Mulch is a Viking who first appeared in Dragons: Riders of Berk. His right hand has been replaced by a hook and his left leg by a wooden stick. He is a fisherman, and is often seen alongside his companion Bucket. Mulch and Bucket ride a Hideous Zippleback named Whip and Lash, in Dragons: Race to the Edge.
In "How to Start a Dragon Academy", Mulch, alongside Bucket, completed a fishing run. Unfortunately, their catch was soon eaten by Dragons, causing the pair much distress. Later on, in order to help dissuade the Berkians as to their firm set notions that the dragons are still making trouble, Snotlout and Hookfang chase a shoal of fish into their fishing nets, earning their thanks and the belief that perhaps dragons aren't as troublesome as they first thought.
Mulch had then bought a sheep from Bucket in "Viking for Hire" but refused to pay for it. Gobber, who was taking on some of Stoick's responsibilities, gave them a pair of weapons and had them fight it out.
Mulch was then trying to teach Bucket which animal gives what in "Animal House". After showing Bucket that the yaks are supposed to be giving milk, he notices that the dragons have scared the animals into not producing anything.
In "Alvin and the Outcasts", Mulch then helped in evacuating the children and elderly to Odin's beach when Alvin the Treacherous and his Outcasts came to find the 'Dragon conqueror'. Mulch then went back to find Bucket only to be captured by Alvin and his men.
Mulch approved of Bucket's first portrait of Stoick and a more muscular version of Hiccup, in "Portrait of Hiccup as a Buff Man."
In "Dragon Eye of the Beholder, Part 1", Mulch, alongside Bucket, were fishing when Ruffnut and Tuffnut, and their dragon pretended to be a sea monster. Mulch then saw Trader Johann with them unconscious.
Mulch and Bucket along with Whip and Lash participated in a successful attempt to reclaim Dragon's Edge from the Dragon Hunters and Dragon Flyers, in "The Wings of War, Part 2".
Mulch wears a helmet with four horns on it. He has a fat golden brown beard which spreads around his face, but unlike many viking beards, has no braids or other adornments. Mulch has a green shirt with scale mail armor flowing down it. He also has striped (tan and red) trousers, one of which encloses around his peg leg. He is one of the only Berkians shown to have a four-horned helmet: the others being Ruffnut, Tuffnut and formerly Mildew, before he left for Outcast Island and thus gave up his Berkian identity.
Mulch is a fairly level-headed Viking, often acting as the straight man to Bucket's stupidity. He also seems to be goodhearted and helpful, aiding the Gang in any ways he can. However, he sometimes has a tendency to take an advantage of Bucket's somewhat clueless nature, and condescends over the latter in order to make himself appear more leaderly and sensible to others, especially using Bucket as a scapegoat to pin his mistakes on. This does not, however, seem to meant with malicious intent, and is instead rather a comedic value for the viewers on the duo's relationship.
Abilities, Skills, and Talents
Combat: Mulch is a skilled combatant, able to knock out an armed Berserker soldier with just an eel.
Fishing: Mulch is shown to have the profession of Fisherman on Berk along with Bucket, and seems to able to haul nets in with ease. In the game School of Dragons, a task is set for the player to help Mulch cast a fishing line at the lake, and the player is then required to catch one brown trout. Mulch then talks to the player about fishing, digressing his knowledge on the subject which seems to be quite immense.
Farmer: He is shown to know better how to take care of animals than Bucket does, but he can't tell the difference between a male or female yak, possibly indicating that farming is not one of his core strengths.
Dragon Rider and Trainer: Learning from Astrid's teachings, he was able to tame a Hideous Zippleback with Bucket, as they are shown to be able to ride it and tell it to fire on command.
