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"I did this all wrong. You're going to rule forever, aren't you, Mother? You should thank me. No one can stop you now."
— Orca to Coral about Orca's statue, recounted in The Lost Heir

Orca was an adult female SeaWing who was introduced in The Lost Heir. Along with being a princess, she was secretly an animus dragon. She was killed during a royal challenge by Queen Coral.


Orca was regal,[3] tough-looking, and beautiful, with dark green scales[4] and sapphire-blue eyes.[5] She was full-grown.[6]


Orca appeared to be power-hungry and extremely ambitious during her life, challenging Coral at the age of seven and using her magic to secure her power over the SeaWing throne.[7] She was a talented sculptor.[8]



Before her challenge for the SeaWing throne, Orca enchanted a marble statue she had sculpted and dedicated to the Royal Hatchery. Coral did not know that Orca was an animus dragon or that the statue was enchanted to kill off the heirs to the SeaWing throne. Orca then challenged Coral for the throne of the SeaWings, nearly winning. She was accidentally speared with the narwhal horn Coral wears on the end of her tail and died.

After her death, the enchanted statue began killing off all the female heirs in the hatchery for years, murdering the unhatched dragonets in secrecy. Tsunami proved that the statue was destroying the eggs when she defeated it and saved Auklet.

The Dragonet Prophecy

The Lost Heir
Orca was mentioned throughout The Lost Heir, including as a part of the scroll The Tragedy of Orca. Queen Coral owned several of her carvings, even though some of her subjects disliked Orca, such as Moray. Tsunami discovered that the statue in the hatching nursery was enchanted by her to kill off possible heirs to the SeaWing throne.
The Brightest Night
Sunny thought about Orca when she went to meet Stonemover.

The Jade Mountain Prophecy

Moon Rising
Tsunami mentions that she had considered before how Orca's statue had left the male SeaWing heirs alive.
Talons of Power
Turtle mentioned Orca when he was thinking of his animus powers.

Family Tree

MorayFinCeruleanTurtleOctopus28 Dragons
3 DragonsOrcaTsunamiAnemoneAuklet

Known Enchantments

Phrasing Target Intention
"Phrasing unknown." [9] A statue To kill all the heirs to the SeaWing throne


"I did this all wrong. You're going to rule forever, aren't you, Mother? You should thank me. No one can stop you now."
― her last words, to Queen Coral (The Lost Heir, page 248)


  • The statue she carved of herself was made of dark green marble[10] with blue sapphire eyes. It was confirmed that she is dark green with blue eyes in an interview with Tui T. Sutherland.[event 1]
  • Orca refused to use her animus power to win the royal challenge because she wanted to prove that she could win in a fair fight.[event 2]
  • Orca was from Coral's first clutch of eggs. She was the only female included in this group.[6]



  1. Talons of Power, prologue
  2. The Lost Heir, page 103
  3. The Lost Heir, page 241
  4. The Lost Heir, page 145
  5. The Lost Heir, page 235
  6. 6.0 6.1 The Lost Heir, page 183
  7. The Lost Heir, page 242
  8. The Lost Heir, page 89
  9. The Lost Heir, page 247
  10. The Lost Heir, page 144
  1. Stated by Tuisource 
  2. Stated by Tuisource 


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