The Alphas are a group of human werewolves.
They started out as a group made up of university students, who were taught about shapeshift into and being in wolf-form by Tera West, which, though might learn other spells, is their area of specialization.
In the seriesEdit
In Fool Moon, the Alphas are a group of leather-clothed computer geeks, formally led by Billy Borden and very close to mutiny. Tera West, however, is the real leader of the group. They are still learning, not very successfully, the ropes of lycanthropy, while attempting to help Harry Dresden to deal with Phillip Denton and his hexenwolves.
By Summer Knight, the Alphas are twelve people strong, and have changed from a motley group of geeky, gawky misfits to a band of well-muscled, competent and confident fighters. They now dress in easily discarded clothing and bear multiple scars, some of them vicious.
In "Something Borrowed",
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In Turn Coat, the Alphas are attacked by the Naagloshii. Kirby is killed and Andi Macklin is badly injured and in the hospital. Billy tells Harry he's not doing anything blind anymore. If he wants the Alpha's help, he needs to be better informed. Harry give him a CliffNotes version of the supernatural world with a promise of more later. The Alphas engage in the battle on Demonreach against the Grey Suits.
In Aftermath, the Alphas have disbanded, due to its members graduating from college; but Georgia and Billy Borden have married and Georgia is seven months pregnant. Andi Macklin and Marcy have come back to Chicago to keep her company, all three of them sharing ugly nightmares.
Word of JimEdit
When asked what happened to the other Alphas, the author responded: "Like happens with a lot of kids after college, they graduated and went their separate ways. Some of them wrote off the whole experience as the result of taking drugs in college. One ended up super religious. One ended up institutionalized. Given Kirby’s death, Billy is going to try to track down some of the group."
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Fool Moon, ch. 5
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Fool Moon, ch. 26
- ↑ Fool Moon, ch. 7
- ↑ Ghost Story, ch. 9
- ↑ "Something Borrowed"
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 Fool Moon, ch. 28
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 7.2 Summer Knight, ch. 22
- ↑ "Day Off"
- ↑ Turn Coat, ch. 11
- ↑ Turn Coat, ch. 30
- ↑ Turn Coat, ch. 38-43
- ↑ Aftermath
- ↑ Ghost Story, ch. 9-10
- ↑ Jim Butcher 2009 Independence signing