The Dragon (AKA The Beast) is a major character in the Roman Film. It is an enormous green-coloured dragon with immense power and strength, released deliberately by Magnus Maximus with the intention of taming it and using it as a weapon.
The dragon has the typical four legs, two wings and tail of a traditional European dragon. Its hide is 'of rock' and has a distinctive green colour, while weaker spots of red skin are visible between its armour plating. The leathery wings are as wide as the dragon's length and cannot be folded up. The dragon has large, fiery, glistening eyes and huge jaws lined with miniscule red teeth, making the dragon particularily effective at eating victims whole.
Along with its sheer sze and momentum, the dragon is capable of smashing any non-magical defenses built around it. Here is a list of its other strengths:
- Sharp claws that can rip through metal
- Lashing tail that is tipped with a bony lump for swinging at enemies
- Night sight eyes that can see clearly in the pitch-black cave it resides in
- Fiery breath that can burn humans from 5 metres away