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Cat Folk are [[FantasticSapientSpeciesTropes Fantastic Sapient Species]] that are based on felines. They generally have a body type resembling felines to one degree or another, and are sometimes named after RealLife feline species. They can be science-fiction aliens or fantasy races. In terms of appearance, they can fall anywhere on the SlidingScaleOfAnthropomorphism from fully animal looking to barely non-human, however they must be sapient, non-human, and a distinct species from RealLife animals. Unlike {{Catgirl}}s, Cat Folk have no particular tendency toward being female.

While Cat Folk have been depicted with a variety of behavioural and cultural characteristics, it is common to base at least some of their behaviour on feline AnimalStereotypes. Cat Folk based on large predatory cats, such as [[PantheraAwesome lions, tigers, and panthers]][[note]][[Film/TheWizardOfOz Oh my!]][[/note]] are generally depicted as being exceptionally strong and aggressive, with a {{Proud Warrior Race|Guy}} culture. Those based more around domestic cats are often depicted as selfish, arrogant and vain, with their fighting styles bent more towards dirty fighting, speed and agility.

This is closely related to IntelligentGerbil (science fiction aliens based on animals), PettingZooPeople, and LittleBitBeastly. There can be overlap between this trope and CatGirl, however only examples of Cat Folk that fall under LittleBitBeastly should also be listed under CatGirl; CatGirl examples should only be listed here if they represent an entire distinct species.

Feline {{therianthropes}} and humans that shapeshift into cats are werecats. Humans that are dressed as cats have on an AnimalEaredHeadband. Cartoon {{Funny Animal}}s and {{Talking Animal}}s are not this trope, as they are intended to depict RealLife animals, however anthropomorphic they may be.

Not to be confused with the movie ''Film/CatPeople'' or the ''WebAnimation/CatPerson'' series of Internet shorts.
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!!Examples Include:

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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''LightNovel/CatPlanetCuties'' has the Catians, an alien race of creatures resembling {{Catgirl}}s. Females enter their first heat at the age of 16. They are enemies with a [[AnimalJingoism race of dog-eared people]].
* ''Anime/{{Catnapped}}'' has anthropomorphic cats from the planet Banipal Witt.
* One of the many species inhabiting the Earth of ''Franchise/DragonBall''. Notable examples include Puar and Karin.
* The French Manga-style comics ''Manga/{{Dreamland}}'' has the Cat Kingdom, with most of its people specialized in trade and marketing. With one or two {{Mega Neko}}s for AsskickingEqualsAuthority and a [[HilarityEnsues cute little cat with a mustache as a King]].
%%* The Exceed from ''Manga/FairyTail''.
* In ''Anime/MacrossDelta'', the LittleBitBeastly natives of the planet Voldor are descended from felines modified by the Protoculture.
* The first such example of Cat Folk in ''Manga/OnePiece'' is Pekoms, a crew member of on of the four pirate emperors, Big Mom. He is a lion-man with a Devil Fruit ability which allows him to become a turtle. Pekoms comes from Zou, an island full of PettingZooPeople called minks which includes several Cat Folk, such as the Jaguar mink Pedro of the Treetops and Boss Cat Viper, a large feline who co-leads the nation alongside Duke Dogstorm.
* The Ctarl Ctarl from ''Manga/OutlawStar'' are a race of cat-people who can shapeshift into big alien feline beasts. They are depicted as being a particular passionate and often violent species.
* ''Anime/SpaceDandy'''s Meow is technically called a Betelgeusian, but everybody he meets just calls him a "space cat". Meow isn't his actual name, but [[UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist Dandy and QT]] couldn't be assed to pronounce his real one.
* ''Manga/FightingFoodons'' has Clawdia, an anthropomorphic cat with pink fur and is a skilled chef. [[spoiler:She [[WasOnceAMan was once a human]] but was cursed and became the feline that she is at the beginning of the series.]] That being said, she is the only anthropomorphic cat in the series.
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[[folder:Comics]]
* The Aldebarans from ''ComicBook/BuckyOHareAndTheToadWars''.
* Creator/DCComics:
** Among the humanoid animals in the future of Creator/JackKirby's ''ComicBook/{{Kamandi}}'' are a race of honor-driven tiger people; ''ComicBook/FinalCrisis'' tied their culture's origins to the ''[[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]]'' character and proud Cat Fellow Mr. Tawky-Tawny, "the Civilized Tiger."
