Nicodemus: A true leader is always a leader, even outside his own pack.
Nicodemus was named after the rat in Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, which Cutler read in fifth grade. The wolf character himself is most likely older than the name.
Nicodemus is a pure black wolf, lanky of build. He looks older than he is. His eyes are gold.
Nicodemus isn’t much older than Zephyr, but he’s been through far more. Once the Leader of the Druid Moon Pack, he was defeated and exiled with his mate, who died that winter. He wanders hoping to join her. But spring comes and he’s still breathing, and not strong enough emotionally to live alone. So he joins the Windwater Pack, once again taking the Second position until his death.
- Nicodemus' nickname from Zephyr, "Old Nick", is also another name for the Devil.