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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.

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.

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. "
— Werewolve's 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. 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.

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.[1] However, his attempt to live among the magical community made it difficult for him to gain the army's trust.

Upon Voldemort successfully conquer 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. Upon Voldemort's defeat, Greyback was defeated and either captured or killed, thus leading to 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

  1. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 16 (In The Hog's Head)
Death Eaters
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Leader: Lord Voldemort
Death Eaters

Avery (I) | Avery (II) | Alecto Carrow | Amycus Carrow | Crabbe | Barty Crouch Jr. (deceased) | Antonin Dolohov | Gibbon (deceased) | Goyle | Barnaby Lee's father | Barnaby Lee's mother | Jugson | Lestrange | 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) | Nagini | Pansy Parkinson | Quirinus Quirrell | Albert Runcorn | Scabior | Serpent of Slytherin | Dolores Umbridge | Blaise Zabini

Other affiliations

Acromantula | British Ministry of Magic (under Voldemort's control) | Daily Prophet (Under Voldemort's control) | Dementors | Draco Malfoy's gang | Tom Riddle's gang | Gang of Slytherins | Giants (Golgomath's control) | Inferius | Muggle-Born Registration Commission | Theodore Nott (possibly) | Snatchers

Death Eater establishments

Borgin and Burkes | British Ministry of Magic Headquarters (under Voldemort's control) | Chamber of Secrets | Lestrange Vault | Little Hangleton graveyard | Malfoy Manor | Abandoned nuclear power plant | Riddle House | The Ruins | Spinner's End | The Cave | Gaunt Shack