|“||Raptortongues are most peculiar. They look like perfectly normal dragons that have been accidentally stepped on by a giant and squashed as flat as a pancake. They are often used by Vikings to spy on enemy tribes, because they can fly low and swift and silent without anyone realizing they are there.||”|
|— How to Ride a Dragon's Storm|
The Raptortongue is a species of dragon first seen in How to Ride a Dragon's Storm. Raptortongues are Mountain Dragons primarily inhabiting the Gorge of the Thunderbolt of Thor and the Murderous Mountains.
Raptortongues have a flattened body with a pair of wings somewhat reminiscent of a manta ray's 'wings'. Depictions of them show a brown body color or brown and green.
Other than the standard fire breath, Raptortongues are one of only two dragons able to flatten themselves completely, the other being the Riproarer. Their general appearance is rather flat anyway, but they can flatten further and even fit under a closed door.
Though a bit wild, they are trained by Vikings as Spy Dragons, due to their ability to flatten themselves.
Hiccup, Fishlegs, and Camicazi are captured by Raptortongues during the Inter-Tribal Swimming Race, then delivered to Norbert the Nutjob's ship The American Dream 2. They are Madguts the Murderous' secret weapons, as suggested by the fact they are found in Murderous Mountains.
Raptortongues are also mentioned in How to Break a Dragon's Heart, when Humongously Hotshot the Hero slips quietly past them in the Gorge of the Thunderbolt of Thor into Uglithug lands to kidnap Princess Tantrum.
This reference book depicts and describes the Raptortongue.
- Raptortongues in the Hero's Guide to Deadly Dragons on the Official How to Train Your Dragon Books Website.