History OurDragonsAreDifferent / WesternAnimation

8th Jun '16 5:37:37 AM Theriocephalus
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* In ''WesternAnimation/SonOfTheWhiteMare'', the three dragons are part of the ancient evil released out of curiosity by the brides of the progenitors' three sons. They bear resemblence to the multi headed humanoid dragons from Hungarian folklore, but strongly deviate from the traditional depictions. The three headed dragon is a massive golem of rock and lava, the seven headed is a MilitaryMashupMachine that looks like it several world war 2 german tanks welded togerther while the twelve headed dragon looks like a cross between a modern day metropolis and a giant computer mainframe.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/SonOfTheWhiteMare'', the three dragons are part of the ancient evil released out of curiosity by the brides of the progenitors' three sons. They bear resemblence to resemble the multi headed humanoid dragons from Hungarian folklore, but strongly deviate from the traditional depictions. The three headed dragon is a massive golem of rock and lava, the seven headed is a MilitaryMashupMachine that looks like it several world war World War 2 german German tanks welded togerther while together, and the twelve headed dragon looks like a cross between a modern day metropolis and a giant computer mainframe.
8th Jun '16 5:32:55 AM Theriocephalus
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*** "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E5GauntletOfFire Gauntlet of Fire]]" expands on dragon society, revealing they have a monarchy of sorts led by a Dragon Lord, who rules with absolute authority (disobeying the Dragon Lord doesn't even seem to occur to dragons) but with term limits--at a certain point, the Lord has to step down and allow a new dragon to take their place in a contest that seems to change with each occasion, going by Torch's comment that he signed the episode's challenge himself. The current Lord, Torch, is also ''huge'', much bigger than the dragons in "Dragonshy" and "Owl's Well" or Spike's own {{Kaiju}} form. We also get the confirmed existence of female dragons.

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*** "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E5GauntletOfFire Gauntlet of Fire]]" expands on dragon society, revealing they have a monarchy of sorts led by a Dragon Lord, who rules with absolute authority (disobeying the Dragon Lord doesn't even seem to occur to dragons) but with term limits--at a certain point, the Lord has to step down and allow a new dragon to take their place in a contest that seems to change with each occasion, going by Torch's comment that he signed designed the episode's challenge himself. The current Lord, Torch, is also ''huge'', much bigger than the dragons in "Dragonshy" and "Owl's Well" or Spike's own {{Kaiju}} form. We also get the confirmed existence of female dragons.
17th Apr '16 1:01:09 PM Theriocephalus
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* If ''Hellboy'' stretched the definition of "dragon", the short-lived series ''Literature/TheDragonSlayers'' broke it. It did have a few traditional dragons. It also had big giant warty hoglike things, floating blobby tentacled things, and one of the main characters was a "dragon" who was basically Ren with a couple of horns for garnish.

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* If ''Hellboy'' stretched the definition of "dragon", the short-lived series ''Literature/TheDragonSlayers'' broke it. It did have a few traditional dragons. It also had big giant warty hoglike things, floating blobby tentacled things, and one of the main characters was a "dragon" who was basically Ren [[WesternAnimation/RenAndStimpy Ren]] with a couple of horns for garnish.



** Spike aside, ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' has a standard Western dragon in the episode "Dragonshy", and another one in "Owl's Well that Ends Well" who has the added features of retractable claws and tail spikes. The sea serpent in part 2 of the pilot has an overall design very similar to Eastern dragons. Both dragons hoard gemstones and riches in their caves, which actually makes sense here given that, as Spike proves, this version of dragons' preferred diet is gemivorous.

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** Spike aside, ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' has a standard Western dragon in the episode "Dragonshy", "[[MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E7DragonShy Dragonshy]]", and another one in "Owl's "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E24OwlsWellThatEndsWell Owl's Well that Ends Well" Well]]" who has the added features of retractable claws and tail spikes. The sea serpent in part 2 of the pilot has an overall design very similar to Eastern dragons. Both dragons hoard gemstones and riches in their caves, which actually makes sense here given that, as Spike proves, this version of dragons' preferred diet is gemivorous.



