Even a man who is pure at heart
and says his prayers by night,
may become a wolf when the wolfbane blooms
and the Autumn moon is bright.

- From the movie "The Wolfman" in 1941 -

"Werewolf, in European folklore, a man who turns into a wolf at night and devours animals, people, or corpses but returns to human form by day. Some werewolves change shape at will; others, in whom the condition is hereditary or acquired by having been bitten by a werewolf, change shape involuntarily, under the influence of a full moon. If he is wounded in wolf form, the wounds will show in his human form and may lead to his detection. Belief in werewolves is found throughout the world. The psychiatric condition in which a person believes he is a wolf is called lycanthropy.

In countries in which wolves are not common, the monster may assume the form of another dangerous animal, such as the bear, tiger, or hyena. In French folklore, the werewolf is called loup-garou. France was particularly afflicted with reports of them in the 16th century, and there were many notable convictions and executions of loups-garous. As a subject for 20th-century horror films, the werewolf tradition is second only to the vampire tradition in popularity. Werewolves are believed to turn into vampires after death." - Encyclopaedia Britannica



The Shape-Shifter as Werewolf: Some legends maintain werewolves shape-shifted at will due to a curse. Others state they transformed with the help of an enchanted sash or a cloak made of wolf pelt. Still others claim people became wolves after being scratched or bit by a werewolf.


Shape-Shifting: Werewolves transform into a wolf-like creature only under a full moon. Super Speed: Werewolves also have super speed and are able to move from place to place in seconds.

Enhanced Agility: Their agility is greater than humans, often allowing them to perform incredible jumps and sprints easily.

Super Strength: A werewolf's strength is much greater than a human. They can easily overpower humans and can rip flesh and bones with amazing force, their strength is notable even for monsters, as they have been observed as being able to smash stone with their bare hands. Even while in human form, werewolves have incredible strength, as one newly-bitten werewolf saw no challenge in lifting an adult woman high above his head using only one hand, and would accidentally rip a door off its hinges also using virtually no effort. All werewolves seem to have a similar level of strength, however a possible exception to this would be the Alpha Werewolf, as Alphas are naturally stronger than their descendants.

Super Stamina: Werewolves do not tire easily.

Super Senses: All werewolves are able to see better than humans in darkness, similar to actual wolves, their sense of smell and hearing is equally enhanced.

Invulnerability: Werewolves can't be killed by conventional means and weapons. Silver however, can kill them.

Regeneration: Werewolves can regenerate all non-lethal damage, purebloods are even able to completely heal their original bites. Werewolves can even heal damage that would be fatal to humans such as injuries from a car wreck. Even if they are turned into a werewolf after suffering such an injury, they can heal.


Silver: A werewolf's main weakness is their vulnerability to silver or any substance containing silver, as they can be killed with a silver knife, blunt object or bullet. Contact with silver will hurt them. An injection of silver nitrate was able to kill one.

Before Transformation: If you find a werewolf in his "human" state, kill it then. It is much easier, and it will not live on.

Decapitation: Taking the head off anything is a fairly effective way of killing it.

Mercury: Mercury is considered almost as good as silver at killing werewolves. In fact, mercury has long been known as quicksilver.


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