Asmodeus Poisonteeth is a giant adder and the secondary antagonist of the book Redwall as well as the first season of the Redwall TV series.


For many seasons, Asmodeus terrorized Mossflower Woods, attacking and eating the woodlanders. However, he was somewhat of a legend, and very few knew if he existed. The young mouse warrior Matthias learned that years ago, Asmodeus had stolen the powerful Sword of Martin, and kept it with him in his cave. Matthias tracked down the snake and found his home; a huge sandstone quarry filled with tunnels. Matthias eventually found Asmodeus asleep, and quickly took back the sword. But the adder awoke and chased Matthias and his shrew friend Log-a-Log through his caverns, cornering them against a wall. Matthias was forced to fight, and he killed Asmodeus by stabbing him in the head several times after a great mental struggle against the snake's infamous hypnotic power.

Asmodeus continued to be a legend, and his descendants tormented Mossflower Woods for years to come.



  • The name "Asmodeus" comes from the Biblical demon of wrath, Asmodai.
  • In the first Redwall TV episode "Cluny the Scourge", Asmodeus was seen by an infant Matthias and Myrtle as they journeyed to Redwall Abbey. The sight caused Myrtle (who is seriously fatigued from the long journey) to run for her life and collapsed in the river. Matthias survived and was taken in by the Redwall dwellers, but Myrtle dies of exhaustion and was buried in the Redwall cemetery.
  • As with other snakes in Redwall franchise, Asmodeus is a miniature counterpart to a dragon.


           Redwall Villains

Captain Warpclaw | Cheesethief | Cluny the Scourge | Damug Warfang | Darkclaw | Fangburn | Gabool the Wild | Gruntan Kurdly | Raga Bol | Ragear | Redtooth | Scumnose | Shadow | Skullface | Ullig | Vitch | Wilce

Weasels/Ferrets/Stoats/Pine Martens
Badrang the Tyrant | Bullflay | Cap'n Tramun Clogg | Emperor Ublaz Mad Eyes | Ferahgo the Assassin | Killconey | Klitch | Malkariss | Princess Kurda | Raventail | Sawney Rath | Scragg | Swartt Sixclaw | Threeclaws | Vallug Bowbeast | Vilaya | Vilu Daskar | Zwilt the Shade

Ascrod | Balefur | Bane the Fox | Gelltor | Lantur | Mokkan | Plugg Firetail | Rasconza | Ruggan Bor | Sela | Slagar the Cruel | Urgan Nagru | Vannan | Vizka Longtooth | Vulpuz

Lady Kaltag | Pitru | Riggu Felis | Tsarmina Greeneyes | Ungatt Trunn | Verdauga Greeneyes

Asmodeus Poisonteeth | Baliss | Zassaliss, Harssacss, and Sesstra

Brightback | Bull Sparra | Captain Snow | Diptail | General Ironbeak | Korvus Skurr | Mangiz

Other "Vermin" Species
Frilled Lizard Leader | Gulo the Savage | Lask Frildur | Razzid Wearat

Non "Vermin" Species
Druwp | Fenno | Gawtrybe | Tugga Bruster | Wakka

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