"You have the heart of a chief, and the soul of a dragon."
Hiccup: This is Berk. Life here is amazing. Dragons used to be a bit of a problem, but now they've all moved in! And with Vikings on the backs of dragons, the world just got a whole lot bigger.
How to Train Your Dragon 2 is the sequel to the first How to Train Your Dragon film adaptation. Set five years after the first film, Berk and the dragons have learned to live in harmony, but now face a new enemy, Drago Bludvist, who seeks to enslave all dragons.A teaser and twotrailers for the sequel have been released, along with the first 5 minutes of the movie.
Tropes from How to Train Your Dragon 2
Abhorrent Admirer: Ruffnut is not appreciative of Snotlout and Fishlegs's advances, nor is Eret appreciative of hers. Ruffnut at least warms up to the former two.
Stoick on hearing Drago Bludivist's name gets into overprotective mode for Berk, because he knows that one cannot reason with a senseless murderer. Hiccup's response? Fly to seek Drago via I Surrender, Suckers with dragon trapper Eret, giving up his weapon and locking himself up in the brig, while snarking about it the whole time. Small wonder that Stoick went overboard with the not necessary rescue attempt. And Hiccup still doesn't listen the second time he hears the tale.
We then see that Stoick is Properly Paranoid when Drago brainwashes Toothless to fire on Hiccup. Stoick sees this from a distance, and realizes immediately what's going on. He then races down to Hiccup and Toothless to take the blow, without hesitation.
In Valka's flashback, Valka dropped her peaceful attitude once she saw Cloudjumper break into her and Stoick's home, right where their baby son was sleeping. Granted it turned out he was peaceful but it's very similar to what would happen if a wild animal breaks into a house with an infant child unprotected. And Cloudjumper does scratch Hiccup on the chin, leaving a small scar.
The fact Hiccup was born premature and probably wouldn't have survived the harsh living conditions of Berk at the time.
Both of these together create the ultimate Adult Fear for expectant mothers: Your baby has just beaten incredible odds by being born premature...then you have to deal with trying to keep said baby alive against dragons.
All Animals Are Dogs: Stormfly loves to play fetch, and at one point gets broody and curls up on Eret like a chicken. Toothless is also very catlike in his playfulness, with a touch of dog behavior.
All There in the Manual: The official website contains all the details of the new dragons. Some highlights include: Stormcutters (Valka's Cloudjumper), Rumblehorns (Stoick's new mount; Skullcrusher), Hotburples (a sort of Great Granddaddy Gronckle, and Gobber's Grump), Hobblegrunts, and of course, the Bewilderbeasts a.k.a. the Alpha Dragons.
Drago is no slouch. He wears a cloak made of dragon skin and tames a dragon at least the size of the Red Death from the first movie through intimidation alone. (While it doesn't detract from Drago's badass status, it should be noted that the official site says Drago found his Bewilderbeast when it was a hatchling and through cruel training made it obedient to him even long after it became powerful enough to easily kill him.) He also manages to cow Hookfang in the film proper, and didn't need the Bewilderbeast to do it.
Also applies to Valka; leagues beyond Hiccup in dragon taming skill and knowledge, a masterful rider, and capable in hand to hand combat.
Played straight with Valka. We see her as a young woman in her flashback. When we see her in the present, there are only the faintest of lines around her eyes, and few strands of grey in her hair. This is lampshaded by the line Stoick says upon seeing her after twenty years:
Bittersweet Ending: Drago has been stopped, Hiccup has become chief of Berk, Toothless the Alpha of the dragons and Valka has returned to her son's life. But Stoick and the benevolent Bewilderbeast have been killed and Drago is alive and still has his Bewilderbeast.
The movie near the beginning and near the end has a playful moment between Hiccup and Toothless involving the Night Fury licking his human, and Hiccup complaining:
"You know that doesn't wash out!"
In a Continuity Nod to the first movie, Hiccup begins and ends the movie with a "This is Berk...We have Dragons" speech.
