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24th May '16 4:27:05 PM ErikModi
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* In ''{{Literature/Vampirocracy}}'', we see Karl the werewolf police detective use his "Beast" to amplify a suspect's fear and anger in the hopes of getting him to slip up during questioning. A "rubber-band effect" causes Karl to nearly lose control when he leaves the interrogation room.
4th May '16 12:37:20 AM PaulA
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* First off, the creatures in ''Webcomic/AnsemRetort'' are actually werePIRES (though they seem to take more after their were-side). All that is known so far is that their natural predators are sharks. And their beast forms look like, well, [[Film/BeautyAndTheBeast the Beast]]. Oh, and apparently they make cute reindeer.

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* First off, the creatures in ''Webcomic/AnsemRetort'' are actually werePIRES (though they seem to take more after their were-side). All that is known so far is that their natural predators are sharks. And their beast forms look like, well, [[Film/BeautyAndTheBeast [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast the Beast]]. Oh, and apparently they make cute reindeer.
26th Apr '16 9:04:23 AM captainlupin
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* In Charles de Lintís ''Wolf Moon'', the main character, Kern, was born as a werewolf. He has control of his transformations, but had to hide what he was most of his life. The first time he revealed himself to his family and a lover, they nearly killed him for it. He gets better luck the second time around, but only after heís nearly killed by a hunter with a harp and they try to turn everyone heís recently befriended against him.
24th Apr '16 5:39:22 PM nitpicker_8arine
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** Werewolves are sub-categorized into Alphas (dominant), Betas (subordinate) and Omegas (lone). Only an [[MonsterLord Alpha]] can actually infect a person with lycanthropy. The werewolf trait can be, but is not always, passed from parent to child, so werewolf families exist. It is possible for an individual werewolf to change their status. For example, a Beta can become an Alpha by killing one. This is not easy however, since Alphas possess much greater power than Betas and Omegas.

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** Werewolves are sub-categorized into Alphas (dominant), Betas (subordinate) and Omegas (lone). Only an [[MonsterLord Alpha]] can actually infect a person with lycanthropy. The werewolf trait can be, but is not always, passed from parent to child, so werewolf families exist. It is possible for an individual werewolf to change their status. For example, a Beta can become an Alpha by killing one. This is not easy however, since Alphas possess much greater power than Betas and Omegas. It is also possible for a Beta to ascend to Alphahood through strength of will and character, but this is shown to be extremely rare, as the main protagonist is the only character to achieve this so far.
22nd Apr '16 6:01:41 PM Homemaderat
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* In ''Literature/Wolfen'' by Whitley Strieber, the titular creatures are not shapeshifters, but rather a freak evolutionary offshoot which is never fully explained. Even though they don't swap forms, they have still developed fully articulated paws that act like hands along with human level intellect (operating in a feral, instinctive manner), making them man-wolves of sorts. Although not having any supernatural element to them, the Wolfen are quite frightening... being clever enough to understand human speech, operate mechanical devices, evaluate the threat of guns and feed on us [[HiddenInPlainSight right in our midst]], having remained unseen long enough for mankind to dismissed them as fairy tales, or simply forget them altogether.

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* In ''Literature/Wolfen'' ''Literature/{{Wolfen}}'' by Whitley Strieber, the titular creatures are not shapeshifters, but rather a freak evolutionary offshoot which is never fully explained. Even though they don't swap forms, they have still developed fully articulated paws that act like hands along with human level intellect (operating in a feral, instinctive manner), making them man-wolves of sorts. Although not having any supernatural element to them, the Wolfen are quite frightening... being clever enough to understand human speech, operate mechanical devices, evaluate the threat of guns and feed on us [[HiddenInPlainSight right in our midst]], having remained unseen long enough for mankind to dismissed them as fairy tales, or simply forget them altogether.
22nd Apr '16 5:59:50 PM Homemaderat
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* In ''Wolfen'' by Whitley Strieber, the titular creatures are not shapeshifters, but rather a freak evolutionary offshoot which is never fully explained. Even though they don't swap forms, they have still developed fully articulated paws that act like hands along with human level intellect (operating in a feral, instinctive manner), making them man-wolves of sorts. Although not having any supernatural element to them, the Wolfen are quite frightening... being clever enough to understand human speech, operate mechanical devices, evaluate the threat of guns and feed on us [[HiddenInPlainSight right in our midst]], having remained unseen long enough for mankind to dismissed them as fairy tales, or simply forget them altogether.

