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[[caption-width-right:350:Any resemblance to [[HarpingOnAboutHarpies certain]] [[Myth/ClassicalMythology mythological]] she-birds is purely coincidental.]]

One of the understated traits of {{shapeshift|ing}}ers is their versatility, not just in having multiple forms they can assume, or people they can impersonate, but by using the stages in between. When a shapeshifter uses a Partial Transformation they can selectively shapeshift a part of their body (often an arm or limb) into their alternate form. This has [[MundaneUtility a lot of potential uses]]: For example, a shapeshifter needing to [[ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman open a safe underwater]] doesn't have to transform into a ''full'' fish or shark, but can instead choose ''just'' the gills (and perhaps a few fins) to breathe and maneuver underwater, while retaining their human hands to manipulate the safe itself; a [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampire]] thrown off a building could swap out his arms for a pair of [[WingedHumanoid bat wings]] to slow his fall; and a sniper without any surveillance gear could [[AnimalEyes transform his eyes into that of an owl's,]] cat's, or anything else with [[SuperSenses enhanced vision]].

This can also be used for offense and defense, using their alternate form's natural weapons (claws or whatever) as a type of ShapeshifterWeapon while remaining in human form.

A second variant of partial transformation occurs when the character "stops" their usual TransformationSequence "half way" between their forms. For example, a character who can transform between a human and a wolf shape (and we don't [[TotallyNotAWerewolf necessarily]] mean a [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent werewolf]]) may opt to transform into a WolfMan instead of a "full wolf", [[MultiformBalance combining the advantages of both]], like the sharp claws and fangs of their wolf shape while retaining the bipedal mobility of their human form. It goes without saying that these "middle" forms typically look like [[SlidingScaleOfAnthropomorphism anthropomorphized]] [[PettingZooPeople animals]].

One interesting thing about the Partial Transformation is it's usually a "high-level" technique that can be mastered only by the best shapeshifters. A character who has recently acquired VoluntaryShapeshifting must first learn how to shapeshift between their "basic" forms before they have ''any'' hope of mixing and matching the elements between them; attempting to selectively invoke this without sufficient experience can result in some... [[BodyHorror messy]] [[GoneHorriblyWrong consequences]].

PhlebotinumBreakdown can also trigger this accidentally, and put the character in great danger; not only by [[BrokenMasquerade revealing their powers]] to unaware {{Muggles}}, but because the broken transformation can also leave the character "[[ShapeshifterModeLock stuck]]" between forms, possibly [[PainfulTransformation in a lot of pain]] at the same time.

Also be warned that attempting to utilize several partial transformations simultaneously may result in a ShapeShifterMashup, a special case of the shapeshifting GoneHorriblyWrong.



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* [[CuteBruiser Eve]] from ''Manga/BlackCat'' can transform different parts of her body (usually her arms) into swords, hammers, and shields. Her hair can be turned into fists and sharp spikes. At one point, she even [[WingedHumanoid gave herself angel wings]] that she [[SawItInAMovieOnce saw a picture of in a book]]. Her expy, Yami the 'Golden Darkness' in ''Manga/ToLoveRu'' has the same ability.
* Naraku of ''Manga/InuYasha'' will occasionally transform his hand into one or multiple CombatTentacles while otherwise retaining his default appearance. On other occasions, he has turned into a mess of tentacles while leaving his upper body in a mostly humanoid shape.
* PlayedForLaughs in ''Anime/JuuniSenshiBakuretsuEtoRanger''. Tart the Chicken permanently transforms into a more humanoid form pretty early on in the series, but sometimes, her TransformationTrinket [[InvoluntaryShapeshifter malfunctions]] after she's hit in the face, leaving her with a human body and a chicken head. She's normally rather attractive in either form, but both at the same time [[CluckingFunny looks completely ridiculous]]. [[BerserkButton And she knows it]].
* This happens in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' with Gaara when sand from his gourd envelops his body and forms an incomplete Shukaku.
** Naruto's is more complex. After forming the 6th tail, an incomplete skeleton forms and attaches to the V2 cloak. The 7th tail results in a complete skeleton and a full-sized [[AnimalBattleAura fox-shaped aura]]. The [[OhCrap 8th tail]] results in the aura being replaced with organic tissue (muscle, organs, eyes), though skin, fur, and tails have yet to be formed.
