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In General

  • La Résistance: They're an undercover group trying to stop the war.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Morrowseer tricks them into to carrying out his fake prophecy, as part of his plan for the Nightwings to take over the RainWing kingdom.
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  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: The Talons are willing to lock the dragonets in the cave and kill anyone who interferes to promote peace. Some of the Talons are definitely more this than others, though.

    Nautilus 

Nautilus - SeaWing

"We gave up worldly things to fight for a higher cause. Peace is more important than jewels or gold."

The former leader of the Talons of Peace, as well as Squid's father.


    Hvitur 

Hvitur - IceWing

"The dragonets are coming, whether you like it or not, and they will choose who the next SandWing queen should be."

The IceWing charged with bringing the SkyWing egg to the underground cavern. He's caught and killed by Burn.


    Dune 

Dune - SandWing

"You always said it was so important to be loyal. I guess we’ve learned something about loyalty, haven’t we?"

Dune, formerly on Burn's side of the war, was one of the guardians charged with watching the dragonets of destiny. He was killed by Queen Scarlet when the SkyWings found the cave where the Dragonets of Destiny were hidden


  • Belated Backstory: Was one of the dragonets considered for Winglets #2, despite having died in Book 1, though he ultimately lost the vote to Deathbringer. He actually gets his backstory in Deserter.
  • Broken Angel: He's a dragon with flightless wings.
  • Bury Your Disabled: Scarlet kills him instead of taking him prisoner because of his disabilities, and slashes at his scarred wings and missing legs before she snaps his neck.
  • Child Hater: As Clay notes, he's chosen to stay in the cave with his dragonets because he can't fly, not because he particularly likes them. Deserter shows this stems from being very nearly forced by his parents into being a teacher despite actually wanting to join the military.
  • Cynicism Catalyst: Having his wings destroyed by Burn to punish Six-Claws for defying her considerably changes him from a friendly, somewhat naive dragonet into the bitter and stoic dragon we meet in The Dragonet Prophecy.
  • Defector from Decadence: He leaves Burn along with Six-Claws due to their frustration about her policies, not to mention crippling Dune to teach Six-Claws a message for questioning her.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Six-claws.
  • Literally Shattered Lives: Happens non-fatally to him when Burn shatters his wings that were frozen by an IceWing's frost breath.
  • Nice, Mean, and In-Between: The "in-between" one of the three guardians, for being not a particularly friendly dragon but, despite being downright abusive at times, also having moments of kindness.
  • Non-Action Guy: He's missing a leg and can't fly, so he can only stay in the cave and take care of the dragonets.
  • Not So Stoic: He is always very serious and strict, never showing any emotion. When Scarlet invades the cave, he shows fear for the first time Clay has ever seen him do so.
  • Senseless Sacrifice: He dies trying to protect the dragonets from being imprisoned, but Scarlet captures them anyway.

    Webs 

Webs - SeaWing

"I joined the talons of peace to stop killing dragons."

A dragon who joined the Talons of Peace for peace. He was one of the dragonets guardians. Webs was the one who brought Tsunami's egg, and Glory's egg as a replacement for the SkyWing Dragonet, whose egg was smashed by Burn. Now, he is a history teacher at Jade Mountain Academy.


  • Actual Pacifist: As the above quote shows, he takes his role as a Talon of Peace seriously and refuses to kill any dragons, even if he's willing to let others do it without intervening.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Though the one time he does fight to defend the dragonets against Scarlet, he holds his own impressively against the SkyWings before he escapes through the river.
  • Easily Forgiven: Glory thinks that he is, Queen Coral, on the other hand....
  • Eskimos Aren't Real: He expresses skepticism over stories about the world before the Scorching, since clearly scavengers couldn't possibly have had complex society like dragons do.
  • For Your Own Good: Says this is why he keeps the dragonets in the cave, and during moments like when he and the other guardians restrain Tsunami in molten metal chains as punishment for defying the guardians in front of Morrowseer. Unlike Kestrel and Dune, who don't particularly like the dragonets but need them for the prophecy, he seems to genuinely believe this.
  • It's All My Fault: Thinks this about The SkyWings' attack on the Summer Palace.
  • The Load: In The Hidden Kingdom, thanks to being injured by Blister's venomous tail stinger.
  • Lovable Coward: As shown in his narration in The Lost Heir prologue, he feels horrible about escaping when Scarlet raided the dragonets' cave, and he's a kind dragon who just thinks it would be better to escape and stay alive then to fight and die pointlessly.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: His joining the Talons of Peace causes his wife's death, when he steals Tsunami's egg it causes Coral to kill the guards he drugged to get at it, and when he tries to go back to the Summer Palace looking for forgiveness, it leads to his son nearly being executed along with him, and then the palace being violently destroyed, leading to the deaths of many dragons. No wonder he feels so depressed and guilty by The Hidden Kingdom...
  • Nice, Mean, and In-Between: The "nice" one of the guardians, for being genuinely kind to the dragonets, an Actual Pacifist and being the only one who doesn't hate Glory though he's still willing to let Kestrel kill her.
  • Non-Action Guy: He doesn't like fighting at all, which is why he left the war and joined the Talons of Peace.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Deserts Queen Coral's army and joins the Talons of Peace.
  • Sole Survivor: Is the only member of the Talons outpost to survive.
  • Token Good Teammate: Is the one guardian who is generally kind to the dragonets.
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    Kestrel 

