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This is merely a plausible explanation for the monster(s) in this article, and may or may not be considered canon to the series.

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A wyvern truly wrapped in mystery. Known to some as the black god and to others as the tyrant of fire, this large and brutal creature is known to the Guild simply as Akantor...


Order: Saurischia - Infraorder: Unknown - Family: Akan - Species: Akantor

Once considered an Elder Dragon due to is sheer power, Akantor is a large Flying Wyvern found to be on a level on par with Elder Dragons. Its known closest relatives are Ukanlos and Odibatorasu.

Habitat Range

Akantor are nomadic in nature, meaning they can be found just about anywhere though Akantor have primarily been found in areas within Volcanoes. Some volcanic areas they've been seen include the Battleground, Lava Canyon, and Ingle Isle. Akantor have also been sighted in the Snowy Mountains and the Jungle during long droughts and thunderstorms.

Ecological Niche

Akantor is the top predator in of a lot of areas it is found in. Akantor are the only known natural predators to both Gravios and Uragaan, showing how easily they conquer over other species. The only things that may potentially threaten a Akantor is Rajang and Elder Dragons.

Biological Adaptations

The average size of an adult Akantor is approximately 3049cm. An Akantor's dark black shells are perfectly suited to the volcanic belt. They can burrow into the lava and stay there for a short period of time due to having thick plating. The large spikes on their backs are very sturdy and firm, but not completely devoid of movement; said spikes can be seen slightly moving when the creature exerts powerful movements. They also help deter any airborne attacks. An Akantor's famous tusks are equally effective at burrowing into dense lava as they are at gutting and killing a large wyvern. Akantors also possess a thick, spiked tail, which appears to have little to do with the creature's balance. Since an Akantor's body is relatively close to the ground and they balance on all fours, the creature's large tail appears to do little but drag behind the behemoths. Akantors' tails do make for a useful weapons, however, being capable of knocking several smaller creatures off their feet at once. It's unknown if the tail has a great effect on an Akantor's performance when burrowing underground, as this behavior is obviously very difficult to observe. It doesn't have an organ that produces breath-based attacks but it has powerful lungs like Tigrex. Its roars are enough to break rocks shatter the ground around it, causing lava to appear around it. The sonic blast is used to attack prey or destroy obstacles that are far away so it can walk past them easily.

Some extra rare individuals have abilities more common Akantor do not along with a different appearance; including blue tinted body, blue mouth and glowing blue eyes. It also has unique abilities such as standing on its hind legs and roaring into the air causing overlapping rings of black in the air around its body so condensed it appears covered in black for a moment. It also causes unusual lava explosions wherever it digs, these explosions burst up in large spirals of lava. How it does these is unknown.


Akantor will attack and kill almost anything on sight, often letting out a deafening roar before charging head on. When not actively hunting or in combat, Akantors still appear aggressive, destroying whatever bothers them as they travel their destinations.

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