Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Human sub-species (werewolf)
Nature of abilities: Lycanthropy, created by the combined use of Earth prana magic and Arcturian genetic re-engineering
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: The Brethren (name given by the wolves to the Caretakers-created
or -descended werewolves);
Greysire has been known to spend time teaching the stories of his people to the wolves of the Arctic Circle;
bound to the "seed" of Windracer
Known Relatives: Unrevealed
First Appearance: Doctor Strange III#26 (Feb 1991)
Powers/Abilities: Lycanthropy (turning into a humanoid wolf-like
creature known as a "werewolf" during the nights of full moon). In
that form he possesses enhanced human strength, speed, durability, agility,
reflexes, endurance, and senses. He has sharp, dense claws and teeth, and humans
scratched by him will inherit the curse of the werewolf. He appears to retain
his intellect in both human and werewolf form, and he can actually assume a full
wolf form, as well.
As a supernatural creature, he is immune or resistant to most forms of injury, and recovers quickly from those things that actually do harm him. However, he is exceptionally vulnerable to anything made of silver, and he has only normal vulnerability in his fully human form.
History: (Dr. Strange III#26/2) - Greysire's exact origins are unknown. The only image we have is of him telling the story of the origins of his race to the young wolves of the Arctic Circle. Greysire told them how the Fortisquian Genelords of Arcturus, later known as Caretakers, came to Earth and eventually created a hybrid of Man and Wolf, using a combination of their advanced genetic re-engineering science and Earth-born "prana" magic. The first such hybrid was produced by "binding" the "seed" (more than the DNA but also the spirit and soul) of a wolf named Windracer into an unidentified man-like figure. These hybrids are called brethren by wolves, and werewolves by men. In the tragic words of Greysire: "they were destined to be feared and hated by both." Greysire himself finds comradeship and safety talking to the wolves, but eventually must return to the world of man where he lives.
Comments: Created by Jean-Marc Lofficier, Roy Thomas (writers) and Geof Isherwood (artist).
While it is not explicitly stated in the story, Jean-Marc Lofficier hereby confirms that Greysire
is indeed the First Werewolf created by the Caretakers, the unidentified man (or android?) who was bound with the
seed of the wolf Windracer. That would therefore make him 10,000 to 12,000 years old.
Further discussions about the nature and origins of Werewolves and Wolf-Men in general can be found under Wolf-Men of Valusia.
"Profile by" Jean-Marc Lofficier (yes, that Jean-Marc Lofficier!--Snood).
Greysire should be distinguished from:
A wolf captured by the Caretakers at least 10,000 years ago, it was his seed that was first bound to a man to create the first werewolf, Greysire
--Doctor Strange III#26/2
Doctor Strange III#26, p.29, panel 4
Doctor Strange III#26, p.25, panel 1
Last updated: 04/16/04
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