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This list of dragons is subsidiary to the list of fictional animals and is a collection of various notable draconic characters that appear in various works of fiction. It is limited to well-referenced examples of dragons in literature, film, television, comics, animation and video games.

Music[edit]

Puff, the Magic Dragon: Fictional green dragon

Literature[edit]

Name Source Author Notes
Ancalagon the Black Legendarium J.R.R. Tolkien The greatest dragon ever to live, created by the Dark Lord Melkor, destroyed by Eärendil during the War of Wrath.
Chrysophylax Dives Farmer Giles of Ham Tolkien[A 1] A wily dragon who engages in a battle of wills with Farmer Giles and loses.
Dagurashibanipal Grunts! Mary Gentle An ancient dragon, whose looted horde provides a tribe of orcs with the means to rise above their cannon-fodder station in the Evil Horde of Darkness.
Dragon Jane and the Dragon Baynton[A 2] A very good friend of Jane, 300 years in age and an orphan.
Drogon A Song of Ice and Fire George R. R. Martin A black-red dragon, recently hatched by Daenerys Targaryen. It is the largest and most vicious of her three dragons.
Errol Guards! Guards! Pratchett[A 3] Small, underdeveloped dragon given to the Watch of Ankh-Morpork as a mascot by Sybil Ramkin.
Faranth Dragonriders of Pern McCaffrey[A 4] The last gold dragon hatched from the first dragon hatching on Pern, and the most influential dragon in Pernese history.
Fírnen Inheritance Paolini[A 5] A green, young, and kind dragon who has Arya as his rider.
Glaedr Brisingr Paolini[A 5] An old, golden, and wise dragon who had Oromis as his rider.
Glaurung The Silmarillion Tolkien[A 1] The first of the Dragons, and main antagonist in the tale of The Children of Húrin. His main characteristics are the absence of wings and his ability to manipulate human minds.
Hasai Steel Dragon Glenn[A 6] A gun-metal blue dragon with a mane of razor sharp spines running down its neck. It possesses the ability to change size and revert to human form at will. Main protagonist of the series. Ability to summon and control storms and store and channel lightning. Never published except in a running web diary format.
Icefyre "The Tawny Man" Hobb[A 7] A black male dragon buried under ice who breaks free to mate with Tintaglia, a blue dragon, to save the dragon race.
Igjarjuk "Memory, Sorrow, & Thorn" Williams An Ancient ice dragon who dwells far in the north of Osten Ard.
Katla The Brothers Lionheart Lindgren[A 8] A fictional female dragon from the Swedish children's book.
Montague Bunsen-Burner Dragon Boy King-Smith[A 9] A dragon on a human-free diet who finds and raises an orphaned boy John. He has a wife named Albertina and gains a daughter named Lucky.
Mnementh Dragonriders of Pern McCaffrey[A 4] The bronze dragon ridden by F'lar, Weyrleader of Benden Weyr.
Moon Baby Unicorn and Baby Dragon Marzollo[A 10] A young dragon named to match the crescent mark on his head. Became a great friend of Star after the Eight-Horn Friendship Spell in the prequel The Baby Unicorn.
Norberta Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Rowling[A 11] Previously named Norbert, she is a Norwegian Ridgeback dragon that Hagrid had acquired as an egg from a mysterious, hooded stranger in the Hog's Head. Hagrid raises Norbert until Harry, Ron, and Hermione finally persuade Hagrid to send the dragon to Ron’s older brother Charlie. In The Deathly Hallows, Charlie Weasley reveals to Hagrid that the dragon is female and had been renamed Norberta.
Ramoth Dragonriders of Pern McCaffrey[A 4] The golden queen dragon ridden by Lessa of Benden Weyr and Ruatha Hold.
Rhaegal A Song of Ice and Fire George R. R. Martin A green dragon, recently hatched by Daenerys Targaryen.
Ruth Dragonriders of Pern McCaffrey[A 4] The white, sport dragon ridden by Lord Jaxom of Ruatha Hold. Ruth was a throwback, retaining an unusually acute memory and a precise sense of when he was in time. Instrumental in accomplish the final end of Thread.
Saphira Eragon Paolini[A 5] A kind, fierce, and blue dragon who has Eragon as her rider.
Smaug The Hobbit Tolkien[A 1] A greedy and wicked golden-red dragon who slaughtered Thrór's dwarf clan along with the town of Dale and took the dwarves' treasure. While Bilbo Baggins talked with Smaug, he found a weak spot in Smaug's impenetrable scales. Hearing this from the Thrush the archer Bard killed Smaug.
Temeraire Temeraire Novik[A 12] A black Chinese Celestial whose captain is William Laurence.
Thorn Eldest Paolini[A 5] A red, immature, and vicious dragon who has Murtagh as his rider.
Tintaglia "The Liveship Traders" Hobb[A 7] A female blue dragon, believed to be the last of her kind. She ultimately mates with Icefyre and saves the dragon race.
Eldrax The Paper Bag Princess Munsch[A 13] A dragon who destroys Princess Elizabeth's kingdom and kidnaps her beloved Prince Ronald. Princess Elizabeth defeats the dragon by getting him to show off his full skills, exhausting him.
Viserion A Song of Ice and Fire George R. R. Martin A cream-white dragon, recently hatched by Daenerys Targaryen.
Author name legend
  1. ^ a b c J. R. R. Tolkien
  2. ^ Martin Baynton
  3. ^ Terry Pratchett
  4. ^ a b c d Anne McCaffrey
  5. ^ a b c d Christopher Paolini
  6. ^ Michael H. Glenn
  7. ^ a b Robin Hobb
  8. ^ Astrid Lindgren
  9. ^ Dick King-Smith
  10. ^ Jean Marzollo
  11. ^ J.K. Rowling
  12. ^ Naomi Novik
  13. ^ Robert Munsch

