Blaze is an adult female SandWing who was introduced in The Hidden Kingdom. She was one of the three rival sisters who fought for the SandWing throne during the War of SandWing Succession, and is well-known as the silliest and least intelligent among them. She currently resides in the SandWing stronghold.
Blaze has white-gold scales, a long neck, and pitch-dark eyes similar to those of her sisters. She has been depicted with three glittering rings on her talons, a white cape with a large rim, and a golden, crown-like adornment on her head. She is 'the prettiest' out of her two sisters.
Blaze is described as rather air-headed and is extremely concerned about her appearance. She also has a strong attraction towards jewelry. She is often adorned in all sorts of fashionable items. While she is 'the prettiest' out of her two sisters, which she later uses as a reason to become queen, according to Starflight, she is "as smart as a concussed sheep," and is also described as "dizzy" multiple times. She supposedly hates any dragon that is younger or prettier than her, thinking that others should not be allowed to be "too pretty." She disliked Glory for that reason. Blaze also tends to be rather careless, as she gained the support of the IceWings by offering them large amounts of SandWing territory. She also told Sunny what the antidote to the SandWing tail barb poison was with barely any thought at all, despite that being a SandWing secret. She thinks of herself as beautiful, and she is quite narcissistic and vain.
She is horrible at combat, letting her soldiers fight for her without being involved herself. When Blister attacked her at the end of The Brightest Night, she didn't try to fight back, instead asking Glacier to fight for her. She was wounded several times before Sunny intervened. She does seem to have an honorable side, though: she gave up her claim to the SandWing throne after the Eye of Onyx chose Thorn to be queen. However, this might have been a choice made out of fear rather than honor; she may have been worried about having the same fate as Blister. She is much nicer than her sisters. She allowed the dragonets to escape when Queen Glacier and her forces were coming but is also very self-centered and somewhat deluded. She believes that everyone likes her and immediately reassured herself that the dragonets would choose her, saying "everyone likes me!" Blaze can also be rude and offensive, shown when she insulted Six-Claws for his six-clawed talons in Deserter.
Blaze believes she would be a good queen because "as the youngest daughter, she could have the longest reign," and is supposedly the prettiest, nicest, and the most popular out of the sisters.
Unlike her sisters, she does not seem to display any of the dark, ruthless, bloodthirsty, cunning and sadistic tendencies, all of which both Burn and Blister both had, which may be one of the reasons why she was so popular with the SandWings.
|After Queen Oasis was murdered by three scavengers, Blaze became embroiled in conflict with her two older sisters, Burn and Blister, starting a war over the throne involving nearly all of Pyrrhia. Blaze had the support of most of the SandWing tribe and had allied with Queen Glacier of the IceWings, who built her a fortress on the border of the Ice Kingdom. If she won the war, Blaze promised the IceWings a large area of land from the Ice Kingdom to where the desert starts. This was probably the only reason Queen Glacier allied with Blaze.|
The Dragonet Prophecy
|The Dragonet Prophecy|
|Blaze is mentioned by Burn in the prologue, saying that she "hates anyone younger and prettier than she is."
Blaze is also mentioned again later in the book, as Starflight unwillingly takes to role of her when the dragonets act out the history of the war.Queen Scarlet also comments that Tsunami and Clay probably aren't from Blaze's prison camps, saying that "prison camps wouldn't fit in with her 'everybody love me act.'"
|The Lost Heir|
|Blaze is mentioned multiple times while the dragonets are being asked who they think should be queen.|
|The Hidden Kingdom|
|Blaze first appeared when Glory and Jambu disguised themselves as IceWings in order to enter her fortress. They convinced her to come out to meet the rest of the dragonets of destiny. While she was outside, Deathbringer attempted to assassinate her (to get out of trouble for not killing the dragonets), but failed. In addition, it was revealed that she was in fact rather vain, but she was either generous or not very thoughtful about giving away a lot of her territory for an ally. She always assumed Queen Glacier would back her up in fights, as heard when she replied to Tsunami's question about if she could survive a challenge for the throne. She also claimed that she would be such a great queen that no one will even want to challenge her. In addition, Blaze was confident enough to tell the dragonets that if they said that she was queen, she would give each of the dragonets their own palace in the Kingdom of Sand. Blaze also did not know that the SkyWing from the prophecy was replaced by Glory before she met her.|
|The Dark Secret|
|Blaze stated that she was annoyed that Glory was more beautiful than her, and she was confused that Sunny was a little different-looking when discussing the dragonets of destiny with Queen Glacier. Glacier planned to eliminate the dragonets if they didn't choose Blaze.|
|The Brightest Night|
|In the prologue, Oasis ran into her daughters, Blister and Blaze, while going to check on her treasury. Oasis accidentally stepped on Blaze's foot and Blaze remarked about it in a dizzy, sleepy way. Afterward, Oasis thought about her, saying "She'd make a terrible queen, but she's an acceptable daughter."
