|El Cuegle (Wesen)|
When they woge, El Cuegle gain blue-gray or purple-gray skin, yellow claw-like fingernails, and a mouth full of razor sharp snaggle-teeth. They also lose their hair. Setting them apart from other Wesen is their third eye, which resides just above the other two, and a secondary right arm that grows roughly around the lower cervical and upper thoracic region.
El Cuegle are incredibly strong creatures and are able to take on several grown men, including a Grimm, at the same time. El Cuegle are able to easily overpower single individuals in a fight, particularly by pinning them down to the ground or pinning both of their arms to their side while simultaneously punching them with their third arm. Their third arm appears to be their strongest, as they use it to easily toss fully grown adults aside, as well as knock people unconscious. However, they are no more durable than humans and can die from the impact of a long fall.
They possess a truly unique ability: with one eye they see the past, the other the present, and the third the future. Through this ability, they will receive visions of a baby who has been recently born that will grow up to do something terrible, usually mass murder or serial killing, should they be allowed to live. These visions cause El Cuegle terrible migraines which have the potential to knock them to the floor and make them lose control of their woge. In the worst cases, El Cuegle will experience convulsions and foam at the mouth.
El Cuegle take no pleasure in eating babies, only doing it to end their vision migraines and to potentially save innocent lives. This displeasure can be so strong, however, that they might be tempted to return the baby they kidnapped; and only then, after the vision they had of the returned infant coming true will a remorseful El Cuegle realize its terrible mistake of allowing what was foreseen come to past. They keep the targeted infant for what is referred to as the "Hours of Dread." This waiting period is no less than one day and no longer than two, dreading having to eat the infant the whole time. El Cuegle will not eat a baby until they are certain of Abortar Mal Futuro (uh-bohr-TAHR MAHL foo-TOO-roh; Span. "abort the bad future"), meaning the baby is safe until the El Cuegle confirms through its visions that the baby will indeed grow up to do bad things and there is a chance that the likelihood of the foreseen bad outcome is not absolute and could therefore be somehow aborted.
El Cuegle are not afraid of Grimms and are more than willing to take them head on if the Grimm in question is protecting a targeted baby. They are resentful of Grimms because they do not and never have truly understood the plight of El Cuegle.
Excerpt from Grimm Diaries
Season 6 Blu-ray Grimm Guide Profile
|“||A three-eyed, three-armed Wesen from Spain, El Cuegle sees the past, present and future with each of its eyes. With this great power comes great responsibility as El Cuegle is terrorized by visions of future violent acts. The only way to stop these events before they happen is to kidnap the perpetrator as a baby and eat them.||”|
- The cuegle is a monster in Cantabrian folklore. Walking on two legs and roughly humanoid in shape, it has black skin, three arms without hands or fingers, five rows of teeth, a single stubby horn and three eyes in its head: one green, one red, and one blue. Despite its small size, it has great strength.
- The action illustration in the Grimm diary is an altered version of one of Francisco Goya's 14 Black Paintings, most often referred to as Saturn Devouring His Son.
|Season 6 Appearances|
|"Where the Wild|