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"That is mine. I deserve it. I took the rest of the SandWing treasure. I tricked Mother into flying to her death alone. I used my brain to get out of facing Burn in a challenge duel, by turning our fight into a war. I am the smartest dragon in Pyrrhia. I am the rightful SandWing queen."
— Blister to the dragonets of destiny, The Brightest Night

Blister was an adult female SandWing who was introduced in The Dragonet Prophecy. She was one of the three rival sisters who fought for the SandWing throne during the War of SandWing Succession, and was considered one of the deadliest and most cunning dragons in Pyrrhia during her lifetime. She was killed by the Eye of Onyx after attempting to steal it from Thorn during The Brightest Night.

Appearance

Blister had yellow[1] and white-gold scales[2] as pale as desert sand, with a pattern of black diamond scales running down her spine[3] that writhed as she moved.[4] She had cold,[5] glittering,[6] obsidian-black eyes[7] and a snake-like gaze,[8] as well as a long, cunning face[3] and a serpentine figure.[9] Her voice was cold,[7] hard,[10] purring,[11][12] icy,[13] and slithering,[14] with a strange hiss to it.[2] Her eyes glittered with danger[12] and malevolence.[15]

She was smaller than Burn, with an eerie stillness about her,[16] like a venomous snake about to strike.[3] She had no scars,[17] but Blister's pitch-dark eyes were similar to theirs.[18] She resembled her brother, Smolder, as they shared the same narrow face, lidded dark eyes, and black scale patterns.[19] Her tail was once described to move across the floor like a snake.[20] She has a forked black tongue,[21] and an aura of menace seemed to surround her.[6]

Personality

Glory implied that Blister was one of the scariest dragons in Pyrrhia.[22] She was dry,[23] secretive, planning,[24] unperturbed,[25] clever,[26] hypnotizing,[16] sinister,[27] sly,[28] malevolently scrutinizing,[29] and considered hybrids to be "cross-contamination" within her army.[30] She was secretive,[31] menacing,[13] malevolent,[32] careful,[33] paranoid,[34] calm,[35] glowering,[36] smooth, cold,[37] intelligent, devious,[38] fearless,[39] and had very effective torture methods during the war.[40] She held her chin high,[12] and an aura of menace seemed to surround her; even beside dragons larger than herself, she was the most terrifying dragon present.[12] Her face often concealed her emotions, but strong feelings such as displeasure were sometimes barely hidden.[41] Ostrich mentioned that Blister always looked like she was murdering others with her eyes,[42] and Six-Claws thought that she had an analytic and categorizing mind.[7] She could hold a conversation, but often made other dragons feel uneasy within her presence.[43] She often used flattery to gain the trust of others.[28] Tsunami believed that Blister would happily kill off her own dragonets if she thought was necessary.[24]

Biography

Pre-Series
Blister was the second oldest daughter of Queen Oasis and was also the least trustworthy of her three children (in Oasis's opinion, according to The Brightest Night's prologue). Oasis had always thought that Blister would be the one to challenge her, ever since she learned becoming queen was as simple as killing her mother. After Oasis — who she tricked into fighting alone — was killed at the hands of a scavenger, Blister stole all of the SandWing treasure and became embroiled in a conflict for the SandWing throne with her two sisters, Burn and Blaze. She also had Smolder, her brother and hatchmate, who sided with Burn and his now-deceased brothers, Scald and Singe. To compensate for Blaze and Burn, she allied with the SeaWings (also temporarily sided with the MudWings, but due to Commander Tempest's assassination, they left to Burn instead due to Deathbringer's cleverness), and later, secretly with the NightWings.

