7 (as of The Fairy-Tale Detectives)
20 (as of the first epilogue)
Unnamed Husband (epilogue)
Twin children (epilogue)
Henry Grimm (Father)
Veronica Grimm (Mother)
Sabrina Grimm (Sister)
Basil Grimm Jr.( Brother)
Alison Grimm (Niece)
Emma Grimm (Niece)
Relda Grimm † (Grandmother)
Basil Grimm † (Grandfather)
Jacob Grimm II (Uncle)
Red Riding Hood (Adopted Sister)
Peter Grimm † (Great Grandfather)
Alison Grimm I † (Great Grandmother)
Chloe Grimm † (Great Aunt)
Edwin Grimm † (Great Uncle)
Matilda Grimm † (Great Aunt)
Josef Grimm † (Great-Great Grandfather)
Anna Grimm † (Great-Great Grandmother)
Trixie Grimm † (Great Aunt once removed)
Vesta Grimm † (Great Aunt once removed)
Spaulding Grimm † (Great-Great-Great Grandfather)
Jane Ella Grimm † (Great-Great-Great Grandmother)
Douglas Grimm II † (Great Uncle twice removed)
Douglas Grimm I † (Great-Great-Great-Great Grandfather)
Delores Grimm † (Great-Great-Great-Great Grandmother)
Dessie Grimm † (Great Aunt thrice removed)
Thomas Grimm † (Great Uncle thrice removed)
Wilhelm Grimm † (Great-Great-Great-Great-Great Grandfather)
Henrietta Grimm †(Great-Great-Great-Great-Great Grandmother)
Jacob Grimm † (Great Uncle four times removed)
|Aliases:||Marshmallow (by Puck)|
Liebling (by Relda Grimm)
Shortstop (by Uncle Jake)
|Appearances:||"The Fairy-Tale Detectives"|
"The Unusual Suspects"
"The Problem Child"
"Once Upon a Crime"
"Magic and Other Misdemeanors"
"Tales from the Hood"
"The Everafter War"
"The Inside Story"
"The Council of Mirrors"
Daphne (Delilah) Grimm is the sister of Sabrina Grimm and the second child of Henry and Veronica Grimm. She is a descendant of the famous Grimm brothers and takes eagerly to the family business of being fairy-tale detectives. Daphne is a lot more cheerier and optimistic than her sister Sabrina Grimm and tends to be a source of humor and joy in the series, as well as a key character as she is the parallel female protagonist to Sabrina Grimm. She is also the literary foil to Sabrina as she brings out aspects of Sabrina's character that would otherwise be unseen in the series. In The Council of Mirrors, it is revealed that her middle name is actually Delilah.
Daphne Grimm lived in New York City on the Upper East Side of Manhattan for the first five years of her life. Due to her father's bitterness to Everafters, Daphne and her sister were clueless of their heritage and banned from reading fairy tales. When her parents mysteriously disappeared, she and her sister were sent to an orphanage and multiple foster parents. These foster parents were all to some degree certifiable lunatics and so, unknowingly, Daphne depended on Sabrina to protect her from the harsh reality of the foster-care system.
After numerous escaping acts from all their various foster homes, their case-worker, Ms. Smirt, brings them to Ferryport Landing where they are taken under the care of Relda Grimm, their grandmother. Relda tells them the truth about the town and the existence of Everafters and though Sabrina blatantly disbelieves everything and is suspicious of her granny, Daphne loves the old woman and is eager to take on the family business. As the story progresses, Daphne starts to learn how to stand on her own two feet without having Sabrina to protect her, insisting that she gets treated like a grown up as she has an aptitude for magic which she starts to learn. Like her uncle Jake, she starts to collect magical items. After Tales from the Hood, Daphne becomes completely independent of her sister and the two have their biggest spat after Sabrina betrays Daphne's trust in a bid to protect her. Eventually, by the end of The Everafter War, they make up though Daphne is now more mature and must continually tell Sabrina to stop protecting her.
Daphne has raven black hair which she inherited from Veronica, primarily choosing to wear them in pigtails. though in illustrations she has dark brown hair. Her eye colour is unknown but probably brown or olive. Puck describes her as "chunky," to which she protests she is "big-boned," having an affinity for food that she shared with Puck. She has round cheeks, like her father, and when meeting Goldilocks, Goldilocks told Daphne that she saw a lot of Henry Grimm in her face (in comparison, when Goldilocks met Sabrina, she told her that Sabrina looked just like Veronica). Daphne's uncle, Jake, also told Daphne this, remarking that she had her father's smile.
