"I know you don't trust MudWings. I know you obey Shark in everything. But we're talking about the end of the war. You thought nothing you could do would bring peace or save the dragons you care about, but right now you can make all the difference. Just give me the key."
—Tsunami to Snail and Herring, The Lost Heir

Tsunami is an adult female SeaWing and the main protagonist of The Lost Heir. She was formerly a dragonet of destiny and is partly responsible for the end of the War of SandWing Succession. She is the oldest living heir to the SeaWing throne, the headmistress of the Jade Mountain Academy, and currently in a long-distance relationship with Riptide. She is currently traveling across the sea from Pantala towards Pyrrhia with the LeafWings.


Tsunami has dark,[2] deep[3] royal-blue scales[4] like sapphires[5] with pale,[6] emerald-green[7] flecks underneath them.[6] She has sharp white teeth,[8] blue talons,[9] a long neck[10] and a long tail,[11] large,[12] translucent green eyes[13] and azure-blue wings[14] in the color of the sea,[15] that have the royal stripe patterns[16] underneath them.[17]

Although she is described as tall[18] and bigger than Turtle,[19] Tsunami is smaller than Clay,[8] with a sleek and elegant form.[20] One of her wings has a cut near the edge.[21]

Her scales[22] and wings have the same shade of blue as Coral's, due to being her daughter.[23]

She wears several strands of pearls given to her by Coral.[24] Among them is a heavy, smooth,[25] long strand of shimmering pale purple and oddly shaped pearls[26] draped around her neck,[25] as well as one wrapped around her chest and wings.[26]

During her journey to Pantala, she also wore a pouch behind her left foreleg that contained a dreamvisitor.[27]


Tsunami is a fierce, brave, and courageous dragon. She is also bossy, and she often believes that her way is best, taking charge whenever or wherever she can. She is always ready for battle. Her stubborn and fiery nature can result in her behaving recklessly, however, she is sometimes open-minded and thoughtful.

Although Tsunami is confident, she sometimes questions herself and wonders if she is too rash and impatient. This self-consciousness is not without reason. Tsunami can react too quickly or without much thought in intense or angry situations, provoking unneeded conflicts. She is extremely proud and will challenge others if she or her friends are being harmed. Tsunami loves her friends and stays loyal to them, and even if she is snappy and is annoyed with them at times, she does her best to defend and understand them. She has also been described multiple times by her friends to be crazy brave, and confident.

Overall, Tsunami is brave and strong, and although she is can be quite bossy and stubborn, she would do anything for her friends, even if they disagree. Despite being very independent, she is a good leader who enjoys freedom.


The Dragonet Prophecy

The Dragonet Prophecy
Tsunami was brought to the Talons of Peace by a SeaWing named Webs, one of the guardians, who had stolen her egg from the Royal Hatchery after drugging the guards. Her egg was stolen because of its shade of deep blue described in the prophecy, and she was brought to a cave located in the Claws of the Clouds Mountains, where she lived for the first six years of her life. She grew up with resentment and anger towards the guardians about keeping them locked away in what she saw as a prison, away from the world she and her friends had been longing to see, causing her to become understandably rebellious. At the beginning of the book, she interfered in a fight between Clay and Kestrel, one of their caretakers, telling Kestrel to stop picking on Clay.

Tsunami being chained by the guardians

Eventually, she escaped with Clay through the river when they heard Morrowseer demand Glory's death, for being an unsuitable replacement for the unhatched SkyWing egg in the prophecy. Tsunami was chained to a rock column to keep her from preventing the murder of Glory because they were going to drown Glory and Tsunami could swim and save her along with her being able to fight the guardians better than any of the other dragonets. She sang the bar song about the prophecy, like she always did to irritate their guardians, but submitted when Kestrel threatened to chain up her mouth and Clay as well.

After Clay managed to escape down the underground river that ended with a waterfall leading into the Sky Kingdom, she broke free of the chains with the help of Sunny and Starflight's combined fire and rescued Clay from the 'white substance' (possibly sulfur or sulfuric acid) in the underground river that began to dissolve his scales.


Tsunami and Clay being outside for the first time

Escaping the chains had dislocated her wing joint when they came over a waterfall out of the mountain. Clay was luckily able to save her, carrying her safely to the ground. After Clay forcibly fixed it by ramming into it, they crossed paths with a SkyWing who revealed herself to be Queen Scarlet, from whom they escaped after Tsunami impaled her tail in the vulnerable spot into the ground with a scavenger claw (human-made broadsword or greatsword). This later resulted in their capture and imprisonment in the cave, along with Kestrel and the rest of the dragonets. After that, they were taken to the SkyWing prison and got separated.


