Starflight is a young male NightWing and the main protagonist of The Dark Secret. He is one of the five Dragonets of Destiny and one of the five founders of the Jade Mountain Academy. After being caught in a volcano explosion in the conclusion of The Dark Secret, Starflight was permanently blinded. He may be in a relationship with Fatespeaker and is currently working as Jade Mountain Academy's head librarian.
Starflight has midnight-black scales and shiny pale silver underscales like most NightWings. Tui T. Sutherland confirmed he has dark green eyes; however, on the cover of The Dark Secret, he is shown with bright amber eyes. This is most likely because of the lava reflecting off of them, although it could be a mistake on the artist's part. The silver scales on the underside of his wings spray outward like a splash of water, as stated by Mastermind, and are unlike Morrowseer's, whose scales curl inward like a snail shell. His jawline is said to be genetically dominant from Mastermind, and he is similar in appearance to his father. Starflight's eyes were permanently damaged by the volcanic eruption in the Night Kingdom that killed Morrowseer, and wears a blindfold because of it. He is also described by Clay in The Dragonet Prophecy to have some dark bluish-purple colors in his scales. Starflight is shown to be smaller than all the rest of the dragonets, with the exception of Sunny, in the graphic novel.
Starflight has a great love for learning and reading; even though he is now blind, he still loves to read. He is super smart, even sometimes being a know-it-all, and he tends to take learning and studying very seriously, unlike the other Dragonets of Destiny. In The Dragonet Prophecy, Starflight was said to read a scroll titled Tales of the NightWings whenever he was stressed or upset. Although he never understood how Clay and Tsunami didn't enjoy studying, he loved his friends and always treated them kindly. Starflight was mentioned many times to be cowardly, usually avoiding confrontation and taking the easiest path in most situations. He does not like fighting other dragons as seen in The Dragonet Prophecy. However, in The Dark Secret, he pushed past his fear to help save Deathbringer and Queen Splendor from the NightWing dungeons. He is very fond of all his friends, and always wants to help them however he can. He is shown to be awkward and cute, and affectionate towards those he loves.
Starflight was given to the Talons of Peace as an unhatched egg by the NightWing prophet who gave the prophecy, Morrowseer. Unlike most of the other dragonets, his egg was not stolen but given to the Talons of Peace by the NightWings; hence the line in the prophecy "Wings of night shall come to you". The fact that Starflight's egg was given to them when it 'came to them' should have been a dead giveaway towards the prophecy being false. He was hatched and raised by the guardians, Kestrel, Dune, and Webs, along with the other dragonets, Clay, Tsunami, Glory, and Sunny. He was slightly smaller than the other dragonets (except Sunny), and he loved scrolls and the stories told by their guardians, mainly Dune, thus becoming the subject of the dragonets' jokes and taunts. He had no powers but could have obtained the powers of seeing each possible future and powerful mind reading if he been hatched under the light of one (or all) of the three full moons on the Brightest Night. Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on how you see it), he hatched in the cave, sheltered from the moonlight, thus him having no powers.
Starflight was very literal and serious but turned out to be a pathetic fighter. However, he was very intelligent, enough so that the other dragonets considered him to be "the smartest dragon in Pyrrhia". When Morrowseer arrived again, he proclaimed the RainWing, Glory, an unworthy substitute for the deceased SkyWing. Due to this, Starflight gave Clay some lifesaving advice during his attempt to escape. Starflight also had a private meeting with Morrowseer, whom he feared would discover he had not discovered his own powers yet. He was shown helping Tsunami escape from the chains their guardians used to stop her from preventing Glory's murder. He and Sunny contributed to their escape attempt by burning the scrolls as a smoke signal to Clay and Tsunami, which led to him and the rest of the dragonets getting captured by Queen Scarlet. Starflight had an obvious crush on Sunny as hinted in the books, although she did not feel the same way about him.
