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* ''ComicBook/{{Reyn}}'' has [[TheReptilians the Venn]] species, who all look like salamanders and just so happen to be responsible for enslaving and nearly driving humanity into extinction.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Reyn}}'' has [[TheReptilians [[LizardFolk the Venn]] species, who all look like salamanders and just so happen to be responsible for enslaving and nearly driving humanity into extinction.



* The ''Literature/{{Hoka}}'' series has two races of [[TheReptilians Reptilian Aliens]] that are presented as universally and unquestionably unpleasant.

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* The ''Literature/{{Hoka}}'' series has two races of [[TheReptilians [[LizardFolk Reptilian Aliens]] that are presented as universally and unquestionably unpleasant.



** The [[VideoGame/XCOMEnemyUnknown 2012 remake]] replaced the Snakemen with the "Thin Men", gene-engineered to look like humans on the surface though close-up inspection reveals snake eyes and other reptilian features. Their appearance recalls the Men in Black of UFO lore who threaten witnesses into silence, while also invoking the conspiracy theory claims of [[TheReptilians reptilian aliens that go around in human disguise (either as shapeshifters or with impressive fake human suits)]].

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** The [[VideoGame/XCOMEnemyUnknown 2012 remake]] replaced the Snakemen with the "Thin Men", gene-engineered to look like humans on the surface though close-up inspection reveals snake eyes and other reptilian features. Their appearance recalls the Men in Black of UFO lore who threaten witnesses into silence, while also invoking the conspiracy theory claims of [[TheReptilians [[ReptilianConspiracy reptilian aliens that go around in human disguise (either as shapeshifters or with impressive fake human suits)]].


Reptiles Are Abhorrent refers to the association between reptiles and villainy. This trope manifests itself in several basic ways. The simplest is to have reptiles that are consistently villainous. In [[AnimalTropes animal stories]], villains might be anthropomorphic versions of RealLife reptiles, while the heroes are cute mammals and birds.[[note]]We now know that [[ScienceMarchesOn birds are reptiles too]].[[/note]] In SpeculativeFiction, they might be fantastic beings such as LizardFolk, SnakePeople or [[TheReptilians Reptilian aliens]].

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Reptiles Are Abhorrent refers to the association between reptiles and villainy. This trope manifests itself in several basic ways. The simplest is to have reptiles that are consistently villainous. In [[AnimalTropes animal stories]], villains might be anthropomorphic versions of RealLife reptiles, while the heroes are cute mammals and birds.[[note]]We now know that [[ScienceMarchesOn birds are reptiles too]].[[/note]] In SpeculativeFiction, they might be fantastic beings such as LizardFolk, SnakePeople or [[TheReptilians Reptilian aliens]].
LizardFolk and SnakePeople.


* In [[Myth/MesopotamianMythology Sumerian myth]], the world is made from the body of the primordial dragon-goddess Tiamat after she is killed by her much more human-like divine children. Also, TheTrickster serpent steals the secret of eternal life from Gilgamesh.

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* In [[Myth/MesopotamianMythology Sumerian myth]], the world is made from the body of the primordial dragon-goddess Tiamat after she is killed by her much more human-like divine children. Also, TheTrickster the TricksterGod serpent steals the secret of eternal life from Gilgamesh.


* Cecil Turtle in ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow''. While his original incarnation was a KarmicTrickster who only antagonized Bugs Bunny as a result of the latter instigating their conflicts, this version is an AdaptationalJerkass. His first appearance has him switching off Bugs' cable for his own amusement and dialogue indicates that Bugs is not the first person he has done this to. His second appearance reveals that he scams money out of people by making them think they ran him him over and cracked his shell.

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* Cecil Turtle in ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow''. While his original incarnation was a KarmicTrickster who only antagonized Bugs Bunny as a result of the latter instigating their conflicts, this version is an AdaptationalJerkass. His first appearance has him switching off Bugs' cable for his own amusement and dialogue indicates that Bugs is not the first person he has done this to. His second appearance reveals that he scams money out of people by making them think they ran him him over and cracked his shell. He even went as far as trying to kill Bugs and Porky to stop them revealing this information.

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* Cecil Turtle in ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow''. While his original incarnation was a KarmicTrickster who only antagonized Bugs Bunny as a result of the latter instigating their conflicts, this version is an AdaptationalJerkass. His first appearance has him switching off Bugs' cable for his own amusement and dialogue indicates that Bugs is not the first person he has done this to. His second appearance reveals that he scams money out of people by making them think they ran him him over and cracked his shell.

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* ''Manga/GetterRobo'': The premier antagonist faction of the series is the Dinosaur Empire which is composed of dinosaurs who evolved to become intelligent humanoid-saurians but were forced to flee underground to escape from the cosmic radiation which would become known as the Getter Rays. The shame of having to live underground and forefiet the Earth's surface to a younger species of inferior primates has instilled a bitter feeling of resentment over the millenia, causing them to be motivated by a sense of racial superiority and a desire for righteous revenge against humanity and the Getter Rays.


Sometimes the trope in invoked in-universe. Characters may assume that reptiles are more likely to be evil, whether or not it's justified. In these cases you may have Reptiles Are Abhorrent crossed with FantasticRacism.

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Sometimes the trope in invoked in-universe. Characters may assume that reptiles are more likely to be evil, whether or not it's justified. In these cases you may have Reptiles Are Abhorrent crossed with FantasticRacism.
FantasticRacism (see AnimalStereotypes).


* [[ComicBook/JudgeDredd]] regularly came to blows with the Kleggs, a race of alien LizardFolk (with some crocodilian features, depending on the artist) who were among the most dangerous enemies of Mega-City One.

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* [[ComicBook/JudgeDredd]] ComicBook/JudgeDredd regularly came to blows with the Kleggs, a race of alien LizardFolk (with some crocodilian features, depending on the artist) who were among the most dangerous enemies of Mega-City One.

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* [[ComicBook/JudgeDredd]] regularly came to blows with the Kleggs, a race of alien LizardFolk (with some crocodilian features, depending on the artist) who were among the most dangerous enemies of Mega-City One.


** {{Averted}}, on the other hand, with Ash's Totodile and Krookodile, two rare examples of heroic crocodilians.

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** {{Averted}}, {{Averted|Trope}}, on the other hand, with Ash's Totodile and Krookodile, two rare examples of heroic crocodilians.



* ''Anime/BeastSaga'' is a prime example of this - based on a revival of the Battle Beasts toyline, almost all the villains are exclusively various reptiles, as well as fishes, save for one turncout mammal, who is naturally, a wolf.

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* ''Anime/BeastSaga'' is a prime example of this - based on a revival of the Battle Beasts toyline, almost all the villains are exclusively various reptiles, as well as fishes, save for one turncout turncoat mammal, who is naturally, a wolf.



* In [[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/diamondstoads/index.html "Diamonds and Toads,"]] a fairy punishes the wicked daughter so that toads and snakes fall out of her mouth with every word she speaks.

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* In [[http://www.[[https://web.archive.org/web/20021222120128/https://www.surlalunefairytales.com/diamondstoads/index.html "Diamonds and Toads,"]] a fairy punishes the wicked daughter so that toads and snakes fall out of her mouth with every word she speaks.



* In Creator/TheBrothersGrimm's [[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/authors/grimms/145ungratefulson.html "The Ungrateful Son,"]] a man hides a roast chicken from his aged father, but when he takes it out again, it's become a toad which hops on his head, never comes off, and has to be fed every day or else it eats him.
* A toad in a well causes it to dry up in [[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/books/slavonic/wratislaw/rightremains.html "Right Always Remains Right,"]] [[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/books/slavonic/wratislaw/3goldenhairs.html "The Three Golden Hairs of Grandfather Allknow."]] and [[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/authors/grimms/29devilgoldhairs.html "The Devil With the Three Golden Hairs."]]

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* In Creator/TheBrothersGrimm's [[http://www.[[https://web.archive.org/web/20060104230740/http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/authors/grimms/145ungratefulson.html "The Ungrateful Son,"]] a man hides a roast chicken from his aged father, but when he takes it out again, it's become a toad which hops on his head, never comes off, and has to be fed every day or else it eats him.
* A toad in a well causes it to dry up in [[http://www.[[https://web.archive.org/web/20171010082330/http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/books/slavonic/wratislaw/rightremains.html "Right Always Remains Right,"]] [[http://www.[[https://web.archive.org/web/20171010081212/http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/books/slavonic/wratislaw/3goldenhairs.html "The Three Golden Hairs of Grandfather Allknow."]] and [[http://www.[[https://web.archive.org/web/20060104231007/http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/authors/grimms/29devilgoldhairs.html "The Devil With the Three Golden Hairs."]]



* ''WesternAnimation/TheSwanPrincess'' had evil alligators, and a heroic turtle.



* In ''Literature/TheAdventuresOfCaterpillarJones'', E. Phil Snake tries to eat C.J. and Cat, and is the only evil character in the book.
* Subverted in the ''Literature/{{Hurog}}'' series. There is a {{basilisk|AndCockatrice}}, and watching how it eats a man (thrown at it by the villain) is an abhorrent experience for the protagonist. However, later on, [[spoiler: after the basilisk breaks free from the villain's enchantment,]] it is treated as just another dangerous animal, and a rare animal at that. The protagonists make an effort to get it to the equivalent of a zoo. (Where it will, presumably, be fed animals instead of sentient beings). It makes sense considering that the protagonist's title means "Guardian of Dragons" and basilisks are related to dragons, in about the way apes are related to humans; basilisks are not as sentient as dragons.
* Basilisks in ''Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus'' are abhorrent, ''and'' they destroyed Frank's bow!
* The Snake in ''Literature/TheLittlePrince'' could certainly qualify. He gets a VillainSong, "A Snake in the Grass," in the 1974 movie version.
* ''Literature/{{Redwall}}''. While the mammals are split between being good or evil, every single reptile and amphibian is a bad guy. In the first book, a snake is given a demon's name (which it likes to chant for some reason) and likened to a giant, intelligent, evil dragon/monster. In one of the later books, a desert-dwelling character [[FurryConfusion keeps a pet sand lizard]]; "Get 'em when they're young and they're good likkle critters." This was [[http://www.somethingawful.com/d/news/bargain-book-bin-3.php lampshaded hilariously]] by Something Awful, though it was in response more [[CarnivoreConfusion to the mustelids all being evil]].

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!!By Author
* In ''Literature/TheAdventuresOfCaterpillarJones'', E. Phil Snake tries to eat C.J. and Cat, and is the only evil Anytime a reptilian character shows up in one of Creator/TerryBrooks' books, you can expect raw evil (although [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Strabo]] of the Literature/MagicKingdomOfLandover is a noticeable exception). It's especially obvious with [[LizardFolk The Mwellrets]], who are the only species in the book.
* Subverted in
''Literature/{{Shannara}}'' universe that hasn't featured a heroic member. Indeed, one of them, [[TheDragon Cree Bega]], and his equally reptilian [[BigBad boss]], [[BrainFood The Morgawr]], are the ''Literature/{{Hurog}}'' series. There is a {{basilisk|AndCockatrice}}, and watching how it eats a man (thrown at it by worst characters in series.
* Creator/RobertEHoward's stories of King Kull include
the villain) is Serpent People, an abhorrent experience ancient, pre-human species that survived the extinction of the dinosaurs. They were evil, dying out, yet determined to retake the world for their species. Among their magical talents was the ability to cast a glamour that made them seem human to observers. The illusion was so good in one story that Kull himself doubted (for all of a minute) his own existence. After which he killed the imposter. Death broke the spell, revealing the truth.
** Howard would continue the tradition in his ''Literature/ConanTheBarbarian'' stories, which had the evil cult of Set, the Old Serpent, as a primary adversary
for the protagonist. However, later on, [[spoiler: after Cimmerian. In the basilisk breaks free from novel ''Literature/TheHourOfTheDragon'', the villain's enchantment,]] it is treated priests of Set keep giant snakes.
--->''The Cimmerian recoiled, remembering tales he had heard -- serpents were sacred to Set, god of Stygia, who men said was himself a serpent. Monsters such
as just another dangerous animal, this were kept in the temples of Set, and a rare animal at that. The protagonists make an effort when they hungered, were allowed to get it crawl forth into the streets to take what prey they wished. Their ghastly feasts were considered a sacrifice to the equivalent of a zoo. (Where it will, presumably, be fed animals instead of sentient beings). It makes sense considering that the protagonist's title means "Guardian of Dragons" and basilisks are related to dragons, in about the way apes are related to humans; basilisks are not as sentient as dragons.
* Basilisks in ''Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus'' are abhorrent, ''and'' they destroyed Frank's bow!
* The Snake in ''Literature/TheLittlePrince'' could certainly qualify. He gets a VillainSong, "A Snake in the Grass," in the 1974 movie version.
* ''Literature/{{Redwall}}''. While the mammals are split between being good or evil, every single reptile and amphibian is a bad guy. In the first book, a snake is given a demon's name (which it likes to chant for some reason) and likened to a giant, intelligent, evil dragon/monster. In one of the later books, a desert-dwelling character [[FurryConfusion keeps a pet sand lizard]]; "Get 'em when they're young and they're good likkle critters." This was [[http://www.somethingawful.com/d/news/bargain-book-bin-3.php lampshaded hilariously]] by Something Awful, though it was in response more [[CarnivoreConfusion to the mustelids all being evil]].
scaly god.''



* One of Literature/DoraWilkSeries' creepies and sickest villains is an Asper, a type of demon that can control snakes and other reptiles. He also has reptilian fangs with painful, snake-like poison which he doesn't shy away from using, not to mention that when he does TortureForFunAndInformation, it doesn't have the "Information" part in it.
* Creator/RaymondEFeist's novel ''[[Literature/TheRiftwarCycle A Darkness at Sethanon]]'' introduces the Panthathians, a race of snake-men who worship a race of evil {{Precursors}} that will [[SealedEvilInACan destroy the world if ever freed]]. Naturally they are attempting to do exactly that.

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* One In Creator/HPLovecraft's writing, reptiles are a frequent source of Literature/DoraWilkSeries' creepies horror, most notably in ''The Nameless City''.
* Creator/AndreNorton:
** Subverted in ''Literature/OperationTimeSearch'', when a young man from 20th Century America is flung back in time to the war between {{Atlantis}}
and sickest villains is an Asper, a type of demon that can control snakes Mu, and other reptiles. He also has reptilian fangs with painful, snake-like poison which is surprised, though he doesn't shy away from using, not say it aloud, to mention find that when he does TortureForFunAndInformation, it doesn't his Murian hosts revere snakes. A nine-headed serpent motif is often used in jewelry -- and the [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure Emperor's]] crown.
** In ''Literature/OrdealInOtherwhere'', Charis finds a madwoman at the post where she is taken, who is obsessed with the horrible "snakes". She certainly was driven mad by contact with the reptilian Wyverns, but whether her horror caused or was caused by the contact is never even touched on.
* Creator/HarryTurtledove's books
have [[LizardFolk The Race]], which initially seem to be this trope [[ExactlyWhatitSaysonTheTin perfectly personified]], along with [[LittleGreenMen many]] [[TheEmpire other]] [[AliensAreBastards tropes]] related to villainy, but later they're revealed as being simply arrogant but chivalric beings.

!!By Work
* In Creator/CliveBarker's ''Literature/{{Abarat}}'' series, despite
the "Information" part in it.
* Creator/RaymondEFeist's novel ''[[Literature/TheRiftwarCycle A Darkness at Sethanon]]'' introduces
archipelago of Abarat being home to a host of wildly different creatures, Finnegan Hob is out to kill all dragons, even young ones, because ''one'' of them killed his bride. All dragons appearing on-page are unsympathetic (and ugly), while Hob is depicted sympathetically, and none of the Panthathians, other characters have a problem with him wanting to commit genocide of a sentient species. This [[AlwaysChaoticEvil unnuanced portrayal of dragons]] is rare in modern fantasy.
* In ''Literature/TheAdventuresOfCaterpillarJones'', E. Phil Snake tries to eat C.J. and Cat, and is the only evil character in the book.
* Debora Chester's ''Literature/AlienChronicles'' series has the Viis, who resemble giant frilled lizards. They're a despotic
race of snake-men who worship a race of evil {{Precursors}} that will [[SealedEvilInACan destroy has enslaved various mammalian races, with the world if ever freed]]. Naturally they are attempting only other reptilian species being their allies instead. When the mammalian races leave to do exactly that.find a utopia, not even their Viis underclass allies go with them, and what becomes of the turtle-people is never said. The web page for the series even invokes this trope.



* Invoked often in ''Literature/HarryPotter'':
** A snake is the mascot of Slytherin House, which was never an "evil" house, but has a bad reputation due to the many Death Eaters who were sorted there in their school days. The snake is used as an evil motif by the Death Eaters. The ability to speak Parseltongue (snake language) is said to be associated with Dark magic, worsening the snake's reputation even further.
** There was also the basilisk, a huge snake that Harry fights at the end of the [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets second book]]. It was Slytherin's pet back in the day, and he kept it hidden in the chamber in hope that his heir would release it and use it to drive Muggle-born wizards out of the school.
** Nagini is essentially Voldemort's [[RightHandCat Right Hand Snake]] [[spoiler:and a partial SoulJar]].
** However, the actual boa constrictor in the [[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone first book]] seems genuinely pleasant and just wants to go to Brazil, where his particular species comes from.
* This trope becomes Reptiles Are Stupid in Foster's ''Literature/{{Spellsinger}}'' series, in which reptiles are the only air-breathing vertebrates that ''aren't'' intelligent tool-users. Except for the turtles and dragons, which get an exemption on grounds of popular appeal.
* Played with in the novel ''Chester Cricket's Home'', a sequel to ''Literature/TheCricketInTimesSquare''. One of the residents of Chester's meadow, a water snake named Walter, realizes that many humans find him horrifying, a fact that he takes an inordinate amount of pride in. However, Walter is actually quite friendly and funny, if a bit of a wise guy at times.

