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"It's not optimism, it's faith. There's a reason we're here. What we do today is part of it, but there's more, too, and we have to survive to make it all happen."
— Sunny to Starflight, The Dark Secret

Sunny is an adult female SandWing-NightWing hybrid and the main protagonist of The Brightest Night. She is the main founder of Jade Mountain Academy and a former member of the dragonets of destiny. She was primarily responsible for ending the War of SandWing Succession.


Sunny has tawny,[1] golden-yellow scales[2] that have been described to look like rippled sunshine.[3] She has golden wings,[4] talons,[5] and ears,[6] a small head,[7] snout,[8] and claws,[3] and moss-colored,[9] gray-green eyes.[1] Despite having scales that radiate warmth,[1] her tail lacks the venomous barb of typical SandWings and instead curls to an ordinary point.[1]

She is very small,[10] smaller than Qibli and Winter, and not much larger than Kinkajou and Moonwatcher.[11] Even standing on her hind legs, she was less than half of Kestrel's height,[6] and she is the smallest of the dragonets of destiny.[1] According to Darkstalker, her eyes are the same shape as Whiteout's.[12] Her voice sometimes squeaks.[7]


Sunny often attempts to be stern,[13] but she is easy-to-laugh,[14] sympathetic,[15] reassuring,[16] unambitious,[17] agreeable,[18] and wants to believe the best in every dragon.[19] She dislikes when her friends argue,[20] and she is passionate and disapproving of violence.[21] She does not memorize facts with ease,[22] and is often seen by other dragons as cute,[23] sweet, simple, and lovable.[24] Externally, it did not seem as though Sunny ever had negative thoughts; she did what she was told, and happily. She believes the best of everyone, and she would never hurt or betray anyone: sentiments that sometimes make others doubt her judgement and intelligence.[25] She is delighted when she is tasked with importance,[26] and often dislikes how others perceive her to be simple and sweet.[23]

Sunny truly cared about fulfilling the Dragonet Prophecy,[27] even after it was confirmed to be fake. She has an excitable, bright, bubbly, empathetic, cheerful, good-natured, kind-hearted, and optimistic personality. In Escaping Peril, Peril described her as a "blaze of warm sunlight." Her ability to always seek the positive side in even the worst of situations led to her friends underestimating her while growing up under the mountain. Although it is sometimes inconvenient, Sunny often feels compassion for dragons with evil intentions and believes that beneath every seemingly bad dragon is always a backstory or a reason to be that way. Like Moonwatcher, she is a firm believer in the philosophy that everything happens for a reason, and this way of thinking is the main source of her perseverance and hope. She dislikes violence and tries to solve most problems peacefully when possible. Sunny is also quite empathetic and forgiving; even though Dune and Kestrel were not very kind to Sunny and her friends, she sometimes cried for them after their deaths. Sunny is steadfast and strives to be helpful whenever she can, regardless of whom it is that needs aid. In Moon Rising, Moon described Sunny's mind to be hopeful and determined, as well as mentioned that her thoughts also matched her actions. She is usually the underdog, because of her size and cheerful disposition, but she proves that she is intelligent and fearless.

Sunny also seems to be devoted to making the world a better place. This is shown when after Morrowseer explained that the prophecy was fake, she did not become relieved and plan to live an ordinary life. Sunny said that she wanted to stop the war and liked being destined to end it.

Sunny's personality has developed and changed throughout the series. During The Dragonet Prophecy, she was content with most things in her life (according to the other dragonets of destiny), and rarely complained or purposefully created conflict. Growing up, Sunny was frustrated at the other dragonets, besides Starflight and Clay. She believed that she truly did have good ideas, but ones that her friends would only approve of if they came from someone other than her.

In The Brightest Night, wanting to prove that she is more than what her friends think she is, she follows Fierceteeth, Preyhunter, and Strongwings, in an attempt to stop them from selling her and her friends' location to Burn. After meeting her mother Thorn, and later her father Stonemover, she resolves to be like her mother, Thorn, who fixed her problems by doing something about them, rather than like Stonemover, who gave up on a happy life years ago. She returns to the rainforest and her friends with a plan to bring Blaze, Blister, and Princess Burn together to end the war. Sunny then realizes that her friends did truly do believe in her after they all work together and successfully end the war. Although still kind, hopeful, and compassionate, Sunny has become more firm, confident, and direct like her mother.


