The Wolf is a deadly creature that has been haunting Daggerhorn for over the past 20 years. During the attack on the village, people living in fear hiding in the houses, some people offer a monthly sacrifice of animals and stay away from the real wood while others venture into the forest to hunt the wolf. The men bring back a common gray wolf, thinking it is the one that has been terrorizing the village. The townspeople decide to celebrate the death of the wolf, but their festivities are interrupted by the arrival of famous witch hunter Father Solomon who reveals that the townspeople did not slaughter the real Wolf because it would have changed back into its human form if they did. Still, the townspeople decide to continue the celebration. But the festivities are once again interrupted by the arrival of the real Wolf, who in a rampage kills several people.
- The Wolf may have been based on the Beast of Gévaudan, a real life historical beast which terrorised the region of Gévaudan in France in the 1700's. The Beast killed dozens of people and evaded capture for years, before was finally killed by being shot with a silver bullet, made by melting down a silver cross. Many people believed the Beast to be a werewolf and that only the silver bullet could've killed it; however, in reality, the Beast was likely an abnormally large wolf or feral dog that had developed a taste for human flesh.
- The Wolf is directly based upon the character of the Big Bad Wolf, the main antagonist of the original fairytale, although in the original story, the Big Bad Wolf is not a werewolf but an 'ordinary' wolf (although it is capable of speech and has other, anthropomorphic traits). The Big Bad Wolf also only killed or tried to kill Red riding Hood and her Grandmother, as opposed to an entire town.