List of fictional wolves

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This is a list of wolves in fiction, including normal wolves and anthropomorphic wolf characters. For werewolf characters see werewolf fiction.

Literature[edit]

Character Source Author Notes
Aragh / Aargh The Dragon and the George Gordon R. Dickson A medieval English wolf
Akela The Jungle Book Rudyard Kipling Wise leader of the wolf pack
Baree Baree, Son of Kazan James Oliver Curwood
Beja, Mathias, Tierney and Murdock The Nocturne Jordan Scott (novelist) Magical Wolves.
Brokefang and Frostfur Wolf-Speaker Tamora Pierce Leaders of the wolf pack
Brynach and Briavel The Chronicles of Prydain Lloyd Alexander
Canim Codex Alera Jim Butcher A race of anthropomorphic wolves
Direwolves A Song of Ice and Fire George R. R. Martin
Faolan Wolves of the Beyond Kathryn Lasky A cursed wolf that had been set out to die but reaches great success with other wolves by his side
Fell Fell David Clement-Davies
Greycub The Cry of the Wolf Melvin Burgess The last wolf in England, raised by humans, pursued by the Hunter
Huttser and Palla The Sight David Clement-Davies
Kazan Kazan James Oliver Curwood
Ladybird Wolf Memoirs Gordon Ebenezer Gourd A wolf in Yellowstone
Larka The Sight David Clement-Davies
Marta Wolf: The Journey Home Asta Bowen The alpha female of the wolf pack.
Maugrim The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe C.S. Lewis Chief of the White Witch's Secret Police.
Nashoga Nashoga: Book 1 of the Redstone Series Rebecca Weinstein Alpha male of the Redstone Pack.
Nighteyes The Farseer Trilogy Robin Hobb
Nitka Shasta of the Wolves Olaf Baker
Runt Runt Marion Dane Bauer The runt of King and Silver's litter of four cubs and a black pup with a white star on his chest. Nicknamed Singer due to his howling.
White Fang White Fang Jack London He is three-quarters wolf and one-quarter dog. He is born wild but is raised by Grey Beaver and leads a difficult life until he is adopted and trained to become a fighting dog.
White Wolf Flight of the White Wolf Mel Ellis
Wolf A Legend of Wolf Song George Stone The protagonist, Wolf, is "a solitary advocate of singing [howling] -- a practice considered by others of his species as perverted and to be punished... But Wolf, inspired by mystic visions of the 'Great Dire Wolf,' knows that singing is the pure release of the wolf soul. On his mission to save his kind from the destruction of spiritual freedom, he picks up an elderly friend, a mate, and ... sires a growing tribe of free singing wolves" by defeating a dictatorial wolf called Rufus.[1]
(Nameless she-wolf) The Crossing Cormac McCarthy The first sojourn details a series of hunting expeditions conducted by Billy, his father and to a lesser extent, Billy's brother Boyd. They are attempting to locate and trap a pregnant female wolf which has been preying on cattle in the area of the family homestead. When Billy finally catches the animal, he harnesses her and, instead of killing her, determines to return it to the mountains of Mexico where he believes her original home is located. He develops a deep affection for and bond with the wolf, risking his life to save her on more than one occasion.

Folk tale[edit]

Film[edit]

Character Source Notes
Alpha wolf The Grey
George and Angeline Never Cry Wolf (1983) A biologist studying arctic fauna comes into close contact with a pack of wolves. Based on Farley Mowat's book.
Kävik Kävik the Wolf Dog
Lobo The Legend of Lobo
Two Socks Dances with Wolves Friend of John J. Dunbar
Wolf 300 Pitted against the adolescent Leonidas as he went through the wilderness in the Agoge
Ame and Yuki Wolf Children
Sebastian Zookeeper (film) An alpha wolf of Franklin Park Zoo.

Comics and Manga[edit]

Character Source Notes
Devil The Phantom A trained wolf
Florence Ambrose Freefall.[2] A bio-engineered wolf
Alberto Lupo Alberto A blue wolf who is a resident of the McKenzie farm. Alberto pursues his relationship with Martha, whilst being antagonised by the sheepdog Moses.
Timber Wolf G.I. Joe A pet of Joe operative Snake Eyes
Lufsig The Princess and the Happiness
Kiba, Tsume, Toboe, Blue, Hige and others Wolf's Rain The last wolves to live on the earth after humans have long since rendered earth inhabitable.

