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“What is that? A truck?”
“That is no truck, it is a moving fortress.”
Kai and Wu, "The Rise of the Great Devourer"

The Serpentine Train was a Serpentine vehicle. It used a "Tour Ninjago" bus, but was infected by the Fangpyre's Bite, effectively transforming it into a heavily armed (and heavily armored) mobile fortress for the Serpentine's use. The Serpentine used this to go to Ouroboros.

History

The Rise of the Great Devourer

While Pythor retrieved the Fangblades from the Ninja, Skales ambushed a Tour Ninjago bus with a group of Serpentine, commandeering it for their use. When Pythor arrived, he boarded the bus with his minions and ordered the Tour Bus Driver to drive them to the Lost City of Ouroboros. When Skales noticed the Ninja in hot pursuit, Pythor had a group of Fangpyre Scouts and Soldiers bite the bus to transform it into the Serpentine Train.

As the Ninja gained on the new Serpentine vehicle, the train attacked Cole with its tail as Fang-Suei and Chokun emerged from the sides of the rear car inside small turrets. Between the tail's attacks, a barrage of lasers from the turrets, and a pack of Bite Cycles launched from the middle of the train, the Ninja were kept at bay until Zane came up with a plan; while Nya and Jay drew the turrets' fire, the White Ninja managed to jump on top of the train and detach the rear car by freezing and shattering its coupling with the Shurikens of Ice.

Noticing the Ninja boarding the train, Pythor demanded that the vehicle goes at full speed. The Tour Bus Driver protested that going any faster would risk blowing up the engine, but Pythor simply threw him off the train before pushing the engine to its limit, setting the front of the train alight. Meanwhile, the Ninja decided to race each other to the front car, infiltrating the train separately to fight off the Serpentine. After defeating most of the snakes (including Skales) and reuniting between the front two cars, the Ninja spotted Pythor in the front with the Fangblades.

Before they could burst into the car, Master Wu dashed across the final coupling before detaching the rest of the train. Believing that the Ninja had a greater destiny ahead of them, Master Wu confronted Pythor alone, and the two battled until the train's overworked engine finally gave out, causing the entire front car to crash right outside Ouroboros. Neither Pythor nor Master Wu was harmed in the crash, but the Anacondrai General recovered first, taking the Fangblades into the city to revive the Great Devourer—once Master Wu climbed out of the rubble, he quickly pursued the Snake King.

Meanwhile, the Ninja were left in the inactive remnants of the Serpentine Train, complaining about Master Wu leaving them behind. Fortunately, Lloyd flew in on the Destiny's Bounty, using the ship's anchor to hook the train and carry it to Ouroboros. It is unknown what happened to the Serpentine Train afterward, but it was likely consumed by the Devourer or left to sink into the Sea of Sand.

Trivia

  • The Serpentine Train was built as a possible Ninjago set but didn't make it past the prototype stage. Consequently, the television series is its only "official" appearance.
  • The Serpentine Train displays notable differences from the prototype set. In addition to larger cars (a common change from playset to TV vehicle) and a ridge of green spines along its "back", the front car of the TV version has slightly less snake-like features than the playset would have had (including a visor-like windshield instead of the separate eyes of the prototype). Overall, the TV version of the train looks more like a bus or a truck, while the set resembled a standard train with a locomotive engine.

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References

Landmarks, Vehicles, and more

Locations

Abandoned Village · Anacondrai Tomb · Ancient Pyramid · Birchwood Forest · Blackwood Forest · Billy Badlands · Boiling Sea · Bottomless Pit · Caves of Despair · Chen's Camp · Chen's Island · Chen's Monastery · Chrono Crater (non-canon) · Constrictai Tomb · Corridor of Elders · Crashcourse Canyon · Dark Island · Desert Pyramid · Digger's Deep · Digiverse · Dream World (non-canon) · Echo Canyons · Endless Sea · Fangpyre Tomb · Fire Temple · Floating Ruins · Forest of Tranquility · Frozen Ice Pond · Frozen Wasteland · Glacier Barrens · Glacier Island (non-canon) · Golden Peaks · Haunted Hill · Hiroshi's Labyrinth · Hollow's Bluff · Hypnobrai Tomb · Ice Fortress · Ice Labyrinth · Ignacia · Jamanakai Village · Jankikai Jungle · Kingdom of Shintaro · Mala Wujira · Mega Monster Amusement Park · Metalonia · Mount of Eternal Shadows · Mountain of a Million Steps · Mountain of Madness · Mountains of Impossible Height · Ninjago City · Ninjago Harbor · Ninjago · Ninjago (LEGO Universe) (non-canon) · Ninjago Sky · Nom (non-canon) · No Man's Bluff · Oni Land · Ouroboros · Prime Empire · Primeval's Eye · River of Darkness · Samurai X Cave · Sea of Sand · Shadow Bay · Shintaro Mountain · Spinjago (non-canon) · Spirit Coves · Stiix · Stone Army Tomb · Tiger Widow Island · Tomb of the First Spinjitzu Master · Torchfire Mountain · Toxic Bogs · Venomari Tomb · Vermillion Swamps · Wailing Alps · Wildwood Forest

