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Old 09-25-2016, 10:08 AM
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The Wolf Packs Thread #39: Because even the movie missed a lot of the pack, we still have the books and our thoughts...

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Werewolf mythology:



-Werewolf appearance-


The wolves themselves vary in physical appearance, just like their human counterparts. “It was enormous—as tall as a horse, but thicker, much more muscular. The long muzzle grimaced, revealing a line of dagger-like incisors. A grisly snarl rolled out from between the teeth, rumbling across the clearing like a prolonged crack of thunder.”

It is also noticeable that the human boy changes significantly in areas other than height when they have become of an age to turn into a werewolf. Jacob crops his hair short, just like Sam and the others, but “The planes of his face seemed to have hardened subtly, tightened…aged. His neck and his shoulders were different, too, thicker somehow. His hands, where they gripped the window frame, looked enormous, with the tendons and veins more prominent under the russet skin.”


Uley Pack:




-Werewolf speed-


Like the vampires, werewolves are also superhuman in their ability to run.
Even in his human form, Jake seems to have developed more speed: “Then he turned and sprinted through the parking lot, across the road, and into the bordering forest. He flitted into the trees, swift and sleek as a deer.

As the wolves could catch Laurent it appears that they are even faster on their feet than the vampires are. Bella says: “I couldn’t imagine that—the wolves running faster than a vampire. When the Cullens ran, they all but turned invisible with speed.” It seems that speed is their real weapon, along with the exchange of thoughts within the pack.

Their reflexes are also immensely fast: “With stunning speed, Jacob yanked a can opener from the counter and launched it at Jared’s head. Jared’s hand flicked up faster than I would have thought possible, and he snagged the tool just before it hit his face.”







-Werewolf strength-


Their movement is in “powerful bounds” as a wolf, but also as a human there seems to be a difference in strength.

Part of the strength of a werewolf is that he (or she) is not a single entity, but part of a pack. They are stronger as a group than they would be alone. They communicate through the fact that they “hear each other’s thoughts, but only when you’re wolves” and during fights, like those we see at the end of ‘Eclipse’ they can alert each other of danger.





-Physiology-


The skin when they are in human form is “burning hot. Werewolves are clearly the polar opposites of the vampires, with their icy-cold touch and marble-like skin.
They are also able to heal very quickly physically. Injuries don’t last very long at all.

The actual transformation between human and werewolf is described in most detail in "New Moon’. Certainly the initial transformation is not an easy one. SM said - “The transformation into the wolf form is not a painful process, only disorienting and mentally uncomfortable.”

The transformation itself can happen at any time, and isn’t dependent upon a full moon. In young werewolves cases, they can change involuntarily because of lack of self-control.Werewolves are only created when there are neighbouring vampires, so that the Quileute land is always protected.

Their sense of pack-identity is strong. So much so that they are capable of hearing thoughts. Even in wolf form, they retain full control of their human minds. This means that all actions are knowing actions, although it is entirely possible for a werewolf to lose his temper and for him to be out of control as both a human and a wolf.
Werewolves were believed to be only male until the transformation of Leah Clearwater, which surprised everyone, even though “she’s a direct descendant, all right.”. The issue of imprinting is also critical as this is how the werewolf finds the one person they are destined to be with forever: “It’s not like love at first sight, really. It’s more like… gravity moves. When you see her, suddenly it’s not the earth holding you here anymore. She does. And nothing matters more than her.”
Their sense of smell has adjusted to help them identify their one enemy. It is not clear whether it is heightened in other circumstances, but they certainly know vampires from a distance and find the smell sickly sweet and repellent. Like vampires, they are also very strong; Bella breaks her hand punching Jake.


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-Becoming a Werewolf-


The history of the Quileute tribe and their connection things beyond the human is documented in ‘Eclipse’. We are told that “there has always been magic in our blood” and that they were “spirit warriors” before they became “shape-shifting” people. The tale of Taha Aki links the tribe for the first time with the wolf, as his spirit shared the body of the animal. This seems to have been the beginning of the possibility of being beyond both simple man and simple wolf.
The description of Taha Aki matches what Bella discovers about Jacob and the other werewolves. “He led the tribe for many years, for he did not age” and the genetic passing on of the ability to transform to his sons “after they had reached the age of manhood.” It is important to note, that just as Jacob and his friends are different, the wolves in the story are different too, “because they were spirit wolves and reflected the man they were inside.”

