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An army formed and led by Drago Bludvist. They spend most of their time trapping and enslaving dragons to fuel Drago's war machine and satisfy his lust for conquest.
  • Badass Army: Million Mook March? Check. Dragons as attack dogs? Check. A massive fleet? Check.
  • Dragon Rider: Averted. While they employ dragons as beasts of burden and attack animals, Drago's men never actually ride them into battle. The only one to play this straight is Eret after his Heel–Face Turn.
    • Played straight in the TV series taking place before the second movie.
  • Equal-Opportunity Evil: Drago's army has Vikings, Saxons, Normans, Magyars and even Inuits.
  • Evil Poacher: They self-identify as “dragon trappers” and continued poaching dragons even after Drago’s defeat.
  • Hollywood Tactics: During the battle at the Glacial Sanctuary, Drago’s army demonstrates several instances of this.
    • Their general strategy seems to be “send everyone charging at the mountain”. The problem is they’re doing this against a nest of dragons (ie. creatures that can fly).
    • Also, Drago acts as a Frontline General during the battle, giving orders in the middle of the battlefield.
    • This is mostly justified, as Drago had no intention of defeating the entire nest. He merely wanted to draw the attention of Valka’s Bewilderbeast and force it out into the open.
  • Mook Carryover: Following Drago's defeat, the army is then led by three warlords.
  • Siege Engines: Several are used during the Battle at the Glacial Sanctuary, such as catapults, ballista, cannons, and net/bola launchers.
  • Stealthy Mook: The Inuits. They blend into the snow using their polar bear skin cloaks and ambushed the Dragon Riders when they arrived at Drago’s base.
  • Technologically Advanced Foe: Against the Barbaric Archipelago, the army has a small technological advantage, due to their large war machines. In addition, they appear to be the only faction that has cannons. Also, they are one of the few groups that possess large, three-masted ships (as opposed to the smaller, Viking longships used by most of the archipelago).
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: After their victory at the Glacial Sanctuary, Drago's human army does not appear on Berk for the final battle.
    • Subverted when they reappear in the third film. Word of God says that following Drago's defeat, survivors of his army regrouped under the control of various warlords.
  • You All Look Familiar: Completely averted. Unlike previous human enemies, the Mooks in Drago's army don't share the same character model and look completely different from one another. They don't even appear to have a standard uniform, and instead, the soldiers wear clothing from their native lands.

    Drago Bludvist 

Drago Bludvist
"I alone control the dragons!"
Voiced by: Djimon Hounsou
Hakeem Kae-Kazim (flashback in "The Wings of War, Part 1")

Drago Bludvist, age 50, is the main antagonist of How to Train Your Dragon 2. He's the self-proclaimed "Dragon God", as well as the tyrannical leader of his army. He tries to conquer the world with his enormous army of both humans and dragons. He is feared by all and will destroy those who get in his way.

