List of dragons

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This list of dragons is subsidiary to the list of fictional animals and is a collection of various notable draconic characters that appear in various works of fiction. It is limited to well-referenced examples of dragons in literature, film, television, comics, animation and video games.

Literature[edit]

NameWorkAuthorNotes
Ancalagon the BlackLegendariumJ.R.R. TolkienThe greatest dragon ever to live, created by the Dark Lord Melkor, destroyed by Eärendil during the War of Wrath.
Chrysophylax DivesFarmer Giles of HamTolkien[A 1]A wily dragon who engages in a battle of wills with Farmer Giles and loses.
DagurashibanipalGrunts!Mary GentleAn ancient dragon, whose looted horde provides a tribe of orcs with the means to rise above their cannon-fodder station in the Evil Horde of Darkness.
DragonJane and the DragonBaynton[A 2]A very good friend of Jane, 300 years in age and an orphan.
DrogonA Song of Ice and FireGeorge R. R. MartinA black-red dragon, recently hatched by Daenerys Targaryen. It is the largest and most vicious of her three dragons.
ErrolGuards! Guards!Pratchett[A 3]Small, underdeveloped dragon given to the Watch of Ankh-Morpork as a mascot by Sybil Ramkin.
FaranthDragonriders of PernMcCaffrey[A 4]The last gold dragon hatched from the first dragon hatching on Pern, and the most influential dragon in Pernese history.
FírnenInheritancePaolini[A 5]A green, young, and kind dragon who has Arya as his rider.
GlaedrBrisingrPaolini[A 5]An old, golden, and wise dragon who had Oromis as his rider.
GlaurungThe SilmarillionTolkien[A 1]The first of the Dragons, and main antagonist in the tale of The Children of Húrin. His main characteristics are the absence of wings and his ability to manipulate human minds.
HasaiSteel DragonGlenn[A 6]A gun-metal blue dragon with a mane of razor sharp spines running down its neck. It possesses the ability to change size and revert to human form at will. Main protagonist of the series. Ability to summon and control storms and store and channel lightning. Never published except in a running web diary format.
Icefyre"The Tawny Man"Hobb[A 7]A black male dragon buried under ice who breaks free to mate with Tintaglia, a blue dragon, to save the dragon race.
KatlaThe Brothers LionheartLindgren[A 8]A fictional female dragon from the Swedish children's book.
Montague Bunsen-BurnerDragon BoyKing-Smith[A 9]A dragon on a human-free diet who finds and raises an orphaned boy John. He has a wife named Albertina and gains a daughter named Lucky.
MnementhDragonriders of PernMcCaffrey[A 4]The bronze dragon ridden by F'lar, Weyrleader of Benden Weyr.
MoonBaby Unicorn and Baby DragonMarzollo[A 10]A young dragon named to match the crescent mark on his head. Became a great friend of Star after the Eight-Horn Friendship Spell in the prequel The Baby Unicorn.
NorbertaHarry Potter and the Philosopher's StoneRowling[A 11]Previously named Norbert, she is a Norwegian Ridgeback dragon that Hagrid had acquired as an egg from a mysterious, hooded stranger in the Hog's Head. Hagrid raises Norbert until Harry, Ron, and Hermione finally persuade Hagrid to send the dragon to Ron’s older brother Charlie. In the Deathly Hallows, Charlie Weasley reveals to Hagrid that the dragon is female and had been renamed Norberta.
RamothDragonriders of PernMcCaffrey[A 4]The golden queen dragon ridden by Lessa of Benden Weyr and Ruatha Hold.
RhaegalA Song of Ice and FireGeorge R. R. MartinA green dragon, recently hatched by Daenerys Targaryen.
RuthDragonriders of PernMcCaffrey[A 4]The white, sport dragon ridden by Lord Jaxom of Ruatha Hold. Ruth was a throwback, retaining an unusually acute memory and a precise sense of when he was in time. Instrumental in accomplish the final end of Thread.
SaphiraEragonPaolini[A 5]A kind, fierce, and blue dragon who has Eragon as her rider.
SmaugThe HobbitTolkien[A 1]A greedy and wicked golden-red dragon who slaughtered Thrór's dwarf clan along with the town of Dale and took the dwarves' treasure. While Bilbo Baggins talked with Smaug, he found a weak spot in Smaug's impenetrable scales. Hearing this from the Thrush the archer Bard shot Smaug dead.
TemeraireTemeraireNovik[A 12]A black Chinese Celestial whose captain is William Laurence.
ThornEldestPaolini[A 5]A red, immature, and vicious dragon who has Murtagh as his rider.
Tintaglia"The Liveship Traders"Hobb[A 7]A female blue dragon, believed to be the last of her kind. She ultimately mates with Icefyre and saves the dragon race.
Unnamed dragonThe Paper Bag PrincessMunsch[A 13]A dragon who destroys Princess Elizabeth's kingdom and kidnaps her beloved Prince Ronald. Princess Elizabeth defeats the dragon by getting him to show off his full skills, exhausting him.
ViserionA Song of Ice and FireGeorge R. R. MartinA cream-white dragon, recently hatched by Daenerys Targaryen.
Author name legend
  1. ^ a b c J. R. R. Tolkien
  2. ^ Martin Baynton
  3. ^ Terry Pratchett
  4. ^ a b c d Anne McCaffrey
  5. ^ a b c d Christopher Paolini
  6. ^ Michael H. Glenn
  7. ^ a b Robin Hobb
  8. ^ Astrid Lindgren
  9. ^ Dick King-Smith
  10. ^ Jean Marzollo
  11. ^ J.K. Rowling
  12. ^ Naomi Novik
  13. ^ Robert Munsch

