2012: Year of the Dragon
By Noelene Clark and Patrick Kevin Day
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'The Hobbit' (1937, 2012)( Warner Home Video; James Fisher / Warner Bros. )
Nomen Draconis: Smaug
Friend or foe? Foe. Smaug's behavior and personality don't lend itself to a wide circle of friends, which helps explain why he sets himself up in a place called the Lonely Mountain.
Scaly skills: Displaying a fierce intellect, Smaug also boasts an almost OCD ability to keep track of every single item in his vast horde of gold and treasure.