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Shape, Size and all that Jazz

Posted by Arcover on April 13, 2012 at 3:20 AM

Gota keep this site alive! So now here's the next blog entry of the week. Normally I try not to write blogs or any kinds of entries unless I'm really moved to do so but lately I haven't had the motivation to think that much so I'm just writing whatever comes to mind. I also encourage others on the site to post more topics. Don't be shy :3 Anywho...This topic is about the roots of a werewolf's anatomy.


So in movies there's always been about 4 factors that play a big role in the way werewolves look. The anthro and the quadruped, the huge and the small. The Wolfman versus Jacob Black. The Blood and Chocolate wolves versus the Princess Mononoke wolves (though those wolves weren't werewolves you get my point). If you haven't seen these movies or read the books for some of them you really should...Princess Mononoke especially! it's a fantastic movie. Anyway, these all have great examples of different types of werewolves and all the werewolf forms have some truth to them. My point here is that werewolves don't just come in one shape or size.


I believe that werewolfism is more about the power of mind over matter than any type of special magic and I also believe that werewolves are born with their size and shape already predetermined. I'm just not sure how much of a person's werewolfism is determined by their ancestry versus how much is determined by their own personal instinct. I hope that makes sense.


When I think about it I've always known I was big (really big) and that I personally could switch from anthro to quadruped at will. Basically imagine a Twilight wolf with the ability to also stand up and you've got me in a nut shell...but I've realized that that's not the case for everyone. If you've ever been on Razgriz (a site for therians that believe in and claim to p-shift) they have rules about how shifting works and what you shift into. They believe that because you have to reserve your body mass you won't shift into a wolf any bigger than you already are. You will also be a regular looking quadrupedal wolf. But I have a therian friend who says when she shifts she is an anthro wolf that walks on two legs and that she's slightly bigger than her human form. Basically I came to the conclusion that wolves are all different. But what makes them different? Is it their breeding/DNA or their personality/individual mind that makes them the way they are? 


I think it's really interesting how everyone has their take on how shifting is supposed to work and what you're supposed to look like when you do it. I've seen so many arguments over the subject and very few people seem to understand that werewolf physiology could just be determined by the individual. I made another blog a while ago about how were-creatures and therians might be different because we all have different amounts of were blood in our genetic make-up. Maybe it's our pedigree that determines our power and anatomy or maybe it's our individual instinct that tells us what to look like. I'm not sure but it would be interesting to see where werewolves get their physical attributes from. I'm sure I got my were-genes from my father's side of the family. I also know I am light colored when I shift and that I am a very big creature...did I get that from genetics? Or is it me and my instincts that determine what I look like and how I'm shaped. I wonder how much of this is about ancestry and how much is about our own individualism.





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16 Comments

Reply Saria
10:39 AM on April 13, 2012 
Both the anthro and the large wolves are correct. Weres have the ability to learn both shifts. I'm an anthro, but my mate can do both shifts.
Reply Arcover
12:11 PM on April 13, 2012 
Saria says...
Both the anthro and the large wolves are correct. Weres have the ability to learn both shifts. I'm an anthro, but my mate can do both shifts.

Very nice ^^ I'm sure all the sizes are correct. I just wonder what part of us decides that O_o
Reply Kumutamos
4:24 AM on April 15, 2012 
o_O urgh i always think im getting smart with this werewolf stuff then yall got to go and blow my mind again...
Reply SFluffy
10:10 PM on April 15, 2012 
There are three types of werewolves, quadrupedal (walks on four legs only), bipedal (walks on two legs only), and the third which walks on two or four equally as much.

Being a werewolf is determined by whether your parents were werewolves or if you've been bitten. If one or both your parents are werewolves then the gene WILL take over the gene of being human. Now if you are bitten and the saliva of the werewolf enters the bloodstream, chances are you will become one as well. The saliva of the werewolf carries the "virus" (not sure what it is yet) is carried in the saliva similar to rabies. To find out how it turns you into a werewolf look up on how a virus reproduces.

The form of werewolf you are depends on the werewolf traits that were passed down or by the type of werewolf you were bitten by. If by genetics it'll be just the same as genes are passed down except if only one parent is human the gene will take over and the gene for being human will be nonfunctional anymore. Now if you are bitten it'll be the same type of werewolf as the werewolf who bit you.

I myself am pretty sure that I inherited my genes from my mother's side as she acts more like a werewolf than my father. I'm also sure that she descended from a Germanic werewolf bloodline. I really hope this has helped you or anyone else. =)
Reply Arcover
3:05 AM on April 16, 2012 
SFluffy you genius. That's all I really wanted. Though you didn't mention much about size I'm assuming it's inherited along with everything else. I mentioned the 4 possible choices you could have 2 involve shape (anthro and/or quadruped) and 2 involve size (big/small or normal sized). What if a small werewolf mixed with a big werewolf? What would you have then? A medium sized werewolf?? Or if an anthro mixed with a quadruped? O_o Haha. jeez...this is starting to get more complicated than I originally planned...
Reply SFluffy
4:33 PM on April 16, 2012 
Arcover says...
SFluffy you genius. That's all I really wanted. Though you didn't mention much about size I'm assuming it's inherited along with everything else. I mentioned the 4 possible choices you could have 2 involve shape (anthro and/or quadruped) and 2 involve size (big/small or normal sized). What if a small werewolf mixed with a big werewolf? What would you have then? A medium sized werewolf?? Or if an anthro mixed with a quadruped? O_o Haha. jeez...this is starting to get more complicated than I originally planned...