A SandWing named Dune, a former Outclaw, stole Sunny's egg from Thorn after she had buried Sunny's egg in the sand near the Scorpion Den. Thorn took this as a sign of betrayal and had been searching for him for many years, hoping to capture and kill him. Thorn has even put up "wanted" signs for him during the years. However, it appears that the two SandWings were once close friends, as Thorn mentioned discussing names for her egg with him. It seems that she liked the name "Sunny" since that is what Dune named her. This could mean that Dune still respected, cared about, or was even loyal to Thorn, despite taking her egg to fulfill the dragonet prophecy. Although, in The Brightest Night, it is revealed that Thorn had nicknamed Sunny "Beetle" while she was in her egg, and had been continuing to call her that while searching for her.

The Dragonet Prophecy

The Dragonet Prophecy
Sunny was brought as an egg to the cave where the dragonets were kept by Dune, the SandWing guardian, and a member of the Talons of Peace. Dune claimed he had found her egg alone and hidden in the sand. She is said to be the last hatched, and upon hatching, she was revealed to have neither a venomous barb on her tail nor pale, sandy, yellow scales as a normal SandWing should have. She also lacked the usual black SandWing eyes, as her eyes are a green-gray color, which is leading to the assumption she was taken from the sand earlier than the right time, but this was proven to be false upon the revelation that Sunny is a SandWing-NightWing hybrid, with her father being Stonemover, a NightWing animus.

While under the mountain, Sunny was first seen when the dragonets were acting out the death of Queen Oasis, with her playing the role of Queen Oasis. Clay and Tsunami decide not to tell her about their plans of escape, because they thought she was "absolutely terrible at keeping secrets." During her captivity by the guardians, Kestrel, Webs, and Dune, she was the only one that never complained about them.

Sunny biting Morrowseer's tail to defend Tsunami

But later on, Morrowseer, the deliverer of the prophecy, came to the cave to evaluate them. When he attacked Tsunami, Sunny bit him on to the end of his tail to defend her. When Tsunami was chained, Sunny tried to get Dune to free her, claiming he could not be this mean. When hearing of Kestrel's plan to murder Glory, Sunny offered to fly up to the sky hole and squeeze out, but Starflight turned down the idea, stating even she could not fit through it. Eventually, Clay left via the underground river to save them, and Sunny aided in freeing Tsunami by breathing fire on her chains. However, due to Clay and Tsunami's actions, they were all captured by Scarlet.

During their time in the Sky Kingdom, Sunny was kept away from the others in a cage that was hung over the feasting hall so Scarlet could show Sunny off to Burn, who would take her back to her fortress as a gift. When Peril told Clay where Sunny was, Peril claimed she was just fine and was eating like a queen. She was also making friends with all the SkyWing guards, which Peril found disgusting, unnatural, and unnerving. This really shows just how nice and optimistic Sunny can be, even in tough situations.

Clay and the others freeing Sunny

Sunny was intended as a gift to Burn, because of her hobby of collecting oddities to put in her Weirdling Tower. She was subject to Clay befriending Peril, due to her isolation, and was not present during any of the fights, only to reappear after Peril burned through the bars of her cage. She was thrown off by Tsunami and Glory's trick to get Clay to apologize for what he had said, wondering why they would do "such a nasty, ugly thing." Sunny traveled with them towards the Mud Kingdom in the search for Clay's parents, and also left with the group to find Tsunami's mother, Coral.
The Lost Heir
Sunny was with the other dragonets while searching for Queen Coral. She was the first to hear wingbeats of a passing SkyWing

Sunny, after Tsunami attacked the SkyWing guard

patrol and followed Starflight into the trees. When Tsunami attacked a SkyWing soldier, fearing he had seen Sunny just before she reached her hiding place, Sunny was upset and horrified at what the SeaWing dragonet had done, and following this, she was jumpy and nervous around her. They spent the night in a cave, and the next morning when they were headed to the Summer Palace, Sunny and Clay were the only ones blindfolded. Sunny hated it because it was wet and slimy, though she did not complain. Sunny rode on Starflight's back in the tunnel. At the palace, she stayed with the other dragonets, excluding Tsunami. After the cave flooded and Tsunami arrived with Auklet's egg, she asked Sunny to keep it warm.

