|Actor|| Mitch Pileggi|
|Dates||Unknown - 2010|
|Location||Purgatory; Crowley killed it by decapitating it.|
|Episode(s)|| 6.02 Two And A Half Men|
6.10 Caged Heat
The Alpha Shapeshifter was the very first shapeshifter. One of its few weaknesses 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. Unlike other Shapeshifters, however, it doesn't shed its skin while altering its appearance.
- Like the Alpha Vampire, it is highly resistant to pain.
- It possesses superhuman-strength.
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.
Crowley interrogates the Alpha Shapeshifter on purgatory's location. Crowley then reveals that iridium, although expensive and rare, is capable of damaging and killing the Alpha Shapeshifter. 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 beheads the Alpha.