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The first quote you cite is a bit vague. At face value it could seem to mean that the potion need only been taken once during the week in order for it to be effective. However, it could be that the potion needs to be taken throughout the week and this particular quote just doesn’t give all the details. We can perhaps find support for this possibility from an ...


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This seems to be most closely based on Gabriel Van Helsing from the 2004 movie Van Helsing who was a hunter who was also a werewolf (he hunted Vampires and other monsters generally, tho)


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Gestella by Susan Palwick. I read it in Sisters of the Revolution by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer. The story is exactly as you describe, and it's a chilling one. It ends: The voice is sad, gentle, loving, and you want to follow it, but you fight every step, anyway, until Lily and her friend have to drag you past the cages of other dogs, who start barking and ...


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First, according to J.K. Rowling in a Barnes and Noble chat, Riddle was lying: blaise_42 asks: In Chamber of Secrets, Hagrid is supposed to have raised werewolf cubs under his bed. Are these the same kind of werewolves as Professor Lupin? jkrowling_bn: no... Riddle was telling lies about Hagrid, just slandering him So, initially, one may ...


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That connection, which is now an un-avoidable cliché, was made up. However, that belief is so entrenched in the mythology's conventions that it has now become an integral part of it. "Most modern fiction describes werewolves as vulnerable to silver weapons and highly resistant to other injuries. This feature does not appear in stories about werewolves ...


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Fangface (1978 - 1980) Highly derivative of Scooby-Doo (which was also created by Ruby and Spears) with a bit of the Tasmanian Devil and I Was A Teenage Werewolf thrown in, Fangface features four teenagers — buff and handsome leader Biff, his brainy and beautiful dusky-skinned girlfriend Kim, short, stocky and pugnacious Puggsy and tall, skinny ...


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There is no cure for someone who's already become a werewolf. This passage states that there's no way to cure a werewolf, not necessarily that there's no way to cure a werewolf bite. Humans turn into werewolves only when bitten. There is no known cure, though recent developments in potion-making have to a great extent alleviated the worst symptoms. ...


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Lupin's werewolf transformations would have interfered with him becoming an Animagus. Becoming an Animagi is a long process which requires things to be done on a daily basis, including nights of a full moon. Talent in both Transfiguration and Potions is necessary to become an Animagus. No responsibility can be taken for any physical or mental problems ...


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That is a really good summary of the "Mercy Thompson" series starter by Patricial Briggs. Patricia Briggs - Wikipedia. Mercedes Thompson is a skin walker raised by werewolves, who runs a one-woman auto mechanic's garage in contemporary Kennewick, Washington. I cannot find my copies right now, so I can't tell you if you want the 1st book or one of ...


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‘Before the Wolfsbane Potion was discovered, however, I became a fully fledged monster once a month. It seemed impossible that I would be able to come to Hogwarts. Other parents weren’t likely to want their children exposed to me.' -- Remus Lupin, werewolf Prisoner of Azkaban - page 258 - Bloomsbury - chapter 18, Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot, and Prongs There ...


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I very much doubt that Tolkien cared greatly about modern ideas of werewolves and especially gaming, comic-book and movie notions of what werewolves are. (If for no other reason than that they hadn't been invented yet!) Older traditions about the supernatural are much less precise and consistent than modern. The ancient traditions were rarely codified and ...


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I answered this same question on another site earlier in the year, took me a while to find my copies of the books and get the info posted. It is a duo of books by Michael Kring. The Space Mavericks (1980) is the first book, the second is called Children of the Night (1981) and it IS this second book whose cover you seem to remember. Fantasticfiction has ...


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As further evidence - in HBP, Lupin and others comment that Bill - while savaged by Fenrir in Battle of Astronomy Tower - will not turn into a werewolf because Fenrir wasn't transformed. 'But he wasn't bitten at the full moon,' said Ron, who was gazing down into his brother's face as though he could somehow force him to mend just by staring. 'Greyback ...


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Roman myths What appears to be the oldest story of a "werewolf" is actually an ancient Roman myth. In 1 AD, Ovid wrote the Metamorphoses, in which there is the tale of King Lycaon (the origin of the word Lycanthrope) who greatly offended the gods by serving human flesh to them. Jupiter punished Lycaon by transforming him into a wolf. This myth lacks modern ...