Tsunami fighting Gill in the arena

During their imprisonment above the SkyWing Arena, she proved to be very temperamental and would lash out at the SkyWing guards, particularly with her strong tail. Due to this, Tsunami was given extra chains to protect the guards. After Clay denounced her as "just one more SeaWing" in front of Scarlet to protect her from the arena, he was forced to fight an IceWing named Fjord. To distract Fjord and save Clay's life

Tsunami and Starflight refusing to fight each other

, she willingly flung herself off her ledge/prison, nearly choking to death and dragging all the other nearby prisoners down with her. However, it gave Glory enough time to kill Fjord with her venom. The guards carried her back up, along with the other prisoners, who were later grumbling that she nearly killed them by jumping off.

Tsunami was surprisingly cowed by Princess Burn. She was taken away after songs about the prophecy, and distrusted Peril, preferring to stay far away from her. Later, she was forced to fight and kill Gill, who, to her horror, was later discovered to be her father. Then she was forced to fight Starflight, and to Scarlet's furious disapproval, they just proceeded to gently embrace each other. She and Starflight were then pitted against four scavengers, then some IceWings, only to be interrupted by Morrowseer, who saved Starflight after killing all of the IceWing prisoners.

She and the rest of the prophecy dragonets managed to escape with the aid of Peril, and they decided to search for their parents. After realizing Clay had unintentionally hurt Glory, she planned a trick to make him think she left for good and that Glory could watch his reaction, so she could realize that he hadn't meant it. When Glory and Clay returned from looking for his parents, they left for the Kingdom of the Sea to meet Tsunami's mother, Queen Coral, and her possible siblings.
The Lost Heir

Tsunami attacking the SkyWing

After escaping from the SkyWing Palace, the dragonets sought refuge in a forest near the Kingdom of the Sea. They spotted a patrol of SkyWings flying overhead and were forced into hiding. Tsunami nearly killed a soldier (when she thought the SkyWing had seen Sunny and was about to bring in the rest of the patrol) who neared the dragonets, which angered the rest of the group. They then began to listen to Starflight's opinions more than Tsunami's, which made her think that her friends didn't want her to save them from danger and that they would rather have the NightWing as their leader instead.

Eager to meet her tribe and to get away from other dragons who didn't appreciate her, she dove into the ocean. There, she spots two SeaWings, later revealed to be Riptide and Nautilus, communicating using Aquatic, the SeaWings' underwater language. After puzzling about this, she waited for one of the SeaWings to leave before coming up to the other, "more handsome" one, who was Riptide. He attempted to communicate with her in Aquatic but failed since Tsunami had never learned Aquatic. When he flashes his stripes at her, she takes it as a test, flashing her stripes back at him. She randomly flashed he stripes semi-mirroring what he did. After he flashed her stripes at her a second time, the other SeaWing suddenly lunged at her.

Tsunami assumed he was trying to attack her and slashed at the SeaWing's snout. Eventually, she surfaced and flew back toward Clay and the others, hoping for some backup. However, after a bit of arguing when Riptide accused her of saying she liked him and has a lot of explaining to do, the other dragon introduced himself as Riptide and offered to take Tsunami and her friends to the Summer Palace. The group then ran into a patrol led by Commander Shark. The commander ordered his guards to kill the dragonets, but Tsunami quickly stopped them by ordering them, as the princess, not to kill them. She immediately became distrustful of Shark, and Riptide is surprised that she dared to contradict Shark.


Tsunami meeting Queen Coral

When they finally made it to the Summer Palace, Queen Coral welcomed her. Tsunami found out that she had a little sister, Anemone, and was slightly jealous of her. It seemed Coral was slightly suspicious of the other dragonets. They were locked up in a cave, but she assured Tsunami that they would be safe, though she protested. Her mother introduced her to a male SeaWing named Whirlpool, who was on her council. Tsunami immediately disliked Whirlpool, considering him boring, annoying, and ugly. Their conversation was interrupted by Moray, who reported that a dead dragon was found a few islands from The Summer Palace and glared at Tsunami. It is revealed to be Kestrel. Tsunami deliberated about whether to tell her friends about their guardian's death.


Queen Coral greeting her daughter in the Missing Princess

They headed to the underwater chambers below one of the waterfalls to sleep. Tsunami immediately went to sleep, and when she woke up, Coral was still sleeping. She talked to Anemone, her little sister, for the first time and got to know her better. Because Tsunami didn't know Aquatic, they first headed into a nearby air pocket under the waterfall. Anemone explained what happened to Princess Orca, who challenged Coral for her throne at the age of seven years. Coral killed her accidentally in the end but dearly missed her. Anemone explains how terrible her life had been growing up, as she had been attached to Coral at all times with a harness. Coral then woke up and invited them to come with her to the pavilion to eat with the Council, where Tsunami accidentally embarrassed herself by eating when the queen has not given permission. A war party reported that the Sky Kingdom was trying to decide who should be the successor of Queen Scarlet. A possible candidate was Ruby, her eldest daughter. Tsunami revealed that they were in the Sky Kingdom not long ago. Coral asked if they saw
Council Meeting

Tsunami in the SeaWing Council

her husband, Gill, who went missing. Tsunami regretfully told her that Gill was dead, and discovers that he was her father. She didn't tell Coral she killed him unknowingly. The Council was dismissed so that Coral could grieve.

