Excuse me, I've been here all day! Okay, I want one of those high seaters, with lots of spikes and big stowage compartment.
  — Starkard in How to Train Your Dragon 2  

Starkard is a Hairy Hooligan that appears in both movies, and then is mentioned in the graphic novel, The Serpent's Heir.


First Dragon War

Starkard is seen partaking in the First Dragon War, defending Berk against the maraudering dragons. He reports to Chief Stoick about the species of dragons that are attacking the village.

Gronckles, Nadders, Zipplebacks. Oh, and Hoark saw a Monstrous Nightmare.
  — Starkard in How to Train Your Dragon  

Starkard is later seen congratulating Stoick about Hiccup's success in Dragon Fighting, along with AckHoark the Haggard, and Phlegma the Fierce.

Starkard often aids Stoick the Vast in battle, collecting information about the quantity and type of dragons that are attacking the village during any given battle. With the information that he has collected, Starkard is able to aid the rest of the village in their battle efforts. ... After Stoick the Vast returned from failing to find the dragon nest, Starkard is one of the first Vikings to congratulate Stoick on Hiccup’s surprising success in Dragon Training.
  School of Dragons Website[1]  

Before the Second Dragon War

In the movie, How to Train Your Dragon 2, Starkard is seen vying for a custom saddle for his Gronckle. His specifications are a seat positioned high on the saddle, storage space, and lots of spikes.

Later, just as Drago's Bewilderbeast reaches Berk, Starkard's Gronckle falls under the influence of the Bewilderbeast's ultrasonic control and damages the furniture in Starkard's house before leaving

Aftermath of the Second Dragon War

According to the graphic novel, The Serpent's Heir, in the aftermath of the attack by Drago Bludvist, the Scuttleclaw Hatchlings seen in the second movie have taken up residence on Berk. Hiccup, now Chief, leaves Gobber in charge while he leaves to help the people of Nepenthe. The brood of Scuttleclaws wreak havoc to Gobber's shop, chewing on everything and not listening. Gobber laments for someone else to take charge, and names Ack, Mrs. Ack, and Starkard.

Anyone else want to try being in charge? Starkard? Ack? Mrs. Ack?
  — Gobber in The Serpent's Heir  

Physical Appearance

Starkard is an adult male Viking with a coarse dark blonde beard. He wears the standard helmet with short upright horns, presumably from a Yak.

In other images, he appears to have dark brown hair and a uniform, un-styled beard with dark colored eyes.

Starkard has a horned helmet, typical of Vikings on Berk, as well as a full, brown beard and moustache.
  School of Dragons Website[1]  


  • To Note: Due to conflicting sources and dubious designation from DreamWorks, images of Starkard may be mixed up with that of Hoark the Haggard or another unnamed Hairy Hooligan.



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