The ability to transform one's lower body into animal forms. Variation of Mythic Physiology.

Also Called

  • Centaur Mimicry/Physiology
  • Centauroid
  • Taur Form/Mimicry
  • Tauric Form/Mimicry/Physiology


User either has the lower body of animal, or is able to transform their lower body into other animal forms. Regardless, they gain a part of their abilities from their animal part but that doesn't depend on the head (bite mostly) while keeping their ability to use hands. Note that there are variations who, instead of human upper-portion, have anthropomorphic version of their animal form and do have the bite.



Including but not certainly limited:

Centaur: the traditional horse/human combination, they tend to be tribal beings who are either wild party animals with berserker tendencies, nature-loving wise scholars or proud warriors. Onotaurs are part donkey.

Bucentaur: bull/human combination, sometimes considered a version or minotaur.

Drider: spider/humanoid combination. Includes every version using this combination.

Lion-taur/Wemic: lion/human combination, wemics are anthropomorphic. Cat-taurs can be counted to same group.

Scorpion Men: scorpion/human combination from Mesopotamian mythology, they were also known as aqrabuamelu or girtablilu.


Known Users

See Also: Our Centaurs Are Different


  • Centaurs (American Dragon: Jake Long)
  • Lord Tirek (My Little Pony Friendship is Magic)


  • Insect Queen (DC Comics)
  • Lion-Mane (DC Comics)
  • P'Tar the Catarian (Extinctioners)
  • Taur (Gold Digger)
  • Arachne (Marvel Comics)
  • The Decapitator/Ai Aipec (Marvel Comics)


  • Nessus (Disney's Hercules)
  • Cyclopean Centaur (The Golden Voyage of Sinbad)
  • Mathayus/Scorpion King (The Mummy Returns)


  • Centaurs (Greco-Roman Mythology)
  • Jorōgumo (Japanese Mythology)
  • Onocentaur (Medieval Folklore)
  • Girtablilu (Mesopotamian Mythology)


  • Centaurs (Camp Half-Blood Chronicles)
    • Chiron
  • Centaurs (Harry Potter series)


Tabletop Games

  • Drider (Advanced Dungeons and Dragons)
  • Scarrow/Scorpion Drider (Advanced Dungeons and Dragons)
  • Centaurs (Dungeons and Dragons)
  • Wemics (Dungeons and Dragons)

Video Games

  • Raisa Volkova (Castlevania Lords of Shadows 2)
  • Cydaea (Diablo)
  • Knight Mare (Skylanders)
  • Centarumon (Digimon)
  • Kentaurosmon/Sleipmon (Digimon)
  • Sagittarimon (Digimon)
  • Centaur Warrunner (Dota 2)
  • Enchantress (Dota 2)
  • Spider Daedra (The Elder Scrolls)
  • Lynels (The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild)
  • Centaur Man (Mega Man series)
  • Centaur Family Monsters (Monster Girl Encyclopedia)
    • Bicorn
    • Centaur
    • Nightmare
    • Unicorn
  • Motaro (Mortal Kombat)
  • Shantae (Shantae: Half-Genie Hero)
    • Spider Form/Drider
  • Centaur (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Mannoroth (World of Warcraft)