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10th Oct '17 10:22:10 AM Winter
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* In ''LightNovel/IsekaiShokudou'', the Red Queen is a dragon whose hoard happens to include a magical portal leading to a restaurant in Japan. Therefore, she considers the restaurant one of her treasures and she is very protective of the restaurant and its staff.
* The ''Literature/GotrekAndFelix'' novel ''Dragonslayer'' has several Slayers on a quest to slay an ancient dragon who'd dented their airship. Its hoard is, at worst, a close secondary motivation for the Dwarves. [[spoiler: The hoard is lost when accidentally ignited gunpowder triggers a cave-in, but that is only a temporary setback for a race of miners.]]
5th Oct '17 8:43:39 AM BeerBaron
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* While dragons in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' are not lounging on a bed of Septims, there is usually a well-stocked treasure chest coincidentally sitting near a dragon roost. Also, Paarthurnax claims that the Dragonborn got a few draconic instincts with their dragon soul, including hoarding, hence the KleptomaniacHero tendencies.

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While dragons in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' are not lounging on a bed of Septims, there is usually a well-stocked treasure chest coincidentally sitting near a dragon roost. Also, Paarthurnax [[TokenHeroicOrc Paarthurnax]] claims that the Dragonborn [[PlayerCharacter Dragonborn]] got a few draconic instincts with their dragon soul, including hoarding, hence the KleptomaniacHero tendencies.tendencies.
** In the series' spin-off ActionAdventure game ''Redguard'', this is Subverted by the dragon Nafaalilargus (a.k.a. Nahfahlaar). He ''was'' assigned to guard the treasury beneath the palace of Stros M'Kai, but it was an Imperial treasure hoard, not his own.
27th Sep '17 11:43:02 PM Theriocephalus
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* ''FanFic/TheWorldOfTheCreatures'' has [[Series/DoctorWho the Doctor]], UsefulNotes/{{Neil deGrasse Tyson}}, Creator/PeterJackson, and Amanda encounter one of these in Chapter 9. Fortunately for them, the dragon is asleep...for the moment...

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* ''FanFic/TheWorldOfTheCreatures'' has [[Series/DoctorWho the Doctor]], UsefulNotes/{{Neil deGrasse Tyson}}, Creator/PeterJackson, and Amanda encounter one of these in Chapter 9. Fortunately for them, the dragon is asleep... for the moment...



** The voyagers get sight of a hill shining like gold in the distance. In the night, a watchman goes to explore the hill and discovers it is entirely covered by sleeping serpents. He sees a gold ring between the serpents (hinting that there may be more treasure underneath the snakes) and fishes it out with his spear; which wakes up a small snake which then wakes up all the other serpents and finally the largest, a flying dragon called Jakulus. Jakulus pursues the watchman and destroys two of Yngvar's ships before returning to his lair.

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** The voyagers get sight of a hill shining like gold in the distance. In the night, a watchman goes to explore the hill and discovers it is entirely covered by sleeping serpents. He sees a gold ring between the serpents (hinting that there may be more treasure underneath the snakes) and fishes it out with his spear; which spear. This wakes up a small snake which then wakes up all the other serpents and finally the largest, a flying dragon called Jakulus. Jakulus pursues the watchman and destroys two of Yngvar's ships before returning to his lair.






* The knight in ''VideoGame/TheCave'' has to fetch the gold from the dragon and give it to the princess in order to get her amulet to give to the king to pull the sword from the stone. Things don't go quite as planned....

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* The knight in ''VideoGame/TheCave'' has to fetch the gold from the dragon and give it to the princess in order to get her amulet to give to the king to pull the sword from the stone. Things don't go quite as planned....planned...
27th Sep '17 9:20:55 AM Theriocephalus
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** "Dragon's bed" (''dreka beðr'') appears as a 'kenning' (poetical paraphrase) meaning "gold" in Old Norse poetry, which Creator/SnorriSturluson in ''Literature/ProseEdda'' explains as a reference to the myth of Fafnir. Other kennings quoted by Snorri are "lair of Fafnir", "Grafvitnir's pillow" and similar expressions (like Fafnir, Grafvitnir is a mythological dragon).

