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1st May '18 8:14:38 PM zealots
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* ''ComicBook/{{Magneto}}'' from the ''ComicBook/XMen'' has employed a number of Dragons over the years. The first was Toad, a SycophanticServant type who eventually succumbed to the temptation of TheDogBitesBack and betrayed Magneto. After a long stint of working alone and a failed attempt to reform, Mags acquired a new Dragon in the 1991 ''X-Men'' relaunch, Fabian Cortez. Unfortunately for him, Cortez was a DeceptiveDisciple and betrayed him so quickly it would have made Toad's head spin. Mags got the last laugh though, as after a stint of being believed dead he returned in ''ComicBook/FatalAttractions'' with his strongest and most loyal Dragon, Exodus, who eventually drifted out of the Master of Magnetism's good graces. After an even longer period of working alone, ComicBook/{{Mystique}} found herself promoted to the role due to AdaptationDisplacement (she's been Magneto's Dragon in most adaptations, though she never even worked with him until recent years). As of 2018 Mystique is the only one of Mags's Dragons who is still in good standing with him.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Magneto}}'' ComicBook/{{Magneto}} from the ''ComicBook/XMen'' has employed a number of Dragons over the years. The first was Toad, a SycophanticServant type who eventually succumbed to the temptation of TheDogBitesBack and betrayed Magneto. After a long stint of working alone and a failed attempt to reform, Mags acquired a new Dragon in the 1991 ''X-Men'' relaunch, Fabian Cortez. Unfortunately for him, Cortez was a DeceptiveDisciple and betrayed him so quickly it would have made Toad's head spin. Mags got the last laugh though, as after a stint of being believed dead he returned in ''ComicBook/FatalAttractions'' with his strongest and most loyal Dragon, Exodus, who eventually drifted out of the Master of Magnetism's good graces. After an even longer period of working alone, ComicBook/{{Mystique}} found herself promoted to the role due to AdaptationDisplacement (she's been Magneto's Dragon in most adaptations, though she never even worked with him until recent years). As of 2018 Mystique is the only one of Mags's Dragons who is still in good standing with him.
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* In Matt Wagner's ''Comicbook/MageTheHeroDiscovered'', Crom Cruich is both a literal AND figurative dragon, summoned by the Umbra Sprite as an "ultimate Enforcer."

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* In the ''ComicBook/AgeOfApocalypse'', ComicBook/{{Apocalypse}}'s OmnicidalManiac son Holocaust was the most devoted to him among his [[FourIsDeath Four Horsemen]], and in turn enjoyed the most favor among them (though even he had designs on supplanting his father and turning the world into a hellscape (well, ''[[CrapsackWorld even more]]'' of a hellscape) in which no one would be fit to survive.)
* In ''[[Comicbook/TheAvengers Avengers Under Siege]]'', Baron Zemo used brainwashing to turn the monstrously powerful (but mentally unstable) Blackout into his loyal Dragon. Blackout is interesting in that he defended Zemo from heroes and villains alike: he disabled the Avengers' most powerful member, Captain Marvel, and also prevented dissent among Zemo's Masters of Evil. Tellingly, Moonstone, in her role as TheStarscream, spent the entire arc trying to win over Blackout rather than trying to kill Zemo.
* In ''ComicBook/BackToBrooklyn'', [[TortureTechnician Churchill]] is [[BigBad Paul Saetta's]] "pet psychopath".
* The ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' villain ComicBook/RasAlGhul is usually accompanied by an extremely large thug named Ubu. Apparently this is a title, rather than a name; he tends to replace Ubus fairly frequently. Ubu was absent from the film, but [[spoiler:Ken Watanabe's fake Ra's could be said to fulfill this function]].
** In the limited Franchise/{{Superman}}, Franchise/{{Batman}} and Comicbook/WonderWoman series ''Trinity'' (the three issue
Matt Wagner's ''Comicbook/MageTheHeroDiscovered'', Crom Cruich Wagner one, not the more recent 52 issue maxiseries), Ubu is present, but the role of Ra's Dragon falls to Bizarro, and the mysterious Amazon [[spoiler:Artemis of Bana-Mighdall]]
* Colonel Olrik from ''ComicBook/BlakeAndMortimer'' often serves as TheDragon to each adventure's temporary BigBad, despite him being the titular heroes' ArchEnemy.
** In the second adventure ''The Mystery of the Great Pyramid'', Olrik gets his own dragon: Sharkey.
* In ''ComicBook/{{Bone}}'',
both a literal AND figurative dragon, summoned by Kingdok and The Hooded One have claims to the Umbra Sprite Dragon position. It could even be argued that Kingdok was the Dragon for the Hooded One.
* ''Comicbook/CaptainAmerica'' villain Crossbones would be TheDragon to the Comicbook/RedSkull's BigBad. The merc Crossbones is a deadly physical threat, a skilled fighter and carries out the fisticuffs for the weaker (most of the time) but far more cunning Skull.
** His daughter Sin has acted
as the Dragon on occasion as well, and of the two of them, she's the one who's become the DragonAscendant. Crossbones doesn't mind through, since he gets to form an "ultimate Enforcer."evil BattleCouple with her.