Whirlpool found Tsunami and started her first lesson of Aquatic by making her recite a scroll, called The Tragedy Of Orca, written by her mother, Coral. Frustrated, Tsunami stormed off, as she did not learn anything due to the flashes she copied from him completely out of her comprehension and her not knowing anything from the actual scroll. She searched for Riptide who then taught her a few basics of Aquatic, including "I will protect," a phrase she used multiple times later.

When she returned to the Palace, someone or something attacked her in the tunnel and covered her face so she couldn't see. She distracted them by opening and closing her wings twice and flashing her stripes all at once. She then finds Coral to tell her about the attack, however, the queen was more concerned about her eggs than finding out who had attacked her daughter. When they arrived at the hatchery, Coral discovered one of her two eggs had been smashed. Coral blamed Tortoise, who was guarding the room but left to eat an octopus Shark offered to her. As a result, Tortoise was killed by Coral. Tsunami decided to protect the remaining egg, not realizing that meant she would be killed if anything happened to the egg. Using her limited Aquatic she said "I will protect" while holding Coral's last heir.


Tsunami deciding to protect Coral's egg

She left the Deep Palace and met Riptide. She requested his help, and he agreed. They swam to the Summer Palace cavern to check on her friends. The cave was filled with water, and her friends had been neglected and chained up. Furious, Tsunami confronted the guards who had the key. Instead of attacking them, she convinced them to give her the key. She freed her friends and slept with them in a dry cave until the storm passed. Soon, they met Princess Blister and Coral in the Summer Palace, who were hiding from the storm. While talking with Coral, Blister accidentally revealed that she murdered Kestrel by saying her throat was slashed even though she wouldn't have known that. Tsunami discovered that Anemone was an animus, which runs in the royal family. Disobeying Whirlpool, Anemone refused to demonstrate her powers to Blister at first but eventually gave in. Blister noticed Webs spying on them in the canopy and threw him onto Tsunami. Coral recognized him as the one who stole Tsunami's egg and refused his plea for mercy. Shortly afterward, she slammed her tail into his head and left him to fall. Tsunami saved him with the help of Clay. She realized later that Webs had saved her from Orca's sculpture by stealing her egg before the statue could smash it. After seeing Riptide injured, Tsunami bargained with Coral to spare Riptide and Webs if she saved the last egg. Coral refused to let Webs go, yet still reluctantly agreed to save Riptide.

Tsunami decided to wait in the Royal Hatchery for the egg to hatch. However, since she was also an heir, Orca's statue came alive and attacked her. Tsunami used a spear to stab the statue through the mouth and pin it into the ground. She went to grab the egg and when she got it, it hatched a small green dragonet who was soon named Auklet. She kicked open the door, and the statue went inactive, as it was enchanted only to kill when there was no one to see it. She found out that the statue was enchanted by her sister, Orca, who was secretly an animus. She then alerted her mother, who had the statue destroyed.

Orca's Statue vs. Tsunami

Tsunami fighting Orca's Statue

Blister encouraged the dragonets to choose her but the dragonets refused to do so until they got the entire picture. Blister convinced Coral to throw them in her prison. Anemone arrived in the prison and used her animus magic to find out that Whirlpool was the one who had attacked Tsunami. Whirlpool revealed that he planned to kill Tsunami and marry Anemone, but since Blister planned to use her animus powers to win the war, she probably wouldn't survive, and he said that he had changed his mind to choose Auklet. Anemone used a spear to hit Whirlpool, who then fell into the electric eel moat. The eels then promptly shocked and killed him. Tsunami and her friends used this opportunity to jump through the waterfall and escape. They escaped just in time to see the SkyWings and the MudWings attack the Summer Palace. Tsunami and the others found and freed Riptide and Webs. They met Crocodile, who was revealed to be a traitor to the Talons of Peace. Glory spat her venom into her eyes, almost certainly kill her. However, Blister suddenly attacked and attempted to kill Webs by stabbing towards his heart with the venomous barb on her tail, but she missed and scratched his tail instead. The dragonets decided to go to the Rainforest Kingdom, to see if the RainWings knew how to cure SandWing poison and meet Glory's family.
The Hidden Kingdom
The dragonets are traveling through the Mud Kingdom with Webs when they find two MudWing soldiers dead. Tsunami wanted to stop and investigate but was outvoted by the other dragonets. The MudWing soldiers had mentioned a monster that resides within the rainforest. They continue to the Rainforest Kingdom. However, all of them except Glory and Starflight are knocked unconscious with sleep darts by the RainWings. The RainWings take them to the village and insist that it is the best way to meet new visitors.

