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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 full moon.

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WereFox / Werewolf / FBI / Conspiracy Series

I'm looking for a series that starts with a female FBI agent that happen to be a werefox and her partner, who's a werewolf. In fact his WHOLE family is in the FBI (or some other government agency). ...
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English-language werewolf novel from the mid-to-late 1980s

I read the book in 1987 or 1988 (having borrowed it from a friend in a middle-school science class), and I'm pretty sure it was not written much before then (and definitely not later). The plot ...
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Fantasy book about a male werewolf and oracle

The story I am looking for is a werewolf erotica. The story has a werewolf male and an oracle. The oracle was born a werewolf (but doesn't know it until later after a certain chunk of the novel) ...
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Help identifying horror short story collection with werewolf story about a boy who becomes werewolf to avenge his slain puppies

I read this collection in 1980 or 1981 (unsure how old it was at the time). I checked it out of a public library in the armpit town of Stead, Nevada. Anyway, in the story, some asshole's dogs chase ...
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Werewolf movie where the chief clue is enhanced senses

I haven't watched this movie, but heard this from a friend and it interests me, so I'm here to ask. Male lead gets wounded by a wolf on the night of a full moon, and he doesn't pay much attention to ...
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Is there such a thing as a muggle werewolf? [duplicate]

I was reading Fantastic Beasts and Where to find them, and I found this quote: “Werewolves spend most of their time as humans (whether wizard or Muggle).” (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them) ...
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Werewolf paperback novel (70s/80s?) centering on twins boys from a small town in the Appalachians

Looking for the title of a paperback novel that begins in New York City, culminates in a small town in the Appalachians. Flashback is the Appalachian family has twin boys, one appearing normal, the ...
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How did Lupin ensure he was safe for people?

I mean during his transformations. We know that during his time as a student at Hogwarts he was isolated in the Shrieking Shack. When he was a teacher, he used Wolfsbane potion provided by Snape. But ...
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'90s movie involving a bag of marbles, a werewolf, and a woman

There was a movie back in the '90s that my mom would watch when it came on. I barely remember it, but I know bits and pieces of it. In part of the movie, there was a bag of marbles, and all the, I ...
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Which Werewolf movie was the first to describe what would happen if a person was bitten or scratched by a werewolf in human form?

Which Werewolf movie was the first to describe what would happen if a person was bitten or scratched by a werewolf in human form? Every werewolf movie describes the effects of being attacked by a ...
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Novel set during Roman era with main protagonist is a werewolf

I read this novel in paperback around 2002 in the UK, I bought it new then so it was in print in the early 2000s. The novel was set in Roman times, but I cannot recall during which period or Emperor. ...
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Story with a white cover about a girl that falls in love with werewolf [closed]

I read the book in middle school, about ten years ago. It's about a girl that moves and falls in love with a werewolf. I remember that fairies (fae) were involved and the cover was white. It's not ...
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Werewolves in Tolkien: Why is this name used?

The werewolves in Tolkien’s stories lack the main characteristic of modern and historical depictions of werewolves elsewhere, namely, the ability (willing or otherwise) to change their form between ...
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TV Episode involving a male and a female reporter where she gets the exciting pieces including one involving a werewolf

I think I saw this on PBS somewhere in the late 1980s to the early 1990s. It might have been a segment on a show like 3-2-1 Contact or Electric Company. The core scene sticking in my head involves a ...
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Looking for medieval werewolf fantasy book probably published in 1990s or up to 2010

The main protagonist was a young woman whose father was either making her marry someone or go on a pilgrimage. The setting seemed to be England, in fall or winter. The werewolf accompanied her as she ...
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Help identifying children's horror short story collection with werewolf story

I'm trying to find out the name of a children's horror story collection that I read in the US in the early 80s, which would put the publication date sometime in the 70s or possibly 60s. The story I ...
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If Wolfsbane is to be taken a week in advance, why does it matter that Lupin hadn't taken it on the night of the full moon?

