This is a page for all the Wesen I will create. I enjoy creating characters and stories and the like, so this is becoming a new hobby for me. I've taken a long hiatus in describing them, but I have a list of potential Wesen at the bottom. Thank you for checking this out!
Hirtenkühe (from Hirte meaning "herder" and Kuh meaning "cow") are cow-like Wesen that are, of course, good at herding. They often work as farmers, advertising, or drug dealing. They are very kind and gentle, but will do whatever they can to protect what they have. They distrust Grimms, but usually aren't pursued because of their inherent goodness. Many farm grains, and are very experienced with growing many things. Hirtenkühe naturally grow to be very tall and strong because of the immense amount of nutrition in their mothers' breast milk, which lasts for nearly twice as long as a normal human female, allowing for the children to be abnormally large in stature since youth. A Hirtenküh growing up without it's mother will be smaller and frailer, about as strong as a normal human. Females act very motherly to nearly anyone who is noticably younger than them. Teens tend to enjoy getting nose and ear piercings.
When morphing, besides the fact that they remain bipedal and have the same body shape, they look almost exactly like a cow. Their nose and mouth morph into a cow's snout, and their ears morph into a cow's ears. Their eyes appear to enlarge, and move slightly more to the sides of their face. Short but visible fur, usually skin color but with occasional dark patches, begin to cover the entire face. Their hair stays the same during a morph, but for males, small horns jut out from just above the temples.
Wütendornen (from wüten meaning "to rage" and Dorn meaning "spike") are porcupine-like Wesen that are angered very easily. Each Wütendorn varies greatly in appearance; however, most have three things in common: they are large, they are slow, and they are hairy. When morphed, their hair turns into long, sharp quills, which are always the same color of their natural hair color. While the quills easily dislodge, causing no pain upon release due to the lack of nerve endings near the root. They are quite durable, and only will snap from a great amount of weight. This is needed so that when climbing, the Wütendorn can support it's weight by using its quills like ice picks. The quills can also release a small amount of neurotoxin, which slows down any attackers long enough for escape. When morphing, their face elongates like most rodent-like Wesen, and quills also grow on the forehead and nose ridge.Their eyes appear to shrink and lose the whites, seeming nearly entirely black except for a thin layer of color (the iris) on the ridges. Usually the quills lie flat as to not hurt anyone, but when provoked the quills will bristle and raise up, in preparation to fight.
They are often friends of Bauerschwein, but unlike Bauerschwein they are not "on the Grimms' side". Almost all are picky eaters, and quite a few are nearsighted; it is rare to find a Wütendorn who doesn't need visual aids. Many are heavy sleepers. The greatest fears of Wütendorn are Blutbaden, Jägerbar, and Grimms. Despite their large stature, which usually begins to naturally grow wider as they grow older, they are excellent at climbing, especially the ones who maintain themselves well and do not rapidly grow horizontally when they are young. Some Wütendorn that do not follow the norm, i.e. they have good vision, stay fit, and keep their tempers in check, can become very likable and popular. Many skilled rock climbers are Wütendorn.
Weitsprünge (from weit meaning "far" and Sprung meaning "jump") are frog-like Wesen that are extremely strong and agile, especially in the lower torso and legs. They possess superhuman leg strength and endurance, agility, reflexes, coordination, balance, and an ability to leap great distances. Not only can they jump, but they can run at high speed for more than an hour on end, making them highly difficult to be caught. They have thieving tendencies, from minor kleptomaniacs to bank heists. They can secrete odorless venom from their tongues and fingertips that seep into the skin, causing fevers and inflammation. Their hands and tongues can be extremely adhesive at will.
When morphing, the faces elongates from the mouth, making the head more spherical than oval in shape. There skin takes a green hue, which is pale yellow on the front of their necks and torso. Their eyes grow to be about twice as large, and move slightly to the sides of their heads. Their tongues grow almost a foot, but doesn't hang out; it coils up inside the mouth, and can be shot out forcefully at will. They can breathe underwater; their skin is highly permeable and allows oxygen to pass through it. They are often obsequious and sycophants, but if they gain confidence then they become sarcastic and overconfident. Most are unliked at first glance, but if you earn their respect they can become great friends. After all, the best of friends make the worst of enemies.
