The title of the MTV series might have been Teen Wolf, but it didn’t only feature teenage werewolves. Throughout the show, many other shapeshifters made appearances as well as a host of other supernatural beings. From banshees to kitsune to the wild hunt, the series covered a lot of supernatural beings during its six seasons.
One supernatural creature not on the list? Druids don’t make the list because they aren’t technically supernatural. Though they have vast knowledge of the supernatural world, the Druids as we learn about them in the series don’t appear to have any special powers. Read on to see our rankings of the supernatural beings on this popular show, from least to most powerful.
10 Dread Doctors
Technically, the Dread Doctors were all human beings who managed to extend their lives. Obsessed with the supernatural, the trio of the surgeon, the pathologist, and the geneticist joined forces to experiment with supernatural creatures.
Their long lives were the result of a werewolf they experimented on, finding a way to use his accelerated healing for themselves. They’ve also found a way to seemingly phase in and out of reality, but certain sonic frequencies stop them in their tracks. While their science causes a lot of problems for Scott McCall’s pack, the Doctors themselves aren’t nearly as powerful as so many of the supernatural creatures in the show.
Created from a ritual involving bear bones and furs, berserkers used to be human. Their human side fades away as their animal instincts take over.
Technically speaking, berserkers are physically stronger than creatures like werewolves. That physical strength is the only advantage they have. They’re largely mindless soldiers by the time the animal instincts take over. Kate Argent, a werejaguar, is able to create and control them. Other werejaguars can also sense them coming before they appear, though the reason for the connection is never explained in the series.
Most of the supernatural creatures on Teen Wolf fall into the shapeshifter category. Werewolves, werecoyotes, werejaguars, skinwalkers, wendigos, and sluagh all appear on the show with similar abilities, but they’re all shapeshifters. The sluagh is likely the least powerful of the bunch. They can take on the appearance of lost souls. In their few appearances on the show, however, the audience never sees them exhibit any other abilities, or even physical strength. Werewolves, werecoyotes, werejaguars, and wendigos all have similar strength levels and abilities. The werejaguar appears to be the most powerful of the bunch with the ability to create and control their own soldiers.
Skinwalkers, however, seem to be the most powerful of any shapeshifter on the series. Though we don’t see much of them, this group has the strength and speed of the other shapeshifters. They’re also able to literally control the earth below them as they open the ground up and hide under the surface.
7 Thunder Kitsune
In Japanese lore, there are many types of kitsunes. Kira and her mother happen to be the thunder type for Teen Wolf.
Though a lot of what a kitsune can do isn’t explicitly defined in the series, both Kira and her mother have the ability to manipulate various forms of light and energy. They can even harness the power of lightning. Their power comes from their “tails,” which they can have up to nine of as they grow in strength. Kira’s first tail is symbolized by her sword, but the stronger she became, the more unpredictable her power. That’s why they don’t rank higher on the list. Inexperienced kitsune don’t have raw power they can use. They have to learn control first.
The Oni are demons that can be summoned by a more powerful supernatural being. They have no good or evil alignment, but are described as “unstoppable” by characters on Teen Wolf.
While that certainly seems to be the case when they take Allison’s life, the fact remains that their actions are not their own. The Oni are summoned and controlled by a powerful Kitsune on the series. They can, however, phase through walls and silence banshee screams, which is why they rank just outside of the most powerful five creatures.
Technically, the kanima is a variation of a shapeshifter, but because of the nature of the transformation, and their abilities, they deserve their own spot on the list. A person becomes a kanima when their body unconsciously rejects the bite of the werewolf due to identity issues. In the case of Jackson, it happened because he was unsure of who he was or where he came from. Jackson had to resolve his own issues with his past in order to become a werewolf.
That might sound like Jackson wouldn’t have a lot of power as a kanima, but the kanima is stronger and faster than the other shapeshifters. It also has venomous claws and a prehensile tail that can cause paralysis. Those who have been a kanima in the past can even still access that venom and tail as a werewolf later.
Hellhounds are a special type of supernatural creature. What we see of them in Teen Wolf isn’t their true form. Instead, hellhounds possess the bodies of those who already died.
The best example in the series is Jordan Parrish. Parrish doesn’t actually know he’s a hellhound for a long time, but his body carries out its duties of protecting the supernatural. Like another supernatural being, hellhounds can sense death coming. They also work to protect supernatural elements from discovery by destroying any evidence that they existed. Unlike most supernatural creatures, they can pass through mountain ash barriers, and they heal much more quickly from serious wounds.
It might surprise some Teen Wolf fans to see banshees ranked so high, but if there’s one thing that the series showed us, it’s that you don’t need claws and fangs to be powerful. Banshees, like hellhounds, can sense death coming. In most cases, they can’t do anything about it. As they hone their abilities and increase their power, however, they become better at unraveling their own cryptic visions.
Banshees can actually cross mountain ash barrier and are immune to many of the supernatural bites and venoms that harm other creatures. That alone makes them pretty durable. Banshees also have one ability that ranks them higher: their scream. Lydia Martin initially uses her scream simply as a warning mechanism, but it can also be used offensively. The scream can be directed to actually push objects and creatures away without Lydia having to get into the middle of a fight.
2 Ghost Riders
Like many of the supernatural entities in Teen Wolf, the ghost riders, or members of the wild hunt, used to be human. They exist outside of the normal dimension, and as a result, it seems a lot of the supernatural rules just don’t apply to them.
The ghost riders are able to enter and exit the normal dimension via their horses. Their abilities allow them to take people from reality and trap them in their train station. The biggest power, however, is their ability to remove people totally from existence. They aren’t just kidnapping people; they’re erasing them. It’s not clear how their power works, but all traces of a person, including all memories of them, vanish when the ghost riders take them. They’re the biggest disrupters of reality in the series.
The dark kitsune ranks as the most powerful of supernatural creatures in the show simply because it has more abilities than any of the other creatures seen on Teen Wolf. Despite being a variety of kitsune, it clearly has much more power than both Kira and her mother.
When the nogitsune uses Stiles as a vessel, it exhibits all kinds of new abilities no one else on the show has. He can induce mass hallucinations, travel extremely quickly, feed on negative emotions and chaos, as well as have the increased strength and stamina of a shapeshifter. Other supernatural entities in the series could be subdued in one-on-one fights. It took the combined efforts of all the supernatural creatures present in season three to defeat the nogitsune and save Stiles.