|Pythor P. Chumsworth|
Fangpyre Fang Blade
Pythor P. Chumsworth is a Ninjago minifigure and the main antagonist in the Rise of the Snakes story arc. In the theme, he is the last surviving member of the Anacondrai Serpentine tribe. To date, he has only appeared physically in the wave two 2012 set 9449 Ultra Sonic Raider.
Like the other Serpentine generals, Pythor has a snake tail instead of normal minifigure legs. He is coloured in purple and has a black stripe going up the front with yellow triangles coming off of the sides and pointing to the lower-left or the lower-right, depending on which side they sprout from. There is a curved slash on either side of the front of his tail, near the edge of the side and where it starts to curve. Pythor's torso continues the same pattern, but there is a light blue orb in the center of his chest, the symbol of the Anacondrai. Pythor has a long purple neck that curves backwards and his head rests right above the start. His mouth is open, and he has two white fangs on his lower jaw. Pythor has two red eyes. Going up his neck is the same black stripe/yellow triangle pattern which ends with another light blue orb on his forehead.
Pythor's parts are all purple with printing, except for the arms and hands which are black in the set and TV Show.
The Serpentine at one time ruled Ninjago with The Great Devourer until they were driven into five tombs, one for each tribe, and the Great Devourer under the lost city of Ouroboros by the people of Ninjago with their sacred flutes which controlled the Serpentine.
Due to the lack of food in the Anacondrai tomb, the members of the tribe became cannibalistic until only Pythor remained.
Released from the Tomb Edit
- "You're the best henchman a mastermind could ever have."
- ―Lloyd to Pythor before the latter betrayed him. [src]
Lloyd Garmadon, son of Lord Garmadon, discovered a map that led to the Serpentine tribe tombs and began to free each tribe, hoping to get them to do his bidding. When the Hypnobrai and Fangpyre betrayed him. They mentioned that the Andocondrai was the most dangerous tribe. When he unlocked the Anacondrai tomb, Pythor was freed and began talking with Lloyd. Pythor realized that Lloyd had the map that revealed the locations of the other four Serpentine tombs, and began to come up with a plan to unleash all of the Serpentine and The Great Devourer.
Lloyd Garmadon thought that he could control Pythor, but Pythor was really using him. They traveled around and caused destruction throughout Ninjago. Pythor convinced Lloyd that they were friends, and together they created havoc and took over the Boarding School for Bad Boys which Lloyd had been kicked out of. Pythor and Lloyd were then approached by the four ninja-Kai, Cole, Jay, and Zane-on the roof of the school. They went down with an anchor, and went to the bottom floor, where Pythor was able to defeat 3 ninja with booby traps. When Jay reached the roof, Pythor betrayed Lloyd, stole the map, and left him to be captured by Jay.
Releasing the Other Serpentine Tribes Edit
Pythor began to free the other Serpentine tribes. Shortly after freeing the Venomari, they attacked Kai and Jay who had come to try and prevent such happenings, but they were rescued by Samurai X.
Later, while Pythor was trying to unite the five tribes in Ninjago City, the ninja were able to stop the unification using rumours, but three of the four were captured (Zane was able to blend in to the background because of his suit which had been dyed pink by Lloyd). Zane managed to save the other ninja, and Pythor along with Skales, the Hypnobrai general and the other Serpentine gave chase, but the ninja managed to escape when Zane used the Shurikens of Ice and his snowmobile to get himself and the others to safety.
- "I present to you; the city formerly known as The Lost City of Ouroborus..."
- ―Pythor to Skales when finding Ouroborus. [src]
Continuing with his plan, Pythor and Skales rediscovered the lost city of Ouroborus in the desert.
In Ouroborus, Pythor challenged the generals of the other four generals for their allegiances. Skales, hoping to be second-in-command of the united Serpentine, secretly gave Pythor one of the flutes that had been used long ago to control the Serpentine. Using the flute, the other generals had no choice but to give up their Snake Staffs, the symbols of the generals' power. Lloyd's disguise then showed through when he dropped his maracas (used to imitate the rattling sounds the Serpentine made). His presence shocked Pythor, and Lloyd was imprisoned.
The ninja followed Lloyd's tracks to Ouroborus, but were captured, stripped of their Golden Weapons, and forced to fight Samurai X. After a long fight which led to nowhere, the ninja began to work with the samurai and latched on to her mech to escape Ouroborus, but without rescuing Lloyd.
