- "I'm not a wild animal."
- —Aleu to Balto
Aleu appeared in Wolf Quest as the protagonist and made a cameo as a puppy during the song "You Don't Have To Be A Hero" during Wings of Change.
Aleu has sandy-grey fur, with a lighter underbelly. While mostly looking like her father, she shares some similarities to her mother.
Aleu has a more wolf-like appearance than her father. It is unknown why, but she resembles a wolf far more than a dog.
She's a beautiful wolf-dog even though she's just like her father.
She's very stubborn and brave, prone to not listening to her father. She was also disdainful of her wolf blood (though she eventually learns to accept it).
She also dislikes anyone else using improper grammar especially double negatives. Although she never realized it, Aleu acted more like a wolf than a dog.
She had a reputation for being aggressive and had a high prey drive and stronger predatory instincts than a common dog.
It is unknown how she developed her prey drive as neither Balto nor Jenna possessed a prey drive.
Despite a very emotional blow at the hands of her father, the two reconcile at the end of her journey and she remains very closely tied to Balto despite leaving him perhaps forever.
Although their is a chance they may met again someday. As a pup: Aleu is highly attracted to howling .
In her own words, "Sometimes I just can't help myself," Aleu is strong in spirit and leadership, with all the traits a wolf pack could hope for, she is closely bonded with her father.
Though she would never admit it, she loves her father very much though sometimes they can get on each others nerves. Aleu is very outgoing with a tendency to do things without thinking,
She bore great resemblance to a wolf more so than her siblings, and also acted more like a wolf unlike her more domesticated siblings.
As a result, she was never adopted. Aleu spent a year with Balto and Jenna, believing that one day a human would adopt her for who she was. When she grew up, she scared Muk and Luk during hide and seek and a hunter took aim at her, mistaking her for a wolf.
Balto was forced to tell Aleu about her wolf heritage, causing her to run away. Balto tries to catch her, on the way he encounters the Totem animals, such as the Fox and Wolverines.
Meanwhile Aleu questions herself on what she's doing, running away with nowhere to go, she decides to rest in a cave to get out of the sun that the Raven (Aniu in disguise) helped her find, in the cave.
Aleu is encouraged and then finding out Muru is her spirit guide, leaves the cave thinking about he had said.
She runs into a grizzly bear also resting in the cave, that attacks her, she runs out of the cave and is cornered at a cliff.
When Balto saves her by attacking the grizzly bear, but she refused to return to the life offered with her family at Nome.
Through a series of spiritual events, Balto, Nava and eventually Aleu herself come to realize with the aid of her spirit guide Muru that she is destined to lead the pack towards a better future.
At the end of the events in Balto II: Wolf Quest, she bids her father a very emotional farewell, informing him to deliver her best love to her mother.
She disappears with a confident howl across the Bering Sea. Her future and whereabouts are now unknown.
She has a strange supernatural power that allows her to have visions of the past or future, as well as read minds. This is shown by her eyes lighting up a bright yellow.
Aleu has an official Twitter page where she tweets with friends and fans regularly.
- Boris: You don't sit nowhere for more than five seconds!
- Aleu: That's "anywhere", Uncle Boris.
- Boris: What's anywhere? Don't try to confuse me, young lady!
- — Aleu and Boris
- Yak: SORRY, BUT YOU'RE NOT GOING ...(ARR [scratchin']...NOWHERE !
- Aleu: That's "anywhere" fleabag!"
- — Yak and Aleu
- Aleu: "Goodbye papa, tell mom, I finally found my home,"
- -Aleu too Balto, leaving with the wolf pack
- -Aleu to Muru
- Aleu: "What about my Brothers and Sisters! they all have wolf in them too! why did humans want them!?"
- Balto: "Because they don't look it, and you do."
- Aleu: "Its not fair!"
- -Aleu arguing with her father about her wolf heritage