Spitelout Jorgenson is a Viking in the film adaptation of How to Train Your Dragon. In the movie, he is named only during the credits. He is Snotlout's father and appears to be second-in-command of the tribe. He is often seen with Stoick the Vast in battle and at Viking meetings.
Spitelout is first seen during the dragon raid at the beginning of the film. He is next seen when the adult Vikings discuss Stoick's suggestion to find the dragon's nest. He, along with others, sets sail for Helheim's Gate. They return sometime after, not having found the nest.
Spitelout is present for Hiccup's final exam, and helps Stoick to restrain Toothless. He is among the Vikings who force Toothless to lead them to the dragon nest. When the Red Death attacks, Spitelout is instructed by Stoick to lead everyone to the other side of the island while Stoick keeps the monstrous dragon busy. He witnesses Hiccup and Toothless defeating the Red Death, and is one of the many who greet Hiccup when he awakens, if one looks closely, he is seen with a Terrible Terror on his shoulder during the ending of the film, suggesting it is his dragon.
It was revealed that Spitelout is Snotlout's father. Spitelout displays a highly conditional and narcissistic form of parental love towards Snotlout, taking great pride in his son's accomplishments, but turning on him in a very fearsome and unforgiving way when confronted with the possibility of him failing, as well as a general lack of empathy towards his son's emotional state in times of stress. This attitude goes a long way in explaining Snotlout's own lack of empathy, as well as his posturing, vainglorious bragging, and persistent denial of his flaws. It is possible that Spitelout had the same upbringing, which could explain the treatment he gives Snotlout. Given that possibility it is likely that Spitelout does in fact care about Snotlout, but is not sure how to show it.
Spitelout is seen putting a lot of pressure on his son, making Snotlout absolutely terrified of losing the Thawfest games and face his father. Spitelout is also revealed to be in the Jorgenson clan, (this means that if he is Stoick's brother, he is likely his half brother) and he said that his family had never lost a Thawfest game before, suggesting that maybe he used to win every year in the Thawfest games when he was young.
Spitelout then appeared when he and the other villagers were forming a defensive line in the village against the invading Whispering Deaths. Later, Spitelout was cornered by a Whispering Death, but Gobber managed to come to his aid impeccably.
Spitelout then entered a contest a the port and then asked Snotlout for his spare bludgeon. He then callously suggests Snotlout get a new dragon to replace the ailing Hookfang. His motto is also said to be "Rest is for the weak." However, later in the episode Snotlout acknowledges that despite his respect for his father, the man knows nothing about dragons and Snotlout will just ignore any dragon-related advice from him in the future.
Three years after the war with Berserkers, Spitelout was a member of Berk's Council and was against allowing Hiccup and the riders to explore beyond the archipelago boundaries. He urged them to focus on capturing Dagur to ensure the continued peace on Berk.
Following Dagur's attack on Berk, Spitelout then joined the Dragon Riders' Auxilary. He trained at the Academy under Astrid Hofferson and was given a Deadly Nadder named Kingstail. Spitelout then rode Kingstail and together were able to assist Hiccup, Stoick and other riders in fighting Dagur away from Dragon's Edge.
Spitelout then gave Snotlout the task of taking the Jorgenson Ceremonial Axe to the Island of Friga for wedding between the Houses Jorgenson and the Hofferson. However, the wedding fell apart and Spitelout thanked Snotlout for not delivering the axe on time. He and Kingstail then returned the 400 boars.
During their fight with the Skrill, Spitelout then took a lightning strike to his head, crashed and ended up speaking in gibberish. He then went with his son and the other riders to track down the Skrill.
Spitelout then went to an island to build a secret cache of emergency supplies in the event of an attack on Berk. However, he forget to check the island for any wild dragons. For over a month, Spitelout and Kingstail fought against the wild dragon, a Singetail. However, he was convinced by Stoick, Hiccup, and his Snotlout to abandon the island to the Singetails.
Snotlout was then able to rebuild the storehouse on the island after it had been abandoned by the Singetails. He was then honored with a small ceremony for building it for the tribe. He then encouraged his son to take an more active role to make himself leader of the dragon riders.
