This article is about the race from the Skylanders series. You may be looking for the race from the classic series or the Legend series, or the their TV spinoff counterpart.

Dragons are one of the native species that reside in Skylands, with Spyro being one of the many dragon characters. Skylands features a variety of dragon species closely connected to the elements - from water dragons to rock dragons, undead dragons, and even rare purple dragons.

Younger dragons are highly adaptive to their surroundings, making the way they are raised a key factor in determining their adult forms, powers and personalities. Dragons are also pranksters.[1] It is mentioned in many of the Dragons' biographies that they tend to be outsiders. Despite being shunned by those around them, dragons do have a strong sense of responsibility or purpose.


Although the known trait for dragons is their ability to breathe fire, each dragon Skylander puts their own elemental twist on this talent.[2] Dragons also can live for hundreds of years, such as Ramses for example who was able to rule over his land for centuries, and is still alive to this day. Dragons possess powerful magic, which makes them immune to mind control and can even be used to reverse the power of the rogue Ancient, [Brain].

Purple Dragons, like Spyro and Malefor, are a rare species of dragon who are associated with the Magic element. This allows them to harness the power of the other elements. There are also many other species of dragons, such as Water Dragons, Snow Dragons, Bone Dragons, and many more, each with their own unique abilities.


One of the notable realms inhabited by dragons is called Dragon's Peak, also known as the Island of Scalos, where the oldest and largest of their kind reside. Another dragon realm is the Dragon Temple, far above the mainlands of Skylands, where all the dragons in Skylands live in "dubious" harmony with the Sheep.

Since few Dragons other than the Skylanders are encountered elsewhere, the Dragons may very well be one of the rarest species in all of Skylands.


Dragon King

The Dragons in Skylanders are apparently ruled by a King, who resides in the realm of Dragon's Peak, a place that is considered special to dragons because whichever sits on the Dragon's Throne becomes the new king, and where the oldest and largest of their kind reside. Ramses is the current Dragon King, having ruled over the lands with peace and harmony for centuries. Some fear that Vathek, an Undead dragon and Ramses'a evil brother, may one day try to steal the throne. However, Vathek eventually took the throne himself and ruled as king of Dragon's Peak, but was soon thwarted by the Skylanders.

Rite of Passage

According to Spyro, all Dragons must take the paths of Fire or Ice and Brains or Brawn at the Dragon Temple before they reach adulthood, representing of their personalities.

Dragon Politics of Dragon's Peak

The Dragons used to vote for their leaders but their political system became so complex, no one could understand it. Even the act of voting became difficult for most Dragons. And those who wanted to rule had to campaign and make speeches, and nobody in particular liked it so they finally just said, forget it. Whoever sits on the throne is King. Luckily, for them, the first to do so was Ramses. Not only was he the quickest to sit down but he happened to also be the most qualified to lead.[3]

See also



  • In the Skylanders series, the female Dragons are revealed to have no teeth, while the males have them (with the exception of Sunburn due to being half phoenix, half dragon).
  • Each Skylander element has at least one dragon. However, the Earth element has two dragons (Bash and Flashwing).


  1. Skylanders Official Annual 2013, page 15
  2. Skylanders Universe: Chronicles, page 41
  3. Skylanders: Giants Official Strategy Guide - Q&A, page 245
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