Film Theory: How NOT To Train Your Dragon! (How To Train Your Dragon)

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    Ever wonder what it would be like to have your own pet dragon? The How To Train Your Dragon movies have made us think it would be a fire-breathing good time! Except they never actually tell us HOW to train a dragon or if it would be a good idea in the first place. I mean, these are dangerous wild creatures! So today I'm out to give us a FINAL ANSWER! Should you try to train a dragon? Let's find out!
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    blog.nationalgeographic.org/2017/06/17/using-positive-feedback-for-training-elephants-in-thailand/
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  • Jomarzito
    Jomarzito 18 minutes ago

    But again it’s just an animated movie for little kids

  • FearlessAstridHofferson

    Four words disprove Toothless is enslaved:
    Gift👏 Of👏 The👏 Nightfury👏
    You watch that holiday special, Toothless gets that self working tail in the holiday special and then proceeds to ONLY use it to go get Hiccup's lost helmet and then proceed to destroy it because he WANTS Hiccup to fly with him. Hiccup ONLY gave him that tail because he knew the Lightfury would only accept him if Hiccup was absent thus, self activating tail. Dude, you gotta see it.

  • Phoenix Gaming
    Phoenix Gaming Hour ago

    Worst Theory ever.

  • Mentally 5
    Mentally 5 9 hours ago

    Anyone find that article he uses at the start 😂

  • Just Me
    Just Me 22 hours ago

    DRAGONS BELONG IN THE WILD!!!!!
    or... in a fictional universe that they live in...

  • Iguess Iexist
    Iguess Iexist 22 hours ago

    While I also disagree with this theory, please, fellow commentors, while you have all rights to voice your opinions about said theory, instead of just calling it downright bad, I advise that you give a list of things that you thought were weaker points and try to come up with ways to improve on them.
    - Or, add in your own input and knowledge about real life in order to counter this theory!
    Also, to those who are disagreeing with FTGHTATYD for the sole reason that they love HTTYD too much or were raised around it, you're being unfair to the content creator because your bias is closing you off from this new idea about said franchise.
    I appreciate the reasonableness that has already been shown in this comment section

  • Nightlight Voria
    Nightlight Voria 23 hours ago

    toothless is much smarter!!!

  • Nightlight Voria
    Nightlight Voria 23 hours ago

    hiccup hurt toothless on accedent!!!

  • Nightlight Voria
    Nightlight Voria 23 hours ago

    and its tailFIN

  • Nightlight Voria
    Nightlight Voria 23 hours ago

    i hate you now. i ADORE these movies and you just ruined it all

  • Natalie Gomez
    Natalie Gomez Day ago

    I am so glad that someone is finally standing up to these movies and have prove!

  • Louise Edgington

    How dare you make this video

  • castiel_the_smol_nugget boop

    Well, I mean, he did do this so the dragons weren't being killed. So if the dragons understood stuff like that, they may have preferred that to being killed, no disrespect, love you Matt!!!!!

  • Nicholas Ireland

    The game that sponsored him was actually really good

  • Blackbeard_hates_Ubisoft Soosani

    I got a Stockholm syndrome add

  • DogeCraftMC
    DogeCraftMC Day ago +2

    One problem with the theory.The dragons could have evolved to have the limbic system because they are far more advanced than some lizard.

  • Izzy Keltikklover
    Izzy Keltikklover Day ago +1

    Okay there are a lot of things wrong with this this so I'm gonna make a list:
    1. You edited the 3rd movie into your hand in the beginning
    2. You said yourself that Dragons are like glorified cats then say they are like reptiles even though cats have complex emotions
    3. This is another universe so just because the dragons are reptiles doesn't mean they act like them.
    4. You are using select pieces of information like stuff that last a couple of seconds over things that lasts for minutes that say otherwise
    What am I on? 5? Lets just go with that.
    5. You say that hiccup trapped him when he couldve made a tail thingy for him in the first place. Guess what he couldn't he was just experimenting to try to help him he finally found something that worked that happened to need hiccup to use he tried to make one that he could use on his own but it failed. Then later in the third movie there was a use for it so he made it and it was lucky and worked
    6. They bonded it wasn't Stockholm syndrome!