Film[edit]

NameFilmNotes
Bio DragonDragon FighterWith no official name, fans of the film have referred to this dragon as Bio Dragon or Genetic Dragon. It is able to breath fire, moves in traditional theropodian way, has long dexterous arms and wings. Horned and spined like many other fictional dragons, has a stony grey-black color. According to the film, the dragon is warm-blooded.[citation needed]
DracoDragonheartVoiced by Sean Connery, the last remaining dragon.
DagahraRebirth of Mothra IIDagahra, was a creature that consume the pollution that the Nilai Kanai produced, thus cleansing the waters. Dagahra did consume pollution, as it was constructed to, but produced a toxic side effect: bariums. Releasing thousands of the acidic sea stars from its body, Dagahra destroyed its creators, then fell into a deep slumber below the waves. Several thousand years later, Dagahra was reawakened by a new insurgence of pollution into its domain. Awakening to fulfill its purpose once again, the toxic monster emerged from its lair, consuming man's waste and releasing its deadly spawn. Soon, the oceans ran red with its lethal sea-stars. Then, it emerged itself, spreading destruction to the land dwellers that feed it so much waste. Later in the movie he battles a new mothra named Mortha Leo then transforms into Rainbow Mothra and the kaiju was finally killed.
DesghidorahRebirth of MothraDesghidorah is another Japanese fiction monster that resembles King Ghirdoah, but different from his counterpart. Desghidorah is a main anatgonist who tries to destroy everything in his sites and wideout the planet. But Mothra battles the monster, the she defeat Desghiorah and seals him back to earth.
FalkorThe Neverending StoryA Luckdragon and friend of Atreyu and Bastian. He is the only luckdragon to appear, although five others are mentioned in passing. he has an elongated, winged body and many white scales and hairs on the length of his body that can appear pink. The form of his head is described less precisely, though his eyes are mentioned as being the color of rubies. Falkor has distinctive canine features.
Golden DragonBeowulfBorn from Grendel's mother and son of Beowulf.
GrandeeneyFairy TailA sky dragon. Foster parent of Wendy Marvel.
Grand King GhidorahRebirth of Mothra IIIGrand King Ghidorah first came to Earth 130 million years ago in his younger form, Creatceous King Ghidorah, and drained the life of almost every creature Cretaceous King Ghidorah on the planet. With this done, the space demon encased himself in a meteor to leave the Earth, living thanks to all the life-essence he had taken. However Grand King Ghidorah descended upon the Earth again during a meteor shower, seeking to use the planet's children as a new source of life, but eventually began going after adults as well. Grand King Ghidorah transported his prey to an enormous pulsating dome that he hid within the Fuji forest. Mothra Leo showed up to fight against the monster, but was completely overpowered. Knowing he had no chance of beating Grand King Ghidorah now, Leo managed to transport himself back in time to face Cretaceous King Ghidorah and apparently defeated it. However one of the space demon's tails was cut off in the fight and burrowed into the Earth, regenerating into a new Grand King Ghidorah that appeared on the day that the first one had. Meanwhile Leo was on the point of death after the battle, but was encased in a cocoon by a trio of ancient armored Mothra catepillars. Meanwhile in 1999, Grand King Ghidorah was collecting more prey, now with nothing to oppose him. However the space demon soon found opposition as the ancient cocoon that Mothra Leo had been encased in opened, releasing the far more powerful Armor Mothra. Grand King Ghidorah engaged this new opponent, but his attacks did nothing against his new opponent's armored body and Armor Mothra suceeded in destroying the space demon.
IgneelFairy TailA red fire dragon which is the foster parent of Natsu Dragneel. The flame dragon king.
MetalicanaFairy TailAn iron dragon. Foster parent of Gajeel Redfox.
King GhidorahGodzillaA kaiju, a fictional Japanese monster featured in several of Toho Studios' Godzilla films. Ghidorah appears as an armless, three-headed dragon with large wings and two tails. (physically, a combination of a Wyvern and a Hydra).
