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30th Oct '16 3:36:43 PM nombretomado
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* Not dragons but in the ''HeraldsOfValdemar'' series, no one living has ever seen a gryphon, although most cultures have legends or accounts of them being a friendly species. A mated pair showing up as advance scouts/diplomats, then, is a great shock to everyone.

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* Not dragons but in the ''HeraldsOfValdemar'' ''Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar'' series, no one living has ever seen a gryphon, although most cultures have legends or accounts of them being a friendly species. A mated pair showing up as advance scouts/diplomats, then, is a great shock to everyone.
29th Oct '16 2:36:26 PM nombretomado
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* ''GuildWars2'' has the dragons coming back in the 250 year gap from the first game and spawning an entire FantasyAxisOfEvil with their mere presence. In the response, the five major races have banded together and defeating them is the overarching plot of the game.

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* ''GuildWars2'' ''VideoGame/GuildWars2'' has the dragons coming back in the 250 year gap from the first game and spawning an entire FantasyAxisOfEvil with their mere presence. In the response, the five major races have banded together and defeating them is the overarching plot of the game.
27th Oct '16 9:32:02 AM Derkhan
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* All the respective series of the ''Literature/RealmOfTheElderlings'' revolve to a greater or lesser extent around the return of dragons and their Elderling servants. The Fool in particular works towards this happening, claiming that the dragons will serve as a counterpoint to human arrogance and thus prevent the humans from destroying themselves. It is a long and arduous process, as the dragons' reproduction cycle is dependant on many factors and only one male and female dragon respectively are left.
20th Aug '16 6:31:08 PM nombretomado
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* The {{Dragonlance}} setting of ''Tabletopgame/DungeonsAndDragons''. The events of the War of the Lance include the return of both Good and Evil dragons.

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* The {{Dragonlance}} Literature/{{Dragonlance}} setting of ''Tabletopgame/DungeonsAndDragons''. The events of the War of the Lance include the return of both Good and Evil dragons.
15th Aug '16 10:36:58 AM Theriocephalus
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* ''Tabletopgame/MagicTheGathering'''s Tarkir block is based around this idea. There's a twist though- the dragons truly ''are'' extinct, it takes time travel (in a franchise where time travel is no trivial matter) to bring them back.

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* ''Tabletopgame/MagicTheGathering'''s Tarkir block is based around this idea. There's a twist though- though -- the dragons truly ''are'' extinct, it takes time travel (in a franchise where time travel is no trivial matter) to bring them back.



* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' revolves around the dragons, thought to have been defeated and driven out for good long ago, invading Tamriel in force, bringing chaos to the land--"in force" being the key part. Most of the dragons were killed off during the Dragon War, [[spoiler:but the BigBad has the ability to resurrect them as long as they're not killed by another dragon or [[TheChosenOne a Dragonborn]].]] Despite this, a few dragons did manage to survive to the current day, either by hiding out in remote places (Mirmulnir is stated to be this in one of the in-game books), making deals with humans for protection (Nafaalilargus from ''The Elder Scrolls Adventures: Redguard''), or both ([[spoiler:Paarthurnax, leader of the Greybeards]]).

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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' revolves around the dragons, thought to have been defeated and driven out for good long ago, invading Tamriel in force, bringing chaos to the land--"in land -- "in force" being the key part. Most of the dragons were killed off during the Dragon War, [[spoiler:but the BigBad has the ability to resurrect them as long as they're not killed by another dragon or [[TheChosenOne a Dragonborn]].]] Despite this, a few dragons did manage to survive to the current day, either by hiding out in remote places (Mirmulnir is stated to be this in one of the in-game books), making deals with humans for protection (Nafaalilargus from ''The Elder Scrolls Adventures: Redguard''), or both ([[spoiler:Paarthurnax, leader of the Greybeards]]).
15th May '16 8:23:30 PM Anorgil
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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'', the dragons of Caledor who fought alongside the High Elves started falling asleep about 3,000 years before the End Times, and then started waking up again as the End Times approached.
2nd Feb '16 2:26:46 PM margdean56
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* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'': Dragons have been functionally extinct for hundreds of years as of the beginning of the series, but at the end of the first book Daenerys Targaryen hatches three apparently-fossilized dragon eggs. They are accompanied by a distinctive comet in the sky and either cause or are symptomatic of (the TV show strongly implies the former) [[TheMagicComesBack The Magic Coming Back]] in the setting. As hatchlings, they are a curiosity and a MacGuffin. Full-grown, they could be vastly powerful engines of war (the better part of a continent was conquered by Danaerys' ancestor, three dragons, and little else), but they also don't exactly come with an owner's manual, making them nearly as dangerous to their allies as their enemies.
* In ''Discworld/GuardsGuards'', the ''Draco nobilis'' is believed to be extinct... until someone summons one right into Ankh Morpork. It then proceeds to take over the city by fear and fire breathing.

