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Pyro Vipers


2012, 2019

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The Serpentine (simply known as Snakes and Serpents) are a race of snake people that once ruled Ninjago, but were banished to five separate tombs, to separate the five warring tribes. They inhabited the world of Ninjago, after being released by Lloyd Garmadon. They consist of seven tribes. Each tribe is further divided into four classes: Generals, Warriors, Soldiers, and Scouts. An additional rank, Snake King and it's wife Snake Queen, rules over all five tribes except Vermillion and Pyro Vipers. They are currently in the Stone Army's former tomb.

History[edit | edit source]

Very little is known about the beginning of the Serpentine. One theory is that they were once snakes created by the The First Spinjitzu Master, and someone or something altered their genes to grow more human-like. Probably caused by someone or something to give only one snake the power to turn things wicked like Lord Garmadon. That snake is The Great Devourer. Arcturus was the King of the Serpentine during the Serpentine War before being banished to the Cursed Realm. Mambo the Fifth was the King of the Serpentine in ancient times. Pythor made himself King of the Serpentine in the first season. Lord Garmadon was the Serpentine King in Season 2-Part 1. Skales is the current (and final) King of the Serpentine.

Tribes[edit | edit source]

Anacondrai[edit | edit source]

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2012, 2015

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Had you released the Constrictai, the Venomari, or heaven forbid the Anacondrai, then we would have had a tussle.
Skales to Lloyd Garmadon

The Anacondrai (also known as Anacondrai Tribe Anacondrai Clan Anacondrai Army Anaconcrai Snakes and Anacondrai Serpents) were the most feared of all tribes, and resemble Anacondras. During the Serpentine Wars, where they became involved after Master Chen deceived them into believing the humans would attack them, they proved to be effective leaders and combatants, showing great strength and intelligence. When they were eventually defeated via the use of Sacred Flutes, the tribe's generals were banished to the Cursed Realm. Since the remaining Anacondrai were locked away without food, they became cannibalistic until Pythor was the last one remaining. Pythor is known to have the power to turn invisible. This is the only tribe that does not have a silver Fang Blade, but instead they have their Anacondrai Blades. During the storyline surrounding the Tournament of Elements, Master Chen performs a spell to transform him and his followers into pseudo-Anacondrai, essentially resurrecting the tribe. This new batch of Anacondrai attempts to start a Second Serpentine War. Pythor, however, finds a spell that would open the Cursed Realm, which would allow the former generals to return. The ghostly forms of the previous generals, headed by General Arcturus, appear and imprison the pseudo-Anacondrai in the Cursed Realm, leaving Pythor as the last remaining Anacondrai once more.

Ranking within the Anacondrai tribe appeared to be quite different than in other tribes. Generals were not distinguished by the presence of a tail, as all members of the Anacondrai had one. Additionally, the tribe was shown to have five generals during the Serpentine Wars, whereas other tribes have only had one general at a time. The only known rank in the original Anacondrai tribe, other than that of an ordinary soldier, was that of general. There have been six known Anacondrai generals:

  • Pythor - The Current General of the Anacondrai.
  • General Arcturus - Former General of the Anacondrai.
  • Five unnamed Anacondrai Generals from the same time as Arcturus
  • Unnamed Anacondrai Warrior
  • Unnamed Anacondrai Soldier
  • Unnamed Anacondrai Scout
  • Clancee - A hybrid serpentine with a mix of Venomari and Anacondrai with a peg leg.
  • Snake villain

The pseudo-Anacondrai were led by Master Chen.

Hypnobrai[edit | edit source]

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The Hypnobrai (also known as Hypnobrai Tribe Hypnobrai Clan Hypnobrai Army Hypnobrai Snakes and Hypnobrai Serpents) have been known to have two generals. Their original general, Slithraa, was challenged by his second-in-command, Skales, who won, which resulted in the latter replacing the former as the new general and Slithraa being demoted to a warrior.