**** The episode "The Secret of My Excess" shows that draconic maturity is related to greed and hoarding, the more they hoard the bigger they get [[spoiler: and giving it up makes them shrink.]]
**** The episode "Dragon Quest" features Spike going on a great dragon migration to find out about himself. The episode shows dragons of different colors and shapes and sizes, some with horns and some with spikes and more, showing there's more variety of dragons in Equestria than previously thought.

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**** The episode "The "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E10SecretOfMyExcess Secret of My Excess" Excess]]" shows that draconic maturity is related to greed and hoarding, the more they hoard the bigger they get [[spoiler: and giving it up makes them shrink.]]
**** *** The episode "Dragon Quest" "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E21DragonQuest Dragon Quest]]" features Spike going on a great dragon migration to find out about himself. The episode shows dragons of different colors and shapes and sizes, some with horns and some with spikes and more, showing there's more variety of dragons in Equestria than previously thought.thought.
*** "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E5GauntletOfFire Gauntlet of Fire]]" expands on dragon society, revealing they have a monarchy of sorts led by a Dragon Lord, who rules with absolute authority (disobeying the Dragon Lord doesn't even seem to occur to dragons) but with term limits--at a certain point, the Lord has to step down and allow a new dragon to take their place in a contest that seems to change with each occasion, going by Torch's comment that he signed the episode's challenge himself. The current Lord, Torch, is also ''huge'', much bigger than the dragons in "Dragonshy" and "Owl's Well" or Spike's own {{Kaiju}} form. We also get the confirmed existence of female dragons.
2nd Nov '15 6:32:28 PM RichardX1
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** Of particular note is ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'', in which ''human'' myths about dragons were inspired by the remnants of a number of Predacon clones that were dispatched to Earth thousands of years ago. ''Prime'' Predacons all have draconic alt-modes.
27th Oct '15 4:59:45 PM MarkLungo
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* WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra confirms that dragons were in fact [[spoiler:the beings that taught Wan, the first Avatar, how to firebend without the use of the Lion Turtles. Later, one appears in Season 3 which looks more Western than Eastern under the command of Zuko, implying that the species is also recovering]].

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* WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' confirms that dragons were in fact [[spoiler:the beings that taught Wan, the first Avatar, how to firebend without the use of the Lion Turtles. Later, one appears in Season 3 which looks more Western than Eastern under the command of Zuko, implying that the species is also recovering]].
1st Jul '15 6:26:18 AM Morgenthaler
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* As the name suggests, ''DragonHunters'' takes this trope and runs with it. Gwizdo and Lian-chu, the titular hunters, go after a number of different kinds of dragons over the course of the series, and no two alike. With all the variety, it seems most likely that any creature that is threatening enough to make a village hire hunters to get rid of it is labeled a "dragon" for simplicity's sake.
* And then there's ''DragonTales''... Flying dragons with pouches in which they store things. One two-headed dragon is a type of conjoined twin.

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* As the name suggests, ''DragonHunters'' ''WesternAnimation/DragonHunters'' takes this trope and runs with it. Gwizdo and Lian-chu, the titular hunters, go after a number of different kinds of dragons over the course of the series, and no two alike. With all the variety, it seems most likely that any creature that is threatening enough to make a village hire hunters to get rid of it is labeled a "dragon" for simplicity's sake.
* And then there's ''DragonTales''...''WesternAnimation/DragonTales''... Flying dragons with pouches in which they store things. One two-headed dragon is a type of conjoined twin.
26th May '15 4:51:34 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''BartokTheMagnificent'': The villainous Ludmilla's unwitting transformation into a fat, pink, three-horned, wingless dragon during her VillainSong ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9i6ROv1JKfg&feature=related see here]]) after drinking Bartok's potion, which turns the drinker into whatever they truly are, deep inside. Being EXTREMELY vain and caring about her own beauty and lust for power turned her into a dragon based on her personality. Somewhat related to Maleficent's transformation in ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'', except more comedic and less threatening (she was defeated by a freakin bat for crying out loud! At least it took a bunch of magical fairies and an enchanted sword to bring Maleficent down).

