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The Great Red Dragon
Crown of Horns Great Red Dragon
Family: Mim (Mother)
Species: Dragon
Status: Alive
Book Appearance: Out From Boneville

The Great Cow Race

Eyes of the Storm

The Dragonslayer

Old Man's Cave

Ghost Circles

Crown of Horns

Game Appearance: Bone: Out From Boneville

Additional Information
First appearance: Out From Boneville
Last appearance: Crown of Horns
Voiced by(in the game): J.S. Gilbert

The Great Red Dragon is a guardian of The Valley and a protagonist in the original series. He acts as Fone Bone's personal guardian and tries to embarrass him with Thorn in most of Out From Boneville.


The Great Red Dragon is a son of Mim. When she was possessed by the Locust, he fought against her in a vain attempt to control her. When he was unable to stop her, he and the other dragons turned her to stone, trapping the Locust inside her.


He helped Rose beat a evil river dragon and went to Old man's cave in the past, and some how let her down in some past.

The Nights of Lightning[]

Out From Boneville[]

The Great Dragon first appears when The Two Rat Creatures try to eat Fone Bone while he is sleeping but the dragon appears and saves him. The rats then go after him again chasing him through the forest while he was babysitting the Possum Kids and the dragon then appears. They run away and, strangely enough, he knew that Fone Bone was babysitting the possum kids and knew where they were. When the rat creatures attack Gran'ma Ben's Farm the rat creature chase Fone Bone and Thorn deep into the forest. At the last minute, Dragon with Ted comes and saves them. The Dragon brings Thorn and Fone Bone back to the farmhouse, now destroyed. Gran'ma Ben and The Dragon have a short confrontation. It is obviously revealed that the the two know each other and The Dragon then goes off with Ted.

The Great Cow Race[]

The Dragon had appeared in Thorn's dream, when she was taken into a cave full of other dragons and wakes up from the dream. After the riot Phoney and Smiley caused, Smiley wondered if the Dragon would protect them from the rat creatures, Luicus believed the bones just believed in a fabled story and drove off. Fone bone looks into the woods and finds the dragon staring at him, thus feeling safe.

Eyes of the Storm[]

When an entire rat creature group surrounded Thorn, Gran'ma Ben and Fone Bone, Fone bone cried out for the dragon's assistance and had drove them off.He also appears in Fone Bone’s dream the next morning, strangely, the Dragon knew about Fone Bone’s dream and calls him Ishmael.

The Dragonslayer[]

After Phoney Bone made the townspeople believe dragons were dangerous, the town goes into a rage because they were forced to hide from them.This leads to Phoney making up a plan to go back to Boneville. Phoney’s plan goes terribly wrong he ends up capturing the Dragon and the townspeople want Phoney to kill him and if he didn’t, they’d slay the Dragon and behead him.Just as Phoney’s about to kill him, Thorn comes to save him and convince the townspeople that the dragons aren’t the enemy but the Rat Creatures are.

Old Man's Cave[]

According to Gran'ma Ben the council of dragons made a final decision to stay underground for good, leaving only the valley people to fend the valley. After Roque Ja took both, Phoney and Thorn and knocked Fone bone unconscious, The Dragon appears to Fone bone in his subconscious and explains he can no longer be of any more assistance to him due to the council's decision keeping the dragons underground to dream and Fone bone must save Phoney and Thorn in his absence.

Ghost Circles[]

The Dragon only appears in Fone Bone's dream in this volume. It is Fone Bone's Moby Dick dream from Eyes of the Storm. It continues off from where it left off, Fone Bone has no choice but to go underwater and there he sees the dragon whose mouth Fone Bone goes into. He then wakes up back to normal which Fone Bone finds strange.

Crown of Horns[]

After Fone Bone touches the crown of horns all of the dragons have awakened from their slumber and are very angry at him and Thorn for waking them. The Dragon appears to them and has them climb on his back, due to the other dragons being blinded by rage if caught, they would be ripped apart. Once escaping Tanen Gard, The dragon drives the remaining Rat Creatures away from the Gran'ma Ben's army.

Bone: Tall Tales[]

The Great Red Dragon appears near the end of the book after Big Johnson has left. He meets with Stillman, who says he agrees with The Dragon's decision to replace him as guardian of the forest. The Dragon reassures him that he can stay guardian because he got his flame back and all the animals were safe.


The Great Red Dragon is wise and has a slight trickster personality, showing that he keeps appearing unexpectedly and mysteriously. He is as tough as Gran'ma Ben and very clever, though he's not really a dragon of action.