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Furis Rubian
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A Furis Rubian (FYOOR-is ROO-bee-on or FYOOR-is ROO-bee-in; Lat. "red devil" or "red demon," from furia "Fury" or "demonic spirit" + rubrum "red") is a horned toad-like Wesen that first appeared in "The Believer".

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

In their woged form, Furis Rubians have often been mistaken as the Devil throughout history. In fact, during the dark ages, the Pope helped propagate this mistaken identity by chaining some up in the basement of St. Peter's Basilica, occasionally bringing them out for the general public to see, to instill the fear of Hell into the masses. In their woged form, they lose their hair, their skin gains a red, scaly appearance, their ears become pointed, their fingernails turn black and elongate, and they sprout several horns from their head, with there being two more prominent horns a couple inches in length. Additionally, their eyes turn black, their nose widens, their voice gets much deeper, and their eyebrows turn into several small, black, scale-like horns. There is some color variation, as one Furis Rubian was light brown in color, and not red. ("The Beginning of the End")

They become considerably stronger in their woged form, able to break steel chains and throw men around, though they are still weaker than Grimms. They likewise gain impressive durability as well, able to withstand serious injuries, as Dwight Eleazar was able to keep on fighting after being skewered in the chest by two iron pokers. However, they will succumb to their wounds eventually, just not as quickly as they would in their human state.

Behavior[edit | edit source]

Despite their intimidating look, Furis Rubians are not violent creatures, nor do they condone violence either. Normally having a calm demeanor, they only become aggressive as a last resort, typically in self-defense. Some Furis Rubians choose to use their woged appearance for good and attempt to help others through spiritual and religious healing.

They do not fear Grimms, as many other Wesen do, and their reaction to seeing one is more of surprise and awe. Unlike most Wesen, they know Grimms by their old name: Dēcapitāre.

Season 5 Blu-ray Grimm Guide Profile[edit | edit source]

The Furis Rubian's terrifying appearance is in no way indicative of its calm demeanor. They have been commonly mistaken for the Devil since the concept became part of popular consciousness in the dark ages. The Pope supposedly kept a few chained in the Vatican to cart off to the countryside and drum up support for the church.

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Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Literally translated, Furis Rubian means "ruby thief," with ruby being a shade of red; however, the intent of the meaning of the Wesen's name is likely closer to "furia," which in English translates to a Fury or Erinys, a vengeful, demonic spirit in Greek mythology, as in Alecto, Tisiphone, and Megaera.
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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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