Sunny keeping Auklet's egg warm

She agreed, though she was clearly a little nervous after Starflight pointed out the assassin who had been killing off the heirs might come after her. Sunny showed that by this time she was no longer upset with Tsunami by nodding vigorously when Clay said she should stay with them in the cave, expressing delight when Tsunami asked her to keep the egg warm, and later leaning against her the way she used to. When they first met Blister, Sunny was frowning at her. After Tsunami revealed that Kestrel was dead, Sunny was distraught and extremely upset, but happy that at least Webs was still alive. She was also unhappy about Whirlpool's death, covering her eyes as Whirlpool got electrocuted.
The Hidden Kingdom
Sunny traveled with the other dragonets and Webs through the muddy swamps of the Mud Kingdom to get to the Rainforest Kingdom in

Sunny, seeing Silver and worrying about Webs

hopes of both finding Glory's parents, and because the RainWings also had venom, the dragonets hoped that they might have a cure for SandWing venom because Webs had gotten slashed by Blister's tail. She was the first to disappear when the RainWings shot the dragonets with sleeping darts and was found soon after by Glory and Starflight, trapped and asleep in a net with Clay, Tsunami, and Webs. Later on, she was shown to be very fond of Silver, Glory's pet sloth, though Silver was more fond of Glory than Sunny. When the dragonets went to the Kingdom of Sand via Stonemover's tunnel, Sunny seemed to be right at home. After Blaze came to meet the dragonets, she remarked that she thought Sunny would be 'prettier'; Sunny asked her how to heal a SandWing's venom, and Blaze carelessly told her about the healing cactus juice, from the brightsting cactus, which was supposed to be a SandWing secret. Once the dragonets got back to the tunnel, Sunny went to retrieve a cactus arm for Webs but had trouble breaking one off due to her size. Glory remarked that it looked like she was "trying to tango with a cactus." Sunny did not participate in Glory's rescue from the NightWings but watched the queen competition with Tsunami.
The Dark Secret
Starflight thought about his love for Sunny and wanted to be reunited with her instead of stuck on the NightWing island. His wish came true when he along with Flame and Fatespeaker escaped from the NightWing island and Sunny met Fatespeaker for the first time. Fatespeaker and Sunny were really friendly with each other, making Starflight twitch with guilt surreptitiously.

Near the end, Starflight finally confessed to her, which surprised her. She told Starflight to kick some NightWings for her and free the captive RainWings.

When the volcano was about to erupt, Morrowseer was the last one to show up at the portal to the Rainforest Kingdom and told the dragonets that the prophecy was a fraud. Sunny at first chose not to believe him, because she believed that it truly was their destiny to stop the war. When she realized he was telling the truth, she furiously ran back through the portal, crying the whole way. Starflight thought he had never seen her so upset.

At the very end of the book, Starflight thought he felt her scales pressing against his before he was hit by a sleeping dart, though he was blinded and could not see her. However, this may have been Fatespeaker because Starflight thought he could hear her voice.
The Brightest Night
Sunny ran out of the portal from Morrowseer, upset the prophecy was not real and that her whole life was a lie. When she emerged, she watched as Clay and Starflight had arrived, and saw that Starflight had been badly burned. When the NightWings panicked, Sunny jumped forward, trying to get through, when Preyhunter, Fierceteeth, and Strongwings grabbed her and pulled her back into the foliage of the rainforest.

They planned on using Sunny for trade so they could steal the rainforest from Queen Glory. Sunny tried to stop their plans by making herself look useless, however, this plan did not work, due to their possession of the Obsidian Mirror. While the NightWings discussed which SandWing princess to auction Sunny off to, Sunny bit Fierceteeth on the vulnerable spot on her tail, and took off through the rainforest. Thinking she could solve the problem all by herself, Sunny followed the NightWings. When they took a rest stop, Sunny was able to steal the Obsidian Mirror and also managing to creep them out by writing with dark red mud that was thick and a blood-like color: TURN BACK. YOU FLY TOWARD YOUR DEATH. When the NightWings found the message and the mirror missing, Strongwings thought that it had been left by "the Darkstalker," making this the first time he was mentioned in the series, although Fierceteeth, being skeptical, turned this idea down. The NightWings were then much more careful to see if Strongwings's theory was right. Sunny then continued to follow the NightWings to the Scorpion Den.

The NightWings take many more stops during their journey, due to their lack of good health and stamina. When they finally get to the Scorpion Den, she meets Six-Claws and Thorn and discovers that Thorn is her mother. However, after a short reunion, Thorn is forced to answer a call for help, and Sunny is left with Qibli and Six-Claws. When she awakes later that night, she and Six-Claws head outside of her mother's tent, only to be stopped by Addax, who threatens to kill his hostage, Ostrich, Six-Claws' daughter, if Sunny does not come with him to Burn. After finding out that Addax is doing this to get his imprisoned family back, Sunny agrees to go with him in exchange for Ostrich.