Chained to a rock spire away from his friends, Starflight despaired of ever escaping. Due to his pathetic skills in battle, Clay volunteered to fight in his place multiple times to keep Starflight from being killed. This led to Clay facing Fjord instead of him, which led to Fjord's death. He instantly became distrustful of Peril and stayed far away from her. After Clay's attempt to communicate with Peril through song, he was also taken to Peril's room by Scarlet and Princess Burn, who had arrived the previous day. Starflight managed to figure out how to escape using Peril but was betrayed due to her obsession with Clay. He also was the one to configure Clay being immune to fire.
He was eventually pitted against Tsunami in a gladiatorial style battle, of which Scarlet was fond of. He and Tsunami refused to fight each other, however, and Scarlet released four scavengers for them to battle. After the fight in which two of the scavengers were killed, Queen Scarlet declared that they would have to face off against all eight of the IceWings. However, Morrowseer and a squadron of NightWings came to Starflight's rescue before having to fight. He protested, stating he couldn’t leave his friends behind, but either Morrowseer didn’t hear him shouting, or he just didn’t care.
He later met up with the dragonets outside the Mud Kingdom, charged with the orders to convince the group to choose Princess Blister as part of Morrowseer's plot to make her the queen of the SandWings.
At the beginning of the book, Tsunami thought he was trying to take her place as the dragonets' leader when he offered to take Sunny and told them all to do something other than the thing Tsunami wanted. He was with the other dragonets when Commander Shark ordered Clay to be chained.
During their stay, he was supporting Blister's side of the war awkwardly, the result of an order from Morrowseer in the first book. However, he eventually went against Morrowseer's plan and told Queen Coral that Blister killed Kestrel, wanted Webs dead for her own reasons, and didn't care about Tsunami, which angered Blister. Following this, he was imprisoned along with the other dragonets (including Tsunami) by Blister and Queen Coral. Starflight helped Tsunami escape the cell to release them. Starflight was also shown to hate raw fish.
Starflight was very helpful to Glory as she tried to unravel who was kidnapping the RainWings. Glory observed that he'd probably been hopelessly in love with Sunny his whole life. He also showed a bit of humor not seen since the first book; he played a prank involving a melon on Clay while he was sleeping and joked that they should bring back the rubbery fruit for Tsunami. After Deathbringer's failed attempt to assassinate Princess Blaze, he revealed that Morrowseer had told him to convince the other dragonets to pick Blister. In the end, Clay told the dragonets that Starflight had disappeared and said he might have gone to warn the NightWings, which was not true.
Starflight remembered that a NightWing knocked him out while he was guarding the tunnel and brought him to their kingdom. He woke up in a small cave. A few NightWing dragonets were watching him sleep. One of them was his half-sister Fierceteeth, who wished she was the prophesied dragonet. Morrowseer then came in and brought Starflight to see the queen. He was taken to a cave and pushed onto a pillar of rock surrounded by lava. The cave was filled with around forty council dragons and on the wall across from him was the NightWing heir to the throne, Princess Greatness. Greatness listened to and spoke for her mother, Queen Battlewinner, who was behind the wall. When the NightWings demanded information regarding the RainWings, Starflight panicked and said that Glory was planning an attack. Deathbringer was then brought in by Vengeance, who claimed that Deathbringer was a traitor and conspired with the RainWings. However, Greatness ordered Vengeance to be thrown into the lava for endangering the tribe by letting Glory in and for irritating the queen.
Morrowseer takes Starflight hunting, also to get more information. After Starflight figures out why other NightWings can safely eat infected carrion, Morrowseer realizes who Starflight's father is and brings him to see him. Fatespeaker finds them and decides to tag along as she tells Starflight she is the NightWing Dragonet of Destiny. This leads Starflight to realize he is being replaced. They find his father, Mastermind, in the lab of the palace and meet him. His father takes him to show them an experiment. In a small room, a RainWing is chained to the wall. When Starflight asks for her name, she says it is Orchid, prompting Starflight to tell her Mangrove is looking for her. Starflight then realizes that the NightWings are planning to steal the RainWings' home.