The Dragonet Prophecy

The Dragonet Prophecy

Blister allying with Morrowseer

After Morrowseer frees Starflight from the Sky Kingdom and gives him orders, he proceeds to the edge of the Kingdom of the Sea to talk with Blister and Kestrel, presumably near her hideout. There, Morrowseer reveals his and the other NightWings' plot to make her the Queen of the SandWings. Blister kills Kestrel by stabbing her heart so that there will be no one who could reveal their plans. After watching Kestrel die in agony, she schemes to eliminate Webs, and asks Morrowseer to give her the dragonets, in return for giving him (and herself), everything that they ever wanted.
The Lost Heir
Blister visited the Summer Palace to concur with Queen Coral and to check up on Anemone's progress with her powers. While she was there, she met the dragonets of destiny for the first time, who happened to be sleeping in her cave. Blister decided to have breakfast with the dragonets, attempting to get to know them better and convince them to choose her as the SandWing queen. Afterward, Blister watched Anemone's animus training, saying it was "impressive, but not much more than last time." After leaving the session, Blister spotted an unnatural movement in the Summer Palace canopy. Believing it was a spy, she flew up to the canopy and revealed the dragon to the others, who happened to be Webs. After Blister realized who Webs was, she remembered the plan to kill the dragonets' guardians and convinced Coral to execute Webs (as well as Riptide, who was found working with Webs).

A little while later, she, Coral, Moray, Anemone, Auklet, and the dragonets of destiny were all sitting on a beach. When Tsunami suggests that the dragonets leave the Kingdom of the Sea, Blister and Coral decided to lock them up in the prison. When the Summer Palace is attacked, she severely scratched Webs with her tail as he was trying to escape, critically injuring him, in an attempt to kill him for the plan. Though the wound itself was not fatal, the venom was, and Webs suffered from it after their escape.

She reappeared in the epilogue, standing over the now-destroyed Summer Palace with Morrowseer. Nautilus and Morrowseer explained the plan for the false dragonets to her, and she ordered Starflight and Tsunami to be killed.
The Hidden Kingdom
While heading to the Rainforest Kingdom, Glory questioned Blister's motive for wanting to kill Webs. Later, when the dragonets were meeting Blaze, Glory ponders on what would happen if they chose Blaze to be the SandWing queen, as well as whether Blister knows more about the prophecy than the dragonets. After Deathbringer revealed that he was sent to kill some of the dragonets, Starflight deduces that it was due to his failure to convince the dragonets to choose Blister.
The Dark Secret
Blister featured as one of the narrators in the epilogue, examining a scavenger den. Meanwhile, Nautilus came to speak with her, bringing Squid, who Morrowseer had left to die in the mountains. Blister then stated that she wanted the original dragonets dead. She also seemed to have lost her alliance with the SeaWings, as they had not contacted her ever since the attack on the Summer Palace, though she has continuously sent scouts to the ruins of the SeaWings' above-water palace, to no avail. It is revealed that she resided in a hideout located in the Bay of a Thousand Scales, where she ensured her soldiers' loyalty by tricking them all into spying on each other and punishing any hint of insubordination with death or other brutal punishments.
The Brightest Night
Sunny used the Obsidian Mirror to spy on Blister, but only heard the part where she was asking where Morrowseer was and discussing a part of her plan to kill Burn.

Blister was invited to Burn's stronghold by the dragonets of destiny for the choosing of the SandWing queen in The Brightest Night. She gave Burn a gift, but Burn recognized the sound of the dragonbite vipers that were inside. Burn pinned one of them in her talons but did not realize that there were two, and the second one killed her, with Blister watching in delight.

Blister then attacked Blaze, knowing that she was the last obstacle to the throne, and easily overpowered her, giving her a few bleeding wounds and planning on toying with her before finishing her off. The two sisters stopped fighting, however, when Sunny gave Thorn the Eye of Onyx.

Angered, Blister revealed the full extent of her plan — from tricking Queen Oasis into flying to her death, to turn the fight over the throne into a worldwide war, to getting around a duel with Burn, using the dragonbite vipers. She said that she was the smartest dragon in Pyrrhia and should be queen and grabbed the Eye from Thorn. However, an unknown enchantment on the Eye caused it to become electrified, and she was shocked to death, collapsing to the ground and exploding into a pile of dust.

The Jade Mountain Prophecy

Escaping Peril
Blister is briefly mentioned when Peril thinks that Scarlet had been kept from killing dragons by fear upon hearing what had happened to her and Burn.
Talons of Power
While explaining to Turtle why she killed Whirlpool, Anemone explains that he would have told Coral and Blister about how powerful her animus magic was.

The Lost Continent Prophecy

The Dangerous Gift
After Glacier asks her daughters to promise that they will not have their kingdom fight in a war similar to the War of SandWing Succession for the IceWing throne, Snowfall thought how Mink knew little about the War of SandWing Succession and would not be able to name Blister and her sisters since she was only two years old.

