The Dragon is a sample boss in Cuphead.
The Dragon's boss battle is played in a cloudy auto-scrolling level. It means you have to advance along the stage, to not get pushed from the left invisible wall on the stage. The hard part about it is the battle being all played on small clouds. Falling out of the stage is also an instant kill.
The dragon boss have a easy pattern of attacks, both of them having it low and high version. The first attack is the laser beam he will shoot from the eyes directly to the player. The lower version consists in three laser balls, while the harder one cosists in five.
The second attack he will attempt to do is the fireball. The fireball will go up and down, passing through all the stage. Avoiding it can be a problem, since the clouds are randomly generated. The lower version consists in a single fireball, while the harder one consists in two fireballs that crosses always in the middle of the stage, obeying you to avoid only in their meeting and their separation.
- It was one of the few sample bosses playable on the 2015 Demo.
- The boss was inspired by the Mega Man 2's dragon boss.