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In popular culture and myth, a wolfwere or reverse werewolf is the opposite of a werewolf; as a werewolf is a man that transforms into a wolf or a hybrid man-wolf form, a wolfwere is a wolf that transforms into a man or a hybrid form. The term "wolfwere" originates in the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game, but the general concept is not unique to that game.

In popular culture[edit]

  • In Werewolf: The Apocalypse, the Lupus breed of Garou (werewolves) are similar creatures. They are born from the union of a werewolf and a wolf. They are born as ordinary wolves, and will eventually go through a change in which they gain human intelligence and the ability to shapeshift from wolf to human and various states in between. This concept was scrapped when Werewolf: The Apocalypse was ended and replaced with Werewolf: The Forsaken, a similar game with a new setting and new rules.
  • The character of Brother Lupin in the Discworld novel Reaper Man is also a wolf who transforms into a human, although the book refers to him as a "wereman".
  • In the Jim Butcher novel "Fool Moon", the character Tera West, is revealed at the end of the book to be a female wolfwere.
  • In the Peter David novella Howling Mad, the main character is a wolf, who after being bitten by a werewolf, is able to transform into a human.
  • In the anime series Wolf's Rain, the central characters are wolves who can assume human shape.

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