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“Look into my eyesss, give up your mind, I will control you.”
— Hypnobrai when hypnotizing someone.

The Hypnobrai are a tribe of Serpentine, based on the speckled cobra with a hint of rattlesnake as well. They have the ability to hypnotize people at will, thus making their tribe name a pun on the word "hypnotize."

Distinguishing features

  • All Hypnobrai have a cobra-like hood, with the Soldiers, Warriors, and Generals having a full cobra head.
  • The head mold of their Scouts and Soldiers are the same as the ones of the Venomari.
  • Their colors are generally blue, yellow, and medium/dark gray.
  • Their eyes are red, with concentric circle patterns resembling a large spiral; these patterns rotate whenever the Hypnobrai begin hypnotizing their opponent(s).

Power

The Hypnobrai have the power of hypnotism. They rattle their tails and stare at the victim, and if the victim happens to look their way, they are placed under their control. This is usually a direct enslavement, but the Hypnobrai can also plant post-hypnotic commands, turning the victim into a sleeper agent as Skales did with Cole. In this state, the Hypnobrai can see through their victim's eyes, and enforce their hypnotic control at any time.

The Hypnobrai Staff has anti-venom that will undo the hypnotic spell. They have a protective second eyelid over their eyes, for when they are not hypnotizing someone.

Weaknesses

The Hypnobrai's hypnotic stare only works if they can make eye contact with a victim for a certain period of time. As such, avoiding eye contact will prevent one from becoming hypnotized, but the difficulty of fighting blind can be a hindrance. In "All of Nothing," Kai trained himself to fight with his eyes closed in order to avoid losing his advantage over the Hypnobrai, while in "Ninjaball Run," Zane simply turned his head around to avoid being hypnotized by Rattla.

Another way to avoid the Hypnobrai's gaze is to attack them or otherwise break their concentration, as Skales did during his battle against Slithraa in the Slither Pit in "Home." However, the Hypnobrai can still induce partial hypnosis in their victims if interrupted, as seen when Skales attempted to hypnotize Cole in "Rise of the Snakes;" although the hypnosis was interrupted, Skales was still able to see through Cole's eyes at will and actively command him to attack the other Ninja when they attacked Lloyd's new treehouse base.

The most beneficial means of circumventing Hypnobrai hypnotism is to use a reflective surface to bounce their gaze back at them—not only does this negate their attempt to hypnotize their victim, but it also leaves them suggestible to commands. Lloyd Garmadon inadvertently discovered this weakness when Slithraa accidentally reflected his hypnotic gaze onto himself with the surface of an icicle, allowing Lloyd to gain control of the Hypnobrai through their brainwashed general.

Tomb

The Hypnobrai Tomb is located in the Frozen Wasteland, and the inside of the tomb is entirely made of ice.

Trivia

  • The Hypnobrai were the first snake tribe to appear in Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu. It is also the first and, so far, only tribe to have seen a revolt, or a Slither Pit duel to determine a new General.
  • Their name is derived from the word "Hypnosis," due to it being their main trait. It may also stem from cobra, which they resemble, such that the name comes from Hypnobra plus the suffix -ai.
LEGO Ninjago Characters Hypnobrai

LEGO Ninjago Characters Hypnobrai

  • The Hypnobrai have the lowest number of Warriors seen in the series—they never appear to have more than one at any given time, and Slithraa disappears from the series after "The Snake King," leaving the Hypnobrai ranks to be filled entirely by Soldiers and Scouts.
  • When they rattle their tail and tilt their head, that warns people that they will be put in a hypnotic trance, thus they will be able to avoid their glare.
  • Chen's staff appears to have a Hypnobrai tail.
  • The Character Trailer for the Hypnobrai misspells them as the "Hybnobrai."
  • It appears that the higher the rank within the Hypnobrai tribe, the darker the blue coloring a Serpentine has.

Notable Members

Gallery

Serpentine Abilities

Hypnobrai Hypnotism · Fangpyre Bite · Anacondrai Invisibility · Constrictai Grip · Venomari Venom · Vermillion Reconstruction

Characters

Ninja

Master Wu · Master Lloyd · Kai · Nya · Jay · Cole · Zane
Allies: Misako · Falcon · Cyrus Borg · P.I.X.A.L. · Ronin · Dareth
Former Members: Master Garmadon

Skulkin

Samukai · Wyplash · Kruncha · Frakjaw · Chopov · Nuckal · Krazi · Bonezai

Serpentine

Anacondrai: Arcturus · Pythor · Anacondrai Generals · Anacondrai Serpent
Fangpyre: Fangtom · Fangdam · Fang-Suei · Snappa
Venomari: Acidicus · Lizaru · Spitta · Lasha · Zoltar
Constrictai: Skalidor · Bytar · Chokun · Snike
Hypnobrai: Skales · Slithraa · Mezmo · Rattla · Selma · Skales Jr.
Other: The Great Devourer · Clancee

