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Out of Place by Dakotaa Out of Place by Dakotaa
More of the Life Swap AU thing now including Prince Hiccup of the Clan of DunBroch.

I've got a lot of ideas but no know-how to write it haha

What else is new?

Art belongs to me.
Hiccup belongs to Dreamworks.
Merida belongs to Pixar.
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pulser375 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015
Huh. Never thought of this one before. I thought at first it was a cross-dimensional mishap or something.
elessal Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Student
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randomkitty101 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Rilguia Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Student General Artist
Wonderful! :clap:
TwitchyWitchyGirl Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh this is interesting! =D
ShadowsAndLight Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh, man, this switch is actually amazing.
If you have the ideas, you should pursue something along this AU. I'd be very interested in seeing them.
SparingDemon Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
Your artstyle is beautiful love way you drew Hiccup and Merida.:)
Anime-Freak102 Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Merida you're hair give it to meee! Hiccup loks fab and adorable and Merida still looks like the badass she is
MahJeevas Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
Interesting! I liked Hiccup dressed like that! And Merida looks even more bad ass as a viking :D
wesaa Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
check this out [link]
Sevroy Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
Nice, cool art style.
wesaa Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
yea there has to be a Fic about this
pplprsn Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
man, now I want to write fanfiction about this!
h-Robun Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
Oh my god I love it!
TheWhiteTitan Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
Oh, I get it! You switched them!
Kyokunkitty Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
I love this
starcat72 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
merida is holding a sheep. why?
Peter-the-Fisherman Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Student Artist
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH. But this needs to happen.
computer-faerie Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
As much as I love this picture, I really adore the font. Could you tell me what it is?
Stratoc Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
KelciD Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
That's an interesting and fun idea. I love how you drew these two!
SapphireShelle91 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
It would be so awesome if these two met and got together. I mean, I do like Hiccup/Astrid but there is just something about Merida and Hiccup. I don't, I just adore these together.
SharpieLemon Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
Interesting idea, the muted colors work for this, they sort of add to the 'this shouldn't be my life' idea of it. Wonderful drawing.
keep-me-posted Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Student Writer
This is amazing! :]
Leneeh Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just can't explain how AWESOME is this. :dummy:
I.just.canīt. ._.U
So letīs just spam you with theese:


SugarBit Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! This is awesome! A Like Swap AU between these two sounds like such an interesting story!
whenyinmetyang Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
he looks good in those clothes. this is interesting and opens a lot of what-ifs :)
pplprsn Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
luv country changes
moonlitinuyasha1985 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
Wow. Mindf***.
jorick Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
So here we have an interesting tale... Hiccup (if he is called as such still) has a mother and father and three brothers. As the eldest son, he is expected to follow in his father's footsteps, only being scrawny kind of works against him there. Instead, he uses his brain, always building things that he and his brothers love to test out. I'd imagine he's also a pretty good smith because of this, one of his prizes being a short sword. Of course, while he wishes to impress his father, it's his mother that tells him to 'live strong and true to yourself, your father will always be proud of you'. Of course, that doesn;t stop him from wanting to more physically attractive like most young men his age, instead of the lanky string bean he is. Especially when word comes of a competition to win the hand of a local lord's daughter. While he doesn;t know her, he wants to do his family proud, and so participates. before the competition, Hiccup meets a young woman who is sneaking about and they get to talking. They start falling for eachother, and later it is revealed to be the Princess, and we get into a series of contests where Hiccup uses both swift wits and his skill in sword play to actually pull a close win, despite the odds and constant talk of his stature. It's a classic tale of underdogs using their persomnal strengths to over come, but hardly a life lesson of denying or accepting fate.
On the other side of the coin, we have Merida, daughter of Stoic. SHe and Astrid have long been rivals/best friends in everything, always helping the other improve to the point where the village games have been one time and again by one of them. During a dragon attack by the fierce Nightfury, Merida was able to launch a lucky shot from her bow pierces its tail and she goes off after it, Astrid not far behind. They later find the Night Fury, trapped and hurt, and decide to learn about it and befriend it. What follows is the two girls bonding with Toothless and a tale of jealousy as Toothless takes to Merida more than Astrid. In a fit of jealousy, Astrid tells Stoic about the dragon, and Merida is crying to not have him take it away or kill it. SAtoic MUST banish it, despite its injury, for the good of the village, and Astrid sees the pain in her long time friend. They have a fight, Merida blaimg Astrid, and Astrid makes amends with an idea. What if they could show the Vikings that dragons could be useful? Pulling Gobber into the project due to his deep knowledge of the creatures, they eventually confront Stoic, and he is initially hesitant about the idea. but while Astrid distracts him, Meridca rushes to Toothless, soothing him enough to put the saddle on him and, before the eyes of a very shocked crew of Vikings, takes off with it. Around that time (or perhaps throughout the story) a rogue group of Vikings called the Outcasts start laying siege to Berk. In a quick sweep past Astrid, Merida pulls her friend into the saddle with her to save her from an oncoming catapult barrage, and together theyuse Toothless' flame to set the Outcast ships ablaze and chase them off. During the end, we see other dragons being mounted and flown, making a secure sweep of Berk... less a tale of ingenuity and overcoming shortcomings and more a tale of friendship.
computer-faerie Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
I love it! :D
Real-Live-Fishlegs Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
Okay, now I wanna ship them and write something like this! Soo awesome!!!
Aleu21 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
I saw this and I loved it so much. Would it be alright if I wrote the story for it? Like a collaboration maybe?
emilyhyang Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
HOLY this is the most awesome crossover that has ever existed.
waterdrup Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sheeeeeeeeep! <3
Love this style
AdrineR227 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I Love it!!!! If only it were a fanfiction....
AmiHimawari Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're amazing :D
Kelev Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
EEEeeeeeeeeeee! I want this written out so badly, now! Please tell me there is more of this out there!
JablesGC Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
lilbanili Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012   Traditional Artist
AWWW Hiccup you're such a cute little DunBroch. <3
SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I can only imagine the kind of shenanigans these two could get up to together. :D
pikaplusmin Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
This is awesome!! I always liked pairing up these two, and it would be pretty cool if they somehow swapped lives with each other. Your art style is lovely as well. Great job!! :D
AvannaK Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is every sort of awesome. Now I have ideas!

Such as, if Hiccup is taking Merida's place, does that mean he has three suitors of his own after him? :meow: And who would they be? Ruffnut, Astrid, and Camicazi? The only three girls really in the franchise.

I mean, I've only seen Brave once in theaters but I think they'd easily fill in these rolls:
Astrid would be the Young Macintosh. Competent, desirable, but quickly loses maturity in the face of failure.
Camicazi would be Wee Dingwall. Just in her own little world, underestimated because of her size and attitude but she attacks with an unexpected ferocity.
And that would leave Ruffnut for MacGuffin... Um... well I guess we can go with the 'no one understands her...' thing, but twist that into a '...because she'll turn every conversation into something involving destruction and mayhem'. :XD: Okay, so maybe they don't so neatly into the rolls, but still, this picture gave me plenty to think about.
Missplayer30 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist
What about Tantrum or Heather? They are some of the girls that are in the franchise too (Book and Movie respectively).

Also I just notice that Dun'Broch sounds like "Dumb rock". So I think it increase the chance that Merida's world would fit in Hiccup universe!
AvannaK Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, but they're more minor characters, not quite as prominent. :XD:

Haha, that's a good point about Dumbrock. That sounds like a great Meathead name. :)
Dakotaa Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Student
Oh my gosh hadn't really thought of it that way for Hiccup.

I was actually thinking with him being in Merida's place as a prince, he probably wouldn't have to worry so much about suitors coming after his hand, but rather trying to win the hand of another himself competing with the Lords. Even though he doesn't really want to and it's at his parents' insistence.
AvannaK Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha - yeah, that way does make more traditional sense than reversing things. I was even imagining him demanding that the 'sport' to win his hand would be swordplay, since in the books he's surprisingly amazing at that. :XD:

Hmm, where would Toothless fit in with the 'prince' Hiccup thing? Toothless the witch? :XD:
dodobirdsong Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
love the colors with these characters. Nice! :)
ForeverMittens Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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