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


First Dragon War

Gronckles, Nadders, Zipplebacks. Oh, and Hoark saw a Monstrous Nightmare. [src]
  — Starkard  

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.

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

Before the Second Dragon War

Excuse me, I've been here all day! Okay, I want one of those high seaters, with lots of spikes and big stowage compartment. [src]
  — Starkard  

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.

Aftermath of the Second Dragon War

Anyone else want to try being in charge? Starkard? Ack? Mrs. Ack? [src]
  — Gobber  

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.

Remembering the Dragons at Snoggletog

About ten years after the Dragons and Vikings part ways, Hiccup and Astrid came up with the idea to celebrate the bond with Dragons by holding a Snoggletog Pageant during the Snoggletog season on New Berk. Starkard, along with most of the other villagers, watch the pageant. Unfortunately he panics along with most people when things start to go awry on stage from a fire and an out-of-control Mechanical Toothless Puppet.

Physical Appearance

Starkard has a horned helmet, typical of Vikings on Berk, as well as a full, brown beard and moustache.
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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 the second movie, Starkard has a full, brown beard tied into a knot at the end. He wears a simple green vest, a leather cape, and a helmet with medium length horns.



  • To Note: Due to conflicting sources and dubious designation from DreamWorks Animation, images of Starkard may be mixed up with that of Ack or another unnamed Hairy Hooligan.
  • In the beginning of How to Train Your Dragon: Homecoming, there is a man who appears to be Starkard in the village center singing carols with a woman and four children. It is possible this is his family.



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