Basilisks are an enemy first encountered in the Land of Wind and Shade. They possess a long snake-like body with multiple sets of limbs, as well as a distinctive long tongue. Like imps, they seem to possess varying costumes. They are also .
In human mythology, basilisks are said to have venomous breath, and sometimes a petrifying gaze. Sburb basilisks do not have either of these powers, though the portrusions on their head are similar to both the "crown" of the mythological basilisk and the "casque" of the real-life basilisk lizard (family Corytophanidae).
Interestingly, the original Basilisks that John fought were about twice as big as the ones found on LOHAC and LOTAM and had six legs instead of four. Other underlings, such as the giclops have displayed variation in size as well.
Tar Basilisks[edit | edit source]
They drop lots of tar when killed. They also appear to leave their heads behind, but this might be an effect of the Blunderbluss that slew them.
Amber Basilisks[edit | edit source]
Found in the Land of Heat and Clockwork. Dave defeats several and picks up large amounts of amber and sulfur. Several of these have acquired working wings from Dave's prototyping. It is also possible that these could be sulfur basilisks.