  • Michael Tolbert
    Michael Tolbert Day ago +1

    I would compare them with more of birds and mammals than actual reptiles

  • Joe Entertains
    Joe Entertains Day ago +3

    Just stop it’s a movie
    You don’t have to be so mean

  • Amanda Greene
    Amanda Greene Day ago +2

    Dragons wouldn’t be reptiles. :| They’re endothermic, so might possibly be closer to birds. Like dinosaurs.
    Or, since they’re make believe... like cats, as they showed.

  • Keeley TUC
    Keeley TUC Day ago

    It should be called how to domesticate your dragon

  • Impressed
    Impressed Day ago

    But the dragons literally trust them have u seen riders of Berk ,defenders of Berk ,race to the edge and in defenders of Berk toothless was given a tail that he can fly on his own but toothless doesn’t want it.like u send u don’t know the series

  • jman_jd10
    jman_jd10 Day ago

    First video of yours I disliked and that is because you only told the information you wanted to. Like the tail, Hiccup has made toothless a tail that is fully controlled before in the shows but toothless did not want it because of the relationship they had... I feel like you did not watch two of the major HTTYD series.

  • Devine Massage
    Devine Massage Day ago +2

    Dragons are fictitious creatures. Because dragons are fictitious creatures, the author has free reign to create their level of emotional & intellectual intelligence however they wish in order to fit their story.
    You are equating them with real world lizards. Which is the equivalent of equating humans to apes. Yes we do share some traits, but humans are not apes (mostly) and apes are not humans. By the same token, dragons are not lizards & lizards are not dragons. Even though the animal is called a komodo dragon, it is in fact a monitor lizard.

  • None of your business

    It's called Loyalty.

  • Waldy Luna
    Waldy Luna 2 days ago

    Plz make are dragon real I’ll love that video

  • frost Phoenix
    frost Phoenix 2 days ago

    I want a snake i get bullied hey come to my house i got a present for you

  • Pug Tato
    Pug Tato 2 days ago

    The dragons in the movie act like dogs so I think you can train them

  • dragonnight cz
    dragonnight cz 2 days ago

    Mat, these dragons are clearly not emotionless husks running on instinct only. Its shown in the movies that trust and friendship can be developed.
    And to call Toothless a slave would be too far-fetched. True he does fly away once he gets his tail back but hes clearly not as dumb as an animal.
    Have you even looked at the way he interacts with others ?! he understands that hiccup tries to help him, or at atleast knows hes not trying to hurt him. And for Hiccup, this is the first time he constructs these sort of devices so it would take quite the time to develop a prosthetic self-functioning flap. Hiccup trying to mount toothless is quite reasonable considering the sittuation. Toothless understands that without Hiccup he cant fly, so he allows him to mount him. Eventually, these two develop a bond that i could compare to a horse-rider bond or even a stronger one.
    Also for the Snoggletog special Toothless literally destroys the self-functioning flap to stay with Hiccup.
    In other words, you ignored obvious evidence which throws your whole "you cant train your dragon theory" out the window.

  • Claire Farnham
    Claire Farnham 2 days ago +1

    books or movies?
    *cough cough* books

  • Lacaseia Dixon
    Lacaseia Dixon 2 days ago

    Matpat you reaching hella hard

  • Sara_Plays
    Sara_Plays 2 days ago

    It f**king sh!t

  • Sara_Plays
    Sara_Plays 2 days ago

    Boooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo this theary

  • Sara_Plays
    Sara_Plays 2 days ago

    Toothless is not a dragon he is a giant scaled cat with wings 😡 its common sence

  • Kai Roberson
    Kai Roberson 2 days ago

    your fucking up my childhood shows dude XD stoppppp i only subscribed to your channel because it actually makes sense but get off these childhood shows cause their fuckin with my brain lmao

  • cool faces
    cool faces 2 days ago

    I guess you can't assume the dragons don't have emotion just because real life reptiles don't.

