HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2
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May 5th, 2014
EXT. OPEN SEA - DAY
Hiccup and Toothless BLUR PAST, leaving a wake that leads...
EXT. BERK - DAY
(Sequence 0200 - New Berk)
To the island village of Berk, festively adorned with flags
and banners. Major new additions alter its familiar skyline.
This... is Berk. The best kept
secret this side of, well,
anywhere. Granted, it may not look
like much, but this wet heap of
rock packs more than a few
ON A CLUSTER OF SHEEP, hiding nervously between buildings as
shadows of passing dragons race by. The group moves as one,
receding into a shadowy alley, pushing one sheep out into the
light. It's suddenly snatched and carried into the air!
Life here is amazing, just not for
the faint of heart. See, where most
folks enjoy hobbies like whittling
or needlepoint, we Berkians prefer
a little something we like to call--
WHOOSH, WHOOSH, WHOOSH! A wash of VIBRANT COLORS blurs by.
DRAGONS BARREL PAST at a dizzying speed. Their RIDERS SWIPE,
KICK, and ROLL into one another while they WEAVE neck in neck
between the houses, docks, and revamped structures of Berk.
It's like an aerial version of the Monte Carlo race.
Spectators ROAR from wooden bleachers, fastened to cliff
faces and perched over the sea.
FISHLEGS, now 20 and even larger, rides his gronkle, MEATLUG,
who carries the sheep in her claws, until...
SNOTLOUT, also 20, but every bit as juvenile, and his
Monstrous Nightmare, HOOKFANG, steal the sheep from them.
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Oh, I'm sorry, Fishlegs! Did you
Snotlout! That's mine!
Snotlout FALLS BACK toward RUFFNUT and TUFFNUT, who lag on
their two-headed Zippleback, BARF & BELCH.
Here ya go, babe.
With a chivalrous grin, Snotlout tosses the sheep to Ruffnut.
She SNATCHES it with a sneer and a GRUMBLE.
Did I tell you that you look
amazing today? `Cause you do.
Come on, Barf. It's starting to
stink around here.
Barf starts to peel off, spewing gas. Tuffnut mocks Snotlout
with a mugging grin.
Nope. Still hates you. Let's blow
this place, Belch!
Belch ignites the gas, sparking a flashy explosion, and
leaving Snotlout behind in the smoke.
As they rush past the main bleachers, Ruffnut DROPS her sheep
into one of five baskets suspended over a chasm at the lap
crossing. Each backboard bears an image of its corresponding
dragon. The Barf/Belch basket filled to the brim with sheep.
Presiding over the game, STOICK turns to the frenzied crowd.
That's nine for the Twins, Astrid
lags with three, Fishlegs and
Snotlout trail with NONE!
Stoick eyes an empty basket at the far end, its backboard
painted with an image of Toothless.
And Hiccup is... nowhere to be
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Scared him off with the big talk,
didn't ya, Stoick?
WHACK! Snotlout, still smoldering from the blast, gets
CLIPPED from behind. ASTRID, rolls in, astride STORMFLY --
spirited and competitive as ever, and beautiful despite
What are you doing, Snotlout?!
They're going to win now!
She's my princess! Whatever she
wants, she gets.
Ruffnut?! Didn't she try to bury
Only for a few hours!
BACK TO THE RACERS, as they peel away, pouring on the speed.
Dragons used to be a bit of a
problem here. But that was five
years ago. Now they've all moved
in. And, really, why wouldn't they?
The racers chase each other through a sprawling hangar and
into a vast cave, teeming with colorfully painted dragon
stables. They exit through the far side and circle back
through the village, blasting past many of its dragon-
We have custom stables... all-you-
can-eat feeding stations... a full
service dragon wash...
In the village, a baby Gronkle sneezes, accidentally setting
one of the Viking houses aflame.
Even top-of-the-line fire
prevention, if I do say so myself.
Astrid rolls her eyes, peels away from the other dragon
racers, and yanks open a spout on the overhead network of
aqueducts, dousing the flames with a surge of water.
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BACK TO STOICK, amused as he watches the racers round the
island, searching for sheep. He turns to Gobber and nods.
It's time, Gobber.
(aloud, to the crowd)
A HORN sounds. The racers all turn to each other, excited.
The black sheep! Come on, Stormfly!
We can still win this thing!
Come on, Barf!
GOBBER loads the BLACK SHEEP onto a catapult.
This is your big moment. Have a
He pulls the trigger, LAUNCHING the black sheep into the air.
Astrid spots it and steers Stormfly into a steep climb toward
Up, up, up!
In a flash, Fishlegs and Meatlug blur past, NABBING the
Good job, Meatlug!
Fishlegs tosses his captured prize to Ruffnut.
Here you go, darling. Mine's worth
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Yeah! The Black Sheep!
Snotlout sighs, frustrated.
You guys are fighting for Ruffnut?!
I'm totally winning!
Fishlegs hovers up nest to Ruffnut with a starry-eyed smile.
We're winning together!
She RAMS BARF into Meatlug, sending Fishlegs into an
uncontrolled SPIN. He SLAMS into Snotlout, sending their
dragons TUMBLING head over tail. The crowd goes wild.
No one can stop me now!
Except for me. We're attached,
He GRABS at the sheep. Ruffnut fights back, inciting a tug-of-
Quit trying to steal all my glory!
And while they're distracted, Astrid steers Stormfly toward
them, CLOSING IN.
Get `em, Astrid!
It's MY glory! No sheep, no You're always ruining
Astrid leaps off of Stormfly, runs up Belch's spindly neck,
and PLUCKS the black sheep from the Twins' hands.
She tumbles through the air onto Stormfly, sticking a perfect
landing, black sheep in hand.
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BACK TO STOICK, beside himself. The crowd ROARS.
Well played! Hahaha!
(gloating, to the crowd)
That's my future daughter-in-law!
BACK TO ASTRID ON STORMFLY
eyeing the fast-approaching FINISH LINE, unaware as...
FISHLEGS suddenly RAMS Meatlug into Stormfly, sending Astrid
off-course. She recovers and sees Snotlout flying headlong
toward her, war hammer cocked, aiming at Astrid.
Uh, excuse me.
Snotlout HURLS his hammer. Astrid ducks and rolls Stormfly
out of the way. The hammer catches Fishlegs in the face with
a CLANG. The crowd collectively winces.
Astrid and Stormfly recover from their roll, loop over the
water, and they BLAST past the finish line, DUNKING the black
sheep into their basket!
That's thirteen! Astrid takes the
The crowd COMES UNHINGED. Astrid flies over the crowd,
basking in her victory.
Yep. Berk is pretty much perfect.
All of my hard work has paid off.
And it's a good thing, too, because
with Vikings on the backs of
dragons, the world just got a whole
EXT. OPEN SKY/ISLAND COASTLINE - DAY
(Scene 0300 - AWOL Part One)
A boundless sky. Vast. Clear. Crisp. And from it, a BLACK
SPECK rockets across the horizon. The image of unbridled
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Tucked into his riding position, HICCUP appears to be part of
TOOTHLESS. They dip, roll and dive, over a sea teeming with
Thunderdrums, pulling off daring maneuvers with honed
refinement, making them seem effortless.
They jackknife, heading skyward, rolling and tumbling through
the ethereal cloud-scapes and joining high-flying Timberjacks
as they soar in formation.
Hiccup is bound head-to-toe in a snug, aerodynamic flight
suit -- an asymmetrical, functional design of leather and
articulated plates. It has an air of Viking bike leather.
What do you think, bud? Wanna give
this another shot?
Toothless grumbles in protest.
Toothless! It'll be fine.
With a click of a lever, he LOCKS the pedals in the flared
tail position. Hiccup then unhooks himself from the saddle.
Toothless SNORTS unenthusiastically.
Suddenly, Hiccup SLIDES OFF of Toothless, peeling away from
him like a skydiver from a plane, YELLING as he plummets.
Toothless dives after him. They spiral through the air, face-
to-face. Toothless is having fun, despite himself.
Hiccup slips his forearms through a pair of tucked leather
flaps... and YANKS, unfurling SHEETS OF LEATHER as he extends
his arms. They catch the wind, SNAPPING OPEN like WINGS...
and sending him GLIDING -- out of control, at first, then
stabilizing. The turbulence buffets his flight suit heavily.
But he's flying!
Toothless unfolds his wings, too, catching up with Hiccup.
The freedom is palpable. Hiccup and Toothless are, for the
moment, the same. Feeling the same rush of adrenaline.
They PLUNGE past cloud formations, splitting apart then
crossing paths again.
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Impressive as it is, Hiccup is gliding at a steep angle.
Toothless launches fireballs ahead of Hiccup, boosting him
higher with the expanding heat bursts.
This is amazing!
A cloud layer washes past, exposing a towering ROCK
FORMATION, dead ahead.
No longer amazing! Toothless!
Hiccup tries to steer himself away, to no avail.
Toothless POURS ON THE SPEED, trying to catch Hiccup as he
HURTLES toward collision. His locked tail makes maneuvering
difficult. He's UNABLE TO PULL UP at a steep enough angle.
At the last second, Toothless BLASTS the jagged rocks just
ahead of Hiccup, then WRAPS Hiccup in his wings as they fly
through it. The obliterated peak rains down around them.
Toothless emerges through the cloud of debris and HURTLES
into the trees of a neighboring peak. They tumble down the
uneven terrain, coming to rest on a small plateau.
Hiccup emerges from the cocoon of Toothless' wings. He
switches his prosthetic riding foot to his walking foot and
stows his leather wings.
That really came out of nowhere.
The blown up sea stack collapses.
We gotta work on your solo gliding
there, bud. That locked-up tail
makes for some pretty sloppy rescue
Hiccup reels in his dorsal fin and removes his helmet,
revealing a 20 year old Hiccup framed by wild hair, complete
with a Viking braid.
He walks to the edge of the cliff, taking in the NEW LAND
stretching off into the horizon, its tall cliffs and sea-
stacks adorned with swaying gold birch trees basking in the
dappled afternoon sunlight.
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Looks like we found another one,
Toothless FUSSES and SNORTS, not amused, shaking off dust and
pebbles like a wet dog.
Hiccup flinches as a pebble WHACKS him on the back of the
head. He looks back to Toothless, who averts his eyes.
Oh, what? Do you want an apology?
Is that why you're pouting, big
baby boo? Well... try this on!
Hiccup TACKLES Toothless and tries to put him in a headlock.
Ya feeling it yet? Huh? Picking up
on all my heartfelt remorse?
Toothless simply stands on his hind legs, lifting Hiccup off
of his flailing feet and dangling him over the cliff's edge.
Oh, come on. You wouldn't hurt a
Hiccup looks down, seeing the precipitous drop below.
You're right! You're right! You
win! You win!
WHAM! Toothless flips him over, pinning him to the ground.
Hiccup squirms, throwing mock punches. Toothless playfully
retaliates with feline taps to Hiccup's head.
He's down! And it's ugly! Dragons
and Vikings, enemies again, locked
in combat to the bitter -- URFFF!
Toothless rests his head on Hiccup -- SQUEEZING THE AIR out
of him. Toothless then suddenly starts grooming Hiccup,
lapping at his face and covering him in slobber.
Hiccup fights to get free, finally springing to his feet and
shaking off the viscous saliva.
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You KNOW that doesn't wash out.
Toothless LAUGHS, pleased with himself.
Shifting his attention back to the new land stretched out
before them, Hiccup reaches beneath his chest plate and
produces a leather-bound book.
He unfurls it to reveal an EXPLORERS MAP, modified with added
strips in every direction to accommodate their ever-expanding
world. Drawings indicate new lands, new tribes, and many new
Hiccup peels a fresh strip of paper from a hidden fold in his
flight suit and holds it out for Toothless to lick.
Hiccup affixes the moistened strip to the map's outer edge,
then whittles a pencil and consults a compass affixed to his
So what should we name it?
Toothless GURGLES as he gnaws under his wing, preoccupied.
"Itchy Armpit" it is.
Hiccup carefully draws the new island's outline.
Whaddya reckon, bud? Think we might
find a few Timberjacks in those
woods? The odd Whispering Death or
two in the rocks? Who knows...
maybe we'll finally track down
another Night Fury.
Wouldn't that be something?
So, whaddya say? Just keep going?
Toothless' ear plates suddenly SHOOT UP. He ROARS, and his
call is answered by a familiar SCREECH. Hiccup turns to
EXT. SEA STACK/ISLAND COASTLINE - DAY
(Scene 0325 - AWOL Part Two)
ASTRID rising into view, astride Stormfly. Stormfly grabs
talon-fulls of rock to slow her landing.
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`Afternoon m'lady. Where have you
Astrid dismounts and throws back her fur hood as Toothless
rushes up to greet them.
Winning races. What else? The real
question is... where have YOU been?
Avoiding my dad.
Oh, no. What happened now?
Astrid sits beside Hiccup, inspecting his latest addition to
the map. Behind them, Toothless greets Stormfly, inciting a
Oh, you're gonna love this. I wake
up. The sun's shining. Terrible
Terrors are singing on the rooftop.
I saunter down to breakfast,
thinking all is right with the
world, and I get...
He gets to his feet and puffs out his chest.
... Son, we need to talk.
Astrid smiles and adopts Hiccup's sloppy slouch.
