Hiccup is a different type of Viking.
But his friends and family members have known that for a while. At age 15, he befriended a dragon named Toothless and transformed his village’s beliefs about the mythical creatures. Previously, they hunted and killed dragons. He taught them to co-exist with these fire-breathing animals. Hiccup and his Viking friends even invited dragons to live in their village of Berk.
Five years later, Hiccup now spends his time saving dragons from ignorant Vikings -- poachers -- who still believe dragons are evil.
“One day you’re gonna pick a fight you can’t win,” a villager tells him.
Perhaps that day has arrived. A bad Viking known as Grimmel the Grisly is hunting dragons and searching for Hiccup. If he can locate Hiccup, then he can find hundreds, perhaps thousands, of dragons that Hiccup is protecting.
Hiccup, though, has a plan. He and the villagers will move to a mythical place, on the other side of the world, where dragons originate. If he can find it, the dragons will be safe -- forever.
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