The Skullion is a large, black-purple dragon which can grow to about ten feet tall. It is a rare species of ground dragon with no wings, eyes, or ears, but a very heightened sense of smell, and a large mouth. Its usual method of killing its prey is using the long claw it has on its pointer-fingers to tear the achilles' tendon at the lower extremities to disable its prey before eating it alive. Because it has no wings it is limited to the Isle of the Skullions: it can't swim either.
In The BooksEdit
In How to Be a Pirate, the Skullions lived on the desolate Isle of the Skullions which was uninhabited except for their species. When the Hooligans embarked on their quest to retrieve Grimbeard the Ghastly's treasure from the island, (much to Gobber and Newtsbreath's dissapointment as all vikings and dragons had to wash thouroghly before the trip so as not to wake the skullions with their smell, and, for obvious reasons, there was a strict no-farting-on-the-island rule) the Skullions were "sleep-sharpening" (sharpening their claws on rocks while sleeping) in their burrows. Later on, when Fireworm sniffed the treasure and it was dug up by Snotlout, Hiccup warned the Tribe that the treasure would be booby-trapped, but Stoick ignored him and the Hooligans opened the box. Though the Hooligans didn't know it, the box did contain a booby-trap; it was a very strong smell that would awaken the Skullions. The Hooligans did not realize this until it was too late; as they ran for the ship the Skullions bounded out of their burrows and began to chase them. When Hiccup was cornered by a Skullion, Stoick viciously attack the creatures, the storm blade in one hand and a axe in the others he viciously attack the Skullion with a fury, even jumping on one back in his fury against the skullion as Newtsbreath (His gronckle) help protect Hiccup. The book even wrote that Stoick became Awesome.