Wow…someone actually wants to hear my opinion!
Ok, first: You’re right, “hate” is a strong word. I honestly have no idea how to feel about him anymore. He’s a nice person, but I’m sorry, he’s such a dull and poorly developed character…in the sequel (in the original he’s fine btw). And I wouldn’t mind if at least the side characters were given more screentime, but nooo, we have to look at Hiccup because he’s so awesome… (I’m sorry)
Second, I dunno…I think Astrid deserves better? Don’t get me wrong, I don’t find Hiccstird abusive or anything, but I don’t really care about it, sorry. Seriously, in HTTYD2 Hiccup and Astrid have like 5 minutes of screentime together. They could have made them friends and lost nothing.
As for the “Hiccup x everyone” ships - I don’t care about them either because: A) Again, not a Hiccup fan, B) it’s shipping, that’s what people do! Besides Hiccstid is canon, so you have nothing to worry about anyway))
Thank you for the question!