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HTTYD: Waterbending collage by dreamer45 HTTYD: Waterbending collage by dreamer45
More drawings of Hiccup as a waterbender; I had a lot of fun with these :D This is the first time in a while that I've ever taken the time to decently shade something, so I'm pretty proud of myself X3 Now to explain the pictures...

Top left: Hiccup using his bending to catch Toothless a snack :D I really suck at drawing Toothless and haven't got any references of him yet, but I still drew him anyways. I'm so weird...

Top right: Hiccup using legitimate waterbending for the first time during dragon training (legitimate as in actually fighting with it, not just a smack and run away screaming). He's using the octopus form, which is controlling 8 water whips at the same time, against a Gronckle which bit his leg and ate his boot, hence the bleeding and barefooted-ness, LOL X3 I really love how the pose turned out and pretty much the whole drawing turned out in general, though I do wish that I did a better job on his bare foot; it looks jacked-up to me...

Bottom left: "I won't let you hurt Toothless!" Hiccup using bloodbending (go look it up, I don't feel like explaining) on his dad to keep him from hurting Toothless more. It's at the part where Toothless comes to protect Hiccup from the Monstrous Nightmare and everyone is all like 'NIGHT FURY, OMGEEZ!" and they go all crazy and stuff and, yeah.... Hiccup's crying because this is an intense moment for him...

Bottom right: Hiccup to the rescue! Nah, just kidding :D He's just getting ready to protect himself from a [different] Gronckle by bending water from a nearby bucket while said dragon chases Astrid and Ruffnut around the arena. Just a silly piece to lighten the mood from the other drawing :D

Enjoy the collage!

Hiccup, Toothless, and others (c) Dreamworks
Waterbending and other stuff from ATLA (c) Mike and Bryan
artwork belongs to yours truly :heart:

Hiccup's waterbending outfit in color: [link]
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HowlingGuardian Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014
I always thought Hiccup would be either an airbender, because the other Vikings would see that as wimpy, or firebending, which he could practice by copying dragon movements- eg The Dancing Dragon from The Firebending Masters
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dreamer45 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014
I felt water would be most appropriate for Hiccup since air seemed too energetic and carefree for him, I get that airbending would be associated with the whole flying thing, but then he wouldn't really have much use for Toothless then, ya? I really can't see him as a firebender cuz even though he can be stubborn, he's not nearly as hotheaded and aggressive as the other vikings, and firebending is kind of an aggressive style, so not really a good fit for Hiccup (especially since here we're only discussing the first film).

Water, in my personal opinion, is the best fit for Hiccup. It's been referred to as the element of change, which I think is pretty important to Hiccup's character. He changed his perception of dragons during the film and he even changed his village's way of life towards the end. Water can be gentle as well as aggressive, it's very fluid and pliable for change, much like Hiccup's personality. He's not always stubborn nor is he always meek and shy, he's able to change his demeanor depending on how he's feeling. Water, especially in the Avatar-verse, has healing properties, and in a way Hiccup "healed" Toothless by making him a prosthetic that enabled him to fly once more (true, Toothless heavily relies on Hiccup to operate the prosthetic, but Hiccup eventually makes one that Toothless can operate independently in "Gift of the Night Fury", which he ended up refusing in the end because of his strong bond with Hiccup).
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dreamer45 Featured By Owner May 27, 2014
As long as you credit me for the concept and link me to the fic when you finish it ;P
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Fight4tru-love Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Student Digital Artist
can he bloodbend since he's a waterbender(and a powerful one at that) and maybe heal people like Katara did?
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dreamer45 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
Yeah, he can bloodbend. I'm not too sure about the healing thing (since I don't think we've really seen any male healers in the Avatar series), but I think he probably could.
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Fight4tru-love Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
for the healing part it could be rare among males
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dreamer45 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014
It's highly possible that's the case :)
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keracronda Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not criticizing your work or anything, I really like it actually, but Hiccup looks like a girl.
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dreamer45 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
It's just how I do things (plus, this thing is kinda old XP)
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Looneychic1 Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Blood bending from avatar I loved that ep
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dreamer45 Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
Lol, me too :D
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Looneychic1 Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Very dramatic at the end I thought she wouldn't do it but she did I forgot the name of the ep
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SnowBunnyRabbit Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Student
Wow, cool. You should make a story out of this. It's genious!
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dreamer45 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
Thanks! I might write a story if I come up with something good! :D
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SnowBunnyRabbit Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Student
I'm sure you will. I liked the one when Hiccup is using waterbending to catch fish, it's just so cute.
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dreamer45 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
Thanks! :D
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SnowBunnyRabbit Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Student
You're welcome. When you think of one just let me know. :nod:
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dreamer45 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
'Kay :)
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SnowBunnyRabbit Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Student
Yay!:w00t!:
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dreamer45 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
Feel free to give some ideas or suggestions if you have them, I'd love to have your input! :D
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MegaloRex Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010
I like these alot. It actually makes sense that Hiccup would be a water bender rather than any other. He's not hard and cald like earth, not as aggressive as fire, and certainly not as loopy as air (of course I mean Aang). He's more like the go with the flow and will tsunami anyone when he has enough motivation.
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dreamer45 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010
My thoughts exactly! Glad you like it! :D
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zippo360 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010
thats cute
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dreamer45 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010
Thanks :D
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thewaywardsoldier Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Hobbyist
lol! cute!
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dreamer45 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010
Thanks! :D
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mizfoxpad Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
Interesting idea! I think that waterbending fits him well.
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dreamer45 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
Thanks! :D
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FawkesTheSkarmory Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol, brilliant crossover idea! I really like the bottom right one, if only he'd done this in Dragon Training class. :XD:
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dreamer45 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
Thanks, glad you like it! He probably could've saved himself the embarrassment of being helpless if he used that little trick there :D
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FawkesTheSkarmory Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're most welcome. :D
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Ikki-Jen Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010
this is awesome =)=)=)
I was almost the same idea, but only with Ruffnut, which manages all the elements XD and this idea came to me, too, after watching avatar...
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dreamer45 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010
So that means Ruffnut is the avatar? That sounds cool :D
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Ikki-Jen Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010
I know =D
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RARnarutofan93 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
The little people running in the backround is funny, my fave pic is with Hiccup crying it looks so serious;p
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dreamer45 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
LOL, thanks :D Hiccup's hands in the bloodbending one took forever, but I think they turned out okay.
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kaikaru Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Student Digital Artist
These are freaking epic. :D I love all the ideas you have for him as a bender! I love all the poses and expressions you have for him here too~ :3
Yay for water fishy bending~~ :meow:
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dreamer45 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
LOL, thanks! I wanna do more with this concept, maybe expand on it and other stuff. I'm thinking about doing something with the bloodbending thing and make Hiccup a little psychotic X3
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PHANTOM11822 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Student Filmographer
I would have though Hiccup was a earthbender but it's really cute!
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dreamer45 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
I was thinking about that at first, but Hiccup gets teased for being weak and earthbenders are strong, so water seemed like a good fit :D And thanks; glad you like it!
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PHANTOM11822 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Student Filmographer
k thats ok ^^
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RyuujinWolf Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Student Writer
Don't you need a full moon for bloodbending?
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dreamer45 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
I'm pretty sure, but I can't remember if there was a full moon when Katara used bloodbending on that Southern Raiders guy...
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RyuujinWolf Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Student Writer
I think it was. I remember it was night and she was REALLY pissed so she was tossing guys everywhere then making Zuko like :O_o: when she started controlling him.
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