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Ziegensauger (from Ziege meaning "goat" and Sauger meaning "sucker") are a reptilian Wesen that originated in Europe, but spread from Russia to the Americas across the Bering Strait, where they quickly migrated to warmer climates. They are know in the Americas as the feared Chupacabra. When morphed, they are covered with leathery greenish-gray skin and long, sharp spikes running down their spine. Their face resembles the maw of a big cat, and they have a forked tongue with large fangs jutting out from their mouth. They can jump nearly six meters (20 feet), and have a form much like a kangaroo. Overall, they are extremely strange, even by Wesen standards.
Ziegensauger are adept swimmers, and prefer to drown their victims before they suck their blood. A favorite meal for Ziegensauger are goats, and if lucky they will prey on Ziegevolk, which is considered a blessing by the Ziegensauger community. They tend to stay away from society, because they are alarmed easily, causing them to morph quickly and rip their clothes with their spines. Some have enough control over themselves to pass as human, and they usually take jobs as entrepreneurs or in media. The stereotype is that they can be very selfish and nosy, and overall annoying, doing whatever they can to get what they want. The wilder ones tend to be very short-tempered and aggressive.
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Liebestöter (from leibes meaning "love" and töter meaning "killer") are vampiric Wesen known for seducing their victims and then killing them in their sleep. They are always very attractive in human form, and confident. They are also clever and seductive, always knowing what they can do to get what they want. They possess endurance, durability, strength, speed, and stamina far above the average human, almost as stong as a Grimm (but not quite). They have a strong allergic reaction to garlic, and to holy water. However, the real reason they cannot touch holy water is that the bacteria often found in it, for example streptococci, coli bacilli, Löffler's bacillus, etc. is highly poisonous to them. The stereotypes of Transylvanian accents, sleeping in coffins, flying, wearing capes, and being killed by sunlight are all false, as well as the myth of transforming into bats (Liebestöter are completely different from Geölterblitz). Liebestöter can be killed by normal means, not just from a wooden stake through the heart (although this is obviously very effective).
When Liebestöter morph, their skin grows paler and gains a slight sheen, reflecting light shined upon them. Their cheekbones become more prominent, and their eyes become sunken and dark circles form under them, as if they are very tired. Their canines grow to be about twice as long as normal, creating the fangs, and their eyes become more narrowed, usually accompanied by a sneer or a snarl. If anything, they become even more beautiful when morphed. They travel in small packs, ranging between three to seven, and have strong attachments to their mates, though they do not always marry. They mate for life, although what would be considered "cheating" by humans does not apply to Liebestöter, as casual sex is a regular part of their lifestyle. They are a favorite subject among Kersheite authors and storytellers, and legends and novels about them have been told or written since the early medieval ages.
Schildkröten (from schild meaning "shield" and kröten meaning "toad") are turtle-like Wesen that are most notable for their extreme longevity. Many live to be nearly twice as long as the average human, which can occasionally cause problems. They are generally peaceful, and are usually anti-war. A large amount of Schildkröten were protesters against the Vietnam War, but when riots occurred, they were the ones that usually left the scene. They are also very self-sacrificing; six Schildkröten immolated themselves to protest against the Vietnam War. They are very quiet, and normally unathletic except for swimming, which some Schildkröten are naturally good at. They have very quick reflexes and have the ability to naturally see clearly in the night. Schildkröten are very passionate and strongwilled, which is often perceived as stubborness. A good word to describe Schildkröten is hardheaded, due to their willfulness and, quite literally, hard heads.
