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Werewolf Physiology
Werewolf HD
Rage under the Moon.

Power/Ability to:

Use the traits of werewolf

Power to use the abilities of a werewolf. Variation of Mythic Physiology and Canine Physiology.

Also Called

  • Lycan
  • Lycanthrope Physiology
  • Lycanthropy
  • Lycanthropy Mimicry/Transformation
  • Werewolf Mimicry/Transformation
  • Wolfman Mimicry/Physiology


User with this ability is a werewolf with the ability to transform into a wolf or an anthropomorphic wolf-like creature, either purposely or after being placed under a curse and/or lycanthropic affliction via a bite or scratch from a werewolf, or some other means. This transformation is often associated with the appearance of the full moon.

The user gains the traits of werewolves, most obvious being ability to change into a wolf with the natural characteristics inherent to both wolves and humans, including senses, stamina, agility, etc. In addition werewolves are often attributed strength and speed far beyond those of wolves or men and may have them in lesser amount even untransformed.

Other than this, details vary considerably: some are limited to single form which ranges from completely animal to man-wolf (humanoid with fur, claws and fangs); some can shift between human, wolf-man (humanoid wolf) and pure wolf; while others are able to choose to what extend they want to change and what parts. Their wolf-form may be completely natural wolf in form, something resembling Dire Wolf or even something directly from the darkest dredges of human fear for wolves. Although some wolfen instinct is likely to influence a werewolf in transformed state, this varies from completely animal mind to perfectly aware human, even to the stereotypical monster lusting for blood.

Although it is very commonly linked to werewolves, they aren't all vulnerable to silver or other traditional weaknesses. For some these are no more or less harmful than any other metal or substance, some are essentially un-killable for anything else.



Depending of what is the cause of the condition:

  • Curse Transformation: via magical influence, usually a curse.
  • Genetic Condition: inherited condition.
  • Spiritual Possession: possession by wolf spirit, becoming one being.



  • Applied electricity may prevent the transformation.
  • May be connected to the phases of the Moon (Full Moon in particular) and either only be able to transform or be involuntarily forced to change during one.
  • May be vulnerable to silver, wolfs-bane and/or other traditional werewolf weaknesses, or be harmed only by them.
  • May include loss of memory of human emotion and life.
  • May include loss of self-control.
  • May be vulnerable to other Lycanthropes natural attacks.
  • If werewolves and vampires are natural enemies, may be vulnerable to their bite.
  • May be vulnerable to various canine weaknesses such as high pitch or loud noises or foul smell.

Known Users

See Also: Werebeast Tropes


  • Werewolves (Mythology/Folklore); near global


  • Ai (Dragon Crisis)
  • Werewolf (Van Helsing)
  • Gabriel Van Helsing (Van Helsing)
  • The Captain (Hellsing)
  • Sajin Komamura (Bleach)
  • Olivier/Loup-Garou (Heartcatch Pretty Cure! Movie)
  • Ginei Morioka (Rosario + Vampire)
  • Kiss (Sorcerer On The Rocks)
  • Elbia Hanaiman (Outbreak Company)
  • Holo (Spice and Wolf)
  • Ame (Wolf Children)
  • Yuki (Wolf Children)
  • All wolves (Wolf's Rain)
  • Darcia (Wolf's Rain)