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* Invoked often [[OurGoblinsAreDifferent Goblins]] in ''Literature/HarryPotter'':
** A snake is
''Literature/ArtemisFowl'' are a reptilian species of fairy. They're presented as extremely stupid and almost universally prone to a criminal disposition. They are also the mascot of Slytherin House, which was never an "evil" house, but has a bad reputation due to only fairy race with the many Death Eaters who were sorted there in their school days. The snake is used as an evil motif by the Death Eaters. The ability to speak Parseltongue (snake language) is said to be associated with Dark magic, worsening the snake's reputation even further.
** There was also the basilisk, a huge snake that Harry fights at the end of the [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets second book]]. It was Slytherin's pet back in the day, and he kept it hidden in the chamber in hope that his heir would release it and use it to drive Muggle-born wizards out of the school.
** Nagini is essentially Voldemort's [[RightHandCat Right Hand Snake]] [[spoiler:and a partial SoulJar]].
** However, the actual boa constrictor in the [[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone first book]] seems genuinely pleasant and just wants to go to Brazil, where his particular species comes from.
* This trope becomes Reptiles Are Stupid in Foster's ''Literature/{{Spellsinger}}'' series, in which reptiles are the only air-breathing vertebrates that ''aren't'' intelligent tool-users. Except for the turtles and dragons, which get an exemption on grounds of popular appeal.
* Played with in the novel ''Chester Cricket's Home'', a sequel to ''Literature/TheCricketInTimesSquare''. One of the residents of Chester's meadow, a water snake named Walter, realizes that many humans find him horrifying, a fact that he takes an inordinate amount of pride in. However, Walter is actually quite friendly and funny, if a bit of a wise guy at times.
conjure fire.



* ''GatorGumbo'': The main character is an old alligator that can no longer catch prey. The other animals taunt him over this. In the end, he makes a batch of gumbo. The other animals refuse to help but want some. [[spoiler: So they get close enough and he sweeps them into the pot, cooks, and eats them.]]
* Similar to the Disney's ''Aladdin'' example, the Queen of Underland in ''Literature/TheSilverChair'' turns into a giant snake when she finally runs out of subtler options for killing the heroes. Prince Rillian is glad, because it meant he [[WouldntHitAGirl wouldn't have to kill a woman.]]
* Debora Chester's ''Literature/AlienChronicles'' series has the Viis, who resemble giant frilled lizards. They're a despotic race that has enslaved various mammalian races, with the only other reptilian species being their allies instead. When the mammalian races leave to find a utopia, not even their Viis underclass allies go with them, and what becomes of the turtle-people is never said. The web page for the series even invokes this trope.
* In Creator/CliveBarker's ''Literature/{{Abarat}}'' series, despite the archipelago of Abarat being home to a host of wildly different creatures, Finnegan Hob is out to kill all dragons, even young ones, because ''one'' of them killed his bride. All dragons appearing on-page are unsympathetic (and ugly), while Hob is depicted sympathetically, and none of the other characters have a problem with him wanting to commit genocide of a sentient species. This [[AlwaysChaoticEvil unnuanced portrayal of dragons]] is rare in modern fantasy.
* In Taylor Anderson's ''Literature/{{Destroyermen}}'' series, a pair of WWII destroyers slip sideways into a [[AlternateHistory timeline]] where dinosaurs were never wiped out and humans never evolved. Instead two other intelligent races did, one mammalian, one reptilian. Guess who the bad guys are? It should be noted, however, that the Grik (as they're called) are actually more [[FeatheredFiend bird-like]] than reptile-like, complete with feathers.
* In his ''Literature/{{Pellucidar}}'' series, Creator/EdgarRiceBurroughs created two reptilian species: the Snake People Horibs who are villains right out of central casting, and the more nuanced [[GiantFlyer Mahars]] who are telepathic, parthenogenic pterosaurs who start out ruling Pellucidar but are overthrown by the human hero. [[spoiler:It later turned out that the Mahars -- who are deaf and communicate ''entirely'' by telepathy -- were unaware that humans were sapient.]]
* Played straight in-universe in Kent Starrett's Picture Book, ''Literature/TheStarPixieAndTheSerpentQueen.'' Subverted in that the Serpent Queen is actually pretty nice and friendly to the other protagonist.
* Inverted in ''ChessWithADragon''. Mammalian races are an extremely rare fluke in this novel, hence most civilized species insist that Mammals Are Abhorrent.
* ''Literature/TheBuilders'' only has three notable reptilian creatures: a salamander and snake who are both assassins with a high body count, and the Toad Lord, a corpulent toad who's responsible [[CrapsackWorld for the current state the country is in]].

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* ''GatorGumbo'': The main character is an old alligator that can no longer catch prey. The other animals taunt him over this. In the end, he makes a batch of gumbo. The other animals refuse to help but want some. [[spoiler: So they get close enough and he sweeps them into the pot, cooks, and eats them.]]
* Similar to the Disney's ''Aladdin'' example, the Queen of Underland in ''Literature/TheSilverChair'' turns into a giant snake when she finally runs out of subtler options for killing the heroes. Prince Rillian is glad, because it meant he [[WouldntHitAGirl wouldn't have to kill a woman.]]
* Debora Chester's ''Literature/AlienChronicles'' series has the Viis, who resemble giant frilled lizards. They're a despotic race that has enslaved various mammalian races, with the only other reptilian species being their allies instead. When the mammalian races leave to find a utopia, not even their Viis underclass allies go with them, and what becomes of the turtle-people is never said. The web page for the series even
{{Creator/Amoridere}} invokes this trope.
* In Creator/CliveBarker's ''Literature/{{Abarat}}'' series, despite the archipelago of Abarat being home to a host of wildly different creatures, Finnegan Hob is out to kill all dragons, even young ones, because ''one'' of them killed his bride. All dragons appearing on-page are unsympathetic (and ugly), while Hob is depicted sympathetically, and none of the other characters have a problem
with him wanting to commit genocide of a sentient species. This [[AlwaysChaoticEvil unnuanced portrayal of dragons]] is rare AnimalMotifs in modern fantasy.
* In Taylor Anderson's ''Literature/{{Destroyermen}}'' series, a pair of WWII destroyers slip sideways into a [[AlternateHistory timeline]] where dinosaurs were never wiped out and humans never evolved. Instead two other intelligent races did, one mammalian, one reptilian. Guess who the bad guys are? It should be noted, however, that the Grik (as they're called) are actually more [[FeatheredFiend bird-like]] than reptile-like, complete with feathers.
* In his ''Literature/{{Pellucidar}}'' series, Creator/EdgarRiceBurroughs created two reptilian species: the Snake People Horibs who are villains right out of central casting, and the more nuanced [[GiantFlyer Mahars]] who are telepathic, parthenogenic pterosaurs who start out ruling Pellucidar but are overthrown
her poem ''Bitten by the human hero. [[spoiler:It later turned out Snake'', wherein the subject's ex-friend is compared to that the Mahars -- who are deaf of a snake, something predatory, and communicate ''entirely'' by telepathy -- were unaware that humans were sapient.]]
* Played straight in-universe in Kent Starrett's Picture Book, ''Literature/TheStarPixieAndTheSerpentQueen.'' Subverted in that the Serpent Queen is actually pretty nice and friendly
he's described to the other protagonist.
* Inverted in ''ChessWithADragon''. Mammalian races are an extremely rare fluke in this novel, hence most civilized species insist that Mammals Are Abhorrent.
* ''Literature/TheBuilders'' only has three notable reptilian creatures: a salamander and snake who are both assassins with a high body count, and the Toad Lord, a corpulent toad who's responsible [[CrapsackWorld for the current state the country is in]].
be unpleasant.



* Creator/HarryTurtledove's books have [[LizardFolk The Race]], which initially seem to be this trope [[ExactlyWhatitSaysonTheTin perfectly personified]], along with [[LittleGreenMen many]] [[TheEmpire other]] [[AliensAreBastards tropes]] related to villainy, but later they're revealed as being simply arrogant but chivalric beings.
* Creator/RobertEHoward's stories of King Kull include the Serpent People, an ancient, pre-human species that survived the extinction of the dinosaurs. They were evil, dying out, yet determined to retake the world for their species. Among their magical talents was the ability to cast a glamour that made them seem human to observers. The illusion was so good in one story that Kull himself doubted (for all of a minute) his own existence. After which he killed the imposter. Death broke the spell, revealing the truth.
** Howard would continue the tradition in his ''Literature/ConanTheBarbarian'' stories, which had the evil cult of Set, the Old Serpent, as a primary adversary for the Cimmerian. In the novel ''Literature/TheHourOfTheDragon'', the priests of Set keep giant snakes.
--->''The Cimmerian recoiled, remembering tales he had heard -- serpents were sacred to Set, god of Stygia, who men said was himself a serpent. Monsters such as this were kept in the temples of Set, and when they hungered, were allowed to crawl forth into the streets to take what prey they wished. Their ghastly feasts were considered a sacrifice to the scaly god.''
* In [[Creator/HPLovecraft Lovecraft's]] writing, reptiles are a frequent source of horror, most notably in ''The Nameless City''.
* In Korney Chukovsky's children story ''StolenSun'', a crocodile swallows the sun (just go with it) and it takes a bear to tear him apart and release it.
* ''Literature/VillainDotNet'' plays with this one: upon encountering Chameleon, apprentice supervillain Jake Hunter presumes the reptilian shapeshifter to be a fellow evil-doer. He is quickly disabused of that notion. However, over the course of the first book, Chameleon shows himself to have a nasty edge, being perfectly willing to kill, and seeking revenge rather than justice.
* Anytime a reptilian character shows up in one of Creator/TerryBrooks' books, you can expect raw evil (although [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Strabo]] of the Literature/MagicKingdomOfLandover is a noticeable exception). It's especially obvious with [[LizardFolk The Mwellrets]], who are the only species in the ''Literature/{{Shannara}}'' universe that hasn't featured a heroic member. Indeed, one of them, [[TheDragon Cree Bega]], and his equally reptilian [[BigBad boss]], [[BrainFood The Morgawr]], are the worst characters in series.
* The ''Literature/{{Hoka}}'' series has two races of [[TheReptilians Reptilian Aliens]] that are presented as universally and unquestionably unpleasant.

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* Creator/HarryTurtledove's books have [[LizardFolk The Race]], which initially seem to be ''Literature/TheBuilders'' only has three notable reptilian creatures: a salamander and snake who are both assassins with a high body count, and the Toad Lord, a corpulent toad who's responsible [[CrapsackWorld for the current state the country is in]].
* Inverted in ''ChessWithADragon''. Mammalian races are an extremely rare fluke in
this trope [[ExactlyWhatitSaysonTheTin perfectly personified]], along with [[LittleGreenMen many]] [[TheEmpire other]] [[AliensAreBastards tropes]] related to villainy, but later they're revealed as being simply arrogant but chivalric beings.
* Creator/RobertEHoward's stories of King Kull include the Serpent People, an ancient, pre-human
novel, hence most civilized species insist that survived the extinction of the dinosaurs. They were evil, dying out, yet determined to retake the world for their species. Among their magical talents was the ability to cast a glamour that made them seem human to observers. The illusion was so good Mammals Are Abhorrent.
* Played with
in one story that Kull himself doubted (for all of a minute) his own existence. After which he killed the imposter. Death broke the spell, revealing the truth.
** Howard would continue the tradition in his ''Literature/ConanTheBarbarian'' stories, which had the evil cult of Set, the Old Serpent, as a primary adversary for the Cimmerian. In
the novel ''Literature/TheHourOfTheDragon'', ''Chester Cricket's Home'', a sequel to ''Literature/TheCricketInTimesSquare''. One of the priests residents of Set keep giant snakes.
--->''The Cimmerian recoiled, remembering tales
Chester's meadow, a water snake named Walter, realizes that many humans find him horrifying, a fact that he had heard -- serpents were sacred to Set, god of Stygia, who men said was himself a serpent. Monsters such as this were kept in the temples of Set, and when they hungered, were allowed to crawl forth into the streets to take what prey they wished. Their ghastly feasts were considered a sacrifice to the scaly god.''
* In [[Creator/HPLovecraft Lovecraft's]] writing, reptiles are a frequent source of horror, most notably in ''The Nameless City''.
* In Korney Chukovsky's children story ''StolenSun'', a crocodile swallows the sun (just go with it) and it
takes a bear to tear him apart and release it.
* ''Literature/VillainDotNet'' plays with this one: upon encountering Chameleon, apprentice supervillain Jake Hunter presumes the reptilian shapeshifter to be a fellow evil-doer. He is quickly disabused
an inordinate amount of that notion. pride in. However, over the course Walter is actually quite friendly and funny, if a bit of a wise guy at times.
* ''Literature/CradleSeries'': One
of the first book, Chameleon shows himself to have a nasty edge, being perfectly willing to kill, and seeking revenge rather than justice.
* Anytime a reptilian character shows up in one of Creator/TerryBrooks' books, you can expect raw evil (although [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Strabo]] of the Literature/MagicKingdomOfLandover is a noticeable exception). It's especially obvious with [[LizardFolk The Mwellrets]], who
antagonistic organizations that Lindon encounters are the only species in the ''Literature/{{Shannara}}'' universe that hasn't featured a heroic member. Indeed, one of Sandviper clan. They first attack him from surprise, with superior numbers, while he and Yerin are much weaker than them, [[TheDragon Cree Bega]], and his equally reptilian [[BigBad boss]], [[BrainFood The Morgawr]], are the worst characters in series.
* The ''Literature/{{Hoka}}'' series has two races of [[TheReptilians Reptilian Aliens]] that are presented as universally
still use poison and unquestionably unpleasant.every other dishonorable tactic they can think of. They don't get much better after that.



* This trope is discussed at some length in the ''Literature/StarTrekTyphonPact'' novel ''Seize the Fire''. The book also plays with it when the reptilian Gorn show similar revulsion to mammals.
-->"Mammals. Why did it have to be mammals?"

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* This trope is discussed at some length in the ''Literature/StarTrekTyphonPact'' Creator/RaymondEFeist's novel ''Seize ''[[Literature/TheRiftwarCycle A Darkness at Sethanon]]'' introduces the Fire''. Panthathians, a race of snake-men who worship a race of evil {{Precursors}} that will [[SealedEvilInACan destroy the world if ever freed]]. Naturally they are attempting to do exactly that.
* Invoked in ''Literature/TheDeathGateCycle''. [[TheHeartless
The book Serpents]] are fond of appearing as immense, monstrous snakes (hence the name) because they feed on negative emotions and have determined that this form evokes a great deal of fear, hatred and revulsion in most humanoids. That said, they have VoluntaryShapeshifting powers and can take any shape they want when they want to be more subtle - the giant snake-monsters are just a preference.
* In Taylor Anderson's ''Literature/{{Destroyermen}}'' series, a pair of WWII destroyers slip sideways into a [[AlternateHistory timeline]] where dinosaurs were never wiped out and humans never evolved. Instead two other intelligent races did, one mammalian, one reptilian. Guess who the bad guys are? It should be noted, however, that the Grik (as they're called) are actually more [[FeatheredFiend bird-like]] than reptile-like, complete with feathers.
* One of Literature/DoraWilkSeries' creepies and sickest villains is an Asper, a type of demon that can control snakes and other reptiles. He
also plays with it when the has reptilian Gorn show similar revulsion fangs with painful, snake-like poison which he doesn't shy away from using, not to mammals.
-->"Mammals. Why did
mention that when he does TortureForFunAndInformation, it doesn't have to be mammals?"the "Information" part in it.



* Creator/AndreNorton:
** Subverted in ''Literature/OperationTimeSearch'', when a young man from 20th Century America is flung back in time to the war between {{Atlantis}} and Mu, and is surprised, though he doesn't say it aloud, to find that his Murian hosts revere snakes. A nine-headed serpent motif is often used in jewelry -- and the [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure Emperor's]] crown.
** In ''Literature/OrdealInOtherwhere'', Charis finds a madwoman at the post where she is taken, who is obsessed with the horrible "snakes". She certainly was driven mad by contact with the reptilian Wyverns, but whether her horror caused or was caused by the contact is never even touched on.
* [[OurGoblinsAreDifferent Goblins]] in ''Literature/ArtemisFowl'' are a reptilian species of fairy. They're presented as extremely stupid and almost universally prone to a criminal disposition. They are also the only fairy race with the ability to conjure fire.
* In ''Literature/TheSecretsOfTheImmortalNicholasFlamel'', Quetzalcoatl is one of the more evil-aligned Elders (seriously, people need to [[SadlyMythtaken stop making the nicest Aztec god evil just because he's the only one they've heard of]]) and a Komodo-dragon-like monster called a Nidhogg is summoned and nearly eats Scathach in the first book. Also, everyone's magical aura has a different smell, and one of the villains' auras smells like a snake.

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* Creator/AndreNorton:
** Subverted in ''Literature/OperationTimeSearch'',
In ''Literature/FearAndLoathingInLasVegas'' Raoul Duke has hallucinations of man-eating LizardFolk when a young man from 20th Century America is flung back in time he makes it to the war between {{Atlantis}} and Mu, and is surprised, though he doesn't say it aloud, to find that his Murian hosts revere snakes. A nine-headed serpent motif is often used in jewelry -- and the [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure Emperor's]] crown.
** In ''Literature/OrdealInOtherwhere'', Charis finds a madwoman at the post where she is taken, who is obsessed with the horrible "snakes". She certainly was driven mad by contact with the reptilian Wyverns, but whether her horror caused or was caused by the contact is never even touched on.
* [[OurGoblinsAreDifferent Goblins]] in ''Literature/ArtemisFowl'' are a reptilian species of fairy. They're presented as extremely stupid and almost universally prone to a criminal disposition. They are also the only fairy race with the ability to conjure fire.
* In ''Literature/TheSecretsOfTheImmortalNicholasFlamel'', Quetzalcoatl is one of the more evil-aligned Elders (seriously, people need to [[SadlyMythtaken stop making the nicest Aztec god evil just because he's the only one they've heard of]]) and a Komodo-dragon-like monster called a Nidhogg is summoned and nearly eats Scathach in the first book. Also, everyone's magical aura has a different smell, and one of the villains' auras smells like a snake.
hotel bar.