  • Abusive Parents: According to supplementary materials, Drago had his Alpha dragon since it was young and too small to overpower him, eventually abusing it to the point that it was broken and would follow his every order, in a similar way to a circus animal.
  • Ambiguously Brown: He's not the same race as his voice actor but is visually distinct from Berk's Vikings by his darker skin and dreadlocks. This doesn't extend to his minions, who like the Berk folk are Caucasian, though multiple ethnicities can be seen among his crew.
  • Artificial Limbs: He wears a prosthetic arm from when his original was either cut, torn or bitten off by a dragon.
  • Ax-Crazy: Stoick calls him a madman, and he is right in every sense of the word.
  • Bad Boss: He exercises tyrannical control over his men, and is not the least bit hesitant to execute under performing minions.
  • Badass Cape: Drago has an utterly badass and intimidating-looking black cape covered in dragon scales, making it fireproof.
  • Beard of Evil: Doubles as a Beard of Barbarism, which is a particularly sinister example for the series.
  • The Beastmaster: Controls his Bewilderbeast via vocal commands, who in turn can control other dragons.
  • Berserk Button: Whenever someone claims that there's a dragon tamer of comparable or greater skill.
  • Big Bad: Of How To Train Your Dragon 2.
  • Blood Knight: It is simply impossible to deny that Drago enjoys fighting, in no small part due to his sadism.
  • Chewing the Scenery: He may be a Large Ham, but it's never in the least bit funny.
  • Cloak of Defense: Drago wears a fire-proof cloak made of dragon scales.
  • Cool Boat: Drago’s three-masted flagship, ‘’The Conqueror’’. Aside from being the largest ship in his armada, it’s made up of three hulls connected to each other by walkways, and has a design more akin to galleons from the Age of Sail.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Drago comments to Hiccup of losing his family and village to dragons.
  • Dark Is Evil: Has black hair, ash-grey and red armor, and a personality to match.
  • Despotism Justifies the Means: His goal is to create a world ruled by fear where everyone will worship him as a "Dragon God".
  • The Determinator: Through sheer persistence and force of will, he can cow dragons.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Drago's offer of controlling the dragons was ridiculed by the chieftains for being absurd. How did Drago respond? By unleashing his dragons to burn the chieftains alive in the room. Only Stoick survived.
  • Doomed Hometown: His village was destroyed by dragons when he was a boy.
  • The Dreaded: Stoick fears this guy, and not unjustly so. Bonus points for having dreads.
  • Dreadlock Warrior: Refer to the above image.
  • Establishing Character Moment: His cowing of Hookfang.
    • Alternately, when he says "I will fix your problem, but you will make me your king." When the chieftains say no, he has (almost) all of them burned alive by his dragon slaves.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Averted. He refers to his family as having died at the hands of the dragons years ago, but that's clearly not why he seeks to conquer the world and have all dragons under his command. If he ever did love them, it was long ago.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: As he 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 Hiccup helps Toothless fight off the Alpha's control just by talking to him and when Toothless overrides the Dark Alpha's control to protect Hiccup.
  • Evil Counterpart: Combined with Foil, Drago's a 3-in-1 example not just to Hiccup but to both of his parents as well —
    • To Stoick — Both are strongmen and intelligent and respected leaders, but Stoick is clearly concerned with caring for his people, while Drago is out for domination. They also have similar builds, noteworthy hair, and are excellent fighters.
    • To Hiccup — Both are powerful dragon tamers with Artificial Limbs that lost their families to dragons. But where Hiccup tames dragons with love and compassion, Drago controls them by force. You can see one of the greatest differences in how they approach dragons: Hiccup reaches out his hand for the dragon to touch, while Drago makes the dragon bow so he can grind its head under his heel.
    • To Valka too — both wield staff weapons, seek out dragons for their own purposes, and command the respect of a Bewilderbeast. But while Valka's staff is more of a shepherd's crook, Drago's bullhook is used as a tool of domination; where Valka seeks out dragons to bring them into the Sanctuary, Drago hunts down dragons to grow his army; and while Valka's Alpha seems to treat her as an equal, Drago's Alpha was cowed into submission.
  • Evil Cripple: Drago has a metal arm, replacing the arm he lost in a dragon attack. Appropriate as he's Hiccup's Evil Counterpart.
  • Evil Is Bigger: He towers over the other characters at 6'10".
  • Evil Sounds Deep: It makes him sound even more terrifying.
  • Eyes Are Unbreakable: He has a huge scar across his left eye but the eye itself seems unharmed.
  • Freudian Excuse Is No Excuse: Claims that he wants to create a world where people no longer have to fear dragons. Hiccup calls him out on this as an excuse to simply control everyone. Drago admits it, too.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: He was presumably an ordinary member of his village before it was destroyed, and when he proposed his vision of the future to the Council of Chiefs, they laughed him straight out of the door. Cue the roof burning down with dragon fire and the death of every Chief involved, save Stoick.
  • Good Hair, Evil Hair: He's definitely someone to be dreaded.
  • Good Prosthetic, Evil Prosthetic: Drago lost his arm at a young age seeing his whole village destroyed by dragons. He manages to hide stump with a false arm, and is generally a bastard. This is a stark contrast to Hiccup, who lost his leg defending his village from a monstrous dragon and solidifying peace between vikings and dragons and does little to hide it.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: His scars aren't in the slightest bit like Hiccup's. They're downright intimidating.
