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Lizards are not seen in the DreamWorks Dragons Franchise, but are often referred to.

Description

Lizards occur in the Order Squamata, excluding snakes and worm lizards They are, for the most part, four-legged reptiles occurring on most continents worldwide. They are typically small creatures, but some species can grow quite large, such as the Komodo dragon. Their legs extend outward from a usually sinuous trunk, and locomotion is side-to-side.

Lizard species occurring in Scandinavia include the Viviparous lizard, the Slow-worm (a legless species), and the Sand lizard.

Diet

The diet of lizards varies considerably amongst species. The Komodo dragon eats meat and is known to even take down deer in their native habitat. They will also feast on carrion. Iguana on the other hand, are plant eaters, feasting on fruits and leaves. Many of the small lizard species, however, dine on insects and other small invertebrates.

Function

Lizards do not have a use in the Franchise, other than as a derogatory reference for dragons.

In reality, lizards have been kept as pets, skinned for their hides, and used as food.

Appearances

Dragons: Riders of Berk

In "Thawfest", Snotlout calls Hookfang a lizard.

NO! Those were kids you six-thousand-pound lizard! No! What! What are you doing?! STOP! SHOOTING!
  — Snotlout  


Dragons: Defenders of Berk

In Race to Fireworm Island, Spitelout asks Snotlout about Hookfang.

Troubles with the lizard, son?
  — Spitelout  


Dragons: Race to the Edge, Season 1

When Fishlegs gets hypnotized and turns into his alter-ego "Thor Bonecrusher", he does not have a good appreciation of dragons.

Ohh! Can't this overgrown lizard fly any faster?
  — Fishlegs/Thor Bonecrusher  


Trader Johann gives Heather and Astrid information, but declines to go along with them in "Have Dragon Will Travel, Part 2".

What part of this implies "Rushing into battle on a flying lizard"?
  — Johann  


Dragons: Race to the Edge, Season 2

In the first episode of this season, "Team Astrid", Dagur the Deranged tries to find Dragon's Edge by watching where the Dragon Riders fly.

Oh Hiccup, so soft-hearted and soft-headed. I knew my little attack on Berk would draw him and his lizard flying friends out into the open, and you doubted me.
  — Dagur  


A Dragon Hunter pokes at a caged Monstrous Nightmare in "Night of the Hunters, Part 1".

Quiet down, ya useless lizard.
  — Unnamed Dragon Hunter  


In "Night of the Hunters, Part 2", Barf and Belch is saved from the Dragon Hunters, who were fattening him up for his soft hide.

You heard her, you pampered lizard. We're here to rescue you, so let's go. Looks like somebody forgot who the boss is.
  — Tuffnut  


Spitelout attacks a Skrill and boasts of his success, just before he is zapped by its lightening in "A Time to Skrill".

Is that all you got, you sparky lizard? No offense to you, of course. Ahh!
  — Spitelout  


Dragons: Race to the Edge, Season 4

In "Dire Straits", a Dragon Hunter tosses a Gronckle into a cage.

Get back, you filthy lizard!
  — Dragon Hunter  


Dragons: Race to the Edge, Season 5

In "The Wings of War, Part 2", Spitelout nets a Singetail with a special trapping contraction.

Yes! Yes! Whoo! Take that, ya scaly lizard. Deathlout, meet Snaptrapper. I do hope you enjoy each other's company. You're gonna be together for quite a spell.
  — Spitelout  


Dragons: Race to the Edge, Season 6

Calling dragons "lizards" in a derogatory way continues in "Ruff Transition". Dragon Hunters invade Wingmaiden Island. As they are about to kill Wingnut, a baby Razorwhip, one says, "Look at the dumb little lizard".

Dragons: Rescue Riders, Season 1

Chief Duggard says in "Where There's Smoke" that he would like to learn to speak dragon, "Or lizard! Or sheep for that matter."

Magnus Finke exclaims "No need for these flappy lizards" in "Heavy Metal". Winger in particular seems to be rubbed the wrong way by his callous comment.

Games

School of Dragons

In "Secret of the Leviathan" expansion, Fishlegs compares the Flame Whipper's ability to "drop" its tail to that of some lizards.

Dragons: Titan Uprising

The description for the Thunderclaw, Gyllentalon, mentions a folklore that the golden tears of Freya fell upon a lizard and transformed it into a golden Thunderclaw.

According to the tale, When the goddess Freya was grieving the disappearance of her husband, Od, she wept tears of gold that fell onto an unwary lizard sunning itself on the rocks below. The tears transformed the hapless Thunderclaw into the Gyllentalon, blessed with the grief of the Goddess of Love.
  Dragons: Titan Uprising  


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References

Wikipedia-logo-v2.svg Lizard on Wikipedia
Wikipedia-logo-v2.svg List of amphibians and reptiles of Sweden on Wikipedia

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