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8th Jan '17 6:26:55 PM ReaderAt2046
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* Lycanthropy is very thoroughly elaborated in the FanFic/{{Dangerverse}}, and given that Remus Lupin is one of the main characters, virtually all the details are plot-relevant at some point or other.
** Lycanthropy was created when Rhea Silvia, the she-wolf who nursed Romulus and Remus, pronounced a curse on the former for killing the later. The curse is in four parts: 1) That the victim shall transform into the likeness of a wolf at every full moon. 2) That when so transformed they shall have the mind of a rabid beast as well as the body of one, attacking every human they find. 3) That as a consequence of 1&2, the victim shall be forever outcast and friendless. 4) That as Rhea's sole mercy, those so cursed shall be rendered sterile, that they might never know Rhea's pain.
** Lycanthropy is caused by a combination of a virus (which induces the physical changes) and a curse (which influences the mind). If the curse is transferred, the disease can be cured, but the reverse is not true.
** Fluid exchange or blood adoption can infect humans with a dormant version of the werewolf virus. This does not cause any of the usual effects, instead manifesting as the disease lupus. However, a wizard infected with this dormant form of the virus can give others lycanthropy when in an Animagus form.
** The strength of the werewolf curse can be affected by how its victims are treated immediately after the bite. If they are treated badly, then the curse is strengthened, but if they are shown love and friendship, it is weakened. After a short time, the curse "sets" and its strength then shall be its strength thereafter.
7th Jan '17 8:15:06 PM Xelloss08
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* In ''Literature/VoidCity'', werewolves can transform into their wolf form at any time. They grow stronger as the moon waxes and weaker as it wanes. They are vulnerable to silver; but the stronger they become, the more resistant to it they become. Very powerful werewolves can only be killed by enchanted, blessed, and inherited silver; and the strongest werewolf in the world is a True Immortal who cannot be killed at all.
30th Dec '16 6:42:09 PM PaulA
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* In ''Literature/SummerInOrcus'', werewolves are wolves who turn into other creatures, and not always at full moons; mention is made of one who turns into a skylark on solstices. The one Summer meets turns into [[spoiler:a cottage, and is in peril from house hunters]].
25th Dec '16 5:41:47 AM Tron80
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** In ''Adventure Comics'' #387 Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} is accidentally turned into a [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_pScx8BN4h3s/Sd40lrAfbNI/AAAAAAAADY8/fDtEtx-rFa8/s320/adventure+287+-+01.jpg wolf-girl]], while a wolf-girl Supergirl from a lupine alternate universe is turned into a human.
19th Dec '16 12:59:01 AM Luppercus
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* Werewolves in ''ComicBook/RequiemChevalierVampire'' are what religious zealots turn once they reach hell; the most powerful of all is Torquemada.
14th Dec '16 10:08:50 PM Ryulong
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* The spiritual sequel to "Apocalypse" is ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheForsaken''. As in the previous game, these werewolves are dreamspeaking, spirit-walking shaman types who police the border between the realms and keep spirits from setting up camp in the physical world, for the good of all. These game is called "The Forsaken" because these Uratha are actually outcasts among their own kind, persecuted by other werewolf tribes as part of a blood feud dating to the beginning of the world. Werewolfery is hereditary, almost all werewolves growing up believing themselves human. Shacking up with your fellow werewolf is still a no-no and the result is a scary creature indeed. In all White Wolf games, silver is the big Kryptonite factor for werewolves. A few magical spells in "The Forsaken" use wolfsbane to rob the Uratha of their shapeshifting power for a time.

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* The spiritual sequel to "Apocalypse" is ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheForsaken''. As in the previous game, these werewolves are dreamspeaking, spirit-walking shaman types who police the border between the realms and keep spirits from setting up camp in the physical world, for the good of all. These This game is called "The Forsaken" because these Uratha the werewolves, called Uratha, are actually outcasts among their own kind, persecuted by other werewolf tribes as part of a blood feud dating to the beginning of the world. Werewolfery is hereditary, almost all werewolves growing up believing themselves human. Shacking up with your fellow werewolf is still a no-no and the result is a scary creature indeed. In all White Wolf games, silver is the big Kryptonite factor for werewolves. A few magical spells in "The Forsaken" use wolfsbane to rob the Uratha of their shapeshifting power for a time.
14th Dec '16 9:58:35 PM 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. 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.]]

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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 Josh having been cured of his curse, but ends with him turned, again, and season 4 begins by showing he wasn't made 3 ends on a werewolf again in the right way:
cliffhanger that shows something is not right:
** [[spoiler:Either as a result [[spoiler:For one 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 litany of him for having tried to suppress or outright eliminate him from his life, possible reasons, Josh begins season 4 does not turn back into a human after this first full moon, and instead is trapped as a wolf all of until the time ''except'' next full moon, during which he turns back into a human. This goes on for several months until Sally returns to the full moon. Sally's newly developed group and uses her new witch magic abilities allow her to apparently "cure" this aspect of fix the affliction, curse, but the curse isn't fixed spell also goes wrong. Although Josh is a human once more, the right way, and now his wolf self is permanently active, making him more wolf-minded active in day to day his day-to-day life, causing him to nearly transform under duress which later leads to him discovering he can transform 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. moon. Sally manages to use ultimately fixes everything by using her ghost abilities ghostly powers to get Josh to enter Josh's mind to help a truce with his inner wolf, who rightly fears and hates him confront for having spent several years trying to suppress or otherwise eliminate him from his wolf self and come to a truce.life.]]
14th Dec '16 8:58:37 PM Ryulong
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* Wolf themes show up intermittently throughout ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' and by extension ''Franchise/PowerRangers''. ''Series/NinjaSentaiKakuranger'' features the wolf-headed Blue Rogan for Ninja Blue, Saizō, but he does not turn into a wolf during the course of the series, and neither does his counterpart Billy in ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers''. That being said...

