Any half-man half-beast is called a Were Beast. The most common kinds of Were Beast are the Werewolf, followed by the Minotaur (Were-Bull). These two beasts are commonly found together. Starting with Castlevania 64, a variety of other types of were-beasts have made appearances. Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness features a village of cursed "Man Beasts", of which the protagonist Cornell is one. The Were Bane is a weapon that is especially strong against were beasts.
- Main article: Were Beasts