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->''"I made this half-pony half-monkey monster to please you,''\\
''But I get the feeling that you don't like it.''\\
''What's with all the screaming?''\\
''You like monkeys, you like ponies.''\\
''Maybe you don't like monsters so much.''\\
''Maybe I used too many monkeys.''\\
''Isn't it enough to know that I ruined a pony making a gift for you?"''
-->-- '''JonathanCoulton''', "Skullcrusher Mountain"

A common way of making monsters or fantastic creatures is to simply take existing animals and combine their parts. For instance, the Chimera (lion head, goat body, snake tail) or the {{Minotaur}} ([[HornedHumanoid bull head]], human body). Also common is to simply take an existing animal and vary it a simple way - {{Pegasus}} is a horse, but with wings, hippocampi have the heads and front bodies of horses but the tails of fish, etc.

Compare FusionDance and TwoBeingsOneBody, which is when two characters are combined. Mix-and-Match Critters may be the result of HotSkittyOnWailordAction. If both creatures are already mythological/magical/whatever and get mixed, they have a newborn HybridMonster and if mundane they can end up with a {{Patchwork Kid|s}}. Application of the principle to humans may count as BioAugmentation, see also MixAndMatchMan.

!!!Sub Tropes Include:
* DraconicHumanoid -- Human-dragon mix
* HeinzHybrid -- When this is mostly an InformedAttribute.
* {{Hippogriff}} -- Horse with wings and bird head
* {{Pegasus}} -- Horse plus wings
* {{Minotaur}} -- Bull-headed human
* OurCentaursAreDifferent -- Human-horse mix
* OurGryphonsAreDifferent -- Lion-bird mix
* OurMermaidsAreDifferent -- Human-fish mix
* {{Planimal}} -- plant-animal mix

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!!Examples

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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* The world of ''TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' is populated with creatures ranging from the apparently delicious Molepig, to the truly bizarre [[http://www.epicwin.org/img/misc/grapehippo.jpg Grapehippo]]. The Grapehippo is the director's favorite character.
* Several animals in ''TowerOfGod'', most notably the [[CallASmeerpARabbit Bull]], an amphibian bipedal flounder-like predator with skin flaps like a gliding lizard and a lure like an anglerfish, the Barnacle Goblin, a creature with a crocodiles head and a humanoid body that sprouts giant barcnacles from it's back and the Mangdol Whales, extremely cute mixes of dolphins and seals.
* The Chimera Ants in ''HunterXHunter'' are like this, as the queen can spawn soldier/grunts with traits from any creature she has consumed. And by the end of the arc, she has consumed pretty much an entire country's worth of animal life, and it's almost impossible to tell just how much of what creature went into her final creations. HunterXHunter also has naturally-occurring fox-bears and spider-eagles.
* In an early episode of ''OnePiece'', Luffy and his crew stumble upon an island full of creatures like this, including a fox with a coxcomb and rooster's tail, a pig with a lion's mane, and a snake with rabbit ears.
** Also, some of the undead creatures sewn up by Dr. Hogback during the Thriller Bark arc. One example is the one to whom Sanji's shadow was transferred: a penguin with the head of a dog.
** Even in less extreme situations, Mix and Match Critters are fairly common, at least in appearance, in One Piece. i.e., the Panshark (shark with panda markings), and bananawani (a large crocodile with a banana shaped growth on the head). It even becomes a RunningGag that Luffy will call these creatures the name of the animal or thing they look least like (that is, pandas and bananas.)
* Zentradi on ''MacrossFrontier'' farm Hippocows.
* A lot of the fauna in ''Manga/{{Toriko}}'' consists of this.
* ''ViolinistOfHameln'' presents Guitar, an anthropomorphic dog that, almost like a centaur, is a deer from the waist down. As in, ''an entire deer'', four legs, ''head'', and tail, is connected to his waist. Hamel, being either unusually obtuse or merely [[{{Jerkass}} true to form]], misunderstood the head peeking out from Guitar's "groin" as something else entirely, to Guitar's annoyance and Flute's embarrassment. Worse, when he suggested that Guitar wear pants, the image of the enormous BULGE (caused by the deer's head) under the warrior's waist horrified Flute.
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''
** The Three-Tailed Beast is a cross between a turtle and a prawn (most noticeably its tails), while the Eight-Tailed is a giant bull with octopus tentacles for "tails" and large humanoid arms. We see in an artbook that the Five-Tails is a dolphin-horse.
** [[spoiler:Manda 2, a modified clone of [[{{Kaiju}} Manda]] made by Kabuto]] is a combination of several different kinds of snakes: a pit viper's head, cobra's hood, and a rattlesnake's tail. It also has eagle-like claws, much the same as the traditional Eastern dragon.
* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' has chimeras, which are regular animals alchemically combined. And sometimes they {{talk|ing animal}}. The disturbing part about this is that a talking chimera requires fusing a ''human'' with an animal.
* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'', Dio Brando loves to make creatures zombies and then fusing their parts.
* Chimairamon of ''DigimonAdventure02'' is based on the mythical chimera, and it shows. Several other species fall under this on a less extreme scale, with other obvious ones generally the product of a FusionDance.
** [[OurMonstersAreWeird Ikkakumon]] is a particularly odd example, being a mash-up of various arctic animals (Polar Bear, Walrus, and Narwhal).
* All the ''TenchiMuyo'' series and spinoffs contain Ryo-Ohki, a cat-rabbit hybrid, often referred to as a "cabbit". ''TenchiMuyoGXP'' also contains a second cabbit, named Fuku. ''[[AlternateUniverse Tenchi Universe]]'' has Ken-Ohki, a male cabbit who ends up as Ryo-Ohki's boyfriend.
* In ''RanmaOneHalf'', Jusenkyo has a spring called "Niuhomanmaolenniichuan" ([[SpellMyNameWithAnS or variations thereof]]), which translates as "Spring of Drowned Yeti Riding Ox While Carrying Crane And Eel" and is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. Anyone who falls into this spring gains an [[OneWingedAngel alternate form]] that is considered exceptionally formidable. In essence, it's a [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever giant]] minotaur (legs and head of an ox, body and arms of a yeti) with an eel growing from its spine to form a tail and a tiny set of crane wings sprouting from its shoulders. It's [[SuperStrength inhumanly strong]], [[LightningBruiser surprisingly quick]], [[MadeOfIron massively tough]], and capable of flight. Needless to say, the one character who has this spring considers himself CursedWithAwesome and has no desire to remove it. In fact, possibly because this form was created by such a mixed up spring, he later manages to assimilate a Spring of Drowned Octopus curse, giving himself CombatTentacles and the ability to spray ink from his fingers. ([[FridgeLogic Though it still begs the question of how these springs can exist, considering the inherent difficulty in drowning an octopus and/or an eel]].)
** [[FridgeBrilliance Freshwater spring, saltwater sealife]].
* Plenty of ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'''s Apostles and other monsters can be described as these, ranging from Zodd (Bull/tiger/ape) to the ogres (giant humanoids with sperm whale snouts and elephant tusks) to the trolls (Rat/monkey/pig). Then there's the Pisacha, they look like those sea monsters from old sea maps, with elephant trunks, made by mutating a whale.
** There also happened to be a kelpie (mythological water horses known for luring and drowning their victims) that looked like a cross between a horse and a toad - http://manga.animea.net/berserk-chapter-25-page-101.html
* ''Manga/{{Inuyasha}}'' is practically MADE of this trope; most of the [[AirborneMook low-level demons]] are serpents or arthropods.
* ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'', ''Anime/BeastWarsII'', and ''Anime/BeastWarsNeo'' features several mix/hybrid critters as alt-modes.
* ''Anime/AgnisPhilosophy'' features a hyena-porcupine cross with MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily.
* ''Manga/AnimalLand'' has distorted mix and match animal abominations that contrast the normal animal characters. These things are fittingly called Chimeras.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Five words: [[http://superdickery.com/index.php?view=article&catid=29%3Aconfounding-comic-covers-index&id=1262%3Athe-animal-vegetable-mineral-menace&option=com_content&Itemid=51 The Animal-Vegetable-Mineral Man]]. Technically, he was a ridiculously overpowered [[VoluntaryShapeshifting Shapeshifter]]. [[ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs Who liked turning into mix-and-match critters. A LOT.]]
* TheDCU character B'wana Beast's power is to ''make'' these from two animals.
* Franchise/{{Marsupilami}}, from ''ComicBook/SpirouAndFantasio'' and the eponymous title, are vaguely monkey-like creatures, oviparous but with a belly button, with a leopard coat and the occasional melanistic individual.
* Also from TheDCU, Ultraa, the Multi-Alien. Four alien races have rayguns designed to [[YouWillBeAssimilated turn unsuspecting people into members of their race]]. Ultraa gets hit by all four at once.
* If BearsAreBadNews and EverythingsEvenWorseWithSharks, then it's hard to imagine just [[UpToEleven how appalling]] things are with [[http://theygotmixedup.blogspot.com/ Sea Bear and Grizzly Shark]]!
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_League_of_Extraordinary_Gentlemen,_Volume_II#Issue_6:_.22You_Should_See_Me_Dance_the_Polka...22: H-142]] from ''ComicBook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen''.
* ''ComicBook/RedHoodAndTheOutlaws'': Crux's mutated form, which is both bat-like and reptilian.
* The Night/Clone-Creature in ''Comicbook/TheFrankensteinMonster'' is created from two dozen different animal DNAs, with the boar and alligator parts being most prominent in its actual appearance.
* In ''ComicBook/ShamansTears'', Thom Broadarrow is exposed to the Circle Sea mutagenic compound and is transformed into a composite of a dozen different creatures found in his taxidermy shop.
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[[folder:Fan Fic]]
* ScriptFic ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries''' [[GetBackToTheFuture "Time Terror"]] shows Sherman, stranded in [[{{Zeerust}} the future]], forced to become one of these in order to sell... something.
* Randall in ''Fanfic/AngelasPetMonster'' is believed to be a "Lizog" (a lizard-dog hybrid) by most of the humans. [[spoiler:Played straight when Randall has puppies with Lucille.]]
* In ''FanFic/CrownsOfTheKingdom'', these are some of the forms taken by the Dispirations.
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[[folder:Film]]
* Davy Jones's fishy crew in ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean''.
* Romero's animals in ''SpyKids II: The Island of the Lost Dreams''.
** Of course, most of the "Zoo Too" creatures being referred to have names already associated with existing animals, such as [[HurricaneOfPuns the tiger-shark, sheep-dog, horse-fly, cat-fish, bull-frog and the plot-important]] [[spoiler:spider-monkey]]. And these were created by ''accident''. Whatever you say, Romero.
* The Beast in Disney's ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' has the mane of a lion, the beard and head of a buffalo, the brows of a gorilla, the eyes of a human, the tusks of a wild boar, the body of a bear, and the hind legs and tail of a wolf.
* In ''{{Shrek}} 3'', we see children of [[HotSkittyOnWailordAction Donkey and the Dragon]].
** The "Dronkeys" (as they are officially called) first made their appearance in a PostCreditsScene at the end of ''Shrek 2'' to explain why Dragon had been gone for most of the film.
*** Donkey even lampshades their appearance. "Look at our adorable mutant babies!"
* ''Film/QTheWingedSerpent'' has the head of a vulture, feathered wings, a snake-like tail, and four limbs sort of like an iguana. On top of that, Q is meant to be the dragon-god Quetzelcoatl... and doesn't really look like him either.
