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[[OurDragonsAreDifferent Dragons]] are scary. TheUndead are scary. [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs Undead Dragons]] are [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot super scary]].

Often the most badass type of undead, dracoliches are never to be taken lightly. They are always heavy hitting monsters, if not outright bosses. Any {{Necromancer}} should do well to seek to have one, or [[ScaledUp outright become one]]. It's not a rare thing, however, for these dragons to be weaker than their regular, living counterparts as they inherit the weaknesses of TheUndead like ReviveKillsZombie while Dragons rarely have such exploitable flaws. But in some cases, they might instead be [[OurLichesAreDifferent literal liches]], where so long as their SoulJar is undamaged, they are NighInvulnerable, making them stronger than regular dragons.

Often the dragon's classic fire BreathWeapon will be turned into a poison breath or [[GhostlyChill ice blast]] when they become undead.

A specific type of NonHumanUndead.


[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''Anime/YuGiOh'' has various dragon monsters, some of which have been revived at various points into zombies or other such things (somehow).
** This includes [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Dragon Zombie]].
** Also features in one of the anime's most infamous examples of ScrewTheRulesIHavePlot when Yugi somehow fuses his Mammoth Graveyard (a wooly mammoth skeleton) with Kaiba's Blue Eyes Ultimate Dragon (a three-headed dragon created by combining three copies of the iconic Blue Eyes White Dragon card). This turns the dragon into a zombie, causing its stats to drop each turn as its body decomposes.
** There's also Berserk Dragon, called Berserk Dead Dragon in the Japanese version.
* Naga, the BigBad of the first season of ''Anime/{{Bakugan}}'', resembles a skeletal Dragonoid.
* The Skeleton Army from the third episode of ''Manga/ThoseWhoHuntElves'' have a Dracolich.
* From ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'', we have Skull Greymon. The Greymon family somewhat [[DinosaursAreDragons blur the line between Dinosaurs and Dragons]], but Skull Greymon looks pretty firmly on the dragon side. His bones are as hard as Chrome Digizoid and he has a nuclear missile launcher built into his back, as well as the ability to use [[AllThereInTheManual cursed breath]]..
* Doll from the manhua ''Literature/HalfPrince'' summons up Hell's Inferno, a dragon from hell, during the [[VersusCharacterSplash tournament arc]] in order to defeat the opponents and take the phoenix
* [[{{Necromancer}} Khajit]] summons two Skeletal Dragons against Narberal Gamma in ''LightNovel/{{Overlord}}''. Skeletal dragons are immune to magic... below seventh tier, that is.
* ''Manga/TouhouSuzunaanForbiddenScrollery'': The powerful demon [[SealedEvilInACan sealed in Kosuzu's Night Parade Picture Scroll]] is briefly depicted as a wingless Dracolich made out of black smoke, complete with BreathWeapon.

[[folder:Card Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering''
** Bone Dragons.
** The legendary creature [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=178014 Bladewing the Risen.]]
** [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=212249 Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon.]]
** Dominaria also has [[http://magiccards.info/arc/en/99.html vampiric dragons]].
* Zombie Dragons are a race of creatures in the ''TabletopGame/DuelMasters'' card game.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* "The Four Castles", one of the ''ComicBook/AdventureTimeGraphicNovels'', has a zombie dragon who [[spoiler:isn't evil and is called Meredith]].

[[folder:Fan Fics]]
* ''FanFic/SplitSecond'' has Thorn, the alternate timeline counterpart to [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Spike]]. Interesting in that he is not quite dead, but not alive either. He also happens to be a [[SoulJar horcrux]] for [[{{Necromancer}} Sparkle]].
* ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' has Gravemoss first pull a [[WebComic/TheOrderOfTheStick Familicide]] on pretty much every Hebridean Black dragon available, then resurrects them as aerial troops, on a direct course for London as part of HYDRA's counter-blow to SHIELD's [[MeaningfulName Operation Overlord,]] meaning that there are ''hundreds'' of Draconic zombies to deal with. Thankfully, their relatively slow flight speed counts against them and they're intercepted by the RAF, War Machine and [[spoiler:Warren Worthington III a.k.a. [[RazorWings Archangel]]]].

