There are apparently other groups of hunters still operating.
The Hunters' Code
The Hunters operate by a code that has yet to be fully explained.
The portions of The Code mentioned so far:
- They only hunt werewolves who do harm to humans.
- They do not kill younger werewolves, particularly children.
- They do not kill humans.
Not all members follow the code.
Prior to the beginning of Season One, Kate Argent violated the code by killing most members of the Hale pack, including humans, in an arson fire. She also tortured and tried to kill Derek Hale and then tried to get her niece Allison Argent to kill Scott McCall.
In Season 2 Allison's grandfather, Gerard, says the Hunters will no longer follow the code due to Kate's murder.
Introduced in Season 2, the Bestiary is a descriptive or anecdotal treatise on the various supernatural animals the Argent family have encountered or of which they have knowledge. Gerard keeps the Bestiary on a flash drive.
Kate shot Derek with a wolfsbane tipped bullet which almost killed him. (read more...)
Scott was shot by hunters on two occasions but at the end of Season one, the Argents seemed to have come to an uneasy truce with the young werewolf who is again dating their daughter. (read more...)
Chris Argent threatens Scott to stay away from Allison. Chris' father, Gerard, arrives for Kate's funeral. Later hunters capture a homeless Omega werewolf. Gerard slices him in half with a sword in violation of The Code. (read more...)
Victoria Argent and the hunters kidnap and torture the principal to force his resignation. They then place Gerard in charge of Beacon Hills High School. A hunter dressed as a sheriff's deputy is then dispatched to kill Isaac with a syringe filled with wolfsbane. Allison shoots him with an arrow and he is ultimately killed by Isaac Lahey. (read more...)
Chris begins training Allison as a hunter. He explains that males are fighters while the female hunters are the leaders. A hunter is killed outside the Hale House by an unknown creature. Chris takes his body to Dr. Deaton for an examination. (read more...)
Dr. Deaton explains to Scott that the hunters keep a record of all the creatures they've encountered. Gerard stabs Scott in the gut and threatens his mother. (read more...)
The hunters' bestiary says of the kanima: “Like the wolf, its power is greatest at the moon’s peak. Like the wolf, the kanima is a social creature but where the wolf seeks a pack the kanima seeks a friend.” (read more...)
Gerard installed CCTV cameras throughout Beacon Hills High School. Allison says a team of hunters constantly monitors all surveillance cameras, including ATMs and private security cams, throughout Beacon Hills. The hunters' bestiary is re-translated and now reads “Like the wolf, its power is greatest at the moon’s peak. Like the wolf, the kanima is a social creature but where the wolf seeks a pack the kanima seeks a master.” (read more...)
The hunters' bestiary is translated further giving more details about the relationship between the kanima and its master. (read more...)
Their weapons include guns, crossbows, knives, wolfsbane laced bullets, and "Flash Bolts". Flash bolts are little bombs attached to arrows that explode on impact blinding those nearby.
They also use an electroshock weapon. Similar to a cattle prod, it is mainly used to weaken werewolves since it causes them to revert to their human form.
A Medieval longsword that Gerard used in Omega is mainly used to cut the captured werewolves in half. It was almost used again in Battlefield to kill Isaac.
- Chris Argent (retired)
- Kate Argent (deceased)
- Victoria Argent (deceased)
- Gerard (missing)
- Allison Argent (retired)
- Bennett (deceased)