Princess Tsunami is a young female SeaWing, and the main protagonist of The Lost Heir. She is one of the dragonets of destiny and the oldest living heir to the SeaWing throne. After the events of The Brightest Night, Tsunami founded Jade Mountain Academy with the rest of the dragonets of destiny, where she works as the headmistress. Although Tsunami normally lives within Jade Mountain Academy, she is currently flying across the sea towards Pyrrhia with several LeafWing and SilkWing refugees, Bumblebee, Cricket, and her brother, Prince Turtle. She is currently in a long-distance relationship with Riptide.
Tsunami has flowing, deep, ocean-blue scales, aqua-blue underscales, translucent green eyes,, and a thick, shiny, strong, and muscular build. She is described to be tall, with light blue stripes along her flank and tail. In The Lost Heir, she wears several strands of heavy pearls around her neck that her mother, Queen Coral, gave to her as her "first treasure" to make up for all the presents that Coral missed giving her while Tsunami was living in the cave with the Talons of Peace. The bioluminescent markings on her wing membranes form spirals around the outer edges. Starbursts shaped like webbed talon-prints branch away from the lines in the middle, identifying her as a member of the royal SeaWing family. Her scales were also described at multiple points in the story to change colors slightly, such as dark blue, cobalt, greenish-blue, and sapphire blue. This may be due to the conditions of the environment around her, such as underwater or underneath the mountain that the dragonets of destiny were raised under. Clay describes her in sunlight when they first leave the mountain cave to look like 'a dragon made out of sapphires and emeralds, or oceans and summer leaves.' It was mentioned by Coral in The Lost Heir that she was quite beautiful.
Tsunami is loyal, intelligent, fierce, headstrong, and courageous. She is a bit bossy and stubborn as well, and she often believes that her way is best, taking charge whenever she can. Her stubbornness and fiery nature can result in her behaving recklessly and impulsively, but she is also fairly open-minded and thoughtful and will often consider other solutions and options.
Tsunami is extremely proud and will not hesitate to challenge others, especially if she or her loved ones are harmed. Although quite confident, Tsunami sometimes questions herself and her decisions, wondering if she is behaving too impatiently or rashly. This self-consciousness is not without reason, as Tsunami can react too quickly or without much thought in intense or angry situations, provoking unneeded conflicts on multiple occasions. For example, in The Lost Heir, Tsunami impulsively attacked a SkyWing guard because of a misunderstanding; instead of calling out to his comrades for help as Tsunami thought, he may have been simply yawning.
Tsunami is independent, values freedom, and loathes being restricted by rules. This does not mean that Tsunami cannot realize when she needs help, however; she is usually willing to accept aid when needed. Towards those she loves, Tsunami is ferociously loyal and kind, even if she can be sarcastic or snappy at times. Tsunami tries her best to defend and understand her friends and is a generally fun-loving and friendly dragon. She doesn't tend to take things very seriously and could be described as outgoing or wild.
Especially since the showdown in the SkyWing Arena, in which she killed King Gill and only later realized that he was her father, Tsunami has developed a high standard for morality. She is less inclined to violence and typically prefers a peaceful solution above all else, as shown in The Lost Heir when she convinced Herring, Snail, and two other SeaWing guards to give her the keys to Clay's chains through words rather than brutality.
Tsunami was likely the "blue" dragon that Wren and Sky saw with four other dragons. Later in the story, she appears again, fighting Rowan, Cardinal, Cranberry, and Arbutus alongside Starflight in the SkyWing Arena. A little while after, she appears again, in Leaf's escape of the SkyKingdom.
Tsunami was brought to the Talons of Peace by a SeaWing named Webs, who had stolen her egg from The SeaWing Royal Hatchery after drugging the guards. Her egg was stolen because of its shade of deep blue described in the prophecy, and she was brought to a cave located in the Claws of the Clouds Mountains, where she lived for the first six years of her life. She grew up with resentment and anger towards the guardians about keeping them locked away in their "prison," and away from the world she and her friends had been longing to see and became rebellious. At the beginning of the book, she interfered in a fight between Clay and Kestrel, one of their caretakers, telling Kestrel to stop picking on Clay.
Eventually, she escaped with Clay through the river when they heard Morrowseer demand Glory's death, for being an unsuitable replacement for the unhatched SkyWing egg in the prophecy (however later in The Dark Secret Starflight mentions that he probably was angry because Glory, being a RainWing raised under harsh conditions would resist their expansion attempt into the Rainforest). Tsunami was chained to a rock column to keep her from preventing the murder of Glory because they were going to drown Glory and Tsunami could swim and save her along with her being able to fight the guardians better than any of the other dragonets. She sang the bar song about the prophecy, like she always did to irritate their guardians, but submitted when Kestrel threatened to chain up her mouth and Clay as well.
After Clay managed to escape down the underground river that ended with a waterfall leading into the Sky Kingdom, she broke free of the chains with the help of Sunny and Starflight's combined fire and rescued Clay from the 'white substance' (sulfur or sulfuric acid) in the underground river that began to dissolve his scales.
Escaping the chains had dislocated her wing joint when they came over a waterfall out of the mountain. Clay was able to catch her when he noticed that Tsunami was falling from the sky. After Clay forcibly fixed it by ramming into it, they crossed paths with a SkyWing who revealed herself to be Queen Scarlet, from whom they escaped after Tsunami impaled her tail in the vulnerable spot into the ground with a scavenger claw (human-made broadsword or greatsword). This later resulted in their capture and imprisonment in the cave, along with Kestrel and the rest of the dragonets. After that, they were taken to the SkyWing prison and got separated.
