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"I like how you turned out."
—Fatespeaker to Starflight.


Fatespeaker is a midnight-black, female, NightWing dragonet with deep-blue/purple underscales. She has two silver scales, one in each corner of each eye, though not as shiny or big as Moonwatcher's or Darkstalker's teardrops, said in Moon Rising. She has a band of them around one ankle as if she is wearing a silver anklet and a few scattered on her tail, which Sunny describes to be "as if she were born with her own treasure". Fatespeaker has a very positive, optimistic attitude, just like Sunny. Being one of the false dragonets of the prophecy, Fatespeaker was hatched a few months after the brightest night in the Night Kingdom, then taken to the Talons of Peace as a hatchling. She seems to slightly remember the smoky air and dark sky of the kingdom. She appears to have faith that her powers are real and continually insists this about her visions; in Moon Rising, Darkstalker comments that she may have faint powers of prophecy, but not mind reading, which is strange because only mind readers have the silver scales near their eyes. However, he also comments that most of her predictions come from her imagination. The silver scales are unique to moon-born NightWings with telepathic abilities, and not the gift of prophecy she believes to have. It is possible that she hatched close to the moons, or her egg was exposed to a bit of moonlight, but not enough for any real powers. Squid said she was the only one who wasn't a bully, although he also thinks she's mental, due to her supposed NightWing powers. Fatespeaker seems to consider the other false dragonets as her "friends", although the feeling does not appear to be mutual. She most likely has a crush on Starflight, and Sunny acted a little bit jealous around them, though she let Fatespeaker be with Starflight because she liked Starflight more as a friend.

Biography

The Hidden Kingdom

Fatespeaker, Starflight, and Sunny

Starflight Fatespeaker and Sunny.

In the prologue, Fatespeaker is fighting with the other false dragonets. She is highly interested in Morrowseer's arrival, claiming - probably falsely - to have predicted it. In the epilogue, she has another supposed 'vision' about finding a walrus, and the other false dragonets refuse to listen and yell that they don't want to hear it, claiming that she is lying and she had already made that prediction before, which didn't turn out to be true. She then sees Starflight enter, and has a 'vision' predicting that Starflight will be important in the future. This vision, as it came true, may be proof of her slight powers. These 'visions' are most likely faux, because she has twin teardrop shaped silver scales in the corners of her eyes, the sign of a mind reader. However, she may have faint abilities in either of these fields, or even both, if she was hatched within days of the brightest night.

The Dark Secret

Fatespeaker sneaks out of her room and follows Starflight and Morrowseer, being very blunt about being a 'Dragonet of Destiny'. When Starflight tells her that he is the dragonet, she is shocked. Morrowseer mentions that Starflight could replace her, and the other false dragonets jump to that, saying that they wanted Starflight due to how annoying they find Fatespeaker constant predictions. Fatespeaker, oblivious to how they feel about her, believes them to be joking.

When Morrowseer orders the false dragonets to kill Starflight and he runs away, she figures out where he's hiding, and says that she thinks he's "crazy-smart" and "crazy-brave", and shows pity to the trapped RainWings. She refuses to kill him, and that night they sneak out and Starflight finds a dreamvisitor in the destroyed wing of the NightWing fortress. They sneak out again to follow Flame, who asks Deathbringer about being an assassin. She claims to have a vision that they will convince Queen Battlewinner not to kill the dragonets or torture the RainWings, and they find the tunnel to her behind a detailed map of Pyrrhia. She is scared of Queen Battlewinner at first, seeing as she was immersed in a vat of lava, and was unable to convince her to join their side.

Later, Morrowseer tries to make the dragonets convince a group of SkyWings to change their alliance to Blister and forces Starflight to convince the soldiers in the place of Fatespeaker. When Morrowseer banishes Squid, Fatespeaker is horrified and sad, knowing that he will probably not survive.

During a practice fight, Fatespeaker is pitted against Flame. Viper joins in, prompting Starflight to join as well. Viper pins her to the ground, and blames Fatespeaker and her tribe for the horrible experiences at the Night Kingdom. Viper tries to kill her, but Starflight stops her which leads to Viper being accidentally knocked into a river of lava, and her tail accidentally slices across Flame's face. Fatespeaker was distraught over this and Flame's accidental, seemingly-mortal injury caused by the SandWing's poisonous barb.

When Starflight decides to save the RainWings, Fatespeaker joins him. They sneak Flame out of the healer's room and use him as a ploy to convince guards to let the through the tunnels. Fatespeaker and Sunny hit it right off when they meet in the rainforest: finding lots of common ground, Glory comments that they have "twin souls".

During the invasion of the Night Kingdom, she helps convince the NightWings to accept Glory as queen. After Starflight escapes the burning tunnels, she presses up against his side and tells him that he was brave. She also stood up against Morrowseer when he tried to get in the portal.

