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Living on the island of Berk, the Hooligan Tribe has undergone great social change in recent years. Whereas once they fought a long, bloody war with the dragons, now they have made peace with them.
  • Badass Army: Subdued compared to other examples in the franchise, but with dragons they manage to defeat threats they greatly feared. Even without dragons, however, they can hold their own.
  • Dragon Rider: The first of the Viking tribes to perform this thanks to Hiccup.
  • Depending on the Writer: The series incarnation of the Twins and Snotlout has Hidden Depths out the wazoo for each of them and Character Development for Snot in particular, with a lot of They Really Do Love Each Other moments, both with each other and with their friends. In the movies? They're one-dimensional morons with a perpetual nasty streak who exist purely for comedic relief.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Even Vikings know Gobber can get too smelly.
  • Good Taming, Evil Taming: Thanks to Hiccup's teachings, the Hooligan Tribe embodies the "good" type of taming, learning to live alongside dragon-kind instead of fighting or enslaving them.
  • Had To Be Sharp: Elements of this due to the constant dragon attacks they had to face.
  • Horny Vikings: Many helmets have horns, and they're all nearly identical to the dragon's horns, which makes the trope justified — they're trophies.
  • Kid Hero: Astrid, Snotlout, the Twins and Fishlegs were teens (14-15) during the first movie, Riders of Berk, and Defeders of Berk. And they spend time during the first movie trying to kill dragons they initially thought were evil before helping Hiccup rescue the adults from the Red Death. Then, they spend the next two season fighting off any problems that come to Berk.
  • Kid Hero All Grown-Up: All of them are adults by the second movie.
  • Powder Keg Crowd: The people of Berk seem to be very mercurial in public opinion, especially when it comes to the topic of dragons. They spent countless generations devoting themselves to killing dragons, even to the point of labeling nearly every dragon in their manual as "extremely dangerous. Kill on sight." Then, after Hiccup and Toothless kill the Red Death, they are all more than willing to allow dragons into their homes with open arms to the point of losing their holiday spirit when they all leave shortly before Snoggletog. Later, Mildew, who has been established to be the most disliked member of the tribe, was able to rile them into a frenzy against dragons several times should anything remotely bad happen, only for Hiccup and the group to win them over almost just as easily.
  • Predator Turned Protector: The Hooligan Tribe had a long history of killing dragons deeming them as "dangerous". It wasn't until Hiccup showed his tribe that they weren't the monsters they thought, the tribe's attitude changed. Now, they are loving and protective of their dragon companions.
  • Proud Warrior Race Guys:
    • Downplayed. They play many of the tropes straight, but are generally peaceful when not attacked. The warriorness is to due all the dragons they had to fight all the time.
    • Dawn of the Dragon Racers has Stoick state that they have to have some enemy to fight against, whether it be Dagur, Alvin, or the Regatta boat race. If they don't have it, they'll fight each other (which is exemplified with two vikings behind Stoick slapping each other with fish).
  • A Real Man Is a Killer: Prior to Hiccup's reforms, how well you could slay a dragon was the chief merit a Viking was judged by.
  • Shaming the Mob: When Hiccup proved to the village that Toothless was not the reason why lightning struck the village, the villagers all showered them with treats and gifts, hoping there's no hard feelings.
    Hiccup: No matter how much things change around here Vikings are still Vikings. They're not afraid to admit when they're wrong. And when they do, watch out! Cause you'll be up to your ears in pie and smoked fish.
  • Simpleminded Wisdom: Stoick explains that when vikings don't agree on something, they usually settle it three different ways. Option 1, give them both axes and let them fight it out. Option 2, give them both maces and let them fight it out. Option 3, trick them into working together. Given that Astrid recognized Hiccup's ploy as the third, it can be safely assumed that all Hooligans teach their children this lesson.

    Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III 
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Hiccup in How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.
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Voiced by: Jay Baruchel (film and TV series)

Hiccup is the main character of the How to Train Your Dragon book and film series. His full name is Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third, the Hope and Heir to the Tribe of the Hairy Hooligans. He is the son of the chief, Stoick the Vast, thus making him heir to the tribe, and later the current chief of the tribe. He is 15 years old in the first film, 20-years-old in How to Train Your Dragon 2, and 21 years old in How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. His dragon, Toothless, is a Night Fury, the rarest and most intelligent of the dragon species in the film franchise.


See this page for tropes regarding Hiccup.

    Stoick the Vast 
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Stoick in How to Train Your Dragon 2.
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Voiced by: Gerard Butler (film)/Nolan North (TV series)

Stoick the Vast is Hiccup's father and was the short-tempered chief of the Hairy Hooligan tribe. He hoped his son will mature and become strong enough to be chief himself one day, but feared that he was not suited to the Viking life. Stoick had a large horned helmet (supposedly one half of his wife's breastplate in the film) and is a friend to Gobber the Belch. Stoick the Vast is also the creator of The Viking Song. In the film, he is voiced by Gerard Butler. He was also the deueragonist (behind Toothless), of the first movie and and the tritagonist of the second movie.


  • Abusive Parents: Downplayed. While he's nowhere near Spietlout's level and has shown to be a genuinely good father, Stoick was like this in the first movie — Openly being ashamed of Hiccup's scrawny nature, belittled his son's Gadgeteer Genius nature, and at one point, "advising" Hiccup to be like everyone else and not "this" while gesturing to his son's body.
  • Action Dad: He never shies away from a fight against dragons. In the opening scenes of the movie, he takes on a Monstrous Nightmare alone. With his bare hands. And sends it running away.
  • Adaptational Intelligence: Stoick's personality is different between the books and the movies. While in the books he is an unintelligent raider, in the movies and series he is shown as a wise and capable leader who's main priority is protecting his people (in the movies) and keeping the peace on Berk (the series).
  • Adults Are Useless: In the TV series, he almost never believes his son, although he should have lots of reasons to do so! Averted as the series goes on and Hiccup continues to prove himself, to the extent that Stoick at one point entrusts Berk's entire gold reserve to him.
  • Age-Gap Romance: There is a ten year difference between him and Valka.
  • Amazon Chaser: A tie-in comic reveals that Stoick first noticed Valka when they were fighting off the Berserker Tribe, complimenting on her uppercut.
  • The Atoner: Shows signs of this in the series over his previous attitude towards dragons, especially after getting Thornado. Note, he says the below line while tending to Thornado after the dragon has been poisoned by Mildew.
    "I spent my whole life trying to kill them, now look at me."
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: The Chief of Berk knows no equal in battle or tactics.
  • Badass Beard: Easily trumps all the many other beards in the movie.
  • Badass Boast: "Takes more than a little fire to kill me!" When taking on Drago Bludvist, who had thought he'd burned Stoick to death years past.
  • Badass Cape: He wears a large fur cloak.
  • Badass in Distress: At the end of "Out Cast Part 1" by Dagur.
  • Battle Couple: With Valka. They fight together against Drago's army in the movie, and the comics reveal that Stoick first took notice of her while they were fighting off the Berserker Tribe.
  • Beard of Barbarism: It is braided.
  • Benevolent Boss: He cares for the rest of his tribe to the point when facing the Red Death he was prepared to divert its attention on his own so the men he brought with him could make an escape.
  • Berserk Button:
    • He reacts badly to people who mock those he does respect. Dagur almost finds this out violently three times in the span of a day.
    • On a less extreme angle, he gets somewhat irritated when somebody makes a remark about his weight. Or interprets a statement as one about his weight.
    • On a more serious note, Alvin is this. All we know is that the events surrounding Alvin's banishment is not something he wants brought up and gets angry quickly, which Hiccup found out when he tried questioning him about it.
    • He does not like anyone messing with his axe.
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: Something else that Hiccup inherited.
  • Birds of a Feather:
    • He and his first dragon, Thornado, are quite stubborn. This is something Hiccup is quick to comment on.
    • During the first season of "Race to the Edge", he bonds with a Rumblehorn dragon, Skullcrusher, pointing out that Skullcrusher was not attacking Dragon's Edge but warning it of an oncoming tsunami. Stoick sees himself and Skullcrusher as fighters and protectors.
  • Bruiser with a Soft Center: Stoick is a big, intimidating Viking Chief with borderline super strength. He also cares deeply for his people, is protective of Hiccup, and still madly in love with his wife.
  • The Chains of Commanding: He discusses this with Hiccup in "Cast Out Part 1" in regards to how he cannot exactly be someone's leader and friend.
  • Character Development: Stoick's personality has developed significantly since the first movie.
    • He is at first still uncomfortable with the dragons, and in "In Dragons We Trust" he actually banishes them from the island. He starts the series out determined to do things the Viking way. Stoick's idea of dragons changes dramatically after he trains one of his own. At first he was still willing to order a dragon to be killed just because it was on a rampage. Now that he has trained Thornado, all that has changed. He quickly rushes to Toothless' aid even when the whole village disagrees with him, he's extremely attached to his own dragon, he stands up for the dragons in a new found strength, he has grown to the point of trusting them as much as he trusts his people, and he was willing to risk war with Dagur the Deranged for the sake of the dragons on Berk, preparing to attack Dagur to stop him killing Barf and Belch.
    • In the first movie, Stoick wasn't shy about hiding how disappointed he was in Hiccup for not fitting the Viking standard and for never listening to him. By the end, Stoick states how proud he is of Hiccup for his heroic actions that saved Berk. The TV series shows that he can still be fairly callous to his son, often ignoring the latter or not taking him seriously. As the series progressed, Stoick's trust in his son grows and is more willing to listen to Hiccup's advice. And by the second film, Stoick is practically shouting on how much pride he has in Hiccup.
  • The Cobbler's Children Have No Shoes: In Riders of Berk, Stoick rises before dawn to sort out other people's problems (from marital disputes to yak-tipping) until sunset, which implies that he had less time to spare for his own son. The second film has a more explicit scene involving this.
  • Collector of the Strange: In "We Are Family Part 1", it's revealed that he enjoys woodcarving as a hobby. He was carving a duck when Astrid came to the house early in the morning.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: Implied. In "Viking For Hire", he reveals he first met Gobber after the latter flirted with Valka, which apparently made Stoick give an aggressive hold on his future friend.
  • Crusading Widower: Subverted. Valka was abducted by a dragon (Cloudjmper) when their son was an infant, making him assume that she was killed by the dragons he would continue to fight, and eventually, make peace with. However, it turns out she was alive.
  • Dad the Veteran: He, like other adults, has spent his life in the war against the dragons before his son ended it.
  • Death by Adaptation: Stoick is alive and well in the book series, but dies in the second movie.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: In contrast to Hiccup, this is his approach to dragon-bonding. He ends up meeting his son halfway.
  • Disappointed in You: Stoick wasn't shy about his disapproval of his son, something that even Hiccup is aware of. And when Hiccup was doing well in his dragon classes, Stoick insensitively revealed that he honestly thought his son was "the worst Viking in history". Thankfully, he got better.
  • Doomed by Canon: Becomes this with the release of "Race to The Edge" because of his death in the second movie.
  • Fiery Redhead: Downplayed. Has bright, red hair along with quite a temper. However, he does know when to be level-headed.
  • Forgotten Aesop: Many, many times in the course of the TV series, most of them having to do with trusting Hiccup and the dragons.
  • Freudian Trio: With his son, Hiccup and wife, Valka. He is the Ego to his son's Superego and wife's Id, as Stoick can be Hot-Blooded but also level-headed.
  • Genius Bruiser: Not quite on Hiccup's level, but he is a lot more intelligent than his stubborn behavior lets on.
  • Good Is Not Nice: He's man dedicated to protecting his people, but is also incredibly stubborn and often lets his anger get the better of him.
  • The Good King: He genuinely cares about his village and seeks to keep them safe and well. If he has to make a choice between personal and his duty as chief, the latter comes first.
    "Look at that... All my people are safe. It's a good feeling."
  • Good Parents: Downplayed. While Stoick does give Hiccup genuinely sound advice, reprimands him for being reckless, and is extremely protective over him, he does have a certain amount of flaws that tend to show and the first movie showed that Stoick could at time be unintentionally emotionally abusive.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Takes a lethal blast for Hiccup, from a brainwashed Toothless in the second movie.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Gobber — Despite being near polar opposites, the two are each other's best friend and brothers in battle.
  • He Who Fights Monsters: His drive to protect his home from dragons led him to invade the dragon's home to kill them. He eventually turns around.
  • Huge Rider, Tiny Mount:
    • Before looking for his own dragon, he "borrows" Toothless from Hiccup and looks very awkward riding such a small dragon, and Toothless is dead tired after flying him around.
    • Averts this when riding Thornado, and later Skullcrusher.
  • Hypocrite: He wanted Hiccup to be a successful Viking and future chief but at the same time he was the one who sheltered him the most from the world and any sort of experience that would have been helpful, not allowing him to even join the fire brigade when they were still fighting dragons. He also claimed that it was his personality that he disliked (although to a certain degree that was true) and not his lack of muscle and fighting skills, but later, when Hiccup was doing exceedingly well in Dragon Training, he was overjoyed that his son wasn't, in his words, the worst Viking Berk had ever seen, and that the years while he was were very rough and that they finally had something to talk about when Hiccup seemingly had incredible dragon fighting skill.
  • I Have No Son!: In the first movie, he says, "You're not my son" after Hiccup publicly refuses to kill a dragon, and is revealed to have been working with Toothless. During the final battle, he realizes his mistake and he tells Hiccup "I'm proud to call you my son."
  • I Need a Freaking Drink: Shown when he comes home stressed in "Viking for Hire" and Hiccup quickly gets him a drink from a tankard.
  • Innocently Insensitive: It was shown throughout the film and series that Stoick very likely has low emotional intelligence, as he could be blunt to the point it's hurtful to the one he's speaking to without intending to be, like Hiccup. As it's already mentioned he could be very unperceptive of other people's emotions with the victim mostly being his son as he didn't notice his discomfort and sadness when he talked to him in the forge before the dragon training finals, when he made Bucket draw him much more muscular than he really is and when Mulch said that the muscular image of Hiccup is how a real chief's son should look like and Stoick enthusiastically agreed while Hiccup was still there and listening.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Blunt and insensitive, but Stoick is a wise man with good inputs.
    • "Viking for Hire" has Stoic advise Hiccup to fire Gobber from the Dragon Academy. Harsh? Yes. But, Stoick explains that if Gobber's actions are putting the Academy in danger, Hiccup needs to fire him, because he must do what's best for the Academy first.
    • In "Cast Out Part 1", he wisely tells Hiccup that he can't be Snotlout's friend and leader at the same time, saying he'll have to make decisions that are best for Berk (or in Hiccup's case, what's best for the Dragon Academy), and will have to discipline Snotlout when appropriate.
    • He laughs (along with Gobber) about Hiccup's idea on using Berk's gold to use in a scheme in "Last Auction Heroes", but then gets serious, stating that the gold is Berk's main way of income and their home will most likely suffer without it.
    • In "Wings of War Part 1", Stoick may have been willing to kill the enslaved Singetails, but he did make a valid point why — The dragons are dangerously powerful and are controlled by dangerous people, so taking them both out is the best option.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: In general, Stoick is a no-nonsense chief who makes decisions that may seem harsh, but he's only doing what's best for his people.
  • Jock Dad, Nerd Son: He's always wished that his son had more beef on his arms but he comes to respect the "nerd" aspect of it as it helps him become a better chief.
  • The Kirk: See Freudian Trio.
  • Knight Templar Parent: Downplayed. At the start of Defenders, he tried to enact a flight ban because his son was captured and imprisoned by the Outcasts last season. It doesn't stick.
  • Large and in Charge: Note his sobriquet; Stoick the Vast. He's the biggest and broadest viking (400 pounds according to Hiccup, though that may have been exaggerating), and his beard is the biggest, too. Being as large as he is, this leads to a particular funny moment.
    Hiccup: But there are two of you.
    Stoick: Is that another crack about my weight?
  • The Leader: Type levelheaded. He gives the dragons the benefit of the doubt, but if they become a threat to his people he has to deal with it.
  • Like Father, Unlike Son: Stoick is a big bearded man who is every bit a typical Viking warrior whose main defining feature is his strength; his son, Hiccup, is a scrawny weak kid who is more of a Gadgeteer Genius than a fighter.
  • Made of Iron:
    • The man takes the sharp end of an ANCHOR to the face in his fight with Alvin the Treacherous, shrugs it off, and afterwards there's not a single scratch on him!
    • Then in "Live and Let Fly", he catches a rock launched from an Outcast catapult and throws it back at the ship.
    • This is no longer the case in How to Train Your Dragon 2.
  • Meaningful Name: As his name suggests, he is a man of few words.
  • Mouthing the Profanity: Mouths "what the hell" in the first movie after seeing Hiccup and the others ride in on dragons to save the day.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: He immediately regrets the above-mentioned I Have No Son! moment, and his guilt only gets worse when he realizes Hiccup was right about the Red Death's ambush.
  • Not So Stoic: Stoick can get easily riled up if the situation calls for it.
  • Out of Focus: Suffered this in the TV series' second season, Defenders of Berk. Much of this comes from filling a Quest Giver role in the plot while handling matters of rulership on Berk itself, whereas Hiccup and the others have fewer duties in Berk and thus time to perform various missions. He appeared a little more in Race to the Edge.
  • Papa Wolf:
    • Despite Hiccup's status as 'village failure,' Stoick is still quick to protect his son from danger.
    • After he gets Thornado, this extends to him (and probably the other dragons). When he realized Mildew had poisoned them, the look on his face is one of pure hatred. Probably the only thing keeping him from beating the stuffing out of Mildew himself was he had no way to prove he intentionally poisoned the dragons.
  • Parental Hypocrisy:
    • For a short time in TV series, Stoick enacted a flight ban on Hiccup and his friends after the former was kidnapped by Alvin. But, Stoick still flew with Thornado. This is something his son pointed out.
    • He forbids Hiccup from seeking vengeance against Viggo despite admitting that he loves a good vengeance.
  • Parental Obliviousness: Stoick comes across like this whenever Hiccup needs him to listen, but really it's because he has his whole tribe and village to consider and protect. As soon as Stoick realizes the gravity of what Hiccup is saying (ie: with Drago), Stoick takes it completely seriously and leaps into action.
  • Parents as People: Especially in the first movie — Stoick has an entire village to look after and had to reprimand his son because it's the right thing to do at the moment.
  • Quest Giver: Generally his role in Defenders of Berk, filling Hiccup in on various situations or giving him various tasks that the dragon riders are ideally suited for or would be better at accomplishing.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: He tries to do what's best for his tribe. Mildew uses this to his advantage when confronted with something he obviously did by using the fact there is no evidence, especially concerning the affairs of Dragons, to get away with it.
  • Redhead In Green: He has red hair and wears a green tunic.
  • Retirony: He's killed by a Brainwashed and Crazy Toothless halfway through the second film. Beforehand, he was in the midst of preparing Hiccup to take his place as Chief.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: Takes his role as chief of Berk very seriously and is often one to lead the charge. It's also shown in two episodes that he spends his days "chiefing," which involves everything from settling disputes and inducting babies to the tribe to fixing ships or removing fences.
  • Sacrificial Lion: In the second movie, he takes the fatal shot by a mind-controlled Toothless that was meant for Hiccup.
  • Shipper on Deck: He proudly calls Astrid his future daughter-in-law during the dragon race at the beginning of the second movie.
  • Significant Green-Eyed Redhead: Has bright, red hair and green eyes. Is one of the most central characters and the protagonist's father.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: Stoick has always loved his wife, Valka. A flashback in the third films has him tell a young Hiccup that he doesn't want another wife because Valka was his only love.
  • Sink-or-Swim Mentor: After the movie's events, Stoick takes this attitude towards Hiccup and the dragons. Considering Hiccup is next in line to be Chief after him, and some of their personal discussions being on leadership, it can be interpreted Stoick is also preparing Hiccup's role as a leader to the village as well.
  • Sole Survivor: Stoick was the only survivor of Drago's massacre of the chieftains.
  • So Proud of You:
    • Zigzagged in the movie. Initially disappointed, then proud when Hiccup demonstrated his dragon knowledge, then outraged when Hiccup refuses to kill dragons, then proud again during the final battle.
    • Also zigzagged in the series but to a lesser extent. There are some kinks to work out in relation to the dragons and while he's more accepting of his son's scrawny stature he'd still prefer him to be buff and strong.
  • The Stoic: It's his name, after all. While he is a man of few words, he clearly cared about his son even at the beginning of the movie. Valka even lampshades that and his Punny Name in the second film.
    "Oh, stop being so stoic, Stoick!"
  • Stout Strength: He's very broad and very strong.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: A portrait of the young Stoick and his father (Seen in "Portrait of Hiccup as a Buff Man") shows that the adult Stoick is the spitting image of his father.
  • Took a Level in Idealism: Stoick went from the whole "dragons are mindless killing machines" to seeing them as inseparable companions of Berk.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: He becomes a more supportive father to Hiccup as well as gaining a protective streak over Berk's dragons. This is in stark contrast to how dismissive he was to the former and hated the latter in the first movie.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: The first thing he said to Gobber was "That's my wife you're talking to, you one-legged lout!"
  • Why Couldn't You Be Different?: Hiccup fully knows that this is what his father thinks:
    Hiccup: (sarcastically imitating Stoick) Excuse me, barmaid! I'm afraid you brought me the wrong offspring! I ordered an extra-large boy with beefy arms, extra guts, and glory on the side! This here, this is a talking fishbone!note 
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: Spends most of the first film under the assumption that dragons are Always Chaotic Evil.

