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25th Nov '16 10:08:30 AM matthewhecht
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* [[spoiler: In the first book Toothless becomes way more capable of hunting when he goes in seawater, foreshadowing that he is a Sea Dragonus Giganticus Maximus.]]

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* [[spoiler: One moral of the series is "The best is not always the most obvious," and Toothless and Fireworm, Snotlout's dragon, show this. When they just need to how off or impress the tribe publically Fireworm always appears to be the best, and she is the obvious choice for being the best, but when their masters are in danger it is Toothless who is the best dragon. When real danger comes Fireworm often screams "desert" and uselessly flees.
* The first book has some that is not revealed until the end of the series.
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In the first book Toothless becomes way more capable of hunting when he goes in seawater, foreshadowing that he is a Sea Dragonus Giganticus Maximus.]]
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** [[spoiler: Stoic mentions banishing himself after merely debating the rules with himself. It seems odd until it is revealed in Book 9 that he previously broke a major rule to keep Hiccup alive a decade before the series even began, and Hiccup is a constant reminder that he should be banished by Hooligan Law.]]
** Hiccup is first taught a common moral of the series, "The best is not always the most obvious" from the least obvious source, the villain of the first book.

12th Nov '16 1:12:40 PM matthewhecht
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* [[spoiler: In the first book Toothless becomes way more capable of hunting when he goes in seawater, foreshadowing that he is a Sea Dragonus Giganticus Maximus.]]
31st Oct '16 1:55:10 PM Morgenthaler
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* Gobber (and one of the other tropers) mentioned that a downed dragon is a dead dragon. When Hiccup tells Astrid about why he didn't kill Toothless, he says it's because he looked as frightened as Hiccup was. Before that, he also points out to his father that the dragons have killed hundreds of Vikings and the Vikings have killed thousands of dragons. Most Vikings, excluding [[BadAss Stoick]], need a weapon when fighting a dragon or they'll be killed. This means when Hiccup dropped his knife and released Toothless or during the fish offering: he was totally defenseless. The brilliance is: Hiccup released Toothless because he was scared shitless and ''[[NotSoDifferent Toothless spared Hiccup because he was also scared shitless.]]''

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* Gobber (and one of the other tropers) mentioned that a downed dragon is a dead dragon. When Hiccup tells Astrid about why he didn't kill Toothless, he says it's because he looked as frightened as Hiccup was. Before that, he also points out to his father that the dragons have killed hundreds of Vikings and the Vikings have killed thousands of dragons. Most Vikings, excluding [[BadAss Stoick]], Stoick, need a weapon when fighting a dragon or they'll be killed. This means when Hiccup dropped his knife and released Toothless or during the fish offering: he was totally defenseless. The brilliance is: Hiccup released Toothless because he was scared shitless and ''[[NotSoDifferent Toothless spared Hiccup because he was also scared shitless.]]''
21st Jul '16 3:40:27 AM Morbuss
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** It gets worse. Rewatch the scene in the first movie where Stoick returns from his failed mission to find the nest. Gobber tells him Hiccup has a way with the beasts, and Stoick's eyes widen in shock. He was reminded of the last man who had a way with dragons. Then during the final exam, he is intently watching Hiccup to see what he will do, and when he sees him toss away his gear, his immediate thought is to stop Hiccup. His logic for disowning Hiccup is completely justified, if incorrect based on what he has seen.
1st May '16 12:18:19 PM Siberianchan
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** Being forced to use your non-dominant hand is rather taxing on your concentration and coordination. Stoick remarks how Hiccup has the attention span of a sparrow and his clumsiness is established early on. When he spends time with Toothless and starts making thir equipment Hiccup can use his domnant side as he wishes - and this immediately takes effect in him being more focused, a good deal more sure on his feet and subsequently more confident. He was getting comfortable in his own skin at last. Lefties who were forced to use the "good" hand growing up can relate.
17th Apr '16 6:26:04 PM Jayalaw
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* The whole quest to find the Lost Things and crown a new King of the Wilderwest happened because Grimbeard the Ghastly crossed the DespairEventHorizon and dismantled his kingdom, creating a prophecy for a new, worthier King to take his place. [[spoiler:According to the Wodensfang, Grimbeard was the first Hooligan to turn the Dragonmark into the Slavemark, and to enslave humans and dragons while building his empire, [[TheCaligula while a]] [[TyrantTakesTheHelm teenager]]. The Dragon Jewel gave Grimbeard power over all the dragons, and thus he could have used it and the power from his empire to end the slavery that he had created, and he could have killed his son Thugheart, Alvin the Treacherous's ancestor, instead of exiling him.]]
14th Mar '16 2:52:53 AM Tox
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** To clarify: in traditional Norse mythology, the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bifr%C3%B6st Rainbow Bridge]] was considered a path between Midgard, the earth, to Asgard- the realm of the gods. Once one realizes the religious significance this must have to the teenagers, Astrid's reaction makes much more sense.

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** To clarify: in traditional Norse mythology, the [[http://en.[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bifr%C3%B6st org/wiki/Bifrost Rainbow Bridge]] was considered a path between Midgard, the earth, to Asgard- the realm of the gods. Once one realizes the religious significance this must have to the teenagers, Astrid's reaction makes much more sense.
7th Mar '16 8:38:24 AM GothicProphet
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* An explanation of why the dragons [[spoiler: were so willing to work with the Berkians]] at the end: as mentioned on the Awesome/HowToTrainYourDragon2 page, the Vikings collectively posed enough of a threat to the Red Death that they were considered challengers. Hiccup and Toothless defeated the Red Death, so the other dragons would automatically consider the Vikings their new "Alphas".

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* An explanation of why the dragons [[spoiler: were so willing to work with the Berkians]] at the end: as mentioned on the Awesome/HowToTrainYourDragon2 page, [[Awesome/HowToTrainYourDragon2 Awesome page for the sequel]], the Vikings collectively posed enough of a threat to the Red Death that they were considered challengers. Hiccup and Toothless defeated the Red Death, so the other dragons would automatically consider the Vikings their new "Alphas".
7th Mar '16 8:36:58 AM GothicProphet
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* An explanation of why the dragons [[spoiler: were so willing to work with the Berkians]] at the end: as mentioned on the Awesome/HowToTrainYourDragon2 page, the Vikings collectively posed enough of a threat to the Red Death that they were considered challengers. Hiccup and Toothless defeated the Red Death, so the other dragons would automatically consider the Vikings their new "Alphas".



* How did Hiccup [[spoiler:lose his foot? He looks like he has both while falling into the fire...which means ''[[FridgeHorror Toothless must've torn it off in rescuing him]]?!'']]
** Or crushed under Toothless' weight. Thank God for the GoryDiscretionShot

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* How did Hiccup [[spoiler:lose his foot? He looks like he has both while falling into the fire... which means ''[[FridgeHorror Toothless must've torn it off in rescuing him]]?!'']]
** Or crushed under Toothless' weight. Thank God for the GoryDiscretionShotGoryDiscretionShot.
4th Mar '16 5:41:05 AM GothicProphet
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