Night Furies evolved to hunt other dragons.That's why they are faster and more maneuverable than other dragons, that's why their breath is (as shown in the first movie a few times) perfectly adapted to igniting another dragon's breath while it's still in their mouth, and that's why their pitch black, to hide from, and sneak up on, other dragons in the air, whereas other dragons are more brightly colored, because they're not sneaking up on prey. This is also why Toothless has more ability to resist the mind control abilities of the Red Death and the Bewilderbeast. The only reason he was affected at all is that he hasn't been around other Night Furies a lot, so he hasn't learned how to be a proper Night Fury. colony of bees operate. Seadragonus Giganticus Maximus dragons being the largest most intelligent, are the "queens" of dragons, who parasitically force other smaller species of dragons to become their "workers" and "drones" in a hive collective. Once the resources start to diminish and the season changes, the current queen will lay many young queens. The mother and about half her workers fly off to start a new colony. The first young queen to emerge kills her sister queens in their eggs and becomes the new mother queen. There can be no rivals. The Red Death accomplished this and became the new queen, but overlooked one single egg, Toothless' egg. Being the last laid, Toothless hatched out much later, and living off scraps, stays well out of her sister's sight, lest she be devoured, and constantly follows what she naturally sees to be her workers in the raiding parties, helping them, in an attempt to try and get them to abandon their false queen and obey her instead.
The movie is actually a prequel to a CG Temeraire Series of movies.Think about it. The Night Fury is actually a proto-celestial way out of its traditional grounds, which explains its rarity. The movie shows how Europeans first began raising dragons.
The movie is a prequel to Reign of Fire.The quickest fix to the whole Reign Of Fire debacle actually would've been just to train the dragons. Humanity made the same mistake the Viking ancestors made, and unfortunately this time there was no Hiccup to stop them. The male dragon in Reign of Fire is this generation's equivalent of the big bad volcano dragon.
The plot from DreamWorks' film is a prequel to the first in the original book series.This is before the Vikings realized you can train dragons, and the movie covers their changing respect for them. In the first book, they each have one as a pet! Hmmmm...
The twins are the ancestors of SkwisgaarThe family resemblance is definitely there.
Snotlout is the ancestor of Eddie RiggsWhich ties in nicely to the above, considering Eddie's appearance as a Dethklok roadie.
Snotlout is an ancestor of Jack Black.Just LOOK at him!
You're both wrong; Snotlout is the ancestor of Hal StewartThe movies come from the same company, they both chase after a hot chick with zero interest in them, they're both idiots, they SHARE A VOICE ACTOR...what more proof do you need?
The Green Death isn't the "queen"It's basically a giant cuckoo, invading other dragon nests and forcing the inhabitants to feed it or else.
Spitelout is Snotlout's father and Stoick's brother.They have a rather uncanny resemblance to each other. Spitelout is normally seen by Stoick's side and in the original books, Snotlout is Hiccup's cousin, possibly indicating that Spitelout and Stoick are brothers.
Night Furies aren't native to the area.Might explain why "no one has ever seen it," and why there are no other Night Furies ever seen in the film, not even in the background, or in the crowd of dragons in the volcano.
The Night Furies are the instinctive guardians of all the other dragon races.Toothless was partially immune to the Mass Hypnosis of the Green Death, but was unable to do anything about it himself, so he did his best, instead, to protect the other dragons during their raids. Notice how Toothless, in his initial attack, goes straight for the Viking catapults? It also explains his Papa Wolf tendencies once he bonds with Hiccup; he includes Hiccup in his guardian instinct.
How To Train Your Dragon is a happier version of The Iron Giant.They both befriend a creature that is not accepted in society.
Toothless was partly responsible for Hiccup's unfortunate mishap.This movie loves its Chekhov's Gun foreshadowing, and we see Toothless snatch hold of human beings by their arms or legs more than once. And when Hiccup was freefalling into the fireball, he still had both feet quite visibly attached. So how did he lose enough of his leg in the interim for Gobber to take one look and say, "Most of him"? Easy. Our heroes jinked sideways just before impact, and Hiccup's leg was crushed between the saddle/Toothless' side and the knob of bone on the end of the Green Death's tail. The bones of his foot and ankle would have been shattered by the impact. (If it also trapped his foot in the stirrup, the broken bones might have been pulled further apart when he was thrown free of the saddle.) Either way, when Toothless tried to grab him by the leg to stop his fall...well. It's just as well they never showed us what was left of it.
