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Re: Rank, dominance, Alphas, & the military
« Reply #105 on: September 28, 2010, 03:51:43 pm »
All the names can get confusing. Which makes me wonder... did it say at the end of HG who the ruler of the European packs is now that Arther is dead?
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Re: Rank, dominance, Alphas, & the military
« Reply #106 on: September 28, 2010, 07:21:57 pm »
Nope but feel free to speculate over in the HG thread. :)
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Re: Rank, dominance, Alphas, & the military
« Reply #107 on: September 29, 2010, 05:33:31 pm »
No problem.  I got confused a few times myself until I read HG. :)
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Re: Rank, dominance, Alphas, & the military
« Reply #108 on: September 30, 2010, 04:17:23 am »
dominance... reminds me of one thing: how do werewolves talk to each other when they cant look into the other wolves eyes? as a human LOL I look always into the eyes of the people
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Re: Rank, dominance, Alphas, & the military
« Reply #109 on: September 30, 2010, 07:56:55 am »
dominance... reminds me of one thing: how do werewolves talk to each other when they cant look into the other wolves eyes? as a human LOL I look always into the eyes of the people

Eye contact is a communication tool, but communication functions just fine without direct eye contact.  Even among humans, we don't necessarily look someone directly in the eyes: we look at the cheeks, chin, forehead, and so on because looking someone directly in the eyes can be considered a challenge or make people uncomfortable. 

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Re: Rank, dominance, Alphas, & the military
« Reply #110 on: September 30, 2010, 09:51:39 am »
I wonder if there are submissive - not less dominant, but truly submissive - female werewolves.
In some societies, there is very little eye contact.
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Re: Rank, dominance, Alphas, & the military
« Reply #111 on: October 02, 2010, 11:41:55 am »
We are having this conversation on the Shared worlds coments Female wolves, but the way I see it is that when Charles first saw Anna, he thought she was a sub.
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Re: Rank, dominance, Alphas, & the military
« Reply #112 on: October 02, 2010, 09:40:19 pm »
yes. but thats just because they told her (after she woke up) that she is submissive

oh, and one more time about the eyes: yesterday I watched Avatar again and there is this scene when she told him: dont look into her eyes!
Jakes face is so funny when he tries to look at the giant...bat without looking.
Something like that must happen during wolvetalks too. that or they find out: hey, nice carpet
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Re: Rank, dominance, Alphas, & the military
« Reply #113 on: October 06, 2010, 11:29:33 am »
Yes, but Charlesthought that she was submisive and he is older than most wolves
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Re: Rank, dominance, Alphas, & the military
« Reply #114 on: October 06, 2010, 02:05:51 pm »
Yes LGW for a moment he thought she was a submissive, in the same thought he comes to the Omega conclusion. On the Prowl - Alpha&Omega pg 11

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« Reply #115 on: October 18, 2010, 09:28:52 am »
In one of the mercy books Adam was challenged for pack leadership and one of the females was recognized as dominate enough to challenge the challenger and from the other books the female gets rank the same as their mates i know female mates can use the males "power" but can the male use the female's power if she is more dominate? i was just curious after all the pack problems Adam went through because i don't remember it ever happening or if it is possible.

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Re: Rank, dominance, Alphas, & the military
« Reply #116 on: October 20, 2010, 06:03:26 pm »
I don't think so, because it was stated in Blood Bound that Honey takes her rank from her husband's (Peter's) position in the pack.  If she weren't mated, she would be somewhere between Warren and Paul, I think.  Wives taking their mate's rank in the pack is part of the pack magic, while unmated females being ranked at the bottom is a social convention. 
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Re: Rank, dominance, Alphas, & the military
« Reply #117 on: October 20, 2010, 07:40:05 pm »
and why is that so? I dont think that females are weaker than males... sometimes they are dominant.
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Re: Rank, dominance, Alphas, & the military
« Reply #118 on: October 20, 2010, 08:57:25 pm »
It's probably a combination of their being physically smaller and longstanding patriarchal social conventions.
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Re: Rank, dominance, Alphas, & the military
« Reply #119 on: October 21, 2010, 01:27:59 am »
so its more like natural balance? behind a strong alpha-male is a strong female?
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