Spitelout is seen during the dragon race, wearing a displeased look on his face. Stoick slaps him on the back while he cheers Astrid on. He also made another appearance when he comes out of his house to see all of Berk's dragons rallying behind Drago's Bewilderbeast, and he listens to Drago announcing Stoick's death with the look of shock in his face.
Riders of Berk comic
Spitelout was also part of the raiding party sent by Stoick to assist Hiccup's dragon riders in rescuing Stormfly from Northlander trader Arngrim Dammen's Dragon Auction at his camp near Balder Bay and the Ice Needles.
Spitelout is mentioned by Snotlout in the Quest "Meet the Hairy Hooligan Clans". The player is asked to visit the Dragon Riders and learn about each of their respective clans, or familial houses.
A Farm Job indicates that "Spitelout enjoys having black bean chili for dinner", garnished with Puffin feathers.
Spitelout has shown that he does care for his dragon and they appear to work very well together despite having only known each other for a short time. According to Rise of Berk Kingstail shoots first and asks questions later, just like Spitelout. Spitelout also apologized for hurting Kingstails feelings when he referred to another dragon as a "sparky lizard" but quickly added "no offense to you of course." Overall it seems that Spitelout and Kingstail are close and make a great team.
He loves his son very much but is often overly tough on him though this is only because he wants to make the best out of him. When it comes to competitive games like those of the Thawfest he is very eager to make sure his son does not loose any games and when he sees his son losing he becomes very angry and forces his son to try harder, he even made his son very upset by telling him that he wouldn't be a Jorgenson if he lost the game. However, after he won the game in the race he was very proud of his son.
Spitelout does indeed care about his son. But he can be harsh on Snotlout. When Spitlout built a storehouse (Not Lout), the whole town was happy. Afterward, Snotlout went to his father and and was happy. Snotlout said something along the lines of,"we are the best!" Spitelout then told Snotlout, that he had done nothing and it was all him. Snotlout was hurt, but he still listens to his father, and thinks he is always right.
Spitelout shows to be tough on Snotlout's dragon as he wanted his son dragon to make sure to win the games and he was pretty harsh when his dragon he was very close to death as he can easily be replace like sword. Soon few years later they seemed to be better relationship as Hookfang was able to make Spitelout ride on him for battles.
Abilities and Skills
Spitelout has won many Thawfest games proving to himself and others that he is one of the best Vikings.
Endurance and Stamina: Like his son, Spitelout was able to survive the lightning blast of a Skrill. However, he spoke gibberish following the Skrill's attack, just like Snotlout. As demonstrated numerous times, Spitelout has a very thick skull that can withstand bludgeons. His stamina is very high given that he was able to take out multiple dragon hunters on his own even after having been struck by lightning from a Skrill.
Dragon Training and Riding: He shown to be a capable dragon rider, albeit after a lot of practice. He rides his Deadly Nadder, Kingtail, without any issues. Before training with Astrid it was shown that he and Kingstail did not have a very good aim with Kingstails spines and fire, however, this seems to have improved greatly.
Strength and Fighting Ability: He is shown to have a high level of strength, being able to lift two wild boars, one on each of his arms without any signs of struggle. He is second in command to Stoick and he has shown to be great fighter despite his tendency to act without thinking.
- "Get inside!"
- ―during the dragon raid
- "Hoist the torches!"
- ―during the dragon raid
- "I'm with you, Stoick."
- ―during the meeting before setting sail for their first mission.
- "We've done it!"
- ―when the dragons fly out of the opening recently made by the catapults.
- "Right, everybody to the far side of the island."
- ―when Stoick tells him to lead the Vikings to the far side of the island.
Dragons: Riders of Berk
- "Faster, Snotlout! You have to push yourself!"
- "Snotlout, Snotlout, OI! OI! OI!"
- "What are we!?" (Snotlout: "Killers!") "What d'we do!?" (Snotlout: "We kill!") "What d'we say!?""
- "That's my boy!"
