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  • n. A fictitious flying dragon with a wingless elongated body, possessing neither magical talent nor immense physical strength, but distinctive in its unfailing serendipity.


From German, coined in The Neverending Story (1983), translated by Ralph Manheim from the original Die Unendliche Geschichte (1979) by Michael Ende (Wiktionary)


  • Though he lacks scales, or magical abilities, our luckdragon is a powerful companion who flies, breathes fire, and is both intelligent and lucky.

    Top 10 Movie Dragons » Scene-Stealers

  • Though his appearance (puppy dog face and floppy ears) is far removed from the original German novel, Falcor is a luckdragon, and as such belongs on the list.

    Top 10 Movie Dragons » Scene-Stealers

  • Who would make a better investment partner for a bar called Whiskey Business – Chewbacca or Falkor, the luckdragon from The Neverending Story?

    The Official Star Wars Blog » Would You Let Chewbacca Run Your Bar?

  • Not your run-of-the-mill fire breathing combat dragon, Falkor is of the gentle luckdragon variety whose main distinctive ability is a never ending run of good fortune. - Celebrity Gossip + Lifestyle Magazine

  • I don't agree with the whole luckdragon (Luckdragon are wusses, seriously), the killing thing (MS would be sued to death) e moral dillemas (Why do i have to stop wearing blue leopard speedo's just because every time i put it on 6 innocent children in Africa are raped?).


  • Well, 'cause it sounds only slightly less lame than Falkor, the name of the talking, white-haired luckdragon Atreyu flew around on - duh!

    Broward-Palm Beach New Times | Complete Issue

  • (unimaginative creatures who emote like Falkor the luckdragon in The NeverEnding Story), sparkling-skinned emo vampires and deadly dull teen romance.

    The Prague Post


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