Anthro Fluffies are a variant of fluffy pony with anthropomorphic traits; they are distinct from satyrs as they are completely covered in fluff and far more closely resemble regular fluffies in appearance and intellect. Usually used in weirdbox or pornographic material, anthro fluffies are generally depicted as being (marginally) smarter than their tiny cousins and having a very high sex drive. Perhaps the most famous anthro fluffies are Fluffsplosion's unnamed pink anthro and Russian Hugboxer's Subject 13, a giant, smart anthro with an enormously high sex drive and super strength.
Anthro Subspecies Edit
Unlike standard fluffies, there is a great variation in the portrayal of anthros. Some, like Phinora, are depicted as about 3 to 4 feet high, while Russian Hugboxer's Experiment 13 is shown as over 10 feet tall. Intelligence varies from user to user and can range from fluffies in human bodies level of intelligence to human in fluffy body level of intelligence to something in between. Additionally, anthros can be shown with hands, hooves, or a hybrid "mitten hand" having a thumb connected to a hooflike hand. The only notable subspecies of anthro is the snakejaw anthro.
Snakejaw Fluffies Edit
The snakejaw stands a little over 6 feet in height no sexual dimorphism between the genders, and always has hoofed forelegs. Its chief distinguishing feature is its ability to unhinge its jaw, and swallow prey as large as itself. Females of the subspecies generally like the feeling live prey moving around in their stomach, as it is similar to the feeling of a fetus moving in the uterus. For the same reason, males are often hesitant to swallow live prey, viewing it as "mawe's nummies." The snakejaw anthro has ape-like strength, and is easily able to overpower humans.
This subspecies was designed to be the "pit-bull" of fluffies, with anthros taking the role of large dogs, and standard fluffies in the role of toy dogs. Somewhat paradoxically, snakejaw anthros tend to be better behaved than standard sized fluffies, as disobedient or violent behavior could not be tolerated in a snakejaw anthro. Likewise, the owners tend to be more reasonable, as snakejaws are strong enough to fight back when abused, and are more expensive, costing a few hundred dollars for a standard model.
In-universe, this sub-species is regarded as no more dangerous than any other anthro of similar size. Although it is able to eat a full-grown human alive, a punch to the head with a hoof from as regular anthro could be just as deadly.
Some people assert that anthros cross the line into furry fandom. Typically, Russian fluffy fans are more hostile to anthros than the American or Western European fluffy fanbase. It is often asserted that fluffy anthros are typically indistinguishable from their "canon" My Little Pony counterparts except for the fluffspeak captions, and in a few instances, a "canon" MLP anthro was uploaded to fluffybooru without anyone noticing that the anthro wasn't a fluffy anthro.
Additionally, some people assert that anthros are too close to humans to properly work in the distopian fluffy setting. The anthro, because it looks like a humanoind, gains an automatic sympathy from the reader, even if the anthro is mentally no different from a standard fluffy.