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* The main villain of the ''WesternAnimation/DragonHunters'' CGI movie is the World-Gobbler, an absolutely '''gigantic''' skeletal dragon.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* In ''Film/DungeonsAndDragonsWrathOfTheDragonGod'', BigBad Faluzure, the evil dragon god of decay and undeath, appears as an undead dragon.

* The ''Literature/{{Spellbent}}'' series has Sap Daddy, an old zombie dragon that has been overgrown by plants.
* ''Literature/TheYearOfRogueDragons'' features both dracoliches (in this case literally a dragon turned into a [[OurLichesAreDifferent lich]]) and a [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampiric]] smoke drake (a leftover from the BigBad's previous attempt to create undead dragons).
* In the ''Literature/CraftSequence'', dragons don't have any particular rules or sentimental inclinations about what should happen to their bodies after death, a fact that is very pleasing to human necromancers. Undead dragons were used as weapons in the [[GreatOffscreenWar God]] [[RageAgainstTheHeavens Wars]], and in ''Literature/LastFirstSnow'' [[spoiler:the King in Red deploys one to put down an alleged rebellion in his city]].

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': In the season 7 episode "Beyond the Wall", [[spoiler:one of Daenerys' dragons, Viserion, is slain by the Night King and sinks into a frozen lake. It's later dragged out of the ice by the army of the dead and resurrected as a Wight. In the next episode, "The Wolf and The Dragon", the [[BigBad Night King]] rides it into battle and uses it to destroy the Wall. He shoots blue fire, apparently.]]

* The EvilSorcerer in Creator/WilliamsElectronics' ''Pinball/{{Sorcerer}}'' pinball summons some sort of ghostly/skeletal flaming dragons, with only their skulls and bony claws visible.

