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If Wolfsbane is to be taken a week in advance, why does it matter that Lupin hadn't taken it on the night of the full moon?

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 ...
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What werewolf hunter uses this equipment (crossbow and hat)?

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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What does Tonks do when Lupin turns into a werewolf?

Once he takes Wolfsbane Potion, he'd be no danger to her. When Lupin takes his Wolfsbane Potion, it makes him not a danger to others. It lets him keep his mind, and while he was at Hogwarts, he'd be ...
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Werewolf Short Story - Love Goes Bad (mildly NSFW language)

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, ...
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What is a werewolf cub?

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 ...
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Why is it silver that kills a werewolf?

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 ...
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In Harry Potter, is there a cure to werewolf bites?

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 ...
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80s-90s (?) cartoon about a werewolf - something like Scooby Doo knock off

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 ...
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Werewolf movie where the chief clue is enhanced senses

I believe this might be the movie Wolf with Jack Nicholson, Michelle Pfeiffer & James Spader. Male lead gets wounded by a wolf on the night of a full moon, and he doesn't pay much attention to ...
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If a werewolf would become an Animagus, would he still transfrom by the full moon?

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 ...
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Series about a young woman who can sense supernatural beings and works in auto repair

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 ...
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Werewolf movie where the chief clue is enhanced senses

This is Wolf (1994) starring Jack Nicholson, Michelle Pfeiffer and James Spader. Selectively quoting from the synopses on Wikipedia and IMDb: Bitten by a wolf: Will Randall [Nicholson] is bitten by a ...
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What does Tonks do when Lupin turns into a werewolf?

From the Pottermore Page for Remus Lupin: One development in the wizarding community gave Remus hope: the discovery of the Wolfsbane Potion. While this did not prevent a werewolf losing his human ...
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Werewolves in Tolkien: Why is this name used?

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 ...
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What is the origin of werewolf fiction?

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 ...
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Are werewolves in Harry Potter powerful even while in human form?

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 ...
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If a Muggle is to turn into a werewolf, would they be able to learn magic?

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 ...
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Was Fenrir Greyback his original name?

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 ...
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Novel set during Roman era with main protagonist is a werewolf

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 ...
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What would happen if a werewolf bites a House Elf or Goblin?

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, ...
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What would happen if you drank Polyjuice Potion made from a werewolf?

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 ...
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Looking for a werewolf movie (comedy) where the cameraman is shot

"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 ...
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70's to 90's werewolf horror novel, witch turns a boy's brother into a werewolf who eventually kills her but keeps her corpse as he loved her

“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 ...
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What do werewolves and vampires think of each other in Middle-earth?

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 '...
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In Harry Potter, is there a cure to werewolf bites?

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 ...
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How is the Harry Potter universe not completely dominated by werewolves?

Hey, remember that time when that dog got rabies, and then a day later, every single other dog on the continent had it, except for a small band of survivors huddled in a basement? Cracked on Zombie ...
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Is Cain a vampire or a werewolf?

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 ...
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Are there any female lycans?

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. ...
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Is there such a thing as a Higher Werewolf?

No. But there are werewolves who are very old, and very powerful - and equivalent to First or even High rank mages (including holding senior positions and being accorded similar respect). One senior ...
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