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“Once they sink their teeth, their venom can turn anything into a serpent.”
“But if he can't bite through your skin, he can't turn you into one of them.”
Wu and Jay

The Fangpyre Bite is the special ability of the Fangpyre tribe.

Effects

Although the Fangpyre are, on average, one of the stronger sub species of Serpentine, they are also one of the smallest tribes (either naturally or due to losses suffered before or during their imprisonment). To compensate for this, Fangpyre can secrete a light green venom from their fangs that can imbue snakelike features into anything it is injected into. The Fangpyre themselves have a unique reaction to their own venom; if a Fangpyre bites itself or is bitten by another Fangpyre, its head will separate into a pair of smaller heads with elongated necks (resembling less extreme versions of the Pythor's head).

Vehicles and inanimate objects bitten by the Fangpyre immediately transform into Serpentine Vehicles, gaining snake-like features and a biomechanical appearance. The state of the object prior to infection appears to be irrelevant, as the Fangpyre have been seen transforming scrapped vehicles and completely inanimate sculptures into fully functional vehicles and robots.

The effects of a Fangpyre Bite on living organisms appears dependent on the victim's complexity; smaller creatures (such as flies) are transformed almost immediately, while larger, more complex organisms such as humans transform very gradually. The first signs of infection are usually a pair of small fangs and a forked tongue developing within the victim's mouth, along with a tendency to draw out S sounds into long hissing noises. As the transformation progresses, victims begin to develop scales on their skin, small tails, and a noticeable green tint all over their bodies (including their hair and clothing).

It is unclear whether a Fangpyre's Bite would transform a human victim into a Serpentine or an actual snake if allowed to run its course. Likewise, the effects of Fangpyre venom on other Serpentine is unknown, as are the results of injecting the venom into a Fangpyre that already has two heads.

Similarly to the bite of the Great Devourer, the Fangpyre Bite changes the appearance of an individual gradually, and in a slightly unappealing way.

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Trivia

  • The Fangpyre Bite appears similar to the Great Devourer's venom in coloring.
  • Unlike regular biting, the victims of the Fangpyre Bite are said to never fully recover from the effects of the bite unless given the anti-venom from the Fangpyre Staff.

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