A more subtle one is Stoick the Vast's introduction and death. We see him in the first movie pulling Hiccup out of danger and yelling at him to stay inside, and taking on a Monstrous Nightmare to protect his son. Stoick's last action in the film is to get between a dragon brainwashed Toothless and his son before Toothless can fire a fatal blow on Hiccup.
The movie starts and ends with a round of dragon-racing.
Hiccup: It's not every day that you find out your mother is some kind of crazy, feral, vigilante dragon lady! Valka: Well, at least I'm not boring, right?
Broad Strokes: Dean Deblois wasn't involved with the TV series and says that he didn't take it into consideration when writing this movie, but that doesn't necessarily make it non-canon. The third season of the show will apparently bridge the gap between the two.
The idea of a humongous dragon taking control of several other dragons is used again here — it's more or less confirmed that the crooning of the Red Death is what kept the dragons under its control, and the Bewilderbeast uses a similar hypnotic song plus eye contact. In fact, Drago uses his own Bewilderbeast to take control of both Valka's and Berk's dragons.
Toothless, when he was around the Red Death, showed he was only partially susceptible to its hypnotic song. That partial resistance proves decisive when, with Hiccup's help, he breaks out of the Bewilderbeast's control at Berk.
Just like the first movie, prior to the climax, Hiccup is found contemplating the next course of action while standing at a high point, looking out at the horizon. The first time, it is over his actions leading his father and father's men to what was, undoubtedly, their deaths. This time, however... it is over the death of Stoick and the loss of their dragons to Drago's Alpha, who leads his dragon army to destroy Berk. But just like the first movie, it is also when Hiccup is convinced by an ally that all is not lost, and he is inspired into action.
Casual Danger Dialogue: this exchange between Hiccup and Astrid in the middle of a fierce battle with Draco's forces:
Astrid: Where have you been? Hiccup: Oh y'know, catching up with mom. (points to Valka, in full armor, standing atop Cloudjumper) Astrid(amazed): That's your mother? Hiccup: Well, now you know where I get my dramatic flair.
Hiccup has created a gliding suit so he can fly alongside Toothless, though Toothless hasn't mastered keeping pace with and then catching Hiccup, resulting in crash-landings. He finally makes the catch during the final battle.
Hiccup learns that all dragons obey the Alpha, except for the baby dragons who listen to no one. This leaves Hiccup and company with a group of dragons to ride back to Berk when Drago's Alpha forces the loyalty of all of the others.
Valka shows Hiccup the protruding scales on Toothless's back that could help him make harder turns when flying. This comes in handy near the end when he and Hiccup narrowly avoid hitting the Alpha's tail.
Gobber's dragon dentistry is taken from the cartoon series, as is the fact that they converted his weapon-making shop into a general dragon tack supply.
Just like the first movie, it opens with some poor sheep being grabbed by a dragon. It's not due to dragons plundering the village, however, but the sheep being a target in Berk's new sport of Dragon Racing.
On one occasion after being knocked down, Fishlegs quickly shouts out "I'm okay!", as he had done in the first movie after a crash landing on Meatlug.
Like in the first movie, Toothless watches a character trace out a drawing in the ground, and "copies" the act to create his own doodle.
Hiccup and Toothless nearly hit the Alpha's tail, as they did in the last movie with the Red Death's tail. Hiccup even says "Oh, not again".
In the first film, Stoick was nearly roasted by Toothless before Hiccup managed to call him off. Stoick doesn't survive the second attempt, from a Brainwashed and Crazy Toothless. The musical cue before the event is even similar.
Multiple dragons resembling juvenile Red Deaths appear in the Dragon's Nest, in addition to other dragon species introduced in the animated series.
"I did this": Hiccup and Stoick say this in HTTYD to expess their guilt that their actions led to someone getting hurt. After Toothless breaks the mind control and sees Stoick's dead body, he stays absolutely still for a moment and just looks at him, realizing what happened. There may not be words, but they are not necessary: facial expressions and body language just scream guilt and horror. "I did this"
Early on in both movies, Hiccup does impressions of his father Stoick. In the first movie, he complains in his Stoick-voice "Barmaid, you've brought me the wrong offspring!" In the sequel, he repeats his father's statement, "You're the pride of Berk, son, and I couldn't be prouder." Also, while he was being snarky in the first movie, Astrid was the one being snarky in the second, doing her surprisingly on-target impression of Hiccup.