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* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'': Dragons have been functionally extinct for hundreds of years as of the beginning of the series, but at the end of the first book Daenerys Targaryen hatches three apparently-fossilized dragon eggs. They are accompanied by a distinctive comet in the sky and either cause or are symptomatic of (the TV show strongly implies the former) [[TheMagicComesBack The Magic Coming Back]] in the setting. As hatchlings, they are a curiosity and a MacGuffin. Full-grown, they could be vastly powerful engines of war (the better part of a continent was conquered by Danaerys' Daenerys' ancestor, three dragons, and little else), but they also don't exactly come with an owner's manual, making them nearly as dangerous to their allies as their enemies.
* In ''Discworld/GuardsGuards'', the ''Draco nobilis'' is believed to be extinct... until someone summons one right into Ankh Morpork.Ankh-Morpork. It then proceeds to take over the city by fear and fire breathing.



* ''Almost'' happened in ''Literature/DragonridersOfPern'': the dragon population shrunk to a (probably unsustainable) size where they couldn't protect humanity from the Thread, so the protagonists have to find a way to bring back hundreds more. [[spoiler: Lessa does it via ''TimeTravel'' in a major crowning moment of awesome that almost ''killed'' her!]]

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* ''Almost'' happened in ''Literature/DragonridersOfPern'': the dragon population had shrunk to a (probably unsustainable) size where they couldn't protect humanity from the Thread, so the protagonists have to find a way to bring back hundreds more. [[spoiler: Lessa does it via ''TimeTravel'' in a major crowning moment of awesome that almost ''killed'' her!]]



* At the beginning of ''Literature/InheritanceCycle'', it's generally thought that dragons are extinct, other than King Galbatorix's enormous and menacing black dragon Shruikan, and perhaps any dragons that may live across the sea, far from where the events of the story take place. But the protagonist happens to accidentally steal and hatch the one dragon egg left. ([[spoiler:Though you later find out that there was little accidental about it - the Eldunari [consciousness] of the hidden dragons altered the flow of magic to send the egg to him.]]) Then later it turns out that the evil emperor also has a dragon, and the king had ''two'' eggs left over, and both eventually hatched. In the final book, it was revealed that there was [[spoiler:a whole cache of secret dragon eggs, which were re-claimed once Galbatorix was defeated]].

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* At the beginning of ''Literature/InheritanceCycle'', it's generally thought that dragons are extinct, other than King Galbatorix's enormous and menacing black dragon Shruikan, and perhaps any dragons that may live across the sea, far from where the events of the story take place. But the protagonist happens to accidentally steal and hatch the one dragon egg left. ([[spoiler:Though you later find out that there was little accidental about it - -- the Eldunari [consciousness] of the hidden dragons altered the flow of magic to send the egg to him.]]) Then later it turns out that the evil emperor also has a dragon, and the king had ''two'' eggs left over, and both eventually hatched. In the final book, it was revealed that there was [[spoiler:a whole cache of secret dragon eggs, which were re-claimed once Galbatorix was defeated]].
5th Jan '16 7:35:04 AM Derkhan
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* At the end of ''Forge of Darkness'', the first book in the ''Literature/KharkanasTrilogy'', the portal to Starvald Demelain, the first realm, is opened and the Eleint (also known as dragons), rumored to be creatures of myth, come flying in. Since they are creatures of Chaos, this is very bad news, although the exact consequences are relegated to the second book.
28th Dec '15 10:07:37 AM Spindriver
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* ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}} Dragons'', a whole book about handling almost the whole range of DragonTropes in that game, has a full sample campaign setting and some short example setting descriptions built around the idea of dragons returning to the game world.
22nd Dec '15 3:17:46 PM Theriocephalus
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* In ''Discworld/GuardsGuards'', the draco noblis is believed to be extinct... until someone summons one right into Ankh Morpork. It then proceeds to take over the city by fear and fire breathing.

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* In ''Discworld/GuardsGuards'', the draco noblis ''Draco nobilis'' is believed to be extinct... until someone summons one right into Ankh Morpork. It then proceeds to take over the city by fear and fire breathing.
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