Daphne has a "warrior face" she learned through Snow White's Bad Apple class, which is the same as that of the seven dwarves. Daphne's warrior face is meant to inspire terror in her opponents, but Sabrina describes it as making her look constipated.
Sabrina and Daphne have a relatively rocky relationship as sisters. When angry at her, Daphne tends to give her a cold shoulder, much to the annoyance of Sabrina. However, the sisters love each other and usually make up. Detective skill wise, Daphne thinks that when combining their skills, they "make a good team." Sabrina is very protective of her sister and felt responsible for her ever since the disappearance of their parents. However, in the series, Daphne (almost eight years old) dislikes being treated like a baby and starts acting more maturely to prove it. The sisters' biggest feud was when Sabrina stole Daphne's key to the weapon against the Big Bad Wolf, feeling her little sister was not responsible enough for it. As a result, Daphne stopped sharing a room with Sabrina and barely spoke to her. It took nearly a whole book (The Everafter War) for Daphne to forgive Sabrina. Daphne moved back into Sabrina's bedroom, commenting that "Granny snores" which interrupted her sleep.
Daphne and Puck share a a brother-and-sister-like relationship, being very alike as they are both light-hearterd, happy-go-lucky people. Puck is seen to be mildly affectionate towards Daphne, giving her the nickname "Marshmallow" as of Book 2 - Daphne in turn makes up the word "Pucktastic!" in the 8th book, referring to anythin awesome that Puck does. Daphne enjoys laughing at Sabrina's reactions to the topic of her and Puck's future marriage, much to Puck's amusement and Sabrina's dismay. Puck doesn't seem to prank Daphne as often as he does to Sabrina, but that doesn't mean she is not subject to his teasing. Whilst he enjoys physically pranking Sabrina, he chooses to trick a gullible Daphne into believing whatever nonsensical idea he has come up with lately, though Daphne does not get as mad as her sister with Puck when she finds out she has been tricked.
Daphne takes to Red much in the opposite way to Sabrina - where Sabrina is suspicious and hardly welcoming of Red, Daphne treats the young Everafter as if she was her own sister and friend. Daphne is very friendly towards Red and as such, Red is more capable of coming out of her shell around Daphne as Daphne is more receptive of her.
Daphne has a natural ability for magic which she learned from her Jacob Grimm II. Like her uncle, she also started a collection of magical items. (However, unlike her uncle and her sister, she is not addicted to magic.) Jake even noted that Daphne could steer the magic carpet better than he could, though he might've said that to persuade her to help him rescue Sleeping Beauty. She later joined the Three, as the innocent in Book 9.
Daphne also has good detective skills, but can't think on her feet quite as quickly as Sabrina. Her main strength lies in her magical abilities, whereas Sabrina's are more focused on logical thinking, quick thinking and acting physically.
- “We make a pretty good team.”
- ~ Daphne, referring to her and her sister's teamwork, from Magic and Other Misdemeanors
In book five, Daphne and her sister accidentally travelled about fifteen years forward in time, where
Ferryport Landing is in a state of war and the Scarlet Hand is at full strength. There, Daphne meets her twenty-two-year-old self. Future Daphne Grimm is beautiful and looks much like Daphne except she doesn't have pigtails and has a long scar on her face from "the bottom of her earlobe to just below her chin." Future Daphne is much more serious and stern than present Daphne, clearly hardened by war and all grown up. Also, she doesn't like the nickname Marshmallow anymore and tells Puck not to call her that anymore.
Luckily, when Daphne and Sabrina returned to their own time, they managed to change a few things in the future; for example, William Charming saved Daphne from getting the scar, originally given to her by Nottingham.
In the epilogue of book nine, she acts more like her younger self, with her positivity, with some of her old habits, such as biting down on her palm. She also thinks that Pinocchio is hot, and is later mentioned to have twins, though it is unknown who the father is.
Daphne Grimm Gallery
Due to the large number of images of Daphne Grimm, this article now has a separate gallery page which can be found at Daphne Grimm/Gallery.