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Stoick the Vast is the chief of the Isle of Berk, the husband of Valhallarama, and the father of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III in the How to Train Your Dragon book series.

Official Description

"This is Hiccup's father. As you can see, he is tough but not all that bright."
―Official Book series Website


Physical Appearance

Stoick, as his name suggests, is very large and stocky.


Stoick is not the smartest man alive, but he does have good qualities. Although Stoick avoids fighting far more than most Vikings, this is not due to cowardice or incompetence. He has shown himself to be one of the greatest warriors in the Archipelago, fighting his way out of an enormous pack of Skullions and coming in second in the inter-tribal Sword Fighting competition.


Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III

In the books, Stoick the Vast is constantly trying to decide right from wrong with his son, because Hiccup is constantly challenging his Viking traditions. He is very loving towards Hiccup, which is not generally considered proper behavior for a Chief.


Stoick the Vast was married to Valhallarama after he found the Fire Stone for Old Wrinkly (Valhallarama's father). They had a son and named him Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III.



Preceded by:
Squidface the Terrible
Chief of the Hairy Hooligans
Succeeded by:
Snotface Snotlout,
himself (after Snotlout)

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