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* ShipSinking: Appears to apply to [[spoiler:Hiccup and Astrid's relationship as Hiccup initially can't forgive her for participating in the lie, but Astrid's genuine regret in the aftermath helps Hiccup recognise that his feelings for her are too deep for him to just cut her out of his life]].

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* ShipSinking: Appears to apply to [[spoiler:Hiccup [[spoiler: Astrid and Astrid's Hiccup's relationship as Hiccup initially can't cannot forgive her for participating in the lie, but Astrid's genuine regret in the aftermath helps Hiccup recognise that his feelings for her are too deep for him to just cut her out of his life]].


* EnforcedMethodActing: InUniverse. Stoick left Hiccup out of their plan because he wanted to sell it that Hiccup's reputation has not changed since the Meathead's last visit. Unfortunately, this [[GoneHorriblyWrong backfires badly]], as everyone overcompensates to the point where [[spoiler: Hiccup [[DrivenToSuicide nearly kills himself]].]]



* MethodActing: InUniverse. Stoick left Hiccup out of their plan because he wanted to sell it that Hiccup's reputation has not changed since the Meathead's last visit. Unfortunately, this [[GoneHorriblyWrong backfires badly]], as everyone overcompensates to the point where [[spoiler: Hiccup is driven to an attempted suicide]].


* DespairEventHorizon: As bad as things got, Hiccup was only able to keep himself together with Toothless not abandoning him. It wasn't until Stoick and the others tried taking him away and giving him to Snotlout do things [[GoneHorriblyWrong Go Horribly Wrong]] and [[spoiler: Hiccup attempts [[DrivenToSuicide suicide]] by slitting his wrists]].

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* BothSidesHaveAPoint: Comes up for both Berk's original plan to make Hiccup appear useless and Hiccup's treatment of Berk afterwards;
** While Stoick had a valid point that Hiccup is a bad liar and they were essentially right to try and protect him, Hiccup felt that they should have had more faith in him rather than leave him emotionally shattered.
** After Hiccup learns the truth, while he is right that Berk can't expect him to just forgive them for hurting him like that, Heather makes the valid point that he should have just told some of his old friends and Stoick how they could earn his forgiveness rather than just keep hating them for it.
* DespairEventHorizon: As bad as things got, Hiccup was only able to keep himself together with Toothless not abandoning him. It wasn't until Stoick and the others tried taking him away and giving him to Snotlout do things [[GoneHorriblyWrong Go Horribly Wrong]] go horribly wrong]] and [[spoiler: Hiccup attempts [[DrivenToSuicide suicide]] by slitting his wrists]].




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* ShipSinking: Appears to apply to [[spoiler:Hiccup and Astrid's relationship as Hiccup initially can't forgive her for participating in the lie, but Astrid's genuine regret in the aftermath helps Hiccup recognise that his feelings for her are too deep for him to just cut her out of his life]].


* DespairEventHorizon: As bad as things got, Hiccup was only able to keep himself together with Toothless not abandoning him. It wasn't until Stoick and the others tried taking him away and giving him to Snotlout do things [[GoneHorriblyWrong Go Horribly Wrong]] and [[spoiler:Hiccup attempts [[DrivenToSuicide suicide]] by slitting his wrists]].

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* DespairEventHorizon: As bad as things got, Hiccup was only able to keep himself together with Toothless not abandoning him. It wasn't until Stoick and the others tried taking him away and giving him to Snotlout do things [[GoneHorriblyWrong Go Horribly Wrong]] and [[spoiler:Hiccup [[spoiler: Hiccup attempts [[DrivenToSuicide suicide]] by slitting his wrists]].



* HonestyIsTheBestPolicy: When the Hooligan Tribe's idea of pretending that Snotlout was the hero of Berk goes horribly wrong, Hiccup come up with the idea of being honest with Chief Mogadon instead. He cites the consequences of him keeping Toothless a secret from Stoick and them collectively keeping their dragons a secret from Dagur as proof that keeping secrets will only make things first. Not only that, but by showing that ''everyone'' knows how to tame dragons on Berk, it would lower Hiccup's "value" and thus make it less likely that he will "collect" him. He was right.

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* HonestyIsTheBestPolicy: When the Hooligan Tribe's idea of pretending that Snotlout was the hero of Berk goes horribly wrong, Hiccup come comes up with the idea of being honest with Chief Mogadon instead. He cites the consequences of him keeping Toothless a secret from Stoick and them collectively keeping their dragons a secret from Dagur as proof that keeping secrets will only make things first. worse. Not only that, but by showing that ''everyone'' knows how to tame dragons on Berk, it would lower Hiccup's "value" and thus make it less likely that he Mogadon will "collect" him. He was right.



* MethodActing: InUniverse. Stoick left Hiccup out of their plan because he wanted to sell it that Hiccup's reputation has not changed since the Meathead's last visit. Unfortunately, this [[GoneHorriblyWrong backfires badly]].

