|Elena Antonov Michaels|
|Created by||Kelley Armstrong|
|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, Clayton Danvers'friend)
Elena Antonov Michaels (born September 22, 1968) is a young woman portrayed in the Women of the Otherworld series. She is a pack werewolf who was bitten by her lover Clayton Danvers. She is now married to him and they have two children. Logan and Katherine (nicknamed Kate). Elena recently became Pack Alpha, after Jeremy Danvers stepped down.
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 such a traumatized child as Elena was, She was sent to another foster home. Due to the trauma she suffered she refused to talk and spent many night screaming. As she grew up it was not the foster mothers but the foster fathers who 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.
Elena is described as being a slender tall woman with a "werewolf's typically athletic build", standing at around 5'10. Furthermore, she has white-blond hair that is mid-back length and she has blue eyes. 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 stated that Elena possesses a natural beauty and she does not need any makeup.
When she is in her wolf form, she becomes a blond wolf. Her wolf appearance is similar to the that of a Husky or another big dog.
Elena is the world's only female werewolf. Like other werewolves, she has supernatural strength, speed, sight and smell. Throughout the books, it is repeated that she has the best sense of smell in her Pack and is usually the best tracker.
Elena met Clayton Danvers at The University Of Toronto in 1988. Elena needed a job to fund her college years and Clay suggested she could be his Teachers Aid. What started as a friendship grew until they started dating, eventually becoming engaged. Clay bit Elena because he never thought they would be able to live together if she knew of his condition. Clay didn't plan to bite Elena the way he did but panicked by the very real possibility that Jeremy Danvers, the Pack Alpha, was going to send her away he reacted by biting her before Jeremy could do so.
When Clay bit Elena, he was banished from the pack by the Alpha Jeremy. Elena lived a whole 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 would take much longer for her to forgive Clay and realize she loves him.
The beginning of a new era
Elena eventually returns to Clay and they try to make their relationship work again. This time, Elena is here to stay. She helps the pack, and learns to live with Clay despite their differences. In the year of 2000, The American Werewolf Pack rejoined the Supernatural Council. There, she becomes close friends with a bunch of people with several other supernatural races. Amongst the friends are: 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 gain 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 ascends to being Alpha, because Jeremy is ready to step down. He also thinks Elena is ready for alphahood.