Film[edit]

Name Film Notes
Buraki Dragon War Buraki is the main antagonist of the 2007 movie Dragon Wars, he is a giant Snake-like creature who was corrupted to gather the power to become the new Celestial Dragon, he is the leader of an army formed by Dragons, Dinosaurs and Frog-like creatures. Buraki is ruthless, despised and Malevolent he seeks the power to Destroy the world and form a new one (a goal similar to Malefor's), his personality is demonic as well seeking power at any cost, he won't stop even if he has to kill anyone. The legend says that every 500 years a young girl is chosen to turn the Imoogi into a celestial Dragon, to gain this the Imoogi must be good and benefit the human alongside the army, all Imoogis fulfilled that destiny except one: Buraki, Buraki always wanted to be a Celestial Dragon but his wish wasn't fulfilled and tried to get it in a bad way, he first tried to catch the girl who had that power but failed to capture her. Buraki returns to find the new woman who can turn him into a Dragon but he is defeated by the good Imoogi who turns into the Celestial Dragon and kills him.
Bio Dragon Dragon Fighter With no official name, fans of the film have referred to this dragon as Bio Dragon or Genetic Dragon. It is able to breathe fire, moves in traditional theropodian way, has long dexterous arms and wings. Horned and spined like many other fictional dragons, has a stony grey-black color. According to the film, the dragon is warm-blooded.[citation needed]
Draco Dragonheart Voiced by Sean Connery, the last remaining dragon.
Drake, Griffin Dragonheart: A New Beginning Voiced by Robby Benson, voiced by Harry Von Gorkum.
Drago Dragonheart 3: The Sorcerer's Curse Voiced by Ben Kingsley
Dagahra Mothra 2: The Undersea Battle Dagahra, was a creature that consume the pollution that the Nilai Kanai produced, thus cleansing the waters. Dagahra did consume pollution, as it was constructed to, but produced a toxic side effect: bariums. Releasing thousands of the acidic sea stars from its body, Dagahra destroyed its creators, then fell into a deep slumber below the waves. Several thousand years later, Dagahra was reawakened by a new insurgence of pollution into its domain. Awakening to fulfill its purpose once again, the toxic monster emerged from its lair, consuming man's waste and releasing its deadly spawn. Soon, the oceans ran red with its lethal sea-stars. Then, it emerged itself, spreading destruction to the land dwellers that feed it so much waste. Later in the movie he battles a new mothra named Mortha Leo then transforms into Rainbow Mothra and the kaiju was finally killed.
Desghidorah Mothra Desghidorah is another Japanese fiction monster that resembles King Ghirdoah, but different from his counterpart. Desghidorah is a main antagonist who tries to destroy everything in his sight and wipeout the planet. But Mothra battles the monster, then she defeats Desghiorah and seals him back in the earth.
Falkor The Neverending Story A Luckdragon and friend of Atreyu and Bastian. He is the only luckdragon to appear, although five others are mentioned in passing. he has an elongated, winged body and many white scales and hairs on the length of his body that can appear pink. The form of his head is described less precisely, though his eyes are mentioned as being the color of rubies. Falkor has distinctive canine features.
Golden Dragon Beowulf Born from Grendel's mother and son of Beowulf.
Grand King Ghidorah Mothra 3: King Ghidorah Attacks Grand King Ghidorah first came to Earth 130 million years ago in his younger form, Creatceous King Ghidorah, and drained the life of almost every creature on the planet. With this done, the space demon encased himself in a meteor to leave the Earth, living thanks to all the life-essence he had taken. However Grand King Ghidorah descended upon the Earth again during a meteor shower, seeking to use the planet's children as a new source of life, but eventually began going after adults as well. Grand King Ghidorah transported his prey to an enormous pulsating dome that he hid within the Fuji forest. Mothra Leo showed up to fight against the monster, but was completely overpowered. Knowing he had no chance of beating Grand King Ghidorah now, Leo managed to transport himself back in time to face Cretaceous King Ghidorah and apparently defeated it. However one of the space demon's tails was cut off in the fight and burrowed into the Earth, regenerating into a new Grand King Ghidorah that appeared on the day that the first one had. Meanwhile, Leo was on the point of death after the battle, but was encased in a cocoon by a trio of ancient armored Mothra caterpillars. Meanwhile, in 1999, Grand King Ghidorah was collecting more prey, now with nothing to oppose him. However the space demon soon found opposition as the ancient cocoon that Mothra Leo had been encased in opened, releasing the far more powerful Armor Mothra. Grand King Ghidorah engaged this new opponent, but his attacks did nothing against his new opponent's armored body and Armor Mothra succeeded in destroying the space demon.
