History Characters / HowToTrainYourDragon

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Since the ''Main/HowToTrainYourDragon'' books and films hold very few similarities, the two series have separate character sheets.

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Since the ''Main/HowToTrainYourDragon'' ''Literature/HowToTrainYourDragon'' books and films hold very few similarities, the two series have separate character sheets.
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Since the ''Main/HowToTrainYourDragon'' series hold very few similarities, the two series have separate character sheets.

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Since the ''Main/HowToTrainYourDragon'' series books and films hold very few similarities, the two series have separate character sheets.
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This is the character sheet for the ''Literature/HowToTrainYourDragon'' book and film series, as well as the AnimatedAdaptation of the latter, ''WesternAnimation/DragonsRidersOfBerk''.

Please keep in mind that characters and character tropes in the ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'' books and films should be differentiated, given that the films are [[PragmaticAdaptation significantly different]] from the original series. '''Beware of unmarked spoilers.'''
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[[folder: Both Universes]]

!!Main Vikings

!!Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III
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->Voiced by: Creator/JayBaruchel (film and TV series)
[[AC: Both Universes]]
* {{Adorkable}}: There's been plenty of fan gushing at how cute the geeky Hiccup is. This should really be expected when he's voiced by Creator/JayBaruchel.
* AllLovingHero: Believing that humans and dragons can coexist will definitely make him this. Deconstructed in the series, where his habit of trusting people immediately has led to problems.
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Nobody likes him; he's the village pariah because he's scrawny and usually messes everything up. In keeping with the trope, things get better for him after he ends the Dragon Wars. In the books, Snotlout nicknames him 'Hiccup the Useless'.
* AlliterativeName: Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III. It's [[AllThereInTheManual never said in full]] in the movie but it's canon.
* AsleepForDays: Hiccup wakes up several days after the final battle with Toothless watching over him. In the books, however, he is asleep for days and wakes up [[spoiler: just in time to see Toothless wake up during being burned alive in a Viking funeral, after he goes into a healing sleep coma after badly injuring himself saving Hiccup from the Green Death, where he then flies through the sky on fire, before extinguishing himself.]]
* AwesomenessByAnalysis: His awesome dragon skills came from study.
* {{Badass}}: Firmly so by the climax of the movie. The TV Series expands Hiccup’s growth as a GuileHero. So far, he pretty much is a top contender for Berk's biggest one.
** BadassAdorable: Berk's first dragon tamer and best inventor also happens to be a sweet, somewhat insecure teenage boy.
** BadassBookworm: Hiccup develops into one through the story and may become a full-fledged GadgeteerGenius.
** BadassInCharge: Becomes the leader and head teacher of Berk's Dragon Academy while still being a {{Badass}}.
** BadassPacifist: His role in the movies, since the "Vikings vs. dragons" conflict doesn't exist in the books. His ability to tame dragons comes from Hiccup being friendly instead of defending himself. This takes more courage than killing them on sight.
* [[ABoyAndHisX A Boy And His Dragon]]: With Toothless of course.
* ClassicalAntiHero: Originally a Type one, a wimp who nobody really likes. Compared to the paragon hero his father acts like, Hiccup's runtiness is constantly mocked. Even his ingenuity in making newer weapons was mocked because while being smart about hunting and trapping and killing dragons is a good thing, none of what Hiccup created seemed to work. Eventually, he accepts himself and all his flaws, turning them into his strengths and would become a hero in the eyes of his village.
* DeadpanSnarker: It's such a defining trait, being held hostage by Alvin doesn't stop him from dishing it out. A lot of the series' funny moments is mostly him and his often witty one-liners.
* GuileHero: Stoick wants him to be an ActionHero, but Hiccup is much better with smarts and cunning. In fact, it was due to his intellect that he [[spoiler: was the first person to solve a poem-based puzzle that nearly destroyed Stoick's and Gobber's friendship. This was because the puzzle was created by a GuileHero himself]].
** That said, Hiccup has become quite capable physically by ''Defenders of Berk'', facing off with [[spoiler: Dagur the Deranged]] in single combat while [[spoiler: Toothless was trapped by bolas]].
* HeroicSelfDeprecation: Often uses his sarcasm to make fun of himself on occasion. At comedic and dramatic moments.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: An inter-species example. With Toothless, a Night Fury dragon.
* IJustWantToBeNormal: At the beginning of the film, Hiccup desperately wants to be like the other Vikings and kill his own dragon, which means...
** IJustWantToBeBadass: 'Normal' in Berk ''is'' 'badass'.
* JockDadNerdSon: His first scene shows a miniature ballista he invented because he couldn't heave the projectile himself. His dad is not impressed.
* KidHero: He's fourteen/fifteen and ends the 300 year dragon war.
* MissingMom: {{Averted}} in the books, though his mom rarely even shows up there. [[spoiler: Until How to Seize a Dragon's Jewel and onward.]] Played straight in the movie where it's heavily implied that she was killed by a dragon, which explains Stoick's [[HeWhoFightsMonsters attitude toward them]]. Hiccup is [[TearJerker quite afraid of forgetting her in Riders of Berk]]. [[spoiler:It turns out she's alive in ''How to Train Your Dragon 2'', and every bit the dragon trainer Hiccup is (and then some).]]

[[AC:Movie & TV Universe]]
* AesopAmnesia: In "Terrible Two", he causes problems because he trusted a strange dragon over Toothless. He didn't learn his lesson because in "Heather Report", he trusted a strange girl over Astrid. Downplayed in "We Are A Family Part 2", where he is ''very'' reluctant to trust Mildew but ultimately does so. [[spoiler: Like the previous occasions, this is a horrible idea because Mildew used him to learn dragon training which he passed onto Alvin.]] A storyboard of an unused intro by Hiccup says this has less to do with amnesia and more to do with Hiccup simply being too trusting.
* AmazonChaser: A large part of his crush on Astrid is because of her ActionGirl-ish qualities. Take a look at her introduction: she's fighting dragons amid flames and Hiccup has the 'hearts in his eyes' expression.
* ArtificialLimbs: Hiccup loses his left foot during the battle with the Green/Red Death in the movie. It's replaced with a metal prosthetic. Leads to AngstWhatAngst as he seems to adjust to it very quickly; in the series other characters make a bigger deal out of it than he ever does.
* ArcherArchetype: Though he is on the warmer side of the things compared to colder examples of this trope.
* BadassOnPaper: He looks like a scrawny teenage kid with a knack for inventing, but he ''did'' create the art of dragon taming, ended the war, and instigated the demise of the Red Death.
* BadassTeacher: Slowly becoming the second part as the main teacher of the Dragon Academy.
* TheBeastmaster: He learns how to tame and train dragons.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Hiccup is a very pleasant person and easy to get along with, but he can be quite terrifying if you piss him off. Dragon taming aside, he displays his anger in "Out Cast Part 1" where he gets furious with Snotlout in regards to getting Astrid in danger, and suspends him from the Academy. The rest of the children were surprised to see him like this. Keep in mind he ended the war with the dragons by killing the Red Death, and he is ''very'' protective of his dragon and friends. Dagur the Deranged discovered this the hard way.
* BigOlEyebrows: Just look at that picture!
* BiggerStick: Discussed. His friends sometimes wonder how much of his success is due to his own skill, and how much is due to being the rider of an absolutely fantastic dragon. Of course, when they attempt to test this by having the group train Terrible Terrors, Hiccup quickly teaches his to blow things up with impressive accuracy.
* BlackSheep: In the movies, as an inventor and scientist in a society of warriors.
** BornInTheWrongCentury: In the 21th century [[RealLife here]], Hiccup might be bullied, but at least he'd have [[{{Geek}} a niche in society where he belonged]], and his intelligence would be recognized. In the films' setting, he's treated as a child [[spoiler: and disowned by his family and tribe for trying to train a particular species of animal instead of killing it on sight.]] Instead, he has to make his own niche.
* BraidsOfAction: Gets these in the sequel.
* BrainyBrunette: In the film and TV series.
* BreakoutCharacter: Along with Toothless. The fans fell in love with him. His humor, {{Adorkable}} nature, his life in the village, inventiveness, bond with Toothless, and general NiceGuy attitude. They loved it all.
* BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu: In this case, Lost Your Leg Punching Out The Frackin' Huge Volcano Dragon. His lack of angst about this implies it was WorthIt.
* ButtMonkey: In the books to almost everyone else ''because'' he was born to the chief of the village. He feels very inadequate compared to the tough warriors he's descended from.
* CatchPhrase:
** "Thank you for summing that up."
** "You just gestured to ''all'' of me."
* TheChainsOfCommanding: Felt that when he had to consider kicking Snotlout out of the academy. His father pointed out that he can't always be both a good friend and a good leader at the same time, and that as a future chief he will have to put Berk above himself and his friends.
* ChickMagnet: Hiccup has won the affections of both Astrid and Ruffnut, the former who he started a relationship with. Hiccup has the largest female fanbase of the entire cast, except maybe [[BadassAdorable Toothless]].
* CrazyPrepared: Justified though experience. He carries a complete set of spare parts for Toothless' tail fin at all times.
* DragonRider: The very first.
* FatherIDontWantToFight: Zig-zagged. Initially he wanted to kill dragons, then lost his nerve but still wanted to make his dad proud.
--> '''Hiccup:''' I'm the first Viking who would not kill a dragon!\\
--> '''Astrid:''' First to ride one, though.
* FluffyTamer: While giving them names like 'Toothless' and cuddling them.
* FreudianTrio: With [[spoiler: his parents, Stoick and Valka. He is the Supergeo to his father's Ego and mother's Id.]]
* FriendlessBackground: Except for Gobber, Hiccup had no friends, that change during the course of the first movie.
* GadgeteerGenius: He can make an interlocked tail fin for Toothless centuries ahead of when such technology was possible. This may be a reference to the books, where Vikings have fully-operational STEAMSHIPS, hot-air balloons and gliders well before the Industrial Revolution.
* GracefulLoser: Discussed. In "Thawfest", Astrid said this was his most admirable trait in her eyes when he began acting unpleasant at the thought of winning the games just to spite Snotlout.
* HandicappedBadass: Films only.
* HeroesPreferSwords: His main in the second movie is listed as the blade.
* [[ShesAllGrownUp He's All Grown Up]]: [[http://25.media.tumblr.com/788cb2cc759bf12292ffd64fffad6562/tumblr_mpucrhSAiO1rsbyhoo1_500.jpg Lets just say he gets a little better looking in the upcoming second film...]]
* TheLeader: Of the Dragon Training Academy in the series. Type Charismatic because he's also TheFace of the academy against old prejudices.
* {{Leitmotif}}: A tin whistle is a recurring instrument in his scenes, which ranges from comedic reels to beautiful melodies.
* [[LikeFatherLikeSon Like Mother Like Son]]: We finds out the Hiccup's MissingMom has been doing what he learned for fifteen years.
* LivingMacGuffin: Alvin wants him for his dragon-training abilities.
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: As of "The Iron Gronckle", he has a shield made of Gronckle Iron, which is ''very'' tough and ''very'' light.
* MoreDakka: Has a particular fondness for using this in dragon combat, bombarding the enemy with a hail of highly accurate shots. It becomes obvious that this is his preference rather than just a Night Fury thing when he trains a Terrible Terror to do it as well.
* NotSoDifferent:
** With Stoick. It takes a while for both to realize they have the same hardheaded tendencies about things they truly believe and won't listen to arguments against it lightly.
** With Toothless. A significant turning point in the film is when he musters up the courage to look into Toothless' eyes. Upon seeing the fear there, he realizes that dragons are not, as he'd been taught from childhood, a mindless AlwaysChaoticEvil race that wants to kill everyone.
* RedIsHeroic: In the sequel, Hiccup's new suit contains one of his shoulder pads with Berk's symbol painted red.
* RelationshipCeiling: His relationship with Astrid is held back in the TV show, although the ShipTease is rampant.
* ScienceHero: Along with wit, Hiccup also prefers to resort to his amazing inventions and gadgets to help.
* ShroudedInMyth: It's implied (in the "Portrait of Hiccup" episode) that no matter what Hiccup does, Viking mythology in the future will portray him as a fearless, tough, fire-breathing badass admired by everyone- because that's what Vikings ''do''. They make awesome ballads out of their heroes' exploits even if they must [[VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory warp the truth]] to do it. Hiccup finds this exceedingly depressing since he spent his whole childhood ignored and degraded because he ''didn't'' fit Viking standards of strength.
* TheSouthpaw: Shown subtly in the film, which is accurate to the book portrayal. Hiccup writes with his left, and any closeups on his control of Toothless' prosthetic tail-fin are on the left stirrup. His clumsiness may be a factor of having to use right-handed objects, or his weak hand, or both.
* [[SwissArmyWeapon Swiss Army Shield]]: His own invention and personal weapon, it's a shield that can be used not only as a shield, but also fires a grappling hook and transforms into a crossbow.
* TranquilFury: He was ''very'' angry with Snotlout in "Cast Out Part 1" when his latest attempt to hog the glory almost killed Astrid, keeping composed as he sternly told him he was suspended.
* UnderestimatingBadassery: A lot of people tend to think Hiccup is just the scrawny, nerdy, weirdo...then they actually see him in action.
* WeaponOfChoice: He always carries his dagger. [[SwissArmyWeapon And it can function]] as a [[GrapplingHookPistol grappling hook]] and [[ArcherArchetype bow]].
* WellDoneSonGuy:
** In the movie he never quits striving for his father's respect, but as the story progresses he's able to put other priorities first.
** Despite Stoick's acceptance of dragons in the series, Hiccup still has some hang ups.
* WhoNamesTheirKidDude:
** In the movie, Hiccup points out how ridiculous his name is, but explains the reasons for awful names (scaring off gnomes and trolls) and says that there are other people with worse ones.
** In one episode of the series, Hiccup mentions that it's traditional to call the runt of a litter a 'Hiccup'. [[spoiler:It ends up being a key point later in learning he wasn't the first chieftain son to be a Hiccup either.]]

[[AC:Book Universe]]
* CowardlyLion: In the books; understandable since he's only about ten. (Though he gets older as the books go on.) He takes it even further at the start of ''Defenders'' where he is downright expecting Alvin to be nearly ready to wage war on Berk and its dragons and is devising up a load of counters for every known species. [[FandomSpecificPlot A 180 compared to most fandom expectations of him when it comes to militarizing dragon riding.]]
* DorkKnight: Hiccup is a SociallyAwkwardHero who became the top contender for {{Badass}} in Berk.
* ExpectingSomeoneTaller: Alvin couldn't believe that the famous "Dragon Conqueror" was 'Stoick's little embarrassment'.
* MadeOfIron: Has survived very lengthy falls, nearly on the receiving end of fire blasts, smashing into several hard things, and even ''took a direct lightning strike'' and is still fine.
* MemeticBadass: In-Universe, several of Alvin's men believed him to be a giant of a man with superhuman strength. Then they find out he is badass [[TheBeastmaster for]] [[FluffyTamer completely]] [[AwesomenessByAnalysis different]] [[GuileHero reasons]].
* NerdActionHero: Combines his intelligence with his developing fighting skills.
* NiceGuy: Hiccup is kindhearted, easy going and always willing to help.
* OnlySaneMan: More-so in the original books.
* RedBaron: He is called the "Dragon Conqueror" by the Outcasts.
* RedHeadedHero: He's the hero and has auburn (reddish-brown) hair.
* RedheadInGreen: His main attire is green and his hair aburn (reddish-brown).
* TheRuntAtTheEnd: 'Hiccup', in canon, is the name traditionally given to the runt of the litter. Also counts as MeaningfulName.
* SignificantGreenEyedRedhead: His hair is more brownish, but it still fits.
** Hiccup's green eyes showcase his Brains over Brawn compared to the other Vikings.
* TheSmartGuy: He acts as his whole village's smart guy, though Fishlegs is better at tactics.
* TheSnarkKnight: Hiccup will do anything to protect his home and the people of it, that doesn't stop him from snarking at either when the opportunity comes.
* SpeaksFluentAnimal: In the books he's able to understand and talk to dragons based on long periods of observation. The movie follows a similar path; he can't talk ''with'' dragons, but he can communicate his feelings ''to'' them very well, and this is because he's compassionate and patient enough to look for intelligence where everyone else sees evil.
* SquishyWizard: Subverted. Snotlout and several others assume Hiccup would be useless without Toothless, but it turns out Hiccup is still quite capable on his own and can kick ass using just his smarts and tools.
* StepfordSnarker: It's heavily implied that the main reason Hiccup is so sarcastic because it was a way to deal with the constant shunning from his tribe, teasing from his peers, and disappointment from his own father. Now sarcasm is just another part of his character.
* TheStrategist: "Everyone, follow ThePlan....no matter how strange it may seem."
* TallDarkAndHandsome: See [[ShesAllGrownUp He's All Grown Up]].
** TallDarkAndSnarky
* TeenGenius: He's the most level-headed viking [[{{OnlySaneMan}} in his whole tribe]]. He's also good at [[GadgeteerGenius building things]] and he likes learning about dragons.
** GeniusDitz: He's a prodigy at everything relating to dragons and inventing but little else. In a pre-modern world where dragons are a source of speed, protection and martial ability far above anything technology can supply, this is ''very'' useful.
* TeensAreShort: In the films, Hiccup is seen as the shortest teenager in his village.
* TookALevelInBadass: In both the books and film and even more so in the books, where he started off as a scrawny shy boy that no one notices except when he messes up, and grows into a talented sword fighter and dragon whisperer who's saved the Archipelago several times and [[spoiler:is prophesied to one day become the King who will unite the tribes again.]]
** He graduates into a fully-fledged Badass in the TV show given he now leaps into highly dangerous situations in a calm demeanor and is trying to become a BadassTeacher by running the Academy.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68AqHwgk2s8 If the teaser to the second film is any indication....]]
** How badass is he now? Come "The Night And The Fury" and it shows Hiccup is able to kick Dagur's ass.
** Book Hiccup is at least as much of a badass as movie Hiccup, given that [[spoiler: he got first place in the free-for-all swordfighting tournament, even beating his own father]].
* WarriorPrince: A given in that he's the son of the chief and grows into a BadassBookworm.
** WisePrince: Also a given, considering he's an AllLovingHero aside from being TheStrategist and a GuileHero.
* WeakButSkilled: Hiccup is a very scrawny Viking compared to his more physically-capable friends, but he makes up for it with good application of his brains and tools. Case in point, he curb-stomps Dagur the Deranged.
* WeaponOfChoice: A sword.
* YankTheDogsChain: In the ninth book.

!!Stoick the Vast
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->Voiced by: Creator/GerardButler (film)[=/=]NolanNorth (TV series)

* ActionDad: He never shies away from a fight against dragons. In the opening scenes of the movie, he takes on a Monstrous Nightmare alone.
* TheAtoner: Shows signs of this in the series over his previous attitude towards dragons, especially after getting Thornado.
--> "I spent my whole life trying to kill them, now look at me."
** Note, he says this while [[spoiler:tending to Thornado after the dragon has been poisoned by Mildew.]]
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: The Chief of Berk knows no equal in battle ''or'' tactics.
* {{Badass}}: There's an urban legend stating that in his infancy, Stoick popped a dragon's head off their shoulders. Hiccup sincerely believes this to be true.
* BadassBeard: Easily trumps all the many other beards in the movie.
* BadassInCharge: The Chief of Berk.
* BadassInDistress: At the end of "Out Cast Part 1" by Dagur.
* BeardOfBarbarism: It is braided.
* BerserkButton:
** Hurt ''anyone'' he cares about, be it his son, village, or [[spoiler:his dragon,]] and you're in big trouble. This is ESPECIALLY true in the books as seen when Skullion's (a species of vicious eyeless dragons) soon discover when they were about to harm Hiccup.
** He reacts ''badly'' to people who mock those he does respect. Dagur almost finds this out violently three times in the span of a day.
** On a less extreme angle, he gets somewhat irritated when somebody makes a remark about his weight. Or interprets a statement as one about his weight.
** On a more serious note, Alvin is this. All we know is that the events surrounding Alvin's banishment is not someone he wants brung up and gets angry quickly, which Hiccup found out when he tried questioning him about it.
* BigOlEyebrows: Something else that Hiccup inherited.
* BirdsOfAFeather: [[spoiler:He and his dragon, Thornado, are quite stubborn. This is something Hiccup is quick to comment on.]]
* TheChainsOfCommanding: He discusses this with Hiccup in "Cast Out Part 1" in regards to how he cannot exactly be someone's leader and friend.
* CharacterDevelopment: He starts the movie as a dragon-killing viking. Any good dragon to him would be a dead one. But he comes to see them not just as trainable beasts but close allies. His [[spoiler:worry for Thornado when he was ill in "Dragon Flower"]] and later telling Gobber [[spoiler:he would rather kill Dagur than allow him to kill Barf and Belch and risk war with the Berserkers in "Twinsanity"]] shows exactly how far he has come from the movie.
* CleopatraNose: Something he passed on to his son.
* TheCobblersChildrenHaveNoShoes: In ''Riders of Berk'', Stoick rises before dawn to sort out other people's problems (from marital disputes to yak-tipping) until sunset, which implies that he had less time to spare for his own son.
* CollectorOfTheStrange: In "We Are Family Part 1", it's revealed that he enjoys woodcarving as a hobby. He was carving a duck when Astrid came to the house early in the morning.
* DadTheVeteran: He, like other adults, has spent his life in the war against the dragons before his son ended it.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: [[ThePowerOfTrust In contrast to Hiccup]], this is his approach to dragon-bonding. [[spoiler: [[FireForgedFriends He ends up meeting his son halfway.]]]]
* FreudianTrio: With [[spoiler: his son, Hiccup and wife, Valka. He is the Ego to his son's Superego and wife's Id.]]
* GenerationXerox: A portrait of the young Stoick and his father (Seen in "Portrait of Hiccup as a Buff Young Man") shows that the adult Stoick is the spitting image of his father.
* GeniusBruiser: Not quite on Hiccup's level, but he is a lot more intelligent than his stubborn behavior lets on.
* GenreSavvy: When he and the vikings attack the dragon's nest, all the dragons immediately flee from the island. While the rest of the Vikings are quick to celebrate their "victory", Stoick, upon seeing Toothless' [[OhCrap reaction]], realized something [[AlwaysABiggerFish far worse]] was on its way.
* TheGoodKing: He genuinely cares about his village and seeks to keep them safe and well. If he has to make a choice between personal and his duty as chief, the latter comes first.
--->"Look at that...All my people are safe. It's a good feeling."
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: His drive to protect his home from dragons led him to invade the dragon's home to kill them. He eventually turns around.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Gobber.
* HugeRiderTinyMount: Before looking for his own dragon, he "borrows" Toothless from Hiccup and looks very awkward riding such a small dragon, and Toothless is dead tired after flying him around. [[spoiler: Averts this when riding Thornado.]]
* IHaveNoSon: In the movie, he says "You're no son of mine" after Hiccup publicly refuses to kill a dragon, and is revealed to have been working with Toothless. During the final battle, he realizes his mistake and he tells Hiccup "I'm proud to call you my son."
* INeedAFreakingDrink: Shown when he comes home stressed in "Viking for Hire" and Hiccup quickly gets him a drink from a tankard.
* JockDadNerdSon: He's always wished that his son had more beef on his arms but he comes to respect the "nerd" aspect of it as it helps him become a better chief.
* LargeAndInCharge: He's the biggest and broadest viking (400 pounds according to Hiccup, though that may have been exaggerating), and his beard is the biggest, too.
** Being as large as he is, this leads to a particular funny moment.
-->'''Hiccup''': But there are two of you.\\
'''Stoick''': Is that another crack about my weight?
* TheLeader: Type levelheaded. He gives the dragons the benefit of the doubt, but if they become a threat to his people he has to deal with it.
* MadeOfIron: The man takes the sharp end of an ANCHOR to the face in his fight with Alvin the Treacherous, shrugs it off, and afterwards there's not a single scratch on him!
** Then in "Live and Let Fly", he catches a rock launched from an Outcast catapult and ''throws it back at the ship''.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler:He ''immediately'' regrets the above-mentioned IHaveNoSon moment, and his guilt only gets worse when he realizes Hiccup was ''right'' about the Green Death's ambush.]]
* OutOfFocus: Has been suffering this as of late in the TV series's second season: ''[[WesternAnimation/DragonsRidersOfBerk Defenders of Berk]]''. Much of this comes from filling in a QuestGiver role in the plot while handling matters of rulership on Berk itself, whereas Hiccup and the others have fewer duties in Berk and thus time to perform various missions.
* OverprotectiveDad: At the start of Defenders, he tried to enact a flight ban because his son was captured and imprisoned by the Outcasts last season; it doesn't stick.
* PapaWolf:
** Despite Hiccup's status as 'village failure', Stoick is still quick to protect his son from danger.
** [[spoiler: After he gets Thornado, this extends to him (and probably the other dragons). When he realized Mildew had poisoned them, the look on his face is one of pure hatred. Probably the only thing keeping him from beating the stuffing out of Mildew himself was he had no way to prove he ''intentionally'' poisoned the dragons.]]
* QuestGiver: Generally his role in ''Defenders of Berk'', filling Hiccup in on various situations or giving him various tasks that the dragon riders are ideally suited for or would be better at accomplishing.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: He tries to do what's best for everyone. Mildew uses this to his advantage when confronted for something he obviously did by using the fact there is no evidence, especially concerning the affairs of Dragons, to get away with it.
* RedheadInGreen:He has red hair and wears a green tunic.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Takes his role as chief of Berk very seriously and is often one to lead the charge. It's also shown in two episodes that he spends his days "chiefing", which involves everything from settling disputes and inducting babies to the tribe to fixing ships or removing fences.
* SinkOrSwimMentor[=/=]StealthMentor: After the movie's events, Stoick takes this attitude towards Hiccup and the dragons. Considering Hiccup is next in line to be Chief after him, and some of their personal discussions being on leadership, it can be interpreted Stoick is also preparing Hiccup's role as a leader to the village as well.
* SignificantGreenEyedRedhead: Has bright, red hair and green eyes.
* SoProudOfYou:
** Zigzagged in the movie. Initially disappointed, then proud when Hiccup demonstrated his dragon knowledge, then outraged when Hiccup refuses to kill dragons, then proud again during the final battle.
** Also zigzagged in the series but to a lesser extent. There are some kinks to work out in relation to the dragons and while he's more accepting of his son's scrawny stature he'd still prefer him to be buff and strong.
* {{The Stoic}}k: It's his name, after all. While he is a man of few words, he clearly cared about his son even at the beginning of the movie.
* StoutStrength: He's very broad and very strong.
* VitriolicBestBuds: The first thing he said to Gobber was "That's my wife you're talking to, you one-legged lout!"
* WhyCouldntYouBeDifferent: Hiccup fully knows that this is what his father thinks:
-->'''Hiccup:''' ''(sarcastically imitating Stoick)'' Excuse me, barmaid! I'm afraid you brought me the wrong offspring! I ordered an extra-large boy with beefy arms, extra guts, and glory on the side! This here, this is a talking fishbone!

!!Gobber the Belch
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->Voiced by: Creator/CraigFerguson (film) [=/=]Chris Edgerly (TV series)

* ArtificialLimbs: In the films, he has a missing left hand that he can interchange with different objects (hammers, mugs, roast spits, etc.) and he has a right peg leg.
** AnArmAndALeg
** SwissArmyAppendage
* {{Badass}}: Gobber is second only in the {{Badass}} deparment to Stoick. Fitting, considering he's the chief's NumberTwo
** BadassMustache: It's so long is hangs over his face and it's braided.
* TheBlacksmith: Big, brawny, with a usually weaponized arm.
* CaptainObvious: During the final match of Thawfest, he makes obvious commentary on Hiccup's status, which Stoick tells him he knows.
* CloserToEarth: To Stoick when it comes to understanding Hiccup and best shown in episode 8. Inverted when it comes to other aspects of the village.
* CloudCuckoolander: Believes in trolls and the Boneknapper dragon, which no one else shares. [[spoiler:The Boneknapper happens to be real. Trolls are yet to be confirmed.]]
* CombatMedic: Since Berk doesn't need dragon killing weapons anymore, he becomes a dragon dentist. He also made Hiccup's [[spoiler: replacement leg]] and [[AssShove extracted]] poison from Mildew to make an antidote.
* CrazyPrepared: His “Iron Undies”.
* DrillSergeantNasty: He's in charge of training the new recruits; his approach is yelling suggestions while they duck and weave.
* GadgeteerGenius: He can make working flame throwers, though since dragons exist this is probably easier to achieve than in real life medieval times.
** DitzyGenius: Yet he has shown his mind is sorta out there, such as attaching said flame thrower to the harness of a fire breathing dragon.
* GeniusBruiser: In the movies, he's the village blacksmith and second only to the Chief in combat.
* HandicappedBadass: He may lack an arm and a leg but that doesn't slow him down when it came to fighting dragons. He even stayed with Stoick to delay the Red Death.
* HatesBaths: It takes Stoick and the dragonriders with their dragons to force him into a tub. He smells so bad after a whiff a Terrible Terror flies disoriented and hits a wall.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Stoick.
* HonoraryUncle: Hiccup was his apprentice, and Gobber took care of him as much as Stoick did. This is historically accurate. Nordic people would frequently ask allies to foster their children as a sign of deepest trust.
* {{Jerkass}}: His portrayal in the books is nastier than the movie or series.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: More so in the movies and series.
* NumberTwo: He's Stoick's best friend and the one he turns to first for help but he made a mess of things when filling the role officially.
* RunningGag: Numerous mention of or jokes involving his undies.
* SinkOrSwimMentor:
** His belief for the first day of training in the film is to release a Gronckle, then ask the students what they know about it.
** Gobber's father was also an example as he taught Gobber to swim this way. Sadly, this doesn't translate well to training the dragons at the academy. Oddly, Gobber seems to remember this fondly.
* ShieldBash[=/=]LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: His training sessions often include the merits of shields. In the movie, he said he would choose a shield if given a choice between it and a sword because the shield can be offense ''and'' defense.''
* ThatCameOutWrong: Never admits so himself, but his advice never carries out the intended message.
* WordOfGay: Jay Baruchel has confirmed that his line in the second film about "other reasons" he never got married is an indication that he's gay.

