- Gobber: "Look at that big guy."
- Snotlout: "Ugliest dragon I've ever seen."
- Gobber: "I think he's magnificent."
- Snotlout: "Of course you do."
- ―Gobber meets the Horburple[src]
- "A perfect match for Gobber... when awake. Grump is so lazy, he falls asleep everywhere. In Gobber’s stall. While eating. While flying..."
- ―Dragons: Rise of Berk
In "Last Auction Heroes", Grump used to serve as Viggo's personal garbage disposal, eating all the scrap iron at the Dragon Auctions on Dragon Hunter Island until he met Gobber. He was taunted and mistreated by every man on the island, especially Ryker, who believed that he'd be more useful as food. But Gobber was quite taken with the large and ungainly dragon, showing Grump some respect for the first time in his life. He asked Ryker if Grump would be auctioned off as well, possibly hoping on bidding for him with Berk's gold. His true strength and potential are revealed when he hears the rocks Gobber throws as a signal for help, and takes out two underestimating guards. He then frees Gobber and the Dragon Riders from a dragon-proof cage by simply biting the door of their cell right off its hinges. He and Gobber then join the other riders as they fly home to Berk.
Grump and Gobber join the Auxiliary Riders in helping Hiccup take Viggo's base and recover the Dragon Eye in "Shell Shocked, Part 1".
Grump doesn't appear in "The Wings of War, Part 1", but is mentioned by Stoick who calls him "lazy". Gobber is quick to come to his defense, saying he's not lazy, only cautious.
Grump accompanies the Berk Fleet to Dragon's Edge to take it back from the Dragon Flyers in "The Wings of War, Part 2", though his only real act during the battle is to briefly take off before landing again on top of Gobber.
For the next couple of years, he worked alongside Gobber in his Blacksmith Shop, keeping the forge lit with his fire. He and Gobber also accompanied Stoick and the other Riders on their search for Hiccup and Toothless, and pins Eret to the deck of his ship when they're found. When Hiccup flies off again, he accompanies Stoick and Skullcrusher to chase them down, later finding them in Valka's Mountain with Valka. He hangs out with Gobber, Hiccup, and Toothless, eating Valka's "bad" cooking, while Valka and Stoick dance.
In the battle against Drago, Grump uses his tail bludgeon to bowl through Drago's men and knocking them out. But he eventually becomes incapacitated, leaving Gobber to continue the fight on foot. Grump is taken control of by Drago's Bewilderbeast along side all the other dragons, but is one of the first to snap out of it and join Toothless in defending Berk and its people. After Drago is defeated, Gobber is excited to be reunited with his dragon and tells Grump "Give me a cuddle, Grumpy!", to which Grump happily flies in and pins Gobber to the ground.
Grump is seen sleeping in Gobber's blacksmith, refusing to wake up when Gobber asks him to light the forge. Bonesnarl then comes and roars at Grump, startling him. He then fires a full blast at the forge.
After Gobber is forced to take a bath, Grump runs away because of his flowery smell. The player is asked to search for him and he/she finds him on a sea stack near Berk.
Grump's body is covered in copper and grey scales. His ears and teeth appear to be similar to a Gronckle, but that's where the similarities end. His wingspan is much bigger, the bludgeon on his tail is much more round and bulbous, and he has a glazed expression on his face as if he's always half-asleep, which might actually be true, and when awoken by Gobber to heat the fire, he lets it explode. where Gobber comments about: "I'm thinking about letting someone adopt you!"
Personality and Behavior
Grump is extremely lazy and whatever time he doesn't spend sleeping, he spends eating. However, he is also incredibly loyal to his rider and would do anything to help him. Unfortunately, he tends to take Gobber's commands very slowly. Although Gobber often complains about Grump (very hypocritically), they are still the best of friends and partners.
Abilities and Skills
As a Hotburple, Grump has many abilities much like those of a Gronckle.
Tail Bludgeon: Grump is shown to be able to use his lumpy tail as a powerful melee weapon. He is very talented at this, as he can do it while he's asleep, airborne, carrying Gobber, or any combination of the three.
Combat and Strength: Despite his sluggish behavior, Grump is a strong dragon and become a fearsome adversary when he needs to be. He could ram and knock down Dragon Hunters with little effort and he is able to singlehandedly carry Skullcrusher, a dragon larger than himself, with his claws.
Jaw Strength: As Ryker stated in "Last Auction Heroes", Grump's species is the only one strong enough to bite through dragon-proof bars. This also comes in handy when he's eating scrap iron.
Intelligence: Despite being underestimated by the hunters because he's fat and lazy, Grump was able to understand Gobber's plea for help as well as his command to attack the two guards.
Lava Blast: Grump is able to blast lava from his mouth. He uses this ability both in combat and in lighting up Gobber's forge. (and letting it explode)
- The bludgeon on the tip of Grump's tail and Gobber's new, mace-like, hammer-shaped, artificial arm strongly resemble each other.
- Grump seems to like sleeping on people in How to Train Your Dragon 2, although he is mostly seen sleeping on the ground.
- Grump's laziness is similar to Garfield the Cat's own laziness.
- Grump is the only dragon to have a name before meeting his Rider.("Last Auction Heroes")
- In some merchandise Grump is mistakenly labeled as a Rumblehorn rather than a Hotburple.
|Films and Shorts|
|"How to Train Your Dragon":||Absent||"Book of Dragons (Short)":||Absent|
|"Legend of the Boneknapper Dragon":||Absent||"Gift of the Night Fury":||Absent|
|"How to Train Your Dragon 2":||Appears||"Dawn of the Dragon Racers":||Absent|
|"How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World":||Absent|
|Race to the Edge, Season 3|
|1. "Enemy of My Enemy":||Absent||8. "Stryke Out":||Absent|
|2. "Crash Course":||Absent||9. "Tone Death":||Absent|
|3. "Follow the Leader":||Absent||10. "Between a Rock and a Hard Place":||Absent|
|4. "Turn and Burn":||Absent||11. "Family on the Edge":||Absent|
|5. "Buffalord Soldier":||Absent||12. "Last Auction Heroes":||Appears|
|6. "A Grim Retreat":||Absent||13. "Defenders of the Wing, Part 1":||Absent|
|7. "To Heather or Not to Heather":||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|
|Race to the Edge, Season 6|
|1. "In Plain Sight":||Absent||8. "Triple Cross":||Absent|
|2. "No Bark, All Bite":||Absent||9. "Family Matters":||Absent|
|3. "Chain of Command":||Absent||10. "Darkest Night":||Appears|
|4. "Loyal Order of Ingerman":||Absent||11. "Guardians of Vanaheim":||Absent|
|5. "A Gruff Separation":||Absent||12. "King of Dragons, Part 1":||Absent|
|6. "Mi Amore Wing":||Absent||13. "King of Dragons, Part 2":||Absent|
|7. "Ruff Transition":||Absent|
|"The Serpent's Heir":||Appears||"TBA":||Unknown|
|"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|
Notes and References
|Grump uses Creative Commons Licensed content from the Rise of Berk Wiki page Grump. The list of authors can be found on the page revision history (view authors).|