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->''"A [[InsultBackfire snake]], am I? Perhaps you'd like to see how ssssnake-like I can BE!"''
-->-- '''Jafar''', ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}''

->For that, o best beloved, is how bi-coloured python rock snakes ''always'' talk.
-->-- ''[[Literature/JustSoStories The Elephant'ssss Child]]'', '''Creator/RudyardKipling'''

Thissss iss a [[SelfDemonstratingArticle Ssssself Demonssssstrating Article]].

Ssnaketalk iss the tendenccy of any ssnake or [[SnakePeople ssnake-like creature/persson]] to sspeak sso that any ssibilant ssound becomess "ss", pressumably to imitate a ssnake hisssing.

Ssometimess appliess sssso broadly it affectsss any reptilian creature - even when it doessn't make any sssenssssse. Asss much asss a talking reptile can make sssenssssse anyway, even if every other TalkingAnimal isss perfectly capable of talking.

You sssee, reptilesss ''do'' communicate with one another, but it tendss to be largely visssual; dissssplaying boldly colored frillsss or cresstss and sssuch. Sseveral sspeciessss don't even ''have'' vocal cordss and have rather poor sssenssess of hearing. It'sss really only sssenssible to the writersss, sssinccce [[ReptilesAreAbhorrent they think sssscaly creaturess are grosssss]], ssso they mussst ssssound sssscary.

{{Black S|peech}}ssspeech takess thiss a ssstep further, and consssstructs a whole language out of it, albeit far lesssss pleasssing to the ear.

Often employed by LizardFolk, [[SnakePeople Ssssnake People]], and {{The Reptilians}}sss.

Ssee also FangThpeak, {{Vampire Vords}}ss.

If you are wondering, there are five letter "essssessss" in thissss article'ssss title.



[[folder: Comic Bookssss]]
* ''Comicbook/JudgeDredd'': The crime issss life, the ssssentence issss death!
* Franchise/{{Spider-Man}} villains the Lizard, Comicbook/{{Venom}}, and Stegron.
* Sssssssubverted by King Tyrant Lizard in ''Comicbook/{{Empowered}}'', who has a prominent lisp and simply cannot properly make "s" sounds, a fact that he is very sensitive about.
* TwistedToyfareTheatre's version of Cobra Commander talks like this, as a TakeThat to the characters portrayal in the second half of ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeTheMovie'' (the '80s cartoon movie, natch).
* [[Franchise/TheDCU DC Comics]] snake cult/terrorist organization Kobra requires this as a stage of initiation for all their convert.
* The lizards and reptiles in the ''VideoGame/StarFox'' ''Magazine/NintendoPower'' comic book all speak like this.
* This style of speaking, as employed by Reptile in ''VideoGame/MortalKombat4'', originated in the ''MKII'' comics.

[[folder: Fan Ficssss]]
* Averted and lampshaded in the ''FanFic/UndocumentedFeatures'' story ''Twilight'' ([[Literature/{{Twilight}} no relation]]), where Jormungand's speech is "perfectly atypical for the world's largest snake to have", because it doesn't use ssnakeTalk.
* Averted in Fanfic/TaleOfSolaron where the titular SnakePerson is quite well spoken, though he often hisses when angry.
* Esmé in ''FanFic/PawnToQueen'', to an incredibly {{Narm}}y degree, especially with the fic otherwise being a DarkerAndEdgier angstfest.
* In ''FanFic/ThoseLackingSpines'', Saïx's {{Seme}} Secks talks like this. ItMakesSenseInContext. Well, kind of.
* Has been seen in quite a few ''Literature/HarryPotter'' fics whenever Voldemort says anything. Despite the fact that he doesn't talk like that in the books.
* In Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality, whenever Harry or Quirrel talk in parseltongue, an extra s gets added, and the writing style changes a little, to suggest that parseltongue lacks some words for human concepts.
* In WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''[=/=]''Anime/{{Pokemon}} ''Fanfic/APonyOutOfPlace'' Flare had to face an Titanoboa to protect Miss Cheerilee, her Class, Spike, and eventually Twilight.
* ''FanFic/MegaManRecut'' deconstructs this in "Bot Transfer." This makes it difficult for anyone to understand Mega Man while in Snake Man’s body – or Snake Man himself.
* The giant serpent Sørmur dï Mitgaeard in the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfic ''Fanfic/RomanceAndTheFateOfEquestria''.
** In the prequel ''Legend of the Goddesses'', a fellow serpent chastises her for it, and there's a StopBeingStereotypical vibe there; no other serpents in the story talk like that.

