The New Protector
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Our tribe has been waiting generations for our Great Protector to have an heir. And now, it has finally happened.
New Protector is an Eruptodon and the offspring and heir of the Great Protector. He first appeared as an egg in the episode " Out of the Frying Pan" od Dragons: Race to the Edge, Season 4.
He must be protected and must keep his hunger satiated. He's too young and frail to survive.
The Eruptodon was first seen as as egg in "
Out of the Frying Pan", after being laid by its aging mother. Unable to find the strength to carry the egg to the ceremonial site inside the volcano, Hiccup, Fishlegs, and Mala take on the task of getting it to the life giving lava before the egg petrifies and dies. With the help of Fire Terrors, the egg reaches its ceremonial site just in time, and is seen with a heartbeat inside as the lava enfolds it.
A few weeks after hatching, the baby is seen with its mother in "
Shell Shocked, Part 1", eating the lava from their home volcano. With the attack from the Shellfire, Mala asks Fishlegs to take the young dragon somewhere safe. So he takes it with him back to Dragon's Edge.
But when the Edge is also attacked in "
Shell Shocked, Part 2", Hiccup instructs Fishlegs to take the baby to the center of the island, thinking it would be the safest place from the Shellfire. But the local volcano starts waking up with the Shellfire blasts, threatening their safety again. So Fishlegs has the baby eat the lava, while Meatlug guards it, and Fishlegs guards Meatlug.
Oh, praise the Ancients. The new Protector has saved us all.
— A Defender of the Wing man
A Matter of Perspective", its mother is old and slow moving, and unable to reach the village in time to save some of the houses from the overflowing lava. So the New Protector, now a full-grown adult, is beginning to take over. The two dragons exchange an understanding that it's time for the roles to be passed on to the next generation and the older one to retire to Vanaheim. With that, the offspring takes over as the new Great Protector for the Defenders of the Wing.
The New Protector makes a brief appearance in "
The Wings of War, Part 1", when he is seen bathing in a lava pool. Tuffnut then wanted to wrestle him, only to be interrupted by an attack of the Dragon Flyers.
The New Protector was briefly seen during the final fight in "
King of Dragons, Part 2", when he came along with thousands of wild dragons to help the Berserker Bewilderbeast fight off Johann and Krogan's forces.
The New Protector has the same appearance and coloration as his mother. He has lava-colored skin covered by stone grey plates. He has yellow eyes.
As a baby, the New Protector was very active and playful. He was also quite intelligent, as he knew he could save Dragon's Edge by eating the lava from the volcano.
When he grew up, the Eruptodon became less active and more respectful towards his mother and the Defender of the Wing tribe. He liked to bathe often in pools of lava.
The New Protector has a very close relationship with his mother. She was concerned more about her son's safety than herself during
Viggo's Shellfire's attack.
The New Protector was shown to have great respect for his mother's position in the Defender of the Wing tribe, often helping her with ther job. He was very saddened when the Great Protector passed her role to him, as he knew that meant she was going to die soon. He witnessed her departure for Vanaheim and nudged her one last time before she took flight.
The New Protector and Fishlegs became good friends ever since they first met. The boy brought him to Dragon's Edge when he was a baby, in order to protect him from the Dragon Hunters. Fishlegs never let the Eruptodon out of his sight, carrying him in his hands all the time.
When the Shellfire's attacks woke up the dormant volcano, the New Protector wanted to help amd pointed in the direction of lava flowing. Fishlegs understood the message and took the baby closer to the volcano, where he bagan eating lava. Fishlegs and Meatlug defended the Eruptodon while he was eating.
Meatlug is like a second mother to the New Protector. She played with him and fed him with her lava several times. While the baby Eruptodon ate lava from the volcano on Dragon's Edge in order to save the island, Meatlug protected him from the Shellfire's attacks.
The New Protector is the third dragon to appear as a baby and an adult, the first being Torch and the second being Garff.
