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* AdaptationalAngstUpgrade: In ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon2'', Hiccup is [[EasilyForgiven quick to forgive Valka]] for staying away from Berk after the shock wears off. Here he is less charitable, rightfully angry that she could have come back at any time and chose not to while he had to endure the village's contempt for him and his father's aloof parenting.


** [[spoiler: canon!Hiccup and Astrid don't have kids until the BabiesEverAfter epilogue in ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragonTheHiddenWorld''. Here, Astrid finds out she's pregnant before she and Hiccup even meet Drago.]]

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** [[spoiler: canon!Hiccup Canon!Hiccup and Astrid don't have kids until the BabiesEverAfter epilogue in ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragonTheHiddenWorld''. Here, Astrid finds out she's pregnant before she and Hiccup even meet Drago.]]

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** [[spoiler: canon!Hiccup and Astrid don't have kids until the BabiesEverAfter epilogue in ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragonTheHiddenWorld''. Here, Astrid finds out she's pregnant before she and Hiccup even meet Drago.]]


** When Hiccup tries to claim to Astrid that he has reasoned with unreasonable warmongers before, Astrid points out that he hasn't, implying that they have not faced Alvin, Dagur, Viggo, Ryker or any of the other animated series antagonists between ''Bound'' and ''Ghost''. Him not recognizing Krogar confirms this.


** When Hiccup tries to claim to Astrid that he has reasoned with unreasonable warmongers before, Astrid points out that he hasn't, implying that they have not faced Alvin, Dagur, Viggo, Ryker or any of the other animated series antagonists between ''Bound'' and ''Ghost''.

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** When Hiccup tries to claim to Astrid that he has reasoned with unreasonable warmongers before, Astrid points out that he hasn't, implying that they have not faced Alvin, Dagur, Viggo, Ryker or any of the other animated series antagonists between ''Bound'' and ''Ghost''. Him not recognizing Krogar confirms this.

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* ActuallyIAmHim: Inverted. When Astrid tries to exaggerate Berk's power to Drago and his men, she refers to "the Heir" as an intimidating and impressive hero that Drago should fear, careful not to allude to the fact that Hiccup was actually right next to her.


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* BothSidesHaveAPoint: When Hiccup and Astrid are captured by Drago's men, Astrid points out that Hiccup does not have the experience to reason like him and he had no plan, while Hiccup points out that Astrid had no chance of ever really killing him regardless of whatever opening she thinks she had.


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** When Hiccup tries to claim to Astrid that he has reasoned with unreasonable warmongers before, Astrid points out that he hasn't, implying that they have not faced Alvin, Dagur, Viggo, Ryker or any of the other animated series antagonists between ''Bound'' and ''Ghost''.


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** Even with Hiccup with her, Astrid still gets captured by Drago in an attempt to spy on him.


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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Like in-canon, Astrid's efforts to intimidate Drago by exaggerating Berk's might only forces Drago to prioritize invading Berk sooner than if they had left well-enough alone.


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* SlaveBrand: In the second movie, Eret shows a scar marking him as Drago's subordiant as punishment for a past failure. Here, Astrid and Hiccup ''see him branded'' for bringing them to Drago.


* AluminumChristmasTrees: The pregnancy test Gothi has Astrid take is a classic on birth - peeing in a bag of barley seeds. If they sprout within a few days, that means she's pregnant [[spoiler: as is the case]]. [[ArtisticLicenseHistory While there is no evidence that Vikings practiced this]], this was an actual method of finding out if a woman is with child since the times of 14th century BCE AncientEgypt and was well practiced into the Medieval Period.

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* AluminumChristmasTrees: The pregnancy test Gothi has Astrid take is a classic on birth Berk - peeing in a bag of barley seeds. If they sprout within a few days, that means she's pregnant [[spoiler: as is the case]]. [[ArtisticLicenseHistory While there is no evidence that Vikings practiced this]], this was an actual method of finding out if a woman is with child since the times of 14th century BCE AncientEgypt and was well practiced into the Medieval Period.

