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1st May '16 8:14:58 AM thatother1dude
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* ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'': Guts' iconic giant sword, the Dragonslayer, is a seven-foot-tall slab of sharpened iron, created by the UltimateBlacksmith who was asked to make a sword that could kill a dragon (back when fantasy creatures ''weren't'' a common sight across Midland), and pretty much can only be wielded by someone who's been training with seven-foot-long swords since birth. While it hasn't lived up to its name [[ScheduleSlip yet]] (the one fight against a dragon was a draw), it's certainly killed a vast number of slightly lesser foes, and if there ever was a man capable of killing a dragon, it's Guts.

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* ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'': Guts' iconic giant sword, the Dragonslayer, is a seven-foot-tall slab of sharpened iron, created by the UltimateBlacksmith who was asked to make a sword that could kill a dragon (back when fantasy creatures ''weren't'' a common sight across Midland), and pretty much can only be wielded by someone who's been training with seven-foot-long swords since birth. While it hasn't lived it's yet to live up to its name [[ScheduleSlip yet]] in a literal sense (the one fight against a dragon was a draw), it's certainly killed a vast number of slightly lesser foes, and if there ever was a man capable of killing a dragon, it's Guts.
28th Apr '16 8:28:00 AM Chabal2
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* ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'': Guts' iconic giant sword, the Dragonslayer, is a seven-foot-tall slab of sharpened iron, created by the UltimateBlacksmith who was asked to make a sword that could kill a dragon (back when fantasy creatures ''weren't'' a common sight across Midland), and pretty much can only be wielded by someone who's been training with seven-foot-long swords since birth. While it hasn't lived up to its name [[ScheduleSlip yet]] (the one fight against a dragon was a draw), it's certainly killed a vast number of slightly lesser foes, and if there ever was a man capable of killing a dragon, it's Guts.


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* ''TabletopGame/WarhammerFantasy'': Dwarf Slayers are dwarves who, to make up for some failure, become mohawked Slayers - DeathSeekers who look for the toughest monsters around so they can die a glorious death. Except being dwarves, they're naturally quite good at killing the things, and so their failure becomes greater the more monsters they kill, and so you can find Troll Slayers and Giant Slayers and Dragon Slayers and Daemon Slayers.
9th Apr '16 6:50:19 AM Nina-chan
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* The titular ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter''s not only slay average monsters, but also [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Elder Dragons]], some of which are regarded in-universe as [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu GODS]], all while fashioning their remains into their own equipment just for good measure. The icing on the cake? [[BadassNormal These guys have absolutely no fancy superpowers whatsoever]] and rely only on natural skills with weapons and good health.
6th Apr '16 6:33:48 AM SpinAttaxx
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* ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'' adds the Fairy type to its ElementalRockPaperScissors system specifically to counter the Dragon type, [[ObviousRulePatch which had been getting too overpowered]].
** Oddly, before the existence of the Fairy type, ''[[LivingPolyhedron Porygon2]]'' of all Pokemon was the main go-to for dealing with dragons, possessing the ability to [[PowerCopying copy their abilities]] as well as [[GlacierWaif withstand the amount of damage they deal]], leaving surreal images of a two-foot tall toy duck taking down a seven meter tall serpent.
** Ice-types in general, even in Gen VI with the advent of Fairies.

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* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'':
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''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'' adds the Fairy [[OurFairiesAreDifferent Fairy]] type to its ElementalRockPaperScissors system specifically to counter the Dragon [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Dragon]] type, [[ObviousRulePatch which had been getting too overpowered]].
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overpowered]]. Aside from being super effective against Dragon-types, Fairy-types are [[NoSell completely immune]] to Dragon-type moves.
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Oddly, before the existence of the Fairy type, ''[[LivingPolyhedron Porygon2]]'' of all Pokemon was the main go-to for dealing with dragons, possessing the ability to [[PowerCopying copy their abilities]] as well as [[GlacierWaif withstand the amount of damage they deal]], leaving surreal images of a two-foot tall toy duck taking down a seven meter tall serpent.
** Ice-types in general, Prior to the Fairy-type (and even in Gen VI with afterwards), Ice-type Pokémon/moves were the advent go-to strong choice against Dragons (especially if they were part Flying).
** Curiously, the third weakness
of Fairies.the Dragon type is [[TakesOneToKillOne itself]]. Yes, a dragon can be a dragonslayer.
15th Mar '16 8:30:23 AM wittylibrarian
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* The aptly named Film/{{Dragonslayer}}. The magician's apprentice Galen takes on the mantle to defeat the last known dragon during the dying Age of Magic. Thoroughly {{Deconstruction deconstructed}} as Galen may have the weapons - magical spear and dragonhide shield - but not the training. [[spoiler:He himself cannot defeat the dread Vermithrax, but he does summon his mentor Ulrich BackFromTheDead who does [[HeroicSacrifice defeat the dragon]] in an epic duel.]]

