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-->'''Wilson:''' So, all my viking dragon junk is actually real?
-->'''Garvey:''' Yes, that line of horsecrap you've been selling tourists for thirty years was actually true.
-->'''Wilson:''' Som'bitch.

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-->'''Wilson:''' So, all my viking dragon junk is actually real?
-->'''Garvey:'''
real?\\
'''Garvey:'''
Yes, that line of horsecrap you've been selling tourists for thirty years was actually true.
-->'''Wilson:'''
true.\\
'''Wilson:'''
Som'bitch.



* OurDragonsAreDifferent: The titular dragon is much like the dragons depicted in ''ReignOfFire'' and it is suggested that they are [[DinosaursAreDragons another breed of dinosaurs]]. It is also mentioned that dragons are related to [[SeaMonster sea serpents]] as dragons that are hatched in the seas will develop aquatic properties. Dragons are very hard to kill due to their hide being incredibly [[NighInvulnerability invulnerable]] to anything such as bullets and explosives, and have a [[TheAgeless very long lifespan]]. [[EnfantTerrible Infant dragons]] are especially dangerous as they are most invulnerable when first hatched, [[PlotRelevantAgeUp they can grow ten times their birth size within two or three days, and they will get more invulnerable as they grow bigger]]. Dragon eggs are also insanely but practically indestructible and making it impossible to prevent future dragon attacks, as the vikings went to extraordinary lengths to destroy the last egg such as bringing down an entire fortified wall on it which barely even scratch it. However, dragons can be wounded by weapons and armors made from dragon bone.

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* OurDragonsAreDifferent: The titular dragon is much like the dragons depicted in ''ReignOfFire'' ''Film/ReignOfFire'' and it is suggested that they are [[DinosaursAreDragons another breed of dinosaurs]]. It is also mentioned that dragons are related to [[SeaMonster sea serpents]] as dragons that are hatched in the seas will develop aquatic properties. Dragons are very hard to kill due to their hide being incredibly [[NighInvulnerability invulnerable]] to anything such as bullets and explosives, and have a [[TheAgeless very long lifespan]]. [[EnfantTerrible Infant dragons]] are especially dangerous as they are most invulnerable when first hatched, [[PlotRelevantAgeUp they can grow ten times their birth size within two or three days, and they will get more invulnerable as they grow bigger]]. Dragon eggs are also insanely but practically indestructible and making it impossible to prevent future dragon attacks, as the vikings went to extraordinary lengths to destroy the last egg such as bringing down an entire fortified wall on it which barely even scratch it. However, dragons can be wounded by weapons and armors made from dragon bone.


* PhonyVeteran: For years, local souvenir businessman Wilson boasts to everyone about his service in the Vietnam War. When the dragon attacked the town, Wilson claimed that he was [[DirtyCowardv a coward]] as this is how he survived the war. Later, he was approached by the self-made dragon slayers who want to recruit him into their team, in which Wilson declines and finally confesses that he lied about his service and his so-called war stories was to boost his business.

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* PhonyVeteran: For years, local souvenir businessman Wilson boasts to everyone about his service in the Vietnam War. When the dragon attacked the town, Wilson claimed that he was [[DirtyCowardv [[DirtyCoward a coward]] as this is how he survived the war. Later, he was approached by the self-made dragon slayers who want to recruit him into their team, in which Wilson declines and finally confesses that he lied about his service and his so-called war stories was to boost his business.


''A Town Called Dragon'' is a five issue mini-series by JuddWinick and Geoff Shaw and published by Legendary Comics.

The premise is the egg from the [[LastOfHisKind last surviving dragon]] was smuggled over to North America centuries ago by the vikings. By the modern day, a small town is built around the egg and establishing as a tourist destination eponymously called Dragon. Ultimately the dragon is accidentally awaken from its egg by a science team, forcing the regular town folks to battle for their lives.

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''A Town Called Dragon'' is a five issue mini-series by JuddWinick Creator/JuddWinick and Geoff Shaw and published by Legendary Comics.

The premise is the egg from the [[LastOfHisKind last surviving dragon]] was smuggled over to North America centuries ago by the vikings. By the modern day, a small town is built around the egg and establishing as a tourist destination eponymously called Dragon. Ultimately the dragon is accidentally awaken awakened from its egg by a science team, forcing the regular town folks to battle for their lives.


