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Mystery box Boneknapper
Fire Type
Billowing flames
Thundering Roar
Dragon Graveyard
Bone armor
Large: 80 feet (24 meters) long, 21 feet (7 meters) tall, 49 feet (15 meters) wingspan
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Stats icon fire Firepower
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Stats icon venom Venom
Stats icon jaw Jaw Strength
Stats icon stealth Stealth

The Boneknapper is a species of dragon thought to be mythical by Vikings due to its rare nature. As its name may suggest, the Boneknapper spends its time scouring the land for pieces of bones in order to create the perfect armor for its body.

Sometimes, this bone armor can be essential for the dragon to perform basic actions, such as roaring. The Boneknapper will often go to extreme lengths to find the bones it seeks, hunting down the fragments for years. However, the dragon does have a docile side to its nature as well, as with most dragons around Berk.

It is quite a large species, reaching 24 metres (80 feet) long.

Bone Armor

"It searches the perfect bone for it's bone armor."
―Hiccup, in Legend of the Boneknapper Dragon, realizing the Boneknapper searches for the perfect bone.

The Boneknapper's main objective is to collect bones to protect itself. Gobber's Nemesis is special, since he will do what ever it takes to get the Terrible Terror pelvic bone, even if it means that he has to risk his own life to get it.

Boneknappers need the following bones to create the perfect armor to defend themselves:

2 Night Fury wing bones (an extremely rare find so it uses Deadly Nadder wing bones instead).

1 Terrible Terror pelvic bone (Gobber the Belch's "belt buckle").

3,000 Hideous Zippleback backbones

1 pair of Monstrous Nightmare horns

2 Hobblegrunt skulls

Dragon Appearance

A member of the Mystery Class, Boneknappers are built in a similar birdlike manner like the Deadly Nadder, albeit much larger. Their natural coloration seems to be a dull olive-green, though it can hard to see under their armor of bones.

Unlike most dragons, which have hard scales to protect themselves from enemies, Boneknapper scales are thin and soft. To counter this weakness, Boneknappers cover themselves in the bones and horns of dead dragons and other animals.

It is also confirmed that as long as their objectives to collect perfect bone pieces, Boneknappers can be very calm and friendly towards human beings.

Abilities and Armor

They can breath fire that is large and powerful breath that is similar to the Red Death.

They're able to create skeleton armor from other dragons. As their armory body can protect them from attacks for great defense. Their physical weaponry, are their talons, sharp teeth, and their horns. They able to create club tail out of bones for smashing their opponents.

Their stamina as shown by the movie of The Legend of the Bone keeper are high to be able to fly and run great for long distance as show no sign of struggle.

They even have ability to make powerful roar that needs a special piece of bone that can release. This roar can also use for mating call that can attract others of their kind.

Their size have shown amazing strength to hold many Vikings on their body to travel.


With out their armor they are vulnerable to their enemy's.


How to Train Your Dragon

The Boneknapper makes a brief appearence in the How To Train Your Dragon film. After Dragon Training, Hiccup reads through the Dragon Manual in order to find information on the Night Fury and ends up finding a page about the Boneknapper as he flips through the book.

In Legend of the Boneknapper Dragon

The Boneknapper appeared as the main antagonist in Legend of the Boneknapper Dragon, a 15 minute short created for the release of How To Train Your Dragon on DVD. Originally having hunted down Gobber since his teen days numerous times, the Dragon made its first physical appearance on a distant island after Gobber, along with Hiccup and his friends, set out to capture it. Hiccup realizes that Gobber's belt buckle is the piece of bone that the Boneknapper wants, which is missing from its neck. Reluctantly, Gobber gives the piece of bone back to the dragon, where it suddenly becomes quite docile and playful. As a thank you, the Boneknapper lets Gobber, Hiccup and the others ride on its back to get home.

In Book of Dragons

The Boneknapper was mentioned in Book of Dragons.


Notable Boneknappers

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Gobber's Boneknapper.

Boneknapper (See Book of Dragons)

Gobber's Nemesis (See Legend of the Boneknapper Dragon)


  • The Boneknapper is one of two dragons that have been doubted of existence. Many Vikings believed there was no such thing as the Boneknapper. The other is the Smothering Smokebreath.
  • Without their armor, they somewhat resemble a cross between a Deadly Nadder and a Scauldron.
  • In armor, the Boneknapper resembles a Dracolich despite not being undead.
  • To train a Boneknapper, one must give it whatever it desires. It will then become like " overgrown puppydog."
  • The Boneknapper is now available in School of Dragons for limited time.
  • It needs a special bone near its throat to be able to roar.


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