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204-Nuckelavee woge
Other languages: German: Hufhänder
Hungarian: Patás
Russian: Нукелави
Farsi: نوکلاوی
Notables: Dead David Esquibel

A Nuckelavee (noo-keh-LAA-vee; Sc.Gael. Nuckelavee) is a horse-like Wesen that first appeared in "Quill".


Their appearance resembles that of a skinless horse's head with black blood pulsing through transparent veins, their muscles and sinews also being visible. When woged, they have a long mane of hair, horse-like teeth, grayed skin, and hooves. Of the species, the female has the more severe woge, as males have a shorter nose and keep their hair, while females lose their hair, have their heads change shape more severely, and gain more horse-like muscle.

Nuckelavees are a physically strong species and able to hold their own against a Grimm. Nuckelavees are also a quick and stealthy species. When attacking in their Wesen forms, Nuckelavees use their hoof-like hands (all the fingers with the exception of the thumbs) as blunt weapons, which combined with their impressive strength, are at least capable of leaving large dents in the outer hull of car trailers.


Nuckelavee are stealthy, quiet, and calm Wesen that approach tasks logically. They have no qualms with stealing or murder as long as it helps them to succeed in their appointed task. As such, they are able to find employment working for the Seven Royal Households. They also possess incredible determination and would rather die than fail at their tasks.

Compared to the Hundjäger and Mauvais Dentes, the Nuckelavee seem much more honorable in that they only go after the intended target and leave all bystanders unharmed, as seen when David Esquibel left Juliette alone after realizing that the key wasn't in her house. However, this may be due to the fact that he appeared to be trying to be stealthy and remain unnoticed by Nick or anyone else.

Season 2 Blu-ray Grimm Guide ProfileEdit

A Wesen whose appearance resembles that of a skinless horse's head with black blood pulsing through transparent veins, muscles and sinews visibly.



  • The Nuckelavee appears to be based off the Nuckelavee in Orcadian folklore.
  • It is the first Wesen to have its name taken from the Scottish Gaelic language.
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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