* {{ComicBook/Darkseid}} of the ''ComicBook/NewGods'' traditionally puts his son Kalibal to work in his role, though if he could turn his other son Orion, Darkseid would make ''him'' TheDragon in a heartbeat.
* In ''ComicBook/{{Earth 2}}'', [[DarkActionGirl Fury]], the last amazon, is Steppenwolf's right hand woman.



* ''Franchise/GreenLantern'' villain Sinestro becomes the Anti-Monitor's Dragon in exchange for [[ThePsychoRangers an army]] to rival the Green Lantern Corps. Sinestro, in turn, leads this army with the monstrous Arkillo as ''his'' Dragon.



* ''Comicbook/CaptainAmerica'' villain Crossbones would be TheDragon to the Comicbook/RedSkull's BigBad. The merc Crossbones is a deadly physical threat, a skilled fighter and carries out the fisticuffs for the weaker(most of the time) but cunning Skull.
** His daughter has acted as the Dragon on occasion as well.
*** Of the two of them, she's the one who's become the DragonAscendant.
* The ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' villain ComicBook/RasAlGhul is usually accompanied by an extremely large thug named Ubu. Apparently this is a title, rather than a name; he tends to replace Ubus fairly frequently. Ubu was absent from the film, but [[spoiler:Ken Watanabe's fake Ra's could be said to fulfill this function]].
** In the limited Franchise/{{Superman}}, Franchise/{{Batman}} and Comicbook/WonderWoman series ''Trinity'' (the three issue Matt Wagner one, not the more recent 52 issue maxiseries), Ubu is present, but the role of Ra's Dragon falls to Bizarro, and the mysterious Amazon [[spoiler:Artemis of Bana-Mighdall]]
* In ''ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan'', Elektra serves as the Dragon to the Kingpin of Crime. Not that the Kingpin isn't capable of quality violence in his own right...
** In the same universe, the ComicBook/UltimateXMen have to deal with the Weapon X project, led by a human military officer named John Wraith. He isn't particularly tough, but his personal Dragon is the gigantic mutant killing machine Sabretooth.
* In most appearances, Kalibak is TheDragon to {{ComicBook/Darkseid}}. If he could turn his other son Orion, Darkseid would make ''him'' TheDragon in a heartbeat.
* Colonel Olrik from ''ComicBook/BlakeAndMortimer'' often serves as TheDragon to each adventure's temporary BigBad, despite him being the titular heroes' ArchEnemy.
** In the second adventure ''The Mystery of the Great Pyramid'', Olrik gets his own dragon: Sharkey.
* Sinestro becomes the Anti-Monitor's Dragon in exchange for [[ThePsychoRangers an army]] that can rival the [[GreenLantern Green Lantern Corps]]. Sinestro, in turn, leads the army with the monstrous Arkillo as ''his'' Dragon.
* In ''ComicBook/{{Bone}}'', both Kingdok and The Hooded One have claims to the Dragon position. It could even be argued that Kingdok was the Dragon for the Hooded One.