Monster X/Kaiser GhidorahGodzilla: Final WarsGodzilla ventured deep into the heart of Tokyo, seeking out an evil from another world. An alien civilization, known as the Xiliens, were attempting to conquer Earth, and Godzilla was the last hope of a dying people. As the gargantuan guardian continued to approach the mothership, an ancient asteroid known as Gorath was approaching the planet at high speed. When Godzilla noticed the meteor, the nuclear behemoth fired his atomic ray. After a few moments, a huge explosion enveloped the celestial body, turning the once shining metropolis into a desolate graveyard. Godzilla stood amidst the wreckage, in the center of an immense crater. As he looked on, he witnessed the arrival of his greatest challenge yet. It was Monster X, and in the vast ruins of Tokyo, the two beasts began to battle savagely, with neither gaining a clear advantage. Luckily, assistance would soon arrive for the forces of good. Mothra, the winged guardian, arrived to thwart Monster X's attempts to destroy Godzilla. The living tapestry of colors was forced to deal with the Xiliens' newest weapon, however. A fully modified Gigan appeared, and it rendered Mothra unconscious as it began to assist Monster X in Godzilla's defeat. Soon thereafter, Mothra returned to the fray and began to assist Godzilla. She fought Gigan, and in the midst of their battle, both were killed. Only Godzilla and Monster X were left standing. Beams were exchanged, and the city erupted in a roaring conflagration. Godzilla rose to his feet amongst the flames, as Monster X began to reveal his true identity. In truth, Monster X was a titanic, three-headed space dragon known as Keizer Ghidorah. The final battle for the fate of the planet had only just begun. As the Xiliens' reign of terror was finally coming to the close, the showdown between Godzilla and Keizer Ghidorah had just begun. It appeared as though Godzilla was going to procure an immediate advantage, but the space demon turned out to be much stronger than anticipated. Its three gravity beams tore into Godzilla and knocked the proud creature to the ground. Godzilla was dragged across the entire city by the saffron streaks of lightning, and Keizer Ghidorah proceeded to sink its teeth into the gargantuan guardian, absorbing the very life force out of Godzilla. It appeared as though Keizer Ghidorah would soon become the new monster king; it appeared as though Earth would soon suffer the full wrath of this terrible tyrant! Humankind had something to say about it, however. The Gotengo charged and fired a beam at Godzilla. This was no ordinary beam, however. Godzilla was given the power of Keizer, an ancient energy procured from the Xiliens that would give extraordinary abilities to whomever possessed it. With this power, Godzilla was able to send a pulse of energy throughout its body, releasing Keizer Ghidorah's tight grip. The revived reptile fired his atomic ray at Keizer Ghidorah's middle head, causing it to explode! The cunning creature forced the hateful hydra's right head to send a gravity beam scorching into its left, leaving the grotesque dragon mangled and maimed. The limp body of the once tyrannical titan was hurled into the sky, and a hyper spiral ray followed. The motionless body flew far into the atmosphere and erupted into a million pieces. Godzilla roared in victory, for this awful oppressor was finally defeated.
HakuSpirited AwayA white dragon who befriends the protagonist, Sen/Chihiro, and eventually aids in her escape from Yubaba's bath house, although he is Yubaba's apprentice. He is able to turn into a human at will, as well as cast spells of unbinding, invisibility, and binding. Haku is the spirit of the Kohaku river, which a young Chihiro fell into as a child. Since then, the river has been paved over to make room for a mall. In smaller pieces of anime by the author concerning Spirited Away, it has been assumed that Chihiro's mother and father despised the river, for almost killing their daughter.
ToothlessHow to Train Your DragonA black, sleek-headed dragon with retractable teeth and green eyes. Became a loyal companion to Hiccup after he helped Toothless take flight again. His species is known as the "Night Fury" for its appearance and swift combat tactics. Night Furies such as Toothless have the ability to strike quickly and retreat to retaliate, but they are also adept in direct combat as well.
StormflyHow to Train Your DragonA large, bipedal, light blue dragon with very large wings and an array of horns sprouting from its crown. Stormfly is Astrid's dragon, and her species is known as the "Deadly Nadder." She, along with the rest of her kind, has the ability to release poisonous spines from her tail. Combined with the momentum of tail-whipping motions, Nadders like stormfly make excellent marksmen (or marksdragons, rather), despite their frontal blind spot.
Vermithrax PejorativeDragonslayerA flying red dragon who demands tribute from the Kingdom of Urland. Hero Galen Bradwarden learns, however, that Vermithrax is using the sacrifices to feed its young—three red dragon hatchlings.
Unnamed dragonsReign of FireVarious dragons feature prominently as dangerous animals throughout the film.

