|Other languages:|| German: Nagerstein|
|Notables:|| Roddy Geiger|
Phyllis Stanton (probably)
|Comics:||Issue 3 (mentioned only)|
|Books:|| The Icy Touch|
The Chopping Block
The Killing Time
When Reinigen woge, their eyes become darker, their ears become larger, their faces become pointy, and their incisors enlarge.
While they don't have superhuman strength, Reinigen are quick and light on their feet, as Roddy was able to outrun Nick Burkhardt for a few seconds before the latter caught up. They also seem to have greater endurance, as one Reinigen was able to jump up and attack a bystander after just crashing their car, following which it ran through a glass door, and despite being injured, proceeded to wreck an entire office without stopping. It should be noted that the Reinigen in question was in an aggressive state due to Fluvus Pestilentia, so adrenaline might explain his durability. They can also resist the effects of Fluvus Pestilentia for much longer than other Wesen, such as Fuchsbau and Stangebar. ("Quill")
Reinigen, or at least some of them, have incredible potential when it comes to music. They are able to utilize these abilities to mesmerize and control rats, similar to the way Mellifers control bees. These abilities however may only be found in a select few Reinigen as Ephram Geiger considered his son Roddy to be a prodigy.
They are similar to rats in that they are scavengers, not being the least bit picky about what they eat. They appear to be peaceful creatures like their fellow rodent Wesen, Eisbibers and Mauzhertz, and Stangebärs, but unlike them (except Stangebärs), Reinigen are nowhere near as meek or cowardly. Still, they are very cautious in the presence of stronger Wesen, as seen when Roddy backed away from Monroe after realizing Monroe was a Blutbad. Despite being cautious and generally non-violent, Reinigen can be very temperamental especially if they have a history of being treated poorly. If a Reinigen looses his or her temper, he or she will lash out violently against their offenders. Reinigen appear to have a tendency to hold grudges.
Reinigen also appear to have an affinity for actual rats, for example Roddy's father, despite being an exterminator, preferred to capture and release rats, rather than kill them.
Monroe described them as being "at the bottom of the food chain" and hints at them living on the leftovers of society.
Like many Wesen, Reinigen fear Grimms, however they are not particularly terrified of them, merely wary in their presence.
Excerpt from Grimm DiariesEdit
(By Nick Burkhardt) December 8, 2011
The young boy is extremely gifted with the violin but is also very troubled. His father is moody and on edge, probably as a result of years of disrespect at the bottom of the Grimm creature food chain.I've learned from a trustworthy Blutbad that these rat-like creatures are rarely violent unless pushed to the limit. They apparently possess a musical ability that enables them to mesmerize and control the rat's behavior, similar to the tale of the Pied Piper. While I don't believe these creatures pose a direct threat to me, they have proven uncooperative and are difficult to deal with.
(By Theresa Rubel)
Some days everything is normal and then this dude will look like an animal.
Most of the time I feel like its just me, but when I see them, they see me.
WHO IS THE MONSTER? ME OR THEM?THEY CAN'T KILL ME IF I KILL THEM FIRST
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