‘Grimm’: Is Monroe the most 'human' TV wolf man?

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‘Grimm’: Is Monroe the most 'human' TV wolf man?
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GRIMM -- "Let Down Your Hair" Episode 107 -- Pictured: Silas Weir Mitchell as Monroe -- Photo by: Scott …

Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell), on "Grimm," may be the most "human" of all wolf men. There are many instances of werewolves and fairy tale wolves on TV and in movies, but they usually have trouble compartmentalizing their emotions involving their non-human half. Monroe, on the other hand, seems to have an interesting (and hilarious) way of blocking out that part of his personality when he needs to. Here's how the human side of a few other TV wolf people stack up against Monroe's human side.

Red: "Once Upon a Time"

Red (Meghan Ory) is actually the girl known as "Little Red Riding Hood" from the fairy tales. The tale in this case is a bit twisted because Red is also the wolf. It's a bit difficult for Red to compartmentalize her feelings about killing people she cares about, only realizing after the fact that she was the one who killed them. Monroe may have killed people he cared about in the past, but he seems to be over it now. He just goes about his business.

George: "Being Human" (U.K.)

As a werewolf, George (Russell Tovey) could not control when he turned into a wolf. Although he did a pretty good job of being normal while he was human, all those darned vampires wouldn't let him forget his wolf side. He was so invested in the wolf world, he had to die for the cause. Monroe would probably never dream of dying for a cause. He's reformed, but he's also out for himself. He'll protect his friends, but he doesn't seem to be very interested in any cause greater than himself.

Scott McCall: "Teen Wolf"

Scott (Tyler Posey) is another werewolf, but with extra abilities while he is in human form. He has benefited from those abilities at times, but many times wishes he could just be normal. Monroe, on the other hand, seems to have much more control over his wolf abilities. Not only can he change into a wolf only when he wishes it, he can also use many of his wolf abilities while in human form without having them get in the way of living a normal life. Monroe, however, is reclusive, which probably would not appeal to Scott.

Eric Cord: "Werewolf"

As yet another werewolf, Eric (John J. York) could not control when he turned into a wolf or what he did while he was a wolf. He also had no memory of what happened while he was in wolf form.

The one thing that makes Monroe most different from those other wolves is his level of control. He not only has almost full control over when he turns into a wolf, but also seems to have nearly full control of his actions while he is a wolf, as most other creatures on "Grimm" seem to have, as well.

There are a few exceptions. For example, Monroe stated in the "Pilot" that he may not be able to control himself when he sees the color red. In every other way, he's just a normal guy living in a crazy world of creatures and Grimms. The one thing that makes him most unique when in human form is his calm attitude toward fairy tale happenings that would drive most regular people, such as poor Juliette (Bitsie Tulloch), to insanity.

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