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20th Jun '17 11:27:43 AM WanderingBrowser
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** {{Medusa}}e in 2e had a 10% [[BizarreSexualDimorphism female only]] minority who were of the "Lamia style"; snake-haired human woman from the waist up, giant snake from the waist down. In 3e and 4e, though, they are fully humanoid SnakePeople, having no tails, but definitely reptilian features, scaly skin and, of course, snakes for hair.

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** {{Medusa}}e have varied in 2e this; in 2e, they were just human women with snakes for hair, but also had a 10% [[BizarreSexualDimorphism female only]] minority who were of the "Lamia style"; snake-haired human woman from the waist up, giant snake from the waist down. In 3e and 4e, though, they are fully humanoid SnakePeople, having no tails, but definitely reptilian features, scaly skin and, of course, snakes for hair. In 5e, they've returned to the "human with snakes for hair" appearance.



** A playable race, the Vishkanya, are arguably also Yuan-ti expies, as they are SnakePeople who essentially resemble humans with scaled skin and snake eyes, as well as [[PoisonousPerson poisonous blood and saliva]]. They come from Pathfinder's as-yet unrevealed India [[FantasyCounterpartCulture stand-in]], like the Vanara monkey-folk, and were based off of mythological female assassins from India.

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** A playable race, the Vishkanya, are arguably also Yuan-ti expies, as they are SnakePeople who essentially resemble humans with scaled skin and snake eyes, as well as [[PoisonousPerson poisonous blood and saliva]]. They come from Vudra, Pathfinder's as-yet unrevealed India mysterious [[FantasyCounterpartCulture India stand-in]], like the Vanara monkey-folk, and were based off of mythological female assassins from India.


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** The Euryale is an incredibly powerful Medusa variant introduced in the 6th Bestiary who shares the AD&D "Greater Medusa's" body-plan. Having the spellcasting ability of 18th level Oracles is actually amongst their ''less'' dangerous abilities.
18th Jun '17 11:34:17 PM LordInsane
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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' has the Tsaesci, supposedly a race of "Snake Vampires" complete with serpentine lower bodies, native to [[{{Wutai}} Akavir]], a continent far to the east of Tamriel. However, other sources indicate that they are are a race of Men little different than those in Tamriel. We [[MultipleChoicePast likely won't know for sure]] until they [[TheUnseen make an appearance in-game]].

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' has the Tsaesci, supposedly a race of "Snake Vampires" complete with serpentine lower bodies, native to [[{{Wutai}} Akavir]], a continent far to the east of Tamriel. However, other sources indicate that they are are a race of Men little different than those in Tamriel. We [[MultipleChoicePast likely won't know for sure]] until they [[TheUnseen make an appearance in-game]].in-game]] (and possibly not even then, as some sources leave open the possibility that there are ''both'' men and serpent people called Tsaesci).
16th Jun '17 1:19:19 PM Kaiseror
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* ''WesternAnimation/LegendQuest'': [[spoiler:Adult]] [[UsefulNotes/AztecMythology Quetzalcoatl]] is portrayed as one of these with a serpentine lower body and the upper body of a scaled human with fangs and a forked tongue that wears ceremonial Aztec clothing.
16th Jun '17 12:29:18 AM rafi
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* "[[OurVampiresAreDifferent Vampies]]" in ''WesternAnimation/RoswellConspiracies''.
* Nagas appear in ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretSaturdays''.

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* "[[OurVampiresAreDifferent Vampies]]" in ''WesternAnimation/RoswellConspiracies''.
There was an episode of ''WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries'' where Jasmine began turning into a venomous naga, and Aladdin had to go on a quest to find the cure. When it seem there's no longer a cure, Aladdin turned himself into a naga as well to be with Jasmine. They both returned to normal though.
* Nagas appear in ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretSaturdays''.In an early episode of ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'', [[ButtMonkey Carl]] [[ItMakesSenseInContext picks a mummy's headdress out of the garbage]] and shows it off to the other characters, completely unaware to the fact his legs have turned into a snake's tail.
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' has an Aesop villian become some kind of naga with stuff added [[FromBadToWorse before going]] ClippedWingAngel.