Not now, Dad. I've got a whole day
of goofing off to get started.
Hiccup breaks character, grimacing at her impression of him.
Okay, first of all, I don't sound
like that. What is this character?
And second... what is that thing
you're doing with my shoulders?
Astrid laughs, jostling her shoulders in an awkward way.
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A truly flattering impersonation.
Anyway, he goes...
(resuming Stoick's brogue)
You're the pride of Berk, son, and
I couldn't be prouder...
(continuing her impression
Aw, thanks, Dad. I'm pretty
impressed with myself, too.
WHEN have I ever done that with my
You just did.
She laughs, playfully.
(holding her arms, mock-
Hold still. It's very serious.
She giggles, trying to hold a straight face.
(resuming Stoick's brogue)
You're all grown up, and since no
chief could ask for a better
successor, I've decided--
Astrid straightens, her face brightening.
--TO MAKE YOU CHIEF! Oh, my gods!
She jumps to her feet, beaming...
Hiccup, that's amazing!
And socks Hiccup in congratulations, deliberately hitting the
dorsal fin release button and triggering it to pop up. She
laughs as Hiccup reels it back in, self-consciously.
You're gonna wear out the spring
coil. The calibration is very
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They're suddenly BOWLED OVER by Toothless and Stormfly.
Yeah, so... this is what I'm
Astrid helps him up and dusts him off.
What did you tell him?
I didn't. By the time he turned
around, I was gone.
Astrid picks up the map, folding it as she paces around him,
processing it all.
Well, it's a lot of responsibility.
The map will have to wait for sure,
and I'll need to fly Toothless,
since you'll be too busy...
She pauses, wincing in sympathy. She turns to Hiccup. He nods
knowingly, taking the map from her.
It's not me, Astrid. All those
speeches, and planning, and running
the village... that's his thing.
I think you're missing the point. I
mean, chief. What an honor. I'd be
Hiccup shakes his head.
I'm not like you. You know exactly
who you are. You always have.
He shuffles to the cliff's edge, gazing out at the new land.
I'm still looking. I know that I'm
not my father... and I never met my
mother... so, what does that make
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He sits at the edge, looking burdened, restless. Astrid
approaches and settles beside him, joining him in looking out
at the distant horizon. She weaves another braid into his
hair as she speaks.
What you're searching for... isn't
out there, Hiccup.
She places a hand on his chest.
It's in here.
Maybe you just don't see it yet.
She kisses his cheek, but gets a mouthful of Toothless'
slobber. She grimaces, wiping it off.
Distracted, Hiccup eyes the horizon keenly.
Maybe. But, y'know... there is
something out there.
He turns her face to the horizon. A distant smoke plume rises
from a misty valley.
EXT. LAPLAND WOODS/TRAPPER'S FORT - MOMENTS LATER
(Scene 0400 - Shot Down!)
Hiccup and Toothless fly over the fjord, winding deep through
undulating crimson and gold forests.
Astrid and Stormfly catch up as the autumn colors suddenly
give way to charred timbers. They fly deeper, through ash and
wafting smoke. Ahead, in a sheltered harbor, an explosion of
ice stands as an eerie marker of what used to be a TRAPPER'S
They fly through the suspended remains of the buildings,
splintered, and frozen in mid-destruction.
What happened here?
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It's at once harrowing and puzzling. Toothless spots an
enormous DRAGON FOOTPRINT in the muddy shoreline below,
leaving him uneasy.
As they crest the ice formations, Astrid spots a CREW OF MEN
at the stern of a moored ship below.
The men fire a stern-mounted cannon. The projectile unfurls
into a NET. Hiccup and Toothless dart out of its way.
Astrid! Look out!
It HITS Stormfly, TANGLING her wings and causing her to spin
uncontrolled. Astrid struggles to free her as they HURTLE
toward a collision.
Astrid falls off of Stormfly, but Toothless SNATCHES her at
the last second.
Stormfly hits the ground, tangled in the net. Trappers rush
out of hiding, piling onto her with ropes and weapons. She
whips her tail, sending spikes flying.
Watch the tail!
A large, raven-haired trapper lunges over the spray of spikes
and lands upon Stormfly's head, twisting it and taking her
down like a rodeo cowboy.
Tie those legs up!
Eret deftly ties her gnashing jaws shut, wrangling her into
submission -- clearly a pro among pros. He looks up,
revealing a handsome face and gleaming, intelligent eyes that
search the sky as Toothless' tell-tale BANSHEE scream rings
Is that what I think it is?
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Toothless suddenly streaks across the sky, banking and
landing with a FEROCIOUS ROAR.
(to the trappers)
What are you doing?
Astrid and Hiccup leap off of Toothless, rushing toward
Eret's men immediately draw weapons. Hiccup extends and
ignites his DRAGON BLADE -- a telescoping fiery sword --
impressive enough to wow Eret's men.
Eret steps forward, focused only on Toothless.
Soil my britches... that is a Night
Fury. Thought they were all gone
(to his fellow trappers)
Looks like our luck's had a turn
for the better, lads! Don't think
Drago has one of those in his
His men sound out in agreement. Hiccup eyes Astrid, confused.
Look, we don't want any trouble.
Ha! You should've thought of that
before you stole all of our dragons
and blasted our fort to bits!
What are you talking about?
Astrid and Hiccup take in the icy destruction, putting it
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You think we did this?
Dragon trapping is hard enough work
as it is, without do-gooder dragon
riders sneaking in to rescue them.
What do-gooder -- there are other
You mean, other than your thieving
friend from last night? You tell
Eret approaches. Toothless snarls, protectively.
You may have an ice-spitting dragon
on your side, but we still have a
quota to fill. How do you suppose
we explain this mess to Drago
Drago what-fist? Does anything you
say make sense?
He's expecting a new shipment of
dragons for his army by tomorrow.
And Drago don't take well to
Eret parts his tunic, revealing a large branding-iron scar on
his torso, in the shape of a dragon skull, split by a sword.
This is what he gave me last time I
showed up empty-handed. He promised
to be far less understanding in the
Look, we don't know anything about
a dragon thief, or an ice-spitting
dragon, or your lunatic boss and
his dragon army, okay?
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Just give us back our dragon, and
we'll go, strange, hostile person
whom we've never met.
Eret bows playfully.
Oh, where are my manners? I'm Eret.
Son of Eret. Finest dragon trapper
He pulls a dagger from behind his back, waving it cockily.
His men ready their weapons and net cannons.
After all, it's not just anyone who
can capture a Night Fury.
Toothless ROARS a warning.
And this is Toothless. He says
we're going. Now.
Heh. They all say that.
RUSH `EM, LADS!
Eret lunges toward them. Toothless BLASTS, bringing down a
massive spire of ice. It shatters as it hits the ground,
forcing Eret and his men to dive out of the way.
Making quick use of the distraction, Hiccup re-ignites his
dragon blade and slashes through the ropes binding Stormfly.
Stormfly! C'mon, go! Go!
Eret gets to his feet in time to see Toothless and Stormfly
take to the air, carrying Hiccup and Astrid out of reach of
the volley of arrows.
YOU WILL NEVER HOLD ON TO THOSE
DRAGONS, YOU HEAR ME?! DRAGO IS
COMING FOR THEM ALL!
I/E. BERK/BLACKSMITH STALL - SUNSET
(Sequence 0500 - Lock-Down!)
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The GANG joyrides past GOTHI'S house, scattering her
assortment of terrible terrors. She waves a fist at them as
they sweep past, WHOOPING AND CHORTLING, leading us down
THE UPPER PLAZA, where a GATHERED CROWD of Vikings and their
dragons are cued up outside of Gobber's BLACKSMITH STALL,
awaiting their turns. Stoick maneuvers through the crowd,
spouting JOVIAL GREETINGS in passing.
He makes a bee-line for GOBBER, who is busily grinding a
metal dragon tooth into shape. A Zippleback waits patiently,
his head cocked open like a car hood while the other head
Any sign of him?
Gobber flips up his welding guard, revealing a matching area
of unsoiled skin.
Ah, he's probably flown off the
edge of the world by now. You sure
you want that kid running the
village? You can still delay your
Oh, he's ready. You'll see.
A SUDDEN EXCITEMENT in the crowd heralds Hiccup and Astrid's
return. They touch down on Toothless and Stormfly.
Haha! There he is!
(to Gobber, proving his
Huh? The pride of Berk!
Hiccup stows his helmet and heads toward Stoick with urgency.
Who finally decided to show up for
Sorry. Got held up.
(privately, to Stoick)
Hey, Dad, could I have a word?
Something you're itching to tell
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Not quite the itch you're thinking
of, but yes.
Stoick hands him an apron and guides him to the front desk.
Good man! Now, lesson one. A
chief's first duty is to his
Stoick changes the rune on the "being served" placard.
Forty one? Forty --
Could we just talk in private for--
--That's me! That's me! I'm next!
(pushing his way through)
I was ahead of you! Excuse me, I've
been here all day!
STARKARD reaches the counter, giddy with excitement.
Okay, I want one of those high
seaters, with lots of spikes and a
big stowage compartment.
Absolutely! You got it, sir!
Stoick spins Hiccup around, steering him back into the shop.
Dad, this is actually a little more
important than building saddles.
Ah-ah! Lesson two. No task is too
small when it comes to serving your
people. Excuse us, Grump.
They step over the tail of a large, snoring oaf of a dragon,
stirring him awake with a fussy start.
Grump! You let the forge die down
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Grump coughs a slug of molten lava into the forge. It
splatters everywhere, igniting a rash of fires. Hiccup side-
steps them as he gathers materials in the back of the stall.
Gobber pulls the fire extinguisher, dumping water everywhere.
That's it, Grump. You're going up
Stoick fills a toolbox with tools from Hiccup's workbench.
One of these. And this...
-- There you go! Go on. Have away.
But, seriously, I really need to
tell you about this new land we
Fishlegs walks in, followed by the Twins and Snotlout.
Any new dragons?
Stoick slaps a sheet of leather onto a dragon mold, and hands
Hiccup pencil. Exasperated, Hiccup begins tracing an outline
as he speaks.
We didn't stick around to find out.
These folks weren't particularly
Oh, really? Your Night Fury and
Deadly Nadder didn't bring them
cheering to the rooftops?
Gobber spins his prosthetic arm dispenser.
No, this was different. Not the
standard run-for-the-hills hoo-ha
I've come to enjoy. These guys were
trappers. Dragon trappers.
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You should've seen their fort. All
blown apart and stuck in giant
spikes of ice. It was weird.
I've never seen anything like it.
And worst of all, they thought we
Gobber pops off his prosthetic tongs and selects a wire brush
from his dispenser...
Y'know, you two are gonna get
yourselves in SERIOUS trouble one
of these days. Not everyone
appreciates this way of life.
Which he uses to brush his mustache and eyebrows.
Stoick takes the sheet of leather to the table saw...
Gobber's right, son. Best we keep
to our own. Besides, you'll have
more important uses for your time --
And pulls a lever, starting it up.
(sing-songy, under his
Once we make the big announcement!
Hiccup pulls the lever, shutting the saw down.
They are building a dragon army.
Silence fills the stall. Vikings exchange worried glances.
Or at least the guy they work for
is. Dargo Bloody Fist or something.
Stoick's eyes widen. He turns to Gobber, with growing alarm.
I'll bloody his fist with my face
if he tries to take my dragon!
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You're such a moron.
A beautiful moron.
Ruffnut grumbles, revolted by their advances.
Stoick grabs Hiccup by the shoulders, wide-eyed and intense.
Bludvist? Drago Bludvist?
Uh, yeah. Wait. You know him?
INT. BERK - DRAGON STABLES - MOMENTS LATER
Stoick rushes down a circular stone staircase into the vast,
bustling cave that houses the dragon stables.
GROUND ALL DRAGONS!
Hiccup, Astrid, Gobber, and Toothless chase after Stoick.
SEAL THE GATES! LOWER THE STORM
Whoa, whoa, whoa. Wait! What is
You heard the man! Lock it down!
Behind him, the massive storm doors rattle as they're
No DRAGON or VIKING sets foot off
this island until I give the word!
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Because some guy you knew is
stirring up trouble in some faraway
Stoick turns to Hiccup, gravely serious.
Because Drago Bludvist is a madman.
Without conscience or mercy. And if
he's built a dragon army... gods
help us all.
Stoick continues on shouting orders, leaving Hiccup stewing.
Get them into their pens! Quickly!
Hiccup chases around to confront Stoick.
Then let's ride back out there.
We'll follow those trappers to
Drago and talk some sense into him.
No. We fortify the island.
It's our duty to keep the peace!
Peace is over, Hiccup. I must
prepare you for war.
War? Dad, if Drago's coming for our
dragons, we can't wait around for
him to get here. Let's go find him
and change his mind.
Some minds won't be changed,
Hiccup. Berk is what you need to
A chief protects his own.
Stoick heads off, calling out more orders...
SECURE THE STABLES! LATCH EVERY
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... leaving Hiccup eyeing Toothless as the storm doors close.
Astrid approaches him, seeing the determination on his face.
I have to.
He gives her a quick peck on the cheek.
THIS WAY! QUICKLY!
Hiccup and Toothless BLAST PAST, heading for the exit.
