WEREWOLF (DOG SOLDIERS)
Werewolves, also called Lycanthropes, are the main antagonists of Dog Soldiers. They are Humans who transform into vicious and cunning, half-man, half-wolf-like beasts when the Moon is full.
Each month, when the full Moon rises, a werewolf will transform into a large, wolf-like humanoid. The transformation is signalled by intense pain. Upon transforming, the werewolf will apparently lose their humanity and kill without remorse, but do retain a high level of intelligence. They can suppress the transformation for a time, though it is unknown how. The werewolf will revert to Human form when the Moon fades at dawn.
It is also shown that if a person is bitten or scratched by a werewolf, they too will become one. After being wounded by the werewolf, the victim soon recovers both physically and psychologically and eventually transforms when the Moon is full.
While werewolves lose most of their humanity when in wolf form, they do retain enough intelligence to work in packs, develop complex tactics and even exhibit a basic ability to wield weapons or tools.
Werewolves, at least when in wolf form, are very difficult to kill. They have incredible healing abilities and can heal even the most grisly of wounds in a matter of hours. They are also gifted with increased senses, strength (able to lift a man off the ground using one arm) and speed, allowing them to see in the dark, smash through wood quickly, chase down a man with ease and even leap to the second story of a house.
Werewolves in wolf form are vulnerable only to dismemberment, incineration and particularly to silver. Anything made of silver seems to have a strong effect on werewolves; crippling them somehow and allowing them to be killed by regular means that would normally only slow them down. As a result, it would seem there is a magical element involved. Injuries sustained in human form will be present still after transforming.
The Werewolves encountered are members of an old Celtic family that have apparently lived in the Scottish Highlands for generations. Nothing else is known for certain regarding them, save that there are six of them including Megan, who is the newest member, taken in by the family after an encounter while she was studying zoology in the area. Megan described the family as good, kind people, but this is possibly a lie considering their cellar is full of human corpses which they apparently feed off even in human form. Megan openly despises being a part of the family and wishes to escape them.
The family are possibly murderously violent even in human form, due to allusions given by Megan.