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21st Sep '16 1:07:40 PM fusilcontrafusil
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The term ''dragon'' for this role originates from analysis of folklore in which the hero fights dragons or other monsters. As described in "Literature/TheHeroWithAThousandFaces", a non-fiction comparison of various fantasy heroes written by Joseph Campbell, monsters serve as obstacles to be overcome in order to fulfill the hero's quest. Note, however, that in folklore they are villains or obstacles in their own right (see the tale of Myth/StGeorge TheDragonslayer) whereas in accordance with this trope (which mostly applies to modern media) they are often subordinate to other villains.

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The term ''dragon'' for this role originates from analysis of folklore in which the hero fights dragons or other monsters. As described in "Literature/TheHeroWithAThousandFaces", a non-fiction comparison of various fantasy heroes written by Joseph Campbell, monsters serve as obstacles to be overcome in order to fulfill the hero's quest. Note, however, that in folklore they are villains or obstacles in their own right (see the tale of Myth/StGeorge Myth/SaintGeorge TheDragonslayer) whereas in accordance with this trope (which mostly applies to modern media) they are often subordinate to other villains.
21st Sep '16 1:07:03 PM fusilcontrafusil
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The term ''dragon'' for this role originates from analysis of folklore in which the hero fights dragons. These monsters serve as obstacles to be overcome in order to fulfill the hero's quest. The dragon's role is described as such in "Literature/TheHeroWithAThousandFaces", a non-fiction comparison of various fantasy heroes written by Joseph Campbell.

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The term ''dragon'' for this role originates from analysis of folklore in which the hero fights dragons. These monsters serve as obstacles to be overcome in order to fulfill the hero's quest. The dragon's role is dragons or other monsters. As described as such in "Literature/TheHeroWithAThousandFaces", a non-fiction comparison of various fantasy heroes written by Joseph Campbell.
Campbell, monsters serve as obstacles to be overcome in order to fulfill the hero's quest. Note, however, that in folklore they are villains or obstacles in their own right (see the tale of Myth/StGeorge TheDragonslayer) whereas in accordance with this trope (which mostly applies to modern media) they are often subordinate to other villains.
9th Aug '16 10:09:35 AM HighCrate
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TheChampion may be The Dragon if they follow the BigBad, or may play a similar role to a straight Dragon for a nonvillainous character. See also: TheManBehindTheMan, HypercompetentSidekick, PsychoForHire, TheConsigliere. Other {{Good Counterpart}}s are NumberTwo, or TheHero in a BigGood vs Big Bad scenario. In the FiveBadBand, this is the EvilCounterpart to TheLancer.

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TheChampion may be The Dragon if they follow the BigBad, or may play a similar role to a straight Dragon for a nonvillainous character. See also: TheManBehindTheMan, HypercompetentSidekick, PsychoForHire, TheConsigliere. Other {{Good Counterpart}}s are NumberTwo, or TheHero in a BigGood vs Big Bad scenario. In the FiveBadBand, this is the EvilCounterpart to TheLancer.



* BetaBitch - NumberTwo to the AlphaBitch.

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* BetaBitch - NumberTwo to the AlphaBitch.AlphaBitch, often fills the Dragon role when the AlphaBitch is the BigBad.



* DemotedToDragon - A previous Big Bad is revealed to be, or is reduced to being, the Dragon to another villain.
* DevourTheDragon - The Big Bad kills the Dragon in order to become stronger.

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* DemotedToDragon - A previous Big Bad BigBad is revealed to be, or is reduced to being, the Dragon to another villain.
* DevourTheDragon - The Big Bad BigBad kills the Dragon in order to become stronger.



* ItsPersonalWithTheDragon: When TheDragon is the hero's ArchEnemy instead of the BigBad.

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* ItsPersonalWithTheDragon: When TheDragon the Dragon is the hero's ArchEnemy instead of the BigBad.



* NobleTopEnforcer - When the Dragon is an AntiVillain that is considerably more virtuous than his master. Likely to turn on the Big Bad if their actions piss him off enough.
* NumberTwoForBrains - When the Dragon is an idiot.

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* NobleTopEnforcer - When A trope that often overlaps with the Dragon Dragon; when the BigBad's NumberTwo is an AntiVillain that is considerably more virtuous than his master. Likely to turn on the Big Bad if their actions piss him off enough.
* NumberTwoForBrains * NumberTwo - When the Dragon is an idiot.The second-in-command of a team or organization, often overlapping with The Dragon.



* TheStarscream - A traitorous Dragon.

