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

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 V. 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. Aspheera and the Pyro Vipers raided the Monastery of Spinjitzu. They were all frozen by Zane. However, Aspheera banished him to the Never-Realm, an event which caused him to become the Ice Emperor.


The Pyro Vipers were originally a tribe of Serpentine that built pyramids and were ruled by King Mambo V. 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.

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Afterward, 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 the vipers marching in his dream, and upon waking up comes to the conclusion it is a vision of what is to happen in the future.

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 Hanger Bay 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. Fire Fang then came out of the pyramid and Aspheera then went on top of its throne. Fire Fang then took her to Ninjago City.

The News Never Sleeps!

While Antonia and 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.


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.


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

When Nya arrives to stop Aspheera, 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 Fire Fang spewed fireballs at the Ninja and Wu. In response, P.I.X.A.L. initiated the defenses only for Aspheera to banish them. Fire Fang then obliterates the door causing the Ninja and Wu to flee into the Hanger Bay.

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 dartboard, revealing the elevator to the Hanger Bay. Once Aspheera noticed, Char presses the button for them to get inside the elevator, but the elevator wouldn't open due to Aspheera accidentally 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 Hanger Bay, 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 managed 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.

Awakenings (Flashback)

Zane gets a flashback about the Pyro Vipers.

Known Members


  • 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 Aspheera's fire magic, as seen in "Ninja vs Lava" and "Powerless."
  • They seem to be Egypt-inspired. Some examples are that they make mummies and pyramids, and Mambo the Fifth's neck scales are similar to pharaoh mummy mask markings.
  • 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 coloring.
  • 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.
  • The Pyro Vipers, Anacondrai, and the Vermillion are the only Serpentine tribes that don't have a Fangblade.
  • The Pyro Vipers are the only Serpentine tribe without a general.
  • They are the third villainous faction to have members named by their ranks other than an actual name, the first being the Stone Army, the second being the Nindroids.


Notable Members


Promotional Media

LEGO Ninjago



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


Generals: Samukai · Kruncha · Nuckal · Wyplash
Warriors: Bonezai · Chopov · Frakjaw · Krazi


Anacondrai: Arcturus · Pythor · Anacondrai Generals
Fangpyre: Fangtom · Fangdam · Fang-Suei · Snappa
Venomari: Acidicus · Lizaru · Spitta · Lasha · Zoltar · Snake villain
Constrictai: Skalidor · Bytar · Chokun · Snike
Hypnobrai: Skales · Slithraa · Mezmo · Rattla · Selma · Skales Jr.
Mini Snakes: Golden Viper · Hypno Viper · Red Viper · Sly Viper · Toxic Viper · Translucent Blue Viper · Translucent Orange Viper · Translucent Purple Viper
Other: Great Devourer · Anacondrai Serpent


Dan Vaapit · Fred Finely · Gayle Gossip · Vinny


Leader: Captain Soto
First Mate · No-Eyed Pete

Stone Army

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


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

Anacondrai warriors

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

Elemental Masters

Current Elemental Masters: Ash · Bolobo · Chamille · Gravis · Griffin Turner · Jacob Pevsner · Karlof · Neuro · Mr. Pale · Shade · Skylor · Tox
Previous Elemental Masters: Cole's Grandfather · Griffin Turner's Grandparent · Jay's Mother · Lilly · Master of Gravity · Master of Ice · Unknown Elemental Master · 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 · Cyren · Skeleton Figurehead
Former Members: Delara · Squiffy

Ninjago Police

Police Commissioner · Tommy · Simon · Noonan · O'Doyle · Jimmy · Policeman · Night Watchman

Temple of Airjitzu Ghosts

Leader: Master Yang
Yang's Students: Chris · Martin · "Chuck"

Shadow Army

Leader: Clouse


Leaders: 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 · Nails · Sawyer · Scooter · Buffer · "Snake Jaguar" · Colossus

Ninjago Royal House

Emperor of Ninjago · Empress of Ninjago · Princess Harumi · Hutchins · Royal Guards

Dragon Hunters

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


Leader: The Omega

Pyro Vipers

Leader: Aspheera
Char · Pyro Destroyers · Pyro Slayers · Pyro Whippers
Former Members: Mambo V · Mambo's Advisor

