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Hiccup: "Who is that?"
Astrid: "Just a new friend I made."[src]

Astrid's Monstrous Nightmare is a male Monstrous Nightmare who first appeared in "Heather Report, Part 1".


The Outcasts and Astrid

During the events of "Heather Report, Part 1" and "Heather Report, Part 2", the Outcasts were trying to train him, but with no visible results.

He was the dragon chosen for Astrid to train, who was disguised as Heather and was hoping for a Deadly Nadder. She first tried to approach him slowly, but he "flamed up", knocking her back. Astrid then tried a direct approach by grabbing his tail. This just made the dragon angry and he flung her off. Astrid then remembered how Snotlout pinned Hookfang's horns to the ground to calm him down, and did the same to the fiery reptile. He became relaxed and bonded with Astrid. When Alvin brought out Heather's adoptive parents, she, after apologizing, punched the Monstrous Nightmare's nose so he would flame up and attack the Outcasts. He returned at the end when Alvin was about to throw Astrid off a cliff and saved her. It is assumed he is now living on Berk.

Physical Appearance

This Monstrous Nightmare is pale magenta, purple, and yellowish orange in color. His neck and wings are a darker shade of purple, whilst his snout fades into a yellow coloring and his underbelly is pale pink.


Like most Monstrous Nightmares, he is hot-tempered and easy to anger, which was demonstrated when Astrid Hofferson tried to train him, and when she hit him in order to make him rear up and create a diversion. He was also upset and confused from having been caged on Outcast Island. In fact, Astrid only succeeded in training him by displaying her dominance over him and pushing his horns to the ground, in a maneuver that calms all Nightmares. However, he is also shown to be forgiving, seeing as how he later rescued her from Alvin the Treacherous. This could mean that he was intelligent enough to figure out that she only hit him in order to rescue Heather's parents.



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