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17th Apr '18 4:03:37 PM SAMAS
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Other [[MixAndMatchCritters reptilian or avian mixed]] mythological creatures, particularly the '''[[BasiliskAndCockatrice Basilisk]]''', '''[[BasiliskAndCockatrice Cockatrice]]''' and '''[[FeatheredSerpent Quetzalcoatl]]''', may be considered types of dragons or similar creatures in some works.

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Other Naturally, all of these may be in play, making "Dragon" more of a higher Taxonomic rank like "Order" or "Class" than Species or Genus. By this reckoning, other [[MixAndMatchCritters reptilian or avian mixed]] mythological creatures, particularly the '''[[BasiliskAndCockatrice Basilisk]]''', '''[[BasiliskAndCockatrice Cockatrice]]''' and '''[[FeatheredSerpent Quetzalcoatl]]''', may be considered types of dragons or similar creatures in some works.
17th Apr '18 3:51:39 PM SAMAS
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* Rivaling the wyvern is the '''Hydra''' from Myth/GreekMythology, which is often depicted as a flightless dragon-like water or swamp beast with one or more heads; [[HydraProblem for each head you cut off, two rapidly grow to replace it.]] If they have a BreathWeapon, it's often a different one for each head. The original sprayed poison and had poison for blood.

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* Rivaling the wyvern is the '''Hydra''' from Myth/GreekMythology, which is often depicted as a flightless dragon-like water or swamp beast with one or more heads; [[HydraProblem for each head you cut off, two rapidly grow to replace it.]] ]][[note]]alternately, if it has a fixed number of heads, it's usually seven or nine[[/note]] If they have a BreathWeapon, it's often a different one for each head. The original sprayed poison and had poison for blood.
28th Mar '18 4:21:11 PM Theriocephalus
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||Are usually [[KillAllHumans antagonistic towards humans]], if not an outright SatanicArchetype in older works. 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. Due to the influence of works like ''DragonridersOfPern,'' good dragons have become more popular in western media. ||Are benign, [[BewareTheNiceOnes but capable of destructive force when provoked]]. They may be [[TigerVersusDragon rivals with tigers]], and[=/=]or [[OneGenderRace a male counterpart to]] the female [[ThePhoenix fenghuang]]. In Japanese folklore dragons are sometimes portrayed as evil. Such as the infamous eight headed {{Orochi}}.||

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||Are usually [[KillAllHumans antagonistic towards humans]], if not an outright SatanicArchetype in older works. 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. Due to the influence of works like ''DragonridersOfPern,'' good dragons have become more popular in western media. ||Are benign, [[BewareTheNiceOnes but capable of destructive force when provoked]]. They may be [[TigerVersusDragon rivals with tigers]], and[=/=]or [[OneGenderRace a male counterpart to]] the female [[ThePhoenix fenghuang]]. In Japanese folklore dragons are sometimes portrayed as evil. Such evil, such as the infamous eight headed {{Orochi}}.||
27th Feb '18 2:03:02 PM Sharysa
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||Are usually [[KillAllHumans antagonistic towards humans]], if not an outright SatanicArchetype in older works. 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. Due to the influence of works like DragonridersOfPern good dragons have become more popular in western media.||Are benign, [[BewareTheNiceOnes but capable of destructive force when provoked]]. They may be [[TigerVersusDragon rivals with tigers]], and[=/=]or [[OneGenderRace a male counterpart to]] the female [[ThePhoenix fenghuang]]. In Japanese folklore dragons are sometimes portrayed as evil. Such as the infamous eight headed {{Orochi}}.||

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||Are usually [[KillAllHumans antagonistic towards humans]], if not an outright SatanicArchetype in older works. 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. Due to the influence of works like DragonridersOfPern ''DragonridersOfPern,'' good dragons have become more popular in western media.media. ||Are benign, [[BewareTheNiceOnes but capable of destructive force when provoked]]. They may be [[TigerVersusDragon rivals with tigers]], and[=/=]or [[OneGenderRace a male counterpart to]] the female [[ThePhoenix fenghuang]]. In Japanese folklore dragons are sometimes portrayed as evil. Such as the infamous eight headed {{Orochi}}.||
23rd Feb '18 1:49:29 AM Smeagol17
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||Are usually [[KillAllHumans antagonistic towards humans]], if not an outright SatanicArchetype in older works. 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. Due to the influence of works like DragonridersOfPern good dragons have become more popular in western media.||Are benign, [[BewareTheNiceOnes but capable of destructive force when provoked]]. They may be [[TigerVersusDragon rivals with tigers]], and[=/=]or [[OneGenderRace a male counterpart to]] the female [[ThePhoenix fenghuang]]. In Japanese folklore dragons are sometimes portrayed as evil. Such as the infamous eight headed Orochi||

