Tiamat is an eldritch draconic entity in the fictional universe of the Dungeons & Dragons pencil-and-paper roleplaying game by Wizards of the Coast.
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Tiamat (aka, The Dragon Queen, Nemesis of the Gods, The Undying Queen, The Queen of Chaos, The Avaricious, and The Bane of Bahamut) is a draconic abomination who is the queen of the evil Chromatic dragons and a goddess of greed & vengeance, whose form is that of a five-headed dragon. Her ultimate goal is to conquer all the realms. Among the powers she possesses includes monstrous strength, colossal wings that giver her flight, a wyvern tail with a poisonous stinger, the ability to open inter-dimensional portals, is immune or resistant to most attacks due to her scales and massive size, and the ability to cast magical spells. The five heads possess the breath attacks of the five chromatic dragon species; lightning, fire, acid, ice, and poison gas.
She was a member of the Draconic pantheon and after the destruction of their plane by the Spellplague joined the Faerûnian pantheon. Tiamat is the sister and eternal rival of the draconic entity Bahamut, the ruler of the good metallic dragons. She is a vain, spiteful, greedy, hateful, and arrogant being who focuses on acquiring ever more power and wealth, and never forgives any slight. Tiamat can be charming and fey when needed, but sooner or later her true nature comes out. She disdains mortals, seeing them only as disposable tools. Insatiably greedy for treasure, she prefers that her worshipers bring her treasure as gift rather than lookin for it herself. Tiamat has had many dragon consorts, enjoying male company and having children with them, whom grew up to become her mortal agents. It's believed that she lusts for her brother Bahamut.