History YMMV / DragonsRidersOfBerk

8th Feb '16 9:48:01 PM MechWarrior
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* SugarWiki/AwesomeAnimation: The animation is at times on par with the original movie, which is quite impressive for a weekly animated series.
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* SugarWiki/AwesomeAnimation: [[SugarWiki/AwesomeArt Awesome Animation]]: The animation is at times on par with the original movie, which is quite impressive for a weekly animated series.
8th Feb '16 9:47:17 PM MechWarrior
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* AwesomeAnimation: The animation is at times on par with the original movie, which is quite impressive for a weekly animated series. * AwesomeMusic: Most of the {{leitmotif}}s from the original film show up in series, with several new arrangements of each appearing.
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* AwesomeAnimation: SugarWiki/AwesomeAnimation: The animation is at times on par with the original movie, which is quite impressive for a weekly animated series. * AwesomeMusic: SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: Most of the {{leitmotif}}s from the original film show up in series, with several new arrangements of each appearing.

** As of "We Are A Family", Alvin has attained this status after [[spoiler: preforming a plan that would involve Mildew being betrayed and forced to work with Hiccup, [[BatmanGambit knowing full well Hiccup's overly trusting nature]] would end up teaching Mildew the training techniques while trying to escape. They think Mildew preformed a HeelFaceTurn and HeroicSacrifice without realizing that he was acting so Alvin can learn the art of dragon taming]].
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** As of "We Are A Family", Alvin has attained this status after [[spoiler: preforming performing a plan that would involve Mildew being betrayed and forced to work with Hiccup, [[BatmanGambit knowing full well Hiccup's overly trusting nature]] would end up teaching Mildew the training techniques while trying to escape. They think Mildew preformed a HeelFaceTurn and HeroicSacrifice without realizing that he was acting so Alvin can learn the art of dragon taming]].
1st Feb '16 10:12:55 AM DrBoris
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Looks like a bunch of this got accidentally cleared from the history.
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* RescuedFRescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: [[spoiler: Mildew]] has one after suffering a MyGodWhatHaveIDone moment. [[spoiler: Subverted when it is revealed he was working with Alvin the whole time.]] ** Heather seems like this after [[spoiler: its revealed she only joined Dagur to serve as the mole for the Dragon Riders in Race to the Edge]]. * RonTheDeathEater: ** Astrid and Heather are usually subject to these, often on opposing sides. ** Don't even get started on the numerous fanfiction stories that portray Stoick the Vast as an [[AbusiveParents Abusive Father]] * TheScrappy: ** Mildew wasn't exactly well-liked considering his desire to get rid of Toothless and the dragons, but the events of "In Dragons We Trust" [[spoiler: where he frames and ''succeeds'' in exiling them has driven the last nail in]]. Then the hate for the guy skyrockets with each attempt to restore the status quo at the expense of the dragons, such as [[spoiler: trying to poison, which could kill, the dragons]]. Heck, he's even TheScrappy In-Universe! --->'''Bucket''': It took us three days to dig Mildew out! --->'''Mulch''': And the rest of our lives to wonder why we bothered... ** Snotlout's dad may have joined him. Outright threatening your kid for the possibility of not winning a game (one that the kid has won plenty of times before, to boot), and the sheer panic Snotlout displays when he thinks he'll lose (indicating that his dad was totally serious), has made him pretty divisive. He got a KarmaHoudini too, since Hiccup just let Snotlout win instead of addressing the real problem with someone. Then he has a KickTheDog moment in "Race to Fireworm Island" when he advises Snoutlout to abandon an ill and dying Hookfang and find another dragon. * SpecialEffectsFailure: ** Though the animation is pretty good, the series tends to stumble in action sequences, particularly dragon breath. By watching episodes like "The Terrible Twos", it's obvious they put extra effort into the fight scene near the end of "Alvin and the Outcasts". ** The physics of the show are quite schizophrenic; some episodes use full-on motion capture for the human characters, while others use stiff-looking manual rigging for all motion. Watch an episode such as "Portrait of Hiccup as a Buff Man" with this in mind, and it becomes difficult to take your mind off the blocky and robotic motions of the characters. ** An especially jarring thing about the animation is the hair. Hiccup's hair almost always gets a lot of