* One of Flint's failed inventions on ''CloudyWithAChanceOfMeatballs'' is the pigeonrat.
* ''Film/{{Sharktopus}}''! Heck, Sci-Fi Channel original movies tend to run on these, to the point where there almost appears to be a competition as to which movie features the most ludicrous monster. (Mansquito, Sharkodile, ad infinitum.)
** Not that exploitation-flicks that use this trope are anything new, as per ''Film/{{Sharktopus}}'''s precursor from the '80s, ''Film/DevilFish''.
* In ''Film/HouseIITheSecondStory'', we have Bippy, the dog with a caterpillar body that was found in the Triassic period.
* And the wonderful Bat-Rat-Spider-Crab-Monkey creature in ''Film/TheAngryRedPlanet'', which is pretty much exactly what it sounds like.
* ''Franchise/StarWars'' has a few. Most notably Hutts, who are slugs with small arms. Also Toydarians, who look like giant mosquitos...sort of. And Jar Jar is a frog with eyestalks.
* ''{{Frankenweenie}}'' (the animated movie) [[spoiler:has Mr. Whiskers fused with a bat near the end]].
* ''TheCroods'' ([[http://teaser-trailer.com/movie/the-croods/ examples]]) is loaded with prehistoric animals that look like tiny elephant/mice, small wolf/crocodiles, large ostrich/rams, giant mammoth/rabbits, birds that look like turtles, a saber-toothed tiger with a parrot's colors, and (of course) a bear with the face of an owl. There's also an animal that looks like a gourd but has a load of sharp teeth.
** Quite why Dreamworks couldn't use real prehistoric animals is a mystery...
*** WordOfGod explains the setting of the film as a fictitious era called the Croodaceous, which was an "awkward puberty period of evolution" where nature was trying really weird things.
** And real prehistoric animals were already in ''IceAge''. Even the one example of this trope there, the saber-toothed squirrel Scrat, [[LifeImitatesArt ended up having]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cronopio_%28mammal%29 a real life analogue discovered...]]]
* In ''{{WesternAnimation/Epic}}'', the Boggan {{Mooks}} look like a cross between frogs and sharks. Mandrake and his son, however, look more cat- and human- like.
* Franchise/{{Godzilla}} was created by combining the general body plan of a ''TyrannosaurusRex'' ([[ScienceMarchesOn as it was believed to look at the time, at least]]), the dorsal plates of a ''Stegosaurus'', and the long prehensile arms of an ''Iguanadon''. ''Film/{{Godzilla 2014}}'' also gave him sauropod-like feet and gills.
** ''Film/{{Godzilla 2014}}'' also features the Mutos, Godzilla's opponents, which critics have most commonly characterized as a mix between a preying mantis and a pterosaur.
* Uni-Kitty of ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie'', who's a unicorn and a cat.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* The children's book ''[[http://www.vintagechildrensbooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=9627 Scranimals]]'' is about an island filled with these. Some are straight-up animal-animal combinations, but the majority are half-animal, half-fruit (or half-vegetable). Examples include the broccolion, the radishark, the ''orange''utan, and the ostricheetah.
* In the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novel ''Discworld/{{Eric}}'', the demon-god Quetzovercoatl is described as "half-man, half-chicken, half-jaguar, half-serpent, half-scorpion and half-mad".
** Making for "a wossname total of three homicidal maniacs."
** Discworld also has the chimera in ''Discworld/{{Sourcery}}''. Unlike the Greek version, the Disc's chimera has the legs of a mermaid, the hair of a tortoise, the teeth of a fowl and the wings of a snake. It's similar to the Greek chimera in having the breath of a furnace, and the temperament of a rubber balloon in a hurricane.
** From ''Going Postal'': It was said that there was one horse in Ankh-Morpork that had a longitudinal seam from head to tail, being sewn together from what was left of two horses that had been involved in a particularly nasty accident.
** And in ''The New Discworld Companion'', it's mentioned that many of the animals kept at the College of Heralds are descended from previous generations of heraldic models, who'd gotten rather friendly with one another. And it shows.
* In Mary Stanton's novels, Anor, a demon in horse mythology, is a red horse with feline eyes, claws, and fangs, and an appetite for red meat.
* ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'' had several: Billy-bumblers combined traits of a raccoon, a badger, and a dog. Taheen looked like humans with the heads of birds. The Low Men looked like humans with rodent-like heads -- they usually wore masks and tried to pass as humans.
** It's also unclear if the billy-bumbler is an actual Mix-and-Match Critters, as opposed to a fictional animal that happens to share a few traits with those RealLife animals.
* MichaelMoorcock got into the act too. His Elric of Melniboné stories included the clakar (winged apes), Dharzi hunting dogs (half dog, half bird), myyrrhn (a winged HalfHumanHybrid) and vulture lions (vulture head, lion body).
* Othello Bach's ''Whoever Heard of a Fird?'' has the title character, Fird, who is a fird (part fish, part bird). Aside from Snyder Spider and the Boogie Monsters, the rest of the cast is entirely two-feature creatures: dickens (part dog, part chickens), hyenant (hyena/ant), woose (worm/goose), shamels (sheep/camel) dryders (dragon/spider), the Blizard (bird/lizard), burtles (bear/turtle), Ms. Girouse (giraffe/mouse), the snoose (snake/mongoose), and, finally, [[spoiler:bishes (part bird, part fish)]]. There's also talk of a snog (snail/hog), and the sequel includes a snig (snail/pig). Oh, and almost the entire cast exercises a healthy ArbitrarySkepticism, seeing as they're convinced that there's no such thing as a fird.
** There was also a very short-lived line of stuffed toys by Remco based upon these characters, which identified these hybrid creatures as "Firffels". Coincidentally - or not - they arrived around the same time the Wuzzles toy line was launched ([[http://babbletrish.blogspot.com/2009/07/highly-dubious-andor-forgotten-80s-toys.html this blog post]] has a few pictures and was written by someone who [[AdaptationDisplacement had no idea]] they were based on a book).
* PiersAnthony has quite a lot of these. In his ''Literature/ApprenticeAdept'' series, he uses classical mythology. His Dragon's Gold books feature multiple hybrids.
** And, of course, who can forget ''Literature/{{Xanth}}''. Aside from "ordinary" creatures like centaurs or harpies, there are also things like flying centaurs, half-demon anything, winged mermaids, and mer-nagas. If all that is not enough for you, how about a half-''car'', half-harpy?
** In another PiersAnthony book every animal in an AlternateUniverse is one of these except dragons and possibly froogs. This leads to things such as bearvers and meer.
* ''Literature/TrueHistory'' (from around 170 AD) mentions "horse-vultures" among the armies of the Moon King.
* ''Literature/{{Dune}}'' has the Bene Tleilaxu's Sligs - slugs and pigs genetically mashed together. Apparently it makes the meat tender and succulent.
* ''Literature/OryxAndCrake'' has quite a few including wolvogs (genetically modified wolf/dogs designed for home defense), the spoat/gider (a goat with spider genes, used for the production of high-strength fiber), and the snat, described as "an unfortunate combination of snake and rat" (apparently both lethal and testy).
* JackChalker's WellWorld is filled to the brim with semi-mythological mix-and-match critters, justified as the result of lazy alien species designers cribbing each others' work. Meanwhile, the mix-and-match critters from mythology are justified as legends and "racial memories" stemming from our own species' creation on the Well World.
* ''Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz'' and [[Literature/LandOfOz its sequels]] had such creatures as the Winged Monkeys, the Kalidahs (part tiger, part bear) and the Li-Mon-Eags (lion, monkey, and eagle, with donkey tails). Not to mention the Gump (made from two couches, some palm fronds, a broom, and a taxidermed stag head).
* Literature/TheDraka's ghouloons, who are constructed from the genes of a baboon, a dog, and a human. They are actually sentient, and used as CannonFodder. To some extent, the [[SuperiorSpecies post-human]] ''Homo Drakensis'' race itself qualifies, as the Draka used traces of feline DNA to increase muscle strength and sense acuity.
* Most of the animals on Skeeve's home dimension of Klah, from the ''Literature/MythAdventures'' series, appear to be this trope, at least to judge by their names (e.g. 'spider-bear').
* In ''Literature/{{Leviathan}}'', something like half the countries in Europe rely on these for the vast majority of their technology.
* The Wearets in ''{{Redwall}}''. Half weasel, half ferret, all AxCrazy.
* The Mock Turtle in ''Literature/AliceInWonderland'' is supposed to be "the thing Mock Turtle Soup is made from." In RealLife, that would be a calf's head, so Tenniel's illustration gave the Mock Turtle one, with hooves and tail to match, placed on the body of a turtle.
* What do you call [[CthulhuMythos a giant creature with bat wings and a squid's face with tentacles and batrachian eyes]]?
* Most of the main characters in ''MaximumRide'' are some variety of this.
** There are six kids with wings and the ability to fly hundreds of kilometres. On top of that, one six-year-old can also breathe underwater, speak to fish, change her appearance at will and read and control minds. The kids were all created by lab experiments and claim to be only 2% bird (as if that made any more sense). All of the members of the "Flock" also have powers not related to birds at all, with the possible exception of Max with her super speed. Apparently she's part falcon.
** Even if you don't count the human/avian and human/lupine hybrids, there are still the Krelp. Not to mention some... ''interesting'' creatures given rather more detail in the "manga" version.
* Creator/GraemeBase's ''Truck Dogs'' features dogs with vehicle body parts.
* The book ''Catbirds and Dogfish'' actually featured these as {{Visual Pun}}s.
* Some of the insects in the ''Bugs in a Box'' series pop-up books by David A. Carter appear to be either vertebrate animals, plants, or inanimate objects with insect body parts.
* ''The Wingdingdilly'', which is about a dog that was turned into a chimera as a result of a magic spell cast upon him by a witch.
* The Creator/DrSeuss book ''Horton Hatches the Egg'' ends with the egg [[HortonHearsAWho Horton the Elephant]] was taking care of [[WhaleEgg hatching into a tiny elephant with wings]].
* Although the main character of TheChroniclesOfProfessorJackBaling initially assumes the insect/shrimp creature at the end of the second episode is the combination of several different animals, it’s actually just a modified mantis shrimp [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mantis_shrimp ]]. Although, the name makes it clear that they do resemble a combination of those two animals.
* Glatisaunt the Questing Beast, as described by Sir Thomas Malory in ''Literature/LeMorteDArthur'': "The questing beast had in shape and head like a serpent’s head, and a body like a libard, buttocks like a lion, and footed like a hart; and in his body there was such a noise as it had been the noise of thirty couple of hounds questing." (Also quoted by T.H. White in ''Literature/TheOnceAndFutureKing''.)
* LoisMcMasterBujold's ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'' has Taura, a genetically engineered remnant of a SuperSoldier project, with horse genes somewhere in there ([[LegoGenetics among others]]). She's friendly, cheerful and her favourite colour is [[PinkGirlBlueBoy pink]], but she's also eight feet tall and looks quite a lot like a werewolf. People tend to misjudge her on these grounds.
* ''Literature/TheIslandOfDoctorMoreau'' had a few mix-and-match characters, most prominently M'ling, a bear/dog/ox combo, and a hyena/swine man.
* In ''Literature/OnFairyStories'', Creator/JRRTolkien cited this as the first stage in original monsters -- though raising the spectre of muddy and confusing HeinzHybrid.