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||Are usually [[KillAllHumans antagonistic towards humans]], if not an outright SatanicArchetype in older works. 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. Due to the influence of works like DragonridersOfPern good dragons have become more popular in western media.||Are benign, [[BewareTheNiceOnes but capable of destructive force when provoked]]. They may be [[TigerVersusDragon rivals with tigers]], and[=/=]or [[OneGenderRace a male counterpart to]] the female [[ThePhoenix fenghuang]]. In Japanese folklore dragons are sometimes portrayed as evil. Such as the infamous eight headed Orochi||{{Orochi}}.||
6th Feb '18 6:12:35 AM dragonkid
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||Are usually [[KillAllHumans antagonistic towards humans]], if not an outright SatanicArchetype in older works. 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. Due to the influence of works like DragonridersOfPern good dragons have become more popular in western media.||Are benign, [[BewareTheNiceOnes but capable of destructive force when provoked]]. They may be [[TigerVersusDragon rivals with tigers]], and[=/=]or [[OneGenderRace a male counterpart to]] the female [[ThePhoenix fenghuang]].||

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||Are usually [[KillAllHumans antagonistic towards humans]], if not an outright SatanicArchetype in older works. 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. Due to the influence of works like DragonridersOfPern good dragons have become more popular in western media.||Are benign, [[BewareTheNiceOnes but capable of destructive force when provoked]]. They may be [[TigerVersusDragon rivals with tigers]], and[=/=]or [[OneGenderRace a male counterpart to]] the female [[ThePhoenix fenghuang]].|| In Japanese folklore dragons are sometimes portrayed as evil. Such as the infamous eight headed Orochi||
6th Feb '18 6:03:32 AM dragonkid
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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.||Are benign, [[BewareTheNiceOnes but capable of destructive force when provoked]]. They may be [[TigerVersusDragon rivals with tigers]], and[=/=]or [[OneGenderRace a male counterpart to]] the female [[ThePhoenix fenghuang]].||

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||Are usually [[KillAllHumans antagonistic towards humans]], if not an outright SatanicArchetype.SatanicArchetype in older works. 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. Due to the influence of works like DragonridersOfPern good dragons have become more popular in western media.||Are benign, [[BewareTheNiceOnes but capable of destructive force when provoked]]. They may be [[TigerVersusDragon rivals with tigers]], and[=/=]or [[OneGenderRace a male counterpart to]] the female [[ThePhoenix fenghuang]].||
7th Dec '17 12:15:34 AM dieseldragons
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Recently, western dragons' physical variability has created a number of named sub-species:

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Recently, western dragons' physical variability [[https://i.pinimg.com/736x/01/88/b9/0188b953d9cd5afa3d28baef76425810--fire-dragon-green-dragon.jpg has created a number of named sub-species:sub-species]]:
15th Nov '17 4:46:15 PM Theriocephalus
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->''"Gronckle, Zippleback, the Skrill... Boneknapper... Whispering Death... Burns its victims, buries its victims, chokes its victims, turns its victims inside-out... Extremely dangerous, extremely dangerous... kill on sight, kill on sight, kill on sight..."''

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->''"Gronckle, Zippleback, the Skrill... Boneknapper... Whispering Death... Burns burns its victims, buries its victims, chokes its victims, turns its victims inside-out... Extremely extremely dangerous, extremely dangerous... kill on sight, kill on sight, kill on sight..."''



* 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 venomous (even when dragons in the same setting are not venomous). \\

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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 venomous (even when dragons in the same setting are not venomous). \\
10th Nov '17 8:42:09 AM Theriocephalus
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Nearly every culture has myths about something called a 'dragon', despite the fact none of them can agree on exactly ''what'' dragons are. How big are they? What do they look like? How many heads do they have? Do they breathe [[KillItWithFire fire]]? Or [[KillItWithIce ice]]? Do they fly (and if so, with or without wings)? How many legs do they have? Are they dumb as planks, or [[IntellectualAnimal superintelligent]]? Are they low scaly pests, or ultra-rare Uber-serpents [[StrongerWithAge ancient and powerful as the Earth itself]]? Are they benevolent? Malevolent or even outright [[DragonsAreDemonic demonic]]? Are they divine entities or spirits, or just really cool animals?

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Nearly every culture has myths about something called a 'dragon', "dragon", despite the fact none of them can agree on exactly ''what'' dragons are. How big are they? What do they look like? How many heads do they have? Do they breathe [[KillItWithFire fire]]? Or [[KillItWithIce ice]]? Do they fly (and if so, with or without wings)? How many legs do they have? Are they dumb as planks, or [[IntellectualAnimal superintelligent]]? Are they low scaly pests, or ultra-rare Uber-serpents [[StrongerWithAge ancient and powerful as the Earth itself]]? Are they benevolent? Malevolent or even outright [[DragonsAreDemonic demonic]]? Are they [[DragonsAreDivine divine entities or spirits, spirits]], or just really cool animals?
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