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“We have come to cause suffering and pain! To end your civilization with the flames of torment!”
— An Elemental Cobra, after being asked their purpose in Ninjago City

The Pyro Vipers are an ancient Serpentine tribe revived and currently led by Aspheera to aid her in her conquest of Ninjago. Formerly, they lived in the Desert of Doom and were ruled by Mambo the Fifth. After Wu and Garmadon used the Scrolls of Forbidden Spinjitzu to stop Aspheera when she tried to overthrow Mambo the Fifth, she was sentenced to be locked in the Ancient Pyramid till her sins were forgotten.

Eventually, the tribe died off and their sarcophagi remained inside the pyramid. When the Ninja explored the pyramid and unwittingly released Aspheera, the pyramid's destruction revived and freed the rest of the Pyro Vipers. They gained the power of fire from the lava which released them from their sarcophagi.

Their goal was to exact revenge upon the boy who imprisoned Aspheera long ago by banishing him to the Never-Realm. They serve as the villainous faction of the first part of the eleventh season, the Fire Chapter.

History

The Pyro Vipers were originally a tribe of Serpentine that built pyramids and were ruled by King Mambo the Fifth. They had a truce saying that humans could not enter the valley that would become the Desert of Doom. One day, Wu and Garmadon entered the valley and were captured by Pyro Vipers; however, they were released by a Serpentine sorceress in service of the king who befriended Wu. Aspheera, the serpentine witch, was taught Spinjitzu by Wu.

Pyramid Valley

Afterwards, Aspheera overthrew Mambo the Fifth. Wu used the Scroll of Forbidden Spinjitzu to stop her, and put Mambo back into power who sentenced Aspheera to magical entombment.

Eventually, the tribe would die off and the Ancient Pyramid would be the last remnant of their culture.

Wasted True Potential

Zane saw them marching in his dream.

Questing for Quests

Once the news report is done, Vinny zooms in on the tablet of Aspheera.

The Belly of the Beast

Zane saw Aspheera in the Samurai X Cave 2.0 in another one of his dreams.

Boobytraps and How to Survive Them

The Ninja and Clutch Powers entered the Ancient Pyramid and accidentally released Aspheera from her tomb. After Clutch Powers refused to take her to Ninjago City, she caused the pyramid to erupt, nearly killing Powers. The Fire Fang then came out of the pyramid and Aspheera then went on top of its throne. The Fire Fang then took her to Ninjago City.

The News Never Sleeps

While Antonia and Lil' Nelson were delivering newspapers, they had to dodge Elemental Cobras as they went on a rampage through Ninjago City.

Ninja vs Lava

As the Ninja were escaping the Ancient Pyramid, they come across three sarcophagi of two Pyro Whippers and a Pyro Destroyer. Lava enters the room which empowers them and releases them from their sarcophagi. The Ninja are forced to fight them, but Jay jumps right into the action by performing Spinjitzu despite forgetting they are chained together which causes the Ninja to be part of Jay's Spinjitzu. Although they defeated the Pyro Vipers, the Ninja were chained together and had to jump their way out of the tomb.

Snaketastrophy

As NGTV is reporting live on "Snaketastrophy," Gayle Gossip decides to follow one of the Elemental Cobras which leads to Aspheera who recently discovered one of the Scrolls of Forbidden Spinjitzu. As Gayle is reporting their discoveries, she is caught by Aspheera and taken hostage.

Powerless

Aspheera and a few Elemental Cobras go to the Ninjago Museum of History to obtain the Scroll of Forbidden Spinjitzu.

Aspheera is able to steal the Scroll, and with the power of Forbidden Spinjitzu, she defeats the Ninja. She then resurrects the Pyro Vipers still in their sarcophagi and leads them out of the Museum while the Elemental Cobras were left to defeat the Ninja. However, Jake comes running in to shield the Ninja from protection, Kai followed and saved Jake while defeating the Elemental Cobras.

Ancient History

After obtaining the Scroll of Forbidden Spinjitzu, the Fire Fang used the Scroll in order to find the Treacherous Deceiver's scent. After finding his scent, Aspheera rides the Fire Fang to find him.

When Nya arrives to stop Aspheera, the Fire Fang fights back by spewing fire while Nya uses her elemental powers. While this is going on, Lloyd hops onto the Aspheera's Fire Fang and kicks her staff out of her hand. Lloyd and Aspheera snatched the staff at the same time, but Aspheera uses Spinjitzu to defeat Lloyd. With the plan failing, Nya and Lloyd are surrounded by the Pyro Vipers, but Zane bails them out when he arrives in his ShuriCopter.

Never Trust a Human

A brief story is given by Wu during a time when Man and Serpentine were enemies.