* Some of the Remade from ChinaMieville's ''Literature/BasLagCycle'' are this trope, sentenced by the New Crobuzon courts to have parts of animals, or occasionally of human cadavers, magically incorporated into their bodies as a punishment. Occasionally someone has similar modifications done voluntarily, to acquire useful features such as functional gills.
** [[PerdidoStreetStation Mr. Motley]] is an extreme {{Mix and Match Critter|s}}, incorporating so many mismatched limbs, eyes, mouths, and miscellaneous appendages into the same freakish body that, when Lin is hired to sculpt a statue of him, she can scarcely imagine how anyone could possibly begin such a task.
* In the ''Literature/ParadoxUniverse'' many Pelted species have more than just humans and one other species in their ancestry:
** Naysha combined the sturdiness of wolves with the delicacy of foxes, the strength of orcas and the agility and intelligence of dolphins. As well as a number of other deep-sea denizens and coral fishes for color.
** Seersa look mostly like anthropomorphic foxes with feline coat patterns (jaguar rosettes for instance).
** Aera have the DNA of foxes, mongooses, big cats, humans, and deer, they mostly look feline except for the tiny wings on their ankles.
** [[OurCentaursAreDifferent Ciracaana]] have cat-like lower bodies and canine upper bodies.
** Glaseah look mostly like skunk-taurs with a pair of bat wings and outer ears composed of feathers.
* The ThursdayNext books have Chimeras, which are creatures of varying description made by MadScientists.
* On ''Literature/DrFranklinsIsland'', the doctor has spent a long time inserting human genes into animal subjects, a few of which the viewpoint character gets to see - a capybara with human lips and back legs, piglets with hands, an octopus with a monkeylike head, parrots with patches of human skin and floppy boneless bits of hands, bats with human legs, deer with weird heads, a jungle cat whose brain changed which howls. His assistant says the changes can be "random".
* ''Literature/{{Eclipse}}'' has this as the Zoans' schtick. Two of the more notable examples include a creature with the head of an ox and spider-like hands. Escou Draldoch, the most prominent Zoan, is a bipedal velociraptor with grasshopper legs and a crocodile snout. Apparently, they seem to be fairly common in the southeastern part of the world.
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': Twilight's form in our dimension is a winged lion. The design team refers to this as a "gryphon," although that's not quite accurate, as a gryphon has an eagle's head.
* Alluded to on ''Series/DegrassiTheNextGeneration'': Marco thinks bees are "like flying death monkeys".
* ''KrattsCreatures'' has Ttark, an [[RogerRabbitEffect animated creature]] who is a combination of a mammal, a reptile, and a bird.
* ''Series/{{Merlin}}'' has featured a hippogriph. This one didn't appear though.
-->'''Arthur:''' It is said to have the body of a lion, the wings of an eagle and [[BlatantLies the... face of a... bear]].
** Also, since monsters in ''Merlin'' tend to be creatures from medieval heraldry or Arthurian legends, Mix-and-Match Critters appear at least twice a season.
* ''PowerRangers'' has had a few, since because of the rubber suit, all of them have to be humanoid. Most notable is one in the first season, right after Tommy joined, that was part turtle and part...''traffic light''?
* ''Series/FaceOff'', a makeup design competition, had this as a challenge on the Season 7 episode "Animal Attraction". The designers had to make a mix-and-match critter of their choice.
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[[folder:Music]]
* Music/ProfessorElemental's song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlQKinJdK1U Animal Magic]] revolves around him describing his mix and match animal experiments.
-->''No, my Chimpangoat's not the prettiest of creatures''
-->''My Donkeypede has the silliest of features''
-->''My lobsterroos don't like their claws''
-->''My Batraffes do fly into doors''
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[[folder:Mythology]]
* The Chimera (who resembles a three-headed monster with the head of a lion, the body of a goat, and the tail of a serpent) is probably the most prominent of these, to the extent that a number of works of fiction use "Chimera" as a generic term for Mix And Match Critters of all sorts.
* In addition to the Chimera, we have the [[ALoadofBull Minotaur]], Art/TheSphinx and other sphinxes[[note]]Egyptian sphinxes have human heads and lion's bodies. Greek ones have wings too. [[/note]], the [[OurGryphonsAreDifferent griffin]], [[HarpingOnAboutHarpies Harpies]], [[OurCentaursAreDifferent centaurs]], Pegasus, Sleipnir (although he's a mash-up of a horse and... another horse), Cerberus (who sometimes had a snake for a tail), the {{unicorn}}...
* Some scientists believe that the dragon is itself a mix-and-match creature that was deeply ingrained into our psychology through evolution, which would explain why so many different cultures feature some kind of dragon. The theory states that the dragon is a combination of mankind's animal enemies. The body comes from dangerous snakes and other reptiles. The maw comes from big cats. The talons come from birds of prey. The wings come from bats, etc.
** As for fire, animals instinctively fear fire. Humans have largely conquered that fear by conquering fire, but it still crept into the subconscious.
** Legend has it that the distinctive Chinese dragon was created when the first emperor took the heraldic animals of the states he had conquered and sintered parts of them together: horns from a deer, wings from an eagle, tail from a snake and so on.
* Many works of fantasy using these exact same mythological creatures.
** They also saw extensive use in heraldry, along with many other Mix-and-Match Critters that lacked a basis in classic myth.
* The Peluda was a dragon from France that had the head, neck, and tail of a snake, the body of a green porcupine, and the feet of a turtle. Much nastier than it sounds - it could breathe acid and fire, its quills were toxic and could be flicked at prey, had a special taste for [[DistressedDamsel young women]] and children and the only way to kill it was [[WeaksauceWeakness cutting off its tail]].
* The [[EgyptianMythology Egyptian]] gods are often depicted as humans with animal heads.
** Parodied in Literature/{{Discworld}}, "Gods are human-shaped. Even Offler the crocodile god is only crocodile ''headed''. Ask humans to imagine an animal god and they'll come up with someone in a really bad mask."
** Ammut the Devourer was depicted as having the head of a crocodile, the forequarters of a leopard or lioness, and the hindquarters of a hippopotamus -- three vicious and deadly creatures (Hippos, while vegetarian, are incredibly strong and fiercely territorial, and responsible for more deaths in Africa than lions). Jackal-headed Anubis weighed your heart against the Feather of Truth: if it was heavier, he'd toss it to Ammut.
* Two-headed dogs seem to be very common, possibly as a lesser version of Cerberus. They are already present in GreekMythology, e.g. Geryon's watchdog Orthus from the tale of Heracles.
** Most of the monsters from Greek myth were siblings. That is, all those that didn't have some other origin story were.
** Both Orthus and Cerberus must have been insanely jealous of three of their other siblings: the Khimera, the Lernaean Hydra that started out with nine heads and could generate more, and Ladon, a dragon with ''100 heads''. At least they beat out the Nemean Lion (not Mix and Match) and the Sphinx (indeed Mix and Match).
** Both of whom are beaten out by daddy dearest, Typhon, who had a hundred serpent's heads--ON EACH HAND.
** Actually, in some sources, Orthrys wasn't Kerberos's brother...well, not ''full'' brother. He was his half-brother...''[[{{Squick}} and father]]'' (Ekidne was mother [[ParentalIncest to them both]]).
* The peryton is a [[AscendedToCarnivorism man-eating]] half-bird, half-deer creature from Atlantis that casts a human shadow. For this reason it was believed that it was [[TheShadowKnows a human soul trapped inside a monstrous body]].
* In a deliberate subversion, 16th-century Italian author Ludovico Ariosto created the ''hippogriff'' -- a beast that is part griffin and part horse -- for his epic ''Literature/OrlandoFurioso'' as a joke on a line from the Roman poet Virgil which used "when griffins are mated with horses" as a synonym for "impossible" or "never". Although it never was truly "mythological" it is considered so today.
** Hippogriffs have appeared in ''ComicStrip/FlashGordon'', ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}'' and, of course, ''Literature/HarryPotter''.
** One of Dream's three guards in ''ComicBook/TheSandman'' is described as a hippogriff but is drawn as a Pegasus-type winged horse.
** Card game ''TabletopGame/{{Munchkin}}'' also has a hippogriff - a hippo with small fangs and two small wings.
* OlderThanDirt: The earliest civilizations, such as Sumer, the Indus Valley, Minoan Crete, and AncientEgypt, had various mix-and-match beasts such as griffins, lamassu, leogryphs, serpopards, sirrush, and winged snakes. The early Sumerians had [[OurMermaidsAreDifferent gods that were part man and part fish]]. And some sculptures found in villages older than the first cities also reflect this motif.
* The alicorn, pegasus crossed with unicorn, goes back to ancient Greek descriptions of "Ethiopian Pegasoi."
* Numerous Iranian mythological creatures were in this style. Their gryphon was quite popular (and likely originated from Aryan aka Iranian peoples), but one of the main ones was the senmurv, or Simurgh, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Senmurv a bird with the head of a dog and the claws of a lion]].
* The Shedu / Lamassu of ancient Sumeria were heavenly protective deities with the head of a man or woman, wings, and the body of bull or lion and were seen as servants of higher gods and protectors of households. Historians believe they later had a large influence on the creation of the lore about the sphinx, Arabian Djinn, Judeo-Christian Angels (particularly the Cherubs), and the worldwide practice of placing gargoyles on buildings. Also, one of Gilgamesh's greatest feats was defeating Isthar's pet Shedu.
* From the [[Literature/TheBible Book of Revelation]], chapter 13:1 "And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. 2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority."
* And from the [[Literature/TheBible Book of Ezekiel]], Chapter 1:5-11 5 "Also out of the midst thereof came the likeness of four living creatures. And this was their appearance; they had the likeness of a man. 6 And every one had four faces, and every one had four wings. 7 And their feet were straight [4] feet; and the sole of their feet was like the sole of a calf's foot: and they sparkled like the colour of burnished brass. 8 And they had the hands of a man under their wings on their four sides; and they four had their faces and their wings. 9 Their wings were joined one to another; they turned not when they went; they went every one straight forward. 10 As for the likeness of their faces, they four had the face of a man, and the face of a lion, on the right side: and they four had the face of an ox on the left side; they four also had the face of an eagle. 11 Thus were their faces: and their wings were stretched [5] upward; two wings of every one were joined one to another, and two covered their bodies."
** Ezekiel 41:18-19 18 "And it was made with cherubim and palm trees, so that a palm tree was between a [[OurAngelsAreDifferent cherub]] and a cherub; and every cherub had two faces; 19 So that the face of a man was toward the palm tree on the one side, and the face of a young lion toward the palm tree on the other side: it was made through all the house round about."
* The Tikbalang from Philippine mythology is a mix of horse and human. It has the body of a man and the head and feet of a horse. Its legs are so long that when it sits down, its knees are above its head. Some legends also give it a mane of spikes. Find the right one and you can control the beast and ride it through the sky.
* A Chinese dragon is said to have the head of a camel, horns of a deer, eyes of a demon, neck of a snake, belly of a clam, scales of a carp, claws of an eagle, palms of a tiger, and ears of a cow.
* TheJerseyDevil.
* The ArsGoetia portrays many of the demons bound by Ham and Solomon as manifesting in this way. Examples are Zagan and Haagenti (gryphon-winged bulls...although how you're supposed to tell those are gryphon wings and not eagle wings [[FridgeLogic is anyone's guess]]), Marchosias (she-wolf with a snake's tail and gryphon wings), and Ipos (lion with a goose's feet and head and a hare's tail).
