"We'll be more cautious in the future. We'll find a dragon we can truly trust and respect, and then we'll have a reason to be loyal. I believe that dragon exists. You'll see."
— Six-Claws to Dune and Kindle, Deserter

Six-Claws is an adult male SandWing who was introduced in The Brightest Night. Formerly an Outclaw, he is one of Queen Thorn's most loyal supporters. Before joining the Outclaws, he was a high-ranking general in Burn's army. He is currently in a relationship with Kindle and resides in the SandWing stronghold.


Six-Claws has light yellowish-brown scales[1] and large wings.[2] His side is marked with old scars, and he has six claws on each foreleg, instead of the usual five like most dragons,[3] hence the name, Six-Claws.


Six-Claws is a very loyal soldier and is one of the few dragons Thorn is capable of putting her complete trust into. He is very kind and treats Sunny like a family member and Thorn as his leader. He loves his daughter, a dragonet named Ostrich, dearly, and had also loved his family. He is gruff and firm, but also loving and protective. He is witty, similar to Qibli, and can figure things out somewhat quickly. He appears to have a sense of humor as well as common sense as to getting out of Burn's army before he got himself killed. Six-Claws seems very attentive, as he can spot Sunny while she is hiding in the sand. He doesn't like sitting still for long, calling it "torture."[4]


The Dragonet Prophecy

The Brightest Night
Six-Claws escorted Sunny when she came to the Scorpion Den and brought her before Thorn. He laughed when Sunny said, "oh, your parents were feeling creative." Sunny considered the possibility that he might be her father, because of his six claws and her lack of SandWing tail barb, but then she supposed that she was only desperate to discover who her parents were.

Once Thorn left to deal with a fire, Addax approached Six-Claws with his daughter, Ostrich, and forced him to choose between saving his daughter or following orders. Sunny willingly went with Addax to spare Six-Claws the choice and told him to lie to her mother about why she left. The next day, Addax allowed Ostrich to return to her father.

Once Ostrich was returned, Six-Claws told Thorn about Sunny's abduction and participated in the Outclaws' assault on Burn's stronghold. Near the end of the battle, he refused to retreat with the rest of the Outclaws until he was sure Thorn and Sunny escaped. At Burn's stronghold, he and Qibli were seen bowing to Queen Thorn.

The Jade Mountain Prophecy

Moon Rising
After the fire in the history cave, Moon heard Sunny think about a six-clawed dragon to take home some dragonets at Jade Mountain Academy. Later, after Icicle almost rips off Qibli's earring, he winces and thinks that Six-Claws thought it was idiotic to get the earring.
Winter Turning
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Darkness of Dragons
Six-Claws was mostly mentioned by name throughout the book. He appeared when Queen Thorn's stronghold was damaged by Qibli, who sent a sandstorm on it with the weather bracelets. Afterward, Six-Claws and his daughter Ostrich helped distribute Qibli's earrings amongst the tribe, trying to find survivors still outside from the sandstorm, and escort Onyx from the stronghold. Six-Claws returned afterward in the epilogue, helping repair the damaged parts of the stronghold.


While Wren was inside Burn's stronghold, Six-Claws was fighting SandWings outside.


Fierceteeth threatened to tell on Saguaro about her unknown plan to Six-Claws, who is still loyal to Thorn. Six-Claws was one of Thorn's most trusted guards.
Six-Claws, a general for Princess Burn at the time, was the next dragon Deathbringer was assigned to kill. However, Deathbringer decided he would not kill him but convinced him to leave Burn's side of the war.
Six-Claws was a dragonet about five-years-old. He and his family were loyal subjects of Queen Oasis, and he remarked to his parents that no one would want to kill her because she was the best queen ever.

Smolder came to Six-Claws, asking if he could deal with young Blister and Princess Burn, who seemed to be plotting something. Six-Claws quickly realized that it must involve Blaze, who they soon realize was missing. Six-Claws does not find the princess at first but met a four-year-old SandWing, Dune, who advised on where to find her — the royal treasury, because of her treasure obsession. However, before the two dragons check the treasury, they saw Blaze out in the middle of a sandstorm. Six-Claws told Dune to get help and flew over to protect the princess. He told her to come back to the palace, and she refused, saying that she needed to find her crown. Six-Claws flew her back into the palace, rescuing her from certain death. Char thanked Six-Claws for saving his daughter, while simultaneously scolding Blaze for her rude comment directed towards his six claws. Char invited Six-Claws and Dune to become part of the army. They accepted and stayed in the army, which was where they remained for a while.