    Astrid Hofferson 
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Astrid in How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.
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Voiced by: America Ferrera (film and TV series)

Astrid Hofferson is a female Viking warrior of the Hooligan tribe. She's smart, striking, beautiful, and her determined and strong personality makes her hard to impress. Astrid is 15 years old in How to Train Your Dragon and 20 in the sequel. She's Hiccup's love interest in the first film and the series DreamWorks: Dragons, and becomes his official girlfriend in Race to the Edge season 4, in the episode "Blindsided". She becomes Hiccup's wife, and thus the Chieftess of Berk at the end of the third film. In spite of her initial fall outs with Hiccup and disdain toward dragons, Astrid ends up becoming his lifelong confidante, thanks to Toothless, and quickly adapts to a life with dragons. Noteworthy, she is the only Viking teen without a helmet in the film as well as in the three shorts and episodes (although Hiccup received a helmet from his father as a gift during the film, he rarely wears it).


  • Action Girl: She's a skilled Viking and was originally the top of her class before Hiccup came along. She always takes the front lines in the film. In the series, she's the only one to attack Alvin the Treacherous (Snotlout chickened out), despite the fact that he's a match for Stoick and thus way out of her league. In Race to the Edge she joins the Berk Guard just prior to "Eye of the Beholder: Part One".
  • Action Girlfriend: To Hiccup, as she is his main love interest-girlfriend-bethrothed-wife. And she knows how to handle an axe.
  • Adaptation Name Change: According to author Cressida Cowell herself, Astrid could be considered the film counterpart of "Camicazi" who is also Action Girl, Hiccup's female friend, trainer of Stormfly.
  • Adorkable: Astrid can be a bit of an endearing dork when acting playful with Hiccup. Her adorkable side also came forth in 'Gift of the Night Fury' when she tried different methods to bring in the holiday spirits.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Frequently called "Milady" by Hiccup.
  • Always Second Best: To Hiccup in Dragon Fighting and then Dragon Riding. She doesn't mind it anymore after befriending him.
  • Anger Born of Worry: Astrid isn't fan of Hiccup intentionally throwing himself into dangerous and foolish situations.
  • Armor-Piercing Question: Astrid is good at these, first asking Hiccup why he is acting so oddly and discovering Toothless as a result. She then breaks him out of a Heroic BSoD by asking why he didn't kill Toothless when he had the chance.
  • Arrow Catch: Snatches poison darts out of the air. (She is also seen to be able to divert and slice arrows away from her by swinging her axe.)
  • Asskicking Equals Authority: Hiccup earned his later rank as lead dragon rider by taming and riding Toothless. Astrid earned hers by threatening Hiccup with an axe when she caught him doing so. She retains this role in the series by being the only rider adept at both aerial and ground combat and by being confident and competent enough to keep all the others in line.
  • An Axe to Grind: She is rarely seen without her hatchet. "Fright of Passage" shows that this has been the case since she was tiny.
  • Babies Ever After: The epilogue of The Hidden World shows Hiccup and Astrid end up having a son and a daughter together.
  • Badass Adorable: If you can wrestle a wild Monstrous Nightmare to the ground with your bare hands while being so adorable and cute that two of your friends gawk over you, you definitely qualify.
  • Badass Cape: The epilogue of The Hidden World shows her with a magnificent white-furred cape.
  • Badass in Distress: Happens a few times in the series, though she often gets herself out of trouble, and when she doesn't, it's almost always because she's badly outnumbered or physically outmatched (such as being an unarmed teenage girl taken hostage by an armed man three times her size who also has a crew of warriors with him, which happened with Alvin).
  • Badass Teacher: Race to the Edge has her temporarily become a dragon flying teacher for a group to protect Berk. In only a day (despite still being rather new), they managed to save her and the others from Dagur quite skillfully. Astrid also helps to train Dagur in "Family on the Edge"
  • Battle Couple: With Hiccup.
    • Downplayed in the movies. While they enter a romantic relationship by the second movie and are each competent fighters, they rarely fight together.
    • Played straight in How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. They fight together to free dragons and later fight together to defeat Grimmel and even Flirting Under Fire during the final battle.
    • Played straight in Race to the Edge. They have a Relationship Upgrade in "Blindsided" and fight off their enemies when they're not flirting with each other.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Before her defrosting, do not outshine her in training when you have been the worst in the class beforehand.
    • Do not take her personal axe.
    • Don't assume that a woman is a prize to be claimed. It doesn't have to even be in reference to her specifically either. Do so, and Astrid will introduce to the sharp end of her axe to your face.
  • Big Damn Kiss:
    • Astrid gave Hiccup one at the end of the first film after he and Toothless had defeated the Red Death.
    • In "Race to the Edge", she and Hiccup shared one at the end of the episode "Blindsided", which starts their relationship for real.
    • She also shared one with Hiccup at the end of the second film after Hiccup and Toothless had defeated Drago and his Bewilderbeast.
    • In How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World the kiss she shares with Hiccup during their wedding marks the start of married life for her and Hiccup.
  • Blood Knight: A more child-friendly example. She's fearless and enjoys the respect that other villagers give her for being good at fighting but she takes battle seriously and is the Only Sane Woman among the riders.
  • Blue Is Heroic: Her main color scheme is blue and she is the tritagonist of the franchise.
  • Braids of Action: By the sequel, she now sports a lengthy side-braid draped over left her shoulder.
  • Broken Ace: Especially in the beginning. She's a skilled warrior, very intelligent, the best dragon rider after Hiccup, and a Dude Magnet to boot. And possibly due to the pressure of this reputation as well as her innate pride, Astrid is initially shown in the film as being something of a perfectionist, having incredibly high standards for herself, as well as a very low tolerance for competition, as she quickly becomes jealous of Hiccup as his skills improve and is frustrated by his success over her.
  • Call-Back: In "Fright of Passage", she directly quotes her dead uncle's last words before the Flightmare killed him.
  • Cassandra Truth: She figured out Heather's schemes.
  • Catchphrase: "That was for [insert crime here]. That was for everything else."
  • Character Development: Astrid matures over the course of the franchise.
    • Astrid outgrew her short-tempered upon entering adulthood, but can still be fiesty under intense circumstances. On Race to the Edge, she was shown as vulnerable, gentle and much less prone to violence; preferring capture-missions over kill-missions. She had also become more openly talkative and closer to her fellow riders. Astrid is an empath and has especially been a great support to Hiccup and Heather, letting them both confide in her on several occasions. She could still come across as cold at times as pointed out by Ruffnut, but she is able to own up to her mistakes, yet again demonstrating a never-ending will to improve herself. In the following episode, Astrid pulled a prank on the twins as payback for Loki’s Day, showing significant growth in her playful side.
    • By the time of How to Train Your Dragon 2, Astrid has adopted an optimistic and relaxed outlook on life. Although slightly cheeky and overconfident at times, she is more emotionally secure because of her steady relationship with Hiccup. Her sense of adventure and exploring is also apparent, but her ongoing competitiveness and rigid approach to grave situations remains. As an adult, she is generally more spirited and playful, and loves to goof around with Hiccup, Stormfly and Toothless.
    • Upon ascending to adulthood, Astrid has also left behind her gratuitous ways of violently communicating and slap-slap-kissing.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: With Hiccup. They grew up together in Berk, became friends in their teen years, an Official Couple by the time they were 18/19 (as of the Race to the Edge episode, "Blindsided"), and are still a couple by the second movie.
  • Color Motifs: She is often surrounded by the color blue — she has a blue Deadly Nadder, her face paint consist of blue painting, and some of her outfits consist of blue.
  • The Confidant: Astrid is the only one Hiccup confides in about his doubts and insecurities, either about becoming Chief of Berk and is often talking to her about how his father keeps on pressuring him to take his place.
  • Costume Evolution: Her outfit in the sequel has a lot more fur.
  • Crazy-Prepared: If knocked out of the saddle onto Stormfly's tail, Astrid has trained Stormfly to do a tail flip which launches Astrid back within seconds.
  • Curse Cut Short: During Dragon Training in the first movie, she let out a flurry of these.
  • Cute Bruiser: Especially when her sweet side kicks in.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Has her moments and especially when Snotlout is hitting on her.
  • Death Glare: Astrid gives one to Hiccup when he's chosen over her as the champion of dragon training by the Elder, and a couple more to Heather.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: When we see her in the beginning of the movie she appears cold and distant to everyone, but after she meets Toothless and is taken on a trip with Hiccup, she warms up to them both. By the second movie she's fully defrosted and is quite sweet.
  • Demoted to Satellite Love Interest: Downplayed. After she starts to defrost in the first film, she still maintains her tough, prideful personality, but due to her being the love interest of Hiccup, her role in the series mostly revolves around giving him advice and support. How to Train Your Dragon 2, however, makes an attempt to remedy this by giving her an independent solo role while still making her relationship with Hiccup clear.
  • Disabled Love Interest: Zigzagged. It's Hiccup who is disabled (missing his left leg), but she becomes temporarily blind in "Blindsided". It's also in this episodes, that she and Hiccup finally cement themselves into a romantic relationship.
  • Drill Sergeant Nasty: Becomes this briefly in "Team Astrid", when she trains some new recruits (including Gustav, Mulch and Gothi) as an auxiliary dragon flying squad to defend Berk. She repeatedly makes them do push-ups for even the slightest infraction and has them recite a variation of the Rifle Creed ("There are many dragons but this one is mine"). Hiccup at one point suggests that she feels guilty for being at Dragon's Edge with the others while Dagur attacked Berk, damaging her family's home in the process, and she's setting the recruits up to fail so she would have an excuse to remain in Berk to protect her family.
  • Dual Wielding: She fights this way in the sequel.
  • Dude Magnet: Just ask Hiccup, Snotlout, Dagur, Gustav, and Thor Bonecrusher aka hypnotized Fishlegs. In the end, she chooses Hiccup.
  • Dumb Blonde: Inverted. Astrid has blonde hair and while she may be no Gadgeteer Genius like Hiccup or dragon expert like Fishlegs, she is level-headed and strategical.
  • Finishing Each Other's Sentences: Finishes a sentence for Hiccup at least once in the final film.
  • First Kiss: Astrid shared her first kiss with Hiccup in the episode Blindsided. This kiss also is what officially cemented her and Hiccup as an official couple. Prior to this kiss the other kisses Astrid gave Hiccup were kisses that were basically one-sided, making the kiss she shared with Hiccup in Blindsided her first mutual kiss with him.
  • Flirting Under Fire: Does this with Hiccup during the final battle during which she throws a Zippleback gas canister which Hiccup lights up with Inferno.
  • Freudian Slip: Slips up while describing Stormfly.
    "Just because she's beautiful, people think she's not tough. But that doesn't mean you should underestimate me. Uh—her."
  • Gaussian Girl: Astrid's first appearance, as part of an Unflinching Walk away from a burning house in Slo Mo. The heat waves probably helped.
  • Genki Girl: Not a traditional example, but when Astrid is focused on something, she'll see it gets done with all her strenght.
  • Girly Bruiser: If her performing acrobatic jumps on the back of her dragon is any indication.
  • Give Geeks a Chance: Hiccup is smitten with Astrid first thing, but she seems indifferent to him until she learns his secret and, more importantly, realizes how brave he actually is to go against the norm. Unlike most examples of this trope, however, Hiccup is far from bad looking.
  • Green-Eyed Monster:
    • In the movie, she is furious when Hiccup surpasses her in the dragon academy.
    • Accused of this by Ruffnut in "Heather Report" when Hiccup takes a different girl for a ride on Toothless.
      Ruffnut: Looks like there's another hen in the rooster coop..
  • Handicapped Badass: Astrid becomes temporarily blind in "Blindsided" but she managed to use her other senses (especially hearing) to tame the Sleuther.
  • Happily Married:Marries Hiccup at the end of the third film.
  • Held Gaze: Astrid shares one with Hiccup right after their Big Damn Kiss, and it is very short due to Gothi interrupting it. The look in Astrid's eyes during the gaze she shares with Hiccup is one filled with love.
  • Hello, Nurse!: Described as a "Sexy ball of Fire" according to the movie script, Astrid has the lust-filled male gaze on her from the get-go.
    • This scenario is repeated for the second time in "Gone Gustav Gone" when Gustav daydreams about Astrid.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: Develops feelings for the auburn-haired Hiccup.
  • Hidden Depths: In the words of the "How to Pick Your Dragon" writers, just like Hiccup, Astrid desperately wanted to prove herself to her tribe - prove her worth and earn her status as a warrior.
  • Holding Hands: Does so with Hiccup during their wedding.
  • Hollywood Kiss: Her kiss with Hiccup during their wedding is this
  • I'm Not Here to Make Friends: According to Ferrera, Astrid follows the mindset of a competitive reality show contestant.
  • Informed Attractivness: DW goes out of their way, in all forms of their media, to let us know that she's pretty. Whether or not people think she is, in this world she's extremely pretty and fits Berk's standards of the ideal viking.
