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Sabyrs[2] are Creatures of Grimm that resemble saber-toothed cats. They first made their appearance in the first Volume 7 episode, “The Greatest Kingdom”, attacking the city of Mantle after a wall was breached.

AppearanceEdit

Sabyrs are large predatory cats resembling the now extinct genus of saber-toothed cat, Smilodon. Their namesake are the large canines with which they can deliver a powerful bite. They possess small bone plates on their shoulders and hips, ribs on their sides and spines coming from their backs. Their black skin appears to be somewhat frozen and has white patches, most likely due to the fact that they inhabit the cold tundras of Solitas. They also have bony tails. Sabyrs in Solitas are referred to as Ice Sabyrs.[3]

HistoryEdit

Soon after Ruby's Group's arrival in Mantle in "The Greatest Kingdom", a pack of Ice Sabyrs attack the city after a wall in its defenses had been breached. The pack attacked a group of Atlesian Knight-200s and was defeated by the group of Huntsmen.

A large, loose Ice Sabyr is later referenced to in "Pomp and Circumstance", and it later killed in "Sparks" by Ruby Rose and Yang Xiao Long. The Sabyrs continue to try and breach the city, being slayed by the Huntsmen as they prepare to launch the Amity Communications Tower.

Once Arthur Watts turns off the heat in Mantle and citizens in Mantle began to riot, various Grimm, including the Ice Sabyrs invade and breach the city in mass, causing the Huntsmen, aided by the Atlas Military and Ace Operatives, to evacuate citizens.

Powers and AbilitiesEdit

They are incredibly fast and are capable of jumping large distances. Their mass alone can incapacitate an Atlesian AK-200 robot.

TriviaEdit

  • It was stated at RTX that Grimm on the icy continent of Solitas are based on prehistoric and ice age animals[4].
  • RWBY: Amity Arena Card Bio:[5]
    • These Sabyrs seem to have somehow adapted to Mantle's environment. Gone are the days when the cold kept the Grimm at bay, and now we deal with the ice crusted versions of the Sabyr. Still, there is a burning question in our minds. Didn't these Sabyrs... adjust a little too quickly?

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