Winglets

Assassin
Blister meets Commander Tempest and Swamp in the Bay of a Thousand Scales as Deathbringer goes on his first assignment. She is described as being the scariest dragon on the island, even with Tempest standing next to her. She discusses her secret alliance being formed with the MudWings before Deathbringer stops her by killing Tempest and attaching a note to the MudWing spear.
Deserter
Blister is yet again mentioned to have a smart, snakelike personality, and is described to "look like she's murdering you with her eyes." Blister is revealed to have come from the same hatching as Smolder, which explains the scales. Blister plots with Burn to kill Blaze, using a crown to lure her out into the desert, all while knowing that a sandstorm is blowing in. However, the plot fails, and Blaze is still alive. This is, Blister discovers, at the fault of Six-Claws, and she offers to give him some impossible missions that would most likely kill him, in revenge for ruining her plot. When Queen Oasis dies, Blister and Burn both claims that they were going to challenge her soon. Burn offers to duel with Blister, but Blister objects that it would not be fair to Blaze. When Six-Claws is leading his battalion in search for Blaze, Burn arrives and announces that the MudWings have dropped their alliance with Blister.

Relationships

Burn

Blister did not have a good relationship with her older sister and was an enemy during the war. Blister knew that she would not win against Burn in a regular challenge for the throne, so she used two dragonbite vipers as her weapons instead. Despite this, she liked Burn much more than Blaze.

Coral

While Coral smiled at[44] and referred to Blister as her friend, Blister quickly removed herself from Coral's physical affections,[43] and referred to her as "Coral," while the SeaWing queen always referred to her ally as "Queen Blister." Tsunami disliked the way that they acted towards one another,[45] and Blister was willing to use false affection towards Coral to manipulate her feelings and decisions.[5] She was disrespectful towards Coral[46] and could not care less what happened to Coral's daughters,[15] and seemed slightly bored when discussing ways to save the lives of Coral's future dragonets.[47]

Morrowseer

As the NightWings were secretly allied with Blister, she often confided with Morrowseer about plans to take the throne. They were on good terms and exchanged many sinister ideas. Sometimes, Blister could become frustrated at Morrowseer for not coming to meetings on time and choosing the meeting place, only to arrive late.

Oasis

Blister did not have a good relationship with her mother, as Oasis knew that she was a threat. Oasis suspected that she would be the one to try for the throne the moment she hatched.

Family Tree

CharOasis2 Dragons
ScaldSingeBurnBlisterBlaze
PricklePalmSmolder
Onyx


Quotes

"I like that. A traitor in their midst. Tear them apart from the inside. My kind of plan."
― to Morrowseer about Starflight and the dragonets of destiny (The Dragonet Prophecy, epilogue)

"Not a problem. What's one more dead dragon here or there on my way to the throne?"
― to Morrowseer (The Dragonet Prophecy, epilogue)

"I'm sure you've heard things about me, too. But you can't always trust rumors and propaganda, especially when it comes to a big responsibility like the prophecy. So ask me anything you like. I'd be delighted to help you make your decision — although of course I hope you'll choose me."
― to the dragonets of destiny (The Lost Heir, page 192)

"Forgive her, Coral. It can be very shocking, seeing a dead body of a dragon you know. Especially when you've probably wanted to slash her throat yourself once or twice — right, Tsunami? I know I felt that way about my mother most of the time."
― to Coral, about Tsunami forgetting to tell her who Kestrel was (The Lost Heir, page 202)

"Don't you have one more question for them? Why they killed all of your heirs. I mean, obviously it was them, right? Working together. It's the perfect climax to the story. Just like one of your brilliant mysteries. The Claws of Murder, for instance. Or A Tail of Blood. That one was genius. It was so that Tsunami could return as the only living heir, of course. If they killed off all the other possible heirs, she would become more and more valuable. A bargaining chip if they ever needed it. A powerful tool when they wanted to use her."
― to Coral about Riptide and Webs (The Lost Heir, page 224-225)

"You have no right to this throne. The Eye of Onyx is mine."
― to Thorn (The Brightest Night, page 297)

"For now, I'm finally just one step away from the throne that is rightfully mine. And that step, of course, is killing you."
― to Blaze (The Brightest Night, page 285)