* Central to the conflict of Creator/HarryHarrison's ''Literature/WestOfEden'' trilogy: humans find reptiles disgusting and frightening, and the [[LizardFolk Yilanè]] (intelligent descendants of mosasaurs) have an equally low opinion of "ustuzou" (mammals.) Each ends up seeing the other as vermin to be wiped out.
* Literature/SherlockHolmes can't stand snakes. The arch-villain Professor Moriarty and the 'worst man in London', blackmailer Charles Augustus Milverton, are both compared to reptiles: Moriarty in the way he moves his head, Milverton because he gives Holmes the creeps. The only actual reptile in the series is the Indian swamp adder, which kills people.
* In ''Literature/FearAndLoathingInLasVegas'' Raoul Duke has hallucinations of man-eating LizardFolk when he makes it to the hotel bar.
* ''Literature/SpiritAnimals'' features the Great Beasts, fifteen {{Physical God}}s with tremendous power over various aspects of reality. The only reptile, Gerathon The Serpent, is one of the two Great Beasts to turn evil. Additionally, a saltwater crocodile is the symbolic animal of the main villain and his crown features a serpent biting its tail.
* Exploited by Biosyn in ''Literature/TheLostWorld1995''. Dodgson remarks that while animal rights activists can easily drum up support for laboratory dogs who "lick your hand and break your heart," reptiles are less likely to garner such public sympathy. Hence, his expedition to Isla Sorna for potential experimental subjects.

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* Central to the conflict of Creator/HarryHarrison's ''Literature/WestOfEden'' trilogy: humans find reptiles disgusting and frightening, and the [[LizardFolk Yilanè]] (intelligent descendants of mosasaurs) have ''GatorGumbo'': The main character is an equally low opinion of "ustuzou" (mammals.) Each ends up seeing the old alligator that can no longer catch prey. The other as vermin to be wiped out.
* Literature/SherlockHolmes can't stand snakes. The arch-villain Professor Moriarty and
animals taunt him over this. In the 'worst man in London', blackmailer Charles Augustus Milverton, are both compared to reptiles: Moriarty in the way he moves his head, Milverton because he gives Holmes the creeps. The only actual reptile in the series is the Indian swamp adder, which kills people.
* In ''Literature/FearAndLoathingInLasVegas'' Raoul Duke has hallucinations of man-eating LizardFolk when
end, he makes a batch of gumbo. The other animals refuse to help but want some. [[spoiler: So they get close enough and he sweeps them into the pot, cooks, and eats them.]]
* Invoked often in ''Literature/HarryPotter'':
** A snake is the mascot of Slytherin House, which was never an "evil" house, but has a bad reputation due to the many Death Eaters who were sorted there in their school days. The snake is used as an evil motif by the Death Eaters. The ability to speak Parseltongue (snake language) is said to be associated with Dark magic, worsening the snake's reputation even further.
** There was also the basilisk, a huge snake that Harry fights at the end of the [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets second book]]. It was Slytherin's pet back in the day, and he kept it hidden in the chamber in hope that his heir would release it and use it to drive Muggle-born wizards out of the school.
** Nagini is essentially Voldemort's [[RightHandCat Right Hand Snake]] [[spoiler:and a partial SoulJar]].
** However, the actual boa constrictor in the [[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone first book]] seems genuinely pleasant and just wants to go to Brazil, where his particular species comes from.
* Basilisks in ''Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus'' are abhorrent, ''and'' they destroyed Frank's bow!
* The ''Literature/{{Hoka}}'' series has two races of [[TheReptilians Reptilian Aliens]] that are presented as universally and unquestionably unpleasant.
* Subverted in the ''Literature/{{Hurog}}'' series. There is a {{basilisk|AndCockatrice}}, and watching how it eats a man (thrown at it by the villain) is an abhorrent experience for the protagonist. However, later on, [[spoiler: after the basilisk breaks free from the villain's enchantment,]] it is treated as just another dangerous animal, and a rare animal at that. The protagonists make an effort to get
it to the hotel bar.
* ''Literature/SpiritAnimals'' features the Great Beasts, fifteen {{Physical God}}s with tremendous power over various aspects
equivalent of reality. The only reptile, Gerathon The Serpent, is one a zoo. (Where it will, presumably, be fed animals instead of the two Great Beasts to turn evil. Additionally, a saltwater crocodile is the symbolic animal of the main villain and his crown features a serpent biting its tail.
* Exploited by Biosyn in ''Literature/TheLostWorld1995''. Dodgson remarks
sentient beings). It makes sense considering that while animal rights activists can easily drum up support for laboratory dogs who "lick your hand the protagonist's title means "Guardian of Dragons" and break your heart," reptiles basilisks are less likely related to garner such public sympathy. Hence, his expedition dragons, in about the way apes are related to Isla Sorna for potential experimental subjects.humans; basilisks are not as sentient as dragons.



* Invoked in ''Literature/TheDeathGateCycle''. [[TheHeartless The Serpents]] are fond of appearing as immense, monstrous snakes (hence the name) because they feed on negative emotions and have determined that this form evokes a great deal of fear, hatred and revulsion in most humanoids. That said, they have VoluntaryShapeshifting powers and can take any shape they want when they want to be more subtle - the giant snake-monsters are just a preference.

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* Invoked in ''Literature/TheDeathGateCycle''. [[TheHeartless The Serpents]] are fond of appearing as immense, monstrous snakes (hence Snake in ''Literature/TheLittlePrince'' could certainly qualify. He gets a VillainSong, "A Snake in the name) because they feed on negative emotions and have determined Grass," in the 1974 movie version.
* Exploited by Biosyn in ''Literature/TheLostWorld1995''. Dodgson remarks
that this form evokes a great deal of fear, hatred while animal rights activists can easily drum up support for laboratory dogs who "lick your hand and revulsion in most humanoids. That said, they have VoluntaryShapeshifting powers and can take any shape they want when they want to be more subtle - the giant snake-monsters break your heart," reptiles are just a preference.less likely to garner such public sympathy. Hence, his expedition to Isla Sorna for potential experimental subjects.



* {{Creator/Amoridere}} invokes this with AnimalMotifs in her poem ''Bitten by the Snake'', wherein the subject's ex-friend is compared to that of a snake, something predatory, and he's described to be unpleasant.
* ''Literature/CradleSeries'': One of the first antagonistic organizations that Lindon encounters are the Sandviper clan. They first attack him from surprise, with superior numbers, while he and Yerin are much weaker than them, and still use poison and every other dishonorable tactic they can think of. They don't get much better after that.
* Invoked in ''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'' by the Baudelaire's second guardian Dr. Montgomery "Uncle Monty" Montgomery, a herptologist who, while he works with various kinds of snakes, overall describes them as misunderstood creatures. He discovers a new species which he names The Incredibly Deadly Viper, but is actually nonvenomous and friendly, which he purposely named as a prank to his collegues in the field.

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* {{Creator/Amoridere}} invokes this with AnimalMotifs in her poem ''Bitten In his ''Literature/{{Pellucidar}}'' series, Creator/EdgarRiceBurroughs created two reptilian species: the Snake People Horibs who are villains right out of central casting, and the more nuanced [[GiantFlyer Mahars]] who are telepathic, parthenogenic pterosaurs who start out ruling Pellucidar but are overthrown by the Snake'', wherein the subject's ex-friend is compared to human hero. [[spoiler:It later turned out that of a snake, something predatory, the Mahars -- who are deaf and communicate ''entirely'' by telepathy -- were unaware that humans were sapient.]]
* ''Literature/{{Redwall}}''. While the mammals are split between being good or evil, every single reptile and amphibian is a bad guy. In the first book, a snake is given a demon's name (which it likes to chant for some reason) and likened to a giant, intelligent, evil dragon/monster. In one of the later books, a desert-dwelling character [[FurryConfusion keeps a pet sand lizard]]; "Get 'em when they're young and they're good likkle critters." This was [[http://www.somethingawful.com/d/news/bargain-book-bin-3.php lampshaded hilariously]] by Website/SomethingAwful, though it was in response more [[CarnivoreConfusion to the mustelids all being evil]].
* In ''Literature/TheSecretsOfTheImmortalNicholasFlamel'', Quetzalcoatl is one of the more evil-aligned Elders (seriously, people need to [[SadlyMythtaken stop making the nicest Aztec god evil just because
he's described to be unpleasant.
* ''Literature/CradleSeries'': One of
the only one they've heard of]]) and a Komodo-dragon-like monster called a Nidhogg is summoned and nearly eats Scathach in the first antagonistic organizations that Lindon encounters are book. Also, everyone's magical aura has a different smell, and one of the Sandviper clan. They first attack him from surprise, with superior numbers, while he and Yerin are much weaker than them, and still use poison and every other dishonorable tactic they can think of. They don't get much better after that.
villains' auras smells like a snake.
* Invoked in ''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'' by the Baudelaire's second guardian Dr. Montgomery "Uncle Monty" Montgomery, a herptologist who, while he works with various kinds of snakes, overall describes them as misunderstood creatures. He discovers a new species which he names The Incredibly Deadly Viper, but is actually nonvenomous and friendly, which he purposely named as a prank to his collegues colleagues in the field.
* Literature/SherlockHolmes can't stand snakes. The arch-villain Professor Moriarty and the 'worst man in London', blackmailer Charles Augustus Milverton, are both compared to reptiles: Moriarty in the way he moves his head, Milverton because he gives Holmes the creeps. The only actual reptile in the series is the Indian swamp adder, which kills people.
* Similar to the Disney's ''Aladdin'' example, the Queen of Underland in ''Literature/TheSilverChair'' turns into a giant snake when she finally runs out of subtler options for killing the heroes. Prince Rillian is glad, because it meant he [[WouldntHitAGirl wouldn't have to kill a woman.]]
* This trope becomes Reptiles Are Stupid in Foster's ''Literature/{{Spellsinger}}'' series, in which reptiles are the only air-breathing vertebrates that ''aren't'' intelligent tool-users. Except for the turtles and dragons, which get an exemption on grounds of popular appeal.
* ''Literature/SpiritAnimals'' features the Great Beasts, fifteen {{Physical God}}s with tremendous power over various aspects of reality. The only reptile, Gerathon The Serpent, is one of the two Great Beasts to turn evil. Additionally, a saltwater crocodile is the symbolic animal of the main villain and his crown features a serpent biting its tail.
* Played straight in-universe in Kent Starrett's Picture Book, ''Literature/TheStarPixieAndTheSerpentQueen.'' Subverted in that the Serpent Queen is actually pretty nice and friendly to the other protagonist.
* This trope is discussed at some length in the ''Literature/StarTrekTyphonPact'' novel ''Seize the Fire''. The book also plays with it when the reptilian Gorn show similar revulsion to mammals.
-->"Mammals. Why did it have to be mammals?"
* In Korney Chukovsky's children story ''StolenSun'', a crocodile swallows the sun (just go with it) and it takes a bear to tear him apart and release it.
* ''Literature/VillainDotNet'' plays with this one: upon encountering Chameleon, apprentice supervillain Jake Hunter presumes the reptilian shapeshifter to be a fellow evil-doer. He is quickly disabused of that notion. However, over the course of the first book, Chameleon shows himself to have a nasty edge, being perfectly willing to kill, and seeking revenge rather than justice.
* Central to the conflict of Creator/HarryHarrison's ''Literature/WestOfEden'' trilogy: humans find reptiles disgusting and frightening, and the [[LizardFolk Yilanè]] (intelligent descendants of mosasaurs) have an equally low opinion of "ustuzou" (mammals.) Each ends up seeing the other as vermin to be wiped out.



** Blatantly invoked in ''Series/FatalAttractions'', during an episode about an [[CrazyCatLady animal hoarder]] who owned several Nile monitors and allowed them [[TooDumbToLive free reign of his apartment]]. The man died in his apartment and his body was discovered in a heavily decomposed state, with his pet lizards having fed upon the body. The show seemed to go out of its way to demonise the reptiles themselves (as well as the people who own them, painting them as egomaniacs who form no emotional bonds with their pets), with no shortage of re-enactments featuring close-up shots of plotting, shifty-eyed lizards filmed in a sinister monochrome. The show also [[WildMassGuessing hypothesised]] that the monitors [[EvilPlan deliberatedly envenomated their owner and waited around for him to die]] like Komodo Dragons, a hunting strategy which Komodo Dragons themselves [[ScienceMarchesOn are no longer believed to use]], let alone Nile Monitors. It also perpetuated the [[http://www.reptilia.org/pdfs/habitarium/HabitariumPrograms-SalmonellaandReptiles.pdf myth]] that reptiles spread salmonella.[[note]]Reptiles are no more ''specifically'' prone to carrying salmonella than any other animal, and 95% of all reptile-related salmonella infections come from green iguanas and red-eared sliders, (both of which are species unsuited for but commonly kept by novices, and often in unsanitary housing conditions.)[[/note]] The show also neglected to mention the far more likely possibility that the man simply died and was scavenged upon by his starving pets.

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** Blatantly invoked in ''Series/FatalAttractions'', during an episode about an [[CrazyCatLady animal hoarder]] who owned several Nile monitors and allowed them [[TooDumbToLive free reign of his apartment]]. The man died in his apartment and his body was discovered in a heavily decomposed state, with his pet lizards having fed upon the body. The show seemed to go out of its way to demonise the reptiles themselves (as well as the people who own them, painting them as egomaniacs who form no emotional bonds with their pets), with no shortage of re-enactments featuring close-up shots of plotting, shifty-eyed lizards filmed in a sinister monochrome. The show also [[WildMassGuessing hypothesised]] that the monitors [[EvilPlan deliberatedly deliberately envenomated their owner and waited around for him to die]] like Komodo Dragons, a hunting strategy which Komodo Dragons themselves [[ScienceMarchesOn are no longer believed to use]], let alone Nile Monitors. It also perpetuated the [[http://www.reptilia.org/pdfs/habitarium/HabitariumPrograms-SalmonellaandReptiles.pdf myth]] that reptiles spread salmonella.[[note]]Reptiles are no more ''specifically'' prone to carrying salmonella than any other animal, and 95% of all reptile-related salmonella infections come from green iguanas and red-eared sliders, (both of which are species unsuited for but commonly kept by novices, and often in unsanitary housing conditions.)[[/note]] The show also neglected to mention the far more likely possibility that the man simply died and was scavenged upon by his starving pets.



** The Ice Warriors were introduced as a villain race, although they eventually became a more sympathetic [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Proud Warrior Race.]]

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** The Ice Warriors were introduced as a villain race, although they eventually became a more sympathetic [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Proud Warrior Race.]]ProudWarriorRace.



* Most mythology surrounding dragons in most Western and Middle-Eastern cultures uses this trope; in fact, the medieval Western dragon or wyrm, a poison-spewing, slimy, fire-breathing, and/or virgin-munching abomination that spreads death and destruction wherever it goes and must be killed by a brave hero or outwitted by a clever, pure-hearted maiden, might well be the ''ultimate'' incarnation of this trope. [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Though their depiction has evolved over time]], most early Western and Middle-Eastern dragons are just giant snakes, with or without embellisments like wings and horns.

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* Most mythology surrounding dragons in most Western and Middle-Eastern cultures uses this trope; in fact, the medieval Western dragon or wyrm, a poison-spewing, slimy, fire-breathing, and/or virgin-munching abomination that spreads death and destruction wherever it goes and must be killed by a brave hero or outwitted by a clever, pure-hearted maiden, might well be the ''ultimate'' incarnation of this trope. [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Though their depiction has evolved over time]], most early Western and Middle-Eastern dragons are just giant snakes, with or without embellisments embellishments like wings and horns.



* ''Franchise/MortalKombat'': Let's hear it for Reptile! He's so abhorrent, he doesn't even need an actual name[[note]]''Mortal Kombat X'' reveals that his name is Syzoth[[/note]]. However, he's actually a subversion as he's a severe case of a [[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains Woobie Anti-Villain]]; his whole goal was to prevent his race from becoming extinct, but his masters constantly screw over his goal. Doesn't help that Reptile's attitude is more or less a mentally deteriorating YesMan. Aside of him, there's also Khameleon, whose goal is to pull Reptile out of that service and repopulate the race together. Though he does play this straight at times. First during his SanitySlippage starting with ''Deadly Alliance'' due to failure to restore his race, with his body becoming less and less humanoid. Then later during his TheDogBitesBack non-canonical ending in ''9'', where he and his restored race becomes an OmnicidalManiac, murdering every other Outworld species including ''[[WouldHurtAChild children]]''.

