Hypnotic Reptile YKTTW Discussion
A reptile or amphibian that can hypnotise people.
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Trope:Reptiles Are Abhorrent. Everyone knows this. What's a way to make them even more so? By giving them Mind Control powers! A common subtrope of The Hypnotoad.
- Dungeons & Dragons. The Necrophidus is a golem-like monster that looks like the skeleton of a giant snake, with a fanged human skull as its head. It can perform the Dance of Death, which will cause anyone looking at it to be hypnotised.
- Vampire: The Masquerade: Hypnosis is one of the possible uses of the Serpentis discipline, which belongs to the Setite clan, a snake-themed vampire sect.
- The Jungle Book, Kaa. In fact, Genre Savvy Bagheera is careful to keep one eye closed when talking to him.
- Futurama's Hypnotoad, the Trope Namer for The Hypnotoad, is Exactly What It Says on the Tin. For example, ALL GLORY TO THE HYPNOTOAD!
- Robin Hood: Sir Hiss also did this briefly.
- Aladdin: Jaffar has a staff in the shape of a snake which he uses to hypnotize people, invoking this trope.