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Much like the rings inside a tree, the scorch mark can tell you the age and thus the size of the Typhoomerang in question. [src]
  Fishlegs  

The Typhoomerang is a large Stoker Class dragon that first appeared in Dragons: Riders of Berk.

Official Description

A forest-dwelling dragon of immense size, the Typhoomerang was the first new species of dragon discovered by the Berk Dragon Academy.
However, with their large horns, massive wingspan, and their ability to disrupt vertical air pressure while exhaling flames to create fire tornadoes, the passionate and hot-tempered Typhoomerang has quickly asserted its position in the dragon hierarchy.
A Typhoomerang doesn't just create a flaming spiral — it can turn into one itself! By pulling its large wings tightly over its body and descending from the stratosphere in a corkscrew fashion, a Typhoomerang can ignite its entire body and drill through the air to attack enemies!
  Dragonpedia  
Famously over-dramatic, this insecure Stoker Class Dragon is known for a spinning Flaming Cyclone maneuver in battle... and courtship!
The Typhoomerang whirls into action and defeats foes by breathing streams of fire.
  Dragons: Rise of Berk  
Its spinning fire cyclone makes for an incredible light show, but it also means the Typhoomerang is impossible to ride.
  DreamWorks Dragons: Wild Skies  


Physical Appearance

Egg

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Typhoomerang egg in Dragons: Rise of Berk

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Typhoomerang egg in School of Dragons

The color of a Typhoomerang's egg determines what color the dragon will be. The egg looks rather unique, as it has swirls all over its surface.

Hatchling to Adult

Typhoomerangs are very large dragons, and they come in a variety of colors covering the whole spectrum. They have two large horns and orange eyes. They look like a mix-breed of a Monstrous Nightmare and a Timberjack.

Titan Wing

Titan Wing Typhoomerang

Titan Wing

Titan Wing Typhoomerangs look almost exactly like their adult counterparts, with few differences. A Titan Wing Typhoomerang is mainly black, with some grey patches around its wings. The tip of its horns and parts of its belly, as well as their wing fingers are colored red. Their legs also have red claws.

Abilities

Contrary to most dragon species, Typhoomerangs appear to have fully developed traits and abilities while being Short Wing baby dragons, as shown by Torch.

Firepower

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Typhoomerang's jets of flame

The Typhoomerang's fiery breath resembles a giant tornado that can burn anything in its path except for those that remain right in the middle of it. This implies that the fire may not be intensely hot as none of the Riders were hurt when flying straight through the fiery tornado. A single shot of these flames spread continuously for several seconds, and reach hundreds of meters from the dragon's mouth.

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The inside of a Typhoomerang's flames

Typhoomerangs can launch into the air and fire their flames in a spiraling manner, which they use to surround and trap foes and potential prey. The flames spiral closer and closer until they eventually engulf and scorch the target, as shown when Torch's Mother caught and killed a wild boar.

Typhoomerangs are also able to cloak themselves in a veil of flames, similar to how Monstrous Nightmares cover themselves in flames, and perform a drill-like lunge towards their foes. 

Sparkle Shower

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Typhoomerangs are also able to emit a shower of sparks from both their mouths and backs. The display is almost as dazzling as fireworks, and can be produced during flight, by adults as well as juveniles. These sparks leave burn marks in the ground, which may reveal how old the dragon is, how big it is, and where it went — similar to the rings in a tree.

Strength and Combat

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Torch, his mother, and siblings

Typhoomerangs possess immense strength, which combined with their large size and weight make them one of the strongest non-Alpha dragons known to Vikings. They can stop forest fires with the flaps of their massive wings, and uproot trees simply by walking into them. They can also effortlessly carry large dragons such as Hideous Zipplebacks on their backs while showing signs of strain or effort.

Typhoomerangs use their Stoker Class temperament to attack foes and use their size, strength, and relentlessness to outfight most opponents. They use their massive wings to both cause huge gusts of wind, as well as forming shields to protect them from most attacks.

Typhoomerangs are strong enough to fight off, and heavily injure even dragons like the Razorwhip.

Speed and Agility

Torch has been shown to have great speed and reflexes, capable of taking even a Night Fury by surprise as shown when Toothless threw Torch away; he was able to come back right away before Toothless could even turn his head. As adults, they are fast enough to be able to steadily purse even the fastest dragons, such as Night Furies.

