History Literature / HowToTrainYourDragon

31st Oct '16 1:54:46 PM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}:
** Several of the different breeds of dragon. Namely the Sharkworms and the Saber-Toothed Driver Dragons.
** Many of the human characters would count, as so, so many are incredibly skilled fighters. Hiccup in particular, as he [[spoiler: won the free-for-all sword fighting competition; trained a Seadragonus Giganticus Maximus, an untrainable species, to be so loyal to him that it overcame red rage; and killed two mountain-sized dragons, by blowing up one and electrocuting the other]].
14th Aug '16 8:52:39 PM Jayalaw
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** In Book Ten, Fishlegs delivers a ListOfTrangressions as to why to not save [[spoiler: Snotlout]].

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** In Book Ten, Fishlegs delivers a ListOfTrangressions ListOfTransgressions as to why to not save [[spoiler: Snotlout]].Snotlout]], namely all his actions from the previous books.



* ChekhovsArmory: Some of the King's Lost Things [[spoiler: Grimbeard's second-best sword Endeavor, the Roman shield, the Hysteric key that opens everything, Toothless, Grimbeard's "ticking thing," the heart's stone that contains a ruby]]. Others to note: [[spoiler: Hiccup's Slavemark and Norbert's flying machine]], in ''How To Ride A Dragon's Storm'' and [[spoiler: Fishlegs's lobster pot]] in ''How to Seize a Dragon's Jewel''. Grimbeard's letter to Hiccup ends up [[spoiler: nominating him as king.]]

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* ChekhovsArmory: Some of the King's Lost Things Things: [[spoiler: Grimbeard's second-best sword Endeavor, the Roman shield, the Hysteric key that opens everything, Toothless, Grimbeard's "ticking thing," the heart's stone that contains a ruby]]. Others to note: [[spoiler: Hiccup's Slavemark and Norbert's flying machine]], in ''How To Ride A Dragon's Storm'' and [[spoiler: Fishlegs's lobster pot]] in ''How to Seize a Dragon's Jewel''. Grimbeard's letter to Hiccup ends up [[spoiler: nominating him as king.]]



* ComplexityAddiction: Grimbeard had this while setting up his booby traps; it gets to the point that Hiccup only finds the Lost Things BecauseDestinySaidSo, and it takes about five years.



* CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot: Arguably, ''How to Betray a Dragon's Hero'' because of the choices that Hiccup makes. As the Wodensfang puts it, "Your mother said not to leave the Hideout."

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* CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot: Arguably, ''How to Betray a Dragon's Hero'' because of the choices that Hiccup makes. As the Wodensfang puts it, "Your mother said not to leave the Hideout." Hideout" and Valhallarama laments that Hiccup accidentally messed with her plan.



* CreateYourOwnVillain: Inverted here. [[spoiler: By breaking up Humongous Hotshot and Valhallarama so she would marry Stoick the Vast instead, Alvin inadvertently helped bring Hiccup into existence. Karma's a bitch, isn't it?]]

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* CreateYourOwnVillain: CreateYourOwnVillain:
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Inverted here. [[spoiler: By breaking up Humongous Hotshot and Valhallarama so she would marry Stoick the Vast instead, Alvin inadvertently helped bring Hiccup into existence. Karma's a bitch, isn't it?]]



** The Wodensfang out of necessity makes one with [[spoiler: Furious]] in exchange for [[spoiler: Furious calling off the Red Rage so that Hiccup has a chance to reach the Island of Tomorrow without being killed by Furious's army]], the Wodensfang will [[spoiler: [[ExactWords "betray whoever is made king"]], delivering the Dragon Jewel and the King of the Wilderwest to Furious.]] This means that [[spoiler: either the Wodensfang will have to betray Hiccup after getting him crowned, or Alvin after failing to get Hiccup considered as a candidate.]]