King Ghidorah Godzilla A kaiju, a fictional Japanese monster featured in several of Toho Studios' Godzilla films. Ghidorah appears as an armless, three-headed dragon with large wings and two tails. (physically, a combination of a Wyvern and a Hydra).
Monster X/Kaiser Ghidorah Godzilla: Final Wars Godzilla ventured deep into the heart of Tokyo, seeking out an evil from another world. An alien civilization, known as the Xiliens, were attempting to conquer Earth, and Godzilla was the last hope of a dying people. As the gargantuan guardian continued to approach the mothership, an ancient asteroid known as Gorath was approaching the planet at high speed. When Godzilla noticed the meteor, the nuclear behemoth fired his atomic ray. After a few moments, a huge explosion enveloped the celestial body, turning the once shining metropolis into a desolate graveyard. Godzilla stood amidst the wreckage, in the center of an immense crater. As he looked on, he witnessed the arrival of his greatest challenge yet. It was Monster X, and in the vast ruins of Tokyo, the two beasts began to battle savagely, with neither gaining a clear advantage. Luckily, assistance would soon arrive for the forces of good. Mothra, the winged guardian, arrived to thwart Monster X's attempts to destroy Godzilla. The living tapestry of colors was forced to deal with the Xiliens' newest weapon, however. A fully modified Gigan appeared, and it rendered Mothra unconscious as it began to assist Monster X in Godzilla's defeat. Soon thereafter, Mothra returned to the fray and began to assist Godzilla. She fought Gigan, and in the midst of their battle, both were killed. Only Godzilla and Monster X were left standing. Beams were exchanged, and the city erupted in a roaring conflagration. Godzilla rose to his feet amongst the flames, as Monster X began to reveal his true identity. In truth, Monster X was a titanic, three-headed space dragon known as Keizer Ghidorah. The final battle for the fate of the planet had only just begun. As the Xiliens' reign of terror was finally coming to the close, the showdown between Godzilla and Keizer Ghidorah had just begun. It appeared as though Godzilla was going to procure an immediate advantage, but the space demon turned out to be much stronger than anticipated. Its three gravity beams tore into Godzilla and knocked the proud creature to the ground. Godzilla was dragged across the entire city by the saffron streaks of lightning, and Keizer Ghidorah proceeded to sink its teeth into the gargantuan guardian, absorbing the very life force out of Godzilla. It appeared as though Keizer Ghidorah would soon become the new monster king; it appeared as though Earth would soon suffer the full wrath of this terrible tyrant! Humankind had something to say about it, however. The Gotengo charged and fired a beam at Godzilla. This was no ordinary beam, however. Godzilla was given the power of Keizer, an ancient energy procured from the Xiliens that would give extraordinary abilities to whomever possessed it. With this power, Godzilla was able to send a pulse of energy throughout its body, releasing Keizer Ghidorah's tight grip. The revived reptile fired his atomic ray at Keizer Ghidorah's middle head, causing it to explode! The cunning creature forced the hateful hydra's right head to send a gravity beam scorching into its left, leaving the grotesque dragon mangled and maimed. The limp body of the once tyrannical titan was hurled into the sky, and a hyper spiral ray followed. The motionless body flew far into the atmosphere and erupted into a million pieces. Godzilla roared in victory, for this awful oppressor was finally defeated.
Smaug The Hobbit (film series) A powerful, fearsome black dragon who terrorizes the people of Dale, Lake-town and the Dwarves of Erebor.
Vermithrax Pejorative Dragonslayer A flying red dragon who demands tribute from the Kingdom of Urland. Hero Galen Bradwarden learns, however, that Vermithrax is using the sacrifices to feed its young—three red dragon hatchlings.
Unnamed dragons Reign of Fire Various dragons feature prominently as dangerous animals throughout the film.
Unnamed dragons Dungeons & Dragons A failed attempt to control a gold dragon with a "rod" created by Profion is shown at the beginning of the film and two "dragon armies"-one of which is gold-the other-red-are featured in the Battle of Sumdall and The Empire of Izmir during the climax of the film.