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** [[spoiler: Hiccup actually gets to Drago before ever meeting his mother, getting captured by his men with Astrid.]]

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* InSpiteOfANail: Regardless of Hiccup and Astrid's deeper relationship, Berk at the beginning of the fic is basically the same as it was at this time in canon.

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* PoorCommunicationKills: Stoick has every opportunity to explain why he's so scared of Drago to the point of forbidding anyone from leaving, but he feels like it's too painful to say. Whenever Astrid asks anyone else who also knew, they all refused under the grounds of it not being their place to tell her. It is not until Stoick refuses to send any scouting parties for Berk to learn what exactly they are dealing with that [[spoiler: Astrid finally decide to break Hiccup out of his house arrest with the other rider's help and go confront Drago themselves]].


* LawOfInverseFertility: Downplayed. While they want kids someday, Hiccup and Astrid would rather enjoy their time as newly weds first and take precautions. Astrid still winds up pregnant, since their contraception methods are not 100% effective and she had developed a habit of wrapping her legs around him during sex.

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* LawOfInverseFertility: Downplayed. While they want kids someday, Hiccup and Astrid would rather enjoy their time as newly weds first and take precautions. Astrid still winds up pregnant, [[RealityEnsues since their contraception methods are not 100% effective and she had developed a habit of wrapping her legs around him during sex.sex]].


''Ghosts'' is a ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'' fanfic written by [[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/6011907/OmniscientPancake17 OmniscientPancake17]].

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''Ghosts'' is a ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'' fanfic written by [[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/6011907/OmniscientPancake17 OmniscientPancake17]].
OmniscientPancake17]] and is the sequel to ''Fanfic/BoundHowToTrainYourDragon''.


* LawOfInverseFertility: Downplayed. While they tried precautions, Astrid still winds up pregnant, since their contraception methods are not 100% effective and she had developed a habit of wrapping her legs around him.

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* LawOfInverseFertility: Downplayed. While they tried precautions, want kids someday, Hiccup and Astrid would rather enjoy their time as newly weds first and take precautions. Astrid still winds up pregnant, since their contraception methods are not 100% effective and she had developed a habit of wrapping her legs around him.him during sex.

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''Ghosts'' is a ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'' fanfic written by [[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/6011907/OmniscientPancake17 OmniscientPancake17]].

Life on Berk is good; Hiccup and Astrid are married, Vikings and dragons are battle-brothers, and Berk is prospering. But all is not as peaceful as it seems. Darkness gathers on the seas, and when curiosity introduces Berk to a secret war between ghosts from the Haddock family's past, Hiccup and Astrid will have to protect the Berkian way of life from its greatest threat...

This fanfic can be read on Website/FanfictionDotNet [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/13463248/1/Ghosts here]].

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* AluminumChristmasTrees: The pregnancy test Gothi has Astrid take is a classic on birth - peeing in a bag of barley seeds. If they sprout within a few days, that means she's pregnant [[spoiler: as is the case]]. [[ArtisticLicenseHistory While there is no evidence that Vikings practiced this]], this was an actual method of finding out if a woman is with child since the times of 14th century BCE AncientEgypt and was well practiced into the Medieval Period.
* ForWantOfANail: A more significant change in canon occurs when Stoick learns of the return of Drago Bludvist, as here [[spoiler:Stoick stops Hiccup leaving Berk and basically puts him on house arrest to stop him looking for Drago]].
* IWantGrandkids: Since their marriage, almost the entire village is harping on Hiccup and Astrid to have kids to the point of openly questioning whether they're "doing it right". Stoick is the worst with this.
* LawOfInverseFertility: Downplayed. While they tried precautions, Astrid still winds up pregnant, since their contraception methods are not 100% effective and she had developed a habit of wrapping her legs around him.
* WhamEpisode: Astrid realizes she's pregnant in Chapter 4.

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