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28th Jul '16 1:17:58 PM TheCuza
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* In ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'', Valkenhayn R. Hellsing, Rachel's [[MemeticBadass Badass]] BattleButler is a werewolf. Contrary to most examples, he's very cultured and cool-headed. Not only is he capable of changing into a wolf completely (or even partially) at will, it's actually a part of his gameplay. In wolf form he's much faster and has some powerful moves, but he can't block.

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* In ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'', Valkenhayn R. Hellsing, Rachel's [[MemeticBadass Badass]] BattleButler is a werewolf. Contrary to most examples, he's very cultured and cool-headed. Not only is he capable of changing cool-headed (he ''is'' a butler, after all). He can also change into either a full wolf completely (or ''or'' a wolfman, or even partially) at will, it's actually just change a single part of his gameplay. In body to attack with. As a playable character he can switch between human and full wolf form, with the wolf form he's much being faster and has having access to some powerful moves, different moves but he it can't block.block and constantly drains a meter which recharges when in human form. The wolfman form comes out for his [[FinishingMove Astral Heat]].
22nd Jul '16 2:20:19 PM wuggles
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* On ''Series/LostGirl'', werewolves are referred to as shifters. They turn into actual wolves and seem to have control over when they transform.
21st Jul '16 2:17:27 AM Rassilon001
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* In the [[Manga/OutlawStar Outlaw Star]] fanfic ''[[FanFic/AFistfulOfDragonite A Fistful of Dragonite]]'' Aisha of the C'tarl Tribe proudly (and loudly) proclaims she is a mystical skinchanger, a rare breed of native capable of changing her shape into a voracious, ferocious beast. Whether or not this is true is... [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane subjective]].
4th Jul '16 3:23:50 AM LondonKdS
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** ''Hellsing'' is confusing because while the Captain actually is a werewolf, several other Nazi characters are referred to as "werewolves" despite showing completely different magical powers. This is probably a reference to the actual German use of "werewolf" to refer to alleged post-WWII Nazi loyalists who were supposedly pre-emptively ordered to commit terrorist acts after Germany's defeat, although actual signs of this happening were rare.
12th Jun '16 3:14:48 PM frogpatrol
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SubTrope of OurWerebeastsAreDifferent, dealing with variations of lycanthropy (i.e. werewolves). [[OurVampiresAreDifferent As with vampires]], the exact parameters of lycanthropy vary, but to meet the definition, a werewolf must be like an {{Animorph|ism}} who takes the form of a wolf every month (okay, the exact details do vary - see the [[Analysis/OurWerewolvesAreDifferent Werewolf Analysis Page]] for a listing of common characteristics and customization options).

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A SubTrope of OurWerebeastsAreDifferent, dealing with variations of lycanthropy (i.e. werewolves). [[OurVampiresAreDifferent As with vampires]], the exact parameters of lycanthropy vary, but to meet the definition, a werewolf must be like an {{Animorph|ism}} who takes the form of a wolf every month (okay, the exact details do vary - see the [[Analysis/OurWerewolvesAreDifferent Werewolf Analysis Page]] for a listing of common characteristics and customization options).
12th Jun '16 3:13:58 PM frogpatrol
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Werewolves did not receive the same ''revisionist'' treatment as vampires did during the '90s... Partially this is due to the high probability of SpecialEffectFailure in visual media, but also because the concept is ''much'' more difficult to revise (even with today's computer SFX). Having your neck bitten by beautiful people is erotic, being torn into bloody chunks and eaten is not. And in most common depictions, werewolves [[AlternateIdentityAmnesia aren't exactly sapient in their beast / wolf-form.]] Hence they're often relegated to supporting roles in FurAgainstFang plotlines and FantasyKitchenSink settings. Oddly enough, such an earlier revisionist treatment happened in medieval times for fictitious werewolves; in the ChivalricRomance, a werewolf could be a [[NobleWolf perfectly gentle and noble beast]].

However, recently the werewolf's cachet has been rising. Recent works of note include the ''Literature/{{Wolves of Mercy Falls|Series}}'' trilogy, Jennifer Lynn Barnes' ''Raised by Wolves'' trilogy, and the ''Literature/MercyThompson'' and ''Literature/KittyNorville'' books. 2010 also saw a highly-publicized remake of ''[[Film/TheWolfman2010 The Wolfman]]'', although this depiction is much more traditional than the above. And they are very popular within the UsefulNotes/FurryFandom, usually of the more-in-control-while-transformed variety, and their depictions therein can range from the [[TransformationComic innocent]] to outright {{Yiff}}.

