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13th Jan '17 7:11:09 AM JJHIL325
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* HandicappedBadass: Gobber missing an arm and a leg, Toothless a tail fin and [[spoiler:Hiccup his left leg]]. All of them are badass.

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* HandicappedBadass: Gobber is missing an arm and a leg, Toothless a tail fin and [[spoiler:Hiccup his lower left leg]].leg after the final battle]]. All of them are badass.
28th Dec '16 8:06:44 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
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Jeffery Katzenberg [[http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/news/e3if6cb56a5cc3a087d944e002ef7e6d227 announced]] that this is Dreamworks' new franchise, apparently now dubbed with the more flexible title, ''Dragons''. [[CashCowFranchise Further additions to the franchise]] include a TV series on Creator/CartoonNetwork, titled ''WesternAnimation/DragonsRidersOfBerk'' and a theatrical sequel, titled ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon2'' in 2014, with another sequel set for 2018.

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Jeffery Katzenberg [[http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/news/e3if6cb56a5cc3a087d944e002ef7e6d227 announced]] that this is Dreamworks' new franchise, apparently now dubbed with the more flexible title, ''Dragons''. [[CashCowFranchise Further additions to the franchise]] include a TV series on Creator/CartoonNetwork, titled ''WesternAnimation/DragonsRidersOfBerk'' and a theatrical sequel, titled ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon2'' in 2014, with another sequel set for 2018.
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27th Dec '16 4:05:45 PM StFan
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!!Tropes from ''How to Train Your Dragon'':

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!!Tropes from ''How !!''How to Train Your Dragon'':
Dragon'' provides examples of:



* ActionGirl: Astrid lives and breathes this trope, as a trainee dragon slayer. Just look at her first appearance in the film.

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* ActionGirl: ActionGirl:
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Astrid lives and breathes this trope, as a trainee dragon slayer. Just look at her first appearance in the film.



* AdoringThePests: This film presents a more optimistic portrayal of this; despite dragons having a reputation locally for being pests, Hiccup chooses to free the dragon he captures instead of killing it, secretly sneaks away to visit and feed it in the woods, and eventually becomes emotionally attached to it. [[spoiler:It is through this that he discovers that dragons aren't as innately violent as they're made out to be, a realization that, combined with his observation of their behaviour, leads to both himself and his local community coming to understand them better.]]
* AdultFear: [[spoiler: Stoick believing his son was dead after the fight with the Green Death]]. To make it worse, this was due to Stoick's own misguided actions that led to the above event.
* AerialCanyonChase: Once with no chaser in a training stage and then with a chase in the climax.

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* AdoringThePests: This film presents a more optimistic portrayal of this; despite dragons having a reputation locally for being pests, Hiccup chooses to free the dragon he captures instead of killing it, secretly sneaks away to visit and feed it in the woods, and eventually becomes emotionally attached to it. [[spoiler:It is through this that he discovers that dragons aren't as innately violent as they're made out to be, a realization that, combined with his observation of their behaviour, behavior, leads to both himself and his local community coming to understand them better.]]
* AdultFear: [[spoiler: Stoick [[spoiler:Stoick believing his son was is dead after the fight with the Green Death]]. To make it worse, this was due to Stoick's own misguided actions that led to the above event.
* %%* AerialCanyonChase: Once with no chaser in a training stage and then with a chase in the climax.



* AllAnimalsAreDogs: Toothless behaves much like a mix of cat and dog, with the purring, the nuzzling, loyalty, playfulness and his reaction when [[spoiler: Hiccup wakes up after their battle with the queen dragon]] is very happy puppy. He also has some horse characteristics too. The directors wanted people to see their own pets in Toothless, and drew inspiration from real-life animals. (And many of the other dragons exhibit very feline behaviors, especially with the way they enjoy being petted and scritched.) Physically, he looks like a salamander crossed with a cat crossed with [[Disney/LiloAndStitch Stitch]], with bat wings. He also sleeps like a bat occasionally.
** The animators studied a number of animals to get his movements, including cats, dogs and birds. One of the animators confirmed that the choice to make Toothless's behavior and appearance catlike came after watching a screensaver of a black panther. He was originally modeled off wolves as seen in the art book.

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* AllAnimalsAreDogs: AllAnimalsAreDogs:
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Toothless behaves much like a mix of cat and dog, with the purring, the nuzzling, loyalty, playfulness and his reaction when [[spoiler: Hiccup wakes up after their battle with the queen dragon]] is very happy puppy. He also has some horse characteristics too. The directors wanted people to see their own pets in Toothless, and drew inspiration from real-life animals. (And many of the other dragons exhibit very feline behaviors, especially with the way they enjoy being petted and scritched.) Physically, he looks like a salamander crossed with a cat crossed with [[Disney/LiloAndStitch Stitch]], with bat wings. He also sleeps like a bat occasionally.
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occasionally. The animators studied a number of animals to get his movements, including cats, dogs and birds. One of the animators confirmed that the choice to make Toothless's behavior and appearance catlike came after watching a screensaver of a black panther. He was originally modeled off wolves as seen in the art book.



* AllThereInTheManual: The Green Death's name, Hiccup's full name.
* AllTrollsAreDifferent: According to Gobber not only do they exist but they steal your left sock.
** Made even more amusing when you realize he has only one leg, and his right leg is the one that's replaced. So technically, he only has "left socks" ''to'' steal. More likely, he's just misplacing them.

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* AllThereInTheManual: In the DS game it's implied that all the kids have siblings, except Astrid and Hiccup. They have names like Froglegs, Piglegs, Snuffnut, and Wartlout.
* AllThereInTheScript:
The Green Death's name, Hiccup's full name.
* AllTrollsAreDifferent: According to Gobber not only do they exist but they steal your left sock.
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sock. Made even more amusing when you realize he has only one leg, and his right leg is the one that's replaced. So technically, he only has "left socks" ''to'' steal. More likely, he's just misplacing them.



-->'''Gobber''': You're not always going to be there to protect him. He's going to get out there again. He's probably out there now.

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-->'''Gobber''': -->'''Gobber:''' You're not always going to be there to protect him. He's going to get out there again. He's probably out there now.



* AnArmAndALeg: Gobber had this happen to him, several times. At the end, this also happens to [[spoiler:Hiccup.]]

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* %%* AnArmAndALeg: Gobber had this happen to him, several times. At the end, this also happens to [[spoiler:Hiccup.]]



* AttackItsWeakPoint: [[spoiler:"Not so fire-proof on the inside, are you?"]] Also, wings and tails because 'a downed dragon is a dead dragon'.
* AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever: [[spoiler: The Green Death.]]
* AuthorAppeal: The {{Shout Out}}s to the horse movies, most notably ''Film/TheBlackStallion''. The reason for this is because it is the director's favourite film.

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* %%* AttackItsWeakPoint: [[spoiler:"Not so fire-proof on the inside, are you?"]] Also, wings and tails because 'a downed dragon is a dead dragon'.
* AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever: [[spoiler: The Green Death.]]
* AuthorAppeal: The {{Shout Out}}s shout-outs to the horse movies, most notably ''Film/TheBlackStallion''. The reason for this is because it is the director's favourite film.



* AnAxeToGrind: We ''are'' dealing with Vikings here...Astrid throws them into trees as stress relief.
* BadassAdorable: Toothless.

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* AnAxeToGrind: We ''are'' dealing with Vikings here... Astrid throws them into trees as stress relief.
* %%* BadassAdorable: Toothless.



* BattleDiscretionShot: Used several times.
* BeardOfBarbarism: Vikings.

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* %%* BattleDiscretionShot: Used several times.
* %%* BeardOfBarbarism: Vikings.



** Other than the fact that even the biggest baddest vikings are advised by the dragon hunter's manual to curl up and cry and pray that "the unholy offspring of lightning and Death" does not find him?



* BluntYes: Hiccup gives one to Astrid. It's a sign that [[CharacterDevelopment he's starting to stand up for himself]] (and Toothless).

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* %%* BluntYes: Hiccup gives one to Astrid. It's a sign that [[CharacterDevelopment he's starting to stand up for himself]] (and Toothless).



-->'''Beginning:''' This is Berk. It's twelve days north of Hopeless and a few degrees south of Freezing to Death. [...] We have fishing, hunting, and a charming view of the sunsets. The only problems are the pests. You see, most places have mice, or mosquitoes. We have... dragons.\\

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-->'''Beginning:''' --->'''Beginning:''' This is Berk. It's twelve days north of Hopeless and a few degrees south of Freezing to Death. [...] We have fishing, hunting, and a charming view of the sunsets. The only problems are the pests. You see, most places have mice, or mosquitoes. We have... dragons.\\



** It begins with Hiccup opening his door, seeing dragons, and immediately slamming the door shut. [[spoiler:It closes with Hiccup slamming the door upon seeing dragons flying about outside. The difference is that by the end, the dragons have been integrated into the community of Berk.]]
*** To add to this, the dragon Hiccup sees when he opens the door might be the exact same Monstrous Nightmare both times. Wild at the beginning, [[spoiler:having been trained by Snotlout at the end.]]
** "Night Fury! Get down!" [[spoiler: In the beginning, it's a terrified warning to troops in battle; at the end, it's a warning that playful Toothless is about to bound over the crowd's heads to reach Hiccup.]]
* BookshelfDominoes: The walls of the maze during one of the training sessions.
* ABoyAndHisX: A Boy And His Dragon as the backbone of the plot.

