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Wolves in fantasy

Wolves are traditionally given the role of villains in fantasy literature; examples include J. R. R. Tolkien's White Wolves that terrorise the Shire during an exceptionally cold winter, and the Wargs that are in league with the Orcs, in addition to Maugrim of C. S. Lewis' The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.

Recently, however, wolves have increasingly been given the role of heroes in literary works. An example of this kind of portrayal is The Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander, in where there are two wolf characters in it, Brynach and Briavel, who are on the "good side" and communicate with humans.

Jane Louise Curry depicted wolves in The Wolves of Aam who prove to be heroic. In the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan, wolves are portrayed as highly intelligent animals having a strict code of honour, with whom some non-lupine characters can communicate using a visual-mental system which is the usual method of communication between wolves. In one book in the series Redwall, Brian Jacques depicted a wolf as a victim who froze to death in the winter mountains; half a season later, a fox came along and skinned him, claiming to have killed the wolf himself. In The Belgariad the two main characters, Belgarath and Belgarion are both associated with wolves as it is a preferred form that they can assume.

In the A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R. R. Martin, the main noble house of the series, the Starks, have a wolf as their family symbol and adopt a group of young wolf cubs, with each of the Stark children sharing a bond and certain characteristics with their personal cub. In the musical Crying Wolf the wolves are protagonists and the humans antagonists.

A critically acclaimed fantasy novel, The Sight by David Clement-Davies, tells the story of a white she-wolf named Larka who is destined to stop her evil aunt Morgra from using dark magic to take over the world and the afterlife.

The Pellinor saga by Alison Croggon features a pack of wolves who voluntarily serve the necromancer Inka-Reb, and depicts the faerie queen Ardina assuming the form of a wolf. Lycanthropy is also practiced by the main character Maerad, who is a descendant of Ardina.

A prowling, possessed timber wolf stalks and attacks several of the main protagonists in Stephen King's apocalyptic novel Desperation

Anthropomorphic wolves take a central role in the Frenchmarker comic book series Le Bois de Vierges, created by authors Jean Dufaux (writer) and Béatrice Tillier (artist), and published by Robert Laffont Fantastique.

Folk tale



  • Diefenbaker is a "part wolf" character from Due South
  • The short-lived American TV show Wolf Lake was set in a town which had werewolves as a majority of its prominent public authority.
  • Rose Tyler, the Bad Wolf from Doctor Who


  • The Marvel Comics G.I. Joe title featured a Timber Wolf as a pet of Joe operative Snake-Eyes.


  • The second version of the G.I. Joe figure of Snake Eyes came with a non-articulated model of Timber.

Anime and manga


  • Wolf O'Donnell of Star Wolf in the Star Fox series
  • Wolfos are a wolf-like enemy from the Legend of Zelda series. A wolf is also Link's alternate form inThe Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess.
  • Ōkami features the sun goddess Amaterasu in the form of a white wolf.
  • Wolf, a game by Sanctuary Woods.
  • Shining Force has a race called the Wolfling, which is an anthropomorphic wolf. Many of its series feature them as allies. Feda: Emblem of Justice, an SNES game that has roots from Shining Force, has a wolfling named Ain McDougal as one of the two main characters.
  • Legend of Mana features an ally named Larc, a dead wolf warrior resurrected to serve the underworld king.
  • Legend of Mana also features an "enemy" named Sierra, Larc's sister, a wolf guardian serving one of the Dragons.
  • Shadow Hearts 2 has Blanca, a white wolf as one of the early party members and has a special Wolf Bout mini-game.
  • Wizardry 8 lets the player use Rawuffs, anthropomorphic wolves, as party members.
  • Breath of Fire contains a clan of anthropomorphic wolves called the Forest Clan. Members of this clan appear in both 1&2, as does Bo, one of the eight heroes in the first segment of the series who fights using archery.
  • The Werewolves of Millers Hollow is a game that takes place in a small village which is haunted by werewolves. Each player is secretly assigned a role - Werewolf, Villager, or special character such as The Captain, The Hunter, the Witch, the Little Girl, The Seer and so on... There is also a Moderator player who controls the flow of the game. The game alternates between night and day phases. At night, the Werewolves secretly choose a Villager to kill. During the day, the Villager who was killed is revealed and is out of the game. The remaining Villagers (normal and special villagers alike) then vote on the player they suspect is a Werewolf helped (or hindered) by the clues the special characters add to the general deliberation. That player reveals his/her role and is out of the game. Werewolf is a social game that requires no equipment to play, and can accommodate almost any large group of players.
  • Vanguard: Saga of Heroes a high-fantasy themed MMORPG which contains an in game, playable race of anthropomorphic wolves.
  • In Soulcalibur IV, the wolf is the guardian animal of the fictional Wolfkrone Kingdom. Hildegard von Krone, the princess of the kingdom, wears wolf-adorned armor in battle.
  • Final Fantasy VII Advent Children features protagonist Cloud Strife wearing a wolf motif. The wolf is meant to represent his fallen friend Zack Fair, whom he models his life after, and who appears throughout the movie represented by a wolf as watching out for Cloud.
  • In Mortal Kombat Trilogy, Nightwolf changes into a wolf
  • The pen and paper RPG by White Wolf, Werewolf: The Apocalypse, was a series about a race of werewolves, called the Garou, that could shift between human, crinos and wolf forum. The story lines also included regular wolves.
  • The Warcraft series by Blizzard Entertainment has prominently contained Orc's riding on the back of wolves, Shamans that can turn into ghost wolves as well as summoning spirit wolves, and introduced a playable, half human half wolf, race called the Worgen.


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