Thomas/BlizzardThe main protagonist of the story.
- Action Hero: Slowly evolves into one during the course of the story.
- After-Action Healing Drama: Zobek injures him using his tail in Chapter 16. As he's healing, it turns out that he's actually in the process of becoming a Dark One.
- Baleful Polymorph: Gets turned into a dragon upon being pulled into the Dragon Realms. He soon grows to like his new form.
- Blue Is Heroic: Blizzard has blue scales and he is the protagonist.
- Distressed Dude: Gets infected by Zobek in chapter 16.
- Eye Colour Change: Has brown eyes as a human, but after entering the Dragon Realms, they become blue.
- Go Through Me: Upon meeting Zobek, Blizzard tries to defend Storm from him.Zobek: Don't be foolish.
Blizzard: Who are you and what do you want?
Zobek: My name is Zobek, and I want her. (Points at Storm) She is part Shadow Dragon and will make a fine addition to my followers.
Blizzard: Over my dead body!
- Help, I'm Stuck!: While trying to get used to his new body, Thomas winds up getting his tail stuck in a tree he froze using his ice breath. Instead of helping Thomas out, Spyro and Cynder just laugh at him. Thomas reacts appropriately:Thomas: A big help those two are.
- The Hero
- An Ice Person: As a dragon, Blizzard can shoot out frigid cold breath and icicles from his mouth.
- Meaningful Rename: Changes his name to Blizzard in the Dragon Realms.
- Naïve Newcomer: Since he's actually a human in a blue dragon's body, Blizzard has a lot to learn about how things work in the Dragon Realms.
- No Time to Explain: Says that he'll explain why he's a dragon to his father later in Chapter 5 of Hard Choices.
- Official Couple: With Storm.
- Oh, Crap!: His initial reaction upon realizing that he's not human anymore.
- Shed Armor, Gain Speed: He removes his armor to give him a speed advantage against Zobek.
- Shut Up, Hannibal!: Tells Zobek to go and screw himself when he tries to possess him in Chapter 25.
- Waking Up Elsewhere: Does this twice:
- The first time he does this is in Chapter 2, when he passes out after realising that he's not dreaming. He wakes up to find himself in the Temple and that he wasn't dreaming that he was a dragon.
- He does this again in Chapter 8, where he wakes up in the infirmary after he saves Storm from drowning at the end of Chapter 7.
- Watch Where You're Going!: Says this to Alex when he accidentally knocks him off the rock upon which he was resting after Alex is pulled into the Dragon Realms.
- You Do NOT Want to Know: Says this to Static when he asks him what happened after he was injured by Zobek.
- You Have Got to Be Kidding Me!: Reacts this way when Alex lampshades that he's not wearing any clothes after he's transformed into a dragon.
Alex/StaticThomas' best friend from the human world.
- Baleful Polymorph: Like his best friend, he is turned into a dragon when he is pulled into the Dragon Realms.
- Butt-Monkey: He gets turned into a dragon, knocked unconscious by his best friend and gets threatened with death by Storm. The poor guy just can't catch a break.
- Comically Missing the Point: Upon noticing that he's become a dragon, he soon realises that his clothes are gone.Alex: Um... I'm not wearing any pants.
- Companion Cube: His iPod and headset make it to the Dragon Realms with him. He turns to this whenever he wants to listen to music.
- Cowardly Lion: He isn't exactly the bravest, but if his best friend is hurt, he is quick to rush to his aid.
- Deadpan Snarker
- How Do I Shot Web?: Has a bit of trouble mastering his new breath abilities until Blizzard reminds him of the Archery Range at the summer camp they both went on when they were roughly ten years old.
- Innocently Insensitive: In Chapter 12, he accidentally tells Storm that he's actually a human, sending her into shock.Alex: One minute, I'm human, and the next, I'm walking on all fours covered in scales.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: When he learns that Blizzard is infected by Zobek, his main response is "Sucks to be you.". Despite this, he is still good friends with Blizzard.
- Lovable Coward: He isn't exactly the bravest friend Blizzard could ask for.
- Meaningful Rename: Changes his name from Alex to Static in the Dragon Realms.
- Official Couple: With Hope.
- Shock and Awe: As a dragon, Static's element is electricity.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: Has this relationship with Blizzard.
- Waking Up Elsewhere: When he faints upon meeting Spyro for the first time, Alex soon finds himself in the temple when he wakes up.
StormA Wind Dragoness who becomes Blizzard's mate. She's also part Shadow Dragon.
- Action Girl
- Action Girlfriend: Winds up becoming Blizzard's girlfriend after he saves her from drowning.
- Blow You Away: Being a Wind Dragoness, this is her primary ability.
- Deadpan Snarker
- Despair Event Horizon: Temporarily goes over this when she finds out that Blizzard, the only dragon who ever loved her, is actually a human in a dragon's body.
- Dude, Not Funny!: Says this to Fury when he jokingly says "Welcome to the Family" to let Blizzard know what his injury at the hands of Zobek will do to him.
HopeAn Earth Dragoness who becomes Static's mate.
- Dishing Out Dirt: Comes with being a green dragoness.
- Meaningful Name: She got her name because her father told her that she gave him hope after the death of his mate.
- Missing Mom: Her mother died prior to the events of the story.
SolarisA young hot-headed fire dragon.
DiggsA mole who serves as the Dragon Academy's resident Blacksmith.
BlazeThe new Fire Guardian who replaces Ignitus.
- Playing with Fire: Pretty much a given, since he's the new fire guardian.
- Red Is Heroic: Has red scales, being a fire dragon.
VenomThe Poison Guardian.
DarkenThe Shadow Guardian.
SansaThe Fear Guardian.
- Red Is Heroic: She has dark red scales, being the Fear Guardian.
NovaThe Wind Guardian.
- Blow You Away: Pretty much a given, being a wind Dragoness.
ScorcherA young fire dragon who is a student at the Dragon Academy.
- Killed Off for Real: He winds up being killed by a Dark One in Chapter 25.
- Playing with Fire: This is a given, since he is a fire dragon.
- Red Is Heroic: As a Fire Dragon, he has red scales.
- Baleful Polymorph: Becomes a dark red dragon when pulled into the Dragon Realms. It doesn't take long for him to get used to his new body, though.
- Mirthless Laughter: Does this when he reunites with his son in Chapter 5 of Hard Choices.
- Red Is Heroic: His dragon form has dark red scales.
- Alliterative Name: Her human name is Sarah Smith.
- Baleful Polymorph: Is transformed into a dark green dragoness once she is pulled into the Dragon Realms. Unlike her husband and son, she takes a while to get used to her new body.
- Oh, Crap!: Her reaction to becoming a dragon is even bigger than her son's initial reaction.
ZobekThe leader of the evil Dark Ones.
- Big Bad
- Card-Carrying Villain
- The Corrupter: He plans to turn as many dragons as possible into other Dark Ones.
- Dark Is Evil: Played straight with Zobek and his fellow Dark Ones.
- Evil Laugh: Makes his presence known to Blizzard and Storm with one of these.
- Evil Sounds Deep
- Knight of Cerebus: Once he comes into the story, things get a lot darker.
- Made of Evil
- Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Who'd be stupid enough to mess with a dragon named Zobek?
- Obviously Evil: Black dragon? Check. Threatening voice? Check. Terrifying abilities? Check. Infects Blizzard upon first meeting him? Check.
- Sinister Surveillance: He can see what other fellow Dark Ones are seeing, provided his influence over them is high enough.
- Would Hurt a Child: He infects Blizzard, who is a teenage dragon, by stabbing him with his tail.