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This index is for works that focus on dragons. A work just having a dragon does not qualify. The dragon must be one of the main characters, the main threat, or otherwise central to the plot. Such works will invariably include one or more Dragon Tropes.
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Not to be confused with The Dragon except for when the latter is an actual dragon.

Also see the related indexes Elf Works, Fairy Fiction, Genie Works, Goblin Works, Leprechaun Fiction, Mermaid Media, and Unicorn Works.


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    Anime and Manga 
  • Bakugan: Drago, who can actually curl up into a tiny ball when he's not fighting. There's also Dharak, Rubanoid, Plitheon, Avior, Wayvern, Naga, Percival, Hydranoid, and Helios, all of whom are either dragons or dragon-like beings.
  • Cardfight!! Vanguard: Many of the more powerful cards are dragons, and many characters have used at least one at some point. Most of the Kagero and Narukami clans are outright dragon-themed, and Tachikaze make heavy use of Dinosaurs Are Dragons.
  • Dawn of the Seeker: Is an anime tie-in to the Dragon Age franchise.
  • Digimon:
    • Digimon Adventure 02: Davis' Digimon partner is Veemon, a humanoid blue dragon-type Digimon with two legs, two arms, and a tail.
    • Digimon Tamers: Guilmon, Takato's Digimon partner, looks like a draconic theropod dinosaur with two arms (three claws on each one) two legs with clawed feet allowing for plantigrade or digitigrade stances, and a tail as well.
    • Digimon Xros Wars: Dorbickmon's army is composed entirely of dragon Digimon, except that he expands the definition of dragon to include anything even remotely reptilian.
  • Dragon Ball: The titular Dragon Balls can summon a wish-granting magical dragon named Shenron.
  • Dragon Drive
  • Dragon Goes House-Hunting
  • Dragon Half
  • Dragonaut: The Resonance
  • Drifting Dragons: In a setting where The Sky Is an Ocean, crew members of an airship hunt dragons for food and as a job. Dragons are more akin to (deep) sea life rather than giant winged lizards.
  • Duel Masters: Shobu's signature card is Bolshack Dragon. There are four types of dragons: zombie dragons, "wyverns" that look like dragons but don't count as them (uh...), "Dragonoid" lizardmen, and giant reptiles called Dune Geckos.
  • Fairy Tail: The series' dragons are a mix of both Western and Eastern versions, whereby their physical form resembles the Western versions but like the Eastern dragons are highly intelligent and possesses insane amount of magic that overpowers almost all humans.
  • How to Keep a Mummy features Isao the dragon among its cast of Fun Size monsters.
  • Legendz: It's a story about a boy and his dragon
  • Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid
  • Spirited Away: Haku, a.k.a. the spirit of the Kohaku river, is an Eastern Dragon who's able to take on a humanoid form.
  • Yona of the Dawn
  • Yu-Gi-Oh!: Kaiba has his iconic Blue-Eyes White Dragon, Joey has Red-Eyes Black Dragon, and Yugi has both Curse of Dragon and Winged Dragon-Guardian of the Fortress. Additionally, two of the three Egyptian Gods are dragons (the Winged Dragon of Ra and Slifer the Sky Dragon) and three of the most five powerful monsters are dragons (Dragon Master Knight, Five-Headed Dragon, and Malefic Truth Dragon).
    • Yu-Gi-Oh! GX: Many of the characters' trump cards are dragons, have "dragon/dragoon" in their name, or actually resemble dragons.
    • Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's: The main and signature cards of the heroes are the Signer Dragons. They are Stardust Dragon, Red Dragon Archfield, Black Rose Dragon, Ancient Fairy Dragon, Black Feathered Dragon, and Life Stream Dragon.
    • Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL: Yuma has Number 17: Leviathan Dragon, a monster that can power itself up twice, and ZW Tornado Bringer. Kite has Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon and his upgrade Neo Galaxy-Eyes. While not technically a dragon, Shark's Shark Drake is very draconian. Kaito's Robot Buddy Orbital 7 uses a deck with an XYZ called Googly-Eyes Drum Dragon, which is also incredibly powerful but technically a Machine.
    • Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V: We have Yuya's Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon, Beast-Eyes Pendulum Dragon, Rune-Eyes Pendulum Dragon and Odd-Eyes Rebellion Dragon. There's also Yuto's Dark Rebellion Xyz Dragon, Yugo's Clear Wing Synchro Dragon, Yuri's Starve Venom Fusion Dragon, and Jack's Red Wyvern and Scarlight Red Dragon Archfiend. You can also count Constellar Ptolemy M7, who is very dragon-like despite being a Machine.
    • Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS: Yusaku has Firewall Dragon. Revolver has three ace Dragons, though only one (Borreload) is an actual Dragon-Type. The others are Machine (Cracking Dragon), Cyberse, and Topologic Bomber Dragon.

