Real Name: Hssss of the Viper House™
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 D’Vann 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!
Shield of Ka bio - Masters Mondays
Vile Enchanted Artifact
Of all the old gods, the good snake goddess Asklepia was worshiped by one of the most advanced clans on all of ancient Eternia. Healers and architects, the original Snake Clan brought much prosperity to their neighboring Tree and Ape Clans. Yet Ka, one of the acolytes to the High Priest and an orphan after a wild Beast Men attack, resented the lesser beings outside of Asklepia’s golden vale. He made bargains with Asklepia’s dark twin sister Serpentia and her minion the Unnamed One, consuming demon blood from Despondos to gain new powers. He then fashioned vile artifacts, including a shield that could ward off the enemies of the Snake Clan. When the High Priest discovered him, Ka murdered his former teacher and took his vestments and staff, but Asklepia herself cursed and deformed Ka as punishment. Ka later allied with King Hssss and the Snake Men, but they betrayed him and took his artifacts. The enchanted Shield protected Hssss for centuries until Skeletor shattered it in the Second Ultimate Battleground.