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"What do you know about Brainpickers, Hiccup?
Well, I know they feed on people's brains by sucking them out through their ears.
"
―Hiccup


Brainpickers are first discussed in How to Steal a Dragon's Sword. It is a small Cave Dragon feared by all others, even the Seadragonus Giganticus Maximus. There is not much of a description, nor any picture of them. Brainpickers have some sort of proboscis, or "pick", through which it devours the brain of its victim.

"Although they're quite small, Brainpickers are one of the most feared dragons in the Archipelago. Even Seadragonus Giganticus Maximus are afraid of them, because nobody likes the idea of having their brain sucked out."
How to Steal a Dragon's Sword

Brainpickers are mentioned again in "How to Betray a Dragon's Hero", when Hiccup sees "a Brainpicker with its 'pick' fixed into the head of a poor dead badger", amongst the dragon followers of Furious. So it seems these dragons are not limited to merely dragon or human brains.

In The Complete Book of Dragons, Brainpickers are noted to have excellent smell and hearing, as well as the ability to speak Dragonese.

In How to Fight a Dragon's Fury, Brainpickers are shown to be vulnerable to heavy artillery fire:

"Even the mighty Rageblasts, or Savagers, or Brainpickers, when hit with those cannonballs, fell shrieking from the sky."
How to Fight a Dragon's Fury

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