- “... He's only the son of Stoick the Vast, his heir to the throne of Berk, and the greatest Dragon Master this world has ever seen”
- ―Astrid Hofferson describes Hiccup to Drago Bludvist[src]
Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III is the protagonist in the How to Train Your Dragon series. He is 15 years old in the first film, the three specials, 16 in season 1 and season 2 of the TV series and the comics, 18 in Dawn of the Dragon Racers and Race to the Edge, and 20 in the second film.
- “"One night a dragon broke into our house, finding you in the cradle. I rushed to protect you, but what I saw was proof of everything I believed. This wasn’t a vicious beast, but an intelligent, gentle creature who's soul reflected my own. You and your father nearly died that night, all because I couldn’t kill a dragon."”
- ―Valka, explaining the events of her dissappearance
20 years before the start of the films, Hiccup was born prematurely to Stoick the Vast and his wife Valka. Although the new mother was worried that Hiccup would not survive his early birth, Stoick was confident that he would grow strong and Hiccup did indeed prosper. Valka would sew Hiccup a dragon toy with his name stitched into the sides. However, Hiccup would later become terrified of the doll, and eventually threw it in to the ocean while the family was out fishing.
One night, a dragon called a Stormcutter broke into their house, finding baby Hiccup in the cradle. Valka rushed to his rescue but the dragon was curiously playing with him, proving that everything about dragons that Valka believed in. The Stormcutter was startled when he noticed Valka's presence, accidentally nicking Hiccup on the chin with a wing claw when he turned to look her way, and approached Valka. After they had stared into each other's eyes, Stoick rushed into the scene. He and the dragon started fighting with each other, the results led to Valka being abducted by the dragon, leaving her husband heartbroken. Stoick became overly protective of his son while Valka formed a bond with the Stormcutter who abducted her, naming him Cloudjumper and became willing to spend the rest of her life staying away from Berk, including her family, fearing that her dragon might harm those she cares about.
Hiccup is a very witty, sarcastic boy. He appears very well-spoken but a bit shy at times. Despite the fact that his father is the chief, he is not accepted into his village and is seen as a nuisance, which makes him reserved. He is picked on by his peers for his weak nature, but what he lacks in strength he makes up for in intelligence and his kindness. Hiccup has a crush on one of the other teenagers, Astrid. He attempts to impress her many times but, much to his disappointment, fails. He also seems to be very good at crafting objects and weapons, which is seen as works as an apprentice to Gobber, the blacksmith, in his workshop.
Hiccup's strongest trait is his compassion and empathy. He was able to put himself in Toothless's place when he had the knife raised to kill him, and in his own words "I looked at him, and I saw myself". This empathy allowed him to understand and befriend Toothless, and through him other dragons. It is this empathy that changed the world of dragons and Vikings. It ended the war and began the Dragon Training Academy.
In the film, Hiccup's appearance is slightly different from the books. He's rather scrawny for his age, compared to the other Vikings, especially since he has little physical strength as he's barely able to lift a large axe, and isn't very tall, just being barely around Astrid's height. He has auburn hair parting to his right with minor freckles on his cheeks. If you look closely, you'll notice he has a small, white scar just below his bottom lip (which he got from when he was a baby, the night Cloudjumper took his mother away). He's usually seen wearing a long-sleeve, light-green tunic and a dark brown fur vest that matches with his boots. When he rides Toothless, he takes off his vest and wears a flying vest to help him stay on Toothless. After Dragon Training, he starts to wear a Viking helmet given to him by his father as shown in Gift of the Night Fury, made from half of his mother's breast plate (Stoick owning and wearing the other half). Following the battle with the Red Death, Hiccup's left leg up to his shin is replaced with a prosthetic made by Gobber with a metal foot and spring, which is accessible for flying with Toothless.
If you look closely, you'll notice that his hair has slightly grown between Riders of Berk and Defenders of Berk and he is now wearing light brown vest and boot. In Dawn of the Dragon Racers, Hiccup wear a similar type of his armor which is dark brown along a long-sleeve dark green tunic with brown arm brackets.
In How to Train Your Dragon 2, Hiccup has noticeably grown considerably. He's now the tallest of the teens at 6'1" and his hair is somewhat scraggy and unkempt with two small braids behind his right ear. He seems to have gained a leaner, stronger build as compared to the first movie and is no longer considered a runt. His prosthetic is also different, as it's more mechanical and designed than before, making it like "a Swiss army knife for prosthesis", as Hiccup seems to have improved its ability (as he stated he would in the first movie). His outfit now is partly leather around his upper body with what appears to be a type of armor along with arm brackets that seem to all be designed by himself, making him look more like Toothless. When flying with Toothless now, he's also seen wearing a spiked masked when he glides in the air, as his outfit doubles as a squirrel jacket capable of gliding. His pants are dark brown and has straps around them with a leather boot for his right foot. He also seems to carry a weapon, a fire blade called Inferno.
Abilities and Talents
Being the main character of the franchise, Hiccup has many varied and useful talents.
- Dragon Training and Riding: Though he only discovers this ability during the first film, Hiccup has grown to become the best Dragon Trainer on the island. His dragon, Toothless, is the rarest and best dragon in the Academy. Hiccup openly claims to be the best Dragon Rider in the episode Thawfest. He and Toothless clearly have the strongest bond in the series. Because of his talents he has been made head of the Berk Dragon Academy. In the franchise, Hiccup is always the one looked to when dragon related problems or needs come up. He trained a wild Monstrous Nightmare in seconds in Defiant One. This is noticeably faster than even Astrid who had to train the same type of dragon and does manage to do so but takes longer. He's also able to keep an enraged Whispering Death from running over him by simply putting his hand forward in What Flies Beneath. Still, some dragon challenges (including said Whispering Death) are greater than his ability, but he can always rely on Toothless and the other teens to have his back. Hiccup has managed to devise a more effective method of calming wild dragons with Inferno as it produces the dragon fire of both a Monstrous Nightmare and a Hideous Zippleback. This makes the dragons consider Hiccup as one of their own as only a 'dragon' should be able to wield dragon fire.
- Drawing: Even before Hiccup began to train dragons, he practiced drawing. He is practically never without his journal and a large charcoal pencil. His sketches are usually quick and slightly messy, but compared to most other Vikings he is quite good. He uses this talent often. He sketches Toothless upon his second encounter with him. He uses his notebook to copy the map to the Isle of Night (unfortunately). He uses his artist talent to aid him in making plans and inventions. His room is littered with drawings of Toothless.
- Inventing: Hiccup learned a great deal about crafting from Gobber. His many years of apprenticeship have certainly paid off. He has created many ingenious devices throughout the franchise. He uses the forge well (despite his small size), and he's excellent at working leather. His devices were originally weapon like, and the Mangler cannon he designed allowed him to take down a Night Fury. After training Toothless he shifted in his desires and started working on a new tail for Toothless. This tail has been modified many times and is a work of sheer genius. He even created an auto tail using complex gear systems. Besides that Hiccup has managed to design a plethora of other objects, from winches to telescopes. He invented his own flight suit and his Dragon Blade, Inferno.
