Astrid Hofferson is a female Viking warrior of Clan Hofferson of the Hooligan tribe. She's very smart, striking, tough, beautiful, and her determined and strong personality makes her hard to impress. Astrid is 15 years old in "How to Train Your Dragon", "Dragons: Riders of Berk" and "Dragons: Defenders of Berk", 18-19 in "Dawn of the Dragon Racers" and "Dragons: Race to the Edge", and 20 in the sequel. In spite of her initial fall outs with Hiccup and disdain toward dragons, Astrid ends up becoming his lifelong confidante, thanks to Toothless, and quickly adapts to a life with dragons.
Astrid is Hiccup's love interest in the first movie, Riders and Defenders of Berk, and the first three seasons of Race to the Edge, and she becomes his girlfriend in the Dragons: Race to the Edge, Season 4 episode "Blindsided".
- "Astrid, 20, is the self-assured, competitive champion of the Dragon Races and Hiccup's longtime girlfriend. Beautiful despite herself, she's tough and rational, providing Hiccup with a blunt voice of reason while remaining his most outspoken supporter.
A strong sense of duty defines Astrid to the core. She will always do what must be done without regard for herself. So when trouble threatens the people and dragons that she loves, Astrid stops at nothing to defend them, even if though that means going rogue and defying Stoick's orders. "
Right from an early age, Astrid began working to restore her family's honor as well as to earn validation as a warrior. During a flashback in "Fright of Passage", it was revealed that during the Aurvandil's Fire, five year old Astrid was shown attempting to take care of the Flightmare by herself. She was quickly stopped by her uncle Finn Hofferson who told her this was not her battle yet. Finn then decided to confront the dragon on his own, leaving his niece watching in concern from afar.
Astrid didn't see the outcome herself but heard from onlookers that her uncle froze in the Flightmare's presence. She considered stepping in, but was held back by Gobber who informed her that her wee axe would be useless against a dragon. Unable to accept what had occurred, and the shame bestowed upon her family's name, Astrid settled to plan for vengeance for the next time the Flightmare would appear in ten years.
Although her favorite uncle's demise certainly weighs in, Astrid's Viking warrior status is primarily based on the Hofferson's being a decorated warrior family.
After being recruiting to put out fires during a dragon raid, Astrid is seen helping to putting out fires with Snotlout Jorgenson, Fishlegs Ingerman and the twins Ruffnut Thorston and Tuffnut Thorston, while Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III (doing an introductory narration) introduces her to the audience. After Hiccup is sent home by his father, Astrid is among the group but does not join in their mockery of Hiccup.
She is later seen with the other students in Dragon Training, along with Hiccup. During their first encounter with a Gronckle as their first lesson, Astrid is shown to be the star pupil as the other students are knocked out of the lesson one by one. Later, in the Great Hall, the other students mock Hiccup's performance and Astrid doesn't hesitate to criticize him either.
Gobber the Belch hands the students the Dragon Manual for the group to study and Astrid is one of the only ones to have read it besides Fishlegs and Hiccup. During the student's next lesson—this time against a Deadly Nadder in a labyrinth—Astrid again comes out on top. Angered with Hiccup getting in her way, she is quick to berate him by saying that they're about to inherit their parents' war and commands him to figure out what side he fights for. That night, Astrid is listening to Gobber's stories about dragons with the others when she notices Hiccup suddenly leave without saying anything. Although curious, she thinks nothing of it.
At the next lesson, the students are facing a Hideous Zippleback in paired teams: Astrid with Ruff, Hiccup with Fishlegs and Snotlout with Tuff. Due to Snotlout and Tuff's jeers, Astrid and Ruff lose their buckets of water, which they needed to douse the Zippleback's spark-breathing head. While Hiccup loses the last bucket of water, Astrid is shocked to see Hiccup somehow frighten the Zippleback back into its cage by merely motioning to it. As the lessons progress, it soon becomes apparent that Hiccup is becoming better and better, always seeming to have a way with the dragons and exerting control over them. He soon overtakes Astrid as the star pupil, which stirs her jealousy even further. After one particular lesson, Astrid vents her anger in the forest by throwing her axe into trees when she sees Hiccup sneaking around. She attempts to follow him but loses sight of him through the foliage.The following night, Astrid hears crash from Hiccup's stall at the blacksmith shop and finds Hiccup is "Acting weird—well, weirder" and then suddenly disappearing, further deepening her doubt.
Not long after, Astrid and Hiccup are the only students left in the race to see who gets the right to slay their first dragon. They are faced with the Gronckle when she threatens Hiccup to stay out of her way. Despite Astrid's best efforts, she still ends up losing when Hiccup immobilizes the Gronckle in little to no time at all. The Viking Elder, Gothi, denies Astrid the right to kill the Monstrous Nightmare and instead gives it to Hiccup.
This time, Astrid manages to follow Hiccup to the cove he's been visiting after training, along with her trusty axe. Astrid then begins interrogating Hiccup on the real reason for his sudden improvements in Dragon Training as well as his riding vest which he has never shown in public. Astrid then notices the figure of Toothless which appeared to alarm her, as she pushed Hiccup down with her as she dove to the ground, but before she can recognize Toothless, Hiccup distracts her by admitting that he is "through with the lies" as well as "making outfits", which causes Astrid to twist Hiccup's arm painfully "for the lies" and hit him hard with the handle of her axe "for everything else", which finally provokes Toothless.
Thinking that Astrid is a threat to Hiccup, Toothless charges out with a loud and aggressive roar and is about to attack her. Hiccup grabs Astrid's axe, casts it away and stops Toothless in mid-pounce by telling him that Astrid is a friend. After an introduction to one another, during which Toothless snarls at her, Astrid realizes that the reason Hiccup had beaten her in Dragon Training was that he had befriended a dragon, which was the hated enemy of the Vikings, and runs off in anger to tell the villagers. But in the middle of the forest, before she can make it, she is snatched up and placed screaming on the pinnacle of a tree by Toothless and Hiccup where he asks for a chance to explain.
Hiccup tries to explain, but she refuses to hear any explanation, yet Hiccup manages to talk her into letting him show her instead and she climbs onto Toothless behind Hiccup (Toothless snarls at her as she gets on). Hiccup tells the Night Fury to gently land. However, Toothless is not so tame as that and deliberately scares Astrid with daring flying maneuvers until she finally apologizes to the dragon. Toothless finally stops and takes her and Hiccup on an extraordinarily brilliant flight above the clouds and Berk. She gradually becomes more comfortable with Hiccup and even rests her head on his shoulder. Astrid is amazed by the flight and what she sees, realizing just how wrong she was about Toothless and Hiccup.
During the flight however, when reminding Hiccup of the oncoming event on which Hiccup "Will have to kill a dragon", Toothless suddenly flies towards parts unknown and the group soon find themselves in a flock of dragons carrying their kill and food towards none other than the Dragons' Nest. Astrid and Hiccup are shocked to discover the dragons steal and raid from the village to feed a monstrous dragon called the Red Death in order to avoid being eaten themselves.
When they get back, Astrid wants to tell the village about what they saw but Hiccup manages to talk her out of it for the time being, fearing the other Vikings will kill Toothless. Impressed by Hiccup's persistence on keeping Toothless a secret and his loyalty to Toothless, she agrees and suddenly punches him on the arm "for kidnapping her" before kissing him on the cheek "for everything else."
The next day, Hiccup has to take his final exam and is expected to kill his first dragon, the Monstrous Nightmare. Astrid wishes Hiccup good luck and agrees to make sure the Vikings don't find Toothless if something goes wrong, but adds, "Just...promise me it won't go wrong." to which he never gives an answer. She watches as Hiccup faces the Nightmare and tosses aside his weapon, shield and helmet, intending to show the Vikings the truth about dragons. But Stoick, infuriated by his son's traitorous behaviors, screams for the match to stop and strikes the handrail of the ring.
The noise frightens the Nightmare, driving it to attack Hiccup, which is exactly what Hiccup tells Astrid he's worried about. Astrid gets into the arena and tries to help Hiccup escape but ends up in danger as well until Stoick gets into the ring to help them. Astrid manages to clamber out but Hiccup ends up in the Nightmare's claws before he's saved by Toothless. Toothless fights off the Nightmare but won't leave Hiccup, thinking the Vikings are threats and almost kills Stoick in the process. The Vikings swarm Toothless and Astrid has to stop Hiccup from interfering so he doesn't get hurt. Later she hears that Stoick disowns Hiccup.
Astrid attempts to comfort Hiccup for his losses after the Vikings set sail for the Nest and the deadly Red Death which the Vikings aren't aware of. She asks why Hiccup didn't kill Toothless that first chance, saying she wants to remember what he says. Hiccup finally tells her that he didn't because at that critical moment, he saw that Toothless was just as scared as he himself was; for him it was like looking in a mirror.
Astrid's words then motivate Hiccup to try to save the tribe and do something crazy.
Astrid rounds up the other students and Hiccup teaches them enough about riding and controlling the various dragons. Astrid stops Snotlout's attempt to grab a weapon when training the Monstrous Nightmare. Finally they fly off to rescue their tribe from the Red Death which has broken out of the Nest to attack. Astrid sits astride the Deadly Nadder and drops off Hiccup so he can free Toothless from his chains while she goes to help the others fight the Red Death.
Astrid and Stormfly nearly end up getting eaten and she's knocked off her dragon. Thankfully, she's saved as Toothless catches her, and she enjoys a heart-quaking flight upside-down. Hiccup drops her off as he and Toothless lead the Red Death into the sky where they fight it and send it plummeting to its doom in a massive, fiery explosion.
When it seems that Hiccup has died in the fight, Astrid is brought to tears at seeing the sight before her. When Stoick announces that Hiccup survived, she is overjoyed at the news. When Hiccup finally wakes up back on Berk to a new village of dragons and Vikings living together (along with his prosthetic leg), Astrid punches him on the arm again for scaring her and then kisses him on the lips tenderly. Aside Stormfly, Astrid joins Hiccup, Toothless, and the other Vikings with their dragons as they soar together into the sky.
Astrid and Stormfly are helping put out a fire that is raging through the home of Gobber, along with Hiccup, Fishlegs, Snotlout and their dragons. She listens as Gobber argues with Stoick over the cause of the fire: Gobber's underpants or the Boneknapper. When Gobber prepares to depart with his sheep, Phil, Astrid enthusiastically agrees to go with Gobber, when Hiccup says, "Alright, Vikings! Grab your shields."
Astrid helps Hiccup and the others row a seven-man longboat while Gobber appreciates their help and Fishlegs comments on the Boneknapper's legend. It isn't until Ruffnut says, in response to Gobber telling them that the Boneknapper is a silent killer, "So if we don't hear anything... we're dead?", that Astrid - along with all the others - stop rowing and listen to the silence. She is as startled as the other teens when Phil breaks the silence, causing Gobber to laugh. Gobber then decides to tell them about his first encounter with the Boneknapper, which involves a frozen Viking punching him in the face - twice.
Due to Gobber's distracting story, they crash and sink their boat, so they stand and listen to Gobber's second encounter, this time involving a Hammerhead Whale, a third story with a volcano and a Hammerhead Yak, and another time, involving the Hammerhead Whale, Hammerhead Yak and Thor. The tales grew so wild that no-one, not even Hiccup, really believed him so Gobber decided to prove it with a trap after Hiccup tries to reason with him, due to Astrid's prompting.
While they are waiting for the Boneknapper to try and attack a disguised Fishlegs, Astrid complains to Hiccup how they should be trying to get home and is so distracted that she, along with everyone else, fail to notice the Boneknapper's arrival, except Fishlegs. After taking cover in the trap, she tries to convince Gobber to return the bone he had unintentionally stolen, hidden inside the treasure chest from his stories, after Hiccup figures out what the Boneknapper wants. She flinches when Gobber's pants fall down and is just glad that they have a ride home as soon as Gobber returned the bone, making the Boneknapper an 'overgrown puppy dog'.
They all fly back to Berk on the Boneknapper, with Astrid seated behind Hiccup. They were all equally shocked when multiple female Boneknappers responded to their ride's mating call.
In Gift of the Night Fury, Astrid and the other inhabitants of Berk are preparing to celebrate their holiday Snoggletog for the first time with their dragons, as Astrid is seen helping decorate, assisted by Stormfly. After Stoick makes a speech, a strange sound causes all of Berk's dragons to fly off, including Stormfly, during which Astrid questions "Where's Hiccup?".
