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For the series of urban fantasy books named ''Alpha and Omega'' by Patricia Briggs, see ''Literature/MercyThompson''.

A computer-animated movie released by Creator/LionsGate and produced by Creator/RichardRich and Crest Animation, in Fall 2010.

''Alpha And Omega'' focuses on two wolves on opposite ends of their pack's social order. Kate is an Alpha, who takes her job seriously, and Humphrey is an Omega, who spends his days joking around with his friends. Kate is [[ArrangedMarriage to be married to]] Garth, an Alpha wolf from another pack - not for love, but to preserve peace. However, the marriage is put on hold when Kate and Humphrey are sedated and taken a thousand miles away from home, to... repopulate. They must work together to [[TheresNoPlaceLikeHome get back home]], but falling in love with each other complicates everything. To make matters worse, it's a RaceAgainstTheClock - back home, conflict is brewing among rival packs...

A direct-to-video sequel (the first of four planned), ''Alpha and Omega 2: A Howl-iday Adventure'', was released Oct 8, 2013, and introduces Humphrey and Kate's pups: Stinky and Claudette, the alphas, and Runt, an omega. Despite the subtitle, the film barely involves holiday overtones and focuses more on everyone's attempts at rescuing Runt from King, a SocialDarwinist wolf determined to take the territories for himself. The next, ''The Great Wolf Games'', released March 25, 2014, concerned the cubs' participation in the eponymous sporting event in a RagtagBunchOfMisfits (particularly Claudette who connects with a rival team's leading cub Fleet).

[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5BwnE9xbnY Two more sequels]] are planned, including a Halloween adventure involving Kate, Humphrey, and their cubs investigating an allegedly cursed cave.

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* ActionGirl: Kate, although some other female characters have received moments (such as Lilly and Princess in the second film)
* AnimeHair: The wolves feature exaggerated manes, to say the least.
* ArtisticLicenseBiology: Among other things, [[http://www.4pawsu.com/alphawolf.pdf "alphas" and "omegas" are not considered valid wolf pack terminology anymore]].
* ButtMonkey[=/=]ChewToy: Humphrey, mainly in the first film although still subject to it on occasion in the others
** Though, ''Legend of the Saw-Toothed Cave'' seems to drop his status as this.
* CanadaEh: The wolves live in Jasper, a national park in Canada. A French Canadian goose also serves as a supporting protagonist.
* ColorCodedCharacters: Notice the western pack (excluding the alpha females) are grayish in fur color and the eastern pack are brownish in fur color. Adding to this, the Rogues of the second film tend to come in far darker shades than those of the protagonists.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Humphrey, to varying degrees throughout the films
* FantasticCasteSystem: Wolf society as we see it runs on this. Social class is decided upon when the wolves are young pups, and there doesn't seem to be any way of changing it.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: [[Radar/AlphaAndOmega Does this quite a bit, especially in the first film]].
* LateArrivalSpoiler: The sequels are centered around Kate and Humphrey's cubs, thus giving one an idea of how the first film turned out.
* MissingMom: A recurring element in the series, given that we never see Garth, Princess, Fleet, or Humphrey's mothers (then again, we don't see his father, either). [[spoiler:''Legend of the Saw Tooth Cave'' subverts this with Daria's mother.]]
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[[folder: ''Alpha and Omega'']]
* AllMenArePerverts: Humphrey's expression after realizing about repopulating the park, and how it sounds good to him.
* AllThereInTheManual: According to the official website, Lilly was rejected from the alpha position because she has leucism (It's what makes her white).
* AmbiguouslyGay: Shakey (The little wolf who wears a flower necklace), or CampStraight depending on how you interpret his interactions
* AntiVillain: Tony is a [[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains Type III]].
* ArrangedMarriage: Kate to Garth, in order to prevent war.
* AsideGlance: After Kate's mother gives her a 'talk' about what to do if Garth gets out of line on their date (being [[AxCrazy Eve]], it involved a violent murder), Kate gives a wide eyed glance to the camera.
* AssShove: [[SubvertedTrope No, there's another reason for the moose's facial expression]].
* AxCrazy: Kate's mother tells her that if Garth tries to pressure her she should "take those beautiful teeth of hers, go for the throat and don't let go until the body stops shaking."
* BearsAreBadNews: Trailers depict Kate and Humphrey being cornered by a group of bears, subverted as they are apparently weak enough to be beaten up by wolves. However, it's a case of NeverTrustATrailer. [[spoiler: It takes a lot of trickery and even more luck, and even then they only get away by the skin of their teeth. And aside from Kate's remark hinting at SuicidalOverConfidence.]]
** Also, according to TheOtherWiki, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gray_Wolf#Relationships_with_other_predators evidently wolves can sometimes win]] against Bears, "Depending on context". 'Course, given the situation shown in the film: yeah, they'd be in trouble.