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* In ''Wolfen'' ''Literature/Wolfen'' by Whitley Strieber, the titular creatures are not shapeshifters, but rather a freak evolutionary offshoot which is never fully explained. Even though they don't swap forms, they have still developed fully articulated paws that act like hands along with human level intellect (operating in a feral, instinctive manner), making them man-wolves of sorts. Although not having any supernatural element to them, the Wolfen are quite frightening... being clever enough to understand human speech, operate mechanical devices, evaluate the threat of guns and feed on us [[HiddenInPlainSight right in our midst]], having remained unseen long enough for mankind to dismissed them as fairy tales, or simply forget them altogether.
21st Apr '16 3:41:33 AM Akaihiryuu
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** The original Worgen were night elf druids, far in the past, long before Arugal. They started out as druids who took the form of wolves. This form was very effective in combat, but suffered from TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody. Users of it tended to attack allies as often as enemies. So Malfurion banned the use of the form. In secret, some of Druids of the Pack (as the wolf druids called themselves), took an old staff called the Staff of Elune, and attached a fang of Goldrinn to it (an ancient wolf demigod who had been slain in the War of the Ancients), and attempted to use it to gain mastery over the form. Instead, it turned them into humanoid wolf hybrids called Worgen. They were cursed to permanently be in that form, and they still lost their minds. Anyone they bit (human or night elf) would also be cursed. Malfurion reluctantly sealed them away in the Emerald Dream. Much later, during the Third War, the staff (now called the Scythe of Elune) was found, and it could be used to summon Worgen to fight against the Burning Legion (against which they were very effective). The new user of the Scythe did not know the origin of the Worgen and assumed they were from another world. Arugal observed the Worgen and found a way to summon them without the staff and started creating his own Worgen by cursing humans in a nearby village (they weren't completely cursed - they would only become Worgen at night, and be human during the day (and not remember their time as Worgen). This eventually led to the Worgen invasion of Gilneas, which led to the cursing of most of its population. Night Elves who did know the origin of the Worgen curse arrived to help the Gilneans that were recently changed, with a ritual they were able to gain control of their minds, and also the ability to shapeshift back into their human forms (although strong emotions or combat would involuntarily change them back into Worgen).

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** The original Worgen were night elf druids, far in the past, long before Arugal. They started out as druids who took the form of wolves. This form was very effective in combat, but suffered from TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody. Users of it tended to attack allies as often as enemies. So Malfurion banned the use of the form. In secret, some of Druids of the Pack (as the wolf druids called themselves), took an old staff called the Staff of Elune, and attached a fang of Goldrinn to it (an ancient wolf demigod who had been slain in the War of the Ancients), and attempted to use it to gain mastery over the form. Instead, it turned them into humanoid wolf hybrids called Worgen. They were cursed to permanently be in that form, and they still lost their minds. Anyone they bit (human or night elf) would also be cursed. Malfurion reluctantly sealed them away in the Emerald Dream. Much later, during the Third War, the staff (now called the Scythe of Elune) was found, and it could be used to summon Worgen to fight against the Burning Legion (against which they were very effective). The new user of the Scythe did not know the origin of the Worgen and assumed they were from another world. Arugal observed the Worgen and found a way to summon them without the staff and started creating his own Worgen by cursing humans in a nearby village (they weren't completely cursed - they would only become Worgen at night, and be human during the day (and not remember their time as Worgen). This eventually led to the Worgen invasion of Gilneas, which led to the cursing of most of its population. Night Elves who did know the origin of the Worgen curse arrived to help the Gilneans that were recently changed, with a ritual they were able to gain control of their minds, and also the ability to shapeshift back into their human forms (although strong emotions or combat would involuntarily change them back into Worgen). Playable Worgen are cursed Gilnean humans who have gained control of the form, and their minds.
21st Apr '16 3:39:40 AM Akaihiryuu
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** The original Worgen were night elf druids, far in the past, long before Arugal. They started out as druids who took the form of wolves. This form was very effective in combat, but suffered from TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody. Users of it tended to attack allies as often as enemies. So Malfurion banned the use of the form. In secret, some of Druids of the Pack (as the wolf druids called themselves), took an old staff called the Staff of Elune, and attached a fang of Goldrinn to it (an ancient wolf demigod who had been slain in the War of the Ancients), and attempted to use it to gain mastery over the form. Instead, it turned them into humanoid wolf hybrids called Worgen. They were cursed to permanently be in that form, and they still lost their minds. Anyone they bit (human or night elf) would also be cursed. Malfurion reluctantly sealed them away in the Emerald Dream. Much later, during the Third War, the staff (now called the Scythe of Elune) was found, and it could be used to summon Worgen to fight against the Burning Legion (against which they were very effective). The new user of the Scythe did not know the origin of the Worgen and assumed they were from another world. Arugal observed the Worgen and found a way to summon them without the staff and started creating his own Worgen by cursing humans in a nearby village (they weren't completely cursed - they would only become Worgen at night, and be human during the day (and not remember their time as Worgen). This eventually led to the Worgen invasion of Gilneas, which led to the cursing of most of its population. Night Elves who did know the origin of the Worgen curse arrived to help the Gilneans that were recently changed, with a ritual they were able to gain control of their minds, and also the ability to shapeshift back into their human forms (although strong emotions or combat would involuntarily change them back into Worgen).
12th Apr '16 3:33:00 AM Ryulong
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* ''Series/BeingHumanUS'' makes werewolves quadrupedal and add a slight level of agitation and unease around the full moon. The remake also features "pure-bred" werewolves, individuals born as werewolves rather than being turned into one. They have the experiences other werewolves feel around the full moon 24/7 and must take wolfsbane to take the edge off. Also noted, is that if a werewolf kills his/her sire before the next full moon, he/she will be cured of the curse.

