Veruca (? - 1999) was a female werewolf who shared a powerful mutual attraction to Oz after she encountered him during a performance of her band, Shy. Veruca attempted to steal him away from Willow Rosenberg, first through seduction, and then by planning to kill her. Despite his primal attraction, Oz was uncomfortable with Veruca due to her embracing of her savage nature; however, when she threatened Willow, Oz killed Veruca in werewolf form. Unfortunately, Veruca was indirectly successful- a disturbed Oz left Willow soon afterwards.