The Hypnobrai are a Serpentine tribe with the power to hypnotize and control anyone. The Hypnobrai have a dark blue, yellow, and grey colour scheme. They resemble the Spectacled (Indian) Cobra and have the same Specactled pattern on their hood. Their eyes are red with spirals, giving them a "dazzling" look which, when in use, hypnotizes their victims. The ranks are as follows:

  • Skales - The current Snake King and General of the Hypnobrai; former Warrior
  • Slithraa - The current Warrior of the Hypnobrai; former General
  • Mezmo - A Hypnobrai soldier
  • Rattla - A Hypnobrai scout
  • Selma - Snake Queen
  • Skales Jr. - Snake Prince

Fangpyre[edit | edit source]

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The Fangpyre, (also known as Fangpyre Tribe Fangpyre Clan Fangpyre Army Fangpyre Snakes and Fangpyre Serpents) led by Fangtom, are red and white and have large fangs. Their fangs can turn inanimate objects into living snake-like creatures. Vehicles will turn into living snake-cars, mechs, or wrecking balls. Each vehicle takes on snake attributes such as a tail and eyes. They are also able to bite living creatures and turn them into snake people, with the venom slowly mutating the cells. However the venom is useless if the victim's heart rate rises. They seem to resemble Pit vipers. The ranks of the Fangpyre are as following:

Venomari[edit | edit source]

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The Venomari (also known as Venomari Tribe Venomari Clan Venomari Army Venomari Snakes and Venomari Serpents) are led by Acidicus and live in toxic bogs of acid that only they can survive in. They are green in colour and have the ability to spray venom at an enemy. This venom sabotages the victim's vision and makes them hallucinate, making the victim see everyone turn into what they fear most. They have four eyes, unless they lose one, like Lasha, have scars, and are red, lime green, and dark green. They resemble spitting cobras. The ranks of the Venomari are as follows:

  • Acidicus - The Venomari General
  • Lizaru - The Warrior of the Venomari
  • Spitta - A Soldier of the Venomari
  • Lasha - A one-eyed Venomari Scout
  • Clancee - A hybrid serpentine with a mix of Venomari and Anacondrai with a peg leg.
  • Snake villain

Constrictai[edit | edit source]

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The Constrictai (also known as Constrictai Tribe Constrictai Clan Constrictai Army Constrictai Snakes and Constrictai Serpents) are led by Skalidor. They are strong and large. Constrictai are capable of traveling under the ground, but can be located by following the raising of the ground as they tunnel under it. According to their staff's anti-venom allows you to breathe again after being constricted or choked by a Constrictai. They are orange and black in color. With the exception of Skalidor, who has a snake tail, all Constrictai members have short legs. They seem to resemble Boa Constrictors. The ranks in this tribe are as follow:

  • Skalidor - The heavyweight General of the Constrictai
  • Bytar - The warrior of the Constrictai
  • Chokun - a soldier-class member of the Constrictai
  • Snike - a Scout-class member of the Constrictai.

Pyro Vipers[edit | edit source]

Pyro Vipers




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The Pyro Vipers (also known as Pyro Snakes Pyro Vipers Tribe Pyro Snakes Tribe Pyro Vipers Army Pyro Vipers Army Pyro Vipers Clan Pyro Snakes Clan Pyro Vipers Snakes Pyro Snakes Serpents and Pyro Vipers Serpents) are not technically a separate tribe of Serpentine, but rather an army of mummified Serpentine reanimated by the magic of Aspheera and the Fire elemental power stolen from Kai. Their membership consists of:

Social Classes[edit | edit source]

Snake King/Queen[edit | edit source]

With the help of Skales, Pythor successfully united the five Serpentine tribes by challenging the other generals for their staffs. Skales and Pythor were both wearing earplugs, so when Skales gave Pythor the sacred flute, Skales just pretended to be annoyed and threw down his staff. All the other snake generals were so annoyed by the flute that they all threw down their staffs also. After defeating them, he dubbed himself the Snake King. However, after Pythor's defeat when he was eaten by the Great Devourer, Skales attempted to become the Snake King. He failed to when all of the Serpentine abandoned him and the other generals to follow Lord Garmadon.