Kestrel - SkyWing

"Get down here and fight like a SkyWing!"

One of the guardians of the dragonets of destiny, alongside Dune and Webs. She seemed to be the harshest of the three.


  • Blood Knight: She's a powerful fighter and tends to solve conflict by fighting. Clay even wonders if it's a racial trait of SkyWings.
  • Board to Death: Morrowseer and Blister invite her to their meeting to discuss their plans for the Dragonets of Destiny and then kill her.
  • Burial at Sea: Morrowseer & Blister give her one of these, only for her body to wash up and be found by the Seawings.
  • Bus Crash: She is killed very soon after she leaves the dragonets behind.
  • Child Hater: She never ceases to remind the dragonets just how much she hates being stuck in a job taking care of them. Probably because of her horrible experience with having her own dragonets.
  • Defector from Decadence: The reason why she left Queen Scarlet's service.
  • Drill Sergeant Nasty: She is supposed to be the guardian responsible for teaching the dragonets fighting, but she mostly just ends up yelling at them for being too lazy or not fighting well enough.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: The dragonets' escape plan only works because she doesn't account for Starflight and Sunny working together and having empathy despite being from different tribes.
  • Evil Is Bigger: Not exactly evil, but she's a large dragon, especially compared to the Kid Hero protagonists, which underscores how dominating and threatening she is to them.
  • Jerkass: She is abrasive, aggressive, and rude.
  • Mauve Shirt: She's killed to show how threatening Blister is, though she had already gotten detailed characterization and a backstory by then.
  • Nice, Mean, and In-Between: The "mean" one of the three guardians, for being aggressive and abusive to all of the dragonets constantly.
  • Offing the Offspring: She was the mother of twin dragonets, one with too much fire and one with too little, who are supposed to be killed. Scarlet forces her to kill one and save the other, but then goes back on her choice.
  • Parental Abandonment: Turns out that she's Peril's mother. She did try to escape with her, though, and thought afterwards that she was dead; that's how she got the burn scars on her arms.
  • Proud Warrior Race Gal: She is proud to be a SkyWing and embraces their warrior mentality.
  • Sadistic Choice: Was forced by Scarlet to choose one of her newborn dragonets to kill.
  • Sink-or-Swim Mentor: Her teaching methods are abusive and brutal.

    Avalanche 

Avalanche - SkyWing:

"That looks like Flame, but it can't be. What's wrong with his face?"

Flame's mother.


    Crocodile 

Crocodile - MudWing:

"Why not take the chance, if it means you can go home again?"

Webs trusted her because she saved his life once, but she betrayed him and the Talons of Peace by spying on them for Burn's army.


  • False Friend: She claims to be helping Webs out of kindness. Her true motive is to find the location of the Summer Palace to destroy it.
  • The Mole: For Scarlet.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: She only appears in the prologue and one other chapter of one book, but ends up causing Webs' survival, Blister manipulating Coral into almost executing Webs and Riptide, Orca's statue being defeated and Auklet being born, the destruction of the Summer Palace, the SeaWings becoming neutral in the war, and the Dragonets of Destiny going to the Rainforest Kingdom (and all of the events that follow).
  • Token Good Teammate: Is the Talon who intervenes to save Webs' life when the others want him dead. She turns out to just be using him to find the location of the Summer Palace.
  • Villainous Rescue: Rescues Webs. But only because he can lead her to the Summer Palace so Burn's army can destroy it.

    Asha 

Asha

Clay's aunt. Cattail described Asha to be very kind, and stated that she would tell stories to dragonets about the Dragonet Prophecy. Asha died of her wounds after being caught in the crossfire between Blaze's and Blister's forces while bringing Clay's unhatched egg to the Talons' secret mountain hideout.


  • Nephewism: She planned to raise her nephew, Clay, as one of the guardians, but she died trying to get his egg back.
  • Posthumous Character: She dies in the first chapter, though her story gets discussed later in The Dragonet Prophecy.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: She believed strongly in the prophecy and taught other dragons her idealism. It didn't end well for her.

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