The Nine Lords are culebra siblings andthe heads of the culebra hierarchy. They all control their own territories in the area of Mexico and Texas. All of the Lords have their own way of obtaining blood to keep themselves fed and most are established via elicit businesses such as the Titty Twister.
The lords came to the first realm from Xibalba and were followed by Amaru, the queen of Xibalba. Amaru attempted to track down the lords, but they lured her into a trap and killed her. Afterwards they feasted on her flesh, but not her blood as it was too powerful and so it was given to Lord Oculto for safe keeping.
Immortality- Culebras do not age or decay and are immune to death by disease or sickness.
Accelerated Healing- Culebras heal from physical wounds much faster than humans. In addition, chronic illnesses, such as poor vision, are immediately corrected. For example, Richie was shot in the hand and had a large hole that caused him immense pain if too much pressure was applied to it. Upon transformation, the large wound healed rapidly and his vision was heightened, no longer requiring him to wear glasses.
Superhuman Strength- They have more strength than a regular human.
Shapeshifting- They can shape-shift into a reptilian form that is far stronger and more feral than their human form. It causes them to mentally degenerate into mindless animals that can be killed easier as they are not as smart in a fight and are more blood crazed, though when partially transformed, they are simply more aggressive and can speak, while other are more like hungry zombies and even hunt in hoards or packs. They either have flaked or scaly skin with sometimes hardened scales and horns.