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16th Jul '16 7:45:47 PM Dravencour
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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's yet to live up to its name 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.

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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's yet to live up to its name in a literal sense (the one fight against a dragon dragonlike Apostle by the name of Grunbeld 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.
8th Jul '16 1:32:54 PM Morgenthaler
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* Cadderly from ''Literature/TheClericQuintet'' qualifies, even though he's a spellcaster. He managed to kill one with a explosive bandolier, and he [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome managed to brainwash another into doing his bidding]].

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* Cadderly from ''Literature/TheClericQuintet'' qualifies, even though he's a spellcaster. He managed to kill one with a explosive bandolier, and he [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome managed to brainwash another into doing his bidding]].bidding.
8th Jul '16 1:32:40 PM Morgenthaler
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* Cadderly from ''TheClericQuintet'' qualifies, even though he's a spellcaster. He managed to kill one with a explosive bandolier, and he [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome managed to brainwash another into doing his bidding]].

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* Cadderly from ''TheClericQuintet'' ''Literature/TheClericQuintet'' qualifies, even though he's a spellcaster. He managed to kill one with a explosive bandolier, and he [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome managed to brainwash another into doing his bidding]].
7th Jul '16 5:30:50 PM Doug86
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* Fred Saberhagen's ''The First BookOfSwords''. Nestor was already in the dragon-hunting trade when the god Hermes gave him Dragonslicer. With that Sword he found he could kill dragons easily.

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* Fred Saberhagen's ''The First BookOfSwords''.Literature/BookOfSwords''. Nestor was already in the dragon-hunting trade when the god Hermes gave him Dragonslicer. With that Sword he found he could kill dragons easily.
4th Jul '16 2:59:18 PM zzedar
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** Hawke in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' faces the entire gambit, ranging from Drakelings to a High Dragon. In the ''Mark of the Assassin DLC'', they're invited to take part in Duke Prosper's annual Wyvern hunt, winning a prize for being the first to slay an Alpha Wyvern. [[spoiler: Near the end, Hawke gets into a fight with Duke Prosper who in addition to using a crossbow, [[HorseOfADifferentColor rides]] into battle with his trained Wyvern, [[FluffyTheTerrible Leopold]]]].

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** Hawke in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' faces the entire gambit, gamut, ranging from Drakelings to a High Dragon. In the ''Mark of the Assassin DLC'', they're invited to take part in Duke Prosper's annual Wyvern hunt, winning a prize for being the first to slay an Alpha Wyvern. [[spoiler: Near the end, Hawke gets into a fight with Duke Prosper who in addition to using a crossbow, [[HorseOfADifferentColor rides]] into battle with his trained Wyvern, [[FluffyTheTerrible Leopold]]]].
7th Jun '16 3:40:07 AM M84
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'': Depending on the edition, the GodEmperor of Mankind ''was'' Myth/SaintGeorge, though instead of killing the dragon he imprisoned it on Mars. That dragon might very well be the Void Dragon, a C'tan (the C'tan are among the most powerful entities in existence, its brother the nightbringer having imposed its image into nearly all races as death incarnate, aka the GrimReaper). However, this may have bitten him in the ass, as the Void Dragon has power over machines, and it is more or less implied the Adeptus Mechanicus' worship of the Omnissiah is strengthening the Void Dragon.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'': 40000}}'':
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Depending on the edition, the GodEmperor of Mankind ''was'' Myth/SaintGeorge, though instead of killing the dragon he imprisoned it on Mars. That dragon might very well be the Void Dragon, a C'tan (the C'tan are among the most powerful entities in existence, its brother the nightbringer having imposed its image into nearly all races as death incarnate, aka the GrimReaper). However, this may have bitten him in the ass, as the Void Dragon has power over machines, and it is more or less implied the Adeptus Mechanicus' worship of the Omnissiah is strengthening the Void Dragon.Dragon.
** The Primarch Ferrus Manus once wrestled a strange silver dragon and plunged it into magma. The dragon's living metal skin fused itself onto his arms, granting him the ability to forge things without tools. The similarities between the Emperor's and Ferrus' encounters implies that the dragon Ferrus defeated was a shard of the Void Dragon, and that the metal fused to his arms is Necron Necrodermis.
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.
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