Television[edit]

Character Source Notes
Dire wolves Game of Thrones The sigil of House Stark

Animation[edit]

Character Source Notes
Aleu Balto II: Wolf Quest Balto and Jenna's wolfish daughter.
Balto Balto (film) The wolf-dog hybrid, the main protagonist of the film Balto.
Classified Penguins of Madagascar The team leader of the North Wind.
Chitti and Poppo Ken the Wolf Boy Twins
Ding-a-Ling Wolf Huckleberry Hound Ding-A-Ling is the younger sidekick to Hokey Wolf who always accompanies him throughout each misadventure. He is usually eager to follow in Hokey's ambitious con-artist footsteps, but often reconsiders the plans Hokey will come up with in many situations.
Hokey Wolf Huckleberry Hound Hokey Wolf is the smooth-talking title character throughout each cartoon. His main hobby in life was to outsmart and coax the clueless out of free meals or places to stay, much of which he seemed to do so with ease, despite possible consequences later on.
Holo Spice and Wolf A Wolf Harvest Deity
Humphrey & Kate Alpha and Omega The two main protagonists who journeyed their way back home in Jasper National Park, Canada from Idaho before the two wolf packs fight over their territory and food.
Kiba Wolf's Rain An Arctic wolf who is dedicated solely to finding the Paradise and the Lunar Flower for opening the way to it.
Koga Inuyasha The young leader of the eastern yōkai-wolf tribe, aged fifteen, who was nearly wiped out by Kagura and Naraku.
Loopy De Loop Loopy De Loop A gentleman wolf who mangled the English language in his bid to converse in a bad French-Canadian accent. Though he was always kind and helpful, his exploits usually got him arrested, beaten up, or chased out of town by those he helped, all for no other reason than the prejudice of being a wolf.[3] The series, distributed to theatres by Columbia Pictures, ran in theaters from November 5, 1959 (1959-11-05) to June 17, 1965 (1965-06-17).
Moro Princess Mononoke The Goddess of Wolves.
Ralph Wolf Looney Tunes Co-stars with Sam Sheepdog. Almost identical in appearance to Wile E. Coyote.
Riff Raff Underdog Gangster a nemesis underdog.
Scar Snout The Rugrats Movie
Sajin Komamura Bleach An anthropomorphic wolf. Captain of the 7th Division
Stinky, Claudette & Runt Alpha and Omega 2: A Howl-iday Adventure Kate & Humphrey's three wolf cubs.
Uruno Damekko Dōbutsu A wolf who has the personality of a shy rabbit.
Walter Wolf Animaniacs Slappy Squirrel's enemy.
Wilford Wolf Animaniacs A nerdy wolf who turns into a hunk on a full moon night. He has a huge crush on Minerva Mink.
Wolf Boss Kung Fu Panda 2 Shen's most loyal and trusted servant and the leader of the wolf pack.
Wor Ringing Bell Called the "Wolf King" in the English dub
Yatsufusa Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East

Video games[edit]