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** "Dragon's bed" (''dreka beðr'') appears as a 'kenning' "kenning" (poetical paraphrase) meaning "gold" in Old Norse poetry, which Creator/SnorriSturluson in ''Literature/ProseEdda'' explains as a reference to the myth of Fafnir. Other kennings quoted by Snorri are "lair of Fafnir", "Grafvitnir's pillow" and similar expressions (like Fafnir, Grafvitnir is a mythological dragon).
27th Sep '17 9:16:53 AM Theriocephalus
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* According to an UsefulNotes/{{Iceland}}ic folk legend (published by Jón Árnason in ''Icelandic Folktales and Fairy Tales'', 1862), the Lagarfljót Worm, a lake monster that supposedly inhabits Lake Lagarfljót in East Iceland, came into being when a girl put a 'heath-snake' (''lýngorm'') in a box with a gold ring under it, because she had been told this would make the gold multiply. It worked, but the size of the creature increased together with the treasure. The girl freaked out and threw the box with the snake and the gold into the lake. The creature is still in it, grown to an enormous size and guarding an equally huge heap of gold at the lake bottom.

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* According to an UsefulNotes/{{Iceland}}ic folk legend (published by Jón Árnason in ''Icelandic Folktales and Fairy Tales'', 1862), the Lagarfljót Worm, a lake monster that supposedly inhabits Lake Lagarfljót in East Iceland, came into being when a girl put a 'heath-snake' "heath-snake" (''lýngorm'') in a box with a gold ring under it, because she had been told this would make the gold multiply. It worked, but the size of the creature increased together with the treasure. The girl freaked out and threw the box with the snake and the gold into the lake. The creature is still in it, grown to an enormous size and guarding an equally huge heap of gold at the lake bottom.
27th Sep '17 9:16:05 AM Theriocephalus
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* In the ''Literature/{{Earthsea}}'' series, the dragons are obsessed with hoarding jewelry ... at least at first.

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* In the ''Literature/{{Earthsea}}'' series, the dragons are obsessed with hoarding jewelry ...jewelry... at least at first.



** The collective wealth and possessions of the dragon Dunkelzahn basically constitute a hoard, and his comments indicate that dragons in general tend to accumulate them, whether they want to or not (it's described as a matter of collecting representations of their long memories and pasts). Dunkelzahn makes the idiosyncratic (and, among his fellows, controversial) decision to compose a will dividing and bequeathing his hoard in the event of his death (a large portion of which goes into funding an entire foundation dedicated solely to the execution of the will).

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** The collective wealth and possessions of the dragon Dunkelzahn basically constitute constitutes a hoard, and his comments indicate that dragons in general tend to accumulate them, whether they want to or not (it's described as a matter of collecting representations of their long memories and pasts). Dunkelzahn makes the idiosyncratic (and, among his fellows, controversial) decision to compose a will dividing and bequeathing his hoard in the event of his death (a large portion of which goes into funding an entire foundation dedicated solely to the execution of the will).



* The trope is a game mechanic in ''TabletopGame/BeastThePrimordial'', which centers around monsters. Each monster has an Urge which they ''must'' fulfil (or risk going insane from). Several [=NPC=]s in the corebook have an Urge to hoard items, the type of which varies between characters (weapons, art, and- yes- jewels). In fact, many monsters (usually of the 'Ugallu' or 'Anakim' families) are explicitly draconic in appearance.

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* The trope is a game mechanic in ''TabletopGame/BeastThePrimordial'', which centers around monsters. Each monster has an Urge which they ''must'' fulfil (or risk going insane from). Several [=NPC=]s in the corebook have an Urge to hoard items, the type of which varies between characters (weapons, art, and- yes- and -- yes -- jewels). In fact, many monsters (usually of the 'Ugallu' Ugallu or 'Anakim' Anakim families) are explicitly draconic in appearance.
27th Sep '17 9:13:26 AM Theriocephalus
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People have also long noticed that dragons have no apparent use for treasure: they cannot spend, wear or process it. Dragons, it was concluded, must be pathologically [[TheScrooge avaricious and stingy]]--kind of like a species of compulsive hoarders with a MoneyFetish. In fact, up to the 17th century, dragons were considered the emblematic representation of {{Greed}}.