* BeautifulAllAlong: After failing miserably to hit the intended target during a hunting exercise, Lilly tries to hide away from Garth in shame. Garth, figuring her PeekABangs are the reason she missed, brushes her hair out of her face and is wowed by how beautiful her eyes are. Following this, Lilly becomes far more confident.
* BetaCouple: Garth and Lilly.
** [[JustForPun But they're not Beta. They're an Alpha and an Omega]]
* BigBad: Tony serves as the main antagonist of the film. It's his threat to declare war on Kate and Humphrey's pack if the ArrangedMarriage doesn't happen on account of his stubborn AppealToTradition as the only way the packs could merge. [[spoiler:He also orders his pack to declare war at the climax simply due to his son falling in love with an Omega and Kate breaking off the marriage for the same reasons, which nearly gets Kate trampled to death]]. He's also treated with a very ominous air whenever he appears and his pack is overall the more aggressive of the two. That said, he's not really evil, just an extremely large {{Jerkass}}. [[spoiler:He changes his mind in the end, but takes a DisneyDeath on Kate's part and threatening by [[AxCrazy Eve]] to make him do so.]]
* BigEater: Mooch.
* BigThinShortTrio: Shakey, Salty and Mooch.
* {{Bishonen}}: Garth. ''[[RuleOfFunny Yes]]'', [[RealMenWearPink Garth]].
* BodyWipe: With Mooch landing on Humphrey after a sled ride.
* BringMyBrownPants: Humphrey when a store owner points a shotgun at him. Justified since he was suffering from a ''severe'' PottyEmergency minutes earlier.
** The trailer made it seem like it would happen when he and Kate ran into the bears. [[NeverTrustATrailer Guess they lied]].
* CasanovaWannabe: Salty with his best (and only) pickup line being "hey".
* ChekhovsGunman: Eve's AxCrazy motives actually served a purpose by [[spoiler:convincing Tony to end their pack differences.]]
* ChekhovsSkill: Humphrey's logboarding skills manage to come in handy twice in the film. It's first used to help him and Kate escape an angry pursuing bear. And later on, [[spoiler:it's used to quickly get the two of them down to save her father Winston from a caribou stampede]].
* ChildMarriageVeto: [[spoiler:Both Kate and Garth refuse to go through with the ArrangedMarriage and confess they've fallen in love with their respective Omegas]]
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: Humphrey's feelings start out as possibly one-sided, though Kate's feelings prior to [[spoiler:being carted off to Idaho, and falling in love with Humphrey]] are never really explored, like Humphrey's are. Of course, he pretty much laid them out on a silver platter. Nevertheless, their interactions as pups, most notably the way they embrace while spinning in the air, hints that she might have felt something then.
* CloudCuckoolander: Eve, who switches from caring MamaBear to threatening AxCrazy whenever a serious situation tends to happen, such as Kate's disappearance.
* ClumsyGirl: Lilly.
* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: Eve is a real ''goldmine'' of these.
** "Aww, Kate, you look so beautiful. Now, if Garth gets out of line, take those beautiful teeth of yours, go for the throat and don't let go until the body stops shaking."
** "Rip his tail off and '''shove it down his throat'''".
** "If any of you wolves have hurt my daughter, I will personally RIP out your eyes, and SHOVE them down your throat ''so you can see my claws '''TEAR YOUR CARCASS OPEN!''' ''"
* CoolBigSis: Kate to Lilly.
* CreativeClosingCredits: Features concept art and early 3D models of all the characters as each one's voice actor is credited.
* CubCuesProtectiveParent: Humphrey plays with a bear cub and accidentally makes it cry after hitting it with a snowball. The cub's mama and two of her friends come along to make Humphrey pay for it.
* CuteLittleFangs: Salty's trademark.
* TheCutie: Lilly. Also, Shakey counts as a male version.
* DancePartyEnding: However, justified as this is how group howls are treated throughout the movie anyway.
* DeadpanSnarker: Kate, especially if you are considered mostly normal and you have a loopy friend, a crazy mother, a ditzy sister, and a terrible howling future mate in your life. Humphrey also gets in a lot of these moments as well, which befits his Omega status.
* DeliberatelyMonochrome: [[spoiler:Kate's DisneyDeath]] is shown in duller, browner colors compared to the rest of the film
* DisneyDeath: [[spoiler:Humphrey and Kate respectively-him after getting them both across a raging torrent and her after getting hit by a caribou during the stampede.]]
* DisproportionateRetribution: Tony threatens Winston by telling him if Kate doesn't marry Garth as per their traditions, his pack will declare war and take over the Western Pack's territory.
* DreadfulMusician: For all his capabilities and prowess, Garth has a ''horrible'' howl that drops birds if they're in range. Even Kate, Lilly, and ''himself'' agree. [[spoiler:Of course, this is before Lilly helps him become a better howler.]]
