The Benefactor, ‘Teen Wolf’: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

The Benefactor is one of the new additions to the hit show Teen Wolf. Read on for the 5 Fast Facts on The Benefactor, The Dead Pool, and more.

1. The Benefactor Is the Newest Villain

Beacon Hill has a new villain this season – The Benefactor. The IB Times writes:

For those who don’t know, a benefactor is a person who gives money or other help to a person or cause, which is why you saw money floating from the skies during the first Season 4 promo of Teen Wolf.

2. No One Knows Who The Benefactor Is …

The identity of The Benefactor has not been revealed … Even the crew on the show doesn’t know who show creator Jeff Davis has chosen to be The Benefactor. Show creator Jeff Davis told BuzzFeed:

The mystery is: Who is this person paying out for the supernatural creatures in Beacon Hills to be murdered? Who is the benefactor?”

Fans are already making their own predictions when it comes to the identity of The Benefactor …

3. This Season Faces a Lot of Financial Struggles, Which Lead to The Benefactor

Many of the characters this season will face financial struggles and that’s where The Benefactor comes in. IB Times writes:

The Executive Producer revealed that the main characters of the show would be struggling with financial problems in Season 4, which could ultimately lead them down a very dangerous road.

Show creator Jeff Davis told Buzzfeed:

Stiles is dealing with bills from Eichen House and the MRI they can’t quite pay for; Scott and his mother live in a house that was given to her by her parents that has all the problems of a big house … These are Spielbergian kids struggling to make ends meet and it’s sort of a ‘Treasure of The Sierra Madre’–type season where they’re all going to be tempted by money. Tempted by the idea of, ‘What if I took out this person on the list? How much money could I get?’ That’s the big idea of Season 4.

4. A Team of Assassins Is Helping The Benefactor


The IB Times reports that The Benefactor comes equipped with its own assassins:

If for some reason the residents of Beacon Hill’s aren’t tempted by The Benefactor’s bills, he has a handful of professionally trained assassins to take the supernatural creatures out. Yep, as if the town didn’t have enough drama now they’ll be welcoming a handful of spooky killers.

5. There Is a Hit List

The Benefactor’s assassins have a hit list. Creator Davis stated:

We call it The Dead Pool. It’s a list of names, a list of all the various kinds of supernatural creatures in Beacon Hills – it’s essentially a hit list – and all of their names are on it.

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