Television[edit]

NameSeriesNotes
AithusaMerlinA young white dragon that is rescued, hatched and named by Merlin. It later save's Morgana's life by healing her wounds.
DrogonGame of ThronesA black-red dragon, recently hatched by Daenerys Targaryen. It is the largest and most vicious of her three dragons.
KilgharrahMerlinAn ancient dragon (voiced by John Hurt) imprisoned by Uther Pendragon below Camelot. Thought to be the last of its kind.
MelbaUltraman TigaMelba is a Super Anticent Dragon kaiju, who prophesied to return with Golza long ago, Melba emerged from the side of a mountain on Easter Island during the night and shortly after took off to join Golza in the destruction of humanity. Melba reunited with Golza as Golza was destroying Tiga's pyramid of light and assisted the kaiju in destroying two of the three statues that resided in the pyramid. Before they could destroy the final statue, Daigo merged with it and Ultraman Tiga was reborn. Tiga was more than a match for both kaiju and eventually, Golza's feet were broken during the battle after Tiga transformed into Power Mode. Melba was left to defend its ally as Golza fled underground and was able to outmaneuver Tiga in Power Mode, but after Tiga transformed into Sky Mode, the battle turned back to the ultra's favor and Melba was destroyed by Tiga's Ranbalt Light Bomb.
MizunoeryuUltraman GaiaIn a park one sunny day a dragon-like kaiju head statue spoke to the mind of a woman named Miyumi. She was given a message that the Dragon Of The Waters would come to attack and tried to tell KCB only for them to not take it seriously. According to Miyumi the dragon's name is Mizunoeryu and was at one time the ruler of what was now modern day Tokyo. Minutes afterwards several blue serpentine dragons appeared in water systems around the city, starting panics and traffic jams. XIG's computers picked it up just seconds later after they appeared. Once the source of the dragons was found XIG sent Team Hercules to the scene. As Team Hercules made its way into the sewer system the clouds darkened and gathered around the city, giving it a creepy green color to it. Team Hercules makes it to the source where they find a pool of water with jagged rocks and where three dragons made themselves known. The two creatures exchanged projectiles, but once Team Hercules used it's Ultimate Napalm victory seemed certain. A few Missile Grenades were launched to seal the entrance to the dragons' lair, hoping it would end their reign of terror for good, but they were wrong. Mizunoeryu made his true face known and once Team Hercules made a futile attempt to assault his face the water dragon kaiju used a couple forehead flashes to blast them to the surface. Once the creature created fountains of red water Gamu turned into Ultraman Gaia to fight him. Gaia was easily out matched in close quarters as the Mizunoeryu proved his weight and tails were too much to handle. Gaia used a Quantum Stream only for it to have little effect and as he was about to use a Photon Edge, the Mizunoeryu's tails fired electric bolts from their tails, bringing him down. As Gaia recovered the hydra kaiju held him in the air defenseless. Team Hercules tried to use Missile Grenades only for a force field made of water to stop the projectiles and more electric bolts to make sure they wouldn't interfere again. The XIG members then got out of their vehicle and began to shoot their pistol's into the Mizunoeryu's left eye, forcing him to release Gaia. Miyumi knew Gaia's intentions and when his Life Gauge went off she convinced the Mizunoeno Dragon to reconsider. Mizunoeryu did reconsider as he now knew Gaia's intentions were good and reverted into a small flying ball that went back underground.
PyreMystic Knights of Tir Na NogAn ancient Dragon associated with the Mystic Knight of Fire. At first unwilling to tolerate any human presence, he soon comes to admire Rohan, and later recognizes the Knight as Draganta, the legendary hero. Fiercely the rival of Tyrune the Hydra. Pyre wears a gemmed cuirass, through which he presumably makes contact with his rider's Dragon's Breath Dagger. His likeness is worked into the Mystic Knights armor.
