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RiceBall  Devil Serpent  Manga meat
Devil Serpent GS1
IGO Icon 2 Name IGO Icon 2
Japanese デビル大蛇 (デビルおろち)
Romanized Devil Orochi
Aliases Serpent of The Devil,
Devil Snake, Devil Python
IGO Icon 2 Bestiary IGO Icon 2
Type Reptile
Capture Level 21 (level varies with individual
and the strongest breeds have
capture levels above the 1000s)
Length 35-40m
Weight 17t
Price 100g / 150,000 yen
Diet Carnivore
Location Labyrinthine Cave,
Deep Dark Caves
Abilities Corrosive Acid, Regeneration
Related Species Demon Devil Serpent
Related Ingredient Toriko Burger
RiceBall Debut Appearance Manga meat
Manga Debut Chapter 11
Anime Debut Episode 4
Game Debut Toriko: Gourmet Survival
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The Devil Serpent (デビル大蛇, Devil Orochi) is a giant, three-eyed serpent with a fearsome reputation. It is said that the strength of the species varies with the individual, making it a very unpredictable opponent. The strongest Devil Serpents have power on par with the "Eight Kings", the legendary and most powerful beasts in the world. Many legends speak of the Devil Serpent's particular rivalry with the legendary Battle Wolf, however Weaker Devil Serpents from the Human World are nowhere near as strong as a Battle Wolf.[1]

Anatomy

The Devil Serpent is a long serpentine creature with an impressive body length, ranging usually between 35 to 40 meters long. It has a dark purple or black hide and a large white mane made up of hair-like tendrils that it can move about like tentacles. It has four legs (each with six digits & red claws) that can stretch to great lengths and regenerate if they should be severed. It can also grow more arms if needed. It has a fearsome looking maw filled with sharp, blood-colored teeth and three bloodshot stalked eyes that give it excellent vision and a ferocious appearance.

Image Gallery

Behavior

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A Devil Serpent going berserk.

The Devil Serpent is a vicious and ruthless predator that takes on any foe that comes its way and will use whatever tactic or ability it has at its disposal to ensure victory.[2] Also a ferocious hunter that will mercilessly attack and devour all in its way. When exposed to Battle Fragrance, more so than other beasts, it completely rages out of control, however, this heavily affects its judgement, as it might even attack foes that vastly outpower it.[3]


Powers and Abilities

Devil Python Spitting

Devil Serpent spitting digestive acid.

The Devil Serpent has a variety of powerful attacks: vomiting digestive acid, rapidly extending its clawed arms, and poisoning (with a lethal poison composed of over one hundred different proteins) all among them. Defensively, the serpent can rapidly regenerate, and can compress its heavily muscled body in such a way as to harden lengths of itself against attacks. It can even take its regeneration furthering by generating extra supernumerary limbs. Its head hides many pit organs, allowing it to detect prey even in the dark by sensing body heat.[4]

Despite most Human World Devil Serpents having Capture Levels in the 20s, they can grow to become incredibly strong. A few are even capable of becoming strong enough to challenge members of the 'Eight Kings', the strongest beasts in the world.

As Food

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Cuts of Devil Serpent meat.

The meat of the Devil Serpent is normally rather plain, but those that spend a large amount of their lives within caves will store up fat within their bodies, increasing the meat's savoriness. In this case it is a delicious delicacy with several times the flavor and nutrition of beef. Moreover, if sautéed lightly, its bullion sizzles. It can also be made into a delicious hamburger patty that keeps all its nutrition and delicious flavor well packed. When sandwiched together with Mineral Cheese and Neotomato, it creates an outstanding burger with a very high nutritional value. Over 100 grams of its meat can fetch a price of over 150,000 yen. [5]

History

Gourmet War

Five-hundred years ago, a young Midora injured his leg attempting to fight a Devil Serpent. Acacia then stated that the largest class of Devil Serpent has strength equal to the eight King of Beasts species known as the "Eight Kings".[6]

Puffer Whale Arc

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Toriko and Coco prepare to battle the Devil Serpent.

After Toriko, Coco, and Komatsu made their way into the Labyrinthine Cave to locate the elusive Puffer Whale, Komatsu was kidnapped by a Bishokuya Bandit to be used as live bait in case of an encounter with a Devil Serpent. Toriko and Coco tried to search for him, but before they realized it, they were ambushed by a bloodthirsty Devil Serpent, who released an ear-piercing cry that shattered the entrance into the cave, sealing them all inside and ensuring the entrapment of its prey. A lengthy and difficult battle soon ensued between the Devil Serpent and the two Heavenly Kings who were at a major disadvantage due to Toriko being unable to see in the dark and Coco having to hold back on his poison on request from Toriko who wanted the Devil Serpent to remain edible upon its defeat.

DevilSerpentInjection

The Devil Serpent injecting its poison into Coco.

