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10th Apr '17 5:36:00 AM Theokal3
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*** It doesn't help either that most supernatural species [[VampireVarietyPack come themselves in a wide variety of subspecies]], and an archetypal mythological monster can sometimes match the descriptions of several subspecies from different species at the same time. [[TabletopGame/VampireTheRequiem Vampires]], [[TabletopGame/ChangelingTheLost Changelings]], [[TabletopGame/BeastThePrimordial Beasts]] and [[TabletopGame/PrometheanTheCreated Prometheans]] each have at least one subspecies matching the HornyDevil[=/=]EnthrallingSiren archetype, and another Promethean subspecies, the Osirians, pretty much ''are'' mummies in appearance and regarding some of their abilities, despite having no relation to [[TabletopGame/MummyTheCurse the "true" Mummies]].
** Heroes from ''TabletopGame/BeastThePrimordial'' have a similar problem to Hunters; seeing how they usually have to learn about the supernatural from scraps, and mostly fight Beasts, which can appear as any form of mythological monsters, many of them initially assume ''all'' supernaturals are Beasts. One of the Heroes provided in ''Conquering Heroes'', Micheal Bellinger, occasionally hunts down supernaturals who turns out to be unrelated to the Begotten, usually causing him to leave disappointed.

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*** It doesn't help either that most supernatural species [[VampireVarietyPack come themselves in a wide variety of subspecies]], and an archetypal mythological monster can sometimes match the descriptions of several subspecies from different species at the same time. [[TabletopGame/VampireTheRequiem Vampires]], [[TabletopGame/ChangelingTheLost Changelings]], [[TabletopGame/BeastThePrimordial Beasts]] and [[TabletopGame/PrometheanTheCreated Prometheans]] each have at least one subspecies matching the HornyDevil[=/=]EnthrallingSiren archetype, and another archetype. Another Promethean subspecies, the Osirians, pretty much ''are'' mummies in appearance and regarding some of their abilities, despite having no relation to [[TabletopGame/MummyTheCurse the "true" Mummies]].
Mummies]]. Most supernaturals practice at least one form of ritualistic FunctionalMagic (Rites for werewolves, Blood Sorcery for vampires, Ceremonies for [[TabletopGame/GeistTheSinEaters Sin-Eaters]]...) that is distinct from the one used by [[TabletopGame/MageTheAwakening Mages]].
** Heroes from ''TabletopGame/BeastThePrimordial'' have a similar problem to Hunters; seeing how they usually have to learn about the supernatural from scraps, and mostly fight the creatures they hunt, Beasts, which can appear as any form of mythological monsters, many of them initially assume ''all'' supernaturals are Beasts. One of the Heroes provided in ''Conquering Heroes'', Micheal Bellinger, occasionally hunts down supernaturals who turns turn out to be unrelated to the Begotten, usually causing him to leave disappointed.
4th Apr '17 8:05:50 PM GhostLad
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** The inverse happens as well, with anyone with super powers being mistaken for a mutant until their origin is known to the public. You'd think it wouldn't matter that speedster got his powers from [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks mongoose blood]] instead of [[SuperpowerfulGenetics genetic]], but it apparently does.

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** The inverse happens as well, with anyone with super powers being mistaken for a mutant until their origin is known to the public. You'd think it wouldn't matter that speedster the guy who set you fire with his mind got his powers from [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks mongoose blood]] instead of [[SuperpowerfulGenetics genetic]], genetics]], but [[FantasticRacism it apparently does.does]].
4th Apr '17 2:00:04 PM GhostLad
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** [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] on one occasion in ''Comicbook/CaptainAmerica'', when Cap, in the process of searching for the missing John Jameson (who'd been working as his pilot), assumed reports about a wolf-man in rural New England were about John and went to find him. It turned out to be an entire town of actual werewolves, resulting in the notorious [[DorkAge Cap-Wolf story]].
3rd Apr '17 3:57:46 PM GhostLad
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3rd Apr '17 3:56:38 PM GhostLad
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* [[XMen Mutants]] in the Marvel Universe frequently end up being mistaken for various supernatural creatures. For example, ComicBook/Nightcrawler may have a forked tail and his teleports smell of sulfur, but he's no demon. Storm and her tribe thought she was a goddess until Professor Xavier found her and explained what mutants were. The more recent character Oya was nearly killed for being a witch when her temperature manipulation powers emerged.

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* [[XMen Mutants]] in the Marvel Universe frequently end up being mistaken for various supernatural creatures. For example, ComicBook/Nightcrawler {{ComicBook/Nightcrawler}} may have a forked tail and his teleports smell of sulfur, but he's no demon. Storm and her tribe thought she was a goddess until Professor Xavier found her and explained what mutants were. The more recent character Oya was nearly killed for being a witch when her temperature manipulation powers emerged.



** Amusingly enough, fangame ''TabletopGame/DragonTheEmbers'' has the Werewolves, of all people, being the one ''making'' this type of mistake. A frequent reason they end up fighting Dragons is because they mistake them either for spirit invaders or people possessed by them, [[TabletopGame/WerewolfTheForsaken both things they fight on regular basis]].

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** Amusingly enough, fangame ''TabletopGame/DragonTheEmbers'' has the Werewolves, of all people, being the one ''making'' this type of mistake. A frequent reason they end up fighting Dragons is because they mistake them either for spirit invaders or people possessed by them, [[TabletopGame/WerewolfTheForsaken both things they fight on regular basis]]. The game also mentions that more than once Hunters have mistaken a Dragon for a Vampire and tried to KillItWithFire - a good tactic against Vampires, who burn like dry kindling, but just an annoyance to Dragons.
3rd Apr '17 3:44:27 PM GhostLad
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* In the Franchise/MarvelUniverse anyone with super powers is mistaken for a mutant until their origin is known to the public. (Mind you, people prone to fearing mutants for their powers ''aren't'' likely to be comforted by the fact that for you it was [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks mongoose blood]] instead of [[SuperpowerfulGenetics inborn]].)

