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12th Sep '16 11:15:48 AM MrNickelodeon
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* The [[Ride/BuschGardens Busch Gardens Williamsburg]] has an entire dragon-themed area, called "Land of the Dragaons". A similar area used to exist at the Tampa park.

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* The [[Ride/BuschGardens Busch Gardens Williamsburg]] has an entire dragon-themed area, called "Land of the Dragaons".Dragons". A similar area used to exist at the Tampa park.
12th Sep '16 11:15:24 AM MrNickelodeon
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* The [[Ride/BuschGardens Busch Gardens Williamsburg]] has an entire dragon-themed area, called "Land of the Dragaons". A similar area used to exist at the Tampa park.
2nd Sep '16 9:17:28 PM MrNickelodeon
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* How else do you think Figment, the main character of ''Ride/JourneyIntoImagination'', became the mascot of [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Epcot]]? Heck, his origins can actually be traced to an attraction for the shelved Disneyland concept Discovery Bay, a {{Steampunk}} land, that had an attraction hosted by a Dreamfinder-like character who, among other cool things, bred dragons as a hobby.
* The former ''Dueling Dragons'' coaster [[Ride/UniversalStudios Universal's Islands of Adventure]] was about a fire and ice dragon battling one another.
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* How else do you think Figment became the mascot of [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Epcot]]? Heck, his origins can actually be traced to an attraction for the shelved Disneyland concept Discovery Bay, a {{Steampunk}} land, that had an attraction hosted by a Dreamfinder-like character who, among other cool things, bred dragons as a hobby.
* Speaking of theme parks, "Dueling Dragons" at Universal Studios Orlando, anyone?
18th Aug '16 6:47:23 AM LadyJafaria
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** Discover a lizard with NotQuiteFlight? Well, what else would you call it but ''Draco volans'', the Flying Dragon? Their name is cool, as is their gliding ability, but they're very small (can fit in the average person's hand).
9th Aug '16 10:50:08 PM PaulA
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* The creature on most of the [[{{Dragaera}} Vlad Taltos]] cover arts is ''supposed'' to be a jhereg -- a two-legged, two-winged flying reptile -- but is invariably given an extra pair of forearms and dragon-like appearance for the artwork. There ''are'' dragons in Dragaera, but they do ''not'' [[OurDragonsAreDifferent look like your average western dragon]]. So the cover art depicts an animal that doesn't actually exist in Dragaera, simply [[ExecutiveMeddling because the publishers wanted to invoke this trope]]. One supposes that "Instant Awesome, Just Add Jheregs" wouldn't have the same ring to it.

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* The creature with Vlad Taltos on most of the [[{{Dragaera}} Vlad Taltos]] Literature/{{Dragaera}} cover arts is ''supposed'' to be a jhereg -- a two-legged, two-winged flying reptile -- but is invariably given an extra pair of forearms and dragon-like appearance for the artwork. There ''are'' dragons in Dragaera, but they do ''not'' [[OurDragonsAreDifferent look like your average western dragon]]. So the cover art depicts an animal that doesn't actually exist in Dragaera, simply [[ExecutiveMeddling because the publishers wanted to invoke this trope]]. One supposes that "Instant Awesome, Just Add Jheregs" wouldn't have the same ring to it.
7th Aug '16 1:21:12 PM storymasterb
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** [[http://markrosewater.tumblr.com/post/148172720963/khans-of-tarkir-the-set-as-opposed-to-the-block According to]] WordOfGod, this trope is ''enforced''. Every block in the game has at least one Dragon in it, even on planes like Innistrad (where they're completely out of theme), essentially because Dragons are incredibly popular.
28th Jul '16 2:21:47 PM Gamermaster
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* In ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'' Touma has [[spoiler: his arm cut off]] and after that he ''MindRape''s his opponent into turning his [[spoiler:arm stump into a dragon's head!]]

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* In ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'' Touma has [[spoiler: his arm cut off]] and after that he ''MindRape''s ''{{Mind Rape}}s'' his opponent into turning his [[spoiler:arm stump into a dragon's head!]]
5th Jul '16 5:05:27 AM StFan
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Compare InstantAwesomeJustAddMecha, RentAZilla, DragonsUpTheYinYang, and EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs (especially if DinosaursAreDragons.)

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Compare InstantAwesomeJustAddMecha, RentAZilla, DragonsUpTheYinYang, and EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs (especially if DinosaursAreDragons.)DinosaursAreDragons).