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** It begins with Hiccup opening his door, seeing dragons, and immediately slamming the door shut. [[spoiler:It closes with Hiccup slamming the door upon seeing dragons flying about outside. The difference is that by the end, the dragons have been integrated into the community of Berk.]]
***
]] To add to this, the dragon Hiccup sees when he opens the door might be the exact same Monstrous Nightmare both times. Wild at the beginning, [[spoiler:having been trained by Snotlout at the end.]]
** "Night Fury! Get down!" [[spoiler: In [[spoiler:In the beginning, it's a terrified warning to troops in battle; at the end, it's a warning that playful Toothless is about to bound over the crowd's heads to reach Hiccup.]]
* BookshelfDominoes: The walls of the maze fall upon each others during one of the training sessions.
* ABoyAndHisX: A "A Boy And and His Dragon Dragon" as the backbone of the plot.



* BreakUpMakeUpScenario: Hiccup and Stoick.

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* %%* BreakUpMakeUpScenario: Hiccup and Stoick.



* BreathWeapon: It would be surprising if this didn't appear. Somewhat more realistic in that the dragons run out if they attack too much in a short span.
** Each dragon has a different style of breathing fire. Some breathe gas like the traditional dragon, others spit flammable saliva, and most dragonfire seems to have a sort of corrosive nature to it (after the initial blast, it continues to burn like napalm). Night Fury blasts have exceptionally cool "lightning fire" look to it, and may even ''break the sound barrier''.

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* BreathWeapon: It would be surprising if this didn't appear. Somewhat more realistic in that the dragons run out if they attack too much in a short span.
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span. Each dragon has a different style of breathing fire. Some breathe gas like the traditional dragon, others spit flammable saliva, and most dragonfire seems to have a sort of corrosive nature to it (after the initial blast, it continues to burn like napalm). Night Fury blasts have exceptionally cool "lightning fire" look to it, and may even ''break the sound barrier''.



* BringMyBrownPants: Gobber briefly mentions the "extra pairs of underwear" during the quiet before [[spoiler: the Green Death]] battle.

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* BringMyBrownPants: Gobber briefly mentions the "extra pairs of underwear" during the quiet before [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the Green Death]] battle.



'''Gobber:''' -in my undies. Good thing I brought extras!
* BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu: [[spoiler:Lost Your Leg Punching Out The Frackin' Huge Volcano Dragon.]]
* TheBully: Subverted - Snotlout initially is set up perfectly to fulfill this role, but ultimately he comes off as boastful but not particularly mean; he doesn't poke fun at Hiccup any more than the other vikings and is one of the first to warm up to him after he starts to do well.

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'''Gobber:''' -in --in my undies. Good thing I brought extras!
* BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu: [[spoiler:Lost Your Leg Punching Out The Frackin' Huge Volcano Dragon.[[spoiler:Hiccup loses his leg punching out the frackin' huge volcano dragon.]]
* TheBully: Subverted - -- Snotlout initially is set up perfectly to fulfill this role, but ultimately he comes off as boastful but not particularly mean; he doesn't poke fun at Hiccup any more than the other vikings and is one of the first to warm up to him after he starts to do well.



* CassandraTruth: No one believes Hiccup when he says he hit and downed a Night Fury, seeing as Night Furies are ''incredibly'' dangerous dragons, and up to that point, no-one had ever even ''seen'' one, or at least seen one and lived to tell about it, much less wounded one.[[CryingWolf Not to mention that it seems like he's said it before too]].

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* CassandraTruth: No one No-one believes Hiccup when he says he hit and downed a Night Fury, seeing as Night Furies are ''incredibly'' dangerous dragons, and up to that point, no-one had ever even ''seen'' one, or at least seen one and lived to tell about it, much less wounded one.[[CryingWolf Not to mention that it seems like he's said it before too]].



* CasualDangerDialogue: When Astrid first flies on Toothless.
-->'''Astrid:''' [[OverlyLongScream AAAAAAAAHHHHH!!!]]
-->'''Hiccup''': [Deadpan] Thank you for nothing, you useless reptile.

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* CasualDangerDialogue: CasualDangerDialogue:
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When Astrid first flies on Toothless.
-->'''Astrid:''' --->'''Astrid:''' [[OverlyLongScream AAAAAAAAHHHHH!!!]]
-->'''Hiccup''': [Deadpan]
AAAAAAAAHHHHH!!!]]\\
'''Hiccup:''' ''[deadpan]''
Thank you for nothing, you useless reptile.



-->'''Astrid:''' That was for [''insert crime here'']. ''That'' was for everything else.\\

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-->'''Astrid:''' That was for [''insert [insert crime here''].here]. ''That'' was for everything else.\\



'''Hiccup again:'''You just gestured to all of me.
* TheCavalry: [[spoiler:Hiccup and his newly minted dragon rider corps.]]

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'''Hiccup again:'''You '''Hiccup:''' You just gestured to all of me.
* %%* TheCavalry: [[spoiler:Hiccup and his newly minted dragon rider corps.]]



* CloseOnTitle
* ColossusClimb: [[spoiler:Variant: Snoutlout, after falling off his dragon onto the Green Death, switches to this.]]

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* %%* CloseOnTitle
* ColossusClimb: [[spoiler:Variant: Snoutlout, after falling off his dragon onto the Green Death, switches climb over its head to this.attack its eyes.]]



* CoupDeGrace: During a training test against a dragon, Hiccup's training instructor insists to him that a dragon will always go for the kill...unaware that the dragon that Hiccup had injured earlier had spared his life after he spared his.

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* CoupDeGrace: During a training test against a dragon, Hiccup's training instructor insists to him that a dragon will always go for the kill... unaware that the dragon that Hiccup had injured earlier had spared his life after he spared his.



-->'''Astrid''' ''(referring to Toothless)'': I'll bet he's really scared now. What are you going to do about it?\\
'''Hiccup''': Probably something stupid.\\
'''Astrid''': Good. But--you've already done that.\\
'''Hiccup''' ''(getting the idea)'': Then something crazy. ''(Heads for the dragon kennels)''\\
'''Astrid''': That's more like it.
** Later lampshaded when the other young Vikings hear his plan:
--->'''Ruffnut''': You're crazy! ''(leans in close and whispers)'' I like that.
* CurbStompBattle: The Vikings vs. [[spoiler:the Green Death. It had wiped out their rides home, their heavy weapons and was well on the way to wiping out them out as well -- cue Stoick's and Gobber's plan for a HeroicSacrifice -- when the newly minted [[DragonRider Dragonriders of Berk]] arrive to take the fight to the monster.]]
* CuriousAsAMonkey: According to the "Book of Dragons", the Change-wing dragon often used its camouflage abilities to watch others and mimic their behavior.

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-->'''Astrid''' ''(referring -->'''Astrid:''' ''[referring to Toothless)'': Toothless]'' I'll bet he's really scared now. What are you going to do about it?\\
'''Hiccup''': '''Hiccup:''' Probably something stupid.\\
'''Astrid''': '''Astrid:''' Good. But--you've But... you've already done that.\\
'''Hiccup''' ''(getting '''Hiccup:''' ''[getting the idea)'': idea]'' Then something crazy. ''(Heads ''[heads for the dragon kennels)''\\
'''Astrid''':
kennels]''\\
'''Astrid:'''
That's more like it.
** :: Later lampshaded when the other young Vikings hear his plan:
--->'''Ruffnut''':
plan[=:=]
-->'''Ruffnut:''':
You're crazy! ''(leans ''[leans in close and whispers)'' whispers]'' I like that.
* CurbStompBattle: The Vikings vs. [[spoiler:the Green Death. It had has wiped out their rides home, their heavy weapons and was is well on the way to wiping out them out as well -- cue Stoick's and Gobber's plan for a HeroicSacrifice -- when the newly minted [[DragonRider Dragonriders of Berk]] arrive to take the fight to the monster.]]
* CuriousAsAMonkey: According to the "Book of Dragons", the Change-wing dragon often used uses its camouflage abilities to watch others and mimic their behavior.



* DarkerAndEdgier: Though not ''that'' dark and edgy, the movie is much more serious than the book.
** Meta-wise, it's also this to most of Dreamworks' previous animated films. The sequel takes it further.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: Though not ''that'' dark and edgy, the movie is much more serious than the book.
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book. Meta-wise, it's also this to most of Dreamworks' [=DreamWorks'=] previous animated films. The sequel takes it further.



