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Timberjack. This gigantic creature has razor sharp wings that can slice through full grown trees. Extremely dangerous. Kill on sight. [src]
  Hiccup, reading info about the Timberjack from the Book of Dragons.  

The Timberjack is a gigantic Sharp Class dragon. It appears to have a head that is of a similar shape to the Monstrous Nightmare and has a long slender neck, body, and tail.

Official Description

Native to dense, wooded area, Timberjacks are acutely sensitive creatures that prefer the peace and solace found in their beloved forests.
But don't let their introspective demeanor fool you. When attacked, betrayed or offended, Timberjacks will start flailing their expansive wings, whose edges are razor-sharp - sharp enough to shear through the thickest tree trunk and still not slow down a Timberjack's flight.
Those huge wings do more than just chop trees.On the ground, Timberjacks also have the ability to fold their wings around weary riders like a makeshift tent, offering warmth and protection from the elements and other dragons!
  Dragonpedia  
Skittish and protective, this graceful glider from the Sharp Class can slice through huge trees with its broad, ultra-sharp wings. Timber!
The mighty Timberjack's wings can absorb a great deal of punishment while it prepares to unleash its fire nova attack!
  Dragons: Rise of Berk  


Physical Apearance

  • Egg in Dragons: Rise of Berk
  • Egg in School of Dragons
  • Titan Wing

Egg

Timberjack eggs look like they have been formed with layers of leaf-like shell from the base that are folded up to the tip. Its shell is segmented vertically and the tip is pointed. As it has a wider base, it resembles a pear or rose bud in terms of its shape.

Hatchling to Adult

A Timberjack possesses a long serpentine-like body, with several short spines along its back ending in an ordinary pointed tail. Their wingspan is huge, and each wing has two hooks which are located in the middle of each wing on opposite ends pointing in opposite directions, which are used by the dragons as weapons and more accurate slicing and as legs, since they obviously lack any. Timberjacks have long necks, a stout head, two horns and several tendrils coming out of their chins, similar to Purple Deaths and Shockjaws.

Its body shape in total strongly resembles that of a Typhoomerang, but being "legless".

Titan Wing

Titan Wing Timberjacks have a slender neck and longer horns that curve upwards. These Timberjacks have turned from brown to green in color. Their wings are broader and have green zigzag patterns on it and even darker spots between the patterns. There are bumpy, curved outlines on where the wings connect to its body.

Abilities

Oil-Based Fire

  • Timberjack Fire Breath
  • Timberjack Fireball
  • Timberjack Fire Nova Attack

The Timberjack spits a fire similar to the Monstrous Nightmare's, although it is slightly more sticky and globulous, and significantly hotter. It resembles burning embers and create beautiful glowing sparks. The Timberjack will occasionally secrete a few drops of its oil-based fire to burn the kindling wood it has chopped and collected. It can, then, fold its wings around the fire like a tent to warm itself, just as it's seen on the Book of Dragons short.

Like most dragons, Timberjacks can breath fireball versions of their fire type, as shown in School of Dragons.

Fire Nova Attack

According to Rise of Berk, the Timberjack is capable of unleashing an extremely powerful Fire Nova attack, which appears to be a more powerful supercharged version of its fire breath, capable of striking multiple targets at once, causing devastating damage.

Strength & Combat

The Timberjack appears to be relatively strong, capable of effortlessly slicing tree after tree, showing no sign of strain or fatigue.

Timberjacks battle utilizing their enormous wings as both their weapons and shields, utilizing their massive razor-sharp wings to plow through trees and masts, causing them to fall on opponents. They also use their wings to create large gusts of wind and to protect themselves from harm, as the tough scales of their wings are capable of sustaining immense damage, from both humans and dragons alike.

Timberjacks also use their wing claws to slice through almost anything, and have an oil-based fire breath which they can fire in streams or fireballs. They can also unleash a powerful Fire Nova attack, although they need to charge their fire first in order to use it for this ability.

Speed & Agility

Timberjacks are shown to have great speed and agility, in both land and air, and possess excellent maneuverability, mostly due to their large wings.

Stamina & Endurance

Timberjacks are shown to have quite the stamina, flying and gliding over seas and oceans, showing no sign of fatigue.

They can also endure almost anything, capable of handling extreme punishment by using their powerful wings as shields.

Razor-Sharp Wings

The Timberjack's broad, razor sharp wings can cut through a forest of trees. Physically, their main weaponry is their wings that can slice through a forest of trees. It can be used for offensive or defensive goals. According to Rise of Berk, the Timberjack's wings are not only great at slicing trees, but they are also tough and have the ability to absorb a great deal of punishment. The fact that they have strong wings was later reinforced in School of dragons as it has the 'Tough' Factor.

Sharp Wing Claws

Timberjacks have two hook-like claws on each wing, utilizing them as limbs in order to walk, and as more delicate and specific cutting instruments, capable to slicing almost everything.

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Timberjack forming a Tent with its wings

Tent-making

Timberjacks can also utilize their wings and fold them around themselves to form makeshift tents, utilizing them for both protection from external elements and warmth, often collecting wood and timber and setting it ablaze before forming a tent, so as to keep warm during nighttime and the cold winter of Berk. They form tents when resting and sleeping, especially during nighttime, but also fold around their weary riders, protecting them.