!!Fishlegs Ingerman
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->Voiced by: Christopher Mintz-Plasse (film and TV series)

* {{Adorkable}}: Similar to Hiccup.
* AwesomenessByAnalysis: He can look at a brand new dragon and instantly break down its strengths and weaknesses.
* BadLiar: Does not do well lying under pressure.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Snotlout found out the hard way that Fishlegs is downright terrifying when pissed off. It's possibly a nod to the books, where Fishlegs became a flat-out ''berserker''.
* DeadpanSnarker: In the books. Sometimes dabbles into this on occasion in the series itself.
* DemotedToExtra: While he was Hiccup's best friend in the books, he's more of a friendly classmate in the first film (he's still the only one in the class who doesn't make fun of or speak badly about Hiccup).
* GeniusBruiser: Once he gets some confidence, he and Meatlug can do serious damage.
* GenreBlind: [[spoiler: If someone (especially a teenager who has a suspicious backstory) starts bringing up questions about how well your dragon can be in a serious battle, you'd figure he would have a few red flags raised in his head.]]
* GentleGiant: Films only; in the books he's just as scrawny as Hiccup.
* HugeRiderTinyMount: His Gronckle is far from tiny, but Fishlegs still is about a third of its size. It should be noted that, out of all of the dragon breeds encountered so far that are large enough to be ridden, the Gronckle is definitely the smallest.
* LovableNerd: Is even more prone to geek-outs than Hiccup.
* {{Megane}}: Books only.
* NiceGuy: The only other teen Viking (with Astrid) who didn't openly mock Hiccup in the beginning.
* PlatonicLifePartners: Has the closest relationship with his dragon after Hiccup and Toothless.
* RPGMechanicsVerse: Spouts these in the movie: "+3 defense, +7 venom" etc.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: The Sensitive Guy to Snotlout's Manly Man.
* TheSmartGuy: He memorized the Book of Dragons and considered a biology book a page turner. During the Red Death fight, he advises the other riders on strategy.
** TheBigGuy: Usually this is Snotlout's role, but when Fishlegs snaps, it suddenly becomes obvious that he outweighs any three other members of the Riders.
* WarriorPoet: In the series, he composes poems at sunset.

!!Snotlout Jorgenson
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->Voiced by: Jonah Hill (Film) [=/=]Zack Pearlman (TV series)

* AbusiveParents: His dad is a StageMom and so harsh [[spoiler: Hiccup throws the last game so he'll let up on the guy.]]
* {{Angst}}: The prospect he was [[spoiler:going to lose Thawfest]] brought him to near tears and hyperventilating while riding Hookfang.
* AmazonChaser: He cannot stop hitting on Astrid.
* TheBigGuy: Established as the best athlete among the kids, and despite his age is more than a match for many adult Vikings in combat.
* ChewToy: In the series, if someone is going to get an AmusingInjury it's going to be him.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Successfully holds his own and even ''wins'' against several Outcast Vikings in "Defiant One."
* DudeNotFunny:
** In-universe example. He makes a few jokes alluding to Toothless being unable to fly in "What Flies Beneath". Astrid and Hiccup were ''not'' amused.
** Neither Astrid or Hiccup were amused by his mocking of Frozen Fin Hofferson, but Astrid quickly made him [[KickTheSonOfABitch regret that]].
* DumbassHasAPoint: He might be an idiotic jerk, but in the same episode above, he accurately guessed that Toothless was too [[RevengeBeforeReason proud to listen]] to accept Hiccup's help in fighting the Whispering Death.
* TheFriendNobodyLikes: The other Dragon Riders tolerate him, but they make it quite clear that none of them particularly like him. They seem to hang out solely because they're in the same age group and, after ending the war, they're the leaders of the Dragon Academy.
* GetRichQuickScheme: He seems to be mildly prone to these for unknown reasons. In "Gem of a Different Color" he sells lucky rocks [[spoiler: actually changewing eggs]] to various villagers, even getting one woman's ''son'' in payment. In "Tunnel Vision" he responds to Berk's [[spoiler: lack of water]] by trying to sell [[spoiler: the water he and Astrid were sent to get to alleviate the problem.]]
* HopelessSuitor: For Astrid. Even Astrid's voice actress agrees. After the film, it switches between playing sweet and flirty teasing. Astrid nearly throws up when he suggests her to be his "queen".
* JerkJock: According to "Thawfest" this is due to pressure from his family.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: As in the books, he's very huff-puff about growing up to be a manly Viking, but has a definite soft spot, [[spoiler:especially for his dragon Hookfang]].
* LeaderWannabe: When Hiccup is forced to put Toothless back in the cove during "The Terrible Twos", Snotlout tries to use the fact that Hiccup no longer has a dragon to take his place as leader of the Academy. Astrid quickly reminds him that she, as Hiccup's second, will be taking the position. Making it worse is that he tends ignore or argue with Hiccup, which gets them in trouble.
* MadeOfIron: Can take a giant rock to the face and shrug it off with a grin. He's also the most physically capable of the young Vikings, having won every Thawfest festival because of his strength and stamina.
* MilesGloriosus: He has won every Thawfest game, but in daily life Astrid and Hiccup are much more reliable.
* NoGuyWantsToBeChased: In "Free Scauldy", he spends nearly the whole episode flirting with Astrid when they're alone on a mission, much to her annoyance. When Astrid pretends that he's won her over and starts playfully flirting with him, Snotlout is visibly freaked out.
* TheResenter: "The Defiant One" reveals that a lot of his issues with Hiccup stem from jealously over Hiccup's accomplishments, especially in light of the fact that Hiccup is far from a conventional Viking. Given what we've seen of his [[AbusiveParents father]], and the way Snotlout was listing Hiccup's accomplishments as if they were things he'd heard over and over again, it could well be that we're hearing his father's sniping at his son for not seizing more recognition for himself.
* RunningGag: Hookfang lighting his pants on fire, forcing him to leap into the nearest water source.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: The Manly Man to Fishleg's Sensitive Guy.
* ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman: Outside of having to use brute force for fending off human opponents, Snotlout has no other use.
* UnknownRival: His rivalry with Hiccup is one-sided on his part.
* VitriolicBestBuds: There are moments when you wonder if he and Hookfang aren't trying to kill each other, but Snotlout was visibly upset when it looked like Hookfang would have to be put down, and Hook does seem to genuinely care when Snotlout is in real trouble.
* WouldntHitAGirl: Played with. Before punching Tuffnut, he checks to make sure he's the male twin.

!!Alvin The Treacherous
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->Voiced by: Creator/MarkHamill

TheLeader of a tribe of Outcasts and serves as the other villain of ''WesternAnimation/DragonsRidersOfBerk''. He seeks to learn the arts of dragon taming. [[spoiler: Which happens as of the "We Are A Family" season finale]].

* ArtificialLimbs: Get these in the book.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Seems to be a trend in this show. This bugger ''can swing a Napper by the tail.''
* {{Badass}}: One of the few people who can fight evenly with Stoick.
* BadassBoast: By proxy! Given by Gobber in his behalf:
--> '''Gobber''': ''"If there's one thing Alvin knows, its treachery."''
* BatmanGambit: [[spoiler: In the two part season finale, "We Are A Family" he sets one up to not only capture Hiccup but trick him into training Mildew how one bonds with dragons, so Mildew can train him in return. This relies not only on Hiccup's trusting nature but Alvin's own tendency to betray people.]]
** [[spoiler: He continues into Defenders, where he shows up near Berk's shores, ''knowing'' the riders would react and leave the island ready for his real ploy of planting Death Whisperer eggs]].
* TheBeastmaster: Can tame dragons as of Part 2 of "We Are A Family" season finale. He picks a Whispering Death.
* BigBad: With his introduction, he becomes a clear and constant background threat to Berk, making various {{Evil Plan}}s to take Hiccup or what he knows for his own people. [[spoiler: As of Part 2 of "We Are A Family", Mildew is working for him so he is now the undisputed head villain of the series.]]
** As of "View to a Skrill", [[spoiler: he has been replaced with Dagur after being on the receiving end of many biggajoules of lightning from the Skrill.]]
* TheChessmaster: This guy has shown his intellectual prowess and is one of the few who rivals [[GuileHero Hiccup]], [[MagnificentBastard sometimes surpassing it]].
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy:
** Unlike Mildew, he embraces the potential Dragons can bring (for more nefarious reasons). [[spoiler: This is why he sends Heather to act as TheMole in order to obtain the book to learn taming ''and'' exploiting the weaknesses of the other dragons]].
** He is willing to listen when it is clear something is beyond his skills, like [[spoiler:when Astrid, disguised as Heather, points out the Book only goes so far. When one of his men is nearly killed by a Deadly Nadder despite following the Book's help, he agrees to this fact.]] To test that, he gives it to someone else.
** Later, upon seeing [[spoiler:the Monstrous Nightmare Astrid befriended in his training area comes back for her because of the bond they formed in the brief moment, he realizes he also needs Hiccup to teach them about the bonding aspect.]]
** In "We Are a Family, Part 2", he tries to force Hiccup to train dragons for the Outcasts, [[spoiler:but knows better than to think Hiccup will ever cooperate. Instead, he has Mildew pretend to change his mind about defecting and then trick Hiccup into teaching him the tricks of dragon training under the guise of escaping. Once Mildew fakes capture and the others escape, he teaches Alvin and they begin taming dragons]].
* EvilCounterpart: To both Stoick and Hiccup. He is a wise, but evil chief who leads through fear and a firm hold on power, where Stoick doesn't abuse his power in such a fashion. To Hiccup, who wants to make peace with dragons and possibly a world where all can be friends, Alvin wants dragons to conquer and destroy his enemies. [[spoiler: At the end of "We Are Family Part 2" it is shown the dragon he bonds with is a Whispering Death, Toothless' enemy.]]
* EvilPlan: Force Hiccup to tell him the secrets of Dragon Training so he can take over Berk. [[spoiler:He succeeds by tricking Hiccup into teaching Mildew, who has defected to the Outcasts.]]
* FauxAffablyEvil: Treats his heinous actions with the same air one would talk about the weather, but nonetheless clearly enjoys performing them.
* GeniusBruiser: Equally clever as he is strong; look at his gambit entries for proof.
* HesBack: As of "Cast Out, Part I".
* IHaveYourWife: [[spoiler:Threatened to kill Heather's parents if she didn't do as he commanded. He also used this on Hiccup with his dragon as the hostage, though that was merely part of a larger ploy.]]
* KnightOfCerebus: Also unlike Mildew, any episodes shown involving him are completely serious. The only thing he lacks to be a true threat is the ability to tame dragons [[spoiler: which he learns how to do in the season 1 finale]].
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Not the Alvin part, but certainly the "Treacherous" as he clearly has little intention of honoring a promise unless he can still get something out of it.
* NotSoDifferent: [[DiscussedTrope Discussed in the series]] with Snotlout. [[spoiler: Alvin was once a friend of Stoick's, making this resemblance even more uncanny.]]
* SmarterThanYouLook: He looks like some vicious thug yet he is brilliant strategist when it comes to getting what he wants.
* WeCanRuleTogether: to Hiccup at the climax of "Heather Report" part 2.
--> '''Alvin''': You know, Hiccup, with this book, your knowledge of dragons, and my knowledge of warfare, we could make quite TheTeam. How does that sound?\\
'''[[DeadpanSnarker Hiccup]]''': Uh... Insane? Demented? Delusional? ''Stupid?''
** Alvin admits afterwards he saw that coming. After all [[GenreSavvy who would trust a guy who earned the name "Treacherous"?]]
* WeUsedToBeFriends: In their youth, Alvin and Stoick were good friends, but since Stoick was the son of the chief he was always in command. One day, during a dragon attack on the village, Alvin went against orders and did things his way, resulting in high casualties. This ruined their relationship and Alvin's reputation and he was banished soon after Stoick became chief.
* WorthyOpponent: He seems to legitimately admire Hiccup's ability to tame dragons and creating the art of it. He even offered him a chance to join him.
* WouldHurtAChild: Has no qualms about attacking the group, even if they're just kids, and shows glee at the thought of seeing one of them eaten by a dragon.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness:
** Seems to be his favorite line to use, as Savage has commented he tells him that often if he was to fail. [[spoiler:When Astrid disguised as Heather returns to them, he planned to have her killed.]]
** Exploited with [[spoiler: Mildew]]. While it looked like he was doing this, it was actually [[spoiler:a BatmanGambit learn Hiccup's dragon taming techniques by proxy. It ''works'']]. Later played straight when [[spoiler:Mildew's plan with the Whispering Death eggs failed, but Mildew managed to talk his way out]].

!!Dragons

!!Toothless
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[[AC:Both Universes]]
* AdaptationalBadass: In the books he's a Basic Brown/Garden Dragon, one of the smallest, most common dragon species (the template for the Terrible Terrors in the movies) while in the films he's a Night Fury, a LightningBruiser phantom dragon nicknamed "the unholy offspring of Lightning and Death."
* [[DefrostingIceQueen Defrosting Ice Dragon]]: To say he was hostile to Hiccup at first is an understatement. In the books, he is selfish and mean to Hiccup, eating his food and not listening to him, however in the climax [[spoiler: he flies up a '''big dragonus giganticus maximus's nose, almost killing himself, to save his trainer]]
* {{Determinator}}: Nothing stops him from protecting Hiccup; not a cliff, not a chain, not other dragons.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: An interspecies example. With Hiccup, a Viking human.
* {{Tsundere}}: Toothless likes to switch among affectionate, aloof, and hostile at the drop of a hat.

[[AC:Book Universe]]
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: In the books he literally has no teeth. Eventually he grows a tooth near the end of the first book (though he loses it in a fight)
* SnarkKnight: He'll snark and let people know it, but he is also extremely loyal and protective of the ones he love.
* PorkyPigPronunciation: In the books. He has a stammer, yet can pronounce words perfectly, which is odd for a dragon with no teeth.
--> '''Toothless''': F-f-f-fish! w-w-want fish! Now!
--> '''Hiccup''': We don't have any fish
--> '''Toothless''': Ok then. Eat c-c-cat!

[[AC:Film & TV Universe]]
* AllAnimalsAreDogs: Or more precisely cats; Toothless's look in the film was inspired by the black panther and he has several cat-like tendencies mixed with canine traits.
* ArchEnemy: With the Whispering Death in "What Flies Beneath".
* ArtificialLimbs: Toothless has a very complicated artificial tail fin made for him by Hiccup.
* {{Badass}}: The premier example of {{Badass}} in this series, aside from Stoick.
** BadassAdorable: A fierce creature that likes having its belly rubbed.
* BerserkButton:
** Don't hurt Hiccup if you know what's good for you--he made sure a ''Monstrous Nightmare'' got the message.
** He ''really'' hates the Whispering Death. Just its presence makes Toothless fly into such a rage to the point he even disobeys Hiccup.
* [[BewareTheNiceOnes Beware The Cute Ones]]: When he's not in battle, he's like a cuddly pet.
* BreakoutCharacter: As soon as people saw the movie, they fell for him.
* CuteBruiser: A cuddly reptile that is also the most feared dragon.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Movie only, where he is a Night Fury, a dark coloured species with a semi-demonic look.
* NonIndicativeName: It's teeth are retractable, not missing.
* {{Deuteragonist}}
* TheDreaded: Implied to be this to (most) vikings by The Dragon Manual.
** NonIndicativeName: In the movies he has a full set of teeth that are retractable.
* {{Expy}}: In terms of face and limb structure, he looks a lot like [[LiloAndStitch Stitch]].
* FluffyTheTerrible[=/=]DeathbringerTheAdorable: His personal name is the former but his species name is the latter.
* GameFace: Toothless extends [[NonIndicativeName his teeth]] when eating or being aggressive.
* GeniusBruiser: Night Furies are the cleverest dragon species.
* GuileHero: Toothless must've been taking lessons on this from Hiccup, as in the season one finale, he stops eating and thereby forces his captors to remove his muzzle to try to force feed him. He immediately hits them with a plasma burst and tears off his remaining restraints, then swats the guards with his tail.
* HandicappedBadass: In the films, where one of his tail fins is lopped off by Hiccup early on.
* [[HappinessInSlavery Happiness In Handicap]]: ''In Gift of the Night Fury,'' Hiccup makes him a prosthetic tailfin that Toothless can control much like he does naturally, so he won't have to rely on Hiccup while flying. After retrieving Hiccup's helmet, which was lost at the beginning of the short, he destroys it because he prefers to have Hiccup as a mount.
** [[spoiler:In the trailer for the sequel, Hiccup has rigged up a new version which can switch between manual control and automatic so Toothless can fly solo. The latter is to accommodate Hiccup's new wingsuit, allowing him to fly alongside Toothless.]]
* InformedAbility:
** In the movie, Night Furies are said to be the fastest and never miss their mark. In the series, Toothless has missed a few times and Stormfly is said to be getting closer to his speed. Toothless does have a handicap, though, and by and large every target in the film was stationary (relatively or otherwise).
** Likewise, both the tie in ads and ''Defenders of Berk'' states that Night Furies only have six shots. Toothless regularly unleashes far more in a fight.
* MoodyMount: Sometimes he'll decide, on a whim, 'I want to barrel roll' and Hiccup will have to hold on.
* RedIsHeroic: His normal tailfin is with Berk's symbol also painted white on it.
* RevengeBeforeReason: Wouldn't even let Hiccup get on him to let him fly in "What Flies Beneath" because of his grudge with a Whispering Death, even though it meant he couldn't fly and was left at a serious disadvantage.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Toothless is essentially a giant, winged axolotl, complete with "gills" reimagined as an expressive fleshy crest on his neck.
* ShipperOnDeck: The look on his face after [[spoiler: Astrid pecked Hiccup's check in the movie]].
* SilentSnarker: In the movie. He is the most expressive dragon, primarily due to his size-changing pupils. He takes after a certain someone.

!!Hookfang
* TheDitz: He has shown to be rather... spacey.
** In one instance, Snotlout tries to prove their bond by leaping from Hookfang, who did not notice until Toothless informed him.
** Another time he did not notice Snotlout screaming due to watching a falling leaf.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold:
* RunningGag: Has a tendency to set the pants of his rider on fire. Good thing Gobber has his "iron skivies"!
* TookALevelInBadass [=/=] TookALevelInKindness: At the start of the movie, he was just as angry and Viking-hating as most dragons. In the season 1 finale [[spoiler:he acts to defend a bound Hiccup and Toothless without any order or request from Snotlout.]]
* VitriolicBestBuds: Sure, he sets Snotlout's pants on fire regularly, but when Snotlout is in genuine danger, Hookfang always comes through. Snotlout himself was clearly distressed when it looked like Hookfang would have to be put down in "Viking For Hire".

!!Stormfly
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A mood dragon in the books, belonging to Camacazi and a deadly Nadder in the movies, belonging to Astrid.

* AttackItsWeakPoint: Astrid tries to stop Stoick from grabbing Stormfly on the nose, as a Nadder's weak point is a blind spot directly in front of it. Stormfly thinks this trope is happening and panics. That said, Stormfly allows Astrid to touch her there when she hugs her dragon in "Heather Report" part 2.
* LightningBruiser: Almost as fast as Toothless.
* PowerUpFood: Astrid uses chicken to make her fly faster.
* SpikeShooter: All Deadly Nadders can shoot spikes from their tail, but Stormfly does it ''a lot'' in the TV series.
* TookALevelInBadass [=/=] TookALevelInKindness: At the start of the movie, she was just as angry and Viking-hating as most dragons. In the season 1 finale [[spoiler:she acts to defend a bound Hiccup and Toothless without any order or request from Astrid.]]
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Apparently, Stormfly will let anyone ride her, provided they feed her chicken first. It TastesLikeFriendship.


!!The Red Death
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* AdaptationNameChange: In the books known as The Green Death. Was, in the movie, a case of NoNameGiven, and as such, this section was previously listed under the dragon's literary name. It was changed after the dragon was referred to as The Red Death in a couple of recent episodes.
* BadBoss: See ImAHumanitarian.
* BigBad: It's the one forcing the other dragons to hunt for it, which drives them to attack the Viking village.
* BreathWeapon: Like all dragons its got one, but its breath weapon is one based on making ''pyroclastic clouds''. Nothing near it stands much of a chance, until our heroes get into the fight.
* DragonsAreDinosaurs: The Red Death looks like an unholy cross between a turtle, an ankylosaur and a large theropod, is as big as Godzilla, and worst of all, it can ''fly''. The overall cast of the monster gives the feel of a leftover primordial dragon, or perhaps even an ancient dragon deity.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: The first thing this draconian monstrosity does on-screen is swallow a Gronckle whole for not meeting its feed quota. It follows up that appetizer with an entire Hideous Zippleback - ''in one bite.''
* ExtraEyes: Further emphasizing its monstrous appearance in comparison to the smaller, UglyCute dragons.
* EvilIsBigger: This guy is the only out-and-out evil dragon and it's HUGE.
* GeniusBruiser: It's smart enough to know it'd get more food by forcing other dragons to work for it. When the vikings try to escape it after they find its lair? [[YouWillNotEvadeMe It destroys the ships so they]] ''[[YouWillNotEvadeMe can't.]]''
* GiantFlyer: It's as big as a mountain.
* HiveQueen: Lampshaded by Astrid, it appears to have some kind of influence over the dragons even at a distance. One scene implies this when Toothless appears to endanger the lives of Hiccup and Astrid by taking them neck deep into the heart of the dragons' nest for no other real logical reason. This also explains why the dragons don't just leave, [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen because they have no choice]].
* ImAHumanitarian: Perfectly willing to eat other dragons if given the opportunity. This is implied to be one of the reasons they're doing its bidding; if they don't, or fail to bring it enough, it will eat ''them''.
* TheJuggernaut: While the Red Death is chasing them, Hiccup and Toothless fly around, over and under large rocky outcroppings. The Red Death ''plows right through them.''
* {{Kaiju}}: A dragon the size of a truck would generally be considered large in this setting. The Red Death can (and does) swallow those whole.
** In the books he eats a younger version of his ''own kind''. Easy to believe, considering he considers normal dragons tasty snacks.
* LargeAndInCharge: The other dragons are like flies compared to it.
* LightningBruiser: It's astonishingly agile for its size when in the air but still no match in that department to Toothless.
* MadeOfExplodium: It's breath.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Assuming the thing doesn't reach your boats first.
* NonindicativeName: It's more of a sort of blue-grey in colour, though the name may be more to do with what happens whenever one shows up...
** A few rows of its unusual spikes are red in color as well. Maybe a similar case to the [[{{Holes}} Yellow-Spotted Lizard]], picking the least apparent feature for the name.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Book Universe]]

!!Main Vikings

!!Camicazi
Daughter of Big Boobied Bertha, chieftain of the Bog burglar tribe and enemy of Stoick the Vast.
* ActionGirl
* BadassAdorable
* StickyFingers
* {{Tomboy}}
* {{Tsundere}}: To a certain extent.

!!Big Boobied Bertha
Leader of the Bog Burglar tribe and enemy of Stoick the Vast.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Her name.
* VitriolicBestFriends: With Stoick. Bertha is always teasing him about his tribe's poor burglary skills, but they aren't arch-nemesis.

!!Dragons

!!Horror Cow
Fishleg's dragon in the books. A common-or-garden dragon, like Toothless, that is supposedly vegetarian. She is unwilling to kill animals and is a big sluggish to follow orders.
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!!Main Vikings

!!Astrid Hofferson
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->Voiced by: America Ferrera (film and TV series)

* ActionGirl: She's a skilled Viking and originally first in her class. She always takes the front lines in the film. In the series, she's the only one to attack Alvin the Treacherous (Snotlout chickened out), despite the fact that he's a match for [[StoutStrength Stoick]] and thus way out of her league.
* AlwaysSecondBest: To Hiccup for Dragon Fighting [[spoiler:and then Dragon Riding]]. She doesn't mind it anymore in the series. To Snotlout for axe-throwing - she is very skilled, but it is mentioned that Snotlout always won the Thawfest festival, though if this year is the norm, that can be blamed by ''other candidates'' messing up her throws. This year it is Fishlegs.
* AnAxeToGrind: She is rarely seen without her hatchet. "Fright of Passage" shows that this has been the case since she was tiny.
* AngerBornOfWorry: She tends to get very angry at Hiccup when he does something incredibly foolish and not think things through.
* ArmorPiercingQuestion: Astrid is good at these, first asking Hiccup why he is acting so oddly and discovering Toothless as a result. She then breaks him out of a HeroicBSOD by asking [[spoiler:why he didn't kill Toothless when he had the chance]].
* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: Hiccup earned his later rank as lead dragon rider by [[BadassBookworm taming and riding Toothless.]] Astrid earned [[NumberTwo hers]] by [[ItMakesSenseInContext threatening Hiccup with an axe when she caught him doing so]]. She retains this role in the series by being the only rider adept at both aerial and ground combat and by being confident and competent enough to keep [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits all the others in line]].
* {{Badass}}: If you can [[spoiler:wrestle a wild Monstrous Nightmare to the ground with your bare hands]], you definitely qualify.
* BerserkButton:
** Do not try to harm [[ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend Hiccup]] or her dragon Stormfly.
** Before her defrosting, do not outshine her in training when you have been the worst in the class beforehand.
* BraidsOfAction: A shoulder length braid.
* BloodKnight: A more child-friendly example. She's fearless and enjoys the respect that other villagers give her for being good at fighting but she takes battle seriously and is the [[OnlySaneMan Only Sane Woman]] among the riders.
* CallBack: In "Fright of Passage", she directly quotes her dead uncle's last words before the [[spoiler: Flightmare killed him]].
* CanonForeigner: Present only in the movies and T.V. series.
* CassandraTruth: She figured out [[spoiler:Heather's schemes]]. Hiccup thought she was overreacting and everything else thought she was [[ClingyJealousGirl jealous]].
* CatchPhrase: "That was for [insert crime here]. ''That'' was for everything else."
* CrazyPrepared: If knocked out of the saddle onto Stormfly's tail, Astrid has trained Stormfly to do a tail flip which launches Astrid back within seconds.
* CuteBruiser: Especially when her sweet side kicks in.
* DeadpanSnarker: Has her moments and especially when Snotlout is hitting on her.
* DeathGlare: Astrid gives one to Hiccup when he's chosen over her as the champion of dragon training by the Elder, and a couple more to [[spoiler:Heather]].
* DefrostingIceQueen: When we see her in the beginning of the movie she is cold and distant to everyone, but after she meets Toothless and is taken on a trip with Hiccup, she warms up to them both.
* DudeMagnet: She has both Snotlout and Hiccup gawking over her. Although, Hiccup does have genuine feelings for her, while Snotlout just flirts with her. In the end, astrid chooses Hiccup (see SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan).
* {{Expy}}: Of Camicazi from the books.
* FreudianSlip: "Just because she's beautiful, people think she's not tough. But that doesn't mean you should underestimate me. Uh--her."
* GaussianGirl: Astrid's first appearance, as part of an UnflinchingWalk [[OutrunTheFireball away from a burning house]] in SloMo. The heat waves probably helped.
* GenkiGirl: Not a traditional example, but when Astrid is focused on something, she'll see it gets done with all her strength.
* GenreSavvy:
** In-film, she is suspicious of the worst-performing student suddenly rising to the top of the class and investigates Hiccup accordingly.
** In the series, [[spoiler:She is suspicious about the conditions surrounding Heather's back story, and gets more so once she spots her out in the middle of the night. She ends up being correct on her status as being a threat.]]
* GirlyBruiser: If her performing acrobatic jumps on the back of her dragon is any indication.
* GreenEyedMonster:
** In the movie, she is furious when Hiccup surpasses her in the dragon academy.
** Accused of it by Ruffnut in "Heather Report" when Hiccup takes a different girl for a ride on Toothless.
--> '''Ruffnut''': Looks like there's another hen in the rooster coop.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: See JerkWithAHeartOfGold and the fact she has beautiful, blonde hair.
* HotBlooded: She kind of has to be this with the life she and the other vikings on Berk have.
* ImNotHereToMakeFriends: According to Ferrera, Astrid follows the mindset of a competitive reality show contestant.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: She means well in that dragon combat ''is'' a daily matter of life and death in Berk, but she is very prideful and can be rather arrogant. She TookALevelInKindness in the movie, and kept it in the series where she is never outright rude - at worst she can be a DeadpanSnarker.
* KickTheSonOfABitch: Does so to Snotlout in "Fright of Passage".
--> '''Snotlout''': When the Flightmare comes, the Hofferson's freeze. Right, Astrid? You are a- ''(Astrid hurls a axe that almost kills him)'' ...Hofferson...
--> '''Fishlegs''': Legend has it that the Flightmare is so terrifying it actually freezes its prey in their tracks.\\
'''Snotlout''': Yeah, just ask Frozen Fin Hofferson, right Astrid? ''(Astrid slams him into the ground and puts her boot on his face)''
* LadyLegionnaireWear: Astrid's pteruges. It is the trope image.
* TheLancer: To Hiccup, both at the Dragon Academy and life in general. While Hiccup has Geek Physique, she is the picture of an ideal viking warrior; aggressive, strong and skilled in combat.
* {{Leitmotif}}: An excerpt from "Romantic Flight" plays during her introduction; violins are also a recurring instrument for her.
* LethalChef: For all her fighting talents, it would seem Astrid ''cannot'' cook. In ''Gift of the Night Dragon'', her Yaknog is so bad that even Hiccup (who swallowed raw, regurgitated fish) spat the stuff out.
* MasterOfDisguise: [[spoiler:She's able to pass herself as Heather when infiltrating the Outcasts and manipulate them into giving her the book of dragons and a dragon to escape on. It would have worked, except that the real Heather wasn't lying about her parents being held prisoner.]]
* MeaningfulName: "Astrid" is an old Norse name meaning "Divine Beauty". Hiccup is clearly awestruck during her introduction in the movie, and Snotlout also tries to get her attention. Astrid is also partnered with a Deadly Nadder, the most beautiful dragon species.
* NumberTwo:
** In the movie, this is Astrid's role in the climactic battle; directing the rest of Hiccup's flying corps in the fight against the Red Death while Hiccup tries to free Toothless.
** In the series, this is her position in the Dragon Academy because she's the second most skilled and no one's brave enough to tell her otherwise.
* OnlySaneWoman: Compared to the other trainees in the film, she is the only one to keep her cool and not lose herself to some quirk or another. This extends to the television show, usually sharing it with Hiccup (most of the time).
* PeekABangs: As pointed out in the DVD commentary, her pushing back her bangs later on in the story signifies her being open with her feelings, especially around Hiccup.
* PintSizedPowerhouse: Is seen carrying a sheep on her shoulders about the same size as one which Snotlout is carrying.
* PrettyInMink: Her [[http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20140116201123/howtotrainyourdragon/images/2/26/Astrid-httyd-2.jpg outfit in the sequel]] has a fur-trimmed hood, gloves, and a fur underskirt beneath her pteruges.
* RelationshipCeiling: Her relationship with Hiccup is held back in the TV show, although the ShipTease is rampant.
* SecretKeeper: Briefly in the movie: she figured out Hiccup was going off somewhere and agreed to keep Toothless a secret.
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: Hiccup is an AllLovingHero and she explictly stated in "Thawfest Games" that one of the things she admired most about him was [[GracefulLoser modesty in defeat]].
* SlapSlapKiss: Applies this literally to Hiccup; see Catch Phrase.
* {{Tomboy}}: An odd example because Berk is the land of [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy dragon killing vikings.]] A rough attitude and enjoying competition is ''normal'' in such a place and so would be expected.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Well, the Girly Girl compared to Ruffnut anyway.
* {{Tsundere}}: Type A in the movie; tsuntsun to everyone with deredere emerging later. In the series she mellows into type B. A typical example there would when an event touches on her affection for Hiccup she'll blush and then punch his shoulder as if to deny it.
** A less-than-typical example occurs in "The Thawfest Games." [[spoiler:After calling Hiccup out on being a bad winner, she punches his shoulder and then kisses him for doing the right thing; letting Snotlout win and keep his family's tradition.]]
* ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: She doesn't take kindly to threats against Hiccup.
* WeaponOfChoice: She ''really'' loves using her axe.
* TheWorldIsJustAwesome: Seeing this while on Toothless with Hiccup helps her realize dragons are not the chaotic evil she had been raised to believe and Hiccup had deeper hidden depths than she realized.