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* ''Franchise/MortalKombat'': Let's hear it for Reptile! He's so abhorrent, he doesn't even need ''VideoGame/AgeOfWonders'' has the Lizard Men and the [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Draconians]]. Both are portrayed as savage and believing in survival of the fittest, but their morality is neutral rather than evil.
* Subverted in ''VideoGame/ArcanumOfSteamworksAndMagickObscura''; the lizard people in the game, the Bedokkan, are introduced as [[AlwaysChaoticEvil a barbaric, primitive people]] who have captured
an actual name[[note]]''Mortal Kombat X'' reveals that his name elf; the most obvious solution is Syzoth[[/note]]. to kill them all. However, with a bit of negotiation, you find that the Bedokkan are a peaceful-ish tribe of indigenous people with a threatened homeland, albeit one that is made up of 9-foot tall magic lizards.
* The PC FightingGame ''Battle Beast'' had a villainous "Toadman" and you got bonus points for squishing toads.
* Yuuki Terumi, from ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'', going in tandem with his snake motif: His drive is called "Ouroboros" and for the most part, is a set of snake-like chains that are thrown around to drastically increase his mobility [[spoiler: which is also capable of inducing MindRape]]. His finishing move involves summoning a giant snake to consume the opponent.
* ''VideoGame/{{Bug}}!'' has a stage named "[[MeaningfulName Reptilia]]". A ShiftingSandLand filled with snakes (which were cannon fodder) and horned lizards (which were [[InvincibleMinorMinion completely damn invincible]]). The boss: a giant horned lizard that would try to club Bug with its EpicFlail of a tongue. Thankfully, it was [[TacticalSuicideBoss stupid enough]] to cause boulders to roll into two [[BossArenaIdiocy conveniently-placed catapults]] on its arena.
* ''VideoGame/CityOfVillains'':
** This game features an enemy group called the Snakes, based in Mercy Island. Unlike most enemy groups (which are at least humanoid), the Snakes are anthropomorphic snakes who worship a deity called Stheno and wish to reclaim Mercy Island for themselves. Arachnos ends up using them as a test for new Destined Ones to see if they really have what it takes to be a supervillain. They tend to view these Snakes more as pests than anything else...
** ...Until you get to Operative Grillo's story arc in Grandville. You know those low level Snakes you stomped on as a newbie? [[spoiler:Snakes not only have a racial name (The S'lisur,) they're also descended from an Incarnate, which makes ''every single S'lisur'' partially an Incarnate. As in "Physical Embodiment of a ''God''" incarnate. And that Incarnate is ''still alive''. And she's ''PISSED'' that you've been killing her kids.]]
** Stheno is named after one of Medusa's unpleasant sisters in [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Greek Mythology]].
* Used very subtly in ''VisualNovel/CodeRealize''. The walking stick of Jimmy A. Aleister is topped with a metal decoration in the shape of a serpent's head. In his default sprite he has his hand closed over it, making it easy to miss, but after he reveals himself as a villain he holds it prominently forward, making it obvious.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Contra}} Re Birth'' your enemies this time are the Neo Salamander Army trying to take over the Earth in the past and wipe out the Contra forces retroactively. But it isn't universal thanks to Plissken, one of the unlockable allies in your game who's a blue Salamander and [[spoiler:is also Colonel Salamander, the leader of the entire army who changed his evil ways and joined Contra to do good, or for revenge]].
* Played mostly straight in the ''VideoGame/CrashBandicoot'' series. While the human scientists were the scheming and callous baddies (invoking the HumansAreBastards trope, as well), the mutated minions were the ones just doing the direct dirty work and nothing more... Komodo Joe (a Komodo Dragon) and Dingodile did nasty things too:
** Komodo Joe was said to run an illegal Cubic Zirconia fraud business, and the concepts released by the ''VideoGame/CrashTwinsanity'' developers showed that he would cheat Crash and Cortex out of Power Crystals while they ended up driving around a course in a car with no brakes. His very first concept documents suggest that he was originally supposed to be a reptile supremacist on top of that.
** In the same game, Dingodile ends up hearing about the alleged treasure of the Evil Twins from Crash and Cortex, secretly follows them, makes base in the boiler rooms of the Academy of Evil, and ends up blasting Cortex out of said rooms when Cortex won't reveal where the treasure is to him (which is more a case of Cortex not understanding what
he's actually a subversion asking for, anyway). He does appear in the handheld versions as he's a severe case lackey of a [[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains Woobie Anti-Villain]]; his whole goal was to prevent his race from becoming extinct, Cortex in ''VideoGame/CrashOfTheTitans'', but his masters constantly screw over his goal. Doesn't help it does seem that Reptile's attitude Cortex trusts him a lot less.
* In ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsII'', the Demon of Song looks like a giant frog when its "mouth"
is more or less a mentally deteriorating YesMan. Aside closed. When the mouth opens, it reveals its true ghastly face and long spindly arms. The face is the only vulnerable part of him, there's the demon since the frog body is {{Nigh Invulnerab|ility}}le. [[spoiler:It also Khameleon, whose goal is to pull Reptile out of that service and repopulate the race together. Though he does play this straight at times. First during his SanitySlippage starting with ''Deadly Alliance'' due to failure to restore his race, with his body becoming less and less humanoid. Then later during his TheDogBitesBack non-canonical ending in ''9'', where he and his restored race becomes an OmnicidalManiac, murdering every other Outworld species including ''[[WouldHurtAChild children]]''.has a surprisingly beautiful singing voice.]]



* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''The Moon Tribe from ''VideoGame/DustAnElysianTail'' plays this straight at first, then subverts it. You meet the reptilian Fuse as the first boss, a pyromaniac orchestrating monster attacks on the nearby village, however, after killing him you're informed he was warped into insanity by the armor he donned to keep him alive. When you finally meet the Moonblood as a whole, you learn they're friendly and relatively pacifistic, but are the victims of hated from General Gaius and his unnamed master because they believe in this trope (despite having no justification) to such an extent that they're trying to commit genocide and harboring Moonblood results in entire townships being slaughtered.
* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'':



* Despite the villains, the Hierarchy, being TheGreys, ''VideoGame/UniverseAtWar'' still manages to pull this. What skin is exposed on the mostly-armored Grunts is visibly scaly if you get a good look at it, and the Brutes are something between The Greys and some sort of humanoid predatory reptile.

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* Despite Played back and forth in the ''VideoGame/{{Everquest}}'' series. In the original, the reptilian Iksar are evil, but the amphibian Frogloks can be either good or evil. In ''Everquest II'', the evil Frogloks have disappeared as a player character race, so they're now pure good, and the previously NPC Sarnak have become a PC Evil race... but the game also allows you to change from your starting alignment, so there are both good and evil Frogloks, Sarnak, and Iksar.
* The slithzerikai (or "sliths") in the ''VideoGame/{{Exile}}[=/=]VideoGame/{{Avernum}}'' series play with this in the very first game. When you are exiled to the underground realm, you're informed that one of the enemies that threatens the subterranean kingdom is this race of lizard-people, making it seem like the trope is in effect. However, later you find a [[MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch town of sliths who do not follow the policies of the current leader, Sss-Thiss]]. It's Sss-Thiss who is responsible for the sliths turning warlike; before he came along, they were a peaceful people. In later games, the "darkling" sliths are a relative minority compared to the friendly ones; in fact, you can even make slith characters for your party.
* ''Videogame/FallenLondon'': The Bishop of Southwark is a definite believer in this trope, as when "breeding" animals to assist in his crusade against Devils, he has zero compunctions shooting your creation and berating you if the creature you get's a snake. This is even more noticeable when you find out the man's outright enthusiastic when presented with fire-breathing lobsters. [[spoiler:Naturally, the animal he seeks, the Hound of Heaven, really ''is'' a snake (though a particularly angelic-looking one). He resigns himself to it by the end, taking the irony as a test, and deciding he doesn't care how hilarious the Devils find it.]]
* ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'':
** The Midgar Zolom from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' are early game in universe DemonicSpiders, 30-foot cobras who can one shot (120 damage) your under-leveled party trying cross marshes without Chocobo. Zolom can also use "Blown Away" knock one of party members away, thematically it's a big moment when once you cross the Marshes and discover [[spoiler: Sephiroth has [[https://i.ytimg.com/vi/YECESLXW2eA/maxresdefault.jpg shish kebabed]] one of the Zolom as a [[InvincibleVillain message]] to you]].
*** [=FFVII=] players tend to take [[CatharsisFactor petty revenge]] when they level up and go Zolom hunting to grind, and learn the "Beta" attack.
** Bangaa examples:
*** The Bangaa in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsAdvance'' are pretty cool guys, and have some incredibly badass job abilities. However, the NPC Bangaa in the game are almost all soldiers and jailers in the employ of the evil government.
*** In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' Vaan's adoptive father figure Migelo is a Bangaa. But, then you have Ba'gam'nan's all-Bangaa hit-squad after you. Tellingly they are common enemies while the [[WhatMeasureIsANonCute cuter tribes]] Viera, Moogle, and Nu mou are not. However, there are also a few friendly Bangaa [=NPCs=] outside of cities that will fight off enemies that are attacking you and will cast protective spells on your party as well, so Bangaa in general can play the trope straight and avert it at once.
*** Bangaas are the race best integrated within the humes, hence why they're so common in the game. Contrast with the [[PigMan Seeqs]] who also appear as enemies and are treated like second-rate citizens. Heck, ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsA2'' makes the Bangaa look more like well behaved citizens (with the usual thug here or there) while most of the Seeq are portrayed as
villains, robbers, and all round gluttons with little (if any) redeeming qualities.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXI'' has a few different reptile and amphibian enemies, and none are on any peaceful terms (Half
the Hierarchy, being TheGreys, ''VideoGame/UniverseAtWar'' still manages to pull this. What skin is exposed on the mostly-armored Grunts is visibly scaly if you get a good look at it, and the Brutes are time because [[HumansAreBastards people did something between stupid]]):
***
The Greys Lamiae are snake-women hybrids that routinely slay people and then raise the corpses to make an undead army.
*** The Mamool Ja are lizardmen who had once paid tribute to TheEmpire of Aht Urhgan, but have since tried to destroy it.
*** Poroggos are frogs that were able to walk due to [[AWizardDidIt magic]], and actually were nice to the Tarutaru, thinking they were on good terms with the main races... too bad Windurst got scared of talking, magic-casting frogs and tried to kill them all. Now the Poroggos go around and hit adventurers with party-wiping magic.
*** Quadav are {{turtle|Power}} beastmen who actually had a nice life and weren't very nasty. This all went to hell when Bastok started taking and destroying the Quadav's homes so that the Republic could get more resources. Now the Quadav attack anyone they see, defending their homes with extreme prejudice.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' have the Amalj'aa, a race of huge and burly black lizardmen that worship the primal, Ifrit, and they feed their god more power by kidnapping people and bringing them to him so he can [[BrainwashedAndCrazy temper]] them, effectively making them mindless slaves. While few in number, there are a handful of Amalj'aa that are not worshippers of Ifrit and actively fight against their own kin that do worship Ifrit.
* In the ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' series the Divine Dragons are the only always friendly type of dragon and have the least prominent reptilian traits by far. They even have feathers and fur in
some sort appearances. On the opposite end, the dinosaur/crocodile looking Earth Dragons and serpentine Mage Dragons have always been enemy characters thus far. The enemy nation almost always make heavy use of humanoid predatory reptile.[[DragonRider Wyvern Riders]]. Playable Wyvern Riders often come from the enemy nation and later undergo a HeelFaceTurn.
* In ''VideoGame/GemsOfWar'', many of the enemies in the Mist of Scales region (a swamp, naturally) are reptilian people; the Lamia and Poison Master are SnakePeople, while the Scale Guard seems to be LizardFolk.
* The [[SnakePeople krait]] in ''VideoGame/GuildWars2'' are sadistic slavers with a taste for the flesh of their victims. They sacrifice humans (and the various other sapient races of the game) to their ancient prophets, who the krait believe will one day return and flood the world for them alone to rule - although the lore does point out that this society is the result of centuries of manipulation by power-hungry priests. They are the only enemy race to not have at least ''one'' friendly NPC anywhere in the game. (Between their culture and harsh upbringing, it might just be that any krait who decides MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch is killed.) On the other side of things, there are the four-armed Forgotten, who were devout followers of the human gods and allies of the benevolent dragon prophet, Glint, putting many of the latter's world-saving strategies into action; unfortunately, they appear to have been all but wiped out since the first game, with the only remaining Forgotten having been [[TheCorruption turned into minions]] of the Elder Dragons. The [[FrogMen hylek and heket]] are more of a mixed bag, with different tribes serving as enemies or allies (the [[ColourCodedForYourConvenience more brightly-colored]], poisonous ones are generally more aggressive).
* The ''VideoGame/JazzJackrabbit'' series all feature rabbits as the heroes and turtles and lizards as the villains.
* In ''VideoGame/JeanneDArc'', the good guys are all mammalian (lions and dogs) while the only lizardmen units are [[BladeOnAStick lancers]] for the villains.
* The Reptids in ''VideoGame/TheLastStory'' serve as TheUsualAdversaries.
* Far more often than not, when they're not player-controlled, the [[LizardFolk Sakkra]] are usually quite ready to attack others, in the ''VideoGame/MasterOfOrion'' series.



* Subverted in ''VideoGame/ArcanumOfSteamworksAndMagickObscura''; the lizard people in the game, the Bedokkan, are introduced as [[AlwaysChaoticEvil a barbaric, primitive people]] who have captured an elf; the most obvious solution is to kill them all. However, with a bit of negotiation, you find that the Bedokkan are a peaceful-ish tribe of indigenous people with a threatened homeland, albeit one that is made up of 9-foot tall magic lizards.
* ''VideoGame/StarFox64'', along with (ab)using several other AnimalStereotypes, plays this trope straight. One of the members of the evil rival group, Star Wolf, is a chameleon called "Leon". Not only that, but the boss characters for Corneria's secret path and Area 6 look reptilian in their avatars. That said, the majority of the bosses and BigBad Andross are all apes of some variety. (According to the tie-in comic for the original Star Fox game that appeared in Nintendo Power, lizards are the native species of Venom and were enslaved by the evil Andross.) And [[VideoGame/StarFoxAdventures General Scales]], of course.
* In ''VideoGame/TyTheTasmanianTiger'', the main {{Mooks}} are frilled lizards. In the second game, however, a frilled lizard is the cook for Bush Rescue, and responds to Ty's surprise at seeing him with "Not all lizards are bad, you know!"
* From the ''[[VideoGame/SoulSeries SoulCalibur]]'' games:
** Lizardman, who was once a Spartan warrior named Aeon Calcos, but was later taken in by the Fygul Cestemus cult (who also created the {{golem}} Astaroth) and turned into a reptile.
** While Aeon reclaims his human memories, he makes efforts to not be seen during travels and only attacks those that may hold clues to Soul Edge (or if its related to Hephaestus, which [[BerserkButton triggers his primal rage]]). However, the corruption slowly eats away at his mind, erasing all human memories and leaving only a primal instinct and bloodlust, regressing to his BrainwashedAndCrazy persona seen in the first Calibur. The {{Mook|s}} variety (all humans as well) seems to suffer the same ordeal, though they were never freed from the brainwashing to begin with. By the time of ''4'', they all are back to their murderous rampages.
* ''VideoGame/XCOMUFODefense'' has the Snakemen aliens, who are best known for the [[DemonicSpiders Chrysallids]] that accompany them.
** The [[VideoGame/XCOMEnemyUnknown 2012 remake]] replaced the Snakemen with the "Thin Men", gene-engineered to look like humans on the surface though close-up inspection reveals snake eyes and other reptilian features. Their appearance recalls the Men in Black of UFO lore who threaten witnesses into silence, while also invoking the conspiracy theory claims of [[TheReptilians reptilian aliens that go around in human disguise (either as shapeshifters or with impressive fake human suits)]].
** ''VideoGame/XCOM2'', the sequel to ''Enemy Unknown'', introduces the Vipers, a race of cobra-hooded SnakePeople reminiscent of the Snakemen from the original game, albeit with a more feminine aesthetic (then again, the original Snakeman autopsy mentioned them carrying eggs). They are explicitly said to be the true form of the Thin Men's species, since the aliens (now having access to a better infiltration unit) stopped deploying Thin Men -- with the notable exception of the ADVENT Speaker.
* ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}'' and ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' generally uses snakes as evil creatures, though sometimes they are treated neutrally:
** The Druids of the Fang in the Wailing Caverns dungeon. They are a group of [[FaceHeelTurn formerly beneficent]] druids [[BrainwashedAndCrazy corrupted]] by [[TheVirus the Nightmare]] which is a manifestation of the will of the [[EldritchAbomination Old Gods]] within the [[DreamLand Emerald Dream]]. Their totem animal, which all of them could transform into during combat, was a Viper. This was in addition to their hench-animals Deviate Vipers, Deviate Raptors, Deviate Alligators, etc. Oh, and their leaders' names were Lord Pythas, Lord Serpentis, Lord Cobrahn, and Lady Anacondra. The expanded universe paints them in a slightly better light but none of this is seen in-game.
** Throughout the game, players also encounter winged snakes called wind serpents. These serpents are almost always hostile to the player.
** The most obviously evil wind serpent is the father of them all, Hakkar the Soulflayer. Hakkar is either an offspring of or manifestation of the will of the [[EldritchAbomination Old Gods]] and corrupted the entire jungle troll nation and damn near destroyed it completely. His hobbies included eating the souls and drinking the blood of those captured by his troll followers or, baring that, his followers themselves.
** The {{Naga}} are a powerful race of former elves [[ScaledUp transformed into snake-things]] by an [[EldritchAbomination Old God.]] Guess how friendly they are? ''Warcraft'' generally tries to show everyone except demons as being fairly morally neutral depending on what their leaders choose to do, but Naga get very few instances where they aren't being [[AlwaysChaoticEvil total jerks]] [[ForTheEvulz for the hell of it.]]
** There're even more nasty snakes in the expanded universe.
** The snake loa was never given the opportunity to do anything bad given what we see. The wind serpent loa is a rather nasty fellow, but not completely unjustified. He/she decides to spend his/her eternity as a now-incorporeal being torturing and murdering those who betrayed him over and over for shiggles. Then again, it does help you out, and they do sort of deserve it.
** Trolls of all subraces in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' are frequently shown to have deep connections to reptiles -- subverting this trope, since trolls are no more inherently evil than other player character races. Snakes are a common motif of troll architecture, and a troll vendor sells a variety of snake vanity pets. In ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}} III'', the troll Shadow Hunter hero unit summoned Serpent Wards. Trolls and tauren hold snakes to be somewhat sacred. For example, Arikara, the tauren avatar of vengeance, probably would have gone on to kill [[DevilInPlainSight Magratha]] for being a complete backstabbing jerkass (the implication is she lies to you when she tells you who its target is).
* Played mostly straight in the ''VideoGame/CrashBandicoot'' series. While the human scientists were the scheming and callous baddies (invoking the HumansAreBastards trope, as well), the mutated minions were the ones just doing the direct dirty work and nothing more... Komodo Joe (a Komodo Dragon) and Dingodile did nasty things too:
** Komodo Joe was said to run an illegal Cubic Zirconia fraud business, and the concepts released by the ''VideoGame/CrashTwinsanity'' developers showed that he would cheat Crash and Cortex out of Power Crystals while they ended up driving around a course in a car with no brakes. His very first concept documents suggest that he was originally supposed to be a reptile supremist on top of that.
** In the same game, Dingodile ends up hearing about the alleged treasure of the Evil Twins from Crash and Cortex, secretly follows them, makes base in the boiler rooms of the Academy of Evil, and ends up blasting Cortex out of said rooms when Cortex won't reveal where the treasure is to him (which is more a case of Cortex not understanding what he's asking for, anyway). He does appear in the handheld versions as a lackey of Cortex in ''VideoGame/CrashOfTheTitans'', but it does seem that Cortex trusts him a lot less.
* In the ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' series the Divine Dragons are the only always friendly type of dragon and have the least prominent reptilian traits by far. They even have feathers and fur in some appearances. On the opposite end, the dinosaur/crocodile looking Earth Dragons and serpentine Mage Dragons have always been enemy characters thus far.
** The enemy nation almost always make heavy use of [[DragonRider Wyvern Riders]]. Playable Wyvern Riders often come from the enemy nation and later undergo a HeelFaceTurn.
* ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou'' gives us Anguis and Draco Cantus, Megumi Kitaniji's Noise forms -- a giant snake and a five-headed dragon, respectively. Fitting, considering his {{Jerkass}} nature. (And, incidentally, his fondness for snakeskin suits.)

