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Unnamed Red Herring-like Wesen
606-Red Herring Wesen woge
Notables: Charles "Red" Herring Lynk

A Wesen resembling a literal red herring that appeared in "Breakfast in Bed".


When woged, they have a prominent fish-like head with red-orange scales. The width and overall size of their head in their woged form is larger than that of their human form, as evidenced by how Charles Herring Lynk needed to take off his glasses before he woged. Their head also has a fish-like frill on top, and they have similar scaly frills on the sides of their neck where one may expect to see gills, as with Skalengecks. They lose the hair on their heads they have in their human form, and the rest of their body, including their hands, develops red-orange scales. Their eyes are also fish-like, and they have fairly sharp teeth that vary slightly in size, separate from each other by several millimeters in their gum line.


Not much is known about this Wesen's behavior, other than that they tend to be reclusive and do not say much. Their nature is inherently mysterious and, in turn, can mistakenly lead to them becoming initial suspects in the course of criminal investigations. They appear to particularly enjoy raising such false suspicion surrounding themselves, however. Along the same lines, they appear to have what one may describe as a "unique," if not good, sense of humor.



  • The term "red herring" was likely invented in 1807 by English polemicist William Cobbett, who referred to one occasion on which he had supposedly used a kipper, or red herring, to divert hounds from chasing a hare, something that was never an actual practice of hunters. The phrase was later borrowed to provide a formal name for the logical fallacy and literary device.
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