!!Tuffnut and Ruffnut Thorston
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->Voiced by: T.J. Miller (Tuffnut) (Film and TV series) and Kristen Wiig (Film)[=/=]Julie Marcus (Ruffnut) (TV series)

* ActionGirl: Ruffnut's a brash girl who loves [[StuffBlowingUp to blow stuff up.]]
* AffirmativeActionGirl: Why Ruffnut exists; without her the main cast would have only one girl.
* AmbiguousGender: Ruffnut and Tuffnut, as HalfIdenticalTwins. It's {{lampshade}}d in "Viking for Hire".
* AscendedExtra: Tuffnut, who was just another of Hiccup's classmates in the books, gets a larger role (and a sister) in the films.
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: They get distracted very easily by even the simplest thing. Even the old standby of using something metallic to create a bead of dancing light to amuse Terrible Terrors (like cats) can get them fascinated.
* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: More prevalent on Ruffnut's part because she can pull her brother out of danger's way in a heartbeat.
* [[TheBigGuy The Big Guy and Girl]]: If you want something blown up ask them. They'll be more than happy to do it!
* BookDumb: As expressed in this little gem:
-->'''Tuffnut:''' Wait, you mean ''read?''\\
'''Ruffnut:''' While we're still ''alive?''
* CanonForeigner: In the books Tuffnut didn't have a twin sister.
* CatchPhrase: Tuffnut has "[[MinorInjuryOverreaction Oh, I'm hurt! I am very much hurt!]]"
* {{Dumb Blonde}}s: It would be charitable to say there's one whole brain between them.
* [[DumbassHasAPoint Dumbasses Have a Point]]: When Snotlout [[spoiler:almost got Astrid killed and was disobeying Hiccup's suspension punishment]], the twins pointed out that either he should be expelled or Hiccup will risk loosing the respect of the other dragon riders. Even though they were mostly just trying to take his dragon pen for themselves, Astrid overheard that and was amazed that they had a point.
* EverybodyHatesMathematics: In the TV series, it's shown that they are horrible at counting. Somewhat justified in that they are effectively the official idiots of the team.
* {{Fearless Fool}}s: One of Hiccup's monologues notes that they "don't know when to be afraid."
* HalfIdenticalTwins: The only difference appears to be the fact that Ruffnut has braids and Tuffnut is slightly taller.
* HiddenDepths:
** Ruffnut was able to instantly realize that Meatlug laid eggs and was a girl, before Fishlegs was able to comprehend either.
** They also seem to have a love of exploring, so they tend to know quite a bit about Berk Island, including all the tunnels the Whispering Death hatchlings made. At least Ruffnut also seems to have a good memory for paths.
** When stuck in a trap and left alone with Barf and Belch, Tuffnut becomes surprisingly philosophical with them.
** While trying to save a beached Scauldron, Ruffnut bonds with it and keeps him calm as they help him. She names him "Scauldy" and even [[ImportantHaircut cuts off her braids]] to use as rope when they run out of rope for Scauldy's wing splint.
* LargeHam: Tuffnut.
* SiblingRivalry: Both of them are a classic case of the "bickering twins" stereotype.
* SiblingTeam: They ride the same dragon, so naturally they always work as a team in a fight.
* SlapstickKnowsNoGender: Ruffnut is just as prone to comedic abuse and injuries as her brother. Not only she doesn't mind, but she enjoys the abuse as much as her brother.
* ThemeTwinNaming: They're both nuts.
* {{Token Evil Teammate}}s: Downplayed, but they are definitely the "bad guys" compared to the rest of the group. Both of them mention that their motivation for doing most things is [[StuffBlowingUp seeing things get destroyed (typically through their dragon)]], [[ThePrankster conducting pranks all around Berk]], or just simply getting themselves injured for no reason other than fun. When they find out the metal dragon perches they've been building are to help stop buildings collapsing from under the weight of dragons, they feel betrayed that they were coerced into helping things ''not'' break. Of course they are noble when it comes to genuinely helping others.
* {{Tomboy}}: Ruffnut in a way similar to Astrid.
* TookALevelInDumbass: Ruff and Tuff weren't the brightest in the movie or the specials, but they weren't particularly stupid either. Mainly, Tuffnut was just egotistical, and no more so than Snotlout. Come the TV show, they've been downgraded into the DumbMuscle of the team, completely missing things such as what Hiccup and Astrid are trying to convey when they say [[Film/FightClub there is no Dragon Flight Club]] while trying to recruit them into it.
* TooKinkyToTorture: Whenever someone jokes about a plan involving one of them getting seriously injured or sacrificed, the usual response is that they're happily to oblige.
* [[UseYourHead Use Your Heads]]: They cracked nuts on each others heads while watching lightning rain down on Berk.
* VitriolicBestBuds: They're never seen apart and usually hitting each other. The behavior extends to their dragon.
* WouldHitAGirl: Tuffnut has no qualms about beating up his sister. Though, to be fair, Ruffnut usually asks him to, seems to enjoy getting beaten up, and certainly hits him back.

!!Gothi, the village Elder
A tiny old woman. She is a respected elder of the village who not only selects the top graduate of the Dragon Academy back when they killed them, but also is the auger of the village.

* CoolOldLady: Don't let the fact she doesn't speak fool you, she will hit you if you bad mouth her.
* DemotedToExtra: According to some behind-the-scenes content, Gothi was intended to be a Mage who would've foretold of Hiccup making peace with the Dragons and the Vikings. However the writers felt it took up too much time for her to be established and that Hiccup's friendship with Toothless was a better indicator of what was to happen in the film.
* [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep Everyone Calls Her Gothi]]: In old Norse, Gothi is the title of a priest, not an actual name. Admittedly, it is the masculine form, but it still fits with her use of divination and general reverence from the community.
* NoExceptYes: According to rumor, she can tell you when you will die by looking at your fingernails. Gobber assures Astrid and Fishlegs this is completely wrong. She looks at your tongue.
* MiniatureSeniorCitizens: She is the shortest adult. She's even shorter than any of the teens.
* ScrewPolitenessImASenior: Has no problem smacking Gobber in the face with her staff for smart remarks.
* TheVoiceless: She has yet to speak a word, communicating through traced images instead.

!!Spitelout Jorgenson
-> Voiced by: David Tennant (Film and TV Series)
* ActorAllusion: Sort of. David Tennant read for the How To Train Your Dragon audio book series.
* DadTheVeteran: Like every other adult, he fought in the war against the dragons.
* KickTheDog: In "Race To Fireworm Island", he callously suggests Snotlout get a new dragon after Hookfang falls ill, comparing the Nightmare to a broken sword.
* TheRival: To Stoick, but only in the Thawfest games. It's implied they were direct rivals when they competed, which is now done indirectly through their sons.
* SoreLoser: He doesn't like the idea of his family losing a ''single'' Thawfest game.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: His son looks like a smaller, beardless version of him.

!!Bucket and Mulch
->Voiced by: Tom Wilson and Tim Conway (TV series)

* [[AcheyScars Achey Bucket]]: The tightness of Bucket's bucket is usually a sign of a large storm.
* ArtificialLimbs: Mulch is missing his left hand and right leg, both replaced in the same manner as Gobber, and Bucket has lost his right hand in addition to half his brain.
* BewareTheSillyOnes: Turns out the two goofballs are just as badass as any Viking from Berk, in "View to a Skrill, Part One" they were outnumbered by Berserkers and ''still'' nearly won the fight.
* BigGuyLittleGuy: Bucket is a large rectangle of a man compared to short, spherical Mulch.
* BucketHelmet: Bucket, naturally, in contrast to his fellow Vikings. Even so, he took a mace to the head and wasn't even dazed.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Bucket, as a result of a dragon-induced traumatic brain injury that "cracked his skull". He wears a BucketHelmet and has some obvious memory and attention problems for which Mulch serves as...
* CloudcuckoolandersMinder: Mulch frequently gives the forgetful Bucket verbal prompts, and tries to find him when he wanders off.
* DemotedToExtra: seen frequently in the first season, they haven't been seen at all in the second one.
* DisabilitySuperpower: "When he (Bucket) lost half his brain...he suddenly became an artist." Not just ''any'' artist either, but the best in Berk.
* TheGuardsMustBeCrazy: Bucket is a terrible guard because [[spoiler:he didn't call for help or even calmly look inside Heather's cell before opening it and getting knocked out.]]
* HiddenDepths: Who knew that Bucket was a talented painter?
* ThoseTwoGuys: When seen apart, it's only because Bucket has wandered off.
* TrueCompanions: To Gobber and Stoick. When [[spoiler:Mildew was driving a mob against Toothless]] they stayed loyal to Stoick because he is their Chief.

!!Mildew
->Voiced by: Creator/StephenRoot (TV series)

* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Despite his ability to sway public opinion against the dragons, Mildew is widely disliked amongst the adult Vikings; so much that they collectively ''decided'' to build his house well outside of Berk proper. When they recall surviving a blizzard, his fellow townsfolk speak of him thusly:
--> '''Bucket''': It took us a week just to dig Mildew out.
--> '''Mulch''': And the rest of our lives to wonder why we bothered.
* AnimalNemesis: {{Downplayed| Trope}}. Mildew deeply resents the presence of the Dragons, and conspires to see them exiled from Berk. [[spoiler: In "Dragon Flower", he poisons them.]].
* BestialityIsDepraved: Implied as strongly as a kids' show can - the wall of his hut contains paintings of his three wives and his pet sheep, leading Hiccup to make the obvious conclusion.
* BigBad: As close as the TV series has to a main villain. Alvin the Treacherous is a bigger threat, but not around enough to count. [[spoiler: As of "We Are A Family, Part 2" Mildew has become the Evil Genius of the Outcasts which makes Alvin the true Big Bad.]]
* TheBluebeard: {{Implied|Trope}}. Mildew is thrice-widowered, and the obvious, wistful joy he takes in reminiscing about his wives' funerals is both disturbing and suspicious.
* DestroyTheEvidence: From his years of dragon hunting he has a pair of Zippleback boots and claw of a Monstrous Nightmare. He used to frame those two for some crimes and once the dragons are gone, he tossed them into the ocean.
* EvilCounterpart: to Hiccup. Both are outcasts in Berk [[spoiler: who finally managed to find their place through dragon training. Mildew just needed to become another kind of Outcast to make it work.]]
* EvilGenius: Of the Outcasts as of of the season finale. He teaches dragon training.
* EvilGloating:
** Mildew tends to this whenever he thinks he's notched a petty victory against Hiccup, though his intent is usually undermined by Hiccup's tendency to carefully consider the implications of whatever Mildew has said when trying to solve a problem.
** In "Alvin and the Outcasts," Mildew makes the mistake of prematurely gloating over Hiccup's likely capture in front of the ''much'' more-direct Astrid, who simply [[TalkToTheFist punches Mildew's lights out]] before he can alert Alvin of Hiccup's whereabouts.
* EvilOldFolks: He's the oldest person on the island is constantly plotting evilly against the kids.
* EvilPlan: Banish/kill every dragon on Berk. His rationale is that they're AlwaysChaoticEvil. Hiccup usually defeats him by proving [[AlwaysLawfulGood the opposite.]]
* FaceHeelTurn: He wasn't exactly on the side of Hiccup, but this still applies considering he is on the Outcasts' side at the end of season 1.
* GrumpyOldMan: The ill-tempered town crank who loathes the dragons and the nuisance they pose to both his property and Berk. His status is {{lampshaded}} by Gobber in "How to Start a Dragon Academy"
-->'''Gobber''': Ah, here's Mildew with the complaint o' the day.
* HeroicSacrifice: Stays behind on Outcast Island to help the group escape at the end of "We Are A Family Part 2" [[spoiler:S ubverted because he planned on staying to teach Alvin how to tame dragons]].
* {{Irony}}: [[spoiler: Berk's number one dragon hater becomes the Outcast's number one dragon trainer.]]
* JerkassHasAPoint: When introduced, Mildew is unable to sleep for the dragons tromping about on his roof, and he finds they've decimated his crops. He's entirely correct to point out the dragons' destructive potential, and that they can't be allowed to run loose and destroy property. He also does this unintentionally, since his observations of Hiccup's failures, while [[EvilGloating calculatedly mocking]], are astute enough that Hiccup inevitably uses them as a source of advice.
** {{Jerkass}}: For every other time.
* KarmaHoudini: Every time Mildew does something that would warrant severe punishment, he is able to hide the evidence or [[ManipulativeBastard manipulate things]] so that he wouldn't be directly blamed, otherwise he wouldn't be on Berk for long.
** He gets away with [[spoiler: framing the dragons and rendering the village vulnerable to attack from the Outcasts, and the only real "punishment" he suffers is the dragons earning their way back into the village.]] Stoick is suspicious, however, and Hiccup makes it clear he'll be watching.
** Subverted beautifully for Mildew in "Dragon Flower" where it looks like he was going to get away with [[spoiler: trying to poison and kill the dragons]], but starts suffering [[AmusingInjuries amusing injuries one after another]] near the end. The only thing more appropriate would have been exile. Not only that, but he is on Stoick's bad side for his actions, who is now aware he is trying to do any act to get rid of the Dragons.
** As of "When Lightning Strikes" Tuffnut and Snotlout came up with a way to get him back for turning the town on Toothless in that episode: put a stature of Thor that is essentially a giant lightning rod right outside his front door. He gets zapped right before the credits.
* LeanAndMean: Mildew is notably the wiriest of all the adult Vikings, with a reputation as a sourpuss.
* MotiveDecay: His motive has downgraded from driving the dragons out of Berk to getting rid of Hiccup and Toothless. [[spoiler: By the end of the first season his motives have decayed to the point that he is willing to abandon his home and side with someone who himself wants to train dragons, JUST to prove he is superior to Hiccup. His speech about outsmarting Hiccup is full of pride and glee; the previous times Hiccup has beaten him have really gotten to him).]]
* NonHumanSidekick: His pet sheep, Fungus.
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: Started out as more of an annoyance than an actual threat, but as the series continues, he's been getting more and more heinous in his actions. [[spoiler:He comes dangerously close to getting them banished and then tries to outright ''kill'' them with poisonous flowers.]] Then comes the "We Are a Family" two-parter, where he [[spoiler:betrays Berk and tricks Hiccup into teaching him how to train dragons so he can pass the knowledge onto Alvin]].
* PickOnSomeoneYourOwnSize: Even when he feels he's gotten his way, Mildew doesn't hesitate to personally antagonize the Viking teenagers, especially Hiccup.
* RetiredBadass: Mildew uses a [[BladeOnAStick large glaive]] decorated with several dragons' teeth as a walking staff, and his home is decorated with a painting of him delivering a CoupDeGrace to a dragon, a mounted dragon skull, several weapons and other dragon-related {{Battle Troph|y}}ies.
* TheSocialExpert: He displays several of these traits, most of them the very reasons he can be threatening, primarily to avoid being expelled from the Island or just antagonizing Hiccup. "When Lightning Strikes" shows he is fully capable of downright exploiting the irrationality and fear of the residents against Toothless to a frightening effect. This almost got Toothless boarded on a boat to nowhere that Stoick was unable to stop because of the panic everybody was in.
* StaffOfAuthority: He likes waving his spear about when fear mongering or some other plan to get rid of dragons.
* VillainDecay: Inverted. He becomes increasingly more dangerous as the series progresses. From [[spoiler: getting the dragons expelled for awhile, to nearly killing them with poison, to manipulating a crowd against Hiccup and Stoick. Then he defects to the Outcasts and becomes Alvin's dragon trainer.]]
* VillainTeamUp: Sides with the Outcasts to capture Hiccup and Toothless. Then he tricks Hiccup into teaching him how to train dragons while pretending to have been betrayed by them, allowing him to teach Alvin after he is "captured" during Hiccup's escape.

!!Valka
->Voiced by: Creator/CateBlanchett

A new character appearing in ''How to Train Your Dragon 2'', [[spoiler:and Hiccup's long-lost mother.]]

* BadassFamily: She's Stoick's wife and seems to have tamed hundreds of dragons. Her son takes after her.
* TheBeastmaster: She has been training and guarding an entire secret island of dragons.
* BraidsOfAction: Wears her hair in a long single braid.
* FreudianTrio: With [[spoiler: her husband, Stoick and son, Hiccup. She is the Id to her husband's Ego and son's Superego.]]
* MissingMom: Or at least was missing for a very long time.
* [[RaisedByWolves Raised By Dragons]]: She is mentioned to be "feral" by the creators, having lived with dragons as her only company for about fifteen years. She easily crawls on all fours and gives commands with body language rather than speaking.
* RapunzelHair: Her single braid reaches to her waist.
* SignificantGreenEyedRedhead
* WalkingSpoiler

!!The Outcasts

!!Savage
->Voiced by: Paul Rugg

* BadassMustache: He's beardless so it's that much more notacible.
%%* DeadpanSnarker: Has his moments
* TheDragon: The head minion to Alvin.
* GenreSavvy: As shown in "The Iron Gronckle" when he finds something bigger than what was supposed to be there with only him and two goons...
--> '''Savage:''' Let's not stick around to find out what it is!
* MeaningfulName: He's an evil barbarian who delights in the misfortune of others. He was looking foward to [[spoiler: Heather's]] YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness fate.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast
* YesMan: He has learned very quickly that disagreeing with Alvin, unless one has absolute proof Alvin is wrong, is a very poor career choice.

!!Heather
->Voiced by: Creator/MaeWhitman

A girl that washes up on the beach of Berk and is taken in by Hiccup. [[spoiler: She's a spy for Alvin to learn the secrets of dragon taming. She does this because Alvin has her parents.]]

* AntiVillain: Type IV, she isn't actually evil at all.
* ApologeticAttacker: [[spoiler:She apologized to Bucket after knocking him out to escape.]]
* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:Comes in riding Stormfly to save the group from Alvin.]]
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Subverted: she's a sheep acting like a bitch acting like a sheep.
* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: Says her parents aren't with her because they died in a pirate attack. [[spoiler:Turns out, [[IHaveYourWife they were being held hostage by Alvin]] to force her to be TheMole.]]
* CryingWolf: No one believes her when she says Alvin had her parents because of her stealing the book.
* GenreSavvy: [[spoiler: While she charms the males into revealing bits and pieces of info about their dragons, she heads straight to the book when gaining intelligence on the Deadly Nadder because she knows that Astrid wouldn't divulge information. Of course Astrid expected that.]]
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Saves the Berk crew at the end of her two-parter.]]
* HelloNurse: Shortly after meeting the Dragon Academy she has all the boys drooling over her.
* HoneyPot: [[spoiler:Her mission from Alvin is to charm the boys and learn about dragons from them.]]
* [[IHaveYourWife I Have Your Parents]]: Alvin threatened to kill her parents unless she did as he said.
* TheIngenue: Sweet and innocent [[spoiler: [[BitchInSheepsClothing and playing the boys for suckers by pretending to be so.]] Astrid calls her on the 'innocent routine'.]]
* TheMole: A spy planted by Alvin to learn about dragon training.
* TastesLikeFriendship: Stormfly is particularly friendly when Heather feeds her chicken. Astrid is not amused.
* TheVamp: [[spoiler:G-rated version; she only flatters.]]


!!The Berserkers

!!Dagur the Deranged
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->Voiced by: David Faustino

The leader of the Berserker tribe, taking control from his father Oswald the Agreeable, and, it is implied, killing him. Now, Dagur seeks war where he can find it and Berk was barely able to keep the peace.

* AntagonisticOffspring: Implied to have been this offscreen for his dad before murdering him.
* AxCrazy: He's known to have done several really cruel things to some of the Vikings teens, such as locking Fishlegs in a cage for three days and using Hiccup as a knife-throwing target. This is more apparent when arrives. He later tries to behead half of the twins' Zippleback and in "The Night and The Fury" he is actively hunting dragons.
* {{Badass}}: Fought Alvin one-on-one and held his own. While Alvin did get the upper-hand eventually, that's pretty impressive against a guy who can match Stoick.
* BadBoss: If his behavior in "A View to a Skrill" means anything, he is this to the tribe given he nonchalantly threw one of his soldiers off the boat for disagreeing with his order and [[BlackComedy continuously did so several more times when he got back on it]].
* BigBad: As of "A View to a Skrill", he has seemingly killed Alvin and usurped control of the Outcasts.
* BloodKnight: He is eager to fight and by ''eager' we mean "looking for any excuse to declare war". He brought an armada with him just in case, and claims there's fifty thousand soldiers in it. He also brought the Armada to hunt dragons on Dragon Island later on.
* BrokenPedestal: Of a very strange sort with Hiccup. After "Twinsanity" where [[spoiler:he sees Hiccup fighting "a Night Fury", he comes to see Hiccup as this awesome Viking who succeeded against something no Viking had ever before won.]] When they meet in "The Night and the Fury" he wants to [[spoiler:kill a Night Fury together with Hiccup, going so far as to call Hiccup his "brother."]] Upon learning [[spoiler:Hiccup had deceived him and was no longer killing dragons but training them,]] he goes back to hating Hiccup but [[ItsPersonal on a more personal level.]]
* TheCaligula: They don't call him "Dagur the Deranged" for nothing.
* DirtyCoward: He never goes anywhere without the Berserker armada close at hand. [[spoiler: In the season two finale, he begs Hiccup for help when Alvin captures him.]]
* EvilCounterpart: To Hiccup. They are both sons of viking chiefs, but while Hiccup is intelligent and compassionate, Dagur is dimwited and brutish. While Hiccup respects his father and seeks to earn his approval, Dagur utterly despised his father (to the point of supposedly killing him) and often insults his memory.
** Considers Hiccup to be very similar to himself.
* EvilLaugh: He tends to have long, slightly creepy laughs. Considering his mental state, he might be considered LaughingMad.
* EvilPlan: He thinks Berk is hiding an army of dragons; he wants to find it for a pretex of declaring war on Berk.
* {{Expy}}: He is a viking version of [[IronManArmoredAdventures Justin Hammer]]. They are the opposite to the main character, took over his father's tribe/business, and both are heavily implied to have killed their father to gain it. Oh yeah, and they are both AxCrazy [[PsychopathicManchild Psychopathic Manchildren]].
* FieryRedhead: Brief shots of the braid sticking out from under his helmet show he has red-ish hair.
* HairTriggerTemper: Very quick to anger.
* HornyVikings: His helmet could make {{ComicBook/Loki}} envious.
* InLoveWithYourCarnage: Somewhat. He mentioned to Hiccup that he couldn't stop thinking about him and how well he handled Toothless (thinking it was a wild Night Fury) and mentions how he thinks he should kill Stoick to become chief, before getting pissed when he learned the truth.
* JabbaTableManners: Subverted in that he despises people who smack their lips while eating, and threatens to remove Tuffnut's legs for doing so. The only reason he doesn't is because Tuffnut impresses him with a poem.
* {{Jerkass}}: The guy is one enormous prick that also is ''extremely'' unhinged, to put it mildly.
* KnifeNut: Finds enjoyment in throwing knives at Hiccup. [[HyperspaceArsenal Throws a Hel ton of them at Hiccup]] in ''The Night and the Fury''
* MysteriousInformant: Might have one of these since he knew about the domesticated dragons.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: In a ''stark'' contrast to his father.
* NeverSpeakIllOfTheDead: Stoick was close to flipping out and murdering him because he was constantly berating his father, even under the threat of a war. Considering he was seeking war, and his surprising amount of intellect, it was likely on purpose.
* PretextForWar: His goal is to find one, just for the sake of war.
** As of "The Night and The Fury", [[spoiler: he has it now that he knows that Berk has dragons.]]
* SelfMadeOrphan: It's heavily implied that he killed his father, as he says he "retired," repeatedly refers to him in the past tense, and (most tellingly) does a mock impression of his father cowering while telling Dagur to put down the axe.
** Implied no more in "The Night and The Fury" where he mentions 'disposing' his father and being willing to do so to Stoick so Hiccup could take control.
* SmarterThanYouLook: For an AxCrazy [[TheCaligula Caligula]], his conversation with Hiccup shows that Dagur might be more savvy than his sociopathic tendencies would suggest.
* TheSociopath: Even though The Berserkers are mentioned to be psychotic in battle, they're all well-mannered compared to this guy.
* TeensAreMonsters: He appears to be a teenager, is batshit insane, is known to have been rude to Hiccup and others, and is implied to have killed his father.
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: Gives this order [[spoiler:about Hiccup after the events of "The Night and the Fury."]]
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [[spoiler: It's unknown what Alvin did to him in the Season 2 finale.]]

!!Oswald The Agreeable

The previous leader of The Berserkers, and Dagur's father. In the past, he made a peace treaty with Berk that had been upheld for over fifty years. While liked by Berk, his power was respected and Berk takes steps to make it clear that they were not doing anything to threaten them. However, before the latest treaty signing, it is implied Oswald died of unspecified circumstances, and either way his son Dagur took command of the tribe.

* ExtremeDoormat / NiceGuy: Dagur believes he was the former, while Berk considers him the latter.
* NamesToTrustImmediately: What's not to like about a guy whose epitaph is 'the Agreeable'?
* PosthumousCharacter: Implied in "Twinsanity" and then confirmed in "The Night and The Fury", with Dagur discussing how he and Hiccup both had 'fathers who had to be disposed of so they could rule'.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Stoick thought he was a great leader and got extremely ticked off anytime Dagur insulted him.


!!Dragons

!!Thornado

* {{Badass}}: It is said to get its power from Thor himself. This is an exaggeration but it's easy to see how the legend started. He easily dodged one of Toothless' fire blasts.
* BirdsOfAFeather: Big and strong and stubborn, just like its rider.
* DemotedToExtra: Other than his introduction episode he's had only minor parts. More notable in that he is the Chief's dragon and yet we only see Toothless eating near the family table. Even if he doesn't fit inside the house (his mouth is wider than Stoick's body) you would still expect him to pop up more. [[spoiler:Then he gets PutOnABus to protect some adolescent Thunderdrums on Dragon Island.]]
* FireForgedFriends: Bonded with Stoick by fighting off a horde of wild boars.
* MeaningfulName: Blending 'Thor' because of Thunderdrom's legendary connection to the lightning god and 'tornado' because of its strength.
* PapaWolf: To a group of adolescent Thunderdrums in "Bing! Bang! Boom!", so much so that [[spoiler:Stoick ultimately sets Thornado free to protect them on Dragon Island.]]
* SmallNameBigEgo: Stoick recited the legend about Thunderdroms in front of it and now "it won't answer to anything else" than Thornado.
* [[SmarterThanYouLook Smarter Than It Looks]]: His design is even more ridiculous and exagerrated than most of the other dragons, and when you see him going straight at Toothless with his mouth ''wide open'', you expect him to suffer the same fate as one Terrible Terror in the movie. Except that he dodges Toothless' blast and immediately goes back into the water, where he can hide and pull surprise attacks on the Vikings.
** He [[FridgeBrilliance Doesn't even have the ability to fall for that fate]] given [[MakeMeWannaShout his unique breath weapon]].

!!Meatlug

* {{Acrofatic}}: Rather subtle in that Meatlug can keep up with the group despite her appearance and the fact the rider is Fishlegs; she is also pretty agile in combat too. Her short wings and it's hover ability also make her far more resistant against strong winds than normal dragons with large wings.
* BruiserWithASoftCenter: Fishlegs mentions several times that she is as much a sweetheart as she is a hitter.
* ExtremeOmnivore: Gronckles can eat rocks and regurgitate them as flaming boulders. Meatlug and Fishlegs have trained so she can do this in combat by catching catapulted enemy boulders ''in her mouth'' and sending them back.
* {{Fartillery}}: Can stun a [[spoiler:whispering death]] that was coming at her backside.
* GentleGiant: She's about as sensitive and sweet-natured as a flying tank can get.
* PlatonicLifePartners: Has the closest relationship with her rider, after Toothless.
* TookALevelInBadass [=/=] TookALevelInKindness: At the start of the movie, she was just as angry and Viking-hating as most dragons. In the season 1 finale [[spoiler:she acts to defend a bound Hiccup and Toothless without any order or request from Fishlegs.]]


