“Nordic panic”

Films: Wyvern (2009)

Alias: None

Type: Mystical

Location: Tundra/Lake/Forest/Civilized area

Height/Weight: That of an small biplane.

Affiliation: Neutral

Summary: Dragons are everywhere in fiction, movies especially. But most of the time, they show up with just wings, legs, and no arms. Yes, we know that dragons are open to interpretation, but it's about time we got the real name for armless dragons. Say hello to the wyvern, everybody!

History: Back when the Norse Gods were still worshipped, a wyvern living in Hel was assigned to eat the corpses of the evil. But in time, it grew tired of feasting on the dead, and proceeded to devour the living. It became so consumed by bloodlust that it didn't realize that in the middle of its rampage, it had bit the great God Odin. Infuriated by this beast's insubordination, Odin had it banished to the frozen lands, where it became entombed in ice. But after years and years of global warming, the wyvern is back, ready to make a meal out of the nearby town of Beaver Hills, Alaska.

Notable Kills: Downs a helicopter with some impressive aerial maneuvers.

Final Fate: One guy soon takes the wyvern's eggs and puts them in his prized truck. The beast pursues it, only for it to get its head stuck as the vehicle plummets off a cliff, taking the monster with it in an explosion.

Powers/Abilities: Some powerful lungs give the Wyvern a mighty roar that can shake a foundation to its center. Its spade at the end of its tail also functions as a blade.

Weakness: Heavy artillery.

Scariness Factor: 3-As per the norm, the CGI is the complete opposite of remarkable. But it is a better effort, and it helps bring this snake-like dragon into the spotlight. It helps when you're big and menacing like that.

Trivia: -The wyvern's origin seems to be based off the Nordic myth of Nidhogg, a dragon living in Helheim that forever chews at the roots of Yggdrasil, the world tree. The beast will also eat whatever lost souls happen to be there, and is constantly pestered by Ratatoskr the messenger squirrel and Vedrfolnir the eagle riding atop a larger eagle. It is implied that all three simply work together to deliver the messages to the realms above.

-The wyvern actually has its origins in Roman times, and is also thought to be rather big in medieval Wales. It is an important figure in heraldry, constantly being depicted on sigils and flags as a sign of power.

Image Gallery

And take care of her kids. Don't forget!

Again! Technically not a dragon!

Like, REALLY badly.

Sheee shot the sherrif!

"What year is it? Is Odin still head God?"

"What? I was told it was Happy Hour."

Angry moms in the mirror are closer than they appear.
Uh, guy, remember. Technically not a dragon.

"Lovely weather we're having, sir. Sir?"

"What is wrong with this oddly shaped bird? There's no blood!"

"Where the bloody Hell are my keys?!"

The scaly cargo.
Because Midgard Predator wasn't cool enough, eh?

Birdwatchers, beware.

This blind date went horribly.

"I know what I must do! T-Pose to assert my dominance!"

A hit and run that has yet to be avenged.