Tales grow in the telling and heroes grow in stature, even the tiniest can stand tall among their own.
In this place Brother, all flesh must be eaten.
First Precept of Consumption
How about a dragon how cheerfully rules over a kingdom; his people all know him for what he is, and dragons are looked upon as wise and benevolent creatures. Dragonslayers from other kingdoms coming to free it from 'tyranny' are likely to get beaten to death by peasants with cast iron skillets.