Lycan vs. Werewolf

The main difference between Lycan and werewolf is that Lycan can transform into wolf any time they want on the other hand humans transform into a werewolf only at the full moon and it happens without their wish.

Lycan can transform into wolves anytime they want and at any place, whereas werewolves transform into Wolf at the full moon and they do not have any control over it. Lycan human form of Wolf contrastingly werewolves are created when a Lycan or a werewolf bites them. Lycan is supposed to have supernatural powers yet he is a positive image, conversely, werewolves are considered as a negative image. Lycan is supposed to have powers due to religious strength on the flip side werewolves are thought to gain these powers due to witchcraft.

The term Lycan has been originated from Greek mythology on the other hand the term werewolf is an old English word meaning a man who has been transformed into a wolf. The physical features of both Lycan and a werewolf are almost the same but Lycan has more strength as compared to a werewolf. To kill a Lycan extreme force is required and something non-silver opposingly, werewolves can be killed by stabbing silver into their heart or skull. Lycan is more muscular contrastingly werewolf is less muscular and weak. Lycan has conscious control over his body while he transforms on the flip side werewolf cannot control his transformation and actions. Lycan is generally assumed to be more intelligent than werewolves.

Comparison chart

 LycanWerewolf
TransformationAnytime when requiredOn full moon only
CreationGeneration of human and werewolfWhen bitten by Lycan or another werewolf
Image/ perceptionPositiveNegative
Power factorReligious spiritualityWitchcraft
Term originGreek mythologyOld English
Physical strengthMoreLess
Muscular bodyPresentAbsent
KillingBy extreme force and non-silverBy stabbing silver in skull or heart.
Conscious control after transformationPresentAbsent
IntelligenceMoreLess

 What is Lycan?

Lycan is a creation of mythology and is thought to be the human form of Wolves who can transform anytime and they have their human attributes even when they are wolves. They are very vicious and bloodthirsty and are in a constant state of war with vampires for attaining a better status. They are highly confused with werewolves but they are much smarter and more intelligent as compared to werewolves. According to mythology, Lycan cannot completely transform into a werewolf because they have their human form too, so they are half-human and half-wolf.

Lycan has a very strong position and is thought to be a very positive character fighting for their blood status. They have thought to reach this form due to high religious spirituality. Lycan is more powerful and muscular and cannot easily be killed by using silver materials. They can move fast and have the ability to hunt down animals for their diet. They can heal themselves very quickly and are always ready to fight. In appearance, they are never completely wolves nor human. Their transformation needs practice and experience to get better. Adult Lycan can easily transform for many hours whereas young Lycan needs to practice transformation to gain control over itself.

Lycan is formed due to the marriage relationship between humans and werewolves as they are thought to be descended from werewolves. While experiencing strong emotions like anger and when bullied they can easily transform into Lycan. They are consciously aware of their activities and can control their emotions and they know whom to attack.

What is a werewolf?

A werewolf is a human shape-shifter that transforms into Wolf at the full moon, they are not wolves by birth and are transformed only when bitten by a Lycan or werewolf. It is a fictional character in many stories that were spread along the medieval period. When a werewolf transforms it does not have any conscious control over himself and does not remember any activities when it transforms back into a human. They have a negative connotation in mythology and have thought to get these powers by witchcraft. They are physically very strong and are unable to recognize between friend and foe so are highly deadly. They live following a mission to bite as many humans as possible and convert them to werewolves.

The concept of human transformation into wolves is very old. There have been many myths associated with how humans were able to transform themselves in a wolf. Some say that God granted powers to some people so that they were able to transform. Some people have thought to be granted this power by the devil. But whatever may be the cause of transformation they are a source of trouble and devastation for humankind. They can be killed by using a silver blade or knife by stabbing at heart or skull.

Key differences between Lycan and Werewolf

  1. Lycan can transform into wolves anytime they want and at any place, whereas werewolf transforms into Wolf at the full moon and they do not have any control over it.
  2. Lycan human form of Wolf contrastingly werewolves are created when a Lycan or a werewolf bites them.
  3. Lycan is supposed to have supernatural powers yet he is a positive image, conversely, werewolves are considered as a negative image.
  4. Lycan is supposed to have powers due to religious strength on the flip side werewolves are thought to gain these powers due to witchcraft.
  5. The term Lycan has been originated from Greek mythology on the other hand the term werewolf is an old English word meaning a man who has been transformed into a wolf.
  6. The physical features of both Lycan and a werewolf are almost the same but Lycan has more strength as compared to a werewolf.
  7. To kill a Lycan extreme force is required and something non-silver opposingly, werewolves can be killed by stabbing silver into their heart or skull.
  8. Lycan is more muscular contrastingly werewolf is less muscular and weak.
  9. Lycan has conscious control over his body while he transforms on the flip side werewolf cannot control his transformation and actions.
  10. Lycan is generally assumed to be more intelligent than werewolves.

Conclusion

Lycan and werewolf both are mythological characters and due to similarity in behavior, they are often confused. Lycan is more human after transformation whereas werewolf is not.

References

https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=lycan

https://underworld.fandom.com/wiki/Lycan