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Actor: Wil Traval
Douglas Tait (woged)
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Zerstörer (tsair-SHTOER-ehr; Ger. "destroyer") was a devil-like being from the Mirror Dimension that first appeared in "Blind Love".


Zerstörer had a black skull-like face and sunken, black eyes that could glow bright green. The rest of his body was similarly black, almost as if his skin had been burnt. Zerstörer's face and body was accented by arterial-like markings that were deep red in color, and the outline of various features and muscles also was highlighted by this deeper red color. The presence of Zerstörer could be preceded by the very ground he stands on shaking underneath him. His voice was deep, rough, and demon-like in his woged form.

Zerstörer wielded a powerful wooden staff that could create shockwaves that knocked back his enemies. He seemingly ruled all beings that existed in the Mirror Dimension, while also having an awareness of the earth that other creatures in the Mirror Dimension didn't share. This included knowing about Grimms and modern technology, like guns. He was capable of hearing someone speak to him in a foreign language and mimicking exactly what they said and how they said it.

When outside of the Mirror Dimension and on earth, he was able to woge into a human form; in his human form, he was tall, muscular, and had blonde hair. He was able to concentrate his woge to his eyes, which he could make glow green; only then did any Kehrseite have any suspicion that he was not at all who he appeared to be. He remained very powerful in his human form, able to absorb a bottle being smashed on his head without suffering any injury or even just a minor scrape. It is unclear whether this power was derived from the staff he carried with him at almost all times, but he wielded great control over it and could make it turn into a snake and back into a staff, seemingly, at his will. As long as he was holding the staff, he could not be harmed by bullets either, whether in the Mirror Dimension or on earth. ("Zerstörer Shrugged")


Zerstörer had a very intimidating presence and could be quite deliberate in his movements. Prophecies described the beast as a devil, such as Satan, which was to come for earth and seek out a Shaphat to take as his child bride and have a hundred children with. In the Mirror Dimension, Wesen of all species and humans greatly feared Zerstörer, while, in contrast, it seemed as though Zerstörer feared nothing, including Grimms, which he referred to as Dēcapitāre. ("Where the Wild Things Were")

Zerstörer was extremely cunning and manipulative, as he specifically sought out Eve and Nick in order to lure them into the Mirror Dimension, thereby giving him the chance to cross over onto earth, which he succeeded in doing after Diana opened a mirror portal to try to recover Nick and Eve. When Nick was pulled through the portal, he was able to "hitch a ride" and go through the portal as well. The Zerstörer knew he needed a Grimm in order to have such access, and he used his connections to Eve and Diana, as well as Nick's connection to Eve, to accomplish this. ("Zerstörer Shrugged")

When Zerstörer was agitated, angry, or generally had heightened awareness, his eyes would glow green. Similarly, if he was threatened or attacked, he would swiftly turn against whomever was trying to injure and/or kill him. He would also kill those who possessed something he wanted, even if it was something as mundane as clothes, with the exception being the piece of his staff that Nick had.

Despite Zerstörer's awareness of earth and modern technology, he still behaved quite like an outsider; for instance, when he crossed over into Portland, he mimicked whatever anyone said or uttered in an attempt to communicate with those speaking English, not caring whether what he was saying was nonsensical or not. ("Zerstörer Shrugged")

Excerpt from Grimm Diary

(Written by Kelly Schade-Burkhardt)
613-Kelly writes diary entry

      ...had what power it was. If the staff is indeed the divine weapon, half-understood and passed down through the ages as a legend, then it had all the strengths from the stories and more. It is an object that can reshape the world and dictate how it functions; it can make a man a god. The Staff can control life and death. There is no power like it in this world or any other and to defeat it by conventional means would be impossible. Nothing can contest its strength and no one could bring harm to its owner.

      Yet, Nick Burkhardt tried. With the fate of the world and the souls of his friends at stake, he threw himself at the unstoppable force out of desperation, not realizing that by completing the Staff he would gain control over it, and inadvertently returning him to the beginning of Zerstörer's invasion of our world. When he found himself back in his world, his friends alive again, looking down at him, he didn't know what to tell them... this time Zerstörer did not come through the mirror anywhere in the world, because in the final epic battle with the terrible Beast from the Other Place, Nick Burkhardt discovered the only way to defeat such evil was with the Strength of His Blood: his Aunt Marie, his mother, Kelly, and Trubel, his 3rd cousin on his mother's side, the power of our ancestors.
      And though the people of our world would never know how close they had come to Hell on Earth, we knew. Because he never turned away from who he was, a Grimm, and for that reason the world was changed. Some will say it's just a myth, a legend, or fairy tale, but I know it's true because my father told me so.

      Kelly Burkhardt

Season 6 Blu-ray Grimm Guide Profile

Zerstörer, or destroyer, has traveled across the world and through other dimensions to piece together his staff that will give him unstoppable power. He destroys any creature and any world that gets in the way of him achieving supreme rule. Impervious to bullets and resistant to spells and potions, is Zerstörer the creature that cannot be defeated?


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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