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Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III

Then and Now: Hiccup
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Vital Statistics
Name Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III
Title(s) The Dragon Conqueror; Dragon Trainer; The Pride of Berk; Dragon Master; Chief of Berk
Gender Male
Dragon(s) Toothless (Night Fury), Sharpshot (Terrible Terror)
Friends/Allies Astrid Hofferson; Fishlegs Ingerman; Snotlout Jorgenson; Ruffnut Thorston; Tuffnut Thorston; Eret, Son of Eret; Gobber the Belch; Stormfly;
Status Alive
Location Berk
Family
Father Stoick the Vast (Deceased)
Mother Valka
Other Astrid Hofferson (Girlfriend)

Snotlout Jorgenson (cousin) Spitelout Jorgenson (uncle)

Out-of-Universe Information
Voiced by Jay Baruchel

Vital Statistics
Gender male
Dragon(s) Toothless
Friends/Allies Fishlegs, Camicazi
Family
Father Stoick the Vast

"Hiccup" redirects here. For other uses, see Hiccup (disambiguation).
"My name's Hiccup. Great name, I know. But it's not the worst. Parents believe a hideous name will frighten off gnomes and trolls."
―(How To Train Your Dragon) Hiccup about himself.

Hiccup is the main character of the How To Train Your Dragon book series and the 2010 DreamWorks film adaptation, where he is voiced by Jay Baruchel. His full name is Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third, the Hope and Heir to the Tribe of the Hairy Hooligans. He's son of the chief, Stoick the Vast, thus making him heir to the tribe. In the first film he's 14 years old, then 15 years old in the series, and 20 in How To Train Your Dragon 2. His Dragon, Toothless is a Night Fury, the rarest and most intelligent of the Dragon species in the film.


Personality

Despite his physical shortcomings, Hiccup does his best to succeed as a Viking. He is intelligent and is constantly creating inventions for various uses throughout the film, including a bola sling, a prosthetic tail, a saddle, and a riding vest. At first, however, Hiccup is almost obsessed with proving himself to the rest of his tribe by killing a Dragon; he often doesn't think things through and is more determined to gain the recognition of his peers than he is heedful of others' orders, often causing problems for the rest of the tribe, and himself. Despite this, Hiccup shows great aptitude at being a leader and a strategist: he leads his Dragon Training classmates into battle, using his friends' strengths wisely in the battle against the Red Death. Hiccup also has very good observational skills which come in handy during his time with Toothless and during Dragon Training. For example, he's able to hypothesize that Dragons have a natural disdain for eel when his own Dragon companion refuses to eat one himself, and uses this to successfully drive back a Hideous Zippleback later.

Among the other teenage Vikings, Hiccup first comes off as awkward, mainly because he's a poor fighter, and rather scrawny for a Viking. As he becomes more adept at fighting Dragons, however, they start paying more attention to him, some even starting to try to talk to him first. Despite this, Hiccup remains shy and secretive, preferring to be alone with Toothless, likely because he's unused to all the positive attention. He also tends to be sarcastic with a dry sense of humor that can sometimes put him at odds with the other Vikings in his tribe. It also seems that Hiccup likes to hide his fear, hurt, or sadness with said sarcasm and dry humor. Due to his shyness he had a habit of stuttering and stammering when talking to some of the other Vikings, especially Astrid or when his father was angry at him. Despite his many virtues and his clear capabilities as a leader, Hiccup is not without his flaws. He is rather prone to letting his insecurities cloud his judgement and effect his actions; in the film, his desperation for the acceptance of his tribe, and his father in particular, cause him to regularly try to kill Dragons along with them, only to end up doing more harm then good due to his clumsiness. In the television show, his mistaken belief that Stoick still does not accept him causes him to lead the other Vikings on a potentially dangerous treasure hunt to prove himself. His innate friendliness and tendency to give others the benefit of the doubt cause him to be a little too trusting of strangers, leaving him vulnerable to manipulation and deceit by more dishonest characters, such as Heather and Mildew, on more then one occasion. In the episode "Thawfest", Hiccup shows a more unlikable, competitive side of his personality as he begins to score victories over Snotlout. Since Hiccup is unaccustomed to winning anything, he handles it very badly, letting the glory go to his head to the point where he becomes just as arrogant and unpleasant as Snotlout. Hiccup is also prone to overconfidence in his ability as a diplomat, which becomes a major catalyst of the second film's storyline, as his total belief that he would be able to reason with Drago causes him to run away from Berk to confront the warlord, causing Stoick, who understood and witnessed firsthand the extent of Drago's psychopathy and knew he could not be reasoned with, to chase after him. This indirectly leads to Stoick's death at the hands of Drago by hypnotizes Toothless into attacking Hiccup to demonstrate the superiority of his philosophy over Hiccup's. In spite of all his flaws, Hiccup is never above admitting when he is or has been in the wrong, and will do his best to make amends.

One extremely notable character trait Hiccup possesses is a deep sense of compassion. Because of this he spares Toothless, and in doing so he changes the world of Vikings and Dragons forever. He was extremely uncomfortable with the thought of having to kill a Dragon in the arena later in the film. Hiccup carries this quality into the television series. He shows great sympathy to Snotlout at the end of the Thawfest games, giving up his own glory and fame for the sake of his friend. He will almost never allow Toothless to use his full power against foes. He begs Toothless to spare a Whispering Death that had nearly killed both of them just moments earlier. The peak of Hiccup's sympathy is displayed in his releasing Mildew, the very man who had betrayed him, from an Outcast cell. Upon seeing the Outcasts take Mildew's one beloved possession, his sheep, Hiccup clearly displays pity for the old man. Unfortunately Hiccup is occasionally naive in his sympathy, for Mildew would soon betray him yet again. Still his kindheartedness has resulted in many a victory and accomplished the training of the most deadly Dragon on the planet. The one character Hiccup seems to be willing to attack and even kill is Alvin. Originally he was more interested in avoiding him, but as Alvin's plots hit closer and closer to everything Hiccup cares about, Hiccup seems to harden in a difficult resolution. He has been seen ordering Toothless to kill Alvin when Alvin was threatening to toss Astrid off of a cliff. In the finale, Hiccup and Toothless even charged Alvin in an attempt to kill him after he had captured, threatened, and deeply insulted both of them. They failed in this attempt, but with Alvin being one of the few people Hiccup is willing to let Toothless kill, Alvin may want to watch his step. Overall Hiccup is a intelligent, nice and a likable person who is naturally bighearted and innocent. It's also shown in the sequel that he and Toothless have become, what Dean Deblois calls "adrenaline junkies", performing tricks like free-falling while flying.

Appearance

In the Film, Hiccup's appearance is slightly different from the books. In the film, he's rather scrawny for his age compared to the other Vikings, especially since he has little physical strength as he's barely able to lift a large hammer, and isn't very tall, just being barely around Astrid's height. He has auburn hair parting to his right with minor freckles on his cheeks. If you look closely, you'll notice he has a small, white scar just below his bottom lip (which he got from when he was a baby, the night Cloudjumper took his mother away). He's usually seen wearing a long-sleeve, light-green tunic and a dark brown fur vest that matches with his boots. When he rides Toothless, he takes off his vest and wears a flying vest to help him stay on Toothless. After Dragon Training, he starts to wear a Viking helmet given to him by his father as shown in Gift of the Night Fury. Following the battle with the Red Death, Hiccup's left leg up to his shin is replaced with a prosthetic made by Gobber with a metal foot and spring, which is accessible for flying with Toothless.

If you look closely, you'll notice that his hair has grown slightly between Riders of Berk and Defenders of Berk

In How to Train Your Dragon 2, Hiccup has noticeably grown considerably. He's now the tallest of the teens at 6'1" and his hair is somewhat scraggy and unkempt with two small braids behind his right ear. He seems to have gained a leaner, stronger build as compared to the first movie and is no longer considered a runt. His prosthetic is also different, as it's more mechanical and designed than before, making it like "a Swiss army knife for prosthesis", as Hiccup seems to have improved its ability (as he stated he would in the first movie). His outfit now is partly leather around his upper body with what appears to be a type of armor along with arm brackets that seem to all be designed by himself, making him look more like Toothless. When flying with Toothless now, he's also seen wearing a spiked masked when he glides in the air, as his outfit doubles as a squirrel jacket capable of gliding. His pants are dark brown and has straps around them with a leather boot for his right foot. He also seems to carry a weapon, a fire blade called Inferno.

