Emperor Beetleboog Bolderbugs are a peculiar species of Nanodragon. The Bolderbugs are the leaders or alphas of all Nanodragons.
Traits and Abilities
Emperor Beetleboog Bolderbugs are proud, self-important little dragons (as most leaders tend to be), and are always the species that leads all Nanodragon species. They are bright red in color, with black spots. They even have a horny growth on the tops of their heads that looks like a crown. According to the Dragon Key in the back of "The Complete Guide to Dragons", Bolderbugs can have multiple heads.
Bolderbugs are perhaps always the leaders because they can live for decades, whereas most every other species of Nanodragons don't live for more than a few years, if that. They also are very intelligent and fluent with Dragonese, where many Nanodragon species are not.
In the Book Series
An Emperor Beetleboog Bolderbug named Ziggerastica appears several times in the book series. He is first introduced in How to Speak Dragonese, where Hiccup saves him from being eaten alive as a honey-covered snack of the Fat Consul. For saving him, a self-proclaimed god, Ziggerastica organized the Nanodragons to lift Hiccup up into the air, so that to the observer, he appeared to be hovering of his own accord. This trick is repeated again in How to Fight a Dragon's Fury, to help Hiccup solidify his power. Ziggerastica and the Nanodragons appear in the books to teach us that the small and seemingly insignificant should not be discounted.
- How to Speak Dragonese (Book 3), Cressida Cowell. 2005"
- The Complete Book of Dragons: Guide To Dragon Species, Cressida Cowell. 2014
- How to Fight a Dragon's Fury (Book 12), Cressida Cowell. 2015