Heather is an original character from DreamWorks Dragons television series. She makes a very brief appearance on DreamWorks Dragons: Riders of Berk but later returns as a regular on Dragons: Race to the Edge with a dragon of her own, a Razorwhip named Windshear.
Heather is the daughter of Oswald the Agreeable and sister to Dagur the Deranged. From a very young age, she was separated from her real family, and was eventually taken in by a couple who raised her as their own daughter.
Heather is first found by Snotlout under a wrecked boat and he quickly alerts the other riders. Heather acts frightened at the first sight of them. She tells them that pirates attacked her family's ship and were laying siege to her island. While trying to figure out a way to help this new stranger, Hiccup and his father agree to let Heather stay at their house for a few days.
That night, however, Astrid notices Heather spying on her and Stormfly, and thus grows suspicious of the newcomer. The next morning, Hiccup is trying to find a way to make Toothless achieve a greater speed. Heather suggests he should use a shorter connecting rod, which would push the rider back in the saddle more, making them more streamlined. Hiccup thanks her for the idea. While the two tested it out, Hiccup ends up missing his meet up with Astrid. After they arrive at the Academy, Heather taunts Astrid, asking her is she slept well. When Fishlegs reveals the Book of Dragons to Heather, Astrid snatches it away from her eyesight and then tries to warn Hiccup, but Hiccup doesn't buy into her suspicions.
Heather soon starts digging for information about the academy dragons, even resorting to flirting with Snotlout so he will tell her more about Hookfang and his abilities. The only dragon species Heather can't find anything on are Deadly Nadders so she snoops through Hiccup's room for the Book of Dragons to see if there is anything useful on there. She ends up getting caught by Astrid but somehow manages to excuse herself to Hiccup by putting on an innocent act. Astrid then informs Hiccup about seeing Heather sneaking around during the night but Hiccup still remains unconvinced by Astrid's suspicions.
Heather then sneaks off to Stormfly's pen and tries to gain her trust by feeding her chicken. Astrid catches her again, but this time Heather doesn't use her "innocent routine," saying Astrid was too smart for it in a cocky manner. She further pushes her buttons when even Stormfly was taking a liking to her.
Later, when Stoick and Hiccup are clearing the table, Heather goes for the book under Hiccup's bed. However, Hiccup has it with him, leaving her annoyed. Heather then makes her way to the beach, unaware that Astrid, who was in the forest venting, is following her. Heather meet up with Savage, revealing that she is working with the Outcasts. She tells him that the Riders have a book with everything they know about dragons though she isn't in possession of it yet. Begging for more time, she tells Savage she will get it. Astrid accidentally knocks over some pebbles, alerting Heather to make her way back. Astrid tries to warn Hiccup again with what she just discovered, but when they rush upstairs Heather is already in bed, pretending to have been asleep the whole time.
The next morning Heather not only makes it off with the Book of Dragons but Stormfly as well. Hiccup, finally realizing that Astrid has been speaking the truth the whole time, gathers the Dragon Riders together to chase Heather down. Astrid manages to jump onto Stormfly's back and the two girls end up in a physical fight over the Book of Dragons. As they cross into Outcast territory, Astrid knocks Heather off along with the book. Snotlout catches Heather in his arms while Hiccup tries to save the Book of Dragons. However, the Outcasts fire at him and Toothless, forcing them to retreat. This leaves the Book of Dragons in the hands of Alvin the Treacherous.
Heather is then locked up in Berk. She tries to break out of jail and run towards a boat but Astrid catches her. After being thrown back in her cell, Heather reveals that the only reason she worked for Alvin was because he had her parents. When Astrid brings up her pirate story, Heather admits to lying and putting on an act. She explains the only reason she did it was because she needed the Riders to trust her, but Astrid is doubtful and tells Heather they no longer trust her.
Astrid ends up disguises herself as Heather as a part of the plan to get the Book of Dragons back. She sails off towards Outcast Island by herself with Hiccup and the others as backup. While Heather in the meanwhile successfully manages to break out prison. She ends up escaping with Stormfly again but this time with the intention of helping the riders. Astrid manages to retrieve the book and rescue Heather's parents in the process once she learns that Heather was telling the truth. When Heather finally arrives to Outcast Island, she helps the riders fight Alvin.
Heather and Astrid part on good terms with Heather thanking Astrid for saving her parents.
Some time later, Heather's village is attacked by Dagur the Deranged. After that, she finds and trains a Razorwhip, naming her Windshear. The two later start to raid ships and redistribute the stolen goods back to their rightful owners. Three years after the end of The Berserker War, one of her raids is spotted by Bucket and Mulch, thus drawing attention of the Dragon Riders. One by one, she incapacitates them until only Hiccup is left. After a chase, Hiccup corners Heather and she reveals her identity. She explains she only did it because she had made a lot of enemies and she didn't want the Riders to get involved. After clearing things up the Riders invite her with them to Dragon's Edge.
When they ask how she trained a Razorwhip, Heather explains it was because of everything the Riders showed her during her visit on Berk. After telling them how she and Windshear met, the Riders soon notice a more unhinged side to Heather. While this puts Hiccup off, Astrid appears to enjoy it.
Later that evening, Hiccup attempts to interrogate Heather on her attacks but she just tells him not to worry over it. She explains that a lot has happened in the last few years and she is not the same anymore. Hiccup, still surprised by her change and sceptic of her behaviour, continues to question her motives. When Heather threatens with leaving, he tries to assures her that he just wants to help. Heather still doesn't want to open up about her problems so she instead just thanks him for being a good friend.
That night, Heather locks all the dragons in their pens so she can't be followed. Unknown to her, Hiccup and Toothless are not far behind. She then meets up with Trader Johann to get the information she's looking for. Heather then heads out to find Dagur, to get her revenge for her parents and village.
However, Dagur was not traveling alone, and uses the chains from the Reaper to capture her and Windshear.
Hiccup and Toothless arrive just in time and blast the winches to free Heather and Windshear. While Heather wants to stay and fight, Hiccup convinces her to retreat for Windshear's safety.