In How To Train Your Dragon

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Hiccup freeing Toothless.

the start of the film, Hiccup is an embarrassment to his father, Stoick the Vast, the chief of the Hairy Hooligan tribe. Too small to wield traditional Viking weapons and therefore unable to kill a Dragon like the rest of his village, he works as an assistant to Gobber the Belch, the village Blacksmith. One night during a Dragon raid, Hiccup leaves his indoor work post and, with a bola sling named "The Mangler," manages to shoot down one of the deadliest and most feared Dragons in the skies: the Night Fury. When
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Hiccup "forced" into Dragon Training

he goes to find his kill, after what appears to be many failed attempts, he finds the Dragon and discovers that it's still alive. Despite his determination to prove himself to the community as a great Dragon killer, Hiccup is unable to kill it after seeing the fear in its eyes, and instead frees it. Meanwhile,
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Hiccup and Toothless's Test Drive

as he's looking for the Night Fury, Hiccup is enrolled into Viking training, where he's expected to learn to fight and kill Dragons. At first, he struggles to complete the simplest tasks and hold his own against even the most (relatively) benign Dragons, earning the usual mockery of his fellow teenagers. However, after managing to get close enough to bond with the Night Fury he shot down, which he names Toothless after his retractable fangs, he builds him a prosthetic tail-fin to replace the one his Mangler injured, helps Toothless regain the ability to fly with Hiccup's assistance, and jump-starts their friendship. He gains valuable experience and a deeper insight into the mannerisms of most Dragons, such as the fact that it's possible to scratch a Dragon into submission if it's scratched gently in a certain spot under the chin. He's soon hailed as a Viking prodigy, with the time he spends with Toothless allowing him to ultimately "defeat" every Dragon he encounters during training.

The stress of living this double life is hard on Hiccup, however. The other Vikings, particularly Astrid, take notice of his unexplained absences after Dragon Training sessions, although no one really comments on it. Eventually, after Hiccup places the top in training, Astrid manages to follow him and discovers Toothless. She runs off to tell the other Vikings, but Hiccup and Toothless stop her. They take her on a romantic flight around the area on Toothless to calm Astrid down. It's during this ride that Hiccup sees the Red Death in the very Dragons' Nest his father has been trying to find and destroy. When they land, Hiccup manages to convince Astrid not to tell anyone about anything that happened by showing how loyal he is to his Dragon. After their conversation, Astrid kisses Hiccup on the cheek after punching him in the shoulder, seeming to admire his loyalty.

The next day, Hiccup is required to fight and kill a Monstrous Nightmare as part of his final exam during Dragon Training. The task goes horribly wrong, however: when Stoick swings his hammer against the Dragon training cage in response to Hiccup's blasphemous claims that Dragons "aren't what we think they are" and that "we
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Hiccup pinned down by the Monstrous Nightmare

don't have to kill them", Hiccup's methods of Dragon appeasement no longer work and the Nightmare moves in for the kill. Toothless, hearing Hiccup's scream in fear, tries again to get out of the cove alone, and, succeeding for the first time, rushes to the scene and beats the other Dragon back while at the same time revealing himself to all the Vikings. Though Hiccup attempts to explain why he went against the Viking way of life and befriended a Dragon, his father refuses to listen, and denounces him as his son, and instead takes advantage of Toothless, chaining him to a ship and using him to reach the Dragons' Nest. As the adult Vikings leave in search of the Nest, Astrid talks to Hiccup about the entire situation, trying to comfort him, showing him that his refusal to kill a Dragon was a strength and not a weakness as he believed and asks him what he's going to do about it, which leads him to say "something crazy." He goes off to do his 'crazy' plan, while Astrid apparently gathers the other Viking teenagers. Hiccup brings out the now docile Monstrous Nightmare, and teaches them how to ride on the back of a Dragon.

While the Vikings try to fight a losing fight, the teens fly into the scene, with Gobber commenting that Hiccup is, "Every bit the boar-headed, stubborn Viking you ever were," to Stoick, who nods humbly. Hiccup goes onto the burning ship where Toothless is, and tries to free him, but soon the ship broke apart, pulling Toothless down to the seafloor. Hiccup still fails, however, and goes limp after a only few moments of trying, only to be saved by his father, who also frees Toothless from his chains. After Toothless pulls him up to land again, Stoick tells his son that he doesn't have to do this, to which Hiccup replies by quoting his father's catchphrase, "We're Vikings. It's an occupational hazard."

In response to the familiar words, Stoick tells Hiccup how proud he is to call him his son, just before Hiccup and Toothless fly off to confront the Red Death themselves. Hiccup manages to kill the Red Death by having Toothless shoot holes into its wings, and then diving towards the Nest at a high speed, so that after Toothless blasts a plasma bolt into its mouth, it cannot pull up in time. During the fight, though, Toothless' prosthetic tail caught on fire, so as they are pulling out the last part of the plan (blasting fire into its mouth), they're running out of time. The Red Death crashes into the ground, triggering an explosion on impact. Hiccup and Toothless fly through its various spines and the flame; however, they run into the Red Death's tail at the last moment as they attempt to escape the resulting blast. The tail having fallen off, the two fall thousands of feet into the blaze below. As the village approaches the site of the explosion and finds that Hiccup is nowhere to be found, Stoick soon discovers that, even without his makeshift tail, Toothless protected the future chief from the fire by folding him in his wings. Stoick wholeheartedly apologizes to Toothless, and is deeply thankful to the Dragon for bringing his son back to him alive.

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Hiccup's prosthetic foot.

When he wakes up after an unknown amount of time, Hiccup is heralded as a hero in the tribe. Although he lost his left foot and lower shin when he and Toothless fell into the fiery cloud, he was fitted with a prosthetic that Gobber designed and fabricated, "With a little Hiccup flair thrown in." This new prosthetic matches Toothless' new left control stirrup which Gobber redesigned, and clips right into place, as if he and Toothless were one. At the very end of the film, Astrid kisses Hiccup on the lips, this time seemingly as boyfriend and girlfriend, as the rest of the village accepts Dragons into the island as companions.

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Hiccup in the TV Series.

In the Dragons: Riders of Berk

Hiccup is known as the founder and head Dragon Trainer of the Berk Dragon Academy, starting it by confronting the problem of Dragons causing havoc around Berk. Hiccup's role in the series is unquestionably that of the main character since most of the plots revolve around him and his actions. Throughout the series, he, Toothless, the teens, and their Dragons are forced to overcome many different kinds of hardships. Hiccup is looked up to by the teens as a leader, even if at times they don't like to admit it. Stoick entrusts great amounts of responsibility to Hiccup. In Riders of Berk, Hiccup's main difficulties begin with keeping the Dragons under control. After that, the weather and harsh climate of Berk become a challenge that he must overcome. Mildew serves as one of his primary antagonists, and Hiccup is forced to go to desperate measures to keep the Vikings from falling back on the "old ways". Wild and rogue Dragons are also either battled or trained by him during the series. Perhaps their most deadly enemy, Alvin the Treacherous, shares the role of his book counterpart as being Hiccup's nemesis. Hiccup is forced into conflict with him and his Outcast soldiers many times throughout the first season, but Hiccup usually emerges the victor, much to Alvin's frustration. 

Hiccup has been seen to have mild character development throughout the series. He is given much more responsibility, and he usually handles it well. He has gained significant skills as both a teacher and a leader. He and his father have actually grown to appreciate each other more and more as the series has progressed. Hiccup has also been seen to develop creative ideas for using and training the dragons which now inhabit Berk. He has developed in his relationship with Snotlout considerably. When they compete in the Thawfest games, both of them become rudely antagonistic towards each other. Hiccup snaps out of this with a little help from Astrid and his conscience, and he allows Snotlout to take victory for the sake of maintaining their friendship. Hiccup's sheer bravery usually winds up saving the day. He doesn't usually take risks unnecessarily, but he seems willing to risk everything for the sake of his friends, especially Toothless. Unfortunately this bravery occasionally becomes foolhardiness, and Hiccup has found himself in dangerous situations with no way to escape. Thankfully, he knows that he has Toothless and his friends to back him up, and throughout the series they are always ready to help him when he needs it.

In Dragons: Defenders of Berk

Like Riders of Berk, Hiccup is the main protagonist in Season 2. He's still shown to be one of the more intelligent Vikings in the Academy, along with Fishlegs and Astrid. He has an "ornate" shield made from Gronkle Iron that contains a crossbow, a grappling hook, a bola-launcher, and a mini-catapult. Like the Academy sign, the shield has a picture of a Night Fury with a red tail-fin, (obviously a design of Toothless). He's shown throughout the episodes with the shield on his back, kind of like a satchel in a way. He is also show to have great leadership, power, and respect over the other riders and can easily temporarily suspend them from the Academy when necessary. 

In How To Train Your Dragon 2

Five years later, Hiccup has made Berk fully involved in riding Dragons, during his years on Berk he has made great contributions such as custom stables, all you can eat feeding stations, a full-service Dragon wash, top of the line fire prevention methods, even making Dragon races that now serve as entertainment for Berk, putting the Dragon problem fully behind them. Now that his hard work has payed off, Hiccup and Toothless travel across very distant lands and uncharted territories. He's also doing this to avoid his father, now that he is known as The Pride of Berk his father wants to train him to become chief. This pressures Hiccup, because he doesn't think he's fully ready for such a big responsibility. As he and Astrid come across the destroyed fort of Eret, Hiccup discovers that there are other Dragon riders and hears of the tyrannical Drago Bludvist, who is currently assembling a huge Dragon army to take over the world. 

