|“||The tighter the bucket, the worse the storm. [src]||”|
|— Mulch to Stoick the Vast about Bucket|
Bucket is a Viking who appears in DreamWorks Dragons: Riders/Defenders of Berk series. True to his name, he wears a bucket on his head. The bucket serves as a protection for his skull, which had been fractured in a Dragon attack years ago. It also contracts whenever a storm is on the way.
Like Mulch, Bucket is a fisherman and has a hook in place of his right hand.
Bucket made his first appearance alongside Mulch in "How to Start a Dragon Academy", having just completed a fishing run. Unfortunately, their catch was soon eaten by Dragons. Later on, Snotlout and Hookfang scared a bunch of fish into their fishing nets, earning their thanks.
Bucket then sold a sheep to Mulch in "Viking for Hire", but was refused payment. Gobber, who was taking on some of Stoick's responsibilities, gave them a pair of weapons, thinking it was the logical thing to do, and let the two fight out their problems.
During the events of "Animal House", Bucket and Mulch were the first to discover that the chickens and yaks had stopped giving eggs and milk. Bucket's tightening bucket alerted Stoick and Gobber to an upcoming storm.
In "Alvin and the Outcasts", Bucket then led the villagers into the forest to evade Alvin the Treacherous and his men. However, he inadvertently led them to the villagers when he went back for a little girls stuff lamb.
He, alongside Mulch aboard their boat, had been attacked by a wild Thunderdrum in "How to Pick Your Dragon", who later becomes Thornado, Stoick's dragon. He only says "no more what?" for he was expecting Stoick to finish his sentence, they are later returned to the village by Stoick and Hiccup.
In "Portrait of Hiccup as a Buff Young Man", he painted both of Stoick and Hiccup's portraits, one with Hiccup as a buff man and a more accurate one. He was praised by Stoick and the other villagers and was mentioned to be the best artist in town.
In "When Lightning Strikes", Bucket then stood by Stoick, Gobber, and Mulch in defending Toothless against Mildew and his mob when they believed him to be the cause of the lightning raining down on Berk.
In "Gem of a Different Color", Bucket then traded his set of axes for one of Snotlout's so-called 'stone of good fortune', which were actually Changewing eggs. Bucket was then attacked by one of the Changewings that came looking for its eggs.
In "A View to a Skrill, Part 1", Bucket, along with Mulch found a Berserker boat they thought had hit an iceberg. However, the Berserkers then tried to commandeer their boat when Bucket saw something the Berserkers were digging out of the ice. Bucket was able to defend himself against them until Hiccup and his riders arrived and drove them away. When Hiccup discovered that it was a dragon, Bucket asked if he could keep it as his own dragon but turned it down when he learned that it was a Skrill.
Bucket and Mulch served as judges for the Dragon Race.
Bucket was fishing alongside Mulch when Ruff, Tuff, Barf and Belch tried to scare them by posing as a sea monster. They then saw Trader Johann unconscious in "Dragon Eye of the Beholder, Part 1".
In "Have Dragon Will Travel, Part 1", Bucket and Mulch then watched as a rogue dragon and it's rider attacked a ship. Bucket then described the dragon to Fishlegs, but Bucket was scared off by the sketch.
Following Dagur's attack on Berk during the events of "Team Astrid", Bucket, along with Mulch and several others joined Astrid's Auxiliary team. Their first practice was to ride on broomsticks and run in a single file. Bucket tripped over, causing the entire line to fall and earned Astrid's displeasure and twenty push-ups. He and Mulch then shared a Zippleback named Whip and Lash. Together they trained. Bucket and Mulch then assisted in defending Dragon's Edge from Dagur's fleet. When they met the twins in battle, they were almost like a splitting image, thus the twins commented that they looked like 'a mirror'.
In "The Wings of War, Part 2", Bucket, Mulch and the entire fleet of the Hooligans go to Dragon's Edge to attack the Dragon Flyers, who had previously taken the island. The mission is successful and the Dragon Riders reclaim the Edge.