Morrowseer came in and brought Starflight to meet the false dragonets of destiny, who he soon assigned to kill Starflight. Starflight fled to the RainWing prison, and two of the false dragonets were caught by NightWings guarding the area. However, Fatespeaker found him and promised she would not kill him, and they both returned to the cave. During the night, Fatespeaker brought Starflight to explore the palace, and they found the old treasury, where Starflight found a dreamvisitor. He went back to his bed and attempted to use it but failed. The next morning, Morrowseer brought the false dragonets and Starflight south a remote outpost belonging to the SkyWings. He instructed them to make the SkyWing guards inside switch alliances to Blister. When Starflight was not able to get them to switch, a group of NightWings killed the SkyWings. Squid stated he wanted to quit and Morrowseer tells him to leave, resulting in the SeaWing to say he was lying. However, Morrowseer forced him to fly away, alone.
The following night, after returning to the island, Fatespeaker found Starflight in the dormitory. She prompted him to wake because Flame was leaving the dormitory and she wanted to follow him. They followed Flame down to the prisons where Deathbringer was being held. Flame asked Deathbringer tips on how to be an assassin. Flame thought what Deathbringer told him was useless. When he was gone, Fatespeaker asked him where to find the queen. He told them and they found her in a cauldron full of lava. Starflight and Fatespeaker were both extremely shaken. Starflight tried to figure out how this was possible. The queen then explained to him that while fighting an IceWing, the IceWing shot its frostbreath into her mouth. In order to counteract the ice forming inside of her body, she was confined to a pool of lava. They explained to her Morrowseer's plan but she refused to help. After returning to the dormitory, Starflight attempted to use the dreamvisitor again. He succeeded, entering Glory's dream and explaining to her what happened, and she prepared her army.
The next day, Morrowseer ordered Flame to fight Ochre. After Ochre attempted to surrender, Morrowseer pointed out that on a battlefield, that would not happen. Fatespeaker stood up for Ochre, and Morrowseer ordered Flame to attack her instead. Viper asked to join the bout, which is approved by Morrowseer. As Viper was about to stab Fatespeaker in the neck with her tail, Starflight joined in and shoved the SandWing away from Fatespeaker. Viper accidentally scratched Flame's face with her tail and fell into the lava. Morrowseer brings Flame to the healers, and Starflight realized the false dragonets were not born on the brightest night when Ochre was unwilling to save Viper, yelling that "I have no idea if my egg was blood red, and I don't plan to risk my life finding out!"
Starflight later developed a plan to escape from the Night Kingdom. Fatespeaker and Starflight took Flame and brought him out to the rainforest portal, claiming to have been ordered by the NightWing queen to take the SkyWing to the RainWings to be healed. After successfully tricking the guards, they met up with Glory, Tsunami, and Sunny. He told them about the NightWings' plan to take over the rainforest. Glory decided to attack the NightWings, leading to The NightWing Exodus. In case he didn't survive the battle, Starflight decided to tell Sunny he loved her. They visited Queen Battlewinner and said that the NightWings could live in the rainforest if they made Glory their queen. Battlewinner was enraged by this and attempted to attack them, but as she jumped out of the lava, the ice within her killed her. Greatness agreed with their plan and came with them.
Fatespeaker, Glory, and Starflight freed the RainWing prisoners and the volcano started to erupt. They continued to free the prisoners along with Splendor and Deathbringer, and most of the NightWings declared Glory their queen after Mightyclaws started a chant. As the volcano erupted, Morrowseer told them he and Battlewinner made up the prophecy in an elaborate plot to steal the RainWings' home. The volcano erupted, possibly killing Morrowseer. When Starflight was severely injured, Clay protected him from most of the blast with his fireproof wings and brought him back to the rainforest. Though Starflight still sustained burns on his body and his eyes, he believed he felt Sunny's talons press against him, but also heard Fatespeaker's voice. Starflight was then shot with a sleeping dart and plunged into unconsciousness, described to be "as black as a NightWings' scales".
After Starflight came out of the NightWing tunnel, he was injured with burns from the eruption. He wore a bandage over his eyes while he healed. When Sunny disappeared, Fatespeaker started taking care of him.
