Clearsight was an adult female NightWing who was first introduced in Darkstalker (Legends). Although born in the Night Kingdom, Clearsight left Pyrrhia entirely after saving it from Darkstalker's wickedness. Clearsight was born with an exceptionally powerful future-seeing ability, and used this power to travel over the ocean to Pantala, where she saved the tribes from a deadly hurricane. Before her death, she wrote all of her last predictions, as well as a brief note, in what is now called the Book of Clearsight. Clearsight is currently considered a historical figure within Pyrrhia and a sort of deity within Pantala, as several dragons were seen praying to her in The Lost Continent.
Deeply kind, willful, and harried, Clearsight was often the voice of reason towards both Darkstalker and Fathom. She was selfless and open-minded, willing to admit to her own faults as well as others'. Although Clearsight preferred compromise over confrontation, she was not afraid of conflict and would try her best to do the right thing, even in the face of danger or oppression. Before leaving Pyrrhia, Clearsight was constantly haunted by a desire for control, and often became overwhelmed by her precognitive powers. After arriving at Pantala, however, Clearsight began to realize that the future wasn't entirely within her grasp, and she finally let go of her worry to let her life take its own course.
Clearsight first appeared when she was two years old, frantically trying to sort out all of her possible futures by writing down everything she saw on numerous scrolls. When her father comforted her and told her not to worry so much, Clearsight burst into tears and told him that everything was about to become confusing and out of control, much to her father's dismay.
One year later, Clearsight went to school for the first time. There, she conversed with Professor Truthfinder, who offered her a position with the four-year-old class because of her advanced intelligence; Clearsight quickly declined, as her visions told her that Darkstalker would be in that class. She then found the Tower of Knowledge with the help of her foresight, where she met her teacher, Allknowing, and her classmates: Vision, Morrowwatcher, and Jewel-eyes. However, Clearsight quickly realized that Allknowing and her students had a different, limited version of her power, and saw that this class would bring her nothing but despair and frustration, as Allknowing did not respect Clearsight's advanced abilities and resented her because of them.
Afterwards, Clearsight finally found her actual class, located in room 3A, where the teacher assigned another student named Listener to show her around and befriend her throughout the school day. When Clearsight started to tell Listener about how they'd be friends in the future, Listener kindly asked her to stop, telling her that she and her family had superstitions about prophets and their abilities; they'd rather have life take them by surprise. While they were talking, Whiteout approached them, missing Listener's muttered nickname for her: "Weirdout." Whiteout asked Clearsight if she was the dragon that her brother, Darkstalker, had been waiting for, and Clearsight saw from her visions that if she didn't tell Whiteout the truth, there would be future issues; Whiteout trusted her either completely, or not at all. After admitting that she was indeed the dragon that Darkstalker was looking for, Whiteout said that she was very glad that Clearsight had finally arrived. After Whiteout left, Listener said that she was weird, while Clearsight thought that Whiteout was interesting.
Later, at recess, Clearsight finally met her soulmate. After he stood up for Whiteout from a group of irritated NightWing students, Clearsight finally greeted Darkstalker, jokingly commenting on his clever way of sticking up for his sister, displaying his mind-reading ability, and depicting himself as a noble hero all at once. After their conversation, Clearsight touched Darkstalker on the shoulder - but she was plunged into a hurricane of visions, including Darkstalker, wearing a evil grin on the throne, slaughtering others using his magic, laughing in a twisted silver crown - but the other visions consisted of a happy life with their dragonets, at peace, and in love for life.
One day, during a baby hurricane, Darkstalker traveled to Clearsight's house in the pouring rain, inviting her to go with him to the ocean. Upon seeing the ferociously tall waves crashing down on the drenched sand, they decided to shoot for a sea cave to shelter from the storm. There, they started talking about Darkstalker's father, Prince Arctic, and his IceWing heritage, to which Darkstalker revealed his only physical IceWing trait - a white line of scales underneath his wings, connecting his membrane to his body scales. Their conversation was interrupted by a broken, soft sound of pained groaning; the sound turned out to be coming from Current, a SeaWing prince who had sought refuge after Albatross' horrifying attack on the Island Palace.