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* The aptly named Film/{{Dragonslayer}}.''Film/{{Dragonslayer}}''. The magician's apprentice Galen takes on the mantle to defeat the last known dragon during the dying Age of Magic. Thoroughly {{Deconstruction deconstructed}} deconstructed as Galen may have the weapons - magical spear and spear, dragonhide shield shield, and his mentor's powerful Amulet - but not the training.training to take on a monster. [[spoiler:He himself cannot defeat the dread Vermithrax, but he does summon his mentor Ulrich BackFromTheDead who does [[HeroicSacrifice defeat the dragon]] in an epic duel.]]
15th Mar '16 8:29:04 AM wittylibrarian
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%%* The aptly named Film/{{Dragonslayer}}. %% Zero context example. Please provide context.

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%%* * The aptly named Film/{{Dragonslayer}}. %% Zero context example. Please provide context.The magician's apprentice Galen takes on the mantle to defeat the last known dragon during the dying Age of Magic. Thoroughly {{Deconstruction deconstructed}} as Galen may have the weapons - magical spear and dragonhide shield - but not the training. [[spoiler:He himself cannot defeat the dread Vermithrax, but he does summon his mentor Ulrich BackFromTheDead who does [[HeroicSacrifice defeat the dragon]] in an epic duel.]]
** Subverted further at film's end, when [[spoiler:the corrupt King shows up, shoves a sword into the dragon's cooked corpse, and has himself declared "Dragon Slayer".]]



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6th Jan '16 6:18:10 PM Kytin
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* In ''VideoGame/DragonsWake'' the player is a young dragon and the villain is a BlackKnight that has already killed several dragons and intends to add the player to that list.
25th Dec '15 9:17:06 PM rjung
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* ''Pinball/GameOfThrones'' requires defeating the three dragons of House Targaryen.
3rd Dec '15 5:59:46 AM Prometheus117
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** Of these dragons though, one and its [[DegradedBoss weaker brethern]] are actually wyverns rather than true dragons while the other [[spoiler:was actually artificially created]]. Like the first game, the only true dragon you face is in the DLC, and it has been [[spoiler:[[HandicappedBadass pierced through the chest with a spear and had part of its soul sucked away by an]] EldritchAbomination [[HandicappedBadass for centuries]]]].

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** Of these dragons though, one and its [[DegradedBoss weaker brethern]] are actually wyverns rather than true dragons while the other [[spoiler:was actually artificially created]]. Like the first game, the only true dragon you face is in the DLC, and it has been [[spoiler:[[HandicappedBadass pierced through the chest with a spear and had part of its soul sucked away by an]] EldritchAbomination [[HandicappedBadass for centuries]]]].centuries]]]] and still manages to be one of the most powerful opponents in the game.
3rd Dec '15 5:57:55 AM Prometheus117
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* In ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsII'', there exists a boss called the [[MeaningfulName Old Dragonslayer]] who is ''heavily'' implied to be the very same Ornstein from the first game [[TimeAbyss several hundred years later]] [[spoiler:[[FallenHero having fallen prey to the same fate as his old comrade Artorias]]]]. Once again, the Bearer of the Curse continues the proud tradition of dragonslaying by going up against two different boss dragons over the course of the game, three with the DLC installed. Four, if you count [[OurDemonsAreDifferent the Old Iron King]].
** Of these dragons though, one and its [[DegradedBoss weaker brethern]] are actually wyverns rather than true dragons while the other [[spoiler:was actually artificially created]]. Like the first game, the only true dragon you face is in the DLC, and it has been [[spoiler:[[HandicappedBadass pierced through the chest with a spear and had part of its soul sucked away by an]] EldritchAbomination [[HandicappedBadass for centuries]]]].
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