|Other languages:|| German: Bauernschwein|
Farsi: باور شواین
|Notables:|| Peter Orson|
Suzanne Acker (likely)
|Comics:|| Issue 0 (flashback only)|
Issue 1 (flashback only)
Issue 5 (flashback only)
|Books:|| The Killing Time|
Aunt Marie's Book of Lore (mentioned)
When woged, they bear a specific similarity to a wild boar, having a pig-like snout, pointed ears, and a wrinkled face.
Like their enemies, Bauerschwein have a superhuman sense of smell but do not seem to gain any other physical enhancements.
They are known for being diligent and hard-working and are capable of interacting with humans in this manner. Unfortunately, Bauerschwein are not particularly strong Wesen, and as such, they are noted to be constant victims of the Blutbad.
Bauerschwein often take mud baths to help ease their minds and think.
Relationship with BlutbadenEdit
The Blutbad-Bauerschwein Feud goes back centuries, and the two races are so much embroiled in the feud that every incident where harm has come to the Bauerschwein from murders to suicides are blamed on Blutbaden. The feud is very one-sided, as Blutbaden kill Bauerschwein simply for entertainment, and Orson was the first known Bauerschwein to fight back and kill a Blutbad until Graydon Ostler did so as well.
Relationship with GrimmsEdit
According to Orson, Grimms and Bauerschwein have never been enemies and seem to be allies. This changed when Orson engaged in a revenge killing spree after Angelina Lasser killed his brothers. ("The Three Bad Wolves") On the other hand, Graydon Ostler was noticeably shocked when he discovered Nick was a Grimm and didn't recover until Nick told him he wasn't going to kill him, suggesting that their relationship might not have been as good as Orson indicated. ("A Dish Best Served Cold")
Excerpt from Grimm DiariesEdit(By Theresa Rubel)
DRAMA DOESN'T FOLLOW ME... IT ATTACKS ME IN AN ALLEY!
I know they all want me to die. I don't know why. But I won't let them kill me!The manager at the corner store thought I was trying to shoplift some candy (when I totally was) but then he turned into this pig dude. Do I just see people as monsters when I'm scared?
- The name "Orson" is reflective of Orson Pig in the U.S. Acres segment of the Garfield cartoon series.
- A reference was made in "Tarantella" to a Wildschwein (pronunciation: VILT-shvyn; Germ. Wildschwein "wild boar") by Monroe. No such Wesen has been seen in the series so far, and from the context in conversation, Monroe may have slipped when meaning to say Bauerschwein.
- The official Grimm site lists the translation as "peasant pig."
- Contracting the German words Bauer and Schwein into a compound noun usually would make Bauernschwein (note the additional n in the middle) - a term not typically used but referring to a domesticated pig.
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