NarseUltra SevenNarse was a robot dragon that accompanied it's master, Alien Wild to for his next assignment. After arriving on Earth, Narse remained hidden inside of a cave while Alien Wild collected samples for his project. After being swindled by the Ultra Garrison, Alien Wild called out to Narse to attack the Ultra Garrison. After a long mid-air fight, The Ultra Garrison struck Narse's tail, causing the mechanical dragon to fall to the ground. Narse quickly turned his body into its saucer form. After the Ultra Garrison destroyed Alien Wild as it tried to escape Earth, Narse, now out of control attacked the Ultra Garrison relentlessly. Luckily, Ultraseven showed up, being freed after Alien Wild was destroyed and he chased after Narse into a region where they could not harm the Ultra Garrison. Narse put up a tricky fight against Ultra Seven, spinning around him several times making the Ultra dizzy. Suddenly with Ultra Seven dazed, Narse coiled around him and tried to squeeze the life out of Ultra Seven. However, Ultra Seven didn’t give up and using the power of the sunlight, he broke free from Narse’s coils, and in the process, Narse’s entire body broke into several pieces, ending its life.
NatsunomeryuUltraman MaxNatsunomeryu was a peaceful dragon kaiju that slept in Lake Natsukawa for centuries until his shrine was disturbed by greedy businessmen who wished to transform his land and village into that of a resort for tourism. A girl who had guarded Natsunomeryu's land refused to allow them, informing them of the dragon's legend. Using her stories as bait, the businessmen used her words as rumor, transforming Natsunomeryu's legend into a Loch-Ness Monster-esque manhunt, with DASH as one of the searchers. These action inadvertently transformed the girl and Natsunomeryu's land into the tourist nightmare she feared. Now with his land ravaged with greed and blind ambition, Natsunomeryu awoke and furiously attacked the village he once protected, which was now populated with tourists. Not wanting to see anyone harmed, Kaito transformed into Ultraman Max and quickly put out the dragon's flames with the Icing Wave shortly after incapacitating Natsunomeryu. The Dragon and the Ultra then locked in battle with Max having the upperhand. However just as it seemed Max was about to finish off Natsunomeryu with his Maximum Cannon, he was stopped by the girl whom had protected the dragon's land. Realizing that Natsunomeryu was just an angry monster after the vandalization of his land, Max fired his Purifying Beam at him and allowed Natsunomeryu to return to the lake peacefully, where it slept once again.
RhaegalGame of ThronesA green dragon, recently hatched by Daenerys Targaryen.
ScorchScorchScorch, a 1,300-year-old puppet dragon created and controlled by Ronn Lucas, main character of a television series that aired on CBS in the early 1990s.
TambaTikkabillaA small dragon puppet, who resembles Spyro the Dragon in colouration.
ViserionGame of ThronesA cream-white dragon, recently hatched by Daenerys Targaryen.

Comics[edit]

NameOriginNotes
CordeliaAngel
Dragon ManFantastic FourMarvel Comics
Dragon of the MoonDefendersMarvel Comics
DulcySonic the Hedgehog
FafnirThor #134
(Nov. 1966)
Fafnir is first encountered in the guise of an old man by the warrior Volstagg, who with his companions is currently exploring the ruined realm of Nastrond, an extradimensional realm on the continent of Asgard. Fafnir explains he was the King of Nastrond, and that the King of the Norse Gods, Odin, destroyed Nastrond due to the evil nature of its people. Fafnir himself was left to die in a ruined wasteland, but survives by drinking from a pool of water with magical properties. The water, however, transforms Fafnir into a massive dragon. Knowing that Volstagg and his allies were sent by Odin, Fafnir uses the power of illusion and intends to devour the Asgardians. Odin's son Thor, however, defeats Fafnir by driving the dragon into a chasm using his lightning, after which he frees Volstagg.[1]
Fin Fang FoomStrange Tales #89 (Oct. 1961)A member of an entire race of alien dragons, the Kakaranatharans.
LockheedX-MenThe pet dragon of Kitty Pryde, or Shadowcat.
PorungaDragon Ball
ShenronDragon Ball(Shenlong)