* In German, there's the common term of the ''Eierlegende Wollmilchsau'' or ''egg laying wool-milk-sow'', the holy grail of farmers and by extension any manufacturing business. One animal (or product) that produces absolutely everything and addresses anything the customer might wish for. Some people [[http://whichboxmedia.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/coolstory3/eierlegende_wollmilchsau.jpg made pictures of it]].
* The worst of all? The Tarasque. It had the head of a lion, the body of a bull, the shell of a tortoise covered in spikes, six bear legs, and the tail of a serpent with a fish's fin. Doesn't much look like its [[DungeonsAndDragons D&D]] counterpart.
* HinduMythology brings us the makara, a sea creature with the body of a crocodile, the trunk of an elephant, the paws of a lion, and the tail of a fish with a peacock's feathers at the end of it. Some versions also add a boar's tusks, a monkey's eyes, or a stag's antlers. [[UpToEleven And if that wasn't enough]], it's ''also'' often depicted with a serpent emerging from its mouth. And yes, that ''is'' where [[Webcomic/{{Homestuck}} they got the name from.]]
* In JapaneseMythology there is a chimerical creature called the nue, with the body of a dog, the legs of a tiger, the face of a baboon, the tail of a snake, and the voice of a thrush. Famously the Emperor Konoe suffered nightmares, and one of his servants noticed a black cloud hanging over the palace. The servant shot an arrow at the cloud and out of it fell the monstrous nue.
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* ''BloomCounty'' had Rosebud the basselope, a basset hound/antelope mix. A tryst with Hodge-podge resulted in, of course, Jackabasselopes.
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* Woody Allen describing the Great Roe, which has "the head of a lion and the body of a lion, although not the same lion".
* Mocked by comedian Demetri Martin in his "visual enhancers" act, in which he declared that you could make a fantasy animal by taking any existing animal and adding wings. He gave as examples Pegasus (horse) and the griffin (lion)... and then a hawk, displaying a picture of a four-winged hawk saying "I'm awkward."
** Further parodied when he suggested creatures no one ever heard about, like a mermaid that's half fish but split ''vertically'' instead of horizontally. Another was the "Zebratard" who was 1/2 zebra, 1/2 hawk, 1/2 pig and thus was an improper fraction.
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* Look at an old ''DungeonsAndDragons'' [[http://www.headinjurytheater.com/article73.htm Monster Manual]] sometime. The Displacer Beast (a six-legged panther with tentacles on its shoulders that is never where you see it; interestingly, it was derived from Coeurl, the villain of a 1920s/1930s sci-fi short story) and Owlbear (guess!) spring to mind. The new Monster Manuals continue this fine tradition with such gems as the Howler Wasp (half-wasp, half-monkey) and Yak-People.
** A few more examples: some were specifically stated to be the result of wizard experiments, some had no origin given.
*** Chimera (1/3 red dragon, 1/3 lion and 1/3 giant goat... yeah, you heard me)
*** Dracolisk (half black dragon, half basilisk)
*** Gorgimera (1/3 red dragon, 1/3 lion, 1/3 gorgon)
*** Griffon (half lion, half eagle)
*** Hippogriff (half horse, half eagle)
*** Thoul (1/3 troll, 1/3 hobgoblin, 1/3 ghoul)
** That's not the worst of it. One [[http://index.rpg.net/display-entry.phtml?articleid=18739 article]] on this in DragonMagazine has armadillephant, dragonfly turtle, duckbunny, moat cat (newt+puma), spider-horse, and venom dog (mastiff+scorpion). Why ''duckbunny''? Just because it's a good idea to practice with something less deadly than owlbears.
*** Possibly it's a reference to an optical illusion (see RealLife above).
** As of 3rd Edition, templates made it easy for [=DMs=] to Mix And Match their own custom-made game critters.
** The cavalcade of "Half-Something" templates combined with the weird sense of humor gamers tend to have ensures that whatever can be spawned with [=D&D=] 3+ tools ''will'' be spawned. Whatever ''cannot'' be spawned, thanks to the stated rules, will be spawned anyway -- but put in separate cage with the disclaimer "[[http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=dnd/eo/20060407a it cannot be made because of rules, but if it could, it would be like that]]". The clear implication being that nothing but limitations in rules prevents things like the Half-Dragon Werewolf, the Ooze Vampire, or the Angel/Demon.
** A PrestigeClass, the Master Transmogrifier in 3.5 can do this, combining the traits of at least two creatures when using a polymorph or shapechange spell, such as combining a squid's tentacles with a dragon.
* The FightingFantasy gamebook ''Citadel of Chaos'' featured two monsters: one with a wolf's head and an ape's body, the other precisely the reverse.
* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' uses a lot of the same Mix-and-Match Critters as does Dungeons and Dragons (above), but outdid themselves in the ''Alliances'' set, with the [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?&id=3227 Phelddagrif]]--a winged hippo with a lot of weird abilities. They later came out with [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?&id=97052 Questing Phelddagrif]].
** The Phelddagrif, mind, is a ''deliberate'' in-joke. Its name is an anagram of [[spoiler:'Garfield, Ph. D.' after the creator of Magic]]. That said, Magic has played with the 'build your own creature from individual parts' concept from time to time -- the chimeras from ''Visions'' come to mind, for one.
*** This is actually the point of auras and equipment, but auras have the unfortunate card disadvantage, in that, yes, putting Holy Strength on your Benalish Hero takes its toughness up to three, but a Lightning Bolt (which does three damage) will kill it and your Holy Strength, whereas if you'd played (say) another creature, you'd still have a creature.
** ''Magic'' also has pegasi, merfolk, human/elephant loxodons, human/lion leonin, human/tiger nacatl (nacatli?), human/bird aven (and WingedHumanoid angels), werewolves (which are a major race in Innistrad), and, anything in Phyrexia, such as Tsabo's spidery cybernetic legs. When Phyrexia is done, [[BodyHorror you will be an example as well]].
** In ''Return to Ravnica'', the Simic League have discarded their old methods of BioAugmentation in favor of mixing two critters into one. A being created in this manner is called a "krasis". Examples of these creatures are [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=366319 a crocodile-frog hybrid]] and [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=366478 a fish-crab that walks on six legs]].
--> ''"Eh, needs more toad."''
-->—Gulistan, Simic biomancer
* ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'' 4th Edition has this, with more rules on Mix-and-Match Critters given in Running Wild. This includes critters who are dangerously magical, technomantic, or cybered.
* In ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'', this is the ''least'' of the weirdness you'll find in [[WorldOfChaos the Wyld]].
* What happens when you stick an EldritchAbomination and a Webcomic/{{Pokemon}} together? ''{{Pokethulhu}}''!
* The ''Alien Wars'' supplement for 5th edition HeroSystem gives us the Xenovores, originally created via genetic manipulation to survive a nuclear holocaust no matter what. If they encounter a new race that has a potentially useful trait, expect a new subrace of Xenovores to show up soon with that trait.
* The tizn'ts of LowLife are sentient mashups of... pretty much anything. The race's name comes from an attempt to categorize them, as in: "Tizn't a Bodul, tizn't a Horc, tizn't a toy car, tizn't a rubber ducky, tizn't a..."
* The forms of most werecreatures in WerewolfTheApocalypse are pretty straightforward man/beast in varying proportions (usually man->man with animal traits->three metre tall animal-man that bites people's heads off->dire animal->animal). The werelizards subvert this a little, since their warform isn't your generic human/crocodile mix, but a customizable chimera of various contemporary, prehistoric or not-at-all-historic scaled monstrosities. The chapter detailing the rules might as well be titled "Kaiju Creation For Dummies".
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* ''{{Bionicle}}'' had the Rahi Nui, a critter who we only know by its description, since it was never released as a toy. Nevertheless, the animals that make it up were available at one time, so we can guess what it might look like: its head is that of a Kane-Ra bull, it has the body and back legs of a Muaka tiger ([[FridgeLogic which doesn't actually have back legs]]), the powerful arms of a Tarakava lizard, the wings of a Nui-Rama wasp and the stinger tail of a Nui-Jaga scorpion.
* 'Magna Morph' toys are animals made of separate body parts held together by magnets, and so can be disassembled and reassembled into interesting combinations. Creator/StephenColbert pointed out that the set includes a [[BearsAreBadNews grizzly bear]] and a [[{{Eagleland}} bald eagle]], which means it's theoretically possible to create a ''Greagle'' - "Aah! Kill it! Kill it!"
* According to the back-story of the ''Franchise/JurassicPark'' '[[http://www.figurerealm.com/Galleries.php?SID=408&SSID=1 Chaos Effect]]' toy line, [=InGen=] hybridized various extinct species (whose genetic material was presumably just lying around) because why the hell not? Most fans disliked the premise and considered this a "very ugly" toy line (the garish paint jobs didn't help), but they did have a cult following.
** Somehow they combined a [[GiantFlyer Pteranodon]] with an ''[[MightyGlacier Ankylosaurus]]'' and made it '''awesome'''. Other creatures in the series include:
*** Amargospinus - (''Amargasaurus'' + ''Spinosaurus'')
*** Compstegnathus (''Compsognathus'' + ''Stegosaurus'')
*** Paradeinonychus (''Deinonychus'' + ''Parasaurolophus'')
*** Tanaconda (''Tanystropheus'' + anaconda)
*** Velociraptoryx (''Velociraptor'' + ''Archaeopteryx'')" (Huh. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rahonavis You don't say...]])
*** And the impressively ridiculous "Ultimasaurus", which is essentially the most fearsome parts of every nonhuman ''Franchise/JurassicPark'' resident combined. The toy was never produced, but fanart of the critter can be seen in Iririv's gallery below and [[http://fav.me/d2np75e here]].
** Finally, someone was nice enough to devote [[http://iririv.deviantart.com/art/Chaos-effect-collection-144644233 a deviantART page]] to the overlooked toy series.
* Disney's ''TheWuzzles'', somehow making insect/mammal creatures cute and cuddly, rather than an unholy vision from H.R. Giger's nightmares.
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* The ''VideoGame/{{Pikmin}}'' games have the Snagrets, which have the heads of a bird and the bodies of a snake. The Pikmin themselves are plant and animal hybrids.
* This is the entire concept of ''ImpossibleCreatures'', a RealTimeStrategy game wherein you can make an entire army of chimeras from your choice of a few dozen base animals.
* ''Franchise/CrashBandicoot''
** Dingodile and Rilla Roo, both anthropomorphic, are near-equal parts dingo and crocodile, and gorilla and kangaroo, respectively.
** The now-defunct epilogue of ''VideoGame/CrashTeamRacing'' said that Dingodile went on to form him own highly successful business which made even more of them, including the Gir-Bat, Kanga-Rooster and Dingo-Rilla. "Combine them all", indeed.
** ''Crash of the Titans'' and ''Crash: Mind over Mutant'' have mix and match critters in the form of the mutants. Examples of such are the Scorporilla (Scorpion/Gorilla), the Snipe (Fox/Tropical Bird) the Rhinoroller (Rhino/Armadillo) and the Battler...which is half Bat, half ''Switch Blade''!
* Many creatures in ''Franchise/JakAndDaxter''. One of the main characters is an ottsel (otter-weasel), and there are yakows (yak-cow), crocadogs (crocodile-dog), monkaws (monkey-macaw) and hiphogs (hippo-hog) running around.