Stitch has Night Fury DNAWhen Jumba was creating Experiment 626, he traveled to Earth very briefly to study Earth's most fearsome creatures, the dragon. He only chose the fastest and most powerful of species for his creation though, the Night Fury.
They didn't learn anything.Sure, they like dragons now, but they're going to use them to kill trolls in a hypocritical manner.
Night Furies have the beginnings of sapience.Toothless occasionally demonstrated abstract reasoning capability impossible for typical animals, and learned at least a little English in context.
Most of the arena dragons were already semi-tamed by Gobber specifically for training purposes.
Therefor, the dragons are angels, Toothless is Lucifer and the Green Death is God.
Hiccup is the ancestor of Captain Haddock from The Adventures of TintinThink about it. Hiccup Horrendous Haddock. Names change throughout the ages so it's understandable that the Horrendous part was dropped.
Astrid actually has a crush on Toothless but is projecting it onto Hiccup for obvious reasons.Think about it; Astrid isn't willing to listen to Hiccup until he gives her a magical dragon ride on Toothless. Besides, if she liked Hiccup so much, why would she devote so much time to saving the dragons. She's been training to fight dragons her entire life - you'd think that she'd hold some sort of grudge against them, Toothless in particular, since he's the one who takes up most of her "boyfriend"'s time.
Hiccup's mom is really Eric Foreman.Well, this theory is MOSTLY crack. But if Eric was a girl, it would make perfect sense. But seriously, look at Eric. Now look at Hiccup. They look INCREDIBLY similar, enough to be related. And they both are skinny, geeky, sarcastic, deadpan snarkers, inexplicably attract the girl that everyone seems to be after, and they both have the same speech mannerisms. I mean, yeah you're probably reading this and wondering, "what on earth is wrong with you?" but trust me, it's far from the worst thing I have thought of. Anyways, Uh ... how is it possible? Time travel bullshit, obviously. I'm definitely not taking the time to explain how an obvious male could get pregnant, but whatevs.
There will be parallels between the books and the new movie/TV showThe first installments included training a dragon. The next book involves learning seafaring skills, then swordfighting, then stealing a potato. The new stuff will have something similar
In the TV show...There won't be Character Development. Only Flanderization.
Gobber is Fishleg's fatherI don't really have anything to base this one, except they have a similar build, and when Fishlegs gets gassed by the Zippleback, Gobber is very concerned, and cries out, whereas the other kids got attacked and Gobber didn't seem to care at all.
Toothless fully understands human languageOr at least, enough of it. If nothing else, he definitely understands "sorry". Both times a human said they were sorry in front of him, he reacted accordingly.
Astrid is Camicaze, not an ExpyHer name was changed so that it would make more sense. Astrid actually sounds like a Nordic/Viking name. Camicaze sounds Japanese.
Berk in the Film takes is in the Canadian Maritime- Newfoundland, specifically.Hence why all the adult characters have strong Scottish accents while the teens all have standard American or Canadian ones. Just throwing it out there. Newfoundland is the 'foggiest place on earth' and has a lot of precipitation after all.
The Purple Death is going to be in the 2013 sequel. And it's going to be 'Block-out-the-sun' massive.Think about it. You know you want to...
Toothless is a female...Hiccup just can't tell the difference. Seriously, watch the movie and imagine Toothless as a protective mother figure. Besides, even though Hiccup calls Toothless a "him", how can he tell a dragon's gender?
The movie is set in the Warhammer 40K verse.Berk is on a Death World that's a recruiting zone for a Space Marine chapter. The kids that finish at the head of their dragon killing class and slay a dragon in single combat? They're taken as candidates. The huge bad ass Vikings we see punching out dragons with their bare fists? They're the ones that aren't good enough to make the cut.
