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29th Mar '17 6:54:55 PM JustaUsername
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||Their scales (and armor made thereof) may be impervious to magic. In addition, they often have some form of innate magic if intelligent. Sometimes they may even [[Weredragon disguise themselves as humanoid beings of much smaller size]] and [[HalfHumanHybrid interbreed with said species, creating half-dragons]]. ||In addition to assuming human form, they also often have the ability to [[VoluntaryShapeshifting transform into other animals]].||

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||Their scales (and armor made thereof) may be impervious to magic. In addition, they often have some form of innate magic if intelligent. Sometimes they may even [[Weredragon [[{{Weredragon}} disguise themselves as humanoid beings of much smaller size]] and [[HalfHumanHybrid interbreed with said species, creating half-dragons]]. ||In addition to assuming human form, they also often have the ability to [[VoluntaryShapeshifting transform into other animals]].||
29th Mar '17 6:54:33 PM JustaUsername
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||Their scales (and armor made thereof) may be impervious to magic. In addition, they often have some form of innate magic if intelligent. Sometimes they may even [[HumanityEnsues disguise themselves as humanoid beings of much smaller size]] and [[HalfHumanHybrid interbreed with said species, creating half-dragons]]. ||In addition to assuming human form, they also often have the ability to [[VoluntaryShapeshifting transform into other animals]].||

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||Their scales (and armor made thereof) may be impervious to magic. In addition, they often have some form of innate magic if intelligent. Sometimes they may even [[HumanityEnsues [[Weredragon disguise themselves as humanoid beings of much smaller size]] and [[HalfHumanHybrid interbreed with said species, creating half-dragons]]. ||In addition to assuming human form, they also often have the ability to [[VoluntaryShapeshifting transform into other animals]].||
16th Mar '17 4:35:07 PM ScorpiusOB1
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''Set flight over oceans of radiant azure blissfull tides
Over majestic mountains of old, mountains of gold(...)''

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''Set flight over oceans of radiant azure blissfull tides
tides\\
Over majestic mountains of old, mountains of gold(...gold (...)''
16th Mar '17 4:33:21 PM ScorpiusOB1
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* The protagonist of the "Dragonland Chronicles" album trilogy of the Swedish HeavyMetal band Music/{{Dragonland}} is said to descend from dragons. In addition to that to cite an example "Dragondawn", the first song of their first album is accompanied (it's instrumental) by these verses:
-->''As the dragons of the dawn spread their wings\\
And in the first blazing rays of the flowing morninglight''\\
''Set flight over oceans of radiant azure blissfull tides
Over majestic mountains of old, mountains of gold(...)''
30th Jan '17 3:57:01 AM Morgenthaler
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Other [[MixAndMatchCritters reptilian or avian mixed]] mythological creatures, particularly the '''Basilisk''', '''Cockatrice''' and '''[[FeatheredSerpent Quetzalcoatl]]''', may be considered types of dragons or similar creatures in some works.

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Other [[MixAndMatchCritters reptilian or avian mixed]] mythological creatures, particularly the '''Basilisk''', '''Cockatrice''' '''[[BasiliskAndCockatrice Basilisk]]''', '''[[BasiliskAndCockatrice Cockatrice]]''' and '''[[FeatheredSerpent Quetzalcoatl]]''', may be considered types of dragons or similar creatures in some works.
2nd Jan '17 9:07:11 AM HasturHasturHastur
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||Are usually [[KillAllHumans antagonistic towards humans]], if not an outright SatanicArchetype. More intelligent versions are often manipulative, or, at the very least, love to screw with people; less intelligent versions are beasts and act the part, though they are likely to possess a predatory cunning.||Are benign, [[BewareTheNiceOnes but capable of destructive force when provoked]]. They may be [[TigerVersusDragon rivals with tigers]].||

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||Are usually [[KillAllHumans antagonistic towards humans]], if not an outright SatanicArchetype. More intelligent versions are often manipulative, or, at the very least, love to screw with people; less intelligent versions are beasts and act the part, though they are likely to possess a predatory cunning.part.||Are benign, [[BewareTheNiceOnes but capable of destructive force when provoked]]. They may be [[TigerVersusDragon rivals with tigers]].||



||Have varying levels of intelligence. Prior to [[TropeMakers Tolkien]], they rarely spoke. After Tolkien, they are often portrayed as at least as clever as humans, and frequently [[MagnificentBastard (much) more]].||Not only are they intelligent, they are usually a MentorArchetype.||

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||Have varying levels of intelligence. Prior to [[TropeMakers Tolkien]], they rarely spoke. After Tolkien, they are often portrayed as at least as clever as humans, and frequently [[MagnificentBastard (much) more]]. More traditionally bestial examples still usually have a predatory cunning.||Not only are they intelligent, they are usually a MentorArchetype.||
29th Dec '16 10:26:30 PM Theriocephalus
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* A '''drake''' (when it is not simply another term for dragons) is usually a creature closely related to dragons but smaller and less intelligent, equivalent to the relationship between humans and chimpanzees, or is sometimes an adolescent dragon who isn't finished growing yet. [[UndergroundMonkey Multiple species of drake may exist for different environments]] (e.g. the drakes that live around volcanos may be the only ones able to breathe fire). Unlike wyverns, they have the same body type as other dragons in the setting, though if dragons have wings then drakes will sometimes lack them.