During their imprisonment above the SkyWing Arena, she proved to be very temperamental and would lash out at the SkyWing guards, particularly with her strong tail. Due to this, Tsunami was given extra chains to protect the guards. After Clay denounced her as "just one more SeaWing" in front of Queen Scarlet to protect her from the arena, he was forced to fight an IceWing named Fjord. In an effort to distract Fjord and save Clay's life, she willingly flung herself off her ledge/prison, nearly choking to death and dragging all the other nearby prisoners down with her. However, it gave Glory enough time to kill Fjord with her venom.
Tsunami was surprisingly cowed by Princess Burn. She was taken away after songs about the prophecy, and distrusted Peril, preferring to stay far away from her. Later, she was forced to fight and kill Gill, who, to her horror, was later discovered to be her father. Then she was forced to fight Starflight, and to Queen Scarlet's furious disapproval, they just proceeded to gently embrace each other. She and Starflight were then pitted against four scavengers, then some IceWings, only to be interrupted by Morrowseer, who saved Starflight after killing all of the IceWing prisoners.
She and the rest of the prophecy dragonets managed to escape with the aid of Peril, and they decided to search for their parents. After realizing Clay had unintentionally hurt Glory, she planned a trick to make him think she left for good and that Glory could watch his reaction, so she could realize that he hadn't meant it. When Glory and Clay returned from looking for his parents, they left for The Kingdom of the Sea to meet Tsunami's mother, Queen Coral, and her possible siblings.
After escaping from the SkyWing Palace, the dragonets sought refuge in a forest near the Kingdom of the Sea. They spotted a patrol of SkyWings flying overhead and were forced into hiding. Tsunami nearly killed a soldier (when she thought the SkyWing had seen Sunny and was about to bring in the rest of the patrol) who neared the dragonets, which angered the rest of the group. They then began to listen to Starflight's opinions more than Tsunami's, which made her think that her friends didn't want her to save them from danger and that they would rather have the NightWing as their leader instead.
Eager to meet her tribe and to get away from other dragons who didn't appreciate her, she dove into the ocean. There, she spots two SeaWings, later revealed to be Riptide and Nautilus, communicating using Aquatic, the SeaWings' underwater language. After puzzling about this, she waited for one of the SeaWings to leave before coming up to the other, "more handsome" one, who was Riptide. He attempted to communicate with her in Aquatic but failed, due to the fact that Tsunami had never learned Aquatic. When he flashes his stripes at her, she takes it as a test, flashing her stripes back at him. She randomly flashed he stripes semi-mirroring what he did. After he flashed her stripes at her a second time, the other SeaWing suddenly lunged at her.
Tsunami assumed he was trying to attack her and slashed at the SeaWing's snout. Eventually, she surfaced and flew back toward Clay and the others, hoping for some backup. However, after a bit of arguing when Riptide accused her of saying she liked him and has a lot of explaining to do, the other dragon introduced himself as Riptide and offered to take Tsunami and her friends to the Summer Palace. The group then ran into a patrol led by Commander Shark. The commander ordered his guards to kill the dragonets, but Tsunami quickly stopped them by ordering them, as the princess, not to kill them. She immediately became distrustful of Shark, and Riptide is amazed that she dared to contradict Shark.
When they finally made it to the Summer Palace, Queen Coral welcomed her with open wings, love, joy, and a little sister, Anemone, Tsunami didn't expect at all. Tsunami seemed to be jealous of her sister, Princess Anemone. It seemed Coral was slightly suspicious of the other dragonets. They were locked up in a cave, but she assured Tsunami that they would be safe, though she protested. Her mother introduced her to a young male SeaWing named Whirlpool, who was on her council. Tsunami immediately disliked Whirlpool, considering him boring, annoying, and ugly. Their conversation was interrupted by Moray, who reported that a dead dragon was found a few islands from The Summer Palace. It is revealed to be Kestrel. Tsunami deliberated about whether to tell her friends about their guardian's death.They headed to the underwater chambers below one of the waterfalls to sleep. Tsunami immediately went to sleep, and when she woke up, Queen Coral was still sleeping. She talked to Anemone, her little sister, for the first time and got to know her better. Because Tsunami didn't know Aquatic, they first headed into a nearby air pocket under the waterfall. Anemone explained what happened to Princess Orca, who challenged Queen Coral for her throne at the age of seven years. Queen Coral killed her accidentally in the end but dearly missed her. Anemone explains how terrible her life had been growing up, as she had been attached to Queen Coral at all times with a harness. Queen Coral then woke up and invited them to come with her to the pavilion to eat with the Council, where Tsunami accidentally embarrassed herself by eating when the queen has not given permission. A war party reported that the Sky Kingdom was trying to decide who should be the successor of Queen Scarlet. A possible candidate was Ruby, her eldest daughter. Tsunami revealed that they were in the Sky Kingdom not long ago. Queen Coral asked if they saw her husband, Gill, who went missing. Tsunami regretfully told her that Gill was dead, and discovers that he was her father. She didn't tell Coral she killed him unknowingly. The Council was dismissed so that Queen Coral could grieve.
Whirlpool found Tsunami and started her first lesson of Aquatic by making her recite a scroll, called The Tragedy Of Orca, written by her mother, Queen Coral. Frustrated, Tsunami stormed off, as she did not learn anything due to the flashes she copied from him completely out of her comprehension and her not knowing anything from the actual scroll. She searched for Riptide who then taught her a few basics of Aquatic.
When she returned to the Palace, someone or something attacked her in the tunnel and covered her face so she couldn't see. She distracted them by opening and closing her wings twice and flashing her stripes all at once. She then finds Queen Coral to tell her about the attack, however, the queen was more concerned about her eggs than finding out who had attacked her daughter. When they arrived at the hatchery, Queen Coral discovered one of her two eggs had been smashed. Coral blamed Tortoise, who was guarding the room but left to eat an octopus Shark offered to her. As a result, Tortoise was killed by Coral. Tsunami decided to protect the remaining egg, not realizing that meant she would be killed if anything happened to the egg. Using her limited Aquatic she said "I will protect" while holding Queen Coral's last heir.
