Trivia / Dragons: Riders of Berk

  • Actor Allusion: David Faustino is obsessed with a dragon who has the power to bend lightning; in another life, he had the ability to bend lightning himself.
  • The Cast Showoff: "Tone Death" lets several cast members show off their singing skills, though America Ferrera and Andree Veeman go for Hollywood Tone-Deaf instead.
  • Channel Hop: Due to Cartoon Network having changing channel expectations (using more 2-D Canadian material and later, filling the schedule with nothing but reruns of Teen Titans Go! for a time because, depending on who you ask, it was cheap to make and very profitable, or was, and still is, a tool used by the Moral Guardians allegedly running the network to artificially lower the ratings of the older-skewing series to justify shitcanning them), Dragons season 3 was moved to Netflix as Dragons: Race to the Edge. Unfortunately, the first 2 seasons weren't moved with them right away, leaving questions about who all the other characters around Berk are.
  • Dawson Casting: JB Blanc plays Ryker, the older brother to Viggo, who in turn is played by Alfred Molina. Molina is actually fifteen years older than Blanc, though he doesn't sound it.
  • Executive Meddling: Cartoon Network's censors didn't allow much show of affection between Hiccup and Astrid in the first two seasons, limited to ship teasing and a single kiss. When the series moved to Netflix, it was free of the censors and could now openly portray them as a couple.
  • I Knew It: There was seriously a lot of doubt Alvin was killed by the Skrill.
  • The Other Darrin: Though they were able to get Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, Christopher Mintz-Plasse ("McLovin" from the movie Superbad), TJ Miller and David Tennant back in their original roles, bigger names like Jonah Hill, Kristen Wiig, Gerard Butler, and Craig Ferguson had to have replacements.
    • Fake Scot: Nolan North as Stoick and Chris Edgerly as Gobber replicate the Scottish-Viking accents of the original cast.
  • Relationship Voice Actor: Several casting choices make the show 2-10 times as entertaining to fans of the Avatar: The Last Airbender franchise.
    • Mako (David Faustino) and Katara are brother and sister.
    • Fire Lord Ozai and Katara are still on opposing sides but now personally interact.
    • Ozai and Mako are now Evil Versus Evil rivals after the same dragon.
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