Dragon Personality Traits

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Joined: 06/15/2014

Today I was thinking about how all the dragons of one species in School Of Dragons tend to act the same. This was bothering me a little, because dragons are all individuals. I thought about it for a while, and I think I have a solution.


So imagine that you went to the hatchery and chose a dragon. Let's say... Monstrous Nightmare. When you hatch out your new reptile, you leave the hatchery to bond with your friend. After carefully observing him, you notice that he appears very nervous and jumpy. He hides behind you a lot and looks around constantly. You decide that he is a "Naturally Nervous" dragon. You go to the personality tab and press the "guess personality trait" button. It then gives you a list of traits to choose from, and you choose "Naturally Nervous". You are correct and you get a small amount of money. If you had guessed "Energetic", you would have to wait at least fifteen minutes before trying again.


Besides giving your dragon more of a real animal feel, it would also affect how you train it. Various traits would affect (positively or negatively) different areas. Of course, personalities would have to go with species, at least somewhat. No energetic Gronkles. Here is a list of some traits I thought of:


Naturally Nervous (affects experience gain negatively, energy positively) - Seen most in Nadders. Not seen in Gronkles much. You can tell if your dragon is Naturally Nervous if he hides behind you and is constantly jerking his head around with wide eyes.

Energetic (affects energy and speed positively) - Seen most in Nightmares and Nadders. You can tell if your dragon is energetic if he seems to fly faster than other dragons of his species.

Lazy (affects speed negatively and happiness positively) - Seen most in Gronkles. You can tell if your dragon is energetic if he is slower than the average dragon, but stays happy longer.


And I also thought of a few that would be found in one species and one species only:

Selfish (Nightmare)

Vain (Nadder)

Glutton (Gronkle)

Loud (Thunderdrum)

Works Well In Teams (Zippleback)

Antisocial (Night Fury)

Likes Caves (Whispering Death)


The species specific ones are pretty bad. I don't know much about most dragons, I mainly focus on Nightmares. I own one, so I figure I'd better know about him. And, of course, there's not much on that list, but if you have ideas, please put them in your reply. :)

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I think it depends on us Vikings, on how we treat our dragons.

But great idea! :)


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Joandra wrote:

I think it depends on us Vikings, on how we treat our dragons.

But great idea! :)


It might be interesting to have some traits that can only be obtained by the way we care for and train our dragons. Would really put more emphasis on the "train" in How To Train Your Dragon.

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Joined: 04/01/2014
Sounds cool

I think my dragon's persona would be "Stubornly Passive Aggresive" XD. She would also be a bit vain, as well, dispite being a Nightmare!








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One part genius, two parts mad scientist, and all artistic curiousity, Emma is nothing if not interesting. When she was little, she had a fascination with how dragons breathed fire, even when they were attacking the village. When her parents were killed in the Red Death attack, it only served to stoke the fires of her inventive mind, leading her to invent near impossible machines so to better defend her home and everyone she holds dear. Unfortunately, Emma is also a bit of a pyromaniac, and has a dangerous attraction to explosives. This causes her Fellow Berkians to give her a wide berth, and ultimately leads her to isolate herself entirely from the village. She wants to be accepted for who she is, and not ridiculed for creative impulsives she cannot always control.

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My dragons, Peony and Spindleheart!

Name: Peony

Breed: Monstrous Nightmare (Southern)

Age: Broadwing

Level: 20

Gender: Female

Appearance: Chocolate brown, with Hot-Pink details and a pale pink underbelly. Has a small scar at the end of her tail from Dagur the Deranged's axe.


Was born on the Island of Crete, but escaped when Drago Bludvist took her flock. Eventually made her way to Berk, where she was captured and put in the Academy. Emma was the only one who could get through to her, after one of Hiccup's attempts at training her went wrong. Ever since, the two have been like sisters. She is hot tempered, stubborn, and ferocious, giving her a rotten reputation amoung the villagers, but she also hides a nuturing and over-protective maternal instinct when it comes to her rider and her adoptive "Nephew", Spindle. She and Nina Haddock's Deadly Nadder, Darrien, have a competitive friendship, but she distrusts any other dragon or rider, especialy Stormfly and Astrid. She also has a grudge against Hiccup, but she'll follow his orders when they make sense.

Abilities: Copy-Cat fighting, glowing pink patterns, the usual bursting into flames

Status: Warrior of her small flock

Hiccup attempting to train Peony in the Arena. Peony: "Not happening, Twig Arms..."

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Name: Spindleheart, though often just Spindle

Breed: Whispering Death

Age: Shortwing

Level: 12

Gender: Male


Stormy gray scales, with turquoise spines and a sunset orange underbelly. Wears a set of headgear that resembles goggles.


Was found underneath Berk as an egg, along with two other eggs. Hiccup, knowing Emma had little to no fear of Whispering Deaths, entrusted one of the eggs to her, after much reassurance that she'd take good care of it. Spindle's personality is shy, sweet, and adorably awkward, with little to no social skills. He often has trouble speaking to the other Whispers he was found with, and is deathly afraid of Hiccup's new Whisper, Shredder. Not knowing any other family, he maintains a stubborn belief that Emma is his mother and Peony his aunt (though he can't really say her name right, so he always calls her "Auntie PeeNee"), even as he discovers his past and lineage. Being slightly more sensitive to sunlight than most, Emma made him a pair of tinted goggles so he can fly during the day. He's an overachiever, and always gets depressed at his poor racing skills, but excells at target and shooting games, thank's to Peony's patient training.

Abilities: Spine-Shot, Tail-Whip, Drilling, very good swimmer

Status: Scout of his small flock


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Hong Taiyang (紅太陽), or "Red Sun"

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Joined: 06/15/2014
Doesn't that describe most Nightmares? xD

Dragonmic14 wrote:

I think my dragon's persona would be "Stubornly Passive Aggresive" XD. She would also be a bit vain, as well, dispite being a Nightmare!


Haha, yeah, Nightmares. Got to love them. Hysteria (my dragon) would probably be best described as a "Lone Wolf". He's constantly wandering off!