“You only burn twice”

Films: Dragon Fighter (2003)

Alias: None

Type: Man-Made

Location: Civilized Area

Height/Weight: Twice that of an average rhino.

Affiliation: Neutral

Summary: Just as we think people living alongside scientifically-created dinosaurs is awesome, we relish the idea of cloning dragons as well. But just like with dinosaurs, poorly-managed projects like this oftentimes end with more casualties than accolades. Also, dinosaurs don't breathe fire...

History: Long ago in England, a dragon terrorized the land before being trapped in a cave-in. About ten centuries later, the remains of a "winged dinosaur" are found in the cave and brought to a secret cloning facility in California. Alas, the cloning process takes shorter than usual, the dragon is reborn, and it immediately escapes to kill everyone. Phooey...

Notable Kills: Blasts a jet so that it crashes into another one.

Final Fate: After escaping into the skies, the dragon is pursued by weaponized aircraft, yet evades them due to being too cold for the heat-seeking missiles. Our heroes circumvent this by dousing it in fuel, lighting it on fire with a flare gun, and therefore giving the jets a clear target. The dragon is promptly blown up. However, the ruins of the facility reveal that a second embryo was cloned, and it's also maturing rapidly...

Powers/Abilities: Fire breath and a hide resilient to most weaponry.

Weakness: It must remain in cold environments lest it succumb to its inner fire, and can be taken out by heavy artillery.

Scariness Factor: 2.5-We wish we could admire this beast's bulky frame and ferocious attitude. But not only is the CGI terrible, the weakness to heat doesn't make a lick of sense. Okay, it actually does, but that must make fire-breathing a nightmare for it! It's surprising that its throat isn't nothing but cinders at this point.

Trivia: -The special effects work was divided between a group in California and one in Bulgaria.

-For those of you wondering if animal cloning is really all that possible, look no further than Dolly the sheep, the first animal to be cloned via nuclear transfer. To say many other species followed in her wake would be an understatement.

Image Gallery

Thanks for the eyeholes!

Draco's time in the modern age was...interesting.
He's got his eye on go-nowhere actors.

Back when things were sorta simple.

When cliche hiding spots become death-traps.
How many clones did these idiots make?!

The Dragon God awakens to all reptilian cries!

A face only a mad scientist could love.