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Other languages: German: Hexenbiest, Zauberbiest
Hungarian: Boszorkányszörny, varázslószörny
Russian: Ведьма, колдун
Spanish: Hexenbiest
Notables: Adalind Schade
Sean Renard (half-Zauberbiest)
Diana Schade-Renard (3/4 Hexenbiest)
Dead Frau Pech
Dead Catherine Schade
Dead Serena Dunbrook
Dead Camilla Gotleib
Danielle Lanive
Beatrice, Renard's second cousin
William Del Negro
Renard's mother
Alexandros (hybrid)
TV Show:
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Comics: Issue 0
Issue 1 (flashback)
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Grimm: The Warlock Issue 1
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Books: The Icy Touch
Aunt Marie's Book of Lore
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William Del Negro, a Zauberbiest (also called a warlock).

A Hexenbiest (HEK-sən-beest; Germ. Hexe "witch" + Biest "beast") is a witch-like (or warlock-like if it's male) Wesen that resembles a zombie, with visibly decaying flesh. They first appeared in "Pilot".

Rosalee indicated that the term Hexenbiest is reserved for the female, while a male (such as Sean Renard) would instead be called a Zauberbiest (TSOW-bər-beest; Germ. Zauber "magic" or Zauberer "wizard" + Biest "beast") ("Mr. Sandman") or Warlock.(Grimm: The Warlock Issue 4)


When they woge, unlike many other Wesen, Hexenbiests still appear human, however their skin decays so that it resembles a corpse, their teeth sharpen, and their hair turns silver. Their woged appearance becomes more decrepit looking as they age. Ironically, Hexenbiests find this decayed look sexy.

Woged or not, they can be identified by a dark U- shaped birthmark on the underside of their tongues.

Hexenbiests are also shown to possess superhuman strength. They are able to casually overpower a grown man and rip him apart, but they can only access these powers in their Hexenbiest form and not their human one. They are not as strong as Grimms, as on three separate occasions Grimms were able to gain the upper hand in a fight with Hexenbiests. However, Hexenbiests are physically powerful enough to give Grimms a degree of trouble. ("Love Sick") ("The Kiss") ("Face Off")

They have also been shown possessing other abilities such as telekinesis, shown when Adalind turned the gun of one of the Verrat against him at a distance. ("The Show Must Go On") They can be somewhat pyrokinetic, as Adalind's daughter, Diana lit up a fire in the fireplace at the cabin. ("Once We Were Gods") They can create illusions, as Diana caused Meisner to bring firewood to the cabin after he thought he actually picked her up in the middle of the forest and she did the same thing at Nick and Juliette's Home where she made it look like she was alone on the bed until Juliette picked her up and saw she only picked up a pillow. ("Once We Were Gods") ("Synchronicity")

They are also known for their knowledge of "Zaubertränke": chemical or alchemical concoctions and potions. These are used to many effects, such as bewitching a person, and have many highly emotive, compulsive and deadly effects. With this in mind, it is quite easy to see how many fairy tale witches were probably Hexenbiests.

If a Hexenbiest ingests the blood of a Grimm, their Wesen part will be destroyed and they will become a normal human. The weakness is common knowledge amongst Hexenbiests, but seems to be closely guarded from outsiders. Since Adalind was visibly shocked when she realized that Nick knew about it, it seems that even Grimms generally don't know about it. A Hexenbiest turned human in this way still retains her knowledge of Zaubertränke and can still create the most dangerous of concoctions. However, stripping their powers clearly has some affect on their ability to make Zaubertränke, as Adalind claimed she could not create a cure for Renard's obsession due to Nick stripping her of her Hexenbiest powers. ("Face Off") Destroying the Wesen part of them will cause some of their Zaubertränke to stop working, but this will not occur if the Hexenbiest is killed. ("Love Sick")

The only known way to regain their lost powers involves the still beating heart of another Hexenbiest after which the Contaminatio Ritualis must be performed by the former Hexenbiest. They must cut off the hands and feet and pluck out the eyeballs of the dead Hexenbiest. Then they must take them to a special field, bury everything in a certain place, the last bit buried with their own hands. If they are accepted all the flowers in the field in a large circle will die and they must then pick all the dead flowers. After this the flowers must be placed inside the dead Hexenbiest's body, then the body must be sewn up. After a period of several hours, it must be slit open and a red sludge will ooze out. Said sludge must be collected and then rubbed onto the stomach throughout the remainder of the pregnancy. ("Goodnight, Sweet Grimm") ("The Ungrateful Dead") ("PTZD") ("Mommy Dearest")

Behavior Edit

Seemingly concerned only about their own beauty and popularity, they have been known to do things, such as apply leeches to the face, to make their skin paler. They work at the command of royalty and are extremely loyal creatures, but only to whomever they serve, as to others they are treacherous and manipulative, even to their own kind.

