* In Matt Wagner's ''Comicbook/MageTheHeroDiscovered'', Crom Cruich is both a literal AND figurative dragon, summoned by the Umbra Sprite as an "ultimate Enforcer."
* During FrankMiller's run on ''Comicbook/{{Daredevil}}'', {{Ninja}} babe ComicBook/{{Elektra}} and PsychoForHire Bullseye go to war to see who will play The Dragon to the Kingpin's BigBad. Eventually, Bullseye killed Elektra after a brutal fight. Daredevil, who was in love with Elektra, kind of snapped after that, and broke Bullseye's spine. [[StatusQuoIsGod But he got better.]]
* In ''Comicbook/TheHulk'' comics, the physically mighty Abomination often played the Dragon to the intellectual, and somewhat frail, Leader's Big Bad. The Leader also sometimes used Rock and Redeemer as Dragons.
** In the ''Comicbook/PlanetHulk'' storyline, Caiera the Oldstrong served as the Dragon to the Red King before her HeelFaceTurn.
* ''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 [[UltimateXMen Ultimate X-Men]]'' 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, [=DeSaad=] is TheDragon to {{Darkseid}}. Strangely, Darkseid leaves all torture work to him, as he is not amused by one-sided displays of brutality.
** Since when? The Omega Effect is ''all about'' one-sided displays of brutality.
** [=DeSaad=] is less a Dragon and more of a Specialist. Darkseid delegates certain types of things to [=DeSaad=], but if he even has a Dragon (debatable) his son Kalibak fits the role better. (If he could turn his other son Orion, Darkseid would make ''him'' TheDragon in a heartbeat.)
* Colonel Olrik from ''{{Blake and Mortimer}}'' 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 ''{{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 ''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.]]
* 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 ''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.
* 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 ''DarkAvengers'', Venom and Bullseye stuck around, but Osborn now used the Sentry as his Dragon in most cases.
* ''SinCity'' villains are often bad guys. Manute, Kevin, Blue Eyes, and even the Yellow Bastard 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.