They weren't the sexy beast. They were widely overtaken by the vampires and the latter's nightly prowls, penchant for long hair and pale skin. In the past few years, that has changed.
They've lived together in harmony with vampires in shows such as The Vampire Diaries and Being Human, and begrudgingly on True Blood. They rule alone on Teen Wolf and the new Syfy show Bitten.
Some werewolves can change at will, others change only once a month. Some packs have women, in others they're an anomaly. Some are wolves by birth and others are bitten and cursed. Yet the overwhelming majority of werewolves are hot and sexy.
We've put together a slideshow with the latest and greatest werewolves on television to help you decide who should get your vote for the hottest werewolf on TV. ..
Josh lost a fiancee and his future when he was bitten on a camping trip, and only found solace after meeting vampire Aidan with whom he decided to try to be human. Now he's married to fellow wolf, Nora, and together with ghost Sally they struggle to keep up the facade of being human. If you like your sexy with a dose of humor and snuggles, Josh is for you.
Derek is sexy, brooding and sarcastic and comes from a family of werewolves. He was the Alpha until Scott proved to be a True Alpha. Now more of a big brother, that doesn't seem to have hurt his sex appeal.
Tyler is another hybrid, werewolf by birth, and half vampire. He was an angry teen who learned how to control his temper to become a better man as a beast. He'd like to save the world, one cause at a time.
Alcide was raised a working man in a Were society that greatly respects women. Although he was once Packmaster, his hatred of violence made him turn away from the life and remain close with his other supernatural friends.
Isaac willingly accepted a bite from Derek to escape a life of torture and abuse he suffered at the hands of his father. He has a kind nature and was one of the first to accept Scott as his new pack leader. His type of sexy is loaded with innocence.
Aiden and Ethan had the ability to morph into one when they were Alphas, so they're in this together. One is kind of mean, the other sweet; together they're a decent team. The best news is one swings for each team!
Peter is Derek's uncle. He's sarcastic, narcissistic and antagonistic. He's been to hell and Lydia brough him back to life, so this Alpha has a bone to pick, making him dark and dangerous, but still sexy with that cocky humor of his.
Is it enought to be Alcide's father? We're going to have to say yes. Especially because in the end he let Alcide be his own man. That takes guts in a pack. For those who like the older guy, this wolf is howing to be yours.
You want a love that consumes you. You want passion and adventure, and even a little danger... I want you to get everything you're looking for. But for right now, I want you to forget that this happened. Can't have people knowing I'm in town yet. Goodnight, Elena.
Damon: You know what they are? Children. Like lighting a candle's going to make everything OK, or even saying a prayer. Or pretending Elena's not going to end up just like the rest of us murdering vampires. Stupid, delusional, exasperating little children. And I know what you're going to say: 'It makes them feel better, Damon.' So what? For how long? A minute, a day? What difference does it make? Because in the end, when you lose somebody, every candle, every prayer is not going to make up for the fact that the only thing you have left is hole in your life where that somebody that you cared about used to be. And a rock with a birthday carved into it that I'm pretty sure is wrong. So thanks, friend. Thanks for leaving me here to babysit. Because I should be long gone by now. I didn't get the girl, remember? I'm just stuck here fighting my brother and taking care of the kids. You owe me big. Alaric: I miss you too, buddy.