[[folder:Puppet Shows]]
* Uncle Deadly of ''Series/TheMuppetShow'' is implied to be a rare benign example, being variously referred to as a ghost and a dragon.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''
** The TropeNamer is, of course, the Dracolich, which combines the worst aspects of a Dragon and a [[OurLichesAreDifferent Lich]]. Across the various editions, Zombie, common Skeleton (weaker and stupider then Dracoliches), Ghost, Wraith and Vampire Dragons have all been offered up as well. The advantages and disadvantages of being a dragon undead are all noted. For example, a draconic vampire [[MustBeInvited can't enter a home uninvited]]... but it turns out a smoldering pile of rubble no longer counts as a home.
** In 3rd edition, becoming a Dracolich reduced your hit points, which is a large drawback for a beefy creature like a dragon, but it is very easy for the dracolich to regain a body in very short time by possessing a reptilian corpse. The advantage of being immortal could be achieved easier by becoming a Dragon Ghost, which gets a new BreathWeapon and is even harder to kill outright. Of course, it is harder to become a ghost than a dracolich. The latter required, at least in the TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms setting, a dragon to simply imbibe a special poison, while you can not exactly decide just to become a ghost.
** Thanks to several Splat Books, it's possible to have a level 1 Kobold Dracolich (Races of the Dragon, the Draconomicon, Fiendish Codex 1 and Player's Guide to Faerun are all you need).
** 4th edition has multiple types of Dracolich (ranging from the plain to fossilized dracoliches to dracoliches who only exist in the plane of dreams), as well as multiple types of Zombie Dragons, Skeleton Dragons (the mindless walking dead version of a Dracolich), Wraith Dragons and Vampire Dragons.
** Interestingly, in the TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms the inventor and (until his death in the run-up to the Spellplague) main proponent of dracolichdom was a human -- he was an archmage that went crazy, mistranslated a prophecy and decided to help fulfill it. Dracoliches were his solution on how to get dead dragons that are smart enough to rule the world.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'', following its pattern of revamping boring or classic monsters into something terrifying, has made the Dracolich even more horrifying. Called "Raveners", they maintain their existence by eating souls.
* Zombie Dragons feature heavily in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' as epically powerful [[HorseOfADifferentColor steeds]] for vampires (and, in some editions of the codex, necromancers), who supposedly journey to a [[ElephantGraveyard legendary dragon graveyard]] to find dragon corpses to reanimate. Unlike most undead dragons, though, they are nothing more than mindless automatons, being basically extra-beefy flying zombies.
* ''TabletopGame/DragonDice'' has the Dracolich as one of the monsters for its Undead faction -- it has the usual combination of melee and magic prowess.
* The Brazilian setting ''Tormenta'' only has one, the Dragon King Lich, who in itself [[DarkIsNotEvil isn't that much of a bad guy]], which is a good thing because he is ''the'' strongest dragon in the entire setting and could be a GREATER DEITY if he so wished. He doesn't, so he contents himself with protecting a cute young lady who can't cook.
* In ''TabletopGame/TheDarkEye'', there was Rhazzazor, an ancient undead dragon who followed Borbarad.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'': Just to show that not even the dead are safe from his dickery, the Ebon Dragon has a charm that can turn him into a Creature of Death (i.e., a ''temporary'' Dracolich).
* In ''TabletopGame/ThirteenthAge'', the Lich King has a habit of turning white dragons into these, starting with their patron, known simply as the White -- thus explaining why white dragons are weaker than other chromatics. The dragons are rarely as on board with this plan as the Lich King is.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* Artix Entertainment has some examples
** Drakath from ''VideoGame/AdventureQuest'' whose element is Darkness
** ''VideoGame/DragonFable''
*** The castle-sized Dracolich that Sepulchure's fortress is literally built onto.
*** And the Super Ultra Mega Dracolich -- it's the size of a ''planet''!
** ''VideoGame/MechQuest'' has 2 examples: The Sepulchure Mech summons a Dracolich (that is also known as Fluffy) and then there is Drakrylos, who is more of a Dragonoid (a Robotic Dragon) that looks similar to Dracolich.
** ''VideoGame/AdventureQuestWorlds'' has The Huge Dracolich Fortress as well, the two Dracoliches at the bottom of the Doomwood Temple, the option to turn your own Baby Dragon to a Baby Dracolich, and [[spoiler:Desolich]].
* ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}'' and ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'':