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* Subverted in ''VideoGame/ArcanumOfSteamworksAndMagickObscura''; the lizard people in the game, the Bedokkan, are introduced as [[AlwaysChaoticEvil a barbaric, primitive people]] who have captured ''Franchise/MortalKombat'': Let's hear it for Reptile! He's so abhorrent, he doesn't even need an elf; the most obvious solution actual name[[note]]''Mortal Kombat X'' reveals that his name is to kill them all. Syzoth[[/note]]. However, with he's actually a bit subversion as he's a severe case of negotiation, you find a [[Analysis/AntiVillain Woobie Anti-Villain]]; his whole goal was to prevent his race from becoming extinct, but his masters constantly screw over his goal. Doesn't help that the Bedokkan are Reptile's attitude is more or less a peaceful-ish tribe mentally deteriorating YesMan. Aside of indigenous people with a threatened homeland, albeit one him, there's also Khameleon, whose goal is to pull Reptile out of that is made up of 9-foot tall magic lizards.
* ''VideoGame/StarFox64'', along with (ab)using several other AnimalStereotypes, plays
service and repopulate the race together. Though he does play this trope straight. One of the members of the evil rival group, Star Wolf, is a chameleon called "Leon". Not only that, but the boss characters for Corneria's secret path and Area 6 look reptilian in their avatars. That said, the majority of the bosses and BigBad Andross are all apes of some variety. (According to the tie-in comic for the original Star Fox game that appeared in Nintendo Power, lizards are the native species of Venom and were enslaved by the evil Andross.) And [[VideoGame/StarFoxAdventures General Scales]], of course.
* In ''VideoGame/TyTheTasmanianTiger'', the main {{Mooks}} are frilled lizards. In the second game, however, a frilled lizard is the cook for Bush Rescue, and responds to Ty's surprise
straight at seeing him with "Not all lizards are bad, you know!"
* From the ''[[VideoGame/SoulSeries SoulCalibur]]'' games:
** Lizardman, who was once a Spartan warrior named Aeon Calcos, but was later taken in by the Fygul Cestemus cult (who also created the {{golem}} Astaroth) and turned into a reptile.
** While Aeon reclaims his human memories, he makes efforts to not be seen
times. First during travels and only attacks those that may hold clues to Soul Edge (or if its related to Hephaestus, which [[BerserkButton triggers his primal rage]]). However, the corruption slowly eats away at his mind, erasing all human memories and leaving only a primal instinct and bloodlust, regressing to his BrainwashedAndCrazy persona seen in the first Calibur. The {{Mook|s}} variety (all humans as well) seems to suffer the same ordeal, though they were never freed from the brainwashing to begin with. By the time of ''4'', they all are back to their murderous rampages.
* ''VideoGame/XCOMUFODefense'' has the Snakemen aliens, who are best known for the [[DemonicSpiders Chrysallids]] that accompany them.
** The [[VideoGame/XCOMEnemyUnknown 2012 remake]] replaced the Snakemen
SanitySlippage starting with the "Thin Men", gene-engineered ''Deadly Alliance'' due to look like humans on the surface though close-up inspection reveals snake eyes and other reptilian features. Their appearance recalls the Men in Black of UFO lore who threaten witnesses into silence, while also invoking the conspiracy theory claims of [[TheReptilians reptilian aliens that go around in human disguise (either as shapeshifters or failure to restore his race, with impressive fake human suits)]].
** ''VideoGame/XCOM2'', the sequel to ''Enemy Unknown'', introduces the Vipers, a race of cobra-hooded SnakePeople reminiscent of the Snakemen from the original game, albeit with a more feminine aesthetic (then again, the original Snakeman autopsy mentioned them carrying eggs). They are explicitly said to be the true form of the Thin Men's species, since the aliens (now having access to a better infiltration unit) stopped deploying Thin Men -- with the notable exception of the ADVENT Speaker.
* ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}''
his body becoming less and ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' generally uses snakes as evil creatures, though sometimes they are treated neutrally:
** The Druids of the Fang in the Wailing Caverns dungeon. They are a group of [[FaceHeelTurn formerly beneficent]] druids [[BrainwashedAndCrazy corrupted]] by [[TheVirus the Nightmare]] which is a manifestation of the will of the [[EldritchAbomination Old Gods]] within the [[DreamLand Emerald Dream]]. Their totem animal, which all of them could transform into
less humanoid. Then later during combat, was a Viper. This was in addition to their hench-animals Deviate Vipers, Deviate Raptors, Deviate Alligators, etc. Oh, and their leaders' names were Lord Pythas, Lord Serpentis, Lord Cobrahn, and Lady Anacondra. The expanded universe paints them in a slightly better light but none of this is seen in-game.
** Throughout the game, players also encounter winged snakes called wind serpents. These serpents are almost always hostile to the player.
** The most obviously evil wind serpent is the father of them all, Hakkar the Soulflayer. Hakkar is either an offspring of or manifestation of the will of the [[EldritchAbomination Old Gods]] and corrupted the entire jungle troll nation and damn near destroyed it completely. His hobbies included eating the souls and drinking the blood of those captured by
his troll followers or, baring that, his followers themselves.
** The {{Naga}} are a powerful race of former elves [[ScaledUp transformed into snake-things]] by an [[EldritchAbomination Old God.]] Guess how friendly they are? ''Warcraft'' generally tries to show everyone except demons as being fairly morally neutral depending on what their leaders choose to do, but Naga get very few instances
TheDogBitesBack non-canonical ending in ''9'', where they aren't being [[AlwaysChaoticEvil total jerks]] [[ForTheEvulz for the hell of it.]]
** There're even more nasty snakes in the expanded universe.
** The snake loa was never given the opportunity to do anything bad given what we see. The wind serpent loa is a rather nasty fellow, but not completely unjustified. He/she decides to spend his/her eternity as a now-incorporeal being torturing
he and his restored race become {{Omnicidal Maniac}}s, murdering those who betrayed him over and over for shiggles. Then again, it does help you out, and they do sort of deserve it.
** Trolls of all subraces in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' are frequently shown to have deep connections to reptiles -- subverting this trope, since trolls are no more inherently evil than
every other player character races. Snakes are a common motif of troll architecture, and a troll vendor sells a variety of snake vanity pets. In ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}} III'', the troll Shadow Hunter hero unit summoned Serpent Wards. Trolls and tauren hold snakes to be somewhat sacred. For example, Arikara, the tauren avatar of vengeance, probably would have gone on to kill [[DevilInPlainSight Magratha]] for being a complete backstabbing jerkass (the implication is she lies to you when she tells you who its target is).
* Played mostly straight in the ''VideoGame/CrashBandicoot'' series. While the human scientists were the scheming and callous baddies (invoking the HumansAreBastards trope, as well), the mutated minions were the ones just doing the direct dirty work and nothing more... Komodo Joe (a Komodo Dragon) and Dingodile did nasty things too:
** Komodo Joe was said to run an illegal Cubic Zirconia fraud business, and the concepts released by the ''VideoGame/CrashTwinsanity'' developers showed that he would cheat Crash and Cortex out of Power Crystals while they ended up driving around a course in a car with no brakes. His very first concept documents suggest that he was originally supposed to be a reptile supremist on top of that.
** In the same game, Dingodile ends up hearing about the alleged treasure of the Evil Twins from Crash and Cortex, secretly follows them, makes base in the boiler rooms of the Academy of Evil, and ends up blasting Cortex out of said rooms when Cortex won't reveal where the treasure is to him (which is more a case of Cortex not understanding what he's asking for, anyway). He does appear in the handheld versions as a lackey of Cortex in ''VideoGame/CrashOfTheTitans'', but it does seem that Cortex trusts him a lot less.
* In the ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' series the Divine Dragons are the only always friendly type of dragon and have the least prominent reptilian traits by far. They even have feathers and fur in some appearances. On the opposite end, the dinosaur/crocodile looking Earth Dragons and serpentine Mage Dragons have always been enemy characters thus far.
** The enemy nation almost always make heavy use of [[DragonRider Wyvern Riders]]. Playable Wyvern Riders often come from the enemy nation and later undergo a HeelFaceTurn.
* ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou'' gives us Anguis and Draco Cantus, Megumi Kitaniji's Noise forms -- a giant snake and a five-headed dragon, respectively. Fitting, considering his {{Jerkass}} nature. (And, incidentally, his fondness for snakeskin suits.)
Outworld species including ''[[WouldHurtAChild children]]''.



** Zigzagged in ''NeverwinterNights/ShadowsOfUndrentide''. Many of the antagonists for the expansion are reptiles, including a tribe of [[OurKoboldsAreDifferent kobolds]], their master the [[OurDragonsAreDifferent white dragon]] Tymofarrar, a {{medusa}} [[spoiler:who is the game's BigBad, Heurodis]], and the slave-taking [[LizardFolk asabi]] merchant Ashtara. The kobolds, however, are mostly PlayedForLaughs, Tymofarrar is surprisingly friendly, Ashtara eventually lets you go, and one of your companions is a good-hearted, loyal, [[SmallAnnoyingCreature only moderately annoying]] kobold bard, Deekin Scalesinger, who was popular enough to return in [[NeverwinterNights/HordesOfTheUnderdark the second expansion]], and again for [[TheCameo a cameo]] in the sequel.

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** Zigzagged in ''NeverwinterNights/ShadowsOfUndrentide''. Many of the antagonists for the expansion are reptiles, including a tribe of [[OurKoboldsAreDifferent kobolds]], their master the [[OurDragonsAreDifferent white dragon]] Tymofarrar, a {{medusa}} [[spoiler:who is the game's BigBad, Heurodis]], and the slave-taking [[LizardFolk asabi]] merchant Ashtara. The kobolds, however, are mostly PlayedForLaughs, Tymofarrar is surprisingly friendly, Ashtara eventually lets you go, and one of your companions is a good-hearted, loyal, [[SmallAnnoyingCreature [[SidekickCreatureNuisance only moderately annoying]] kobold bard, Deekin Scalesinger, who was popular enough to return in [[NeverwinterNights/HordesOfTheUnderdark the second expansion]], and again for [[TheCameo a cameo]] in the sequel.



* In ''VideoGame/JeanneDArc'', the good guys are all mammalian (lions and dogs) while the only lizardmen units are [[BladeOnAStick lancers]] for the villains.
* ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'':
** The Midgar Zolom from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' are early game in universe DemonicSpiders, 30-foot cobras who can one shot (120 damage) your under-leveled party trying cross marshes without Chocobo. Zolom can also use "Blown Away" knock one of party members away, thematically it's a big moment when once you cross the Marshes and discover [[spoiler: Sephiroth has [[https://i.ytimg.com/vi/YECESLXW2eA/maxresdefault.jpg shish kebabed]] one of the Zolom as a [[InvincibleVillain message]] to you]].
*** [=FFVII=] players tend to take [[CatharsisFactor petty revenge]] when they level up and go Zolom hunting to grind, and learn the "Beta" attack.
** Bangaa examples:
*** The Bangaa in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsAdvance'' are pretty cool guys, and have some incredibly badass job abilities. However, the NPC Bangaa in the game are almost all soldiers and jailers in the employ of the evil government.
*** In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' Vaan's adoptive father figure Migelo is a Bangaa. But, then you have Ba'gam'nan's all-Bangaa hit-squad after you. Tellingly they are common enemies while the [[WhatMeasureIsANonCute cuter tribes]] Viera, Moogle, and Nu mou are not. However, there are also a few friendly Bangaa [=NPCs=] outside of cities that will fight off enemies that are attacking you and will cast protective spells on your party as well, so Bangaa in general can play the trope straight and avert it at once.
*** Bangaas are the race best integrated within the humes, hence why they're so common in the game. Contrast with the [[PigMan Seeqs]] who also appear as enemies and are treated like second-rate citizens. Heck, ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsA2'' makes the Bangaa look more like well behaved citizens (with the usual thug here or there) while most of the Seeq are portrayed as villains, robbers, and all round gluttons with little (if any) redeeming qualities.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXI'' has a few different reptile and amphibian enemies, and none are on any peaceful terms (Half the time because [[HumansAreBastards people did something stupid]]):
*** The Lamiae are snake-women hybrids that routinely slay people and then raise the corpses to make an undead army.
*** The Mamool Ja are lizardmen who had once paid tribute to TheEmpire of Aht Urhgan, but have since tried to destroy it.
*** Poroggos are frogs that were able to walk due to [[AWizardDidIt magic]], and actually were nice to the Tarutaru, thinking they were on good terms with the main races... too bad Windurst got scared of talking, magic-casting frogs and tried to kill them all. Now the Poroggos go around and hit adventurers with party-wiping magic.
*** Quadav are {{turtle|Power}} beastmen who actually had a nice life and weren't very nasty. This all went to hell when Bastok started taking and destroying the Quadav's homes so that the Republic could get more resources. Now the Quadav attack anyone they see, defending their homes with extreme prejudice.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' have the Amalj'aa, a race of huge and burly black lizardmen that worship the primal, Ifrit, and they feed their god more power by kidnapping people and bringing them to him so he can [[BrainwashedAndCrazy temper]] them, effectively making them mindless slaves. While few in number, there are a handful of Amalj'aa that are not worshippers of Ifrit and actively fight against their own kin that do worship Ifrit.

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* In ''VideoGame/JeanneDArc'', The Lizards in ''VideoGame/{{Nibblers}}'' are orange reptilian creatures who see the good guys are all mammalian (lions and dogs) while the only lizardmen units are [[BladeOnAStick lancers]] for the villains.
* ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'':
** The Midgar Zolom from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' are early game in universe DemonicSpiders, 30-foot cobras who can one shot (120 damage) your under-leveled party trying cross marshes without Chocobo. Zolom can also use "Blown Away" knock one of party members away, thematically it's a big moment when once you cross the Marshes and discover [[spoiler: Sephiroth has [[https://i.ytimg.com/vi/YECESLXW2eA/maxresdefault.jpg shish kebabed]] one of the Zolom
fish protagonists as a [[InvincibleVillain message]] to you]].
*** [=FFVII=] players tend to take [[CatharsisFactor petty revenge]] when they level up and go Zolom hunting to grind, and learn the "Beta" attack.
** Bangaa examples:
*** The Bangaa in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsAdvance'' are pretty cool guys, and have some incredibly badass job abilities. However, the NPC Bangaa in the game are almost all soldiers and jailers in the employ of the evil government.
*** In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' Vaan's adoptive father figure Migelo is a Bangaa. But, then you have Ba'gam'nan's all-Bangaa hit-squad after you. Tellingly they are common enemies while the [[WhatMeasureIsANonCute cuter tribes]] Viera, Moogle, and Nu mou are not. However, there are also a few friendly Bangaa [=NPCs=] outside of cities that will fight off enemies that are attacking you and will cast protective spells on your party as well, so Bangaa in general can play the trope straight and avert it at once.
*** Bangaas are the race best integrated within the humes, hence why they're so common in the game. Contrast with the [[PigMan Seeqs]] who also appear as enemies and are treated like second-rate citizens. Heck, ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsA2'' makes the Bangaa look more like well behaved citizens (with the usual thug here or there) while most of the Seeq are portrayed as villains, robbers, and all round gluttons with little (if any) redeeming qualities.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXI'' has a few different reptile and amphibian enemies, and none are on any peaceful terms (Half the time because [[HumansAreBastards people did something stupid]]):
*** The Lamiae are snake-women hybrids that routinely slay people and then raise the corpses to make an undead army.
*** The Mamool Ja are lizardmen who had once paid tribute to TheEmpire of Aht Urhgan, but have since tried to destroy it.
*** Poroggos are frogs that were able to walk due to [[AWizardDidIt magic]], and actually were nice to the Tarutaru, thinking they were on good terms with the main races... too bad Windurst got scared of talking, magic-casting frogs and tried to kill them all. Now the Poroggos go around and hit adventurers with party-wiping magic.
*** Quadav are {{turtle|Power}} beastmen who actually had a nice life and weren't very nasty. This all went to hell when Bastok started taking and destroying the Quadav's homes so that the Republic could get more resources. Now the Quadav attack anyone they see, defending their homes with extreme prejudice.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' have the Amalj'aa, a race of huge and burly black lizardmen that worship the primal, Ifrit, and they feed their god more power by kidnapping people and bringing them to him so he can [[BrainwashedAndCrazy temper]] them, effectively
tasty meal, making them mindless slaves. While few in number, there are a handful of Amalj'aa that are not worshippers of Ifrit and actively fight against their own kin that do worship Ifrit.the bad guys.