While imprisoned in Burn's stronghold, she meets Smolder, Burn's brother and ally, which she described to look horribly like his other sister, Blister (similar features include dark eyes, black diamond patterns on his scales, narrow face) who takes her to the weirdling tower for her imprisonment, In there she meets Smolder's pet scavenger, Flower, as well as Ex-Queen Scarlet. The Outclaws later rescue Sunny by risking their own lives, and Peril helps Thorn, then releases Scarlet. Thorn demands to see a stuffed NightWing, and tells Sunny she is half NightWing. Sunny then leaves her mother to go back to the rainforest.

Along the way, a storm forces her to take refuge in the caves on Jade Mountain, where she meets her father, Stonemover, and ends up telling him that she is his daughter. The next morning, Sunny returns to the rainforest and is reunited with her friends. She comes up with a plan to end the war and everyone agrees to it.

After Tsunami and Sunny send a message to Blister through the Talons of Peace, she and Clay then send a message through the MudWings in their dreams to Burn. They also get word to Blaze via the dreamvisitor Sunny receives from Holler and Fluffy, the scavengers.

While Blister and Blaze are fighting, Sunny finds the Eye of Onyx, with Flower's help, located inside of Queen Oasis' skeleton's mouth and passes it to Thorn. Enraged, Blister snatches the Eye of Onyx from Thorn, but it shocks her to death on contact, where she bursts into a pile of black dust. Sunny pronounces Thorn queen, and the main plot comes to an end.

A month later, it is stated that Starflight has learned to fly blind with the help of Tamarin and that he and Sunny had discussed their relationship back in the rainforest. Sunny had told him that she did not love him like Fatespeaker did, which he reluctantly accepted. Then, along with the rest of the dragonets, she discusses plans for an inter-tribal school in Jade Mountain.

The Jade Mountain Prophecy

Moon Rising
Sunny felt terrible after the fire that killed Bigtail and Carnelian at Jade Mountain Academy. She was the first of the dragonets of destiny to find out about Moon's powers. She is shown to have some doubts about being a teacher, wondering if "anyone would take me seriously as the boss of anything."
Winter Turning
Sunny is first mentioned when Winter remembers how Scarlet asked for the dragonets of destiny's lives in return for Hailstorm's. Winter then thinks to himself that Sunny had been one of the dragons who had confirmed that the NightWings had no more powers. Sunny is later mentioned to be dreamvisiting dragons.
Escaping Peril
Sunny was part of the group that welcomed Queen Ruby when she arrived to collect Carnelian's body. She defended Peril against accusations that she had, in fact, killed the young SkyWing, not the fire. After Scarlet hurled "Glory's" decapitated head at the group, Clay had to carry Sunny down from their previous perch to a rock shelf. There, Sunny sobbed so hard she did not notice Peril landing in front of her. When they discovered the decapitated head was fake, Sunny was overjoyed. Later that night, she dreamvisited Glory so that Kinkajou could be taken back to the Rainforest Kingdom from the town of Possibility.
Talons of Power
Sunny is heard having a conversation with Tsunami, which is overheard by Turtle. As Turtle listens to them, he does not notice them walking closer to him until the last second. When they see Turtle, they are surprised to see him back at Jade Mountain, stating that they were worried about Jade Winglet. Then Turtle warns Sunny and Tsunami that Darkstalker is coming. Sunny says something briefly about Darkstalker, talking about how Fierceteeth and Strongwings said something about Darkstalker when she was following them, trying to stop them from hurting her friends. Then she goes after Mightyclaws, so he does not tell the school about Darkstalker.

Later, she comes out to the landing area with Clay to protect the NightWings that attacked Darkstalker. Darkstalker then points at her and says rainbows. Darkstalker also says that Sunny is related to him because her father, Stonemover, is animus and that he is also her "great-great-great-a lot of greats-great uncle." After some talk, Sunny goes back inside. The next day, she heads up the tunnel with a squirrel for Darkstalker. Moon tells her someone is trying to kill Stonemover and she flies to this cave with the others. She feels heartbroken at her father's near-death and starts sobbing. Then, she jumps on him to pin his talon when Darkstalker frees him from the stone. After Stonemover is re-fossilized, Sunny hugs him, not caring about the blood. She is astonished when they find out Flame was the attempted killer. She asks him why he did it, and why his reason would matter. She also says they have to tell Queen Ruby what he did and that they did not have anywhere to lock him up for the time being. When all of the drama is over, she slips away into the tunnels.

