Alphallons are the alpha males of the primadon society. While intelligent, sentient beings, primadons do share much in common with the gorillas of earth, the primary similarity being their almost identical build and physical behavior. Though large and powerfully built, they are likewise peaceable beings. They dwell in cities, rather than packs or troops, but among them, there are still alpha males, who are the leaders of the primadon society.
In social animals, the alpha is the individual in the community with the highest rank. Where one male and one female fulfill this role, they are referred to as the alpha pair (the term varies when several females fulfill this role – it is extremely rare among mammals for several males to fulfill this role with one female). Other animals in the same social group may exhibit deference or other symbolic signs of respect particular to their species towards the alpha.
The alpha animals are given preference to be the first to eat and the first to mate; among some species they are the only animals in the pack allowed to mate. Other animals in the community are usually killed or ousted if they violate this rule. Animals tend to live in groups with a specific social order due to their natural tendency. The leader of the pack is called the alpha male, while there may also be an alpha female depending on the species. In wolves, the alpha animal tends to be the strongest and maintains his position as the alpha male by defeating other challengers in combat.
The status of the alpha is often achieved by means of superior physical prowess, though it can also be determined by social efforts and building alliances. The individual in the alpha position usually changes when another challenges it to a fight, in some species to the death, and wins. Consequently, alphas may have to fight individuals in their own group several times to maintain their position throughout their lifetimes.