- Intelligence: This talent is really at the heart of all Hiccup's other abilities. His intelligence is proven many times throughout the film and the series. He's almost always the one to come up with the solutions to the problems that the Riders face. He's shown to be very cunning, resourceful and perceptive and possesses a great aptitude for strategy and tactics. He's also fairly knowledgeable. Unlike Fishlegs who only spews out facts, Hiccup is able to use them for practical use and he does it very well. He was able to solve all the riddles on Hamish's treasure map even when under pressure and the feat is especially notable because it was said that only a most brilliant mind could solve those clues.
- Fighting: Due to Hiccup's initial size, he's not much of a fighter. In fact, most weapons are too heavy for him and struggles to lift them. Hiccup usually fights along side Toothless. Their style is more about defense. The only time Hiccup and Toothless attacked first was against Alvin in We Are Family Part II. Other than that, it is easy for others to overtake Hiccup. In The Night and the Fury, Hiccup faces Dagur with his new shield. In Cast Out Part II, Hiccup fought Outcasts and Berserkers without a problem using his shield. While Hiccup does not do any direct fighting in How to Train Your Dragon 2, he does wield his Dragon Blade, Inferno, with great precision and skill, such as when freeing Stormfly or preventing Drago from reaching his bull hook.
- Roar Call: He can make a roar noise that sounds similar to Toothless's roar, as a way for Toothless to find Hiccup.
- Precision: Like Toothless, Hiccup has amazing aim, like when he was able to shoot Toothless down in the first film and hit a Deadly Nadder in the chest using his shield while flying in mid-air during Appetite for Destruction. He also managed to throw Inferno with enough accuracy that it landed right in front of Drago's hand just as he was reaching for his bull hook to control his Bewilderbeast.
- Endurance: While it may seem hard to believe at first due to his small stature, Hiccup always manages to bounce back from a severe injury. For example, in When Lightning Strikes, he was struck by a massive and direct bolt of lightning to the head, and still managed to wake up just a day after. Also, in the end of How to Train Your Dragon, he was knocked off of Toothless by the Red Death's massive club-tail, and (with the help of Toothless, of course) managed to wake up about a week, (or longer), later.
At the start of the film, Hiccup was a embarrassment life to his father, Stoick the Vast, the chief of the Hairy Hooligan tribe. Too small to wield traditional Viking weapons and therefore unable to kill a dragon like the rest of his village, he works as an assistant to Gobber the Belch, the village Blacksmith. One night during a dragon raid, Hiccup leaves his indoor workpost and, with a bola sling named "The Mangler," manages to shoot down one of the deadliest and most feared dragons in the skies: the Night Fury. As no one has ever seen a Night Fury, no one believes Hiccup to bring one down.
When he goes to find his kill the following day, he discovers that the dragon is still alive. Despite his determination to prove himself to the community as a bona fide dragon killer, Hiccup is unable to kill it after seeing the fear in its eyes, and instead opts to free it.
Meanwhile, Hiccup is enrolled in Viking training, where he's expected to learn to fight and kill dragons. At first, he struggles to complete the simplest tasks and hold his own against even the most (relatively) benign dragons, earning the mockery of his fellow teenagers. However, after managing to get close enough to bond with the Night Fury he shot down, which he names Toothless after his retractable fangs, he gains valuable experience and deeper insight into the mannerisms of most dragons, such as the fact that it's possible to scratch a dragon into submission if it's scratched gently under the chin. He's soon hailed a Viking prodigy, the time he spends with Toothless allowing him to ultimately keep every dragon he encounters during training at bay.
he stress of living this double life is hard on Hiccup, however. The other Vikings, particularly Astrid, take notice of his unexplained absences after dragon training sessions. Eventually, Astrid follows him and discovers Toothless. She runs off to tell the other Vikings, but Hiccup and Toothless stop her, flying her around the area on Toothless to calm Astrid down. It's during this ride that Hiccup sees the Red Death in the very Dragons' Nest his father has been dying to find and destroy. When they land, Astrid kisses Hiccup for the first time and admires his loyalty to Toothless when he refuses yet again to tell the village about the Dragons' Nest and his bond with Toothless.
Soon, Hiccup has to fight and kill a Monstrous Nightmare as part of his final exam during dragon training. The task goes horribly wrong, however: when Stoick swings his hammer against the dragon training cage in response to Hiccup's blasphemous claims that dragons are good creatures, Hiccup's methods of dragon appeasement no longer work and the Nightmare moves in for the kill. Toothless, hearing Hiccup's scream, rushes to the scene and beats the other dragon back while at the same time revealing himself to all the Vikings. Though Hiccup attempts to explain why he went against the Viking way of life and befriended a dragon, his father fails to listen, disowns him as his son, and instead takes advantage of Toothless, chaining him to a ship and using him to reach the Dragons' Nest. As the adult Vikings leave in search of the Nest, Astrid encourages Hiccup to use his brains and do "something crazy". Astrid gathers the other Viking teenagers as backup, and Hiccup teaches them how to ride on the back of a dragon. They follow the adults, arriving just after the Red Death emerges from the Nest.
After freeing Toothless from his chains where his son could'nt, Stoick tells his son how proud he's of him just before Hiccup and Toothless fly off to confront the Red Death themselves. Hiccup manages to kill the Red Death by having Toothless shoot fire through its wings in mid-flight and nosedive toward the island so it can't pull up in time and crashes into the ground, its own flame triggering an explosion on impact. Hiccup and Toothless run into the Red Death's tail as they attempt to escape the resulting blast, however, and the two fall thousands of feet into the blaze below. As the village approaches the site of the explosion and finds that Hiccup is nowhere to be found, Stoick looks up to discover that, even without his makeshift tail, Toothless protected the Chief-to-be from the blast by folding him in his wings.
Hiccup is heralded as a hero in the tribe. Although he lost part of his left leg in the battle, he's fitted with a prosthetic that matches Toothless's makeshift tail. At the very end of the film, Astrid kisses Hiccup on the lips, this time seemingly as boyfriend and girlfriend, as the rest of the village accepts dragons onto the island as pets and companions.
After being woken by Toothless jumping on the roof, Hiccup grabs his helmet, mounts Toothless, and they go out flying to practice a trick they have worked on for some time during their flight and finally pull it off. As Hiccup and Toothless are heading back home from their ride, they fly straight into the storm of oncoming dragons, during which Hiccup's helmet is knocked off and falls into the ocean. Although Toothless attempts to get the helmet back, Hiccup decides it's best to return home to figure out what is going on. Upon returning, Hiccup is pelted with questions of where the dragons have gone to, to which Hiccup has no answer.
The next morning, Hiccup is at Gobber's shop, building a new tail for Toothless that will allow the Night Fury to fly by himself, when Astrid stops by to offer him her yak nog. After the tail is finished, Hiccup attaches it on Toothless. He then watches sadly as Toothless flies off.
