History YMMV / DragonsRidersOfBerk

26th Mar '16 5:22:46 PM nmn3r3
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* NonIndicitiveName: "Race To The Edge." There's no urgent need to get to the "Edge," and the "Edge" refers to the Dragon Riders' new home base, the Dragon's Edge, which they spend most of the series based out of. Aside for a few competitions or episodes where they have to stop raiders, there's no urgent, overwhelming need to get there as fast as possible.

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* NonIndicitiveName: NonIndicativeName: "Race To The Edge." There's no urgent need to get to the "Edge," and the "Edge" refers to the Dragon Riders' new home base, the Dragon's Edge, which they spend most of the series based out of. Aside for a few competitions or episodes where they have to stop raiders, there's no urgent, overwhelming need to get there as fast as possible.
24th Mar '16 6:58:25 AM SithkingZero
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* NonIndicitiveName: "Race To The Edge." There's no urgent need to get to the "Edge," and the "Edge" refers to the Dragon Riders' new home base, the Dragon's Edge, which they spend most of the series based out of. Aside for a few competitions or episodes where they have to stop raiders, there's no urgent, overwhelming need to get there as fast as possible.
23rd Mar '16 4:21:42 PM Red-Dead-Redeemer
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%% Fridge Logic belongs in Head Scratchers and Fridge Brillance on the Fridge Page

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%% Fridge Logic belongs in Head Scratchers and Fridge Brillance Brilliance on the Fridge Page



** Astrid and Heather had some LesYay in season one, but season three turns it UpToEleven. The two become so close you would think they had been best friends since birth.

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** Astrid and Heather had some LesYay in season one, but season three turns it UpToEleven. The two become so close you would think they had been best friends since birth. Season four had one conversation that if taken out of context[[note]]Heather is a ReverseMole and Hiccup doesn't know it[[/note]] made it sound like the two were having an affair behind Hiccup's back.
9th Mar '16 3:16:18 AM captainmarkle
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* BaseBreaker: Dagur's new look as of "Race to the Edge". While most admit the shorter-hair-after-being-a-prisoner is pretty accurate, a lot of people do not like the beard. And even those who don't mind the idea of Dagur growing a beard don't like how patchy his is. And people apparently really miss his Loki-helmet.

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* BaseBreaker: BrokenBase: Dagur's new look as of "Race to the Edge". While most admit the shorter-hair-after-being-a-prisoner is pretty accurate, a lot of people do not like the beard. And even those who don't mind the idea of Dagur growing a beard don't like how patchy his is. And people apparently really miss his Loki-helmet.



** Also in Maces & Talons, the way that Viggo has one of the Dragon Hunter mooks disposed of. We don't see it, but the scream is truly nightmarish.



* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: [[spoiler: Mildew]] has one after suffering a MyGodWhatHaveIDone moment. [[spoiler: Subverted when it is revealed he was working with Alvin the whole time.]]

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* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap:
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[[spoiler: Mildew]] has one after suffering a MyGodWhatHaveIDone moment. [[spoiler: Subverted when it is revealed he was working with Alvin the whole time.]]
23rd Feb '16 10:37:39 PM Picard578
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** Toothless, unlike other dragons, is just cute. And Atrid's Stormfly is beautiful. They share these traits with their riders.
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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* RescuedF

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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.
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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.
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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:
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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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* CrazyAwesome: Dagur the Deranged. In his second appearance, he takes down Toothless in a sneak attack, and later on weaponizes a Skrill against the Outcasts.
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