** The Frost Wyrm of the scourge in ''Warcraft 3'' and ''World of Warcraft'' are animated dragon skeletons that exhale giant blasts of cold. Sindragosa deserves special mention, having appeared on the latter's login screen for the duration of ''Wrath of the Lich King'' and ''really'' annoying players with her loud roar.
** Another one worth mentioning is Sapphiron, a blue dragon slain and raised by Arthas. He too is a raid boss in ''World of Warcraft'' in the necropolis of Naxxramas.
** Though he never actually became a Frost Wyrm, the progenitor of all dragons Galakrond deserves a mention. One of the projects of the Lich King was to exhume the skeletal remains of this IMMENSE (probably the size of a small mountain; just his head, early spine, and right foreleg were excavated, and those alone took up a large chunk of the map) dragon and reanimate it as a frost wyrm. Fortunately (or maybe unfortunately, since the boss battle with that thing could have been epic) players crash this project before it can be achieved.
*** The novel ''Dawn of the Aspects'' and the official lore compendium ''Chronicles'' revel more about his past. He was essentially already this in life. After eating everything else in his hunting grounds he began to cannibalize other proto-dragons. This twisted and corrupted his very being to the point that eventually the proto-dragons he consumed returned as undead horrors, thereby making him the progenitor and embodiment of necromancy on Azeroth.
* A Dracolich features as a BonusBoss in ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights: Hordes of the Underdark''.
* Zombie Dragons (or Dracozombies) are recurring enemies in ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' games.
* ''VideoGame/HeroesOfMightAndMagic''
** Spectral/Bone Dragons. Despite looking cool, these dragons are arguably the ''weakest'' creatures of their level in any game they have appeared, as they have much lower HP, attack and defense values than average. They make up for it with sheer numbers, though, as V has a building upgrade that increases the number of dragons produced. Spectral Dragons in ''Heroes 3'' do have a redeeming factor in their unique chance to cast a spell upon attack which causes the victims to [[RapidAging age rapidly]] - instantly halving the health points of every unit in the attacked stack, thus making all survivors of the dragons' attack much squishier. Additionally, their sight is so terrifying to behold on the battlefield they reduce the enemy's morale just by being there, something even live dragons usually don't do.
** They are notable in that Dragons are the only creatures not converted into skeletons when using any "skeleton transformer" type structure. Instead, putting dragons through this will result in one of these (who have better interactions with your undead troops, since apparently even living dragons are fearful of the dead).
** In the fan-made GameMod of the third game, "In the Wake of Gods", the Spectral Dragons can be upgraded further to make them less underwhelming. Those dragons are on par with [[OlympusMons Rank 8 creatures]] in terms of power. One of the possible upgrades is actually called the Dracolich, and with the ability to shoot [[SplashDamage plague clouds]] just like a regular Lich, only much more powerful. The other one, the Ghoul Dragon... hoooo boy. It retains all the strong points of the Spectral Dragon and takes them UpToEleven. In addition to being all-around stronger and faster, they reduce enemy morale twice as much as Spectral Dragons do, can still execute an aging attack, and most terrifyingly, [[LifeDrain drain life from living units upon attack]] just like Vampire Lords (themselves a borderline GameBreaker) do. Their low health comparatively to live dragons is not improved, but the vampiric attack allows them to revive fallen members of the stack with utmost ease.
* ''VideoGame/GuildWars''
** Bone Dragons.
** In ''VideoGame/GuildWars2'', Zhaitan's lieutenants are all dracoliches. Zhaitan himself appears to be several undead dragons mashed together, with a half-dozen heads and nine wings(the ninth is malformed and useless in flight).
* ''VideoGame/FireEmblem''
** In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemGaiden,'' one of the few Fire Emblem games to include monsters as enemies, Draco Zombies are [[BossInMooksClothing very powerful enemy units]] who attack by biting. The bizarre PhysicalGod Duma appears as a slime-covered dragon-shaped being with exposed muscle and bone, best depicted in [[http://fav.me/d4c284a this fanart]]. Unlike most examples, Duma is fully sentient and has a sense of honor.
** In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones'', the Draco Zombie class returns as a boss of the second-to-last map, now using a poisonous BreathWeapon known as ''Wretched Air.'' On the penultimate map, there are ''two''. And on the final map, the BigBad may choose to summon these as ''mooks''. Gets worse in the [[BrutalBonusLevel Lagdou Ruins]], where the final map features no fewer than ''seven'' of them. Now you know why you've been saving up all those S-Ranked weapons. Thankfully, [[AntiAir bows are also effective against them]].
** The Malig Knight class in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' combines this with DragonRider as they ride Undead Wyverns.
** ''VideoGame/TearRingSaga'' has Dracozombies, just like Gaiden, and Sacred Stones, they're a BossInMooksClothing.
* Zombie Dragons appear in ''VideoGame/OgreBattle'' as top tier dragon units created by using an Undead Ring on a Tiamat.