  • Insecure Love Interest: Downplayed. Astrid is usually secure in her relationship with Hiccup but "Sandbusted" shows how she initially feels that any betrothal gift she gives to Hiccup would be inadequate until Hiccup reassures her that she is his greatest gift.
    Astrid: Hiccup is not your ordinary Viking. He has a Night Fury, he can fly with a suit made of yak hide, he has a sword that ignites on command, and he's going to be the next Chief of Berk.
  • Jerkass Has a Point:
    • The first movie has her call out Hiccup for not taking their parents' war seriously and to figure out what side he is on.
    • While she did end up getting a "Reason You Suck" Speech from Ruffnut for her shortness towards anyone that wasn't Hiccup, Astrid makes accurate points on how the twins' constant mischief won't help defend the Edge in "Edge of Disaster Part 1".
    • In the beginning of the third film, Astrid points on how the gang's teamwork while rescuing imprisoned dragons was sloppy and they only made it out because of their dragons and sheer luck. Valka then states that Astrid has a point.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She means well in that dragon combat is a daily matter of life and death in Berk, but she is very prideful. She Took a Level in Kindness in the first movie, and kept it in the series where she is never outright rude - at worst she can be a Deadpan Snarker. She actually gets called out for being unnecessarily snide to others by Ruffnut of all people in Race to the Edge. And after hearing that and battling against the Dragon Hunters, Astrid makes amends and slowly gets better from then on.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: Does so to Snotlout in "Fright of Passage".
    Snotlout: When the Flightmare comes, the Hofferson's freeze. Right, Astrid? You are a- (Astrid hurls a axe that almost kills him) ...Hofferson...
    Fishlegs: Legend has it that the Flightmare is so terrifying it actually freezes its prey in their tracks.
    Snotlout: Yeah, just ask Frozen Fin Hofferson, right Astrid? (Astrid slams him into the ground and puts her boot on his face)
  • Lady Legionnaire Wear: Astrid's pteruges. It is the trope image.
  • The Lancer: To Hiccup, both at the Dragon Academy and life in general. While Hiccup has Geek Physique, she is the picture of an ideal viking warrior; aggressive, strong and skilled in combat.
  • Leitmotif: An excerpt from "Romantic Flight" plays during her introduction - this becomes especially pronounced in the sequel, where it features prominently in moments that focus on her specifically even without Hiccup being present; violins are also a recurring instrument for her. According to producer Bonnie Arnold, "Romantic Flight" is actually called "Astrid's Theme".
  • Lethal Chef: For all her fighting talents, it would seem Astrid cannot cook. In Gift of the Night Dragon, her Yaknog is so bad that even Hiccup (who swallowed raw, regurgitated fish) spat the stuff out.
  • Letting Her Hair Down: Over the course of the franchise, her hair becomes looser as her relationship with Hiccup grows.
    • In the first film, her hair was tied up in a tight braid. She still had her hair in a braid in Race to the Edge albeit in a looser fashion, followed by a longer side braid in the second film. By The Hidden World, her hair was mostly down save for a smaller braid at the back, culminating in it being completely unbound by the time of her wedding to Hiccup.
  • Like a Daughter to Me: In the tie-in comic, "Burning Midnight", Valka states that Astrid was the daughter she and Stoick would've wanted.
  • Like Parent, Like Spouse: Hiccup has often commented how alike in personality Astrid is with Stoick and he even lampshaded it in "Wings of War, Part 2".
  • Mama Bear:
    • Do not harm, kidnap, or do anything implicitly violent to Stormfly.
    • Inverted. Do not, under any circumstances, mock her departed uncle Finn Hofferson.
    • Astrid becomes this to her children (whom she had with Hiccup) at the end of Hidden World. When a now wild Toothless intimidatingly comes onto their boat, Astrid shields both her children.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: With Hiccup. In the first movie, it is emphasized in the beginning where Astrid has armor and Hiccup has an apron on. And in general, Hiccup knows how to sew and will suggest a peaceful solution first, while Astrid loves to do dangerous and rough stunts on Stormfly and chases danger.
  • Master of Disguise: She's able to pass herself as Heather when infiltrating the Outcasts and manipulate them into giving her the book of dragons and a dragon to escape on. It would have worked, except that the real Heather wasn't lying about her parents being held prisoner.
  • Meaningful Name: "Astrid" is an old Norse name meaning "Divine Beauty." Hiccup is clearly awestruck during her introduction in the movie, and Snotlout also tries to get her attention. Astrid is also partnered with a Deadly Nadder, the most beautiful dragon species.
  • Nice, Mean, and In-Between: The Mean to Fishleg's Nice and Hiccup's In-Between. While Fishlegs goes out of his way to avoid conflict (only becoming violent to scare the problem away when he is pushed too far) and Hiccup is a Martial Pacifist, Astrid has trained since a young age to be a warrior, willing to go at a problem with an axe to lay down her life to defend Berk and its people.
  • Number Two: As Hiccup's second-in-command, she is his first and natural choice for Acting-Chief. She often falls into a leading role in his absence and has displayed a great eagerness to take on control and keep the other riders in check.
    • In the movie, this is Astrid's role in the climactic battle; directing the rest of Hiccup's flying corps in the fight against the Red Death while Hiccup tries to free Toothless.
    • In the series, this is her position in the Dragon Academy because she's the second most skilled and no one's brave enough to tell her otherwise.
    • In the tie-in comic The Serpent's Heir, Hiccup appoints her to the General to his Chief.
  • Official Couple: With Hiccup. Astrid's relationship with Hiccup is stronger than ever in How to Train Your Dragon 2. They get married at the end of the third film and have 2 kids in the epilogue.
  • Official Kiss: The kiss she shares with Hiccup in "Blindsided" launches their romantic relationship. The kiss she shares with Hiccup during their wedding in How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World starts their marriage.
  • Only Sane Woman: Compared to the other trainees in the film, she is the only one to keep her cool and not lose herself to some quirk or another. This extends to the television show, usually sharing it with Hiccup (most of the time).
  • Peek-a-Bangs: As pointed out in the DVD commentary, her pushing back her bangs later on in the story signifies her being open with her feelings, especially around Hiccup.
  • Pelts of the Barbarian: Her outfit in the sequel has a fur-trimmed hood, gloves, and a fur underskirt beneath her pteruges.
  • The Perfectionist: Most prevalent in the first movie, where she's obsessed with being the best dragon fighter there is but also in the sequel as she trains to become the Master of the Dragon Races. Not being perfect hurts her pride and potentially her Fatal Flaw. Character Development means she eventually grows content with her status as Hiccup's Number Two, but still has her moments of near suicidal levels of recklessness while trying to prove herself.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Is seen carrying a sheep on her shoulders about the same size as one which Snotlout is carrying.
  • Relationship Ceiling: Her relationship with Hiccup is held back in the series Dragons: Riders of Berk, although the Ship Tease is rampant. In the Netflix series Dragons: Race to the Edge, this gets lessened, culminating in a Big Damn Kiss and Relationship Upgrade at the end of the episode "Blindsided". This ultimately leads into the movie sequel where they are clearly already a couple.
  • The Reliable One: In Race to the Edge episode "Snow Out", Hiccup explicitly stated that he relies on her a lot.
  • Romantic Two-Girl Friendship: Becomes very close to Heather in Season 1 of Dragons: Race to the Edge. Astrid seems to see the girl as a kindred spirit and seeing the two together would make one forget they haven't known each other very long.
  • Ruling Couple: Since Hiccup is the Chief of Berk, she and Hiccup become one when they get married at the end of ''How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: With Hiccup — he's a quiet bookworm, she's the ideal athlethic Viking.
  • Secret Keeper:
    • Briefly in the movie: she figured out Hiccup was going off somewhere and agreed to keep Toothless a secret.
    • In Race To the Edge Season 2, she initially is the only person who knows that Heather is really a Reverse Mole within Ryker's camp.
  • She-Fu: These are undoubtedly her top physical skills. She's able to perform a variety of acrobatic feats like handsprings, cartwheels and flips even while riding Stormfly. She was also able to swiftly dodge the attacks of a wild Deadly Nadder and the Flightmare.
  • She's All Grown Up: While certainly pretty in the first movie and Dragons: Riders of Berk, she gets even prettier in ''Dragons: Race to the Edge", and the second film.
  • Shipper on Deck: In Hidden World, Astrid refers to the Light Fury as Toothless' "girlfriend" and constantly states how cute Toothless' crush on her is.
  • "Shut Up" Kiss: She does this to Hiccup at the end of How to Train Your Dragon.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: The only boy Astrid has ever fallen in love with is Hiccup. In the first film Hiccup became Astrid's first and only target of affection.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Hiccup is an All-Loving Hero and she explicitly stated in "Thawfest Games" that one of the things she admired most about him was modesty in defeat.
  • Slap-Slap-Kiss: Applies this literally to Hiccup; see Catch Phrase.
  • Spirited Competitor: Astrid takes any challenge seriously. In the first movie, it was more of a I'm Not Here to Make Friends mentality but becomes a much more friendlier and laidback version in the sequel.
  • The Spock: Plays this role should Hiccup become troubled or irrational.
  • Strong Girl, Smart Guy: With Hiccup. She was the most promising young dragon hunter in Berk. He was the first viking to befriend a dragon and, in doing so, became Awesome by Analysis.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: In the first movie, she seems cold and dismissive, solely focused on dragon training. She defrosts after Hiccup shows her the truth and widens her horizons. This continues on in the TV series — while she is a lot less standoffish than she was in the first movie, she is still closed-off and distanced from the other Riders except for Hiccup and Fishlegs. By the second movie, she is very open and warm.
  • They Do: Marries Hiccup at the end of The Hidden World.
  • Tomboy: An odd example because Berk is the land of dragon killing vikings. A rough attitude and enjoying competition is normal in such a place and so would be expected.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The Girly Girl compared to Ruffnut considering her dragon and the fact that Ruff is sometimes mistaken for her brother.
    • In season one of Riders of Berk, she played the tomboy to Heather's girly girl, as Heather was a lot less feisty and aggressive compared to Astrid. After the time skip, Heather then also became a Badass Action Girl, and then the two were about even.
  • Took a Level in Cheerfulness: In the first movie, Astrid was the most reserved and serious of her peers, and takes dragon training very seriously. However, after Hiccup ends the war, Astrid adjusts to the peaceful environment as well maturing with age. She keeps a bit of her serious nature, but is much more energetic and playful. She smiles and laughs more openly and regularly.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: After the first movie, Astrid slowly but surely drops her icy and hostile exterior and becomes more open and friendlier to her Viking peers, especially Hiccup.
  • Tsundere: She appears to be Type A in the first movie and then mellows into type B. A typical example there would be when an event touches on her affection for Hiccup she'll blush and then punch his shoulder as if to deny it. However, she completely outgrows this trope into the second season of the series.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Hiccup. Astrid sticks by him through his highest and lowest, and even though she will make her disagreements with him known, she will also be there for him to confide in his doubts and fears in himself and/or a situation. This is best exemplified in "King of Dragons, Part 1", where she gives the gang a What the Hell, Hero? speech on how selfish they were being in regards to returning home and not seeing the King of Dragons and states that wherever Hiccup goes, they go.
  • Uptight Loves Wild: Hiccup is the snarky dragon expert that will often do things without completely thinking them through, and is always building wild inventions and testing them out, while Astrid tends to be more levelheaded and cautious (until you hit her Berserk Button anyway). Astrid grows more wild and daring with age and develops a snarky sense of humor.
  • Violently Protective Girlfriend: Do not harm or insult Hiccup when she is near.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: A light version with Hiccup as the two enjoy ribbing on each other, but have genuine love for one another.
  • Weapon of Choice: She really loves using her axe, which used to belong to her mother. (Although, she can also alternate between knives, swords and temporary makeshift weapons if necessary.) By the time of the second film, Astrid has another custom-made double-sided axe with metallic dragon heads on each side of the knob. One of the heads appears to resemble a Deadly Nadder while the other looks like a Night Fury, which is a nod to her boyfriend Hiccup. In "Burning Midnight" and "Dragonvine", Astrid has a flaming axe matching Hiccup's flame sword.
  • When She Smiles: Astrid is always rather pretty- but when she smiles she's outright beautiful.
  • The World Is Just Awesome: Seeing this while on Toothless with Hiccup helps her realize dragons are not the chaotic evil she had been raised to believe and Hiccup had deeper hidden depths than she realized.
  • Youthful Freckles: In the first movie mostly but also on Race to the Edge.

    Gobber the Belch 
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Gobber in How to Train Your Dragon 2.
Click here to see Gobber in How to Train Your Dragon
Voiced by: Craig Ferguson (film) /Chris Edgerly (TV series)

Gobber The Belch is a veteran warrior of the Hairy Hooligans Tribe and a long-time friend and adviser of Stoick the Vast. He is 50 years old in the first film, and 55 in the sequel.