Blizzard Samurai

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


Formling Leader · Akita · Kataru · Vex

Ice Fishers

Leader: Sorla
Uthaug · Boma


Leader: Sammy
Nelson · Antonia · Leroy

Explorers Club

Leader: Cecil Putnam
Percy Shippelton · Smythe · Underhill
Former Members: Clutch Powers

Prime Empire Gamers/AI

Creator: Milton Dyer
Ballistic Missiles: Anthony Brutinelli
Chrome Domes: Hyper-Sonic
Admin Droid · Adventure-Ready Woman · Avatar Pink Zane · Okino · Racer Seven · Scott · Shifty · Successful Samurai
League of Jay: Beta Jay 137 · Dee-Jay 81 · Jaybird 64 · Jaywalkin 238

Unagami's Army

Leader: Unagami
Sushimi · Sushimi's Sushi Chefs · Sushi Waitress · Avatar Harumi
Red Visors: Red 27 · Red 29
Allies: The Mechanic · Captain Soto · Ultra Violet · Ritchie · Richie · The Mechanic's Henchmen

Whack Rats

Leader: Atta the Ratta
Ritchie · Richie

Awakened Warriors

Leader: Skull Sorcerer
Skull of Hazza D'ur

Sky Folk

Vangelis · Queen Vania · Engelbert
Winged Guards of Shintaro: Hailmar


Leader: Queen Murtessa
Murt · Moe


Leader: Chancellor Gulch
Gleck · Gliff · Groko · Garpo · Ginkle · Mr. Wise


Fungus · Korgran · Plundar

Prophesized Figures

Golden Master · Golden Ninja · Green Ninja


Barracudox · Cardinsto · Carridi · Chuck · Claire · Diaman · Gahrann the Dreamer · Gary · Genn · Hibiki · Jesper · Kirchonn the Invincible · Lar · Lloyd Garmadon (The LEGO Movie) · Mask of Malice · Moe · Neido · Phantom Ninja · Quartet of Villains · Rachel Sparrow · Seliel · Seliel's Father · Six-Armed Warriors · Snake villain · Spinjago Citizen · Suzie Wheeler · Time Ninja · Zoltar
Ninjago Magazine: Buffer · Nitro · Sawyer · Scooter · Talon · Master Whoosh · Mr. Wise


Colossus · Craglings · Elemental Cobras · Fire Fang · Geoatomic Rock Monsters · Grundals · Ice Behemoth · Ice Serpent · The Leviathan · Monster Sushi · Mud Monsters · Nimbus · Pebbles · Sir Chomps-A-Lot · Snickers · Spykor · Starteeth · Treehorns · Wallopers · Yeti
Dragons: Blue Dragon · Boreal · Chompy · Earth Dragon · Empire Dragon · Fire Dragon · Fire Dragon (Realm of Oni and Dragons) · Firstbourne · Ghost Dragons · Grief-Bringer · Ice Dragon · Ice Dragon (Realm of Oni and Dragons) · Lightning Dragon · Slab · Stormbringer · Stormbringer's Baby · Wind Dragon
Elemental Dragons: 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 · Elemental Water Dragon · Energy Dragon · Golden Dragon · Master Wu Dragon · Morro Dragon · Titanium Dragon
Combination Dragons: Ultra Dragon · Hydroelectric Dragon · Fusion Dragon


Bizarro Ninja: Bizarro Cole · Bizarro Jay · Bizarro Kai · Bizarro Zane
Auto · Beavers · Benny · Dr. Berkman · Bob the Intern · Brad Tudabone · Cathy · Circus Clown · Cliff Gordon · Cragger · Echo Zane · Ed · Edna · First Spinjitzu Master · Fenwick · Finn · The Fold · Fugi-Dove · Gene · Grimfax's Advisor · Grumbmiller · Hageman · Hageman Brothers · Harumi's Mother · Harumi's Father · Jake · Jamanakai Villagers · Jay Vincent · Johnny · Juggernaut · Dr. Julien · Khanjikhan · Khanjikhan's Father · Laval · Lou · Michael Kramer · Mistaké · Nadakhan's Mother · Ninjago City's Mayor · Ninjago Soldiers · Nobu · Patty Keys · Postman · Restaurant Owner · Rice Farmers · Robo Usher 3000 · Rodrigo · Roise · Rufus MacAllister · Sally · Ship Captain · Sparring Robot · Tai-D · Talent Show Judges · Tattooed biker · Tour Bus Driver · Vlad Tutu · Warden Noble · Wohira · Dr. Yost

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