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The days of hiding in shadows are over, but the nights of vengeance have just begun.

Lucien Petrovitch, in "Eve of Destruction"

Black Claw
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Notables: Dead.svg Conrad Bonaparte (co-founder)
Dead.svg Rolf Kleinager (co-founder)
Sean Renard (formerly)
Lucien Petrovitch (cell leader)
Dead.svg Anselmo Baledin
Appearances

Black Claw, also known as Schwarzkralle (SCHVAHRTZ-krah-luh; Ger. "black claw"), was a group of Wesen intent on living in a world where Wesen do not have to hide their true selves from society, and they were not hesitant to kill anyone who stood in their way, including any Wesen who refused to join them or weren't a part of their cause.

They did not view the latter group of Wesen as family or fellow "brothers and sisters." ("Wesen Nacht") ("Star-Crossed") They wanted to take control of the government ("Inugami") and they were dedicated to bringing back Wesen culture, traditions, and rituals, which they felt they had long been oppressed and persecuted for in the past by Kehrseite. ("Star-Crossed") One of their other main missions was to eradicate all things Grimm, including Grimms, ("Map of the Seven Knights") unless they could get the Grimm to join them. ("The Taming of the Wu")

They were also willing to die for what they believed in. ("Eve of Destruction") They were opposed by Hadrian's Wall. They used a claw mark for their symbol, and their motto was "Occultatum Libera," which loosely translated, according to Monroe, means "free the hidden" or "free what's hidden." ("Clear and Wesen Danger") ("Wesen Nacht") Some members in Black Claw embezzled money to fund the group's activities, and other members recruited Wesen children within the foster care system who had been placed in a ward. ("Clear and Wesen Danger") ("Lost Boys") Some recruiters in Black Claw would go to the individual homes of Wesen and hand out flyers in person to organize meetings, which were essentially recruiting sessions. ("Star-Crossed") The group had a global presence and had the ability to quickly organize and carry out coordinated attacks. Ultimately, however, they were crippled in Portland by the death of one of their co-founders, Conrad Bonaparte, and Hadrian's Wall, the group opposing them, eventually destroyed every last cell of Black Claw that was left. ("Zerstörer Shrugged")

Corporate Structure[edit | edit source]

Hadrian's Wall's diagram of Black Claw's corporate structure from May 2016. The structure has only been updated to note deaths.


   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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Notable Known Members[edit | edit source]

Name
Species
Status
Conrad Bonaparte
Zauberbiest
Deceased
Rolf Kleinager
Schinderdiv
Deceased
Sean Renard (formerly)
Half-Zauberbiest
Living
Lucien Petrovitch
Mauvais Dentes
Living
Anselmo Baledin
Unknown
Deceased
Lydia Minoru
Scharfblicke
Living
Paul Wemlinger
Quijada Vil
Deceased
Dallas Cruz
Skalengeck
Deceased
Billie Trump
Skalengeck
Living
Rachel Wood
Löwen
Deceased
Marwan Hanano
Uhranuti
Deceased
Martin Whitaker
Ziegevolk
Living
Grenville Stauton
Hässlich
Living
Betty Frame
Drang-Zorn
Deceased
Peter
Apgadnieks
Living
Big John
Dickfellig
Living
Miguel
Wildermann
Living
Warden Hooke
Schakal
Living
Nurse Christi Kane
Wendigo
Deceased
Dr. Nicholson
Murciélago
Living
Jed Baim
Coyotl
Deceased
Otto Gruenwaldt
Schakal
Deceased
Sig Ganz
Schakal
Deceased
Donald Orin Heckengaub
Blutbad
Living
Duncan Fargo
Fuilcré
Deceased
Jonathan Holloway
Fuilcré
Living
Krisztian Ajandok
Anubis
Deceased
Oscar Vasicek
Anubis
Deceased
Zuri Ellis
Yaguaraté
Living
Theo Delano
Skalengeck
Deceased
Emilio Quintana
Hundjäger
Deceased
Leslie Knox
Hundjäger
Deceased
Tony Talamonti
Kackenkopf
Living
Kate Masters
Phansigar
Deceased
Boyd Baribeau
Hundjäger
Deceased
Marshall
Schakal
Deceased
Conlin
Siegbarste
Deceased
Johnson
Hundjäger
Living
Vick
Unknown
Living
Stancroft
Hundjäger
Living
D.A. Hurtz
Höllentier
Living

Known Global Presences[edit | edit source]

  • Portland, Oregon
  • Eugene, Oregon
  • Seattle, Washington
  • Lisbon, Portugal
  • Bangkok, Thailand
  • Germany
  • Juárez, Mexico
  • Damascus, Syria
  • Istanbul, Turkey
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Sana'a, Yemen
  • Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Glasgow, Scotland
  • London, England
  • Kiev, Ukraine
  • Osaka, Japan
  • Athens, Greece
  • The Hague, Netherlands
  • Brazil
  • Pakistan
  • Leipzig, Germany
  • Prague, Czech Republic
  • Santiago, Chile

Images[edit | edit source]

Main article: Black Claw/Images
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