She left the Deep Palace and met Riptide. She requested his help, and he agreed. They swam to the Summer Palace cavern to check on her friends. The cave was filled with water, and her friends had been neglected and chained up. Furious, Tsunami confronted the guards who had the key. Instead of attacking them, she convinced them to give her the key. She freed her friends and slept with them in a dry cave until the storm passed. Soon, they met Princess Blister and Queen Coral in the Summer Palace, who were hiding from the storm. While talking with Queen Coral, Blister accidentally revealed that she murdered Kestrel by saying her throat was slashed even though she wouldn't have known that. Tsunami discovered that Anemone was an animus, which runs in the royal family. Disobeying Whirlpool, Anemone refused to demonstrate her powers to Blister at first but eventually gave in. Blister noticed Webs spying on them in the canopy and threw him onto Tsunami. Queen Coral recognized him as the one who stole Tsunami's egg and refused his plea for mercy. Shortly afterward, she slammed her tail into his head and left him to fall. Tsunami saved him with the help of Clay. She realized later that Webs had saved her from Orca's sculpture by stealing her egg before the statue could smash it. After seeing Riptide injured, Tsunami bargained with Queen Coral to spare Riptide and Webs if she saved the last egg. Queen Coral refused to let Webs go, yet still reluctantly agreed to save Riptide.
Tsunami decided to wait in the Royal Hatchery for the egg to hatch. However, since she was also an heir, Orca's statue came alive and attacked her. Tsunami used a spear to stab the statue through the mouth and pin it into the ground. She went to grab the egg and when she got it, it hatched a small green dragonet who was soon named Auklet. She kicked open the door, and the statue went inactive, as it was enchanted only to kill when there was no one to see it. She found out that the statue was enchanted by her sister, Orca, who was secretly an animus. She then alerted her mother, who had the statue destroyed.
Blister encouraged the dragonets to choose her but the dragonets refused to do so until they got the entire picture. Blister convinced Queen Coral to throw them in her prison. Anemone arrived in the prison and used her animus magic to find out that Whirlpool was the one who had attacked Tsunami. Whirlpool revealed that he planned to kill Tsunami and marry Anemone, but since Blister planned to use her animus powers to win the war, she probably wouldn't survive, and he said that he had changed his mind to choose Auklet. Anemone used a spear to hit Whirlpool, who then fell into the electric eel moat. The eels then promptly shocked and killed him. Tsunami and her friends used this opportunity to jump through the waterfall and escape. They escaped just in time to see the SkyWings and the MudWings attack the Summer Palace. Tsunami and the others found and freed Riptide and Webs. They met Crocodile, who was revealed to be a traitor to the Talons of Peace. Glory spat her venom into her eyes, almost certainly kill her. However, Blister suddenly attacked and attempted to kill Webs by stabbing towards his heart with the venomous barb on her tail, but she missed and scratched his tail instead. The dragonets decided to go to the Rainforest Kingdom, to see if the RainWings knew how to cure SandWing poison and meet Glory's family.
The dragonets are traveling through the Mud Kingdom with Webs, and find two MudWing soldiers dead. Tsunami wanted to stop and investigate but was outvoted by the other dragonets. The MudWing soldiers had mentioned a monster that resides within the rainforest. They continue to the Rainforest Kingdom. However, all of them except Glory and Starflight are knocked unconscious with sleep darts by the RainWings. The RainWings take them to the village and insist that it is the best way to meet new visitors.
The dragonets soon wake up in the RainWing village, and Tsunami yells at Jambu for knocking them out. She then tells Sunny to stay still so she could kill and eat Silver (Glory's sloth) but Glory stops her, tells her that Silver was hers, and Tsunami asked her if she meant that Glory is going to eat the sloth. Glory tells her that Silver is her pet and not to make snide comments. Tsunami yells at Glory, saying, "Me? You're telling ME not to make snide comments?" then Clay and Sunny stop them from fighting.
She and the dragonets decide to meet with the current queen for advice on the Web's injury. Queen Magnificent advises them to ask the healers for advice, though it is unlikely they would be able to cure it, due to the RainWings' lack of knowledge about curing SandWing venom.
She and the dragonets go look for the monster who has been making several RainWings disappear. They find a strange, dark hole and Mangrove quickly leaps through it to try to find Orchid. The dragonets, along with Jambu, Glory's older brother, also come through the tunnel to find and bring back Mangrove.
They arrive in the Kingdom of Sand and head to the Ice Kingdom to see if Princess Blaze is holding the RainWings prisoner and to meet her. Soon, while Tsunami and the other dragonets are sleeping, Glory wanders off to investigate some smoke, disguised as an IceWing. She finds a NightWing named Deathbringer, who plans to kill her and most of her friends, the dragonets of the prophecy. She arrives back to warn the others, but she is still disguised as an IceWing and made Starflight jump up, and the other dragonets as well. Tsunami tells Glory severely that she nearly hit her with her tail, and Glory tells her that she nearly bit her snout when she was snoring. Then she and the dragonets finally decide that Jambu should accompany Glory to infiltrate Blaze's fortress to find Mangrove and (possibly) the prisoners. Glory, Jambu, and Mangrove bring back Blaze to meet the dragonets. Jambu and Mangrove head back to the Rainforest Kingdom. Suddenly, Deathbringer attempts to assassinate Blaze. He only scrapes her neck and injures Tsunami's wing but he is then chased away by the dragonets. Queen Glacier and some IceWings are seen arriving at their location. They leave for the tunnel, leaving Blaze for the IceWings to tend to her neck wound.