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Greyback seems to be an unusual case, so his abilities may be atypical. Dumbledore certainly seems surprised at how much of his werewolf traits Greyback retained even when it wasn't a full moon. This shows that the amount of abilities and werewolf traits Greyback are unusually strong in some way, whether that's them being simply stronger than usual, or the ...


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The wolves of the Quileute tribe (seen in Twilight) have inherited the ability from Taha Aki. His story was told in Eclipse. They are not strictly werewolves, but shape-shifters. This is a misconception the Volturi also make. Actual Children of the Moon spread their lycanthropy through bite.


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We have no reason to believe that it wasn't. J.K. Rowling is fond of using double entendre and hidden meaning in names. Many of the names of her characters have their roots in mythology and/or have double meanings. Remus Lupin is one of the most obvious. Remus being one of the twin brothers of Rome's founding (they were supposedly raised by wolves). Lupin is ...


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No, there’s no mention of Muggle werewolves gaining magic. Though it is possible for Muggles to become werewolves, there’s no mention of them gaining magical abilities when they do, nor is it mentioned that they become more sensitive to magic. “Once a month, at the full moon, the otherwise sane and normal wizard or Muggle afflicted transforms into a ...


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Could this be Night of the Wolf (1998) by Alice Borchardt? This is the paperback U.K. cover, published in 2000: The summary on Goodreads says: The fearsome legions of Julius Caesar have crushed resistance to Roman rule. Watching the tragic aftermath through yellow eyes afire with curiosity and intelligence is Maeniel, a gray wolf... and a shapeshifter ...


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DVK has already mentioned Fenrir Greyback attacking Bill in Prince, but I believe there's an even more relevant dialog in that book. Quoting Prince chapter 27. ‘Do it,’ said the stranger standing nearest to Harry, a big, rangy man with matted grey hair and whiskers, whose black Death Eater's robes looked uncomfortably tight. He has a voice like none ...


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On the canon Marvel Earth-616, the answer would be yes, he would be immune to the infections used to spread the diseases of lycanthropy and vampirism. Both diseases were born of interactions with demonic beings, black magic and/or genetic engineering and alien intervention and passed either through a curse or by infection. The Hulk's regeneration and ...


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Our friend dobby has the right quote: 'I'm sorry Harry, but I had to check,' said Lupin tersely. 'We've been betrayed. Voldemort knew that you were being moved tonight and the only people who could have told him were directly involved in the plan. You might have been an impostor.' 'So why aren' you checkin' me?' panted Hagrid, still struggling to fit ...


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As is noted in the comment to the question, Sirius had to attack Lupin to protect the kids and the other two men. Remus fought viciously this time because of the reasons Anthony Grist and DVK provide. And Sirius was "bleeding with gashes across his muzzle and back" too. But beyond that, the premises in the question seem to be wrong/confusing. For, ...


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“Moondeath” by Rick Hautala (1980, reprint came out in 2011). The plot involves a man who moves to a new town and starts an affair with the local librarian, then finds out the town council is - like in Jaws - trying to hide the existence of a killer werewolf (linked to a witch).


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The best canonical evidence I've found is the following (emphasis mine): Werewolves spend most of their time as humans (whether wizard or Muggle). Once a month, however, they transform into savage, four-legged beasts of murderous intent and no human conscience. [...] Once a month, at the full moon, the otherwise sane and normal wizard or Muggle afflicted ...


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The intrepid TVTropes editor1 is likely referring to this passage from Canto XII, though I would argue they misinterpret it (emphasis mine): But what is this that crawls beside, slinking as if 'twould neath thee hide? Though winged creatures to and fro unnumbered pass here, all I know. I know not this. Stay, vampire, stay! I like not thy kin nor thee. Come, ...


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The phrasing of the first and second quotes reference two different types of cures. The first being that no cure exists for those who are werewolves to be cured of lycanthropy. The second being that there was no cure, at the time, for bites which lead to lycanthropy, but since then cures have been made available. This is affirmed by the third quote, which ...


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It is not just werewolves that have the weakness to silver; many vampires also have this weakness. It appears to be a North American Folklore tradition and is not present in European Folklore Modern vampires that have this weakness include: Blade vampires Discworld Vampires - On the Disc, all the world's vampire legends are true, even the ...


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"Full Moon High"(1981)? This is just a guess because I've not seen it. I remember seeing the trailer for it though. A teenager goes on a trip to Transylvania with his father and gets bitten by a werewolf. Made ageless, he attempts to put his life back together a couple of decades later by enrolling in high school. The basic premise of the movie is that he ...


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