  • Acrofatic: Though for only have one leg and the other leg was replaced with a peg, he can move much faster then he appears even though he is a heavy Viking. He does this to surprise others of his own speed.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: While still somewhat insensitive in this adaptation, Gobber is nicer in comparison to his book counterpart, who was a great deal nastier.
  • Ambiguously Gay: In the second movie, when Stoick is reunited with Valka and things seem to be tense, Gobber comments, "That's why I never got married. That, and one other reason."
  • Animal Motifs: Gobber is said to resemble a yak. A humorous comparison was even made in "Animal House".
  • An Arm and a Leg: While it's not shown how he lost them, Gobber has a pegleg and a missing arm, the latter which he uses a weapon.
  • Artificial Limbs: In the films, he has a missing left hand that he can interchange with different objects (hammers, mugs, roast spits, etc.) and he has a right peg leg.
  • Badass Mustache: It's so long it hangs over his face and chest and it's braided.
  • Badass Teacher: Gobber used to teach the Teens of Berk how to fight Dragons, and also taught Hiccup everything he knew about forging. He did teach them to fight to defend themselves in "Gem of a Different Color". As he even told them the best weapon will be a shield in combat.
  • Bald of Awesome: Bald? Check. Experienced fighter? Check.
  • Big Ol' Unibrow: Has a thick, bushy unibrow.
  • The Blacksmith: Big, brawny, with a usually weaponized arm.
  • Captain Obvious: During the final match of Thawfest, he makes obvious commentary on Hiccup's status, which Stoick tells him he knows.
  • Character Tics: Gobber sings a special song when he's happy:
    "I've got my axe, and I've got my mace, and I love my wife with the ugly face. I'm a viking through and through!
    I've got my sword and I've got my bludgeon and 16 beserkers locked in my dungeon. I'm a viking through and through!"
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Believes in trolls and the Boneknapper dragon, which no one else shares. The Boneknapper happens to be real. Trolls are yet to be confirmed.
  • Combat Medic: Since Berk doesn't need dragon killing weapons anymore, he becomes a dragon dentist. He also made Hiccup's replacement leg and extracted poison from Mildew to make an antidote.
  • The Confiadant: To Stoick. As Gobber is his best friend who often gives him advice, usually in regards to Hiccup.
  • Crazy-Prepared: His "Iron Undies."
  • Deadpan Snarker: Not always, but when someone's being stupid around him, he's a snarker to match Hiccup.
  • Drill Sergeant Nasty: He's in charge of training the new recruits; his approach is yelling suggestions while they duck and weave.
  • Dumb Blonde: Downplayed. Gobber has blonde hair and his mind is sorta out there. However, he's a skilled blacksmith who gives his penchant of wisdom from time to time.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: He can make working flame throwers, though since dragons exist this is probably easier to achieve than in real life medieval times.
  • Genius Bruiser: In the movies and series, he's the village blacksmith and second only to the Chief in combat.
  • Genius Ditz: He has shown his mind is sorta out there, such as attaching said flame thrower to the harness of a fire breathing dragon. But, he's a master blacksmith.
  • Good Prosthetic, Evil Prosthetic: Has a prosthetic left hand and right peg leg, but is a definite good guy.
  • Handicapped Badass: He may lack an arm and a leg but that doesn't slow him down when it came to fighting. He even stayed with Stoick to delay the Red Death.
  • Hates Baths: It takes Stoick and the dragon riders with their dragons to force him into a tub. He smells so bad that after taking a whiff of him a Terrible Terror becomes so disoriented that it flies into a wall.
  • Honorary Uncle: Hiccup was his apprentice, and Gobber took care of him as much as Stoick did. This is historically accurate. Nordic people would frequently ask allies to foster their children as a sign of deepest trust.
  • It Has Been an Honor: Implied in the first movie during the final battle against the Red Death:
    Stoick: I can buy them a few minutes if I give that thing something to hunt!
    Gobber: (taking Stoick's hand in a warrior's handshake) Then I can double that time.
  • Jerkass Has a Point:
    • In the first film, while he may have phrased it wrongly, Gobber was right that Hiccup shouldn't try to keep being something he's not and later on tells Stoick that he won't always be around to protect Hiccup.
    • In the third film, in a conversation with Hiccup, Gobber points out that one day Hiccup is going to pick a fight with someone he can't win against. He's proven right with the introduction of Grimmel the Grisly.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Gobber is rude, occasionally insensitive, and is brutally honest. However, he has a good heart and cares for his home and the people in it. Plus, compared to the other adults in the first film, Gobber was the nicest to Hiccup out of them all, and had a relationship with Hiccup that was openly loving and supporting. Hence why Hiccup saw him as a Parental Substitute.
  • Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: His training sessions often include the merits of shields.
  • Moment Killer: Attempts to join in on a Drunken Song which Stoick and Valka are singing together a little too soon.
  • The Nose Knows: Gobber has a strong sense of smell. For example, he knew exactly where and how long the teens had been in one spot.
  • No Social Skills: Zigzagged. Gobber appears to understand Viking society quite well, but when he takes the role of Number Two early in the TV series, he inadvertently causes a few blunders which Stoick has to solve and loses the job.
  • Number Two: He's Stoick's best friend and the one he turns to first for help. However, he made a mess of things when filling the role officially; oddly enough, Spitelout appears to hold the position.
  • Papa Wolf: Downplayed in the first film. Gobber doesn't resort to extreme violence, but he shoves and gives a whack each to Snotlout and the Twins, respectively, when they make some disparaging comments towards Hiccup.
  • Only Friend: Gobber was the sole person in Berk who saw something more in Hiccup, including his father.
  • Parental Substitute: Acted as a more open father figure to Hiccup.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: With Stoick. Despite being near polar opposites, the two are each other's best friend and brothers in battle.
  • Running Gag: Numerous mention of or jokes involving his undies.
  • Shield Bash: In the first movie, he said he would choose a shield if given a choice between it and a sword because the shield can be offense and defense.
  • Shipper on Deck: A deleted scene from the first movie has Gobber giving Hiccup some ways to talking to Astrid. And in The Hidden World, he bluntly asks Hiccup and Astrid when they are planning on getting married.
  • Sink-or-Swim Mentor:
    • His belief for the first day of training in the film is to release a Gronckle, then ask the students what they know about it.
    • Gobber's father was also an example as he taught Gobber to swim this way. Sadly, this doesn't translate well to training the dragons at the academy. Oddly, Gobber seems to remember this fondly.
  • Stout Strength: A hefty man and second only in the badass department to Stoick. Fitting, considering he's the chief's Number Two
  • Straight Gay: As revealed in How to Train Your Dragon 2: after Stoick goes to confront his long lost wife after upsetting her, he tells Hiccup "You see this is why I never got married. That, and one other reason.", the film makers and his voice actor have confirmed that it meant that he was gay. invoked
  • Swiss Army Appendage: In the sequel, his smithy features a spinning rack full of peg arm accessories, including a beard brush.
  • That Came Out Wrong: Never admits so himself, but his advice never carries out the intended message.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Gobber is introduced in the first film throwing some light-hearted jabs at Hiccup that the boy tries to return. Gobber was also Hiccup's Only Friend prior to meeting Toothless.
  • Wrestler in All of Us: It really comes out during his fight with Ryker where he gives as good as he gets against the powerful dragon hunter.
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    Fishlegs Ingerman 
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Fishlegs in How to Train Your Dragon 2.
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Voiced by: Christopher Mintz-Plasse (film and TV series)

Fishlegs Ingerman is one of Hiccup's closest friends. He is clumsy and inept, always making mistakes at inappropriate moments. Stoick the Vast calls him "Fisheggs", and Snotface Snotlout and Dogsbreath pick on him constantly. In the first film and the three specials he is 14 years old and 19 in the sequel.


  • Acrofatic: He has shown for his heavy weight to be able to run fast to catch up to the teens when afraid.
  • Adaptational Jerkass: Downplayed. In the books, he was Hiccup's best friend. Here, they aren't with Fishlegs making a snide remark after Hiccup's mistake in the first film and not coming to his defense when he is bullied by the others. However, he's nowhere near as bad with the mocking like Snotlout and the Twins are.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: His hair color is never revealed in the books, but due to the pictures in the books being darker than other characters, it is possibly brown or black. Here, he has blonde hair.
  • Adorkable: Similar to Hiccup. He's a huge Lovable Nerd who likes to spout random dragon facts.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: He can look at a brand new dragon and instantly break down its strengths and weaknesses.
  • Badass Bookworm: While he's analytical first and foremost, and dislikes fighting to a degree, it's shown that he can be very useful with his knowledge and is capable of some surprising physical feats.
  • Badass Mustache: By the third movie, Fishlegs is now sporting a nice handlebar-like one.
  • Bad Liar: Does not do well lying under pressure.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Snotlout found out the hard way that Fishlegs is downright terrifying when pissed off. It's possibly a nod to the books, where Fishlegs became a flat-out berserker.
  • Big Eater: He even mentions of regularly having "third breakfasts" in Race to the Edge.
  • The Big Guy: Usually this is Snotlout's role, but when Fishlegs snaps or otherwise finds motivation, it suddenly becomes obvious that he outweighs any three of the riders in strength.
  • Born in the Wrong Century: In the 20th and 21st centuries, he'd be in the school cafeteria DMing an RPG campaign for friends.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: With Ruffnut. It's presumed that they have known each other since childhood, remained friends as they grew into adulthood which includes them entering into a Love Triangle with Snotlout. However, in the third movie, Ruffnut chooses him because she likes "sensitive guys". Although it basically just consists of him crying into her chest at a wedding and we don't see anything after that, so this it was probably just a joke.
  • Cowardly Lion: Despite being easily timid and scared, Fishlegs can step when the time counts.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Not as pronounced as in the books, but present, including gems such as this from the second movie's extras:
    "You'd think you wouldn't have to teach an evil genius that wood burns, but that's what we taught [Drago]."
  • Demoted to Extra: While he was Hiccup's best friend in the books, he's a classmate in the first film. However, in the series he tends to have a more expanded role as the team's scholar and alongside Astrid is Hiccup's Number Two.
  • Doting Parent: He fusses over Meatlug without shame.
  • Dumb Blonde: Inverted. Has blonde hair, is a dragon expert, and The Smart Guy of the group (second to Hiccup).
  • For Science!: Deconstructed in "Shock and Awe". Fishlegs' attempts to analyse a captive Sea Shocker are shown to inadvertently distress the creature quite badly, and he feels guilty about it. Subsequently freeing the dragon alerts a group of nearby Scauldrons, since letting the Shocker go required that they destroy a wall Fishlegs had Meatlug build.
  • Genius Bruiser: Once he gets some confidence, he and Meatlug can do serious damage with both their strength and extensive knowledge.
  • Genre Blind: If someone (especially a teenager who has a suspicious backstory) starts bringing up questions about how well your dragon can do in a serious battle, you'd figure he would have a few red flags raised in his head.
  • Gentle Giant: Films only, in the books he's just as scrawny as Hiccup.
  • Huge Rider, Tiny Mount: Meatlug is far from tiny, but Fishlegs still is about a third of her size. It should be noted that, out of all of the dragon breeds encountered so far that are large enough to be ridden, the Gronckle is definitely the smallest. Used as a gag in one Race to the Edge episode. Everyone (except the twins) jumps off a cliff to reach their dragons, who are hovering below. We see Hiccup, then Astrid, then Snotlout land on their respective dragons and fly away, but when Fishlegs lands on Meatlug she immediately plummets towards the ground because of the sudden weight.
  • In Touch with His Feminine Side: He's open about his feelings, sensitive, isn't ashamed about showing Meatlug how much he loves her, and he loves poetry.
  • Kavorka Man: Fislegs has a fat, muscular build with disproportionately huge hands and a funny face. And yet, he managed to gain the romantic affections of Heather in Race to the Edge and Ruffnut in The Hidden World because of his positive qualities.
  • The Kirk: In "Worst in Show" and "Quake, Rattle and Roll", Fishlegs plays this against Snotlout and Hiccup. Snotlout plays The McCoy, trying to get him to abandon his pacifistic, intellectual in favor of his more aggressive, warrior side. Hiccup on the otherhand plays The Spock, reminding Fishlegs of his better nature and tries to use reason to appeal to him.
  • Lovable Coward: He's easily scared, but his Nice Guy and Cowardly Lion traits help make him lovable.
  • Lovable Nerd: Is even more prone to geek-outs than Hiccup.
  • Nice Guy: He is a sensitive and caring individual.
  • Nice, Mean, and In-Between: The Nice to Astrid's Mean and Hiccup's In-Between. While Astrid is the first to draw her axe and go at a problem like a viking and Hiccup is a Martial Pacifist that will get his hands dirty if he has no other choice, Fishlegs would much rather bury his head in a book and pick flowers than involve himself in a conflict. Even when he is forced to use his surprising level of strength, he uses it more as a means of scaring the problem off rather than actually ending any lives.
  • Perma-Stubble: In second part. It's even lampshaded when both Fishlegs and Snotlout mention growing said hair for Ruffnut.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: Has the closest relationship with his dragon after Hiccup and Toothless. Fishlegs even affectionately calls her his "princess" when he's reunited with her at the end of the second film after the Berk dragons are free from the Dark Alpha's control.
  • Rated M for Manly: During "Big Man on Berk", after Gothi puts him under hypnosis to try and remove his supposed allergy to dragons, Snotlout interferes with the process saying they should rebuild him into this. It works, and as 'Thor Bonecrusher' Fishlegs proceeds to become brazenly arrogant, self important, and overall a walking Viking stereotype.
  • RPG-Mechanics Verse: Spouts these in the first movie: "+3 defense, +7 venom" etc.
  • Shipper on Deck:
    • Became overjoyed after learning about Hiccup and Astrid's Relationship Upgrade in "Shellshocked Part 2". And he cries Tears of Joy at their wedding in The Hidden World.
    • He sheds Tears of Joy upon hearing the engagement between Mala and Dagur.
  • The Smart Guy: He memorized the Book of Dragons and considered a biology book a page turner. During the Red Death fight, he advises the other riders on strategy.
  • Stout Strength: The most heavyset of his peers and has amazing strength when angered.
  • They Do: Ruffnut eventually decides to hook up with Fishlegs at Hiccup and Astrid's wedding.
  • Warrior Poet: In the series, he composes poems at sunset.

    Snotlout Jorgenson 
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Snotlout in How to Train Your Dragon 2.
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Voiced by: Jonah Hill (Film) /Zack Pearlman (TV series)

Snotlout Jorgenson, Snotface Snotlout in the books, is a character from How to Train Your Dragon, both the book and films, in the books he is deceased while in the movies he's alive. He is 15 years old in the first film and 20 years old in the sequel.