In the finale, the theme was a reprisal of the first movie's song "Counter-Attack." Only the parties were reversed: This time, the counterattacking party was Toothless and the dragon flock against the Dark Alpha!
Also during the final battle, Hiccup has the gang distract the massive dragon they're facing while he goes to get Toothless. Ruffnut and Tuffnut (with the help of Snotlout this time) once again irritate the dragon to accomplish this goal, this time using the sheep tosser from dragon racing, while Fishlegs reprises his "I'm okay".
Convection Schmonvection: Holding a piece of dragon hide in front of you apparently allows you to survive a direct blast of dragonfire, without even a single singed hair.
Cool Sword: Or more accurately, Hot sword. As in flaming!
The Dog Bites Back: Eret saves the Berk dragon riders from Drago after being sentenced to death by Drago.
Do I Really Sound Like That?: Hiccup doesn't think much of Astrid's impression of him. (She's actually got his body language down pretty well!)
Hiccup: When have I ever done that with my hands? Astrid:[laughing]You just did!
The Dragon: The enormous Alpha obeys only Drago and controls the other dragons with his command.
The Dreaded: Even Stoick is afraid of Drago, and immediately declares an emergency when Hiccup mentions him.
Due to the Dead: Stoic the Vast's body is cremated on a pyre boat set alight by arrows fired first by his son, and then his wife, Gobber, and others. Later at Berk a stone statue of his likeness is being carved.
Easily Forgiven: Nobody really seems to have a moral problem with Valka's refusal to return home for twenty years because of her stubborn ideological disagreement with her husband. The movie also ignores that a not-insignificant portion of the dragon wars as depicted in the first film involved raids on the Vikings' sheep, which meant her attempts to prevent Stoick from action likely threatened the whole tribe's resources and livelihood. Of course, since the first film proved the dragons could be befriended, Valka did ultimately turn out to be right in said ideological disagreement.
Eleventh Hour Superpower: During the climax, Toothless protects Hiccup from a point blank shot of ice breath from Drago's Bewilderbeast and after a few harrowing moments pass, he erupts from the ice with his back scales/fins glowing blue and his breath attacks greatly amplified in force and speed. As he didn't get to do more aside from launching a barrage of these amplified plasma blasts during the film itself, any other effects of the power up are unknown.
Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: As Drago sees it, dragons can only be controlled through intimidation and fear. Working with dragons, nurturing them instead of enslaving them, is unthinkable to him. Exemplified when Toothless overrides the Dark Alpha's control to protect Hiccup.
Drago to Hiccup. Like Hiccup he lost a limb to a dragon, grew up fearing them but proved to have a talent for controlling them, and also possessed a great deal of mechanical inventive genius (as evidenced by his dragon traps). Unlike Hiccup, his fear transformed not into understanding but an obsessive need to dominate everything around him so he would never feel powerless again, and dragons were the ideal tool to do this with once he realized he could dominate them with sheer will and intimidation. The comparison goes further with their specific amputations and methods of how they each tame dragons. Hiccup lost his leg, and his method of taming a dragon involves calmly and peacefully placing his hand on the dragon's face. Drago on the other hand lost his arm, and his method involves shouting wildly and stepping cruelly upon on a dragon's head.
Drago to Valka. Valka has spent her life rescuing dragons from cruelty or death, but Drago has spent his life capturing dragons to use them to control the lives of human. Additionally, both of them have a Bewilderbeast. Unfortunately, Drago's proves to be stronger, killing his counterpart.
