to death, allowing him and Violet to collect her bounty.|}|
|Satomi Ito||Deceased||Bitten||The Fox and the Wolf||Red|
|During World War II, Satomi Ito was rounded up by the American government and sent to Camp Oak Creek, an internment camp for Japanese and Japanese-American people that was created out of fear that they were secretly spies. While there, Satomi was apparently bitten by an Alpha and was forced to learn control while essentially imprisoned with hundreds of other fellow people of Japanese heritage. She made friends with a fellow internee, Noshiko Yukimura, a Celestial Kitsune hiding her own supernatural nature in the camp, and became known for playing the Japanese strategy game Go, which she used to keep herself calm and prevent herself from transforming.
Unfortunately, Satomi's true nature was revealed one night after a riot broke out in the camp following the revelation that several MPs and the camp physician had been selling the medications meant for the campers on the black market for extra money, an act that led to many people in the camp dying of pneumonia due to lack of antibiotics. During the riot, Satomi was pistol-whipped across the face by an MP named Merrick, which healed in front of everyone's eyes as her irises began to glow gold and her claws and fangs extended. Overwhelmed by rage and her transformation, Satomi grabbed a lit Molotov cocktail from a fellow internee and threw it at the car where the guilty physician was hiding and attempting to escape, hitting Noshiko's lover, Corporal Rhys, and causing his body to burst into flames. He ultimately died from his wounds, since the physician had also sold the morphine, and the guilt of having taken the life of one of the few Army soldiers willing to defend the internees changed Satomi's life forever.
Sometime afterward, she became an Alpha, likely by killing another Alpha and taking their power, and she eventually became a Buddhist who preached peace unless absolutely necessary. She also began building a pack that would eventually include Demarco Montana, Carrie Hudson, Reed Schall, Brett Talbot, and Lorilee Rohr, among dozens of others, who she taught to learn control by using the mantra, "Three things cannot long be hidden-- the sun, the moon, the truth." She also, like many Alphas, became close to Talia Hale, with whom she would visit and drink wild purple reishi tea. However, though she promoted the idea of peace and non-violence, she was not opposed to "using her anger" when the situation called for it, such as when she fended off numerous assassins who attempted to kill her (and the rest of her pack) in order to collect her bounty of $10 million dollars. In the aftermath of the Deadpool, Satomi continues to reside in Beacon Hills, though, according to Brett, she has not been recruiting out of fear of drawing more unwanted attention to her supernatural status.
Season 6B "Pressure Test", Tierney and Jiang, the last two Buddhist werewolves of Satomi's pack told Theo that Satomi was dead and they were without an Alpha and a pack. Later in the episode, both Buddhist werewolves confessed to Scott and Liam that Satomi was killed by hunters. According to Jiang, Satomi did not want to fight back while they were on the run for two days. As both Jiang and Tierney hid in the storm drains, Satomi tried to reason "talk" with the hunters but the hunters were not interested in talking and she was eventually killed. According to Tierney, Satomi died so that Jiang and Tierney could keep running.
|Kincaid once served as a henchmen for Yakuza boss, Katashi, better known as "Silverfinger". He was sent to meet with Isaac Lahey for the gun exchange. He was very open about his status from the beginning, displaying his claws right in front of Isaac, another werewolf. After explaining the true story behind the gun, he and Isaac get into a confrontation, Kincaid delivers Isaac to his boss, but then lets him go. After his master was killed, he went searching for his prostetic finger that housed a small scroll worth a lot of money. Unfortunately, the McCall Pack was in search of this same scroll, they defeat Kincaid and take the scroll from him.|
|Several years ago, Deucalion was believed to be a man of vision, he only wanted peace between the werewolves and the hunters, he even had a meeting arranged to settle their differences. However; this meeting did not go as a planned, it was a set up, organized by Gerard Argent, a bloodthirsty veteran werewolf hunter, after killing Deucalion's Pack members, he blinded Deucalion. From this moment on, Deucalion was a changed man, after being challenged by one of his betas for role as alpha, he soon learned that he could steal their power by killing them, he proceeded to do this with all his Betas, this was the first step towards forming The Alpha Pack. After convincing Ennis, Kali and The Twins to join the pack, he returns to Beacon Hills in effort to convince Derek Hale and Scott McCall to join his pack, he failed to accomplish this, but after losing his pack, he did make two allies in the form of Scott and Derek. He later helped saved both of them, Derek after being captured by The Calaveras and Scott during his battle with Theo.|
|Marco was Deucalion's Beta, possibly his second in command, he accompanied Deucalion to the summit in Beacon Hills after one of Ennis' Beta's was killed by the hunters. Marco questioned why they'd kill him, he believed that the young naive Beta killed one of the hunters firts, and Marco was right. After learning that his Alpha, Deucalion was blinded during the meeting with the Argents, Marco felt he was no longer fit to run the pack. So, he challenged Deucalion; however, he lost the fight and was ripped apart.|
