The Serpent



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Sean (son)
Ronald Weiss (former accomplice)
Leigh Vega (former accomplice)
Noel (former lieutenant)
Santiago (lieutenant)
Gwen Hayes (former prisoner)
Tamsin Pillsbury (former prisoner)


2, 3, 4

First seen


Appeared in

14 episodes

Portrayed by

Bryan Cranston

Eden Rising

Someone you consider a friend was once a mere finger puppet for me... a victim turned into a believer... a believer turned into a villain. But I didn’t do complete damage. She still feels love, pain, she still functions without my wishes. Control is breaking. But I can find a way to nail those ideals I tried so desperately to force into her head back in there and re-plant those seeds of destruction. So she will be as mindless, as soulless, and crave as much bloodshed as those monsters in that cage. But she will be as normal-looking as us, resembling a friend, a lover, a mother, a fighter...

The Serpent, to Gwen, about Leigh, You Won't Like Tomorrow

Frank Wyatt, better known as The Serpent, is a recurring antagonist in Eden Rising. He is a man of intense power who leads his own band of rebels and pirates, looting communities all along the coast of France. His intentions have been to focus on destroying Eden for a long time, but until now he hasn't had the tools he's needed. He seems deeply indebted to the United Nations, putting his hatred for Eden behind and offering a peaceful resolution to their conflicts in order to appease the U.N.'s leader, Papadakis.

He has an intense link with Leigh, revealed to be that he was co-founder of the Il Alichino bio-terrorist unit who used their knowledge and power for radical religious control alongside her father and his close friend Ronnie Weiss.


It is known that Frank had a son named Sean, who created a college study group called the Il Alichino, believing the world would end soon because of humanity becoming sinful and decadent. Because he was a politician, Frank was warned about a big government conspiracy revolving around the release of a virus.

So Frank took over Sean's study group and it. Frank was able to get his army buddy Ronald Weiss sucked into it. The day of Ronnie's daughter Leigh's wedding, the virus was spread and infection began. Frank discovered Leigh floating in a river downstream, the only known survivor of her wedding party. He brought Leigh to Ronnie, and knew of her brainwashing.

It is known that after this, Frank went to France, where he set up base of operations there with a few other members of the Il Alichino. However, here is where Frank decided to split off, severing ties with Leigh completely after sending the last vials of the original, but ever-mutating, virus on board the La Mer, the first cruise liner since the world fell apart.

Finding a new purpose without the Il Alichino, Frank set up a pirating empire on an island he owned in the waters surrounding France. Here, he adopted his new persona, the pirate leader The Serpent. He decided to do a lot of experimenting on the infected to learn more about how they function. He also started up a form of entertainment for the people living on the island, called the SlaughterBowl. It is a televised game show where contestants must move through an obstacle course and score points by killing the infected that roam throughout, or even by killing their fellow contestants.

He has always had some bitterness toward Eden and has been trying to destroy it for a long time. His exact motives, however, are unclear at this point.

The Serpent kidnapped Ash and PJ. He grew fond of PJ quickly, because of his similarities to The Serpent's dead son Sean. He forced Ash to participate in the SlaughterBowl game show. So impressed with his debut, The Serpent rewarded Ash with a night in the pretty pink house by the lavender fields on the night, to spend with the beautiful hairdresser and lab assistant, Tamsin.

In the rescue mission that Leigh was part of, to retrieve Ash and PJ, The Serpent and Leigh came face-to-face, where he revealed who he was before - her father's close friend Frank and one of the original co-conspirators for the Il Alichino. In a struggle to keep her true identity concealed from the others in her group, Leigh just shot him. He was considered dead.

However, a group of pirates led by Santiago attacked Anton and tried to recruit him. He apparently escaped and arrived at Eden, warning them that The Serpent wasn't dead and he is planning an imminent attack on Eden. He and his posse arrived at Eden, offering to leave without attacking if Séverine is brought to him.

Séverine, despite the protests of her people, gives into The Serpent's demands, hoping to spare her home. The Serpent and his men retreat once Sev surrenders as his prisoner. Turns out, The Serpent was kidnapping her under orders of Papadakis, leader of the United Nations and his personal sponsor.


  • The Serpent chose his name because "the serpent" is like the antithesis to Eden, as the snake corrupted Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden.


Season Two appearances
Home Friendly Cards Turn and Back Again There Was No Calm Before This Storm Thank You for Coming to Cut-throat Creek (Please Don't Overstay Your Welcome) No Peace
Moccasin A Spy in the House of Love Wedding You Want to End This Once and For All? The Second Coming (That Which We Have Wrought)
Season Three appearances
Snapdragon Jiang Shi Let's Go to Commercial, or: How I Got Laid in a Pretty Pink House Where in the World Have You Been, Manila Shea? You Won't Like Tomorrow
Tomorrow It's Turtles All the Way Down and the Bottom Is Oh-So Close Funeral The Mourning After Serpentine Fire
Season Four appearances
Let's Deal the Cards Again, Part I Let's Deal the Cards Again, Part II Halcyon Bury the Hatchet
Converge 'Tis Pity She's a Dead Whore Our Mutual Friend The False Knight on the Road and the God-Why-Don't-You-Love-Me Blues
Show Me Your Teeth Shadowboxing I Just Wasn't Made for These Times Mad World
Characters from Eden Rising
Bolio Family
Ash Ben Bolio
Glenley, Kentucky
Tom Snyder Darla Snyder Declan O'Day Kelvin Rivera Sidney Strauss Kate Kirby Trigger Javier Rivera Becky Fitzherbert Robert Annie Snyder
New Venice
Gwen Hayes Kitty Stiles Xander Drake Lori Kitka Christopher Joey Kitka
Ohio State Fairgrounds
Manila Shea PJ Shamp Gareth The General
Bonnie & Clyde
Bonnie Clyde
Il Alichino
Leigh Vega Ronald Weiss Mr. White
Tulsa International Airport
Rory Stiles Phoebe Denning Mal Stillman Regis Michael Griggs
Last Chance Society
Benedict Ivy Adam John Smith Father Warden Maude Libby Bray Chrissie
Victor Vanbrooke Dr. Banana Pancakes Ike Anton Olko Simon Boyle Séverine Bangalter Blair Easton Bryce Easton Matt Lucy Dr. Cross Ed MacPherson Chandra MacPherson Eddie Sebastian Zoe
The Serpent's Island
Tamsin Pillsbury The Serpent Santiago Otto Piper Harlow Finius Goldberg Noel
United Nations
Alicia Kinsey Wolf Angelo Sierra Papadakis Emily Astrange Vijay Dasari Emiko Kochi Kilian Duncan
Nico's Farm
Dwight Brash Winnie Reil Skeeter Maia DiGregorio Oliver Kim Roz Mulheron Nico Francesci Hiro Kim
Lucas LeBlanca Miriam Valdez Desdemona Braun Gio Durant Newt Quinlan Gallagher Tate Valdez Elijah Tanya Durant Ruby Durant
Kelly Amir Ugis
Princess Elektra Floros Dawn Brash Gillian Shamp Jessie Rosalie
Dead and zombie characters appear in italics. Characters whose status is unknown appear in bold.

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