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filmfann's avatar

Can a werewolf kill a vampire?

Asked by filmfann (50882points) 1 month ago

I mean as a perk of being a werewolf.
Are they immune from a vampires bite?
Is there something especially deadly (undeadly?) to vampires from a werewolf?

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Hawaii_Jake's avatar

I know vampires don’t like having their heads cut off. That usually does the trick to end their bloody trouble. A werewolf could bite off his head.

gorillapaws's avatar

No, Vampires always beat werewolves. It’s a known fact.

Jeruba's avatar

You need silver to kill a werewolf. Vampires, you can do it with a wooden stake. But if the werewolf is dragging a wooden stake around, plus hammer, requiring the vampire to lie down (in a coffin, on his native soil) and wait for it, and the vampire has silver bullets in his pistol, who’s gonna win?

Did the Lone Ranger have a secret life as a werewolf killer?

RayaHope's avatar

Not if the vampire is smart and flies away.

Jeruba's avatar

A vampire on the wing can’t carry a weapon.

canidmajor's avatar

But he can escape the werewolf!

elbanditoroso's avatar

What’s the benefit to the werewolf? I can’t imagine that the vampire would taste good.

Jeruba's avatar

@elbanditoroso, it’s the Enemy! Cowboys in a shootout and drunks in a brawl aren’t planning on feasting on one another. Pounding them is just what you do with designated enemies.

Anyway, a sated vampire would be very juicy. Raw vampire is an acquired taste, however.

@filmfann, look what you started.

kritiper's avatar

You can only kill a vampire with a silver bullet or a stake through the heart.

ragingloli's avatar

If the werewolf is educated and clever, he just has to remind the vampire, that moonlight is just reflected sunlight. Vampy will then instantly catch fire from that revelation.

Entropy's avatar

As with all fictional creatures from vampires to fairies to dragons to gods to werewolves to demons or whatever….you can write them however you like.

But I think traditional lore has it that a vampire is unkillable save specific things (beheading, sunlight, stake to heart, etc). And none of those is ‘werewolf claws/bite’. Now, if the werewolf does any of the things that any normal person can do to kill a vampire, then sure, he can ALSO do those things. But he doesn’t gain extra vampire killing claws or anything.

Now, for those fictional setting where werewolves and vampires coexist and are rivals, it usually make sense to add something like, otherwise werewolves are at rather too steep a disadvantage since the vampire retains intelligence and can always acquire and use silver weapons. But if you’re asking about generic lore, then no.

Jeruba's avatar

@Entropy, something like what?

filmfann's avatar

@kritiper You forgot exposure to sunlight. Silver bullets are for killing werewolves. source

Pandora's avatar

Vampire would win.They can disappear into the shadows quickly. Equally as strong as a wolf. Can drink and drain them of their blood in seconds. Then there is the fact that werewolves are reactionary animals. Wild. Vampires can plan the exectution to the letter. Vampires also live for hundreds of years so the older they are the better they are at attacking prey. Then there is the fact that they are already dead. They don’t need to breathe or have constant blood to live.Werewolves need food, water and air. Traditional werewolves only turn on a full moon so just kill them when they are in human form.. Vampires are always vampires.

Smashley's avatar

Werewolf has the advantage of being a regular human most of the time, which gives them the edge at daytime, during which they can seek out and stake those sleeping vamps. I expect the average werewolf as human has at least a Van Helsing level of familiarity with general demon battling.

In addition, both of these sorry cursed creatures must have an immunity to each other’s poisons. The vampire doesn’t need to avoid a bite, they can’t be turned werewolf. Likewise, the werewolf doesn’t have to worry about anything but pooping bats.

A werewolf is likely also immune to a vampire’s strongest weapon, the thrall.

They say vampires can only be killed a couple ways, but I have to imagine that being torn limb from limb, having your brain chewed and digested, would have to do it. What, do they liquify and come back together like the T1000?

Entropy's avatar

@Jeruba – Whoops, editing mistake there. I was going to say “something like that” referring to werewolf claws or bites being able to kill a vampire. Because if they can’t, a werewolf who has ‘wolfed out’ generally lacks the intelligence to employ any of the traditional vampire killing mechanisms on purpose. The wolf is just a bestial killing machine. So if you want there to be some kind of balance of power between wolves and vamps, you need to cheat a little and make this concession.

KNOWITALL's avatar

Edward and Bella showed us that a vamps head being bitten off and destroyed can kill them.

gorillapaws's avatar

@KNOWITALL That’s a dubious source if ever there was one—only slightly more credible than Buffy the Vampire Slayer…

canidmajor's avatar

Isn’t it time in this discussion to consult Herschel Walker?

cheebdragon's avatar

Can’t kill what doesn’t exist.

canidmajor's avatar

Oh, @cheebdragon, what a party pooper you are. Bah humbug.

ragingloli's avatar

Verse 1:
I’m the party pooper, and I’m here to say
I’ll ruin your fun in every single way
I’ll turn off the music and turn off the lights
I’ll make sure this party ends without a fight

Chorus:
I’m the party pooper, and I’m here to rain on your parade
I’ll make sure your fun is short-lived and your spirits fade
I’ll bring the party down, and I’ll do it with ease
I’m the party pooper, and I’ll leave you all on your knees

Verse 2:
I’ll take away the snacks and the drinks and the cake
I’ll make sure there’s nothing left to enjoy or to take
I’ll tell all your friends to leave and go home
I’ll make sure this party is over before it’s even known

Chorus:
I’m the party pooper, and I’m here to rain on your parade
I’ll make sure your fun is short-lived and your spirits fade
I’ll bring the party down, and I’ll do it with ease
I’m the party pooper, and I’ll leave you all on your knees

Bridge:
You can try to stop me, but it’s no use
I’ll put an end to this party, that’s my main excuse
I’ll make sure this night is one you’ll never forget
I’m the party pooper, and I’ll make sure you regret

Chorus:
I’m the party pooper, and I’m here to rain on your parade
I’ll make sure your fun is short-lived and your spirits fade
I’ll bring the party down, and I’ll do it with ease
I’m the party pooper, and I’ll leave you all on your knees.

tinyfaery's avatar

@gorillapaws We all know that beasties rarely have cause to fight each other. There has to be extenuating circumstances. Duh.

Blackwater_Park's avatar

So what happens when someone is bitten by both a vampire and a werewolf at the same time?

gorillapaws's avatar

@Blackwater_Park They become a Werepire, obviously..

KNOWITALL's avatar

@gorillapaws If ya’ll keep this up the old fluther vampires may show back up. Js

Forever_Free's avatar

Herschel Walker will now have ample time to do the full research on this.

mazingerz88's avatar

Guess Herschel saw the movie “Van Helsing” by Stephen Sommer’s where I think it claims only a werewolf could kill Dracula? Happy to know that in the real world, sane voters could kill a herschel-creature’s chance to transform himself into a Senator.

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