|“||I am Harald Forkbeard: trader, navigator, and master of adventure at your service.||”|
|— Harald Forkbeard [src]|
Harald is a man full of self-confidence, as he attrack his boat at Dragon's Edge docks and roam around when nobody is around [src].
He consider Leopold as his pet. He see the training of dragons as "convenient" [src]. He seems eager to learn more about dragon training from the people at Dragon's Edge[src], and he reads the Book of Dragons to learn more [src].
He doesn't seem to have much knowledge of dragons, as it doesn't recognize a Snaptrapper in Multi-head Bonanza. But he knows how to open a Dragon Hunter's cage, and he is willing to help the dragon riders rescuing dragons [src].He's also smart, and quick at problem-solving, as in Stuck on You he's the one to suggest a way to guide the Armorwing.
He has a manipulative nature, well hidden behind an apparently caring and emphatic behavior. He can obtain what he want, by providing convincing excuses, like when he want to avoid Skulder [src], or when he succeed in remaining alone on Dragon's Edge while everyone else goes to rescue dragons on Scuttleclaw Island [src].
He gain trust by helping out in nearly everything, so that even Astrid, that had reserves on him, keeps her guard down. But in the end he reveals himself for what he is: a thief, that takes advantage of other's trust for his own benefit [src].
He will lie anytime to put himself on a better light, like when he says that the Dragon Hunters stole the dragons from him [src], while in reality he sold them to the Hunters [src]. he is also a coward, as he would switch allies and help if he fins himself in troubles [src] .
Harald can be found:
In the game Edit
Battle for the Edge Edit
Harald is introduced in the quest Threat of the Dragon Hunters. He feels "at home" at Dragon's Edge, as he declare it was one of his haunts during his journeys. He presents himself as a trader and navigator, and explain he was forced to stop at Dragon's Edge due to a conflict with Dragon Hunters, that wanted to steal his wares, and his boat got damaged in the process.
He trained his dragon Leopold, as he explain in Home Sweet Dragon's Edge.
In Multi-head Bonanza, he joins the Dragon Rider at Zippleback Island.
In Epic Catastrophe, he once again follow the riders to Dark Deep, and helps rescuing a dragon from a Dragon Hunter cage.
He then seems to lose interest in eploring the nearby islands with the Dragon Raider to help dragons, as in both Archaeologist, Dragon Trainer and Dragon Hunter Troubles he stays at Dragon's Edge while everyone else fly out. But it's a trick, as Skulder knows he is actually a pirate, and he use the time alone on Dragon's Edge to steal everything, including the Book of Dragons.
The player discvers in Pirate on the Run that Harald stole the Armorwing and the Catastrophic Quaken, and he is seen leaving Mudraker Island in What About the Archaeologist? where he trapped Skulder in a Dragon Hunter cage.
In This Will not Stand, Harald sends a ransom note to Dragon's Edge with Leopold, asking for the telescope as price for returning all the things he stole.
Harald is seen again in The Waiting Game, where he falls in the trap prepared by the Dragon Raiders. He then has no other option to help them rescue the dragons he stole, and are now at the Dragon Hunter camp.
He will bring the player to the Hunter's camp in Heart of Darkness, from which he will escape in an unspecified way.
In Battle for Dragon's Edge, Harald is seen sailing away with a mysterious object he stole from the Dragon Hunters.
Harald doesn't seem to get along well with Skulder. He describe him as a "strange man", an "unpredictable man" that could "act irrationally". Why Harald says he doesn't know why the Archaeologist doesn't like him, he says that he ran into him once and Skulder accused him of trying to hurt him, for apparently no reason [src].
Harald mentiones that he dealt with the dragon hunters several times in the past [src], and that they wanted to steal his wares [src], however this is probably not true. Harald sold the the Quaken and the Armor Wing to the Dragon Hunter for a high price [src].
Later, a Dragon Hunter says that Harald has "burned many bridges around these waters", and many Hunters have a grudge against him [src].
Harald's boat EditHarald uses a boat as main way of transportation, that features a wooden sculpture of a horned dragon head on the front, and colorful shields on the sides.
The sail features a black symbol, similar to the dragon head on the front of the boat.
|Characters||Movie Characters||Astrid • Bucket • Dagur • Eret • Fishlegs • Gobber • Heather • Hiccup • Johann • Mala • Mildew • Mulch • Ruffnut • Snotlout • Stoick † • Tuffnut • Valka|
|Book Characters||Clueless • Speedifist • Wartihog|
|Original Characters||Headmaster • Skulder • Harald • Stormheart|