When Hiccup arrives, everyone swarms him with questions about their dragons' sudden departure but alas Hiccup has no answers. Despite Stoick's trying to cheer the tribe up in the Great Hall, everyone is sad and disappointed. Astrid admits to her friends she'd been looking forward to spending the holiday with Stormfly but she tries to pep up by suggesting they should come up with some new holiday traditions, though Hiccup is the only one who supports her.
The next morning, Astrid tries to spread cheer with her new beverage, Yak-Nog (an obvious allusion to egg-nog) and Snotlout is the first to try it. However he silently regrets it, especially since he has to swallow it instead of spitting it out in front of Astrid. Fishlegs is at first eager to try some, but awkwardly declines after Snotlout shakes his head behind Astrid's back, warning him that the "beverage" is not fit for human consumption. Ruffnut and Tuffnut refuse based on the smell alone, so she decides to go see Hiccup.
She finds him in the forge, where he's working on a new prosthetic that will allow Toothless to fly without Hiccup's assistance, as he was bothered by Tuffnut saying that Toothless can't go anywhere without Hiccup's help. Astrid thinks it's a great idea and subsequently calls Hiccup amazing while running off to "spread more holiday cheer". Thankfully for Hiccup she doesn't notice him spit out her Yak-Nog once she has left.
A few days later, Astrid is forced to duck while Meatlug and Hiccup fly where her head was. She shouts, "Hiccup?! Where are you going?!" and he replies, while holding onto the Gronckle for dear life, "I HAVE NO IDEA!!"
Astrid then confronts Fishlegs for chaining up his own dragon in a barn when the twins find several dragon eggs covered up in a nearby haystack, causing the teens to realize Meatlug is a female dragon, and that everyone's dragons must have left to lay their eggs.
At this point, Astrid has another idea for a Snoggletog tradition: They wrap Meatlug's eggs with ribbons and secretly place them in several homes in the village for everyone to find once the eggs hatch. Once finished, they get excited when all of a sudden one of the houses blows up and a baby Gronckle lands on Fishlegs, causing Astrid to realize the eggs explode when they hatch. Chaos subsequently ensues as the rest of the eggs begin to explode, damaging and setting fire to several buildings.
The Gronckle babies are rounded up and the villagers begin repairs when they see a cloud of dragons being led by Hiccup on Hookfang descend from the sky, bringing with them the dragons' babies. Everyone is reunited with their dragons, as is Astrid with Stormfly, and she's overjoyed to meet Stormfly's babies. Stoick then calls everyone and their Dragons to the Great Hall to celebrate. During the festivities, Astrid notices Hiccup and consoles him, knowing it's hard for him to see everyone else with their dragons, but says he did a wonderful thing and thanks him with a kiss and hug. Feeling sad, Hiccup asks Astrid where Toothless went, and she replies she doesn't know when she notices Toothless sneak into the Great Hall. She then teases Hiccup a bit before pushing him around so he can see Toothless who reveals he left to find and return Hiccup's Viking Helmet. Hiccup hugs Toothless and Astrid wishes everyone a happy Snoggletog.
Astrid is seen asking Hiccup how he was feeling after his failed attempt in training several dragons in "How to Start a Dragon Academy". When Hiccup remarked that he had a 'master plan' to control the dragons, Astrid stated there there were 'a bazillion dragons' and there was only one of him, and he had better know what he was doing. The next day, the gang arrives at the Arena, where Hiccup confesses to Astrid that he did not ask his father if he could train dragons there. She repeatedly asks him if he had asked his father for permission. She later becomes the second-in-command of the Berk Dragon Academy.
During the events of "Viking for Hire", Astrid teamed up with Fishlegs for Hiccup's quiz on dragons. She was later teased by Snotlout, when he flirtatiously remarked that there was room for two on Hookfang. Unsurprisingly, she shoved him into water. She also gave Hiccup the idea of having Gobber construct saddles for the villagers.
One snowy day in "Animal House", Hiccup and Astrid go 'Dragon-boarding', a new game that involved riding their dragons and sliding down a snow-capped mountain. They are rather competitve, constantly slowing each other down. Unfortunately, an avalanche rumbles behind them and Toothless' tail fin is frozen shut. The four of them are dragged into a chasm and safely evade the storm. When they regain consciousness, they huddle together for warmth and soon realize that the dragons had protected them from the snow when they were unconscious. The dragons set up a little fire before they quickly separate, embarrassed. Later, they return back to the village and recount the incident. After a while, they receive news that the livestock had escaped during their route to the Meade Hall. Astrid and Stormfly, along with the rest of the team, ward the animals back to the village.
When Torch was found during a practice run in "The Terrible Twos", Astrid, just like the rest of the gang are taken into the little dragon's abilities. She then reassures Hiccup that Toothless would snap out of his aggressive jealousy against Torch.
Astrid, along with the rest of the teens later join the Dragon United Monitoring Brigade or "DUMB" during the events of "[[In Dragons We Trust", and also goes about knocking on a random Viking's door to state her duty and they should report if there is any troubles with the Dragons. She is considered annoying and sent away. Later, all the dragons, including Stormfly, is sent to Dragon Island as they were framed by Mildew.
Shortly after the establishment of D.U.M.B. and Hiccup saw Mildew discard the props--the only evidence available--he used to fake dragon attacks to frame them, Astrid goes over to Hiccup in "Alvin & the Outcasts" and tells him they may never find any evidence. Dusk draws near, Hiccup and Astrid walk along one of the cliffs, when she spots a ship in the distance. They later realize that it isn't one of Berk's ships, but the Outcasts'. The Outcasts soon arrive at the docks and seize the teens. Thankfully, she reunites with Stormfly after Hiccup tricks them into leading the Outcasts to Dragon Island.
Astrid advises Hiccup in "How to Pick Your Dragon", who is troubled trying to find a dragon for his father, to use the 'Honey and the Hatchet' trick, to tell Stoick something good, then the bad news. She later is sent with the rest of the team to search for a rogue Thunderdrum.
After the potrait of Hiccup and Stoick is completed in "Portrait of Hiccup as a Buff Young Man", where Hiccup is potrayed as a more muscular teen, Astrid walks with Hiccup, allowing him to take all his emotions out on her. He comments to her, that a 'Hiccup' usually symbolizes a runt and expresses his displeasure about the fact that his father can't accept him. She then says that he does... he just accepts the painting more. She then reluctantly follows them to find the Treasure of Hamish II.
When Toothless starts showing signs that he was sick in "Dragon Flower", Astrid spots a sick Terrible Terror and remarks that it also seemed to be unwell. She later rushes to inform Hiccup that there seems to be an 'emergency'--all the dragons on Berk are falling ill. She later accuses Mildew of planting the poisonous Blue Oleander on Berk. to cause the dragons to fall ill.
In "Heather Report, Part 1", Fishlegs is measuring flight speeds and remarks that Astrid and Stormfly are getting faster. Astrid doesn't explain it outright but hints that she has been experimenting with Stormfly's diet. They are soon interrupted by Snotlout who informs them of something he has discovered on the beach. It turns out to be a girl named Heather and she has been washed up on Berk after surviving a pirate attack. Astrid reminds Hiccup of their planned meet up before they leave with Heather to sort of out her situation. That same night, while Astrid is feeding Stormfly some chicken, to boost up her speed for her showdown with Hiccup, she sees a shadowed figure sneak past her.
The next day, Hiccup ends up forgetting about his plans with Astrid, and instead goes out on a testflight with Heather. Astrid spots them and is displeased. The other riders sense her jealousy and tease her about it. When Hiccup finally arrives at the academy, Astrid addresses Heather with sarcasm,, asking if she slept well that night. She has grown suspicious of Heather by this point and warns Hiccup not to trust her.
Later that evening, Astrid catches Heather sneakily reading through the Dragon Manual and informs Hiccup of it. He doesn't see what the big deal is and simply shrugs off Astrid's suspicions. Astrid is still convinced Heather is putting up an act and her suspicions are confirmed when she stumbles upon Heather feeding Stormfly chicken. Heather taunts Astrid as Stormfly begins showing affection to the newcomer. Frustrated and annoyed, Astrid wanders off to the woods to practice with her axe and to blow off steam. Soon, she spots Heather running towards the shore and quietly follows her. She watches Savage's boat dock at the beach and then overhears Heather informing him of what she has learned about training dragons.
Astrid rushed back to town and then barges into Hiccup's house to blurt out everything she just saw. Hiccup follows her upstairs to his room only to find that Heather is sound asleep, contrary to Astrid's claims. Astrid insists what she saw was true but Hiccup is just as stubborn in his beliefs.
The next day, Astrid returns to the stables and notices that Stormfly is gone. She rushes into Hiccup's house, saying that Heather left with Stormfly and the Book of Dragons, and Hiccup finally believes Astrid. They quickly set off with the rest of the gang to caught up to Heather, spotting her heading to Outcast Island. Heather has boosted up Stormfly's speed by feeding her chicken, and they end up flying into Outcast Island territory, where the Book is seized.
Thankfully, Astrid promptly reunites with Stormfly in "Heather Report, Part 2", but Heather was unable to return and tries to escape by boat. Astrid spots her and blows it up on Stormfly. She throws her back into the prison cell, and despite Heather's claims that Alvin had her family captive, refuses to trust her again.
When the gang planned to return to Outcast Island to get the book back, she dressed up as Heather in an attempt to trick Alvin into thinking that she was Heather. She then set sails to the Island and pretends to be Heather. They later force Astrid to train some dragons for them, and she successfully trains a Nightmare. She tries to escape with the Book on the Nightmare, but the Outcasts warned her that if she does, her parents would be killed. Astrid then realizes that Heather was speaking the truth. She gives in and meets Heather's parents, and whisper her plan to them. However, Alvin touches her hair and notices paint and her cover is blown.
The Riders soon arrive and Astrid, along with the Nightmare she just trained, destroys the fort and get the Book back. Back on Berk, Heather and Astrid should made up as friends.Astrid participates in the Thawfest Games in "Thawfest". Snotlout wins all the physical activities, while Hiccup the dragon activities. Hiccup and Snotlout soon have a draw, and Astrid remarks that Hiccup seemed 'edgier' than usual, and commented that he was a 'lousy winner'. When Hiccup allowed Snotlout to win, she mentions that she had liked the fact that Hiccup was a gracious loser, and when he makes it up to her she kisses him again.
Astrid encourages Stormfly to rest on the new perches Hiccup created for dragons in "When Lightning Strikes". She also rescued a dragon when lightning nearly striked it. She later helped construct the cape of a statue for Thor. She is also incredibly angry at Mildew for accusing Toothless of attracting lightning and defended the dragon.
Astrid, during the events of "What Flies Beneath", was very vocal in her defense of Hiccup when Snotlout made various insensitive comments about Hiccup's role in depriving Toothless of the ability to fly solo, and almost going over to beat him up before Hiccup stopped her.
Astrid taught Stormfly several hand signals in "Twinsanity", such as an open palm for the spine-shot. Later, she expressed her displeasure about the fact that Dagur had became Chief. She later tried to find the twins to control Barf and Belch, as Dagur wanted to kill them and where in search of the dragon. She later faked a dragon attack and commanded Stormfly to shoot spines with her new hand signals.
When Hiccup goes away to find Snotlout in "Defiant One", Astrid explained to Stoick where Hiccup was.
Astrid, Hiccup, and Fishlegs went to Breakneck Bog in the episode "Breakneck Bog", Astrid convinces the other teens to stay and help Hiccup retrieve his chest that was from his mother that was stolen by the Fog Monster, when they were about to leave in fear. She does this by telling them to "put yourself in his shoes" and asking them "What if it was your mother?".
Astrid learns to summon Deadly Nadders by calling them in "We Are Family, Part 1". She also trained a few Nadders to fly in perfect formation. When Hiccup was troubled about the fact that Toothless was the only Night Fury, Astrid assures him that aside from having Hiccup, Toothless will be fine and reports that Stoick and Gobber are looking for Hiccup and want to see him in the Great Hall. Later, she realized that Hiccup had wanted to head to the Isle of Night without them and was upset.
In "We Are Family, Part 2", all the riders, including Sotick, head to the Isle of Night and Astrid reminds them that it should be crawling with Night Furies and tells them to fly low until they get a sense of where Hiccup might be, and how many Night Furies there are.
In The Ice Castle, which is the third volume from the Riders of Berk Comics, the Northlander Tribe Chief Arngrim Dammen pays Berk a visit. His initial intentions are to sell the Hooligans some of his furs to keep warm for the winter. However, he quickly takes in interest in the dragons, especially Stormfly, which makes Astrid very suspicious of the trader.
