* The ''Literature/BattleRoyale'' based FanFic/SeventyTwoHours has Mike V as this to Joel. The latter is the head of the [[FiveBadBand wrestling club]] who are rampaging throughout the island, torturing and killing anyone getting in their way. The former is his trusted lieutenant, and one of the few in the class who can claim to be as sadistic as Joel.
* The first arc of TroperWorks/ThePrivateDiaryOfElizabethQuatermain has an unnamed invisible man stalking the protagonist on behalf of the BigBad. The BigBad doesn't really trust anyone, but this guy comes closest. He's supposed to kill her if he can, but all his attempts keep getting thwarted, so he does the next best thing -- lures her to where the BigBad can torment her.
* In ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8897431/1/Child-of-the-Storm Child of the Storm]]'' Lucius' co-Dragons are the Winter Soldier and [[{{Necromancer}} Gravemoss]]. Gravemoss is far more powerful, but as recent [[AxCrazy displays have shown]], far less subtle and far harder to control. The Soldier, by contrast, is [[TheVoiceless silent]], [[ColdSniper professional and deadly]].
* One of the major agents of the VillainProtagonist's private army, (in the ''Franchise/MassEffect'' fanfic The Council Era), an asari known as Adaria, serves as TheDragon for the salarian politician, Tyrin Lieph's. Her primary motivation and reasoning for her loyalty to him is MyMasterRightOrWrong. She serves as a Co Dragon with the leaders of the other sectors within the Soldiers of Salvation, like batarian Nikhail Baraat and quarian Shedev'Higa.
* A Disgaea fic titled [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6984913/1/Disgaea_Jewel_of_the_gods Disgaea Jewel of the gods]] has a majin cloaked in armor named Fried. Introduced as the strongest minion of Baal, and his right hand man, gathering the ingredients to curse Adell, Mao, and Laharl, putting their levels down to 1, and defeating most of the people in Evil Academy for him.
* Another Disgaea fic, [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7947702/1/The-Curse-of-Blood The Curse of Blood]] seems to have the [[spoiler: brainwashed Valvatorez]] as this for the mysterious BigBad, Milady.
* ''FanFic/TheImmortalGame'': [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Nihilus]] and [[BloodKnight General Esteem]] initially share the role, but after Nihilus is defeated, Esteem takes on full Dragon duties.
** And Nihilus had a Dragon in Wrong (a BrainwashedAndCrazy Rainbow Dash).
** [[EvilMatriarch Terra]] also has shades of TheDragon, though she [[OrcusOnHisThrone doesn't do much for most of the story]] [[spoiler: until Esteem is killed, and she steps down into the role fully]].
** There's a literal example during the [[FinalBattle Battle of the Everfree]], as the most powerful being in [[BigBad Titan's]] monster army is Exakktus the Black, the most ancient of all dragons. [[spoiler: At least, until Fluttershy talks him into switching sides.]]
* Colonel Sebastian Moran is this to [[DiabolicalMastermind Professor Moriarty]] in the Literature/SherlockHolmes stories, and most fics play this straight, including the ''Fanfic/DeliverUsFromEvilSeries''.
** However, ''Fanfic/AStudyInRegret'' averts this with Moran entirely as it takes place ''after'' Moriarty's death -- Moran has been promoted from The Dragon to the BigBad.
** ''Fanfic/TheGhostMap'' gives Moran his own Dragon in the {{OC}} Yorick. And ''then'' specifies that Moran is ''still'' The Dragon to Moriarty, [[NotQuiteDead who is still alive after Reichenbach.]] However, Moriarty is [[WordOfGod confirmed]] to stay out of sight for the rest of the story and come to light in its sequel, so Moran ''is'' the BigBad of the fic with Moriarty as the BiggerBad.
** ''Fanfic/ChildrenOfTime'' sees Moran as The Dragon once more to a BackFromTheDead Moriarty.
* Abyssgreymon serves as a literal dragon to Alphamon in [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7623289/1/ Transcendence: Digital Curse]]. However, he is not a willing one, and would probably turn on Alphamon in an instant if he could.
* In the ''Manga/DeathNote'' fic ''FanFic/LowLight'' [[spoiler: Matsuda]] becomes this for Light/Kira ([[TookALevelInBadass taking A Level In Badass]] along the way) as he becomes Kira's mysterious personal bodyguard and gets assigned a dramatic costume of [[BlackKnight menacing black body armor]] that would make [[Franchise/StarWars Darth Vader]] proud.
* Discord has several Dragons over the course of the ''FanFic/PonyPOVSeries'':
** In the [[BadFuture Epilogue]] timeline, all of the corrupted Mane Six probably qualify, but Twilight Tragedy is the one identified as leader of the group.
*** Now that Twilight has [[HeelFaceTurn been redeemed]], it seems Fluttercruel is being set up as TheDragon, in addition to DaddysLittleVillain. [[spoiler: And following her death, it passes to Discord's sister [[BloodKnight Rancor]] (by default of being his only minion left). Though Rancor was already in the running on account of being [[PhysicalGod the strongest of his minions]].]]
