RTTE S4: E13 Shell Shocked Pt 2
Ok yes, it’s cliche, it’s not ideal characterization, and it’s not whatever else. But I mean come on, you cannot tell me Hiccstrid shippers loved this scene deep down. To every shipper, seeing their ship (or OTP) in a situation usually reserved for fan fiction or personal imagination brought to life through professional animation with the character’s official voice actors is exhilarating.
This is one moment where I could care less if the situation could have been written better or if the characters were a little OOC. I was honestly surprised to see this happen because I didn’t think this ‘threatening your lover to bribe you’ situation would ever make it into the official show. I’m grateful it did because my shipper heart was and still is exploding.
It finally does give us a chance to see Hiccup and Astrid’s relationship and dedication when it has previously been put aside or just given a moment or two to shine (which is ideal considering the movies). Others can say what they wish and I do believe the criticism holds value and truth, but in this case, I’m gonna ignore the cliche and drool over the Hiccstrid love the RTTE writers decided to graciously give us. Hiccstrid shippers asked for more official Hiccstrid moments and Dreamworks delivered. :)