We May Have Already Met The Benefactor

by Keertana Sastry

Dead pools, teenage assassins, crazy mouthless men, and lots of money. That's what Teen Wolf 's The Benefactor has already given us in Season 4. We found out in last Monday's episode that The Benefactor has been employing people to kill supernatural creatures throughout Beacon Hills and Beacon County, all based on a hit list called the dead pool. The worst part about the dead pool? Pretty much all of our Beacon Hills Wolf Pack are on it. That's not the best news in the world. But the most intriguing thing about the dead pool that Teen Wolf revealed was that the cypher keyword that opened the first part of the list was actually a familiar name: Allison. And the second portion of the list was opened with another familiar name: Aiden. Could this mean that The Benefactor is not only someone who knows all about Scott's Wolf Pack and Beacon Hills' history, but also someone who we've met before?

If we're to assume anything on a show like Teen Wolf, it's that things are not introduced as coincidence. Everything is connected and everything is important. In fact, the last part of the list is probably going to be opened with yet another beloved character that has suffered an untimely death. Perhaps it'll be Erica or Boyd? With that being said, it seems more than likely that The Benefactor is someone we've met before. But who could it be? I have a few theories.

Araya Calavera

Not only is this head of the Mexican hunters looking for Kate Argent, she's also extremely dedicated to her cause: "We hunt those who hunt us." If that doesn't sound like someone who wants to kill off supernatural creatures who could potentially kill humans, I don't know what does. Plus, she seems to know everything about Scott and his pack, including somehow knowing that Scott would eventually turn someone into a werewolf, which he did with Liam. She's definitely someone to keep an eye on.

Gerard Argent

Not only did Allison's grandfather turn out to be quite the evil mastermind in Season 2, he was also hellbent on finding a way to survive and beat his cancer. Perhaps he thinks that by killing off supernatural creatures, he can find a way to harness their power? Or maybe he's just looking to continue his vendetta against supernatural creatures like he did when he was first introduced, especially if his favorite granddaughter was killed by something supernatural.

Peter Hale

It makes the most sense. He was Teen Wolf's first ever big bad all the way back in Season 1, and he swore to get his power/alpha status back at the end of the first half of Season 3. Why is it so impossible to think he would attempt to kill off more and more supernatural creatures to be the most powerful left?

Agent McCall

Okay, okay. Scott's dad is most likely not The Benefactor. But wouldn't that be a really interesting twist? Then if he gets destroyed, maybe Melissa McCall and Sheriff Stilinski can finally get together? That is my (sort of twisted) dream.

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