Glory is a young female RainWing who was the last-minute replacement for the SkyWing Dragonet of Destiny, due to the original egg being smashed by Ex - Princess Burn. The egg was killed alongside its carrier, an IceWing minder named Hvitur. After the events of The Hidden Kingdom and The Dark Secret, Glory became the queen of both the RainWings and the NightWings after winning the RainWing throne challenge battle. Glory was unsure of the NightWings' loyalty at first, but after the events of Darkness of Dragons, she was sure that they respected her as their queen. She is currently in a relationship with Deathbringer, her self-appointed bodyguard and a former NightWing assassin Sent to kill some of the Dragonets.
Glory has green eyes and no apparent scars on her body. She seems to prefer a red-orange color around her frill and on the undersides of her wings; however, these colors change consistently due to her tribe's natural color-changing tendencies. Despite her emotions appearing as colors on her scales, Glory dislikes it when other dragons guess her them in this way. (Such as Kinkajou in the third book) She often attempts to bottle up her inner feelings by keeping her scales a neutral color that usually displays tranquility or calmness, and she has a shield around her mind as well, even though she isn't purposefully trying to hide her thoughts from anyone. Therefore, she has a "prickly mental shield" that makes it difficult for NightWing mind readers to enter her thoughts.
When Burn smashed the original SkyWing egg and killed its carrier, Hvitur, Glory's egg was stolen from the Rainforest Kingdom as a last-minute replacement by Webs. Even though Dune and Kestrel disagreed that a RainWing would be fit for the prophecy, Glory was raised under the mountain with the other four Dragonets of Destiny. Even so, Glory was constantly bullied by Dune and Kestrel, as they would often refer to Glory as just another "lazy RainWing" and they sometimes physically harmed her whenever they were feeling angry or frustrated. Although Webs never joined in, he never tried to stop the other two from pushing her around. Glory trained and studied harder than any of her friends, but there was still never any change in the way that the guardians treated her.
Over six years later, a menacing NightWing named Morrowseer arrived under the mountain, and he was disgusted that the minders had replaced the SkyWing egg with a RainWing one. Later that evening, he spoke with the three minders in private and gave them strict orders to have Glory dead before morning, implying that he would find them a proper SkyWing in replacement. Kestrel was the first to volunteer for Glory's murder, as she had never cared for her and the other two guardians refused to kill her themselves. After Tsunami was chained up to avoid interference, Clay escaped the mountain though the cave's river so that he could set his friends free.
After Queen Scarlet found the dragonets, she took them prisoner, sending them to the SkyWing Kingdom. Scarlet and Ex - Princess Burn distrusted the prophecy, and Scarlet had planned to have them killed in her SkyWing arena. When Scarlet gave the order to chain the dragonets up, Kestrel, Dune, and Webs fought back, along with Tsunami, Glory, and Clay. However, it was futile, as Scarlet killed Dune, Webs fled, and Kestrel and the dragonets were captured.
When they arrived, Scarlet started hosting Glory as her "art" during the arena battles, where Glory was attached to a carved marble tree by a thin chain. The dragonets were chained to the arena's prison towers and Kestrel was locked away in the palace's worst dungeon. Scarlet, when Burn came to visit a few weeks later, bragged that she was probably the only queen with her "very own RainWing." Burn stated Glory a "waste of food," but her envious expression proved otherwise.
When Fjord was moments away from killing Clay in an arena fight, Tsunami tried to jump off the prison towers to save him. She unintentionally distracted everyone while Glory shot venom on Fjord's face, which spread into his neck wound and eye, poisoning and killing him. Everyone present were baffled and terrified by the deadly venom, and had no idea what it could be. Clay, unknowing that Scarlet was confused as well, guessed that she had gotten the poison from her treasury and secretly used it in the fight to help him win.
As Clay was fighting Peril in the arena in the tradition of the Champion's Shield, Glory shot her deadly venom at Queen Scarlet’s face, melting the left side of it and making the spectators panic, which gave Peril time to free the dragonets from their chains.