They try to fly through one door, but it seals shut.
Toothless spins around and DIVES through the gap in the
second lowering storm door.
Astrid and Stormfly blow past Stoick and slip through the
storm door before it shuts, leaving Stoick fuming.
EXT. OPEN SEA - MIDDAY
(Scene 0700 - Eret's Lesson)
Eret's ship carves a defiant path North, leaving the last
glimpses of Lapland in its wake.
Eret stands on the bowsprit, eyeing the waves intently,
searching the surface. He turns toward the deck, where his
crewmen man the gunwale cannons, sights trained to the sky.
Keep your eyes peeled, lads! With
this wind, we'll reach Drago by
daybreak, so best we fill this ship
up with dragons and quick! It's no
time to be picky. Not if we want to
keep our --
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Eret turns in the direction Ug is pointing to see a pair of
dragons flapping toward them.
HEADS! OFF THE PORT QUARTER!
The crewmen swing the net cannons toward the back-lit,
silhouetted dragons, drawing ever closer.
Net `em, lads! Take `em down!
Eret loads a cannon and takes aim. He spots Hiccup and Astrid
riding the dragons. His eyes narrow, determined.
You're not getting away this time.
Nets fly through the air. Hiccup and Astrid outmaneuver them
and dive toward the ship, landing on the deck with a clatter.
And here I was worried we might
turn up empty-handed.
Astrid brandishes her axe in invitation. Hiccup indicates for
her to lower it, then holds up his hands in surrender.
Nope. It's your lucky day. We give
Eret's crew exchange confused stares. As does Astrid.
That's one Night Fury, one Deadly
He dismounts Toothless and tosses a net over Astrid.
... two of the finest dragon riders
west of Luk Tuk. That oughtta make
the boss happy, right?
Astrid grumbles. He takes her axe, hands it to Eret, and
escorts Astrid past the men to the open live well.
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He leads Astrid down the ladder. She glares at him, plainly
hating the plan.
What are you doing?
Toothless tries to follow them, but Hiccup holds him back.
Hiccup flips the latch, lowering the grate as Eret watches,
The dragons don't really care for
cramped spaces, so they'll just
hang out with you. They won't be
Eret's men nervously direct their swords and spears toward
Toothless. HE SNARLS.
Unless you do that. Wooden boat,
big ocean. How's your swimming?
A burst of flame erupts from the live well, causing the
crewmen to jump back. Hiccup thrusts his Dragon Blade through
Oops. Almost forgot. Can't have
How is this a plan?
He retracts the blade and offers it up. A crewman cautiously
takes it, looking it over. The pommel of the hilt is
expelling green gas.
Just what every dragon trapper
needs. One end coats the blade in
Monstrous Nightmare saliva. The
other sprays Hideous Zippleback
gas. All it takes is a spark and...
A curious crewman clicks the lighter, igniting the gas.
Hiccup ducks as the sudden explosion sweeps over the deck.
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Oh, yeah, there you go!
Toothless paws at the embers.
Once they see you as one of their
own, even the testiest dragons can
be trained, right, bud?
Toothless gurgles and falls over.
Give me that!
Eret snatches the dragon blade and HURLS it overboard.
Stormfly bolts after it...
What game are you playing?
No game. We just want to meet
And returns in a flash, dropping it at Eret's feet like a
fetching dog, tongue wagging. Eret throws it again,
frustrated. Stormfly returns with it just as quickly.
Because I'm going to change his
mind about dragons.
Eret and his crew LAUGH. Astrid pokes out of the well.
He can be really persuasive.
Hiccup pets Toothless, thoughtfully.
Once you've earned his loyalty,
there is nothing a dragon won't do
Puh! You won't be changing any
minds around here.
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I can change yours. Right here.
Hiccup sets Toothless' tail in the locked, splayed position.
Eret sneers, suspicious.
Suddenly, Hiccup is snatched into the air! Dragons blur past.
I/E. OPEN SEA - SHIP - SUNSET
(Scene 1000 - Botched Rescue)
The crewmen SCRAMBLE to the NET CANNONS as a FLURRY OF WINGS
streak past, GASHING holes in the sails and SLICING through
Toothless SHRIEKS and bounds up the mast, spotting Hiccup in
the talons of a Monstrous Nightmare. Toothless relaxes,
realizing that it's Hookfang.
Put me down! Snotlout! What are you
Snotlout looks back to see if Ruffnut witnessed the save.
See how well I protect and provide?
Ruffnut GRUMBLES at the incessant courting. A FLYING NET
whizzes past her head.
Aggh! What is with all the nets?!
Hey watch it! That was close...
Ruffnut spots Eret, FIRING nets from the deck of the ship.
A SLOW MOTION, sexy POV of Eret's glistening biceps,
shuddering as he BLASTS the net cannon, aimed directly at
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The net unravels in SLOW MOTION...
... enveloping Ruffnut as she yields to it, blissfully.
BACK TO REAL TIME
As Hiccup FLIPS upside-down in the Hookfang's talons and
KICKS off, pulling his wing-suit flaps.
Eret takes aim, but Astrid SHOVES him, throwing off the shot.
HOLD YOUR FIRE!
Hiccup glides unsteadily towards the ship and collides with
its sail. He slides down the canvas and drops to the deck.
Toothless lands behind him.
WHAT ARE YOU GUYS DOING HERE?!
Gobber and Grump land on the deck, scattering Eret's crew.
We're here to RESCUE you!
I DON'T NEED to be rescued!
The bow dips heavily as Stoick touches down on SKULLCRUSHER.
He dismounts, fuming.
Eret blocks Stoick, cocky and confident.
Well, didn't you just pick the
wrong ship, eh? I am Eret, son of --
Stoick shoves his face aside, sending Eret SLAMMING into
Grump. Before he can react, Gobber CLUBS Eret on the head,
sending him collapsing to the deck. Grump then sits on him,
smothering him into submission.
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Get... this... thing... off... me!
Gobber turns to the other crewmen, with a smile.
Eret's men eye the Vikings, armed and flanked by their
dragons. They set down their swords.
That's what I figured.
You. Saddle up. We're going home.
Of all the irresponsible --
-- I'm trying to protect our
dragons and stop a war! How is that
BECAUSE WAR IS WHAT HE WANTS, SON!
Hiccup glares, frustrated.
Stoick SIGHS, realizing that he has to explain.
Years ago, there was a great
gathering of chieftains to discuss
the dragon scourge we all faced.
INT. VIKING HALL - NIGHT
A hulking, cloaked figure strides confidently into fire-lit
hall, interrupting a council meeting of Viking chieftains.
His face is masked in silhouette.
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Into our midst came a stranger from
a strange land, covered in scars
and draped in a cloak of dragon
skin. He carried no weapon and
spoke softly, saying that he, Drago
Bludvist, was a man of the people,
devoted to freeing mankind from the
tyranny of dragons.
ON STOICK, some twenty years younger, seated in a throne,
studying the impudent stranger with suspicion.
He claimed that he alone could
control the dragons and that he
alone could keep us safe, if we
chose to bow down and follow him.
The Viking council erupts in mocking laughter.
BACK TO PRESENT
Snotlout, Fishlegs, and the Twins snicker.
Aye. We laughed, too...
BACK TO FLASHBACK
Until he wrapped himself in his
cloak and cried out, "Then see how
well you do without me!"
Drago Bludvist pulls the dragon skin cloak over himself and
marches toward the door. Above, dragon fire rips through the
ceiling, bringing down flaming timbers, followed by dragons
covered in heavy metallic armor. They BLAST FIRE as panic
The rooftop suddenly burst into
flames, and from it, armored
dragons descended, burning the hall
to the ground.
BACK TO PRESENT
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I... was to only one to escape.
The Twins, Snotlout, and Fishlegs exchange spooked glances.
Men who kill without reason cannot
be reasoned with.
Hiccup turns and stomps toward Toothless, determined. Eret
I'm still going to try.
Hiccup jumps onto Toothless and locks eyes with Stoick.
This is what I'm good at. And if I
could change your mind... I can
change his, too.
Toothless and Hiccup TAKE TO THE AIR, leaving everyone
stirring in awkward silence.
Astrid mounts Stormfly, about to go after him.
NO! Lead the others back to Berk.
I've had enough mutiny for one day.
Astrid stirs, conflicted, as Stoick stomps toward
Skullcrusher, fuming. He passes Ruffnut, who's busily
fondling Eret's biceps as he lays crushed under Grump.
Ooh, I like that.
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EXT. SKY - NIGHT
(Scene 1100 - Ambushed!)
Hiccup stares ahead, frustrated, as Toothless glides over a
bed of clouds, glowing in the low, Arctic sun.
Hiccup YELLS, then slumps back onto the saddle.
Toothless recoils, sensitive to Hiccup's upset. The steam
from their breath mixes in the frigid air.
Don't worry, bud. I'm not gonna let
anything happen to you. I promise.
Toothless' ear plates perk up. He glances over his shoulder
to see a disturbance in the blanket of clouds.
A strange and arresting MASKED WARRIOR rises from the clouds,
standing upon something unseen. Its armor and cape flap in
the buffeting turbulence.
The warrior eyes Toothless and Hiccup, pulling up alongside
them. Hiccup senses the approaching figure in his periphery
and sits up, flustered.
AW, COME ON, DAD! REALLY?!
He whirls around expectantly then FREEZES, mouth agape.
The warrior stares blankly, tilting his head in curiosity
while cutting a menacing silhouette.
Then, just as gradually as he rose, the warrior dips back
beneath the clouds, disappearing.
No sudden moves.
Suddenly, the warrior EXPLODES out of the clouds before them,
standing atop a large dragon. They circle Hiccup and
Toothless, forcing them to TREAD AIR.
The warrior points a staff toward Hiccup, unnervingly, as he
returns to face them.
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Hold on, hold on.
Toothless GROWLS a warning.
Suddenly, they're ambushed from behind. Hiccup is plucked off
of Toothless by another DRAGON and carried off.
With the tail unmanned, Toothless PLUMMETS helplessly. He
FLAPS wildly then CRASHES through the ice into the black,
frigid water. FLAILING and CRYING OUT, he struggles to stay
afloat as he watches...
Hiccup disappear into the night sky, carried off in the
talons of the strange dragon -- one of TENS that accompany
the warrior in a cavalcade.
Toothless BELLOWS in distress, desperately trying to take to
the air. As he LEAPS and CRASHES, time and again...
A group of SPINY DORSAL FINS split the ice, carving a path
Beneath the ice, a pod of SEASHOCKERS approach, two-headed,
with Manta Ray like wings GLIDING silently in the gloom.
Fixated on Hiccup, Toothless is caught by surprise as the
Seashockers surface and DRAG HIM UNDER.
Hiccup's helmet bobs to the surface, marking all that
EXT. ARCTIC SKY/ARCHIPELAGO - NIGHT (MIDNIGHT SUN)
(Scene 1300 - Dragon Lady)
Hiccup shivers in the claws of the dragon, surrounded by the
strange flock full of breeds he's never seen. He looks back
for Toothless, now long gone.
HEY! YOU LEFT MY DRAGON BACK THERE!
HE CAN'T FLY ON HIS OWN! HE'LL
The warrior offers no response, seemingly immune to the cold
as he leads the dragon flock across the polar night -- an
alien landscape, harsh and foreboding.
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Out of the fog looms an EPIC ICE FORMATION -- jagged, spiked,
and similar to the icy aftermath of Eret's fort, but many
times its size.
The DRAGON ESCORT dives into its jagged folds.
INT. DRAGON MOUNTAIN - CONTINUOUS
The WILD RIDE suddenly gives way to a MULTILEVEL, CAVERNOUS
CHAMBER made of ice and columns of basalt rock. It's heavily
populated with dragons of all kinds, looming in the shadows.
Hiccup is dropped in the center. He scrambles to his feet,
calling out into the darkness.
We have to head back for my dragon!
A HISSING dragon CLOSES IN, sniffing, leering, aggressive.
Hiccup extends and lights his telescoping dragon blade,
waving a swirl of fire around himself. The dragon pauses,
intrigued, and then watches hypnotically as Hiccup pacifies
him with calculated sweeps of the fiery blade.
The warrior watches keenly from the shadows.
Several aggressive dragons close in behind Hiccup. Hearing
their hisses, he quickly stows the blade, replaces a
cartridge in its hilt, then flips it around and sprays a
perimeter of Zippleback gas around himself. He clicks the
lighter, igniting a flash ring. The testy dragons recoil.
He then reaches through the smoke, offering his open hand.
The dragons re-approach, sniffing him with calmed curiosity.
ON THE WARRIOR
... tilting his masked head, curious. He dismounts his dragon
and approaches Hiccup.
Who are you? The Dragon Thief?
The warrior circles Hiccup in silence, taking in his gear,
his dragon blade, his face.
Do you even understand what I'm
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The warrior whirls and HAMMERS his staff. In response, a
large dragon ASCENDS from the depths, carrying...
Toothless is dumped on the ground next to Hiccup, sopping
wet. Hiccup rushes to him, petting him reassuringly.
Toothless coos in relief.
It's okay. I'm glad to see you,
too, bud. You really had me worried
The warrior rattles his staff at a nearby dragon. In
response, it and the surrounding dragons produce firelight
from their throats, spotlighting Hiccup and Toothless.
