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commonly mistaken as a werewolf, the Lycan is a more advanced species that, unlike the werewolf, can for the most part control their transformations. A werewolf can only change under the full moon, and cannot control that. The same can be said for lycans, however they are also able to transform at any given time, wether under a full moon or not, should the need arise.
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A word derived from lycanthropy. It refers to a what has commonly become known as a werewolf. The werewolves in the movie Underworld were known as lycans.
He could not contain the lycan inside him; when the full moon rose, he was transformed.
by andrax June 18, 2005
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A lycan is NOT a werewolf. The difference between them is that a lycan can transform into a (bigger version) of a wolf when ever it gets the impluse to, it is stronger and usually stays with a pack, of course there have been rare cases when they go off on their own. A werewolf transforms into this stupid half human/wolf thing, unwillingly on a full moon.
lycans are better than werewolves...=
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Short for lycanthrope, a lycan is often mistaken for a werewolf. A lycan has the ability to turn into a wolf, or any type of dog. A lycan's usual appearance is a human's body and a wolf head.
Although most of them didn't trust the lycan, Callie's saw something in Eleanor that she knew no one else did.
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Half werewolf half vampire. Basically the most badass of all mutations.
Holy crap that girls face is so broken, she looks like a Lycan!
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A lycan comes from the species of werewolf. They can not shift into a wolf,because they are more in tune with their human side. Lycans are half werewolf and half human. They can grow teeth,claws, have excellent eyesight,and heal like werewolves do. They do not shift into a wolf.

For ex: The dad was a werewolf and the mom was a human
Abby tried to shrink away from the angry werewolves around her,because she was a Lycan they never let her hunt.
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