Now that’s interesting because Deucalion is the son of Prometheus and the father of humanity.
Also because Prometheus is analogous to Lucifer.
Let me tell you a story, it’s commonly accepted Prometheus was chained to the rock for giving humanity fire - that’s not how the old story goes. Prometheus taught humanity to cheat the gods - he told them to gather all the stuff they didn’t want from the cow in one bag with a good cut on top, and all the stuff they did want with the entrails on top in another bag, and let the priest choose how they would receive worship in the future, the priest immediately chose the bag with the good cut on top, revealing a bag of bones and hooves and teeth and eyes and shit
the gods were furious and asked why they dared do this and the humans went - it was him and pointed at prometheus
in other words prometheus gave them the wisdom to defy the gods - the greek equivalent of Adam eating the apple.
there are other stories of people seeking out prometheus to ask him his wisdom even as he was chained to the rock and what was prometheus’ amazing power - regeneration. He healed.
Now here’s story number 2
Prometheus’ son Deucalion (hence why in some narratives Frankenstein’s monster calls itself Deucalion) married a woman called Pyrrha and they lived happily amongst the humans, but the gods were pissed at the humans for reasons (mostly involving cow feet probably) and sent a flood, but Prometheus warned his son who built a boat just large enough for him and his wife and they survived the flood. When the waters receded Deucalion took a handful of rocks and threw them behind him and from those rocks a new better humanity emerged.
So we have two basic stories alluded to here - one of a character with amazing healing who taught humanity to reject the gods (remember the story of Lycaon who served Zeus human meat and was punished by being turned into a wolf) and one of his son who created a new better humanity in his wake
now we don’t know what the alpha pack wanted but it’s naive to think they were antagonistic, they were in bH for a reason and it included recruiting Derek, everything they did was to recruit Derek, it’s why they seemed like weak villains because they weren’t villains.
Remember we don’t say good vs evil, we say them vs us
so why did Deucalion build a pack of alphas, werewolves strong and battle hardened with no ties to reduce them, nothing that could be used against them. He was building an elite squad - it wasn’t hunters or he would have killed Chris, Allison and Gerard. Remember they lived in the same apartment building as the Argents… maybe it was to overcome this “benefactor”.
Prometheus was a titan, he helped humanity mostly to fuck off the gods, he didn’t do it because he liked them, and he gave them fire because it meant they had more time to defy the gods, and most of the humanity he touched were purged.
The equivalent story in christianity is god creating the flood to get rid of the nephilim, or the angel hybrid babies.
I might be taking it a bit far - but you can see the analogies I’m making can’t you here
I wonder if this “Benefactor” has anything to do with the beserkers coming into play this season? Could he be a person who gives knowledge to these “warriors” on how to become “less human” so to speak? I think that this would be a great way to reintroduce Deucalian into the plot of the season, as it also might explain why he sent Braeden to save Derek and Peter.
Back in season 2 Morrell asked Deaton if he was going to tell the kids what was coming and he chose not to…I wonder if they are still waiting for whatever that is.
I wonder too, “whatever” did seem bigger than just an Alpha pack.
I also have wondered why Deucalion would send Braedon to save Derek and Peter…. It had to be more than just repayment for Derek getting him his sight back… remember Deucalion was afraid of Scott becoming a true Alpha and once he discovered the possibility he set about trying to ensure that Scott could not fulfill that role… He failed and I wonder if (because Scott had become a true Alpha and Deucalion was alone at the time) he willingly left to regroup and bide his time… We know Deucalion knows many things given by the fact he knew the Twins could merge into one super-Alpha thing… We know he knew about Jennifer before anyone else and wanted to stop her… We know he was recruiting Derek into his pack of Alphas… we know he wanted Scott to kill or be killed… We know he wanted all of the emissaries from his and the other Alpha’s packs dead… the question is why??? we never received an answer as to why Deucalion did anything… we see him as the bad guy because he killed his betas, formed an Alpha pack, attacked our main characters, and caused havoc in Beacon Hills… but why did he do all of that… We know he killed his first beta because the beta attacked him when he was weakened - what if his other betas attacked and tried to overpower him because he was a blind man and they thought they would win and become Alpha themselves and he had to kill them - resulting in him gaining power… we still don’t understand how the Alpha Pack was formed… we have no idea of anything about them other than they are supposedly evil… but again - what did Deucalion want Derek for? Why would he go to such trouble to get Derek Hale into his pack? It was quite obvious that Derek was not a strong Alpha according to the show - but what if Deucalion wanted him because he could see the potential Derek had… Derek is willing to sacrifice himself for his pack. Derek is willing to do many things for his pack. But Scott is the one who will rise to great power. He will become a True Alpha… Why didn’t Deucalion want Scott in his pack as a True Alpha? It could be that Scott would be more powerful than Deucalion but I don’t see that as being the case… I think there is more to being a “True Alpha” than what we know and we are going to find out… Like Scott said to the Twins in 3B “I’m a True Alpha. You have no idea what I’m capable of.” - Foreshadowing anybody??? I will bet my computer on that there is more to be revealed about what a True Alpha actually is and what the nature they usually take is… Why are they so rare?? Why was the last True Alpha over a century ago??? What makes them so feared by other wolves (respected if you must but I don’t think the twins reacted with respect as much as a fear for what Scott would do to them. I also think Deucalion was acting out of a fear of what Scott could become). There is alot yet to be discovered and I hope we will learn more in time
We never did learn much about Deucalion’s motive, getting Derek and more Alphas was just a part of that plan but why did he need all of that power?? I’ve been saying that this “True Alpha” business isn’t a good thing and I stand by that, Deucalion obviously knows more about this than we do, and maybe that’s why he was so scared.