[[folder: Japanesssse Comicssss and Cartoonssss]]
* Rokudo Mukuro from ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'' tends to do this.
* The Anime/{{Pokemon}} Ekans and Seviper, in PokemonSpeak. Ekans' evolution Arbok also tends to draw out its first syllable.
* Orochimaru of ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' does this occasionally in the manga. Given [[{{Orochi}} the inspiration for his character]], it fits. Oddly enough, it doesn't seem to happen in the TV series.
** Largely because his voice is already so creepy that he doesn't need it.
* Kaoru Kaidou from ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis''. [[BerserkButton But don't call him out on it.]]
-->'''Kaidoh''': Fssssssshhhhhhhhuuuuuuuu...

[[folder: Motion Picturessss - Animated]]
* The Other Mother in ''WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}}''.
* Plenty of {{Disney|AnimatedCanon}} examples:
** Kaa, in the Disney animated version of ''Disney/TheJungleBook'', particularly during the song "Trust in Me".
** Sir Hiss, in the Disney version of ''Disney/RobinHood''.
** Jafar in giant cobra form at the end of Disney's ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}''.
** The eels Flotsam and Jetsam from Disney's ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' talk like this. Eels aren't snakes, but they look very snakelike.
** Scar in Disney's ''Disney/TheLionKing'' talks like this at times. Yes, despite being a lion.
** Joanna from ''[[Disney/TheRescuers The Rescuers Down Under]]'', although she is actually a lizard, but a reptile nonetheless.
* The cobras in ''RikkiTikiTavi''.
* Completely averted in ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'', with Viper being voiced by the lovely Creator/LucyLiu.
* The Spirit from the ''Franchise/CareBears'' movie tends to speak like this on occasion, most notably in her first line.
-->'''The Spirit:''' Nicholassssss...
* The Fat Dog-on-a-Skateboard from ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerryTheMovie''.
* Averted in ''{{WesternAnimation/Rango}}'' with [[KnightofCerebus Rattlesnake Jake]], voiced by talented British actor Creator/BillNighy.

[[folder: Motion Picturessss - Live Action]]
* ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'': Gollum. "Sssneakinggg, my preccciousss, yesss..."
* The Snake in the musical version of ''The Little Prince''.
* In ''Film/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone'', the snake says "Thankss." In [[Film/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets the next film]], Parseltongue is represented as an untranslated language; we don't hear it in English like in the first film. However, it still has plenty of drawn-out "s"es. To wit:
---> '''Harry:''' ssiah sieth.
* Agent Smith from ''Film/TheMatrix'' series tends to drag out the end of a lot of his words, but the s sounds are the most noticeable.
* ''Film/TheProducers'': Carmen Ghia goes [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BL3OOnPfgoY&feature=related Yesssssssssssssssssssssssss?]] as he greets Max and Leo into his house.
** Also, the joke was done earlier in ''Film/BlazingSaddles'' with Creator/DomDeLuise playing Buddy Adler.
--> '''Buddy''': "Have you got it?!"
--> '''"French Mistake" Dancers''': Yessssssssss.
--> '''Buddy''': ''Sounds like steam escaping...''
* ''Film/TheMask'': "Sssssmokiiiinnnnnn'!"
* The Djinn in ''Film/{{Wishmaster}}'' tends to gradually [[OneWingedAngel drop his human act]]. The first stage consists of him starting to talk in a deep hissing voice with [[LipLock elongated stress]] on some syllables.
* Mr. Simms at the end of the horror anthology ''Film/TalesFromTheHood'': "[[spoiler:WelcomeToHell]], motherfuckerssss!"
* Some snake horror movies have this in their title. E.g. "Sssssnake Kobra" alias "Sssssss". Or "Hisss". (If googling, note that the number of "s" tendsssss to vary.)