When Sunny returned, Starflight and the other dragonets (and Deathbringer) met to discuss The Eye of Onyx and who would be the next SandWing queen. He mentioned that they didn't have to be the ones who stop the war as anyone could if they had the Eye of Onyx. Fatespeaker said that it definitely didn't have to be Starflight and that he'd done enough. Sunny suggested gathering all three sisters at the SandWing stronghold. Starflight stayed behind while the other dragonets sent messages to the three sisters.
He was present when the meeting was held outside the stronghold. Blister mentioned a gift sent to Burn to "mend fences" and "reunite the family". However, Burn knew that the present was a dragonbite viper and was meant to kill her and intended to have it bite Blister. Starflight told Fatespeaker what a dragonbite viper is when Burn first mentioned it. There was a second viper in the box who leaped out and bit Burn. The dragons at the meeting panicked and took flight. Fatespeaker and Sunny tried to hold Starflight up. Clay was bitten while he sent the three of them backward in his effort to save them. Peril arrived, saving Clay's life by burning out the poison, scarring Clay's thigh in the process and making him limp for life.
When Blister attacked Blaze to start a fight for the throne, he said that Blister would win, but Sunny and the other dragonets followed Flower's instincts and dug up the bones of Queen Oasis. The SandWing treasure was discovered to be in her mouth, where Sunny found the Eye of Onyx. Sunny gave it to Thorn as the new SandWing queen, but Blister snatched the Eye in an attempt to be queen. The enchantment turned her to dust, and Thorn took her place as queen of the SandWings. Starflight was later seen with Sunny in the rainforest, discussing why they wouldn't work out as a couple, and Sunny told him that Fatespeaker liked him as well and that he should like her too. Starflight was seen discussing the school for all tribes that they would build and it was then confirmed that he was now blind.
Fierceteeth complained to Saguaro about how she should have been the dragonet of prophecy, not Starflight, who she described as "a walking tragedy". A scene later showed Fierceteeth arguing with her mother, Farsight, who refused to leave Starflight's egg, which she believed would be a female. Morrowseer then arrived to take Starflight's egg, which was when Fierceteeth offered him to take her instead. Morrowseer declined the offer.
Starflight was the librarian at Jade Mountain Academy and ensured that the library was built in such a way that he could get around it and know where different scrolls were located by feeling carved nameplates and stamps. He was first introduced when Moon went to the library to borrow a scroll. Starflight gave her a library scroll. Moonwatcher senses that he initially had fears about whether he'd be able to do a good job as a blind librarian, but had gotten over them for the most part. Starflight also seems to know dragons just by the sound of their footsteps. Starflight was also shown to know how to read a carved script that is similar to Braille.
When Moon asked for a scroll involving dreamvisitors, Starflight asked her if she was visited. When Moon said no and asked why, Starflight said he was worried that Ex-Queen Scarlet would try to scare the students through her dreamvisitor, though he knew that wasn't all she could do.
Starflight was later shown reading a carved stone tablet with his talons, and even later, was seen spending time with Fatespeaker, who was reading to him, and Sunny, who was helping to sort scrolls.
Icicle tried to murder Starflight shortly after Sora tried to kill Princess Icicle. She attacked him for Queen Scarlet, who had contacted Icicle using a dreamvisitor. Moonwatcher realized that she would attack him because his blindness and lack of fighting skill made him an easy target, so she went to the library to witness Icicle creeping up behind Starflight. Qibli and Winter helped fight her off, and she escaped, leaving Starflight alive and for the most part, unharmed, although temporarily unconscious. Icicle wanted to kill Starflight to please Queen Scarlet to get her brother, Prince Hailstorm, back.
Starflight was heard talking when Peril and Prince Turtle were spying on the conversation with Queen Ruby. He mentioned never being able to trust Peril and was shown to be slightly sarcastic. He was later seen in the epilogue talking about the feeling of Darkstalker escaping and making an earthquake with Princess Anemone.
