A werewolf, also known as a lycanthrope, is a mythological or folkloric human with the ability to shapeshift into a wolf, often after being placed under a curse and/or lycanthropic affliction via a bite or scratch from a werewolf. This transformation is often associated with the appearance of the ...

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Is there such a thing as a Higher Werewolf?

In Lukyanenko's Night Watch series, vampires and werebeasts (most commonly werewolves) are both referred to as lower Dark Ones: they have some magical ability, but it's capped at a certain level ...
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What do werewolves and vampires think of each other in Middle-earth?

The TVTropes article Fur Against Fang has this to say about vampires and werewolves in Middle-earth: Werewolves despised vampires, considering them “rats with wings” and vampires regarded wolves ...
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Are there any female lycans?

From watching the first Underworld movie, I didn't see any females who were lycans. It looked like about half of the vampires were females, but apparently all of the lycans were male. Is there any ...
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Is there any help for muggle werewolves?

Since muggles can be turned into werewolves as well, I was wondering I the ministry handles these cases. Questions that come to my mind would be: Do the werewolves know of wizards? Do the families ...
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What would happen if a werewolf bites a House Elf or Goblin?

I am wondering about the effect of a werewolf bite on a magical being.
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Short story: Door to a world of werewolves

I'm sure it was in an anthology of short horror stories. I read it many years ago, and it has bothered me ever since because I don't remember the author or the title! Help is much appreciated. This is ...
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What is the origin of werewolf fiction?

Vampire fiction, now a widespread genre, really started with Bram Stoker's Dracula. Sure, there were legends and folklore about vampires beforehand, and even Dracula itself was based on stories about ...
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Short story collection about were-creatures and shapeshifters

I borrowed and read this book (in English) from a local library in Rancho Bernardo, California as a child in the early to mid 90's, no later than '96. The collection itself may have been written in ...
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Looking for a werewolf movie (comedy) where the cameraman is shot

I have not seen this myself, but a colleague talked about it and I got curious. The intro has a boy visiting Eastern Europe with his father and is bitten by a werewolf while waiting outside when his ...
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Werewolf Novel about a secret agent werewolf Multilingual

I read a werewolf novel once about a "secret agent" werewolf. I remember he was multilingual and at some point in the novel he was masquerading as an Italian (Calabrese) and I remember he got snippy ...
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Movie about teenagers and werewolves on a school trip

I want to find the name of a movie that involved a group of teenage kids going on a bus trip. There was one kid that turn into a wolf at night. I think they were going to pass a tunnel when the wolf ...
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Is Cain a vampire or a werewolf?

In The Matrix Reloaded, Persephone explained the nature of the exile programs Cain and Abel: They come from a much older version of the Matrix, but like so many back then they caused more problems ...
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Why does Lupin have his first transformation at Hogwarts? [duplicate]

In Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkeban, Lupin, the werewolf, has to take a potion every full moon to keep his inner wolf under control. It causes him to miss class. Now, the first time it happens ...
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A Glowing White hot chair a man is forced to sit on

This I believe may have been one story from an anthology. The horrific image has been with me from the early 70's. I remember a metal chair is heated over a fire until it glows. A man is brought ...
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Teen Wolf universe Werewolf Strength

I have Just started Teen wolf and got to wondering What is the strength level of Werewolves in The Teen Wolf Universe? What feats of strengths have been shown?
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Looking for a short story about a runaway Girl rescued by a wildman on a planet taken over by aliens

I read a book in a library stack that was either a short book or a short story in pulp sci fi compilation book. It starts by telling the reader that the planet was taken over by aliens and now ruled ...
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Looking for the title of a novel that was written from a werewolf's point of view?

Long ago I read a paperback novel that was written before 1981 (I'm guessing sometimes in the 60s or 70s). The story was written from the main character's point of view who was a human male who could ...
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What werewolf hunter uses this equipment (crossbow and hat)?

