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|actor= [[Mitch Pileggi]]<br>[[Jared Padalecki]]<br>[[Jensen Ackles]]<br>[[Mark Sheppard]]
Unknown - 2010 |location= [[Purgatory]] ; Crowley killed it by decapitating it. |occupation= [[Shapeshifters|Shapeshifter]]|episodes= [[6.02 Two And A Half Men]]<br>[[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 an extremely powerful entity that is the father and leader of all shapeshifters. According to common lore, this Alpha has a connection or bond with it offspring which allows it to locate them.
Its strength greatly exceeds the strength of normal shapeshifters. *Its durability and threshold for pain are extremely high, and the only known material that can actually hurt it is iridium.* It can morph its body to match any human appearance. Unlike its children, it does not shed or peel while altering its shape.
6. 02 Two And A Half Men]]= =[[ Image:Alpha Shifter602. jpg|300px|left|thumb|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 [[Bobby John|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.
<br clear= "all">==[[6.10 Caged Heat]]==
[[Image:Alpha Shifter610.jpg|left|thumb|300px|Alpha Shapeshifter being interrogated by Crowley for Purgatory's location.]]
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. [[Category: Library]][[Category:Creatures & Spirits ]][[Category:Canon]][[Category:Characters]]