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* In [[XMen Mutants]] in the Franchise/MarvelUniverse Marvel Universe frequently end up being mistaken for various supernatural creatures. For example, ComicBook/Nightcrawler may have a forked tail and his teleports smell of sulfur, but he's no demon. Storm and her tribe thought she was a goddess until Professor Xavier found her and explained what mutants were. The more recent character Oya was nearly killed for being a witch when her temperature manipulation powers emerged.
** The inverse happens as well, with
anyone with super powers is being mistaken for a mutant until their origin is known to the public. (Mind you, people prone to fearing mutants for their You'd think it wouldn't matter that speedster got his powers ''aren't'' likely to be comforted by the fact that for you it was from [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks mongoose blood]] instead of [[SuperpowerfulGenetics inborn]].)genetic]], but it apparently does.


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* DC comic ''TheMovement'' had Christopher, AKA Burden, a young gay man whose extremely religious parents thought he was possessed, resulting in his emerging shapeshifting powers creating him a demon-looking alt form. It took a while before before he accepted the fact that neither his shapeshifting or his orientation made him possessed.
3rd Apr '17 3:11:58 PM GhostLad
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* Franchise/SpiderMan. J. Jonah Jameson's son the astronaut John, is not a werewolf but has an alien weapon that makes him look like a wolfman. He is considered a godly savior by said aliens.

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* The X-Men once fought an entire team of wolf-like mutants calling themselves the Dominant Species, and managed to stop them from forcefully recruiting a teenage mutant named Wolf Cub. Unsurprisingly, Wolfsbane ended up mentoring him at the Xavier School.
* Franchise/SpiderMan. John Jameson, J. Jonah Jameson's son the astronaut John, is son, may occasionally turn into a ferocious Man-Wolf, but he's not a werewolf but has werewolf. He's a guy who found an alien weapon that makes gem on the moon that's supposed to turn the bearer into a lupine PhysicalGod, but it doesn't work very well in our dimension, making him look like a wolfman. He is considered a godly savior lose control. He's also explicitly not bothered by said aliens.silver, as one WrongGenreSavvy opponent found out the hard way.
30th Mar '17 7:20:17 AM Theokal3
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** Heroes from ''TabletopGame/BeastThePrimordial'' have a similar problem to Hunters; seeing how they usually have to learn about the supernatural from scraps, and mostly fight Beasts, which can appear as any form of mythological monsters, many of them initially assume ''all'' supernaturals are Beasts. One of the Heroes provided in ''Conquering Heroes'', Micheal Bellinger, occasionally hunts down supernaturals who turns out to be unrelated to the Begotten, usually causing him to leave disappointed.

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*** It doesn't help either that most supernatural species [[VampireVarietyPack come themselves in a wide variety of subspecies]], and an archetypal mythological monster can sometimes match the descriptions of several subspecies from different species at the same time. [[TabletopGame/VampireTheRequiem Vampires]], [[TabletopGame/ChangelingTheLost Changelings]], [[TabletopGame/BeastThePrimordial Beasts]] and [[TabletopGame/PrometheanTheCreated Prometheans]] each have at least one subspecies matching the HornyDevil[=/=]EnthrallingSiren archetype, and another Promethean subspecies, the Osirians, pretty much ''are'' mummies in appearance and regarding some of their abilities, despite having no relation to [[TabletopGame/MummyTheCurse the "true" Mummies]].
** Heroes from ''TabletopGame/BeastThePrimordial'' have a similar problem to Hunters; seeing how they usually have to learn about the supernatural from scraps, and mostly fight Beasts, which can appear as any form of mythological monsters, many of them initially assume ''all'' supernaturals are Beasts. One of the Heroes provided in ''Conquering Heroes'', Micheal Bellinger, occasionally hunts down supernaturals who turns out to be unrelated to the Begotten, usually causing him to leave disappointed.
19th Feb '17 8:53:55 AM JoeMerl
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** There are also at least three occasions where they wind up in another country (the Amazon, the Arctic and Australia), are seen morphing by one or more members of the indigenous population and are mistaken for some kind of shapeshifting spirits.
19th Feb '17 8:45:51 AM JoeMerl
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* In The ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' Saga, Sam Uley and his pack are not werewolves; they are shape shifters who can only turn into wolves. A clue to this is that they shift voluntarily, while werewolves in the ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' universe can only change on a full moon.

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** There are also at least three occasions where they wind up in another country (the Amazon, the Arctic and Australia), are seen morphing by one or more members of the indigenous population and are mistaken for some kind of shapeshifting spirits.
* In The the ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' Saga, Sam Uley and his pack are not werewolves; they are shape shifters who a group of the local Quileute Indians can only turn into wolves. A clue to this is wolves [[VoluntaryShapeshifting at will]] (or [[InvoluntaryShapeshifting accidentally]] if they get angry or stressed), during which they keep their human minds. They're called "werewolves" through three different books, but near the end of the final one, Edward suddenly explains that they shift voluntarily, they're actually "shape-shifters," while werewolves in this world apparently includes actual "werewolves" who fit the ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' universe can only change on modern perception (full moons, etc.) more closely. Arguably comes off as an AssPull, since this basically just makes it so that a full moon.werewolf-hating member of the BigBadDuumvirate doesn't have an excuse to kill them all.
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