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Fanfic / The Dragon and the Butterfly: Whiteout

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Mirabel and Hiccup Madrigal enjoy peace in their home, only to realize that it isn't as safe as they intend. A tyrant with aspirations of godhood seeks to conquer both of their worlds and it is up to the Madrigals to stop him.

The Dragon and the Butterfly: Whiteout is an Encanto/How to Train Your Dragon Crossover fanfic by HotPatooty. It is the third installment of The Dragon and the Butterfly Saga, sequel to The Dragon and the Butterfly and its drabbles spinoff Dragons, Butterflies, And Who Knows What Else?.

The fanfic can be read on Archive of Our Own here.

This fanfic provides examples of:

  • A God Am I: Drago states multiple times that he will become the God-Emperor of a world ruled by him, using the Madrigals as Super Soldiers as physical evidence of this.
  • Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: Karla seems to find Hiccup's methods of pampering dragons — like belly-rubbing Catastrophic Quakens with his whole body — rather embarrassing.
    Karla: Our dad's such a weirdo....
  • Ascended Meme: Apparently, Isabela started to own the "witch" moniker after being called one as a Running Gag.
  • Barrier Maiden: After Drago's defeat, Peep uses the candle to create a fog that keeps anyone that seeks to harm Berk away, making it a second safe-haven for the Madrigals.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For:
    • Dagur is elated when he finds out that they have Hiccup and Mirabel's kids as hostages. Or he was, until Drago makes him into Peep's glorified babysitter.
    • Drago wanted the Madrigal magic all for himself, believing that he alone should wield its power. He winds up getting what he wanted when Peep gives him the magic in the candle. All of it. He only has a few seconds to enjoy having all of the Madrigals gifts before its raw power reduces him to a pile of ashes.
  • Call-Back: When Isabela remarks that she's never having kids, Camilo remarks that it's because she found the "five babies" remark back when she was engage to Mariano off-putting.
  • Cassandra Truth: Jack and his friends accuse Karla of pushing him and hurting his head when she beats him in a race. Since Karla is prone to mischief, Fishlegs believes them and subjects her to yoga as punishment.
  • Central Theme: Taking responsibility for one's actions. The Madrigal-Haddock Triplets each need to learn to act responsibly for their own actions, Karla's Pride, Pedro's sloth and Peep's false-prudence being the cause of a lot of grief for the Encanto and eventually getting them captured by powers that would use their gifts for evil. Dagur has lived his life in denial that his own actions are what led to his exile, and while at first he blamed the Madrigals for it, it's when he is put in charge of Peep does he finally realize what he had done and tries to atone. Drago Bludvist, the story's Big Bad, claims that what he does is for the good of the world, but all he is is a power-hungry bully. When the Madrigals manage to undo his would-be Empire, all he can do is blame them for his failures, denying any part in his own downfall.
  • Cheesy Moon: When Mirabel asks why he's been such an Extreme Doormat lately, Pedro deflects with the following query:
    Pedro: ...How'd they get all that cheese on the moon?
  • Composite Character: In Dreamworks Dragons, Dagur reluctantly becomes The Dragon to Viggo Grimborn. Here, his master is Drago Bludvist.
  • Demoted to Extra:
    • Grimmel the Grisly, the Big Bad of How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, died before he could have met Hiccup.
    • In Race to the Edge, the Grimborne Brothers play a big part throughout the series, being the main antagonists for several seasons, and Viggo becoming Hiccup's Arch-Enemy and Shadow Archetype. Here, while Viggo is mistakenly believed to have been the one who kidnapped the triplets, Hiccup never actually meets Viggo or Ryker in the plot. While Viggo's dragon-hunting business makes him an ideological enemy to the riders, he is nothing more than a Red Herring, one of his clients Drago Bludvist being the actual culprit. By the end of the story, Viggo blacklists what remains of the Northern Alliance from his business for nearly brining the Madrigals onto his head over a misunderstanding and does everything in his power not to provoke them.
  • Epic Fail: One of Bruno's plays — a dictation of the life of Hernando — ended with a machine malfunction and him getting launched halfway across the village.
  • Everyone Has Standards: It's been stated that Karla often feels little remorse for the chaos she wroughts out of a sense of entitlement her gift gives her. With that said, even she realizes that she went too far when the Catastrophic Quakens destroy the town plaza.
  • Explosive Breeder: Pedro drew two rabbits into existence with his gift, not having a clue where all the other ones came from. Hiccup and Mirabel can only guess, though they don't say it out loud.