The warrior sets down his staff and shield, then approaches
Hiccup, cautiously and animal-like.
Toothless SNARLS and circles Hiccup defensively, but then
instantly yields to the stranger's outstretched hand. With a
quick, disarming gesture, the warrior lays Toothless down in
a state of bliss. Hiccup is astounded.
The warrior's hand continues toward Hiccup's face. He
recoils, but the warrior persists, finding the faint scar on
Hiccup's chin, glinting in the firelight.
The warrior GASPS and retreats a few steps.
Could it be? After all these years?
How is this possible?
The voice is surprisingly female.
Uh, should I... should I know you?
No. You were only a babe...
The warrior slowly removes the strange mask, revealing VALKA,
40, beneath. Her eyes meet his, equally wide-eyed and aghast.
... but a mother never forgets.
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Hiccup stammers, tongue-tied, aghast.
EXT. ARCTIC SKY - NIGHT (MIDNIGHT SUN)
(Sequence 1325 - Searching)
Stoick and Gobber search over the frigid waves that lap
against the pack ice.
Boar-headed! Just like his mother!
She could never stay put either.
Gobber glances over at Stoick, who's hunched over, brow
furrowed and solemn.
Ah, he's just twenty. And a Viking.
I mean, could there be a worse
combination? Ha! When I think of
how stubborn and senseless YOU were
back in the day... well, not much
has changed, actually.
You know what he's like. He won't
give up, Gobber. And if Hiccup
finds Drago, before we find him...
Bah! NOTHING can hurt Hiccup so
long as that Night Fury's around.
It's a Night Fury!
Framed by a hole in the ice, a glistening object bobs on the
surface below. Stoick squints and CIRCLES BACK, leading
Skullcrusher in a DIVE toward it. Stoick SNAGS it out of the
water. It's Hiccup's helmet.
Gobber pulls alongside Stoick, seeing his look of dread.
Stoick holds the helmet out for his dragon to SMELL.
Find him, Skullcrusher. Find him.
Skullcrusher SNIFFS the helmet like a bloodhound, ROARS, and
suddenly CHANGES HEADING.
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INT. DRAGON MOUNTAIN - TUNNEL - DAWN
(Scene 1400 - A New Family)
CLOSE ON Hiccup, flustered, winded, chasing VALKA through
tightly winding corridors.
Hold on! Wait just a minute! Come
This way. Come.
You can't just say something like
that and run off! You're my
mother?! I mean, what the -- do you
grasp how INSANE it sounds?!
I have questions!
Hiccup follows her over the difficult terrain. He tries to
clamber over a tall rock, unsuccessfully.
Where have you been all this time?
Toothless boosts him over. Hiccup lands on the other side.
What've you been doing?! They said
you were dead! Everyone thinks you
were eaten by...
Hiccup trails off as he enters...
INT. DRAGON MOUNTAIN - OASIS - CONTINUOUS
... a stadium-sized chamber teeming with ferns, waterfalls,
hot springs and THOUSANDS of new DRAGONS.
Hiccup wanders in, basking in the in the amazing sight: a
dome of sweating ice capping a geothermal micro climate,
filled with dragons of every shape and kind.
He spots Valka clinging to a basalt overhang, watching him.
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This is where you've been for
She nods from her perch.
You've been rescuing them.
She nods again, this time with a smile.
You're not upset?
What? No. I don't know. It's a bit
much to get my head around, to be
frank. It's not every day you find
out your mother is some kind of
crazy, feral, vigilante dragon
Valka chuckles, and using her dragon's wing, lowers herself
to the ground like a skilled acrobat.
At least I'm not boring... right?
I suppose there is that...
(feeble, trailing off)
... one... specific... thing...
Excited dragons rush up to greet Hiccup and Toothless. Hiccup
pets a few, marveling at the vast dragon utopia before him.
Do you like it?
I don't have the words.
Toothless SNARLS in annoyance as the curious, smothering
dragons SNIFF every part of him.
Can I... ? He's beautiful!
She reaches out to stroke Toothless, who PURRS at her touch.
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Incredible. He might very well be
the last of his kind.
She inspects his talons as Toothless rolls onto his back,
And look, he's your age! No wonder
you get along so well.
Hiccup smiles, astounded by Toothless' affection for Valka.
She checks his teeth. They recede into the gums at her touch.
And retractable teeth? Ah!
How did you manage to--
--I found him in the woods. He was
shot down and wounded.
She winces and offers a sympathetic nod as she stands to
caress a few of her own rescued dragons.
This Snafflefang lost his leg to
one of Drago Bludvist's iron traps.
This Raincutter had her wing sliced
by razor netting. And this poor
Hobblegrunt was blinded by a tree
snare... then left to die alone and
(re: Toothless' tail)
And what of this? Did Drago or his
trappers do this, too?
Heh. Well, crazy thing is... I'm
actually the one who shot him down.
She glares, confused.
It's okay though. He got me back.
(playfully, to Toothless)
Right, bud? You couldn't save all
of me, could you? You just had to
make it even. So... peg leg!
Hiccup rattles his prosthetic leg with a smirk. Valka
observes their playful rapport with curiosity.
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What did your father think of your
Night Fury friend?
He didn't take it all that well.
She mutters in agreement.
But then... he changed. They all
did. Pretty soon everyone back home
had dragons of their own.
She smiles at Toothless, dismissive.
If only it were possible.
No, really, I --
-- Believe me, I tried, as well.
But people are not capable of
change, Hiccup. Some of us... were
just born different.
EXT. BERK VILLAGE - NIGHT
Dragons sweep from the sky, blowing FIRE, carrying off sheep
and dried fish. Vikings chase them down, hurling weapons.
Berk was a land of kill or be
killed, but I believed peace was
A Viking is about to finish off a felled dragon, but Valka
chases up to him and tugs at his arm.
Stop! You'll only make it worse!
The dragon takes wing, escaping to safety... leaving the
Viking warrior glaring at Valka.
It was a very unpopular opinion.
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As he rushes off, Valka hears a clatter and whirls around to
see a DRAGON (Cloudjumper) clawing its way through the roof
of a house.
INT. STOICK'S HOUSE - CONTINUOUS
Cloudjumper enters the house through the hole in the roof,
sniffing out a baby's cradle in the corner.
Valka rushes in, panicked.
One night, a dragon broke into our
house, finding you in the cradle.
Valka draws a sword quietly, slipping up to the dragon, only
to find it huddled protectively over the cradle as BABY
HICCUP innocently plays with one of its talons.
I rushed to protect you, but what I
saw... was proof of everything I
Valka's careful approach causes a floorboard to squeak.
Spooked, Cloudjumper whips around to face her, accidentally
SCRATCHING baby Hiccup's chin.
Their eyes meet. Valka lowers her sword, transfixed.
This wasn't a vicious beast, but an
intelligent, gentle creature, whose
soul reflected my own.
Stoick's AXE spins through the air between them, barely
missing Cloudjumper and planting into a pillar.
Alarmed, Cloudjumper WHIRLS around at Stoick and BLASTS!
Stoick DIVES out of the way as the FIRE SPLATTERS against the
wall, burning a hole and setting the room ablaze.
The dragon moves toward Stoick, but Valka grabs hold.
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It turns to face her again, locking eyes, agitated.
Stoick dashes through the fire toward Hiccup and pulls him
out of the cradle. He pulls his axe from the pillar...
... but in a WHOOSH of smoke and embers, the dragon and Valka
Stoick and baby Hiccup watch helplessly as the dragon spirits
Valka away into the night sky.
ON BABY HICCUP'S FACE, with the fresh nick on his chin...
MATCH CUT TO:
INT. DRAGON MOUNTAIN - DAWN
HICCUP'S FACE, with the matching scar.
You and your father nearly died
that night, all because I couldn't
kill a dragon.
Yeah, it runs in the family.
It broke my heart to stay away, but
I believed you'd be safer if I did.
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Hiccup considers this, then raises his eyes to hers, seeing
the sting of remorse.
How did you survive?
Oh, Cloudjumper never meant to harm
me. He must've thought I belonged
She leads him to the edge of raised natural terrace,
overlooking the steamy oasis with its flowing hot spring
waterfalls. Half-submerged in the warm lake below, a massive
white dragon with pronounced, mammoth-like tusks rests
benevolently on the banks, his stately countenance like that
of a lion surrounded by his pride.
In the home of the great
Bewilderbeast. The alpha species.
One of very few that still exist.
Every nest has its queen, but this
is king of all dragons.
Dragons land and bow reverentially to the Bewilderbeast.
Valka gestures to the spiked ice ceiling that acts as a
With his icy breath, this graceful
giant built our nest. A safe haven
for dragons everywhere.
On HICCUP, putting it together.
Wait, that's the ice-spitter? He's
responsible for all that
He protects us. We all live under
his care. And his command.
They pass an eggshell-littered NURSERY. HATCHLINGS dart out
of it, greeting them excitedly and inciting chaos. Toothless
is overwhelmed by their manic picking and scratching.
Cloudjumper balks and sends them scattering.
All but the babies, of course...
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The hatchlings clamber on top of the Bewilderbeast and play
on his massive tusks, despite his authority. Valka laughs.
... who listen to no one.
The Bewilderbeast lets out a frosty SNORT, sending off the
youngsters to spread more mischief.
Now awakened, The Bewilderbeast raises his gargantuan head to
take a closer look at Hiccup, coming eye to massive eye.
Valka bows in his presence. As does Toothless.
I've lived among them for twenty
years, Hiccup, learning their ways,
discovering their secrets...
He acknowledges Hiccup with another icy snort, slicking back
Hiccup's hair in a frosty veneer. Valka laughs.
He likes you.
She chuckles, delighting in his awe.
You must be hungry.
Uh, yeah. I could eat.
Good. It's feeding time.
Toothless tucks himself beneath Cloudjumper's wing, trying to
befriend him, but Cloudjumper isn't having any of it. He
grimaces and follows Valka out.
EXT. OPEN SEA - NIGHT
(Scene 1200 - Astrid Takes Charge)
Astrid and Stormfly circle a lone iceberg, being used as a
rest stop for the Gang and their dragons. She lands with a
frown, eyeing the distance.
I don't like it. They should've
been back with Hiccup by now.
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I don't like it either. Eret son of
Eret was the man of my dreams. My
But, baby, I grew facial hair for
Fishlegs strokes his peach fuzz beard, meek and dejected.
What if Drago shot them down? What
if they need our help?
We have to find them.
What? But Stoick said...
It doesn't matter what he said, if
they've all been captured. Come on!
She flies off, determined.
EXT. ICE FLOES - NIGHT
Eret's ship is beset by ice floes. The crew stirs on deck as
he paces, grumbling, while nursing his head with a large
chunk of ice.
Do we go back?
We've nowhere to go! Nothing to
sell! And no heads to call our own,
if we don't turn up with dragons
and fast --
He's suddenly scooped up in Stormfly's talons.
Careful what you wish for!
ERET SON OF ERET!
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Nets whiz past as Astrid and the Gang rocket out of range.
What is this?!
Ruffnut grabs his leg, clutching him possessively.
Yay! Can he ride with me? Can he?
Both Eret and Tuffnut groan in protest.
You're gonna show us the way to
And help dragon riders sneak into
Drago's camp? Just kill me now.
That can be arranged. Stormfly,
In enthusiastic response, Stormfly pops open her talons,
sending Eret plummeting. He wails and flails as he hurtles
toward the ice far below.
Good girl! Stormfly, fetch.
She dives after him, just as enthusiastically.
ON ERET, terrified, as the ground rushes up at him.
ALL RIGHT! OKAY! I'LL TAKE YOU TO
Stormfly suddenly SNATCHES him out of his free-fall just
before hitting the ice. Astrid giggles and cracks her
Works every time.
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EXT. SKY - EARLY MORNING
(Scene 1600 - Momma's Boy)
Hiccup and Toothless follow Valka and Cloudjumper over a
majestic fjord in the long rays of the low Arctic sun.
Hiccup peers over his shoulder to see that a thick flock of
dragons -- nearly all of Valka's rescues -- are close on
their tail. He turns back to his mother, confused.
Hey, I thought we were going to
(with a mischievous grin)
Oh, we are.
She directs his gaze below, where in the choppy water of the
fjord, a group of Seashocker dragons are corralling a dense
shoal of fish near the surface.
Suddenly, the Bewilderbeast rises from deep below, scooping
the fish up in its vast mouth as its tusks break the surface.
It breaches just below Hiccup and Toothless, giving them a
fright before spitting the fish into the air and crashing
back down into the sea.
Valka laughs at Hiccup's surprise as the hungry dragons race
for the flailing fish, scooping them out of the air. Hiccup
gestures to Toothless to join in and he gladly scoops up a
EXT. SNOWY SHORELINE - LATER
Hiccup has his map spread out in the snow, explaining the
various lands he's discovered during his explorations.
And from Dragon Island, I found
He looks up to see that Valka is no longer next to him, but
she has sketched out the rest of the northern land masses in
the snow, wowing Hiccup with just how far and wide she has
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She returned to Hiccup's side with a smile. But his amazement
is interrupted by Toothless joining in, drawing all over
Valka's map with a giant icicle.
