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TOPIC | Writing hybrids in lore?
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The other night I was trying to flesh out some of the lore for my dragons (since they have basically none) and it got me thinking about hybrids.

I typically like to draw my dragons, and when I know that one of their parents were of a different breed then they were, I like to add little details here and there of that parent, just for fun!

I really was just curious as to if other people do this with their dragons, or if it's just me lol. I know some people don't really like hybrids because what the dragon would look like would be a bit odd, or maybe not for them, but if you do, how do you implement it? Is it just design wise or story wise?
The other night I was trying to flesh out some of the lore for my dragons (since they have basically none) and it got me thinking about hybrids.

I typically like to draw my dragons, and when I know that one of their parents were of a different breed then they were, I like to add little details here and there of that parent, just for fun!

I really was just curious as to if other people do this with their dragons, or if it's just me lol. I know some people don't really like hybrids because what the dragon would look like would be a bit odd, or maybe not for them, but if you do, how do you implement it? Is it just design wise or story wise?
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I’ve got some with magic that doesn’t align to their born element if that counts? This gem has earth Magic’s but is a Plauge dragon. And her gf is ice dragon that was born in plague acid, as whichever clan/dragon she was with lost her egg in some kind of skirmish. [center][url=https://www1.flightrising.com/dragon/65226527][img]https://www1.flightrising.com/rendern/avatars/652266/65226527.png[/img][/url] [url=https://www1.flightrising.com/dragon/67442978][img]https://www1.flightrising.com/rendern/avatars/674430/67442978.png[/img][/url][/center]
I’ve got some with magic that doesn’t align to their born element if that counts?
This gem has earth Magic’s but is a Plauge dragon. And her gf is ice dragon that was born in plague acid, as whichever clan/dragon she was with lost her egg in some kind of skirmish.
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I do love hybrids since they're a pretty cool concept and are even canon (Scribbles is a fae/spiral hybrid, you can tell by the spade on his tail). I figure that if different dragon breeds do breed, hybrids are just one of those things that happen to be inevitable. I don't think I have that many in my lair but I'm inspired to write one in now :)
I do love hybrids since they're a pretty cool concept and are even canon (Scribbles is a fae/spiral hybrid, you can tell by the spade on his tail). I figure that if different dragon breeds do breed, hybrids are just one of those things that happen to be inevitable. I don't think I have that many in my lair but I'm inspired to write one in now :)
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I do this here and there for my dragons! I think it’s fun and I like seeing when other people do it as well. (Like I have a dragon who is recognizable as a Spiral, but she’s quite big and has bigger horns that aren’t uniform because one of her parents is an Imperial.) It’s mostly story-wise for me, since I’m not an artist. :0
I do this here and there for my dragons! I think it’s fun and I like seeing when other people do it as well. (Like I have a dragon who is recognizable as a Spiral, but she’s quite big and has bigger horns that aren’t uniform because one of her parents is an Imperial.) It’s mostly story-wise for me, since I’m not an artist. :0
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I have a real tough time moving past canon, so I love seeing people's at and lore of hybrids but don't have any myself! I think the closest I come is handwaving some of the sizes - imps, guards and RBs are Big, faes and veils are Small, everything else is Average. [quote name="Kataracts" date="2021-04-19 07:17:06" ] I do love hybrids since they're a pretty cool concept and are even canon (Scribbles is a fae/spiral hybrid, you can tell by the spade on his tail). I figure that if different dragon breeds do breed, hybrids are just one of those things that happen to be inevitable. I don't think I have that many in my lair but I'm inspired to write one in now :) [/quote] Psst, Scribbles is [i]not[/i] a hybrid. Canonically dragons have much more variation than site art shows, like number of bogsneak fins, and staff have confirmed that Scribbles' tail is just one of those minor variations.
I have a real tough time moving past canon, so I love seeing people's at and lore of hybrids but don't have any myself! I think the closest I come is handwaving some of the sizes - imps, guards and RBs are Big, faes and veils are Small, everything else is Average.

