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The Dragon Men are pterodactyls hatched from de-evolved chickens created by Dr. Animo.
The dragon men look like pterodactyls with a mainly moss green color. Their stomach, chest and neck are light green and their beaks are as long as their head and colored dark blue. They have white, pupil-less eyes with black outlines. They grow very rapidly, thus were seen in all sizes: young ones about the size of a cat and fully grown ones a little taller than an average human.
They first appeared in The Eggman Cometh, where Animo was trying to use them to take over the world. They were created by de-evolving chicken eggs with a devolutionary ray, and were then sent to stores to be distributed to customers. They were turned back to normal when Juryrigg reversed the polarity of the devolutionary ray and then Jetray flew over Bellwood with it, evolving them back into chickens.
Powers and Abilities
The dragon men were strong, fast, and able to fly. They grew very quickly, as seen when a baby hatchling came out of a chicken egg and grew from being small enough to fit in it to being a bit taller than a human.
They could also sense heat and were attracted to it. They swarmed a steel mill, to get warmth from the hot molten metal.
At least one of them, their leader, was able to speak, and was intelligent, asking to be given a name.
The pterodactyls need heat to survive, and cannot stand cold temperatures. They can be taken out by freezing them. Once evolved back into chickens, they become ordinary birds and have no abilities.
Animo was concerned that an experimental balloon that could end global warming could be a threat to the pterodactyls, as that would make the planet colder, and thus a harder place for the heat loving mutated chickens to take over. He destroyed the balloon to prevent this from happening.
- The Eggman Cometh (first appearance)
- Chickens actually evolved from dinosaurs similar to the Tyrannosaurus Rex, not pterodactyls.
- The pterodactyls were actually never officially named. They were referred to as 'dragon men' by Ben's team throughout the episode, while Animo never got around to naming them, only referring to them as friends or reptiles.