|Kali was once the Alpha of her own pack; however, she was convinced by Deucalion to kill her Betas and her Emissary and join The Alpha Pack. Kali was given the task to force Derek into joining pack, after the death of Ennis, she went after Derek even harder, believing that he was the cause of Ennis' demise, she even forced him to kill one of his Betas, she gave him until the next full moon to make his decision or she'\ll kill everyone; however, Kali would never get that chance. It was later revealed that Kali didn't kill her Emissary, she merely left her on the ground to die but Kali didn't finish the job. This was later proven to be a poor choice, due to the fact that her Emissary would come back and try to kill her, along with the rest of the pack. During the night of the Lunar Eclipse, Kali faced off with her Emissary, Jennifer Blake one last time, this battle did not end as well for Kali as Jennifer was empowered due to the sacrifices she has done and she uses this power to kill Kali.|
|Prior to his death Ennis was a member of The Alpha Pack, before that he was an Alpha of his own pack. Several years ago he came to Beacon Hills during an Alpha summit, in attendance was Kali, Deucalion and Talia Hale. The hunters killed one of his Betas, because of this Ennis was out for blood, he wanted revenge, Deucalion attempted to talk him out of this but he failed as Talia was in agreement with Ennis, she believed it was his right. Soon after losing one of his Betas, he was given the opportunity to make another by Derek Hale, he wanted Ennis to turn his girlfriend into a werewolf. Ennis agreed because he assumed he would be doing a favor for Taila and back then everyone wanted o be good with Talia. Years later, Ennis along with the rest of The Alpha Pack returns to Beacon Hills in order to get Derek Hale and Scott McCall to join their pack. Ennis failed in taking out Derek which lead to a very serious injury in which he would likely to survive. However, Deucalion had something else in mind, he killed Ennis in effort to force Kali to go after Derek even harder.|
|Ethan and Aiden Steiner||Alive/Deceased||Bitten||Tattoo||Blue|
|Ethan and Aiden are twin brothers that were once apart of a vicious and dangerous werewolf pack, they considered themselves to be the "bitches" of the pack, they were at the bottom, that is until they met Deucalion. He showed them how to merge their bodies into one, after learning this skill, the twins ripped apart their pack, saving The Alpha for last, he was begging for his life when the twins killed him as well thus turning both of them into Alphas. They then joined The Alpha Pack. After arriving to Beacon Hills, Ethan was given the task of keeping an eye on Danny Mahealani and Aiden was given the task of keeping an eye on Lydia Martin as the Alphas knew that one of them would be very important to Scott. However both of the twins appeared to have taken their jobs too seriously as they both grew attached to their assignments. The twins took part in numerous antagonistic acts while in town such as killing Boyd and kidnapping Isaac and Erica. However, after losing their alpha spark, the ability to merge and the alpha pack was killed off, the Twins stayed in town hoping that they could join Scott's pack because they'd never make it as Omegas, especially after all the enemies they have acquired. They occasionally worked with the pack but Scott turned them down multiple times as far as being members. In their final battle against the Nogitsune, Aiden was killed by an Oni.|
|Hayden is teenage girl from Liam's past. She was an old enemy from middle school that Liam accidentally punched in the face during a fight with another student. Since that day she has held a grudge against him. However, after discovering that she was a werewolf/Werejaguar chimera, Liam, along with the rest of the McCall Pack, leap in to action to help her and fix their relationship protecting her from the Dread Doctors. However, they failed in doing so and Hayden died but she was later resurrected by Theo Raeken and she is recruited by him to join his pack of Chimeras.
Upon Hayden's resurrection, her personality had darkened and she was loyal to Theo out of gratitude for bringing her back. She initially believed that Scott couldn't protect anyone from the threat of the Beast of Gévaudan and stayed with Theo even after told by Liam Theo was only a "psycho". Hayden continues her relationship with Liam as their love for each other was the only thing that felt right to her, acting like an anchor for her original personality. After taking Deucalion's cryptic advice to help Liam and the McCall Pack, Hayden has her humanity restored and realizing Theo's true nature, she pledges her loyalty to Liam, Scott and their pack. After being attacked by Sebastien Valet Hayden gets "the bite" from Scott McCall in order to save her life thus turning her into a real werewolf and making her Scott's second beta.
There are also a handful of Chimeras-- humans with two sets of DNA who have been turned into hybrid creatures with supernatural powers with scientific means, and who are thus not technically supernatural-- who have at least partial werewolf genetics. As a result, though they are not real werewolves, they may have some or all of the abilities of a werewolf, including their shapeshifting abilities (golden or blue eyes, claws, fangs, etc), enhanced physical abilities such as super strength and healing, and/or the ability to take pain.
Known Part-Werewolf Chimeras
When Theo originally arrived in Beacon Hills, he pretended to be a real Beta werewolf in order to get close to Scott McCall and infiltrate his pack. At first, it seemed he simply wanted to avoid being an Omega, but it was eventually revealed that he was, in fact, a Chimera with both werewolf and werecoyote traits who wanted to kill Scott, take his Alpha powers, and become a real werewolf before taking the McCall Pack as his own. However, when Liam (who, at the time was Scott's only bitten Beta and thus the only person who could take his Alpha spark) failed to kill Scott, Theo was unable to steal Scott's powers by killing Liam, and he became so enraged that he killed Scott out of anger. He then used the Dread Doctors' green serum to resurrect four of the dead Chimeras (Hayden Romero, Tracy Stewart, Josh Diaz, and Corey), who then became known as the Chimera Pack, with Theo as their self-proclaimed Alpha.
