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The Hooligans are the central Viking tribe in the How to Train Your Dragon Franchise.


Hooligans have been living on the Isle of Berk ever since they first arrived there 300 years prior to the events of the first film.[1] In the second film, after the death of Stoick the Vast, Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III became the new Hooligan Chief.

This tribe originally fought against dragons on their own isle, but eventually both sides made peace.

Ending the War With Dragons

Stoick Icon

Soick the Vast, previous Chief of Berk

The Hairy Hooligans are constantly fighting with the dragons of the area that provide for the Red Death. The dragons steal the food of the Hooligans in order to appease the Red Death. Following the demise of it, the Hairy Hooligans establish a mutual agreement with the dragons, living in harmony and riding on them.

Integrating Dragons

After they made peace, the Hooligans had trouble keeping the dragons under control. However, Hiccup and his riders started the Berk Dragon Training Academy to help the Hooligans live with dragons.

New Chief

The Hairy Hooligans now enjoy the dragon races. However, they then prepared themselves for war with Drago Bludvist's Army. It was during a battle at Valka's Mountain that Stoick was killed when he saved his son from his hypnotized night fury. The Hooligans' village was then decimated by Drago's Bewilderbeast. However, they were then saved when Hiccup and Toothless challenged Drago and his Bewilderbeast. Toothless thus became the new Alpha dragon and Hiccup was then named chief of the tribe. The Hooligans are now rebuilding their village and are still enjoying the dragon races.

Holidays and Festivals

Chieftains of Many Generations (In Order)

Notable members


  • In "Imperfect Harmony", Hiccup says they do not have a tribal crest. However, in "Defiant One", he said that the symbol on his satchel was Berk's crest. In "Breakneck Bog", Johann was transporting a chest for Hiccup, and identified it by the Hooligan crest on the front.
    • The crest is also on the Dragon Manual.
    • It is possible that the crest is that of the Isle of Berk instead of the Hooligan Tribe's.


  1. How to Train Your Dragon: Behind the Scenes

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