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Teryxes[1] are large Creatures of Grimm that take the appearance of a raptor-like dinosaur with pterosaur wings. They made their first appearance in the episode "As Above, So Below" of Volume 7.

Appearance

Teryxes are large raptor-like Grimm resembling the now-extinct family of the Dromaeosaurid dinosaurs. They possess large, translucent red wings with visible veins. Teryxes have bone-like spines on their necks and tails, resembling feather quills. 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. Their toes have raptor-like hooked claws.

Teryxes vary in size, the smallest of which being roughly the size of a Manta gunship.

History

After Arthur Watts turned down the heating system in Mantle, the people of the city panicked, leading to riots against Atlas. This drew in the Grimm, including the Teryxes, who began flying towards the city.

When Ruby's Group and the Ace Operatives fly down to Mantle to help the civilians, a pair of Teryxes attacked their airship, one of which is knocked down by debris. The pair forced the groups to leap off their ship, into the city below.

They later appeared in "Fault", when The Hound summoned Teryxes and Centinels to attack Yang Xiao Long, Lie Ren, and Jaune Arc.

In "Midnight", multiple Teryxes were created by Salem to fight during the Battle of Atlas.

Powers and Abilities

Teryxes are large Grimm capable of flight, they are seen clawing and biting at their enemies, and have strong enough claws to rip through the hull of a Manta gunship with ease.

Trivia

  • During production, CRWBY referred to the Teryxes as "Terry"[2] and "Lil' Terry". [3]
  • The original name for the Teryx during production was stated to be "Pterroryx", only it was changed due to sounding too much like the word "terrorists" when said out loud.[4]
  • The Teryx's first appearance is a callback to Jurassic Park.[5]
  • It was stated at RTX that Grimm on the icy continent of Solitas are based on prehistoric and ice age animals[6]. With this in mind, it is likely based on the Velociraptor and Achillobator, two extinct species of Dromaeosaurid that lived in the Cretaceous Period. Given its relative size and references, the Teryx is mostly likely inspired by Jurassic Park's take on the Velociraptor, seen in the films as approximately 2 m (6'6" ft) tall reptiles. In real life, however, Velociraptor was roughly the size of a turkey, and the film's take on the animal was much closer to a species of the related genus, Achillobator

References

  1. Miles Luna's Twitter
  2. Larissa Angus' Twitter
  3. Jenn Tidwell's Twitter
  4. Miles Luna's Twitter
  5. RWBY: Volume 7 Director's Commentary – Chapter 9
  6. RTX 2019 RWBY Panel
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