Arngrim ends up kidnapping Stormfly, sneaking her onboard his ship and then makes his escape towards the Ice Needles, which is a large glacier fortress. Astrid is fueled with anger when she discovers that her dragon has been taken away and decides to track Arngrim down along with Hiccup and the other Dragon Riders. They succeed in their mission and Astrid reunites with Stormfly.
In The Stowaway, the fourth volume of the Riders of Berk Comics, a young man named Hroar stowaways on a Hooligan passage ship to make his way to Berk so he can check out the dragons. Hroar appears to be handsome, brave, intelligent and considerably much more brawnier than Hiccup. He quickly wins everyone over, including Stoick the Vast, and even manages to impress Astrid much to Hiccup's obvious dismay.
While Astrid becomes better acquainted with Hroar, even letting him ride on Stormfly with her, Hiccup grows more and more suspicious of the newcomer. Once Hroar has tamed his own dragon, Torch, he invites Astrid along with him for a flight. Oblivious to Hroar's true nature, Astrid joins him without question and ends up getting led into a trap. Luckily, Hiccup arrives just in time to expose Hroar and stop him fulfilling his destructive intentions.
Astrid ends up dropping Hroar into a fish barrel as payback for his deception.
In "Queen of the Hill" Astrid and Stormfly are stranded on an unknown island full of wild smothering smokebreaths.
Astrid encouraged Hiccup to defy his father's ban on flying in "Live and Let Fly" and joined Hiccup's 'Flight club'. The Dragons Riders practiced flying under the cover of the dark at night, honing their skills and sharpening their knowledge on dragons. They later defended Berk against Alvin and his Outcast's attack.
During the events of "The Iron Gronckle", Astrid, along with the rest of the gang, headed off to search for an Outcast ship. After a failed attempt, in which the team attributes to Fishlegs and Meatlug's slow speed, they abandon him behind. Later, Astrid points out that they could have used some of the duo's skills in finding the ship.
Astrid, as chosen by Hiccup, put together a survival test that involved most of the other Dragon Trainers surviving on Dragon Island without their dragons in "The Night and the Fury". The test involves making it from one point of Dragon Island without their dragons and any camping at night. After splitting up, she meets a wild Nadder and successfully evades an attack. Having journeyed for a while, she sees the rest of the team, with Dagur! Playing along with the gang and fooling Dagur into thinking that they were hunting dragons, she soon escapes with Stormfly, who broke out with the other dragons to find her.
Astrid and Snotlout picked up water to help Berk when the well went dry in "Tunnel Vision". Despite the latter's insistent pleas to sell the water for a fortune, she hands out water for free. Later, Astrid defended Berk when Whispering Deaths, along with the Screaming Death, attacked. She and the others were able to fight them off.
In the events of "Fright of Passage", Astrid redeemed her family's honor when Aurvandil's Fire and the Flightmare returned ten years after it had shamed her uncle "Fearless" Finn Hofferson by freezing him with fear. Astrid and Hiccup then learned that the Flightmare paralyzed it's victims by spraying a mist at them. Astrid, Hiccup, Fishlegs and their dragons then figured that the Flightmare was following glowing algae in the river. The three of them and their dragons then cut a new path away from the village. They also had their dragons eat the algae in order to blind the Flightmare and lead it away from Berk.
When a practice drill turns into a Terrible Terror training contest in "Worst in Show", Astrid trains a Terror named Sneaky who is trained to be stealthy and travel without being spotted. Competitve by nature, she fights for Sneaky's title as the best trained dragon when the team falls into a chaotic argument about which trainer is the best. When Meatlug gets kidnapped by the outcasts, each of the members bring their Terrors along. Astrid instructed Sneaky to land on Alvin's head, causing Savage to hit him hard on the head once Sneaky flies away.
With Fishlegs' new initiative to track dragon migration in "Appetite for Destruction", Astrid and Hiccup are assigned to tag dragons with colors. Astrid playfully mocks Hiccup and asks him to join in the fun. Later, she questions the effectiveness of 'Terror Mail'. When the Screaming Death appears, she and Fishlegs round up several wild dragons to defeat it.
During the events of "Zippleback Down", Astrid was taught how to deactivate dragon traps, and successfully did so. Along with the other riders, she heads to deactivate dragon traps left behind from the war. Back at the village, she is surprised to see that Tuffnut had trained Torch.
Astrid, along with Snotlout and Hiccup, were tasked on a search mission to find Bucket and Mulch after they had been missing during a fishing trip in "A View to a Skrill, Part 1". After finding them, and a Skrill trapped in an iceberg, they head back to Berk. Astrid later points out that the Skrill is the symbol of the Berserkers, which hints at why they wanted it. After the Skrill escapes, they chase after it, only to find that it was captured by the Berserkers.
During the events of "The Flight Stuff", Astrid attempts to convince Snotlout that he isn't dying despite the fact that he has seen the 'Five Signs of Valhalla'.Later that night, Astrid distracts a Berserker ship so that Hiccup and Snotlout can get a chance to sneak up and see their new weapon.
In the episodes "Free Scauldy", Astrid was paired up with Snotlout for a scouting mission. Much to her disgust, Snotlout kept repeatedly flirting with her hitting on her. Annoyed, she calls him sweet names and returns his somewhat flirtatious behavior. When they meet the rest if the gang up, only to find them being attacked by Changewings and a beached Scauldron, they swoop in to help. Astrid later assists them in helping the injured Scauldron swim away. She later recounts to Hiccup, that she had successfully put Snotlout in an awkward position with her name calling.
When Speed Stingers attack Berk in "Frozen", she is one of the few villagers who escape unscathed and take refuge with the rest in the Cove. When Hiccup returns from his mission, she embraces him with a hug. Later, she assists the Riders in their attempt to kidnap the Lead Stinger and Stormfly carries it in a cage across the ocean.
Astrid and Snotlout race to the Great Hall in "A Tale of Two Dragons", and end up destroying the Hall. As a punishment, they have to work in Mildew's field. Astrid and Snotlout's dragons start fighting while working and the duo start blaming each other's dragons for being 'out of control'. Astrid later demands to change a group member to Hiccup, to which Hiccup agrees. But when she turns up, Snotlout is there too and she realised that she had been tricked. To settle the dispute, Hiccup swaps their dragons. Astrid is remarkably impressed with Hookfang's skills. The next moring, she returns to the Academy to feed him, only to find Snotlout doing so to Stormfly. Smiling, the duo make their way in and notice that the dragons had broke out of the pens. Soon, they find the duo on Mildew's cabbage field fighting. In order to stop them from fighting, they sit on each other's dragons, to prevent their own from attacking the other in order to protect their Rider. Fishlegs then come along, to reveal that there is Dragon Root under the soil. Using the skills Astrid learnt about Hookfang, she and Snotlout successfully dislodge the Root. Hiccup tells Snotlout and Astrid that they can cooperate as a team and mend their fences only by themselves and not depending on someone to control their behavior and attitudes. The duo then worked together to harvest the cabbages.
Astrid and the rest of the team head to Healer's Island to collect ingredients when the village comes down with Eel Pox in The Eel Effect. After Hiccup and Toothless leave for Eel Island to collect the last ingredient--eels, she heads back to Berk with the rest. Soon, she comes down with Eel Pox and waits on a rooftop for Hiccup. Hiccup soon returns, much to her delight, and coaxes her to go back indoors. After having the medication, she recovers.
After Trader Johann comes to Berk in "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes", Astrid loses several metal objects from her household. The other Riders report the same.When they find out that Smothering Smokebreaths intentionally planted by the Beserkers via Trader Johann were the cause of it, she helps gather the remaining metal and drop them on Dagur's incoming ship to lure the Smokebreaths there.
During a drill in "Cast Out, Part 1", Astrid is knocked off Stormfly due to Snotlout's recklessness and rebellion against hiccup's orders. Astrid soon regains consciousness and rushes to beat Snotlout up. Furious, Hiccup suspends Snotlout from the team. That night, the team returns to see their dragons fighting against one another in the Academy. Astrid, the twins and Fishlegs rushe in, and notice the Dragon Root. Meatlug grabs the Root as she is immune to its effect, while the rest dodge the attacks. The Berserkers, who left the Root there, reveal themselves and force Hiccup, who is outside, to surrender but instead, capture Stoick who rushed to the rescue. In "Cast Out, Part 2", Astrid helps Hiccup control the crowd of distressed villagers. After Hiccup surrenders himself to the Berserkers, Astrid devises a plan with the remaining Riders, to lure the Screaming Death with the Root to Outcast island. They break Stoick and Hiccup out and return back to Berk.
In a flashback during which most of "Dawn of the Dragon Racers" takes place, Astrid and the other Dragon riders are catching sheep who are running around Berk, which turns into a competition to collect as many sheep as possible. When Hiccup is made acting chief by Stoick in his absence, Astrid persuades Hiccup to continue the Dragon Race as it is a great way to blow off steam. During one race, when Astrid and Snotlout are heading for the black sheep, due to neither of them backing off, they violently collide, resulting in Astrid breaking her left arm and rendering her unable to participate.
When Stoick returns and finds out that Hiccup has replaced the Regatta with Dragon Racing (for the good of the people), Stoick proceeds with the Dragon Race and appoints Astrid as the referee for the first annual Berk Dragon Race. After Team Snotnuts' (Snotlout, Ruffnut and Tuffnut) "black" sheep is revealed to be just a sheep coated with black paint and Team Hiclegs (Hiccup and Fishlegs) brings home the real black sheep, Astrid announces a reversal in which Team Hiclegs is declared as the winner.
Three years after the Berserker War, Astrid and Stormfly were accepted into the Berk Guard in "Dragon Eye of the Beholder, Part 1". However, she then went with Hiccup and the other riders to track down Dagur the Deranged in the Ship Graveyard. There, she and the other riders waited for Dagur while Hiccup and Toothless explored The Reaper. Unfortunately, Astrid and the other riders were then captured by Dagur and his men and place in one of The Reapers cages.
Promptly after the events in the first episode, in "Part 2", she and the others were then rescued from the sinking Reaper. Astrid then went with Hiccup, Gothi, and the other riders to Glacier Island. There, they searched for a Snow Wraith in order to get a tooth to unlock the Dragon Eye. They were successful.
Astrid and the other riders then looked at symbols projected from the Dragon Eye in "Imperfect Harmony", seeing new dragons and places. She then went with Hiccup and the other riders to search for Dagur beyond the Archipelago's borders.
After they camped out on a island, Astrid and the other riders then searched the island for their dragons. They then found that their dragons had been cocooned in rock solid substance by a new dragon, the Death Song. She pushed Hiccup from getting shot by the amber rock substance and got cocooned in the substance. They, along with their dragons were rescued and freed by Hiccup and Earsplitter.
In "When Darkness Falls", Astrid and the others then searched for an island to act as their outpost. After finding an island, Astrid then offered up her design for their outpost. She and the others then discovered a flock of Night Terrors. She then defended the flock from Changewings. She then helped reunite the alpha night terror, Smidvarg with his flock and allowed his flock to share their outpost.
Astrid and the other riders then returned to Berk to remove a Scauldron from the fishing lanes during the events of "Big Man on Berk". At first they failed but were able to relocate it after Fishlegs/Bonecrusher falied attempted to tame the Scauldron.
During the events of "Gone Gustav Gone", she was the first to report to Hiccup that Gustav was one the Edge. She was later tasked to take care of him, much to her displeasure. She brought him to train, but distracted by her beauty, Gustav failed to help her with her training.
When Freworms flock to their island and the twins were crowned rulers of Dragon's Edge in "Reign of Fireworms", Astrid was assigned to be the Royal Brush Clearer and she reluctantly accepts it. She was the first to be sent to 'the dungeon' for breaking the rules. When the rest of the team were captured, Hiccup suggests breaking out. The twins soon come over for the Fireworms were burning the island and requested for their help on the condition that every one was 'ruler'. Astrid later helps clear the island of foliage, and lead the Fireworms away.
Astrid, much like the other Riders, had to take shifts searching for the rogue Rumblehorn in "Crushing It". When Hiccup and Stoick left to search for it, she was in charge of repairing the Edge from the destruction. After realizing that a tsunami wave was heading to the Edge, she and Stormfly reinforced a wall to block the wave and used the latter's spine-shots to seal cracks in the wall.