Science Fiction Stack Exchange and some other Stack Exchange sites are currently running a game called the "Winter bash" where users can earn "hats", overlay images they can add to their user avatar. ...
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Trying to find a werewolf movie with a teenage boy and family hiding in a cabin

For years I've been trying to find this movie I saw on TV once. I only saw the end. It featured a teenage boy (about 18 years old) and his family hiding out in a cabin. The kid is making molotov ...
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Was “American Werewolf” the first story to have a werewolf haunted by ghosts?

In the 1981 film "An American Werewolf in London" and its 1997 sequel "An American Werewolf in Paris", the protagonist is haunted by increasingly decayed apparitions of his victims. These "ghosts" ...
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Name or author of a werewolf horror novel estimated to be from the 70's or 80's, possibly early 90's

This was a book I'd found on my brother's shelf, and he's quite a bit older than me. We narrowed it down to probably being a book from the 70's or 80's. I'm really hoping someone here can tell me the ...
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Could the Imperius curse be used to control werewolves?

We know that the Imperius curse works against non-human animals as well as humans, so it should work on transfigured humans. A werewolf could probably be considered a transfigured human so it should ...
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Why did Heather Bram not get cured?

In Hair of the Dog they say that the death of the nineth werewolf from the same bloodline makes the damnation disappear. We see the FBI agent get cured when her boyfriend dies. Why does Heather not ...
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Can the Hulk's healing overcome supernatural afflictions?

The Hulk's healing ability is, as far as I can tell, the strongest of any Marvel character to date. While it is extremely difficult to injure him in the first place, if it does occur any injury ...
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Story Identification: Were-animals/shifters lead by human alpha/leader?

I'm looking for the title of a book-series - I'm pretty sure it was a trilogy when I ran into it, but books may have been added. It's possible I may mix in details from other books/series I've read, ...
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Are there really some wars about werewolfs? [closed]

After having a look at twilight, I really wanna know is there really any book relating to this topic? I have searched alot. But every result gives me answer that werewolfs are creatures with hairs. I ...
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How can someone become a werewolf?

I know the most common origin for werewolves is a bite by another werewolf. But a curse can be a acceptable origin for a transformation and, less often, we can see that sleeping under the full moon ...
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Can werewolves turn outside of the Full Moon in Harry Potter?

I’m in a Harry Potter Marauder’s-Era role-play and I’m playing Fenrir Greyback. (I’ve also not read the books/seen all the movies). I'm very loosely interpreting a specific point in canon that I’m ...
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A werewolf short story first read in the mid 80s, about a cheating man

I believe this short story was in an anthology I read at my school library in the mid 1980s (similar to Alfred Hitchock's Monster Museum); the story involved a man who was engaged to a rich society ...
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1970s (or older) book about a werewolf on an alien planet, who probably became one through alien technology

I'm trying to remember then name of an old book I read as a kid, hope someone can help locate it? Ok the book I read was part two of a trilogy from around the 70s maybe 80s, it starred a hero who was ...
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What is the clear liquid expelled when a lycanthrope shifts?

In the Anita Blake Saga lycanthropes of all kinds exist. When they shift forms, they expel a clear thick fluid that somehow manages to get on everything nearby but them (they somehow remain dry during ...
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In “The Wolf's Hour”, why did Michael Gallatin have to catch a train to escape the forest?

I read 1989's The Wolf's Hour by Robert R. McCammon. It was an interesting take on the werewolf tale. However, I seem to have gotten lost in one of the character's flashbacks somewhere along the line. ...
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Could Avada Kedavra Be Used Legally Against Werewolves In Their Transformed State?

Could Avada Kedavra be used legally against werewolves in their transformed state? Humans turn into werewolves only when bitten. There is no known cure, though recent developments in potion-making ...
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Can an Animagus Be Infected With Lycanthropy While In Animal Form?

