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Although this article is based on canonical information, the actual name of this subject is pure conjecture.

Fishlegs' Chickenpoxer is a dragon character appearing occasionally in the How to Train Your Dragon Book series.


Fishlegs' Assigned Riding Dragon

During a Herding-Reindeer-on-Dragonback lesson, the students each choose a young Riding Dragon. They were too young to fly with the weight of a rider, but were strong enough to carry them well on the ground. Fishlegs got last choice and ended up with a Chickenpoxer. Being of an ornery nature, Fishlegs' Chickenpoxer immediately bucked him off. It continued to do this several times. Eventually, Fishlegs and the Chickenpoxer work enough to herd reindeer with the rest of the boys and their Riding Dragons.

Later during the lesson, the reindeer, dragons, and boys are surrounded by a huge fire caused by Exterminator dragons. The boys get off their riding dragons, including Fishlegs, as they might panic and dive into the fire. Fishlegs' Chickenpoxer, as well as all the other dragons except Hiccup's Windwalker and Goliath, fly away.

Hunting For Honey on the Island of Beserk

Whilst preparing for a task set by UG the UGlithug, Gobber assigns the Viking novices to train how to survive  whilst riding on their riding dragons. Fishlegs rides on his Chickenpoxer, He also has the occurance of getting bucked off by the dragon continuously. Afterwards, the Hooligans go back home, and hiccup finds out that Fishlegs and the Chickenpoxer have gone back to Beserk, He later finds the duo had crashed in the Beserk forests with a bag full of honey and surrounded by a pack of scarers. When attempting to rescue Fishlegs, the Chickenpoxer gets spooked and flies off with Fishlegs still on its back, Hiccup chases after the dragon until he and fishlegs get tranquilized by posion darters who ambush the boys.


The Chickenpoxer isnt seen again later on in the series, given that Fishlegs gets a new riding dragon, it can be assumed that this dragon has been set free into the wild, however it may have sided with humans during the dragon rebellion. Its main whereabouts are currently unknown

Physical Appearance

Fishlegs' Chickenpoxer is short and "so fat its belly barely cleared the ground". As is typical of Chickenpoxers, this one has various lumps and warts on its body as well as rounded knobs on its head.


Fishlegs' Chickenpoxer is a short-tempered and stubborn dragon, being compared to a Shetland pony. Lacking the deep connection with Fishlegs that Hiccup and his Hiccup's Windwalker, it does not have any compunction about abandoning the boy during a dangerous situation.


How to Twist a Dragon's Tale

Fishlegs' Chickenpoxer first appears in Book 5 as Fishlegs' Riding Dragon.

How to Break a Dragon's Heart

Fishlegs' Chickenpoxer appears in book 10, used as a riding dragon by fishlegs when hunting for honey on Beserk


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