Tsunami is an adult female SeaWing and the main protagonist of The Lost Heir. She was formerly a dragonet of destiny and is partially responsible for the end of the War of SandWing Succession. She is the oldest living heir to the SeaWing throne, the headmistress of Jade Mountain Academy, and is in a long-distance relationship with Riptide. She is currently flying across the sea from Pyrrhia towards Pantala as one of the eleven selected representatives.
- 1 Appearance
- 2 Personality
- 3 Biography
- 4 Relationships
- 5 Family Tree
- 6 Quotes
- 7 Trivia
- 8 Gallery
- 9 References
Tsunami's scales and wings are the same shade of blue as Coral's. Tsunami has dark, deep royal-blue scales like sapphires, that have pale, emerald-green flecks underneath them, and shimmer like cobalt glass in torchlight. She has sharp white teeth, blue talons, a long neck, a long tail, large, translucent green eyes, and azure-blue wings the color of the sea, that have the royal stripe patterns underneath them. She is described as tall and bigger than Turtle, but smaller than Clay, with a sleek and elegant form. One of her wings has a cut near the edge.
She wears several strands of pearls given to her by Coral. Among them is a heavy, smooth, long strand of shimmering pale purple and oddly shaped pearls draped around her neck, as well as one wrapped around her chest and wings. During her journey to Pantala, she wore a pouch behind her left foreleg that contained a dreamvisitor. She has a brash voice.
Tsunami is snarky, brisk, buoyant, and does not typically wait for permission before acting. She does not trust prophecies or animus magic, and she is angry, ferocious, and a famously formidable warrior. She shouts often and is not terrific at answering polite questions, and she sometimes makes specific, alarmingly detailed threats.
After the events of The Lost Heir, however, Tsunami started thinking more open-minded instead of always tackling troubles headfirst with violence, and tries to start thinking more like Starflight.
Although she is quite confident, Tsunami often questions herself and wonders if she is too rash and impatient. This self-consciousness is not without reason – Tsunami may 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. As shown throughout the series, Tsunami can also be quite sarcastic around her friends and authority figures such as Kestrel or Commander Shark. She also constantly challenges said figures of authority.
Overall, Tsunami is brave and strong, although she can be quite bossy and stubborn. She would do anything to protect her friends, even if they disagree to the latter. Despite being very independent, she is a good leader who enjoys freedom. Tsunami also hates prophecies.
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 for 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.
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.
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.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, 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 and the other prisoners, who were later grumbling that she nearly killed them by jumping off, back up.
Tsunami was surprisingly cowed by Princess Burn. She was taken away after the prisoners sang about the prophecy, and when she encountered Peril, she was distrusting of her — preferring to stay a safe distance away. 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 embrace each other gently. 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 had not 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|
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 did not 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 get away from other dragons who did not 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 her stripes, 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.
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 debated about whether to tell her friends about their guardian's death.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, and got to know her better for the first time. Because Tsunami did not 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. 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 her husband, Gill, who went missing. Tsunami regretfully told her that Gill was dead and discovered that he was her father. She did not 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 and found 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 could not 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 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.
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. They soon met Princess Blister and Coral in the Summer Palace, hiding from the storm. While talking with Coral, Blister accidentally revealed that she murdered Kestrel by saying her throat was slashed even though she would not 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 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, secretly an animus. She then alerted her mother, who had the statue destroyed.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 would not 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 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 killing her. However, Blister suddenly attacked and attempted to kill Webs by stabbing at 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 were 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 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, 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 could not 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 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
|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 Jade Winglet meeting room 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.|
|Tsunami 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 Tsunami had been one of the dragons who had confirmed that the NightWings had no more powers. Riptide later mentioned her when Winter, Moonwatcher, Kinkajou, and Qibli found the Talons of Peace, asking if Tsunami had a message for him.|
|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 does not "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). She expresses that she does not 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 should not 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 should not 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 Moonwatcher 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.|
|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, 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.|
|The Dangerous Gift|
|Tsunami was seen with the Pantalans as they landed in the Ice Kingdom. There she meets up with Snowfall and calls her the queen of grumps. More information flying in soon …|
|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 does not appear in the book, but Fierceteeth states that she wants Tsunami and the other dragonets dead.|
Tsunami is initially disappointed that she has a sister and another heir to compete with for the throne. Tsunami eventually bonds with Anemone, and they trust each other. This is shown when Anemone aids the dragonets in their escape. Tsunami deeply worries about Anemone and hopes she does not 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 is haughty to her other students. She believes that Anemone is acting better ever since she decided to never use her magic again.
Tsunami named her little sister after saving Auklet's egg from Orca's statue and watched her hatch. She thinks of Auklet as very dignified, and is happy to see Auklet when she visits.
Tsunami thinks of Clay as a brother, as well as a very close friend. Tsunami describes him and Sunny as being "the most trustworthy of the bunch." She mentions once having a crush on him, 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 their similar abilities.
Coral is Tsunami's mother. While Tsunami mostly adores her mother, she often questions Coral's ruling and judgment. Tsunami believes that some of the queen's ways are scary and harsh, such as slaughtering her guards brutally and publicly to punish them.
Tsunami distrusts Deathbringer, possibly because he once threw a sharp disk through her wing and threatened to kill the dragonets of destiny. Despite this, she has some respect for him. She rolled her eyes when she saw the look he gave Glory, possibly indicating that she does not approve of their relationship.
Tsunami snapped Gill's neck in the SkyWing arena, not knowing that he was her father until Coral told her. When she found out that they were related, she was overcome with guilt. In The Dark Secret, Tsunami is shown to have a nightmare about him.