[[folder: Bookssss]]
* Adder and Sinuous in ''WesternAnimation/TheAnimalsOfFarthingWood''.
%% * Arxinor in Literature/DragonsLexiconTriumvirate
* In ''Literature/HarryPotter'', this is [[IncrediblyLamePun part and parseltongue]] of speaking to snakes. The snake in ''Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone'' does this even when [[TranslationConvention translated into English]].
* ''{{Literature/Redwall}}'':
** Asmodeus, TheDragon from ''{{Redwall}}'' (or what looks like a literal dragon if you're a mouse), appears to [[VerbalTic punctuate everything]] with "Asmodeuss." (He also seems to vocalize his name while asleep, instead of snoring.)
** In fact, all snakes talk like this and even have names with lots of sibilants (Baliss, Harssacss, Sicariss...). The monitor lizardzzz from Pearls of Lutra use z instead.
* Lampshaded in the Creator/MercedesLackey[=/=]Creator/AndreNorton collaborative novel ''[[Literature/TheHalfbloodChronicles The Elvenbane]]'': Keman, a shapeshifting [[OurDragonsAreDifferent dragon]], has introduced himself to some other heroic characters while posing as a half-Elf. When he decides to reveal his true form (after quite some time), he breaks out in exaggerated sssssnaketalk.
* In the ''Literature/{{Larklight}}'' trilogy, Ssilissa, a "blue lizard creature," was originally named Millicent and mispronounced it consistently enough as a child that eventually everyone else gave up and just called her Ssilissa. That's right, not Millicent, not even Sillisa, but Ssilissa. She's got everyone else hissing, too. Then in the third book, [[spoiler: the rest of her species (the Snilth) turn up and we get names such as Zssthss, Alor, Ssoozzs and Thss. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d when the narrator comments that this sounds more like a gas leak than a name.]]
* Crowley of ''Literature/GoodOmens'' has "a tendency to hiss" whenever he forgot himself. This isn't very surprising, as he was [[Literature/TheBible the snake]].
* In the ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}'' novel trilogy, TheWarOfTheAncients, one of the [[OurDemonsAreDifferent demon commanders]], Hakkar the Houndmaster, exemplifies this. Though he isn't so reptillian as much as a flaming skull on a scaled body...
* In ''Literature/{{Animorphs}},'' the Taxxons have tongues so long they ''can't'' speak any language but their own, which is filled with "S's."
* In TanyaHuff's novel ''[[Literature/ConfederationOfValor Valor's Choice]]'', the reptilian race is heard this way by the protagonist ''even though their native language is being run through a UniversalTranslator.'' This is explained as the protagonist's translator being either old or broken and her needing a replacement. The rest of the Marines hear the Silsviss speaking normally. [[BellisariosMaxim Don't think about it too hard.]]
* Gollum in Creator/JRRTolkien's ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', my preciousss. Gollum is so fond of sibilants that he will use all nouns in the plural (regardless of actual number) and all verbs in s-form (regardless of whether the subject is third-person singular or not). He also avoids second person, using third person instead. Probably to get even more sibilants in. Tolkien once spotted an "error" in ''Literature/TheHobbit'' as printed, where Gollum said the correct "I like riddles" instead of "likes". As he said, "Not that Gollum would miss the chance of a sibilant!"
* The criminal Ssnake in PerryMoore's ''Literature/{{Hero}}''. [[spoiler:Is [[HandWave handwaved]] when Thom unwittingly makes out with Ssnake in his civilian identity (Simon Hess, ironically enough) at a gay bar. The hiss is stereotypically explained away as a lisp.]]
* Draca and Lorn in Anne Bishop's ''BlackJewels'' trilogy. To make matters even more ridiculous, they hiss when speaking using ''telepathy''.
* The dragon Calandor in Jacqueline Carey's ''Literature/{{Banewreaker}}''. But unlike the ''Black Jewels'' example, his telepathic voice doesn't hiss, only his actual speaking voice.
* The voles in PiersAnthony's ''Literature/{{Xanth}}'' series replace all their 's's with v's, leading to very confusing vpeech patternv. They, however, hear everybody else speaking snaketalk.
* Not Rose from ''Literature/TheBookOfLostThings'' speaks like this after undergoing GlamourFailure.
* Creator/RudyardKipling's ''The Elephant's Child'' (one of the ''Literature/JustSoStories'') has the bicoloured python rocksnake, who combines this with SesquipedalianLoquaciousness. In the audiotape version read by Jack Nicholson, this is spot-on.
* Leia's Jedi Master in the ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'' talks like thisssss.
* In the ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'' world, this is how Dracaenae (snake/dragon women monster thingies) talk.
* All the Fangsss in ''Literature/TheWingfeatherSaga'' ssslip in and out of Snake Talk.
* Mostly averted in HarryTurtledove's ''WorldWar'' books with the Race, the reptillian conquerors to arrive to Earth in the middle of WorldWarII. While their native language does involve a lot of hissing and coughing, the words printed in the books are written in normal language. It is mentioned, however, that they still hiss a lot when speaking human languages. Some of the lizard names are also supposed to be pronounced with a hiss, such as Ussmak.
* In another non-reptilian example, ratfolk of Pular Singe's line have trouble with hissing their sibilants when speaking Karentine (language of ''Literature/GarrettPI'''s home city). Sssssssssubverted in that it's merely mentioned as a racial accent/speech impediment, rather than sssspelled out in the text.
* Strangely enough, used in Jane Yolen's ''Heart's Blood'' series. Heart's Blood's offspring in the later books all have names with prominent hissing sssssyllables. [[FridgeLogic The dragons are telepathic and communicate mostly through projecting visuals, and grow up around humans who would typically give them noun-based names like their mother's]]...
%% * The Raven Mockers from ''Literature/TheHouseOfNight'' are prone to this.
* In ''Literature/WindAndSparks'' by Alexey Pehov in the English translation by Elinor Huntington the toad people Blazogs tend to "quack", replacing guttural sounds with "kv". Thus "game" becomes "kvame" and "can" becomes "kvan". Somehow, they manage to correctly pronounce their own names like Ktatak or Gbabak.
* The reptilian Tlassians from ''Literature/TheirsNotToReasonWhy'' sspeak like thiss.
* As their name might suggest, the snake-like Sssstamne from Literature/TheRogueKing hissssss out any sss sssound.
* ''Literature/JourneyToChaos'':
** Oito, the lizard demon, speaks like this, much to Eric's amazement.
-->'''Eric''': ''Huh...they really do talk like that.''
** A royal knight commander, who is also a lizard demon, has this affect. It must be hard to give orders.
* Parodied in ''Discworld/TheLightFantastic'', where one of the Octavo's spells is noted to be able to hiss a sentence that contains no sibilants.

