Binomen Varies
Average height Varies
Sapience Varies, usually sapient
Aggressivity Varies, usually extreme
Habitat Varies
Diet Carnivore
Lifespan Varies, usually centuries
Subspecies Wyvern, Western Dragon/Wyrm, Eastern Dragon/Ryu
Status Varies
Behind the Scenes
Universe Real

Dragons are large reptilian creatures that appear in a variety of legends, movies, books, and video games.


The general criteria for a draconic creature vary by individual specimens. The movie "dragons" typically include reptilian features, large bat-like wings, extremely tough scales, and the ability to breathe fire. They are usually depicted as powerful beings, wise as they are fierce. In folklore, dragons are giant snakes (or eels in some cases), and are associated with supernatural knowledge and longevity. They are also a staple of the fantasy genre.

In Popular Culture

Works featuring dragons (or creatures referred to as dragons) include:

Comic Strips:

  • Hagar the Horrible
  • Ozy and Millie
  • The Wizard of Id


  • Deltora Quest
  • Eragon
  • The Faery Convention
  • Game of Thrones
  • Harry Potter (several species)
  • The Hobbit
  • How to Train Your Dragon (several species)
  • The Neverending Story (Luckdragon)


  • The Christmas Dragon (baby dragon)
  • Dracano
  • Dragonheart
  • Dragons: A Fantasy Made Real, a.k.a. Dragon's World or The Last Dragon (several species)
  • Eragon
  • Quest for Camelot
  • The Railway Dragon and The Birthday Dragon (The Railway Dragon)
  • Reign of Fire (Dragons)
  • The Reluctant Dragon
  • Scooby-Doo and the Samurai Sword (the Green Dragon)
  • Wyvern (Wyvern)

TV Shows:

  • The Adventures of Puss in Boots
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender
  • Dave the Barbarian
  • Game Of Thrones
  • Eureeka's Castle
  • Face Off
  • Fraggle Rock (The Blue Dragon)
  • Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
  • Jane and the Dragon
  • Lilly the Witch
  • Merlin
  • The Muppet Show (Uncle Deadly)
  • My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
  • The Perils of Penelope Pitstop
  • Petite Princess Yucie
  • Sofia the First

Video Games:

  • Breath of Fire
  • Dark Souls
  • Dragon's Dogma
  • Spyro the Dragon
  • WarCraft

Tabletop Games:

  • Dungeons & Dragons (Dragons, Wyverns)


  • "Puff the Magic Dragon"


Depictions of various dragons.

See also