Later she is mentioned by Darkstalker to have been dreamvisiting Queen Glory about his reappearance, despite his asking her not to.
Darkness of Dragons
Sunny pulls Qibli from history class to help search for Ostrich and Onyx. Qibli thanks her for freeing him from history class, and she sternly tells him that history class with Webs is 'awesome.' After realizing Onyx and Ostrich may have been kidnapped, Sunny begins to question whether Blaze was right about the school being doomed to fail. Sunny later uses the dreamvisitor to try to find Onyx and Ostrich. After receiving an earring, she is horrified to realize that Darkstalker has flown off with six of her students. Sunny also hesitates about giving Qibli the weather bracelets. Sunny promises to dreamvisit with Glory about the earrings being sent to the Rainforest. Toward the end of the book, Sunny is shown arguing with the IceWings, saying they should try to find a peaceful solution.

The Lost Continent Prophecy

The Hive Queen
Sunny is indirectly mentioned by Tsunami in the prologue, when Tsunami says she and her friends had solved plenty of problems without animus magic.
The Dangerous Gift
Snowfall thought how Tsunami's "gang of righteous do-gooders" would have used animus magic to help if it was working. Later, Lynx talked about the War of SandWing Succession and how the dragonets ended it.


Sunny is the gold dragon who was shown playing with the other dragonets of destiny in a cave, being looked in on by Wren and Sky. Wren noted that she had never seen a dragon that color before. She was shown to breathe a spurt of fire on occasion on the small hearth heating up the cave. This saddened Sky, as he cannot breathe fire. Once a large red dragon, likely Kestrel, entered the cave and roared at them, she abruptly stopped playing along with the other dragonets.

Sunny is later seen by Leaf in a birdcage above the table in the feast hall of the SkyWings. He noted that she looked sad and desperate, and then quickly contradicted himself, thinking that dragons cannot feel an emotion other than hunger and anger.

While hiding in the ruins of the old city, Ivy and Leaf saw Sunny exploring the area, which was also a scene in The Brightest Night. Later, Ivy accidentally used the dreamvisitor to visit Sunny in her dreams. Ivy was unaware that it was a dream, and upon seeing Sunny's dream version of Rose, Ivy realized that Rose was still alive. She tried to ask Sunny about it, but after realizing that Sunny could not understand her and would probably realize the location of the burnt city, she broke the connection. This is a scene also shown in The Brightest Night, which leads Sunny to come back to the ruins a few days later. When she arrives, Sunny finds Ivy and Leaf and asks them for the treasure, which they give. Ivy tries to ask about news from Rose, but Sunny perceives this as Ivy wanting a ride. After riding on Sunny, Ivy watches as Sunny sorts through the treasure and realizes she is looking for something. After Sunny gets mad, which from her perspective in The Brightest Night is because she could not find the Eye, she took the treasure and left the ruins. Ivy hopes Sunny will return it to the SandWings so they will no longer be angry at the humans. At the end of the book, Sky, Ivy, Leaf, and Wren mention that they plan to find Sunny.

She was thought to be a whole different type of dragon than any others by Ivy because of her oddly colored scales.


Sunny is indirectly mentioned by Fierceteeth when she writes to Saguaro about how her plan should have went, with the dragonets of destiny dead.



Sunny cares deeply about Clay, confiding in him often, and relying on him to help fix problems she cannot solve on her own. Being the smallest of the group, Sunny sometimes climbs up Clay's back to get a better view of things. Starflight believes that Sunny trusts Clay the most out of their friends. When no one else listens to her ideas, she will ask Clay to broadcast them because he cares, and everyone else will listen to him. At the end of The Brightest Night, Sunny said that she did not think anyone deserved Clay, referring to him as the kindest dragon in Pyrrhia. When Clay was injured during the Battle of Jade Mountain, she ran to his side instantly to support him.[28] She relies on him to break up arguments between their friends,[20] and she is very physically affectionate towards him.[29] She is instantly willing to come to his rescue,[30] and she is fiercely protective of him when she believes he is in danger.[31] She trusts him[32] and leans into him when she is afraid.[33]


Sunny seemed to like Dune the best out of the guardians and called on him for help in times of need. She was devastated when Scarlet killed Dune, and would cry for him when she was asleep.[34] Tsunami stated that despite Dune hating everything, she could not believe that he would hate Sunny,[24] and she believed the best in him.[25]