Astrid and the other riders were getting supplies in "Have Dragon Will Travel, Part 1", then went to a ship to investigate an attack by a rogue rider and their dragon. There, Astrid found a spike as sharp as Stormfly's. At the great hall, Astrid then had Stormfly light up the Dragon eye to find information on the Sharp-class dragon. Promptly after the previous events, Astrid and the other riders then went to an island with sea slugs. However, Astrid and Stormfly were then trapped in a cave by rogue rider's dragon, who turned out to be Heather.
During the events of "Have Dragon Will Travel, Part 2", Astrid and Heather have some 'girl time', where they hung out and she found out about Heather's plant to defeat Dagur's fleet. She was reluctant to help, but then changed her mind and convinced the other riders to help. Then assisted Heather in attacking Dagur and his fleet using her 'elemnt of surpirse' technique that Astrid shared with Heather. However, they ended their attack when Dagur's reinforcements arrived and Heather realized that Dagur was her brother. Back at the Edge, Heather decides to leave to think, much to Astrid's despair. She bids her goodbye and Hiccup apologized to Astrid, saying that they had became really close. Astrid smiles back and remarks that she still has him.
Astrid then looked, along with the other riders how Hiccup test his flight suit in "The Next Big Sting" and stops him after he fails multiple times. She then help training a Speed Stinger and fight against the other flightless dragons.
Snotlout was threatened with the loss of his dragon in "Total Nightmare" and Astrid and the gang helped to round up several dragons to convince him to stay. When he later faces off with the Titan Wing Nightmare, she exhibits concern for him and reminds him to be careful.
After Dagur attacks Berk and destroys her parents' house in "Team Astrid", Astrid decides to stay on Berk and prepare new auxiliary riders. As a strict and somewhat overbearing teacher, she constantly pointed out their mistakes in order to stay in Berk longer which Hiccup acknowledged. She was reluctant to agree, but knew that deep down, he was right. After she learned that the Edge needs her, she let the riders under the command of Gustav.
Astrid went for a morning flight on Stormfly during the events of "Night of the Hunters, Part 1", when Stormfly was captured and left Astrid stranded in the ocean. Hiccup was worried about her being gone all day even though Fishlegs reassured him that she was fine but Hiccup had the riders go look for her and Hiccup saved her from drowning. They went look for the dragon hunters but all of them were captured except for Hiccup and Snotlout. When they were captured they discovered Heather was working with the hunters.
In "Night of the Hunters, Part 2", she was then taken to Ryker so she could tell him about the Dragon Eye. Then she tried to escape along with the riders but failed after Heather defeated her. After that she was put to work with Tuffnut. When Hiccup and Snotlout came in rescue, she 'fought' Heather again and 'won'. In actual fact, Heather was revealing that she was working undercover with the Hunters to find out who the Head of the Hunters was. She, along with the rest of the riders escaped and went back to the Edge.
She was then ordered by her parents to accompany Snotlout and Hiccup to the Island of Friga to attend a wedding between the Jorgensons and Hoffersons in "Snotlout Gets the Axe". However, en route to the wedding, Snotlout dropped the Ceremonial Axe on Iron Isle. There, they found it on the back of the Armorwing, Bandit. They tried to pry it off to no avail. She then went along with his plan to use the Smothering Smokebreaths. It succeeded, but they needed to defend Bandit from the Smokebreaths. After giving Bandit some metal, Astrid and the others got to the island. However, the wedding was called off.
When Toothless was on Berk and Hiccup was captured by the Hunters in "The Zippleback Experience", she pointed out that something was not right. Upon Barf and Belch's distress call, she and the other riders headed there.
During the events of "Snow Way Out", Astrid then learned from Heather that Ryker and his hunters were heading to Glacier Island to capture the Snow Wraiths for their teeth. She told Hiccup and the riders that the information was from Trader Johann. However, In truth, she and Heather were working together without Hiccup's knowledge to bring the hunters down from the inside. Astrid then learned about from Heather that Snow Wraiths would burrow into a cave for hibernation period. She then saved Hiccup when one of Ryker's men tried to shoo him. During their pursuit of Heather and Ryker, Astrid revealed that Heather was working with them as spy. At the Edge, she told Hiccup that Viggo Grimborn, not Ryker, was the leader of the dragon hunters.
Astrid was then left in command of the Edge with only the twins when Hiccup, Snotlout and Fishlegs went to rescue Trader Johann near Forest Island in "Edge of Disaster, Part 1". During this time, Astrid became frustrated with the twins due to their lack of following her orders. Ruffnut, filled with anger, snaps at Astrid for not respecting her and her brother.
However, when the Hunters and Berserkers took Ruffnut hostage and attacked the Edge, she and Tuffnut Thorston defended the edge using his ideas. Her initial idea was to take them down, with carefully devised military tactics. After they fail, Tuffnut proposes his idea to 'Loki' the Hunters. Though initially skeptical, he gave him a chance after realising that saving Ruff meant more to him than anything. Together, the were able to hold off the Hunters until Hiccup, the other riders, and Scardian's pack arrived to help. She made up with Ruffnut, and remarks to Hiccup that working with Tuffnut to hold the Hunters off was truly teamwork.
When Fishlegs discovered a Seashocker in the Edge's lagoon during the events of "Shock and Awe", Astrid and the others then assisted Fishlegs in defending it from a pod of Scauldrons. Later that night for Loki day, she and Stormfly then moved the twins huts to a sea stack.
In "A Time to Skrill", Astrid, Hiccup and the other riders then investigated Outcast Island when they realized that it had been attacked by the Frozen Skrill. They quickly headed back to Berk, only to see that the Skrill had attacked the village. She, along with the rest, had to cover the downed Auxillary Riders. They attempted to lead it away and seal it into a glacier but the Skrill saw through the trap. Hiccup lured it away alone, as it appeared that the Skrill only wanted to attack him and led it to Dagur and the Hunters, hoping for them to catch it, where he can seize it away promptly after. He returns to the Edge, disheartened, but Astrid comforts him, saying that while he isn't perfect, it did not matter. What mattered was that he cared for the dragon and the team's safety and that they were going to solve it as a team. They were able to get it from the Hunters, but Hiccup decided to let it go.
Astrid and the other riders then freed dragons from Ryker's and Dagur's fleet in "Maces and Talons, Part 1". During this time, she became concerned that the Hunters would discover her as a spy. Astrid and Hiccup then met up with Heather, who told them about Viggo's plan to capture a Flightmare. However, Astrid and the other riders lost the Flightmare to Viggo's hunters and Heather was captured. Astrid then became worried about Heather. She then helped Hiccup search Viggo's ship for any clues.
After reaching the Hunter's island and finding her in "Maces and Talons, Part 2", they were able to scare off the Flightmare. However, Astrid then lost track of Heather, but reassured Hiccup that the Dragon Eye is useless to Viggo without a Snow wraith tooth.
Months after this incident, Astrid reluctantly allowed Hiccup to conduct a patrol with only Toothless in "Enemy of My Enemy"
After exploring with Hiccup in "Follow the Leader", Astrid berated Snotlout and the twins for wasting the monstrous nightmare gel.
During a patrol in "Buffalord Soldier", Astrid and Stormfly came across a boat. She then looked at the boat but then realized that it was a plague ship. She was then scratched by one of the plagues victims. Astrid then returned to the edge but the plague, the Scourge of Odin, had made her sick. She was then left to rest. Astrid was then brought to Odin's Respite to be cure by the Buffalord's saliva mixed with the island's grass. Hiccup laid her down, telling her that he could not live in a world without her. However, Viggo and his hunters arrived and captured the Buffalord. However, Hiccup allowed Viggo to take the Buffalord in exchange for the cure, much to Astrid's displeasure. Astrid was then cured. After that, Astrid led the team to the fishing boat, where they set the boat in fire, as a Viking tribute to the victims' deaths and bravery. Hiccup and her were the last ones to leave the site, Hiccup troubled by Viggo while Astrid, taking in the scene. She then remarked to him that she could not imagine a world without him either.
Astrid and Fishlegs were then able to convince Hiccup to allow him, the dragons and the other riders to take a vacation to the Island of Friga during the events of "A Grim Retreat". However, Astrid and the other riders' dragons then attacked them when they affected by Grimoras, creatures that stick on to dragon skin. She and the other riders hid in the bushes. Astrid was then able to free Stormfly by touching her soft spot and push into the ocean.
She gets worried when she finds out Hiccup ended in a Hunter trap in "Stryke Out". When the rest of the gang find a live Hunter, they capture him for interrogation. Astrid bursts into the tent in the middle of the twins' interrogation, lying that another Hunter revealed their location. The Hunter escaped and secretly released a Terror Mail to inform Viggo. Asrid and the team quickly followed the Teror, read the note and followed it to Hiccup's location. Astrid helps locate Hiccup and get him out of the Hunter trap.
Astrid, Heather and Snotlout discover that the marble the hunters are mining is being used to construct a dragon-proof fortress in "Between a Rock and a Hard Place" that will end the possibility of a trapped dragon's escape, or the pentration of any dragon outside.
Astrid is shocked to learn Dagur is an "ally" of Hiccup during the events of "Family on the Edge" and distrust him at first calling him a traitor, but when she helps him practice dragon riding, she realises he is trying to create a new image of himself. When Dagur sees the Dragon Riders' plan against the hunters. She, along with Hiccup and the others lock him up despite him telling them the Hunters are trapping them.
While the rest of the gang set out to find the dragons in "Last Auction Heroes", Astrid and Heather stayed behind as backup, ready to save any Rider who faces Dragon Hunters. Eventually, they both got caught. Thankfully, with Gobber's new friend, Grump, they broke out. She headed off to find Stormily, but when the Riders gather, they realise Hiccup rapidly sinking to the bottom of the ocean as he was weighed down by a chest. Astrid and Stormily rush into the water to retrieve him. Astrid then comforts him when he realised that Viggo had taken all of Berk's gold, remarking that they had saved a lot of dragons.
In the beginning of the episode "Defenders of the Wing, Part 1", while she was fighting against the dragon hunters, she gets shot in her leg. Upon learning that Hiccup had received a letter from Viggo, Astrid and Heather follow him to meet the Hunter on an isolated seas stack. They circle the island, ready to attack should Viggo attack. Later, when Hiccup was really thrown into the pit of Speed Stingers, she explained to Heather that Hiccup could train almost all dragons--with the exceptions of some like the Speed Stinger. When he was shoved in, she rushed forward, only to be stopped by Mala. The Riders later retaliated, and Astrid tackled her captors, grabbing their weapons. After Hiccup then convinces Mala that they are not working for the Dragon Hunters, Mala frees them and gives them a tour of her island. They go to the cave where the Great Protector is supposed to be only to find him gone, Astrid then spots a Dragon Root arrow on the ground and realizes Viggo had tricked them and stole the Eruptodon. Furious that her dragon is gone, Mala turns again on the Dragon Riders and begin to surround them.
Astrid is first seen in the beginning of "How to Train Your Dragon 2", where she participates in dragon racing with her friends on Berk, during which she emerges victorious. During the race, Hiccup's father, Stoick, happily refers to her as "my future daughter-in-law," which suggests either that the relationship between Astrid and Hiccup has progressed to the point where he sees them getting married or that Hiccup and Astrid are actually betrothed.
After winning the race, Stoick approaches her and they have a meaningful conservation, in which the former chief remarks that he had wanted a daughter.
She then almost immediately flies off to find Hiccup and Toothless, eventually catching up with them on an island in the remote areas of Berk (which Hiccup had labeled Itchy Armpit). Hiccup reveals to her that he has been avoiding his father who has pressured him to become Chief. The news of Hiccup becoming Chief makes Astrid overly excited, but Hiccup is unsure if he is ready to take on such a duty. As Hiccup begins to doubt himself, claiming he is not like his father and hasn't met his mother since he was a baby, Astrid comforts him and tells Hiccup what he is searching for is not out there, but inside himself.
She then gives him a kiss on the cheek before they both see smoke coming from the distance. After discovering the destroyed fortress of Eret, Son of Eret, and hearing about the tyrannical Dragon God by the name of Drago Bludvist, they fly back to Berk to inform Stoick of what they have heard and witnessed. Stoick then orders the villagers to fortify and protect the island from a potential attack as Hiccup chases after him in a desperate attempt to reason with him, with Astrid following them. Astrid persuades Hiccup not to go back to Eret, only for Hiccup to give her a light kiss on her cheek before flying off on Toothless as the hangar doors are closing. Astrid flies off on Stormfly to catch up with Hiccup, barely managing to fly through the closing doors, seconds before they shut. They return to Eret to try to stop him from capturing dragons. Just then, Stoick and other dragon riders catch up to them, and Hiccup decides to go find Drago himself to try to reason with him. After he flies off on Toothless, Astrid mounts Stormfly as she prepares to follow him, but Stoick stops her, instead ordering her to lead the riders back to Berk before she can even take off.
