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The ultimate battle of movie dragons!by Jay

09/12/2016TV

In the movies, as in life, dragons come in all shapes, sizes and temperaments, ranging from your huge, scary, village-destroying dragons (looking at you, Smaug) to your cute-and-cuddly friend-for-life dragons, such as super-adorable Elliot in Pete's Dragon (available now on Virgin Movies). If you're pitting one fire-breather against the other, it helps to know your Hungarian Horntails from your Vermithrax Pejoratives, so we've put together a list of nine scary and not-so-scary movie dragons and rated their abilities accordingly. 

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Dragon: Elliot

Film: Pete's Dragon (2016)

Firepower: 8/10. Surprisingly awesome.

Fighting skills: 7/10. Combining fire-power with an impressive flying agility, Elliot is more than capable of handling himself and can comfortably defeat any would-be attackers.

Fearsomeness: 3/10. His green fur and adorable dog-like appearance are kind of the opposite of terrifying.

Friendship factor: 10/10. As dragons go, Elliot is the best friend a boy could ask for. They made two movies about him, after all. 

Hiding ability: 10/10. Elliot's special dragon move is that he can turn himself invisible. Ideal for hiding when you're being pursued by small-minded military types. Beat that, Smaug! 

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Dragon: Draco
Film: Dragonheart (1996)
Firepower: 7/10. Fit for purpose.
Fearsomeness: 8/10. Draco is a traditional-looking dragon and strikes the appropriate amount of fear into any given populace, which comes in handy for the dragon-slaying scam he has going with his companion Bowen (Dennis Quaid).
Fighting skills: 7/10. Aside from breathing fire and biting, Draco is also a dab hand at using his spiky tail as a swat.
Friendship factor: 9/10. Dragonheart is basically the dragon equivalent of a buddy movie, with Draco as the Danny Glover to Bowen's Mel Gibson.
Nobility: 9/10. Despite his penchant for con-tricks, Draco is a wise and noble dragon who once gave a part of his heart to save a man's life. Unfortunately, the man in question goes on to become a monstrous tyrant, proving that dragons can occasionally be poor judges of character.

Dragon: Draco

Film: Dragonheart (1996)

Firepower: 7/10. Fit for purpose.

Fearsomeness: 8/10. Draco is a traditional-looking dragon and strikes the appropriate amount of fear into any given populace, which comes in handy for the dragon-slaying scam he has going with his companion Bowen (Dennis Quaid).

Fighting skills: 7/10. Aside from breathing fire and biting, Draco is also a dab hand at using his spiky tail as a swat.

Friendship factor: 9/10. Dragonheart is basically the dragon equivalent of a buddy movie, with Draco as the Danny Glover to Bowen's Mel Gibson.

Nobility: 9/10. Despite his penchant for con-tricks, Draco is a wise and noble dragon who once gave a part of his heart to save a man's life. Unfortunately, the man in question goes on to become a monstrous tyrant, proving that dragons can occasionally be poor judges of character.