!!Barf and Belch
* {{Expy}}: Of the fact that Ruffnutt and Tuffnutt are twins. Barf and Belch even mirror some of their fights.
* OrganAutonomy: Ruffnutt and Tuffnutt know if they're on the wrong head. They also hug each head separately when bidding goodbye at one point.
* StuffBlowingUp: The heads together have the highest firepower of the main five.
* TookALevelInBadass [=/=] TookALevelInKindness: At the start of the movie, they were just as angry and Viking-hating as most dragons. In the season 1 finale [[spoiler:they act to defend a bound Hiccup and Toothless without any order or request from the twins.]]
* UndyingLoyalty: Barf and Belch will try it's best to follow ''all'' of the twins commands, even if the commands contradict each other and force the dragon into a stall.
* WonderTwinPowers: Separately, the heads aren't as dangerous since the gas is merely an annoyance and the spark isn't powerful. Together, they can create huge detonations.

!!Academy Terrible Terrors

A group of Terrible Terrors trained by the riders on a bet made by Fishlegs and Snotlout.

Hiccup's Terror, Sharpshot, a loyal little dragon trained to shoot with impressive accuracy.\\
Astrid's Terror, a StealthExpert.\\
Fishlegs's Terror, Iggy, which he trained to fetch objects by cue cards.\\
Snotlout's Terror, which he "trained" to bite things (mostly himself) and be nearly impossible to remove once it does.\\
Ruffnut and Tuffnut's twin Terrors, Butt and Head, which they trained to run into each other.

* ChekhovsGun: All their unique skills came in handy for rescuing Meatlug from the Outcasts.
* EarlyBirdCameo: Each of the Terrors uses a model that was seen around Berk before. For example, Snotlout's was the one that was knocked out by Gobber's stench.
* InstantMessengerPigeon: Fishlegs and Hiccup train their Terrors to be this.
* MythologyGag: Hiccup's Terror, Sharpshot, matches up closely with Book!Toothless as Toothless' species in the books were the source for Terrible Terrors.

!!Torch
->First introduced in "The Terrible Twos"

Originally a baby Typhoomerang (a then-unknown dragon species) that Hiccup discovers, he eventually returns to his mother after a short misunderstanding. He later returns in "Zippleback Down", fully grown.

* TheBusCameBack: In "Zippleback Down".
* {{Flashback}}: How his true identity is revealed in "Zippleback Down".
* GiganticAdultsTinyBabies: When he was young, he was Terrible Terror-size. As an adult, he is larger than any academy dragon by two easily.
* [[ShesAllGrownUp He's All Grown Up]]: In "Zippleback Down".
* SiblingRivalry: Torch and Toothless can't stand one another. In "The Terrible Twos", Toothless resented Torch due to how much attention Hiccup was giving him. It got worse when he found out that his mother was looking for Torch, to which Hiccup mistook Toothless as hating him. However once Torch returned in "Zippleback Down", their rivalry seemed to have watered down, but only too where Torch will save Toothless if necessary. They will still batter fiercely while in the prescence of Hiccup.
* TookALevelInBadass: With growing to adult size, Torch can carry three of the teens, Barf and Belch, and Toothless with ease. His firepower has increased as well.

!!Screaming Death
->Introduced: "Tunnel Vision"
An offshoot of the Whispering Death, the Screaming Death is five times the size and proportionately dangerous. It gets its name from its dragon-disorienting scream, specifically coined by Tuffnut. [[NothingIsScarier And this dragon is a complete unknown, with no entry into the Book of Dragons.]]

* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: Has the command over several Whispering Deaths and pretty much hands Berk its ass on a silver platter without so much as trying.
* {{Badass}}: Its a variant of the Whispering Death doing a Green Death impersonation; what do you expect?
* BrownNote: Its scream causes other dragons to become disoriented while commanding the loyalty of the smaller Whispering Death.
* [[PersonOfMassDestruction Dragon of Mass Destruction]]: Can basically cave in and sink '''islands''' without breaking a sweat.
* TheDreaded: In his second appearance, Astrid is ''terrified'' of it.
* [[EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas Even Giant Dragons Love Their Mothers]]: The motivation for his rampage throughout the season.
* EvilAlbino: Every bit as hostile as Whispering Death, but much larger.
* {{Expy}}: To the Red Death. Their names are similar, it has several dragons under its command, is quite large, can shrug off everything, and are antagonists.
* {{Foil}}: To Toothless. While Toothless is DarkIsNotEvil and has a rider, The Screaming Death invokes LightIsNotGood, has no rider, and commands its own dragons.
* GiantMook: It's a larger version of the Whispering Death.
* HeelFaceTurn: Somewhat. Just not antagonistic anymore.
* TheJuggernaut: Even the Green Death flinched at Toothless' Plasma Blasts.
* LargeAndInCharge: Its larger than its relatives and commands their loyalty.
* LightningBruiser: Very fast and agile, can fire like a machine gun, and shrugs off ''everything''.
* LightIsNotGood: A pure-white dragon that is downright vicious.
* MadeOfIron: Rams headfirst through a bunch of rock pillars and then headlong into a giant rock formation, the latter only managing to knock it out for a few seconds. The collapsing rock face damaged its much more fragile wings, however, but it wasn't going to let it stop him.
** As it gets bigger, it even no sells the types of rock formations that almost got it killed in its first appearance and causes them to shatter into enough pieces it does not have to worry about its wings. It also takes the combined attacks of at least twenty dragons and shows no wear or tear from repeated spine attacks, fireballs, and being rammed by Gronckles.
* MakeMeWannaShout: The aforementioned BrownNote, disorienting dragons mid-flight while it screams. But fortunately, it does not cause sonic booms like the Thunderdrum.
* MoreDakka: The Screaming Death shoots fireballs like a machine gun.
* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily: Similar to the Whispering Death, but it doesn't have the Langolier-like mouth.
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* SmarterThanYouLook: Lampshaded by Hiccup when it realizes it was being distiracted from destroying Dragon Island.
* SpikeShooter: Just like the Whispering Death, except they're spikes the size of spears.
* TookALevelInBadass: If it wasn't bad enough, it ends up bigger and near-invincible in its second appearance.
* TunnelKing: Just like its smaller counterparts.
** Except as it grows, its capable of bringing down entire ''islands'' from its tunneling.
* WeakenedByTheLight: Played with. Despite being albino, it is attracted to light, instead of retreating from it. But, as Hiccup figures out...
--> "Attracted to the light? That can be a weakness, too!"
** [[ItOnlyWorksOnce Subverted when it returns]], however, as it no longer is attracted to the light, or at least learned to ignore it.
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[[folder:Dragon Species]]
* AllThereInTheManual: The Book of Dragons is this.
** In one the shorts, The Book of Dragons, we learn about several more dragons. Some have appeared in the show proper, others, like the Snaptrapper and Timberjack, haven't.
** {{Foreshadowing}} / EarlyBirdCameo: A lot of times, dragons that are shown or mentioned in the book pop up later in shorts of the television series itself.
* BreathWeapon: Almost all dragon species have them, and most commonly they breath fire, which is created by expelling a flammable gas and then igniting it with sparks from a mechanism in the mouth/throat. Certain species have more unique weapons, though.
* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily: Generally, the bigger the head the more teeth it has. The current kings, however, are the Whispering Death (which has six rows of teeth that can rotate like a rock-cutter) and the Snaptrapper (which has four heads, each of which has three toothy jaws).
* PredatorsAreMean: There's a certain invocation of this. Canonically, all of the "friendly" species of dragon are piscovores (fish-eaters) and have no interest in animal flesh. Those few that explicitly or implicitly do eat non-fish meat, however, have been villains -- first the Whispering Death, and then the Flightmare, who explicitly eats humans to boot.
* UnreliableNarrator: Several facts about the book are shown to be wrong, including that the Scauldron DOES have venom ("Dragon Flower"), and in regards to some dragon types it knows nothing (case in point: Night Furies).

!!Terrible Terror
->Introduced: the ''HowToTrainYourDragon'' movie.
Small Stoker class dragons, Terrible Terrors may be small but they are no less dangerous than their larger kin amongst the dragons.

* InstantMessengerPigeon: Hiccup and Fishlegs turn them into this in "Appetite for Destruction".
* KillerRabbit: They are about the size of a medium-sized cat. That won't stop them from attacking larger foes. The fact that, according to the Book of Dragons short, they're social dragons who tend to hang out in dozens-strong packs, makes them even more dangerous.
* MythologyGag: They look just like the book's version of Toothless.
* PintsizedPowerhouse: Like all dragons, it is stronger than its size implies.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Especially when one sleeps next to Hiccup because he gave the dragon a fish.
* TeamPet: Due to its size, there's no one small enough to ride one. That doesn't mean they aren't liked all the same. "Worst in Show" has the riders each adopting one in a competition to see who the best trainer is. No one wins since they get distracted by an attack from Alvin.
** Hiccup and Fishlegs have plans to use them as carrier pigeons to deliver messages to Berk from far away, calling it "Air Mail".
* ZergRush: While vicious on its own, a single Terrible Terror is not too much of a threat. But they are social creatures and tend to work in packs.

!!Hideous Zippleback
->Introduced: the ''HowToTrainYourDragon'' movie.
The iconic Fear Class dragon, this two-headed dragon exemplifies the bizarre nature of its class with its two heads which must work in tandem to be dangerous. One head breathes the gas, the other lights it, resulting in major explosions. The gas itself is also dangerous, but only with long term exposure.

* KnockoutGas: The gas emitted by the right head can be this; after all, breathing flammable gas is never a good thing.
* MultipleHeadCase: Inverted in that the two heads work together quite well, with one providing flammable gas, and the other a pilot light.
* MultipleTailedBeast: Two heads means two tails.
* OrganAutonomy: The two heads of a Hideous Zippleback are distinct and do not share each other's thoughts. If the heads start arguing, the dragon can stall out, leaving it vulnerable to attack.
* StuffBlowingUp: Zipplebacks can create explosions when one head breathes gas and the other head generates sparks that ignite it.
* WeaksauceWeakness: Throw a bucket of water onto the head that sparks the gas and it is unable to light its gas. That said, finding the right head is the trick.

!!Gronckle
->Introduced: the ''HowToTrainYourDragon'' movie.
The iconic Boulder Class dragon, Gronckles are relatively small and sluggish dragons, but extremely tough and strong.

* DumbMuscle: Gronckles are generally lazy and easygoing, but rouse them, and they're as temperamental and direct as an angry rhino.
* ExtremeOmnivore: It can eat rocks. And its BreathWeapon depends on this fact.
* LimitBreak: In the movie, it is stated they only have enough fuel for six shots. Meatlug and other Gronckles can be seen firing more shots during the series.
* MagmaMan: The Gronckle is one of the few dragons that doesn't directly produce flame. Instead, it gobbles up rocks and mouthfuls of soil and then heats them to a molten state inside its belly. This superheated rock is then spat out at targets as distinctive fireballs.
** With the right rock, it can also produce Gronckle iron, a lightweight metal that is tougher than period iron and excellent for weapon and armor crafting. Though whether it's a real material under a different name or not is unspecified.
* MightyGlacier: The slowest of the rider-sized dragons, but tough and its magma attack is pretty powerful.
** It can even stagger a Screaming Death simply by ramming into it and keeps coming back for more!
* MixAndMatchCritters: The Gronckle looks like a cross between a bulldog, a bumblebee, and a toad.
* MundaneUtility: Amongst the dragons, Gronckles have the most of this. They can hover in place, they can ingest rocks to make materials (for example, with sandstone they can make glass), and can carry significant loads while flying.

!!Deadly Nadder
->Introduced: the ''HowToTrainYourDragon'' movie.
The Deadly Nadder is the iconic Sharp Class dragon, a category of dragons distinguished by their natural arsenal of spines. Amongst the most avian-looking dragons, these vainglorious dragons spend much of their time preening themselves.

* AttackItsWeakPoint: The primary weak point of the Deadly Nadder is the blind spot in front of its head. To correct for this, it will attack anything that even gently touches the nose or hears something it cannot see. As Gobber said, "Blind spot, yes. Deaf spot ... not so much." That said, trainers who build up strong rapports with their Nadders are allowed to touch them there.
* FragileSpeedster: They are capable of matching speed with a Night Fury if raised properly.
* TheFightingNarcissist: Deadly Nadders are extremely vain, evidenced by the generous amounts of time spent preening themselves.
* PirateParrot: Deadly Nadders resemble crested parrots rather than the traditional lizard, with rounded beak-like heads, bright scales resembling tropical plumage, and lack of forearms.
* SpikeShooter: Deadly Nadders can shoot spikes from their tail with frightful accuracy.

!!Monstrous Nightmare
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->Introduced: the ''HowToTrainYourDragon'' movie.
The iconic Stoker Class dragon, Monstrous Nightmares are the largest of the common dragons and well-known for their violent streak and their copious firepower.

* BloodKnight: It was said in the DVD commentary that even though all the dragons will fight, the Monstrous Nightmare fights simply for the joy of fighting.
* BossInMookClothing: Stated to be one of the strongest dragons, but they are also quite common to see.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: In the TV series, at least, this seems to be the most effective method to earn their friendship. In the film, Hiccup is able to tame one with far less effort.
* IncendiaryExponent: Monstrous Nightmares attack after ''setting themselves on fire''.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Most dragons have these, but theirs is a particularly extreme example.
* SuperSpit: AllThereInTheManual sources state it coats itself with flammable spit, which is how it lights itself on fire.
* WreathedInFlames: Once on fire.

!!Night Fury
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->Introduced: the ''HowToTrainYourDragon'' movie.
The [[RedBaron Unholy Offspring of Lightning and Death]] itself, Night Furies are fast, stealthy, and hit with enough firepower to blow the tops of catapult towers into cinders. They are the most feared dragons amongst the ranks of the Vikings. They belong to the Strike class of dragon, emphasizing the classification's hard hitting firepower and speed.

* AlwaysAccurateAttack: Their plasma blasts were described by Hiccup in the movie to "never miss", which was backed up in that almost all of their attacks (in the film) hit their mark.
* {{Badass}}: The fact they strike pure terror in a culture full of boisterous dragon-slaying vikings is any indication, they are this big time.
* TheDreaded: Vikings will gladly fight any of the other dragons, even ones that can swallow them whole, and have a long and impressive list of kills. If this one's screech is even heard? They run for cover screaming "NIGHT FURY! GET DOWN!".
** So much so that it was the only dragon listed where Vikings are advised to not even ''attempt'' to fight it.
* FragileSpeedster / GlassCannon: Night Furies are scary and tough like all dragons and have top speed and have a BreathWeapon strong enough to severely damage giant dragons, but compared to other dragons they lack brute strength as Toothless could not handle carrying Stoick.
** Subverted in that [[spoiler: Toothless fought off a nightmare three times his size to protect Hiccup]].
* InformedAbility: In the tie-in ads and ''Defenders of Berk'', it is mentioned that Night Furies only have six shots, similar to Gronckles. Toothless regularly fires dozens of shots in a fight.
* LightningBruiser: They're called the unholy offspring of ''lightning'' and death.
* MakeMeWannaShout: Rare non-lethal variant (so far). "We Are a Family" reveals that they can use echolocation.
* MetalSlime: Toothless is the only known Night Fury encountered so far, indicating either LastOfItsKind or their extreme rarity.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Both its name and the RedBaron invoke this in the Vikings.
* NocturnalMooks: Their coloring and fighting approach indicates that this is invoked.
* NothingIsScarier: Extremely. Due to their rarity and almost never being seen, with the only known bit is how they are nocturnal and have an attack that is a WaveMotionGun, Berk's residents were terrified of them.
* TheQuietOne: They are silent compared to most other dragons. Combined this with their firepower, speed, and camoflague, they are nightmarish when the sky is dark. This one of the reasons the Vikings are downright scared of these dragons in particular because you won't hear or know their presence until [[OhCrap the moment of attack]].
* RedBaron: "The unholy offspring of lightning and death". In fact, the Night Fury is the ''only'' dragon in the movie to get a RedBaron like title.
* ShockAndAwe: Interesting that their [[BreathWeapon dragon fire]] seems to give off this more than PlayingWithFire. Also, if the battle with the Red Death in the movie is to go by, they have a concentrated blast so powerful they can topple the most [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever gargantuan of dragons]].
* SuperSenses: They can echolocate much as bats and some birds can, enabling them to maneuver in complete darkness and helping explain their accuracy when attacking at night.
* SuperSpeed: One of the fastest breeds of dragons. Only the Red Death is known to have matched or exceeded its speed, and Stormfly (a Nadder) only gets close because of Astrid's training and care.
* WaveMotionGun: Their plasma blasts can do ''serious'' damage, toppling things like the Red Death or sinking ships in one hit.
* YouAreAlreadyDead: The Book of Dragons mentions that if you encounter one, you are pretty much already screwed.

!!Boneknapper
->Introduced: "Legend of the Boneknapper Dragon"
A large Mystery Class dragon, Boneknappers earn their moniker due to their macabre habit of assembling an armor of dragon bones to shield their bodies.

* ArchEnemy: To Gobber, [[CollectorOfTheStrange until it's revealed why]].
* CollectorOfTheStrange: It collects the bones of other dragons and wears them like armor.
* {{Determinator}}: The Boneknapper that was Gobber's rival in the short. Its lifelong feud with Gobber has lasted for what can only be described as decades between the two. Even after being attacked by a Hammerheaded Whale and Yak being sent by Thor, not only did the dragon survive, but it continued to hunt Gobber until it got what it wanted.
* ElementalArmor: The dragon bones it covers its body with qualify as this.
* HeelFaceTurn: Once a Boneknapper gets all its bones, they become incredible docile. Best described by Gobber:
-->'''Gobber''': You give a [=BoneKnapper=] whatever it's looking for and it's just like an overgrown puppy dog.
* MakeMeWannaShout: Gains this ability once it has every bone it needs. Although it's not as strong as the Thunderdrum's persay.
* ScaryImpracticalArmor: Zigzagged with the Boneknapper's shell of dragon bones, which seems to be quite practical and is intended mostly to be scary.
* TheVoiceless: Unless it has every bone it needs for its armor, Boneknappers can't roar.

!!Typhoomerang
->Introduced: "The Terrible Twos" First appearance of a dragon not from the movie.

* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: Its main way of breathing fire.
* {{Expy}}: To the Timberjack, according to fans of the show.
* RingOfFire: They hunt by surrounding their prey with fire.
* SeldomSeenSpecies: A small number of them reside in the forests outside Berk but despite this, no-one had ever seen one prior to the series (And they have only appeared in two episodes so far). Their home island is revealed in "The Eel Effect": they are native to Eel Island as they can eat eels without getting horrifically sick (in fact, they use it as fuel for their BreathWeapon).
* SuperSpeed: It can get a speed boost by igniting itself like a Catherine Wheel firework.
* WreathedInFlames: As noted, this is the catalyst for its Super Speed. Not only does this make it fly faster, it also turns it into an airborne, spinning saw blade.

!!Thunderdrum
->Introduced: "How To Pick Your Dragon".
One of the two Tidal Class dragons known in the series, Thunderdrums are large, frog-like dragons who spend most of their time in the water.

* {{Badass}}: It's able to dodge Toothless's plasma blasts, and Toothless fires several times faster than any other fire-breathing dragon. It is also said to get its power from Thor itself, but that is more of an exaggeration. It is also able to plow right through solid rock without a scratch in a manner reminiscent of the Red Death.
* EarlyBirdCameo: Its first "appearance" is as a drawing in the Dragon Manual in the film. It isn't properly introduced until the show.
* FlyingSeafoodSpecial: Its introduction has it switching from swimming expertly underwater to a flying LightningBruiser. TheOtherWiki confirms that it is at least semi-amphibious.
* MakeMeWannaShout: It has a sonic scream, though its ability to scream someone's head clean off (as Hiccup narrated in the film) seems to have been an exaggeration, or not shown due to violence restrictions. It can, however, shatter reinforced wood and rock. This makes it one of the two dragons confirmed as not having fire-based {{breath weapon}}s.
* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily: Its mouth is all fangs and its head is wide enough to hold Stoick the Vast comfortably.
* PrehensileTail: It uses its tail to grab Stoick and drag him under without leaving the water itself.

!!Fireworm Dragons
->Introduced: "Portrait of Hiccup as a Buff Young Man".
Small Stoker Class dragons, Fireworms are lizard-sized and lizard-like dragons that rely on their fiery skin to shield them from bigger enemies. They swarm in large numbers. Their Queen, however, is massive and can breathe fire like regular dragons.

* BreathWeapon: The little ones don't seem to have it, but the Queen does.
* IncendiaryExponent: Said to burn with the heat of the sun.
* LargeAndInCharge: The Fireworm Queen is larger than most regular dragons, about halfway between the Monstrous Nightmare and the Screaming Death.
* MamaBear: Do not mess with the Queen's nest if you want to live.
* VertebrateWithExtraLimbs: They have five pairs of legs.

!!Scauldron
->Introduced: "Dragon Flower".
A large Tidal Class dragon that lives almost entirely out to sea; it's unclear if it can even fly any more. Spends most of its time underwater and so is rarely a threat unless it takes a hankering to a netload of fish, or decides to get territorial around a ship.

* EarlyBirdCameo: Its first "appearance" is as a drawing in the Dragon Manual in the film. It isn't properly introduced until the show.
* KillItWithWater: As an aquatic dragon, its BreathWeapon is based on swallowing liters of water and heating them to boiling inside its belly, allowing it to spray targets with powerful geysers of searing water. As with the Thunderdrum above, the book embellishes this ability; the water may be hot, but it's certainly not as dangerous as the book would have one believe, given how easily the attack is blocked.
* PoisonousPerson: If it eats the right kind of flowers (which are deadly to other dragons), it becomes one of these. This also makes its venom a good cure for the poison in the flowers.

!!Whispering Death
->Introduced: "What Flies Beneath".
A rare and deadly member of the Boulder Class, the Whispering Death is a subterranean species of dragon that uses its wide mouth, spike-covered sinuous body, and six rows of rotating teeth to bore through the ground and come up from below when pursuing prey.

* {{Badass}}: The first one that appears is the ArchEnemy Of Toothless and [[NoSell No Sells]] Thornado's sonic scream
* BlankWhiteEyes: Though it isn't blind.
* DarkIsEvil: The scariest looking dragon seen so far has also been the nastiest, with the first one harrassing the entire village of Berk, including eating several livestock, out of a feud with Toothless and the second one [[spoiler: ending up as the mount of Alvin the Treacherous]].
** However, his is shown to be subverted later in the series. When it's shown that [[DarkIsNotEvil there not all bad after all]].
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: They have rotating jaws and their tails move in a circular motion while in flight.
* FlyingSeafoodSpecial: Thematically invoked; despite being a mostly subterranean creature, the Whispering Death is still quite capable of flight.
* LeanAndMean: They're the archetypal 'villain' dragons, with long, limbless, eel-like bodies.
* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily: Six rows of rotating teeth. Between this, their oversized, ball-like heads, and their hostility, they're basically a draconic [[TheLangoliers Langolier]].
* SpikeShooter: Like the Deadly Nadder, only from virtually every point on its body.
* TunnelKing: This is its signature ability and mode of travel.
* WeakenedByTheLight: They retreat from direct sunlight, though even mild cloud cover is sufficient for them to go outside.

!!Smothering Smokebreath
->Introduced: "Breakneck Bog"
Small Mystery Class dragons that dwell in isolated regions. They produce thick clouds of smoke and use this as camouflage.

* TheCollector: They collect any metal items encountered, which they then meld together to build their nests. Justified, as they're rather small in size and use those nests to protect themselves from attacks by larger dragons.
* TheNapoleon: Third shortest breed of dragons seen so far, they're also fiercely territorial and very aggressive. Hiccup and the others didn't even ''try'' to train these things!
* SmokeShield: Invoked. They make a foggy-like smoke to act as protection, combined with metal scraps, to appear larger and scare others off.
* PintsizedPowerhouse: Surprisingly strong for little dragons too.
* ZergRush: They attack swiftly and in great numbers in order to overwhelm (or at least scare off) their victims.

!!Changewing
->Introduced: "Gem of a Different Color"
A member of the Mystery Class of dragons, Changewings are best known for their chameleonic scales, which make them extremely difficult to find.

* ConstantlyCurious: Stated to be their natural personality trait in Book of Dragons.
* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler:After the Outcasts tame and weaponise the local Changewing population. They're animals, so they're not inherently evil, but they're certainly being used for evil ends.]]
* HollywoodAcid: Not as strong as in many examples of the trope (it can damage stone but can't go through it and it barely scratches metal bars) but the speed at which it melts wood is still uncanny.
* HypnoticEyes: Demonstrated in [[AllThereInTheManual Book of Dragons]] that it possesses this ability, though it hasn't used it yet in the series.
* {{Invisibility}}: Can flawlessly blend in with their surroundings. However, in open skies they are unable to camouflage.
* MamaBear: Stealing their eggs is ''not'' a good idea. In fact, if multiple eggs are taken, ALL the mother dragons will work together to retrieve them, and they won't leave until they have them ALL back.
* SquishyWizard: For a dragon, anyways. The Gobber mentions in the Book of Dragons that their scales are softer as a side effect of their concealment, making them more vulnerable to attack once found.

!!Flightmare
->Introduced: "Fright of Passage"

* ArchEnemy: To Astrid and her family.
* BioluminescenceIsCool: Its diet of glowing algae causes its entire body to glow with bright blue light. This extends to other dragons that eat the algae, but the effect would seem to be permanent (or at the very least quite long lasting) for the Flightmare.
* BlindedByTheLight: The Flightmare uses this as one of its abilities. As with its general bioluminescence, other dragons can copy the effect.
* FearisTheAppropriateResponse: Lampshaded by everyone in Berk. Subverted for the reason why.
* LightIsNotGood: The Flightmare glows bright blue and attacks anything it feels is a threat to its food supply.
* TheParalyzer: It sprays a mist that causes its victims to freeze up for about a minute, allowing it to eat them with impunity. As most people don't survive this effect, the villagers attributed it to the victims choking in fear at the last moment, a fact which shamed Astrid's family when her "fearless" uncle fell prey to it.
* SuperSpit: Its BreathWeapon. See TheParalyzer above.

!!Skrill
->Introduced: "View To A Skrill Part 1"
An elusive member of the Strike Class of dragons, the Skrill are known for their Electrical abilities.

* AchillesHeel: It cannot use its electricity when submerged underwater.
* AxCrazy: According to the Book of Dragons, the Skrill is "Untrainable". Hiccup was willing to try, but he ultimately settled for just taking it out of the picture.
* {{Badass}}: It's easily as strong as Toothless, in addition to being immune to his attacks. This dragon is in the same class as Toothless (Strike Class), which emphasize on being ''very'' destructive.
* BeamSpam: Its BreathWeapon operates on this principle.
* EarlyBirdCameo: Its first "appearance" is as a drawing in the Dragon Manual in the film (Hiccup even mentions its name). It isn't properly introduced until the show.
* HarmlessFreezing: Can survive decades frozen solid in a block of ice. Justified due to its efficient internal body temperature.
* LightningGun: Its breath weapon. The Skrill breathes out concentrated beams of powerful electrical white fire.
* NoSell: Its electrical field can block Toothless' plasma blasts, though it needs to recharge to keep it up.
* PurpleIsPowerful: One of two dragons that utilizes a BreathWeapon other than fire (the other being a Night Fury) and it's colored violet.
* RideTheLightning: ALWAYS lampshaded whenever this Dragon is mentioned.
* ShockAndAwe: Its main power.
* ShootTheBullet: Can nullify other dragons' attacks this way using its own BreathWeapon.
* SpikesOfVillainy: Is covered in spines.

!!Speed Stingers
->Introduced: "Frozen"
A breed of raptor-like, flightless dragons.

