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Released in mid 2012, Dragons: Riders of Berk is a TV series adaptation of How to Train Your Dragon, which was launched 2 years before. The series is aired in Cartoon Network and each episode is aired for a total of 22 minutes.

The story of Dragons: Riders of Berk starts from the end of the movie How to Train Your Dragon. In the film, Hiccup, the lead character voiced by Jay Baruchel, and his friends are seen riding their dragons across their village called Berk, which is a remote island inhabited by vikings. Now having the ability to fly and travel, the vikings get access to the vast Northern hemisphere.

In the series, the peaceful coexistence between dragons and vikings, which were former foes, have not been so peaceful as they'd think. Dragons, being the untamed beasts that they naturally are, accidentally cause trouble time and again. This is not taken lightly by the grumpier types among vikings who takes exception to their coexistence. And every time these accidents occur, it is up to Hiccup and his friends to resolve the conflicts.

The series casts the original characters of the movie including Hiccup, the young, intellectual natural-born leader who happens to be the son of Stoick the Vast, the leader of the viking colony. Along with Hiccup is Astrid, who is Hiccup's girl friend and the right-hand for the Dragon Academy, which trains young and old vikings to be dragon riders.

Other notable characters of the TV series include Fish Legs, Snot Lout, Ruffnut & Tuffnut, and Gobbe the Belch. Characters that were added to the series and were not in the original movie include Mulch, Bucket, Johann, Gothi, and Mildew, all of which are featured in different episodes.

Apart from the human characters, the dragons are also highlight. From the rare and deadly Night Fury to the monstrous Nightmare, Hiccup and his friends come across a diverse range of dragons with different characteristics as the storyline in the series progresses.

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3 Seasons, 40 Episodes - Currently Airing
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Dragons: Riders of Berk Full Episode Guide

  • Hiccup cautiously accepts Alvin's help on a mission to rescue Stoick from Dagur's clutches. The Berkians, the Berserkers and the Screaming Death all converge on Outcast Island, for a confrontation that may decide the fate of the archipelago.

  • Hiccup, Stoick, Toothless and Thornado, happen upon three orphaned young Thunderdrums. The dragons follow them back to Berk, and Thornado is forced to care for the unruly dragons.

  • Smokebreaths take all the metal in town under the direction of Dagur, in an attempt to leave Berk defenseless.

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