  • Good Taming, Evil Taming: Drago Bludvist uses intimidation to frighten individual dragons in a "beat the dog until it stops barking" sort of way and even tortured a Bewilderbeast after it first hatched so that he could have an alpha to mind-control all other dragons. Because he did not earn the loyalty of his dragon army, all of his enslaved dragons turn on him after Toothless overpowers the Bewilderbeast.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: Of Season 5 and 6 of Race To The Edge as one of the Big Bads of the season, Krogan, is one of his hunters.
  • Guttural Growler: His voice is deep and growling.
  • Handicapped Badass: He's an asshole, but it's impossible to deny that he fights well considering his handicap.
  • Hate Sink: He's meant to be despised, and to show that some enemies cannot be reasoned with.
  • 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 isn't any worse personally, as he nearly kills the heroes every time they cross paths.
  • Jerkass: He's an all round Bad Boss, and if people don't readily drop at his feat, he sicks his dragons on them.
  • Kick the Dog:
    • His treatment to his dragons, including his Bewilderbeast.
    • The viking chiefs not submitting to him? He has his dragons kill them.
    • When he first meets Hiccup, Dragon makes a cruel comment, mocking him as the "Dragon Master," the son of Stoick the Vast, and "what shame he [Stoick] must feel."
    • Kick the Son of a Bitch: Ordering Krogan's death comes off as this, in contrast.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Tenfold. His actions push the film into Darker and Edgier territory and he causes at least two major deaths. Not even his Large Ham tendencies spark so much as a giggle out of him (if anything, it just makes him more intimidating).
  • Mirror Character: The Hero Hiccup and Big Bad Drago are both master dragon tamers who grew up fearing dragons, both capable of even taming a Nightfury, and warring over who can influence Toothless is a major part of the final battle.
  • Motive Decay: Implied by his backstory; Drago suffered a dragon attack in his youth and from then on sought to either control or kill every dragon in the world so no one else would suffer. At some point that degenerated into "Raise a dragon army, then conquer the world in my name." Drago himself doesn't deny either interpretation of his motive.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Drago Bludvist.
  • Not-So-Well-Intentioned Extremist: He professes to have raised his dragon army to "liberate the people of this world" from "the tyranny of dragons", but Hiccup notes that his excuse of using dragons to conquer other dragons is Blatant Lies: he's maintaining the reputation of dragons as dangerous monsters purely to keep those who will follow him under his thumb and kill any dissenters. And Drago agrees with Hiccup.
  • Scary Black Man: He has a noticeably darker skin tone than the rest of the vikings (although he's Ambiguously Brown rather than black), and is voiced by Djimon Hounsou, who's regularly typecast as this character.
  • Screaming Warrior: He commands his dragons through inarticulate shouting and staff swings.
  • Shadow Archetype: To Hiccup.
  • The Sociopath: Lacks a moral compass, sees other living beings as tools, will Kick the Dog when he feels like it (showing a lack of impulse control), all thanks to his hometown being destroyed during his childhood. His lack of charm doesn't make him any less this trope; just a low-functioning example.
  • Stupid Evil: While he's mostly smart enough to get away with his sociopathic actions, his Bad Boss tendencies don't work well against him. Eret betrays him for this reason.
  • This Cannot Be!: His reaction to when Hiccup manages to guide Toothless out of the Dark Alpha's control, is one of subdued confusion. He was so sure that Hiccup's bond with Toothless couldn't break the Alpha's command, that he actually let Hiccup try. And when he sees it work, there was no anger or denial, just a stunned "How are you doing that?"
  • Uncertain Doom: At the time of the addition of this trope to this character folder we know that Drago's role had been removed from the script of the third film thus we are left uncertain of the villain's final fate in the second film. He either drowned when his dragon submerged or was somehow able to escape.
  • Villain Ball: The second time Hiccup tries to get through to the brainwashed Toothless, Drago just sits back and lets him try, because he's so confident that there's no way Hiccup's touchy-feely method of trying to befriend dragons could possibly override the power of domination. It isn't until Hiccup actually succeeds that he attempts to intervene, by which point it was already too late. If he'd just had Toothless blast Hiccup the second he came close, things would have turned out quite differently.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: He's last seen atop the Dark Alpha minus his artificial arm, while it takes a barrage of fire from dozens of rallying dragons. Said Dark Alpha then dives underwater in fear. It's never made clear if Drago drowned or is still alive and in control of the Dark Alpha.
    • The filmmakers have confirmed that Drago is going to be central to How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, including much more fleshing-out of his character, so he's definitely alive. However, his return was eventually written out, thus leaving his fate once again unknown.
  • Why Don't You Just Shoot Him?: Zig-zagged. After capturing the Dragon Riders, he initially orders his men to kill them. But after Stormfly’s Big Damn Heroes moment and subsequent capture, he suddenly changes his mind and instead has them Walk the Plank with only five guys to keep watch.
  • You Have Failed Me: To Eret.
    • Also to Krogan after he fails to acquire the Berserker Island Bewilderbeast.