detail, while the other's don't. So you go from a closeup of Hiccup riding Toothless and his hair is moving just like it would in real life, and then you go to a close up of the twins and their hair (which is much longer than Hiccup's) is separated into three chunky blocks that move very unrealistically. ** There's a definite upgrade once the show moves onto Netflix, with realistically moving hair, and more accurate CGI. * StoicWoobie: ** Stoick, especially when he [[spoiler: chooses to let Thornado go to rescue baby Thunderdrums and take care of them]]. It takes him another season to admit that he [[spoiler: misses Thornado]]. ** Gothi is revealed to be this, given she survived an attack [[spoiler: from a Snow Wraith]] that killed her companions while on a quest to find healing glacial water. * UglyCute: Dragons, as usual. Particular mention goes to Meatlug the Gronckle, Fishlegs's placid and spectacularly ugly GentleGiant of a mount. * ViewerGenderConfusion: Many viewers keep confusing who is named Ruffnut and who is Tuffnut. For the record, Ruffnut is the female (higher pitched voice and thinner helmet horns), and Tuffnut is the male (deeper voice and thicker helmet horns). * TheWoobie: ** Hiccup, every time Toothless is in danger like in "When Lightning Strikes," and in "Portrait of a Hiccup as a Buff Young Man." ** Heather, in ''Race to the Edge'', almost becoming a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds. ----
30th Jan '16 10:22:44 PM Jayalaw
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** Alvin explains that he got banished from Berk [[spoiler: for disobeying orders that led to casualties]] but earlier was quite willing to let Berkians like Hiccup get eaten by dragons. Did he become more hard-hearted over time, or did Stoick see the ugly side of him?

** Ruffnut in the first season got less screentime and dialogue because her voice actress couldn't keep up with TJ Miller's improv. Come season four, she has about several episodes focusing on her relationships with the other riders. ** Likewise, the viewers noticed that Hiccup had little to no leg problems given his amputation. In season four, one episode has a RunningGag of Hiccup getting his prosthetics damaged.
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** Ruffnut in the first season got less screentime and dialogue because her voice actress couldn't keep up with TJ Miller's improv.improv, much to a lot of fans' ire. Come season four, she has about several episodes focusing on her relationships with the other riders. ** Likewise, the viewers noticed that Hiccup had little to no leg problems given his amputation.amputation and it sometimes doubles as a DisabilitySuperpower. In season four, one episode has a RunningGag of Hiccup getting his prosthetics damaged.

* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: [[spoiler: Mildew]] has one after suffering a MyGodWhatHaveIDone moment. [[spoiler: Subverted when it is revealed he was working with Alvin the whole time.]] ** Heather seems like this after [[spoiler: its revealed she only joined Dagur to serve as the mole for the Dragon Riders in Race to the Edge]]. * RonTheDeathEater: ** Astrid and Heather are usually subject to these, often on opposing sides. ** Don't even get started on the numerous fanfiction stories that portray Stoick the Vast as an [[AbusiveParents Abusive Father]] * TheScrappy: ** Mildew wasn't exactly well-liked considering his desire to get rid of Toothless and the dragons, but the events of "In Dragons We Trust" [[spoiler: where he frames and ''succeeds'' in exiling them has driven the last nail in]]. Then the hate for the guy skyrockets with each attempt to restore the status quo at the expense of the dragons, such as [[spoiler: trying to poison, which could kill, the dragons]]. Heck, he's even TheScrappy In-Universe! --->'''Bucket''': It took us three days to dig Mildew out! --->'''Mulch''': And the rest of our lives to wonder why we bothered... ** Snotlout's dad may have joined him. Outright threatening your kid for the possibility of not winning a game (one that the kid has won plenty of times before, to boot), and the sheer panic Snotlout displays when he thinks he'll lose (indicating that his dad was totally serious), has made him pretty divisive. He got a KarmaHoudini too, since Hiccup just let Snotlout win instead of addressing the real problem with someone. Then he has a KickTheDog moment in "Race to Fireworm Island" when he advises Snoutlout to abandon an ill and dying Hookfang and find another dragon. * SpecialEffectsFailure: ** Though the animation is pretty good, the series tends to stumble in action sequences, particularly dragon breath. By watching episodes like "The Terrible Twos", it's obvious they put extra effort into the fight scene near the end of "Alvin and the Outcasts". ** The physics of the show are quite schizophrenic; some episodes use full-on motion capture for the human characters, while others use stiff-looking