* In ''VideoGame/{{MARDEK}}'s'' second chapter, the dragon that was the [[FamedInStory grand hero]] Social Fox's last battle enjoyed the fight so much that it came back to life in hopes that he would too, so it could fight him again.
* ''VideoGame/UltimaOnline'' has Skeletal Dragons.
* A few undead dragons (usually of the skeletal variety) have appeared as bosses and enemies in the ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' series.
** ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaCircleOfTheMoon'' has a DualBoss where you fight two zombie dragons at once. Whichever one you don't kill first starts eating the other's corpse in order to heal.
** ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaLordsOfShadow'' has a colossal lich-possessed skeletal dragon that's even named 'Dracolich' as it's penultimate boss.
** ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaPortraitOfRuin'' has a zombie dragon as a unique (but respawning) enemy inside the Egyptian tomb, with many blades and weapons embedded in its body.
* ''VideoGame/NinjaGaiden'' (the new-gen series, not the original NES trilogy) has one of these serves as the boss of Chapter 7 in the first game.
* There are Dragon Zombies in ''VideoGame/ValkyrieProfile'', but they're a slight subversion in that, being both draconic and undead, they're vulnerable to spells that specifically target both and are actually not that big of a threat. One combo by a character with a dragon slayer or undead-targeting weapon and they're done for.
* The humorous browser-based MMORPG, ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'', has an undead boss monster in the Cyrpt (near the Misspelled Cemetary) called The [[MyNaymeIs Bonerdagon]]. It's an undead dragon made of bones, not to be confused with an undead rdagon made of bones, and certainly not to be confused with an undead [[FishPeople dagon]] made of boners.
* A few have popped up in ''VideoGame/{{Tibia}}''.
* ''VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG'': When the Czar Dragon is defeated, it falls into a lava pit and reemerges as the [[DemBones skeletal]] Zombone.
* The first boss in ''[[VideoGame/GargoylesQuest Demon's Crest]].''
* The Dragon Zombie class in the ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' series starting with the second game. They take halved damage from physical attacks, and boast very high defense and attack stats, but do poorly against magical attacks, especially wind (Though that problem can be remedied for one on your side). Their Darkness Breath is also generally one of the strongest area attacks in the game. They're rather dim compared to normal dragons, but this doesn't come up much.
* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'':
** The Queen of Blackmarch in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOriginsAwakening'' is not a zombie dragon but a ghost dragon. She is the baddest BonusBoss in the expansion.
** The Archdemon in the original game might also count.
* There are several types of Dracolich in ''Website/DragonCave'', like the [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Vampire Dragon]] and [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Undead Dragon]] species.
* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'':
** Stallord in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'' is a ginormous dragon skeleton (later just skull) reanimated by Zant.
** Volvagia in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'' is stated to have been killed by an ancient Goron warrior and later revived by Ganondorf. He seems to have gotten all his flesh back, though, so it's not really apparent just from looking at him that he's undead. A fan theory is that Stallord used to ''be'' Volvagia, this time revived but ''not'' getting his flesh back.
** Onox's true Dark Dragon form in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOracleGames Oracle of Seasons]]'' has a distinctly skeletal look as well.
* ''VideoGame/EpicBattleFantasy'' has zombie dragons in the second and third games.
* Bone Dragons appear in ''VideoGame/YoshisStory''.
* Bonetail from ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor''.
** Bonetail is a bit of an odd example, as he is explicitly stated to have never died. His flesh just rotted off over the ages and he [[AgeWithoutYouth kept living regardless]]. He otherwise fits all staples of the trope perfectly.
* Dry Bowser from ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBros''.
* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'':
** Giratina has large spikes protruding from its body that resemble ribs, and is also part Ghost-type. It takes this even further by not only representing antimatter in the Pokeverse, but also being an EldritchAbomination [[{{Expy}} akin to]] that of [[Creator/HPLovecraft Yog Sothoth]].
** Kyurem from ''Black/White'' and ''Black 2/White 2'' is a [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot zombie dragon from outer-space]] that is stated to have a taste for human flesh. However, it's not malevolent. The storyline to Black 2/White 2 reveals that [[spoiler:all it wants is to be whole again.]]
* One level of a ''VideoGame/BattleForWesnoth'' campaign features a Scheletrical Dragon as enemy leader. Despite possessing no weapons besides its claws and jaws, it's still incredibly powerful.
