The argument between Hiccup and Astrid in "Heather Report Part 1" might be painful to watch and not our favorite Hiccstrid moment, but I feel it’s really important. For that reason, I am glad the writers included it in Riders of Berk. The tensions are even more potent since it's Hiccup who completely messes up - he’s not the perfect Dragon Master all the time, after all. Crushing after Heather to the point of completely dismissing Astrid and even backlashing against her is a huge mistake on Hiccup’s end. Granted, Astrid wasn’t responding nicely either, but she definitely had a point and reason to be angry at him.
Through episodes like these, we get to see a more rounded relationship between Hiccup and Astrid. We watch the awkward scenes when they first fall in love, subsequent scenes when they’re in a relationship, the cheerful scenes when they tease one another, the exciting scenes when they’re in danger and fight for one another, the scenes where they confide in one another, and… the scenes where they don’t see eye-to-eye. All in all, because of episodes like “Heather Report,” we get a very good look inside the life between Hiccup and Astrid.
But man just look at their facial expressions here. Ouch.
This is one of the only playful moments we see between Hiccup and Astrid while they’re teenagers. The teasing banter, competitive grins, and increasingly bold methods they use to block each other from winning the race shows a side to their relationship you don’t see in many other episodes of Riders and Defenders of Berk.
Some time ago I found this ad on eBay and decided to order it. :) And I received it today, so here is my scan of this ad for DreamWorks’ Dragons: Riders of Berk. Please click on the image to view the scan in bigger size.
Feeeeeew…. One week with a little bit… and I finally finished my typography work for school. Ye, this all made just of text, simple like “hahaha” or somewhere you can find Dagur’s replica from TV show, one that I really like “When in doubt, take it out”, it’s somewhere in hair… And when I was really confused I wrote on nose shadow piece of Pushkin’s poem - “Ya pomniu chudnoe mgnovenie” lol 😂 Anyway… I’m really enjoyed to work on it, because I really love this character and DreamWorks at all… hope you all will like my hard homework…
“You save me, I save you - that’s the way it is.” - From Riders of Berk Episode 14: What Flies Beneath.
By far this is one of the most daring, gusty actions you ever see Hiccup do. He intentionally steps off a cliff where, if he is not caught by Toothless, he will be smashed against solid stone at the bottom of his fall. Hiccup has to trust somehow that:
1. Toothless notices his fall.
2. Toothless can get away from his to-the-death fight against the Whispering Death to save Hiccup.
3. Toothless can reach Hiccup in time.
4. Hiccup can get into Toothless’s saddle in time to unfurl Toothless’s tail.
The fact Hiccup and Toothless intentionally jump out to save one another regardless of the very real threat to their own lives only shows the amount of loyalty and trust they have for each other.