* Far more often than not, when they're not player-controlled, the [[LizardFolk Sakkra]] are usually quite ready to attack others, in the ''VideoGame/MasterOfOrion'' series.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Contra}} Re Birth'' your enemies this time are the Neo Salamander Army trying to take over the Earth in the past and wipe out the Contra forces retroactively. But it isn't universal thanks to Plissken, one of the unlockable allies in your game who's a blue Salamander and [[spoiler:is also Colonel Salamander, the leader of the entire army who changed his evil ways and joined Contra to do good, or for revenge]].
* Yuuki Terumi, from ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'', going in tandem with his snake motif: His drive is called "Ouroboros" and for the most part, is a set of snake-like chains that are thrown around to drastically increase his mobility [[spoiler: which is also capable of inducing MindRape]]. His finishing move involves summoning a giant snake to consume the opponent.
* ''VideoGame/CityOfVillains'':
** This game features an enemy group called the Snakes, based in Mercy Island. Unlike most enemy groups (which are at least humanoid), the Snakes are anthropomorphic snakes who worship a deity called Stheno and wish to reclaim Mercy Island for themselves. Arachnos ends up using them as a test for new Destined Ones to see if they really have what it takes to be a supervillain. They tend to view these Snakes more as pests than anything else...
** ...Until you get to Operative Grillo's story arc in Grandville. You know those low level Snakes you stomped on as a newbie? [[spoiler:Snakes not only have a racial name (The S'lisur,) they're also descended from an Incarnate, which makes ''every single S'lisur'' partially an Incarnate. As in "Physical Embodiment of a ''God''" incarnate. And that Incarnate is ''still alive''. And she's ''PISSED'' that you've been killing her kids.]]
** Stheno is named after one of Medusa's unpleasant sisters in [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Greek Mythology]].
* Played back and forth in the ''VideoGame/{{Everquest}}'' series. In the original, the reptilian Iksar are evil, but the amphibian Frogloks can be either good or evil. In ''Everquest II'', the evil Frogloks have disappeared as a player character race, so they're now pure good, and the previously NPC Sarnak have become a PC Evil race... but the game also allows you to change from your starting alignment, so there are both good and evil Frogloks, Sarnak, and Iksar.
* Reptiles are all over the place as monsters in ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' such as Yawn the giant snake, Hunters and The Lurker (mutant frog) from [=RE0=].
* ''VideoGame/AgeOfWonders'' has the Lizard Men and the [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Draconians]]. Both are portrayed as savage and believing in survival of the fittest, but their morality is neutral rather than evil.
* While the Gorn in ''Franchise/StarTrek'' doesn't play this Trope straight, the ones in ''VideoGame/StarTrekOnline'' sure do, though it probably doesn't help that they've been conquered by the [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Klingons]].

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* Far more often than not, when they're not player-controlled, ''VideoGame/OutbreakTheNewNightmare'' has bipedal lizard mutants half the [[LizardFolk Sakkra]] are usually quite ready to attack others, PlayerCharacter's size. Said lizard mutants return in the ''VideoGame/MasterOfOrion'' series.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Contra}} Re Birth'' your enemies this time are the Neo Salamander Army trying to take over the Earth in the past and wipe out the Contra forces retroactively. But it isn't universal thanks to Plissken, one of the unlockable allies in your game who's a blue Salamander and [[spoiler:is also Colonel Salamander, the leader of the entire army who changed his evil ways and joined Contra to do good, or for revenge]].
* Yuuki Terumi, from ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'', going in tandem with his snake motif: His drive is called "Ouroboros" and for the most part, is a set of snake-like chains that are thrown around to drastically increase his mobility [[spoiler: which is also capable of inducing MindRape]]. His finishing move involves summoning a giant snake to consume the opponent.
* ''VideoGame/CityOfVillains'':
** This game features an enemy group called the Snakes, based in Mercy Island. Unlike most enemy groups (which are at least humanoid), the Snakes are anthropomorphic snakes who worship a deity called Stheno and wish to reclaim Mercy Island for themselves. Arachnos ends up using them as a test for new Destined Ones to see if they really have what it takes to be a supervillain. They tend to view these Snakes more as pests than anything else...
** ...Until you get to Operative Grillo's story arc in Grandville. You know those low level Snakes you stomped on as a newbie? [[spoiler:Snakes not only have a racial name (The S'lisur,) they're also descended from an Incarnate, which makes ''every single S'lisur'' partially an Incarnate. As in "Physical Embodiment of a ''God''" incarnate. And that Incarnate is ''still alive''. And she's ''PISSED'' that you've been killing her kids.]]
** Stheno is named after one of Medusa's unpleasant sisters in [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Greek Mythology]].
* Played back and forth in the ''VideoGame/{{Everquest}}'' series. In the original, the reptilian Iksar are evil, but the amphibian Frogloks can be either good or evil. In ''Everquest II'', the evil Frogloks have disappeared as a player character race, so they're now pure good, and the previously NPC Sarnak have become a PC Evil race... but the game also allows you to change from your starting alignment, so there are both good and evil Frogloks, Sarnak, and Iksar.
* Reptiles are all over the place as monsters in ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' such as Yawn the giant snake, Hunters and The Lurker (mutant frog) from [=RE0=].
* ''VideoGame/AgeOfWonders'' has the Lizard Men and the [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Draconians]]. Both are portrayed as savage and believing in survival of the fittest, but their morality is neutral rather than evil.
* While the Gorn in ''Franchise/StarTrek'' doesn't play this Trope straight, the ones in ''VideoGame/StarTrekOnline'' sure do, though it probably doesn't help that they've been conquered by the [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Klingons]].
''VideoGame/OutbreakPandemic''.



* ''VideoGame/{{Bug}}!'' has a stage named "[[MeaningfulName Reptilia]]". A ShiftingSandLand filled with snakes (which were cannon fodder) and horned lizards (which were [[InvincibleMinorMinion completely damn invincible]]). The boss: a giant horned lizard that would try to club Bug with its EpicFlail of a tongue. Thankfully, it was [[TacticalSuicideBoss stupid enough]] to cause boulders to roll into two [[BossArenaIdiocy conveniently-placed catapults]] on its arena.
* The [[SnakePeople krait]] in ''VideoGame/GuildWars2'' are sadistic slavers with a taste for the flesh of their victims. They sacrifice humans (and the various other sapient races of the game) to their ancient prophets, who the krait believe will one day return and flood the world for them alone to rule - although the lore does point out that this society is the result of centuries of manipulation by power-hungry priests. They are the only enemy race to not have at least ''one'' friendly NPC anywhere in the game. (Between their culture and harsh upbringing, it might just be that any krait who decides MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch is killed.) On the other side of things, there are the four-armed Forgotten, who were devout followers of the human gods and allies of the benevolent dragon prophet, Glint, putting many of the latter's world-saving strategies into action; unfortunately, they appear to have been all but wiped out since the first game, with the only remaining Forgotten having been [[TheCorruption turned into minions]] of the Elder Dragons. The [[FrogMen hylek and heket]] are more of a mixed bag, with different tribes serving as enemies or allies (the [[ColourCodedForYourConvenience more brightly-colored]], poisonous ones are generally more aggressive).
* The ''VideoGame/JazzJackrabbit'' series all feature rabbits as the heroes and turtles and lizards as the villains.
* The Reptids in ''VideoGame/TheLastStory'' serve as TheUsualAdversaries.
* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'':
** Koopas, a race of cartoony turtles that are one of the standard enemies in the series. BigBad [[Characters/SuperMarioBrosBowser Bowser]] is an odd [[MixAndMatchCritters turtle/dragon/ox...]] [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot thing.]] Koopas are somewhat odd, in that they're villainous reptiles that are still portrayed as cute.
** Outside of the Koopas, there's [[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2 Triclyde]] and both [[VideoGame/SuperMario3DWorld King and Queen Hissocrat]].
* In ''VideoGame/RiskOfRain'' the Lemurians are freaky Lizard Folk monsters who have quite a nasty bite. [[spoiler: Oddly enough, in the monster log, the survivor observes them to be quite peaceful, sapient and even cultured, fond of music in particular. Seems like whatever's stirring up a frenzy in the planetary wildlife and making it attack you didn't spare absolutely anything.]]

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* ''VideoGame/{{Bug}}!'' has a stage named "[[MeaningfulName Reptilia]]". A ShiftingSandLand filled with snakes (which were cannon fodder) Zigzagged in the ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' series. The snake species of Pokemon, Seviper and horned lizards (which were [[InvincibleMinorMinion completely damn invincible]]). The boss: Arbok, are both less than pleasant, based on their Pokedex descriptions. They're also commonly used by the villains in the games. However, you can also catch and train them for yourself. Notably, there are also a giant horned variety of other reptilian species of Pokemon, which can be used either by you or your opponents. Plus, the [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue first generation]] starters consist of a froglike [[CartoonCreature made-up reptile]], a lizard that would try to club Bug with its EpicFlail of becomes a tongue. Thankfully, it was [[TacticalSuicideBoss stupid enough]] to cause boulders to roll into two [[BossArenaIdiocy conveniently-placed catapults]] on its arena.
* The [[SnakePeople krait]] in ''VideoGame/GuildWars2''
dragon, and a turtle, and are sadistic slavers with a taste for the flesh of their victims. They sacrifice humans (and the various other sapient races of the game) to their ancient prophets, who the krait believe will one day return and flood the world for them alone to rule - although the lore does point out that this society is the result of centuries of manipulation by power-hungry priests. They are the only enemy race to not have at least ''one'' friendly NPC anywhere in the game. (Between their culture and harsh upbringing, it might just be that any krait who decides MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch is killed.) On the other side of things, there are the four-armed Forgotten, who were devout followers of the human gods and allies of the benevolent dragon prophet, Glint, putting many of the latter's world-saving strategies into action; unfortunately, they appear to have been all but wiped out since the first game, with the only remaining Forgotten having been [[TheCorruption turned into minions]] of the Elder Dragons. The [[FrogMen hylek and heket]] are more of a mixed bag, with different tribes serving as enemies or allies (the [[ColourCodedForYourConvenience more brightly-colored]], poisonous ones are generally more aggressive).
* The ''VideoGame/JazzJackrabbit'' series all feature rabbits as the heroes and turtles and lizards as the villains.
* The Reptids in ''VideoGame/TheLastStory'' serve as TheUsualAdversaries.
* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'':
** Koopas, a race of cartoony turtles that are one of the standard enemies in the series. BigBad [[Characters/SuperMarioBrosBowser Bowser]] is an odd [[MixAndMatchCritters turtle/dragon/ox...]] [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot thing.]] Koopas are somewhat odd, in that they're villainous reptiles that are still portrayed as cute.
** Outside of the Koopas, there's [[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2 Triclyde]] and both [[VideoGame/SuperMario3DWorld King and Queen Hissocrat]].
* In ''VideoGame/RiskOfRain'' the Lemurians are freaky Lizard Folk monsters who have quite a nasty bite. [[spoiler: Oddly enough, in the monster log, the survivor observes them to be quite peaceful, sapient and even cultured, fond of music in particular. Seems like whatever's stirring up a frenzy in the planetary wildlife and making it attack you didn't spare absolutely anything.]]
far from unpleasant.



* The slithzerikai (or "sliths") in the ''VideoGame/{{Exile}}[=/=]VideoGame/{{Avernum}}'' series play with this in the very first game. When you are exiled to the underground realm, you're informed that one of the enemies that threatens the subterranean kingdom is this race of lizard-people, making it seem like the trope is in effect. However, later you find a [[MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch town of sliths who do not follow the policies of the current leader, Sss-Thiss]]. It's Sss-Thiss who is responsible for the sliths turning warlike; before he came along, they were a peaceful people. In later games, the "darkling" sliths are a relative minority compared to the friendly ones; in fact, you can even make slith characters for your party.
* Zigzagged in the ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' series. The snake species of Pokemon, Seviper and Arbok, are both less than pleasant, based on their Pokedex descriptions. They're also commonly used by the villains in the games. However, you can also catch and train them for yourself. Notably, there are also a variety of other reptilian species of Pokemon, which can be used either by you or your opponents. Plus, the [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue first generation]] starters consist of a froglike [[CartoonCreature made-up reptile]], a lizard that becomes a dragon, and a turtle, and are far from unpleasant.

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* Reptiles are all over the place as monsters in ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' such as Yawn the giant snake, Hunters and The slithzerikai (or "sliths") Lurker (mutant frog) from [=RE0=].
* In ''VideoGame/RiskOfRain'' the Lemurians are freaky Lizard Folk monsters who have quite a nasty bite. [[spoiler: Oddly enough,
in the ''VideoGame/{{Exile}}[=/=]VideoGame/{{Avernum}}'' series play with this monster log, the survivor observes them to be quite peaceful, sapient and even cultured, fond of music in particular. Seems like whatever's stirring up a frenzy in the very first game. When you are exiled to the underground realm, you're informed that one of the enemies that threatens the subterranean kingdom is this race of lizard-people, planetary wildlife and making it seem like the trope is in effect. However, later attack you find a [[MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch town of sliths who do not follow the policies of the current leader, Sss-Thiss]]. It's Sss-Thiss who is responsible for the sliths turning warlike; before he came along, they were a peaceful people. In later games, the "darkling" sliths are a relative minority compared to the friendly ones; in fact, you can even make slith characters for your party.
* Zigzagged in the ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' series. The snake species of Pokemon, Seviper and Arbok, are both less than pleasant, based on their Pokedex descriptions. They're also commonly used by the villains in the games. However, you can also catch and train them for yourself. Notably, there are also a variety of other reptilian species of Pokemon, which can be used either by you or your opponents. Plus, the [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue first generation]] starters consist of a froglike [[CartoonCreature made-up reptile]], a lizard that becomes a dragon, and a turtle, and are far from unpleasant.
didn't spare absolutely anything.]]



* ''Videogame/FallenLondon'': The Bishop of Southwark is a definite believer in this trope, as when "breeding" animals to assist in his crusade against Devils, he has zero compunctions shooting your creation and berating you if the creature you get's a snake. This is even more noticeable when you find out the man's outright enthusiastic when presented with fire-breathing lobsters. [[spoiler:Naturally, the animal he seeks, the Hound of Heaven, really ''is'' a snake (though a particularly angelic-looking one). He resigns himself to it by the end, taking the irony as a test, and deciding he doesn't care how hilarious the Devils find it.]]
* In ''VideoGame/GemsOfWar'', many of the enemies in the Mist of Scales region (a swamp, naturally) are reptilian people; the Lamia and Poison Master are SnakePeople, while the Scale Guard seems to be LizardFolk.
* The PC FightingGame ''Battle Beast'' had a villainous "Toadman" and you got bonus points for squishing toads.
* In ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsII'', the Demon of Song looks like a giant frog when its "mouth" is closed. When the mouth opens, it reveals its true ghastly face and long spindly arms. The face is the only vulnerable part of the demon since the frog body is {{Nigh Invulnerab|ility}}le. [[spoiler:It also has a surprisingly beautiful singing voice.]]
* Zigzagged in ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'', while a lot of Trandoshans are enemies and evil, Qyzen Fess is a Jedi Consular companion character and friend of a Jedi Master (even if he still hunts Wookiees), and even [[spoiler:comes back with a large group of elite Trandoshan hunters to aid the building Alliance]] in the new expansion.
* The Moon Tribe from ''VideoGame/DustAnElysianTail'' plays this straight at first, then subverts it. You meet the reptilian Fuse as the first boss, a pyromaniac orchestrating monster attacks on the nearby village, however, after killing him you're informed he was warped into insanity by the armor he donned to keep him alive. When you finally meet the Moonblood as a whole, you learn they're friendly and relatively pacifistic, but are the victims of hated from General Gaius and his unnamed master because they believe in this trope (despite having no justification) to such an extent that they're trying to commit genocide and harboring Moonblood results in entire townships being slaughtered.
* The Lizards in ''VideoGame/{{Nibblers}}'' are orange reptilian creatures who see the fish protagonists as a tasty meal, making them the bad guys.



* Invoked and defied in ''VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX''. A human clothing store owner refuses to let the reptilian Ma-non enter her shop due to a preexisting phobia of Earth reptiles. This is despite the Ma-non looking like miniature Gungans with floppy dog-like "ears" with thoroughly non-malicious ManChild personalities. The player character has to bring word back about their helpfulness around New Los Angeles from people who have worked with them on a regular basis to convince the store owner that it's worth suppressing her phobia to let them shop there.
* Used very subtly in ''VisualNovel/CodeRealize''. The walking stick of Jimmy A. Aleister is topped with a metal decoration in the shape of a serpent's head. In his default sprite he has his hand closed over it, making it easy to miss, but after he reveals himself as a villain he holds it prominently forward, making it obvious.
* ''VideoGame/OutbreakTheNewNightmare'' has bipedal lizard mutants half the PlayerCharacter's size.
** Said lizard mutants return in ''VideoGame/OutbreakPandemic''.

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* Invoked From the ''[[VideoGame/SoulSeries SoulCalibur]]'' games:
** Lizardman, who was once a Spartan warrior named Aeon Calcos, but was later taken in by the Fygul Cestemus cult (who also created the {{golem}} Astaroth)
and defied in ''VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX''. A turned into a reptile.
** While Aeon reclaims his
human clothing store owner refuses memories, he makes efforts to let the reptilian Ma-non enter her shop due to a preexisting phobia of Earth reptiles. This is despite the Ma-non looking like miniature Gungans with floppy dog-like "ears" with thoroughly non-malicious ManChild personalities. The player character has to bring word back about their helpfulness around New Los Angeles from people who have worked with them on a regular basis to convince the store owner not be seen during travels and only attacks those that it's worth suppressing her phobia may hold clues to let them shop there.
* Used very subtly in ''VisualNovel/CodeRealize''. The walking stick of Jimmy A. Aleister is topped with
Soul Edge (or if its related to Hephaestus, which [[BerserkButton triggers his primal rage]]). However, the corruption slowly eats away at his mind, erasing all human memories and leaving only a metal decoration primal instinct and bloodlust, regressing to his BrainwashedAndCrazy persona seen in the shape of a serpent's head. In his default sprite he has his hand closed over it, making it easy first Calibur. The {{Mook|s}} variety (all humans as well) seems to miss, but after he reveals himself as a villain he holds it prominently forward, making it obvious.
* ''VideoGame/OutbreakTheNewNightmare'' has bipedal lizard mutants half
suffer the PlayerCharacter's size.
** Said lizard mutants return in ''VideoGame/OutbreakPandemic''.
same ordeal, though they were never freed from the brainwashing to begin with. By the time of ''4'', they all are back to their murderous rampages.



