Anonymous asked: Tell us why you like Dagur :3
Elementary my dear anon…
Dagur’s character is extremely complex, especially for one that’s only been in two episodes. He has an amazing sense of presence that some of the main characters aren’t even able to capture in the show, and every episode he’s in you’re completely enthralled in what he’s doing—whether you’re intrigued by it or disturbed, you’re still paying attention.
That and Dagur’s got some very interesting complexities and parallels that I happen to enjoy.
For starters, he’s a child/teen chief…which—as far as we know—isn’t very common among the Viking islands. Which parallels to Hiccup in an interesting way that I don’t think is a mistake.
He killed his father to get to power, but doesn’t seem to know what to do with all of it. Though I doubt they’ll ever go into that territory as they’ll never come out and say “hey Dagur killed his daddy in cold blood to become chief”, I can figure that Dagur either has some kind of complex where he’s proud of what he did but also hates himself for what he did.
It’s the kind of mentality that creates serial killers. Being angry because you kill…yet you release that anger by killing some more. Luckily he takes most of his killing out on dragons, but with how unstable he is I do have a twinge of fear that he might try and kill Hiccup or something (or at least imply it…?)
Not that I have a thing for killers or anything, I just find the complexity of his character extremely interesting, and they’re able to convey all this in such little screen time for him. I’m still more fearful of what Dagur’s going to do than our main villain (Alvin), just by the way Dagur is given personal screentime. He’s given time for us to know what he’s like in a non-scheming way. We only see Alvin when he’s rubbing his hands together and plotting more evvvviiiil.
But despite his extremely attractive character arch…he’s also just extremely attractive. I can admit I have a thing for a cartoon character…Dagur’s just a hot piece of ginger viking, okay?
Look at this face:
LOOK AT IT!
Rose, I hope it’s okay that I add onto this? Okay? Good.
On top of all of that, Dagur’s character is a kind that doesn’t appear very often, especially in kids’ shows, for obvious reasons. But the writers are doing a very good job portraying Dagur so far and, like B-rose is stating above, it’s hard to not pay attention to what he’s doing when he’s on screen. He draws interest in, whether it be genuine interest in him or someone wondering why he’s randomly laughing or having mood swings (example: my mother walking in during said moments).
I’ve always liked characters that are, well, different from the normal cast compilation seen in shows and movies. Maybe that’s another reason I’m drawn to him. I mean, Dreamworks is really pushing the whole “Dagur killed his father” thing, especially in his newest episode. How many characters in things designed for kids have a character who killed his own family as a recurring character in them? Not many that I can count.
If you ask me, they should have made Dagur the main villain instead of Alvin. Just the way people seem to really start being drawn to him and fearing what he’s going to do more then Alvin… it just makes more sense… and my mutal thing for his character wouldn’t mind seeing a lot more of him all too much…
… this, and I want to see his sister… don’t judge me; I’m just a fangirl…