Greatest Dragons in Fiction

Dragons are the most awesome creatures ever thought of and these are the strongest, coolest, and most notable.

The Top Ten

1 Toothless: How to Train your Dragon Toothless: How to Train your Dragon

Wish he was real!

He's like a dog

This dragon could beat smaug or ancalagon

In the beginning of the movie Toothless is attacking Vikings and eating their sheep. He has no motives for attacking them other than to eat or survive. He's not good or bad he's a wild animal trying to survive. Like an animal he can be tamed. After being around Hiccup who's not trying to kill him, he is docile and puppy-like which is something you don't see in most dragons.

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2 Smaug: The Hobbit Smaug: The Hobbit Smaug is a fictional character and the primary antagonist in J. R. R. Tolkien's 1937 novel The Hobbit.

One of the most well-portrayed dragons in fantasy. Smaug manages to capture the grace, power, and cunning of a dragon in a way that very few in fiction have ever matched. While not the most powerful on this list, none on it match the same level or mixture of cruel intelligence, unstoppable primordial power, and elemental grace as Smaug has in his appearances, both in book and film.

One of the biggest on here. Could eat Drogon for breakfast and literally stomp on a lot of the others.

He is truly diabolical and blood thirsty. He destroyed an entire kingdom, killing thousands of its people, and took all of its treasures for himself. He lied down on his treasure for so long that some of it fused in his skin protecting his soft underbelly (well most of it). When even the tiniest this is taken from him, he flips out and goes to destroy another kingdom (but he dies if you don't know the story. In addition he can talk and has an advance knowledge of Middle Earth. He truly is as great as the old tales say.

I don't thing Smaug should be this high on the list. Since he is one of the smallest of the winged fire drakes.

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3 Alduin: Skyrim Alduin: Skyrim

He Could Rip Toothless's Soul Out With His Voice, and if Smaug would see him do this He would have a Fear-Stroke. - RahAazDunThuri

Alduin is the Embodiment of the End of All Creation. - RahAazDunThuri

If he can only die to a dragon born (only one) how will smaugh, toothless, Angolan, OR EVEN SUPER SHELTON BEAT THIS!
just saying.

I put Alduin here simply because he is badass. He is king of the race of Dragons and is the most powerful of them. He couldn't be killed but was instead sealed along with his race when he threatened to destroy Tameriel. He could only be killed by the dragonborn, but when you think about it; if he did not attack that village in the beginning of the game, your character would be executed and no one could stop him.

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4 Spyro: Spyro The Dragon

I love this dragon he rocks


5 Enderdragon: Minecraft

This is a very unique dragon. It's the only boss in a game that has no story or objective. Yet it is a boss in a dimension called The End and shows you the credits once you've killed it. To me it there just to be there so the players can create their own story surrounding it.

6 Ancalagon the Black: Lord of the Rings

The greatest dragon the world has ever known in the Tolkien universe. Way more powerful than little old Smaug

Compared to Smaug, Smaug is a speck compared to ancalagon. I'm not even kidding.

This Beast is the best of the best.

It took the force of say 1000000000 suns thrown at him to destroy him- forget Godzilla
Here’s a little scenario
Hungarian horntail: Fear me!
Smaug: Haha I am fire. I am death.
Ghidorah: How cute.
(Gets squished)
Ancalagon: Oops! I just stood on an ant
Midgard serpent: More like an ant stood on a germ
(The entire galaxy gets eaten)
Super Shelton: m This galaxy was far tastier than the previous one

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7 Balerion the Black Dread: A Song of Ice and Fire

Hello this is the creator of this list. There are many dragons I know, but I only started this list with the five dragons that have made huge impact on me. Also I have not seen Game of Thrones, because I have basic cable which does not provide me with HBO. I do hope to see it one day for I have heard many great things about it.

Are you serious? Not even on the list? His Jaws were large enough to swallow mammoths whole, his teeth the size of swords, and when he flew overhead, entire cities were covered by his shadow.

Yes he should be on the list, since in the book it mentions that his fire was hot enough to melt a man inside their armour.

8 Falcor: NES

I only watched this movie once so I don't have much to say. Falcor is a different dragon. He doesn't ransack kingdoms. Instead he is a wise, good spirited creature who helps others.

