In honor of the televised premiere of Game of Thrones Season 6 this Sunday, I present my top seven fictional dragons in pop culture. Can you imagine Daenerys taking care of some of this guys? LOL.
7. Mushu (Mulan)
A tiny Chinese dragon who serves as the comic relief of the film, Mushu is one heck of a funny creature. He helps the titular heroine when she enrolls in the army in her father's place. Mushu is also one of the best Disney sidekicks and his popularity has made him a staple in a lot of movie merchandise.
6. Toothless (How To Train Your Dragon)
one of the two protagonist of How to Train Your Dragon, along with his master Hiccup, Toothless is definitely one of the cutest dragons that I've seen in my entire life, and all girls love him so much.
5. Ridley (Metroid)
One of Nintendo's first antagonists in the NES era, Ridley is one of Samus Aran's Rogue gallery, appearing in nearly every entry of the franchise. He's a space pirate who's out to destroy the female bounty hunter for revenge.
4. Spyro (Spyro The Dragon)
Every '90s kids' favorite purple dragon in the PS1 era, Spyro was one of PlayStation's first mascots in their first console along with Crash Bandicoot and Sweet Tooth from Twisted Metal. We hope to see him again in a reboot similar to the one his friend Crash is rumored to be getting on PS4.
3. Falkor The Luckdragon (The Neverending Story)
One of the best characters of the franchise, he's a white-haired dragon from a species called Luckdragon and he's the last of his kind. He's the companion of the film's protagonists, Bastion and Atreyu, and helps in each of their adventures.
2. King Ghidorah (Godzilla)
One of Godzilla's deadly foes in the franchise, King Ghidorah is three-headed giant Chinese dragon. He's an evil kaiju who loves destroying Tokyo and other cities around the world. He is the main antagonist of both the King of the Monsters and Mothra and will make his first American debut for US audiences in the upcoming sequel to Godzilla (2014).
1. Smaug (The Hobbit)
The main antagonist of the Hobbit franchise, he's a powerful, rich dragon voiced by Sherlock Holmes actor Benedict Cumberbatch. He's the franchise's greatest villain — along with Sauron — and is one of the richest fictional characters. According to Forbes, he's worth about $62 billion.