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Torch was a baby Typhoomerang that first appeared in Season 1 of the television series, DreamWorks Dragons he later grew into an adult.

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Personality

Torch, as a baby was very curious about new things. He was not very big on sharing, as he ate all of Toothless' dinner and took his bed. While Torch is wild, he does care about his mother and went to her side when she crashed. He was also happy to be with his siblings again.

Torch has a bit of a rivalry with Toothless. The two did not get along and even got to the point to fighting each other. Even as an adult, they were still at it. But he did let Toothless ride him.

Hiccup was the first human Torch met. He took a strong liking to him when Hiccup took him home to treat his leg. He even followed him instead of returning to his mother. When he met Hiccup again, he wrapped his wings around him and Toothless, and placed his snout against Hiccup hand, showing their previous bond. 

Torch was officially trained by Tuffnut. They first met at the academy, where Torch bit Tuff's nose. They became closer when Torch discovered Tuffnut in a trap when Torch had grown up, Torch playing briefly with Tuffnut and accepting some instructions from him. Torch even gave Tuffnut a farewell nudge and roar, Tuffnut noting that he would miss Torch as the only one who ever really listened to him.

Role in the series

Dragons: Riders of Berk

Hiccup and his friends find a dragon in the forests of Berk, later discovering that a dragon of his size is actually a baby. Hiccup takes him home, where Stoick names him "Torch".

Back in the forest, Torch's mother discovers he is missing, and goes on a rampage, moving towards Berk in an attempt to find him. However, nobody has any knowledge of this except Toothless, who complains to Hiccup that Torch must be rid of. Hiccup doesn't listen to Toothless, thinking that he is just jealous of their new friend. Although, Toothless, sensing that Torch has a mother looking for him, convinces Hiccup and his friends to go look for her. Eventually, Torch is reunited with his mother and two siblings. As they depart, he waves goodbye to Hiccup.

Riders of Berk comics

The Stowaway

Torch made an appearance in the fourth volume as a dragon for Hroar to ride. After bucking the young Viking a few times, Hroar eventually got the hang of it. Torch, along with several other dragons, fell victim to Hroar's technique and was about to be led to Berk. Thankfully, Hiccup undid Torch's saddle causing Hroar to fall off. Hiccup later assured Torch that no one blamed him.

Underworld

Torch returns in the sixth volume, helping to lead the other Typhoomerangs that the riders were training with.

Dragons: Defenders of Berk

Zippleback Down

Torch returns as a full grown dragon. He found Tuffnut in a dragon trap and started to interact with him. Though Tuffnut said Torch seemed familiar, he did not recognize him. They had a staring contest, roared at each other, and Tuffnut taught him some hand signals, such as spinning and opening his wings. Ruffnut showed up and was surprised. After Hiccup and Toothless crashed in the clearing, and faced against the large dragon. Hiccup then realized it was Torch. He played a vital role in putting out the forest fire and saving Berk. Torch then gave them a ride back to the village, where the others were just as surprised. When he heard the roars of other Typhoomerangs in the distance, he leaves Berk, using his signature spin as a goodbye.

Powers and Abilities

As a baby Torch received some training from Hiccup, which established the foundation for his later training from Tuffnut as an adult.

  • Intelligence and Communication Skills: Torch can learn very easily. He can understood that Stoick wanted Toothless to use his plasma blast to make light the fire, so he did it instead. He also understood the staring and roaring contests with Tuffnut. Despite his lack of training, it appears that Torch has some understanding of hand signals as he understood from Tuffnutt and also obeyed Hiccup's unspoken command to spin at high speeds to put out a forest fire. Other hand signals he understood were "wing raise" and  "spin".
  • Strength: Torch is extremely powerful, being able to carry Hiccup, Toothless, Ruffnut, Tuffnut and Barf and Belch at the same time. He also defeated Barf and Belch with ease by headbutting them, and wacked Toothless to the side with his tail.

Gallery

Dragons: Defenders of Berk

Defenders of Berk

Trivia

  • Torch is the second dragon not to have a rider to return in the series, the first being the Screaming Death (Although he is the first to return from a previous season).
  • Torch is the first dragon to be seen as a baby and an adult.
  • Although he is full grown, it is possible Torch still lives with his family since he left after hearing a distant Typhoomerang call.
  • Torch appears to enjoy messing with others, as he grins when he whacked Toothless and Snotlout.
  • Considering the circumstances of their first meeting, Torch could be said to be the little brother that Toothless never wanted.
  • As he has received training from both Hiccup and Tuffnut, Torch could be said to be the only dragon with two specific trainers; all other dragons trained to date have been tamed and trained by a single specific person.


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Media:
Films: How to Train Your Dragon | How to Train Your Dragon 2 | How to Train Your Dragon 3
Shorts: Legend of the Boneknapper Dragon | Gift of the Night Fury | Book of Dragons | Dawn of the Dragon Racers
Spin-off series: DreamWorks Dragons (Episode List)
Video games: How to Train Your Dragon

Characters: Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III | Astrid Hofferson | Stoick the Vast | Valka | Gobber the Belch | Fishlegs Ingerman | Snotlout Jorgenson | Ruffnut Thorston | Tuffnut Thorston | Eret | Gothi | Spitelout | Drago Bludvist | Grimmel the Grisly

Spin-off Characters: Dagur the Deranged | Mala | Heather | Atali | Gustav Larson | Silent Sven | Bucket | Mulch | Silent Sven | Trader Johann | Alvin the Treacherous | Viggo Grimborn | Ryker Grimborn | Mildew | Captain Vorg

Dragon Characters: Toothless | Stormfly | Meatlug | Hookfang | Cloudjumper | Skullcrusher | Grump | Red Death | Toothless' Rival | Scauldy | Bing, Bam and Boom | Valka's Bewilderbeast | Drago's Bewilderbeast | Torch | Thornado

Dragon Species: Night Fury | Deadly Nadder | Gronckle | Monstrous Nightmare | Hideous Zippleback | Typhoomerang | Thunderdrum | Fireworm | Scauldron | Whispering Death | Smothering Smokebreath | Changewing | Screaming Death Fireworm Queen | Flightmare | Skrill | Lead Stinger | Speed Stingers | Stormcutter | Bewilderbeast | Seashocker

Songs
How to Train Your Dragon: Sticks and Stones
How to Train Your Dragon 2: For The Dancing And The Dreaming | Where No One Goes | Into A Fantasy

Locations: Berk

Objects: Hiccup's Shield | Dragon Blade