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14th Mar '17 10:17:53 PM ultimomant
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* The lair of [[ShapedLikeItself Dragon the dragon]] from ''WesternAnimation/Shrek'' is filled with countless knights who attempted to slay the dragon in order to rescue the princess. When Fiona confronts Shrek (who just grabs the princess and runs) about not killing the dragon, he makes fun of what an ineffective strategy dragon killing would be.

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* The lair of [[ShapedLikeItself Dragon the dragon]] from ''WesternAnimation/Shrek'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' is filled with countless knights who attempted to slay the dragon in order to rescue the princess. When Fiona confronts Shrek (who just grabs the princess and runs) about not killing the dragon, he makes fun of what an ineffective strategy dragon killing would be.
18th Feb '17 3:42:07 AM Morgenthaler
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[[Administrivia/TheSameButMoreSpecific So this is just a variant]] of TheHunter right? Well, no. TheHunter normally suffers the AchillesHeel of CripplingOverspecialization, while The Dragonslayer still has a giant sword, which unlike a stake or silver daggers, [[OneHeroHoldTheWeaksauce is very effective in battle]]. The Dragonslayer is often TheHero with a few dead dragons tacked on.

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[[Administrivia/TheSameButMoreSpecific So this is just a variant]] of TheHunter the HunterOfMonsters right? Well, no. TheHunter The Hunter normally suffers the AchillesHeel of CripplingOverspecialization, while The Dragonslayer still has a giant sword, which unlike a stake or silver daggers, [[OneHeroHoldTheWeaksauce is very effective in battle]]. The Dragonslayer is often TheHero with a few dead dragons tacked on.
8th Feb '17 11:29:48 PM MeepieV
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* The lair of [[ShapedLikeItself Dragon the dragon]] from ''WesternAnimation/Shrek'' is filled with countless knights who attempted to slay the dragon in order to rescue the princess. When Fiona confronts Shrek (who just grabs the princess and runs) about not killing the dragon, he makes fun of what an ineffective strategy dragon killing would be.
** If Shrek had not rescued Fiona, it's likely the only person who would have been able to kill the dragon and then rescue her would have been Prince Charming. This would have been a subversion too, because Prince Charming - who looks and sounds exactly like the stereotypical dragon slayer- would likely have only been able to win the battle because his mother was a powerful sorceress, responsible for Fiona being locked up in the castle in the first place.
21st Dec '16 10:15:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* The film ''WesternAnimation/FireAndIce'' had a man named Galador who slew a dragon. Too bad he died years ago, and his son had to do the job. His son, while not directly killing them, manages to take care of one by pitting it against another, and the second, an ice dragon by [[spoiler: bringing down salt mines on it]].



* The film ''WesternAnimation/FireAndIce'' had a man named Galador who slew a dragon. Too bad he died years ago, and his son had to do the job. His son, while not directly killing them, manages to take care of one by pitting it against another, and the second, an ice dragon by [[spoiler: bringing down salt mines on it]].
21st Dec '16 10:14:38 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'' has a entire race of people who do this, as a necessity because the dragons raid them for their sheep. Hiccup proves unable to do it however, and befriends one of them. [[spoiler: This changes everything.]]
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* ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'' has a entire race of people who do this, as a necessity because the dragons raid them for their sheep. Hiccup proves unable to do it however, and befriends one of them. [[spoiler: This changes everything.]]
14th Dec '16 6:48:05 PM TheRoguePenguin
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** ''Videogame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' adds the Alolan variant of Ninetails, an Ice/Fairy type. This makes it immune to and ridiculously strong against Dragon types.
16th Nov '16 5:42:03 PM SgtFrog1
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*** In fanart, Sylveon, the Fairy-type Eeveelution, is often depicted as having a fierce and violent disposition against Dragon-types, at odds with its pink, frilly, TasteLikeDiabetes appearance.
29th Sep '16 2:05:04 AM StFan
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-->-- '''Series/{{Angel}}''' , ''[[GrandFinale Not Fade Away]]''

