Basilisks are a type of monster in the manga Delicious in Dungeon.

Anatomy and Appearance[edit | edit source]

Basilisks appear to be chickens with a snake for a tail.[1] However, the snake's portion is actually though to be the head, since if a Basilisk is cut in half, the part with the snake head lives longer.[2] The dividing line between head and tail is a point of contention.[3]

They have spurs on the back of their claws that hold a deadly venom.[1]

Their eggs are squishy and bean-shaped like the eggs of snakes,[2] and are laid every 2-3 days, much like chickens.[4] The eggs appear to have no whites.[5] They hatch from eggs looking very much like chicks with small snake tails.[3]

They are related to the Cockatrice, mentioned by Laios to live on a lower dungeon floor.[6]

Behavior and Weaknesses[edit | edit source]

They can sense heat from their snake side with what is commonly known as a pit organ.[7]

The best way to attack them is to first intimidate them by making one's body seem larger and shouting as much as possible,[8] then attack them from two sides at the same time, since the two brains briefly confuse the body if attacked at the same time.[9]

Culinary Usage[edit | edit source]

The basilisk can be cooked like a chicken, and tastes remarkably similar to one too.[10] Eating them raw is not recommended as they harbor Campylobacter evil (イビルカンピロバクター ibirukanpirobakutā?).[11]

Basilisk eggs are also edible, and when cooked in an omelette look more reddish-yellow than chicken eggs do.[12]

Basilisk meat and/or eggs have been used in the following dishes:

Other[edit | edit source]

The immortal residents of the Golden Castle appear to keep tame basilisks.[18]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Delicious in Dungeon Manga: Chapter 3, p. 6
  2. 2.0 2.1 Delicious in Dungeon Manga: Chapter 4, p. 20
  3. 3.0 3.1 Miscellaneous Monster Tales -1-
  4. Delicious in Dungeon Manga: Chapter 3, p. 8
  5. Delicious in Dungeon Manga: Chapter 4, p. 21
  6. Delicious in Dungeon Manga: Chapter 3, p. 7
  7. Delicious in Dungeon Manga: Chapter 34, p. 15
  8. Delicious in Dungeon Manga: Chapter 3, p. 11
  9. Delicious in Dungeon Manga: Chapter 3, p. 13
  10. Delicious in Dungeon Manga: Chapter 3, p. 21
  11. Delicious in Dungeon Manga: Chapter 4, p. 2
  12. 12.0 12.1 Delicious in Dungeon Manga: Chapter 4, p. 22
  13. Delicious in Dungeon Manga: Chapter 3, p. 19
  14. Delicious in Dungeon Manga: Chapter 5, p. 22
  15. Delicious in Dungeon Manga: Chapter 7, p. 18
  16. Delicious in Dungeon Manga: Chapter 8, p. 16
  17. Delicious in Dungeon Manga: Chapter 48, p. 29
  18. Delicious in Dungeon Manga: Chapter 46, p. 7

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