History Main / OurDragonsAreDifferent

1st Sep '16 1:35:50 PM Smeagol17
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Eastern dragons, such as have a place 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 have a place 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]].
29th Aug '16 7:59:42 AM NoSpoilerz
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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 interbreeding 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 disguise themselves as humanoid beings of much smaller size]] and [[HalfHumanHybrid interbreeding 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]].||
24th Jul '16 7:27:53 PM ReaderAt2046
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24th Jul '16 7:27:13 PM ReaderAt2046
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* The dragons of ''Fanfic/RainbowDoubleDashsLunaverse'' are mostly Western type. They have nigh-invulnerable scaly hides, fire breath, six limbs (counting the wings), eat gemstones, and collect a DragonHoard because they grow larger the more stuff they possess.
** However, this is heavily {{Deconstructed}}. Because dragons are so individually powerful, and can find their food so easily, they never developed a civilization beyond the crudest level of "might makes right". Very few dragons can even read and write, and the handful of more civilized dragons have to learn other languages just because Draconic lacks the vocabulary to express many of the things they want to say. In addition, since the greatest threat to a mature dragon is another dragon, they never work together, and though they may spawn whelps, they would never take them into their own lairs, for they might steal something. As a result, there are only a few thousand dragons on the planet. As one abnormally wise dragon puts it:
--> We are dragons. We are mighty. We are the strongest of the mortal races. We have no equals. And because of that…we are dying.
11th Jul '16 3:05:25 AM Mhazard
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Even within these traditions, however, there is much variability. This has increased in modern times, as Western and Eastern authors have blurred the traditions by mixing and matching attributes from both (benign Western dragons are quite popular these days, for instance). Some authors invent completely new attributes to [[OurMonstersAreDifferent set their dragons apart]] from the crowd [[MythologyUpgrade or just make them]] [[RuleOfCool cooler.]]

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Even within these traditions, however, there is much variability. This has increased in modern times, as Western and Eastern authors have blurred the traditions by mixing and matching attributes from both (benign Western dragons are quite popular these days, for instance). Some authors invent completely new attributes to [[OurMonstersAreDifferent set their dragons apart]] from the crowd [[MythologyUpgrade or just make them]] [[RuleOfCool cooler.]] And some authors [[InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons put dragons in their stories just for the sole reason of making a story look cool.]]
29th Jun '16 2:10:35 AM MissMokushiroku
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19th Jun '16 11:26:02 AM lvthn13
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Further, it's also become fairly common for dragons to come in different flavors of ElementalPowers, especially in settings where ElementalRockPaperScissors are enforced. This may simply manifest in their BreathWeapon, or it may affect all properties of the dragon. Elemental rainbows of dragons are most common in video games and tabletop games where diversity of creatures and gameplay balance are considerations. One-off dragon variants are most likely to be ice elemental, poisonous, or maybe zombified.
11th May '16 5:35:39 AM icyfire5
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||Normally associated with fire, which they often breathe as an attack.||Normally associated with water (and the sky, [[TheSkyIsAnOcean which was considered an ocean in classical Chinese thought]]), and are often considered bringers of rain.||

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||Normally associated with fire, which they often breathe as an attack.||Normally associated with water (and the sky, [[TheSkyIsAnOcean which was considered an ocean in classical Chinese thought]]), and are often considered bringers of rain. In various fiction, some Chinese dragons are capable of breathing fire.||
19th Apr '16 3:57:01 PM StFan
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-->--'''Hiccup''' flips through the Dragon Manual, ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon''

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-->--'''Hiccup''' flips -->-- '''Hiccup''' (flipping through the Dragon Manual, Manual), ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon''



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-->Demon attacked me but then it was slain
-->The dragon appeared and a battle was fight [''sic'']
-->I spoke from the words of a powerful scroll
-->And magical dragon became now allied.

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-->Demon -->''Demon attacked me but then it was slain
-->The
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dragon appeared and a battle was fight [''sic'']
-->I
fight'' [sic]\\
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-->And
scroll\\
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magical dragon became now allied.''



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16th Apr '16 3:21:41 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* [[folder:Music]]
* Music/{{Gloryhammer}}: The song "Magic Dragon" from the first album, ''Tales From The Kingdom of Fife'' is about a magic dragon who becomes Angus [=McFife's=] ally after a magic spell is cast.
-->Demon attacked me but then it was slain
-->The dragon appeared and a battle was fight [''sic'']
-->I spoke from the words of a powerful scroll
-->And magical dragon became now allied.
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* Wrestling/{{Chikara}} has Dragon [[RepetitiveName Dragon]], a giant stuffed animal who came to life. He was modeled after a dragon(obviously) but doesn't have many of the abilities associated with. His plushy nature allows him to survive things most other wrestlers cannot however, including [[LosingYourHead decapitation]].[[/folder]]

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* Wrestling/{{Chikara}} has Dragon [[RepetitiveName Dragon]], a giant stuffed animal who came to life. He was modeled after a dragon(obviously) but doesn't have many of the abilities associated with. His plushy nature allows him to survive things most other wrestlers cannot however, including [[LosingYourHead decapitation]].[[/folder]]decapitation]].
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