Lizards are not seen in the DreamWorks Dragons Franchise, but are often referred to.
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.
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.
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.
|“||NO! Those were kids you six-thousand-pound lizard! No! What! What are you doing?! STOP! SHOOTING!||”|
|“||Troubles with the lizard, son?||”|
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|
|“||What part of this implies "Rushing into battle on a flying lizard"?||”|
|“||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.||”|
|“||Quiet down, ya useless lizard.||”|
|— Unnamed Dragon Hunter|
|“||You heard her, you pampered lizard. We're here to rescue you, so let's go. Looks like somebody forgot who the boss is.||”|
|“||Is that all you got, you sparky lizard? No offense to you, of course. Ahh!||”|
|“||Get back, you filthy lizard!||”|
|— Dragon Hunter|
|“||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.||”|
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".
In "Secret of the Leviathan" expansion, Fishlegs compares the Flame Whipper's ability to "drop" its tail to that of some lizards.
|“||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|