"Rise of the Winged Serpent"

Films: Q-The Winged Serpent (1982)

Alias: None

Type: Mystical

Location: Civilized area

Height/Weight: That of a small fighter plane.

Affiliation: Neutral

Summary: It seems that any foreign God needs to be a villain for us dumbass Americans. Including the reptilian ones. Especially the reptilian ones. At least we gave this one a nice film.

History: After centuries of dormancy, the Aztec Goddess Quetzalcoatl has been brought back by pagan worship and sacrifice. Now, she inhabits the Chrysler building, nurturing an egg and picking off anyone who happens to be below the shadow of her wings.

Notable Kills: Nothing special.

Final Fate: After her young is gunned down the moment it hatches, Quetzalcoatl and the humans engage in a shootout on the Chrysler that ends with her dying from blood loss and bullet wounds. However, she happened to lay a second egg elsewhere...

Powers/Abilities: None

Weakness: Anything conventional.

Scariness Factor: 4-Quetzalcoatl is essentially reimagined as a western dragon with a bird-like face. She is also very capable of snatching you out of the sky and tossing you to your doom in all her stop-motion glory.

Trivia: -According to the writer-director, Larry Cohen, he got the idea when he looked at the Chrysler building, and quipped about how it'd make for a good nesting location.

-The final shootout was done without a permit. Those sirens? They were genuine responses by authorities at the wiseacres waving guns at nothing in particular.

Image Gallery

Cry...scream...and actually read a book on Aztec mythology, you hacks!

Today, Quetzalcoatl takes New York!
An Aztec Monster in New York.

She's not a hugger. Only a swooper.
Worse of all, she has HANDS in the actual film! With thumbs!

"You're not the babysitter I hired!"
Turns out, dad came with the kids for the sequel that happened...right?

Just rest. You fought well to the end for your child.