Terrible Tuffnut is a character mentioned in How to Train Your Dragon.
Terrible Tuffnut is considered an Elder amongst the Meathead and Hooligan Tribes, though it is unclear to which he belongs.
|“||The Elders of the Tribes were Mogadon and Stoick, Gobber himself, and a few more of the more fearsome warriors, such as Terrible Tuffnut, the Vicious Twins, and the Hairy Scary Librarian from the Meathead Public Library||”|
|— Book 1|
As an Elder, at a Thor'sday Thursday celebration when the Viking Initiates' dragon run amok, he was included in an Elder Huddle to decide their fate. Since the initiates failed to demonstrate control over their dragons, the Elder Huddle decided to exile all of them. During the huddle, he got into a fight with Mogadon.
|“||The Elders consulted for a long time. Mogadon got angry at one point and swung a fist a Tuffnut. A twin held on to each of his arms until he calmed down again.||”|
|— Book 1|
Since the initiates failed to demonstrate control over their dragons, the Elder Huddle decided to exile all of them.
Nothing much is said about Terrible Tuffnut's appearance and personality, other than him being "fearsome".
- Though Terrible Tuffnut's Tribe affiliation is not mentioned, he may be a Hooligan because he gets into a fist-fight with the Meathead Chief. There is also a Hooligan Viking novice named Tuffnut Junior, which may possibly be his son based on the name.