The Extremist Has A Point: Stoick believes that Drago cannot be reasoned with and wants to lock down and fortify the village; Hiccup believes that diplomacy can convince Drago to leave Berk in peace. Stoick is ultimately shown to be correct; although Drago sympathizes with Hiccup in some ways, he will never allow anyone else who controls dragons to live unless they are utterly subservient to him, and he remains unconvinced of Hiccup's philosophy of earning a dragon's willing loyalty (as opposed to subjugating them through fear and intimidation) to the end.
Though it's mostly offscreen, Drago's Alpha gores Valka's Alpha with its tusks.
The same could be said of Stoick, who takes a shot of explosive plasma straight to the chest.
Fantasy Counterpart Culture: Just like Frozen, the animators were inspired by Norwegian nature when creating the settings of the movie, or more spesifically the island Svalbard.
Female Gaze: Ruffnut is quite... appreciative of Eret's biceps.
Flaming Sword: Hiccup has a retractable sword coated in Monstrous Nightmare spit, allowing it to catch fire. A gas capsule in the handle can release Zippleback gas for a larger explosion. Hiccup uses it to tame dragons by being able to create fire like they can.
Foil: Eret is this to both Drago and Hiccup. Like both of them, he has a natural talent with dragons. As with Drago, his initial motivation comes from fear (of Drago). But as with Hiccup, he eventually looks into a dragon's eye, approaches said dragon with a calm rather than a raised sword, and comes to realize what Hiccup has learned.
Drago's backstory isn't fleshed out much, but in many ways he's what a meaner, more aggressive Hiccup could have been; lost family, lost a limb, and learned to master dragons by studying their animal behaviors, but focusing on the animal mechanics of dominance and submission rather than trust.
Foreshadowing: Valka makes a connection with a vast powerful beast who then falls before an equally powerful foe. This is both her Alpha as well as Stoick.
Freudian Excuse: Drago could be said to have this. Having lost an entire arm, his family and his village to dragons he became obsessed with never feeling powerless again before anyone. While he preaches a desire to create peace by controlling dragons, he admits Hiccup is right when he points out that in effect he just wants to dominate everyone. This is also seen with the sheer rage he reacts with upon hearing of Hiccup's accomplishments, his pride cannot allow anyone but him to be known as a master of dragons.
Funny Background Event: Any time Hiccup is in foreground with some other character, it's worth keeping an eye on Toothless in the background.
Gentle Giant: The Alpha, it allowed a swarm of baby dragons to fly all over him and greets Hiccup with a light frost breath that just puts some snow on his hair. This from a creature that can shatter islands with ice crystals.
Golden Snitch: Dragon Racing involves the riders grabbing marked sheep and tossing them into their respective bins for points. At the end, a black sheep is launched which is worth ten points. This allows Astrid to win the game even though the twins had collected almost every sheep up until that point, thanks to both Fishlegs and Snotlout giving up their sheep to help Ruffnut (while Hiccup is absent entirely).
Good Cannot Comprehend Evil: Used in a mild sense; Hiccup for most of the film is insistent on trying to reason with Drago. Events transpire to teach him that, unfortunately, some people just can't be reasoned with. Hiccup is at first optimistic that he can talk Drago out of his warmongering, but upon meeting Drago and hearing his story and witnessing his conviction/insanity, he rapidly realizes that there is no reasoning with him. Drago's actions are not based on ignorance or fear like so many Hiccup has encountered before, but rather a deeply dark view of the world.
Good Eyes, Evil Eyes: As with the last movie, slitted "reptilian" pupils mean bad news. When he falls under the spell of Drago's Bewilderbeast song, Toothless' pupils go narrower then ever before — right before he kills Stoick.
Good Scars, Evil Scars: Hiccup has a small scar on his chin from where Cloudjumper accidentally cut him when he was a baby. Drago's got a number of large scars across his face.
Hero Killer: Drago Bludvist, and by extension, his Bewilderbeast are proficient examples. His Alpha kills Valka's Alpha Bewilderbeast, and hypnotizes Toothless, which kills Stoick. Not that Drago is any worse personally, as he nearly kills the heroes every time they cross paths.