the only people who knew about the true alpha thing were deaton who was delighted, Deucalion who was disgusted and Peter who was proud
There is definitely more to this “True Alpha” thing than we know. So far we’ve seen that there is nothing “special” that comes from being a “True Alpha”. It may be latent ability and I’m sure it is but I’m willing to bet it is not good. Deucalion wanted it snuffed out and if a bad guy wants to eliminate something that obviously he fears? Not good.
I get this feeling that something huge is coming, and all these “bad guys” we’ve had aren’t going to compare or it will come to light that they were just preparing for the inevitable, like Deucalion and Peter.
That would make sense. Every season so far we have been given an escalating insight about the war on werewolves.
In S1 we assumed it was just a personal vendetta by Kate against the Hales, and with her gone, things would stabilise.
In S2, we learned things were out of balance, and we assumed it was largely due to the destruction of the Hale pack and Derek’s lack of training/aptitude as an alpha — the kanima, Scott refusing to join the Hale pack and then only doing so as a pretence, the Hale pack destroyed by hunters for the second time, but also some unsettling hints it was a bigger problem — a renowned hunter wanting the bite, the code being thrown out the window.
In S3A we learned (if any of Visionary is at all true) that the hunter genocide against werewolves has been going on for years — at least three generations of Argents along with other hunters taking part, and it has destroyed multiple packs who hadn’t broken the code, as well as created unbalanced supernatural effects like Darachs and alpha packs; and we also learned about the poisoned nematon — the beacon of Beacon Hills — which is a stump powered by virgin sacrifice (presumably, if Jennifer’s and Peter’s stories are true; and raising the question of who cut it down).
In S3B we learned that the supernatural people in and around Beacon Hills were already endangered and things were out of balance as far back as WW2. A 800+ year old kitsune was in a POW camp (How was she trapped there? Why didn’t she leave? And what’s her backstory? Why was she in America, and how long had she been there? What does her true face look like?); a werewolf was likewise locked up in the camp, raising similar questions (Where is her pack?); war crimes against them were committed by the military; and this is when the nematon seems to have been poisoned (Where was its guardian? What else had gone wrong in Beacon Hills to leave it unprotected?).
Assuming this is a deliberate theme, we should see another escalation which widens the scope of this story, revealing another slice of the puzzle about the supernatural war that’s taking place. Canon events are the final part of the causal chain, showing us specific examples of the breakdown of the supernatural balance. The show might have started with Kate breaking the code to kill the Hales, and all that’s followed as a result in S1-3. But the implication is that what we’ve seen in the canon timeline is just the tip of a much bigger iceberg. Basically the events of Beacon Hills have been a minor skirmish taking place in the context of a much bigger war. It seems the final battle might take place in Beacon Hills, though, now the nematon is re-powered.
So who started the war? And what are the sides? The implication is that the werewolves are on one side (the losing side so far), and some other supernatural beings have been caught in the crossfire (druids, banshees, kitsunes, the nematon). It’s not clear that anyone other than werewolves are the targets, though.
Which kind of implies maybe its Zeus who is still exacting his revenge on the werewolves, if not personally, then because his curse is still active. Zeus created hunters too, I think? Wasn’t one of Lycaon’s surviving human sons indoctrinated into becoming a hunter, and accidentally hunted his mother who was transformed into a bear (a beserker perhaps)? Aren’t the beserkers Zeus’s warriors in some versions of the mythology?
I need to brush up on the werewolf mythos.
But in any case, we have three competing werewolf factions in play right now:
1. The Alpha pack, assuming it still exists — a super-concentration of werewolf energy in a form which deliberately breaks the triskele balance. We’ve been given no reason for this, and so far I’ve ascribed motives like revenge and power hunger to Deucalion. But perhaps he actually has another motive, like preparing for war. That does raise the question of why he was interested in Derek/Scott in particular. It implies there’s something special one of them would add to the pack, or perhaps that they would endanger what he built.
2. Scott, the True Alpha, which clearly has some significance, perhaps because it fulfils something to do with Zeus’s curse or another prophecy. I’d hazard the guess the rise of a True Alpha might be signalling the end of werewolves, because Lycaon’s actions are redeemed by someone pure (which may just mean the breaking of the curse, and they become human, or it may mean something much more sinister).
3. The Hales — the guardians/kings of Beacon Hills, as currently embodied by Derek. Talia’s claws and the nematon have something to do with this, but I have no idea what, or why this faction is so different to the True Alpha. But I do think emissaries are going to be important here.
And that’s as far as I can go based on conjecture, guesswork, and the tiny spoiler. I’m prepared to be entirely wrong, obviously. :)