|“||Of the many fearsome beasts and monsters that roam our land, there is none more curious or more deadly than the Basilisk, known also as the King of Serpents. This snake, which may reach gigantic size, and live many hundreds of years, is born from a chicken's egg, hatched beneath a toad. Its methods of killing are most wondrous, for aside from its deadly and venomous fangs, the Basilisk has a murderous stare, and all who are fixed with the beam of its eye shall suffer instant death. Spiders flee before the Basilisk, for it is their mortal enemy, and the Basilisk flees only from the crowing of the rooster, which is fatal to it."||„|
|~ Most Macabre Monstrosities|
The Basilisk, also known as the King of Serpents, is a giant serpent. It is a creature bred by Dark Wizards. Herpo the Foul was the first to breed a Basilisk; he accomplished this by hatching a chicken egg beneath a toad which resulted in the creature known as a Basilisk.
Powers and Stats
Tier: Unknown, at least 9-B
Name: Basilisk (the one at Hogwarts has also been called the Serpent of Slytherin)
Origin: Harry Potter
Gender: Male and female both are available, but the one at Hogwarts is female.
Age: Varies. The basilisk at Hogwarts (better known as the Monster of Slytherin) is thousands of years old (It lived in the 11th century when Salazar Slytherin left Hogwarts)
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Large Size (Type 1; over 60 feet long), Heightened senses of smell and hearing, possibly Underwater Breathing (Type 2; appears capable of surviving whilst submerged for prolonged periods of time, using the sewer pipes as a means of transportation around Hogwarts and swimming long distances underwater), Longevity (Can live for over a thousand years), Death Manipulation, Petrification, and Non-Physical Interaction (Anyone that makes direct eye contact will die instantly and indirect contact will immediately petrify them. Petrification works even on ghosts), Poison Manipulation (Secretes highly corrosive venom, which is strong enough to destroy horcruxes. There is only one cure to it, which is the tears of a phoenix), Magic Resistance (Its skin is armored like that of a dragon, which deflects spells cast upon it), Invulnerability Negation (Its venom can destroy Horcruxes, which can otherwise only be destroyed by the Fiendfyre curse)
Speed: Athletic Human (Kept up with second-year Harry Potter), much higher attack speed (Its primary form of attack is to simply make eye contact with the victim, with death or petrification being instantaneous)
Lifting Strength: At least Class 10 (Can effortlessly support its own weight and propel its body with significant speed and agility).
Striking Strength: Unknown, at least Wall Class
Durability: Unknown, at least Wall level
Stamina: High (The Serpent of Slytherin could survive for a thousand years with almost no sustenance and continue to function relatively uninhibited after her eyes had just been torn out).
Range: Several meters due to its size. Unknown for death stare.
Standard Equipment: Venomous fangs
Intelligence: Sentient, likely does not possess human level intelligence. However as a serpent, it can understand Parseltongue.
Weaknesses: Relatively unintelligent, but nevertheless sentient. A rooster's cry is deadly to a basilisk.