** Also fellow jinchuuriki Killer Bee can do this by forming any part of the Hachibi at will.
** Sasuke also manages it with his cursed seal form, sprouting one of its wings to block an attack. Jugo, the source of the cursed seal transformations, comments that this means Sasuke has complete mastery over its powers (Jugo can do this as well).
** Members of the Akimichi Clan can shrink and expand their bodies. An advanced application of this seen late into the series is the expansion and contraction of select body parts to perform what's needed with minimal energy expended.
* Another non-werecreature example is in ''Manga/SoulEater'', since some of the EquippableAlly characters can shift parts of themselves into weapons (this tends to be a sign that they're more powerful, with weaker ones partnering up with meisters). The most notable examples being [[ChainsawGood Giriko]] (who only fully transformed for the first half of his first fight and otherwise just manifested his chain on his limbs) and Justin Law (who's never been seen to fully transform into his [[OffWithHisHead Guillotine]] form). Death Scythes in particular seem to not only be able to turn part of their body into weapons but also make multiple copies of their weapons spring from their body at will.
** In ''Manga/SoulEaterNot'', it's shown that untrained weapons may not be able to transform fully: before the first chapter Tsugumi didn't even know what her full weapon form ''was'' (a halberd) and another student could turn into a sword except the hilt was still shaped like his head. They can even end up doing a partial transformation [[PowerIncontinence entirely by accident]], suddenly having bits of weapon pop out of their chests. As the first scene of the anime show, this is often how they find out they're Weapons in the first place.
* In ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'', Clare manages to Awaken only her limbs to save her CoolBigSis-figure Miria during the battle of Pieta. She later masters this technique, partially turning into an Awakened Being at will. As a much later chapter shows, [[spoiler:this may have something to do with her inability to Awaken ''completely'']]. Riful is also fond of this.
* Mr 2 Bon Clay from ''OnePiece'' is capable of it and can make arbitrary {{Shape Shifter Mashup}}s.
** On a more general note, all characters with Zoan-type Devil Fruit powers can take on their animal form, original form and a hybrid of the two. Most skilled users can transform only part of their bodies into the animal form and even change the proportions of their animal's and hybrid's forms.
* Elfman and Lisanna (the latter pictured above) can do this in ''Manga/FairyTail'' with their [[DemonicPossession Take Over]] abilities. Presumably their older sister Mirajane can do it too, but she prefers the Full Body version, which in this world is supposed to be more difficult. However, it should be noted that both Elfman and Lisanna can do the Full Body Take Over as well.
** In the beginning, Elfman, while ''capable'' of Full Body Take Overs, tended to only avail of this trope, due to the fact that [[spoiler:the last time he tried, he lost control of himself, and ended up killing Lisanna... Or so it seemed]].
* Greed from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' ''might'' count, it's more armor forming that actual shapeshifting, but he tends to only shift up to his elbows because he thinks he looks ugly when he covers himself entirely.
* In the film adaptation of ''Anime/HowlsMovingCastle'', sometimes Howl seems to transform partially into the bird-creature, and sometimes he's more birdlike and less human.
* ''Anime/HeartcatchPrettyCure'' and ''Anime/HappinessChargePrettyCure'' had moments where the heroines are hit hard and powerful enough that shift down to a partial state. For the ''Heartcatch'' characters, their costumes revert back to something akin to sundresses while ''Happiness Charge'' characters resemble something akin to underwear.
* The original ''Manga/SailorMoon'' anime had an odd case of this, especially in {{The Movie}}s and ''especially'' towards Usagi as something could injure our heroine and essentially render her naked except for the ribbons that make up her costume.
* In ''Anime/ShatteredAngels'', the five Angels can shift a certain part of their body into their mecha form's body part. [[spoiler:It's also a sign of what part of the original Angel they were.]]
* The BigBad of ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventureBattleTendency'', Kars, becomes this once unlocking his full power. After using the [[AmplifierArtifact Red Stone of Aja]] to become the UltimateLifeform, Kars has access to the [[http://i.imgur.com/03nEHcB.jpg biology, senses, and abilities of every living thing on Earth,]] in any combination, in addition to his [[LightningBruiser already impressive strength, agility,]] and [[AbsurdlySharpBlade natural weapons.]] When in this form, he is frequently shown with the gigantic, feathered wings of a large bird, enabling him to fly as fast as an early airplane, the tentacles of an octopus to add reach and flexibility to his unarmed attacks, and the ability to turn parts of his body into [[KillerRabbit woodland animals.]]
