So I was once again browsing PDSH and stumbled upon Reptisaurus: a giant mutant pterodactyl, awaked by nuclear testing after millenia in a state of suspended animation. (Remind you of anyone?)
Initially he saves the Earth from an alien invasion, gets no reward, gets jiggy with his mate in a quite violent fashion: so violent the military thinks they're actually fighting and decide to blow him up...
... Reptisaurus started a well-deserved journey along the eightfold path?
I'd like to think so. The poor lad had a troubled life.
Thanks for reading!