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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]].||
12th Nov '16 1:53:06 AM SneaselSawashiro
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||Are [[FlyingBrick incredibly strong]] and [[HealingFactor hard to kill]] but usually have one or two [[AchillesHeel fatal weak spots]]. This is traditionally under the chin, but post-Tolkien, it's more likely to be on the chest or belly, and [[GoForTheEye the eye]] is popular too.||In relation to the above, pretty much invincible... not that people actively seek them out to kill them anyway. Have a single "reversed scale" under the chin, and [[BerserkButton go into a blind rage if it is touched]].||

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||Are [[FlyingBrick incredibly strong]] and [[HealingFactor hard to kill]] but usually have one or two [[AchillesHeel fatal weak spots]]. This is traditionally under the chin, but post-Tolkien, it's more likely to be on the chest or belly, and [[GoForTheEye the eye]] is popular too.||In relation to the above, pretty much invincible... not that people actively seek them out to kill them anyway. Have a single "reversed scale" under the chin, and [[BerserkButton go into a blind rage if it is touched]].touched/rubbed the wrong way]].||
21st Oct '16 7:39:41 AM Theriocephalus
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* ''Fanfic/EarthAndSky'': Due to dragons being magic creatures, their physical forms change based on their desires. For instance, a dragon that lived by himself in the middle of nowhere grew a second head just so he'd have someone to [[TalkingToThemself talk to]]. This is also apparently why Spike has wings now when he didn't during his [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E10SecretOfMyExcess greed-induced growth spurt]]; he didn't want them back then, but has since learned to enjoy the concept of personal flight.
* ''Fanfic/HopeForTheHeartless'': According to [[Disney/TheBlackCauldron the Horned King]], despite resembling them, gwythaints such as the two he kept aren't dragons. He did once encounter a true dragon, which was built like a gwythaint but had four legs and bronze-colored scales, and was as large as two peasant houses put together. It didn't breathe fire (but he has heard tales from people who have actually seen firebreathers), but spat lava instead, something some dragon types can do by eating rocks and digesting them into a lava-like substance.
* ''FanFic/TheLastDraconequus'': According to Discord's inner monologue, eastern dragons exist alongside the western kind, and are capable of interbreeding with ponies to create a chimeric species called the long-ma. The draconequi were long-ma who migrated west. The original long-ma followed a different evolutionary path and are still around today, and deny being draconequui at all, but Discord still considers them basically the same species. Western dragons are stated to be an inherently chaotic species, and as such, like the draconequi, can potentially produce an Avatar of Chaos.
13th Oct '16 9:21:00 PM Theriocephalus
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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.

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* The dragons of ''Fanfic/RainbowDoubleDashsLunaverse'' are mostly of the 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.



--> 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.

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--> We are dragons. We are mighty. We are the strongest of the mortal races. We have no equals. And because of that…we that... we are dying.



* 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]].

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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) 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]].
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