This is from Dawn of the Dragon Racers and like, it’s right at the beginning of the race towards the end of the episode.
It’s better when you see it play out because the nine of them (dragon and rider inclusive) do this amazing midair flip/turn movie (I guess it’s kinda like a U-Turn???) IN UNISON.
They’re literally in competition rn and their formation flying is on point. In RTTE S4 Mala talks about Hiccup and Toothless flying in perfect harmony (and how magical it is)… well, definitely applies to the gang (and also their dragons)
I’ve been binge-watching Dreamworks Dragons recently and I’ve determined that the flashback in Dawn of the Dragon Racers takes place after Defenders of Berk. At the very end of “Cast Out: Part Two”, Gobber tells Stoick “Silent Sven just came out of his silence, and you’re not going to like what he has to say”. In the flashback, the whole reason the sheep go rogue is because they don’t like the sound of Not-So-Silent Sven’s voice.
Now, in DotDR during their current time, Hiccup is wearing a green tunic, however in Race to the Edge, underneath Hiccup’s armour he wears a red tunic. Furthermore, the dragon riders are in the Dragon Academy, so we can assume the Edge is no longer in use. We can also assume that the current time in DotDR happens after RTTE due to the little amount of time the gang spends at Berk. The village would not enjoy the lack of dragon races while the gang is at the Edge. The logical point in time for DotDR to take place is after the events of RTTE.
“Teams.” “What do you mean ‘Teams’?” “We should have teams.” “Really? And how do you propose we pick these teams?” “We already did. Me and the Twins against you, Astrid, and Fishface.” “We even have a name.” “Snotnuts.” “Wow, how did I not think of that first?” “I think that’s pretty obvious, we’re sort of the more creative element of the group.” “This is gonna be too easy.”
Like, Hiccup and Fishlegs (and Meatlug and Toothless) won that portrait of them being hung in the Great Hall in Dawn of the Dragon Racers, and that’s great, but you know what I’d love to see.
A portrait nearby it, that’s basically of the gang. The Dragon Riders. Like, Hiccup in the middle, and everybody around him. And I’m pretty sure they wouldn’t be posed all perfect because well… it’s them.