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"Our tribe has been waiting generations for our Great Protector to have an heir. And now, it has finally happened."
―Mala[src]

The New Protector is an Eruptodon and the offspring and heir of the Great Protector.

Biography

Hatching

The Eruptodon was first seen as as egg in "Out of the Frying Pan", after being laid by its aging mother. Unable to find the strength to carry the egg to the ceremonial site inside the volcano, Hiccup, Fishlegs, and Mala take on the task of getting it to the life giving lava before the egg petrifies and dies. With the help of Fire Terrors, the egg reaches its ceremonial site just in time, and is seen with a heartbeat inside as the lava enfolds it.

A few weeks after hatching, the baby is seen with its mother in "Shell Shocked, Part 1", eating the lava from their home volcano. With the attack from the Shellfire, Mala asks Fishlegs to take the young dragon somewhere safe. So he takes it with him back to Dragon's Edge.

But when the Edge is also attacked in "Shell Shocked, Part 2", Hiccup instructs Fishlegs to take the baby to the center of the island, thinking it would be the safest place from the Shellfire. But the local volcano starts waking up with the Shellfire blasts, threatening their safety again. So Fishlegs has the baby eat the lava, while Meatlug guards it, and Fishlegs guards Meatlug.

Becoming the new Great Protector

In "A Matter of Perspective", its mother is old and slow moving, and unable to reach the village in time to save some of the houses from the overflowing lava. So the New Protector, now a full-grown adult, is beginning to take over. The two dragons exchange an understanding that it's time for the roles to be passed on to the next generation and the older one to retire to Vanaheim. With that, the offspring takes over as the new Great Protector for the Defenders of the Wing.

The New Protector makes a brief appearance in "The Wings of War, Part 1", when he is seen bathing in a lava pool. Tuffnut then wanted to wrestle him, only to be interrupted by an attack of the Dragon Flyers.

Physical Appearance

The New Protector has the same appearance and coloration as his mother.

Appearances

Trivia

  • The New Protector is the third dragon to appear as a baby and an adult, the first being Torch and the second being Garff.

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