Eret, Son of Eret
"I'm Eret. Son of Eret. Finest dragon trapper alive."
Voiced by: Kit Harington

Eret, introduced as Son of Eret, is a dragon trapper and sells the dragons he traps to Drago Bludvist. He is one of the antagonists and later tritagonists of How to Train Your Dragon 2.

  • The Ace: Despite his time as an Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain, Eret proves to be very capable when he's not having to go one on one against Berk's trained dragons.
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: Has big, black eyebrows.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Implied. Considering he worked with Drago, the same man who scarred him, it's evident that Eret didn't have an easy life.
  • Demoted to Extra: In Hidden World he is mainly there to establish Grimmel as a serious threat and to show that he is now firmly on the side of the Berk, and that's it.
  • The Dragon: To Drago. Initially. It's implied, based on the way Drago's mooks treated him, that he's more of a Mook Lieutenant.
  • Evil Poacher: For the first half.
  • Female Gaze: Whenever working with machines, the camera switches to Ruffnut's perspective to focus on his biceps at work.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Branded by Drago on his chest as a mark for his failure, leaving a painful looking scar.
  • Heel–Face Turn: After a You Have Failed Me from Drago, he saves the Berk group from a similar fate and afterwards stays in Berk to look after Stoick's dragon.
  • Hunk: Ruffnut certainly thinks so.
  • I Am X, Son of Y: He always introduces himself as "Eret, Son Of Eret".
  • I Owe You My Life: Stormfly saves him from death and he ends up feeling this way.
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: Though he initially appears threatening, it quickly becomes obvious that he's hopelessly outmatched by Hiccup's crew and he ends up more and more humiliated with every fight - it's entirely played for laughs, but you still kind of feel for him since if he doesn't catch a break he'll be punished by his Bad Boss. He gets a Redemption Promotion after switching sides, taking out Drago's men with ease and even learning to ride a dragon fairly quickly - though he's still a bit comical.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Started off poaching dragons, but to be fair that was mostly due to Drago's threats. Then, Eret comes to fully change his ways. See the I Owe You My Life and Heel–Face Turn sections.
  • Licked by the Dog: What's the first real indication that Eret isn't such a bad guy? Stormfly likes him.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Shown to a degree in the second and third films, where he takes down human opponents left and right.
  • Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: Drago's Bad Boss tendencies, combined with ordering his death, results in Eret defecting to Hiccup's group.
  • Mr. Fanservice: To Ruffnut, anyways.
  • Only in It for the Money
  • Screams Like a Little Girl: In a deleted scene, when Hiccup attempts to change his mind about dragons, Eret does this after getting launched into the air and unceremoniously dropped back onto his ship by Toothless.
  • Sixth Ranger: To Hiccup's group.
  • Tattooed Crook: Has an interesting tattoo on his chin and poached dragons. Then comes his Heel–Face Turn and he averts this trope.
  • Time to Unlock More True Potential: Eret knows he's a very talented dragon hunter, but being away from Drago's influence allows him to realize he's a dragon trainer, and that being a "hunter" was a partial manifestation of that talent.
  • You Have Failed Me: On the receiving end of it, courtesy of Drago. This is what prompts his Heel–Face Turn.

    Drago's Bewilderbeast 

Drago's Bewilderbeast
"Good thing I brought a challenger!"

Drago's Bewilderbeast, colloquially called the "Dark Alpha" on this page, is... well, Drago's Bewilderbeast. Found as a hatchling by Drago Bludvist, this unfortunate soul was raised for the expressed purpose of being an unstoppable force for Drago's machinations.

