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Snail
Waving Snail
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Name Snail
Species Mollusk People
Introduced in "Slumber Party Panic"
Voiced by Pendleton Ward (when possessed)[1]
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The Snail is a character that is hidden in every episode of Adventure Time to date (excluding the animated short and Food Chain), usually seen waving at the screen. His cameos are a running gag. In the episode "Mortal Folly," The Lich possesses the Snail and uses it to escape containment in the amber prison. Later in "Mortal Recoil," the Lich possesses the Snail again after releasing Princess Bubblegum from his control.

The Lich

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The Snail, spellbound by the Lich [note his eyes]

While the Snail was just a running gag at first, he eventually become an integral part of the story when he releases The Lich in the episode "Mortal Folly." The Snail comes out of Finn's bag to wave to the viewers, but then falls under The Lich's mind-control spell and breaks the amber prison by bashing it with his head. He appears at the end of "Mortal Recoil," and once again at the beginning of "The Lich," still being controlled by the Lich. In the Adventure Time comic book series, he goes into the Lich's bag while still under his control and comes out normal again unharmed.

At the end of "In Your Footsteps," the Snail speaks for the first time and gains The Enchiridion. The Snail still continues to appear in each episode, and (when examined closely) appears to still have green eyes and an evil expression on its face.

In the episode "The Lich," the Lich ends up changing bodies moving to that of the deceased Billy. After this, the snail no longer shows any further sign of possession as revealed in "Up a Tree."

The possessed snail was voiced by Pendleton Ward.[1]

Season 1

The tables below list the Snail's known whereabouts.

Episode Description Picture
Slumber Party Panic On top of a Candy Person's head Snail S1E1
Trouble in Lumpy Space According to Pen's Spring, they dropped the ball on this episode, and the original airing of the episode did not have the Snail. They claimed they would add it in for reruns.[2] The Snail is now seen behind lumpy Jake on a streamer at prom-coming just after Finn falls through the building. Snail S1E2
Prisoners of Love Next to Slime Princess when she says, "Yay!" This is the first close-up of the Snail. Snail S1E3
Tree Trunks On Tree Trunks' picnic blanket Snail S1E4
The Enchiridion! Next to Princess Bubblegum when Finn saves her from hitting the ground Snail S1E5
The Jiggler In the red liquid next to the Mama Jiggler during a close-up Snail S1E6
Ricardio the Heart Guy On the dance floor near Slime Princess Snail S1E7
Business Time On the Gauntlet dock when the Business Men are working on it Snail S1E8
My Two Favorite People On the lake shore behind Finn Snail S1E9
Memories of Boom Boom Mountain On a table next to Jake Snail S1E10
Wizard On the stage right after "LEVEL 31!" Snail S1E11
Evicted! Twice during the House Hunting Song as Finn and Jake walk towards the camera (akin to the repeated appearance of background as characters walk by it as used as a method for animating less). This episode shows the Snail the most number of times. Snail S1E12
City of Thieves Jake makes a snail-shaped imprint on his belly shortly after meeting Penny. It is seen when he turns back around. It was made after he was trying to make a shape out of his belly. Snail S1E13
The Witch's Garden On the grass next to the Two-Headed Duck when the Tree Fort is first shown Snail S1E14
What is Life? On the floor after Ice-o-pede attacks Ice King Snail S1E15
Ocean of Fear On the wall of the ruins in the middle of the ocean that Finn flies to using Jake's ears Snail S1E16
When Wedding Bells Thaw By the back of the Tree Fort when Ice King is wondering if he's at the right address Snail S1E17
Dungeon Pops up very briefly when Finn falls into the soup inside the cage. He might have fallen out of Finn's pack. Snail S1E18
The Duke By the tree when the Duke of Nuts lays down his cape for the family of ducks/quails. Also on the newspaper when the Squirrel looks through the articles Snail S1E19
Freak City On the bridge when the Rump People throw Finn under it Snail S1E20
Donny On the left side of the screen when Donny was squeezing eggs out of the chickens at the barn person Snail S1E21
Henchman Under the Duke of Nuts' chair when he says, "Oh, how wonderful!" Snail S1E22
Rainy Day Daydream Beside Finn and Jake when they're talking to BMO Snail S1E23
What Have You Done? On the floor next to Ice King's bed Snail S1E24
His Hero Hiding behind the gruel pot after Cobbler confronts Finn about the stone-skin potion filled gruel Snail S1E25
Gut Grinder On the ground when the mayor of the Spiky People is thanking Finn Snail S1E26