* DroolHello: How the MamaBear introduces herself to Humphrey after he unwittingly makes the bear cub cry
* EarnYourHappyEnding: [[spoiler:Humphrey]] gets this after [[spoiler:he rescues Kate from the caribou stampede, and after realizing how their differences almost got them killed, both packs abolish to become one and Humphrey and Kate end up together.]]
* EyeTake: Eve's death threats tend to get this response, most notably a glorious OhCrap AsideGlance from Kate.
* FeatherFingers: All the animals seem to be able to use their wings[=/=]paws like hands.
* {{Foil}}: The two most notable sets are Kate and Humphrey (serious Alpha and playful Omega) and Lilly and Garth (Omega with little confidence and overconfident Alpha). The title of the movie says it all.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Early on in the film, Humphrey and Kate hitch a ride with a vacationing couple, a huge biker and his small, librarian wife, which Marcel comments is a case of OppositesAttract. [[spoiler:This foreshadows the love between Kate, the hardworking, serious Alpha, and Humphrey, the playful, fun loving Omega. It also foreshadows the relationship between the shy, ShrinkingViolet Lilly and the big-talking Jock Garth.]]
** Kate's nightmare actually came true later on once the war started, and everything that was shown in her nightmare became accurate in action.
* GoshdangItToHeck
-->'''Humphrey:''' (Upon seeing [[DroolHello the slobber on his face]] and [[ThisIsGonnaSuck a very pissed-off bear]]) "[[OhCrap Oh, poo]]..."
* GranolaGirl: Reba and Janice, the vegetarian she-wolves
* GRatedDrug: Kate and Humphrey acting trippy after sedation, complete with a background acid sequence and Kate speaking in a singsong voice.
* GroinAttack: While [[MakesSenseInContext flying hanging from a goose]], poor Humphrey gets slammed groin-first into a rock...ouch...
* HeroicComedicSociopath: Once again, Kate's mom.
* HiddenDepths: While Garth is initially an overconfident jock type, some of his earlier lines with Kate suggest that he's just as uneasy about their ArrangedMarriage as she is.
* HowlOfSorrow: [[spoiler:Humphrey]] lets out a howl (and all the other wolves join in) when [[spoiler:[[DisneyDeath they believe Kate has died]].]] Particularly notable since earlier in the movie, howling was demonstrated by the character singing, whereas this is a melody-lacking real howl.
* IDontWantToRuinOurFriendship: It's implied that Kate said this to Humphrey off-screen after their howling session.
* InstantSedation: {{Subverted}}. NeverTrustATrailer.
* JerkJock: Garth initially comes off as such towards Humphrey, but gradually shows he's more than that.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Tony is not subtle in his threats, but ultimately wants the best for his pack.
* LamePunReaction: Humphrey and Kate are surrounded by 3 bears, Humphrey tries to get them out of trouble with a joke.
-->'''Humphrey:''' [[AnalogyBackfire Two bears are eating a clown]] and one of them asks 'Does it taste funny to you?'
-->''One of the bears smacks Humphrey into a pile of snow.''
-->'''Humphrey:''' [[DeadpanSnarker A simple boo would have sufficed]].
* LargeAndInCharge: The alpha wolves. More so than the omega wolves. TruthInTelevision: That's more or less how the pecking order is established by real wolves. Bear in mind that even a pathetic little omega is still plenty able to ruin the day of a squishy human if you mess with it.
* MaliciousMisnaming: Humphrey does this with Garth a couple times, calling him "Barf".
* MamaBear: Eve is usually a nice, sweet Mom with an unusually violent preference of solutions, but so much as ''hint'' that one of her daughters is "In Trouble" or heaven forbid ''dead''... Nice knowing you.
** Eve's death threats are PlayedForLaughs the first two times and she's in her normal calm, smiling personality. However, the last time when this trope is evoked, she gets absolutely furious and looks it.
-->'''Eve:''' "If any of you wolves have hurt my daughter, I will personally RIP out your eyes, and SHOVE them down your throat ''so you can see my claws '''TEAR YOUR CARCASS OPEN!''' ''"
** She also nearly murders Humphrey when she initially thinks he and Kate lived up to the "repopulating" part.
** There is also an actual MamaBear at one point.
* MissingMom: Garth doesn't have a mom. This could say a lot about [[{{Jerkass}} his father]], [[FridgeHorror considering his nature]].
* MsFanservice: Kate, especially during the "hair-flipping" scene.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Tony gets a silent one after [[spoiler:his actions appear to directly result in Kate's death and everyone else is howling for her memory]]. The look on his face lets you know this is what's going through his head.
* NeverSayDie: Averted, considering Eve's death threats. Also, when Kate and Humphrey are captured for relocation, Humphrey is assured they're not dead when the truck carrying their cages hits a bump.
* NeverTrustATrailer: The trailer's editors had a field day.
