The Dragon thread.

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Re: The Dragon thread.

Postby Kaiju-King42 » Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:41 am

LegendZilla wrote:Nothing against dragons as a whole, but in the media I do feel they need more variety than just the wyvern-type. For example, a wingless quadruped.


I absolutely agree. As cool as Vermithrax is, her influence has lead to a lot of repetitive, dull designs over the years. Some, like the Fell Beast and Smaug have worked (though I still would prefer Smaug with proper six limbs...) but others, like the Game of Thrones or Harry Potter dragons, not so much. It's in the name of "realism",nevermind the fact that everything about a dragon is inherently unrealistic.

At least my fears about KotM Ghidorah seem unfounded. He'll be a welcome breath of fresh air.
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Re: The Dragon thread.

Postby HeiseiGodzilla117 » Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:29 am

I've always been partial to "Wyverns" and Wyrms/Lindworms over the six limbed variety of dragon.
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Re: The Dragon thread.

Postby Rhedosaurus » Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:43 am

Did you all know that the final form of a Chinese Dragon has wings and is call a Ying Lung?

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Postby Vakanai » Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:40 am

Probably my favorite dragon anything is Dragons: A Fantasy Made Real. I like how it's all about the dragons, how real it makes them feel, the different types of dragons they show, and how they kinda give each dragon (mostly) their own little story. For a reimagining of dragons as realistic animals it's pretty great with good visuals.
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Re: The Dragon thread.

Postby edgaguirus » Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:02 pm

Dragons are the original kaiju, and make good monsters. For me, the dragons I most think of are the ones made by Harryhausen: Taro, the fire breather from Sinbad, and the Hydra from Jason and the Argonauts. I also like the feathered serpents of MesoAmerican culture. They are an interesting version of the dragon legend, and inspired a story.
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Re: The Dragon thread.

Postby Dracosaurian » Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:12 pm

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The artist RJ Palmer has drawn some incredible dragons.

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Re: The Dragon thread.

Postby HeiseiGodzilla117 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:52 pm

^That wyvern is so cool.

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Re: The Dragon thread.

Postby LegendZilla » Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:07 pm

edgaguirus wrote:Dragons are the original kaiju, and make good monsters. For me, the dragons I most think of are the ones made by Harryhausen: Taro, the fire breather from Sinbad, and the Hydra from Jason and the Argonauts. I also like the feathered serpents of MesoAmerican culture. They are an interesting version of the dragon legend, and inspired a story.


I don't think the guy in the movie was saying "Taro", he was saying "Follow!".
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Re: The Dragon thread.

Postby Rhedosaurus » Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:19 am

edgaguirus wrote:Dragons are the original kaiju, and make good monsters. For me, the dragons I most think of are the ones made by Harryhausen: Taro, the fire breather from Sinbad, and the Hydra from Jason and the Argonauts. I also like the feathered serpents of MesoAmerican culture. They are an interesting version of the dragon legend, and inspired a story.


Indeed, I wish there were more good movies with them nowadays.


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The artist RJ Palmer has drawn some incredible dragons.

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Considering how well his dinosaur art is, I'm not surprised that these dragons are just as well done.

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Re: The Dragon thread.

Postby Godzilla2000Zero » Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:33 pm

I wonder what ever happened to Legendary's modern set dragon slayer film.
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Re: The Dragon thread.

Postby edgaguirus » Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:42 am

LegendZilla wrote:
edgaguirus wrote:Dragons are the original kaiju, and make good monsters. For me, the dragons I most think of are the ones made by Harryhausen: Taro, the fire breather from Sinbad, and the Hydra from Jason and the Argonauts. I also like the feathered serpents of MesoAmerican culture. They are an interesting version of the dragon legend, and inspired a story.


I don't think the guy in the movie was saying "Taro", he was saying "Follow!".


The wizard was saying " follow", but the dragon's name is Taro.
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Re: The Dragon thread.

Postby LegendZilla » Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:57 am

edgaguirus wrote:
LegendZilla wrote:
edgaguirus wrote:Dragons are the original kaiju, and make good monsters. For me, the dragons I most think of are the ones made by Harryhausen: Taro, the fire breather from Sinbad, and the Hydra from Jason and the Argonauts. I also like the feathered serpents of MesoAmerican culture. They are an interesting version of the dragon legend, and inspired a story.


I don't think the guy in the movie was saying "Taro", he was saying "Follow!".


The wizard was saying " follow", but the dragon's name is Taro.


Is it confirmed?
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Re: The Dragon thread.

Postby edgaguirus » Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:06 am

Kaiju are just like people- giant, radioactive people.

Megalon went into a bar and saw Gigan. Megalon said, " Again? I thought you gave this up."
" What can I say," Gigan asked. " I'm hooked."

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Re: The Dragon thread.

Postby _JNavs_ » Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:14 am

Man, growing up I loved 2 things. Dragons and Dinosaurs, so by the time I turned 4 and discovered Godzilla, you already know it was over with from there onward :lol:

I always preferred the chinese dragon designs, they looked godly and spiritual. Plus I was born during the year of the Dragon so I feel a connection to them in particular. The way they had those beautiful manes and rows of iridescent scales.
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Re: The Dragon thread.

Postby tbeasley » Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:46 am

The first dragon I ever remember seeing was the one in 7th Voyage of Sinbad which is still my favorite. It wasn't until I saw something like Dragonheart did I realize dragons are commonly depicted with wings which I thought was weird at first - not to mention the talking. The dragon from The Pagemaster is somewhere in there too.

William Stout is one of my favorite artists in general and he draws some good dragons. Here's his take on Harryhausen's -
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Re: The Dragon thread.

Postby ManuJM1997 » Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:36 pm

I really adore both Toothless and The Read Death from the HTTYD movies. Their fight is actually one of the best David VS Goliath fights imo.

I'm also pretty fond of the dragons in D-Wars, specially the final battle (that roar still gives me shivers)

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Re: The Dragon thread.

Postby LegendZilla » Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:44 pm

edgaguirus wrote:https://gwangipedia.com/wiki/taro


That was only done by fans.
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Re: The Dragon thread.

Postby Dracosaurian » Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:46 am

Some of the Elder Dragons from Monster Hunter.

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Re: The Dragon thread.

Postby tbeasley » Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:54 am

Harryhausen Dragon and Hydra!
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