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** The Wodensfang out of necessity makes one with [[spoiler: Furious]] in exchange for [[spoiler: Furious calling off the Red Rage so that Hiccup has a chance to reach the Island of Tomorrow without being killed by Furious's army]], the Wodensfang will [[spoiler: [[ExactWords "betray whoever is made king"]], delivering the Dragon Jewel and the King of the Wilderwest to Furious.]] This means that [[spoiler: either the Wodensfang will have to betray Hiccup after getting him crowned, or Alvin after failing to get Hiccup considered as a candidate.]]]] The Wodensfang then tells Hiccup that [[spoiler:]]



** Snotlout in the early books makes a lot of points about how Hiccup isn't competent as a Viking or as an heir, and Hiccup himself doesn't want the position and seems resigned to Snotlout eventually stealing the legacy from him. By the time [[spoiler: Snotlout exposes Hiccup's Slavemark, however, to bid it]], Hiccup has undergone CharacterDevelopment and TookALevelInBadass and realizes that he has to accept his legacy to make the Viking world a better place.
** The witch points out to Hiccup that if he becomes King then [[spoiler: he may have to [[SadisticChoice choose]] to [[TheNeedsOfTheMany destroy the dragons to save the humans]] and take on TheChainsOfCommanding.]] Hiccup does not ''want'' to be King for that reason, but even while suffering ColdBloodedTorture knows that [[spoiler: he cannot let Alvin take the crown, who will do far worse than destroy the dragons]]. Hiccup is hoping to TakeAThirdOption as he always does.

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** Snotlout in the early books makes a lot of points about how Hiccup isn't competent as a Viking or as an heir, and Hiccup himself doesn't want the position and seems resigned to Snotlout eventually stealing the legacy from him. By the time [[spoiler: Snotlout exposes Hiccup's Slavemark, however, to bid it]], steal his legacy]], Hiccup has undergone CharacterDevelopment and TookALevelInBadass and realizes that he has to accept his legacy to make the Viking world a better place.
** The witch points out to Hiccup that if he becomes King then [[spoiler: he may have to [[SadisticChoice choose]] to [[TheNeedsOfTheMany destroy the dragons to save the humans]] and take on TheChainsOfCommanding.]] Hiccup does not ''want'' to be King for that reason, but even while suffering ColdBloodedTorture knows that [[spoiler: he cannot let Alvin take the crown, who will do far worse than destroy the dragons]]. Hiccup is hoping [[spoiler:manages to TakeAThirdOption as he always does.make peace with Furious by tossing away the real Dragon Jewel and pointing out that Furious can keep killing humans, but it will lead to endless bloodshed.]]



** Snotlout dueling Hiccup [[spoiler: in Book Eleven]] and blaming him for [[spoiler: all that has happened in the last books]], as well as for being born and upstaging Snotlout's position as heir. Hiccup during the duel is apologizing for what he has and hasn't done, which is unsettling to victims of abuse.

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** Snotlout dueling Hiccup [[spoiler: in Book Eleven]] and blaming him for [[spoiler: all that has happened in the last books]], as well as for being born and upstaging Snotlout's position as heir. Hiccup during the duel is apologizing for what he has and hasn't done, which is [[VictimBlaming unsettling to victims of abuse.abuse]].



* EarnYourHappyEnding: Hiccup in the prologue and epilogue of each book explains that his memoirs explain how he became a hero "the Hard Way" and several epilogues have shown how things got better in terms of curing Vorpentitis and repairing his relationship with his mother. We readers do know that he survives [[spoiler: the Island of Tomorrow and its guardians, Alvin the Treacherous and Excellinor's scheming, the Sea Dragon Furious who believes Hiccup will end the world of dragons]]. [[spoiler: Also that even if the dragons disappear, [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Toothless stays with him.]] ]]

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* EarnYourHappyEnding: Hiccup in the prologue and epilogue of each book explains that his memoirs explain how he became a hero "the Hard Way" and several epilogues have shown how things got better in terms of curing Vorpentitis and repairing his relationship with his mother. We readers do know that he survives [[spoiler: the Island of Tomorrow and its guardians, Alvin the Treacherous and Excellinor's scheming, the Sea Dragon Furious who believes Hiccup will end the world of dragons]]. [[spoiler: Also that even if while the dragons disappear, to hide from humans, [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Toothless stays with him.]] ]]



* HeelFaceDoorSlam: Grimbeard the Ghastly puts this on himself at the end of his reign, witnessing the ruins of his tribe and his kingdom [[spoiler: after he betrayed his ancestors, created slavery, and killed his favorite son while being forced to exile the other]]. Instead of doing the responsible thing and cleaning up the mess, he rides off into the sunset and leaves his Heir-- Hiccup III-- to dismantle the world he has made.

