Seagulls are birds seen occasionally in the How to Train Your Dragon Franchise.
Seagulls, also simply called Gulls, are marine birds belonging to the Family Laridae. They are often a combination of grey and white with some black, depending on the species. Seagulls are found worldwide, even in Antarctica. Most live in coastal areas, but some species will move inland. They also migrate great distances. Gulls are very opportunistic feeders and can eat many things other than the typical fish. They even frequent landfills.
In the Franchise, Seagulls don't have a function, except, perhaps, as a nuisance.
In reality, this holds true as well. However, historic Vikings were known to eat a variety of sea birds and their eggs, which may have included seagulls.
In "Dragon Eye of the Beholder, Part 1" when Hiccup and Toothless land on The Reaper, they look at a cage. Hiccup assures Toothless that the cage is empty and has nothing to fear. In the same moment, a seagull flies out and Hiccup states "Okay, now it's an empty cage."
In this game, the player chooses either Hiccup or Astrid as a character to play. If Astrid is chosen, at one point in the story line, Froglegs will seek her out for help. A seagull stole his armor patterns and he needs help getting them back.
|“||Hey, Astrid! Piglegs says you want armor patterns. Some seagull just flew off with mine. Help me find it, and I'll give you a copy.||”|
|— Froglegs to Astrid|
Seagulls do not appear in the actual game, but a comment - "Dodging seagull droppings"- appears during the loading screens of the game.
On Hiccup's interactive map, there is a drawing of a seagull and its nest with eggs.
- The Terrible Terrors were purposely designed to share the typical mannerisms and behavior of seagulls.