Season 2

Episode Description Picture
It Came from the Nightosphere A spirit version of the Snail appears in one of Marceline's father's soul sacks near Lumpy Space Princess. Snail S2E1
The Eyes Is visible very briefly when Jake is talking about capturing the bandito Snail S2E2
Loyalty to the King Very briefly appears near the door when Lumpy Space Princess first enters the "Nice King's" room Snail S2E3
Blood Under the Skin This episode originally had no snail appearing in it. However, the Snail has been added in the Swamp of Embarrassment at the base of the tree next to the woman and her baby showering who calls Finn a pervert. S2e4 snail
Storytelling On the leaf falling down by the tree house, and also on the leaf when it lands in the forest. This is the second time the Snail was seen clearly on the show, but it was the first time he was used in the plot. Snail S2E5
Slow Love By the bottle on the table next to Finn and Jake while they demonstrate to Snorlock how to talk to the ladies S2e6 snail
Power Animal On the broken TV next to the Nymphs while Jake is walking up to them Snail S2E7
Crystals Have Power By the table when Finn walks up to the crystal while it's glowing S2e8 snail
The Other Tarts In the window when Cinnamon Bun says, "Hey!" Snail S2E9
To Cut a Woman's Hair Next to Finn when he screams after he looks at Princess Beautiful Snail S2E10
The Chamber of Frozen Blades On the ground when Finn puts on his sweater outside the Ice King's castle Snail S2E11
Her Parents On the table when Ethel and Bob talk with Jake Ethel and Bob
The Pods On top of the small house built by Finn, Jake, and the pigs S2e13 snail
The Silent King In the background when the thief is stealing hot buns Snail S2E14
The Real You Under the grill when Princess Bubblegum dumps coal on it S2e15 snail
Guardians of Sunshine In the entrance of the Tree Fort when the Guardians of Sunshine monsters escape and push Finn and Jake out of the house wall S2e16 snail
Death in Bloom Behind the house in Veggie Village Snail S2E17
Susan Strong Standing by the garbage where the hyoomans are hiding S2e18 snail
Mystery Train In the kitchen on the floating light in the train S2e19 snail
Go With Me Inside the windscreen of the wrecked bus at the movies Snail S2E20
Belly of the Beast Just to the right of the DJ Bear the first time he appears on-screen and between DJ Bear and a bent down green bear S2e21 snail
The Limit On the pile of rocks on the left side of the screen when Jake is moving the block into the hole S2e22 snail
Video Makers In the tree on the right side of the screen right before Finn warns Slime Princess not to fall into the water S2e23 snail
Mortal Folly The Snail makes a prominent appearance emerging from Finn's backpack, becoming possessed by the Lich and freeing him from his amber prison. S2e24 snail
Mortal Recoil The Snail appears in the episode title card and in the final scene of the episode, still possessed by the Lich.

Mortal snail Snail S2E25

Heat Signature The snail appears only once; the object mistaken for the snail when Marceline is teaching them to walk like vampires is just an aluminum can. The snail is in the background behind a tire as Finn and Jake are trying to scare Lumpy Space Princess because they think they're invisible. Snail S2E26

Season 3

In season three, the snail is still possessed by the Lich in every cameo.