* There was an episode of ''{{Disney/Aladdin}}'' where Jasmine began turning into a venomous naga, and Aladdin had to go on a quest to find the cure. When it seem there's no longer a cure, Aladdin turned himself into a naga as well to be with Jasmine. They both returned to normal though.
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' has an Aesop villian become some kind of naga with stuff added [[FromBadToWorse before going]] ClippedWingAngel.
* There is an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' where the villain is a cobra fellow. He appears to be anthropomorphized like the rest of the cast, but when he loses all his clothes at the end of the episode, [[MobileSuitHuman he's just a big snake]].
* Cedric, TheDragon from the first season of ''{{WesternAnimation/WITCH}}'', is one of these in his true form, though he spends a lot of his time shapeshifted as a human. Interestingly, his race all seem to be shapechangers, but aren't all SnakePeople- the only other one shown, [[CreepyChild Miranda]], changes into an anthropomorphic ''spider''.
* In an early episode of ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'', [[ButtMonkey Carl]] [[ItMakesSenseInContext picks a mummy's headdress out of the garbage]] and shows it off to the other characters, completely unaware to the fact his legs have turned into a snake's tail.
* The skeleton mooks working for the BigBad in ''WesternAnimation/{{Ninjago}}'' were phased out in favor of the Serpentine in the first season, [[CaptainObvious which the name tells you everything you need to know]]. There are five tribes, each with a unique power: the Hypnobrai can hypnotise others, the Constrictai can strangle their foes, the Venomari can spit hallucination-inducing venom, the Fangpyre can turn people and vehicles into snakes, and the Anacondrai are the most powerful and dangerous out of all of them.



* The skeleton mooks working for the BigBad in ''WesternAnimation/{{Ninjago}}'' were phased out in favor of the Serpentine in the first season, [[CaptainObvious which the name tells you everything you need to know]]. There are five tribes, each with a unique power: the Hypnobrai can hypnotise others, the Constrictai can strangle their foes, the Venomari can spit hallucination-inducing venom, the Fangpyre can turn people and vehicles into snakes, and the Anacondrai are the most powerful and dangerous out of all of them.
* "[[OurVampiresAreDifferent Vampies]]" in ''WesternAnimation/RoswellConspiracies''.
* Nagas appear in ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretSaturdays''.



* There is an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' where the villain is a cobra fellow. He appears to be anthropomorphized like the rest of the cast, but when he loses all his clothes at the end of the episode, [[MobileSuitHuman he's just a big snake]].
* Cedric, TheDragon from the first season of ''WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}}'', is one of these in his true form, though he spends a lot of his time shapeshifted as a human. Interestingly, his race all seem to be shapechangers, but aren't all SnakePeople- the only other one shown, [[CreepyChild Miranda]], changes into an anthropomorphic ''spider''.



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16th Jun '17 12:25:55 AM rafi
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* The title protagonist of ''Manga/VampirePrincessMiyu'' fights against a terrifying snake woman in one of the episodes of the TV series.

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* In ''Manga/{{Amatsuki}}'' the demon Byakuroku usually appears as half beautiful man and half white snake.
* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', when Cyan Sung-Sun activates her [[OneWingedAngel Resurrección]], her lower body becomes that of a snake's, making her look like a lamia. She can also conjure up snakes to attack with.
* The title protagonist Antarcticans from ''Manga/ACentaursLife'' are called 'Serpentines' because of ''Manga/VampirePrincessMiyu'' fights against their snake-like appearances, but they are not reptiles. Biologically they're related more to birds than snakes. While all shown characters are females produced by the queen, unlike most examples they are essentially huge big-headed snakes with humanoid limbs and no trace whatsoever of human faces or breasts. Some have both arms and legs, some are huge with four arms and slither around. Antarcticans are up to all kinds of things behind the scenes, but the member of the main cast, Sasasul, is a terrifying snake woman in very nice and timid girl.
* In ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'', Ophelia's Awakened form looks like
one of these, only she has what are like gigantic blades coming out of her human-looking back.
* ''Manga/DailyLifeWithMonsterGirl'' is an {{Ecchi}}/[[HaremGenre Harem]] manga in which
the episodes main character has to be a host towards a [[CuteMonsterGirl female Lamia]] who constantly makes advances on him.
** Early on, it hits him that she's pretty much half-human, half-''anaconda''; if she ever completely lost control
of herself, she could easily crush him in her coils like an empty soda can.
* ''Manga/FairyTail'' has Kinana, a girl who was unwillingly turned into a giant snake and given
the TV series.name Cubellios. Eventually she's turned back into a normal human, though she later started learning [[VoluntaryShapeshifter transformation magic]].
** The guild Lamia Scale has, as the name implies, this creature as their mascot, though their members are humans and not Lamias.
* ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}''
** In ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam'', India's [[http://www.mahq.net/mecha/gundam/g/gf13-030nin.htm Cobra Gundam]] takes this form normally; the pilot can separate the upper portion into a standard humanoid mecha while the tail portion is controlled by his pet snake.
** ''Anime/SDGundamForce''[='s=] take on the Scorpio from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'' (which appears exclusively in the UsefulNotes/Playstation2 game) is another mechanical example.



* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', Orochimaru, [[spoiler:and later Kabuto as well.]]
* In ''Main/OnePiece'', the Gorgon Sisters are actually human; however, Marigold and Sandersonia can transform themselves into snake-like humanoids, having been force fed the King Cobra and Anaconda Zoan-class Hebi Hebi no Mi Devil Fruits as children.
* ''Anime/PanzerWorldGalient'': In the third OVA shows up Jashin-Hei, an HumongousMecha with half-snake part.



* In ''{{Manga/Claymore}}'', Ophelia's Awakened form looks like one of these, only she has what are like gigantic blades coming out of her human-looking back.
* In ''{{Manga/Naruto}}'', Orochimaru, [[spoiler:and later Kabuto as well.]]
* ''{{Franchise/Gundam}}''
** In ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam'', India's [[http://www.mahq.net/mecha/gundam/g/gf13-030nin.htm Cobra Gundam]] takes this form normally; the pilot can separate the upper portion into a standard humanoid mecha while the tail portion is controlled by his pet snake.
** ''Anime/SDGundamForce''[='s=] take on the Scorpio from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'' (which appears exclusively in the UsefulNotes/Playstation2 game) is another mechanical example.
* ''Anime/PanzerWorldGalient'': In the third OVA shows up Jashin-Hei, an HumongousMecha with half-snake part.
* ''Manga/DailyLifeWithMonsterGirl'' is an {{Ecchi}}/[[HaremGenre Harem]] manga in which the main character has to be a host towards a [[CuteMonsterGirl female Lamia]] who constantly makes advances on him.
** Early on, it hits him that she's pretty much half-human, half-''anaconda''; if she ever completely lost control of herself, she could easily crush him in her coils like an empty soda can.
* In ''Manga/{{Amatsuki}}'' the demon Byakuroku usually appears as half beautiful man and half white snake.
* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', when Cyan Sung-Sun activates her [[OneWingedAngel Resurrección]], her lower body becomes that of a snake's, making her look like a lamia. She can also conjure up snakes to attack with.
* ''Manga/FairyTail'' has Kinana, a girl who was unwillingly turned into a giant snake and given the name Cubellios. Eventually she's turned back into a normal human, though she later started learning [[VoluntaryShapeshifter transformation magic]].
** The guild Lamia Scale has, as the name implies, this creature as their mascot, though their members are humans and not Lamias.
* The Antarcticans from ''Manga/ACentaursLife'' are called 'Serpentines' because of their snake-like appearances, but they are not reptiles. Biologically they're related more to birds than snakes. While all shown characters are females produced by the queen, unlike most examples they are essentially huge big-headed snakes with humanoid limbs and no trace whatsoever of human faces or breasts. Some have both arms and legs, some are huge with four arms and slither around. Antarcticans are up to all kinds of things behind the scenes, but the member of the main cast, Sasasul, is a very nice and timid girl.