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-->-- '''Series/{{Angel}}''' , ''[[GrandFinale '''Angel''', ''Series/{{Angel}}'', "[[GrandFinale Not Fade Away]]''
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[[folder:Card Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'': [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Discussion.aspx?multiverseid=3510 Rashida Scalebane]]. Also, the [[GameBreaker infamous]] [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=205077 Baneslayer Angel]].
* ''TabletopGame/HoylesRulesOfDragonPoker'': In perhaps the ''only'' card game to feature both [[Myth/SaintGeorge St. Georges and Dragons]], the rivalry is alive and well.
-->25. If a St. George is played, Dragons are blank for the rest of the hand.
* ''TabletopGame/YuGiOh'' has [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Buster_Blader Buster Blader]] and [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Dark_Paladin Dark Paladin]], who gain ATK boosts for each opposing dragon, and [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Dragon_Seeker Dragon Seeker]], who automatically destroys a dragon. Buster Blader can also be searched with the spell [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Emblem_of_Dragon_Destroyer Emblem of Dragon Destroyer]]. [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Dragon_Horn_Hunter Dragon Horn Hunter]] hunts dragons according to her flavor text.
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[[folder: Film]]
* The protagonist in ''Film/{{Dragonheart}}'' is a professional dragonslayer, [[spoiler:seeking to kill the last dragon whose heart is making the king an immortal tyrant. He gives up the grudge after befriending said dragon and realizing that the heart only made the king immortal -- the king was always evil. In the end, he has no choice but to act as a dragonslayer one last time to put an end to the villain once and for all.]]
** The villain's mother, the Queen Dowager, also hires dragonslayers to kill the last dragon[[spoiler:, so her son will die with him]]

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[[folder: Film]]
[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Film/{{Dragonheart}}'':
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The protagonist in ''Film/{{Dragonheart}}'' is a professional dragonslayer, [[spoiler:seeking to kill the last dragon whose heart is making the king an immortal tyrant. He gives up the grudge after befriending said dragon and realizing that the heart only made the king immortal -- the king was always evil. In the end, he has no choice but to act as a dragonslayer one last time to put an end to the villain once and for all.]]
** The villain's mother, the Queen Dowager, also hires dragonslayers to kill the last dragon[[spoiler:, so her son will die with him]]him]].



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[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* El Cazador De Dragones Eragon in IWRG and Wrestling/{{N|ationalWrestlingAlliance}}WA Mexico.[[/folder]]

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* El Cazador De Dragones Eragon in IWRG and Wrestling/{{N|ationalWrestlingAlliance}}WA Mexico.Mexico.
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** The ''Council of Wyrms'' campaign setting introduced the Dragon Slayer kit. Dragon Slayers are human beings specially trained to kill dragons. They are immune to dragon-caused fear, gain bonuses when attacking dragons, and have armor and weapons that are more effective against dragons. They are dedicated to the goal of eradicating dragonkind.
** Then there are rangers who choose Dragon as their favoured enemies. Of course, said rangers are encouraged to be very, ''very'' careful when working.

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** The ''Council of Wyrms'' campaign setting introduced introduces the Dragon Slayer kit. Dragon Slayers are human beings specially trained to kill dragons. They are immune to dragon-caused fear, gain bonuses when attacking dragons, and have armor and weapons that are more effective against dragons. They are dedicated to the goal of eradicating dragonkind.
** Then there are rangers who choose Dragon as their favoured favored enemies. Of course, said rangers are encouraged to be very, ''very'' careful when working.



* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'':

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'': ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'':



* ''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.
* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'': [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Discussion.aspx?multiverseid=3510 Rashida Scalebane]]. Also, the [[GameBreaker infamous]] [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=205077 Baneslayer Angel]].
* HoylesRulesOfDragonPoker: In perhaps the ''only'' card game to feature both [[Myth/SaintGeorge St. Georges and Dragons]], the rivalry is alive and well.
-->25. If a St. George is played, Dragons are blank for the rest of the hand.
* ''TabletopGame/YuGiOh'' has [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Buster_Blader Buster Blader]] and [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Dark_Paladin Dark Paladin]], who gain ATK boosts for each opposing dragon, and [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Dragon_Seeker Dragon Seeker]], who automatically destroys a dragon. Buster Blader can also be searched with the spell [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Emblem_of_Dragon_Destroyer Emblem of Dragon Destroyer]]. [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Dragon_Horn_Hunter Dragon Horn Hunter]] hunts dragons according to her flavor text.