Hiccup simply shrugs as his mother giggles, and Cloudjumper
EXT. WINDSWEPT CLIFF - LATER
Valka and Hiccup rise on their dragons, carried skyward by a
strong coastal wind that thrusts vertical up shoreline cliff.
One by one, dragons leap from the cliff and catch the strong
updraft, popping their wings open like kites. They ride the
wind and orbit around each other in a colorful, mesmeric
dance. It's clearly a form of dragon play.
Hiccup, lifted off of his saddle by the force of the wind,
laughs giddily as he watches Valka walk across Cloudjumper's
wing and onto several others, dragon-hopping from one to
another, until she gracefully crosses Toothless from wing tip
to wing tip. She then drops out of sight, reappearing a
moment later standing atop Cloudjumper. Hiccup is in utter
awe of her.
Valka breathes in the frigid air. Lets it out blissfully.
When I'm up here, I don't even feel
the cold. I just feel...
She smiles at Hiccup. He gleams back.
This is what it is to be a dragon,
Hiccup LOCKS the pedals in the flared tail position and
unbuckles himself. Valka watches, curious.
It's all well and good to call
yourself a dragon.
Hiccup RUNS OFF of Toothless, pulling his stowed wings.
But can you fly?
They catch the air, SNAPPING OPEN... and sending him GLIDING.
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Valka GASPS, astonished. She flies her dragon alongside him,
... Hiccup SOARS, riding the wild air currents like an eagle,
the image of freedom. Toothless descends steadily with him,
Hiccup grins, pleased at having impressed Valka... until he
realizes that he is once again racing toward a collision with
a fast approaching mountain top.
Oh no. Toothless!
But, with his tail locked, Toothless can't make the tight
jackknife turn skyward to rescue Hiccup.
Realizing that they're in trouble, Valka and Cloudjumper pour
on the speed. All four of them collide just as they reach the
mountain top, sending them crash-landing in an explosion of
They all TOPPLE head over tail to a messy landing on the wind-
swept ridge and pop up LAUGHING.
Man! Almost! We just about had it
Toothless raises his snow-packed face, glowering. He tail-
swipes Hiccup off of his feet and back into the powder.
Valka inspects Hiccup's wing suit with utter fascination.
Well, not bad yourself.
She caresses his cheek, staring deep into his eyes. Hiccup
doesn't recoil this time.
All this time, you took after me.
And where was I?
I'm so sorry, Hiccup. Can we start
over? Will you give me another
Hiccup smiles, a simple acknowledgement that all is forgiven.
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I can teach you all I've learned,
these past twenty years. Like...
Valka finds a spot at the top of Toothless' neck and rubs in
a circular pattern. In response, his dorsal blades slowly
crack, split and extend, forming a pronounced, aerodynamic
`V' down the length of his back and tail.
Now you can make those tight turns.
Toothless shudders, as if experiencing a much-needed
chiropractic adjustment. He bounds over to Hiccup, giddily
retracting and splaying his dorsal blades like a kid with a
Did YOU know about this?
Valka smiles, delighting in their mutual amazement.
Every dragon has its secrets.
Toothless pounces around, showing off to Cloudjumper, who
seems thoroughly unimpressed.
And I'll show them all to you.
We'll unlock every mystery, find
every last species, together, as
mother and son.
This gift we share, Hiccup... it
bonds us. This is who you are, son.
Who we are. We will change the
world for all dragons! We will make
it a better, safer place!
That sounds... amazing.
She pulls him into a hug -- forceful, bursting with emotion.
Hiccup hugs Valka back. They share a cathartic moment, before
Hiccup peels away from her.
This is so great! Now you and I can
go talk to Drago -- together!
She chuckles, incredulous.
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What? There's no talking to Drago.
But we have to --
-- No. We must protect our own.
Hiccup stares, exasperated by the familiar line. Cloudjumper
lumbers over, eager to be rid of Toothless' puppy-like
energy. Valka pets him.
Now come on, we should be getting
Before Hiccup can say anymore, he hear heavy breathing next
to him, and looks over to see Toothless with a gaping grin,
clapping his dorsal blades.
EXT. ICE CAVE - DAY
(Scene 1350 - Meet Drago)
Astrid and the gang stealthily approach a cluster of tabular
icebergs, collapsed against each other at the mouth of a
maze. Stormfly drops Eret to the snow, but before he can
flee, she lands atop him and nests like a hen with her egg.
Agghh! Okay! I got you here, now
get this thing off me!
Never take a toy from a dragon.
Don't you know anything?
Stormfly crushes him in place under her weight.
Gah! Why does this keep happening
Astrid crawls up the rising ridge to reveal...
A MASSIVE FLOTILLA, moored together like a floating camp in
the deep water between collided icebergs.
Thick chains run deep into the water, where great blasts of
bubbles erupt on the surface. The unseen creature rocks the
ships. Its effect alone describes it as gargantuan.
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What's down there?
Fishlegs rifles through his note cards contained in his belt
Large diameter bubbles, massive
lungs, cold water deep dweller, I'm
thinking class five leviathan,
Suddenly, Stormfly is alerted to an encroaching menace and
takes wing. BLOW DARTS whiz through the air, hitting the
other dragons. The effect is immediate -- they fall to the
ground, unconscious. Drugged.
Meatlug! What's wrong, girl?
Eret spring to his feet and draws his blades. Astrid and the
Gang find themselves surrounded by soldiers, camouflaged in
polar bear furs, and poised to fire darts. They're
outnumbered. Fishlegs raises his hands, dropping the cards.
EXT. DRAGO'S SHIP - DECK - MOMENTS LATER
DRAGO BLUDVIST, a hulking figure draped in a dragon skin
cloak, crouches over the prow of the fleet's grisly flagship,
adorned in massive dragon bones and skulls. His scarred face
is masked by thick, grizzled dreadlocks.
Drago turns to see Astrid, Eret, and the Gang being forcibly
escorted onto the deck. Eret SHAKES HIMSELF FREE.
Get off me!
In the background, a sledge, loaded with Hookfang, Meatlug,
Belch and Barf -- all unconscious -- is dragged onto the deck
by armored dragons.
Always great to see you, my friend!
Keeping warm up here?
The soldiers disarm him, pushing him forward as Drago
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Well, as you can see, I'm right on
time with a new batch of dragons,
just like I promised.
Hookfang awakens, groggily shaking off the effect of the blow-
dart. He rears as soldiers struggle to reign him in.
Watch out! He's waking up! Keep him
Give me some backup here!
Drop the ropes.
They do so. Hookfang bucks and roars, chasing off the
soldiers, then focusing on Drago as he closes in. The armored
dragons avert their eyes and cower as Drago passes.
Hookfang HISSES a warning, but Drago approaches, undaunted.
Hookfang BLASTS. In a blur, Drago wraps himself in his dragon
skin cloak. The sticky, napalm-like fire splatters against
the fireproof scales, enveloping Drago in dripping flames as
he persists forward without missing a step.
As the blast ends, Drago drops the cloak, closing in and
holding a cold stare. Hookfang lets out a ferocious ROAR.
Drago YELLS back with a fierce, savage scream, interrupting
Hookfang and causing him to recoil. Drago whirls his bull-
hook overhead and STABS it into the deck planks.
Hookfang stirs, his aggression fading in the face of Drago's
unflinching show of dominance.
After a moment, Hookfang averts his eyes and lowers his head
in submission. Drago places his boot upon Hookfang's snout,
pressing it into the deck planks.
What are you doing?
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(quiet, to the dragon)
You belong to me now.
And as an added bonus, I also
caught you their riders. No extra
Drago notices the saddle on Hookfang's back. His eyes wander
to the saddle on Meatlug. Alarm flashes in Drago's eyes.
What?! Are you kidding me?!
But you were so perfect!
Turns out, there's a whole bunch of
them out there. They --
In a flash, Drago stops toward Eret and seizes him by the
As Eret chokes, stammering, Astrid whispers to the gang.
Drago doesn't have them after all.
Hundreds! A whole island full!
His grip tightens around Eret's neck as he turns to Astrid.
I wouldn't worry about it. My men
are hunting them down as we speak.
They won't know where you're
hiding. I promise you that.
Astrid nods a covert signal to the Gang -- she has a plan.
Oh, yes they will!
Drago drops Eret as Astrid advances, staring Drago down. Eret
tries to signal her to stop, but it's no use.
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They know we're missing and they
have tracking dragons. If you so
much as touch us, Hiccup is gonna
He's not a problem. Really. Trust
He's only the son of Stoick the
Drago's eyes narrow upon hearing Stoick's name.
... his heir to the throne of
Berk... and the greatest dragon
master this world has ever seen!
Dragon master? I ALONE control the
And unless you let us go, right
now, he will blast through here on
his Night Fury and blow your entire
fleet of ships to splinters!
Eret slips away, trying to distance himself from the tension.
Then they'll be crying like babies!
Funny and beautiful.
Good one, babe!
Ruffnut groans, exasperated by their smarmy advances.
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Yeah. Like babies. They always cry.
Real tiny ones...
Drago grabs Eret by the face and bears down on him.
First there was one rider. And now
all of Berk.
And YOU led them to me.
He THROWS Eret across the deck.
CEASE ALL PREPARATIONS! WE MUST
ATTACK THE DRAGONS RIDER'S NEST AT
WE WILL TAKE DOWN THEIR ALPHA...
AND THEN WE WILL TAKE BERK!
Soldiers CHEER in the thousands.
And get rid of him.
The soldiers HURL throwing knives at Eret...
But Stormfly lands in a blur of wings, shielding Eret from
the flurry of blades. She whips her tail, throwing spikes in
Stormfly ROARS protectively, hiding Eret within her wings,
until a well-blown dart sinks into her neck, bringing her
Revealing Eret, gawking in shock.
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INT. DRAGON MOUNTAIN - OASIS - MORNING
(Scene 1800 - Family Reunion)
Hiccup reattaches his flight suit while standing on a ledge
overlooking the utopian nest, teeming with dragons. Several
babies race in to hassle Toothless as he naps.
Well, bud, we can't wait around for
Drago to attack this place. We've
gotta find him first. Let's go.
Suddenly, a thick hand clamps down over Hiccup's face --
muffling his scream!
Toothless whirls around to find STOICK, towering over Hiccup.
He calms Toothless with a touch and releases Hiccup.
Are you kidding me? How'd you get
The same way we're getting you out.
Gobber appears in the arch of a tunnel.
They hurry back into the winding corridor.
Dad! There's something you need to
Yeah, yeah, tell me on the way.
This isn't an on-the-way kind of
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I've heard ENOUGH, Hiccup.
... more of the earth-shattering
Yeah, just add it to the pile.
Dad, unlike most surprises I spring
on you, this is one you'll like. I
promise! You just have to handle it
They round a tight bend in the corridor to find Gobber
staring blankly at something unseen in the next chamber. He
shuffles past Stoick and Hiccup, dazed.
Uh, you might want to take this
one. Oh, boy.
Stoick draws his SWORD, then braves into the chamber ahead.
Dad, can you put the sword away...
Stoick GASPS as if seeing a ghost... and drops his sword with
Valka stands some twenty paces ahead of him, blocking the
path. She lets out an audible SHUDDER upon seeing him.
He removes his helmet slowly as Hiccup, Gobber, and Toothless
appear at Stoick's side.
I know what you're going to say,
Stoick. How could I have done this?
Stayed away all of these years. And
why didn't I come back to you? To
Stoick steps towards her, wide-eyed and speechless. Dragons
emerge from the recesses behind Valka, hissing protectively.
Well, what sign did I have that you
could change, Stoick? That anyone
on Berk could?
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I pleaded so many times to stop the
fighting, to find another answer,
but did any of you listen?
This is why I never married.
This and one other reason.
Stoick continues to close the gap, mesmerized. With every
step, Valka becomes increasingly flustered. She backs into an
ice wall, with nowhere to go, and Stoick just a few paces
I know that I left you to raise
Hiccup alone... but I thought he'd
be better off without me. And I was
wrong, I see that now, but...
Stoick gently reaches a hand toward her face.
Oh stop being so stoic, Stoick. Go
on... SHOUT, SCREAM, SAY SOMETHING!
You're as beautiful as the day I
His words snuff her retort, rendering her speechless. She
softens despite herself, yielding her cheek to his palm. He
caresses her skin as a reluctant tear runs through his
fingers. He PULLS her into a KISS. She resists briefly, then
gives in. The surrounding dragons softly RETREAT in kind.
Hiccup gapes, warmed by the sight of his parents reunited.
EXT. ICE CHANNEL - DAY
(Scene 1750 - Eret's Turn)
Drago's massive flagship leads the flotilla, pulled along
forcefully by whatever's at the other end of the enormous
Drago WHACKS the chain with his bullhook, spurring it
ON DRAGO'S SHIP
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Eret, Astrid, and the Gang are escorted to the stern,
surrounded by several of Drago's soldiers. Wrists bound.
Spear tips pressed into their backs.
Could this day get any worse?
Uh, let me see. You'll jump into
freezing cold water and then die
They reach the gang plank. Eret peers overboard at the deep,
icy water below.
He turns to Astrid, meeting her glare with mock chivalry.
Please, ladies first.
A pair of soldiers GRAB Astrid by the arms.