The dragonets soon wake up in the RainWing village, and Tsunami yells at Jambu for knocking them out. She then tells Sunny to stay still so she could kill and eat Silver (Glory's sloth) but Glory stops her, tells her that Silver was hers, and Tsunami asked her if she meant that Glory is going to eat the sloth. Glory tells her that Silver is her pet and not to make snide comments. Tsunami yells at Glory, saying, "Me? You're telling ME not to make snide comments?" then Clay and Sunny stop them from fighting.

She and the dragonets decide to meet with the current queen for advice on the Web's injury. Queen Magnificent advises them to ask the healers for advice, though it is unlikely they would be able to cure it, due to the RainWings' lack of knowledge about curing SandWing venom.

She and the dragonets go look for the monster who has been making several RainWings disappear. They find a strange, dark hole, and Mangrove quickly leaps through it to try to find Orchid. The dragonets, along with Jambu, Glory's older brother, also come through the tunnel to find and bring back Mangrove.

They arrive in the Kingdom of Sand and head to the Ice Kingdom to see if Blaze is holding the RainWings prisoner and to meet her. Soon, while Tsunami and the other dragonets are sleeping, Glory wanders off to investigate some smoke, disguised as an IceWing. She finds a NightWing named Deathbringer, who plans to kill her and most of her friends, the dragonets of the prophecy. She arrives back to warn the others, but she is still disguised as an IceWing and made Starflight jump up, and the other dragonets as well. Tsunami tells Glory severely that she nearly hit her with her tail, and Glory tells her that she nearly bit her snout when she was snoring. Then she and the dragonets finally decide that Jambu should accompany Glory to infiltrate Blaze's fortress to find Mangrove and (possibly) the prisoners. Glory, Jambu, and Mangrove bring back Blaze to meet the dragonets. Jambu and Mangrove head back to the Rainforest Kingdom. Suddenly, Deathbringer attempts to assassinate Blaze. He only scrapes her neck and injures Tsunami's wing but he is then chased away by the dragonets. Queen Glacier and some IceWings are seen arriving at their location. They leave for the tunnel, leaving Blaze for the IceWings to tend to her neck wound.

The dragonets arrive in the Rainforest Kingdom again and hear a dragon stamping in the undergrowth. Tsunami attempts to attack the dragon but is distracted by Deathbringer whistling the dragonets' song. Glory decides to use herself as bait once her friends have left to tell the others. The monster is revealed to be the NightWing tribe (when Glory gets captured by them), who captured RainWings and took them to their secret island home to research their venom. With the help of Clay and Deathbringer, Glory escapes with Kinkajou. They return to the rainforest and go to alert the others while Deathbringer stays behind.

After seeing that Magnificent would not rescue the RainWings, Glory challenges to kill her for the throne. However, Handsome insists on following an old RainWing tradition, which is a series of RainWing competitions. Glory is forced to pick out her team when Magnificent states that Queen Exquisite, Queen Grandeur, Queen Dazzling, and Queen Fruit Bat are also queens and that they should participate as well. Glory selects Kinkajou, Jambu, Mangrove, and Tamarin for her team.

Glory ultimately wins the competition and becomes the new queen of the RainWings.
The Dark Secret
Starflight used a dreamvisitor to visit Tsunami's dream. There, he witnessed her having a nightmare about Anemone turning evil and killing their father. Glory had Tsunami train the RainWings for the upcoming war with the NightWings - a task made no easier by their lazy behavior. She was overjoyed when Starflight returned to the group and aided in freeing the RainWings from the NightWing island.
The Brightest Night
Tsunami first appeared bursting out of the tunnel to the volcano and yelling at everybody to back up as Clay hurriedly brings Starflight through. After Sunny was kidnapped, she is mentioned when Sunny notes that she couldn't hear Tsunami yelling orders anymore. She is later seen when the three NightWings use the Obsidian Mirror to spy on Glory, and she says that Sunny is way too cheerful to notice the prophecy was fake. This causes indignation from Sunny, who is automatically annoyed by her friends' lack of understanding. When Sunny returned from Burn's stronghold and Jade Mountain, Tsunami was battle training some RainWings. Once Tsunami sees Sunny, she hugs her and yells at her for worrying her. Sunny explains where she had been in the healer's hut with Starflight, Clay, Glory, and Tsunami, telling of her entire adventure and eventually her official idea. Later, Tsunami comes with Sunny and Ochre to find the Talons of Peace to get through to Blister. Tsunami then meets Riptide again and he says he will be at the stronghold. She appears at the final showdown, being one of the dragons to hold down Clay as Peril burned out the poison. In the epilogue, she is seen discussing the idea of Jade Mountain Academy with her fellow dragonets, suggesting to invite Anemone and Auklet.

