The Dragon / Fanfic

  • The Battle Royale based 72 Hours has Mike V as this to Joel. The latter is the head of the 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 The Private Diary of Elizabeth Quatermain has an unnamed invisible man stalking the protagonist on behalf of the Big Bad. The Big Bad 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 Big Bad can torment her.
  • In Child of the Storm, Lucius' Co-Dragons are the Winter Soldier and Gravemoss. Gravemoss is far more powerful, but as recent displays have shown, far less subtle and far harder to control. The Soldier, by contrast, is silent, professional and deadly.
    • After Lucius takes over HYDRA, the former becomes more of a weapon to be pointed at enemies, while the latter steadily shifts from dragon to remote controlled mook and as he gets his mind back, a mole for the good guys, leading to Arnim Zola and Baron Zemo taking their places.
  • One of the major agents of the Villain Protagonist's private army, (in the Mass Effect fanfic The Council Era), an asari known as Adaria, serves as The Dragon for the salarian politician, Tyrin Lieph's. Her primary motivation and reasoning for her loyalty to him is My Master, Right or Wrong. 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 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, The Curse of Blood seems to have the brainwashed Valvatorez as this for the mysterious Big Bad, Milady.
  • The Immortal Game: Nihilus and General Esteem initially share the role, but after Nihilus is defeated, Esteem takes on full Dragon duties.
  • Colonel Sebastian Moran is this to Professor Moriarty in the Sherlock Holmes stories, and most fics play this straight, including the Deliver Us From Evil Series.
  • Abyssgreymon serves as a literal dragon to Alphamon in Transcendence: Digital Curse. However, he is not a willing one, and would probably turn on Alphamon in an instant if he could.
  • In the Death Note fic Low Light Matsuda becomes this for Light/Kira (taking A Level In Badass along the way) as he becomes Kira's mysterious personal bodyguard and gets assigned a dramatic costume of menacing black body armor that would make Darth Vader proud.
  • Discord has several Dragons over the course of the Pony POV Series:
  • Calvin and Hobbes: The Series has Shadow, who has complete loyalty to Thunderstorm.
  • There are a couple of such characters in The Tainted Grimoire.
  • In My Little Mages: The Nightmare's Return, of all of Nightmare Moon's servants, the Grand Master of the Shadow Blades definitely holds seniority. He also happens to be Pinkie's father.
  • The Powers Of Harmony: After Cetus comes out of hiding and steals Celestia's body, she then sticks Nightmare Moon's essence in Rarity, rechristens her Eclipse, and forces her to serve as her Dragon. Since Eclipse created Cetus in the first place, she's naturally unhappy about this.
  • Destroyah in The Bridge 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 at the moment.
  • Queen of All Oni: Ikazuki to Tarakudo, as per canon. And when he temporarily takes control of the Shadow Hand, he forcibly 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.
    • Co-Dragons: 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 The Brute), as could Jade's foreman (first Valmont, later Blankman).
      • Though once 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.
    • Ambition and Fury seem to share the role for the Queen.
  • In the Harry Potter Dark Fic A Shattered Prophecy Harry is this to Voldemort, having been raised from birth to be the Dark Lord's assassin.
  • In Yognapped, Notch has the commander of the Valkyrie Army, the Valkryie Commander. She's a veteran badass who can stay airborne while swinging a BFS and wearing a suit of Scary Impractical Armor, and her Establishing Character Moment has her knocking one of the only true gods in existence unconscious and proceeding to kidnap him.
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic Dark Fic Twilight Revised has a Brainwashed and Crazy Twilight Sparkle becoming this to "Celestia," who is in fact Nightmare Moon.
  • Angela's Pet Monster: Sylvia Schneider acts as this to Waternoose.
  • Scorpan in The Warmistress of Equestria is the Dragon to Tirac; currently he acts as The Heavy, engineering a war against Equestria so Tirac can grow strong enough to break out of the Warp.
  • Friendship Is Magical Girls: The Royal Drone Eskarrg (formerly Snails) takes on this role among the Changelings during the Loyalty Arc, leading them in the name of Chrysalis while she's cut off in her dimension.
  • In ''Hecate's Orphanage, Melinda the Sky Witch serves as this to Loki, often leading most of the attacks against Decretum in his place.
