Astrid Hofferson is the tritagonist of the How to Train Your Dragon franchise, a female Viking warrior of Clan Hofferson of the Hooligan tribe.

She is 15 years old in How to Train Your Dragon (2010), 18-19 in Dragons: Race to the Edge (2015), 20 in How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014), and 21 in How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.

She is the girlfriend of the franchise's main protagonist Hiccup Haddock III, and is sometimes used in damsel in distress situations against him in the franchise.

Times of Distress


  • How to Train Your Dragon 2 - hands tied behind back in group bondage.


  • Dreamworks Dragons: Riders of Berk
    • S01E06 Alvin and the Outcats; Held hostage by Alvin the Treacherous grabbing onto her braid. Later falls onto his ship, and is physically held hostage by him a second time. 
    • S01E11 Heather Report, Part 2; Held hostage dangling over a cliff by Alvin the Treacherous holding onto her. 
  • DreamWorks Dragons: Race to the Edge
    • S01E03 Imperfect Harmony; Cocooned from neck to ankles in Deathsong amber.
    • S02E01 Team Astrid; Captured by Berserker warrior, arms held behind back.
    • S02E02 Night of the Hunters, Part 1; Reeled in by a chain around her waist, restrained by two dragon hunters. 
    • S03E12 Last Auction Heroes; Captured by Dragon Hunters with Heather, wrists tied in front, handgagged.
    • S03E13 Defenders of the Wing, Part 1; Group captured by the Defenders of the Wing, wrists tied behind back.
    • S04E13 Shell Shocked, Part 2; Held hostage by Viggo Grimborn, arms pinned to sides.
    • S06E02 No Bark, All Bite; Restrained by two dragon hunters, hands later tied behind back when sitting in a chair.

Graphic Novels

  • The Serpent's Heir - group captured by Calder, arms chained above head.




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Tied and handgagged in Dragons: Race to the Edge.