Have you seen the first "Lor.d of the Ri.ngs" movie, the one where the fellowship is traveling through some mines or something, and they make it all the way to the last platform and they think, exhale, they are just about safe, just about out of the mines?
Gand.alf, the Wizard, it appears, has fought off this dragon-like creature (forgive me I don't know the name), who appears to fall to his death, but at the last moment, the creature's tail swoops up and catches Gand.alf's leg and drags him down. G holds on for just a moment, long enough to admonish his fellowship to "run, you fools!" before he is swept silently into an infinite (and possibly fiery) abyss.
That about sums it up.