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    Dragonheart (1996) 
  • It's a good movie with a dragon in it (you'd be surprised at how many are not), where that dragon is a major character, and on top of that he's voiced by Sean Connery!
  • The fact that the effects for Draco still actually hold up after all these years, especially the incredible detail they used with his facial expressions, body movements and mannerisms, and even how his eyes follow the real people around him perfectly. Combine that with Connery's excellent voice acting and you've got one of the most unforgettable dragons on film.
  • While it ultimately fails and leads to a series of terrible consequences, the first peasant rebellion had one particularly awesome moment: while his troops are butchering the peasants, the cruel King Freyne separates himself from them and starts torching a few peasant houses. Cue Redbeard, the rebel leader and Kara's father, and a large group of armed peasants ambushing Freyne, surrounding him, dragging him from his horse, and hacking him to pieces. Bonus awesome for him sending the mob back to the battlefield once the king had been mortally wounded.
    • Freyne himself gets a small one in the aftermath, when Einon tries to take his crown. Freyne turns out to be Not Quite Dead and tries to stop him. Granted, he failed and succumbed to his wounds during the struggle, he deserves points for actually surviving that brutal beatdown, at least for a little while.
  • One scene that always stands out is when Kara and Brother Gilbert return to her village to try and rally support for a rebellion. The locals are unimpressed... until Bowen, recovered from his Heroic BSoD, returns on horseback and rides up to the crest of a nearby hill just in time for Draco to soar up, silhouetted against the sky. The image is striking enough to appear on the VHS and DVD covers.
    • Especially his deliciously snarky retort to the village leader when he's told "there is no fight against Einon."
    • The battle itself counts too, especially when Einon surveys the battlefield, watching the heroes and peasants cutting down his trained army like they were nothing (and Bowen being extra badass by Dual Wielding at the time), forcing him to give the order to retreat.
    • Brother Gilbert takes a level in badass during the battle as well. For the first half, he's hesitant to shoot anyone directly and instead opts to trigger switches to spring traps on the soldiers. It isn't until his To Be Lawful or Good moment and he directly shoots Einon when he finally drops all hesitation from then on.
    Brother Gilbert: Thou. Shalt. Not. Kill.
    • Granted, this moment is the direct cause of both Draco getting captured, and Einon realizing that if Draco dies, he dies... but it was an awesome moment while it lasted.
  • Bowen's EPIC this-is-what-I'm-fighting-for moment at Avalon. The sheer power of the scene is overwhelming.
  • The recitation/affirmation of the Old Code in the rain.
    "A Knight is sworn to Valor"
    "His Heart knows only Virtue"
    "His Might upholds the Weak"
    "His Blade defends the Helpless"
    "His Words speaks only Truth"
    • To clarify, it's the spirit of King Arthur himself giving Bowen a Dare to Be Badass speech by reciting the Old Code.
  • Draco was able to reach a stalemate and actually pin Bowen (a seasoned Dragonslayer who has killed many of his fellow dragons).

    Dragonheart: A New Beginning (2000) 
  • Drake telling Osric in his true form as the dragon Griffin that Geoff is his real brother, and the final battle between the two dragons. Ending with Drake unleashing an ice breath that freezes Griffin solid and Griffin shattering to pieces on impact. Then Drake shares his heart with Geoff and brings him back from the dead.
  • The fact that Drake himself was able to go toe to toe and actually defeat the much older, experienced and notably larger Griffin.

    Dragonheart 3: The Sorcerer's Curse (2015) 
  • As Gareth charges onto a battlefield to help Lorne and Rhonu, his act of valor restores Draco to his corporeal form before Brude recasts the curse on him and renders him ghostly again. Made even more awesome with the Dragonheart theme playing in the background.
  • Gareth recites lines from the Old Code as he fights Sir Horsa to save the dragon eggs. This is the act that frees the possessed Drago from the Sorcerer's Curse once and for all. Also gets high points for the Dragonheart theme playing.

    Dragonheart: Battle for the Heartfire (2017) 
  • Shortly after becoming queen, Mehgan "unarranges" an arranged marriage for one of her handmaidens and begins teaching the women of the kingdom how to fight, which comes in handy at the end.

    Dragonheart: Vengeance (2020) 
  • Throughout the franchise, while the dragons have killed humans before (often by setting said unlucky humans on fire), Siveth dispatches Snake (who has gravely wounded Lukas) by scooping her up in her jaws and shaking her like a ragdoll breaking every bone in her body before tossing her into the river.


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