|Seen In|| "Pilot"|
"Island of Dreams"
"Over My Dead Body"
"Natural Born Wesen"
|Referenced||"Leave It to Beavers"|
A Skalengeck (SKAA-lən-gek; Grimm: SKA-lən-gek; pl: -gecken; Germ. Skalen "measuring scales" + Geck "fop") is a lizard-like Wesen with delicate skin that tears easily. "Fop" is a term for a foolish person overly concerned with their clothing, or incapable of engaging in intellectual conversations, activities, or thoughts.
Compared to other reptilian Wesen, they have a quite minor woge, they gain pale yellow scaled skin over there face, have forked tongues and sharp pointy teeth. They also have three gills on both sides of their neck which serve an unknown purpose, but are presumably used for a sort of respiratory function.
They appear to be slightly stronger than humans, but not by much. They are however quite fast.
Interestingly, they obviously don't have the regenerative power that many actual lizards have, as seen in "Island of Dreams", where one sustained an injury on his leg and had to manually sew it closed.
Skalengeck usually intimidate their prey by greeting them with a hostile grin and their tongues hanging out. They are a species not renown 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 murders. However, there are more intelligent and more competent Skalengeck such as Gus Campbell.
Its been implied in their main appearances that they somewhat masochist, and enjoy pain. ("Leave It to Beavers")
In "Island of Dreams", two Skalengecken named Clint Vickers and Joshua Hall rob a local spice shop, and kill Freddy Calvert the owner. Nick gets a call from Rosalee, who says that the two Skalengecken returned, but she stabbed one. Nick and Hank go to their apartment, and the two Skalengecken fire their guns at them, but get away, due to Hank's hallucination. Later, Rosalee gets two tickets to a Wesen crackhouse from Cecil. While searching, Nick finds them, and he tries to shoot Nick, but Nick knocks him out, but the gun shots scare the other Wesen in the crackhouse. When the other Skalengeck holds Monroe at gunpoint, Rosalee uses a brick and knocks him down, allowing Nick to arrest him.
In "Over My Dead Body", two Skalengecks are hired by Arbok, a Königschlange, who assigned them for the job of killing Monroe, as a way to send a message to those wesen that are friends of a Grimm. But one of them dies after an attempt to rape Angelina Lasser, who kills him in self-defense, so Arbok decides to hire her to do the job of the dead. The other one, Terrence, is killed by Monroe after he shoots Angelina.
In "Natural Born Wesen", a Skalengeck named Gus Campbell along with Cole Pritchard and Krystal Fletcher, a Blutbaden couple, went on a robbing spree fully woged breaking the Gesetzbuch Ehrenkodex. When he wanted to leave the group after Cole killed two people, Cole attacked him. Krystal stopped Cole, but then she woged and bit out Gus' throat.
- Skalengecken are not affected by pepper spray. Monroe assumes that they actually like it. ("Leave It to Beavers").