posted on Jan, 17 2009 @ 12:26 PM
IF and I do mean IF you want to write a 'realistic' werewolf story you'll have to throw Hollywood's ideas out the window....
First off lets just say one could transform from man into wolf like creature what would be the science behind that ?
Well, okay first off it'd have to be a really large wolf like creature after wards, because it's easy to add mass then to take mass away, this
however poses a problem for once you transformed you'd be stuck in your wolf like form as you can't take away the mass you've just gained, you'd
have to gain more mass to become human looking again.
For instance, lets say you start off 5ft even, to become more wolf like you'd transform into a 10ft wolf like creature, but you can't just loose all
that muscle and bone to return to a 5ft large human, Thermal Dynamics don't work like that.
Instead you'd have to transform again into a 20ft large human, you see the problem here don't you ? Every time you transform you'd be gaining more
and more mass, doubling the height and quadrupling the weight or whatever have you.
So, taking this into account you'd transform the one time into your half man / half wolf creature and be stuck like that for the rest of your
HOWEVER, this could make an interesting story where the main character is an outcast from mans world as he is no longer a man, nor is he welcomed into
the natural world as he's not a wolf as well, as he's something in between the two.
How he becomes one should be an experiment, like he was a scientist looking into the werewolf myth and wondering if it was possible to genetically
create a werewolf using himself as a test subject.
Things of course would go south from there once he starts messing with his own DNA and the DNA of a wolf combining them together to see what would
NOW, mind you this is only a 'THEORY' I'm not saying that Werewolves are real, I'm just thinking about this from a scientific point of view for a
story that would be more 'real' then the Hollywood werewolf tales are.
Now as we know, any experiment like this will have to have side effects, naturally, you could have the change happen slowly over time, like as first
he becomes a lot stronger, faster, and so on.
He sees no ill effects right away, he still looks human, so he continues experimenting on himself, he doesn't see the danger of playing god with his
own life the way he is, until it is too late.
Once he reaches a certain point the experiment shows just what he's doing to himself, his skin starts turning a different color and he starts
sprouting hair all over, long hair, and so on.
However it is too late to turn back the wolf DNA is doing it's thing, changing him into a half wolf / half man combo creature, he's not one or the
other, he's something in between the two and like I said before it's easier to add mass then to take it away he becomes larger and larger 'till he
can't use man made objects like he could before the change.
Now this is just off the top of my head mind you, you don't have to use this for your story, but I figured if you want something more 'reality'
based then mythical based this could be a starting point.
[edit on 1/17/2009 by Woulfe]