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* ''Series/BeingHumanUS'' makes werewolves quadrupedal and add a slight level of agitation and unease around the full moon. The remake also features "pure-bred" werewolves, individuals born as werewolves rather than being turned into one. They have the experiences other werewolves feel around the full moon 24/7 and must take wolfsbane to take the edge off. Also noted, is that if a werewolf kills his/her sire before the next full moon, he/she will be cured of the curse. The 3rd season features the main werewolf having been cured of his curse, but ends with him turned, again, and season 4 begins by showing he wasn't made a werewolf again in the right way:
** [[spoiler:Either as a result of being sired by a pure-bred werewolf, entering a blood witch's home pocket dimension and being attacked by his wolf self, or his wolf self actually being afraid of him for having tried to suppress or outright eliminate him from his life, Josh begins season 4 as a wolf all of the time ''except'' during the full moon. Sally's newly developed magic abilities allow her to apparently "cure" this aspect of the affliction, but the curse isn't fixed the right way, and now his wolf self is permanently active, making him more wolf-minded in day to day life, causing him to nearly transform under duress without the full moon, and he later discovers he can transform into his wolf form at will without the full moon or when he senses Nora is in trouble. Sally manages to use her ghost abilities to enter Josh's mind to help him confront his wolf self and come to a truce.]]
12th Apr '16 3:09:49 AM Ryulong
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** The ''werewolf'' (as a technical term) is just a human who can [[VoluntaryShapeshifting transform into a normal wolf at will]]. They undergo no mental changes (and thus must learn how to live like a wolf), have no linkage to the moon, and gain no special invulnerabilities. It is a learned ability, somewhat like [[MasterOfOneMagic becoming a wizard who knows only two spells, but knows those two]] ''[[MasterOfOneMagic really well]]''. Humans [[BalefulPolymorph transformed into wolves]] by ''someone else's'' magic are mentioned as a related subversion, and one that violates one of the Laws of Magic. A person transformed in this way will, over time, lose their human mind and become no different than any normal, non-magic wolf.\\
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The ''hexenwolf'' ("spell wolf") uses an enchanted belt of wolfskin to transform at will into a dire wolf. In addition to facilitating the actual transformation, the hexenwolf spirit also helps run the wolf body, bypassing the learning curve true werewolves have to deal with. The magic is generally tied to darker, sometimes demonic, forces and causes the hexenwolf to gradually fall deeper and deeper into savagery in both their wolf and human forms.

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** The ''werewolf'' (as a technical term) is just a human who can [[VoluntaryShapeshifting transform into a normal wolf at will]]. They undergo no mental changes (and thus must learn how to live like a wolf), have no linkage to the moon, and gain no special invulnerabilities. It is a learned ability, somewhat like [[MasterOfOneMagic becoming a wizard who knows only two spells, but knows those two]] ''[[MasterOfOneMagic really well]]''. Humans [[BalefulPolymorph transformed into wolves]] by ''someone else's'' magic are mentioned as a related subversion, and one that violates one of the Laws of Magic. A person transformed in this way will, over time, lose their human mind and become no different than any normal, non-magic wolf.\\
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''hexenwolf'' ("spell wolf") uses an enchanted belt of wolfskin to transform at will into a dire wolf. In addition to facilitating the actual transformation, the hexenwolf spirit also helps run the wolf body, bypassing the learning curve true werewolves have to deal with. The magic is generally tied to darker, sometimes demonic, forces and causes the hexenwolf to gradually fall deeper and deeper into savagery in both their wolf and human forms.
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