Under Siege

The Pyro Vipers begin their attack on the Monastery when the Fire Fang spewed fireballs at the Ninja and Wu. In response, P.I.X.A.L. initiated the defenses only for Aspheera to destroy them. The Fire Fang then obliterates the door causing the Ninja and Wu to flee into the Underground Base.

When the Pyro Vipers begin ransacking the Monastery, they are unable to find Wu, which causes Aspheera to eject a fireball at Char only for him to duck and hit the dart board, revealing the elevator to the Underground Base. Once Aspheera noticed, Char presses the button for them to get inside the elevator, but the elevator wouldn't open due to Aspheera accidently eradicating the button.

The Explorers Club

After getting inside the elevator of the Monastery, Aspheera and the Pyro Vipers try to break down the doors by slamming Elemental Cobras into it and while they were trying to break down the doors, she uses her magic to lift Char up and slam him to the door.

Vengeance is Mine!

The Pyro Vipers finally destroy the door to the Underground Base, but they are surprised to not find Wu. Alerted by Jay's sneeze, Aspheera finds Wu and the ninja hiding under the vents and remarks on how she dreamed of this moment before P.I.X.A.L. knocked her away in the Titan Mech, but she overcame P.I.X.A.L. and held the Ninja and Wu hostage. Aspheera gloated on her imminent success before the other Ninja arrived with the other Scroll of Forbidden Spinjitzu.

A lengthy battle took place with each Ninja possessing the Scroll, but when Zane gets the Scroll, he freezes the entire army. Wu asks for the Scroll back and after hesitating at first, he gives the Scroll back.

However before Zane could relinquish the Scroll, he noticed Aspheera had manage to break her arm free from the ice and aimed her staff at Wu, but Zane saved his master by pushing Wu of the way causing him to be hit and be seemingly destroyed.

A Cold Goodbye

While P.I.X.A.L. was dreaming, she saw Zane being struck by Aspheera's staff.

Notable Members

Trivia

  • The Greek root "Pyro" means "Fire."
  • They are the third Serpentine group to be a villainous faction, the first being the Serpentine themselves in Rise of the Snakes and Legacy of the Green Ninja and the Vermillion in The Hands of Time.
  • The only way for them to be brought back to life is to be touched by lava or fire.
  • The Pyro Vipers and the Vermillion are the only Serpentine tribes that weren't involved in the Serpentine War.
  • It is unknown what their original name was before Aspheera empowered them. According to Aspheera's (then called "Venom Le Drip") concept art by Tommy Andreasen, she is "possibly Hypnobrai," though her actual finished design is more ambiguous.
    • In their original form, they appear to vaguely resemble Hypnobrai, but mostly in their eyes and somewhat blue colorization.
    • Char is speculated to be a Constrictai due to his black colouring.
  • Besides Aspheera (who is revealed at the end of "Vengeance is Mine!" to be imprisoned in Garmadon's former cell) it is unknown what happened to the rest of the Pyro Vipers after her defeat. Either they were imprisoned in Kryptarium Prison, or they reverted back to inanimate, mummified corpses.

Gallery

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
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 · Anacondrai Serpent

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 · Shade · 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

Pyro Vipers

Leader: Aspheera
Char · Pyro Destroyers · Pyro Slayers · Pyro Whippers
Former Members: Mambo the Fifth

Blizzard Samurai

Leader: Ice Emperor
General Vex · Blizzard Warriors · Blizzard Sword Masters · Blizzard Archers

Non-Canon

Quartet of Villains · Gahrann the Dreamer · Hibiki · 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 · Fire Fang · Elemental Cobras · Yetis
Dragons: Boral · Earth Dragon · Fire Dragon · Fire Dragon · Firstbourne · Ice Dragon · Ice Dragon · Lightning 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

Akita · Antonia · Brad Tudabone · Boma · Carridi · Cathy · Cecil Putnam · 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 Finely · Gayle Gossip · Gene · Genn · Echo Zane · Harumi's Mother · Hageman Brothers · Harumi's Father · Hibiki · Hutchins · Jake · Jesper · Juggernaut · Khanjikhan · Khanjikhan's Father · Laval · Lil' Nelson · Lou · Mistaké · Grumbmiller · Night Watchman · Nobu · Noonan · O'Doyle · Patty Keys · Postman · Restaurant Owner · Robo Usher 3000 · Rodrigo · Royal Guards · Rufus MacAllister · Warden Noble · Sally · Shippelton · Simon · Sorla · Tai-D · Tommy · Tour Bus Driver · Phantom Ninja · Rachel Sparrow · Roise · Smythe · Sparring Robot · Suzie Wheeler · The Mechanic · Underhill · Uthaug · Wohira · Master Whoosh · Dr. Yost
Bizarro Ninja: Bizarro Cole · Bizarro Jay · Bizarro Zane · Bizarro Kai

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