|This article is about the species from the Skylanders Academy television series. You may be looking for the species from the canon games.|
Fire Vipers are a race of evil, colossal serpents in the Skylanders Academy television series. Unlike their canon counterparts, these beasts have small wings on their backs. A specific male Fire Viper is a recurring enemy in the show.
As their name indicates, these monsters can breathe fire from their mouths. Despite their small wings, Fire Vipers move very quickly and silently, able to enter otherwise protected areas almost undetected.
Because of their fiery abilities, their insides are hot, and though they can only swallow prey whole, it might quickly succumb to the temperature even if not immediately digested.
Holograms of Fire Vipers are used by in-training Skylanders to evaluate their prowess in group combat. In Missing Links, between breaks during their training, Team Spyro was attacked by a real Fire Viper that approached the islands near Skylanders Academy, and defeated it with the help of Cy's strategy and their coordination.
The same Fire Viper was the main villain of Belly of the Beast, attacking Cy and King Pen on Arctic Isle as revenge; though Cy barely escaped to ask Team Spyro for help during their senior counseling assignment. Though at first the group of Skylanders and cadets were swallowed by the beast due to Cy's outburst, Bad Breath used his ability to cause the monster to throw them up, and the cadets promptly defeated it with their newfound confidence in teamwork. Though beaten once more, the beast's resilience in the frozen island confirmed King Pen's concerns that a force of darkness was empowering villains throughout Skylands.
- According to Spyro, Fire Vipers are the only monsters that can attack Skylanders who haven't left the Academy.
- Though the recurring Fire Viper appeared animalistic in his first appearance, in Season 2 his actions were much more calculated and he now has the ability to speak. This is because the writers didn't have time to show the Viper's intelligence in Season 1.