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Astrid Hofferson
Background information
Feature films How to Train Your Dragon
How to Train Your Dragon 2
Short films Legend of the Boneknapper Dragon
Book of Dragons
Gift of the Night Fury
Feature firsts
Feature lasts
Television programs Dragons: Riders of Berk
Video games How to Train Your Dragon
Park attractions
Portrayed by
Portrayed by
Voice America Ferrera
Performance model
Inspiration Nala from The Lion King
Jasmine from Aladdin
Padmé Amidala from Star wars
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name
Other names
Personality Tough, beautiful, kind, serious, stubborn, loving, understanding, caring, and intelligent.
Appearance Blonde hair, slender, blue eyes
Occupation Hiccup's girlfriend
Alignment Good
Goal To be the True Viking, To help Hiccup defeat The Red Death (succeeded),
Home Berk
Relatives Fearless Finn Hofferson (uncle)
Pets Stormfly (Deadly Nadder)
Allies her boyfriend Hiccup, Toothless, Fishlegs, Snotlout, Ruffnut and Tuffnut, Gobber the Belch, Stoick the Vast, Cloudjumper, Bucket, Mulch, Torch, Heather, Thornado, Trader Johann, Gustav Larson, Scauldy, Bing, Bam and Boom, Mildew, Alvin the Treacherous, Eret, Valka, Skullcrusher, Cloudjumper
Enemies The Red Death, Dragons (formerly), Drago Bludvist, Alvin the Treacherous (formerly), Mildew (formerly), Heather (formerly), Whispering Death (formerly), Dagur the Deranged, Wild Dragons (that for Changewings and Smothering Smokebreaths), Smothering Smokebreath, Changewing, Lead Stinger, Screaming Death (formerly)
Likes Fighting, being popular, clouds, Hiccup, her dragon Stormfly, winning
Dislikes Losing, failing, Heather (formerly), Hiccup in danger, being punished (in A Tale of Two Dragons), Stoick's death
Powers and abilities
Weapons Axe
Fate Punches and then kisses Hiccup and they ride off together on their dragons

Astrid Hofferson (or just Astrid) is the tritagonist in How to Train Your Dragon and the secondary tritagonist of How to Train Your Dragon 2. She is Hiccup's friend and love interest. Astrid is strong and tough, and embraces the Viking way of life and lifestyle. Because of her tough ways, she is extremely difficult to impress and very competitive, often becoming jealous of being out of the limelight. Though she is tough on the outside, once befriended, she can be a loyal ally and a kind friend. She loves Hiccup as her boyfriend.


Physical Appearance



How to Train Your Dragon

Astrid is first seen in the film while fighting the dragons that attack the village. Hiccup, the outcast of the village tries to get closer to her, but she quickly dodges them, such as when he requests to share the dragon guide. During another training session where Hiccup fails again, Astrid criticizes him and forces him to choose a side in the war of Vikings vs dragons. She often sees Hiccup slipping away after classes, but doesn't know what. For the next few classes, Hiccup progresses in dragon combat by disciplining the dragons, getting much more popular than Astrid, making her jealous. Astrid attempts to find out what Hiccup's secret is; she catches Hiccup with his dragon friend, Toothless. She at first wants to tattle on him, but Hiccup convinces her that Toothless is different than the other dragons, by taking her on a flight. Astrid gets fascinated by Toothless' flight and even witnesses the truth about the dragons. They steal food from the village to feed a volcanic dragon that will eat them if they don't follow its orders. When they get back, Astrid hits Hiccup for 'kidnapping' her. Then kisses him for the "Everything Else".

Before Hiccup's true Viking test, she promises Hiccup to protect Toothless at all costs. But during Hiccup's battle, Toothless barges in to protect Hiccup getting himself captured and used as a guide to direct Stoick and the other Vikings towards the dragons' nest. After that, Astrid asks a disowned Hiccup why he didn't kill Toothless in the first place, and Hiccup explains that it didn't feel right for him to kill. Then Astrid convinces him that he's the first Viking to ride a dragon, sparking him to save the day. Astrid even assists in teaching the Viking classmates to be gentle with the dragons. She helps battle the volcanic dragon, along with the Viking classmates. But when Hiccup gets seemingly killed in an explosion, she and everyone else see that Toothless wrapped him under his wing.

Astrid then appears the congratulation of Hiccup, who has lost his foot. She hits Hiccup for scaring her, then kisses him on the lips for saving the Vikings and the dragons. She and Hiccup are now a loving couple and they both fly dragons together.

Legend of the Boneknapper Dragon

Book of Dragons

Gift of the Night Fury

How to Train Your Dragon 2


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