Real Name: Hssss of the Viper House
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A servant of the Unnamed One, Hssss was chosen to lead an army of Snake Men to the planet of Eternia to plunder its magical secrets. He ruled Eternia for three centuries until a rebellion formed under DíVann Grayskull. Soon afterwards, the Horde invaded and Hssss was drawn into a three-way war. All three sides agreed to a temporary truce in order to construct the Three Towers, but Hssss was betrayed by Hordak and in time was banished to the Void by the Elders and Zodak. For five centuries he and his army waited until Evil-Lyn and a Snake Men descendent named Kobra Khan opened the Snake Pit to free them. King Hssss often tricks foes by appearing heroic but then transforms into a seething mass of serpents and leads the Snake Men into battle!
Beheaded by Zodak during the Battle against Serpos, King Hssss slowly regenerated thanks to the darkness of his dungeon cell. Regrouping at Serposí destroyed temple deep in Subternia, Hssss lead the Snake Men to the surface to find Skeletor and a newly returned Hordak warring for the throne of Eternia. Sent into hibernation by Hordakís magic, Hssssí army waited and multiplied. Returning at last, the leader of the Snake Men brought his army to the Second Ultimate Battleground to determine once and for all rule of Eternia. But unknown to him, He-Man had journeyed into the past and learned the Snake Menís only secret weakness. With this knowledge the Masters were able to defeat the Snake King and his army. Orko cast the Spell of Separation which split apart the mixed mutated DNA that held the reptilian ruler and his Snake Men together!
With the 200x reboot the character's name was changed to "King Hssss".
First Appearance: Masters of the Universe (1981) nn 
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He-Man Adventure (1989)
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (2008)
nn He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (2013)
- 'Episode 40 - Captured'
#10 He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Minicomic Collection (2015)
- 'What Lies Within Part 4'#11
- 'What Lies Within Part 5'#12
- 'What Lies Within Part 6'#13
- 'The Blood of Grayskull Prologue'
He-Man: The Eternity War (2015)
#8 Masters of the Universe (1981)
- 'Part Eight: The End of all Fear'#9
- 'Part Nine: Dominion'#10
- 'Part Ten: Defiance'#11
- 'Part Eleven: The unkindest Cut'#12
- 'Part Twelve: Shattered'
nn  Masters of the Universe (1986)
- 'King of the Snake Men'nn 
- 'Snake Attack!'nn 
- 'The Ultimate Battleground'nn 
- 'Revenge of the Snake Men!'nn 
- 'Energy Zoids'nn 
- 'The Powers of Grayskull The Legend Begins!'
Masters of the Universe (1987)
Masters of the Universe (2004)
Masters of the Universe [UK] (1986)
Masters of the Universe [UK] (2003)
Masters of the Universe Adventure Magazine (1987)
Masters of the Universe Annual (1984)
Masters of the Universe: Rise of the Snake Men (2003)
Masters of the Universe: The Powers of Grayskull (2012)
#1 Micky Maus (1951)
- 'The Powers of Grayskull Part One: The Legend begins!'#2
- 'The Powers of Grayskull Part Two: The first ultimate Battleground!'#3
- 'The Powers of Grayskull Part Three: Battle for the Fate of the Universe!'
The Art of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (2015)
Masters of the Universe
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