How to train your Dragon Parallel
Beautiful parallel, I’m so delighted someone is catching these!!! This is so important. Toothless’ high intelligence of emotion to feel when someone says sorry to the boy he loves. Only then would he give that person what they want. Only when they give that boy the respect he gives him would Toothless give people any slack.
Toothless made them both admit that they had the wrong impression of Hiccup and himself, and only then did he allow them what they wished, be it easing up the ride, and revealing his son. I find Toothless extremely perceptive and protective of Hiccup in these parts in particular.
He was REALLY pissed at Astrid for smacking Hiccup’s hand and running off. His whole body language when they were in the tree and on the ground said ‘you want to start something? Fine. BACK OFF.’ And he did it in a way that never physically harmed her, because he KNEW Hiccup didn’t want her hurt, since Hiccup insisted she was a friend, regardless of her actions.
And then there was Stoick. He’d chained up Toothless and released him, said he was proud of his son and everything, but he still made Stoick admit he was sorry and wrong about them both. He took the time to judge if it was true or not, making absolutely sure he meant it. Because if he hadn’t meant it, then Hiccup’s sacrifices would have been for nothing.
Toothless is a gem of a character and he never speaks a single word. He shielded Hiccup’s body from the fall and protected most of him as best he could because this dragon cares about him more than anything else in the world. In GotNF, he stays out for days looking for Hiccup’s helmet not because it’s just a silly human thing…. that helmet reminds Hiccup of his mother, and I think Toothless either senses this, or understands that he places significance to it, because he brings it back just for him. He smashes his tail because he likes their partnership more than the freedom of having a complete tail.
GODS I LOVE THIS DRAGON.