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* When Ron Marz took over writing ''Comicbook/{{Witchblade}}'', his introductory arc (which was meant as a compelling jumping on point for new readers) pitted the hero against an evil cult within the Catholic Church intent on summoning a "living god" from another dimension. Given Witchblade's typical milieu - it's far from high fantasy - one would expect something bipedal and vaguely demonic or [[LightIsNotGood angelic]], or more rarely, a Cthuluesque eldritch abomination. Nope, not this time. Just a straight-up D&D-style bat-winged dragon.
** Possibly an example of ShownTheirWork, since most translations of the Bible refer to {{Satan}} as 'the Dragon' at certain points.
* In ''[[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} The Uncanny X-Men]]'' during the early 80s, in the midst of a climactic battle between the X-Men and the Brood, Kitty Pryde's life is saved...by a [[ShoulderSizedDragon small dragon]] who flies in out of nowhere, who later becomes Kitty's companion Lockheed and a popular fixture of the X-books.

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* When Ron Marz took over writing ''Comicbook/{{Witchblade}}'', his introductory arc (which was meant as a compelling jumping on point for new readers) pitted the hero against an evil cult within the Catholic Church intent on summoning a "living god" from another dimension. Given Witchblade's typical milieu - -- it's far from high fantasy - -- one would expect something bipedal and vaguely demonic or [[LightIsNotGood angelic]], or more rarely, a Cthuluesque eldritch abomination. Nope, not this time. Just a straight-up D&D-style ''D&D''-style bat-winged dragon.
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dragon. Possibly an example of ShownTheirWork, since most translations of the Bible refer to {{Satan}} as 'the Dragon' "the Dragon" at certain points.
* In ''[[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} ''[[ComicBook/XMen The Uncanny X-Men]]'' during the early 80s, '80s, in the midst of a climactic battle between the X-Men and the Brood, Kitty Pryde's life is saved...saved... by a [[ShoulderSizedDragon small dragon]] who flies in out of nowhere, who later becomes Kitty's companion Lockheed and a popular fixture of the X-books.



* MagicTheGathering has regularly featured Dragons. Typically they are Red cards, almost always have Flying, and are generally Red's most powerful individual creatures. Blue occasionally has Drakes, but they're getting rarer in later editions.

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* MagicTheGathering ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' has regularly featured Dragons. Dragons.
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Typically they are Red cards, almost always have Flying, and are generally Red's most powerful individual creatures. Blue occasionally has Drakes, but they're getting rarer in later editions.



* [[http://www.dragonstorm.com/ Dragon Storm]] is an RPG collectable card game that features dragons as one of the playable character types.

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* [[http://www.''[[http://www.dragonstorm.com/ Dragon Storm]] Storm]]'' is an RPG collectable card game that features dragons as one of the playable character types.



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* In the {{Daria}} FanFic series '' 'Legion of Lawndale Heroes' '', the Legionnaires are fighting The Alliance - another team of young metahumans. After [[TheWorfEffect her first volley is literally brushed aside by one of the kids, who says, "I thought you were going to be impressive"]], Quinn turns to Charles 'Upchuck' Ruttheimer and says, "Charles... impress them." [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome They are suitably impressed when Charles moves towards them - and turns into GODZILLA.]]

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* In the {{Daria}} ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'' FanFic series '' 'Legion ''Legion of Lawndale Heroes' '', Heroes'', the Legionnaires are fighting The Alliance - -- another team of young metahumans. After [[TheWorfEffect her first volley is literally brushed aside by one of the kids, who says, "I thought you were going to be impressive"]], Quinn turns to Charles 'Upchuck' "Upchuck" Ruttheimer and says, "Charles... impress them." [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome They are suitably impressed when Charles moves towards them - -- and turns into GODZILLA.]]



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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': Remember the krayt dragon skeleton from ''ANewHope''? Purely there to add a little awesome. So was Boga, the feathered lizard-mount Obi-Wan rode in ''RevengeOfTheSith''. The StarWarsExpandedUniverse, while usually trying to stay clear of obvious references to Earth animals and myths, has various species of dragon, many of them said to be the nonsentient offspring of [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Duinuogwuin Duinuogwuin]], which are a strange people like ten-to-a-hundred meter long centipedes with wings, hands, organic cold fusion reactors, and the ability to live in deep space. They're also called Star Dragons, and although they almost never actually ''appear'', they get mentioned as {{Noodle Incident}}s with some regularity.

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': ''Franchise/StarWars'':
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Remember the krayt dragon skeleton from ''ANewHope''? ''Film/ANewHope''? Purely there to add a little awesome. awesome.
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So was is Boga, the feathered lizard-mount Obi-Wan rode rides in ''RevengeOfTheSith''. ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith''.
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The StarWarsExpandedUniverse, Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse, while usually trying to stay clear of obvious references to Earth animals and myths, has various species of dragon, many of them said to be the nonsentient offspring of [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Duinuogwuin Duinuogwuin]], which are a strange people like ten-to-a-hundred meter long centipedes with wings, hands, organic cold fusion reactors, and the ability to live in deep space. They're also called Star Dragons, and although they almost never actually ''appear'', they get mentioned as {{Noodle Incident}}s with some regularity.



