|“||That's a Crimson Goregutter! One of the most endangered dragon breeds! [src]||”|
|“||Although Goregutters have impressive sets of antlers and axe-shaped tails, they are gentler than they appear and like to be left in peace. In battle, however, they have the ability to spew molten lava onto their antlers before ramming opponents with fiery force.||”|
|— Dragonpedia stat card|
The Crimson Goregutter's name was revealed at the 2018 Annecy Film Festival preview of How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.
According to Simon Otto, the Crimson Goregutter is intended to look prehistoric and imposing, but docile at the same time. The antlers were inspired by an extinct species of elk of big proportions. To give the dragon an old aspect, Otto used the skin of a fish, specifically perch.
Hatchling to Adult
Crimson Goregutters are massive dragons with a wingspan comparable to that of a Typhoomerang and are primarily crimson in color with purple details. They have four long and stubby legs, with their forelimbs being longer than their hindlimbs. The Goregutters' most defining features are the massive moose-like antlers that adorn their short-snouted heads. These antlers are large and powerful enough to be used as formidable weapons. The tip of their tails is shaped like a battle axe that can be used for defensive and offensive purposes.
Behavior and Personality
Crimson Goregutters are generally peaceful dragons that prefer to be left alone. Despite their docile nature, they can be aggressive and incredibly dangerous when provoked. They are also very protective to those that they care about, which is illustrated when a rescued Goregutter destroyed a trapper's ship to defend Fishmeat, the infant Gronckle that Fishlegs carries with him all the time.
Crimson Goregutters are able to launch molten lava from their mouths, similar to other Boulder Class dragons such as Gronckles and Hotburples. They are also able to spew their lava onto their antlers before charging onto their intended targets.
Crimson Goregutters are able to produce an ear-splitting sound to communicate within a distance.
Strength and Combat
Due to their huge size, Crimson Goregutters possess an immense level of strength. A single Goregutter can easily knock down the door of a metal cage with its feet, swat humans with its tail, smash a tower of rocks, and destroy the masts of a ship by ramming it with its antlers while flying without any signs of slowing down.
The Dragon Riders rescued a trapped Crimson Goregutter on one of their missions and brought it back to Berk This Goregutter also grew attached to Meatlug's offspring Fishmeat, and accompanies the baby wherever he goes.
Eir Stormheart managed to capture a Titan Wing Crimson Goregutter, prior to the events of this game. She poisoned it with a concoction made of Grimora venom and dragonvine and placed it in the caves of Blood Briar Island.
- The Crimson Goregutter is one the most endangered species of dragons, along with the Sliquifier, the Buffalord, and the Night Fury .
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "Oh, hey, I'm fine! How are you? I checked my notes, and the Shadow Wing belongs in the Stoker Class. This goes for both the Large Shadow and Small Shadow binary breeds. Not sure why that wasn't public knowledge, but here's a handy class chart we use to keep 'em all straight:" (Date Posted - December 8, 2018). Twitter.
- ↑ Giardina, Carolyn. (Date Published - June 14, 2018). 'How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World': Director Dean DeBlois Reveals New Details. The Hollywood Reporter.
- ↑ Snetiker, Marc. (Date Published - February 1, 2019). How to Train Your Dragon 3: Meet The Hidden World's new Dragons. EW.com.