  • Beggetti Covers Songs

    I'm sorry but the story is based in the Viking era not now

  • Gracefulcubix Z
    Gracefulcubix Z 2 days ago

    Dude...please don't do this to people...Oh you did it

  • P S A
    P S A 2 days ago

    What if those dragons are saurapsids,now extinct reptile-like MAMMALS

  • Kyouko Toshino
    Kyouko Toshino 2 days ago

    I want an iguana reckon expert

  • PAST Productions
    PAST Productions 2 days ago +3

    Bad theory, yes sure.
    But to MatPat's credit, he did say he hasn't watched HTTYD before he started working on the theory.
    He probably did this just to capitalize on the movie. Not a good thing either, though.

  • It's Just Me Aidan!!

    HTTYD: Toothless
    HTTYD:THW: Toothpaste
    Only movie-goers get it
    So no MatPat
    Sorry but true

  • Gilbert Lara
    Gilbert Lara 3 days ago

    I now hate Madpat

  • Gilbert Lara
    Gilbert Lara 3 days ago

    Madpat:YOU SHOULD NOT TRAIN YOUR DRAGON. ,,Me: don't you start this shit

  • Pixil318
    Pixil318 3 days ago

    Wow are u fucking kidding me

  • Ruqaiya Swan
    Ruqaiya Swan 3 days ago +1

    Did he even watch gift of the night fury he refrences it but incorrectly like he just tried to ruin the movie for views without doing proper research or work

  • Coloured Catastrophe

    While it's a good theory and is well researched, it has been proven that the dragons in httyd can feel emotions and in Riders/Defenders of Berk Gobber has said that dragons have "very complex emotions" they are able to hold grudges and form bonds. Toothless has shown that he loves Hiccup and is visibly upset when
    (Spoiler for httyd 3)

    He says goodbye to Hiccup and also expresses joy when they fly or mess about. This also goes for the other dragons.

  • BrunoLEO
    BrunoLEO 3 days ago

    It's either a meme or someone that is annoyed at his theory. You did a fantastic job with your research, but I'll have to say, you missed a few parts. While in the movies it is not shown, there is a part in the 3rd movie when Astrid says that last time he rejected it, which means that the other parts of the series are canon. Which pretty much means that :
    1. Dragons do feel emotions, although they aren't as good at showing it as the people on Berk or Toothless (he's legit expressing human emotions at this point)
    2. Toothless could fly on his own, but decided not to. Like Hiccup said, he didn't need it.
    The theory itself is really well thought, and even if it had mistakes, still a 10/10 from me.

  • ฬ๏ŁF
    ฬ๏ŁF 3 days ago

    If toothless could fly away on his own (in the gift of the nightfury), why did he come back to hiccup and CLEARLY wanted hiccup to put back the "prothetic tail"?

  • Mike Dasik
    Mike Dasik 3 days ago

    Dragons in the movie are as intelligent as the people. They have emotions, are smart, all of that. The only thing they have not is ability to speak. But they understand every word the people are saying and react to that appropriately.

  • Bondboy0070
    Bondboy0070 3 days ago

    For everybody who wants to know,TOOTHLESS DOSE HAVE TEETH.

  • XX XX
    XX XX 3 days ago

    Excuse me while I go watch an Iguana act like a dog.
    tvclip.biz/video/p-zGIS-WWZQ/video.html

  • Blaze Burner
    Blaze Burner 3 days ago

    So the movie chooses a wrong title. How to domesticate your dragon. got it.