Later, when Hiccup fails to show back up at Berk, Astrid thinks Hiccup was captured by Drago and his men, unaware that Hiccup is actually with his long-lost mother, so she kidnaps Eret so that he can show them the way to Drago. At first Eret declines, but Astrid drops him from a great height before getting Stormfly to catch him, scaring him into taking them to Drago. The group is captured shortly after arrival and sentenced to be executed. Eret then defects and assists Astrid in freeing Stormfly. After Astrid finds Hiccup, she is relieved and asks him where he has been. Hiccup then tells her about his mother Valka and she is surprised to see her still alive. Soon, Stoick is killed by Drago and his Bewilderbeast using a mind-controlled Toothless. Arriving at the scene of Hiccup and Valka crying over the dead body of Stoick, she rushes over to Hiccup and places her comforting arm on him tenderly while he is crying on Stoick's hand. Drago's Bewilderbeast then takes control of all the other dragons—including Stormfly—and heads for Berk with a much larger dragon army.
Astrid and the others shoot flaming arrows onto Stoick's ship to give the chief a funeral. She then listens as Hiccup declares that he will continue his father's legacy and that they will go back to Berk, defeat Drago, and rescue Toothless and the other dragons. They fly back to Berk riding on baby Scuttleclaws, who are immune to the Bewilderbeast's control. During the final battle against Drago and his Bewilderbeast, Astrid cheers Hiccup on as he and Toothless face off against the evil Dragon God. After Hiccup and Toothless return the dragons back to their side and defeat Drago and his Bewilderbeast, Astrid is happily reunited with Stormfly and hugs her. She walks over to Hiccup, happy to see what he has finally found, reminding him that it was inside himself what he had been searching for, as she had told him earlier. She teasingly pokes his chest, causing the glide fin on his back to pop out, and they both laugh. Hiccup then pulls Astrid into another kiss, saying, "Come here, you." After the kiss, she celebrates as Hiccup is coroneted the new Chief of Berk.
Picking up just after the events in How to Train Your Dragon 2, Hiccup, Astrid, and company are called upon to assist the people of an earthquake-plagued island in "The Serpent’s Heir". But their lives are imperiled by a madman and an incredible new dragon who even Toothless—the alpha dragon—may not be able to control!
After returning back to Berk from Nepenthe, Hiccup appoints Astrid to his General to ensure Berk's continued growth and safety.
After being trapped in a cave surrounded by rogue dragons in "Burning Midnight", Astrid, the rest of the gang without dragons along with Gobber, Eret and Valka, sit around, waiting for Toothless--the only dragon around-- to regain his energy. They share stories, and Astrid retells the brief events of her conversation with Stoick before heading off the Itchy Armpit. Valka, upon hearing the story, expresses her gratitude to Astrid for taking care of Hiccup and being the daughter they always wanted. Soon, they light their weapons ablaze and break out of the cave.
Astrid is petite for a Viking, but is given the advantage of agility because of this in Dragon Training. She has long, blonde hair wrapped in a braid down her back, bangs that initially cover the left side of her face, and a leather band across her forehead. In the first movie, Astrid wears a striped steel-blue sleeveless shirt, tan cloth bracers on her arms (each bit of cloth goes between her first and second finger) with arm wrappings above them, a red skirt with spikes surrounding it and another black skirt underneath the spiked one, and dark blue leggings. She also wears a skull emblazoned belt with a pouch tied to it and shoulder pads. Her weapon of choice is a double-edged battle axe, which might previously have belonged to her mother.
In "Dawn of the Dragon Racers" and "Race to the Edge", Astrid's shirt is blue and her red skirt has less spikes on it. She still wears the same shoulder guards and arm wrappings but has now leather kneepads on her leggings. Her hair is still kept in a French braid but her bangs have been cut off in length, no longer covering half her face. Astrid has also stopped wearing kohl around her eyes.
In "How to Train Your Dragon 2", Astrid's appearance is more elegant and feminine. She now wears a red sleeveless shirt with a dark spiked skirt that matches her boots. Her hair is more sun-bleached and neatly styled in a lengthy side-braid draped over her shoulder. Astrid also wears a fur hoodie, usually cloaked over her back and shoulders along with metallic shoulder pads and a matching silver skull-decorated belt. Her usual arm-wrappings are, however, replaced with large, thick bracers covered in fur. Astrid still carries an axe but it's considerably different in design than her previous ones. It's very likely Hiccup has made her a new axe.
Astrid's overall look throughout the franchise is heavily inspired by her dragon Stormfly. All of her skirts are covered in spikes similar in shape to Stormfly's spines. The tan spines also match Astrid's blonde hair and arm wraps. Stormfly's complexion is primarily blue with some specks of red, quite similar to the colors of Astrid's outfits.
- "You know exactly who you are."
Astrid is dutiful and immensely devoted to her cause. She used to be patriotic of the Viking way until dragons became an integral part of Berk. Competitive by nature and highly dedicated, Astrid works hard to achieve her goals. In "How to Train Your Dragon", she pushed herself to become a better fighter. After bonding closely with Stormfly, Astrid’s focus shifted to becoming a masterful dragon rider. In the sequel, she is the champion of the Dragon Races.
Astrid is emotionally driven, and as a warrior, sworn to protect those she holds dear. In "Team Astrid" she blamed herself for Dagur’s attack on Berk despite being fully aware she couldn't have done anything to prevent it. Her guilt and responsibility toward her family probed her to take immediate actions. In "Fright of Passage", Astrid’s innate pride and sense of duty drove her to face the Flightmare on her own, without any regard to herself. Even as an adult, Astrid is willing to go rogue and defy direct orders to ensure the safety of her loved ones.
Though lessened with maturity, she can be short-tempered and somewhat of a perfectionist at times, especially true before the integration of dragons. Further exacerbated by her emotional personality, this can lead her to act impulsive and irrational. In the first movie, Astrid was solely focused on training and the war, often isolating herself and ignoring the other teens. When Hiccup began surpassing her, she grew visibly upset over his sudden improvements. Fueled by jealousy and suspicion, she started to follow him discreetly, eventually leading her to interrogate him in the cove.
Astrid grew more even and level-headed upon entering adulthood, though is still shown to be quite fiery under intense circumstances. On "Race to the Edge", she exhibited vulnerability, gentleness and was much less prone to violence; preferring capture-missions over kill-missions. She had also become more openly talkative and closer to her fellow riders. Astrid could still come across as a little prideful and dismissive at times as pointed out by Ruffnut, but she was also able to own up to her mistakes, yet again demonstrating a never-ending will to improve herself. In the following episode, "Shock and Awe", Astrid pulled a prank on the twins as payback for 'Loki’s Day', showing significant growth in her playful side.
She has also proven to be greatly reliable and is Hiccup's most loyal supporter. Her methods of encouragement varies but she rarely outright give him the answer to his problems. Instead, she boosts up his confidence and stands by him as he walks through the solution at his own pace. Her supportive nature also extends well beyond Hiccup. She has often shown compassion to the rest of her peers, and has especially let Heather confide in her on numerous occasions. Although her loyalties are steadfast, in "Snow Way Out" Astrid had to hold back information from Hiccup at Heather's request. She struggled deeply with guilt over it as she had never lied to him before.
In "The Longest Day", due to overtiredness, Astrid suffered from uncontrollable euphoria. She became overly chipper and peppy, almost to the point of insanity, which is the opposite of the way she usually behaves.
By the time of "How to Train Your Dragon 2", Astrid has adopted an optimistic and relaxed outlook on life. Although slightly cheeky and overconfident at times, she is more emotionally secure because of her steady relationship with Hiccup. Her sense of adventure and exploring is also apparent, but her ongoing competitiveness and rigid approach to grave situations remains. As an adult, she is generally more spirited and playful, and loves to goof around with Hiccup, Stormfly and Toothless.
Abilities, Skills and Talents
As a promising warrior and second-in-command, Astrid carries an array of skills and talents.
Strength and Fighting: Astrid has been training since she was a child. She's an exceptionally skilled warrior which has been proven several times throughout both the film and the series. She has held her own against older and more experienced fighters. In "Night of the Hunters, Part 2", she was also able to fight Dragon Hunters with nothing but a broom. She's presumably the most accomplished fighter among the teens, if not along with Snotlout. Her main weapon of choice is a double-sided axe and she is quite formidable with it. She can also alternate between knives, swords and temporary makeshift weapons. Despite her slender form and small size, she has also shown to have great strength to lift heavy objects and is able to hold her own against a wild dragon. She can even grab Snotlout by the arm and throw him into a wall.
Dragon Riding and Training: Next to Hiccup, she's the most accomplished Rider among the teens. She works very well with Stormfly and they're usually able to synchronize their moves accurately. In "Heather Report, Part 2", while on Outcast Island, Astrid was able to tame a wild Monstrous Nightmare and the dragon later ended up coming to her rescue, which showed that Astrid had gained its loyalty. She rode off on the tame Nightmare and has also ridden on Hookfang. When she had learned the dragon call of the Deadly Nadder, Astrid was able to train a flock of Nadders to fly in a perfect formation. In "A Tale of Two Dragons", when she temporarily became Hookfang's Rider, she figured out the hidden ability of 'Wing Blast'. After being blinded in "Blindsided", Astrid emphasised on her other senses and was able to train Sleuther, a former untamable Triple Stryke.
Speed and Acrobatics: These are undoubtedly her top physical skills. She's able to perform a variety of acrobatic feats like handsprings, cartwheels and flips even while riding Stormfly. In "The Night and the Fury", she was also able to swiftly dodge the attacks of a wild Deadly Nadder, and likewise with the Flightmare in "Fright of Passage".
Reflexes: Astrid is able to react very quickly to incoming danger. In "Defenders of the Wing, Part 1", she dodged an arrow by kicking it away with her foot and was able to grab the darts fired at her and Hiccup with her bare hands. She is also seen to be able to divert and slice arrows away from her by swinging her axe.
Intelligence and Tactical Knowledge: Even though Hiccup stands for most of the strategies and solutions to their problems with Fishlegs providing most of the knowledge, Astrid has proven to be quite valuable and capable in this department as well. She was the only one who wasn't fooled by Heather's act and was the one to come up with the idea of getting the Book of Dragons back from Outcast Island. She has also always given plenty useful advice to Hiccup throughout the years and he always takes them to heart. When Hiccup was captured by the Dragon Hunters in Stryke Out, Astrid tricked one of the hunters into sending an air mail so she and the other Riders could shadow the Terror and thus figure out Hiccup's whereabouts. Astrid's plans and ideas are often driven by her tactical knowledge on defense and warfare, and are usually of the practical and strategic sense. Astrid has also built a ballista on top of her hut, displaying a few weapon making skills as well.
Leadership: Astrid is Hiccup's second in command and his first and natural choice for Acting-Chief. She often falls into a leading role in his absence and has displayed a great eagerness to take on control and keep the other riders in check. In the aftermath of the events of The Serpent's Heir, Astrid is promoted to General of Berk. She and Hiccup will lead Berk as a pair by working together as Chief and General.
Acting: Astrid dressed up as Heather, even wearing a horn identical to Heather's, to sneak into Outcasts Island. She manage to fool everyone there until Alvin the Treacherous figured out she was only wearing a disguise after realizing her hair had been painted black with ink. She also managed to somewhat imitate Hiccup's voice for her own amusement.
Teaching: Astrid is shown to be a strict teacher in "Team Astrid" when she attempted to train a new set of Dragons Riders to be a part of her auxiliary team. She put them under high pressure and held them to unrealistically high expectations even if they had some prior experience. Astrid also trained Dagur in Family on the Edge. She was less harsh this time around, and complimented him on his skills as well as the way he had bonded with his dragon. Astrid advised him to use loops to keep the sun behind him for distraction and Dagur later ended up using this tactic against Heather.
Drawing: In "Imperfect Harmony" Astrid sketched her own version of the outpost. Her initial style was shown to be very simplistic. By the time of "Edge of Disaster, Part 1", Astrid's artistic skills have improved. Instead of flat or two-dimensional, the sketch of her planned attack against the hunters was shown to have more depth and touches of realism. Astrid is also seen doodling on Hiccup's map of the world in How to Train Your Dragon 2. According to director Dean DeBlois, Astrid has contributed just as much to that map as Hiccup has.
