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[[caption-width-right:340:Note: the bear speaks perfect English.]]

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

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. And sssssometimesssss even [[SmugSnake Sssssmug Sssssnakesssss]].

Ssssee alsso FangThpeak, {{Vampire Vords}}ss, and {{Trrrilling Rrrs}}ss.

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

Subtropical of AnimalSpeciesAccent.



[[folder: Comic Bookssss]]
* ''Comicbook/JudgeDredd'': All of the Dark Judges talk with a noticeable hiss after their transformation to undead. "The crime issss life, the ssssentence issss death!"
* Creator/MarvelComics has [[FishPeople Manphibian]] as well as ''Franchise/SpiderMan'' 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.
* ComicStrip/TwistedToyfareTheatre's version of Cobra Commander talks like this, as a TakeThat to the characters portrayal in the second half of ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeTheMovie''.
* [[Franchise/TheDCU DC Comics]] snake cult/terrorist organization Kobra requires this as a stage of initiation for all their converts. This is noted in ''Comicbook/IdentityCrisis'', when Green Arrow takes Wonder Woman to interrogate [[Comicbook/SuicideSquad Slipknot]], who was suspected of attempting to kill Jean Loring, and who became a Kobra convert in prison. He starts talking like this, and Green Arrow tells him to drop the "fake hiss".
* The lizards and reptiles in the ''VideoGame/StarFox'' ''Magazine/NintendoPower'' comic book all speak like this.
* Reptile spoke like this in the ''[[Comicbook/MalibuComicsMortalKombat Mortal Kombat II]]'' comics. This style would later be used in his ''VideoGame/MortalKombat4'' ending (see Video Games section).
* The ''ComicBook/{{Madballs}}'' comic book published by Creator/MarvelComics subsidiary Star Comics depicted Snake Bait as pronouncing his S's with a hiss because of the Madballs' reptilian nature.

[[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 sssnaketalk.
* 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 WessternAnimation/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.
* The Tayhil speak this way in ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone''. So does George, when [[VoluntaryShapeshifting he becomes a Tayhil Leader.]]
* The ''{{WesternAnimation/Rango}}'' fic ''Fanfic/OldWest'' has several snakes as prominent characters, including the canonical Rattlesnake Jake, but they all avert this trope by speaking like the other Western characters. However, Grace Glossy does refer to [[Disney/TheJungleBook Kaa]] -- or more accurately, [[Film/TheJungleBook2016 the female Kaa]] who's voiced by the author's choice for Grace's notional voice actress, Creator/ScarlettJohansson -- by asking Jake to "trusssssst in her".


[[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 [[TrrrillingRrrs draw out its first syllable]].
* Orochimaru of ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' does this occasionally in the manga. Given [[{{Orochi}} the inspiration for his character]], it fits. It doesn't seem to happen as often in the [[Creator/{{Kujira}} Japanese]] or [[Creator/SteveBlum English]] TV series; instead, the voice actors compensate by making his voice very raspy and feminine-sounding.
* 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 Franchise/{{Disney|AnimatedCanon}} examples:
** Kaa, in ''Disney/TheJungleBook'', particularly during the song "Trust in Me".
** Sir Hiss, in ''Disney/RobinHood''.
** Jafar in giant cobra form at the end of ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}''.
** The eels Flotsam and Jetsam from ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' talk like this. Eels aren't snakes, but they look very snakelike.
** Scar in ''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 ''Franchise/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 ''Literature/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone'' does this even when [[TranslationConvention translated into English]].
* Used believably in the ''Literature/{{Destroyermen}}'' series. Though they have their own language, the Grik [[AliensSpeakingEnglish use written and spoken English]] as the “scientific tongue,” thanks to the capture of a British East India Company ship that came to the [=altEarth=] in the 1700s. Other Grik-like peoples, such as the Tagranesi and Khonashi tribes who ally with the Lemurians and the US Navy, also start learning English. However, as they are all reptiles descended from Cretaceous-Period raptors, they are unable to pronounce any letter whose sound requires lips, and sometimes try to substitute with “F” or “S”. Other times, they will use grammatically-incorrect-but-pronounceable word substitutions, like “I” for “me” or “us” for “we.”
* ''{{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/TheElvenbane'': 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, ''Literature/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 Creator/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 Creator/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 ''Literature/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 Creator/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/StarWarsLegends'', a [[LizardFolk Barabel]], 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 Creator/HarryTurtledove's ''Literature/WorldWar'' books with the Race, the reptilian conquerors to arrive to Earth in the middle of UsefulNotes/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.
* Unlike most of the nonhuman sentient races in the ''Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar'' series, which speak using {{telepathy}}, the [[OurGryphonsAreDifferent gryphons]] can speak aloud, but are prone to both sssnaketalk and TrrrillingRrrs. A few gryphon characters can overcome these habits with practice, but still tend to slip back into hissing when stressed.
* Tapio Haltija of ''Literature/TheTraitorSonCycle'' speaks like this, even though he has nothing to do with reptiles or reptile-like creatures.
* Naga speak this way in ''[[Litearture/TheDarkProfitSaga Orconomics]]''. Gorm meets a Naga barkeep named Angusss. When he speaks his name, the barkeep corrects him that it's pronounced "Anguss", adding that "the middle 's' is silent." As expected, he tends to hiss his "s"'s.
* Apophis, the serpent-god of primal chaos is given this attribute in the graphic novel versions of ''Literature/TheKaneChronicles''.
* In Paula Volsky's ''The Luck of Relian Kru,'' there are two magically-created metal snakes who hiss, and hiss their "s"'s.

