Whiteout was a female NightWing-IceWing hybrid dragonet who was introduced in Darkstalker. She attended the NightWing school and lived in the lost city of night until she fled the city alongside Listener. She was in a relationship with Thoughtful, and had weak mind reading and prophetic abilities. She was Darkstalker's younger sister, and the daughter of Hope and Arctic.
Whiteout had black scales with hints of dark sapphire blue, a narrow, elegant head, and startling cool, pale blue eyes. She had icy blue-white wings that were dotted with a scattering of jet-black scales. Her sharp, curved claws and the spines along her back were also icy bluish-white. She was quite beautiful and strange-looking.
Whiteout's mind was peaceful and quiet. It differed heavily from other brains, as if she thought in colors and waves instead of in words. She often made observations that surprised Darkstalker, and she never kept secrets; it was as if she thought that if she knew something, everyone must know it. She would have hated the stilted formality of palace functions, and she was sweet, interesting, and gleeful. She had a strange way of speaking, and Clearsight got the impression that Whiteout was already gathering more information about her than a NightWing mind-reader upon meeting her. She was considered strange by her peers and either trusted completely or not at all.
The Jade Mountain Prophecy
|Talons of Power|
|When Clay and Sunny first meet Darkstalker at Jade Mountain Academy, he mentioned that Sunny must be descended from his sister Whiteout, because her father, Stonemover, was an animus dragon and Darkstalker did not have dragonets.|
|Darkness of Dragons|
|Whiteout is briefly mentioned when Darkstalker tells Qibli about the future they could have, and that he should have enchanted Arctic to have been a better father to himself and Whiteout.|
The Lost Continent Prophecy
|The Dangerous Gift|
|Whiteout is mentioned briefly when all animus were recalled. Her granddaughter and thrice-great-grandson were mentioned to be animus dragons by Jerboa III.|
|Whiteout and Darkstalker were in the same clutch of eggs, but Darkstalker's egg hatched first, on a night with three full moons. Darkstalker saw a future where he could help his sister hatch with him and also have powers; he decided against it, wanting all the love that was waiting for himself. Whiteout's egg did not hatch until the next day when the moons were no longer full.
Whiteout was first seen in their home, trying to block out the sound of her parents' argument with her wings. Darkstalker comes in and comforted her, before jutting into his parents' frenzied quarrel.
She was later seen at the NightWing school beside Clearsight, accompanied by Darkstalker. During the afternoon, Whiteout approached Clearsight to talk to her. Listener, who was beside Clearsight, tells her about how strange Whiteout was and uses the nickname "Weirdout" as she approaches them.
Clearsight saw Whiteout again later, walking and mumbling to herself. Whiteout accidentally walked right over a game of marbles and scattered them everywhere. The NightWings then started yelling at Whiteout before Darkstalker "materialized out of the shadows," and stopped them. When he told Whiteout why the dragons were upset and asked her to apologize, she responded with, "Oh, I thought the marbles represented chaos theory and I was just another unpredictable whim of the universe."
During dinner when Arctic revealed Darkstalker was an animus, Whiteout referred to Clearsight as 'azure on the inside' and said "that's all right; he's not going to snow for a while," about Darkstalker's soul. This meant that Clearsight is good, and Darkstalker would stay good for a little longer.
After Clearsight and Darkstalker frantically flew to his home to find Foeslayer, Whiteout was found keening, as if in pain, in the living room, where she had been for the past hour. Clearsight and Darkstalker comforted her.
At Vigilance's glass jubilee festival, Whiteout played Scales-and-squares along with Darkstalker and Fathom at the game area. There, she met Thoughtful when Clearsight introduced Whiteout to him. According to Clearsight, Thoughtful and Whiteout were destined for great love together, which was why she tried to keep her friend from ending up with him. When Whiteout first saw Thoughtful, she commented on how shiny his scales were and talked about his glass sculpture in her funny way of speaking. Thoughtful seemed to understand everything she was saying and was surprised and delighted that someone "saw the pieces of scroll inside the waves" in his glasswork. Thoughtful then challenged Whiteout to a game of Scroll Tower, which she gladly accepted, saying that he was going to die of awe.
One morning, Whiteout was found lying awake with a new necklace and talking uncharacteristically normally, which she thinks does not sound right. She was then brought by her father, Arctic, across the Kingdom of Sand towards the Ice Kingdom before being stopped by Darkstalker. She explained to him that she wants to go with Arctic and that she always hated Darkstalker, at which point Darkstalker realized her necklace was enchanted by Arctic so that Whiteout would follow him. Darkstalker then wrote a spell to make Arctic obey his every order and commanded him to smash the necklace he enchanted. Rather dazed, Whiteout then flew back to the Night Kingdom and was present for her father's rather violent self-disembowelment. After Arctic died, she was shown crying and being comforted by Thoughtful.Whiteout was said to have lived with Thoughtful happily, however, along with the NightWing refugees who escaped the ancient Night Kingdom.