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* A '''drake''' (when it is not simply another term for dragons) dragons, occasionally for male dragons specifically) is usually a creature closely related to dragons but smaller and less intelligent, equivalent to the relationship between humans and chimpanzees, or is sometimes an adolescent dragon who isn't finished growing yet. [[UndergroundMonkey Multiple species of drake may exist for different environments]] (e.g. the drakes that live around volcanos may be the only ones able to breathe fire). Unlike wyverns, they have the same body type as other dragons in the setting, though if dragons have wings then drakes will sometimes lack them.
29th Dec '16 10:51:06 AM Crewx
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* The most popular variation has been the '''wyvern''', somewhat resembling a bat with the forelimbs being clawed wings and the rear limbs being two legs - this configuration generally being considered more "realistic" as something that could actually evolve. [[note]]Despite appearances, wings are actually a type of arm, and not a separate thing. Therefore a dragon with four legs and two "wings" biologically has ''six'' limbs - and six-limbed reptiles don't exist in the real world.[[/note]] In some settings, this is the only type and will simply be called "dragons." In other settings, wyverns are not considered "true" dragons at all, but a related, usually less powerful and intelligent species. Wyverns are less likely to breathe fire, and more likely to be poisonous (even when dragons in the same setting are not poisonous). \\

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* The most popular variation has been the '''wyvern''', somewhat resembling a bat with the forelimbs being clawed wings and the rear limbs being two legs - this configuration generally being considered more "realistic" as something that could actually evolve. [[note]]Despite appearances, wings are actually a type of arm, and not a separate thing. Therefore a dragon with four legs and two "wings" biologically has ''six'' limbs - and six-limbed reptiles don't exist in the real world.[[/note]] In some settings, this is the only type and will simply be called "dragons." In other settings, wyverns are not considered "true" dragons at all, but a related, usually less powerful and intelligent species. Wyverns are less likely to breathe fire, and more likely to be poisonous venomous (even when dragons in the same setting are not poisonous).venomous). \\



* A '''drake''' (when it is not simply another term for dragons) is usually a creature closely related to dragons but smaller and less intelligent, equivalent to the relationship between humans and chimpanzees. [[UndergroundMonkey Multiple species of drake may exist for different environments]] (e.g. the drakes that live around volcanos may be the only ones able to breathe fire). Unlike wyverns, they have the same body type as other dragons in the setting, though if dragons have wings then drakes will sometimes lack them.

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* A '''drake''' (when it is not simply another term for dragons) is usually a creature closely related to dragons but smaller and less intelligent, equivalent to the relationship between humans and chimpanzees.chimpanzees, or is sometimes an adolescent dragon who isn't finished growing yet. [[UndergroundMonkey Multiple species of drake may exist for different environments]] (e.g. the drakes that live around volcanos may be the only ones able to breathe fire). Unlike wyverns, they have the same body type as other dragons in the setting, though if dragons have wings then drakes will sometimes lack them.
6th Dec '16 6:50:58 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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Eastern dragons, such as in the EasternZodiac, come from different traditions and as such aren't technically the same dragon as their Western counterparts; Westerners who encountered stories and images of Chinese ''lóng'' and Japanese ''tatsu'' (better known as ''ryuu'') sprung on the similarities to the European dragon and [[CallASmeerpARabbit couldn't think of anything better to call them]].

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Eastern dragons, such as in the EasternZodiac, come from different traditions and as such aren't technically the same dragon as their Western counterparts; Westerners who encountered stories and images of Chinese ''lóng'' and Japanese ''tatsu'' (better known as ''ryuu'') ''tatsu''/''ryuu'' sprung on the similarities to the European dragon and [[CallASmeerpARabbit couldn't think of anything better to call them]].



||Are usually [[KillAllHumans antagonistic towards humans]], if not an outright [[SatanicArchetype stand-in for Satan]]. More intelligent versions are often manipulative, or, at the very least, love to screw with people; less intelligent versions are beasts and act the part, though they are likely to possess a predatory cunning.||Are benign, [[BewareTheNiceOnes but capable of destructive force when provoked]]. They may be [[TigerVersusDragon rivals with tigers]].||

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||Are usually [[KillAllHumans antagonistic towards humans]], if not an outright [[SatanicArchetype stand-in for Satan]].SatanicArchetype. More intelligent versions are often manipulative, or, at the very least, love to screw with people; less intelligent versions are beasts and act the part, though they are likely to possess a predatory cunning.||Are benign, [[BewareTheNiceOnes but capable of destructive force when provoked]]. They may be [[TigerVersusDragon rivals with tigers]].||



The term "wyvern" is less likely to be used if the creature in question walks quadrupedally (using the wings as forelimbs, like a bat or a pterodactyl), such as Smaug from ''Film/TheHobbit'', Vermithrax Pejorative from ''Film/{{Dragonslayer}}'' and the dragons from ''Film/ReignOfFire''.

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The term "wyvern" is less likely to be used if the creature in question walks quadrupedally (using the wings as forelimbs, like a bat or a pterodactyl), pterosaur), such as Smaug from ''Film/TheHobbit'', Vermithrax Pejorative from ''Film/{{Dragonslayer}}'' and the dragons from ''Film/ReignOfFire''.
29th Nov '16 9:15:28 AM HasturHasturHastur
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||Are usually [[KillAllHumans antagonistic towards humans]], if not an outright [[SatanicArchetype stand-in for Satan]]. More intelligent versions are often manipulative, or, at the very least, love to screw with people; less intelligent versions are mindless beasts and act the part.||Are benign, [[BewareTheNiceOnes but capable of destructive force when provoked]]. They may be [[TigerVersusDragon rivals with tigers]].||

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||Are usually [[KillAllHumans antagonistic towards humans]], if not an outright [[SatanicArchetype stand-in for Satan]]. More intelligent versions are often manipulative, or, at the very least, love to screw with people; less intelligent versions are mindless beasts and act the part.part, though they are likely to possess a predatory cunning.||Are benign, [[BewareTheNiceOnes but capable of destructive force when provoked]]. They may be [[TigerVersusDragon rivals with tigers]].||
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