The Jade Mountain Prophecy

Moon Rising
She is first seen when Moonwatcher arrives at the school with Secretkeeper, as Coral, Anemone, and Auklet come by to drop Anemone off. This is when she first meets her brother, Turtle, and is briefly angry with her mother for failing to mention his existence. She is delighted to see them and bustles them back into the cave. She is later seen in the meeting room for the Jade Winglet, and still has her leadership properties as in the first arc, as shown when she said she was the Head of the School. She then claimed that no one should argue with her, refusing Winter's request to a separate cave, and declared they go hunting. When the topic of NightWings was brought up, she mentally agreed with their negative statements but tried to avoid the conversation for the sake of Moon, jumping up to take the Jade Winglet hunting.
Winter Turning
Riptide mentioned her when Winter, Moonwatcher, Kinkajou, and Qibli found the Talons of Peace, asking if Tsunami had a message for him.
Escaping Peril
Tsunami accompanied Clay and Sunny when Queen Ruby came to collect Carnelian's body. When one of Ruby's guards accused Peril of killing Carnelian, Tsunami firmly states that it was a fire that killed Carnelian, not Peril, even though she doesn't "like Peril any more than you do." When Ex-Queen Scarlet threw the false Glory head at the dragonets, Tsunami's roar "should have flattened the mountains and ripped holes in the sky," and she shoots after Scarlet into the sky. Later, as Turtle and Peril were talking with the Talons of Peace by the river, Turtle asked that if they encountered Tsunami on their search for Scarlet to inform her that it was not, in fact, Glory's head that was decapitated.
Talons of Power
Tsunami has a conversation with Sunny, overheard by Turtle. They were talking about how Thorn lost some prisoners (confirmed to be Fierceteeth and Strongwings). In it, she expresses that she doesn't like prophecies, finding them complicated, unnecessary, and most of all, overly cryptic and mysterious.
Darkness of Dragons
When it is revealed to the staff that Ostrich is missing, Tsunami begins ranting about how disastrous the school has gone, saying it shouldn't be so hard to sit in a classroom and learn. She yells at Qibli for running off with the rest of his Winglet, and when he defends himself, bringing up the prophecy, she refuses to listen. She argues that Qibli shouldn't leave school and no one should be allowed to. She quickly and eagerly agrees with the idea to message Darkstalker for help while Qibli runs off to find Ostrich. She was also given one of Qibli's earrings. Later on, it is revealed in the Obsidian Mirror that she was captured by an unknown dragon and was trapped somewhere. Towards the end, Fatespeaker and Starflight went to rescue Tsunami. She was mentioned in the NightWing Palace dungeons where Qibli and Foeslayer had met, with Foeslayer confirming Tsunami's location in a cave somewhere in the rainforest and handing him a scrap of paper which had Tsunami's location written on it. Foeslayer said that she had intercepted the SeaWing dragonet on her way to the rainforest and also mentioned that Tsunami had been a bit 'shouty.' In the epilogue, she is mentioned to have been rescued and is back at Jade Mountain.

The Lost Continent Prophecy

The Hive Queen
In the prologue, Qibli gets Tsunami and Turtle to meet up with Moon and Luna. Moon's prophecy is spoken, and Tsunami gets frustrated and says she wants nothing more to do with prophecies. Qibli then suggests that the two SeaWings can swim to Pantala. She later appears in the epilogue alongside Turtle. They had just finished swimming to Pantala. According to the décor, they had just arrived in the Poison Jungle. The siblings almost got attacked by a large poisonous snake, but they were saved by Willow, a LeafWing (SapWing).
The Poison Jungle
Tsunami and Turtle are residing in the SapWing village in Sequoia's residence when Sundew first encounters them. Turtle has become ill from drinking too much river water, but Tsunami is still alert and active and is apparently on friendly terms with Willow. Later, when the threat of the imminent HiveWing invasion is announced, Tsunami is present to hear Sequoia recall the Legend of the Hive while Sundew, Cricket (with Bumblebee), Nettle, and Mandrake are sent to the Eye of the Jungle to find Hawthorn, Tsunami stays behind to recount everything she has learned about the current situation to her friends in Jade Mountain Academy, using a dreamvisitor, which Cricket finds fascinating. Afterward, she also studied the Book of Clearsight with Turtle to see if they could find something on Pyrrhia but were unsuccessful. After Sundew and her friends return from the Eye of the Jungle with Hawthorn, Hazel discovers a map by Clearsight that shows Pantala and Pyrrhia, as well as the islands between them. When the remaining LeafWings and SilkWings leave Pantala, she and Turtle go with them, guiding them to the islands on Clearsight's map as they make their way to Pyrrhia.


Tsunami was the "blue" dragon that Wren and Sky saw with four other dragons. Later in the story, she appears again, fighting Rowan, Cardinal, Cranberry, and Arbutus alongside Starflight in the SkyWing Arena. A little while after, she appears again as Leaf escapes the Sky Kingdom.