Hiccup and Astrid escape from Eret's men and head back to Berk. As they arrive, Hiccup informs his father about Drago Bludvist, and Stoick quickly orders the villagers to fortify and protect the island from the 'madman', but Hiccup suggests that there must be another way besides war. His father rejects this and orders the men to close the stalls and keep the other Dragons under lock-and-key. But Hiccup refuses this method, and stages a mutiny by escaping from the stalls before the doors close, with Astrid following him. Hiccup heads back to Eret, and tells them that he wants to meet Drago so he can change his mind about Dragons, but Stoick, Gobber and the other Riders interfere as they manage to find them. Stoick doesn't want Hiccup to go through with his plan, as he explains that Drago kills people without reason and concludes that he cannot be reasoned with. Even so, Hiccup still refuses to believe this and rebels against his father's wishes to find him.

Meanwhile, Hiccup flies over the clouds, overthinks his father's sayings and furiously screams in mid-air. Toothless becomes worried for his friend, but Hiccup promises that he'll keep him under protection no matter what. Suddenly, a figure emerges, and Hiccup thinks that it's his dad again but discovers a mysterious vigilante Dragon Rider, who he later discovers is his long lost mother.

Hiccup wonders why Valka never had the intention to return to Berk after all these years that she survived. Valka responds that twenty years ago, a Dragon broke into their house and she quickly rushed to Hiccup's rescue but only discovered that the Dragon was not a vicious beast, but a gentle and intelligent creature, "whose soul reflected my own." However, Stoick spots the Dragon and interferes; the Dragon attacks him nearly burning him alive. Valka tells the Dragon to spare him; the Dragon suddenly looks at Valka while Stoick rescues an infant Hiccup. But unable to rescue Valka who is now abducted by the Dragon, putting inside his mind that she was in fact going to get killed. But the Dragon did not in fact harm her, and she never had the intention to return because she thought it would be safer for them, because she couldn't kill a Dragon. Hiccup and his mom start over again and bond with each other more mutually this time with their Dragons and enjoy the time they have.

Later, Hiccup discovers also that Valka does not have the intention to reason with Drago and decides to do it himself. Suddenly, Stoick and Gobber locate him and are about to escape the Sanctuary, but Stoick is shocked in silence to see his beautiful wife still alive and rekindle with each other once more. Hiccup has never experienced such joy in reuniting with his mother and father. However, their celebration is cut short; they were unaware that Drago has set up their weapons on shore and orders the final attack on the Sanctuary. Later, the Bewilderbeasts engage on one another to determine who is truly the Alpha of all the Dragons. Unfortunately, Drago's Bewilderbeast emerges victorious. Hiccup confronts Drago, and tries to reason with him but Drago ignores his claims and orders his Bewilderbeast to kill Hiccup, which decides to send in Toothless instead. Toothless, now hypnotized, fires a plasma blast at Stoick, who manages to push Hiccup away and is killed instead. Hiccup, shocked to believe that his father has been killed, blindly yells at Toothless who got released from the Bewilderbeast's control to go away and leave them alone. Hiccup, Valka, Gobber and the other Riders hold a funeral for Stoick where Hiccup says his last wishes to his father. It seems that all hope is lost, as Drago and his Bewilderbeast freeze Berk, but Hiccup is determined to avenge his father and continue his legacy and get his best friend back. He quickly arrives to face Drago and tries to disenchant Toothless saying he knows Toothless would never hurt him or Stoick willingly, which he amazingly succeeds. Now, Hiccup and Toothless manage to fend off Drago and his Bewilderbeast and concludes that it's over but unaware, that the Bewilderbeast has them in their sights and fires at them, encasing them in a huge blast of ice. Drago feels victorious, but the huge ice explodes and discovers that Hiccup and Toothless are unharmed. Toothless, now glowing with plasma, challenges the Alpha to protect his Rider. Toothless simultaneously fires plasma blast and frees the other Dragons, who are touched by the bond between him and Hiccup. Drago is shocked to believe this. Hiccup orders Drago to stand down and let this end, but Drago strongly refuses and orders his Bewilderbeast to attack but unable to as all the Dragons fire at it. Toothless fires one last plasma blast which massively explodes, destroying on of the Bewilderbeast's tusks, and defeating it at the same time. The Bewilderbeast retreats to the ocean, along with Drago.

Finally, the fight is over and Toothless is crowned as the Alpha along with Hiccup now crowned as Chief of Berk by Gothi the Elder. The Dragons and villagers celebrate, and Hiccup continues his father's legacy by building a statue in his honor. Hiccup proudly announces that they may be a small community but are capable of maintaining peace and can stop those who oppose, and they have something that even the greatest invaders don't have: they may have armies and armadas but Berk has their own Dragons. 

Abilities and Talents

Being the main character of the franchise, Hiccup has many varied and useful talents.

  • Dragon Training and Riding: Though he only discovers this ability during the first film, Hiccup has grown to become the best Dragon trainer on the island. His Dragon, Toothless, is the rarest and best Dragon in the Academy. Hiccup openly claims to be the best Dragon rider in the episode Thawfest. He and Toothless clearly have the strongest bond in the series. Because of his talents he has been made head of the Berk Dragon Academy. In the franchise, Hiccup is always the one looked to when Dragon related problems or needs come up. He trains a wild Monstrous Nightmare in seconds in Defiant One. This is noticeably faster than even Astrid who had to train the same type of Dragon and does manage to do so but takes longer. He's also able to keep an enraged Whispering Death from running over him by simply putting his hand forward. Still, some Dragon challenges (including said Whispering Death) are greater than his ability, but he can always rely on Toothless and the other teens to have his back. Hiccup has managed to devise a more effective method of calming wild dragons with Inferno as it produces the dragon fire of both a Monstrous Nightmare and a Hideous Zippleback. This makes the dragons consider Hiccup as one of their own as only a 'dragon' should be able to wield dragon fire.
  • Drawing: Even before Hiccup began to train Dragons, he practiced drawing. He is practically never without his journal and a large charcoal pencil. His sketches are usually quick and slightly messy, but compared to most other Vikings he is quite good. He uses this talent often. He sketches Toothless upon his second encounter with him. He uses his notebook to copy the map to the Isle of Night (unfortunately). He uses his artist talent to aid him in making plans and inventions. His room is littered with drawings of Toothless.
  • Inventing: Hiccup learned a great deal about crafting from Gobber. His many years of apprenticeship have certainly paid off. He has created many ingenious devices throughout the franchise. He uses the forge well (despite his small size), and he's excellent at working leather. His devices were originally weapon like, and the mangler cannon he designed allowed him to take down a Night Fury. After training Toothless he shifted in his desires and started working on a new tail for Toothless. This tail has been modified many times and is a work of sheer genius. He even created an auto tail using complex gear systems. Besides that Hiccup has managed to design a plethora of other objects, from winches to telescopes. He invented his own flight suit and his Dragon Blade, Inferno.
  • Intelligence: This talent is really at the heart of all Hiccup's other abilities. His intelligence is proven many times throughout the film and the series. He's almost always the one to come up with the solutions to the problems that the Riders face. He's shown to be very cunning, resourceful and perceptive and possesses a great aptitude for strategy and tactics. He's also fairly knowledgeable. Unlike Fishlegs who only spews out facts, Hiccup is able to use them for practical use and he does it very well. He was able to solve all the riddles on Hamish's treasure map even when under pressure and the feat is especially notable because it was said that only a most brilliant mind could solve those clues.
  • Fighting: Due to Hiccup's initial size, he's not much of a fighter. In fact, most weapons are too heavy for him and struggles to lift them. He is a very skilled sword fighter in the books though. Hiccup usually fights along side Toothless. Their style is more about defense. The only time Hiccup and Toothless attacked first was against Alvin in We Are Family Part II. Other than that, it is easy for others to overtake Hiccup. In The Night and the Fury, Hiccup faces Dagur with his new shield. In Cast Out Part II, Hiccup fought Outcasts and Berserkers without a problem using his shield. While Hiccup does not do any direct fighting in How to Train Your Dragon 2, he does wield his Dragon Blade, Inferno, with great precision and skill, such as when freeing Stormfly or preventing Drago from reaching his bullhook.
  • Roar Call: He can make a roar noise that sounds similar to Toothless's roar. A way for Toothless to find Hiccup.
  • Precision: Like Toothless, Hiccup has amazing aim, like when he was able to shoot Toothless down in the first film and hit a Deadly Nadder in the chest using his shield while flying in mid-air during Appetite for Destruction. He also managed to throw Inferno with enough accuracy that it landed right in front of Drago's hand just as he was reaching for his bullhook to control his Bewilderbeast.
  • Endurance: While it may seem hard to believe at first, Hiccup always manages to bounce back from a severe injury. For example, in When Lightning Strikes, he was struck by a massive and direct bolt of lightning to the head, and still managed to wake up just a day after. Also, in the end of How to Train Your Dragon, he was knocked off of Toothless by the Red Death's massive club-tail, and (with the help of Toothless, of course) managed to wake up about a week, (or longer), later.

