Werewolf Genre Pet Peeves: Stale Cliches
Hello kiddies! In the last essay in this series, I talked a bit about some flawed tropes I actually enjoy in the werewolf genre. I suppose it was a nice break to be slightly positive for once, but I know that you guys want to see me rant about stuff again. Well, what Moar Boar wants, he gets.
In the original "Pet Peeves," I focused primarily on aspects of the genre that I feel are indicative of cultural issues such as misogyny or genre-level problems. We'll be shifting gears a bit today and looking and some tropes that aren't inherently bad (mostly), but have just been worn out through overuse. They're badly in need of a new spin, yet creators seem to be outright afraid to change them, perhaps for fear of going against decades of "tradition." Yet, you'll likely notice as we go over this list that many of these "traditions" weren't all that good even when they were new.
So get your rubber gloves because we're going to stick our hands into the mound of tired, old cliches putrefying