See also Werewolf (disambiguation) for a list of fanworks and fandoms of this title.
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|Synonyms:||lycanthrope, were, were-animals|
|Related:||Animal Transformation, Bestiality, Elf AU, Knotting, Magic, Psychics, Shapeshifter, Superheroes, Vampire, Witches|
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Werewolves are a popular horror, supernatural, and fantasy story trope.
There are many fandoms with canon werewolf characters (who quite often are not monsters but good guys) including several main characters from Wolf's Rain, Oz from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Remus Lupin from Harry Potter, George Sands from Being Human, Jacob Black from Twilight, Alcide from True Blood, Tyler Lockwood from The Vampire Diaries, the characters from Teen Wolf (including Scott McCall, Derek Hale, Peter Hale, Isaac Lahey, Laura Hale, Cora Hale, Erica Reyes, Vernon Boyd, Jackson Whittemore, Deucalion, Ethan and Aiden, Kali, Ennis) and Angua von Überwald from Discworld.
Characters who are werewolves in canon are often popular in fandom because werewolf characters usually come with built-in angst due to their dual nature, the potential for loss of control, and the monstrous transformation they suffer. Frequently these fandoms also include vampires. Werewolves also offer options for h/c, because often the transformation is described as painful.
In fandoms that do not have canonical werewolves, werewolf AUs are common type of alternate universe and popular in many fandoms. Werewolf AUs may include some level of focus on pack structure, especially when it comes to status and mating.
While werewolves are the "classic" were-animal and the most common, many other were-animals appear in fanfic and sometimes in canon.
Werewolves are popular creatures with furries and monsterfuckers.
- Gundam Wing: Garou by Asuka Kureru, a popular (though unfinished) canon AU in which a number of characters are werewolves and pack politics play a big part.
- Hawaii Five-0: Sympathy for the werewolf by mermaid, where Steve McGarett is a werewolf
- Show Me How to Stop Running by etothepii. John/Sherlock fic in which bitten-werewolf John moves in with born-werewolf Sherlock (and Lestrade is a werewolf too).
- the Lupercalia series by Mad Maudlin. John/Sherlock fic in which John is a werewolf (with mating urges) and Sherlock a telepath.
- The Cause Sanguine by glasslogic. Sam/Dean (who are not related) fic in which Sam is a wolf who turns human three nights a month.
- Hunters of the Shadows. Dean is turned into a werewolf as a teenager.
- The Sentinel: The Discovery Series by Storm has Blair Sandburg as a werewolf.
- Avengers: Turn Around (Three Times Before Lying Down) by kellifer_fic. Steve/Tony fic where Fury threatens to out Tony Stark as an unregistered werewolf unless he helps out with the Avengers Initiative, up to and including opening his house to a pack of other werewolves.
- Inktober Piece: Capwolf! by arania, Steve Rogers, Marvel
- Inktober '14, Day 29, Werewolf John by ofcowardiceandkings, Sherlock
- awoOoOo werewolves of London by jaylacinechiboa, Good Omens/Doctor Who
Graphics and Gif sets
- supernatural werewolf au, Archived version gif set by sammyche, Sam/Dean, Supernatural
Recs & Thematic Lists
- Recs tagged Mythical Creatures: Werewolves at Fancake
- ratcreature's SGA thematic list: Werewolves and other wereanimals
- Painless_j's thematic list of Harry Potter werewolf fic
- Fanworks with Werewolves tags at Archive of Our Own
- Fanworks tagged Were-Creatures at Archive of Our Own
- Werewolf Big Bang
- Werewolf fanfic tag at Wattpad
- Werewolf on Wikipedia
- Our Werewolves Are Different at TV Tropes wiki
- Fur Against Fang at TV Tropes
- Vampire Werewolf Love Triangle at TV Tropes
- ^ Fanwork examples include Hawaii-Five-0 fic Jaws by Joe Lawson, in which Danno is a were-shark; Stargate Atlantis fic Where the Brave Dare Not Go by telesilla, in which John Sheppard is a were-mountain lion; and Sherlock fic The Law of Conservation of Mass by Mad Maudlin, in which although John is a werewolf, Sherlock is a werefox.