** The main 2-measure motif that is heard in F major during the Creator/DreamWorks logo reoccurs multiple times, sometimes being twisted to fit much more depressing chords. The violins are heard playing the motif repeatedly with false harmonics in "Wounded" where Toothless is seen trying to fly but failing, and at the beginning of "The Dragon Book." It is also reprised with the original chord progressions but in a rather melancholy C major near the end when [[spoiler:Hiccup discovers that he's lost his foot, and must get used to walking on a crude prosthetic limb.]]

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** The main 2-measure two-measure motif that is heard in F major during the Creator/DreamWorks logo reoccurs multiple times, sometimes being twisted to fit much more depressing chords. The violins are heard playing the motif repeatedly with false harmonics in "Wounded" where Toothless is seen trying to fly but failing, and at the beginning of "The Dragon Book." It is also reprised with the original chord progressions but in a rather melancholy C major near the end when [[spoiler:Hiccup discovers that he's lost his foot, and must get used to walking on a crude prosthetic limb.]]



* DeadpanSnarker: Hiccup. "And now the [[EverythingsBetterWithSpinning spinning.]] Thank you for nothing, you useless reptile."

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* DeadpanSnarker: DeadpanSnarker:
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Hiccup. "And now the [[EverythingsBetterWithSpinning spinning.]] Thank you for nothing, you useless reptile."



* DeathFromAbove: A favorite tactic of the dragons.

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* %%* DeathFromAbove: A favorite tactic of the dragons.



* {{Determinator}}: [[spoiler: Toothless escapes from the same valley he was trapped in at the beginning of the film when he hears Hiccup in danger, climbing out through sheer force of will.]]
* DisneyDeath: [[spoiler:Hiccup. Though he doesn't come out completely unscathed.]]

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* {{Determinator}}: [[spoiler: Toothless [[spoiler:Toothless escapes from the same valley he was trapped in at the beginning of the film when he hears Hiccup in danger, climbing out through sheer force of will.]]
* %%* DisneyDeath: [[spoiler:Hiccup. Though he doesn't come out completely unscathed.]]



* DragonsAreDinosaurs: The [[spoiler:Green Death]] looks like an unholy cross between a turtle, an ankylosaurus and a ''T. rex'', and is as big as Godzilla ''and it can fly.'' That particular winged beastie really gives the feel of a [[spoiler:leftover ancient primordial dragon or maybe even a leftover dragon deity.]]

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* DragonsAreDinosaurs: The [[spoiler:Green Death]] looks like an unholy cross between a turtle, an ankylosaurus and a ''T. rex'', and is rex''. It's as big as Godzilla ''and it can fly.'' That particular winged beastie really gives the feel of a [[spoiler:leftover ancient primordial dragon or maybe even a leftover dragon deity.]]



* EverythingsLouderWithBagpipes: The song ''The Downed Dragon'' has a section at the end with bagpipes. It makes it pretty scary.

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* EverythingsLouderWithBagpipes: The song ''The "The Downed Dragon'' Dragon" has a section at the end with bagpipes. It makes it pretty scary.



--> '''Stoick:''' [[spoiler: The nest? You've been to the nest?!]]\\

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--> '''Stoick:''' [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The nest? You've been to the nest?!]]\\



'''Stoick:''' How did you-?\\

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'''Stoick:''' How did you-?\\you--?\\



''Beat. [[spoiler: Stoick gets a EurekaMoment)]]''\\

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''Beat. ''[beat; [[spoiler: Stoick gets a EurekaMoment)]]''\\EurekaMoment]]]''\\



* EyeScream: Snotlout hits [[spoiler:the Green Death]] in the eye with [[spoiler:a '''[[DropTheHammer Viking War Hammer]]''']]. ''Repeatedly''. This is downplayed, since [[spoiler:all it does is piss it off.]]

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* EyeScream: Snotlout hits [[spoiler:the Green Death]] in the eye with [[spoiler:a '''[[DropTheHammer [[DropTheHammer Viking War Hammer]]''']].warhammer]]]]. ''Repeatedly''. This is downplayed, since [[spoiler:all it does is piss it off.]]



* ForeignCussWord: The name of the village is Berk, a British Rhyming-slang word that derives from "Berkshire ''[[CountryMatters Hunt]]''." These days, its meaning has shifted to {{Jerkass}}. To Fracophonic Tropers, the island's name is "Yuck!"

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* ForeignCussWord: The name of the village is Berk, a British Rhyming-slang word that derives from "Berkshire ''[[CountryMatters Hunt]]''." These days, its meaning has shifted to {{Jerkass}}. To Fracophonic Tropers, francophone tropers, the island's name is "Yuck!"



** Take notice of how much attention is given to shots of Hiccup's [[spoiler:left foot]], particularly whenever he rides Toothless. On that note: "it's not worth it unless you get a scar out of it."
*** Also Gobber's mention of how trolls exist, and they steal your socks, only the ''left ones'' though, well Hiccup won't have to worry about that anymore will he?
** In a bit more of a "recurring action" vibe: Toothless initially refuses to truly open up to Astrid while she's riding him and instead keeps messing with her until she says she's sorry - this resonates later when [[spoiler:he doesn't show Stoick that he's saved Hiccup until after he apologizes.]]

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** Take notice of how much attention is given to shots of Hiccup's [[spoiler:left foot]], particularly whenever he rides Toothless. On that note: "it's not worth it unless you get a scar out of it."
***
" Also Gobber's mention of how trolls exist, and they steal your socks, only the ''left ones'' though, well Hiccup won't have to worry about that anymore will he?
** In a bit more of a "recurring action" vibe: Toothless initially refuses to truly open up to Astrid while she's riding him and instead keeps messing with her until she says she's sorry - -- this resonates later when [[spoiler:he doesn't show Stoick that he's saved Hiccup until after he apologizes.]]



* FunnyBackgroundEvent: While Gobber and Stoick argue about what to do with Hiccup, early on in the film, Gobber spends much of the conversation fishing his false tooth out of his ale, where it fell when he performed a SpitTake.

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* FunnyBackgroundEvent: FunnyBackgroundEvent:
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While Gobber and Stoick argue about what to do with Hiccup, early on in the film, Gobber spends much of the conversation fishing his false tooth out of his ale, where it fell when he performed a SpitTake.



* GiantFlyer: [[spoiler: The Green Death.]]
* GiveGeeksAChance: Hiccup and [[spoiler:Astrid]]. While his geekiness lead to the moment it was more proving that he wasn't a spineless screw up like everyone thought.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Curiously, both Hiccup and Stoick have scars on the right sides of their faces. Stoick's isn't so noticeable with facial features and age, but when the light shines on Hiccup's mouth/chin at a certain angle, it ''clearly'' shows. What's concerning is that its dented inwards, something that most likely was created from a ''stab wound''.
** [[spoiler: It's not a stab wound. The second movie reveals that Cloudjumper gave Hiccup that scar when he was a baby, before carrying off his mother during a dragon raid. Apparently some dragon horns cut like knives.]]
* GrimUpNorth: According to Hiccup Berk is a neutral example: "It snows nine months of the year and hails the other three; the food that grows here is tough and tasteless. The people that grow here are even more so."

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* %%* GiantFlyer: [[spoiler: The Green Death.]]
* GiveGeeksAChance: Hiccup and [[spoiler:Astrid]]. While his geekiness lead to the moment moment, it was is more about proving that he wasn't isn't a spineless screw up screw-up like everyone thought.
think.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Curiously, both Hiccup and Stoick have scars on the right sides of their faces. Stoick's isn't so noticeable with facial features and age, but when the light shines on Hiccup's mouth/chin at a certain angle, it ''clearly'' shows. What's concerning is that its dented inwards, something that most likely was created from a ''stab wound''.
** [[spoiler: It's not a stab wound. The
[[spoiler:The second movie reveals that Cloudjumper gave Hiccup that scar when he was a baby, before carrying off his mother during a dragon raid. Apparently some dragon horns cut like knives.]]
* GrimUpNorth: According to Hiccup Hiccup, Berk is a neutral example: "It snows nine months of the year and hails the other three; the food that grows here is tough and tasteless. The people that grow here are even more so."



* HandsOffMyFluffy: PlayedForDrama when [[spoiler:Toothless barges in during Hiccup's final exam. [[FluffyTamer Hiccup]] realizes that Toothless was trying to protect him, but the other Vikings just see a [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Night Fury]], ignoring Hiccup's pleas to stop.]]

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* HandsOffMyFluffy: PlayedForDrama when [[spoiler:Toothless barges in during Hiccup's final exam. [[FluffyTamer Hiccup]] realizes that Toothless was is trying to protect him, but the other Vikings just see a [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Night Fury]], ignoring Hiccup's pleas to stop.]]



* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Gobber and Stoick had every intention of dying, but Hiccup and the kids arrive to back them up. (Big Damn Gunships?)]]

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* HeroicSacrifice: HeroicSacrifice:
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[[spoiler:Gobber and Stoick had every intention of dying, but Hiccup and the kids arrive to back them up. (Big Damn Gunships?)]]



