Something of a cantankerous old-timer, Grumblegard was initially a very territorial dragon who absolutely refused to allow anyone on his island, whether or not they came in peace, whether they were dragons or humans. He was uninterested in the Rescue Riders' reason for coming to his island (to acquire a specific food for some baby dragons) and continuously drove them off until they got the better of him and got away with what they came for, though he warned them they'd made an enemy of him.
Grumblegard was as good as his warning as he attacked Huttsgalor as a demonstration of his power and warned the Rescue Riders to leave by tomorrow or he'd destroy their whole island as revenge. It was only after the Rescue Riders' deal with the Slinkwings soured that they and Grumblegard finally spoke peacefully and Grumblegard saw for himself that the Rescue Riders were good company, evident by how they looked after orphaned baby dragons.
They agreed to work together to drive the Slinkwings off of Grumblegard's island, and Grumblegard fooled Winger — a necessary deed, though done in good faith — to reach his full potential and vanquish their mutual enemies.
Grumblegard is a wise and much-kinder dragon than he lets on, and came to appreciate the notion of having company, as he adopted the orphaned dragon babies from the Rescue Riders and took them home with him, and they had no worries in letting him do so as they knew Grumblehard, a wiser and much more knowledgeable dragon, would take good care of them.
Abilities and Skills
Grumblegard is a large adult dragon with the ability to blow powerful gusts and gales of wind that can knock flying dragons out of the air, which is how he kept unwanted visitors from landing on his island.
He is also very knowledgeable about other dragons and knows how to bring out their best as well as how to overcome various setbacks if necessary.
At first, the Rescue Riders got off to a bad start with Grumblegard as he continuously drove them away from his island and ignored their attempts to speak peacefully. After they got the best of him and made off with bark from his island, he went after them in revenge, attacking Huttsgalor and warning them to leave by the next day or he'd destroy their island.
After the situation took a bad turn and Grumblegard finally spoke with them, he saw they were actually very good individuals who cared for other dragons, especially the orphaned baby dragons in their care.
They made amends and parted on good terms.
Lurke, Sizzle, and Vizza are old enemies of Grumblegard as they've attempted to steal food from his island more than once before but he always drove them away. When the Slinkwings tricked the Rescue Riders in order to incapacitate Grumblegard, they seized the opportunity to steal his island for themselves.
With the Rescue Riders' help, Grumblegard got his island back and blew the Slinkwings away.
Grumblegard first met the baby dragons in the Rescue Riders' care after finally agreeing to speak with them peacefully, and despite his crochety attitude, they quickly grew to like him and he developed a grandfatherly fondness for them.
After getting his island back, he offered the Rescue Riders plenty of food for the little ones, but having lived alone for so long, he accepted the Rescue Riders' proposal that he adopt them and take them home.
- In November of 2017, actor John C. McGinley tweeted that he was doing voice work for DreamWorks Animation, and that his character was named Grumblegard, marking one of the first confirmations of the existence of Dragons: Rescue Riders.
- ↑ https://www.twitter.com/JohnCMcGinley/status/935304562713362432 John McGinley's Twitter
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