The dragonets arrive in the Rainforest Kingdom again and hear a dragon stamping in the undergrowth. Tsunami attempts to attack the dragon but is distracted by Deathbringer whistling the dragonets' song. Glory decides to use herself as bait once her friends have left to tell the others. The monster is revealed to be the NightWing tribe (when Glory gets captured by them), who captured RainWings and took them to their secret island home to research their venom. With the help of Clay and Deathbringer, Glory escapes with Kinkajou. They return to the rainforest and go to alert the others while Deathbringer stays behind.
After seeing that Queen Magnificent would not rescue the RainWings, Glory challenges to kill her for the throne. However, Handsome insists on following an old RainWing tradition, which is a series of RainWing competitions. Glory is forced to pick out her team when Magnificent states that Queen Exquisite, Queen Grandeur, Queen Dazzling, and Queen Fruit Bat are also queens and that they should participate as well. Glory selects Kinkajou, Jambu, Mangrove, and Tamarin for her team.
Glory ultimately wins the competition and becomes the new queen of the RainWings.
Starflight used a dreamvisitor to visit Tsunami's dream. There, he witnessed her having a nightmare about Anemone turning evil and killing their father. Glory had Tsunami train the RainWings for the upcoming war with the NightWings - a task made no easier by their lazy behavior. She was overjoyed when Starflight returned to the group and aided in freeing the RainWings from the NightWing island.
Tsunami first appeared bursting out of the tunnel to the volcano and yelling at everybody to back up as Clay hurriedly brings Starflight through. After Sunny was kidnapped, she is mentioned when Sunny notes that she couldn't hear Tsunami yelling orders anymore. She is later seen when the three NightWings use the Obsidian Mirror to spy on Glory, and she says that Sunny is way too cheerful to notice the prophecy was fake. This causes indignation from Sunny, who is automatically annoyed by her friends' lack of understanding. When Sunny returned from Burn's Stronghold and Jade Mountain, Tsunami was battle training some RainWings. Once Tsunami sees Sunny, she hugs her and yells at her for worrying her. Sunny explains where she had been in the healer's hut with Starflight, Clay, Glory, and Tsunami, telling of her entire adventure and eventually her official idea. Later, Tsunami comes with Sunny and Ochre to find the Talons of Peace in order to get through to Blister. Tsunami then meets Riptide again and he says he will be at the stronghold. She appears at the final showdown, being one of the dragons to hold down Clay as Peril burned out the poison. In the epilogue, she is seen discussing the idea of Jade Mountain Academy with her fellow dragonets, suggesting to invite Anemone and Auklet.
She is first seen when Moonwatcher arrives at the school with Secretkeeper, as Queen Coral, Princess Anemone, and Princess Auklet come by to drop Anemone off. This is when she first meets her brother, Prince Turtle, and is briefly angry with her mother for failing to mention his existence. She is delighted to see them and bustles them back into the cave. She is later seen in the meeting room for the Jade Winglet, and still has her leadership properties as in the first arc, as shown when she said she was the Head of the School. She then claimed that no one should argue with her, refusing Winter's request to a separate cave, and declared they go hunting. When the topic of NightWings was brought up, she mentally agreed with their negative statements but tried to avoid the conversation for the sake of Moon.
Tsunami accompanied Clay and Sunny when Queen Ruby came to collect Carnelian's body. When one of Ruby's guards accused Peril of killing Carnelian, Tsunami firmly states that it was a fire that killed Carnelian, not Peril, even though she doesn't "like Peril any more than you do." When Ex-Queen Scarlet threw the false Glory head at the dragonets, Tsunami's roar "should have flattened the mountains and ripped holes in the sky", and she shoots after Scarlet into the sky.
Later, as Turtle and Peril were talking with the Talons of Peace by the river, Turtle asked that if they encountered Tsunami on their search for Scarlet to inform her that it was not, in fact, Glory's head that was decapitated.
Tsunami has a conversation with Sunny, overheard by Turtle. They were talking about how Queen Thorn lost some prisoners (confirmed to be Fierceteeth and Strongwings). In it, she expresses that she doesn't like prophecies, finding them complicated, unnecessary, and most of all, overly cryptic and mysterious.
When it is revealed to the staff that Ostrich is missing, Tsunami begins ranting about how disastrous the school has gone, saying it shouldn't be so hard to sit in a classroom and learn. She yells at Qibli for running off with the rest of his Winglet, and when he defends himself, bringing up the prophecy, she refuses to listen. She argues that Qibli shouldn't leave school and no one should be allowed to. She quickly and eagerly agrees with the idea to message Darkstalker for help while Qibli runs off to find Ostrich. She was also given one of Qibli's earrings. Later on, it is revealed in the Obsidian Mirror that she was captured by an unknown dragon and was trapped somewhere. She was mentioned in the NightWing Palace dungeons where Qibli and Foeslayer had met, with Foeslayer confirming Tsunami's location in a cave somewhere in the rainforest and handing him a scrap of paper which had Tsunami's location written on it. Foeslayer said that she herself had intercepted the SeaWing dragonet on her way to the rainforest and also mentioned that Tsunami had been a bit 'shouty'. In the epilogue, she is mentioned to have been rescued and is back at Jade Mountain.
In the prologue, Qibli gets Tsunami and Turtle to meet up with Moon and Luna. Moon's prophecy is spoken, and Tsunami gets frustrated and says she wants nothing more to do with prophecies. Qibli then suggests that the two SeaWings can swim to Pantala.