** The potion-transformed Desmond Farr, otherwise known as Tiger-Man.
* Franchise/MarvelUniverse:
** The Cat People, who were created from house cats by ancient sorcerers. ''Comicbook/TheAvengers'' character Tigra got her powers from them.
** In one issue of ''ComicBook/XMen'', Beast met a feral mutant who was half human and half feline in appearance. Despite appearing to be about 20 years old, she also showed signs that she was dying of old age. After Jean Grey probed her mind and was unable to find any sort of human-like intelligence, Beast realized that she was, in fact, a cat who'd mutated to be humanoid rather than a human who'd mutated to have a more feline appearance. [[BittersweetEnding He released her so that she could live her remaining days in the wild that she'd always known]].
* The Felim in ''Nexus'' are a race of LittleBitBeastly aliens, who also qualify for CatGirl.
* ''ComicBook/{{Shakara}}'': Valentine, a swaggering alien ProfessionalKiller, recalls how he hooked up with a feline FemmeFatale client in his memoirs.
* Orube in ''ComicBook/{{WITCH}}'' has feline-like features. This is a relatively common characteristic on her homeworld of Basiliade (the second inhabitant of Basiliade to appear, Luba, is even more cat-looking than her), but not universal, as shown by the very first of them to appear, [[spoiler: the Oracle Himerish]], being externally identical to humans.
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[[folder:Fan Fiction]]
* The cats are just one of many species that populate the world in ''FanFic/DiariesOfAMadman''.
* The Svenjaya in ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone''. They're described as a cross between elves and cats, and are a SlaveRace on the [[FloatingContinent Flying Island of Tipaan]]. Except for being furry and hissing in anger once in a while, they don't seem to have many catlike traits. The four, George in particular, love them for being smart, dryly humorous, and musical.
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[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTheMovie2017'': Capper, one of the mains secondary characters, is an Abyssinian, the franchise's version of humanoid cat people. Generally, he resembles an upright cat more than he does a catlike humanoid -- besides his hair and hands and a broadly anthropomorphized face, his body is mostly catlike; he even has fully digitigrade legs and claws at the tips of his fingers.
* Amelia's species from ''Disney/TreasurePlanet'' is a bit of an odd example: going by the ending, the females of the species are somewhat alien-looking cat people, but the males (like [[spoiler: Dr. Doppler]]) are [[BizarreSexualDimorphism dog people instead]].
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Film/StarTrekIVTheVoyageHome'' has a feline looking Caitian admiral as a background character.
* ''Film/StarTrekVTheFinalFrontier'' has a triple-breast catlike female stripper that meows and yowls exactly like a cat.
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* One episode of ''Series/BabylonFive'' has Jha'dur, the last warmaster of the Dilgar and last surviving Dilgar in general.
* The Irathient in ''Series/{{Defiance}}'' definitely have some cat-like facial characteristics, although this is less defined than in most examples.
* ''Series/DoctorWho''
** The Cheetah People in "Survival".
** The leonine Tharils in "Warriors' Gate".
** The unnamed feline folk species that includes the Sisters of Plentitude in the episodes "New Earth" and "Gridlock" and Thomas Brannigan in "Gridlock". Called Catkind in the [[Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse Expanded Universe]].
** Leandro in "The Woman Who Lived"
* ''Series/{{Grimm}}'' has both cat-like and lion-like Wesen; the cats are typically [[CatsAreMean cunning and scrappy]] while the lions are [[KingOfBeasts forceful, proud and charismatic]]. They've mostly shown up [[MonsterOfTheWeek as enemies.]]
* On ''Series/RedDwarf'', the ship's cats evolved over the eons into a LittleBitBeastly species of very vain humanoids, one of whom is a main character.
* The ProudWarriorRace of the Venek are lion-like warrior aliens in ''WesternAnimation/{{Farscape}}''. Also an example of CatsAreMean.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* The tarrie-cats of Creator/CliveBarker's ''{{Literature/Abarat}}'', a species of oversized, intelligent speaking tabbies.
* Karina's race in ''Cat Karina'' by Michael G. Coney. They are one of several races on a future Earth genetically engineered by humans from animal species.
* Creator/CJCherryh's ''Literature/ChanurNovels'' has the Hani, a species who are essentially bipedal intelligent terrestrial lions.
