The Basilisk is a giant serpent, also known as the King of Serpents. It is a creature bred by Dark Wizards. Herpo the Foul was the first to breed a Basilisk; he accomplished this by hatching a chicken egg beneath a toad which resulted in the creature known as a Basilisk.
Powers and Stats
Origin: Harry Potter
Gender: Male and female both are available, but the one that appears in the series is female.
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Death Stare (Meeting a basilisk's stare directly causes instant death, while doing so indirectly induces Petrification), extremely deadly venom
Lifting Strength: Unknown
Striking Strength: Unknown
Range: Several meters due to its size. Unknown for death stare.
Standard Equipment: Anansi Totem
Intelligence: Sentient, likely does not possess human level intelligence.
Weaknesses: Unintelligent, blindly instinctive. A rooster's cry is deadly to a basilisk