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Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III 

Hiccup Horrendous Haddock - SOD

If you look up at the sky, you can often see Berk’s chief zipping through the air on his Night Fury, Toothless. Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III is always eager to hop on top of his best friend and take to the skies! Hiccup’s journey from a scrawny blacksmith’s apprentice to respected chief of the Hairy Hooligan tribe and expert dragon trainer is filled to the brim with fierce friendship, daring battles and vicious villains.

Hiccup started as the thin and weak blacksmith’s apprentice and son of Berk’s chief, Stoick the Vast. What he lacked in physical strength, he more than made up for in brains. Hiccup spent much of his time working on his own inventions, choosing to exercise his brain rather than his muscles. However, his cloistered life in the forge ended when he first came across an injured Toothless.

Most Vikings would try to kill a dragon the moment they laid eyes on one, but Hiccup took the time to watch the incapacitated Night Fury, make notes, and study its habits. Hiccup’s observations allowed him to not only gain the trust of Toothless, but also create a prosthetic tail fin to replace his injured one.

Hiccup’s friendship with Toothless and interest in training dragons put him at odds with the other Viking villagers and his father, Stoick the Vast, but that all changed during the battle with the Red Death. Hiccup and Toothless flew and fought as one, dodging gnashing teeth and scorching flames to bring down the monstrous beast together. It was in this moment that Hiccup and Toothless’s devotion to each other was solidified and everyone could see that dragons were truly loyal creatures.

Hiccup Haddock - HTTYD

Since then, life has been busy for Hiccup. After the untimely death of his father, he has taken over as chief of the Hairy Hooligans. He got engaged to his best (human) friend, Astrid, has reconnected with his long-lost mother, Valka, and has defeated the notorious dragon trapper, Drago Bludvist. The School of Dragons has also been keeping Hiccup busy, and his expert advice has been in high demand. You can find him over at the School of Dragons when you first arrive. He can tell you all about how he used the scientific method to learn about and train Toothless. Students from all over the archipelago have been clamoring to ask him about his training methods, how to get a particularly stubborn dragon to excel in fire training, or how to keep yourself and your dragon safe while on a quest.

Hiccup is always ready to lend a helping hand, whether it’s in dragon training, flying off on quests with you, or going head-to-head with villains. You can find him all around the archipelago. From the School of Dragons, to the Training Grounds, to Berk, or to Icestorm Island, Hiccup will be there to help you on your quest to become the ultimate dragon trainer!

Hiccup - Berk's Chief

Today, Odin must have blessed me a thousand times over. I have met my hero, Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III, Chief of the Hairy Hooligan Tribe. I could be captured by a thousand dragon hunters right now, and that would not ruin my day in the slightest! For years, I have dreamed of going to the School of Dragons, and meeting my hero, but it wasn’t until today that that dream was finally realized.

I had heard many tales of his intelligence, patience and bravery, and I hope that I will be able to gather as much knowledge as I can while I am a student here. I want to learn everything I can from him! How did he feel when he first saw Toothless? How did he befriend the Night Fury? How did he create a saddle to ride him? I hope that I can get all of these answers from him. Most of all, however, I hope I don’t get too starstruck and embarrass myself!

- From the Journal of Otis Skeptisson