HTTYD 2: VALKA IS EVEN MORE EPIC THAN YOU MIGHT HAVE REALISED
Okay so I was watching tons of HTTYD 2 trailers and clips for reference for my Valka armour cosplay I’m working on. We all know Valka rides Cloudjumper while standing, right? Yeah, cause she’s super awesome. Well I came across one trailer that had a quick shot of the huge battle at Valka’s dragon sanctuary. I noticed Cloudjumper barrel rolls at one point and thought “oh hey Valka actually has to sit down and brace herself and ride normally”.
BUT NO GUYS
SHE DOESN’T BRACE HERSELF WHILE HER DRAGON SPINS UPSIDE DOWN
WANNA KNOW WHAT SHE DOES DO?
SHE RUNS ALONG CLOUDJUMPER’S NECK IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION HE’S SPINNING UNTIL HE LEVELS OUT
That means she knows just how fast to run to make sure she stays upright and onboard and Cloudjumper knows exactly how to turn so she doesn’t fall off and just THE FACT THAT THEY TRUST EACH OTHER ENOUGH TO DO STUFF LIKE THIS DURING A HIGH-SPEED BATTLE. I know they’ve had 20 years and all but still, jeeeeez Valka is a DRAGON MASTER.
Like this is only 2 seconds of the movie but it makes her 10 times more epic than she already was. :D