Some days later, Hiccup follows Fishlegs, who is carrying fish for Meatlug, to his barn where Meatlug is chained up. As soon as Hiccup opens the doors to the barn, Meatlug breaks free and inadvertently takes Hiccup with her. As Hiccup holds onto Meatlug for dear life, he is taken to an island, where he discovers that Dragons have gone here to lay their eggs. Determining he ought to go home for Snoggletog, he persuades Hookfang for a ride as the other dragons follow with their hatchlings in tow despite Hiccup's protests not to, inadvertently starting the return migration. Using an old Viking ship, Hiccup is able to safely return the dragons, along with their babies, to Berk.
At the Great Hall, Hiccup receives a kiss and a hug from Astrid for bringing the dragons back, but he is still worried about Toothless' whereabouts. Astrid turns Hiccup's face to where Toothless is, and Hiccup is overjoyed to be with his Night Fury once again. It turns out that Toothless has used the new tail to look for Hiccup's helmet.
The next morning, Hiccup wakes to find Toothless placed his old tail and saddle out in front of him in the snow. Hiccup remarks how Toothless has a new and better tail now, but instead of letting Hiccup get up on his back, Toothless keeps persisting. Eventually, the dragon looks back at his new tail and smashes it into the ground, ignoring Hiccup's protests as he flicks it far away behind him. Toothless picks up and places the saddle on the snow in front of Hiccup and nudges it towards him, eyes round with request. Realizing Toothless would rather fly with him, as opposed to just carrying him like all the other dragons, Hiccup is all too happy to go out for another flight. While Hiccup had given Toothless freedom, Toothless has given him friendship.
Hiccup is known as the founder and head Dragon Trainer of the Berk Dragon Academy, starting it by confronting the problem of dragons causing havoc around Berk. Hiccup's role in the series is still unquestionably that of the main character since most of the plots revolve around him and his actions. Throughout the series, he, Toothless, the teens, and their dragons are forced to overcome many different kinds of hardships. Hiccup is looked up to by the teens as a leader, even if at times they don't like to admit it. Stoick entrusts great amounts of responsibility to Hiccup. In Riders of Berk, Hiccup's main difficulties begin with keeping the dragons under control. After that, the weather and harsh climate of Berk become a challenge that he must overcome. Mildew serves as one of his primary antagonists, and Hiccup is forced to go to desperate measures to keep the Vikings from falling back on the "old ways". Wild and rogue dragons are also either battled or trained by him during the series. Perhaps their most deadly enemy, Alvin the Treacherous, shares the role of his book counterpart as being Hiccup's nemesis. Hiccup is forced into conflict with him and his Outcast soldiers many times throughout the first season, but Hiccup usually emerges the victor, much to Alvin's frustration.
Hiccup has been seen to have mild character development throughout the series. He is given much more responsibility, and he usually handles it well. He has gained significant skills as both a teacher and a leader. He and his father have actually grown to appreciate each other more and more as the series has progressed. Hiccup has also been seen to develop creative ideas for using and training the dragons which now inhabit Berk. He has developed in his relationship with Snotlout considerably. When they compete in the Thawfest Games, both of them become rudely antagonistic towards each other. Hiccup snaps out of this with a little help from Astrid and his conscience, and he allows Snotlout to take victory for the sake of maintaining their friendship. Hiccup's sheer bravery usually winds up saving the day. He doesn't usually take risks unnecessarily, but he seems willing to risk everything for the sake of his friends, especially Toothless. Unfortunately this bravery occasionally becomes foolhardiness, and Hiccup has found himself in dangerous situations with no way to escape. Thankfully, he knows that he has Toothless and his friends to back him up, and throughout the series they are always ready to help him when he needs it.
Like Riders of Berk, Hiccup is the main protagonist in season two. He's still shown to be one of the more intelligent Vikings in the Academy, along with Fishlegs and Astrid. He has an "ornate" shield made from Gronckle Iron that contains a crossbow, a grappling hook, a bola-launcher, and a mini-catapult. Like the Academy sign, the shield has a picture of a Night Fury with a red tail-fin, (obviously a design of Toothless).
Hiccup continues to act as a protector of Berk and leader of the dragon riders, but he faces two new obstacles: Dagur the Deranged, the unstable leader of the feared Berserker Tribe who absorbs The Outcast Tribe into his forces and becomes obsessed with acquiring Toothless as a trophy, and the Screaming Death, a massive Whispering Death subspecies that only appears once every three hundred years.
In a flashback during which most of this short takes place, Hiccup and the other Dragon Riders fly around to capture sheep that are running around and causing chaos in Berk. This turns into a competition in which Riders would collect as many sheep as they can. When they collect three sheep each, Silent Sven is then heard asking for the whereabout of his prized possession: the black sheep. Hiccup tries to stop the competition, but the Riders take off without listening, so Hiccup decides to go for the black sheep also. He is stopped by Gobber, who tells him that Stoick wants to talk to him.
Stoick tells Hiccup that he will be gone for a few days for an important business. He appoints Hiccup acting chief in his absence and gives him strict orders to prepare for the Regatta. Hiccup sadly tells the Riders that there will be no Dragon Racing, but they go against his orders and participate in Dragon Racing, which the villagers, as well as the Riders, view as better than the Regatta.
After Stoick arrives, Hiccup explains to him that he has chosen to replace the Regatta with Dragon Racing because he has had to make hard choices for the good of the people. Stoick agrees to run the Dragon Race, to Hiccup's surprise, and comes up with ideas such as face paints to give a warrior feel.
During the first annual Berk Dragon Race hosted by Stoick, Hiccup teams with Fishlegs to create Team Hiclegs, and they compete against Team Snotnuts (Snotlout, Ruffnut and Tuffnut). While Hiccup and Fishlegs are at a well (where Fishlegs will find the black sheep) and Fishlegs flies into the well, Hiccup spots Ruffnut and Tuffnut with a black sheep. He goes back to the arena to congratulate Team Snotnuts for their victory, only to have Snotlout gloat over Hiccup's loss. But when Fishlegs arrives with another black sheep and Team Snotnuts' one is revealed to be a sheep coated in black paint, Hiccup and Fishlegs are announced as winners. Stoick then relieves Hiccup as acting chief, and Hiccup and Toothless decide to take off before his father changes his mind.
Five years after the Viking village of Berk has made peace with the dragons, dragons now live amongst the villagers as working animals and companions, and even take part in racing sports. Hiccup goes on adventures with his dragon, Toothless, as they discover and map unexplored lands and territories. Having come of age, he is being pressed by his father, Stoick the Vast, to succeed him as chieftain, although Hiccup remains unsure if he is ready for this responsibility.
