List of fictional dragons


List of fictional dragons

This is a list of dragons from works of fiction. For dragons from legends and mythology, see List of dragons in mythology and folklore.

Dragons in literature

* Ancalader, the dragon bonded to Jermayan in The Obsidian Trilogy by Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory.
* Ancalagon the Black in "The Silmarillion" by J. R. R. Tolkien
* Ashlermill, from the fantasy series Blood of Our Fathers, a Native American dragon slain by cowboy Dance Drier.
* Auron (later AuRon), the gray, scaleless dragon from the Age of Fire series by E. E. Knight. Also included are Natasatch (his mate), Irelia (his green mother), AuRel (his bronze father), Jizara (green sister), Wistala (green sister), NooMoahk (black dragon), Rugaard (copper dragon), and many others.
* Avatre and several others in the "Dragon Jousters" series by Mercedes Lackey.
* Azhdeen, a dragon belonging to Pol in Melanie Rawn's Dragon Prince series
* Belial, one of the Firstborn angels in Steven Brust's novel "To Reign in Hell", takes the form of a colossal, insane dragon living beneath a volcanic mountain range.
* The Old English epic "Beowulf" ends with the hero battling a dragon.
* Bryagh, a major character in "The Dragon and The George" novel by Gordon R. Dickson. Large powerful member of the Cliffside dragons who joins the Dark Powers.
* Byrn, Pyro, Embyr, Synge, and others from Susan Fletcher's "Flight of the Dragon Kyn" novels.
* Boldizar, and other dragons from Mark. E Cooper's "The Devan Chronicle's " novels.
* Celisse, Metta, Gymn, and others from "DragonSpell", "DragonQuest", "DragonKnight", "DragonFire", and "DragonLight" by Donita K. Paul.
* Chrysophylax Dives, in "Farmer Giles of Ham" by J. R. R. Tolkien
* Clefspeare, Hartanna, Firedda and others in Dragons in Our Midst series by Bryan Davis
* Cyan Bloodbane, a green dragon from dragonlance universe
* Cumber, Fortune, Wraith and many other dragon characters from the "Dragoncharm" trilogy by Graham Edwards
* Dragons in the "Deltora Quest"'s third installment are portrayed as very intelligent and proud; as being divided into seven distinct tribes; as having the capacity to reproduce by parthenogenesis; and as each having a virtue to which it adheres, such as Strength, Honor, Luck, Faith, Hope, Joy, and Truth.
* Dorian di Drago, a 40 foot tall mural-painting dragon in "Collinsfort Village" by Joe Ekaitis
* Dragon Wood of Bitterwood
* Dirk Dilly of Dragon Detective Agency
* Eberron, one of the progenitor dragons in novels set in the world of Eberron created by Keith Baker. Eberron's bones compose the world.
* The various Gem Dragons in Deltora Quest 3.
* Greer, a blue dragon in the "DragonQuest", "DragonKnight", and "DragonFire" by Donita K. Paul.
* Green Serpent, a green dragon in a French fairy tale by Madame d'Aulnoy in 1698.
* Drogon, Viserion, and Rhaegal, the dragons hatched by Daenerys Targaryen in George R. R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" series, and the CCG based on the books. Also, Balerion the Black Dread, ridden by Aegon the Conqueror in his conquest of Westeros.
*"Ebillan" and "Firethroat", dragons from the series The Unicorn Chronicles by Bruce Coville.
* Elisel, a dragon belonging to the Sunrunner Sioned in Melanie Rawn's Dragon Prince series
*Eliandir from the Binding of the Blade series by L. B. Graham
* Errol, Ninereeds and other dragons in Terry Pratchett's "Discworld" novels, notably "The Colour of Magic" and "Guards! Guards!"
* Soletaken and Warren-ruling dragons in Steven Erikson's series, the Malazan Book of the Fallen
* "Falkor" ("Fuchur" in the original German version), the luckdragon, and "Smerg", an evil dragon, in "The Neverending Story" by Michael Ende
* Falameezar-aziz-Sulmonmee, a friendly Marxist dragon in the Spellsinger series.
* Fanuilh, a miniature dragon and familiar in a series of books by Daniel Hood.
* Fiddlestick, a small musically emotive dragon in "Strangewood" by Christopher Golden.
* Firedrake, Slatebeard, Maia, Shimmertail and several unnamed dragons in the book "Dragon Rider" by Cornelia Funke; The cannibal Nettlebrand from the same book may also be considered a dragon due to his appearance.
* Flamas, Flamos' long lost sister in the series Flamos by Conal Donagher.
* Flamos, the main dragon in the book Flamos: written by Conal Donagher. The book is expected to be coming out around summer of 2009. It is about a dragon named Flamos and a young boy named Jason Moongey. Together they have an adventure together and save Hatsgunn.
* Glaurung, the first of the dragons in J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-earth
* Glaedr in Eldest by Christopher Paolini.
* Gleep in the "MythAdventures" series by Robert Asprin
* Golden dragon (Vilentretenmerth) in Andrzej Sapkowski's "Witcher" cycle ("Sword of Destiny" novel, 1992) - intelligent shape-shifting creature, the only dragon among others (green, black, red and white) that can tolerate humans and even take their form.
* Griaule, a gigantic dragon, paralyzed and moribund yet still capable of casting a baleful influence, in stories by Lucius Shepard
* Heart's Blood and several others in "The Pit Dragon Trilogy" series by Jane Yolen
* The Hungarian Horntail and various other species of dragon described in the Harry Potter books by J. K. Rowling.
* Hunkrakar, the black dragon that fought an eternal battle with Karum, the red dragon in the same saga, "Legenda Artakusiad"
* Icefyre and Tintaglia, the last remaining dragons in Robin Hobb's "The Tawny Man" trilogy.
* Ingeloakastimizilian, also known as Icingdeath, is a White Frost Dragon who fights Drizzt Do'Urden and Wulfgar in R.A. Salvatore's Icewind Dale Trilogy.
*Kalessin the creator of Usurla Le Guin's world 'Earthsea'. Also Orm-Embar (descendant of the great dragon Orm who slew and was slain by the legendary Warrior Mage Erreth-Akbe) who slew the evil magician Cob on the eastern shores.
* Karum, the red dragon in the epic journey of a saga, "Legenda Artakusiad" by Ahmad Patria Abdullah, a Malaysian
*Katla in Astrid Lindgren's "The Brothers Lionheart".
* Kelder Orolin, Linden Rathan and other dragonlords (or weredragons) in "The Last Dragonlord" and Minue (a water dragon) in "Dragon and Phoenix" by Joanne Bertin
*Khyber, one of the progenitor dragons in novels set in the world of Eberron created by Keith Baker. Khyber rules the underworld and his children are the demons and monsters of the world.
*Komanthodel, the ancient evil dragon from Paul Edwin Zimmer's A Gathering of Heroes part of the Dark Border series.
* Lorn, Prince of Dragons and Keeper of the Knowledge of the Blood, Race that created the Race of the Blood and Bestower of the Blood Jewels. "Black Jewels Trilogy" by Anne Bishop
* Mayland Long, who used to be a Chinese dragon, in "Tea with the Black Dragon" and "Twisting the Rope" by R. A. MacAvoy
* Morkeleb, the black dragon around whom revolves the plot of Barbara Hambly's best well known novel, "Dragonsbane".
* Neltharion the Earthwarder (Deathwing), the black dragon Aspect, who disappeared after the second war in the Warcraft series of Books and games.
* Various dragons in the "Harry Potter" series by J. K. Rowling (including Norwegian Ridgebacks, Hungarian Horntails, Swedish Short-Snouts, Common Welsh Greens, Hebridean Blacks, and a Chinese Fireball - see Minor Harry Potter beasts#Dragons)