** The Bear fight. ...What fight?
** A close up of Kate's eyes in the caribou hunt. That's not the same wolf.
** "Again with the butts" on the moose.
** The trailer also depicts two [[ToiletHumor toilet jokes]] that are NOT present in the film: Humphrey saying "I just went" when confronted by the bears, and farting after being thrown at the mountain by them.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Humphrey causes Kate and himself to lose their ride back to Jasper because of his PottyEmergency. It's made all the worse when he can't resist the cupcakes left in the trash, which attracts the attention of the gas station owners.
* NightmareFuelStationAttendant: Eve is this, specifically her death threats.
* OddFriendship: Kate and Humphrey's polar opposite personalities count as one for their friendship.
* OhCrap: Kate has several moments in the film. Among them include seeing that the caribou are stampeding twice, receiving her mother's "advice" concerning Garth, realizing why she and Humphrey were relocated, and spotting the two packs just as they're about to attack one another.
* OnlySaneMan: Kate is most likely the most normal character in the entire movie. She even points out how ridiculous Humphrey's actions are.
* PeekABangs: Kate's sister, Lilly.
* PluckyComicRelief: In universe, this is the Omega's actual job. Humphrey and his fellow Omegas tend to break up fights and generally keep everyone's spirits up. Kate's father even tells Humphrey when he's a pup that this is his responsibility and holds him in high reguard for being good at it.
** Possibly a case of DidDoTheResearch as this troper recalls reading a documented study of one wolf pack where it first appeared to researchers that the omega was "bullied" into his position, but it became apparent that the male omega wolf purposefully distracted and engaged others in play to diffuse tense situations; when he grew too old, this "responsibility" was passed to a younger female wolf.
* PottyEmergency: Humphrey suffers from this while he and Kate are in a trailer heading back to their home.
* PurpleEyes: Lilly's trademark eye color.
* RealIsBrown: Briefly employed [[spoiler:during Kate's DisneyDeath]]
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Lilly and Shakey.
* RuleOfCool:
** Wolves with AnimeHair? Check. Wolves that can do triple flips in the air? Check. Wolves that can howl at the moon as if they are singing? Oh, [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome double check]].
*** Actually, since real howling for wolves has meaning, the singing might not be ''completely'' RuleOfCool.
* RunningGag: Birds repeatedly dropping to the ground after Garth's... less than ideal howling attempts. This came to an end when his howl improved. Instead they flew around him.
** Humphrey and issues concerning his behind.
** The French-Canadian argument between Paddy and Marcel.
** Eve's AxCrazy threats.
* SheIsNotMyGirlfriend: While Kate's asleep on the train, Marcel inquires to Humphrey about Kate, referring to her as his girlfriend. Humphrey replies with this trope, almost verbatim.
* ShownTheirWork: Sort of, mixing in with FridgeBrilliance: The flower Kate wears in her hair in the first part of the film is on her right ear, where later on, as she's [[spoiler:about to be married]], it's on her left. Many islander cultures' women wear them in a very similar way; right ear single, left ear taken.
** The Idaho relocation and repopulation is accurate. [[http://animals.howstuffworks.com/mammals/wolf-population-comeback1.htm Source here.]]
* SignificantGreenEyedRedhead: Garth has a noticeable shade of red-orange fur and green eyes that make him stand out from the other wolves. He's also the one Kate is being pushed to marry to prevent war by their packs' tradition and [[spoiler:ultimately helps her call off the wedding and break said tradition when he too falls in love with an Omega]].
* StandardHeroReward: Never stated explicitly, though it would've been a nice touch, Winston most likely finally agreed to the match because of this. Since Humphrey [[spoiler:saved himself and Tony from the stampede, along with protecting Kate from additional injury [[DisneyDeath while she was unconscious]].]]
** [[spoiler:It is also possible Humphrey was "promoted" to Alpha following the climax, allowing for him to be properly mated with Kate. Although the sequels seem to suggest he's still considered an Omega.]]
* StepfordSmiler: Kate's mom is a ''lovely'' Type C mixed with a MamaBear.
* SurferDude: Salty is basically a wolf version of this.
* ThatMakesMeFeelAngry: After Kate disappears, Eve goes into full MamaBear mode and threatens the entire Eastern Pack in a murderous fury. Lilly then gets this reaction from her by trying to get her attention: "Not now, dear, [[CaptainObvious mommy's in a rage]]."
* TheresNoPlaceLikeHome: The entire plot.
* ThoseTwoGuys: The French-Canadian goose golfer Marcel and his duck caddy Paddy
* TokenGoodTeammate: In a sense, Garth is this to the Eastern Pack, being the only one not on board with the whole "take the Western Pack territory by force if the ArrangedMarriage doesn't happen" idea.
