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Weres Harry is a Harry Potter fanfic by DobbyElfLord. Dark curses don't play nice — not even with each other. When nine year-old Harry is bitten by a werewolf, the horcrux fights back. The result could only happen to Harry Potter.

Harry becomes what is later revealed to be a Skin-Changer. Some Norse wizards had this ability and could pass it down to their children, before mages from Europe cursed them to be werewolves. Harry basically is now a werewolf Animagus and can transform whenever he wants, though his clothes normally don't disappear, like regular Animagi's do. What's more, the horcrux was killed trying to destroy the werewolf curse- it decided to leave him a couple things, like being a Parselmouth, but the horcrux is most definitely gone. The changes to his body intimidates the Dursleys into leaving him alone, so Harry enters Hogwarts with a small group of friends as opposed to Ron, and after Halloween, Hermione like in canon.

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Last updated in August 2014.

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  • Adaptation Expansion: Since Harry is a werewolf, we find out a lot more about werewolf culture.
  • All Guys Want Cheerleaders: Sirius meets the veela Kalina (who he will eventually marry) at the Quidditch World Cup, where the later is among the veela delegation sent to support the Bulgarian team.
  • Ancient Rome: The house of Black can trace its ancestry all the way back to Legatus Atrum, the commander of one of the legions that first took Britain for the Romans.
  • Cold Iron: The fae are vulnerable to natural iron (i.e. iron that hasn't been enchanted or conjured).
  • Cool and Unusual Punishment: After Harry sneaks off to visit the basilisk without telling anybody where he's going, McGonagall gives him to Kalina to act as her pack mule and living dress-up doll for the weekend.
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  • Death Glare: Harry gets a doozy of one from becoming a Skin-Changer. Notable in that it takes him a few years to learn how to control it, so for the first few years at Hogwarts he has to wear his glasses with tinted costume lenses so he doesn't scare the daylights out of everyone he meets.
  • Didn't Think This Through: Harry theorises that the mages who turned the Skin-Changers into werewolves were actually trying to totally sever the Skin-Changers from their alternate forms, but forgot to account for the effects of performing their ritual under a full moon.
  • Exact Words: When Umbridge tries to arrest Harry for being an unregistered werewolf, Harry points out that Umbridge's own law defines a werewolf as someone who glows red under a Werewolf Detection Charm. Despite the fact that Harry would be considered a werewolf by almost any other definition, he does not glow red under that charm.
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  • Evil vs. Evil: The werewolf curse annihilates the Horcrux within Harry, but the Horcrux weakens the curse enough that Harry's own magic can overmaster it. "Curse" being the important word here.
  • The Fair Folk: Voldemort's resurrection spell gets the attention of the Unseelighe Fae, who have begun to hunt the students of Hogwarts. Also, Luna seems to be half-Fae. Among other things, she addresses the Leanansidhe as "Cousin", who in return, calls Luna "half-breed".
  • Family Theme Naming: Sirius continues his by naming his firstborn daughter "Cassiopeia".
  • Fantastic Racism:
    • Virulent anti-werewolf and pro-pureblood racism is prevalent in wizarding society, as in the source material.
    • "Born" werewolves (werewolves born to other werewolves) also look down on "made" wolves (werewolves transformed by the bite). It's somewhat Justified however, as each consecutive generation of werewolves retains more and more of their minds through the change, even without wolfsbane.
  • Fluffy Tamer: Harry has secured the allegiance both of the literal Fluffy and Sangria the Basilisk.
  • Glamour Failure: Luna seems to recognize Harry in his alternate form, and doesn't seem to have any idea why she shouldn't be able to recognize him.
  • Goggles Do Something Unusual: Harry has to put tinted costume lenses in his glasses to dampen the effect of his Death Glare in order to keep from scaring the daylights out of everyone he meets.
  • Hate Plague: Voldemort's evil warped the magic in Lily's blood wards, causing them to generate an aura that makes people believe the worst of Harry.
