So we know that Voldemort's appearance became more snakelike as he made more horcruxes and dove deeper into dark magic, but why did he become more like a snake and not more like any other animal or creature?

Relate: How did Voldemort's face get disfigured?

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    It's his favourite animal? The Slytherin connection? His Parselmouth abilities? To mark him out as the bad guy? All viable options, none of them proveable. – The Dark Lord Jun 29 '17 at 15:28
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    @TheDarkLord Well, you should know! ;) – Arya Jun 29 '17 at 16:11
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    It is possible that it was a conscious choice. There is no evidence for or against this possibility, but he clearly has an affinity with snakes (being related to Slytherin, speaking parseltongue, choosing a snake for a horcrux, etc) – Magikarp Master Jun 29 '17 at 17:05
  • Are you entirely sure that his face became 'like a snake' rather than simply being deformed? And that deformity making him look 'snakelike'? – Valorum Jun 29 '17 at 21:21
  • I'm not satisfied that this question is different enough to re-open. Most of the answers in the linked question make mention of his snake-like tendencies anyway. – Möoz Jun 29 '17 at 21:50