The Fable of the Dragon-Tyrant

  • Published on Apr 24, 2018
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  • Mr.Knight The Detective
    Mr.Knight The Detective 22 minutes ago +1

    I feel like this is a metaphor for something, I just know it it has to be...

  • Brandon Soya
    Brandon Soya 55 minutes ago

    Ok this has to be an allegory

  • fishy bois
    fishy bois 56 minutes ago


  • Nevermore 728
    Nevermore 728 2 hours ago

    I like how it is never stated how smart the dragon is and if it is sapient or not.

  • Sajjad Askary
    Sajjad Askary 3 hours ago

    Thanos has entered the chat. Dragon has left the chat

  • Theresa Blom
    Theresa Blom 7 hours ago

    The dragon is capitalism

  • j vw
    j vw 8 hours ago

    They could have filled the people with gunpowder or smth heavily explosive, then when the dragon next blew fire, it'd explode. Easy.

  • rogatha
    rogatha 13 hours ago

    Just get a good monster hunter player and they'll have it killed by monday

  • 池たくみ
    池たくみ 13 hours ago

    This dragon is "disease"

  • Someone Apparently.
    Someone Apparently. 15 hours ago

    Oh yeah that's when my house was crushed...

  • Gustav Fredenhardt
    Gustav Fredenhardt 15 hours ago

    Owen Wilson 1:55

  • Gustav Fredenhardt
    Gustav Fredenhardt 15 hours ago

    Owen Wilson 1:55

  • Gustav Fredenhardt
    Gustav Fredenhardt 15 hours ago

    Owen Wilson 1:55

  • Anthony Mitchell
    Anthony Mitchell 15 hours ago

    This went over a lot of people’s heads m, which is unfortunate because it’s especially pertinent to us today.

  • Someone Apparently.
    Someone Apparently. 15 hours ago

    what about when he stubs his toe, hmm?
    maybe that would be effective, only god knows..

  • Pongi Wang
    Pongi Wang 18 hours ago

    *-How to train your dragon-*

  • DarkDestroyer072
    DarkDestroyer072 19 hours ago

    They should have let people go in with swords and cut him from the inside

  • carlos conde
    carlos conde 20 hours ago

    Ring the bell of awakening, watch this dragon get smoked.
    Also if the dragon only stayed on the mountain would its body not atrophy?

  • Savage man
    Savage man Day ago

    Bring me the Dragon Tyrant!

  • Champy_Mode
    Champy_Mode Day ago

    And the dragon died from Ligma

  • Chris Hernandez
    Chris Hernandez Day ago

    Ah man, would have been great if the dragon stood back up. A grim reminder know your place humans.

  • Maple Gum
    Maple Gum Day ago +1

    Ok USclip you can stop recommending this to me

  • Jesse Vang
    Jesse Vang Day ago

    Such a small missile

  • Jesse Vang
    Jesse Vang Day ago


  • Jakøb Salvadör McJohnáh

    I would guess that the dragon is an aligory, symbolising death.

  • Ben Oliver
    Ben Oliver Day ago

    Fuxking humans

  • The Mareeper
    The Mareeper Day ago

    This keeps on appearing on my recommendation bar.


    Im on the dragons side

  • Gabriel
    Gabriel Day ago

    And then new kingdoms where made and the humanity died with a nuke

  • Darkstone_OFFICIAL_

    *Missile launches*
    Dragon: WHAT WAS THAT?!.......
    huh....probably noth- *BOOOMMMMMM*

    (TFS Hellsing Ultimate Abridged reference)

  • Why You
    Why You Day ago +1

    lmao just nuke the dragon

  • Arkell
    Arkell Day ago

    Hmmmmm... surely this can't be a metaphor for any real life conflicts like climate change... no...

  • beerndumplings
    beerndumplings Day ago

    Three minutes in, faded were my hopes that the dragon was a metaphor for gay porn ) : damn.

  • Ray Feezik
    Ray Feezik Day ago +3

    ...and then they realized old age also kills.

    • Nevermore 728
      Nevermore 728 3 hours ago

      Ray Feezik Judging by how old that king looked and how much time passed, I going to guess people didn’t die of old age or sickness. Literally the only thing that could kill them was the dragon or themselves

    • Ray Feezik
      Ray Feezik 9 hours ago

      jooe 15 but I mean real old age, I know it represents old age, but in that world, sure the dragon died but old age is still there.

    • Ray Feezik
      Ray Feezik 9 hours ago

      jooe 15 I know

    • jooe 15
      jooe 15 16 hours ago

      The dragon is age, or rather, aging

  • Ray Feezik
    Ray Feezik Day ago +1

    Smh like srsly people money? It would COST a lot? Who gives a shit about money? We made the stuff, why tf do we need to pay? Just don’t pay shit and do it! Instead of paying for steel, just take it and do the project and if you’re still interested in “paying”, just put it on debt. Even then just don’t. Trading was waaaaay better than paying. I’m shit at explaining but I hope you understand.


    Watched this 8 months ago. Sounds like an allegory for war now

  • Dinopower
    Dinopower Day ago

    Wtf or you can just get 6 people with dimond swords and bows to kill the dragon

  • Sergeant Argubright

    2:24 so THATS what happened

  • Duv3
    Duv3 2 days ago

    k i watched it youtube

  • Ironic Maniac
    Ironic Maniac 2 days ago

    This is some deep shit

  • TeknosQuet
    TeknosQuet 2 days ago

    You know you're a Minecraft player when you think "Enderdragon" when looking at the thumbnail.

  • Maia Isaila
    Maia Isaila 2 days ago

    Fuck off dragon

  • Big Boi
    Big Boi 2 days ago

    Fine USclip ill watch it

  • Sami _dhole
    Sami _dhole 2 days ago

    Wow.. That's so good and sad :'D

  • TheGreat SeaPanda
    TheGreat SeaPanda 2 days ago

    Why did I watch this it’s good. Just why

  • Lime Diamond
    Lime Diamond 2 days ago

    10,000 people every DAY!? How did they NOT go extinct?

  • MONROE313 Patamon
    MONROE313 Patamon 2 days ago


  • MidnightMoonWolf :D
    MidnightMoonWolf :D 2 days ago

    I like the dragon more

  • Jeremy Chen
    Jeremy Chen 2 days ago

    This is a great anti-aging allegory

  • Gothic Girl
    Gothic Girl 2 days ago

    Wait I've finally worked it out the dragon is an allegory for fatal diseases