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Chewbacca's evil twin.

"Even a man who is pure in heart
and says his prayers by night,
may become a wolf when the wolfbane blooms,
and the autumn moon is bright."

A Beast Man that has canine features, usually featuring the typical fur, muzzle, and pointy ears. They also have tend to have fearsome claws, despite real wolves having blunt toenails instead. Depending on the adaptation, he may or may not have nards.

When they are the good guys, Wolf Men tend to be noble, loyal, and strong essentially being The Big Guy, although what sets them apart is that they tend to be quite intelligent as well. If they are villains, chances are Wolf Men are Always Chaotic Evil with sadistic, bloodthirsty and murderous tendencies. As a result of this, a Wolf Man will usually fight using melee weapons or even bare-handed. And just like their real life counterparts, they also tend to be quite speedy, running either on two legs or four.

An often overlapping sister trope is the werewolf or lycanthrope, a person that can turn into a wolf or a wolflike creature. In older horror films (Universal era up into The '70s), werewolf transformations usually took the form of getting hair and fangs, but otherwise remaining something closer to an ape with vaguely canine features. (The "classic" Wolf Man appearance is not entirely dissimilar to the symptoms of a rare genetic disorder, hypertrichosis.) More recently, sophisticated makeup, prosthetics, and other visual effects allow more wolflike features on humanoids, such as giving a character a wolf's muzzle and ears. Phlegmings are popular for modern versions.


Subtrope of Monstrous Humanoid and Beast Man. See also Fox Folk and Dogfaces


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  • A 2011 theatrical AT&T commercial features various characters including a wolf man that get transported into various universes.
  • A business woman changes in search of hunger in a 1988 Hershey's Bar None commercial.
  • In a teaser for the Bloody Roar 2 video game, a man wolfs out as part of a scare tactics demonstration.
  • A man becomes a werewolf from stressing over the frustration of his credit card bill in a Capital One commercial.
  • A teenage werewolf scarfs down a can of Chef Boyardee beef ravioli and changes back to human.
  • A 2009 Mighty Taco ad features a werewolf running from the fuzz with two bags of food in his paw.
  • In a classic New York Telephone Dial-a-Joke spot, a transformed wolf man reverts to his human state while listening to a funny joke over the phone.
  • A Sonic Burger commercial features a bashful werewolf enjoying a Blazin' BBQ Loader Burger, which sears most of the fur off of his face and body.
  • In a Victoria's Secret commercial, a woman clad in silver lingerie tames a wolf man in the forest.
  • A well-dressed job applicant turns into a werewolf as part of his interview for security guard in a local Westaff spot from 2012.