[[folder: Live Action Television Showssss]]
* The reptilian Ice Warriors in ''Series/DoctorWho'', but only in earth atmospheres, they don't hiss in their own.
** Zephon from "The Daleks' Master Plan" has a distinctly sibilant hiss when he speaks. As does Celation.
* Mesogog in ''Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder''. He manages to do it with ''non-''sibilants, actually, making his speech a lot breathier than non-reptile characters. Many other snake or lizard based MonsterOfTheWeek characters do this as well, to varying degrees.
* Notably ssssssubverted by the Gorn in ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' and ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' where the reptilian species had a notably deep and gravely voice, but whose speech patterns did not have an emphasized sibilance, although their breathing was somewhat sibilant.
** Cardassian characters can get a little sibilant, especially if they're angry or keyed up, but it's unknown whether this is biological or more like an accent.
* In the ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' two-part episode "Self-Inflicted Wounds," the villain, Pathfinder Neeyala speaks like this- despite being more [[FishPeople piscine]] than reptilian.
* Rory Bremner's impression of the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams pulls heavily on that quirk of his voice 'Issn't it ssstriking, that God, in hisss wisssdom hasss chosssen asss hisss sssservant ssssomeone who ssssounds sssso ssssusssspiccccioussssly like a sssserpent.'

* The character of Hissing Sid in the "Captain Beaky" songs written by Jeremey Lloyd and Jim Parker and sung by Keith Michell. Sid (a snake) does not speak in the original, but he does in some of the sequels, and does so (as his name implies) with a distinct hiss.

* The Snake in Creator/SternPinball's ''Pinball/{{Metallica}}'' talks like this.
-->'''Snake:''' “That’ssss not niccce!”

* In the theater adaptation of the old Chinese legend ''White Snake'', both White Snake (Lady Bai) and Green Snake (Greeni) speak this way whenever they're turning back into snakes or particularly upset about something.

[[folder: Sssstage Musicalssss]]
* In ''Theatre/ChildrenOfEden'', a musical based on the book of Genesis, the Serpent's number, "In Pursuit of Excellence," is carefully designed around this trope.

[[folder: Tabletop Gamessss]]
* Tevesh Szat, from ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering''.
* In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'', the Skaven do this, but are hideous rat men instead of reptiles. Lizardmen do not conform to the trope.