The word "werewolf" is a compound with the archaic English word ''"wir"'' meaning an adult male (etymologically "man" was once genderless, and "wir" meant a male specifically, compare this to latin 'vir' where we get the words "virile", and "virtue"). Hence, the not-uncommon female Lycanthrope should more strictly be a "wifwolf" (or 'woman-wolf'), a term that has not seen much actual use. Generally, werewolves are OlderThanFeudalism, going back to the European middle ages- and to the Ancient Greek myth of a King cursed by Zeus to become one. Werewolves are very popular because of qualities of opposing forces of 'man vs animal nature'.

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Werewolves did not receive the same ''revisionist'' treatment as vampires did during the '90s... Partially this is '90s, partly due to the high probability of SpecialEffectFailure in visual media, but also because the concept is ''much'' more difficult to revise (even with today's computer SFX). Having rehabilitate. While having your neck bitten by beautiful people is erotic, being torn into bloody chunks and eaten is not. And in most common depictions, werewolves [[AlternateIdentityAmnesia aren't exactly sapient in their beast / wolf-form.wolf form.]] Hence Hence, they're often relegated to supporting roles in FurAgainstFang plotlines storylines and FantasyKitchenSink settings. Oddly enough, Surprisingly, such an earlier revisionist treatment happened in medieval times for fictitious werewolves; in the ChivalricRomance, a werewolf could be a [[NobleWolf perfectly gentle and noble beast]].

However, recently Recently the werewolf's cachet has been rising. Recent works of note include the ''Literature/{{Wolves of Mercy Falls|Series}}'' trilogy, Jennifer Lynn Barnes' ''Raised by Wolves'' trilogy, and the ''Literature/MercyThompson'' and ''Literature/KittyNorville'' books. 2010 also saw a highly-publicized remake of ''[[Film/TheWolfman2010 The Wolfman]]'', although this depiction is much more traditional than the above. And they are very popular within the UsefulNotes/FurryFandom, usually of the more-in-control-while-transformed variety, and their depictions therein can range from the [[TransformationComic innocent]] to outright {{Yiff}}.

The word "werewolf" is a compound with the archaic English word ''"wir"'' meaning an adult male (etymologically ''wir''. Etymologically, "man" was once genderless, and "wir" meant a male specifically, compare adult. Compare this to latin 'vir' where we get the words "virile", and "virtue"). "virtue". Hence, the not-uncommon female Lycanthrope lycanthrope should more strictly be a "wifwolf" (or 'woman-wolf'), a term that has not seen much actual use. Generally, werewolves are OlderThanFeudalism, going back to the European middle ages- ages and to the Ancient Greek myth of a King king cursed by Zeus to become one. Werewolves are very popular because of qualities of opposing forces of 'man vs man versus animal nature'.
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12th Jun '16 3:08:57 PM frogpatrol
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* In ''Pinball/MonsterBash'', the Wolf Man transforms whenever there is a full moon, and is susceptible to silver bullets. He serves as the [[AllDrummersAreAnimals drummer]] of the band, and becomes a JiveTurkey after his transformation.

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* In ''Pinball/MonsterBash'', the Wolf Man transforms whenever there is a full moon, moon and is susceptible to silver bullets. He serves as the [[AllDrummersAreAnimals drummer]] of the band, band and becomes a JiveTurkey after his transformation.



* One of Wrestling/JustinGabriel's {{Red Baron}}s is "The Cape Town Werewolf," and he howls before his matches.

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* One of Wrestling/JustinGabriel's {{Red Baron}}s is "The the Cape Town Werewolf," and he Werewolf, who howls before his matches.
6th Jun '16 6:02:01 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheAsylum 's ''Battledogs'' is basically a ZombieApocalypse with werewolves.

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* TheAsylum Creator/TheAsylum 's ''Battledogs'' is basically a ZombieApocalypse with werewolves.
31st May '16 1:30:34 PM Morgenthaler
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* Lycanthropes in ''[[RoswellConspiracies Roswell Conspiracies: Aliens Myths and Legends]]'' are actually aliens who look like humanoid wolf creatures. They poses the ability to shape-shift back and forth between their true form and a human appearance.

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* Lycanthropes in ''[[RoswellConspiracies ''[[WesternAnimation/RoswellConspiracies Roswell Conspiracies: Aliens Myths and Legends]]'' are actually aliens who look like humanoid wolf creatures. They poses the ability to shape-shift back and forth between their true form and a human appearance.
26th May '16 8:34:39 PM PaulA
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* ''Literature/{{Werenight}}'' by Creator/HarryTurtledove has lots of different varieties of werebeast, including at least one who's hideously impaired by his transformation, and one enormous barbarian chief who transforms into an equally enormous sabre tooth. Also, the world it's set in has four moons, which adds some wrinkles to the whole "when the moon is full" business.
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