Television[edit]

Name Series Notes
Pufnstuf Pufnstuf The mayor of Living Island, and a creation of Sid & Marty Kroft.
Aithusa Merlin A young white dragon that is rescued, hatched and named by Merlin. It later saves Morgana's life by healing her wounds.
Drogon Game of Thrones A black-red dragon, recently hatched by Daenerys Targaryen. It is the largest and most vicious of her three dragons.
Kilgharrah Merlin An ancient dragon (voiced by John Hurt) imprisoned by Uther Pendragon below Camelot. Thought to be the last of its kind.
Pyre Mystic Knights of Tir Na Nog An ancient Dragon associated with the Mystic Knight of Fire. Intolerant to human presence at first, he soon comes to admire Rohan, and later recognizes the Knight as Draganta, the legendary hero. Fiercely the rival of Tyrune the Hydra. Pyre wears a gemmed cuirass, through which he presumably makes contact with his rider's Dragon's Breath Dagger. His likeness is worked into the Mystic Knights armor.
Scorch Scorch Scorch, a 1,300-year-old puppet dragon created and controlled by Ronn Lucas, main character of a television series that aired on CBS in the early 1990s.
Tamba Tikkabilla A small dragon puppet, who resembles Spyro the Dragon in colouration.

Comics[edit]

Name Origin Notes
Acnologia Fairy Tail Acnologia, also known as The Black Dragon, and fearsomely reputed as The Black Dragon in the Book of Apocalypse, is a cataclysmically powerful Dragon Slayer that can take the form of a Dragon, that assaulted the Fairy Tail core Mages on Tenrou Island in the Year X784.
Cordelia Angel
Dragon Man Fantastic Four Marvel Comics
Dragon of the Moon Defenders Marvel Comics
Dulcy Sonic the Hedgehog
Fafnir Thor #134
(Nov. 1966)
Fafnir is first encountered in the guise of an old man by the warrior Volstagg, who with his companions is currently exploring the ruined realm of Nastrond, an extradimensional realm on the continent of Asgard. Fafnir explains he was the King of Nastrond, and that the King of the Norse Gods, Odin, destroyed Nastrond due to the evil nature of its people. Fafnir himself was left to die in a ruined wasteland, but survives by drinking from a pool of water with magical properties. The water, however, transforms Fafnir into a massive dragon. Knowing that Volstagg and his allies were sent by Odin, Fafnir uses the power of illusion and intends to devour the Asgardians. Odin's son Thor, however, defeats Fafnir by driving the dragon into a chasm using his lightning, after which he frees Volstagg.[1]
Fin Fang Foom Strange Tales #89 (Oct. 1961) A member of an entire race of alien dragons, the Kakaranatharans.
Metalicana Fairy Tail An iron dragon. Foster parent of Gajeel Redfox, the iron dragon slayer.
Grandeeney Fairy Tail A sky dragon. Foster parent of Wendy Marvell, the sky dragon slayer.
Igneel Fairy Tail Igneel was the foster father of Natsu Dragneel. He taught Natsu a rare ancient magic called fire dragon slayer magic. After teaching natsu, he disappears 14 years.
Lockheed X-Men The pet dragon of Kitty Pryde, or Shadowcat.
Porunga Dragon Ball
Shenron Dragon Ball (Shenlong)

Animation[edit]

Name Film Notes
Devon & Cornwall Quest for Camelot A conjoined two-headed dragon - the sophisticated and intelligent Devon and the boorish but loyal Cornwall. Thanks to the bullying from the rest of the dragons due to their differences and their inability to fly, they want nothing more than to be apart from one another
Dragon Shrek Dragon is a female dragon based on most classical interpretations of European dragons: she has keeled, ruby-colored scales, leathery bat-like wings, long, crested ears, bony spikes along her jawline, a row of dorsal spines, slitted eye pupils and a long, spade-tipped, prehensile tail to aid in balance. Dragon does not speak, but does use expressive body language and noises to communicate. Like her partner Donkey, Dragon is never given a proper name in the films. Her fire can melt metal in seconds, such as Prince Charming's sword in the third film. She has a taste for knights, her favorite dish. She even has a recipe book for preparing them for dinner.
Elliott Pete's Dragon Charlie Callas as the voice of Elliott the dragon, the eponymous character
Maleficent Sleeping Beauty She is the self-proclaimed "Mistress of All Evil" who, after not being invited to the baby's christening, curses the infant Princess Aurora to "prick her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel and die" before the sun sets on her sixteenth birthday. In the final showdown between her and Prince Phillip, Maleficent takes the form of a huge, black dragon who blasts greenish flames from her mouth. The character is Disney's half-dragon adaptation of the evil fairy godmother from the original fairy tale.

Maleficent is often viewed as the most powerful and sinister of the Disney Villains, frequently acting as their leader in many crossovers, and her scenes in the climax of the film are among the darkest and most intense produced by Disney.[2] In Ultimate Disney's top 30 Disney Villains countdown, Maleficent ranked #1.[3] She also plays a major role in the Kingdom Hearts series, as a recurring villain.