  • Adaptational Heroism: In the books, Snotlout is Hiccup's murderous older cousin who keeps trying to kill him so as to become heir of the tribe. In the movies and TV show, Snotlout is Dumb Muscle at worst who makes tasteless jokes about Hiccup's leg and resents him being the hero; he even saves Hiccup on Outcast Island in the show and cries in the film when it looks like Hiccup has died. It is even implied in "Turn and Burn" that the various crazy schemes and the reckless chances he makes is out of a twisted attempt at getting Hiccup's approval as a leader.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Referred to as "Boy-o" by his father.
    • "Snot-hat" is implied to be one of these, from Dagur and the twins.
  • Amazon Chaser: In general, Snotlout has a preference towards the tough ones.
    • He cannot stop hitting on the competent and butt-kicking Astrid during the movie and first two seasons.
    • He's hitting on the smart (and later battle strong) Heather seconds after meeting her.
    • By the sequel, he's hitting on the violent and rough Ruffnut.
    • Race to the Edge reveals that this inclination isn't gender-exclusive, as he crushes on the male Thor Bonecrusher simply because of his tough and brutish demeanor.
    • And he took a liking to Queen Mala in Race to the Edge after seeing her effortlessly beat up two Dragon Hunters.
  • Ambiguously Bi: Flirts with every girl his age, but also has an obvious crush on Fishlegs' "Thor Bonecrusher" persona. Astrid openly comments that that he's fallen for him (which he makes no attempt at denying) and he gives Fishlegs a bittersweet and passionate kiss on the cheek after he stops being Thor for good.
  • Angst: The prospect he was going to lose Thawfest brought him to near tears and hyperventilating while riding Hookfang.
  • The Big Guy: Established as the best athlete among the kids, and despite his age is more than a match for many adult Vikings in combat.
  • Butt-Monkey: Snotlout is generally the one "bad things" happen to such as his dragon Hookfang disobeying orders or attacking him instead of the real target, his gullibleness making him an easy target for the twins.
  • Casanova Wannabe: Women find him repulsive. Even Fishlegs is shown to have more game than him.
  • Catchphrase: *gets flattened* "OOF! ...Bullseye."
  • Character Development: He grows into a better and better person as time goes by, going from a straight Jerkass to a Jerk with a Heart of Gold, with the Heart of Gold moments becoming more obvious as time goes by, particularly in Race to the Edge.
  • Character Exaggeration: In the movies he's brash and a bit abrasive but not that unpleasant. In the series he's an out-and-out Jerkass and often times takes it Up to Eleven by stacking the Jerkass Ball on top of his normal jerkishness in order to drive the plot of the episode ("Thawfest" and "Gem of a Different Color" in particular). However, the above Character Development takes him past this.
  • Chew Toy: In the series, if someone is going to get an Amusing Injury it's going to be him.
  • Combat Pragmatist: In Race to the Edge, he informs Fishlegs that this is why he's able to keep up with opponents that are bigger and/or stronger than him.
  • Commander Contrarian: While the twins are usually too stupid to follow orders, Snotlout is the one who actively challenges and defies Hiccup's authority as both leader of the Dragon Riders and heir to the Chiefdom of Berk. While he does get better as the series progresses, learning that leading both has its fair share of stress and consequenses, his ego is still a recurring problem for the riders.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: While he's often a Miles Gloriosus and not all that bright, he is a very capable fighter, as shown in "The Defiant One", armed only with a connecting rod.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: His thugish appearance and dark clothing contrast his noble nature and while he does have some jerk moments, he has shown some hart of gold and will help his friends.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Occasionally, usually at the expense of the twins or when Fishlegs is having a Nerdgasm.
  • Don't You Dare Pity Me!: Actively tries - and fails - to keep his more vulnerable side out of sight, usually answering it with aggression or stubborn pride hoping to protect his ego.
  • Dude, Not Funny!:
    • In-universe example. He makes a few jokes alluding to Toothless being unable to fly in "What Flies Beneath". Astrid and Hiccup were not amused.
    • Neither Astrid or Hiccup were amused by his mocking of Frozen Fin Hofferson, but Astrid quickly made him regret that.
  • Dumb Muscle: This is how he fights said Outcast vikings twice his size, though he can come up with an Indy Ploy with hand to hand combat.
  • Foil: He's the "classic" to Hiccup's nontraditional viking. Both seek the approval of their fathers. As Hiccup proves himself to the rest of the village and gains more respect, Snotlout ends up taking his place as village outcast and begins to display the same feelings of inadequacy that Hiccup did at the beginning of the series.
  • Freudian Excuse: From the glimpses of his family in the television show, it is easy to see how Snotlout is a product of his upbringing, since his father, Spitelout, is shown to be just as arrogant and disrespectful as his son, and places great pressure on Snotlout to meet his incredibly high standards and preserve the family reputation.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: During the first two seasons the other Dragon Riders tolerate him but make it quite clear that none of them particularly like him, hanging out with him solely because they're in the same age group and part of the Dragon Academy. He seems to have lost this in the third season, with the twins (mostly Tuffnut) becoming this instead.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: While nowhere near Hiccup's level, Snotlout is capable of putting together simpler contraptions. Dawn of the Dragon Races reveals that he was the one who built the sheep launcher. Though, it took almost a hundred tries to get it right, and plenty of collateral damage. According to Hiccup, he became Berk's official weapons tester after Defenders of Berk. We are then shown him being launched out of a catapult he is testing.
  • Generation Xerox: Parallels can be made between Snotlout and two notable characters:
    • Snotlout bares many resemblances to his father Spitelout. Apart from looking like a younger version of Spitelout, Snotlout is loud, cocky, a lousy winner and is prone to think with his muscles rather than actually put in forethought (though Spitelout does present more sense in "Turn and Burn"). It is implied that the relationship between Snotlout and Hiccup parallel the relationship between Spitelout and Stoick, the later actively trying to get the former to follow orders as the former defies them in a twisted effort to get their approval.
    • Snotlout also has parallels with Alvin the Treacherous before his banishment. With Hiccup paralleling Stoick, Snotlout/Alvin both challenge Hiccup's/Stoick's authority every chance they get at the expense of the safety of others, leading to a turbulent history. The only deviantion being that Hiccup has more humility and less of a temper, giving Snotlout credit whenever it's due and keeping their relationship from completely falling apart.
  • Genius Bruiser: Downplayed. His strength is often noted (especially by himself), but his smarts are usually obscured because of his obnoxiousness and the fact he's not on Hiccup's level. However, he does show that he has a sharp mind frequently when in combat.When outnumbered 10 to 1 in Season 5 by Savage's men, he maneuvers around them and uses the terrain to his advantage, knocking out numerous mooks while also building traps to take care of some guards.
  • Genius Ditz: He's not particularly bright, but has a knack for coming up with ideas on the spot and is quite sharp tongued.
  • Get Rich Quick Scheme: He seems to be mildly prone to these for unknown reasons. In "Gem of a Different Color" he sells lucky rocks actually changewing eggs to various villagers, even getting one woman's son in payment. In "Tunnel Vision" he responds to Berk's lack of water by trying to sell the water he and Astrid were sent to get to alleviate the problem.
  • Height Angst: Brought up but averted in "Quake, Rattle and Roll", which establishes that Snotlout actually takes pride in the fact that he can take down opponents who are larger or taller than him because it means he gets to use combat pragmatism instead of just brute force.
  • Hidden Depths: Deep down, Snotlout is actually a good person and there's more to him than meets the eye.
    • He's quite a talented, if unscrupulous, businessman.
    • He really does care for Hookfang.
    • He really looks up to Hiccup and wants his approval.
    • He's occasionally quite smart.
    • He's actually a remarkably good teacher, as displayed in the Race to the Edge episode 'Quake, Rattle and Roll', when he teaches Fishlegs to be a Combat Pragmatist. While Fishlegs eventually wins the fight his own way, it's notable that Snotlout actually taught him well.
    • He's an expert at stitching, as shown in the Race to the Edge episode "Night of the Hunters - Part 2", where he and Hiccup put together dragon armor made from Screaming Death scales. He's even better than Hiccup, who's pretty good with fabrics himself, having stitched his flight suit and Toothless' tail by himself, with the latter being genuinely impressed by his work.
    • Snotlout steps up to leadership during an attack in Season 5 Episode 7 episode "Dawn of Destruction" , maneuvering the rest of the riders in hit and run tactics. While they still have to retreat, he managed to hold off at least 30 flyers with himself, the twins, and Fishlegs.
    • Hiccup stated in "Not Lout", that Snotlout likes to play the game, Maces & Talons.
  • Hopeless Suitor:
    • For Astrid. Even Astrid's voice actress agrees. After the film, it switches between playing sweet and flirty teasing. Astrid nearly throws up when he suggests her to be his "queen".
    • For Heather, as she politely rebuffs his flirtations and later admits he's not her type.
    • Zigzagged with Ruffnut. In the second movie, they were in a Love Triangle with Fishlegs, and she wasn't happy with either one...until they saved her from falling to her death. And while Ruffnut doesn't any romantic affection for him, she does mention to Grimmel that she does think he's handsome, but is still debating over whether to be with him or Fishlegs. In the end, she chooses Fishlegs.
    • For Valka, as she is visibly uninterested in his flirting.
  • Hunk: Has a strong jaw, is very muscular, and easy on the eyes.
  • I Just Want to Be Loved: Deep down, all Snotlout wants is to be loved and respected by his peers and community, the same as Hiccup.
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: Becomes more and more obvious as Hiccup continues to rise.
  • Jerkass Has a Point:
    • Generally, he tends to poke holes in some of Hiccup's worse ideas, being willing to loudly and bluntly call Hiccup out.
    • He might be an idiotic jerk, but in "What Flies Beneath" he accurately guessed that Toothless was too proud to accept Hiccup's help in fighting the Whispering Death.
    • While he acted like a bully to Fishlegs in "Iron Gronckle" he makes a good point in that Hiccup was the one to ultimately decide to leave Fishlegs, since he was the leader and the others have to follow him.
    • In "Edge Of Disaster, Part 1," in response to Hiccup saying that they don't want to hurt the dragons, he replies that the reverse (dragons hurting them) never seems to enter Hiccup's mind.
    • In "The Zippleback Experience," he states that if threatened, they're perfectly capable of taking their dragons (whom he describes as giant, flying, fire-breathing war machines) to fly out and blast their foes into oblivion. While Hiccup dismisses his statement, it's notable that this is precisely how the episode ended.
    • When the group tries to take an injured Speed Stinger back to the Edge, he points out just how bad of an idea this is, pointing out that they're very fast and aggressive, not to mention if they bring the dragon back, it might draw the rest of the pack to him. He turns out to be entirely correct, as the wounded dragon manages to paralyze several dragons and riders before the rest of its pack shows up to recover it.
    • "Defenders of the Wing Part 1" has Snotlout laugh at Viggo's offer of peace, bluntly saying it's a trap. He's not wrong.
    • When Gustav gets nervous about having to deal with traitorous Berserkers in "Something Rotten on Berserker Island", also stating that he feels more brave with his dragon, Snotlout gave him the harsh, but necessary truth that he won't always have his dragon to protect him.
    • Snotlout being angry at Hiccup and Astrid spending time together proves sound since the couple have been neglecting their other duties and were not there when Krogan and his men showed up.
  • Jerk Jock: According to "Thawfest" this is due to pressure from his family.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold:
    • A quick way to sum up Snotlout is to paraphrase Winston Churchill's quote about America: He'll always do the right thing, though usually after trying everything else first. As in the books, he's very huff-puff about growing up to be a manly Viking, but has a definite soft spot, especially for his dragon Hookfang, and his responses whenever Hiccup says that he's had a good idea also suggest that he looks up to Hiccup and values his opinion far more than he lets on.
    • In Race to the Edge, he gets more unambiguously heroic, while occasionally asking himself why the hell he's doing heroic things in the first place. One such example occurs in "The Next Big Sting", where he rejects Hiccup's plan to counter the Speed Stingers because it involved temporarily abandoning the other (incapacitated) riders.
      Snotlout: I'm not leaving anyone behind!
      Hiccup: Since when?
      Snotlout: Since now! Don't ask me why! I suddenly feel like being selfless and heroic.
  • The Lancer: Starts to share this position with Astrid after his Character Development makes him more competent and respected in the group. While Astrid is Hiccup's loyal Number Two who takes charge of the group in his absence, Snotlout is his loose-cannon foil who nonetheless maintains a mutual begrudging respect with Hiccup.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: If his comments cross a line with his fellow riders, he'll almost certainly be punished in some way. Safe to say, if he gets hurt, odds are he deserved it.
  • Last Stand: Prepares for this twice in "Total Nightmare", first when charging at the female Monstrous Nightmare for injuring Hookfang and later when facing off against the Titan Wing Nightmare. Before setting off, he tells Hiccup to take over and protect the female Nightmare's eggs if he dies during the fight.
  • Leader Wannabe: When Hiccup is forced to put Toothless back in the cove during "The Terrible Twos," Snotlout tries to use the fact that Hiccup no longer has a dragon to take his place as leader of the Academy. Astrid quickly reminds him that she, as Hiccup's second, will be taking the position. Making it worse is that he tends ignore or argue with Hiccup, which gets them in trouble.
  • Like Father, Like Son: He inherited his father's obnoxious, rule-breaking, arrogant nature.
  • Likes Older Women: In the third film he has the hots for Valka and continuously tries to impress her.
  • Made of Iron: Can take a giant rock to the face and shrug it off with a grin. He's also the most physically capable of the young Vikings, having won every Thawfest festival because of his strength and stamina.
  • Master of None: Shaping up to be this among his friends. He's not as inventive as Hiccup, but is fairly capable of putting together combat-related gadgetry, armor, and tactics. Astrid is a far more skilled fighter, but he's got a comparatively better track record against multiple opponents in fights. Snotlout is also physically the second-strongest viking, with only Fishlegs outweighing him in muscle by far. Finally, he's a Combat Pragmatist who's almost as wily as the twins but even they're quicker on the uptake than he is.
  • Meaningful Name: Snotlout is kind of pesky and obnoxious. He gets nicer, but he's still annoying.
  • The McCoy: To Fishleg's The Kirk, trying to get him to abandon his pacifistic, intellectual in favor of his more aggressive, impulsive, warrior side. He usually does this by antagonizing him like in "Worst in Show", where he uses his obnoxious boasting to get under Fishleg's skin and provoking his competitive side or helping him like in "Quake, Rattle and Roll!" where he tries teaching him how to fight dirty when Fishlegs tries to help the Gronkles in Dark Deep face the Catastrophic Quaken.
  • Miles Gloriosus: He has won every Thawfest game, but in daily life Astrid and Hiccup are much more reliable. That said, when he actually has to fight, he is very good at it.
  • Momma's Boy: Implied. Throughout Race to the Edge, it's been heavily hinted that Snotlout has a much healthier and closer bond to his mother than his father. His letters to her state he misses her hugs, learned stitching from her (and is proud of that), and never says a bad word about her, unlike with S Pitelout.
  • No Guy Wants to Be Chased: In "Free Scauldy," he spends nearly the whole episode flirting with Astrid when they're alone on a mission, much to her annoyance. When Astrid pretends that he's won her over and starts playfully flirting with him, Snotlout is visibly freaked out.
  • One-Man Army: Can fight off several fully grown men on his own with only his fists, and is shown to be the best fighter of the group by a wide margin.
  • Perma-Stubble: In second part, he and the other young male characters are sporting face fuzz. It's even lampshaded when both Fishlegs and Snotlout mention growing said hair for Ruffnut.
  • Prince Charming Wannabe: In the first film and all through-out the animated series, Snotlout tries and fails at every turn to get Astrid to like him, only to be rebuked every time. No matter how obvious her contempt for him is, he refuses to give up.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: His mother taught him how to stitch and it's a skill that he's happy to have. He's genuinely pleased when Hiccup compliments his sewing abilities in "Night of the Hunters - Part 2", and later spends some time agonizing over whether he should have used a lock-stitch or a cross-stitch on Toothless' armor.
  • The Resenter: "The Defiant One" reveals that a lot of his issues with Hiccup stem from jealously over Hiccup's accomplishments, especially in light of the fact that Hiccup is far from a conventional Viking. Given what we've seen of his father, and the way Snotlout was listing Hiccup's accomplishments as if they were things he'd heard over and over again, it could well be that we're hearing his father's sniping at his son for not seizing more recognition for himself.
  • The Rival: To Hiccup in the Thawfest games. Hiccup generally puts up with Snotlout with minor annoyance, but his drive to beat him in the tournament grows into a borderline obsession. The feeling is mutual on Snotlout's part.
  • Running Gag: Hookfang lighting his pants on fire, forcing him to leap into the nearest water source.
  • Sarcasm Mode: Utilizes this a lot in his commentary when the group is about to head into dangerous dragon missions in Race to the Edge.
  • Scary Impractical Armor: While all of the dragon-riders have their own custom-made armor by the beginning of How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, Snotlout's is the only one that is made more useless by it despite it being designed off of Hookfang (arguably the most aesthetically intimidating of the rider's dragons). His Badass Cape is repeatedly snagged whenever he tries to make a Three-Point Landing and his helmet done in Hookfang's likeness has a bad habit of being knocked at an angle, leaving him blind during fights.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The Manly Man to Fishleg's Sensitive Guy.
  • Shadow Archetype: To Hiccup. Snotlout represents what Hiccup could've become had he decided to be exactly what his father wanted him to be (see Foil).
  • Shipper on Deck: Throughout the course of Race to the Edge, he stops hitting on Astrid and decides that Hiccup "can have her". He calls Hiccup and Astrid "Hiccstrid" at one point and was genuinely overjoyed after learning about Hiccup and Astrid's Relationship Upgrade in "Shellshocked Part 2".
  • Spared by the Adaptation: Was killed in the 11th entry of the book series, but survives the entirety of the film franchise.
  • Strong, but Unskilled: He's even more physically gifted than Astrid, and is capable of taking on multiple opponents much bigger than him with ease. Despite this, however, he has no practical training or experience to put any of his skills to use and thus is generally useless to the group. This is reflected in his dragon riding as well, as Hookfang is second to Toothless in terms of abilities but Snotlout's lack of skill at riding him makes the duo much less useful than they could be. Mostly gone after the time skip, where he's shown to be a strong tactical fighter and has become much more skilled at riding Hookfang, with only his ego getting in the way of his potential.
  • Took a Level in Badass: While this applies to all of the dragon riders after the time skip, he goes from the most incompetent to comparable to Astrid. By season three of Race to the Edge, he seems to have completely gotten over his incompetence at riding a dragon and is now much more trusted and respected by Hiccup.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Snotlout becomes less and less of the Jerkass he was in the first movie.
  • Unacceptable Targets: In-Universe. Snotlout has a bad habit of taking pot-shots that go to far. He points out that it was Hiccup's fault that he can't fly on his own twice in one day, and he often brings up Hiccup's missing in one way or another, like proposing to use his prosthetic to bait Smokebreaths and trying to take it so that he could use it as a weapon against a pack of wild boars.
  • Unknown Rival: His rivalry with Hiccup is mostly one-sided on his part.
  • Unrelated in the Adaptation: He and Hiccup are cousins in the books. Here, it's never mentioned that the two are related.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds:
    • There are moments when you wonder if he and Hookfang aren't trying to kill each other, but Snotlout was visibly upset when it looked like Hookfang would have to be put down, and Hook does seem to genuinely care when Snotlout is in real trouble.
    • In the series episode "Cast Out" Hiccup acknowledges that he has this relationship with Snotlout as well. It gets more prominent in Race to the Edge, where they can go from genuinely friendly conversation to insulting each other in less than a minute.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy:
    • Snotlout has it even worse than Hiccup does. Spitelout places great pressure on Snotlout to meet his incredibly high standards and preserve the family reputation. Earning his father's love and approval clearly causes Snotlout a great deal of insecurity and anxiety, and in this way he is similar to Hiccup, though it is unacknowledged, since Snotlout either keeps it to himself or is in denial about his father's clearly unfair treatment of him.
      • He seems to have accepted that it's there by "Snotlout gets the Axe" in Race to the Edge, with a mini Calling the Old Man Out moment to the tune of 'if this doesn't make you proud of me, nothing will'. Spitelout being Spitelout, it mostly goes straight over his head - though he does mention that he was proud of Snotlout and knew that he could rely on him.
    • He has also grown to seek Hiccup's approval. He expresses his trust in him as a leader by being ultra competitive with him.
  • Wouldn't Hit a Girl: Played with. Before punching Tuffnut, he checks to make sure he's the male twin. In the second movie however, he is willing to smash Astrid in the face with his hammer just so that he can get the Black Sheep off of her in Dragon Racing.
  • Your Size May Vary: Consistently the shortest viking, but whether he's as tall as Astrid or half her size tends to be completely random.

    Tuffnut Thorston 
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Tuffnut in How to Train Your Dragon 2.
Click here to see Tuffnut in Race to the Edge
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Voiced by: T.J. Miller (First and Second Film and TV series) / Justin Rupple (The Hidden World)

Tuffnut Thorston is a teenage member of the Hairy Hooligan tribe. He is the fraternal twin of Ruffnut Thorston in the movie franchise and they are constantly arguing with each other, often to the point of physical violence, though never seriously enough to separate them for too long. In the first film he's 15 years old and 20 in How to Train Your Dragon 2. His dragon is a Hideous Zippleback named Barf and Belch, which he shares with his sister.


