Ex-Queen Fruit Bat is a female RainWing and was one of the six queens sharing the throne before Queen Glory challenged and eventually took over the Rainforest Kingdom in The Hidden Kingdom, making Glory their new queen.
Fruit Bat competed in the flower hunt against Tamarin during Glory's challenge for the RainWing throne. She frantically ran around to search for the flowers (to no avail), but later when Tamarin finally started searching, she chose to follow Tamarin. Even after this trick, the blind dragonet found the flower first and very quickly. Queen Glory thought that her plan was probably to watch where Tamarin headed, so she could beat her to the flower. But it turned out that Tamarin's nose could beat Fruit Bat's eyes, and Tamarin won. Magnificent and Fruit Bat herself both howled in rage as they had lost one round to a blind dragonet.
Fruit Bat and the other RainWing queens lost their throne when Grandeur forfeited the venom spitting contest against Kinkajou, after accidentally hitting her competitor with her venom and learning that Glory was a relative and therefore descended from the original line of RainWing queens. No one is really sure what has become of her since she has not been mentioned in any other books and it is not stated in The Hidden Kingdom.
Like most of the RainWing queens, Fruit Bat is vain and probably lazy. She is obsessed with flowers, which she adorns herself with all the time. For the last thirty years, she has been trying to make herself smell like flowers, causing disastrous and very malodorous results. She was described as always smelling like something decaying, probably because her experiments failed. In fact, the only reason she volunteered to be a queen was to have permission to enter the royal gardens for her experiment. She always ends up destroying it, making it Tamarin and several other gardeners' job to clean up the mess. This caused Tamarin (and probably others) to dislike Fruit Bat.
- A fruit bat is a type of bat which mostly eats fruits, like a RainWing.
- Kinkajou told Glory that whenever Fruit Bat was queen, she used her access to the Flower Gardens to allow her to experiment with flowers to see if she could get herself to smell like them all the time.
- However, Kinkajou states that she smelled worse by the end of the month and that the gardens were left in ruins as a result.
- She has a big orchid necklace on her neck, shown in the RainWing Royal Challenge.