The Cockatrice was thought to be a mythical monster, long-gone from the World. Tainted by the warping power of Chaos, the Cockatrice was rumoured to be melding of Dragon and Rooster which towered above mortal man and could turn him to stone with its gaze.

As the Warriors discovered in the cellars of The Fusty Duck, the Cockatrice was not mythical at all. Being careful to avoid its petrifying gaze, they fought the beast until a bloodied Trogdar was able to remove its head.