  • Michael zeray
    Michael zeray 3 days ago

    Hiccup actually gave thoothless a tail he could fly alone but turned down the offer due to the relationship they had before the finial movie

  • Rain Studios
    Rain Studios 3 days ago

    The dragons are sad cause you think there as intelligent as lizards.
    SAY SORRY TO THEM NOW OR I'LL TELL ASTRID TO SPANK U >:0

  • Rain Studios
    Rain Studios 3 days ago

    I think you forget that toothless has a personality like a cat and inelegance and feelings of humans. The movies aren't the only things in HTTYD there are shows which further their emotions. You can't compare these dragons with komodos which aren't EVEN DRAGON. Their brains are different and evolved. Also if Toothless WANTED to be free and "was being imprisoned" he would of just run away. You didn't watch his facial emotions either. Toothless loves hiccup enough that he'll let hiccup ride him again after toothless was already free. I think you missed some facts on this on...

  • ThatBoringOne
    ThatBoringOne 3 days ago

    Just a few personal nitpicks:
    - Hinging the argument on "Dragons wouldn't have emotional complexity because existing reptiles don't (not can't, just don't) have it" isn't very solid grounds for a theory. People aren't going to be satisfied with that because it's a pretty shallow argument that only accounts for one single possibility and ignores any other.
    - Not allowing Toothless control over the prosthetic tail fin could have a variety of reasons. Maybe Hiccup didn't know how to make one that could at that point. I mean, he was what, 14? And he wasn't well trusted with crafting judging by comments on it in the first movie's intro scene. He definitely knows how to make a human controlled one, but not necessarily how to make one that a Dragon could control. Also worth noting, Nightfuries _are_ regarded as the most dangerous and mysterious Dragon on Berk at the time. Giving Toothless the ability to fully fly on his own could have been disastrous for all Hiccup knew.
    - Having control over the fin in the special can be explained by how they're, at that point, pretty solidly a team and work together when flying. They both have moments in the series where one makes a better decision in flight than the other, and neither has full control on their own over that flight.
    - A better analogy to compare that to real life would be hunting an animal, injuring it in a way that effects the animal's mobility, realizing you can't hurt it and feeling a connection to it as you begin to understand there's more to them than what you were told, and attempting to care for that animal by helping them do the things they can't due to the injury. Sad and awful initially? Yes. Anything like using a shock collar to have control over a dog? No. That won't ever stop producing distress, shock or even pain, if it did it would lose the effect. Any attempt to fix the mistake of injuring the animal would likely distress the it in some form as they adapt to it, the goal should be keeping that distress as minimal and temporary as possible. Toothless adapts to being ridden extremely quickly, and with far less distress than something as normal as breaking in a horse (wild or otherwise) for riding would produce. It's not that unethical assuming that the reaction Toothless had stays the same.
    - Lastly, Toothless was netted in the middle of a Dragon raid on Berk and his injury caused by the crash landing. It was an action taken in defense and ignorance of why the Dragons did this that never gets repeated to train the other Dragons. Other Dragons seemed to be "trained", in the sense they're docile and allow people to ride them, when they were approached carefully and calmly, and given good scritchies. They're basically sky doggos.

  • Theory Fan
    Theory Fan 3 days ago

    tvclip.biz/video/pEpU6We6-6I/video.html

  • TheDiamondScorpion __ 65__

    Good theory but how do you know if made up species of dragon has the necessary parts of the brain or not?