While investigating a wildfire, Hiccup and Astrid discover the remains of a fort encased in a colossal blue ice formation and encounter a dragon trapper named Eret, who blames them for the destruction of his fort and attempts to capture their dragons for an insane conqueror called Drago Bludvist. The two riders return to Berk to warn Stoick about the dragon army that Drago is amassing, and Stoick orders the villagers to fortify the island and prepare for battle. Stoick explains that he once met Drago at a gathering of chiefs and found him to be an unreasonable madman, but Hiccup refuses to believe that war is inevitable. After Stoick interrupts their plan to get Eret to take them to his master, Hiccup flies off with Toothless in search of Drago, to try and reason with him.
They are captured by a dragon rider named Valka, who is revealed to be Hiccup's long lost mother. She explains that she, like her son, was unable to kill dragons, and so, after being carried off during a dragon raid, spent twenty years rescuing dragons from Drago's traps and bringing them to an island haven created out of ice by a colossal Alpha dragon called a Bewilderbeast, to whom all dragons answer. Stoick tracks Hiccup to the island where he discovers that his wife is still alive. Simultaneously, Astrid and the other riders kidnap Eret to find Drago, but they are also captured and Drago learns of Berk's dragons.
Drago and his army lay siege to Valka's sanctuary, where he reveals that he has his own Bewilderbeast to challenge the Alpha. A titanic battle ensues between the two Bewilderbeasts in a fight for control over all dragons on the island. Drago's Bewilderbeast emerges victorious by killing the Alpha and seizes control of all the dragons, including Toothless, using a strange form of dragon hypnotism attributed only to the Alpha. Hiccup tries to persuade Drago to end the violence, but Drago orders him killed as well. Toothless, under the influence of the new Alpha, approaches Hiccup and fires a plasma blast. At the last instant, Stoick pushes Hiccup out of the way, and is hit instead, killing him instantly. Hiccup angrily drives Toothless away when he approaches Stoick's body after the Alpha relinquishes control over him. Drago leaves Hiccup to his fate and, riding Toothless, again under the control of the Alpha, leads his now larger army to destroy Berk. Stoick is given a Viking funeral and Hiccup, now filled with grief and regret at the loss of his father and his dragon, doesn't know what to do anymore. Trying to encourage him, Valka tells him that he has a heart of a chief and a soul of a dragon. Inspired by her words, Hiccup decides that he will fly back to Berk to defend his people and live up to his father's legacy.
The dragon riders and Eret ride baby dragons, which are immune to the Alpha's control, and arrive at Berk after the Alpha had already attacked the village and taken control of the dragons there. Hiccup confronts Drago and a brainwashed Toothless while the other riders work to distract the Bewilderbeast. Drago again orders the Alpha to make Toothless kill Hiccup, but Hiccup succeeds in disenchanting Toothless. Drago then orders the Alpha to shoot the pair, and the Bewilderbeast successfully encases them in a large blast of ice, seemingly killing them. His victory is short-lived, as Toothless, now glowing with plasma, blasts away the ice, revealing that both he and Hiccup are unharmed. Toothless challenges the Alpha and repeatedly fires plasma blasts at the Bewilderbeast. This frees the other dragons from the Bewilderbeast's control and all fire at it, severely injuring the colossal dragon until Toothless fires a final massive blast, breaking its left tusk.
Defeated, Drago and his Bewilderbeast retreat into the ocean as the Vikings celebrate their victory. All the dragons now acknowledge Toothless as the new Alpha dragon, and Hiccup is made chief of Berk by the village elder. The film ends with Berk being rebuilt with a statue of Stoick erected in his honor, and Hiccup doing his duties as chief, proudly declaring that while others may have armies and armadas, Berk has its own dragons.
- “I wouldn't kill him, because he looked as frightened as I was. I looked at him...and I saw myself.”
- ―Hiccup, explaining to Astrid why he didn't kill Toothless
Hiccup and Toothless have a brotherly relationship. The two of them do seem to see each other as equals, And everyone seems to acknowledge that Toothless is by far Hiccup's closest friend. At first, both keep their distance after Hiccup shoots Toothless down with the invention he called the "Mangler", but their mutual curiosity leads them to try and learn more about each other. Hiccup starts to observe Toothless and learns many secrets about dragons from these observations that help Hiccup advance in his dragon fighting classes. Toothless starts to trust Hiccup and even allows him to touch him, and eventually ride him. The depth of their relationship is furthered when Hiccup fashions a prosthetic tail for Toothless, only to discover that the two need each other to use it to fly; Hiccup is needed to manipulate the prosthetic tail while Toothless does the actual flying.
Toothless is later very playful around Hiccup, and is also very protective of and loyal to him. This is shown in how before, no matter how hard he tried, he couldn't get out of the cove without flying, until he heard Hiccup's scream, then manages to climb out and fight off a Monstrous Nightmare in the Dragon Training ring before it could kill Hiccup, and refusing to leave when the rest of the village joins in on the fight, seeing them as a threat. Later, when Hiccup is knocked off of him while attempting to escape the explosion that kills the Red Death, Toothless manages to reach for and protect Hiccup by wrapping him in his wings, even without his own prosthetic tail. Toothless is later overjoyed when Hiccup wakes up after the battle, jumping around his house with glee, and tickling him, before helping his human friend to walk on his new prosthetic leg.
Their friendship is also strong in Gift of the Night Fury when Hiccup crafted a new tail for Toothless so he can fly on his own. Toothless takes off, and only later Hiccup finds out why. When Toothless comes back, Hiccup finds out he took off to find his helmet. At the end Toothless trashed his new tail showing that he wanted to need Hiccup for him to fly.
Toothless and Hiccup's relationship remains mostly the same in Riders of Berk. They do occasionally have problems with one another as seen in The Terrible Twos and What Flies Beneath, but they always come through for one another. Hiccup and Toothless continue to grow closer throughout the series, and both of them risk their lives for each other multiple times. Hiccup tries to make Toothless happy by finding more Night Furies, but his efforts are foiled when Mildew and Alvin trap them both. In the end, Toothless remains happy to stay with Hiccup as his closest companion and to remain one of a kind. Toothless seems to be very happy and satisfied to be with Hiccup, and Hiccup is extremely grateful to have Toothless be the closest friend he could ever have.
During How to Train Your Dragon 2, Hiccup and Toothless are shown to only have their friendship grown as they have become more reliant and love of each other like when Hiccup has an idea to confront Drago and try to convince him to stop trapping dragons, Toothless remains more friendly towards Eret and his crew. Though when Toothless is controlled by Drago through his Bewilderbeast and kills Stoick, Hiccup gets upset at the death of his father and blindly yells at Toothless to go away, which Toothless reluctantly follows shortly before being controlled again. Later, however, their friendship and loyalty to one another proves to be strong enough fully free Toothless from the Bewilderbeast's control.
Later, after being set free, Toothless trusts Hiccup enough to be his eyes and ears and binds them so the Bewilderbeast can't control him. When they eventually get put to the ground, Toothless sits behind Hiccup when he talks to Drago one last time and that is when Drago tells his Bewilderbeast to kill Hiccup which Toothless quickly jumps in to cover Hiccup from the ice.
It is thought to be an unsuccessful attempt that kills both Hiccup and Toothless, but when a blue color and sound similar to when Toothless would shoot starts resonating from the ice, everyone wonders what was happening and then the ice breaks, revealing Toothless, who is now covered in a blue color, similar to his plasma bolts, on his back and in his mouth and nostrils, is covering Hiccup from the ice and then uncurls from Hiccup. When he uncurls, he sprints to the edge of an ice spike on Berk and challenges the Bewilderbeast under Drago's control to the dragon's role of Alpha to protect Hiccup.
When Toothless, with his new found power and strength, attacks the Bewilderbeast, he proves that his love, friendship and companionship with Hiccup has only grown. Toothless celebrated his best friend's coronation along with Valka, Gobber, Astrid and the entire Isle of Berk.
Hiccup and Toothless also share the same roles in their respective societies. In the series, Hiccup was the de facto leader of the teens while Toothless was the de facto leader of the teens' dragons. In How to Train Your Dragon 2, Toothless ascends to be the Alpha and leader of all dragons while Hiccup becomes the Chief of Berk.
- “I was so afraid of becoming my dad mostly because I thought I never could. How do you become someone that great, that brave, that selfless? I guess you can only try.”
- ―Hiccup, about his now-deceased father
Hiccup's father is the Chief of the village, making Hiccup himself the next in line to become Chief. However, the two seem to be complete opposites of each other: whereas Stoick is large, strong, brawny, and the best dragon fighter in the village, Hiccup is lanky, weak, brainy, and perhaps (initially, at least) the worst dragon fighter on the island. Their relationship is strained because of these differences, as Hiccup wants to make his dad proud by conforming to Viking norms and attempting to slay dragons, but ends up making things worse most of the time. also
Though confused as to what to do about Hiccup's peculiarities as a Viking, Stoick is very protective of his son due on what happened to Valka; he is at first reluctant to send Hiccup to Dragon Training for fear that he will be killed. Moreover, during a dragon raid, it is shown that Stoick, along with everyone else in the village, prefers that Hiccup stay inside and out of harm's way (though this may be because Hiccup is more of a risk to the village than the dragons are to him).
Stoick becomes proud of Hiccup when he hears of Hiccup's success in Dragon Training and is elated to finally have something in common with his son, although his attempt at conversation with his awkward son ended in failure. However, after his son's relationship with Toothless is revealed, their small progress with one another is destroyed. Stoick accuses Hiccup of siding with the dragons and later no longer considers Hiccup to be his son. Their relationship is later mended when Hiccup comes to the rescue of the older Vikings during their confrontation with the Red Death with the help of his classmates and the dragons used in training, showing his dad his otherwise unseen bravery and leadership. This causes Stoick to apologize for his prejudice against dragons and say that he is proud to call Hiccup his son. Stoick shows how deeply he cares for Hiccup when he believes that Hiccup is dead and mourns, apologizing for not having listened to him before. He shows great happiness when he learns that Hiccup is still alive thanks to Toothless' efforts. Later, Stoick and the village welcome Hiccup as a hero and Stoick finally accepts his son for who he is.
In the television series, Hiccup is given the responsibility over the dragons. However, partly due to Stoick's emotionally inarticulate nature and moments of unintentional insensitivity, his father's approval and acceptance still proves to be a major source of insecurity in Hiccup's life, and he is shown to go to great lengths to confirm that his father really is proud of him. In Portrait of Hiccup as a Buff Young Man, after being painted stronger than he is, Hiccup sets out on a treasure hunt that Stoick failed to prove himself. Stoick apologized at the end for making his son feel he had to do something big to be accepted. A more accurate picture was placed in the Great Hall to replace the other one. In Thawfest, Hiccup was determined to finally beat Snotlout. When he decided to throw the race, he apologized to his father, and to himself, in his choice. Though Stoick was still proud of Hiccup in how well he'd done.
The two still often have a hard time communicating with each other. In How to Pick Your Dragon, Stoick seems to ignore Hiccup's teaching about how dragons need trust. Gobber told Hiccup that "it's a father's job to listen to his son, without letting on that he's heard a word".
Stoick is still very protective of his son. After Hiccup and Toothless were kidnapped by the Outcasts, he banned flying dragons to try to keep him safe. While Hiccup respected his father, he felt he had to go behind his back in case Alvin attacked. The two later reconciled. In Frozen, Hiccup was very concerned about Stoick being paralyzed by the Speed Stingers.
Hiccup is also shown to care for his father. Hiccup was very determined to rescue Stoick from Dagur's clutches when Stoick was taken hostage as a trade for Toothless in Cast Out Part I and Cast Out Part II. Hiccup was even willing to join forces with Berk's enemy, Alvin The Treacherous, just to save his father.
In the second film, their relationship is strained because Stoick has decided to make Hiccup Chief of Berk, but Hiccup is reluctant to take on the duties and avoids him. But it was restored after Hiccup found Valka, the two work together against Drago Bludvist. When Hiccup is threatened by Toothless, who was hypnotized by Drago's Bewilderbeast and ordered to kill Hiccup, Stoick runs to Hiccup's aid and pushes him out of the way right before Toothless fires a plasma bolt, killing Stoick. Hiccup is devastated, to the point that he yells at Toothless when he resurfaces, even though it wasn't his fault. Afterwards he shoot a flaming arrow as his funeral along his friends and mother.
After Stoick's funeral, Hiccup says he was afraid of becoming chief because he didn't know how to live up to Stoick's job, showing that he had a great deal of respect for his father and what he did. He then decides to continue his father's legacy and becomes Chief of Berk to honor him and not let him die in vain. all the problems that they have with each other, Hiccup and Stoick are shown to love each other very much and are willing to sacrifice their own happiness and lives for the sake of the other.
- “All this time, you took after me. And where was I? I'm so sorry, Hiccup. Can we start over? Will you give me another chance?”
- ―Valka, eager to reconnect with Hiccup
Valka is Hiccup's mother. She was believed to be dead for twenty years and that she was taken and eaten by dragons. She was taken when Hiccup was just a baby, so he hardly knew anything about her. In the film, Hiccup was given a helmet made from her old armor. While though he found it awkward at first, it is very important to him, as seen in Gift of the Night Fury. In Breakneck Bog, Hiccup is willing to face extreme danger, and a possible Fog Monster, to retrieve a lost gift from his mother. In How to Train Your Dragon 2, Hiccup not only reunites with his mother, but learns she has been living with, and rescuing dragons. Throughout the second film, she helped him discovering his identity as a Rider and a leader. In the end, Valka stays with him on Berk and celebrated along wtih Gobber,Astrid and the rest of the villagers her son's coronation as Chief of Berk. like his father, Hiccup is shown to love his mother very much and like her to be in his life again and Valka is willingly to sacrifce her happiness for the sake of his.
- “What, is it always going to be this way? 'Cause... [Astrid kisses him] ... I could get used to it.”