When they morph, their chest and abdomen harden to a tough, bone-like substance that is nearly impenetrable. The hardened "shell" is actually always there, but not visible. They lose all hair, and their eyes become entirely black and sink into their skulls. The head is as tough as their "shell". Scales appear all over their bodies, and their mouth and nose elongate into a thick beak-like mouth, which doesn't have teeth but knifelike and serrated ridges that they use to cut their food and eat it. They are often forced into hiding by other Wesen, especially Geiers, as their various body parts are used for food and other Wesen products. Their flesh is considered a delicacy by predatory Wesen, and their fat and stomachs have healing qualities; the stomach is specifically used as a jelly-like substance that is good for the skin, allowing for a healthier complexion upon repeated consumption. Other supposed positive effects of the jelly include: improving circulation, assisting muscle growth, relieving itching, reducing acne, and kidney restoration.
Hyänen (from Hyäne meaning "hyena") are hyena-like Wesen especially common in Africa. Called Bouda in Ethiopia and Bultungin in the Lake Chad region, they were depicted as magically powerful, cannibalistic, and by most cultures even outside of Africa, evil. Despite being portrayed as unpleasant and cowardly, this is not actually true. It is much more common for a pack of Löwen, Hyänen's natural enemies, to take advantage of a clan of Hyänen, than it is vice versa. Hyänen are hardworking creatures, and they have a pack mentality. They will risk their lives for others, defending their pack ferociously. Despite their loyalty, fights in the pack are often and brutal, but the anger is never long-lasting. Most of these fights are caused by jokes at others' expense, as Hyänen are very comical, often jibing at others and then laughing a high-pitched, nasal laugh.
When Hyänen morph, their eyes become entirely black, with no whites or irises showing. The area around the eyes darken greatly, and teeth sharpen. Ears enlarge and become triangular in shape, and move up higher on the head. The nose flattens and darkens, looking much like a canine's nose. The skin on the face tightens, pulling the lips back to form a wide grin, which is very intimidating due to the sharp teeth. Fur covering the body is dark brown or black and white, with either spots or stripes, depending on the clan. The jaw of the Hyäne is extremely powerful, strong enough to crush the bones of a Siegbarste, although a lone Hyäne would probably never get the chance to. Hyänen are extremely dangerous if provoked, as only three could take down a Siegbarste.
Rennpferde (from Rennpferd meaning "racehorse") are horse-like Wesen related to the Nuckelavee, although different. When threatened, they will usually flee, as they understand their speed is unmatched. However, they are protective of their children, and will fight agilely if they are threatened. Young Rennpferde, known as "hot-bloods" amongst Wesen, are spirited and energetic, while as they mature they become "cold-bloods", which are more quiet, calm, and patient. Hot-bloods often fight for dominance, although the fights are usually very short and sometimes are finished verbally. This is to establish a pecking order, and communities of Rennpferde will give higher ranked kin more important jobs or rewards, while lower ranked ones will receive menial tasks. They are as smart as an average human, but show no signs of advanced intelligence like that of a Genio Innocuo or a Steinadler. Cold-bloods are hard workers and often choose jobs in manual labor, so their strength can be put to good use when they are too old to run. The first woge for a Rennpferd will usually occur around the ages of 8-13, and the transition from hot-blood to cold-blood happens in their late 30s or early 40s.
When woged, a Rennpferd's face will elongate slightly, so the mouth is sticking out. Their hair grows, forming a mane that reaches down to the lower back. Their eyes enlarge and move slightly to the side of their head; a result of being preyed upon and hunted for many years, by Wesen and other animals alike. These eyes also give them the ability to see in the dark. Their hands morph into a single hoof, similar like that of the Nuckelavee. Their senses are enchanced when morphed as well. Their ears can rotate to 180°, allowing for 360° hearing without moving their heads. Their balance is amazing, allowing for excellent footing on uneven terrain. Their sense of touch is so highly trained that they can sense feeling as subtle as a slight breeze.
A ram-like Wesen.
A monkey-like Wesen.
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A gorilla-like Wesen.
An orca-like Wesen.
(pl. Os Encantados)
A dolphin-like Wesen.
A cockroach-like Wesen.
A dog-like Wesen.
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A shrike-like Wesen.