- "Ha ha! Why don't you just give us the medal now, Stoick? Save your boy the embarrassment!?"
- "Snotlout! Get that dragon under control!"
- "Did you ever hear the story of when I nearly lost the Thawfest Games?" (Snotlout: "No, I never did.") "That's right - Because it never happened! No Jorgenson has ever even come close to losing the Thawfest Games. Don't you be the first.""
Dragons: Defenders of Berk
- "Snotlout! Have you seen my spare bludgeon? I could have sworn I left it here."
- "Yeah, I'll have to get back to the port, we're havin' a contest to see whose skull is strongest! Ha ha!"
- "Troubles with the lizard, son?"
- "You know what I say about rest? Rest is for the weak!"
- "(After seeing Hookfang ill) "You know, boy-o, as Viking warriors—If our swords are not cutting properly . . . We sharpen them. But, if our sword cannot be sharpened any longer . . . (He breaks the sword in half) . . . We get a new sword . . . Thanks for the bludgeon!""
Dragons: Race to the Edge
- "We've been in peace for three years, best years of Berk I can remember. I think you know as well as I do, when you go looking for trouble, you usually find it."
- "If there is anything you and the other Riders should be doing, it is hunting down Dagur and putting him back in jail, where he belongs."
- "Stoick, anytime you like to chime in, we can put this thing to rest."
- "You really should loosen your grip a little, boy-o! It maximizes the bone-shattering potential!"
- David Tennant, who provided Spitelout's voice, had previously narrated a series of Hiccup's adventures on audio book.
- As David Tennant was unavailable for HTTYD 2, Spitelout has no speaking lines in the film.
- Unlike most of the male adult Vikings, Spitelout lacks a beard and instead sports stubble. He has a full, yet short beard in Race to the Edge and How to Train Your Dragon 2.
- As Spitelout is at the front of the crowd when the dark Bewilderbeast blasts the village with ice, and doesn't appear again afterward, a fan rumor is that he dies in the blast. However, this is unconfirmed and he may reappear in the series.
- Spitelout takes the place of Baggybum the Beerbelly from the books as Snotlout's father.
- In the series, Spitelout has a scar under his right eye but in the second film it is absent, either through it being faded or through a production goof.
- In the Race to the Edge episode Follow the Leader, Spitelout was seen in Fishleg's dream playing guitar.
|Films and Shorts|
|"How to Train Your Dragon":||Appears||"Book of Dragons (Short)":||Absent|
|"Legend of the Boneknapper Dragon":||Absent||"Gift of the Night Fury":||Absent|
|"How to Train Your Dragon 2":||Background||"Dawn of the Dragon Racers":||Absent|
|Riders of Berk|
|1. "How to Start a Dragon Academy":||Absent||11. "Heather Report, Part 2":||Absent|
|2. "Viking for Hire":||Absent||12. "Thawfest":||Appears|
|3. "Animal House":||Absent||13. "When Lightning Strikes":||Absent|
|4. "The Terrible Twos":||Absent||14. "What Flies Beneath":||Absent|
|5. "In Dragons We Trust":||Absent||15. "Twinsanity":||Absent|
|6. "Alvin & the Outcasts":||Absent||16. "Defiant One":||Absent|
|7. "How to Pick Your Dragon":||Absent||17. "Breakneck Bog":||Absent|
|8. "Portrait of Hiccup as a Buff Young Man":||Absent||18. "Gem of a Different Color":||Absent|
|9. "Dragon Flower":||Absent||19. "We Are Family, Part 1":||Appears|