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People have also long noticed that dragons have no apparent use for treasure: they cannot spend, wear or process it. More often than not, they don't do anything beyond brood over or sleep on their treasure. Dragons, it was concluded, must be pathologically [[TheScrooge avaricious and stingy]]--kind of like a species of compulsive hoarders with a MoneyFetish. In fact, up to the 17th century, dragons were considered the emblematic representation of {{Greed}}.



May involve a TreasureRoom. This trope is to PooledFunds as a waterbed is to a swimming pool (depending on the size and age of the dragon, it may be the other way around). See also ThievingMagpie.

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May involve a TreasureRoom. This trope is to PooledFunds as a waterbed is to a swimming pool (depending on the size and age of the dragon, it may be the other way around). See also ThievingMagpie.ThievingMagpie, for another creature obsessed with hoarding shiny and/or precious things, and LazyDragon, for dragons that don't seem to do anything beyond sleep on their hoards.
14th Sep '17 12:27:48 AM LummoxJR
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* A dragon's former hoard is the goal of the quest in ''Literature/{{Below}}''. Unusually for this trope the dragon is long dead, having been dispatched decades ago by a wizard who claimed the treasure for himself. Now that the wizard himself has passed on, his fortune sits in the underground ruins where he found it, making it prohibitively dangerous to reach.


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* In an episode of ''Series/{{Grimm}}'', two Dämonfeuer (dragon-like Wesen) collect vast quantities of ''copper'' for their homes: one in an abandoned mine, one in an actual house. The electrical conductivity of the copper is suggested to tie in with their fire-breathing abilities.
28th Aug '17 8:37:58 PM Theriocephalus
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** [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E24OwlsWellThatEndsWell "Owl's Well That Ends Well"]] features another full-grown dragon who gets angry at and attacks the baby dragon Spike for stealing from his hoard of gold and gems.

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** [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E24OwlsWellThatEndsWell "Owl's Well That Ends Well"]] features another full-grown dragon (whose hoard, interestingly enough, consists of gems and only gems, with no metal to be seen) who gets angry at and attacks the baby dragon Spike for stealing gems from his hoard of gold and gems.hoard.
28th Aug '17 12:40:14 PM Theriocephalus
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** In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E7Dragonshy "Dragonshy"]], the mane six are sent on a diplomatic mission to a dragon who's taken up residence near Ponyville. Rarity speaks to the dragon and appeals his ego, a strategy that appears to work--until the dragon realizes she's helping herself to his treasure hoard, and he kicks her out.
** [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E24OwlsWellThatEndsWell "Owl's Well That Ends Well"]] features another full-grown dragon who gets angry and attacks baby dragon Spike for stealing from said dragon's hoard of gold and gems.

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** In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E7Dragonshy "Dragonshy"]], the mane six are sent on a diplomatic mission to a dragon who's taken up residence near Ponyville. Rarity speaks to the dragon and appeals his ego, a strategy that appears to work--until work -- until the dragon realizes she's helping herself to his treasure hoard, and he kicks her out.
** [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E24OwlsWellThatEndsWell "Owl's Well That Ends Well"]] features another full-grown dragon who gets angry at and attacks the baby dragon Spike for stealing from said dragon's his hoard of gold and gems.



** In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E21DragonQuest "Dragon Quest"]], adolescent dragons are shown playing "King of the Hoard", a game which requires dragons to fight one another over a pile of treasure.

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** In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E21DragonQuest "Dragon Quest"]], adolescent dragons are shown playing "King of the Hoard", a game which requires consists of dragons to fight fighting one another over a pile of treasure.
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