* In ''[[Comicbook/TheAvengers Avengers Under Siege]]'', Baron Zemo used brainwashing to turn the monstrously powerful (but mentally unstable) Blackout into his loyal Dragon. Blackout is interesting in that he defended Zemo from heroes and villains alike: he disabled the Avengers' most powerful member, Captain Marvel, and also prevented dissent among Zemo's Masters of Evil. Tellingly, Moonstone, in her role as TheStarscream, spent the entire arc trying to win over Blackout rather than trying to kill Zemo.
* In DC's ''ComicBook/ZeroHour: Crisis in Time'', it originally appears that Extant is the BigBad, but TheManBehindTheMan is actually Parallax and Extant is his Dragon.
* Qztr and all the other Lawbringers are Charon's Dragons in ''Negation''. Immensely powerful and willing to kill without mercy at Charon's command, they also (Qztr does, at least) act as a court of final appeals within the empire.
* ComicBook/NormanOsborn of ''Franchise/SpiderMan'' fame has had several Dragons over the past few years. When he formed the Sinister Twelve, Venom served as his Dragon. When Osborn became head of the Thunderbolts, he brought Venom along for the ride, but would also use Bullseye as his Dragon for more subtle work. Finally, when he formed the ''ComicBook/DarkAvengers'', Venom and Bullseye stuck around, but Osborn now used the Sentry as his Dragon in most cases.
* ''ComicBook/SinCity'' villains are often this kind of bad guy. Manute, Kevin, Blue Eyes, to a certain extent are all dragons while the BigBad's like the Roark family and Wallenquist usually work behind the scenes... and thus, a little more likely to survive the story.
* In ''ComicBook/{{Earth 2}}'', [[DarkActionGirl Fury]], the last amazon, is Steppenwolf's right hand woman.
* ''ComicBook/TheTransformersDrift'': Hellbat serves as Gigatron's dubiously loyal second in Command.



* In ''ComicBook/BackToBrooklyn'', [[TortureTechnician Churchill]] is [[BigBad Paul Saetta's]] "pet psychopath".
* In ''ComicBook/MassEffectRedemption'', the salarian assassin Tazzik serves as the villain's chief agent.

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* In ''ComicBook/BackToBrooklyn'', [[TortureTechnician Churchill]] Matt Wagner's ''Comicbook/MageTheHeroDiscovered'', Crom Cruich is [[BigBad Paul Saetta's]] "pet psychopath".
both a literal AND figurative dragon, summoned by the Umbra Sprite as an "ultimate Enforcer."
* ''ComicBook/{{Magneto}}'' from the ''ComicBook/XMen'' has employed a number of Dragons over the years. The first was Toad, a SycophanticServant type who eventually succumbed to the temptation of TheDogBitesBack and betrayed Magneto. After a long stint of working alone and a failed attempt to reform, Mags acquired a new Dragon in the 1991 ''X-Men'' relaunch, Fabian Cortez. Unfortunately for him, Cortez was a DeceptiveDisciple and betrayed him so quickly it would have made Toad's head spin. Mags got the last laugh though, as after a stint of being believed dead he returned in ''ComicBook/FatalAttractions'' with his strongest and most loyal Dragon, Exodus, who eventually drifted out of the Master of Magnetism's good graces. After an even longer period of working alone, ComicBook/{{Mystique}} found herself promoted to the role due to AdaptationDisplacement (she's been Magneto's Dragon in most adaptations, though she never even worked with him until recent years). As of 2018 Mystique is the only one of Mags's Dragons who is still in good standing with him.
* In ''ComicBook/MassEffectRedemption'', the salarian assassin Tazzik serves as the villain's chief agent.agent.
* Qztr and all the other Lawbringers are Charon's Dragons in ''ComicBook/{{Negation}}''. Immensely powerful and willing to kill without mercy at Charon's command, they also (Qztr does, at least) act as a court of final appeals within the empire.
* ComicBook/NormanOsborn of ''Franchise/SpiderMan'' fame has had several Dragons over the past few years. When he formed the Sinister Twelve, Venom served as his Dragon. When Osborn became head of the Thunderbolts, he brought Venom along for the ride, but would also use Bullseye as his Dragon for more subtle work. Finally, when he formed the ''ComicBook/DarkAvengers'', Venom and Bullseye stuck around, but Osborn now used the Sentry as his Dragon in most cases.
* ''ComicBook/SinCity'' villains are often this kind of bad guy. Manute, Kevin, Blue Eyes, to a certain extent are all dragons while the BigBad's like the Roark family and Wallenquist usually work behind the scenes... and thus, a little more likely to survive the story.
* ''ComicBook/TheTransformersDrift'': Hellbat serves as Gigatron's dubiously loyal second in Command.
* In ''ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan'', Elektra serves as the Dragon to the Kingpin of Crime. Not that the Kingpin isn't capable of quality violence in his own right...
** In the same universe, the ComicBook/UltimateXMen have to deal with the Weapon X project, led by a human military officer named John Wraith. He isn't particularly tough, but his personal Dragon is the gigantic mutant killing machine Sabretooth.
* In DC's ''ComicBook/ZeroHour: Crisis in Time'', it originally appears that Extant is the BigBad, but TheManBehindTheMan is actually Parallax and Extant is DemotedToDragon.
26th Dec '17 2:33:09 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ComicBook/NormanOsborn of ''{{Spider-Man}}'' fame has had several Dragons over the past few years. When he formed the Sinister Twelve, Venom served as his Dragon. When Osborn became head of the Thunderbolts, he brought Venom along for the ride, but would also use Bullseye as his Dragon for more subtle work. Finally, when he formed the ''ComicBook/DarkAvengers'', Venom and Bullseye stuck around, but Osborn now used the Sentry as his Dragon in most cases.