* TuckAndCover: [[spoiler:Humphrey jumps on top of Kate during a stampede after she was knocked out to protect her. This also [[EarnYourHappyEnding Earns His Happy Ending]] by convincing Winston to let him and her be mates.]]
* UnusualEuphemism: For wolves, "pup" seems to replace the word "babe". [[FridgeBrilliance Makes sense when you think about it.]]
** Coyote is also considered an insult, [[FridgeBrilliance though this also has reasons]]. Mainly because coyotes are known to be the weaker of the two canines, so this insult towards a wolf means the wolf is apparently weak.
* WolvesAlwaysHowlAtTheMoon: Double-subverted. Howling is just a wolf version of dating; however, their version involves howling at the moon together. The wolves also howl as a form of communication or greeting.
** Which is actually more realistic than it's normally portrayed.
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[[folder: ''Alpha and Omega 2: A Howl-iday Adventure'']]
* AdultFear: The plot is kicked off when Runt is kidnapped by the Rogue Wolves, prompting Kate and Humphrey (as well as everyone else) to frantically search for him.
* AerithAndBob: The pups are named Stinky, Runt, and Claudette, respectively.
* AntiVillain: Princess is a [[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains Type II]].
* BadBadActing: Humphrey's assumes a "big Alpha" guise with Garth to lure King and his Rogues away from Runt. He's not very convincing and mostly succeeds thanks to Garth's help and King's GenreBlindness.
* BearsAreBadNews: Remembering this from the previous film, Humphrey initially refuses to help the lost bear cub. [[spoiler:However, this time, the bear cub convinces his mother and their fellow bears to use this against the Rogues.]]
* BerserkButton: Runt really hates being treated like a little kid.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: During the climax, four Rogues surround Garth while [[TemptingFate badmouthing Lilly as the "weak Omega" he married]]. She promptly drops a log on them.
* BigBad: King, the leader of the Rogue Wolves, who has Runt abducted to use as bait to draw out and kill the Alphas of Winston and Tony's united pack.
* CallBack: Kate and Humphrey cross the river once again by vine, and this is repeated by their two eldest cubs. Also, Garth uses the howl he and Lilly improved upon in the last film to make Humphrey's "big Alpha" persona more convincing.
* CardCarryingVillain: King, complete with EvilLaugh and aspirations to [[TakeOverTheWorld take over the territories]]
* CasualDangerDialogue: As Humphrey and Kate hang from the vine and his tail respectively
--> '''Humphrey''': I don't know if I can hold you.
--> '''Kate''': You held me last time!
--> '''Humphrey''': Yeah, well, that was a few years ago.
--> '''Kate''': Are you implying that I've gained weight?!
--> '''Humphrey''': Are we really doing this right now?
* ChekhovsGunman: The bear cub Humphrey and Kate find along the way who, despite their initial disturbance, is temporarily adopted by them and the cubs. [[spoiler:He later convinces his mother to organize other bears to defeat the Rogues.]]
* ChekhovsSkill: Runt's ability to climb trees [[spoiler: which later allows him to spot the gas station from the previous movie to give his family shelter from the storm]]
* ChristmasSpecial: The film is set around the holidays, but Christmas doesn't really factor in until the end.
* CirclingVultures: With Marcel circling around above, "big Alpha" Humphrey passes the goose off as a vulture circling around his "grizzly kill". Marcel is not amused.
--> '''Marcel''': If they don't kill him, ''I'' will.
* DaddysLittleVillain: Subverted with Princess. While she is loyal to her father and serves as TheDragon, Princess does not share the Rogues' collective Social Darwinist views and has a good side that Runt helps bring out.
* DarkActionGirl: Princess
* DeadpanSnarker: Runt is quite adept at this for his age. Most notably when he tells a Rogue Princess scared into falling off an edge to "walk it off".
** SilentSnarker: Garth can be seen shaking his head and rolling his eyes at Humphrey's BadBadActing during their "big Alpha" routine.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Despite being as rough with her as he is with other Rogues, King is hinted to legitimately care about his daughter Princess. [[spoiler:This is most notable when Princess refuses his final order and retreats. Instead of getting angry and threatening her, King uselessly and desperately pleads for her to come back.]]
* GenerationXerox: Claudette resembles her mother (with a hair/mane style similar to Eve's) while her brothers resemble Humphrey. Stinky and Claudette even repeat Humphrey and Kate's method of crossing the ravaging river. Lampshaded when Paddy and Marcel note how the kids have turned out like their parents.
* GenreBlindness: King is so obsessed with the notion of the "pure and strong" Alpha that he readily falls for Humphrey and Garth's "big Alpha" guise, even when it features BadBadActing.
* GenreSavvy: Lilly immediately figures out the Rogues' plan to steadily remove Alphas of their pack using Runt as bait.
* HeelFaceTurn: Although not really evil, King's daughter Princess is nevertheless pretty willing to do what has to be done by her father's command. However, she grows fond of [[MoralityPet Runt]] over time as her maternal instincts kick in [[spoiler:and refuses to follow King's orders to attack the united Western and Eastern packs' territory in the climax, instead retreating]].