manual rigging for all motion. Watch an episode such as "Portrait of Hiccup as a Buff Man" with this in mind, and it becomes difficult to take your mind off the blocky and robotic motions of the characters. ** An especially jarring thing about the animation is the hair. Hiccup's hair almost always gets a lot of detail, while the other's don't. So you go from a closeup of Hiccup riding Toothless and his hair is moving just like it would in real life, and then you go to a close up of the twins and their hair (which is much longer than Hiccup's) is separated into three chunky blocks that move very unrealistically. ** There's a definite upgrade once the show moves onto Netflix, with realistically moving hair, and more accurate CGI. * StoicWoobie: ** Stoick, especially when he [[spoiler: chooses to let Thornado go to rescue baby Thunderdrums and take care of them]]. It takes him another season to admit that he [[spoiler: misses Thornado]]. ** Gothi is revealed to be this, given she survived an attack [[spoiler: from a Snow Wraith]] that killed her companions while on a quest to find healing glacial water. * UglyCute: Dragons, as usual. Particular mention goes to Meatlug the Gronckle, Fishlegs's placid and spectacularly ugly GentleGiant of a mount. * ViewerGenderConfusion: Many viewers keep confusing who is named Ruffnut and who is Tuffnut. For the record, Ruffnut is the female (higher pitched voice and thinner helmet horns), and Tuffnut is the male (deeper voice and thicker helmet horns). * TheWoobie: ** Hiccup, every time Toothless is in danger like in "When Lightning Strikes," and in "Portrait of a Hiccup as a Buff Young Man." ** Heather, in ''Race to the Edge'', almost becoming a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds. ----
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* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: [[spoiler: Mildew]] has one after suffering a MyGodWhatHaveIDone moment. [[spoiler: Subverted when it is revealed he was working with Alvin the whole time.]] ** Heather seems like this after [[spoiler: its revealed she only joined Dagur to serve as the mole for the Dragon Riders in Race to the Edge]]. * RonTheDeathEater: ** Astrid and Heather are usually subject to these, often on opposing sides. ** Don't even get started on the numerous fanfiction stories that portray Stoick the Vast as an [[AbusiveParents Abusive Father]] * TheScrappy: ** Mildew wasn't exactly well-liked considering his desire to get rid of Toothless and the dragons, but the events of "In Dragons We Trust" [[spoiler: where he frames and ''succeeds'' in exiling them has driven the last nail in]]. Then the hate for the guy skyrockets with each attempt to restore the status quo at the expense of the dragons, such as [[spoiler: trying to poison, which could kill, the dragons]]. Heck, he's even TheScrappy In-Universe! --->'''Bucket''': It took us three days to dig Mildew out! --->'''Mulch''': And the rest of our lives to wonder why we bothered... ** Snotlout's dad may have joined him. Outright threatening your kid for the possibility of not winning a game (one that the kid has won plenty of times before, to boot), and the sheer panic Snotlout displays when he thinks he'll lose (indicating that his dad was totally serious), has made him pretty divisive. He got a KarmaHoudini too, since Hiccup just let Snotlout win instead of addressing the real problem with someone. Then he has a KickTheDog moment in "Race to Fireworm Island" when he advises Snoutlout to abandon an ill and dying Hookfang and find another dragon. * SpecialEffectsFailure: ** Though the animation is pretty good, the series tends to stumble in action sequences, particularly dragon breath. By watching episodes like "The Terrible Twos", it's obvious they put extra effort into the fight scene near the end of "Alvin and the Outcasts". ** The physics of the show are quite schizophrenic; some episodes use full-on motion capture for the human characters, while others use stiff-looking manual rigging for all motion. Watch an episode such as "Portrait of Hiccup as a Buff Man" with this in mind, and it becomes difficult to take your mind off the blocky and robotic motions of the characters. ** An especially jarring thing about the animation is the hair. Hiccup's hair almost always gets a lot of detail, while the other's don't. So you go from a closeup of Hiccup riding Toothless and his hair is moving just like it would in real life, and then you go to a close up of the twins and their hair (which is much longer than Hiccup's) is separated into three chunky blocks that move very unrealistically. ** There's a definite upgrade once the show moves onto Netflix, with realistically moving hair, and more accurate CGI. * StoicWoobie: ** Stoick, especially when he [[spoiler: chooses to let Thornado go to rescue baby Thunderdrums and take care of them]]. It takes him another season to admit that he [[spoiler: misses Thornado]]. ** Gothi is revealed