Lord Garmadon ruled the Serpentine for the first half of Season 2. He would hit them, yell at them, and blame them for his failures. This made the Serpentine angry, so Skales abandoned Lord Garmadon in the middle of the ocean, and finally made himself the Snake King.

The Snake King and Queen title is still, as of now, held by Skales and Selma.

Generals[edit | edit source]

Slithraa as Hypnobrai General

The generals are the leader of their respective tribes except Vermillion and Pyro Vipers. Generals are easily distinguished from other Serpentine in that rather than legs, they have a tail. Like warriors and soldiers, they also have a less humanoid shaped head than scouts. In addition to the tails, the generals are also normally in possession of their tribe's respective Snake Staff except Vermillion and Pyro Vipers, which is able to act as anti-venom to a tribe's power. For example, the Fangpyre staff would be able to return a person who has been bitten by a Fangpyre to their original form.

Generals are able to be debunked by being defeated by a Serpentine of a lower class, as seen when the Hypnobrai warrior, Skales, defeated the Hypnobrai general, Slithraa. Skales grew a tail while Slithraa lost his. This is likely the same for other tribes.

The Anacondrai were unique in their treatment of the rank of General; during the Serpentine Wars, the Anacondrai tribe had five active generals, including General Arcturus. As Pythor is the last remaining Anacondrai, whatever system they would have used, however, is no longer applicable.

The Serpentine Generals are as follows;

Warriors[edit | edit source]

The warriors are the second-in-command of their tribe. They have the same shaped head as their tribe's generals, but normally have different markings. Rather than having tails like the generals, warriors have humanoid legs.

As Pythor was the sole living Anacondrai member, there are no known warriors from his tribe.

Warriors are as follows;

Soldiers[edit | edit source]

Below warriors are soldiers. Soldiers have humanoid legs like warriors and snake-like heads, but unlike the warriors, they are of a different shape than their respective generals' heads. They also have very large fangs. The soldiers typically have different head molds then the general and warrior classes of their tribes, and they also share head moulds between tribes, such as with Constrictai and Fangpyre as well as Hypnobrai and Venomari

Soldiers are as follows;

It appears that the soldiers are the judges of the slither pit, as Mezmo, the Hypnobrai soldier, was the judge of the Hypnobrai slither pit, and in "All of Nothing", Fang-Suei, the Fangpyre soldier, was the judge of the slither pit in the snakes' underground base.

Scouts[edit | edit source]

Scouts are at the bottom of the Serpentine social ladder. They have humanoid legs like warriors and soldiers, but also humanoid heads with a snake-like hood.

Scouts are as follows;

Vipers[edit | edit source]

Vipers are not actually part of the social classes, but they are part of the Serpentine armies. The vipers are small and can fit into a minifigure's hand like a whip. The young Great Devourer resembled a Venomari Toxic Viper, except it had frills behind its head. Additionally, its bite is unique in that it can turn the purest of things evil.

Vipers are as follows:

  • Fangpyre
    • Golden Viper
    • Sly Viper
    • Fangpyre Viper
  • Hypnobrai
    • Hypno Viper
    • Unnamed Transparent Blue Viper
  • Venomari
    • Toxic Viper
    • Unnamed Transparent Purple Viper
  • Constrictai
    • Unnamed Transparent Orange Viper

Background[edit | edit source]

When the First Spinjitzu Master created Ninjago, he created the Serpentine underground, and they later emerged upon the surface. Through some means, the Serpentine became aware that the Golden Master would one day rise to threaten Ninjago, and attempted to warn the humans of Ninjago. However, great mistrust existed between the two peoples, and the warnings of the Serpentine went unheeded by their fearful neighbors. For a time there was an uneasy truce between them, with humans being forbidden from entering Serpentine lands and vice versa.