The Devil Serpent proved to be a fast and strong opponent, capable of taking advantage of its dark surroundings to get an upper hand several times. This, along with its ability to spit corrosive acid and regenerate severed limbs, made it a formidable opponent. Eventually, Coco tried covering up its pit organs in order to dull its senses but failed to do so when the creature proved to have far too many to be covered up. With its continued advantage, it unleashed several strikes on Toriko and even began spitting poison from its hair-like tendrils.
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The Shadow of Death looms over the Devil Serpent.

When Toriko finally managed to deal some good strikes, the Devil Serpent became enraged and grew extra limbs to push him aside and then proceeded to attack and grab Coco. Once it grasped Coco tightly in its claws, it injected its tendrils into his and began filling him with poison. Luckily, Coco was easily able to analyze the Devil Serpent's unique poison and quickly produce anti-bodies for it. He also created a counter poison that quickly infected the giant beast and paralyzed it. Seeing the shadow of death looming over it, Coco knew its time has come, and told Toriko to strike. Toriko, having stood idly preparing a 5-Hit Nail Punch, released the full force of his attack on the serpent, sending it flying into the cave walls and knocking it out instantly. They then harvested its meat and went on to look for Komatsu.
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Komatsu and the bandit encounter the larger Devil Serpent.

Meanwhile, Komatsu and his kidnapper had a fierce encounter of their own with a large Devil Serpent. In a desperate attempt, the bandit threw Komatsu towards the Devil Serpent to keep it distracted, but to no avail, as he soon met his demise when he was attacked by a swarm of Scorpion Cockroaches. The hungry Devil Serpent then lunged towards Komatsu, and in a desperate attempt, Komatsu used the Toriko Cracker given to him by Toriko to try and scare the beast off, but it backfired and instead, briefly killed him.
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Down the hatch!

The Devil Serpent then tried to eat the near-dead Komatsu but was stopped by the sudden arrival of Knocking Master Jiro who easily subdued the beast and then revived Komatsu. Komatsu and the knocked out Devil Serpent were soon found by Toriko and Coco. After the events in the cave were over, Toriko used the Devil Serpent's meat to make himself a delicious burger.

Regal Mammoth Arc

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The Devil Serpent and Toriko face off.

After Rin accidentally sprayed Battle Fragrance on one of the Gourmet Coliseum's Devil Serpents, it went on a rampage and made it into the coliseum where it easily killed and ate a Gerold, a Gauchi, an Elephantsaurus and a Silverback all in an instant. Toriko then tried to subdue the Devil Serpent, but its drugged-out rage proved to be difficult to handle. Eventually, it blindly sets its sights on the cloned Battle Wolf and her pup. However, this would be its undoing, as the Battle Wolf quickly bit off its arms at unbelievable speeds, and then in an instant, shredded half of the Devil Serpent's body into nothingness.[7]

Anime and Manga Differences

In the anime, a subspecies of Devil Serpent with a darker skin color and a higher capture difficulty level called Demon Devil Serpent appeared, during Komatsu's separation from Toriko whilst in the Labyrinthine Cave, and during the Gourmet Coliseum fight with the Battle Wolf. Both events in the manga only had regular Devil Serpents and it was never stated in the manga that these two Devil Serpents were of a different subspecies.

Appearances in Other Media

Toriko 3D Movie

The Devil Serpent makes a cameo appearance in the ending credits of Toriko 3D Movie: Kaimaku! Gourmet Adventure!!, preparing to face off with Toriko and Coco.

Toriko: Gourmet Survival

The Devil Serpent appears as a boss in the PSP game Toriko: Gourmet Survival, appearing later in the game. It resides in the cheese-caverns portion of Megamori Island and can be fought by either Toriko, Coco, or Sunny.

Toriko: Gourmet Survival 2

The Devil Serpent appears once again as a boss in the PSP sequel, Toriko: Gourmet Survival 2, appearing early on within the Gattsuki Continent.

Toriko: Gourmet Monsters

Devil Serpent GM

Artwork of the Devil Serpent from Toriko: Gourmet Monsters.

The Devil Serpent appears in the Nintendo 3DS game Toriko: Gourmet Monsters. It is one of the many tamable enemy beasts in the game which the player can tame for coliseum battles.

Merchandise

The Devil Serpent has been featured prominently in merchandise, having been featured in a line of miniature figurines, keychains and trading cards, and also having appeared in every single Toriko video game to date. It is also part of the "Monster Capture" collection, which consists of larger scale figures of 5 beasts from the series fighting the Four Heavenly Kings, made up of it, the Gerold, the Obsaurus, the Tundra Dragon and the Parasite Emperor.

Trivia

  • The Devil Snake is likely named after the Yamata No Orochi, an eight-headed snake from Japanese myth.

References

  1. Chapter 9 and Episode 4
  2. Chapter 13 and Episode 5
  3. Chapter 24 and Episode 8
  4. Chapters 12 and 13 and Episode 5
  5. Chapter 19 and Episode 5 and 7
  6. Chapter 252
  7. Chapters 24 and 25 and Episode 8

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