Episode Description Picture
Conquest of Cuteness In hut in the background when BMO is taking pictures of the Cuties Snail S3E1
Morituri Te Salutamus In the rocks on the right side of the screen when Finn and Jake first enter the Arena Snail S3E2
Memory of a Memory Hanging upside-down from the top of a lamp in Marceline's house when she is first found S3e3 snail
Hitman On the stump that Finn and Jake trip over. Potentially the third time the snail has influenced the plot, as it is somewhat implied the lich-possessed snail caused them to trip Snail S3E4
Too Young Behind the dancing blue candy citizen S3e5 snail
The Monster In the field, when Lumpy Space Princess emerges from the windmill and gets called a "monster" S3e6 snail
Still On the top of a door frame when Ice King and Gunter fight with the bottle Snail S3E7
Wizard Battle In the Grand Master Wizard's sleeve when he's playing with his cat Snail S3E8
Fionna and Cake On the ceiling, when Prince Gumball is decorating it with Jelly Kinder Snail S3E9
What Was Missing On Marceline's stove, on the handle of a pot Snail S3E10
Apple Thief On the stool behind the angry cookie guy in the Candy Tavern Snail S3E11
The Creeps On the stairs in the background S3e12 snail
From Bad to Worse In the window all the way to the right, right after the zombies get flying powers from Finn's antidote S3e13 snail
Beautopia On the back of the chair as Finn chants "Hazelnut!" Snail S3E14
No One Can Hear You On a garbage heap when Jake says, "Think about it." S3e15 snail
Jake vs. Me-Mow Beside the dead bull S3e16 snail
Thank You On a tree branch when the snow golem's walking to gather fruit S3e17 snail
The New Frontier On the door of the ship S3e18 snail
Holly Jolly Secrets Part I On the hill S3e19 snail
Holly Jolly Secrets Part II The Snail prominently appears as a non-cameo minor character. He is shown when Shelby says his name and continues to appear at the end during shots of the gang. Snail S3E20
Marceline's Closet Near the ladder Snail In Marceline's Closet
Paper Pete On the top left table S3e22 snail
Another Way On the rim of the bridge S3e23 snail
Ghost Princess Next to the corpse of "some donkus" Snail S3E24
Dad's Dungeon On the boat S3e25 snail
Incendium On the painting on Finn's wall Snail S3E26

Season 4

In season 4, the possessed snail is still making cameos, but it played a major part in the episode "In Your Footsteps." As inferred from the dream in "The Lich," the Snail appears to have been abandoned by the Lich when he took over Billy.

Episode Description Picture
Hot to the Touch Behind the box while NEPTR was singing S4e1 snail
Five Short Graybles When the Ice King is washing off Gunter's stench S4e2 snail
Web Weirdos On the web next to Ed after Jake is tied up. In the HD version of the TV episode, the Cartoon Network HD logo covers the snail up. Snail S4E3
Dream of Love On the ground next to Mr. Pig during his song solo S4e4 snail
Return to the Nightosphere Near Hunson Abadeer's statue in the prison S4e5 snail
Daddy's Little Monster Under some demons in line as Finn and Jake enter the room with Hunson Abadeer (Marceline), just before running into the Line Demon Snail S4E6

