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"On a break, sir. One day I will inherit all of this, both my brothers will be dead, and everyone will come crawling before me the way they crawl before Grandfather."
— Rattlesnake to Qibli and Ostrich, Darkness of Dragons

Rattlesnake is a female SandWing who was introduced in Darkness of Dragons. She is a member of the Talons of Power, and her last known location was the Scorpion Den.


Rattlesnake is hulking,[1] muscular,[2] large,[3] and burly.[4] She wears a black hood and a golden medallion etched with the image of a vulture,[5] and she has five dragon skull tattoos trailing from her head like a long, morbid earring.[6] Either she or Sirocco look a lot like Qibli.[7]


Rattlesnake is often cruel, malevolently delighted, and speaks in a menacing singsong. She enjoys violence[6] and is menacing.[8]


The Dragonet Prophecy

The Brightest Night

When Sunny asked whether Thorn was Qibli's family, he said Thorn saved him from his original family, indirectly mentioning Rattlesnake.

The Jade Mountain Prophecy

Moon Rising

Moon had a vision about Qibli fighting Rattlesnake and Sirocco, with Vulture glowering at him as well. Qibli was shouting, "Where is she?" at the sneering faces of his siblings. It is later discovered that he was referring to his mother, Cobra.

Winter Turning

Qibli mentioned that he had a sinister older sister, just as Winter had Icicle.

Escaping Peril

Rattlesnake, alongside Sirocco, was one of the dragons who Turtle thought looked like Qibli. She was arguing with a SkyWing over dragonflame cacti prices while Turtle and Peril were in Possibility.

Talons of Power

A group of dragons, most likely including Rattlesnake and Sirocco, terrified some SandWings by setting off some dragonflame cacti.

Darkness of Dragons

Rattlesnake was one of the dragons who apprehended Winter and Qibli at her old home. Later, Cobra attempted to kill Rattlesnake and Sirocco, saying that Qibli was her only dragonet (an act to gain his trust). Qibli stopped her from killing his siblings, and Winter knocked Rattlesnake unconscious, leaving her and Sirocco behind in the compound.



Cobra did not pay much attention to Rattlesnake, and did not care much what she did. She often spoke harshly towards her.[9]


Alongside Sirocco, Rattlesnake threw Qibli into walls, trapped his tail in doors, or buried him in sand.[9]


Rattlesnake views Sirocco as an embarrassment, and resents him because she believes he makes her look stupid in front of Vulture.[8]

Family Tree



"Or you can put up a fight. We don't mind. I like fighting shiny things."
― to Qibli and Winter (Darkness of Dragons, page 75)

"Let's just say she hasn't exactly been the same since you abandoned us."
― to Qibli, about Cobra (Darkness of Dragons, page 76)

"You are such an embarrassment, that's why Grandfather thinks we're both stupid; because all he can see is you and your big empty head!"
― to Sirocco (Darkness of Dragons, page 125)

"Why aren't you on patrol? Don't you know the compound is on lockdown tonight?"
― to Qibli and Ostrich (Darkness of Dragons, page 125)

"On a break sir. One day I will inherit all of this, both my brothers will be dead, and everyone will come crawling before me the way they crawl before Grandfather."
― to Qibli and Ostrich (Darkness of Dragons, page 125)


  1. Darkness of Dragons, page 124
  2. Darkness of Dragons, page 7
  3. Moon Rising, page 52
  4. Escaping Peril, page 99
  5. Moon Rising, page 104
  6. 6.0 6.1 Darkness of Dragons, page 75
  7. Moon Rising, page 98
  8. 8.0 8.1 Darkness of Dragons, page 125
  9. 9.0 9.1 Darkness of Dragons, page 6


Present: ThornOasis
Historical: Scorpion



Jade Mountain


Other Dragons

Present: AddaxAgaveArmadilloCamelCapybaraCereusCobraDuneHorizonJerboa IIIKindleMeerkatNeedleOcotilloOstrichPalmParchPrickleQuicksandRattlesnakeSaguaroSandstormSiroccoSix-ClawsTawnyTorchViperVulture
Historical: JerboaJerboa II




Blaze's fortressBlister's hideoutGreat Five-Tail RiverJerboa III's hutNorth BeachPossibilitySandWing strongholdScorpion Den


OutclawsTalons of PowerWar of SandWing Succession