** Norbert, Hagrid's baby dragon, in "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone"
** Hungarian Horntail, Welsh Green, Swedish Short-snout, and Chinese Fireball in "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire"
** The gigantic, almost blind dragon that guards some of the deepest vaults of Gringotts in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows"
* Various dragons in the The Banned And Banished series by James Clemens
** Ragnar'k, the stone dragon of A'loa Glen.
** Conch and others, seadragons bonded to the Mer'ai.
* Rhuagh, Ryath, Shuruga and others in Raymond E Feist's Riftwar trilogy
* Robert (also known as Robert the Wretched), the antagonist of R.A. Salvatore's "Spearwielders" trilogy.
* Sam, Nick and Crystal, plus various other dragons in the "Dragon Tamers" series by Emma Maree Urquhart.
* Saphira in Eragon and Eldest by Christopher Paolini.
* Scarlet, the red dragon in The Sword of Truth by Terry Goodkind.
* Shruikan in Eragon and Eldest by Christopher Paolini.
* Siberys, one of the progenitor dragons in novels set in the world of Eberron created by Keith Baker. Siberys is the "Dragon Above", his remnants compose the Ring of Siberys, a golden ring of crystal-like shards that glitters in the night sky.
* Silver, unnamed dragon in "The Oath" by Frank E. Peretti; a pact was made with this demonic creature by the citizens of a mining town in the northwest
* Urnikh from The Dragon on the Bookshelf
* Scatha, from J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-earth
* Skysong, from Tamora Pierce's The Immortals quartet, as well as Flamewing, Wingstar, Diamondflame, Icefall, Steelsings, Jadewing, Jewelclaw, Moonwind, Rainbow and Riverwind.
* Smaug, in "The Hobbit" by J. R. R. Tolkien
* Stanley Steamer, the Gap Dragon in the "Xanth" novels by Piers Anthony
* Stella Steamer, Stanley Steamer's female counterpart in the "Xanth" novels by Piers Anthony
* Strabo, from the "Magic Kingdom of Landover" novels by Terry Brooks
*Sulmandir the Father of Dragons, in Grahams Binding of the Blade series.
* Tabitha, last remaining dragon and Keeper of the Eggs in Gerald Durrell's "The Talking Parcel"
* Thorn in Eldest by Christopher Paolini.
* Temeraire in the novel series the Temeraire series, by Naomi Novik
* Kalessin, Orm, Orm Embar, Yevaud, Orm Irian, Tehanu, & various dragons in Ursula K. Le Guin's "Earthsea" novels
* Tiamat, in "Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher" by Bruce Coville
* Zantor and various other dragons from "The Dragonling" series by Jackie French Koller
* The Reluctant Dragon, from the story of the same name by Kenneth Grahame
* Unnamed dragons (there used to be three: two males and one female but the males killed each other in the first mating season leaving the female alone for millennia) in "The Belgariad" and "The Malloreon" series of fantasy novels by David and Leigh Eddings.
* Various dragons in the "Dragonlance" series of fantasy novels; Khisanth, Skie, Malystryx, Pyros, Flamestrike, Silvara, Khirsah — among others.
* Various dragons in Gordon R. Dickson's the "Dragon Knight" series
** Jim Eckert, main character in the series: reluctant knight and magician, part-time dragon and "de facto" member of the Cliffside dragons.
** Gorbash, major character in "The Dragon and The George" novel and minor character in the rest of the series: largest dragon of the Cliffside dragons, grand-nephew of Smrgol
** Secoh, major character in the series: a member of the Mere-Dragon clan, which have become diminutive as the result of a blight.
** Smrgol, major character in "The Dragon and The George" novel: an elderly and respected member of the Cliffside dragons and the paternal grand-uncle of Gorbash
* A depiction of a Chinese dragon as the sigil of "the Dragon", Lews Therin Telamon, in "The Wheel of Time" series of novels by Robert Jordan.
* Chrestomanci's pet dragon (rescued from poachers who killed its mother), in "Charmed Life" by Diana Wynne Jones
* Vicia-Heinox, the two-headed dragon in the "Pelmen the Powershaper" series by Robert Don Hughes
* Villentretenmerth, also known as Borch in his human form, the golden dragon from The Witcher series by Andrzej Sapkowski
* The dragons of Wyvernwood from the "Dragonkin" series by Robin Wayne Bailey.
* Various dragon from the series Dragons Past, A Time For Dragons, and No Future For Dragons
* Various dragons in "The Enchanted Forest" series by Patricia Wrede
* Various dragons in Chris d'Lacey's series, starting with "The Fire Within". These dragons are made of clay and brought to life by the fire/essence (known as the "auma") of one of Earth's last true Dragons, called Gawain. It is possible that Gawain's line might rise to full draconicity as a result of the actions taken by the student David Rain, his girlfriend the sibyl Zanna, the clayworkers Liz and Lucy Pennykettle, scientist Anders Bergstrom, and the witch Gwillanna.
* The entity Dragon in several books by author Neal Asher.
* "Song in the Silence" (3 book series) by Elizabeth Kerner
* "Mistress of Dragons" (3 book series) by Margaret Weis
* The (genetically engineered) Dragons of Pern from the novels by Anne McCaffrey
* Peter DelaSangre and his family in the four novels by Alan F. Troop
* Drake Vireo and many others in the paranormal dragon series by Katie Macalister
* Various unnamed dragons in the "Dragon Prince" series by Melanie Rawn
* The unnamed old dragon who dies and the enchanted Eustace Scrubb in "The Voyage of the Dawn Treader", one of the Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis.
* The unnamed dragon from Beowulf; dies with the combined efforts of Wiglaf and Beowulf. His character is expanded in the parallel novel Grendel, where he becomes Grendel's omniscient advisor, revealing to Grendel the meaning of the universe, and enchanting Grendel to be impervious to man-made weapons.
* Temeraire and the other dragons of the Napoleonic Wars, from Naomi Novik's fantasy trilogy: "His Majesty's Dragon", "Throne of Jade", "Black Powder War".
* Valdearg the Wings of Fire and his daughter Gwynnia (named after Tiamat) from "The Fires of Merlin", "The Mirror of Merlin", and "The Wings of Merlin" by T. A. Barron
* Shimmergloom the shadow dragon is mentioned in one of R. A. Salvatore's books and Hephaestus the red dragon is a minor character in Sojourn.
* Bazil Broketail and many others from the Bazil Broketail book series.
* 14 fairy tales about dragons in "A Book of Dragons" by Ruth Manning-Sanders.
* Unnamed dragon in Edmund Spenser's "The Faerie Queene", Book 1, Canto 11-12
* Various dragons in the backstory of McFarlane's Quest for the Lost King
* Various dragons from A. J. Kelly's "World of Feia" books
** Vexus the ushikanu (wyvern) and Oberon of "The Crystal Flute"
** The Drannian, an arrogant and sophisticated race of shapeshifting dragons. Various characters feature in multiple books in the series.
* Scourge in Transformers Cybertron.
* "Saerilophas", the resurrected dragon in Rik Andreas Berryere's "Dragon's Keeper". Fashioned from the substance of a sorcerer's soul, it can separate human souls from the bodies they inhabit and gather energy that can be converted to magic.