* Creator/MarionZimmerBradley's ''Literature/{{Darkover}}'' stories: the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin cat-men]] (or cat-people).
* A major focus of Taylor Anderson's ''Literature/{{Destroyermen}}'' series is on the fight for the Lemurian, anthropomorphic cat-monkeys, survival. The Lemurians are first called cat-monkeys and monkey-cats (depending who you asked aboard the ship) before the term 'Cat is agreed upon as the appropriate diminutive. This species resembles cats so much that in the fifth book "Rising Tides" [[spoiler: The humans in the Isles of New Britian, roughly where Hawaii should be, treats them as felines with the males showing disdain on the whole, and females lovingly cooing and stroking their fur.]]
* The brownies in Cornelia Funke's ''Literature/DragonRider'' are described as humanoid catlike beings who love mushrooms and are experts in cultivating them. The same also applies to [[spoiler: their four-armed Asian cousins, known as the Dubidai.]]
* The Chelgrians in [[Creator/IainBanks Iain M. Banks]]'s [[Literature/TheCulture Culture]] book ''Look to Windward'' (2000).
* The ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' books have Treecats, a six-legged telepathic species resembling Terran cats.
* Creator/JohnRingo's ''Literature/IntoTheLookingGlass'' novel features the Mreee (pronounced the way a cat yowls when you stomp its tail) who look like three-foot tall anthropomorphic house cats and whose native language sounds like "cats stuck in a barrel."
* The Kzinti in Creator/LarryNiven's ''Literature/KnownSpace'' books are an aggressive alien species resembling bipedal [[PantheraAwesome big cats]] in looks and personality. Or at least, their personality is derived from cat stereotypes. They are not strictly speaking bipedal cats -- their physical features include a naked ratlike tail, ears resembling "pink parasols" or cocktail umbrellas and an almost ferret-like torso with ribs down to the pelvis, but the overall impression is catlike, and that's what they're most often compared to in the books.
* The Toralii in ''Literature/{{Lacuna}}'' are basically this, with a side order of ProudWarriorRace.
* The Hrrubans in [[Creator/AnneMcCaffrey Anne McCaffrey's]] ''Doona'' books.
* Nohar Rajastan, from the Literature/MoreauSeries is an anthropomorphic tiger, and the setting includes 'moreaus' based on several other felines.
* Creator/AndreNorton:
** The People in "A Breed to Come" were a race of sapient cats descended from modern Earth cats.
** In ''[[Literature/{{Warlock}} Forerunner Foray]]'', Yasa is a feline-evolved race; she is sensitive to scents, purrs, and totally self-absorbed albeit very practical about it.
** The Salariki, who progress with astonishing rapidity from being primitive Proud Warrior Race Guys (''Plague Ship'') to sophisticated members of the interstellar community (''Literature/AndroidAtArms'').
* The Klees of Eelong in ''Literature/ThePendragonAdventure'' are giant, bipedal cats, and the dominant species in that world.
* ''Literature/PerryRhodan'' has the Kartanin, who start out as a "plucky new species" making trouble for the at the time somewhat united races of the Milky Way galaxy when both sides are after the same {{unobtainium}} which for the Galactic species is at the time mostly a new curiosity while to the Kartanin it's vital to the functioning of their society and their defense efforts against their enemies (it provides female Kartanin with {{psychic powers}}) and are eventually revealed to be descended from [[spoiler:advance scouts from another ''universe'' trying to lay the groundwork to one day transfer their entire home galaxy -- where those of their species left behind still live in the then-present day -- into ours to escape an artificially accelerated heat death in theirs]].
* Councilman Broft in ''Literature/PlayPlaces'', who has claws, orange fur, pointy ears, and a tail.
* The Sekoi of ''Literature/RelicMaster'' are very feline in appearance and mannerism, save that they are obligate frugivores. "Cat-" is used as a slang prefix regarding their culture.
* Literature/TheRogueKing has the katess.
* Lisanne Norman's science fiction series ''Sholan Alliance'' has humanoid cat-people as one of the main races of the setting, alongside humans and [[TheReptilians lizard-people]]. As they manage to be biologically compatible with humans, there are several [[HalfHumanHybrid interspecies pregnancies]] as a result of the frequent alien-human-alien [[{{Polyamory}} three-way relationships]].
