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Other languages: German: Drang-Zorn
Hungarian: Vadborz
Russian: Гневохват
Spanish: Drang-Zorn
Farsi: درنگ زورن
Notables: William Granger
Lilly Granger
Handcuff.png April Granger
Handcuff.png Nurse Fran
Dead.svg Betty Frame
Elizabeth Stanton
Dead.svg Norm Stanton

A Drang-Zorn (DRAHNG-tsorn; Ger. Drang "urge, stress" + Zorn "rage, fury, or wrath") is a badger-like Wesen that first appeared in "The Bottle Imp".

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

When they woge, Drang-Zorn gain black fur over their face, neck, and arms. Their features shift, becoming badger-like, and they gain razor sharp teeth. Their ears elongate, and they are sexually dimorphic. Their hands develop large claws suitable for digging. Males have a much more severe woge, growing hair all over their bodies, while females keep their normal hair, grow fur over their arms and hands, and just have the features change.

Physically, Drang-Zorn are unimaginably powerful, exhibited when April Granger, despite being 9 years old, was able to overpower an adult man on two occasions. Like actual badgers, a Drang-Zorn's main form of attack is a powerful bite; their jaws are strong enough to sever flesh and bone with ease. As Drang-Zorn age, their strength and lethal quality of their bite doesn't diminish all that much, as observed with Norm Stanton, an elderly Drang-Zorn who was suffering from dementia. Mr. Stanton was able to easily kill two adult humans, one male and one female in different instances, while suffering from his condition, though it should be noted his victims were totally taken by surprise, so they did not have much of a chance to defend themselves.

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The eyes of the Drang-Zorn change color as well. In adults, the irises glow the same red color common to most Wesen, ("The Icy Touch") though the glowing eyes do not always show during the woge. In youth, the irises remain black, but the sclerae turn green. Green sclerae have not been observed in all adults, however. ("Bad Luck")

A Drang-Zorn is capable of digging a hole in the earth for refuge. This hole is often compact enough that the Drang-Zorn cannot move in and out of the hole in his or her human form. ("The Icy Touch")

Behavior[edit | edit source]

They are known to have a very short temper and are very easily enraged, prone to violent outbursts. However, if faced with an adversary that they know they could not prevail over, Drang-Zorns will instead take refuge in underground dens that they built for cases such as these, and they are quite adept at constructing them. Some Drang-Zorns are better tempered than others and have a kinder, more compassionate side, however.

If a Drang-Zorn were to woge before the age of thirteen, they will suffer from a lack of inhibition needed to control their rage and will become homicidal toward anyone who angers them, even towards their own kind. This often leads the parents to resort to great lengths isolating their children from others for long periods until they learn how to control themselves.

Excerpt from Grimm Diaries[edit | edit source]

Nasty. Short-tempered. Prone to violent outbursts. Fiercely protective of their offspring.

As I approached, the Drang-Zorn vanished, I discovered when threatened they take refuge in underground dens.

Season 2 Blu-ray Grimm Guide Profile[edit | edit source]

Badger creatures with needle-like teeth, they are nasty and short-tempered. Prone to violent outbursts, Drang-Zorns are notorious for being fiercely protective of their offspring.

Images[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Another word for "wrath" in German is Grimm.
Wesen in Grimm
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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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