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Serpentine sketch

Sketch of Serpentine by Stephen DiDuro.

You think you can just walk into this conflict, don't you? Well I have news for you... This isn't your fight!
~ Serpentine, to Sash Lilac
Those who cross Brevon will die!
~ Serpentine, from within the Robopanther's cockpit

Serpentine is a major villain from the indie video game Freedom Planet and its sequel Freedom Planet 2. He is a mechanically modified snake in service to Lord Brevon.

He is voiced by Jason Lord.

History

Freedom Planet

Serpentine is first seen in Dragon Valley, aiding Brevon's troops in gunning down Torque's spaceship. He interrogates Torque, in his shellduck disguise, demanding to know how many Chasers are left. Unfortunately for him, his interrogation is interrupted by Lilac, who arrives to save him.

Later, he intercepts Lilac in the city of Shang Mu, attempting to dissuade her from getting involved in Brevon's conflict by telling her that it isn't her fight. Lilac replies saying that it was the moment his forces brought it to her homeworld. He decides on an attempt on Lilac's life, hoping that it will make Torque realize the consequences of his decision to allow Lilac and her friends to tag along. Unfortunately for him, he is no match for Lilac's speed, strength, and skill, and not even his Robopanther can put a stop to her and her friends. Nevertheless, this buys Brevon's forces enough time to steal the Kingdom Stone, and Serpentine reminds the commander and his allies of it, telling them to "enjoy their victory" before leaving.

He is later contacted by his master Brevon, and he tells him about the moon being full with no cloud in the sky. Brevon tells him to upload his scans and return to him immediately. Later, he is attending a meeting with Brevon alongside Prince Dail, Syntax, and several Shade Troopers. Having learned that Torque has managed to survive and that his new "pets" have joined him, Brevon decides that they must exterminate them.

As Brevon's forces manage to capture Torque and bring him to the Thermal Base, Serpentine intercepts Lilac and the others and proceeds to fight them. Even with his new Robogunship, however, Serpentine is still defeated once again by them. As Lilac infiltrates the base to rescue Torque, Serpentine is waiting for her there. She demands that he release Torque immediately, only for his boss to appear and attack her by surprise, cutting off her tendrils in the process before subjecting her to torture.

Later, Serpentine is seen helping with finishing the preparations for the takeoff of Brevon's Dreadnought. When the villains learn that Lilac and her friends are headed towards the Dreadnought's launch base, Brevon gives the order for Serpentine and the others to "find the commander and his pets and tear them to shreds". Serpentine goes with Brevon's other forces as the spaceship finally prepares to blast off into space once more.

Finally, Lilac and her group find Serpentine once more, but this time he appears to be in critical condition. As they approach him, he suddenly transforms into a monster mutant to better fight them. Even so, he is defeated for the third time by the heroines, this time seemingly being destroyed by them. During the ending credits, he is revealed to have survived the destruction of his mutant form and afterwards been hiding inside his mutant form's armor, and has returned to his limbless form, screaming in despair and disbelief over the loss of his mechanical arms.

Freedom Planet 2

Serpentine failed to escape Avalice after the defeat of Lord Brevon. He retreated into hiding and spent the next two years rebuilding his robotic arms. He now broods in a hidden location, waiting for his chance to escape the planet and reunite with his master at last.

Personality and Abilities

Serpentine is a fanatic loyalist who is Brevon's most powerful mercenary. As a viper, he himself had always wished to have arms, so when Brevon offered him mechanical arms, he couldn't refuse. Of course, it came with a price; upon equipping these arms, he was sadly infected with a virus that drove him to the point of insanity and made him completely obedient to Brevon's will.

Serpentine is shown to be an expert with artillery. As a matter of fact, he can be seen with a gun or two, or he can also use a flamethrower as a means of attack. He's also a remarkable pilot, shown with knowledge on how to control a transforming Robopanther or even a flying Robogunship from within their cockpits. On his own, he is even capable of gliding above the ground faster than a normal snake. He's fairly powerful on his own, which makes him a formidable opponent, but his over-the-top ego, along with his excessive loyalty to Brevon, are in fact his biggest weaknesses.

When he mutates within the Dreadnought ship before fighting the heroines for the last time, he becomes a draconic version of himself roughly twice as big as his original appearance. In this form, he can lunge forward with his arms with force, shoot flames along the ground, or fire lasers from his fingers.

Trivia

  • Serpentine is fought three times throughout the game, four if the player character is Lilac. The first (two) times he is fought is in Fortune Night, the second in Jade Creek, and the third and final fight with him occurs in Final Dreadnought Round 2.
  • In the ending credits, Serpentine is confirmed to be alive and well after his last fight with the heroines. He has returned to his limbless snake form, which was just hiding inside the armor that was left behind after said battle, and he, after crawling out of his armor, screams twice that it's impossible as he despairs over the loss of his arms. Another confirmation of his survival is that he has been confirmed to return in Freedom Planet 2, even though his master will not be appearing in said sequel.


 
Freedom Planet Villains

Lord Brevon | Serpentine | Syntax | Prince Dail | Spade | Merga

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