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 typical modern dragons often possess 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

Comic Books

  • Dragon Ball
  • InuYasha
  • Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid
  • One Piece
  • Rosario + Vampire
  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Yu-Gi-Oh!


  • Beowulf
  • The Brothers Lionheart
  • Deltora Quest
  • Eragon
  • The Faery Convention
  • Gate series
  • The Green Serpent
  • Harry Potter (several species)
  • The Hobbit
  • How to Train Your Dragon (several species)
  • Jane and the Dragon
  • Journey to the West
  • The Last of the Dragons
  • The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus
  • The Neverending Story (Luckdragon)
  • The Reluctant Dragon
  • A Song of Ice and Fire series
  • Wizard of Oz series


  • The 7th Voyage of Sinbad
  • Age of the Dragons (White Dragon)
  • Bartok the Magnificent
  • Beyond Sherwood Forest (Alina)
  • The Black Cauldron
  • The Christmas Dragon (baby dragon)
  • Dracano (Dragons)
  • Dragonheart series
  • Dragons: A Fantasy Made Real, a.k.a. Dragon's World or The Last Dragon (several species)
  • Dragonslayer
  • Enchanted
  • Eragon
  • Fire and Ice: The Dragon Chronicles
  • The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
  • Quest for Camelot
  • The Railway Dragon and The Birthday Dragon (The Railway Dragon)
  • Reign of Fire (Dragons)
  • The Reluctant Dragon
  • Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School (Matches)
  • Scooby-Doo and the Samurai Sword (the Green Dragon)
  • Shrek series
  • The Sorcerer's Apprentice (Dragon)
  • Spirited Away
  • Wyvern (Wyvern)


  • The 7D
  • Ace Ventura
  • The Adventures of Puss in Boots
  • Adventures of the Gummi Bears
  • Aladdin
  • Angel
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender
  • Dave the Barbarian
  • Dragon Hunters
  • Game Of Thrones
  • Grimm (Dämonfeuer)
  • Eureeka's Castle
  • Face Off
  • Fraggle Rock (The Blue Dragon)
  • Garfield and Friends
  • Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
  • Jane and the Dragon
  • Lilly the Witch
  • The Little Mermaid
  • The Lost World
  • Merlin
  • The Muppet Show (Uncle Deadly)
  • My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
  • Once Upon a Time
  • Quack Pack
  • The Perils of Penelope Pitstop
  • Petite Princess Yucie
  • The Smurfs
  • Snorks (Shellshock)
  • Sofia the First
  • Supernatural
  • Teen Titans (Malchior)
  • Xiaolin Showdown

Video Games

  • ARK (Dragon)
  • Breath of Fire (Dragon)
  • Dark Parables
  • Dark Souls (Dragon)
  • Donkey Kong 64
  • Dragon's Dogma
  • Jacksmith
  • The Legend of Zelda series
  • Pokémon series (several species)
  • Sonic and the Black Knight
  • Spyro the Dragon
  • Super Mario Odyssey
  • WarCraft (Dragon)

Tabletop Games

  • Dungeons & Dragons (Dragons, Wyverns)


  • "Puff the Magic Dragon"


  • La Choy 東 (the La Choy Dragon)


Depictions of various dragons.

See also