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Known to be extremely territorial and aggressive in nature, the Flame Whipper can detach its poison-filled tail to lure and paralyze any incoming threats. This Stoker Class dragon also possesses sticky toe pads on its appendages, allowing it to stick onto walls and launch explosive fire blasts from multiple angles.
  School of Dragons  

The Flame Whipper is a medium-sized Stoker Class dragon that first appeared in School of Dragons.

Official Description

Flame Whippers are known for their detachable tails that wriggle to attract predators. Any Dragon stupid enough to fall for this ruse will be treated with a mouthful of paralyzing poison that will leave them vulnerable to the Flame Whipper's aggression.
The Flame Whipper's unrelenting flames will destroy anything in its way.
  Dragons: Rise of Berk  
After a surprise encounter with dragon hunters, Berk's dragon trainers have returned with a ship filled with Flame Whipper eggs, now ready to be trained by the best Vikings on campus!
It was a routine patrol around the outskirts of Berk, when the dragon trainers spotted a dragon hunting ship. They immediately got into high alert and began circling the ship, it was upon closer inspection that the twins noticed the ship was filled with crates of colorful eggs, specifically Flame Whipper eggs!
Immediately, they began planning how to rescue the eggs and prevent the ship from coming any closer to Berk or the School. After a few tiring hours, the dragon trainers were able to land on the ship and make sure all the eggs were safe and unharmed. Once they were sure none of the eggs had been damaged, the dragon trainers began making their way to the School, bringing along the rescued eggs.
Upon arriving at school, Astrid made her way to the Trading Post where both Hiccup and Trader Johann were conversing. After explaining the situation, Trader Johann agreed to safeguard the Stoker Class eggs until the right Viking came along.
Only the bravest of Vikings will be able to train and bond with this fiery dragon as it can be quite the surprise to see a dragon seamlessly detach their tail. Don't forget its swirling explosions and swift agility to speed up in flight! Will this dragon wiggle its way into your stables?
  School of Dragons  

Physical Appearance

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Flame Whipper eggs are colored blue on the center while the bottom and top gradients to a shade of bright yellow. The egg is also covered in black patterned stripes and spots.

Hatchling to Adult

Flame Whippers come in many different color combinations, but traditional ones have yellow heads, shoulders, and sections of their tails. The rest of their body is mostly blue. They have black stripes running over their body and the underneath of their wings is orange. Small spines run along their back and tails, as well as the side of their tails.

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Titan Wing

Titan Wing Flame Whippers are much larger than their adult counterparts. Their wing claws are sharper and they grow more small spikes on their tail. While their black stripes remain the same as during their adult stage, the rest of their colors turn into shades of red and orange.


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Detachable and Poisonous tail

Like a gecko, the Flame Whipper can detach its tail if it is in danger. It can do this due to a break in-between the spinal bones in its back and tail, which allow it's tail to detach on command. The tail wiggles once detached, attracting predators to it. However, the tail is filled with an acidic poison that can briefly paralyze predators, making them think twice before attacking another Flame Whipper.

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Wall Climbing

The Flame Whipper is capable of walking on walls. Due to its gecko-like body, it is likely it has sticky toe-pads that allow it to stick to walls like a gecko. The Flame Whipper can even stay upside down on slippery surfaces, such as the ceiling of a cave, with little to no struggle.

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Stretchable Tongue

The Flame Whipper's tongue is capable of being stretched to a decent length, which likely helps in catching food. It can also use this tongue to help aim its fire, increasing its accuracy.

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The Flame Whipper shoots swirling explosions of fire, which can be made more accurate thanks to its stretchable tongue. Unlike other dragons' fire, which tends to hit the target as one mass, a Flame Whipper's fire is lashed on.

Behavior and Personality

The Flame Whippers are very territorial and aggressive dragons. They live in packs and are very protective of their young. If humans enter their nest, the Flame Whippers will follow them to make sure they don't represent a threat and even attack them to keep them out of their territory. Flame Whippers are easiest to train as babies or juveniles, but adults are normally untrainable.

On the contrary, the babies are very curious and will sometimes wander off by themselves to explore their surroundings.


The Flame Whipper's poison does have an antidote, which is created by neutralizing its acidity. According to School of Dragons, 17 base droplets are necessary to undo the poison's effects.



School of Dragons

The Flame Whipper first appeared in this game in the expansion pack, "Secret of the Leviathan".

Dragons: Rise of Berk

The Flame Whipper was introduced in this game with the 1.59 update.


  • The Flame Whipper's color pattern is similar to poison dart frogs. Like the dragon, these frogs live in tropical environments and are toxic. It also resembles a thick-tailed gecko in appearance.
  • The Flame Whipper's ability to drop its tail is like that of the Vampire Spydragon from the books and a myriad of lizard species in nature.
  • The name "Flame Whipper" was given by Phlegma during the "Secret of the Leviathan" expansion.


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