to be this, given she survived an attack [[spoiler: from a Snow Wraith]] that killed her companions while on a quest to find healing glacial water. * UglyCute: Dragons, as usual. Particular mention goes to Meatlug the Gronckle, Fishlegs's placid and spectacularly ugly GentleGiant of a mount. * ViewerGenderConfusion: Many viewers keep confusing who is named Ruffnut and who is Tuffnut. For the record, Ruffnut is the female (higher pitched voice and thinner helmet horns), and Tuffnut is the male (deeper voice and thicker helmet horns). * TheWoobie: ** Hiccup, every time Toothless is in danger like in "When Lightning Strikes," and in "Portrait of a Hiccup as a Buff Young Man." ** Heather, in ''Race to the Edge'', almost becoming a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds. ----RescuedF
30th Jan '16 8:40:21 PM Jayalaw
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* AuthorsSavingThrow: After the second film was directed by someone who had no involvement with the series and openly stated he made no effort to keep it canon, ''Race to the Edge'' goes to some lengths to reconcile the differences so people aren't forced to choose which canon they prefer.
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* AuthorsSavingThrow: AuthorsSavingThrow: ** After the second film was directed by someone who had no involvement with the series and openly stated he made no effort to keep it canon, ''Race to the Edge'' goes to some lengths to reconcile the differences so people aren't forced to choose which canon they prefer.prefer. ** Ruffnut in the first season got less screentime and dialogue because her voice actress couldn't keep up with TJ Miller's improv. Come season four, she has about several episodes focusing on her relationships with the other riders. ** Likewise, the viewers noticed that Hiccup had little to no leg problems given his amputation. In season four, one episode has a RunningGag of Hiccup getting his prosthetics damaged.

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* AuthorsSavingThrow: After CrazyAwesome: Dagur the Deranged. In his second film was directed by someone who had no involvement with appearance, he takes down Toothless in a sneak attack, and later on weaponizes a Skrill against the series and openly stated he made no effort to keep it canon, ''Race to the Edge'' goes to some lengths to reconcile the differences so people aren't forced to choose which canon they prefer.Outcasts.
30th Jan '16 7:35:36 PM Jayalaw
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: ** Is Hiccup a BadassPacifist because of the trauma that resulted from him and Toothless killing the Red Death? Or is it simply him trying to impose an unrealistic ideal on an imperfect world?
24th Jan '16 9:27:09 AM Crofty666
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** ''Every episode'' that features Stoick after HTTYD, "Crushing It" deserves special mention, when he starts suffering Empty Nest Syndrome.
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** ''Every episode'' that features Stoick after HTTYD, HTTYD 2, "Crushing It" deserves special mention, when he starts suffering Empty Nest Syndrome.
22nd Jan '16 3:27:46 PM Scraggle
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Unfortunate as it is... Dagur is a non-example, unless these traits somehow prove to be hollow by next season.
* CompleteMonster: The [[AxCrazy fittingly-titled]] Dagur the Deranged is a gleefully violent madman who usurped control of the Berserkers by [[{{Patricide}} murdering his]] pacifist father Oswald the Agreeable, and shortly thereafter sought any means to [[WarForFunAndProfit incite a war]]. Dagur proceeds to [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder backstab]] and try to murder nearly everyone he comes across, mostly for [[ForTheEvulz sick thrills]], hurling knives at Hiccup and trying to kill his friends, electrocuting [[BigBad Alvin the Treacherous]] to near-death to seize his tribe, threatening to cut off the legs of one of his (disguised) henchmen, and taking early opportunities to hunt dragons, regardless of whether or not they could fight back. His tactics to destroy Berk include direct attacks, holding Stoick as a hostage, and driving tamed dragons into frenzies. After breaking out of prison three years after his initial defeat, Dagur perpetrates a massacre of an island village, wiping out the family of Heather (made worse due to the fact Heather is [[spoiler: his sister]]) while continuing to act like a psychotic {{Yandere}} towards Hiccup and trying to kill men he's trading with with no apparent gain from it. Psychotic and wantonly violent, Dagur was the only truly irredeemable villain in the otherwise [[VileVillainSaccharineShow idealistic and fun series]]. ** May be averted as of season 3 of Race to the Edge as Dagur [[spoiler: betrays Vigo by freeing his sister Heather, who was imprisoned after it was discovered she was working as a mole for the dragon riders]].