Juggling and Dancing: In "The Longest Day" Astrid was shown ballet dancing and juggling three large maces while balancing on one foot. Both of these skills require time and practice.
Enhanced Hearing: When she was blinded, her hearing enhanced. This made her the only rider to be able to hear the Triple Strike's clicks and foresee an impending attack. It is unknown if she retains this ability after her sight returned.
- Main article: Astrid and Hiccup's Relationship
- "There will always be a Hiccup and Astrid. Always."
- ―Hiccup telling Astrid that he will always love her.[src]
At first, Astrid is shown to be disinterested in romance - due to her sole focus on improving her fighting skills. However, whilst the other Vikings actively ridicule Hiccup, Astrid seems more weary of him, only becoming angry with him due to his inability to focus in the Arena. Her dislike for him grows into jealously when he becomes more skilled at 'fighting' dragons than she is. Despite the initial problems in their relationship, Astrid later grows to where Hiccup becomes her main love interest as she kisses him twice (albeit after punching him on the arm both times). Beyond the romantic elements of their relationship, Astrid and Hiccup are the closest human friends that either has.
In the "Riders of Berk" series they appear to have a budding relationship, but they are quite shy and awkward about it. Their romantic attachment is more suggested in their dynamic and interaction then out rightly stated. Whilst Astrid maintains more of her initial stern, authoritative demeanor with the other Vikings, she opens up more when alone with Hiccup, and apparently feels safe showing a considerably softer, more whimsical side of her personality to him. The two are incredibly close, with Astrid acting as Hiccup's confidant when he needs advice on personal problems, and often pair off from the others when needing to achieve something especially difficult.
Astrid's feelings for Hiccup usually manifest themselves as extreme devotion and protectiveness, as she is always the first to aid him in any situation and the last to leave him, which Hiccup reciprocates towards Astrid. It appears to be an unspoken assumption that Astrid will accompany Hiccup on his adventures, more so then the other Vikings, and will usually invite herself along regardless. On the rare occasions that they are separated by mitigating circumstances, she is shown to worry greatly about him and is always overjoyed to be reunited with him. In "When Lightning Strikes", Astrid is the first person that Hiccup seeks out before leaving the island because of the lightning, and when Hiccup tells Astrid that he is leaving with Toothless the first thing that she asks if he will come back. Despite his assurance that he will return when the villagers all realize that the lightning wasn't because of Toothless, Astrid appears sad and distraught. In "Frozen", she hugged Hiccup in front of Gobber when he returned from rescuing Johann and in "The Eel Effect", she was willing to wait outside in the cold while she was suffering from Eel Pox for Hiccup to come back and was very happy to see him returned. These actions suggest that her crush on him is getting harder to hide.
It is possible that Astrid had feelings for Hiccup before the events in the movie, due to her immediate change in behavior during the first flight. She might have just ignored this since Hiccup didn't meet the usual Viking standards. When Hiccup was thought to be dead after he defeated the Red Death, Astrid, besides Stoick, is the only Viking to be brought to tears, meaning she took it the hardest. In "Thawfest", she did say that one thing she "always liked about Hiccup" is that he was a gracious loser, further supporting this theory. She is also in a sense Hiccup's moral guide, keeping him honest.
In "Gift of the Night Fury" Astrid remains a close friend of Hiccup, as Astrid and Hiccup both advocate the idea to make up new holiday traditions to cheer the tribe up, and they discuss the prosthetic Hiccup makes for Toothless so the Night Fury can fly on his own. It's never officially confirmed if they've become a couple. Even so, Astrid comforts Hiccup when he's missing Toothless, and even kisses him on the lips and hugs him. She still likes to tease Hiccup however, as she did with him when she noticed Toothless had entered the Great Hall, before she giddily turned him around so he could see Toothless was back.
By the time of the episode Blindsided Hiccup and Astrid are a couple. Before the events of the episode they seemed to have a strong relationship. In "When Darkness Falls", when they first land on Dragon's Edge and Hiccup takes charge of having them set up the camp Snotlout complains about liking "whiny Berk Hiccup" more than "Princess outpost Hiccup" to which Astrid replies, "I know, right?" before giving Hiccup a secret double thumbs up. Then the next day when everyone is pushing their ideas for the outpost Astrid smiles when Hiccup states that they need one idea, as if she fully expects Hiccup to choose her design and then gets upset when Hiccup states that everyone else's ideas are good. However, what is perhaps the most telling is the layout that Hiccup chooses for Dragon's Edge. Hiccup placed his hut right next to Astrid's hut and they are closer together than any of the other huts.
In "Have Dragon Will Travel, Part 2", Heather asks Astrid if she and Hiccup are a couple. First, Astrid panics and throws her ax into the top of a tree. Then she adamantly states the two are just friends, though appears a little nervous on the matter, and it is clear that Heather doesn't buy her denials. Also, when Heather states that Hiccup is kind of cute Astrid smiles and says, "I guess. If you like that unassuming, heroic, dragon rider type." Then at the end, Hiccup feels sorry for Astrid losing a friend, knowing the two got really close. Astrid then puts her arm around Hiccup and states, "But I still have you."
In "Night of the Hunters, Part 1", when Stormfly gets captured, leaving Astrid stranded in the water, she doesn't show up back to campsite after sunset, and a concerned Hiccup along with the rest of the dragon riders go out to look for her. Hiccup finds her just as she begins to lose consciousness and sinks into the ocean. He manages to save her, and frantically calls her name until she responds. A relieved Hiccup then embraces her, thanking Thor that she's alright. She passes out again, and he holds her close as they fly back to the Edge in the rain.
In "Snow Way Out", Astrid was very uncomfortable about keeping the secret about Heather from Hiccup, as she had never lied to him before. When he did find out, he was hurt that Astrid kept this information from him, but quickly forgives her.
In "Buffalord Soldier", when Astrid had the deadly illness called the Scourge of Odin, Hiccup is greatly worried for her. He is the first to catch her when she faints and falls off of Stormfly, and holds her hand several times to comfort her. He even says, "I can't imagine a world without you in it." Later in the episode she said to him "I can't imagine a world without you in it either." This is the closest that they've come to saying that they love each other.
In "Stryke Out", when Snotlout accidentally gets Hiccup and Toothless captured and taken to dragon fights, Astrid was very worried and when they found him she ran to him and hugged him. While they were flying out she said she was glad to have him back and admits that she was worried, Fishlegs said that Astrid would of killed Snotlout if they had not found Hiccup this means she cares very deeply for Hiccup.
In "Last Auction Heroes" when they were captured Astrid placed her hand on Hiccup's shoulder and Hiccup put his hand on hers and they stare into each others eyes.
In "Blindsided" when Astrid goes blind due to a lighting bolt Hiccup can only do what he does best at comforting her. She asks Hiccup if he can stay with her and he immediately agrees. The next day with all their dragons except Toothless gone, Astrid tries to go with Hiccup to find Stormfly, but he refuses due to her condition and puts his foot down, but she ends up going. She almost falls off Toothless, but Hiccup catches her, and tells her to hang on tight and claims he's happy she's with him, and she hugs him from behind. Once they land Astrid who is eager to find Stormfly trips, and Hiccup lands on top of her. He gets nervous and stutters leaving them in an awkward situation. But Astrid says she's fine and they both get up. Astrid then starts to worry that her blindness will be permanent, and Hiccup claims if that's the case they'll deal with it together, claiming they've been through everything together, and states, "There'll always be a Hiccup and Astrid. Always." He then leans in for a kiss, but before he can they're faced with a Triple Stryke. Hiccup tells Astrid to hide, but she wants to help, however she remains behind a rock. She soon gains the Triple Stryke's trust despite being blind. They bring it back to Berk to be trained. Back at the Edge, Gothi returns Astrid's sight. Astrid sees Hiccup again and they again. Towards the end of the episode they're seen sitting on the landing pad of the edge together. Astrid asks Hiccup if he tried to kiss her in the forest, and he admits he did and she questions why he didn't follow through with it, he claimed it wasn't perfect, and that he's thought about kissing her a lot, but just wanted it to be the perfect moment. Looking at the sunset Astrid claims it to be pretty perfect to her, and Hiccup agrees and the two kiss. They then continue to look at the sunset and they become a couple.
In "Shell Shocked, Part 1" Astrid is very proud of Hiccup of coming up with a plan, and he claims that some ideas were hers and he couldn't have done it with her, and she states, "We make quite the team." Hiccup agrees. He then starts to have doubts about the plan on if it'll work or not and Astrid reassures him it will, and they almost kiss, but they get interpreted by Fishlegs who claims their discussing on where to find the Dragon eye. Both are relieved, due to the fact that their keeping their relationship a secret. Hiccup then states, "Why do we care if they know about us?" Astrid then claims that they both shouldn't care, but she wants to just spend it with hiccup, and claims they'll tell everyone when the time is right. Thus Hiccup offers a handshake, but instead Astrid kisses him, and states, "Did you seriously think I'd leave here with just a handshake?" Later on during war against the Shellfire Astrid starts to get all worried about Hiccup and Hiccup states that have to keep their relationship out of war, so that the others don't find out about their relationship. Later they both apologize about it, and Hiccup's happy Astrid cares, and the two almost kiss again, but are again interrupted, this time by the Twins, who also are oblivious to their romance.
In Shell Shocked, Part 2 Hiccup and Astrid have a small disagreement about trusting Viggo. Later when Hiccup and Viggo leave to find the Shellfire, Viggo tries to get inside Hiccup's head and taunts him about being in love with his partner in battle. Hiccup tells him to stay out of his personal life . Viggo then pulls out a knife and Astrid arrives just in time to see him about to attack Hiccup. Viggo withdraws his weapon after becoming alert of her presence and claims he was only intending to lure the Submaripper out. Realizing that Viggo is slowing them down, Hiccup drops him off on land which turns out to be mistake as Viggo ends up taking Astrid as hostage. He meets Hiccup by the Edge's volcano and asks him to return the Dragon Eye to him in exchange for a future with Astrid. Hiccup doesn't hesitate and throws the Dragon Eye in Viggo's direction and straight into the volcano. Afterwards, Astrid apologizes to Hiccup for not have listened to him, and states, "You are our leader. Our relationship can't get in the way of that. It won't happen again." Hiccup then tells her not to hold back on her feelings. He relies on her and that's what makes them a team. Astrid agrees and pulls him into a kiss which he returns. This affectionate gesture ends up being witnessed by the rest of the riders who appear to be happy for the couple. Hiccup and Astrid end up leaving on their dragons with their hands intertwined.
By the time of the sequel, Astrid and Hiccup are an official couple, boyfriend/girlfriend or possibly betrothed. She even teases him in an affectionate manner, and calls him babe when they are fighting Drago's army. They are comfortable sitting very close to each other, as opposed to in Animal House when they nervously moved away from each other. They are even so close that Astrid casually braids Hiccup's hair. Astrid also helps Hiccup in personal problems he can't figure out on his own. Also, she has displayed greater loyalty, trust and protectiveness towards Hiccup, just like Valka throughout the movie. They exchange two cheek kisses and a big kiss on the lips at the end.
- "Whoo-hoo! Haha! We're going vertical, Stormfly!"
Much like the relationship between Hiccup and Toothless, Stormfly seems to be Astrid's best dragon friend.
Astrid first met her in the arena as a training dragon. She hit the Deadly Nadder with Hiccup's shield, but Stormfly still let Astrid ride her in the battle against the Red Death. Afterwards, Stormfly became Astrid's dragon. The two are very close and have similar personalities. Both are competitive, beautiful, and can be somewhat violent occasionally. Stormfly is not adverse to having other people ride her besides her Rider. Still, she's very loyal to Astrid, and is protective as well. Astrid seems to have lots of confidence in her dragon as she says in How to Pick Your Dragon that even though she's beautiful, she's still very tough. In Night of the Hunters, Part 1, when Stormfly was captured by the Dragon Hunters, Astrid showed deep concern and fierce determination to get her dragon back.
In How to Train Your Dragon 2, they both continue to maintain a close, loving bond with each other.
Astrid's parents were first mentioned on Dragons: Race to the Edge, Season 1 but have not made any appearances in the franchise thus far. Astrid appears to care deeply for her parents and often worries over their safety. In "Team Astrid", she took it up on herself to find a way to protect them from incoming danger.
Sneaky is a Terrible Terror that Astrid trained, during the episode Worst in Show. She has a good friendship with Sneaky as she trained him for stealth.
- "All right, I admit it. This is pretty cool. It's . . . amazing. He's amazing."
