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Coolest Dragons Ever

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VERMITHRAX PERJORATIVE

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SMAUG

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DROGON

Gotta love them dragons.

I have long maintained that Vermithrax Perjorative was the coolest dragon ever put on film... but Peter Jackson's version of Smaug, from the second HOBBIT film, may have stolen his laurels.

And I gotta say, our own baby Drogon is growing up fast.

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jimmys30
Feb. 11th, 2014 10:17 am (UTC)
Vermithrax has always been at the top of most dragon lists. In one of the scenes (Its been years so forgive my hazy memory) i think i remembered a shot of Vermithrax crawling up and out of a cave towards the hero. It was the fact that the dragon crawled like a bat is what stuck w me all these years later. It added a creepiness to the way it moved i guess. Besides that, he just had that malevolent or sinister design to his look.

In that quick shot of Drogon, along w younger scenes of him, he has a similar, almost unbridled ferocity or animal rage which theres little to no reasoning with.

I wonder why the designers of Vermithrax, or you for that matter went w the bat-like dragon look over the 4 legged kind?




Edited at 2014-02-11 10:19 am (UTC)
Jeremy Scholem
Feb. 11th, 2014 10:51 pm (UTC)
Granted, we are talking about dragons, so realism can only go so far but: dragons are generally represented as somewhat reptilian, and reptiles have four limbs. As do all other land vertebrates. A four legged and two winged dragon would have too many limbs for a "normal" vertebrate.
grrm
Feb. 12th, 2014 01:27 am (UTC)
Amen.

Four-legged dragons are silly.
Dan McGuire
Feb. 12th, 2014 04:02 am (UTC)
What drives me nuts every time I see a four legged dragon is that they are always depicted with large pectoral muscles connected to their forelegs, but NO pectoral muscles connected to their wings. How are they supposed to fly if their wings have no muscles??
kibet
Feb. 12th, 2014 09:08 am (UTC)
Providing it goes down that evolutionary path. I assume that is why you added "Normal".

I think the problem comes from that we have grouped the dragons into a species when in fact Dragons would be a grouping like mammals.

GRRM - When describing a Platypus, people may think that is 'silly' but it exists.

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