Wolves are a staple of the fantasy genre.
They come in many shapes and sizes, and they typically add interesting and unique elements to a story.
Some fantasy wolves are shapeshifters, others are werewolves, while others are just simple wolves.
Some have special powers, but that is not always the case.
No matter what kind of wolf you are reading about or viewing on the big screen in the fantasy genre, you know that it could be part of an exciting story.
If you have come looking for fan art of fantasy wolves, you are in the right place. Keep reading to learn more about some of the most famous, terrifying, and attractive wolves in the fantasy genre.
Lupin from Harry Potter
The first fantasy wolf for us to learn about is perhaps not the most famous or well known, but he is certainly an important character in the world of Harry Potter.
On the surface, Remus Lupin appears to be a typical wizard, but he harbors a deep secret.
Each month during the full moon, Lupin is unable to control himself and he turns into a werewolf.
This trait gave him the nickname of Moony from his close friends and classmates during his youth.
Lupin was not born a werewolf, he received a bite at a young age, and there was nothing that could be done to cure him.
It is something that he has dealt with for nearly his entire life, and it is something that cannot be completely cured.
Luckily for Lupin, a potion that is in development can help him keep his wits about him during each full moon.
Though he will still transform into a werewolf, he will be aware of who he is and be able to avoid harming anyone.
This potion came in handy when Lupin became a professor at Hogwarts School.
He was able to be around students without hurting anyone, and most of them weren’t even aware of his condition.
In the world of Harry Potter, there are very few werewolves that we are aware of.
The lore surrounding werewolves is not positive.
It is entirely terrifying.
Anyone who is found to be a werewolf is often socially exiled.
However, Lupin is a well known “good guy” in the wizarding world, which proves that not all werewolves are evil.
Greyback from Harry Potter
The other side of the coin when it comes to werewolves in the world of Harry Potter is Fenrir Greyback.
This is a werewolf who is certainly evil.
In fact, he is the one who infected Remus Lupin in his youth.
Greyback had the goal to infect as many witches and wizards as possible and create a werewolf army.
He bites them while they are young and then attempts to raise them away from their parents and teach them to hate normal witches and wizards.
This obviously did not work in Lupin’s case.
Greyback is the most famous werewolf in the wizarding world, perhaps because of all those he bites, but also because of his alliance with Lord Voldemort.
Greyback is definitely an evil werewolf, one whose only goal is to cause harm and destruction to those around him.
Maugrim from The Chronicles of Narnia
Next up on our journey through fantasy wolves is Maugrim from The Chronicles of Narnia.
Maugrim is neither werewolf nor shapeshifter.
He is simply a talking wolf.
Maugrim is one of the White Witch’s most loyal servants, and he is known for being incredibly cruel.
The White Witch enlisted the service of wolves due to their size and their agility even in deep snow.
Maugrim is no exception to this. He is quick and light on his feet and he is incredibly fast.
He has an impeccable sense of smell and he is able to track many different people all across Narnia, a skill that the White Witch uses to her advantage on more than one occasion.
Maugrim may not be the biggest or the most fearsome wolf on this list, but he is certainly a fantasy wolf to be aware of.
Jacob Black from Twilight
If you were a teen in the early 2000’s, you are certainly aware of our next fantasy wolf.
Jacob Black is the leading werewolf in the Twilight Saga and he is one part of the main love triangle in the series.
Jacob is a shapeshifter, meaning he can move between his human and wolf form at will.
The wolves in Twilight are known for being absolutely massive.
There are many werewolves throughout the series, and Jacob is often on the smaller end.
These wolves are closer to the size of a horse, but they are much more dense and strong.
Their size along with their razor sharp teeth makes them a frightening sight, to be sure.
In Twilight, the young men and women of the tribe shift into their wolf form for the first time around age 16.
Their size is reflected in both their human form and their wolf form.
These teens are much larger than their peers both in height and in strength.
Despite Jacob’s monstrous size, he is mostly harmless, at least when it comes to Bella.
He is a fierce and loyal protector of her, and he is an excellent friend when she seems to have no one else around.
He is a wolf who may just be a big teddy bear deep down.
Tamlin from A Court of Thorns and Roses
The final fantasy wolf for us to learn about is actually not a wolf at all, but rather a faerie who takes the shape of a wolf, at least partially.
Tamlin is a shapeshifter who is able to take many different forms.
When the reader first meets him in A Court of Thorns and Roses, he is in his most fearsome state.
He has the body of a bear, the head of a wolf, and the horns of an elk.
This form was used to intimidate and terrify Feyre as he brought her to Prythian.
There is much to be said about Tamlin, but one thing is for sure: he is not a typical wolf.
He often takes the shape of an incredibly handsome man who wears a mask that hides most of his face.
He has long golden hair which is a defining feature of his.
Tamlin is able to use magic to shift between his various forms, making him a dangerous and fascinating character.
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