Dragons are primordial creatures of immense arcane knowledge, typically with a reptilian and avian physiognomy. Widely regarded as terrifying yet awe-inspiring, they are highly intelligent due to their accumulated knowledge over the years and can be found all over the world in rivers and canals.
Dragons have different physical traits in mythology but are normally more close to the culturally known European Dragon. They have a lizard-like body with scaled skin and a pair of wings. Their size and weight in the series are described as equal to that of a lorry, and their heads are big enough to eat humans whole. The New York Dragon possessed bright golden, slit-pupil eyes that are shown to glow in darkness. Their voices resonate very deeply, almost sub-bass like, while smoke is sometimes produced when they speak verbally.
Dragons generally inhabit areas with an abundance of water, most notably rivers and lakes, though they sometimes habit larger bodies of water, like the Venice Chanel Dragon. Although known throughout many legends for eating Humans, it's not something that is frequent to happen. Most of them collect ancient objects or magically powerful ones, such as the Button, when bargained to for their services. The Dragon that Quentin and Julia meet in the channels below New York, collects baby teeth and other objects that it deems valuable although they seem to be worthless and altogether meaningless. She was able to grant them passage to the Underworld but stated that she would eat them if both hadn't returned in 24 hours.
Dragons spend most of their time asleep, but if humans desire to interact with them, they may choose whether or not to wake up.
Magic and AbilitiesEdit
Dragons are known for possessing great magical knowledge accumulated throughout their time in the universe. They also breathe fire and have immense physical strength, as well magical resistance. Most, if not all, of them, can breathe underwater, though whether or not they require oxygen is unknown.
Dragons are known as Gatekeepers due to their ability to open portals. As explained by Poppy Kline, a well-versed Draconologist, Dragons not only possess the ability to open portals, but they are portals themselves, as anything they consume gets transported elsewhere. Souls, for instance, of people they eat get transported to the Underworld.
Dragons are stated to live in rivers all over the world and are typically named after the river they dwell in. The known, or otherwise identified, Dragons include:
- Thames River Dragon
- Ganges River Dragon
- Venice Chanel Dragon
- Hudson River Dragon
- The Abyss Dragon
- "I have lived in this canal for ten centuries. Everything that enters it is mine. I have swords and crowns. I have popes and saints and kings and queens. I have brides on their wedding day and children on Christmas. I have the Holy Lance and the noose that hung Judas. I have every lost thing."
- — Venice Chanel Dragon to Quentin Coldwater[src]