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* As the page quote shows, this is subverted and lampshaded in ''The13thWarrior''. It turned out the "fire wyrm" is just [[spoiler: a cavalry with torches, and Herger said he would have preferred an actual dragon. Of course, given that the size of the fire wyrm in question meant it was comprised of literally ''hundreds'' of warriors, all mounted on horseback and moving independently, his preference for a straight-up lizard is understandable.]]

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* As the page quote shows, this is subverted and lampshaded in ''The13thWarrior''. ''Film/The13thWarrior''. It turned out the "fire wyrm" is just [[spoiler: a [[spoiler:a cavalry with torches, and Herger said he would have preferred an actual dragon. Of course, given that the size of the fire wyrm in question meant it was comprised of literally ''hundreds'' of warriors, all mounted on horseback and moving independently, his preference for a straight-up lizard is understandable.]]



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--> '''Genji:''' ''(when activating his Ultimate)'' "The dragon becomes me!" \\
'''Hanzo:''' ''(when activatting his)'' "Let the dragon consume you!"

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--> '''Genji:''' ''(when ''[when activating his Ultimate)'' "The Ultimate]'' The dragon becomes me!" \\
me!\\
'''Hanzo:''' ''(when ''[when activatting his)'' "Let his]'' Let the dragon consume you!"you!




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* ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' sure references dragons a lot for an [[{{Nasuverse}} expansive continuity]] that continues absolutely 0 actual dragons in any story. Dragon killing swords, dragon slayers, ranks of phantasmal beasts, the difficulty in summoning dragons, inability to ride them, dragon tooth soldiers, Caster's Golden Fleece that she can't use and has absolutely 0 use in the story. And apparently awhile back a bored dragon sat around the temple and taught the monks stuff. There are none in the sequel either and the current projects they're working on are Tsukihime Rebirth (vampires) and a completely new visual novel about demons. Still no dragons. [[spoiler:The dragon is also symbolic of the house of [[KingArthur Pendragon]] - the background mentions that Arturia would be weak against "anti-dragon" weapons, as Pendragon means "child of the dragon".]]
** The anime also add a dragon to replace Shirou and Saber's obvious sex scene.

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* ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' sure references dragons a lot for an [[{{Nasuverse}} expansive continuity]] that continues absolutely 0 actual dragons in any story. Dragon killing swords, dragon slayers, ranks of phantasmal beasts, the difficulty in summoning dragons, inability to ride them, dragon tooth soldiers, Caster's Golden Fleece that she can't use and has absolutely 0 use in the story. And apparently awhile back a bored dragon sat around the temple and taught the monks stuff. There are none in the sequel either and the current projects they're working on are Tsukihime Rebirth (vampires) and a completely new visual novel about demons. Still no dragons. [[spoiler:The dragon is also symbolic of the house of [[KingArthur Pendragon]] - -- the background mentions that Arturia would be weak against "anti-dragon" weapons, as Pendragon means "child of the dragon".]]
** The anime also add a dragon to replace Shirou and Saber's obvious sex scene.
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* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' didn't have a dragon until someone asked Strong Bad if he could draw one. Thus, Trogdor was born.
** And the "S Is For Sucks" Dragon.

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* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'':
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didn't have a dragon until someone asked Strong Bad if he could draw one. Thus, Trogdor was born.
** And the "S Is For for Sucks" Dragon.



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* Terezi Pyrope's lusus from ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' is a dragon. This has absolutely nothing to do with the story, but is awesome none the less.
** Apart from when it's used to blind her in a flashback. But other than that, nothing to do with the story.

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Terezi Pyrope's lusus from ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' is a dragon. This has absolutely nothing to do with the story, but is awesome none the less.
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less. Apart from when it's used to blind her in a flashback. But other than that, nothing to do with the story.



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* There was a story arc in AvatarAdventures revolving around dragons. It was awesome.

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* There was a story arc in AvatarAdventures ''Rolepaly/AvatarAdventures'' revolving around dragons. It was awesome.
1st Jul '16 5:07:59 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'', the Shimada brothers Genji and Hanzo both have dragon-based abilities. Genji's [[LimitBreak Ultimate]] ability causes a pair of dragons to surround him while he goes into a SuperMode that gives him powerful sword attacks, while Hanzo's Ultimate summons a pair of massive dragons that charge forward and continously damage enemies that get in their way, going through walls in the process.
--> '''Genji:''' ''(when activating his Ultimate)'' "The dragon becomes me!" \\
'''Hanzo:''' ''(when activatting his)'' "Let the dragon consume you!"
30th Jun '16 7:54:49 PM nombretomado
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* The Kardas Dragon, Kanohi Dragon, and Makuta Miserix in ''{{Bionicle}}''.

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* The Kardas Dragon, Kanohi Dragon, and Makuta Miserix in ''{{Bionicle}}''.''Toys/{{Bionicle}}''.
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