In Your Footsteps

On the ground with the partying Candy People at the beginning of the episode. He also appears, possessed by the Lich, at the end of the episode, taking the Enchiridion from the Bear. Snail S4E7S4e7 possessed snail in cave
Hug Wolf In the doorway of the tower behind Finn and Jake when they start picking up candy litter Snail S4E8
Princess Monster Wife Between Bubblegum and Lumpy Space Princess when they go to talk to Finn and Jake Snail S4E9
Goliad On a shelf in the preschool Snail S4E10
Beyond this Earthly Realm On pedestal Snail S4E11
Gotcha! Next to Finn when Lumpy Space Princess looks out the window and Finn is alone sitting on the log Snail S4E12
Princess Cookie On top of the couch in the orphanage S4e13 snail
Card Wars On top of the stove Snail In Card Wars
Sons of Mars Top left corner in Magic Man's house when Finn and Jake crash S4e15 Snail Circled
Burning Low Up on the door frame S4e16 snail
BMO Noire On the stepping stone outside the house S4e17 snail
King Worm Appears on shelf near the end when Finn says, "Get out of our house, King Worm!" S4e18 snail
Lady & Peebles In the igloo when Princess Bubblegum says, "Let's roll." SnailLadyandPeebles
You Made Me In the security room right beside the banana guards Umademesnail
Who Would Win The snail is seen when Finn is jumping rope with Jake. JumpRopeFinnJakeSnail
Ignition Point The snail is near the top right corner of the screen when the guards are discussing about the "new painting." S4e22 snail
The Hard Easy On the wooden structure with all the birds on it located in the swamp S4e23 snail
Reign of Gunters When Gunter is throwing stuff out of the fridge looking for bottles

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I Remember You

At the bottom right corner of the Ice King's cave entrance as he leaves. Also, it appears very small under a desk in the Ice King's castle when he looks for the book where he gets his song inspiration from.

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The Lich In Finn's premonition dream, the snail reads the Enchiridion and subsequently appears to kill Billy. Lik

Season 5

With the Lich abandoning the Snail at the end of the previous season, it has been restored to its normal pre-"Mortal Folly" role.

Episode Description Picture
Finn the Human In the road where Farmworld Finn is talking to someone S5e1 snail
Jake the Dog Outside the Hot Dog Kingdom S5e2 snail
Five More Short Graybles Inside the Music Shop (with Marceline) S5e3 snail
Up a Tree Waving to Finn S5e5 snail
All the Little People Inside the Book Fort All the little people snail
Jake the Dad Waving in the Kitchen Background WAVING SNAIL
Davey

On the sidewalk, when Davey (Finn) is aimed at the bike shop

S5e7 snail
Mystery Dungeon In the far right next to Ice King S5e8 snail
All Your Fault Next to Princess Bubblegum's seeds All Your Fault Snail
Little Dude Behind the kitchen stool on the right side S5e10 snail
Bad Little Boy On Ice King's chair while Marceline is floating and having a conversation with the Ice King BLBSnail
Vault of Bones On branch near the entrance of the dungeon that Finn and Flame Princess run into Snail in Vault of Bones
The Great Bird Man On rock of the lower level S5e13 snail
Simon & Marcy Next to the car's right-side tire S5e14 snail
A Glitch is a Glitch

On Ice King's computer near the end (It also appears in the credits, which are not shown during airings.)

Snail In A Glitch Is A Glitch 3
Puhoy Top-right corner of the screen during the Pillowtown party, when Finn asks Quilton to help him find the door S5e16 snail
BMO Lost Right in front of the log S5e17 snail
Princess Potluck Inside the oven S5e18 snail
James Baxter the Horse Inside a bucket S5e19 snail
Shh! On the boot S5e20 snail

The Suitor

Lowest shelf behind Braco's head S5e21 snail
Party's Over, Isla de Senorita Next to Princess Bubblegum's plant S5e22 snail
One Last Job In the Banana Guards' control room on the pizza box S5e23 snail
Another Five More Short Graybles Under the chair S5e24 snail
Candy Streets In the cage S5e25 snail
Wizards Only, Fools In the bubble S5e26 snail
Jake Suit On top of the shelf above the clock Snail In Jake Suit
Be More On the top of the faucet

S5e28 snail

Sky Witch On top of the railing in Maja's house S5e29 Snail
Frost & Fire Next to the table

Snail In Frost & Fire

Too Old On top of staircase S5e31 snail
Earth & Water On Cinnamon Bun's radio

Snail In Earth & Water

Time Sandwich On top of the stove S5e33 snail
The Vault On the stairway Snail In The Vault
Love Games Next to the bowl of fruits