* ''VideoGame/MOTHER3'' provides the page image, with some of its many Chimarae; bio-engineered animal hybrids that are the standard {{mook}}s for most of the game. Some of the crazier ones, like the Cattlesnake and Pigtunia, aren't shown in the above image.
* ''Fanchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' has several in each incarnation such as Wolfos (wolf human hybrids) Lizalfos, Dinolfos and Aeralfos (lizard men of various shapes and sizes), the Zora (fish men) and their descendants the Rito (bird men).
* Variation occurs in ''[[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog Sonic Adventure 1 & 2]]'', where the Chao develop physical traits similar to the small animals they play with (bunny ears, peacock crest, tiger arms...). Neutral and Dark "Run Type" Chao resemble Sonic and Shadow respectively, with blue or black striped head spines. Also, it's possible to make one look like freakin' CHAOS.
** The ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' series also has Fang the sniper (aka Nack the Weasel), who is a purple-furred bounty hunter and is (in Japan anyway) half weasel, and half wolf. He is sometimes referred to as a "weasel-wolf" by fans.
* Part of the appeal of ''VideoGame/{{Spore}}'' is the ability to build your own Mix-and-Match Critters, among other possibilities.
* The online game ''VideoGame/DragonFable'' inflicted the Dreaded Chickencow upon the world. Head, wings, breast, and front legs of a chicken, hindquarters of a cow; all of which adds up to the meat industries' dreams manifested in flesh.
* ''VideoGame/TheDungeonOfDoom'' gives us Alligogs (alligator-frogs) and Lizzogs (lizard-frogs).
* The ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' series features mole-bats, or ''moguri'', known in English as Moogles. The fact that they end up looking more like teddy bears than anything else can be chalked up to the RuleOfCute. [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsAdvance In]] [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII Ivalice]], [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsA2 though]], moogles tend to look more like a half-bunny, half-bat.
* ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'' has the Mooshroom mob, which is a red-and-white half-cow, half-mushroom.
* ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}'' games contain many mythological mix and match critters, such as gryphons, hippogryphs and chimaeras. Then there are wyverns, which are lions with batlike wings and scorpion tails (The "wyvern" name is odd since these beings are clearly ''manticores''), magnataurs (essentially a wooly mammoth centaur) and zhevras(zebras with a small horn on their forehead). There's also creatures that look mostly like real-world ones but with few parts added, like giraffes with gazelle-style horns and crocolisks (6-legged crocodiles).
* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''
** ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' includes Moonkin, which are owlbears, as well. Druid characters are shapeshifters, and if one takes the offensive spellcasting talents, you can change into one.
** ''[=WoW=]'' also has the wolpertinger. It has the body, head, feet, and tail of a hare... and fangs, wings, and antlers. They can also only be seen when ''[[MushroomSamba drunk]]''...
* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros''
** Yoshi is supposed to be a [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs dinosaur]]... with a turtle-like shell that doubles as a saddle, a chamelon/froglike tongue that [[BigEater swallows]] [[ExtremeOmnivore everything]], and has been known to [[DinosaursAreDragons grow (feathered) wings and breathe fire]]... and he wears boots.
** Bowser is commonly confused to be a dragon-turtle, but he's actually designed to be an ox-turtle. Miyamoto originally envisioned him to be an ox, but his staff convinced him to make Bowser a turtle instead. Bowser's final design merged the two creatures.
** The first boss of ''VideoGame/VirtualBoyWarioLand'' is the aptly named "Dinosaur Fish."
* The ratigators from ''VideoGame/SewerShark''.
* In ''VideoGame/BillyHatcherAndTheGiantEgg'', the hatchable animals include a kangaroo/lion, a sheep/camel/ostritch, a monkey/bat, a cheetah/gazelle, and a rhino/bird...thing.
* Of course, several {{Pokemon}}, especially plant/animal hybrids under the Grass type. To give an example, Sharpedo is a shark with the body of an ocean sunfish.
* ''VideoGame/{{Aion}}'''s natural wildlife would fit right at home with the ''{{Woozles}}'' or ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''; amongst the combination seen in the game: Faurons (ram/wilderbeasts), Airons (crane/peacocks), Brax (boar/bison), Snufflers (armadillo/elephant), Sparkies (beetle/firefly), and of course, pangolin squirrels.
* ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}'': Everyone say hello to [[http://img92.imageshack.us/i/dobermangatorpu4.jpg/#%20q=doberman Doberman-Gator!]]
* ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'' has the Lobsterfrogmen. ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.
* You get the chance to play as one of these in ''VideoGame/EVOSearchForEden'', since the game lets you mix and match creature parts.
* ''VideoGame/{{Klonoa}}'':
** Klonoa himself. Combine one part cat, one part dog, one part rabbit, and [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter sixteen parts cute]].
** Popka, who is half dog, half insect, and also appears to be part stuffed animal too.
* ''{{VideoGame/Gauntlet}}: Dark Legacy'''s Chimera: A lion's body with dragon wings and eagle talons instead of claws, with three heads: A snake, a lion, and an eagle, to correlate with the three types of Gargoyles and their elements (Poison, Fire, and Electricity, respectively.)
* In ''Return to Mysterious Island'', Mina must get past a sea creature with a crocodile-like head and a shark's body. Possibly it's meant to be an ichthyosaur, but if so, the designers put its tail on upside-down.
* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}''
** ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' has Nightstalkers, the result of an experiment in splicing coyote and rattlesnake DNA.
** So far all versions of the game have centaurs as well, which are a mixture of humans, dogs, cats, and FEV.
** ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 1}}'' & ''2'' have the pigrat as well. Also, the deathclaw is a mixture of Jackson's chameleon and various 'other species'.
* The Sea Creatures of ''TalesOfMonkeyIsland Chapter 2: The Siege of Spinner Cay''. They have the head of a sea horse, the body and shell of a turtle, the fins and flippers of a fish, and the large bulb antenna of an angler fish. [[HellIsThatNoise And their calls are... kind of weird]].
* In ''[[VideoGame/{{Parodius}} Gokujou Parodius]]'', the first boss is a tutu-wearing panda with a quacking duck's head on top of its own.
* The ''[[VideoGame/KatamariDamacy Katamari]]'' series (specifically ''We ♥ Katamari'' and ''Katamari Forever'') has the Cowbear (infamous for being one of the harder items to roll up) which consists of the upper half of a bear and the lower half of a cow.
* In ''HeroesOfMightAndMagic'' V and VI, mix and match critters can be created in two ways: they're either {{Half Human Hybrid}}s known as 'beastmen' who were created by wizard's experiments, or two species can become fused by the powerful magic present in a dragon-vein ([[OurGriffinsAreDifferent griffins]] are believed to have been created in this manner).
** In ''I'' and ''II'', while no explanation was given (beyond the one implicit in them being the diametric opposition to the nature-focused Sorceresses) this was a theme for the Warlocks -- in ''I'' half their available creatures belong in this trope (and they were alone in having creatures that fit it), while in ''II'' half their base creatures belong in this trope[[note]]upgraded variants counted separately, it is 4/9th of the creatures[[/note]], and the only non-Warlock mix-and-match is the neutral Medusa... who was turned into a Dungeon (equivalent of Warlock) creature for ''III''.
* In ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'', we have rappigs: pigs with soft pink fur and rabbit ears. [[BunnyEarsLawyer Emperor Peony]] keeps several as pets (and apparently also gives them as gifts to people he likes, at least according to one sidequest). They appear to be the size of real-life pigs in the game, but TheAnimeOfTheGame shows them being closer to the size of a small dog.
** ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia'' clarifies this. Rappigs are biologically rabbits that look like pigs, and introduces a new species, Piggits, which are biologically pigs that look like rabbits. Naturally, due to a mix of convergent evolution and using the same character model, they look exactly the same.
* The fifth boss of ''VideoGame/ChimeraBeast'' resembles a green-coloured cross between a lion and a boar.
* SegaDreamcast ActionRPG ''VideoGame/NappleTale'' has Frocar, [[PettingZooPeople anthropomorphic frog]] on top and automobile on the bottom. He's a [[PermanentElectedOfficial pillar of the community]]!
* In ''VideoGame/{{Syberia}}'', youki have characteristics of seals, bears, and dogs.
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Muut from ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'' is shown as a human with the head and feet of an owl (the original character from Cahuilla Native American myth was just [[OminousOwl a giant owl]]). ''Gunnerkrigg Court'' has also featured the classical Minotaur as a character.
* ''Webcomic/{{Inverloch}}'' had D'akor: furry, humanoid goat-wolves.
** [[TabletopGame/{{Exalted}} Is Ma-ha-Suchi involved?]]
** Sarah Ellerton's followup project, ''Webcomic/ThePhoenixRequiem'', also has Dakor. This time, she left out the humanoid and just made wolves with goat horns.
* ''Triquetra Cats'' takes this trope to the extreme with Splio Beasts -- animals which are ultimately the genetic crossbreed of every known member of the animal kingdom all mixed into one.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Irritability}}'', Exoth keeps a stock of modular chimaera parts in one of his labs that can just be snapped together.
* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' with its chimerae and ShapeShifting [[TransformationRay devices]]. This is taken to another level involuntarily with Vlad[[spoiler:/Vladia]] being created from DNA from several bats, owls, hawks and even a leopard in addition to human and an alien. Technically, Vlad should be able to change form at will, but the stress of doing so could very well kill him [[spoiler:which is why he was so happy when Ellen accidentally transformed him into a human girl]]. It's voluntary with Grace, who can mix and match aspects from [[PartialTransformation any]] and [[ShapeshifterMashup all]] of her continually growing number of forms. Jeremy, The Verres' pet "cat", has hedgehog spines -- this would probably get some weird looks, but pretty much everyone in town is used to Tedd's experiments by now. Also, [[http://www.egscomics.com/sketchbook/?date=2004-03-07 this]] critter in a filler sketch.
* ''Webcomic/ThePrincessPlanet'' often have whole strips devoted to Princess Christi and other princesses trying to outdo each other by showing all ever weirder Mix-and-Match Critters than the other.
* ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'': [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2004/04/10/episode-406-and-badger-snakes/ I'm sorry, no I won't take it. If we accept orc zombies, then we open the gate to all kinds of crap. What's next? Centaur dragons? How about demon fairies? Maybe buffalo elves? Heck, why not whale vultures?]]
** And as the title suggests: [[WeeblAndBob Badger-Snakes]]?
* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'': {{Mook}}s encountered in the Medium (imps, ogres, basilisks, etc) assume various combinations of features (and included powers) from the players' prototyped sprites when they enter; in the kids' session it's a mix of harlequin outfits from Nannaquin, wings and a sword from Seppukrow, cat features and tentacles from Jaspers, dog features and various levels of RealityWarper powers from Becquerel. The royalty of Prospit and Derse take on all the prototyped features at once through their RequisiteRoyalRegalia, and any Prospitian or Dersite can use said regalia. This is taken to an extreme in the {{troll}}s' session when they accumulate ''twelve'' separate prototype features including some nearly gamebreaking psychic abilities that made the Black King almost unbeatable.
** ''[[Creator/AndrewHussie Humanimals]]'', one of Hussie's earlier works, was entirely devoted to exploring this trope and all its potential MundaneUtility implications -- as well as subtle, playful satire of FurryFandom. Equius's lusus Aurthour and some of Dirk's work are a ShoutOut to this.
