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This subject contains information from the Expanded Cthulhu Mythos, and not based on H.P. Lovecraft's works directly. Werewolves are part of the mythology and folklore of several of mankind's cultures. They are part of the Mythos in both the Call of Cthulhu RPG and Marvel Comics. Chaosium first made werewolves part of the Mythos in 2007 when they were added to the Malleus Monstrorum sourcebook, and though supernatural are neither creations of the Mythos deities nor are they aligned with them in any way.

Call of Cthulhu RPG[]

Werewolves are humans which take a partly lupine humanoid form or a full wolf form. An individual may be cursed, turning into a werewolf at the full moon and perhaps be unaware of the curse. Persons may be able to control the metamorphoses and even glory in the transformation. They propagate the species through the saliva by biting. Werewolves are able to regenerate but can only be killed by silver weapons and fire.

Marvel Comics[]

Werewolves can be created by either mystical means or science. A few werewolves were turned into lupine humanoids by gods or demons, the vast majority are tied one way or another to the Elder God Chthon. Whom were either created by use of his magic or cursed by the Darkhold.

Mystical Werewolves[]

Werewolves were created in 18,000 BC by aliens in the Savage Land using a combination of science and Chthon's magic. Within the Darkhold is also a curse to turn humans into werewolves. Beings with regenerative healing and superhuman strength, reflexes, speed, agility, stamina, durability, and senses. Their transformations controlled by the phases of the moon which also influences how feral they become.

Artificial Werewolves[]

Science has been used to create werewolves, the most well known by the supervillain Nightshade. Who created a drug that turns humans into werewolves, in one case turning the population of a whole city (Starkesboro) into werewolves. Being artificially created werewolves they do not possess the weaknesses of the mystical type.