Ex-Princess Blaze is an adult female SandWing who was introduced in The Hidden Kingdom. She was one of the three involved the War of SandWing Succession, and she won by default after both Ex-Princess Burn and Ex-Princess Blister died, although she stepped down from her position as queen when Thorn received the Eye of Onyx. Of Queen Oasis' daughters, Blaze is the youngest, and was described by her mother as "a terrible queen, but an acceptable daughter."
Appearance EditBlaze has been described as strikingly beautiful by Glory in the Hidden Kingdom. She has a typical SandWing's white golden, dusty-pale scales and pitch-dark eyes that resemble those of her sisters.
Her talons are decorated with three glittering rings and she has a strong attraction towards jewelry. She is often adorned in all sorts of fashionable items. She is ‘the prettiest’ out of her two sisters (which she later uses as a reason to become queen).
Blaze is described as rather air-headed and extremely concerned about her appearance. 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 and/or prettier than her, saying that she doesn't think that someone should be allowed to be "too pretty", and despised Glory for that reason. Blaze also tends to be rather careless, as she allied with the IceWings by offering them large amounts of SandWing land, and she gave away secrets such as how to cure SandWing tail barb poison to Sunny and the rest of the Dragonets of Destiny with barely any thought about it. She thinks of herself as very pretty, and she is extremely narcissistic.
She is horrible at combat, sitting in her fortress and letting her soldiers fight instead of leading battles herself. When Blister attacked her at the meeting between the three sisters, she didn't even attempt to fight back, asking Glacier to fight for her, and was wounded several times before Sunny intervened and gave the Eye of Onyx to Thorn. She does seems to have an honourable side, though, since stepped down from the SandWing throne to Thorn after the Eye of Onyx chose her to be queen (however, this may be a choice made out of fear instead of honour, possibly because Blaze was either afraid of what Thorn would do to her if she didn't step down, or of sharing the same fate as Blister). She is also a lot nicer than her sisters, as shown as how kind she was to the dragonets when meeting them and allowing them to escape when Queen Glacier and her forces were coming. However, she is also very self-centered and somewhat deluded, as she believes that everyone likes her and immediately reassured herself that the dragonets would choose her by saying “everyone likes me!” Blaze can also be extremely rude and offensive, which was shown when she called Six-Claws out for his six-clawed talons. She complained after her father scolded her, indicating that she was the stereotypical type of princess.
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.
Unlike her sisters, she does not seem to display any dark tendencies, which may be one of the reasons why she was so popular with the SandWings.
Princess 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, King 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 should could be sleeping buried under fancy pillows or wearing fancy earplugs.
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.
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.
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.
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 Burn's 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.
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.
|King Char†||Queen Oasis†||Two Unnamed Sisters†|
|Prince Scald†||Prince Singe†||Princess Burn†||Princess Blister†||Princess Blaze|
"Oh, wonderful, we haven't had visitors in so long. I was hoping Queen Glacier would send us some news."
"No, no, please come in, [...] Ocotillo, please bring us some tea. Oh, and some of those dried lizards if we have any left."
"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."
"So? [...] What's your important message?"
"The dragonets? [...] Glacier found them?"
"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?"
"But what about my party? [...] And I don't like going outside. It's too cold and it makes my scales all dry and ugly."
"I should wait for Queen Glacier, [...] She wouldn't like my going off alone. I'm sure she wants to meet the dragonets, too."
"Oh, [...] That is reassuring. [...] Do you think they'll really choose me? [...] Oh, who am I kidding. I'm sure they will if they meet me! All right, I'll do it."
"Right now? [...] Already?"
Oh, that one was my idea, [...] It's the tragic, romantic story of how my brother fell in love with a dragon he knew our mother would never approve of, so he kept her hidden from us, but then she ran off and broke his heart, although we were all thinking, Or did she, of course, because it is so likely that Mother just found out and had her killed, which was something she would totally do...."
"Are you sure the dragonets won't come inside?"
"Yikes! [...] How did that happen? Where did he come from?"
"I've heard they're pretty, [...] But I've never seen one."
"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.
"Oh, wow, it is so, so, so exciting to meet you. Where's the SkyWing?" - To the dragonets of destiny when meeting them in The Hidden Kingdom.
"Oh, [...] But... she's a RainWing, and the prophecy calls for a SkyWing. Doesn't it?"
"It's a little more specific than that, [...] It says two of the SandWing sisters will die-- hopefully not me! And it says the five dragonets are a MudWing, a SeaWing, a NightWing, a SandWing, and a SkyWing."
"Oh my gosh. You are weird-looking! What's wrong with your tail? Why are your scales the wrong color?"
"Are you sure? [...] Wow. You all are not what I expected. For one thing, you're smaller. And I thought you'd be, I don't know, prettier."
"Explain the RainWing again? Also the other two RainWings-- why are they here?"
"Where are they going? [...] Isn't the rainforest kind of far from here?"
"Because I'm prettier and nicer and friendlier than they are? [...] Obviously? [...] I mean, haven't you met them? Aren't they both awful?"
"Ouch, [...] That's kind of rude, isn't it? I'm a much older dragon than you. I've been in a battle-- more or less. [...] And I do have this deadly tail."
"There's this cactus juice that heals our poison, [...] Grows all over the desert. [...] Anyway, [...] I'll have Queen Glacier to help me if anything goes wrong."
"She can't? [...] Huh. Well, she can still come down and kill whoever's challenging me. She wouldn't mind."
"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."
"Oh, [...] That sounds... nice. What's the 'power of wings of fire'? How do I get that?"
"You weren't, [...] There's no RainWing in the prophecy at all. Why don't you just go home?"
"Oh, hello. Is he in the prophecy? [...] He's cute. Cuter than this one."
"That's so mean! [...] Why should the NightWings get to decide? They've never even met me! I'm awesome!"
"Queen Glacier, [...] I knew she would save me."
"Oh, no, wait, [...] You should meet Glacier. You'll like her."
"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."
"Please don't go, [...] Queen Glacier will be so grateful to you for saving my life. Now we can have that party I mentioned!"
"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!"
"Queenly advice from a RainWing. [...] Now I have heard everything."
"They'll be too busy rescuing me."
"P-p-please can't we go inside?"
"You mean, until you make a decision."
"My neck hurts. [...] Ow. Do you think it's going to scar? I'll be so mad if it scars."
"That's what it sounded like, [...] But more important, that NightWing tried to kill me! You're going to kill him, right?"
"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."
"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."
"Fine, all right, [...] I'll tell you everything I know about what they looked like and what they said. But can we please do that inside?"
"Ooo, sparkly things."
"Ew! Three moons! You really do have six claws on each foot! That's so weird! I can't believe you touched me with those!"
"Don't you try to stop me, you big-shouldered bighead!"
"I'm so glad I have the right number of claws."
"Three moons, it's bleeding! I'm bleeding!" - When Blister attempted to kill her.
- Blaze is another term for fire.
- Blaze is the only surviving SandWing sister and the youngest of the three.
- She is the only sister out of the three that has not been mentioned to have killed anyone. This may be because she barley ever left her fortress during the War of SandWing Succession
- According to Darkness of Dragons, after Thorn became queen, she agreed to let Blaze live in the palace.
- Blaze is stated to be the prettiest out of the three sisters, with Blister being the smartest and Burn the strongest.
- Tui has confirmed she could see Blaze and Thorn becoming eventual friends.
- When Blaze saw Glory and Jambu change colors, she stated that she wished she could have camouflage scales, saying, "I could be a different color every minute!"
- Blaze was the only member of the royal family not present when Queen Oasis died.
- It has been stated that Blaze has scars in the books. However, this is incorrect, since it has been confirmed she does not.
- Blaze and her two sisters may represent 'the three B's', the brains (Blister), the brawns (Burn), and the beauty (Blaze).
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