* ''VideoGame/EverQuest'' and ''VideoGame/EverQuestII'':
** Both feature the Dracoliche in the Plane/Shard of Fear, a (at the time of their release) very tough boss monster. Strangely, thanks to its immunity to magic-type spells, it was immune to spells that worked against undead and dragons.
** There's also Trakanon, who is more of a zombie-dragon, but follows most of the criteria.
* Bone Daddy from ''VideoGame/SolomonsKeep'', who spits out poison [[{{Squick}} along with maggots]]. If you try to be funny and stay out of his poison spit range, he stomps the ground, causing his bones to fly all over the place to damage you.
* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'':
** A Skeleton Dragon appears during a College of Winterhold quest. As expected, killing it doesn't net you a dragon soul. It is also weaker than live dragons and cannot fly.
** Durnehviir from the ''Dawnguard'' DLC states that he is caught "between [[PoirotSpeak laas and dinok]], between life and death", and certainly looks the part. He's a dragon that explored necromancy to the point of selling his soul in exchange for power to the Ideal Masters, rulers of the Soul Cairn where all souls sacrificed for necromancy end up. During his imprisonment in the Soul Cairn for over 4000 years, his body is warped to [[http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20121012041458/elderscrolls/images/2/29/VC-Durnehviir.jpg a rotting skeletal version of his former self]]. The Ideal Masters did keep their promise, though, and granted him powerful necromantic abilities which he uses in combat. After an awesome battle with Durnehviir, the Dragonborn is told that Durnehviir is no longer a normal being and his body can reconstruct itself, which it later does. Out of respect, he then grants the Dragonborn the ability to summon him from the Soul Cairn for a short time, to aid the Dragonborn in battle (which benefits him as well because it grants him even a momentary reprieve from his imprisonment) He's pretty much an ideal Dracolich, even if he never technically 'died'.
* The fourth "skin" of Raptros from ''VideoGame/WarOfTheMonsters'' is a skeletal dragon.
* This is pretty much the final boss of ''[[VideoGame/DarkMessiah Dark Messiah of Might and Magic]]''.
* It appears that [[spoiler:Godcat]] is going to have this for backup for one part in ''VideoGame/EpicBattleFantasy 4''.
* The Undead Dragon is the final boss of ''VideoGame/{{Gothic}} II''.
* Skeletal dragon enemies feature in ''VideoGame/{{Drakan}}''.
* In ''VideoGame/DragonStrike'' a fight with a dracolich takes place above Dargaard Keep.
* Combined with DinosaursAreDragons in ''VideoGame/MediEvil2'', the result is a fire-breathing, fossilized Tyrannosaurus Wrecks.
* As expected, this is a type of dragon that appears regularly in ''Franchise/BreathOfFire'':
** ''VideoGame/BreathOfFireII'' presents the "Necroman(cer)", the OneWingedAngel form of Father Mason. It takes the appearance of a skeleton dragon with ''remains of skin, muscle and organs'' in its wings, back and ribcage; and it has the power to control undead zombies.
** In ''VideoGame/BreathOfFireIII'', shortly after Ryu matures into an adult, he and Garr face off against the Dragon Zombie, a skeleton dragon created by the clan's enmity towards Garr. This fight is either really easy (if you have the Kyrie spell, which is either a GuideDangIt to acquire through the Master system, or naturally gained by Garr if sufficiently leveled-up), or devastatingly tough (as your main healer in the battle, Ryu, is also your main damage dealer, and he can't do both).
** ''VideoGame/BreathOfFireIV'' has the Dragonne, a zombified dragon that's half-way rotten, with patches of flesh missing here and there, most visibly in its jaw.
** VideoGame/BreathOfFireDragonQuarter has the dragon Odjn, who's a corpse pinned to a wall. He makes a pact with the main character Ryu, and gives him access to the [[OneWingedAngel Wyrm powers]].
* The underworld BonusLevel in ''VideoGame/RivieraThePromisedLand'' has the party fight Hades, who takes the form of a dragon zombie. Disappointingly, he's a PaletteSwap of an earlier, optional mini-boss, though his attacks are much, much stronger. (That said, [[WaveMotionGun the Fanelia item]] will settle his hash quite nicely.)
* ''VideoGame/DarkSouls''
** Undead dragons are very strong, non-respawning enemy. One perches off a ledge, seemingly dead until someone picks up items placed nearby. What is more unsettling is that a certain area is populated by nothing except the lower halves (read: only the leg part, no head, no torso, nothing) of said undead dragons. Whatever happened to the upper parts? Nobody knows.
** There's another undead dragon in the Painted World, split into two halves. The upper half protects a bridge and vomits poison if you try to cross.
** [[spoiler:Seath the Scaleless is referred to by Big Hat Logan as a "true undead", thanks to the power of the [[SoulJar Primordial Crystal]] he stole after the war on the Everlasting Dragons.]]
* One of the bossfights in ''VideoGame/DragonValor'' is a skeleton dragon named Hades.
