The Gangrel (See: Furries) are a Clan of Vampires in the World of Darkness, appearing in both the original Vampire: The Masquerade and its spiritual successor, Vampire: The Requiem. Thematically, they embody the archetype of "The Vampire as the ultimate beast"; they are more feral and savage than over vampires, being ruled more by primordial instincts to hunt, stalk and kill than by logical thought. This gives them quite the issues with their temper.
Vampire: the Masquerade
The Gangrel are considered to be the most 'feral' of the Kindred clans, and for good reason. Basically imagine the people in high school who used to growl at you, and then make them a powerful blood-sucking predator. They have animalistic tendencies (running on all fours, howling, pissing on fire hydrants) and are all about territory. Given all this, they of course make for fantastic warriors, if you can convince them to work for you. Despite their strange habits, and seclusiveness, the majority of them are surprisingly adapt with modern technology such as computers, cell-phones, etc.
Their biggest weakness is due to their... 'abilities' can fall weakness to the Beast far, far easier than other Bloodlines. Which isn't all that surprisingly, given they're more or less a Vampire Wannabe-Werewolf. They also tend to keep pieces of the Beast after falling into Frenzy; for example, popular marketable character Beckett the wandering scholar, despite not doing that sort of thing much, has glowing, inhuman eyes from such an experience. These are called Beast Marks.
The Gangrel's *other* weakness, of course, is that they left the Camerilla. The reasons for this are... cloudy, but the main thrust is that they didn't like being told what to do, mostly in regards to killing people, particularly when Camarilla wouldn't help defending them when a crazy magic gizmo called Eye of Hazimel started destroying them. Being independent, however, is sort of a massive vulnerability and weakened them in just about every way.
|The Clans of Vampire: The Masquerade|
|Independent Clans||Fallen Clans|
|Absimiliard - Augustus Giovanni - Arikel - Cappadocius - Ennoia - Haqim - Ilyes |
Lasombra - Malkav - Saulot - Set - Tremere - Tzimisce - Ventru - Zapathasura
Vampire: the Requiem
|The Clans of Vampire: The Requiem|