Faerie dragons are small dragons in the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game. Similar to a pseudodragon, they are rarely hostile and roughly the size of a housecat, but have butterfly (fairy) wings instead of the bat-like wings dragons are more commonly shown with. Their in-game abilities also vary from other dragons in accordance with their fey-like tendency toward mischief.
The faerie dragon appeared in second edition for the Forgotten Realms setting in the Monstrous Compendium Forgotten Realms Appendix (1989), and reprinted in the Monstrous Manual (1993) under the "dragonet" entry.
Although small and cute, faerie dragons can be powerful if allowed to use their abilities, which include the power to induce confusion and euphoria in foes. Most faerie dragons are chaotic good in alignment, meaning they have a pure heart but are playful and unlikely to respect authority.
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