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Other languages: German: Steinadler
Hungarian: Kőszáli sas
Russian: Орлоклюв
Spanish: Steinadler
Notables: Farley Kolt
Frankie Gonzales
Marque Garnick
Dead Napoleon Bonaparte (1769 - 1821)Dead Kodama Gentarō (1852 - 1906)
TV Show: "Three Coins in a Fuchsbau"
"The Good Soldier"
"Thanks for the Memories"
"Octopus Head"
"The Last Fight"
Books: The Icy Touch
Aunt Marie's Book of Lore
Referenced: "The Bottle Imp"
"Nobody Knows the Trubel I've Seen"

A Steinadler (pron: SHTINE-aad-lur, Grimm: STINE-ad-lur; Germ. "golden eagle", lit. "stone eagle") is a hawk-like Wesen that first appeared in "Three Coins in a Fuchsbau".


Season 1Edit

"Three Coins in a Fuchsbau"Edit

Farley Kolt tricked two Schakals into shooting each other. He was arrested, and afterwards, told Nick about the Coins of Zakynthos, and about his relationship with Marie Kessler. Marie left Farley to take care of her sister's son, who was Nick. He assisted Nick and Hank when they tracked Soledad Marquesa, realizing he killed Nick's parents. Kolt stole the coins from Renard after Soledad was apprehended. Nick later got the coins back from Kolt.

Season 3Edit

"The Good Soldier"Edit

Frankie Gonzales is a Steinadler who, earlier in the military, had been gang raped by Ron Hurd, Robert Hammonds, Troy Dodge and Jim McCabe.

She confronts the former soldiers four years after her rape, in order to get them to come forward and admit to what they did, to get herself justice and closure. Frankie had previously been in Phoenix, Arizona to find Robert Hammonds. In Portland, Frankie tracks down the rest of her attackers; first she goes for Ron Hurd in the VFW bar and later in front of his home. She then goes after Troy by being let into his house by his wife under the guise of "an old friend." Finally, she confronts Jim McCabe in his security firm's parking lot, and is later arrested by Nick and Hank.

At the precinct, Frankie is accused of murdering Ron, Robert, and Troy out of revenge for what they did, and is accused by Nick of being a Manticore, the Wesen that killed the former soldiers. She then woges into a Steinadler, showing that she did not kill them. However, she figures out who the Manticore killing her rapists really is; Colonel Adam Desai, her former commanding officer. She later helps the detectives find Desai by calling him and allowing them to trace the call to Desai's location, the VFW bar.

Afterwards, Hank and Nick tell Frankie what Desai had done for her, and she leaves the precinct after finally obtaining the justice and closure she wanted.

Season 4Edit

"Thanks for the Memories"Edit

After arriving at Nick and Juliette's home to investigate the decapitation of Weston Steward, Chavez and her partner Special Agent Rosten walk over to talk with Trubel. The FBI agents have Trubel come with them into the house to walk them through what happened. Trubel goes over step by step what happened from the time that Renard was shot until she cut off Weston's head with the machete.

A little while later, Chavez looks around Trubel's room. She examines Trubel's chess piece before she discovers the Grimm diaries. She woges into a Steinadler as she looks through the book. Rosten comes into the room and asks if she's good with Weston's body being taken away. She retracts and tells him yes. She then asks what he thinks about Trubel and Rosten says after what happened, if she was his daughter, she'd be a basket case and Chavez says she's not normal.

In an interrogation room Trubel answers questions from Detective Meacham and Detective Pogue while Chavez and Rosten watch from outside the room. Rosten tells Chavez that Trubel's answers are consistent with what she told them at the house. A couple minutes later Chavez and Rosten come tell Nick and Hank that no charges are going to be filed against Trubel at the time. Chavez says she's handling things pretty well for just cutting off someone's head.

Later, Chavez is at the FBI office looking a Trubel's record when Rosten comes in to tell her what he found on Weston Steward lately. He says the last call Weston made was to GQR Industries in Rotterdam. Chavez asks if they know what the connection is and Rosten says they're working on it. He then tells her that Weston's car was found a block from Nick's house with a packed suitcase that was just brought to the office. Chavez and Rosten go through Weston's suitcase. They find money and passports for many countries. Chavez says they need to check Weston's bank accounts and phone records.

"Octopus Head"Edit

Chavez and Nick discuss the shooting of Renard and the beheading of Weston Steward before getting to Trubel and her background. Chavez turns her back on Nick and woges before turning back around to carefully study Nick's eyes. She then retracts and asks Nick if there is anything else he wants to tell her, and Nick replies that it is her party and he is just a guest.

"The Last Fight"Edit

Characteristics Edit

When woged, Steinadlers gain muzzle-like face and a beak-like nose. They have sparse feather-like hair all over their body. They retain their human hair color. Their eyes are an extremely pale yellowish-green color. Like a few Wesen, they can localize their woge in their eyes without altering the rest of their body.

Steinadlers are renowned for their exceptional vision. Their superior vision is a result of having five times more visual sensory cells per millimeter of the retina than humans. They also have special colored oils in their eyes that reflect certain wavelengths of light. These special ocular biologic factors endow them with near perfect night vision, and a whole host of other ocular abilities.

Steinadler are incredibly fast creatures, appearing as a blur when they run, They don't appear to be superhumanly strong, but appear to be durable creatures.

Steinadler Knife is used by Grimms to kill only Steinadlers. The blade is smithed from platinum and dipped in nightshade. A single stab to the heart is often enough to dispatch them.

It is believed that Steinadler have protoreceptor proteins that allow them to perceive the magnetic field, which is apparently done by turning its head. ("Aunt Marie's Book of Lore")


The Steinadler are known for their ability to pokerfacedly exhibit simultaneously friendliness and sternness, so it is impossible to tell whose side one is on. The ability to sternly influence others as though they were subordinate friends makes the Steinadler excellent military figures. They have a reputation for being heroes and adventurers as well as having high intellect and good intuition.


The Garde Nationale, an army recruited by Paris to defend it from the Prussians, was led by Steinadler officers.

In Japan, the Order of the Golden Kite was established to distinguish Steinadler in the Japanese military from other members. It was abolished in 1947. ("Aunt Marie's Book of Lore")

Excerpt from Grimm DiariesEdit


The following excerpts from from L. Grimm's study on the anatomy of a Steinadler who he had befriended in Berlin. This particular Steinadler donated his own body to Grimm's lab for study upon death. ("Aunt Marie's Book of Lore")

A- Steinadler Field of Vision.

B- Binocular Foveal Vision.

C- Vertical Field Perimeter.

D- Monocular Foveal Vision.

E- Binocular Vision

The Steinadler has five time more visual sensory cells per millimeter of retina than do humans. They also have colored oils in their eyes that refract certain wavelengths of light. This intensifies certain colors at the expense of others.

The visual ability of the Steinadler is legendary. Adaptations to night vision include larger eyes and large numbers of closely packed visual rods and cones.

The distinctive brow ridge physically protects the eye from wind, dust and debris, and shields it from excessive glare.


See alsoEdit

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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