Relationships

Toothless

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Hiccup and Toothless.

Hiccup and Toothless have a brotherly relationship. The two of them do seem to see each other as equals, And everyone seems to acknowledge that Toothless is by far Hiccup's closest friend. At first, both keep their distance after Hiccup shoots Toothless down with the invention he called the "Mangler", but their mutual curiosity leads them to try and learn more about each other. Hiccup starts to observe Toothless and learns many secrets about Dragons from these observations that help Hiccup advance in his Dragon fighting classes. Toothless starts to trust Hiccup and even allows him to touch him, and eventually ride him. The depth of their relationship is furthered when Hiccup fashions a prosthetic tail for Toothless, only to discover that the two need each other to use it to fly; Hiccup is needed to manipulate the prosthetic tail while Toothless does the actual flying.

Toothless is later very playful around Hiccup, and is also very protective of and loyal to him. This is shown in how before, no matter how hard he tried, he couldn't get out of the cove without flying, until he heard Hiccup's scream, then manages to climb out and fight off a Monstrous Nightmare in the Dragon training ring before it could kill Hiccup, and refusing to leave when the rest of the village joins in on the fight, seeing them as a threat. Later, when Hiccup is knocked off of him while attempting to escape the explosion that kills the Red Death, Toothless manages to reach for and protect Hiccup by wrapping him in his wings, even without his own prosthetic tail. Toothless is later overjoyed when Hiccup wakes up after the battle, jumping around his house with glee, and tickling him, before helping his human friend to walk on his new prosthetic leg.

Their friendship is also strong in "Gift of the Night Fury" when Hiccup crafted a new tail for Toothless so he can
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Hiccup hugging Toothless

fly on his own. Toothless takes off, and only later Hiccup finds out why. When Toothless comes back, Hiccup finds out he took off to find his helmet. At the end Toothless trashed his new tail showing that he wanted to need Hiccup for him to fly.

Toothless and Hiccup's relationship remains mostly the same in Riders of Berk. They do occasionally have problems with one another as seen in The Terrible Twos and What Flies Beneath, but they always come through for one another. Hiccup and Toothless continue to grow closer throughout the series, and both of them risk their lives for each other multiple times. Hiccup tries to make Toothless happy by finding more Night Furies, but his efforts are foiled when Mildew and Alvin trap them both. In the end, Toothless remains happy to stay with Hiccup as his closest companion and to remain one of a kind. Toothless seems to be very happy and satisfied to be with Hiccup, and Hiccup is extremely grateful to have Toothless be the closest friend he could ever have.

During How to Train Your Dragon 2, Hiccup and Toothless are shown to only have grown in their friendship. They have become more reliant and trusting of each other like when Hiccup has an idea to confront Drago and try to convince him to stop traping Dragons, Toothless remains more friendly towards Eret and his crew. Though when Toothless is controlled by Drago through his Bewilderbeast and kills Stoick, Hiccup gets upset at the death of his father and blindly yells at Toothless to get away, which Toothless reluctanly follows shortly before being conrtolled again. Later however, their friendship and loyalty to one another proves to be strong enough fully free Toothless from the Bewilderbeast's control. Later, after being set free, Toothless trusts Hiccup enough to be his eyes and ears and binds them so the Bewilderbeast can't control him. When they eventually get put to the ground, Toothless sits behind Hiccup when he talks to Drago one last time and that is when Drago tells his Bewilderbeast to kill Hiccup which Toothless quickly jumps in to cover Hiccup from the ice. It is thought to be an unsuccessful attempt that kills both Hiccup and Toothless, but when a blue color and sound similar to when Toothless would shoot starts resonating from the ice, everyone wonders what was happening and then the ice breaks, revealing Toothless. Toothless, who is now covered in a blue color, similar to his plasma bolts, on his back and in his mouth and nostrils, is covering Hiccup from the ice and then uncurls from Hiccup. When he uncurls, he sprints to the edge of an ice spike on Berk and challenges the Bewilderbeast under Drago's control to the dragon's role of Aapha to protect Hiccup. When Toothless, with his new found power and strength, attacks the Bewilderbeast, he proves that his friendship and compainionship with Hiccup has only grown.

Hiccup and Toothless also share the same roles in their respective societies. In the Series, Hiccup was the de facto leader of the teens while Toothless was the de facto leader of the teens' Dragons. In How to Train Your Dragon 2, Toothless ascends to be the Alpha and leader of all Dragons while Hiccup becomes the chief of Berk.

Stoick the Vast

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Hiccup and Stoick.

Hiccup's father is the chief of the village, making Hiccup himself the next in line to become chief. However, the two seem to be complete opposites of each other: whereas Stoick is large, strong, brawny, and the best Dragon fighter in the village, Hiccup is lanky, weak, brainy, and perhaps (initially, at least) the worst Dragon fighter on the island. Their relationship is strained because of these differences, as Hiccup wants to make his dad proud by conforming to Viking norms and attempting to slay Dragons but ends up making things worse most of the time.

Though confused as to what to do about Hiccup's peculiarities as a Viking, Stoick is very protective of his son; he is at first reluctant to send Hiccup to Dragon training for fear that he will be killed. Moreover, during a Dragon raid, it is shown that Stoick, along with everyone else in the village, prefers that Hiccup stay inside and out of harm's way (though this may be because Hiccup is more of a risk to the village than the Dragons are to him).

Stoick becomes proud of Hiccup when he hears of Hiccup's success in Dragon training and is elated to finally have something in common with his son, although his attempt at conversation with his awkward son ended in failure. However, after his son's relationship with Toothless is revealed, their small progress with one another is destroyed. Stoick accuses Hiccup of siding with the Dragons and later no longer considers Hiccup to be his son. Their relationship is later mended when Hiccup comes to the rescue of the older Vikings during their confrontation with the Red Death with the help of his classmates and the Dragons used in training, showing his dad his otherwise unseen bravery and leadership. This causes Stoick to apologize for his prejudice against Dragons and say that he is proud to call Hiccup his son. Stoick shows how deeply he cares for Hiccup when he believes that Hiccup is dead and mourns, apologizing for not having listened to him before. He shows great happiness when he learns that Hiccup is still alive thanks to Toothless' efforts. Later, Stoick and the village welcome Hiccup as a hero and Stoick finally accepts his son for who he is.

In the TV series, Hiccup is given the responsibility over the dragons. However, partly due to Stoick's emotionally inarticulate nature and moments of unintentional insensitivity, his father's approval and acceptance still proves to be a major source of insecurity in Hiccup's life, and he is shown to go to great lengths to confirm that his father really is proud of him. In Portrait of Hiccup as a Buff Young Man, after being painted stronger than he is, Hiccup sets out on a treasure hunt that Stoick failed to prove himself. Stoick apologized at the end for making his son feel he had to do something big to be accepted. A more accurate picture was placed in the Great Hall to replace the other one. In Thawfest Hiccup was determined to finally beat Snotlout. When he decided to throw the race, he apologized to his father, to himself, in his choice. Though Stoick was still proud of Hiccup in how well he'd done.

The two still often have a hard time communicating with each other. In How to Pick Your Dragon Stoick seems to ignore Hiccup's teaching about how Dragons need trust. Gobber told Hiccup that "it's a father's job to listen to his son, without letting on that he's heard a word".

Stoick is still very protective of his son. After Hiccup and Toothless were kidnapped by the Outcasts, he banned flying Dragons to try to keep him safe. While Hiccup respected his father, he felt he had to go behind his back in case Alvin attacked. The two later reconciled. In Frozen, Hiccup was very concerned about Stoick being paralyzed by the Speed Stingers. 

Hiccup is also shown to care for his father. Hiccup was very determined to rescue Stoick from Dagur's clutches when Stoick was taken hostage as a trade for Toothless in Cast Out Part I and Cast Out Part II. Hiccup was even willing to join forces with Berk's enemy, Alvin The Treacherous, just to save his father.

In the second film, their relationship is once again strained. This time Stoick is pressuring him to become chief, but, as he is not ready for such responsibility, Hiccup runs away from Berk. But for all the problems he and his father had, he still loved his father and was deeply saddened with his sudden death and decides to up hold his father's legacy.