|Films and Shorts|
|"How to Train Your Dragon":||Absent||"How to Train Your Dragon 2":||Absent|
|"Legend of the Boneknapper Dragon":||Absent||"Dawn of the Dragon Racers":||Appears|
|"Book of Dragons (Short)":||Absent||"How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World":||Absent|
|"Gift of the Night Fury":||Absent||"How to Train Your Dragon: Homecoming":||Absent|
|Riders of Berk|
|1. "How to Start a Dragon Academy":||Appears||11. "Heather Report, Part 2":||Appears|
|2. "Viking for Hire":||Appears||12. "Thawfest":||Appears|
|3. "Animal House":||Appears||13. "When Lightning Strikes":||Appears|
|4. "The Terrible Twos":||Absent||14. "What Flies Beneath":||Appears|
|5. "In Dragons We Trust":||Appears||15. "Twinsanity":||Absent|
|6. "Alvin and the Outcasts":||Appears||16. "Defiant One":||Absent|
|7. "How to Pick Your Dragon":||Appears||17. "Breakneck Bog":||Absent|
|8. "Portrait of Hiccup as a Buff Man":||Appears||18. "Gem of a Different Color":||Appears|
|9. "Dragon Flower":||Absent||19. "We Are Family, Part 1":||Appears|
|10. "Heather Report, Part 1":||Absent||20. "We Are Family, Part 2":||Absent|
|Defenders of Berk|
|1. "Live and Let Fly":||Absent||11. "A View to a Skrill, Part 2":||Absent|
|2. "The Iron Gronckle":||Absent||12. "The Flight Stuff":||Absent|
|3. "The Night and the Fury":||Absent||13. "Free Scauldy":||Absent|
|4. "Tunnel Vision":||Absent||14. "Frozen":||Absent|
|5. "Race to Fireworm Island":||Absent||15. "A Tale of Two Dragons":||Absent|
|6. "Fright of Passage":||Absent||16. "The Eel Effect":||Absent|
|7. "Worst in Show":||Absent||17. "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes":||Appears|
|8. "Appetite for Destruction":||Absent||18. "Bing! Bam! Boom!":||Absent|
|9. "Zippleback Down":||Absent||19. "Cast Out, Part 1":||Appears|
|10. "A View to a Skrill, Part 1":||Appears||20. "Cast Out, Part 2":||Absent|
|Race to the Edge, Season 1|
|1. "Dragon Eye of the Beholder, Part 1":||Appears||8. "Crushing It":||Absent|
|2. "Dragon Eye of the Beholder, Part 2":||Absent||9. "Quake, Rattle and Roll":||Absent|
|3. "Imperfect Harmony":||Appears||10. "Have Dragon Will Travel, Part 1":||Appears|
|4. "When Darkness Falls":||Absent||11. "Have Dragon Will Travel, Part 2":||Absent|
|5. "Big Man on Berk":||Absent||12. "The Next Big Sting":||Absent|
|6. "Gone Gustav Gone":||Absent||13. "Total Nightmare":||Absent|
|7. "Reign of Fireworms":||Absent|
|Race to the Edge, Season 2|
|1. "Team Astrid":||Appears||8. "Edge of Disaster, Part 1":||Absent|
|2. "Night of the Hunters, Part 1":||Absent||9. "Edge of Disaster, Part 2":||Absent|
|3. "Night of the Hunters, Part 2":||Absent||10. "Shock and Awe":||Absent|
|4. "Bad Moon Rising":||Absent||11. "A Time to Skrill":||Absent|
|5. "Snotlout Gets the Axe":||Absent||12. "Maces and Talons, Part 1":||Absent|
|6. "The Zippleback Experience":||Absent||13. "Maces and Talons, Part 2":||Absent|
|7. "Snow Way Out":||Absent|
|Race to the Edge, Season 4|
|1. "Defenders of the Wing, Part 2":||Absent||8. "Gold Rush":||Absent|
|2. "Gruff Around the Edges":||Absent||9. "Out of the Frying Pan":||Absent|
|3. "Midnight Scrum":||Appears||10. "Twintuition":||Absent|
|4. "Not Lout":||Absent||11. "Blindsided":||Absent|
|5. "Saving Shattermaster":||Absent||12. "Shell Shocked, Part 1":||Appears|
|6. "Dire Straits":||Absent||13. "Shell Shocked, Part 2":||Absent|
|7. "The Longest Day":||Absent|
|Race to the Edge, Season 5|
|1. "Living on the Edge":||Absent||8. "The Wings of War, Part 1":||Absent|
|2. "Sandbusted":||Absent||9. "The Wings of War, Part 2":||Appears|
|3. "Something Rotten on Berserker Island":||Absent||10. "No Dragon Left Behind":||Absent|
|4. "Snotlout's Angels":||Absent||11. "Snuffnut:||Absent|
|5. "A Matter of Perspective":||Absent||12. "Searching for Oswald... and Chicken":||Absent|
|6. "Return of Thor Bonecrusher":||Absent||13. "Sins of the Past":||Absent|
|7. "Dawn of Destruction":||Absent|
|"Dragons: Rise of Berk":||Appears||"School of Dragons":||Appears|
|"How to Train Your Dragon":||Absent||"How to Train Your Dragon 2":||Absent|
|"DreamWorks Dragons: Wild Skies":||Absent||"Dreamworks Dragons: Dawn of New Riders":||Absent|
|"Dragons: Titan Uprising":||Absent||"Dragons Hero Portal":||Absent|
- If you look at Mulch's missing body parts, you can see that he is an opposite image of Gobber the Belch, who has lost his left arm and right leg. Mulch lost his right arm and left leg.
- Mulch resembles R2-D2 from Star Wars and Pintel from Pirates of the Caribbean because he is short but smart and has a tall but unintelligent companion.
- Mulch, along with Bucket and Gobber, seem to be the most loyal Vikings to Stoick the Vast because Mulch, Gobber, and Bucket were the only Vikings to help Stoick protect Toothless, as seen in "When Lightning Strikes".
- Mulch is the second person to get a new voice actor in the TV series, with the first being Ruffnut Thorston.
- Mulch wears the same tunic and pants as Gobber did during Snoggletog. (Gift of the Night Fury)
- In Dragons: Race to the Edge, Mulch in Fishlegs' dream played a horn. ("Follow the Leader")
- However, in the dream, Mulch had both hands.
- In School of Dragons, Valka mentions that Mulch was a teenager when she was taken away from Berk, meaning that Mulch is between 30 and 40 years old. Valka also mentions that was as round when he was young as he is now.