    Anime and Manga 
  • BNA: Brand New Animal's Shirou is one, of the "actual anthropomorphic wolf" variety. Like the other beastpeople, he can shapeshift voluntarily into a human being. On top of his natural beastman strength and less natural immortality, he has a supernatural sense of smell that helps him track criminals.
  • Digimon: The franchise features many anthropomorphic animal monsters, including wolves.
    • WereGarurumon are bipedal Garurumon, which causes them to lose speed and many are depicted to shrink in size after evolution, but they are stronger than their pre-evolutions. WereGarurumon wear jeans, accessories, a belt around their chest, etc.
    • ShadowWereGarurumon's only differences from the regular WereGarurumon are its darker color scheme and virus attribute.
    • AncientGarurumon appears to be a giant, bipedal version of Garmmon/KendoGarurumon, which also means, it's a humanoid robot wolf with two BFS.
    • Beowolfmon is the combined form of Wolfmon/Lobomon and Garmmon. While the body is dominantly Garmmon's, its humanoid shape comes from Wolfmon (who is not a wolf-man, but sort of a heavily-armored jedi with a wolf helmet) and it has Wolfmon's head on its body. Its right arm is very human-like, but its left arm is just Garmmon's leg. Like AncientGarurumon, Beowolfmon is closer to a cyborg than an actual wolf.
    • MagnaGarurumon has the appearance of a robotic, anthropomorphic wolf, but with a more slender body build.
    • MachGaogamon is a bipedal Gaogamon in a fighting suit and is equipped with Power Fists and a jetpack. Unlike WereGarurumon, MachGaogamon isn't shown to shrink.
    • MirageGaogamon is a anthropomorphic wolf in a blue full-armor. It's also much larger than MachGaogamon. Its Burst Mode has it grow long, white hair (although, it could be just decoration of its helmet) and wield an Epic Flail Sinister Scythe weapon.
    • JägerDorulumon in an anthropomorphic wolf wearing plate armor and wielding a spear with a drill on the end instead of a regular blade.
    • Shutmon is a purple anthropomorphic wolf dressed in black and wielding a pair of wrist-mounted blades that cause anything they cut to stop working.
  • Dragon Ball: The 22nd Tenkaichi Budokai introduces a humanoid wolf who is simply called Man-Wolf. He's first mistaken for being a werewolf, but he's a wolf who transforms into a human at full moon. Why he has humanoid features isn't surprising since many anthropomorphic animal people exist on Earth.
  • Dragon Ball Super: Universe 9's Trio de Danger has a trio of three brothers who have the appearance of humanoid wolfs in different colors.
  • Inuyasha: The wolf yokais are just kemonomimi people, although they are still dangerous to humans and some other yokai.
  • Wolf familiars Arf and Zafira of Lyrical Nanoha, who are shown as capable of shifting from giant wolves, to this, to full human (i.e., no wolf ears or tails), to Fun Size versions of the first two forms. And just to punctuate the Wolf Man image, Arf's first on-screen transformation into a wolf was accompanied with a full moon in the background.
  • Liru from Magical Pokaan turns into a cute little puppy with anything round, strangely enough, except for the full moon.
  • One Piece: Like all Zoan Fruit users can turn between human, animal or human-animal-hybrid forms, Jabra is capable of transforming into a wolf-man, thanks to the Dog-Dog-Fruit: Model Wolf he has eaten. The hybrid forms are generally the most powerful forms among Zoan users (there are exceptions like Chopper, though), so Jabra's wolf-man form is his usual combat form when he goes serious.
  • Rosario + Vampire: Ginei Morioka is a werewolf and can transform into his wolf-man form at will, but the phase of the moon significantly influences his Super Speed. Unlike most examples, Ginei's transformation doesn't rip off his clothes, thus you often see him fully clad as a wolf-man, which might be a bit jarring, since he only wears casual clothes or his school uniform.
  • Tamamo-chan’s a Fox!: Tamamo is an Inari fox spirit who has taken on human form to attend school. The manga almost always depicts her as a humanoid canine because the premise of the series is she's actually very bad at taking human form and she's oblivious to the fact that, except for adults and one particularly stuck up student, everyone sees her as a fox.
  • Wolf Children Ame and Yuki is about an Interspecies Romance between Hana and an unnamed Wolf Man, whose death leaves her to struggle with raising their children (who, as the title indicates, have inherited their father's Wolf Man traits).

    Comic Books 
  • Age of the Wolf: At first werewolves are just feral quadrupedal beasts, but with every passing moon they become more humanlike as they start standing upright, wearing clothes, and building their own civilization.
  • Bigby Wolf from Fables and the game The Wolf Among Us is a wolfwere, a wolf that can transform into a human. In addition to his true form of The Big Bad Wolf, Bigby can also take the form of a Wolf Man when he needs to fight Fables that are more powerful than his human and half-wolf forms can handle.
  • In Grendel, Argent is a permanent, non-shifting, Wolf Man.
  • X-Men:
    • Wolfsbane (Rahne Sinclair) of the New Mutants (X-Force, Excalibur, X-Factor...) has an interim form of a bipedal wolfgirl/woman (often wearing a leather jacket and some form of trousers). This has become the default 'combat form' for her recent outings. Her fully-wolf 'sensitive senses' form is almost never seen these days.
    • One of Rahne's lovers is the Asgardian Wolf God, Hrimhari, who is descended from the Great Wolf Fenris
  • Tragg and the Sky Gods: Snark, the world's first werewolf, transforms into a form that is half man, half dire wolf, but maintains the upright posture of a human.
  • The '90s WWE comic book series The Undertaker features Lootan, who was a well-dressed werewolf detective and right hand man to the titular character.
  • Mikola Rostov from The Warlord was a Russian fencing instructor cursed to become a werewolf every full moon. He tried to escape his curse by moving to world of perpetual sunlight. This was not as successful as he might have hoped.
  • John Jameson, son of Daily Bugle publisher J. Jonah Jameson, has served as a member of Spider-Man's rogues gallery as Man-Wolf after being exposed to a moonstone that mutated him into a werewolf.
  • The Marvel character Werewolf by Night, real name Jack Russell. While the way his werewolf form has been portrayed over the years has varied, he has always looked more or less like a Wolf Man.
  • Red Sonja
    • Annual 4 has Lykaanus who sought immortality from the beast god Jhebbal Sag. Jhebbal Sag granted him this but because Lykaanus had insulted Jhebbal Sag by killing animals that were sacred to him, Lykaanus was cursed age in dog years and transform into a wolf creature during the night of a full moon. He bites Sonja, passing the curse onto her but she is able to undo it by killing him.
    • In Red Sonja: Blue, Sonja's signature Chainmail Bikini is damaged in a fight with a wolf-like demon named Bhamothes requiring her to make a new outfit out of the demon's fur after she kills him. Unfortunately, the demon's essence remains even in his fur and in the follow up series Red Sonja: Unchained, Sonja is not only unable to remove it but it turns her into a wolf creature when it comes into contact with blood.