Young Wu and Garmadon later violated this truce, entering the Valley of the Serpentine, and were imprisoned. They were freed by the young sorceress Aspheera, who exacted a promise from Wu to teach her Spinjitzu in exchange for her help. Unfortunately, she broke her own promise not to use it for wicked purposes, and overthrew King Mambo. Aspheera intended to lead her people in conquest of the continent of Ninjago, but she was defeated by Wu and Garmadon using the Scrolls of Forbidden Spinjitzu. King Mambo was restored to his throne, and Aspheera was locked away inside a pyramid in the Desert of Doom.

Eventually the Serpentine became divided, with the five tribes warring with each other and their human neighbors. They also unleashed the Great Devourer upon the land, but it was defeated and imprisoned beneath the Lost City of Ouroboros. Both humans and Serpentine attempted to reach a peace, but this was sabotaged by Master Chen, who sought to benefit from pitting the two races against each other after he was bored and annoyed with truce. Ultimately, the Elemental Masters of the time were unable to best the Serpentine through force, but managed to overcome them using sacred flutes.

With the power of the flutes, the five Serpentine Tribes were each driven into a separate tomb in scattered locations across Ninjago. The generals of the Anacondrai, meanwhile, were banished to the Cursed Realm. It was implied that the Anacondrai tribe became cannibalistic after becoming imprisoned, eating their own members until Pythor P. Chumsworth was the last one remaining.

Rise of the Snakes[edit | edit source]

After many years, the Hypnobrai tribe was freed by Lloyd Garmadon. He then hypnotized the general, Slithraa, and ambushed Jamanakai Village, taking all candy. However, they were stopped by the Ninja. Later, Lloyd commanded that they build a treehouse for him; although the Ninja destroyed it all well. After their defeat, Skales challenges Slithraa to a Slither Pit and wins, exiling Lloyd from the tribe. However, Lloyd then steals the Map Of Dens and unleashes the Fangpyre. However, they then betrayed Lloyd and joined forces against the Hypnobrai. Lloyd soon unleashed Pythor who also escaped from the spoiled brat and opened the Constrictai and Venomari tombs. The tribes then had a meeting under Ninjago City, but failed to unite. However, Pythor convinced them to do so, after finding the map to the Four Silver Fang Blades and bringing the Lost City of Ouroborus back into the desert. Pythor then challenges the generals to a battle and becomes the Snake King. With the help of all four Fang Blades, the Serpentine revived The Great Devourer. However, it only caused destruction, allowing to snakes to return to their tombs to hide.

Return of the Snakes[edit | edit source]

After the Great Devourer's defeat, Skales demanded that he should become the next Snake King, since Pythor has been eaten by the Devourer. However, he was succeeded by Lord Garmadon, who convinced the snakes to join him or die. However, Skales and the Serpentine Generals rebelled took control of the Serpentine again. They then planned to burrow beneath Ninjago City, starting a massive earthquake. Along their attack, they encountered the Stone Army's tomb. After going inside, they accidentally awakened the Stone Army whom they battled. However, they lost and were trapped in the tomb.

Later, it was revealed that the tomb had been cracked open. However, the Serpentine had become peaceful and Skales settled with his wife and son. In Season 4 it's shown that the people of Ninjago have accepted the Serpentine, as they have Slither Pit fights in Ninjago City.

Shadow of Ronin[edit | edit source]

However, in LEGO Ninjago: Shadow of Ronin the Serpentine's memories were wiped away with the Obsidian Glaive, making them forget their truce with the Ninja. It is unknown if all Serpentine had lost their memory, or only a certain amount.

The Anacondrai Worshippers[edit | edit source]

The Vermillion[edit | edit source]

Main article: Vermillion

The Serpentine later learned of the existence of the Vermillion, a race of snake warriors descended from The Great Devourer and raised by Krux from her eggs as part of his plan to take over Ninjago and for forty years waiting for Acronix to return.

