Draconic Humanoid
A humanoid Dragon or a humanoid with dragon-like features
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I believe in miracles. After all, the majesty and grandeur of the dragon imbues my blood with magic. Touch my skin, feel the pattern of my scales. Look into my eyes. Feel the magic of my being. Know that I am dragonblood.
-- Benesvelk ux Thurirl tibur Elizar, a Dragonborn of Bahamut, Races of the Dragon

A Draconic Humanoid is a fantastic species that can pretty much be described as the offspring of Lizard Folk and Instant Awesome, Just Add Dragons. Not content with simple humanoid reptiles, the writer decided to give them wings, a Breath Weapon, and/or other draconic features. Another option is to put said dragon features onto an otherwise human-like body.

Note this does not apply to actual dragons that can shapeshift into human forms. See also Human Aliens when they budget-savingly stay in human form when the camera's running.

Related to Our Dragons Are Different.

Examples:

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[[folder:Comic Books]]
  • The Savage Dragon comes from an alien race of dragon-like humanoids.
  • Dragon Man from the Fantastic Four comic books is an android built in the shape of one of these.
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
  • Game of Thrones. Although not seen, Daenerys Targaryen's stillborn son Rhaego is described as having come into the world with draconic features such as scales and wings after a blood ritual in which he was sacrificed in a sabotaged attempt to save Khal Drogo, demonstrating that the Targaryens are the real blood of the dragon.
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
  • Dungeons & Dragons: The trope is named after the "humanoid (draconic)" creature type from Fourth Edition ("humanoid [dragonblood]" in earlier editions), which includes Half-Dragons and Dragonborns, the latter of whom gives us the page picture. 3.5E devoted an entire sourcebook to these, Races of the Dragon, giving massive amounts of detail on creatures ranging from the Dragonborn of Bahamut (not the same thing as the 4E dragonborn race) to the humble kobold. It also introduced the dragonwrought kobold, one born with more draconic features than usual (functional wings, for instance).
  • The Dragon-Ogres of Warhammer are an inversion of the usual fusion, since they're an ogre torso on a dragon's lower body, and are among the most powerful and ancient of all creatures.
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[[folder: Video Games]]
  • Battle for Wesnoth has the Drakes, one of the game's factions.
  • In Dungeon Crawl, one of the playable species is Draconians, who start out in an immature brown form, but after reaching a certain level change into a random color and gain a corresponding Breath Weapon. They also lack wings, but can gain some through mutations.
  • Maplestory has the Nova race, which resemble humans with dragon wings, horns, and tail. Two of them are playable classes: Kaiser, who can temporarily transform into the less human-like variation of a Dragon Man, and Angelic Buster, who lacks a tail.
  • World of Warcraft has several examples:
    • The Dragonspawn are said to be humans who were so devoted to the dragon flights they started to take on draconic characteristics.
    • Drakonids are humanoid dragonkin used as ground troops by the dragonflights.
    • In Blackwing Descent a creature that is actually called a dragonman is encountered, which is a human crossed with a dragonspawn.
  • The Drakels of the AdventureQuest-verse are also a Higher-Tech Species, equipped with various Magitek weapons ranging from genetically engineered warbeasts to Mecha.
  • In Rage Of Bahamut, one character who debuted in the Mysteria Academy event is named Grea the Dragonborn. She has horns on her head and dragon wings, and her forearms are scaly.
  • The Dragon Quest series has the mandrake major/marshal monster line, a dragonman with a sword and shield. Several humanoid dragons show up, such as Lord Drak.
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  • Dragon City has bipedal dragons that are slightly taller than humans with a pair of wings on their shoulders, they can breathe fire but their toughened throat linings have atrophied. Erin does it once and can't speak for months afterward.
  • In Looking for Group there's the Guardians of Eight. An ancient order of dragon people connected to the origins of Kethenecia, the sword of truth, and the Archmage. Their appearances in the comic are pretty scarce, as they seem to be more active behind the scenes nudging the heroes in the direction of a brighter future.
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Indexes: Dragon Tropes, Fantastic Sapient Species Tropes, Not Quite Human, Older Than Print

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