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"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."
—Whiteout to several NightWing students, Darkstalker


Whiteout was a young female NightWing-IceWing hybrid, introduced in Darkstalker. She attended the NightWing school and lived in the lost city of night until Darkstalker was imprisoned. She fled the city with her partner Thoughtful, following Listener.

Appearance

Whiteout has black scales with hints of dark sapphire blue, a narrow, elegant head like an IceWing's, and startling pale[1] blue eyes similar to those of her father, Arctic[2]. She has a scattering of black scales under her wings that gleam like jet against the icy bluish-white, and her sharp, curving claws and the spikes all along her back are icy bluish-white as well[2]. Her eyes have the same shape as Sunny's[3].

Personality

Whiteout was very strange and different from the other dragons in her tribe by the way she thought and talked. As Darkstalker described in Darkstalker, she thinks unlike anyone else he has seen, since she thinks in colors and emotions, not words and pictures. She is seemed to be unaware of other dragons' distaste and hatred for her, however, she continues to treat everyone kindly, even though others might not have returned this favor.

Whiteout has a neurological phenomenon called Associative Synesthesia, which Tui has confirmed. Associative Synesthesia is when a stimulation of one sense (as of sound) leads to a stimulation of another (as of color). This was demonstrated when Whiteout referred to Clearsight as "azure on the inside," most likely associating the color blue with good (as she used blue in most of her paintings) and that her brother's soul had no spots, but "Only stripes!". Clearsight noted that Whiteout either trusted completely or not at all. Whiteout was shown to be a caring and kind dragon, and she appeared to be an optimist. This is shown from her paintings of her family, which made them appear less dysfunctional than they really were. She cared a lot for her brother. She seemed to be very emotional, as shown during her parent's fight at the beginning of Darkstalker, as well as when Darkstalker enchanted Arctic near the end to obey every command he says. Shortly after Darkstalker forced Arctic to disembowel himself, she was shown to be standing behind him with her eyes closed and tears running down her face, wings laying at her sides like "broken leaves."

Whiteout also seemed to have a rather esoteric mindset, as Darkstalker has stated she believes that everyone shares a collective brain and that her knowledge has already been distributed across the rest of the world. It also seems that blue is a good color for her, as she views it as happy. She paints most of her paintings with blue.

She was a skillful painter, and it was mentioned in Darkstalker that most of her pieces depicted the NightWing and IceWing tribes as companions instead of enemies.

Biography

The Jade Mountain Prophecy

Talons of Power
When Clay and Sunny first meet Darkstalker at Jade Mountain Academy, he mentions 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.

Legends

Darkstalker
Whiteout and Darkstalker were in the same clutch of eggs, but Darkstalker's egg hatched first, on a night with three full moons. Whiteout's egg didn't hatch until the next day when the moons were no longer full.

Whiteout is first seen in their home, trying to block out the sound of her parents' argument with her wings. Darkstalker comes in and comforts 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 is beside Clearsight, tells her about how strange Whiteout is and uses the nickname "Weirdout" as she approaches them.

Clearsight sees 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 asks 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 reveals Darkstalker is an animus, Whiteout referred to Clearsight as 'azure on the inside' and says "That's all right; he's not going to snow for a while," about Darkstalker's soul. This means that Clearsight is good, and Darkstalker will stay good for a little longer.

After Clearsight and Darkstalker frantically flew to his home to find Foeslayer, Whiteout is 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 meets Thoughtful when Clearsight introduces Whiteout to him. According to Clearsight, Thoughtful and Whiteout were destined for great love together. 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 is found lying awake with a new necklace and talking uncharacteristically normally, which she thinks does not sound right. She is then brought by her father, Arctic, across the Kingdom of Sand towards the Ice Kingdom before being stopped by Darkstalker. She explains to him that she wants to go with Arctic, and that she always hated Darkstalker, at which point Darkstalker realizes her necklace is enchanted by Arctic so that Whiteout will follow him. Darkstalker then writes 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 is shown crying and being comforted by Thoughtful.

Relationships

Darkstalker

Darkstalker is Whiteout's brother. They care deeply for one another. Darkstalker also at one point pretended to stand up for Whiteout to impress Clearsight. Whiteout is one of the few dragons Darkstalker loves, along with Foeslayer and Clearsight.

Clearsight

Whiteout is shown to have a friendly relationship with Clearsight. When Arctic was killed by Darkstalker, Clearsight and Whiteout are shown comforting one another before Clearsight steals Darkstalker's scroll and flies away to Agate Mountain.

Thoughtful

Thoughtful was Whiteout's crush after she noticed details about his glass sculptures no one had before. Thoughtful comforts Whiteout after Arctic's death. It is hinted that they fell in love with each other later in life.

Family Tree

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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(Frostbite, Penguin)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Diamond
 
Prudence
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Snowfox
 
 
 
 
 
Arctic
 
Foeslayer
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Darkstalker
 
Whiteout
 
Thoughtful
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Quotes

"It's something, [...] You got colder and harder all along here."
― to Darkstalker (Darkstalker)

"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)

"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)

"I like her. Definitely azure on the inside. I like the way she knits."
― about Clearsight (Darkstalker)

"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)

Prophecies

"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, talking about 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.)

Trivia

  • Whiteout has illustrated many drawings of NightWings and IceWings living peacefully together, all painted in various shades of blue. It is also stated she has painted the three moons, constellations, and the night sky. Darkstalker told Clearsight he referred to the paintings as Whiteout's Wishful Thinking series.
  • In Talons of Power, 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 once mentioned that Clearsight was "azure on the inside" and that Whiteout "likes the way Clearsight knits."
  • Tui recently confirmed that Whiteout has the same powers as Darkstalker does. However, since she hatched a day later than expected, her powers were pushed "deep inside."
  • Whiteout is the first dragon in the series known to have an anomalous neurological phenomenon, as she possesses associative synesthesia. Watching this video and this video may be helpful in your understanding of what it is like to have associative synesthesia.
  • Being the granddaughter of Diamond, Whiteout could legally challenge her for the throne and become the queen of the IceWings.
  • According to Tui, Whiteout lived a happy life after the fall of Darkstalker.

Gallery

References

  1. Darkstalker, page 101
  2. 2.0 2.1 Darkstalker, page 48
  3. Talons of Power, page 38


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