The New Protector
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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
New Protector is an Eruptodon and the offspring and heir of the Great Protector.
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.
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.
The New Protector has the same appearance and coloration as his mother.
The New Protector is the third dragon to appear as a baby and an adult, the first being Torch and the second being Garff.
Dragon Characters of
Night Fury: Toothless
Skrill: Brute Skrill • Frozen Skrill • Hunterbolt • Icebane • Sparkheart
Snow Wraith: Frostfright's Big Bro • Frostfright's Lil Sis • Gothi's Frostfright • Skrill Chiller
• Mildew's Strain
Triple Stryke: Champion Triple Stryke • Eclipser • Nikora's Triple Stryke • Sleuther • Starstreak
Woolly Howl: Infected Woolly Howls • Wise Wind
Fireworm: Flashfright • Royal Fireworm • Snotlout's Fireworm Queen
Hobblegrunt: Gruff • Primal Hobblegrunt
Moldruffle: Exotic Moldruffle • Greenkeep
Monstrous Nightmare: Astrid's Monstrous Nightmare • Brisket, Saddle, Chuck, Rump, Loin, Scrag, Cutlet, Ham Hock, Sausages, Offal, Knuckle, and Pot Roast • Cagecruncher • Exiled Monstrous Nightmare • Fanghook • Firescrapes • Girl Hookfang • Hookfang • Hookfang's Mate and Offspring • Hookfang's Nemesis • Hookfire, Fangmaster and Hookblazefang • Sven's Nightmare • Valka's Mercy • Whip-Slash
Night Terror: Darkvarg • Hotshot • Nightwatch • Peggy • Sacred Terror • Seedling Night Terror • Smidvarg • Tarred Night Terror
Singetail: Ambered Singetail • Deathlout • Flamelout • Heatlout • Hotlout • Krogan's Singetail • Scorch • Stoick • Winterwick
Terrible Terror: Butt and Head • Gothi's Pet • Iggy • Kick-off Terrors • Leopold • Pain • Sharpshot • Sneaky
Typhoomerang: Helpful Typhoomerang • Pyre-Flier • Skyfire • Torch • Torch's Mother • Torch's Siblings • Trap-phoomerang
Bewilderbeast: Berserker Bewilderbeast • Drago's Bewilderbeast • Valka's Bewilderbeast
Sand Wraith: Helpful Sand Wraith • Seedling Sand Wraith
Scauldron: Bonecrusher's Conquest • Bumble • Exotic Scauldron • Mildew's Misery • Scauldy • Snorre's Scauldrons • Thunderfish
Seashocker: Bolt & Float • Covecharger • Soaky and Wetty • Valka's Three Seashockers • Wavewight
Shockjaw: Boltbite •
Deepfreeze • Exotic Shockjaw
Sliquifier: Exotic Sliquifier • Grazefall • Splashspout
Submaripper: Deepkeeper • Mariner's Myth • Shipsbane
Submaripper (comics): Exotic Ripwrecker • Rogue Submaripper • Sinker-Claws
Thunderdrum: Bam • Bing • Boom • Earsplitter • Eret's Thunderdrum • Lil Lullaby • Thornado • Whirlwing
Tide Glider: Exotic Tide Glider • Mistmenace
Catastrophic Quaken: Captured Quaken • Champion Catastrophic Quaken • Four-Man • Melonquarry • Tormentor • Spikeback
Eruptodon: Baby Eruptodon • Coaldron • Great Protector • Magmadon
Grapple Grounder: Exotic Grapple Grounder
Gronckle: Book Wyrm • Exiled Gronckle • Gothi's Gronckle • Meatlug • Meatlug's Mate • Meatlug's Offspring • Shattermaster • Thaw Fleet • Tuffnut Junior, Junior Tuffnut and Junior Tuffnut Junior • Yawnckle
Hotburple: Basket Case • Chartooth • Grump
