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Hug Wolves are a sub-species of Wolf Men in the Land of Ooo. Finn and Jake encounter an Alpha Hug Wolf in the episode "Hug Wolf." According to Bestiarium Vocabulum, Hug Wolves must hug people every night to satisfy their insatiable craving for hugs.


Hug Wolves look much like werewolves in that they are large bipedal wolves. Transformation usually takes on 2 phases. The first phase is where the mind is overcome by hug lust, beginning as simple affection before growing to the point the infected person will attempt to hug anyone. At this point, physical transformation occurs. The eyes of the victim become dilated and wild. The infected’s feet and hands morph into larger heart shaped masses, the torso gains musculature, and their head grows a muzzle and sharp teeth, as well as red eyes with slits. At this point, a Hug Wolf will search out and attempt to hug anyone nearby. When a suitable victim is found, the hug wolf will rapidly approach and embrace their victim. The embrace normally lasts only about 5-10 seconds, with the hug wolf cooing and growling in pleasure. The hug wolf will then release the victim and seek out a new one immediately. When trapped, Hug Wolves will attempt to bait victims with hugs, sometimes promising “Just a little one”, while as soon as they are released they give full strength hugs. Upon morning, hug wolves revert back to their normal self, who often remain unconscious for several hours.


Hug Wolves are physically strong and are capable of moving quickly and jumping high. Their hugs vary in strength; when Finn is transformed the alpha Hug Wolf hugs him "gently," but Finn as a beta hug wolf makes Cinnamon Bun's love handles sore by squeezing him so hard.

Hug Wolves are capable of speech while transformed, most of which involves the word "hug." Their voices resemble growls and usually intimidate those around them despite only wanting to give a hug.

The wolves have the unique ability to turn others into their own kind. For this to occur, an alpha Hug Wolf must hug someone under a full moon. Individuals that are transformed are known as beta Hug Wolves. It is unknown if Beta Hug Wolves are capable of turning non hug wolves. However, if two Hug Wolves embrace each other for a extended amount of time, both will revert back into their original forms.


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