He's Dead, Jim: Head to the chest to listen for the heart (through fur and armor), check. Lifeless hand dropping when raised, check.
High-Altitude Interrogation: After kidnapping Eret off of the deck of his ship, Astrid promptly asks him to take the Dragon Riders to Drago. He refuses, saying he would rather die. Astrid immediately complies and tells Stormfly to drop him. Eret quickly agrees to Astrid's request while falling, at which point Astrid has Stormfly catch him again.
In the Blood: Hiccup's dragon taming abilities are shared by his mother.
I Owe You My Life: Stormfly shields Eret from what would be a fatal injury, prompting the dragon trapper to question his belief that dragons are simply animals and undergo his Heel-Face Turn. He even says as such as he frees Stormfly from her restraints.
Ironic Echo: Hiccup attempts to tell Drago "Let me show you [that dragons are kind]" like he'd done with his tribe and father in the first film, only to get the same line thrown back at him by Drago, showing him that Toothless can be mind controlled into attacking his own best friend without mercy.
I Surrender, Suckers: Hiccup tries this by gleefully surrendering himself, Astrid(who, while not sure of his plan, demonstrates unwavering faith in him by going along), Toothless and Stormfly to Eret's dragon hunters, hoping to meet Drago and reason with him. The other dragon riders, followed by Stoick and Gobber, prevent his plan from getting past the "I surrender" stage. Judging from his later encounter with Drago it wouldn't have worked anyway.
Knight of Cerebus: Compared to the Red Death, Drago is much nastier. While the former was content to stay in one place and be Orcus on His Throne, Drago sets out to capture all dragons so that he can use them to conquer the world, for no reason more apparent than For the Evulz.
Kryptonite-Proof Suit: Drago's dragon-scale cape is not only fashionable and a sign of his power, but can block dragon fire.
Last of His Kind: Hiccup and Valka make comments implying that Toothless may be the last Night Fury.
Little "No": Hiccup says this twice when he realizes Stoick is dead and again when Toothless snaps out of the mind control and discovers Hiccup and Valka grieving over Stoick.
Love Triangle: Ruffnut is currently the only available young woman on Berk and the target of Snotlout and Fishlegs' affections (or at least that they care about), not that she wants anything to do with them. It gets more complicated when Ruffnut falls in love with a new character named Eret, and then she falls for them both when they save her in the second act battle. However, by the end, it's unclear of who Ruffnut likes the most.
Machiavelli Was Wrong: Drago tames dragons through intimidation and his control of an Alpha Dragon. Hiccup tames them through showing them kindness and showing them how similar they are. Guess who wins?
Mama Bear: Although it isn't what it really seemed, when Valka saw Cloudjumper break into her and Stoick's house, right into Hiccup's nursery room mind you, she dropped her peaceful attitude towards the dragons that were currently attacking and rushed there to protect her son.
Mass "Oh, Crap!": The villagers of Berk when Drago and his Alpha show up to invade.
Metaphorgotten: When Hiccup first mentions Draco Bludvist to Stoick, Tuffnut declares, "I'll bloody his fist with my face!"
Mind-Control Eyes: Dragons under the control of a Bewilderbeast have their pupils turn to slits. The incredibly slit pupils make everything look like a big blur to the dragons, forcing them to trust the Alpha on what to do.
Monster Lord: The Bewilderbeast of the Dragon's Den, an utterly massive white dragon with an icy breath, who is the "Alpha" and can compel all other dragons to his will. Fortunately, he's far more of The Good King and looks out for his subjects. Unfortunately, Drago has his own Bewilderbeast challenger, who slays and usurps the good Alpha, forcing all other Dragons to his army. Finally, Toothless becomes one, as he challenges Drago's Bewilderbeast and succeeds by rallying all other dragons with him. At the end, the dragons bow and accept him as their Alpha.
Never Found the Body: Drago dives into the ocean along with his (still alive) Alpha after being defeated, neither ever to be seen again. As Hiccup makes indirect reference to Drago as someone who continues to threaten Berk in his final speech, it's apparent that this was meant to be ambiguous.