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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.
* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'': [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Discussion.aspx?multiverseid=3510 Rashida Scalebane]]. Also, the [[GameBreaker infamous]] [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=205077 Baneslayer Angel]].
* HoylesRulesOfDragonPoker: In perhaps the ''only'' card game to feature both [[Myth/SaintGeorge St. Georges and Dragons]], the rivalry is alive and well.
-->25. If a St. George is played, Dragons are blank for the rest of the hand.
* ''TabletopGame/YuGiOh'' has [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Buster_Blader Buster Blader]] and [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Dark_Paladin Dark Paladin]], who gain ATK boosts for each opposing dragon, and [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Dragon_Seeker Dragon Seeker]], who automatically destroys a dragon. Buster Blader can also be searched with the spell [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Emblem_of_Dragon_Destroyer Emblem of Dragon Destroyer]]. [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Dragon_Horn_Hunter Dragon Horn Hunter]] hunts dragons according to her flavor text.
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* In ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'', Dragon Slayer Ornstein ''earned'' the first part of his title, fighting alongside Lord Gwyn against the Everlasting Dragons in the climactic battle that allowed humanity to rise and flourish. There's a collection of dragon heads mounted in the castle in Anor Londo that provides proof of his kills. The Chosen Undead also gets the chance to slay up to five different dragons over the course of the game, and six with the DLC installed. Eight, if the hydras are included.
** It should be noted, two of those dragons were rotting zombies, two were deformed and maddened over the centuries, and one was a much lesser (though still powerful) drake. The only true dragon you face is in the DLC, and it [[spoiler: needs to be crippled by a giant's arrow]] before it can even be touched.

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* In ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'', Dragon Slayer Ornstein ''earned'' the first part of his title, fighting alongside Lord Gwyn against the Everlasting Dragons in the climactic battle that allowed humanity to rise and flourish. There's a collection of dragon heads mounted in the castle in Anor Londo that provides proof of his kills. The Chosen Undead also gets the chance to slay up to five different dragons over the course of the game, and six with the DLC installed. Eight, if the hydras are included.
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included. It should be noted, two of those dragons were rotting zombies, two were deformed and maddened over the centuries, and one was a much lesser (though still powerful) drake. The only true dragon you face is in the DLC, and it [[spoiler: needs [[spoiler:needs to be crippled by a giant's arrow]] before it can even be touched.



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* ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'' plays with it. The official protector of the Court is called the Dragon Slayer, but James Eglamore--the current Dragon Slayer--admits that itís [[ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything a rather misleading title]]. Dragons are rare enough--if not outright extinct--that they donít require much slaying these days. Nevertheless, thereís little doubt that Eglamore could take on a dragon if necessary: he defeats a Rogat Orjak ([[OurDragonsAreDifferent technically not a dragon, but very dragon-ish all the same]]) in an early chapter.

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[[folder:Webcomics]]
[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'' plays with it. The official protector of the Court is called the Dragon Slayer, but James Eglamore--the Eglamore -- the current Dragon Slayer--admits Slayer -- admits that itís [[ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything a rather misleading title]]. Dragons are rare enough--if enough -- if not outright extinct--that extinct -- that they donít don't require much slaying these days. Nevertheless, thereís there's little doubt that Eglamore could take on a dragon if necessary: he defeats a Rogat Orjak ([[OurDragonsAreDifferent technically not a dragon, but very dragon-ish all the same]]) in an early chapter.



[[folder: Western Animation]]
* Iroh from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' is famed in story for slaying the last dragon left in the world earning the title Dragon of the West [[spoiler: really however he lied and left the last of the dragons alive and only claimed to have killed them so they could live in peace]].

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* Iroh from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' is famed in story for slaying the last dragon left in the world earning the title Dragon of the West [[spoiler: really however West. [[spoiler:Really, however, he lied and left the last of the dragons alive and only claimed to have killed them so they could live in peace]].



10th Sep '16 11:38:18 AM Willbyr
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