The sequel will be a HARD PG or PG-13Given that many reviews praised the film's darker tone (relative to other Dreamworks films anyway) as well as its action scenes and maturity, Dreamwork will push these elements further in the sequels, especially given the good old 'Dark second chapter' staple. Most likely it will be a heavy PG (think Dick Tracy, Prince Caspian and Tron Legacy) with nothing particularly explicit but an increased level of violence (eg, implied stabbings, very mild moments of bloodshed) innuedo and mild curses (the film did throw the word Hell around a bit, so the odd 'Damn' or 'Crap' wouldn't seem so unlikely). While they may just be bold enough to risk a PG-13, knowing that this is the same studio that brought us the... Will Smith fish... it doesn't seem likely they'd take such a big risk.
The dragons have been domesticated by a past civilization.The dragons in the film weren't too difficult to train, for the most part, and they were very willing to let the vikings ride on their backs. This indicates that a civlization that was around before the vikings came to Berk had domesticated the dragons and had them for hundreds, maybe thousands of years, to ride and do other tasks. This civilization was wiped out by the Red Death, who then forced the dragons to bring it food.
Berk is located in Skyrim.You've got your vikings, your dragons, your lush forests and your rocky coasts.
The world of the film is After the EndIn the scenario I'm proposing, scientists increasingly began to cater to people who wanted "vanity pets". At first it was just different colors of "normal" pets, but than someone was like "why don't we make fantasy creatures?" and it snowballed from there. This is why the dragon's are so easily tamed- they were originally genetically engineered to be "tame". This is also why they act something like cats (they have cat in their background), and why, like dogs, there can be so many different varieties of dragon, but they all have some of the same characteristics (affinities for a kind of grass, scratching them under the chin, etc.) The Green/Red Evil thing was created originally to be a singing dragon, but a Mad Scientist got a hold of it, and changed it around until it was the terror in the movie. At first there were a lot of the giant evil ones, and they eventually destroyed a lot of Earth- but also each other, until there was one left, and no record of the world that used to be.
Night Furies are the sterile offspring of a Skrill and a Green/Red Death.That's why Toothless is the only one. This mating is rare and very often the young die in their eggs. And Night Furies are called "The Unholy offspring of Lightning(Skrill) and Death(Red/Green Death)." My theory is that G/R Deaths hit sexual maturity long before they're that size. When they can first breed, they're about the same size as most of the other dragons.
Dragon from Shrek will cameo in the sequel.Similar to Vincent from Over the Hedge having a cameo in Bee Movie, except it probably won't be a physical appearance. Maybe a cave painting of her or something.
Other Night Furies will appear in the sequel.
At some point in the sequel Stoic will yell "Madness?! THIS! IS! BERK!
In The Movie, Hiccup and Toothless have a telepathic connection.How ELSE can you explain that Toothless heard Hiccup screaming from halfway across the island?!
Night Furies normally live in large groups, and Toothless being the only one in the area is highly unusual.If Toothless is a typical specimen of a Night Fury, we can deduce that they're social and love company. On that basis, Toothless being the only Night Fury in the area is far from normal. This brings up a few possibilities as to why Toothless is all alone:
Dragons were "semi-domesticated" prior to the events of the film, which is why Hiccup could so easily tame and train one.When it comes to dog domestication, the most popular theory is that wolves already started evolving into dogs even before humans started to actively keep them around. Humans would make their camps and after a kill, would throw out leftover bones and meat and parts they didn't like to eat. Wolves that had less natural fear of humans were able to do well by following and hanging around human camps and groups, and eventually evolved into "proto-dogs" with behavior and some features distinct from the rest of the wolves. Domestication followed from there once humans and wolves got the courage to get close to each other and work together. A similar thing happened in Berk. It was shown that the Red Death ate any dragon that couldn't bring it enough food. But the dragons that were comfortable enough with humans were able to raid the village, so they had the most stable food source than the dragons that hunted on their own. Natural selection took place and the dragons that feared humans were eaten while the ones who weren't afraid lived and bred. The dragons who didn't fear humans also evolved in a way that would only have them fight in self-defense, as the ones that attacked unprovoked would've been far more likely to be killed by the Vikings. Hence, dragons in Berk were in a perfect situation to be tamed by humans. All it took was one dragon and one human brave enough to work together.