Animation[edit]

NameFilmNotes
Devon & CornwallQuest for CamelotA conjoined two-headed dragon - the sophisticated and intelligent Devon and the boorish but loyal Cornwall. Thanks to the bullying from the rest of the dragons due to their differences and their inability to fly, they want nothing more than to be apart from one another
DragonShrekDragon is a female dragon based on most classical interpretations of European dragons: she has keeled, ruby-colored scales, leathery bat-like wings, long, crested ears, bony spikes along her jawline, a row of dorsal spines, slitted eye pupils and a long, spade-tipped, prehensile tail to aid in balance. Dragon does not speak, but does use expressive body language and noises to communicate. Like her partner Donkey, Dragon is never given a proper name in the films. Her fire can melt metal in seconds, such as Prince Charming's sword in the third film. She has a taste for knights, her favorite dish. She even has a recipe book for preparing them for dinner.
ElliottPete's DragonCharlie Callas as the voice of Elliott the dragon, the eponymous character
MaleficentSleeping BeautyShe is the self-proclaimed "Mistress of All Evil" who, after not being invited to the baby's christening, curses the infant Princess Aurora to "prick her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel and die" before the sun sets on her sixteenth birthday. In the final showdown between her and Prince Phillip, Maleficent takes the form of a huge, black dragon who blasts greenish flames from her mouth. The character is Disney's half-dragon adaptation of the evil fairy godmother from the original fairy tale.

Maleficent is often viewed as the most powerful and sinister of the Disney Villains, frequently acting as their leader in many crossovers, and her scenes in the climax of the film are among the darkest and most intense produced by Disney.[2] In Ultimate Disney's top 30 Disney Villains countdown, Maleficent ranked #1.[3] She also plays a major role in the Kingdom Hearts series, as a recurring villain.

MushuMulanFa Mulan's closest companion throughout the Mulan series and comic relief. He is a Chinese dragon with ears - his body is a red color and he has orange accents. He seems to be small, but hints that he is bigger in his "real size" He is voiced by Eddie Murphy in his first appearance and Mark Moseley afterward.
SpikeMy Little PonyA baby dragon who first met the ponies in Firefly's Adventure and came to live them. In the Friendship is Magic series, he is the assistant of Twilight Sparkle, who raised him from an egg, and has the task of delivering her messages to Princess Celestia.
PredakingTransformers: Prime - Beast HuntersPredaking is a Decepticon-created beast, created from the CNA of his predecessor and brought to life by Shockwave's science. Originally, Megatron had expected this supposedly simple-minded dragon to follow his orders without question, but Predaking has shown that he is far more than meets the optic sensor. Since revealing his possession of a robot mode, Predaking has made it plain that he is as intelligent as any of Megatron's forces, with a sense of warrior's pride and no shortage of ambition. While he has repeatedly professed his loyalty to his lord and master, Megatron has taken note of his ambition to lead a resurrected Predacon race, not to mention his lofty self-imbued title. While the Decepticon ranks have held many an ambitious up-and-comer with an eye for mastery, Predaking may be the first one Megatron has legitimately feared. The last surviving member of his kind may be the most powerful being on planet Earth and Cybertron.
TabalugaTabalugaTabaluga lives in the fictional place of Greenland. He is around 7 dragon-years old (700 human years). His father died when he was six. Nothing is known about his mother. After his father's death Tabaluga is the last of the dragons and the crown-prince of Greenland, defending his home from two rival kingdoms on either side of Greenland; a frigid arctic tundra, ruled by the evil snowman Arktos and a searing desert, ruled by an evil sand-spirit Humsin.
TiamatDungeons & DragonsVenger's arch-rival is a fearsome dragon with a screeching voice and five heads. Although Venger and the children both avoid Tiamat, the children make a deal with her in "The Dragon's Graveyard" to thwart Venger.
TrogdorTrogdorTrogdor the Burninator is an original character created by Strong Bad in the sbemail dragon