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• Mildew's Strain • Sunsoak
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Shellfire: Viggo's Titan Wing Shellfire
Shockjaw: Boltbite • Deepfreeze • Defender Shockjaw • Exotic Shockjaw • Snappy-Zappy-Sand-Zapper
Sliquifier: Defender Sliquifier • Exotic Sliquifier • Grazefall • Splashspout • Surflurker
Submaripper: Belchfast •
Deepkeeper • Mariner's Myth • Primal Aquabeast • Shipsbane
Thunderdrum: Bam • Bing • Bludcrest • Boom • Champerone • Defender Thunderdrum • Earsplitter • Eret's Thunderdrum • Lil Lullaby • Reef Thunderdrum • Shifty Murklurker • Tectonic Thunderdrum • Thornado • Warcry • Waveshaker • Whirlwing • Wingburst
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Catastrophic Quaken: Aurum • Blawberry • Captured Quaken • Champion Catastrophic Quaken • Four-Man • Melonquarry • Tormentor • Trained Catastrophic Quaken • Spikeback
Crimson Goregutter: Rescued Crimson Goregutter
Eruptodon: Coaldron • Great Protector • Helpful Eruptodon • Kilnkin • Magmadon • New Protector
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Groncicle: Defender Groncicle • Primal Bewilderbreath • Rubeus • Sweetcicle
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Hotburple: Basket Case • Bedrock Terror • Chartooth • Defender Hotburple • Grump • Eir's Titan Wing Hotburple
Screaming Death: Trained Screaming Death
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Shovelhelm: Clawlifter • Exotic Shovelhelm • Gnawhelm • Guslout
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Grim Gnasher: Gnasteeze
Hackatoo: Cloudcarver • Defender Hackatoo • Exotic Hackatoo • Hackagift
Raincutter: Defender Raincutter • Icecutter • Puddlemuck • Thump
Razorwhip: Exotic Razorwhip • Fighter Razorwhip • Lashbane • Sawtooth • Windshear • Wingnut
Scuttleclaw: Budbite • Defender Scuttleclaw • Helpful Scuttleclaw • Scuttleclaw Hatchlings • Slushclaws
Shivertooth: Exotic Shivertooth • Helpful Shivertooth • Quiverpain
Speed Stinger: Exotic Speed Stinger • Fighter Speed Stinger • Icebreaker • Lead Stinger • Mala's Speed Stingers • Seedling Speed Stinger • Speedy
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Thornridge: Gloomshadow • Primal Thornridge • Thornshade
Timberjack: Axewing • Axewing the Second • Brute Timberjack • Dammen's Timberjack • Defender Timberjack • Driftcleaver • Lithe Loggerjammer • Lonewood • Soaring Sidekick • Stokehead • Stoneslice • Taxi • Tricky Timberjack • Wetland Timberjack
Windstriker: Boiling Billows • Defender Windstriker • Galesplitter • Retired Windstriker • Snaggletooth • Winged Warden
Armorwing: Bandit • Coldsnap • Gresskarmor • Irongaze • Knocks • Liberated Haulmauler • Twist-Trapper
Boneknapper: Bludgeon Knapper • Boneknapper Family • Boneshedder • Brute Boneknapper • Cryptic Collector • Dammen's Boneknapper • Defender Boneknapper • Ghaslit • Gobber's Nemesis • Grave Knapper • Skullcrown • Tomb Thief • Trained Glowing Boneknapper
Buffalord: Big Buff • Big Snuff • Boarcharger • Brute Buffalord • Exotic Buffalord • Mosster
Cavern Crasher: Exotic Cavern Crasher • Firecomb Crasher • Schmoozer • Slimeball • Slimeslinger
Changewing: Baby Changewing • Defender Changewing • Edgewing • Incognito • Phantom • Snuffnut • Springwing • Tuffwing
Death Song: Exotic Death Song • Garffiljorg • Garff's Adoptive Father • Sirenade
Dramillion: Bonnefire • Fishlegs' Dramillion • Titan Wing Dramillion
Flightmare: Defender Flightmare • Exotic Flightmare • Flaredawn • Hofferson's Bane • Injured Flightmare • Skystreaker • Trancemare • Viggo's Flightmare
Foreverwing: Guardian of the Forest
Hideous Zippleback: Barf and Belch • Defender Hideous Zippleback • Barf and Belch's Mate • Barf and Belch's Offspring • Exiled Hideous Zippleback • Fart & Sniff • Heel & Brak • Kandy & Kane • Muck and Tumble • Snort and Sniff • Sparkle & Sparks • Sparks and Spew • Squabbling Sparks and Spew • Titan Wing Zippleback • Tricky Two-Heads • Valley Zippleback • Whip and Lash • Zesty Zippleback
Hobgobbler: Rescued Hobgobbler
Prickleboggle: Helpful Prickleboggle • Krustler • Seedling Prickleboggle • Skypiercer • Thornforce
Sandbuster: Frostbiter • Marooned Mukchucker • Quicksand • Wild Sandbuster
Silkspanner: Bayana's Silkspanners • Marooned Deathstrand
Smothering Smokebreath: Defender Smothering Smokebreath • Dustbrawler • Exotic Smothering Smokebreath • Flutter-Fog • Gritpicker • Helpful Smokebreath • Rattling Smokebreath • Smogger
Snaptrapper: Brute Snaptrapper • Death & Chocolates • Defender Snaptrapper • Outsnapper • Snappy
Sweet Death: Defender Sweet Death • Exotic Sweet Death • Helpful Sweet Death • Masked Sweet Death • Seedling Sweet Death
Sword Stealer: Broken Blade • Chillblade • Defender Sword Stealer • Exotic Sword Stealer • Forgefeist • Gleamer
Deadly Nadder: Ambered Nadder • Baby Nadder • Bork Week Nadders • Brush Nadder • Defender Deadly Nadder • Edge Nadder • Fireshrike • Flystorm • Infected Deadly Nadders • Kingstail • Lethal Lancebeak • Nimble Nadder • Pincher • Scardian • Sick Deadly Nadder • Skyblade • Springshedder • Steeltrap • Stormfly • Stormfly's Mate • Stormfly's Offspring • Vaynglory
Rumblehorn: Arctic Rumblehorn • Defender Rumblehorn • Drago's Rumblehorn • Flank-Tanker • Grimtorn • Krogan's Rumblehorn • Poise the Vast • Robust Rumblehorn • Rumblehorn Hatchlings • Seedling Rumblehorn • Skullcrusher • Son of Skullcrusher
Snifflehunch: Pestbud • Primal Snifflehunch • Scentinel • Seedling Snifflehunch • Snifflestone • Valiant Scarbearer
Thunderclaw: Aurvandil • Bonesnarl • Defender Thunderclaw • Liberated Hardcast • Rumpus • Sailback
Windgnasher: Auroara • Champion Windgnasher • Gnarley • Gustnudger • Ironhide