* HeWhoFightsMonsters: Stoick is well on his way, spouting slash-and-burn rhetoric towards the dragons [[spoiler:and leading his men on an [[{{Literature/MobyDick}} Ahab-esque]] quest to destroy the nest. [[HeelFaceTurn He changes his mind]] after he realizes his actions almost killed his entire tribe, and Hiccup saved the day.]]
* HornyVikings: All of them have horns on their helmets.

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* HeWhoFightsMonsters: Stoick is well on his way, spouting slash-and-burn rhetoric towards the dragons [[spoiler:and leading his men on an [[{{Literature/MobyDick}} [[Literature/MobyDick Ahab-esque]] quest to destroy the nest. [[HeelFaceTurn He changes his mind]] after he realizes his actions almost killed his entire tribe, and Hiccup saved the day.]]
* HornyVikings: All of them have horns on their helmets. Might be justified as a case of AlternateUniverse by the Vikings wanting to emulate the scary looks of the horned dragons.



-->"Less Okay..."

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-->"Less -->'''Fishlegs:''' Less Okay..."



-->I can't believe that worked!
* InkSuitActor: The producers tried to animate Hiccup as closely to Jay Baruchel as possible. Jonah Hill also bears some similarity to his character Snotlout. While Stoick has [[BadassBeard too much beard]] to look like Creator/GerardButler, it's not too far off to see him playing the role in live action.
* InNameOnly: This movie to ''Literature/HowToTrainYourDragon''. While some character names are the same, the plot and setting is otherwise completely different. (An article linked to on [[Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} The Other Wiki]] said the new directors found the original story too "sweet and whimsical") [[TropesAreTools The original author approved of the changes, it got stellar reviews and did very well commercially, though, so who's counting?]]

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-->I -->'''Snotlout:''' I can't believe that worked!
* InkSuitActor: InkSuitActor:
**
The producers tried to animate Hiccup as closely to Jay Baruchel as possible. possible.
**
Jonah Hill also bears some similarity to his character Snotlout. Snotlout.
**
While Stoick has [[BadassBeard too much beard]] to look like Creator/GerardButler, it's not too far off to see him playing the role in live action.
live-action.
* InNameOnly: This movie to ''Literature/HowToTrainYourDragon''. While some character names are the same, the plot and setting is otherwise completely different. (An article linked to on [[Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} The Other Wiki]] said the new directors found the original story too "sweet and whimsical") whimsical".) [[TropesAreTools The original author approved of the changes, it got stellar reviews and did very well commercially, though, so who's counting?]]



* ItHasBeenAnHonor: Stoick and Gobber all but say this when they clasps hands together and [[spoiler:agree to perform a HeroicSacrifice in order to buy time for the other adult Vikings to escape from Green Death.]]

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* ItHasBeenAnHonor: ItHasBeenAnHonor:
**
Stoick and Gobber all but say this when they clasps hands together and [[spoiler:agree to perform a HeroicSacrifice in order to buy time for the other adult Vikings to escape from Green Death.]]



* JerkassHasAPoint: Stoick is right in what he says after the big-dragon-fight intro, Hiccup '''is not''' a dragon killer - a fact that Hiccup himself admits when they meet again later that night.
* JerkJock: Snotlout, like the movies, is an arrogant jock but he eases up over time.
* JockDadNerdSon: Part of the driving force of the plot is that Hiccup doesn't live up to his father's expectations, [[spoiler: and still saves the day with skill and smarts as opposed to brute force.]]
-->'''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!"
* {{Kaiju}}: The Green Death, through and through.

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* JerkassHasAPoint: Stoick is right in what he says after the big-dragon-fight intro, Hiccup '''is not''' ''is not'' a dragon killer - -- a fact that Hiccup himself admits when they meet again later that night.
* JerkJock: Snotlout, like the movies, Snotlout is an arrogant jock jock, but he eases up over time.
* JockDadNerdSon: Part of the driving force of the plot is that Hiccup doesn't live up to his father's expectations, [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and still saves the day with skill and smarts as opposed to brute force.]]
-->'''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!"
* {{Kaiju}}: The Green Death, through and through.
fishbone!



-->"Oh, I am hurt! I am very much hurt!"

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-->"Oh, -->'''Tuffnut:''' Oh, I am hurt! I am very much hurt!"hurt!



* LiarRevealed: Hiccup voluntarily ends the charade that he's an on-the-cusp dragon slayer, instead using his anointment battle to show his command of the creatures, much to the village's shock and his father's disappointment. TropesAreNotBad, as Hiccup's deception was out of an unselfish, kind motive, rather than a selfish one covered up for personal gain like it is routinely used for.

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* LiarRevealed: Hiccup voluntarily ends the charade that he's an on-the-cusp dragon slayer, instead using his anointment battle to show his command of the creatures, much to the village's shock and his father's disappointment. TropesAreNotBad, as Hiccup's deception deception, however, was out of an unselfish, kind motive, rather than a selfish one covered up for personal gain like it the trope is routinely used for. for.



* MassiveNumberedSiblings: In the DS game it's implied that all the kids have siblings, except Astrid and Hiccup. They have names like Froglegs, Piglegs, Snuffnut, and Wartlout.



** '''Astrid''' is a traditional Scandinavian name meaning 'divine and beautiful'; she is considered to be very attractive. It is also worth noting that she is the only one without an icky name, possibly because she's just so badass that she didn't need one to scare off trolls and gnomes.

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** '''Astrid''' is a traditional Scandinavian name meaning 'divine "divine and beautiful'; beautiful"; she is considered to be very attractive. It is also worth noting that she is the only one without an icky name, possibly because she's just so badass that she didn't need one to scare off trolls and gnomes.



** '''Ruffnut''' and '''Tuffnut''' are... well, yeah.

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** %%** '''Ruffnut''' and '''Tuffnut''' are... well, yeah.



* MissingMom: Hiccup's. It's never mentioned what happened to her. [[spoiler:She's been confirmed to return in the sequel however.]]

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* MissingMom: Hiccup's. It's never mentioned what happened to her. [[spoiler:She's been confirmed to return in the sequel sequel, however.]]



* MoodDissonance: Gobber, constantly with the bad advice.

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* %%* MoodDissonance: Gobber, constantly with the bad advice.



** Hideous Zipplebacks, which have two heads. They work well together, with one providing flammable gas, and the other a pilot light. Put them under the command of a pair of twins who never stop bickering, however...

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** The two heads of a Hideous Zipplebacks, which have two heads. Zippleback are distinct and do not share each other's thoughts. If the heads start arguing, the dragon can stall out, leaving it completely vulnerable to attack. They usually work well together, though, with one providing flammable gas, and the other a pilot light. Put them under the command of a pair of twins who never stop bickering, however...



* MultipleTailedBeast: The Zipplebacks.

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* MultipleTailedBeast: The Zipplebacks.Zipplebacks have two tails in addition of their two heads.



* MuscleAngst: {{Implied}}. Hiccup's sarcastic impression of his father mostly has him believing his father wanted a physically strong looking son.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Stoick, after [[spoiler:his IHaveNoSon moment]] right after he walks outside and the enormity of what he'd just done hits him. Another moment happens later, when he realizes that [[spoiler:Hiccup was right about the dragon nest, and he's led his people into a fight they can't win]], and then ''again'' when [[spoiler:it appears Hiccup has died to save them.]]
-->Hiccup earlier, at the downed Night Fury:\\
"[[MeaningfulEcho I did this...]]"

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* MuscleAngst: {{Implied}}. Hiccup's sarcastic impression of his father mostly has him believing his father wanted a physically strong looking strong-looking son.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: MyGodWhatHaveIDone:
**
Stoick, after [[spoiler:his IHaveNoSon moment]] right after he walks outside and the enormity of what he'd just done hits him. Another moment happens later, when he realizes that [[spoiler:Hiccup was right about the dragon nest, and he's led his people into a fight they can't win]], and then ''again'' when [[spoiler:it appears Hiccup has died to save them.]]
-->Hiccup ** Hiccup earlier, at the downed Night Fury:\\
"[[MeaningfulEcho
Fury:
-->'''Hiccup:''' [[MeaningfulEcho
I did this...]]"]]



** {{Lampshaded}} - In the opening narration, Hiccup says that parents give their children hideous names to frighten off Gnomes and Trolls.
** Most dragon species follow this rule, such as "Monstrous Nightmare", "Night Fury" and "Boneknapper". Even the "Terrible Terror" gets this treatment, and it's the size of a small dog (the 'voice' for the little guys was even provided by a chihuahua).

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** {{Lampshaded}} - -- In the opening narration, Hiccup says that parents give their children hideous names to frighten off Gnomes and Trolls.
** Most dragon species follow this rule, such as "Monstrous Nightmare", "Night Fury" and "Boneknapper". Even the "Terrible Terror" gets this treatment, and it's the size of a small dog (the 'voice' "voice" for the little guys was even provided by a chihuahua).