Games[edit]

NameGameNotes
AlduinThe Elder Scrolls V: SkyrimA fearsome, powerful, black dragon. The people of Skyrim know him as "The World Eater" or "Nordic God of Destruction" Alduin calls himself the first born of Akatosh (the Dragon God of Time). He feels it is his birthright to dominate the world with his dragons. It is said that only a Dovahkiin (Dragonborn) can defeat the enraged god Alduin by harnessing the power of the dragon in the form of dragon shouts to ultimately destroy him in one final battle of titanic proportions, restoring peace to the land of Skyrim and Tamriel at large. He is known for his hostile and relentless personality - along with his intimidating appearance.
Alexstraza, The Life BinderWarcraftAspect of the Red Dragon Flight.The guardian of all life in the world of Azeroth. She was one of five great dragons chosen by the titans to be empowered with a portion of the Pantheon's power and rule over her flight while they watched over Azeroth and its inhabitants. The titans also appointed her queen of all dragons
ArchdemonsDragon Age: OriginsArchdemons possess an intelligence far beyond the average dragon and are purely evil creatures.
BahamutFinal Fantasy SeriesKnown by many titles, he is revered as the lord of the sky in Final Fantasy. His destructive MegaFlare can consume multiple cities in one attack.
DarbyDarby the DragonA green dragon who bears the title Dragon Prince and goes on a quest to restore his shrunken sister Sparkle.
DracolichDungeons & DragonsAn undead dragon called Dragotha,[4] formerly consort to Tiamat, who was given his undead powers by the deity Kyuss. It is unknown whether other dracoliches exist in Greyhawk.
DraigochLord of the Rings OnlineAn evil red dragon found in the mountains of the Enedwaith. He has Arch-Nemesis rank and approximately 9,000,000 hit points. A raid party of 12 - 24 is required. Pictures of him put him at about the same size as Smaug. He speaks, has wings and breathes fire.
DeathwingWorld of Warcraft: CataclysmDeathwing the Destroyer, originally Neltharion the Earth-Warder, is one of five Dragon Aspects and was the leader of the black dragonflight. Thousands of years ago, Neltharion was empowered by the Titans with dominion over the earth and the deep places of Azeroth. Though he was once a kind benevolent dragon, he was driven mad by the Old Gods and he turned against the other Aspects during the War of the Ancients, using an weapon he created called the Dragon Soul which could channel the power of all the Aspects. However, the weapon nearly destroyed Neltharian himself. Among both mortals and dragons his name has become one whispered with a feeling of fear and contempt.
Ender DragonMinecraftA giant black dragon with glowing purple eyes that lives in The End Dimension.
EnywasDarkmereAn evil destructive dragon who constantly slaughtered villagers until Prince Ebryn killed her for good.
FeyrbrandLegend of DragoonA dragon that appears as you start the game that is controlled by Emperor Doel. Known as "The Green-Tusked Dragon," it chases the protagonist at the start of the game until saved by another character known as Rose.
GrigoriDragon's DogmaAn enormous red dragon who gruesomely tears out the heart of the "chosen one" who is known as an Arisen and steals it in Dragon's Dogma. The Arisen is destined to destroy the dragon to regain his/her heart. He takes refuge in the Tainted Mountain, waiting for the current Arisen to challenge him. He and his dragon apprentices appear without warning; ferociously terrorizing villages and people of Cassardis. There isn't enough evidence to make any sort of theory about the dragons’ purpose. It's possible to think that the dragons are fulfilling some sort of role or duty.
GrimaFire Emblem AwakeningAlso known as the "fell dragon," Grima is the manifestation of the corrupted earth dragon tribe seeking the genocide of all living creatures. He was sealed away in what is referred to as "The Dragon's Table" by the manakete queen, Naga. He is revered by a cult of fanatics known as "The Grimleal" who long for nothing more than his return. However, returning him to the world is not as easy as it sounds as he requires one particular person to serve as his vessel...
NagaFire Emblem AwakeningNaga is the queen of the six dragon tribes that ruled over the land 3,000 years before the events of Fire Emblem Awakening. Even after her "suicide," she still watches over humanity to protect them from any threats that are beyond their control. When Grima threatens to destroy the entire world, she changes time itself to help the army of heroes stop the impending holocaust. Even with her divine intervention, the conflict quickly becomes more complex than anyone could have imagined. She had not prevented the world-ending threat like she had hoped, but with her interference, she manages to give mankind a fighting chance against impossible odds.
