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Hiccup and Toothless

Hiccup and Toothless - School of Dragons Relationships

Hiccup and Toothless' bond was no easy road. It all started after a long battle between the dragons and the Vikings one night, Hiccup was determined to prove himself to his father and all the other warriors of his clan by taking on a dragon. Armed with a device of his own invention, Hiccup aimed for the sky, fired and hit a dragon. Unable to see its true form, he went deep into the woods to find it, overcome with excitement.

Hiccup and Toothless - How to Train Your DragonUpon finding the wounded dragon in the woods, Hiccup was initially prepared to kill it and prove to his clan that he is a true Viking with the abilities to take down one of the most fearsome and mysterious dragons of them all, a Night Fury. As he crept up behind the dragon, he raised his dagger and looked into the eyes of the beast itself and paused. Hiccup identified with the fear in the dragon’s eyes and saw himself. Through this immediate connection, he could not bring himself to harm the dragon and from that moment on, their bond formed stronger and stronger each day. Though both were scared of each other at first, they slowly but surely begin to share a common bond and friendship with one another that prompts Hiccup to refer to Toothless as his best friend.

Hiccup initially earns Toothless’ trust by bringing him fish to eat (and in turn eating a part of a fish Toothless regurgitated for him, displaying a sign of respect- gross respect, but respect nonetheless). The bond between the two grows even stronger when Hiccup uses his blacksmith training to help create a prosthetic tail that would allow Toothless to fly again. Day by day, Hiccup would go to Toothless with a new prosthetic tail and would make changes through flying on Toothless to test each variation.

Hiccup and Toothless - Viking and Dragon

As their bond begins to deepen, Toothless becomes increasingly protective of Hiccup, he would be ready to defend Hiccup against anyone that posed a threat to him. Toothless is quick to come to Hiccup’s rescue in his time of need, responding without hesitation to his screams from the training area. In this moment, Toothless proves that he is willing to put himself in danger to assure Hiccup’s safety.

Hiccup and Toothless - Dragon and Viking BondFinally, Hiccup and Toothless are able to put on the ultimate display of true friendship as they are both willing to risk their own lives to save the other. Hiccup and Toothless’ bond teaches everyone in the village, that both Vikings and dragons can coexist and find safety in one other. The deep relationship between Hiccup and Toothless is the very reason why dragons and Vikings are now able to live in peace on the Isle of Berk.