Haku Spirited Away A white dragon who befriends the protagonist, Sen/Chihiro, and eventually aids in her escape from Yubaba's bath house, although he is Yubaba's apprentice. He is able to turn into a human at will, as well as cast spells of unbinding, invisibility, and binding. Haku is the spirit of the Kohaku river, which a young Chihiro fell into as a child. Since then, the river has been paved over to make room for a mall. In smaller pieces of anime by the author concerning Spirited Away, it has been assumed that Chihiro's mother and father despised the river, for almost killing their daughter.
Mushu Mulan Fa Mulan's closest companion throughout the Mulan series and comic relief. He is a Chinese dragon with ears - his body is a red color and he has orange accents. He seems to be small, but hints that he is bigger in his "real size" He is voiced by Eddie Murphy in his first appearance and Mark Moseley afterward.
Spike My Little Pony A baby dragon who first met the ponies in Firefly's Adventure and came to live them. In the Friendship is Magic series, he is the assistant of Twilight Sparkle, who raised him from an egg, and has the task of delivering her messages to Princess Celestia.
Discord My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Recurring character first appearing as the main antagonist of the two-part Season 2 premiere "The Return of Harmony". Described as the spirit of chaos and disharmony. He is an eccentric ancient draconequus, a serpentine, chimeral creature with "the head of a pony and a body made up of all sorts of things".
Predaking Transformers: Prime - Beast Hunters Predaking is a Decepticon-created beast, created from the CNA of his predecessor and brought to life by Shockwave's science. Originally, Megatron had expected this supposedly simple-minded dragon to follow his orders without question, but Predaking has shown that he is far more than meets the optic sensor. Since revealing his possession of a robot mode, Predaking has made it plain that he is as intelligent as any of Megatron's forces, with a sense of warrior's pride and no shortage of ambition. While he has repeatedly professed his loyalty to his lord and master, Megatron has taken note of his ambition to lead a resurrected Predacon race, not to mention his lofty self-imbued title. While the Decepticon ranks have held many an ambitious up-and-comer with an eye for mastery, Predaking may be the first one Megatron has legitimately feared. The last surviving member of his kind may be the most powerful being on planet Earth and Cybertron.
Tabaluga Tabaluga Tabaluga lives in the fictional place of Greenland. He is around 7 dragon-years old (700 human years). His father died when he was six. Nothing is known about his mother. After his father's death Tabaluga is the last of the dragons and the crown-prince of Greenland, defending his home from two rival kingdoms on either side of Greenland; a frigid arctic tundra, ruled by the evil snowman Arktos and a searing desert, ruled by an evil sand-spirit Humsin.
Tiamat Dungeons & Dragons Venger's arch-rival is a fearsome dragon with a screeching voice and five heads. Although Venger and the children both avoid Tiamat, the children make a deal with her in "The Dragon's Graveyard" to thwart Venger.
Toothless How to Train Your Dragon A black, sleek-headed dragon with retractable teeth and green eyes. Became a loyal companion to Hiccup after he helped Toothless regain his flight, when giving him a prostheses tail. His species is known as the "Night Fury" for its appearance and swift combat tactics. Night Furies such as Toothless have the ability to strike quickly and retreat to retaliate, but they are also adept in direct combat as well.
Stormfly How to Train Your Dragon A large, bipedal, light blue dragon with very large wings and an array of horns sprouting from its crown. Stormfly is Astrid's dragon, and her species is known as the "Deadly Nadder." She, along with the rest of her kind, has the ability to release poisonous spines from her tail. Combined with the momentum of tail-whipping motions, Nadders like stormfly make excellent marksmen (or marksdragons, rather), despite their frontal blind spot.
Trogdor Trogdor Trogdor the Burninator is an original character created by Strong Bad in the sbemail dragon
Whimsey Weatherbe My Little Pony: Twinkle Wish Adventure

Games[edit]

