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"I am concerned about our defenses. The intruders in our midst are a danger to us. We have no idea whether they might have led others to our palace, or what they might be planning."
— Shark to Coral about the dragonets of destiny, The Lost Heir

Shark is an adult male SeaWing who was introduced in The Lost Heir. He is the commander for the Kingdom of the Sea, and member of the SeaWing Council. He currently resides in the Deep Palace.

Appearance

Shark has dull gray-green scales, similar in appearance to a stone where moss has been scraped away. He has tiny, bone-pale, unblinking eyes[2] that have been described as pale reflecting pools that hide his thoughts.[3] They also have been described as unsettling[4] and malicious.[5] He has a knobbly, protruding forehead and horns that twist strangely towards one another.[2] He has been noted to lack any battle scars[4] and looks similar to his daughter, Moray.[6] Tsunami describes him as having a skeptical, arrogant expression.[4] He has the royal scale pattern under his wings.[7]

Personality

Shark is generally a militaristic, curt, and intimidating dragon. In The Lost Heir, Shark argued with Coral on various occasions, so it can be inferred that Shark is also quite stubborn, courageous, and fairly outspoken about his opinions, even towards figures of authority. By nature, he is highly suspicious, shrewd, and a practical, logistic thinker. Turtle considers him to be unfriendly.[8] Despite being rude and aggressive, Shark is seemingly loyal towards Coral and his job as a military commander. He may also secretly be compassionate, as he took pity on the half-starved Tortoise and gave her an octopus to eat while she was in charge of guarding the Royal SeaWing Hatchery. Most dragons are generally respectful and obedient towards him, likely a result of his serious, unreadable, and intimidating demeanor.

Biography

The Dragonet Prophecy

The Lost Heir
Shark was at the head of the advance guard to confront Riptide and the dragonets of destiny as they approached the Summer Palace. After Riptide claimed that he had found Tsunami, the SeaWing tribe's alleged missing princess, Shark was skeptical. After Tsunami presented her spiral wing markings, undoubtedly marking her as SeaWing royalty, Shark reluctantly accepted that she was a princess and ordered his troops to bring Tsunami to the palace and to kill Clay, Glory, Starflight, and Sunny. Tsunami protested, and Shark eventually signaled for his guard to stand aside, leaving Tsunami's companions unharmed.

Shark led the dragonets, Riptide, and Tsunami to the Summer Palace. Shark stood silently on one of the spirals of a pillar while Tsunami introduced herself to a portion of the SeaWing tribe. He then joined Tsunami and her companions, along with Anemone, Coral, and nine other SeaWings on the royal pavilion. He stood aside as seven of them ushered the dragonets into a prison cave on Coral's orders. Anemone, Coral, Moray, Piranha, Riptide, Shark, and Tsunami then swam to the border of the Summer Palace in order to investigate the dead body of an unknown SkyWing (later revealed to be Kestrel). After flying back to the palace, Coral and a few Council members (one of whom was likely Shark) conducted a war meeting.

The next morning, Shark was observed sitting in a pool labeled 'DEFENSE' during a Council meeting. After a time of eating in silence, Shark reported to Coral that he was concerned about the palace defenses, accusing the dragonets to be a danger in their midst. When Tsunami confessed that Gill was killed in the SkyWing arena, she felt as if Shark had guessed the truth, and he knew that the actual cause of Gill's death was Tsunami herself, who was forced to combat him while she was imprisoned in the Sky Kingdom. Coral then disbanded the council meeting so she could grieve for her deceased husband.

Coral mentioned that she had sent Shark to the Deep Palace after that morning's council meeting in order to check on Tortoise and her eggs. After discovering that one of her eggs had been smashed, however, she punished Tortoise by yanking out all of her teeth one by one and then fatally stabbing her through the belly. Before Tortoise died, she pointed at Shark amongst the spectating crowd, Coral afterward having a heated discussion with him in Aquatic. Later, it was revealed by Anemone that, according to Tortoise, Shark had brought Tortoise an octopus to eat and granted her permission to leave her post.

Later, when Tsunami asked Flounder, Herring, Kelp, and Snail for a key to Clay's chains, they protested, mentioning that Shark had given them orders to keep him imprisoned within the cave. Tsunami eventually convinced them through discussion and a promise to keep each of their families safe if she ever became the SeaWing queen.

Next morning, in front of Blister, her SandWing guards, and several members of the SeaWing tribe, Tsunami loudly accused Shark of giving his soldiers orders to chain Clay; aware that she was being watched, Coral had no choice but to order Shark into the underwater dungeons. Shark didn't protest, only snarling at the guards who approached him and giving Tsunami a look of hatred before swimming towards the prison himself.

Shark was not imprisoned for long, however, and was later seen leading the defense against enemy SandWing and SkyWing soldiers during the attack on the Summer Palace. He lived through the battle, later fleeing to the Deep Palace with the other surviving SeaWings.

The Jade Mountain Prophecy

Talons of Power
Shark was mentioned multiple times throughout the book. Anemone said she thought about turning him bright pink and making all his teeth fall out. Later, Turtle thought about Anemone's suggestion again. Turtle remembered him in his flashback. He was on the beach, pacing and glowering at everyone.

Family Tree

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SharkCoralGill
MorayFinCeruleanTurtleOctopus28 Dragons
3 DragonsOrcaTsunamiAnemoneAuklet


Quotes

"Riptide, […] What are you dragging home now?"
― to Riptide taking Tsunami to the palace (The Lost Heir, page 50-51)

"Oh, really? […] You, Riptide? Of all dragons? What an unusual coincidence."
― to Riptide about finding the lost princess (The Lost Heir, page 51)

"Very well. […] Kill the other four and bring her."
― about taking Tsunami to the palace (The Lost Heir, page 52)

"I am concerned about our defenses, […] The intruders in our midst are a danger to us. We have no idea whether they might have led others to our palace, or what they might be planning."
― to Queen Coral about the dragonets of destiny (The Lost Heir, page 112)

Trivia

  • Riptide mentioned that Shark is the only dragon brave enough to argue against Blister and Coral.[5]

Gallery

References

  1. Talons of Power, prologue
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Lost Heir, page 50
  3. The Lost Heir, page 53
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 The Lost Heir, page 51
  5. 5.0 5.1 The Lost Heir, page 71
  6. The Lost Heir, page 93
  7. The Lost Heir, page 52
  8. Talons of Power, page 156


SeaWings
Queens

Present: Coral
Historical: LagoonPearl

Royalty
(Present)

AnemoneAukletCeruleanFinGillMorayOctopusOrcaSharkTsunamiTurtle

Royalty
(Historical)

AlbatrossClearpoolCowrieCurrentEelFathomHumpbackMantaReefRippleSapphireScallopSplash

Jade Mountain

TsunamiTurtleAnemonePikeBarracudaSnail

Other Dragons

Present: AbaloneFlounderHerringKelpLagoonNautilusPearlPiranhaRiptideSnailSnapperSquidTempestTortoiseUrchinWebsWhirlpool
Historical: DropletIndigoLionfishWharf

Hybrids

Typhoon

Kingdom

Bay of a Thousand ScalesDeep PalaceIsland PalaceSummer Palace

Society

AquaticRoyal SeaWing MassacreSeaWing CouncilTalons of Power ceremony