S5e35 snail

Dungeon Train On a small crack in the floor S5e36 snail
Box Prince On the top row of the crowd's seats Snail In The Box Prince
Red Starved Next to the rock Snail In Red Starved
We Fixed a Truck On a stack of pancakes on far right Snail In We Fixed a Truck
Play Date On Ice King's drum Snail In Play Date
The Pit On the bicycle wheel Snail In The Pit
James On bottom right corner next to the toxic creature S5e42 snail
Root Beer Guy Beside trash can S5e43 snail
Apple Wedding Beside a chair on the left 5S 44E It's time Tree Trunks
Blade of Grass Next to the stall selling cheese on the right S5e45 snail
Rattleballs On the pile of garbage in the top right corner S5e46 snail
Red Throne In front of the cell in the bottom left S5e47 snail
Betty (episode) On the chair S5e48 snail
Bad Timing On top of the wall as a silhouette

S5e49 snail

Lemonhope Part 1 Under the table next to Lemonhope S5e50 snail
Lemonhope Part 2 On the ladder next to Lemonhope and Phlannel Boxingday S5e51 snail
Billy's Bucket List In the sink S5e52 snail

Season 6

Episode Description Picture
Wake Up Inside a balloon near the Lich S6e1 snail
Escape from the Citadel On one of the Citadel Guardian's shoulder S6e2 snail
James II On the balcony S6e3 snail
The Tower Under the table S6e4 snail
Sad Face The snail performs a dive off a staircase into a bucket. S6e5 snail
Breezy Under Breakfast Princess S6e6 snail
Food Chain The snail was not featured in this episode due to it being made by a guest animator.
Furniture & Meat On the right side of the tub S6e8 snail
The Prince Who Wanted Everything By the fox S6e9 snail
Something Big By the monster's foot S6e10 snail
Little Brother On a tree branch S6e11 snail
Ocarina On the ground by Jake's leg S6e12 snail
Thanks for the Crabapples, Giuseppe Under a cow. S6e13 snail
Princess Day Inside the orange juice. Snail in Princess Day
Nemesis Under the table. Snail in Nemesis
Joshua and Margaret Investigations In front of the window. Snail in Joshua & Margaret Investigations

Trivia

Appearance in other media

  • In the game Righteous Quest 2, the Snail appears a few times in the game.
  • The Snail starred in its own FusionFall game: "Snail Quest."
  • The game Legends of Ooo uses snails as hints. Also, a slimy snail is used to free Slime Princess.
  • Issue 1 of the Adventure Time comic series begins with the Lich-controlled Snail entering the Bag of Holding, which somehow allows the Lich to return to his old body.
  • In Issue 3 of the Adventure Time comic, the snail makes two cameos on top of a Snow Finn's head.
  • In Issue 4, the snail appears in the background when Princess Bubblegum is thanking Finn, and is also seen on Marceline's lifeguard chair in the panel after the Great Mushroom War comic is shown.
  • In Adventure Time with Fionna and Cake Issue 1, the snail can be seen in the cover of the comic waving.
  • The snail appears at random points in Finn and Jake's Epic Quest and is sometimes the objective of a certain quest.
  • The snail was the only main character that didn't wear a sweater in Holly Jolly Secrets Part II.
  • The Snail appears in the Adventure Time graphic novel, Playing with Fire.
  • The Snail appears in Finn's backpack on the Adventure Time Thanksgiving Day Parade balloon.
  • A revolving 3D model of the Snail is used as a loading icon in the Adventure Time iOS game, Card Wars. Specifically it can be seen on the top-left corner of the screen when starting up the app.
  • The snail can be seen on the blue team's side in Adventure Time Battle Party.

References in other media

  • In Issue 520 in MAD magazine, the snail can be seen on the cover, waving. Although, the snail is waving angrily at the reader.

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