- ―Astrid during the romantic flight[src]
In How to Train Your Dragon, Astrid and Toothless are both hostile to each other during their first meeting, which ends with Astrid fleeing the scene. In an attempt to change Astrid's mind about dragons, Toothless reluctantly agrees to help Hiccup kidnap her. With their first encounter still afresh in mind, Toothless decides to take her for a spin as soon as she seats herself on top of him. It's only after she voices her apology to Hiccup that Toothless slows down and ascends into the skies, offering her a new perspective of the world. Overridden by joyous realization and taken aback by the beauty of it all, Astrid smiles for the first time in the movie. She then proceeds to tell Toothless he is amazing, making him smile back at her.
Toothless and Astrid bond over their mutual affection for Hiccup and greatly appreciate each other's presence in his life. In Gift of the Night Fury, during Snoggletog, Astrid is ecstatic to see Toothless return and reunite with Hiccup. Five years later, in How to Train Your Dragon 2, Toothless gives Astrid a big tongue-lolling smile when she arrives on Itchy Armpit. As he runs up to her, she gives him a loving scratch under his chin, showing they have developed a close and comfortable relationship. Astrid also makes a mention of riding Toothless for Hiccup once Hiccup becomes too busy with his Chiefly duties, implying she has flown Toothless before.
In Out of the Frying Pan, Toothless attempted to save Astrid when she was trapped inside the volcano.
- "[The flowers] are for Astrid as a thank-you for letting me borrow her axe."
Heather is one of the few people Astrid is the closest to despite the fact that they started off as rivals. They first became best friends after Heather reunited with Astrid again in Race to the Edge and was now a warrior just like Astrid. Heather has also played an active part in urging Astrid to express her feelings for Hiccup.
In Heather Report, Part 1, Astrid initially believed Heather about being attacked by pirates like everyone else, but her suspicions quickly rose after seeing Heather sneaking around in middle of the night and continued to grow as Heather became more and more interested in the Book of Dragons. Astrid eventually discovered Heather was working with the Outcasts but her friends remained unconvinced. Heather also caused strains in Astrid's relationship with both Hiccup and Stormfly which made Astrid all the more hostile to her. She finally had a change of heart after she disguised as Heather to go undercover to Outcast Island where she discovered that Heather was being blackmailed by Alvin. Astrid ended up saving Heather's parents with the help of the riders and Heather herself, and the girls parted ways on friendly terms.
In Have Dragon Will Travel, Part 1, they stumbled into each other again nearly three years later and Heather ended up trapping Astrid and Stormfly in a cave. While angry at first, Astrid was quickly won over by the revamped version of Heather after she explained her actions. She especially loved how much more of a fighter Heather had become, and was extremely impressed by her battle axe, wanting one for herself. In Have Dragon Will Travel, Part 2, Astrid and Heather spent time together bonding over throwing axes as well as having some "girl talk." When Heather decided to leave Dragon's Edge, Astrid was saddened to lose a friend and tried to convince her to stay.
Astrid initially felt betrayed by Heather in Night of the Hunters, Part 1 when she saw her former friend working with the Dragon Hunters. Her rage was however short-lived as it turned out Heather was merely spying on the Dragon Hunters. Heather managed to convince Astrid about keeping her intentions a secret from the others. They secretly stayed in touch for a while before meeting up again in Snow Way Out where Heather supplied Astrid with information on the Dragon Hunters' targets and their leader, Viggo Grimborn. Astrid later admitted to the other Dragon Riders about their plan. By the time of Maces and Talons, Part 1, Astrid grew very concerned about Heather's role as a spy and wanted to pull her out. When Viggo figured out she was a spy, Astrid feared what the Hunters would do to Heather. In Maces and Talons, Part 2, she was very happy that Heather managed to escape.
After Heather officially joins the riders, she ends up moving into Astrid's hut to live with her. She was so close with Heather that Heather knew about Hiccstrid before the other riders.
- "We're warriors, you and I."
In the first movie, Stoick acted protective of Astrid when he ushered her away from danger and shielded her against the Monstrous Nightmare in the kill ring. It was later on revealed in Team Astrid that Stoick relates to Astrid quite a bit and can see himself in her. She is also the first person Stoick looks to in regards of Hiccup.
In Burning Midnight it was mentioned that Astrid was considered a daughter that Stoick and Valka had dreamed of and wanted. In How to Train Your Dragon 2 while Dragon Racing was going on, Stoick yelled when Astrid won "That's my future daughter in law!" This means he is proud of her as if she was his real daughter. The exact meaning of calling her his daughter in law it could be interpreted that he is simply looking forward to his son's girlfriend becoming something more, or it could literally mean what Stoick said that Astrid is going to be his future daughter-in-law, which would mean that Hiccup and Astrid are going to get married.
Astrid was greatly saddened when Stoick died, and fired a flaming arrow onto Stoick's ship to honor her chieftain.
In Fright of Passage, when Astrid was a small child, she wanted to get revenge on the Flightmare for turning her "fearless" uncle into a frozen one. However she was stopped by Gobber because she would need "more than that wee axe". Gobber is shown to be somewhat friendly with Astrid, regardless of the situation.
- "I can see why Hiccup is so fond of Berk and its Dragons... and you, Astrid!"
Astrid was surprised to learn Hiccup's mother was alive and looked positively awed when she saw her on top Cloudjumper taking control of all the dragons.
There was little interaction between Astrid and Valka in How to Train Your Dragon 2, but they appear to get along well in Dragons: Rise of Berk. They often train dragons together and give one another compliments. Valka is also openly supportive of Hiccup's relationship with Astrid and even offers them relationship advice.
After witnessing a quarrel between the young couple one morning, Valka voices her concerns to Gobber. She is worried Hiccup and Astrid will make the same mistakes as she did in her relationship with Stoick. She even attempts to talk to Hiccup and Astrid about it but they inform her they have already made amends since morning and are off to a picnic on Perilous Paradise island now. Valka quickly learns the young riders have good communication and don't hold grudges against each other for long, and decides then to never interfere again. (Dragons: Rise of Berk)
- "Astrid, you're a miracle. A Goddess sent from Valhalla."
- ―Snotlout to Astrid in The Longest Day
In When Lightning Strikes, when Snotlout suggested that they build a big statue of himself as Thor and kissed his own biceps Astrid was shown to be disgusted. Likewise in Appetite for Destruction, she appeared to find the thought of kissing Snotlout repulsive. After she lost a bet against Hiccup about the airmail system in which case she had to kiss Snotlout on the lips, she went back on her word and instead threatened Hiccup when he teased her about it. In Total Nightmare, when Snotlout said that Hookfang must have picked up a few pointers from his master in regard to being a ladies' man, Astrid replies that she doubted it because the female Monstrous Nightmare wasn't dry heaving.
Every time Snotlout has tried to get close to Astrid, she has responded with violence and disdain. In Free Scauldy she threw a rock at him and flipped him over for flirting with her. Once realizing her previous methods and aggressive responses weren't doing anything to deter Snotlout, Astrid eventually turned the tables on him by pretending that he has finally won her over. She then began flirting back in a saccharine manner, which quickly scared Snotlout into submission, much to Astrid's enjoyment.
In Race to Fireworm Island, Astrid showed a gentler side in the face of Snotlout's obvious worry about Hookfang, telling him that there was nothing wrong with caring and almost crying when Hookfang was supposedly mortally wounded by the Fireworm Queen. In Total Nightmare, Astrid did show concern for Snotlout when he decided to go up against a Titan Monstrous Nightmare.
By How to Train Your Dragon 2, it is revealed that Snotlout has given up his pursuit of Astrid, since she has officially been in a relationship with Hiccup for some time by this point, and has transferred his affections to Ruffnut. This has improved Snotlout's relationship with Astrid.
Astrid gets along really well with Fishlegs and is able to cooperate with him whenever they are teamed up. There has never been shown any arguments between them except during the Terrible Terror training competition during the episode Worst in Show. Just like Hiccup, Astrid respects Fishlegs and stands up for him whenever Snotlout makes a jab at him. While Astrid may care for him as a friend, she has also made it clear he is definitely not her type. She seemed very surprised by Heather's attraction to him and in Big Man on Berk, she was repulsed when he made advances on her as Thor Bonecrusher.
In Edge of Disaster, Part 2, Ruffnut states that Astrid has no respect for Fishlegs. However Astrid has not been shown to disrespect Fishlegs in any episode of Race To The Edge so far. It may be possible what Ruffnut said isn't true.
Astrid comforted Fishlegs after Heather left the Edge with Dagur in Gold Rush.
- "Try to follow along with that pretty little head of yours."
- ―Tuffnut telling Astrid about the new language he and Ruff invented.
In Night of the Hunters, Part 2, Astrid and Tuffnut fought side by side. Likewise in the Edge of the Disaster two-parter when they were forced to cooperate while Dragon's Edge was under siege. Tuffnut and Astrid quickly agreed they needed to secure the edge and save his Ruffnut after she was taken captive. While Astrid wanted to go by the book to defend their turf, Tuffnut had more Loki'sh intentions in mind. After failing to agree on one plan, they ended up settling for each of them making their own preparation and meeting up again later to decide on which idea to use. Astrid ended up convincing Tuffnut to put her plan into action first, and they managed to sink two incoming ships. Once Astrid's plan ran its course she reluctantly agreed to try out some of Tuffnut's insane ideas. They were able to withhold the hunters long enough for Hiccup to arrive back at Dragon's Edge with a group of wild dragons ready to strike.
In Shock and Awe, he and Ruffnut pulled an ill-timed prank on Astrid midair. Tuffnut explained that Astrid's the "crown jewel" and a shot at Loki'ing her is always worth it. Astrid promised him payback. At the end of the episode, she attached the twins' hut to a rope connected to Stormfly and deserted it on an islet in the middle of the ocean. Tuff and Ruff concluded she was an evil genius.
By the time of the latter seasons, Astrid and Tuffnut are willing to meet each other halfway. Tuffnut has even started giving Astrid nicknames such as A and Hoff, demonstrating that is on friendly terms with her.
- "Astrid, Astrid, Astrid.. Everyone's always talking about Astrid."
In Edge of Disaster, Part 1 and Edge of Disaster, Part 2, Astrid was forced to work with Ruffnut and Tuffnut to create more defenses for Dragon's Edge. Astrid was not pleased by this and was further irritated by the twins' incompetence. Eventually, it got to a stage where Astrid lost her patience and began to berate them. Ruffnut, who was fed up with Astrid's constant criticism, began to scold Astrid for her mighty attitude and ended up mortifying her. Astrid eventually apologized for her behaviour and they made up.
In Shell Shocked, Part 2, Ruffnut hugged Astrid and appeared to be very happy about Hiccup and Astrid's relationship.
- Astrid: "Careful what you wish for!"
- Eret: "What is this?"
- Astrid: "A kidnapping."
- ―Astrid and Eret, after Stormfly grabs Eret
Astrid's relationship with Eret is rocky at first, with Eret trapping Stormfly. Then when Hiccup faked surrendering to Eret, Astrid was concerned. However, Astrid got much more time to get to know Eret than Hiccup did, as she managed to capture him quite early on in the film. When Eret double-crosses them and gives them away to Drago, Astrid is visibly and understandably upset, and feels betrayed. However, he does eventually save Stormfly, help to bring down Drago, and joins the Dragon Riders' ranks.
- "Don't close your eyes, Astrid. We must stay awake. For Hiccup Haddock and Queen Mala."
- ―Throk tries to keep Astrid conscious while they wait for help in Out of the Frying Pan.[src]
After becoming temporary blind, Astrid relies on her other senses and manages to tame Sleuther, becoming the first person to train a Triple Stryke.
She first meets Hookfang at the Kill Ring where she tried to protect Hiccup by throwing a hammer at his face. Like the other riders, Astrid would have thought that Hookfang was a wild and aggressive dragon. Later though, she is shown to bond with him when she switches dragons with Snotlout. In Race to Fireworm Island, Astrid was also very concerned when Hookfang was dying, but was relieved with joy when the Fireworm Queen restored his flames. Though Hookfang did try to show some affection to Astrid, she wasn't to happy about it. In A Tale of Two Dragons, she was however, impressed with how powerful Hookfang was and also finding the hidden ability of his with Wing Blast. Astrid also becomes concerned and angry when Drago Bludvist placed his foot on Hookfang's snout.
In The Flight Stuff, Astrid, like the other riders, saw Gustav as a tiny Snotlout when he became dragon rider in training. By the time Gustav was 16, Astrid was as annoyed with his attraction to her just like Snotlout when he fantasized about she and him in Gone Gustav Gone.
