Werewolves, or lycanthrope, are mythological humans with the ability to shapeshift into wolf or hybrid wolf-like creatures either purposely or under a curse. This list was inspired by the List of Vampire Traits in Folklore and Fiction on Wikipedia, albeit a few modifications.
- Unnatural Smell
- Unnatural Strength
- Unnatural Endurance
- Unnatural Speed
- Unnatural Agility
- Unnatural Healing
- Night Vision
- Noise – Of course with super hearing comes super sensitivity.
- Smell – Of course with super scent comes super sensitivity.
- Holy Ground – Never heard of a werewolf that couldn’t walk on holy ground. Hell, the main antagonist of the film Silver Bullet was a werewolf and he was a preacher.
- Lunar Cycle – Are the werewolf’s abilities limited to the lunar cycle? The farthest he/she is from a full moon the more human he/she is.
- Locomotion – Is it bipedal or quadrupedal?
- Fertile – Are werewolves fertile in the human or changed state? Is it only men, women, or both?
- Possession – Some forms of lycanthropy come from possession of a person by a wolf, spirit, or demon.
- Genetic – Is lycanthropy passed through the bloodline?
- Moon – Does the moon play a prominent role in the setting?
- Feral Mind – When a person transforms do they retain their humanity or are they completely bestial?
- Supernatural Creatures – Are there other supernatural creatures such as Vampires or witches? The show Bitten is mainly focused on werewolves but does feature witches.
- Werewolf Society or Organization
- Known to Human Society
- Terms and Nicknames – In the Crimson City series werewolves are known as “dogs”.
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