The dragonets invited Blaze to come to SandWing stronghold through the use of a dreamvisitor so they could peacefully choose a queen, but the IceWings claimed that Blaze would not be present for the meeting, for her safety. However, the dragonets said that if Blaze is not present, she will forfeit her chance of becoming queen.
Blaze eventually arrived with Queen Glacier and watched in horror when Burn was attacked by a dragonbite viper, which was Blister's plan to get the throne without fighting her stronger sister. Sunny described that when the viper attacked, all dragons were screaming, but Blaze's scream was the loudest as if she had been bitten.
After Burn died, Blister told Blaze that they were to fight for the throne. Blaze pleaded to Queen Glacier, begging her to fight for her. Although Glacier had hoped for the extra land Blaze offered, she wanted to be just and fair. Glacier backed off, and Blister attacked Blaze, intending to toy with her before finally finishing her off. Blaze kept shouting and screaming, "Three moons! I'm bleeding!" when Blister made a tiny cut on Blaze's scales.While they were fighting, Sunny found the Eye of Onyx and presented it to Thorn. Blister tried to take it, but the enchantment turned her into dust, leaving Blaze as the surviving sister. Blaze then bowed to Queen Thorn, accepting her as the new SandWing queen.
The Jade Mountain Prophecy
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|Darkness of Dragons|
|She was briefly mentioned early on as having said the school would be a disaster. Starflight remarked that Blaze was literally the least intelligent royal ever and it was impossible for anything she said to be true. Blaze appeared along with her brother, Smolder, to watch the challenge between Onyx and Thorn. She seemed shocked by the news that Onyx was Smolder's daughter, and was later forced back into the stronghold by the sandstorm. Her scream was again described as the loudest. During the sandstorm, she used a curtain to make herself a hammock.|
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|Blaze was seen walking directly into a sandstorm to retrieve her crown, which was said to have been a gift from her mother, Queen Oasis. She called Six-Claws a "big-shouldered big head" before he picked her up and brought her to safety. Upon being brought to safety, she burst into tears and called Six-Claws disgusting for his abnormal talons. Her father, Char, scolded her, and she complained and left the room. Blaze was brought up as an excuse for Blister not to have to fight Burn, saying that it would be unfair to exclude her from the decision of who would be Queen. When every dragon was looking at dead Queen Oasis, Six-Claws said she could be sleeping buried under fancy pillows or wearing fancy earplugs.|
Blaze had a good relationship with her mother, as Oasis found her harmless and would not be able to get the throne. Despite this, her mother called her dizzy. Oasis didn't think she was a good queen but an acceptable daughter.
She depended on the IceWing queen greatly, and had a good relationship with her. Though, their relationship was mostly due to the offer of land Blaze gave to Glacier. Nevertheless, Blaze is quite thankful of her for looking out for her.
Both of Blaze's sisters found her incredibly annoying but not as a threat and liked each other more than they liked Blaze, working together to try to kill their younger sister once when they pretended that her tiara was in the courtyard during a sandstorm, only for the plan to be thwarted by Six-Claws. Blaze, Blister and Burn all became enemies after their mother's death, fighting over the throne, with Blaze having the most SandWing support. Many years later, in The Brightest Night, Blaze was shown to be still afraid of the sisters, hiding behind Queen Glacier when she protested that the dragonets of destiny chose her, which caused Burn and Blister to glare at her. After Burn's death, Blister attempted to kill Blaze in order to gain the crown. Blaze was never seen have any emotion other than relief of her older sisters' deaths, leaving her and Smolder the only children of Oasis left alive.
- "Is it about Queen Scarlet? […] Did we find out if she's dead? Are the SkyWings still following Burn? You know, if Glacier would let me go to the Sky Kingdom, I bet I could convince the SkyWings to switch alliances to us. I can be really convincing. Everyone likes me. […] I know what you'll say, […] What Glacier always says. Stay put and let her handle things. I know all that military stuff is too confusing for me. but I think I could be useful with the talking part. Other dragons like hearing me talk."