"How interesting. I wonder if anyone involved would consider it. Peace by negotiation. How... undragonly."
― to Gill (Assassin)

"SandWings, search the island. Thoroughly. Turn over every log; climb every tree; wade into every pool. Find the dragon who did this. It will be a SkyWing, or an IceWing, or one of my sisters' SandWings — any SandWing who doesn't belong here. When you find that dragon, bring it to me, and I will kill it, and then we can move on from this foolish distraction."
― to her soldiers (Assassin)

Trivia

  • Blister is the second oldest among her sisters, with Burn being the oldest and Blaze the youngest.
  • It is mentioned that she "wouldn't tolerate" hybrids in her army.[48]
  • It was widely-known that Blister often needed informants during the War of SandWing Succession, and paid them well.[49]
  • In the graphic novels, she is shown wearing a golden helmet with encrusted rubies. This helmet is not mentioned in the original series.
  • Blister is shown without her diamond patterns.[50][51]

Gallery

References

  1. The Brightest Night, page 36
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Lost Heir, page 188
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 The Dragonet Prophecy, page 301
  4. The Lost Heir, page 249
  5. 5.0 5.1 The Lost Heir, page 202
  6. 6.0 6.1 Assassin
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 The Winglets Quartet: Deserter, page 101
  8. The Brightest Night, page 272
  9. The Dark Secret, page 289
  10. The Winglets Quartet: Assassin, page 77
  11. The Lost Heir, page 224
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 The Winglets Quartet: Assassin, page 70
  13. 13.0 13.1 The Winglets Quartet: Deserter, page 109
  14. The Lost Heir, page 220
  15. 15.0 15.1 The Lost Heir, page 227
  16. 16.0 16.1 The Lost Heir, page 211
  17. The Dragonet Prophecy, page 302
  18. The Hidden Kingdom, page 133
  19. The Brightest Night, page 93
  20. The Lost Heir, page 192
  21. The Lost Heir, page 207
  22. Winter Turning, page 126
  23. The Lost Heir, page 295
  24. 24.0 24.1 The Lost Heir, page 247
  25. The Lost Heir, page 226
  26. The Lost Heir, page 212
  27. The Lost Heir, page 193
  28. 28.0 28.1 The Lost Heir, page 189
  29. Darkness of Dragons, prologue
  30. Darkness of Dragons, page 7
  31. The Winglets Quartet: Deserter, page 113
  32. The Winglets Quartet: Deserter, page 104
  33. The Winglets Quartet: Assassin, page 79
  34. The Winglets Quartet: Assassin, page 78
  35. The Winglets Quartet: Assassin, page 76
  36. The Winglets Quartet: Assassin, page 71
  37. The Winglets Quartet: Assassin, page 67
  38. The Winglets Quartet: Assassin, page 57
  39. The Winglets Quartet: Assassin, page 58
  40. The Winglets Quartet: Assassin, page 59
  41. The Winglets Quartet: Assassin, page 73
  42. The Winglets Quartet: Deserter, page 89
  43. 43.0 43.1 The Lost Heir, page 190
  44. The Lost Heir, page 191
  45. The Lost Heir, page 199
  46. The Lost Heir, page 252
  47. The Lost Heir, page 228
  48. Darkness of Dragons, page 39
  49. The Brightest Night, page 20
  50. The Dragonet Prophecy (graphic novel), page 18
  51. The Dragonet Prophecy (graphic novel), page 212-214


SandWings
Queens

Present: ThornOasis
Historical: Scorpion

Royalty

BlazeBlisterBurnCharScaldSingeSmolderSunnyOnyx

Jade Mountain

SunnyQibliOnyxOstrichAridPronghorn

Other Dragons

Present: AddaxAgaveArmadilloCamelCapybaraCereusCobraDuneHorizonJerboa IIIKindleMeerkatNeedleOcotilloOstrichPalmParchPrickleQuicksandRattlesnakeSaguaroSandstormSiroccoSix-ClawsTawnyTorchViperVulture
Historical: JerboaJerboa II

Hybrids

Sunny

Kingdom

Blaze's fortressBlister's hideoutGreat Five-Tail RiverJerboa III's hutNorth BeachPossibilitySandWing strongholdScorpion Den

Society

OutclawsTalons of PowerWar of SandWing Succession

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