* A favored tactic of Nakajima Atsushi in ''Manga/BungouStrayDogs'', who rarely uses his full tiger form in favor of shifting his limbs (for added strength) and adding a tail. He's also been shown to shift just his eyes to access a tiger's enhanced vision.
* Used heavily in ''Anime/WolfChildrenAmeAndYuki'', where the children (And their father) can take on their wolf forms to any extent they please while still generally appearing human.
* Most of the dragons in ''Manga/MissKobayashisDragonMaid'' seem to prefer this, [[HornedHumanoid keeping their horns visible]] while they're in human form. They can also morph their claws, wings, tails, and presumably any other body part they choose.
* {{Inverted|Trope}} in ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'' - Initially Deku uses [[SuperStrength One For All]] by channeling all of its energy into his fist as a FinishingMove, but as a result he [[CastFromHitPoints injures his arm every time he uses it]], making it [[DeathOrGloryAttack impractical in a prolonged fight]]. His later [[NextTierPowerup "Full Cowl" technique]] instead spreads the power evenly throughout his body, turning him from a GlassCannon into a more sustainable JackOfAllStats ([[MultiformBalance with the option to switch back in a pinch]]).

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ''Franchise/MarvelUniverse''.
** Rahne Sinclair could change into a wolf or a transitional state between human and wolf. While still a member of the ComicBook/NewMutants, she was captured and taken to Genosha, where she was turned into a "mutate" slave with no free will of her own. When she was rescued, she found that using her powers restored her free will, but reverting to full-human form put her back in the "mutate" state, so she spent pretty much her entire run as a member of ComicBook/XFactor in the transitional state, until the Genoshans' damage could be undone.
** The [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Super-Skrull]] is all about this. He's got the usual Skrull shapeshifting and the powers of the ComicBook/FantasticFour on top of that, which means that if he wanted to he could copy any one of them perfectly. But why do that when he can copy parts of all four at once? Other Skrulls will sometimes produce wings to glide down from a great height.
** ''Franchise/SpiderMan'': Sandman's most common form of offense is to shift his arms into sand weapons in a style similar to [[Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay the T-1000]] (although Sandman was already doing this in the comics 2-3 decades before the ''Franchise/{{Terminator}} films were made). It is also not uncommon for him to assume a giant humanoid sand monster form during battle.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11989539/1/Hakkōna Hakkōna]]'' and ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12023508/1/Kaitō-Kokoro Kaitō Kokoro]]'', [[spoiler:Kiku can transform into his nekomataneko form, which is basically a mix between a human and a nekomata.]]
* A minor example in ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World'' comes early in the book, when Paul speaks with a half-bird woman, who complains about being stuck in “this wretched transitional form” after suddenly finding herself on C'hou.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Film/{{Dreamscape}}''. Tommy Ray was able to become a snakeman to terrify Alex. When Alex turned the tables on him, he changed into a half-man half-snakeman form.
* In ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'', the T-1000 frequently transforms its arms into metal stabby things while keeping the rest of its body human.
* Creator/JohnCarpenter's ''Film/TheThing1982'' could change any part of its body into any living material it had previously absorbed. It loved spider legs. Combine this with the mechanic that "every part is a whole new animal" and you get situations where you cut one's head off, they both keep fighting, and the head grows spider legs to crawl away.
* [[HumanoidAbomination Harvesters]] in ''Film/TheDeathsOfIanStone'' apparently have precise control over how far their transformations go. Their use of this varies--the [[MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch most heroic of the lot]] stays slightly human as a rejection of his heritage, whereas the DarkActionGirl seems to use it as a means of taunting him.
* In ''Film/UnderworldAwakening'', Quint turns his hand into a massive paw to slash through elevator cables.
* ''Film/FrightNight1985''. Evil Ed changes into a wolf to attack Peter Vincent. After he's staked he changes partially back into a human, looking like a humanoid wolf.

* This trope is mostly averted in the ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' books, because the unpredictable nature of morphing makes it impossible to guarantee a usable mashup of body parts.
** One time Rachel goes partly into her elephant morph to scare off a mugger. She succeeded in changing her face, but she also ended up bursting her shoes when her feet also changed. On another occasion Jake partially morphs wolf to disguise his voice.
** Cassie has a talent for morphing, which she has used to hold a centaur- or angel-like form (by morphing horse and bird, respectively). Also, her ability to morph into the second animal ''while'' demorphing from the first saved the day once. The [[spoiler: Andalite spirit that shared her mind]] has to comment that her morphing talent would've made her a hero if she had been born an Andalite.