* The [[Literature/TheHanSoloTrilogy Togorians]], Trianii, Cathars, Farghul and Catumans (among others) of the ''Franchise/StarWars'' [[Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse Expanded Universe]]. The Kumumgah (more famously known as Sand People or Tusken Raiders) have been reported to look ''slightly'' catlike under their bandage-masks; other than being savage, however, they do not correspond at all to pantherine creatures. And the Bothans are sometimes described as feline but look more like civets (small, weasel-shaped carnivores that are closely related to cats).
* The Solaricans from ''Literature/TheirsNotToReasonWhy'' are a fairly standard example.
* The Sphinx race in Creator/SergeyLukyanenko's ''Today, Mom!'' is a race of feline humanoids living on UsefulNotes/{{Venus}}. In the FilmOfTheBook ''Asiris Nuna'', they look mostly human with slight facial features reminiscent of cats and dreads. Their dress and architecture are reminiscent of Ancient Egypt. Shidla is a Sphinx who figures the most in the book and is the only one seen in the film. He snarls a lot and likes to call everyone "kitty". "Dog" is, apparently, an insult to his people. Like cats, they can see in the dark very well. In the film, Shidla dodges missiles [[Film/TheMatrix Neo]]-style.
* ''Literature/UhurasSong'' features the Eeiauoans and their relatives the Sivaoans.
* Creator/RobertWestall's ''Literature/UrnBurial'' has the Fefethil; a race of anthro-cats who look like humanoid cheetahs, complete with cat-ears, tails and eyes but human-esque hands and fingers (albeit with retractable claws still).
* Creator/AEVanVogt's ''Literature/TheVoyageOfTheSpaceBeagle'' had a cat-like alien called Coeurl.
* Tigerishka's species in Fritz Leiber's ''The Wanderer''
* ''Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse''
** The tigers in the ''Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures'' novel ''The Year of Intelligent Tigers''. They're just intelligent tigers who have BizarreAlienBiology, lay eggs, and have two opposable thumbs on each paw.
** The Cat People in the ''Literature/DoctorWhoMissingAdventures'' novel ''Invasion Of The Cat People''.
** The Besiddians in the ''Eighth Doctor Adventures'' novel ''Dreamstone Moon'', who have five rows of teeth, but are otherwise described very much as humanoid cats, including purring when they're happy.
* Partly subverted in the ''[[Creator/CordwainerSmith Instrumentality Of Mankind]]'' series; most [[UpliftedAnimal Underpeople]], including catfolk, appear almost indistinguishable from humans, but vary greatly in how much of the non-human ancestry comes through, and at least one Lion underperson shows up in [[JeanneDArchetype "The Dead Lady of Clown Town"]] who had fur, a mane, and claws.
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* One of the factions in ''Alkemy'' is the Khaliman Republic, a middle-eastern-style nation... populated entirely by anthropomorphic cat people.
* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''
** The Catfolk, a nomadic BeastMan species reminiscent of lions, found in the ''Races of the Wild'' rule book.
** Another nomadic leonine is called the Wemic. They are centauroid lions. Wemics are excellent hunters and fighters. They do not make settled homes, but generally follow the herds they hunt for food, in the manner of a lion pride.
** The Rakasta from the ''TabletopGame/{{Mystara}}'' setting are another anthropomorphic cat-people in ''D&D'', the most known subrace resembling domestic cats with very ''un''-domestic personalities. A ''Magazine/{{Dragon}} Magazine'' [[http://index.rpg.net/display-entry.phtml?articleid=14141 article]] featured a vast array of rakasta subraces, from alley cats to ocelots and lions to smilodons.
** As of ''Bestiary 3'', ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' has both standard catfolk and [[http://pathfinder.wikia.com/wiki/Maftet maftets,]] a race descended from Sphinxes.
** Advanced Dungeons & Dragons and TabletopGame/OrientalAdventures had cat hengeyokai as character race.
** The tabaxi are a race of leopard people who live in tropical jungles. The ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'' SpinOff setting ''Maztica'' featured a race of jaguar people ''also'' called tabaxi; it explained that the name of the leopard-tabaxi from the Realms was [[ItIsPronouncedTroPay pronounced]] "ta-bax-ee" while that of the Maztican jaguar-tabaxi was pronounced "ta-bash-ee". However, no justification was given to how two different species of cat-people on opposite ends of the world could have essentially the same name.