If no vampires are near then “the descendants of Taha Aki no longer became wolves when they reached manhood”. If there are one of two vampires, then “the pack stayed small.” It is noticeable that when the number of vampires increase with Victoria’s army, then “the pack has grown” so that they are able to fight.
There is a direct connection between the vampires and the wolves. If vampires were not present, then there are no need for werewolves to protect the tribe.
To change into a werewolf, it is vital to be a direct descendant of Taha Aki. People had always believed that it was a direct male descendant, but this is proven to be untrue when Leah Clearwater becomes one of the pack. There is no escape from this.

There is “no exact age” that someone becomes a werewolf. Jacob explains that “Sometimes, if you get really upset or something, that can trigger it early” and that you need to be able to control your feelings and anger to be able to phase back again. With Sam, “it took him two weeks to calm down enough to change back” because no one had anticipated it would happen to him and “he thought he’d gone insane” as a result.
The pack has one leader; an alpha male. In Bella’s time, this should be Jake because of his lineage, but he explains: “I didn’t want to be some legendary chief. I didn’t want to be part of a pack of werewolves, let alone their leader. I wouldn’t take it when Sam offered.” Sam Uley leads them instead. The alpha does control the pack: “When he tells us to do something, or not to do something—when he really means it, well, we can’t just ignore him.”
Information found at Twilight Lexicon




-Imprinting-

When a shape-shifter imprints on a specific person, he becomes unconditionally bound to her for the rest of his life. When it happens, the experience is described as being gravitationally pulled toward that person while a glowing heat fills him; the connections of everything else become severed, or simply secondary, and only the imprintee is left to matter, leaving the shape-shifter with a deep need to do anything to please and protect the person.

Imprinting occurs only after a wolf's first phasing. It can happen with anyone, regardless of previous personal feelings. It happens the first time he sees the human object of his imprinting; if the shape-shifter does not react to a human subject the first time he sees them after he phases, that means he will never imprint on that human.



Imprinting can't be forced on anyone, no matter how much the shape-shifter may want it, as shown by Jacob Black when he tried numerous times to either imprint on Bella Swan or get over her. The same goes also for Leah Clearwater, who didn't go looking around the way Jacob did, but admitted to either wanting to imprint or be imprinted on. How imprinting will be for her is currently unknown because she is the first female wolf in their tribe's history.

What would happen if a wolf is rejected by his imprintee is also unknown, though this is assumed to be virtually impossible; the imprinter is deemed to be the "perfect match" to the imprintee; he will be anything she may want or need, making rejection unlikely. Should it happen, however, the imprinter may feel unspeakable pain.

It is implied that once a shape-shifter imprints he will be able spend the rest of his life aging alongside his imprintee once he is able to quit phasing. It is also implied that should the imprintee be long-living or immortal, the imprinter will live alongside her as long as he can phase regularly. It is unknown whether shape-shifters need to stop phasing and for how long before breeding.

Information found at Twilight Wiki





-The Future of the Packs-

The Black Pack

Jacob Black: Imprinted on Renesmee Cullen. He is the first to imprint on an immortal.

Leah Clearwater: It has been suggested that Leah will eventually leave pack life and maybe go to community college.

Seth Clearwater: Of the wolves Seth will most likely remain with Jacob for eternity since he likes the Cullen's and he loves being a werewolf.

Embry Call: It has not been suggested as to Embry's future.

Quil Atera: Imprinted on Claire Young, Emily's cousin. Will most likely remain with Jacob until Claire is of age when he then gives up pack life to be with her.


The Uley Pack

Sam Uley: Imprinted on Emily Young, Leah's second cousin. Will most likely give up pack life to grow old with Emily.

Jared Cameron: Imprinted on Kim, one of Jared's classmates. Will most likely give up pack life to grow up with Kim.

Paul Lahote: Imprinted on Rachel Black, Jacob's sister. After the vampire situation was under control, he wanted to be able to give up phasing so he he could travel with Rachel.

Brady Fuller: Turned at age 13.

Collin Littlesea: Turned at age 13. Remains loyal to Sam. Has a crush on Leah but he did not imprint on her.

Information found from "The Twilight Saga: Offical Illustrated Guide and the books




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Thanks for the gifs...

And yeah, they do look really happy...
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I'm glad some of them got their happy endings.

Who knows what became of those who didn't imprint:

Seth, Leah, Embry, Collin, Brady
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I'm glad some of them got their happy endings.

Who knows what became of those who didn't imprint:

Seth, Leah, Embry, Collin, Brady
Yeah, me too...

And guess thats something we never get to see or read...
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I'm glad some of them got their happy endings.

Who knows what became of those who didn't imprint:

Seth, Leah, Embry, Collin, Brady
I thought it was explained in the books?
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Not in the regular books and it wasn't stated in the illustrated guides either.
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Not in the regular books and it wasn't stated in the illustrated guides either.
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