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Meatlug and Fishlegs Ingerman
Vital Statistics
Name Meatlug
Race Dragon
Gender Female (Mistaken to be Male)
Dragon(s) Gronckle
Trainer Fishlegs Ingerman
Friends/Allies Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III Toothless
Astrid Hofferson Stormfly
Snotlout Jorgenson Hookfang
Ruffnut and Tuffnut Thorston Barf and Belch
Faction Hairy Hooligans
Status Alive
Out-of-Universe Information
First Appearence How to Train Your Dragon
Last Appearence Dawn of the Dragon Racers

Meatlug is FishlegsGronckle from the film. In the film she was kept for Dragon Training and unnamed. She's partly based on both Horrorcow and Seaslug.


According to Fishlegs, Meatlug is 14 feet long, has an 18 foot wingspan, and weighs 5,724 pounds. She's dark brown in the film, but a lighter brown.[1] She's also covered in small purple spots. Meatlug's height is about the same as Gobber's but standing on her hind legs she is much taller as seen in the episode animal house.

In How To Train Your Dragon

Meatlug is the first dragon the teens are forced to battle during the Dragon training lessons. She downs all of them except for Astrid and nearly kills Hiccup. She notably does not even contemplate sparing him, but Gobber yanks her away just in time to save Hiccup. The teens continue to train against her throughout the film, and Hiccup's tactics he has learned from watching Toothless work very well with her. At the film's climax, Hiccup taught his classmates how to ride the dragons before they flew off to rescue their tribe from the Red Death. Meatlug was ridden by Fishlegs. She fights in the battle, but gets discombobulated by the noise of the Viking shields. She spins out of control and lands on Fishlegs. That ends her part in the battle. She is seen again at the end of the film being ridden by Fishlegs. She and her rider race off after Hiccup as the new era of Berk begins.

In Gift of the Night Fury

In Gift of the Night Fury, it is revealed Fishlegs named his Gronckle Meatlug, and Berk is preparing to celebrate Snoggletog for the first time with their dragons when suddenly the dragons all leave.

Fishlegs is revealed to have chained up Meatlug, preventing her from leaving until Hiccup accidentally releases the Gronckle and she flies off with him. After the takeoff, Hiccup yells, "Meatlug?!", in surprise that Meatlug had not left. Meatlug did not acknowledge Hiccup until he yelled by taking her eyes off the sky in front of her to look at Hiccup in equal shock for a second before returning to flying. Inside the barn where Fishlegs kept Meatlug, he, Astrid, Snotlout, Ruffnut and Tuffnut discover that Meatlug is a she when they found her eggs in the hay. Until that point, the Vikings had thought that Meatlug was male, although apparently having noticed some behaviors more in line with female dragons, Fishlegs comments that "actually explains a few things".

Meanwhile Meatlug, with Hiccup on her back, flies to an island filled with dragons and their newly-hatched babies. There, Hiccup realizes this is where all the dragons come to lay their eggs. Hiccup manages to return all the dragons and their babies to Berk, where Meatlug immediately goes to feed her hatchlings which she left at the barn and is tackled by a happy Fishlegs. Meatlug presumably partakes in Snoggletog with her rider as Fishlegs is holding two of her babies.

In Dreamworks Dragons

In the TV series, Fishlegs and Meatlug establish a very endearing relationship, very similar in strength to Hiccup and Toothless' relationship.

Riders of Berk

Side-by-side, they express that they really care for each other and both appear to be extremely heartbroken when they had to leave each other.[2]

Fishlegs tells a story to Meatlug, which involved Meatlug to fart an awful smell which Fishlegs quotes as: "Smells like rose petals." But despite his words he keels over and passes out from the terrible stench.[3]

Fishlegs has developed a series of hand signals to give Meatlug instructions without needing to speak. Meatlug and the other dragons were able to scare off the Berserkers.[4]

Meatlug then found a stone of good fortune, which was actually a Changewing egg. She then helped Fishlegs confront Snotlout and found the egg he took from the changewings.[5]

Meatlug then helped the other dragons rescue Hiccup and Toothless from Alvin and his Outcasts.[6]

