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When the team has an argument about who is the best dragon trainer, a "competition" take place to find out. Everyone is given a Terrible Terror and has a day to train it. Unfortunately, while this is happening, Meatlug gets captured by the Outcasts...

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  • The Ace: Discussed, Fishlegs points out that Hiccup has trained a Night Fury, which outclasses the other dragons in terms of speed, accuracy, and intelligence, giving him an advantage over the other riders.
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  • All There in the Manual: Snotlout's Terrible Terror isn't named in the show, but the mobile game reveals it's called Pain.
  • Call-Back: Alvin learns that the "plant Whispering Death eggs under Berk" plan concocted by Mildew has failed.
  • Chekhov's Skill: Everything the riders trained the Terrible Terrors to do comes in handy when rescuing Meatlug.
  • Competition Freak: Everyone but Hiccup thinks dragon training is a competition. They all laugh when he tries telling them otherwise.
  • Double Entendre: A really gross one.
    Alvin: What is it with you people and your Yaks?!
    Mildew: Don’t look at me! I’m a sheep person!
  • Dumbass Has a Point: Ruffnut says that competition is the very essence of life itself. The others look at her in shock, and Astrid lampshades how she's right.
    • Snotlout claims that the riders will never know who's the best because they use different dragons, and thus, don't have a level playing field.
  • Epic Fail: Snotlout's rescue training nearly goes well... until Hookfang dives underwater. The straw dummy "victim" loses its head when they land, and then Hookfang sets it ablaze. And then he stomps on it repeatedly.
    • The twin's rescue skill is to not fall off the sea stacks, so that no rescuing is required. Guess what happens right after they describe it.
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  • Friendly Fire: When Sneaky sneaks onto Alvin's head, Savage tries to hit him with a sword, only for the dragon to fly away and leave him to bonk his boss on the head.
  • It's All My Fault: Fishlegs blames himself for Meatlug getting captured, having been so focused on besting Snotlout that he ignored her pleas for attention.
  • Meaningful Name: The names given to the Terrible Terrors, with Fishlegs's Terror (Iggy) being the exception.
    • Hiccup's is Sharpshot, trained to shoot things with its fire breath.
    • Astrid's is Sneaky, trained to be a Stealth Expert.
    • Tuffnut and Ruffnut's are Butt and Head, trained to headbutt each other like the twins do.
    • Snotlout's is Pain, and it bites people, and is nearly impossible to remove when it does.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: Hiccup spots Mildew on Berk with the other Outcasts and on their ship, not acting at all like a prisoner or trying to escape; judging by his later reactions to seeing Mildew this season, Hiccup put 2 and 2 together and realized Mildew was on their side willingly. So not only did Mildew's original plan to destroy Berk and his back-up plan to use the tunnels for spying both fail, but he revealed his true allegiance.
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  • Preemptive "Shut Up": Snotlout to Fishlegs, right after what's described in Epic Fail above.
  • Tempting Fate: "It's not like he's on fire or anything." Cue Hookfang setting the dummy on fire.
  • This Is Gonna Suck: Hiccup, once the competition begins, knows it's going to go bad.
  • Threatening Shark: As the Outcasts float away at the end of the episode, a shark fin rises up behind them.
  • You Have Failed Me: Because Mildew's plan with the Whispering Deaths failed, Alvin nearly kills him. Mildew talks him out of it by showing him that the tunnels lead directly to Berk, allowing Alvin to have a spying point.
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