The power to use the abilities of a werebeast. Variation of Mythic Physiology and Animal Morphing.

Also Called

  • Bestial Physiology
  • Therian Physiology
  • Therianthropy
  • Torc Beast Physiology
  • Were-Animal Physiology
  • Were-Creature Physiology


User with this ability is a werebeast, a being with the power to transform into an animal form or a humanoid animal-like creature, either purposely or after being placed under a curse and/or therianthropic affliction via a bite or scratch from a werebeast, or some other means. This transformation is often associated with the appearance of the full moon.

Though the most common werebeast is a werewolf, werebeasts can be virtually any animal.



Types of Werebeast



  • Transformation may be painful.
  • May be connected to the phases of the Moon (Full Moon in particular) and either only be able to transform or be involuntarily forced to change during one.
  • May include loss of memory of human emotion and life.
  • May include loss of self-control.
  • May be vulnerable to other therianthropes' natural attacks.
  • May have a weakness/weaknesses to silver, gold, or other things depending on type of werebeast.

Known Users

See Also: Werebeast Tropes, especially Our Werebeasts Are Different.

  • Werebeasts (Castlevania)
  • Gerios (Soul Cartel)
  • Elfman (Fairy Tail); via Beast Soul: Weretiger
  • Werewolves (Mythology/Folklore); near global
  • Wolfman/Lawrence Talbot (The Wolfman)
  • Sir John Talbot (The Wolfman)
  • Diego Brando (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 7: Steel Ball Run); via Scary Monsters
  • Anthropomorphic Fighters (Lugaru & Overgrowth)
  • Free/The Man with the Demon/Magic Eye (Soul Eater)
  • Lou Hackett (Marvel Comics)
  • Tom Burke (Marvel Comics)
  • Peter Snubb (Marvel Comics)
  • Ursula Beers (Marvel Comics)
  • Cheryl Lansing (Marvel Comics)
  • Kenneth Long (Marvel Comics)
  • Raymond Coker (Marvel Comics)
  • Lydia Varadi (Marvel Comics)
  • Layla Linski (Marvel Comics)
  • Wolfsbane (Marvel Comics)
  • Hugo von Stahl (Marvel Comics)
  • Jeffrey Winters (Marvel Comics)
  • The Lizard (Marvel Comics)
  • Norman Russell/Goblin-By-Night (Marvel Comics); formerly
  • Harry Russell/Goblin-By-Night (Marvel Comics)
  • Gabriel Van Helsing (Van Helsing)
  • The Captain (Hellsing)
  • Benwolf (Ben 10: Ultimate Alien)
  • Yugo the Wolf (Bloody Roar)
  • Werewolf (Van Helsing)
  • Ginei Morioka (Rosario + Vampire)
  • Scott McCall (Teen Wolf the TV series)
  • Derek Hale (Teen Wolf the TV series)
  • Peter Hale (Teen Wolf the TV series)
  • Malia Hale (Teen Wolf the TV series)
  • Liam Dunbar (Teen Wolf the TV series)
  • Werewolf/Chimeras (Teen Wolf the TV series)
    • Theo Raeken
    • Tracy Stewart
    • Belasko
  • Mason Greyback (Wizards of Waverly Place)
  • Warwick (League of Legends)
  • Jacob Black (Twilight)
  • Lucian (Underworld)
  • All Lycans (Underworld)
  • Michael Corvin (Underworld); vampire-werewolf hybrid
  • Valkenhayn R. Hellsing (BlazBlue)
  • The Circle (The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim)
  • Sinding (The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim)
  • Arnbjorn (The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim)
  • Frostmoon Pack (The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim)
  • Jhon Talbain/Gallon (Darkstalkers)
  • All wolves (Wolf's Rain)
  • Darcia (Wolf's Rain)
  • Wolfman (Cirque du Freak:The Vampire's Assistance)
  • Remus Lupin (Harry Potter)
  • Fenrir Greyback (Harry Potter)
  • Bill Weasley (partial powers) (Harry Potter)
  • Akira Inugmai (Wolf Guy)
  • All werewolves and werewolf-chameleons (Shadow Falls)
  • Wayne & Wanda (Hotel Transylvania)
  • Wayne's & Wanda's Kids (Hotel Transylvania)
  • Grubbs Grady (The Demonata)
  • Saiyans (Dragon Ball)
  • Wereturtles (The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!)
  • Catseye (Marvel Comics)
  • Kyle Abbot (DC Comics)
  • Whisper A'Daire (DC Comics)
  • Hugh Dawkins (DC Comics)
  • Man-Bat (DC Comics)
  • Blair (Soul Eater)
  • Lycanthropes (Dungeons & Dragons)
  • Ananasi (Werewolf: The Apocalypse)
  • Asa Pike (Charlie Bone)
  • Sonic the Hedgehog (Sonic the Hedgehog); only in werehog transformation
  • Cornell (Castlevania)
  • Zoanthropes (Bloody Roar)
  • Sabrewulf (Killer Instinct)
  • Beastmen (Nanatsu no Taizai)
  • Red Riding Hood (Once Upon A Time)
  • Anita (Once Upon A Time)
  • Werebeasts (No Game No Life)
  • The Were-Rabbit (Wallace and Gromit)
  • The Entire British Royal Family (Doctor Who); beginning in 1879
  • Eckard Lokin (Star Wars: The Old Republic); as a part-Rakghoul
  • Fox (Gargoyles); temporarily
  • Atsushi Nakajima (Bungou Stray Dogs); weretiger
  • Changing Breeds, including Garou (White Wolf)
  • Julien (All Hail King Julien); via Gecko's milk
  • Weres (Grrl Power)
  • Wereskunks (Regular Show)
  • Were-beasts (Monster Girl Encyclopedia)
    • Werewolf
    • Wererabbit
    • Weresheep
    • Werecat
    • Werebat


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