You are a steaming heap of dragon --
Eret WHIRLS around, ROUND-HOUSING both soldiers. They GO
He catches one of their spears with his bound hands and
slices his ropes free. They fall away as he catches the other
spear, twirling both in invitation.
Warn the others!
One soldier runs to send up the alarm... while the last two
raise BLOW DART TUBES.
Eret SWIPES the first off of his legs, sending the dart into
the neck of the second.
Get `em, you son of an Eret!
As the downed soldiers SCRAMBLE to their feet, Fishlegs FALLS
OVER, CRUSHING them under his weight.
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Eret CATCHES the falling tube from the second soldier and
BLOWS the dart at the fleeing third. The soldier DROPS,
unconscious -- just shy of the Captain's Quarters.
Okay, I love you again.
Ruffnut skips past Snotlout on her way to Eret. Snotlout
Ugh. Pathetic. You can still jump.
Eret avoids Ruffnut and turns to Astrid.
So? Are we going to save your
dragons and get out of here or not?
Astrid narrows her eyes, not knowing what to make of him. He
reclaims his sword and dagger from the unconscious soldier
who took them and cuts Tuffnut free.
Check every trap. They're here
EXT. DRAGO'S SHIP - MOMENTS LATER
Astrid slips under a tarp and cranks open a metal trap. She
peers between its massive iron teeth, discovering Meatlug
within, bound and chained to its base as bait.
Carefully cranking another trap, wincing at the sound. The
iron jaws of the trap open wider with every CLICK.
Ruffnut "stands guard," fixated on Eret's rippling biceps.
I don't know. You just keep doing
what you're doing. Keep crankin'...
Eret squeezes between the cocked teeth, finding Stormfly
within, muzzled and chained. She looks up at Eret, calming
immediately. He pauses, then approaches slowly.
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Eret carefully reaches out and strokes Stormfly's muzzle.
Thank you for saving my life.
Now let me return the favor.
INT. DRAGON MOUNTAIN - VALKA'S LIVING QUARTERS - LATE
(Scene 1850 - The Last Dance)
As Toothless and Cloudjumper hover for scraps, Stoick and
Valka prepare skewers of fish. She's overwhelmed, lost in her
thoughts, and covering it up poorly.
Mom, you'd never recognize it!
Where we used to make weapons, we
now build saddles, wing slings --
we even fix dragon teeth! You
wouldn't believe how much
Valka offers a skittish half-smile and hands him a plate.
Our son's changed Berk for the
better. I think we did well with
this one, Val.
Stoick places his hands on Valka's shoulders. She flinches,
dropping the plate.
Cloudjumper steals the fish before Toothless can get to it.
Toothless whimpers, and as a sign of acceptance, Cloudjumper
regurgitates the fish so Toothless can have some.
I'm... a little out of practice.
Well, y'know... I didn't marry you
for your cooking.
(to Hiccup and Grump)
I hope not. Her meatballs could
kill more beasts than a battle axe.
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I've still got a few knocking
around in here. Ha ha!
Gobber takes a bite, gags, and dump the entire plate of fish
skewers into Grump's mouth like a trash can.
And once you move back in, with all
of your dragons, Drago won't even
stand a chance. Everything will be
Stoick can see that Valka is overwhelmed. He lays a hand upon
Hiccup's shoulder, calming him.
Slow down, son. It's a lot to take
Valka crosses the room to fill a flask with water, back
turned to the group, as Stoick eyes her sympathetically. He
decides on a different approach... and whistles a familiar
ON VALKA, as her eyes widen, stirred, recognizing the melody.
She turns away from Stoick, as the water overflows from the
Oh, I love this one!
Stoick approaches her delicately.
Remember our song, Val?
Hiccup watches him, curious, as Stoick FUMBLES THROUGH THE
FIRST VERSE of an old Viking courting song:
I'll swim and sail on savage seas,
with ne'er a fear of drowning. And
gladly ride the waves of life, if
you will marry me.
Valka avoids his gaze, wallowing in a mess of emotions.
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No scorching sun, nor freezing cold
-- will stop me on my journey!
Stoick scowls at him, then returns his attention to Valka.
If you will promise me your
Stoick pauses, setting Valka up for her part of the duet.
Stoick hangs eagerly, awaiting her words, but Valka closes
her eyes, rejecting his invitation. He lets out a heavy-
hearted sigh. But nostalgia gets the better of Valka. She
softly SINGS HER PART:
And love me for eternity.
Stoick beams. She brushes past him, setting into the center
of the chamber and holding her forearm aloft in invitation.
Stoick crosses his forearm against hers, initiating a
beautiful dance to accompany the song.
My dearest one, my darling dear,
you mighty words astound me. But
I've no need of mighty deeds, when
I feel your arms around me.
The dance is full of charming missteps as Stoick and Valka
recreate a moment from their past, before Hiccup's wonder-
But I would bring you rings of
gold. I'd even sing you poetry.
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And I would keep you from all harm,
if you'd stay here beside me.
I have no use for rings of gold. I
care not for your poetry. I only
want your hand to hold. I only want
you near me.
Gobber can't help himself. He drags Hiccup onto his feet so
that he can join in the dancing, too.
VALKA, STOICK, & GOBBER
To love and kiss, to sweetly hold.
For the dancing and the dreaming.
Through all life's sorrows and
delights, I'll keep your love
Hiccup is amazed by the sight of his giddy parents, spinning
and laughing in each others' arms, reunited.
VALKA, STOICK, & GOBBER (CONT'D)
I'll swim and sail through savage
seas, with ne'er a fear of
drowning. And gladly ride the waves
of life, if you will marry me!
Gobber carries the last note...
I'm still going...
Hiccup taps him.
Valka and Stoick slow to a stop, WINDED and LAUGHING.
Ah... I thought I'd have to die
before we'd have that dance again.
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No need for drastic measures.
For you, my dear... anything.
She smiles sweetly. Stoick's eyes well with tears. He goes
down on one knee, proposing to her anew.
Will you come home, Val? Will you
be my wife once again?
Toothless nudges Valka closer to Stoick. They laugh as Hiccup
joins them. Stoick throws his arm around him.
We can be a family! What do you
Valka, between tears and laughter, turns to Hiccup.
Gobber pops his head in.
Great! I'll do the cooking!
Thank Odin you didn't listen to me,
son. We never would have found each
Suddenly, Toothless and Cloudjumper suddenly perk up, sensing
something unheard. Hiccup notices.
Dragons SWARM past Valka's chamber, racing toward some
They're answered by subsequent HEAVY BOOMS that reverberate
through the fortress.
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EXT. DRAGON MOUNTAIN - MOMENTS LATER
(Scene 1900 - Surprise Guests)
Valka rushes out to find...
DRAGO'S ARMADA in the lagoon below and his forces of
thousands now landed upon the beach.
They launch catapults and ballistas into the icy spires,
gaining entrance into the mountain's tunnels.
Hiccup, Stoick, and Gobber catch up to Valka.
Valka tries to hurry off, fuming. Stoick stops her.
Val! It's all right, it's all
right. We're a team now.
Now what do you want to do?
She glances from Hiccup to Stoick.
We have to save the dragons.
Aye. You got it!
He throws an arm around Hiccup.
Come on, son.
ON THE BATTLEFIELD
VALKA'S DRAGONS SWOOP down to engage the attackers, picking
up soldiers and carrying them off while Drago stands in the
line of fire, unflinching.
The catapults continue to bring down the icy defenses of
dragon mountain. Drago's men pour into the tunnels.
Whatever comes, keep hitting the
mountain! We need to draw the alpha
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Drago's armored DRAGON ARMY takes wing, clashing with Valka's
dragons in the skies.
Ready the traps!
Iron jaws are opened like bear traps, revealing screeching
`bait' dragons within. Valka's dragons swoop down to rescue
them, only to be SNAPPED UP in the fearsome jaws.
A second set of traps are cocked open, but instead of dragon
cries, ZIPPLEBACK GAS seeps out... followed by an EXPLOSION.
The TWINS rocket out of the trap, riding BARF and BELCH.
They're joined by Astrid and the rest of the GANG, bursting
out of the traps atop Meatlug and Hookfang.
Eret comes flying out last, WAILING aboard Stormfly. He
struggles to hold on, as she rejoins Astrid (riding Meatlug,
along with Fishlegs). He gives them a sheepish shrug.
You really are full of surprises.
She leaps onto Stormfly, steadying them.
Together they rocket across the sky...
Dragon Riders coming through!
And DIVE-BOMB the traps, setting them aflame. The yokes and
leather bindings restraining the bait dragons are
incinerated, freeing them to fly away, unharmed.
CUT THEM DOWN!
Projectiles are launched, one of which KNOCKS Ruffnut off her
dragon. She PLUMMETS past Eret toward the rocky shore below.
Eret, son of Eret!
She suddenly grabbed by both arms before hitting the rocks.
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RUFFNUT'S POV: of Snotlout on one side... and Fishlegs on the
other. SOFT and ROMANTICIZED as her epiphany dawns.
Above them, more catapults fire, bringing down massive spires
of ice, directly over Astrid and Eret.
Up, girl! To the left, Eret! That's
it! Look out!
It's about to crush them when... it's BLOWN TO PIECES by
Toothless' fireball. Hiccup, Stoick, and Gobber come bursting
through the flames on their dragons.
Hiccup and Toothless arc across the sky triumphantly and set
their sights on a downed dragon surrounded by soldiers.
Toothless BLASTS one of Drago's net launchers, knocking it
onto its side. Stoick then CHOPS the trigger line, FIRING the
catapult and NETTING the throng of soldiers, freeing the
Drago's ARCHERS target Stoick with their arrows.
Take `em down!
Gobber flies up from behind, KNOCKING the archers out with
Grump's tail. Gobber chuckles.
DRAGO hears Toothless' tell-tale BANSHEE scream and turns to
see him streaking across the sky.
Hiccup catches up to Astrid and Eret on Stormfly.
Welcome aboard, dragon rider!
Thanks. I think.
Astrid glares, both relieved and annoyed to see Hiccup.
Where have you been?
Oh, y'know. Catching up with Mom.
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Astrid shoots him a confused glare. He nods skyward. Astrid
and Eret look up to see...
VALKA, in full warrior garb, rising from the towering ice
spikes, atop Cloudjumper.
An earth-trembling roar follows as the Bewilderbeast rises
That's your mother?!
Well, now you know where I get my
ON DRAGO, gawking in awe as the great BEWILDERBEAST BLASTS
an epic explosion of ice upon the attackers.
The alpha! Now we have a fight!
Valka blasts overhead on Cloudjumper, commanding swarms of
dragons to swoop down and attack Drago's army. A swarm of
Zipplebacks set themselves aflame and roll like fiery wagon
wheels through the battlefield, scattering soldiers and
destroying war machines.
One of them gets CAUGHT under a Dragon Swatter, but Hiccup
and Toothless double-back for a rescue.
There! Come on, Toothless! Show
them what you got, bud.
Toothless dive-bombs the swatter and DESTROYS it with a
plasma bolt, freeing the dragon.
BACK TO VALKA, on Cloudjumper as they pry Drago's armored
dragons off of the flailing wild ones. A net suddenly
envelops Cloudjumper. They CRASH heavily, but Valka cuts
herself free, sliding to a stop just paces away from Drago.
I've waited a long time for this!
Drago cocks his bull hook, ready to strike, but Valka
deflects Drago's hit and attacks him.
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You cannot take our dragons! They
are controlled by the alpha!
Then it's a good thing I brought a
He turns to the flagship and YELLS savagely, whirling his
The heavy chains are released. The underwater creature, now
freed, breaks the surface in an epic cascade of seawater. It
rises toward the shoreline, revealing itself to be...
A SECOND BEWILDERBEAST -- bigger, meaner, and covered in
scars that indicate years of training and abuse. The chains
fall away from iron cuffs fastened to its massive tusks.
I WAS WAY OFF! THAT IS A CLASS TEN!
Drago's challenger lumbers onto the beach, focused on Valka's
Come on! Take down the alpha!
Valka attacks Drago with her bullhook, trying to stop his
commands, but Drago strikes back, knocking her forcefully
onto her back. He pins her as she struggles, removing her
mask and staff. He's about to finish her off, when WHAM! He's
knocked to the ground. He looks up, fuming, to see Stoick
helping Valka to her feet.
For you, my dear... anything.
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As Drago gathers his weapon and drops his heavy cloak,
circling Stoick, Drago's Bewilderbeast confronts Valka's in a
Val, do you think you can stop
I'll do my best! Come on,
Valka cuts the nets away and hops onto Cloudjumper, flying
off toward the Bewilderbeasts as they charge each other,
Drago LUNGES at Stoick, SWIPING his bullhook.
You... I watched you burn!
The two imposing warriors CLASH WEAPONS, SLASHING and LANDING
It takes more than a little fire to
Valka flies between the Bewilderbeasts, waving her staff
commandingly, but to no effect.
BACK TO STOICK AND DRAGO
As Drago hooks and yanks the axe out of Stoick's hands.
Gobber flies by and HURLS his mace attachment.
Stoick catches it and lands a direct hit on Drago.
But, with a devastating SWIPE, DRAGO's Bewilderbeast takes
down Valka's, plunging in its tusks and burying its
opponent's lifeless body under an avalanche.