The Brightest Night

Fatespeaker accompanies Starflight, Tsunami, and Clay out of the tunnel and into the rainforest. They cause a commotion, during which Sunny is captured. Fatespeaker then stays at the rainforest to be with Starflight as he recovers from his injuries. Later, Sunny escapes and returns to the rainforest. Fatespeaker is present with Starflight, who is slowly recovering. Sunny starts to feel jealous of Fatespeaker and Starflight.

On the night of the meeting, she accompanies the dragonets to Burn's stronghold and predicts that the Orb in the Sky would come down and kill them all. Starflight remarks that her visions are not real, and she replies that they "feel real".

When a dragonbite viper is loose after it kills Burn, Sunny and Fatespeaker attempt to carry Starflight off of the ground, but Starflight was too heavy for Sunny and Fatespeaker. Clay then shoves them out of the viper's way and gets bitten himself as a result of his selflessness, but survives due to Peril's aid.

In the epilogue, Sunny tells Starflight that she loves him, but as a brother, and that he should be with Fatespeaker, who Sunny believes loves him as much more than a brother. Later, Sunny mentions teaching everyone that NightWings didn't have powers. Miffed, Fatespeaker replies she still had powers and that the Orb in the Sky might still come back and kill them, but in the end fails to convince them.

Moon Rising

Fatespeaker is a helper at the Jade Mountain Academy, greeting dragonets and ringing the gong when necessary. She greeted Moonwatcher by mysteriously guessing her name but knew that the power wasn't realistic anymore. Fatespeaker hands Moon her welcome scroll and her map. Later, she was seen reading scrolls to Starflight in the library when Moon, Kinkajou, and Carnelian come in.

At first Moon suspected that Fatespeaker may have powers, but Darkstalker claimed that if she had any, then they were extremely weak, or that she may have been supposed to have powers, but for some reason ended up not getting them.

Talons of Power

She appears helping Starflight in the library. She seems shocked when she sees Darkstalker, and is worried that her 'visions' haven't showed her about Darkstalker. She closes her eyes and tries to have a vision. She says that she sees darkness ahead, to which Darkstalker said that's because she was closing her eyes.

Personality

Fatespeaker is shown as very similar to Sunny, who aspires for peace and friendship. She is often very talkative and can be a little annoying at times. She is very optimistic and sympathetic, and prefers not to fight. She formed an apparent friendship with Mightyclaws, talking about the collapsed part of the fortress among other things. She also can be a tad stubborn, especially about her visions. She secretly regrets her supposed "NightWing powers", saying they are "totally useless." She can be somewhat naive, and thought the the rest of the False Dragonets were her friends. She appears to be very different from the False Dragonets and very outgoing.

Relationships

Starflight

When Starflight arrived at the Night Kingdom in the epilogue of The Hidden Kingdom, Fatespeaker had a feeling he was a part of her destiny. She quickly initiated a friendship with him and followed him around. When battling Flame and Viper, Fatespeaker had trusted Starflight to help her. She has said he's "lucky" that he doesn't have any NightWing powers. In The Brightest Night, Fatespeaker was revealed by Sunny to have romantic affections toward Starflight.

Sunny

As of when Fatespeaker met Sunny, they almost instantly became good friends. They ended up talking to each other, asking questions and sharing information about themselves, until Glory told them to either go off and discover their twin souls elsewhere or help with battle planning, to which they replied "battle planning", at the exact same time. However, Sunny occasionally felt a little jealousy towards Fatespeaker when she was around Starflight, but ended up rejecting Starflight, even to the point of encouraging Starflight to care more about Fatespeaker. That caused Sunny and Fatespeaker to become closer, however.

The Other False Dragonets

Fatespeaker thinks that the other False Dragonets are her friends, but they clearly don't think the same. Multiple times, her "friends" have said they wished she would die, and Viper once tried to kill her. Even so, she still cares for them, and was distraught when Viper died and Squid left. She now seems to realize that they dislike her, though she may still have some lingering loyalty.

Predictions

So far her predictions include, but are not limited to: 

  • A NightWing would come to visit them.
  • The NightWing brought something great for breakfast.
  • An earthquake.
  • A new Talon of Peace.
  • Something besides seagulls for breakfast.
  • A walrus to eat (on multiple occasions).
  • That Starflight was important to her destiny.
  • That Starflight's name was Bigtoes.
  • That she and Starflight will find Queen Battlewinner and convince her to join their side.
  • That she and Starflight will survive.
  • That she and Starflight will do great things together.
  • That she and Starflight will become King and Queen of the NightWings.
  • That Starflight will live forever.
  • That the Orb in the Sky, the comet, will fall on Pyrrhia and kill them.
  • That she sees darkness ahead with Darkstalker coming.

Fatespeaker believes her predictions are correct, just not accurately timed.

  • It is possible that Fatespeaker's prediction of the comet falling down on Pyrrhia is the line in the Jade Mountain Prophecy "something is coming to scorch the ground".

