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The Drownviper in Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire
Alternate names Snake-fish, fish-snakeGxK novel
Species Giant eel-like monster
Place(s) of emergence Hollow Earth
Enemies King Kong
Written by Terry Rossio, Simon Barrett,
Jeremy Slater, Adam Wingard
Designed by Alex Ries[1]
First appearance Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire
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The Drownviper[2] (ドラウンヴァイパー,   Doraunvaipā) is an eel-like monster that inhabited a lake deep in the Hollow Earth in the 2024 Legendary Pictures film Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire.


The Drownviper has a serpentine, navy blue body with yellow stripes along its sides and a white underbelly. It also sports spiked fins on the top of its head, while smaller spikes go down the length of its body. The Drownviper also has a shark-like head, with sharp, needle-like teeth. The Drownviper also has teeth protruding out of its tongue.


The Drownviper is very territorial, shown when it attacked Kong almost immediately after he and Suko entered its lake.



Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire

When Kong and Suko ventured to a lake, Suko splashed water to attract the Drownviper, whom attacked Kong in the lake. Kong then used his axe to try and stop the creature from hitting him, but the Drownviper constricted Kong, dragging him underwater. Suko took the opportunity to flee, but Kong's axe flew out in front of him and tripped him. When Suko got back up, the head of the Drownviper fell right next to him. Kong emerged, dragging the Drownviper's beheaded corpse with him, and Suko hesitantly stood up, looking up at Kong with fear. Later on, Kong and Suko ate parts of the Drownviper.


Adept swimmer

Being an aquatic animal, the Drownviper is an excellent swimmer, and is incredibly nimble in the water.


During its battle with Kong, the Drownviper was able to dodge Kong's attacks, and very quickly constricted the Titan.


The Drownviper is able to wrap its entire body around its enemies to squeeze them. After it constricted Kong, it dragged him underwater in an attempt to drown him.


The Drownviper was eventually overpowered by Kong, who killed it with his axe.

Video games

  • Call of Duty: Warzone (2020; added in 2024) - Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S [decal]
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III (2023; added in 2024) - Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S [decal]


Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire - The Official Movie Novelization

While the film cuts away from the final blow Kong strikes against the Drownviper to show Suko running, in the novelization he beheads it with his axe moments after surfacing from the lake.[3]


Drownviper sounds


Main article: Drownviper/Gallery.



This is a list of references for Drownviper. These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

  1. Ries, Alex (7 April 2024). "I designed the Drownviper and did an early version of the Vertacine, which was later revised". X.
  2. Tridzo (April 4, 2024). "NEW Godzilla x Kong Event Rewards & ALL Godzilla Bundles EARLY GAMEPLAY Showcase! (Modern Warfare 3)". YouTube.
  3. Keyes 2024, pp. 158.



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