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16th Nov '16 12:13:12 AM Morgenthaler
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** Charizard is by far the most popular of the original Starter Three, and one of the most publicised Pokemon in media and advertising, rivalling Pikachu and Mewtwo in this regard. The fact it looks like a big {{Badass}} dragon with a flaming tail may have had something to do with it. It's the only 'mon besides Mewtwo to get ''two'' Mega Evolutions, one of which finally makes it an actual part-Dragon type. It also got into ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' as its own character as opposed to part of a three man... [[JustForPun Uh, 'mon]] team.

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** Charizard is by far the most popular of the original Starter Three, and one of the most publicised Pokemon in media and advertising, rivalling Pikachu and Mewtwo in this regard. The fact it looks like a big {{Badass}} badass dragon with a flaming tail may have had something to do with it. It's the only 'mon besides Mewtwo to get ''two'' Mega Evolutions, one of which finally makes it an actual part-Dragon type. It also got into ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' as its own character as opposed to part of a three man... [[JustForPun Uh, 'mon]] team.
2nd Nov '16 2:58:09 PM SimiOfDoom
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* Draconus from ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'' can turn into a giant black dragon, although his particular [[VoluntaryShapeshifting Soletaken]] form is described as 'darkness with wings' instead of a normal draconic form. While dragons do play a role in the setting, Draconus being one is wholly superfluous.
20th Oct '16 6:43:14 AM harharhar
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** In fact, the lizard family of ''Agamids'', which comprises popular pets like bearded dragon, sailfin dragon, water dragon, frilled dragon etc, ends up being unofficially known as ''dragon lizards'' due to this prevalence.
** Ironically, monitor lizards/''Varanids'', despite being the lizard family which contains the biggest lizards in the world, only has one member called a dragon: The komodo dragon. The rest of them have to settle with being called mere monitors. (Here's an example: Water dragon is an Agamid lizard about 1-meter (3+ foot) long weighing a bit over 1 kg (2+ pounds), whereas water monitor can be on average twice as long and a lot heavier).

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** In fact, the lizard family of ''Agamids'', ''Agamidae'', which comprises popular pets like bearded dragon, sailfin dragon, water dragon, frilled dragon etc, ends up being unofficially known as ''dragon lizards'' due to this prevalence.
** Ironically, monitor lizards/''Varanids'', lizards/''Varanidae'', despite being the lizard family which contains the biggest lizards in the world, only has one member called a dragon: The komodo dragon. The rest of them have to settle with being called mere monitors. (Here's an example: Water dragon is an Agamid lizard about 1-meter (3+ foot) long weighing a bit over 1 kg (2+ pounds), whereas water monitor can be on average twice as long and a lot heavier).
5th Oct '16 5:28:03 PM Andyroid
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* The former ''Dueling Dragons'' coaster [[Ride/UniversalStudios Universal's Islands of Adventure]] was about a fire and ice dragon battling one another.
* The [[Ride/BuschGardens Busch Gardens Williamsburg]] has an entire dragon-themed area, called "Land of the Dragons". A similar area used to exist at the Tampa park.

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* The former ''Dueling Dragons'' coaster at [[Ride/UniversalStudios Universal's Islands of Adventure]] was about a fire and ice dragon battling one another.
* The [[Ride/BuschGardens Busch Gardens Williamsburg]] ''Ride/BuschGardens Williamsburg'' has an entire dragon-themed area, called "Land of the Dragons". Dragons", though the dragons there are the cute and friendly type, since it's a play area for young children. A similar area used to exist at the Tampa park.park, and the Williamsburg park used to have a dragon-themed roller coaster called ''Drachenfire''.
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.
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