After Peril set the dragonets free, Clay asked to save Kestrel; Glory and Tsunami protested, reminding the others of her cruelty and the fact that she was planning to kill Glory only days earlier. Afterwards, when Clay wondered if Peril was their “Wings Of Fire”, (in other words, their missing SkyWing dragonet), Glory felt unwanted and made a plan with Tsunami to test how loyal her friends really were. When the dragonets were travelling to the Mud Kingdom together to meet Clay's family, Glory camouflaged herself and hid in nearby vegetation. Tsunami woke her friends, feigning nervousness as she asked where Glory had gone. After Clay frantically demanded they travel to the Rainforest Kingdom to retrieve her, Glory realized that her friends didn't want her to leave.
While Clay entered the Mud Kingdom, Glory went along with him to try and find his parents. When they met Clay's mother, they discovered that she hadn't cared about him and had traded his egg for " at least two cows," as Cattail had said. On the way out, Clay accidentally met his sibs, who explained to them about all of the MudWing customs, and how he should have been their bigwings. Clay refused taking leadership of his siblings' group, though, because he didn't want to take Reed's place, and he needed to stay with his friends to stop the war.
Glory was also present when Starflight was dropped off by Morrowseer, right when Clay was talking about them staying together, and how they had to get Starflight back. Glory then traveled with her friends to the SeaWing Kingdom to meet Tsunami's family.
Once the dragonets arrived at the border of the SeaWing Kingdom, they saw a SkyWing sky patrol, presumably hunting for the missing dragonets. As Glory dug for cover and turned her scales a tan color to match the sand, Tsunami dove into the nearby sea. The first few SkyWings had passed by the dragonets quickly, but there was one guard near the back who was scanning the area throughly and flying more slowly. Down in the waves, Tsunami convinced herself that the SkyWing had seen Sunny's tail before she dove into the forest with Starlight for cover, and she saw him open his mouth. Thinking the SkyWing was going to call out to his comrades for help, and she lunged out of the sea to attack him.
Once she had knocked him unconscious and dragged him down into the surface of the ocean, Clay came over to help her move the SkyWing to the water's edge. Glory was shocked and rather angry at the way Tsunami had attacked him so unprovoked, arguing that he hadn't seen anything and that he was only yawning when he opened his mouth. During the rest of The Lost Heir, Glory and her friends were imprisoned by Queen Coral, who had told Tsunami that she had only chained up the dragonets so that her tribe wouldn't feel uncomfortable with dragons from different tribes roaming freely around her court. Later, the dragonets were brought out of prison and invited to eat breakfast with the other Royals in the palace, as celebration of Blister's arrival. They had angered the SandWing during the meal, though, so they were chained up again right afterwards.
After a brutal hurricane hit the Bay of a Thousand Scales, SkyWing soldiers began attacking the Summer Palace with flaming logs, setting fire to anything -or anyone- they touched. The dragonets knew that there was no way they could escape through the entrance tunnel; most of the group couldn't survive underwater for long, and they would be crushed if they tried to escape that way. As such, they decided to risk it and take the skies, but as they were fleeing they were confronted by a female MudWing named Crocodile, the traitor and former Talon of Peace that followed Webs to the SeaWing palace and revealed its location to her true allies. Glory impulsively shot venom at the MudWing's face, and it had gotten into her eyes.
The group continued their escape, only to have their former guardian Webs smash through the damaged leaf canopy of the palace. Upon seeing him, Blister viciously attacked, swinging her venomous tail at the his heart. She missed, but she still managed to scratch a part of his tail. All of the dragonets, except for Clay and Sunny, had wanted to abandon Webs after they escaped from the SeaWing palace, but they eventually convinced the rest of their friends to help their former guardian. The pair made good arguments by saying the Rainforest Kingdom was nearby, and Glory surely wanted to see her home at last, and that the RainWings might have had healers who could help Webs.
Glory is the main protagonist of The Hidden Kingdom and the story is told from her point of view.