Starflight was in the library when Tsunami and Turtle came in to learn about Darkstalker. However, before he could start teaching, Darkstalker himself poked his head in through a window and, after some discourse, asked him to get scrolls on Clearsight and Prince Fathom. Afterward, Turtle turned to look back through the window and saw Starflight hurrying around, slipping scrolls out of their place, putting them back, and every once and a while, marking the scroll's title on a slate and handing it to Fatespeaker.
Starflight was talking to the IceWings about where Darkstalker went. He was shown to be scared of them and sidled next to Sunny for comfort.
Starflight is thought to admire Sunny's joyful personality but doesn't interact with her much in the first book. It is thought that he did love her then, too, for when Tsunami said to Peril that Sunny was like a little sister to all of them, Starflight acted like he considered Sunny differently. However, he does stand up for her against Tsunami, Glory, and even Morrowseer. In the second book, he is noticed to want to do everything in his power to protect her. In the third book, Glory is near certain he has had a crush on her his entire life. Starflight has known Sunny and the other dragonets since hatching. Sunny seems to have the most positive attitude about Starflight and his lectures. In the fourth book, he is directly stated throughout the story to be in love with Sunny. He finally admits it to her, but in The Brightest Night, it is shown that Sunny is unclear and confused about how she loves Starflight. At the end of the Brightest Night, Sunny ultimately decides that she loves him as a brother, which he reluctantly accepts. She then encourages him to pursue Fatespeaker instead. This implies that Starflight will pursue a relationship with Fatespeaker and he may move on from Sunny. He was shown sliding next to Sunny for comfort during their meetings with the IceWings.
Starflight and Clay are good friends since they have known each other since hatching. Clay is often annoyed by Starflight's constant lectures but sometimes appreciates them. Starflight got really annoyed when Clay called The Scorching "The Scalding". In The Hidden Kingdom, Starflight seemed jealous of Clay when the MudWing called dibs on sleeping next to Sunny, even though he was only joking and likely wanted to keep warm in the IceWing's territory. In The Dark Secret, Clay shields Starflight with his fireproof scales from the fire coming from the volcanic explosion, saving him from getting horribly burned or even killed, however he was not fast enough to save Starflight's eyes from being burned.
Tsunami, like the other dragonets (not including Sunny), is annoyed by Starflight's lectures, and she often shushes him up. Despite this, they seem to care for each other, shown when they refuse to fight each other in the arena. Tsunami and Starflight have known each other since hatching. Tsunami once had a slight crush on Starflight, before realizing how annoying he could actually be, due to the ongoing endless lectures. Starflight often wishes he had Tsunami's "crazy-brave" courage, and Tsunami believes that the reason he studies so hard and reads so much information is so he can be an asset to the group.
Glory, like the rest of the dragonets (not including Sunny), is very annoyed by Starflight's lectures. She has made blunt remarks about his tribe to his face but nevertheless seems to care about him. They seem to trust each other since they have known each other since hatching. Starflight seems to admire Glory's way of remembering things easily and making plans. This is demonstrated when Starflight used the dreamvisitor to appear in her dreams, and while the other dragonets believed Starflight was just a part of their dream, Glory immediately knew that he had found a dreamvisitor. In the fourth book, they team up to unite the RainWings and the NightWings along with the help of the dragonets.
Starflight was afraid of Kestrel and her short temper. He would hide in the shadows if the SkyWing was nearby. He would often get burned by Kestrel just like all the other dragonets. He did, however, stand up to her by helping Sunny melt the chains Kestrel put on Tsunami.
Little is known about the relationship between Morrowseer and Starflight, besides the fact that he was the one to bring Starflight's egg to the Talons of Peace. The young NightWing was terrified and froze up (like a stalagmite) when Morrowseer visits him and the other dragonets under the mountain. In the arena, Morrowseer comes to rescue Starflight, but not the other dragonets. In the epilogue at the end of the first book, it is hinted that Starflight may be a traitor, but in book two's epilogue, he is mentioned as a traitor from Queen Blister to Morrowseer. In the preview of The Dark Secret, he tells Morrowseer and the rest of the NightWings that the RainWings may be coming to attack them so that they can rescue their trapped tribe members. It is possible that Starflight was nervous around him since Morrowseer brought his egg to the Talons of Peace and of his huge appearance, or maybe because he was the first dragon from his tribe that her ever met. It is stated that Morrowseer hated Starflight for being 'weak' and a 'spineless failure.' This apparent hate that Morrowseer has for Starflight may be mutual.