Name Game Notes
Alduin The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim A fearsome, powerful, black dragon. The people of Skyrim know him as "The World Eater" or "Nordic God of Destruction" Alduin calls himself the first born of Akatosh (the Dragon God of Time). He feels it is his birthright to dominate the world with his dragons. It is said that only a Dovahkiin (Dragonborn) can defeat the enraged god Alduin by harnessing the power of the dragon in the form of dragon shouts to ultimately destroy him in one final battle of titanic proportions, restoring peace to the land of Skyrim and Tamriel at large. He is known for his hostile and relentless personality - along with his intimidating appearance.
Alexstraza, The Life Binder Warcraft Aspect of the Red Dragon Flight.The guardian of all life in the world of Azeroth. She was one of five great dragons chosen by the titans to be empowered with a portion of the Pantheon's power and rule over her flight while they watched over Azeroth and its inhabitants. The titans also appointed her queen of all dragons
Archdemons Dragon Age: Origins Archdemons possess an intelligence far beyond the average dragon and are purely evil creatures.
Bahamut Final Fantasy Series Known by many titles, he is revered as the lord of the sky in Final Fantasy. His destructive MegaFlare can consume multiple cities in one attack.
Darby Darby the Dragon A green dragon who bears the title Dragon Prince and goes on a quest to restore his shrunken sister Sparkle.
Dracolich Dungeons & Dragons An undead dragon called Dragotha,[4] formerly consort to Tiamat, who was given his undead powers by the deity Kyuss. It is unknown whether other dracoliches exist in Greyhawk.
Draigoch Lord of the Rings Online An evil red dragon found in the mountains of the Enedwaith. He has Arch-Nemesis rank and approximately 9,000,000 hit points. A raid party of 12 - 24 is required. Pictures of him put him at about the same size as Smaug. He speaks, has wings and breathes fire.
Deathwing World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Deathwing the Destroyer, originally Neltharion the Earth-Warder, is one of five Dragon Aspects and was the leader of the black dragonflight. Thousands of years ago, Neltharion was empowered by the Titans with dominion over the earth and the deep places of Azeroth. Though he was once a kind benevolent dragon, he was driven mad by the Old Gods and he turned against the other Aspects during the War of the Ancients, using a weapon he created called the Dragon Soul which could channel the power of all the Aspects. However, the weapon nearly destroyed Neltharian himself. Among both mortals and dragons his name has become one whispered with a feeling of fear and contempt.
Ender Dragon Minecraft A giant black dragon with glowing purple eyes that lives in The End Dimension.
Enywas Darkmere An evil destructive dragon who constantly slaughtered villagers until Prince Ebryn killed her for good.
Feyrbrand Legend of Dragoon A dragon that appears as you start the game that is controlled by Emperor Doel. Known as "The Green-Tusked Dragon," it chases the protagonist at the start of the game until saved by another character known as Rose.
Flammie Secret of Mana A white dragon that is found and rescued by the main characters early in the game, and rapidly grows into a full-size dragon capable of carrying at least three people on its back. Later in the game, Flammie is revealed to be the legendary "Mana Beast", and battles the characters in the game's finale.
Grigori Dragon's Dogma An enormous red dragon who gruesomely tears out the heart of the "chosen one" who is known as an Arisen and steals it in Dragon's Dogma. The Arisen is destined to destroy the dragon to regain his/her heart. He takes refuge in the Tainted Mountain, waiting for the current Arisen to challenge him. He and his dragon apprentices appear without warning, ferociously terrorizing villages and the people of Cassardis. There isn't enough evidence to make any sort of theory about the dragons’ purpose. It's possible to think that the dragons are fulfilling some sort of role or duty.
Grima Fire Emblem Awakening Also known as the "fell dragon," Grima is the manifestation of the corrupted earth dragon tribe seeking the genocide of all living creatures. He was sealed away in what is referred to as "The Dragon's Table" by the manakete queen, Naga. He is revered by a cult of fanatics known as "The Grimleal" who long for nothing more than his return. However, returning him to the world is not as easy as it sounds as he requires one particular person to serve as his vessel...