** Also of note in ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'' is the city of Nathlekh, called the "City of the Cats", entirely populated by werelions, weretigers, and wemics and ruled over by a council of greater lammasu called the Council of Cat Lords. The city is devoted to the worship of Nobanion ([[Literature/ChroniclesOfNarnia Aslan]] under another guise) and Sharess, with hidden cults devoted to Malar.
** 4th Edition's ''Player Handbook 2'' includes the decidedly feline-looking Razorclaw Shifter, descended from Weretigers.
** The Tibbit race, which are Small humanoids with cat ears and markings as if their skin were fur; they can also turn into a full cats in the manner of a {{Werecat}}.
** The Guardinals were a race of extradimensional creatures of IncorruptiblePurePureness who took on the forms of anthropomorphic animals. Their leaders were Leonals, or catfolk lions. ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' expanded the race, gave it a new name, and made their leaders draconian creatures, but kept the leonals.
* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering''
** The [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=16450 cat warriors.]]
** The lion-like Leonin from the planes of Mirrodin and Alara are considered a separate race from the leopard-, jaguar-, or tiger-like cat warriors of Dominaria (though cards that benefit cats work for both). Their ruler in the Mirrodin novels was [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?&id=73569 Raksha Golden Cub]]. [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=174852 Ajani]] is a Leonin Planeswalker from Alara.
** The Asian-inspired plane of Tarkir is home to [[http://magiccards.info/ktk/en/193.html Rakshasas]], anthropomorphic demonic tigers [[note]]In game terms, they have both the Cat and Demon creature types[[/note]] who wield powerful dark magic, based off of a race of catlike demons from Hindu myth.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Rifts}}''
** The Kirn in the ''Rifts: Manhunter'' supplement.
** There is an entire city of various types of cat people in South America, rule by three cat people gods.
** The Emerin are sentient tabbies about six feet tall.
** Dragon-cats.
** Ramen are giant humanoid catfolk that serve Ra.
* The ''TabletopGame/{{Starfire}}'' board game has the Khanate of Orion.
* ''TabletopGame/StarFleetBattles'': Lyrans (lynx) and The Kzinti.
* The ''TabletopGame/{{Traveller}}'' TabletopRPG has the Aslan.
* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' has the felinids, a rare strain of [[HumanSubspecies abhumans]]. That being said, its not exactly known if the Felinids are actually Cat Folk. Popular opinion, however, is that they are.
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[[folder:Theatre]]
* The lions in the theatrical version of ''Theatre/TheLionKing''.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/AgeOfWonders II'' has a cat-folk race called Tigrans.
* The Iskai of ''VideoGame/{{Albion}}'' look like cat people at first glance, but then not so much. They have a weird and elaborate set of characteristics: tall and thin humanoids with fur, a muzzle like a great cat's, huge eyes, differently-coloured long hair on their heads, digitigrade paws, bony hooks instead of claws, some gratuitous spikes at the elbows, bony ridges on their face, a telepathic forehead organ, four nipples[=/=]breasts, and a PrehensileTail.
* ''VideoGame/{{Avernum}}'' has the Nephilim, a furry, feline race renowned for their sharp senses and ability to see in the dark.
* ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' has a few examples; the Kaka Clan are essentially an almost always female race of {{Catgirl}}s who wear hoods. There are also Jubei, whose clan was wiped out by the Black Beast ([[spoiler:and whose DNA the Kaka were genetically engineered from]]) and [[spoiler:his daughter]] [[MadScientist Prof.]] Kokonoe, who's half human (or a half-human-looking WitchSpecies anyway).
* The ''Franchise/BreathOfFire'' series has the Woren.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}'', Catwomen are a CatGirl style of Cat Folk that are their own distinct race of semi-human monsters. One of their more prominent members, Felicia, is a playable character.
* ''VideoGame/{{Dofus}}'': The Ecaflips are cat people and possess some feline traits. They also appear in the sequel game ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}'', and in the cartoon of the same name.
* ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'': A number of cat-based animal people -- bobcat, cougar, jaguar, leopard, lion, lynx, ocelot and tiger men -- in the shape of people with their animal counterpart’s head, tail and coat pattern can spawn in savage biomes. Like all other aboveground animal races, they’re not considered full intelligent races in-game and are essentially bipedal animals, although they can become citizens of an established civilization.
* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** The Khajiit are a feline race hailing from the deserts of Elsweyr in southern Tamriel. There are 17 known sub-breeds of Khajiit, with the sub-breed determined by the phases of the moon under which the Khajiit was born. The appearance of the sub-breeds can vary wildly. On one end are the Alfiq, who are the size of house cats and cannot speak, but do understand language and are reportedly powerful spell casters. Then there are several humanoid varieties of Khajiit, such as the Ohmes and Ohmes-raht (who appeared in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsArena Arena]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIDaggerfall Daggerfall]]''). They are commonly mistaken for Bosmer (Wood Elves) due to their humanoid appearances with [[LittleBitBeastly light fur and tails]]. The Suthay-raht, who appear in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'', ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'', and ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' are a bit less humanoid, but still bi-pedal with more cat-like features, postures, and hair. On the other end of the spectrum are the Senche and Senche-raht, who are [[PettingZooPeople quadrupeds with ape-like proportions]] and can be mounted by their comrades as [[BeastOfBattle Beasts Of Battle]]. Further, it's implied that all sub-species are [[HotSkittyOnWailordAction capable of breeding]] with one another. The resulting offspring [[RandomSpeciesOffspring may not be either of the parents' breeds]] and is determined by the phases of the moons under which it is born. Culturally, the Khajiit (with their cross-continent merchant caravans, propensity for stealth, and being the frequent victims of FantasticRacism) [[FantasyCounterpartCulture draw heavily from the Roma]]. Their language, Ta'agra, [[LanguageEqualsThought has no word for "rules"]], which can obviously lead to issues in the lands of other cultures where the Khajiit's actions may be interpreted as "theft." Finally, as a race, the Khajiit are [[SweetTooth highly susceptible]] to [[FantasticDrug Moon Sugar]] addiction. (As well as its more potent derivative, Skooma.)
** The Ka Po' Tun are a race of "tiger folk" hailing from the continent of [[{{Wutai}} Akavir]]. As they have not yet made an appearance in-game, it is unknown to what extent they may be similar to the Khajiit. Their culture is implied to be [[FantasyCounterpartCulture similar to the Chinese]], with their [[ScaledUp Tiger-Dragon]] GodEmperor, Tosh Raka, having similarities to [[UsefulNotes/RedChina Mao Zedong]].
* In ''VideoGame/EverQuest,'' one of the playable races later on are the Vah Shir, a species of anthropomorphic big cats.
* ''Videogame/EverQuestII'' has the Kerrans, which physically resemble large humanoid felines. Their bodies are covered in fur with colors and patterns denoting their lineage.
* ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'':
** The [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Ronso]] of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' are a race of muscular, anthropomorphic feline humanoids from the world of Spira.
** The Mithra from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXI'' are a LittleBitBeastly race that also qualify for CatGirl.
** The Miqo'te from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'', a racial expy of the above, with an option to play as catboys as well as girls.
* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'', the Beast Laguz tribe are based on both variations of cats: the smaller, quicker ones are based on house cats, while the larger ones are based on wild cats.
* In ''VideoGame/GemsOfWar'', the inhabitants of the Pridelands are often some sort of feline/humanoid combination; the Pride Hunter and Rex Warrior are lion-esque, while the Shadow Hunter is black-panther-esque. (There are also sabertooth lions, but they're just that, not cat folk.)
* ''VideoGame/GuildWars'' has the Charr, who play to the tiger end of the spectrum and, as a playable race in the second game, are highly disciplined soldiers and the most technologically sophisticated race in the setting, going full bore steampunk as opposed to the other races' more traditional fantasy looks. Played with a little in that they aren't just anthropomorphic felines, with horns, two sets of ears, and other physiological differences.
* ''VideoGame/IronRealms'' has a tiger-like race.
* ''VideoGame/TheLastRemnant'' has the Sovani race: tall, four-armed bipeds with lots of cat-like features.
* Rengar from ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'' is a leonine humanoid whose backstory and motivations are more than a little reminiscent of a Franchise/{{Predator}}. His Headhunter skin further drives this point home.
* ''VideoGame/MasterOfOrion'' series has an entire empire of cat-people, the Mrrshan, which were known for being one of the most aggressive and militaristic races throughout the series.