** The TV-spots made the film look a lot more slapstick-y and goofy than it truly was (there was very little in the way of slapstick humor, and the film itself was more drama/action with humor thrown in), and suggests that everyone immediately embraces the idea that dragons can be tamed.
** One of the funniest scenes from the trailer was Hiccup's "Thank you for nothing, you useless reptile." followed by Toothless smacking him with his ear. Both scenes happened, but were separate and unrelated to one another. [[spoiler:The line was issued when Toothless tried his level best to throw Astrid off, but he'd whapped Hiccup earlier, when Hiccup made a mistake with his new flying rig.]]

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** The TV-spots made the film look a lot more slapstick-y and goofy than it truly was is (there was is very little in the way of slapstick humor, and the film itself was is more drama/action with humor thrown in), and suggests that everyone immediately embraces the idea that dragons can be tamed.
** One of the funniest scenes from the trailer was is Hiccup's "Thank you for nothing, you useless reptile." reptile," followed by Toothless smacking him with his ear. Both scenes happened, happen, but were are separate and unrelated to one another. [[spoiler:The line was is issued when Toothless tried tries his level best to throw Astrid off, but he'd whapped Hiccup earlier, when Hiccup made a mistake with his new flying rig.]]



** The theatrical trailers make it appear that Toothless immediately liked Hiccup after being set free, when in the movie, his first action was [[spoiler:to pin Hiccup to the ground, roar, and leave. He didn't become Hiccup's friend or even warm up to him until days later.]]
** Commercials for it on Nickelodeon try to imply that Hiccup tries to [[BatmanInMyBasement hide Toothless in his house]]. However, the scene shown took place [[spoiler:at the end, when the Vikings had already accepted dragons.]]
** Averted by the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1huZhKwhIQc&feature=channel_video_title final trailer]], which did a pretty good job of conveying the film's dramatic aspects.

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** The theatrical trailers make it appear that Toothless immediately liked likes Hiccup after being set free, when in the movie, his first action was is [[spoiler:to pin Hiccup to the ground, roar, and leave. He didn't doesn't become Hiccup's friend or even warm up to him until days later.]]
** Commercials for it on Nickelodeon try to imply that Hiccup tries to [[BatmanInMyBasement hide Toothless in his house]]. However, the scene shown took takes place [[spoiler:at the end, when the Vikings had have already accepted dragons.]]
** Averted by the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1huZhKwhIQc&feature=channel_video_title final trailer]], which did does a pretty good job of conveying the film's dramatic aspects.



* NotAllowedToGrowUp: Averted in the film series, preliminary art for the first sequel shows that Hiccup and Astrid have grown considerably.
* NothingIsScarier: In-universe reason for why the Night Fury is so feared; because nobody has ever seen one or knows anything about it. Its page in the Book of Dragons is ''blank''.
** The Green Death's introduction where it rises up and eats a dragon is scarier than its later appearance because the first time around it's dark, you aren't expecting that, and you don't know anything about it except that it ''eats dragons''. The second time, while it's still a deadly foe to the characters, the scene is well lit and the thing looks like a scaly bus.
*** It's still something like a kilometer long and at least four stories tall, so even out in the open it's scary enough that Stoick, the in-universe MemeticBadass who punches with his bare fist a Monstrous Nightmare almost without a care, regrets pissing it off.
--->'''Stoick''': Odin help us.
* NotSoDifferent: Hiccup and Stoick, shown subtly throughout the entire movie, and highlighted in their [[MeaningfulEcho Meaningful Echoes]] (each quoting the other without having heard the line from them). Gobber is aware of this from listening to them complain about one another, and eventually [[LampshadeHanging points it out to Stoick]] near the end of the film.

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* NotAllowedToGrowUp: Averted in the film series, preliminary series. Preliminary art for the first sequel shows that Hiccup and Astrid have grown considerably.
* NothingIsScarier: NothingIsScarier:
**
In-universe reason for why the Night Fury is so feared; because nobody has ever seen one or knows anything about it. Its page in the Book of Dragons is ''blank''.
** The Green Death's introduction where it rises up and eats a dragon is scarier than its later appearance because the first time around it's dark, you aren't expecting that, and you don't know anything about it except that it ''eats dragons''. The second time, while it's still a deadly foe to the characters, the scene is well lit and the thing looks like a scaly bus.
***
bus. It's still something like a kilometer long and at least four stories tall, so even out in the open it's scary enough that Stoick, the in-universe MemeticBadass who punches with his bare fist a Monstrous Nightmare almost without a care, regrets pissing it off.
--->'''Stoick''': --->'''Stoick:''' Odin help us.
* NotSoDifferent: Hiccup and Stoick, shown subtly throughout the entire movie, and highlighted in their [[MeaningfulEcho Meaningful Echoes]] {{Meaningful Echo}}es (each quoting the other without having heard the line from them). Gobber is aware of this from listening to them complain about one another, and eventually [[LampshadeHanging points it out to Stoick]] near the end of the film.



* OddNameOut: Hiccup, Fishlegs, Snotlout, Ruffnut, Tuffnut and... ''Astrid?'' Astrid is actually a historically Norse name derived from old Norse "áss" (singular of æsir) and "friðr" (beauty), meaning "divine beauty". Hiccup, Snotlout, etc, may "sound" viking-ish, but Astrid is a female name actually used in the viking era, as rune stones and manuscripts document. Interestingly, she's one of the few main characters whose name doesn't come from the original book.

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* OddNameOut: Hiccup, Fishlegs, Snotlout, Ruffnut, Tuffnut and... ''Astrid?'' Astrid is actually a historically Norse name derived from old Norse "áss" (singular of æsir) and "friðr" (beauty), meaning "divine beauty". Hiccup, Snotlout, etc, etc., may "sound" viking-ish, but Astrid is a female name actually used in the viking era, as rune stones and manuscripts document. Interestingly, she's one of the few main characters whose name doesn't come from the original book.



-->'''Hiccup:''' [[spoiler: It looks like they're hauling in their kill.]]\\
'''Astrid:''' [[spoiler: What does that make ''us''?]]
*** And again, [[spoiler: when she sees the Green Death.]]

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-->'''Hiccup:''' --->'''Hiccup:''' [[spoiler: It looks like they're hauling in their kill.]]\\
'''Astrid:''' [[spoiler: What [[spoiler:What does that make ''us''?]]
*** ** And again, [[spoiler: when [[spoiler:when she sees the Green Death.]]



-->'''Stoick:''' [[OhMyGods Odin, help us...]]
** [[spoiler: The Green Death itself gets one a few minutes later.]]

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-->'''Stoick:''' --->'''Stoick:''' [[OhMyGods Odin, help us...]]
** [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The Green Death itself gets one a few minutes later.]]



* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: In the opening sequence, the Viking are fighting the dragons without a hint of fear. In fact, some seem almost amused by them. Then, someone shouts "Night Fury!", and as a collective whole they all browned their pants.
* 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 completely vulnerable to attack.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: It's implied that there are dozens of dragon species, each with a different method of killing you that runs the gamut from sonic screeches (Thunderdrum) to spitting boiling water (Scauldron.) They have limited ammunition, and how much they have varies from species to species [[spoiler:(Except the Green Death, being the Ultimate Master Dragon[[TradeSnark ]], appears to have infinite ammo.)]] We only see seven species in the course of the movie: the Terrible Terror, Hideous Zippleback, Gronckle, Deadly Nadder, Monstrous Nightmare, and the Night Fury. [[spoiler:Then there's the (unnamed in the film) Green Death, the grandaddy of all dragons.]]
* OutrunTheFireball: Commonly done, and Astrid once [[UnflinchingWalk outwalked]] the fireball. Also notable, at the climax, ''along the back of a humongous dragon''. [[spoiler:downplayed in that Hiccup doesn't make it out unscathed.]]
* PapaWolf: Twice in one scene! Hiccup is in the arena with one of the biggest and most dangerous dragons--the Monstrous Nightmare. On hearing Hiccup tell the entire village that they don't have to kill dragons, Stoick the Vast erupts in fury and slams his hammer on one of the metal bars, denting it. Then [[spoiler:when the noise startles the dragon into attacking Hiccup, Toothless hears the boy's scream of fear from miles away, and although he can't fly at this point, claws and tears his way through the forest, breaks through the metal of the arena's cage, then attacks and successfully drives off a dragon ''three times his size''. Stoick also charges in to rescue Hiccup from the Monstrous Nightmare as well, pulling Astrid to safety but unable to rescue Hiccup before Toothless does.]]

