Werewolves

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Tribe Name: Werewolves

Scientific Name: Homo Loup-Garou

One ought to hold on to one’s heart; for if one lets it go, one soon loses control of the head too.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Base Abilities:

Natural Weaponry, Olfactory Center, Regeneration, Strength, Werewolf Form

Common Abilities:

Disease Immunity, Reflexes, Tracking

Common Weaknesses/Defects:

Dissociation, Low Impulse Control

Think:

Nature unleashed, fierce monsters, the supreme hunters – Riddick could easily be a werewolf,

Appearance

Werewolves in human form are often in exceptional physical condition with large expressive eyes and unruly hair. They also tend to be warmer to the touch than most other people, which is believed to be a result of their heightened metabolism.

Werewolves in hybrid form are towering monstrosities, topping 12 feet at the shoulder.

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Personality

While many associate wolves with packs, the sad truth for most werewolves is that they travel alone. Their animal natures are often coupled with the very human fear of the damage that they might do while in werewolf form, let alone the carnage that an entire pack of werewolves might leave in its wake.

That said, werewolves still feel the pull towards other people, even while revelling in their werewolf forms and the sense of freedom that werewolves often describe after they return to human form. Some werewolves show a remarkable amount of control of their changes – it is not known if this is as a natural ability of something learned over the years.

Aside from the above, werewolf personalities vary as wildly as any other person.

Description

Contrary to popular myth, werewolves are born and not turned. The werewolf gene is recessive, but strong, seeming to fiercely resist being bred out of existence by the long centuries and relatively few offspring that are born each generation. What triggers the werewolf genes in one person vs another is unknown – even the mythological triggers of reaching puberty or during a full moon are no guarantee of a lycanthropic episode.

Despite the broad spectrum of personalities and appearances that werewolves have covered over the centuries, all werewolves have a certain fierceness that is apparent even while they are in human form. They are also believed to be more resistant to standard psych-warfare techniques designed to control or create fear in the subject, even if these techniques are aided by pharmaceuticals.

Werewolves are known to have a heightened metabolism and will often eat twice to three times as much as an athlete of comparable size. This metabolism is even higher in werewolves who have recently had a lycanthropic episode or who regularly impel the change.

It is worth noting that accounts exist of people changing into other creatures. It is not known whether these are cousins of the werewolves, cases of mistaken identity in moments of extreme fear or some other as-yet undiscovered abilities that nature has manifested.

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Werewolves

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