On the way back, Hiccup explains that he knows Dagur wiped out her village and tries to tell her she doesn't have to do everything alone, though Heather tells him she feels destined to be alone. She admits to him she was actually separated from her birth family at a young age. All she could really remember was her father's hands and the smell of his shield he let her play with. She also tells him her horn was given to her by her birth father and that it's the last possession she has of him.
After arriving back at Dragon's Edge, Heather apologized for locking up the dragons, thinking the Riders wouldn't let her go if they knew what she was up to. The Dragon Riders bury the hatchet, saying Heather is one of them now. Once again, everyone except for Hiccup, swoon over her, but Astrid pulls her away for some girl time.
The two quickly bond at target practice. Astrid still wants Heather to show her how she made her axe. Heather then asks if Astrid and Hiccup were a couple, throwing Astrid's focus off. She explains that they are just friends, but Heather doesn't buy it. Astrid then pokes about her and Snotlout, though Heather says she likes a little smarts, like Fishlegs. Astrid teases this, finding it hard to believe. The girls move on to another activity, jumping of cliffs and grabbing on to their dragons. Astrid makes it, but Heather misses, though Windshear catches her in time.
Heather decides to show Astrid something at her camp. There they meet up with Johann, who was worried about Heather as she was not around. The two explain that Johann is Heather's informant on Dagur. He tells them that Dagur is about to make a deal for some new ships with anti-dragon catapults and grappling hooks in the Sea of Despair. After the deal is done, Johann won't be able to find him again. Heather and Astrid head back to the dragon camp for reinforcements, but the Riders are unsure as Hiccup and Toothless, who have headed to Berk, are not there, even Astrid. Heather is hurt by this, thinking that all they had said about having her back was just talk. But before she leaves, the others have decided to join her, as long as it was just a capture mission. Heather agrees, saying they'll sink Dagur's armada and throw him back in prison on Outcast Island. Astrid leaves the map for Hiccup to find so he can meet up with them later.
When they arrive, the twins, Snotlout, and Fishlegs distract Dagur's crew, while Astrid, Heather and their dragons sneak aboard. The two quickly capture Dagur, and when Heather tells Windshear to finish him off, Astrid protests, but Heather has changed her mind, as Dagur didn't capture her village. He is able to tell Heather something, but she gags him, giving the signal to Windshear, only to be stopped by Toothless' blast. Hiccup arrives, trying to tell Heather not to do this, but she isn't shaken, until he tells her his father's seal is caved into Heather horn, which he found earlier. He explains that years ago, Stoick gave it to Oswald the Agreeable for his newborn daughter, telling her he was Heather's father, as well as Dagur's father. Heather is horrified, realizing that Dagur the Deranged, the person who destroyed everything she had, is actually her very own brother!
When the rest of Dagur's fleet shows up, Hiccup tells Heather they need to go, but she is still in shock. Dagur offers Heather to join him, as he's the only family she has left. He even tempted her by saying he knows she feels the Berserker blood flowing through her veins. She gets to her feet, grabs her axe, and leaps over Dagur onto Windshear. She glares at him, unable to accept him as her brother, but still spares his life.
That evening, Heather begins packing to leave. Astrid tries to convince her to stay, where she'll be safe and have support. Heather refuses, as she has a lot to figure out. Heather thanks Astrid, saying it was great to have a friend again before taking off.
Heather reappears on a Dragon Hunters' ship. Thinking she was captured as well, Astrid tries to tell her to run, but is surprised when Dagur shows up beside her. Heather then claims she has joined her brother and the Dragon Hunters.
Astrid was furious at Heather for betraying the Riders after all they had done for her. Heather decided to join Dagur as he was the only family she had left, and said he would never hurt her. When the Dragon Riders escaped, Heather confronted Astrid when she was trying to save Stormfly, which she appeared to be victorious. When Dagur came up with the idea to throw the Riders overboard, Heather insisted they use them for work and take them to Viggo, which Ryker agreed too. While Dagur was mad at Heather for turning down his idea, she said she did it to protect him. If the Riders escaped, Ryker would be blamed and not Dagur. To this Dagur happily said she was his sister.
When Hiccup and Snotlout gave the others a chance to escape, Heather took on Astrid, instead of letting two Dragon Hunters. Though a quick scuffle, Astrid knocks Heather off her feet, and again races to Stormfly. Heather follows her, pulling out her axe while Astrid grabs Stormfly's chains. Appearing to have been beaten, Heather returns to Dagur and Ryker, who then latter claimed they were closer to the Dragon Eye.
In their next encounter, Heather was found camping out in a snowstorm on Glacier Island. Astrid soon found her, and while they and their dragons, stood off, the two soon hugged, revealing Heather was not actually working with the Dragon Hunters, but spying on them. She even sent Dagur on an impossible quest to find another Dragon Eye. It was also Heather who gave the information to Astrid about them coming to Glacier Island and not Trader Johann like she claimed. Heather told Astrid about a cave where she believed the Snow Wraith was hibernating and planned to keep Ryker as far way as possible. Though Astrid was uncomfortable about keeping this a secret from Hiccup, since she never lied to him. But Heather insists to keep the other riders in the dark, knowing Hiccup would want to pull her out.
Heather tried to convince Ryker to search the coast, but he still insisted on checking the caves. Heather purposely revealed their location to the Riders, and saved Hiccup from being shot at by a Hunter by knocking him out. Ryker confronted Heather about this, but she protested that Hiccup was more valuable alive than dead. Getting an idea, Ryker then command Heather to use Windshear to trapped the Dragon Riders in the cave, which she hesitantly agreed to. After the Hunters captured the Snow Wraiths, the Riders manages to take them back to relocate, while Hiccup went after Heather and Ryker. Hiccup was about to shoot them down, forcing Astrid to tell him that Heather was on their side, giving her a chance to escape.
Astrid explained, back on Dragon's Edge, that Heather only got close to Dagur so she could avenge her family. When she found about the Dragon Hunters, she continued the charade to find a way to taken them down as well. According to Heather, the leader of the Dragon Hunters was not Ryker, but a man named Viggo Grimborn, whom everyone was afraid of. Since Viggo stayed in the shadows, Heather planned to work with the Hunters to draw him out.