[[folder: Video Gamessss]]
* The boss of Guffawha Ruins in ''[[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiSuperstarSaga Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga]]'' is not a snake, but a talking stone head who does this with "f" and "s" sounds.
* Mordak in ''VideoGame/KingsQuestVAbsenceMakesTheHeartGoYonder'' says "Sssssay goodbye, sssssswine!" Mind you, he is actually taking the form of a snake at this point.
** Also, Graham CAN talk to that [[MemeticMutation pOIsonous snake]] and it says "Sssssstay back!"
* Klungo from ''VideoGame/{{Banjo-Kazooie}}'' is not reptilian or snake-like, but still ssspeaks thisss way.
** There's also Ssslumber the giant snake (pictured above) from the sequel ''Banjo-Tooie'', who fits the criteria better.
** Klungo's ssnaketalk is later lampshaded in the third game, ''Nuts & Bolts'', when, upon Banjo and Kazooie completing one of his challenges perfectly, he ''spells out'' "perfection" as "p.e.r.f.e.c.h.sss.u.n."
* A group of semi-anthropomorphic snakes called, well, "The Snakes" from ''[[VideoGame/CityOfHeroes City of Villains]]'' uses this. Extensively.
** Indeed, they worship Sssstheno, and their racial name is the 'silur. Interestingly enough, they never hiss on C words, even when they should.
* The online virtual pet game ''Franchise/{{Neopets}}'''s NPC Sssidney. Even his ''name'' has ssnaketalk.
** And his species is a Nimmo, which is a lot closer to a frog than a snake.
* The Bangaa race in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsAdvance''. Thankfully they dropped this in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' and ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsA2''.
** In another ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' example, ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV DS'' has one of the Four Fiends Scarmiglionne using this trope. Though he's a bit inconsistent.
* The T'Rang from the ''VideoGame/{{Wizardry}}'' games speak like this, despite being insectoids.
* Sssssam the snake in ''[[VideoGame/{{Rayman 2}} Rayman 2: The Great Escape]]''.
* Komodo Joe in ''VideoGame/CrashTeamRacing''
* The Argonians from ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' universe use this trope, although it's less noticeable with the females. One of the [[InGameNovel stories]] in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIDaggerfall Daggerfall]]'', [[http://www.imperial-library.info/dfbooks/b100_complete_edward.shtml King Edward]], even describes the Argonian healer of the story as "a strange looking lizardlike man, who spoke with such a hissing accent that Edward couldn't understand him at all" ("I cannn fixxxx thissss, it'ssss cleeean"). A later installment in the series, ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'', is a little bit lighter with this trope, retaining the raspy, "lizardlike" drawl, but dialing down on the hissing. As of ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' none of the Argonians have this.
* Some of the ''VideoGame/EverQuest'' Iksar and lizardmen have a few extra S's. Some however don't. It's even more common in ''VideoGame/EverQuestII''.
* ''Spiderweb Software'' likes this one. In ''VideoGame/{{Exile}}'' and its [[VideoGameRemake remake]] ''VideoGame/{{Avernum}}'', [[LizardFolk sliths]] talk like this. So do the [[OurDragonsAreDifferent drayks (and drakons)]] in ''{{Geneforge}}''. However, the sliths and drayks that spend most of their time dealing with people lose the speech pattern.
* ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' with Reptile of course when the story got a little more vocal.
** This only appears in ''VideoGame/MortalKombat4'', however. When we hear him speak in ''VideoGame/MortalKombatArmageddon'', he doesn't have this.
* Theron-class Locust in ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar'' speak with a whispery, hissing voice and have a tendency to elongate their S's ("Sssapient wasste!").
