Blister was a female SandWing and one of the three rival sisters that fought for the throne of the Kingdom of Sand in the War of SandWing Succession, along with Blaze and Burn. She has been portrayed as an exceedingly cunning, manipulative, and ambitious SandWing, being able to start a war by herself and convincing others to do the dirty work for her.
Blister has white-gold scales as pale as desert sand and a black diamond pattern running down her spine, with real black diamonds hanging from her ears. She is smaller than Burn, with a long, cunning face, and has obsidian-black eyes glittering with danger. She was noted to have no scars whatsoever, and has an eerie stillness about her, like a venomous snake about to strike, as well as a cold voice with a weird hiss to it. An aura of menace seems to surround her.
Blister was the second oldest daughter of Queen Oasis, and was also the least trustworthy child (in Queen Oasis's opinion, according to The Brightest Night's prologue.) Oasis had always thought that Blister would challenge her, ever since she learned becoming queen was as simple as killing her mother. After Queen Oasis, who she tricked into fighting alone, was killed by the hands of a scavenger, Blister stole all of the SandWing treasure and became embroiled in a conflict for the SandWing throne with her two sisters, Burn and Blaze. She also had a brother named Smolder, who sided with Burn and his deceased brothers Scald and Singe. To compensate for Blaze and Burn, she allied with the SeaWings (also tried to side with the MudWings, but due to Commander Tempest's assassination, they left to Burn instead due to Deathbringer's cleverness), and later, secretly with the NightWings.
Blister is yet again mentioned to have the smart, snakelike personality, and is described to "look like she's murdering you with her eyes." Blister is revealed to have come from the same hatching as Smolder, which explains the scales. Blister plots with Burn to kill Blaze, using a crown to lure her out into the desert, all while knowing that a sandstorm is blowing in. However, the plot fails, and Blaze is still alive. This is, Blister discovers, at the fault of Six-Claws, and she offers to give him some impossible missions that would most likely kill him, in revenge for ruining her plot. When Queen Oasis dies, Blister and Burn both claim that they were going to challenge her soon. Burn offers to duel with Blister, but Blister objects that it wouldn't be fair to Blaze.
When Six-Claws is leading his battalion in search for Blaze, Burn arrives and announces that the MudWings have dropped their alliance with Blister.
Blister meets Commander Tempest and General Swamp in the Bay of a Thousand Scales as Deathbringer goes on his first assignment. She discusses her secret alliance being formed with the MudWings before Deathbringer stops her by killing Tempest and attaching a note to the MudWing spear.
After Morrowseer freed Starflight from the Sky Kingdom and gave him orders, he proceeded to the edge of the Kingdom of the Sea to talk with Blister and Kestrel. There, Morrowseer revealed his and the other NightWings' plot to make her the Queen of the SandWings. Blister killed Kestrel by stabbing her with her tail, so that there would be no one to who could reveal their plans. After watching Kestrel die in agony, she schemed to eliminate Webs, and asked Morrowseer to bring her the dragonets.
Blister visited the Summer Palace of the Sea in the middle of The Lost Heir to concur with Queen Coral and to check up on Anemone's progress with her powers. While she was there, she discovered Webs and saw the Dragonets of Destiny. A little while later, she, Queen Coral, Moray, Princess Anemone, Princess Auklet, and the dragonets of destiny were all sitting on a beach. When Tsunami suggests that the dragonets leave the Kingdom of the Sea, Blister and Coral decided to lock them up in the prison. When the Summer Palace is attacked, she stabbed Webs with her tail as he was trying to escape, critically injuring him, in an attempt to kill him for the plan. Though the wound itself was not fatal, the venom was.
Blister featured as one of the narrators in the epilogue, examining a scavenger den. Meanwhile, Nautilus came to speak with her, bringing Squid, who Morrowseer had left to die in the mountains. Blister then stated that she wanted the original dragonets dead. She also seemed to have lost her alliance with the SeaWings, as they hadn't contacted her ever since the attack on the Summer Palace, though she has continuously sent scouts to the ruins of the SeaWings' above-water palace, to no avail.
