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Recap / Dragons Riders Of Berk S 1 E 10 Heather Report Part 1

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The teens of Berk find a mysterious girl named Heather on Thor's Beach. While Hiccup and the other teens openly welcome the newcomer, Astrid's jealousy turns to suspicion when she notices Heather is taking an unusual interest in the Book of Dragons.

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  • Bread, Eggs, Breaded Eggs: The guesses as to what Snotlout found:
    Tuffnut: A severed head?
    Ruffnut: Our cousin Lars?
    Tuffnut: Our cousin Lars’ severed head?
    Fishlegs: Lars died?
    Tuffnut: Who said that?
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  • Brick Joke: Hiccup is curious as to how Astrid is making Stormfly faster. In the middle of the climatic chase with Heather, he figures it out when Heather tosses a chicken leg to Stormfly. Astrid yells at Hiccup to focus when he asks her about it.
  • Casanova Wannabe: Snotlout, as usual, only this time, Heather's his target.
  • Cassandra Truth: After she sees Heather secretly meeting with some Outcasts, Astrid tries to warn Hiccup about it. Frustratingly, Hiccup doesn't believe her until the next morning, when Heather has stolen the Book of Dragons and Stormfly.
  • Cliffhanger: Heather successfully delivers the Book of Dragons to Alvin, even though the Berk teens captured her.
  • Demoted to Extra: Ruffnut isn't present for much of the episode, as neither Astrid nor Heather try to involve her in their tasks.
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  • Didn't Think This Through: Heather stealing the Book of Dragons after only getting a few days' worth of dragon training, plus stealing Stormfly. Learning how to ride a dragon quickly is very different from actually doing it, especially when more experienced riders are after you.
  • The Dulcinea Effect: Hiccup quickly becomes guilty of this, and Heather exploits it for all it's worth.
  • Genre Blind: A mysterious girl asking him about his dragon's combat capabilities does not ring any warning bells with Fishlegs.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Astrid claims this isn't the case, but she's subtly more offended by Heather interacting with Hiccup, and later Stormfly. This is why no one believes her after she sees Heather meeting with Savage.
  • I'm Taking Her Home with Me!: Romance example; Snotlout decrees that since he saw her first, he gets to keep Heather.
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  • The Ingenue: Part of Heather's act is pretending to be sweet and innocent. All the boys are fooled.
  • It's Personal: Once Heather makes off with Stormfly, Astrid gains enough reason and legitimate grievance to go after her.
  • Kick the Dog: Heather after gaining Stormfly's trust snarks that maybe the dragon likes her better than she likes Astrid.
  • The Mole: Heather is one for the Outcasts.
  • My Master, Right or Wrong: Played With in Stormfly's case. Although she does allow Heather to ride her to Outcast island, she follows Astrid's vocal commands while paying no attention to the girls wrestling on her back.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Both Astrid and Heather, when they wrestle on top of Stormfly. Astrid wins by knocking Heather off the dragon.
  • Power-Up Food: Fishlegs proves that Stormfly is getting faster. Astrid replies that she's been experimenting with her diet.
  • Reality Ensues: Without any practical dragon training experience, Heather can barely control Stormfly, which becomes a problem while trying to escape on her.
  • Rescue Romance: Snotlout tries to invoke this, pointedly telling Heather he was the one who found her.
  • Sacred Hospitality: Stoick and Hiccup offer this to Heather, putting her up in Hiccup's room. It's why he doesn't trust Astrid's suspicions when she catches Heather reading the book about Deadly Nadders.
  • Save the Villain: Snotlout rescues Heather when Astrid knocks her off Stormfly, making a cheesy one-liner about it.
  • Smarter Than You Look: Heather, putting on The Ingenue act as The Mole shows a display of blacksmith knowledge when Hiccup is refining Toothless's connecting rod, and manages to help him increase Toothless's speed.
  • Take That, Audience!: Around the time the episode was written, quite a few fics had been posted of mysterious pretty girls washing up on Berk, making Astrid jealous and attracting Hiccup's attention. This episode shows just how a scenario would occur, and just how it would be plausible.
  • The Vamp: Heather is a G-rated version; she just flatters the boys.
  • We Need to Get Proof: This is why no one believes Astrid when she suspects Heather of being more than "Little Miss Innocent"; at worst Heather takes the book to read, and only Astrid sees her meeting with Savage on the beach.
  • Wham Shot:
    • For Astrid, seeing Heather meet with Savage on the beach.
    • Alvin catching the falling Book of Dragons.
  • Wounded Gazelle Gambit: Heather claims to be the victim of a pirate attack to gain sympathy and explain how she washed up on Berk.
  • You're Just Jealous: Everyone accuses Astrid of this when she voices her concern about Heather, which happens before she catches Heather and Savage meeting. While it might actually be true when it come to Hiccup, Astrid is right about Heather being untrustworthy.
  • You Are Too Late: The riders are just seconds late in stopping Alvin from getting the book, and they have to retreat back to Berk.
  • You Do NOT Want to Know: What happens when Zippleback gas is inhaled, according to Tuffnut.
  • You Have Got to Be Kidding Me!: Astrid says this word for word when she sees Hiccup skipping training to take Heather on a joyride.
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