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|Notables|| Marcus Ruspoli (leader)|
Gregor Danilov (former leader)
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|Mentioned|| "Organ Grinder"|
"One Angry Fuchsbau"
The Verrat (ver-RAAT; Germ. "betrayal") is a powerful Wesen organization established in 1945 that serves the seven royal houses (the Seven Houses) whose goal is to maintain stability within the Wesen world. The Verrat depicted in the Grimm series is based on the conspiracy theories surrounding the German Revolution of 1918–1919, and it gets its name from Sebastian Haffner's series of books on the subject, known as Der Verrat.
Historical premise from real-world conspiracy theoriesEdit
In November 1918, a group of German Empire rebels (the Verrat) formed the Weimar Republic and fueled a civil war within the empire. The Weimar Republic won the war, and in 1919, the government leaders signed the Treaty of Versailles, officially ending World War I and effectively marking a defeat for the German Empire.
The Verrat formed during World War II and have since infiltrated major political and law enforcement roles in every part of the world. They have been at the center of several struggles throughout history and throughout the world:
- White Terror (1936 - 1963)
- Multiple recent crises in Europe including the rise of Franco and Adolf Hitler
- Recent turmoil in the Middle East
- Arab Spring (2010 - present)
The Verrat continue to carry out the orders of the Royal families. The Royals control who is the head of the Verrat and the Verrat agents must obey all orders of the Royals or face serious consequences including death. Verrat agents will kill fellow agents without hesitation, even if their target is the head of the Verrat if the order is given by the Royals. ("Synchronicity")
There is little information on the Seven Houses that rule the Verrat. The organization's most common enforcers amongst the Wesen are Hundjäger, to the point that that species is synonymous with the Verrat. The Reapers are believed to be a (possibly semi-autonomous) branch of the Verrat dedicated to keeping the Grimms in line. Historically, the Grimms themselves have worked closely with the Verrat in a mercenary capacity, though to what extent this is true in the present day is unknown.