Six-Claws and Dune, along with Scald and Singe, were attempting to comfort Smolder after the disappearance of his girlfriend, Palm. They heard chaos and roaring outside, and excited to find that Oasis was dead, and there was no sign of the killer. Six-Claws sided with Burn because his mother did, and Dune followed his lead.

After around twelve years, Six-Claws and his troops were shown returning from a battle on the search for Blaze. They met up with Burn, who told Six-Claws that he needed to move all his troops into the Mud Kingdom. An argument ensued, as Six-Claws believed it was impractical. Though unnamed, Deathbringer appeared in the shadows and told him to abandon his position as general, as Burn was too cruel to win the War. In an attempt to force him to work with her, Burn ripped one of Dune's already damaged wings, disabling him. Six-Claws escaped to the Outclaws, along with Dune and Kindle, a nurse in the army, and the mother of his daughter, Ostrich.



Six-Claws once had great respect for Burn and worked in her army for twelve years. However, their relationship was strained after he argued against her orders, in which he realized it was unsafe for him to stay. He escaped alongside Kindle and a badly-injured Dune to the Outclaws. Before she died, Burn wanted Six-Claws' talons to put on display in the Weirdling Tower if he ever died in battle.


Six-Claws and Dune were great friends since dragonethood; this came from when young Six-Claws went searching for Princess Blaze and Dune tagged along. Since then, the two dragons have been close friends that did many things together. Dune told Six-Claws that one day he wished to be a soldier instead of a dragonet caretaker, to which King Char soon agreed to accepting the two loyal SandWings into the army.

Many years later, Dune and Six-Claws joined Burn's army. When Dune was injured by frostbreath, Six-Claws was worried about his physical state more than the war. Six-Claws was even more horrified when Burn badly injured his friend for his own mistake, causing him to leave Burn's army in search of safety.


Six-Claws loves his partner and devotes himself to protect her, as they fled during the war to avoid Burn's wrath. He describes her as calm and efficient, the qualities which he liked in her. They are currently raising a daughter together.


Six-Claws loves his daughter dearly and is also protective of her. He was quick to rescue her when she was taken hostage by Onyx. He also is very encouraging to his daughter as shown when they were digging through the sand to find Smolder and Onyx.


Six-Claws went on many missions with Smolder, but it is said that they didn't talk much. Smolder talks to him about why he thinks Burn and Blister are planning something. Smolder called Six-Claws "strong and sensible."[4]


He is respectful of Sunny and treated her like a family member upon meeting her. Sunny once thought that Six-Claws might be her father and Ostrich might be her half-sister.


Six-Claws is very loyal to Thorn and is one of the few dragons Thorn trusts. They are on good terms. He is currently her top general.

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"We'll be more cautious in the future. We'll find a dragon we can truly trust and respect, and then we'll have a reason to be loyal. I believe that dragon exists. You'll see."
― to Dune and Kindle (Deserter)

"We've only been looking for a few weeks."
― to Burn, about Blaze (Deserter)

"Because you never leave dragonets in danger."
― to Dune (Deserter)

"I take orders from Thorn and no one else."
― to Addax (The Brightest Night, page 82)

"You're to come before the Outclaws as well. Thorn wants to know why you're following those scumdwellers."
― to Sunny about Fierceteeth, Preyhunter, and Strongwings (The Brightest Night, page 53)

"We didn't find the viper yet, but we've contained the fire, for the most part. And nobody was bitten, so far. So we're either very lucky or quite unlucky if there really is a viper out there. Thanks for asking."
― to Sunny (The Brightest Night, page 81)

"Back into her army? Why would you want that? You could be safe here. The war never comes to the Scorpion Den."
― to Addax, about Burn's army (The Brightest Night, page 83)

"Ostrich. Don't be scared. I won't let them hurt you."
― to Ostrich (The Brightest Night, page 82)


  • Six-Claws has polydactylism, which is a congenital physical anomaly in which an individual has more fingers/toes than normal.
  • Burn stated she wanted to hang Six-Claws's talons up on a wall after he died, wanting to add them to the Weirdling Tower.[4]
  • Six-Claws stated that after he told another dragon his name, they would automatically look down at his talons to see if he actually had six claws on each talon.[4]




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

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