something that bugs me about FR dragons, from a biological point of view, is the lack of sexual dimorphism.
like, it legitimately gets me hella miffed if i think about it for a while. sexual dimorphism is a genuinely important thing and i guess it can be argued that “well in a world where dragons can talk and also do magic they don’t need it to attract mates or prove their mettle”
the biggest/only examples of sexual dimorphism in dragons that i see is the extra pair of head antennae on the male skydancers and the noses in ridgebacks.
so, if anyone else is bummed about this, anyone wanna headcanon with me at what dimorphism traits could be found in other breeds?
personally, i like to think that the females of guardians are much bigger than males, kind of like aquatic fish that have the same dealio (anglerfish, for example).
WEll if we’re following the anglerfish example, that also means male guardians attach themselves to the female and transform into a portable dick, losing everything except the ability to fertilize eggs. AWESOME but also extremely horrifying wow
I could actually see that working for the extremely powerful deep-sea Water clans. Oracle guardian weenies.
I guess I could’ve seen more of it in skydancers and wildclaws as well, since they are very bird-like; males having more extravagant plumage, you know. It’s hard given a lot of dimorphism is based on size and colour, as size is kind of randomized and having colours restricted by sex defeats the purpose of the game.