Based off Cressida Cowell’s book series, Dreamworks’s How to Train Your Dragon Film Trilogy tells the story of Hiccup, a Viking boy who doesn’t quite fit in with his peers. At 15, Hiccup is the son of Stoick the Vast, the widowed Chief of Berk.

All Stoick wants is his son not to be a royal screw up, but this doesn’t come easy. Hiccup isn’t good at anything and constantly finds himself in trouble. This changes when Hiccup shoots down a Night Fury, a rare dragon no Viking has ever seen.

Wanting to prove to his father he can be a true Viking, Hiccup sets out to kill the dragon, but finds himself unable to proceed. Instead, he frees the dragon, names him Toothless and observes him. Over time, he becomes knowledgeable in all things dragon. This helps him in Dragon training class and it catches the attention of the best warrior of the group, Astrid.

Astrid, jealous of Hiccup’s success, follows him into the forest. She discovers his secret and threatens to expose him. Hiccup and Toothless manage to stop her and show her what dragons are truly like.

Hiccup, Astrid, and Toothless discover the reason why dragons have been stealing their food. They’ve been feeding a massive dragon who’ll eat them if they don’t give the massive dragon enough food. Going back to Berk, they try to alert Stoick, but he won’t listen to them and Toothless is captured.

The pair decide to rally their fellow students by getting them to train their own dragons. In the end, they stop the Red Death but it comes with a cost: Hiccup’s leg.

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Five years later, Hiccup and Astrid are an official couple and Stoick wants to retire with his son as his successor. Hiccup, however, isn’t enthusiastic about becoming chief and tries to escape. However, when a threat arises that could wipe out the dragons, Hiccup throws himself into action while Astrid rallies the dragon riders.

Along the way, Hiccup is reunited with his thought-to-be dead mother, Valka who has created a name for herself in protecting and healing dragons. The family reunite for the first time in 20 years, but it’s short-lived. Drago Bludvist, the guy who is the threat to the dragons, uses one of them to control Toothless. Toothless is ordered to kill Hiccup, but Stock deflects the blow. The blow kills the chief, leaving Stoick’s family, his best friend Gobber and the rest of Berk to mourn.

The mourning period doesn’t last long. Hiccup and the riders devise a plan to stop Drago from conquering their beloved home. Drago attempts to use Toothless to conquer Berk, but Hiccup, the riders, their new ally Eret, Valka, and the rest of Berk fight back. Drago is defeated and Hiccup is crowned the new chief of Berk.

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