In "Darkest Night", Fishlegs imagines a future in which everyone lived in peace. Bucket is briefly seen in it, hugging Mulch.
Bucket is a tall Viking with a long blonde beard. He wears a tunic with scale mail armor covering it under the belt. He has a small brown vest covering the top of his shoulders. He also has a hook in place of his right hand. Like his namesake, he has a tin bucket lodged on his head to protect his fractured skull.
Due to his serious head injury, Bucket acts very dimwitted and dull-minded, as well as forgetful and absentminded. He is scared of storms, mostly due to the thought that his bucket will attract lightning and make him less intelligent (though Hiccup was the one that figured out that metal attracts lightning) or because it contracts and causes severe pressure on his head. His injury also awakened great artistic talent, and he made two quality paintings of Hiccup and Stoick, but the second painting was more truthful of Hiccup's appearance; the first was not.
He also has a soft side when he heads back to the village for a little girl's stuffed lamb because he claimed he couldn't resist the look in the little girl's eyes which causes Mulch to remark, "Aw, Bucket, your bucket's hard but your heart is soft."
Abilities, Skills, and Talents
Bucket may be an unintelligent warrior but his heart is very soft to help others, which makes him a great warrior for the tribe.
- Strength and Combat: He is able to lift two running Berserker soldiers each with one hand and is able to sit on one of them in "A View to a Skrill, Part 2".
- Painting: He is a very good painter and he does most of the portraits for chiefs and their children.
- Fishing: He, along with Mulch, are fishermen.
Bucket, along with Mulch, are farmers, who take care of yaks, sheep, and chickens. However, Bucket always forgets that sheep give wool, yaks milk and chickens lay eggs.
As proven in "Animal House", the tighter the bucket the bigger the storm. Mulch indicates Bucket's bucket predicted the Blizzard of Olaf. His predictions are normally accurate, and even Gothi believes in its accuracy.
Dragon Training and Riding
He learned from Astrid's harsh training because she didn't want to leave Berk but the harsh training from her helped Bucket to ride his Zippleback with his best friend Mulch as they were able to fight well against their enemies.
|“||I ate it already? Did I enjoy it? [src]||”|
|“||Eggs? I like eggs! Scrambled! Over easy! Poached!||”|
|“||Did I eat them already? Did I enjoy it? Oop-- am I being too negative?||”|
|“||It's chickens who lay eggs, right? [src]||”|
|“||No storm, everything's fine.||”|
|“||I don't want there to be a storm! If lighting strikes me bucket, I could end up less intelligent.||”|
|“||That was a bad one! It took us a week just to dig Mildew out.||”|
|“||I was right. Chickens do lay eggs.||”|
|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":||Absent||14. "What Flies Beneath":||Appears|
|5. "In Dragons We Trust":||Absent||15. "Twinsanity":||Absent|
|6. "Alvin and the Outcasts":||Appears||16. "Defiant One":||Absent|
|7. "How to Pick Your Dragon":||Appears||17. "Breakneck Bog":||Absent|
|8. "Portrait of Hiccup as a Buff Young Man":||Appears||18. "Gem of a Different Color":||Appears|
|9. "Dragon Flower":||Absent||19. "We Are Family, Part 1":||Appears|
|10. "Heather Report, Part 1":||Absent||20. "We Are Family, Part 2":||Absent|
|Defenders of Berk|
|1. "Live and Let Fly":||Absent||11. "A View to a Skrill, Part 2":||Absent|
|2. "The Iron Gronckle":||Absent||12. "The Flight Stuff":||Absent|