* ''VideoGame/StarFox64'', along with (ab)using several other AnimalStereotypes, plays this trope straight. One of the members of the evil rival group, Star Wolf, is a chameleon called "Leon". Not only that, but the boss characters for Corneria's secret path and Area 6 look reptilian in their avatars. That said, the majority of the bosses and BigBad Andross are all apes of some variety. (According to the tie-in comic for the original Star Fox game that appeared in Nintendo Power, lizards are the native species of Venom and were enslaved by the evil Andross.) And [[VideoGame/StarFoxAdventures General Scales]], of course.
* While the Gorn in ''Franchise/StarTrek'' doesn't play this Trope straight, the ones in ''VideoGame/StarTrekOnline'' sure do, though it probably doesn't help that they've been conquered by the [[ProudWarriorRace Klingons]].
* Zigzagged in ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'', while a lot of Trandoshans are enemies and evil, Qyzen Fess is a Jedi Consular companion character and friend of a Jedi Master (even if he still hunts Wookiees), and even [[spoiler:comes back with a large group of elite Trandoshan hunters to aid the building Alliance]] in the new expansion.
* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'':
** Koopas, a race of cartoony turtles that are one of the standard enemies in the series. BigBad [[Characters/SuperMarioBrosBowser Bowser]] is an odd [[MixAndMatchCritters turtle/dragon/ox...]] [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot thing.]] Koopas are somewhat odd, in that they're villainous reptiles that are still portrayed as cute.
** Outside of the Koopas, there's [[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2 Triclyde]] and both [[VideoGame/SuperMario3DWorld King and Queen Hissocrat]].
* In ''VideoGame/TyTheTasmanianTiger'', the main {{Mooks}} are frilled lizards. In the second game, however, a frilled lizard is the cook for Bush Rescue, and responds to Ty's surprise at seeing him with "Not all lizards are bad, you know!"
* Despite the villains, the Hierarchy, being TheGreys, ''VideoGame/UniverseAtWar'' still manages to pull this. What skin is exposed on the mostly-armored Grunts is visibly scaly if you get a good look at it, and the Brutes are something between The Greys and some sort of humanoid predatory reptile.
* ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}'' and ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' generally uses snakes as evil creatures, though sometimes they are treated neutrally:
** The Druids of the Fang in the Wailing Caverns dungeon. They are a group of [[FaceHeelTurn formerly beneficent]] druids [[BrainwashedAndCrazy corrupted]] by [[TheVirus the Nightmare]] which is a manifestation of the will of the [[EldritchAbomination Old Gods]] within the [[DreamLand Emerald Dream]]. Their totem animal, which all of them could transform into during combat, was a Viper. This was in addition to their hench-animals Deviate Vipers, Deviate Raptors, Deviate Alligators, etc. Oh, and their leaders' names were Lord Pythas, Lord Serpentis, Lord Cobrahn, and Lady Anacondra. The expanded universe paints them in a slightly better light but none of this is seen in-game.
** Throughout the game, players also encounter winged snakes called wind serpents. These serpents are almost always hostile to the player.
** The most obviously evil wind serpent is the father of them all, Hakkar the Soulflayer. Hakkar is either an offspring of or manifestation of the will of the [[EldritchAbomination Old Gods]] and corrupted the entire jungle troll nation and damn near destroyed it completely. His hobbies included eating the souls and drinking the blood of those captured by his troll followers or, baring that, his followers themselves.
** The {{Naga}} are a powerful race of former elves [[ScaledUp transformed into snake-things]] by an [[EldritchAbomination Old God.]] Guess how friendly they are? ''Warcraft'' generally tries to show everyone except demons as being fairly morally neutral depending on what their leaders choose to do, but Naga get very few instances where they aren't being [[AlwaysChaoticEvil total jerks]] [[ForTheEvulz for the hell of it.]]
** There're even more nasty snakes in the expanded universe.
** The snake loa was never given the opportunity to do anything bad given what we see. The wind serpent loa is a rather nasty fellow, but not completely unjustified. He/she decides to spend his/her eternity as a now-incorporeal being torturing and murdering those who betrayed him over and over for shiggles. Then again, it does help you out, and they do sort of deserve it.
** Trolls of all subraces in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' are frequently shown to have deep connections to reptiles -- subverting this trope, since trolls are no more inherently evil than other player character races. Snakes are a common motif of troll architecture, and a troll vendor sells a variety of snake vanity pets. In ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}} III'', the troll Shadow Hunter hero unit summoned Serpent Wards. Trolls and tauren hold snakes to be somewhat sacred. For example, Arikara, the tauren avatar of vengeance, probably would have gone on to kill [[DevilInPlainSight Magratha]] for being a complete backstabbing jerkass (the implication is she lies to you when she tells you who its target is).
* ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou'' gives us Anguis and Draco Cantus, Megumi Kitaniji's Noise forms -- a giant snake and a five-headed dragon, respectively. Fitting, considering his {{Jerkass}} nature. (And, incidentally, his fondness for snakeskin suits.)
* ''VideoGame/XCOMUFODefense'' has the Snakemen aliens, who are best known for the [[DemonicSpiders Chrysallids]] that accompany them.
** The [[VideoGame/XCOMEnemyUnknown 2012 remake]] replaced the Snakemen with the "Thin Men", gene-engineered to look like humans on the surface though close-up inspection reveals snake eyes and other reptilian features. Their appearance recalls the Men in Black of UFO lore who threaten witnesses into silence, while also invoking the conspiracy theory claims of [[TheReptilians reptilian aliens that go around in human disguise (either as shapeshifters or with impressive fake human suits)]].
** ''VideoGame/XCOM2'', the sequel to ''Enemy Unknown'', introduces the Vipers, a race of cobra-hooded SnakePeople reminiscent of the Snakemen from the original game, albeit with a more feminine aesthetic (then again, the original Snakeman autopsy mentioned them carrying eggs). They are explicitly said to be the true form of the Thin Men's species, since the aliens (now having access to a better infiltration unit) stopped deploying Thin Men -- with the notable exception of the ADVENT Speaker.
* Invoked and defied in ''VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX''. A human clothing store owner refuses to let the reptilian Ma-non enter her shop due to a preexisting phobia of Earth reptiles. This is despite the Ma-non looking like miniature Gungans with floppy dog-like "ears" with thoroughly non-malicious ManChild personalities. The player character has to bring word back about their helpfulness around New Los Angeles from people who have worked with them on a regular basis to convince the store owner that it's worth suppressing her phobia to let them shop there.







* A rather generous amount of reptilian or amphibious antagonists show up in the ''Machinima/GamingAllStars'' series. To elaborate, there’s [[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros Bowser and numerous members of the Koopa Troop]] (Turtles), [[VideoGame/{{Rampage}} Lizzie]] (Collossal Killer Lizard), and [[VideoGame/PrimalRage Diablo]] (Demon resembling a T-Rex) in ''The Ultimate Crossover'' and ''Remastered''. [[VideoGame/Spyro2RiptosRage Gulp, Ripto]] (Vaguely saurian beings), [[VideoGame/MarioParty Koopa Kid]] (Another Turtle), [[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2 Wart]] (Frog), and [[VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry King K Rool]] (Crocodile) appear in [[AdaptedOut just]] ''The Ultimate Crossover''. [[VideoGame/StarFoxAdventures General Scales and the Sharpclaw]] (Anthropmorphic Theropod Dinosaurs), [[VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry2DiddysKongQuest Captain K Rool and the Kremlings]] (Also Crocodiles), and [[spoiler: [[VideoGame/GodOfWar the Hydra]] (Serpentine Abomination)]] are eligible for this trope in ''2''.

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* A rather generous amount of reptilian or amphibious antagonists show up in the ''Machinima/GamingAllStars'' series. To elaborate, there’s [[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros Bowser and numerous members of the Koopa Troop]] (Turtles), [[VideoGame/{{Rampage}} Lizzie]] (Collossal Killer Lizard), and [[VideoGame/PrimalRage Diablo]] (Demon resembling a T-Rex) in ''The Ultimate Crossover'' and ''Remastered''. [[VideoGame/Spyro2RiptosRage Gulp, Ripto]] (Vaguely saurian beings), [[VideoGame/MarioParty Koopa Kid]] (Another Turtle), [[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2 Wart]] (Frog), and [[VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry King K K. Rool]] (Crocodile) appear in [[AdaptedOut just]] ''The Ultimate Crossover''. [[VideoGame/StarFoxAdventures General Scales and the Sharpclaw]] (Anthropmorphic Theropod Dinosaurs), [[VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry2DiddysKongQuest Captain K K. Rool and the Kremlings]] (Also Crocodiles), and [[spoiler: [[VideoGame/GodOfWar the Hydra]] (Serpentine Abomination)]] are eligible for this trope in ''2''.



* ''Webcomic/EerieCuties'' has twin lizard boy bullies. And a nice girl Brooke Lynn who as a Melusine is sometimes considered scary by other students. She [[http://www.eeriecuties.com/d/20090930.html uses]] this intentionally [[BullyHunter on said bullies]], but is mostly shy about it.

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* ''Webcomic/EerieCuties'' has twin lizard boy bullies. And a nice girl Brooke Lynn who as a Melusine is sometimes considered scary by other students. She [[http://www.eeriecuties.com/d/20090930.html [[https://pixietrixcomix.com/eerie-cuties/2009-09-30 uses]] this intentionally [[BullyHunter on said bullies]], but is mostly shy about it.



* In a ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' webisode, one of the villains is a humanoid snake called [[http://heroeswiki.com/The_Constrictor the Constrictor]].

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* In a ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' webisode, one of the villains is a humanoid snake called [[http://heroeswiki.[[https://web.archive.org/web/20080718142108/http://heroeswiki.com/The_Constrictor the Constrictor]].



* The main characters in ''WesternAnimation/TheWuzzles'' were all obvious, easily identifiable MixAndMatchCritters. Background characters were less-obvious mixes. But the thing is ''only the antagonists'', BigBad Croc (crocodile/dinosaur) and his sidekicks Frizard (frog/lizard) and Brat (dragon/boar) sported any recognizably reptilian features. And aside from that, your guess is as good as ours what they were meant to be hybrids of. (Many fansites hold that they are, respectively, "half-crocodile/frog/lizard, half-''dragon''". Strange, given that all other Wuzzles were combinations of real animals.)

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* The main characters in ''WesternAnimation/TheWuzzles'' were all obvious, easily identifiable MixAndMatchCritters. Background characters were less-obvious mixes. But the thing is ''only the antagonists'', BigBad Croc (crocodile/dinosaur) Used and his sidekicks Frizard (frog/lizard) subverted with Harry Slime in ''WesternAnimation/AvengerPenguins''. Mainly a creepy henchman, but not outright evil and Brat (dragon/boar) sported any recognizably reptilian features. And aside from that, your guess is as good as ours what they were meant has frequent attacks of wanting to be hybrids of. (Many fansites hold that they are, respectively, "half-crocodile/frog/lizard, half-''dragon''". Strange, given that a good guy.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Bilby}}'', the eponymous bilby is introduced by running from a hungry monitor lizard, then on his journey to return an albatross chick to the sea, he encounters a snake, a frilled lizard and a bunch of crocodiles who
all other Wuzzles were combinations of real animals.)try to eat the chick.



* ''ComicBook/BuckyOHareAndTheToadWars'' concerns an interplanetary war between the Toads and various mammalian species. In one episode, a guy named Al Negator tries to get a job on Bucky's ship. As he's a shifty-looking reptile, the crew is generally suspicious. But Captain Bucky O'Hare hires him on anyway, making a big point of mentioning how he trusted the gunner Deadeye Duck, despite him being a pirate with somewhat questionable morals (and a duck). So it looks like a "beauty is on the inside" or "different doesn't mean bad" kind of Aesop... until ''Al betrays them'', steals classified info, and sabotages the ship!



* Usually played straight in ''WesternAnimation/ClassOfTheTitans'', except for the God of Harmony, who is a giant pink snake.
* Baron Silas [[MeaningfulName Greenback]], ArchEnemy of WesternAnimation/DangerMouse, is a toad with a penchant for {{greed}}.
* '''Extremely''' evident in ''WesternAnimation/TheGetAlongGang'', with Catchum Crocodile constantly bullying the gang, supported by his reluctant sidekick, Leland Lizard. Several episodes included a turtle named Braker as an ancillary member of the Gang, with the Cartoon Over-Analyzations blog describing him as "the Furry equivalent of a TokenMinority".



* In ''WesternAnimation/FishHooks'', the usual rules for this trope are inverted, with the geckos as antagonists and a friendly rattlesnake.
* ''Franchise/GIJoe'''s BigBad enemy is a [[WesternTerrorists terrorist organization]] called Cobra.
* In ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'', Viper is a master thief. Though she sometimes works with Jackie and the crew, she is still a thief and still steals (and is occasionally given a WhatTheHellHero by Jackie).
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' had Franchise/TheFlash attempt to stop the [[MineralMacGuffin Heart of Darkness]], a purple crystal that enclosed the vengeful spirits of an evil ancient race of {{snake people}} called the Ophidians who attempted to destroy humanity by possessing anyone who touched it. Also counts as DarkIsEvil as the Ophidians worshiped the moon and preferred the night over the light, which transfers over to the spirits' possession being broken through [[WeakenedbytheLight intense light]] and main attempt to destroy humanity by destroying the sun. Any herpetologist will tell you that since snakes are cold-blooded, they need warm environments to increase their metabolism as they can't regulate their own body heat. Cold environments like the sunless night would make them more sluggish.



* '''Extremely''' evident in ''WesternAnimation/TheGetAlongGang'', with Catchum Crocodile constantly bullying the gang, supported by his reluctant sidekick, Leland Lizard. Several episodes included a turtle named Braker as an ancillary member of the Gang, with the Cartoon Over-Analyzations blog describing him as "the Furry equivalent of a TokenMinority".
* ''WesternAnimation/TopWing'' does it pretty blatantly. There are four crocodile characters in the series, and all of them are evil. The only good reptile is...surprise, surprise...a turtle.
* ''Franchise/GIJoe'''s BigBad enemy is a [[WesternTerrorists terrorist organization]] called Cobra.
* ''ComicBook/BuckyOHareAndTheToadWars'' concerns an interplanetary war between the Toads and various mammalian species. In one episode, a guy named Al Negator tries to get a job on Bucky's ship. As he's a shifty-looking reptile, the crew is generally suspicious. But Captain Bucky O'Hare hires him on anyway, making a big point of mentioning how he trusted the gunner Deadeye Duck, despite him being a pirate with somewhat questionable morals (and a duck). So it looks like a "beauty is on the inside" or "different doesn't mean bad" kind of Aesop... until ''Al betrays them'', steals classified info, and sabotages the ship!
* ''[[Franchise/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice Sam & Max]]'' subverts this, wherein the titular duo adopt [[SewerGator a discarded baby alligator]] and nurture it to full size. Despite (or [[CloudCuckoolander perhaps because of]]) the terror a giant alligator invokes in [[TheBigRottenApple their hometown]], they have no qualms with keeping it indefinitely, treating the car-sized monstrosity like a common house pet. [[PetMonstrosity The gator obliges.]]

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* '''Extremely''' evident in ''WesternAnimation/TheGetAlongGang'', with Catchum Crocodile constantly bullying The main villains of ''WesternAnimation/{{Kissyfur}}'' are two alligators, Floyd and Jolene, always trying to catch the gang, supported by his reluctant sidekick, Leland Lizard. Several episodes included a turtle named Braker as an ancillary member cubs to eat them.
* Discussed in one episode of ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPandaLegendsOfAwesomeness'' where one
of the Gang, [[MonsterOfTheWeek villains]] was a cobra named Fu-xi who was once a noble and brave warrior that defended others with his skills and fear-inducing venom. However, when he and his kind are persecuted by others out of fear and paranoia, he becomes hateful towards all "two-leggers" and tries to convince Viper (after saving her from some paranoid villagers who also attacked her for being a snake) to ally with him so they could take their revenge by infecting the valley with his enhanced venom and leave all non-snake kind in perpetual terror. Playing the FakeDefector, Viper leads Fu-xi along, pretending to be his apprentice until she is able to locate the venom and stop his plans from taking fruition. Afterwards, the once fearful village accepts her and treat her as a hero.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard'', you can expect which reptiles will be aligned
with the Cartoon Over-Analyzations blog describing him as "the Furry equivalent of a TokenMinority".
* ''WesternAnimation/TopWing'' does
Lion Guard depending on their stereotype. And thus reptilian villains have been crocodiles, cobras, skinks, and monitor lizards. When it pretty blatantly. There are four crocodile characters in comes to crocodiles, however, this trope is zig-zagged and even deconstructed. The show seems to make the series, and all of them are evil. The effort to avoid this only good reptile is...surprise, surprise...a turtle.
on [[PoisonIsEvil non-venomous reptiles]].
* ''Franchise/GIJoe'''s BigBad enemy ''WesternAnimation/LittlestPetShop1995'': Delilah the monitor lizard is a [[WesternTerrorists terrorist organization]] called Cobra.
* ''ComicBook/BuckyOHareAndTheToadWars'' concerns an interplanetary war between
recurring villain always plotting to eat the Toads and various mammalian species. In one episode, other animals.
* Subverted with the snake Natalie rescues from the animal testing lab in ''WesternAnimation/MissionHill''. It plays it up as
a guy named Al Negator tries monster that wants to get a job on Bucky's ship. As eat Baby Nameless, but it turns out he's a shifty-looking reptile, the crew is generally suspicious. But Captain Bucky O'Hare hires him on anyway, making a big point of mentioning how he trusted the gunner Deadeye Duck, despite him being a pirate really friendly and [[IJustWantToHaveFriends just wants to be loved]].
* Played
with somewhat questionable morals (and a duck). So in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' with reptilian creatures, as it looks seems for every evil reptile such as Cipactli or the cockatrice, there's a good one like Steven Magnet or Spike. Dragons as a "beauty is on whole are for the inside" or "different doesn't mean bad" kind most part neutral, save for a couple of Aesop... until ''Al betrays them'', steals classified info, truly malignant ones.
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'' features a snake named Savio as an antagonist. However, there's also a friendly alligator named Roger
and sabotages the ship!
some friendly chameleons.
* ''[[Franchise/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice ''[[WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfSamAndMaxFreelancePolice Sam & Max]]'' subverts this, wherein the titular duo adopt [[SewerGator a discarded baby alligator]] and nurture it to full size. Despite (or [[CloudCuckoolander perhaps because of]]) the terror a giant alligator invokes in [[TheBigRottenApple their hometown]], they have no qualms with keeping it indefinitely, treating the car-sized monstrosity like a common house pet. [[PetMonstrosity The gator obliges.]]]]
* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' with Bart's one-off pet snake "Strangles". The instruction manual declares it's pointless to name them because "snakes have poor hearing and live only to strangle", but Strangles is actually friendly to and protective of Bart (the one time he strangles anyone is Homer... to defend Bart from being strangled). In the end Bart is forced to choose between Strangles and Santa's Little Helper, and when he picks the latter Strangles is heartbroken:
--> '''Strangles[[note]][[ItMakesSenseInContext (Translated from tongue-flicks in subtitles)]][[/note]]:''' If he breaks your heart again, don't bother calling me! ...Oh who am I kidding? I'll always be there for you.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheSwanPrincess'' had evil alligators, and a heroic turtle.
* ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'':
** In the ''Anime/TransformersHeadmasters'' episode "Rebellion on Planet Beest" (''sic''), the reptiles, amphibians, and fish on a planet of {{Beast M|an}}en [[LesCollaborateurs side with the Decepticons]]. It's up to the mammals and birds to form [[LaResistance a rebellion]].
** Several Decepticons in the Generation One had reptilian alternate modes, as well as the Dinobots and Sky Lynx (who, despite his name, turned into a dragon) on the Autobot's side.
** ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'', as explained in the toy section.



