I tell you, Twilight has opened up a whole new world for me! And not just with the whole leach factor either, but with those who have the ability to change into another form entirely. Of course, I’m talking about Jacob Black and his whole pack of werewolves. Learning about all the werewolf legends, and traits of the wolves, throughout the books was one of my favorite parts. It’s probably why I think that New Moon is one of the best books is of the series – because it focuses largely on the werewolves and how they are formed, band together, and what’s expected of them thereafter. One thing that I found most interesting throughout the series was the fact that Jacob, and all the other wolves, had the ability to heal so quickly. Because I’m aware of Stephanie Meyer and the wide interpretation she’s open to, I wondered, do werewolves really heal that fast?
What I found was that the answer is yes. Werewolves really do heal very quickly. In fact, besides their most unstoppable size and sheer strength, this is one trait of the werewolf that does make them so powerful. Minor wounds barely even have a chance to show before they are all healed. Even more serious wounds such as a gunshot will show signs of healing over only seconds after the shot hits. Larger wounds, such as large gashes or broken bones, will heal in just a few minutes or at least in under a day. Virtually anything that happens to a werewolf won’t take that long to soon be gone as though it had never even happened.
What makes this so dangerous to their enemies is that nothing seems to slow werewolves down. Even if a human or other supernatural being can fight them for long periods of time, werewolves rarely tire, if at all. So they are much more capable to keep fighting long after they theoretically should have been out of the game. Add to this the fact that wounds that would injure another being to the point of not being able to fight anymore, are simply an annoyance that won’t be around for much longer to the wolf, and it’s easy to see why fighting a werewolf may be even more difficult than you think!
There is one wound that will stop a werewolf and cannot be repaired. Should a werwolf lose a limb, it cannot be recovered. Because of this, it’s one of the best ways that an enemy has to take down a werewolf when it seems that nothing else will stop them!