Typhoomerangs are quite flexible, sharing similar stature with the Timberjack. Typhoomerangs are perfectly able to fold their huge and powerful wings together, such as when Torch gave a hug to his beloved, old trainer.

Endurance and Stamina

Typhoomerangs are capable of surviving crashing into multiple obstacles without much injury and are capable of enduring multiple shots and physical attacks from other dragons, such as Gronckles and Hideous Zipplebacks.

Typhoomerangs are capable of relentlessly pursuing their targets for long periods of time, showing no sign of fatigue or muscle strain.

Eel Consumption

Being immune to Eel Pox, Typhoomerangs are able to consume eels without suffering any of the ill effects caused
Wild Typhoomerang wating eels
by the Pox, making them one of the only three known species capable of eating eels.

Shot Limit Recharge

Due to reasons unknown, consuming an eel recharges a Typhoomerang's shot count or increases their shot limit by an unknown amount, making them one of the few dragons that are able to recharge their shot limits immediately.

Ash Fertilizer

A Typhoomerang's flames leave scorch marks on the ground, which apparently increase the fertility rate of the surrounding ground, enough so as to stimulate increased plant and thus flower growth in the area.

Weaknesses

Due to their large sizes, adult Typhoomerangs have trouble making sharp or sudden turns while in flight, needing more time to coordinate their moves, with failure to do so often resulting in their crashing into nearby obstacles or landing prematurely.

Their spiraling jets of flame are tornado-like in structure sporting a non-fiery center, which grows along with the flame the further it gets from the Typhoomerang. This opening can eventually get large enough for large dragons such as Hideous Zipplebacks and Monstrous Nightmares to fly through.

Behavior and Personality

Typhoomerangs are high strung, hot-headed and passionate dragons, and are extremely protective of their offspring and rather territorial. They use their spiral jets of flame to mark their territories, or as mating displays. Typhoomerang younglings tend to grow up very fast. Typhoomerangs tend to sleep and rest in caves and caverns that litter their forest home. Also like most dragons, they protect smaller creatures by folding their wings tightly into a cocoon-like casing. When hunting for food, Typhoomerangs use their flame vortex to trap and kill prey. In addition, Typhoomerangs have been known to hunt for aquatic prey (eels in particular) by skimming the water's surface and snagging their catch with their mouth. 

According to Dragons: Titan Uprising, the songs of Terrible Terrors are soothing to the anxious nature of Tense Typhoomerangs living in and around Berk Forest.

Training

Training a Typhoomerang is easiest when the dragon is young. As a baby, they are rather impressionable and trustworthy, as shown when Torch became inseparable from the Riders after they saved him. However, if one manages to successfully catch its attention and prove that they are of no harm, the Typhoomerang will slowly bond with them.

According to DreamWorks Dragons: Wild Skies, the Typhoomerang is not able to be ridden due to its fire cyclone abilities.

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Appearances

Dragons: Riders of Berk

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Main article: Torch


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Main article: Torch's Mother


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Main article: Torch's Siblings


In "The Terrible Twos", the Typhoomerang was the first new species of dragon found by the Berk Dragon Training Academy. A baby Typhoomerang was accidentally found by Fishlegs and Meatlug, and forced them to crash land. Fishlegs described it as "a flaming squirrel". It was then found by Hiccup and Toothless. Upon discovering that it was a new species, Hiccup took it home with him, much to Toothless' dismay.

Returning home, Stoick named the dragon Torch after he lit the fire. Torch starts to annoy Toothless, stealing his dinner and bed, making it look like Toothless is jealous. That night, Toothless hears furious roars coming from the forest. When he goes to investigate, he soon discovers that Torch's Mother is also looking for her baby.

The next day, the Riders take Torch to the Dragon Academy and document him in the Book of Dragons, while learning that he has razor-sharp claws, and is the first and only dragon that eats eels. Snotlout was eager to name it, coming up with various names as they recorded facts about this new creature. They also discover that it flies by setting itself on fire and spinning, leaving a burn mark behind. Seeing how it spins like a typhoon and returns like a boomerang, Fishlegs dubs the new dragon 'Typhoomerang'.

