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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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21st Feb '16 9:36:43 AM Picard578
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** From the same short. When discussing new tail that Hiccup is building for Toothless, Astrid says: "But what if he never comes back? What am I saying. Of course he will.". She is not just saying that about Toothless; she's also voicing her concerns about Stormfly, and trying to convince herself that Stormfly will come back. Fridge TearJerker?
16th Feb '16 1:57:00 PM Picard578
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* Movie shows many parallels between various characters (some of these are already mentioned at other places, but it would be good to have all together). Major spoilers ahead, too many to mark.
** First, Hiccup and Stoick:
*** When Astrid asks Hiccup what he is going to do, he says "something crazy". Little bit later, while the Red Death is attacking the Viking army, Gobber says to Stoick that he's going to stay just in case Stoick is thinking of doing "something crazy".
*** After the rather awkward conversation when Stoick decides to get Hiccup into the dragon training, Stoick collapses a few things due to being clumsy, much like Hiccup is prone to do. Moment later, he does a "finally over" gesture - and Hiccup does the exact same gesture inside.
*** During the meeting, when other Vikings are complaining about the losses, Stoick's response is "We are vikings. It's an occupational hazard.". Hiccup says that exact same thing, word for word, just before he takes off to fight the Red Death.
*** When Hiccup fully comes to terms with having shot down Toothless, he says "I did this.". Stoick says the exact same line when he thinks Hiccup is dead due to Stoick's refusal to listen.
*** Hiccup tames Toothless after having shot him down, trapped him and then released him from the trap and helping him survive. In the series, Stoick tames Thornado after having captured him, trapped him and then releasing him from restraints while defending Thornado's wounded mate.
*** Related to the above, when Hiccup shoots down Toothless, he spares the dragon and Toothless returns the favor by sparing Hiccup. At the climax, when Toothless is trapped underwater, Stoick frees him from restraints and Toothless returns the favor by carrying him to the shore.
*** First peaceful physical contact between Hiccup and Toothless is when Hiccup places his hand on Toothlesses' head. Likewise, Stoick makes a first peaceful contact with Toothless by placing a hand on latter's head, and repeats the same with Thornado in the series.
** There are also parallels between Astrid and both Hiccup and Stoick:
*** Like them, Astrid bonds with her dragon after having previously attempted to kill it. In her case, however, dragon was a captive when she first met it.
*** Astrid, much like Hiccup - and as we find out towards the end of the first movie, Stoick - is much smarter than an average Viking.
*** Much like Stoick, she changes her opinion of dragons after witnessing Toothless and his bond with Hiccup. Unlike Stoick, and like Hiccup, she ends up changing her opinion rather quickly, and doesn't need to be saved by a dragon to come to accept them.
*** Hiccup, Astrid and Stoick were all saved by Toothless during the finale. Hiccup was saved by Toothless when he got knocked out of the saddle; Astrid was also saved from death by falling when she got knocked out of the saddle, and Stoick would have been killed by the Red Death had not the Red Death been killed.
** Astrid and Hiccup:
*** When Toothless does not kill Hiccup, Hiccup later rhetorically asks "So why didn't you?". Later, when he talks about it with Astrid, and says that he didn't kill Toothless despite that being what most Vikings would have done it, Astrid asks him: "So why didn't you?".
*** Hiccup and Astrid are the only Vikings (well, until Valka shows up) who give their dragons names that do not invoke power. It also happens that they are the only Viking teens who do not have horrendous names. In fact, both Hiccup and Toothless are rather ridiculous names, while Astrid and Stormfly are rather nice.
*** Astrid discovers Toothless when she becomes suspicious of Hiccup's behavior and follows him to Toothless' location. Hiccup later, in The Gift of the Night Fury, discovers that Fishlegs has kidnapped Meatlug when he becomes suspicious of Fishlegs' behavior and follows him to Meatlug's location.
** And of course, Hiccup and Toothless:
*** Hiccup and Toothless are both unique, extremely intelligent and, at first, keep distance from other members of their respective species.
*** Hiccup spares Toothless when he notices that the dragon is scared, and Toothless returns the favor after scaring Hiccup. And when Hiccup realizes that he unintentionally crippled Toothless, he makes Toothless an artificial tail fin and helps him fly. Later, when Hiccup gets crippled during the battle with the Red Death, Toothless helps him walk on his new artificial leg.
*** Hiccup and Toothless are both good Guille Heroes, and like to troll people (just see Toothless dealing with a Terrible Terror in the first movie, and Hiccup dealing with dragon wranglers in the second).
** Further, Hiccup, Astrid and Toothless, all show a propensity to snark at people. Especially Hiccup and Toothless.
** Both Astrid and Toothless are extremely good at giving death glares and extremely protective of Hiccup, plus being more capable than him at physical combat. They are also more intelligent than other examples of their respective species' and very loyal to their friends.
6th Jul '15 11:03:40 AM Zeanobia
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** Likewise, it also makes sense that at least one race will come up with a counter/tolerance. Because if nobody but you want to eat your favorite meal there will be no competition. Hence the Typhoomerang.
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