Heather joined in the attack seize Dragon's Edge. When Ruffnut was captured, proving the Riders didn't go to his Johann like the Hunters planned. Heather opted for leaving and wait for another time, but Ryker turned her down. Dagur and Heather soon confided to Savage they were only working with the Hunters so they could get the Dragon Eye, then take for themselves.
After two of their ship had been sunk, Ryker almost took his anger out on their hostage, but Heather reminded him they should not kill any of the Riders unless Viggo told them to. She tried to warn Ruffnut to stay out of the way, but the twin kept blabbing. Heather tied her to a tree, but Ruff nearly gave away she wasn't that secure.
Heather later pretended to see and get caught in an ambush, sending one of the search parties running. Heather had Windshear shoot a spine at Ruffnut's head, so she could get free and take Windshear to get backup. Though while doing this, Ruffnut head butted her. When Hiccup and the others showed up, Heather used her horn to call Windshear back. She punched Ruff off for "improvising" on the escape. Dagur, who was cornered by Astrid, got his sister's attention for help. The two Riders smiled at each other before Heather had Windshear shoot a spine. She, along with Dagur and Ryker, then flew off with the Hunters after their defeat.
During another attack by Hiccup's Riders, Ryker begins to question Heather's loyalty. During the raid, she has Windshear fire at Snotlout and the twins to make the fight believable. She even had Windshear take a spike from Stormfly. When Ryker confronted her, Dagur defended her, much to Heather's surprise. Then one of the Hunters gave a message to Ryker about regrouping with Viggo. Heather asked Dagur what he knew about the Dragon Hunter leader, telling her he was very clever and that everyone was afraid of him, even his own brother. When Dagur joked about having family conflict, this made Heather slightly nervous.
When Heather, Dagur, and Ryker met Viggo in his tent, the leader began to talk about a game called Maces and Talons, using it as an example about trust and trickery. During this moment, one of the Hunters was brought in for taking some goods. Surprisingly, Viggo spared the man, and sent the others off to get some rest, except Heather. He told her about his knowledge of a traitor, questioning if it was Dagur or Ryker. He then told Heather of his plan to capture a Flightmare.
Heather later met up with Astrid and Hiccup about the plan. She gave them a map that she used to track the Mystery Class dragon, also telling them it was going to be just her, Windshear, and Viggo. The three planned an ambush to take out Viggo for good. However, when Heather and Viggo arrived to the island, she discovered Viggo already knew she was the traitor, and sent his fleet to the island. After fighting off several Hunters, Heather and Windshear joined the Dragon Riders. But when the Flightmare was captured, she tried to save it. This led to her and Windshear being caught as well.
Later, Heather tried to reason with Dagur into letting her go, since they were family. Though Dagur refused, even argued about how she tried to kill him before. Heather explains she didn't know they were siblings at the time, and that he also had wiped out her village. While this does cause Dagur to think for a moment, he still locks her up.
After a conversation with Ryker, Dagur leads Heather, along with two guards into a cave, then knocks the Hunters out. He then frees Heather and reunites her with Windshear. The two do not speak, as Dagur walks off. Heather then helps Hiccup and Astrid redirect the Flightmare away from the island. However, she and Windshear disappear afterwards without a word.
The other Riders eventually found out that she had been keeping in touch with Fishlegs via Terrible Terror air mail. After reading her letters and considering all she had done for them against the Hunters, they came up with the idea of Heather becoming an official Dragon Rider.
Heather then returned to the Edge. There, She and Fishlegs became closer. While getting settled in, she and Astrid discussed her disappearance. Heather said she felt terrible about doing that to them, but she needed time to figure things out, mostly about Dagur. The girls soon changed the subject to their potential love interest, with Heather encouraging Astrid to express her true feelings for Hiccup, but her friend retaliated by teasing her about her exchange of letters with Fishlegs.
Heather later made dinner for the others, but was soon interupted by a Deadly Nadder migration that the Riders had been reherding away from Dragon Hunter territory. Hiccup asked for Heather's help, but she declined, saying Windshear was still tired from the trip. Fishlegs stayed behind with her and gave her a tour of the Edge, even a spot for her own hut. However, Meatlug and Windshear got into a fight, with their Riders trying to calm them down. Tuffnut assumed Meatlug was jealous, but Heather believed it might have something to do with Windshear. Another flock of Nadders began to make their way, and Hiccup requested Heather's help again. While she was relectant, she accepted.
Soon after, Windshear began to attack the Nadders, and even the twins and their dragon. Heather took Windshear back to Dragon's Edge to figure out what was wrong with her. When Hiccup went to check on them, he told Heather about joining the Dragon Riders and offered to help get Windshear more adjusted to working with other dragons. The training didn't go as planned and Windshear knocked Hiccup off of Toothless. Fearing Windshear might hurt someone, Heather decided she should leave.
Fishlegs stopped Heather before she could go, trying to convince her to stay. He soon realized the Razorwhip was only protecting Heather, giving him an idea. The two soon joined the other Riders who were fighting off a small band of Hunters, by swtiching dragons.
Afterwards, Heather decided to stay with the Dragon Riders, now that Windshear felt she could trust the other dragons. The joyful moment was soon spoiled when Hiccup received a letter from Dagur asking for their help in finding his sister. Clearly not ready to see him, Hiccup assured Heather they would make sure Dagur wouldn't find her.
When Hiccup and Toothless were captured by the Hunters, Heather used her knowledge of the Hunter ports to help find them.
When the Riders took in a baby Death Song named Garffiiljorg, Heather showed sympathy for the dragon instead of being annoyed by its cries like the others. She refused to abandon him, knowing what it was like to be alone. She sang to Garff, which lulled him to sleep. This gives Hiccup and the Riders the idea to sing to Garff to train him. This did not work out as planned, so the Riders decided to take Garff to Melody Island, hoping he would bond with the Death Song they have encountered previously. They were soon trapped by the Mystery Class dragon, who also reject Garff since he was singing the songs the Riders taught him. After trying to find another song the Death Song would like, he bonded with Garff. Heather encouraged him to go off with his new family.
