General information
Type Dragon
Status Deceased
Group Mythical Beasts
Appearances The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad
Diet Meat
Chronological information
First appearance The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad
Last appearance

Taro is a large green lizard-like dragon and one of the minor antagonists from the 1958 film The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad along with CyclopsRoc and the Living Skeleton. He is one of the most iconic creatures of the film.


Taro's body was likely designed in likeness to the Tuatara (and bears a resemblance to a previous Harryhausen creation), with his head likened to a traditional Dragon's (horns, ears, etc). The dragon was truly a work of imagination, for such a design for a dragon was never quite shown in previous films. Taro was huge in size, being even larger than the Cyclops.


The Dragon acted as a personal guard dog use by the evil magician Sokura. Like a guard dog, the dragon was very obedient and protective, and would do whatever it could to protect, or do what it thought was protecting, which included fighting a cyclops. It wouldn't stop fighting the cyclops, and continued to fight the other beast, until it killed the cyclops in a bite to the neck. The dragon was also capable of shooting out large flames from its mouth and used sharp teeth as effective weapons in combat.

The Seventh Voyage of SinbadEdit

Protecting Sokura’s hidden castle, Taro watched the entrance as if a loyal guard dog. Preventing Cyclopes from entering his master’s domain, the fire-breathing dragon was soon set free as Sinbad and Princess Parisa fled from the sorcerer’s fortress. In order to escape the wrath of the last of the Cyclops, Sinbad unleashed the reptile to do combat with the brute. Attacking the horned, one-eyed monster with fangs and claws, Taro forced the creature back and crushed its throat with his jaws. While Sinbad and the princess escaped, Sokura emerged from the entrance, instructing his loyal dragon to follow!

Waiting on the shoreline, a gigantic crossbow had been constructed to deal with the deadly denizens of the Colossa. The arrow was launched, striking the dragon in the chest and sending it crashing to the beach, directly on top of Sokura! The magician was killed and as the mortals returned to Sinbad’s ship, the dragon’s movements slowed to a stop as he died too.

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Taro vs

Taro vs. Cyclops

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