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Genio Innocuo
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Other languages: German: Innocuo Kröte
Hungarian: Szelídteknős
Russian: Панцирьгений
Spanish: Genio innocuo
Farsi: جینیو ایناکو
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Dr. Higgins

A Genio Innocuo (JEE-nee-oh in-NO-koo-oh; Lat. Genio "genius" + Innocuo "harmless") is a tortoise-like Wesen that appeared in "The Other Side", and it does not have a commonly used English vernacular name. They are rare Wesen known for being shy and reclusive.


When woged, their skin becomes scaly, their face becomes tortoise-like, and blunt claws sprout from their fingers, which are not used as offensive weapons, but for digging. It should be noted that while Genio Innocuo do not gain shells when they woge, they do gain a shell-like scale pattern on their backs which differs from family to family.


Genio Innocuo are notoriously intelligent, compassionate, and thoroughly nonviolent. However, their own genius has been known to do them more harm than good in some cases.


Originally documented in secret by Robert McCormick in his 19th century voyage to the Galápagos Islands, they were seen to be completely unafraid, having never encountered a Grimm before. Unfortunately, the Grimm that encountered them was possibly an Endezeichen Grimm, as McCormick acknowledged they were harmless, but he killed them anyway. The Genio Innocuo were easily slaughtered due to their pacifistic nature. Because of this, they greatly fear Grimms.

Excerpt from Grimm DiariesEdit

(By Robert McCormick)

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Wesen with reptilian features pose a problem in taxonomic rank hierarchy. I am reluctant to classify them as simply mammal despite the fact that they give birth as a human would. The evolution to scaled skin must be noted.

The Genio Innocuo varies from land versions of the Wesen mainly in the pattern of its scales and back.

Genio Innocuo lives primarily among Scalesea Village trees forests

Scales appear during morph.

Blackened claws apparently useful for digging in sand. Not for self-defense.

A gentle race - intelligent, compassionate and nonviolent.

Poor posture due to muscular weakness.

Skull features mostly similar to Homo sapiens; however a slitted nostril shows an evolution or departure from Homo sapiens.

Though no shell is present, the pattern appears on the skin and varies by family.

15 September 1833 - Galapagos Islands

On this the second voyage of the H.M.S. Beagñe, I am in the accompaniment of Captain Fitzroy and Charles Darwin on our way to the Galapagos Islands. Darwin has requested my assistance in identifying and documenting the creatures we encounter there.

After sailing around the Islands for two days, we finally embarked and found a gentle race in residence. The most amazing thing about these shy, reclusive groups is that they were not afraid, having never seen a Grimm. I found them to be intelligent, compassionate and thoroughly nonviolent... which made the dispatching of them quite easy.

Season 2 Blu-ray Grimm Guide ProfileEdit

A rare, tortoise-like Wesen known for being shy and reclusive. Originally documented in the nineteenth century during a voyage with Darwin to the Galapagos Islands, they were seen to be completely unafraid having never seen a Grimm before. They were also found to be intelligent, compassionate, and thoroughly nonviolent.



  • This is the first Wesen shown that has been given a scientific name with no English vernacular name, a fact which supports the notion they are extremely rare.
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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