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* ''BartokTheMagnificent'': ''WesternAnimation/BartokTheMagnificent'': The villainous Ludmilla's unwitting transformation into a fat, pink, three-horned, wingless dragon during her VillainSong ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9i6ROv1JKfg&feature=related see here]]) after drinking Bartok's potion, which turns the drinker into whatever they truly are, deep inside. Being EXTREMELY vain and caring about her own beauty and lust for power turned her into a dragon based on her personality. Somewhat related to Maleficent's transformation in ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'', except more comedic and less threatening (she was defeated by a freakin bat for crying out loud! At least it took a bunch of magical fairies and an enchanted sword to bring Maleficent down).



* The eponymous dragon in ''PotatoesAndDragons'' can't fly, and its body and head are just kind of a green lump with stegosaur-like spikes. It also has an irrational hatred of crowns for some bizarre reason.

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* The eponymous dragon in ''PotatoesAndDragons'' ''WesternAnimation/PotatoesAndDragons'' can't fly, and its body and head are just kind of a green lump with stegosaur-like spikes. It also has an irrational hatred of crowns for some bizarre reason.



* In ''SonOfTheWhiteMare'', the three dragons are part of the ancient evil released out of curiosity by the brides of the progenitors' three sons. They bear resemblence to the multi headed humanoid dragons from Hungarian folklore, but strongly deviate from the traditional depictions. The three headed dragon is a massive golem of rock and lava, the seven headed is a MilitaryMashupMachine that looks like it several world war 2 german tanks welded togerther while the twelve headed dragon looks like a cross between a modern day metropolis and a giant computer mainframe.

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* In ''SonOfTheWhiteMare'', ''WesternAnimation/SonOfTheWhiteMare'', the three dragons are part of the ancient evil released out of curiosity by the brides of the progenitors' three sons. They bear resemblence to the multi headed humanoid dragons from Hungarian folklore, but strongly deviate from the traditional depictions. The three headed dragon is a massive golem of rock and lava, the seven headed is a MilitaryMashupMachine that looks like it several world war 2 german tanks welded togerther while the twelve headed dragon looks like a cross between a modern day metropolis and a giant computer mainframe.



* One rather odd episode of ''GarfieldAndFriends'' was about Garfield and his owner Jon Arbuckle ordering food at a Chinese restaurant when the waitress noticed that Garfield was actually eating too much food. She then cautions Jon by telling him an ancient Chinese folktale about an evil dragon who threatened a nearby village to completely relinquish their food otherwise he will set their village on fire. A big tiger-striped cat challenges the dragon to an eating contest in order to get the villagers' food back and wins. The dragon gets very furious and starts chasing away the cat, and while everyone's food has finally been rescued by the cat, both the dragon and the cat were never seen again. After she is finished, the waitress tells Jon that if the orange-and-black cat's descendant (in this case, Garfield himself) eats too much, then the dragon from the folktale will have his revenge. The episode ends with Garfield and Jon leaving the restaurant, while the dragon looks on while disguised as a paper dragon.

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* One rather odd episode of ''GarfieldAndFriends'' ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'' was about Garfield and his owner Jon Arbuckle ordering food at a Chinese restaurant when the waitress noticed that Garfield was actually eating too much food. She then cautions Jon by telling him an ancient Chinese folktale about an evil dragon who threatened a nearby village to completely relinquish their food otherwise he will set their village on fire. A big tiger-striped cat challenges the dragon to an eating contest in order to get the villagers' food back and wins. The dragon gets very furious and starts chasing away the cat, and while everyone's food has finally been rescued by the cat, both the dragon and the cat were never seen again. After she is finished, the waitress tells Jon that if the orange-and-black cat's descendant (in this case, Garfield himself) eats too much, then the dragon from the folktale will have his revenge. The episode ends with Garfield and Jon leaving the restaurant, while the dragon looks on while disguised as a paper dragon.



