Wolves vs. Vamps: Sex Appeal Showdown

March 6, 2010 by  

Do Alcide Herveaux and True Blood‘s werewolves have the appeal to knock vampires from the top slot in fans’ hearts in Season 3?

Twilight‘s Taylor Lautner has paved the way for the shirtless, buff brand of wolf-men, and Alcide player Joe Manganiello is no slouch either, but the sexy factor for werewolves is hampered by their very nature, according an article by True/Slant writer Scott Bowen.

He attributes the overt sexuality of vampires in True Blood to their ability to maintain human qualities after their transformation. Vampires still physically appear human, save the pallor and the fangs, while werewolves find themselves snarling, growling, and in desperate need of a shave when the full moon rises.

Bill Compton and Eric Northman can don striped track suits and designer jeans without fear of more than the occasional blood stain. Fashion is trickier for a werewolf:

“The lycan in his human state could dress like Cary Grant, but the minute the transformation happens, rip, there goes the duds. The werewolf in full combat is never a fashion plate. Clothes are of no matter to his maximal expression of his monotonousness…”

A vampire‘s feeding habits are also more seductive, than a werewolf‘s, he said. Wolves are more likely to pounce, rip, and devour than seduce, nibble, and suck.

“To feed, a vampire must somehow penetrate its victim’s body, an easy pornographic metaphor. The vampire must be careful with the blood, and thus with the victim, to get all the blood it can, as if the vampire actually cares.”

A werewolf‘s monthly transformation can put a damper on his love life, no matter how good he looks shirtless;  he either has not enough time to cultivate a romantic relationship before his next transformation, or is too concerned about the safety of the woman he loves to ever let her get too close.

We’ll see what Alan Ball has in store for werewolf lore when Season 3 premiers this summer; fans have plenty of time to work on their Team Alcide shirts in the meantime.

SOURCE: trueslant.com

Photo credit: TV Fanatic

  • Antonio

    As for me, And this is just my personal opinion, I think that vampires are cool,However, I think that werewolves are that much Cooler! Vampires dont really change much,except for fangs and an inability to walk in the daylight. Werewolves have that whole “shapeshifting” thing going on..Which I think is far more mysterious and beguiling! Weres are wild,untamed and visceral creatures…1 advantage vamps may have over weres is,like Mr.Bowen stated,That they are able to maintain their wits and composure..can plan out every move and can back out if they feel threatened. Whereas Weres just trudge right on even if its not in their best interest Many are “sloppy” at best.
    The way I see it, Vampires are liars! They lie and decieve to get blood and maybe sex from their victims…Weres may be more “honest” in that they do not need to lie they just take what they want! Its always pretty clear what a werewolf wants!

  • Ckayed

    A friend of mine, who happens to be as mad for Bill Compton’s character as I am, made me LOL with the following comment meant to point out a serious problem with “loving” a were:
    “Think of the shedding.”

  • Antonio

    I must say I agree with Mr.Bowen’s assesment of Weres. However, Werewolves can be sexy to some also! The whole ideaology of one who throws caution to the wind,becomes totally uninhibited and cannot account for nor remember the previous night’s actions( sounds like a college frat party,huh? LOL) may prove for some to be most enticing! Vampires must always be so “careful” and meticulous about their feedings. With a Werewolf what you See is what you Get! Werewolves Do Not “glamor” nor mesmerize their victims to get what they want! With Vampires its Mostly about seduction With Weres its about command and brute strength which may be Why Males find Werewolves the more interesting species!
    Now, With regards to sex appeal? I think that several of the Weres,Including Alcide, will Definitely give the vamp guys a run for their money!! Werewolves have brute strength and are very untamed,visceral creatures! It would be quite interesting to think that maybe 1 or 2 could kick some vampire butt!
    this is JMHO LOL
    If Weres and Vamps hate each other, as we’ve been given to understand in such films as Twilight, Then it may be quite interesting indeed to see Who will run that town!!
    I’d say its a safe bet that by the end of S3 there will be Many gals who will be Team Alcide! 🙂

    • jaxx

      I agree Antonio, I think some who were undecided will side with Alcide and I think some who love both Bill and Eric, will side with Alicde. We’ll have to wait and see.


    Alcide/Joe is 6 ft 5
    Eric/Alex is 6 ft 4
    The towering hunks of TB – YUM!

  • My heart still belongs to Stephen! He’s just SO incredibly gorgeous!

  • Ckayed

    No creature or human, dead or alive, could ever distract me from Bill Compton. Not going to happen.

  • jaxx

    Joe is a good looking guy and no doubht, he’ll definitely give our vamps a run for their money, but my heart lies with a certain vamp. Can’t wait to see how this is played out and I can definitely see why Sookie would be attracked to Alcide. This is going to be a really good season.