  • Abusive Parents: Was raised by Drago.
  • Animal Motif: Has some leonine characteristics, although they're not as noticeable on the Dark Alpha. Just check out his mane. He has some elephantine traits as well, with his tusks and vast size.
  • Ax-Crazy: It's noticeably deranged, acting far more feral and aggressive that the Bewilderbeast in the Dragon Sanctuary.
  • Back for the Finale: Shows up in the third movie as one of the dragons in the hidden world.
  • Being Tortured Makes You Evil: It's evil because it was abused when it was young by Drago.
  • Breath Weapon: In a world filled with fire-breathing dragons, Bewilderbeasts deserve special notice for having ice breath. The Dark Alpha uses it to devastating effect.
  • The Bus Came Back: Both in-universe and out-universe; he's shown to be living in the Hidden World.
  • The Cameo: In the third movie, he's shown to be among the dragons living in the Hidden World.
  • Cool Crown: His spines give the allusion of this.
  • Creepy Blue Eyes: Creepy blue, bloodshot eyes.
  • Dark Is Evil: Downplayed. Black and grey is presumably its natural color, but it eventually descended into madness under Drago's tutelage. It makes a nice contrast with the majestic White Alpha.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: While It's appearance looks Dark, It is less evil than It's master and even made a Heel Face Turn.
  • The Dragon: The enormous Bewilderbeast obeys only Drago and controls the other dragons with his command. It is also literally a dragon.
  • Dragon-in-Chief: Of The Brute variety. It might be subservient to Drago, but it is an integral part of his plans. And if you couldn't guess, this thing is a behemoth.
  • Evil Counterpart: To the White Alpha.
  • Heel–Face Turn: By the third movie, he seems to no longer be under Drago's command and is among the dragons that bow before Toothless in the Hidden World.
  • Hero Killer: Kills the White Alpha, assuming dominance over the Glacial Sanctuary dragons. Also directly responsible for Stoick's death, as he mind-controlled Toothless and forced him to fire the fatal blast.
  • Kaiju: Bewilderbeasts are nothing short of titanic. They're 160 feet tall according to the official website
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: It retreates when it realizes it's outnumbered by the dragons opposing it, and after one of its tusks was blown off.
  • Lantern Jaw of Justice: Inverted - it may have a pronounced chin, but it's by no means benevolent.
  • Lightning Bruiser: A fully-grown Bewilderbeast swims at incredible speeds and can burst from the water to surprising effect.
  • Mind-Control Eyes: Dragons under the Dark Alpha's control display a mix of this and Animal Eyes (despite being animals), with their eyes becoming incredibly narrow like slits. For fans of the series, this should be nothing new, as we've seen dragons have overriding urges in the past. But in How To Train Your Dragon 2, we actually get to see what the dragon's POV, in the form of a a mind-controlled Toothless. It's very similar to Robo Cam... which is brilliant in hindsight, as narrower pupils allows less light to enter the eye, thus darkening and distorting their vision. No wonder Toothless took so long to identify Hiccup.
  • Nigh-Invulnerable: Subverted. While certainly very tough, it clearly feels Toothless' plasma blasts as each gives it pause, and the combined assault of the dragons outright keeps it from attacking despite Drago's frenzied orders. Having its left tusk blasted off by a final huge blast from Toothless should have hurt a lot, and indeed before it flees the Bewilderbeast looks outright frightened of Toothless.
  • 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.
  • Our Dragons Are Different: Bewilderbeasts are unique among dozens of dragon species for having ice breath, tusks and the ability to command other dragons.
  • Uncatty Resemblance: It strongly resembles its master, Drago, with dark, greyish skin like his Ambiguously Brown tone, an arrangement of spines that look like his dreadlocks and facial hair, and a limb-equivalent that it loses in the Final Battle of HTTYD2.
  • Villain: Exit, Stage Left: After Toothless blasts one its tusks if off, it retreats into the ocean.
  • Walking Spoiler: Its appearance is a major turning point in the plot.
  • Worm Sign: The rare aquatic variation. In Drago's glacial staging area, a pocket of bubbles can be seen in front of Drago's warship. This was noticed by Astrid's team when they infiltrated the hideout, with Fishlegs even identifying the bubbles as an indicator for a large, aquatic dragon.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: According to the website, it was raised in an abusive environment until it eventually snapped.


Voiced by: Hakeem Kae-Kazim

A representative of Drago Bludvist to Viggo's dragon hunters, seeking to purchase dragons to increase the size of Drago's army.