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    Film —Animated 

    Film — Live Action 
  • The 1961 Hammer Horror The Curse of the Werewolf (a loose adaptation of Guy Endore's The Werewolf Of Paris) starred Oliver Reed as the werewolf, humanoid in shape but with a more wolfish and frightening appearance than in the Lon Chaney Jr. film.
  • Deadtime Stories: Willie, the werewolf in "Little Red Running Hood", turns into a classic wolf man. (Or, rather, he turns into a man in an obvious rubber mask and gloves. Being otherwise fully clothed spares them the necessity of make up on any other part of his body).
  • In Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Lupin's transformation has him with human-like proportions, bald, and extremely underfed.
  • Ron Chaney (grandson of Lon Chaney, Jr.) in House of the Wolf Man (2009) plays one like his grandfather, but bit more bestial.
  • In House on Bare Mountain, Krakow, who works for Granny Good running her still and roams the grounds scaring the girls whenever there is a full moon, is a 7n ft. tall werewolf who seems to be permanently stuck in his wolf man form.
  • The werewolves in The Howling seem to be able to take a pseudo-anthropoid form when convenient (or the better to terrify you with), though they seem to prefer being in full wolf form (though with sharp claws and human degrees of aggressiveness and cruelty).
  • Michael Landon in the 1957 film I Was a Teenage Werewolf, who turns into a wolfman through hypnotherapy.
  • Subverted with the Wookiees of the Star Wars universe, which, while not humans who transform, rather closely resemble a Wolf Man due to being upright, humanoid dog-like creatures.
    • There's also the Shistavanen and the Defel races, both of which ressemble humanoid wolves.
  • The movie Teen Wolf and the Animated Adaptation, Teen Wolf: The Animated Series, featured a light comedy version of this.
  • The now-lost 1913 Thanhouser film, The Werewolf, was perhaps the Ur-Example, although the few—and admittedly vague—descriptions suggest they used a dog or wolf/dog mix for the werewolf rather than making up a human.
  • The Werewolf (1956) has Duncan Marsh, the first on-screen character to turn into a wolfman through scientific means rather than supernatural causes.
  • Dean Stockwell in the 1973 film The Werewolf of Washington.
  • The Werewolf of Woodstock (1975) starred Tige Andrews as Bernie, a werewolf who got his lycanthropy through an electrical power surge.
  • Jack Nicholson in Wolf.
  • The titular Wolf Cop, a deliberate choice as the film is a homage to cheesy 80's horror-comedies.
  • The Wolf Man (1941) as stated above is one of the main Trope Makers, though perhaps it is more the Trope Codifier and the slightly earlier Werewolf of London (1935 - not to be confused with the much later An American Werewolf in London) was the Trope Maker. Also the 2010 remake starring Benicio Del Toro as Lawrence Talbot.

