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* The Zootopia fiction [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12690155/1/A-Wing-and-A-Were A Wing and A Were]], Judy Hopps is a Wererabbit here.

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* The ''ComicBook/BatmanVampire'' novel ''Bloodstorm'' featured Selina Kyle as a were-cat after she was bitten by a vampire, with Batman's occult expert Ariane speculating that the were-creatures turn into their totem animals, with wolves just being the most common.


[[caption-width-right:350:[[BearsAreBadNews Werebears]], [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent Werewolves]], and [[FullBoarAction Wereboars]], [[Film/WizardOfOz oh my]]!]]

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By far the most common form of werebeast depicted in fiction inspired by European folklore is the [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent Werewolf]], but many stories use other animals as the basis of their werebeasts. Some of these are inspired by pre-existing mythologies and others are purely the invention of the authors. Other than wolves, potentially dangerous predatory mammals such as big cats, hyenas and bears are the most frequently depicted werebeasts, but many other types of creature has been used as the basis of a werebeast -- wereboars, for instance, are far from unheard of. Sometimes authors use normally harmless creatures as the basis of a werecreature for the sake of RuleOfCute or RuleOfFunny. Some works will even use extremely unconventional ideas such as were''cars''. It should also be noted that while werebeasts normally have humanoid shapes as their default form, sometimes a work will reverse the order and make a werebeast an animal that [[HumanityEnsues transforms into a human]]. The wolf version of this is sometimes called a "wolfwere".

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By far the most common form of werebeast depicted in fiction inspired by European folklore is the [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent Werewolf]], but many stories use other animals as the basis of their werebeasts. Some of these are inspired by pre-existing mythologies and others are purely the invention of the authors. Other than wolves, potentially dangerous predatory mammals such as big cats, hyenas and bears are the most frequently depicted werebeasts, but many other types of creature has been used as the basis of a werebeast -- wereboars, wereboars and wererats, for instance, are far from unheard of. Sometimes authors use normally harmless creatures as the basis of a werecreature for the sake of RuleOfCute or RuleOfFunny. Some works will even use extremely unconventional ideas such as were''cars''. It should also be noted that while werebeasts normally have humanoid shapes as their default form, sometimes a work will reverse the order and make a werebeast an animal that [[HumanityEnsues transforms into a human]]. The wolf version of this is sometimes called a "wolfwere".


By far the most common form of werebeast depicted in fiction inspired by European folklore is the [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent Werewolf]], but many stories use other animals as the basis of their werebeasts. Some of these are inspired by pre-existing mythologies and others are purely the invention of the authors. Other than wolves, potentially dangerous predatory mammals such as cats, panthers, lions and bears are the most frequently depicted werebeasts. However, many other types of creature has been used as the basis of a werebeast. Sometimes authors use normally harmless creatures as the basis of a werecreature for the sake of RuleOfCute or RuleOfFunny. Some works will even use extremely unconventional ideas such as were''cars''. It should also be noted that while werebeasts normally have humanoid shapes as their default form, sometimes a work will reverse the order and make a werebeast an animal that [[HumanityEnsues transforms into a human]]. The wolf version of this is sometimes called a "wolfwere".

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By far the most common form of werebeast depicted in fiction inspired by European folklore is the [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent Werewolf]], but many stories use other animals as the basis of their werebeasts. Some of these are inspired by pre-existing mythologies and others are purely the invention of the authors. Other than wolves, potentially dangerous predatory mammals such as big cats, panthers, lions hyenas and bears are the most frequently depicted werebeasts. However, werebeasts, but many other types of creature has been used as the basis of a werebeast.werebeast -- wereboars, for instance, are far from unheard of. Sometimes authors use normally harmless creatures as the basis of a werecreature for the sake of RuleOfCute or RuleOfFunny. Some works will even use extremely unconventional ideas such as were''cars''. It should also be noted that while werebeasts normally have humanoid shapes as their default form, sometimes a work will reverse the order and make a werebeast an animal that [[HumanityEnsues transforms into a human]]. The wolf version of this is sometimes called a "wolfwere".



* In the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' spy/supernatural/political/general murderous mayhem thriller ''FanFic/WhyAndWere'', the dynamic balance of the city of Ankh-Morpork is upset by new arrivals, diplomatic staff accredited to an Howondalandian Embassy. For a long time, [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent Angua von Uberwald]] has considered her own kind to be the only were-creatures still living on the Disc. But new arrivals from Darkest Howondaland prove her to be utterly wrong. The axiom about two kinds of creatures fighting like cat and dog is proven to be literally correct when Werewolf meets Wereleopard for the first time. Ankh-Morpork is suddenly a far more interesting - and dangerous - place to live in.