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* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: In the opening sequence, the Viking are fighting the dragons without a hint of fear. In fact, some seem almost amused by them. Then, someone shouts "Night Fury!", and as a collective whole they all browned brown their pants.
* 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 completely vulnerable to attack.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: It's implied that there are dozens of dragon species, each with a different method of killing you that runs the gamut from sonic screeches (Thunderdrum) to spitting boiling water (Scauldron.) (Scauldron). They have limited ammunition, and how much they have varies from species to species [[spoiler:(Except [[spoiler:(except the Green Death, being the Ultimate Master Dragon[[TradeSnark ]], who appears to have infinite ammo.)]] ammo)]]. We only see seven species in the course of the movie: the Terrible Terror, Hideous Zippleback, Gronckle, Deadly Nadder, Monstrous Nightmare, and the Night Fury. [[spoiler:Then there's the (unnamed in the film) Green Death, the grandaddy of all dragons.]]
* OutrunTheFireball: Commonly done, and Astrid once [[UnflinchingWalk outwalked]] outwalks]] the fireball. Also notable, at the climax, ''along the back of a humongous dragon''. [[spoiler:downplayed in that Hiccup doesn't make it out unscathed.]]
* PapaWolf: Twice in one scene! Hiccup is in the arena with one of the biggest and most dangerous dragons--the dragons -- the Monstrous Nightmare. On hearing Hiccup tell the entire village that they don't have to kill dragons, Stoick the Vast erupts in fury and slams his hammer on one of the metal bars, denting it. Then [[spoiler:when the noise startles the dragon into attacking Hiccup, Toothless hears the boy's scream of fear from miles away, and although he can't fly at this point, claws and tears his way through the forest, breaks through the metal of the arena's cage, then attacks and successfully drives off a dragon ''three times his size''. Stoick also charges in to rescue Hiccup from the Monstrous Nightmare as well, pulling Astrid to safety but unable to rescue Hiccup before Toothless does.]]



-->'''Tuffnut:''' Your butt's are getting bigger, We thought you were a dragon.\\

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-->'''Tuffnut:''' Your butt's butts are getting bigger, We we thought you were a dragon.\\



* PickyEater: A dragon which happily devours fish won't touch a smoked eel, (which is most likely poisonous, considering the bright colors).

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* PickyEater: PickyEater:
**
A dragon which happily devours fish won't touch a smoked eel, eel (which is most likely poisonous, considering the bright colors).



* PintsizedPowerhouse: The Terrible Terror looks small and harmless, and it can be quite friendly but that doesn't mean that it's any less dangerous than the other dragon species; Tuffnut discovers this the hard way.

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* PintsizedPowerhouse: PintSizedPowerhouse: The Terrible Terror looks small and harmless, and it can be quite friendly but that doesn't mean that it's any less dangerous than the other dragon species; Tuffnut discovers this the hard way.



* PragmaticAdaptation: The 'Vikings vs dragon war' doesn't exist in the books [[spoiler:At least, not in those books which came out before the movie.]]. However, Cressida Cowell approves.

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* PragmaticAdaptation: The 'Vikings vs "Vikings vs. dragon war' war" doesn't exist in the books [[spoiler:At least, not in those books which came out before the movie.]]. However, Cressida Cowell approves.



* TheQueensLatin: The adults speak with Scottish accents, even though they are supposed to be Vikings (albeit from an island in the general area of the genuinely Viking-populated Scottish Hebrides). The kids speak with North American accents.
** Lampshaded when Hiccup derisively mimics his father, complete with accent.
* QuirkyMinibossSquad: Most of the dragons (with the possible exception of the Monstrous Nightmare) readily fit into this trope. The Vikings rather quickly realize it when they [[spoiler:invade the nest, break it open, the dragons '''all''' head for the hills...and then they meet the ''real'' boss.]]

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* TheQueensLatin: The adults speak with Scottish accents, even though they are supposed to be Vikings (albeit from an island in the general area of the genuinely Viking-populated Scottish Hebrides). The kids speak with North American accents.
**
accents. Lampshaded when Hiccup derisively mimics his father, complete with accent.
* QuirkyMinibossSquad: Most of the dragons (with the possible exception of the Monstrous Nightmare) readily fit into this trope. The Vikings rather quickly realize it when they [[spoiler:invade the nest, break it open, the dragons '''all''' head for the hills... and then they meet the ''real'' boss.]]



* RapunzelHair: Tuffnut and Ruffnut.

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* RapunzelHair: The twins Tuffnut and Ruffnut.Ruffnut have very long hair.



* RealityEnsues: Near the end, [[spoiler:all the teens get dragons of their own, and fall off within minutes of each other during the final battle because Hiccup is the only one with safety lines]].

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* RealityEnsues: RealityEnsues:
**
Near the end, [[spoiler:all the teens get dragons of their own, and fall off within minutes of each other during the final battle because Hiccup is the only one with safety lines]].



* RealityIsUnrealistic: The filmmakers have admitted that they learned that real Vikings didn't wear horned helmets during their research, but they decided to keep them in because of audiences' expectations and perceptions. (Not to mention they had already added dragons.)
** At least for Hiccup, the helmet issue has been fixed in the sequel--he wears a period-accurate Viking helmet in the first teaser trailer.
* RecycledSoundtrack: "Battling the Green Death" features elements from "Dragon Battle," "Focus, Hiccup!" "Test Drive," and "The Downed Dragon" mixed into the song. Possibly a BossRemix. However, John Powell's scoring is so tight that most soundtracks feature themes from other places, such as various motifs from "This is Berk" being reused in different keys and forms in "The Dragon Book," "New Tail," "This Time For Sure," "Astrid Goes For a Spin," "Romantic Flight," "Test Drive," and "Coming Back Around."
** This pours over into a musical version of MeaningfulEcho as the themes that are reused reflect parallels between when they were used. For example the falling section of "Test Drive" is used when Hiccup and Toothless have to catch someone out of midair.
* RedheadInGreen: Stoick and Hiccup.

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* RealityIsUnrealistic: The filmmakers have admitted that they learned that real Vikings didn't wear horned helmets during their research, but they decided to keep them in because of audiences' expectations and perceptions. (Not to mention they had already added dragons.)
**
) At least for Hiccup, the helmet issue has been fixed in the sequel--he sequel -- he wears a period-accurate Viking helmet in the first teaser trailer.
* RecycledSoundtrack: "Battling the Green Death" features elements from "Dragon Battle," "Focus, Hiccup!" "Test Drive," and "The Downed Dragon" mixed into the song. Possibly a BossRemix. However, John Powell's scoring is so tight that most soundtracks feature themes from other places, such as various motifs from "This is Is Berk" being reused in different keys and forms in "The Dragon Book," Book", "New Tail," Tail", "This Time For Sure," for Sure", "Astrid Goes For for a Spin," Spin", "Romantic Flight," Flight", "Test Drive," Drive", and "Coming Back Around."
**
Around". This pours over into a musical version of MeaningfulEcho as the themes that are reused reflect parallels between when they were used. For example the falling section of "Test Drive" is used when Hiccup and Toothless have to catch someone out of midair.
* %%* RedheadInGreen: Stoick and Hiccup.Hiccup.
* RentAZilla: [[spoiler: The Green Death is a dragon the size of a mountain.]]



* TheRevealPromptsRomance: [[spoiler: Astrid becoming Hiccup's SecretKeeper is the start of their budding relationship.]]

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* TheRevealPromptsRomance: [[spoiler: Astrid [[spoiler:Astrid becoming Hiccup's SecretKeeper is the start of their budding relationship.]]



* RPGMechanicsVerse: Fishlegs spouts these during the first training session about the dragons they face.

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* RPGMechanicsVerse: Fishlegs spouts these RPG-sounding rules during the first training session about the dragons they face.



** Ruffnut and Tuffnut chose the worst times to [[SiblingRivalry argue]].

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** Ruffnut and Tuffnut chose choose the worst times to [[SiblingRivalry argue]].



**
-->'''Gobber/Stoick:''' You need to stop all...this. *gestures*.\\

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**
-->'''Gobber/Stoick:'''
** This routine:
--->'''Gobber/Stoick:'''
You need to stop all...all... this. *gestures*.''[gestures].\\



-->'''Hiccup:''' ''Thank you'' for summing that up.

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-->'''Hiccup:''' ** And also...
--->'''Hiccup:'''
''Thank you'' for summing that up.



* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: [[spoiler:Hiccup is the low energy snarky guy and Astrid is the high energy straight forward girl.]]

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* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: [[spoiler:Hiccup is the low energy low-energy snarky guy and Astrid is the high energy straight forward high-energy straightforward girl.]]



* ScareChord: One in "The Downed Dragon" [[spoiler:when Hiccup first sees the Night Fury]], and one in The Dragon Book. A few other points accentuate something with music, but not to the full-blown ScareChord effect.
** Notably, [[spoiler:in the end when Hiccup and Toothless disappears into smoke, leaving the Green Death spinning around confused.]]
* SceneryPorn: Berk is fantastic from above, especially during Toothless' flight scenes. The clouds and Aurora Borealis are also gorgeous.
* SeadogPegLeg: Gobber The Belch is a [[HornyVikings viking]] with an artificial arm and leg, both which he made himself. [[spoiler: Hiccup, who gets his own peg leg at the end of the first movie]] could technically count as well.

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* ScareChord: One in "The Downed Dragon" [[spoiler:when Hiccup first sees the Night Fury]], and one in The Dragon Book. A few other points accentuate something with music, but not to the full-blown ScareChord effect.
**
effect. Notably, [[spoiler:in the end when Hiccup and Toothless disappears into smoke, leaving the Green Death spinning around confused.]]
* SceneryPorn: Berk is fantastic from above, especially during Toothless' Toothless's flight scenes. The clouds and Aurora Borealis are also gorgeous.
* SeadogPegLeg: SeadogPegLeg:
**
Gobber The the Belch is a [[HornyVikings viking]] Viking]] with an artificial arm and leg, both which he made himself. himself.
**
[[spoiler: Hiccup, who gets his own peg leg at the end of the first movie]] could technically count as well.



