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"Nearly all of them are on Voldemort's side."
Remus Lupin regarding Greyback's pack[src]

The werewolf army, led by Fenrir Greyback, was a group of werewolves who intended to infect as many people as possible with lycanthropy in the hope that one day the werewolf community would be large enough to take over the wizarding community.[1]

The werewolves, particularly Greyback, specialised in attacking children. This way, they presumably hoped that being infected young would cause them to integrate into the werewolf society sooner.[1]

History

Remus Lupin: "I've been living among my fellows, my equals. Werewolves. ...I'm not complaining, it is necessary work and who better to do it than I?"
Harry Potter: "How come they like Voldemort?"
Remus Lupin: "They think that, under his rule, they will have a better life. "
— Werewolves' involvement in the Second Wizarding War[src]

During the Second Wizarding War, the werewolves allied themselves with the dark side, though they were not considered Death Eaters. This is probably because Voldemort didn't trust their half-breed status. Greyback, although he was not branded with the Dark Mark, became the most integrated into the Death Eaters out of the werewolf community. He thought that by becoming affiliated with Voldemort it would be easier for him and his fellow werewolves to get access to people to attack. He also believed that under his rule, the werewolf race would have a higher place in society than under the Ministry of Magic.[1] Greyback, though permitted to wear Death Eater robes, was treated with very little respect among the true Death Eaters, who would not hesitate to attack him if he steps out of his bounds, a fact he was painfully aware of.[3]

Because of his membership of the Order of the Phoenix, Remus Lupin was sent under Albus Dumbledore's orders to integrate himself into the underground werewolf community to serve as a spy for the Order.[4] However, his attempt to live among the magical community made it difficult for him to gain the army's trust.

Upon Voldemort successfully conquering the Ministry, the werewolf army became more active, becoming Snatchers to capture Muggle-borns and insurgents for reward money. Greyback in particular led a platoon of Snatchers for such purposes.[2] Upon Voldemort's defeat, Greyback was defeated by Ron Weasley and Neville Longbottom, and either captured or killed as a result,[5] thus leaving the army's status unknown.

Known victims

Behind the scenes

  • Werewolves would have been indistinguishable from other witches and wizards during the Battle Of Hogwarts, as it was not a full moon, something we know because Lupin and Greyback did not transform. Before the Covered Bridge is blown out you can clearly hear wolves, which could have only been real wolves and not transformed werewolves.

Appearances

Notes and references

Death Eaters
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Leader: Lord Voldemort
Death Eaters

Avery (II) | Alecto Carrow | Amycus Carrow | Crabbe | Bartemius Crouch Junior (deceased) | Antonin Dolohov | Gibbon (deceased) | Goyle | Jugson | Barnaby Lee's father | Barnaby Lee's mother | Bellatrix Lestrange (deceased) | Rabastan Lestrange | Rodolphus Lestrange | Walden Macnair | Mulciber (I) | Mulciber (II) | Nott | Pyrites (possibly) | Augustus Rookwood | Rosier | Evan Rosier (deceased) | Thorfinn Rowle | Selwyn | Merula Snyde's father | Merula Snyde's mother | Travers | Wilkes (deceased) | Corban Yaxley | Unidentified Death Eaters

Death Eater defectors

Regulus Black (deceased) | Igor Karkaroff (deceased) | Draco Malfoy | Lucius Malfoy | Peter Pettigrew (deceased) | Severus Snape (deceased)

Death Eater allies

Borgin | Vincent Crabbe | John Dawlish | Delphini | Golgomath | Gregory Goyle | Fenrir Greyback | Mafalda Hopkirk | Narcissa Malfoy (defected) | Ismelda Murk (unofficially, supposedly) | Nagini | Mr Padgett | Mrs Padgett | Pansy Parkinson | Quirinus Quirrell | Albert Runcorn | Scabior | Serpent of Slytherin | Pius Thicknesse (Imperiused) | Dolores Umbridge

Other affiliations

British Ministry of Magic (under Voldemort's control) | Daily Prophet (Under Voldemort's control) | Dementors | Draco Malfoy's gang | Kreacher (formerly) | Tom Riddle's gang | Gang of Slytherins | Giants (Golgomath's control) | Inferi | Charmed skeletons | Muggle-Born Registration Commission | Theodore Nott (possibly) | Snatchers | Werewolf army | The Unforgivable

Death Eater establishments

Abandoned nuclear power plant | Borgin and Burkes | British Ministry of Magic Headquarters (under Voldemort's control) | The Cave | Chamber of Secrets | Forbidden Forest | Gaunt Shack | Lee family house | Lestrange Vault | Little Hangleton graveyard | Malfoy Manor | Misty Dell | Riddle House | Snatcher Camp | Spinner's End | The Abandoned Substation | The Ruins | The Quarry