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A War Dragon (戦闘竜, Sentōryū lit. Battle Dragon) is a mass produced artificial dragon that, as its name suggests, were bred specifically for war during The Scouring. During the war, the dragons had one main weakness, that the humans heavily outnumbered them. Because of this, the Dragons near the end of the Scouring asked the Divine Dragons for one of their own to turn into a Demon Dragon that would spawn the war dragons. The Divine Dragons refused, claiming that would be defying the laws of nature, and fled into the Nabata Desert, but one of them, a young female named Idenn, stayed behind and was captured. The Dragons then destroyed Idenn's soul so that she would follow their commands, and they began making War Dragons, which turned the tide of the war, until the Eight Heroes created their legendary weapons to pierce the dragon's scales. Eventually, the humans were able to defeat the war dragons and seal away Idenn.
1,000 years later Zephiel freed Idenn to conquer the world and then turn it over to the dragons, because he thought that human emotions would lead to humans destroying the world, and that the War Dragons, without emotions, would be able to create a better world. After freeing her, he began making more War Dragons, which continued until Roy defeated Idenn and restored her soul.
War Dragons are known to effectively be soulless shells with no personality or will of their own, as they were made for the sole purpose of fighting. Ain, the only War Dragon to have dialogue, was shown to be only capable of following simple orders and responding with the most basic confirmations.
- War Dragons appear very similar to Morphs in the prequel, though any explicit connection between them is unknown. However, Athos mentions that information on the creation of Morphs is of draconic origin.
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