A True Alpha is a shapeshifter who rises to alpha
rank solely on the strength of their character, their virtue and sheer willpower. Scott McCall
becomes such an alpha in the series and is the only one introduced in the series.
The True Alpha is the rarest form of alpha, shrouded in myth and is said to appear once in a 100 years.
A werewolf cannot rise to True Alpha rank if they ever kill someone.
A True Alpha's power can only be absorbed or taken by a beta of their own making.
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.