Canine Origin System(s) Notes
Amaterasu Ōkami PS2 · Wii · PS3 · PSN Japanese Sun-goddess in the form of a white wolf, not given a specific gender in the North American version of the game.[4]
Bill Grey Star Fox 64 N64 Trained at the Cornerian Flight Academy with Fox McCloud, elected commander of the Husky and Bulldog squadrons of Corneria.
Blanca Shadow Hearts 2 PS2 A white wolf as one of the early party members and has a special Wolf Bout mini-game.
Blizzard Wolfang Mega Man X6 PlayStation Robotic wolf. A boss character fought in a North Pole area.
Bruce Animal Boxing Nintendo DS Male blue-furred wolf boxer.[5]
Cami Animal Boxing Nintendo DS Female white wolf boxer.[6]
Chibiterasu Ōkamiden Nintendo DS A white wolf, son of Amaterasu from Ōkami.[7]
Diamond Dog (DD) "Metal Gear Solid: The Phantom Pain" Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 Adopted wolf companion of Big Boss (Venom Snake). Has differing abilties dependant on the gear worn. Stealthy and deadly.
Duga Shining Force EXA PlayStation 2 Blue-furred warrior of the Wolfling race who joins the player's party and fights with close combat weapons.
Fenri Lunaedge Mega Man Zero 4 Game Boy Advance Robotic wolf antagonist and member of the Einherjar Eight Warriors.[8]
Grey Animal Boxing Nintendo DS Male grey wolf boxer.
Hugo Bloody Roar PlayStation, PlayStation 2
Hutch Animal Boxing NDS · DSiWare Male white wolf boxer.
Jon Talbain Darkstalkers
Larc Legend of Mana PlayStation · PSN A dead wolf warrior resurrected to serve the underworld king
Luceid Wild Arms PlayStation The Guardian of Desire; member of a group of spirit beings that embody a particular aspect of the world.[9]
Sabre Wulf Sabre Wulf GBA An evil wolf with a penchant for kleptomania, Sabre Wulf steals everything and anything in sight to add it to his hoard. Previously seen in the ZX Spectrum 1984 video game.
Shikuru Samurai Shodown III Arcade, PlayStation, Saturn Companion of Nakoruru while in her "Bust" fighting style.[10] Later becomes the partner of Rera in Samurai Shodown V.[11]
Shiro Suikoden 2 PlayStation Kinnison's pet wolf who joins at the same time as him.
Sierra Legend of Mana PlayStation · PSN Larc's sister, a wolf guardian serving one of the Dragons
Sif Dark Souls PlayStation 3 · Xbox 360 · Microsoft Windows Known as "Great Grey Wolf Sif" in game.
Terra Legend of Legaia PlayStation Noa hers wolves think friends trouble
Thane Armello Windows · Mac · Linux · iOS Warrior and chosen hero of the Wolf Clan.[12]
Wolf Mega Man Star Force Nintendo DS Alien wolf made of electromagnetic particles. Can fuse with his master, a human named Damian Wolfe, to become "Wolf Woods".[Note 1][13]
Wolfen Kya: Dark Lineage Playstation 2 Vicious anthropomorphic wolf creatures known as Wolfen, various forms of Wolfen appear as the main enemy to the heroine Kya. They are the henchmen of the main villain Brazul and were transformed from another race by one of Brazul's machines. If Kya defeats a Wolfen, she can use a special magic to return them to their original forms.
Wolf Link The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess GameCube, Wii Cursed transformation of Link
Wolf O'Donnell Star Fox 64 N64 Leader of the Star Wolf team and rival to Fox McCloud
Wolf villagers Animal Crossing GameCube Species type that includes several characters who may inhabit the player's town.
Zylo[Note 2] Shining Force Sega Genesis White-furred member of the Wolfling race who joins the player's party.[14]

Music[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Anonymous (April 1, 1975). "A Legend of Wolf Song". Kirkus Reviews. ISBN 978-0-448-11879-6. 
  2. ^ http://freefall.purrsia.com/
  3. ^ "The Cartoon Scrapbook".  Loopy De Loop Profile
  4. ^ "Okami HD". Capcom. Retrieved April 20, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Animal Boxing Gammick Entertainment". Gammick Entertainment. Retrieved April 22, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Animal Boxing". Gammick Entertainment. Retrieved April 22, 2014. 
  7. ^ "CAPCOM:大神伝~小さき太陽~" (in Japanese). Capcom. Retrieved April 20, 2014. 
  8. ^ "ROCKMAN ZERO 4" (in Japanese). Capcom. Retrieved April 20, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Boss • Wild Arms • Lost-Fantasy RPG" (in French). Lost-Fantasy RPG. Retrieved April 21, 2014. 
  10. ^ "SERIES TITLES:SAMURAI SHODOWN OFFICIAL WEBSITE". Samurai Shodown Official. Retrieved April 21, 2014. 
  11. ^ "RERA:SAMURAI SHODOWN OFFICIAL". Samurai Shodown Official. Retrieved April 21, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Armello". Armello.com. Retrieved April 15, 2014. 
  13. ^ "CAPCOM:ROCKMAN 新シリーズ / 流星のロックマン" (in Japanese). Capcom. Retrieved April 20, 2014. 
  14. ^ "The Ultimate Shining Force Guide". The Ultimate Shining Force Guide. Retrieved April 21, 2014. 
Notes
  1. ^ "Wolf Forest" (ウルフ・フォレスト) in the original Japanese version.
  2. ^ "Zappa" (ザッパ) in the original Japanese version.