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* HeelFaceDoorSlam: HeelFaceDoorSlam:
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Grimbeard the Ghastly puts this on himself at the end of his reign, witnessing the ruins of his tribe and his kingdom [[spoiler: after he betrayed his ancestors, created slavery, and killed his favorite son while being forced to exile the other]]. Instead of doing the responsible thing and cleaning up the mess, he rides off into the sunset and leaves his Heir-- Hiccup III-- to dismantle the world he has made.made.
** Averted when Snotlout after [[spoiler:betraying Hiccup frees the captured Dragonmarkers. Although they boo at him for being a traitor, they do escape while he chases Hiccup to the both with the Lost Things since Vikings are not stupid enough to stay locked up. And while the Dragonmarkers condemn Snotlout for being a traitor when Alvin appears with all the Lost Things, Hiccup tells them how Snotlout died so that his legacy becomes kinder.]]



* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Alvin mockingly giving [[spoiler: a lobster necklace that he found in Grimbeard's Coffin years ago to a woman he married unknowingly gave away the real Dragon Jewel, which was hidden inside.]] He and [[spoiler: his mother realize at least twenty years too late [[OhCrap too late]] his mistake, when Hiccup is wearing the necklace and he reveals the jewel inside.]]

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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Alvin mockingly giving [[spoiler: a lobster necklace that he found in Grimbeard's Coffin years ago to a woman he married unknowingly gave away the real Dragon Jewel, which was hidden inside.]] He and [[spoiler: his mother realize at least twenty years too late [[OhCrap too late]] his mistake, when Hiccup is wearing the necklace and he reveals the jewel inside.]]inside. Hiccup received the necklace because his friend Fishlegs gave it to him out of kindness]]


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** Valhallarama's questing for the Lost Things and believing she was TheChosenOne means she was unaware of [[spoiler:her son collecting the Lost Things by accident over the years, and then supporting Alvin when Excellinor managed to get him elected as a temporary King to enslave Stoick and the Hooligans. This leads to her nearly killing Hiccup in Book Ten, delivering the Grimbeard map to Alvin, and accidentally creating a chain of events that leads to Alvin receiving the (fake) Dragon's Jewel.]]
20th Jul '16 2:09:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* CharacterDevelopment: All the characters, heroes and villains alike, change over the course of the series. Hiccup grows from a brilliant if cautious ten-year old to potential King of the Wilderwest and expert Dragon Whisperer. Alvin the Treacherous becomes more dangerous and DangerouslyGenreSavvy, thanks to his mother Excellinor. Fishlegs grows a pair and gets rid of his horrendous self-esteem. [[spoiler: Snoutlout becomes more and more horrible as the series goes on, then redeems himself in a CrowningMomentOfAwesome .]]

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* CharacterDevelopment: All the characters, heroes and villains alike, change over the course of the series. Hiccup grows from a brilliant if cautious ten-year old to potential King of the Wilderwest and expert Dragon Whisperer. Alvin the Treacherous becomes more dangerous and DangerouslyGenreSavvy, cunning, thanks to his mother Excellinor. Fishlegs grows a pair and gets rid of his horrendous self-esteem. [[spoiler: Snoutlout becomes more and more horrible as the series goes on, then redeems himself in a CrowningMomentOfAwesome .]]
20th Apr '16 3:54:51 PM Akriloth2160
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It was recently given an incredibly successful film adaption by Creator/DreamWorksAnimation, with ex-Disney animator Chris Sanders (''Disney/LiloAndStitch'') at the director's helm. It is largely an InNameOnly adaptation, but most characters retain their book names. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHUhygdAZIw Here's the trailer.]] Trope page for the film is '''[[WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon here]]'''.