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* In the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' spy/supernatural/political/general murderous mayhem thriller ''FanFic/WhyAndWere'', the dynamic balance of the city of Ankh-Morpork is upset by new arrivals, diplomatic staff accredited to an Howondalandian Embassy. For a long time, [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent Angua von Uberwald]] has considered her own kind to be the only were-creatures still living on the Disc. But new arrivals from Darkest Howondaland prove her to be utterly wrong. The axiom about two kinds of creatures fighting like cat and dog is proven to be literally correct when Werewolf meets Wereleopard for the first time. Ankh-Morpork is suddenly a far more interesting - -- and dangerous - -- place to live in.


* ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/309351/principal-celestia-hunts-the-undead Principal Celestia Hunts the Undead]]'': A ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'' fic where, among other developments, [[spoiler: Fluttershy turns out to be a were-''manatee'', who was turned as a child in order to save her from drowning. She can transform of her own free will most of the time, but if she's in water during the full moon, the transformation automatically kicks in and her manatee side takes over. Meaning that she's suddenly an enormous sea creature that can only think about gorging itself on sea-grass.]] Sunset is rather dumbfounded by the whole thing, but accepting of her friend's secret.

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* ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/309351/principal-celestia-hunts-the-undead Principal Celestia Hunts the Undead]]'': A ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'' fic where, among other developments, [[spoiler: Fluttershy ''Fanfic/PrincipalCelestiaHuntsTheUndead'': [[spoiler:Fluttershy turns out to be a were-''manatee'', who was turned as a child in order to save her from drowning. She can transform of her own free will most of the time, but if she's in water during the full moon, the transformation automatically kicks in and her manatee side takes over. Meaning that she's suddenly an enormous sea creature that can only think about gorging itself on sea-grass.]] Sunset is rather dumbfounded by the whole thing, but accepting of her friend's secret.


* In ''Fanfic/EquestriaAcossTheMultiverse'', the group comes across a universe were an evil wizard attempted to turn the mane six into his werebeast minions but the Elements of Harmony caused it to backfire and let them keep their morality and mind. Not only that, but it changed their strain of the werebeast virus to change to reflect ''their'' morality in everyone they infect's transformed states. Twilight is a [[TheOwlKnowingOne Wereowl]], Applejack is a [[HeroicDog Weredog]], Rarity is a [[FantasticFoxes Werefox]], Rainbow Dash is a [[PantheraAwesome Werecheetah]], Pinkie Pie is a [[MischiefMakingMonkey Weremonkey]], and Fluttershy is a [[SmellySkunk Wereskunk.]] They can transform whenever they please, but have to change at night, are unavailable except to specially enchanted silver bullets, and very powerful allies of the Alliance. Pinkie Pie also infected their universe's Chrysalis while Fluttershy infected Ponyland's Kabuto, and all six infected [[EmergencyTransformation mortally wounded soldiers]] during the Winter Wedding battle who accepted becoming one.

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* In ''Fanfic/EquestriaAcossTheMultiverse'', ''Fanfic/EquestriaAcrossTheMultiverse'', the group comes across a universe were an evil wizard attempted to turn the mane six into his werebeast minions but the Elements of Harmony caused it to backfire and let them keep their morality and mind. Not only that, but it changed their strain of the werebeast virus to change to reflect ''their'' morality in everyone they infect's transformed states. Twilight is a [[TheOwlKnowingOne Wereowl]], Applejack is a [[HeroicDog Weredog]], Rarity is a [[FantasticFoxes Werefox]], Rainbow Dash is a [[PantheraAwesome Werecheetah]], Pinkie Pie is a [[MischiefMakingMonkey Weremonkey]], and Fluttershy is a [[SmellySkunk Wereskunk.]] They can transform whenever they please, but have to change at night, are unavailable except to specially enchanted silver bullets, and very powerful allies of the Alliance. Pinkie Pie also infected their universe's Chrysalis while Fluttershy infected Ponyland's Kabuto, and all six infected [[EmergencyTransformation mortally wounded soldiers]] during the Winter Wedding battle who accepted becoming one.

