History WesternAnimation / HowToTrainYourDragon

19th Aug '16 5:38:55 AM longWriter
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* OhMyGods: The Vikings swear by Odin and Thor, as expected.



* StopHelpingMe: InUniverse, Hiccup to Stoick, when the former 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.



* UnusualEuphemism[=/=]OhMyGods: The Vikings swear by Odin and Thor, as expected.

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* UnusualEuphemism[=/=]OhMyGods: The UnwantedAssistance: When Hiccup is trying to show the Vikings swear that they don't need to fear the dragons, Stoick's 'help' nearly gets Hiccup killed by Odin and Thor, as expected.the Monstrous Nightmare that, seconds before, Hiccup was taming without issue.
13th Aug '16 1:02:32 AM Winterspring
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* PragmaticAdaptation: The 'Vikings vs dragon war' doesn't exist in the books. However, Cressida Cowell approves.

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* PragmaticAdaptation: The 'Vikings vs dragon war' doesn't exist in the books.books [[spoiler:At least, not in those books which came out before the movie.]]. However, Cressida Cowell approves.
5th Aug '16 11:20:26 PM Eagal
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* [[AllAnimalsAreDogs All Animals Are Dogs]]: 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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* [[AllAnimalsAreDogs All Animals Are Dogs]]: 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.



--> Stoick: [[spoiler: The nest? You've been to the nest?!]]
--> Hiccup: [[spoiler: [[DiggingYourselfDeeper Did I say nest?]] ]]
--> Stoick: How did you-?
--> Hiccup: [[spoiler: No, Toothless, Toothless showed us; you need a dragon to get there!]]
--> ''Beat. [[spoiler: Stoick gets a EurekaMoment)]]''
--> Hiccup: [[OhCrap Dad]], [[BigNo No!]]

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--> Stoick: '''Stoick:''' [[spoiler: The nest? You've been to the nest?!]]
--> Hiccup: [[spoiler: [[DiggingYourselfDeeper
nest?!]]\\
'''Hiccup:''' [[spoiler:[[DiggingYourselfDeeper
Did I say nest?]] ]]
--> Stoick:
nest?]]]]\\
'''Stoick:'''
How did you-?
--> Hiccup:
you-?\\
'''Hiccup:'''
[[spoiler: No, Toothless, Toothless showed us; you need a dragon to get there!]]
-->
there!]]\\
''Beat. [[spoiler: Stoick gets a EurekaMoment)]]''
--> Hiccup:
EurekaMoment)]]''\\
'''Hiccup:'''
[[OhCrap Dad]], [[BigNo No!]]



* TheFilmOfTheBook
* FiveManBand:
** [[GuileHero Hiccup]] TheLeader
** [[GirlyBruiser Astrid]] TheLancer
** [[JerkJock Snotlout]] TheBigGuy
** [[AwesomenessByAnalysis Fishlegs]] TheSmartGuy
** [[StuffBlowingUp Ruffnut and Tuffnut]] TheDitz

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* TheFilmOfTheBook
* FiveManBand:
** [[GuileHero Hiccup]] TheLeader
** [[GirlyBruiser Astrid]] TheLancer
** [[JerkJock Snotlout]] TheBigGuy
** [[AwesomenessByAnalysis Fishlegs]] TheSmartGuy
** [[StuffBlowingUp Ruffnut
TheFilmOfTheBook: The movie was based on a book, though only the premise and Tuffnut]] TheDitzcharacter names.
12th Jul '16 3:12:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* RedHeadedHero: Hiccup.
23rd Jun '16 5:32:04 PM HeroGal2347
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* AntiSmotherLoveTalk: In a very loose sense of "smothering". Hiccup's father Stoick and his right-hand man Gobber are having a discussion about Hiccup's tendency to get into trouble. Gobber suggests Stoick put him through dragon training along with the other teens. When Stoick objects that Hiccup gets into enough trouble without being required to be face-to-face with a dragon, Gobber bluntly reminds him that he can't be Hiccup's only shield against danger.
-->'''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.
21st Jun '16 2:33:46 PM Julia1984
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It was later followed up with a short special episode, called ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfTheBoneknapperDragon''. Gobber, Hiccup and the other Viking teens head out to hunt down a supposed renegade dragon called the Boneknapper, a dragon that [[SkeletonsInTheCoatCloset wears bones as armor]]. An additional pair of shorts, ''WesternAnimation/GiftOfThe Night Fury'' and ''Book of Dragons'' were later bundled together as a ChristmasSpecial.

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It was later followed up with a short special episode, called ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfTheBoneknapperDragon''. Gobber, Hiccup and the other Viking teens head out to hunt down a supposed renegade dragon called the Boneknapper, a dragon that [[SkeletonsInTheCoatCloset wears bones as armor]]. An additional pair of shorts, ''WesternAnimation/GiftOfThe Night Fury'' ''WesternAnimation/GiftOfTheNightFury'' and ''Book of Dragons'' were later bundled together as a ChristmasSpecial.
31st May '16 2:08:57 PM Julia1984
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It was later followed up with a short special episode, called ''The Legend of the Boneknapper Dragon''. Gobber, Hiccup and the other Viking teens head out to hunt down a supposed renegade dragon called the Boneknapper, a dragon that [[SkeletonsInTheCoatCloset wears bones as armor]]. An additional pair of shorts, ''Gift of the Night Fury'' and ''Book of Dragons'' are being bundled together, presumably acting as a ChristmasSpecial.

