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"Have you considered actual dragons as the guilty party?"
John Constantine[src]

Dragons are fire-breathing reptilian creatures.

Overview

Dragons are considered to be mythological beings, largely a fable to most people on Earth-1. However, on Earth-38 they can be classified as an alien species, and on Earth-47 as farm animals. Mythology on Earth-1 depicts dragons with four legs and two extra limbs bearing wings (as seen on the flag of Wales), although a fully grown dragon hasn't been seen in flesh so far. Meanwhile, the dragons of Earth-38 have two legs and two wings. Both types of dragons are known to possess fire-breathing powers.

On Earth-13, dragons are implied to be slain, as their skin is used to sheath written letters.[1]

History

Earth-1

From ancient times, dragons were persistent in mythologies around the world including China.[2] At some point in time dragon has become a symbol of Wales. Later while Heddwich was established as a Welsh mining town in the USA, it become town's symbol as well.[3] Existing since at least 2013 Jade Dragon Restaurant in Starling City used dragons in its name and imagery such as neon signs.[2]

In 2014, unofficially investigating the mysterious death of Lannis Cadogan, who burnt to death in a shower, John Constantine visited Sully's Tavern, suggesting to Ellis McGee that dragons might be the actual "guilty party" behind the death and asking his opinion as a preacher about it.[3]

Dragon head

Severed dragon head

In 2018 John Constantine confronted the Legends with a dragon's severed head, revealing that they unleashed a number of other mystical beings when they released the demon Mallus from his realm to defeat him.[4] Later on, in an alternate timeline version of 2018, the Custodians of the Chronology have put on a similar dragon's head as one of their trophies on the Waverider.[5]

Earth-13

In November 2017, a griffin delivered a letter sheathed in dragon skin to Wells the Grey, which was actually supposed to be sent to the Claus of the North, as the letter contained a child's list of desired gifts.[1]

Earth-38

On Earth-38, there is a dragon-like alien species, that its members are also named dragons. A dragon known as Spike served as the guardian of a family, shapeshifting between a monitor lizard form and his true draconic form. The dragon was discovered by the anti-alien Children of Liberty patrol, identified by their barking dog. The organization assumed that the family living in the house were the aliens and attacked them. Alana, the family's child, pleaded Spike to help. Spike transformed into a dragon and scared off the organization, raging across the streets of National City. Supergirl eventually calmed Spike down and he reverted to his lizard form.[6]

Earth-47

In 2018, Breacher planning to spend his retirement at a dragon farm on Earth-47.[7]

Known dragons

Earth-1

Earth-38

Powers and abilities

Flag of Wales in Sully's Tavern

A flag of Wales seen in Sully's Tavern, Heddwich depicting a fire-breathing dragon.

Powers

  • Fire breathing: In most cases dragons are attributed to have a power of breathing fire.[3][6]
  • Shape-shifting: On Earth-38, one dragon had shown to be able to change between his true form and that of a monitor lizard.[6]

Abilities

  • Animal strength: Dragons possess a great strength, proportional to that of an animal of their size.[6]
  • Self-propelled flight: Dragons' unique physiology allows them to fly.[6]

Appearances

Arrow

Season 1

Season 5

Season 6

Constantine

The Chronicles of Cisco

DC's Legends of Tomorrow

Season 3

Season 4


The Flash

Season 4

Supergirl

Season 4

Season 5

Trivia

Behind the scenes

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Post 66 "Wells the Grey"
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Dead to Rights"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "The Darkness Beneath"
  4. "The Good, The Bad and The Cuddly"
  5. "Legends of To-Meow-Meow"
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 "Call to Action"
  7. "Null and Annoyed"
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