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30th Oct '17 6:09:10 AM CosmicFerret
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Subtrope of OurWerewolvesAreDifferent, dealing with a BeastMan that has wolf features, but retaining human proportions. [[MonsterMash Together]] with Count {{Dracula}}, the {{Mummy}}, and FrankensteinsMonster, this is generally considered to complete the set of "classic" [[MonsterMash horror monsters]]. Unlike the other three, however, there is no single specific source of popular werewolf lore. The closest claim to such a source in literature might be GuyEndore's classic novel ''TheWerewolfOfParis'', but cinema seems to have been more definitive in terms of shaping the concept. Hence, Lon Chaney Jr.'s character (Lawrence Talbot) from the 1941 film ''[[Film/TheWolfMan1941 The Wolf Man]]'' is usually regarded as providing the template that others have followed.

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Subtrope of OurWerewolvesAreDifferent, dealing with a BeastMan that has wolf features, but retaining human proportions. [[MonsterMash Together]] with Count {{Dracula}}, the {{Mummy}}, and FrankensteinsMonster, this is generally considered to complete the set of "classic" [[MonsterMash horror monsters]]. Unlike the other three, however, there is no single specific source of popular werewolf lore. The closest claim to such a source in literature might be GuyEndore's classic novel ''TheWerewolfOfParis'', but cinema seems to have been more definitive in terms of shaping the concept. Hence, Lon Chaney Jr.'s Creator/LonChaneyJr's character (Lawrence Talbot) from the 1941 film ''[[Film/TheWolfMan1941 The Wolf Man]]'' is usually regarded as providing the template that others have followed.
8th Sep '17 12:34:45 PM SeptimusHeap
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* John Jameson, son of Daily Bugle publisher J. Jonah Jameson, has served as a member of Franchise/{{Spider-Man}}'s rogues gallery as Man-Wolf after being exposed to a moonstone that mutated him into a werewolf.

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* John Jameson, son of Daily Bugle publisher J. Jonah Jameson, has served as a member of Franchise/{{Spider-Man}}'s Franchise/SpiderMan's rogues gallery as Man-Wolf after being exposed to a moonstone that mutated him into a werewolf.
29th Aug '17 1:09:24 PM Stealth
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* Brad Fang of ''VideoGame/{{Contra}}: Hard Corps''. He looks like what might happen if Film/TheTerminator somehow suffered from lycanthropy, being a musclebound humanoid werewolf cyborg with CoolShades and a [[GatlingGood Gatling]] ArmCannon.
15th Aug '17 7:48:47 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'': Wolf men, described as people with the heads and tails of wolves, are included in the multitude of bipedal animals found inhabiting Savage biomes. When dwarves like them, they will do so for their cunning. Dingo men and coyote men are also present.

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* ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'': Wolf men, described as people with the heads and tails of wolves, are included in the multitude of bipedal animals found inhabiting Savage biomes. When dwarves like them, they will do so for their cunning. Dingo men (who will eat dorf babies) and coyote men are also present.
15th Aug '17 7:41:38 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}}!'' did a parody of the original ''The Wolf Man'' with an obvious Lon Chaney Jr. parody coming to Dexter for help with his werewolf problem. Freakazoid, after forcing him to suffer numerous indignities, ultimately cured him by dumping him into the internet and back out again. This same episode even parodied the frame-by-frame transformations of the original Wolfman, for both the Lon Chaney Jr. {{Expy}} and Freakazoid himself. It was the best CrowningMomentOfFunny in a series full of them.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}}!'' did a parody of the original ''The Wolf Man'' with an obvious Lon Chaney Jr. parody coming to Dexter for help with his werewolf problem. Freakazoid, after forcing him to suffer numerous indignities, ultimately cured him by dumping him into the internet and back out again. This same episode even parodied the frame-by-frame transformations of the original Wolfman, for both the Lon Chaney Jr. {{Expy}} and Freakazoid himself. It was one of the best CrowningMomentOfFunny funniest moments in a series [[Funny/{{Freakazoid}} full of them.them]].
12th Aug '17 6:35:19 AM MajinAkuma
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** [=WereGarurumon=] is a bipedal Garurumon, which causes them to lose speed and many are depicted to shrink in size after evolution, but they are stronger than their pre-evolutions. [=WereGarurumon=] wear jeans, accessories, a belt around their chest, etc.