Hiccup and the others watch in horror as dragons everywhere
land and bow their heads in acknowledgement of the new alpha -
- DRAGO'S ALPHA.
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Drago points his bullhook toward Valka and Cloudjumper.
Now finish her!
Stoick whirls around, spotting Valka and Cloudjumper in the
Drago's Bewilderbeast INHALES... and BLASTS! Valka steers
Cloudjumper out of the way, but ice HITS his tail, causing
them to SPIRAL out of control toward the icy spires.
He LEAPS onto Skullcrusher, spurring him into the air.
Skullcrusher, go! Come on, Gobber!
Stoick tosses the mace back to Gobber in passing, who follows
brazenly, waving it aloft.
Right behind ya, Stoick!
EXT. DRAGON MOUNTAIN - CONTINUOUS
(Scene 2000 - Stoick's Sacrifice)
With his tail impaired, Cloudjumper struggles against a
throng of oncoming dragons. Valka is knocked off, but manages
to cling to her dragon's neck.
As she loses her grip and FALLS...
Stoick LEAPS from Skullcrusher and CATCHES Valka. He sinks
his axe into an icy column, and they slide to a safe landing.
Drago's Bewilderbeast presses closer, sniffing them out.
BACK TO HICCUP, spotting Drago on the battlefield, commanding
the Bewilderbeast to finish the job.
Hiccup lands Toothless a few paces from Drago and brazenly
removes his helmet. Drago eyes him, incredulous, then begins
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This... is the great dragon master?
The son of Stoick the Vast? What
shame he must feel.
Toothless snarls, ready to blast, but Hiccup calms him with a
All of this loss, and for what? To
become unstoppable? To rule the
Drago smirks and turns away from Hiccup.
Dragons are kind, amazing creatures
that can bring people together.
Or tear them apart.
Drago LAUGHS mockingly, then removes his FALSE ARM, revealing
a stump at his shoulder. Hiccup is taken aback.
You see, I know what it is to live
in fear. To see my village burned,
my family taken.
He reattaches the prosthesis, circling Hiccup menacingly.
But even as a boy, left with
nothing, I vowed to rise above the
fear of dragons and liberate the
people of this world.
Then why a dragon army?
Well, you need dragons to conquer
Or maybe you need dragons to
To control those who follow you...
and to get rid of those who won't.
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Drago grabs his bullhook and re-approaches Hiccup. Toothless
The world wants peace. And we have
the answer, back on Berk. Just let
me show you.
NO! Let ME show YOU.
Drago SHRIEKS madly, summoning the Bewilderbeast. Toothless
circles Hiccup, protectively.
ON THE BEWILDERBEAST, about to blast Stoick and Valka. It
hears Drago's distant wails, and approaches obediently.
Stoick follows its stare to the distant battlefield below. He
spots Hiccup and Toothless a few paces from Drago.
He rushes off. Valka follows, racing past Gobber as he
finally joins them, winded from having run up the mountain.
Come on, Gobber!
Okay, change of plans.
He hurries back down the mountain after them.
BACK TO DRAGO
jabbing his bullhook into the ground commandingly. The
Bewilderbeast flinches and stops, submissive.
No dragon can resist the alpha's
command. So he who controls the
alpha, controls them all.
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Drago points to Toothless. The Bewilderbeast stares and
HISSES, forcing Toothless to cower under a hypnotic
ultrasonic broadcast. Toothless struggles against the alpha's
command, writhing and grinding his head against the ground.
Toothless? You okay, bud? What's
Toothless fights the command, shaking his head in protest.
The Bewilderbeast insists, with a mesmerizing glare and a
low, throaty grumble... until Toothless finally succumbs to
its control. He raises his head, his stare vacant and
robotic, as his pupils turn to slits.
Drago then points to Hiccup. The Bewilderbeast responds,
HISSING again at Toothless.
Witness true strength. The strength
of will over others. In the face of
it, you are nothing.
Toothless slowly turns to face Hiccup. Advancing.
Uh, what did he just tell you?
Bounding across the ice, pushing himself to make it to Hiccup
BACK ON HICCUP
Toothless, what's the matter with
you? What're you doing?
Hiccup is backed against fallen ice, with Toothless advancing
mindlessly, and nowhere to run.
Toothless opens his yawning mouth. Gas seeps from his throat.
Knock it off! Stop! Snap out of it!
Stoick barrels through ice formations and over war machines,
racing against time.
Toothless! No! Toothless! Don't!
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Hiccup sees Stoick about to run into the fray.
Stoick leaps in front of it, shoving Hiccup out of the way
and absorbing the blast in the process. He's thrown against
the ice with great impact.
ON VALKA, hearing the blast, horrified.
Drago glances back, seeing Stoick laying lifeless in the
aftermath, pleased by the sudden turn of events. He shuffles
Stunned, Hiccup comes to and sees Stoick in the rubble. He
rushes past the still-entranced Toothless, straining to
scatter the ice boulders on top of Stoick's body.
Valka arrives, winded and aghast.
She helps Hiccup to turn Stoick's body over. Valka presses
her ear to Stoick's heart, confirming his death with a mere
glance to Hiccup. He tears up, overwhelmed.
Gobber, Astrid, Eret, and the Gang arrive, slack-jawed.
Satisfied, the Bewilderbeast turns away, releasing Toothless
of the trance-like state. Toothless blinks, coming to and
confused. He approaches the group, sniffing Stoick's hand.
Hiccup SHOVES him.
No! Get away from him!
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Toothless recoils, innocently.
GO ON! GET OUT OF HERE! GET AWAY!
Toothless retreats like a scolded dog, ear plates back and
head hung low. Valka watches, broken-hearted, as Hiccup falls
upon Stoick, inconsolable.
It's not his fault. You know that.
On the battlefield, the alpha BELLOWS, calling all of the
dragons to gather. Meatlug, Stormfly, Hookfang and the others
all follow the command as the Gang calls after them.
VALKA (O.S.) (CONT'D)
Good dragons under the control of
bad people do bad things.
Drago notices Toothless tumble down a snow-bank, once again
slit-eyed and entranced, but unable to fly to the alpha
without a rider. Drago pins him down, eyeing the saddle,
pedals, and prosthetic tail.
ON HICCUP and VALKA
In tears as Toothless rises into view, with Drago in the
GATHER THE MEN AND MEET AT BERK!
His soldiers cheer in the thousands.
Hiccup tries to go after Toothless, but Valka holds him back.
Drago JABS his bull hook and points toward the horizon. The
alpha BELLOWS, commanding an exodus as it leads the way.
Hiccup watches, powerless as all dragons TAKE WING and
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EXT. DRAGON MOUNTAIN - LAGOON - DUSK
(Scene 2100 - Viking Funeral)
A KEEL grinds against the shoreline pebbles as a listing,
battered ship is pushed into the still iceberg-filled lagoon.
May the Valkyries welcome you, and
lead you through Odin's great
battlefield. May they sing your
name with love and fury, so that we
might hear it rise from the heights
of Valhalla... and know that you've
taken your rightful place at the
table of kings.
Bows and pitch-dipped arrows are gathered from the
battlefield. Gobber hands a set to Hiccup, meeting his eyes
with sympathetic glance.
For a great man has fallen. A
warrior. A chieftain. A father. A
Hiccup dips his arrowhead in a smoldering chunk of wreckage,
igniting the pitch that coats the tip.
He releases his arrow, which sails through the air and lands
on the deck of the ship, where Stoick is laid out on a pyre,
covered by a sail, his axe upon his chest.
The others follow Hiccup's lead. They DRAW BACK in unison and
LOOSE their arrows, filling the sky with crisscrossing,
flaming streaks. They arc over the lagoon and set the ship
ON HICCUP, fighting back emotion and losing the battle.
I'm sorry, Dad.
He eyes the engulfed ship.
I'm not the chief that you wanted
me to be. And I'm not peacekeeper I
thought I was. I don't know...
Valka watches him, her heart breaking. She steps forward.
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You came early into this world. You
were such a wee thing. So frail, so
fragile. I feared you wouldn't make
Hiccup lowers his eyes, but Valka lifts his chin.
But your father... he never
doubted. He always said you'd
become the strongest of them all.
And he was right.
You have the heart of a chief and
the soul of a dragon. Only you can
bring our worlds together. That is
who you are, son.
Hiccup meets her bolstering stare. He turns to the ship and
watches it in silence, silhouetted in its glow.
I was so afraid of becoming my dad.
Mostly because I thought I never
could. How do you become someone
that great? That brave? That
I guess you can only try.
(to the others)
A chief protects his own. We're
Uh, with what?
He took all the dragons.
Not all of them.
EXT. ICE CHANNELS - MOMENTS LATER
(Scene 2200 - Hatchlings to the Rescue)
WHOOSH! WHOOSH! WHOOSH! JUVENILES BLUR past, like flying
raptors, ZIGZAGGING wildly.
Riding bareback, Hiccup & Co. HURTLE through the narrow ICE
CHANNELS -- created by massive splits in the iceberg shelves.
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I don't want to die!
We can't fly these things!
Yeah, no kidding!
Fishlegs barrels into a snow bank, sending several chunks
right into Eret's face as rides inverted and HOLLERING.
But won't that Bewilderbeast just
take control of these guys, too?
They're babies. They don't listen
Yeah, just like us!
Gobber follows up the rear clumsily, STRUGGLING for control.
This... is... very dangerous!
He PULLS ALONGSIDE Hiccup and Valka.
Some might suggest this is poorly
Well, it's a good thing that I
A SHARP RIDGE RUSHES up at them. They're going to CRASH.
Hiccup ROUNDS one side of it, and Gobber flies down the other
side. They shout through gaps in the iceberg.
So what IS your plan?!
Get Toothless back and kick Drago's-
He's interrupted by another closure in the gaps of ice. They
blast out of the other side.
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They SPLIT to avoid another peak and then reconvene, only to
find another icy outcropping directly in their path.
And that thing.
Gobber HITS it, with a THUD and a YELP.
EXT. BERK - NIGHT
(Scene 2450 - Hiccup Vs. Toothless)
Torches burn in their braziers as Berk slumbers... until the
Bewilderbeast approaches, STOMPING down on the monolithic
Viking statues that guard the harbor.
INT. GOTHI'S HOUSE - CONTINUOUS
The sound of destruction rouses a flock of Terrible Terrors
and Gothi, who was sleeping under the dragons. Their pupils
turn to slits, and heeding the ultrasonic call, they fly off.
Gothi shuffles onto her deck, confused, then GASPS at
INT. VIKING HUT - CONTINUOUS
A Gronckle lounges peacefully by the fire, as his Viking
owner lavishes him with scratches.
Ah, that's a good boy!
The Gronckle's eyes suddenly turn to slits and it, too, takes
wing, knocking over a chair and table as it heads for the
Watch the furniture! Where are you
It barrels out of the hut and into the night sky as the
Viking rushes to the doorway, spotting the same arresting
sight with a gasp.
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EXT. GREAT HALL - CONTINUOUS
Vikings pour out of the Great Hall as all of Berk's dragons
fill the night sky and join the ranks of Drago's growing
The Bewilderbeast rises out of the sea, bearing down on the
people of Berk as Drago hovers on Toothless, leading the
charge. The Vikings stare, aghast.
Your chief is dead.
Waves of shock and whispers of "Stoick?" spread through the
No one can protect you now.
He thrusts his bull-hook, commanding the Bewilderbeast to
fire. The Vikings watch in horror as the Bewilderbeast opens
its yawning jaws and BLASTS.
EXT. SKIES/BERK - NIGHT
Dragon roars grow louder as Hiccup & Co. approach through
clouds, racing against time.
They collectively GASP at the sight of Drago's Bewilderbeast
having now covered most of the village in explosions of ice.
Berk's now commandeered dragons circle in a huddle behind
him, joining Valka's flock, and corralled by Drago's armored
He took all the dragons!
Distract the alpha. Try to keep his
focus off of Toothless.
Have you forgotten who you're
He brazenly aims his baby dragon toward the Bewilderbeast.
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There isn't a dragon alive that I
His baby dragon dives toward the sea instead.
Except for this one!
The others shrug and follow. As they get closer, the
Bewilderbeast looms bigger and BIGGER.
Berk's Vikings in hiding notice Hiccup and the others as they
Look, it's Hiccup!
The Vikings CHEER.
ON DRAGO, surprised to see Hiccup and the others approaching.
With an irate HUFF, the Bewilderbeast focuses on Hiccup,
gaining ever closer to Toothless.
Suddenly, a SHEEP appears in its sight, rising and falling
out of view. The Bewilderbeast blinks, confused.
It looks down to see Eret catching the falling sheep and
reloading it into the game launcher, as Tuffnut cocks the
mechanism and Ruffnut pulls the trigger.
Keep `em coming!
Snotlout tosses the black sheep to Tuffnut.
Black sheep, baby!
Exasperated, the alpha inhales, about to blast, when... HONK!
The game horn blares, breaking his concentration.
He turns, finding the horn unmanned. The Bewilderbeast then
returns his focus to the sheep launcher, until the BLACK
SHEEP LANDS on the his face, bouncing down his facial spines
and becoming lodged.
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The Bewilderbeast shakes the black sheep off and prepares to
HONK! The alpha whips around -- still no one at the horn.
