History Headscratchers / HowToTrainYourDragon

8th Nov '15 5:21:59 PM Tuckerscreator
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** Given that the characters wear horned helmets and don't call their Christmas "Yule", this is but one of their [[TheThemeParkVersion Theme Park Viking]] qualities.
8th Nov '15 3:50:25 PM Sharlee
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** It's pretty clear in retrospect that Toothless ''could'' have killed dozens of Vikings during that raid if he'd aimed differently, so possibly Night Furys are naturally disinclined to kill people unless they're defending themselves. It could be that a Night Fury once hit a settlement six times, then flew over a seventh but aborted its attack when it saw that another strike would've killed its targets. The Vikings just drew the wrong conclusion about why it didn't blast them again.
8th Nov '15 3:45:31 PM Sharlee
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* Why was Hiccup so very reluctant to eat a bite of the raw fish to show Toothless it was safe? Gravlax (pickled and salted raw fish) is a traditional Norse appetizer, so at most Hiccup should have thought it needed salt and vinegar.
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* Why was Hiccup so very reluctant to eat a bite of the raw fish to show Toothless it was safe? Gravlax (pickled and salted raw fish) salmon) is a traditional Norse appetizer, so at most Hiccup should have thought it needed salt and vinegar.
8th Nov '15 3:45:02 PM Sharlee
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* Why was Hiccup so very reluctant to eat a bite of the raw fish to show Toothless it was safe? Gravlax (pickled and salted raw fish) is a traditional Norse appetizer, so at most Hiccup should have thought it needed salt and vinegar.
4th Sep '15 4:20:03 AM Morgenthaler
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** As HornyVikings explains it, "... [[StockCostumeTraits and the horned helmets]] [[TheCoconutEffect that they never actually wore]] [[HistoryMarchesOn except for ceremonial occasions]]." StockCostumeTraits and TheCoconutEffect is in full effect.
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** As HornyVikings explains it, "... [[StockCostumeTraits and the horned helmets]] [[TheCoconutEffect that they never actually wore]] [[HistoryMarchesOn [[DatedHistory except for ceremonial occasions]]." StockCostumeTraits and TheCoconutEffect is in full effect.
24th May '15 9:01:34 PM nombretomado
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FridgeLogic from "Film/HowToTrainYourDragon":
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17th Mar '15 10:16:26 PM thedude14
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** Also, Toothless probably wasn't trying to kill the Terror, just scare it off. If Toothless wanted it dead he would of used a bigger bolt and just flash-fried the little guy.
28th Feb '15 7:16:07 AM SeptimusHeap
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* Over the course of the movie Fishlegs makes several statistical phrases about the dragons and their abilities that sound somewhat like what you would hear from the popular game DungeonsAndDragons. Were they trying to go for a ItWillNeverCatchOn plot where Fishlegs will make a reference to what it would be like if they made a game about fighting dragons and exploring dungeons and no one ends up paying him any mind? That certainly has potential for quite a bit of humor in the sequel.
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* Over the course of the movie Fishlegs makes several statistical phrases about the dragons and their abilities that sound somewhat like what you would hear from the popular game DungeonsAndDragons.''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''. Were they trying to go for a ItWillNeverCatchOn plot where Fishlegs will make a reference to what it would be like if they made a game about fighting dragons and exploring dungeons and no one ends up paying him any mind? That certainly has potential for quite a bit of humor in the sequel.

*** Yeah but those stats in the Dragon Manual we see Hiccup read were written in another language, it wouldn't exactly be easy for a guy like myself who only knows English to realize that Fishlegs was quoting from the book. Well anyway thanks for clearing things up, I was honestly hoping Fishlegs being a nerd was making a reference to DungeonsAndDragons. Though I guess it would be kind of strange for that idea to come almost a thousand years early when board games weren't even in existence.
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*** Yeah but those stats in the Dragon Manual we see Hiccup read were written in another language, it wouldn't exactly be easy for a guy like myself who only knows English to realize that Fishlegs was quoting from the book. Well anyway thanks for clearing things up, I was honestly hoping Fishlegs being a nerd was making a reference to DungeonsAndDragons.''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''. Though I guess it would be kind of strange for that idea to come almost a thousand years early when board games weren't even in existence.

** It's a joke that works on two levels - on the surface, Fishlegs is quoting stats from the Dragon Manual. But to the viewers, it's clear that he's WrongGenreSavvy and thinks he's in DungeonsAndDragons.
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** It's a joke that works on two levels - on the surface, Fishlegs is quoting stats from the Dragon Manual. But to the viewers, it's clear that he's WrongGenreSavvy and thinks he's in DungeonsAndDragons.''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''.
6th Feb '15 1:31:27 PM Sharysa
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** It's not a continuity error at all. The body prioritizes healing from "large injuries to small ones"--[[spoiler: an amputation]] is obviously REALLY HIGH priority, while minor scrapes and cuts aren't, so they would heal more slowly. Hiccup's immune system was probably focused mostly on healing his [[spoiler: leg stump]] and once he got well enough to eat and rehabilitate, the minor cuts and scrapes would have healed up in a week or two.
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** It's not a continuity error at all. The body prioritizes healing from "large injuries "important to small ones"--[[spoiler: an not-important." If you're in poor health or injured/sick, your hair and nails are going to stop growing and often get brittle/weak while your body focuses on dealing with the biggest issue. [[spoiler: An amputation]] is obviously REALLY HIGH priority, high-priority, while minor scrapes and cuts aren't, so they aren't. So while the big injury healed as fast as possible, the little things would heal more slowly. Hiccup's immune system was probably focused mostly on healing his [[spoiler: leg stump]] and once he got well enough to eat and rehabilitate, the minor cuts and scrapes would have healed up in a week or two.
6th Feb '15 1:28:51 PM Sharysa
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** It's not a continuity error at all. The body prioritizes healing from "large injuries to small ones"--[[spoiler: an amputation]] is obviously REALLY HIGH priority, while minor scrapes and cuts aren't, so they would heal more slowly. Hiccup's immune system was probably focused mostly on healing his [[spoiler: leg stump]] and once he got well enough to eat and rehabilitate, the minor cuts and scrapes would have healed up in a week or two.
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