When dealing with Hexenbiests, it is important to not get on their bad side, as they do not forgive and are capable of exacting their revenge in multiple ways that never end up well for their offender(s). According to Rosalee, it is not normal for a human to fall for a Hexenbiest. This implies that, despite their attractive human forms, Hexenbiests either fail to maintain human behavior in their relationships or that humans are somehow able to sense their true nature unless the Hexenbiests use deliberate manipulation. However they are able to reproduce with humans and have half-breed offspring such as Sean Renard.

They are feared throughout the Wesen community, and not above bullying weaker Wesen. Even Monroe seemed worried about dealing with Hexenbiests. It seems as though they are known for telling lies, as Kelly Burkhardt was surprised that Catherine Schade told the truth to Nick ("Bad Teeth") and when Stefania Vaduva Popescu confirmed that Adalind's baby was a royal because she wouldn't take her word for it, even though she was only a former Hexenbiest. ("Volcanalis")

They are the only natural enemy of Mellifers. ("Beeware")

Excerpt from Grimm DiariesEdit

Witch-like creature that somewhat resembles a demon or goblin. They work at the behest of royalty and are identifiable by a dark birthmark under their tongues.
  • Appears to be eyeless when transformed but has no visual impairment.
  • Extraordinary beauty in human form.
  • Highly intelligent and cunning.

Natural Enemies: Mellifer and HexenbiestEdit

The Mellifer seems to be the only natural predator of the Hexenbiest. A Mellifer attacks the Hexenbiest using a potent apitoxin, which kills the Hexenbiest instantly.

The fighting skills of a Hexenbiest are only matched by the Queen Bee herself.

Here, a Mellifer cuts out the marked tongue of the Hexenbiest to study the powers and secrets of their kind.

A Hexenbiest mark can be found under the tongue in both human and woged forms.

1x01-Marie's-Book-04 Mark of the Hexenbiest Mellifer-book4 Mellifer-book5

Known HexenbiestsEdit

    • Is disturbed by Nick not killing Wesen; wants to restore chaos in Portland.
    • Has convinced some Mellifers to join forces with him.


