|Other languages:|| German: Balam|
|Books:|| The Icy Touch (likely)|
"Aunt Marie's Book of Lore" (mentioned)
When woged, Balam grow fur over their head and body, but like many Wesen, their hair is unaffected. They display distinct, stripe-like spots similar to those of a jaguar or a leopard. The color of their fur seems to change depending on the brightness of their surrounding. It appears purple in a dark environment and light grey with a hint of blue in brighter lighting. Like fellow Wesen, such as Blutbaden or Drang-Zorn, they are able to concentrate their woge around their eyes, which turn amber and appear to glow. They also gain two sharp, jaguar-like fangs.
They have been known to develop obsessive behavior, specifically when it comes to any harm done to members of the Balam's family. They are extremely daring creatures that tend to act first and think later.
Like many Wesen, Balam seem to have a hostile relationship with Grimms and seem to fear them, or are at least wary of them.
Season 2 Blu-ray Grimm Guide Profile
|“||A jaguar-like Wesen that is ferocious, quick, and incredibly smart. They are very protective of their possessions, turning searches into obsessions if something close to them goes missing.||”|
- Its name is the second Wesen species to be derived from a Native American language; the first being Coyotl.
- The Balam from Mexican folklore are described as supernatural jaguars that are the guardians of nature. Their names were Iqi-Balam (Moon Jaguar), Balam-Agab (Night Jaguar), Balam-Quitze (Smiling Jaguar), and Mahu-Catah (Famous Name). They protect the villagers of the Quiche Indians, as well as their people and land.
- Overwhelmed with Wesen to remember, Nick Burkhardt suspects a Balam when he discovers orange-golden fur (as opposed to blue) with black in it. ("The Icy Touch")
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