  • Mikee 1234444
    Mikee 1234444 3 days ago

    Tim’s father is Ash

  • MotionTV
    MotionTV 3 days ago

    Dragons are dragons not real life lizards

  • Augie Eichelt
    Augie Eichelt 3 days ago

    Hey what is dragons wave do you have that thing

  • Darbie Sasmon
    Darbie Sasmon 4 days ago

    but matpat in the third movie while hiccup was making a tale for toothless hiccup and astrid was having a conversation about pickup already doing that a tail that can be used by toothless alone the astrid specifically said that they already did that and toothless didn't want it so you're theory just goes downhill because it is already addressed in the the third movie that he already tried to do that but toothless did not want it but in the third movie toothless has a reason to want it that is actually what you need to be looking for details in the 3rd movie

  • MTRG15
    MTRG15 4 days ago

    Weeeelllllllllll this is... accurate, as always, I would argue things like the books that present much more advanced species of dragons that have somehow developed mammals characteristics and complex thoughts and emotions (not to mention they can speak) but then again, the movies have nothing to do with the books so yeah, you can only argue that dragons could be a superior evolution of lizards that have the beginnings of neo-cortexes that allow them to feel simple emotions

    • Mike Dasik
      Mike Dasik 3 days ago

      Dragons in the movie are as intelligent as the people. They have emotions, are smart, all of that. The only think they have not is ability to speak. But they understand every word the people are saying and react to that appropriately.

  • novabus boy
    novabus boy 4 days ago

    WOA I JUST SOLVE A MYSTERY LEZARDMAN CANT EXIST BECAUSE NVM

  • wolfcreator9 does everything

    Hmmmmm....... I hate you now good bye

  • Jason Sayer
    Jason Sayer 4 days ago

    Now someone is just very very strange.......0:17

  • Jason Sayer
    Jason Sayer 4 days ago

    People in the internet are just weird.....0:11

  • Mealie
    Mealie 4 days ago

    Birds (which are just fluffy reptiles):
    Am I a joke to you?

  • Colin Gilligan
    Colin Gilligan 4 days ago

    My bearded dragon loves me!

  • Avo Rice
    Avo Rice 4 days ago

    Why doesnt Toothless kill Hiccup?

    • Mike Dasik
      Mike Dasik 3 days ago +1

      Because Toothless isn't evil. And because dragons in the movie are as intelligent as the people. They have emotions, are smart, all of that. The only think they have not is ability to speak. But they understand every word the people are saying and react to that appropriately.
      So Toothless know that Hiccup freed him from bolas and he knows that Hiccup brought him a food.

  • Kaeden Johnson
    Kaeden Johnson 4 days ago

    7:00 i died

  • 魂Mace
    魂Mace 4 days ago

    how do you know that dragons dont have the brain part that makes them love you

  • OrdinaryServingOfJell-O Nah

    Decent points, but i was just thinking how much shit they would drop on the houses..

  • RealityBreaker
    RealityBreaker 4 days ago

    God damn it mat pat, I didn't want to watch this theory before I watched the movie, turns out I didn't need to since you only looked at the first and oh my no, you overlook the dragons are clearly shown to have a lot more advanced brains then reptiles, enough to compete with humans.

    Sure, maybe Hiccup was a bad trainer, he was the first one to try in the universe though and had no research papers or hindsight to call upon so was going at it from scratch. Sure he injured the dragon but in the end didn't kill them, would you call the humans who first worked with wolves a good example for modern people to use on dogs? But he still tried.

  • Kritikill ヅ
    Kritikill ヅ 4 days ago +1

    Love your channel. But this theory is on par with the ness is sans theory in levels of absolutle bullshit. There was a guy a while back that saved a crocodile and the crocodile clearly responded with *kindness, trust, and affection for years.* but well shit according to this shitshow of a theory, that is simply *impossible* . Seriously though. This theory is just embarrassing on how bad it is.
    Link to Chito and Poncho the Crocodile: www.animalsaustralia.org/features/amazing-croc-story.php
    I get that comparing universes and creatures from different universes to our reality is kinda your job, but this is one of those scenarios that just doesnt work. These dragons obviously dont fucking act like the reptiles in our universe. They show affection, trust, and kindess, along with other emotions to such a degree like a cross between humans, cats, and dogs. Did you even watch the fucking movies or animated series or any fucking thing relating to the series Matthew Robert Patrick?

