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Grendel

ACM Gren TA

FTH Gren TF

Species Fable
Voice Actor Andrew Chaikin
a.k.a. Gren
Hair Blue
Eyes Hazel
Status Alive
First Appearance "Faith"
Original Source Beowulf
Gallery Grendel Gallery
"I wanna clear the air. We're all in this dungheap of a fuckin' shit town together, and we're all gonna have a toast. All of us."
—Gren to the Woodsman and Bigby.[src]

Grendel is a Fable that appears in The Wolf Among Us as a friend of Holly and frequenter of the Trip Trap Bar.

SynopsisEdit

Episode 1: FaithEdit

Gren first appeared standing in a line for the office. He confronted Bigby and tauntingly said how nice it must be to be the sheriff. 

He then appeared sitting in the Trip Trap, having a drink. He again shows hostility toward the sheriff and doesn't answer his questions regarding Woody's whereabouts. When Woody appeared, he tried to stop Bigby, but, relented when Woody told him so. Eventually, Gren had had enough of Bigby and confronted the sheriff. He shouted out his frustration with the rich folks in the Woodlands, how Holly's sister has gone missing and that the business offices offers no help. The confrontation escalated when he insulted Snow White, which either caused him to get punched or insulted by Bigby.

Gren then transformed into his true form and began a violent brawl with Bigby. At first, he had the upper hand in the fight, until Bigby transformed and won the fight. Bigby then either walks away or rips off Gren's right arm. Either way, Gren is left on the floor, wounded and defeated. 

Episode 2: Smoke and MirrorsEdit

Grendel is again seen at the Trip Trap when Bigby goes to tell Holly about her sister's death. His arm will be missing if Bigby ripped it off previously. Upon seeing Bigby, he becomes slightly fearful, and glances at Holly who puts away the drinks and glasses she had out. After assuring them that he isn't there to fight, Gren becomes reserved again. However, when Jack starts to rile up Bigby, he again gets nervous. Choosing to throw Jack out of the bar pleases Gren, prompting him to tell Jack to "go fuck on up a beanstalk." If Bigby allows Jack to stay, Gren loses his patience and threatens to throw Jack out himself if he does anything else annoying. When Bigby informs Holly about Lily, Gren flips out, claiming that he and Snow don't care about the Fables living outside of the Woodlands and that they are never there when they need them. He refuses to leave Holly with Bigby and Snow until asked directly by her, to which he begrudgingly agrees and walks out, accompanied by Jack if he was allowed to stay.

Episode 3: A Crooked MileEdit

Grendel is in attendance at Lily's funeral and is upset when Bigby interrupts. He asks the true reason for his being there, believing Bigby has no interest in Lily's death. Later, when Bigby is being held at gunpoint by the Tweedle Twins, he is furious that they are interrupting her funeral service. He abandons his glamour along with Holly and after Dee insults Lily by calling her a whore, he screams that he'll kill him. When Holly is shot after charging at Dee, Grendel knocks Dum's gun away and pins him to the ground. Dum is able to retrieve his gun when Grendel is distracted and shoots him.

Later at the business office, when Bigby asks Doctor Swineheart about his and Holly's condition, Swineheart tells him that they both will recover and that Grendel escorted Holly to the Trip Trap so she could rest. 

When Bigby goes to the Trip Trap hoping to look through Holly's belongings for a lead on Crane's whereabouts, Grendel is there to answer the door. He is in a strangely good mood and happily invites him inside. He says that the medicine given to him by Doctor Swineheart will give him a pleasant high if he resists the sleep it induces. The Woodsman constantly warns him not to drink any alcohol and that he should rest, but he insists on having a round of drinks before he helps Bigby with the investigation. After the Woodsman again tells him to not drink, Grendel lashes out and the two engage in a brief struggle. Grendel then tells Bigby that Holly discovered The Woodsman was paying Lily to have sex with him and kept it hidden from them, knowing she would object. After the Woodsman storms out, Bigby again tries to ask Grendel for help, but he instead passes out from the sleep inducing medication.

Book of Fables EntryEdit

Grendel just wants to be left alone. In the old days he terrorized Norse mead halls, but lately he can be found occupying a stool in various quiet, dumpy bars around New York. He hates the noise of the city, but must work there to afford his glamour. Despite his gruff bearing, he's fiercely loyal to those who've learned to offer him the space and silence he deserves. Talking to him is like watching a time bomb tick down, it's only a matter of time.

TriviaEdit

  • Bigby is given the option to tear Grendel's arm off. This is accustomed to how Grendel is defeated in his story of origin, "Beowulf" in which the epic hero Beowulf dismembers Grendel's arm during combat.
  • If Bigby tries to avoid telling Holly about her sister, Gren will figure it out from what has been said so far and inform her anyways.
  • Gren's voice actor, Andrew Chaikin, also plays Roman and Carlos in The Walking Dead, another popular Telltale game.
  • When Gren passes out after the Woodsman leaves, the in-game message will humorously state "Gren won't remember this".
  • When Bigby sees Gren at the Woodlands, both of his eyes are intact and normal. However, for the rest of the game his right eye is white and seemingly irritated.
The Wolf Among Us Characters
Business Office BigbySnowIchabodBufkinMirror
Toad's Tenement ToadTJWoodsman
Faith's Family LawrenceFaith
Woodlands BeautyBeastGrimbleCryerBluebeardSwineheart
The Farm Colin
The Tweedles TweedledeeFlycatcherTweedledum
Trip Trap HollyGrendelJack
NYPD Brannigan
Pudding & Pie GeorgieNerissaVivianHansLily
Fabletown Outskirts Greenleaf
The Crooked Man Crooked ManMaryTim
Living characters appear in green. Dead characters appear in red and italics. Determinant characters appear in purple and bold.
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