Valka

In the film version, Hiccup's mother is Valka. She was believed to be dead for twenty years, and that she was taken and eaten by Dragons. She left when Hiccup was just a baby, so he hardly knows anything about her. In the film, Hiccup is given a helmet made from her old armor. While though he found it awkward at first, it is very important to him, as seen in Gift of the Night Fury. In Breakneck Bog, Hiccup is willing to face extreme danger, and a possible Fog Monster, to retrieve a lost gift from his mother. In How to Train Your Dragon 2, Hiccup not only reunites with his mother, but learns she has been living with, and rescuing dragons.

Astrid Hofferson

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Hiccup and Astrid.

Astrid is Hiccup's main love interest and fellow Dragon-fighting classmate in the movie. At first, she is unimpressed by Hiccup and his lack of Dragon-fighting skills, and often rebuffs his efforts to speak to her. Although she doesn't make fun of him like the other Viking teens, she does not seem particularly pleased about his presence in the Dragon training class either, and probably thinks that he is weak. Later, however, Astrid becomes jealous and angry about Hiccup's sudden success in Dragon Training and follows him into the forest, eventually discovering Hiccup's friendship with Toothless and threatening to reveal it to the village. After Hiccup and Toothless take her for a ride, her views about Dragons and Hiccup change as she sees just how amazing Dragons really are as well as Hiccup's true aptitude for communicating with them. She also grows a greater respect for Hiccup when he shows his adamancy in protecting Toothless, refusing to tell the other Vikings about their trip to Dragons' Nest and his friendship with the Night Fury out of fear that they would take drastic action against the Dragons and kill Toothless. Astrid later tries to help Hiccup during his Dragon training final exam when the Monstrous Nightmare attacks him by distracting it and later holds Hiccup back so that he doesn't get hurt when the Vikings overpower Toothless.
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First kiss

Astrid comforts Hiccup and inspires him to round up the other Viking teens to help him with his plan to save the villagers from the Red Death shortly after they depart for the Nest. When Hiccup is believed to be dead, where as everyone else hangs their heads in shame she's brought to tears obviously mourning the loss of her friend (and potentially mutual love interest) meaning she took it the hardest. She finalizes her feelings for him at the end of the film when she kisses him on the lips, implying that the two may have some sort of romantic relationship (emphasized in Gift of the Night Fury where she kisses him again and gives him a hug, and he calls her "Milady"). However, outside of these situations and despite this mutual attraction, in Dragons: Riders of Berk it's shown that they do not consider themselves to be in any official relationship, often shying away from each other (such as separating after finding themselves holding each other, or scooting away when others point out how close they are sitting together). Nevertheless, the two still have a very close and trusting relationship, Astrid being Hiccup's best friend after Toothless, regularly confide in each other and are usually the first to volunteer aid to each other. In Thawfest Astrid is especially disappointed and upset by Hiccup's new-found arrogance and unpleasantness as he scores more points against Snotlout, and admits to Hiccup being a gracious loser is a thing she's always liked about him. When Hiccup repents his behavior by throwing the race, Astrid is all too happy to have the old Hiccup back and kisses him which happens to be the only time in the TV series that they kiss. She continues to aid Hiccup as his 2nd in command at the Dragon academy, with the pair of them acting as the "straight men" against the bickering, neuroses and dysfunction of the other teens. In Dragons: Defenders of Berk, Hiccup gives Astrid more responsibility by allowing her to creating training missions for the Dragon Academy/Flight Club. And in Fright of Passage, Hiccup tells Astrid that training Dragons isn't the only thing he thinks about. Which could be meaning he thinks about Astrid as well. We found that out after Astrid said "Are you actually saying that to me with a straight face?" And in Cast Out Part I Hiccup gets mad at Snotlout for, not only disobeying him again, but nearly getting Astrid killed in the process and suspends him. This shows that he truly cares for Astrid and will do anything to defend her.
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Hiccup and Astrid's relationship in HTTYD 2

By the time of the sequel, Hiccup and Astrid are an official couple, she even teases him in an affectionate manner. They are comfortable sitting very close to each other, as opposed to in Animal House when they nervously moved away from each other. By the time of the sequel film, Stoick has grown very fond of Astrid because of her romantic relationship towards Hiccup and has even called her his future Daughter-In-Law to Spitelout during her victory in the Dragon Races. Astrid is the only one Hiccup confides in about his doubts about becoming Chief of Berk and is often talking to her about how his father keeps on pressuring him to take his place. Understanding her boyfriend's concern, Astrid comforts him about his doubts and says what he's searching for isn't in the places he explores but what's inside him that he's searching for. Hiccup and Astrid both make the discovery of the destroyed base of Eret, Son of Eret and Hiccup saves Astrid after she falls off of Stormfly (who was caught in a net by Eret's men). After they land, he stands protectively in front of her when they confront Eret. Hiccup and Astrid later perform mutiny against Stoick and head off towards Eret's ship so that he can take them to Drago to change his mind about Dragons. During that time, he jokingly throws a net over Astrid and leads her tenderly yet sternly towards the prison cell on the ship so that she wouldn't harm anyone on the ship with her axe. Astrid later tries to follow him when he goes off to search for Drago himself, but is stopped by Stoick and is ordered to lead the others back to Berk since he had about enough mutiny for one day. Later, when Hiccup and Stoick fail to show up, Astrid leads the other Dragon riders on a hunt to find them. After that, they are captured by Drago Bludvist, Astrid says that Hiccup will come and rescue them, bragging about Hiccup's role as the Dragon Master and of Toothless. When Astrid finally reunites with Hiccup on the back of Stormfly with Eret, she get's introduced to Valka and is surprised that she's alive and Hiccup jokes to her about how that's where he got his dramatic flare. After Stoick is killed, Astrid rushes to Hiccup's side and holds him tenderly in her arms as they mourn the loss of his father and the Chief of Berk. Hiccup later on leads the shooting of the flaming arrows during Stoick's Viking funeral and Astrid, along with the other Dragon riders, Valka, Eret, and Gobber all follow his lead. Astrid is later looking at Hiccup proudly as he takes on his new role as Chief of Berk and follows his lead back to Berk on the backs of the baby Dragons. After Hiccup & Toothless defeat the Evil Alpha Bewilderbeast and Drago, Astrid teasingly pokes at his flight suit button and says that he found what he was searching for, making both of them laugh and Hiccup finally initiating a kiss with Astrid on the lips, pulling her close and gazing at her affectionately after they break apart from their embrace. Astrid later celebrates Hiccup's coronation as Chief of Berk and is seen by his side as the whole isle of Berk celebrates Hiccup's role as Chief. At the end of the Sequel, Astrid is seen in the Dragon races competing against the other Riders and Hiccup intervenes by taking the Black Sheep at the last second and throwing it into her basket for her. An act that was seen performed by Snotlout and Fishlegs while they competed for Ruffnut's affection, so it shows that Hiccup simply stepped in to help out his lady against the other Riders as well. By the end of the film near the credits, Astrid & Stormfly are seen right next to Hiccup & Toothless as they stand on the pedestal overlooking the concluded games and Astrid's victory.

Gobber the Belch

Gobber is the blacksmith of the village, as well as a mentor and secondary father figure to Hiccup. Despite acting like all of his other students are expendable or simply paying little attention to their well-being, Gobber seems to have a soft spot for Hiccup. This is obscured, however, by the methods by which he goes about expressing his fondness of the boy. Though his intentions are good, Gobber often gives out comically bad advice that somehow just makes Hiccup feel worse. Most importantly, however, Gobber acts as the bridge of communication between Stoick and Hiccup, since the two seem to be unable to listen to one another otherwise. In fact, Gobber is the one who convinced Stoick to allow Hiccup to enroll in the Dragon Training classes, reminding the latter that he could not always hope to protect Hiccup; the best he could do was prepare him. At the end of the film, Gobber is the one who constructs a new prosthetic tail for Toothless and Hiccup's prosthetic leg. The other important role Gobber filled was training Hiccup in leather-working and as a blacksmith, which gave the imaginative teen an outlet for his mind along with practical design and fabrication skills. If an invention of Hiccup's fails, it's only because inexperience affected the design, never because of faulty parts, or that the parts were poorly crafted. Hiccup's innovation, improvement and engineering of his society's technology for his creations is often nothing short of sheer genius.

Snotlout Jorgenson

Hiccup and Snotlout are cousins in the book and the film franchise. Snotlout's big ego and bullying attitude makes Hiccup dislike him in the film. Snotlout openly mocks Hiccup's claims and is always boosting his own image by throwing mud on Hiccup's. When Hiccup becomes popular, Snotlout does join in and become a huge fan. Snotlout is willing to come and aid Hiccup in the battle with the Red Death, and he is actually the first Viking Hiccup teaches to bond with a dragon. Snotlout quickly wipes a tear in relief when he discovers that Hiccup is not dead, showing that he does care for him. Hiccup and Snotlout maintain a sort of rivalry ever afterwards. Snotlout recognizes Hiccup as the leader of the Dragon Academy and follows Hiccup's directions. While he may complain about specific details when not in battle once in a while, on the battlefield he will follow through with Hiccup's orders to the best of his ability. Though at times they work together, they are usually at odds. Hiccup highly dislikes Snotlout's arrogant attitude and stupid decisions, but he tolerates him, and at times the two do come together and accomplish difficult tasks. Still, there is a general feeling of dislike between both Hiccup and Snotlout. In Cast Out Part II, Hiccup acknowledged Snotlout's effort to try to save the Screaming Death's mother from Dagur. Hiccup "suspended the suspension" he earlier put Snotlout on and the two of them finally became friends in the end.