[[folder: Live Action Television Showssss]]
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** The reptilian Ice Warriors, but only in Earth's atmosphere; 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 has a notably deep and gravely voice, but whose speech patterns do not have an emphasized sibilance, although their breathing is 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."
* [[BigBad Alastair]] of ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' has this way of speaking occasionally, most notably with the line "Think I'll take my chancesss."

* The character of Hissing Sid in the "Captain Beaky" songs written by Jeremy 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'' 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!"
* ''VideoGame/BanjoKazooie'':
** Klungo is not reptilian or snake-like, but still ssspeaks thisss way. 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."
** There's also Ssslumber the giant snake (pictured above) from the sequel ''Banjo-Tooie'', who fits the criteria better.
* 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 ''Website/{{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.
* ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'':
** 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''.
* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series, [[LizardFolk Argonians]], particularly males, have elements of this when they speak. The ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIDaggerfall Daggerfall]]'' [[InGamenovel in-game book series]] ''[[http://www.imperial-library.info/dfbooks/b100_complete_edward.shtml King Edward]]'' even describes the Argonian healer of the story as "a strange looking lizard-like man, who spoke with such a hissing accent that Edward couldn't understand him at all" ("I cannn fixxxx thissss, it'ssss cleeean"). Over the course of the series, this has become more and more Downplayed, however. By ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'', Argonians speak at most with a long, raspy, reptilian drawl, but tone down the hissing. ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' removes it almost entirely with the exception of a hissing taunt during combat.
* Some of the ''VideoGame/EverQuest'' Iksar and lizardmen have a few extra S's. Some don't, however. 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 ''VideoGame/{{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, in ''VideoGame/MortalKombat4''. When we hear him speak in ''VideoGame/MortalKombatArmageddon'' annd ''VideoGame/MortalKombatX'', 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/HalfLife'' sseries tends to draw out his speech in this fashion, Mister Freeman. Most of his speech tends to be AcCENTUponTheWrongSylLAble rather than just drawing it out, giving the impression that English is not just his second language, but speaking is his 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.
* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'':
** [[SnakePeople Nagas]] do this sometimes, and one mob is actually called Ssslith. That's not a spelling mistake: his name contains three esses.
** The Priests of Hakkar are infamous for this. [[ScaledUp High Priest Venoxis]] in Zul'Gurub talks entirely like this, even when in his normal, Troll form.
** The High Prophet of Sseratus, named Slad'ran, in Gundrak. His room is a snake pit.
* 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 UsefulNotes/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. A meme goes, [[MemeticMutation "Thatsssssssss a very nice example you've got there.]] It'd be a [[ShameIfSomethingHappened 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.
* Though they are PlantAliens instead of reptiles, the Florans in ''VideoGame/{{Starbound}}'' talk like this, especially when talking about ssstabbing. This includes the [[OnlySaneMan otherwise sane]] [[EmperorScientist greenfingers]]; only [[MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch Nuru]] avoids it, aside from the odd relapse.
* Trowzer in ''VideoGame/YookaLaylee'' though he is actually a snake.
* Gul'dan in World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor and Legion has a snake like voice, he employs it when he wants to be more taunting and sadistic than usual.
** "The Legion cannot be sssstopped."
* For some reason, Creator/HPLOvecraft talks like this in ''VideoGame/OhSirTheInsultSimulator'' in some words.

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* ''WebAnimation/DSBTInsaniT'': Snakes speech is persistently stacked with 'S'es as a result of having this speech pattern.

* The Lizardmen from ''Webcomic/BrunoTheBandit''.
* The Ghouls from ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' do 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.
* 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'', Y.T. the lamia 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 ''Webcomic/PoorlyDrawnLines''.
* ''Webcomic/ChampionsOfFaraus'': Serpentus the sea serpent talks like this.

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* Played for laughs in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/AngelaAnaconda'', where the title 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''. This is, of course, an indirect example, being an obvious parody of Gollum (who himself is listed a couple sections up).
-->'''Mac:''' It burn usss! IT BURN USSS!
* Madame Snake in ''WesternAnimation/TeamoSupremo''.
* King Hiss and his loyal race of Snake Men in ''Franchise/MastersOfTheUniverse''. Notably, this is part of Sssqueeze's ''name'', though in the DC series that started in 2012 non-Snake Men call him "Squeeze".
* Cobra Commander on ''Franchise/GIJoe''. Particularly in ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeTheMovie'', where he "[[WasOnceAMan wass onsse a man...]]"
* Parodied in ''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/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries''.
* Waspinator in ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}: WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' does a variation of this trope, rendering his "s" sounds into buzz-like elongated "z's". Being also prone to HulkSpeak, he buzzes his own name in nearly all of his lines.
-->'''Waspinator:''' Wazzzpinator not want to die! Wazzzpinator hazz planzzzz!
* Slithe from ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats1985'' (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 slaps him]] he wises up and corrects himself: "I meansss 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.
* The snake from the ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog'' episode "Watch the Birdies" spoke this way.
* On ''WesternAnimation/ChopSockyChooks'', the villain Kobra gains a snake-like way of speaking after being bitten by a snake. And in one episode, he brainwashes the people of Wasabi World by hypnotism. They all repeat what he said, complete with lisp, until he tells them to stop it.
* Snake Man in ''WesternAnimation/MegaMan''; it's apparently ''programmed in'', as 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 ''WesternAnimation/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]].
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': The chimera's snake head speaks this way 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".
* Ushari the Egyptian cobra from ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard'' speaks this way.
* One of the Flame King's would-be assassins talks like this in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime''. Finn and Jake confront a chef when they hear him hissing the same way, only to discover he wasn't - an actual snake that had fallen on Jake's head was making the noise.
->Thisssssss issssssssssss [[TheStinger a Sssssssssstinger]].