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Ssserpent is a villain in Ben 10: Alien Force and Ben 10: Ultimate Alien. He refers to himself as "The Snake That Walks Like A Man" (although he doesn't have any legs to be able to walk; he just slithers upright).
Ssserpent resembles a snake that stands as tall as a human. He has two arms that end in snake mouth's. His arms are also bone-less and joint-less, allowing him a vast amount of flexibility.
Ssserpent is a strategic thinker who formulates plans for whomever he is fighting against. However, he has shown to be overconfident in his abilities, believing that he has foreseen every outcome, and has everything planned.
Ssserpent first appeared in Vengeance of Vilgax: Part 1. He was seen fighting Gwen and Kevin (for more than an hour according to Gwen) and proved to be too tough for them, but was easily defeated by the arrival of Ben as Cannonbolt.
In The Perfect Girlfriend, Ssserpent becomes a much bigger threat. Apparently, he has learned much more as he has been watching Ben and studying his tactics, allowing him to plan for Ben to use Goop. In a warehouse, he was able to defeat and torture Goop by separating him from his Anti-Gravity Projector, rendering him immobile, and trapping and spinning him in a large centrifugal machine, causing Goop to start separating into multiple components.
However, Ssserpent was forced to escape when the police came along and Elena Validus, who was impersonating Julie at the time, deactivated the machine before it could finish off Goop. Later, Ssserpent gave Ben and the police the slip by shedding his skin and using it as a trick. It is currently unknown where he is now.
Powers and Abilities
Ssserpent is an extremely skilled strategist, studier and learner, as he had been studying Ben's thinking actions and formed a plan to make him use Goop in order to beat him. Unfortunately, the plan failed due to interference from Elena (who was disguised as Julie at the time).
Ssserpent has enough stamina and energy to continue fighting for over an hour without tiring, as he proved to be a considerable foe for both Gwen and Kevin, who were unable to beat him until Ben arrived.
Ssserpent is able to strangle his opponents' bodies like an Anaconda and also bite others. Additionally, because he has fangs, his bite may be poisonous, as most real poisonous snakes have fangs.
Ssserpent is strong enough to lift opponents into the air with one arm and punch the stone coating off of Kevin's face.
Ssserpent is durable enough to withstand Gwen's mana attacks, and is agile enough to quickly dodge them as well.
Ssserpent can shed his skin like a real snake, and can spit an acidic liquid capable of corroding metal.
Given the fact that he once attempted to eat Ben, Ssserpent may be able to unhinge his jaws like a real snake. He also once stated to be able to swallow his opponents whole.
Ben 10: Alien Force
- Vengeance of Vilgax: Part 1 (first appearance)
Ben 10: Ultimate Alien
Ben 10: Omniverse
- Ben 10 (Issue 1, Issue 2, Issue 3, Issue 4)
- It is confirmed by Dwayne McDuffie that his name is "Ssserpent" (with three S's, not one).
- Sometimes when Ssserpent says something that has an S, the S is tripled (sss).
- Visually, Ssserpent is similar to a Nāga (snake man) in many ways.
- Derrick J. Wyatt hopes that Ssserpent is not from the same species as Snakepit.[DJW 1]