** Marco once had PowerIncontinence due to stress, causing him to uncontrollably morph into weird chimeras.
** Andalites know a technique called a ''Frolis Maneuver,'' which allowed Ax [[spoiler:and Elfangor]] to create new human morphs by mixing the DNA of multiple individuals. It is unknown if one can use this to mix different species.
* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent werewolves can do this]] when it's near the full moon (although the [[TakeOurWordForIt in between forms are apparently unpleasant to look at]] and they ''have'' to assume full wolf form when the full moon is out). Most notably when [[spoiler: Angua fights her brother at the end of ''Discworld/TheFifthElephant'']].
* In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire'', Viktor Krum uses a partial transformation into a shark for the underwater task.
* In ''The Burning Realm'', a werewolf needs to convince some pirates that she's a powerful sorceress, and does so by transforming her hands and features just enough to make herself look bestial and terrifying. She then reverses the effect (with difficulty), because if she turns all the way into a wolf, she'll be in a recognizable shape and [[NothingIsScarier thus less frightening]].
* Literature/TortallUniverse : Daine from ''The Immortals'' can partially or fully change into any animal as part of her powers. Notably, when she's pregnant, she's forced to constantly shift the shape of her lower body, so that the fetus, which has inherited the powers, doesn't rip though it.
* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'': {{Inverted|Trope}}. In one of the short stories, [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent Will]] reveals he can use his {{shapeshift|ing}}er powers as a makeshift HealingFactor. He describes it as being very similar to transforming into his human form. It means he scars more than he otherwise would, though.
* In ''Literature/LoyalEnemies'', werewolf Shelena can partially transform certain parts of her body when in human form, like letting her [[NaturalWeapon claws and teeth grow]], or adjusting her eyes to gain better vision in the dark. Veres points out that this is highly unusual and other werewolves cannot do that.
* In the ''Literature/KateDaniels'' series, the more dominant weres have enough control to assume what is called a "warrior form", halfway between human and animal form. From descriptions, it's pretty grotesque. One character, Andrea is a rare creature called a beastkin. She is the offspring of a werehyena and a hyenawere, and the result is that while she can't take the shape of a hyena, she effortlessly assumes something like the warrior form, but with a seamless blend of human and animal traits.
* ''Literature/JourneyToChaos'':
** Elves have VoluntaryShapeshifting as a race ability and can shift all their body parts independently. They can mix and match as long as they know how to make all the parts work together.
** Eric possess the ability to shift parts of his body individually to his grendel form. This was, in fact, easier than the full transformation because of PsychosomaticSuperpowerOutage issues.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* In the two-part episode "Prometheus" of ''Series/TheIncredibleHulk'', Banner stopped halfway through his transformation. He had some of Banner's personality but much less knowledge, and he was stronger than Banner but not as strong as Hulk. He had his green eyes, but not green skin. It wasn't voluntary, however; it was caused by a nearby meteor emitting a high concentration of gamma rays, and not letting him revert fully to normal.
* In the ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' episode "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS4E4FearItself Fear Itself]]", everyone is celebrating Halloween inside a HauntedHouse when they are forced to live out [[WhatDoTheyFearEpisode their worst fears]]. Oz, a werewolf, inexplicably starts to change and [[ModeLock gets stuck]] halfway between man and wolf. He ends up huddled in a bathtub, scared out of his mind and muttering a hopeless SurvivalMantra that he's not going to change.
* In the first episode of ''Series/{{Being Human|UK}}'' series 4 George manages to trick his body into thinking it's full moon in order to [[spoiler:rescue his daughter from vampires.]] He changes to somewhere between human and wolf, which greatly enhances his strength, but also allows him to remain somewhat in control. There is one drawback, though: while a complete transformation heals what it damages, a partial transformation does not. [[spoiler:It's fatal. George dies of heart, kidney and liver failure just minutes later.]]
* In ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' series, especially those of the past fifteen years, you know you've reached the end of the series when a team transforms into their costumes yet leave their helmets off until they pull off their roll call, in which their helmets appear.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''
** 1st-2nd Edition AD&D
*** In 1st Edition wererats can change into human, rat or human-sized ratman form. Judging from their illustrations, werewolves and wereboars can change into half-human half-animal forms as well.
*** The wolfwere (a wolf that could take human shape) and greater wolfwere can half-change, thus gaining human arms and legs but keeping their wolf head.
