General Drake is a member of La Résistance and trying to help the heroes overthrow Evulz.
General Drake doesn't exist, or has been dead for some time. He is just a propaganda device used by Evulz as an image of terror.
General Drake is a Legacy Character- he is killed frequently, and Evulz promotes some random Mook to take his name and his place each time.
Drake is not the Dragon; he and Evulz are in a Big Bad Duumvirate. He only appeared to be his underling.
Drake is not the dragon; he is the boss, or otherwise the actual villain. But Evulz isn't his dragon either, just a harmless flunky, or even an innocent good guy all along. Drake has been using his name as an excuse to do evil.
Double Subverted: Ah, but General Wolfenstein, on the other hand, he is the real deal.
General Drake knows that he is working for a sick, twisted, despicable madman and thinks The Empire would be better off without him, or just desires to leave his employ.
General Drake is the top enforcer of his master and the guy who is constantly fighting the heroes, taking charge of wars and being the face of terror in The Empire- unsurprisingly, he is killed early on doing such dangerous work.
Emperor Evulz brutally reminds him of the status quo whenever Drake decides to plot against him.
Evulz kills Drake, and replaces him with a loyal new dragon.
Drake is killed, and Evulz replaces him with a more cautious and Genre Savvy new dragon.