Quotes

"My visions are not always precise, it does not say when this walrus will arrive, only that it will, and then we shall feast. And everything will be wonderful again." - in The Hidden Kingdom Epilogue, on her walrus vision.

"I'm just letting you know that I'm NOT TELLING YOU ABOUT IT, even though I'm sure it's VERY SIGNIFICANT." - trying to get the other false dragonet's attention on her Starflight vision.

"Leave him alone, he's telling you the truth about the prophecy. I have the wrong hatching day, too, and you know that." - to Morrowseer, defending Starflight after he pointed out the False Dragonets couldn't be the Dragonets of Destiny.

"...If you have no powers. I've always been so excited about being a NightWing. I thought my powers must be the most amazing thing. But clearly they're totally useless, if they couldn't even warn me about what was going to happen to my friends." - To Starflight after Viper's death.

"I like how you turned out," - to Starflight.

"Because you're my friend and it's the right thing to do." - to Flame when asked why they would help him

Well. There's Fatespeaker. - Starflight's thoughts on Fatespeaker when he says there might not be any other dragon as good as his friends.

"Battle planning." - Sunny and Fatespeaker's reply after Glory tells them to either "go discover their twin souls somewhere else or help with battle planning".

"Starflight, you were very brave." - after Starflight got blinded by the volcano

"Except me, I TOTALLY have powers." - in The Brightest Night

"No! It doesn't have to be you! It especially doesn't have to be you! You've done enough." - to Starflight about ending the war

"Well, it could STILL COME BACK!" - on the comet, when it left without falling on Pyrrhia

"Almost as if I'm... reading your mind, eh?" - to Moonwatcher in Jade Mountain Academy

"Oh, no! I see... Darkness ahead!" - In Talons of Power, about her 'visions'

Trivia

  • Fatespeaker had a memory of fire and rough scales scraping her back when she hatched, but she didn't remember until she came back to the Night Kingdom.
  • In Prisoners, when Morrowseer comes to get Starflight's egg, there was one other egg in the hatchery, but it wasn't due to hatch until after the brightest night. Presumably, that was Fatespeaker's egg.
  • Tui considered giving Fatespeaker her own book, but decided against it and instead Moonwatcher got a book.
  • Darkstalker said to Moonwatcher in Moon Rising that Fatespeaker could have very weak powers since she has the teardrop scales that symbolize mind reading, but hers are smaller than Moon's, so Fatespeaker might have nearly hatched in one or more of the full moons, or was supposed to. Her weak powers may be shown when some of her predictions come true, but most are off-track.
  • However, the scales mean mind reading, not prophecy, so her (weak, possibly nonexsistent) powers may be entirely different.
  • Fatespeaker is usually depicted as dark purple in fan-art, although this has been proven false. She is midnight-black with a blue/purple underbelly.
  • It is likely, considering Fatespeaker's teardrop scales near her eyes, that despite what most people think, she could have weak mind reading powers instead of, or along with, her weak future sight ability, because as mentioned in Darkstalker (Legends), only mind readers, not seers, have the teardrop scales near their eyes. It is also possible that she has a weak prophetic ability.
  • She is only a few months younger than the real Dragonets of Destiny, as seen by her egg being in the hatchery at the same time as Starflight's.
  • Fatespeaker is depicted with Starflight in a lot of WoF PMVs due to their crushes on each other.
  • Fatespeaker seems to have no problem making close relationships to dragons she doesn't even know, due to the fact that she mentioned becoming the NightWing Queen, with Starflight as King when she first meets Starflight.
  • This might come true in Darkness of Dragons, as King Darkstalker could die.
  • Fatespeaker's predictions of an earthquake happening, as well as the comet falling towards Pyrrhia, could come true in Darkness of Dragons.
  • It has not been confirmed by Tui if Starflight and Fatespeaker are canon.

Gallery


NightWings
Queens  Present: Queen GloryKing DarkstalkerQueen Battlewinner

 Historical: Queen Vigilance

Royalty  Greatness
Jade Mountain  StarflightFatespeakerMoonwatcherMightyclawsMindreaderFearlessBigtail
Other Dragons
(Present)
 DeadlyclawsDeathbringerFarsightFierceteethMastermindMorrowseerObsidianPreyhunterQuickstrikeSecretkeeperShapeshifterSlaughterStarflight's DaughterStonemoverStrongwingsVengeanceWisdom
Other Dragons
(Historical)
 AllknowingClearsightDiscretionFoeslayerForeseerJewel-eyesListenerMorrowwatcherPrudenceQuickdeathStarclawsSwiftwingsThoughtfulTruthfinderVision
Hybrids  DarkstalkerWhiteoutEclipseShadowhunterSunnyFirefly
Kingdom  Night Kingdom: NightWing FortressNightWing Tunnels

 The Lost City of Night: Queen Vigilance's PalaceThe NightWing School

Society  The NightWing Exodus

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