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The Dark Dragon
The Dark Dragon
Background information
Feature films
Short films
Television programs American Dragon: Jake Long
Video games American Dragon: Jake Long, Attack of the Dark Dragon
Park attractions
Portrayed by
Portrayed by
Voice Clancy Brown[1][2]
Performance model
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name
Other names Dark Drag (By Jake Long), Tall, Dark and Ugly (By Jake Long and Hayley Kay Long), Master, the Dark One (By Councilor Chang) Double D (By Bananas B.), the Dragon of Darkness
Personality Ruthless, cunning, vengeful intelligent, controlling, calculative, violent, hot-tempered
Appearance Large, black scaled dragon with purple claws, spikes and underbelly, with bright yellow eyes (Season 1), A gigantic, black scaled dragon with a blue underbelly and blue horns, black spikes and claws, and blood red eyes (Season 2)
Occupation Number one threat to the magical world
Goal To destroy all humans so that magical creatures could rule the world
Allies Councilor Chang, Bananas B.
Minions Shade Demons
Enemies Jake Long, Luong Lao Shi, Fu Dog, Rose, Trixie Carter, Arthur "Spud" P. Spudinski, The Dragon Council, Haley Long, Sun Park, Jonathan Long, Susan Long
Likes Destroying humanity, conquering the Magical World, seeking revenge
Dislikes Humans, dragons who like humans, Jake, Lao Shi
Powers and abilities Dragon breath, dragon claws, flight, blue energy blasts, shadow control
Weapons Dragon breath, claws, teeth, long tail, blue energy blasts
Fate Trapped in another dimension for 1,000 years

The Dark Dragon[3][4] is an extremely powerful, and evil Dragon. He is considered the number one threat to the magical community and an enemy of non-magical people. He replaced the Huntsman as the primary villain for the last episodes of Season 2 in American Dragon: Jake Long. He is voiced by Clancy Brown.


The origins of the Dark Dragon are unknown, but he is the first known dragon in history to ever turn evil. Being the Dark Dragon, his color is black with red eyes, although it is unclear if his appearance is his natural one or if he chose the coloration upon choosing evil. He was also usually seen in the dark and shadows. It is unclear if Dark Dragon ever had, or can even make, a human form, or if he is draco-locked in inverse fashion to how some dragons are humani-locked. Certainly, he has never been seen in human form; however, if he does have or can make one, then he has the perfect way to "hide in plain sight" as no knows what he looks like.

He could conjure dragon-like shadow creatures called Shade Demons, or Shades, to serve as his minions. Few dragons had faced him and lived. The last known prior to Jake was his own grandfather. The Dark Dragon's goals included assembling an army of evil magical creatures to destroy humanity and take over the Earth. He felt magical creatures, particularly dragons, to be superior to humans and should instead be the dominant species on Earth, ridding the world of humanity. It maybe because he saw in himself, and dragons as powerful, as having the right to rule. Or perhaps views humans as inferior, fearing they may cause the extinction of his kind, such as were the overt goals of the Huntsclan; although after the wish destroyed the Clan, he would no longer even remember them. He has been willing to kill any dragon and any other magical creature which got in his way or failed to agree with his beliefs.

Jake encountered him several times in his brief career to date, whom he seemed to have an interest in. During their first meeting, he offered Jake a chance to join him[5]. In their second encounter, the Dark Dragon was defeated by Jake and his friends[6] and was seemingly destroyed. However, much later, it was finally revealed Chang not only meant to resurrect him, but had helped imbue him with many dark powers. Through the use of yet another spell, albeit delayed until after the area had been vacated, Dark Dragon was returned to life and brought back to power[7].

In the finale of the Dark Dragon's schemes[8], he captured Lao Shi,  in order to blackmail Jake into betraying the dragons of the world. After the ensuing battle royale, Chang and Bananas B were defeated along with the Shade Demons which were destroyed by Johnathan Long. However, the Dark Dragon remained unmatched until Rose returned to help Jake fight him.

When the temple they were in began its disappearance for, according to Fu, another one thousand years, everyone vacated the area. However, Rose became trapped within, prompting Jake to attempt a rescue. As the Dark Dragon was caught in the pulled of the closing portal, he grabbed Rose's ankle with the tip of his tail before she cut it off, freeing her and Jake to make their escape in at the last second. The Dark Dragon was pulled into another dimension where he should be imprisoned for one thousand years.

Magical Powers

The Dark Dragon is extremely powerful and feared because of that. In his first appearance, he could:

  • Fire Breathing: Originally normal fire breathing, but after his resurrection his fire was dark blue, possibly because of dark magic[citation needed].
  • Greater Physical Might: His strength is superhuman and nearly unmatched by any dragon or magical creature in the magical community.
  • Dark Magic: the Dark Dragon was master of the darkest aspects of magic, possessing a vast ray of magical powers, including:
    • Shadow Manipulation: He could conjure Shadow Demons to do his bidding.
    • Energy Blasts: After his resurrection he could sent bolts of electricity towards enemies.
    • Teleport: He could teleport himself and others from place to place.
  • Possible Powers
    • Shapeshifting: Though not shown, the Dark Dragon might possess the ability to change into human form.
    • Doppelganger: Another ability he didn't use, the Dark Dragon might possess it.