Starflight fears Peril, and refused to speak to her when tethered to his rock spire in The Dragonet Prophecy. Later, though, when the dragonets were trapped by a wall of fire, Starflight addressed Peril, asking her if she was hurt by fire, but this may have been out of desperation since if they didn't escape, he would be forced to battle in the SkyWing arena. When she answers, he comes up with the idea of Peril moving the black rocks in order for the dragonets to escape. Peril lost Starflight's trust when she betrayed the dragonets to Queen Scarlet. However, by the end of The Brightest Night, he feels slightly indebted to her for saving Clay's life. In Escaping Peril, that seems to have changed, as he was worried he was going to wake up on fire one day. He also was thinking about finding a scroll about sociopaths, which might mean that he thinks Peril is one.
In The Dark Secret, Fatespeaker and Starflight become good friends. When he is chased by Ochre and Flame, she is in a cave right next to his hiding spot and promised that she wasn't there to kill him. They also sneak away to talk to Queen Battlewinner and figure out her secret. Starflight likes Fatespeaker better than all the other NightWings. Fatespeaker is crushing on him but he might just like her as a friend, as when Starflight is confessing to Sunny he glances at Fatespeaker to think about how his feelings for her could never be the same as his affection towards Sunny. He may still have developing feelings for her, but it’s unknown what kind of feelings. Even if those feelings aren’t romantic, it is still fair to say that they are good friends. At the end of the Brightest Night, Sunny rejects Starflight's confession, since she loves him as a brother. There is a chance that Starflight could have romantic feelings for Fatespeaker now, although nothing is confirmed as for now. Fatespeaker is shown reading to Starflight during the events of Moon Rising, hinting her may return her feelings. In Moon Rising, Moon receives a vision of a young female dragonet kissing an older Starflight's temples and calling him "Father." Since the dragonet seems to be full NightWing, it is most likely that Fatespeaker is the mother.
Starflight shares many traits with his father, including scale patterns and extreme intelligence. At first, Starflight wanted to have a good relationship working with his father. But, when he learned what Mastermind was doing to the RainWings, he felt horrified. He still helped his father but was wary of him. His father was very impressed with Starflight and wanted him to be his assistant. After The Dark Secret, Mastermind was put into prison and Starflight wanted little to do with him after the incident with the RainWings. It is unknown how Mastermind currently feels about this, or if he even knows how Starflight feels about him.
"I am saying it to your face. Or was I saying it to your rear end? It's easy to get the two confused." - To Tsunami
"It's her life or his." - About Tsunami and Gill when they were fighting each other.
"Hey, if I had my scrolls with me, I'd have all the information we could possibly want."
"They can't afford to lose any NightWings, even peculiar little ones." - About the NightWings.
"This is important and fascinating!" - About the heirs of Queen Coral.
"Freedom smells a lot like fish. Which, to be clear, is kind of nose-curlingly awful." - His opinion about the smell of the ocean.
”Well, at least we’re all being adults about this.” - To Qibli about Tsunami.
"You don't have any scrolls? Don't you read? Do you really not read? Not anything?" - To Jambu
"No, I mean- you're all I think about and I want to be near you and it hurts when I'm not, and everything I do, I think, what would Sunny want me to do? And I think you're the only dragon who sees me the whole way I am and likes me anyway... And I had to tell you, in case something happens to either one of us today, although if anything happens to you I don't know how I'd be able to breathe or think or do anything ever again." - To Sunny before entering the NightWing tunnels that Stonemover created.
