Information on Werewolves

-Werewolf, aka Lycanthrope -A human that can shape-shift into a wolf-like creature -The transformation breaks the persons bones -Lycanthropy, a disease caused by a bite or scratch from a werewolf that gives you the opportunity to change to a wolf -In J.

R. R. Tolkien’s LOTR books, werewolves are servants of the Morgoth that were bred by wolves and inhabit evil spirits. They weren’t shape shifters, they stayed in wolf form -In J. K Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, werewolves (like Remus Lupin or “Moony”) are humans who transform into deadly near-wolves upon the rising of a full moon.

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It causes the person to ignore their identity, and could even kill their best friend if given the chance -Over 500 werewolf movies, like An American Werewolf in London, The Howling and The Wolf Man -In Werewolf of London, the protagonist kills his girlfriend after she’s seen walking with a former lover, suggesting romantic jealousy -Movies like Silver Bullet claim werewolves can only be defeated by silver bullets -Movies like Twilight and The Mortal Instruments have claimed vampires as their mortal enemies -In Treehouse of Horror X, the Simpsons accidentally kill Ned Flanders, only to find out at the end of the episode he’s alive by being bitten by a werewolf previously, claiming werewolves are invincible -In Michael Jackson’s Thriller, upon the rising of the moon, Michael’s character grows whiskers and claws and transforms into a deadly werecat with yellow striped eyes -In the BBC show Doctor Who, werewolves have been featured in Seventh and Tenth Doctor episodes -In the movie War Wolves, the wolves get to choose whether they want to use their powers for good or bad -There is a herb called wolfsbane, which if given to them weakens them and thus is a technique to separate them out of a group of humans -Can smell blood from 5 miles away -Eyes have infared vision -It’s been said Once a werewolf becmes a hybrid (of a vampire and a wolf) it is sired to the vampire which made him do that (meaning, he has to obey his every command)To break the sire, they have to tansform about 37 times, which breaks every bone in their body (if you’ll remember what I said before) -Higher body temp than a humans -Capability to heal extremely fast