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    Fairy Tales 

    Fan Works 

    Films — Animation 

    Films — Live-Action 

    Franchises 
  • Breath of Fire: Each dragon form you can take has a different appearance, as well as move set and strength.
  • Digimon: There are several species who are considered dragons and distinguishable by the suffix dramon (although not always, most predominantly in the Four Great Dragons group) in their name.
  • Dragon Age
  • Dragon Ball
  • Drakengard: Dragons are among the most powerful of magical creatures. Often cynical and proud, they were originally created by the gods to guard the world and purge humanity. In times sense however, dragons turned against their creators and waged their own conflict to gain control of the world. They also possess Evolutionary Levels, allowing them to adapt as needed.
  • Fire Emblem: Dragons, referred to as Manaketes, and their relations to humans form the crux of several of the series' plots
  • Godzilla: The titular character's arch-enemy is King Ghidorah, a three-headed dragon monster. There's also Manda, an aquatic Eastern dragon that fights and loses to the Gotengo. If you count dinosaurs as dragons, the titular Godzilla may count as well.
  • How to Train Your Dragon
  • Metroid: Ridley is a space pirate dragon and The Dragon in almost every game.
  • Spyro the Dragon: The titular hero of the series is a purple Western dragon whose enemies are usually dragons themselves.
  • Yu-Gi-Oh!: There are a number of dragons, and Kazuki Takahashi has stated "anything can become a dragon", and any motif can work so long as it shares the most basic, recognizable aspects of dragons.
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    Gamebooks 
  • Draconomicon
  • Eye of the Dragon: You play an adventurer seeking two gems called the Eye of the Dragon, which can unlock an underground chamber containing a valuable golden dragon statue as tall as yourself. However, said chamber is guarded by a powerful Black Dragon.
  • Legend of Zagor: War Dragons were a race of powerful, fierce, magic-wielding evil dragons, raised by the Bone Demon to act as his vassals. One of them is still alive and protects Zagor's hideout. Also, a powerful Bone Dragon can be encountered in the dungeons of Castle Argent.
  • Night Dragon: The titular villain is an eons-old monster that existed before time itself, and your role as the hero is to prevent its awakening. The Night Dragon's worshippers are led by the evil Bone Stalker Mage, a powerful Draconic Humanoid that initiates the massacre of entire populations of both humans and dragons; thankfully, on your side, you are assisted by the Dragon Conclave, an alliance of lawful dragons who wants to prevent the Night Dragon's awakening as well.
  • Temple of Terror: There are five dragons. They can be summoned by an artifact and, apparently, just one of them is strong enough to ensure victory to a whole army of evil (which, considering that in other books you can fight dragons in hard but doable battles, is kinda odd).

    Light Novels 
  • Dragon Crisis!
  • High School D×D: There are a lot of dragons, and they're considered the most powerful race in-universe. Issei, the protagonist, is considered one even though he's still a human-devil hybrid (he was killed at the beginning of the story and reincarnated into a devil) because he has a dragon sealed in his left arm named Ddraig, a Welsh dragon.
  • Slayers: The godly race usually take on the form of Western-style dragons, but they can assume human form if they so wish. Filia, a character from the third season, is a Golden Dragon (a race of dragons who are incredibly small but also incredibly intelligent and magical) who apparently isn't much used to her form as a blonde human female, her pointed tail frequently popping out from under her dress whenever she's emotionally excited.
  • Unlimited Fafnir: Dragons are powerful alien beings, although many of them still look remotely reptilian.

    Literature 

    Live-Action TV 
  • Game of Thrones: Based upon the book series A Song of Ice and Fire
  • Kamen Rider:
    • Kamen Rider Agito: The eponymous character is a western dragon based humanoid and the show implies that humans will become like Agito.
    • Kamen Rider Ryuki: The hero, Ryuki, forms a contract with the dragon Dragredder and can use its power. A tie-in movie also features Ryuki's and Dragredder's Evil Twins, Ryuga and Dragblacker.
    • Kamen Rider Kiva: While the series primarily themed around vampires, Kiva is assisted by a dragon-castle named Castle Doran, and a smaller second dragon named Tatsulot serves as his Super Mode Transformation Trinket. He can also transform into a dragon-bat-like form as part of said Super Mode.
    • Kamen Rider Wizard: There's an evil dragon monster sealed within the titular character, serving as the source of his powers.
    • Kamen Rider Build: Build's ally and series Deuteragonist Kamen Rider Cross-Z uses draconic powers.
    • Kamen Rider Saber: Both Saber and Calibur channel the powers of dragons (or, technically, stories of dragons) in their Rider forms.
  • Merlin (2008): The dragon Kilgharrah is a recurring character for the first three seasons, serving as a mentor and ally to Merlin. The title character himself is revealed to be a Dragonlord, allowing him to communicate with and tame dragons.
  • Through the Dragon's Eye

    Music 

    Myths, Religion, and Folklore 

    Puppet Shows 

    Tabletop Games 
  • Dragon Dice
  • Dragon Strike
  • Duel Masters: This CCG is fond of horrible, destructive, scaly things.
  • Dungeons & Dragons
  • Earthdawn: There are both hydras and venomous dragons.
  • Epyllion: An idealistic tabletop game about redemption and friendship with dragons of all shapes, colors, and sizes.
  • FireBorn You play as ancient dragons reincarnated as humans in the Victorian period recovering memories and items of power from your scattered hoards to defend the world today against ruinous powers. You play as full dragons in extended flashbacks.
  • Magic: The Gathering: Dragons are the iconic creatures (that is, a large, powerful creature that shows up as a rare card once a set) of Red (the color of chaos, fire, mountains and raw emotion), although they've showed up in all other colors with less frequency.
  • Trogdor!! The Board Game: Based on the dragon from the web series Homestar Runner and the world in which said dragon is the focus of.
  • Yu-Gi-Oh!: There are elemental dragons, dragons from different mythologies, dragons from different dimensions, and Darker and Edgier versions of already-existing dragons.

    Theatre 

    Theme Parks 

    Video Games 

    Visual Novels 
  • Angels With Scaly Wings: There are four-legged dragons with or without wings, wyverns, and ones that stand upright. Ones with wings are referred to as Fliers, and upright ones as Runners.
  • Dra+Koi: An Eroge about an injured dragon who transforms herself into a human girl to heal herself, then falls madly in love with the protagonist. Obviously NSFW.
  • Marco and the Galaxy Dragon
  • Rose of Winter: One of the four people Rosemary is escorting for the main plot is a secret dragon.

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    Western Animation 
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