Heather, Astrid, and Snotlout followed Viggo's ships to find out what he wanted with a large supply of marble bricks. They soon discovered Viggo was using them to make a dragon proof fortress on his island. With it nearly complete, they raced back to warn Hiccup and the others.
One night, Hiccup brought up Dagur during dinner and asked the others about the possibility that he had changed. Heather reacted to this with anger, quickly discarding that idea, and even threatened to split Dagur in two if she saw him again. Hiccup then sent her off with Snotlout to scout Viggo's fleet for a mission to destroy it so Heather did not find out that Dagur was on Dragon's Edge.
When they got back, Heather saw Dagur and immediately thrusted her axe at him, but stopped just inches away, though she did punched him. Heather berated Hiccup for teaching Dagur to ride a dragon. Hiccup tried to explain how Dagur had saved him and Toothless, but Heather stilled believed that he was working for Viggo. She even told the others it was Dagur's fault she was separated from her family, and her anger at him for killing their father. As Dagur leaves, he finds Hiccup's display for Viggo's fleet and tries to warn them it's a trap. At this point, no one believed him and he agreed to be locked up. The next day, Dagur broke out with his new dragon Shattermaster and headed toward the armada. Heather tried to knock him out of the sky, but he managed to subdue Windshear long enough to prove it was a trap, and took on the entire fleet himself, but cost him his life. While the other Riders were mournful of Dagur's death, Heather did not share their grief, believing her brother thought he could make it out alive. Hiccup comments that he never heard Heather call Dagur "brother" before, which causes her to head back to her hut. Once there, she found a note from Dagur, in which he apologized for everything he had done. He also told Heather about Viggo's dragon auctions. The note also reveals that Dagur didn't kill their father, but that he actually went missing. Heather begins to cry, finally forgiving Dagur, and mourns his death.
Heather joins the riders to infiltrate Viggo's Dragon Auction.
After another mission of rescuing dragons, Heather helped Astrid who had been shot in the leg, and did not hesitate to tell Hiccup about it. When the Riders received a message from Viggo to meet him on a far away island. While the others thought it was a trap, Heather knew that wasn't his style as he liked to outsmart his opponents. She joined Astrid and Hiccup for the meeting, circling in the air above while Hiccup spoke to Viggo. She along with the others, was shocked by the proposal of a truce, but Hiccup could tell that was not what the Hunter chief wanted, but believed he was trying to keep them away from something. The group headed to the island nearest to the border on Viggo's side of the map to check it out. They were soon ambushed by a tribe called the Defenders of the Wing who believed them to be siding with the Dragon Hunters.
Heather then stayed behind with the twins to ensure that Defenders of the Wing.
Heather is the one who asks who Gruffnut is in relation to the twins
After Hiccup is being chased by Bounty Hunters Heather tells him he should lie low for a while, to which he refuses. She also assists the Dragon Riders and Stoick in rescuing Hiccup.
She as well as the Dragon Riders is irritated and annoyed by Snotlout's antics, and she was was also seen taking flowers to Astrid as a thanks for letting her borrow her axe, and she also said to Hiccup at the meeting that he almost got them killed in a mission.
Heather and Hiccup are the ones to go and look for the stranger who saved Throk and Mala at the Northern Markets and are shocked when they find out it's Dagur and he seems to be working for the Dragon Hunters. Heather's first move is to kill Dagur for his betrayal but Hiccup talks her into waiting. When Windshear and Toothless capture Dagur, Heather puts her axe to his throat and tries to question him but Dagur pretends to have lost his memory, and they are diverted by Dragon Hunters attacking and when they next look back at the spot where Dagur was he is gone. They next see him at the docks waiting for a Dragon Hunter ship and Heather shouts "This is my chance!" and runs down to Dagur and tries to fight him but Dagur doesn't fight back. Toothless attacks the Dragon Hunter ship while Windshear and Heather knock out Dagur. The scene ends and then it reopens with Dagur being held by Windshear's tail. Dagur tries to
Heather appears in the online game School of Dragons as an alchemist. Before the game was released, she was replaced with Katrina the Curious. Heather replaced her a few months later, but still wears the same outfit as Katrina.
Heather helps out with experiments and understanding how things work.
Call of the Death Song
In the Call of the Death Song expansion pack, she also wears her rogue dragon rider clothing, with the only difference being her hair is visible. She helps the player throughout the game, but does not reveal her identity. Eventually, the player learns her secret after finding the broken glass bombs the rider used outside the Lab. Heather reveals she kept the secret from the others to protect them from Dagur, as he attacked her village and family. Heather asks to keep her identity from the others a little longer, to keep them safe.
At the end of the last quest in the second expansion pack, Heather is seen in her dragon rider attire, without her hood and mask.
Battle for the Edge
Heather joins in on the fight against the Dragon Hunters, with the Dragon Riders now aware of her identity. She first requires the player's help when she lost her book on Glacier Island. After retrieving the book, the Snow Wraith's camouflage gives her an idea about hiding the catapults on Dragon's Edge. She also helped in figuring out that iron is the best choice of metal for the Armorwing, due to its magnetic skin.
When Harald Forkbeard proves to be a traitor, Heather, who has encountered him in the past, creates wanted posters of him to put around the school, Berk, and Dragon's Edge so he can't fool people again.
Heather arrives on Dragon's Edge to help face the Dragons Hunters. In the aftermath, while she is happy they won, she is concerned about what might have happened if she hadn't shown up when she did.
Return to Dragon Island
Heather's role is not as big as in the last two expansion packs. She helps figure out what the mysterious fog around Dragon Island is made of, and finds a way to protect the player from falling victim to its toxicity.
Heather has green eyes and long black hair that frames her face with her bangs parted on the right side and a braid placed over her left shoulder. She also seems to wear some form of eye liner in the first season.
In Dragons: Riders of Berk, Heather wears a light gray shirt that goes halfway down her forearms with a leather vest over it, a hollow horn around her waist and an off-white skirt underneath. She wears brown pants, wristbands, and boots with roping. All of her clothing has patches.
