“Love, ransom, and serpents”

Films: Hissss (2010)

Alias: None

Type: Mystical

Location: Jungle/Civilized Area

Height/Weight: Up to that of a small car.

Affiliation: Neutral, leaning on Good

Summary: Snakes aren't exactly the kind of animal you'd expect to be the romantic sort. But these aren't your typical serpents. This is the kind that will kill if it means being reunited with her love.

History: Since ancient times, the people of India have lived alongside the Nagas, snake-like entities that kill any who desecrate their turf and protect the innocent. Then one day, a man with brain cancer kidnapped a male in order to lure the female, the Nagin, and take her blood as a means of immortality. As he tortures the male, the Nagin must trek through town in the form of a woman to find him. Along the way though, she kills rapists, befriends some humans, and puts the law enforcement on a wild goose chase.

Notable Kills: Bites someone in her giant snake form several times over. Also, see Final Fate.

Final Fate: After her mate dies from all of the torture, the Nagin flies into a rage, and turns into a more lamia-like figure to dunk the man in the electric tank her mate was imprisoned in, killing him slowly. She then leaves, but not before blessing her human friend with his wife's fertility. She was last seen with a clutch of her own.

Powers/Abilities: Can take on the form of a human, a giant snake, a humanoid snake, and a half-human/half-snake hybrid. She can also grant, or take away, human female fertility.

Weakness: Loud noises, particularly the sound snake charmers make. Conventional means work too.

Scariness Factor: 4-Anyone who isn't a fan of snakes or body horror will surely want to retch every time the Nagin undergoes a visceral transformation. Also, she can be one violent creature if she wants to me. That said, the CGI is awful at times, and she ultimately wants the best for those who aren't rapists or murderers.

Trivia: -There was a whole documentary about this film's troubled production. It was even called "Despite the Gods".

-Related to the above, one of the reasons director Jennifer Lynch disowned this film was because she wanted it to be a complete romance film, but executive meddling turned it into a horror movie.

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