* ''DragonsRidersOfBerk'', the SequelSeries to ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'', features dragons shown in the film as well as new ones. (though some of the new dragons were mentioned or shown in the book of dragons in the film) The dragons all fly and breathe fire, but there is still a ''huge'' variety. The Deadly Nadder shoots spikes out of its tail, the Monstrous Nightmare can set itself on fire, and so on.
* KaijudoRiseOfTheDuelMasters has plenty of these, specifically [[http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120506114304/kaijudo/images/9/96/Tatsurion_the_Unchained.png Tatsurion]], [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20121109012932/kaijudo/images/8/8a/Moorna.png Moorna]], [[http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130116221027/kaijudo/images/d/d5/Orion%2C_Radiant_Fury.png Orion]], [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130116223233/kaijudo/images/9/94/Necrodragon_of_Vile_Ichor.png Nechrodragon]], and [[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120604065947/kaijudo/images/f/ff/Terradragon_Regarion_Doom.png Terradragon]].

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* ''DragonsRidersOfBerk'', ''WesternAnimation/DragonsRidersOfBerk'', the SequelSeries to ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'', features dragons shown in the film as well as new ones. (though some of the new dragons were mentioned or shown in the book of dragons in the film) The dragons all fly and breathe fire, but there is still a ''huge'' variety. The Deadly Nadder shoots spikes out of its tail, the Monstrous Nightmare can set itself on fire, and so on.
* KaijudoRiseOfTheDuelMasters ''WesternAnimation/KaijudoRiseOfTheDuelMasters'' has plenty of these, specifically [[http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120506114304/kaijudo/images/9/96/Tatsurion_the_Unchained.png Tatsurion]], [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20121109012932/kaijudo/images/8/8a/Moorna.png Moorna]], [[http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130116221027/kaijudo/images/d/d5/Orion%2C_Radiant_Fury.png Orion]], [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130116223233/kaijudo/images/9/94/Necrodragon_of_Vile_Ichor.png Nechrodragon]], and [[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120604065947/kaijudo/images/f/ff/Terradragon_Regarion_Doom.png Terradragon]].



* On Ivor The Engine, which was mostly a slice-of-life story with no obvious fantasy outside of Ivor's implied sentience, Jones the Steamer finds a strange rock by a volcano outside of Llaniog. When it's left in Ivor's firebox, it hatches into a dragon; "Not one of your lumping great fairy-tale dragons, but a small, trim, heraldic Welsh dragon." His name is Idris, and he comes out of the volcano to sing with the town choir on occasion.

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* On Ivor The Engine, ''WesternAnimation/IvorTheEngine'', which was mostly a slice-of-life story with no obvious fantasy outside of Ivor's implied sentience, Jones the Steamer finds a strange rock by a volcano outside of Llaniog. When it's left in Ivor's firebox, it hatches into a dragon; "Not one of your lumping great fairy-tale dragons, but a small, trim, heraldic Welsh dragon." His name is Idris, and he comes out of the volcano to sing with the town choir on occasion.
4th May '15 9:25:35 PM maxwellelvis
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* On Ivor The Engine, which was mostly a slice-of-life story with no obvious fantasy outside of Ivor's implied sentience, Jones the Steamer finds a strange rock by a volcano outside of Llaniog. When it's left in Ivor's firebox, it hatches into a dragon; "Not one of your lumping great fairy-tale dragons, but a small, trim, heraldic Welsh dragon." His name is Idris, and he comes out of the volcano to sing with the town choir on occasion.
3rd May '15 3:42:25 PM RichardX1
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Blackstar}}'', the title character's steed, Warlock, is a clear hybrid of equine (general body plan, posture, forward-bending front knees, "mane") and draconic (green skin, batlike wings, sharp teeth, [[BreathWeapon fire-breathing]]) traits.
18th Aug '14 3:01:54 PM nighttrainfm
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* There are quite a few ''{{Transformers}}'' who transform into dragons, despite real dragons generally ([[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Dragon but not always]]) being nowhere to be seen. Aside from all being Western-style dragons, they're as different as the individuals that turn into them.

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* There are quite a few ''{{Transformers}}'' ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' who transform into dragons, despite real dragons generally ([[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Dragon but not always]]) being nowhere to be seen. Aside from all being Western-style dragons, they're as different as the individuals that turn into them.
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