Everything we know about dragons is wrong, and you thought you knew it all, you big, bearded Viking warrior! How to Train Your Dragon is a tale of dragons vs. Vikings, a battle which has been raging for 300 years. The dragons are really misunderstood cuddly beasts and the violent Nordic people are well, violent Nordic people. The main character, Hiccup is an outlier in his village with his slight frame and inventive mind. He tames the most mysterious of all the dragons, becoming a “dragon-whisperer” and ultimately the hero of his village and the pride of his axe-wielding father.