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It was later followed up with a short special episode, called ''The Legend of the Boneknapper Dragon''.''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfTheBoneknapperDragon''. Gobber, Hiccup and the other Viking teens head out to hunt down a supposed renegade dragon called the Boneknapper, a dragon that [[SkeletonsInTheCoatCloset wears bones as armor]]. An additional pair of shorts, ''Gift of the ''WesternAnimation/GiftOfThe Night Fury'' and ''Book of Dragons'' are being were later bundled together, presumably acting together as a ChristmasSpecial.




!!Tropes from the Short Films:
[[folder:''Legend of the Boneknapper Dragon'']]
* {{Anticlimax}}: Gobber's treasure the Boneknapper has been chasing him for years for is [[spoiler:a bone he uses as a belt buckle.]]
** The Boneknapper looks utterly terrifying, [[VocalDissonance but it can not roar]].
--->'''Boneknapper''': *squeak*
* ArbitrarySkepticism: Done twice; firstly, the whole village believes that the Boneknapper is a myth and that Gobber made the story up -- while them believing Gobber being stalked is fake is somewhat understandable, given the wild details Gobber includes in his stories (including being punched in the face by a frozen Viking, running across a sea infested with hammerhead sharks, and being saved by ''Thor himself''), at the same time, believing the species of dragon doesn't exist is kind of bizarre. After all, they already believe in the (verifiable) existence of dragons like the [[TunnelKing Whispering Death]], [[MultipleHeadCase Snaptrapper]] and Fireworms. The second time, Gobber dismisses Fishleg's account that the Boneknapper's roar is used as a mating cry as "a myth", which seems rather two-faced given the circumstances. Admittedly, he's proven wrong seconds later.
* ArtificialLimbs: Gobber not only sports his normal hammer and such, but also, in his flashbacks, a broom, eggbeater, and guitar.
* ArtShift: Gobber's flashback stories are told in 2D animation.
* BadWithTheBone: In this short it's revealed that the Boneknapper dragon uses the bones of dragons and other creatures to make itself a suit of armor. It also has multiple bones attached to the end of its tail to form a powerful warclub.
* BreadEggsBreadedEggs: The second time Gobber encountered the Boneknapper, a Hammerheaded whale drove it away. The third time, a Hammerheaded ''yak''. The fourth time ... The Hammerheaded Yak, ''riding'' the Hammerheaded whale. No wonder the village didn't believe him.
* ComedicUnderwearExposure: Gobber's pants fall down [[spoiler:after he gives the dragon back his bone, which had been holding up his pants for years.]]
* CrackOhMyBack: Gobber laughs at the top of the cliff and suddenly his back gives...
* DarkIsNotEvil: [[spoiler:Once Gobber gives the Boneknapper back its bone which allows it to roar, the dragon is suddenly more amicable.]]
* DemotedToExtra: Toothless. Since this is more Gobber's story than Hiccup's, it makes sense.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: [[spoiler:After the Boneknapper gets its ability to roar back, Fishlegs notes its current roars appear to be a mating call. So this whole time it's been chasing Gobber because it was... ''frustrated''.]]
* GilliganCut: Snoutlout claims that he won't be dragged off on another adventure. Guess who's seen pouting on a boat two seconds later.
* HappyPlace: Snotlout is trying to find his when they're all under the ribcage and being attacked by the Boneknapper.
* LighterAndSofter: Generally a sillier story then the movie, especially with Gobber's frequent embellishments. [[spoiler:Even the fearsome-looking Boneknapper turns into a pussycat once he gets his bone back.]]
* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily: The Boneknapper looks like it has two pairs of teeth due to wearing the skulls of two other dragon for its helmet and chin-guard.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: The titular dragon.
* OhCrap: Hiccup and the crew when they realize the Boneknapper is right behind them.
* OutOfCharacterMoment: Oddly enough, neither Hiccup nor his friends decide to take their dragons with them when journeying to the Boneknapper's island, despite how in other works (such as other specials and the TV Show) it's shown that not only are dragons great for protecting their riders from hostile dragons, but can ''drastically'' reduce travel times to areas off Berk.
* RightBehindMe: Hiccup utters this line when he, Gobber, and his friends realize the Boneknapper dragon is right behind them.
* SerialEscalation: Gobber's story of how he first met the Boneknapper dragon starts out believable enough but then becomes increasingly ridiculous as he recounts in each story being attacked by hammerhead sharks, then a hammerhead whale, then a hammerhead YAK (which bursts out a volcano no less), [[RefugeInAudacity then being saved from the Boneknapper by the god Thor who strikes the ground with a thunderbolt and releasing the hammerhead yak riding the hammerhead whale]] who beats up the Boneknapper (of course the Boneknapper gets away every time).
* SkeletonsInTheCoatCloset: The Boneknapper dragon uses bones to perfect its skeletal armor.