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* TheStarscream - A traitorous NumberTwo; often fulfills the role of the Dragon.
14th Apr '16 2:06:15 PM ANTMuddle
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TheChampion may be The Dragon if they follow the BigBad, or may play a similar role to a straight Dragon for a nonvillainous character. See also: TheManBehindTheMan, HypercompetentSidekick, PsychoForHire, TheConsigliere. Other {{Good Counterpart}}s are NumberTwo, or TheHero in a BigGood vs Big Bad scenario. In the FiveBadBand, they compare to TheLancer.

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TheChampion may be The Dragon if they follow the BigBad, or may play a similar role to a straight Dragon for a nonvillainous character. See also: TheManBehindTheMan, HypercompetentSidekick, PsychoForHire, TheConsigliere. Other {{Good Counterpart}}s are NumberTwo, or TheHero in a BigGood vs Big Bad scenario. In the FiveBadBand, they compare this is the EvilCounterpart to TheLancer.
26th Dec '15 11:56:53 AM HighCrate
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A person or monster TheHero has to get past to get at the BigBad. The BigBad's top enforcer, much of the time, but not necessarily; he, she or it embodies a narrative trope: the penultimate challenge that the hero must face before confronting the Big Bad. This challenge will test their worthiness in some fundamental way.

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A person or monster TheHero has to get past to get at the BigBad. The BigBad's top enforcer, much Much of the time, but not necessarily; he, necessarily, the BigBad's top enforcer. He, she or it embodies a narrative trope: the penultimate challenge that the hero must face before confronting the Big Bad. This challenge will test their worthiness in some fundamental way.
30th Nov '15 1:45:47 PM ANTMuddle
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TheChampion may be The Dragon if they follow the BigBad, or may play a similar role to a straight Dragon for a nonvillainous character. See also: TheManBehindTheMan, HypercompetentSidekick, PsychoForHire, TheConsigliere. Other {{Good Counterpart}}s are NumberTwo, or TheHero in a BigGood vs Big Bad scenario.

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TheChampion may be The Dragon if they follow the BigBad, or may play a similar role to a straight Dragon for a nonvillainous character. See also: TheManBehindTheMan, HypercompetentSidekick, PsychoForHire, TheConsigliere. Other {{Good Counterpart}}s are NumberTwo, or TheHero in a BigGood vs Big Bad scenario.
scenario. In the FiveBadBand, they compare to TheLancer.
27th Nov '15 5:34:28 PM nombretomado
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For literal dragons and their permutations, see OurDragonsAreDifferent. Not to be confused with DragonLady, who is more likely to be a Big Bad than the Dragon, or ''Magazine/{{Dragon}}'', which was a magazine. Definitely not to be confused with TheSavageDragon.

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For literal dragons and their permutations, see OurDragonsAreDifferent. Not to be confused with DragonLady, who is more likely to be a Big Bad than the Dragon, or ''Magazine/{{Dragon}}'', which was a magazine. Definitely not to be confused with TheSavageDragon.
ComicBook/TheSavageDragon.
28th Oct '15 11:26:09 AM Fighteer
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A person or monster TheHero has to get past to get at the BigBad. The BigBad's top enforcer, alot of the time, but not necessarily; he, she or it embodies a narrative trope: the penultimate challenge that the hero must face before confronting the Big Bad. This challenge will test their worthiness in some fundamental way.

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A person or monster TheHero has to get past to get at the BigBad. The BigBad's top enforcer, alot much of the time, but not necessarily; he, she or it embodies a narrative trope: the penultimate challenge that the hero must face before confronting the Big Bad. This challenge will test their worthiness in some fundamental way.
24th Oct '15 5:10:32 PM eyebones
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A person or monster TheHero has to get past to get at the BigBad. The BigBad's top enforcer, usually, but not necessarily.

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A person or monster TheHero has to get past to get at the BigBad. The BigBad's top enforcer, usually, alot of the time, but not necessarily.
necessarily; he, she or it embodies a narrative trope: the penultimate challenge that the hero must face before confronting the Big Bad. This challenge will test their worthiness in some fundamental way.
24th Oct '15 2:02:06 PM eyebones
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The term ''dragon'' for this role originates from analysis of folklore in which the hero fights dragons. These monsters are serve as obstacles to be overcome in order to fulfill the hero's quest. The dragon's role is described as such in "Literature/TheHeroWithAThousandFaces", a non-fiction comparison of various fantasy heroes written by Joseph Campbell.

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The term ''dragon'' for this role originates from analysis of folklore in which the hero fights dragons. These monsters are serve as obstacles to be overcome in order to fulfill the hero's quest. The dragon's role is described as such in "Literature/TheHeroWithAThousandFaces", a non-fiction comparison of various fantasy heroes written by Joseph Campbell.
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