List of fictional snakes

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President Snakes from the 2015 nerd-folk album of the same name is five snakes running as one fictional politician.

This List of fictional snakes is subsidiary to the list of fictional animals and is a collection of various notable serpentine characters that appear in various works of fiction. It is limited to well-referenced examples of snakes in literature, music, film, television, comics, animation and video games.


Name Work Author Notes
Asmodeus Poisonteeth Redwall Brian Jacques A giant Adder who lived in an old sandstone quarry north-east of Redwall Abbey.
Anthony J. Crowley Good Omens Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman Originally named Crawly. He is a main character as the snake-demon who tempted Eve, though he spends most of the novel in human form.
Kaa The Jungle Book Rudyard Kipling An Indian Python.
Nag & Nagaina Rikki Tikki Tavi Rudyard Kipling King Cobras.
Nagini Harry Potter J.K. Rowling Voldemort’s giant python-viper hybrid
Jörmungandr Skaldic poem Húsdrápa The midgard serpant that would kill Thor in Ragnorak.
Salmissra The Belgariad and Mallorea David Eddings Originally queen of Nyissa, Salmissra was turned into a giant serpent by Polgara the Sorceress


Name Song(s) Musician Notes
President Snakes "President Snakes" songs from the 2015 nerd-folk album President Snakes The Doubleclicks President Snakes is a fictional politician made up of five snakes running for the United States presidential election. She ends up losing but winning the swing states.
Hissing Sid "Captain Beaky", a single from the album Captain Beaky and His Band Keith Michell The single reached Number 5 in the UK pop charts in 1980. "Hissing Sid is Innocent" subsequently became a popular catchphrase.


Name Work Notes
Pyton Pyton A pantomime comic by Jan Romare about a man who has a python as a pet. [1]
Snake Snake Tales A comic strip written by Australian cartoonist Allan Salisbury also known as Sols.
Snavely Pogo From Walt Kelly's Pogo, friend to Li'l Mouse.


Name Film Notes
Adder The Animals of Farthing Wood
Ayame Sohma Fruits Basket The Snake of the Chinese zodiac, and Yuki's older brother.
Blue Racer The Blue Racer A blue snake.
Craig Slithers[2] Sanjay and Craig Sanjay's anthropomorphic pet snake who he met in a pet store, but does not like to be called just a pet.
Cobra Happy Tree Friends A cobra that bit Toothy at his arm when he tried to make a tent in "Take a Hike".
Cy Sly Ovide and the Gang A small python who acts as the series' antagonist.
Ju-Ju Princess and the Frog The snake that belongs to Mama Odie.
Malcho Aladdin A giant flying serpent who is an enemy of Thundra and (later) Iago and Aladdin
Master Viper Kung Fu Panda A Green Tree Viper and member of the Furious Five
Messina Freddy as F.R.O.7 A sorceress and one of the two main antagonists (along with El Supremo) of Freddy the frog
Rattlesnake Jake Rango A rattlesnake who was one of the antagonists in the film.
Karai Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012 TV series) Karai was originally Hamato Miwa until Shredder stole her and raised her to be a Foot ninja. Later, finding out Hamato Yoshi (Splinter) is her father, she joins the Turtles. During an episode, Shredder and Splinter duel until she is knocked into a mutagen container, and mutated into a serpent with snakes for hands.
Sir Hiss Robin Hood Consillour of King John in the 1973 Disney movie "Robin Hood".
Slips Python My Gym Partner's a Monkey An easy-going, street-talking green tree python.
Ushari The Lion Guard An Egyptian cobra.


Name Show Notes
Mara Doctor Who A being of pure hatred, anger and greed, and requires the fear of its victims to survive. It exists in the minds of its victims and can transmit itself telepathically, although it can also physically manifest as a giant snake.
Nigel Vegetable Soup A pet boa constrictor belonging to an African-American boy named Martin in a "Real People" serial from the series.
Sammy the Snake Sesame Street The famous muppet snake who looks and sounds just like the letter S.

Video games[edit]

Name Game Notes
Dendar the Night Serpent Forgotten Realms a Snake from the campaign setting for the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game.
Coily Q*bert A snake character hatched from the purple ball once it reaches the bottom of Q*bert's pyramid; conquerable by Q*bert jumping on a disc, luring Coily the snake to jump off the pyramid to his doom.
Rattle Shake Skylanders: Swap Force
Rattle and Roll Snake Rattle 'n' Roll Two snake characters, one is red and the other is blue, the player(s) need to control the snake(s) through 11 isometric levels. The object in each level is to eat enough Nibbley Pibbleys to gain enough weight to ring a bell on top of a weighing machine located at the end of the level.
Genghis and Atilla Sneaky Snakes Two snake characters that are on a journey to save Sonia Snake from the Nasty Nibbler. Game is a sequel to Snake Rattle 'n' Roll.
Rattly the Rattlesnake Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest and Donkey Kong Land 2 An animal buddy snake character that is rebelling against the Kremlings for ruining his home island, he went on the good side to help Diddy and Dixie to save Donkey Kong from Kaptain K. Rool.
Histup Banjo-Kazooie A snake character that is a pet to Rubee the snake charmer.
Trowzer Yooka-Laylee A snake character that going to support Yooka and Laylee by selling and teaching them new moves, for a fee of course.
Noodle Snake Pass (video game) A coral snake who is the protagonist of a puzzle/platforming game on multiple platforms. Has a hummingbird friend named Doodle that helps him along the way with advice.

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