  • Ambiguously Brown: Krogan has dark, olive toned skin and textured hair.
  • Ascended Extra: Krogan had two appearances in season 6, but became a main antagonist in season 7.
  • An Axe to Grind: His primary weapon.
  • Badass Cape: He wears a cape and is an extremely competent warrior.
  • Bad Boss: He has no qualms about killing his underlings for failure, killing them because they spoke out against him, killing them because they're not as efficient as other minions, or killing them simply because it's the most expedient way to get a job done. His propensity for this disgusts even Viggo, who isn't a particularly good boss himself.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: Forms one with Viggo Grimborn and later Johann.
  • Bounty Hunter: In his second appearance he's trying to claim the bounty on Hiccup's head.
  • Call-Forward: Several.
    • His insignia shows that he's working for Drago Bludvist, and first shows up in season 5 of "Race to the Edge," well before Hiccup would learn of his boss in the second movie.
    • He knows when the Bewilderbeast is going to use its breath weapon, which makes sense since his boss has one and he's seen it used before.
    • His Ambiguously Brown skin fits in with Drago's forces, which are far more ethnically diverse than the inhabitants of the Archipelago.
  • Chain Pain: He uses a chain to ensnare foes.
  • Contrasting Sequel Antagonist: As a villain, Krogan is a warrior who obsesses over skill in battle, preferring to attack with overwhelming physical force - in contrast to Viggo who prefers mental games and master plans. This becomes especially noticeable when they team up.
  • Death by Irony: Krogan is prone to killing his own soldiers out of a socially darwinistic punishment for failure, weakness and insubordination, only to be killed himself by Drago for that very same reason.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: Downplayed example. By the time he becomes part of the Big Bad Duumvirate in "Race to the Edge", most of the audience already knows he works for Drago.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Made an appearance in the Season 5 episode "Last Auction Heroes" with his hood covering most of his face.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He may be a member of Drago's army and a merciless bounty hunter, but he will turn on anyone that refuses to pay him.
  • Evil Brit: Has a vaguely British accent and is a ruthless villain.
  • Faux Affably Evil: When one of the dragon-hunters complain about Krogan's methods of retrieving dragons, Krogan asks why he objects. He gives the hunter the option to leave if he wants, and when he chooses to do so, Krogan lets him leave. When he waves goodbye to them, Krogan strikes him down with his axe and tells the others that they will meet the same fate if they leave.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: He has a thin scar under his right eye.
  • Good Taming, Evil Taming: Krogan establishes an "Anti-Dragon Rider" team in the form of his flyers, capturing Singetails, wrestling them into submission, using dragon-proof chains as harnesses and riding crops to make them fire. Because of their methods however, they and their dragons lack any real bond or loyalty with each other which the Riders have exploited more than once.
  • In the Hood: Part of his apparel.
  • Karmic Death: In a sense. One of the defining things we see of Krogan as an antagonist is that he's mercilessly abusive and even outright murderous to his underlings for the smallest of failures (see Bad Boss above). When he's finally defeated he's thrown in front of his boss Drago Bludvist, begging and pleading, and is met with the same cruelty he showed others.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: He's quite the badass, but retreats when faced with a pack of hostile dragons.
  • One-Man Army: He singlehandedly took down a crowd of Dragon Hunters.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: In contrast to The Chess Master Viggo, who plans many steps ahead and uses strategy and psychology to outwit and predict his opponents moves, Krogan simply prefers to use the direct approach. This does not mean that he is an idiot of course, using abusive methods to beat a herd of Singetails (one of the few dragon breeds that Hiccup and his riders have yet to outwit) into compliance and create his own "Anti-Dragon Rider" group and successfully drives away the riders twice. This dichotomy is best displayed when Krogan admits that he has neither the patience, nor the interest in Maces and Talons.
  • The Social Darwinist: Routinely kills his underlings if they prove to be weaker than the rest, to keep his force perfectly honed.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Not above killing a woman.
  • You Have Failed Me: He meets his end after failing to get the King of Dragons for Drago, who makes a throat-slitting gesture to his henchmen which is as explicit as the show was probably allowed to get.