Defenders of Berk

Meatlug, when she and Fishlegs were dismissed from finding an Outcast ship because they were slow, Meatlug ingested a large amount of rocks, which allow her to create a lava pool that when dried up was stronger and lighter than iron, dubbed Gronckle Iron by Gobber. After she ran out, Fishlegs and Gobber gave her different rocks, accidentally giving her a magnet making her skin magnetic. Meatlug became frightened and ran out of the village after attracting different metal objects, including Hiccup's metal leg, and discovering the Outcast ship, Fishlegs and Hiccup used her magnetism to disarm the Outcast ship, sinking it in the process.[7]

Meatlug then went with Fishlegs and Stormfly to assist Hiccup, Astrid and Toothless in fighting off the Flightmare during Aurvandil's Fire.[8]

Meatlug felt neglected when Fishlegs spent time training with Iggy. During the competition, Meatlug found Alvin and the others spying on the teens. She was captured and used as a hostage. The Terrors were used to save her, and she was finally playing with Fishlegs after being rescued.[9]

Meatlug and fishlegs were then able to rally the wild Gronkles of Dragon Island to defend their home against the Screaming Death.[10]

Meatlug then helped Fishlegs and Hiccup examine the Frozen Skrill that was found by the Berserkers. Meatlug and Toothless then tried to keep the Skrill at the Academy but escaped. Meatlug then held off the Berserkers while Hiccup took on the Skrill. After the Skrill and the twin dissapeared, Meatlug and Fishlegs then searched for them with little success.[11]

Meatlug then assisted Hiccup and the other riders in cleaning up Mildew cabbage field. When Stormfly and Hookfang started to act weird, Meatlug assisted Fishlegs in finding the cause, which was Dragon Root. After Stormfly cut it loose, Meatlug flew it out to sea.[12]

In Dawn of the Dragon Racers

Meatlug then assisted the other dragons and their riders in catching Silent Sven's sheep. She then assisted Fishlegs in building his ship for the Regatta. However, she became sea sick and sank the ship. She and Fishlegs then helped Hiccup and Toothless in winning the first Dragon Race by finding the real black sheep.

Sometime later, she and Fishlegs then had the Ingerman family crest for their face paint for the dragon races.

In How To Train Your Dragon 2

Five years after the first film, Meatlug and Fishlegs participated in Dragon Racing. She got in time to captured the black sheep before Astrid and Stormfly but being behest gave it to Ruffnut. She and the other dragons then helped Astrid in finding Drago Bludvist but were captured by his men. After Eret helped them escape, Meatlug then helped Hiccup's mother Valka in fighting Drago. However, After Drago's Bewilderbeast defeated hers, Meatlug and the others then followed its call. However, Meatlug and the other dragons were then freed when Toothless challenged the Bewilderbeast and became the new Alpha dragon. Meatlug was then reunited with Fishlegs and they resumed their participation in the dragon races.


Fishlegs Ingerman

Being her rider, Fishlegs and Meatlug are shown to be extremely close, to the point that their relationship is slightly odd; Fishlegs often refers to himself as Meatlug's 'Daddy'. Meatlug has been known to lick Fishlegs' feet before going to bed[13], and Fishlegs sings her songs[5] and tells her stories about 'Princess Meatlug'.[3] Meatlug is extremely affectionate and loving towards Fishlegs, and had saved him several times. They have similar personalities, and have shown to hate being apart from one another. Meatlug always knows when to comfort Fishlegs, though this is not always two-sided.

Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III

Hiccup first met Meatlug in the arena, where she tried to kill him, but was fortunately stopped by Gobber the Belch. She was later outsmarted by Hiccup, because he used Dragon nip on her.[14] Later, he helped Fishlegs train her. Hiccup briefly rode Meatlug by accident, resulting in him landing on the Dragon Rookery.[15] Meatlug 'hugged' and licked him.[16] Hiccup's metal leg briefly became stuck to Meatlug when she became magnetized as he was trying to calm her down from her panic, resulting in him spending some time dangling from Meatlug until Fishlegs and Toothless were able to get her to expel the magnetic rocks.[7]


Though their relationship has never been truly shown, it can be assumed they are on friendly terms. Toothless was shown to comfort Meatlug[9], assisted her in keeping the Frozen Skrill from escaping[11], and she even helped him to be captured from having the Eel Pox[16] to get the cure from their riders. Their relationship could be the same as their riders.