  • Extreme Doormat: Pedro seems content with doing whatever his sisters say with no actual agency of his own. This done more out of ignorance than any self-confidence issues, being too lost in his own little world to actually think about his actions in the real world.
  • Fatal Flaw: The fic addresses the personal flaws of each of the triplets.
  • Freudian Excuse:
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: While Ragnar the Rock thinks that all of them being Co-Dragons makes them friends, the rest of Drago's Elite generals hate him because of this, seeing him as nothing but a clingy imbecile.
  • From the Mouths of Babes: When Dagur explains in detail why he is so bitter and revenge-happy, even Peep — a six-year old girl — recognizes how delusional he is and points out that most of his problems are his own fault.
  • Hidden Depths: Much to Peep's amazement, she has potential for archery.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Drago is defeated when Peep gives him the candle (apparently on the instructions of the candle itself); he is briefly able to wield the full powers of the entire Madrigal family, but this causes his body to disintegrate itself as it can't handle the scale of power.
  • Horrifying the Horror: While Dagur tends to act more of a wise-guy to Drago than anyone else, even he knows when to shut-up around him.
  • Hypocrisy Nod: The irony isn't lost on Dagur that he had declared war on Berk for "conspiring with a dragon army" when that is exactly what he's doing with the Northern Alliance.
  • I Have Your Wife: When flattery fails, Drago falls back to threatening Peep if Karla and Pedro don't cooperate with him.
    Drago: Those children are powerful... too powerful... In truth, there's nothing stopping the girl from just running away... Or the boy from conjuring himself a way to escape[.] The other girl is...incentive. As long as they believe her life is in danger, they'll do anything to keep her from harm. Including serving me. Once I've trained them into complete obedience, we can get rid of her.
  • Kidnapped by the Call: The Triplets happen upon a group of Dragon-Hunters and Karla is quick to try and thwart them, only to get the three of them kidnapped by Dagur and hand-delivered to Drago Bludvist, kicking off his new Evil Plan to capture the Madrigals and use them as his own personal army of Super Soldiers.
  • Innocently Insensitive:
    • Karla's Super-Speed makes her rather brash and cocky.
    • While Pedro was flighty before, ever since he got his gift he seems to be less aware of his surroundings than usual. In one instance, he draws a waterfall while the entire family is waiting to go to the bathroom.
    • Peep's Safety Freak behavior tends to reach into this territory, often micromanaging everyone's behavior in order to "protect them" from any potential (usually imagined) dangers she comes across. The fact that she blows a whistle whenever this happens only serves to grate on everyone's nerves.
  • Irony: Karla's character arc seems to be the exact opposite the rest of her family went through in the first installment. While the Madrigals had lived with the creed of With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility to the point of toxic perfectionism and had to learn not to be so hard on themselves and each other, Karla is a Smug Super who believes in With Great Power Comes Great Perks and has to learn how her actions effect other people.
  • In Spite of a Nail: Despite the lack of a Dragon Eye and Dragon Hunters necessitating a trip to the "great beyond", Berk still established an outpost that would become Dragon's Edge. In this case, it's used by Fishlegs as a summer camp for young Berk children.
  • Lame Pun Reaction: It's when Fishlegs makes an "edutainment" pun does Karla feel a "shockwave of embarrassment through [her] bones," realizing that Camp Ingerman won't be as exciting as she wished.
    Karla: Ay Dios Mio... [slumps in her seat] Odin help me...
  • Lovecraftian Superpower: When under Drago's command, Pedro's Imagination-Based Superpower is Played for Horror. Instead of goofy illustrations manifesting from a bright-golden paint, it manifests as an Ominous Obsidian Ooze that either turns into hostile Eldritch Abominations or does... something that renders anyone caught in it an Empty Shell.
  • Missed Him by That Much: While Hiccup and Viggo were personal foes to one another in canon, here Viggo becomes a suspect on who had kidnapped the triplets, but they never actually meet. The closest they ever get to encountering each other is when he finds a mocking note left for Queen Mala and Hiccup almost raids Viggo's ship before he is talked out of his by Stoick and Valka.
  • Muggle Power: Drago plans on finding and enslaving every magic-user in the Encanto with the intent on using them as Super Soldiers, attaining the role of God-Emperor in a world where all humans and dragons are his thralls.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: In an attempt at intimidating them, Karla ends up confessing to Dagur that they are Hiccup and Mirabel's kids, that Berk has dragons and that there is a village full of other magical users who would be more than willing to walk into whatever trap Drago and Dagur have planned for all of them.
