"He said, 'Excuse me, is this the way to the strawberry garden?' and I said, 'It certainly is!' and he said, 'Thank you,' and I said, 'Are you going to the jubilee festival tonight?' and he said, 'Urgh, I suppose I have to,' and I said, 'Cool, see you there!' so, obviously, we are destined to be together forever. Don't you dare tell me otherwise!"
—Listener to Clearsight about Thoughtful, Darkstalker

Listener was a female NightWing dragonet who was introduced in Darkstalker. She was a mind-reader who lived in the lost city of night and attended the NightWing school before fleeing the city.


Listener was large, with curves that suggest that she was a successful hunter. She had silver teardrop scales indicative of mind-reading in the outside corner of each eye.[1]


Listener is portrayed as a cheerful dragonet who is always trying to find her soulmate, though repeatedly failing. She is a self-proclaimed animal rights activist and released the NightWing school's pet scavengers with the help of Clearsight. She and her family believe in living life in the moment without the guidance of prophecies so she asked Clearsight not to tell her anything about her future, unless she and her family would be in danger.


The Jade Mountain Prophecy

Darkness of Dragons

Moonwatcher mentioned Listener when she realized that Clearsight (actually Fierceteeth, enchanted by Darkstalker) didn't seem to be herself. She then went on about how she read a scroll about her written by Listener describing her friend as being one of the most brilliant NightWings of all time and how no one else was able to send their mind down multiple futures like her.



Listener first appeared when Clearsight entered the school on her first day. Clearsight immediately started reading into her futures while Listener read her mind. She told Clearsight that she would prefer to live out her life without knowing what was going to happen, then told Clearsight she planned to free the school's scavengers. She and Clearsight become quick friends, however with very conflicting interests. Listener showed her dislike of Whiteout, calling her "Weirdout", and she said that she thought Darkstalker was creepy.

Listener later appeared to execute her plan of freeing the scavengers. After some difficulty catching them, she and Clearsight went to a beach to free them, where an IceWing scout hiding on the beach ate one of the scavengers. Clearsight assured Listener that she wouldn't tell anyone why they were there before going to tell the queen.

Later on, at a party, Listener was thinking of asking out a handsome NightWing named Thoughtful. She was hanging out with Darkstalker, Clearsight, Fathom, and Whiteout when he approached. Clearsight redirected Thoughtful's attention to Whiteout, because of possible futures involving Thoughtful and Whiteout, much to Listener's confusion and dismay.

Near the end of the book, when Listener was among the crowd watching Arctic's violent self-disembowelment, Clearsight sought her out and warned her to take everyone and leave the Night Kingdom for their own safety, in case her plan didn't work. The two exchanged a heartfelt goodbye, then went their separate ways.


"I already know you're crazy, […] When you walked in, you looked around the classroom and immediately categorized every student into 'safe to be friends with' and 'doomed if I talk to them.' What is that about? And just checking — I'm not in the doomed camp, am I?"
― to Clearsight (Darkstalker, page 98)

"My family is superstitious about seers, […] We'd rather be surprised by life than know too much."
― to Clearsight (Darkstalker, page 99)

"Exactly! That was exactly her feeling, […] Their feelings are crazy similar to ours. I need to ask some other mind readers if they've noticed it, too. Or maybe there are scrolls about it in the library. I don't think we've had many captive ones before, so maybe I'm making an awesome new discovery."
― to Clearsight about the scavengers (Darkstalker, page 100)

"Don't tell me anything! […] Don't even look ahead! We're totally destined for each other, so don't you dare tell me we're not!"
― to Clearsight (Darkstalker)

"No! […] I want to live my life like a normal dragon! LA LA LA LA LA."
― to Clearsight (Darkstalker)

"I'm leaving now, […] Before you make a face I don't want to see and I have to get super mad at you. Don't talk to me until you get your face under control!"
― to Clearsight (Darkstalker)

"Quit freaking me out! […] Besides, […] we're not criminals, we're heroes! We're liberating the oppressed! Righting all wrongs! Saving the day!"
― to Clearsight (Darkstalker, page 190)

"I don't care! […] She can expel me if she wants! I don't need school to become an animal rights activist!"
― to Clearsight (Darkstalker, page 193)

"Clearsight, […] Listen, I ― I know I told you I don't want to know the future. But if ― if I ever have to evacuate my family ― I mean, if it's a question of saving their lives … if something really, really bad is about to happen … then I guess I do want you to tell me."
― to Clearsight (Darkstalker, page 202-203)

"Yes! […] He said, 'Excuse me, is this the way to the strawberry garden?' and I said, 'It certainly is!' and he said, 'Thank you' and I said, 'Are you going to the jubilee festival tonight?' and he said, 'Urgh, I suppose I have to,' and I said, 'Cool, see you there!' so, obviously, we are destined to be together forever. Don't you dare tell me otherwise!"
― to Clearsight (Darkstalker, page 276)


  • Listener apparently became a writer as she wrote scrolls about Clearsight's life during the first years of the NightWing Exodus.


  1. Darkstalker, page 98


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