Tsunami is shown to be constantly annoyed by Glory's sarcastic personality. She describes Glory as the "least trustworthy" and teases her venom by dubbing it "magical death spit", much to Glory's annoyance. They often argue, but despite the latter, they care about each other greatly. 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 become a better dragon since the events of The Lost Heir.
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 does not 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. Though she was shocked when she found her former guardian dead and was furious at Princess Blister for doing so and lying about it.
Tsunami was initially very wary and mistrusting of Peril, as she killed many dragons with her firescales, not bothering to stand up against Scarlet and fighting back. When Peril tried to burn her chains, Tsunami was hesitant. She has also considered Peril as a psychopath. In The Brightest Night, when Peril saved Clay by burning out the poison, Tsunami was speechless yet grateful. However, when Clay suggested they invited Peril to their school, Tsunami was worried about the idea. In Moon Rising, Tsunami suspected Peril of setting off the bomb that killed Carnelian and Bigtail. In Escaping Peril, Tsunami was still shown to lack trust towards Peril, admitting to Ruby that she did not like the SkyWing. Despite this, she does not wish harm to Peril.
Riptide is supportive of Tsunami, and he is physically affectionate towards her. He 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 attacked by an unknown SeaWing. She stood up for him after Coral and Blister claimed he could not be trusted with Webs as his father. When he later admitted that he had been working with the Talons of Peace, Tsunami was upset that Riptide lied to her. In The Brightest Night, Tsunami mentioned that she wanted to be mad at him, but she was delighted to see him. The two are in a long-distance relationship.[event 1]
In Winter Turning, Moonwatcher told Riptide that Tsunami thought of him all the time and wanted to hear from him.
Shark is Tsunami's uncle, but she hates him, stating that "One day I will be queen, and Shark never be anything but a soldier." Tsunami believed he was responsible for the heirs' deaths and was suspicious when he gave Tortoise a break from guarding the eggs. Shark was shown not to trust the dragonets of destiny, wanting to kill them, which enraged Tsunami even further.
Tsunami often shushes Starflight of his lecturing. In The Lost Heir, Tsunami was annoyed when he tried to command the group. In The Lost Heir, Tsunami states that she once had a crush on Starflight before discovering he was a know-it-all. She appears to love him as a brother or a friend, as shown when she refused to kill him in the SkyWing arena, hugging him instead.
Sundew seemed surprised when she first met Tsunami, but she gradually warmed up to her as she proved her worth. She does not seem to have any objection to Cricket leaving Bumblebee with Tsunami. In The Dangerous Gift, Tsunami and Sundew are seen yelling at each other, showing that they can get on each other's nerves, even though they usually agree with each other.
Tsunami seems to think of Sunny as a little sister, being the last to hatch. She is concerned about Sunny's well-being, and although she sometimes does not realize it, she underestimates Sunny's worth for her always being optimistic and agreeable. 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." Tsunami considers Sunny and Clay "the most trustworthy of the bunch."
Turtle is one of Tsunami's thirty-two brothers. 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 only 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.
Despite him being the only other SeaWing she knew as a dragonet, Tsunami was never close to Webs. 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.
Whirlpool attempts to teach Tsunami Aquatic but proves to be a terrible teacher. Coral wished for Whirlpool to be king of the SeaWings whenever Tsunami or Anemone becomes queen. Tsunami hated Whirlpool, preferring Riptide over him. Whirlpool also tried to kill Tsunami when he did not agree to marrying her.
Willow saves Tsunami and Turtle from an anaconda in the epilogue of The Hive Queen. She respects Willow. In The Poison Jungle, Tsunami gets 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.
- "Oh no. […] I've never seen Kestrel be mean before! That'll be so unexpected and out of character!"
- ― to Clay about Kestrel (The Dragonet Prophecy, page 6)
- "Really, What else are you going to do to me?! What if I feel like singing all night?"
- ― to Kestrel (The Dragonet Prophecy (graphic novel), page 37)
- "Watch out, Clay! […] It's really dangerous! You might stub a claw!"
- ― teasing Clay (The Dragonet Prophecy, page 54)
- "I'm a big thing with teeth."
- ― to Starflight explaining why she should go in the water (The Lost Heir, page 7)
- "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)
- "I will protect."
- ― to Coral in Aquatic, about protecting Auklet's egg (The Lost Heir, page 151)
- "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)
- "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)
- "Same. […] I'm afraid if I go home, Mother will somehow get a harness on me, or at least watch me every moment of the day. And it'll be easier to learn Aquatic here than in the Deep Palace, where there would be a million eyes on me all the time and hardly any chances to come up the surface to talk. […] Worse, no one could understand me. How would I boss anyone around?"
- ― to the dragonets of destiny (The Brightest Night, page 177)
- "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, when he got bitten by a dragonbite viper (The Brightest Night, page 280)
- "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)
- "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)
- "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 — maybe 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's gills flutter when she is angry.
- Tsunami is stated to have a terrible, croaky singing voice "like a thousand bullfrogs yelling at once." She is also tone-deaf.
- On the cover of The Lost Heir, Tsunami has blue eyes, although she is described to have green eyes.
- On the cover of The Lost Heir, Tsunami is missing the patterns of spirals under her wings, which is a characteristic of the royal family.
- 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 siblings.
Present: Abalone • Flounder • Herring • Kelp • Lagoon • Nautilus • Pearl • Piranha • Riptide • Snail • Snapper • Squid • Tempest • Tortoise • Urchin • Webs • Whirlpool