Brave, Tangled, How to Train Your Dragon and Rise of the Guardians all take place in the same universe.Considering the amount of crossover fanfictions that involve two, three or all four of these movies, plus the pairings(Mericup, Hicpunzel, Jackpunzel, Jackcupp etc.) My guess is that these are the best CGI films to come out in the last four years. In some cases I've seen, you can add Harry Potter to the mix for some extra fun.(This troper is doing a story with all of these, plus another movie thrown in)
On their island, the dragons act just as their riders do.Toothless is the Hiccup equivalent - smaller, but with hidden depths that outmatch the others to a great extent (Hiccup's smarts and observations skills/Tootless's speed, agility, ability to cloak himself in darkness). The gronckle is as thick and goofy-looking as Fishlegs but is also pretty resourceful. Then the rest of the teens with their dragons and the like in Berk.
Astrid is originally from a different village.Her parents are from another village and moved to Berk when Astrid was little. It'd explain why her name isn't as scary or icky as others, maybe giving such names to children to care off trolls is a tradition only on Berk. Vikings from other clans have more traditional names as well. It'd explain why she tries to hard in dragon training and was so upset not to be the one honored by the elders, maybe she feels the need to prove to the village that she belongs there.
Gothi (the village elder) knew about Hiccup and ToothlessBut she did not say anything, because she was not certain and she wanted to see just how far he was going to go. Perhaps even wondering if he had discovered something that the Vikings had forgotten. Stoick mentions he should have 'seen the signs' in regards to Hiccup and Toothless, which means that something like this is not unheard of. However, Gothi might have been very well versed in more ancient lore, even before Berk's founding, meaning that she might have known the legends of those who could communicate with dragons or at least have a great affinity with them, which Hiccup was showing. Note how she was watching him closely during the time pass montage where Hiccup accelerates to the top of the class with an almost knowing look on her face, which is what got this theory going.
If we ever see Hiccup and Astrid's offspring, we will first see them as a baby. S/He is going to give a gummy baby smile. And Toothless will give one right back.Because the imagery is too adorable to not happen.
Night Furies don't lay eggs.This one splits into two the first is more likely. They simply give birth to live offspring, despite being reptiles. It isn't unheard of IRL, and Toothless is significantly more mammal like than all the other dragons in the show, the series, and the sequel. The next one is that they reproduce asexually. This would explain why Toothless felt no need to leave and mate in the Christmas special.
At the end of HTTYD 2, Hiccup's motherwon't come back to Berk. Because, really. Accidentally or not, you leave home, husband, and baby Hiccup. Don't go back to tell everyone you're not dead. And spend a decade with dragons. Which is cool, but I just don't want to see what her first conversation with Stoick is going to look like. I don't have enough tissues.
Hiccup will nearly sacrifice himself in order to save Toothless in the sequel.Toothless may be badly hurt and/or close to dying, likely at the hands of the Big Bad, to which Hiccup will have to face the decision of sacrificing himself if he wants to save him. That, or there will at least be a scenario of Toothless being close to dying in general.
Hiccup's motherwon't return to Berk in the sequel, but will ask Hiccup to stay with her. Similar to the above guess; Hiccup's mother won't return to Berk, but will ask Hiccup to come with her and live free with their dragons away from his responsibilities (the film will probably focus more on Hiccup being Stoic's successor as the village leader, and struggling with the idea). Hiccup will be very tempted, but in the end, he chooses to stay because he realizes he is fit to be a leader and even likes it, and he can't abandon his people as well as Astrid. It might sound clichè, but that's what the first movie was good at; taking clichès and handling them in a unique manner which didn't make them feel like clichès after all. I imagine the sequel would handle a scenario like the above mentioned just as well.
The main villain of the sequel will get eaten.Even if that's been done before in Shrek, it would seem likely. But it'll be a lot scarier this time around.
