The thing about Deathgrippers

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Okay, so, most people know about the mighty Deathgripper from How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. In it, they are Grimmel’s dragons, shown to be fierce and deadly, with many built-in weapons. These weapons are:

-scorpion-like tail laced with poison

-blasts acid that quickly dissolves things, and then explodes

-venomous bite

-many spikes, spines, and two retractable tusks.

So, what most people thing is that they are cruel, harmful dragons. Granted, they do prey on other dragons, but so do Death Songs, and Garffiljorg is shown to be a very sweet dragon.

Deathgrippers are the same, but less adorable, making up for in cuteness with their sheer coolness.

Deathgrippers are, in some places, shown to act like- wouldn’t you know it- puppies! They’re curious, sweet, but impressionable dragons. They are forced to do terrible things by Grimmel and act this way only right before Grimmel plugs their venom back into them. Then they become the grim, ruthless killers Grimmel wants them to be.

A couple examples of their puppy-like behavior are these:

-one is clearly wanting attention, staring at Grimmel with an innocent stare and filled-out pupils.

-one seems to be hungry, so Grimmel sticks an apple on one of its tusks, and it proceeds to try to grab the apple off of its tusk with its mouth, completely forgetting for the moment that it can retract them. It does figure it out later, however.

Anyway, my point is, some people’s views on Deathgrippers are misguided.

And I want one for a pet XD

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When they revealed the deathgrippers to the public, I wasn't too fond of it. It's just that I prefered more serpentine-like dragons, and I found it too similar to Cloudjumper's initial design (which I found too derpy)

 

But heck, as you can see at my profile, it's one of my favourite dragons now. And it's thanks to their scorpion-like and menancing demeanor.

 

They just look so awesome and they just have a thing with the way their tails is positioned that just puts triple Stryke to shame. And I LOVE my triple Stryke.

 

 I also love how they act like African wild dogs/Spotted Hyenas.

 

But paired with their tusks and tail, one thing that I think just makes them stand out as great is..

 

Their praying-mantis-like claws. Oh my gosh do those look absolutely GREAT. I LOVE using the armor role abillity with my DeathGripper in dragon tactics just because of the WAY they move their claws. It just screams "ALIEN DINOSAUR" (I'm not good with describing)

 

[WARNING IMAGE-HEAVY]

 

 

Like, LOOK HOW SHE LOOKS WHEN SHE'S JUST PLAYING. HER TAIL IS HANGING THERE JUST PREPARED IN CASE ANYTHING BAD HAPPENS AND HER SPIKED BACK? AND LOOK AT THOSE PINCER CLAWS. THE WAY THEY STAND IT'S JUST GREAT

 

 

AND THEIR TUSKS? THAT CAN JUST IMPALE THEIR PREY LIKE IT'S NOTHING? I CAN EASILY PICTURE TWO DEATHGRIPPERS FROM THE SAME PACK FIGHTING EACH OTHER FOR DOMINANCE, CLASHING THEIR TUSKS LIKE TWO ELEPHANT BULLS

 

But then they act just like puppies playing a ball

LOOK AT HER FACE, SHE WANTS TO FETCH THAT BALL, JUST GIVE IT TO HER

SHE DESERVES IT SHE'S SUCH A GOOD GIRL

 

 

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Hmmm... Well... In a few words, I think the deathgrippers are one of the best dragons in SoD. Not for racing or battles or whatever, but how they look. They probably have one of the best models and animations so far and it's just amazing, did those deathpuppies their justice

 

Sorry for the outburst

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The newest dragon to officialy join Lokvahzah's army, Velvet is a relatively young Deathgripper that may have become titan way sooner than she should have.

 

Previously was a low rank deathgripper enslaved by Grimmel, she still suffers from the damage caused by the neurotoxins injected in her body. Transformed to titan by accident, Lokvahzah still struggles to contain Velvet's power, sometimes resorting to Betelgeuse's gas to avoid a potential death. It doesn't help that ever since Velvet was saved by Lokvahzah's, she developed a possessive obsession for her.

 

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Scorpios just a wee puppy dog to me!

 

She's the sweetest thing anyone would want as their pet!

Even though she ate my subject.. I still love my deathpuppy!

 

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Scorpios just a wee puppy dog to me!

 

She's the sweetest thing anyone would want as their pet!

Even though she ate my subject.. I still love my deathpuppy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I didn't know what to think of them at first, except "ZOMG THEY USED THE NAZGUL SCREECH" when I saw one in the trailers.

 

When I saw the movie, I thought they were pretty cool, but felt they weren't dangerous enough for being dragons that prey on other dragons. That's just me, though. xD

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I am honestly a lot more taken by SOD's d.eathgrippers then the movie ones. Why?

Because their expression.

I love it.

I named mine Smiley because oh my g.od did SOD give them the cutest faces. I don't know what it is about it. Maybe there's a slightly different angle of the mouth or maybe getting to see them not snarling all the time makes a huge difference.

 

I just love the irony of them being so horrifying in the movie and then SOD is like. Puppies. Let's make bug dragon puppies.

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YESSSSS 

SoD: Nah.. No scary things! 

*Kaboooom!* 

We have dragon puppy-deathgrippers!

 

 

 

 

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I'm weirdly mesmerized by that flightmare gif.

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Misty and her pack devoured my subject.. Oh well!

XD sheesh am I that good at finding things?

It should've been pink!

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So I'm not the only one who thinks Deathgrippers are one of the most adorable things ever? YAY! When I first saw them I only saw one of their faces in a trailer and wasn't impressed. But then I saw their full body render. AND REALIZED THEY ARE THE CUTEST THING EVER! They're like an adorable puppy dragon!

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These buddies are fantastic

These buddies are fantastic in my opinion, and now they are my favourite dragon species. I don't like just the fact that these dragons were too "cruel" for a film made for chindren. If httyd was not so family friendly we would have seen some hunting scenes maybe, or more interesting fights. Also there is the problem that protagonists & Co have the plot armor, and can't be touched by a one hit KO burning acid

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Deathgrippers are pretty adorable and cool! I only wish we got to see more of them or even redemption for Grimmel's Deathgrippers since they were under his influence the whole time. Drago's Bewilderbeast got a happy ending, don't they deserve one too? TmT (cue Uncle Daddy waving around a sign that says #JusticeforDeathgrippers) Oh well, at least SoD gave one of them a happy fate and let us enjoy these magnificent dragon hunters in as much of their glory as possible. And they make'em look a lot cuter here too! Though I guess when it's not trying to kill some movie protagonist and being mind controlled by the bad guy, ANYTHING can look substantially cuter. xD

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