You know your dragon loves you when... (DoB spoilers)

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....he'll eat an eel to protect you.

 

In all seriousness though, I really loved this week's Defenders of Berk episode (The Eel Effect). Then again, I could be a bit biased simply because I love practically everything centering around Toothless and Hiccup's friendship. Between that and the twins' sudden bouts of intelligence due to the fever messing with their heads, Snotlout's attempted dragon rebellion, and Fishlegs group hugging Hiccup against his will, I don't know how I survived the entire thing.

 

My roommate did point out something I entirely missed though; that Toothless seemed to be suffering from the same memory problems as Tuffnut. He was losing his ever-loving mind trying to buck Hiccup off and seemed to have forgotten he can't fly without him when, in desperation to get the kid off, he jumped off a cliff. Poor guy was going downright crazy if you asked me. Glad he's back to his old self again.

 

And please tell me I'm not the only one who was getting sick/uncomfortable with Toothless-Vision?

 

About the only two things that bothered me were pretty minor, which is saying something if you asked me.

  • The weird continued inconsistancy that Toothless has a shot limit of six. I'll never understand this one since he clearly has a lot more than that against the Red Death.
  • Hiccup addressing Toothless as "my dragon". And this one is pretty minor since my brain instantly thinks he's reffering to Toothless as a "thing" rather than "his best friend". But it's happened before in Riders of Berk in How To Pick Your Dragon, so I guess I can't complain too much anyway.

 

Anyway, what did you guys think of this episode? And why haven't we been making discussion threads for the new episodes anymore? I know I've been getting lazy, but I didn't realize we hadn't had one since like the sixth episode or something.

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hey mud, what episode

hey mud, what episode (number) is this? because i am so, so, SO tired of waiting for it to come on dvd, and i'd just like to estimate when it might be coming. sooner than june, im sure, but still... i would like a better guess than "sometime before june".

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I believe it's episode 16.

I believe it's episode 16.

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 thanks :)and now that I

 

thanks :)

and now that I think about it, it may not come out before June, since there's probably going to be ten more episodes... but then again the part one DVD will probably come out sooner than the part two, so I still may get to see some of it before the movie. WHO KNOWS?

 

 

 

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Awesome ^^

For me i think it was one of the best shows in this season. I loved the new Typhoomerang skin color and also Toothless's fire (or shots or what:p) also poor Toothless. It was kinda funny watching Hiccup trying to calm Toothless . And group hug at the end XD in this episode Toothless was very cute :D can't wait for next episodes ^^

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Sorry for noobish question...

Since I live in Sweden, we're far behind on that show (I belive they just started showing Riders of Berk) but could anyone enlighten me a bit about the show(s)? ^^

Is Defenders of Berk a different serie or is it a continuation of Riders of Berk? Is there any more seasons of each serie? Are the series supposed to be connected or are they about different things (ie one based of the books and one being a pre-sequel to the second movie?)

 

I've been trying to catch up online, but I feel quite confused right now ^^; So any help would be very much appreciated :)

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Oh my GOSH, this episode was FANTASTIC!!!

I agree, this was probably one of the better DoB episodes in recent memory. (And yes, DoB is a continuation of RoB - they're two seasons of the same show, just with a slightly different name, and they act as a bridge between the first and second movies.) Comedy gold, a gripping story, tests of relationship, an eleventh-hour resolution, this episode's got it all. I just about died when the Twins went all Galileo on each other! Oh Thor, JUST FABULOUS. I'll admit, my first thought about the effect of the bloodbane eel on Toothless was "so THIS is what happens when you give a dragon acid..." XDDD Yes, this has got to be one of my all-time favorite DoB episodes. Even making filler until we can get on with the big plot with Alvin and Dagur, the writing team knocked it out of the park. (And yes, I'm a fanboy. Deal with it. O.o)

 

Absolutely cannot wait for the next few episodes!

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I agree with you completely. Toothless was losing his ever-loving mind and it was almost painful to watch. The twins were a nice pallete clinser from Drugged!Toothless-vision if you asked me. That still makes me cringe despite having watched the episode multiple times by now.

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Yea.... Toothless vision

Yea.... Toothless vision creeps me out too. It makes Hiccup look... I'm not sure.... Like a... Monster? And a bit fat too.. (No offence Hiccup I'm sorry)  and yea, I think that fever made Toothless lose his memory and he wasn't able to think straight anymore so he jumped off the cliff trying to buck Hiccup off. And I thinks it's the eel effect that made Toothless see Hiccup like that. I'm pretty sure Toothless' NORMAL vision isn't like that and maybe that's why he felt uncomfortable around Hiccup? Or maybe he was afraid to harm Hiccup anymore so he ran away from him, and tried to get him off him. 

My opinion but I'm not sure what you guys are thinking.... Personally I can't wait for more episodes to come out!

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