* BewareMyStingerTail: Anything they sting gets paralyzed for the better part of a day.
* DecapitatedArmy: The pack follows an alpha, and will follow it anywhere. The riders exploit this to get them off Berk by capturing the alpha and flying it away from the island.
* EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs: Lacking both flight and a BreathWeapon, they might as well be dinosaurs.
* FragileSpeedster: They aren't very big or tall and look frail, but they are very, very fast.
* InstantSedation: Their poison takes effect instantly.
* LawOfChromaticSuperiority: The alpha has a red crest.
* NothingIsScarier: There is absolutely ''no'' information on them in their research notes.
* TheParalyzer: Their stingers are essentially the Flightmare's spraying mist on steroids.
* PintSizedPowerhouse: Their leader in particular, who breaks free of Hiccup's bola like it was nothing and just yanks Hiccup's shield off his arm with his tail.
* RaptorAttack: With their super speed and pack hunting, they act like dragon raptors.
* SuperSpeed: To make up for the fact that they can't fly.
* ZergRush: They attack in one massive pack, using their stingers to quickly eliminate any threats before making off with any food they can find.
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!!Main Vikings

!!Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III
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->Voiced by: Creator/JayBaruchel (film and TV series)
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* {{Adorkable}}: There's been plenty of fan gushing at how cute the geeky Hiccup is. This should really be expected when he's voiced by Creator/JayBaruchel.
* AllLovingHero: Believing that humans and dragons can coexist will definitely make him this. Deconstructed in the series, where his habit of trusting people immediately has led to problems.
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Nobody likes him; he's the village pariah because he's scrawny and usually messes everything up. In keeping with the trope, things get better for him after he ends the Dragon Wars. In the books, Snotlout nicknames him 'Hiccup the Useless'.
* AlliterativeName: Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III. It's [[AllThereInTheManual never said in full]] in the movie but it's canon.
* AsleepForDays: Hiccup wakes up several days after the final battle with Toothless watching over him. In the books, however, he is asleep for days and wakes up [[spoiler: just in time to see Toothless wake up during being burned alive in a Viking funeral, after he goes into a healing sleep coma after badly injuring himself saving Hiccup from the Green Death, where he then flies through the sky on fire, before extinguishing himself.]]
* AwesomenessByAnalysis: His awesome dragon skills came from study.
* {{Badass}}: Firmly so by the climax of the movie. The TV Series expands Hiccup’s growth as a GuileHero. So far, he pretty much is a top contender for Berk's biggest one.
** BadassAdorable: Berk's first dragon tamer and best inventor also happens to be a sweet, somewhat insecure teenage boy.
** BadassBookworm: Hiccup develops into one through the story and may become a full-fledged GadgeteerGenius.
** BadassInCharge: Becomes the leader and head teacher of Berk's Dragon Academy while still being a {{Badass}}.
** BadassPacifist: His role in the movies, since the "Vikings vs. dragons" conflict doesn't exist in the books. His ability to tame dragons comes from Hiccup being friendly instead of defending himself. This takes more courage than killing them on sight.
* [[ABoyAndHisX A Boy And His Dragon]]: With Toothless of course.
* ClassicalAntiHero: Originally a Type one, a wimp who nobody really likes. Compared to the paragon hero his father acts like, Hiccup's runtiness is constantly mocked. Even his ingenuity in making newer weapons was mocked because while being smart about hunting and trapping and killing dragons is a good thing, none of what Hiccup created seemed to work. Eventually, he accepts himself and all his flaws, turning them into his strengths and would become a hero in the eyes of his village.
* DeadpanSnarker: It's such a defining trait, being held hostage by Alvin doesn't stop him from dishing it out. A lot of the series' funny moments is mostly him and his often witty one-liners.
* GuileHero: Stoick wants him to be an ActionHero, but Hiccup is much better with smarts and cunning. In fact, it was due to his intellect that he [[spoiler: was the first person to solve a poem-based puzzle that nearly destroyed Stoick's and Gobber's friendship. This was because the puzzle was created by a GuileHero himself]].
** That said, Hiccup has become quite capable physically by ''Defenders of Berk'', facing off with [[spoiler: Dagur the Deranged]] in single combat while [[spoiler: Toothless was trapped by bolas]].
* HeroicSelfDeprecation: Often uses his sarcasm to make fun of himself on occasion. At comedic and dramatic moments.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: An inter-species example. With Toothless, a Night Fury dragon.
* IJustWantToBeNormal: At the beginning of the film, Hiccup desperately wants to be like the other Vikings and kill his own dragon, which means...
** IJustWantToBeBadass: 'Normal' in Berk ''is'' 'badass'.
* JockDadNerdSon: His first scene shows a miniature ballista he invented because he couldn't heave the projectile himself. His dad is not impressed.
* KidHero: He's fourteen/fifteen and ends the 300 year dragon war.
* MissingMom: {{Averted}} in the books, though his mom rarely even shows up there. [[spoiler: Until
[[Characters/HowToTrainYourDragonBooks How to Seize a Dragon's Jewel and onward.]] Played straight in the movie where it's heavily implied that she was killed by a dragon, which explains Stoick's [[HeWhoFightsMonsters attitude toward them]]. Hiccup is [[TearJerker quite afraid of forgetting her in Riders of Berk]]. [[spoiler:It turns out she's alive in ''How to Train Your Dragon 2'', and every bit the dragon trainer Hiccup is (and then some).]]

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* AesopAmnesia: In "Terrible Two", he causes problems because he trusted a strange dragon over Toothless. He didn't learn his lesson because in "Heather Report", he trusted a strange girl over Astrid. Downplayed in "We Are A Family Part 2", where he is ''very'' reluctant to trust Mildew but ultimately does so. [[spoiler: Like the previous occasions, this is a horrible idea because Mildew used him to learn dragon training which he passed onto Alvin.]] A storyboard of an unused intro by Hiccup says this has less to do with amnesia and more to do with Hiccup simply being too trusting.
* AmazonChaser: A large part of his crush on Astrid is because of her ActionGirl-ish qualities. Take a look at her introduction: she's fighting dragons amid flames and Hiccup has the 'hearts in his eyes' expression.
* ArtificialLimbs: Hiccup loses his left foot during the battle with the Green/Red Death in the movie. It's replaced with a metal prosthetic. Leads to AngstWhatAngst as he seems to adjust to it very quickly; in the series other characters make a bigger deal out of it than he ever does.
* ArcherArchetype: Though he is on the warmer side of the things compared to colder examples of this trope.
* BadassOnPaper: He looks like a scrawny teenage kid with a knack for inventing, but he ''did'' create the art of dragon taming, ended the war, and instigated the demise of the Red Death.
* BadassTeacher: Slowly becoming the second part as the main teacher of the Dragon Academy.
* TheBeastmaster: He learns how to tame and train dragons.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Hiccup is a very pleasant person and easy to get along with, but he can be quite terrifying if you piss him off. Dragon taming aside, he displays his anger in "Out Cast Part 1" where he gets furious with Snotlout in regards to getting Astrid in danger, and suspends him from the Academy. The rest of the children were surprised to see him like this. Keep in mind he ended the war with the dragons by killing the Red Death, and he is ''very'' protective of his dragon and friends. Dagur the Deranged discovered this the hard way.
* BigOlEyebrows: Just look at that picture!
* BiggerStick: Discussed. His friends sometimes wonder how much of his success is due to his own skill, and how much is due to being the rider of an absolutely fantastic dragon. Of course, when they attempt to test this by having the group train Terrible Terrors, Hiccup quickly teaches his to blow things up with impressive accuracy.
* BlackSheep: In the movies, as an inventor and scientist in a society of warriors.
** BornInTheWrongCentury: In the 21th century [[RealLife here]], Hiccup might be bullied, but at least he'd have [[{{Geek}} a niche in society where he belonged]], and his intelligence would be recognized. In the films' setting, he's treated as a child [[spoiler: and disowned by his family and tribe for trying to train a particular species of animal instead of killing it on sight.]] Instead, he has to make his own niche.
* BraidsOfAction: Gets these in the sequel.
* BrainyBrunette: In the film and TV series.
* BreakoutCharacter: Along with Toothless. The fans fell in love with him. His humor, {{Adorkable}} nature, his life in the village, inventiveness, bond with Toothless, and general NiceGuy attitude. They loved it all.
* BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu: In this case, Lost Your Leg Punching Out The Frackin' Huge Volcano Dragon. His lack of angst about this implies it was WorthIt.
* ButtMonkey: In the books to almost everyone else ''because'' he was born to the chief of the village. He feels very inadequate compared to the tough warriors he's descended from.
* CatchPhrase:
** "Thank you for summing that up."
** "You just gestured to ''all'' of me."
* TheChainsOfCommanding: Felt that when he had to consider kicking Snotlout out of the academy. His father pointed out that he can't always be both a good friend and a good leader at the same time, and that as a future chief he will have to put Berk above himself and his friends.
* ChickMagnet: Hiccup has won the affections of both Astrid and Ruffnut, the former who he started a relationship with. Hiccup has the largest female fanbase of the entire cast, except maybe [[BadassAdorable Toothless]].
* CrazyPrepared: Justified though experience. He carries a complete set of spare parts for Toothless' tail fin at all times.
* DragonRider: The very first.
* FatherIDontWantToFight: Zig-zagged. Initially he wanted to kill dragons, then lost his nerve but still wanted to make his dad proud.
--> '''Hiccup:''' I'm the first Viking who would not kill a dragon!\\
--> '''Astrid:''' First to ride one, though.
* FluffyTamer: While giving them names like 'Toothless' and cuddling them.
* FreudianTrio: With [[spoiler: his parents, Stoick and Valka. He is the Supergeo to his father's Ego and mother's Id.]]
* FriendlessBackground: Except for Gobber, Hiccup had no friends, that change during the course of the first movie.
* GadgeteerGenius: He can make an interlocked tail fin for Toothless centuries ahead of when such technology was possible. This may be a reference to the books, where Vikings have fully-operational STEAMSHIPS, hot-air balloons and gliders well before the Industrial Revolution.
* GracefulLoser: Discussed. In "Thawfest", Astrid said this was his most admirable trait in her eyes when he began acting unpleasant at the thought of winning the games just to spite Snotlout.
* HandicappedBadass: Films only.
* HeroesPreferSwords: His main in the second movie is listed as the blade.
* [[ShesAllGrownUp He's All Grown Up]]: [[http://25.media.tumblr.com/788cb2cc759bf12292ffd64fffad6562/tumblr_mpucrhSAiO1rsbyhoo1_500.jpg Lets just say he gets a little better looking in the upcoming second film...]]
* TheLeader: Of the Dragon Training Academy in the series. Type Charismatic because he's also TheFace of the academy against old prejudices.
* {{Leitmotif}}: A tin whistle is a recurring instrument in his scenes, which ranges from comedic reels to beautiful melodies.
* [[LikeFatherLikeSon Like Mother Like Son]]: We finds out the Hiccup's MissingMom has been doing what he learned for fifteen years.
* LivingMacGuffin: Alvin wants him for his dragon-training abilities.
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: As of "The Iron Gronckle", he has a shield made of Gronckle Iron, which is ''very'' tough and ''very'' light.
* MoreDakka: Has a particular fondness for using this in dragon combat, bombarding the enemy with a hail of highly accurate shots. It becomes obvious that this is his preference rather than just a Night Fury thing when he trains a Terrible Terror to do it as well.
* NotSoDifferent:
** With Stoick. It takes a while for both to realize they have the same hardheaded tendencies about things they truly believe and won't listen to arguments against it lightly.
** With Toothless. A significant turning point in the film is when he musters up the courage to look into Toothless' eyes. Upon seeing the fear there, he realizes that dragons are not, as he'd been taught from childhood, a mindless AlwaysChaoticEvil race that wants to kill everyone.
* RedIsHeroic: In the sequel, Hiccup's new suit contains one of his shoulder pads with Berk's symbol painted red.
* RelationshipCeiling: His relationship with Astrid is held back in the TV show, although the ShipTease is rampant.
* ScienceHero: Along with wit, Hiccup also prefers to resort to his amazing inventions and gadgets to help.
* ShroudedInMyth: It's implied (in the "Portrait of Hiccup" episode) that no matter what Hiccup does, Viking mythology in the future will portray him as a fearless, tough, fire-breathing badass admired by everyone- because that's what Vikings ''do''. They make awesome ballads out of their heroes' exploits even if they must [[VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory warp the truth]] to do it. Hiccup finds this exceedingly depressing since he spent his whole childhood ignored and degraded because he ''didn't'' fit Viking standards of strength.
* TheSouthpaw: Shown subtly in the film, which is accurate to the
book portrayal. Hiccup writes with his left, and any closeups on his control of Toothless' prosthetic tail-fin are on the left stirrup. His clumsiness may be a factor of having to use right-handed objects, or his weak hand, or both.
characters]]
* [[SwissArmyWeapon Swiss Army Shield]]: His own invention and personal weapon, it's a shield that can be used not only as a shield, but also fires a grappling hook and transforms into a crossbow.
* TranquilFury: He was ''very'' angry with Snotlout in "Cast Out Part 1" when his latest attempt to hog the glory almost killed Astrid, keeping composed as he sternly told him he was suspended.
* UnderestimatingBadassery: A lot of people tend to think Hiccup is just the scrawny, nerdy, weirdo...then they actually see him in action.
* WeaponOfChoice: He always carries his dagger. [[SwissArmyWeapon And it can function]] as a [[GrapplingHookPistol grappling hook]] and [[ArcherArchetype bow]].
* WellDoneSonGuy:
** In the movie he never quits striving for his father's respect, but as the story progresses he's able to put other priorities first.
** Despite Stoick's acceptance of dragons in the series, Hiccup still has some hang ups.
* WhoNamesTheirKidDude:
** In the movie, Hiccup points out how ridiculous his name is, but explains the reasons for awful names (scaring off gnomes and trolls) and says that there are other people with worse ones.
** In one episode of the series, Hiccup mentions that it's traditional to call the runt of a litter a 'Hiccup'. [[spoiler:It ends up being a key point later in learning he wasn't the first chieftain son to be a Hiccup either.]]

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* CowardlyLion: In the books; understandable since he's only about ten. (Though he gets older as the books go on.) He takes it even further at the start of ''Defenders'' where he is downright expecting Alvin to be nearly ready to wage war on Berk and its dragons and is devising up a load of counters for every known species. [[FandomSpecificPlot A 180 compared to most fandom expectations of him when it comes to militarizing dragon riding.]]
* DorkKnight: Hiccup is a SociallyAwkwardHero who became the top contender for {{Badass}} in Berk.
* ExpectingSomeoneTaller: Alvin couldn't believe that the famous "Dragon Conqueror" was 'Stoick's little embarrassment'.
* MadeOfIron: Has survived very lengthy falls, nearly on the receiving end of fire blasts, smashing into several hard things, and even ''took a direct lightning strike'' and is still fine.
* MemeticBadass: In-Universe, several of Alvin's men believed him to be a giant of a man with superhuman strength. Then they find out he is badass [[TheBeastmaster for]] [[FluffyTamer completely]] [[AwesomenessByAnalysis different]] [[GuileHero reasons]].
* NerdActionHero: Combines his intelligence with his developing fighting skills.
* NiceGuy: Hiccup is kindhearted, easy going and always willing to help.
* OnlySaneMan: More-so in the original books.
* RedBaron: He is called the "Dragon Conqueror" by the Outcasts.
* RedHeadedHero: He's the hero and has auburn (reddish-brown) hair.
* RedheadInGreen: His main attire is green and his hair aburn (reddish-brown).
* TheRuntAtTheEnd: 'Hiccup', in canon, is the name traditionally given to the runt of the litter. Also counts as MeaningfulName.
* SignificantGreenEyedRedhead: His hair is more brownish, but it still fits.
** Hiccup's green eyes showcase his Brains over Brawn compared to the other Vikings.
* TheSmartGuy: He acts as his whole village's smart guy, though Fishlegs is better at tactics.
* TheSnarkKnight: Hiccup will do anything to protect his home and the people of it, that doesn't stop him from snarking at either when the opportunity comes.
* SpeaksFluentAnimal: In the books he's able to understand and talk to dragons based on long periods of observation. The movie follows a similar path; he can't talk ''with'' dragons, but he can communicate his feelings ''to'' them very well, and this is because he's compassionate and patient enough to look for intelligence where everyone else sees evil.
* SquishyWizard: Subverted. Snotlout and several others assume Hiccup would be useless without Toothless, but it turns out Hiccup is still quite capable on his own and can kick ass using just his smarts and tools.
* StepfordSnarker: It's heavily implied that the main reason Hiccup is so sarcastic because it was a way to deal with the constant shunning from his tribe, teasing from his peers, and disappointment from his own father. Now sarcasm is just another part of his character.
* TheStrategist: "Everyone, follow ThePlan....no matter how strange it may seem."
* TallDarkAndHandsome: See [[ShesAllGrownUp He's All Grown Up]].
** TallDarkAndSnarky
* TeenGenius: He's the most level-headed viking [[{{OnlySaneMan}} in his whole tribe]]. He's also good at [[GadgeteerGenius building things]] and he likes learning about dragons.
** GeniusDitz: He's a prodigy at everything relating to dragons and inventing but little else. In a pre-modern world where dragons are a source of speed, protection and martial ability far above anything technology can supply, this is ''very'' useful.
* TeensAreShort: In the films, Hiccup is seen as the shortest teenager in his village.
* TookALevelInBadass: In both the books and film and even more so in the books, where he started off as a scrawny shy boy that no one notices except when he messes up, and grows into a talented sword fighter and dragon whisperer who's saved the Archipelago several times and [[spoiler:is prophesied to one day become the King who will unite the tribes again.]]
** He graduates into a fully-fledged Badass in the TV show given he now leaps into highly dangerous situations in a calm demeanor and is trying to become a BadassTeacher by running the Academy.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68AqHwgk2s8 If the teaser to the second film is any indication....]]
**
[[Characters/HowToTrainYourDragonFilms How badass is he now? Come "The Night And The Fury" and it shows Hiccup is able to kick Dagur's ass.
** Book Hiccup is at least as much of a badass as movie Hiccup, given that [[spoiler: he got first place in the free-for-all swordfighting tournament, even beating his own father]].
* WarriorPrince: A given in that he's the son of the chief and grows into a BadassBookworm.
** WisePrince: Also a given, considering he's an AllLovingHero aside from being TheStrategist and a GuileHero.
* WeakButSkilled: Hiccup is a very scrawny Viking compared to his more physically-capable friends, but he makes up for it with good application of his brains and tools. Case in point, he curb-stomps Dagur the Deranged.
* WeaponOfChoice: A sword.
* YankTheDogsChain: In the ninth book.

!!Stoick the Vast
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->Voiced by: Creator/GerardButler (film)[=/=]NolanNorth (TV series)

* ActionDad: He never shies away from a fight against dragons. In the opening scenes of the movie, he takes on a Monstrous Nightmare alone.
* TheAtoner: Shows signs of this in the series over his previous attitude towards dragons, especially after getting Thornado.
--> "I spent my whole life trying to kill them, now look at me."
** Note, he says this while [[spoiler:tending to Thornado after the dragon has been poisoned by Mildew.]]
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: The Chief of Berk knows no equal in battle ''or'' tactics.
* {{Badass}}: There's an urban legend stating that in his infancy, Stoick popped a dragon's head off their shoulders. Hiccup sincerely believes this to be true.
* BadassBeard: Easily trumps all the many other beards in the movie.
* BadassInCharge: The Chief of Berk.
* BadassInDistress: At the end of "Out Cast Part 1" by Dagur.
* BeardOfBarbarism: It is braided.
* BerserkButton:
** Hurt ''anyone'' he cares about, be it his son, village, or [[spoiler:his dragon,]] and you're in big trouble. This is ESPECIALLY true in the books as seen when Skullion's (a species of vicious eyeless dragons) soon discover when they were about to harm Hiccup.
** He reacts ''badly'' to people who mock those he does respect. Dagur almost finds this out violently three times in the span of a day.
** On a less extreme angle, he gets somewhat irritated when somebody makes a remark about his weight. Or interprets a statement as one about his weight.
** On a more serious note, Alvin is this. All we know is that the events surrounding Alvin's banishment is not someone he wants brung up and gets angry quickly, which Hiccup found out when he tried questioning him about it.
* BigOlEyebrows: Something else that Hiccup inherited.
* BirdsOfAFeather: [[spoiler:He and his dragon, Thornado, are quite stubborn. This is something Hiccup is quick to comment on.]]
* TheChainsOfCommanding: He discusses this with Hiccup in "Cast Out Part 1" in regards to how he cannot exactly be someone's leader and friend.
* CharacterDevelopment: He starts the movie as a dragon-killing viking. Any good dragon to him would be a dead one. But he comes to see them not just as trainable beasts but close allies. His [[spoiler:worry for Thornado when he was ill in "Dragon Flower"]] and later telling Gobber [[spoiler:he would rather kill Dagur than allow him to kill Barf and Belch and risk war with the Berserkers in "Twinsanity"]] shows exactly how far he has come from the movie.
* CleopatraNose: Something he passed on to his son.
* TheCobblersChildrenHaveNoShoes: In ''Riders of Berk'', Stoick rises before dawn to sort out other people's problems (from marital disputes to yak-tipping) until sunset, which implies that he had less time to spare for his own son.
* CollectorOfTheStrange: In "We Are Family Part 1", it's revealed that he enjoys woodcarving as a hobby. He was carving a duck when Astrid came to the house early in the morning.
* DadTheVeteran: He, like other adults, has spent his life in the war against the dragons before his son ended it.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: [[ThePowerOfTrust In contrast to Hiccup]], this is his approach to dragon-bonding. [[spoiler: [[FireForgedFriends He ends up meeting his son halfway.]]]]
* FreudianTrio: With [[spoiler: his son, Hiccup and wife, Valka. He is the Ego to his son's Superego and wife's Id.]]
* GenerationXerox: A portrait of the young Stoick and his father (Seen in "Portrait of Hiccup as a Buff Young Man") shows that the adult Stoick is the spitting image of his father.
* GeniusBruiser: Not quite on Hiccup's level, but he is a lot more intelligent than his stubborn behavior lets on.
* GenreSavvy: When he and the vikings attack the dragon's nest, all the dragons immediately flee from the island. While the rest of the Vikings are quick to celebrate their "victory", Stoick, upon seeing Toothless' [[OhCrap reaction]], realized something [[AlwaysABiggerFish far worse]] was on its way.
* TheGoodKing: He genuinely cares about his village and seeks to keep them safe and well. If he has to make a choice between personal and his duty as chief, the latter comes first.
--->"Look at that...All my people are safe. It's a good feeling."
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: His drive to protect his home from dragons led him to invade the dragon's home to kill them. He eventually turns around.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Gobber.
* HugeRiderTinyMount: Before looking for his own dragon, he "borrows" Toothless from Hiccup and looks very awkward riding such a small dragon, and Toothless is dead tired after flying him around. [[spoiler: Averts this when riding Thornado.]]
* IHaveNoSon: In the movie, he says "You're no son of mine" after Hiccup publicly refuses to kill a dragon, and is revealed to have been working with Toothless. During the final battle, he realizes his mistake and he tells Hiccup "I'm proud to call you my son."
* INeedAFreakingDrink: Shown when he comes home stressed in "Viking for Hire" and Hiccup quickly gets him a drink from a tankard.
* JockDadNerdSon: He's always wished that his son had more beef on his arms but he comes to respect the "nerd" aspect of it as it helps him become a better chief.
* LargeAndInCharge: He's the biggest and broadest viking (400 pounds according to Hiccup, though that may have been exaggerating), and his beard is the biggest, too.
** Being as large as he is, this leads to a particular funny moment.
-->'''Hiccup''': But there are two of you.\\
'''Stoick''': Is that another crack about my weight?
* TheLeader: Type levelheaded. He gives the dragons the benefit of the doubt, but if they become a threat to his people he has to deal with it.
* MadeOfIron: The man takes the sharp end of an ANCHOR to the face in his fight with Alvin the Treacherous, shrugs it off, and afterwards there's not a single scratch on him!
** Then in "Live and Let Fly", he catches a rock launched from an Outcast catapult and ''throws it back at the ship''.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler:He ''immediately'' regrets the above-mentioned IHaveNoSon moment, and his guilt only gets worse when he realizes Hiccup was ''right'' about the Green Death's ambush.]]
* OutOfFocus: Has been suffering this as of late in the TV series's second season: ''[[WesternAnimation/DragonsRidersOfBerk Defenders of Berk]]''. Much of this comes from filling in a QuestGiver role in the plot while handling matters of rulership on Berk itself, whereas Hiccup and the others have fewer duties in Berk and thus time to perform various missions.
* OverprotectiveDad: At the start of Defenders, he tried to enact a flight ban because his son was captured and imprisoned by the Outcasts last season; it doesn't stick.
* PapaWolf:
** Despite Hiccup's status as 'village failure', Stoick is still quick to protect his son from danger.
** [[spoiler: After he gets Thornado, this extends to him (and probably the other dragons). When he realized Mildew had poisoned them, the look on his face is one of pure hatred. Probably the only thing keeping him from beating the stuffing out of Mildew himself was he had no way to prove he ''intentionally'' poisoned the dragons.]]
* QuestGiver: Generally his role in ''Defenders of Berk'', filling Hiccup in on various situations or giving him various tasks that the dragon riders are ideally suited for or would be better at accomplishing.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: He tries to do what's best for everyone. Mildew uses this to his advantage when confronted for something he obviously did by using the fact there is no evidence, especially concerning the affairs of Dragons, to get away with it.
* RedheadInGreen:He has red hair and wears a green tunic.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Takes his role as chief of Berk very seriously and is often one to lead the charge. It's also shown in two episodes that he spends his days "chiefing", which involves everything from settling disputes and inducting babies to the tribe to fixing ships or removing fences.
* SinkOrSwimMentor[=/=]StealthMentor: After the movie's events, Stoick takes this attitude towards Hiccup and the dragons. Considering Hiccup is next in line to be Chief after him, and some of their personal discussions being on leadership, it can be interpreted Stoick is also preparing Hiccup's role as a leader to the village as well.
* SignificantGreenEyedRedhead: Has bright, red hair and green eyes.
* SoProudOfYou:
** Zigzagged in the movie. Initially disappointed, then proud when Hiccup demonstrated his dragon knowledge, then outraged when Hiccup refuses to kill dragons, then proud again during the final battle.
** Also zigzagged in the series but to a lesser extent. There are some kinks to work out in relation to the dragons and while he's more accepting of his son's scrawny stature he'd still prefer him to be buff and strong.
* {{The Stoic}}k: It's his name, after all. While he is a man of few words, he clearly cared about his son even at the beginning of the movie.
* StoutStrength: He's very broad and very strong.
* VitriolicBestBuds: The first thing he said to Gobber was "That's my wife you're talking to, you one-legged lout!"
* WhyCouldntYouBeDifferent: Hiccup fully knows that this is what his father thinks:
-->'''Hiccup:''' ''(sarcastically imitating Stoick)'' Excuse me, barmaid! I'm afraid you brought me the wrong offspring! I ordered an extra-large boy with beefy arms, extra guts, and glory on the side! This here, this is a talking fishbone!

!!Gobber the Belch
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->Voiced by: Creator/CraigFerguson (film) [=/=]Chris Edgerly (TV series)

* ArtificialLimbs: In the films, he has a missing left hand that he can interchange with different objects (hammers, mugs, roast spits, etc.) and he has a right peg leg.
** AnArmAndALeg
** SwissArmyAppendage
* {{Badass}}: Gobber is second only in the {{Badass}} deparment to Stoick. Fitting, considering he's the chief's NumberTwo
** BadassMustache: It's so long is hangs over his face and it's braided.
* TheBlacksmith: Big, brawny, with a usually weaponized arm.
* CaptainObvious: During the final match of Thawfest, he makes obvious commentary on Hiccup's status, which Stoick tells him he knows.
* CloserToEarth: To Stoick when it comes to understanding Hiccup and best shown in episode 8. Inverted when it comes to other aspects of the village.
* CloudCuckoolander: Believes in trolls and the Boneknapper dragon, which no one else shares. [[spoiler:The Boneknapper happens to be real. Trolls are yet to be confirmed.]]
* CombatMedic: Since Berk doesn't need dragon killing weapons anymore, he becomes a dragon dentist. He also made Hiccup's [[spoiler: replacement leg]] and [[AssShove extracted]] poison from Mildew to make an antidote.
* CrazyPrepared: His “Iron Undies”.
* DrillSergeantNasty: He's in charge of training the new recruits; his approach is yelling suggestions while they duck and weave.
* GadgeteerGenius: He can make working flame throwers, though since dragons exist this is probably easier to achieve than in real life medieval times.
** DitzyGenius: Yet he has shown his mind is sorta out there, such as attaching said flame thrower to the harness of a fire breathing dragon.
* GeniusBruiser: In the movies, he's the village blacksmith and second only to the Chief in combat.
* HandicappedBadass: He may lack an arm and a leg but that doesn't slow him down when it came to fighting dragons. He even stayed with Stoick to delay the Red Death.
* HatesBaths: It takes Stoick and the dragonriders with their dragons to force him into a tub. He smells so bad after a whiff a Terrible Terror flies disoriented and hits a wall.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Stoick.
* HonoraryUncle: Hiccup was his apprentice, and Gobber took care of him as much as Stoick did. This is historically accurate. Nordic people would frequently ask allies to foster their children as a sign of deepest trust.
* {{Jerkass}}: His portrayal in the books is nastier than the movie or series.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: More so in the movies and series.
* NumberTwo: He's Stoick's best friend and the one he turns to first for help but he made a mess of things when filling the role officially.
* RunningGag: Numerous mention of or jokes involving his undies.
* SinkOrSwimMentor:
** His belief for the first day of training in the film is to release a Gronckle, then ask the students what they know about it.
** Gobber's father was also an example as he taught Gobber to swim this way. Sadly, this doesn't translate well to training the dragons at the academy. Oddly, Gobber seems to remember this fondly.
* ShieldBash[=/=]LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: His training sessions often include the merits of shields. In the movie, he said he would choose a shield if given a choice between it and a sword because the shield can be offense ''and'' defense.''
* ThatCameOutWrong: Never admits so himself, but his advice never carries out the intended message.
* WordOfGay: Jay Baruchel has confirmed that his line in the second film about "other reasons" he never got married is an indication that he's gay.

!!Fishlegs Ingerman
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->Voiced by: Christopher Mintz-Plasse (film and TV series)

* {{Adorkable}}: Similar to Hiccup.
* AwesomenessByAnalysis: He can look at a brand new dragon and instantly break down its strengths and weaknesses.
* BadLiar: Does not do well lying under pressure.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Snotlout found out the hard way that Fishlegs is downright terrifying when pissed off. It's possibly a nod to the books, where Fishlegs became a flat-out ''berserker''.
* DeadpanSnarker: In the books. Sometimes dabbles into this on occasion in the series itself.
* DemotedToExtra: While he was Hiccup's best friend in the books, he's more of a friendly classmate in the first film (he's still the only one in the class who doesn't make fun of or speak badly about Hiccup).
* GeniusBruiser: Once he gets some confidence, he and Meatlug can do serious damage.
* GenreBlind: [[spoiler: If someone (especially a teenager who has a suspicious backstory) starts bringing up questions about how well your dragon can be in a serious battle, you'd figure he would have a few red flags raised in his head.]]
* GentleGiant: Films only; in the books he's just as scrawny as Hiccup.
* HugeRiderTinyMount: His Gronckle is far from tiny, but Fishlegs still is about a third of its size. It should be noted that, out of all of the dragon breeds encountered so far that are large enough to be ridden, the Gronckle is definitely the smallest.
* LovableNerd: Is even more prone to geek-outs than Hiccup.
* {{Megane}}: Books only.
* NiceGuy: The only other teen Viking (with Astrid) who didn't openly mock Hiccup in the beginning.
* PlatonicLifePartners: Has the closest relationship with his dragon after Hiccup and Toothless.
* RPGMechanicsVerse: Spouts these in the movie: "+3 defense, +7 venom" etc.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: The Sensitive Guy to Snotlout's Manly Man.
* TheSmartGuy: He memorized the Book of Dragons and considered a biology book a page turner. During the Red Death fight, he advises the other riders on strategy.
** TheBigGuy: Usually this is Snotlout's role, but when Fishlegs snaps, it suddenly becomes obvious that he outweighs any three other members of the Riders.
* WarriorPoet: In the series, he composes poems at sunset.