Screaming Death: Rogue Screaming Death
Sentinel: Silent Knight
Shovelhelm: Clawlifter • Exotic Shovelhelm • Guslout
Snafflefang: Irontooth • Lump • Primal Snafflefang
Thunderpede: Colorcrunch • Exotic Thunderpede • Furnace
Whispering Death: Death Ride • Exotic Whispering Death • Gravedigger • Groundsplitter • Hiccup's Baby Whispering Death • Screaming Death's Siblings • Toothless' Nemesis • Trailtwister
Egg Biter: Chompers • Egg Blossom • Exotic Egg Biter • Nipper
Hackatoo: Exotic Hackatoo • Hackagift
Prickleboggle: Helpful Prickleboggle •
Krustler • Seedling Prickleboggle
Raincutter: Puddlemuck • Thump
Razorwhip: Exotic Razorwhip • Fighter Razorwhip • Sawtooth • Windshear • Wingnut
Scuttleclaw: Budbite • Scuttleclaw Hatchlings • Slushclaws
Shivertooth: Exotic Shivertooth • Helpful Shivertooth • Quiverpain
Speed Stinger: Exotic Speed Stinger • Fighter Speed Stinger • Icebreaker • Lead Stinger • Mala's Three Speed Stingers • Seedling Speed Stinger • Speedy
Stormcutter: Brute Stormcutter • Exiled Stormcutter • Reignstorm • Cloudjumper • Wonderclap
Thornridge: Gloomshadow • Primal Thornridge • Thornshade
Timberjack: Axewing • Brute Timberjack • Dammen's Timberjack • Lonewood • Soaring Sidekick • Stokehead • Stoneslice • Taxi
Windstriker: Galesplitter • Retired Windstriker • Snaggletooth • Winged Warden
Armorwing: Bandit • Coldsnap • Gresskarmor • Irongaze • Knocks
Boneknapper: Boneshedder • Brute Boneknapper • Dammen's Boneknapper • Gobber's Nemesis
Buffalord: Big Buff • Boarcharger • Brute Buffalord • Exotic Buffalord
Cavern Crasher: Exotic Cavern Crasher • Firecomb Crasher • Schmoozer • Slimeball • Slimeslinger
Changewing: Baby Changewing • Edgewing • Incognito • Phantom • Snuffnut • Springwing • Tuffwing
Death Song: Garffiljorg • Garff's Adoptive Father • Sirenade
Dramillion: Fishlegs' Dramillion
Flightmare: Exotic Flightmare • Hofferson's Bane • Injured Flightmare • Skystreaker • Trancemare • Viggo's Flightmare
Gobsucker: Gobstinker • Muddlehunt • Sparklestank
Hideous Zippleback: Barf and Belch • Barf and Belch's Mate and Offspring • Exiled Hideous Zippleback • Fart & Sniff • Sparkle & Sparks • Sparks and Spew • Whip and Lash
Slithersong: Exotic Slithersong • Dazzlesing
Smothering Smokebreath: Dustbrawler • Exotic Smothering Smokebreath • Gritpicker • Helpful Smokebreath • Rattling Smokebreath
Snaptrapper: Brute Snaptrapper • Death & Chocolates • Outsnapper • Snappy
Sweet Death: Exotic Sweet Death • Masked Sweet Death • Seedling Sweet Death
Sword Stealer: Broken Blade • Exotic Sword Stealer • Gleamer
Deadly Nadder: Ambered Nadder • Bork Week Nadders • Edge Nadder • Flystorm • Infected Deadly Nadders • Kingstail • Scardian • Sick Deadly Nadder • Springshedder • Steeltrap • Stormfly • Stormfly's Mate and Offspring • Vaynglory
Rumblehorn: Seedling Rumblehorn • Skullcrusher
Snifflehunch: Pestbud • Primal Snifflehunch • Seedling Snifflehunch • Sneezlehunch
Submaripper: Deepkeeper • Shipsbane • Mariner's Myth
Thunderclaw: Bonesnarl • Rumpus • Sailback
Windgnasher: Auroara • Champion Windgnasher • Gustnudger
Shadow Wing: Snogglewing
Small Shadow: Baited Breath