Behavior and Personality

Timberjacks are sensitive creatures, and prefer peace and solitude in their forest homes. They do not take to being disturbed and will respond violently. If attacked, offended or betrayed, they will start flailing their massive wings, which are as sharp as guillotines!

Timberjacks seem to enjoy slicing objects, especially trees and wooden structures, utilizing their massive sharp wings to level forests and slice trees and buildings, often collecting what remains for kindle wood or for construction material for their nests.

While resting, sleeping, or even cold, Timberjacks will fold their wings up like a giant tent and burn collected timber with small breath of its oily flames to warm themselves up. They also make nests out of the wood and logs and prepare it in similar fashion.

These dragons are described skittish and unpredictable, but also protective. They are said to provide shelter to Vikings and smaller dragons in need with their wings. Timberjacks are also sharp and vain by nature, typical of their Dragon Class.

Timberjacks appear to migrate from island to island in groups of 5 or more individuals, following a leader to their destination, much like most migratory birds do.

Training

A Timberjack's long wings make it impossible for the dragon to scratch its back. However, it has been discovered that if humans scratch any hard-to-reach places for it, the Timberjack will be willing to form a bond with them.

Appearances

How to Train Your Dragon

The Timberjack's only appearance in the film is in the Dragon Manual when Hiccup is attempting to research information on the Night Fury. Like most dragons in the Dragon Manual, the Timberjack is considered "extremely dangerous" and should be "killed on sight".

Book of Dragons

It is described in the manual as being one of the dragons in the Sharp Class, which are marked by vanity and a sharp weapon (in this case, the Timberjack's wings). This dragon attacks from out of the sky with its razor-sharp wings. It can slice through a forest of trees like a giant guillotine. It also has the ability to shoot hot, explosive embers. The Timberjack possesses no arms or legs, only its wings and long tail; but has been seen to stand up on its tail like a snake. Unfortunately, its long wings make it impossible for the dragon to scratch its back. However, it has been discovered that if one scratches any hard-to-reach places for it, the Timberjack will be your friend forever.

Comics

The Ice Castle

A Timberjack captured by Arngrim Dammen is briefly seen at his Dragon Auction, escaping from captivity and terrorising its captors.

The Stowaway

When Hroar goes to Dragon Island in order to enrage many dragons and lead them to Berk, he does so with several Timberjacks. However, after he is thrown off his saddle, the Timberjacks and all the other dragons return to their island.

The Legend of Ragnarok

A Timberjack is briefly seen fleeing away scared from the Purple Death's sea-quakes.

Dragons: Race to the Edge

Season 1

In "Total Nightmare", the Timberjack is mentioned by Hiccup as one of the dragons that Snotlout could ride after Hookfang "runs away" to be with Girl Hookfang.

How to Train Your Dragon 2

A few Timberjacks (at least five) were seen flying with Hiccup and Toothless, with Soaring Sidekick being the possible name of their leader. Later, Hiccup speculated that they might find a few Timberjacks on 'Itchy Armpit'.

Games

Dragons: Rise of Berk

The Timberjack and its titan form is available in this game. In addition, Stokehead, Axewing, Stoneslice, Lonewood and Soaring Sidekick are available in the game too.



School of Dragons

The Timberjack is also available in School of Dragons. An individual, dubbed 'Taxi', helps players get around in the game.



Trivia

  • The Timberjack is one of the bigger dragons like the Scauldron, Typhoomerang, Boneknapper, Whispering Death, Screaming Death and the Thunderdrum.
  • The Timberjack most likely contributed in the making and design of the Typhoomerang, as both species greatly resemble each other.
  • The Timberjack's name is a portmanteau of the words "timber" and "lumberjack".
  • The Timberjack seems to have a stringy "beard" under it's snout. Since the traditional lumberjack tends to have a beard, this makes the Timberjack even more similar to a lumberjack.
    • In the comics, these tendrils look more like sharp spikes. It is unknown why this change was made, though it might have been to make Dammen's Timberjack look more intimidating.
  • In the Timberjack's segment in Book Of Dragons, the Timberjack that sliced Bork has teeth facing downward, while all the other Timberjack's teeth face upward. This could be a difference between genders, a difference between ages, or just a mistake on the part of the animators.
  • Even though Timberjacks are shown to be able to walk in video games, Art Brown and Doug Sloan revealed that walking is the Timberjack's weakness. This means they must spend most of their time in the air, and bringing a Timberjack close to the ground is an easy way to take one down.
  • A "sneak peek" of the Timberjack is included in the Dragons: Riders of Berk Part 2 DVD, though it was never expanded upon later.
  • In School of Dragons, Tuffnut mentions that the twins "have high wind warnings from the Timberjacks". This may suggest that Timberjacks are able to predict the weather, or at least the wind currents, their intesity and direction.
  • It remains unknown as to why the Timberjack has never made an appearance in DreamWorks Dragons: The Series, as they have been mentioned numerous times and several references have been made, much like the Snaptrapper.

References

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