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I alone control the dragons!
~ Drago Bludvist.
See, I know what it is to live in fear! To see my village burnt, my family taken. But even as a boy, left with nothing, I vowed to rise above the fear of dragons, and liberate the people of this world.
~ Drago telling Hiccup about his "tragic" background.

Drago Bludvist is the main antagonist of the DreamWorks animated How to Train Your Dragon franchise. He serves as the main antagonist of How to Train Your Dragon 2, the unseen overarching antagonist of its video game Dragons: Rise of Berk, the overarching antagonist of DreamWorks Dragons: Race to the Edge, the posthumous overarching antagonist of How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World and one of the two posthumous overarching antagonists (alongside Grimmel the Grisly) of How to Train Your Dragon: Homecoming.

He was a crazy evil warlord who tried to conquer the world by creating a dragon army. When Drago was a boy, his family and village was wiped out by dragons. He would go on to create an army of both humans and dragons, and slaughtered those that refused to join him. He would battle against Hiccup, Toothless and Valka and attempt to rule the world.

He was voiced by Djimon Hounsou in most of his appearances, but in Season 5 episode "The Wings of War", he was voiced by Hakeem Kae-Kazim, who voiced Benatu Eshu in Vixxen.

What Makes Him Pure Evil?

  • He wanted to rule the world by enslaving both Vikings and dragons alike, which is made clear when he vowed to "rise above the fear of dragons" and nodded when Hiccup asked him if he wanted to become unstoppable and rule the world, even admitting that he's using dragons to control the people who follow him and get rid of those who refuse to without hesitation, proving that Drago is basically using this as an excuse for his horrific crimes.
    • While he claims to be doing what he does to avenge his family who were killed by dragons, he neglects the fact that he uses the dragons to carry out his own selfish purposes, with Hiccup pointing out that he made a dragon army to control his followers and get rid of those who refuse to serve him.
    • This makes him a hypocrite, seeing as to how he's using the very things responsible for the deaths of his family to gain power over others-willing to murder any innocents, dragons and humans alike, who stood in his way in order to achieve such power.
    • What makes this worse, is that he most likely moved on from the loss of his family's deaths and his village, once he became a feared power-hungry monarch.
  • During one of his earliest conquests, upon finding his future Bewilderbeast when the latter was a hatchling, Drago forced him into obedience to him by abusing and torturing said Bewilderbeast until the latter grew to adult-size, after which Drago used him to intimidate all his dragons into serving him.
  • When the chiefs in the Great Hall laughed at him after he wanted them to bow down and follow him, he used two of his armored dragons to burn the chiefs, only failing with Stoick at the time.
    • Due to Drago's attack on the Great Hall, Stoick knew that Drago was a madman who cannot be reasoned with, as Drago had his dragons burn down the Great Hall for a petty reason.
  • Upon discovering that Bayona and his tribe were farmers and not warriors like he expected, Drago burned down their entire village, thus forcing them to continue trying to find a habitable island for them to live on, an impact that carries on with them even after his demise.
  • He assassinated the leader of the Mongrel tribe, King Stormheart, thus leaving his two daughters, Nikora and Eir, orphaned and forced to escape from Drago with their lives.
  • He had Krogan sentenced to death just because he failed to capture a Bewilderbeast for him, even though he already has a Bewilderbeast himself by that point. When Krogan told him that he won't fail him again, Drago still didn't forgive him, instead simply telling him that no one can fail him twice. This shows that despite Krogan’s decades of faithful servitude and being his star pupil, Drago had utterly no care for his trusted lieutenant, seeing him only as a disposable pawn.
  • He burned the mark of his own insignia on Eret, Son of Eret's, chest, threatening him that that the next time he returns to him empty-handed, then he'll be far less understanding in the future.
    • Even though Eret captured more dragons for him as well as the Dragon Riders as an added bonus, he still tries to have Eret executed alongside the Dragon Riders via drowning, meaning he was going to have Eret killed regardless of whether or not he returned with more dragons.
  • He murders Valka's Bewilderbeast and enslaved all the Dragons at the Dragon Sanctuary against their will via his own Bewilderbeast.
  • He refuses Hiccup's offer of peace and instead indirectly killed Stoick in the process of ordering his Bewilderbeast to have Toothless kill Hiccup. When he found out that Stoick took the blast instead, he just scoffed and walked off, with Hiccup deeply grieving for his death as a result.
  • Upon entering the Isle of Berk once again, he devastates it by freezing it with his Bewilderbeast's ice breath, but not before taunting the Vikings there that Stoick the Vast is dead and that there's no one to protect them anymore.
  • While he gives Hiccup a sporting chance of getting Toothless back, it's clear that he was expecting him to fail because he was taunting Hiccup that Toothless won't miss a second time, thus making it dishonorable. In addition when Hiccup succeeded Drago was shocked and and attempted to attack Toothless and Hiccup, making him dishonorable again.
  • Even when given the chance to surrender and make peace by Hiccup, Drago refuses and orders his Bewilderbeast to attack, resulting in its defeat and his death.

Trivia

  • He is one of the two How to Train Your Dragon villains to be Pure Evil, the other being Grimmel the Grisly. However, Drago is arguably the more dangerous of the two considering how destructive his plans of taking over the entire world and what he does to defiant villages do, and that he has killed more people onscreen, including one of the franchise's main characters, however, considering Grimmel's lack of resources to be compared to him, and that he arguably has a higher kill count offscreen and that while Drago has a very weak excuse for his crimes due to hypocritical revenge against dragons for taking his arm as a boy, Grimmel has an even weaker excuse of hunting purely for fame and glory, so while Drago is more dangerous overall, Grimmel is arguably more evil in other regards.
  • Drago Bludvist was originally intended to return in How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, where he would have been revealed to have survived his apparent death in How to Train Your Dragon 2 and would have redeemed himself after developing some kind of respect and affection for a dragon who was to help him escape from an island where he was left stranded after his defeat. Had Drago not been written out from the third film, this would have stripped Drago from his Pure Evil status.

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