He is a glamourist, and uses this to charm the Colas and staff of Tregarren College into liking him. Because Dax Jones could see though the glamour (he had resistence), Patrick Wood attempted to kill Dax Jones, first with a gun, and then dropping him down a mine shaft. He failed, and was dropped down the mine shaft himself. He also attempted to kill the journalist Caroline Fisher, but failed. It also emerges that he killed the first shapeshifter, the wolf.
He is described as having a boyish appearence.