*** [[spoiler: Then Fluttercruel turns out to be NotQuiteDead and Rancor becomes a SixthRangerTraitor, leaving the role to 'Cruel after all.]]
*** [[spoiler: Nightmare Paradox [[CoDragons has five]] -- [[ThePsychoRangers Nightmares Banneret, Granfalloon, Mirror, Manacle, and Whisper]].]]
** During "[[{{Prequel}} Origins]]", he eventually forced [[spoiler: his mortal mother]] Shady into the role [[spoiler: until she eventually betrayed him during his FinalBattle with the Princesses]].
** At the end of the Mind Games arc, he succeeds in corrupting [[spoiler: Diamond Tiara]] and making her his new Dragon.
** In an example not relating to Discord, [[spoiler: Cheerilee]] served as [[WellIntentionedExtremist Princess Gaia's]] Knight while [[MoreThanMindControl under her sway]].
** Technically speaking, [[GeneralRipper General Admiral Makarov]] is TheDragon to Father Deer and the Hooviets, as he's not officially their leader. Unofficially, however, he's the acting BigBad due to being both TheHeavy and playing his superiors as his pawns [[spoiler:(Father Deer doesn't even exist until Makarov tries to [[OneWingedAngel become him]])]], making him a DragonInChief and DragonWithAnAgenda.
* ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries'' has [[KillerRobot Shadow]], who has complete loyalty to [[MadScientist Thunderstorm.]]
* There are a couple of such characters in FanFic/TheTaintedGrimoire.
** [[spoiler: Ignatius]] is TheDragon to [[spoiler: Vaticus]].
** Ewen is TheDragon to Illua.
* In ''FanFic/MyLittleMagesTheNightmaresReturn'', of all of Nightmare Moon's servants, the Grand Master of the [[{{Cult}} Shadow Blades]] definitely holds seniority. [[spoiler: He also happens to be Pinkie's father.]]
* ''FanFic/ThePowersOfHarmony'': After [[BigBad Cetus]] comes out of hiding and [[spoiler: [[GrandTheftMe steals Celestia's body]]]], she then [[spoiler: sticks Nightmare Moon's essence [[DemonicPossession in Rarity]]]], rechristens her Eclipse, and forces her to serve as her Dragon. Since Eclipse created Cetus in the first place, she's naturally [[TheStarscream unhappy]] about this.
** During the [[GreatOffscreenWar War of the Sun and Moon]], Nightmare Moon's second-in-command and leader of the [[EliteMooks Astral Guard]] was a pony named [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Mephis the Flayer]].
* Destroyah in ''Fanfic/TheBridge'' plays this role to Xenilla, abet very begrudgingly. She knows she is powerful enough to dethrone him, wishing to do so by the first chapter; but a shred of loyalty over a yet unrevealed event keeps her from doing so [[spoiler: at the moment]].
* ''FanFic/QueenOfAllOni'': Ikazuki to Tarakudo, as per canon. And when he temporarily takes control of the Shadow Hand, he forcibly [[DemotedToDragon demotes]] Jade to being ''his'' dragon and the only reason she has a relatively high position is because he looks down on the human members even worse than he does on her.
** CoDragons: Left and Right, being Jade's top Shadowkhan, arguably qualify for her Dragons. Hak Foo, being the heavy muscle, could also count (though he's more of TheBrute), as could Jade's foreman (first Valmont, later Blankman).
*** Though once [[DarkActionGirl Hebi]] shows up, her status as General grants her the position and demotes the others.
** Hiruzen was this to the Oni Elders, apparently serving as chief General and advisor.
*** DragonInChief: Tarakudo barely beat him, but [[CurbStompBattle curbstomped]] the Elders.
** [[AnthropomorphicPersonification Ambition and Fury]] seem to share the role for [[SuperpoweredEvilSide the Queen]].
* In the ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' DarkFic ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2762511/1/A-Shattered-Prophecy A Shattered Prophecy]]'' Harry is this to [[BigBad Voldemort]], having been raised from birth to be [[HeroKiller the Dark Lord's assassin.]]
* In [[http://kleinerkiller.deviantart.com/gallery/41037509 Yognapped]], [[GodIsEvil Notch]] has the commander of the [[AmazonBrigade Valkyrie Army]], the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Valkryie]] [[AsskickingEqualsAuthority Commander]]. She's a veteran {{Badass}} who can stay airborne while swinging a {{BFS}} and wearing a suit of ScaryImpracticalArmor, and her EstablishingCharacterMoment has her [[spoiler: knocking one of the only true gods in existence [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu unconscious]] and proceeding to kidnap him.]]
* MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic DarkFic TwilightRevised has a BrainwashedAndCrazy Twilight Sparkle becoming this to "Celestia," who is in fact [[spoiler: Nightmare Moon]].
* ''Fanfic/AngelasPetMonster'': [[SavageWolves Sylvia Schneider]] acts as this to [[WesternAnimation/MonstersInc Waternoose]].
* Scorpan in ''[[FanFic/TheGodEmpressOfPonykind The Warmistress of Equestria]]'' is the Dragon to [[BigBad Tirac]]; currently he acts as TheHeavy, engineering a war against Equestria so Tirac can grow strong enough to break out of the Warp.
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