Never Trust a Trailer: The second trailer had Valka ominously telling Hiccup how vast her knowledge of dragons are compared to his during their first encounter. In the movie, it's an altered, cheerful line she gives him while the two are bonding.
Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: When Stoick takes too long in his search for Hiccup, Astrid fears the worst and decides to take the other riders and rescue him from Drago. When she finds him and realizes her mistake, she tries to intimidate him by relating Hiccup's reputation; see Threat Backfire below. However, rather than intimidate him, this just serves to enrage him and send him gunning for Berk, since his ego won't allow another dragon master to exist.
No Eye in Magic: The Bewilderbeast has a hypnotic call like the Red Death, but its primary way of commanding the loyalty of dragons is through eye contact. In the climax, Hiccup blindfolds Toothless to block this, and the call on its own can't influence Toothless.
Not Bad: Cloudjumper regards Toothless this way after Toothless challenges the dark Bewilderbeast and wins, becoming an Alpha himself.
Not Good with People: Valka. She was already seen as a bit weird when she was living in Berk and trying to convince the vikings not to fight the dragons. It got a lot worse after she disappeared and lived for 20 years with the dragons. Her first reaction when meeting Hiccup was to challenge him and then crawl up to him and grab his jaw. Even her early dialogue with Hiccup was rather eccentric. She does get better especially once Stoick woos her again.
Not So Different: Stoick and Valka. Stoick's stubborn personality is evident, and Valka, who refused to return home for twenty years because of her ideological differences with him, is hardly what you would call pliant. They both also try to dissuade Hiccup from his attempt to reason with Drago, citing the need to protect their own.
A light-hearted example. When Valka learns of Toothless' prosthetic tail-fin, Hiccup immediately begins to internally freak out at what she would say when she learns that Hiccup was the one responsible. He then proceeds to make a joke about his own amputation as Toothless getting even, just to try and ease the tension.
Gothi gets an adorable one right before she gets swarmed by her terrible terrors when all the pet dragons return to their owners at the end.
Oh My Gods!: Said verbatim by Astrid in response to Hiccup explaining to her that Stoick wanted him to take up the mantle of Chief.
It takes Toothless three tries to be able to catch Hiccup when flying on his own because of his prosthetic fin hampering his movement.
It takes Hiccup three tries to free Toothless from the Bewilderbeast's control. Talking Toothless down failed, shouting for him when Drago ordered his army to move out failed. But the next time he tries...
Running Gag: Hiccup's tendency to fly into large geological formations.
The Snotlout-Ruffnut-Fishlegs (plus Eret) love triangle , up to and including its inversion at the end where for once Ruffnutis waiting to embrace her two admirers... and they run straight past her towards their dragons.
Sacrificial Lion: After Drago has the upper hand, Stoick dies when he takes a shot meant for Hiccup.
Sleepyhead: Gobber's dragon Grump spends most of his time napping. Even when reunited with Gobber, he falls on his master and immediately falls asleep.
Spam Attack: Once Toothless frees Valka's and Berk's dragons, he tells them all to open fire on Drago's Alpha. Even the giant Bewilderbeast can't stand up for long against a draconic Macross Missile Massacre and quickly retreats to the sea.
Spanner in the Works: The baby dragons, who don't take commands from anyone, including the Alpha Dragon, are the key for the heroes to get back to Berk and fight back against the Alpha long enough to free Toothless.
Summon Bigger Fish: A rare villainous example. As Drago marches on Valka's Dragon Den, the resident Bewilderbeast emerges to defend his home from the invaders. Drago's army would have been easily routed by the massive dragon, so Drago unleashes his own Bewilderbeast. The two titans fight, but eventually Drago's beast comes out on top and kills Valka's, giving Drago command of all the dragon opposition and securing his victory.
Super Mode: Toothless' final form in the fight against Drago's bewilderbeast.
Super Strength: Most of the dragon riders are Made of Iron, but Valka is an unusual example. In the finale, she is able to lift a metal dragon helmet effortlessly, while Gobber has trouble holding it up.
