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22nd Apr '17 9:36:26 PM Theriocephalus
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* In ''Discworld/GuardsGuards'', mention is made several times of the fact that 'noble' (ie, giant and mythical) dragons are, intrinsically, ''wrong''; nothing that big with that wingspan should ever be able to fly - Sybil even mentions the thing about how you can't just scale something up and expect it to work. The only way they can survive in the real world is by, essentially, feeding on magic. Lots of it. And that doesn't go so well.

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* In ''Discworld/GuardsGuards'', mention is made several times of the fact that 'noble' (ie, giant and mythical) dragons are, intrinsically, ''wrong''; nothing that big with that wingspan should ever be able to fly - -- Sybil even mentions the thing about how you can't just scale something up and expect it to work. The only way they can survive in the real world is by, essentially, feeding on magic. Lots of it. And that doesn't go so well.well once thee magic starts running out.
22nd Apr '17 6:15:58 PM nombretomado
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* The Sand Bird from ''SuperMarioSunshine'' is literally a sand bird and fully capable of flight.

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* The Sand Bird from ''SuperMarioSunshine'' ''VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine'' is literally a sand bird and fully capable of flight.
7th Apr '17 8:35:22 PM korben600
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* RWBY has a class of Grimm known as a [[Creator/EdgarAllanPoe Nevermore]], which is of course, [[CreepyCrows a gigantic crow]]. These are big birds, and are pretty dangerous, usually requiring multiple hunters to take down. Or a Gatling gun.
29th Mar '17 7:02:24 PM xanthopinna
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* In ''The Dragon Dentist'', the dragon of the title is an extremely giant flying beast slowly undulating through the sky, with a village perched like cliff-dwellings on it to house the dentists, also of the title. A predator in the sense that it can be employed in war.
13th Mar '17 2:04:40 PM WillyFourEyes
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* In the cancelled ''VideoGame/{{Shantae}}'' game for the GameBoyAdvance, ''[[http://www.twitch.tv/wayforwardtv/b/467113071 Risky Revolution]]'', Sky's bird, Wrench, was going to be revealed as having grown really big in the period after the first game, and would have served as the GlobalAirship for Shantae.

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* In the cancelled ''VideoGame/{{Shantae}}'' game for the GameBoyAdvance, UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance, ''[[http://www.twitch.tv/wayforwardtv/b/467113071 Risky Revolution]]'', Sky's bird, Wrench, was going to be revealed as having grown really big in the period after the first game, and would have served as the GlobalAirship for Shantae.Shantae.
** Played straight in ''Half-Genie Hero,'' where Wrench serves as Shantae's transport between levels.
3rd Mar '17 1:36:26 AM Theriocephalus
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** For the Empire, Emperor Karl Franz can unlock his massive griffin, Deathclaw, as a mount. Imperial Amber Wizards can also ride smaller jade griffins.

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** For the Empire, Emperor Karl Franz can unlock his massive griffin, Deathclaw, as a mount. Generals of the Empire can also ride smaller griffins, while Imperial Amber Wizards can also ride smaller green-feathered jade griffins.



** The Vampire Counts have access to a large number of flying units, most notably Vargheists, vampires that have been driven insane by centuries of imprisonment and mutated into giant batlike monsters. In addition, they can raise Terrogheists, the reanimated husks of bats the size of dragons, and actual zombie dragons.

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** The Vampire Counts have access to a large number of flying units, most notably Vargheists, vampires that have been driven insane by centuries of imprisonment and mutated into giant batlike monsters. In addition, they can raise Terrogheists, the reanimated husks of bats the size of dragons, and as well as actual zombie dragons.
2nd Mar '17 4:52:59 AM Theriocephalus
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'':

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* ''VideoGame/TotalWarWarhammer'': Flying units are a fairly large part of the game, adding a new dimension to battlefield tactics from previous Total War titles, although they’re not present to the same degree in all armies.
** For the Empire, Emperor Karl Franz can unlock his massive griffin, Deathclaw, as a mount. Imperial Amber Wizards can also ride smaller jade griffins.
** Similarly, Orc heroes can come mounted on wyverns.
** The Vampire Counts have access to a large number of flying units, most notably Vargheists, vampires that have been driven insane by centuries of imprisonment and mutated into giant batlike monsters. In addition, they can raise Terrogheists, the reanimated husks of bats the size of dragons, and actual zombie dragons.
** The Warriors of Chaos can unlock a two-headed chaos dragon as a mount for their lords.
** The Wood Elves are also a fairly aerial faction. They get a unit of missile cavalry mounted on giant hawks, and in addition get giant eagles and forest dragons as both mounts for their hero units and as individual monstrous units.
14th Feb '17 5:27:50 PM MagnusForce
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* Not as well known as Haast's Eagle, but equally big (longer wingspan, lighter body) is [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodward's_eagle Woodward's Eagle]], which has been found in the La Brea Tar Pits. Some experts think the Thunderbird legend was inspired by encounters with it by early Native Americans.

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* Not as well known as Haast's Eagle, but equally big (longer wingspan, lighter body) is [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodward's_eagle org/wiki/Woodward%27s_eagle Woodward's Eagle]], which has been found in the La Brea Tar Pits. Some experts think the Thunderbird legend was inspired by encounters with it by early Native Americans.
14th Feb '17 5:26:45 PM MagnusForce
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* Not as well known as Haast's Eagle, but equally big (longer wingspan, lighter body) is [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodward's_eagle Woodward's Eagle]], which has been found in the La Brea Tar Pits. Some experts think the Thunderbird legend was inspired by encounters with it by early Native Americans.
26th Jan '17 7:55:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* The overlord and guardian in {{Starcraft}}.

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* The overlord and guardian in {{Starcraft}}.VideoGame/{{Starcraft}}.
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