Heather's appearance has a drastic change in Race to the Edge. She now wears a long-sleeve light gray shirt with a black, short sleeved hooded shirt over it, and a brown mask to hide her identity. She also has a brown leather vest, dark gray pants, and brown boots. She has three black belts, as well as one that holds her horn and a lens for the Dragon Eye. Heather has metallic-like shoulder guards, bracers, knee pads, and skirt, all from the scales from Windshear. Heather still wears her hair in the same style as before but it is noticeably longer. She no longer wears eye liner.
Heather also possesses a satchel similar to the ones the other riders use, except it is black in color and has no crest on it.
Heather is intelligent and able to think her way out of trouble. She is also willing to risk her life to save the ones she cares about.
Heather often comes across as two-faced and untrustworthy, and has herself a hard time putting trust in others. She is deceptive by nature, prone to keeping secrets and lying to people that proved to be worthy of her trust. While not easy for her, she is also willing to abuse the trust of her friends and hurt them (emotionally at least) to further whatever agenda she has, which often ended up putting the Riders in danger. She could also go as far as to put innocent people she didn't know in danger, seen when she tried to deliver the Book of Dragons to the Outcasts (who would have undoubtedly tried to use trained dragons to destroy Berk), even though she did it to save her adoptive parents.
She seems to take pride in her abilities with deception, maybe even to the point of hubris. She gloated to Astrid about how she was able to win the favor of her male friends and her own dragon, Stormfly. However, she might have done it to merely keep up appearances.
After losing her adoptive family, she had an even harder time letting people in, usually trying to do things on her own. This causes Heather to make the wrong choices, even if is for what she believed to be the right reasons. This shows that the loss of her family unhinged her a little bit. She had even persuaded Astrid to lie to Hiccup, which the Berkian had never done before.
In spite of all her faults, she has a strong moral drive. She has become a vigilante for justice and strengthened herself as a warrior. She even returns stolen loot from pirates to their rightful owners. The main reason she hadn't wanted the Riders to join her mission was to keep them safe.
Heather is very observant, thus very knowledgeable. She asks Astrid if she and Hiccup are together when she notices how close they are.
She is also somewhat spiteful and prone to holding grudges against people, like her brother. Nevertheless, she was able to overcome it in the end.
While at first Heather was quite nervous around dragons, her time on Berk, and after meeting Windshear, she has developed a love for them. Heather is shown to taking an interesting in learning about dragons, such as tracking the Flightmare. She has become determined to protect species, as such she wanted to take down the Dragon Hunters for good.
She has also showed a motherly side, as when she sang to the baby Death Song and calmed him, refusing to let the riders just abandon him, knowing what it was like to be alone. She also would not stop until the adult Death Song adopted the hatchling.
Abilities, Skills & Talents
- Acting: Heather is a very good actress, as she was able to fool the Dragon Riders for a few days, except Astrid, who saw her sneaking around. These skills are used again when infiltrating the Dragon Hunters. Only Viggo was able to figure her out.
- Strength and Fighting Skills: Heather is pretty tough and is able to take on Astrid, as well as able to scale the walls in Berk's prison, and stay at the top for some time. Heather became much stronger after her village was attacked. She is capable of taking on at least three dragon hunters at once. Heather's weapon is a double axe that is able to fold at the end. She prefers close combat, so she can stare her enemies in the eye.
- Dragon Training and Riding: Even with very little time spent on Berk, Heather picked up on dragon training pretty quickly, as all the dragons have taken a liking to her. Even though she wasn't very fast, she was also capable of flying with Stormfly. Her skills have improved by Race to the Edge, with her training her own dragon, Windshear.
- Intelligence: She is shown to be pretty clever to come up with a great lie to fool everyone. She even came up with ideas to escape from prison. In School of Dragons, she loves to experiment and figure things out.
- Strategist: She is so intelligent that she was able to beat Fishlegs at Maces and Talons three times in a row.
- Engineer/Inventer: Heather seems a bit inventive, as she was able to help Hiccup increase Toothless' speed with a shorter connecting rod. She also made her own battle axe. She was able to create her own armor from Windshear's scales. She most likely built Windshear's saddle as well. She was also able to beat Fishlegs at Maces and Talons three times in a row.
- Berserk: When she was younger, Heather didn't display any tendencies. These traits began to appear after Dagur's attack. She seemed to enjoy fighting more than before. This and the loss of her family have also made Heather a bit unstable, though not dangerously so. Heather admitted to Astrid she was afraid that she had the same Berserker insanity as her brother, but Astrid assured her she was nothing like Dagur.
- Cooking: Heather is revealed to be an excellent cook. Tuffnut, himself, cannot get enough of her yak-chops. She appears to have taken over preparing meals for the gang.
- Singing: Heather is an excellent singer. She was the only one Garff did not blast with amber.
- "Heather if you're reading this, I guess that's bad news for me. Sorry, but I couldn't let Hiccup fly you into a trap. Tell our little brother that if he really wants to hurt Viggo, hit his next dragon auction. It moves around, but if he turns over enough rocks, some worm will tell him where it is. One other thing, I didn't kill our father. When he disappeared, I let people believe that, so they would think I was tough enough to be chief. I did a lot of things I am sorry for, but I couldn't rest in peace knowing you thought I did that. Be Safe. Your brother, Dagur."
- ―Dagur's letter to Heather.[src]
Dagur is Heather's older brother but while Dagur respects her, Heather hates him and wanted to kill him to avenge her adoptive parents (who she believes Dagur killed), unaware of their relations. But she stopped trying after she learned that he was actually her brother. While Dagur did offer her to join him, she refused, and she is still holding a grudge against him.
Heather later did join Dagur, though only to avenge her family. However, the more time they spent together, Heather did begin to form a relationship with her brother. When Viggo found out she was a spy and had Dagur lock her up, Heather tried to reason with Dagur, though he didn't listen at first. However, Dagur did free her and reunited her with Windshear.
Despite being saved by Dagur, Heather still hated him. She believed him to be the source of all her misery, not just for destroying her island, but setting her adrift and killing their father. When she saw Dagur again, her first instincts were to attack him. Dagur, on the other hand, really grew to care for Heather and wanted to make amends. He ended up sacrificing himself to protect Heather.