ON FISHLEGS, giggling and hiding behind the game horn.
The Bewilderbeast finally lets loose the ice blast, covering
the entire horn in jagged spikes... as Fishlegs leaps from
BACK TO HICCUP
as he reaches Drago, hovering directly in Toothless' sights.
You certainly are hard to get rid
of. I'll say that.
Hiccup ignored him and focuses on Toothless' slitted pupils.
Toothless? It's me, bud. It's me.
I'm right here. Come back to me.
TOOTHLESS' POV: Hiccup appears as an unfamiliar red blur,
still firmly under the control of the Bewilderbeast.
He is not yours anymore. He belongs
to the alpha!
Drago smugly sits back in the saddle, his arms open in
But, please, oh great dragon
master, try to take him. He will
not miss a second time.
Hiccup holds strong, maintaining eye contact with Toothless.
He reaches out to touch him.
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It wasn't your fault, bud. They
made you do it.
Drago's amusement fades as Toothless stirs. His pupils
DILATE, then NARROW again.
You'd never hurt him.
You'd never hurt me.
Drago watches, amazed, as Toothless fights the control.
How are you doing that?
Hiccup holds the stare, tears in his eyes.
Please. You are my best friend,
Bewilderbeast ROARS a forceful command.
My best friend.
Toothless' pupils jitter, then DILATE fully. He coos
Thatta boy! That's it! I'm here!
Toothless' eyes finally dilate fully and resolve on Hiccup's
Drago goes from astounded to alarmed. Drago STRIKES Toothless
with the bull hook in a vain attempt to regain control.
Toothless ROARS defiantly, snatches the bull hook in his
jaws, and PULLS... yanking Drago off of his back and sending
him both PLUMMETING to the sea.
But without a rider, Toothless drops out of the sky as well.
Hiccup leaps from the baby dragon, diving after him.
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Drago breaks his fall, landing heavily upon the
As Hiccup tucks in his arms, trying to close the gap between
he and Toothless before they both make impact with the ocean.
Almost there, buddy. Almost there!
Hiccup reaches Toothless. They pair up, mid-air, and
skyrocket past Drago as he hobbles to the top of the alpha's
EXT. BERK - VILLAGE - MOMENTS LATER
(Scene 2500 - One True Alpha)
Hiccup looks back at Drago, now issuing commands from the top
of the Bewilderbeast's head.
We need to get those two apart.
Hiccup flies Toothless past a flag pole tears a strip of the
The Bewilderbeast BLASTS in their direction, barely missing
them as they disappear around the back of a mountain.
We gotta block him out, Toothless.
Do you trust me, bud?
Toothless coos, allowing Hiccup to BLINDFOLD him with the
flag. Hiccup calms him with a touch.
We can do this. You and me. As one.
Hiccup SPLAYS Toothless' mechanical tail. Toothless responds,
MATCHING the move with the natural half.
That's it. Now let's try this one
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They PEEL around the other side of the mountain, heading
back toward Drago and Bewilderbeast, passing Astrid and the
cheering Vikings on the ground.
Take them down, babe!
The Viking roar in support as Hiccup and Toothless race past.
Valka watches with pride as her son hurtles towards Drago and
Go get `em.
Take control of it!
The Bewilderbeast's HISS becomes a furious ROAR, but to no
avail. Hiccup clamps his hands over Toothless' ear plates,
muffling the alpha's commands.
Shut it out, Toothless!
The Bewilderbeast BLASTS!
Toothless suddenly PULLS UP, ARCING over Drago's head! Drago
LAUGHS, victorious, then pauses in shock.
DRAGO'S POV: as Toothless climbs inverted through the sky,
the blindfold falls free, revealing an EMPTY SADDLE.
Drago WHIRLS around, wide-eyed, to see...
HICCUP ZOOMING TOWARD HIM, his wing-suit deployed, and his
Dragon Blade trailing Zippleback gas. Drago SWIPES but misses
him. Hiccup clicks the lighter and ignites the gas, blasting
Drago off his Bewilderbeast with a SCREAM.
Drago PLUMMETS, BREAKING HIS FALL against the massive
dragon's spines and landing hard on the ground, his bullhook
landing just out of reach.
The Bewilderbeast WHIPS its tail, trying to SWAT down Hiccup.
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TOOTHLESS! IT'S NOW OR NEVER!
Toothless pops open his dorsal blades, arcs skyward, and
rejoins Hiccup just before colliding with the alpha's tail.
Come on, bud!
Together again, they speed along the length of the thrashing
And shoot past the tip of the tail, narrowly making it!
Yeah! We did it!
They arc through the sky and LAND a few paces from Drago,
kicking up a trail of dust.
Battered and weary, Drago reaches for his bullhook. Hiccup
extends and fires up his Dragon Blade, hurling it like a
javelin, and sticking it in the ground between Drago and his
weapon, singeing his outstretched hand.
Hold him there Toothless!
Toothless SNARLS a warning, ready to blast.
It's all over now.
But the cloud of dust settles, revealing the Bewilderbeast,
rising behind Hiccup, ready to blast him instead.
Or is it?
Hiccup spins around, alarmed, as a RUSH of water THUNDERS up
the Bewilderbeast's throat.
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It BLASTS, but Toothless leaps into the way, shielding Hiccup
beneath him. The freezing explosion envelops them both.
Drago laughs to himself as Valka lands her baby dragon and
rushes to the icy explosion, hammering away at it
ON ASTRID and GOBBER, watching from a distance, horrified. As
Valka POUNDS at the ice, a GLOWS forms from deep within. She
realizes what is about to happen and backs away.
A BLAST thunders from inside the ice, SHATTERING it.
Toothless emerges from the debris, revealing Hiccup curled
safely under his wings.
Toothless is steaming, his black skin glowing blue with rage,
his split dorsal blades searing with blue heat, a glow
emanating from his flared nostrils.
He turns back to Hiccup, to check if he's unharmed, then
turns his full attention back to the Bewilderbeast. He leaps
out of the crater and lands upon an ice spire, roaring
The Bewilderbeast bellows back at this affront. Toothless
unleashes a salvo of plasma into the Bewilderbeast's face,
not letting up.
He's challenging the alpha!
To protect you.
The Bewilderbeast ROARS at this act of insubordination.
Toothless fires back, time and again, fully in control.
The alpha thrashes his tusks through the ice, trying to smash
Toothless, but he deftly spring from spire to spire,
continuing his unrelenting attack.
In the midst of the mayhem, the horde of commandeered dragons
-- both Berk's and Valka's -- break free from the control to
witness Toothless' retaliation.
Toothless lands protectively by Hiccup and Valka, commanding
the dragons to shift sides. The follow, amassing behind
Seeing this, Drago panics and rushes toward the
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No, no, no, no! Fight back! Fight!
Drago clambers up the Bewilderbeast's tusk, totally unhinged.
(to the defecting dragons)
What's the matter with you?
The Berkians swell in to show their unified support. Drago
fumes as Hiccup and Toothless fly up together onto an ice
Now do you get it? This is what it
is to earn a dragon's loyalty.
Let this end now.
Never! Come on!
He hammers the Bewilderbeast, spurring it into a charge.
Toothless calls over his shoulder, commanding the dragons to
ready themselves. He then BLASTS the Bewilderbeast, mid-
charge. Suddenly, Skullcrusher fires. Followed by another,
Hiccup looks around, amazed to see the flock of dragons
opening fire on Drago and his Bewilderbeast. They've started
Drago is forced to hide from the fiery barrage by taking
cover in the tall spines of the giant's crown.
FIGHT! BLAST THEM!
His prosthetic arm is blasted clean off by one of his own
The Bewilderbeast rears back to cover them all in ice, but
Toothless lets loose a powerful shot. The Bewilderbeast's
head is KNOCKED backward by a blue-flame fireball.
As the smoke clears, one of its massive TUSKS FALLS to the
ground, sheared clean off. Drago glares at Toothless.
Toothless ROARS commandingly, calling an end to the fight.
The alpha protects them all.
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Overwhelmed and overpowered, the Bewilderbeast yields to the
new alpha and heeds Toothless' command, retreating into the
sea in an explosive splash.
The Berkians CHEER in victory!
As the smoke clears, Hiccup and Toothless see nothing but
bubbles on the waves to mark their disappearance. No sign of
the Bewilderbeast... or Drago.
Toothless hops down from the spire, cooling off, as people
celebrate all around them.
All of the dragons -- Berk's, Valka's, even Drago's -- land
around Toothless. Cloudjumper bows to Toothless, starting a
wave of bows, acknowledging their new alpha.
Toothless looks around, surprised, then lets out a majestic
ROAR. The assembled dragons join in, roaring in tribute.
Toothless turns to Hiccup as he approaches.
You never cease to amaze me, bud.
Toothless GURGLES and licks Hiccup's face. Hiccups squeals,
trying to get away.
Toothless! You know that doesn't
The crowd laughs. All around them, Berk's dragons reunite
with their Vikings.
Stormfly bounds into Astrid.
Oh, give me a cuddle, Grumpy!
Grump lands ON TOP of Gobber, flattening him.
Relieved to the point of tears, Snotlout and Fishlegs race
towards the expectant Ruffnut...
Who's my little princess?
... and then right PAST her to embrace their dragons.
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I missed you so much!
Don't you ever leave again,
Ruffnut GRUMBLES, dejected. Barf dips his head in to console
She hugs him. Belch looms in for some affection, but Ruffnut
pushes him away...
And into Tuffnut who glowers back at her.
Hiccup smiles, taking in the happy reunions. Skullcrusher
approaches him, without an owner to reunite with. Hiccup pets
him, as Eret approaches.
That was some pretty fine dragon
wrangling back there. You'd make a
Before Hiccup can respond, Skullcrusher nuzzles Eret
affectionately. Eret chuckles and gently strokes him.
Y'know, Skullcrusher's gonna need
somebody to look after him now.
Hiccup nods reassuringly. Eret looks at Skullcrusher, pausing
to consider it.
I'd be honored.
Valka walks up to her son, bursting with pride.
Your father... he'd be every bit as
proud as I am.
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Thank you. I'm really glad you're
And here I'll stay.
Toothless arrives, purring at Valka's touch as Astrid strides
toward Hiccup, beaming proudly.
See? I told you it was in here.
She places her hand upon his chest, then quickly pokes the
dorsal fin button, popping it open. She GIGGLES.
Ha, ha. Still doing that one?
Come here, you.
He scoops Astrid close and pulls her into a kiss. Gobber
covers a gawking boy's eyes.
Gothi, the elder, taps Hiccup's shoulder, interrupting the
romantic moment. She gestures for Hiccup to kneel. He does
Using ash from a heap of burnt wreckage, Gothi traces a
Viking symbol onto Hiccup's forehead. She bows.
Hiccup stands, meeting Gobber's proud, smiling eyes. Gobber
turns to the silent crowd and throws up his arms.
The chief has come home!
The Berkians erupt with cheers and applause as Hiccup takes
in the moment, acknowledging the weight of responsibility now
Toothless throws back his head and BLASTS in celebration,
spurring all other dragons to follow suit, lighting up the
sky in a spectacular display.
EXT. BERK VILLAGE - DAY
(Scene 2700 - A New Beginning)
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A sheep grazes lazily on the grass as a Terrible Terror
struggles in vain to carry him off. Suddenly, both are
snatched up by a passing dragon.
IN THE AIR
Ruffnut and Tuffnut wrestle over the sheep atop Barf & Belch.
Ruffnut send the sheep flying toward Fishlegs. Snotlout nabs
it instead, blowing a kiss mockingly.
This... is Berk. A bit trampled and
busted and covered in ice, but it's
home. It's our home.
They swoop past a gathered crowd on the battered bleachers as
Snotlout dunks the sheep in his basket. Eret joins the race
They fly past Hiccup and Toothless, who are steadily hoisting
a palette of timber and supplies onto a rooftop where workers
are rebuilding the damaged houses.
Hiccup then turns his attention to a massive statue of
Stoick, presently under construction. He grins with pride.
Those who attacked us are
relentless and crazy. But those who
stopped them? Oh, even more so!
He looks to the horizon, scanning it from east to west to
ensure that no trouble is approaching.
Astrid and Stormfly buzz past him playfully, coaxing him to
join the game. He smiles.
We may be small in numbers, but we
stand for something bigger than
anything the world can pit against
Astrid soars past the blacksmith stall, waving to Valka and
Gobber as they remove the armor from Drago's freed battle
We are the voice of peace. And bit
by bit, we will change this world.
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Realizing that he's late, Gobber hurries over to the sheep
launcher and pulls the trigger, sending the black sheep
hurtling into the air.
Astrid and Stormfly close in on the black sheep, about to
snatch it out of the air, when suddenly, Hiccup and Toothless
dart past, beating them to it. Toothless looks back with a
You see, we have something they
don't. Oh sure, they have armies
and they have armadas...
Toothless and Hiccup dive toward the line of baskets. As they
approach, Toothless bounces Hiccup into the air, allowing him
to dunk the black sheep into Astrid's basket. They reunite on
the other side. The crowd cheers!
But we... we have...
Hiccup and Toothless land upon the chief's dais, joined by
Astrid, Stormfly, and the other dragon riders.
Toothless lets out a proud roar as Hiccup look out over Berk,
gleaming with pride.
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