  • Guy Endore's 1933 novel The Werewolf Of Paris ( a tale of a 19th century French Werewolf) is one of the most important Werewolf novels.
  • The "Wolf and Raven" stories, which are part of Shadowrun's Expanded Universe, feature a man who is possessed by Wolf, one of the many animal totems of the world, which grants him powers and mannerisms similar to the classic Wolf Man (as well as a Split Personality, of sorts). This is very different from the game's usual take on werewolves.
  • In The Book of Lost Things, Leroi and his army of Loups are the Half-Human Hybrid offspring of a deranged Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf. Some have ambitions of becoming more human-like and even wear clothes, but most are too driven by animalistic savagery to be anything more.
  • The Canim of Codex Alera are a whole species of wolfmen - specifically, nine-foot tall wolfmen with enormous physical power and durability and who can live for hundreds and hundreds of years. And they are extremely competent warriors and fighters, as well as having a class of deadly blood magic users. They control a much larger continent with a much more expansive civilization than the Alerans. The only reason Alera remained unconquered by the Canim was because the individual canim nations are too busy fighting amongst themselves to worry about the distant Alera, except the nation of Narash, which would occasionally launch raids at Alera.
  • The Bordertown series has Wolfboy, a human who was targeted by an offended elf, and found himself permanently transformed into this. (She was actually meaning to transform him into a dog, but magic doesn't work so well in Bordertown.)
  • The Belgariad has Poledra, who turns out to be a natural wolf able to shapeshift into a human, a trick she learns from patiently watching sorcerors. Belgarath meets her after he tries his hand at shapeshifting (in the early days of magic, when the sorcerors had to find out everything by themselves), and after they eventually marry, Belgarath spends a lot of his time in wolf form and starts to consider it as natural as his human form. Belgarion, the series' main character, has the time of his life when he gets invited by Poledra to try it too.
  • Werewolves in Discworld vary enormously in their powers and appearance. The best example of this trope is probably Ludmilla Cake, who is a perfectly presentable young lady for three weeks out of the month, and a perfectly well-behaved Wolf Woman for the remaining week.
  • The Lone Lowf in Play Places, who is only slightly less savage than a rabid wolf.
  • The Dresden Files has four different kinds.
    • Lycanthropes have the genetic disorder that causes continuous hair growth on their bodies and their change is mostly mental, they tap into a primal rage and strength. They are most connected with this trope.
    • Werewolves are people who have mastered one particular spell that allows them to turn into a wolf. The Were-form is often bigger than a normal wolf because they are using their image of a wolf as opposed to an natural wolf.
    • Hexenwolves make a Deal with the Devil to get an Amplifier Artifact that turns them into a beast that is larger and more powerful than a Were-form, but it is addictive.
    • Loup-Garu are people who were cursed. They and their descendants will transform into a huge Anthropomorphic Wolf on the full moon. They have a weakness to Inherited Silver as it has an element of sacrifice to it.
    • Bob has stated that the Viral Transformation is something that is something that Hollywood took from Vampires.
  • Ulf Turesson differs from most wolfmen in that he is about ten - but then, he appears in a Swedish children's novel called Jag är en varulvsunge - "I am a werewolf cub". (Also, his condition is probably just a child-friendly version of a psychosis, not a true metamorphosis.)
  • Over the course of the last third of A Wolf in the Soul, Greg's transformation back into human form each morning gradually becomes less and less complete.
  • The Blood War Trilogy uses the Savage Wolves Grol as the primary enemy of the protagonists. They appear as nothing so much as a combination of orcs and werewolves with the Wolf Man form as their appearance. Interestingly, the Grol are simply the 'evil' faction of a much larger and more diverse race.
  • Somewhither: The Kynokephalai (dog-headed people of ancient tall tales) in this setting are basically anthropomorphic wolves, which furthermore are invulnerable where their fur covers them. While intelligent, they still have wolfish instincts.
  • The poorly-named "beagles" of The Long Earth are another race of wolfmen, who evolved from canids on an alternate version of Earth. They can shift their musculature to optimize for either two- or four-legged locomotion, but lack opposable thumbs, which limits their technological development. They make up for this in cunning and viciousness, and thanks to large litter sizes, suffer huge population booms every generation, which they keep in check through frequent, continent-spanning wars.
  • The wolfmen of The Girl from the Miracles District are people who's been hit with black magic surge that's tried to turn them into full werewolves, but failed to. As a result, they look like they're stuck in mid-transformation - with humanoid form, but wolf features and fur. In contrast to "true werewolves", they aren't sapient and feel an ever-present need for violence.

