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The Devilish Dervish has a cameo appearance in the book series as Snotlout's first riding dragon, in How to Twist a Dragon's Tale.

Physical Description

In terms of appearance, the Devilish Dervish actually looks very much like an ordinary western dragon, with two wings and four legs. They are described as a superb, shining muscular creature, and have long spikes down their lower back. They have an aerodynamic build, helping them fly at top speed, only bested by the Windwalker and the Silver Phantom.


Devilish Dervishes can speak Dragonese. According to The Incomplete Book of Dragons, they are known to be very quick on the wing, "Faster than falcons and slicker than witches".


Devilish Dervishes are very bold and quick to take action, as well as rather difficult to control.


Although no stats are given for the Devilish Dervish such as "Disobedience", this dragon is trainable and has been used as a beginner's dragon for those that can handle it.


How to Twist a Dragon's Tale

The Devilish Dervish is first mentioned in this Book, as a starter riding dragon for Snotlout.

Snotface Snotlout was riding the best dragon there, a smooth, evil-looking Devilish Dervish.
  How to Twist a Dragon's Tale  

The Incomplete Book of Dragons

Devilish Dervishes are mentioned in this reference book and appear in the dragon information tables in the back of the book.


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