"I love you, he would never say. Don't hate me because of what the other NightWings have done. Don't think I'm like my tribe. Don't listen to Glory's description of my kingdom, the smoke and the fire and the smell and the death and the trapped, tortured RainWings and the cruel black dragons. Don't look at me like I'm one of them like I could ever do what they've done, please." - A thought to Sunny.
"You know. Telepathy? Precognition? Invisibility? Hello?" - To Clay
"Stop that. You know those powers aren't real. Your visions are just your imagination." - To Fatespeaker
"Are you all right?" - To Sunny
"It's royal SandWing business now. They'll fight and Blister will win, but the important thing is that the war is over. There will be a queen on the SandWing throne, and no one else has to die." - About the appointment of Thorn.
"Maybe my powers will be activated by moonlight or something." - Commenting on NightWing Powers.
"Also... Also, I am by far the prettiest." - When he was forced to roleplay as Princess Blaze.
"I wish I had your optimism." - To Sunny
"Where is she?" - Him worrying about Sunny.
"- like a brother." - Finishing Sunny's sentence about his crush on her.
"Well - you know- don't take too long." - To Queen Glory in her dream.
"She [Sunny] cares, she just doesn't whine about it." - To Tsunami defending Sunny.
"There's a library! Fatespeaker! Have you seen it? How many scrolls do they have?" - To Fatespeaker about the NightWing library.
- When the Dragonets of Destiny lived under the mountain, Starflight thought they were under the Claws of the Clouds Mountains. This was accurate.
- Starflight has a tenor singing voice, as described by Clay in The Dragonet Prophecy.
- He finds scavengers "terrifying" after fighting them in the arena.
- This fear is also shared by Deathbringer.
- He could have had very strong mind reading and prophetic powers if he were hatched in the moonlight, due to the fact that all three moons were full when he hatched.
- Nor does he know this - at no point is it stated that the NightWings realized they develop their powers when their egg is bathed in moonlight, just that NightWings no longer have that power, excluding Moonwatcher and Darkstalker.
- Despite being blind, Starflight has the ability to "read" carved letters by running his talons over them, similar to braille.
- In a vision, Moonwatcher saw an older Starflight with his daughter.
- Farsight thought that Starflight would be a female dragonet while he was still in the egg.
- He was the only Dragonet of Destiny who does not meet or rescue a scavenger in his PoV (probably because there are no scavengers on the NightWing Island).
- Tui T. Sutherland has stated that Starflight is the dragonet she can most relate to.
- He is the second blind dragon in the series, the other being Tamarin.
- However, he is the first dragon we see going blind unnaturally, and not by hatching, old age or disease.
- The first appearance of the name "Starflight" was actually from a space flight simulator called Starflight, published in 1986 by SEGA.
- Starflight appears to have a little knowledge of Darkstalker as he appears to be terrified trying to find scrolls on Clearsight and Fathom in Talons of Power.
- He, alongside Clay, are the only Dragonets of Destiny whose lineage past their parents is unknown.
- Starflight's tongue has been colored as pink on several occasions. However, this is incorrect as NightWings have black tongues.
- On The Dark Secret cover, Starflight's eyes are shown as bright gold or amber while in the graphic novel they are green, although this may have been intended to represent a reflection of lava. It was also confirmed by Tui that they were green.
- On The Dark Secret cover, Starflight's NightWing teardrop scales that run down his side are missing. Some of his wing membranes are not shown either.
- The Dark Secret cover, Starflight has what look like IceWing spines running down his back. This was probably an error on Joy ang's part.
- In The Lost Heir (Graphic Novel) Starflight is once shown with a purple belly, but in the rest of the book he is portrayed with a gray belly.
- In The Hive Queen, Turtle stated that he is working on a spell to restore Starflight's eyesight like Anemone, who is working on one to restore Tamarin's.
- In The Dragonet Prophecy, when Starflight was talking to Clay and Tsunami about Clay's fire immunity, he commented that he wondered if NightWings get their powers activated by moonlight. His theory was later proven correct in Moon Rising.
- He is apparently working on making fireproof scrolls for Peril to read, and gets "hilariously twitchy" when he smells her around the library.