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Other languages: German: Bauernschwein
Hungarian: Pórsertés
Russian: Свинорыл
Spanish: Bauerschwein
Farsi: باور شواین
Notables: Handcuff.png Peter Orson
Dead.svg George Orson
Dead.svg Stanley Orson
Handcuff.png Graydon Ostler
Handcuff.png Jessie Acker
Suzanne Acker (likely)

A Bauerschwein (BOW-ur-shvine; Ger. Bauer "farmer" + Schwein "pig") is a pig-like Wesen. They are enemies of Blutbaden and were first seen in "The Three Bad Wolves".

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

When woged, they bear a specific similarity to a wild boar, having a pig-like snout, pointed ears, and a wrinkled face.

Like their enemies, Bauerschwein have a superhuman sense of smell but do not seem to gain any other physical enhancements.

Behavior[edit | edit source]

They are known for being diligent and hard-working and are capable of interacting with humans in this manner. Unfortunately, Bauerschwein are not particularly strong Wesen, and as such, they are noted to be constant victims of the Blutbad.

Bauerschwein often take mud baths to help ease their minds and think.

Relationship with Blutbaden[edit | edit source]

The Blutbad-Bauerschwein Feud goes back centuries, and the two races are so much embroiled in the feud that every incident where harm has come to the Bauerschwein from murders to suicides are blamed on Blutbaden. The feud is very one-sided, as Blutbaden kill Bauerschwein simply for entertainment, and Orson was the first known Bauerschwein to fight back and kill a Blutbad until Graydon Ostler did so as well.

Relationship with Grimms[edit | edit source]

According to Orson, Grimms and Bauerschwein have never been enemies and seem to be allies. This changed when Orson engaged in a revenge killing spree after Angelina Lasser killed his brothers. ("The Three Bad Wolves") On the other hand, Graydon Ostler was noticeably shocked when he discovered Nick was a Grimm and didn't recover until Nick told him he wasn't going to kill him, suggesting that their relationship might not have been as good as Orson indicated. ("A Dish Best Served Cold")

Excerpt from Grimm Diaries[edit | edit source]

Trubel's Journal - Bauerschwain.png
(By Theresa Rubel)

I can't handle these hallucinations, somebody save me!


I know they all want me to die. I don't know why. But I won't let them kill me!

The manager at the corner store thought I was trying to shoplift some candy (when I totally was) but then he turned into this pig dude. Do I just see people as monsters when I'm scared?

Season 1 Blu-ray Grimm Guide Profile[edit | edit source]

Pig creature, specifically looks like a wild boar with giant tusks jutting up from lower jaw. They take mud baths because it calms them. They are century-old enemies of the Blutbaden.

Images[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The name "Orson" is reflective of Orson Pig in the U.S. Acres segment of the Garfield cartoon series.
  • A reference was made in "Tarantella" to a Wildschwein (VILT-shvyn; Ger. Wildschwein "wild boar") by Monroe. No such Wesen has been seen in the series so far, and from the context in conversation, Monroe may have slipped when meaning to say Bauerschwein.
  • The official Grimm site lists the translation as "peasant pig."
  • Contracting the German words Bauer and Schwein into a compound noun usually would make Bauernschwein (note the additional n in the middle) - a term not typically used but referring to a domesticated pig.
Wesen in Grimm
Accipitrid Wesen Barbatus Ossifrage, Geier, Steinadler
Amphibian Wesen Folterseele
Bovine Wesen Fuilcré, Heftigauroch, Taureus-Armenta
Canine Wesen Anubis, Apgadnieks, Blutbad, Coyotl, Höllentier, Hundjäger, Inugami, Luison, Schakal, Wældreór, Wildesheer
Caprine Wesen Krampus, Seelengut, Ziegevolk
Cathartid Wesen Raub-Kondor
Cetancodont Wesen Taweret
Chelicerate Wesen Spinnetod
Chelonian Wesen Genio Innocuo
Chimeric Wesen Manticore, Naiad, Wettbewerbsgewinner
Chiropteran Wesen Murciélago
Dinosaur Wesen Glühenvolk
Falconid Wesen Uhranuti
Feline Wesen Klaustreich, Weten Ogen
Hexapod Wesen Ataktos Fuse, Gevatter Tod, Jinnamuru Xunte, Kackenkopf, Mellifer, Musasat Alsh-Shabab
Lagomorpha Wesen Willahara
Lepidosauromorphan Wesen Furis Rubian, Königschlange, Lausenschlange, Phansigar, Quijada Vil, Skalengeck, Varme Tyv, Wasser Zahne
Lutrine Wesen Luisant-Pêcheur
Machairodontine Wesen Mauvais Dentes
Meline Wesen Drang-Zorn
Mustelid Wesen Ungeziefer Greifer
Osteichthyan Wesen Cracher-Mortel, Hasenfussige Schnecke, Matança Zumbido, Unnamed Red Herring-like Wesen
Pantherine Wesen Balam, Löwen, Pflichttreue, Yaguaraté
Passeriform Wesen Seltenvogel
Perissodactyl Wesen Dickfellig, Nuckelavee
Primate Wesen Alpe, Aswang, Cupiditas, El Cucuy, El Cuegle, Excandesco, Fuchsteufelwild, Hässlich, Hexenbiest, Indole Gentile, Koschie, Musai, Siegbarste, Wendigo, Wildermann, Zerstörer
Pseudosuchian Wesen Gelumcaedus, Skalenzahne
Rodent Wesen Eisbiber, Mauzhertz, Reinigen, Riesen-Ratte, Stangebär
Sauropsidans Wesen Dämonfeuer
Spiralian Wesen Gedächtnis Esser, Huntha Lami Muuaji, Lebensauger
Strigiform Wesen Scharfblicke
Suinan Wesen Bauerschwein, Malin Fatal, Schinderdiv
Ursid Wesen Jägerbar
Vulpine Wesen Fuchsbau, Kitsune, Vulpesmyrca
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