Childhood movies taught me the most important thing of all: parents aren’t always right and they don’t always know what’s best for you.
look how many notes this thing has
I dont know how many times my mom has said things like that to me.
But North wasn’t Jack’s father?
Also, in that scene he assumed Jack would be honored to be made a guardian. Jack doesn’t want to be a guardian because he thinks they’re all stiffs who “bribe kids”; later on, when he sees how important the guardians are and how he feels like he’s found friends in them, he changes his mind and joins them willingly. North never once forces him into doing anything. At most it’s persuasion- the only person who manipulates Jack is Pitch.
And HTTYD. Stoick only says that because Hiccup literally never shuts up about being the best dragon-killer and how he’ll “get out there” and “make his mark”. When Stoick agrees to let him go in for dragon training, he is actually allowing Hiccup to pursue what he wants, even though Stoick doesn’t want him to do it. Sure, he isn’t listening to Hiccup in this scene, which I can’t say is absolutely right of him, but still. He is allowing his only child, the only family he has left, to fight dragons even though Hiccup will probably die doing it. Hell, Hiccup could die before he even gets out of training! So why does Stoick still let him go ahead and do it? Because Hiccup wants to.
Stoick may not seem like the best dad here, but he’s just trying to do what Hiccup wants.