She later appears in the epilogue alongside Turtle. They had finished swimming to Pantala. According to the decor, they had just arrived in the Poison Jungle. The two siblings almost got attacked by a large poisonous snake, but they were saved by Willow, a LeafWing (SapWing).
Tsunami and Turtle are residing in the SapWing village in Queen Sequoia 's residence when Sundew first encounters them. Turtle has become ill from drinking too much river water, but Tsunami is still alert and active and is apparently on friendly terms with Willow. Later, when the threat of the imminent HiveWing invasion is announced, Tsunami is present to hear Sequoia recall the Legend of the Hive; While Sundew, Cricket (with Bumblebee), Nettle, and Mandrake are sent to the Eye of the Jungle to find Hawthorn, Tsunami stays behind to recount everything she has learned about the current situation to her friends in Jade Mountain Academy, using a Dreamvisitor. Afterward, she also studied the Book of Clearsight with Turtle to see if they could find something on Pyrrhia but were unsuccessful. After Sundew and her friends return from the Eye of the jungle with Hawthorn, Hazel discovers a map by Clearsight that shows Pantala and Pyrrhia, as well as the islands between them. When the remaining LeafWings and SilkWings leave Pantala, she and Turtle go with them, guiding them to the islands on Clearsight's map as they make their way to Pyrrhia.
Clay is the MudWing Dragonet of Destiny. Tsunami thinks of him as a brother, as well as a very close friend. They are usually around each other. Clay attempted to break Tsunami and the other dragonets' eggs upon hatching to help them out of their shells. Since Clay could hold his breath for an hour, they went through the underground river to escape their Mountain home. Tsunami describes Clay and Sunny as being "the most trustworthy members of the group." She mentions once having a crush on him, saying that she always imagined she would date him because she had never met any other dragons, though it ended when she found out that he only saw her and the other dragonets as brothers and sisters. She is very close to Clay, and they work together due to a few of their similar abilities.
He is often hushed up by Tsunami because of his constant lecturing. In The Lost Heir, Tsunami is often annoyed when he tries to take command of the group. Tsunami and Starflight have known each other since they hatched, same as the other dragonets of destiny. In The Lost Heir, Tsunami states that she had a crush on Starflight before she found out he was a know-it-all and could be very annoying. She still appears to love him as a brother or a friend, as shown when she refused to kill him in the SkyWing arena.
Tsunami is shown to be constantly annoyed by Glory's mood and sarcasm. She describes Glory as the "least trustworthy". She calls her venom "magical death spit" (after Sunny called it that), much to Glory's annoyance. They often argue and Glory seems to always snap at her behaviors of "leap before you look". However, she and Glory have known each other since hatching, and are friends, often aiding each other. This is showed when Glory helps Tsunami formulate an escape plan, and also when Tsunami tricks Clay and Sunny into thinking that Glory left the brigade to go by herself.
Tsunami seems to think of Sunny as a little sister, being the last to hatch. She is concerned for the well-being of Sunny but, though she sometimes doesn't realize it, she underestimates her a lot. In "The Brightest Night", when Sunny used the obsidian mirror, Tsunami claimed Sunny would "get over the prophecy" and would "forget about it once she has something to distract her". Sunny says Tsunami never liked the prophecy anyway. Like the other dragonets, Tsunami has known Sunny since they hatched. Tsunami considers Sunny and Clay "the most trustworthy members of the group."
Tsunami was initially very wary and mistrusting of Peril because she killed so many dragons in such a horrible way through her firescales, not bothering to stand up against Scarlet and fighting back. When Peril tries to burn her chains, Tsunami is hesitant at first, telling her to go away instead. Clay talks to her and she reluctantly allows Peril to free her, accepting that it'd be the only solution in their current situation. When the dragonets are leaving the Sky Kingdom, Tsunami tells Clay and Peril to speed up the "touching good-bye". Tsunami has also been shown to consider Peril as a psycho. In The Brightest Night, when Peril saves Clay by burning out the poison, Tsunami is speechless yet grateful, though she does not verbally express it. However, when Clay suggests they invite Peril to their school, Tsunami gets worried about the idea. In Moon Rising, Tsunami suspected Peril of setting off the bomb that killed Carnelian and Bigtail before Sunny pointed out that was impossible. In Escaping Peril, Tsunami is still shown to lack trust towards the SkyWing, admitting to Ruby that she doesn't like her.
Tsunami was not very afraid of Kestrel during training, shown when Kestrel is beating Clay up, Tsunami bit Kestrel on the tail and told her to "stop picking on Clay." She seems to be the one that dislikes Kestrel the most, second only to Glory. She doesn't want to go back and save Kestrel but does anyway because of Clay's insistence. Tsunami still shows dislike towards her mentor when they are leaving the Sky Kingdom, taking a threatening step towards her before Kestrel flies away.
Queen Coral is the mother of Tsunami. While Tsunami mostly adores her mother, she often questions her ways of ruling and judgment and is sometimes even frightened by it. Tsunami believes that some of the queen's ways are scary and harsh, such as slaughtering her guards brutally and publicly to punish them.
King Gill was Tsunami's father, killed in the SkyWing arena by his own daughter. Tsunami snapped his neck in half, not knowing that he was her father until Queen Coral told her. However, King Gill's death was also indirectly caused by Queen Scarlet of the SkyWings, who took away his water for months dehydrating him and causing him to go insane. When she found out that they were related, she was overcome with guilt. In The Dark Secret, Tsunami is shown to dream about him.
