A fire-breathing dragonfly in the animation

Drake is Hopper Croakington II's fire-breathing dragonfly companion.

In the books

In the corner of Hopper's eye, he spots a dragonfly. Hopper fights the urge to eat it, and reassures the dragonfly that he won't. However, the dragonfly spews fire at Hopper, who dodges in time. Hopper thinks that this would be a uniquely great present for Briar, but the dragonfly flies away, leaving Hopper before he has the time to formulate a plan.

Hopper finds the dragonfly in his dorm again and tries to get along with it. The dragonfly lights the dorm's chandelier using its powers. This gives Hopper an idea. The next day is Briar's birthday; Hopper calls on the help of his dragonfly friend again, finding Briar sleeping in the castleteria. Like usual, Hopper joins Sparrow. The morning MirrorCast jolts Briar up. The headmaster wishes Briar a happy birthday, as does everyone else in the castleteria. Ginger walks in with Briar's birthday cake, and Hopper's present plan commences. Hopper uses his dragonfly to light the candles on Briar's cake, which makes Briar exceptionally happy. Seeing Briar happy is enough of a present for Hopper. Hopper decides on naming his new pet Drake, with Briar's consent as well. Hopper Croakington II and the Princely Present: A Little Drake Story




  • "Drake" is an old English contraction of "dragon". As Drake is a fire-breathing dragonfly, these two attributes bear similar resemblance.

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