How to Train Your Dragon (Franchise) Fandom
How to Train Your Dragon is an American media franchise from DreamWorks Animation and loosely based on the eponymous series of children's books by British author Cressida Cowell. It consists of three feature films: How to Train Your Dragon (2010), How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) and How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019). The franchise also consists of five short films: Legend of the Boneknapper Dragon (2010), Book of Dragons (2010), Gift of the Night Fury (2011), Dawn of the Dragon Racers (2014) and How to Train Your Dragon: Homecoming (2019). A television series following the events of the first film, DreamWorks Dragons, began airing on Cartoon Network in September 2012. The first and second seasons were titled Dragons: Riders of Berk and Dragons: Defenders of Berk respectively. With the third season onwards, the series moved to Netflix and was retitled Dragons: Race to the Edge, where it served as a prequel to the second film and was released from June 2015 to February 2018. The franchise follows the adventures of a young Viking named Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III, son of Stoick the Vast, leader of the Viking island of Berk. Although initially dismissed as a clumsy and underweight misfit, he soon becomes renowned as a courageous expert in dragons, beginning with Toothless, a member of the rare Night Fury breed as his flying mount and his closest companion. Together with his friends, he manages the village's allied dragon population in defense of his home as leader of a flying corps of dragon riders. Upon becoming leaders of their kind, Hiccup and Toothless are forced to make choices that will truly ensure peace between people and dragons. Dean DeBlois, the director of the trilogy, described its story as "Hiccup's coming of age," taking a span of five years between the first and second film, and a year between the second and third film.
The film series has been highly acclaimed, with each film nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, in addition to the first film's nomination for the Academy Award for Best Original Score. Although the movies were well received, it sadly has a toxic community.
Why They Don't Deserve A Dragon
- They don't just love the franchise, they treat it like it's the greatest miracle from Jesus.
- They claim to not care about the Oscars, yet they raged like manchildren when Toy Story 3, Big Hero 6 and Toy Story 4 won over the 3 dragon movies.
- They ignore the fact that How to Train Your Dragon is based on a series of books written by Cressida Cowell rather than just an original movie.
- They won't shut up about a potential sequel to How to Train Your Dragon. They literally just forgot that The Hidden World is supposed to be the final installment of How to Train Your Dragon so it's pretty unlikely that this would happen. At least we got some things like specials (like How to Train Your Dragon: Homecoming).
- Be careful about saying any negative things about the franchise because they'll go nuts if you do.
- Some of them do some really bad ships like Hiccup x Toothless which is beastiality since Hiccup is only a human and Toothless is a dragon.
- There are way too many shipping conflicts. So much so that they will try to act superior towards some ships in the HTTYD universe. For instance, if you were to ship Hiccup with Astrid, some could unfollow you. Ironically enough, Hiccup did marry Astrid in the third film.
- They want HTTYD to be on the image that they want it to be like having Toothless to be gay. While were not trying to sound like homophobes, but there's no need to be ungrateful if your wish didn't come true. Not to mention that Toothless is nothing but a dragon instead of a human since living creatures in real life (though Toothless is fictional) don't feel love like humans do. Also, bear in mind that Toothless' female mate has been planned for years as well.
- There have been some who complained about the Light Fury looking too "feminized" which is really idiotic since the Light Fury is just a female dragon. we wish we were making this up, but this is true. They would go as far as calling it a DeviantArt OC reject or a Wii Fit Trainer wannabe/fursona.
- They would even want Toothless to be with Stormfly instead when they are not the ones being in charge of the franchise.
- Some take their hatred towards The Hidden World too seriously just because the dragons had to be separated from the humans during the film. In fact, there's even a hate subreddit dedicated to hating The Hidden World.
- A few of them would think that The Hidden World is non-canonical which is purely ridiculous since this is supposed to be the end of the movie franchise. Look at this.
- The defenders of The Hidden World are not any better because some toxic defenders would talk trash about them the harshest way possible which does count as opinion lasing.
- With all that's said, the fandom has had people who are at war against each other which consists of them liking or hating on The Hidden World. Especially when it was revealed.
- Then you also have a select few of them who dislike the books series just because it's "not like the movie" or that "it's dark" which is silly. Also, the books came out before the movie.
- On the other side of the road, a little portion of them are book elitists who complain about the littlest things about the movies like how the movies are different from the books. Though this is rare.
- They got upset when any of the newer films don't feature Heather and Dagur when they don't realize that both characters are exclusive to the Dragons TV series
- Hiccup fangirls. That's all we have to say.
- On the topic of shipping and fangirls, they will get upset over people who prefer to watch the movie just for the legit story rather than the ships. Even if How To Train Your Dragon is just a fantasy adventure movie series and not a love story.
- They start warfare with the Brave (Pixar) Fanbase. The reason behind this is because of the war between Hiccup x Merida vs. Hiccup x Astrid which is immature and still counts as opinion lashing. Another reason is how both movies have similar themes.
- They compare Grimmel the Grisly to Adolf Hitler just because they wipe out certain things. Jews for Hitler and Night Furies for Grimmel. No joke.
How They Can Train Their Healthiness and Their Dragon
- You can still find some good fans out there.
- Some might like The Hidden World and the Light Fury. If not, there will be some rational ones who have a point about its defects like some side characters being sidelined or some few things in the plot being a little glossed out.
- Good artwork and cosplays as always.
- Some movie fans may enjoy the books and some book fans may enjoy the movies. You also got the ones who just have their reasonable opinions.
- Some get along with Brave fans (or other movie fandoms). Especially when you have the Rise of the Tangled Brave Dragons portion.