Werewolves and Vampire relationship? : teslore
Mar 17, We've all read it in books and seen it in movies and on TV, that bitter rivalry between vampires and werewolves, the intense hatred the two. The reason the same term was end up using for two creatures, which were very different, was because they were connected. But not in a sense. In most modern literature and media it would seem a common theme is werewolves against vampires. I was wondering if that holds true in TES.
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Why do these two supernatural entities hate each other so much? Why are writers constantly pitting them against each other?
Out of all the books and movies I have read and seen the only one to explain it is Underworld. The werewolves hate the vampires because the vamps forced them into slavery, which triggered a war that lasted centuries.
Eventually neither side remembers what started it all, but they are so far into it that the hatred is fused into their minds.
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That is just one explanation, most other writers have yet to give any reason for the animosity, but I have a few theories: It could simply be a competition of sorts, a sense of pride of who you are. Take the rivalry between sports teams or countries for example — they go against each other because they think they are the best. They dislike one another because they think that they are far superior, and because of that, a challenge is born and each side rises to the occasion, ready to prove to the other that they are the greatest.
Vampires and werewolves are the same, each side thinks that they are the superior race, and they feel the need to go against each other to prove it.The Love of a Vampire and a Werewolf 3 -- A Gachaverse Mini Movie
In Twilight the Quileute "werewolves" are actually more "shape-shifters" that came upon the ability genetically, completely independent of their encountering vampires. The hatred is mostly on the part of the werewolves towards the vampires due to their first encounter with a vampire; the vampires usually could care less until they have the pack nipping at their heels. Real "Children of the Moon" also exist, but they are little more than a throwaway mention in the last chapters of Breaking Dawn, to differentiate the Quileutes from the vampires' ancient enemy.
True Blood makes werewolves relatives of "shifters", along with were-panthers, were-tigers etc all under the general heading of "two-natured" beings.
Being a "were-something" is mostly genetic, and the books and HBO series apparently disagree on whether it's possible to become one or something like it by being bitten; the book says it's possible, but one bite won't do it, while the HBO series had it fail to work in the same situation.
Being a shifter is purely genetic; you can't become one by being bitten, and apparently it is a dominant trait the two children of Maudette Pickens with her non-shifter husband, including Sam Merlotte, are both shifters. There's a low-lying antagonism between vampires and all two-natured, but they're not sworn enemies.
Vampire Diaries apparently hasn't gone too deep into werewolves YET other than that they exist and vampires fear them because they're actually a match for them, kind of like in Twilightand I don't follow the show, so I can't speak too much for it.
All of this more recent fiction about vampires and werewolves is mostly along the lines of "wouldn't it be cool if That's ALL pretty recent; as recently as the early s, even the rumor that someone was either of these things was cause for a lynch mob.