|10. "Heather Report, Part 1":||Absent||20. "We Are Family, Part 2":||Absent|
|Defenders of Berk|
|1. "Live and Let Fly":||Absent||11. "A View to a Skrill, Part 2":||Absent|
|2. "The Iron Gronckle":||Absent||12. "The Flight Stuff":||Absent|
|3. "The Night and the Fury":||Absent||13. "Free Scauldy":||Absent|
|4. "Tunnel Vision":||Appears||14. "Frozen":||Appears|
|5. "Race to Fireworm Island":||Appears||15. "A Tale of Two Dragons":||Absent|
|6. "Fright of Passage":||Absent||16. "The Eel Effect":||Absent|
|7. "Worst in Show":||Absent||17. "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes":||Absent|
|8. "Appetite for Destruction":||Absent||18. "Bing! Bam! Boom!":||Absent|
|9. "Zippleback Down":||Absent||19. "Cast Out, Part 1":||Absent|
|10. "A View to a Skrill, Part 1":||Absent||20. "Cast Out, Part 2":||Absent|
|Race to the Edge, Season 1|
|1. "Dragon Eye of the Beholder, Part 1":||Absent||8. "Crushing It":||Absent|
|2. "Dragon Eye of the Beholder, Part 2":||Absent||9. "Quake, Rattle and Roll":||Absent|
|3. "Imperfect Harmony":||Appears||10. "Have Dragon Will Travel, Part 1":||Absent|
|4. "When Darkness Falls":||Absent||11. "Have Dragon Will Travel, Part 2":||Absent|
|5. "Big Man on Berk":||Absent||12. "The Next Big Sting":||Absent|
|6. "Gone Gustav Gone":||Absent||13. "Total Nightmare":||Absent|
|7. "Reign of Fireworms":||Absent|
|Race to the Edge, Season 2|
|1. "Team Astrid":||Appears||8. "Edge of Disaster, Part 1":||Absent|
|2. "Night of the Hunters, Part 1":||Absent||9. "Edge of Disaster, Part 2":||Absent|
|3. "Night of the Hunters, Part 2":||Absent||10. "Shock and Awe":||Absent|
|4. "Bad Moon Rising":||Absent||11. "A Time to Skrill":||Appears|
|5. "Snotlout Gets the Axe":||Appears||12. "Maces and Talons, Part 1":||Absent|
|6. "The Zippleback Experience":||Absent||13. "Maces and Talons, Part 2":||Absent|
|7. "Snow Way Out":||Absent|
|Race to the Edge, Season 3|
|1. "Enemy of My Enemy":||Absent||8. "Stryke Out":||Absent|
|2. "Crash Course":||Absent||9. "Tone Death":||Absent|
|3. "Follow the Leader":||Absent||10. "Between a Rock and a Hard Place":||Absent|
|4. "Turn and Burn":||Appears||11. "Family on the Edge":||Absent|
|5. "Buffalord Soldier":||Absent||12. "Last Auction Heroes":||Absent|
|6. "A Grim Retreat":||Absent||13. "Defenders of the Wing, Part 1":||Absent|
|7. "To Heather or Not to Heather":||Absent|
|Race to the Edge, Season 4|
|1. "Defenders of the Wing, Part 2":||Absent||8. "Gold Rush":||Absent|
|2. "Gruff Around the Edges":||Absent||9. "Out of the Frying Pan":||Absent|
|3. "Midnight Scrum":||Absent||10. "Twintuition":||Absent|
|4. "Not Lout":||Appears||11. "Blindsided":||Absent|
|5. "Saving Shattermaster":||Absent||12. "Shell Shocked, Part 1":||Appears|
|6. "Dire Straits":||Appears||13. "Shell Shocked, Part 2":||Absent|
|7. "The Longest Day":||Absent|
|Race to the Edge, Season 5|
|1. "Living on the Edge":||Absent||8. "The Wings of War, Part 1":||Appears|
|2. "Sandbusted":||Absent||9. "The Wings of War, Part 2":||Appears|
|3. "Something Rotten on Berserker Island":||Absent||10. "No Dragon Left Behind":||Absent|
|4. "Snotlout's Angels":||Absent||11. "Snuffnut:||Absent|
|5. "A Matter of Perspective":||Absent||12. "Searching for Oswald... and Chicken":||Absent|
|6. "Return of Thor Bonecrusher":||Absent||13. "Sins of the Past":||Absent|
|7. "Dawn of Destruction":||Absent|
|"Dragons: Rise of Berk":||Appears||"School of Dragons":||Mentioned|