  • Faithfully Hopeful
    Faithfully Hopeful 4 days ago

    Maybe I watched the video wrong. I thought he was theorizing training an actual lizard and how it wouldn’t work in real life. He’s not wrong. A course in the movie world you can train a dragon. But I’m pretty sure he just meant irl.

  • Baconnn
    Baconnn 5 days ago

    We may not be able to create giant flying lizards, but could we create giant flying dogs?


    Edit: also, to everybody freaking butt-heart about one guy's theory, he's talking about how POSSIBLE it would be to TRAIN or even create a real life dragon, not entirely based off the ones in the movie.

  • Baconnn
    Baconnn 5 days ago

    How come your theories always have a lot of dislikes? They're really good theories.

    • Mike Dasik
      Mike Dasik 3 days ago

      This theory is kinda bad.
      Dragons in the movie are as intelligent as the people. They have emotions, are smart, all of that. The only thing they have not is ability to speak. But they understand every word the people are saying and react to that appropriately.

  • Treedin Animates
    Treedin Animates 5 days ago

    The books are better

  • Eclispe Brawl stars
    Eclispe Brawl stars 5 days ago

    Matpat: reptiles can’t form attatchments to humans
    Me to my tortoise: .....

  • TheOnlySoe
    TheOnlySoe 5 days ago

    A dragon that can’t fly is a dinosaur

    • Mike Dasik
      Mike Dasik 3 days ago

      Well, dinosaurus means horrible lizard. So yes. :)

  • GODᴇᴘɪᴄᴇʟʟ真神

    What most people dont realise that the relationship between drags and vikings is absolutely horrible. The dragons are not just like your friendly samoyeds. If you watch all 3 movies, you will realise that the dragons are intelligent creatures, capable of expressing emotions and logical thinking. For example, when hiccup was rejected by light fury, he was sad and tried to get outta her friend zone. So, how would you think you would feel if you knew you had to listen to humans like they were your masters. The relationship is like rick and morty. Morty loves going on ricks adventure, but starts to dislike and at some point hates rick when he realises that he was just a tool used by rick to hide from the galactic federation. Its like being aware that youre a slave but cannot leave.

  • Bryan Cain
    Bryan Cain 5 days ago

    WHY AM I STILL SUBSCRIBED TO YOU?!!!

  • Jessica HERBANE
    Jessica HERBANE 5 days ago

    y all da h8 4 matpat

  • TexasbombColCol
    TexasbombColCol 5 days ago +1

    Welp that’s another child hood movie that is ruined for me by matpat jk love you

  • Daniel Houck
    Daniel Houck 6 days ago

    You are assuming too much about how similar dragons are to real reptiles. They're warm-blooded, presumably, so they aren't exactly the same.

  • Diego Gallardo
    Diego Gallardo 6 days ago

    But if they are smart, can't you develop a codependent relationship with them? One in witch if they needed you to fence from a predator and you needed them to fence from another, being together and moving together would be tho only way to carry on. Couldn't a lizard acknowledge that?

  • iM0rb1d
    iM0rb1d 6 days ago

    I like this theory, I really do. But one hole I have noticed is that you are comparing dragons to actual reptiles, seems fine, however... They are being mind controled by a much more massive dragon. How does that happen when it comes to brain power? Endorphins? But the mind control cant be endorphins or something of that nature, because toothless ends up resisting it. I'm curious on your theory on that to be honest, since it wasn't addressed here. o-o

  • Gold Sulfur Titanium Nitrogen

    Made good points, but he ignored the brotherhood they gained

  • Presley Hesson
    Presley Hesson 6 days ago

    0:59 Forgot Godzilla
    Also, later in the video, Matpat became PETA...so yeah...not a good theory...

  • Moonstone husky
    Moonstone husky 6 days ago

    A dragon who can't fly is a dead dragon?

    Speed stingers aren't extinct... Prove that theory, bitch!