Toward the end of The Dark Secret, when Starflight and Fatespeaker brought Flame to the rainforest, Sunny approached the NightWing and told her she liked the bracelet-like pattern of silver scales on her foreleg. Fatespeaker responded by saying she liked the way Sunny looked, and that all the SandWings she had met before were 'sort of pale and dusty-looking.' They became good friends the first time they met. As quoted from Glory; "As strangely adorable as you two are, I need you to either go away and discover your twin souls somewhere else, or focus on battle planning with me." Sunny assumed she felt jealous of Fatespeaker when she had told Sunny she was taking care of Starflight, thinking that it felt like "she wanted Fatespeaker to shush and go away."[35] Sunny tells Starflight that she does not love Starflight the way Fatespeaker does, and says it is alright if he also loves her too. She encourages him to pursue Fatespeaker, calling her hilarious.[36]


Like Tsunami, Glory mostly thinks of Sunny as a naïve younger sister. However, Glory was very concerned about Sunny when she left the Rainforest Kingdom and seemed very determined to have her back. She also showed affection to Sunny (which Sunny states is very rare) when she got back from being kidnapped. Stated in The Hidden Kingdom, Glory wanted to hide her instead of Webs, this may be due to the fact she despises Webs and wants to protect Sunny.


Tsunami stated that despite Kestrel hating everything, she could not believe that she would hate Sunny.[24] She believed the best in Kestrel.[25]


When Moonwatcher was on top of Jade Mountain with Sunny, Moon told her about her prophecy and mind reading powers. Sunny was kind and grateful for Moon telling her about her powers. Sunny was the first of the dragonets of destiny to know about this.


When Sunny realized it was Peril headed towards the SandWing stronghold, her heart sank when she wondered how Peril would react to the news about Kestrel's death. Sunny felt bad when Peril explained that Ruby had kicked Peril out of the Sky Kingdom and attempted to sympathize with her, though Peril told her not to feel sorry. Sunny tried to break the news to Peril about Kestrel's death as gently as she could to Peril, and comforted Peril over her mother's death.[37] Sunny seems to trust Peril to help her in bad situations, as she asked her to stop the Outclaws from fighting. Sunny is the second dragon to tell Peril that she is not a monster, and that she should not let Scarlet make her hate herself. Sunny offered to let Peril come with her instead of freeing Scarlet, though she declined.[38]


Smolder was respectful to Sunny as she was presented as a gift for his sister. Smolder was kind to her and cared about her, having taken her on midday walks when he noticed how miserable she was. In addition, he chose to let her live, but also did not want her escaping. She genuinely likes him,[39] and appreciated how he spoke directly to her.[40]


Sunny is the only dragonet who does not mind Starflight's lectures, whereas the others are almost always annoyed by them. In The Dark Secret, Starflight confessed his love for Sunny, but Sunny was more surprised and unsure of the way she loved him. In The Brightest Night, Sunny thought more about Starflight's feelings towards her and dealt with confusion as to her feelings towards him. She did tell Starflight she did not know if she loved him or not and that her feelings were a mess. Sunny was not sure what her feelings were, describing them as, "I don't know what to do and somebody loves me and don't hurt him and really, right now? and imagine how happy you could make him and why me? really, me? and but it's Starflight." She had never thought of him in the same way he had, not once.[41] When Fatespeaker had told Sunny that she had been taking care of Starflight, she felt a "flash of something odd." Sunny had thought it was jealousy, and that would mean that she loves him back. She thought it would be nice if she could love him back, as it would make him happy and she did care about him.[42] Sunny ultimately decides that she loves Starflight as a brother, which he reluctantly accepts. She encourages him to pursue a relationship with Fatespeaker if he loves her back.[36] He is comforting and reassuring towards her,[43] and she often feels pity towards him when he is ignored by the other dragonets.[44] When he became too tired to carry her through the ocean when the dragonets visited the Kingdom of the Sea, he seemed disappointed to be deprived of her contact.[45] He worries about her safety,[46] and she believes in his ability to know everything and to be right.[47]


Stonemover, Sunny's father, lives under Jade Mountain and is an animus dragon. When Thorn first told Sunny her father was a NightWing, she was disappointed and horrified because the other NightWings were malicious and cruel. She finds his pessimistic attitude annoying and thinks he sighs too much. But Sunny still deeply cares for her father, as shown in Talons of Power when Flame attempts to murder Stonemover for lying about how he could not fix Flame's scar on his snout, and Sunny is shown sobbing.


