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They come out at night, and they're terrifying. Terror of the night . . . I've got it. Smidvarg and the Gang! [src]
  — Tuffnut names Smidvarg  

Smidvarg is a male Night Terror who first appeared in "When Darkness Falls".

Official Description

This Alpha protects Outpost Island. He is very helpful when trying to keep the Night Terrors in line during training.
  Dragons: Rise of Berk  


First Encounters with Hiccup and the Riders

Tuffnut discovers Smidvarg and his Night Terrors in "When Darkness Falls", when they flock together in the shape of a larger Night Terror, but no one believes Tuff when he tells them about "colossal" dragon he saw. However, the "large dragon" is later found to be split up into several tiny Night Terrors. Hiccup and the twins notice one white Night Terror coordinating the attack, and so, the twins capture it, thinking that it would solve the problem. Once captured, the name Night Terror was coined, though Tuffnut named the Alpha Smidvarg. The riders realized that the other Night Terrors were getting attacked by Changewings because, without their Alpha, the other Night Terrors were easy prey. Hiccup then released Smidvarg so that he could go save his flock from the Changewings, which he did. Smidvarg and the flock later joined the Dragon Riders as sentries of the Dragon's Edge, and together they make up the shape of a Night Fury as thanks for defending then from the Changewings, to Toothless' excitement.

Smidvarg's next appearance was in "Gone Gustav Gone", when he and his flock were being harassed by Gustav and Fanghook.

During the events of "Reign of Fireworms", Smidvarg and his flock posed as a fake Fireworm Queen to lead the Fireworm flock away from the Dragon's Edge.

Defending the Edge

As shown in "Edge of Disaster, Parts 1 and 2" Smidvarg and his flock then assisted Astrid and Tuffnut in defending the Edge against Ryker Grimborn's Dragon Hunters when they attacked. However, Smidvarg was knocked out when Ryker shot him with one of his dragon root arrows.

He did recover and was later seen with Johann when he was left behind on Dragon's Edge.

Eating Dinner

Smidvarg made a brief appearance in "Family on the Edge", taking Snotlout's dinner.

Practicing Formations with his Flock

He was also in "Dire Straits" when they made a Rumblehorn impression of Stoick.

Almost eaten by Garff

Smidvarg was trapped in amber by Garffiljorg in "No Dragon Left Behind". He was saved just in time by the riders, who stopped Garff and freed Smidvarg. He then hid behind Hiccup's legs when he heard Garff's song again.

Physical Appearance

Smidvarg resembles all the other Night Terrors in his flock, but with the major differences of being white, slightly larger in size, and having slightly brighter eyes.


As the leader of the Night Terrors on Dragon's Edge, it is his job to figure out ways to protect his flock, and even the entire island at times. He is very protective and gets agitated when the other Night Terrors are in danger. He is also willing to follow other's orders to protect the island, such as when he followed Hiccup and Toothless to lead the Fireworms away from Dragon's Edge.

Smidvarg is slightly aggressive, usually taking out his anger by roaring at Hiccup, since he's the one around at the time. However, after earning his trust, Smidvarg is a loyal ally. He also has somewhat of a playful nature, as he and the other Night Terrors took the shape of Toothless. He is also mischievous, as he stole Snotlout's dinner and climbed onto Johann's shoulders, scaring the man, which shows the playful side of this fearsome dragon.

Abilities and Skills

Intelligence: To show his gratitude to the teens by saving his flock from harm he made his clan to change into form of Toothless. Being the leader of the Night Terrors he figure way to defend his home from the Fireworms to change into large Fireworm hoping they follow it which work out great.


Ruffnut and Tuffnut Thorston

Since the Night Terror and the Dragon Riders share an understanding, Smidvarg gets along well with the twins and the others, even hanging out with them at the base. He becomes really fond of the twins since they were the ones who rescued him from the Changewings.



  • Smidvarg is the only Alpha Night Terror seen so far.
  • Night Terrors were taken for one large dragon instead of many smaller ones, much like the Smothering Smokebreaths were.
  • It is possible that Smidvarg is the same variation of his species that Darkvarg is.


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