* Spontaneous Combustion has Swift, Gabriella, and the recently announced "badger-squirrels" that are all animal combinations. Swift is a variety of fast creatures (cats and rodents can be seen) and Gabriella is an amoeba-girl (and an oxymoron).
* Speaks with Monsters answers the question "what do griffons (half-eagle, half-lion) eat?" with pescazelles, half-trout, half-gazelle.
* Webcomic/{{Erfworld}} has the Unipegataurs, which are [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Winged centaurs with tiny horns on their foreheads]].
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', which is explicitly set in a world based on ''DungeonsAndDragons'', naturally [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0322.html takes this one on]].
** In a later strip, Roy questions the existence of a [[ArtisticLicensePaleontology brontosaurus]], and is told that if gryphons can exist, why not an apatosaurus with the head of a camarasaurus?
* ''Webcomic/BeyondTheCanopy'' has spider crabs which (unlike RealLife spider crabs) are giant spiders with crab claws. There's also a brief appearance by deer that have small trees in place of antlers.
* In ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfShanShan'', [[http://shanshan.upperrealms.com/view.php?pageid=026&chapterid=1 a winged lion]].
* ''Webcomic/MountainTime's'' snailbear somehow manages to combine this with FauxlosophicNarration.
** Also has the Lirus, which is a lion mixed with a virus.
** Not to mention the Pelican Cello, which is, well... [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin you figure it out]].
* ''Webcomic/{{Dissonance}}'' takes a relatively realistic approach to this--Pandora has traits of three different kinds of caniform, in addition to traits not typically found in that suborder, but it's definitely its own creature rather than a mix of the others. The protagonists are currently clueless as to what it could have evolved from (having dismissed genetic engineering, and only joked about aliens.)
* ''Webcomic/CommanderKitty'' has Zenith, an [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots incredibly lifelike robot]] that [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2010/04/25/plot/ has a face like some sort of canine, rabbit ears, a feline tail and markings, and a snake's tongue]], [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2010/12/05/dont-wait-up/ all of which were chosen as qualities of a "perfect female"]]. Her minions [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2011/01/30/action-sequence-go/ also tend to look like bizarre mash-ups]], having been made from [[BodyHorror spare parts of the people she's captured]].
* ''Webcomic/DragonMango'': One of the [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters many]] main characters summoned [[http://dragon-mango.com/comic/chapter02/dm02-29.htm a hippogryff -- half-hippopotamus, half-griffin.]]
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* [[WebVideo/NostalgiaCritic PLATYPUS-BUNNY!!!]]
* ''Lots'' of "[[FurryFandom fursonas]]" are this way, to the extent that there are bird-mammal hybrids, or fish-mammal hybrids, or insect-mammal hybrids. For whatever reason, part-wolves and part-Blue Jays tend to be especially popular, with griffon-like Jay/Wolves essentially being the Holy Grail of animal avatars.
** One strange instance had a character which consisted of a hyena crossed with a cuttlefish...
* In a somewhat similar vein to the above example, the {{furry| fandom}} roleplay City of Unity has this as a major plot point; As maintained by the [[PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny Orwellian]] government, Hybrids, or Uni-Class, (50/50 mix of two species) are held as the next step in evolution over the purebred Outer Class. (single species)
* [[http://humandescent.deviantart.com/ HumanDescent]] on deviantart.com loves doing digital manipulations of this nature.
* [[http://zoofights.squarespace.com/ ZOOFIGHTS]] features a few of these, notably the infamous [=SwanMass=] (it kept absorbing things and just wouldn't die) and [[http://zoofights.squarespace.com/display/ShowImage?imageUrl=/storage/round1_fight7/zoofights%20heart%20of%20darkness%202.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1269275079771 Heart of Darkness]] / [[http://zoofights.squarespace.com/display/ShowImage?imageUrl=/storage/zoofights4_images/losers_r1_f4/Hyperfauna.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1269858258233 Hyperfauna]] (who might ''also'' be [=SwanMass=]).
* RatherGood Flash animation [[http://www.rathergood.com/zoology "Zoology Dragon"]] that is about a Dragon that combines animals... Into cubes.
* A few more gems from DeviantArt:
** [[http://imaginism.deviantart.com/art/Baterpillar-Farret-58083850 Meet the Baterpillar Farret]]
** [[http://fav.me/d11vggc Humming-Gryphon]]
** [[http://youkaiyume.deviantart.com/art/Kanga-Lion-48360022 Kanga-lion]]
** [[http://chocoblock.deviantart.com/art/eleffebit-95355690 Eleffebit]]
** And [[http://thevoodoobuddha.deviantart.com/art/Girelephants-37625468 Girelephants]]
** [[http://adonihs.deviantart.com/art/Splice-Contest-BULL-SHARK-165048157 Bulldog-Shark]]
** [[http://fav.me/dz9wsr The mighty Llamalion!]]
** [[http://dragoness77.deviantart.com/art/Abomination-100826184 And the Abomination]] (Horse, elephant, tiger, rhinoceros, deer, crocodile, parrot, babboon, rabbit and buffalo)
** Chalicothere is fond of canine/fish hybrids like the [[http://fav.me/d1zabij Moray Corgi]]
** [[http://fav.me/d1wbqqb The Dogbunnyfroglemur]]
** [[http://fav.me/d23ogv9 Dolphidile (dolphin/crocodile), cockager (tiger/cockatoo) and ralk (rabbit/elk)]]
** [[http://fav.me/d1755r6 The magnificent Elephenguin]]!
** A whole menagerie of Platypus hybrids: [[http://fav.me/d2dt3kg Platypantheree]], [[http://fav.me/d1jb85t the platypillar]] (itself from the hybrid-happy ThomasTapir), and the spectacular [[http://fav.me/d1yabg9 Dragifforse]] (dragonfly, horse, giraffe, antelope, ostrich, cheetah, platypus, centaur, and more)
** The fearsomeness on legs [[http://fav.me/d1vbsi7 Antshark]]
** [[http://fav.me/d2zzfy1 Crocoraffe (crocodile/giraffe)]]
** Hellraptor has made a lot of these, including [[http://fav.me/d2kfbtd the Spinosaur-Alien]] and a [[http://fav.me/d34vr8s Tyrannosaurus/spider/scariest parts of everything ever hybrid]]
** [[http://fav.me/d2txsiz Dragon/Tiger/Rooster/Horse]]
** [[http://fav.me/dh7sp9 The ever-popular Butterfrog]]
** [[http://fav.me/d1jbsw7 Macadillo]]
** [[http://fav.me/d19webc The very sad Pandodo]]
** [[http://fav.me/d1by7iw Pelibat]]
** [[http://fav.me/d2lsy95 A Cobra-Dragon]]
** [[http://talkingmongoose.deviantart.com/art/Zedonk-Pegasus-Foal-32700303 Zedonkasus]]
*** As well as a [[http://fav.me/d46ndni Batgasus]]
** [[http://zilowar.deviantart.com/art/Character-Kydor-125439033 Kydor the Porcupus]]
** The rare and magestic [[http://fav.me/d2y434u Anglerboon]]
** [[http://fav.me/d307e6m Pandafox]]
** [[http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2010/210/6/1/Crux_fanart_by_WhiteRoo.jpg Cruxes]] are a somewhat less straightforward example, though still considered "hybrids".
** The almost-inevitable [[http://fav.me/d46nm7o Spinohog!]]
** A very different take on the [[http://fav.me/d1ypj26 Ultimasaurus concept]] (see "Toys" above)
*** And on the [[http://fav.me/d2qukn9 Duckbunny]]...
** What little girl wouldn't want a [[http://fav.me/d1qa846 My Little Caterpony]]?
** Behold, the beautiful [[http://fav.me/d2rti5v Pegaceratops]]!
** And the glorious [[http://fav.me/d2vw0wi Pavotaur]]!
** And the magnificent [[http://fav.me/d3e3hro Sheenicorn]]!
** The [[http://guthrieartwork.deviantart.com/favourites/#/d4zeqgm Walrolotl]]. Part walrus, part axolotl, the greatest animal that will never be.
** The [[http://guthrieartwork.deviantart.com/art/Siberian-Tigerpede-261925721 Siberian Tigerpede]].
** [[http://katepfeilschiefter.deviantart.com/gallery/?offset=24#/d4mab1y Lepus Panthera]]. Jaguar and jackrabbit with a bit of goat and horse thrown in.
** [[http://katepfeilschiefter.deviantart.com/gallery/?offset=24#/d47fkoc Not everything is better with penguins]].
* [[http://valley-of-siyyon.deviantart.com/ The Valley of Siyyon]], populated as it is with Centaurs, pretty much lends itself to this kind of thing. Which leads to such characters as and [[http://fav.me/d313k82 Elephantaur]], [[http://fav.me/d2x1o7d Turtletaur]] and -yes- a ''[[http://fav.me/d3kw34f Hydrataur]]''.
* Some Website/UniCreatures are hybrids, including Capricious (goat/dragon,) Felic ("cowbunnyhorse") and Diani (deer/wolf.)
* The Wiki/SCPFoundation has carefully secured [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-889 this former barn]]. It can even create mix-and-match ''plant life''.
* It's very common to find people on ''{{Pokemon}}'' forums and art sites who like to do "Pokémon sprite splices", in which two or more Pokémon sprites are taken and edited to create a hybrid of said Pokémon. These splices range from ANYTHING to Pikquaza, to Eevedactyl to Mewgong to Bulbatres.
* At [[SuperheroSchool Whateley Academy]] in the WhateleyUniverse, stuff like this is a common problem among the students. Diamondback is half human, half twenty foot long snake. Harpy is... a harpy. Psydoe is half deer. Gila is half lizard. Razorback is half ''velociraptor''.
* The [[VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy Dino Pirahna]] in Episode 8 of BowsersKingdom is the offspring of Steve the Pirhana Plant and a [[VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld Dino Rhino]].
* Most, if not all, of the animals in ''VideoGame/The99Rooms''.
* Several in ''DarkSouls'', such as the Catbear.
* The [[MemeticMutation Bearsharktopus]].
* [[http://fireandshellamari.tumblr.com/tagged/shark+puppy Stacey Lenaghan's]] [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Shark Puppy]] manages to be both this and a RidiculouslyCuteCritter at once.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''. Oh, boy, where to begin? The series initially had a few hybrid animals among those that just looked slightly different from real ones, but they became more of the norm as the series went on. The writers officially stopped pretending they were doing otherwise when we first saw a "Platypus Bear", which is ''exactly'' what it sounds like (and probably a tribute to the aforementioned Owlbear). The same episode also gives us what we must assume is a turducken.
** The TeamPet, Momo, is a flying lemur (it has wings similar to a bat's).
** Earlier designs of Appa, the ''other'' TeamPet, a flying bison, were a mix between a bison and a manatee, only with six legs.
** The "[[CallASmeerpARabbit penguins]]" from the first episode have four flippers and otter-like tails.
** The farm in "Zuko Alone" has almost every common meat animal, albeit mixed with a pig.
** A side comic on nick.com actually had ''scorpion bees''.
** And the actual series had the slightly less nightmarish but still pretty scary buzzard wasps. In other words, ''goddamned wasps'' the size of a freaking vulture.
*** ''Bigger'' than vultures - think more along the lines of, say, a cow. A cow-sized wasp with a vulture's head and talons.
