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"Oh, my dear, perhaps it's true that I wasn't able to deceive your heart, but your eyes, what about your eyes? Have they been deceived all along? You poor, blind fool. You can't even see what's in front of you anymore, can you?"
— "Princess Snake"

Princess Snake (へびひめ Hebi hime, lit. "Snake Princess") is the princess of a castle on Snake Way. In her true form, she is known as the Goddess of Snake Way[2] (蛇道しん Jadou-shin).[1]

Concept and creation[]

The concept of Princess Snake was developed by original author Akira Toriyama. Her encounter with Goku may have been inspired by the story of Kiyohime, a woman who was deceived by the priest she fell in love with and pursued him as a fire-breathing snake.

While she did not personally appear in the manga, the Snake Way appears in her image.


She is interested in manly men such as King Yemma, Goku[1] and Raditz. However she is quick to anger upon rejection, eating Goku when he indicates that he is going to leave,[1] and trapping him in an illusion so he would not be aware of this.



God of Snake Way as Princess Snake

Princess Snake's outfit is very beautiful. It consists of a pair of large purple earrings, a white fur boa, a grayish-purple snakeskin qipao (possibly to mimic the skin of her snake form), a pair of very beautiful long white gloves, and a pair of purple high-heeled pumps. Her attendants all wear similar qipaos to hers, except they are green or purple and slightly longer.

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Snake Way

He true form is a giant dragon-like serpent which is identical in appearance to the Snake Way itself.



She became the Snake Princess in 739 Before Age, and the only person who ever tried to capture her was King Yemma, about 500 years prior to the events of Dragon Ball Z. She has also implied that she and Yemma have since been wed. She won the laurels at the Afterlife Beauty Pageant.[1]

King Yemma is her husband,[1] however her relationship with Raditz[3] and attempt to seduce Goku implies she is either divorced from King Yemma, is unfaithful, or they have an open marriage.

Dragon Ball Z[]

Vegeta Saga[]


Princess Snake shows her evil face

When Goku traverses Snake Way to reach and train under King Kai, Princess Snake tries to steal his heart in her disguised form, but his sense of loyalty to his family and friends is, of course, far too strong, so she transforms into her true form and tries to eat him. While escaping, Goku attempted to reason with her, but she refused to compromise and continued chasing him.

Goku, however, tricks her into tying herself into a knot while evading her in serpent form. With her detained, Goku continued his journey, despite her protests.

Other Dragon Ball stories[]

Harukanaru Densetsu[]

It is implied that Yamcha stayed briefly and that Raditz had some form of relationship with her. It is very likely that the Serpent Road has more relation to her, rather than to King Kai.


Statements by authors and guidebooks

The movie pamphlet for Dragon Ball Z: The Tree of Might and Dragon Ball Z: The Anime Adventure Game state that Princess Snake has a power level of 900. She is powerful even in the base form of a beautiful woman.

Video games

Her power level in Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans is 50 in her disguised form, and 470 in her true form.

Techniques and Special Abilities[]

  • Hikou – Princess Snake can float on clouds, as she was able to slither after Goku in her Snake form and not fall down to Hell.
  • Illusions – God of Snake Way can create illusions, such as the illusion that Goku was in her palace still, while he was really in her stomach.
  • Arm Extension – Princess Snake contorts and elongates her arms to fight. Used in Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans.

God of Snake Way's stomach acids

  • Acid – She has also shown very strong stomach acids, strong enough to melt even Goku's flesh.
  • Cloning - Princess Snake can create a smaller clone of herself inside her to fight those attempting to leave. Used in Attack of the Saiyans.
  • Fire Breath – God of Snake Way has shown the ability to breath fire while in her true form.
  • Howl - Used in Attack of the Saiyans to slow down foes.


Princess Snake[]

Goddess of Snake Way's disguised state which seemingly acts as her base form, in which she appears as a humanoid woman. In this state, she possesses the ability to extend her arms and can cast illusions allowing her to devour victims without them realizing it.

Goddess of Snake Way[]

Princess Snake attempts to consume Goku

God of Snake Way's true form

Goddess of Snake Way[2] (蛇道しん Jadou-shin).[1] is her true form, a giant, gray-colored Snake who has the ability to eat a person whole to be killed & digested by her stomach acid. She also possesses the ability to breathe fire. In her Goddess of Snake Way form, befitting its name, she strongly resembles Snake Way itself, though she is nowhere near as long as the path itself.

Video Game Appearances[]

Her first appearance in a video game was Kyōshū! Saiyan, in which she offers the heroes a rest every time they visit her "house". Unlike in the anime, Princess Snake is somewhat a neutral character in this game.


Princess Snake in The Legacy of Goku

Princess Snake has also been featured in her Princess form as an optional battle in The Legacy of Goku.

She is an enemy in her Snake form in Harukanaru Densetsu, and calls Goz and Mez on the Snake Way map to confront Goku if he meets them.

She is a boss in both her Princess and True forms in Attack of the Saiyans.

In Dokkan Battle, Princess Snake appears as a Support Item which restores 55% HP and reduces damage by 30% for 1 turn. This support item can be acquired during the story event A New Threat!!! The Saiyan Warrior Race by defeating Goz and Mez in Stage 5. The Fight in the Next World.

Voice Actors[]


Dragon Ball Z
  • Princess Snake (Princess Snake/True Form) vs. Goku (anime only)


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