|“||Designed by Hiccup, Toothless approved.||”|
|— School of Dragons|
|“||The suit was designed to look like Hiccup's beloved dragon, Toothless, and it exemplifies a large part of Toothless' fierce characteristics and fearless personality.||”|
|— School of Dragons|
At some point between How to Train Your Dragon 2 and the third movie (a span of about a year), Hiccup's armor was constructed. As stated in Dragons: Titan Uprising, the suit was supposedly created in order to give proper belly rubs to the Gronckle Molten Magmannette.
Parts of the armor are knocked off and damaged during the final battle against Grimmel, and Hiccup is not seen using it again ten years after the dragons’ departure to the Hidden World.
Hiccup's dragon scale armor appears to be formed of several different pieces tailored to fit his body. There is the helmet, pauldrons, chest plating, a scaled cod piece, torso guards, gauntlet and gloves, scaled leggings and knee guards, and a single boot. There are also two wing structures kept folded for flight when needed. The suit is made out of Toothless' shed scales, so has a predominantly black color. The scales appear to be attached to a black leather base, presumably with Toothless' sticky saliva as the gluing agent. The whole suit is further embellished with a fin on the helmet to streamline flight, as well as belts and holsters to carry items such as the Inferno.
Due to its construction from Toothless' scales, Hiccup's dragon scale armor is effectively impervious to fire. It is unknown if the non-scale portions are also treated in some way to be fire-retardant.
As a suit of armor, it affords some protection from attack, much better than normal clothing. However, dragon skin and scales can be cut and pierced, so the armor is not fully protective from all attack.
Using his successes with previous flightsuit iterations, Hiccup has incorporated a flightsuit within his armor. This allows him to glide and fly in the air independently of dragon transportation for a time.
Due to the fact that this suit has been constructed out of Toothless' dragon scales, they can turn mirror-like if he travels through one of his plasma blasts.
- The use of dragon scales as armor is a concept that goes back to the book series where Hiccup and various other characters use "fire-suits" that is made of dragon scales and is also heat resistant like it is shown in the third film.
- Hiccup is the second known character to have constructed something impervious to dragon-fire, with the first being Drago Bludvist (cape made of black dragon scales).
- This flame-resistant fire suit is made up of 3,620 dragon scales.
- ↑ Jackels, Marisa. (Date Published - March 26, 2019). How MoonRay Became the Hidden Superpower Behind 'How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World'. Animation World Network.
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