- Shortly after the first lycan dragon was brought to DragonVale, the park caretakers were stumped by a creepy conundrum. Every night, a whole batch of treats would go missing. Nobody suspected this scrawny dragon of such ravenous behavior... until they watched it at night. Do you know where we get the expression 'hungry like the lycan dragon'? Come by after sunset, if you dare, and then you'll see.
- —Nogard's description of the lycan dragon in The Book of Dragons
In their normal form, lycan dragons can barely harm a fly. But in their full moon form, they'll use their sharp claws and fangs to tear their enemies apart.
A lycan dragon's normal form is so frail that no dragon will bother to attack such a weak and pathetic dragons. While in their full moon form, their fearsome look can make the bravest dragons to run for their lives.
Even baby dragons can easily hurt lycan dragon while in daylight or in moonless nights, but if there is full moon, or even just any moon in the sky, run...!
Behavior and Personality
While in normal form; lycan dragons are completely harmless and resemble large puppies. However, in their full moon form, they are the most aggressive dragons to ever exist. They will kill any living thing smaller than them, both for sport and for food. In some cases they will challenge and defeat bigger dragons. Even lycan dragon infants can become murderous under full moon.
Relationship to Wizards
When in a park
How to care for
Lycan dragons don't require much care in their normal form. Usually they eat very little in their normal form, which may be a worry for new park owners as they look very starved in their normal form. However, it is completely normal.
The magical herb Wolfsbane was discovered to prevent the lycan dragon's aggression on the full moon, if fed to before their transformation. The lycan dragon will still show its ferocious form on the full moon, but it won't attack the other dragons in the habitat. However, an interesting side effect was discovered: the lycan dragon will gain a voracious appetite after their transformation. Lycan dragons sneaking out of their habitats and devouring the island's treat stash became a common problem, until wizards learned to provide their lycan dragons with plenty of food during their full moon transformation.
Origin of Name
Lycan dragons are named after their unique ability to transform into brutal beasts under the light of the full moon, much like their human counterpart the Lycan.