Riptide was the first SeaWing that Tsunami met when she went into the ocean. She thought of him as handsome and even thought of marrying him instead of Whirlpool. He taught her some Aquatic at one point and saved her when she was being attacked by an unknown SeaWing (who was later revealed to be Whirlpool). When Queen Coral said and Blister claimed he couldn't be trusted because Webs was his father, she stood up for him. He later admitted that he had been working with the Talons of Peace. Tsunami was upset that Riptide lied to her, but Tsunami had already fallen for him. At the end of The Lost Heir, Riptide headed to help his fellow SeaWings fight. He reappears for a short time in The Brightest Night when Tsunami mentions that she wants to be mad at him, but couldn't because she was really happy to see him. In Winter Turning, Riptide asks Moon, "You must know Tsunami. How is she? Did she send you? Was there a message for me?" To which Moon replied, "She thinks about you all the time," and "She wants to hear from you." But Riptide feels that it would be better to wait for Tsunami to contact him instead. However, Tui recently confirmed that the two are dating and that they love each other very much. She was stated to have a flash of jealousy when Riptide looked at Glory in The Lost Heir.
Whirlpool attempts to teach Tsunami Aquatic, but proves to be a terrible teacher. (Shown in the graphic novel also, just showing her a chapter in Orca’s Tragedy, not even teaching her anything.) Queen Coral wishes for Whirlpool to be King of the SeaWings when Tsunami or Anemone is Queen. Tsunami hates Whirlpool, preferring Riptide over him. Whirlpool also tried to kill Tsunami because he did not want to marry her. This is proven when Anemone enchants a spear to find Tsunami's attacker using the animus powers that he "taught" her.
At first, Tsunami is disappointed that she has a sister, and thus, another heir to compete with. Later, though, Tsunami bonds with Anemone and they trust each other like friends. This is shown when Anemone aids the dragonets in their escape. Tsunami deeply worries about Anemone and hopes she doesn't lose her soul like other animus dragons and promises to end the war before her younger sister is forced to use her powers. When the war was over, Tsunami invited her over to their new school, Jade Mountain Academy. However, she thinks that Anenome might be a bit haughty to her other students.
Shark is Tsunami's uncle, but she hates him. Tsunami believed he was responsible for the death of the heirs, such as when he gave Tortoise a break from guarding the eggs, but she then found out that Orca's enchanted statue is the assassin. Shark is shown to not trust the dragonets of destiny, wanting to kill them. This enrages Tsunami, leading her to hate him even more. We may see more of him soon.
Not much is known about how Tsunami and Auklet get along, but it is noted by Clay that as Tsunami has the same snout as Auklet and was the one who saved her from the Orca Statue, they most likely have a positive relationship with each other. Tsunami thinks of Auklet as very dignified. When Coral dropped Anemone and Turtle at Jade Mountain Academy, it is shown that Auklet wants to attend as well, but is told she is not old enough.
Turtle is one of Tsunami's many, many, many, many brothers, one out of 32. Tsunami is surprised about this at first, but quickly grows to love her brother, saying that he is "probably the best of them," since he was the one who came to Jade Mountain Academy. Whenever she sees him, she seems to either be relieved or happy. The two of them swam to Pantala together in the epilogue of The Hive Queen.
Tsunami seems to slightly distrust Deathbringer, possibly because of the fact that he once threw a sharp disk through her wing. Despite this, she seems to have some respect for him even though she is not particularly fond of him and even once threatened to "knock him off the mountain". She rolled her eyes when she saw the look he gave Glory, possibly indicating that she doesn't approve of their relationship. However, Deathbringer helped the Dragonets of Destiny build Jade Mountain Academy. Also, Deathbringer constantly calls the dragonets his friends, although Glory, Sunny, and possibly Clay, are the only Dragonets that think of him as a friend. Tsunami and Starflight don't seem to have much of an opinion.
Tsunami and Turtle are saved by Willow from a large snake in the epilogue of The Hive Queen. When Willow commands the two not to move, Tsunami obeys instantly, seeming to acknowledge the 'note of authority' in the LeafWing's voice. As a dragon not keen on following orders, Tsunami's willingness to obey Willow may suggest that she respects her, or is perhaps afraid of her. In The Poison Jungle, Tsunami is seen to get along amicably with Willow, and apparently enjoys her frequent visits to the place where she and Turtle have been living since their rescue. The two are on close enough terms that Willow has no issue with calling Sundew her girlfriend in front of her.
Tsunami is not on the best of terms with Bumblebee, considering that Bumblebee has a mutual dislike of her. Tsunami had shot Bumblebee an amused look when Sundew told her to look after Bumblebee. Bumblebee most likely disliked Tsunami because of her facial expressions, because she had said "GROWLEFACE!" implying she didn't like Tsunami's face.