!!Snotlout Jorgenson
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->Voiced by: Jonah Hill (Film) [=/=]Zack Pearlman (TV series)

* AbusiveParents: His dad is a StageMom and so harsh [[spoiler: Hiccup throws the last game so he'll let up on the guy.]]
* {{Angst}}: The prospect he was [[spoiler:going to lose Thawfest]] brought him to near tears and hyperventilating while riding Hookfang.
* AmazonChaser: He cannot stop hitting on Astrid.
* TheBigGuy: Established as the best athlete among the kids, and despite his age is more than a match for many adult Vikings in combat.
* ChewToy: In the series, if someone is going to get an AmusingInjury it's going to be him.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Successfully holds his own and even ''wins'' against several Outcast Vikings in "Defiant One."
* DudeNotFunny:
** In-universe example. He makes a few jokes alluding to Toothless being unable to fly in "What Flies Beneath". Astrid and Hiccup were ''not'' amused.
** Neither Astrid or Hiccup were amused by his mocking of Frozen Fin Hofferson, but Astrid quickly made him [[KickTheSonOfABitch regret that]].
* DumbassHasAPoint: He might be an idiotic jerk, but in the same episode above, he accurately guessed that Toothless was too [[RevengeBeforeReason proud to listen]] to accept Hiccup's help in fighting the Whispering Death.
* TheFriendNobodyLikes: The other Dragon Riders tolerate him, but they make it quite clear that none of them particularly like him. They seem to hang out solely because they're in the same age group and, after ending the war, they're the leaders of the Dragon Academy.
* GetRichQuickScheme: He seems to be mildly prone to these for unknown reasons. In "Gem of a Different Color" he sells lucky rocks [[spoiler: actually changewing eggs]] to various villagers, even getting one woman's ''son'' in payment. In "Tunnel Vision" he responds to Berk's [[spoiler: lack of water]] by trying to sell [[spoiler: the water he and Astrid were sent to get to alleviate the problem.]]
* HopelessSuitor: For Astrid. Even Astrid's voice actress agrees. After the film, it switches between playing sweet and flirty teasing. Astrid nearly throws up when he suggests her to be his "queen".
* JerkJock: According to "Thawfest" this is due to pressure from his family.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: As in the books, he's very huff-puff about growing up to be a manly Viking, but has a definite soft spot, [[spoiler:especially for his dragon Hookfang]].
* LeaderWannabe: When Hiccup is forced to put Toothless back in the cove during "The Terrible Twos", Snotlout tries to use the fact that Hiccup no longer has a dragon to take his place as leader of the Academy. Astrid quickly reminds him that she, as Hiccup's second, will be taking the position. Making it worse is that he tends ignore or argue with Hiccup, which gets them in trouble.
* MadeOfIron: Can take a giant rock to the face and shrug it off with a grin. He's also the most physically capable of the young Vikings, having won every Thawfest festival because of his strength and stamina.
* MilesGloriosus: He has won every Thawfest game, but in daily life Astrid and Hiccup are much more reliable.
* NoGuyWantsToBeChased: In "Free Scauldy", he spends nearly the whole episode flirting with Astrid when they're alone on a mission, much to her annoyance. When Astrid pretends that he's won her over and starts playfully flirting with him, Snotlout is visibly freaked out.
* TheResenter: "The Defiant One" reveals that a lot of his issues with Hiccup stem from jealously over Hiccup's accomplishments, especially in light of the fact that Hiccup is far from a conventional Viking. Given what we've seen of his [[AbusiveParents father]], and the way Snotlout was listing Hiccup's accomplishments as if they were things he'd heard over and over again, it could well be that we're hearing his father's sniping at his son for not seizing more recognition for himself.
* RunningGag: Hookfang lighting his pants on fire, forcing him to leap into the nearest water source.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: The Manly Man to Fishleg's Sensitive Guy.
* ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman: Outside of having to use brute force for fending off human opponents, Snotlout has no other use.
* UnknownRival: His rivalry with Hiccup is one-sided on his part.
* VitriolicBestBuds: There are moments when you wonder if he and Hookfang aren't trying to kill each other, but Snotlout was visibly upset when it looked like Hookfang would have to be put down, and Hook does seem to genuinely care when Snotlout is in real trouble.
* WouldntHitAGirl: Played with. Before punching Tuffnut, he checks to make sure he's the male twin.

!!Alvin The Treacherous
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->Voiced by: Creator/MarkHamill

TheLeader of a tribe of Outcasts and serves as the other villain of ''WesternAnimation/DragonsRidersOfBerk''. He seeks to learn the arts of dragon taming. [[spoiler: Which happens as of the "We Are A Family" season finale]].

* ArtificialLimbs: Get these in the book.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Seems to be a trend in this show. This bugger ''can swing a Napper by the tail.''
* {{Badass}}: One of the few people who can fight evenly with Stoick.
* BadassBoast: By proxy! Given by Gobber in his behalf:
--> '''Gobber''': ''"If there's one thing Alvin knows, its treachery."''
* BatmanGambit: [[spoiler: In the two part season finale, "We Are A Family" he sets one up to not only capture Hiccup but trick him into training Mildew how one bonds with dragons, so Mildew can train him in return. This relies not only on Hiccup's trusting nature but Alvin's own tendency to betray people.]]
** [[spoiler: He continues into Defenders, where he shows up near Berk's shores, ''knowing'' the riders would react and leave the island ready for his real ploy of planting Death Whisperer eggs]].
* TheBeastmaster: Can tame dragons as of Part 2 of "We Are A Family" season finale. He picks a Whispering Death.
* BigBad: With his introduction, he becomes a clear and constant background threat to Berk, making various {{Evil Plan}}s to take Hiccup or what he knows for his own people. [[spoiler: As of Part 2 of "We Are A Family", Mildew is working for him so he is now the undisputed head villain of the series.]]
** As of "View to a Skrill", [[spoiler: he has been replaced with Dagur after being on the receiving end of many biggajoules of lightning from the Skrill.]]
* TheChessmaster: This guy has shown his intellectual prowess and is one of the few who rivals [[GuileHero Hiccup]], [[MagnificentBastard sometimes surpassing it]].
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy:
** Unlike Mildew, he embraces the potential Dragons can bring (for more nefarious reasons). [[spoiler: This is why he sends Heather to act as TheMole in order to obtain the book to learn taming ''and'' exploiting the weaknesses of the other dragons]].
** He is willing to listen when it is clear something is beyond his skills, like [[spoiler:when Astrid, disguised as Heather, points out the Book only goes so far. When one of his men is nearly killed by a Deadly Nadder despite following the Book's help, he agrees to this fact.]] To test that, he gives it to someone else.
** Later, upon seeing [[spoiler:the Monstrous Nightmare Astrid befriended in his training area comes back for her because of the bond they formed in the brief moment, he realizes he also needs Hiccup to teach them about the bonding aspect.]]
** In "We Are a Family, Part 2", he tries to force Hiccup to train dragons for the Outcasts, [[spoiler:but knows better than to think Hiccup will ever cooperate. Instead, he has Mildew pretend to change his mind about defecting and then trick Hiccup into teaching him the tricks of dragon training under the guise of escaping. Once Mildew fakes capture and the others escape, he teaches Alvin and they begin taming dragons]].
* EvilCounterpart: To both Stoick and Hiccup. He is a wise, but evil chief who leads through fear and a firm hold on power, where Stoick doesn't abuse his power in such a fashion. To Hiccup, who wants to make peace with dragons and possibly a world where all can be friends, Alvin wants dragons to conquer and destroy his enemies. [[spoiler: At the end of "We Are Family Part 2" it is shown the dragon he bonds with is a Whispering Death, Toothless' enemy.]]
* EvilPlan: Force Hiccup to tell him the secrets of Dragon Training so he can take over Berk. [[spoiler:He succeeds by tricking Hiccup into teaching Mildew, who has defected to the Outcasts.]]
* FauxAffablyEvil: Treats his heinous actions with the same air one would talk about the weather, but nonetheless clearly enjoys performing them.
* GeniusBruiser: Equally clever as he is strong; look at his gambit entries for proof.
* HesBack: As of "Cast Out, Part I".
* IHaveYourWife: [[spoiler:Threatened to kill Heather's parents if she didn't do as he commanded. He also used this on Hiccup with his dragon as the hostage, though that was merely part of a larger ploy.]]
* KnightOfCerebus: Also unlike Mildew, any episodes shown involving him are completely serious. The only thing he lacks to be a true threat is the ability to tame dragons [[spoiler: which he learns how to do in the season 1 finale]].
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Not the Alvin part, but certainly the "Treacherous" as he clearly has little intention of honoring a promise unless he can still get something out of it.
* NotSoDifferent: [[DiscussedTrope Discussed in the series]] with Snotlout. [[spoiler: Alvin was once a friend of Stoick's, making this resemblance even more uncanny.]]
* SmarterThanYouLook: He looks like some vicious thug yet he is brilliant strategist when it comes to getting what he wants.
* WeCanRuleTogether: to Hiccup at the climax of "Heather Report" part 2.
--> '''Alvin''': You know, Hiccup, with this book, your knowledge of dragons, and my knowledge of warfare, we could make quite TheTeam. How does that sound?\\
'''[[DeadpanSnarker Hiccup]]''': Uh... Insane? Demented? Delusional? ''Stupid?''
** Alvin admits afterwards he saw that coming. After all [[GenreSavvy who would trust a guy who earned the name "Treacherous"?]]
* WeUsedToBeFriends: In their youth, Alvin and Stoick were good friends, but since Stoick was the son of the chief he was always in command. One day, during a dragon attack on the village, Alvin went against orders and did things his way, resulting in high casualties. This ruined their relationship and Alvin's reputation and he was banished soon after Stoick became chief.
* WorthyOpponent: He seems to legitimately admire Hiccup's ability to tame dragons and creating the art of it. He even offered him a chance to join him.
* WouldHurtAChild: Has no qualms about attacking the group, even if they're just kids, and shows glee at the thought of seeing one of them eaten by a dragon.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness:
** Seems to be his favorite line to use, as Savage has commented he tells him that often if he was to fail. [[spoiler:When Astrid disguised as Heather returns to them, he planned to have her killed.]]
** Exploited with [[spoiler: Mildew]]. While it looked like he was doing this, it was actually [[spoiler:a BatmanGambit learn Hiccup's dragon taming techniques by proxy. It ''works'']]. Later played straight when [[spoiler:Mildew's plan with the Whispering Death eggs failed, but Mildew managed to talk his way out]].

!!Dragons

!!Toothless
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[[AC:Both Universes]]
* AdaptationalBadass: In the books he's a Basic Brown/Garden Dragon, one of the smallest, most common dragon species (the template for the Terrible Terrors in the movies) while in the films he's a Night Fury, a LightningBruiser phantom dragon nicknamed "the unholy offspring of Lightning and Death."
* [[DefrostingIceQueen Defrosting Ice Dragon]]: To say he was hostile to Hiccup at first is an understatement. In the books, he is selfish and mean to Hiccup, eating his food and not listening to him, however in the climax [[spoiler: he flies up a '''big dragonus giganticus maximus's nose, almost killing himself, to save his trainer]]
* {{Determinator}}: Nothing stops him from protecting Hiccup; not a cliff, not a chain, not other dragons.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: An interspecies example. With Hiccup, a Viking human.
* {{Tsundere}}: Toothless likes to switch among affectionate, aloof, and hostile at the drop of a hat.

[[AC:Book Universe]]
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: In the books he literally has no teeth. Eventually he grows a tooth near the end of the first book (though he loses it in a fight)
* SnarkKnight: He'll snark and let people know it, but he is also extremely loyal and protective of the ones he love.
* PorkyPigPronunciation: In the books. He has a stammer, yet can pronounce words perfectly, which is odd for a dragon with no teeth.
--> '''Toothless''': F-f-f-fish! w-w-want fish! Now!
--> '''Hiccup''': We don't have any fish
--> '''Toothless''': Ok then. Eat c-c-cat!

[[AC:Film & TV Universe]]
* AllAnimalsAreDogs: Or more precisely cats; Toothless's look in the film was inspired by the black panther and he has several cat-like tendencies mixed with canine traits.
* ArchEnemy: With the Whispering Death in "What Flies Beneath".
* ArtificialLimbs: Toothless has a very complicated artificial tail fin made for him by Hiccup.
* {{Badass}}: The premier example of {{Badass}} in this series, aside from Stoick.
** BadassAdorable: A fierce creature that likes having its belly rubbed.
* BerserkButton:
** Don't hurt Hiccup if you know what's good for you--he made sure a ''Monstrous Nightmare'' got the message.
** He ''really'' hates the Whispering Death. Just its presence makes Toothless fly into such a rage to the point he even disobeys Hiccup.
* [[BewareTheNiceOnes Beware The Cute Ones]]: When he's not in battle, he's like a cuddly pet.
* BreakoutCharacter: As soon as people saw the movie, they fell for him.
* CuteBruiser: A cuddly reptile that is also the most feared dragon.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Movie only, where he is a Night Fury, a dark coloured species with a semi-demonic look.
* NonIndicativeName: It's teeth are retractable, not missing.
* {{Deuteragonist}}
* TheDreaded: Implied to be this to (most) vikings by The Dragon Manual.
** NonIndicativeName: In the movies he has a full set of teeth that are retractable.
* {{Expy}}: In terms of face and limb structure, he looks a lot like [[LiloAndStitch Stitch]].
* FluffyTheTerrible[=/=]DeathbringerTheAdorable: His personal name is the former but his species name is the latter.
* GameFace: Toothless extends [[NonIndicativeName his teeth]] when eating or being aggressive.
* GeniusBruiser: Night Furies are the cleverest dragon species.
* GuileHero: Toothless must've been taking lessons on this from Hiccup, as in the season one finale, he stops eating and thereby forces his captors to remove his muzzle to try to force feed him. He immediately hits them with a plasma burst and tears off his remaining restraints, then swats the guards with his tail.
* HandicappedBadass: In the films, where one of his tail fins is lopped off by Hiccup early on.
* [[HappinessInSlavery Happiness In Handicap]]: ''In Gift of the Night Fury,'' Hiccup makes him a prosthetic tailfin that Toothless can control much like he does naturally, so he won't have to rely on Hiccup while flying. After retrieving Hiccup's helmet, which was lost at the beginning of the short, he destroys it because he prefers to have Hiccup as a mount.
** [[spoiler:In the trailer for the sequel, Hiccup has rigged up a new version which can switch between manual control and automatic so Toothless can fly solo. The latter is to accommodate Hiccup's new wingsuit, allowing him to fly alongside Toothless.]]
* InformedAbility:
** In the movie, Night Furies are said to be the fastest and never miss their mark. In the series, Toothless has missed a few times and Stormfly is said to be getting closer to his speed. Toothless does have a handicap, though, and by and large every target in the film was stationary (relatively or otherwise).
** Likewise, both the tie in ads and ''Defenders of Berk'' states that Night Furies only have six shots. Toothless regularly unleashes far more in a fight.
* MoodyMount: Sometimes he'll decide, on a whim, 'I want to barrel roll' and Hiccup will have to hold on.
* RedIsHeroic: His normal tailfin is with Berk's symbol also painted white on it.
* RevengeBeforeReason: Wouldn't even let Hiccup get on him to let him fly in "What Flies Beneath" because of his grudge with a Whispering Death, even though it meant he couldn't fly and was left at a serious disadvantage.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Toothless is essentially a giant, winged axolotl, complete with "gills" reimagined as an expressive fleshy crest on his neck.
* ShipperOnDeck: The look on his face after [[spoiler: Astrid pecked Hiccup's check in the movie]].
* SilentSnarker: In the movie. He is the most expressive dragon, primarily due to his size-changing pupils. He takes after a certain someone.

!!Hookfang
* TheDitz: He has shown to be rather... spacey.
** In one instance, Snotlout tries to prove their bond by leaping from Hookfang, who did not notice until Toothless informed him.
** Another time he did not notice Snotlout screaming due to watching a falling leaf.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold:
* RunningGag: Has a tendency to set the pants of his rider on fire. Good thing Gobber has his "iron skivies"!
* TookALevelInBadass [=/=] TookALevelInKindness: At the start of the movie, he was just as angry and Viking-hating as most dragons. In the season 1 finale [[spoiler:he acts to defend a bound Hiccup and Toothless without any order or request from Snotlout.]]
* VitriolicBestBuds: Sure, he sets Snotlout's pants on fire regularly, but when Snotlout is in genuine danger, Hookfang always comes through. Snotlout himself was clearly distressed when it looked like Hookfang would have to be put down in "Viking For Hire".

!!Stormfly
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A mood dragon in the books, belonging to Camacazi and a deadly Nadder in the movies, belonging to Astrid.

* AttackItsWeakPoint: Astrid tries to stop Stoick from grabbing Stormfly on the nose, as a Nadder's weak point is a blind spot directly in front of it. Stormfly thinks this trope is happening and panics. That said, Stormfly allows Astrid to touch her there when she hugs her dragon in "Heather Report" part 2.
* LightningBruiser: Almost as fast as Toothless.
* PowerUpFood: Astrid uses chicken to make her fly faster.
* SpikeShooter: All Deadly Nadders can shoot spikes from their tail, but Stormfly does it ''a lot'' in the TV series.
* TookALevelInBadass [=/=] TookALevelInKindness: At the start of the movie, she was just as angry and Viking-hating as most dragons. In the season 1 finale [[spoiler:she acts to defend a bound Hiccup and Toothless without any order or request from Astrid.]]
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Apparently, Stormfly will let anyone ride her, provided they feed her chicken first. It TastesLikeFriendship.


!!The Red Death
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* AdaptationNameChange: In the books known as The Green Death. Was, in the movie, a case of NoNameGiven, and as such, this section was previously listed under the dragon's literary name. It was changed after the dragon was referred to as The Red Death in a couple of recent episodes.
* BadBoss: See ImAHumanitarian.
* BigBad: It's the one forcing the other dragons to hunt for it, which drives them to attack the Viking village.
* BreathWeapon: Like all dragons its got one, but its breath weapon is one based on making ''pyroclastic clouds''. Nothing near it stands much of a chance, until our heroes get into the fight.
* DragonsAreDinosaurs: The Red Death looks like an unholy cross between a turtle, an ankylosaur and a large theropod, is as big as Godzilla, and worst of all, it can ''fly''. The overall cast of the monster gives the feel of a leftover primordial dragon, or perhaps even an ancient dragon deity.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: The first thing this draconian monstrosity does on-screen is swallow a Gronckle whole for not meeting its feed quota. It follows up that appetizer with an entire Hideous Zippleback - ''in one bite.''
* ExtraEyes: Further emphasizing its monstrous appearance in comparison to the smaller, UglyCute dragons.
* EvilIsBigger: This guy is the only out-and-out evil dragon and it's HUGE.
* GeniusBruiser: It's smart enough to know it'd get more food by forcing other dragons to work for it. When the vikings try to escape it after they find its lair? [[YouWillNotEvadeMe It destroys the ships so they]] ''[[YouWillNotEvadeMe can't.]]''
* GiantFlyer: It's as big as a mountain.
* HiveQueen: Lampshaded by Astrid, it appears to have some kind of influence over the dragons even at a distance. One scene implies this when Toothless appears to endanger the lives of Hiccup and Astrid by taking them neck deep into the heart of the dragons' nest for no other real logical reason. This also explains why the dragons don't just leave, [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen because they have no choice]].
* ImAHumanitarian: Perfectly willing to eat other dragons if given the opportunity. This is implied to be one of the reasons they're doing its bidding; if they don't, or fail to bring it enough, it will eat ''them''.
* TheJuggernaut: While the Red Death is chasing them, Hiccup and Toothless fly around, over and under large rocky outcroppings. The Red Death ''plows right through them.''
* {{Kaiju}}: A dragon the size of a truck would generally be considered large in this setting. The Red Death can (and does) swallow those whole.
** In the books he eats a younger version of his ''own kind''. Easy to believe, considering he considers normal dragons tasty snacks.
* LargeAndInCharge: The other dragons are like flies compared to it.
* LightningBruiser: It's astonishingly agile for its size when in the air but still no match in that department to Toothless.
* MadeOfExplodium: It's breath.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Assuming the thing doesn't reach your boats first.
* NonindicativeName: It's more of a sort of blue-grey in colour, though the name may be more to do with what happens whenever one shows up...
** A few rows of its unusual spikes are red in color as well. Maybe a similar case to the [[{{Holes}} Yellow-Spotted Lizard]], picking the least apparent feature for the name.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Book Universe]]

!!Main Vikings

!!Camicazi
Daughter of Big Boobied Bertha, chieftain of the Bog burglar tribe and enemy of Stoick the Vast.
* ActionGirl
* BadassAdorable
* StickyFingers
* {{Tomboy}}
* {{Tsundere}}: To a certain extent.

!!Big Boobied Bertha
Leader of the Bog Burglar tribe and enemy of Stoick the Vast.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Her name.
* VitriolicBestFriends: With Stoick. Bertha is always teasing him about his tribe's poor burglary skills, but they aren't arch-nemesis.

!!Dragons

!!Horror Cow
Fishleg's dragon in the books. A common-or-garden dragon, like Toothless, that is supposedly vegetarian. She is unwilling to kill animals and is a big sluggish to follow orders.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Movie & TV Universe]]

!!Main Vikings

!!Astrid Hofferson
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->Voiced by: America Ferrera (film and TV series)

* ActionGirl: She's a skilled Viking and originally first in her class. She always takes the front lines in the film. In the series, she's the only one to attack Alvin the Treacherous (Snotlout chickened out), despite the fact that he's a match for [[StoutStrength Stoick]] and thus way out of her league.
* AlwaysSecondBest: To Hiccup for Dragon Fighting [[spoiler:and then Dragon Riding]]. She doesn't mind it anymore in the series. To Snotlout for axe-throwing - she is very skilled, but it is mentioned that Snotlout always won the Thawfest festival, though if this year is the norm, that can be blamed by ''other candidates'' messing up her throws. This year it is Fishlegs.
* AnAxeToGrind: She is rarely seen without her hatchet. "Fright of Passage" shows that this has been the case since she was tiny.
* AngerBornOfWorry: She tends to get very angry at Hiccup when he does something incredibly foolish and not think things through.
* ArmorPiercingQuestion: Astrid is good at these, first asking Hiccup why he is acting so oddly and discovering Toothless as a result. She then breaks him out of a HeroicBSOD by asking [[spoiler:why he didn't kill Toothless when he had the chance]].
* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: Hiccup earned his later rank as lead dragon rider by [[BadassBookworm taming and riding Toothless.]] Astrid earned [[NumberTwo hers]] by [[ItMakesSenseInContext threatening Hiccup with an axe when she caught him doing so]]. She retains this role in the series by being the only rider adept at both aerial and ground combat and by being confident and competent enough to keep [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits all the others in line]].
* {{Badass}}: If you can [[spoiler:wrestle a wild Monstrous Nightmare to the ground with your bare hands]], you definitely qualify.
* BerserkButton:
** Do not try to harm [[ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend Hiccup]] or her dragon Stormfly.
** Before her defrosting, do not outshine her in training when you have been the worst in the class beforehand.
* BraidsOfAction: A shoulder length braid.
* BloodKnight: A more child-friendly example. She's fearless and enjoys the respect that other villagers give her for being good at fighting but she takes battle seriously and is the [[OnlySaneMan Only Sane Woman]] among the riders.
* CallBack: In "Fright of Passage", she directly quotes her dead uncle's last words before the [[spoiler: Flightmare killed him]].
* CanonForeigner: Present only in the movies and T.V. series.
* CassandraTruth: She figured out [[spoiler:Heather's schemes]]. Hiccup thought she was overreacting and everything else thought she was [[ClingyJealousGirl jealous]].
* CatchPhrase: "That was for [insert crime here]. ''That'' was for everything else."
* CrazyPrepared: If knocked out of the saddle onto Stormfly's tail, Astrid has trained Stormfly to do a tail flip which launches Astrid back within seconds.
* CuteBruiser: Especially when her sweet side kicks in.
* DeadpanSnarker: Has her moments and especially when Snotlout is hitting on her.
* DeathGlare: Astrid gives one to Hiccup when he's chosen over her as the champion of dragon training by the Elder, and a couple more to [[spoiler:Heather]].
* DefrostingIceQueen: When we see her in the beginning of the movie she is cold and distant to everyone, but after she meets Toothless and is taken on a trip with Hiccup, she warms up to them both.
* DudeMagnet: She has both Snotlout and Hiccup gawking over her. Although, Hiccup does have genuine feelings for her, while Snotlout just flirts with her. In the end, astrid chooses Hiccup (see SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan).
* {{Expy}}: Of Camicazi from the books.
* FreudianSlip: "Just because she's beautiful, people think she's not tough. But that doesn't mean you should underestimate me. Uh--her."
* GaussianGirl: Astrid's first appearance, as part of an UnflinchingWalk [[OutrunTheFireball away from a burning house]] in SloMo. The heat waves probably helped.
* GenkiGirl: Not a traditional example, but when Astrid is focused on something, she'll see it gets done with all her strength.
* GenreSavvy:
** In-film, she is suspicious of the worst-performing student suddenly rising to the top of the class and investigates Hiccup accordingly.
** In the series, [[spoiler:She is suspicious about the conditions surrounding Heather's back story, and gets more so once she spots her out in the middle of the night. She ends up being correct on her status as being a threat.]]
* GirlyBruiser: If her performing acrobatic jumps on the back of her dragon is any indication.
* GreenEyedMonster:
** In the movie, she is furious when Hiccup surpasses her in the dragon academy.
** Accused of it by Ruffnut in "Heather Report" when Hiccup takes a different girl for a ride on Toothless.
--> '''Ruffnut''': Looks like there's another hen in the rooster coop.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: See JerkWithAHeartOfGold and the fact she has beautiful, blonde hair.
* HotBlooded: She kind of has to be this with the life she and the other vikings on Berk have.
* ImNotHereToMakeFriends: According to Ferrera, Astrid follows the mindset of a competitive reality show contestant.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: She means well in that dragon combat ''is'' a daily matter of life and death in Berk, but she is very prideful and can be rather arrogant. She TookALevelInKindness in the movie, and kept it in the series where she is never outright rude - at worst she can be a DeadpanSnarker.
* KickTheSonOfABitch: Does so to Snotlout in "Fright of Passage".
--> '''Snotlout''': When the Flightmare comes, the Hofferson's freeze. Right, Astrid? You are a- ''(Astrid hurls a axe that almost kills him)'' ...Hofferson...
--> '''Fishlegs''': Legend has it that the Flightmare is so terrifying it actually freezes its prey in their tracks.\\
'''Snotlout''': Yeah, just ask Frozen Fin Hofferson, right Astrid? ''(Astrid slams him into the ground and puts her boot on his face)''
* LadyLegionnaireWear: Astrid's pteruges. It is the trope image.
* TheLancer: To Hiccup, both at the Dragon Academy and life in general. While Hiccup has Geek Physique, she is the picture of an ideal viking warrior; aggressive, strong and skilled in combat.
* {{Leitmotif}}: An excerpt from "Romantic Flight" plays during her introduction; violins are also a recurring instrument for her.
* LethalChef: For all her fighting talents, it would seem Astrid ''cannot'' cook. In ''Gift of the Night Dragon'', her Yaknog is so bad that even Hiccup (who swallowed raw, regurgitated fish) spat the stuff out.
* MasterOfDisguise: [[spoiler:She's able to pass herself as Heather when infiltrating the Outcasts and manipulate them into giving her the book of dragons and a dragon to escape on. It would have worked, except that the real Heather wasn't lying about her parents being held prisoner.]]
* MeaningfulName: "Astrid" is an old Norse name meaning "Divine Beauty". Hiccup is clearly awestruck during her introduction in the movie, and Snotlout also tries to get her attention. Astrid is also partnered with a Deadly Nadder, the most beautiful dragon species.
* NumberTwo:
** In the movie, this is Astrid's role in the climactic battle; directing the rest of Hiccup's flying corps in the fight against the Red Death while Hiccup tries to free Toothless.
** In the series, this is her position in the Dragon Academy because she's the second most skilled and no one's brave enough to tell her otherwise.
* OnlySaneWoman: Compared to the other trainees in the film, she is the only one to keep her cool and not lose herself to some quirk or another. This extends to the television show, usually sharing it with Hiccup (most of the time).
* PeekABangs: As pointed out in the DVD commentary, her pushing back her bangs later on in the story signifies her being open with her feelings, especially around Hiccup.
* PintSizedPowerhouse: Is seen carrying a sheep on her shoulders about the same size as one which Snotlout is carrying.
* PrettyInMink: Her [[http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20140116201123/howtotrainyourdragon/images/2/26/Astrid-httyd-2.jpg outfit in the sequel]] has a fur-trimmed hood, gloves, and a fur underskirt beneath her pteruges.
* RelationshipCeiling: Her relationship with Hiccup is held back in the TV show, although the ShipTease is rampant.
* SecretKeeper: Briefly in the movie: she figured out Hiccup was going off somewhere and agreed to keep Toothless a secret.
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: Hiccup is an AllLovingHero and she explictly stated in "Thawfest Games" that one of the things she admired most about him was [[GracefulLoser modesty in defeat]].
* SlapSlapKiss: Applies this literally to Hiccup; see Catch Phrase.
* {{Tomboy}}: An odd example because Berk is the land of [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy dragon killing vikings.]] A rough attitude and enjoying competition is ''normal'' in such a place and so would be expected.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Well, the Girly Girl compared to Ruffnut anyway.
* {{Tsundere}}: Type A in the movie; tsuntsun to everyone with deredere emerging later. In the series she mellows into type B. A typical example there would when an event touches on her affection for Hiccup she'll blush and then punch his shoulder as if to deny it.
** A less-than-typical example occurs in "The Thawfest Games." [[spoiler:After calling Hiccup out on being a bad winner, she punches his shoulder and then kisses him for doing the right thing; letting Snotlout win and keep his family's tradition.]]
* ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: She doesn't take kindly to threats against Hiccup.
* WeaponOfChoice: She ''really'' loves using her axe.
* TheWorldIsJustAwesome: Seeing this while on Toothless with Hiccup helps her realize dragons are not the chaotic evil she had been raised to believe and Hiccup had deeper hidden depths than she realized.