* The enigmatic G-Man from the ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life}}'' sseries tends to draw out his speech in this fashion, Mister Freeman.
** Of course, most of his speech tends to be AcCENTUponTheWrongSylLAble rather than just drawing it out. Not just english as a second language, more like speaking as a second means of communication.
* The mushroom like Lk from ''VideoGame/StarControl 3''. "Greetingsss, fellow sssentient. I am the massster inheritor." [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBJUnSosFJk&feature=PlayList&p=B3C721669BDBBB3F&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=42 Click this link to watch it]].
* Ignus of ''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment''. It's nothing to do with snakes in his case, though; he is [[IncendiaryExponent perpetually on fire]], and his voice sounds like crackling flames as a result.
* The Sakkhra from ''Savage Empire'' are a race of lizard people, and they all do this; they also have names like Kysstaa and Ksssindra. The ones who aren't important to the plot hiss so much that they're almost completely unintelligible. Interestingly, the Sakkhra are a devolved form of a much older race, the Kotl; they were also lizard people, but the one Kotl you meet in the game doesn't hiss.
* Nagas in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' do this sometimes, and one mob is actually called Ssslith. That's not a spelling mistake: his name contains three esses.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout Tactics|BrotherhoodOfSteel}}'', hairy deathclaws speak this way. Yes, [[http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20091030012639/fallout/images/thumb/4/4f/FoT_Matriarch_MardinMap.png/200px-FoT_Matriarch_MardinMap.png they talk]].
* Reptile men and Serpent men (in previous versions, Lizardmen and Snakemen) in ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress''.
** This is determined by the [LISP] [[http://df.magmawiki.com/index.php/DF2010:Creature_token#L creature token]] in the raws, so if you want to, you can make everybody snake talking.
* The ''[[VideoGame/{{X}} X-Universe]]'' has the local [[LizardFolk reptiloid race]], the Teladi, talk like this. It's especially annoying since they are a race made exclusively of [[ProudMerchantRace profiteering maniacs]], and so have a tendency to put words like "profitssss" and "creditssss" where other races wouldn't. They will even hiss at the player if they're pissed off.
* Variant: ''VideoGame/DragonQuestIX'' has [[spoiler:Drak after eating the Fygg]], a giant taking '''l'''izard, who does this with the letter l instead of s.
* Most of the Kremlings in the GameBoyAdvance remakes of the ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'' trilogy.
* ''VideoGame/TrafficDepartment2192'' has the Selarian race, as represented by Lt. (j.g.) Koth.
* A non-snake example would be General Bertram of ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Fire Emblem: Path Of Radiance]]'' who elongates all of his s's and vowels until you start wondering if there's a snake rather than a man under that helmet.
* While not a snake, ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'' has creepers which hiss when about to explode. Although it's more like the sound of a lit bomb fuse. [[MemeticMutation "Thatsssssssss a very nice example you've got there. It'd be a ssssssshame if something happened to it."]]
* The [[TheReptilians Sakkra]] homeworld in ''VideoGame/MasterOfOrion'' is called Sssla. However, you won't see them hissing much in their speech to you during diplomatic meetings. This is likely due to the use of TranslatorMicrobes.
* [[TheMorlocks The Rats]] in ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'' all speak like this.