See also dragons listed at Dragon (Middle-earth)

Dragons in radio

* Garumnn, Black dragon on R.A. Salvatore books, who attacks in mithral hall
* Trorg, the Last Amber Dragon, and the blue sock-stealing dragons in "Hordes of the Things"

Dragons in television

* Albi The Racist Dragon appears briefly on Flight of the Conchords fist series.
* King Allfire, Queen Griddle and the rest from "Blazing Dragons"
* Prince Aragon and his sister, Princess Dora, from the show "Danny Phantom".
* Avatar Roku's dragon in . There are also a breed of fictional animals called Dragonflies, which are literally a hybrid of a dragon and a dragonfly. Furthermore, in the series in a turtle/dragon hybrid called a turtledragon. The art of Firebending is based on the dragons' movements and the dragons are known as the original masters of Firebending. They died out after it became Fire Nation tradition to kill one as a sign of strength; only two are known to exist. Their designs are based on the Chinese dragon with the exception of the bat-like wings.
* Toshiro Hitsugaya from the anime seriesBleach zanpakuto Hyōrinmaru is based on a Chinese dragon.
* Cassie, Zak, Wheezie, Ord, Lorca, Quetzal, and countless other dragons in the children's television series "Dragon Tales" on PBS.
* The Dragons of the Dragon Drive, including Chibisuke, a baby white dragon.
* Dennis, from James the Cat.
* The anime Dragon Century focuses solely on Carmine and a number of dragons.
* Dojo Kanojo Cho, the Oriental Dragon in Xiaolin Showdown.
* The Dragmas from the cartoon series have a passing resemblance to dragons except they can't breath fire (or anything for that matter). Though they have two wings equipped with razor sharp claws, armoured hides, Triceratops-like heads (which are filled with razor sharp teeth) and three legs.
* The Drageen, Pyre and Tyrune from Mystic Knights of Tir Na Nog.
* A "Dragonous Humongous" from the Disney's Adventures of the Gummi Bears episode "Some Day My Prints Will Come", who was the most peaceful dragon in the world. Other dragons were also in the show.
* Dudley The Dragon of the TV show of the same name
* Dulcy, in the Sonic the Hedgehog TV series
* Envy, the homunculus from the anime Fullmetal Alchemist, turns into a dragon when he crosses the gate.
* Faffy, the pet dragon in Dave the Barbarian
* Filia ul Copt from the anime Slayers is a golden dragon (or Ryuzoku, as called in the series)
* Gerry the Sneezing Dragon, in Warner Brothers cartoons (Mel Blanc was the voice).
* Gorwen from "Through The Dragon's Eye".
* Granymyr in "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe".
* Grisu, the little dragon (animated series)
* Hakuryu, Cho Hakkai's dragon in the anime series "Gensomaden Saiyuki"
* H.R. Pufnstuf from the show of the same name
* The Ice Dragon and Ice Dragon Robot from .
* The Ice Dragon, in Noggin the Nog.
* Jake Long and his grandfather, Lao Shi, as well as several others in the "" TV series.
* Kagutsuchi, the Child of Mai from My-HiME is obviously a dragon, though physically he resembles an amalgam of animals.
* Kasia and Ryan, the blond head kids who transform into Dragon Boy and Dragon Girl.
* A dragon can be seen briefly in the anime Kamichu.
* Matches, a small dragon in a Scooby-Doo animated movie called "Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School".
* Magellan the dragon from the Nickelodeon children's show "Eureeka's Castle".
* Malchior, the dragon in "Teen Titans" who disguises himself as the wizard Rorek
* various Transformers, notably Megatron
* Ollie, from Kukla, Fran and Ollie
* Orville, from Popeye Club/The Officer Don Show.
* The Pocket Dragons in "Pocket Dragon Adventures".
* Porunga, the eternal wish granting dragon from Namekia in Dragonball Z
* Pongo, in Oswald
* Prickle in Gumby.
* Ryūkotsusei, a dragon demon from InuYasha whose inflicted wounds ultimately killed InuYasha's father.
* Scorch, a 1,300-year-old puppet dragon created and controlled by Ronn Lucas, had his own ALF-esque sitcom briefly on ABC in 1992.
* Shenron, the eternal wish granting dragon from Dragon Ball.
* The dragon demon Shendu and his son Drago from Jackie Chan Adventures as well as their minions.
* The Green Dragon and the red baby dragon and his mother in "Smurfs". Other dragons were in the show.
* The Soup Dragon from The Clangers
*Smirkenorf the large green dragon from the UK D&D style show Knightmare, players were required to ride upon his back to the lower levels in exchange for a large gem stone
* Spike, the baby dragon, and other dragons in My Little Pony
* Spot, the pet dragon in The Munsters
* Süsü, the one-headed, good-hearted dragon in the Hungarian puppet series "Süsü, a Sárkány"
* Tabaluga from the cartoon Tabaluga.
* The Dragon from the game show Tic-Tac-Dough.
* Tricky, and interactive cartoon dragon that hosted the 1997 Saturday Morning ITV show of the same name
* Wip, a small talking dragon in the Xcalibur medieval/magic/fantasy computer-generated imagery series.
* A dragon named Zook in the television show Martin Mystery
* Various dragons from Digimon, including the divinity Azulongmon (itself based on Seiryu) and Cyberdramon.
* In the Pokémon anime and video games, there is a type of Pokémon known as the Dragon type (see Pokémon types) that originated in the first series of game titles (Pokémon Red, Blue and Yellow) and continued onward through following game titles (see List of Pokémon video games). It was originally limited to only Dratini, Dragonair, and Dragonite. Later it was expanded to include Kingdra (duplexed with water), Altaria, Flygon(both include Flying), Rayquaza, Salamence, Latias/Latios(duplexed with Psychic), and others. Some popular Pokémon such as Charizard, Gyarados, and Lugia are commonly mistakened to be of the dragon type, but are not dragons. Some of this comes from the fact that a few of them can learn attacks of the dragon type.
* Various monsters and zords are based on Dragons from the Power Rangers series. For Zords, these include including Tommy Oliver's Green Dragonzord from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Jason Lee Scott's Red Dragon Thunderzord from the second season of the series and the Mystic Dragon from . In addition there is also a friendly dragon the Rangers in Mystic Force hatch named Fire Heart, who has the ability to transform into the Red Ranger's battilizer for this season. Also, a great deal of the monsters and villains the Rangers fight are Draconic. These include Titanisaur from , Impus/Olympius from as well as one of his monsters, the Infinitor. There is also the Ruby Dragon from and finally Megahorn and Gekkor from Mystic Force.
* Various Mecha and monsters are based on dragons in the Super Sentai series.
* Various dragons from the anime Yu-Gi-Oh, including Seto Kaiba's trademark Blue-Eyes White Dragon and Jonouchi's Red-Eyes Black Dragon.
* Forever Knight's Dragon
*Dragon Be-Knighted