The dragonets are first shown traveling through Rainforest Kingdom, which was currently in the middle of a heavy rainstorm. Glory was busy hoping that her tribe would be nothing like the scrolls said, but the group was soon approached by two MudWing soldiers. As the pair grew closer, Glory snuck away to hear what the troops were saying as they walked away again. However, she suddenly heard a scream, and when she hurried to its source, the MudWings' throats were ripped out, and they were clearly dead. When Glory returned and told her friends what had happened, most of the group was wary about going further into the rainforest. However, Glory and Sunny convinced them to stay, and they continued their journey.
All was peaceful until Sunny went missing. After that, Webs disappeared, Tsunami and Clay then both felt sharp pricks in their necks, and Glory and Starlight ducked under a nearby bush. After Glory demanded that their attackers show themselves, two RainWings - one pink and one dark blue - materialized in front of her. The pink one introduced himself as Jambu and his friend as Liana. After Glory introduced herself and Starflight, they explained that their friends were hanging from woven vine nets and had been knocked out with tranquilizer darts, but would wake up fine in a few hours. They then flew to the RainWing village, much to Glory's excitement.
While Glory's friends were sleeping, Starflight questioned Liana about the purpose of sun time, as she had been talking about it with the two conscious dragonets. As she explained that it made them happier, smarter, prettier, and better at camouflage, Glory settled down to sleep for sun time on a platform offered by Jambu. When she woke up, she was greeted by a silver sloth that was asleep in the crook between her shoulder and wing. Glory then told Jambu about how she needed to find her parents; Jambu was confused, but he offered to show her how the RainWing family system worked anyway.
Glory agreed, and they took flight into the rainforest. A while away from the village, Jambu angled down toward a green structure shaped like a huge egg, with holes in the roof that let sunlight in through the overlapping leaves; the bottom, though, was tightly woven with vines and branches. Jambu explained that this was one-third of all the tribe's eggs; that they were all raised together and checked on every few days. Glory then asked how RainWings knew if they weren't related if they were all raised together, and Jambu explained the "venom test," which is a way to tell if two RainWings belong to the same family. Jambu spat his venom on a large oval leaf from a nearby tree, and Glory did the same. Surprisingly, Glory's venom canceled out Jambu's entirely where their venom met, and he delightedly explained that they were probably half-brother and sister.
As Glory arrived at her friends' pavilion, Webs, Tsunami, Clay, and Sunny had already begun to wake up, while Starflight was still on watch. Sunny said that Webs' scratch had gotten worse and that he needed a healer. Agreeing, Starflight asked Jambu and Liana for an audience with Ex-Queen Dazzling. Puzzled, Jambu asked if they'd rather see the current queen, if it was so important. In disbelief that the RainWings took turns being queen, Glory asked to see the current one instead, and for directions to her palace. After arriving at the queen's "palace" (which turned out to be a large treehouse) the dragonets waited in line to see Ex-Queen Magnificent. Mangrove, one of the dragons in line, told Glory that his mate, Orchid, had been missing for three weeks and that he was asking the queen to send out a search party. Glory asked if she could watch while he spoke to the queen, and Mangrove, after Glory said that someone should investigate, said that she should be the one to find the missing RainWings.
Clay and Starflight then came with her to question the RainWing. He agreed to take them to the last place Orchid was seen, which turned out to be beside a huge fallen tree which was a short while away from a small waterfall. As Starflight tracked a sick-smelling trail, the four arrived at said waterfall, which had two fat black trees on either side and a pool at the base, where a wheezing silver sloth lay - the source of the sickness. After checking around the huge rock it was laying next to, Glory found a black hole - or a doorway - in the middle of the boulder.
After Clay and Starflight saw the tunnel for themselves, Glory thought that it had something to do with the missing RainWings. The four agreed to have Starflight return in the morning with a plan, the longest, strongest vines they could find, and the rest of their friends. Sending Starflight and Mangrove back to the village, Clay and Glory settled in a large tree, where they could watch the pond and the tunnel.
Around midnight, the pair heard loud stamping noises accompanied by sniffing and snorting. Then, something slithered near the pond and proceeded to crunch and slurp on something in it, slithering back into what was probably the hole when it finished. When the sun started rising again, all that was left of the infected sloth were a few scraps of gray fur and some blood-spattered leaves.
Once Clay and the other two dragonets returned with a rope made of vines and Jambu in the morning, they decided that Glory would go into the hole with Clay, both with the vines tied around their shoulders and orders to tug on them three times if something was wrong. Handing Silver, (Shaggy's new name) to Sunny, Clay went in first to light the way. The hole led into the Kingdom of Sand within sight of Princess Burn's stronghold; once Glory and Clay returned to tell their friends, Mangrove suddenly dashed past them, disappearing into the tunnel. Glory set Silver on a nearby tree and ran after him, but he was just a green dot in the sky by the time she got there; it looked like he was heading to the Ice Kingdom, which meant that was where the dragonets and Jambu were going next.
After a night of uncomfotable sleep in the base of a short cliff, Glory and Starlight were the first two to wake up. After Starflight went back to sleep, Glory took to the air and saw a structure ahead of her that turned out to be a fortress with smoke rising from its chimneys, presumably belonging to Blaze and her SandWings. Then, she spotted a black dragon a little ways away, and had hoped it was Mangrove camouflaging himself as a NightWing; but then he breathed out fire, and that meant that there was a lone NightWing on IceWing territory.
Suspicious, Glory camouflaged herself as an IceWing -Fjord, to be exact- and flared up her now-blue ruff as an illusion of the IceWings' extra horns. Confronting him, the dragon explained that he was waiting for "a few someones" and that he was on a secret NightWing mission. He asked if she'd seen the Dragonets of Destiny anywhere, and as Glory was flying away he told her that his name was Deathbringer.
After scouting the fortress, they conclude there is no way to enter except the single door near the back. Glory makes a plan with Jambu to be disguised as two IceWings named Penguin and Storm sent to the fortress by Queen Glacier. They wait until an IceWing guard looks out the door, claiming he "heard something," but was dismissed by another guard. The two RainWings speak to the cautious IceWing, claiming they were "here to see Blaze." They were quite startled when the guard offered to take them to speak to Blaze right away, as they had no idea that Blaze stayed in her fortress all of the time.
After speaking with Blaze, they had to make up some version of the truth to prevent them from being captured and imprisoned once again. Glory told the SandWing Princess that the Dragonets of Destiny had wanted to see her, but they were not willing to come inside the fortress and Blaze had to go outside to meet them. After a bit of a debate, Blaze reluctantly agrees, taking a camelskin blanket and throwing it around her shoulders. While Glory distracts Blaze by asking about a tapestry hanging on a fortress wall, Jambu grabs Mangrove, who was hidden and camouflaged in Blaze's room. On the way out, Glory and Jambu also rescue two scavengers from a freezing cage, feeling sorry for the little creatures, who they thought looked like "overgrown, less cute sloths." They dropped the scavengers on the frozen tundra beside the fortress before following Blaze back to the other four.
After a startled beginning, they introduce Blaze. While the pretty SandWing chattered on about how she would be a good candidate for the throne, Deathbringer had silently landed behind them with two throwing stars clutched in his talons. As he flung them, one embedded itself in Blaze's long neck. Tsunami then leapt in front of her, so the throwing star caught the edge of her wing instead of implanting itself in Blaze's body again.
Glory tackled the NightWing, threatening to leave him tied up and wait for the oncoming IceWings that were coming to Blaze's rescue, or giving him the option to fly away as fast as he could away from the dragonets. Deathbringer quickly chose the second option and flapped away as quickly as his wings would carry him. Glory and her friends then lifted off in the same fashion, sprinting back to the tunnel while Glacier and her IceWings tended to Blaze. When they get back to the rainforest, Glory again decides to stay the night in a tree near the tunnel with Tsunami. The pair hear the monster crashing around the Rainforest as Glory did the first night, but a whistling interrupts them.