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* In ''{{Manga/Claymore}}'', Ophelia's Awakened form looks like The title protagonist of ''Manga/VampirePrincessMiyu'' fights against a terrifying snake woman in one of these, only she has what are like gigantic blades coming out of her human-looking back.
* In ''{{Manga/Naruto}}'', Orochimaru, [[spoiler:and later Kabuto as well.]]
* ''{{Franchise/Gundam}}''
** In ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam'', India's [[http://www.mahq.net/mecha/gundam/g/gf13-030nin.htm Cobra Gundam]] takes this form normally;
the pilot can separate the upper portion into a standard humanoid mecha while the tail portion is controlled by his pet snake.
** ''Anime/SDGundamForce''[='s=] take on the Scorpio from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'' (which appears exclusively in the UsefulNotes/Playstation2 game) is another mechanical example.
* ''Anime/PanzerWorldGalient'': In the third OVA shows up Jashin-Hei, an HumongousMecha with half-snake part.
* ''Manga/DailyLifeWithMonsterGirl'' is an {{Ecchi}}/[[HaremGenre Harem]] manga in which the main character has to be a host towards a [[CuteMonsterGirl female Lamia]] who constantly makes advances on him.
** Early on, it hits him that she's pretty much half-human, half-''anaconda''; if she ever completely lost control of herself, she could easily crush him in her coils like an empty soda can.
* In ''Manga/{{Amatsuki}}'' the demon Byakuroku usually appears as half beautiful man and half white snake.
* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', when Cyan Sung-Sun activates her [[OneWingedAngel Resurrección]], her lower body becomes that of a snake's, making her look like a lamia. She can also conjure up snakes to attack with.
* ''Manga/FairyTail'' has Kinana, a girl who was unwillingly turned into a giant snake and given the name Cubellios. Eventually she's turned back into a normal human, though she later started learning [[VoluntaryShapeshifter transformation magic]].
** The guild Lamia Scale has, as the name implies, this creature as their mascot, though their members are humans and not Lamias.
* The Antarcticans from ''Manga/ACentaursLife'' are called 'Serpentines' because of their snake-like appearances, but they are not reptiles. Biologically they're related more to birds than snakes. While all shown characters are females produced by the queen, unlike most examples they are essentially huge big-headed snakes with humanoid limbs and no trace whatsoever of human faces or breasts. Some have both arms and legs, some are huge with four arms and slither around. Antarcticans are up to all kinds of things behind the scenes, but the member
episodes of the main cast, Sasasul, is a very nice and timid girl.TV series.



* In ''Main/OnePiece'', the Gorgon Sisters are actually human; however, Marigold and Sandersonia can transform themselves into snake-like humanoids, having been force fed the King Cobra and Anaconda Zoan-class Hebi Hebi no Mi Devil Fruits as children.



* ''{{ComicBook/Hellboy}}'''s Hecate turns into one.

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* ''{{ComicBook/Hellboy}}'''s ''ComicBook/{{Hellboy}}'''s Hecate turns into one.



* The Viper (Madame Hydra), a regular foe of ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, launched a hostile takeover of the Serpent Society so she could use them to carry out a plot against Washington, D.C.: to poison the population and turn them all into Snake People. Slither was her right-hand man for the operation.

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* The Viper (Madame Hydra), (ComicBook/MadameHydra), a regular foe of ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, launched a hostile takeover of the Serpent Society so she could use them to carry out a plot against Washington, D.C.: to poison the population and turn them all into Snake People. Slither was her right-hand man for the operation.



* Detective Comics #514-517 features a villain named Lady Viper who is a naga.

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* ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'':
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Detective Comics #514-517 features a villain named Lady Viper who is a naga.
15th Jun '17 11:45:50 PM Pfff133
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28th May '17 12:57:37 AM TheCuza
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* ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'' has the snakemen in Sen's Fortress. Unlike most other examples listed here, though, these snakemen have humanoid bodies but with a snake head atop a long neck. The snake-women have cobra hoods and four arms as well. It's not clear where they came from, but since a few of them also show up in the Duke's Archives, they're popularly believed to be a result of Seath's insane experiments.
* ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsII'' includes the boss "Mytha, the Baneful Queen", a naga [[HeadlessHorseman carrying its detached head]] that resides in Earthen Peak, a Sen's-Fortress-esque tower. She holds it in her hand and uses it to [[DetachmentCombat fire magic at you while also stabbing you with her spear]], and can also [[TailSlap slap you with her tail]] or grab you, wrap you in her tail and crush you. [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill In a pool of]] [[UniversalPoison poison.]]
* ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsIII'' has snakemen similar to but not quite the same as the ones in the first game that populate Archdragon Peak. Since ''Dark Souls'' mythology indicates that serpents are "incomplete" dragons, it's believed they may be dragon-worshippers who tried to turn themselves into dragons and failed. Supporting this is the fact that they are capable of breathing fire.