Fishlegs isn't actually interested in Ruffnut in HTTYD 2.Bear with me. The characters profiles state that both Snotlout and Fishlegs are pursuing Ruffnut because she's the last single girl their age on Berk. However, I can't see how Fishlegs would suddenly be attracted to Ruffnut because of it. It was very clear in the show that Fishlegs could not stand being around the twins because of their antics. He obviously doesn't have the temperamental for Ruffnut's more robust and wild personality. My explanation for why Fishlegs would even be considering to compete for her affections comes down to this: His parents, although quite patient with him, do not want their bookworm son to spend his life alone. They're pushing him to get together with Ruffnut for not only his benefit, but also a chance to have some grand kids. Fishlegs really doesn't want to have a relationship, but he knows that he shouldn't disobey his parents' wishes. Whether or not he actually does become interested in Ruffnut I think is still debatable. Official concept art of Fishlegs offering Ruffnut a flower did surface, but things can change over the development for a film. Perhaps the writers toyed with the idea before realizing that Fishlegs and Ruffnut would not be able to stand each other. We won't know for sure until the film's release.
Ruffnut will, in the end, be paired off with Snotlout.Mostly adding into the WMG above. We already know that both Snotlout and Fishlegs are going to be fighting for Ruffnut's hand in the new movie. Although it could go either way at this point, I believe that Ruffnut will end up with Snotlout. You might already be asking "Why?" Out of all the other Viking teens, who hangs out around the twins the most? Snotlout. It is easy to imagine why. The three of them share similar interests and often joke around. From what we gathered out of Snotlout's personality, he values strength over anything else. The same could be said for the twins (albeit a little more chaotic). It's quite possible that out of all the other kids their ages, they've stuck by each other the most. If you noticed, in the first movie and the show, Snotlout makes no move whatsoever on Ruffnut. It's possible that Snotlout has never considered flirting with her because all he has ever seen her is as a friend. However, I noticed something interesting during one of my re-watches of the movie. Right before Hiccup goes to join the other teens and Gobbler in the great hall, listen and look carefully. As Snotlout is complimenting Astrid, Ruffnut gives an obvious disgruntled expression. That part might have been hinting that Ruffnut has an interest in Snotlout, if only on a subconscious level. Maybe a part of her is jealous of Astrid because she wants Snotlout to give her that kind of attention, but she is too stubborn to admit that she has feelings for him. Cue the second film. Now that Astrid is off the market, Ruffnut is the last single female Viking of their age group. When the realization finally hits him, Snotlout starts to really notice Ruffnut. He begins seeing her as less of one of his goofy friends and more as another chick to hit on. Ruffnut isn't amused. She thinks that Snotlout now only views her as just another Astrid; a girl he tries to woo at almost every opportunity and doesn't take her opinion into consideration. She's also a little uncomfortable with the fact that her long-time guy friend is now trying to pursue a relationship with her. But perhaps over the course of the second (and possibly third) movie, Snotlout will realize that something's different about his situation with Ruffnut compared to the one he had with Astrid. Maybe there are genuine feelings that are starting to surface. He'll realize that it is actually serious and it'll terrify him. He'll eventually come to terms with that one simple fact: he cares about Ruffnut more than a friend or just another girl. And when he confesses this, Ruffnut will assume at first that he's just pulling a prank. But when she does discover that he actually means it, the two will become official.
Eret will pull a Heel-Face Turn.The introduction post made for him says that he "has a lot to learn about dragons" and "is in for the adventure of a lifetime," and we can briefly see him working with the heroes towards the end of the final trailer.
Ruffnut will end up with Eret.Assuming the above WMG comes true and she chooses neither Snotlout or Fishlegs.
The area Hiccup and Toothless find is actually called Kliande Armhala.Because Rule of Funny.
"Kings and Queens" by 30 Seconds to Mars will not be in the film How to Train Your Dragon 2 itself.I have heard this song in the trailers for Legend Of The Guardians The Owls Of Gahoole and Hugo. Neither film featured the song.
Someone will say "You know nothing, Eret".Because...
The third film will feature more Night Furies.
Bewilderbeasts and Red Deaths are the same species.The Bewilderbeasts are the males and use their tusks for competing with one another. The Red Deaths are flighted females who travel and create nests.
Drago will returnThey've already announced HtTYD3
Hiccup and Astrid will become an official couple at the end of HTTYD 2.Finally.
