As with all members of the animal kingdom, dragons, too, must follow a hierarchy of power and leadership.
At the apex of that chain of command rules an exceedingly rare alpha dragon to which all others bow – the Bewilderbeast. However, Bewilderbeasts are not born to that alpha status; it is earned through combat, vigilance and, most importantly, a desire to protect the dragons in its nest. Fortunately for Bewilderbeasts, there are few other dragons in the world that can match their intimidating stature and ever hope to compete for the designation of “king of all dragons.”
See more of Valka’s Bewilderbeast in:
How to Train Your Dragon 2
The benevolent and leonine king of all dragons
Icy breath freezes blasts of water
Bewilderbeasts are also quite impressive architects, fashioning near-impenetrable nests out of their self-generated ice and using natural hot springs to provide warmth and sustenance to the flock under its care. From its oasis within this icy cocoon, the Bewilderbeast rules all dragons without bias, without malice, and without question.