Pirates

Leader: Captain Soto
First Mate · No-Eyed Pete

Stone Army

Creator: The Overlord
General Kozu · Giant Stone Warrior · Stone Warrior · Stone Swordsman · Stone Scout

Nindroids

General Cryptor · Nindroid Drone · Nindroid Warrior · Min-Droid

Anacondrai Cultists

Leader: Chen
Clouse · Zugu · Eyezor · Kapau · Chope · Krait · Sleven

Elemental Masters

Current Elemental Masters: Ash · Bolobo · Chamille · Gravis · Griffin Turner · Jacob Pevsner · Karlof · Neuro · Paleman · Skylor · Tox
Previous Elemental Masters: Cole's Grandfather · Griffin Turner's Grandfather · Jay's Mother · Master of Gravity · Master of Ice · Master of Light · Master of Shadow · Master of Sound · Maya · Ray · Skylor's Mother

Ghost Warriors

Leader: The Preeminent
Morro · Chain Master Wrayth · Blade Master Bansha · Scythe Master Ghoultar · Bow Master Soul Archer
Ghost Ninja: Attila · Hackler · Howla · Ming · Spyder · Wooo
Ghost Warriors: Cowler · Cyrus · Ghurka · Pitch · Pyrrhus · Wail · Yokai

Sky Pirates

Leader: Nadakhan
Flintlocke · Dogshank · Doubloon · Monkey Wretch · Clancee · Bucko · Squiffy · Cyren · Skeleton Figurehead

Temple of Airjitzu Ghosts

Master Yang · Yang's Students

Shadow Army

Leader: Clouse

Vermillion

Creators: Acronix · Krux
Machia · Raggmunk · Blunck · Vermin · Rivett · Slackjaw · Tannin · Buffmillion

Sons of Garmadon

Leaders: Harumi · Lord Garmadon
Killow · Ultra Violet · Mr. E · Luke Cunningham · Chopper Maroon · Mohawk · Sawyer · Scooter · Buffer · "Snake Jaguar" · Colossus

Dragon Hunters

Leader: Heavy Metal
Jet Jack · Skullbreaker · Arkade · Muzzle · Daddy No Legs · Chew Toy · Talon · Nitro · "Rocky Dangerbuff" · "Dangerbuff Junior" · Stalwart Dangerbuff
Former Members: Iron Baron

Oni

Leader: The Omega
Former Members: Mistaké

Blizzard Samurai

Leader: Ice Emperor
General Vex

Pyro Vipers

Leader: Aspheera
Char · Pyro Destroyer · Pyro Slayer · Pyro Whipper

Non-Canon

Quartet of Villains · Evil Bees · Gahrann the Dreamer · Hibiki · Ice Serpent · Kirchonn the Invincible · Mask of Malice · Time Ninja · Lar · Seliel · Seliel's Father · Neido

Creatures

Grundles · Spykor · Starteeth · The Leviathan · Treehorns · Craglings · Mud Monsters · Geoatomic Rock Monsters · Ice Serpent · Wallipers · Colossus
Dragons: Firstbourne · Fire Dragon (Realm of Oni and Dragons) · Lightning Dragon · Earth Dragon · Ice Dragon (Realm of Oni and Dragon) · Slab · Stormbringer · Stormbringer's Baby · Wind Dragon
Elemental Dragons: Golden Dragon · Elemental Earth Dragon · Elemental Fire Dragon · Elemental Form Dragon · Elemental Gravity Dragon · Elemental Lightning Dragon · Elemental Metal Dragon · Elemental Mind Dragon · Elemental Nature Dragon · Elemental Poison Dragon · Elemental Shadow Dragon · Elemental Smoke Dragon · Elemental Speed Dragon · Titanium Dragon · Elemental Water Dragon · Morro Dragon · Elemental Creation Dragon
Fusion Dragons: Ultra Dragon · Hydro Electric Dragon · Fusion Dragon

Other

Antonia · Brad Tudabone · Carridi · Cathy · Claire · Cliff Gordon · Clutch Powers · Cole's Mother · Cragger · Dr. Berkman · Dr. Julien · Ed · Edna · Emperor of Ninjago · Empress of Ninjago · First Spinjitzu Master · Fenwick · Finn · Fred Finley · Gayle Gossip · Gene · Genn · Echo Zane · Harumi's Mother · Hageman Brothers · Harumi's Father · Hibiki · Hutchins · Jesper · Juggernaut · Khanjikhan · Khanjikhan's Father · Laval · Lil' Nelson · Lou · Mistaké · Mrs. Grumbmiller · Night Watchman · Nobu · Noonan · O'Doyle · Oni · Patty Keys · Postman · Restaurant Owner · Robo Usher 3000 · Rodrigo · Royal Guards · Rufus MacAllister · Warden Noble · Sally · Simon · Tai-D · Tommy · Tour Bus Driver · Phantom Ninja · Rachel Sparrow · Sparring Robot · Suzie Wheeler · The Mechanic · Wohira · Master Whoosh · Dr. Yost
Bizarro Ninja: Bizarro Cole · Bizarro Jay · Bizarro Zane · Bizarro Kai

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