Original Appearance: Werewolf of London, Universal (1935)
Other Appearances: 1977 paperback book by “Carl Dreadstone” and the Crestwood House books.
Biography: When Wilfred Glendon goes to Tibet in search of the mariphasa plant, he is attacked and bitten by a werewolf. When he returns to London, he is approached by fellow botanist Dr. Yogami, who warns Glendon that the bite will transform him into a werewolf, although the mariphasa can be used as a temporary antidote. Glendon is able to use a blossom from the plant to stop his first transformation, but his second transformation proceeds unhindered, thanks to Yogami (the werewolf who bit Glendon in Tibet) stealing the remaining blossoms. The next time the mariphasa blooms, those blossoms are also stolen by Yogami, although Glendon slays him while in werewolf form. Glendon is about to kill his own wife, when a Glendon's uncle arrives with police and shoots him, killing the werewolf.
Powers: Similar to Larry Talbot, the Werewolf of London had greater than normal human strength and agility, with claws and fangs that could rend human flesh. He could also pass along his disease with a bite. Unlike Talbot, however, the Werewolf of London is much more vulnerable to conventional weapons.
Group Affiliation: None
Miscellaneous: Apparently, the makeup used in the Wolf Man was originally designed for the Werewolf of London, but Henry Hull (who portrayed the Werewolf) apparently objected to it, wanting a simpler makeup.
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