True Alpha

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A True Alpha is a canine werecreature who becomes an alpha solely by the strength of their character, their virtue and sheer willpower.


A True Alpha is the rarest kind of alpha, shrouded in myth and is said to appear once in a 100 years.


Supernatural Rules 

A werewolf cannot attain True Alpha status if they ever kill someone.


A True Alpha's power can only be taken by a beta turned by their own bite.



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In Season 3, Scott McCall's eyes, during situations of high duress but sheer determination, briefly turn alpha red. In Currents, Alan Deaton confirms Scott has the potential to become a True Alpha. 


In Lunar Ellipse, Scott rises the alpha rank by determinedly pushing through a mountain ash barrier, successfully breaking it, fully awakening his True Alpha power.