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** [=WereGarurumon=] is a are bipedal Garurumon, which causes them to lose speed and many are depicted to shrink in size after evolution, but they are stronger than their pre-evolutions. [=WereGarurumon=] wear jeans, accessories, a belt around their chest, etc.
17th Jul '17 11:25:55 AM ScroogeMacDuck
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Subtrope of OurWerewolvesAreDifferent, dealing with a BeastMan that has wolf features, but retaining human proportions. [[MonsterMash Together]] with Count {{Dracula}}, the {{Mummy}}, and FrankensteinsMonster, this is generally considered to complete the set of "classic" [[MonsterMash horror monsters]]. Unlike the other three, however, there is no single specific source of popular werewolf lore.The closest claim to such a source in literature might be GuyEndore's classic novel ''TheWerewolfOfParis'', but cinema seems to have been more definitive in terms of shaping the concept. Hence, Lon Chaney Jr.'s character (Lawrence Talbot) from the 1941 film ''[[Film/TheWolfMan1941 The Wolf Man]]'' is usually regarded as providing the template that others have followed.

However, far and away the most popular conceit is that a werewolf is a human who has somehow ([[BalefulPolymorph especially against his will]]) become able to temporarily transform ([[InvoluntaryShapeshifting usually unwillingly]]) into a wolf that goes on to run wild ([[AlternateIdentityAmnesia rarely remembering their romp]]). Usual methods include a ViralTransformation spread by being bitten, but a lot of depictions show lycanthropy as solely hereditary. Other popular causes include {{curse}}s and typical MadScientist experiments. Some lycanthrope characters use the Wolf Man as a PartialTransformation.

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Subtrope of OurWerewolvesAreDifferent, dealing with a BeastMan that has wolf features, but retaining human proportions. [[MonsterMash Together]] with Count {{Dracula}}, the {{Mummy}}, and FrankensteinsMonster, this is generally considered to complete the set of "classic" [[MonsterMash horror monsters]]. Unlike the other three, however, there is no single specific source of popular werewolf lore. The closest claim to such a source in literature might be GuyEndore's classic novel ''TheWerewolfOfParis'', but cinema seems to have been more definitive in terms of shaping the concept. Hence, Lon Chaney Jr.'s character (Lawrence Talbot) from the 1941 film ''[[Film/TheWolfMan1941 The Wolf Man]]'' is usually regarded as providing the template that others have followed.

However, far and away the most popular conceit is that a werewolf is a human who has somehow ([[BalefulPolymorph especially against his will]]) become able to temporarily transform ([[InvoluntaryShapeshifting usually unwillingly]]) into a wolf that goes on to run wild ([[AlternateIdentityAmnesia rarely remembering their romp]]). Usual methods include a ViralTransformation spread by being bitten, but a lot of depictions show lycanthropy as solely hereditary. Other popular causes include {{curse}}s and typical MadScientist experiments. Some Like most werewolves, the classic wolf-man only transforms on the full moon, or, failing that, at night, though none of this is a ''given'' in modern works.

On the other hand, some
lycanthrope characters use the Wolf Man Wolfman as an intentional PartialTransformation (in which case he may not be referred' to as a PartialTransformation.
werewolf, but only as a wolfman).
14th Jul '17 5:16:53 PM MajinAkuma
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* ''Manga/DragonBall: The 22nd Tenkaichi Budokai introduces a humanoid wolf who is simply called Man-Wolf. He's first mistaken for being a werewolf, but he's a wolf who transforms into a human at full moon. Why he has humanoid features isn't surprising since many anthropomorphic animal people exist on Earth.

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* ''Manga/DragonBall: ''Manga/DragonBall'': The 22nd Tenkaichi Budokai introduces a humanoid wolf who is simply called Man-Wolf. He's first mistaken for being a werewolf, but he's a wolf who transforms into a human at full moon. Why he has humanoid features isn't surprising since many anthropomorphic animal people exist on Earth.
14th Jul '17 5:16:24 PM MajinAkuma
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** [=AncientGarurumon=] appears to be a giant, bipedal version of Garmmon/[[DubNameChange KendoGarurumon=], which also means, it's a humanoid robot wolf with two {{BFS}}.

