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- “You'll never get away with this, Fire Viper! Also you need the proper zonning permits from City Council to renovate this isle. And they'll never approve those for a fiend like you!”
- —King Pen, Belly of the Beast
- “Then I'll just do it the way I do everything. Illegally.”
- —Fire Viper, Belly of the Beast
Fire Viper is an evil, colossal serpent in the Skylanders Academy television series.
Fire Viper is a cunning and manipulative villain, always performing illegal deeds; though at times, he will act animalistic.
As his name indicates, Fire Viper can breathe fire from his mouth. Despite his small wings, Fire Viper can move very quickly and silently, being able to enter otherwise protected areas almost undetected. Because of his fiery abilities, his insides are hot, and though he can only swallow prey whole, it might quickly succumb to the temperature even if not immediately digested.
Holograms of Fire Viper are used by in-training Skylanders to evaluate their prowess in group combat. In Missing Links, between breaks during their training, Team Spyro was attacked by the real Fire Viper that approached the islands near Skylanders Academy, and defeated him with the help of Cy's strategy and their coordination.
Fire Viper returned in Belly of the Beast, attacking Cy and King Pen on Arctic Isle as revenge; though Cy barely escaped to ask Team Spyro for help during their senior counseling assignment. Though at first the group of Skylanders and cadets were swallowed by the beast due to Cy's outburst, Bad Breath used his ability to cause the monster to throw them up, and the cadets promptly defeated it with their newfound confidence in teamwork. Though beaten once more, the beast's resilience in the frozen island confirmed King Pen's concerns that a force of darkness was empowering villains throughout Skylands.
In Split, it is revealed that Fire Viper has a wife and son. When Team Spyro came to their den to gather a sample of Fire Viper venom needed to cure Spyro of his darkness, they accidentally awaken the viper family and are quickly captured. The Fire Vipers planned on eating the Skylanders later for breakfast before returning to sleep. Hugo arrived to save Team Spyro, tying the Fire Vipers' tails together in a knot while they slept and collected venom from the young Fire Viper. Although the young fire viper tried to prevent their escape, the Skylanders evaded the Fire Vipers and escaped from their den with the venom in hand.
- According to Spyro, Fire Viper is the only monster that can attack Skylanders who haven't left the Academy.
- Though Fire Viper appeared animalistic in his first appearance, in Season 2 his actions were much more calculated and he now has the ability to speak. This is because the writers didn't have time to show the Viper's intelligence in Season 1.