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* Wolf themes show up intermittently throughout ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' and by extension ''Franchise/PowerRangers''. ''Series/NinjaSentaiKakuranger'' features is the first such series to feature anything wolf-themed, with the wolf-headed Jūshō Blue Rogan (and later the Chōninjū God Rogan) for Ninja Blue, Saizō, but he does not turn into a wolf during the course of the series, and neither does his counterpart Billy in ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers''.''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' who gets the Wolf Ninjazord and the Blue Shogunzord. That being said...
14th Dec '16 8:56:13 PM Ryulong
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* Gou Fukami of ''Series/JukenSentaiGekiranger'', thanks to a DangerousForbiddenTechnique. He did eventually cure the wolf within him, but since his very fighting style is wolf-based, it still sort of applies. His counterpart RJ, of ''Series/PowerRangersJungleFury'', is basically the same in terms of affliction. In ''Series/PowerRangersWildForce'', Merrick Baliton has this condition in reverse - because he used a cursed wolf mask to defeat Master Org, the spirit inside of it, Zen-Aku, possessed him and changed him into a wolf monster. He was only able to return to human form during a new moon or a lunar eclipse. The Power Rangers eventually overcame it. Interestingly, while a similar arc played out with his ''[[Series/HyakujuuSentaiGaoranger Gaoranger]]'' predecessor, the werewolf angle was a new addition for the ''Power Rangers'' adaptation.

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* Gou Fukami Wolf themes show up intermittently throughout ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' and by extension ''Franchise/PowerRangers''. ''Series/NinjaSentaiKakuranger'' features the wolf-headed Blue Rogan for Ninja Blue, Saizō, but he does not turn into a wolf during the course of the series, and neither does his counterpart Billy in ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers''. That being said...
** In ''Series/HyakujuuSentaiGaoranger'', the anthropomorphic wolf Duke Org Rouki is actually Shirogane, one of the first Gao Warriors who was sealed away by his teammates after being possessed by Rouki's spirit. His ''Series/PowerRangersWildForce'' counterpart Merrick Baliton is in a similar situation. To seal away the evil Master Org, Merrick donned the Mask of Zen-Aku, transforming him into the evil Org at the cost of his own identity. In the modern day, Zen-Aku only turns back into the human Merrick during the new moon or a lunar eclipse, allowing the modern Power Rangers to free him from the curse.
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''Series/JukenSentaiGekiranger'', thanks Gou Fukami is a Juken user of the Geki-Ju Wolf-Ken style, who used a forbidden technique to a DangerousForbiddenTechnique. He did eventually stop his former teammate Rio from being corrupted by the evil Rin Juken style, but it backfired and trapped him in the form of an anthropomorphic wolf. The three Gekirangers manage to cure the wolf within him, but since him of his very fighting style is wolf-based, it still sort of applies. affliction, and he becomes their fourth member. His ''Series/PowerRangersJungleFury'' counterpart RJ, of ''Series/PowerRangersJungleFury'', is basically RJ has the same in terms sort of affliction. In ''Series/PowerRangersWildForce'', Merrick Baliton has this condition in reverse - because he used a cursed wolf mask to defeat Master Org, the spirit inside of it, Zen-Aku, possessed him and changed him into a wolf monster. He was only able to return to human form during a new moon or a lunar eclipse. The Power Rangers eventually overcame it. Interestingly, while a similar arc played out with his ''[[Series/HyakujuuSentaiGaoranger Gaoranger]]'' predecessor, the werewolf angle was a new addition thing going on for the ''Power Rangers'' adaptation.him, but to a lesser degree.
11th Dec '16 2:14:29 AM Xtifr
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* In Anthony Boucher's ''The Compleat Werewolf'' certain people possessed the ability to turn into werebeasts of various species anytime they wanted by saying a magic word[[note]]simply called The Word by the author, presumably because he doesn't want to reveal it to the reader[[/note]]. You could only ever turn into one type of beast, which may or may not be practical (were-diplodocus, anybody?) and kept your human intelligence but, being incapable of speech, had to somehow get somebody else to say the magic change-back word (which was "absarka") in order to change back. And when you did, you were naked.

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* In Anthony Boucher's ''The Creator/AnthonyBoucher's short story "The Compleat Werewolf'' Werewolf" certain people possessed the ability to turn into werebeasts of various species anytime they wanted by saying a magic word[[note]]simply called The Word by the author, presumably because he doesn't want to reveal it to the reader[[/note]]. You could only ever turn into one type of beast, which may or may not be practical (were-diplodocus, anybody?) and kept your human intelligence but, being incapable of speech, had to somehow get somebody else to say the magic change-back word (which was "absarka") in order to change back. And when you did, you were naked.
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