In chapter 18 of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Lupin makes it clear that the potion is taken a week in advance (emphasis mine): "As long as I take it in the week, preceding the full ...
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Can D&D werewolves actively decide whether to turn someone or not?

I'm fleshing out a backstory for a new character in D&D, who has been bitten by a werewolf. My question essentially considers how much control a werewolf has when in wolf-form. Is it generally ...
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Who was stronger, Lucian or William?

Underworld: Evolution says William became ,"the first and most powerful Lycan." But Underworld: Rise of the Lycans says Lucian, "possessed a strength and focus that ...
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How much of werewolf "folk lore" can be attributed to the invention of Curt Siodmak? [closed]

I know the poem about "a man who is pure at heart" turning into a wolf was written by Siodmak but I am not sure, like Stoker, how much Siodmak himself was inspired by European folk lore. It may be ...
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In the Underworld franchise, what are the canonical physical advantages to being a Vampire over a Lycan?

The Underworld franchise gives a modern twist to the war between Vampires and Werewolves, aka Lycans. Here, these species aren't "supernatural" in origin, but more a biological or ...
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Terrans land on a planet with cat-like aliens and start going missing, two of the crew are werewolves that think it is the perfect place

I just remember a glimpse from around 40 years ago. The story may be older. An exploration space ship from Terra is landing on an alien planet. The Earthlings are coming in contact with the alien cat-...
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R. A. Salvatore novel set in Faerûn - main character is a female werewolf who has dealings with priestesses of Selûne

I'm trying to remember this book I read some time around 2008. I remember it as a book with R. A. Salvatore's name on it, I'm not certain if he wrote it or co-wrote it, which is why I couldn't ...
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Werewolf horror novel where the werewolf attacks people in cars and eats a child

The story begins with a werewolf attacking a couple I think in car. In one particular scene the werewolf is attacking a family in their RV and eats the child.
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Short story about a doctor who is a werewolf

This short story involved a doctor werewolf who ended up being cured of his lycanthropy by being shrunk and placed inside his own body (or a robot version of it maybe? cloned?) based on the premise ...
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Kindle book about a woman pulled into underground fights, in a setting with vampires and werewolves

I think I read it about 4-5 years ago (around 2014-2015) as a free Kindle book. It might have also been in a large dump of "vampire fiction" that I got from a friend that I have since gotten rid of ...
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Series about a young woman who can sense supernatural beings and works in auto repair

I ran across a series ten-ish years ago at a yard sale and just read the first few pages of the first book and now I want to find them and read them. The main character was a woman who had her own ...
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Book I read in the middle 80s about a werewolf killed by sharks

I think the main female character was Maeve. It talked about wolfsbane. Hunting in the woods at night. Something about being on a boat. Sharks killing the werewolf at the end of the book.
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Werewolf romance book where female had to fight werewolf to keep her position in the pack

I am trying to find this book where a female had to fight a werewolf in order to keep her position in pack and her mate can’t help her. She ends up shooting the wolf and winning the challenge. I ...
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If a Muggle is to turn into a werewolf, would they be able to learn magic?

I'm pretty sure that werewolves are magical creatures and, by extension, have magic in them. So, if a Muggle was to get bitten by a werewolf and survive to become a werewolf, would they be able to ...
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80s-90s (?) cartoon about a werewolf - something like Scooby Doo knock off

I remember an old cartoon, but I cannot find it. I saw it in the 90s on Cartoon Network, but the animation was older. It was like Scooby Doo, but male protagonist was something like werewolf - if he'...
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Book I was reading in the mid to late 90s about a private detective werewolf

I remember the main character was a private detective as well as a werewolf. There was an island he went to where all the inhabitants were females as well as werewolves. In one part they capture a ...
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90s young adult novel: young girl in a boarding school where some students are actually werewolves

