Could they kill the dragon from OP pic?
>intellingent and capable of speech
>pic related shows size in comparison to human
It's still such a vague, meaningless standard that it has virtually no answer. What constitutes a "dragon" has varied enormously across time, cultures, and fantasy systems. Like take this anon.
He's wrong. One good shot with an arrow, or a sword thrust to the belly kills a LoTR dragon. A medieval society could easily down one, just have a few hundred archers or better yet crossbowmen aim and fire.
If you want the dragons from say, most standard DnD cosmologies, who are supernally intelligent, can turn invisible, take people over, in addition to the whole breathing fire and being huge, probably not.
>the species which exterminated giant fantasy tier monsters with STONE AGE weapons and tactics couldn't handle a big lizard
Fighting a mammoth head to head is the closest thing in real life to fighting a dragon due to their raw power alone.
They could do that, with sticks and stones, so its fair to assume a dragon would be doable.
a mammoth can breath fire at you
he also cant just fly away when your attacks actually manage to annoy him
and he doesn't have human level intelligent and cant understand the concept of traps or use assymetric warfare againts humans
We've killed giant eagles before
Beowulf's shield was good enough
So are most predators, we still kicked their asses
What dragons are you even basing this on?
How intelligent are they? How thick is their skin? When must they eat? What is their behavioral pattern?
Didn't they use those faggy eastern dragons?
IT'S NOT A MEME IT'S HISTORY YOU DENIER
>tfw you will never ride with your veljekset againts the hwan barbarians in the battle of meemkuia
>watch ancient ayy lmao or anything equivalent
>read chariot of the ayy lmaos or anything equivalent
>use what you "learned" from these to poke fun at /his/
>IS DIS DEM DANK MAYMAYS I HEARD SO MUCH ABOOUT?
Still way too vague.
How much protection does its scales offer?
What does it eat and how many calories does it need to sustain its weight.
How often can it use its fire and how effective is it as a weapon?
How intelligent is it?
For how long periods at a time can it fly?
How hostile is it towards humans? Does it view us as prey, potential threats or ignores us completely?
Does it have any natural weakness that are easily exploitable? For instance it can only nest in certain types of terrain or it is extremely clumsy on land.
How territorial are they?
These are just some of many important questions that need answers before any decent response can be given.
>He's wrong. One good shot with an arrow, or a sword thrust to the belly kills a LoTR dragon. A medieval society could easily down one, just have a few hundred archers or better yet crossbowmen aim and fire.
But the most important thing that allowed that to happen was knowledge of a hole in Smaug's "armor". Much of the buildup to his character was the fact many people died trying to kill him.
Also, Smaug isn't the full picture of LoTR dragons. There were several different types, some who didn't even breath fire. The Dwarves in the high North actually killed a few of them, so there were essentially a powerful, but mortal and vulnerable large monster such as a troll.
Daniel Kills the Dragon
23 Now in that place[a] there was a great dragon, which the Babylonians revered. 24 The king said to Daniel, ‘You cannot deny that this is a living god; so worship him.’ 25 Daniel said, ‘I worship the Lord my God, for he is the living God. 26 But give me permission, O king, and I will kill the dragon without sword or club.’ The king said, ‘I give you permission.’
27 Then Daniel took pitch, fat, and hair, and boiled them together and made cakes, which he fed to the dragon. The dragon ate them, and burst open. Then Daniel said, ‘See what you have been worshipping!’
28 When the Babylonians heard about it, they were very indignant and conspired against the king, saying, ‘The king has become a Jew; he has destroyed Bel, and killed the dragon, and slaughtered the priests.’ 29 Going to the king, they said, ‘Hand Daniel over to us, or else we will kill you and your household.’ 30 The king saw that they were pressing him hard, and under compulsion he handed Daniel over to them.
Because you see, the dragon would naturally eat anything with fat, fat is salty and delicious. But by mixing it with pitch and hair, which would clump up into undigestable lumps and as the dragon kept eating the cakes, it eventually would rupture it's own bowels.
And before some idiot decides to claim dragons don't exist, try to remember that the word "dinosaur" wasn't invented until the 1840's, and prior to that, any sufficiently large reptile would naturally be called a dragon. That was the word for a terrible lizard prior to 1840 or whenever.
Dragons are not enormous
Dragons are not gigantic
Dragons are not massive