The Velociraptors of the dragon world, Speed Stingers are fast, aggressive and intelligent.
They use coordinated attacks, moving in packs of dozens at a time, all led by the Lead Speed Stinger. Speed Stingers have wings, but they are small and undeveloped, so this species is essentially flightless. Confined to land, they rely on ice bridges and glaciers to move from place to place in search of food. They are the fastest dragon on land. While other dragons, such as Nadders and Night Furies, can outfly them, no one can outrun a Speed Stinger. A nocturnal dragon, Speed Stingers expend so much energy after dark that they must sleep throughout the day. Typically, they seek shelter in caves or tunnels to avoid predators while sleeping. The Lead Speed Stinger is identifiable by his red wings and red stripes along his body (in contrast to the uniform green of a regular Speed Stinger). The regular Speed Stingers will follow the Leader anywhere, without hesitation. The Speed Stinger’s chief weapon is its poisonous barbed tail. Even a single sting can render any human or dragon completely paralyzed for hours, even days.
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Dragons: Defenders of Berk
Quick, conniving, carnivorous creatures
None (all internal energy is dedicated to powering their leg muscles)
Although Speed Stingers are incapable of generating flames, they make up for this deficit with several hidden abilities. Being nocturnal, Speed Stingers are blessed with amazing night vision. Additionally, when running at full velocity, a Speed Stingers' dexterous feet allow the dragon to tread up walls and even run upside-down on ceilings and cave tops for limited periods of time. Finally, these dragons have developed incredibly tough hides to protect them from the heat and friction generated when they race at top speed. This calloused skin renders Speed Stingers impervious to temperature extremes as well as traditional weapons like arrows and spears.