  • Adaptational Heroism: Unlike his book counterpart, Tuffnut isn't a psychopathic jerk. He's still a jerk (especially in the first movie), but he has his heart of gold moments.
  • Alliterative Name: Tuffnut Thorston.
  • Ascended Extra: He was just another of Hiccup's classmates in the books, gets a larger role (and a sister) in the films.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: He and Ruffnut get distracted very easily by even the simplest thing. Even the old standby of using something metallic to create a bead of dancing light to amuse Terrible Terrors (like cats) can get them fascinated.
  • Badass Beard: Invoked. Tuffnut ties his hair to make it look like a "full, manly beard".
  • Berserk Button: In The Hidden World, damaging his "full, manly beard".
  • The Berserker: When an enemy cuts it during the climax of the film, Tuffnut goes screaming berserk on the guy, chasing him across the ship deck waving a huge two-handed sword.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: He and Ruffnut can even turn their Large Ham nature or pranking into weapons when the time arrives.
  • Big Brother Instinct:
    • He will risk getting in fights with the most dangerous dragons to save Ruffnut.
    • Oddly averted in The Hidden World when the gang accidentally leave Ruffnut behind after a failed attempt to capture Grimmel. Despite the ostensible danger she should be in, he just says that he feels more sorry for whoever tries to imprison her. In his defense, he was 100% correct.
  • The Big Guy: If you want something blown up ask either or his sister. They'll be more than happy to do it!
  • Blatant Lies: In the third film he takes any opportunity to talk about his "full, manly beard". He has less facial hair than Hiccup and has just tied his braids together under his chin to fake it.
  • Book Dumb: Early on, as expressed in this little gem:
    Tuffnut: Wait, you mean read?
    Ruffnut: While we're still alive?
    • Later seasons of Race to the Edge, however, establish the twins - especially Tuffnut - as being exceptionally knowledgeable, mostly in obscure studies and sciences that the other characters, but maybe not the audience, have never heard of. invoked
  • Braids of Barbarism: Tuffnut by the second movie and third season for the show had traded his long loose hair for dreadlocks.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: Implied. "King of Dragons, Part 2" hints that he and Ruffnut possibly act silly and crazy on purpose so they won't have the "negative minds" of their peers. Case in point, when they start acting serious, they are able to accurately predict what the dragon hunters' strategy would be.
  • Butt-Monkey: Generally, if bad things happen to it will either be to him with his sister or Snotlout.
  • The Caligula: For the duration of "Reign of the Fireworms" after discovering that Dragon's Edge technically belongs to him and Ruffnut via an old family claim. They proceed to lord it over the other riders with insane and nonsensical laws and treat the others like minions and doing nothing about the imminent fireworm migration.
  • Catchphrase: Tuffnut has "Oh, I'm hurt! I am very much hurt!"
  • Chaotic Stupid: Along with his sister, Tuffnut is a Cloudcuckoolander with a penchant for random violence and sado-masochism. Despite at times being a Genius Ditz, many of his actions lack any real forethought and usually ends up creating a bigger mess.
    Dragon Hunter: Okay, I'll talk. Two convoys left earlier this morning headed for- [Tuffnut knocks him out with his mace.]
    Tuffnut: I thought that guy would never shut up. Am I right?
    Fishlegs: Tuff, he was just about to tell us everything!
  • Cheaters Never Prosper: In Dawn of the Dragon Racers, his and Ruffnut's 'secret plan' to win is to take a normal sheep and paint it black. This lets them 'win' up until Fishlegs shows up with the real black sheep, costing them the first race.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: He is pretty out there. Taken up to eleven with Tuffnut in the TV series, where he does things like talk to chickens and expect them to back him up on the tales he tells the rest of the Dragon Riders.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: He may be a clown, but he's dangerous.
  • The Ditz: He and Ruffnut are easily the dumbest of the main characters, and are all too likely to run around in circles with Insane Troll Logic.
  • Dumbass Has a Point: Tuffnut usually makes an insightful point despite being ditzy.
    • When Snotlout almost got Astrid killed and was disobeying Hiccup's suspension punishment, he and Ruffnut pointed out that either he should be expelled or Hiccup will risk losing the respect of the other dragon riders. Even though they were mostly just trying to take his dragon pen for themselves, Astrid overheard that and was amazed that they had a point.
    • He and Ruffnut both give some good reasons as to why bringing Heather into their team would not be easy: Either she would still refuse (Ruffnut) or the fact that she hasn't done what they've been doing for years now (Tuffnut).
    • He and Ruffnut both make some good points in "Defenders of the Wing Part 1" — Tuffnut points out that Viggo's ability to out-think his opponents is a strength, contrary to Hiccup's earlier statement. Ruffnut immediately hits him for the comment, but he accurately retorts she was thinking the same thing. And while she agrees with her brother's statement about Viggo, Ruffnut also points out that Tuffnut's insensitive comment will only worsen Hiccup's "obvious lack of self-confidence". Their arguments ends with Tuffnut making another valid point that Hiccup will have to be the one to find confidence in himself, but then (again, accurately) concludes that Hiccup is lacking even that.
  • Dumb Blonde: It would be charitable to say there's one whole brain between him and his twin. This is zigzagged in the TV series, especially Race to the Edge, as they shown a number of Hidden Depths that show they're smarter than they first appear, but often act as the official ditzes of the group.
  • Everybody Has Standards:
    • Along with the rest in "Cast Out Part 1", Tuffnut is just as angry with Snotlout when he pulled another selfish stunt that almost got Astrid killed.
    • Tuffnut reacts with mild disgust when Snotlout nearly burns Hiccup's hut with Hiccup and Toothless still in the hut in "Turn and Burn".
  • Everybody Hates Mathematics: In the TV series, it's shown that he and his sister are horrible at counting. Somewhat justified in that they are effectively the official idiots of the team.
  • Fearless Fool: One of Hiccup's monologues notes that he and Ruffnut "don't know when to be afraid."
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: When it comes to missions, at least. The first two seasons featured a recurring gag where Hiccup would split the riders up into separate teams and whoever was assigned to the twins would immediately protest and ask for a teammate swap.
  • Genius Ditz: While they may be dumb or crazy in most circumstances, the twins both seem to be experts in a lot of more unconventional fields, being more so with Tuffnut. Talents include speaking Spanish and Italian, interpreting abstract puzzles, working with fabrics, stone sculpting with Barf and Belch's gas, some dragon theories (like the Carvern Crasher's ability to collapse its skeleton), understanding Chicken (mostly Tuffnut), training Torch, inadvertently discovering penicillin, etc. Whether or not that most of these skills are all by accident, if they fake their idiocy or if their minds simply works on a level that the others can't comprehend is all up in the air.
  • Half-Identical Twins: The most prominent difference is the fact that Ruffnut has braids and Tuffnut is slightly taller.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • He and Ruffnut seem to have a love of exploring, so they tend to know quite a bit about Berk Island, including all the tunnels the Whispering Death hatchlings made. At least Ruffnut also seems to have a good memory for paths.
    • Tuffnut once rants about what it's like to be a twin, not having anything that's just his as opposed to theirs.
    • When stuck in a trap and left alone with Barf and Belch, Tuffnut becomes surprisingly philosophical with them.
    • Apparently when they were younger Tuffnut used to be scared of the dark, and Ruffnut used to be scared of him. To calm them both, their mother would sing them a Viking lullaby.
    • Ruffnut and Tuffnut manage to perfectly explain how adult-onset allergies work, to everyone's surprise.
    • He and Ruffnut are able to direct Barf and Belch to make very impressive Mount Rushmore-esque mountain sculptures.
    • When everyone was trying to piece together strips of paper, it's only Tuffnut and Ruffnut who correctly guess that they are parts of a map.
    • While Hiccup and Fishlegs are the most knowledgeable in the show about dragons, Ruffnut and Tuffnut demonstrate the most knowledge animal biology, being able to give full length definitions of symbiosis and parasitic relationships in nature, and deductions about new types of dragons. Given that they try to wrestle every animal they see, it's not surprising that they have a lot of hands of knowledge about animals both wild and domesticated.
    • He and his sister seem to have a pretty solid grasp of human psychology, being able to describe the five stages of grief and the effects of sleep deprivation of the mind.
    • He and Ruffnut are able to accurately explain to Hiccup how a dragon's acid would work underwater because of different viscosity. Leaving Hiccup shocked and Fishlegs impressed.
      Fishlegs: They're actually right.
    • In How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, when they are searching for eponymous location that is supposed to be at the edge of the world, he says the world is round based on the observation that both Sun and Moon are round, as well as stars, even if in that case it cannot be really seen because they are far.
  • Hypocrite:
    • Throughout Race to the Edge, Tuffnut has often made unflattery comments about Hiccup's skinniness despite the fact Tuffnut is just as skinny as him.
    • In the third film, he puts down Hiccup by referring to him as "skinnynote , with bad teethnote  and messy hair"note .
  • I Call It "Vera": Tuffnut refers to his mace as "Macey".
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: A chaotic prankster he may be, but he ultimately loves twin sister, friends, and Berk.
  • Large Ham: Tuffnut mostly, but both will get in on the action if they feel like it.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: During "Shock and Awe", he and Ruffnut repeatedly pull pranks on the other Riders as part of 'Loki Day', at one point nearly sabotaging the group efforts to free a captive Sea Shocker. At the very end of the episode, everyone decides to get payback and it is glorious.
  • Living Emotional Crutch: To Ruffnut. She mentions to Snotlout that she would do anything for her brother he's the most important person in the world to her.
  • Meaningful Name: Particularly his nickname ("Tuff") is a play on "tough".
  • Momma's Boy: Implied. Comments about his and Ruffnut's mother in Race to the Edge hints that Tuffnut has a close bond with his mother, given how protective he is of her.
  • My Sister Is Off-Limits!: Downplayed. Tuffnut doesn't hide his annoyance at males (Throk, Fishlegs, Snotlout) taking an interest in Ruffnut, but doesn't use violence to stop them. Usually because his sister can do so herself.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: In general if he begins treating a situation seriously, genuinely emoting, etc. you can bet they believe the other twin's life is in genuine danger or something not just dangerous but emotionally traumatic is going on (the latter exemplified when Ruff outright starts to break down in front of Hiccup when her dragon goes crazy and she is separated from everyone else). Another good example being both Ruff and Tuff dropping most of their comedic traits in "Bad Moon Rising", when Tuff believes he will become a Lycanwing and starts going insane.
  • Papa Wolf: Tuffnut goes ballistic and outright attacks Snotlout when the latter jokes about eating Chicken.
  • Pass the Popcorn: His and Ruffnut's first instinct whenever a new danger arrives is to head into the air to watch the show.
  • Precision F-Strike: In Race to the Edge, Tuffnut gets this line:
    Welcome to Rumblehorn hell.
  • Shipper on Deck: Became overjoyed after learning about Hiccup and Astrid's Relationship Upgrade in "Shellshocked Part 2". He spends most of The Hidden World giving Hiccup unwarranted, insensitive "advice" on how the latter should properly propose to Astrid.
  • Sibling Rivalry: He and Ruffnut are a classic case of the "bickering twins" stereotype.
  • Sibling Team: He rides the same dragon with Ruffnut, so naturally they always work as a team in a fight.
  • Single-Minded Twins: Started out as this with Ruffnut, sharing a fondness of trouble, destruction and violence, but after some character development Ruff seems to be the more competent twin and Tuff the more comedic twin.
  • Sophisticated as Hell: As shown in "Total Nightmare" where he (and Ruffnut use more archaic, formal and fancy words than they usually do.
  • Theme Twin Naming: He and sister are both nuts.
  • Token Evil Teammate: Downplayed and he shares this role with Ruffnut, but they are definitely the "bad guys" compared to the rest of the group. Both of them mention that their motivation for doing most things is seeing things get destroyed (typically through their dragon), conducting pranks all around Berk, or just simply getting themselves injured for no reason other than fun. When they find out the metal dragon perches they've been building are to help stop buildings collapsing from under the weight of dragons, they feel betrayed that they were coerced into helping things not break. According to Hiccup's narration in "Eye of the Beholder: Part One", as of Race to the Edge they have dedicated themselves to Loki and their pranks have gotten bigger and more frequent.
  • Too Kinky to Torture: Whenever someone jokes about a plan involving him getting seriously injured or sacrificed, the usual response is that he's happily to oblige.
  • Took a Level in Dumbass: Tuff and his sister weren't the brightest in the movie or the specials, but they weren't particularly stupid either. Mainly, Tuffnut was just egotistical, and no more so than Snotlout. Come the TV show, they've been downgraded into ditzes, completely missing things such as what Hiccup and Astrid are trying to convey when they say there is no Dragon Flight Club while trying to recruit them into it. After a few seasons, Race To The Edge started to play them with a more "crazy, not stupid" slant in keeping with their film characterization.
  • Trickster Twins: He and his sister live and breathe this trope constantly pulling pranks on Berk and to their friends especially on "Loki Day".
  • Twin Banter: Engages in this very often with Ruffnut.
  • Twin Telepathy: With Ruffnut — They call it 'twintuition'.
  • Uncanny Family Resemblance: Tuffnut looks exactly like his cousin, Gruffnut.
  • Unexpected Inheritance: As it turns out, one of his uncles had been at Dragon's Edge and laid a claim stone, meaning the island technically belonged to him and Ruffnut. Fortunately, they relinquish the claim by the end of the episode.
  • Use Your Head: He and Ruffnut cracked nuts on each others heads while watching lightning rain down on Berk.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Never seen apart from his twin sister and they're usually hitting each other. The behavior extends to their dragon.
  • Wild Card: More or less do he and his sister whatever they want whenever they want. No one in the group has any sort of control over them.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Tuffnut has no qualms about beating up his sister. Though, to be fair, Ruffnut usually asks him to, seems to enjoy getting beaten up, and certainly hits him back.

    Ruffnut Thorston 
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Ruffnut in How to Train Your Dragon 2.
Click here to see Ruffnut in Race to the Edge
Click here to see Ruffnut in How to Train Your Dragon
Click here to see Ruffnut in How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
Voiced by: Kristen Wiig (Film)/Julie Marcus /Andree Vermeulen (TV series)

Ruffnut Thorston is a teenage member of the Hairy Hooligan tribe. She is the fraternal twin of Tuffnut Thorston. She is often arguing with her brother, often to the point of physical violence, though never seriously enough to separate them for too long. In the first film she is 15 years old, and in How to Train Your Dragon 2, she is 20. Her dragon is a Hideous Zippleback named Barf and Belch, which she shares with her brother.