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* ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'' ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'':
** The first game
has the snakemen in Sen's Fortress. Unlike most other examples listed here, though, these snakemen have humanoid bodies but with a snake head atop a long neck. The snake-women snakewomen have cobra hoods and four arms as well. It's not clear where they came from, but since a few of them also show up in the Duke's Archives, they're popularly believed to be a result of Seath's insane experiments.
* ** ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsII'' includes has the boss "Mytha, Mytha, the Baneful Queen", Queen, who had an unrequited love for the Old Iron King and tried to become more beautiful by poisoning herself. This ended up having the opposite effect and turned her into a naga. [[OurMonstersAreWeird A headless naga [[HeadlessHorseman carrying its detached head]] that resides in Earthen Peak, a Sen's-Fortress-esque tower. She holds it in who carries her hand own severed head around by the hair and uses it to [[DetachmentCombat fire magic at you while as both a sorcery catalyst and a sorcery]] ''[[OurMonstersAreWeird grenade]]''. She is also stabbing healed by poison, and her entire boss room is covered in poison sludge unless you with her spear]], and can also [[TailSlap slap you with her tail]] or grab you, wrap you in her tail and crush you. [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill In a pool of]] [[UniversalPoison poison.]]
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''VideoGame/DarkSoulsIII'' has snakemen similar to but not quite the same as the ones in the first game that populate Archdragon Peak. Since ''Dark Souls'' mythology indicates that serpents are "incomplete" dragons, it's believed they may be dragon-worshippers who tried to turn themselves into dragons and failed. Supporting this is the fact that they are capable of breathing fire.
28th Apr '17 12:24:20 PM BeerBaron
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* Some mentions of the Tsaesci describe them as this in ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''. However, thus far they have not appeared in the games, only in the lore (due to living on a different continent).

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* Some mentions of ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' has the Tsaesci describe them as this in ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''. Tsaesci, supposedly a race of "Snake Vampires" complete with serpentine lower bodies, native to [[{{Wutai}} Akavir]], a continent far to the east of Tamriel. However, thus far other sources indicate that they have not appeared in the games, only in the lore (due to living on are are a race of Men little different continent).than those in Tamriel. We [[MultipleChoicePast likely won't know for sure]] until they [[TheUnseen make an appearance in-game]].
2nd Apr '17 11:50:38 AM nombretomado
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** Naga occur frequently in the ''{{Mahabharata}}''. Even though the text proclaims them to be the "persecutors of all creatures" and they are powerful, poisonous creatures, the naga we see in the story vary between good and evil.

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** Naga occur frequently in the ''{{Mahabharata}}''.''Literature/{{Mahabharata}}''. Even though the text proclaims them to be the "persecutors of all creatures" and they are powerful, poisonous creatures, the naga we see in the story vary between good and evil.
28th Feb '17 11:59:54 AM LegitimateIdiot
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* The skeleton mooks working for the BigBad in''WesternAnimation/{{Ninjago}}'' were phased out in favor of the Serpentine in the first season, [[CaptainObvious which the name tells you everything you need to know]]. There are five tribes, each with a unique power: the Hypnobrai can hypnotise others, the Constrictai can strangle their foes, the Venomari can spit hallucination-inducing venom, the Fangpyre can turn people and vehicles into snakes, and the Anacondrai are the most powerful and dangerous out of all of them.

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* The skeleton mooks working for the BigBad in''WesternAnimation/{{Ninjago}}'' in ''WesternAnimation/{{Ninjago}}'' were phased out in favor of the Serpentine in the first season, [[CaptainObvious which the name tells you everything you need to know]]. There are five tribes, each with a unique power: the Hypnobrai can hypnotise others, the Constrictai can strangle their foes, the Venomari can spit hallucination-inducing venom, the Fangpyre can turn people and vehicles into snakes, and the Anacondrai are the most powerful and dangerous out of all of them.



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