In Team Astrid, Astrid then appointed Gustav as the leader and captain of her auxiliary team.
- "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! And unless you let us go, right now, he will blast through here on his Night Fury and blow your entire fleet of ships to splinters."
- ―Astrid bragging to Drago[src]
Astrid along with the rest of gang end up getting captured by Drago's men after being led into his base site by Eret, Son of Eret.
Astrid doesn't seem the least bit intimidated by Drago when she first sees him, and even attempts talking him into releasing them. Her plan ends up backfiring on her, but she and the rest of the gang are still able to escape thanks to Eret changing sides.
Alvin often targets Astrid to get to Hiccup.
In Heather Report, Part 2, Astrid was able to fool Alvin into thinking she was Heather by disguising herself as her. Alvin noted Astrid seemed feistier than the original Heather was but stayed convinced by the act until Astrid tried to take off with the Book of Dragons on the Monstrous Nightmare she had just befriended.
- "I really am trying to change, Astrid."
Astrid starts off hating Dagur, and often finds herself engaging in physical combat with him. Dagur attempts to kill her on multiple occasions, and Astrid doesn't hold back on her punches either. During the first few seasons, Dagur refers to Astrid as "the girl" but eventually begins calling her by name.
In the third season of Race to the Edge, in Family on the Edge, Dagur reappears as a changed man. Astrid initially doubts him and his true intentions, considering him an undercover spy working for Viggo Grimborn. Dagur encourages Astrid to check him out for herself, and ends up impressing her as she trains him. Astrid warms up to Dagur but is still cautious and warns him to not betray them. Once Heather finds out about his presence on the Edge, Astrid tries convincing her that Dagur has changed, stating she initially thought he was a spy too.
It is hinted Astrid was saddened by his death.
- "To be in love with a girl who is your partner in battle, not sure how I would balance such a precarious situation."
- ―Viggo taunting Hiccup about his relationship with Astrid[src]
Viggo set up the trap that led to Astrid falling fatally ill in the Buffalord Soldier. He also seems to be aware of Hiccup's feelings for Astrid, and ends up using them against Hiccup in Shell Shocked, Part 2. He somehow manages to capture Astrid and uses her to retrieve the Dragon Eye back from Hiccup.
During a morning flight with Stormfly, Astrid came across a group of dragon hunters and their leader Ryker Grimborn. She quickly knows that he is a cruel person and decides to learn more about the new enemy. Despite Astrid's efforts to stay hidden from Ryker's sight, he was able to detect Stormfly by smell. Astrid attempted an escape but it was to no prevail. Stormfly quickly lost her balance after being hit by one the hunters' arrows, throwing her rider off her saddle and into the ocean. Ryker and his men then dragged Stormfly with them onto their ship and took off. Astrid could only watch in horror as she was left behind floating in the sea. When she is rescued by Hiccup and brought to the Edge, she expresses her rage and anger towards him.
- "We're kindred spirits, you and I."
- ―Hroar to Astrid.[src]
Hroar is a character from the DreamWorks Dragons Comics (Titan Comics). He first appears in the 4th volume of the series called The Stowaway.
The newcomer initially introduces himself as a stowaway from Knaff, and during his stay on Berk, he spends a good deal of his time with Astrid, even referring to her as his kindred spirit. Astrid's vague interest in Hroar quickly dissipates once she discovers he has ulterior motives and is working for The Outcast Tribe.
She ends up dropping him into a fish barrel as payback.
Astrid was suspicious of Dammen's friendliness and curiosity about Stormfly. She was the only one who really suspected him despite Hiccup telling her Dammen was just being friendly. She expresses hatred towards Dammen after he captures Stormfly and she is restless until she finds him.
In the episode When Lightning Strikes, Astrid says she had an aunt who was cursed by Odin. She had to pay tribute to him by sailing to the end of the Earth, but kept showing up from the opposite direction because "she couldn't find it". Astrid's grandfather was mentioned in Breakneck Bog. He told her the reasons behind the mysterious disappearances were pirates. Astrid also has an uncle named Finn, known as Fearless Finn Hofferson. In Fright of Passage, he was frozen by the Flightmare, bringing shame to the Hofferson family. He possibly passed away sometime between facing the Dragon and its return ten years later. Astrid had a lot of respect for her uncle and trained very hard to avenge him in order to restore her family's honor. In the Race to the Edge episode "Team Astrid", she blames herself for the the attack on Berk stating that she wanted to protect her family at all times. She was willing to stay behind on Berk for them meaning she loves and cares for them greatly.
The page for memorable quotes by Astrid in the films and shorts is here.
The page for memorable quotes by Astrid in the Riders/Defenders of Berk is here.
The page for memorable quotes by Astrid in Race to the Edge is here.
- Astrid does not appear in the original series, but bears a strong resemblance to Camicazi from the book series.
- Astrid's name means "Divine Beauty" and "God's Strength" in old Norse.
- Astrid is the first teen who has a real life name. The second being Heather. Unlike Heather though, Astrid's name is historically correct and originates from Vikings.
- Astrid is the only teen who hasn't been seen wearing a Viking helmet. However, she did wear one as a child in "Fright of Passage".
- Instead of a helmet, Astrid wears a kransen.
- She is the Academy's Sharp Class Dragons expert despite the fact that her favorite species, the Deadly Nadder is now a member of the Tracker Class.
- She is Hiccup's second-in-command in the Berk Dragon Training Academy in "The Terrible Twos" and Dragon Flight Club in "Live and Let Fly".
- In a deleted scene from the first film, Astrid reveals that her first axe belonged to her mother.
- Astrid has only been seen without her shoulder pads in How to Start a Dragon Academy, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes and Buffalord Soldier.
- America Ferrera refers to Astrid as being Hiccup's "Number One defender and champion" by the time of the second film.
- Although Astrid's parents have never made an official on-screen appearance, they were definitely included in the earlier drafts of the final script. In a deleted scene from the DVD, Astrid is seen bidding farewell to her father in the background before he embarks on a journey with Stoick. In another deleted scene, Astrid visits Hiccup in the forge to have her mother's axe sharpened.
- So far Astrid has appeared in all but two episodes. The only episodes she did not appear in so far are A View to a Skrill, Part 2, and Turn and Burn. "Turn and Burn" is the first episode where Astrid had no part in the storyline at all. Despite not being in "A View to a Skrill, Part 2" she did have a role in the "A View to a Skrill" storyline since she appeared in A View to a Skrill, Part 1.
- Astrid has her own theme song called Astrid's Theme.
- According to an interview with Richard Hamilton; "Hiccup and Astrid lead Berk as a pair by working together as chief and general."
- This was a reference to the now out graphic novel The Serpent's Heir
|Films and Shorts|
|"How to Train Your Dragon":||Appears||"Book of Dragons (Short)":||Appears|
|"Legend of the Boneknapper Dragon":||Appears||"Gift of the Night Fury":||Appears|
|"How to Train Your Dragon 2":||Appears||"Dawn of the Dragon Racers":||Appears|
|Riders of Berk|
|1. "How to Start a Dragon Academy":||Appears||11. "Heather Report, Part 2":||Appears|
|2. "Viking for Hire":||Appears||12. "Thawfest":||Appears|
|3. "Animal House":||Appears||13. "When Lightning Strikes":||Appears|
|4. "The Terrible Twos":||Appears||14. "What Flies Beneath":||Appears|
|5. "In Dragons We Trust":||Appears||15. "Twinsanity":||Appears|
|6. "Alvin & the Outcasts":||Appears||16. "Defiant One":||Appears|
|7. "How to Pick Your Dragon":||Appears||17. "Breakneck Bog":||Appears|
|8. "Portrait of Hiccup as a Buff Young Man":||Appears||18. "Gem of a Different Color":||Appears|
|9. "Dragon Flower":||Appears||19. "We Are Family, Part 1":||Appears|
|10. "Heather Report, Part 1":||Appears||20. "We Are Family, Part 2":||Appears|
|Defenders of Berk|
|1. "Live and Let Fly":||Appears||11. "A View to a Skrill, Part 2":||Mentioned|
|2. "The Iron Gronckle":||Appears||12. "The Flight Stuff":||Appears|
|3. "The Night and the Fury":||Appears||13. "Free Scauldy":||Appears|
|4. "Tunnel Vision":||Appears||14. "Frozen":||Appears|
|5. "Race to Fireworm Island":||Appears||15. "A Tale of Two Dragons":||Appears|
|6. "Fright of Passage":||Appears||16. "The Eel Effect":||Appears|
|7. "Worst in Show":||Appears||17. "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes":||Appears|
|8. "Appetite for Destruction":||Appears||18. "Bing! Bam! Boom!":||Appears|
|9. "Zippleback Down":||Appears||19. "Cast Out, Part 1":||Appears|
|10. "A View to a Skrill, Part 1":||Appears||20. "Cast Out, Part 2":||Appears|
|Race to the Edge, Season 1|
|1. "Dragon Eye of the Beholder, Part 1":||Appears||8. "Crushing It":||Appears|
|2. "Dragon Eye of the Beholder, Part 2":||Appears||9. "Quake, Rattle and Roll":||Appears|
|3. "Imperfect Harmony":||Appears||10. "Have Dragon Will Travel, Part 1":||Appears|
|4. "When Darkness Falls":||Appears||11. "Have Dragon Will Travel, Part 2":||Appears|
|5. "Big Man on Berk":||Appears||12. "The Next Big Sting":||Appears|
|6. "Gone Gustav Gone":||Appears||13. "Total Nightmare":||Appears|
|7. "Reign of Fireworms":||Appears|
|Race to the Edge, Season 2|
|1. "Team Astrid":||Appears||8. "Edge of Disaster, Part 1":||Appears|
|2. "Night of the Hunters, Part 1":||Appears||9. "Edge of Disaster, Part 2":||Appears|
|3. "Night of the Hunters, Part 2":||Appears||10. "Shock and Awe":||Appears|
|4. "Bad Moon Rising":||Appears||11. "A Time to Skrill":||Appears|
|5. "Snotlout Gets the Axe":||Appears||12. "Maces and Talons, Part 1":||Appears|
|6. "The Zippleback Experience":||Appears||13. "Maces and Talons, Part 2":||Appears|
|7. "Snow Way Out":||Appears|
|Race to the Edge, Season 3|
|1. "Enemy of My Enemy":||Appears||8. "Stryke Out":||Appears|
|2. "Crash Course":||Appears||9. "Tone Death":||Appears|
|3. "Follow the Leader":||Appears||10. "Between a Rock and a Hard Place":||Appears|
|4. "Turn and Burn":||Absent||11. "Family on the Edge":||Appears|
|5. "Buffalord Soldier":||Appears||12. "Last Auction Heroes":||Appears|
|6. "A Grim Retreat":||Appears||13. "Defenders of the Wing, Part 1":||Appears|
|7. "To Heather or Not to Heather":||Appears|
|Race to the Edge, Season 4|
|1. "Defenders of the Wing, Part 2":||Appears||8. "Gold Rush":||Appears|
|2. "Gruff Around the Edges":||Appears||9. "Out of the Frying Pan":||Appears|
|3. "Midnight Scrum":||Appears||10. "Twintuition":||Appears|
|4. "Not Lout":||Appears||11. "Blindsided":||Appears|
|5. "Saving Shattermaster":||Appears||12. "Shell Shocked, Part 1":||Appears|
|6. "Dire Straits":||Appears||13. "Shell Shocked, Part 2":||Appears|
|7. "The Longest Day":||Appears|
|"Dragon Down":||Appears||"The Legend of Ragnarok":||Appears|
|"Dangers of the Deep":||Appears||"Underworld":||Appears|
|"The Ice Castle":||Appears||"The Endless Night":||Appears|
|"Burning Midnight":||Appears||"The Serpent’s Heir":||Appears|
|"Dragons: Rise of Berk":||Appears||"School of Dragons":||Appears|
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3
- ↑ DreamWorks Animation. "@maher_samantha The Hoffersons are a decorated warrior family". Twitter. (January 8, 2016)
- ↑ How to train your dragon (Deleted Scenes): 1
- ↑ DeBlois, Dean. How To Train Your Dragon 2: Director DEAN DEBLOIS On Set Movie Interview. YouTube. (Date Unknown)
- ↑ Cowell, Cressida. "@wikelia1 I would say Astrid bears a strong resemblance to Camicazi. Twitter. (January 23, 2015).
- ↑ Ferrera, America. HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 - America Ferrera (Astrid) Interview. YouTube. (Date Unknown)