- ―Hiccup in response to Astrid punching him
Astrid is Hiccup's main love interest in the series and fellow Dragon Training classmate in the first movie. At first, she is unimpressed by Hiccup and his lack of dragon-fighting skills, and often rebuffs his efforts to speak to her. Although she doesn't make fun of him like the other Viking teens, she does not seem particularly pleased about his presence in the Dragon Training class either, and probably thinks that he is weak. Later, however, Astrid becomes jealous and angry about Hiccup's sudden success in Dragon Training and follows him into the forest, eventually discovering Hiccup's friendship with Toothless and threatening to reveal it to the village.
After Hiccup and Toothless take her for a ride, her views about dragons and Hiccup change as she sees just how amazing dragons really are as well as Hiccup's true aptitude for communicating with them. She also grows a greater respect for Hiccup when he shows his adamancy in protecting Toothless, refusing to tell the other Vikings about their trip to the Dragons' Nest and his friendship with the Night Fury out of fear that they would take drastic action against the dragons and kill Toothless. Astrid later tries to help Hiccup during his Dragon Training final exam when the Monstrous Nightmare attacks him by distracting it and later holds Hiccup back so that he doesn't get hurt when the Vikings overpower Toothless.
Astrid comforts Hiccup and inspires him to round up the other Viking teens to help him with his plan to save the villagers from the Red Death shortly after they depart for the Nest. When Hiccup is believed to be dead, where as everyone else hangs their heads in shame she's brought to tears obviously mourning the loss of her friend (and potentially mutual love interest) meaning she took it the hardest. She finalizes her feelings for him at the end of the film when she kisses him on the lips, implying that the two may have some sort of romantic relationship (emphasized in Gift of the Night Fury where she kisses him again and gives him a hug, and he calls her "Milady"). However, outside of these situations and despite this mutual attraction, in Dragons: Riders of Berk it's shown that they do not consider themselves to be in any official relationship, often shying away from each other (such as separating after finding themselves holding each other, or scooting away when others point out how close they are sitting together). Nevertheless, the two still have a very close and trusting relationship, Astrid being Hiccup's best friend after Toothless, regularly confide in each other and are usually the first to volunteer aid to each other.
In Thawfest Astrid is especially disappointed and upset by Hiccup's new-found arrogance and unpleasantness as he scores more points against Snotlout, and admits to Hiccup being a gracious loser is a thing she's always liked about him. When Hiccup repents his behavior by throwing the race, Astrid is all too happy to have the old Hiccup back and kisses him which happens to be the only time in the TV series that they kiss. She continues to aid Hiccup as his second in command at the Dragon Academy, with the pair of them acting as the "straight men" against the bickering, neuroses and dysfunction of the other teens. In Dragons: Defenders of Berk, Hiccup gives Astrid more responsibility by allowing her to creating training missions for the Dragon Academy/Flight Club. In Fright of Passage, Hiccup tells Astrid that training dragons aren't the only thing that he thinks about. After Astrid said "Are you actually saying that to me with a straight face?", it was made official. Later, during Cast Out Part I, Hiccup gets mad at Snotlout for, not only disobeying him again, but nearly getting Astrid killed in the process and suspends him. This shows that he truly cares for Astrid and will do anything to defend her.
By the time of the sequel, Hiccup and Astrid are an official couple, she even teases him in an affectionate manner. They are comfortable sitting very close to each other, as opposed to in Animal House when they nervously moved away from each other. By the time of the sequel film, Stoick has grown very fond of Astrid because of her romantic relationship towards Hiccup and has even called her his future daughter-in-law to Spitelout during her victory in the Dragon Races. Astrid is the only one Hiccup confides in about his doubts about becoming Chief of Berk and is often talking to her about how his father keeps on pressuring him to take his place. Understanding her boyfriend's concern, Astrid comforts him about his doubts and says what he's searching for isn't in the places he explores but what's inside him.
Hiccup and Astrid both make the discovery of the destroyed base of Eret, Son of Eret and Hiccup saves Astrid after she falls off of Stormfly (who was caught in a net by Eret's men). After they land, he stands protectively in front of her when they confront Eret. Hiccup and Astrid later perform mutiny against Stoick and head off towards Eret's ship so that he can take them to Drago to change his mind about dragons. During that time, he jokingly throws a net over Astrid and leads her tenderly yet sternly towards the prison cell on the ship so that she wouldn't harm anyone on the ship with her axe. Astrid later tries to follow him when he goes off to search for Drago himself, but is stopped by Stoick and is ordered to lead the others back to Berk since he had about enough mutiny for one day.
Later, when Hiccup and Stoick fail to show up, Astrid leads the other Dragon Riders on a hunt to find them. After that, they are captured by Drago Bludvist, Astrid says that Hiccup will come and rescue them, bragging about Hiccup's role as the Dragon Master and of Toothless. When Astrid finally reunites with Hiccup on the back of Stormfly with Eret, she get's introduced to Valka and is surprised that she's alive and Hiccup jokes to her about how that's where he got his dramatic flair. After Stoick is killed, Astrid rushes to Hiccup's side and holds him tenderly in her arms as they mourn the loss of his father and the Chief of Berk. Hiccup later on leads the shooting of the flaming arrows during Stoick's Viking funeral and Astrid, along with the other Dragon Riders, Valka, Eret, and Gobber all follow his lead.
Astrid is later looking at Hiccup proudly as he takes on his new role as Chief of Berk and follows his lead back to Berk on the backs of the baby dragons. After Hiccup and Toothless defeat the evil Alpha Bewilderbeast and Drago, Astrid teasingly pokes at his flight suit button and says that he found what he was searching for, making both of them laugh and Hiccup finally initiating a kiss with Astrid on the lips, pulling her close and gazing at her affectionately after they break apart from their embrace. Astrid later celebrates Hiccup's coronation as Chief of Berk and is seen by his side as the whole isle of Berk celebrates Hiccup's role as Chief. At the end of the sequel, Astrid is seen in the Dragon Races competing against the other Riders and Hiccup intervenes by taking the Black Sheep at the last second and throwing it into her basket for her.
An act that was seen performed by Snotlout and Fishlegs while they competed for Ruffnut's affection, so it shows that Hiccup simply stepped in to help out his lady against the other Riders as well. By the end of the film near the credits, Astrid and Stormfly are seen right next to Hiccup and Toothless as they stand on the pedestal overlooking the concluded games and Astrid's victory. He seems to make Astrid smile in the end no matter how many fights or misunderstandings they get in.
Gobber is the blacksmith of the village, as well as a mentor, honorary uncle, and secondary father figure to Hiccup. Despite acting like all of his other students are expendable or simply paying little attention to their well-being, Gobber seems to have a soft spot for Hiccup. This is obscured, however, by the methods by which he goes about expressing his fondness of the boy. Though his intentions are good, Gobber often gives out comically bad advice that somehow just makes Hiccup feel worse. Most importantly, however, Gobber acts as the bridge of communication between Stoick and Hiccup, since the two seem to be unable to listen to one another otherwise. In fact, Gobber is the one who convinced Stoick to allow Hiccup to enroll in the Dragon Training classes, reminding the latter that he could not always hope to protect Hiccup; the best he could do was prepare him. At the end of the film, Gobber is the one who constructs a new prosthetic tail for Toothless and Hiccup's prosthetic leg. The other important role Gobber filled was training Hiccup in leather-working and as a blacksmith, which gave the imaginative teen an outlet for his mind along with practical design and fabrication skills. If an invention of Hiccup's fails, it's only because inexperience affected the design, never because of faulty parts, or that the parts were poorly crafted. Hiccup's innovation, improvement and engineering of his society's technology for his creations is often nothing short of sheer genius. At the end of How To Train Your Dragon 2 Gobber celebrated his coronation as Chief of Berk along with the other villagers.