* SpiritualSuccessor: to the ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' short "Secrets of the Masters," which used similar animation style and used a fusion of CGI mixed with traditional animation to tell several short stories.
* SuperPersistentPredator: When Gobber tells Hiccup and his friends of his past encounters with the Boneknapper Dragon, it's revealed that it has chased him ever since [[spoiler:he unwittingly took a piece of the bone from its armor which it needed to roar]], pursuing him on desert island, jungle, volcano, etc.
* VocalDissonance: The Boneknapper, unlike other dragons, can not roar. The best it can manage is a squeak. [[spoiler:Unless it manages to collect the required bones need to amplify its voice, and Gobber has the last piece.]]
* YouHaveToBelieveMe: The townspeople and the young vikings refuse to believe from Gobber that the Boneknapper dragon exists. His increasingly ridiculous stories of his encounters with one particularly stubborn Boneknapper throughout his life makes it even harder for them to take his claim seriously. Guess what happens in the end?
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[[folder:''Gift of the Night Fury'']]
* [[spoiler:BabiesEverAfter]]: The point of the film, from the dragons' side.
* BadLiar: Fishlegs.
* ChekhovsGun: Meatlug nearly crashes into a wrecked viking ship while flying away from Berk. Hiccup and the dragons use it near the end [[spoiler:when they need to transport a bunch of baby dragons.]]
** The ship Gobber managed to wreck in ''Legend of the Boneknapper Dragon'', no less.
* ChristmasEpisode[=/=]ChristmasSpecial: See YouMeanXmas.
* CutenessProximity: Ruffnut, Tuffnut, and Snotlout immediately say "awwww!" after seeing [[spoiler:the adorable baby Gronkle]] that lands on Fishlegs as Astrid has an OhCrap moment in the background.
* DelayedReaction: Hiccup has this response when he discovers that [[spoiler:Toothless has brought his helmet back to him at the end.]]
* GenkiGirl: Astrid seems to be developing into this.
* GilliganCut: Hiccup says it's a good thing that the [[spoiler:the explosive eggs won't hatch on Berk.]] Guess what happens next.
* HappinessInSlavery: [[spoiler:Toothless rejects and ''smashes'' Hiccup's gift of a new tailfin that lets him fly on his own.]]
** [[spoiler:There may be other reasons. That tail did not look very comfortable.]]
* LethalChef: Astrid invents a revolting new holiday drink called "yaknog."
-->'''Snotlout:''' You can really taste the yak.
* MadeOfExplodium: [[spoiler:Hatching dragon eggs]] explode rather violently. The adult dragons offset this by pushing them into pools of water.
* MindControlEyes: All the dragons' eyes shrink as they leave for an inexplicable mass migration, reacting almost similarly to when they were controlled by the Green Death. Even Toothless gets them suddenly [[spoiler:even though he was only flying away to find Hiccup's helmet.]]
* MundaneUtility: Turns out Nadder spines are great for hanging Snoggletog decorations!
* OhCrap: Astrid's reaction when [[spoiler:the dragon eggs start exploding.]]
-->'''Astrid:''' [[spoiler:The eggs explode? *nearby house explodes* The eggs ''explode!'']]
* OutOfCharacterMoment: Astrid trying to come up with a new tradition for Snoggletog after [[spoiler:the dragons leave.]]
** Fishlegs gets one as well, he didn't know that his dragon was [[spoiler:[[YourTomcatIsPregnant female.]]]]
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: [[spoiler:The baby dragons are ''adorable.'']]
* SayMyName: Three of the teens' dragons are named here: Fishlegs' Gronckle is Meatlug, Astrid's Nadder is Stormfly, and Snotlout's Monstrous Nightmare is Hookfang.
* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: The DVD cover gives away the [[spoiler:baby dragon reveal.]]
* YouMeanXmas: The Vikings call it "Snoggletog."[[note]]The real-life name for the Winter Solstice festivity -- still in use in Scandinavia and parts of Scotland -- was Yule[[/note]] Hiccup [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] what a stupid name it is during his introductory narration.
* YourTomcatIsPregnant: [[spoiler:Meatlug and Stormfly are this. Fishlegs is quite surprised to find that Meatlug has laid eggs. Subverted with Barf, Belch, and Hookfang, who are male, though they do help female dragons take care of their young.]]
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20th May '16 8:26:31 AM Dunrana
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** [[spoiler:There may be other reasons. That tail did not look very comfortable.]]
13th May '16 10:12:56 PM BURGINABC
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* TheBully: Averted - 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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* TheBully: Averted 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.
5th May '16 10:56:28 AM morenohijazo
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* SpoilerCover: The DVD cover not only shows Hiccup riding Toothless, but Astrid riding her new dragon as well. Astrid and the other young vikings didn't ride dragons until the BigDamnHeroes moment in the film's climax.
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