One of my favorite T.V. shows is Supernatural. I loved the pilot episode, but the one that reeled me in was season 1, episode 2- “Wendigo.” I grew up in northern Minnesota and remember reading the Native American legend of the Wendigo, so this one hit home for me. From that point on I was hooked. Supernatural has a very rich lore when it comes to the creatures they hunt and how to kill them. For this post I am going to focus on the monsters that have been seen up through season 10.
They still follow the lunar cycle and usually only hunt during the full moons. They seek the sustenance of human hearts to keep them satisfied, but they can be sustained on animal hearts.
The only way to kill a werewolf is with silver. The boys use both silver bullets and silver knives. In the case of Madison they use a silver bullet.
Now when hunting a werewolf you may want to keep in mind that even when there’s not a full moon, they can still transform and hurt you, so best to be on your guard.
There are two other things I want to cover while in vampires. The first being "Alphas." All monsters came from "Eve." She is considered the mother of all monsters. The first generation of offspring for each type of monster is known as the Alpha. The monsters we see today are but shades of their original selves. The first generation monsters are far stronger and superior to the average ones you fight nowadays. The Alpha vampire shows up most often of all the Alphas in the series and is still currently still out there. The Alpha vampire has insane speed and strength. To capture him it took a whole team of hunters take him down, but then he managed to escape.
When hunting shapeshifters it is important to pack plenty of silver, whether in knife or bullet form. Even touching silver to their skin will cause it to burn. You can also tell if someone is a shifter by looking through a video device; their eyes will glow!
When first released, the black serpentine shapes of the Leviathan sought out host bodies. Once in a host body they have complete control over it. The Leviathans appear to have a hierarchy; having one Leviathan in control of the rest. For the TV show, that Leviathan is Dick Roman. We never learn if the Leviathans have another name other than the one of the host that they take over. Their favorite food is humans, however they will consume other things -even other Leviathan.
There are very few ways to deal with Leviathan because, for all intents and purposes, they are immortal. Spraying them with Borax can slow them down. This will cause an acidic reaction, but this only slows them down for a short time and does not kill them. If you decapitate them, you can stop them for a short time but their body will try and fuse itself back together. So, if you decapitate one, separate the body and head by burying them miles away from one another. Witchcraft can slow them down but will not destroy them. The only way to for sure kill one is to use a god weapon (the bone of a righteous mortal washed in the blood of 3 beings (a fallen angel, the king of hell, and an Alpha monster). But it should be noted that all god weapons have consequences and this particular one will suck the person wielding it into Purgatory. A Leviathan can kill another Leviathan by consuming them or putting a bib on them. Once a Leviathan has a bib on them they will consume themselves, leading to a very gruesome end.
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