* 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 ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'', Lucius' CoDragons are [[spoiler: 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. [[spoiler: The Soldier]], by contrast, is [[TheVoiceless silent]], [[ColdSniper professional and deadly]].
** After [[spoiler: 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 [[spoiler: as he gets his mind back, a mole for the good guys]], leading to [[MadScientist Arnim Zola]] and [[SuperSoldier Baron Zemo]] taking their places.
* 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''.
** Especially in Mortality, and when Holmes is captured and tortured with an inch of his life....let's just say [[BewaretheNiceOnes Watson]] [[TranquilFury REALLY, REALLY wants to murder those responsible in what happened to his friend.]]
** 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.
* ''Fanfic/FriendshipIsMagicalGirls'': The Royal Drone Eskarrg [[spoiler: ([[FromNobodyToNightmare 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 ''[[FanFic/BloomingMoonChronicles Hecate's Orphanage]], Melinda the Sky Witch serves as this to [[spoiler: Loki]], often leading most of the attacks against Decretum in [[spoiler: his]] place.
* Freddy serves this role to Bookworm in ''Fanfic/ABetterClassOfCriminal''. Where Bookworm can't grant himself powers without losing his magic, he can give them to Freddy, and has.
* [[http://sharknob.deviantart.com/art/STREET-FIGHTER-DESTINY-DROID-LI-432375710 This alternate take on]] [[VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcomClashOfSuperheroes Shadow Lady]], a [[UnwillingRoboticization cyborgized]] [[ReforgedIntoAMinion and]] [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul brainwashed]] WhatIf PaletteSwap 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 CameBackWrong 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 RestrainingBolt to her programming so she remains fully obedient to Shadaloo at all times, essentially becoming a [[DarkActionGirl Dark Action]] RobotGirl. 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 OdangoHair are now RobotAntennae, 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 DarthVaderClone, 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 [[ArchnemesisMom their mother has been revived as a brainwashed and cyborgized killing machine]]. Also, neither Ryu nor Dan are aware that [[RoboticSpouse their former date]] has been revived as a {{Brainwashed}} RobotGirl. All in all, while Chun-Li is back again, she's now more of an EmptyShell, [[LaserGuidedAmnesia with no record of her old memories]] as they've been [[BlankSlate overridden]] with pre-programmed directives ordering her to be an [[ReforgedIntoAMinion emotionless and ruthless]] [[RoboticPsychopath assassin for Shadaloo]], essentially condemning her to a FateWorseThanDeath via DeathOfPersonality, LossOfIdentity and CyberneticsEatYourSoul. Even if her allies ever managed to revive her, [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone she would have to deal with the]] [[HeelRealization guilt of being a tool for Shadaloo]], not to mention the fact that [[RealityEnsues 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, [[AndIMustScream 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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