Tsunami is briefly mentioned by Fierceteeth in multiple notes. She doesn't appear in the book, but Fierceteeth states that she wants Tsunami and the other dragonets dead.



Clay is the MudWing Dragonet of Destiny. Tsunami thinks of him as a brother, as well as a very close friend. They are usually around each other. Since Clay was a MudWing he could hold his breath for an hour, so they went through the underground river to escape their Mountain home in The Dragonet Prophecy. Tsunami describes Clay and Sunny as being "the most trustworthy members of the group." She mentions once having a crush on him, saying that she always imagined she would date him because she had never met any other dragons, though it ended when she found out that he only saw her and the other dragonets as brothers and sisters. She is very close to Clay, and they work together due to a few of their similar abilities.


Starflight is often shushed by Tsunami because of his constant lecturing. In The Lost Heir, Tsunami was annoyed when he tried to take command of the group. Tsunami and Starflight have known each other since they hatched, same as the other dragonets of destiny. In The Lost Heir, Tsunami states that she had a crush on Starflight before she found out he was a know-it-all and can be super annoying. She appears to love him as a brother or a friend, as shown when she refused to kill him in the SkyWing arena.


Tsunami is shown to be constantly annoyed by Glory's sarcastic personality. She describes Glory as the "least trustworthy" and calls her venom "magical death spit" (after Sunny called it that), much to Glory's annoyance and a little bit of anger. They often argue and Glory seems to always snap at her behaviors of "leap before you look." Despite this, she and Glory have known each other since hatching, they care about each other a lot, and they often assist each other with tasks. This is shown when Glory helps Tsunami formulate an escape plan, and also when Tsunami tricks Clay and Sunny into thinking that Glory left the brigade to go by herself. In The Hidden Kingdom, Glory states that Tsunami has gotten better and become a better dragon since the events of The Lost Heir.


Tsunami seems to think of Sunny as a little sister, being the last to hatch. She is concerned about the well-being of Sunny, and although she sometimes doesn't realize it, she underestimates Sunny a lot. In The Brightest Night, when Sunny used the obsidian mirror, Tsunami claimed Sunny would "get over the prophecy" and would "forget about it once she has something to distract her." Sunny says Tsunami never liked the prophecy anyway. Like the other dragonets, Tsunami has known Sunny since they hatched. Tsunami considers Sunny and Clay "the most trustworthy members of the group."


Tsunami was initially very wary and mistrusting of Peril because she killed so many dragons in such a horrible way through her firescales, not bothering to stand up against Scarlet and fighting back. When Peril tries to burn her chains, Tsunami is hesitant at first, telling her to go away instead. Clay talks to her and she reluctantly allows Peril to free her, accepting that it'd be the only solution in their current situation. When the dragonets are leaving the Sky Kingdom, Tsunami tells Clay and Peril to speed up the "touching good-bye." Tsunami has also been shown to consider Peril as a psycho. In The Brightest Night, when Peril saves Clay by burning out the poison, Tsunami is speechless yet grateful, though she does not verbally express it. However, when Clay suggests they invite Peril to their school, Tsunami gets worried about the idea. In Moon Rising, Tsunami suspected Peril of setting off the bomb that killed Carnelian and Bigtail before Sunny pointed out that it was impossible. In Escaping Peril, Tsunami is still shown to lack trust towards the SkyWing, admitting to Ruby that she doesn't like her.


Tsunami was not very afraid of Kestrel during training, shown when Kestrel is beating Clay up, Tsunami bit Kestrel on the weak spot on a dragon's tail and told her to "stop picking on Clay." She seems to be the one that dislikes Kestrel the most, second only to Glory. She doesn't want to go back and save Kestrel but does anyway because of Clay's insistence. Tsunami still shows dislike towards her mentor when they are leaving the Sky Kingdom, taking a threatening step towards her before Kestrel flies away.


Tsunami was never close to Webs, despite him being the only other SeaWing she knew as a dragonet. While she appreciated that he was the only guardian who actually cared about the dragonets, she thought he should have tried harder to protect them. She was also angry with Webs for stealing her egg, as she believes he had cheated her of her life as a princess in the Sea Kingdom.


Coral is the mother of Tsunami. While Tsunami mostly adores her mother, she often questions her ways of ruling and judgment and is sometimes even frightened by it. Tsunami believes that some of the queen's ways are scary and harsh, such as slaughtering her guards brutally and publicly to punish them. Coral is an excellent author but she does ignore her sons a lot, giving them some attention-seeking problems, which can be seen in Turtle.


Gill was Tsunami's father, killed in the SkyWing arena by his own daughter. Tsunami snapped his neck in half, not knowing that he was her father until Coral told her. She thought he was just a dehydrated mad SeaWing. When she found out that they were related, she was overcome with guilt. In The Dark Secret, Tsunami is shown to dream about him.


Riptide was the first SeaWing Tsunami met in the Kingdom of the Sea. She thought of him as handsome and considered marrying him instead of Whirlpool. He taught her some Aquatic and saved her when she was being attacked by an unknown SeaWing (later revealed to be Whirlpool). When Coral and Blister claimed he couldn't be trusted because Webs was his father, she stood up for him. He later admitted that he had been working with the Talons of Peace. Tsunami was upset that Riptide lied to her. At the end of The Lost Heir, Riptide headed to help his fellow SeaWings fight. He reappears for a short time in The Brightest Night when Tsunami mentions that she wants to be mad at him, but she was really happy to see him. In Moon Rising, Moon saw a vision of a blue dragonet in Jade Mountain Academy. The blue dragonet is presumed to be Tsunami and Riptide's dragonet. In Winter Turning, Riptide asks Moon, "You must know Tsunami. How is she? Did she send you? Was there a message for me?" To which Moon replied, "She thinks about you all the time," and "She wants to hear from you." Riptide feels that it would be better to wait for Tsunami to contact him. However, Tui recently confirmed that the two are dating and that they love each other very much. She was stated to have a flash of jealousy when Riptide looked at Glory in The Lost Heir. His whole face lit up when Tsunami was mentioned, and Moonwatcher said that Tsunami thinks of Riptide all the time, and wants to hear from him.[28]


Whirlpool attempts to teach Tsunami Aquatic but proves to be a terrible teacher. Coral wishes for Whirlpool to be King of the SeaWings when Tsunami or Anemone is queen. Tsunami hates Whirlpool, preferring Riptide over him. Whirlpool also tried to kill Tsunami because he did not want to marry her. This is proven when Anemone enchants a spear to find Tsunami's attacker using the animus powers that he "taught" her, which later appeared to be genetic abilities.


At first, Tsunami is disappointed that she has a sister, and thus, another heir to compete with. Later, though, Tsunami bonds with Anemone and they trust each other like friends. This is shown when Anemone aids the dragonets in their escape. Tsunami deeply worries about Anemone and hopes she doesn't lose her soul like other animus dragons and promises to end the war before her younger sister is forced to use her powers. When the war was over, Tsunami invited her over to their new school, Jade Mountain Academy. However, she thinks that Anemone might be a bit haughty to her other students.


Shark is Tsunami's uncle, but she hates him. Tsunami believed he was responsible for the death of the heirs and was suspicious when he gave Tortoise a break from guarding the eggs, but she then found out that Orca's enchanted statue was the assassin. Shark is shown to not trust the dragonets of destiny, wanting to kill them. This enrages Tsunami, leading her to hate him even more.


Tsunami saved Auklet's egg from Orca's statue and watched her hatch. She thinks of Auklet as very dignified. When Coral dropped Anemone and Turtle at Jade Mountain Academy, it is shown that Auklet wants to attend as well, but is told she is not old enough.


Turtle is one of Tsunami's several brothers, one out of thirty-two. Tsunami is surprised about this at first but quickly grows to love her brother, saying that he is "probably the best of them," since he was the one who came to Jade Mountain Academy. Whenever she sees him, she seems to either be relieved or happy. The two of them swam to Pantala together in the epilogue of The Hive Queen.


Tsunami seems to slightly distrust Deathbringer, possibly because of the fact that he once threw a sharp disk through her wing. Despite this, she seems to have some respect for him even though she is not particularly fond of him and even once threatened to "knock him off the mountain." She rolled her eyes when she saw the look he gave Glory, possibly indicating that she doesn't approve of their relationship. However, Deathbringer helped the dragonets of destiny build Jade Mountain Academy. Also, Deathbringer constantly calls the dragonets his friends, although Glory, Sunny, and possibly Clay, are the only Dragonets that think of him as a friend. Tsunami and Starflight don't seem to have much of an opinion.


Tsunami and Turtle are saved by Willow from a large snake in the epilogue of The Hive Queen. When Willow commands the two not to move, Tsunami obeys instantly, seeming to acknowledge the 'note of authority' in the LeafWing's voice. As a dragon not keen on following orders, Tsunami's willingness to obey Willow may suggest that she respects Willow. In The Poison Jungle, Tsunami is seen to get along amicably with Willow, who visits her and Turtle. The two are on close enough terms that Willow has no issue calling Sundew her girlfriend in front of Tsunami.


Tsunami seems to be fine with Bumblebee, despite Bumblebee disliking Tsunami. She took care of Bumblebee, giving Bumblebee an amused look when Sundew told her to look after the dragonet.


Tsunami most likely trusts and is fond of Cricket but annoyed with all her questions.