!!Tuffnut and Ruffnut Thorston
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->Voiced by: T.J. Miller (Tuffnut) (Film and TV series) and Kristen Wiig (Film)[=/=]Julie Marcus (Ruffnut) (TV series)

* ActionGirl: Ruffnut's a brash girl who loves [[StuffBlowingUp to blow stuff up.]]
* AffirmativeActionGirl: Why Ruffnut exists; without her the main cast would have only one girl.
* AmbiguousGender: Ruffnut and Tuffnut, as HalfIdenticalTwins. It's {{lampshade}}d in "Viking for Hire".
* AscendedExtra: Tuffnut, who was just another of Hiccup's classmates in the books, gets a larger role (and a sister) in the films.
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: They get distracted very easily by even the simplest thing. Even the old standby of using something metallic to create a bead of dancing light to amuse Terrible Terrors (like cats) can get them fascinated.
* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: More prevalent on Ruffnut's part because she can pull her brother out of danger's way in a heartbeat.
* [[TheBigGuy The Big Guy and Girl]]: If you want something blown up ask them. They'll be more than happy to do it!
* BookDumb: As expressed in this little gem:
-->'''Tuffnut:''' Wait, you mean ''read?''\\
'''Ruffnut:''' While we're still ''alive?''
* CanonForeigner: In the books Tuffnut didn't have a twin sister.
* CatchPhrase: Tuffnut has "[[MinorInjuryOverreaction Oh, I'm hurt! I am very much hurt!]]"
* {{Dumb Blonde}}s: It would be charitable to say there's one whole brain between them.
* [[DumbassHasAPoint Dumbasses Have a Point]]: When Snotlout [[spoiler:almost got Astrid killed and was disobeying Hiccup's suspension punishment]], the twins pointed out that either he should be expelled or Hiccup will risk loosing the respect of the other dragon riders. Even though they were mostly just trying to take his dragon pen for themselves, Astrid overheard that and was amazed that they had a point.
* EverybodyHatesMathematics: In the TV series, it's shown that they are horrible at counting. Somewhat justified in that they are effectively the official idiots of the team.
* {{Fearless Fool}}s: One of Hiccup's monologues notes that they "don't know when to be afraid."
* HalfIdenticalTwins: The only difference appears to be the fact that Ruffnut has braids and Tuffnut is slightly taller.
* HiddenDepths:
** Ruffnut was able to instantly realize that Meatlug laid eggs and was a girl, before Fishlegs was able to comprehend either.
** They also seem to have a love of exploring, so they tend to know quite a bit about Berk Island, including all the tunnels the Whispering Death hatchlings made. At least Ruffnut also seems to have a good memory for paths.
** When stuck in a trap and left alone with Barf and Belch, Tuffnut becomes surprisingly philosophical with them.
** While trying to save a beached Scauldron, Ruffnut bonds with it and keeps him calm as they help him. She names him "Scauldy" and even [[ImportantHaircut cuts off her braids]] to use as rope when they run out of rope for Scauldy's wing splint.
* LargeHam: Tuffnut.
* SiblingRivalry: Both of them are a classic case of the "bickering twins" stereotype.
* SiblingTeam: They ride the same dragon, so naturally they always work as a team in a fight.
* SlapstickKnowsNoGender: Ruffnut is just as prone to comedic abuse and injuries as her brother. Not only she doesn't mind, but she enjoys the abuse as much as her brother.
* ThemeTwinNaming: They're both nuts.
* {{Token Evil Teammate}}s: Downplayed, but they are definitely the "bad guys" compared to the rest of the group. Both of them mention that their motivation for doing most things is [[StuffBlowingUp seeing things get destroyed (typically through their dragon)]], [[ThePrankster conducting pranks all around Berk]], or just simply getting themselves injured for no reason other than fun. When they find out the metal dragon perches they've been building are to help stop buildings collapsing from under the weight of dragons, they feel betrayed that they were coerced into helping things ''not'' break. Of course they are noble when it comes to genuinely helping others.
* {{Tomboy}}: Ruffnut in a way similar to Astrid.
* TookALevelInDumbass: Ruff and Tuff weren't the brightest in the movie or the specials, but they weren't particularly stupid either. Mainly, Tuffnut was just egotistical, and no more so than Snotlout. Come the TV show, they've been downgraded into the DumbMuscle of the team, completely missing things such as what Hiccup and Astrid are trying to convey when they say [[Film/FightClub there is no Dragon Flight Club]] while trying to recruit them into it.
* TooKinkyToTorture: Whenever someone jokes about a plan involving one of them getting seriously injured or sacrificed, the usual response is that they're happily to oblige.
* [[UseYourHead Use Your Heads]]: They cracked nuts on each others heads while watching lightning rain down on Berk.
* VitriolicBestBuds: They're never seen apart and usually hitting each other. The behavior extends to their dragon.
* WouldHitAGirl: Tuffnut has no qualms about beating up his sister. Though, to be fair, Ruffnut usually asks him to, seems to enjoy getting beaten up, and certainly hits him back.

!!Gothi, the village Elder
A tiny old woman. She is a respected elder of the village who not only selects the top graduate of the Dragon Academy back when they killed them, but also is the auger of the village.

* CoolOldLady: Don't let the fact she doesn't speak fool you, she will hit you if you bad mouth her.
* DemotedToExtra: According to some behind-the-scenes content, Gothi was intended to be a Mage who would've foretold of Hiccup making peace with the Dragons and the Vikings. However the writers felt it took up too much time for her to be established and that Hiccup's friendship with Toothless was a better indicator of what was to happen in the film.
* [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep Everyone Calls Her Gothi]]: In old Norse, Gothi is the title of a priest, not an actual name. Admittedly, it is the masculine form, but it still fits with her use of divination and general reverence from the community.
* NoExceptYes: According to rumor, she can tell you when you will die by looking at your fingernails. Gobber assures Astrid and Fishlegs this is completely wrong. She looks at your tongue.
* MiniatureSeniorCitizens: She is the shortest adult. She's even shorter than any of the teens.
* ScrewPolitenessImASenior: Has no problem smacking Gobber in the face with her staff for smart remarks.
* TheVoiceless: She has yet to speak a word, communicating through traced images instead.

!!Spitelout Jorgenson
-> Voiced by: David Tennant (Film and TV Series)
* ActorAllusion: Sort of. David Tennant read for the How To Train Your Dragon audio book series.
* DadTheVeteran: Like every other adult, he fought in the war against the dragons.
* KickTheDog: In "Race To Fireworm Island", he callously suggests Snotlout get a new dragon after Hookfang falls ill, comparing the Nightmare to a broken sword.
* TheRival: To Stoick, but only in the Thawfest games. It's implied they were direct rivals when they competed, which is now done indirectly through their sons.
* SoreLoser: He doesn't like the idea of his family losing a ''single'' Thawfest game.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: His son looks like a smaller, beardless version of him.

!!Bucket and Mulch
->Voiced by: Tom Wilson and Tim Conway (TV series)

* [[AcheyScars Achey Bucket]]: The tightness of Bucket's bucket is usually a sign of a large storm.
* ArtificialLimbs: Mulch is missing his left hand and right leg, both replaced in the same manner as Gobber, and Bucket has lost his right hand in addition to half his brain.
* BewareTheSillyOnes: Turns out the two goofballs are just as badass as any Viking from Berk, in "View to a Skrill, Part One" they were outnumbered by Berserkers and ''still'' nearly won the fight.
* BigGuyLittleGuy: Bucket is a large rectangle of a man compared to short, spherical Mulch.
* BucketHelmet: Bucket, naturally, in contrast to his fellow Vikings. Even so, he took a mace to the head and wasn't even dazed.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Bucket, as a result of a dragon-induced traumatic brain injury that "cracked his skull". He wears a BucketHelmet and has some obvious memory and attention problems for which Mulch serves as...
* CloudcuckoolandersMinder: Mulch frequently gives the forgetful Bucket verbal prompts, and tries to find him when he wanders off.
* DemotedToExtra: seen frequently in the first season, they haven't been seen at all in the second one.
* DisabilitySuperpower: "When he (Bucket) lost half his brain...he suddenly became an artist." Not just ''any'' artist either, but the best in Berk.
* TheGuardsMustBeCrazy: Bucket is a terrible guard because [[spoiler:he didn't call for help or even calmly look inside Heather's cell before opening it and getting knocked out.]]
* HiddenDepths: Who knew that Bucket was a talented painter?
* ThoseTwoGuys: When seen apart, it's only because Bucket has wandered off.
* TrueCompanions: To Gobber and Stoick. When [[spoiler:Mildew was driving a mob against Toothless]] they stayed loyal to Stoick because he is their Chief.

!!Mildew
->Voiced by: Creator/StephenRoot (TV series)

* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Despite his ability to sway public opinion against the dragons, Mildew is widely disliked amongst the adult Vikings; so much that they collectively ''decided'' to build his house well outside of Berk proper. When they recall surviving a blizzard, his fellow townsfolk speak of him thusly:
--> '''Bucket''': It took us a week just to dig Mildew out.
--> '''Mulch''': And the rest of our lives to wonder why we bothered.
* AnimalNemesis: {{Downplayed| Trope}}. Mildew deeply resents the presence of the Dragons, and conspires to see them exiled from Berk. [[spoiler: In "Dragon Flower", he poisons them.]].
* BestialityIsDepraved: Implied as strongly as a kids' show can - the wall of his hut contains paintings of his three wives and his pet sheep, leading Hiccup to make the obvious conclusion.
* BigBad: As close as the TV series has to a main villain. Alvin the Treacherous is a bigger threat, but not around enough to count. [[spoiler: As of "We Are A Family, Part 2" Mildew has become the Evil Genius of the Outcasts which makes Alvin the true Big Bad.]]
* TheBluebeard: {{Implied|Trope}}. Mildew is thrice-widowered, and the obvious, wistful joy he takes in reminiscing about his wives' funerals is both disturbing and suspicious.
* DestroyTheEvidence: From his years of dragon hunting he has a pair of Zippleback boots and claw of a Monstrous Nightmare. He used to frame those two for some crimes and once the dragons are gone, he tossed them into the ocean.
* EvilCounterpart: to Hiccup. Both are outcasts in Berk [[spoiler: who finally managed to find their place through dragon training. Mildew just needed to become another kind of Outcast to make it work.]]
* EvilGenius: Of the Outcasts as of of the season finale. He teaches dragon training.
* EvilGloating:
** Mildew tends to this whenever he thinks he's notched a petty victory against Hiccup, though his intent is usually undermined by Hiccup's tendency to carefully consider the implications of whatever Mildew has said when trying to solve a problem.
** In "Alvin and the Outcasts," Mildew makes the mistake of prematurely gloating over Hiccup's likely capture in front of the ''much'' more-direct Astrid, who simply [[TalkToTheFist punches Mildew's lights out]] before he can alert Alvin of Hiccup's whereabouts.
* EvilOldFolks: He's the oldest person on the island is constantly plotting evilly against the kids.
* EvilPlan: Banish/kill every dragon on Berk. His rationale is that they're AlwaysChaoticEvil. Hiccup usually defeats him by proving [[AlwaysLawfulGood the opposite.]]
* FaceHeelTurn: He wasn't exactly on the side of Hiccup, but this still applies considering he is on the Outcasts' side at the end of season 1.
* GrumpyOldMan: The ill-tempered town crank who loathes the dragons and the nuisance they pose to both his property and Berk. His status is {{lampshaded}} by Gobber in "How to Start a Dragon Academy"
-->'''Gobber''': Ah, here's Mildew with the complaint o' the day.
* HeroicSacrifice: Stays behind on Outcast Island to help the group escape at the end of "We Are A Family Part 2" [[spoiler:S ubverted because he planned on staying to teach Alvin how to tame dragons]].
* {{Irony}}: [[spoiler: Berk's number one dragon hater becomes the Outcast's number one dragon trainer.]]
* JerkassHasAPoint: When introduced, Mildew is unable to sleep for the dragons tromping about on his roof, and he finds they've decimated his crops. He's entirely correct to point out the dragons' destructive potential, and that they can't be allowed to run loose and destroy property. He also does this unintentionally, since his observations of Hiccup's failures, while [[EvilGloating calculatedly mocking]], are astute enough that Hiccup inevitably uses them as a source of advice.
** {{Jerkass}}: For every other time.
* KarmaHoudini: Every time Mildew does something that would warrant severe punishment, he is able to hide the evidence or [[ManipulativeBastard manipulate things]] so that he wouldn't be directly blamed, otherwise he wouldn't be on Berk for long.
** He gets away with [[spoiler: framing the dragons and rendering the village vulnerable to attack from the Outcasts, and the only real "punishment" he suffers is the dragons earning their way back into the village.]] Stoick is suspicious, however, and Hiccup makes it clear he'll be watching.
** Subverted beautifully for Mildew in "Dragon Flower" where it looks like he was going to get away with [[spoiler: trying to poison and kill the dragons]], but starts suffering [[AmusingInjuries amusing injuries one after another]] near the end. The only thing more appropriate would have been exile. Not only that, but he is on Stoick's bad side for his actions, who is now aware he is trying to do any act to get rid of the Dragons.
** As of "When Lightning Strikes" Tuffnut and Snotlout came up with a way to get him back for turning the town on Toothless in that episode: put a stature of Thor that is essentially a giant lightning rod right outside his front door. He gets zapped right before the credits.
* LeanAndMean: Mildew is notably the wiriest of all the adult Vikings, with a reputation as a sourpuss.
* MotiveDecay: His motive has downgraded from driving the dragons out of Berk to getting rid of Hiccup and Toothless. [[spoiler: By the end of the first season his motives have decayed to the point that he is willing to abandon his home and side with someone who himself wants to train dragons, JUST to prove he is superior to Hiccup. His speech about outsmarting Hiccup is full of pride and glee; the previous times Hiccup has beaten him have really gotten to him).]]
* NonHumanSidekick: His pet sheep, Fungus.
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: Started out as more of an annoyance than an actual threat, but as the series continues, he's been getting more and more heinous in his actions. [[spoiler:He comes dangerously close to getting them banished and then tries to outright ''kill'' them with poisonous flowers.]] Then comes the "We Are a Family" two-parter, where he [[spoiler:betrays Berk and tricks Hiccup into teaching him how to train dragons so he can pass the knowledge onto Alvin]].
* PickOnSomeoneYourOwnSize: Even when he feels he's gotten his way, Mildew doesn't hesitate to personally antagonize the Viking teenagers, especially Hiccup.
* RetiredBadass: Mildew uses a [[BladeOnAStick large glaive]] decorated with several dragons' teeth as a walking staff, and his home is decorated with a painting of him delivering a CoupDeGrace to a dragon, a mounted dragon skull, several weapons and other dragon-related {{Battle Troph|y}}ies.
* TheSocialExpert: He displays several of these traits, most of them the very reasons he can be threatening, primarily to avoid being expelled from the Island or just antagonizing Hiccup. "When Lightning Strikes" shows he is fully capable of downright exploiting the irrationality and fear of the residents against Toothless to a frightening effect. This almost got Toothless boarded on a boat to nowhere that Stoick was unable to stop because of the panic everybody was in.
* StaffOfAuthority: He likes waving his spear about when fear mongering or some other plan to get rid of dragons.
* VillainDecay: Inverted. He becomes increasingly more dangerous as the series progresses. From [[spoiler: getting the dragons expelled for awhile, to nearly killing them with poison, to manipulating a crowd against Hiccup and Stoick. Then he defects to the Outcasts and becomes Alvin's dragon trainer.]]
* VillainTeamUp: Sides with the Outcasts to capture Hiccup and Toothless. Then he tricks Hiccup into teaching him how to train dragons while pretending to have been betrayed by them, allowing him to teach Alvin after he is "captured" during Hiccup's escape.

!!Valka
->Voiced by: Creator/CateBlanchett

A new character appearing in ''How
to Train Your Dragon 2'', [[spoiler:and Hiccup's long-lost mother.]]

* BadassFamily: She's Stoick's wife and seems to have tamed hundreds of dragons. Her son takes after her.
* TheBeastmaster: She has been training and guarding an entire secret island of dragons.
* BraidsOfAction: Wears her hair in a long single braid.
* FreudianTrio: With [[spoiler: her husband, Stoick and son, Hiccup. She is the Id to her husband's Ego and son's Superego.]]
* MissingMom: Or at least was missing for a very long time.
* [[RaisedByWolves Raised By Dragons]]: She is mentioned to be "feral" by the creators, having lived with dragons as her only company for about fifteen years. She easily crawls on all fours and gives commands with body language rather than speaking.
* RapunzelHair: Her single braid reaches to her waist.
* SignificantGreenEyedRedhead
* WalkingSpoiler

!!The Outcasts

!!Savage
->Voiced by: Paul Rugg

* BadassMustache: He's beardless so it's that much more notacible.
%%* DeadpanSnarker: Has his moments
* TheDragon: The head minion to Alvin.
* GenreSavvy: As shown in "The Iron Gronckle" when he finds something bigger than what was supposed to be there with only him and two goons...
--> '''Savage:''' Let's not stick around to find out what it is!
* MeaningfulName: He's an evil barbarian who delights in the misfortune of others. He was looking foward to [[spoiler: Heather's]] YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness fate.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast
* YesMan: He has learned very quickly that disagreeing with Alvin, unless one has absolute proof Alvin is wrong, is a very poor career choice.

!!Heather
->Voiced by: Creator/MaeWhitman

A girl that washes up on the beach of Berk and is taken in by Hiccup. [[spoiler: She's a spy for Alvin to learn the secrets of dragon taming. She does this because Alvin has her parents.]]

* AntiVillain: Type IV, she isn't actually evil at all.
* ApologeticAttacker: [[spoiler:She apologized to Bucket after knocking him out to escape.]]
* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:Comes in riding Stormfly to save the group from Alvin.]]
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Subverted: she's a sheep acting like a bitch acting like a sheep.
* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: Says her parents aren't with her because they died in a pirate attack. [[spoiler:Turns out, [[IHaveYourWife they were being held hostage by Alvin]] to force her to be TheMole.]]
* CryingWolf: No one believes her when she says Alvin had her parents because of her stealing the book.
* GenreSavvy: [[spoiler: While she charms the males into revealing bits and pieces of info about their dragons, she heads straight to the book when gaining intelligence on the Deadly Nadder because she knows that Astrid wouldn't divulge information. Of course Astrid expected that.]]
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Saves the Berk crew at the end of her two-parter.]]
* HelloNurse: Shortly after meeting the Dragon Academy she has all the boys drooling over her.
* HoneyPot: [[spoiler:Her mission from Alvin is to charm the boys and learn about dragons from them.]]
* [[IHaveYourWife I Have Your Parents]]: Alvin threatened to kill her parents unless she did as he said.
* TheIngenue: Sweet and innocent [[spoiler: [[BitchInSheepsClothing and playing the boys for suckers by pretending to be so.]] Astrid calls her on the 'innocent routine'.]]
* TheMole: A spy planted by Alvin to learn about dragon training.
* TastesLikeFriendship: Stormfly is particularly friendly when Heather feeds her chicken. Astrid is not amused.
* TheVamp: [[spoiler:G-rated version; she only flatters.]]


!!The Berserkers

!!Dagur the Deranged
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->Voiced by: David Faustino

The leader of the Berserker tribe, taking control from his father Oswald the Agreeable, and, it is implied, killing him. Now, Dagur seeks war where he can find it and Berk was barely able to keep the peace.

* AntagonisticOffspring: Implied to have been this offscreen for his dad before murdering him.
* AxCrazy: He's known to have done several really cruel things to some of the Vikings teens, such as locking Fishlegs in a cage for three days and using Hiccup as a knife-throwing target. This is more apparent when arrives. He later tries to behead half of the twins' Zippleback and in "The Night and The Fury" he is actively hunting dragons.
* {{Badass}}: Fought Alvin one-on-one and held his own. While Alvin did get the upper-hand eventually, that's pretty impressive against a guy who can match Stoick.
* BadBoss: If his behavior in "A View to a Skrill" means anything, he is this to the tribe given he nonchalantly threw one of his soldiers off the boat for disagreeing with his order and [[BlackComedy continuously did so several more times when he got back on it]].
* BigBad: As of "A View to a Skrill", he has seemingly killed Alvin and usurped control of the Outcasts.
* BloodKnight: He is eager to fight and by ''eager' we mean "looking for any excuse to declare war". He brought an armada with him just in case, and claims there's fifty thousand soldiers in it. He also brought the Armada to hunt dragons on Dragon Island later on.
* BrokenPedestal: Of a very strange sort with Hiccup. After "Twinsanity" where [[spoiler:he sees Hiccup fighting "a Night Fury", he comes to see Hiccup as this awesome Viking who succeeded against something no Viking had ever before won.]] When they meet in "The Night and the Fury" he wants to [[spoiler:kill a Night Fury together with Hiccup, going so far as to call Hiccup his "brother."]] Upon learning [[spoiler:Hiccup had deceived him and was no longer killing dragons but training them,]] he goes back to hating Hiccup but [[ItsPersonal on a more personal level.]]
* TheCaligula: They don't call him "Dagur the Deranged" for nothing.
* DirtyCoward: He never goes anywhere without the Berserker armada close at hand. [[spoiler: In the season two finale, he begs Hiccup for help when Alvin captures him.]]
* EvilCounterpart: To Hiccup. They are both sons of viking chiefs, but while Hiccup is intelligent and compassionate, Dagur is dimwited and brutish. While Hiccup respects his father and seeks to earn his approval, Dagur utterly despised his father (to the point of supposedly killing him) and often insults his memory.
** Considers Hiccup to be very similar to himself.
* EvilLaugh: He tends to have long, slightly creepy laughs. Considering his mental state, he might be considered LaughingMad.
* EvilPlan: He thinks Berk is hiding an army of dragons; he wants to find it for a pretex of declaring war on Berk.
* {{Expy}}: He is a viking version of [[IronManArmoredAdventures Justin Hammer]]. They are the opposite to the main character, took over his father's tribe/business, and both are heavily implied to have killed their father to gain it. Oh yeah, and they are both AxCrazy [[PsychopathicManchild Psychopathic Manchildren]].
* FieryRedhead: Brief shots of the braid sticking out from under his helmet show he has red-ish hair.
* HairTriggerTemper: Very quick to anger.
* HornyVikings: His helmet could make {{ComicBook/Loki}} envious.
* InLoveWithYourCarnage: Somewhat. He mentioned to Hiccup that he couldn't stop thinking about him and how well he handled Toothless (thinking it was a wild Night Fury) and mentions how he thinks he should kill Stoick to become chief, before getting pissed when he learned the truth.
* JabbaTableManners: Subverted in that he despises people who smack their lips while eating, and threatens to remove Tuffnut's legs for doing so. The only reason he doesn't is because Tuffnut impresses him with a poem.
* {{Jerkass}}: The guy is one enormous prick that also is ''extremely'' unhinged, to put it mildly.
* KnifeNut: Finds enjoyment in throwing knives at Hiccup. [[HyperspaceArsenal Throws a Hel ton of them at Hiccup]] in ''The Night and the Fury''
* MysteriousInformant: Might have one of these since he knew about the domesticated dragons.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: In a ''stark'' contrast to his father.
* NeverSpeakIllOfTheDead: Stoick was close to flipping out and murdering him because he was constantly berating his father, even under the threat of a war. Considering he was seeking war, and his surprising amount of intellect, it was likely on purpose.
* PretextForWar: His goal is to find one, just for the sake of war.
** As of "The Night and The Fury", [[spoiler: he has it now that he knows that Berk has dragons.]]
* SelfMadeOrphan: It's heavily implied that he killed his father, as he says he "retired," repeatedly refers to him in the past tense, and (most tellingly) does a mock impression of his father cowering while telling Dagur to put down the axe.
** Implied no more in "The Night and The Fury" where he mentions 'disposing' his father and being willing to do so to Stoick so Hiccup could take control.
* SmarterThanYouLook: For an AxCrazy [[TheCaligula Caligula]], his conversation with Hiccup shows that Dagur might be more savvy than his sociopathic tendencies would suggest.
* TheSociopath: Even though The Berserkers are mentioned to be psychotic in battle, they're all well-mannered compared to this guy.
* TeensAreMonsters: He appears to be a teenager, is batshit insane, is known to have been rude to Hiccup and others, and is implied to have killed his father.
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: Gives this order [[spoiler:about Hiccup after the events of "The Night and the Fury."]]
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [[spoiler: It's unknown what Alvin did to him in the Season 2 finale.]]

!!Oswald The Agreeable

The previous leader of The Berserkers, and Dagur's father. In the past, he made a peace treaty with Berk that had been upheld for over fifty years. While liked by Berk, his power was respected and Berk takes steps to make it clear that they were not doing anything to threaten them. However, before the latest treaty signing, it is implied Oswald died of unspecified circumstances, and either way his son Dagur took command of the tribe.

* ExtremeDoormat / NiceGuy: Dagur believes he was the former, while Berk considers him the latter.
* NamesToTrustImmediately: What's not to like about a guy whose epitaph is 'the Agreeable'?
* PosthumousCharacter: Implied in "Twinsanity" and then confirmed in "The Night and The Fury", with Dagur discussing how he and Hiccup both had 'fathers who had to be disposed of so they could rule'.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Stoick thought he was a great leader and got extremely ticked off anytime Dagur insulted him.


!!Dragons

!!Thornado

* {{Badass}}: It is said to get its power from Thor himself. This is an exaggeration but it's easy to see how the legend started. He easily dodged one of Toothless' fire blasts.
* BirdsOfAFeather: Big and strong and stubborn, just like its rider.
* DemotedToExtra: Other than his introduction episode he's had only minor parts. More notable in that he is the Chief's dragon and yet we only see Toothless eating near the family table. Even if he doesn't fit inside the house (his mouth is wider than Stoick's body) you would still expect him to pop up more. [[spoiler:Then he gets PutOnABus to protect some adolescent Thunderdrums on Dragon Island.]]
* FireForgedFriends: Bonded with Stoick by fighting off a horde of wild boars.
* MeaningfulName: Blending 'Thor' because of Thunderdrom's legendary connection to the lightning god and 'tornado' because of its strength.
* PapaWolf: To a group of adolescent Thunderdrums in "Bing! Bang! Boom!", so much so that [[spoiler:Stoick ultimately sets Thornado free to protect them on Dragon Island.]]
* SmallNameBigEgo: Stoick recited the legend about Thunderdroms in front of it and now "it won't answer to anything else" than Thornado.
* [[SmarterThanYouLook Smarter Than It Looks]]: His design is even more ridiculous and exagerrated than most of the other dragons, and when you see him going straight at Toothless with his mouth ''wide open'', you expect him to suffer the same fate as one Terrible Terror in the movie. Except that he dodges Toothless' blast and immediately goes back into the water, where he can hide and pull surprise attacks on the Vikings.
** He [[FridgeBrilliance Doesn't even have the ability to fall for that fate]] given [[MakeMeWannaShout his unique breath weapon]].

!!Meatlug

* {{Acrofatic}}: Rather subtle in that Meatlug can keep up with the group despite her appearance and the fact the rider is Fishlegs; she is also pretty agile in combat too. Her short wings and it's hover ability also make her far more resistant against strong winds than normal dragons with large wings.
* BruiserWithASoftCenter: Fishlegs mentions several times that she is as much a sweetheart as she is a hitter.
* ExtremeOmnivore: Gronckles can eat rocks and regurgitate them as flaming boulders. Meatlug and Fishlegs have trained so she can do this in combat by catching catapulted enemy boulders ''in her mouth'' and sending them back.
* {{Fartillery}}: Can stun a [[spoiler:whispering death]] that was coming at her backside.
* GentleGiant: She's about as sensitive and sweet-natured as a flying tank can get.
* PlatonicLifePartners: Has the closest relationship with her rider, after Toothless.
* TookALevelInBadass [=/=] TookALevelInKindness: At the start of the movie, she was just as angry and Viking-hating as most dragons. In the season 1 finale [[spoiler:she acts to defend a bound Hiccup and Toothless without any order or request from Fishlegs.]]


!!Barf and Belch
* {{Expy}}: Of the fact that Ruffnutt and Tuffnutt are twins. Barf and Belch even mirror some of their fights.
* OrganAutonomy: Ruffnutt and Tuffnutt know if they're on the wrong head. They also hug each head separately when bidding goodbye at one point.
* StuffBlowingUp: The heads together have the highest firepower of the main five.
* TookALevelInBadass [=/=] TookALevelInKindness: At the start of the movie, they were just as angry and Viking-hating as most dragons. In the season 1 finale [[spoiler:they act to defend a bound Hiccup and Toothless without any order or request from the twins.]]
* UndyingLoyalty: Barf and Belch will try it's best to follow ''all'' of the twins commands, even if the commands contradict each other and force the dragon into a stall.
* WonderTwinPowers: Separately, the heads aren't as dangerous since the gas is merely an annoyance and the spark isn't powerful. Together, they can create huge detonations.

!!Academy Terrible Terrors

A group of Terrible Terrors trained by the riders on a bet made by Fishlegs and Snotlout.

Hiccup's Terror, Sharpshot, a loyal little dragon trained to shoot with impressive accuracy.\\
Astrid's Terror, a StealthExpert.\\
Fishlegs's Terror, Iggy, which he trained to fetch objects by cue cards.\\
Snotlout's Terror, which he "trained" to bite things (mostly himself) and be nearly impossible to remove once it does.\\
Ruffnut and Tuffnut's twin Terrors, Butt and Head, which they trained to run into each other.

* ChekhovsGun: All their unique skills came in handy for rescuing Meatlug from the Outcasts.
* EarlyBirdCameo: Each of the Terrors uses a model that was seen around Berk before. For example, Snotlout's was the one that was knocked out by Gobber's stench.
* InstantMessengerPigeon: Fishlegs and Hiccup train their Terrors to be this.
* MythologyGag: Hiccup's Terror, Sharpshot, matches up closely with Book!Toothless as Toothless' species in the books were the source for Terrible Terrors.

!!Torch
->First introduced in "The Terrible Twos"

Originally a baby Typhoomerang (a then-unknown dragon species) that Hiccup discovers, he eventually returns to his mother after a short misunderstanding. He later returns in "Zippleback Down", fully grown.