Dragons in film

* Adelaid and Smite in the movie "George and the Dragon"
* Bryagh, the red wizard Ommadon's dragon in the classic animation movie "The Flight of Dragons".
* Smrgol, the green wizard Carolinus' trusty, old, dragon in "The Flight of Dragons".
* Gorbash, the "house dragon" and a main character in the 1982 animation movie "The Flight of Dragons".
* Bahamut SIN, from the movie "Final Fantasy VII Advent Children".
* Danny the Dragon, from the movie of the same name
* Devon and Cornwall (a two-headed dragon), played by Eric Idle and Don Rickles in "Quest for Camelot"
* Draco in "Dragonheart" and Drake and Griffin in ""
* Bio Dragon, a genetically engineered, 1,000 year old dragon from the 2003 science fiction movie "Dragon Fighter"
* Dragons in the movie D-War
* Dexter the dragon from the 1980s animated film, "The Dragon That Wasn't (Or Was He?)", who grows in size when he is angry or excited (which could be caused for his love of sweet things such as cake)
* The female dragon called Dragon in DreamWorks' "Shrek" (animation)
* Elliot in Disney's "Pete's Dragon" and "The Search for Mickey Mouse" (animation)
* Fafnir in Fritz Lang's ""
* Falkor in Petersen's "The Neverending Story"
* Genie temporarily turns himself into a dragon in the movie "Aladdin".
* Godzilla's arch-nemesis King Ghidorah, is a dragon (physically, a combination of a Wyvern and a Hydra, to be precise).
* Haku in Miyazaki Hayao's "Spirited Away"
* Herman in Tillie's Dragon
* Maleficent in dragon form in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" (animation)
* Mushu in Disney's "Mulan" (animation)
* Norbert in "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone"
* A rudimentary epitome of Quetzalcoatl is presented in Q - The Winged Serpent
* Saphira, Shruikan and several unnamed dragons in "Eragon"
* Thoron, Targon, Aroara, Ferrarius, Argentum, Gryndel, Irascor, Slann, Stendhal, Rutilus, the Ice Dragons and others from "", as well as its sequel, "Dragons II: The Metal Ages" (animation)
* Vermithrax Pejorative in Touchstone Pictures' "Dragonslayer"
* Yowler in "Dragonworld"
* Two small unnamed dragons in Hallmark's "Arabian Nights" (TV movie)
* Several unnamed dragons in the movie Dungeons & Dragons
* One-headed hydra in Hallmark's "Jason and the Argonauts" (TV movie)
* Unnamed six-legged dragon in Hallmark's "Merlin" (TV movie)
* Flame dragon in "The Pagemaster" (animation)
* Huge numbers of rapidly reproducing dragons (referred to as Fire Dragons by some fans), specifically Wyverns, in Touchstone Pictures "Reign of Fire"
* Taro in Ray Harryhausen's "Seventh Voyage of Sinbad"
* Unnamed two-headed dragon in Lucas' "Willow" (unofficially dubbed "the Eborsisk" in honor of Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel)
* Unnamed dragon in George Pal's "Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm"
* Penelope, a female dragon in Barbie as Rapunzel, and her father Hugo.
*Quill Dragons in the Sci-Fi channel original movie Dragon Storm.

Dragons in comics and puppetry

* George from the webcomic "George the Dragon" by Gary Lougee.
* Chibisuke and various other dragons in the "Dragon Drive" manga.
* Valdik and other dragons in the one-shot tankobon manga "Dragon Wars: The Tale of Lufiak Duell".
* Dolosus from "Timescapes" by Jessica Peffer
* Dragon Man, in Marvel Comics' "Fantastic Four"
* Dulcy, in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic
* Fin Fang Foom, in various Marvel Comics
* Llewellyn from "Ozy and Millie" by D.C. Simpson
* Mitch and Serthedal in the webcomic "The Wings of Change" by Mariette S. Rose
* Nid Hogg in "Angel Sanctuary"
* Rremly in "Catharsis" by J. Boeke
* Shenron (Shenlong) and Porunga, two dragons from the "Dragon Ball" series.
* The Great Red Dragon and his colleagues, in Jeff Smith's "Bone"
* The Dragon from the webcomic "Sinfest" by Tatsuya Ishida.
* Ronn Lucas' ventriloquism puppet Scorch the Teenaged Dragon.
* Calvin (of the Calvin and Hobbes comic strip) once fantasized about being a dragon. He presumably intended to bite his mom or try to breathe fire at her when she came to see if he had brushed his teeth.
* Lockheed, the pet dragon of Kitty Pryde, or Shadowcat, of the X-Men.
* The dragon/dog hybrid in the webcomic College Roomies from Hell!!!.
* The dragon in the strip "惡作劇龍" (Prank Dragon) of the webcomic The Perry Bible Fellowship.
* The unnamed dragon in "Sleeping Dragons" whom a knight, a wizard and village foolishly and repeatedly provoke against the advice of one wise, but frustrated, villager.
* Wormy, the title character of the comic by David A. Trampier.
* The dragon working with Angel in
* Delbert the La Choy Dragon, an early muppet performed by Frank Oz and voiced by Jim Henson who appeared in a series of La Choy chinese food commercials.