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* MethodActing: InUniverse. Stoick left Hiccup out of their plan because he wanted to sell it that Hiccup's reputation has not changed since the Meathead's last visit. Unfortunately, this [[GoneHorriblyWrong backfires badly]].
badly]], as everyone overcompensates to the point where [[spoiler: Hiccup is driven to an attempted suicide]].


* HonestyIsTheBestPolicy: When the Hooligan Tribe's idea of pretending the Snotlout was the hero of Berk goes horribly wrong, Hiccup come up with the idea of being honest with Chief Mogadon instead. He cites the consequences of him keeping Toothless a secret from Stoick and them collectively keeping their dragons a secret from Dagur as proof that keeping secrets will only make things first. Not only that, but by showing that ''everyone'' knows how to tame dragons on Berk, it would lower Hiccup's "value" and thus make it less likely that he will "collect" him. He was right.

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* HonestyIsTheBestPolicy: When the Hooligan Tribe's idea of pretending the that Snotlout was the hero of Berk goes horribly wrong, Hiccup come up with the idea of being honest with Chief Mogadon instead. He cites the consequences of him keeping Toothless a secret from Stoick and them collectively keeping their dragons a secret from Dagur as proof that keeping secrets will only make things first. Not only that, but by showing that ''everyone'' knows how to tame dragons on Berk, it would lower Hiccup's "value" and thus make it less likely that he will "collect" him. He was right.


* DespairEventHorizon: As bad as things got, Hiccup was only able to keep himself together with Toothless not abandoning him. It wasn't until Stoick and the others tried taking him away and giving him to Snotlout do things [[GoneHorriblyWrong Go Horribly Wrong]] and [[spoiler:Hiccup attempts suicide by slitting his wrists]].

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* DespairEventHorizon: As bad as things got, Hiccup was only able to keep himself together with Toothless not abandoning him. It wasn't until Stoick and the others tried taking him away and giving him to Snotlout do things [[GoneHorriblyWrong Go Horribly Wrong]] and [[spoiler:Hiccup attempts suicide [[DrivenToSuicide suicide]] by slitting his wrists]].

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''Hiccup the Useless'' is a ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'' fanfic written by [[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/2610877/HorrorFan6 HorrorFan6]].

In an attempt to protect his son, Stoick concocts a plan that winds up hurting Hiccup worse than the young Viking would have ever imagined possible. His wounds are so great that he tries to end his life, but recovering from a suicide attempt is only half of Hiccup's battle. Now he has to learn to trust his family and friends again.

This fanfic can be read on Website/FanfictionDotNet [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11057511/1/Hiccup-the-Useless here]].

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* DespairEventHorizon: As bad as things got, Hiccup was only able to keep himself together with Toothless not abandoning him. It wasn't until Stoick and the others tried taking him away and giving him to Snotlout do things [[GoneHorriblyWrong Go Horribly Wrong]] and [[spoiler:Hiccup attempts suicide by slitting his wrists]].
* FakeUltimateHero: Stoick tries to paint Snotlout as the hero of Berk and slayer of the Red Death as a RedHerring for Chief Mogadon.
* ForgivenButNotForgotten: After the truth was explained to Hiccup after he [[spoiler:tried to kill himself]], Hiccup decides to stay on Berk and continue as normal for the sake of his people, though it is very clear that things aren't the same. He keeps to himself and decides that he and Astrid need to "take a break", having a very brief thing with Heather as she visits because she was uninvolved in their plot. Conversely, the Hooligans over-compensate in their attempts to make him feel wanted.
* HonestyIsTheBestPolicy: When the Hooligan Tribe's idea of pretending the Snotlout was the hero of Berk goes horribly wrong, Hiccup come up with the idea of being honest with Chief Mogadon instead. He cites the consequences of him keeping Toothless a secret from Stoick and them collectively keeping their dragons a secret from Dagur as proof that keeping secrets will only make things first. Not only that, but by showing that ''everyone'' knows how to tame dragons on Berk, it would lower Hiccup's "value" and thus make it less likely that he will "collect" him. He was right.
* InformationWantsToBeFree: On top of being completely honest with Chief Mogadon, Hiccup thinks that he could be trusted with the secrets of dragon taming as a means of solidifying their treaty. While Stoick is against this, citing the kind of danger having more than one Viking tribe with this secret, Hiccup argues that pretty much everybody knows about them at this point and that it would be better if they taught him how to properly do it rather than him trying to beat them into submission like the Outcasts and Berserkers.
* LivingDollCollector: The reason why Stoick tried to paint Snotlout as the Hero of Berk was because Mogadon has a reputation for "collecting" things of his interest and he was worried that he would try to capture and enslave Hiccup, setting up Snotlout as a decoy.
* MethodActing: InUniverse. Stoick left Hiccup out of their plan because he wanted to sell it that Hiccup's reputation has not changed since the Meathead's last visit. Unfortunately, this [[GoneHorriblyWrong backfires badly]].

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