* TheBusCameBack: In "Zippleback Down".
* {{Flashback}}: How his true identity is revealed in "Zippleback Down".
* GiganticAdultsTinyBabies: When he was young, he was Terrible Terror-size. As an adult, he is larger than any academy dragon by two easily.
* [[ShesAllGrownUp He's All Grown Up]]: In "Zippleback Down".
* SiblingRivalry: Torch and Toothless can't stand one another. In "The Terrible Twos", Toothless resented Torch due to how much attention Hiccup was giving him. It got worse when he found out that his mother was looking for Torch, to which Hiccup mistook Toothless as hating him. However once Torch returned in "Zippleback Down", their rivalry seemed to have watered down, but only too where Torch will save Toothless if necessary. They will still batter fiercely while in the prescence of Hiccup.
* TookALevelInBadass: With growing to adult size, Torch can carry three of the teens, Barf and Belch, and Toothless with ease. His firepower has increased as well.

!!Screaming Death
->Introduced: "Tunnel Vision"
An offshoot of the Whispering Death, the Screaming Death is five times the size and proportionately dangerous. It gets its name from its dragon-disorienting scream, specifically coined by Tuffnut. [[NothingIsScarier And this dragon is a complete unknown, with no entry into the Book of Dragons.]]

* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: Has the command over several Whispering Deaths and pretty much hands Berk its ass on a silver platter without so much as trying.
* {{Badass}}: Its a variant of the Whispering Death doing a Green Death impersonation; what do you expect?
* BrownNote: Its scream causes other dragons to become disoriented while commanding the loyalty of the smaller Whispering Death.
* [[PersonOfMassDestruction Dragon of Mass Destruction]]: Can basically cave in and sink '''islands''' without breaking a sweat.
* TheDreaded: In his second appearance, Astrid is ''terrified'' of it.
* [[EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas Even Giant Dragons Love Their Mothers]]: The motivation for his rampage throughout the season.
* EvilAlbino: Every bit as hostile as Whispering Death, but much larger.
* {{Expy}}: To the Red Death. Their names are similar, it has several dragons under its command, is quite large, can shrug off everything, and are antagonists.
* {{Foil}}: To Toothless. While Toothless is DarkIsNotEvil and has a rider, The Screaming Death invokes LightIsNotGood, has no rider, and commands its own dragons.
* GiantMook: It's a larger version of the Whispering Death.
* HeelFaceTurn: Somewhat. Just not antagonistic anymore.
* TheJuggernaut: Even the Green Death flinched at Toothless' Plasma Blasts.
* LargeAndInCharge: Its larger than its relatives and commands their loyalty.
* LightningBruiser: Very fast and agile, can fire like a machine gun, and shrugs off ''everything''.
* LightIsNotGood: A pure-white dragon that is downright vicious.
* MadeOfIron: Rams headfirst through a bunch of rock pillars and then headlong into a giant rock formation, the latter only managing to knock it out for a few seconds. The collapsing rock face damaged its much more fragile wings, however, but it wasn't going to let it stop him.
** As it gets bigger, it even no sells the types of rock formations that almost got it killed in its first appearance and causes them to shatter into enough pieces it does not have to worry about its wings. It also takes the combined attacks of at least twenty dragons and shows no wear or tear from repeated spine attacks, fireballs, and being rammed by Gronckles.
* MakeMeWannaShout: The aforementioned BrownNote, disorienting dragons mid-flight while it screams. But fortunately, it does not cause sonic booms like the Thunderdrum.
* MoreDakka: The Screaming Death shoots fireballs like a machine gun.
* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily: Similar to the Whispering Death, but it doesn't have the Langolier-like mouth.
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* SmarterThanYouLook: Lampshaded by Hiccup when it realizes it was being distiracted from destroying Dragon Island.
* SpikeShooter: Just like the Whispering Death, except they're spikes the size of spears.
* TookALevelInBadass: If it wasn't bad enough, it ends up bigger and near-invincible in its second appearance.
* TunnelKing: Just like its smaller counterparts.
** Except as it grows, its capable of bringing down entire ''islands'' from its tunneling.
* WeakenedByTheLight: Played with. Despite being albino, it is attracted to light, instead of retreating from it. But, as Hiccup figures out...
--> "Attracted to the light? That can be a weakness, too!"
** [[ItOnlyWorksOnce Subverted when it returns]], however, as it no longer is attracted to the light, or at least learned to ignore it.
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* AllThereInTheManual: The Book of Dragons is this.
** In one the shorts, The Book of Dragons, we learn about several more dragons. Some have appeared in the show proper, others, like the Snaptrapper and Timberjack, haven't.
** {{Foreshadowing}} / EarlyBirdCameo: A lot of times, dragons that are shown or mentioned in the book pop up later in shorts of the television series itself.
* BreathWeapon: Almost all dragon species have them, and most commonly they breath fire, which is created by expelling a flammable gas and then igniting it with sparks from a mechanism in the mouth/throat. Certain species have more unique weapons, though.
* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily: Generally, the bigger the head the more teeth it has. The current kings, however, are the Whispering Death (which has six rows of teeth that can rotate like a rock-cutter) and the Snaptrapper (which has four heads, each of which has three toothy jaws).
* PredatorsAreMean: There's a certain invocation of this. Canonically, all of the "friendly" species of dragon are piscovores (fish-eaters) and have no interest in animal flesh. Those few that explicitly or implicitly do eat non-fish meat, however, have been villains -- first the Whispering Death, and then the Flightmare, who explicitly eats humans to boot.
* UnreliableNarrator: Several facts about the book are shown to be wrong, including that the Scauldron DOES have venom ("Dragon Flower"), and in regards to some dragon types it knows nothing (case in point: Night Furies).

!!Terrible Terror
->Introduced: the ''HowToTrainYourDragon'' movie.
Small Stoker class dragons, Terrible Terrors may be small but they are no less dangerous than their larger kin amongst the dragons.

* InstantMessengerPigeon: Hiccup and Fishlegs turn them into this in "Appetite for Destruction".
* KillerRabbit: They are about the size of a medium-sized cat. That won't stop them from attacking larger foes. The fact that, according to the Book of Dragons short, they're social dragons who tend to hang out in dozens-strong packs, makes them even more dangerous.
* MythologyGag: They look just like the book's version of Toothless.
* PintsizedPowerhouse: Like all dragons, it is stronger than its size implies.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Especially when one sleeps next to Hiccup because he gave the dragon a fish.
* TeamPet: Due to its size, there's no one small enough to ride one. That doesn't mean they aren't liked all the same. "Worst in Show" has the riders each adopting one in a competition to see who the best trainer is. No one wins since they get distracted by an attack from Alvin.
** Hiccup and Fishlegs have plans to use them as carrier pigeons to deliver messages to Berk from far away, calling it "Air Mail".
* ZergRush: While vicious on its own, a single Terrible Terror is not too much of a threat. But they are social creatures and tend to work in packs.

!!Hideous Zippleback
->Introduced: the ''HowToTrainYourDragon'' movie.
The iconic Fear Class dragon, this two-headed dragon exemplifies the bizarre nature of its class with its two heads which must work in tandem to be dangerous. One head breathes the gas, the other lights it, resulting in major explosions. The gas itself is also dangerous, but only with long term exposure.

* KnockoutGas: The gas emitted by the right head can be this; after all, breathing flammable gas is never a good thing.
* MultipleHeadCase: Inverted in that the two heads work together quite well, with one providing flammable gas, and the other a pilot light.
* MultipleTailedBeast: Two heads means two tails.
* OrganAutonomy: The two heads of a Hideous Zippleback are distinct and do not share each other's thoughts. If the heads start arguing, the dragon can stall out, leaving it vulnerable to attack.
* StuffBlowingUp: Zipplebacks can create explosions when one head breathes gas and the other head generates sparks that ignite it.
* WeaksauceWeakness: Throw a bucket of water onto the head that sparks the gas and it is unable to light its gas. That said, finding the right head is the trick.

!!Gronckle
->Introduced: the ''HowToTrainYourDragon'' movie.
The iconic Boulder Class dragon, Gronckles are relatively small and sluggish dragons, but extremely tough and strong.

* DumbMuscle: Gronckles are generally lazy and easygoing, but rouse them, and they're as temperamental and direct as an angry rhino.
* ExtremeOmnivore: It can eat rocks. And its BreathWeapon depends on this fact.
* LimitBreak: In the movie, it is stated they only have enough fuel for six shots. Meatlug and other Gronckles can be seen firing more shots during the series.
* MagmaMan: The Gronckle is one of the few dragons that doesn't directly produce flame. Instead, it gobbles up rocks and mouthfuls of soil and then heats them to a molten state inside its belly. This superheated rock is then spat out at targets as distinctive fireballs.
** With the right rock, it can also produce Gronckle iron, a lightweight metal that is tougher than period iron and excellent for weapon and armor crafting. Though whether it's a real material under a different name or not is unspecified.
* MightyGlacier: The slowest of the rider-sized dragons, but tough and its magma attack is pretty powerful.
** It can even stagger a Screaming Death simply by ramming into it and keeps coming back for more!
* MixAndMatchCritters: The Gronckle looks like a cross between a bulldog, a bumblebee, and a toad.
* MundaneUtility: Amongst the dragons, Gronckles have the most of this. They can hover in place, they can ingest rocks to make materials (for example, with sandstone they can make glass), and can carry significant loads while flying.

!!Deadly Nadder
->Introduced: the ''HowToTrainYourDragon'' movie.
The Deadly Nadder is the iconic Sharp Class dragon, a category of dragons distinguished by their natural arsenal of spines. Amongst the most avian-looking dragons, these vainglorious dragons spend much of their time preening themselves.

* AttackItsWeakPoint: The primary weak point of the Deadly Nadder is the blind spot in front of its head. To correct for this, it will attack anything that even gently touches the nose or hears something it cannot see. As Gobber said, "Blind spot, yes. Deaf spot ... not so much." That said, trainers who build up strong rapports with their Nadders are allowed to touch them there.
* FragileSpeedster: They are capable of matching speed with a Night Fury if raised properly.
* TheFightingNarcissist: Deadly Nadders are extremely vain, evidenced by the generous amounts of time spent preening themselves.
* PirateParrot: Deadly Nadders resemble crested parrots rather than the traditional lizard, with rounded beak-like heads, bright scales resembling tropical plumage, and lack of forearms.
* SpikeShooter: Deadly Nadders can shoot spikes from their tail with frightful accuracy.

!!Monstrous Nightmare
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->Introduced: the ''HowToTrainYourDragon'' movie.
The iconic Stoker Class dragon, Monstrous Nightmares are the largest of the common dragons and well-known for their violent streak and their copious firepower.

* BloodKnight: It was said in the DVD commentary that even though all the dragons will fight, the Monstrous Nightmare fights simply for the joy of fighting.
* BossInMookClothing: Stated to be one of the strongest dragons, but they are also quite common to see.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: In the TV series, at least, this seems to be the most effective method to earn their friendship. In the film, Hiccup is able to tame one with far less effort.
* IncendiaryExponent: Monstrous Nightmares attack after ''setting themselves on fire''.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Most dragons have these, but theirs is a particularly extreme example.
* SuperSpit: AllThereInTheManual sources state it coats itself with flammable spit, which is how it lights itself on fire.
* WreathedInFlames: Once on fire.

!!Night Fury
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->Introduced: the ''HowToTrainYourDragon'' movie.
The [[RedBaron Unholy Offspring of Lightning and Death]] itself, Night Furies are fast, stealthy, and hit with enough firepower to blow the tops of catapult towers into cinders. They are the most feared dragons amongst the ranks of the Vikings. They belong to the Strike class of dragon, emphasizing the classification's hard hitting firepower and speed.

* AlwaysAccurateAttack: Their plasma blasts were described by Hiccup in the movie to "never miss", which was backed up in that almost all of their attacks (in the film) hit their mark.
* {{Badass}}: The fact they strike pure terror in a culture full of boisterous dragon-slaying vikings is any indication, they are this big time.
* TheDreaded: Vikings will gladly fight any of the other dragons, even ones that can swallow them whole, and have a long and impressive list of kills. If this one's screech is even heard? They run for cover screaming "NIGHT FURY! GET DOWN!".
** So much so that it was the only dragon listed where Vikings are advised to not even ''attempt'' to fight it.
* FragileSpeedster / GlassCannon: Night Furies are scary and tough like all dragons and have top speed and have a BreathWeapon strong enough to severely damage giant dragons, but compared to other dragons they lack brute strength as Toothless could not handle carrying Stoick.
** Subverted in that [[spoiler: Toothless fought off a nightmare three times his size to protect Hiccup]].
* InformedAbility: In the tie-in ads and ''Defenders of Berk'', it is mentioned that Night Furies only have six shots, similar to Gronckles. Toothless regularly fires dozens of shots in a fight.
* LightningBruiser: They're called the unholy offspring of ''lightning'' and death.
* MakeMeWannaShout: Rare non-lethal variant (so far). "We Are a Family" reveals that they can use echolocation.
* MetalSlime: Toothless is the only known Night Fury encountered so far, indicating either LastOfItsKind or their extreme rarity.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Both its name and the RedBaron invoke this in the Vikings.
* NocturnalMooks: Their coloring and fighting approach indicates that this is invoked.
* NothingIsScarier: Extremely. Due to their rarity and almost never being seen, with the only known bit is how they are nocturnal and have an attack that is a WaveMotionGun, Berk's residents were terrified of them.
* TheQuietOne: They are silent compared to most other dragons. Combined this with their firepower, speed, and camoflague, they are nightmarish when the sky is dark. This one of the reasons the Vikings are downright scared of these dragons in particular because you won't hear or know their presence until [[OhCrap the moment of attack]].
* RedBaron: "The unholy offspring of lightning and death". In fact, the Night Fury is the ''only'' dragon in the movie to get a RedBaron like title.
* ShockAndAwe: Interesting that their [[BreathWeapon dragon fire]] seems to give off this more than PlayingWithFire. Also, if the battle with the Red Death in the movie is to go by, they have a concentrated blast so powerful they can topple the most [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever gargantuan of dragons]].
* SuperSenses: They can echolocate much as bats and some birds can, enabling them to maneuver in complete darkness and helping explain their accuracy when attacking at night.
* SuperSpeed: One of the fastest breeds of dragons. Only the Red Death is known to have matched or exceeded its speed, and Stormfly (a Nadder) only gets close because of Astrid's training and care.
* WaveMotionGun: Their plasma blasts can do ''serious'' damage, toppling things like the Red Death or sinking ships in one hit.
* YouAreAlreadyDead: The Book of Dragons mentions that if you encounter one, you are pretty much already screwed.

!!Boneknapper
->Introduced: "Legend of the Boneknapper Dragon"
A large Mystery Class dragon, Boneknappers earn their moniker due to their macabre habit of assembling an armor of dragon bones to shield their bodies.

* ArchEnemy: To Gobber, [[CollectorOfTheStrange until it's revealed why]].
* CollectorOfTheStrange: It collects the bones of other dragons and wears them like armor.
* {{Determinator}}: The Boneknapper that was Gobber's rival in the short. Its lifelong feud with Gobber has lasted for what can only be described as decades between the two. Even after being attacked by a Hammerheaded Whale and Yak being sent by Thor, not only did the dragon survive, but it continued to hunt Gobber until it got what it wanted.
* ElementalArmor: The dragon bones it covers its body with qualify as this.
* HeelFaceTurn: Once a Boneknapper gets all its bones, they become incredible docile. Best described by Gobber:
-->'''Gobber''': You give a [=BoneKnapper=] whatever it's looking for and it's just like an overgrown puppy dog.
* MakeMeWannaShout: Gains this ability once it has every bone it needs. Although it's not as strong as the Thunderdrum's persay.
* ScaryImpracticalArmor: Zigzagged with the Boneknapper's shell of dragon bones, which seems to be quite practical and is intended mostly to be scary.
* TheVoiceless: Unless it has every bone it needs for its armor, Boneknappers can't roar.

!!Typhoomerang
->Introduced: "The Terrible Twos" First appearance of a dragon not from the movie.

* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: Its main way of breathing fire.
* {{Expy}}: To the Timberjack, according to fans of the show.
* RingOfFire: They hunt by surrounding their prey with fire.
* SeldomSeenSpecies: A small number of them reside in the forests outside Berk but despite this, no-one had ever seen one prior to the series (And they have only appeared in two episodes so far). Their home island is revealed in "The Eel Effect": they are native to Eel Island as they can eat eels without getting horrifically sick (in fact, they use it as fuel for their BreathWeapon).
* SuperSpeed: It can get a speed boost by igniting itself like a Catherine Wheel firework.
* WreathedInFlames: As noted, this is the catalyst for its Super Speed. Not only does this make it fly faster, it also turns it into an airborne, spinning saw blade.

!!Thunderdrum
->Introduced: "How To Pick Your Dragon".
One of the two Tidal Class dragons known in the series, Thunderdrums are large, frog-like dragons who spend most of their time in the water.

* {{Badass}}: It's able to dodge Toothless's plasma blasts, and Toothless fires several times faster than any other fire-breathing dragon. It is also said to get its power from Thor itself, but that is more of an exaggeration. It is also able to plow right through solid rock without a scratch in a manner reminiscent of the Red Death.
* EarlyBirdCameo: Its first "appearance" is as a drawing in the Dragon Manual in the film. It isn't properly introduced until the show.
* FlyingSeafoodSpecial: Its introduction has it switching from swimming expertly underwater to a flying LightningBruiser. TheOtherWiki confirms that it is at least semi-amphibious.
* MakeMeWannaShout: It has a sonic scream, though its ability to scream someone's head clean off (as Hiccup narrated in the film) seems to have been an exaggeration, or not shown due to violence restrictions. It can, however, shatter reinforced wood and rock. This makes it one of the two dragons confirmed as not having fire-based {{breath weapon}}s.
* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily: Its mouth is all fangs and its head is wide enough to hold Stoick the Vast comfortably.
* PrehensileTail: It uses its tail to grab Stoick and drag him under without leaving the water itself.

!!Fireworm Dragons
->Introduced: "Portrait of Hiccup as a Buff Young Man".
Small Stoker Class dragons, Fireworms are lizard-sized and lizard-like dragons that rely on their fiery skin to shield them from bigger enemies. They swarm in large numbers. Their Queen, however, is massive and can breathe fire like regular dragons.

* BreathWeapon: The little ones don't seem to have it, but the Queen does.
* IncendiaryExponent: Said to burn with the heat of the sun.
* LargeAndInCharge: The Fireworm Queen is larger than most regular dragons, about halfway between the Monstrous Nightmare and the Screaming Death.
* MamaBear: Do not mess with the Queen's nest if you want to live.
* VertebrateWithExtraLimbs: They have five pairs of legs.

!!Scauldron
->Introduced: "Dragon Flower".
A large Tidal Class dragon that lives almost entirely out to sea; it's unclear if it can even fly any more. Spends most of its time underwater and so is rarely a threat unless it takes a hankering to a netload of fish, or decides to get territorial around a ship.

* EarlyBirdCameo: Its first "appearance" is as a drawing in the Dragon Manual in the film. It isn't properly introduced until the show.
* KillItWithWater: As an aquatic dragon, its BreathWeapon is based on swallowing liters of water and heating them to boiling inside its belly, allowing it to spray targets with powerful geysers of searing water. As with the Thunderdrum above, the book embellishes this ability; the water may be hot, but it's certainly not as dangerous as the book would have one believe, given how easily the attack is blocked.
* PoisonousPerson: If it eats the right kind of flowers (which are deadly to other dragons), it becomes one of these. This also makes its venom a good cure for the poison in the flowers.

!!Whispering Death
->Introduced: "What Flies Beneath".
A rare and deadly member of the Boulder Class, the Whispering Death is a subterranean species of dragon that uses its wide mouth, spike-covered sinuous body, and six rows of rotating teeth to bore through the ground and come up from below when pursuing prey.

* {{Badass}}: The first one that appears is the ArchEnemy Of Toothless and [[NoSell No Sells]] Thornado's sonic scream
* BlankWhiteEyes: Though it isn't blind.
* DarkIsEvil: The scariest looking dragon seen so far has also been the nastiest, with the first one harrassing the entire village of Berk, including eating several livestock, out of a feud with Toothless and the second one [[spoiler: ending up as the mount of Alvin the Treacherous]].
** However, his is shown to be subverted later in the series. When it's shown that [[DarkIsNotEvil there not all bad after all]].
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: They have rotating jaws and their tails move in a circular motion while in flight.
* FlyingSeafoodSpecial: Thematically invoked; despite being a mostly subterranean creature, the Whispering Death is still quite capable of flight.
* LeanAndMean: They're the archetypal 'villain' dragons, with long, limbless, eel-like bodies.
* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily: Six rows of rotating teeth. Between this, their oversized, ball-like heads, and their hostility, they're basically a draconic [[TheLangoliers Langolier]].
* SpikeShooter: Like the Deadly Nadder, only from virtually every point on its body.
* TunnelKing: This is its signature ability and mode of travel.
* WeakenedByTheLight: They retreat from direct sunlight, though even mild cloud cover is sufficient for them to go outside.

!!Smothering Smokebreath
->Introduced: "Breakneck Bog"
Small Mystery Class dragons that dwell in isolated regions. They produce thick clouds of smoke and use this as camouflage.

* TheCollector: They collect any metal items encountered, which they then meld together to build their nests. Justified, as they're rather small in size and use those nests to protect themselves from attacks by larger dragons.
* TheNapoleon: Third shortest breed of dragons seen so far, they're also fiercely territorial and very aggressive. Hiccup and the others didn't even ''try'' to train these things!
* SmokeShield: Invoked. They make a foggy-like smoke to act as protection, combined with metal scraps, to appear larger and scare others off.
* PintsizedPowerhouse: Surprisingly strong for little dragons too.
* ZergRush: They attack swiftly and in great numbers in order to overwhelm (or at least scare off) their victims.

!!Changewing
->Introduced: "Gem of a Different Color"
A member of the Mystery Class of dragons, Changewings are best known for their chameleonic scales, which make them extremely difficult to find.

* ConstantlyCurious: Stated to be their natural personality trait in Book of Dragons.
* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler:After the Outcasts tame and weaponise the local Changewing population. They're animals, so they're not inherently evil, but they're certainly being used for evil ends.]]
* HollywoodAcid: Not as strong as in many examples of the trope (it can damage stone but can't go through it and it barely scratches metal bars) but the speed at which it melts wood is still uncanny.
* HypnoticEyes: Demonstrated in [[AllThereInTheManual Book of Dragons]] that it possesses this ability, though it hasn't used it yet in the series.
* {{Invisibility}}: Can flawlessly blend in with their surroundings. However, in open skies they are unable to camouflage.
* MamaBear: Stealing their eggs is ''not'' a good idea. In fact, if multiple eggs are taken, ALL the mother dragons will work together to retrieve them, and they won't leave until they have them ALL back.
* SquishyWizard: For a dragon, anyways. The Gobber mentions in the Book of Dragons that their scales are softer as a side effect of their concealment, making them more vulnerable to attack once found.

!!Flightmare
->Introduced: "Fright of Passage"

* ArchEnemy: To Astrid and her family.
* BioluminescenceIsCool: Its diet of glowing algae causes its entire body to glow with bright blue light. This extends to other dragons that eat the algae, but the effect would seem to be permanent (or at the very least quite long lasting) for the Flightmare.
* BlindedByTheLight: The Flightmare uses this as one of its abilities. As with its general bioluminescence, other dragons can copy the effect.
* FearisTheAppropriateResponse: Lampshaded by everyone in Berk. Subverted for the reason why.
* LightIsNotGood: The Flightmare glows bright blue and attacks anything it feels is a threat to its food supply.
* TheParalyzer: It sprays a mist that causes its victims to freeze up for about a minute, allowing it to eat them with impunity. As most people don't survive this effect, the villagers attributed it to the victims choking in fear at the last moment, a fact which shamed Astrid's family when her "fearless" uncle fell prey to it.
* SuperSpit: Its BreathWeapon. See TheParalyzer above.

!!Skrill
->Introduced: "View To A Skrill Part 1"
An elusive member of the Strike Class of dragons, the Skrill are known for their Electrical abilities.

* AchillesHeel: It cannot use its electricity when submerged underwater.
* AxCrazy: According to the Book of Dragons, the Skrill is "Untrainable". Hiccup was willing to try, but he ultimately settled for just taking it out of the picture.
* {{Badass}}: It's easily as strong as Toothless, in addition to being immune to his attacks. This dragon is in the same class as Toothless (Strike Class), which emphasize on being ''very'' destructive.
* BeamSpam: Its BreathWeapon operates on this principle.
* EarlyBirdCameo: Its first "appearance" is as a drawing in the Dragon Manual in the
film (Hiccup even mentions its name). It isn't properly introduced until the show.
* HarmlessFreezing: Can survive decades frozen solid in a block of ice. Justified due to its efficient internal body temperature.
* LightningGun: Its breath weapon. The Skrill breathes out concentrated beams of powerful electrical white fire.
* NoSell: Its electrical field can block Toothless' plasma blasts, though it needs to recharge to keep it up.
* PurpleIsPowerful: One of two dragons that utilizes a BreathWeapon other than fire (the other being a Night Fury) and it's colored violet.
* RideTheLightning: ALWAYS lampshaded whenever this Dragon is mentioned.
* ShockAndAwe: Its main power.
* ShootTheBullet: Can nullify other dragons' attacks this way using its own BreathWeapon.
* SpikesOfVillainy: Is covered in spines.

!!Speed Stingers
->Introduced: "Frozen"
A breed of raptor-like, flightless dragons.

* BewareMyStingerTail: Anything they sting gets paralyzed for the better part of a day.
* DecapitatedArmy: The pack follows an alpha, and will follow it anywhere. The riders exploit this to get them off Berk by capturing the alpha and flying it away from the island.
* EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs: Lacking both flight and a BreathWeapon, they might as well be dinosaurs.
* FragileSpeedster: They aren't very big or tall and look frail, but they are very, very fast.
* InstantSedation: Their poison takes effect instantly.
* LawOfChromaticSuperiority: The alpha has a red crest.
* NothingIsScarier: There is absolutely ''no'' information on them in their research notes.
* TheParalyzer: Their stingers are essentially the Flightmare's spraying mist on steroids.
* PintSizedPowerhouse: Their leader in particular, who breaks free of Hiccup's bola like it was nothing and just yanks Hiccup's shield off his arm with his tail.
* RaptorAttack: With their super speed and pack hunting, they act like dragon raptors.
* SuperSpeed: To make up for the fact that they can't fly.
* ZergRush: They attack in one massive pack, using their stingers to quickly eliminate any threats before making off with any food they can find.
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* WordOfGay: Jay Baruchel has confirmed that his line in the second film about "other reasons" he never got married is an indication that he's gay.
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* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Well, the Girly Girl compared to Ruffnut anyway.
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* {{Adorkable}}: There's been plenty of fan gushing at how cute the geeky Hiccup is. This should really be expected when he's voiced by Creator/JayBaruchel.



* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Nobody likes him; he's the village pariah because he's scrawny and usually messes everything up. In keeping with the trope, things get better for him after he ends the Dragon Wars. In the books, Snotlout nicknames him 'Hiccup the Useless'.



* {{Adorkable}}: There's been plenty of fan gushing at how cute the geeky Hiccup is. This should really be expected when he's voiced by Creator/JayBaruchel.
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Nobody likes him; he's the village pariah because he's scrawny and usually messes everything up. In keeping with the trope, things get better for him after he ends the Dragon Wars. In the books, Snotlout nicknames him 'Hiccup the Useless'
* AwesomenessByAnalysis: His awesome dragon skills came from study.



* BadassBookworm: Hiccup develops into one through the story and may become a full-fledged GadgeteerGenius.

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* BadassBookworm: Hiccup develops into one through the story and may become a full-fledged GadgeteerGenius.AwesomenessByAnalysis: His awesome dragon skills came from study.



** BadassBookworm: Hiccup develops into one through the story and may become a full-fledged GadgeteerGenius.



* ClassicalAntiHero: Originally a Type one, a wimp who nobody really likes. Compared to the paragon hero his father acts like, Hiccup's runtiness is constantly mocked. Even his ingenuity in making newer weapons was mocked because while being smart about hunting and trapping and killing dragons is a good thing, none of what Hiccup created seemed to work. Eventually, he accepts himself and all his flaws, turning them into his strengths and would become a hero in the eyes of his village.



* ClassicalAntiHero: Originally a Type one, a wimp who nobody really likes. Compared to the paragon hero his father acts like, Hiccup's runtiness is constantly mocked. Even his ingenuity in making newer weapons was mocked because while being smart about hunting and trapping and killing dragons is a good thing, none of what Hiccup created seemed to work. Eventually, he accepts himself and all his flaws, turning them into his strengths and would become a hero in the eyes of his village.



'''Astrid:''' First to ride one, though.

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--> '''Astrid:''' First to ride one, though.



* WeaponOfChoice: He always carries his dagger. [[SwissArmyWeapon And it can function]] as a [[GrapplingHookPistol grappling hook]] and [[ArcherArchtype bow]].

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* WeaponOfChoice: He always carries his dagger. [[SwissArmyWeapon And it can function]] as a [[GrapplingHookPistol grappling hook]] and [[ArcherArchtype [[ArcherArchetype bow]].



* TheSmartGuy: He acts as his whole village's smart guy, though Fishlegs is better at tactics.



* SpeaksFluentAnimal: In the books he's able to understand and talk to dragons based on long periods of observation. The movie follows a similar path; he can't talk ''with'' dragons, but he can communicate his feelings ''to'' them very well, and this is because he's compassionate and patient enough to look for intelligence where everyone else sees evil.



* SpeaksFluentAnimal: In the books he's able to understand and talk to dragons based on long periods of observation. The movie follows a similar path; he can't talk ''with'' dragons, but he can communicate his feelings ''to'' them very well, and this is because he's compassionate and patient enough to look for intelligence where everyone else sees evil.



* TheSmartGuy: He acts as his whole village's smart guy, though Fishlegs is better at tactics.
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* ActionGirl: Ruffnut's a brash girl who loves [[StuffBlowingUp to blow stuff up.]]
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* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Gobber.

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* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Gobber.Stoick.
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