Fatespeaker is a young female NightWing who was introduced in The Hidden Kingdom. She is a member of the false dragonets of destiny as a replacement for Starflight, and was taken to the Talons of Peace as a young dragonet by Morrowseer because her hatching day was close to the brightest night.
Although Fatespeaker believed for most of her life that she could see the future, it has since been confirmed although that she can sense vague emotions from other dragons, she does not have true NightWing powers. She may be in a relationship with Starflight.
Fatespeaker has midnight-black scales with deep blue, indigo, purple and magenta underscales. She has two small silver teardrop scales, one on each corner of each eye, that are not as shiny or big as Moonwatcher's. She has a band of silver scales around one ankle as if she is wearing an anklet and a few scattered on her tail, which Sunny described being "as if she were born with her own treasure.” Her wings also have scattered silver scales on their undersides like all NightWings.
Fatespeaker is shown to be similar to Sunny, who aspires to peace and friendship rather than violence and anger. She is often very talkative and chatty. Fatespeaker is also very optimistic and sympathetic and prefers not to fight, much like Sunny, although her optimism can sometimes blind her from thinking. She formed an apparent friendship with Mightyclaws, talking about the collapsed part of the fortress among other things. She also can be a tad stubborn, especially about her visions. She secretly regrets her supposed "NightWing powers", saying they are "totally useless." She can be somewhat naive as she originally thought the rest of the False Dragonets were her friends and clung to the belief, even after they nearly killed her. She was always very excited and proud to be a NightWing, and she was crushed when she realized how terrible the NightWing tribe really was.
In the prologue, Fatespeaker was fighting with all the other false dragonets. She was highly interested in Morrowseer's arrival, and claimed - probably falsely - to have predicted it. In the epilogue, she had another supposed 'vision' about feasting on a walrus. The other false dragonets refused to listen, and yelled that they didn't want to hear it, claiming that she was lying and had already made that prediction before. She saw Starflight enter, and had a 'vision' predicting that Starflight will be important in the future. This vision, as it came true, may be proof of her slight powers. These 'visions' are most likely faux because she has twin teardrop shaped silver scales in the corners of her eyes, the sign of a mind reader. However, she may have faint abilities in either of these fields or even both, if she was hatched within days of the brightest night.
Fatespeaker snuck out of her room and followed Starflight and Morrowseer, being very blunt about being a 'Dragonet of Destiny'. When Starflight told her that he was the NightWing dragonet, she is surprised. Morrowseer mentioned that Starflight could replace her, and the other false dragonets agreed, saying that they wanted Starflight due to how annoying they found Fatespeaker's constant predictions. Fatespeaker, who believed they were her friends, thought that they were joking.
When Morrowseer ordered the false dragonets to kill Starflight and he fled, she figured out where he was hiding, but refused to kill him. She said she thought he was "crazy-smart" and "crazy-brave", and showed pity to the trapped RainWings. That night, she convinced Starflight to go explore the destroyed wing of the NightWing Fortress. Starflight found a dreamvisitor clutched in the talon of a dead NightWing guard, because nobody would search a corpse.
When Morrowseer banished Squid, Fatespeaker was horrified and sad, knowing that he probably would not survive. That night, she convinced Starflight to sneak out and search for Queen Battlewinner. They spotted Flame sneaking out as well, so they decided to follow him. He discovered they were following him, and snapped at them to go away. Starflight pointed out that he was less likely to get in trouble if he was caught with two NightWings, and he reluctantly agreed. He headed for the dungeons, and asked Deathbringer about becoming an assassin. When Deathbringer didn't give him any helpful advice, he stomped off.
Fatespeaker questioned Deathbringer about the location of the NightWing queen, and he directed them to the throne room. She and Starflight continued their search. Fatespeaker claimed to have a vision that they would convince Queen Battlewinner not to kill the dragonets or torture the RainWings. They found the tunnel to Battlewinner's throne room behind a detailed map of Pyrrhia. Fatespeaker was scared of Queen Battlewinner at first, seeing as she was immersed in a vat of lava. She tried to convince Battlewinner that Morrowseer wasn't doing the right thing, but ultimately failed.
During a practice fight, Fatespeaker was pitted against Flame. Viper joined in, prompting Starflight to join as well. Viper pinned her to the ground and blamed Fatespeaker and her tribe for her horrible experiences at the Night Kingdom. Viper tried to stab her with her tail, but Starflight slams into her, which leads to Viper being accidentally knocked into a river of lava, and her tail accidentally slices across Flame's face. Fatespeaker was distraught over this and Flame's accidental, seemingly-mortal injury caused by the SandWing's poisonous barb.