    Dragon Flyers 
Members of Drago’s army that Krogan recruits to aid him in his quest to find the King of Dragons.
  • Dragon Rider: They are the only members of Drago’s army (bar Drago and Krogan) shown to actually ride dragons into battle.
  • Elite Mooks: Aside from being able to ride Singetails (which already makes them a step up from the usual enemies the Riders face), they are also warriors personally selected by Krogan.
  • Good Taming, Evil Taming: They use the same method Krogan uses for taming dragons.
  • Mook Lieutenant: Several of them are shown commanding the Mooks in the Dragon Hunters.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: It’s unclear what became of them after Krogan’s defeat, as they weren’t seen among Drago’s forces during the battle at the Glacial Sanctuary in the second movie. However, given that Drago killed Krogan for failing him, it’s not a stretch to imagine that Drago extended Krogan's punishment to them as well.


In General

A group of warlords that take over what's left of Drago's army in the third movie.

  • All There in the Script: Ragnar is the only one named onscreen.
  • Big Bad Triumvirate: They all collectively share control of Drago's army.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: They are conquerors with the goal of taking over the world. But without Drago's leadership, they are unable to make any progress on this goal. They have to resort to hiring Grimmel, who is shown to be leagues more competent and dangerous than any of them are. When Grimmel reneges on their deal and tries to kill Toothless (thereby taking away their only method of controlling Berk’s dragons), all they can do is watch.
  • Dragon Ascendant: They were originally part of Drago's army before taking over following the latter's defeat.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: They spend most of their time putting dragons into cages. During the final battle, they end up getting locked inside one of the very cages they used to imprison dragons.
  • Take Over the World: Their goal is to follow in Drago's footsteps and enslave an army of dragons to conquer the world.

Ragnar the Rock

Voiced by: Ólafur Darri Ólafsson
One of the warlords ruling over Drago's army in the third movie.
  • Dumb Muscle: He’s clearly not the brightest bulb of the bunch, being unable to figure out which direction the Berkians fled despite Grimmel literally spelling it out for him. Despite this, he’s able to overpower Gobber in a fight.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: It is implied that he is the one who contacted Grimmel for help. Ragnar expects Grimmel, who adamantly identifies as a dragon killer who strives to have the Night Furies completely wiped out, to simply capture Toothless and bring him to them, not once considering the possibility that Grimmel would double-cross them. He does.
  • Manchild: Despite being a conqueror he is shown to be the most childish of the warlords, including playing with one of the model ships on the armada's map.
  • Punny Name: His name is clearly a reference to Ragnarök from Norse Mythology.
  • Villainous Friendship: Has a very one-sided version of this with Grimmel, constantly referring to the latter as "old friend", despite the feeling clearly not being mutual.

Chaghatai Khan
Voiced by: James Sie

One of the warlords ruling over Drago's army in the third movie.

  • Deadpan Snarker: Shows hints of this through his sarcastic comments towards Grimmel, Ragnar and later Gobber.
  • Dual Wielding: During the final battle, he wields two swords against the Dragon Riders.
  • Named After Somebody Famous: His name is clearly a reference to Chagatai Khan, the second son of Genghis Khan.
  • Only Sane Man: Of the three Warlords he is the most vocal in his disapproval of Grimmel's prolonged methods in hunting Toothless. He is also shown reprimanding Ragnar when the latter starts playing with the ships on their map.
  • Token Minority: He’s the only distinctly Asian character seen among the warlords, and the franchise as a whole.
  • A Villain Named Khan: His last name is Khan and he is a warlord seeking to enslave all of Berk's dragons.

Griselda the Grevious
Voiced by: Julia Emelin

One of the warlords ruling over Drago's army in the third movie.

  • Flat Character: Of the three Warlords, she has the least amount of dialogue and mostly stands silently in the background while Ragnar and Khan speak. One could not be blamed for not noticing her at all.
  • Iron Lady: She is the most serious and stubborn of the three warlords.
  • The Smurfette Principle: She's the only female member of Drago's army seen so far.

    Ivar the Witless 

Ivar the Witless
"Ooh, I know a demon when I see one! No human legs are that skinny!"
Voiced by: David Tennant

A dragon trapper who works for the Warlords.

  • The Guards Must Be Crazy: Mistook Hiccup and the other Dragon Riders as demons when he sees that they are all wearing fireproof armor.
  • Would Hurt a Child: He intends to bring harm to the baby Gronckle Fishmeat during the final battle before the very angry Crimson Goregutter sends him packing.


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