Wesen is a term particularly used in the Grimm world to portray spirit beasts, a being or a creature. It is a collective term used to describe the creatures visible to the Grimms. They are the basis not only of the fairy tales that the Brothers Grimm has compiled, but also of the many legends and folklore from many cultures.
When a Wesen woge, they are able to recognize a Grimm by looking into their eyes. According to Monroe, Wesen can see an “infinite darkness” in a Grimm’s eyes that allows a Wesen to see their reflection, where they can see their true Wesen nature
For the TV series, there have been a total of 79 Wesen species encountered, mentioned, or seen in a diary and 2 non-Wesen beings encountered. There have also been 17 other Wesen species seen or mentioned in the Grimm comics and 2 species that have never been seen or mentioned anywhere except for on the Season 1 DVD packaging and in Aunt Marie’s Book of Lore.
For the series, a ruthless and sophisticated new Wesen is heading to Portland as NBC’s Grimm returns this fall for its fourth season. The first Wesen revealed is Octo-Man, who puts a target on Trubel’s back and in all angle is such a slimy fellow!
Per TV Guide, the Gedächtnis Esser (aka Octo-Man) is a nefarious new Wesen who can attach his tentacles to your head and steal all your memories, leaving you either dead or with severe amnesia.
Co creator David Greenwalt teased, “This guy is a high-tech spy who is involved with some highly placed military intelligence personnel”. Though Octo-Man will claim many victims, he specifically targets the feisty new Grimm in town, Trubel (Jacqueline Toboni), and that, notes Greenwalt, “will leave her in a very dire state.”
With Det. Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli) losing his superpowers by the end of Season 3 as we recall, how will he and girlfriend Juliette (Bitsie Tulloch) be coping with things when the show returns (on Friday, October 24th).
“For Juliette, it’s been no fun being in love with a Grimm in fact, it’s nonstop stress and constant risk,” notes co-creator Jim Kouf. “Would it be so bad if Nick didn’t get his powers back? It’s like asking Superman, ‘If you had the choice, would you stop being a superhero, marry Lois Lane, and live normally and happily ever after in Kansas?”
We’re pretty sure that won’t be the case for Nick, otherwise, there’s be no show!
First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes a reception with an angry Wesen village! Adalind with an empty baby carriage?! Nick’s Grimm powers pillaged?! Captain Renard’s blood spillage?! Season 3 left us screaming for answers! Join your fellow “Grimmsters” for a panel filled with Wesen, Season 4 themes, and of course, a Q&A session with the cast and producers: co-stars David Giuntoli, Russell Hornsby, Bitsie Tulloch, Silas Weir Mitchell, Reggie Lee, Sasha Roiz, Bree Turner, and Claire Coffee and executive producers/writers Jim Kouf, David Greenwalt, and Norberto Barba. Moderated by Mary McNamara of the Los Angeles Times.