I am looking for a series of young adult novels that I read in the early 90's. I read them in French but I believe they were originally written in English. The story revolved around a young girl's ...
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What is known about the Homorphus Charm and does it cure lycanthropy? [duplicate]

Question inspired by reading this -> Why was an entire minor scene omitted from the French translation of "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets"? Please read Prof. Lockhart's quote in ...
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Werewolf Short Story - Love Goes Bad (mildly NSFW language)

Somewhere around 2006 I read an unusual and poignant short story written from the perspective of a female werewolf. An American college professor goes on a trip to Eastern Europe and falls in love ...
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Trying to find a YA Paranormal Romance Graphic Novel Series from the 1990s

I'm trying to find a series of comics/graphic novels I read at the tail end of the 1990s. The main character is a blond girl moving into a new house (I'm pretty sure it was a relative's house, and ...
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Movie Identification - 2000-Current Werewolf

I am trying to identify a werewolf movie that I remember watching. I have exhausted my Google-Fu in this search. I recall it being centered around two guys in their late teens or early to mid ...
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What was the first instance of a relationship between werewolves and vampires? [duplicate]

What was the first known instance of a story that provides a relationship between werewolves and vampires? What was that relationship? In some movies (Underwold, Van Helsing and Twilight), werewolves ...
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80s Book About Kid Werewolf

Looking for a kid's book (maybe young adult, but probably juvenile) about a kid who discovered he was a werewolf. At the end of the book, he comes home after being a werewolf all night. He is naked ...
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Help with identifying story about a werewolf

When I was in middle school, I read a book in the library about a girl and her classmates going camping. There, it turns out that one of her classmates is a werewolf and she ends up biting the ...
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What would happen if you drank Polyjuice Potion made from a werewolf?

Related to this: What would happen if Lupin drank Polyjuice Potion? If you made Polyjuice Potion from one of Lupin's hairs, and then drank it during a full moon night, would you turn into a werewolf ...
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How will a lunar eclipse affect Professor Lupin's werewolf transformation curse?

We all know that the moon somehow triggers the effect to cause a transformation. On that note, what is it about the moon? Is it the light? If that's the case will a total lunar eclipse mess up the ...
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Book: main character is a half-blood working as a mage's servant, eventually becomes the leader of a werewolf pack

All I can remember is, the protagonist is a half-demon or devil who works as a servant for a mage. The mage is a sword master that graduated from an academy where everyone receives a scar on their ...
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70s-80s sci-fi collection with aliens and a girl werewolf who may have eaten cats

There was a sci-fi collection book in my grade school library (1979). I believe it had 3 stories in it, but I might be wrong: One of them I believe was about a girl who was turning into a werewolf. ...
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Was Fenrir Greyback his original name?

How did the biggest and baddest werewolf come to have such a well-fitting name? This has bugged me for a bit, but I have only now tried to look this up - without success so far. Was this the name ...
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Looking for the name of a Werewolf thriller set in or near the Arctic

Back in the early 90s I read a book that had won an award and was an excellent example of writing to create a sense of dread. I have had trouble finding this book again and unfortunately can remember ...
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In Harry Potter, is there a cure to werewolf bites?

In Fantastic Beasts (the textbook) we find this: The werewolf is found worldwide, though it is believed to have originated in northern Europe. Humans turn into werewolves only when bitten. There is ...
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Name of a werewolf novel from the 80's

I was a big reader of the horror paperbacks from the 80's. I read so many that I can't remember specific titles. There's one in particular that I was trying to find or at least get the name of. The ...
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What does Tonks do when Lupin turns into a werewolf?

Does she leave the house every month when there's a full moon, or is Lupin able to control himself and not attack her and their child?
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Werewolf romance with one evocative line

Trying to track this one down... Here is what I know. Paranormal romance book, featuring werewolves as good guys instead of evil monsters Heroine is a werewolf, but not a tough gal Heroine has a ...
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