* HenpeckedHusband: Humphrey becomes one of these to a degree, as Kate is quick to criticize and order him around (although Kate is noticeably trying to handle a lot of stress). Humphrey lampshades this by questioning if he's become the family pet when she orders him to dig up old bones for the family dinner.
* KnightOfCerebus[=/=]VileVillainSaccharineShow: While he is a CardCarryingVillain in many respects, King is the darkest antagonist in the series (along with the Head Wolf of ''Legend'') due to his [[TheSocialDarwinist Social Darwinist]] mindset, [[AdultFear abduction of a pup]] to draw out and kill the Alphas of his pack, and his [[WouldHurtAChild willingness to kill said child]] [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness once he's no longer useful]].
* LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain: During Humphrey and Garth's "big Alpha" act to lure the Rogues away from Runt, Winston and Tony pose as the "grizzly" Humphrey has brought for them. Neither of them are pleased with the situation.
--> '''Tony''': {''firmly''} We never speak of this again.
--> '''Winston''': {''annoyed''} Let's not even talk about it now.
* MamaBear: Princess' maternal instincts start showing when she cares for Runt during his time as the Rogues' hostage.
** [[spoiler:The mother of the bear cub shows up towards the climax and leads other bears to fight off the Rogues.]]
* MoralityPet: Runt becomes one to Princess during his time as the Rogues' hostage.
* OffModel: Princess' mane disappears at one point while talking to Runt. [[http://img4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20140117194120/alphaandomegafilm/images/0/08/Runt_Princesshungry.jpg Observe]] [[http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20140117192501/alphaandomegafilm/images/8/80/Runt_Princesshmm.jpg here]].
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Stinky, Claudette, and especially Runt
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Many of the Rogues flee when [[spoiler:the bears rallied by the bear cub fight them off]].
* ShadowArchetype: In a sense, King, the BigBad of the sequel, is one to Tony in the first film. Both are parents who would use their children in their plans and desire a sense of "purity". But whereas Tony's motivations were adhering to traditions and ensuring the livelihood of his pack through unity, King purely wants to satisfy his lust for power and to establish him and his Rogues as the dominating force. And while both intended to take the protagonists' territory for themselves, Tony wanted it for its resources that could help his pack survive. King simply feels he and the Rogues are entitled to it because of their [[TheSocialDarwinist alleged superiority]].
* SpinOffSpring: The sequel features Kate and Humphrey's cubs Stinky, Claudette, and Runt as major protagonists. The plot proper is kicked off by Runt's abduction.
* ToiletHumor: To distract the Rogues in an attempt to rescue Runt, Humphrey perches upon Garth's back and pretends to be a massive wolf. Humphrey doesn't initially convince the Rogues.
--> '''Garth''': Stake your territory. It'll keep them from coming close.
--> '''Humphrey''': {''caught off-guard''} You want me to pee?
--> '''Garth''': {''annoyed''} No, you fool! I want you to howl.
** During the attack on the Rogues, Marcel takes out a few of them by crapping on their heads.
* TokenGoodTeammate: Princess to the Rogues
* TookALevelInBadass: Lilly is a lot more GenreSavvy and confident in this film, repeatedly insisting she will fight alongside Garth and almost becoming something of a BattleCouple. Although it's also a bit inconsistent, as she does willingly stay out of the conflict, only to reappear alongside the others as though she was there the whole time. See also BewareTheNiceOnes
* TookALevelInKindness: Tony is now a supporting protagonist. Eve has also considerably mellowed out since the previous film, not making her usual death threats in this one. Those fermented berries might have helped.
** [[spoiler:The man running the gas station (understandably, but rather suddenly) tried to kill Kate and Humphrey with a shotgun in the first movie. Here, he sees them in the cold and, recalling his own family, decides to leave them food and a warm place to stay for the night.]]
* TrojanHorse: To lure King and his Rogues away so they can rescue Runt, Humphrey perches atop Garth's back and pretends to be a "big Alpha" to distract them. They also set up a trap where Winston and Tony pose together in the shape of a grizzly Humphrey "caught" to try luring the Rogues to them. Unfortunately, King's GenreBlindness doesn't last long enough for this to happen, as he catches onto Kate just as she's rescuing Runt.
* UnfortunateNames: What kind of parent would name their kid ''Stinky'' or ''Runt''? This also is a bit weird considering that the wolves tend to have common human names, rather than descriptor-based ones.
* WhatTheHellHero: A porcupine criticizes Humphrey for refusing to help the lost bear cub. (Which is understandable, considering how interaction with a cub almost got him and Kate killed in the first movie.) When Humphrey turns his back, the porcupine fires a quill into his backside and considers it "karma".