** There are "koala otters" (creatures with sea otter bodies and koala heads that are extremely cute) living in the waters around the Northern Water Tribe.
** In "The Southern Raiders", we saw a plant example with a ''tomatocarrot''.
*** This is a particularly odd example, as other fruits and vegetables - melons, mangoes, eggplants, cabbage, apples, and many more - have shown up completely unaltered.
** "The Old Masters" has Aang making a reference to "a spider-fly caught in its own web".
** "Appa's Lost Days" has a shot of a jackalope. As well as a [[FullBoarAction Boarcupine]], which is pretty much what the name says it is and every bit as badass (it fought the ten-ton Appa and was ''holding its own'').
** In one episode, a "train" powered by earth benders passes by a herd of antelope foxes.
** Sokka mentions hunting arctic hippo, which many have assumed to be a cross between a hippo and a polar bear.
** It's believed that Avatar Kuruk's hat is from a polar leopard. (Snow leopards?).
*** This was later confirmed to be a Polar-Bear Dog.
** Catgators: catfish/alligator crosses. Kept as pets by the waterbenders of the swamp region.
** Dragonfly: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin figure it out for yourself]].
** There are Hermit Crab Spiders in "The Northern Air Temple".
** Gorilla-goat: Possibly one of the strangest hybrids ever seen on ''Avatar''.
** Tiger Seals: Slightly disappointing, as they looked more like striped seals than actual seal/tiger hybrids.
** Saber-tooth Moose-Lion: But the baby is so cute!
** Sparrowkeet: Another bad pun.
** Wolf-bats: ''Especially'' because they can fly AND prowl. You aren't safe anywhere!
*** Except, you know, [[CaptainObvious outside in the daylight]].
** Badger frog: Seen in "The Western Air Temple". [[spoiler:Zuko]] [[CrowningMomentOfFunny talks to it while practicing what he's going to say to Team Avatar]] after his HeelFaceTurn.
** Dragon-moose: Seen drawing a cart in "The Runaway".
** Turtle-ducks: Young Zuko is seen feeding a mother turtle-duck and her babies with his mother. Secretly, they are his favorite animals.
** "Snail-sloth": It's not seen, but used as a phrase to indicate slowness or laziness.
** Rat Viper: A hybrid between a viper and a rat, used in a proverb similar to our own "two-headed snake". Particularly interesting since rats are a viper's main diet.
** Aang meets an ancient giant lion turtle posing as an island, who [[spoiler:teaches him the art of energy-bending.]]
** Cow Hippo: Apparently [[FridgeLogic likes to eat meat]].
** Turtle-seals: Seals with turtle shells on their backs, of course (kind of like turtle-ducks). One was padding along at the back of a stampede of zoo animals (providing some interesing MoodWhiplash of a sort) in "Tales of Ba Sing Se".
** Koala-Sheep. Basically, adorable balls of fluff that make great pillows.
** Ostrich-Horses seem to be the main means of travel before the invention of air-balloon and cars.
** Rabaroos look like giant marsupial rabbits. The one shown also had three babies in its pouch, way too many for a kangaroo but a small litter for a rabbit, implying that the mixing goes beyond external features.
** [[ButWaitTheresMore And there's more...]] The real kicker is that Mix-and-Match Critters are such a common reality in the ''Avatar'' universe that the main characters actually show a bit of shock upon hearing a "normal" animal (the Earth King's pet brown bear) exists in "City of Walls and Secrets".
*** The fact that they're given portmanteau names implies that there are (or were) "pure" versions of all the animals mentioned (not just the bear), although they seem to be relatively rare or even extinct. There's a bit of FridgeLogic when you wonder how the hell they knew that a platypus ''isn't'' a Mix-and-Match Critter.
*** [[CuteKitten Regular cats]] appear to be quite common and socially accepted, with normal dogs also showing up but less frequently. They also seem to eat regular chicken instead of this trope.
*** Even weirder: if you pay attention you'll notice that almost all animals in the regular Avatar world are Mix-and-Match Critters -- but all of the animals from the ''SpiritWorld'' aren't! Hei Bei was a giant panda, Wan Shi Tong was a giant owl (but see below), the knowledge seekers that work in [[GreatBigLibraryOfEverything the Spirit Library]] are foxes, the moon and ocean spirits took the form of koi fish, and we also see a wolf and a talking baboon. That has some [[EpilepticTree odd implications...]]
*** Wan Shi Tong also transforms into an Owl-dragon hybrid when he's pissed.
*** The sequel series also adds regular, unaltered wolves. [[spoiler:They are unlucky enough to end up being victims of Noatak and Tarrlok's bloodbending training]].
* The SequelSeries ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' has more.
** Korra's CanineCompanion Naga the Polar Bear dog, just as [[CanisMajor giant]] as one might assume
** Bolin's pet fire ferret Pabu, a mix between a ferret and a red panda
** Descendants of [[ThereIsAnother rediscovered]] Sky Bison, and Ringtailed Winged Lemurs, close cousins to Flying Lemur Momo, live on [[IslandBase Air Temple Island]].
** Lizard-crows scavenge in Republic City's urban sprawl.
** Additionally, spider-rats seem to be a pest problem.
** Bolin once mentions a "poodle-pony."
** Korra uses a comparison to a "weasel-snake" as an insult.
** In Season 3, Korra, Asami and the crew of a downed airship are chased by [[ThreateningShark a giant sand shark]] that looks like the cross between a Great White and a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarcastic_fringehead Sarcastic Fringehead]].
* ''WesternAnimation/BikerMiceFromMars'' has Fred the mutant, who has a duck's foot, a bear's foot, a human arm for his right arm, an octopus tentacle for his left arm and three eyes.
* In ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}: WesternAnimation/BeastWars'', Fuzors are Transformers who turn into Mix-and-Match Critters. They include a wolf-eagle and a scorpion-cobra (no points for guessing who took what side). The television series explained this as a result of technical problems that occurred when they were scanning for new forms. A third Fuzor was introduced late in the series, though his origin was quite different, in that [[spoiler: his body was the fusion of the bodies of two other Maximals]].
** They were an entire sub-group when it came to the toyline. There were some weird combinations, but Injector took the cake as a lionfish/hornet. Injector is also one of the most notorious shelfwarmers of all time.
** ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'' includes a ShoutOut to the Fuzors, by having Ratchet mention one by name (Bantor).
---> "He was all mandrill before I put a tiger in his tank!"
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' has done it several times, including the half-squirrel half-chicken, Scuzzlebutt (looks like Beast but has Patrick Duffy for a leg among other things...) and [=ManBearPig=] (although [=ManBearPig=] is supposedly fiction created by [[StrawmanPolitical Al Gore]]).
-->'''Al Gore:''' Manbearpig is real! I'm SUPER cereal!
** And ''the'' [[PhysicalGod God]] is best described as hippo-cat with a lizard's tongue.
** Doubly subverted in one episode. They try to splice pig and elephant DNA, despite having heard that song by Loverboy. They don't get a pig/elephant hybrid. It looks like a normal pig. But...[[BestialityIsDepraved its face looks like]] [[DepravedHomosexual Mr. Garrison]].
* An early Fleischer Studios ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' cartoon had the Man of Steel pitted against the Hawk People, a WingedHumanoid species with bird heads, and strong enough to give Supes trouble.
* The title charcter of ''{{Chowder}}'' and Panini are both a cross between a cat, bear, and rabbit. However, the original idea for the Chowder design was to look like some sort of squeeze toy.
* ''WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983'' was full of these. Some examples:
** Molkrom, a centaur-like demon with the head of a horse, a wolf's tail and teeth, bull horns and tentacles for arms.
** In "Son Of Celice", Orko accidentally creates a chimpanzee with a rabbit's head when he means to summon a gift for the king of Tahrin.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Thundercats}}'' followed suit, of course.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' has fun with this, with the Esquilax, a horse with the head of a rabbit... and the body of a rabbit. Oh look, it's galloping away!
** Played straight in one TreehouseOfHorror episode where Homer gets turned into a bizarre creature with a fish's head, a donkey's ears, a pair of brooms for hands, and a chicken's body.
** There is also a memorable appearance by an "octoparrot" at a dubious center for scientific research which insists that "Polly shouldn't be".
* Most of the jokes on Creator/TexAvery's ''The Farm of Tomorrow'' consist of bizarre cross-breeding experiments such as an ostrich with a chicken (for bigger drumsticks), a duck with a banana (you peel the feathers off instead of plucking) and a dove with a high chair (a stool pigeon).
* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' villain [=DNAmy=] loves plush toy Mix-and-Match Critters called "Cuddlebuddies" (like pandaroo) and makes living ones with LEGOGenetics.
** She used her knowledge of genetics to create a cat-snake, rabbit-rhino, chicken and pig men, a lobster dog, a poodle-gorilla, a naked-mole man (from Rufus and Mr. Barkin), and supervillain Monkeyfist.
** If you look closely, you can see she wears an otter-fly brooch on the front of her top, one of her favorite cuddle-buddies.
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePiratesOfDarkWater'' had Niddler the Monkey-Bird as one of its RagtagBunchOfMisfits.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/SushiPack'' episode "Near Miss", Paradoxter, himself a man-ox of unknown origin, creates the Animixter Ray that combines two animals into one amalgam. The animals all go back to normal once it is broken, though.
** Funny, that sounds an awful lot like a plot by Dr. Nimnul in ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers''...
* Just in case humanoid turtles (and a rat, a rhinoceros, a boar, a gecko...) didn't qualify, the first ''WesternAnimation/{{Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles|1987}}'' TV series had an episode where the VillainOfTheWeek was a MadScientist that bred Mix-and-Match Critters to be his slaves (a gorilla-bison was among the examples).
** This was essentially how the mutagen worked in that series; any being that was contanimated would take on the physical attributes of whatever creature that they had most recently come in contact with.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLifeAndTimesOfJuniperLee'' has an episode dedicated to Juniper meeting a bat-otter.
* This trope is exemplified by Disney's ''WesternAnimation/TheWuzzles''.
** and Creator/{{Nelvana}}'s ''WesternAnimation/{{Spliced}}''.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Wondermark}}'' gives us [[http://wondermark.com/495/ the majestic Piranhamoose]]. ''Awesome''.
* [[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} Zoidberg]]. His species, the Decapodians, are hybrids of every sea creature there is--crab claws, cuttlefish for heads, ink-squirting, moltable shells, and then there's the dozens of larval stages they go through, including lampreys, trilobites, sea urchins, clams, and even anglerfish.
** They even have a sponge or coral phase. And when they mate, the males display their crest, but when you get lucky, you're really unlucky: All those who mate die.
* The "something that doesn't exist" from the ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' opening theme is a half-turtle, half-unicorn with webbed hind legs.
** The Bango-ru dolls from "The Chronciles of Meap: More than Meaps the Eye" are apparently like custom-made Wuzzles. Stacy orders an adorable bunny-bear, while Candace orders a Bango-ru that's half-cow, half-frog, which... didn't turn out so well.
-->'''Candace:''' I just discovered why cows and frogs don't date.
** Also [[Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz "The Wizard of Odd"]] had Buford as a combination lion, tiger and bear.
-->'''Candance, Jeremy and Baljeet:''' Oh my.\\
'''Buford:''' IfIHadANickel for every time I herd that...
* Alfe from ''WesternAnimation/TheProblemSolverz'' is supposed to be part human, part dog, and part anteater, although he doesn't really resemble any of those.