Shortly after what was thought to be his death, Heather found a letter from him on her bed in which Dagur confessed he never killed their father. Heather started crying after she finished reading it, finally forgiving her brother.
Heather was not enthusiastic to see Dagur again after discovering he was alive after all. She refused to apologize to him despite being in the wrong. Her opinion however changed as Dagur proved himself to be a reliable and trustworthy ally whilst saving his dragon Shattermaster. Although still hesitant, Heather eventually ended up joining Dagur in a quest to track their father down. By the end of the series, Heather and Dagur are living with their Beserker tribe, although it's still unknown whether they found Oswald the Agreeable yet.
Heather and Windshear have an unbreakable bond. Having both experienced, and risen above, tragedy.
Heather found Windshear after she was attacked by a Typhoomerang. Using what she learned from the Dragon Riders, she was able to treat and train her. The two soon became an unstoppable team. Heather even used some of Windshear's barbs to style her new outfit. Heather happily told the Riders about her dragon, quite proud of her abilities.
While Heather demonstrated a single-minded focus to kill Dagur, Hiccup managed to convince her otherwise as Windshear was also put at risk, showing how much she cares for her dragon. She also took Windshear into account when she picked out her campsite, choosing an island with a large amount of sea slugs, Windshear's favorite.
While Heather loved being among the Riders and on Dragon's Edge, she would not choose any of them over her dragon. Though thanks to Fishlegs, she didn't have to make that choice in the end.
Heather cares very deeply about her parents and would do whatever it took to save them from Alvin. It is revealed that they are not her biological parents, but she still loved them. Losing them and her village became her motivation to attack Dagur.
Even after all the Heather and Dagur had been through while she was with the Dragon Hunters, she still hadn't quite forgiven him about destroying her island until his apparent death.
- "You have been looking for a home since the first day I met you, Heather. And maybe this is finally, your chance to find it. Just know that we will always... I will always be here for you."
- ―Fishlegs to Heather right before she hugs and kisses him.[src]
Fishlegs is Heather's boyfriend in season three and most season four of Race to the Edge. He is the reason Heather decides to join the dragon riders and stay with them on Dragon's Edge.
When they first met on Riders of Berk, Fishlegs took a quick liking to Heather and even showed her the Book of Dragons. Heather did appear to show more praise towards him that the other boys at the time. By the time they meet again nearly three years later, Heather starts to return Fishlegs affection. They both express romantic interest in one another on several occasions. Heather smiled warmly at him and shyly tucked her hair behind her ear when Fishlegs offered to help her. During her talk with Astrid, Heather confessed she likes Fishlegs and referred to him as cute and funny.
Fishlegs is the only one Heather stayed in touch with after she flew off at the end of the Viggo affair. She and Fishlegs sent one another letters through airmail every day, and he ended up saving them all in a chest in his hut. Fishlegs kept this a secret from the rest of the gang until To Heather or Not to Heather.
After Heather arrived on the edge, she and Fishlegs didn't hide their feelings for each other. Heather initially wanted to leave again because of Windshear's inability to cooperate with other dragons, but Fishlegs figured out a way to integrate Windshear and thus making it possible for Heather to stay with him. By the end of this episode, Fishlegs and Heather end up becoming a couple, much to Snotlout's dismay. Fishlegs is also the one who picked out the perfect place for Heather to build her hut.
Heather and Fishlegs keep their relationship on the down-low for the most part and it isn't until Gold Rush that it is brought up again. It's the first time we see Heather and Fishlegs exchange a kiss as Fishlegs comes to terms with Heather leaving the Edge with Dagur. They also almost kiss each other on the lips before getting interrupted by Dagur.
It is unknown whether Heather and Fishlegs continue their romance after they reunite once more.
- "Be safe out there."
Astrid is Heather's closest friend, though the two did not start out that way. Astrid was the only one who saw through Heather's ruse. Even when confronted, Heather simply mocked Astrid since no one believed her. She went even further after she stole Stormfly and the Book of Dragons. The two physically fought each other on the dragon's back. After she was captured, Heather admits the truth to Astrid, though she didn't believe her, and neither did the other riders. After escaping and riding Stormfly to Outcast Island, the two apologized to each other. When Astrid fell off Stormfly, Heather appeared to be concerned. The two finally make amends back on Berk as Heather thanks Astrid for risking her life to help Heather's parents.
Heather was happy to see Astrid again, and the two got along very well. They spent a lot of time bonding and worked together as a team when they raided Dagur's ship. Heather also teased Astrid about her closeness with Hiccup, insinuating Hiccup and Astrid are more than friends. Although Astrid repeatedly denied it, Heather still did not seem convinced. After their encounter with Johann, Heather gathered the other riders to accompany her in the attack against Dagur's fleet. She was initially hurt when Astrid expressed her hesitation and made Astrid feel guilty for it. Before she left, Heather thanked Astrid, saying it was great having a friend again.
Since then, Astrid had become Heather's closest friend and greatest ally. In Night of the Hunters, Part 2, Heather confided in her about her plan to infiltrate the Dragon Hunters, while Astrid in return promised to keep Heather's involvement a secret. In Snow Way Out they met up again in secret so she could inform Astrid and the riders of Ryker's plan to capture a Snow Wraith. Astrid ended up confiding in Heather about her guilt of lying to Hiccup. Heather reassured Astrid and told her to trust her.
The two happily reunited in To Heather or Not to Heather, and Astrid let her stay in her hut for the time being. The two began to talk about Heather's disappearance and struggles, before she changed the subject about Hiccup, encouraging Astrid to act on her feelings for him. When the two finally accepted their feelings in "Blindsided", Heather was the only rider to know of them before the others caught them in "Shell Shocked Pt 2".
After Heather officially joined the Riders, she and Astrid usually worked together on missions. They appear to be sharing a hut as well, among other things. Heather is often seen taking care of Astrid and even gives Astrid flowers as a thanks for getting to borrow her axe.