    • Mike Dasik
      Mike Dasik 3 days ago

      That quote is directly from the movie. :)

  • BumbleNaut The Whale

    You ignored the fact that eventually Toothless started loving Hiccup and all the other dragons that didn’t rely on their humans could leave and attack whenever they wanted. But they didn’t because they didn’t like their old lifestyle. Also they were safe from dragon hunters. And in the short Toothless didn’t want to leave. He only wanted to fly with Hiccup. Your beginning points were correct but everything else was easily debunked. The reason they released the dragons in HTTYD 3 was because they found a safe place for the dragons with no danger of the dragon hunters. All the dragons realized that they had a safe place to go and why stay when you can be safe basically forever. The humans realized that too. You only skimmed across everything they were doing not going into depth.

  • Panos  Delis
    Panos Delis 6 days ago +1

    You are wrong... Toothless wouldn't leave him, he didn't want the tail that hiccup made for him, until he fell in love with the light fury

  • I Need A Name
    I Need A Name 6 days ago

    I AM VERY DISAPPOINTED IN U MAT

  • Jose Carlos Moreno
    Jose Carlos Moreno 6 days ago

    Assault water crocodile

  • ChinaMo
    ChinaMo 7 days ago

    I feel like you might need a hug MatPat... *Pats MatPats head*
    Also, what if dragons are less reptilian and more avian/non-avian dinosaur like?! Their brains would have to be different, like J. Horner has said on many occasions...
    :-D

    • Mike Dasik
      Mike Dasik 3 days ago +1

      Dragons in the movie are as intelligent as the people. They have emotions, are smart, all of that. The only thing they have not is ability to speak. But they understand every word the people are saying and react to that appropriately.

  • I Am God
    I Am God 7 days ago

    Just saying MatPat. If you actually di want to train a dragon; do it like Valka did (Hiccup's mother). She spent 20 years among dragon and not training them, taming them, or even domesticating them, but befriending them like you would a human. She knew these dragons have EMOTIONS and Valka is the right way to go. Follow in Valka's foot steps, if you want not just a pet dragon, but a friend who will fly to the ends of earth for you. 🌎 But hey that's just a theory, A TEXT theory. And Cut! 🎥

  • Omar Sakr
    Omar Sakr 7 days ago

    This is the very first Film Theory that I have to disagree with.
    Your theory is wrong on many levels, the dragons clearly show a very high level of intelligence and complicated emotions.
    Hiccup put himself in danger to help Toothless fly again, the dragon even bit his leg off so if that is worth anything, is that makes them even.
    Hmmm, really Mat it makes me think you really didn't watch the movies clearly.

  • Stellar Lunar
    Stellar Lunar 7 days ago

    Except the dragons in this movie were modeled off of cats and dogs.
    Secondly, as a reptile handler of many years I've gotta point out something. Though their brains may not be developed like ours are, reptiles do have their own primitive form of trust. Reptiles can recognize different people including their owners through sight and smell, and they can show content or uncomfortableness when being around certain people or certain types of people.
    The best example I can think of in my personal experience would be with a python I had. She strongly disliked certain types of people (mostly women) and would routinely strike when handled by them or when they walked by the enclosure. However, the snake was more than comfortable with most men, she seemed to enjoy being handled by them and rarely showed signs of fear around them. This particular python also did not mind children and did quite well with them. However, any female person of a certain age or size, the snake showed distrusting and defensive tendencies towards. Now, I was not the first caretaker for this snake, but this to me shows that the snake probably had a negative experience with a woman in the past or sees women as a threat for some other reason.
    I also have one snake who is very tame for me and most other people but anxious and distrustful around my brother, even though my brother has not hurt the snake.
    Any other reptile owner can also tell you that they do in fact tame down with handling and can display trust towards humans that wasn't originally there.
    So take from that what you will, but it isn't simply a black-and-white all instinct animal. They don't develop emotional bonds with their handlers but they can absolutely gain trust and look forward to handing