If there are two mythical creatures that are considered as the “people’s favourite” then one can only think of vampires and werewolves. They’ve always been around, lurking in the back of everyone’s mind and have gained much fame recently (with the book, movies and TV shows based on them). However, even between the two, vampires are much more famous than werewolves. Here’s why:
Werewolves, both male and female, are good looking but they don’t hold a matchstick to the flame that’s the pale skinned, beautiful and absolutely breath-taking physical presence of vampires. I mean, leaving aside prejudices, who would you call physically more attractive- Edward Cullen or Jack Black?
We humans are fickle beings. We want to endure, live forever at any cost. Now, though werewolves have extensive lifespans they aren’t exactly immortal while vampires are (if they avoid stakes, sunlight, etc.). Naturally, we’d rather be vampires than werewolves.
Both can be savage, agreed. However, when in the wolf form, werewolves completely lose it. There’s not much rational thinking involved (according to most tales, werewolves are mindless in their wolf form). On the other hand, vampires are savage but intelligent about it. They’re cunning, sneaky and always in control of their supernatural powers.
Ever watched a werewolf transform from his man to wolf form? Doesn’t it look painful – the snarling, the bone transformation, all the fur sprouting… and, of course, the enlargement in size. Physically daunting, isn’t it? Vampires remain physically unchanged except for the fact that their fangs extend. They’ve got the better deal, right?
The conversion of a human to vampire is painful (of course) but is often portrayed as being an act of love and is erotic. But, werewolves are either born that way or humans are bitten. The physical transformation from human to werewolves is painful, violent and not appealing (to say the least).
Werewolves have been “cursed” to that life. Sure, some myths say the same about vampires. But generally, the curse is more associated with werewolves. No matter how broad minded we are, no one wants to be cursed. So, we prefer vampires.
Intelligent, cunning, physically beautiful are all very enticing characteristics. Of course, all this adds to the sex appeal of vampire (both male and female). Werewolves, though sexy in their human forms, can’t claim the same when they’re wolves.
Unlike the popular belief that werewolves can transform at will (an idea that’s popularised by the media), werewolves come into their powers only once a month, during the full moon night. Of course, they do have heightened senses and strength otherwise. However, vampires are always in touch with their superpowers – the speed, strength, etc. There are no conditions where they’ll lose their powers unless faced with sunlight or garlic (maybe). Now, that’s cooler, isn’t it?
Vampires are laid back, totally chill and the perfect party animals. Werewolves aren’t quite the same. Is there anything more to say here?
The last decade or so has seen a tremendous increase in the number of books, movies and TV shows on both vampires and werewolves. However, there’s no werewolf equivalent to Edward, Damon and Stefan, is there? Sure, the wolves from Teen Wolf are appealing but no, not like the vampires!