- ― about an "urgent message" (The Hidden Kingdom)
- "Well, bring them here, bring them here! […] We can have a feast! Or a party! We haven't had one of those in forever, because, you know, Queen Glacier disapproves of that kind of thing, but for something like this I'm sure we could! Oh, we'll definitely need more dried lizards. We even have a pair of scavengers we could share! Maybe we should roast a camel — one of them's a MudWing, right? He'd probably like that. We don't have anything for SeaWings… maybe Queen Glacier can send us some fish, or a penguin, or do you think she'd like a walrus?"
- ― about seeing the dragonets of destiny (The Hidden Kingdom)
- "Ooooo, […] Wow, I wish I could do that, […] I'd be a different color every minute! […] Do you think the changing camouflage would still work if I had someone make, like, a coat of RainWing scales for me? […] That could be pretty."
- ― about RainWing scales (The Hidden Kingdom)
- "Who cares? […] Don't even worry about it. I'll be such a great queen that no one will want to challenge me. There, that's an excellent plan. So how does this prophecy thing work? Are you guys going to kill my sisters? That would make my life much easier."
- ― to the dragonets of destiny, about becoming queen (The Hidden Kingdom)
- "Shouldn't we do that anyway? […] I mean, he did try to kill me. Queen Glacier will be so mad. This one time, a SkyWing flew all the way here and nearly got me while I was getting some sun and Glacier literally ripped off his wings before she killed him. It was really gross but also kind of sweet, you know, like she really cares about me."
- ― about killing Deathbringer (The Hidden Kingdom)
- "It was delightful to meet you, […] Even if you are missing a SkyWing. And some of you are a little funny-looking. I promise you'll be pleased if you choose me. […] I can offer you whatever land you want. You could each have land enough for a palace of your own!"
- ― to the dragonets of destiny, about choosing her as queen (The Hidden Kingdom)
- "My neck hurts. […] Ow. Do you think it's going to scar? I'll be so mad if it scars."
- ― to Glacier, after Deathbringer attacked her (The Dark Secret, epilogue)
- "That's what it sounded like, […] But more important, that NightWing tried to kill me! You're going to kill him, right?"
- ― to Glacier, about Deathbringer (The Dark Secret, epilogue)
- "They seemed nice, […] Some of them were a little funny-looking. And I still don't understand what that RainWing was doing with them. Besides, she was a little too pretty. I think it's better to be just the right amount of pretty, don't you? Too pretty is annoying."
- ― to Glacier, about the dragonets of destiny (The Dark Secret, epilogue)
- "But they can't possibly choose her now that they've met me! […] Now they know I'm wonderful and would make a great queen! They'll definitely pick me."
- ― about the dragonets of destiny choosing her (The Dark Secret, epilogue)
- "Three moons, it's bleeding! I'm bleeding!"
- ― when Blister attempted to kill her (The Brightest Night)
- "Because I'm nicer and smarter and prettier than them […]Haven't you met them? Aren't they awful?"
- ― Blaze, To the dragonets of destiny, about picking her (The Hidden Kingdom, page 287)
- She is the only sister out of the three that has not been mentioned to have killed anyone. This may be because she barely ever left her fortress during the War of SandWing Succession and because she preferred telling her soldiers to fight instead.
- Tui has confirmed she could see Blaze and Thorn becoming eventual friends.
- Blaze was the only member of the royal family not present when Queen Oasis died.
- There appears to be a inconsistency when it comes to the issue of whether or not Blaze has any scars: While The Dragonet Prophecy states that Blister had no scars unlike her sisters (thus indirectly saying that Blaze has at least one scar on her body somewhere), The Hidden Kingdom states that she has unscathed scales, contradicting the book that came before it. In the graphic novel adaptations, Blaze is also depicted without any scars, however, so is Burn, a character known for her scars, meaning it is unclear which book is correct.
- ↑ The Hidden Kingdom, page 132
- ↑ The Hidden Kingdom, page 146
- ↑ The Hidden Kingdom, page 133
- ↑ Deserter, page 100
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 The Hidden Kingdom (graphic novel), page 102
- ↑ The Dragonet Prophecy, page 302
- ↑ The Hidden Kingdom, page 137
- ↑ The Hidden Kingdom (graphic novel), page 107
- ↑ The Dragonet Prophecy (graphic novel), page 130-132
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