    Live-Action TV 
  • George from Being Human turns into a sort of wolf-man creature during his "time of the month".
  • The main character from the aptly-named Big Wolf on Campus.
  • The way werewolves in Buffy the Vampire Slayer are shown varies over the seasons. They started out as a feral-looking wolfmen, walking on two legs but with a wolf-like head. Later they are portrayed as quadruped and without a muzzle. The season 8 comics show them as a hybrid of the two, able to walk on two legs but running on four.
    • Angel showed a 'special' kind of werewolf that differs the Buffy one (because they are a subspecies). They walk on two legs, have powerful jaws but lack the thick coat of fur. And, sometimes wind up on someone's buffet table.
  • Doctor Who, "Tooth and Claw": The Doctor and Rose encounter a boy who transforms into a humanoid-looking werewolf (of alien origin, naturally).
  • Gou from Juken Sentai Gekiranger had this issue when he first appeared.
    • His counterpart RJ in Power Rangers Jungle Fury had a similar affliction, though it didn't show up until later, and culminated with him gaining control and becoming the Wolf Ranger.
  • Jiro/Garulu of Kamen Rider Kiva can transform from human to wolfman at will.
  • Eddie Munster from The Munsters was the werewolf child of a Frankenstein's Monster and Countess Dracula. You really have to question the genetics of that.
    Apu: If your mother was a vampire and your father was a Frankenstein, how come you are a werewolf?
    Butch Patrick: Huh, I never thought of that. Doesn't make sense, does it? But what does make sense is putting your children in the hands of Mr. Kidkill here.
    • Eddie Munster from Mockingbird Lane turns into a bona-fide werewolf in the pilot's teaser, prompting the family's move to Mockingbird Heights.
  • Apparently the case for Ethan Chandler of Penny Dreadful.
  • In Cirque du Soleil's Widget Series Solstrom, the gentle horror pastiche "Howling Wind" has a dreary hotel turned into a Gothic Hell Hotel. The puzzled, elderly owner decides he will just conduct business as usual, but as the episode progresses, it becomes clear that his hair permanently frizzing out when the transformation occurred was just the first stage of his slowly turning into this. The Stinger reveals his final, classic Hollywood wolfman form. At least he's a Reluctant Monster — as he's preoccupied with being a good host, he never loses his pleasant-at-heart nature.
  • All of the werewolves in Teen Wolf. Beta wolves are the best example of this, being humanoid with wolf-like features. Alphas are more like the classic werewolf. And there's also a type that can go fully into wolf form, too.
  • Wolf from The 10th Kingdom.
  • Parodied: Werewolf bar mitzvah/Spooky, scary/Boys becoming men/Men becoming wolves...
  • The canid-based wesen from Grimm: Blutbaden (wolves), Schakal (jackals), Hundjaegers (dogs), Fuchsbaus (foxes), Coyotl (coyotes), etc.
  • Hammer House of Horror: The woodsman and his werewolf brood in the episode "Children of the Full Moon".
  • In Li'l Horrors, Claudia Howell, the resident werewolf, is permanently in a human/wolf hybrid form (presumably so they didn't have to construct extra puppets). However, she does live in fear of transforming into a sweet little girl every full moon.



  • One appears on the playfield of Tales from the Crypt, and is featured in the "Werewolf Countdown" mode.

