Lycus possesses the natural attributes and powers of a werewolf, including enhanced strength, speed, agility, healing. He is susceptiable to silver, wolfsbane, magic and needs moonlight to maintain his werewolf form.
The history and origin of the werewolf named Lycus remains a mystery, infuriated with the depictions of werewolves in publishing’s of the highly talented author, Duncan Vess. Lycus sought to kill him despite the Council of Werewolves decree for Lycus, not to hunt Vess down himself. Lycus eventually tracked Vess to his Manhatten home, although, his attempt to kill Vess was foiled by Deadpool (Wade Wilson) and Wolverine (James Howlett). The Council of werewolves appeared and turned Lycus into a full wolf before he fled into the streets of New York.