Fishlegs

Hiccup gets along fairly well with Fishlegs throughout the franchise. In the books they are best friends, though they are much, much less close in the movie and series. Fishlegs does not seem to be as mean to Hiccup as the other teens during the first part of the film. He is not insulting or unkind, he just hardly speaks to him. After Hiccup become popular Fishlegs, like the other teens, immediately begins to admire him. Hiccup is often happy to have Fishlegs around as a source of Dragon information. Fishlegs, Hiccup, and Astrid seem to be the more sensible side of the gang. Hiccup often is kind and caring towards Fishlegs who is occasionally overly emotional. Fishlegs and Hiccup do not always get along well though. Often Fishlegs spurts out information in a very unhelpful or annoying way. Hiccup is often openly frustrated with him for doing this. Hiccup has been seen to even be slightly teasing towards Fishlegs when he is stuck in a tree and blames the crash on a flaming squirrel. Most of the time, Hiccup and Fishlegs do get along quite well, but Fishlegs is definitely not as close to Hiccup as Toothless or Astrid.

Ruffnut and Tuffnut

Hiccup has a very basic relationship with the twins. In the beginning of the movie, they joined Snotlout on making fun of him. When Hiccup begins to excel a Dragon training, they become big fans. Ruff even developed a crush on him. When Hiccup sets off to fight the Red Death, they help along with the others. The twins are relieved that Hiccup is alive after the battle. Hiccup does get annoyed by them with their love of fighting and destruction, but that does come in handy when needed. In A View to a Skrill Part II, Hiccup is willing to search all night to find them. He even trusts Tuff enough to gather information on what Alvin and Dagur are planning.

Alvin the Treacherous

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In the series, Alvin clearly has some sort of history with Hiccup's father, and recognizes Hiccup as "Stoick's little embarrassment" and "Stoick's little runt". Hiccup at first outsmarts Alvin into taking him to Dragon Island. It is there that Alvin realizes that Hiccup is a master Dragon trainer. Alvin then begins to try to train Dragons of his own, but he fully realizes that to do so he will need Hiccup. He abducts him several times throughout the franchise. Hiccup is usually sarcastic around Alvin which annoys the Outcast chief considerably. This sarcasm displays an amount of contempt for the bloodthirsty chief. Hiccup and Alvin both clearly underestimate each other. Hiccup was completely fooled by Alvin's plot to lure him to the Isle of Night, and Alvin has many times watched helplessly as the "90-pound boy repeatedly defeats an army of blood-thirsty savages." Alvin is Hiccup's main enemy in the television series, and he is one of the few characters that Hiccup has openly ordered Toothless to finish off. The animosity between the two of them has grown and grown as Hiccup has escaped Alvin and Alvin has nearly destroyed things that Hiccup cares deeply about. Alvin has notably targeted Astrid, and this has served to fuel the fire of the rivalry. Then Alvin discovered he could use Hiccup's love for Toothless to get at him, and this seemed to be the final straw. When Hiccup finally escaped, he and Toothless made a diving attack at Alvin and would have most likely killed him if they had not been downed by bolas. It is rare for Hiccup to be so determined to kill an enemy, but Alvin has given him good reasons to reach such decisions. In Defenders Of Berk, by the time of Cast Out Part I, Alvin claims that he is trying to change and helped Hiccup to defeat Dagur and rescue Stoick from Outcast Island in Cast Out Part II. Hiccup and Alvin become allies at the end of the season.

Mildew

Mildew and Hiccup are certainly not on any sort of good terms in the series. Mildew kicks off their rivalry by
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Mildew and Hiccup vie for Stoick's support

intentionally trying to get rid of the dragons. Mildew highly dislikes Hiccup because Hiccup has changed Berk, and because of this Mildew's animosity towards the Dragons has stretched out to incorporate Hiccup as well. He intentionally makes Hiccup look as bad as possible in the eyes of the villagers and often attacks Hiccup's emotions through cruel guilt trips and accusations. This has lead to Hiccup highly disliking the old man. He never necessarily wishes harm upon the cantankerous old man, but when Mildew does get what is coming to him, Hiccup does seem to slightly enjoy it. Mildew tricks Hiccup into going into an Outcast trap, and this makes Hiccup even more angry with the old man. However, Hiccup does eventually pity Mildew when he sees him imprisoned, and Mildew convinces Hiccup to let him out of an Outcast cell. Hiccup is then fully willing to help the old man, and even tries to get him to bond with the Dragons with some success. Unfortunately, it is all a trick, and Mildew winds up betraying Hiccup once again. Hiccup is unaware of this final betrayal, so he does try and rescue Mildew, but his father tells him that there is no way to help him. Hiccup currently does not necessarily like Mildew's company, but due his ignorance of Mildew's second betrayal, Hiccup has forgiven him. It appears in Worst in Show that Hiccup appears to know of Mildew's betrayal as he probably ordered Ruff and Tuff to send Butt & Head to headbutt Mildew. Hiccup also called Mildew a traitor in Cast Out Part II, further proving this point but in the end, Mildew helped Alvin save Hiccup, Toothless, and Stoick from Dagur and got the Berserkers off. It is possible Mildew has returned to Berk and became an ally.

Dagur the Deranged

Hiccup and Dagur have known each other for a long time, usually meeting with their tribes' treaty signing. Dagur often
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Hiccup and Dagur

acts like a pesky older brother, using Hiccup as a knife throwing target or trying to drown him. Hiccup describes him as a "lunatic kid" and was not happy to learn he was the new Berserker chief. Dagur confronted Hiccup about the Red Death and trained dragon rumors he heard about, only for Hiccup to deny them. The dragon trainers staged a dragon attack to save Barf and Belch, and the Berserkers retreated. Hiccup later met up with Dagur again in The Night and the Fury on Dragon Island. Dagur was happy to see Hiccup alive after the "attack" and kept going on about how he faced a Night Fury. Dagur then decides the two of them will hunt down the Dragon together. He even starts calling Hiccup "brother," which he finds awkward. Dagur points out he and Hiccup are a lot alike: both are born leaders, sons of chiefs, and have fathers that had to be eliminated; the last one Hiccup quickly disagrees with. When Dagur learns that the truth about Berk's dragons, he feels betrayed and attacks Hiccup and Toothless. Hiccup beats Dagur, and he and he others head back to Berk, as they need to be ready when Dagur returns. After being defeated and telling the Berserker armada, Dagur tells them no one is to hurt Hiccup, except him, after he gets his dragon. Throughout the whole season, Dagur has constantly been trying to capture Hiccup and Toothless. Hiccup hated Dagur even more than he did before when he took his father, Stoick as hostage to trade for Toothless. In the end Dagur goes away and may or may not come back again.

Eret

He is a new character appearing in How To Train Your Dragon 2. Hiccup and Eret were initially in conflict as Eret attempted to trap dragons for Drago as opposed to Hiccup's respect for them. However, after Eret saw that he was wrong about Dragons, he helped the Dragon riders return to Berk to face Drago, with Hiccup suggesting that Eret take on Stoick's old Dragon Skullcrusher following Stoick's death so that Skullcrusher will still have a trainer, recognizing that Eret can be trusted.

Drago Bludvist

It is said that Drago Bludvist has an army of Dragons and wants to rule the world, which means that this character will probably be the worst enemy Hiccup will ever meet. They are alike and different in many ways. Like Hiccup he lost his left arm to a Dragon, grew up fearing them but proved to have a talent for controlling them, and also possessed a great deal of mechanical inventive genius (as evidenced by his dragon traps). Unlike Hiccup, his fear transformed not into understanding but an obsessive need to dominate everything around him so he would never feel powerless again, and Dragons were the ideal tool to do this with once he realized he could dominate them with sheer will and intimidation. The comparison goes further with their specific amputations and methods of how they each tame Dragons. Hiccup lost his leg, and his method of taming a Dragon involves calmly and peacefully placing his hand on the Dragon's face. Drago on the other hand lost his arm, and his method involves shouting wildly and stepping cruelly upon on a Dragon's head. in the end Drago was defeated and Hiccup finally got his revenge on his father's true murderer.