Astrid Hofferson

Though they are not very close to one another, Meatlug did gave Astrid a ride when she saved her from Drago's Traps.[17]

Gobber the Belch

She has shown at first to be like other dragons to be aggressive. She was going to try to kill Hiccup, but she was interrupted by Gobber to be pulled back to her cage. She has shown later to like him when he became more of a friend to Fishlegs. Later she was sick from eating too many rocks and she was helped by Gobber by tickling her with a feather. After that, she with Fishlegs and Gobber created Gronckle Iron. Later she was fed different types of rocks only to make her a magnet. Later, when they caught her, Gobber tickled her again to spit out the magnetic rock. For thanks, Gobber made her a pair of earrings as a gift for producing Gronckle Iron.[7] It can also be assumed that they are on good terms.


She shown to get a bit of bullying from Hookfang as she was frighted from his shadow from the episode of Dragon We Trust. But she has protected him from the Fireworms when he ran out of hot shots. She even got hit a few times from showing no concern for him at all as getting hit from his wing when he flew in the Dragon Training Academy and use his tail whip on her to get the sheep from her rider in the second film. She even try to protect Hookfang from Speed Stingers when he was already Stung by Speed Stingers.


Meatlug mellowed the most after the events in the movie. She is very kind and loving. Meatlug is also motherly, as she even plays with the younger kids on Berk, as seen on Gift of the Night Fury. She also comforts Fishlegs when he's down. Meatlug can also be hostile to enemies[9]. She cares about Fishlegs very much, and is usually by his side. Meatlug has shown multiple times to be very loyal to Fishlegs. They have a very sweet, though slightly weird relationship. They also understand each other very well. In fact after Hiccup and Toothless they have the strongest bond. Like most dragons and their riders, they have a similar personality. They both show that they can be very afraid of things, but both will try to get over their fear to face it. She saved Fishlegs on numerous occasions and stood by him when he needed her, which was shown in the cave. She is shown to be protective of Fishlegs, which was proven when she protected Fishlegs from the Speed Stingers. She was visibly worried about Fishlegs when he got close to Gobber's traps.[12] Meatlug is also smart in her own way. She even shown to have more bit of dog like personality such as when she gets upset she starts to whine adorably. She also doesn't like being alone.

Abilities and Skills

Thanks to her training with Fishlegs, Meatlug's skills have risen above the ordinary level of those of a regular wild Gronckle.

Fire: Like all Gronckles, Meatlug eats rocks in order to breath fire in the form of balls made of molten lava. However, a hidden ability of her is that the type of lava she producers, depends on what type of minerals she ate. This was how Fishlegs and Gobber discovered Gronckle Iron.[7]

Fighting Skills: She learn some powerful skills from her rider that came in handy to defeat her enemies.

  • Gas, & Tail-Bludgeon: She'll wait for an enemy to get close enough, then passes gas right in their face to stun them, then use her tail to finish them off.[18]
  • Stop, Drop, & Hover: She flies up in the air with her rider, then falls down with great speed. But this actually is a rescue skill.[9]
  • Gale Force Gronckle: Meatlug will start spinning at a very high speed using her head and clubbed tail to attack. It's shown to be so powerful, that it can knock a fully grown Typhoomerang out of the air.[16]

Intelligence and Communication Skills: She is shown to understand Fishlegs and humans in general quite well. She usually knows when Fishlegs needs company or comfort (Though this isn't always two-sided) and can understand hand signals, such as when Fishlegs saved Ruffnut and Tuffnut from a breaking tree branch.[4] She also figured out quickly Toothless had eaten an eel.[16] Meatlug has been trained to understand Fishleg's hand gestures as commands, she has also learned how to recognize her rider's dragon call that acts as a beckon in case she and Fishlegs get separated.[4]

Gas: When trapped in the Screaming Death's mouth, Meatlug released gas by farting. The Screaming Death immediately let the Gronckle go in disgust and surprise.[19]

Endurance and Stamina: Her skin is made mostly of rock like body armor making her an endurable opponent.[1] She can be hit in the face by Alvin the Treacherous, and still able to stand to try to hold her ground.[9] Her stamina has shown to be about one day long, before she dropped on the ground, exhausted.[11]

Senses: Meatlug has shown to have an amazing sense of smell. She was able to find Fishlegs under his bed, detect hostile Vikings such as Alvin the Treacherous, Savage, and Mildew,[9] find Dragon Root, and also managed to finds a Changewing egg that was buried in the sand.