Kalameet Dark Souls One of the remaining ancient dragons, one fearsome enough to be feared by Anor Londo the city of the gods, found in the skies of ancient Oolacile.
Minerva Fire Emblem Minerva is a name that appears more than once in Fire Emblem Lore, most recently in Fire Emblem Awakening, which is ridden by the recruitable character Cherche and her son.
Naga Fire Emblem Awakening Naga is the queen of the six dragon tribes that ruled over the land 3,000 years before the events of Fire Emblem Awakening. Even after her "suicide," she still watches over humanity to protect them from any threats that are beyond their control. When Grima threatens to destroy the entire world, she changes time itself to help the army of heroes stop the impending holocaust. Even with her divine intervention, the conflict quickly becomes more complex than anyone could have imagined. She had not prevented the world-ending threat like she had hoped, but with her interference, she manages to give mankind a fighting chance against impossible odds.
Nightshade The Palace of Deceit Nightshade is one of the rare dragons who escapes the Palace dungeons and vows to kill the evil wizard Garth before he can wipe out dragonkind completely.
Paarthurnax The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim A wise old dragon met at the Throat of the World. Alduin's younger brother who helps the player defeat him by helping him to learn the shout, Dragonrend. It is optional in the game to kill Paarthurnax, but doing so is not recommended. He is also the master of the Greybeards and their "Way of the Voice".
Ridley Metroid Throughout the series, Ridley has made a variety of changes in his appearance. He was originally roughly the same size of protagonist Samus Aran in the original Metroid title. In Super Metroid, he is significantly larger than in the original title, sporting purple skin, a large wingspan, glowing eyes, claws, and resembling a dragon or a pterodactyl. His Prime series cyborg form is referred to as Meta Ridley, while a robotic duplicate, Ridley Robot,[5] is also shown in Zero Mission. The instruction manual for the original Metroid refers to Ridley as the last of his species, which was native to Zebes. He appears to be sentient, and is even capable of speech, as evidenced in the Metroid manga. His trophy description in Super Smash Bros. Melee confirms Ridley's gender as male. Series creator suggests that he was made the general of the Space Pirates due to how evil he is or how powerful he is. Both Ridley and Meta Ridley appear in Super Smash Bros. Brawl as bosses that that player has to defeat.
Necrosan Primal Rage A deathly, zombie-like dragon with no skin to cover his muscular structure. Little is known about Necrosan other than his design, given that he was going to debut in the sequel to Primal Rage, which ended up being cancelled. However, we do know that he is the God of Death, and supposedly controls massive amounts of the undead as an army rather than the typical natives that willingly worshipped the other Gods. He also supposedly hatches from the "asteroid" which causes the Catyclisms.
Seath the Scaleless Dark Souls An albino dragon who helped Gwyn, Nito, and the Witch of Izalith destroy the everlasting dragons. Seath was born without the everlasting scales, making him mortal and an outcast. After the fall of the everlasting dragons he founded sorcery which sparked animosity between him and Havel the Rock. He resides in the Duke's Archives and the crystal caves where he researches and protects the Primordial Crystal.
Spyro Spyro the Dragon Throughout the original series, Spyro is portrayed as energetic and curious, with little regard for his own safety. He is also described as a courageous hero, despite his small size. Spyro is also known for his cocky attitude and can be stubborn at times.
Synn Dungeons & Dragons: Shadow over Mystara A gigantic red wyrm dragon who takes the form of an Incantatrix and hungers to conquer the lands of Darokin. Portrayed as the final boss of the game.
Tweek The Dragon Fur Fighters Tweek is a dragon born in Royston Vasey, Wales to Gwynth the Fur Fighter. He is the youngest of the Fur Fighters at 0.002 years.