Trivia

  • Hiccup writes with his left hand.
  • Hiccup could be ambidextrous as seen on the posters for How to Train Your Dragon 2, Hiccup is seen with his flaming sword, Inferno, in both his right and left hands showing that he can wield it in either hands. Also, his shield alternates between his hands throughout Defenders of Berk.
  • By the sequel, Hiccup is the only Dragon Rider who doesn't wear fur.
  • He is a rather bad liar and seems to be guilted into admitting things easily.
  • Hiccup is the smartest member of Berk Dragon Training Academy.
  • He is the Academy's Strike Class dragons expert.
  • He and Astrid are currently the only dragon riders that are in a relationship.
  • He is the shortest among the others in the first movie but the tallest in the sequel.

Memorable Quotes

Original Film

  • "This is Berk. It's twelve days North of hopeless, and a few degrees South of freezing to death. It's located solidly on the Meridian of Misery. My village. In a word, sturdy. It's been here for seven generations, but every single building is new. We have fishing, hunting, and a charming view of the sunsets. The only problems are the pests. You see most places have mice, or mosquitoes, we have... Dragons."
  • "My name's Hiccup. Great name, I know. But it's not the worst. Parents believe a hideous name will frighten off gnomes and trolls. Like our charming Viking demeanor wouldn't do that."
  • "That's Stoick the Vast, chief of the tribe. They say that when he was a baby, he popped a Dragon's head clean off of its shoulders. Do I believe it? Yes, I do."
  • "Who, me? Nah, come on. I'm waaaay to muscular for their taste. They wouldn't know what to do with all this."
  • "The meathead with attitude and interchangeable hands is Gobber. I've been his apprentice ever since I was little. Well, littler."
  • "Ah, come on. Let me out, please? I need to make my mark!"
  • "Please, two minutes. I'll kill a Dragon. My life will get infinitely better. I might even get a date."
  • "You, sir, are playing a dangerous game! Keeping this much raw... Viking-ness... contained! THERE WILL BE CONSEQUENCES!"
  • "Oh, I hit it! YES, I HIT IT! Did anybody see that?!"
  • "Oh, and there's one more thing you need to know..."
  • "Between you and me, the village could do with a little less feeding, don't you think?"
  • "I really did hit one. He never listens. A-And when he does, there's always this... disappointed scowl, like someone's skimped on the meat in his sandwich."
  • [Imitating Stoick] "Excuse me, barmaid! I'm afraid you've brought me the wrong offspring! I ordered an extra-large boy with beefy arms, extra guts and glory on the side! This here, this is a talking fish-bone!"
  • "Thank you for summing that up."
  • "I'm gonna kill you, Dragon. Then I-I'm gonna cut out your heart and take it to my father. I'm a Viking. I AM A VIKING!"
  • "I've decided I don't want to fight dragons."
  • "Oh, man! I should've gone first! 'Cause I was thinking, you know, we have a surplus of Dragon-fighting Vikings, but do we have enough...Bread-making Vikings? Or small-home-repair Vikings?"
  • "I don't wanna fight Dragons."
  • "You just gestured to all of me."
  • "Toothless? I could've sworn you had... teeth."
  • "Everything we know about you guys is wrong."
  • "OW! Why would you do that?"
  • "Da da-da, we're dead!"
  • "TOOTHLESS! WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU?! BAD DRAGON!"
  • "Toothless, what are you doing? We need her to like us!"
  • "And now the spinning. Thank you for nothing, you useless reptile."
  • "And we've killed thousands of them! They defend themselves, that's all!"
  • "Why couldn't I have killed that Dragon when I found him in the woods? It would've been better, for everyone."
  • "Oh, for the love of... I was a coward. I was weak. I wouldn't kill a Dragon!"
  • "Okay, WHATEVER! I WOULDN'T! Three hundred years, and I'm the first Viking who wouldn't kill a Dragon!"
  • "I wouldn't kill him, because he looked as frightened as I was. I looked at him... and I saw myself."
  • "Hold, Toothless. NOW!!!"
  • "What is it always going to be this way? 'Cause... [Astrid kisses him] ... I could get used to it..."
  • "This is Berk. It snows nine months of the year, and hails the other three. Any food that grows here is tough and tasteless. The people that grow here are even more so. The only upsides are the pets. While other places have ponies, or parrots... we have... Dragons!"

Gift of the Night Fury

  • "Well good morning, Mr. Bossy."
  • "Thank you, Milady."
  • "I think I just started the return migration."
  • "Bad dragon. Very bad dragon. You scared me to death! Don't ever stay away that long again, and what is in your mouth?"
  • "Buddy, thank you. You are amazing!"
  • "That year I gave my best friend a pretty great gift, he gave me a better one."

Riders of Berk (Season 1)

  • "This is Berk. For generations, it was Viking againt Dragon. The battles were ferocious. Then one day, everything changed. I met Toothless. And together, we've shown people here that instead of fighting Dragons, we can ride them, live with them, even train them."
  • "Yep, Dragons. Most people on Berk would say life here is better since we made peace with them. Unfortunately, Dragons are still, well, Dragons."
  • "Most of us here on Berk are willing to take the good with the bad. But there are those who will never accept the Dragons, and will do anything to drive them away."
  • "They don't mean any harm. They're just Dragon being Dragons."
  • "If anyone can control them, I can. I'm the best man for the job."
  • "Ugh! I'm gonna be seeing flaming sheep in my dreams for the next month!"
  • "We can't let that happen! Toothless is the best friend I've ever had."
  • "Dragons can't change who they are. But who would want them to? Dragons are powerful, amazing creatures. And as long as it takes me, I am going to learn everything there is to know about them. Wouldn't you?"
  • "Everybody needs a place in the world. Some people are born to theirs. Some people discover theirs. And some people make a place for themselves. But then the world around them changes, and the place they made is gone."
  • "When the world around you changes, the good men find a way to change with it. And Gobber is one of those good men. In fact, he's one of the best."
  • "Here on Berk, we made peace with the Dragons. We're finally living and working together. And it only took us three hundred years. There's just one problem: We forgot to tell the animals."
  • "He's looked angry since the day I was born, but I'm sure there's no connection."
  • "Winter on Berk is long and brutal. And the only way to survive it is if we are all in it together. We made our peace with the Dragons when we saw that we could trust them. Turns out they actually have instincts to protect us. Life on Berk just got a little warmer."
  • "It's like Toothless is jealous. Which is great, so my first girlfriend is a Dragon."
  • "Communication between Dragon and rider goes both ways. Not only must the Dragon follow the rider's lead, but the rider must listen to the Dragon, as well. Because sometimes, what the Dragon is trying to say is what you really need to hear."
  • "As you fly through life, it's good to know who you can trust, and who you can't. I know I can always count on Toothless. And it's important for him to know that no matter what, he can always count on me."
  • "By the way, it's not really Dragon Conqueror; it's Dragon Trainer!"
  • "And I may not be able to prove what you've done, but I will never forget it."
  • "A Thunderdrum! They say it gets it's power from Thor himself!"
  • "I guess being a Hiccup isn't a bad thing after all."
  • "Yeah well tomorrow you're gonna have to deal with Hicctooth!"
  • "Yeah it's not my snappiest comeback".
  • "What? He started it... when we were five."
  • "Don't worry bud, it's you and me."
  • "You save me; I save you! That's the way it is!"
  • "Everybody has lost something they couldn't live without. Sometimes, to find it again, you have to be willing to do anything-- even look fear right in the eye. Just make sure you don't blink."
  • "I was so little when Mom... you know. I was starting to get afraid that I'd forget her. But now... I love it."
  • "Most people are afraid of things because they don't understand them. For me, it was Dragons. Then one day, that changed, and my greatest fear became my best friend."
  • "Viking are strong, tough, and courageous. But courage is a funny thing. Many are born with it. For some, it's a never-ending struggle, and for others, well, they just don't know enough to be afraid."
  • "Having courage isn't the same as having no fear. It's being afraid and pushing forward anyway, whether than means saving a baby Dragon, protecting those you love, or giving a special someone the butt kicking they so richly deserve."
  • "Vikings have a strong sense of community. It's important for us to be a part of a family, and to celebrate that connection."
  • "Uh, Dad, Gobber, other scary looking Vikings, I'd just like to say, in my own defense, that I cannot control Snotlout or the twins twenty four hours a day."
  • "Well, this is it, Toothless. You're finally gonna see you're not alone. Next stop: the Isle of Night."
  • "But turning Mildew into an Outcast, using him against us? Come on, Alvin. That's low hanging fruit, even for you."
  • "Hang in there bud! I'll get you out."
  • "Toothless! Ha! Are you okay bud? Oh I am so sorry, Toothless; this was all my fault."
  • "A family isn't just something you're born into. It's also the friends who stood with you. The ones who fought by your side. You know you'll be there for them, and they'll be there for you, for the battles that are yet to come."