Whiteout was Arctic's daughter, and, according to Darkstalker, he often acted as though she was his only dragonet. He openly preferred her over Darkstalker, most likely because her IceWing genetics were more visible. Although Arctic seems to spend time with Whiteout by taking her on outings and buying her special fish, Darkstalker thinks that Arctic does not really care about her feelings. Later in the book, Arctic shows disapproval of her feelings for Thoughtful, most likely because he was a NightWing. Arctic also shows little consideration for who his daughter actually is as a dragon, using animus magic to alter Whiteout's personality — making her hate her brother, want to marry an IceWing, and live in the Ice Kingdom even if she would be miserable there. He also used his magic to change the way Whiteout spoke so she would sound "normal," revealing a desire for his daughter to be exactly how he wants her to be: a "perfect" dragonet in contrast to Darkstalker.
Darkstalker became angry when his parents fought without regard for Whiteout's presence. He spoke softly to her and brushed one wing over her back when she was upset. He explored his sister's mind often, but he was never able to figure it out; Whiteout was one of the only dragons who could surprise him, and he thought she was perfect the way she was. They were quite physically affectionate.
Darkstalker is Whiteout's brother. They care deeply for one another although he can not read her mind properly. He noted that Whiteout "was the only dragon he knew that could surprise him." Darkstalker also at one point deliberately stood up for Whiteout to impress Clearsight. When Arctic enchanted Whiteout to obey his command, Darkstalker immediately set out to hunt him down and bring him back to the lost city of night.
Whiteout is one of the few dragons Darkstalker loves, along with Foeslayer and Clearsight.
Whiteout and Thoughtful's future contained a great love, and according to Clearsight's visions, they were meant for one another. Whiteout described him as shining, and he was surprised and pleased when Whiteout recognized him as the artist of the Cascade of Dreams. He beamed when she accompanied him to participate in scroll tower. After Darkstalker killed Arctic, Thoughtful came towards Whiteout through the crowd with worried eyes.
These are user interpretations of her prophecies, and while they have been reviewed and deemed accurate by parts of the community, it is important to note that they are not stated in canon.
|"That's all right, he's not going to snow for a while" ||About Darkstalker's animus magic, talking about the Soul Reader, as well as how Darkstalker is not evil yet.|
|"It's too late. The sand is falling." ||When Darkstalker begins to go insane, referencing the Soul Reader.|
|"Only one of us will, depending on who loses the future." ||To Darkstalker about seeing Foeslayer again.|
|"The hole is too big. We're going to fall into it forever." ||When Darkstalker begins to go insane.|
|"You're the one going into the wild." ||To Darkstalker as he is preparing to go to the party where he will meet Fathom.|
|"Tangerine. Probability. Spelunking." ||This refers to the NightWing Island, the future home of the NightWings. Tangerine refers to the lava, probability refers to the unpredictability of the volcano, and spelunking means the exploration of caves.|
|"In this turn of the hourglass, yes. But when I crush you with my heart piece, then everything flips." ||While playing scales-and-squares after Darkstalker said he was winning at life. Hourglass refers to the soul reader, and the heart piece refers to their love for each other.|
- "It's something, […] You got colder and harder all along here."
- ― to Darkstalker (Darkstalker, page 50)
- "She's four, but she's with us because whenever someone asks her what two plus two is, she says something like 'Archaeology?' or 'Lavender?' and no one knows what to do with her."
- ― Listener about Whiteout (Darkstalker, page 101)
- "Oh, I thought the marbles represented chaos theory and I was just another unpredictable whim of the universe. I did not intend to disrupt your faith in controllable outcomes."
- ― to a group of dragons playing marbles, after she had walked straight through their game (Darkstalker, page 105)
- "She's exactly right, […] Definitely azure on the inside. I like the way she knits."
- ― about Clearsight (Darkstalker, page 168)
- "WINNER! Empress of all scales and queen of all squares! Weep for your tokens, adversaries!"
- ― after she won the game of scales and squares (Darkstalker, page 283)
- "You made the Cascade of Dreams. Words and glass, spun flutes and verse. Waterfalls of language in fire-blown claws."
- ― when Whiteout meets Thoughtful (Darkstalker, page 283)
- Whiteout has illustrated many drawings of NightWings and IceWings living peacefully together, all painted in various shades of blue. It is stated she has also painted the three moons, constellations, and the night sky. Darkstalker told Clearsight he referred to the paintings as Whiteout's Wishful Thinking series.
- Sunny was confirmed to be a descendant of Whiteout. This is the only known possible way for the NightWings to have inherited the animus gene.
- Whiteout has the same powers as Darkstalker does. However, since she hatched a day later than expected, her powers were pushed "deep inside."[event 1]
- Whiteout is the first dragon in the series known to have an anomalous neurological phenomenon, as she possesses associative synesthesia.
- Whiteout lived a happy life after the fall of Darkstalker.[event 2]
- Whiteout's granddaughter and thrice-great-grandson were animi.