* ''VideoGame/{{Nomad}}'' (AKA ''Project Nomad'') has the Phelonese, a stuck-up matriarchal race of felines. Unfortunately, you have to deal with them, if you want to get the Quietus missiles, which can OneHitKill almost any ship in the game. They'll bring up their superiority every chance they get. Oh, and don't get in a fight with them, or they'll use those same missiles against you. At this point, it'll depend on other systems, such as thrusters (how fast can your ship turn to get them in front of you), targeting sensors (how fast can you get a lock), and missile loaders (Quietus missiles are notoriously slow to load). Shields at this point are useless, given the nature of the weapon.
* ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'': Incineroar, the final evolution of the Fire starter, Litten, is a muscular, humanoid wrestling tiger.
* The ''VideoGame/QuestForGlory'' series has the Katta, a race of cat-like humanoids. ''VideoGame/QuestForGloryI'' also has the feral Cheetaur, cheetahs shaped like centaurs, as strong enemies. It also has the Liontaur people, which are basically lions shaped like centaurs. Rakeesh in ''Quest For Glory'' II, III, and V is a major friend and supporting character of the Hero. Finally, ''Quest For Glory'' III has the Leopardmen, a secretive tribe in the jungle.
* The Lombaxes of ''Franchise/RatchetAndClank'' are a race of bipedal, catlike aliens with a strong affinity for weapons and technology. With an exception or two, such as Ratchet himself, the entire species has been hunted into extinction ([[spoiler:or has fled to an alternate dimension, rather]]) by Emperor Tachyon.
* Another ProudWarriorRaceGuy example is Dantom, a tiger-person boss from ''[[VideoGame/ShiningForceGaidenGames Shining Force CD]]''.
* ''VideoGame/{{Solatorobo}}'''s Felineko are a race of Cat Folk who follow several cat stereotypes, such as being fiercely independent, quite aggressive, moody, calculating, agile, and naturally skilled at magic. They come in several different breeds, from common house cats to tigers.
* The ''VideoGame/StarOcean'' series has the Fellpool race.
* ''VideoGame/StarTrekOnline'' has the Caitians and the Ferasians, the latter being copyright-friendly versions of the Kzinti. Their backstory implies they were once the same race, but the Ferasans did extensive genetic modifications.
* ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'' features the Cathar, a mostly Republic-aligned race of humanoid felines. The first NonPlayerCompanion of the Republic Trooper class is a Cathar trooper Aric Jorgan.
** VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic also has a Cathar party member with [[BadassGay Juhani]]. The [[PlanetOfHats species hat]] is that they are fierce fighters, loyal to a fault, and tend to run hot and cold emotionally with {{HairTriggerTemper}}s by human standards. If you've made them angry, they'll come at you, claws out. If you get past the prickly exterior and earn their loyalty and trust, they're incredibly sweet.
* The Kilrathi from the ''VideoGame/WingCommander'' series, who are the primary antagonists through much of the series, are bipedal felinoids evolved up from lion-analogues on Kilrah, with their evolution outlined in broad strokes in ''Voices of War''.[[note]]The manual for the game ''Wing Commander Armada''[[/note]]
* The ''VideoGame/{{Wizardry}}'' series has had Felpurr, humanoid cats described as descended from house cats, stretching back to 1990 in Wizardry 6: Bane of the Cosmic Forge. Felpurr are known for having one of the best stat lines in the game, reaching many elite professions with fewer attribute points than any other race. Particularly favoring speed and personality, they overshadowed even hobbits as the best thieves and bards in the series.
* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'':
** The Tol'vir are a race of centaur-like beings with lion bodies and feline faces, crafted by the Titans from stone (and turned into flesh by the [[EldritchAbomination Old Gods]]).
** The ''Warlords of Draenor'' added the Saberon, a species of bipedal (but with the ability to run on all fours) saber-tooth cat people. They live in various independent tribes and are extremely hostile to everyone, with a few exceptions. At level 100, feral druids can take a talent to transform into one, in place of their standard cat form, with added benefits.
* The Wrothians of ''VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX'' are a ProudWarriorRace of these with a very [[{{Wutai}} Japanese-inspired culture]].
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* ''Webcomic/{{Ayuri}}'': Saye, leading to some discomfort when her girlfriend gets a [[FurryConfusion pet cat]].
* In ''Webcomic/{{Drowtales}}'', Ferals.