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It was recently notably given an incredibly successful film adaption by Creator/DreamWorksAnimation, with ex-Disney animator Chris Sanders (''Disney/LiloAndStitch'') at the director's helm. It is largely an InNameOnly adaptation, but most characters retain their book names. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHUhygdAZIw Here's the trailer.]] Trope page for the film is '''[[WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon here]]'''.
13th Apr '16 9:39:21 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot:
** Fishlegs keeps saying in ''How to Be a Pirate'' that he doesn't want to go on the dangerous treasure hunt, and the Vikings only went because they became enamored of the legend of Grimbeard's treasure.
** Arguably, ''How to Betray a Dragon's Hero'' because of the choices that Hiccup makes. As the Wodensfang puts it, "Your mother said not to leave the Hideout."
** 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.]]

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* CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot:
** Fishlegs keeps saying in ''How to Be a Pirate'' that he doesn't want to go on the dangerous treasure hunt, and the Vikings only went because they became enamored of the legend of Grimbeard's treasure.
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CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot: Arguably, ''How to Betray a Dragon's Hero'' because of the choices that Hiccup makes. As the Wodensfang puts it, "Your mother said not to leave the Hideout."
** 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.]]
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2nd Apr '16 9:02:14 PM Jayalaw
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* CallBack:
** In Book Ten, Fishlegs delivers a ListOfTrangressions as to why to not save [[spoiler: Snotlout]].
** In Book Twelve, the nanodragons [[spoiler: to prove Hiccup is king]] lift Hiccup up into the sky the way that they did in Book Three to fool the Romans.



** Completely subverted with [[spoiler: Fishlegs and his father Alvin the Treacherous]]. [[spoiler: Alvin]] freely admits that he did it on purpose, with no thoughts about what happened to his [[spoiler: newborn son, who was abandoned and laid out to the sea.]]



* JustInTime: Hiccup in Book Twelve arrives [[spoiler: right when Alvin is about to be crowned, and manages to prove that he is the King once Toothless helps him regain his memories.]]



* LetsYouAndHimFight: [[spoiler: Amnesiac]] Hiccup tosses a broken oar at [[spoiler: Camicazi and Stormfly]] when he doesn't recognize them.

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* LetsYouAndHimFight: LetsFightLikeGentlemen:
** Furious demands this in Book Twelve and [[spoiler: Hiccup goes to meet him with the Dragon Jewel]].
** Fishlegs demands this of [[spoiler: Alvin on learning that the latter is his father]]. [[spoiler: Alvin]] refuses.
* LetsYouAndHimFight:
** Alvin and the Romans plan to turn the Bog Burglars and Hooligans by kidnapping their heirs and framing each of the tribes for the crime. Fortunately Hiccup thwarts this plot.
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[[spoiler: Amnesiac]] Hiccup tosses a broken oar at [[spoiler: Camicazi and Stormfly]] when he doesn't recognize them.


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* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome:
** Hiccup before the events of Book One escaping from the Visithugs while he was held hostage. ''Before'' he met Toothless.
** Also Hiccup between the events of books Nine and Ten survives for a year [[spoiler: as a fugitive, burgling to survive and freeing dragons from Alvin's traps.]]


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* ParentalAbandonment: Valhallarama sometimes sparks this reaction from Hiccup, especially when he's under stress [[spoiler: in Book Nine]].
2nd Mar '16 10:00:11 PM HeroGal2347
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* LoserFriendPuzzlesOutsiders: PlayedWith; Hiccup, the weedy GuileHero son of a dragon-killing chieftain, is friends with Fishlegs, a likewise weedy teenager. In spite of his weakness, the fact that Hiccup is a chief's son makes him slightly better than Fishlegs socially, and Stoick, Hiccup's father, urges his son to "give him up." He eventually says he was mistaken about Fishlegs.
27th Jan '16 6:45:39 PM Perilheart
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** In How to Seize a Dragon's Jewel, Toothless calls Valhallarama (believing she was a man) a "terrifying tin of testosterone".
6th Jan '16 3:43:23 PM Jayalaw
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* BittersweetEnding: ''How to Fight a Dragon's Fury'' has a huge one. [[spoiler: Hiccup is crowned king, and ends the war that he started between dragons and humans, but Furious dies TakingTheBullet from him, Snotlout is dead, and when Hiccup is an old man the dragons go into hiding to stay safe from humans.]]