After the riders rescued a dragon egg from the Dragon Hunters, the egg hatched back on Dragon's Edge. The riders didn't know what it was, however the baby dragon wouldn't stop crying for the whole day, annoying the Dragon Riders except for Heather who felt sorry for the little dragon. The baby dragon, now named Garffiljorg revealed itself to be a baby Death Song after Chicken sang to it, Garff shot amber at Chicken trying to eat her until she was saved by Tuffnut. The riders planned to abandon Garff since it was too dangerous to go back to Melody Island. However Heather refused to abandon him, knowing what it was like to be all alone in the world. As Garff kept on crying, Heather sang a lullaby to the baby dragon, giving her and Hiccup the idea of singing to him to train him. Although the riders tried to sing to him, it all didn't work so well and Heather still didn't want him abandoned, so Hiccup decided to take him to Melody Island. On their way, Garff fell asleep in Heather's arms from a combination of her singing and dragon nip from Fishlegs. When they arrived, the adult Death Song shot amber at all the riders and rejected Garff's singing, Garff soon jumped in to protect her and all the other riders by singing the songs the adult likes. When they finally bond, Garff looks down at Heather, but Heather tells him to go on and Garff flies off with his new father.
- "So, shall we go rescue our brother?"
- ―Hiccup to Heather while the two they are on a mission together to help Dagur save Shattermaster from Dragon Hunters.[src]
Hiccup welcomed Heather when she arrived on Berk, even telling her to consider the island her home until they could figure things out for her. Unlike the other boys, Heather didn't flirt with Hiccup, but acted more innocent. She also helped him with increasing Toothless' speed. Hiccup naively believed Heather over Astrid when she tried to warn him that the newcomer was not who she seemed. Hiccup finally believed Astrid when she told him that Heather stole Stormfly and the Book of Dragons, which he was just looking for. After working things out with the Dragon Riders, Heather promised Hiccup and Astrid if she needed help she would ask.
When they met up again, Hiccup was put off by how much Heather had changed. When Hiccup question why she attacked the ship from earlier and told her the others were there for her, she changed the subject by thanking him for his concern. After saving her from being captured by Dagur, Heather revealed how she was separated from her birth family.
Hiccup supports Heather's relationship with Fishlegs, and is happy to have her join them on the Edge. He even tried to help her train Windshear. Hiccup also took Heather's wish to keep Dagur at distance into consideration, and in Family on the Edge attempted to keep her presence on the Edge a secret from Dagur. Hiccup is referred to as Dagur and Heather's little brother by Dagur in his last letter to Heather. This hints that Heather is actually older than Hiccup.
Hiccup and Heather go undercover and are both shocked to discover Dagur is alive and among Dragon Hunters. When Dagur attempts to explain himself, Heather is displeased while Hiccup wants to give him a chance. He eventually ends up convincing her to save their mutual brother.
Heather was a little more flirtatious with Snotlout than the others, most likely because he flirted with her. She did thank him for "saving" her, but was more interested in learning about Hookfang. When Heather left Berk, Snotlout told her to write to him, but she just smiled and shook her head. After meeting up again, Snotlout continued to flirt with Heather, only this time she had no problem pushing him aside. When demonstrating Windshear's abilities, she used them on Snotlout, though not directly.
Heather later tells Astrid she doesn't like macho Vikings.
While learning about the Hideous Zippleback, Heather worked with Tuffnut. When he suggested getting rid of his sister so they could share Barf and Belch, Heather preferred to focus on the dragon. Tuffnut actually questioned why the Riders were friends with Heather after she nearly attacked them, locked up their dragons, and snuck away. Though the sincerity of her apology got the better of him.
In Have Dragon Will Travel, Part 2, Ruff was very impressed by Windshear, complimenting Heather at an uncomfortably close range. In Edge of Disaster, Part 2, Heather helped Ruffnut and loaned Windshear to her so she could escape. Though later when she got her dragon back, Heather punched Ruffnut for head butting her earlier.
Tuffnut is the only character so far to call Heather out on her behaviour.
Johann is Heather's informant. He gives her the information she needs to find pirates that have raided other tribes, and Dagur as well.
Johann does appear to care about Heather, not just as a partner, but as a friend as he hugged her when he saw her again in Have Dragon Will Travel, Part 2. When the Terrible Terror letter he sent to her returned, and saw her camp was abandoned, he had feared the worst, but was relieved that Heather was alright.
Heather quickly bonded with Stormfly after she gave the Nadder some chicken. However, she had no experience riding dragons and couldn't control her. When Heather tried to ride her again, Stormfly was unsure at first until Heather mentioned finding Astrid. Even years later, Heather remembered how much Stormfly loved chicken.
Toothless was the first of the dragons she met, and was initially scared of him, but soon grew to like him. When Dagur approached her, Toothless defended Heather, keeping the Berserker chief away from her.
The other dragons also took a quick liking to Heather. Barf let her sit on him and Hookfang seemed pleased when she pet him. Meatlug seemed to happy to be called cute and thinking she was strong dragon from her tail.
Savage was Heather's contact when she was forced to work with the Outcasts. She told him about the Book of Dragons, and begged for more time to get it.
When Heather joined Dagur, she was occasionally seen with Savage as well. He followed her orders like he does with Dagur.
Alvin the Treacherous and the Outcast Tribe
While Heather did work for the Outcasts for a short time, it was only because Alvin threatened her parents unless she found out Berk's dragon secrets. She told Savage that they had a book on controlling dragons and begged for more time. While she managed to deliver the book, she was captured by the Dragon Riders. Heather later joined the riders in fighting the Outcasts.
Ryker and Viggo Grimborn
- "Pity, really. I'd hoped you'd be a better adversary."
- ―- Viggo Grimborn[src]
Heather planned to lure Viggo out to stop the Dragon Hunters. When she first met Viggo, he talked about fooling people, using the game Maces and Talons as an example. When Viggo told Heather he believed that Dagur, or even Ryker, were responsible for the failed plans, Heather told Hiccup and Astrid about his plan to capture a Flightmare, unaware he already knew she was the traitor.
