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Powers and Abilities Strong, agile, they hunt and feed on humans.
Vulnerabilities Bamboo dagger blessed by a Shinto priest.
Appearance Humanoid with fangs
Episode(s) 6.04 Weekend at Bobby's


Ōkami hunt and feed on humans and usually develop a preference for a certain type -- for example, single white females while they sleep. They are usually only seen in Japan, but Rufus Turner hunted one in Billings, Montana.

Ōkami is a Japanese word that means "wolf" (狼) or "great god" (大神) depending on how it's written.

Powers and abilities

  • Regeneration – An ōkami was capable of healing it's wounds when Rufus Turner only stabbed it five times with a bamboo dagger instead of seven.
  • Super strength – Ōkami can overpower full-grown humans with ease.
  • Superhuman agility – Ōkami are faster and more agile than humans, and in one instance was capable of clinging to a ceiling while stalking their prey without them realizing for a minute.
  • Fangs – Ōkami have sharp fangs, which they use to tear their prey apart.


  • Bamboo dagger blessed by a Shinto priest – To properly kill an ōkami, they must be stabbed seven times with a specially blessed dagger. Any number of stabs less than seven, and an ōkami will be able to regenerate its wounds over time and only appear dead for several hours.
  • Wood chipper – Pretty much mulches everything.


6.04 Weekend at Bobby's

Rufus has the police on his tail and needs Bobby Singer's help hiding the body of an ōkami. They bury the body on Bobby's property and Rufus leaves just before Sheriff Jody Mills shows up with an FBI agent, Agent Adams. Agent Adams is looking for Rufus, convinced that he disposed of a body on Bobby's property. Sheriff Jody Mills tries to distract him, but Adams finds the spot where the ōkami was buried. Fortunately, there is no longer any evidence of a crime because the ōkami climbed out of her grave without them realizing. Unfortunately, Rufus didn't stab it enough times to kill it, and it goes on the loose. After Rufus tells him the ōkami's victim of choice, Bobby eventually kills the ōkami by pushing it through Marcy Ward's woodchipper.

Ōkami in Lore

Ōkami is the Japanese name for the creature commonly called the Japanese wolf (Canus lupus hodophylax), which became extinct in 1905, though there have been many sightings since, mostly concentrating around the Kii Peninsula. Ōkami feature in some folklore. Also known as Kuraokami, they're Shinto deities of rain and snow, many of which are worshipped at Shinto Shrines during times of drought.