They are known to have a pearl under their chin, which controls their powers. They can grow and shrink with it ( and also the ability to make storms etc.). Chinese dragons are also known to be swimmers and love water.
One Chinese Dragon mentioned in the series was Xiang, who was captured, along with Abigail Hardy, by the Sterlings. He and Abigail were kept in Mr. Sterling's amusement park, Wild Wild Xanadu. Without his pearl, Xiang was very same and had very few powers. He was able, however, to send a message to the kraken back at the menagerie.
A Chinese Dragon (later revealed to be Xiang) was mentioned to be stolen on the way to the Wyoming Menagerie by Abigail Hardy.
Known Chinese Dragons Edit
- On the right side of the cover for the third book, Krakens and Lies, a Chinese Dragon is shown swimming underwater with a kraken. It is possible that this Chinese Dragon is Xiang.
Sutherland, Tui T, and Kari Sutherland. The Menagerie. HarperCollins Children's Books, 2013
Sutherland, Tui T, and Kari Sutherland. Dragon on Trial. HarperCollins Children's Books, 2014
Sutherland, Tui T, and Kari Sutherland. Krakens and Lies. HarperCollins Children's Books, 2015