* The Lizardmen from ''Webcomic/BrunoTheBandit''.
* The Ghouls from ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' did a lot of "his"ing.
* [[LizardFolk Jade the Yuan-Ti]] in ''Webcomic/{{Darken}}'' subverts it, speaking perfectly normally... except when LoveableRogue Casper - who owes her a debt - has a [[AllJustADream nightmare]] about her.
* Sssspoofed in a ssseriess of comicssss on Website/FurAffinity with ssomeone'ss [[http://www.furaffinity.net/view/4803723 python character]].
* In Webcomic/{{Selkie}}, the titular character adds an "s" to many of her words, but it's not particularly exaggerated most of the time.
* Shannon in Webcomic/BloodyUrban, who has a forked tongue, hisses slightly when he says certain wordss.
* In ''Webcomic/RustyAndCo'', Yuan-Tiffany mixes this with a Texan accent.
* [[SnakePeople Francesca]] of ''Webcomic/TheHorrifyingExperimentsOfDrPleasant'' really letsss 'em fly when she'ssss been drinking.
* In ''Webcomic/PeterAndCompany'' Skin the snake replaces "s" with "th". Other characters, including [[PettingZooPeople anthropomorphic]] lizards, speak properly, but Skin is more of a FunnyAnimal or even TalkingAnimal. (He's actually a [[NotAMetaphor guardian angel]]/imaginary friend to a retarded lizard boy.)
* [[http://poorlydrawnlines.com/comic/sssnake/ Exaggerated and lampshaded]] in PoorlyDrawnLines.

