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Cutter is a Relentless Razorwing. Best eyesight in the dragon world. [src]
  Leyla  

The Relentless Razorwing is a medium-sized Tracker Class dragon that first appeared in Dragons: Rescue Riders.

Development

Dragons: Rescue Riders was already well into development in 2017. In September of this year, DreamWorks Animation filed for a license to trademark "Relentless Razorwing".[2]

Physical Appearance

Hatchling to Adult

Young Razorwings have a large head compared to body size. They have a bronze-brown body with darker brown mottling, as well as a golden yellow undercarriage. Sharp knife-like spikes crown their heads, and travel in a single row down the spine to the tail. The tail itself ends in a single butcher-knife-like point.

Abilities

Firepower

Relentless Razorwings shoot a standard orange yellow fire flame from their mouths. Their fire breath is hot enough to reignite a doused fire dragon, such as a Fire Fury, or warm the scales and wings of a freezing dragon and leave a burn mark in stone wall. As seen by Cutter in "Deep Trouble", they appear to have a high shot limit.

Their Tails

Relentless Razorwing's tail is their main weapon and can be used for a variety of things.

Spike Shot

Razorwings are able to shoot sharp spines from their tails with very high precision. Similar to a Deadly Nadder or a porcupine, a Relentless Razorwings spines are loosely attached and don't appear too upset about losing them hinting that they may grow back overtime. Their spines can even bounce off certain surfaces likes areas that have reinforced metal like Waldondo's Ship in "Treasure Riders".

Like the Nadder, Razorwings can also shoot a single spine from their tails but they don't need to be tapped on the back of their heads suggesting that they can learn to do so with practice. According to Cutter, their spines aren't made of metal mentioned in "Charged Up" implying they could be made out of keratin.

Prehensile Tail

Not only can Relentless Razorwings fire spines from them but they are also prehensile, which they can use to lift various objects. This was demonstrated by Cutter, when he used his tail to grab a shovel and place it underneath a boulder. Similar to some monkeys that have prehensile tails, when or if knocked out of the sky by bad weather conditions Razorwings can use their tails to hang themselves safely from branches seen by Cutter in "King Burple".

Slicing Capabilities

The Relentless Razorwing's knife-like tail is able to slice through wood and other material with a very smooth cut and shown by Cutter. With enough practice and precision they can also limit how deep their able to cut objects. Their slicing tails can even cut through thin layers of ice.

Eyesight

Relentless Razorwings have excellent vision, and are able to see farther than many other dragon species.

Speed and Agility

In the very beginning of "Deep Trouble", Cutter is seen dodging Summer's water blasts, which are very accurate. Relentless Razorwings are also able to turn at such high speeds that they almost become a living drill or rotating saw.

Burrowing

Some Relentless Razorwings can spin fast enough to drill holes in the earth using their spikes. [src]
  Leyla  

As seen in the episode "Bad Egg", the Relentless Razorwing is capable of burrowing into the ground by diving towards the ground while spinning, resulting in its spikes cutting a hole deep into the ground. This ability can be used to create new springs of water as well. Leyla says that "some" Razorwings can do this, indicating that some cannot implying that only young ones can learn this ability or they have to be taught by their own kind.

Intelligence

Relentless Razorwings are shown to be extremely smart, in the case with Cutter seen in "Sick Day" and "The Hunt for the Golden Dragon". They are shown to be creative as Cutter can also his tail for sculpting ice and shrubbery trimming.

Weaknesses

Physical Illness

As with most dragon species, Relentless Razorwings are susceptible to the Dreaded Dragon Flu. To the point of not being able to control their spines especially when they sneeze.

Low Lighting and Weather Conditions

Razorwings have excellent vision during the daytime, but this ability does not extend to night vision. In little or no-light conditions, the Razorwing is not able to see any better than other creatures lacking night vision. The lack of vision also applies to weather conditions like blizzards making Razorwings unable to see very well.

Cutting Limitations

Though extremely sharp, the Razorwing's spikes and tail are not able to cut through some materials, such as Tangle Vine and Belzium. However, since Cutter is a young Razorwing it's unknown if adult ones have the strength to cut through materials like that. If they go too fast when attacking with their spikes Razorwings can become lodged in certain materials causing them to get stuck leaving them vulnerable to attacks seen by Cutter in "Hoogen Boo to You".

Dragon Peppers

When Razorwings are attacked with Dragon Peppers, they sneeze repeatedly and can't defend themselves or fly straight leaving them vulnerable to attacks.

Burrowing Limitations

Despite some being able to use their spikes and spines to dig, they can't dig through everything such as hard surfaces like hard ice or metal.

Behavior and Personality

Razorwings are vain, spending a lot of time on personal care, such as sharpening their claws. They can be very ignorant and egotistical at times. Cutter likes to pull pranks, and Razorwings love being pampered.

As noticed by Cutter, Razorwings can also be tricky, clever and smart when they need to.

Appearances

Dragons: Rescue Riders

Season 1

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Main article: Cutter

Only one Relentless Razorwing appears in Season 1, the main character Cutter. The Razorwing is also detailed in Leyla's Dragon Diary.

Trivia

  • The Relentless Razorwing is most likely based off the Razorwing from the book series.
  • The way they use their spikes to dig holes and tunnels is similar to how a Whispering Death would use its spinning teeth to dig.
    • It's revealed in "Bad Egg", that he was taught by Leyla .
  • The Relentless Razorwing does share some similarities with the Deadly Nadder.
    • Both are apart of the Tracker class.
    • Both have a great amount of vanity in the terms of personality.
    • They prefer to use spines and spikes than their fire breath.
    • Both lose control of the spines when sick.
    • Unlike a porcupine they can shoot their spines and spikes from their tails.
  • The Relentless Razorwing also shares some similarities with the Razorwhip.
    • Both have tails that are sharp.
    • Both are intelligent and are artistic with their tails.

References

  1. In "Deep Trouble", by counting the number of singe marks in the cave Cutter used his fire breath ten times before he ran out.
  2. RELENTLESS RAZORWING Trademark Details. (Copyright 2019). Justia Trademarks.

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