* SherlockScan: Fishlegs' devotion to analysing dragon stats allows him to [[spoiler:identify threats to avoid and weaknesses to exploit on Green Death with just a glance.]]

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* SherlockScan: Fishlegs' devotion to analysing analyzing dragon stats allows him to [[spoiler:identify threats to avoid and weaknesses to exploit on Green Death with just a glance.]]



** Toothless looks a lot like [[Disney/LiloAndStitch Stitch]].
*** And that's no coincidence, Chris Sanders and Dean [=DeBlois=] designed both Toothless and Stitch.

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** Toothless looks a lot like [[Disney/LiloAndStitch Stitch]].
***
Stitch]]. And that's no coincidence, Chris Sanders and Dean [=DeBlois=] designed both Toothless and Stitch.



** Tuffnut suddenly getting yanked into the [[OminousFog fog]] by a then-hidden Hideous Zippleback was rather evocative of Stephen King's [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0884328/ The Mist]]. Promptly lampshaded when [[spoiler:Tuffnut runs back out of the fog, unharmed, yelling about how badly hurt he was.]]

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** Tuffnut suddenly getting yanked into the [[OminousFog fog]] by a then-hidden Hideous Zippleback was is rather evocative of Stephen King's [[http://www.''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0884328/ The Mist]]. Mist]]''. Promptly lampshaded when [[spoiler:Tuffnut runs back out of the fog, unharmed, yelling about how badly hurt he was.is.]]



** A double-ShoutOut to both the original book and ''WesternAnimation/{{Beowulf|2007}}'' occurred when Tuffnut called [[spoiler:The Green Death]] "Bride of Grendel". The young Vikings had to read ''Literature/{{Beowulf}}'' in the original book series.
** Hiccup and Astrid's ride didn't remind anyone of [[Film/{{Avatar}} anything]]? Pretty sure it was a [[Disney/{{Aladdin}} whole new world]] for those two. Or maybe she was wondering [[Film/{{Superman}} Can You Read My Mind?]].

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** A double-ShoutOut to both the original book and ''WesternAnimation/{{Beowulf|2007}}'' occurred occurs when Tuffnut called calls [[spoiler:The Green Death]] "Bride of Grendel". The young Vikings had to read ''Literature/{{Beowulf}}'' in the original book series.
** Hiccup and Astrid's ride didn't doesn't remind anyone of [[Film/{{Avatar}} anything]]? Pretty sure it was is a [[Disney/{{Aladdin}} whole new world]] for those two. Or maybe she was is wondering [[Film/{{Superman}} Can You Read My Mind?]].



** The scene when Hiccup first tries to put the saddle on Toothless looks like the scene when Little Creek tries to put the saddle on WesternAnimation/{{Spirit| Stallion Of The Cimarron}}.

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** The scene when Hiccup first tries to put the saddle on Toothless looks like the scene when Little Creek tries to put the saddle on WesternAnimation/{{Spirit| Stallion Of The Cimarron}}.WesternAnimation/{{Spirit|StallionOfTheCimarron}}.



** There's also the scene when Ruffnut and Tuffnut step into the blind spot of the Nadder. Even down to the first couple of camera angles and character movements, it's unmistakably a shout out to Riddick in Pitch Black.

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** There's also the scene when Ruffnut and Tuffnut step into the blind spot of the Nadder. Even down to the first couple of camera angles and character movements, it's unmistakably a shout out shout-out to Riddick in Pitch Black.''Film/PitchBlack''.



-->Ginger: *slaps Rocky* That's for leaving, *leans in to kiss him* and this is for coming back.
* ShowDontTell: Excellent examples throughout, such as when Hiccup must [[DontThinkFeel rely on instinct rather than his sheet]].
-->'''Hiccup:''' Then I won't speak. Just let me show you.

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-->Ginger: *slaps Rocky* --->'''Ginger:''' ''[slaps Rocky]'' That's for leaving, *leans ''[leans in to kiss him* him]'' and this is for coming back.
* ShowDontTell: ShowDontTell:
**
Excellent examples throughout, such as when Hiccup must [[DontThinkFeel rely on instinct rather than his sheet]].
-->'''Hiccup:''' --->'''Hiccup:''' Then I won't speak. Just let me show you.



** Toothless' flight physics are outstanding, and the "Test Drive" sequence is a great ShoutOut to the learning curve that real pilots go through (the basic maneuvers, Hiccup's "flying by the numbers," etc).

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** Toothless' flight physics are outstanding, and the "Test Drive" sequence is a great ShoutOut to the learning curve that real pilots go through (the basic maneuvers, Hiccup's "flying by the numbers," etc).etc.).



-->[''*momentary PostKissCatatonia*''] "I guess I could get used to it."
* SlapSlapKiss: [[spoiler:Astrid]] quite literally to Hiccup, twice.
* SoProudOfYou: Stoick of Hiccup. Eventually.
* TheSouthpaw: As in the book, Hiccup is left-handed, although it is shown very subtly in the film and most viewers will only pick up on it after a close watching. His left-handness is a plausible reason for the other character's wariness around him, as being lefthanded in the past carried a stigma of potential evil with it.
** To be specific, he draws, cuts Toothless free, and uses blacksmith tools with his left hand but wields his knife (against dragons) with his right hand. He uses his left hand to reach towards the Monstrous Nightmare, although he uses his right hand to touch Toothless's nose both times. The last point aside, this seems to be rather symbolic.

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-->[''*momentary PostKissCatatonia*''] "I -->[[spoiler:'''Hiccup:''']] ''[momentary PostKissCatatonia]'' I guess I could get used to it."
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it.
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SlapSlapKiss: [[spoiler:Astrid]] quite literally to Hiccup, twice.
* %%* SoProudOfYou: Stoick of Hiccup. Eventually.
* TheSouthpaw: As in the book, Hiccup is left-handed, although it is shown very subtly in the film and most viewers will only pick up on it after a close watching. His left-handness left-handedness is a plausible reason for the other character's wariness around him, as being lefthanded in the past carried a stigma of potential evil with it.
**
it. To be specific, he draws, cuts Toothless free, and uses blacksmith tools with his left hand but wields his knife (against dragons) with his right hand. He uses his left hand to reach towards the Monstrous Nightmare, although he uses his right hand to touch Toothless's nose both times. The last point aside, this seems to be rather symbolic.



* {{Squick}}: {{In-Universe}}, Hiccup's reaction upon discovering his helmet's origins. Also see TastesLikeFriendship, below.

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* {{Squick}}: {{In-Universe}}, InUniverse, Hiccup's reaction upon discovering his helmet's origins. Also see TastesLikeFriendship, below.



* TheStoic: Surprisingly, Stoick can be pretty open with his feelings, at least to his best friend Gobber, and gets better in respect to his son Hiccup. [[spoiler: He nearly cries when he tells Hiccup IHaveNoSon.]]
* StoutStrength: All the adult Vikings are rather large in the midsection, especially Stoick the Vast. Of the children only Fishlegs is like this.
** Lampshaded by Hiccup early on.

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* TheStoic: Surprisingly, Stoick can be pretty open with his feelings, at least to his best friend Gobber, and gets better in respect to his son Hiccup. [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He nearly cries when he tells Hiccup IHaveNoSon.]]
* StoutStrength: All the adult Vikings are rather large in the midsection, especially Stoick the Vast. Of the children only Fishlegs is like this.
**
this. Lampshaded by Hiccup early on.



* StunnedSilence: Gobber, Snotlout, Astrid, Fishlegs and the twins are understandably shocked when Hiccup is able to scare the Zippleback into it's pen. [[spoiler:He was actually concealing an eel that only the dragon could see from that angle, something they're very afraid of.]]

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* StunnedSilence: Gobber, Snotlout, Astrid, Fishlegs and the twins are understandably shocked when Hiccup is able to scare the Zippleback into it's its pen. [[spoiler:He was is actually concealing an eel that only the dragon could can see from that angle, something they're very afraid of.]]



* SuperSpeed: The defining characteristic of the Night Fury species. It neverfought the vikings head-on. Rather, it dive-bombed their village with fireballs and flew away just as quickly.
* SweetAndSourGrapes: Hiccup, the village runt, used to dream of killing a dragon and [[IJustWantToBeBadass becoming a badass]]. And he got his chance when a contraption he made managed to down not just any dragon, but a Night Fury, which no Viking had ever slain before him. Had Hiccup killed Toothless, he would likely have become known as a legendary DragonSlayer. Instead, he realized that Toothless was not the murderous abomination everyone in the village saw dragons as, and showed kindness to him, even though it meant he would go home empty-handed. Little did he know this would be the first step to ending the Dragon War and that eventually he '''would''' become legendary... [[DragonRider in a different way]].
* TastesLikeFriendship: Hiccup and Toothless share a fish (a raw fish...and Hiccup only gets to eat it after Toothless regurgitates some), and thus a friendship is started.

