History Analysis / OurWereWolvesAreDifferent

27th Nov '16 2:21:25 PM Goldfritha
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** ''Circumstance'': Some werewolves are born that way because of some special circumstance related to their parents, or the date of their conception or birth was WhenThePlanetsAlign or similar cause.
16th Oct '16 12:07:10 PM Monolaf317
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15th Jun '16 5:30:24 AM Dravencour
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** In ''Franchise/HarryPotter'', whether a werewolf locks themselves away or not is an indication of their morality. [[NiceGuy Remus Lupin]] takes huge precautions to ensure he doesn't hurt people, whereas Fenrir Greyback actually makes an effort to transform near his intended victims.

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** In ''Franchise/HarryPotter'', whether a werewolf locks themselves away or not is an indication of their morality. [[NiceGuy Remus Lupin]] takes huge precautions to ensure he doesn't hurt people, whereas [[PsychoForHire Fenrir Greyback Greyback]] actually makes an effort to transform near his intended victims.
29th Mar '16 9:50:12 PM MontyPythonFanatic2
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* {{Metamorphosis}}: In some cases, such as ''Film/{{Wolf}}'' and ''Film/GingerSnaps'', the transformation may be a singular, one-way process that ends with the afflicted individual transformed into a wolf forever. Often characterized by gradual changes, such as more assertive and aggressive behavior, unusual hair growth and, usually in later stages, an urge to kill, that occur over the course of a specific timespan, such as a singular lunar cycle.
23rd Nov '15 10:37:19 PM DesertDragon
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* What happens to a werewolf's clothes when they shift? In most stories, they're left naked. But in others, they may have a special outfit that withstands the shift, or their human body is displaced when they transform and they get it back--along with their clothing--when they revert back to human. Interestingly, werewolves are far more likely to have the "naked shapeshifter" problem than vampires or witches.

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* What happens to a werewolf's clothes A werewolf normally loses their clothing when they shift? In most shift; either it falls off when they turn into a normal wolf, or it's shredded when they grow in size. But in some stories, they're left naked. But in others, they may have a special outfit that withstands the shift, or their human body is displaced when they transform and they get it back--along with their clothing--when they revert back to human. Interestingly, werewolves are far more likely to have the "naked shapeshifter" problem than vampires or witches.
23rd Nov '15 10:31:24 PM DesertDragon
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* Sexism is rampant in the werewolf world. Female werewolves [[note]]Who were never called "wifwolves" despite what some pedants claim. "Were" means "man" as a unisex term for human, not specifically a male human. A lady werewolf wishing to differentiate from her male counterparts is more likely to call herself a "werebitch" instead.[[/note]] are less often depicted than males, which makes some sense since werewolves are arguably a metaphor for male aggression. When lady werewolves ''are'' depicted, it's especially rare to see a female alpha; there may even be an explicit rule that females are not allowed to lead. This aspect of the mythos is edging into {{discredited| trope}} territory though, with gender equality being the norm in modern speculative fiction. In visual media, female werewolves are [[BeautyIsNeverTarnished still rare]], and onscreen transformations are just about non-existent due to censorship reasons (her clothes being shredded in the process of transformation). Of course, there are a lot of female werewolves in works by the UsefulNotes/{{furry fandom}} [[CuteMonsterGirl because]], [[RuleOfSexy well...]]

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* Sexism is rampant in the werewolf world. Female werewolves [[note]]Who were never called "wifwolves" despite what some pedants claim. "Were" means "man" as a unisex term for human, not specifically a male human. A lady werewolf wishing to differentiate from her male counterparts is more likely to call herself a "werebitch" instead.[[/note]] are less often depicted than males, which makes some sense since werewolves are arguably a metaphor for male aggression. When lady werewolves ''are'' depicted, it's especially rare to see a female one as alpha; there may even be an explicit rule that females are not allowed to lead. This aspect of the mythos is edging into {{discredited| trope}} territory though, with gender equality being the norm in modern speculative fiction. In visual media, female werewolves are [[BeautyIsNeverTarnished still rare]], and onscreen transformations are just about non-existent due to censorship reasons (her clothes being shredded in the process of transformation). Of course, there are a lot of female werewolves in works by the UsefulNotes/{{furry fandom}} [[CuteMonsterGirl because]], [[RuleOfSexy well...]]
23rd Nov '15 10:29:14 PM DesertDragon
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* Sexism is rampant in the werewolf world. Female werewolves [[note]]Who were never called "wifwolves" despite what some pedants claim. "Were" means "man" as a unisex term for human, not specifically a male human. A lady werewolf wishing to differentiate from her male counterparts is more likely to call herself a "werebitch" instead.[[/note]] are less often depicted than males, and it's especially rare to see a female alpha of a pack; there may even be an explicit rule that females are not allowed to serve as alpha. This aspect of the mythos is edging into {{discredited| trope}} territory, though. In visual media, female werewolves are [[BeautyIsNeverTarnished still rare]], and onscreen transformations are just about non-existent due to censorship reasons (her clothes being shredded in the process of transformation). Of course, there are a lot of female werewolves in works by the UsefulNotes/{{furry fandom}} [[CuteMonsterGirl because]], [[RuleOfSexy well...]]

