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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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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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In the Underworld franchise, What are the canonical physical advantages to being a Vampire over the Lycans?

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 evolutionary ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Where did the notion that Werewolves and Vampires are at odds originate?

If you can believe Wikipedia some ancient traditions believe that werewolves would become vampires after being killed. Before the end of the 19th century, the Greeks believed that the corpses of ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How are new werewolves made?

How are new werewolves made in the Twilight series? I mean, if werewolves don't harm humans then how did they get new ones? Are they born like humans?
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What characteristics do Alpha/Beta wolves have in the Twilight series?

I watched Breaking Dawn Part One, where they used the term Alpha Wolf for their leader. But how can one become an Alpha wolf in the Twilight series, and what are the differences between the Alpha and ...
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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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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 ...
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Book: Werewolf/shifter-princess, true-mate, ritualistic test in cabin of mates, fighting?

I'm looking for a book in English. It's about werewolves (or shifters). A girl is sort of a werewolf princess (may not be a shifter/werewolf herself), and many werewolves would like to mate with her....
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70's or 80's book about werewolves folklore

I had a number of books as a child, but one in particular keeps coming to mind and if anyone could help me identify it, that would be great. Here's what I remember... It was a book on werewolves, I ...
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Are there really some wars about werewolfs? [closed]

After having a look at Twilight, is there really any book relating where vampires lose to werewolves in a war? I have searched a lot but every result gives me answer that werewolves are creatures with ...
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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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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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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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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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Book about a blue wolf and werewolves on the run from their evil vampire uncle

I am trying to identify a book. These are the details that I recall: A blue wolf. Two young werewolves (aged 10-14) on the run from their evil vampire uncle. This uncle has a ghost vampire brother. ...
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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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Are werewolves in Harry Potter powerful even while in human form?

When we are introduced to werewolves with Lupin he doesn't seem to have any special characteristic while in human form. We can presume, since is canon information, that any wound he inflicts will ...
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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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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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Novel about a high school student werewolf meeting a girl (Elise) who becomes a vampire

I'm searching for an old novel I read back in high school. It involved the main protagonist being a high school student who is also a Lycan (werewolf). It's set in high school, where she meets a new ...
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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 during the winter season. There was one kid that turns into a wolf at night. I think they were going to ...
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If a werewolf would become an Animagus, would he still transfrom by the full moon?

All of Lupin's friends became Animagi to help him during his transformation, as Animagi cannot be affected by werewolf bites. However, what would've happened had Lupin himself had became an Animagus? ...
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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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Does Teddy become a werewolf?

Teddy Lupin is the son of Remus Lupin, 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 not ...
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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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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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Library book I read in 5th grade (1979)

There was a Sci-Fi collection book in my grade school library. I believe it had 3 stories in it, but I might be wrong? One of them I believe was about a girl that was turning into a werewolf. There ...
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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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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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Title of novel about a hitman trying to kill a guy who is a werewolf

I found a book on the library shelves sometime in the 1990s. I assume it was written in that general timeframe, as well, since its style was modern. The story was about a hitman who is hired to kill ...
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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 ...