9 Elliot: Pete's Dragon
10 Super Shenron: Dragon Ball

No he is not

He's omnipotent

The Newcomers

? Skrill: How to Train Your Dragon

The Contenders

11 Igneel: Fairy Tail

The best dragon ever!

Name one more dragon, who could love his adopted son enough, that he would disappear from his life so that he can stay human, find family, and make friends. Had it not been for him, so much would've been different

He is greatest and bravest dragon ever to live

His title is the blaze dragon king, he took on the apocalypse dragon while half dead and nearly won, and he raised the main character. And he looks badass.

12 The Great Cloud Dragon: Everyone Knows What A Dragon Looks Like
13 King Ghidorah: Godzilla King Ghidorah: Godzilla King Ghidorah is Godzilla's Greatest Enemy of all times since 1964's Ghidorah: The Three Headed Monster.

Literally hiter

Far grander than all others

14 Nicol Bolas: Magic the Gathering

Nicol bolas in his prime. he is omnipotent.

Nicol Bolas is an awesome dragon. He is the most powerful being in the mtg multiverse and is a wizard.

Nicol Bolas in his prime may be the most powerful dragon in fiction. He is incredibly smart and diabolical and he is the first or second most powerful planeswalker in the Multiverse. He dominates entire universes, and at his strongest his mere presence is enough to destroy an entire plane (basically a universe) unless he anchors himself to it. He is more than 25,000 years old, and has complete mastery over the most powerful spells in MTG. His hax are incredible, as he can shoot instant death spells and travel to any time period he wants. His feats include defeating planeswalker Leshrac in a duel, defeating a demonic leviathan in a month long battle and absorbing its power, accidentally creating a hole in time during said battle, winning a war between all the Elder Dragons, creating the Infinite Consortium, bringing the five shards of the plane Alara together and absorbing their combined mana, closing the hole in time he created, engineering the release of world-eating creatures called ...more

15 Blue-Eyes White Dragon: Yu-Gi-Oh!


16 Grim Matchstick: Cuphead
17 Hungarian Horntail: Harry Potter
18 Dragon: Shrek
19 Saphira: Inheritance Cycle

Also, Saphira has the power of other dragons' souls, through Eragon's Eldunari. And because they are spellbound partners, Saphira knows the name of the ancient language ( the language of magic)

Magic. Intelligence. Immortality and forever growing. Fire. Mind control. What more do you need.

20 The Dragonets: Wings of Fire

Umm... they are AWESOME I mean Glory even has Magical Death Spit vote this now!

21 Deathwing: Warcraft

Deathwing the Destroyer, formerly known as Neltharion the Earth-Warder, was one of the five Dragon Aspects and leader of the black dragonflight. Thousands of years ago, Neltharion was empowered by the Titans with dominion over the earth and the deep places of Azeroth. However, driven mad by the Old Gods, he turned against the other Aspects during the War of the Ancients. Among both mortals and dragons his name became one whispered with a feeling of fear and contempt.

22 Shenron: Dragon Ball Shenron: Dragon Ball
23 Great Red: Highschool DxD

The true red dragon emperor and the dragon of dreams. This dragon is huge and extremely powerful. He is so powerful that he is often said to be on the same level as Ophis, which is the dragon God of infinity. He is so powerful that Ophis alone can't take him on alone to take back her home. He is the tied strongest character along side Ophis and Trihexa the apocalypse dragon.

24 Glaurung: Lord of the Rings

The first fire drake of Angband.

25 Vhagar: A Song of Ice and Fire

She was one of the dragons during Aegon's conquest, Vhagar, Balerion and Meraxes together cnquered the 7 kingdoms. She was also present during the Dance of The Dragons( The Targaryen Civil war ).

26 Grigori: Dragon's Dogma

The Dragon Grigori from the main game is an incredibly powerful and humongous beast that terrorizes the world in an endless cycle. He steals the Arisens heart at the beginning of the game and encourages the player to seek him out and prove his power. He has an awesome voice and makes you question the meaning of life among other philosophical themes.

The your-Dragon is an even more powerful dragon that takes an entire community of video gamers to defeat.

27 Beowulf's Dragon: Beowulf

The first fire breathing dragon in literature.

28 Kilgharrah: Merlin
29 Shruikan: Inheritance Cycle

He is just huge.He is good at heart but controlled by darkness he does get killed at the end of inheritance.

30 Red-Eyes Black Dragon: Yu-Gi-Oh!
31 Smolder: My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic
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