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"Hey sparkling teeth. I totally love three of your claws, but not the others, and I wish your nose was a herring so I could eat it, and also your wings sound like sharks snoring."
― to Riptide in Aquatic, accidentally (The Lost Heir, page 35)

"General, can I take a nap? General, I need a papaya! General, my claws are tired! General, look, a butterfly! SOMEONE IS GETTING STABBED IN THE FACE IF YOU DON'T SHUT UP."
― about the RainWings she's been assigned to train in evasive maneuvers (The Dark Secret, page 111)

"I will protect."
― to Coral in Aquatic, about protecting Auklet's egg (The Lost Heir, page 151)

"Where have you BEEN? Do you know how WORRIED we've been? How could you DO that to us? I was so sure that the NightWings did something to you that I nearly threw them all back to the volcano! We've had search parties out every day, but not ONE SIGN of you ANYWHERE! Not even Deathbringer, well, he said he smelled you over to the west, but who trusts him, NOT ME IS WHO. I haven't slept in days, Sunny! DAYS!"
― to Sunny, after she returns from being lost (The Brightest Night, page 209-210)

"I order you not to die. Clay, stop, STOP IT. Stop dying RIGHT NOW."
― to Clay (The Brightest Night, page 280)

"Well, except she didn't tell me about the stealth RainWing bodyguards she put on me. That was pretty hilarious. Everyone should suddenly have the air turn into seven bright purple dragons yelling hysterically every time she gets attacked."
― to Starflight when he, Fatespeaker, and Flame are "captured" by RainWings (The Dark Secret, page 222)

"By all the moons, Sunny, look — a student from the Jade Winglet is actually HERE! At SCHOOL, where they're SUPPOSED to be! What a glorious honor. Is it my hatching day? Or am I hallucinating?"
― to Sunny, upon seeing Turtle (Talons of Power, page 27-28)

"Wait, WHAT? Disem-what now?"
― to Moonwatcher (Talons of Power, page 52)

"I can make a stab at comforting! Let me try … um … hey, it's only two dragons, right? Ah, they won't be able to do anything. Deathbringer will totally stop them if they go anywhere near her. I mean, that is his entire purpose in life, as far as I can tell. And if they kill him, Glory will take them down with her magical death spit. So don't worry, pat pat pat."
― to Sunny, talking about Fierceteeth and Strongwings escaping (Talons of Power, page 27)

"Hey, Starflight. Don't explode with joy or anything, but I have a historical question for you. […] I have no idea. Is there an Era of Sinister Bad Guys? What do you know about a dragon called Darkstalker?"
― to Starflight (Talons of Power, page 31)

"We swam, SeaWings can breathe underwater. So we'd swim until we got tired, take a nap at the bottom of the sea, eat some fish, and then keep going. It felt like heading off to the edge of the world. For most of the trip, we couldn't see any land in any direction- may be an island in the distance unless we were hallucinating those. But we were trying to stay on a course due west, following the stars if my brother has any idea what he's talking about. It took us about four days of almost nonstop swimming, but I bet I could have done it in three by myself. I'm not sure if Turtle is really sick or just still recovering from all that exercise."
― to Sundew and Willow, explaining how she and Turtle got to Pantala (The Poison Jungle, page 122-123)


  • Tsunami is one of the five dragons whose description does not match their appearance shown on the book cover.
    • In the books Tsunami has a spiral glow pattern on her wings, it is not illustrated on the cover of The Lost Heir. This may be because Tsunami did not light up her wings, or it was a mistake.
    • In Talons of Power (among other books), Tsunami is described as being deep blue (similar to her egg), but on the cover of The Lost Heir, she has dark to light turquoise scales.
    • The Dragonet Prophecy and The Lost Heir state that Tsunami has translucent green eyes. On the cover of The Lost Heir, she has bluish-white eyes. This may be an error or an effect of the underwater light.
  • Tsunami is stated to have a terrible, croaky singing voice.
  • She likes her name because it is fierce and scary. She also likes Riptide's name for the same reason.
  • Tsunami states that she had "fleeting crushes" on Starflight and Clay when she was younger, but she quickly grew out of it since Starflight was too annoying and Clay treated the other dragonets of destiny like brother and sisters.
  • In The Dragonet Prophecy, Tsunami's royal SeaWing patterns are missing. However, in The Lost Heir (graphic novel) the pattern is shown on her wings, although it is very small.
    • Tsunami's face shape changes from long and straight in The Dragonet Prophecy (graphic novel) to short and round in The Lost Heir (graphic novel).
  • Despite her aggressive nature, she has only ever killed two dragons (Gill in The Dragonet Prophecy and an unnamed SkyWing in The Lost Heir). This was when she was forced to fight in Scarlet's battle arena and when the SkyWings were attacking the Summer Palace.
  • Tsunami has appeared in eleven of the books in the main series (The Dragonet Prophecy, The Lost Heir, The Hidden Kingdom, The Dark Secret, The Brightest Night, Moon Rising, Escaping Peril, Talons of Power, Darkness of Dragons, The Hive Queen, and The Poison Jungle), and has been mentioned in two (Winter Turning and Prisoners), giving her the most appearances in the main series.


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