    Tabletop Games 
  • Dungeons & Dragons:
    • Werewolves, wolfweres (wolves that could take human shape) and greater wolfweres could half-change, thus gaining a hybrid mostly human body.
    • Third-party Weird West setting Tabletop Game/Spellslinger has the Gray Runners, a race of humanoid wolves who stand in for Native Americans.
  • Mystara: Lupins fit most of the tropes, but have largely been described as just generically "dog-like" for their history. In Dragon #237, they were explicitly divided into multiple breeds resembling different canids, including an explictly wolf-based subrace called the Wolvenfolk. In Dragon #325, which updated them to 3rd edition, they were presented with text calling them "canine humanoids", and art that presented them as humanoid wolves.
  • Exalted: Wolfmen are a common type of beastman in the forests and mountains of the frozen North. They're savage and aggressive raiders, and feared and hated by their neighbors. Like their animals of origin, they're highly social and tend to live in larger tribes, and larger confederations and alliances thereof, than other beastman types.
  • Not surprisingly, the game Werewolf: The Apocalypse was all about these, as is its successor, Werewolf: The Forsaken. Werewolves in both have a hybrid form (Crinos in Apocalypse, Gauru in Forsaken) and the wide range of other werecreatures in both old and new Worlds of Darkness have such forms as well.
  • Shadowrun
    • There's a virus which turns people into "Loups Garous", increasing their hair growth and receding their gums, making their teeth look like fangs. Their murderous activities and rise in strength and aggression aren't linked to the full moon, but follow an even 28-days-cycle. However, they don't gain animal traits, beyond the extra hair. What Shadowrun does have are Shapeshifters, as in normal animals of all varieties spontaneously giving birth to magically active stock able to take on human form. Plus all the dragons who've learned the ability...
    • Michael Stackpole's 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.
  • Warhammer 40,000 brings us the Wulfen, werewolves IN SPACE!. With guns. In Power Armor.
  • Werewolves can take this form in the Rolemaster campaign setting Shadow World.
  • GURPS 3E sourcebook Bestiary Second Edition. Were-Creatures (such as werewolves) could have a "Beast-Man" form, an anthropomorphic blend of human and animal.
  • Pathfinder: Rougarous are grey-furred, wolf-headed humanoids with the ability to transform into wolves. Contrary to in-universe perception and their names (the rougarou is essentially the version of the werewolf legend present in American francophone communities), rougarous are not werewolves, and in fact hate true lycanthropes and go to great lengths to hunt them down when they find them.
  • Starfinder: Vlaka are a race of humanoid wolves who evolved on an arctic world that was at the far end of their system's inhabitable belt in a star system with a dying sun. Their homeworld is actually freezing over to the point it will soon become inhospitable even to them, and they are struggling to figure out what to do. They also suffer the unusual racial curse that two thirds of their children are born either blind or deaf, with their other senses heightening to paranatural levels in compensation.
  • Rym: The Skole are a Proud Warrior Race of humanoid wolves noted largely for being Bully Hunters, disinclined to speech, alarmingly earthy in their cultural habits, and prone to Brutal Honesty.

    Video Games 
  • The Abhorrent Beast from Bloodborne is a variant of Darkbeasts which retains human intelligence, stands with two legs and possesses a certain degree of sentience. The Afflicted Beggar found in Forbidden Woods is a living proof of their intelligence and sentience.
  • Gabriel Knight: The Beast Within.
    • Averted: Von Zell, Von Glower, and Gabriel all turn into full-fledged wolves, albeit obviously computer rendered ones. However, the in-game opera "Der Fluch Des Engelhart" plays this trope straight with the actors donning wolf masks.
  • One level of Osu! Tatake! Ouendan 2 has the group cheering on a werewolf as he struggles to keep from transforming in front of his girlfriend. Made more difficult for him because he transforms just by seeing things that are round, including balls, ice cream, and bald heads. If the player fails the song, the poor lug gets carted off to the pound. The actual ending of the stage has him finally transform in front of his astonished girlfriend (set off by her eyes), who turns out to be happy because she loves dogs.
    • Poor kid's name is even Goro Okami, with the kanji for "Wolf Boy" on his shirt.
  • Werewolves are a common enemy in the PC game Nocturne, appearing in all but one chapter, and they can be killed with any weapons; it's just that silver bullets kill them a lot faster.
  • Saberwulf of Killer Instinct
  • J. Talbain of Darkstalkers.
  • Tinek/T'Nique/whatever from Star Ocean. Despite the series borrowing heavily from Star Trek he's the only thing that comes close to being a shapeshifter in any of the games.
  • Kevin from Trials of Mana is a beastman that turns into a full wolfman at night. This effectively gives him two sets of moves to the other characters' one.
  • Berserkers in Battle Realms can be given the Lycanthropy ability.
  • World of Warcraft has the Worgen, a race of Wolfmen that infects others through biting. Though most Worgen are feral, the Kingdom of Gilneas manages to create a "cure" that, while not removing the curse, allows the Worgen to retain their human minds while in Worgen form. The Gilnean Worgen were added to The Alliance as a playable race in the third expansion, Cataclysm.
  • Yugo Ogami of the aforementioned Bloody Roar series.
  • In Altered Beast, the first (and also the last) beast the player can turn into is a Werewolf - preceded by a Transformation Sequence - which is a muscular and furry man with a wolf head.
  • Gerhalt from Shining Force II becomes this upon promotion. It is unknown whether or not he has the ability to return to his human form.
  • Kagerou Imaizumi from Touhou 14 is a Wolf-Woman, despite her masculine name. And despite having very prominent wolf nature, she's actually a calm person— she wears a long gown!
  • In Gems of War, the population of Maugrim Woods seems to be mainly wolf-people (called Wargare), and there's conflict between them and a young woman called Scarlett. It's also available as a selection for the player character.
  • Though most of the "wolves" in The Path are fully human in appearance, Robin's wolf takes this form.
  • Dwarf Fortress: Wolf men, described as people with the heads and tails of wolves, are included in the multitude of bipedal animals found inhabiting Savage biomes. When dwarves like them, they will do so for their cunning. Dingo men (who will eat dorf babies) and coyote men are also present.
  • Brad Fang of Contra: Hard Corps. He looks like what might happen if The Terminator somehow suffered from lycanthropy, being a musclebound humanoid werewolf cyborg with Cool Shades and a Gatling Arm Cannon.
  • BlazBlue: Valkenhayn R. Hellsing is a member of the beastkin and can alternate between human form and wolf form. Most of the time, he's in human form and when he fights, he either transforms just his limbs or he fully transforms into a wolf. However, for his Astral Heat, he transforms into a wolf-man to absolutely kill his opponent, making it his strongest form.
  • In addition to the cat-like Katta people, Quest for Glory also features canid-like humanoids such as the Jackalmen of Shapier, Kalb, the Pharaoh Dog-descended meat merchant, and the Canine Punjab merchant Wolfie.

