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    Astrid (How to Train Your Dragon)

    Astrid (How to Train Your Dragon)
    Yeah, it's only fun if you get a scar out of it.
    Gender: Female
    Type: Amazonian Viking
    Age: 15 (first film, first three specials, Dragons: the series)
    18-19 (Dawn of the Dragon Racers and Race to the Edge
    20 (second film)
    21 (third film)
    30 (third film epilogue and Homecoming)
    Species: Human
    Portrayed by: America Ferrera
    Nico Parker (How to Train Your Dragon live-action reboot)
    Status: Alive
    Media of origin: How to Train Your Dragon

    Astrid Hofferson is a character that appears in the How to Train Your Dragon Franchise. She is the love interest of Hiccup and grew up alongside the other children of Berk. Astrid was taught from a young age on how to be tough, strong, and brutal dragon-killing warrior. From early age, Astrid began working on restoring her family's honor as well as to earn validation as a fighter, and the respect of the tribal elders. During a flashback in "Fright of Passage", it was revealed that during the Aurvandil's Fire, five-year-old Astrid attempted to take care of the Flightmare by herself. She was quickly stopped by her uncle, the well known Fearless Finn Hofferson, who told her this was not a battle for her just yet. Finn then decided to confront the dragon on his own, leaving his niece watching in concern from afar. In the first film, she was recruited to put out fires during a dragon raid which lead to Hiccup first have a crush on her.

    Why She's Our Astrid

    1. Unlike the rest of the group during the dragon raid, she does not join in the mockery of Hiccup, but instead becomes curious.
      • Similarly enough, she did criticized Hiccup's performance in the Great Hall. However, she didn't mock him unlike the other students. What she did was instead she thought that Hiccup needed to understand his mistakes in the battlefield.
    2. She's pretty. Is there anything else to say? Besides, even Hiccup, Snotlout, and Gustav agree that she's pretty.
    3. She does her best to work hard to reach for her goals which allows her to take pride in her family name.
    4. She is emotionally driven. Even as a warrior, she is sworn to protect those she holds dear. She even blamed herself for her family's near-death in Team Astrid. Even as an adult, Astrid is willing to go rogue and defy direct orders to ensure the safety of her loved ones.
    5. It may be true that Astrid can be short-tempered at times, she does get this character development where she becomes more level-headed upon entering adulthood. Even in the second movie, she does have a more optimistic and relaxed look on life.
    6. She does have a gentle side as well as you may guess. In Race to the Edge, she does exhibits gentleness and is less prone to violence (like wanting to do capture missions over kill missions).
    7. Whenever she does wrong, she does have a mindset of how she can improve herself.
    8. Because of her character she' reliable and is really loyal to Hiccup (she also treats other fairly as well). In fact, she did marries Hiccup in The Hidden World has has two children.
    9. Speaking of Hiccup, she does have methods of encouragement that can vary, but she can really boosts up Hiccup's confidence and stands by him. Even her supportive nature works well beyond Hiccup.
    10. As what you have seen here, you can easily tell that she's pretty smart like her advise that she could give or not being fooled by Heather's act.
    11. She can be playful like in "Shock and Awe", she does pull a prank on the twins as a payback for Loki Day or liking to goof around with Hiccup. Though this is used for her playful side.
    12. She does take care of her Deadly Nadder, Stormfly like a pet. Same goes for other dragons like Sneaky and Axewing.
    13. Like all of the dragon users, she alongside many Berkians started to say goodbye to Stormfly and understands that dragons would never be safe in the human world and the Hidden World is where the dragons truly belong.
    14. She is shown to be Hiccup's second-in-command meaning that she does have leadership as well.

    Bad Qualities

    1. Though she may be smart, she does have a strict side where she attempts to train a new set of dragon riders as shown in "Team Astrid".
    2. In "The Longest Day", due to her overtiredness, Astrid suffered from uncontrollable euphoria. She became overly chipper and peppy, almost to the point of insanity, which is the opposite of the way she usually behaves. Although everyone suffered from the Midnight Sun from overworking,
    3. She can be short-tempered and somewhat of a perfectionist at times.
    4. She becomes jealous of Hiccup when he starts doing great in dragon training and starts going mad, calling him a Son of a half troll rat-eating munge bucket.


    • The name Astrid means "divine beauty", "divinely beautiful", "God's strength" or "Godly strength" in Old Norse.
    • She is the first teen who has a real life name with the second teen being Heather. But, unlike Heather, Astrid's name is historically correct and originates from Viking culture.
    • Astrid does not appear in the original book series, but she bears a strong resemblance to Camicazi from the book series
    • In the game, School of Dragons, Astrid states that her favorite color is Stormfly blue.
    • In 2010, America Ferrera won an EDA Female Focus Award for voicing Astrid.


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