  • Abhorrent Admirer: Eret feels this way towards Ruffnut, wiping his face in disgust when she first kisses him. She also gains two in the form of Fishlegs and Snotlout.
  • Action Girl: Ruffnut's a brash girl who loves to blow stuff up.
  • Affirmative Action Girl: Why Ruffnut exists; without her the main cast would have only one girl.
  • Always Second Best: As it turns out, Ruffnut feels this way about Astrid.
    Ruffnut: Everyone's always talking about Astrid. How pretty she is. How smart she is. How muscular and shapely her upper arms are.
  • Ambiguously Bi: Ruffnut flirts aggressively with Eret from the first time she sees him. She's more subtle about hitting on Heather in Race to the Edge, but still opts to initiate contact, leaning one hand on the wall behind Heather and using a seductive tone of voice.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: They get distracted very easily by even the simplest thing. Even the old standby of using something metallic to create a bead of dancing light to amuse Terrible Terrors (like cats) can get them fascinated.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: He and Ruffnut can even turn their Large Ham nature or pranking into weapons when the time arrives.
  • Big Sister Instinct: She will risk getting in fights with the most dangerous dragons to save Tuffnut.
  • The Big Guy: If you want something blown up ask either her or her brother. They'll be more than happy to do it!
  • Book Dumb: Early on, as expressed in this little gem:
    Tuffnut: Wait, you mean read?
    Ruffnut: While we're still alive?
    • Later seasons of Race to the Edge, however, establish the twins as being exceptionally knowledgeable, mostly in obscure studies and sciences that the other characters, but maybe not the audience, have never heard of. invoked
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: Implied. "King of Dragons, Part 2" hints that she and Tuffnut possibly act silly and crazy on purpose so they won't have the "negative minds" of their peers. Case in point, when they start acting serious, they are able to accurately predict what the dragon hunters' strategy would be.
  • Butt-Monkey: Generally, if bad things happen to it will either be to her with her brother or Snotlout.
  • The Caligula: For the duration of "Reign of the Fireworms" after discovering that Dragon's Edge technically belongs to him and Tuffnut via an old family claim. They proceed to lord it over the other riders with insane and nonsensical laws and treat the others like minions and doing nothing about the imminent fireworm migration.
  • Canon Foreigner: In the books Tuffnut didn't have a twin sister.
  • Cheaters Never Prosper: In Dawn of the Dragon Racers, her and Tuffnut's 'secret plan' to win is to take a normal sheep and paint it black. This lets them 'win' up until Fishlegs shows up with the real black sheep, costing them the first race.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: With Fishlegs. It's presumed that they have known each other since childhood, remained friends as they grew into adulthood which includes them entering into a Love Triangle with Snotlout. However, in the third movie, Ruffnut chooses him because she likes "sensitive guys". Although it basically just consists of him crying into her chest at a wedding and we don't see anything after that, so this it was probably just a joke.]]
  • Cloudcuckoolander: She is out there. Taken up to eleven with Tuffnut in the TV series, where he does things like talk to chickens and expect them to back him up on the tales he tells the rest of the Dragon Riders.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: She may be clowns, but can be deadly and effective when the time comes.
  • The Ditz: She and her brother are easily the dumbest of the main characters, and are all too likely to run around in circles with Insane Troll Logic.
  • Dude Magnet: In the TV series, she wins the affections of Throk and then enters into a Love Triangle with Snotlout and Fishlegs in the second film.
  • Dumbass Has a Point: As (possibly) insane as she can be, she make good points once in a while.
    • When Snotlout almost got Astrid killed and was disobeying Hiccup's suspension punishment, the she and her brother pointed out that either he should be expelled or Hiccup will risk losing the respect of the other dragon riders. Even though they were mostly just trying to take his dragon pen for themselves, Astrid overheard that and was amazed that they had a point.
    • Ruffnut gives a huge "The Reason You Suck" Speech to Astrid in "Edge of Disaster Part 1" about her mean-spirited and catty comments towards her and Tuffnut, as well as pointing out that she hardly respects anyone that isn't Hiccup.
    • She and Tuffnut both give some good reasons as to why bringing Heather into their team would not be easy: Either she would still refuse (Ruffnut) or the fact that she hasn't done what they've been doing for years now (Tuffnut).
    • Both her and Tuffnut make some good points in "Defenders of the Wing Part 1" — Tuffnut points out that Viggo's ability to out-think his opponents is a strength, contrary to Hiccup's earlier statement. Ruffnut immediately hits him for the comment, but he accurately retorts she was thinking the same thing. And while she agrees with her brother's statement about Viggo, Ruffnut also points out that Tuffnut's insensitive comment will only worsen Hiccup's "obvious lack of self-confidence". Their arguments ends with Tuffnut making another valid point that Hiccup will have to be the one to find confidence in himself, but then (again, accurately) concludes that Hiccup is lacking even that.
  • Dumb Blonde: It would be charitable to say there's one whole brain between her and Tuffnut. This is zigzagged in the TV series, especially Race to the Edge, as they shown a number of Hidden Depths that show they're smarter than they first appear, but often act as the official ditzes of the group.
  • Eating the Eye Candy: She isn't exactly subtle about her admiring Eret's physique in 2.
  • Everybody Has Standards:
    • Along with the rest in "Cast Out Part 1", she was just as angry with Snotlout when he pulled another selfish stunt that almost got Astrid killed.
    • In Race to the Edge, Ruffnut (along with Hiccup) gave Tuffnut a Death Glare when he started gushing over how cool a dragon boneyard was.
    • Both her and Tuffnut react with mild disgust when Snotlout nearly burns Hiccup's hut with Hiccup and Toothless still in the hut in "Turn and Burn".
    • Ruffnut gives Tuffnut a good smack to the head in "Defenders of the Wing Part 1" when he makes an insensitive (but good pointed) comment on how Viggo's ability to out-think his opponents is a strength, not a weakness. She then argued that while she agreed with him, his comment doesn't help with Hiccup's "obvious lack of self-confidence".
  • Everybody Hates Mathematics: In the TV series, it's shown that she's horrible at counting. Somewhat justified in that she with Tuffnut are effectively the official idiots of the team.
  • Fearless Fool: One of Hiccup's monologues notes that she and her brother "don't know when to be afraid."
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: When it comes to missions, at least. The first two seasons featured a recurring gag where Hiccup would split the riders up into separate teams and whoever was assigned to the her and Tuffnut would immediately protest and ask for a teammate swap.
  • Genius Ditz: While she may be dumb or crazy in most circumstances, the she and Tuffnut both seem to be experts in a lot of more unconventional fields, being more so with Tuffnut. Talents include speaking Spanish and Italian, interpreting abstract puzzles, working with fabrics, stone sculpting with Barf and Belch's gas, some dragon theories (like the Carvern Crasher's ability to collapse its skeleton), understanding Chicken (mostly Tuffnut), training Torch, inadvertently discovering penicillin, etc. Whether or not that most of these skills are all by accident, if they fake their idiocy or if their minds simply works on a level that the others can't comprehend is all up in the air.
  • Half-Identical Twins: The most prominent difference is the fact that Ruffnut has braids and Tuffnut is slightly taller.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • Ruffnut was able to instantly realize that Meatlug laid eggs and was a girl, before Fishlegs was able to comprehend either.
    • She and Tuffnut seem to have a love of exploring, so they tend to know quite a bit about Berk Island, including all the tunnels the Whispering Death hatchlings made. At least Ruffnut also seems to have a good memory for paths.
    • While trying to save a beached Scauldron, Ruffnut bonds with it and keeps him calm as they help him. She names him "Scauldy" and even cuts off her braids to use as rope when they run out of rope for Scauldy's wing splint.
    • Apparently when they were younger Tuffnut used to be scared of the dark, and Ruffnut used to be scared of him. To calm them both, their mother would sing them a Viking lullaby.
    • Ruffnut and Tuffnut manage to perfectly explain how adult-onset allergies work, to everyone's surprise.
    • Ruffnut is capable of perfectly defining the meaning of a rhetorical question.
    • She and Tuffnut are able to direct Barf and Belch to make very impressive Mount Rushmore-esque mountain sculptures.
    • When everyone was trying to piece together strips of paper, it's only Tuffnut and Ruffnut who correctly guess that they are parts of a map.
    • She and Tuffnut seem to have a pretty solid grasp of human psychology, being able to describe the five stages of grief and the effects of sleep deprivation of the mind.
    • With her brother, she's able to accurately explain to Hiccup how a dragon's acid would work underwater because of different viscosity. Leaving Hiccup shocked and Fishlegs impressed.
      Fishlegs: They're actually right.
    • While Hiccup and Fishlegs are the most knowledgeable in the show about dragons, Ruffnut and Tuffnut demonstrate the most knowledge animal biology, being able to give full length definitions of symbiosis and parasitic relationships in nature, and deductions about new types of dragons. Given that they try to wrestle every animal they see, it's not surprising that they have a lot of hands of knowledge about animals both wild and domesticated.
  • Hopeless Suitor: Downplayed. Near the climax of the first movie, she has a crush on Hiccup, who obviously isn't interested given his feelings for Astrid, but she gets over it and it most likely was meant as a gag. In later installments, she's a Shipper on Deck for Hiccup and Astrid.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: A chaotic prankster she may be, she ultimately loves her twin brother, their friends, and Berk.
  • Large Ham: Tuffnut mostly, but she also will get in on the action if they feel like it.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: During "Shock and Awe", she and her brother repeatedly pull pranks on the other Riders as part of 'Loki Day', at one point nearly sabotaging the group efforts to free a captive Sea Shocker. At the very end of the episode, everyone decides to get payback and it is glorious.
  • Living Emotional Crutch: To Tuffnut. When she was captured by Viggo and his dragon hunters he became serious in wanting to save her.
  • Meaningful Name: Her and Tuffnut's names, particularly their nicknames ("Ruff and Tuff") are a play on "rough and tough".
  • Motor Mouth: She keeps rambling on and on while imprisoned by Grimmel, until he gets fed up and lets her go. Although this particular instance is an example of an Invoked Trope, Tuffnut's Pity the Kidnapper comment implies this is an usual trait of hers.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: In general if she begins treating a situation seriously, genuinely emoting, etc. you can bet they believe the other twin's life is in genuine danger or something not just dangerous but emotionally traumatic is going on (the latter exemplified when Ruff outright starts to break down in front of Hiccup when her dragon goes crazy and she is separated from everyone else). Another good example being both Ruff and Tuff dropping most of their comedic traits in "Bad Moon Rising", when Tuff believes he will become a Lycanwing and starts going insane.
  • Pass the Popcorn: Their first instinct whenever a new danger arrives is to head into the air to watch the show.
  • Pity the Kidnapper: When she's held captive by Grimmel in The Hidden World she natters on constantly until he's infuriated into just letting her go to get rid of her. It turns out she was doing this deliberately. Unfortunately it also turns out Grimmel heard her mentioning the tribe's new island base and followed her to back to the others.
  • Precision F-Strike: In "Bad Moon Rising", Ruffnut mutters "oh, god".
  • Progressively Prettier: While Ruffnut would never be considered a real beauty like Astrid (to some people- even in the first movie there were a decent amount of fans who thought she was hotter than Astrid), in the first film (and TV series) she's almost indistinguishable from her brother, almost to the point of being a borderline Gonk. By the sequel she's far more feminine, and in the third film she's regularly acting outright sultry (with varying degrees of success) and is considered downright gorgeous by many fans, with several preferring her looks over Astrid.
  • Shipper on Deck: Became overjoyed after learning about Hiccup and Astrid's Relationship Upgrade in "Shellshocked Part 2". She even states how the two are "practically married" in The Hidden World.
  • Sibling Rivalry: With Tuffnut, they are a classic case of the "bickering twins" stereotype.
  • Sibling Team: She rides the same dragon with Tuffnut, so naturally they always work as a team in a fight.
  • Single-Minded Twins: Started out as this with Tuffnut, sharing a fondness of trouble, destruction and violence, but after some character development Ruff seems to be the more competent twin and Tuff the more comedic twin.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: She's torn for a while between Fishlegs and Snotlout, but eventually settles on Fishlegs because "I like sensitive guys".
  • Slapstick Knows No Gender: Ruffnut is just as prone to comedic abuse and injuries as her brother. Not only does she not mind, but she enjoys the abuse as much as her brother.
  • Sophisticated as Hell: As shown in "Total Nightmare" where she and Tuffnut use more archaic, formal and fancy words than they usually do.
  • Theme Twin Naming: With Tuffnut, as they're both nuts.
  • They Do: She eventually decides to hook up with Fishlegs at Hiccup and Astrid's wedding.
  • Token Evil Teammate: Downplayed and shares this role with Tuffnut, but they are definitely the "bad guys" compared to the rest of the group. Both of them mention that their motivation for doing most things is seeing things get destroyed (typically through their dragon), conducting pranks all around Berk, or just simply getting themselves injured for no reason other than fun. When they find out the metal dragon perches they've been building are to help stop buildings collapsing from under the weight of dragons, they feel betrayed that they were coerced into helping things not break. According to Hiccup's narration in "Eye of the Beholder: Part One", as of Race to the Edge they have dedicated themselves to Loki and their pranks have gotten bigger and more frequent.
  • Tomboy: Ruffnut in a way similar to Astrid.
  • Too Kinky to Torture: Whenever someone jokes about a plan involving her getting seriously injured or sacrificed, the usual response is that they're happily to oblige.
  • Took a Level in Dumbass: Ruff and her brother weren't the brightest in the movie or the specials, but they weren't particularly stupid either. Mainly, Tuffnut was just egotistical, and no more so than Snotlout. Come the TV show, they've been downgraded into ditzes, completely missing things such as what Hiccup and Astrid are trying to convey when they say there is no Dragon Flight Club while trying to recruit them into it. After a few seasons, Race To The Edge started to play them with a more "crazy, not stupid" slant in keeping with their film characterization.
  • Trickster Twins: With Tuffnut, as they live and breathe this trope constantly pulling pranks on Berk and to their friends especially on "Loki Day".
  • Twin Banter: Engages in this very often with Tuffnut.
  • Twin Telepathy: with Tuffnut — They call it 'twintuition'.
  • Uncanny Family Resemblance: She and her cousin, Agnut, look almost exactly alike except for different hair colors.
  • Unexpected Inheritance: As it turns out, one of her uncles had been at Dragon's Edge and laid a claim stone, meaning the island technically belonged to her and Tuffnut. Fortunately, they relinquish the claim by the end of the episode.
  • Use Your Head: She and Tuffnut cracked nuts on each others heads while watching lightning rain down on Berk.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Never seen apart from Tuffnut and they're usually hitting each other. The behavior extends to their dragon.
  • Wild Card: More or less do she and Tuffnut do whatever they want whenever they want. No one in the group has any sort of control over them.
  • Women Prefer Strong Men: All of the men who have been attracted to her and/or vice-versa have one thing in common: They are all noticeably beefy. These include Throk, Eret, Snotlout, and Fishlegs.
  • Women Are Wiser: Downplayed. Not by leaps and bounds, but Ruffnut is noticeably quicker on the uptake than her brother and sometimes has to restrain him from doing something particularly stupid even by their standards.

    Gothi, the Village Elder 
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A tiny old woman. She is a respected elder of the village who not only selects the top graduate of the Dragon Academy back when they killed them, but also is the augur of the village.


  • Ascended Extra: She takes a more prominent role in the series as the go-to healer.
  • Berserk Button: Do not break her staff.
  • Cool Old Lady: Don't let the fact she doesn't speak fool you, she will hit you if you bad-mouth her.
  • Crazy Cat Lady: In the second film, she has at least half a dozen Terrible Terrors living with her (and sleeping on her bed).
  • Distinction Without a Difference: According to rumor, she can tell you when you will die by looking at your fingernails. Gobber assures Astrid and Fishlegs this is completely wrong. She looks at your tongue.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": In old Norse, Gothi is the title of a priest, not an actual name. Admittedly, it is the masculine form, but it still fits with her use of divination and general reverence from the community.
  • Miniature Senior Citizens: She is the shortest adult. She's even shorter than any of the teens. (That said, a flashback shows that she had the exact same build as a teenager.)
  • Screw Politeness, I'm a Senior!: Has no problem smacking Gobber in the face with her staff for smart remarks or writing something towards Hiccup that's so insulting that Gobber refuses to translate it. She also does the same with Hiccup towards Stoick.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: See above. More than once, Gothi's staff scribbles are met with a response of "I can't say that!"
    Gobber: "I can't say that to him, he's the chief's son!"
    Hiccup: "Whoa, whoa, that's still my dad you're talking about!"
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Gobber's homemade yak noodle soup.
  • The Voiceless: She has yet to speak a word, communicating through traced images instead.
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    Spitelout Jorgenson 
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Voiced by: David Tennant (Film and TV Series)

Spitelout is Snotlout's father and the village's second-in-command. Much like his son, he is a brash, arrogant and none-too-bright viking who prefers to act first and think later. He possesses a rather strong rivalry with Stoick, which has caused him to place a large amount of pressure on his son to become a better viking than Hiccup. Despite these many flaws, he is above all else a genuinely reliable viking who always pulls through in the end.


  • Abusive Parents: Bullies his son relentlessly and is suggested to beat him when he doesn't meet his expectations.
  • Action Dad: The father of Snotlout and is capable in a fight.
  • Adaptation Name Change: In the books, Snotlout's dad is named Baggybum the Beerbelly.
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: He has bushy, black eyebrows.
  • Dad the Veteran: Like every other adult, he fought in the war against the dragons.
  • Depending on the Writer: Whether he's a morally grey and borderline-abusive parent, a comically inept blowhard, or a slick Lovable Rogue varies depending on the episode.
  • Foil: To Stoick. Both experienced Vikings whose relationship mirrors their sons as well as how both sons want their respective fathers' approval. However, Stoick is usually level-headed and Hiccup is more honest with him, while Spitelout is often hot blooded and Snotlout is afraid to be open about his actual feelings toward his father. Also, Stoick lets Hiccup make his own choices but Spitelout often does the opposite with his son.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Spitelout has a scar under his right eye.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: Implied to be developing one with Gustav, a teenage Viking.
  • Jerkass: He's hard on his son and cold to those he sees as beneath him. The one man he views as an equal, Stoick, he also treats with disdain.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: He's critical of Hiccup's plan to use the Dragon Eye to explore beyond the archipelago, pointing out that Dagur has just escaped from Outcast Island and is bound to cause trouble. Stoick agrees with him, although he points out that Hiccup has valid reasons to leave Berk anyway.
  • Large Ham: Spitelout is very loud, and very boastful. Being voiced by David Tennant also helps.
    Spitelout: SPITELOUT! SPITELOUT! OI! OI! OI!
  • Laser-Guided Karma: In "A Time to Skrill", the titular dragon zaps him and leaves him unable to speak, allowing Snotlout to mock him a bit and put words in his mouth despite his protests.
  • The Lancer: He's Stoick's second in command and rival.
  • Meaningful Name: He tends to be spiteful to Stoick.
  • Papa Wolf: Part of the reason he was trying to get revenge on Singetails on his former stocking island in "Wings of War Part 2" is because they tried to kill Snotlout,
  • The Rival: To Stoick, but only in the Thawfest games. It's implied they were direct rivals, when they competed, which is now done indirectly through their sons.
  • Sore Loser: He doesn't like the idea of his family losing a single Thawfest game.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: His son looks like a smaller, beardless version of him.
  • Took a Level in Badass: After becoming a member of the auxiliary Dragon Riders.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Downplayed in the second half of Race to the Edge season one. He is shown to have slightly nicer moments, but is still abrasive and rather rude towards his son.

    Bucket and Mulch 
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Bucket (left) and Mulch (right).
Bucket voiced by: Thomas F. Wilson
Mulch voiced by: Tim Conway (Riders and Defenders) and Tom Kenny (Race to the Edge)

Bucket — True to his name, he wears a bucket on his head. The bucket serves as a protection for his skull, which had been fractured in a Dragon attack years ago. It also contracts whenever a storm is on the way.

Mulch — His right hand has been replaced by a hook and his left leg by a wooden stick. He is a fisherman, and is often seen alongside Bucket.