Search for The Four Fangblades Edit
Soon after, Pythor and the Serpentine began their search for the four Fang Blades which would free The Great Devourer, but Pythor had difficulty revealing the map. He realized that the venom in the five staffs was the key, and started the search.
The Serpentine found the first Fang Blade at the Mega Monster Amusement Park. After Zane froze the group, the Samurai stole the blade. However, Pythor unmasked "him", who actually turned out to be Nya, and tied her up to a broken roller coaster, distracting the ninja and allowing him to escape with the blade in tow.
While searching for the second blade at an ancient temple, they used Lloyd to trigger any traps along the way, promising his freedom afterward, but once again, Pythor lied to him. It had turned out that the Fang Blade had already been discovered and turned into a trophy for a talent competition by Clutch Powers. Pythor disguised himself as a judge at the competition, which the ninja won, but Pythor stole the trophy.
Pythor and the Serpentine found the third Fang Blade in the Fire Temple, which was next to a volcano that was ready to erupt. It was a heated battle, with Lord Garmadon teaming up with the ninja to rescue his son. Pythor left, but not without ordering the Constrictai to tunnel in and cause an eruption. Pythor simply dropped Lloyd in the lava, leaving Lord Garmadon to save him, but Kai recklessly impaled the Fang Blade with his Sword of Fire. He struggled to retrieve the fang blade, but had to get out of the erupting volcano. After Kai chose to save Lloyd over obtaining the Fang Blade, Pythor found the fang blade in a pool of lava, and retrieves it.
With only one fang blade left for Pythor to find, the ninja, Sensei Wu, and Samurai X made an attempt to steal the other three. However, they were defeated and Pythor revealed the fourth blade to them. With all four blades, Pythor wanted to leave for Ouroborus immediately, but the other Serpentine wanted to celebrate with a Slither Pit tournament, which Pythor reluctantly agreed to. During the distraction, Kai escaped, and tried to free the others, but Pythor re-captured him. Lloyd, now donning green ninja robes, burst into the room, but failed miserably and the Serpentine laughed. Lord Garmadon then entered with the Skulkin army, and a battle began. Despite putting up a good fight against Lord Garmadon himself, the Serpentine King was corned by the ninja and Garmadon, with Cole stealing his Fang Blades. He turned invisible and seemingly fled, but he followed the ninja to their ship, ready to strike.
The Great Devourer Edit
When he did, he tied Lloyd to training equipment to keep him quiet. Pythor then messed with the controls of the ninjas' headquarters, Destiny's Bounty, which caused Wu to fall overboard, but he was rescued by the ninja, but they were distracted long enough for Pythor to retrieve the Fang Blades. He was then attacked by Samurai X and Lloyd. However, he escaped with the Fang Blades in the Rattlecopter and met with the other Serpentine. They used a tour bus infected with Fangpyre venom to return to Ouroborus. However, before they could reach their destination, the ninja arrived yet again and Skales was defeated and knocked out a window, which caused the other snakes to flee, except for Pythor who was fighting Sensei Wu. The bus crashed right at the city of Ouroborus.
At Ouroborus, Pythor placed the four blades into The Great Devourer's statue, releasing the monster not from the statue, but from the floor beneath. Pythor was dragged by Sensei Wu in front of the Devourer, and together they were the first things it devoured since its reawakening. It is unknown if Pythor survived after the Great Devourer was destroyed.although he may seem dead,he may come back in later episodes.
New Era Edit
Pythor was briefly mentioned by Skales, as the latter was trying to take over the Serpentine. He says that he was the one who told them not to awaken the Devourer, but that they listened to Pythor, who wanted to reawaken it.
- He is voiced by Michael Dobson, who also voices Wyplash.
- He has a strong British accent.
- Pythor owns a Snake Staff that is in the show, but does not appear in any sets.
- He is the only Serpentine not on the Ninjago characters page on LEGO.com.
- He appears on the Ninjago card called "Ninja Star," along with Sensei Wu and Lord Garmadon. He is also on the cards "Swap you" and "Opposition".
- In minifigure form, Pythor has black arms. But in the show, he has purple arms.
- Pythor served as the Serpentine king for the longest amount of time, 7 episodes. Garmadon ruled for 6, while Skales ruled for 1.
TV Series Edit
- Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu