The Dragonets of Destiny consist of five young dragons: Clay, Glory, Starflight, Sunny, and Tsunami. Each, with the exception of Glory, were selected by the Dragonet Prophecy to end the War of SandWing Succession.
Glory, however, as a RainWing, was not originally included in their destiny. She was brought in by Webs as a last-minute replacement for their original SkyWing egg, which had been killed earlier alongside its carrier, Hvitur, by Burn. The NightWings did not include an IceWing egg in the prophecy, either, most likely due to an ancient war between their tribes that had taken place over 2,000 years ago.
As foretold by the prophecy, all of them hatched together on the brightest night, meaning that Starflight should have received strong mind-reading and prophetic powers if they hadn't been hatched far underground. However, near The Dark Secret's conclusion, the dragonets learned that the prophecy was a lie, created by Morrowseer as a plot to take over the Rainforest Kingdom. Later, near the end of The Brightest Night, the dragonets did, however, complete their destiny by calling Burn, Blister, and Blaze to a meeting located near Burn's Stronghold to end their feud once and for all. Sunny, however, eventually decreed Thorn as queen by giving her the Eye of Onyx.
Clay was the MudWing dragonet of destiny. He is shown to be loyal and kind and treats his friends like he would to his group of siblings. On the brightest night, while they were hatching, Clay had natural MudWing bigwings instincts to help other eggs in the clutch hatch. This was misinterpreted as an attack on the other eggs, and was later a story Kestrel used to try to motivate him in battle training, saying that he was a monster as a hatchling, in hopes that she could bring out this "inner monster" to improve Clay's capability in battle. The prophecy called for a MudWing egg "the color of dragon blood." Blood eggs are known to produce dragons that are fire resistant, and Clay is one of them. A firescales SkyWing named Peril is in love with him, and in Darkness of Dragons, it is shown that Clay might return these feelings. Sunny and Clay are good friends within their group. He helps voice her ideas, since the other dragonets don't listen to her much of the time. Clay is the protagonist of The Dragonet Prophecy.
Tsunami was the 'SeaWing egg of deepest blue'. She sometimes appears to be the leader of the dragonets, being fierce, bold, and loyal. She has exceptional battle skills and tends to bicker with her friends. She is the daughter of Queen Coral and is, therefore, a princess. Tsunami is the oldest living daughter of Queen Coral, with two little sisters, Anemone and Auklet, and thirty-two brothers, including Turtle. She is the first SeaWing princess not to be born in the royal hatchery. She seems to have a crush on Riptide, who is the current leader of the Talons of Peace. It seems Riptide returns these feelings. Tsunami is the protagonist of The Lost Heir.
When Princess Burn tossed the prophesized SkyWing dragonet's egg off a cliff, Webs stole Glory's egg from the Rainforest Kingdom, insisting that the prophecy must have five dragonets. She is bullied and abused by two of the three guardians, due to the popular belief that RainWings were much lazier than any other dragon tribe. Glory later became the queen of the NightWings and RainWings. She discovers that Jambu is her blood relative after deciding that he is "the most useless dragon I've ever met", and becomes queen when she challenges the current queens (at the time), and discovers that Ex-Queen Grandeur is her relative. She is smart, beautiful (according to Deathbringer and others), brave, hardworking and most unlike the rest of her tribe. Glory is the protagonist of The Hidden Kingdom.
Starflight is the NightWing dragonet of the prophecy, he is shown to have a lot of book-smarts but very little combat skills. If he had hatched under the moons during the brightest night then he would have had mind reading and be able to see the future. However, he hatched beneath the mountain, with the other dragonets, away from the moons depriving him of those powers. Though at first, he had a crush on Sunny, Starflight now appears to be approaching a relationship with the False NightWing Dragonet of Destiny named Fatespeaker. He often had dreams about the NightWing Queen calling him "useless" and "not a real NightWing", as Morrowseer stated before dying or going missing in the Night Kingdom's volcanic explosion. Also, in the same explosion, Starflight was blinded and is now having trouble with not being able to see. Starflight is the protagonist of The Dark Secret.
Sunny was the SandWing dragonet of the prophecy. Unlike other SandWings, Sunny is golden, with green-grey eyes, and no poisonous tail barb. The reason for these abnormalities is that Sunny's father Stonemover is a NightWing. She is shown to be optimistic and kind, and most of the other dragonets think of her as a little sister since she hatched last. She is the daughter of Queen Thorn and Stonemover, making her a princess, a hybrid, and having a possibility of passing on animus genetics to any dragonets she may have due to Stonemover being an animus. Sunny was the dragon that thought of the plan to make Burn, Blister, and Blaze come together. Blister gave Burn two dragonbite vipers. Burn was bitten by the second one and died. Blister was killed by the Eye of Onyx, when it turned her into a pile of dust. Blaze accepted Thorn as the new queen. Sunny is the protagonist of The Brightest Night.
- All of the female dragonets of destiny are royal.
- Glory is not part of the original prophecy as she is a RainWing, but she helped end the war anyway.
- Sunny is the only hybrid of the Dragonets of Destiny.
- Glory is the only Dragonet of Destiny who has never met either of her parents.
- Sunny is the only Dragonet of Destiny to have both parents confirmed alive.
- They are also the founders of Jade Mountain Academy, except for Glory, who is busy with her tribes.
- Both of the male dragonets are wounded in some way.
- Both of the male dragonets have only met one of their parents.
- If Starflight had been born under the three moons, he would've had strong mind-reading and precognition.
- Both Tsunami and Sunny carry the animus gene.