OnagaMortal Kombat: DeceptionAlso known as The Dragon King. Revived after being killed by Shao Kahn.
PaarthurnaxThe Elder Scrolls V: SkyrimA wise old dragon met at the Throat of the World. Alduin's younger brother who helps the player defeat him by helping him to learn the shout, Dragonrend. It is optional in the game to kill Paarthurnax, but doing so is not recommended. He is also the master of the Greybeards and their "Way of the Voice".
RidleyMetroidThroughout the series, Ridley has made a variety of changes in his appearance. He was originally roughly the same size of protagonist Samus Aran in the original Metroid title. In Super Metroid, he is significantly larger than in the original title, sporting purple skin, a large wingspan, glowing eyes, claws, and resembling a dragon or a pterodactyl. His Prime series cyborg form is referred to as Meta Ridley, while a robotic duplicate, Ridley Robot,[5] is also shown in Zero Mission. The instruction manual for the original Metroid refers to Ridley as the last of his species, which was native to Zebes. He appears to be sentient, and is even capable of speech, as evidenced in the Metroid manga. His trophy description in Super Smash Bros. Melee confirms Ridley's gender as male. Series creator suggests that he was made the general of the Space Pirates due to how evil he is or how powerful he is. Both Ridley and Meta Ridley appear in Super Smash Bros. Brawl as bosses that that player has to defeat.
NecrosanPrimal RageA deathly, zombie-like dragon with no skin to cover his muscular structure. Little is known about Necrosan other than his design, given that he was going to debut in the sequal to Primal Rage, which ended up being cancelled. However, we do know that he is the God of Death, and supposedly controls massive amounts of the undead as an army rather than the typical natives that willingly worshipped the other Gods. He also supposedly hatches from the "asteroid" which causes the Catyclisms.
Seath the ScalelessDark SoulsAn albino dragon who helped Gwyn, Nito, and the Witch of Izalith destroy the everlasting dragons. Seath was born without the everlasting scales, making him mortal and an outcast. After the fall of the everlasting dragons he founded sorcery which sparked animosity between him and Havel the Rock. He resides in the Duke's Archives and the crystal caves where he researches and protects the Primordial Crystal.
SpyroSpyro the DragonThroughout the original series, Spyro is portrayed as energetic and curious, with little regard for his own safety. He is also described as a courageous hero, despite his small size. Spyro is also known for his cocky attitude and can be stubborn at times.
SynnDungeons & Dragons: Shadow over MystaraA gigantic red wyrm dragon who takes the form of an Incantatrix and hungers to conquer the lands of Darokin. Portrayed as the final boss of the game.
Ur DragonDragon's DogmaA dragon with a gray/lavender palette. However, unlike The Dragon, the Ur-Dragon has thirty "hearts" located all over his body, which will glow as the Arisen or their Pawns approach the area. Each time a heart is destroyed, the area around it will rot and fall, revealing the Ur-Dragon's true form.
VolvagiaThe Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of TimeA corrupt dragon who used to sleep inside the Fire Temple. Ganondorf, woke and unleashed it after he became the evil king of Hyrule. Link, the protagonist, had to rescue the Gorons (friendly stone-eating creatures that barely resemble humans) from the Fire Temple before being eaten by Volvagia and then kill the Dragon itself.

In the Manga, it is said that Link once was friend with Volvagia (at that time being a small hatchling) and rescued him from a bazaar where it was kept in a small cage. Volvagia then saved Links life and both became good friends, but soon had to go different ways.

Mythology and folklore[edit]

See also[edit]

Futs-lung and Shen-lung.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thor #134-135 (Nov.-Dec. 1966)
  2. ^ "...one of the most menacing villains in the Disney canon.". Rottentomatoes.com. Retrieved 2012-06-27. 
  3. ^ "UltimateDisney.com's Top 30 Disney Villains Countdown". Ultimatedisney.com. 2004-10-11. Retrieved 2012-06-27. 
  4. ^ Schick, Lawrence. White Plume Mountain (TSR, 1979)
  5. ^ Metroid: Zero Mission Player's Guide. Nintendo of America. 2004.