2012: Year of the Dragon
By Noelene Clark and Patrick Kevin Day
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'Game of Thrones' (2011-present)( HBO )
Nomen Draconis: Viserion, Rhaegal, Drogon
Friend or foe? Friend of exiled princess Daenerys Targaryen. More than friends, actually -- she serves as their surrogate mother, having helped hatch them from eggs.
Scaly skills: Flying, breathing fire, but in a world where dragons are thought to be extinct, their most impressive skill is just showing up.