Buildings

Biker Tavern · Borg Store · Borg Tower · Buddy's Pizza · Chen's Palace · Concert Hall · Dareth's Apartment · Domu · Dragon's Forge · Ed & Edna's Scrap N Junk · Explorers Club · Four Weapons Blacksmith · Fur Mart · Gamer's Market · Garmadon's Dark Fortress · Grand Sensei Dareth's Mojo Dojo · Hanging Temple · Hidden Workshop · Hiroshi Labyrinth Stronghold · Hono Mizu · Kiddie Arcade · Kryptarium Prison · Laughy's · Lloyd's Treehouse Fortress · Marty Oppenheimer School of Performing Arts · Monastery of Spinjitzu · Ninjago City Aquarium · Ninjago Doomsday Comix · Ninjago Museum of History · Oni Temple · Royal Palace · The Serpentine's Underground Fortress · Steep Wisdom · Temple of Airjitzu · Temple of Fortitude · Temple of Light · Temple of Madness · Temple of Resurrection · Vermillion Dome of Doom · Wind Farms Power Station · Wong's Costume · Wu's Academy · Yang Tavern

Vehicles

Battle Wagon · Blade-Copter · Blade Cycle · Chain Cycle · Chenosaurus · Chen's Blimp · Chen's Ferry · Cliff Gordon's Yacht · Clouse's Earth Mech · Cole's Earth Mech · Condrai Buggy · Condrai Crusher · Cyber Dragon · D.B. Express · Desert Lightning · Destiny's Bounty (2.0 · Black Bounty · Destiny's Shadow) · Destructoid · Dieselnaut · Earth Driller · ElectroMech · Empire Dragon · Fangpyre Robot · Fangpyre Wrecking Ball · Fire Mech · Fire Stone Mech · Firstbourne Mech · Garmatron · Ghost Cycle · Ghost Taker GT · Golden Master's Mech · Golden Mech · Hopper · Hover-Copter · Iron Doom · Jalopy · Jay's Velocity Racer · Jungle Raider · Kai Fighter · Kai's Bike · Katana V11 · Katana 4x4 · Lightning Offroader · Lloyd's Velocity Racer · Lunar Rover · Mech-enstein · Mech Jet · Misfortune's Keep · Nindroid MechDragon · Ninja Nightcrawler · Nya's Bike · Oni Bike · Proto Sam-X · Prototype X-1 · Raid Zeppelin · Rattlecopter · R.E.X. · Rock Cycle · Rock Roader · Ronin's Mech (non-canon) · Roto Jet · Salvage M.E.C. · Samurai Mech · Samurai Mech 2.0 · Samurai Mech (Stone Army) · Samurai VXL · Security Mech · Serpentine Bus · Serpentine Train · Snowmobile · Skulkin Mech · Sky Shark · Storm Fighter · Titanium Ninja Tumbler · Tread Assault · Ultra Sonic Raider · Ultra Stealth Raider · Vermillion Invader · Vermillion Racer · Vermillion Ship · Warrior Bike · Wu's Rickshaw · Wu's Ship · Zane's Bike · Zane's Titan Mech

Other Realms

Chima · Cloud Kingdom · Cursed Realm · Departed Realm · Djinjago · Never-Realm · Realm of Madness · Realm of Oni and Dragons · Underworld

The LEGO Ninjago Movie Locations

Ninjago City · Ninjago · Bridge of Fallen Mentors · Canyon of General Unhappiness · Firing Room · Garmadon's Volcano Lair · Jungle of Lost Souls · Lloyd's Apartment · Lost Generals' Lair · Ninja Mech Garage · Ninjago Beach · Ninjago High School · Ninjago Tower · Temple of Fragile Foundations

The LEGO Ninjago Movie Vehicles

Destiny's Bounty · Fire Mech · Ice Tank · Lightning Jet · Quake Mech · Water Strider · Green Ninja Mech Dragon · Garma Mecha Man · Ninja Helicopter · Shark Mech · Piranha Mech · Manta Ray Bomber · Flying Jelly Sub

In-Universe Books

Boobytraps and How to Survive Them · Book of Spells · Cliff Gordon's Guide to Wooing Women · Desert of Doom · First Spinjitzu Master's Book · Ninjanuity · Ninjelligence · Serpentine Book · Wu's Lesson Book

In-Universe Video Games

Conic the Ratboy · Counter · Dancy Pants · Fist to Face · Lava Zombies · Lightning Larrikin (non-canon) · Pinball Racer (non-canon) · Prime Empire · Sitar Legend · Turbo Street Brawler

Other

Amulet of Protection · Bell of Divinity · Blade Cup · Blind Man's Eye · BorgPad · Borg Industries · BorgWatch · Celestial Clock · Chest Vortex · Cliff Gordon's Replica · Cole's Guzzler · Credits · Cyrus Borg's Statue · Darnagom Enterprises · Dapper Dan · Dragon Armor (Blade · Chestplate · Helmet · Shield) · Hall of Villainy · Health Boards · Helmet of Shadows · Illuma-Swords · Infovision · Jadeblade Statue · Lantern · Manifestation Gate · Map of Dens · Map of the Golden Weapons · Medallion · Minidroid Chess · Mirror of Fears · Obsidian Glaive · Oni Masks (Deception · Hatred · Vengeance) · Perfect Match Console · Police Commissioner's Model Boat · Ramne Noodle Cart · Realm Crystal · Route 23 · Scroll of Airjitzu · Shrinking Pill · Starfarer · Teapot of Tyrahn · Temporal Vortex · Thermal Kinetic Inverter · Traveler's Tree · Ultra Hunt · Underworld Helmet · Vast Industries

Metaphysical Concepts

The Balance · Death · Souls

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