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Other languages: German: Königsschlange
Hungarian: Királykobra
Notables: Dead  Arbok
Dead Colney
TV Show: "Over My Dead Body"
Books: The Icy Touch

A Königschlange (KOE-nig-shlaa-nguh; Germ. Königsschlange, "boa constrictor", literally "king's snake") is a king cobra-like Wesen that appears in "Over My Dead Body".


"Over My Dead Body"Edit

Arbok, a Königschlange was hired by an unknown person to oversee the murder of Monroe. He, in turn, hired a Skalengeck named Buxton Jacobs, who attempted to molest Angelina Lasser outside a bar. Angelina killed him causing Arbok to require a new hitman, a job she offered/forced Angelina to take. Angelina warned Monroe of the hit and assisted Nick to find out who was trying to kill Monroe. In order to trick Arbok into thinking Monroe's was dead they used the Dead Faint potion, which was the only way to trick a Königschlange into thinking someone was dead. When Angelina delivered the supposedly dead body of Monroe, Arbok contacted his employer, who was revealed to be Sean Renard's friend Mia Gaudot. Mia ordered Arbok to pay Angelina. When Angelina revived Monroe, Arbok fled into the trees and attempted to kill Nick Burkhardt; however, Hank Griffin killed Arbok first.

Characteristics Edit

Upon woge, their skin turns scaly, a distinctive hood forms, and they gain a serpent-like tongue and fangs.

They have incredible senses, particularly smell and touch, and are sensitive to temperature and can detect weak vibrations. Their acute senses are not foolproof, and anyone who is under the effect of the Dead Faint potion can trick a Königschlange into thinking they are dead. Because of their unique skill, they are generally sought after by those wishing to unmistakably confirm an individual's death, as well as being a living lie detector of sorts. In short, they typically find employment through exceptionally shady avenues.

They also have sharp fangs that release a deadly toxin into whatever they puncture. Königschlange are extremely fast and have incredible reflexes that far exceed that of a Grimm. When Königschlange combine these traits with their impressive physical strength it enables them to go toe-to-toe with Grimms.

Behavior Edit

They are an extremely unpleasant and dangerous Wesen species, Monroe mentioned he does not want anything to do with them. They're so dangerous that even Blutbaden fear them, and their name is enough to invoke fear in other Wesen. They also seem somewhat sadistic, and enjoy intimidating others.

They are highly suspicious creatures and are very rarely deceived. Königschlange possess superhuman strength and are strong enough to wrestle with a Grimm, as Arbok was capable to gain the upper hand in a fight at one point against Nick.



  • If Arbok's name is read backward it is the German word for cobra (Kobra).

Wesen in Grimm
Accipitrid Wesen Geier, Steinadler
Bovine Wesen Heftigauroch, Taureus-Armenta
Canine Wesen Anubis, Blutbad, Coyotl, Höllentier, Hundjäger, Luison, Schakal, Wældreór, Wildesheer
Caprine Wesen Krampus, 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
Lepidosauromorphan Wesen Phansigar
Lutrine Wesen Luisant-Pêcheur
Machairodontine Wesen Mauvais Dentes
Meline Wesen Drang-Zorn
Osteichthyan Wesen Cracher-Mortel, Matança Zumbido
Pantherine Wesen Balam, Löwen, Pflichttreue, Yaguaraté
Passeriform Wesen Seltenvogel
Perissodactyl Wesen Dickfellig, Nuckelavee
Primate Wesen Aswang, El Cucuy, Excandesco, Fuchsteufelwild, Hässlich, Hexenbiest, Indole Gentile, Koschie, Musai, Siegbarste, Wendigo, Wildermann
Pseudosuchian Wesen Gelumcaedus, Skalenzahne
Rodent Wesen Eisbiber, Mauzhertz, Reinigen, Stangebär
Sauropsidans Wesen Dämonfeuer
Serpent Wesen Königschlange, Lausenschlange
Spiralian Wesen Gedächtnis Esser, Lebensauger
Strigiform Wesen Scharfblicke
Suinan Wesen Bauerschwein, Malin Fatal, Schinderdiv
Ursid Wesen Jägerbar
Vulpine Wesen Fuchsbau

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