    Web Animation 
  • In Helluva Boss Hellhounds look like anthropomorphic wolves. And if Loona is any indication they tend to dress and act like punk teenagers.


    Web Original 
  • Averted in this Cracked article, when the campers are attacked by what is obviously Bigfoot Man.

    Western Animation 
  • Freakazoid!! did a parody of the original The Wolf Man with an obvious Lon Chaney Jr. parody coming to Dexter for help with his werewolf problem. Freakazoid, after forcing him to suffer numerous indignities, ultimately cured him by dumping him into the internet and back out again. This same episode even parodied the frame-by-frame transformations of the original Wolfman, for both the Lon Chaney Jr. Expy and Freakazoid himself. It was one of the funniest moments in a series full of them.
  • The Simpsons did it during a Treehouse of Horror episode where Ned Flanders becomes a werewolf.
  • Mary Shelley's Frankenhole has one that's similar to Lawrence Talbot but a lot whinier and mopier. He's often used to transform a visiting character into a werewolf.
  • In the Halloween episode of The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius where Jimmy makes a machine that accidentally turns Sheen into a werewolf, Jimmy ask to Goddard info about them but Ms. Fowl comes out of nowhere saying the page quote and explaining about them. She justify her knowledge about werewolves saying she married one before.
  • "Dan Vs. the Wolfman".
  • The Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi segment "Were-Kaz" has Kaz drink hair growth formula and become a wolf-like beast, complete with a Shout-Out to the frame-by-frame transformation scene from 1941 film.
  • Referenced in an episode of My Gym Partner's a Monkey, when Jake asks Windsor what's the difference between a werewolf and a wolfman.
  • In the animated series Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Mayor Shelbourne turns into one in a halloween episode "Mayornormal Activity".
  • In Monster Force, one of the protagonists, Luke, is the grandson of the protagonist from The Wolf Man (1941) and assumes a similar "Beast Man with lupine features" look when he transforms. Strangely, Niles Lupon, who cursed Luke's grandfather in this continuity, looks like a hulking anthropomorphic wolf when he transforms.
  • Count Duckula got chased by one in a Monster Mash episode. It should be noted that this wolf man doesn't really look like a wolf, on the count of being originally an anthropomorphic bird.
  • DuckTales (2017): The Halloween Episode "The Trickening!" features a werewolf duck (or a "wereduck" as he is called). In a similar case with Count Duckula, he is an anthropomorphic duck with wolf-like fur, fangs, and claws.


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Alternative Title(s): Wolf Men, Wolf Woman



Barktholomew lurks in the depths of the worlds born from hearts and plagues Jose's heart. Controlling a tornado, he attacks the player. If the player shows enough strength to withstand the storm, there's a chance that Barktholomew will be defeated and Jose's heart will be freed!

How well does it match the trope?

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