I am trying to write a story where the main character is born as a dragon-like humanoid, in a culture where dragons live with them in the same communities.
The main character is to be born into this society, and will eventually discover that he is bound to a dragon partner.
I have had two ideas regarding their wings:
- The entire species has no wings.
- Male dragons have no wings while female ones do.
I first thought of making the dragons this way because I wanted to avoid situations where the main protagonist could escape any situation by flying away. However, while reading on the web, it seems that wings are vital to the concept of dragons people visualize in their minds.
If these creatures are wingless, would you still consider them to be dragons? Or would you think of them as another species entirely?