[[folder: Wesssstern Animation]]
* Played for laughs in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/AngelaAnaconda'', where the titular character is playing Medusa in a play. The audience and teacher think it's hilarious, while [[RichBitch Nanette]] is annoyed right to hell by it.
* Mac does this on one of his [[GRatedDrug sugar rushes]] in ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends''.
--> "It burn usss! IT BURN USSS!"
** This is, of course, an indirect example, being an obvious parody of Gollum (who himself is listed a couple sections up)
* Madame Snake in ''WesternAnimation/TeamoSupremo''.
* King Hiss and his loyal race of Snake Men in ''WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse2002''.
* Cobra Commander on ''Franchise/GIJoe''. Particularly in ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeTheMovie'', where he "[[WasOnceAMan wass onsse a man...]]"
** [[WesternAnimation/RobotChicken Could you repeat that?]] [[http://robotchicken.wikia.com/wiki/Hissing_Noise I'm getting a hissing noise]].
* Camille Chameleon, a villain from ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'', is a shapeshifter who does this, which gives the hero a simple way to tell her from the person she's imitating - that is, unless he simply thinks they need some throat lozenges...
* The Lizard in ''WesternAnimation/{{Spider-Man The Animated Series}}''.
* Waspinator in ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}: WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' does a variation of this trope, rendering his "s" sounds into buzz-like elongated "z's".
* Slithe from ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats'' (whose name, in the comic books, proves to actually be "S-s-slithe") talks like this. Many of his lines end with "Yes" whether it makes sense to end the sentence that way or not, apparently just to add extra sibilants so he can do this, [[VerbalTic yeeeesss]]?
* In ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats2011'' Snaketalk is present with all the {{Lizard|Folk}}s, Slithe included, but comparatively [[DownplayedTrope underplayed]]. They generally stress their sibilants, but don't heavily prolong them.
* Repton, leader of the raptors from ''WesternAnimation/StormHawks''.
** None of his henchmen do, though, which is odd, seeing as they're apparently also his brothers.
* Snake of the Gangreen Gang in ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls''. He even at one point goes out of his way to say "yess" instead of "no", the correct answer to the question being asked. When Ace [[DopeSlap slapped him]] he wised up and said "I means no."
* Dr. Viper in ''WesternAnimation/SWATKats'', who was half kat/half lizard.
* The Cobra Queen on ''WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}}!'' occasionally slips into this trope but thankfully doesn't overuse it.
** It is also apparently Cave Guy's FetishFuel.
-->'''Cobra Queen:''' Tell me more about my eyessssssssss.
-->'''Cave Guy:''' I ''love'' the way you say eyes!
* The incredibly appropriately named Dr. Hiss in ''WesternAnimation/TheBOTSMaster'', who extends this to Z sounds (pronouncing them as if they were "S"es instead), as well.
** Oh, and Ziv Zoolander's Boyzz BOTS have a similar problem to Waspinator, noted above; They pronounce "S" sounds as "Z"s in every context.
* On ''WesternAnimation/ChopSockyChooks'', the villain Kobra gained a snake-like way of speaking after being bitten by a snake. And in one episode, he brainwashed the people of Wasabi World by hypnotism. They all repeated what he said, complete with lisp, until he told them to stop it.
* Snake Man in ''WesternAnimation/MegaMan''.
** And it's apparently ''programmed in''; when he switches bodies with Mega Man, he never drags out his S's, whilst Mega Man does.
* Cedric from ''WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}}'' is a mild example. He doesn't elongate his "s's" as much as many examples of this trope, but they're still more exaggerated than a normal person's, even when he's in human form.
* The tree cobra that bites Virjay in ''WesternAnimation/{{Sealab 2021}}'' announces, "I wasss onssse a maaan", presumably as a ShoutOut to the ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeTheMovie'' line quoted above.
* Adder and Sinuous from ''WesternAnimation/TheAnimalsOfFarthingWood''.
* Mr. Burns from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. "Exxxxxxxxxxxxcellent..."
* The Rattler on ''WesternAnimation/CoolMcCool''.
* One of the minor villians, [[IncrediblyLamePun Ssserpent]] on ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce''. Justified, as [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin he actually is a serpent-like alien.]]
* Rani Nagi from ''TheSecretSaturdays''.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Detentionaire}}'' had an episode where Lee was hallucinating that the Red Tazelwurm was talking to him, and this is how it spoke. Of course, it's not really accurate since he [[AllJustADream came up with the whole thing himself in his feverish state]]. [[OrWasItADream Probably]].
* The chimera's snake head speaks this way in ''MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' in the season 4 episode "Somepony to Watch Over Me"
* The Electroids from ''WesternAnimation/{{Mixels}}'' speak this way in a borderline example. They're electricity-based in nature, and their bodies naturally shock and convulse with electricity when they say s- and z- sounds, making them elongate them. They don't do it ''all'' the time, but it's noticeable when they do. It also should be noted that Teslo has a lizard-like design to him and Zaptor's name is a portmanteau of "zap" and "raptor".
Thisssssss issssssssssss [[TheStinger a Sssssssssstinger]].