Alpha Shapeshifter

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Name Unknown
Actor Mitch Pileggi
Jared Padalecki
Jensen Ackles
Mark Sheppard
Dates Unknown - 2010
Location Purgatory; Crowley killed it by decapitating it.
Occupation Shapeshifter
Episode(s) 6.02 Two And A Half Men
6.10 Caged Heat

The Alpha Shapeshifter was the very first shapeshifter. It's sole weakness is iridium.

Powers and Abilities

The Alpha Shapeshifter is very powerful and is clearly more dangerous then a normal shapeshifter. According to common lore, it has a connection with all of its 'offspring' which allows it to locate them.

  • Like all Shapeshifters, it can revert and morph its body to match/resemble the appearance of other humans. It also doesn't shed its skin while undergoing a metamorphosis related process.
  • Like the Alpha Vampire, it's highly resistant to pain.
  • It possesses superhuman-strength.

6.02 Two And A Half Men

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Alpha Shapeshifter reunites with its child.

This shapeshifter starts gathering a following of its 'offspring' and is apparently reproducing with women by morphing into their husbands. When Sam and Dean rescue one of its children, the Alpha Shapeshifter storms the Campbell's compound and kills Mark Campbell, overcoming several gunshot wounds and tranquilizer darts, as well as a silver knife to the heart. It then reclaims the baby from Dean and leaves. This shapeshifter is able to transform in just a few seconds without shedding its skin.

6.10 Caged Heat

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Alpha Shapeshifter being interrogated by Crowley for Purgatory's location.

Crowley interrogates the Alpha Shapeshifter on purgatory's location. He threatens to kill the Shapeshifter's offspring that he currently has captured, but the Alpha Shapeshifter still refuses and tells Crowley that more shapeshifters would be produced if he killed the others. Crowley then reveals that Iridium, although expensive and rare, is capable of damaging and killing the Alpha Shapeshifter.