His special skill is Gliding.

Ur Dragon Dragon's Dogma A dragon with a gray/lavender palette. However, unlike The Dragon, the Ur-Dragon has thirty "hearts" located all over his body, which will glow as the Arisen or their Pawns approach the area. Each time a heart is destroyed, the area around it will rot and fall, revealing the Ur-Dragon's true form.
Volvagia The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time A corrupt dragon who used to sleep inside the Fire Temple. Ganondorf, woke and unleashed it after he became the evil king of Hyrule. Link, the protagonist, had to rescue the Gorons (friendly stone-eating creatures that barely resemble humans) from the Fire Temple before being eaten by Volvagia and then kill the Dragon itself.

In the Manga, it is said that Link once was friend with Volvagia (at that time being a small hatchling) and rescued him from a bazaar where it was kept in a small cage. Volvagia then saved Links life and both became good friends, but soon had to go different ways.

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  2. ^ "...one of the most menacing villains in the Disney canon.". Rottentomatoes.com. Retrieved 2012-06-27. 
  3. ^ "UltimateDisney.com's Top 30 Disney Villains Countdown". Ultimatedisney.com. 2004-10-11. Retrieved 2012-06-27. 
  4. ^ Schick, Lawrence. White Plume Mountain (TSR, 1979)
  5. ^ Metroid: Zero Mission Player's Guide. Nintendo of America. 2004.