This caused Clearsight to be ever-more worried about Darkstalker's animus powers, as she feared the worst for her newfound soulmate. Darkstalker comforted Clearsight by telling her that he would never become the monster that Albatross had, and that she shouldn't be so worried about the horrible things that he might have done in the future.
The next day, Clearsight was with Listener in the school courtyard, talking about Listener's newest crush, a NightWing who was elegantly handsome and equipped with an aloof expression; the kind of haughty dragon that Listener always seemed to fall for. Clearsight tried to ignore the futures where this dragon cheated and then dumped Listener, focusing on Listener flying away and Darkstalker arriving soon afterwards. Clearsight tried not to worry about why Darkstalker and Listener didn't like each other; they seemed to intentionally try their best to never interact. Then, Darkstalker invited her to see his house, reassuring her that his mother and father were both away at their jobs; Foeslayer on guard near the border, and Arctic helping to interrogate Current.
The first thing Clearsight noticed when she entered Darkstalker's house was a sunlit room decorated in winter-themed decor; a pale blue door, white rugs, and glittering crystals. Another wall was covered with scrolls tucked into niches, and a very clean kitchen with cooking contraptions that looked impossibly complicated to Clearsight. There was also a family painting over the fireplace, created by Whiteout; her entire room was also covered in peaceful NightWing-IceWing paintings, like an alternate reality where two tribes who hated each other in reality got along. Finally, in Darkstalker's room, she noticed his sleeping corner was occupied by neatly folded purple and white blankets, with a desk covered with three little inkwells and a cloth for wiping talons. He also had a locked trunk at the foot of the blankets and a scroll rack. There, Darkstalker presented Clearsight with a scroll wrapped in black leather casing. Seeing the blank paper, Clearsight asked him if he had decided to try his talons at writing; but to her shock, he announced that he had put all of his animus power in the scroll as a vessel, so usage of his power wouldn't turn him evil.
In result, the futures suddenly became brighter, and the darker paths faded back. When Darkstalker asked if she'd like anything made, Clearsight reluctantly asked for a bracelet that hid her thoughts from mind readers; seeing her soulmate's hurt expression, she quickly explained that it was only for the safety of herself and the scroll, and that it didn't have anything to do with him. Darkstalker agreed, understanding, and enchanted a copper bracelet with three milky white moonstones on its surface; after he enchanted it to Clearsight's request, he smiled and enchanted one of his blankets to make the wearer comfortably warm; they then enchanted their history scroll, The Ancient Wars of Pyrrhia, to read to them; to begin when someone said "Bore me to sleep!" and to stop when someone said "Spare me!"
Both dragonets were too busy laughing to notice Arctic seething in the doorway; Clearsight quickly whispered "spare me" to the scroll, hiding it among her bag from Arctic's bitter eyes. After a tense conversation between father and son, Clearsight suddenly collapsed in visions: wars, Foeslayer wielding a spear, NightWings and IceWings clashing, IceWings following Arctic into battle, Arctic in Vigilance's display prison, screaming through the bars... Darkstalker's father, obviously concerned, asked if Clearsight was okay. In reply, Clearsight whispered a prophecy: "Beware your two queens. Beware your own power. Your claws will betray you in your final hour." Arctic then left the room, muttering the words of her prophecy again and again under his breath.
The next night, Clearsight and Listener launched their plan to free the scavengers. They successfully rescued the scavengers, (with a lot of trouble from the rescued) stowing them in two canvas sacks as they flew to North Beach to release them. Their rescue was working as planned until Clearsight was slammed with a vision of danger that could have ended her and her friend's life that very night. Moments after hiding among the shows of two large boulders on the sand, Clearsight and Listener saw a pointed white head lunge out of the water, trapping one of the fleeing scavengers in his jaws. Clearsight learned from her visions that this was an IceWing test run; the tribe had planned to swim across their borders to avoid the NightWing air defenses, slipping under the noses of them to launch a surprise attack.