Pursuant to Why did Remus and Sirius fight in Prisoner of Azkaban (Werewolf vs Dog) I wondered if a human in Animagus form could be infected with lycanthropy if bitten by a werewolf. An Animagus ...
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Why did Remus and Sirius fight in Prisoner of Azkaban (werewolf vs. dog)?

In Prisoner of Azkaban, Remus Lupin tells Harry, Ron, and Hermione that werewolves are dangerous only to humans: ‘They couldn’t keep me company as humans, so they kept me company as animals,’ said ...
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Is there such a thing as a reverse werewolf? (Animals trapped in a cyclic pattern of becoming human)

As we all know, werewolves are humans that are transformed into ravenous flesh eating monsters. Some are sentient, but most appear to be feral hunters of humans. Is there such a thing as reverse ...
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How is the Harry Potter universe not completely dominated by werewolves?

It seems that the bite of a werewolf transmits the "condition", nobody is immune to it, and it cannot be cured. Werewolves go on a rampage every month. This means that during their lifetime they can ...
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Can a werewolf turn a muggle into another werewolf?

We have established that, in all likelyhood, in HP universe, Lycanthropy is a contagion that has magical properties, and is not merely a virus (despite being a metaphor for one as intended by JKR). ...
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Help identifying a book about a blue wolf and werewolves.

I am trying to identify a book. These are the details that I recall: a blue wolf, two young werewolves on the run from their evil Vampire uncle this uncle has a Ghost Vampire brother.
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In the Silmarillion what is meant by Vampires and Werewolves?

We have a fairly specific idea of what vampires and werewolves are in our society. Vampires are cursed with the need to drink blood and immortality, werewolves are cursed with changing into a huge ...
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Why do werewolves from Supernatural eat their victims hearts?

What is the lore and reason behind the writers decision that werewolves ate their victims hearts? Is this something in myth an legend or a new creation on top of what already exists?
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Does Teddy become a werewolf?

Teddy Lupin is the son of Remus Lupin. Remus is a werewolf. Does this condition get passed down from father to son? It seems that Remus is afraid that this is the case but I don't recall whether or ...
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Are there creatures of fantasy in other countries that have the same prevelance as zombies, werewolves and vampires in the United States? [closed]

Most creatures of fantasy appear to be derived from these similar themes, but I wonder if I simply have not heard of creatures in other countries that hold captive the imaginations of the citizens in ...
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What triggers a lycanthropic change in the Potterverse?

In most fiction I've read or encountered, the change occurs as a simple consequence of the lunar cycle. Though from what I know of Harry Potter, the change that takes place is due to sighting the full ...
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Can werewolves die of old age? [closed]

A werewolf can recover from wounds that would be fatal to a human being, so it can be said they could suffer an unnaturaly long life span. If they aren't hunted down and killed by angry villagers, can ...
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In “An American Werewolf in London”, why was David able to see and talk with his dead friend?

In "An American Werewolf in London", David is wounded by the werewolf that kills his friend. The werewolf that killed his friend is killed by the locals thereby putting its victims to rest. Davids ...
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Is lycanthropy a magical disease?

In Potterverse there are magical illnesses -- for example, Dragon Pox and Spattergoit -- and I'm wondering, in the wake of all the werewolf questions, whether lycanthropy would be considered a virus. ...
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Do werewolves in Harry Potter only transform under moonlight?

Researching another question, I came across a quote I was looking for that seems to show werewolves only transform in the moonlight: A cloud shifted. There were suddenly dim shadows on the ground. ...
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What is it about the full moon that affects Werewolves? [closed]

Just what is it about a full moon that affects a werewolf? Is it the light? Is it just that werewolves are on a 28-day cycle that always syncs with the Moon? If it were light, then just keeping a ...
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Why is it Silver that Kills a Werewolf?

Aside from just the idea that it has to be "something" (maybe lead, steel, whatever), what is it about silver that makes it so special that it can kill a werewolf where other bullets or a stake to the ...