|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|
A humanoid monster. They hunt and feed on humans and usually develop a preference for a certain type of human - for example, single, white females while they sleep. They are usually only seen in Japan, but Rufus hunted one in Billings, Montana.
Ōkami is a Japanese word that means "wolf" or "great god" depending on how it's written.
Powers and Abilities
- Superhuman strength
- Superhuman agility
- Possesses fangs
- Stabbed seven times by a bamboo dagger that has been blessed by a Shinto priest.
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 is gone. Unfortunately, Rufus didn't stab it enough times to kill it, and it is loose. Bobby eventually kills the ōkami by putting 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.