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Other languages: German: Natterngecko
Hungarian: Pikkelyes
Russian: Чешуехвост
Spanish: Skalengeck
Taiwanese: Lungnan
Farsi: اسکالن گک
Notables: Cecil
Handcuff.png Clint Vickers
Handcuff.png Joshua Hall
Dead.svg Buxton Jacobs
Dead.svg Will
Dead.svg Gus Campbell
Billie Trump
Dead.svg Dallas Cruz
Gavin Trump
Sara Trump
Dead.svg Theo Delano

A Skalengeck (SKA-lən-gek; Ger. Skalen "measuring scales" + Geck "fop") or Lungnan (Taiw. lung "dragon" + nan "south") is a lizard-like Wesen that first appeared in "Pilot".

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

When they woge, they gain pale yellow, scaly skin over their face, forked tongues, and sharp, pointy teeth. They also have three gills on both sides of their neck. The exact purpose of these gills are unknown, but Clint Vickers and Joshua Hall were seen venting Jay fumes that they inhaled out of them, ("Island of Dreams") and Dallas Cruz vented cigarette smoke in a similar fashion, ("Wesen Nacht") so it is clear that the gills are part of the Skalengeck respiratory system. When they woge, their human hair on their head remains, but in males, any facial hair present disappears.

They are stronger than humans, as one was able to fight with Trubel, a Grimm, on an equal footing for a while, ("Nobody Knows the Trubel I've Seen") and Nick wrestled one in an evenly matched manner, ("Island of Dreams") but most Skalengecks are still somewhat weaker than Grimms. There are rare occasions, however, where a Skalengeck can be particularly vicious and powerful, as was the case with Dallas Cruz, who was actually able to quickly overpower Nick after attacking him from behind. ("Wesen Nacht") They are also fairly fast.

They don't have the regenerative power that many actual lizards have, as when Clint Vickers sustained an injury on his leg, he had to manually sew it closed. ("Island of Dreams")

Behavior[edit | edit source]

Skalengecks usually intimidate their prey by greeting them with a hostile grin and their tongues hanging out. They are a species not renowned for their intelligence or width of knowledge. They are often aggressive, irrational, and violent. This can lead them to try and take on far superior opponents. The majority of them are criminals, ranging from addicts and sexual abusers to robbers and murderers. However, there are more intelligent and competent Skalengecks, such as Gus Campbell. Particularly nasty Skalengecks have a more alpha personality and have proven to be quite devious and cunning; as such, they certainly pose a greater threat to others than most Skalengecks.

They're stereotypically drug addicts or involved with drug possession. Joshua Hall and Clint Vickers are Jay addicts, and Cecil is a drug dealer. They also enjoy inhaling things. ("Leave It to Beavers")

Skalengecks are wary and sometimes very fearful of Grimms.

Excerpt from Grimm Diaries[edit | edit source]

The Skalengeck is a quick, mischievous creature known for dabbling in crime, robbery and other illegal affairs.

However, he is not a smart or careful criminal, and therefore I can easily take care of this vermine (sic) without wasting much time.

The key physical feature of a Skalengeck is his long lizard tongue and tiny razor sharp teeth.


Season 1 Blu-ray Grimm Guide Profile[edit | edit source]

Scaly lizard creatures who often find themselves on the wrong side of the law. Observed mostly as drug addicts and repeat offenders, their popular characteristics include exhaling out of their gills (when morphed) and being cold-blooded, giving predators like Blutbaden the ability to smell them up to a mile away.

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Trivia[edit | edit source]

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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