* ''VideoGame/DungeonCrawl'' has reanimated dragons of the skeletal or zombified varieties (and spectral and simulacra versions, if you want to be thorough). There are also Bone Dragons, which are a seperate kind of monster altogether that pack a huge punch and have tons of HP. Dispel Undead is your friend.
* ''VideoGame/RuneScape'' has Revenant dragons, which are the cursed ghosts of dragons slain in the [[ForeverWar God Wars]]. Skeletal wyverns, however, are explicitly ''not'' undead. They are reanimated piles of bones, and anti-undead spells don't work against them.
* ''VideoGame/WonderBoyIIITheDragonsTrap'' has a Mummy Dragon and a Zombie Dragon, not to mention the Vampire Dragon at the end.
* Though not appearing in ''VideoGame/{{Skylanders}}'', [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfSpyro Malefor]] does appear in the backstories of certain characters, and has been {{Retcon}}ned into an undead dragon. Quigley believes Cynder came BackFromTheDead, in which case she would be a dracolich too.
* The BonusBoss of ''Videogame/DragonsDogma'' is an undead dragon known as the Ur-Dragon.
* ''VideoGame/{{Starbound}}'' has the Bone Dragon, a huge skeletal dragon boss. It still breathes fire, however. It's revealed that it's actually [[RoboticReveal a robot made to look like a skeletal dragon]], and as it takes damage you see the mechanical parts underneath.
--> When you purchase the Bone Dragon, not only do you get a realistic facsimile of a dragon, you also get those classic dragon traits - the gift of flight, red-hot fiery breath, and a predilection for murder! [[ButWaitTheresMore BUT THERE'S MORE-]]
* The zombie dragon is the most powerful non-deity Earth creature in ''Videogame/LostKingdoms''.
* The Dust Dragon in ''VideoGame/ForgottenWorlds'' is a giant, dying and half-rotten red dragon. Its stomach is wide open, giving the player a nice veiw of its entrails and ribs, which it uses to attack.
* The Death Dragon/Diaboros in ''VideoGame/MonsterRancher'' is an animated dragon skeleton that can be obtained either from certain discs or combining a Dragon with a [[MonsterClown Joker]].
* ''VideoGame/DragonQuestMonsters'' has the Skullgon/Skelegon, a lower ranking monster that's usually created when you merge a member of the Dragon family with a member of the Zombie family.
* ''Videogame/PuzzleAndDragons'' has the Zombie Dragon and Corpse Wyrm, as well as their evolved formes.
* In ''Videogame/SuikodenI'' Tir has to defeat one to gain cantrol of his castle.
* ''VideoGame/WarDragons'' has Bolt, Yanari, Habrok, Ladon and several more Undead Dragons that are skeletal.
* In ''VideoGame/BravelyDefault'', one of these must be fought when trying to enter [[TheEmpire Eternia]]. Can become an AntiClimaxBoss due to how ReviveKillsZombie is in effect.
* ''VideoGame/TotalWarWarhammer'': Zombie dragons are available as a high-level steed for [[HeroUnit Lord units]] of the Vampire Counts. They can fly, which allows them to easily bypass terrain obstacles and enemy units, and are very powerful in combat. Unlike other examples of this trope, they are just reanimated dragon corpses, simply another type of puppets bound to their masters' will.
* ''VideoGame/DandyDungeon'' has Bone Dragons, which are almost a BossInMookClothing. They're tough, deal lots of damage, can breathe fire and poison.
* Shows up as a boss in the rare PAL exclusive game ''Kaan: Barbarian's Blade''. One of the only three bosses in the entire game.
* ''VideoGame/MonsterHunterWorld'' features Vaal Hazak, which probably isn't actually ''undead'', but has a rotting, skeletal appearance and has the power to control decay-related gases, absorb life force from other monsters, and revive those same monsters to attack the player.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'': As the final test of overcoming their inner demons at the Castle of Ordeals, the Light Warriors have to battle [[GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere a giant skeletal dragon]]. As Fighter explains, "[[SpoofAesop Maybe the bone dragon represents our skeletons.]] [[CaptainObvious Those are inside of us.]] [[ShapedLikeItself Like skeletons.]]" Thief defeats the dragon by stealing its vertebrae.
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''
** Xykon temporarily uses a zombified dragon (#429 and onwards, explicitly calling it a zombie in #441).
** Vaarsuvius casts Create Greater Undead on a black dragon's ''head''. However, this is for the express purpose of casting [[spoiler:Familicide on it, thus killing everything that had any familial connection to that dragon.]]

[[folder:Web Original]]
* "Bone Dragons" are the primary antagonists in ''WebOriginal/TheClockworkRaven.''

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* One short based on ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'' involves the heroes being attacked by a skeletal dragon called the Bone Knapper. However, it's revealed at the end of the short that the Boneknapper is actually friendly and that it just wanted its collarbone (which allows it to roar) back. The Boneknapper isn't really skeletal, however. It just wears bones that it finds along the ground as armor.
* In the GrandFinale of ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'', [[spoiler:Unicron]] raises and commands a swarm of zombie Predacons. That's an entire army of [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot undead alien robot dragons]].