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A calque of the German term Glücksdrache, coined in The Neverending Story (1983) (translated by Ralph Manheim from the original Die Unendliche Geschichte (1979) by Michael Ende).


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luckdragon ‎(plural luckdragons)

  1. A fictitious flying dragon with a wingless elongated body, possessing neither magical talent nor immense physical strength, but distinctive in its unfailing serendipity.
    • 2006 July 7, Douglas Sarine (guest), “'Pirates' Any Good? Ask a Ninja, If You Dare”, All Things Considered, National Public Radio
      Like literally, the last line of the movie is a new plotline. It's a never-ending story, but with no luckdragon.