Sunny seemed very attached to her mother, Thorn, when they met. Thorn also thinks a lot of Sunny and tries to protect her from being injured. Thorn also saves her when she was kept captive in Burn's stronghold. Sunny thought she would be a worthy queen, as shown when she gave her the Eye of Onyx. Sunny thinks she is the only dragonet of destiny lucky enough to know both of her parents. She keeps drawings of Thorn pinned up in her office/bedroom in Jade Mountain Academy.


Sunny is often annoyed that Tsunami thinks of her as just as a silly, naïve younger sister. However, she knows that Tsunami cares about her, and looks up to her as a sister figure. Tsunami says that Sunny is like a little sister to the dragonets. In The Brightest Night, Sunny was angry with Tsunami because she thought the SeaWing did not care that she was gone, believing her friend thought she was pouting and that she would come running in a few minutes. However, Tsunami showed lots of affection when Sunny came back. Tsunami said she would go through a whole army of SkyWings for her and the dragonets, showing that she cares for every one of them, including Sunny. Tsunami sometimes is skeptical of Sunny's beliefs and ideas, causing her to become dejected and hurt.[48][49] However, Sunny often leans on Tsunami trustingly,[50][51] despite Tsunami doubting her intelligence and judgement.[25]


Sunny is sympathetic towards Webs, and was woeful when he learned of his wife's death.[15]

Family Tree



"Um, right. Here I go, la la la, Queen Oasis of the SandWings. I'm so very important and, uh — royal — and stuff. I've been queen for ages and ages. No one dares challenge me for my throne! I am the strongest SandWing queen who ever lived! […] It's probably because of all my treasure! I have so much treasure because I'm such an important queen!"
― acting as Queen Oasis (The Dragonet Prophecy, page 18-19)

"Even Sunny? […] What's that supposed to mean? I'm brave! I'm brave all the time!"
― to Glory (The Hidden Kingdom, page 12)

"Glory, you have a cute furry thing! Can I hold it, please please?"
― to Glory about Silver (The Hidden Kingdom, page 49)

"It's not optimism, it's faith. There's a reason we're here. What we do today is part of it, but there's more, too, and we have to survive to make it all happen."
― to Starflight (The Dark Secret, page 239)

"Tsunami wants to believe Morrowseer. She's never wanted to fulfill the prophecy. She doesn't understand how important it is. Clay would be just as happy if nobody ever noticed how wonderful he is. Then he could sleep and eat and take care of us instead of fighting. Starflight would love to stop worrying about the prophecy. And Glory has enough to do here, now that she's queen. None of them will fight for our destiny. They certainly won't listen to me if I try to explain that Morrowseer must have been lying. They'll give me that look I always get, the one that says: 'Oh, silly little Sunny and her crazy dreams, isn't she cute and harmless."
― thoughts about the Dragonet Prophecy (The Brightest Night, page 3-4)

"As if acting happy means I don't really care about anything. As if I just need to be distracted and I'll forget about the whole point of our existence and all the dragons who are counting on us. As if my brain were the size of a blueberry, three MOONS."
― thoughts (The Brightest Night, page 19)

"Oh. Your parents were feeling pretty creative."
― to Six-Claws about his name (The Brightest Night, page 35)

"That's not true. You can be whatever you want to be. I mean, I could say, well, I have no barb on my tail, I guess I'm just harmless and useless and should sit in the corner covering my head whenever there's a fight. But I don't want to be useless and I'm not going to do that, not if dragons I care about are in danger."
― to Peril (The Brightest Night, page 135)

"Don't let her make you hate yourself. I can't promise you anything about Clay, but I think — I mean, if I know him at all, I can tell you the way to his heart is by helping his friends."
― to Peril (The Brightest Night, page 147)

"This is a suicide mission. Suicide or genocide, those are your two outcomes. Clay, we can't let this happen."
― to Clay about the MudWings' planned attack on the IceWings (The Brightest Night, page 242)

"Clay's heart, Tsunami's courage, Glory's determination, Starflight's loyalty. I think the wings of fire are inside all of us, inside every dragon."
― thinking about the meaning of "wings of fire" in the prophecy (The Brightest Night, page 284)

"This is your fate — to accept your new queen."
― to Blister about choosing Thorn as the new SandWing queen (The Brightest Night, page 296)

"No, please don't go attack the NightWings! They're all under his spell, don't you see? It's not the tribe who tried to hurt you — it's just Darkstalker. We'll find a way to stop him, but the IceWings and NightWings killing each other isn't the answer."
― to Hailstorm, Narwhal, and Snowfall (Darkness of Dragons, page 294)