Family Tree Edit
|Commander Shark||Queen Coral||King Gill†|
|Princess Moray||Prince Fin||Prince Cerulean||Prince Turtle||Prince Octopus||28 Unnamed Sons|
|Princess Orca†||Princess Tsunami||Princess Anemone||Princess Auklet||11 deceased daughters|
"Stop picking on Clay, or I'll bite you again." - To Kestrel after she attacks Clay in battle training
"OH, THE DRAGONETS ARE COMING! THEY'RE COMING TO SAVE THE DAY! THEY'RE COMING TO FIGHT, FOR THEY KNOW WHAT'S RIGHT! THE DRAGONETS, HOORAY!" - To annoy Kestrel after being chained up
"General, can I take a nap? General, I need a papaya! General, my claws are tired! General, look, a butterfly! SOMEONE IS GETTING STABBED IN THE FACE IF YOU DON'T SHUT UP." - About the RainWings she's been assigned to train in evasive maneuvers
"Well, you're a handsome idiot." - To Clay, during their attempted escape in The Dragonet Prophecy, hinting that Peril liked him
"This is an outrage. How can you treat dragons this way? Especially us! We're the-" - To Queen Scarlet before being cut off by her
"Just another SeaWing! How dare you? You know I'm the best fighter!" - To Clay when he called her "just another SeaWing" to keep her out of the arena so he could go in
"Excuse me? You know we're right over here, right? Don't you want to hatch your evil plans somewhere more secretive?" - To Queen Scarlet and Burn before Scarlet's hatching day as they plotted what to do with the dragonets of destiny
"You are a delusional squid-brain!" - To Riptide when they first met in The Lost Heir
"You'd better learn some respect, squid-brain. We're the dragonets of destiny." - To the SeaWing who called her a traitor
"Arrogant blowfish-head." - About Shark
"I know you don't trust MudWings. I know you obey Shark in everything. But we're talking about the end of the war. You thought nothing you ever did could bring peace or save the dragons you care about, but right now you can make all the difference. Just give me the key." - To Snail, Herring, Kelp, and Flounder
"I will protect." - To Queen Coral in Aquatic, about protecting Auklet's egg, in The Lost Heir
"Kestrel will be sorry one day, when I'm queen of the SeaWings." - Ranting to Clay after a training session
"Really? "How about me? Can I be queen? I'm originally a princess, you know. And I'm really good at telling dragons what to do." - To Jambu, The Hidden Kingdom
"This is so unfair. This was supposed to be my story. Stupid SeaWings, already having a decent queen." - After Glory became queen of the RainWings in The Hidden Kingdom
"Pay attention! Leave that toucan alone! Why are you pink? Stop being pink! THREE MOONS, ARE YOU EATING AGAIN?!" - To the RainWings being trained in evasive maneuvers
"Hey, sparkling teeth, I totally love three of your claws but not the others, and I wish your nose was a herring so I could eat it, and also your wings sound like sharks snoring" - To Riptide, not understanding Aquatic
"Checking on the NightWing camp. She is kind of awesome with them. All scary and tough and royal, like a real queen. Do not tell her I said that." - To Sunny about Glory
"Where have you BEEN? Do you know how WORRIED we've been? How could you DO that to us? I was so sure that the NightWings did something to you that I nearly threw them all back to the volcano! We've had search parties out every day, but not ONE SIGN of you ANYWHERE! Not even Deathbringer, well, he said he smelled you over to the west, but who trusts him, NOT ME IS WHO. I haven't slept in days, Sunny! DAYS!" - To Sunny, after she returns after being kidnapped in The Brightest Night
"This is awesome. I'm so excited. Going to see my very favorite dragons in all of Pyrrhia." - To Sunny about going to see the Talons of Peace
"I can be sarcastic too! She doesn't get to be the queen of everything." - About Glory in reply to a comment on Glory being the Queen of Sarcasm from Sunny
"If he's with the Talons, he should know that I don't understand Aquatic since he was probably one of the squid-heads who made the decision not to teach it to me. Maybe I should go over there and thump him and then pretend I misunderstood what he was saying." - About Nautilus
"I BEG YOUR PARDON, I can be VERY diplomatic WHEN I WANT TO." - When deciding who should dreamvisit Blaze
"Who wants to go hunting? I know I do! Great idea, Tsunami! No arguing with the Head of School; off we go!" - When breaking up a fight in Moon Rising about NightWing powers
"Well, except she didn't tell me about the stealth RainWing bodyguards she put on me. That was pretty hilarious. Everyone should suddenly have the air turn into seven bright purple dragons yelling hysterically every time she gets attacked." - When Starflight, Fatespeaker, and Flame were "captured" by RainWings
"She's trying to destroy this great thing we're building and we won't let her." - Talking about how Queen Scarlet must have set the bomb in Moon Rising
"By all the moons, Sunny, look--a student from the Jade Winglet is actually HERE! At SCHOOL, where they're SUPPOSED to be! What a glorious honor. Is it my hatching day? Or am I hallucinating?" - Upon seeing Turtle, in Talons of Power
"I can make a stab at comforting! Let me try... um.... hey, it's only two dragons, right? Ah, they won't be able to do anything. Deathbringer will totally stop them if they go anywhere near her. I mean, that is his entire purpose in life, as far as I can tell. And if they kill him, Glory will take them down with her magical death spit. So don't worry, pat pat pat."
"No! No prophecies, LA LA LA FATE IS STUPID." - To Qibli, when he tries to explain the Jade Mountain Prophecy
"I SAID WHO ARE YOU? You coward! Show yourself! What do you want with me? LET ME OUT OF HERE! My friends are heroes, you know! YOU'LL BE SORRY FOR THIS!" - As heard through the Obsidian Mirror by Qibli, Winter and Thorn
"Clay, stop, STOP IT. Stop dying RIGHT NOW." - To Clay when he gets bitten by a dragonbite viper in The Brightest Night
"I should visit new continents more often, [...] I wish everyone was that excited to see me!" -Thinking out loud about Cricket's reaction to her
"Yes, she's all right, [...] She washed ashore on our continent. She's the reason we're here-- she says you all need help. She asked us to look for Swordtail and Blue to tell them she's OK." -To Swordtail about Luna
"Sappy, [...] but that's basically what Luna said, too." -To Swordtail
"I can see a future, [...] One where it takes me the next three years to answer all your questions." -Sarcastically to Cricket
"True, [...] I also wouldn't have eaten that thing this morning that looked like a slug and turned out to be a slug." -To Sundew
"Arrrrgh, FINE, but I'm still Head of School. Yeah, tell him hugs to him, too, and no, the cows are not bigger and more delicious over here. BYE." -To Clay via the dreamvisitor in The Poison Jungle (Book)
"We swam, SeaWings can breathe underwater. So we'd swim until we got tired, take a nap at the bottom of the sea, eat some fish, and then keep going. It felt like heading off to the edge of the world. For most of the trip, we couldn't see any land in any direction- maybe an island in the distance unless we were hallucinating those. But we were trying to stay on a course due west, following the stars if my brother has any idea what he's talking about. It took us about four days of almost nonstop swimming, but I bet I could have done it in three by myself. I'm not sure if Turtle is really sick or just still recovering from all that exercise." - To the Leafwings, explaining how she and Turtle got to Pantala
"Welcome to the Summer Palace! It's where we take all of the less aquatically-inclined visitors of the Kingdom of the Sea, also known as the best kingdom." -When encounted by a player on HomeBase
"Of course I'm the lost SeaWing princess! With my diplomacy and leadership skills, I'm a natural born ruler."