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* Sexism is rampant in the werewolf world. Female werewolves [[note]]Who were never called "wifwolves" despite what some pedants claim. "Were" means "man" as a unisex term for human, not specifically a male human. A lady werewolf wishing to differentiate from her male counterparts is more likely to call herself a "werebitch" instead.[[/note]] are less often depicted than males, and which makes some sense since werewolves are arguably a metaphor for male aggression. When lady werewolves ''are'' depicted, it's especially rare to see a female alpha of a pack; alpha; there may even be an explicit rule that females are not allowed to serve as alpha. lead. This aspect of the mythos is edging into {{discredited| trope}} territory, though.territory though, with gender equality being the norm in modern speculative fiction. In visual media, female werewolves are [[BeautyIsNeverTarnished still rare]], and onscreen transformations are just about non-existent due to censorship reasons (her clothes being shredded in the process of transformation). Of course, there are a lot of female werewolves in works by the UsefulNotes/{{furry fandom}} [[CuteMonsterGirl because]], [[RuleOfSexy well...]]
23rd Nov '15 10:24:57 PM DesertDragon
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* Sexism is rampant in the werewolf world. Female werewolves [[note]]Who were never called "wifwoles" despite what some pedants claim. "Were" means "man" as a unisex term for human, not specifically a male human. A lady werewolf wishing to differentiate from her male counterparts is more likely to call herself a "werebitch" instead.[[/note]] are less often depicted than males, and it's especially rare to see a female alpha of a pack; there may even be an explicit rule that females are not allowed to serve as alpha. This aspect of the mythos is edging into {{discredited| trope}} territory, though. In visual media, female werewolves are [[BeautyIsNeverTarnished still rare]], and onscreen transformations are just about non-existent due to censorship reasons (her clothes being shredded in the process of transformation). Of course, there are a lot of female werewolves in works by the UsefulNotes/{{furry fandom}} [[CuteMonsterGirl because]], [[RuleOfSexy well...]]

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* Sexism is rampant in the werewolf world. Female werewolves [[note]]Who were never called "wifwoles" "wifwolves" despite what some pedants claim. "Were" means "man" as a unisex term for human, not specifically a male human. A lady werewolf wishing to differentiate from her male counterparts is more likely to call herself a "werebitch" instead.[[/note]] are less often depicted than males, and it's especially rare to see a female alpha of a pack; there may even be an explicit rule that females are not allowed to serve as alpha. This aspect of the mythos is edging into {{discredited| trope}} territory, though. In visual media, female werewolves are [[BeautyIsNeverTarnished still rare]], and onscreen transformations are just about non-existent due to censorship reasons (her clothes being shredded in the process of transformation). Of course, there are a lot of female werewolves in works by the UsefulNotes/{{furry fandom}} [[CuteMonsterGirl because]], [[RuleOfSexy well...]]
23rd Nov '15 10:22:44 PM DesertDragon
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** Note that this is based on what was [[ScienceMarchesOn up until recently thought to be]] actual lupine behavior, but in fact it's not true of real wolves. In the wild, a wolf pack is usually a family, and the alpha male and female are simply the parents of the lower-ranking wolves. Rather than rise up and challenge their parents for leadership, the children just leave when they're a few years old and find mates, becoming alphas of their own packs. (The confusion came in because up until recently, most zoological studies of wolves used wolves in captivity; as it turns out, strange wolves thrown together in captivity, much like strange humans in captivity, start acting out PrisonTropes).

