Circus AU (also known as Freakshow AU) is an AU where Rapunzel, Merida, Hiccup and Jack Frost are portrayed as circus performers. Because it is not canon, ideas for this AU are shown through fanfiction, fanart, and other fan-made works.
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Hiccup is most often portrayed as an animal-tamer, using his skills with animals to entertain. More often than not, Toothless is portrayed as either a lion - Hiccup being the only one able to tame and befriend him - or a snake of some sort.
Jack is seen as a run away that joined the circus and was giving the job to be a member of staff that helps to prepare shows and cleans up after guests, until they discovered that he has a talent for Tightrope walking; Jack would use his staff to help him keep his balance on the rope. Jack Frost can be used as his stage name.
For her skills in archery, Merida is usually seen using her archery skills for tricks, death-defying or otherwise. Usually, Merida is portrayed as running away and joining the circus, unable to take on the pressures placed upon her by her overbearing mother and the responsibilities of a privileged household.
Rapunzel is most often portrayed as a hair-hanging acrobat, using her long hair to suspend herself and perform aerial acrobatics just as she does in-canon.