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Questions tagged [werewolf]

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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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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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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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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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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A non American TV Show / Movie about immortal werewolves

It was a TV Show or a movie I am not completely sure. The names of characters and places sounded foreign like Latin America / Spain (or maybe Italy or France). The story was about immortal ...
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Book: Orphaned girl. fire, dancer/acrobat, grandfather, backwaters, wolves, werewolves?

I'm looking for a book - probably Young Adult - English language. Set in the USA. It's about a girl who's orphaned after losing her mother (believe her father had left or died prior) in a fire. The ...
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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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Werewolf trilogy from the 90's

I'm looking for the name of a trilogy of werewolf novels from the 90's that were originally part of the Scholastic Book Club's "Thrills and Chills" package. All I recall from the first of the three ...
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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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Short story about werewolf killing 'boy scout'-type campers

The memory of this story has stayed with me since my childhood, and I'd love to track it down someday. I would have read it in English, in the USA, in the 1980's. I have the impression that the story ...
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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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Modern fantasy, werewolf novel, silver teeth

I am looking for a modern werewolf story. A man with a troubled home life (I believe he's a psychiatrist) is given a pair of silver wolf teeth in a human 'dentures' set so to speak (it'd fit easy in ...
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Series of books about a private school full of werewolves [closed]

Trying to remember series of books about a teenage girl that starts attending a school full of werewolves. I seem to remember more of a thriller than a horror.
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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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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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Young adult novel from 80s or 90s about werewolves in central Europe

I'm looking for a novel I read around 1995. I read it in Danish, but I think the author might have been German, though I can't be certain. It was likely written for teens or young adults, and I don't ...
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Can werecoyotes/werejaguars form packs?

In the Teen Wolf universe, can werecoyotes form packs like werewolves can? I mean the supernatural way (red eyes, betas, alphas, etc.) not just a bunch of supernatural not killing each other.
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Vampire vs werewolf novel with both on the cover (with non-matching shadows)

I'm looking for the name of a particular novel. It's a vampire vs werewolf novel, with the main protagonist being a werewolf. I do know the book is written in the first person narrative. It's set in ...
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where in history does the significance to silver come into play as a defense against werewolves and vampires\\ [duplicate]

All myths come from somewhere, so where did the notion that silver affects werewolves come from? Of wolf-based lore coming from France was there anything during that time that could have contributed ...
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80s-90s book about a high school student werewolf who meets a girl who becomes a vampire [duplicate]

The name currently escapes me, but the story goes along the lines of that the protagonist, a high school student, who is a werewolf, meets a new student by the name of Elise. Somewhere down the lines,...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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/...