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Viktor tells Selene at one point that "these rules are in place for a good reason and they are the only reason we have survived this long". The rules are part of a "covenant", and form a "chain" of elders' rule. I first thought that vampires, while "immortal", may have some sort of maximum lifespan, and that being in hibernation further extends their lives. ...


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Defining what is a "species" is a complex topic in real-world science, even moreso when you introduce fantasy species into the mix, so it's hard to say, but I'd lean towards calling them not species. There are two main reason why I'd dispute the term "species": Transmitted vs. Inherited While we do eventually see that the lycan and vampire conditions are ...


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Vampires in the Underworld universe aren't undead as far as I know. As with the Lycans they're essentially just infected by a special mutated strain of the plague. This grants them a lengthened lifespan as well as a massive potential for regenerating their bodies (essentially keeping them alive). If they'd be undead, they would stop aging or growing, which ...


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Not in the movies but in Underworld universe they do have female lycans, before Rise of the Lycan came out, in the novel Blood Enemy there are several female lycans that play a huge role in the story. Grushenka is a character in the non-canon novel Blood Enemy. She is a Lycan who works as a laundress for the Vampires. Grushenka does not exist in the ...


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This answer contains numerous spoilers for Underworld: Evolution. Marcus was the first and oldest vampire, the ancestor of all other vampires. He therefore became a vampire earlier than Viktor. According to the Underworld Wiki article on Viktor, the production notes and novelizations of the films differ on who was born earlier. Marcus told Viktor that if ...


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After a brief twitter conversation with Attila Pinke, I believe I've managed to narrow down his character by a simple process of elimination. Q. I'm trying to work out who played who. What part did you play and did your character have a name? AP: I was in the scene in a house, where the main actress is coming down the stairs at a party. The name ...


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The total number of covens isn't clear, but there have been vampire settlements in at least ten separate locations. By the end of Blood Wars, only the Eastern Coven and Nordic Coven are known to survive. Here's what we know, based on all media in the series: Covens in Europe Covens near Budapest Old World Coven The first film was set in Ördögház, the ...


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This isn’t explicitly addressed in the films, but I think we can say that knowledge of vampires and werewolves started to become uncommon in the mid- to late 15th century. By this time, the Lycans had gone into hiding and the vampires no longer had any reason to have open dealings with mortals. The humans learned of the immortals again soon after the events ...


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This is a very tricky question to give a definitive answer to. There are many factors you have to consider such as blood, age and political power. Firstly we need to look at the immortal strains. Markus was born to the first immortal (Alexander Corvinus) and was later bitten by a bat becoming the first vampire. This meant Markus had both Vampire and ...


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Seeing these two beings were never pitted against each other or ever had a common enemy to rival both it is hard to tell which would be stronger in terms of raw strength or stronger as in a better combatant. But if you look at them individually it is clear that William was pretty much a beast, he might be the physically strongest of the two but his wild ...


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The issue with stories about vampires is that they're open to interpretations and each author/universe changes their rules. The three most common types of vampires are Undead humans (the oldest, classic style) Infected humans (a more sci-fi take) Demons (more recent) Of those three, only the Undead humans would, in theory, have a non-functioning body. ...


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Viktor implied that not only did he have William Corvinus locked away for all time, but also the threat of death upon him. While we know better that the caslte was completely abandoned, Marcus did not. He didn't want to risk his brother life. It was also implied by Marcus to Viktor that killing William may cause the death of the werewolves and their slaves, ...


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Underworld: Blood Wars has female lycans. Besides women being listed in the cast as lycans on the film’s IMDb page, Kate Beckinsale said this in a Q&A about Blood Wars on Facebook (7 minutes into the video): Question: Will there be any female lycans? Kate Beckinsale: Well, here’s the thing: the advantage of having a female director is that she was ...


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From the evidence you cited, I'd say it's Science Fantasy. From Wikipedia (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Science_fantasy), I say this because that genre incorporates elements of both sci Fi and fantasy, but generally uses science as a "thin veneer" to explain things that are likely impossible, rather than being reasonable extrapolation of real world ...


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According to Wikipedia it is Action Horror film series, which by sense comes under the category of 'Fantasy' genre. But there is no hard evidence that anyone can provide on this. As you can see in the films there is more Fantasy than Science, so it is a Fantasy Genre.


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I just assumed it was because they didn't want naked women on the screen (since every lycan seems to rip off their shirt while transforming). Because secondary sexual characteristics are bad when they aren't beards. :) I'd hate the idea of female lycan staying home though, I hope that never shows up. This was also an interesting series where the guys ...


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The scene with Rhona Mitra was included in the 2017 remaster of the film. In the newly released 2017 4k remaster of Underworld, the scene where Michael recounts the events of Sonja's demise when he speaks with Lucian in the film is replaced with the actual scene from Underworld: Rise of the Lycans instead of the original flashbacks used in the 2003 ...


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Abilities as follows: Superhuman Strength: Even newly sired Hybrids possess strength equal to or slightly above that of a Vampire Elder. Michael was able to fight Viktor immediately after becoming a Hybrid, and before his first feeding. He can also bend steel with his grip, and kills the oldest of all Werewolves by tearing the top-...


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I see your point, though let’s note that Underworld vampires actually have a working, living body. They have flowing blood, as we can see when Selene bites her wrist to reawaken Victor. Speaking of which, when she gives Victor her blood, we see it run through his system and start up his heart, which begins to beat. So they clearly have a circulatory system, ...


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