We can go back to our normal life: Two adult siblings living in familial harmony, spending every moment together, united as one living, breathing being that tries relentlessly to invoke physical harm on the other. [src]
  — Tuffnut  

The Twins have a complex yet rather typical relationship for fraternal twins. As kids, they always seem to be physically fighting and finding glee in the other's pain. As time goes on, however, they turn toward apathy toward each other, and eventually mature into admitting outwardly that despite all the fighting and arguing, they're inseparable and love each other dearly.

How to Train Your Dragon

In the first film, the Twins do not have a lot of screen time. However, they have a typical brother-sister relationship of poking fun at and insulting each other.

Legend of the Boneknapper Dragon

The Twins have less screen time in this short film and not many scenes are shown that improves their relationship whatsoever. The Twins just stay as they were in the first film.

Gift of the Night Fury

The relationship of the Twins wasn't that developed in this short film, but it is seen that their personalities are fairly similar and they agree on what the other says and states. An actual moment just for the Twins, however, was not shown whatsoever.

Dragons: Riders of Berk

Each Twin finds humor in the pain of the other. One example is in "The Terrible Twos", when a young Typhoomerang named Torch jumps on Tuffnut and chews on his nose. Ruffnut stands by and laughs. When Torch then bites her nose, Tuffnut starts laughing.

Dragons: Defenders of Berk

In "Zippleback Down", Tuffnut got caught in a dragon trap, and Ruffnut attempted to go back to the village and get help. However, she got lost. She saw a forest fire heading in Tuffnut's direction, so she decided to go back and warn her brother. To her surprise, she founds Tuffnut accompanied by Torch, whom she did not recognize, and tried to warn her brother about the giant dragon. She also told him about the fire, although she didn't attempt to free him.

Dawn of the Dragon Racers

Although they fight for a sheep even when they're both on the same team during races, they are shown closely working together in the dragon races. Their relationship stays the same throughout the whole short as well.

Dragons: Race to the Edge

The Twins also share a close relationship as a caring duo. The two have immense love for one another as well. This is evident in "Snuffnut", where Ruffnut is extremely sad when she believes that her brother is dead. Tuffnut felt that he was holding her back from marrying Throk, so he faked his own death so she could be happy. They still tend to have a sibling-like rivalry, but prioritize their bond over all else. Ruffnut also stated that being a Thorston meant nothing without her brother, and that she would rather be disowned then remain in the family without her brother.

How to Train Your Dragon 2

During the Dragon Race, Ruffnut and Tuffnut fought over the Black Sheep, despite the fact that they participated as one person. That allowed Astrid to steal the sheep from them and win the game.

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World


  • Revealed in Race to the Edge, Ruffnut is stated to be older than Tuffnut.


Tuffnut: "By the way, I love you too. And I want you to be happy."
Ruffnut: "I know you do. But how can I be happy if we're not together?"
Tuffnut: "We will be together."
Ruffnut: "Hold that thought. (vocalizes for a brief moment then shrieks) Okay, go."
Tuffnut: "We will be together. It'll just be different!"
Ruffnut: "You are the best brother-- (gurgles as they fly through a waterfall) "[src]
Tuffnut: "Let me see that. (snatches the wanted poster from Snotlout's hand, brandishing it even as he reads) Wait a minute, there's no mention of us at all."
Ruffnut: " (prods at the poster in his hands) It's all about Hiccup."
Tuffnut: " (scoffs) Typical. I demand a bounty be on us immediately, and that the hounds be released."
Ruffnut: "I'll put a bounty on us."
Tuffnut: "Thanks, sister. I know I could count on you."[src]
Tuffnut: " (Gets picked up and taken away by a Titan Wing Zippleback) "
Ruffnut: " (in a sorrowful manner) What have I done? (suddenly gets ecstatic) I've won! That's what! Oh, yeah. I won. I win, I win. All you Thorstons, let me in, let me in, yeah-- (stops and hears Tuffnut screaming) Ugh, what's the point of winning alone? Being a Thorston means nothing without him. We are one Thorston. Ugh."[src]
We're a package deal! You want Ruff, you get Tuff. Look, you can't have one without the other. [src]
  — Tuffnut  
No! You wish I was your sister! You think I'd be dragging your monkey butt all over the jungle, risking your life, if my brother weren't the most important thing in the world to me?! Think about that! [src]
  — Ruffnut  
Hiccup: "We can't just leave Johann's treasure here either. Dagur will steal them."
Astrid: "And use the profits to build a new armada."
Ruffnut: "Not if we steal them first."
Tuffnut: "That is the dumbest idea I've ever heard. I hereby disown you!"
Hiccup: "Actually, you know what? I sort of like it."
Tuffnut: "Welcome back to the family."[src]

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