- "And they are quicker than we are, plus, they're smart. And they work as a team."
The Small Shadow is a dragon species that is first introduced in Dragons: Race to the Edge, Season 4.
- "Watch the skies, Vikings! These diminutive dive-bombers retreat to their larger dragon cousin's wings when they feel overpowered!
The Small Shadow might hunt in packs, but it's still a fearsome foe in 1-on-1 combat. It's agile, intelligent, and unerring in aim."
- ―Dragons: Rise of Berk
In Rise of Berk, the eggs are round shaped with two small spikes on the top. They have blue patches all over with red lines between them. However, in the next update, its model was changed. The shape and the spikes remained the same but it looks more like the surface of the moon.
Hatchling to Adult
Small Shadows are medium-sized dragons with iridescent blue and purple scales and wings, as well as light undersides. They have rounded heads, triangular fin-like spines on their backs and tails, with long, black claws on their feet.
The Titan Small Shadow is extremely brightly coloured, with almost all colours of a rainbow. It is mostly red, but sports orange scales and its scales recede to a yellow, green and blue shade towards its legs, edges of its wings and rear. Its claws are bigger. It has more triangular spikes on the tail. It now has small spikes on its back legs.
Small Shadows are pack hunters that are highly intelligent. One dragon pretends to be injured to attract any potential victims while the rest wait to ambush. They have formed a symbiotic relationship with the much larger Shadow Wing. The Small Shadows serve the Shadow Wing, and the Shadow Wing protects the Small Shadows in return.
Small Shadows are very agile flyers with exceptional maneuverability.
Small Shadows can shoot molten balls of orange lava that will explode like fireworks, and they can be very accurate in aiming their shots.
Small Shadows are highly intelligent dragons, especially when it comes to hunting. One individual pretends to be injured to attract any potential victims while the rest wait to ambush. They also know that other dragons cannot fly normally if they attach themselves onto their wings.
Small Shadows are very fast dragons, as they are able to catch up with a Night Fury in flight.
Small Shadows are able to climb any terrain such as cave walls.
In the episode The Longest Day Hiccup and Toothless are continously chased by Small Shadows and later by a Shadow Wing.
Shortly before the fourth season came, the Small Shadow along with its Titan Wing were introduced in this game misnamed as Shadow Wing. It was later renamed.
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