* CassandraTruth: Mickey earlier tried to warn everyone about what he discovered to be a terrorist cell up in Devil's Peak, but turns out to be a team of German scientists looking for the dragon egg. When he tried to warn the police about the dragon, he gets disbelieving looks until one of the officers found a huge pile of dragon dung with a severed human hand and then seeing the dragon's molted husk.

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* CassandraTruth: Mickey earlier tried to warn everyone about what he discovered to be a terrorist cell up in Devil's Peak, but turns out to be a team of German scientists looking for the dragon egg. When he tried to warn the police about the dragon, he gets disbelieving looks until one of the officers found a huge pile of dragon dung with a severed human hand in it and then seeing the dragon's molted husk.



* DyingTown

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* DyingTownDyingTown: The town of Dragon hasn't been seeing any revenues and growth in which the mayor is so desperately trying to turn the town into a tourist trap.



* MyGreatestFailure: [[spoiler:Mickey was too enthusiastic about mountain climbing that he neglected his family. When on a mountain climbing trip, his wife had enough and decided to stay behind with their five-year-old daughter. While Mickey went climbing, his wife and daughter died in a car accident. He believed that if he had stayed home and if they were with him then their deaths could have been avoided. Since then, Mickey quit his accounting job and moved to Dragon so he can kept climbing the mountains, which becomes more riskier as Cooper sadly thinks that Mickey is trying to kill himself out of guilt.]]

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* MyGreatestFailure: [[spoiler:Mickey was too enthusiastic about mountain climbing that he neglected his family. When on a mountain climbing trip, his wife had enough and decided to stay behind with their five-year-old daughter. While Mickey went climbing, his wife and daughter died in a car accident. He believed that if he had stayed home and if they were with him then their deaths could have been avoided. Since then, Mickey quit his accounting job and moved to Dragon so he can kept climbing the mountains, which becomes more riskier as Cooper sadly thinks that Mickey is [[DeathSeeker trying to kill himself out of guilt.guilt]].]]



* PhonyVeteran: For years, local souvenir businessman Wilson boasts to everyone about his service in the Vietnam War. When the dragon attacked the town, Wilson claimed that he was a coward as this how he survived the war. Later, he was approached by the self-made dragon slayers who want to recruit him into their team, in which Wilson declines and finally confesses that he lied about his service and his so-called war stories was to boost his business.

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* PhonyVeteran: For years, local souvenir businessman Wilson boasts to everyone about his service in the Vietnam War. When the dragon attacked the town, Wilson claimed that he was [[DirtyCowardv a coward coward]] as this is how he survived the war. Later, he was approached by the self-made dragon slayers who want to recruit him into their team, in which Wilson declines and finally confesses that he lied about his service and his so-called war stories was to boost his business.



* RagtagBunchOfMisfits:

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* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: Summed up by Mayor Foreman.



* RetiredBadass: Garvey is a retired C.I.A. field agent who had worked for thirty years and outright stated that he had made a lot of bad people "missing" and helped a few dictators to "retire," and hence it is why he takes charge to help the more inexperienced townspeople.
* RightManInTheWrongPlace: Malcolm came to Dragon because, in his words, it is "incredibly boring" until his knowledge in translating the viking scrolls proved very useful. He is also reluctant to join in killing the dragon because he is "a bookish, intellectual, coward" but get [[ResignedToTheCall called out]] by Garvey that even if he refuse to help the dragon will still come and devour everyone including Malcolm.

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* RetiredBadass: Garvey is a retired C.I.A. field agent who had worked for thirty years and outright stated that he had made a lot of bad people "missing" and helped a few dictators to "retire," and hence it is why he takes decides to take charge to help the more inexperienced townspeople.
* RightManInTheWrongPlace: Malcolm came to Dragon because, in his words, it is "incredibly boring" until his knowledge in translating the viking scrolls proved proves very useful. He is also reluctant initially [[RefusedTheCall reluctant]] to join in killing the dragon because he is "a bookish, intellectual, coward" but get [[ResignedToTheCall called out]] by Garvey that even if he refuse to help help, the dragon will still come and devour everyone including Malcolm.



** Also, like how Brody killed the shark, this is how Cooper killed the dragon[[spoiler:'s twin]].

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** Also, like how Sheriff Brody killed the shark, this is how Cooper killed the dragon[[spoiler:'s twin]].


* AccidentalTruth: It is part Wilson's profession of selling dragon merchandise to tourists. But once an actual dragon appears...

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* AccidentalTruth: It is part of Wilson's profession of selling dragon merchandise to tourists. But once an actual dragon appears...



