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Basic Trope: The traits of werewolves vary heavily from work to work.

  • Straight: When Maxine turns into a werewolf, she gains fire manipulation powers.
  • Exaggerated: Becoming a werewolf grants Maxine power over fire, the ability to teleport and read minds, stretchable arms, and a knack for picking locks.
  • Justified: There are actually many different forms of lycanthropy, and the term "werewolf" is just a catch-all for the lot of them.
  • Inverted: Maxine is a wolf to begin with. Being bitten by a werewolf causes her to change into a human on a full moon.
  • Subverted: At first Maxine's fire powers seem to have come from her werewolf form, but then she remembers she was a fire mage before she became a lycanthrope.
  • Double Subverted: ...But she wasn't a highly skilled fire mage, and couldn't control fire to as high a degree as she's doing now. Seems her new form is powering her up somehow.
  • Parodied: Maxine is bit by a werewolf. She gets rabies and dies - the story is about how God Is Evil.
    • Alternatively, instead of turning into a werewolf, she turns into a were-poodle.
  • Deconstructed: Maxine sees a doctor for a lycanthropy cure, but the heavy variation among types of werewolf makes it nearly impossible for the doctor to diagnose her accurately, let alone cure her.
  • Reconstructed: Doctors have been studying lycanthropes for years, and have developed a list of all the various types of werewolf. Maxine's type of lycanthropy is matched up with one on the list and a cure is easily found.
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: All werewolves are the same.
    • The werewolves in the work have powers expected from folklore and nothing more.
    • Werewolves don't exist.
  • Enforced: There is more than one werewolf movie coming out that year, and the writers want to distinguish their story from the competition.
  • Lampshaded: "Okay, what? Being a werewolf gets me THIS? That doesn't even make any #@&*$ing sense."
  • Invoked: ???
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: A werewolf acts like a spirit guide lover-of-nature druid sort after transforming, then once it's convinced the humans that Their Werewolves Are Different, it tears them to shreds and feasts on their flesh, taking advantage of the surprise.
  • Discussed: "I can understand being able to command wolves, but how did you get pyrokinesis?"
  • Conversed: ???

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