  • In Spite of a Nail: The series started life as a one-shot alternate ending for Prisoner Of Azkaban, so when the author goes back to fill in the first two years, he had to stick at least close enough to canon that those scenes would make sense. After that, though, things really start to change.
  • Ladykiller in Love: Since meeting Kalina, Sirius has not shown a single sign of straying.
  • Lineage Comes from the Father: Inverted. Cassiopeia, like her mother, is a veela.
  • Miles to Go Before I Sleep: A scene from his POV reveals this story's version of Dumbledore to be an old and tired man, desperately attempting to do three jobs at once and unable to lay down any of his burdens because nobody else seems able to bear them.
  • No-Sell: Apparently, Parselmouths are immune to the gaze of a basilisk.
  • Oh, Crap!: The reactions of many, many people to Harry's wolf form.
    • Voldemort gets an especially good one shortly after his resurrection, when Harry goes full wolf, butchers several of his followers, and then turns his attention to him. He barely gets away, with a nearly torn out throat, (infused with basilisk venom for his trouble).
    • The entire Wizengamot freaks out when Harry transforms in front of them, when he's had enough of their dodging the issue of Voldemort's return. Fortunately for them, he only did so to prove that he's in complete control of his transformation.
    • Inverted with the werewolf packs, as Harry's unique case inspires mostly awe to them. Played straight for Fenrir Greyback though.
  • One-Gender Race: Veela are all female. Any daughter born to a veela-human pairing will be a veela, while any sons are ordinary (albeit handsome) humans.
  • One Hero, Hold the Weaksauce: Harry can transform between his human and beast forms at-will, with full control in either state, and is not affected by silver.
  • Our Werewolves Are Different: Two different (but related) kinds of werewolf show up here.
    • The Skin-Changers like Harry can shift between forms at any time, with full control in both shapes. The bite is not infectious, with the gift instead being a hereditary talent. Harry is the only one currently known to exist.
    • The werewolves were created when a ritual designed to cut off the Skin-Changers from their alternate forms went badly awry. Werewolves can change only under the full moon, have infectious bites, and some go berserk when transformed. "Born" werewolves (werewolves born to other werewolves) retain greater control through the change, to the point where a third-or-fourth generation "born" wolf retains his or her full human mind without the need for Wolfsbane.
  • Pass the Popcorn: Cassie is described as doing a one-year-old's version of this while her mother chases her father around the house throwing fireballs.
  • Poisonous Person: After surviving a basilisk bite, Harry discovers that the Beast's claws are now coated with basilisk venom.
  • The Power of Friendship: Those who truly know and love Harry (as opposed to the Boy-Who-Lived) are resistant to the warped effects of Harry's aura.
  • Rational Fic: Actually Inverted. It is a running theme in the fic that the more magic is involved, the less logical sense anything makes.
  • Shaped Like Itself: Umbridge's anti-werewolf law defines a werewolf as someone who is detected by a werewolf-detection charm. This allows Harry (who is blatantly a werewolf by any legit standard, but is unusual for the setting) to engage in some Loophole Abuse.
  • Slap-Slap-Kiss: Harry and Remus come home to Kalina trying to set Sirius on fire for getting her pregnant again. Shortly thereafter, the noises coming from their bedroom indicate that Sirius is now demonstrating just how he managed that feat.
  • Super Breeding Program: The Westen Pack has been experimenting with breeding werewolves to werewolves, trying to recreate the Skin-Changers. They haven't yet been able to get the transformation to occur at-will, but they have managed to create werewolves who retain most of the mind through the Change.
  • Totally Not a Werewolf: It's repeatedly noted that whatever Harry is, it doesn't follow the same rules as the standard Potterverse werewolf. It's eventually theorized that he is a Skin-Changer, the original race from which werewolves were created. The trope takes its most literal form in the Ministry scene, where Harry points out that Umbridge's own law defines a werewolf as someone who glows red under a Werewolf Detection Charm. As Harry does not glow red under that particular charm, he is legally not a werewolf.
  • You No Take Candle: Dobby speaks this way in this fic, though in canon he's only a Third-Person Person.
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