After she told Darkstalker about her visions and the importance of telling the queen, he requested a private audience with her. Swathed in jewelry borrowed from Darkstalker, she approached the throne under the eyes of the queen and her former teacher, Allknowing, who was seething next to the throne as Clearsight launched her speech. She gave the queen all of the needed details, clear and specific, much to the queen's pleasure. She then turned, scornfully, toward Allknowing, asking for an explanation on why cryptic prophecies were required for herself while Clearsight could give an exact telling of what was going to happen. She then fired Allknowing and told Clearsight that she was now her main seer, much to the rage of the old NightWing.
When Darkstalker returned to Jade Mountain Academy, he politely requests for Starflight to find scrolls on his beloved Clearsight, wondering what had become of her after his betrayal. Additionally, when Moonwatcher expresses her concern for giving the NightWing students powers, Darkstalker says that she remind him of Clearsight, also asking if everyone was sure Clearsight never had dragonets. Clearsight is later mentioned in part two of the book when Darkstalker goes back to his school in the Night Kingdom/City and found the remains of his painting of Clearsight and restores the painting with his magic. Turtle thought that the proportions were all wrong, particularly in the undersized talons and oversized head, but noticed that Clearsight's eyes made it looked as if she had loved the painter.
Turtle later sets a white marble with a blue moon shape inside of it near Darkstalker's feet while he was distracted, intending to see his reaction. The huge animus noticed it and thought that Clearsight was still there since Turtle was invisible do to the hiding stick's spell. He picks it up and tries to talk to Clearsight. After a while, Darkstalker accepted that Clearsight was not alive anymore. Darkstalker then throws the marble angrily into the trees and left the old NightWing school.
At one point, Darkstalker questioned Moon, wondering if Clearsight had dragonets after she "imprisoned" him, because Moon acts almost exactly like Clearsight, worrying about him using his powers too much, so on and so forth.
Clearsight appears while Moon, Qibli, and Kinkajou are at the old NightWing Palace. She is noted by Moon and Qibli to be acting very strangely, as she is trusting and forgiving of Darkstalker, even though she was the one who imprisoned him for being evil. Moon notes to Qibli that she wasn't like the Clearsight that Listener wrote about. Her suspicions were correct as Qibli then follows Clearsight and Darkstalker to an obscure area of the palace, where they discover that Darkstalker has enchanted another dragon to be like Clearsight. When Darkstalker realized she could never be his true love, he turned the dragon back to their original form, which turned out to be a frustrated Fierceteeth.
Clearsight, using her foresight to locate a chain of islands she could use to stop and rest, flew to Pantala to warn them about a devastating hurricane. When she arrived in Pantala, she met a LeafWing and a SilkWing named Sunstreak. She tells them to evacuate all dragons inland, which they agree to do. With them safe, new futures appear in her mind.
To keep Pantala safe, Clearsight fills a book with a thousand years of her visions. It is called The Book of Clearsight. In modern times, Queen Wasp uses it to support her decisions and act like she knows everything, even though the book is a thousand years outdated by the events of The Lost Continent.
Clearsight is worshiped greatly for her powers of foresight and contributions to Pantala. The Temple of Clearsight, where the Book Of Clearsight is kept and the Librarian lives, is a huge and beautiful temple that is located in Wasp Hive, and built in her honor. Blue, Cricket, and Sundew pass a portrait with offerings to the temple.
Clearsight first met Darkstalker when she was three years old, although her visions had revealed earlier that they were destined to be soulmates. She loved Darkstalker very much, and tried her best to keep their futures bright, but eventually had no choice but to betray her beloved by trapping him in a cave within Agate Mountain with a bracelet enchanted by Fathom. She mourned him - and their possible future dragonets - for a long time after he was trapped, and never moved on when she traveled to Pantala.
Listener was Clearsight's first true friend, and she was humorous and welcoming towards her, showing her around their classroom, and later going with her on an expedition to save the school's pet scavengers. Listener never approved of Clearsight's relationship with Darkstalker, but she was still supportive throughout their friendship.
