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Other languages: German: Hyänenratte
Hungarian: Csirkefogó
Russian: Шустролап
Spanish: Klaustreich
Notables: Handcuff Tim Steinkellner
Handcuff Joe
Dead Richard
Dead Shaw Steinkellner
TV Show: "The Thing With Feathers"
"Red Menace"
"Eyes of the Beholder"
"Nobody Knows the Trubel I've Seen"
"Cry Luison"
"The Grimm Who Stole Christmas"
Comics: Issue 1 (cover only)
Issue 12
Books: The Killing Time
Aunt Marie's Book of Lore
Referenced: "Cat and Mouse"
"The Bottle Imp"

A Klaustreich (KLOW-shtrykh; Grimm: KLOW-strysh; Germ. klauen = "steal" + Streich = "prank/trick" or alternatively Germ. "Klau(e)" = "claw" + "Streich" = "stroke") is an alley cat-like Wesen. They are typically known for being jerks in the Wesen community.


Season 1Edit

"The Thing With Feathers"Edit

While out on a romantic getaway with Juliette, Nick encountered a Klaustreich, Tim Steinkellner, who had a Seltenvogel wife named Robin. He had originally seduced her, but started keeping her prisoner, even force feeding her, along with his cousin, Sheriff Munson. They planned to keep her until she produced her Unbezahlbar.

Monroe told Nick that in high school, he lost his girlfriend, Molly, to a Klaustreich, who then got her pregnant, and she delivered his litter at prom. When she told her parents, they reported him to the police. Enraged the Klaustreich slashed Molly's face before skipping town. It is implied that Monroe killed or severely injured the Klaustreich out of revenge. The event also left him with a hatred for them.

After realizing something was wrong, and seeing Robin try to escape, Nick intervened. He tried to save her and got into a fight with Tim, who although strong, proved no match for him. Nick kicked him out of his window, and saved Robin. Nick called Sheriff Munson, unaware that he and Tim were working together. Munson arrived, and together he and Tim went after Nick and Robin.

After cutting out the Unbezahlbar, Nick was cornered by Tim and Sheriff Munson. By using the threat of smashing the Unbezahlbar, Nick was able to distract them by throwing the Unbezahlbar in the air. He overpowered the sheriff and chased down Tim, who had caught the falling Unbezalbar. Tim tripped, causing the Unbezahlbar to fly up into a tree branch and smash into tiny pieces. The two were arrested by the regional police.

Season 3Edit

"Red Menace"Edit

Alicia, a friend of Juliette, gets into another fight with her husband, Joe, who is a Klaustreich. She leaves to go to Portland and stay with Juliette and Nick to avoid Joe.

When Joe notices she is gone he searches for her. He eventually calls Nick and Juliette's number and demands to know if she is at their house. He ends up hanging up when Nick and Juliette won't tell him if Alicia is there. He sits in his car outside Nick and Juliette's Home, and woges in anger.

"Eyes of the Beholder"Edit

As Alicia is arguing with Nick at his door, Joe sucker punches Nick and attempts to grab hold of Alicia. She resists and runs back towards the kitchen and Juliette. Juliette jumps on Joe's back and starts striking his head until he flips her off, and goes after Alicia. Juliette next uses a frying pan to hit him, which causes him to woge. Juliette says she is unimpressed and kicks him. Alicia then joins in striking him. When a recovered Nick, holding his gun arrives, Joe realizes that Nick is a Grimm, and surrenders.

"Nobody Knows the Trubel I've Seen"Edit

Richard and his friend Kirk try to pick up Trubel who is walking down a quiet road. After they pull over and she continues walking, they run up after her and attack her, and drag her away from the road. They both woge and lunge at her, but both end up being brutally killed by her.

Season 4Edit

"Cry Luison"Edit

"The Grimm Who Stole Christmas"Edit



When Klaustreichs woge they gain piercing jade green eyes, outward pointed ears, and a feline muzzle that terminates in a pink feline nose. Their bodies are covered in either light grey or brown fur, except their face, which is covered in white fur.

Physically, they are quite strong, able to perform cat-like leaps over a distance of several yards, and they can match blows with a Grimm suggesting superhuman strength, however, their strength is still inferior to Grimms to point Grimms can throw them around almost casually. However, they are powerful enough to sucker punch a Grimm in the face and knock them out for a short while (if they catch them by surprise). Despite having both razor sharp fangs and claws, Klaustreichs prefer to use the latter in combat, which can cause massive damage when combined with their strength.

They are also significantly more durable than humans, able to take and quickly recover from suffering incredible force, even to the head. One for example, was able to take multiple strikes to the head with a frying pan, having a vase and jar broken over his head, and being repeatedly assaulted, all of which he took and showed no signs of damage afterwards. ("Eyes of the Beholder")


Women often find male Klaustreichs irresistible, but it never ends well for those who fall for them as male Klaustreichs are very possessive and abusive towards their soul-mates. It is very rare for a woman to escape a relationship with a Klaustreich relatively or completely unscathed. It is unknown how they attract women, be it a physiological feature similar to Ziegevolks, or simply pure charisma. It would appear to be charisma however, as a Klaustreich's hold is nowhere near as strong or as permanent as a Ziegevolk's. Monroe told Nick that it is a good idea to sleep with one eye open when there's a Klaustreich around, as Klaustreichs are treacherous and highly aggressive.

They, like many Wesen, fear Grimms, as both Joe and Shaw expressed extreme fear when seeing Nick and Trubel, respectively. However, Tim did not show fear when seeing Nick, only hatred.

Excerpt from Grimm DiariesEdit

(By Nick Burkhardt)

The Klaustreich I came in contact with was aggressive, predatory, sadistic, and treacherous.


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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