Main article: Hexenbiest/Images


See alsoEdit

Wesen in Grimm
Accipitrid Wesen Geier, Steinadler
Agnthan Wesen Lebensauger
Bovine Wesen Taureus-Armenta
Canine Wesen Anubis, Blutbad, Coyotl, Höllentier, Hundjäger, Schakal, Wildesheer
Caprine Wesen Seelengut, Ziegevolk
Cathartid Wesen Raub-Kondor
Chelicerate Wesen Spinnetod
Chelonian Wesen Genio innocuo
Chimeric Wesen Manticore, Naiad
Chiropteran Wesen Murciélago
Dinosaur Wesen Glühenvolk
Feline Wesen Klaustreich
Gekkotan Wesen Skalengeck
Hexapod Wesen Jinnamuru Xunte, Mellifer
Lutrine Wesen Luisant-Pêcheur
Machairodontine Wesen Mauvais Dentes
Meline Wesen Drang-Zorn
Osteichthyan Wesen Cracher-Mortel
Pantherine Wesen Balam, Löwen, Pflichttreue, Yaguaraté
Passeriform Wesen Seltenvogel
Perissodactyl Wesen Dickfellig, Nuckelavee
Primate Wesen Aswang, El Cucuy, Fuchsteufelwild, Hässlich, Hexenbiest, Koschie, Musai, Siegbarste, Wendigo, Wildermann
Pseudosuchian Wesen Gelumcaedus, Skalenzahne
Rodent Wesen Eisbiber, Mauzhertz, Reinigen, Stangebär
Sauropsidans Wesen Dämonfeuer
Serpent Wesen Königschlange, Lausenschlange
Strigiform Wesen Scharfblicke
Suinan Wesen Bauerschwein, Malin Fatal
Ursid Wesen Jägerbar
Vulpine Wesen Fuchsbau
Grimm Season Three
Episodes "The Ungrateful Dead" • "PTZD" • "A Dish Best Served Cold" • "One Night Stand" • "El Cucuy" • "Stories We Tell Our Young" • "Cold Blooded" • "Twelve Days of Krampus" • "Red Menace" • "Eyes of the Beholder" • "The Good Soldier" • "The Wild Hunt" • "Revelation" • "Mommy Dearest" • "Once We Were Gods" • "The Show Must Go On" • "Synchronicity" • "The Law of Sacrifice" • "Nobody Knows the Trubel I've Seen" • "My Fair Wesen" • "The Inheritance" • "Blond Ambition"
Webisodes "Meltdown" • "Love is in the Air"
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 Bree Turner as Rosalee Calvert Claire Coffee as Adalind Schade
Recurring Alexis Denisof as Viktor BeckendorfChristian Lagadec as SebastienDamien Puckler as Martin MeisnerMary Elizabeth Mastrantonio as Kelly BurkhardtJacqueline Toboni as Theresa RubelChris Mulkey as BartDee Wallace as AliceC. Thomas Howell as Weston StewardPhilip Anthony-Rodriguez as RuspoliShohreh Aghdashloo as Stefania Vaduva PopescuIsley and Aria Nelson as Diana Schade-Renard
Wesen BlutbadFuchsbauHexenbiest/Half-ZauberbiestHybridHundjägerWildesheer
Mythology GrimmBlutbad-Bauerschwein FeudContaminatio RitualisGesetzbuch EhrenkodexWesen CouncilWogeSeven KeysSymbols
Organizations Portland PoliceLauferVerrat
Diseases GrausenPost-Traumatic Zombification Disorder
Locations Portland, OregonVienna, AustriaNick and Juliette's HomeMonroe and Rosalee's HomeSean Renard's HomeSpice ShopKronenberg CastleCentral Precinct Justice CenterForest Hills Storage
DVD/Blu-ray Grimm: Season Three
Seasons Season 1Season 2Season 3Season 4
Quotes Opening Quotes
Grimm Season Two
Episodes "Bad Teeth" • "The Kiss" • "Bad Moon Rising" • "Quill" • "The Good Shepherd" • "Over My Dead Body" • "The Bottle Imp" • "The Other Side" • "La Llorona" • "The Hour of Death" • "To Protect and Serve Man" • "Season of the Hexenbiest" • "Face Off" • "Natural Born Wesen" • "Mr. Sandman" • "Nameless" • "One Angry Fuchsbau" • "Volcanalis" • "Endangered" • "Kiss of the Muse" • "The Waking Dead" • "Goodnight, Sweet Grimm"
Webisodes "Bad Hair Day"
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 Bree Turner as Rosalee Calvert Claire Coffee as Adalind Schade
Recurring Shohreh Aghdashloo as Stefania Vaduva PopescuDanny Bruno as Bud WurstnerJames Frain as Eric RenardChristian Lagadec as Renard's ConfidantMary McDonald-Lewis as Frau PechReg E. Cathey as Baron SamediMary Elizabeth Mastrantonio as Kelly Burkhardt
Wesen BlutbadFuchsbauHexenbiest/Half-ZauberbiestHybridCracher-MortelEisbiber
Mythology GrimmCoins of ZakynthosFourth CrusadeSeven KeysWesen WarsGesetzbuch EhrenkodexWesen CouncilEndezeichen GrimmWogeSymbols
Organizations Portland PoliceLauferVerrat
Diseases Fluvus Pestilentia
Locations Portland, OregonVienna, AustriaNick and Juliette's HomeMonroe's HomeSean Renard's HomeSpice ShopKronenberg CastleCentral Precinct Justice CenterForest Hills Storage
DVD/Blu-ray Grimm: Season Two
Seasons Season 1Season 2Season 3Season 4
Quotes Opening Quotes
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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  • Adalind, Frau Pech, Stefania, anyone?

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    • HexenBädenGrimm wrote:Dragonfighter1 wrote:i think that she is the human version of hexbiest/zauberbiest like Grimm's are the human version...
    • I think she is the Ziguenersprache. She could be a Hexenbiest (not likely), she could be human (slightly more likely), or she could be a hu...

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