Dragons in songs

* Albi, from the Flight of the Concords song "Albi the Racist Dragon"
* Grundore the Plighter, the fabeled beast from the song "Love is but a Rainbow"
* "Puff, the Magic Dragon", best known from the hit single by Peter, Paul and Mary, but has been performed by countless other artists
* Tharos, from the "Emerald Sword Saga", a collection of five albums by the symphonic metal band Rhapsody.
* Trogdor the Burninator, from the Homestar Runner Internet cartoon

Dragons in video games

* Various Dragon-Based Digimon in the respective Games of the Franchise.
* Akatosh, from the "The Elder Scrolls" series
* Angelus (at first simply called "dragon" by Caim, the main character), Legna and several other wild dragons of "Drakengard" and "Drakengard 2"
* Annoth, Barroth, and Morrogh are the three playable dragons in the game "I of the Dragon".
* Arokh, Werokh, Kaeros, Navaros, Mezzidrel, Shaza, Tora and other wild dragons of "Drakan"
* Ash from "".
* Azi Dahaka, the final boss dragon from the PlayStation game "Dragon Valor".
* Various flights (distinguished by color) in the Warcraft universe by Blizzard, of which Alexstrasza (Red flight) is most noteworthy as queen. There is also Neltharion/Deathwing (Black flight, missing), Ysera (Green flight), Malygos (Blue flight), ["Game Informer" provides information on who the character is, why the character is important, and what is next for the character in "Faces of "Warcraft": The Essential Introduction to Characters," "Game Informer" 183 (July 2008): 101.] and Nozdormu (Bronze flight). Two other flights, Chromatic and Infinite, are exclusive to the World of Warcraft. The leader of the Chromatic flight, and the "de facto" leader of the Black flight, is Nefarian, son of Neltharion. The leader of the Infinite Dragonflight is as yet unknown.
* Bahamut of the Final Fantasy series, including alternate forms Neo-Bahamut and Bahamut Zero of "Final Fantasy VII". Various other dragons appear in every game in the series.
* Battle Realms features the Dragon Clan which ultimate power is to call down the Ancient Dragon Spirit to devastate the battlefield.
* Bleu and the Dark Dragon from "Shining Force", and Thousand in the third scenario of "Shining Force III".
* Brassel, a Dragon from "Dragon Valor".
* Cael Cyndar and several other dragon co-stars in "Dragon Rage"
* Chili Billi and Chilly Willy from "Banjo-Tooie".
* The elemental Dragon Gods of "Chrono Cross", of which there are six.
* The Czar Dragon and Zombone from "Super Mario RPG".
* D'Cay, Draconis Mortis, Lorinor, Loromir, Relerissith, Sirithcam, Sisslith and Sssiliths from "Sacred" [ [http://sacredeng.ascaron-net.com/] ]
* Dragonlord, who turns into a dragon in the final fight, along with three varieties, blue, red, and green, of dragons found elsewhere in the game "Dragon Warrior".
* Dragon Man, a form of the shapeshofting protagonist in the game "Altered Beast".
* Elvarg, the mighty green dragon from the MMORPG "RuneScape", which the player must kill in the quest Dragon Slayer, which allows the player to buy and wear a rune platebody and a green dragonhide body.
* Fyrlakith, the guardian dragon from "Enclave (game)".
* Gray from "" is a human who has been turned into a dragonman by the Dragon King Ardgevald.
*Gorgok from Dragon Fable who serve as the first boss of the game.
* Grundle, Rhindle and Yorgle from "Atari Adventure"
* Hydrus (Colossus #7), Kuromori (Colossus #8) and Phalanx (Colossus #13) from the game "Shadow of the Colossus" are dragon-like.
* Jack of Blades from "Fable" transforms into a Dragon in "".
* Kunnavang from "", a dragon that helps proceed the story.
* Lazarus from "Shining Tears" is a dragon, though technically a Dragonian.
* Myrrh, Fa, Banutu, Chiki and Nagi (all Manaketes), Fire Dragons, and the Dracozombies from the "Fire Emblem" series.
* Lord Nagafen, Trakanon, Lady Vox and others from "EverQuest".
* The Lord of the Dragovians from Dragon Quest 8, the ruler of a race of half-human, half-dragon, elf-like people called the Dragovians. who live in a mountaintop sanctuary which is the main character's (the Hero's) birthplace, as the Hero is half Dragovian. Other Dragovians in the game include the Hero's grandfather Chen Mui, the council of elders - of which Chen Mui is a member of and Eltrio - the Hero's late father. The Lord of the Lord of the Dragovians acts as a formidable optional boss in the game who can be foughtmany times - after each defeat he changes the colour of his dragon form, thereby changing his method of attack as well.
* Narthilargus from "", "The Crown Jewel of the Empire", a bright red fire-breathing giant of a beast.
* Onaga, The Dragon King, from "".
* Raptros from "War of the Monsters".
* Red Dragon Ruby, White Dragon Nall, and White Dragon Quark, along with the other White, Red, Blue, and Black Dragons of the "Lunar" series. Interestingly, young dragons or dragons stripped of their powers are depicted as resembling flying cats in this series.
* Ridley, a Space Dragon from the "Metroid" series
* The main character of nearly all games in the "Breath of Fire" series is usually a dragon in human form, or a host for a dragon. His name is usually Ryu.
* Singe, the villainous dragon referenced in the title of "Dragon's Lair".
* Spyro of the "Spyro the Dragon" series, as well as many co-starring characters in the series.
* Talon, a dragon from "Dragon Valor".
* Tamagon, from the Japanese video game "Devil World".
* Mecha Dragon in "Mega Man 2" from the first level of Wily's fortress.
* Magma Dragoon and Eregion (a large green dragon Mechaniloid) from "Mega Man X4".
* The Tiger-Dragon Emperor Tosh Raka is a dangerous villain in "The Elder Scrolls" series, though he has not yet appeared in person in any of the games. "The Elder Scrolls" also includes many virtuous dragons who have sworn allegiance to the Tamrielic Empire.
* Trogdor, a character from the Homestar Runner series of Flash games and cartoons.
* Tweek, his mother Gwyneth, and Tweek's siblings in "Fur Fighters".
* The race of were-dragons in "Fire Emblem"
* A breed of monster in the "Monster Rancher" series.
* Ancient Wu sends out a dragon to fight the main player in "".
* Various dragons under the control of the Dragon Knights in "Suikoden".
* The Red Dragon from the BBS door game "Legend of the Red Dragon".
* Onyxia, Nefarian, Drakkisath, Chromaggus, Gyth, Vaelastrasz, Chromie, Korialstrasz, Tyranostrasz, Lethon, Taerar, Ysondre, Emeriss, Firemaw, Anachronos, Azuregos, Flamegor, Ebonroc, Temporus, Aeonus and Terumus, Eranikus are all dragons found in the MMORPG "World of Warcraft".
