10 Incredible Dragons We'd Like to Meet (or Run From)



Saphira is a majestic blue dragon and a central character in the "Inheritance Cycle" book series that Christopher Paolini started writing when he was just 15 years old. The books were later adapted into movies in which Saphira starred on the silver screen, along with the boy who helped her hatch from an egg: Eragon. As the last dragon in the land, Saphira's role is a dual one: She is compelled to protect Eragon during his attempts to defeat dark forces, and she must survive so that her species can continue [source: Paolini]. Saphira serves as Eragon's steed, too, proving to be a fast and determined flyer -- something that should come naturally, considering her huge, batlike wings.