2012: Year of the Dragon
By Noelene Clark and Patrick Kevin Day
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'How to Train Your Dragon' (2010)( DreamWorks Animation )
Nomen Draconis: Toothless, a Night Fury dragon
Friend or foe? Friend, though it takes his human pal Hiccup a while to prove this to fellow viking villagers, a rowdy bunch of dragon-slayers. Toothless helps save the vikings after they foolishly enter the nest of an evil dragon dictator, and dragons and villagers learn to live together in harmony.
Scaly skills: As a Night Fury, Toothless is a rare species of dragon in the "How to Train Your Dragon" universe, exhibiting extreme intelligence, communication and fighting skills, as well as sleek, dark scales that make him invisible under the camouflage of the night sky. He is also adept at dive-bombing and breathing fire.