* In "", the Genosaurer and its variants have a charged particle cannon attack that makes them appear similar to dragons. Also the Deathsaurer and its variants appear to be modeled after Godzilla and have two separate charged particle cannon attacks (one of which can be swapped out for a missile launcher). There is also the Pteramander, which has a flame thrower attack. These are effectively mechanical dragons.
* The wyvern Heartless from the Kingdom Hearts series of games.
* Zephyr and Farnir in the "Wild Arms" series
* Glint from "Guild Wars Prophecies"
* Drogoth the Dragon Lord from ""
* In "", Lara Croft has to take on a dragon in King Arthur's tomb in England.
* In "Tomb Raider 2", Lara Croft has to take on a dragon in "The Dragon's Lair", the plot of the entire game revolves around the mythology of Dragons.
* Draic Kin are a race of ancient dragon-like extraterrestrial sentient beings as featured in the adventure game "The Longest Journey" and its sequel "Dreamfall".
* Various Dragons (Red, Black, Green, Golden, Bone, Ghost, Rust, Crystal, Fairy, Azure Dragon) in the "Heroes of Might and Magic" series by 3DO. In the 'expansion pack' for "Heroes of Might and Magic III", "Clash of the Dragons", the 'evil' dragons were led by the Dragon Queen Mutare. The dragons of Ashan from "Heroes of Might and Magic V" are Asha, the Primordial Dragon of Order; Urgash, the Primordial Dragon of Chaos; and the six Elemental Dragons (commonly worshipped as gods): Elrath, the Dragon of Light; Malassa, the Dragon of Darkness; Sylanna, the Dragon of Earth; Sylath, the Dragon of Air; Arkath, the Dragon of Fire; and Shalassa, the Dragon of Water.
* In "The Legend of Dragoon", dragons are the source of the Dragoons' powers, able to be summoned when Dart and company reach a high enough level, Dragons such as the Red-Eyed Dragon and the Jade Dragoon. Some of the Dragoons had dragon partners, such as Feyrbrand, The Green Tusked Dragon; Regole, the Blue Sea Dragon; Michael, The Black Burst Dragon. The players fight the ultra-powerful Divine Dragon, referred to as the "King of Dragons", in the game, in a boss battle on disc three.
* There are many dragons and dragon-like creatures and characters from Nintendo's Mario series. Bowser is often mistaken as a dragon, when he is actually a tortoise. This also include his transformed version, Giga Bowser from "Super Smash Bros. Melee". There is also Blizzaurus from "Super Princess Peach", Bonetail, Gloomtail and Hooktail from "", and Rex from "Super Mario World". Yoshi is sometimes considered a dragon, but is more properly a dinosaur.
* In the "Panzer Dragoon" series, Dragons are bio-weapons created through genetic mutation. The player-controlled dragon riden by Jean-Luc Lundi in "Panzer Dragoon II Zwei" is named Lagi.
* There are several dragons in the ""Legend of Zelda" series, most of which are boss characters, such as from "The Adventure of Link" and ', the Twilit Dragon Argorok from ', from ' who turns into a dragon, the friendly dragon Valoo from ', Gleerok from the "", and Gleeok from "The Legend of Zelda".
* Various creatures in the Pokémon anime and video games resemble dragons, but only a handful are of the actual type "dragon" (see Pokémon types). Some that resemble dragons but are not of the dragon type are: Aerodactyl, Charizard, Gyarados, Horsea, Aggron, Rhyperior, Lugia, Nidoking, Nidoqueen, Seadra, Sceptile, and Steelix. Some that are actually of the dragon type are: Dratini, Dragonair, Dragonite, Kingdra, Altaria, Flygon, Rayquaza, Salamence, and Latias/Latios. Another contributing factor to the confusion is the fact that some of the non-dragon type Pokémon can learn dragon-type attacks such as Dragon Rage, Dragonbreath, and Twister. However, Lugia and Aerodactyl more closely resemble the wyvern than the dragon.
* Four dragon breeds in the online game "". Red dragons, who specialize in direct combat, silver dragons, who are particularly adept at wielding magic, brown dragons, who focus on defensive capabilities, and blue dragons, balanced between the other breeds with an emphasis on unusual skills and abilities. Currently, only red dragons are available, while others are being developed.
* In the online RPG "Tibia", dragons are one of the most feared enemies and give some of the most prized armors and legs.
* Various dragons in "RuneScape", a popular MMORPG,: Skeletal wyverns, Green Dragons, Baby blue dragons, Blue Dragons, Baby red dragons, Red dragons, Baby black dragons, black dragons, and the mighty King Black Dragon, a huge black dragon with three heads. These dragons all range in skill and size.
* In "Battledragons", the players play as one of the eight dragon races (Great, Mystic, Hydra, Wyvern, Basilisk, Wyrm, Feathered serpent, Bipedal).
* Cael, a magical dragon from "Dragon Rage".
* Tempest, Crossel, and other dragons from "".
* Antharas the Earth Dragon and Nakondas, the Envoy of Antharas from "Lineage 2". Valakas, the red Dragon appears in "". The other dragons in the Lineage word are Fafurion the Water Dragon, Lindvior the Wind Dragon, Aulakiria the Light Dragon, and Bael-Zael. These are not yet added into the game.
* King Terask in NeoQuest II in "Neopets".
* Mortrax, Athron, Pyrog, Sulfras, and Khoth are all dragons in the "Avernum"/"Exile" series.
* Various dragons in "Ragnarok Online", including Novus, Ferus, Acidus, and the boss Detale.
* Brongaa, Dragon of Purgatory in "Yggdra Union".
* Trang-Oul, a deity worshipped by necromancers in Diablo 2. There is a set named after him.
* Wylaf, a powerful yet aged dragon full of wisdom and richness, aides both main characters (Rue and Mint) in their quest to retrieve the [relic] for their respective motives. From Squaresoft PSX game "Threads of Fate".
* Horntail is a major and a famous boss in the MMO ROG game Maplestory. And most players consider defeating horntail a great achievement and the 2 priest.bishop skills can summon a dragon. Also theirs dragons as enemies and a smaller boss dragon as a boos needed to reach 4th job advancment.
* Dragons have also appeared in the popular massively-multiplayer online role-playing game "RuneScape" in different varieties, ranging from weak green dragons to fierce black dragons. There is also a dragon/hydra known as the King Black Dragon.
* Hindel, Belial, and Wagner are dragons that appear in the game Odin Sphere for the Playstation 2.