Hiccup and Snotlout are cousins in the books. Snotlout's big ego and bullying attitude makes Hiccup dislike him in the film. Snotlout openly mocks Hiccup's claims and is always boosting his own image by throwing mud on Hiccup's. When Hiccup becomes popular, Snotlout does join in and become a huge fan. Snotlout is willing to come and aid Hiccup in the battle with the Red Death, and he is actually the first Viking Hiccup teaches to bond with a dragon. Snotlout quickly wipes a tear in relief when he discovers that Hiccup is not dead, showing that he does care for him. Hiccup and Snotlout maintain a sort of rivalry ever afterwards. Snotlout recognizes Hiccup as the leader of the Dragon Academy and follows Hiccup's directions. While he may complain about specific details when not in battle once in a while, on the battlefield he will follow through with Hiccup's orders to the best of his ability. Though at times they work together, they are usually at odds. Hiccup highly dislikes Snotlout's arrogant attitude and stupid decisions, but he tolerates him, and at times the two do come together and accomplish difficult tasks. Still, there is a general feeling of dislike between both Hiccup and Snotlout. In Cast Out Part II, Hiccup acknowledged Snotlout's effort to try to save the Screaming Death's mother from Dagur. Hiccup "suspended the suspension" he earlier put Snotlout on and the two of them finally became friends in the end. At the end of How To Train Your Dragon 2 Snotlout celebrated his coronation as Chief of Berk along with the other villagers.
Hiccup gets along fairly well with Fishlegs throughout the franchise. In the books they are best friends, though they are much, much less close in the movie and series. Fishlegs does not seem to be as mean to Hiccup as the other teens during the first part of the film. He is not insulting or unkind, he just hardly speaks to him. After Hiccup becomes popular, Fishlegs, like the other teens, immediately begins to admire him. Hiccup is often happy to have Fishlegs around as a source of dragon information. Fishlegs, Hiccup, and Astrid seem to be the more sensible side of the gang. Hiccup often is kind and caring towards Fishlegs who is occasionally overly emotional. Fishlegs and Hiccup do not always get along well though. Often Fishlegs spurts out information in a very unhelpful or annoying way. Hiccup is often openly frustrated with him for doing this. Hiccup has been seen to even be slightly teasing towards Fishlegs when he is stuck in a tree and blames the crash on a flaming squirrel. Most of the time, Hiccup and Fishlegs do get along quite well, but Fishlegs is definitely not as close to Hiccup as Toothless or Astrid. At the end of How To Train Your Dragon 2 Fishlegs celebrated his coronation as Chief of Berk along with the other villagers.
Hiccup has a very basic relationship with the twins. In the beginning of the movie, they joined Snotlout on making fun of him. When Hiccup begins to excel at Dragon Training, they become big fans. Ruff even developed a (short-lived) crush on him. When Hiccup sets off to fight the Red Death, they help along with the others. The twins are relieved that Hiccup is alive after the battle. Hiccup does get annoyed by them with their love of fighting and destruction, but that does come in handy when needed. In IHiccup is willing to search all night to find them. He even trusts Tuff enough to gather information on what Alvin and Dagur are planning. At the end of How To Train Your Dragon 2 they celebrated his coronation as Chief of Berk along with the other villagers.
- Heather: "It was nice of your father to let me stay here."
- Hiccup: "Well, until we can find you a safe place to go, consider Berk your home."
- ―Hiccup makes Heather feel comfortable in the Haddock House
- “That was some pretty fine dragon wrangling back there. You'd make a good trapper.”
- ―Eret's remarks to Hiccup at the end
Eret appeared in How To Train Your Dragon 2. Hiccup and Eret were initially in conflict as Eret attempted to trap dragons for Drago as opposed to Hiccup's respect for them. However, after Eret saw that he was wrong about dragons, he helped the Dragon Riders return to Berk to face Drago, with Hiccup suggesting that Eret take on Stoick's dragon, Skullcrusher following Stoick's death so that Skullcrusher will still have a rider recognizing that Eret can be trusted and become friends with him. Along with Valka, Gobber, Astrid and the rest of the village, Eret celebrated Hiccup's coronation as Chief of Berk.
Hiccup and Cloudjumper met each other when Hiccup was a baby. During the dragon raids on Berk, Cloudjumper broke into their house. His mother Valka saw this and tried to save him, but Cloudjumper was not harming him, in fact playing with him. However, he accidentally scratched Hiccup and attacked his father. As a result, Valka was taken by him, leaving Hiccup motherless for 20 years, while Valka on the other hand decided to stay with Cloudjumper fearing that she might harm Hiccup and Stoick or worse. Years later, they meet again along with his mother. Although they do not recognize each other, they do become close by their mutual love for Valka and Hiccup does not hold a grudge against him, At the end of the movie, Cloudjumper, along with the other dragons from the den celebrated Hiccup's coronation as Chief of Berk.
In the series, Alvin clearly has some sort of history with Hiccup's father, and recognizes Hiccup as "Stoick's little embarrassment" and "Stoick's little runt". Hiccup at first outsmarts Alvin into taking him to Dragon Island. It is there that Alvin realizes that Hiccup is a Master Dragon Trainer. Alvin then begins to try to train dragons of his own, but he fully realizes that to do so, he will need Hiccup. He abducts him several times throughout the series. Hiccup is usually sarcastic around Alvin which annoys the Outcast Chief considerably. This sarcasm displays an amount of contempt for the bloodthirsty Chief. Hiccup and Alvin both clearly underestimate each other. Hiccup was completely fooled by Alvin's plot to lure him to the Isle of Night, and Alvin has many times watched helplessly as the "90-pound boy repeatedly defeats an army of blood-thirsty savages." Alvin is Hiccup's main enemy in the television series, and he is one of the few characters that Hiccup has openly ordered Toothless to finish off. The animosity between the two of them has grown and grown as Hiccup has escaped Alvin and Alvin has nearly destroyed things that Hiccup cares deeply about. Alvin has notably targeted Astrid, and this has served to fuel the fire of the rivalry. Then Alvin discovered he could use Hiccup's love for Toothless to get at him, and this seemed to be the final straw. When Hiccup finally escaped, he and Toothless made a diving attack at Alvin and would have most likely killed him if they had not been downed by bolas. It is rare for Hiccup to be so determined to kill an enemy, but Alvin has given him good reasons to reach such decisions. In Defenders Of Berk, by the time of Cast Out Part I, Alvin claims that he is trying to change and helped Hiccup to defeat Dagur and rescue Stoick from Outcast Island in Cast Out Part II. Hiccup and Alvin become allies at the end of the season.