Kataracts wrote on 2021-04-19 07:17:06:
I do love hybrids since they're a pretty cool concept and are even canon (Scribbles is a fae/spiral hybrid, you can tell by the spade on his tail). I figure that if different dragon breeds do breed, hybrids are just one of those things that happen to be inevitable. I don't think I have that many in my lair but I'm inspired to write one in now :)

Psst, Scribbles is not a hybrid. Canonically dragons have much more variation than site art shows, like number of bogsneak fins, and staff have confirmed that Scribbles' tail is just one of those minor variations.
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I have a fluffy half-tundra mirror. :D (I put one of the wooly coats on her.)

I have a fluffy half-tundra mirror. :D (I put one of the wooly coats on her.)
I don't have hybrids per se, but in my lore the breeds as distinct categories aren't really present. I still use the breed terminology for ease of writing, but like, all of my dragons have some mix of traits (and I play very fast and loose with canon)

You can see some of my larger variations in my art for Ashong (mirror, fae influence) and Eclipse (imperial, tun influence).
I don't have hybrids per se, but in my lore the breeds as distinct categories aren't really present. I still use the breed terminology for ease of writing, but like, all of my dragons have some mix of traits (and I play very fast and loose with canon)

You can see some of my larger variations in my art for Ashong (mirror, fae influence) and Eclipse (imperial, tun influence).
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I love hybrids. I don’t have any currently, but I offer to draw them as an addon option in my art shop. Very few people draw hybrids and I love to see them
I love hybrids. I don’t have any currently, but I offer to draw them as an addon option in my art shop. Very few people draw hybrids and I love to see them
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[center]I love hybrids! I've not written much for it so far but Shotglass is a spiral/pearlcatcher hybrid, I just like drawing the fluff. They are soft to the touch and have whiskers! No pearl though. [url=https://www1.flightrising.com/dragon/66037559][img]https://www1.flightrising.com/rendern/avatars/660376/66037559.png[/img][/url] Been contemplating Sear being partially coatl, to tie into his fire lore a little. And I'd get to draw him with feathers so that's a bonus! Perhaps wildclaw blood too, skydancer? All the feathers! [url=https://www1.flightrising.com/dragon/68519668][img]https://www1.flightrising.com/rendern/avatars/685197/68519668.png[/img][/url] And, i'm not sure if she counts, but Brine retains nocturne qualities from her pre-guardian days. [url=https://www1.flightrising.com/dragon/66072463][img]https://www1.flightrising.com/rendern/avatars/660725/66072463.png[/img][/url][/center]
I love hybrids! I've not written much for it so far but Shotglass is a spiral/pearlcatcher hybrid, I just like drawing the fluff. They are soft to the touch and have whiskers! No pearl though.
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Been contemplating Sear being partially coatl, to tie into his fire lore a little. And I'd get to draw him with feathers so that's a bonus! Perhaps wildclaw blood too, skydancer? All the feathers!
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And, i'm not sure if she counts, but Brine retains nocturne qualities from her pre-guardian days.
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[font=sylfaen]i esp like hybridising dragons who've been breed changed. there are only a few of them in my canon lore (despite like 98% of my lair being breed changed lmao) but the best example of them is [url=https://www1.flightrising.com/dragon/2660]denni[/url], my random progen. she started a guardian and became a pc bc she couldn't find her charge and didn't wanna be a 'failure'. turns out her charge was to memorialise the history of her clan and protect their past and all that so her new pearl was the perfect way to do that. personality/temperament wise she still has a lot of guardian-y traits and when i draw her i make her well more buff than pcs typically are [img]https://64.media.tumblr.com/1c61735c7751c795d380d99b26d7cbfc/tumblr_ppyjghJ9U21tecpo4o1_1280.png[/img]
i esp like hybridising dragons who've been breed changed. there are only a few of them in my canon lore (despite like 98% of my lair being breed changed lmao) but the best example of them is denni, my random progen. she started a guardian and became a pc bc she couldn't find her charge and didn't wanna be a 'failure'. turns out her charge was to memorialise the history of her clan and protect their past and all that so her new pearl was the perfect way to do that. personality/temperament wise she still has a lot of guardian-y traits and when i draw her i make her well more buff than pcs typically are
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