Unfortunately for Theo, Scott was resurrected through CPR from his mother and the power of the supermoon, and his pack remained on guard for another betrayal from Theo while they also tried to defeat the Beast of Gevaudan. One by one, Theo's "Betas" began to defect, either by helping the McCall Pack or by simply no longer wanting to help Theo, leading Theo to fight back by killing and absorbing Josh and Tracy's powers for his own, gaining the ability to secrete Kanima venom from his claws and to control and absorb electricity in the process. However, he was ultimately defeated by the McCall Pack, with help from the Skinwalkers, who dragged him through a large sinkhole in the earth. His fate is currently unknown.
Belasko, an extremely strong werewolf-Chimera with glowing blue Garuda talons was sent by the Dread Doctors to kill Scott McCall. He attempted to steal both Jordan Parrish (a Hellhound, though this was unknown at the time) and Scott's powers, but was ultimately unable to do so due to the nature of their powers (a True Alpha's powers cannot be stolen by anyone but the Alpha's bitten Beta(s), and Hellhounds are immune to many supernatural powers). Scott was then able to gain the upper hand and snapped Belasko's arm in multiple places, along with ripping the talons off of one of his hands, before giving him the opportunity to run rather than continue fighting. Belasko chooses to run, which ultimately leads to his downfall, as the Doctors killed him due to his failure to kill Scott. After being stabbed in the chest with The Surgeon's sword-cane, a flock of crows flew out from inside of his thorax.
Tracy was a senior at Beacon Hills High School who had no memory of being turned into a Chimera due to the Dread Doctors' ability to manipulate memories. After she read Gabriel Valack's novel The Dread Doctors, a tool to help recall suppressed memories, she began getting such horrifying flashback-hallucinations of her repressed memories that she transformed into a partial-Kanima and went on a killing spree, which included her father and the man who was driving the van in which her father was a passeger. She then went after Natalie Martin at the Sheriff's station, where she gravely injured Lydia and had to be incapacitated by Malia Tate until she finally came to. Once she did, the Dread Doctors appeared and killed her with an overdose of the modified mercury that made her a Chimera, stating that "her condition was terminal."
Her body was then taken to the Nemeton by the Hellhound (Jordan Parrish), where she remained until she was brought back to life by Theo Raeken as a member of his new Chimera Pack. After her resurrection, she became a much darker and more sociopathic person, relishing in how powerful she now was and feeling no empathy toward the people she hurt. She was Theo's most loyal "Beta," and acted as his lieutenant until Theo killed her to steal her Chimera powers.
Werewolf-Werejaguar; failure (formerly)
Hayden is a high schooler and former enemy of Liam Dunbar due to a rivalry they'd had since childhood. However, when it was revealed that she had been turned into a Chimera due to the fact that Hayden had two sets of DNA from receiving a kidney transplant several years prior, the McCall Pack leaped into action to help her, and she began a romantic relationship with Liam. Like the other Chimera failures that occurred after Theo's transformation, she ultimately died due to her body rejecting the transformation, but she was almost immediately resurrected afterward by Theo Raeken, who sought to add her to his ranks in his Chimera Pack.
Like the other Chimeras, Hayden experienced negative side effects of her resurrection, though the result did make her powers stable and usable. Due to Hayden's werejaguar side, she was able to sense another chimera who happened to be part Berserker. Her relationship with Liam acted as an anchor of sorts that allowed her to return to her former personality. Upon realizing that Theo cared for no one but himself, Hayden pledged her loyalty to the McCall Pack, fighting with them in their battle against the Beast. However, she was gravely injured by the Beast to the point where even her Chimera healing ability would be unable to save her, leading Scott McCall to give her the bite to prevent her from dying. She successfully transformed into a real werewolf, losing all of her Chimera traits in favor of true werewolf powers.
Lucas was described as being a shy young gay teenager prior to his Chimera transformation, but afterward, his powers led him to become more sexually and physically aggressive. As a result, he used his new retractable scorpion stingers to inject his boyfriend Corey with scorpion venom, which caused him such agonizing pain that not even morphine could relieve it. Lucas then went to Sinema, where he began hitting on fellow gay teenager Mason Hewitt, eventually making out with him and extending his stingers in an attempt to do to him what he did to Corey. Unfortunately for him, Mason was saved at the last moment by Brett Talbot, and Brett and Lucas ended up fighting in the club. After a team effort between Scott McCall, Kira Yukimura, Liam Dunbar, and Brett, they were able to knock Lucas out, and they were about to take him to Dr. Deaton when the Dread Doctors showed up and killed Lucas with a crossbow, once again claiming that his condition was terminal and that he was a failure.
- Though most packs in the series have been fully composed of werewolves, this is not a requirement-- for example, the McCall Pack is famously known for including a variety of species, including an Alpha werewolf, a Beta werewolf, a Beta werecoyote, a thunder kitsune, a banshee, and a humans, along with a large network of supportive allies.