  • Both Sunny and Darkstalker dislike sleeping; they both feel as though they are missing something when they sleep.[52][53]
  • On the cover of The Brightest Night, Sunny's tongue is not forked and is pink.[54] However, neither SandWings nor NightWings have pink or non‐forked tongues.[55]
  • When Sunny was still an egg, Thorn called her Beetle, and still did in her mind before meeting her.[56]
  • Sunny has a fear of statues due to the encounter with Orca's statue.[57]
  • Sunny held the Eye of Onyx for a short time, meaning that she is a worthy candidate for the SandWing throne.[58]
  • Sunny is shown with a tail barb two times.[59][60]
  • Sunny was named after Sunshine, Tui's dog.[event 1]
  • Out of all the Wings of Fire characters, Tui considers Sunny to be the most like herself.[event 2]
  • There is a dragon Tui has previously introduced who would be perfect for Sunny; however, she said it was a matter of getting them both in the same place. It is unknown who this dragon is.[event 3]
  • Tui compares the name "Sunny" to the name "Quicksand," saying that she would not seem as bright and bubbly without her current name.[61]
  • Sunny uses her small size to slip out of any hold other dragons may try to put her in.[62]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 The Dragonet Prophecy, page 13
  2. Dragonslayer, page 367
  3. 3.0 3.1 The Dark Secret, page 105
  4. The Hidden Kingdom, page 231
  5. Dragonslayer, page 414
  6. 6.0 6.1 The Dragonet Prophecy, page 41
  7. 7.0 7.1 The Lost Heir, page 169
  8. The Dragonet Prophecy, page 12
  9. The Dragonet Prophecy, page 39
  10. The Dragonet Prophecy, page 49
  11. Moon Rising, page 49
  12. Talons of Power, page 38
  13. Darkness of Dragons, page 27
  14. The Lost Heir, page 260
  15. 15.0 15.1 The Lost Heir, page 219
  16. The Lost Heir, page 182
  17. Darkness of Dragons, page 104
  18. Darkness of Dragons, page 49
  19. Darkness of Dragons, page 52
  20. 20.0 20.1 The Lost Heir, page 4
  21. Darkness of Dragons, page 294
  22. The Lost Heir, page 8
  23. 23.0 23.1 The Lost Heir, page 245
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 The Lost Heir, page 129
  25. 25.0 25.1 25.2 25.3 The Lost Heir, page 165
  26. The Lost Heir, page 171
  27. The Lost Heir, page 44
  28. Darkness of Dragons, page 299
  29. The Lost Heir, page 5
  30. The Lost Heir, page 38
  31. The Lost Heir, page 41
  32. The Lost Heir, page 48
  33. The Lost Heir, page 258
  34. The Brightest Night, page 31
  35. The Brightest Night, page 207
  36. 36.0 36.1 The Brightest Night, epilogue
  37. The Brightest Night, page 134-136
  38. The Brightest Night, page 147-148
  39. The Brightest Night, page 139
  40. The Brightest Night, page 94
  41. The Brightest Night, page 12-13
  42. The Brightest Night, page 207-208
  43. Darkness of Dragons, page 37
  44. The Lost Heir, page 2
  45. The Lost Heir, page 59
  46. The Lost Heir, page 186
  47. The Lost Heir, page 267
  48. The Lost Heir, page 43
  49. The Lost Heir, page 74
  50. The Lost Heir, page 46
  51. The Lost Heir, page 243
  52. The Brightest Night, page 80
  53. Darkstalker, page 211
  54. The Brightest Night English cover
  55. A NightWing Guide to the Dragons of Pyrrhia
  56. The Brightest Night, page 76
  57. The Brightest Night, page 97-98
  58. The Brightest Night, page 293-295
  59. The Dragonet Prophecy (graphic novel), page 184
  60. The Dragonet Prophecy (graphic novel), page 188
  61. Forge Your Dragon World, page 34
  62. The Lost Heir, page 134
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  2. Stated by Tuisource 
  3. Stated by Tuisource 


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


Present: GloryDarkstalkerBattlewinner
Historical: Vigilance



Jade Mountain


Other Dragons


Other Dragons





NightWing island: NightWing tunnels
Lost city of night: Borderland MountainDarkstalker's homeGreat DiamondNightWing libraryNightWing palaceNightWing schoolNorth Beach
Rainforest Kingdom: NightWing village


NightWing Exodus