|3. "The Night and the Fury":||Absent||13. "Free Scauldy":||Absent|
|4. "Tunnel Vision":||Absent||14. "Frozen":||Appears|
|5. "Race to Fireworm Island":||Absent||15. "A Tale of Two Dragons":||Absent|
|6. "Fright of Passage":||Appears||16. "The Eel Effect":||Absent|
|7. "Worst in Show":||Absent||17. "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes":||Appears|
|8. "Appetite for Destruction":||Absent||18. "Bing! Bam! Boom!":||Absent|
|9. "Zippleback Down":||Absent||19. "Cast Out, Part 1":||Appears|
|10. "A View to a Skrill, Part 1":||Appears||20. "Cast Out, Part 2":||Absent|
|Race to the Edge, Season 1|
|1. "Dragon Eye of the Beholder, Part 1":||Appears||8. "Crushing It":||Absent|
|2. "Dragon Eye of the Beholder, Part 2":||Absent||9. "Quake, Rattle and Roll":||Absent|
|3. "Imperfect Harmony":||Appears||10. "Have Dragon Will Travel, Part 1":||Appears|
|4. "When Darkness Falls":||Absent||11. "Have Dragon Will Travel, Part 2":||Absent|
|5. "Big Man on Berk":||Absent||12. "The Next Big Sting":||Absent|
|6. "Gone Gustav Gone":||Absent||13. "Total Nightmare":||Absent|
|7. "Reign of Fireworms":||Absent|
|Race to the Edge, Season 2|
|1. "Team Astrid":||Appears||8. "Edge of Disaster, Part 1":||Absent|
|2. "Night of the Hunters, Part 1":||Absent||9. "Edge of Disaster, Part 2":||Absent|
|3. "Night of the Hunters, Part 2":||Absent||10. "Shock and Awe":||Absent|
|4. "Bad Moon Rising":||Absent||11. "A Time to Skrill":||Absent|
|5. "Snotlout Gets the Axe":||Absent||12. "Maces and Talons, Part 1":||Absent|
|6. "The Zippleback Experience":||Absent||13. "Maces and Talons, Part 2":||Absent|
|7. "Snow Way Out":||Absent|
|Race to the Edge, Season 4|
|1. "Defenders of the Wing, Part 2":||Absent||8. "Gold Rush":||Absent|
|2. "Gruff Around the Edges":||Absent||9. "Out of the Frying Pan":||Absent|
|3. "Midnight Scrum":||Absent||10. "Twintuition":||Absent|
|4. "Not Lout":||Absent||11. "Blindsided":||Absent|
|5. "Saving Shattermaster":||Absent||12. "Shell Shocked, Part 1":||Appears|
|6. "Dire Straits":||Absent||13. "Shell Shocked, Part 2":||Absent|
|7. "The Longest Day":||Absent|
|Race to the Edge, Season 5|
|1. "Living on the Edge":||Absent||8. "The Wings of War, Part 1":||Absent|
|2. "Sandbusted":||Absent||9. "The Wings of War, Part 2":||Appears|
|3. "Something Rotten on Berserker Island":||Absent||10. "No Dragon Left Behind":||Absent|
|4. "Snotlout's Angels":||Absent||11. "Snuffnut:||Absent|
|5. "A Matter of Perspective":||Absent||12. "Searching for Oswald... and Chicken":||Absent|
|6. "Return of Thor Bonecrusher":||Absent||13. "Sins of the Past":||Absent|
|7. "Dawn of Destruction":||Absent|
|"Dragons: Rise of Berk":||Appears||"School of Dragons":||Appears|
|"How to Train Your Dragon":||Absent||"How to Train Your Dragon 2":||Absent|
|"DreamWorks Dragons: Wild Skies":||Absent||"Dreamworks Dragons: Dawn of New Riders":||Absent|
|"Dragons: Titan Uprising":||Appears|
- Stoick and Mildew remarked that Bucket lost half of his brain and had his skull crushed like an egg.
- Bucket, in a way, resembles C-3PO from Star Wars and Ragetti from Pirates of the Caribbean because he is tall but not very smart, and has a companion who is short but intelligent.
- Tom Wilson, who provides the voice of Bucket, starred in the Back to the Future movies as Biff Tannen ("What are you looking at, butthead?") - as well as Griff and Buford "Mad Dog" Tannen.
- In "Follow the Leader", Bucket was seen in Fishlegs' dream of playing the drums.
- Bucket loves a wheel-barrow ride, as mentioned in "Animal House".
- Bucket's bucket can sense when a storm is coming and how strong the storm will be.