|MONSTERS OF THE TRAP DOOR - PAGE ONE
The very first Trap Door monster shown in the very first episode, this yellow monster
doesn't do a whole lot besides eat The Thing's breakfast, prompting Berk to simply
send the whole monster up to The Thing's chamber as a "chef's special." This is one
of the most things endearing about Berk; a complete and utter indifference towards
life and death.
Appearing in both the very first and very last episode of the series, there isn't much to
say about the Red Thing; it's just big, mean and violent.
Monsters in the Trap Door are very rarely given official names, but any name you
see in "quotations" is how the series or its characters referred to the monster.
|EPISODE: SLITHER, WRIGGLE AND WRITHE
These orange, warty tentacles flail out of the trap door, clutching at anything in reach
and behaving rudely. They reappear in later episodes, but we'll never find out what
they were attached to - if anything. They're never explicitly referred to as tentacles, so
maybe they're just individual worm-like things? Berk addresses the tentacles as "you
lot" and "that lot," so he at least thinks they're more than one creature.
In Rogg's debut episode, Berk takes an unwilling Boni on a fishing trip outside the
castle. We never actually see any "fish" or anything that could even pass for a fish;
just a slimy green beast with eyeballs on stalks, a nice "big 'un" according to Berk.
The master's "prize vegetable," Thort is the largest of many weird plants in the castle
garden, and squawks like a bird from its nasty-looking beak. Berk uses Thort to take
care of some stinging flies that swarm out of the trap door, and after praising the
plant on a job well done, implies that he'll be serving him up as a salad to the Thing
|EPISODE: GOURMET'S DELIGHT
This obnoxious monster is invisible until some of Berk's cooking permanently stains
it yellow. Its hobbies seem to include throwing things, breaking things, and throwing
things in order to break them. It reappears in a few episodes to stir up more trouble,
including kidnapping Boni just to play him like a drum.
This monster looks like it may be related to Drutt's species and is actually driven off
by the little guy. Neither creature is ever explicitly referred to as a spider, but this one
is able to produce some sort of green webbing.
|THE "CREEPY CRAWLY THING"
When Berk finds an old book of spells, he can't resist reading one for fun, which ends
up summoning a bunch of poltergeists, eventually seen as green ghosts on a
cel-animated loop - just like real ghosts!
Here is where the series monsters begin to get wonderfully weird. "The Dose"
begins with a flatulent green blob that eventually sprouts feet, eyes and a mouth.
When Berk scolds it for eating up his homemade cold medicine, it runs to its
"mama;" a cool giant pile of yellow glop with multiple green trumpets popping in and
out of its mass. Get used to these trumpets, because lots of trap door creatures
seem to have them. Both monsters slither back down the Trap Door before doing