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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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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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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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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 man-...
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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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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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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 a werewolf cub?

In Harry Potter, werewolves are people that turn into wolves at full moon, and go around biting people, turning them into werewolves. Examples include Remus Lupin and Fenrir Greyback, both of which ...
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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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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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Bitten by a vampire, werewolf, and zombie… what happens to him? [closed]

I'm toying with the idea of having a character bitten by more than one bite-infecting monster and wondered about just what would happen. What are the generally-accepted time windows from bite to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Where did it come from that lycanthropy transfer by bite?

In ancient, medieval and renaissance sources the only way to become a werewolf is to be cursed by gods or by the use of magic, but in contemporary popular culture lycanthropy transfers by a bite. When ...
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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 in-...
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Book about a dog who protects his family from a werewolf

I'm trying to remember the title and author of a book I read years ago. It's about a dog, something like a German Shepherd with a name like "Thor", who lives with a normal family. When a friend/cousin/...
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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 of ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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short story about a man who picks up a girl hitchhiker who is a werewolf or vampire

I read this story back in the '70s in an anthology and it stayed with me because it creeped me out so much as a kid. The final line in the story is that he was going to look at her teeth after ...
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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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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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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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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: Young man attacked by wild animal (bear?) and rescued by shifted werewolf-woman (princess?), changed to be rescued, existing betrothal

I'm looking for a book in English. It starts with a young man/teenaged boy being attacked by some wild animal (bear?) in the wilderness and he's severely injured. A wolf - a shifted werewolf girl/...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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-...