The Serpent Guards appear in the Stargate SG1 Television series. They belonged to the Jaffa race wich are half Human and half Goa-uld. The serpent Guards acted as an elite force in the service of Apophis and members of his family, such as Klorel. The masks of the Serpent Guards resemble giant snakes. They protect Apophis and his family from other enemy Jaffa and guard his palace. Apophis himself wore golden Serpent Guard armor. They have a very similar purpose to the Anubis Guard and the Horus Guards.