Pyro Vipers[edit | edit source]

Spoiler warning: Plot or ending details follow.

Long after her imprisonment, Aspheera was accidentally freed from her tomb by the Ninja, and sought to avenge herself on Wu for her captivity. After stealing Kai's elemental Fire power, she unleashed a tide of magical lava that began bringing mummified Serpentine warriors to live as her Pyro Vipers. She also created monstrous fiery cobras to attack Ninjago City, though these could be destroyed if their fire was extinguished or expended. Aspheera's forces sought out one of the Scrolls of Forbidden Spinjitzu, both for its power and so the Fire Fang could use its scent to find Wu.

The Pyro Vipers invaded the Ninjago Museum of History, where their ranks were expanded by other mummies including Char. After obtaining the scroll, they marched on the Monastery of Spinjitzu, where they were forced to contend with the Titan Mech and the second Scroll of Forbidden Spinjitzu. Ultimately, Zane used the latter to encase the Pyro Vipers in ice, though Aspheera was able to banish him to the Never-Realm. Aspheera was subsequently imprisoned in Kryptarium Prison; what became of her minions is unknown.

Spoilers end here.

Tribe Tombs except Vermillion and Pyro Vipers[edit | edit source]

  • Anacondrai - They were left in a horn shaped rock prison where they starved or got eaten except for Pythor. It had rock walls and was littered with the remains of Anacondrai.
  • Hypnobrai - They were kept in an icy terrain styled cave with ice features.
  • Fangpyre - They were kept in a graveyard near a mutated tree with two snake-like heads. It is misty and ghostly-looking.
  • Venomari - These snakes were thankfully in their home the Toxic Bogs. They were kept inside a tree.
  • Constrictai - They were left in the desert in the Mountain of a Million Steps. They were in a dark cave inside the mountain with art and stories drawn on the wall.

Set Appearances[edit | edit source]

9449 Ultra Sonic Raider
70750 Ninja DB X
70748 Titanium Dragon
70749 Enter the Serpent

9556 Bytar
9591 NRG Kai vs Chokun
9448 Samurai Mech
9450 Epic Dragon Battle

9564 Snappa
9567 Fang-Suei
9571 Fangdam
9442 Jay's Storm Fighter
9455 Fangpyre Mech
9443 Rattle Copter
9445 Fangpyre Truck Ambush
9457 Fangpyre Wrecking Ball
853404 Ninjago Magnet Set: Sensei Wu, Fangpyre and Ninja Jay

9555 Mezmo
9573 Slithraa
9579 Starter Set
9456 Spinner Battle
9441 Kai's Blade Cycle
9444 Cole's Tread Assault
9446 Destiny's Bounty
853403 Hypnobrai Slithraa Key Chain

9557 Lizaru
9569 Spitta
9562 Lasha
9447 Lasha's Bite Cycle
9450 Epic Dragon Battle
9449 Ultra Sonic Raider
850443 Venomari Warrior Key Chain

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The Serpentine can live for a very long time. This is shown when it is revealed that Skales and Fangtom were friends before they were locked in the tombs.
  • Despite there being an Anacondrai staff in the TV show, one does not appear in any sets.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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Ninja team: Cole | Jay | Kai | Lloyd Garmadon | Nya | Sensei Garmadon | Wu | Zane
Skulkin: Samukai | Kruncha | Nuckal | Wyplash | Krazi | Frakjaw | Bonezai | Chopov
Serpentine: Anacondrai: Arcturus | Pythor P. Chumsworth
Hypnobrai: Skales | Slithraa | Mezmo | Rattla | Skales Jr. | Selma |
Fangpyre: Fangtom | Fangdam | Fang-Suei | Snappa
Constrictai: Skalidor | Bytar | Chokun | Snike
Venomari: Acidicus | Lizaru | Spitta | Lasha
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