Swiss Army Appendage: Gobber's shop has an entire wheel dedicated to holding various attachments for his hand. Hiccup's leg can also switch between a hitch for Toothless's saddle and a hoof-like foot for walking around.
In a much darker sense, while sharing a moment with his parents together for the first time he could remember... Hiccup proceeds to declare that everything will work itself out now. He loses his father in the subsequent battle, which kicks off moments after he makes that declaration.
Threat Backfire: When Drago captures Astrid and the other riders, minus Hiccup, Astrid tries to make him back down by boasting of their many dragons and specifically of Hiccup's ability to train them. Drago instead sees at as a challenge to his authority and is only that much more determined to prove himself superior, causing him to move up his timetable and attack immediately.
Trojan Prisoner: After the riders and their dragons are captured then subsequently break loose, they hide in the traps Drago is using to hold their dragons. When Drago makes land and has the traps opened to capture more dragons, out they come.
A lot of riders resemble their dragons, but Hiccup and Toothless are the epitome. Both are crippled in a limb which is fixed with a prosthetic, both are smaller than their compatriots and instead fit into Weak, but Skilled, and even share similar snarky, fun-loving attitudes. Further solidified at the end of the movie; the scrawny Hiccup inherits the title of Chieftain from his massive father Stoic and becomes the leader of his people, while the much-smaller Toothless challenges Drago's colossal Bewilderbeast and succeeds, becoming Alpha and the leader of his people.
Drago and his Bewilderbeast. Massive, overpowering, and dark-clothed/colored. Both intimidate foes into submission, and conquer their way to the top (Drago raising a dragon army, his Bewilderbeast taking the title Alpha and bending all dragons to his will). Made more explicit at the climax; Drago is missing his left arm, and his Bewilderbeast's massive left tusk is blown off as he is defeated.
Unstoppable Rage: After everything Hiccup has done to save or try to save Toothless throughout the film, refusing to abandon his best friend even when he was Brainwashed and Crazy, Drago has had enough of Hiccup's interference and orders the Bewilderbeast to end him. Toothless dives to take the blast, then blows the ice prison up, declaring to all that his Berserk Button is well and truly pressed. He then channels a Godzilla impersonation that is far more accurate than a twenty-foot-long animal has any right to pull off.
Walk the Plank: This is how Drago intends to execute Eret and the riders (minus Hiccup). As they're doing it into freezing waters, this would very quickly be fatal, one way or another. Eret is able to break them out.
Towards the end, Drago declares an attack on Berk. He makes it there with his Alpha and dragon army, but his human followers are nowhere to be seen. That said, given the sheer amount of damage Hiccup and Co. inflicted as well as the fact that Drago increased the number of dragons under his control by at least an order of magnitude, he may not have felt a need to wait for his human followers to recover. He told his crew to 'meet him at Berk' when he departed, suggesting that indeed he was planning on making it there faster than his human crew was in order to begin the assault himself. They were probably still en route.
Also occurs with Drago himself, as his fate is unspecified when the Alpha retreats into the water with him still on it.
What happened to Eret's crew?
The World Is Just Awesome: Hiccup and Toothless' first onscreen flight sequence, everything from skimming the top of the seas with a pack of wild Thunderdrums, glimpsing Timberjacks in the upper skies, to Hiccup busting out his new wingsuit; everything in that bit is worth the price of admission entirely on its own.
You Can't Thwart Stage One: Even though the good guys got the upper hand in the battle for the Sanctuary, Drago manages to get his Alpha to kill off Valka's, thus being able to amass his dragon army. He also manages to take control of Berk's dragons and freeze/destroy a good portion of Berk before his Alpha is defeated.
You Have Failed Me: Drago hates when people fail his expectations. When Eret came in under-quota on dragon trapping, Drago branded his chest as a reminder of his failure. When Eret ends up attracting the attention of a town of dragon-riders, he sentences him to death. This leads to Eret's Heel-Face Turn.