Films: Dracano (2013)
Location: Cave/Civilized Area
Height/Weight: Twice that of an average human.
Summary: When you think of the ideal spot for a dragon to live, what pops up in your head? A dark cave? A mountain? A swamp? Well, let's be frank. Dragons love fire. And where can one find lots of it. In dormant volcanoes, of course!
History: One day, explosives were set off near a volcano, setting off an eruption. But there was a lot more to worry about than a simple lava flow. The noise had awakened dragons hibernating in the volcano, and now they have come in droves to destroy the human race. Even worse, they are hard to kill, and there is a good chance that other burning mountains will follow suite.
Notable Kills: Nothing special.
Final Fate: It's a hard-fought battle, but a bit more knowledge about the dragons and lots more firepower spell their certain doom. This is especially prevalent when the mountain is blown up, taking out the newly hatched ones. However, there is always a chance that the fight could begin again...
Powers/Abilities: They can breathe fire, and they also form hardened scales after a while of being outside their cocoons. This enables them to resist most firepower. They cannot be tracked via heat (oddly), and radar misses them.
Weakness: A dragon fresh out of the cocoon has previous minutes of being rather vulnerable. Aside from that, heavy artillery.
Scariness Factor: 3-An army of dragons sounds scary. And it has been done before. The difference is that most of those examples at least looked real. Syfy once again tarnishes a good idea by miring it in awful CGI. And to think, this army would have been a frighteningly unstoppable one had it not been for that.
Trivia: -While dragons and fire definitely go hand in hand, there don't seem to be any myths in the world that directly tie them to volcanoes. It's quite ironic.
-This film was directed by Kevin O'Neil, a man who has had a metric ton of credits as a visual effects supervisor for films varying wildly in budget. Now if only he brought that expertise to his own films, which are mostly Syfy monster movies.