Elena Michaels

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Elena Antonov Michaels
First appearance Bitten
Last appearance 13
Created by Kelley Armstrong
Information
Nickname(s) Ellie
Species Werewolf
Gender Female
Occupation Journalist
Title Pack Alpha
Spouse(s) Clayton Danvers (husband)
Children Logan Nicholas Danvers (son)
Katherine Natalya Danvers (daughter)
(both born in September, 2004)
Relatives
  • Jeremy Danvers (father-in-law)
  • Antonio Sorrentino (pack brother)
  • Nicholas Sorrentino (pack brother)
  • Karl Marsten (pack brother)
  • Logan Jonsen (pack brother)

Elena Antonov Michaels (born September 22, 1968) is a ficational character in the Women of the Otherworld series. Elena is a pack werewolf who was bitten by her lover Clayton Danvers. She marries Danvers and they have two children: Logan and Katherine (nicknamed Kate). Elena becomes Pack Alpha, after Jeremy Danvers steps down.


Characterization[edit]

Early life[edit]

Elena's parents died in a car crash in 1973. She then moved from foster home to foster home. At first the foster mothers chose her for her pretty blond hair and blue eyes. After they realized they couldn't take care of a child as traumatized as Elena was, she was sent to another foster home. Due to the trauma she suffered, she refused to talk and spent many nights screaming. As she grew up, the foster fathers took notice of her for her innocence. They tended to come to her at night and sexually abuse her. As she reached her teen years she toughened up a lot and started running and track and field. She realized that they couldn't reach the Elena that was inside of her. They never touched her after this since they realized she was no innocent child anymore.

Physical appearance[edit]

Elena is described as being a slender, tall woman with a "werewolf's typically athletic build", standing at around 5'10. Furthermore, she has blue eyes and white-blonde hair that is mid-back length. It is stated in the books that Elena has not worn makeup since the 1990s, but despite this she has "wholesome good looks" and people have stated that if she made an effort to fix herself up, she would be very beautiful. Contrary to the previous statement, others have said that Elena possesses a natural beauty and does not need any makeup.

When she is in her wolf form, she becomes a blonde wolf. Her wolf appearance is similar to that of a husky or another big dog.

Abilities[edit]

Elena is the world's only female werewolf. Like other werewolves, she has supernatural strength, speed, sight and smell. She has the best sense of smell in her Pack and is usually the best tracker.

Later years[edit]

Elena met Clayton Danvers at The University Of Toronto in 1988. She needed a job to fund her college years, and Clay suggested she could be his teacher's aide. What started as a friendship grew until they started dating, eventually becoming engaged. Clay didn't plan to bite Elena the way he did but, panicked by the possibility that Jeremy Danvers, the Pack Alpha, was going to send her away, he reacted by biting her.

Aftermath[edit]

When Clay bit Elena, he was banished from the pack by Jeremy. Elena lived for a year without any sense of what she was. She was told that she was a werewolf, but it took a long time for her to accept it. It took much longer for her to forgive Clay and realize she loved him.

The beginning of a new era[edit]

Settling down[edit]

Elena eventually returns to Clay and they try to make their relationship work again. She helps the pack and learns to live with Clay despite their differences.

In 2000, the American Werewolf Pack rejoin the Supernatural Council. There, Elena becomes close friends with people from other supernatural races. Amongst them:

  • Paige Winterbourne - Witch
  • Savannah Levine - Witch
  • Jaime Vegas, born O'Casey - Necromancer
  • Adam Vasic - Exustio Half-Demon
  • Lucas Cortez - Sorcerer
  • Hope Adams - Expisco Half-Demon.

Elena and her pack also gained another pack brother, Karl Marsten.

In September 2004, Elena gave birth to twins: Logan Nicholas Danvers and Katherine Natalya Danvers. As of winter 2008, the North American Pack Alpha, Jeremy Danvers, announced that Elena was to succeed him and be trained to take over his position when she was deemed ready. In 2009, Elena ascended to being Alpha because Jeremy was ready to step down, and thought she was ready for leadership.

Television[edit]

In the television adaptation Bitten Elena is portrayed by Laura Vandervoort.[1]

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