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-->'''Mayor Foreman:''' You're going to take our diner owner, a half-ass blacksmith-waitress-sculptor, the local lunatic, some bookworm, and a couple teenage fire-bugs up a mountain to kill a monster.

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-->'''Mayor Foreman:''' You're going to take our [[RetiredBadass diner owner, owner]], a half-ass blacksmith-waitress-sculptor, [[TheBlacksmith blacksmith-waitress-sculptor]], the [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} local lunatic, lunatic]], some bookworm, [[{{Bookworm}} bookworm]], and a [[BombThrowingAnarchists couple teenage fire-bugs fire-bugs]] up a mountain to kill a monster.


* AllMythsAreTrue:

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* AllMythsAreTrue: AccidentalTruth: It is part Wilson's profession of selling dragon merchandise to tourists. But once an actual dragon appears...


* ChekhovsGunman: The kid who recorded the dragon attacking the town later [[InstantWebHit posted it on]] Website/YouTube and causing people flocking over to the town that killed the dragon[[spoiler:s]].


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* InstantWebHit: [[ChekhovsGunman The kid]] who recorded the dragon attacking the town later posted it on Website/YouTube and causing people flocking over to the town that killed the dragon[[spoiler:s]].


* TheHermit: Garvey is the local town hermit who rarely spoke to anyone and usually hangs to the background until revealing that he is more than just that when he start [[HiddenBadass shooting the dragon with an M-16 assault rifle]].

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* TheHermit: Garvey is the local town hermit who rarely spoke to anyone and usually hangs to the background until revealing that he is more than just that when he start [[HiddenBadass shooting spraying lead at the dragon with an M-16 assault rifle]].


* TheHermit: Garvey is the local town hermit who rarely spoke to anyone and usually hangs to the background until revealing that he is more than just that when he start [[HiddenBadass shooting the dragon with an M-16 assault rifle]].



* TheSheriff: Castro.



* ThereAreNoCoincidences: The story's central theme for the main characters, most particularly about Cooper.
* TheHermit: Garvey is the local town hermit who rarely spoke to anyone and usually hangs to the background until revealing that he is more than just that when he start [[HiddenBadass shooting the dragon with an M-16 assault rifle]].
* TheSheriff: Castro.


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* ThereAreNoCoincidences: The story's central theme for the main characters, most particularly about Cooper.


* PoliceAreUseless: The police are mostly composed of reserved deputies and that nothing serious above a [[NoodleIncident citation for public urination]] happened in the town. Although they did tried their best to fight the dragon until they get [[CurbStompBattle instantly incinerated by a single dragonbreath]].

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* PoliceAreUseless: The police are mostly composed of reserved deputies and that nothing serious above a [[NoodleIncident citation for public urination]] happened in the town. Although they did tried their best to fight the dragon (such as shooting at its eyes and mouth) until they get [[CurbStompBattle instantly incinerated by a single dragonbreath]].


* ChekhovsGunman: The kid who recorded the dragon attacking the town later posted it on Website/YouTube and causing people flocking over to the town that killed the dragon[[spoiler:s]].

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* ChekhovsGunman: The kid who recorded the dragon attacking the town later [[InstantWebHit posted it on on]] Website/YouTube and causing people flocking over to the town that killed the dragon[[spoiler:s]].


* ChekhovsGunman: The kid who recorded the dragon attacking the town later posted it on Main/YouTube and causing people flocking over to the town that killed the dragon[[spoiler:s]].

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* ChekhovsGunman: The kid who recorded the dragon attacking the town later posted it on Main/YouTube Website/YouTube and causing people flocking over to the town that killed the dragon[[spoiler:s]].


* ChekhovsGunman: The kid who recorded the dragon attacking the town later posted it on YouTube and causing people flocking over to the town that killed the dragon[[spoiler:s]].

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* ChekhovsGunman: The kid who recorded the dragon attacking the town later posted it on YouTube Main/YouTube and causing people flocking over to the town that killed the dragon[[spoiler:s]].


* TheHermit: Garvey is the local town hermit who rarely spoke to anyone and usually hangs to the background until revealing that he is more than just that when he start [[HiddenBadass shooting the dragon with an M-16 assault rifle]].


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* TheHermit: Garvey is the local town hermit who rarely spoke to anyone and usually hangs to the background until revealing that he is more than just that when he start [[HiddenBadass shooting the dragon with an M-16 assault rifle]].

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