Dragons in role-playing games

* The MMORPG Istaria: Chronicles of the Gifted allows players to create a dragon as a playable charachter with hundreds of variations in appearance. The game also features numerous dragons as NPCs, and undead dragons in the employ of the main antagonists, the Withered Aegis, as boss creatures.
* numerous varieties of dragons in "Dungeons & Dragons"; see Dragon (Dungeons & Dragons)
* various Great Western dragons and others in "Earthdawn"
* various Great Feathered Serpent dragons, Great Eastern dragons, Great Western dragons, Great Sirrush dragons, and others in "Shadowrun"
* various types of dragons found in the "Rifts" role-playing game.
* Dragons are common (especially as non-player characters) in "Dungeons & Dragons" and in some computer fantasy role-playing games. They, like many other dragons in modern culture, run the full range of good, evil, and everything in between. In Dungeons and Dragons the color of the dragon shows if it is evil or good. Metallic dragons are forces of good and the are led by the mighty dragon-god Bahamut. Chromatic dragons are evil creatures ranging from white (the weakest) to the mighty red (the strongest). The chromatic dragons revere Tiamat, a five-headed dragon-god with heads of each color of evil dragon (red, blue, green, white, black).

Dragons in card games

Fantasy card games always feature dragons, often so many of them, and thus this sub-section only mentions the more popular or important ones.

Magic: The Gathering

Dragon is a creature subtype in . The term 'Dragon mana' refers to a converted mana cost of six, the traditional cost of Dragons in the game.
* The Primeval Dragons in the "Invasion" block, namely Crosis, the Purger; Darigaaz, the Igniter; Dromar, the Banisher; Rith, the Awakener and Treva, the Renewer
* The Elder Dragon Legends from the "Legends" block, namely Arcades Sabboth, Chromium, Nicol Bolas, Palladia-Mors and Vaevictis Asmadi
* Rorix Bladewing, a Shivan dragon who fights in the Otarian Grand Coliseum to reclaim his nation's honor: upon his death, Rorix is reincarnated as a "dracolich", under the name Bladewing the Risen.
* The Guardian Ryuu of Kamigawa, including Jugan, the Rising Star; Keiga, the Tide Star; Kokusho, the Evening Star; Ryusei, the Falling Star; and Yosei, the Morning Star.
* Niv-Mizzet, the insightful but short-tempered dragon wizard and leader of the Izzet guild in Ravnica.
* The "Planar Chaos" set introduces a new cycle of legendary Dragons bearing many similarities to the Invasion cycle - Oros, the Avenger; Intet, the Dreamer; Teneb, the Harvester; Numot, the Devastator; and Vorosh, the Hunter.
* The "Future Sight" set contains a legendary dragon called Tarox Bladewing in its "futureshifted" sheet. Tarox is apparently the son of the above-mentioned Rorix Bladewing, and according to his flavour text, "despises his siblings as insults to his line, finding and devouring each in turn". According to the magicthegathering.com article that previewed Tarox, he wants to be just like his father Rorix - although smaller than his father, Tarox's controller can discard another Tarox from their hand to double his size, making him a far heavier hitter than Rorix.
* There are also numerous other dragons, which have appeared in almost every set and every block. The most notable such dragon is Shivan Dragon, which has appeared in all but one of the Magic Core Sets.

World of Warcraft Trading card Game

*Currently contains only lady Onyxia however Nefarion and many other characters from Warcraft lore will be featured in future expansion packs.

Yu-Gi-Oh!

Dragon is also a monster type in the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game. Dragons in Yu-Gi-Oh! include:
*The Blue-Eyes White Dragon and its incarnations, including Blue Eyes Ultimate Dragon and Blue Eyes Shining Dragon. Blue Eyes White Dragon even also has a Toon version of itself.
* The Red-Eyes Black Dragon, and its incarnations, including Red-Eyes Black Chick and Red Eyes Darkness Dragon, not to mention its fusions.
* Slifer the Sky Dragon (Sky Dragon of Osiris), the Egyptian god Osiris card avatar.
* The Winged Dragon of Ra
* Timaeus, Critius, and Hermos, the Three Legendary Dragons
* Cyber Dragon variants, which are comparable to the Blue Eyes White Dragon.
* Rainbow Dragon, the Crystal Lord & Dark Rainbow Dragon
* Chaos Emperor Dragon - Envoy of the End
* Five Headed Dragon (originally known as F.G.D.)
* Several evolutionary dragons, such as Armed Dragons, Horus the Black Flame Dragon and some others.

Dragons in board games

* Red, green and white dragon tiles in Mahjong.
* "Dragon Chess", a three-board chess variant designed by Gary Gygax, has a dragon piece.
* Big Snore, the sleepy purple title dragon from "Don't Wake the Dragon!", a mid-1980s children's board game
* "Carcassonne - The Princess & the Dragon", an expansion for "Carcassonne (board game)", centers around a dragon represented by a large wooden piece
* Mimring (the evil red dragon), Charos (the green dragon), Braxas (the black dragon queen), and Niflhelm (the white dragon king) are some of the most powerful characters in "Heroscape".