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[[folder: ''Alpha and Omega 3: The Great Wolf Games'']]
* AbsenteeActor: Lilly, Garth, Tony, Winston, and Eve do not appear. Their absence receives a HandWave in saying that the Alphas all went on an extended hunt. (Although this still doesn't explain why Lilly isn't present.) Kate, however, shows up in the final ten minutes.
* AbusiveParents: Nars is shown to be emotionally (and possibly even a bit physically) abusive towards Fleet when it comes to competition, to the point where he threatens to strike Fleet down if he doesn't comply. It carries over to the cubs he's training where one constantly whispers because she's terrified of Nars. [[spoiler:He comes around at the end when his son ties with Claudette and he sees that it's not affecting him in the same way.]]
** Judging by Nars' breakdown, his own father may have been one as well.
* AscendedExtra: After being a largely FlatCharacter in ''A Howl-iday Adventure'', Claudette plays a bigger part in this film where she is the leading athlete in the Western Region's team.
* BearsAreBadNews: Brent starts out as a subversion due to his paranoid fear of birds. However, while he never reaches the full potential of the trope, he proves to be a valid team member.
* BerserkButton: Stinky shows that he's not fond of his dad implying he's not as good as other Alphas. To quote him, it makes him "feel a bit slighted...and a bit snappy-jawed".
* BigBad: Nars is essentially this in terms of the competition and his abusive treatment of Fleet
* TheBusCameBack: Mooch returns after being absent in ''A Howl-iday Adventure'', although he doesn't really have much of a role aside from briefly encouraging Humphrey to act as the cubs' coach.
* CallingTheOldManOut: Fleet gets two such moments when he calls out Nars for his actions. And quite awesomely, he doesn't back down after Nars threatens to strike him the second time.
* CharacterDevelopment: Claudette receives a considerable amount, by comparison to her previous appearance (see AscendedExtra). Namely, she goes from being a somewhat typical kid character to a more compassionate one as she realizes Fleet's situation and works to help him despite them both being competitors.
** While introduced as a LoveInterest for Claudette, Fleet starts out as a bit arrogant, telling Claudette that she and the others can cheer for him when they intend to compete. As the plot goes on, it shows he's not as obsessed with winning as he initially suggests and is willing to stand up to his Games-obsessed father.
** Both Brent and Agnes start out as misfits due to his crippling fear of birds and her poor sense of balance. They become more balanced individuals and competitors as they train.
* ChekhovsSkill: There's the "Mom slide" technique that Claudette learned from Kate. While she does use it during competition, it's most significant [[spoiler:when she and Fleet use to to ensure they have a fair competition and tie]].
* DeadpanSnarker: Agnes the porcupine
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Both of Nars' first appearances to the cast consist of him angrily calling for Fleet to get back to practice and then having an emotional breakdown when he remembers how he lost.
* HeelRealization: [[spoiler:Much to Nars' anger, Claudette and Fleet tie, thus costing his chance to score a victory through his son. However, he notices that Fleet isn't destroyed by not winning as he was and softens up considerably.]]
* LoveAtFirstSight: At the very least, it becomes apparent that Claudette and Fleet like each other the moment their eyes first meet.
* OpposingSportsTeam: The Northern Region team, led by Fleet and coached by Nars
* OverprotectiveDad: Humphrey gets into this role to a degree when he catches onto the growing attraction between Claudette and Fleet. He immediately yells at Claudette that she's forbidden to date until she's "[her] grandma's age", embarrassing the poor girl (and Kate, who watches on). That Humphrey is also coaching her and Fleet is also on the rival team do not help matters.
* PuppyLove[=/=]ShipTease: Claudette and Fleet
* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: Humphrey ends up coaching a team of the like, consisting of his children, a snide porcupine, and a bear who believes birds are monsters. They manage to get over the "misfit" part about halfway through the film.
* TheRival: The Northern Pack team consists of Alpha cubs who've been training all winter thanks to their coach Nars. This includes Fleet, who befriends and shares a mutual crush with Claudette.
* ScareChord: The film admittedly abuses these as some of the character's more intense and psychological moments (namely Brent and Nars) are played out.
* SliceOfLife: This one is a bit laid back, focusing on a local competition rather than a major conflict among the wolf packs.
* UnknownRival: Nars lost to Kate in the Great Wolf Games when they were cubs and hasn't moved on past that point. As a result, Nars trains his son Fleet to regard Claudette as an enemy like her mother, and even growls at Kate when she appears as though he intends to attack her. Kate, on the other hand, barely remembers who he is.
* WellDoneSonGuy: Nars is hinted to have been one, given his breakdown and quiet pleading with his dad about how it wasn't his fault that he lost to a girl in his Great Wolf Games.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Brent has...bird issues. But he gets over it as they train.
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[[folder: ''Alpha and Omega: The Legend of the Saw Tooth Cave'']]
* AbsenteeActor: Once again, the "extended hunting" excuse is used to explain Garth's absence.
