We differ on this note. I don't think it was easy for Emma to kill the dragon . . . . . until she 'believed'. She fired multiple shots in it's direction, surely hitting it at least a few times, with no results. But, in what looked to me to be a moment of realization, she picked up HER FATHER'S SWORD and threw it. If you're a fire-breathing dragon who can take a bullet and keep moving, surely you can dodge a sword . . . unless it's an enchanted sword!