Other examples

* Dragons remain fixtures in fantasy books, though portrayals of their nature differ. For example, Smaug, from "The Hobbit" by J. R. R. Tolkien, who is a classic, European-type dragon; deeply magical, he hoards treasure and burns innocent towns. Contrary to most old folklore and literature J. R. R. Tolkien's dragons are very intelligent and can cast spells over mortals.
* A common theme in literature concerning dragons is the partnership between humans and dragons. This is evident in "Dragon Rider" and the Inheritance Trilogy. Most notably it is featured in Anne McCaffrey's "Dragonriders of Pern" series. Dragons in Pern (genetically modified fire-lizards, which were Pernese natives) are ridden by "dragonriders" to protect the planet from a deadly threat, the Thread.
* In Ursula K. Le Guin's Earthsea series, the portrayal of dragons undergoes significant changes from book to book. In the original, they resemble Smaug, with unbounded greed for hoards of precious jewelry; later, they grow in stature and nobility, to become virtual demi-gods who speak the "Language of Creation" as their mother tongue. Later still, it is revealed that they share an ancestry with humanity, and that some rare humans (always women) can change into dragons at will (or they may be considered as dragons who can take human form at will).
* The dragons in Harry Turtledove's Darkness series, a magical analogue of the Second World War, are beasts, highly pugnacious and under complete human control. In the storyline they are the analogue of fighter planes and dragon riders are obviously intended to represent fighter pilots of the Luftwaffe and the RAF.
*The short story "The Dragon" by Ray Bradbury is set simultaneously in the recent and distant past, featuring a pair of knights setting out to fight what they think is a dragon. After they are killed by it, it is revealed that the "Dragon" is actually a steam train.
* In Robin Hobb's "Realm of the Elderlings" series, dragons and humans coexisted in the distant past. Their essences became mixed in some cases, producing scaled humans referred to as Elderlings, or small, rubbery-skinned dragons, called "Others" and treated as abominations. Humans carved living dragon statues out of special living stone; these statues were later used as a weapon against the Outislanders by King Verity Farseer of the Six Duchies.
** Hobb's dragons would begin life as sea serpents, who would swim upriver to a special beach where they would cocoon themselves and hatch as dragons the next year. After a natural disaster changed the shape of the land, the serpents could no longer find their cocooning grounds and remained in the sea, as the cataclysm wiped out all but two of the dragons.
* Dragons in Christopher Pike's "Alosha" series also start life as legless, wingless, tailless, and without fire; in this form, they are known as Kouls. Later in life, a Koul develops legs, a tail, wings, and fiery breath. To do this, a Koul must risk its life for protection of others, learn to swim, and take a literal "leap of faith" from a high place.
* In the present-day fantasy novel "Collinsfort Village" by Joe Ekaitis, mural painter Dorian di Drago (a 40-foot (12m) tall dragon) gives up flying on the same day a famous aviatrix disappears in 1937.
* Dragons are mentioned throughout the "Harry Potter" books and a baby dragon appears in the first installment and dragons later play a significant role in the fourth. They are portrayed as having strong magic (even in their blood), but they do not exhibit any hints of intelligence or self-awareness. Within the series, dragons are considered very dangerous by most characters (Rubeus Hagrid being a notable exception) and private ownership of dragons is illegal.
* Dragons have been portrayed in several movies of the past few decades, and in many different forms. In "Dragonslayer" (1981), a "sword and sorcerer"-type film set in medieval Britain, a dragon terrorizes a town's population. In contrast, "Dragonheart" (1996), though also given a medieval context, was a much lighter action/adventure movie that spoofed the "terrorizing dragon" stereotype, and depicts dragons as usually good beings, who in fact often save the lives of humans. Dragons can also be passionate protectors, just like the dragon in "Shrek" and "Shrek 2", who displays her affection for a donkey. "Reign of Fire" (2002), also dark and gritty, dealt with the consequences of dormant dragons reawakened in the modern world.
* In the popular Real Time Strategy game series "Warcraft", dragons are very intelligent and divided into five distinct tribes, each ruled by an "Aspect", or overlord dragon. The different tribes are Red, the life dragons, ruled by Alexstrasza; Green, the dream dragons, ruled by Ysera; Blue, the magic dragons, ruled by Malygos; Bronze, the time dragons, ruled by Nozdormu; and Black, the earth dragons; formerly ruled by Neltharion, before his betrayal of the other for aspects and his ascension to the lofty title of Deathwing. The Warcraft dragons tend to disassociate themselves with the other races of "Azeroth". They only get involved when the world itself is in danger.
* In Robert A. Heinlein's novel "Between Planets", the sentient inhabitants of Venus are huge flightless dragons, who are described as highly intelligent with an enormous aptitude for scientific research, who are very warm and friendly to humans. Since humans can't prononce their real names, they habitually take - while conversing with humans via a special device - the name of a prominent past human scientist (the book's main dragon protagonist calls himself "Sir Isaac Newton").
* On the lighter side, "Puff the Magic Dragon" was first a poem, later a song made famous by Peter, Paul and Mary, that has become a pop-culture mainstay. The poem tells of an ageless dragon who befriends a young boy, only to be abandoned as the boy ages and forgets him. This is sometimes suspected of being riddled with references to the drug Marijuana, though the authors have publicly ridiculed this notion.
* Some stories give accounts of dragons in human form, notably the fourteenth-century French story "Voeux du Paon"cite book|last=Jones|first=David|title=An Instinct for Dragons|publisher=Routlege|year=2002] tells the story of Melusine, a beautiful woman who seemed faithful but refused to take communion in church. When confronted, she turned into a dragon and fled. She has been depicted in Russian art of the 18th century as a woman's head on a dragon's body.cite book|last=Jones|first=David|title=An Instinct for Dragons|publisher=Routlege|year=2002] The Earthsea cycle relates of Tehanu and Orm Irian, each of whom was a dragon in human form who acted as a diplomat between her races.
* Another famous dragon is Spyro the Dragon who is the main character of many video games. In the first game he was portrayed as a small purple dragon with wings, four legs and had the ability to breath fire, charge with his horns, and glide short distances. As the game developed he was able to learn to swim, climb, and use power-ups. In the game he is able to learn other breaths including bubbles, electricity and ice. Later, in the game bubble-breath was replaced by water breath. In the latest installment of Spyro; he is shown as a young dragon while the game describes how he came to be. In this game water breath is replaced by earth breath. Also this game includes melee attacks, breath bombs, and fury attacks, which can all be upgraded with special gems.
* Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels describe two types of dragons: Noble Dragons ("Draco Nobilis") which are typical European-type dragons, which are extinct by the time the books take place but can be summoned by magic or created with a lot of magic and imagination; and the Swamp Dragons ("Draco Vulgaris"), which are the size of small dogs, bred as pets, and, due to their complex, fire-producing anatomy, have a tendency to self-destruct.
* The Strong Bad Emails on the Homestar Runner website feature a dragon named Trogdor the Burninator.
* The Breath of Fire series of Role-Playing Games made by Capcom, have their story revolve around the recurring hero, Ryu, who is a Light Dragon, who needs to defeat the Dark Dragons and ultimately, a goddess by the name of Myria, who is an enemy of the dragons.In the third game, nothing is mentioned of a war between the Light Dragons and the Dark Dragons, only of a war between the Brood (the race of dragons) and the goddess Myria (or Tyr).Note that 'ryu' is Japanese for 'dragon', which is the name of the main protagonist of the series, who is a dragon.
* The Massively Multiplayer Online Roleplaying Game (MMORPG) World of Warcraft includes many dragons, one of which is named Onyxia. Onyxia is a major dragon boss and requires a multiple-man raid consisting of 20+ separate players, all working together with a certain plan of action designed to hopefully defeat her. Almost all the dragons depicted in the game are about five times the height of a player and are massively powerful elites, which means each one is a type of boss and therefore much harder to kill than a normal creature. The other dragons in the game are smaller, pocket versions of the full size dragons, called whelplings. These are much easier to kill and are not bosses at all. If one is lucky enough to kill the right whelpling, in some cases the loot collected from the dead creature can include a whelpling pet (which can be summoned to fly alongside the owner of the pet at will), which is extremely rare on the game and can be sold for several hundred gold.

ee also

* List of dragons in fantasy fiction
* List of dragons in mythology and folklore
* Dragons in Greek mythology
* European dragon, Chinese dragon
* List of fictional dinosaurs
* Index of fictional species
* Pickled dragon, a hoax

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