HTTYD 2 will not make ANY reference to the TV show.Because why would they?
Toothless is not a fully mature dragon.Night Furies must live long and age slowly. In the second film, Valka shows that the Night Fury's spikes can split, which Toothless did not seem to be aware of. He is later shown to glow blue, something that hasn't been seen even though years have passed between the first and second film.
Dragons are the evolutionary descendants of dinosaurs in HTTYDOne branch of saurians evolved into birds, but they are in the minority of the HTTYD universe, while the most successful branch evolved into Dragons over a long period of time. Dragons in HTTYD have many Dinosaur characteristics, minus the fire breathing aspect.
The third film will feature the search/discovery of more Night Furies.It was conspicuously mentioned several times throughout the sequel that Toothless may very well be the last of his kind, the only known Night Fury, etc. The idea of more being out there, hidden away somewhere in the world, would lend itself perfectly to the plot of the third movie in the series.
Toothless is the only Nightfury, because Nightfuries are actually a hybrid species.I'm not sure what his mother is or was, but considering that his Super Mode incorporates glowing blue spikes, I think it's safe to say that his father's none other than Godzilla. Or, alternatively...
Nightfuries are larval Godzillas.Same basis as the above. After a few centuries, Nightfuries bury themselves in ocean sediments and go into a period of hybernation, where they grow much larger and stronger by absorbing radiation from Earth's core. However, during the process, they lose their ability to fly. Traditionally, anyway.
In the 'Forbidden Friendship' scene, Toothless thought Hiccup was starving.Toothless's experience of Vikings up to this point would have been of huge, strong people with plenty of muscle. Hiccup is tiny and scrawny. When Toothless realised that Hiccup gave him his only fish, he assumed that Hiccup wasn't strong enough to catch a lot of fish, and had given Toothless his whole kill. That's why he gave Hiccup half of the fish - he was touched that Hiccup had been that kind, and didn't want him to starve as a result, so he decided to give what he figured would be enough to help Hiccup survive. That's also why he comes to trust Hiccup a whole lot more afterwards.
The dragons are Primal Zerg.Their designs look similar, especially in the second movie. Particularly the Alphas look like Zurvan. So yeah, HTTYD is set on Ancient Zerus. No idea why there are humans as well though. (Maybe a Xel'naga did it.)
Hiccup will inadvertently destroy the dragons with the Dragon Jewel.After all, something happened to the dragons. Well yeah, but in book 1 it said that the dragons disappeared on their own, and in book 4, it said that the Doomfang came back to Hiccup when he was an adult and protected him.
Hiccup will deliberately destroy the dragons with the Dragon Jewel, and they will come back for Ragnarok.This series is actually dark as Hel, accidental cremation, casual consumption of sapient beings, Hiccup the Second, etc... For the second point, why we would read Hiccup's stories through a translator in the modern times? It would be somewhat uplifting for Hiccup the power of the Dragon Jewel's power to be temporary, and fittingly dark to let it wear off after more than 1000 years.
The book series will end with Hiccup uniting the Viking tribesAnd he'll marry Camicazi to cement relations between the Bog Burglars and Hairy Hooligans. Fishlegs will wind up in Rome somehow and end up becoming an important political figure (again, somehow) who will put a stop to the Romans attacking Viking lands. (He's mentioned a few times how he'd like to go to Rome). If you read the epilogues, Hiccup is always talking about how all the tribes united in the end. It's been foreshadowed enough, especially with how well he and the son of the Meathead chief got on in the first book (compared to their fathers). The man who threw the sword in Hiccup's dream in How To Be A Pirate's epilogue was future Hiccup, and in the final book, he will do that.
The tenth book will contain Hiccup going through extreme Break the Cutie.If the previous books are anything to go by, the series is slowly turning Darker and Edgier as it goes on, but book nine still contained a surprising amount of death and darkness in it. The tenth book will complete Hiccup's journey to adulthood by bringing him close to breaking point and tearing away his former optimism. He'll get better, though. Hopefully.
In the twelfth book, Alvin will be crowned king, but then the Wodensfang will betray him and Hiccup will somehow wind up as king instead.