* AintTooProudToBeg: Frieda and Fran withhold information regarding Runt's whereabouts, until they decide to do so on the condition that Kate and Humphrey beg. Being her dignified Alpha self, Kate refuses. [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments Humphrey, on the other hand...]]
* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: Due to concerns over the cubs growing up, Kate and Humphrey cross into this trope a bit with their desperate attempts to keep their cubs close.
* AscendedFridgeHorror[=/=]{{Truth in Television}}: You know how, sometimes, cubs are killed if they are (deemed) defective in some way in RealLife? Well, this film confirms that something like that could very well happen in the A&O setting, as it almost did to Daria.
* BigBad: The Head Wolf, who had tried to kill Daria as a cub [[spoiler:and murdered her mother after she hid Daria in Shadow Forest]], triggering the haunting to occur in the first place.
* TheBusCameBack: Lilly returns to, along with Humphrey, lead the Omegas on the field trip that results in Runt's first encounter with Saw Tooth Cave. Winston, Eve, and Tony also return.
* CharacterDevelopment: Runt is the focus again, and he truly shows how far he's come as a character when he tries to help Daria despite the various threats at hand. This also applies, to a degree, to Kate and Humphrey as they learn to let their pups grow up.
* DarkerAndEdgier: The darkest entry in the franchise due to its premise and the revelation of its villain
* DontGoInTheWoods: The premise concerns an allegedly haunted section of Jasper that is hidden within Shadow Forest called Saw Tooth Cave. As several characters find out, there is indeed a ghost lurking in there, manifesting whenever anyone approaches the cave. [[spoiler:However, it turns out that the ghost is actually Daria's mother trying to protect her.]]
* HeroicAlbino: Daria is distinctively white and has pale blue eyes, hinting she might be this.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Frieda and Fran are a pair of porcupines who are generally bitchy towards just about everyone they meet, especially wolves. However, they're also revealed to be more of Daria's allies, warding off Lyle and Link's group when they come after her.
* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler:The Head Wolf]], see below
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:Daria's mother was murdered by the Head Wolf of their pack because she defied "pack rules" by protecting Daria. However, she is implied to be the ghost wolf that defends Daria, and later kills him in a flash of light after he tries to kill Daria again. This makes them the only characters to die in the franchise, so far]].
* KnightOfCerebus[=/=]VileVillainSaccharineShow: The Head Wolf turns out to arguably be a worse antagonist than King, especially due to how we see him actually try to kill Daria when she was a cub due to her blindness.
* MamaBear[=/=]PapaWolf: Kate and Humphrey waste absolutely no time in once again trying to find their missing child. There's also a brief moment when Kate gets especially angry when Frieda and Fran refuse to tell her where her son went.
** [[spoiler:To say nothing of Daria's mother, who was murdered by the Head Wolf for saving Daria from him. She's come back from the dead to defend her at all costs, eventually killing the Head Wolf]].
* MissingMom: Daria has no idea what became of her mother. [[spoiler:The trope is later subverted when it turns out the Ghost Wolf is Daria's mother, returned from the afterlife to keep her safe]].
* MysteriousProtector: A ghostly wolf manifests whenever anyone approaches Saw Tooth Cave, and generally acts as a protector of Daria while she resides there. [[spoiler:Which makes sense given that it's Daria's mother]].
* NightmareFace: Kate briefly uses a rather feral expression to threaten Frieda and Fran when they particularly anger her by withholding information about Runt.
* NoNameGiven: The Head Wolf has no name, simply being called "Head Wolf" in the credits.
* ProphetEyes: Daria, which fits with her being blind. Although they also have an eerie glow in the dark, as well.
* RockPaperScissors: Apparently, the wolves have their own version with "Leaf-Teeth-Rock", as seen with Lyle and Link.
* {{Sexophone}}: Briefly employed when Kate initially mistakes Humphrey's attempt to tell her that Runt's gone missing [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar as something else]].
* ThoseTwoGuys: Lyle and Link, Tony's two fellow Alphas and friends from puphood, who have a subplot of attempting to force the ghost out of Shadow Forest in order to become heroes.
* ToiletHumor: Humphrey mistakes Paddy's preening and "getting [his duck tendencies] out of his system" as going to the bathroom in his drinking water.
* UnreliableNarrator: When Tony recounts his experience at Saw Tooth Cave as a cub, he speaks of how he handled the situation like a brave leader. The flashback shows that Tony initially sent his two fellow Alphas ahead on the grounds that "if one was lost, they always have another".
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: Played with, as despite that he still has childish habits here and there, Runt handles the situations they get into a lot more maturely than his Alpha siblings.
* WouldHurtAChild: The Head Wolf [[MoralEventHorizon tried to kill Daria when she was cub]]. 'Nuff said.
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