* What looks like a tiger person turns up as a [[http://www.exiern.com/?p=43 background character]] in ''{{Exiern}}'''s spoof of YouAllMeetInAnInn.
* In ''Webcomic/GuildedAge'' the catfolk are one of the gnolls' many former enemies. The gnolls killed nearly all of the catfolk in a battle, and no catfolk have been seen since.
* The Felidians in ''Webcomic/{{Holystone}}''. Much like their [[LizardFolk reptilian counterparts]], they're not treated as being too different from anyone else.
* ''WebComic/TheLawOfPurple'' has an alien race called the Nekojin. It's exactly what the Japanese says.
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'': Tarquin's old adventuring party includes an as-yet-unnamed catfolk thief, seen several times in flashbacks.
* Tiger Keidran from ''WebComic/TwoKinds''.
* [[http://www.thewretchedoneswebcomic.com/?comic=page-104b Nissa]] from [[http://www.thewretchedoneswebcomic.com/ The Wretched Ones]]
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* The Chakat species, which are hermaphroditic felinoid taurs genetically engineered to be disease resistant and empathic. They are able to breed with all of the other taurs except Quange, which are horse-based. This is probably because chakats are the best of many species brought together, but none of the used species were equine. It also created a [[MamaBear powerful maternal instinct]] that can manifest as a rage brought on by threatening to harm their children, which one xenophobic vixen discovered the painful way.
* In ''Roleplay/TheGamersAlliance'', the Itica are cat people who live in the jungles of Eastern Aison.
* The Stallonians in the Monster World series by deviantArt's [[http://monstermaster13.deviantart.com/ monstermaster13.]]
* Tom from ''Roleplay/RubyQuest''.
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' has gamma radiation make Black Panther develop feline features in one episode.
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'': Selina Kyle (Catwoman) becomes a humanoid cat as a result of an evil experiment in the episode "[[Recap/BatmanTheAnimatedSeriesE42TygerTyger Tyger, Tyger]]". She is human-sized but naked, furred, pointy-eared, slit-eyed, pink-nosed, whiskered, long-tailed and has (barely visible) fangs.
%%* The Krang from ''WesternAnimation/{{Bravestarr}}''.
%%* The Aldebarans from the AnimatedAdaptation of ''ComicBook/BuckyOHareAndTheToadWars''.
* The leopard-men from ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfTarzan''. Subverted in that the leopard-men turn out to be normal leopards all along.
* The Lion Men from the ''WesternAnimation/MegaMan'' cartoon.
* WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTVSpecials: The eponymous villain of the second short, ''Escape from Catrina'', is an anthropomorphic cat. She looks more like a humanoid with catlike characteristics than an upright cat, with very humanoid anatomy and human hair.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' episode "[[Recap/RickAndMortyS2E9LookWhosPurging Look Who's Purging Now]]", the titular duo visit a planet inhabited by humanoid cat aliens who live in an Old West-style culture. Oh, and they experience a night of brutal [[Film/ThePurge purging]] once a year.
* In ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'', Aku travels to an alien planet populated by a [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Proud Hunter Race]] of cat-people. He enlists a group of them to hunt down and capture Jack, and they are actually successful, [[WorthyOpponent but they respect any prey who can give them such a test of their hunting skills and let him go right after]].
* In the ''WesternAnimation/SheRaPrincessOfPower'' episode ''Magicats'', She-Ra and Catra stumble upon a civilization of magical cats that wear clothes, and can switch from bipedal to quadrupedal locomotion.
* ''WesternAnimation/StarTrekTheAnimatedSeries''
** Lieutenant M'Ress is a Caitian, a catlike humanoid alien species with pointed ears, slit-shaped pupils, whiskers, a tail and thick fur (usually including a mane). In addition to physical traits, Caitians are curious and have a hunter's instinct. Some of the surrounding supplementary materials at the time indicated they were an off-shoot of the Kzinti.
** The Kzinti in "The Slaver Weapon", an adaptation of the Creator/LarryNiven short story "Literature/TheSoftWeapon". Niven wrote the episode as well.
* ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats''. More so in ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats2011,'' where they've gone from LittleBitBeastly to BeastFolk.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}'' has the Ecaflips, a race of anthropomorphic cat people, whose gimmick is their high luck.
* While Orube doesn't appear in the animated version of ''WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}}'', Luba does at the start of season 2.
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