* Maleficent's goons from ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'', which all resemble evil pig-vulture-gorilla-crocodile-things.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTVSpecials'' has Scorpan, who can best be described as a crocodile-faced ape/lion with bat-wings.
** Tirac also has mooks that can be described as half-orc and half lizardman.
* Season 1 of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' has featured a manticore (in episode 2), a griffin (in episode 5), and a cockatrice (in episode 17). Discord, the villain of the season 2 premiere "The Return of Harmony", is a vaguely dragon-like creature called a "Draconequus" with the head of a pony and a mish-mash of other animal parts, including a pair of mismatched antlers, a lion's paw, an eagle's talon, and a snake's tail. Season 3 has "fruit bats" which are, here, portrayed as literally hybrids of bats and fruit (which eat fruit in turn). Season 4 brings them back in a DarkerAndEdgier form as "vampire fruit bats". In the same episode, Fluttershy accidentally becomes a "vampire batpony", gaining certain bat-like physical traits and an overwhelming hunger for apples.
** The classic Greek Chimera shows up in season 4. However, its main head is now that of a tiger in place of a lion.
** Alicorns such as Celestia and Luna are a combination of the three breeds of pony; the magic of a unicorn (horn), the flight of a pegasus (wings) and the strength of an earth pony (physical strength and size).
* Penny, Gumball's girlfriend from ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'', is an anthropomorphic peanut with antlers.
** Non-anthropomorphic animals are often this trope to the extreme.
* In''Disney/AliceinWonderland'', Alice encounters many creatures of this type which include Bread-and-Butterflies, Rocking-Horseflies, Dog-and-Caterpillars, pencil birds, hammer birds, [[VisualPun umbrella birds]], cage birds, mirror birds, glasses birds, accordion owls, honker ducks, cymbal frogs, timpani frogs, and a broom dog.
* WesternAnimation/CatDog.
* One scene in ''WesternAnimation/DuckAmuck'' had the animator erase WesternAnimation/{{Daffy|Duck}}'s entire body, leaving only his head. Daffy then gets angry at him and tells him to draw his body back. The animator doesn't listen, and as a result he instead redraws Daffy as a bizarre quadruped with a flower-shaped head, mismatched feet, and a flagpole for a tail, with Daffy's flag displaying a screw and a ball. The animator then draws a mirror in front of Daffy, causing him to freak out after seeing his reflection.
* In "The Camping Episode" of ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'', Spongebob and Patrick are wary of sea-bears, which are a mix of piranha and bear. Squidward doesn't believe they exist and tempts fate by doing everything Spongebob and Patrick believe attracts sea-bears. [[ButtMonkey Naturally]] this attracts a sea-bear who spends the rest of the episode mauling Squidward. Just when Squidward thinks he's safe after he gets inside Spongebob and Patrick's protective dirt circle (the sea-bear leaves after making a threatening gesture to Squidward -- it ''really'' hates Squidward), a sea-''rhino'' appears. And Squidward isn't wearing anti-sea-rhino underwear...
* Melvin the Monster from the ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' episode, "Hare Raising Night" is one of these, created by Dr. Gene Splicer. He has the head of a dog, the horns of a bull, the body of an orangutan, the wings of a bat, the legs of a pig, and the tail of an alligator. The pictures in Splicer's lab indicate he wasn't the only monster Splicer worked on, and and Splicer tried to make Buster, Babs, Plucky, and Hamton into a single species as well.
* ''WesternAnimation/CloneHigh'' gives us the hunkicorn: "half hummingbird, half donkey, and [[TooManyHalves half unicorn]]."
--> I hope your Mom wasn't the hummingbird!
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'''s B'wana Beast has this as his superpower. He can combine two separate animals into one. Even [[SeenItAll Batman]] thinks it's kinda weird.
* ''WesternAnimation/FanboyAndChumChum'' has the Rattleskunkupine, which Fanboy describes as "half rattlesnake, half porcupine, all skunk".
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* Any discussion with Mix and Match critters must start with the [[EverythingsBetterWithPlatypi platypus]], the weirdest thing that ever lived. An animal originally considered so bizarre that it was dismissed as a hoax. It seems fairly benign today, but imagine someone in 1798 receiving pelts of a creature that looked like [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/7e/Platypus-sketch.jpg equal parts duck, beaver and otter]] that also laid eggs. And that was before the male was discovered to be ''venomous''.
** The platypus injects its venom through the spurs on its FEET. While not stolen from another animal, it is still a damn freaky thing to do.
** The female, on the other hand, ''sweats milk''. And both of them can sense electric fields...
** And the best part: this semi-aquatic duck-billed web-footed egg-laying poison-spurred milk-sweating electricity-sensing furred creature is a mammal.
** One of the reasons for the skepticism of scientists was the abundance of fake taxidermied fantastic beasts. Collectors of stuffed deer heads and bearskin rugs looking for something more exotic and you can't get them a giraffe or lion? No problem, just take some bits and pieces from some different animals and sew them together. No one will know the difference. That's why scientists must have inspected every inch of the first few platypus specimens for stitching.
** Well, maybe not the weirdest ''ever'' - [[http://paleobiology.si.edu/burgess/hallucigenia.html Hallucigenia]] was named because you'd have to be high to even imagine something like it. It looks like somebody combined a worm, an octopus, a hedgehog, and some other things that only a Lovecraft could love.
* Ancient Greek texts described the "cameleopard", a creature with the body of a camel and the markings of a leopard. What they were actually describing was the long-necked, "spotted" giraffe.
* Furthermore, the Greeks and Romans believed the spotted leopard itself was born from a mating of a lion (''leo'') and a cheetah (''gattus pardus'' - "spotted cat"). Yeah, as wise as the Classical civilizations were, they knew squat about zoology.
** Speaking of the Greeks, in the unknown land, anything goes. People with dogs' heads, people walking on their hands... Both are believed to be distorted reports of baboons.
* It was believed for a long time that African and Asian elephants couldn't interbreed. This was proved wrong by the rather unexpected pregnancy of an Asian female in a zoo where the only males were the African variety. The resulting offspring, born in 1978, had physical traits of both varieties, but unfortunately died of septicaema aged 12 days.
* Ligers ([[Film/NapoleonDynamite bred for their skills in magic, of course]]) and tigons. [[Film/TheWizardOfOz (And bears, oh my!)]] Hoo-boy, let's not even start on [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Felid_hybrid hybrid cats]].
** But let's start on the ligers' less fictious claims to awesomeness: mane (the beard of the animal kingdom), golden striped color scheme, being [[GentleGiant twice the size of a tiger, and gentle demeanor]].
* Kirk Cameron's fictitious "Crocoduck", which he believes [[StrawmanPolitical scientists believe]] would be the [[ArtisticLicenseBiology ultimate proof of evolution]].
** Hmm.... snout filled with nasty teeth and a long, powerful tail, but at the same time bipedal and feathers? Wait, we have something like that. It's called a ''dinosaur'' (more specifically, a theropod, and if you want to get really specific, only maniraptoran theropods have vaned feathers).
** [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Notosuchia Anatosuchus]], a small extinct crocodile with an unusually broad snout has since, rather cheekily, been nicknamed the "Crocoduck".
** Also cheekily, the gag Golden Crocoduck Award is now granted to whichever creationist whackjob is caught on film making the year's stupidest argument against evolution.
* Sheep-goat chimeras can actually live and they indeed look like both sheep and goat.
** And camel-llamas (camas)
** And beefalo - part buffalo, part domestic cow.
* Actual experiments conducted recently. Implanting a human-shaped ear on a mouse? [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vacanti_mouse Sure.]] Firefly-tobacco hybrid - a leaf that glows in the dark? [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Glowing_tobacco_plant.jpg Why not?]] With current technology we could go much further were it not for those pesky ethical considerations.
* The Charles R. Knight reconstruction of the dinosaur Agathaumas (now suspected to be the misidentified remains of another dinosaur) mashed the spiked frill of Styracosaurus with the three horns of Triceratops, despite the only fossil evidence being of the dinosaur's rear end.
** On a similar note, the popular depiction of pterosaurs as some sort of [[http://pterosaur.net/myths.php crazy hybrid between Pteranodon and Ramphorhynchus]].
* According to a theory by one philosopher of ancient Greece, all animal parts appeared independently and were combined in different possible ways to form whole creatures, but natural selection pruned out all the silly combinations.
** Well, ''most'' of the silly combinations.
* [[http://www.cracked.com/funny-5588-hybrid-animals/ Cracked comes to the rescue again]] with various bizarre and scary hybrids.
** [[http://www.cracked.com/article_20144_9-animals-that-are-just-lazy-combinations-other-animals.html They did it again]]. No flying lemurs, but there is a gliding one!
* The Okapi; one of the few remaining giraffes that doesn't look like the tall blondes one thinksof when one hears the word. It has the body of a horse, the legs of a zebra, and the horns of a giraffe...
** Speaking of Zebras, lets talk about Equines. Most people are familiar with what you get when a donkey and horse mate, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mule a mule]]. But what happens when you cross-breed a Zebra with a horse or a donkey? You get a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zebroid Zorse]] or [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zebroid Zedonk]] respectively.
** Find any kid that sees a picture of a wildebeest and doesn't say "horned horse".
* Clarus the Dogcow, mascot of the AppleMacintosh. "Moof!"
* North American folklore has the jackalope, a jackrabbit with antelope horns.
* The Blind Men and Elephant story from India, where a group of blind men mistook each part of an elephant they touched as belonging to separate things (body is a wall, tusks are a spear, trunk is a snake, ear is a fan, tail is a rope).
* One well-known optical illusion depicts a creature that alternately resembles a duck or a rabbit, depending on whether you think of the long, paired structures on its head as a bill or as ears.
* Looking closer at a [[http://blog.webosaurs.com/2010/11/18/weekly-dino-fact-mighty-mosasaur/ mosasaur]], you'd think someone finally managed to take the badass qualities of a shark and a crocodile and combine into one badass dominant marine predator of the Cretacious period.
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chalicothere Chalicotheres]] looked like a pumped up-cross between a horse and a gorilla. Strangely, its closest relatives are the tapir and rhino.
* The extinct glyptodont species, [[http://iririv.deviantart.com/art/Doedicurus-clavicaudatus-133480077 Doedicurus clavicaudatus]] look like if someone took an ankylosaurus and an armadillo (already two awesome animals by themselves) and combined them into an even more awesome one.
** At the same time, there was a turtle knock-off of both in Australia: ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meiolania Meiolania]]''.
* This trope is not SpeculativeFiction at all, for horticulture: many plants for sale in nurseries and garden supply stores are actually a product of grafting, as when a beautiful-but-frail rosebush is fused to a hardy-but-unattractive rootstock.
* Cetaceans seem to be in the habit of producing fertile hybrid offspring: [[http://wildwhales.org/2011/06/pregnant-female-hybrid-porpoise-strands-off-san-juan-island-wa/ Harbour porpoise x Dall's porpoise]], [[http://voices.yahoo.com/kekaimalu-wholphin-6027624.html false killer whale x bottlenose dolphin]], [[http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1679066 fin whale x blue whale]].
* There is now [[https://twitter.com/AnimalMashups a Twitter account]] which tweets solely hypothetial pictures of hybrid creatures.
* Xenografting is the still-experimental medical technique of transplanting organs or tissues between species. Currently it's used in oncology research, transplanting bits of human tumors into laboratory mice so that various cures can be tried out on them.
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