** Dagur casually recounting what are probably his father's last words, begging Dagur to put down an axe. And then offering to help Hiccup off Stoick. Hell, Dagur in general, a CompleteMonster violence-prone teenager who commands an armada and is hellbent on hurting the heroes, even taking command of the previous villain's men by seemingly dispatching him. TeensAreMonsters indeed.
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** Dagur casually recounting what are probably his father's last words, begging Dagur to put down an axe. And then offering to help Hiccup off Stoick. Hell, Dagur in general, a CompleteMonster violence-prone teenager who commands an armada and is hellbent on hurting the heroes, even taking command of the previous villain's men by seemingly dispatching him. TeensAreMonsters indeed.
21st Jan '16 11:01:13 AM Psyga315
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** ''Race to the Edge'''s two-parter, Maces & Talons, has an [[spoiler:outgambitted Hiccup screaming out of frustration of losing the Dragon Eye to Viggo]]. What makes this more unnerving besides hearing [[spoiler:the normally happy-go-lucky guy scream like a berserker? The fact that his scream sounded eeriely similar to ''[[WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon2 Drago]]'''s scream.]]
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** ''Race to the Edge'''s Edge''s two-parter, Maces & Talons, has an [[spoiler:outgambitted Hiccup screaming out of frustration of losing the Dragon Eye to Viggo]]. What makes this more unnerving besides hearing [[spoiler:the normally happy-go-lucky guy scream like a berserker? The fact that his scream sounded eeriely similar to ''[[WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon2 Drago]]'''s scream.]]
21st Jan '16 10:59:59 AM Psyga315
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* MagnificentBastard: As of "We Are A Family", Alvin has attained this status after [[spoiler: preforming a plan that would involve Mildew being betrayed and forced to work with Hiccup, [[BatmanGambit knowing full well Hiccup's overly trusting nature]] would end up teaching Mildew the training techniques while trying to escape. They think Mildew preformed a HeelFaceTurn and HeroicSacrifice without realizing that he was acting so Alvin can learn the art of dragon taming]].
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* MagnificentBastard: MagnificentBastard: ** As of "We Are A Family", Alvin has attained this status after [[spoiler: preforming a plan that would involve Mildew being betrayed and forced to work with Hiccup, [[BatmanGambit knowing full well Hiccup's overly trusting nature]] would end up teaching Mildew the training techniques while trying to escape. They think Mildew preformed a HeelFaceTurn and HeroicSacrifice without realizing that he was acting so Alvin can learn the art of dragon taming]]. ** Season 3 also has Viggo, whose first appearance was a two parter that [[spoiler:ended in TheBadGuyWins, pulling a XanatosGambit against Hiccup, even when Hiccup began to outwit him.]]

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* MagnificentBastard: As of "We Are A Family", Alvin ** ''Race to the Edge'''s two-parter, Maces & Talons, has attained an [[spoiler:outgambitted Hiccup screaming out of frustration of losing the Dragon Eye to Viggo]]. What makes this status after [[spoiler: preforming more unnerving besides hearing [[spoiler:the normally happy-go-lucky guy scream like a plan berserker? The fact that would involve Mildew being betrayed and forced his scream sounded eeriely similar to work with Hiccup, [[BatmanGambit knowing full well Hiccup's overly trusting nature]] would end up teaching Mildew the training techniques while trying to escape. They think Mildew preformed a HeelFaceTurn and HeroicSacrifice without realizing that he was acting so Alvin can learn the art of dragon taming]]. ''[[WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon2 Drago]]'''s scream.]]
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