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* ComicBook/NormanOsborn of ''{{Spider-Man}}'' ''Franchise/SpiderMan'' fame has had several Dragons over the past few years. When he formed the Sinister Twelve, Venom served as his Dragon. When Osborn became head of the Thunderbolts, he brought Venom along for the ride, but would also use Bullseye as his Dragon for more subtle work. Finally, when he formed the ''ComicBook/DarkAvengers'', Venom and Bullseye stuck around, but Osborn now used the Sentry as his Dragon in most cases.
26th Dec '17 2:28:55 AM SeptimusHeap
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14th Oct '17 12:01:55 PM lillolillo
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* In ''ComicBook/GothamCityGarage'', [[AdaptationalVillainy Batman]] is ComicBook/LexLuthor's chief enforcer. He killed [[ComicBook/{{Batgirl}} Barbara]] and [[ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} Kara]]'s father and tried to turn the former against the latter.
26th Feb '17 6:17:21 AM lrrose
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* In ''ComicBook/BackToBrooklyn'', [[TortureTechnician Churchill]] is [[BigBad Paul Saetta's]] "pet psychopath".

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* In ''ComicBook/BackToBrooklyn'', [[TortureTechnician Churchill]] is [[BigBad Paul Saetta's]] "pet psychopath".psychopath".
* In ''ComicBook/MassEffectRedemption'', the salarian assassin Tazzik serves as the villain's chief agent.
8th Jan '17 10:52:21 AM nombretomado
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* In ''StarWarsLegacy'', [[EvilOverlord Darth Krayt]] has many elite minions who act in the enforcer role, but the one who is closest to him and who he relies on completely is [[EvilSorcerer Darth Wyyrlok]]. In addition to being the only being in the galaxy Krayt can be said to really trust, Wyyrlok is also potentially more powerful than his master, as Krayt has been weakened by Yuuzhan Vong parasites. [[spoiler:Ultimately, Wyyrlok subverts this trope in an interesting way- he remains absolutely devoted to Krayt's vision of a galaxy united under [[ReligionOfEvil the Sith]], but kills the Dark Lord anyway because he believes his master has [[VillainousBreakdown gone insane]] and lost track of his true goals.]]

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* In ''StarWarsLegacy'', ''ComicBook/{{Legacy}}'', [[EvilOverlord Darth Krayt]] has many elite minions who act in the enforcer role, but the one who is closest to him and who he relies on completely is [[EvilSorcerer Darth Wyyrlok]]. In addition to being the only being in the galaxy Krayt can be said to really trust, Wyyrlok is also potentially more powerful than his master, as Krayt has been weakened by Yuuzhan Vong parasites. [[spoiler:Ultimately, Wyyrlok subverts this trope in an interesting way- he remains absolutely devoted to Krayt's vision of a galaxy united under [[ReligionOfEvil the Sith]], but kills the Dark Lord anyway because he believes his master has [[VillainousBreakdown gone insane]] and lost track of his true goals.]]
8th Jan '17 5:31:22 AM ACW
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* Even if she is usually not privy to his plans, Mazikeen is ComicBook/{{Lucifer}}'s most trusted servant, and often fills this position.

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* Even if she is usually not privy to his plans, Mazikeen is ComicBook/{{Lucifer}}'s most trusted servant, and often fills this position.position.
*In ''ComicBook/BackToBrooklyn'', [[TortureTechnician Churchill]] is [[BigBad Paul Saetta's]] "pet psychopath".
18th Apr '16 4:41:20 PM BohemianBob43
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* ''ComicBook/SinCity'' villains are often that kind of bad guys. Manute, Kevin, Blue Eyes, to a certain extent are all dragons while the {{BigBad}}s like the Roark family and Wallenquist usually work behind the scenes... and thus, a little more likely to survive the story.

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* ''ComicBook/SinCity'' villains are often that this kind of bad guys. guy. Manute, Kevin, Blue Eyes, to a certain extent are all dragons while the {{BigBad}}s BigBad's like the Roark family and Wallenquist usually work behind the scenes... and thus, a little more likely to survive the story.
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