  • Achey Scars: The tightness of Bucket's bucket is usually a sign of a large storm.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: Having had his skull cracked open by a dragon pre-Red Death, Bucket acts with... lower cognitive efficiency.
  • Artificial Limbs: Mulch is missing his right hand and left leg, and Bucket has lost his right hand in addition to half his brain.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Turns out the two goofballs are just as badass as any Viking from Berk, in "View to a Skrill, Part One" they were outnumbered by Berserkers and still nearly won the fight.
  • Big Guy, Little Guy: Bucket is a large rectangle of a man compared to short, spherical Mulch.
  • Bucket Helmet: Bucket, naturally, in contrast to his fellow Vikings. Even so, he took a mace to the head and wasn't even dazed.
  • Canon Foreigner: Appear exclusively in the TV series.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Bucket, as a result of a dragon-induced traumatic brain injury that "cracked his skull." He wears a Bucket Helmet and has some obvious memory and attention problems.
  • Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: Mulch frequently gives the forgetful Bucket verbal prompts, and tries to find him when he wanders off.
  • Demoted to Extra: Not that they were ever main characters, but they are seen much more frequently in the first season than the second (but see Beware the Silly Ones above when they do show up in season two).
  • Disability Superpower: "When [Bucket] lost half his brain...he suddenly became an artist." Not just any artist either, but the best in Berk.
  • The Guards Must Be Crazy: Bucket is a terrible guard because he didn't call for help or even calmly look inside Heather's cell before opening it and getting knocked out.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: It is never stated exactly why, but they are always seen together. One is barely ever seen without the other, usually helping each other out whether it's evacuating villagers or tending farm animals. Mulch could be a relative that lives with him, an old friend who wants to be there for him, he could have been assigned to be Bucket's caretaker since his injury leaving him unable to take care of himself, or there could have been something else...
  • Hidden Depths: Who knew that Bucket was a talented painter?
  • Those Two Guys: When seen apart, it's only because Bucket has wandered off. Thus naturally when they become dragon riders, they share a Zippleback together.
  • Took a Level in Badass: The two join the auxiliary riders in Race to the Edge.
  • True Companions: To Gobber and Stoick. When Mildew was driving a mob against Toothless they stayed loyal to Stoick because he is their Chief.

    Mildew 
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Voiced by: Stephen Root

Mildew is a cantankerous and ugly old viking who works as a shepherd along the outskirts of Berk. He possesses a deep-seated hatred of dragons, which causes him to become utterly outraged after the village begins to embrace them following the events of the first movie. While physically frail, he is quite crafty, and is more than willing to ally himself with the Hooligan tribe's greatest enemies in order to eliminate the dragons from their society.


  • All of the Other Reindeer: Despite his ability to sway public opinion against the dragons, Mildew is widely disliked amongst the adult Vikings; so much that they collectively decided to build his house well outside of Berk proper. When they recall surviving a blizzard, his fellow townsfolk speak of him thusly:
    Bucket: It took us a week just to dig Mildew out.
    Mulch: And the rest of our lives to wonder why we bothered.
  • Animal Nemesis: Downplayed. Mildew deeply resents the presence of the Dragons, and conspires to see them exiled from Berk. In "Dragon Flower", he poisons them..
  • Bestiality Is Depraved: Implied as strongly as a kids' show can - the wall of his hut contains paintings of his three wives and his pet sheep, leading Hiccup to make the obvious conclusion.
  • Big Bad: As close as Season 1 has to a main villain. Alvin the Treacherous is a bigger threat, but not around enough to count. As of "We Are A Family, Part 2" Mildew has become the Evil Genius of the Outcasts which makes Alvin the true Big Bad.
  • The Bluebeard: Implied. Mildew is thrice-widowered, and the obvious, wistful joy he takes in reminiscing about his wives' funerals is both disturbing and suspicious.
  • The Bus Came Back: Returns in the spin off game School of Dragons, revealing he's abandoned the Outcasts and is living on his own. It eventually turns out he's now fallen in with the Berserkers.
  • Canon Foreigner: Only appears in the TV series.
  • Destroy the Evidence: From his years of dragon hunting he has a pair of Zippleback boots and claw of a Monstrous Nightmare. He used to frame those two for some crimes and once the dragons are gone, he tossed them into the ocean.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Hiccup. Both are outcasts in Berk who finally managed to find their place through dragon training. Mildew just needed to become another kind of Outcast to make it work.
  • Evil Genius: Of the Outcasts as of the season finale. He teaches dragon training.
  • Evil Gloating:
    • Mildew tends to this whenever he thinks he's notched a petty victory against Hiccup, though his intent is usually undermined by Hiccup's tendency to carefully consider the implications of whatever Mildew has said when trying to solve a problem.
    • In "Alvin and the Outcasts," Mildew makes the mistake of prematurely gloating over Hiccup's likely capture in front of the much more-direct Astrid, who simply punches Mildew's lights out before he can alert Alvin of Hiccup's whereabouts.
  • Evil Old Folks: He's the oldest person on the island is constantly plotting evilly against the kids.
  • Evil Plan: Banish/kill every dragon on Berk. His rationale is that they're Always Chaotic Evil, so Hiccup usually defeats him by proving the opposite.
  • Face–Heel Turn: He wasn't exactly on the side of Hiccup, but this still applies considering he is on the Outcasts' side at the end of season 1.
  • Grumpy Old Man: The ill-tempered town crank who loathes the dragons and the nuisance they pose to both his property and Berk. His status is lampshaded by Gobber in "How to Start a Dragon Academy"
    Gobber: Ah, here's Mildew with the complaint o' the day.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Seems he preformed one the same time as Alvin. Alvin was betrayed by Dagur, he then sided with Hiccup and Stoick. So Mildew (still loyal to Alvin) did the same.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Stays behind on Outcast Island to help the group escape at the end of "We Are A Family Part 2" Subverted because he planned on staying to teach Alvin how to tame dragons.
  • Irony: Berk's number one dragon hater becomes the Outcasts' number one dragon trainer.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: When introduced, Mildew is unable to sleep for the dragons tromping about on his roof, and he finds they've decimated his crops. He's entirely correct to point out the dragons' destructive potential, and that they can't be allowed to run loose and destroy property. He also does this unintentionally, since his observations of Hiccup's failures, while calculatedly mocking, are astute enough that Hiccup inevitably uses them as a source of advice.
  • Karma Houdini: Every time Mildew does something that would warrant severe punishment, he is able to hide the evidence or manipulate things so that he wouldn't be directly blamed, otherwise he wouldn't be on Berk for long.
    • He gets away with framing the dragons and rendering the village vulnerable to attack from the Outcasts, and the only real "punishment" he suffers is the dragons earning their way back into the village. Stoick is suspicious, however, and Hiccup makes it clear he'll be watching.
    • Subverted in "Dragon Flower", where it looks like he was going to get away with trying to poison and kill the dragons, but starts suffering amusing injuries one after another near the end. The only thing more appropriate would have been exile. Not only that, but he is on Stoick's bad side for his actions, who is now aware he is trying to do any act to get rid of the Dragons.
    • As of "When Lightning Strikes" Tuffnut and Snotlout came up with a way to get him back for turning the town on Toothless in that episode: put a stature of Thor that is essentially a giant lightning rod right outside his front door. He gets zapped right before the credits.
  • Lean and Mean: Mildew is notably the wiriest of all the adult Vikings, with a reputation as a sourpuss.
  • The Mole: He acts as this for Alvin after Dagur takes over the Outcasts.
  • Motive Decay: His motive has downgraded from driving the dragons out of Berk to getting rid of Hiccup and Toothless. By the end of the first season his motives have decayed to the point that he is willing to abandon his home and side with someone who himself wants to train dragons, JUST to prove he is superior to Hiccup. His speech about outsmarting Hiccup is full of pride and glee; the previous times Hiccup has beaten him have really gotten to him).
  • Non-Human Sidekick: His pet sheep, Fungus.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: Started out as more of an annoyance than an actual threat, but as the series continues, he's been getting more and more heinous in his actions. He comes dangerously close to getting them banished and then tries to outright kill them with poisonous flowers. Then comes the "We Are a Family" two-parter, where he betrays Berk and tricks Hiccup into teaching him how to train dragons so he can pass the knowledge onto Alvin.
  • Pick on Someone Your Own Size: Even when he feels he's gotten his way, Mildew doesn't hesitate to personally antagonize the Viking teenagers, especially Hiccup.
  • Retired Badass: Mildew uses a large glaive decorated with several dragons' teeth as a walking staff, and his home is decorated with a painting of him delivering a Coup de Grâce to a dragon, a mounted dragon skull, several weapons and other dragon-related Battle Trophies.
  • Rewarded as a Traitor Deserves: His reward for betraying his chief's son and entire tribe to the Outcasts? Living in constant terror of being punished by his new Bad Boss for his repeated failed plans and constantly needing to prove he hasn't outlived his usefulness. It's unknown whether he was reduced to a servant feeding/taking care of their trained dragons before or after Dagur took over the Outcasts but a fitting result regardless.
  • Senior Creep: Although the Vikings have sided with Mildew a few times when the problem at hand concerned dragons doing damage, they still find him unpleasant and as such built his house all the way on the other side of Berk. Hell, Gobber even admits it took the Vikings one week to dig Mildew out of the ice from a blizzard and the rest of their lives thinking about why they even bothered.
  • The Social Expert: He displays several of these traits, most of them the very reasons he can be threatening, primarily to avoid being expelled from the Island or just antagonizing Hiccup. "When Lightning Strikes" shows he is fully capable of downright exploiting the irrationality and fear of the residents against Toothless to a frightening effect. This almost got Toothless boarded on a boat to nowhere that Stoick was unable to stop because of the panic everybody was in.
  • Staff of Authority: He likes waving his spear about when fear mongering or some other plan to get rid of dragons.
  • Villain Decay: Inverted. He becomes increasingly more dangerous as the series progresses. From getting the dragons expelled for awhile, to nearly killing them with poison, to manipulating a crowd against Hiccup and Stoick. Then he defects to the Outcasts and becomes Alvin's dragon trainer.
  • Villain Team-Up: Sides with the Outcasts to capture Hiccup and Toothless. Then he tricks Hiccup into teaching him how to train dragons while pretending to have been betrayed by them, allowing him to teach Alvin after he is "captured" during Hiccup's escape.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: He is completely absent from Race to the Edge, without any explanation.

    Gustav Larson 
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Gustav in Race to the Edge.
Click here to see Gustav in Riders of Berk
Voiced by: Lucas Grabeel

A young boy who idolizes the dragon riders, Snotlout in particular, and seeks to emulate them in every way. While well-meaning, he is generally rather careless and gung ho, which often causes problems for those around him. He was named the Dragon Academy's junior-apprentice-auxiliary-reserve-back-up-replacement-rider-in training-fourth class by Hiccup during the first season of Race to the Edge.


  • Abhorrent Admirer: Gustav flirts with Astrid in the same way Snotlout does. Astrid reacts to it with disgust because Snotlout's style turns her off immediately, and because Gustav is just a kid who's convinced he's winning her over.
  • Abusive Parents: His mother once sold him to Snotlout in order to get her hands on a priceless jewel. We later find out she's been known to not pay attention to him for days. Played for Laughs whenever its brought up.
  • Ascended Extra: Was initially a oneshot kid who idolized Snotlout and was a sidekick he got for one of his schemes. He then started recurring more often before ultimately getting his own dragon.
  • Ascended Fanboy: After having long looked up to the dragon riders, in Astrid's Team, he not only finally gets to realize his dream of being a proper dragon rider, he's named the leader of the auxiliary riders (despite being the youngest) by virtue of having the most riding experience.
  • The Baby of the Bunch: Deconstructed. It's Gustav's young age and immaturity, that made the older dragon riders not want him on their team.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: Especially in his first few appearances, where Snotlout (a total brat himself) was training him to be mini-Snotlout. This ends up being a lot funnier than most examples, before he grows into a few different tropes.
  • Canon Foreigner: Appears exclusively in the TV series.
  • Catchphrase: "Ah! A Gustav!"
  • The Cavalry: Usually tries to be this, but usually doesn't help. Eventually becomes the official cavalry after becoming leader of the auxiliary team.
  • Fake Defector: In "Race to the Edge"'s episode "Gone Gustav Gone," he pretends to pull a Mistreatment Induced Face–Heel Turn and join the Berserkers, in order to lead Dagur into a trap.
  • He Is All Grown Up: Gustav claims he's this in Race to the Edge (which takes place three years after Defenders), but since he was a kid beforehand he hasn't really grown that much.
  • Identical Stranger: Despite not being related, Gustav bares a strong resemblance to Snotlout.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: Implied to be developing one with Spitelout, an adult Viking.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Like Snotlout, except a bit more well-meaning and a lot more immature.
  • Keet: He's very enthusiastic, to say the least.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: When told he's not ready, he tends to brashly go out to try and show that he is - typically proving the opposite.
  • The Load: He's too young and inexperienced to really do what the others do, not that it curbs his enthusiasm. Hiccup ultimately agrees to let him work at the Dragon Training Academy until he's ready for formal training.
  • Naïve Newcomer: In both Riders and Race to the Edge, though in slightly different ways in each. In Riders he wants to jump into Dragon Training before he's ready to learn, causing a lot of trouble before he learns to take it slower. In Race to the Edge, he's readier to learn but picks a very poor time to ask for training, leaving him oblivious as to how things work on Dragon's Edge.
  • Older Than He Looks: If it wasn't for his voice, Gustav could easily be mistaken for a toddler when he first appeared in the TV series at thirteen.
  • Precocious Crush: Has an obvious crush on the older Astrid.
  • Sidekick: He initially appears as Snotlout sidekick in a couple episodes, before finding his own dragon and trying to join the Dragon Riders.
  • Sixth Ranger: Or at least training to be one, at any rate.
  • Spanner in the Works: To Dagur, twice. The second time was planned on his part, however.
  • Speak of the Devil: In "Gone Gustav Gone".
    Hiccup: What could possibly be worse than Dagur?
    (Gustav and Fanghook crash through the door)
  • Teens Are Short: He's twelve in the first two seasons, and half the size of Snotlout. In Race to the Edge, he's sixteen, and still easily shorter than any of the main cast.
  • The Thing That Would Not Leave: In Race to the Edge. Even the twins are horrified when they realize he isn't just there for a quick visit.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In Riders he starts off as The Load due to his inexperience, immaturity, and recklessness. Come Race to the Edge, an older Gustav is still immature and reckless, but has become more experienced at dragon riding to the point he was made the leader of the dragon team in Berk while the other riders are at The Edge.
  • Young and in Charge: Having been a rider longer than the rest of Astrid's auxiliary team, she appoints Gustav as their leader despite still being the youngest rider there.

    Silent Sven 

Silent Sven, also known as Sven, is an apparently mute Viking shepherd on Berk. Until, of course, he "broke his silence". Often appears in token appearances with Bucket and Mulch, and is part of the Dragon Riders auxiliary.


  • Elective Mute: Not just him, but his extended family is like this too. Hiccup actually mistook them for bounty hunters because of this, since they were standing off to the side, totally silent, and just watching him fly (turns out they're shy and just as quiet as Sven).
  • Flat Character: Doesn't have much characterization beyond his being mute.
  • Hidden Badass: Despite being not much more than a running gag of a character, he manages to fight the Skrill TWICE and come out of it fine. In addition to this, he's tamed a Monstrous Nightmare as his mount, a dragon that normally takes great strength of will and confidence to train.
  • Silent Bob

    Chicken 

Tuffnut's beloved pet chicken, which starts making recurring appearances in Race to the Edge. Surprisingly responsive and express and seems to understand Tuffnut, though everyone treats his relationship with it as ridiculous.


  • Amplified Animal Aptitude: Able to understand fairly complex commands and conversation, and learn techniques such as covering its tracks when its trying to hide from Tuffnut.
  • A Dog Named "Dog": It's a chicken... named Chicken.
  • Dead Pet Sketch: After Gobber thinks Skullcrusher has eaten Chicken, and then Stoick thinks afterwards that GOBBER ate Chicken, both independently try to do this. Tuffnut isn't fooled by either attempt, but Chicken turns up unharmed shortly after.
  • Team Pet: Fulfills this function more than the dragons do, plotwise.

Spoiler Characters'

    Epilogue Characters 

Zephyr Haddock

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Zephyr in How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.

Zephyr Haddock, first-born child and daughter of Hiccup and Astrid Haddock.


  • Like Parent, Like Child: In The Art of How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, she is described as having her father's nervous and inquisitive personality, carrying around her notebook everywhere she goes.
  • Patchwork Kids: She looks just like an adolescent Astrid, but with Hiccup's hair-color and freckles.

Nuffink Haddock

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Nuffink in How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.

Nuffink Haddock, second-born child and son of Hiccup and Astrid Haddock.


  • Like Parent, Like Child: The Art of How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World describes his personality as being very much like his mother, being both adventurous and turbulent. The nervousness seen in The Hidden World is only because he has never encountered a dragon before.
  • Patchwork Kids: He looks just like an adolescent Hiccup, but with Astrid's blonde hair.
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