* BondVillainStupidity: Excellinor's insistence on [[spoiler: keeping Hiccup alive up in Book Eleven after capturing him]], which Alvin lampshades, justifying it as "politics".



* ChekhovsGun: Too many to count. Some of the King's Lost Things [[spoiler: Grimbeard's second-best sword Endeavor, the Roman shield, the Hysteric key that opens everything, Toothless, Grimbeard's "ticking thing," the heart's stone that contains a ruby]]. Others to note: [[spoiler: Hiccup's Slavemark and Norbert's flying machine]], in ''How To Ride A Dragon's Storm'' and [[spoiler: Fishlegs's lobster pot]] in ''How to Seize a Dragon's Jewel''.

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* ChekhovsGun: Too many to count. ChekhovsArmory: Some of the King's Lost Things [[spoiler: Grimbeard's second-best sword Endeavor, the Roman shield, the Hysteric key that opens everything, Toothless, Grimbeard's "ticking thing," the heart's stone that contains a ruby]]. Others to note: [[spoiler: Hiccup's Slavemark and Norbert's flying machine]], in ''How To Ride A Dragon's Storm'' and [[spoiler: Fishlegs's lobster pot]] in ''How to Seize a Dragon's Jewel''. Grimbeard's letter to Hiccup ends up [[spoiler: nominating him as king.]]



* ChekhovsLecture: Hiccup manages to prove [[spoiler: that he is the rightful King of the Wilderwest]] by recounting all that he's learned from [[spoiler: obtaining the Lost Things]].
* ChickMagnet: Hiccup becomes this [[spoiler: after becoming crowned King of the Wilderwest.]]
* ChildProdigy: Hiccup, at least compared to everyone else, and he ages into a TeenGenius. His friends are smarter than the average Viking but are more of a case of OnlySaneMan.



* ChildProdigy / TeenGenius: Hiccup, at least compared to everyone else. His friends are smarter than the average Viking but are more of a case of OnlySaneMan.

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* ChildProdigy / TeenGenius: Hiccup, at least compared to everyone else. His friends are smarter than ClingyJealousGirl: Camicazi [[spoiler: [[ShipTease chases away the average Viking but are more of a case of OnlySaneMan.girls]] that want to hit on King Hiccup]].



** Arguably, ''How to Betray a Dragon's Hero'' because of the choices that Hiccup makes.

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** Arguably, ''How to Betray a Dragon's Hero'' because of the choices that Hiccup makes. As the Wodensfang puts it, "Your mother said not to leave the Hideout."



** Snotlout dueling Hiccup [[spoiler: in Book Twelve]] and blaming him for [[spoiler: all that has happened in the last books]], as well as for being born and upstaging Snotlout's position as heir. Hiccup during the duel is apologizing for what he has and hasn't done, which is unsettling to victims of abuse.

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** Snotlout dueling Hiccup [[spoiler: in Book Twelve]] Eleven]] and blaming him for [[spoiler: all that has happened in the last books]], as well as for being born and upstaging Snotlout's position as heir. Hiccup during the duel is apologizing for what he has and hasn't done, which is unsettling to victims of abuse.



** Hiccup. He saves the day several times and Snotlout usually gets credit for it all.
*** Not quite. Most of the time, the books end with a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming where Hiccup and Fishlegs end up getting celebrated for what they did, but the problem is [[StatusQuoIsGod they always end up getting mocked again, usually thanks to Snotlout]] [[AesopAmnesia by the next book]]. ''How to Be a Pirate'' even [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this in the opening scene.

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** Hiccup. He saves the day several times and Snotlout usually gets credit for it all.
*** Not quite. Most of the time, the books end with a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming
times, where Hiccup he and Fishlegs end up getting celebrated for what they did, but the problem is [[StatusQuoIsGod they always end up getting mocked again, usually thanks to Snotlout]] [[AesopAmnesia by the next book]]. ''How to Be a Pirate'' even [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this in the opening scene.



* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Alvin mockingly giving [[spoiler: a lobster necklace that he found in Grimbeard's Coffin years ago to a woman he married unknowingly gave away the real Dragon Jewel, which was hidden inside.]] He and [[spoiler: his mother realize at least twenty years too late [[OhCrap too late]] his mistake, when Hiccup is wearing the necklace and he reveals the jewel inside.]]



** Not so. Hiccup II may have been a GaryStu but Hiccups I & III in many ways were not. Hiccup I was not afraid to use fear against his enemies when he [[spoiler: threatened to break the Dragon Jewel and destroy the dragons forever]], and two of Hiccup III's plans involved first-degree, cold-blooded murder ([[spoiler: Norbert the Nutjob and the Monster of the Amber Slavelands]]).

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** Not so. Hiccup II may have been a GaryStu this trope but Hiccups I & III in many ways were not. Hiccup I was not afraid to use fear against his enemies when he [[spoiler: threatened to break the Dragon Jewel and destroy the dragons forever]], and two of Hiccup III's plans involved first-degree, cold-blooded murder ([[spoiler: Norbert the Nutjob and the Monster of the Amber Slavelands]]).



* LetsYouAndHimFight: [[spoiler: Amnesiac]] Hiccup tosses a broken oar at [[spoiler: Camicazi and Stormfly]] when he doesn't recognize them.



** Likewise, her attempt to BreakTheBadass [[spoiler: Hiccup]] through ColdBloodedTorture ends up [[spoiler: making Hiccup look more heroic.]]

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** Likewise, her attempt to BreakTheBadass with [[spoiler: Hiccup]] through ColdBloodedTorture ends up [[spoiler: making Hiccup look more heroic.]]



* NotWorthKilling: [[spoiler: Fishlegs and Alvin]] towards each other, when they learn that [[spoiler: they are son and father]]. [[spoiler: Fishlegs]] demands a duel of honor, but [[spoiler: Alvin]] won't respect that.



* ShootTheShaggyDog: [[spoiler: Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the II, Hiccup's ancestor,]] never stood a chance.

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* ShootTheShaggyDog: ShipTease: Camicazi [[spoiler: shoos away girls from King Hiccup after he's crowned]].
* ShooTheDog: [[spoiler: What really happened to the dragons.]] Because HumansAreBastards and have ChronicBackstabbingDisorder, [[spoiler: Hiccup promises to make sure that the next King of Dragons takes the dragons into hiding, where they will be safe from future humans.]]
* ShootTheShaggyDog:
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[[spoiler: Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the II, Hiccup's ancestor,]] never stood a chance.chance.
** Termagant, [[spoiler: Fishlegs's mother]], and her quest for true love.
* SinkOrSwimMentor: Valhallarama to Hiccup as a child, through letter correspondence no less. She even lampshades she was BrutallyHonest when recounting this to [[spoiler: King of the Wilderwest Hiccup]].



* TakeAThirdOption: How Hiccup handles the [[spoiler: conflict with Furious. When Furious is dying, Hiccup promises to ShooTheDog with the dragons, so that they can go into hiding when the world not longer becomes safe for them. In this way the dragons are spared from humans, since humans have ChronicBackstabbingDisorder.]]



* WorfHadTheFlu: Hiccup in Book Eleven gets bitten by a Spydragon, in his sword arm. It has to be bandaged the whole time, and he can't use it in combat. [[spoiler: This proves problematic when Snotlout decides that he wants to duel an injured Hiccup, and manages to disarm the other when Hiccup is forced to fight right-handed]].

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* WorfHadTheFlu: Hiccup in Book Eleven gets bitten by a Spydragon, in his sword arm. It has to be bandaged the whole time, and he can't use it in combat. [[spoiler: This proves problematic when Snotlout decides that he wants to duel an injured Hiccup, and manages to disarm the other when Hiccup is forced to fight right-handed]].right-handed]].
* YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle: After going through various trials to [[spoiler: become crowned King of the Wilderwest]], Hiccup then has to deal with the problem that is [[spoiler: Furious and the dragon rebellion]].
6th Jan '16 3:06:16 PM Jayalaw
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