2plus2equalsFiSh (considermecrazy) wrote in the10thkingdom,
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'Kay...so this is just random geek speculations but...

 I was discussing this with a friend whom I introduced the greatness that is The Tenth Kingdom for the first time. ( We saw the whole thing in one sitting. She loved it.) It's something that has always bothered me...what with the fact that a sequel would have likely clarified but...you k'now how that went. Anyway, what I'm talking about is the fact that Wolf calls himself a "half-wolf" WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? We know that's he's a friggin' werewolf but calling himself "half wolf" raises so many questions. My friend and I were debating and then I found this:

The half-wolves of The Tenth Kingdom. Although only one example is extant in the series, Wolf, judging by him the half-wolves are hereditary Wolf Men with heightened senses who live in packs (we never see any so don't know about the existence of alphas, though they're highly likely) and do not seem to be vulnerable to silver. They change only on the three nights of the full moon, and while changed have no control over their actions and no memory of what they have done. They also seem to be afflicted by the 'take on lupine mannerisms and characteristics' aspect of this trope, since Wolf is constantly scratching at his temple, whines and whimpers and growls, nuzzles Virginia, and scrapes the ground with his feet to cover his tracks—although this may merely be a product of actor Scott Cohen's enthusiastic character immersion.
  • What makes the half-wolves interesting is the twists: they always possess tails, even in human form, which change size with the time of the month and apparently act as erogenous zones, and explicit reference is made to the female cycle by how Wolf starts gaining PMS-like symptoms as the full moon approaches and, when fighting the change, ends up with...cramps.
  • Still more interestingly, it is never truly explained what the term 'half-wolf' actually means. Are they the literal product of a coupling between a full wolf and a human, and this is what grants them their ability to change forms? Or is it merely a euphemism for werewolf, which could be considered a half-wolf because they can also appear as humans? Or is it even possible, taking into account the prejudice against them in the Kingdoms, that the term is meant to be parallel to mulattos, quadroons, and octaroons in the real world—so if a half-wolf had a child with a human, their offspring would be a quarter-wolf, and so on?


I found that on tvtropes...(Not so sure if the pack thing applies considering that Wolf says something like , 'it's a lonely life for half-wolves' when speaking to that gypsy kid but that just may be for "half-wolves" not full ones...or something...my brain hurts...anyhoo...it doesn't help that on the special features of the DVD there are character descriptions including information not mentioned in the miniseries/movie/whatever and it says that Wolf is actually a sort of grandkid of the original Red Riding Hood's...that because of this he has had to deal with hardship on both the humans' side and the wolves'...WTH? I know that a sequel was going to be made that would have delved into that but, it just SUCKS so MUCH!
WHY?
Because I want to know the details SO much.

TO CLARIFY:
I mean, when he says half wolf does he mean..."the literal product of a coupling between a full wolf and a human, and this is what grants them their ability to change forms? Or is it merely a euphemism for werewolf, which could be considered a half-wolf because they can also appear as humans? Or is it even possible, taking into account the prejudice against them in the Kingdoms, that the term is meant to be parallel to mulattos, quadroons, and octaroons in the real world—so if a half-wolf had a child with a human, their offspring would be a quarter-wolf, and so on?"



And then the idea that Simon Moore said that Wolf transforms into a "Dire Wolf" —a wolf, but either much bigger, or far more muscular, often with long, rather un-lupine claws, and a grizzly-bear physique
...but you don't get to see any of that due to money shortages.

That would be SO cool if we could have see it.

Damn.






What do you guys think?

I just HAVE to hear your opinions on this one.


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