Clearsight met Fathom shortly after his arrival in the Night Kingdom, and cared about him very much - Darkstalker even worried that she might have loved Fathom more than himself at one point. She had opened up to him numerous times about her feelings about Darkstalker and prophetic powers; he seemed to be a supportive friend to her. After Darkstalker killed Arctic with his animus magic, Fathom helped Clearsight to defeat Darkstalker by enchanting Clearsight's mind reading-blocking moonstone bracelet that was meant to keep Darkstalker asleep for the rest of time.
"We don't want to keep out all the other tribes. The NightWings are famous for our intertribal relations and open trade partnerships. Our scrolls and artwork are sold across the continent. Dragons bring us new ideas and inventions and discoveries from all over. If we close our border, especially with violence, we lose all of that. We lose everything that makes us who we are." - To Queen Vigilance
"I'm sorry, my love. I know it's the worst thing. I know it hurts and you're not all right and you're angry and you want to punish the IceWings, but you have to fight the anger and the darkness. Darkstalker, I'm so, so scared. The thing's I've seen in the future because of this - the things that happen to you, the things that you do and what you become - it's all so dark, I almost can't see the light anymore. I'm afraid we're losing our bright paths..." - To Darkstalker
"The hardest part about being a seer is that the future is always a million possibilities - I can see so many ways my life could possibly go. But the past is only one thing. Once something happens, that's it. I can't change it anymore. I can't do anything. All my possibilities narrow into one fixed life, and then we're trapped in that world. I think I can control the future, but the past - it's gone. I can't fix it anymore." - To Fathom
"Maybe it started the first time you lied to me. Or maybe it was losing Foeslayer and not being able to do anything about it. Maybe it was all the small moments where you felt threatened or powerless or out of control, and all the things you did to fight those feelings... Or maybe it's just part of you, something you hatched with. Maybe that's what you really got from your father, along with your magic. Maybe you were always going to turn out this way, no matter how I tried to save you." - To Darkstalker
|"Beware your two queens; beware your own power. Your claws will betray you in your final hour."||To Arctic, warning him that his doom will be caused by his own claws. This comes true when Darkstalker enchants him to disembowel himself.|
|"The SeaWing brings death. The SeaWing brings salvation. Don't let him come. He must come, or all is lost."||Referring to Fathom and how he would be a necessary friend to Darkstalker, but someone who will unknowingly push him to fulfill his dark motives.|
- Her power was confirmed to be stronger than any previous precognitive NightWing, and she could see every possible future instead of a select one.
- Her strong foresight sometimes comes out as prophecies, for example, "The SeaWing brings death. The SeaWing brings salvation. Don't let him come. He must come, or all is lost." and "Beware your two queens, beware your own power. Your claws will betray you in your final hour".
- Some fan art depicts Clearsight as having the silver teardrop scale behind her eyes; this is, however, incorrect as Clearsight is a seer not a mind reader (only mind readers have the teardrop scales).
- One of Prince Fathom and Indigo's dragonets, Clearpool, was named after Clearsight.
- Going by how NightWing names tend to relate to their abilities, Clearsight can have "sights" of the future "clearer" than other NightWing seers.
- Although Clearsight and Darkstalker had foreseen their futures together, Clearsight instead ended up going to Pantala, where she eventually had two husbands: one most likely being Sunstreak, and the other one she married after he died. This unforeseen future was likely the result of Darkstalker forcing them onto a 'bad' timeline after temporarily blinding her ability with his enchanted earrings, and thus was an outcome Clearsight didn't originally see coming until it was too late.
- Tui said Clearsight was one of the easiest characters to write because "being that worried and imagining a million futures is like being a writer in the middle of a story".
- At first, Clearsight thought all seers could look into the future excactly like she did.
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- ↑ Darkness of Dragons, page 245
- ↑ Darkstalker (Legends), page 233
- ↑ Q&A with Tui during TLC release party 
- ↑ Darkstalker (Legends), page 122