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Scuttleclaws are rambunctious and hyperactive dragons, which is why they are so darn difficult to control in flight, but they're still very cute. [src]
  — Fishlegs  

The Scuttleclaw is a Sharp Class dragon that first appeared in How to Train Your Dragon 2.

Official Description

A hyperactive powerhouse of the Sharp Class. It's extremely difficult to control, but it's a hard worker when it put its mind to it.
The Scuttleclaw is a hyperactive terror in battle, moving almost too quickly for opponents to see.
  Dragons: Rise of Berk  
As you may know, the Bewilderbeasts are very powerful dragons that take control over all dragons...Did I say all dragons? I meant to say all dragons except for one...THE SCUTTLECLAW!
You might be fooled, but underneath all that cuteness, are little trouble-makers, waiting to cause more mischief. The Scuttleclaw’s behavior does not sit well with the Bewilderbeast, and with lots of rage and anger, the Bewilderbeast capture the playful Scuttleclaws. After being trapped in the Dragon Den under the Alpha's watchful eye for a couple days, the Scuttleclaws found a way to escape and found their way into the School of Dragons!
We believe that having the Scuttleclaws join us on campus will teach them how to obey and respect other people, even though their cuteness might fool you. Since you all are experienced, brave Vikings, here is your chance to train and grow your own Scuttleclaw to make them into the dragons they deserve to be!
So make your way to Johann’s Trading Post where you’ll find all new FRESH Scuttleclaw eggs, ready to be hatched and trained!
  School of Dragons  


Physical Appearance

Egg

Scuttleclaw Egg

Scuttleclaw eggs are spherical (in Rise of Berk) or oval (in School of Dragons), with an obvious scale pattern. Most eggs are a blend of two colors, one dominating the top, and the other, the base.

Hatchling to Adult

It resembles a cross between a Deadly Nadder and a Hideous Zippleback. Its head is similar to a Zippleback's, and its body, legs, and feet are reminiscent of a Nadder's. It has spines like those of a Zippleback too and has a long tail. Scuttleclaws come in a large variety of colors (green, purple, reddish-brown, yellow, etc.).They also have a horn on their nose.

Titan Wing

Titan Wing Scuttleclaw

These Titans have dark green bodies and brown spots all over their wings. They look more ferocious and have larger, longer dark orange spines on their back. Their face is brown and has more bumps and a larger nasal horn. With broad feet and sharp claws, the Scuttleclaw Titans resemble Deadly Nadders. In School of Dragons, they are light green, with dark red spikes and bumps.

Abilities

Strength and Stamina

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Even for infants, Scuttleclaws have proven to be quite strong dragons. They were able to carry heavy Vikings such as Gobber and Fishlegs. Also, these infants can fly for a very long distance from their home all the way to Berk, carrying heavy Riders and like to show off their stamina.

Fire Type

Scuttleclaw fire in SoD

Scuttleclaws have a yellowish green ball-shaped fire, which is, so far, only seen in a promotional video. According to School of Dragons, Scuttleclaw fire is based on copper. However, in this game, it is light green in color, and it comes out in streams, similar to a Changewing's acid.

Speed and Agility

In Rise of Berk, Scuttleclaws are also described to be incredibly fast dragons which move too quickly for opponents to see. They have proven to be quite fast and maneuverable while caring the Dragon Riders.

Bite Strength

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They show to have a strong bite, as one of the babies were biting Toothless' tail. Also, when they have grown up into adults, their teeth get bigger, meaning that the adults' bite could be stronger than the babies'.

Behavior and Personality

Tuffnut: "We can't fly these things!"
Hiccup: "They're babies! They don't listen to anyone!"[src]
   

So far, only baby Scuttleclaws have been seen. As infants, they are mischievous and playful, and listen to no one. Not even a Bewilderbeast can put them under command. According to Rise of Berk, Scuttleclaws are active and playful with seemingly unlimited energy. It is described to be a 'hyperactive powerhouse'. This trait could be, rather eccentrically, one of few countermeasures effective to resist to the kings' dragon controlling. They also enjoy playing with Toothless, though the feeling isn't mutual, as Toothless felt uncomfortable around them.

Scuttleclaws often scatter when they are roared at by larger dragons, such as Cloudjumper.

Appearances

How to Train Your Dragon 2

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The first appearance of Scuttleclaws was in Valka's Mountain. They playfully greeted Hiccup, Toothless and Valka remarked that they 'listen to no one'. The baby Scuttleclaws then proceeded to disturb Valka's Bewilderbeast after Cloudjumper scared them away. Later, when Hiccup prepared to leave the Mountain, several babies were seen nipping Toothless' ears and tails. After that, the Riders rode the baby Scuttleclaws back to Berk when all their dragons were under control as they were only dragons remaining in the Mountain.

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

Scuttleclaws are set to appear as at least background dragons in the third film installment.

Games

Dragons: Rise of Berk

Adult Scuttleclaws were first seen in this game, along with the Titan Wing form.


School of Dragons

Scuttleclaws also became available in this game.


Trivia

  • The Scuttleclaw resembles a mix between a Hideous Zippleback and Deadly Nadder, with the personality of a Terrible Terror.
  • Scuttleclaw babies seem to bite a lot, or just nibble when playing around with things, people or other dragons. This was demonstrated with Toothless when a yellow Scuttleclaw was biting his tail. It is most likely a result of the babies teething, much like human babies.
  • According to School of Dragons, all Scuttleclaws, even the adults, don't listen to the Bewilderbeast. This may or may not be true.
  • The Scuttleclaw is the only dragon whose pupils are always round.
  • Despite being a Sharp Class dragon, the Scuttleclaw doesn't possess many traits of one.

References

Scuttleclaw uses Creative Commons Licensed content from the Rise of Berk Wiki page Scuttleclaw. The list of authors can be found on the page revision history (view authors). ROBWiki Logo
Scuttleclaw uses Creative Commons Licensed content from the Dreamworks School of Dragons Wiki page Scuttleclaw. The list of authors can be found on the page revision history (view authors). SODWikiLogo

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