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Recap / Dragons Riders Of Berk S 7 E 4 Snotlouts Angels

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When Snotlout is rescued from a storm by a tribe of winged women, he thinks he's gone to Valhalla—until he learns he's going to be their dinner.

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  • An Aesop: Snotlout learns to respect women more and to watch what he says to them.
  • Dramatic Irony: During the big climax of the episode, Stormfly and a Razorwhip fight over Snotlout, who cries out "Let go of me! I am not a piece of meat!"
  • Equippable Ally: The Winged Maidens wear baby Razorwhips on their backs, granting them flight while protecting the baby Razorwhips until they mature and can defend themselves.
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  • Getting Crap Past the Radar: When Snotlout clings to Ruffnut, (while riding on Hookfang), after being caught from a fall, the latter asks him to; "Grab onto something else, because I don't want the ladies to think I'm taken."
  • Lady Land: The Winged Maidens are a commune of Viking warrior nuns who took an oath to Freya to look after and breed the razorwhips that live with them. They are all female and do not generally allow men onto their island (though they bring Snotlout there because he was lost in a storm and the others because they helped).
  • Lady Looks Like a Dude: Ruffnut is hit with this again when Atali mistakes her for a boy.
    Ruffnut: Hey! I'm more woman than you, sister.
  • Mistaken for Afterlife: Snotlout briefly thinks he died and gone to Valhalla when he wakes up to tall beautiful women watching over him, believing them to be valkyries.
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  • Noodle Incident: During his beating, Snotlout said something so awful, callous and offensive to Astrid, that she walks away in a Tranquil Fury and then proceeds to destroy her own room just to find the right object to kill him with. We just have to take all of the other characters' word for it that it was that bad.
  • Not Evil, Just Misunderstood: At first, we are led to believe that they were fattening up Snotlout so that they could eat him via their "sacred stew." In reality, they were simply nursing him back to health and only chained him up just so he wouldn't wander into the Razorwhip nests.
  • Poor Communication Kills: While he was certainly rude to them, things would have gone smoother if the Wingmaidens had bothered explaining the situation to Snotlout. They apparently think men wouldn't understand or accept what they do but this is proven wrong later, to their own admission.
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  • Sacred Hospitality: Despite not allowing men onto their islands, the Winged Maidens nurse Snotlout back to health and provide him with tea and food. It is not until after they put up with his sexist comments, poor etiquette and to keep from wandering into the Razorwhip nests do they chain him up.
  • Winged Humanoid: The Winged Maidens look like winged humans from a distance, but in reality their wings come from baby Razorwhips who coexist with the maidens until they are strong enough to protect themselves, being strong enough to carry them and act as an organic flightsuit.
  • The Un-Reveal: Why male razorwhips are so compelled to kill young ones that their species nearly became extinct is never explained. There are a number of male (and female) animals that will kill young members of their own kind for various reasons, but not to the point of harming the species as a whole.
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