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** Note that this is based on what was [[ScienceMarchesOn up until recently thought to be]] actual lupine behavior, but in fact it's not true of real wolves. In the wild, a wolf pack is usually a family, and the alpha male and female are simply the parents of the lower-ranking wolves. Rather than rise up and challenge their parents for leadership, the children just leave when they're a few years old and find mates, becoming alphas of their own packs. (The The confusion came in because up until recently, most zoological studies of wolves used wolves in captivity; as captivity. As it turns out, strange wolves thrown together in captivity, much like strange humans in captivity, start acting out PrisonTropes).PrisonTropes.



* Sexism is rampant in the werewolf world. Female werewolves (wifwolves, since "werewolf" means "manwolf" and "wifwolf" means "womanwolf") are less often depicted than males, and it's especially rare to see a female alpha of a pack; there may even be an explicit rule that females are not allowed to serve as alpha. This aspect of the mythos is edging into {{discredited| trope}} territory, though. In visual media, wifwolves are [[BeautyIsNeverTarnished still rare]], and onscreen transformations are just about non-existent due to censorship reasons (her clothes being shredded in the process of transformation). Of course, there are a lot of wifwolves in works by the UsefulNotes/{{furry fandom}} [[CuteMonsterGirl because]], [[RuleOfSexy well...]]

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* Sexism is rampant in the werewolf world. Female werewolves (wifwolves, since "werewolf" [[note]]Who were never called "wifwoles" despite what some pedants claim. "Were" means "manwolf" and "wifwolf" means "womanwolf") "man" as a unisex term for human, not specifically a male human. A lady werewolf wishing to differentiate from her male counterparts is more likely to call herself a "werebitch" instead.[[/note]] are less often depicted than males, and it's especially rare to see a female alpha of a pack; there may even be an explicit rule that females are not allowed to serve as alpha. This aspect of the mythos is edging into {{discredited| trope}} territory, though. In visual media, wifwolves female werewolves are [[BeautyIsNeverTarnished still rare]], and onscreen transformations are just about non-existent due to censorship reasons (her clothes being shredded in the process of transformation). Of course, there are a lot of wifwolves female werewolves in works by the UsefulNotes/{{furry fandom}} [[CuteMonsterGirl because]], [[RuleOfSexy well...]]



* If a werewolf is able to control the transformation, it sometimes raises the question of [[FridgeLogic what he gets out of turning into a wolf]]. One common answer is that he hunts animals, or just run in the wilderness with his pack. This could be because of some supernatural compulsion, or he might just make him feel good. Often this desire is treated [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything as a metaphor]].

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* If a werewolf is able to control the transformation, it sometimes raises the question of [[FridgeLogic what he gets out of turning into a wolf]]. One common answer is that he hunts animals, or just run in the wilderness with his pack. This could be because of some supernatural compulsion, or he it might just make him feel good. Often this desire is treated [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything as a metaphor]].


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* What happens to a werewolf's clothes when they shift? In most stories, they're left naked. But in others, they may have a special outfit that withstands the shift, or their human body is displaced when they transform and they get it back--along with their clothing--when they revert back to human. Interestingly, werewolves are far more likely to have the "naked shapeshifter" problem than vampires or witches.
2nd Oct '15 2:20:12 AM KarmaTiger
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* Sexism is rampant in the werewolf world. Female werewolves are less often depicted than males, and it's especially rare to see a female alpha of a pack; there may even be an explicit rule that females are not allowed to serve as alpha. This aspect of the mythos is edging into {{discredited| trope}} territory, though. In visual media, female werewolves are [[BeautyIsNeverTarnished still rare]], and onscreen transformations are just about non-existent due to censorship reasons (her clothes being shredded in the process of transformation). Of course, there are a lot of female werewolves in works by the UsefulNotes/{{furry fandom}} [[CuteMonsterGirl because]], [[RuleOfSexy well...]]

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* Sexism is rampant in the werewolf world. Female werewolves (wifwolves, since "werewolf" means "manwolf" and "wifwolf" means "womanwolf") are less often depicted than males, and it's especially rare to see a female alpha of a pack; there may even be an explicit rule that females are not allowed to serve as alpha. This aspect of the mythos is edging into {{discredited| trope}} territory, though. In visual media, female werewolves wifwolves are [[BeautyIsNeverTarnished still rare]], and onscreen transformations are just about non-existent due to censorship reasons (her clothes being shredded in the process of transformation). Of course, there are a lot of female werewolves wifwolves in works by the UsefulNotes/{{furry fandom}} [[CuteMonsterGirl because]], [[RuleOfSexy well...]]
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