Ersei, my new avatar for the SF story, is a unique Lycanthrope in that his transformation is into an insect rather than a beast. In this image he's using his ability, which causes a huge burst of energy to release (hence the crater). His wings and extra arms materialize, his human arms and torso is encased in an exoskeleton, and he grows a beetle horn. This image isn't the full transformation, just the initial burst. It's more of a magical transformation than a physical one. I was kinda inspired by Franz Kafka's book 'The Metamorphosis' (for complicated reasons).
Ah, the first chapter of the Pureland Story. A lot of people loved this when I showed it to them, and although I don't know just what it was that made it so good, this first chapter serves as a good hook for the rest of the story. Or so I'm told.