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* SuperSpeed: The defining characteristic of the Night Fury species. It neverfought never fights the vikings head-on. Rather, it dive-bombed dive-bombs their village with fireballs and flew flies away just as quickly.
* SweetAndSourGrapes: Hiccup, the village runt, used to dream of killing a dragon and [[IJustWantToBeBadass becoming a badass]]. And he got gets his chance when a contraption he made managed manages to down not just any dragon, but a Night Fury, which no Viking had ever slain before him. Had Has Hiccup killed Toothless, he would likely have become known as a legendary DragonSlayer. Instead, he realized realizes that Toothless was is not the murderous abomination everyone in the village saw see dragons as, and showed shows kindness to him, even though it meant means he would will go home empty-handed. Little did does he know this would will be the first step to ending the Dragon War and that eventually he '''would''' '''will''' become legendary... [[DragonRider in a different way]].
* TastesLikeFriendship: Hiccup and Toothless share a fish (a raw fish... and Hiccup only gets to eat it after Toothless regurgitates some), and thus a friendship is started.



* TeleportSpam: Courtesy of cloud cover, fireballs, and super speed.



* TestosteronePoisoning: The men of Berk, for the most part. In many cases, ''literally'' - their ''nose hairs'' are braided.

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* TestosteronePoisoning: The men of Berk, for the most part. In many cases, ''literally'' - -- their ''nose hairs'' are braided.



* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: Everything about this film, from the trailers to the promotional artwork and even the ''title itself'' spoil the fact that they're going to be riding dragons. The film is essentially a HowWeGotHere plot for the viewer.

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* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: TrailersAlwaysSpoil:
**
Everything about this film, from the trailers to the promotional artwork and even the ''title itself'' spoil the fact that they're going to be riding dragons. The film is essentially a HowWeGotHere plot for the viewer.



* {{Tsundere}}: Astrid is a Type A; she's tsuntsun to everyone but becomes more "deredere" as the plot progresses.

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* {{Tsundere}}: {{Tsundere}}:
**
Astrid is a Type A; she's tsuntsun to everyone but becomes more "deredere" as the plot progresses.



* TwoGirlsToATeam: Astrid and Ruffnut are the only girls on [[spoiler: Hiccup's dragon rider team, and the latter is mistaken for her twin brother.]]

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* TwoGirlsToATeam: Astrid and Ruffnut are the only girls on [[spoiler: Hiccup's [[spoiler:Hiccup's dragon rider team, and the latter is mistaken for her twin brother.]]



* UniversalAdaptorCast: All save one of the actors playing the young Vikings have worked with each other before through various Apatow and FollowTheLeader-esque R-rated comedies and play similar archetypes in this film that they embodied in their previous works ({{Adorkable}} Jay Baruchel, uber-nerd Christopher Mintz-Plasse, brash horndog Jonah Hill etc.). Of the six actors making up the film's young troupe, only America Ferrera (Astrid) had not been in a film with another actor in that group before.



* UnwantedAssistance: When Hiccup is trying to show the Vikings that they don't need to fear the dragons, Stoick's 'help' nearly gets Hiccup killed by the Monstrous Nightmare that, seconds before, Hiccup was taming without issue.

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* UnwantedAssistance: When Hiccup is trying to show the Vikings that they don't need to fear the dragons, Stoick's 'help' "help" nearly gets Hiccup killed by the Monstrous Nightmare that, seconds before, Hiccup was taming without issue.



* WeirderThanUsual: Astrid says to Hiccup something along the lines of "You're acting strange ...well, stranger."
* WellDoneSonGuy: Stoick to Hiccup, at least at first. He never really quits wanting his father's respect, but as the story progresses he's able to put other priorities first.
** Toyed with in that it is obvious even to Hiccup that his father loves and cares about his son, he just doesn't respect him due to his failures as a dragon fighter.
* WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong: Said word for word by Gobber when convincing Stoick to let Hiccup join dragon training instead of staying in the blacksmith shop alone. Inverted in that it works.

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* WeirderThanUsual: Astrid says to Hiccup something along the lines of "You're acting strange ...strange... well, stranger."
* WellDoneSonGuy: Stoick to Hiccup, at least at first. He never really quits wanting his father's respect, but as the story progresses he's able to put other priorities first.
**
first. Toyed with in that it is obvious even to Hiccup that his father loves and cares about his son, he just doesn't respect him due to his failures as a dragon fighter.
fighter.
* WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong: Said word for word word-for-word by Gobber when convincing Stoick to let Hiccup join dragon training instead of staying in the blacksmith shop alone. Inverted in that it works.



* TheWorldIsJustAwesome: Toothless' flight scene [[spoiler: convinces Astrid that dragons are not AlwaysChaoticEvil.]]
* WorldOfBadass: And Hiccup is the black sheep for not being one.
* WronskiFeint: Used against [[spoiler:the Green Death, after shooting its wings full of holes so it can't pull up.]]
* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: Astrid's point to Hiccup in the ActionFilmQuietDramaScene.
* YouHaveFailedMe: A Gronkle failed to bring anything more than a single tiny fish back to Dragon Island. [[spoiler:The Green Death turns the offering into a sacrifice.]]

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* TheWorldIsJustAwesome: Toothless' Toothless's flight scene [[spoiler: convinces [[spoiler:convinces Astrid that dragons are not AlwaysChaoticEvil.]]
* %%* WorldOfBadass: And Hiccup is the black sheep for not being one.
* %%* WronskiFeint: Used against [[spoiler:the Green Death, after shooting its wings full of holes so it can't pull up.]]
* %%* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: Astrid's point to Hiccup in the ActionFilmQuietDramaScene.
* YouHaveFailedMe: A Gronkle failed fails to bring anything more than a single tiny fish back to Dragon Island. [[spoiler:The Green Death turns the offering into a sacrifice.]]
15th Nov '16 8:29:40 AM thekeyofe
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** During the opening sequence when Stoick is fighting the Monstrous Nightmare. The dragon tries to breath fire and can't, and gets an "Oh crap!" look in its eyes, to which Stoick replies, "Yer all out..."
9th Nov '16 7:22:37 PM firejewel
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--->'''Stoick''': Odin help us.''

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--->'''Stoick''': Odin help us.''



-->'''Tuffnut:''' Your butt's getting so big, I thought you were a dragon!\\
'''Snotlout:''' Of course, there's nothing wrong with having a [[HartmanHips "dragon-esque"]] figure...

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-->'''Tuffnut:''' Your butt's are getting so big, I bigger, We thought you were a dragon!\\
dragon.\\
'''Snotlout:''' Of course, Not that there's nothing anything wrong with having a [[HartmanHips "dragon-esque"]] figure...
8th Nov '16 6:00:46 PM firejewel
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-->'''Gobber''': You're not always going to be there to protect him. He's going to get out there. He's probably out there now.

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-->'''Gobber''': You're not always going to be there to protect him. He's going to get out there.there again. He's probably out there now.



* ExplainExplainOhCrap: Hiccup gets hit with this when Stoick [[spoiler: realizes his son been to the nest, after Toothless gets captured in the Kill Ring]]

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* ExplainExplainOhCrap: Hiccup gets hit with this when Stoick [[spoiler: realizes his son has been to the nest, after Toothless gets captured in the Kill Ring]]
31st Oct '16 1:56:49 PM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: Stoick the Vast. In the expository scene, he encounters a dragon that can light itself on fire so he punches it in the face. It's said that when he was born he crushed the head of a dragon in his grip. Then, later in the film, [[spoiler:he sees the a dragon's cavern absolutely ''filled'' with the things; easily thousands of them. What does he do? He screams and ''charges at them''.]]
30th Oct '16 8:39:28 AM Lancelot07
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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: While it's pretty common knowledge, vikings did not wear horned helmets.
* ArtisticLicensePhysics: Most of the dragons don't have the proper wing to body ratio to allow them to fly particularly the [[spoiler:Green Death]].

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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: While it's pretty A common knowledge, clichè incorporated in media, but vikings in real life did not wear horned helmets.
* ArtisticLicensePhysics: Most of the dragons don't have the proper wing to body wing-to-body ratio to allow them to fly fly, particularly the [[spoiler:Green Death]].
26th Oct '16 4:12:50 PM nombretomado
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** A double-ShoutOut to both the original book and ''Film/{{Beowulf|2007}}'' occurred when Tuffnut called [[spoiler:The Green Death]] "Bride of Grendel". The young Vikings had to read ''Literature/{{Beowulf}}'' in the original book series.

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** A double-ShoutOut to both the original book and ''Film/{{Beowulf|2007}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Beowulf|2007}}'' occurred when Tuffnut called [[spoiler:The Green Death]] "Bride of Grendel". The young Vikings had to read ''Literature/{{Beowulf}}'' in the original book series.
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