That has been a question on my mind for quite some time now – why are werewolves so angry? Most werewolves in movies, books and TV shows have a ridiculously short fuse and go from sweet and nice to pissed and growling in two seconds. And not only are they angry all the time, but that anger can even cause them to lose control and transform. It doesn’t make sense to me.
Take MTV’s Teen Wolf for example, if you have watched it then you may remember how Scott’s transformation is connected to anger – Derek made that clear very early on and Stiles proved it with his “experiments.” But why? Why would him being angry trigger the inner wolf? I understand that he has a beast inside of and losing control of your person would cause you to lose control of that inner beast. But I don’t understand why it’s always anger that does the trick, are wolves super pissy animals or something? I doubt it, they are animals ruled by instincts, not emotions. Which why I don’t understand why so many authors choose to make their werewolves overly emotional, and why the emotion is anger 99.9% of the time.
The same thing happened in Buffy the Vampire Slayer when Oz came back after learning to control his wolf. He was perfectly in control until he discovered Willow had moved on and had a new lover. He instantly lost his temper and wolfed out. Another werewolf controlled by emotions. We have also seen the same deal in the Twilight books, if Jacob or one of the others lose their temper then BAM instant werewolf.
I have read books were the werewolves work just like real wolves, they go by instinct, not emotion and behave like animals, not overly sensitive humans. Losing their temper doesn’t make them lose control of their form, only they can bring on the change. This makes sense to me, the anger thing doesn’t.
Countless authors have made their werewolves angry monsters controlled by their emotions, werewolves that lose control of their human form the second the get pissed, but none of them explain why. Why are these werewolves SO angry and why does that anger cause them to transform?
I’m going to leave it to you guys to try and figure it out, what are your theories on this? Why are werewolves almost always pissy and why does losing their temper make them lose control of their form?