Defenders of Berk (Season 2)

  • "Of course not. I would never call my father ridiculous. I'm calling my chief ridiculous."
  • "If Alvin learns how to train his Dragons, and he attacks with them, our only chance is to fight back with ours."
  • "But the problem is the safest place for me is on Toothless."
  • "Actually no. This is the part I tell you my dad is wrong."
  • "The first rule of Dragon Flight Club is that there IS no Dragon Flight Club."
  • "Dad, it's me! Please don't chop me."
  • "I just feel really awkward."
  • "And the awkwardness continues..."
  • "That sounds more like a wild yak to me. [Snotlout shows up] Eh, close enough."
  • "We have the Dragons, and we're not afraid to use them."
  • "Rule number one: never forget a Dragon's weakness."
  • "I'm saying I don't think we've seen the last of the Screaming Death."
  • "Wow, you sound just like Alvin!"
  • "Astrid. So predictable."
  • "Well, you know Astrid, training Dragons isn't the only thing I think about."
  • "Well that just instills me with confidence..."
  • "How about I go first, especially since I don't care if I win or not because this is not about winning or losing."
  • "It is not a competition!"
  • "THE SCREAMING DEATH!!!"
  • "Come on, you love shiny things!  Or at least, you used to..."
  • "So, it's getting bigger and smarter; not the greatest combination."
  • "I have to say that the beaches are a bit of a disappointment."
  • "You know what they say. Where there's fire, there's the twins."
  • "While we're gone, try not to take anyone else with you to "eternal paradise"."
  • "How many times has this kid been hit by lightening?!"
  • [The Skrill blasts at Hiccup] "Oh, that one made my hair stand up! We need a plan, and fast."
  • "Snotlout, the five signposts of Valhalla is noting but an old wives' tale."
  • "I don't sound like that! And, p.s., my leg didn't 'fall off'."
  • "Weren't expecting the old metal leg, were you?"
  • "When am I not safe?... Uh, don't answer that!"
  • "What is this guy, like the king of armadas? Does he go anywhere without one?"
  • "You almost got Astrid killed!"
  • "Don't worry, Dad. We're going to get you back, no matter what it takes."
  • [To Alvin] "We're going to bring my father home."
  • [sarcastically] "Oh well. There's that warm, fuzzy feeling I was looking for."
  • "Did not see that coming, did you?"
  • [To Snotlout] "Sometimes reckless... can be courageous."
  • "If the last few days are any indication of what it's like to be chief, I'd just as soon leave that to you."

How to Train Your Dragon 2

  • "This is Berk, the best-kept secret this side of, well, anywhere. Granted, it may not look like much, but this wet heap of rock packs more than a few surprises. Life here is amazing. Just not for the faint of heart. You see, where most folks enjoy hobbies like whittling or needlepoint, we Berkians prefer a little something we like to call... Dragon Racing!"
  • "Now, Dragons used to be a bit of a problem, here, but that was five years ago. Now they've all moved in! And really, why wouldn't they? We have custom stables, all you can eat feeding stations, a full-service Dragon wash, even top of the line fire prevention, if I do say so, myself.
  • "Yep, Berk is pretty much perfect. All of my hard work has paid off. And it's a good thing, too, because with Vikings on the backs of Dragons, the world just got a whole lot bigger."
  • "What do you think bud? You wanna give this another shot? [Toothless gives a look like 'Really? Come on.'] "Toothless, it'll be fine!"
  • "This is amazing!" [about to glide-crash into a sea stack] "No longer amazing! TOOTHLESS!"
  • "Oh, what? You want an apology? Is that why you're pouting, big baby-boo?"
  • [To a pouting Toothless] "Well try this on! *hugs him, tries to wrestle with him* Ohh, you feeling it yet? Huh? Picking up on all of my heartfelt remorse?" 
  • [playing with Toothless] "He's down! Oh, and it's ugly! Dragons and Vikings; enemies again!"
  • [After Toothless licks him] "You know that doesn't wash out!"
  • "So, what should we name it? *Toothless scratches his armpit* "Itchy Armpit it is."
  • "Afternoon, Milady. Where have you been?"
  • "I wake up, the sun is shining, Terrible Terrors are singing on the rooftop, I saunter down to breakfast thinking all is right in the world and I get [imitating Stoick] 'Son, we need to talk.'
  • "First of all, I-I don't sound like that. What--Who is this character? And second, what is that thing you're doing with my shoulders?"
  • "Yeah, that's a very flattering impersonation."
  • "Anyway, he goes: [imitating Stoick] 'You're the pride of Berk, son. And I couldn't be prouder!'." 
  • [To Astrid] "When have I ever done that with my hands?"
  • [To Astrid] "Just hold... still." *laughs* "Very serious." 
  • [Imitating Stoick] '"You're all grown up. And since no chief could ask for a better successor I've decided--"'
  • "I'm not like you. You know exactly who you are, and you've always have. Me? I'm still looking. I'm not my father, and I've never met my mother, so... what does that make me?"
  • "Dad, if Drago is coming for our Dragons, we can't wait around for him to get here. Let's go find him, and change his mind!"
  • "I'm trying to protect our Dragons, and stop a war! How is that irresponsible?!"
  • "Don't worry, bud. I'm not going to let anything happen to you. I promise."
  • "Oh, come on, Dad! Really?!"
  • [To Valka] "HEY! YOU LEFT MY DRAGON BACK THERE! HE CAN'T FLY ON HIS OWN! HE'LL DROWN!!"
  • [To Valka] "Who are you? The Dragon Thief? Uh, Drago Bludvist? Do you even understand what I'm saying?"
  • "Should I... should I know you?"
  • "Uh, h-hold on! Wait just a minute! Come back here! You can't just say something like that, and run off! You're my MOTHER?! I mean what the-- Do you grasp how insane it sounds?! I have questions! Where have you been all this time?! What have you been doing?! They said you were dead! Everyone thinks you've been eaten by--." 
  • "This is where you've been for twenty years?"
  • "You've been rescuing them."
  • "It's not everyday you find out your mother is some kind of crazy, feral, vigilante Dragon lady."
  • [To Valka]' "Well, crazy thing is... I'm actually the one who shot him down. Hey, it's okay, though. He got me back! Right, bud? You couldn't save all of me, could you? You just had to make it even. So... [lifts his metal leg] peg leg!"
  • [To Valka] "It's all well and good to call yourself a Dragon, but can you fly?!"
  • "That sounds... amazing!"
  • "Dad, there's something you need to know."
  • "YEAH, BABY!!"
  • [To Eret]' "Welcome aboard, Dragon rider!"
  • "Well, now you know where I get my dramatic flair!" [About his mother]
  • "Come on Toothless! Let's show them what you got, bud!"
  • [To Toothless; after blowing up a Dragon trap] "WHOO-HOO-HOO! ATTABOY!"
  • "All of this loss, and for what? To become unstoppable? To rule the world?"
  • "Dragons, they are kind, amazing creatures that can bring people together!"
  • [To Toothless being controlled by Drago's Bewilderbeast] "Uhh, what did he just tell you?"
  • "Toothless, come on. What's the matter with you? No, no, no, no. Come on, what are you doing? Knock it off! Stop! Snap out of it! Toothless, no! TOOTHLESS! DON'T!! STOOOOP!!!"
  • [To Toothless, after he forced to kill Stoick] "No! Get away from him! Go on, get out of here! Get away!"
  • "I'm sorry, Dad. I'm not the chief that you wanted me to be, and I'm not the peacekeeper I thought I was. I don't know..."
  • "I was so afraid of becoming my dad, mostly because I thought I never could. How do you become someone that great, that brave, that selfless? I guess you could only try. A chief protects his own. We're going back."
  • [To Astrid] "They're babies! They don't listen to anyone!"
  • [To Gobber] "Well, it's a good thing that I never listen!"
  • "We get Toothless back, then we kick Drago's-- and that thing..."
  • "Toothless? Hey it’s me bud, I’m right here. Come back to me. Hey it wasn’t your fault, bud. They... made you do it. You would never hurt him, you would never hurt me! Please, you.. are my best friend... My best friend..."
  • "We can do this. You and me. As one.
  • [The Bewilderbeast's tail comes falling towards Hiccup] "Not again. TOOTHLESS! IT'S NOW OR NEVER!!"
  • "COME ON, BUD! HOLD ON!!..."
  • [To Drago] "Now do you get it? This is what it is to earn a dragon's loyalty!"
  • [To Drago] "Let this end now!"
  • "The Alpha protects them all."
  • "You never cease to amaze me, bud. Thank you."
  • "Come here, you." [kisses Astrid]
  • "This is Berk. A bit trampled and busted and covered in ice, but it's home. It's our home. Those who attack us, are relentless, and crazy. But those who stop them? Oh, even more so! We may be small in numbers, but we stand for something bigger than anything the world can pit against us. We are the voice of peace, and bit by bit, we will change this world. You see, we have something they don't. Oh, sure, they have armies, and they have armadas. But we... we have... OUR DRAGONS!"

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