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It would have been better by Contraltissimo It would have been better by Contraltissimo
"It would have been better, for everyone...."


....except for you, Hiccup.





Just an image that's been kicking around my head for.... a while. Not the art I intended to do next in line, but.... it just wanted out.

Anatomy is hard. I tried. @_@

[EDIT] - Aaaaand I just realized I forgot his belt.... I might fix that later, or I might not....

[EDIT AGAIN] - Okay, is fixed now. Somewhat.



[EDIT AGAIN AGAIN] - Ah, happiness abounds. :aww: :icontoriyama-kino-90: has just written the most amazing fanfiction, which, I am very honored to say, was inspired by my picture here.

You can read her fanfiction, familiarly entitled It Would Have Been Better, on DeviantArt, here, or over at FanFiction.net, here.

Thank you so much, :icontoriyama-kino-90:! :hug:
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:iconnyanpheonix101:
nyanpheonix101 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014
Toothless: AW HELL NO!!!
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littlefoot21676767 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Student Interface Designer
bullshut
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:iconemmaholmes96:
EmmaHolmes96 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh man! such feels.
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:iconcontraltissimo:
Contraltissimo Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014
Yah. :saddummy:
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ShastaRoseMcKee1231 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Student Artist
HTTYD.34  WHAT THE HELL
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tehstrelok Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014
alt universes mate
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anhedral Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
All righty. I've seen *countless* HTTYD artworks on dA, by many different artists, and a lot of them are very, very good. But for me, this just has to be the very best of the lot. It shocked me powerfully the first time I saw it, and the effect is undiminished with time.

We like to think that many mistakes in life can be fixed, given time and application; but there are some that just can't, and I like to think that Hiccup realises this in the moment you capture him here. A whole alternative future, a better future, shut off forever - and in the film he was so very, very close to doing exactly this.

Superbly imagined and executed, and packing a huge emotive punch, it's art like this that keeps me enthralled in this fandom. Thank you so much for giving us this.
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GoWFanatic Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
Wait...Hiccup killed Toothless? WHAT THE HELL'S GOING ON?!?
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:iconcontraltissimo:
Contraltissimo Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
Eyup.  And now he's sad.
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GoWFanatic Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
I've read the fanfiction. Hiccup, I feel your pain.
Hiccup: Thanks brother.
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Contraltissimo Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
:icontoriyama-kino-90: did a great job.
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Contraltissimo Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
I've already told you, several times, he asked me not to relay messages from you to him.  Make another account and just tell him yourself sans any guises.

I'll be honest: I really don't believe what you say about your mother dying.  But then that's only because I've seen you thoroughly contradict yourself plenty of other times on the interwebs.  Still, if your mom just died, why the heck are you messing around with us internet-bozos anyway?  Go sit on a real couch in the physical company of friends who can be a little more present for you.  It'll be way more helpful than anything you'll find in a computer screen.
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GoWFanatic Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
My mother IS dead. My father IS DEAD. DO YOU THINK IM JOKING?!?
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:iconcontraltissimo:
Contraltissimo Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
No, just manipulating.  But again, that's only because I've seen you do it before.  Hey you cry wolf enough times.... it eventually just loses its effect.  Sorry.  :shrug:
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1applejack12 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Student Writer
i just read the Fic and Wow i'm sadder then i've been in days i just wasn't expecting it wow
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Contraltissimo Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
Aoh dag get yourself some tissues, friend.  :icondragonpetplz:

Glad the feels could come through for you.  :)
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1applejack12 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Student Writer
XD
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1applejack12 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Student Writer
*Sobs* Wow i thought i saw sad drawings before but this is just....wow i am actually crying right now oh man. one sec.....ok i'm a little better but anyway this is a good drawing....I think i might have some really crazy dreams from now on but oh well i'm happy that i found this.
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Contraltissimo Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
Oh wow, I take this as exceedingly high praise!  :aww:  I'm glad the feelings were able to come through so vividly for you, friend.  :)

Thanks for looking.  :aww:
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1applejack12 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Student Writer
NP
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:iconrogue98:
Rogue98 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Student
Hiccup...what have you done?!
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:iconcontraltissimo:
Contraltissimo Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
He's proved himself a Viking.
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Rogue98 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Student
He's proved himself a murderer
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inhonoredglory Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Student General Artist
My goodness I came across this painting of yours, and wow how dramatic and hard-hitting. A realistic possibility too. I read the fic and was blown away.
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:iconcontraltissimo:
Contraltissimo Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
Oh my, why thank you so much, friend! :) I'm glad it could gut-punch right in the feels for ya.