When Starflight decides to save the RainWings, Fatespeaker joins him. They sneak Flame out of the healer's room and use him as a ploy to convince guards to let them through the tunnels. Fatespeaker and Sunny hit it right off when they meet in the rainforest: finding lots of common ground, Queen Glory comments that they have "twin souls".
During the invasion of the Night Kingdom, she helps convince the NightWings to accept Glory as queen. She also stood up against Morrowseer when he tried to get in the portal.
Fatespeaker accompanies Starflight, Tsunami, and Clay out of the tunnel and into the rainforest. The event causes a large commotion, during which Sunny is unknowing captured by Fierceteeth, Strongwings, and Preyhunter. Fatespeaker then stays in the rainforest to be with Starflight as he recovers from his injuries. Later, Sunny escapes and returns to the rainforest. Fatespeaker is present with Starflight, who is slowly recovering. Sunny begins to feel somewhat jealous of Fatespeaker and Starflight, although not entirely.
On the night of the end of the war, she accompanies the dragonets to Burn's stronghold and predicts that the Orb in the Sky would come down and kill them all. Starflight remarks that her visions are not real, to which she replies that they "feel real".
When a dragonbite viper is loose after it kills Burn, Sunny and Fatespeaker attempt to carry Starflight off of the ground, but Starflight was too heavy and confused for Sunny and Fatespeaker. Clay then shoves them out of the viper's way and gets bitten himself as a result of his selflessness, but survives due to Peril's aid.
In the epilogue, Sunny tells Starflight that she loves him, but her feelings are complicated. Later, Sunny mentions teaching everyone that NightWings didn't have powers. Miffed, Fatespeaker replies she still had powers and that the Orb in the Sky might still come back and kill them, but in the end fails to convince them.
Fatespeaker appeared as an egg and the only other egg except for Starflight's in the hatchery. When Fierceteeth tells Morrowseer if he needs a replacement she would like to be one, he glances at Fatespeaker's egg, hinting that she would be the replacement. Morrowseer also says to Farsight that the egg won't be hatching until after the brightest night by a few months. In The Dark Secret, Fatespeaker tells Starflight that she was born a few months after the brightest night, hinting that she was in the egg.
Fatespeaker is a helper at the Jade Mountain Academy, greeting dragonets and ringing the gong when necessary. She greeted Moonwatcher by mysteriously guessing her name and "hinting" that she was a mind reader but knew that the power wasn't realistic anymore. She then reassures Moon that she was just joking. Fatespeaker hands Moon her welcome scroll and her map. Later, she was seen reading scrolls to Starflight in the library when Moon, Kinkajou, and Carnelian come in.
At first, Moon suspected that Fatespeaker may have powers, but Darkstalker claimed that if she had any, then they were extremely weak, or that she may have been supposed to have powers, but did not get them because she didn't hatch under the moons or was nearly supposed to.
She appears helping Starflight in the library. She seems shocked when she sees Darkstalker and is worried that her visions haven't shown her about Darkstalker. She closes her eyes and tries to have a vision. She says that she sees darkness ahead, to which Darkstalker said that's because she was closing her eyes.
Fatespeaker is shown with Starflight during the IceWing-NightWing fight, going off to rescue Tsunami, who had been captured earlier in the book.
When Starflight arrived at the Night Kingdom in the epilogue of The Hidden Kingdom, Fatespeaker had a feeling he was a part of her destiny. She quickly initiated a friendship with him and followed him around. When battling Flame and Viper, Fatespeaker had trusted Starflight to help her. She has said he's "lucky" that he doesn't have any NightWing powers. In The Brightest Night, Fatespeaker was revealed by Sunny to have romantic affections toward Starflight, this being backed up by the fact that in TDS, Fatespeaker said that maybe the NightWings would make her and Starflight King and Queen, which seems to imply that they would get married.
When Fatespeaker met Sunny, they almost instantly became good friends. They ended up talking to each other, asking questions and sharing information about themselves, until Glory told them to either go off and discover their twin souls elsewhere or help with battle planning, to which they replied "battle planning", at the exact same time. However, Sunny occasionally felt a little jealousy towards Fatespeaker when she was around Starflight. Sunny and Fatespeaker were still close, anyways.