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* In ''Fanfic/EquestriaAcossTheMultiverse'', the group comes across a universe were an evil wizard attempted to turn the mane six into his werebeast minions but the Elements of Harmony caused it to backfire and let them keep their morality and mind. Not only that, but it changed their strain of the werebeast virus to change to reflect ''their'' morality in everyone they infect's transformed states. Twilight is a [[TheOwlKnowingOne Wereowl]], Applejack is a [[HeroicDog Weredog]], Rarity is a [[FantasticFoxes Werefox]], Rainbow Dash is a [[PantheraAwesome Werecheetah]], Pinkie Pie is a [[MischiefMakingMonkey Weremonkey]], and Fluttershy is a [[SmellySkunk Wereskunk.]] They can transform whenever they please, but have to change at night, are unavailable except to specially enchanted silver bullets, and very powerful allies of the Alliance. Pinkie Pie also infected their universe's Chrysalis while Fluttershy infected Ponyland's Kabuto, and all six infected [[EmergencyTransformation mortally wounded soldiers]] during the Winter Wedding battle who accepted becoming one.

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* ''WebOriginal/HowToHero'' has an entire entry on were-animals [[https://howtohero.tumblr.com/post/173549936507/humananimal-hybrids here]]


Werebeasts are creatures that can [[{{Shapeshifting}} transform]] between a human (or at least humanoid) form and an animal or animal-like form. They are also known as "werecreatures" or "were-animals". The prefix "were" comes from the Old English word "wer", meaning "man". The technical term for this is ''therianthropy'', from the [[GratuitousGreek Greek words]] for "beast" and "man". The better known ''lycanthropy'' comes from the Greek words for "wolf" and "man", and should only be used for werewolves. Such creatures can be found [[TheOldestOnesInTheBook in the mythology of many cultures]], and the myths have inspired the frequent use of werecreatures in modern SpeculativeFiction, particularly {{Fantasy}} and {{Horror}}.

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Werebeasts are creatures that can [[{{Shapeshifting}} transform]] between a human (or at least humanoid) form and an animal or animal-like form. They are also known as "werecreatures" or "were-animals". The prefix "were" comes from the Old English word "wer", meaning "man". [[note]]There is also "wyf," the Old English word and prefix for "woman," and "man" was originally the gender neutral term for ''Homo sapiens''.[[/note]] The technical term for this is ''therianthropy'', from the [[GratuitousGreek Greek words]] for "beast" and "man". The better known ''lycanthropy'' comes from the Greek words for "wolf" and "man", and should only be used for werewolves. Such creatures can be found [[TheOldestOnesInTheBook in the mythology of many cultures]], and the myths have inspired the frequent use of werecreatures in modern SpeculativeFiction, particularly {{Fantasy}} and {{Horror}}.


* Creator/DCComics supervillain and Franchise/{{Batman}} enemy Man-Bat (Kirk Langstrom) is a MadScientist who [[ProfessorGuineaPig experimented on himself]] with a [[LegoGenetics serum]] that causes him to [[InvoluntaryShapeshifting randomly transform]] into a monstrous were-bat. Sometimes his wife Francine is also infected with the serum.

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* Creator/DCComics supervillain and Franchise/{{Batman}} enemy Man-Bat (Kirk Langstrom) is a MadScientist who [[ProfessorGuineaPig experimented on himself]] with a [[LegoGenetics serum]] that causes him to [[InvoluntaryShapeshifting randomly transform]] into a monstrous were-bat. Sometimes his wife Francine is also infected with the serum. And from the 2000s on, the [[AncientConspiracy League of Assassins]] has managed to get hold of the formula, and is manufacturing and using it on an industrial scale.


* ''TangentComics'' has Wildcat, a teenage girl who transforms into a feral werecat when her handler says the word "Shazam".

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* ''TangentComics'' ''Creator/TangentComics'' has Wildcat, a teenage girl who transforms into a feral werecat when her handler says the word "Shazam".


* The Marvel Universe features a few:

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* ''WebAnimation/DSBTInsaniT'': The Monster forms of Andy, Bill, and Martha.
** Andy's Monster form is a orange humanoid creature [[PowerGivesYouWings with large wings.]]
** Bill's Monster form is a spiked green quadraped that can [[EverythingsBetterWithSpinning roll into a ball.]]
** Marthat's Monster form is a giant blue snake [[FastTunnelling that can dig fast.]]

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* ''ComicBook/{{Vampirella}}'': One of Vampirella's allies is Pantha/Sekhmet, an ancient Egyptian woman who can transform into a panther. There's some degree of MorphicResonance as well, with her {{stripperiffic}} outfit ([[TechnicallyNakedShapeshifter it's not clear if they're actually clothes or formed directly from her skin]]) containing cat patterns.

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