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** [=AncientGarurumon=] appears to be a giant, bipedal version of Garmmon/[[DubNameChange KendoGarurumon=], KendoGarurumon]], which also means, it's a humanoid robot wolf with two {{BFS}}.
14th Jul '17 5:16:00 PM MajinAkuma
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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Sajin Komamura is a large anthropomorphic wolf (not a fox!) and is very self-conscious about his appearance and he used to hide his head with different headgears for a long time until near the climax of the Soul Society arc. Nobody of the Shinigami actually mind what he looks like, though.
* ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'': The franchise features many anthropomorphic animal monsters, including wolfs.
** [=WereGarurumon=] is a bipedal Garurumon, which causes them to lose speed and many are depicted to shrink in size after evolution, but they are stronger than their pre-evolutions. [=WereGarurumon=] wear jeans, accessories, a belt around their chest, etc.
** [=AncientGarurumon=] appears to be a giant, bipedal version of Garmmon/[[DubNameChange KendoGarurumon=], which also means, it's a humanoid robot wolf with two {{BFS}}.
** Beowolfmon is the combined form of Wolfmon/[[DubNameChange Lobomon]] and Garmmon. While the body is dominantly Garmmon's, its humanoid shape comes from Wolfmon (who is not a wolf-man, but sort of a heavily-armored jedi with a wolf helmet) and it has Wolfmon's head on its body. Its right arm is very human-like, but its left arm is just Garmmon's leg. Like [=AncientGarurumon=], Beowolfmon is closer to a cyborg than an actual wolf.
** [=MagnaGarurumon=] has the appearance of a robotic, anthropomorphic wolf, but with a more slender body build.
** [=MachGaogamon=] is a bipedal Gaogamon in a fighting suit and is equipped with {{Power Fist}}s and a jetpack. Unlike [=WereGarurumon=], [=MachGaogamon=] isn't shown to shrink.
** [=MirageGaogamon=] is a anthropomorphic wolf in a blue full-armor. It's also much larger than [=MachGaogamon=]. Its Burst Mode has it grow long, white hair (although, it could be just decoration of its helmet) and wield an EpicFlail SinisterScythe weapon.
* ''Manga/DragonBall: The 22nd Tenkaichi Budokai introduces a humanoid wolf who is simply called Man-Wolf. He's first mistaken for being a werewolf, but he's a wolf who transforms into a human at full moon. Why he has humanoid features isn't surprising since many anthropomorphic animal people exist on Earth.
* ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'': Universe 9's Trio de Danger has a trio of three brothers who have the appearance of humanoid wolfs in different colors.
* ''Manga/InuYasha'': The wolf yokais are just kemonomimi people, although they are still dangerous to humans and some other yokai.
* Wolf familiars Arf and Zafira of ''[[Franchise/LyricalNanoha Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha]]'', who are shown as capable of shifting from giant wolves, to this, to full human (i.e., no wolf ears or tails), to FunSize versions of the first two forms. And just to punctuate the Wolf Man image, Arf's first on-screen transformation into a wolf was accompanied with a full moon in the background.



* Wolf familiars Arf and Zafira of ''[[Franchise/LyricalNanoha Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha]]'', who are shown as capable of shifting from giant wolves, to this, to full human (i.e., no wolf ears or tails), to FunSize versions of the first two forms. And just to punctuate the Wolf Man image, Arf's first on-screen transformation into a wolf was accompanied with a full moon in the background.

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* Wolf familiars Arf and Zafira of ''[[Franchise/LyricalNanoha Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha]]'', who are shown as ''Manga/OnePiece: Like all Zoan Fruit users can turn between human, animal or human-animal-hybrid forms, Jabra is capable of shifting from giant wolves, transforming into a wolf-man, thanks to this, to full human (i.e., no wolf ears or tails), to FunSize versions the Dog-Dog-Fruit: Model Wolf he has eaten. The hybrid forms are generally the most powerful forms among Zodiac users (there are exceptions like Chopper, though), so Jabra's wolf-man form is his usual combat form when he goes serious.
* ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'': Ginei Morioka is a werewolf and can transform into his wolf-man form at will, but the phase
of the first two forms. And just to punctuate the Wolf Man image, Arf's first on-screen moon significantly influences his SuperSpeed. Unlike most examples, Ginei's transformation into doesn't rip-off his clothes, thus you often see him fully clad as a wolf was accompanied with wolf-man, which might be a full moon in the background.bit jarring, since he only wears casual clothes or his school uniform.
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