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Zephyr Haddock is the daughter of Hiccup and Astrid Haddock. She first appeared in How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.

Biography

Seeing Dragons for the First Time

He won't hurt you. Hold your hands up, like this. [src]
  Hiccup introducing his children to Toothless  

Almost a decade after all the dragons of Berk flew off to live in the Hidden World, Zephyr and her family sailed close to the caldera entrance. She is first seen helping her mother adjust some ropes at the back of the ship, and then running toward the front and looking over the edge into the water. Soon Toothless, the Light Fury, and their offspring were spotted playing on some rocks at the edge of the waterfall. The Night Fury saw the boat approaching and protectively went to inspect it. This frightened Zephyr and she sought protection behind her mother. She watched cautiously until she sensed Astrid was also frightened, when she retreated behind her mother's back. After Toothless recognized Hiccup, Astrid relaxed and calmly told her children that Hiccup and Toothless are friends and that the dragon wouldn't hurt them. Zephyr was hesitant to come out of hiding and recoiled when Hiccup invited his children to approach the dragon. Hiccup gently pulled Zephyr by the arm toward the dragon, and taught the children how to tame him. Still scared, Zephyr and Nuffink did as their father instructed by reaching their hands toward Toothless. She awkwardly avoided eye contact with the dragon at first, and eventually squeezed her eyes shut. When Toothless made contact with their hands, Zephyr gave a sigh of relief and grinned in amazement at how docile the dragon actually was.

Zephyr then rode on Stormfly with her mother, being held secure from behind by Astrid. She giggled and grinned at the ride, even lifting her arms at one point to show she was no longer fearful. Nuffink rode on Toothless with his father, but eventually Nuffink was playfully tossed to Astrid while Hiccup invited Zephyr to join him on Toothless. She daringly stood up on Stormfly's back, and allowed Hiccup to grab hold of her and pull her up onto Toothless with him. They were joined by the Light Fury and the Night Light hatchlings, as they flew higher and further into the clouds.

Physical Appearance

Zephyr inherited Hiccup's auburn hair color and Astrid's blue eyes. Her hairstyle and clothing also resembles Astrid's from younger years. Her hair is pulled into two banded pigtails under a studded kransen. She wears a sleeveless tunic in a dark bluish grey, a wide red sash, a reddish brown leather skirt with blunt metal studs. Zephyr also wears olive green cloth bracers with fur cuffs on her forearms, sets of leather bands around her biceps, and green beaded shoulder pads. She carries a small green pouch on her belt similar to Astrid's and a small red bag over her shoulder that has a print of a Night Fury's head on it.

Personality

In the book, The Art of How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, she is described as having her father's nervous personality, and carrying notebooks around with her like he had. And in the film maker's commentary, she's said to enjoy taking notes and drawing. She's first seen pretending to adjust the sails and then curiously looking into the water, showing imagination and curiosity. She awkwardly avoids eye contact with Toothless showing her understanding that he's an intelligent animal. Compared to her brother, she prefers to observe rather than interact.

Relationships

Hiccup and Astrid

It's ok, he's not going to eat your father. See? They're friends! [src]
  — Astrid  

Astrid and Hiccup are Zephyr's parents. She appears to want to imitate her mother by helping with the sails when we first see her. She trusts Astrid to protect her when she hides behind her, and despite being terrified, is obedient to her father when he has her approach Toothless. She allows Hiccup to take her hand and adjust it so she can train the dragon. Once on a dragon's back, with her mother holding her firmly from behind, Zephyr bravely stands up and throws her arms up in a cheer. When Hiccup tosses Nuffink to Stormfly, Zephyr seems to understand what's coming next without any form of communication from either parent, and gleefully lets Hiccup pull her onto Toothless with him. She rides with a big grin with both patents.

Toothless

At first, Zephyr was very scared of Toothless because she had never seen a dragon before. After the dragon recognized his friend and became playful, Zephyr was still awkward with him, and eventually squeezed her eyes shut when she reached her hand out to touch him. But she was thrilled when she saw how calm Toothless actually was. Later, Zephyr rode Stormfly with her mother, and then jumped from the Nadder to land on Toothless with Hiccup, while the latter threw her brother up to join Astrid on Stormfly

Stormfly

Zephyr had briefly ridden on Stormfly with her mother, before she switched places with Nuffink and flew on Toothless with Hiccup. Stormfly is gentle with her when Zephyr stands on her back and is pulled off.

Night Light Hatchlings

Zephyr had briefly seen the Light Fury along with the Night Light hatchlings.

Appearances


Trivia

  • Her and her brother's names were assigned by Cressida Cowell when she and Dean DeBlois attended the film's London premiere. Dean had given her permission so the names are considered canon, however they are not recognized by DreamWorks.
  • The word "Zephyr" is derived from the greek word Ζεφυρος (Zephyrus) which is the name of the greek god of west wind, and it literally means "West Wind". The name is actually masculine, but in some cases it can be also used as feminine.
  • Since Zephyr is Hiccup and Astrid's first born child, there is a chance that she is the heir of Berk's throne.
  • Her and her brother's ages were confirmed off the record by Dean at the Annecy Film Festival in June, 2019.
  • As is the Viking tradition, the kransen she wears may be Astrid's first kransen.

References

  1. "Zephyr and Nuffink" (Date Posted - January 27, 2019). Twitter.

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