Hatching fast and fiery, baby Monstrous Nightmares are quick to separate from the rest of the litter and assert their independence within minutes of their birth.
Much like their adult counterparts, baby Nightmares are skilled hunters and adaptive survivors, making them one of the hardiest dragon breeds.
Despite their self-reliance and solitary natures, Nightmares grow up to be some of the most devoted dragons and are particularly protective of their Viking riders, even if they have a funny way of showing it sometimes -- just ask Snotlout!
See more of Baby Nightmare in:
How to Train Your Dragon
Gift of the Night Fury
Willful, yet warm-hearted
As with all babies, young Nightmares are known to drool regularly. However, this slobber packs a punch, since its kerosene gel composition makes it akin to lighter fluid. Hiccup noted the flammable qualities of baby Nightmare saliva during Berk’s first Snoggletog with dragons, which sparked the eventual creation of Hiccup’s Dragon Blade!