Following the end of Berk's war with the dragons under the Red Death, Hiccup, son of Chief Stoick, had started to train more dragons. The new Berserker Chief, Dagur the Deranged, traveled to the Isle of Berk to sign a peace treaty with the Hairy Hooligan chief Stoick the Vast. Dagur also heard rumors about Hiccups victory over the Red Death and how he had been training dragons. Dagur threatened Stoick with war if the rumors were true. At first, Stoick was able to convince Dagur that the rumors were false until Dagur demanded the treaty be signed in dragon blood. Stoick also allowed Dagur to hunt down the Zippleback, Barf and Belch in order to appease. However, Hiccup, his riders, and their dragons were then able to fool Dagur by orchestrating a dragon attack on them. This forced Dagur and his Berserkers to retreat and to consider the treaty signed.
Following these events, Dagur then ventured to Dragon Island where he learned about the Dragons. It was here that he also encountered Hiccup and his riders "hunting" dragons. At first, Hiccup cooperated with Dagur until he revealed that Berk does not hunt dragons no more, but ride them now.
Feeling betrayed by Stoick's and Hiccup's lies, Dagur attacked Hiccup and tried to kill Toothless. However, Hiccup was able to defeat Dagur and left the Island with the other riders and their dragons. Dagur rejoined his men and his Captain, Vorg, said he would skin Hiccup for lying to them. However, Dagur said he would do it to both Hiccup and his Night fury.
Sometime after these events, Dagur's herald, Captain Vorg, and his men then found a Skrill frozen in ice on a iceberg. There, they dug at until two fishermen, Bucket and Mulch arrived , believing that they hit an iceberg. However, Vorg and his men attacked, trying to claim to their ship. Unfortunately, Vorg and his men were forced to retreat without the Skrill when Hiccup and riders drove them away.
Hiccup and his riders then took the skrill back to Berk, hoping to keep it away from Dagur. Unfortunately, Snotlout and the twins inadvertently thawed the Skrill and it escaped. Hiccup and his riders then searched for it. Dagur and Vorg also searched for the Skrill. Dagur's and Hiccup's forces then found the Skrill and then fought each other for it. However, Dagur was forced to fall back when he was under attack by the riders. The Skrill was then shot down and crashed in the sea. It was then captured by Alvin and his Outcasts.
Dagur then made an alliance with Alvin and his Outcasts for the Skrill. However, Dagur double-crossed Alvin, took the Skrill and then "killed" Alvin with the Skrill. Dagur then absorbed the Outcasts, now under Alvin's 2nd in command, Savage, into his force. Unfortunately, Dagur lost the Skrill when he tried to fight Hiccup and Toothless with the Skrill. Despite this setback, Dagur continued his obsession with killing Hiccup and capturing Toothless.