  • Noodle Incident: The only advice Pepa has to give to the kids when they are sent to Camp Ingerman is not to swim with their pants off. We are given no context for why, of all things, this was all she had to say, but we can only assume it's based on experience.
  • Phlebotinum Overdose: Drago's fate. Peep uses the candle to give Drago her family's magic, only for all of the raw power to vaporize him.
  • Pragmatic Villainy:
    • While Dagur is perfectly willing to torture a child, Drago decides not to do anything to her, seeing no point in doing so with their bargaining chip.
    • While the evidence points to the Madrigals and the Haddock Clan assuming that the Grimborn Brothers were the ones who kidnapped the triplets, Dagur dissuades them from this because Viggo embodies this trope to a tee. Being a realist and a pragmatist, he wouldn't be dumb enough to get the attention of people with Wrong Context Magic on their side. After Drago's defeat, his remaining lieutenants try to supplement their depleted stock of dragons with the Grimborn's business, only for Viggo to blacklist them because they had earned "the ire of a coven of magic users" and that if they're dumb enough to antagonize them, they will leave him out of it.
  • Psychoactive Powers: Whenever Pedro draws something into existence, it looks like its made from golden light and stylistically goofy. When Drago forces him to "kill" a test dummy with a sword, the sword he draws manifests as a black sword that melts into an Ominous Obsidian Ooze that stabs the dummy to pieces with barbed tentacles.
  • Puzzling Platypus: Pedro is convinced that the platypus is a made-up animal.
  • Self-Serving Memory: Years after his defeat, Dagur still abstains from any culpability in why everyone became his enemy. He calls the Berserkers disloyal because they were unwilling to die for his ego; that Berk "conspired" with a dragon army when he was the one who declared war on them by kidnapping an ally — violating Sacred Hospitality — for entirely selfish reasons; Hiccup betrayed him by choosing a "coven of magic-users" over him, even though their relationship was entirely one-sided and rather violent; he thinks the Madrigals "tricked" him into thinking they were gods when that was entirely his assumption, and calls Bruno selfish for "wasting his time" not showing him a prophecy, even though he had kidnapped him after saving him from getting crushed.
  • Shadow Archetype:
  • Shout-Out:
  • Sore Loser: When Karla manages to beat Jack in a race (both with and without her gift), he injures himself and lies to Fishlegs that she pushed him.
  • The Starscream: The thought of overthrowing Drago after he had conquered the world certainly has crossed Dagur's mind. Or maybe he'd take up knitting.
  • Summer Campy: After Dragon's Edge was established as an outpost, Fishlegs would use it during the summer as a retreat for Berk's children in the form of Camp Ingerman.
  • Tautological Templar: Drago is perfectly content with putting everyone in chains, burning the world down and sitting on a throne made from its ashes under the idea that as long as he's in charge, it would be a preferable alternative to the world that everyone is already living in.
  • Vile Villain, Laughable Lackey: Drago and Dagur seem to have this type of dynamic, Drago being the glower brute that sucks all whimsy from a room while Dagur tries acting all chummy and start small-talk around him (as fruitless as that would be).
    The unhinged man began to speak, in a phony accent. "I've got a delivery for a Mr. Bludvist, is there a Mr. Bludvist here?"
    Drago groaned, already tired of this foolishness. Even after ten years, his deranged lackey never got any less annoying.
  • Villain Opening Scene: The first chapter is a Flashback to Drago Bludvist's Start of Darkness, specifically how he lost his arm to a Monstrous Nightmare and how his family died.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility: Mirabel nearly says the iconic quote towards Karla, who (being young and powerful) is a believer in With Great Power Comes Great Perks.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Griselda the Grevious was perfectly willing to maim Karla for her insolence, the only thing stopping her being Dagur.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy:
    • Drago Bludvist has completely deluded himself into thinking that he is the hero of the story, with the death, suffering and enslavement he causes on his quest towards godhood are all justified under the belief that a world under his rule would be worth it. This leads to him believing that the Madrigal Miracle exists for him, that the Madrigals waste it for its Mundane Utility and that they were destined to be his living weapons, blissfully ignorant that it exists to fight against the kind of tyranny he represents.
    • After Drago's defeat, his lieutenants come to the conclusion that the Madrigals will seek retribution against them and hunt them down if they stay in the Barbaric Archipelago, unaware that the Madrigals aren't the vengeful type and they are content with having Berk and the Encanto protected by the magic.