Mildew and Hiccup are certainly not on any sort of good terms in the series. Mildew kicks off their rivalry by intentionally trying to get rid of the dragons. Mildew highly dislikes Hiccup because Hiccup has changed Berk, and because of this Mildew's animosity towards the dragons has stretched out to incorporate Hiccup as well. He intentionally makes Hiccup look as bad as possible in the eyes of the villagers and often attacks Hiccup's emotions through cruel guilt trips and accusations. This has lead to Hiccup highly disliking the old man. He never necessarily wishes harm upon the cantankerous old man, but when Mildew does get what is coming to him, Hiccup does seem to slightly enjoy it. Mildew tricks Hiccup into going into an Outcast trap, and this makes Hiccup even more angry with the old man. However, Hiccup does eventually pity Mildew when he sees him imprisoned, and Mildew convinces Hiccup to let him out of an Outcast cell. Hiccup is then fully willing to help the old man, and even tries to get him to bond with the dragons with some success. Unfortunately, it is all a trick, and Mildew winds up betraying Hiccup once again. Hiccup is unaware of this final betrayal, so he does try and rescue Mildew, but his father tells him that there is no way to help him. Hiccup currently does not necessarily like Mildew's company, but due his ignorance of Mildew's second betrayal, Hiccup has forgiven him. It appears in Worst in Show that Hiccup appears to know of Mildew's betrayal as he probably ordered Ruff and Tuff to send Butt and Head to head-butt Mildew. Hiccup also called Mildew a traitor in Cast Out Part II, further proving this point but in the end, Mildew helped Alvin save Hiccup, Toothless, and Stoick from Dagur and got the Berserkers off. It is possible Mildew has returned to Berk and became an ally.
Hiccup and Dagur have known each other for a long time, usually meeting with their tribes' treaty signing. Dagur often acts like a pesky older brother, using Hiccup as a knife throwing target or trying to drown him. Hiccup describes him as a "lunatic kid" and was not happy to learn he was the new Berserker Chief. Dagur confronted Hiccup about the Red Death and trained dragon rumors he heard about, only for Hiccup to deny them. The Dragon Trainers staged a dragon attack to save Barf and Belch, and the Berserkers retreated. Hiccup later met up with Dagur again in The Night and the Fury on Dragon Island. Dagur was happy to see Hiccup alive after the "attack" and kept going on about how he faced a Night Fury. Dagur then decides the two of them will hunt down the dragon together. He even starts calling Hiccup "brother," which he finds awkward. Dagur points out he and Hiccup are a lot alike: both are born leaders, sons of chiefs, and have fathers that had to be eliminated; the last one Hiccup quickly disagrees with. When Dagur learns that the truth about Berk's dragons, he feels betrayed and attacks Hiccup and Toothless. Hiccup beats Dagur, and he and he others head back to Berk, as they need to be ready when Dagur returns. After being defeated and telling the Berserker armada, Dagur tells them no one is to hurt Hiccup, except him, after he gets his dragon. Throughout the whole season, Dagur has constantly been trying to capture Hiccup and Toothless. Hiccup hated Dagur even more than he did before when he took his father, Stoick as hostage to trade for Toothless. In the end, Dagur goes away and may or may not come back again.
- “You surely are hard to get rid of, I'll say that.”
- ―Drago, to Hiccup
Drago Bludvist has an army of dragons and wants to rule the world, which means that this character will probably be the worst enemy Hiccup will ever meet. They are alike and different in many ways. Like Hiccup, he lost his left arm to a dragon, grew up fearing them but proved to have a talent for controlling them, and also possessed a great deal of mechanical inventive genius (as evidenced by his dragon traps). Unlike Hiccup, his fear transformed not into understanding but an obsessive need to dominate everything around him so he would never feel powerless again, and dragons were the ideal tool to do this with once he realized he could dominate them with sheer will and intimidation. The comparison goes further with their specific amputations and methods of how they each tame dragons. Hiccup lost his leg, and his method of taming a dragon involves calmly and peacefully placing his hand on the dragon's face. Drago on the other hand lost his arm, and his method involves shouting wildly and stepping cruelly upon on a dragon's head. In the end, Drago was defeated and Hiccup finally got his revenge on his father's true murderer.
Season 1: Riders of Berk
- "How to Start a Dragon Academy"
- "Viking for Hire"
- "Animal House"
- "The Terrible Twos"
- "In Dragons We Trust"
- "Alvin & the Outcasts"
- "How To Pick Your Dragon"
- "Portrait of Hiccup as a Buff Young Man"
- "Dragon Flower"
- "Heather Report Part 1"
- "Heather Report Part 2"
- "When Lightning Strikes"
- "What Flies Beneath"
- "Defiant One"
- "Breakneck Bog"
- "Gem of a Different Color"
- "We Are Family Part 1"
- "We Are Family Part 2"
Season 2: Defenders of Berk
- "Live and Let Fly"
- "The Iron Gronckle"
- "The Night and the Fury"
- "Tunnel Vision"
- "Race to Fireworm Island"
- "Fright of Passage"
- "Worst in Show"
- "Appetite for Destruction"
- "Zippleback Down"
- "A View to a Skrill Part 1"
- "A View to a Skrill Part 2"
- "The Flight Stuff"
- "Free Scauldy"
- "A Tale of Two Dragons"
- "The Eel Effect"
- "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes"
- "Bing! Bam! Boom!"
- "Cast Out, Part I"
- "Cast Out, Part II"
Season 3: Race to the edge
- Hiccup's relationship with Astrid was made for the films, as was the character of Astrid.
- Hiccup is voiced by Jay Baruchel.
- Hiccup has no siblings.
- He seems to have gotten his name from the fact that he was born early, so he was smaller and weaker than the other babies.
- He is left-handed.
- He could be ambidextrous, as seen on the posters for How to Train Your Dragon 2, Hiccup is seen with his flaming sword, Inferno, in both his right and left hands showing that he can wield it in either hands. Also, his shield alternates between his hands throughout Defenders of Berk.
- He is a rather bad liar and seems to be pressured by guilt into admitting things easily.
- He is the smartest member of the Berk Dragon Training Academy.
- He is the Academy's Strike Class Dragons expert.
- He and Astrid are currently the only Dragon Riders that are in a relationship.
- He is the shortest among the teens in the first movie but is the tallest in the sequel.
- He and Fishlegs are the only Dragon Riders who don't have blue eyes.
- In the first film, Hiccup almost died when he fell into the inferno of the Red Death's exploding body, which Toothless protected him from. In the second film, he almost died in a completely opposite way, when Drago's Bewilderbeast shot him with an icy blast, which Toothless also protected him from.
- He is the second person to train a dragon throughout the entire franchise. The first was Valka and the third was Drago.