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The Anacondas are gigantic and extremely aggressive snakes, and the titular main antagonists of the film series of the same name.
Monstrous anacondas featured in film series came from a fictional species of anaconda native of Amazon and Borneo. In spite of them shared many things in common with their real life counterparts that native in Amazon only, these anacondas grew onto twice the size of their common real-life counterparts' and even possesses strengths and abilities beyond that of typical anacondas in real life. In real life, some anacondas does grew on the same size with their film series counterparts, but is very rare.
Their biology obviously far superior and advanced to super predator level, if not exaggerated compared with their real life counterparts given that estimated time these anacondas need to devour human-sized preys was around less than 5 seconds (if constricting their prey not counts). However, they only need more or less 2 second when regurgiating their dying prey. As opposed to their real-life counterparts whom took around few months to digest their large prey and weakened during digestion process, these anacondas only need from mere minutes to few hours instead and retain most of their strengths whilst digesting their newly devoured victim, which explain why they immediately goes for hunting the next prey soon after devouring one (though if needed, they resorts to regurgiated the devoured ones for better mobility).
Perhaps because filmmakers wished to make them intimidating villains, these anaconda strains possesses unusual vocal cords that allowed them to growls and snarls as well as acute hearing, unlike their real-life counterparts that can only hissing.
In case of Borneo Anacondas, due to feed on preys that consuming "blood orchids" (a flower that can extend their lifespans), they grow to immense sizes that even larger than those in Amazon. Therefore, they are much faster, stronger and more agile than both normal anacondas and Amazonian giant anacondas. They also have a great intelligence for animals and a highly aggressive behavior.
Anaconda's typical behavior intentionally made similar with many other antagonistic predators that portrayed in fiction: Always hungry and having a specific taste for humans, with tenacity and persistence to after them equaled with their endurance. However, what cemented these anacondas as malicious villains are sadistic tendencies that typical instinctive predators lacked: This anaconda strain prone for after another prey after devoured one and/or regurgiated the newly devoured prey just to mauled them again. This, combined with setback of their superior physiology where they only need few hours to ingest a new prey, made them a dangerous monsters, particularly in mating seasons.
Powers and Abilities
- Monstrous Attributes: All anacondas shown having superior strength, sense, durability, and speed.
- Strength: Anacondas possesses strength that exceed their real-life counterparts'.
- Speed: In addition of unusual strength, they also possesses enhanced speed exceeding cheetahs.
- Vocal Cords: Anacondas possesses unusual vocal cord that allowed them to snarl and roar.
- Size: All anacondas's adult form are huge, which their body lengths reach 9 meters or more.
- Prehensile Body: Anacondas has more prehensile body and tail unlike regular constricting snakes as they could grab their prey like a whip before held them like a hand.
In the first film, two Amazonian Anaconda appear as one of the two main antagonists (along with Paul Serone).In the waters of the Amazon, an anaconda attacks a poacher on his boat. Some times later, a television crew arrives in the Amazon to film a documentary and are joined by Paul Serone, a poacher willing to capture an anaconda. After killing a jaguar, the anaconda decides to attack the crew and manages to kill almost everyone, but two survivors finally kill him by shooting him. However, they are later used by Serone to lure another anaconda into a trap. Then, a snake comes but the trap fails and Serone is devoured alive. The anaconda attacks the two others who manage to burn him alive before killing him with an axe.
Anacondas: The Hunt For The Blood OrchidIn the second film, a large colony of Borneo Anacondas serve as the main antagonists (along with Jack Byron).
In Borneo, a native hunter is attacked by Anacondas and is killed. Later, several anacondas assemble into a pit for mating. At the same time, a pharmaceutical researchers team arrives in the area to find "blood orchids". Several snakes attack the team and many members are killed, but Jack Byron, one of the survivors, forces the others to continue the expedition. They find "blood orchids" near the anacondas pit and Jack obliges one of the remaining team members to retrieve some, however things go wrong and Jack falls into the pit where the snakes devour him. The others are then attacked by one of the anacondas but they manage to cause an explosion with a fuel container that kills every anacondas.
Anaconda 3: OffspringIn the third film, the main antagonists are a couple of genetically modified Amazon Anacondas. In this film, they both have spear tails.
The rich industrialist J.D. Murdoch makes capture two Amazon Anacondas in order to experiment on them. However, one day they manage to break out from the lab and go on a rampage. Some mercenaries are sent to recapture the snakes, but many of them are killed. Finally, the anacondas take refuge in an old factory where the female gives birth to several offsprings, but an explosion destroys the building and all of them die, except one.
Anacondas: Trail of BloodIn the fourth film, the last baby Anaconda is the main antagonist. In this film, the snake is able to regenerate.
A surviving Anaconda offspring is captured by Murdoch's men and a scientist makes experiment on him, making him capable of regeneration. However, the snake eventually escapes from his cage and devours him. Murdoch sends some mercenaries but the anaconda devours most of them and also Murdoch himself later on. The anaconda is later blew up by grenades, however he manages to survive thanks to his regenerating ability.
Lake Placid vs. Anaconda
In the crossover fifth film, three Anacondas share the role of main antagonists with the Black Lake Crocodiles.
Sarah Murdoch sends Jim Bickerman and her associate Beach to capture one of the crocodiles from Black Lake in order to create a hybrid with some Anacondas. A crocodile is captured and placed in a laboratory truck, but it manages to break out and frees the three snakes also present on the truck. Later, Sarah sends mercenaries to recapture the reptiles but many of them are killed by the anacondas. The snakes also attack a group of sorority girls and devour some of them, but they are confronted to the crocodiles too. One of the anacondas is killed by sheriff Reba and officer Will Tull while fighting a crocodile, and another is thrown into a helicopter by one of the crocodiles, killing him and the men aboard. The last snake manages to kill several crocodiles but is finally killed by Beach with a grenade.
- Poacher (indirectly)
- Gary Dixon
- Warren Westridge
- Paul Serone
- Lopak Hunter
- Lead Lopak Hunter
- Borneo Crocodile
- Dr. Ben Douglas
- John Livingston
- Gordon Mitchell
- Tran Wu
- Dr. Jack Byron
- Security Guard
- Lab Worker 1
- Lab Worker 2
- Lab Worker 3
- Professor Eric Kane
- Lab Worker 4
- Captain Grozny
- Markos Hammett (indirectly)
- Peter Reysner
- Officer 1
- Officer 2
- Mercenary 1
- Patrick (survived long enough until being killed by Eugene)
- Mercenary 2
- Jackie (indirectly)
- J.D. Murdoch
- Crocodile 2
- Crocodile 5
- Mercenary 2
- Crocodile 6
- Crocodile 7
- Borneo Anacondas are actually the fictional species of the giant anacondas as they were never exist in real-life. This because in Borneo, the only existing huge snakes was pythons instead which like anacondas in both film and real-life, they were constrictor snakes.
- Giant Anacondas in the film may inspired by reports about giant anacondas aside regular anacondas in real life.