  • Freddy serves this role to Bookworm in A Better Class of Criminal. Where Bookworm can't grant himself powers without losing his magic, he can give them to Freddy, and has.
  • This alternate take on Shadow Lady, a cyborgized and brainwashed What If? Palette Swap of Chun-Li. Instead of being forcibly kidnapped by Shadaloo, (as she was in the game), Chun-Li dies 15 minutes after giving birth, and it's unknown who the child's father was, as she was dating Ryu and Dan at the same time. Hearing that Chun-Li died, Shadaloo decided to steal her body, as she wasn't properly buried with the purpose of turning her into a pawn against Interpol. Fast forward 30 years later, she Came Back Wrong as an ultra high-tech Cyborg killing machine developed by Shadaloo. When the task was completed, they turned her into a living weapon, complete with a new name and transformed her into M. Bison's top assassin. Before her transformation into Shadow Lady, Chun-Li routinely foiled Shadaloo's plans at every turn, so it's apparent that her cyborgization was done in retaliation for her foiling many of their plans. And unlike Shadow (a cyborgified Charlie Nash), who escaped shortly after being transformed, Shadaloo added a Restraining Bolt to her programming so she remains fully obedient to Shadaloo at all times, essentially becoming a Dark Action Robot Girl. Since then, Bison, who had been looking for a potential new test subject for creating a prototype super soldier for Shadaloo after Shadow fled, found this in his arch-nemesis Chun-Li. Shadaloo had vastly improved on the conversion process since then, and it was only fitting that the one constant pain in Bison's side be given this 'honor', and hopefully, turn her into their main pawn against Interpol. But unlike Shadow (a cyborgized Charlie), who only received a few mechanical upgrades, Shadow Lady was designed to be a complete robot and be enslaved to her programming so she won't rebel against Shadaloo and follow their orders at all times. Designed to be the ultimate anti-Interpol weapon, she was sent out by the heinous Shadaloo leader to gather information on her former allies so they too could be turned into mindless cyborgs like Chun-Li and Charlie Nash were. It's unknown how much of Shadow Lady's body is organic and how much is mechanical, but it's speculated that much of her body, apart from her brain is full of servos, wires, circuit boards and motors. It's possible that M. Bison may have used the same technology on her that was used to create Cyber-Akuma. Even her iconic Odango Hair are now Robot Antennae, as it's speculated that she is receiving orders from Shadaloo and that she is being controlled via remote control. And given that she no longer breathes, her face is given a breathing apparatus, making her a female Darth Vader Clone, so expect her voice to either sound metallic or machine-like as well if possible, which is tied to the mask. As Shadow Lady, her formerly cheerful personality was obliterated, her body's physiology altered so it experienced no emotion apart from being an soulless and emotionless killing machine and serving as M. Bison's right-hand; and in essence, she is essentially a completely different person inhabiting her body and mind, and serves as nothing but a weapon against Interpol. Upon completion, her programming was complemented by extensive exercise to tone her muscles and combat training to ensure that she had all the skills required, including the use of a variety of weapons, though she would rarely need to use them. With her training complete, Shadow Lady's speed, combat skills and stealth capabilities made her the ideal assassin for Shadaloo. In a short period of time, this what-if version of Chun-Li goes from a strong-willed woman to a completely submissive gynoid working for one of the most notorious gaming bosses. What's sad to see that if her child (who may have been grown up by now) decides to fight her, they don't know that their mother has been revived as a brainwashed and cyborgized killing machine. Also, neither Ryu nor Dan are aware that their former date has been revived as a Brainwashed Robot Girl. All in all, while Chun-Li is back again, she's now more of an Empty Shell, with no record of her old memories as they've been overridden with pre-programmed directives ordering her to be an emotionless and ruthless assassin for Shadaloo, essentially condemning her to a Fate Worse Than Death via Death of Personality, Loss of Identity and Cybernetics Eat Your Soul. Even if her allies ever managed to revive her, she would have to deal with the guilt of being a tool for Shadaloo, not to mention the fact that being a minion for Shadaloo wouldn't magically go away overnight should she become a good person again. It's also been implied that deep down, the old Chun-Li is still there on some level, and is at least partially aware of what she has done. But she's now a roboticized assassin-droid, so she has no control over the actions of what her body does.

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