It is revealed that she resided in a hideout located in the Bay of a Thousand Scales, where she ensured her soldiers' loyalty by tricking them all into spying on each other and punishing any hint of insubordination with death, or at least with brutal punishments.
Blister was invited to Burn's stronghold by the Dragonets of Destiny for the choosing of the SandWing queen in The Brightest Night. She gave Burn a gift, but Burn recognized the sound of the dragonbite vipers that were inside. Burn pinned one of them in her talons, but did not realize that there were two, and the second one killed her, with Blister watching in delight.
Blister then attacked Blaze, knowing that she was the last obstacle to the throne, and easily overpowered her, giving her a few bleeding wounds and planning on toying with her before finishing her off. The two sisters stopped fighting, however, when Sunny gave Thorn the Eye of Onyx.
Angered, Blister revealed the full extent of her plan - from tricking Queen Oasis into flying to her death, to turning the fight over the throne into a world war, to getting around a duel with Burn, using the dragonbite vipers. She said that she was the smartest dragon in Pyrrhia and (for that reason) should be queen, and grabbed the Eye from Thorn. However, an unknown enchantment on the Eye caused it to become electrified, and she was shocked to death, collapsing to the ground and exploding into a pile of black dust.
Like her sister Burn, Blister appeared to have no mercy on anyone she considered an enemy, or even unnecessary, as displayed when she killed the SkyWing guardian, Kestrel. She was described as the smartest and most cunning of the three SandWing sisters, and proved to be very intelligent throughout the series. She was also a master trickster (as shown how she convinced her soldiers that they were all elite spies on each other), having no guilt about killing or manipulation, as stated by Glory and shown in the way she was trying to use Anemone as a weapon to eliminate her sisters. Unlike Burn, she didn't seem to actually enjoy killing, she just had no cares about it. She also seemed to think slightly highly of herself, as she simply called Queen Coral "Coral" while the SeaWing queen referred to her as "Queen Blister", but unlike Blaze, she was not vain or narcissistic, except, possibly when it came to her wit.
Family Tree Edit
|Prince Smolder||Prince Singe|
"Anyone can be replaced."
"That's rather inaccurate, I've never compared anyone to a manatee in my life."
"Let's just say I have friends. NightWing friends."
"Forgive her, Coral. It can be very shocking, seeing a dead body of a dragon you know. Especially when you've probably wanted to slash her throat yourself once or twice — right Tsunami? I know I felt that way about my mother most of the time."
- A blister is an injury caused by overheating skin.
- She is the middle SandWing sister.
- She is from the same hatching as her brother, Smolder.
- According to the prologue of The Brightest Night, Blister isn't fond of the taste of scavengers.
- According to Starflight, if she won the war, she would most likely plot to take over and become queen over the rest of the dragon tribes.
- Blister hates NightWings after the events of The Dark Secret.
- It is possible that Qibli is Blister's son because in Moon Rising, Qibli's mother is described to have "snakelike patterns down her spine."
- It is also possible Onyx is related to Blister as she has the same pattern down her neck.
- ↑ The Lost Heir, page 188
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 The Dragonet Prophecy, page 301
- ↑ Assassin, position 330
- ↑ The Dragonet Prophecy, page 302
|Queens|| Present: Queen Thorn • Queen Oasis|
Historical: Queen Scorpion
|Royalty||Blaze • Blister • Burn • Char • Scald • Singe • Smolder • Sunny|
|Jade Mountain||Sunny • Qibli • Onyx • Ostrich • Arid • Pronghorn|
|Other Dragons||Addax • Agave • Armadillo • Camel • Dune • Horizon • Jerboa • Kindle • Meerkat • Needle • Ocotillo • Ostrich (Deserter) • Palm • Parch • Prickle • Quicksand • Rattlesnake • Saguaro • Sandstorm • Sirocco • Six-Claws • Viper • Unknown SandWing Animus|
|Kingdom||Blaze's Fortress • Blister's Hideout • Great Five-Tail River • Possibility • Queen Oasis' Grave • Queen Thorn's Stronghold • Scorpion Den|
|Society||Outclaws • War of The SandWing Succession|