Brute Strength and Strength: Meatlug with her heavy weight rider able to pin down some dragons, able to use on Toothless and Hookfang.[16] She has shown to be able to lift heavy riders as shown in the second film she able to hold 19yr old Fishlegs and 20yr old Astrid with no struggle.[17] She even was shown to be bit stronger as she was being train by Snotlout to enchance her strength by smashing to large boulder as it too several times for her to crush it to bits.

Fire types

Meatlug's fire disposal comes in 3 different forms ( 4 technically)

Lava blast- The first form of her rock disposal is a "lava blast", which is really a molten rock melted in the Gronkle's stomach that is spat out.

Twin lava- in the httyd game, a gronkle's level 2 fire fires 2 blasts of lava that lock on the opponent with very very rare failure, unknown what the move is called in general, It might have been called twin lava.

Lava burp- level 3 fire of the Gronkle is called the lava burp, the gronkle spits/burps a ball of condensed, heated rock that burns the opponent before exploding into 3 balls of fire with common failure,

Lava burst- it's the same fire as the lava blast, just fired at very high speeds.


  • Meatlug and Fishlegs have a very close relationship; one example of this is that Meatlug licks Fishlegs' feet before he goes to bed. Possibly just as close as Hiccup and Toothless
  • According to Fishlegs, Meatlug's favorite food is granite.[6]
  • Meatlug likes to play Toss the Sheep with Fishlegs.[9]
  • In the film and in The Gift of The Night Fury, Meatlug's wings beat like a hummingbird where you can't see the individual beats. In the series, you can easily see each beat of the wing.
  • In the sequel, Meatlug's coloring is the same as in the series, not the first movie.
  • Meatlug has shown to be able to walk on her hind legs and can stand up for the entire night just like Toothless, but prefers walking on all fours.
  • Fishlegs mentioned Meatlug had a cousin, who was killed during the Dragon Training in the Arena.[13]
  • Meatlug is incorrectly thought to be a male and her gender is revealed when the twins find her eggs.[15]
  • She has the ability to create Gronkle Iron.[7]
  • Meatlug's wings are actually shorter than her body length.


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  1. Logo2 Riders of Berk – "Heather Report Part I"
    Logo2 Riders of Berk – "Heather Report Part II"
  2. Logo2 Riders of Berk – "In Dragons We Trust"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Logo2 Riders of Berk – "Dragon Flower"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Logo2 Riders of Berk – "Twinsanity"
  5. 5.0 5.1 Logo2 Riders of Berk – "Gem of a Different Color"
  6. 6.0 6.1 Logo2 Riders of Berk – "We Are Family Part I"
    Logo2 Riders of Berk – "We Are Family Part II"
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 DOBlogo Defenders of Berk – "The Iron Gronckle"
  8. DOBlogo Defenders of Berk – "Fright of Passage"
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 DOBlogo Defenders of Berk – "Worst in Show"
  10. DOBlogo Defenders of Berk – "Appetite for Destruction"
  11. 11.0 11.1 DOBlogo Defenders of Berk – "A View to a Skrill Part I"
    DOBlogo Defenders of Berk – "A View to a Skrill Part II"
  12. 12.0 12.1 DOBlogo Defenders of Berk – "A Tale of Two Dragons"
  13. 13.0 13.1 Logo2 Riders of Berk – "How to Start a Dragon Academy"
  14. How to Train Your Dragon
  15. 15.0 15.1 Gift of the Night Fury
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 16.4 DOBlogo Defenders of Berk – "The Eel Effect"
  17. 17.0 17.1 How to Train Your Dragon 2
  18. DOBlogo Defenders of Berk – "Tunnel Vision"
  19. DOBlogo Defenders of Berk – "Cast Out Part I"
    DOBlogo Defenders of Berk – "Cast Out Part II"

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