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Hellfire Wyverns were released on April 1, 2010, alongside Bright-Breasted Wyverns, Sunsong Amphipteres, and Nebula Dragons as a part of the "Mod Mayhem" release.

Since the "7th Birthday" release, Hellhorse Dragons can be obtained by breeding a Horse Dragon with a Hellfire Wyvern.

Official descriptions[]


This egg radiates the heat of a fell flame.


Aww... It's a cute baby dragon. This hatchling seems to be filled with a fell, inner flame.

Mature hatchling[]


Aww... It's a cute baby dragon. This hatchling seems to be filled with a fell, inner flame.

And look! Its wings have grown, and it's become bigger, more aggressive, and much hotter.


Aww... It's a cute baby dragon. This hatchling seems to be filled with a fell, inner flame.

And look! Its wings have grown, and it's become rather vicious and wary of others of its kind.


Hellfire Wyverns are so named for their foul tempers and fiery visages. Their social structure places all females above all males, due to superior physical characteristics and violent dispositions. Forced subservience of the males causes them to become vicious, petty, antisocial, and passive-aggressive compared to the aggressive and social females. However, orphaned hatchlings raised by foster parents of another species can develop surprisingly even tempers and mellow dispositions, proving that their defining unpleasant nature is, in fact, a learned behavior.

Sprite artists[]


Series Egg Hatchling Mature hatchling Adult
Female Hellfire egg Hellfire hatchling Hellfire mature hatchling female Hellfire adult female
Male Hellfire mature hatchling male Hellfire adult male

Egg sequence[]

Stage 0 Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Dead
Hellfire Wyvern egg Hellfire Wyvern crack 1 Hellfire Wyvern crack 2 Hellfire Wyvern crack 3 Hellfire Wyvern crack 4 Hellfire Wyvern crack 5 Hellfire Wyvern dead egg

Retired sprites[]

Temporary event sprites
Series Egg Hatchling Mature hatchling Adult
April Fools' Day 2018
Hellfire adult female AF 2018
April Fools' Day 2018
Hellfire adult male AF 2018
April Fools' Day 2022
Hellfire adult female AF 2022
April Fools' Day 2022
Hellfire adult male AF 2022
Retired sprites
Series Egg Hatchling Mature hatchling Adult
Original dead egg Hellfire dead egg original

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Appearance/Basic Anatomy

  • Sharp claws that need constant trimming.
  • Very thick, tough scales.
  • Produce a large amount of heat, which can escape through gaps in their scales.
  • The sides of the head are framed by straight horns.
  • Wings are covered in rips and tears due to many fights.
  • Females are larger than males.

Hatchling Behavior

  • Hatchlings quickly learn how they are supposed to act. Before they have grown their wings, they are more able to adapt to change, but after they’ve grown their wings it’s very hard to teach them to alter their behavior.
  • Male hatchlings are often pushed into subservient positions.
  • Heat will begin escaping through their scales shortly after hatchlings grow their wings.
  • Once a hatchling has grown wings, it can begin spitting fire.
  • Upon learning to produce flames, hatchlings love experimenting with their newfound abilitiy.
  • It takes a lot of practice to master producing flames.
  • Adult females will encourage female hatchlings to bully male hatchlings.

Adult Behavior

  • Live in packs comprimised of an alpha female, a few betas, and several omegas.
  • Females almost constantly battle for fun and for dominance, resulting in many changes in who is the alpha female.
  • Males stay on the outskirts of packs in order to receive protection if a threat arises.
  • Hunting is a solitary action for both genders. Hellfire Wyverns who cannot catch their own food are not fit to survive.
  • Females mate with as many males as they can. Alphas are the only ones who care if they share mates and kill any male they mate with, not wanting to share with the other females.
  • Females enjoy physical interaction and will sleep in large, tangled masses together.
  • There is less battling for dominance during mating season and until eggs begin to hatch.
  • Packs are ferociously protective of all in the pack and will kill outside threats without second thought.


  • Prefer hotter climates as to not bother their internal temperature and possibly affect their flame production.
  • Nomadic in open plains.
  • Settle in one area in wooded areas as they will quickly burn down any surrounding woods but do not want to burn down whole forests.


  • Obligate carnivores.
  • May scavenge if desperate or not raised by other hellfire wyverns, but killing their own food is a point of pride.
  • Will kill any type of animal they can for food.
  • Must eat a lot in order to keep their bulk and energy levels up.
  • Humans are common prey since they live in large groups and it can be easy to pick off a clawful of stragglers.

Additional information[]

Well, I based Hellfire society loosely off of spotted hyenas. With spotted hyenas, the lowest female is above the highest male, but I figured that, as practically sentient as dragons seem to be, that it would have more psychological impact on the species as a whole than it would for mere animals, since the dragons have the brains to think about it. Male Hellfires simply aren't buff enough to retaliate against their bigger, bullying sisters. LOL And it's genetics that gives them the sort of temperament that creates all that friction, but it's the nastiness that's learned. Raised in solitude, not a social group, adopted Hellfires don't grow up to be nasty, like their wild brethren. However, they still are high strung and aggressive.

But that was too much to fit in the descrippy, so I guess they do sound kinda like a classic abusive relationship story, huh? LOL
JereduLevenin (Forum Post)