"I've been practicing my Aquatic. It's a hard language, but I'm already very good at it. I'm enjoying my break from the Jade Mountain Academy. It would be nice if the students could stay in the school for more than five minutes!" -When asked "What's up?" by a player on HomeBase
"I'm Princess Tsunami. I helped found the Jade Mountain Academy with the other dragonets of destiny. Because of my amazing leadership abilities, I'm the Head of School. I'm also a highly skilled fighter, even better than Riptide." -When asked "Who are you?" by a player on HomeBase
"This is the Wings of Fire Island. You're visiting the Summer Palace in the SeaWing Kingdom. Visit my friends Glory in the RainWing Kingdom and Qibli in the Kingdom of Sand. You can explore the different kingdoms for fun games to play. Learn more about the Wings of Fire books by visiting the Book Podium." -When asked "What's happening on this island?" by a player on HomeBase
- A tsunami is a large, dangerous ocean wave that often occurs after an earthquake or volcanic eruption.
- The word "tsunami" comes from the Japanese words Tsu and Nami, meaning "harbor wave".
- Although in the books it says Tsunami has a spiral glow pattern on her wings, it is not illustrated on the cover of The Lost Heir. This may be because Tsunami did not light up her wings, or else Joy Ang's mistake.
- In Talons of Power (among other books), Tsunami is described as being deep blue (similar to her egg), but on the cover of The Lost Heir, she has dark to light turquoise scales.
- Tsunami is stated to have a terrible, croaky singing voice.
- It is hinted that Tsunami may be tone-deaf, according to Starflight's comment in The Dragonet Prophecy as she sang a bar song as loudly and off-tune as she could.
- Even though The Dragonet Prophecy and The Lost Heir show that Tsunami has translucent, green eyes on the cover of The Lost Heir, she has bluish-white eyes, which is probably just a minor mistake or perhaps an effect of the underwater light.
- Even though the guide shows SeaWings with having square-shaped stripes on their underscales, the cover shows them as ovals. However, the shape of the stripes could vary from dragon to dragon.
- She is shown to like her name because it is fierce and scary. She also likes Riptide's name for the same reason.
- In The Hidden Kingdom, Tsunami's wingtip was sliced, and it is unknown if this left a scar or not.
- Tsunami states that she used to have "fleeting crushes" on Starflight and Clay when she was younger, but she quickly grew out of it since Starflight was too annoying and Clay treated the other Dragonets of Destiny like brothers and sisters.
- On the cover of The Lost Heir, Tsunami has a regular tongue; however, it states that Queen Coral has a forked tongue. It is unknown if this is somewhat genetic or just a mistake.
- In The Dragonet Prophecy (Graphic Novel), Tsunami's royal SeaWing patterns are missing. However, in The Lost Heir (Graphic Novel) the pattern is shown on her wings, although they are very small.
- Despite her aggressive nature, she has only ever killed a single dragon, that being her father, Gill, when she was forced to fight in Scarlet's battle arena.
- Tsunami is one of the five dragons whose description does not match their appearance shown on the book cover, the other four being Blue, Qibli, Clay, and Anemone.
- Tsunami is the first royal protagonist to lead a book, the second being Queen Glory, the third being Princess Sunny, the fourth being Ex-Prince Winter, the fifth being Prince Turtle, and finally the sixth being Queen Snowfall.
- She is also one of three royal SeaWings to lead a book, the others being Turtle and Fathom, as well as all three of them being the only SeaWing protagonists in the series so far.
- Of the Dragonets of Destiny, she is the first of three to find out she is a princess, the second being Queen Glory and the third Princess Sunny.
- Tsunami's scales are not completely identical to Queen Coral's, as her mothers are darker and sharper.
- Tsunami has appeared on the most covers; twice on The Dragonet Prophecy (Graphic Novel), twice on The Lost Heir (Graphic Novel), once on The Dragonet Prophecy and then once on The Lost Heir.
- Like Sunny, Tsunami apparently has very distant IceWing heritage, as she is a descendant of Albatross, who is confirmed to have been part IceWing (hence his animus powers).
- Tsunami has appeared in eleven of the books in the main series (The Dragonet Prophecy, The Lost Heir, The Hidden Kingdom, The Dark Secret, The Brightest Night, Moon Rising, Escaping Peril, Talons of Power, Darkness of Dragons, The Hive Queen, and The Poison Jungle), and has been mentioned in one (Winter Turning), giving her the most appearances in the main series.
- Tsunami is the most mentioned character in the Wings of Fire series, followed by Glory and Qibli.
- ↑ Talons of Power, prologue
- ↑ The Dragonet Prophecy, page 9
- ↑ The Dragonet Prophecy, page 274
- ↑ The Hidden Kingdom, page 57
- ↑ The Lost Heir, page ? (Chapter 14)
- ↑ The Lost Heir, page ? (Chapter 4)
Present: Abalone • Flounder • Herring • Herring's Brother • Kelp • Lagoon • Nautilus • Pearl • Piranha • Riptide • Snapper • Squid • Tempest • Tortoise • Urchin • Webs • Whirlpool