|“||Marie-Jeanne: "You believe it? I never knew you to be so superstitious."
Sebastien: "I don't need to believe in something I saw with my own eyes."
Marie-Jeanne: "And I've been through every inch of these woods, and hunted just about every creature under the sun."
Henri: "But not the moon."
Henri Argent was a minor character who appeared in flashbacks seen in Season 5's Maid of Gévaudan. Henri was a scholar and one of the progenitors of the Argent line of Werewolf Hunters who lived in Gévaudan, France in the mid-late 1700s. He joined the hunting party that sought to slay the Beast of Gevaudan, led by Marie-Jeanne Valet, and was the first to realize for sure that the Beast was a supernatural creature and not an ordinary wolf. He soon found himself in a position to save Marie-Jeanne from the Beast, and the two began working together, combining his knowledge of the supernatural and her natural hunting skills to figure out a way to identify and kill the Beast for good.
He ultimately helped her forge a spear with which Marie-Jeanne killed the Beast, who was revealed to be her older brother Sebastien Valet, who had turned himself into a Werewolf by drinking rainwater from a wolf's pawprint while fighting in the Seven Years' War. After Sebastien's death, Henri married Marie-Jeanne, who took his family name of Argent, partially because Sebastien was punished after death with damnatio memoriae, which involved getting rid of anything with his name attached to it. He would ultimately become the ancestor to Allison Argent, Kate Argent, Chris Argent, and Gerard Argent, among many other Hunters.
Throughout Teen Wolf[edit | edit source]
In Maid of Gévaudan,
Personality[edit | edit source]
Henri was shown to be an honorable man who cared about those in his village and was eager to protect them from the Beast's reign of terror. He was also shown to be a somewhat scholarly individual, as he had spent a great deal of time studying Werewolves and their weaknesses, including substances such as Mountain Ash, Mistletoe, and Wolfsbane. He was intrigued by the possibility of training Marie-Jeanne Valet and seemed to thrive when the two began combining their knowledge and skills to hunt the Beast of Gevaudan.
Physical Appearance[edit | edit source]
Henri was shown to be a lean man of average height who had long, dark brown hair, pale white skin, and dark eyes, much like many of his future descendants. He wore clothes typical of the era, usually a gauzy white shirt with breeches and boots and a wool overcoat.
Skills[edit | edit source]
Henri was a competent hunter in his own right who was highly educated in the weaknesses of Werewolves, which led to he and his future wife spawning the Argent line of Werewolf Hunters. He showed a great deal of ingenuity with the idea of having Marie-Jeanne mix molten steel with Mountain Ash and Wolfsbane while forging it with her own blood under a full moon in order to finally kill Sebastien Valet, who believed himself invulnerable.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Henri lived in a small cabin in Gevaudan, France, where he kept his materials for warding against Werewolves.
- He was mentioned in the Season 1 episode, Heart Monitor, by his descendant, Allison Argent. She stated that the man who killed The Beast of Gevaudan, his wife and four children were the first to fall pray. She then stated that his name was Argent. This means that Henri was married and had four children before he met Marie-Jeanne Valet.
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