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Adalind Schade



Actor: Claire Coffee
Gender: Female
Type: Hexenbiest
Relationships: Catherine, mother
Status: Living
Job: Attorney
TV Show: "Pilot"
"Bears Will Be Bears"
"Danse Macabre"
"Island of Dreams"
"The Thing With Feathers"
"Love Sick"
"Woman in Black"
Mentioned: "Bad Teeth"

Adalind Schade is a former Hexenbiest. Nick Burkhardt first noticed her outside a jewelry store; she momentarily slipped into her Hexenbiest form. When Nick first sees her he guesses her to be a junior partner in a law firm earning a low six figures, who enjoys wearing Armani, starting a relationship with a senior partner, and driving a BMW.

The etymology of her name is derived from the Germanic elements adal "noble" and lind "gentle". Schade is German for "[it's a] pity" or "damage".

Adalind is very poised and graceful, beautiful as are all the Hexenbiest in human form, and does indeed work as a lawyer as Nick suspected. Until she becomes human, she is also a close associate of Captain Renard, working for him, and possibly for the mysterious organization with which Renard is associated.



In the first episode Adalind attempts to kill Marie, at Sean Renard's command, but Nick intervenes and she injects him with a portion of the drug she was planning to use on Marie. She leaves the hospital and enters a vehicle driven by Captain Renard, to whom she reports Nick's presence.

"Bears Will Be Bears"

In the second episode Renard again instructs Adalind to end Marie's life before she can give Nick some unknown information that would make him unlikely to join whatever group the Hexenbeist and Renard represent. Adalind finds assassins - human ones at Renard's instruction - and this time she succeeds, although the hirelings are killed by Monroe and Marie, who fights back. Adalind attacks a human who threatens to mug her and Captain Renard.


When Mellifers attack and kill two of the Hexenbeist lawyers working for the same law firm as Adalind and she is the next target, Nick protects Adalind from harm, as is his duty as a policeman, even though he recognizes her from the attack on his aunt. Adalind is genuinely afraid, and suspects that Captain Renard would sacrifice her. However, she is loyal, and keeps his secrets.

"Danse Macabre"

Adalind has recently arranged to run into and socialize with Nick's partner Hank. Apparently this is done in service to Captain Renard. When Hank is out having a drink with Sargent Wu, Adalind is seemingly stood up by a business associate. They have dinner together.

"Island of Dreams"

In front of a painting in an art gallery Renard asks Adalind to report on her progress in getting Hank to like her. She replies that Hank is not interested since he believes she only likes him because he saved her life. Renard reminds her she knows how to make Hank love her. She is then seen at her house, making potion-laced chocolate chip cookies. She offers them to Hank. After he takes a bite, she tells him not to share them with anyone else.

"The Thing With Feathers"

Adalind continued to make Hank obsessed with her.

"Love Sick"

Hoping to get Nick's key, Adalind tells him to meet her in the woods and give her the key if he wants Hank to live. During the fight some of Nick's blood is ingested by Adalind, turning her into a regular human. Renard tells her that she is no longer of use to him and she walks out the door

"Woman in Black"

She apparently has a Himalayan cat called Majique (Mah-jeek), whom she doses with some sort of toxin via milk. Said cat's tongue turns yellow. She brings the cat to Juliette's clinic, claiming Majique is acting lethargic and not eating. Majique then scratches Juliette on the hand, apparently introducing said toxin into the scratch. By the time Nick goes to her apartment to confront her, she is gone and the apartment cleaned out, leaving behind only the near-empty bowl of milk--and apparently the cat herself, who is still in the clinic's kennel.


  • She was the first non human whose form Nick sees, as well as the first non human to appear.
  • She is the first Wesen to become human.
  • Her cat's name, Majique, is almost a homonym with "magic", a practice commonly associated with witches.
  • She is thought to be the type of wesen associated with the fairytale sleeping beauty.


Grimm Season One
Episodes "Pilot" • "Bears Will Be Bears" • "Beeware" • "Lonelyhearts" • "Danse Macabre" • "The Three Bad Wolves" • "Let Your Hair Down" • "Game Ogre" • "Of Mouse and Man" • "Organ Grinder" • "Tarantella" • "Last Grimm Standing" • "Three Coins in a Fuchsbau" • "Plumed Serpent" • "Island of Dreams" • "The Thing With Feathers" • "Love Sick" • "Cat and Mouse" • "Leave It to Beavers" • "Happily Ever Aftermath" • "Big Feet" • "Woman in Black"
Stars David Giuntoli as Nick Burkhardt Russell Hornsby as Hank Griffin Bitsie Tulloch as Juliette Silverton Silas Weir Mitchell as Monroe Sasha Roiz as Sean Renard Reggie Lee as Wu
Recurring Robert Blanche as Franco Danny Bruno as Bud Wurstner Claire Coffee as Adalind Schade Sharon Sachs as Harper Bree Turner as Rosalee Calvert
Wesen BlutbadEisbiberFuchsbauHexenbiestHässlichSchakal
Mythology GrimmBlutbad-Bauerschwein FeudCoins of ZakynthosSeven KeysWogeSymbols
Organizations Portland PoliceLauferVerrat
Locations Portland, OregonNick and Juliette's HomeMonroe's HomeSean Renard's HomeSpice ShopCentral Precinct Justice CenterForest Hills Storage
DVD/Blu-ray Grimm: Season One
Seasons Season 1Season 2Season 3Season 4
Quotes Opening Quotes

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  • Will Nick and Adalind ever really fall in love?

    146 messages
    • I agree.  I guess we'll have to see what the finale brings.   I'm not sure if I've ever forgiven the writers for making Adalind's baby Nick...
    • Breddgal wrote:I agree.  I guess we'll have to see what the finale brings.   I'm not sure if I've ever forgiven the writers for making Adalin...
  • Why not use Trubel's blood to take Adalind's power away?

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    • They have already made it clear that all three of them are immune now.   
    • Put it in the context of Chicken pox. We can only get it once in life, and after that, our body builds immunity from it so we can never get s...

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