* Usually played straight in ''WesternAnimation/ClassOfTheTitans'', except for the God of Harmony, who is a giant pink snake.
* Played straight in the ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' two-parter episode "For Whom the Bell Klangs": the reptile Klang is trying to find a legendary superweapon and TakeOverTheWorld. To make him even more abhorrent, he is revealed to be, [[spoiler: not a lizard as he appears, but a giant ''snake''. Shocking, considering that the rest of the population of the world are bipedal, anthropomorphic animals]].

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* Usually played straight in ''WesternAnimation/ClassOfTheTitans'', except for the God of Harmony, who is a giant pink snake.
*
''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'':
**
Played straight in the ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' two-parter episode "For Whom the Bell Klangs": the reptile Klang is trying to find a legendary superweapon and TakeOverTheWorld. To make him even more abhorrent, he is revealed to be, [[spoiler: not a lizard as he appears, but a giant ''snake''. Shocking, considering that the rest of the population of the world are bipedal, anthropomorphic animals]].



** ''Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'' ([[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 2003]]): Two fused villains use a time scepter to transport the turtles in separate time periods for revenge. Leonardo is dropped in Miyamoto Usagi's universe and is attacked by two animal riders because of this trope. Leonardo himself invokes this trope when battling the ruthless Daimyo, Lord Hebi, a giant snake: "It's guys like you that give us honorable reptiles a bad name!"
* Baron Silas [[MeaningfulName Greenback]], ArchEnemy of ''WesternAnimation/DangerMouse'', is a toad with a penchant for {{greed}}.
* ''WesternAnimation/TUFFPuppy'' has Francisco the crocodile, a member of [[FunWithAcronyms DOOM]], and [[{{Shapeshifting}} The Chameleon]].
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' had Franchise/TheFlash attempt to stop the [[MineralMacGuffin Heart of Darkness]], a purple crystal that enclosed the vengeful spirits of an evil ancient race of {{snake people}} called the Ophidians who attempted to destroy humanity by possessing anyone who touched it. Also counts as DarkIsEvil as the Ophidians worshiped the moon and preferred the night over the light, which transfers over to the spirits' possession being broken through [[WeakenedbytheLight intense light]] and main attempt to destroy humanity by destroying the sun. Any herpetologist will tell you that since snakes are cold-blooded, they need warm environments to increase their metabolism as they can't regulate their own body heat. Cold environments like the sunless night would make them more sluggish.

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** ''Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'' ([[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 2003]]): Two [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 The 2003 series]] has two fused villains use a time scepter to transport the turtles in to separate time periods for revenge. Leonardo is dropped in [[ComicBook/UsagiYojimbo Miyamoto Usagi's Usagi]]'s universe and is attacked by two animal riders because of this trope. Leonardo himself invokes this trope when battling the ruthless Daimyo, Lord Hebi, a giant snake: "It's guys like you that give us honorable reptiles a bad name!"
* Baron Silas [[MeaningfulName Greenback]], ArchEnemy of ''WesternAnimation/DangerMouse'', is a toad with a penchant for {{greed}}.
* ''WesternAnimation/TUFFPuppy'' has Francisco the crocodile, a member of [[FunWithAcronyms DOOM]], and [[{{Shapeshifting}} The Chameleon]].
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' had Franchise/TheFlash attempt to stop the [[MineralMacGuffin Heart of Darkness]], a purple crystal that enclosed the vengeful spirits of an evil ancient race of {{snake people}} called the Ophidians who attempted to destroy humanity by possessing anyone who touched it. Also counts as DarkIsEvil as the Ophidians worshiped the moon and preferred the night over the light, which transfers over to the spirits' possession being broken through [[WeakenedbytheLight intense light]] and main attempt to destroy humanity by destroying the sun. Any herpetologist will tell you that since snakes are cold-blooded, they need warm environments to increase their metabolism as they can't regulate their own body heat. Cold environments like the sunless night would make them more sluggish.
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* Used and subverted with Harry Slime in ''WesternAnimation/AvengerPenguins''. Mainly a creepy henchman, but not outright evil and has frequent attacks of wanting to be a good guy.
* Discussed in one episode of ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPandaLegendsOfAwesomeness'' where one of the [[MonsterOfTheWeek villains]] was a cobra named Fu-xi who was once a noble and brave warrior that defended others with his skills and fear-inducing venom. However, when he and his kind are persecuted by others out of fear and paranoia, he becomes hateful towards all "two-leggers" and tries to convince Viper (after saving her from some paranoid villagers who also attacked her for being a snake) to ally with him so they could take their revenge by infecting the valley with his enhanced venom and leave all non-snake kind in perpetual terror. Playing the FakeDefector, Viper leads Fu-xi along, pretending to be his apprentice until she is able to locate the venom and stop his plans from taking fruition. Afterwards, the once fearful village accepts her and treat her as a hero.
* ''WesternAnimation/LittlestPetShop1995'': Delilah the monitor lizard is a recurring villain always plotting to eat the other animals.
* Subverted with the snake Natalie rescues from the animal testing lab in ''WesternAnimation/MissionHill''. It plays it up as a monster that wants to eat Baby Nameless, but it turns out he's really friendly and [[IJustWantToHaveFriends just wants to be loved]].

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* Used ''WesternAnimation/TopWing'' does it pretty blatantly. There are four crocodile characters in the series, and subverted with Harry Slime in ''WesternAnimation/AvengerPenguins''. Mainly a creepy henchman, but not outright evil and has frequent attacks all of wanting to be a them are evil. The only good guy.
reptile is...surprise, surprise...a turtle.
* Discussed in one ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'':
** In the ''Anime/TransformersHeadmasters''
episode of ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPandaLegendsOfAwesomeness'' where one of "Rebellion on Planet Beest" (''sic''), the [[MonsterOfTheWeek villains]] was a cobra named Fu-xi who was once a noble reptiles, amphibians, and brave warrior that defended others with his skills and fear-inducing venom. However, when he and his kind are persecuted by others out fish on a planet of fear and paranoia, he becomes hateful towards all "two-leggers" and tries to convince Viper (after saving her from some paranoid villagers who also attacked her for being a snake) to ally with him so they could take their revenge by infecting the valley with his enhanced venom and leave all non-snake kind in perpetual terror. Playing the FakeDefector, Viper leads Fu-xi along, pretending to be his apprentice until she is able to locate the venom and stop his plans from taking fruition. Afterwards, the once fearful village accepts her and treat her as a hero.
* ''WesternAnimation/LittlestPetShop1995'': Delilah the monitor lizard is a recurring villain always plotting to eat the other animals.
* Subverted
{{Beast M|an}}en [[LesCollaborateurs side with the snake Natalie rescues from Decepticons]]. It's up to the animal testing lab in ''WesternAnimation/MissionHill''. It plays it up as a monster that wants to eat Baby Nameless, but it turns out he's really friendly mammals and [[IJustWantToHaveFriends just wants birds to be loved]].form [[LaResistance a rebellion]].
** Several Decepticons in the Generation One had reptilian alternate modes, as well as the Dinobots and Sky Lynx (who, despite his name, turned into a dragon) on the Autobot's side.
** ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'', as explained in the toy section.
* ''WesternAnimation/TUFFPuppy'' has Francisco the crocodile, a member of [[FunWithAcronyms DOOM]], and [[{{Shapeshifting}} The Chameleon]].



* The main villains of ''WesternAnimation/{{Kissyfur}}'' are two alligators, Floyd and Jolene, always trying to catch the cubs to eat them.
* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' with Bart's one-off pet snake "Strangles". It's instruction manual declares it's pointless to name them because "snakes have poor hearing and live only to strangle", but Strangles is actually friendly to and protective of Bart (the one time he strangles anyone is Homer... to defend Bart from being strangled). In the end Bart is forced to choose between Strangles and Santa's Little Helper, and when he picks the latter Strangles is heartbroken:
--> '''Strangles[[note]][[ItMakesSenseInContext (Translated from tongue-flicks in subtitles)]][[/note]]:''' If he breaks your heart again, don't bother calling me! ...Oh who am I kidding? I'll always be there for you.
* Played with in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' with reptilian creatures, as it seems for every evil reptile such as Cipactli or the cockatrice, there's a good one like Steven Magnet or Spike. Dragons as a whole are for the most part neutral, save for a couple of truly malignant ones.
* In ''WesternAnimation/FishHooks'', the usual rules for this trope are inverted, with the geckos as antagonists and a friendly rattlesnake.
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'' features a snake named Savio as an antagonist. However, there's also a friendly alligator named Roger and some friendly chameleons.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard'', you can expect which reptiles will be aligned with the Lion Guard depending on their stereotype. And thus reptilian villains have been crocodiles, cobras, skinks, and monitor lizards. When it comes to crocodiles, however, this trope is zig-zagged and even deconstructed. The show seems to make the effort to avoid this only on [[PoisonIsEvil non-venomous reptiles]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'', Viper is a master thief. Though she sometimes works with Jackie and the crew, she is still a thief and still steals (and is occasionally given a WhatTheHellHero by Jackie).
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Bilby}}'', the eponymous bilby is introduced by running from a hungry monitor lizard, then on his journey to return an albatross chick to the sea, he encounters a snake, a frilled lizard and a bunch of crocodiles who all try to eat the chick.

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* The main villains of ''WesternAnimation/{{Kissyfur}}'' are two alligators, Floyd characters in ''WesternAnimation/TheWuzzles'' were all obvious, easily identifiable MixAndMatchCritters. Background characters were less-obvious mixes. But the thing is ''only the antagonists'', BigBad Croc (crocodile/dinosaur) and Jolene, always trying to catch the cubs to eat them.
* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' with Bart's one-off pet snake "Strangles". It's instruction manual declares it's pointless to name them because "snakes have poor hearing
his sidekicks Frizard (frog/lizard) and live only to strangle", but Strangles is actually friendly to and protective of Bart (the one time he strangles anyone is Homer... to defend Bart from being strangled). In the end Bart is forced to choose between Strangles and Santa's Little Helper, and when he picks the latter Strangles is heartbroken:
--> '''Strangles[[note]][[ItMakesSenseInContext (Translated from tongue-flicks in subtitles)]][[/note]]:''' If he breaks your heart again, don't bother calling me! ...Oh who am I kidding? I'll always be there for you.
* Played with in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' with
Brat (dragon/boar) sported any recognizably reptilian creatures, features. And aside from that, your guess is as it seems for every evil reptile such as Cipactli or the cockatrice, there's a good one like Steven Magnet or Spike. Dragons as a whole are for the most part neutral, save for a couple of truly malignant ones.
* In ''WesternAnimation/FishHooks'', the usual rules for this trope are inverted, with the geckos as antagonists and a friendly rattlesnake.
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'' features a snake named Savio as an antagonist. However, there's also a friendly alligator named Roger and some friendly chameleons.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard'', you can expect which reptiles will
ours what they were meant to be aligned with the Lion Guard depending on their stereotype. And thus reptilian villains have been crocodiles, cobras, skinks, and monitor lizards. When it comes to crocodiles, however, this trope is zig-zagged and even deconstructed. The show seems to make the effort to avoid this only on [[PoisonIsEvil non-venomous reptiles]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'', Viper is a master thief. Though she sometimes works with Jackie and the crew, she is still a thief and still steals (and is occasionally
hybrids of. (Many fansites hold that they are, respectively, "half-crocodile/frog/lizard, half-''dragon''". Strange, given a WhatTheHellHero by Jackie).
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Bilby}}'', the eponymous bilby is introduced by running from a hungry monitor lizard, then on his journey to return an albatross chick to the sea, he encounters a snake, a frilled lizard and a bunch of crocodiles who
that all try to eat the chick.other Wuzzles were combinations of real animals.)


Reptiles Are Abhorrent is fairly common, but it's far from {{omnipresent|Tropes}}, so '''do not list aversions'''. Also, remember that for it to be a subversion, the audience must be set up to expect it before it is shown not to be the case. There are enough non-abhorrent reptiles in fiction that it would be a waste of time and space to list them all. Also, this is a SuperTrope of SnakesAreSinister and NeverSmileAtACrocodile, so examples specific to snakes or crocodilians should go to their respective sub-trope and not here.

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Reptiles Are Abhorrent is fairly common, but it's far from {{omnipresent|Tropes}}, so '''do not list aversions'''. Also, remember that for it to be a subversion, the audience must be set up to expect it before it is shown not to be the case. There are enough non-abhorrent reptiles in fiction that it would be a waste of time and space to list them all. Also, this is a SuperTrope of SnakesAreSinister and SnakesAreSinister, NeverSmileAtACrocodile, and MaliciousMonitorLizard, so examples specific to snakes snakes, crocodilians, or crocodilians monitor lizards should go to their respective sub-trope and not here.


** Subverted in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsOnline'' where the Lamia people of intelligent anthropomorph snake-women are all rather helpful - they only hate and attack the Dark Elves because those took their eggs. The player has a chance to ally with them and they are true to their promises and offer aid in the final battle.

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** Subverted in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsOnline'' where the Lamia people of intelligent anthropomorph snake-women are all rather helpful - they only hate and attack the Dark Wood Elves because those took their eggs. The player has a chance to ally with them and they are true to their promises and offer aid in the final battle.


* In ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'' most of the Arcobaleno have cute mammals or birds as their pets. What do the {{greed}}y [[MeaningfulName Viper]] and MadScientist Verde get? A frog which can turn into a lizard which can bit its tail Ouroboros-style and an alligator, respectively.

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* In ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'' ''Manga/Reborn2004'' most of the Arcobaleno have cute mammals or birds as their pets. What do the {{greed}}y [[MeaningfulName Viper]] and MadScientist Verde get? A frog which can turn into a lizard which can bit its tail Ouroboros-style and an alligator, respectively.



* ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'' treats snakes as this universally. Trey Scales was TheLoad to the original Freedom Fighters who betrayed them for no reason, and even said "I'm a snake, it's(evil) totally in my nature." Later Mordred Hood, a subordinate of Dr. Robotnik was a cowardly usurper of a snake who used a mechanical body to move around in lieu of limbs.

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* ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'' ''ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehogArchieComics'' treats snakes as this universally. Trey Scales was TheLoad to the original Freedom Fighters who betrayed them for no reason, and even said "I'm a snake, it's(evil) totally in my nature." Later Mordred Hood, a subordinate of Dr. Robotnik was a cowardly usurper of a snake who used a mechanical body to move around in lieu of limbs.


* In ''Ultimate Muscle'' there's Shockodile (Pumpinator's Grandfather).

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* In ''Ultimate Muscle'' ''Anime/UltimateMuscle'' there's Shockodile (Pumpinator's Grandfather).



** Killer Croc, one of Franchise/{{Batman}}'s most brutal enemies depending on who's writing for him, is a man with a bizarre skin condition that gives him the appearance and toughness of a crocodile. He has Crocodile-like habits in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' as well. Although there's at least one continuity where he gets to go off and live in peace with Comicbook/SwampThing. Croc also sometimes appoints himself protector of sewer-dwelling homeless and runaways. Later depictions of him have him behaving much more {{beast|Man}}-like than before (he has grown a freakin' tail), due to a virus injected in him by Hush; now he's often engaging in cannibalism. This is lampshaded in a backup story in ''Legends of the Dark Knight'', where he realizes that as he's becoming stronger and tougher the more animalistic he gets, he's also losing his humanity. He kidnaps a scientist to try and reverse the changes, but when she reveals that there is no way, he loses what little self control he had left and eats her.

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** Killer Croc, one of Franchise/{{Batman}}'s most brutal enemies depending on who's writing for him, enemies, is a man with a bizarre skin condition that gives him the appearance and toughness of a crocodile. He has Crocodile-like habits in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' as well. Although there's at least one continuity where he gets to go off and live in peace with Comicbook/SwampThing. Croc also sometimes appoints himself protector of sewer-dwelling homeless and runaways. Later depictions of him have him behaving much more {{beast|Man}}-like than before (he has grown a freakin' tail), due to a virus injected in him by Hush; now he's often engaging in cannibalism. This is lampshaded in a backup story in ''Legends of the Dark Knight'', where he realizes that as he's becoming stronger and tougher the more animalistic he gets, he's also losing his humanity. He kidnaps a scientist to try and reverse the changes, but when she reveals that there is no way, he loses what little self control he had left and eats her.



** [[spoiler: Sobek the crocodile man from ''52'', who turns out to be the vessel of an EldritchAbomination that hails from Apokolips that embodies famine.]]

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** [[spoiler: Sobek the crocodile man from ''52'', the ''52'' series, who turns out to be the [[spoiler:the vessel of an EldritchAbomination that hails from Apokolips that embodies famine.]]famine]].



** In ''ComicBook/SupermanFamily'' #174, an alien race of serpent men attempts to subjugate mankind by mind-controlling ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} into working for them.
** In ''ComicBook/PowerGirl1988'', Kather, one of the servants of the BigBad, is a horn-headed, green snake-man.



* In ''Comicbook/SonicTheComic'', the Crimson Cobra is a cobra wearing mechanical arms who owned an EvilInc, and opposed the Chaotix.

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* In ''Comicbook/SonicTheComic'', ''ComicBook/SonicTheComic'', the Crimson Cobra is a cobra wearing mechanical arms who owned an EvilInc, and opposed the Chaotix.

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* In ''Film/JustOneOfTheGuys'', the character billed as "Reptile" is constantly showing off his collection of lizards and amphibians. They are not well-received.

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