Fatespeaker thinks that the other False Dragonets are her friends, but they clearly don't think the same. Multiple times, her "friends" have said they wished she would die, and Viper once tried to kill her. Even so, she still cares for them and was distraught when Viper died and Squid left. She now seems to realize that they dislike her, though she may still have some lingering loyalty. Squid is the only one who doesn't hate her. He said she was the only nice fake Dragonet of Destiny, even though he said she was "plain crazy" in the same sentence and also liked the idea of having her replaced.
So far her predictions include, but are not limited to:
- A NightWing would come to visit them: True.
- The NightWing brought something great for breakfast: False.
- An earthquake: True.
- A new Talons of Peace: True.
- Something besides seagulls for breakfast: False.
- A walrus to eat (on multiple occasions): False.
- That Starflight was important to her destiny: True.
- That Starflight's name was Bigtoes: False.
- That meeting Queen Battlewinner would be scary: True, they both freaked out when she came out of the lava.
- That she and Starflight will find Queen Battlewinner and convince her to join their side: True, as they found her, but also false, as she did not join their side.
- That she and Starflight will survive: True
- That she and Starflight will do great things together: True.
- That she and Starflight will become King and Queen of the NightWings: Probably false.
- That Starflight will live forever: Probably false.
- That the Orb in the Sky, the comet, will fall on Pyrrhia: Partially true, thanks to the skyfire that fell from it.
- That the Orb will kill them: Mostly false, but partly true because a piece of skyfire from the orb killed Palm of the SandWings.
- That she sees darkness ahead with Darkstalker coming: True, though this might only be because she closed her eyes.
Fatespeaker believes all her predictions are correct, just not accurately timed.
"I knew it! [...] I knew a NightWing was coming to see us! Didn't I tell you guys this would happen?"
"Well, I knew, [...] I saw it with my powers! And I foresee that he brought us something great for breakfast. Didn't you?"
"Can I come, too? [...] I've never met another NightWing before. Although, of course, I feel a very strong psychic connection with our whole tribe." - To Morrowseer.
"Oh, stop, [...] It's not that bad." -About the Night KIngdom
"Have a vision, [...] That'll make you feel better." -Fatespeaker's thoughts.
"Oh, shush, [...] I'm using my POWERS. Behold! I foresee a... walrus! A walrus in our future! An entire walrus for us to eat!"
"My visions are not always precise, it does not say when this walrus will arrive, only that it will, and then we shall feast. And everything will be wonderful again." - In The Hidden Kingdom Epilogue, on her walrus vision.
"Grumpy ungrateful lizards." -Fatespeaker's thoughts on the other false dragonets.
"I'm having ANOTHER VISION, [...] I'm just letting you know that I'm NOT TELLING YOU ABOUT IT, even though I'm sure it's VERY SIGNIFICANT." - Trying to get the other false dragonet's attention on her Starflight vision.
"Oh my gosh, it's you! [...] I had a vision about you, [...] Have you had any visions about me?"
"I know, I heard you, [...] But I got bored and I wanted to explore and I saw you flying by, so I thought I'd come, too. I can't believe I'm in the NightWing fortress at last! I've had lots of prophetic dreams about it, you know, [...] Although in those it was actually bigger and lighter and smelled way less terrible, plus it had a lot more treasure and seriously less grouchy dragons. [...] Hmm. Maybe they were just regular dreams." - About the NightWing island.
"You said 'Shut up about your visions. I'm not remotely interested,' [...] But that doesn't mean this dragon isn't interested. Aren't you interested? [...]
"Anyway, I just know you're terribly important, [...] And that we have a great destiny together."
"Wow, [...] You look like someone just ate your only walrus. Are you all right?"
"LABS, [...] Oooo, what does that mean?"
"Leave him alone, he's telling you the truth about the prophecy. I have the wrong hatching day, too, and you know that." - To Morrowseer, defending Starflight after he pointed out the False Dragonets couldn't be the Dragonets of Destiny.
"...If you have no powers. I've always been so excited about being a NightWing. I thought my powers must be the most amazing thing. But clearly, they're totally useless, if they couldn't even warn me about what was going to happen to my friends." - To Starflight after Viper's death.
"I like how you turned out," - To Starflight
"Because you're my friend and it's the right thing to do." - To Flame when was asked why they would help him.
