Deadly Nadders are long and serpentine, and at least come in the colors of green or purple. Their bodies are so long and rope like, that they can get tangled when sleeping together for winter hibernation. In "How to Train Your Dragon", they have yellow cat-like eyes and ears (presumably this is referring to ear pinna (flaps)).
|“||It unfolded it wings to their greatest extent and stealthily advanced, like a panther about to spring."||”|
|— How to Train Your Dragon|
- In The Incomplete Book of Dragons, another Dragon called the Eight-Legged Nadder appears. Because the Eight-Legged Nadder looks exactly like a Deadly Nadder, has the same stats and has the name 'Nadder', it is possible that they are the same species and that 'Eight-Legged Nadder' is just another name for 'Deadly Nadder'.
- In the Dragon Rebellion, some Deadly Nadders are shown to fight alongside the Dragon Furious.
- It is likely that the word, Nadder comes from the word, adder, which means snake and likely named after the snake-like appearance.