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An Always Female character mixing the archetypes of Beast Man and Amazonian Beauty or Brawn Hilda. The Beastess is a female character who is big, strong, and intimidating, while showing primal or animalistic traits.

She is prone to Hulk Speak, and is often a Barbarian Heroine due to having lived isolated from civilization in some way—whether she is raised by wild animals or a member of a primitive tribe. Occasionally she is only a Beastess in appearance, which can vary from being heavy set, to athletic, to even having Boobs of Steel, but always imposing in size and strength. Despite her "savage" traits and appearance, a Beastess can actually be a very calm, even intelligent character.

Depending on how much of beast there is in a Beastess, she can sometimes overlap with Cute Monster Girl.



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    Anime and Manga 
  • 3×3 Eyes: Hong Niang normally is an extremely adorable little girl with feral ears and a wolfish tail, but she can transform into Lang Bao Bao, a towering, four-armed beast-woman partly covered in fur who can still display Boobs of Steel and a good-looking face with long black hair.

  • Supervillainess Orca (a member of Batman's Rogues Gallery) is a mix between a whale and a woman. She has a large, muscular, and imposing frame, as well as the largest chest of any female in Batman's rogues' gallery.
  • Monstress from Legion of Super-Heroes
  • The Arch-Enemy of Wonder Woman, Cheetah (particularly Barbara Ann Minerva) is an empowered werecat who gains the powers of an African god named Urtzkartaga. She can change between forms, but Urtzkartaga's chosen one is supposed to be a virgin, which she isn't, so she got some drawbacks—she's sickly and weak in human form and wild and bloodthirsty in her werecat form.
  • She-Hulk qualified during the brief period in 1990 when she assumed a Grey She-Hulk form; she was far less attractive than her usual self much stronger, and was as inarticulate and anger prone as her cousin was before becoming Joe Fixit. She becomes this again after the death of Bruce Banner in Civil War II.
  • Beginning with Avengers #1 (2018), She-Hulk grows to truly enormous proportions and muscularity. She is now a big as the Hulk and towers over Thor.
    • Speaking of which, there was a minor villain called Ogress who was part of a team of mercenary villains who worked for the Leader. Like She-Hulk, she started as a lawyer, but was neither as competent or ethical as Jennifer, eventually getting sick of her job because she hated her clients. A gamma bomb gave her strength rivaling the Hulk, but made her as savage and dumb as he was, but not nearly as attractive as Jennifer. (Much like the other members of the Leader's band, she was forgotten after only a handful of appearances.)

  • Always Having Juice has Gaia Mercury, a monstrous blue woman who hides most of her body under bandages, with Fog Feet and enormous, furry hands.

    Film - Animated 
  • Fiona of Shrek, after her transformation into an ogress. Especially in the fourth movie where she ditches her princess clothes for a barbarian outfit, complete with a battle axe.

  • There are several in Cerberon, Sascia, who's a young hyena-girl. Junapur is a big, imposing and strong Beast Man, with (four) Boobs of Steel. Jena is a mule half, just as big, strong and intimidating as Junapur, but not as nice, and without such remarkable cleavage. She introduces herself to Thedrik with a punch in the face.
  • Anya of the Damsels of Distress counts. She is a wendigo and has furry ears, a tail, and stands a six and a half feet tall. She is also a crack shot with her auto revolvers.
  • Taura, from the Vorkosigan Saga, is an eight-foot-tall genetically-modified Super Soldier with fangs who can rip people to shreds with her bare hands — and highly intelligent, with an unexpectedly sweet personality (and a fondness for pink frilly clothing). She much prefers intimidation to violence; she remarks at one point that, when trouble starts, she looms at people, and if that doesn't work she smiles.

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  • In Steven Universe there are multiple examples.
    • The Gem Fusion Sugilite (formed when Garnet and Amethyst fuse) is a huge and muscular purple-skinned beastess with fangs, four arms and five eyes. She's articulate enough, but incredibly short-tempered, violent and uncontrollable, to the point that she refuses to break apart into Garnet and Amethyst again.
    • Throwing Pearl into the mix on top of that gives us Alexandrite, who is visually a mess, with a clashing color scheme, six arms, two faces, and barely enough focus to hold herself together for more than an hour or so. If she couldn't speak coherently, she'd basically be a kaiju!