And yes ~Toriyama-Kino-90 did a fantastic job. I felt so honored that she created a fic for it. :)
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inhonoredglory Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Student General Artist
Gosh I know. You're welcome! I'm glad to experience such a dramatic, dark story.
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:iconxkeyblademasterx1221:
I didn't notice Toothless behind the rock at first and then I did.
And then I cried.
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:iconcontraltissimo:
Contraltissimo Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
Oh man. :noes:

Well that's what I'm here for. To strap on the old ice cleats and dance a jig right on your feels. :heart:
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doctordragon12345 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I was like "why is he crying?" clicked it saw blood on his hands and started crying myself.
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Contraltissimo Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
Yoiks, sorry about that! TuT :hug:
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TalonWolfG5 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG poor toothless D: and Hiccup ;'(
its so sad D:
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Contraltissimo Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
True, true. :no:
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nightpeltstar456 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh my god, i love the picture, and i LOVE the fan fiction!!! i cried so hard at the end, and i am still crying now.. :cries: you are such a talented artist and writer. great job!
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Contraltissimo Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
Aoh, thank you so much, friend! :hug:

But I'm not the writer. Just the artist. :) ~Toriyama-Kino-90 was the genius behind the writing. Be sure to go give her some lovin' too! :D

Thanks again, glad you enjoyed this horrible alternate reality. :cries: :heart:
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nightpeltstar456 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ahh, but still, phenominal job both of you!! (and yes, i cried my eyes out)
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Helion98 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
Ahh the sad Alternative stream... Yeah... Like all films there is the path where we see and the alternative path that will never come out except in our minds.

I was also have that picture slapping in my head the first time a watched HTTYD
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Contraltissimo Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
Oh man, yeah.... I just couldn't help but wonder, you know? :sniff:

And oh my gosh you too? Seriously, the first time I saw him raising the knife way above his head and gritting his teeth so hard.... I wasn't so sure he wouldn't actually do it! :noes:
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Helion98 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
Yeah i know.

Yeah, if someone would push Hiccup to kill toothless he would do it since it was the difference between the choices where 50 to 50 so when i firstly watched it i was like "Ohh gosh will he do it?!"
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Shmelanna Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Student
oh my... my poor heart clenches at the darkness here, it makes all my protective instincts go nuts >.o ...but I like the mature take on it, I must say
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:iconcontraltissimo:
Contraltissimo Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
Oh dear, sorry to wrench your poor heart around like that! :noes:

*secretly evilly pleased at the powerful emotive response* C8
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Shmelanna Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Student
hahah it's okay, Hiccup gives me too many feels at the best of time. This is so grim, and yet I could see it happening if things had gone a different way, so yes.. poor feely heart, lol
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ChoFrog09 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
O.O My goodness. You're so right though, it would have scarred him for life. I don't even know what would have happened to Hiccup if he had killed Toothless, can't think about it I love them both too much >.<

Great piece! Hiccup especially, regret just oozes off him. And Toothless behind the rock...it's just gorgeous.
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Contraltissimo Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
Why thanks so much friend! :D

I just always hear him saying that line on the docks, how it would have been better.... and I can almost hear the wondering and considering in his voice. Would it have really been better? At least he'd come home a Viking Hero. T___T

Ha, yeah I think about morbid things like this. ^^; But I enjoy the thick emotion of such wonderings. :)

Thanks again! Glad you like the pic! :D
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nerdpajamas Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
The background is amazing
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:iconcontraltissimo:
Contraltissimo Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011
Thank you! :)
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PoolofFadedMemories Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011   Writer
omg...this...this is amazing. The first thing that hit me was the emotion this picture displays. He looks so full of regret with the blood over his hands...he almost looks like he fell away from toothless as if he was sick from the deed he just committed...
...O___O but er...with that small of a dagger I think he would have to stab toothless a bit...and toothless would probably be shouting in strained agony...and it would totally scar hiccup for life... ^^; Sorrrrry but this kinda ran away in my mind...
NOT saying that this is not an AWESOME piece! :nod: It is just...thought provoking :XD:
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Contraltissimo Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011
Haha, no no, I totally understand. :XD: A few people have wondered how that might have gone with such a tiny, pathetic, useless little knife! :tears:

But I agree. Something like this would definitely not be doing Hiccup any psychological favors. T_T

Thanks for your kind comments! :D
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PoolofFadedMemories Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011   Writer
phew! :phew: ... yeah...it would have gotten kind of...well...I would have been a wreck X____X
...yeah, Poor Hiccup! I do not think he would even want to go NEAR a dragon after that...that or he might have grown up to be cold blooded by just numbing his feelings :( ... HA :XD: yeaaah...I know what it is like to deal with psychological problems .___.
lol you are very welcome! :D :hug:
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Krippled1 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
I am stunned by the emotion in this one. Such regret conveyed in his posture. I think the most powerful thing was the hand print of blood on the boulder. Like he fell back as if revolted by the blood. To think he killed the Night Fury with a dagger, a small one at that. Oh man it would've taken several stabs. The dragon might even be alive as Hiccup's sitting there. Truly depressing.

Good thing he didn't follow through with his threat.
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