Anger Management Werewolf
Liam is a born wolf who was originally diagnosed with I.E.D. After trashing his Coach's car he was expelled from school. While learning to control his temper he was homeschooled and discovered he learned much faster without distractions. After he was found and trained by the Beacon Hills Pack, he was accepted to college several years early.
Liam has come a long way since he originally became a werewolf, and his personality has also changed. He's still the same cocky, and some may say adorkable, pup he has always been, only now there is a lot more patience to him. He rarely loses control and typically only gets angry with good reason. Given a choice he'll always revert to being the fun-loving slightly smug pup he has always been, but if the need arises he can be serious and focused.
Liam has a fresh-faced, bright-eyed look about him that might, considering he stands not quite five and a half feet tall, lead one to mistake him for being younger than he really is. Somewhere in his mid-teens, he has a slim build with broad shoulders and lean, sculpted muscles.
His features are youthful but classically handsome, with a strong but not overpronounced jaw and defined but not jutting cheekbones. There's a certain reticence in his manner at times, almost a shyness, though a warm smile does sometimes slip past the guarded exterior.
He tends to wear simple shirts, either tees or fitted, collarless pullovers, along with snug jeans or colorful trousers and bright-hued sneakers. He occasionally wears a hoodie or light jacket, though half the time they end up tied around his waist by the sleeves.
I Fell in a HoleEdit
Liam has a unique ability that seems utterly unexplainable. Some might call it luck. Things that would appears to be bad such as running into people or falling into holes, or tripping have unexpected side effects. He might fall into a hole and end up avoiding a bullet, while simultaneously finding a clue to solve a mystery. Or end up through some extremely unlikely chain of events in his boxers in the quad, and get offered a modeling deal. Somehow what should be negative things often if not always end up being good for him and as such he's got a nearly constant optimistic and upbeat attitude.
Liam is exceptionally smart even though that fact is often hidden by his adorkable personality and the fact he's very easily distracted. After getting kicked out from private school his mom home schooled him online. Following this he was admitted to college on an academic scholarship.
Liam is a natural at all things physical. He works out often as a way to keep his I.E.D. in check. He was in line to be the first freshman team captain for the lacrosse team at Devonford Prep before he got kicked out. Even though he's short and young the kid is in excellent shape, and can outperform most humans even without using his werewolf abilities.
After the incident with the coach's car, Liam's counselor suggested he find an outlet that was slightly let confrontational than a competitive sport. So, Liam picked up the drums. He's always loved music, and there is something very relaxing, almost zen, about playing an instrument.
Liam's natural talent in athleticism extends to martial arts. After being expelled from school he took several classes in martials arts in hopes that he'd learn control. After he was found by the pack, Derek and the others further trained him in fighting and how to adapt the moves he knows depending if he's wolfed out or not.
Liam's agility is far superior to a human's, allowing him to catch arrows with moderate effort and dodge bullets with a bit of luck. In addition, his running speed and reflexes are ten to twenty times human norms.
Werewolves are famously able to transform into more bestial shapes, gaining various special traits and abilities based on their current form. With training, they learn to perform partial-shifts, such as manifesting claws or fangs while otherwise remaining in human form. By default, werewolves of this type are able to manifest what is often called the "Wolfman" form, which essentially resembles their human shape but with a more bestial edge, including features such as glowing eyes, fangs, and claws. Other, more powerful or exotic forms are detailed in separate power entries, as are the special traits that their various forms provide.
All werewolves have a predatory aura about them which makes them seem naturally threatening to non-supernatural beings, such as humans and animals. With a little concentrated effort, Liam can dominate weaker-willed humans, and even the largest, most predatory animal is likely to submit when Liam growls with his eyes glowing.
In his werewolf form, Liam has sharp fangs and a jaw powerful enough to shatter bones, but his real weapons are his claws, which can carve through stone and even steel.
Werewolves are capable of absorbing and alleviating the pain of others. In a manner, this tends to work as a limited version of healing and can be used to help others.
Liam's senses are heightened to the level of a wolf. When he causes his eyes to glow, his night vision becomes excellent, far better than a human's. His hearing is also greatly enhanced in any form. But the sense which is truly superior is smell. With a little concentration, Liam can pick up scents that are days or even weeks old, and can isolate individual scents in a sea of aromas.
Liam Dunbar is strong enough to crush or bend metal, even dead-lifting up to a few tons with an effort. His punches are hard enough to crack stone.
Liam's tough enough to shrug off or endure non-lethal wounds from personal-level weaponry (swords, handguns, rifles, shotguns) without great loss of ability. His enhanced regeneration allows minor wounds to heal almost instantly, and even severe damage heals within a few hours to a few days.
Liam comes from a wealthy family. His stepdad is a skilled surgeon, and his mom works from home as a web designer. Both are very supportive of him and help him work through his issues. Liam is one of those lucky kids who isn't spoiled but also never really wants for anything. If he wants something all he has to do is show he's serious about it and work for it and he'll probably get it.