*** In the 1st Edition ''Oriental Adventures'' supplement (1985), [[{{Youkai}} hengeyokai]] can change into a transitional bipedal form with arms and hands and the rest of the body in animal form. While in this form the hengeyokai can speak normally, use weapons, armor and equipment, and has infravision.
*** ''Magazine/{{Dragon}}'' magazine #265 article "Humanimals" updated the ''Oriental Adventures'' hengeyokai for 2nd Edition, by adding twelve new versions.
*** The "Basic" D&D supplement ''Night Howlers'' covers rules for player character lycanthropes for that version of the game. Newly infected characters start as "cubs" and have to work their way up to "normal monster" level (splitting experience between human and animal form) to actually get all the standard powers of their were-type. The ability to take the transitional "beast-man" form came most typically only upon reaching 9th level as a were after ''that''.
*** ''Mystara Monstrous Compendium Appendix''. The lycanthropic were-jaguar can take three forms: human, human/jaguar and jaguar.
*** TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}} setting, 2nd Edition ''Realm of Terror'' boxed set. Most true lycanthropes can assume three forms: human, a specific animal, and a human/animal hybrid. The hybrid has a humanoid form but with animal characteristics (fur, claws, etc.).
*** TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}} setting, 2nd Edition ''TabletopGame/MasqueOfTheRedDeath'' boxed set, "A Guide to Gothic Earth". Lady Michelle [=LeDeuce=] is a werefox who can assume three different forms: a silver fox, human being, and a hybrid fox/human.
*** 2nd Edition TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms supplement ''Hall of Heroes''. New lycanthropes that can change into hybrid forms include werebison, werecats, weredragons and wereleopards.
*** In 2nd Edition the jackalwere was given the ability to take a hybrid form that combined its human and jackal forms.
** Edition 3.0 and 3.5
*** All werecreatures (a.k.a. lycanthropes) have human, animal and hybrid forms, though it's harder to enter hybrid form than animal form.
*** Shapeshifters in 3.5 can also enter the Warshaper PrestigeClass, who can use this ability to sprout claws, elongate his arms, enhance his strength, [[HealingFactor heal his injuries]], and shift his vital organs around.
*** The Aranea is a giant spellcasting spider which can change to either a normal humanoid, or a humanoid with concealed fangs and spinnerets.
*** Wild feats allow a druid to expend a use of their [[{{Animorphism}} Wild Shape]] ability to gain a bonus themed after a particular animal (such as the speed of a cheetah), accompanied by a minor physical transformation. It's possible to use wild feats while Wild Shaping, even while Wild Shaping into the animal the feat is based on.
*** The ''strength of the true form'' spell allows the caster to use some of their original strength while shapeshifted into a weaker form, its intended users being dragons disguised as humans.
* ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse''. In addition to human and wolf forms the Garou could turn into Crinos (traditional wolf-man) form. With effort, they can even transform just part of their bodies (although they may lack RequiredSecondaryPowers-- using Crinos arms to lift a heavy object might snap one's human spine).
* ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'':
** Vampires with the Protean discipline (which allows shapeshifting into wolf and bat forms) could learn the Partial Transformation merit, which allowed them to change one feature into that of their animal form for dice bonuses or attacks.
** One Vampire bloodline in ''Shadows Of Mexico'' the Dead Wolves, could actually shapeshift into a werewolf Crinos form thanks to an ancestral connection.
* ''TabletopGame/CallOfCthulhu''
** ''The Asylum and Other Tales'', adventure "The Asylum". Proto-shoggoths can change any given part of their bodies to any form of living material (organs, skin, etc.).
** ''Masks of Nyarlathotep'' chapter 2 "London", adventure "The Derbyshire Monster". Eloise Vane is a werewolf. On nights with a full moon she changes into a half-human, half-wolf monster.
* ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'' 3E sourcebook ''Bestiary'' Second Edition. Were-Creatures could have a "Beast-Man" form, an anthropomorphic blend of human and animal.
* Michael Stackpole's ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'' ''Wolf and Raven'' short story "If As Beast You Don't Succeed" in ''Ka•Ge'' magazine Volume 1 Issue 12. Wolfgang Kies can turn into a half-man half-wolf form.
* ''Eureka: 501 Adventure Plots to Inspire Game Masters'' adventure "Where Wolf?" A character affected by the werewolf curse can change into human, half wolf, or wolf form. They are strong and fast in all of the shapes, and all have the human form's knowledge and intelligence.
