Films: Cry of the Winged Serpent (2005)
Alias: El Canjo
Location: Civilized Area/Desert
Height/Weight: That of an average biplane.
Summary: Don't you just want to make the bad guys pay? You tired of being nice? You just...okay, you probably know where this is going. But seriously, vengeance shouldn't be your first option. Otherwise, you end up with mishaps like this.
History: Long ago, the Mayans lived in fear of a monstrous winged serpent named El Canjo. The only way to control it was to use a magical crystal, which the beast's soul was put into. In the modern day, a young Hispanic man named Jesus ends up with his family killed by a drug cartel, but is given the crystal soon afterward. Jesus wastes no time in summoning the monster to destroy the cartel and whoever else he considers an enemy.
Notable Kills: Nothing special.
Final Fate: Eventually, the guilt Jesus experiences using the serpent proves too much for him, and he launches himself at a car to stop the mayhem. While he is no longer in possession of the crystal, a cop now is. Now, the police has a winged serpent at its disposal, hopefully for the greater good.
Powers/Abilities: If the serpent needs to get out of danger, it can just dissipate back into the crystal.
Weakness: Unknown, though one simply has to stop using the crystal.
Scariness Factor: 2.5-The CGI...dear lord, must we keep doing this? It sucks! But then of course, this is perhaps the most accurate depiction of a Mesoamerican winged serpent we’ve seen in a movie, thus far. Hence, it's impossible to stay mad at it. Also, whether it's a threat or not depends on the owner of the crystal, so just go with the sure thing and treat this beast like a Pokemon once you get your hands on that rock.
Trivia: -This film was directed by Jamie Wagner, which just so happens to be a pseudonym for Syfy b-movie veteran, Jim Wynorski.
-A major example of a Mayan winged serpent is Kukulkan, which is pretty much another version of Quetzalcoatl, as well as Q'uq'umatz of the K'iche' people. This feathered serpent's cult was the first to transcend ethnic and linguistic divisions among Mesoamericans.