JUST THAT GOOD
Liam might be a little cocky--okay, a lot cocky. He's good, and he knows it. Competitive and talented, he strives for perfection in everything he does and usually achieves it.
Liam has been a member of the Beacon Hills Pack since Scott's and Derek's packs merged. He is affectionately called "The Puppy" by everyone (and, presumably, always will be). He can draw upon the strength and support of its members, both metaphorically and literally.
POWER OF THE PACK
Everyone has heard the phrase "strength in numbers." For this type of werewolf, the expression is quite literally true. After being accepted by the pack's alpha (or alphas, in unusual cases), a werewolf gets stronger, faster, and tougher than they would be as a lone wolf. The strength of this enhancement depends both on how many total members the pack has, as well as how close together the members are at a given time. The size of the pack also affects the pack's alpha, whose powers increase when they're leading or protecting their pack members. In practical terms, this usually does not increase the characters' power ratings to a higher level than is on their sheet, only pushing them higher within that range of ability, but in staff-approved circumstances, those powers may be elevated from Basic to Enhanced or Enhanced to Supernatural as befits the current plot or scene.
Intermittent Explosive Disorder. Liam was diagnosed with IED after his anger at his coach caused an unfortunate incident with his coach's car. He's angered easily and uncontrollably, but afterward he's filled with remorse and shame. Eventually it was discovered that this was his innate werewolf nature showing through, and it mostly vanished once he learned to control his wolf. However, he still has quite a bit of a temper, which mostly comes out if someone he loves is hurt. He still has occasional fits of rage that are uncontrollable; however, in his everyday life he can usually managed to keep his cool until he's away from others.
I FELL IN A HOLE
You might think that having enhanced agility and being amazing at athletics would make one smooth. In Liam's case, you'd be wrong. Sure, in combat or sports he's very skilled, but when he's not focused, he has a tendency to fall, trip, and do other careless things such as fall in holes or walk into people.
JUST THAT GOOD
The Down side of being a talented overachiever? When you fail you tend to excel at that too, while he can usually play them off he scores some pretty epic fails.
Werewolves are closely tied to the phases of the moon. This affects them in various ways, such that they are at their strongest when the moon is full and their weakest during a lunar eclipse. The phase of the moon also strongly affects the werewolf's emotions, such that they can become almost overwhelming near the full moon. Werewolves often find a strong urge to shift during the full moon, as well as on the nights just before and after a full moon. After recovering from his encounter with Glory, Liam seems to have mastered the control aspects, for the most part. He IS called "The Puppy" for a reason.
During a full lunar eclipse, werewolves of this type are generally powerless and essentially reduced to the status of ordinary, if healthy, humans. If the Bite cured them of any health conditions or injuries, these remain cured. Once the moon becomes visible again, their power is restored. During a partial eclipse they are somewhat weaker than normal, but they do retain their powers at a high-end Basic level.
Mountain ash, when activated, creates a barrier against most supernatural creatures. Werewolves of this type cannot generally penetrate such a barrier, nor can they create one.
The wood of the rowan tree, also known as mountain ash, creates a supernatural barrier against most (if not all) supernatural creatures, including werewolves.
Wolfsbane is a poisonous plant that is especially dangerous to werewolves. When introduced into a werewolf's system, it slows the natural healing process and may force uncontrollable shifting and steadily-increasing weakness that may lead to death. Various methods, both medical and ritualistic, exist to cure this poisoning, but they all require specialized knowledge, power, or ingredients.
Liam Dunbar was born in Beacon Hills, California, he attended Devenford prep school, where he was on the lacrosse team. His step-father, a doctor, taught him the game, to which he had a natural aptitude. Unfortunately, he has anger issues and was diagnosed with Intermittent Explosive Disorder, for which he was prescribed medications (which he doesn't take, as they cause him to be too groggy to effectively play lacrosse). Due to his anger issues on the field, he was benched for the rest of the season, and in a fit of rage, he destroyed the coach's car. Consequently he was expelled from school. Rather than send him off to a public school that would be even less equipped to meet his special needs his mother homeschooled him. He found without the distractions of sports and other kids he learned very well. He went to a counsellor nearly every day who told him to take up a more relaxing hobby than a competitive sport and he took up drumming. Liam spent his days working out on weight benches and treadmills while doing school work, and going to a local rec center to play whatever sports he could find. However one of his parents always accompanied him and he had to leave the second his temper started to show. In time he started to wolf out revealing that his I.E.D. was mostly him being a naturally born wolf. After running into Scott wolfed out, he was invited into the Beacons Hills wolf pack where they taught him to control his wolf. Eventually his parents were also let in on the secret. By the time he had his wolf under control and both his parents and Derek considered him safe to go back to school he'd completed his high school education online several years early and enrolled in the local college with several other members of the pack.