When she joined Hiccup and Astrid for the meeting with Viggo, she was up for taking him out there since he didn't have his men. Viggo wasn't impressed by Heather and called her a disappointing adversary.
- Just like Heather's untraditional appearance, her name is also historically incorrect. Heather is a Middle English name and it didn't exist until years after the Viking era.
- Heather is the first adoptive child in the franchise. (In the book series, it's Fishlegs who is the adopted descendant of the Berserkers.)
- Due to the large amount of patches on her clothes, it is possible Heather comes from a poor island. She is the only character with patched and torn clothing that is not a villain.
- A piece of Heather's concept art is seen at in the end credits of Riders of Berk from Heather Report Part I to We Are Family, Part 2.
- Heather is the only female Berserker ever seen.
- Heather is the only original character who did not return in Defenders of Berk.
- Heather and Eret, from How to Train Your Dragon 2, shares some similarities as both characters worked for either the Outcasts or Drago's Army respectively when they met the Dragon Riders. But their allegiance to the antagonists was not out of loyalty and both characters would join the Riders in defeating the respective antagonists. Coincidentally enough, both also have black hair.
- In School of Dragons, she narrates the Skrill's bio at the Hatchery, instead of Gobber like the other dragons. She also says she would like to test how strong its electricity is. This could be a hint about her origins.
- Heather is the first dragon rider not originally from Berk.
- Heather's shoulder guards are similar to the ones Dagur used to wear.
- Heather's return is similar to Valka's in How to Train Your Dragon 2:
- Both are masked vigilantes attacking raiders.
- Both of their dragons are in the Sharp Class.
- Heather and Astrid have a lot in common by Race to the Edge.
- Their dragons are in the Sharp Class, before the Deadly Nadder's reclassification. They also both have specific favored food.
- They are the only female dragon riders that have the same gender as their dragons.
- They both wear shoulder guards.
- Their weapon of choice is an axe and are able to hold their own in battle.
- Have experienced a loss that motivated them (Heather lost her adoptive parents, Astrid lost her uncle).
- Heather has a similar hairstyle to Astrid in How to Train Your Dragon 2
- Heather also has some similarities to Hiccup by the sequel
- Their fathers were both chieftains of their tribes.
- Both trained their dragons after they suffered injuries.
- Have been separated from family members at a young age, who they later reunite with.
- Each possess a memento from one of their parents (her horn and Hiccup's toy).
- Heather is similar to Fishlegs' book counterpart. Both were separated from their birth families, have an accessory from their parents, and have some relation to being Berserk (Heather is originally from the Berserker Tribe and Fishlegs is a Berserk from his mother's side). Both also have a family member who is or was one of Berk's greatest enemies.
- Even though her dragon rider avatar is aged up in School of Dragons, her alchemist one is not.
- According to Richard Hamilton, there is a chance that Heather might appear in their graphic novels, which take place after the second film. 
- Heather is the first major character outside the movies that isn't a villain, and the first female character that wasn't written by director Dean DeBlois.
|Riders of Berk|
|1. "How to Start a Dragon Academy":||Absent||11. "Heather Report, Part 2":||Appears|
|2. "Viking for Hire":||Absent||12. "Thawfest":||Absent|
|3. "Animal House":||Absent||13. "When Lightning Strikes":||Absent|
|4. "The Terrible Twos":||Absent||14. "What Flies Beneath":||Absent|
|5. "In Dragons We Trust":||Absent||15. "Twinsanity":||Absent|
|6. "Alvin & the Outcasts":||Absent||16. "Defiant One":||Absent|
|7. "How to Pick Your Dragon":||Absent||17. "Breakneck Bog":||Absent|
|8. "Portrait of Hiccup as a Buff Young Man":||Absent||18. "Gem of a Different Color":||Absent|
|9. "Dragon Flower":||Absent||19. "We Are Family, Part 1":||Absent|
|10. "Heather Report, Part 1":||Appears||20. "We Are Family, Part 2":||Absent|
|Race to the Edge, Season 1|
|1. "Dragon Eye of the Beholder, Part 1":||Absent||8. "Crushing It":||Absent|
|2. "Dragon Eye of the Beholder, Part 2":||Absent||9. "Quake, Rattle and Roll":||Absent|
|3. "Imperfect Harmony":||Absent||10. "Have Dragon Will Travel, Part 1":||Appears|
|4. "When Darkness Falls":||Absent||11. "Have Dragon Will Travel, Part 2":||Appears|
|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":||Absent||8. "Edge of Disaster, Part 1":||Appears|
|2. "Night of the Hunters, Part 1":||Appears||9. "Edge of Disaster, Part 2":||Appears|
|3. "Night of the Hunters, Part 2":||Appears||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":||Appears|
|6. "The Zippleback Experience":||Absent||13. "Maces and Talons, Part 2":||Appears|
|7. "Snow Way Out":||Appears|
|Race to the Edge, Season 3|
|1. "Enemy of My Enemy":||Absent||8. "Stryke Out":||Appears|
|2. "Crash Course":||Absent||9. "Tone Death":||Appears|
|3. "Follow the Leader":||Absent||10. "Between a Rock and a Hard Place":||Appears|
|4. "Turn and Burn":||Absent||11. "Family on the Edge":||Appears|
|5. "Buffalord Soldier":||Absent||12. "Last Auction Heroes":||Appears|
|6. "A Grim Retreat":||Absent||13. "Defenders of the Wing, Part 1":||Appears|
|7. "To Heather or Not to Heather":||Appears|
|Race to the Edge, Season 4|
|1. "Defenders of the Wing, Part 2":||Appears||8. "Gold Rush":||Appears|
|2. "Gruff Around the Edges":||Appears||9. "Out of the Frying Pan":||Absent|
|3. "Midnight Scrum":||Appears||10. "Twintuition":||Absent|
|4. "Not Lout":||Appears||11. "Blindsided":||Absent|
|5. "Saving Shattermaster":||Appears||12. "Shell Shocked, Part 1":||Appears|
|6. "Dire Straits":||Appears||13. "Shell Shocked, Part 2":||Appears|
|7. "The Longest Day":||Appears|
The page for quotes said by Heather is here.