* ''Arduin'' RPG. ''The Compleat Arduin Book 2: Resources''. Metamorphs are a type of ShapeShifter that can change to any of three possible forms: human, 1 type of animal, and a human/animal hybrid.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* In ''Videogame/{{Prototype}}'', Alex Mercer's de facto form of attack is to shapeshift parts of his body into weapons, such as claws, the ''whipfist'', hammerfists, a shield, or a {{BFS}}.
* Cornell the werewolf from ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' is depicted with inhumanely long fingernails in most of his human form's original artwork, besides being used in combat without fully changing, they allow him to shoot laser beams from his hands... for some reason.
* The J'avo from ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil6'' make good use of this. Blow off an arm, and they'll sprout some {{Squick}}tastic insect appendage to replace it. Since the transformations stack, you can accidentally [[NiceJobBreakingItHero make enemies stronger]] if your aim is crappy.
* Berserk Mode in ''VideoGame/DigitalDevilSaga 2''. Is a double-edged sword, really - your power attack greatly increases and critical hit become all but assured, but you can't use items and it's a lot easier to miss. In-game, it's represented by the characters partially shifting into their demon forms.
* ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'': The resident BattleButler, Valkenhayn R. Hellsing, has this ability. He's a [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent Werewolf]] can transform various parts of his body into one, or even into an actual wolf. Its kinda similar to how the Zoan Devil Fruits from OnePiece work.
* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', characters of the Nohr Prince(ss) class and the Nohr/Hoshido Noble class demonstrate this when they trigger their Dragon Fang skill, utilizing the claws of their dragon form in a flashy combo attack.
* Volga of ''VideoGame/HyruleWarriors'' does this in some attacks, morphing his arm into a dragon's claw or sprouting wings from his back to fly instead of transforming fully into his dragon form.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* It's been established that Timmain from ''ComicBook/ElfQuest'' can do the wolf-man... er, wolf-elfwoman thing, both with tail and without. Mostly seen in flashbacks to her early days though. In later comics she's usually either one or the other.
* Grace from ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' can transform to any stage between full squirrel and full human, can selectively morph away her furry antennae, as well as routinely pull off various {{Shape Shifter Mashup}}s with any or all of her continually growing number of forms though all of them are humanoid.
* Qwerty and his family from the webcomic ''One Small Step'' can all partially shapeshift, but rather than were-bodies, they can turn their appendages into tools.
* Sphinxes in ''Webcomic/WapsiSquare'' have shown the ability to take forms between full human and full sphinx. This includes revealing fangs and talons in human form, combining the size of the sphinx form with a human shape, and a few other combinations.
* Adrestia in ''Webcomic/{{morphE}}'' [[http://morphe.thewebcomic.com/comics/1942334/chapter-3-page-41-the-right-to-bear-puns/ transforms her arm into that of a grizzly bear]] to attack a training dummy. No one was allowed to joke about destroying it with her "bear hands".

[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation''
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2750 SCP-2750 ("Navajo Skinwalkers")]]. After most of their population was wiped out the remaining SCP-2750 were forced into inbreeding. As a result, modern day SCP-2750 are sometimes trapped in transition between their animal and human forms.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2791 SCP-2791 ("Fauste Bank plc")]]. SCP-2791 is specifically not allowed to grant the power of partial transformation of the body as part of their DealWithTheDevil.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDragonJakeLong'', Jake can transform parts of his body for when he needs to use his dragon powers on the sly.
* In one episode of ''Franchise/CareBears'', [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain Mr. Beastly]] accidentally breaks [[BigBad Lord No-Heart's]] [[TransformationTrinket amulet]] and tries to use it himself to capture the Care Bears. He discovers that the damaged amulet can ''only'' perform {{partial transformation}}s, and that these transformations ''stack'', resulting him in eventually becoming a comical ShapeShifterMashup. He succeeds in capturing Braveheart Lion and Tenderheart Bear, but discovers [[ShapeshifterModeLock he can't change back]]... unless [[ThePowerOfLove he admits how much he really cares.]] (Tenderheart then ''[[GoodIsNotNice blackmails]]'' Mr. Beastly into letting them go with a tape recording of him shouting "I care!" over and over.)
* Bioborg, Replicon from ''WesternAnimation/SkysurferStrikeForce''. Very rarely does he do a full transformation.
* On ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice,'' [[{{Animorphism}} Beast Boy]] seems to [[ShapeshifterDefaultForm prefer]] a form halfway between a normal human and a monkey.