  • Christa Stammers (Being Human U.K)
  • George Sands (Being Human U.K)
  • Anthony McNair (Being Human U.K)
  • Nina Pickering (Being Human U.K)
  • Thomas McNair (Being Human U.K)
  • Lee Tully (Being Human U.K)
  • Amy McBride (Being Human U.K)
  • Craig Ford (Being Human U.K)
  • Richard Galvin (Being Human U.K)
  • Leo (Being Human U.K)
  • Allison (Being Human U.K)
  • Milo (Being Human U.K)
  • Lady Catherine (Being Human U.K)
  • Larry Chrysler (Being Human U.K)
  • Bobby (Being Human U.K)
  • Waldemar Daninsky (Paul Naschy's "Hombre Lobo" film series)
  • Tony Rivers (I Was A Teenage Werewolf)
  • Werewolves (Supernatural)
    • Garth Fitzgerald IV
  • Werewolves (Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel)
    • Daniel Osbourne/Oz
    • Veruca
    • Nina Ash
    • McManus
  • Niklaus Mikaelson (The Vampire Diaries/The Originals); via Vaewolf Physiology
  • All Werewolves (The Vampire Diaries/The Originals)
    • Mason and Tyler Lockwood
    • Hayley Marshall
  • Werewolves (Teen Wolf)
    • Derek Hale
    • Peter Hale
    • Scott McCall
    • Liam
  • Dyson (Lost Girl)
  • Mason Greyback (Wizards of Waverly Place)
  • Wolfman (Cirque du Freak)
  • Wolfman/Lawrence Talbot (The Wolfman)
  • Sir John Talbot (The Wolfman)
  • Michael Corvin (Underworld); vampire-werewolf hybrid
  • Lycans (Underworld)
  • Werewolf (Underworld)
  • Tommy Dawkins (Big Wolf)
  • Lou Garou (Wolfcop)
  • Little Red Riding Hood a.k.a. Ruby (Once Upon a Time)
  • Ethan Lawrence Talbot/"Ethan Chandler" (Penny Dreadful)


  • Benwolf (Ben 10: Ultimate Alien)
  • Cheryl Lansing (Marvel)
  • Jeffrey Winters (Marvel)
  • Hugo von Stahl (Marvel)
  • Kenneth Long (Marvel)
  • Lawrence Talbot (Alvin and the Chipmunks meet the Wolfman)
  • Layla Linski (Marvel)
  • Lou Hackett (Marvel)
  • Lydia Varadi (Marvel)
  • Massey Wolf Spirit (Martin Mystery)
  • Peter Snubb (Marvel)
  • Phantom Werewolf (Martin Mystery)
  • Raymond Coker (Marvel)
  • Tom Burke (Marvel)
  • Ursula Beers (Marvel)
  • Wayne & Wanda (Hotel Transylvania)
  • Wayne's & Wanda's Kids (Hotel Transylvania)
  • Werewolf (Scooby Doo and the Ghoul School)
  • Werewolf By Night/Jack Russell (Marvel)
  • Werewolfs (Monster High)
    • Clawdeen Wolf
    • Clawd Wolf
    • Howleen Wolf
    • Romulus
  • Winnie Werewolf (Scooby Doo and the Ghoul School)
  • Wolfsbane (Marvel)


  • Jon Talbain/Gallon (Darkstalkers)
  • Free/The Man with the Demon Eye (Soul Eater)
  • Warwick (League of Legends)
  • Yugo the Wolf (Bloody Roar)
  • Valkenhayn R. Hellsing (BlazBlue)
  • Volf (Ninja Gaiden)
  • Akira Inugmai (Wolf Guy)
  • Faolchu (The Elder Scrolls: Online)
  • Werewolves (The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim)
  • Kevin (Seiken Densetsu 3)
  • Sonic the Hedgehog (Sonic the Hedgehog); via Werehog transformation
  • Father Gascoigne (Bloodborne)
  • Kagerou Imaizumi (Touhou Project)
  • WereGarurumon (Digimon)
  • Fenrir (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Kagenui (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Lycan (Dota 2)


  • Remus Lupin (Harry Potter)
  • Fenrir Greyback (Harry Potter)
  • Werewolves (Shadow Falls)
    • Lucas Parker
    • Fredericka
    • Will
    • Mrs. Parker
    • Mr. Parker
    • Monique
  • Chameleons (Shadow Falls); via Species-Shifting
    • Kylie Galen
    • Mario Esparza
    • Malcolm Summers
    • Francyne
    • Hayden Yates
    • Roberto Esparza
  • Grubbs Grady (The Demonata)
  • Wolf Woods (Megaman Star Force)
  • Peter Rumancek (Hemlock Grove)
  • Nicolae Rumancek (Hemlock Grove)
  • Eddie Quist (The Howling)
  • Masha Quist (The Howling)
  • Werewolves (Bitten)
  • Werewolves (Discworld)
    • Angua von Überwald
  • Women of McDonaldland (Warrior Wolf Women of the Wasteland)

Tabletop Games

  • Lythari (Forgotten Realms)

Known Objects


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