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  • The Dark Dragon blasts regular yellow-and-orange fire in the first season, but in the second season, he blasts black fire tinted with dark blue around the edges which is much stronger, much more powerful, and much hotter than regular fire and flames.
  • In Season One, the Dark Dragon had a similar color scheme to Maleficent in her dragon form, and in Season Two, his physical appearance was similar to her as well.
  • The Dark Dragon is similar to the character Demona from Gargoyles.
    • Both are the same species as the show's main protagonist.
    • Both have a deep-seated hatred for humanity.
    • Both seek to use magic as a means for conquering the world for their own kind.
  • He is also quite similar to the villain Chernabog.
    • Both are large, powerful, demonic beings of darkness.
    • Both have the power to summon demons to serve them as minions.
  • He is also quite similar to the Marvel super-villain Magneto.
    • Both want to wipe out humanity so that their race can reign supreme.
  • The Dark Dragon seemed very powerful in Season One, but in Season Two it was shown that he was not at his full power until he was resurrected.
  • The Dark Dragon may be the reason the Huntsclan formed in the first place.


  5. Dragon Summit
  6. Hong Kong Nights
  7. Being Human
  8. The Hong Kong Longs


Media: American Dragon: Jake Long (Episode List)

Main Characters: Jake Long | Rose | Trixie Carter | Arthur Spudinski | Luong Lao Shi | Fu Dog | Jonathan Long | Susan Long | Haley Long

Other Characters: Brad Morton | Hans Rotwood | Stacey Wintergrin | Tracey | Lacey | Olivia Mears | Courtney | Jasmine | Marnie Lockjelly | Danika Hunnicutt | Nigel Thrall | Fred Nerk | Kyle Wilkins | Gregory | Andrew | Silver | Carol St. Carmine | Frederick Buttersleeves | Joshua | Trisha | "Jake Long Junior" | Aunt Cathy | Rose's parents | Rose's Twin | Sara and Kara | The Dragon Council | Councilor Andam | Councilor Kulde | Councilor Kukulkhan | Councilor Omina | Patchouli Long | Sun Park | Dolores Derceto | Ms. Jenkins | Ms. McGuire | Ms. Birch | Mrs. Carter | Colonel Hank Carter | Ms. Spudinski | Officer Morton | Veronica | Brocamas | Stan Lipkowski | Bertha | Reggie the Brownie | Clooney | Santa Claus | Jaren MacArthur | Shaniqua Chulavista | Thad Rochefort-Chaise | Jasma Sancere | Ron Slam | Coach Sackerson | Judge Glamis Cutler | Tommy King | Asian Dragon | Russian Dragon | Indian Dragon | Scottish Dragon | Egyptian Dragon | Japanese Dragon | The Witches of Woodstock | Annika | Monica | Bubonica | Jack Frost | Pix McGee | Queen Liliana | Strigoi | Mister Krunkers | Benny | Petite Messenger Fairy | Herbert the Goblin

Creatures: Dragons | Dwarves | Trolls | Pixies | Elf | Goblin | Brownie | Tooth Minions | Giant | Sprite | Gremlin | Griffin | Shade Demons | Hairball Monsters | Hobgoblin | The Krylock Demon | Tentacled Monster | Iceberg Monster | Giant Mosquito | Jersey Devil | Guardian Serpent | Avemetrus | Sea Serpent | Gnomes | Cyclops | Shark People | Nymphs | Harpy | The Kraken | Djinn | Kelpie | The Magical Community

Villians: The Huntsman | Johnny Wang | The Huntsclan | The Dark Dragon | Councilor Chang | Bananas B. | Eli Excelsior Pandarus | Nix | Huntsgirl | Huntsboys 88 and 89 | Huntsgirl 18 | Sigmund Brock | Fury | Euryale | Medusa | Evil Jake | Hook Hand Ghost | Vicky Fickling | Yan Yan | Shackles Jack | Kumo

Guest Characters: Monty Hall | Ingrid Third

Locations: New York | New York (state) | New Jersey | Alabama | Florida | Millard Fillmore Middle School | Isle of Draco | Hong Kong | Subway | The Empire State Building | China | Camp Mugwomp | Magus Bazaar | Canal Street Electronics | Island of Atlantis | Cosmopolitan Museum of Art | Familio Festevedro

Episodes: Old School Training | Dragon Breath | The Talented Mr. Long | The Legend of Dragon Tooth | Act 4, Scene 15 | Adventures in Troll Sitting | Fu Dog Takes a Walk | Professor Rotwood's Thesis | The Egg | The Heist | Dragon Summit | Body Guard Duty | Shapeshifter | The Ski Trip | The Long Weekend | Eye of the Beholder | Jake Takes the Cake | Hong Kong Nights | Halloween Bash | Fu and Tell | Flight of the Unicorn | Keeping Shop | Ring Around the Dragon | The Hunted | Bring It On | Half Baked | The Academy | The Doppelganger Gang | Something Fishy This Way Comes | Breakout | Family Business | Hero of the Hourglass | Dreamscape | A Befuddled Mind | Fool's Gold | Feeding Frenzy | Haley Gone Wild | Supernatural Tuesday | The Rotwood Files | Hairy Christmas | Switcheroo | The Love Cruise | Year of the Jake | Homecoming | Young at Heart | Siren Says | Shaggy Frog | Nobody's Fu | Magic Enemy #1 | A Ghost Story | Bite Father, Bite Son | Game On | Furious Jealousy | Being Human | The Hong Kong Longs

Objects: Mark of the Huntsclan | The 13 Aztec Skulls | Huntstaff | Magical journals | Brockium

Books: The Dragon Hunter | The Gnome Eater

Songs: The Chosen One | The Hubba Hubba Hula

Games: All Star Skate Park | Rose's Print Shop | Dangerous Descent | Jake's Dragon Tile Combo | Jake's Inferno Pinball | The Huntsclan Traps | High Risk Rescue | American Dragon: Rise of the Huntsclan | American Dragon: Jake Long, Attack of the Dark Dragon

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