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"Nature has made snakes deadly and precise predators."
― S. L. Hamilton, Snakes
"A snake, am I? Perhaps you'd like to see how ssssssssSNAKE-LIKE I CAN BE!!"
― Jafar (Aladdin)

The power to be a snake. Variation of Reptilian Physiology.

Also Called

  • Serpent Body/Mimicry/Physiology/Form
  • Serpentine Body/Mimicry/Physiology/Form
  • Snake Body/Mimicry/Form

Capabilities

Users either are or can mimic/transform into snakes, gaining a plethora of special abilities, traits and attributes, such as scales that increase defensive capabilities, extremely dangerous venom, seismic senses and many physical capabilities.

Applications

Techniques

Variations

Mythical Snakes:

Associations

Snakes are associated with a great number of mystical and supernatural abilities and connections in mythology and folklore, thus users with this power may have access to: Body Shedding, Clairvoyance up to Nigh-Omniscience, Demon Physiology, Fallen Angel Physiology or Genie Physiology, Earth Manipulation, Fertility/Creative Life Force, Guardianship, Healing, Poison-Fire Manipulation, Semi-Immortality/Immortality, Shapeshifting/Omnifarious, Regenerative Healing Factor, Hypnosis, Treachery Embodiment.

Limitations

  • The mongoose are snakes' natural predators.
  • Like all reptiles, snakes tend to get sluggish and hibernate in cold temperatures.
  • Some snakes have very poor vision
  • Many users of this power may be missing hands, feet, legs, and/or arms.

Known Users

See Also: Scaled Up, Snake People and Snakes Are Sinister.

Anime/Manga/Manhwa

Cartoons

  • Doctor Viper (Swat Kats: The Radical Squadron)
  • Ssserpent (Ben 10: Alien Force/Ultimate Alien)
  • Cedric (W.I.T.C.H.)
  • Snake Men (Masters of the Universe)
  • King Hiss (Masters of the Universe)
  • Cobra (Legend of the Dragon)
  • Serpentine (Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu)
  • Bio-Constrictor (Max Steel)
  • Sass (Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir)
  • Rudolph Cobrato (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1987 TV series)
  • Hamato Miwa/Karai (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2012 TV series); via mutagen
  • Queen Orial/The Dark Queen (Argai: The Prophecy)
  • Sanford D. Ingleberry/Snake of the Gangreen Gang (Powerpuff Girls)
  • Snakes (Brandy & Mr. Whiskers)
  • Serge (Flipper and Lopaka)
  • Slither (Casper's Scare School)
  • Camille (Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts)
  • Sir Pentious (Hazbin Hotel)
  • Cydne (101 Dalmatians: The Series)

Comics

  • Snake People (Various)
  • Copperhead (DC Comics)
  • Whisper A'Daire (DC Comics)
  • Jormungand (Marvel Comics)
  • Lord Mordred Hood (Archie's Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Lord Hebi (Usagi Yojimbo)
  • Snake-Eyes (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/The Mighty Mutanimals)
  • Nagraj (Raj Comics)

Folklore/Mythology

  • Quetzalcoatl (Aztec Mythology)
  • Lilith (Christianity)

Samael (Christianity)

  • Satan (Christianity); cursed
  • Ouroboros (Greco-Egyptian Mythology)
  • Gorgons (Greek Mythology)
    • Medusa
    • Stheno
    • Euryale
  • Hydra (Greek Mythology)
  • Python (Greek Mythology)
  • Nāga (Hinduism/Buddhism)
  • Snake demons (Japanese/Chinese/Korean Mythology)
    • Yamata-no-Orochi (Japanese Mythology)
  • Leviathan (Judeo-Christianity)
  • Jörmungandr (Norse Mythology)
  • Bakunawa ("Philippine Mythology")
  • Yuxa (Tatar Folklore)

Literature

  • Glait (Chronicles of Amber)
  • Logrus (Chronicles of Amber)
  • Snake People (Cthulhu Mythos)
  • Yig (Cthulhu Mythos)
  • Lord Voldemort/Tom Riddle (Harry Potter)
  • Asmodeus Poisonteeth (Redwall)
  • Kaa (Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book)
  • The Incredibly Deadly Viper (A Series of Unfortunate Events)
  • Jaji (Sea of Patchwork Cats)

Live Television

  • Mara (Doctor Who)
  • Colony Sarff (Doctor Who)
  • Snake Woman (Escape the Night)
  • Constrictor (Heroes)
  • Machida (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Serpentina (Power Rangers: Mystic Force)
  • Smokescreen (Power Rangers: Dino Charge)
  • Halimaw na Ahas (Kidlat)
  • Alisa (Shoebox Zoo)

Movies

  • Anaconda (Anaconda)
  • Jafar (Disney's Aladdin)
  • Sir Hiss (Disney's Robin Hood)
  • Kaa (Disney's The Jungle Book/The Jungle Book 2016)
  • Nagini (Harry Potter)
  • Queen Reptilla (Kong: King of Atlantis)
  • Snakes (Kung Fu Panda)
  • Rajni (Nagina)
  • Piranhaconda (Piranhaconda)
  • Snakes (Sahara 2017)
  • Qingqing (The Sorcerer And The White Snake)
  • Susu (The Sorcerer And The White Snake)
  • Python (Stan Lee's Lightspeed)
  • Anacondans (Star Wars)
    • Cinch
    • Morley
  • Dragonsnakes (Star Wars)
  • Mozzler (Thunder of Gigantic Serpent)
  • Slither (Treasure Buddies)
  • Lutador (Vivo)
  • Larry (The Wild)
  • Snake Demons (White Snake)
  • Viper (The Wolverine)
  • White Mamba (Space Jam: A New Legacy)

RPGs

  • Mormo (Scarred Lands)
  • Snake People (Various)

Video Games

  • Pythia Operators (Arknights)
    • Eunectes
  • Snake Balls/Great Snake Balls (Bloodborne)
  • Snake Parasite (Bloodborne)
  • Scylla (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Primordial Serpents (Dark Souls)
    • Kingseeker Frampt
    • Darkstalker Kaathe
  • Serpent Soldiers (Dark Souls)
  • Serpent Mages (Dark Souls)
  • Man Serpents (Dark Souls III)
  • Giant Man Serpents (Dark Souls III)
  • Rattly (Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest)
  • Python (God of War)
  • Jörmungandr (God of War)
  • Cassiopeia (League of Legends)
  • Great Serpent (Sekiro Shadows Die Twice)
  • Snake Wyverns (Monster Hunter Series)
  • Dalamadur and Shah Dalamadur (Monster Hunter Series)
  • Lamias (MonsterQuest)
  • Echidnas (MonsterQuest)
  • Medusas (MonsterQuest)
  • Snowager (Neopets)
  • Snake Pokémon (Pokémon)
  • Rattle Shake (Skylanders)
  • Cobra Cadabra (Skylanders)
  • Pit Boss (Skylanders)
  • Fire Vipers (Skylanders)
  • Water Vipers (Skylanders)
  • Sand Monster (Skylanders)
  • Nu Wa (Smite)
  • Jormungandr (Smite)
  • Lyric the Last Ancient (Sonic Boom)
  • Evil Snake (The Adventures of Little Carp)
  • Sethrak (Warcraft)
  • Vipers (XCOM 2)
  • Reptilianne Naga (Yu-Gi-Oh!)

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