"Battle planning." - Sunny and Fatespeaker's reply after Glory tells them to either "go discover their twin souls somewhere else or help with battle planning".
"Starflight, you were so brave." - After Starflight got blinded by the NightWing volcano near the end of The NightWing Exodus.
"Except me, I TOTALLY have powers." - In The Brightest Night.
"No! It doesn't have to be you! It especially doesn't have to be you! You've done enough." - To Starflight about ending the war.
"Well, it COULD STILL COME BACK!" - About the comet, when it left without falling on Pyrrhia.
"Almost as if I'm... reading your mind, eh?" - To Moonwatcher in Jade Mountain Academy.
"Oh, no! I see... Darkness ahead!" - In Talons of Power, about her 'visions'.
"I'm having a vision! Of us standing in front of Queen Battlewinner! This is going to work!" - When she and Starflight look for Queen Battlewinner's throne room.
"I'm pretty sure you're down there because it's a crazy-smart and crazy-brave thing to do, which sounds like you." - To Starflight when he was running away from Flame and Ochre.
"Of course, if you're not down there, I sound totally insane right now. There's a RainWing sitting next to me who is giving me the weirdest looks. What's happening? Nothing weird, just talking to a pit. Carry on looking miserable, don't mind me. Oooo, his ears went a little yellow. Does that mean amused or terribly annoyed? What do you think?"
"Look, destiny is destiny. I don't know why you're so worried about who's in the prophecy. You delivered it; now you can sit back and watch it happen. Whether it's me or Starflight, who cares?" - To Morrowseer
"I wish I could let you go, sad dragon. I'd need one of those long pointy sticks, though. Starflight, come on, get up here so we can talk about how to help all these sad dragons. I checked a few of the other caves and there are at least ten of them here, can you imagine?" - About the RainWing prisoners.
"Sometimes you're just horrible." - To Viper
"I know that's what Stonemover said, but I think it doesn't apply to me. My visions are TOTALLY real, and when this moon-comet thing CRUSHES US ALL, everyone will be sorry for not listening to me." - Fatespeaker to Starflight about her powers.
"Ooh. I foresee that this is going to be mad scary. You go first." - To Starflight when they are going to see Battlewinner.
- Fatespeaker had a memory of fire and rough scales scraping her back when she hatched, but she didn't remember until she came back to the NightWing Island, which she hated.
- In Prisoners, when Morrowseer came to get Starflight's egg, there was one other egg in the hatchery, but it wasn't due to hatch until after the brightest night. Presumably, that was Fatespeaker's egg.
- She is only a few months younger than the real Dragonets of Destiny, as seen by her egg being in the hatchery at the same time as Starflight's.
- Tui considered giving Fatespeaker her own book in the second arc but decided against it. Instead, Moonwatcher got the book.
- Darkstalker said to Moonwatcher in Moon Rising that Fatespeaker could have very weak powers since she has the teardrop scales that symbolizes mind reading, but hers are smaller than Moon's, so Fatespeaker might have nearly hatched in one or more of the full moons, was supposed to or was exposed to faint moonlight as an egg. Her weak powers may be shown when some of her predictions come true, but most are off-track or inaccurate.
- However, the silver scales near a NightWing's eyes mean mind reading, not prophecy, so her (weak, possibly nonexistent) powers may be entirely different.
- It is likely, considering Fatespeaker's teardrop scales near her eyes, that despite what most people think, she could have weak mind-reading powers instead of, or along with, her weak future sight ability, because as mentioned in Darkstalker (Legends), only mind readers, not seers, have the teardrop scales near their eyes. It is also possible that she has only a weak prophetic ability, and the scales are just chance.
- Her names refers to her "ability" of speaking prophecy (speaker of fate), which is ironic since she cannot actually see the future.
- It is revealed by Sunny in the epilogue of The Brightest Night, that Fatespeaker is in love with Starflight. However, it is unknown whether Starflight shares those feelings for her.
- She is the only NightWing known to have scattered scales on her body (bracelet-like scales on her wrist and a few scaled scattered around her tail), that don't relate to mind-reading abilities.
- She is confirmed to have weak mind reading/the ability to sense emotions.
- In The Dark Secret, Fatespeaker tells Starflight that she feels more "alive" when the stars are out. This is likely because NightWings were originally nocturnal, and only changed their circadian rhythm after fleeing to the volcanic island.
- Fatespeaker is the first empowered NightWing in generations, the second is Moonwatcher.