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Hybrid Mythical Creatures

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In the movie Underworld and the sequels, we are introduced to different species of creatures that aren’t just vampires and werewolves. We are introduced to the hybrid creatures created by “crossing” the vampire, werewolf, and the first immortal. But my question is what do we call these creatures? I know that they cop out answer would be to call them hybrids and move on; however, I think that there should be some semblance of thought to the naming.

1) Michael Corvin’s mutation. The cross between someone who was a werewolf originally and then is introduced to the vampire genome. My friend and I were discussing this earlier (as we watched the movies of course), and we thought that this crossing where the host was more werewolf should be called the vamwolf. Why? Because the name suggests that there is more wolf in the creature. Also, it gives the suggestion that there is a vampire connection without saying that the creature has a major tie to the vampire.

2) Marcus Covinus–He is the first vampire, but after the events of the first movie, he is turned into a hybrid species as well. At this point though, Marcus has been a vampire for over 1400 years (as stated by Viktor in the first movie). He becomes more powerful as a result of the transformation. We would refer to him as a werepire because he is a blending of the two species. Yet, he seems to have a little more vampire; this is the reason why the name suggests this.

3) Finally, Selene with Alexander’s blood–What is she exactly? As seen from the movie, she is no longer allergic to sunlight which shows that she has in fact mutated. But to what? Alexander Covinus was the first Immortal; however, not much other than that is know to the audience. We know that as the first “Immortal” that he is more powerful than either of his sons: Marcus or William. He sits on the sidelines and cleans up their mess because he cannot bear to kill his sons…this name is a little more complicated. What exactly do we call her because she isn’t a hybrid of two species? She is a hybrid made up of the father species and a subspecies. We dubbed the creation that she is a Vamtal because she is a cross between the Immortal and a vampire. It fits oddly.

So, there you have it. Names of mythical hybrids from the Underworld series. Some make more sense than others, but how are we to know what to call. We are only human after all.

Written by uncannynerdyguy

March 24, 2010 at 12:22 am

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  1. I would have done the naming in the exact opposite way. “Werepire” suggests to me a dominant werewolf, and vice versa with “vamwolf.” “Vamtal” I have no qualms with. 🙂


    March 24, 2010 at 10:53 am

    • The reason we named them the other way is because vamwolf dictates that there is a larger percentage of wolf in there. Werepire…because the other was named vamwolf…and so on.


      March 24, 2010 at 11:10 am

  2. How about Lycanblood for Michael? I don’t think Michael had more Lycan heritage since he became a werewolf when he was bitten by Lucius.

    I like Lycanblood because it means he’s a Lycan and he’s a vampire at the same time and he needs blood. Or how about Lycanpire?

    Werepire’s good.

    I hope they give names to all these hybrids in Underworld 4.

    Also, Michael and Selene had sex in Underworld : Evolution, meaning they’ll have sex again and we know that vampires and werewolves can produce offspring. So.. now Selene and Michael’s child, what kind of hybrid would you call that?


    August 20, 2010 at 8:21 am

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