When I said the type/form of the werewolf I was meaning all the traits pertaining to the werewolf parent(s) so for example your height, you receive multiple genes for your height from each parent. If you have one tall parent and one short parent you may only have one of the parents heights show or you may have co-dominance or incomplete dominance where there is a combination between the height of both parents resulting in a medium height. Your height is also determined by how much proper nutrition your body gets etc. Now if both parents are werewolves then your height will be determined by the above explanation, if only one parent is a werewolf then I'm assuming the werewolf genes will be dominant over the human traits making the human traits recessive. I think there can be co-dominance between the human and werewolf genes I'm not sure yet. The shape isn't fully determined by the type of werewolf, look at humans, not all Germans for example have blonde hair and blue eyes which is a common trait in Europeans. I'm in AP bio and am going to college for mammal study so this stuff I need to know.

Now by anthro basically you mean that it can stand on its hind legs right? If that's the case there are two variations, one that is bipedal and the other kind which uses its hind legs or all fours interchangeably. The bipedal werewolves can run equally as fast as quadrupedal werewolves most of the time. Now if a bipedal mixed with a quadrupedal werewolf then the offspring will be determined by the genes passed and I'm guessing there can be incomplete dominance and co-dominance which result in the werewolf that uses two or four legs interchangeably. I do not know if all three kinds existed at once in the beginning or were the result of adaptation.

Hope this explains things better. =)
Reply Arcover
3:53 AM on April 17, 2012 
SFluffy why don't you write things about what you know??? I demand that you make more posts :O (jk) And yes that explanation was very nice. If you're going to college in the near future you should come to Colorado State. We'd have fun times together AND I could have someone to discuss biological principles of werewolfism with me :D Just a suggestion, if you want to do mammal studies try going for Zoology with a concentration in mammology. That would be sweet (except for the chem classes and all the math...especially calculus).
Reply SFluffy
7:06 PM on April 17, 2012 
I'm currently trying to find the time to write in a notebook from my creative writing class last semester about all non humans (mythical creatures as most call them) but I've had so much homework and church stuff. And it would be fun going there to Colorado State but currently I'm trying to get into Northern Kentucky University next year because of their biology program there. There's also a girl here who I really like. =3
Reply Arcover
2:54 AM on April 18, 2012 
SFluffy says...
I'm currently trying to find the time to write in a notebook from my creative writing class last semester about all non humans (mythical creatures as most call them) but I've had so much homework and church stuff. And it would be fun going there to Colorado State but currently I'm trying to get into Northern Kentucky University next year because of their biology program there. There's also a girl here who I really like. =3



Mkaaaayy hope everything works out with North Kentucky U...especially with the girl ;)
Reply rach
8:39 PM on May 7, 2012 
do half vampire half werewolves shift at the full moon?
Reply Rito Atlantis
2:38 PM on May 21, 2012 
rach says...
do half vampire half werewolves shift at the full moon?

They do not.
The relation between werewolves and the full moon is not completely understood. However, vampire and werewolf cross genetics doesn't make the matter any more simple. In fact it may actually complicate it.
Reply SFluffy
5:48 PM on May 23, 2012 
Yes, hybrids can still shift and they aren't always half and half, they can be 17% vampire and 83% werewolf or some other type of non human

The moon has nothing to do with our shifting it just gives us an energy boost.
Reply Masfuko
7:48 PM on March 5, 2013 
Dang, this blog and all of the comments had good info in it. Huh.
Reply Eshtar
7:40 PM on December 23, 2015 
The Anthro Shift is more easier for me then the 4 legged wolf shift but both have been done.
Reply Aurora
10:05 PM on February 1, 2018 
Wait, these comments talk about biting someone as a way of turning them, but a lot of other werewolves/lycans I've talked to say that either nothing will happen, or that werewolf saliva is poisonous and the person would just die ??? (Not that i'm gonna try to find out... Just curiousity.)
Reply Ylva
10:14 AM on May 31, 2018 
I always believed that one day you'll discover what your wolf form will look like (mostly via dreams-- in my case I came to know via a dream), but that the reason for your size is your ancestry/breed. For example my wolf form will be as big and sturdy as a lion, maybe even slightly bigger with larger paws, teeth, claws and heavier bones (but being still agile and fast), and that I will be able to stand on two legs in that form but also unlock a more anthropomorphic form (which has the height of the body length of the quadropedal wolf) - from what I saw and experienced in my dream- and I indeed also always heard that your wolf form will be as big as your human form. But I have found a possile scientific explanation for how it could be possible that a little werewolf in human form could have a huge wolf form, so I think that your wolf form partly depends on your breed and ancestry, but that it will be what you see in your deams (or what your intuition tells you). For example a good friend of mine feels like she'll look exactly like a normal grey wolf when shifted, only with a different eye and fur color.