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  • Would you be considered a cannibal if you were a werewolf?  It makes sense, in accepting Namira's ring and are a werewolf, you wouldn't necessarily be a cannibal yet I guess it could be different because you are in werewolf form whereas the other option is your in human form.

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    • I'd assume you'd only be a cannibal if you eat another werewolf while both of you were in the same form. If you just ate humans then no, you aren't exactly human anymore.

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    • Cannibals eat specifically humans, not only that but they cook human parts (except when you have a snack on the field but that's another story). Werewolf don't exactly "eat" since they can feed on any type of creature.

      As for the technical part, I'd say being a cannibal AND a werewolf is possible since werewolves are hybrids. They don't keep their beast form forever and they get back to their human habits when they're human again.

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    • Cannibals aren't tied to just humans, it's for any organism that eats its own kind. He is asking if a werewolf eating a human is cannibalism, I'd say no because werewolves aren't exactly human. A werewolf eating another werewolf would be considered cannibalism.

      What does "Werewolf don't exactly "eat" since they can feed on any type of creature." mean? They don't eat but they feed? Sometimes I don't exactly "drink" but I rehydrate from liquids. :p

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    • RenzXVI wrote:

      What does "Werewolf don't exactly "eat" since they can feed on any type of creature." mean? They don't eat but they feed? Sometimes I don't exactly "drink" but I rehydrate from liquids. :p

      I'll try to explain myself : cannibals in Skyrim don't just throw themselves at people and bite, Eola and her people have a place to reunite, they eat on a table, etc. It's much more "civilized" than what a werewolf do even if kidnapping and eating people is not cool. They even ritualized it since it's a cult. 

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    • It's still the same thing, a monkey in a dress is still a monkey. Actually, it might look worse for some people, killing someone and eating them with your family like it was just a regular family gathering while telling stories of how they spent their day could be way more disturbing than if they treated it like cannibalistic murder. Ritualizing it is even worse if they act like it was a divine thing. In Castle Volkihar, even if their cattle lived a long life while the vampires just drank their blood in golden chalices while they are gathered in a fancy dining hall, it's still more disturbing than biting someone they ambush from the street.

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    • RenzXVI wrote:
      It's still the same thing, a monkey in a dress is still a monkey. Actually, it might look worse for some people, killing someone and eating them with your family like it was just a regular family gathering while telling stories of how they spent their day could be way more disturbing than if they treated it like cannibalistic murder. Ritualizing it is even worse if they act like it was a divine thing. In Castle Volkihar, even if their cattle lived a long life while the vampires just drank their blood in golden chalices while they are gathered in a fancy dining hall, it's still more disturbing than biting someone they ambush from the street.

      Lol I've never said it was better morally speaking, just organized.

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    • Cannibalism ornot I amgetting this ring.I shallhavealldeadric artifact except saviors hide..

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    • A werewolf wood elf is still a wood elf. Lycanthropy is just a disease where one of the symptoms happens to be giving you another form; it doesn't change your race.

      Now, depending on how you view the races and cannibalism, it might make a difference which race the consumer and which race the consumed are (is a bosmer only a cannibal if they eat other bosmer? Other elves? Mer and men? Or any of the sentient races, including beast races. The khajiit have a variety of forms, including quadrupeds, but are all the same race. So if the meaning of cannibal is eating the "same kind", then it depends where and how you draw the line for that. Shape (ie. Other bipeds), intelligence? Ultimately categorizing it by the same kind or not the same kind, cannibalism or not cannibalism, is a human concept. Nature doesn't work in black and whites like that, so there isn't a definitive natural answer.

      Considering it's a human concept, going by the dictionary definition still might not match up with colloquial use and association of the term, so people might still 'consider' you a cannibal, even if you don't fit the official definition. Or might not consider you one even if you do fit the definition.

      I don't think anyone would consider having a different disease that your 'meal' doesn't would except you from being a cannibal, so for anyone who understands and considers that Lycanthropy is a transmittable disease, I don't think it should make a difference to whether one is considered a cannibal.

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    • As there's physically not really a difference, I think it would be more about the psychology of it. As a person, do you feel like you're eating another person (or ex-person if they're now dead)? In that case, if you think you're eating a person, but it's just a wabbajacked goat or something, would it still be cannibalism. Could there be accidental cannibalism if someone wabbajacked a human into a sweetroll, and you ate it, unknowing it was a person, and whether it has consciousness in its current state or not, had the potential to become a person again.

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