Much later, the group discovers a large part of the forest destroyed, with a great swirling marking in the middle. They concluded that it was caused by an adult Typhoomerang. Hiccup finally realizes that this was the reason that Toothless tried to warn him about. Torch's mother suddenly appears and starts to chase Hiccup, Toothless and Torch. Hiccup and Toothless, however, manage to force the mother in a crash landing and Torch is reunited with his family.

Dragons: Defenders of Berk

In "Live and Let Fly", another Typhoomerang was found when the Riders investigated a burn mark of said dragon.

In "The Night and the Fury", Fishlegs comes across one at Dragon Island.

Later, Torch makes his second appearance, fully grown this time in "Zippleback Down". He meets Tuffnut, who is caught in one of the dragon traps he was assigned to remove. Tuffnut manages to bond with Torch and throw several contests, but although he suspects that they've met before, he doesn't actually recognize the dragon. Eventually, when Hiccup finds them, he realizes that the Typhoomerang is indeed Torch. Torch helps them to save Tuffnut and prevent a forest fire.

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A Typhoomerang chasing Fishlegs and Meatlug

During the events of "The Eel Effect", Hiccup, Toothless, Fishlegs, and Meatlug meet a wild Typhoomerang at Eel Island, which is a perfect habitat for the dragon species. The specimen attacks them but is driven off by Fishlegs and Meatlug.

Dragons: Race to the Edge

Season 1

In "Have Dragon Will Travel, Part 1", Heather mentions that after her time on Berk, she found a Razorwhip, Windshear, that got into a fight with a Typhoomerang. Though she was able to fight it off, Windshear was badly wounded by it.

Season 2

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Main article: Viggo's Typhoomerangs


Snotlout, while searching for Astrid, chanced upon an angry Typhoomerang on an island, only to be chased out of its cave.

In "Maces and Talons, Part 2", several Typhoomerangs were caught by Viggo Grimborn. They were chained and harnessed and the hunters commanded them to shoot fire at Hiccup and the gang. The Riders swiftly evades the flames by flying through the hollow fire jet. They eventually proceeded to free the Typhoomerangs.

Games

DreamWorks Dragons: Wild Skies

The Typhoomerang can be found at Wild Dragon Cliff. Upon entering the area, several egg shells and burn marks can be seen. Training this dragon unlocks the 'Flaming Cyclone' achievement.

Dragons: Rise of Berk

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In Dragons: Rise of Berk, the Titan Wing Typhoomerang design was introduced. Torch, his mother, and siblings also appear. In addition, several game-exclusive individuals appear such as Skyfire, Pyre-Flier, and Primal Broadguard.


School of Dragons

The Typhoomerang is also available in School of Dragons. A matching totem also can be bought.


Dragons: Titan Uprising

Several Typhoomerang individuals, like Tense Typhoomerangs, Forest Typhoomerangs, Skywarden, the Radiant Skyglow, as well as hybrids appear in this game.

Trivia

  • Asterisk-Transparent The official measurements given by DreamWorks Animation do not appear to be realistic when considering the relative sizes the viewer sees within the Franchise. Based on the Model of the Typhoomerang, this dragon should be 109 feet 2 inch (33.3 meters) long and have a
    201 feet 1 inch (61.1 meters).
  • In Wild Skies, once the Typhoomerang is trained, the player is not visible on its back. This is due to it being stated in the Book of Dragons that they are unrideable. However, it was revealed in "Zippleback Down" that they can be ridden.
  • Typhoomerangs apparently grow very fast, as Torch became a fully grown adult in only a few months. However, this could likely mean that most dragons grow very fast, which explains why the babies of the main dragons in Gift of the Night Fury were seen since the short film.
  • It is strange that Viggo and Dagur knew the name "Typhoomerang", due to the name being established by the Riders. While Dagur could've been told by Heather, Viggo should've had no clue of the name, unless its name in the Dragon Eye is coincidentally the same. The same problem occurs with Ryker knowing the name 'Night Terror'. This is most likely merely a consistency error within the Franchise.
  • The Typhoomerang's ability to fertilize soil with its scorch marks is similar to how new trees are able to grow after a forest fire.

References

Typhoomerang uses Creative Commons Licensed content from the Rise of Berk Wiki page Typhoomerang. The list of authors can be found on the page revision history (view authors). ROBWiki Logo
Typhoomerang uses Creative Commons Licensed content from the Dreamworks School of Dragons Wiki page Typhoomerang. The list of authors can be found on the page revision history (view authors). SODWikiLogo

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