Surprisingly, it is to the Dragonets are Coming song. The monster, alerted, then retreats into the tunnel. The two crept down the trunk to find that the whistler was in fact Deathbringer. After a bit of a scuffle, they work together to tie Deathbringer up with vines to a tree. Glory orders Tsunami to stay and guard the NightWing- and then she gets a risky idea. Using the information she had gathered, Glory guessed that this monster only attacked solitary RainWings, so she was going to use herself as bait. Once she was in a clearing studded with marks of the black RainWing venom around the foliage, she is knocked down with a blow to the back of her head.
Once she regained her senses, she found herself being dragged along the tunnel. However, it was a different tunnel than she had thought- this tunnel sloped downwards instead of straight like the one to the SandWing Kingdom. After being unceremoniously dumped on the ground, Glory starts trying to tear through the canvas sack she was kidnapped in with her claws and teeth. Alerted, the NightWings hit her in the back of the head again- this time knocking her unconscious. When she awakes, she is greeted by a diamond-shaped snout and curious eyes. The dragon turns out to be another RainWing. Kinkajou, as she introduces herself, explains that there were other RainWings around the NightWing Island kept in similar lava prisons like the one the pair were kept in at that moment.
Most of the RainWings had silver bands camped around their snouts to prevent them from using their venom- however, Kinkajou was an exception, as the NightWings didn't believe her venom was developed properly yet due to her being so young, although she did bear the silver neck bands all of the RainWing prisoners wore to keep them from efficiently camouflaging themselves. The two discussed escape in the short time before three NightWing guards arrived at their prison, carrying a carcass of a long-dead animal Glory guesses that had once been a muskrat. To allow her to eat, a guard carrying a pronged spear opened Glory's snout band and leaped back out of shooting range- but not quickly enough. She venomed the first guard, who lay creaking in pain in their cell, and pushed him down the dark, deep crevice that bordered the back of their cell, convincing Kinkajou he'd be "fine once he remembers he has fire."
The second fled in terror, and as Glory was trying to venom the third, he surprisingly ducked under her attack and managed to pin Glory down. However, Kinkajou then venoms him instead to save her new companion. Glory then tries to get the bands off her wings and talons, but realizes that it's hopeless and that the guards will certainly catch them before she gets them all off. Frantic, Glory realizes she'll never be able to get her wing bands off in time, so there was no escape out of the prison without burning themselves to death by the lava river. She runs over to the injured NightWing and orders him to carry the two trapped RainWings across the lava.
The only response he offers is a pained groan, so Glory threatens to venom him again. However, Deathrbinger and Clay show up just in time to rescue them. Glory is carried on Clay's back, and Kinkajou flies on her own. During their escape, Deathbringer circled around to rejoin his tribe, presumably so he wouldn't be caught helping the RainWings escape and get into trouble. They escape through the hole, and Glory decides to speak to the current RainWing queen, Magnificent, who refuses to do anything to save the RainWing prisoners. Glory realizes she'll never be able to save all eleven of them without an army, so she decides to challenge Magnificent for the throne. Instead of killing her as per normal tribal customs, Glory, Tamarin, Kinkajou, Mangrove, and Jambu go up against the RainWing queens in the RainWing Royal Challenge, testing camouflage, fruit gathering, venom-shooting, tree gliding, and a flower hunt.
However, Kinkajou was injured by Grandeur's venom while saving a sloth during the venom-shooting contest, as the sloth had tumbled down from the treetops right in front of the venom board, and Grandeur's venom was already heading towards the board. Kinkajou had leaped in front of the board in its place and pushed the sloth out of harm's way, but her own scales were injured instead. Glory hits the former Queen's venom with her own on Kinkajou's injured wing in a desperate attempt to save her, and accidentally but successfully cancels out the venom. Grandeur forfeits after finding out that Glory was a descendant of the original royal family, knowing that Glory would be a better queen than the current RainWing queens and realizing Kinkajou's bravery and kindness. Glory is officially crowned the RainWing queen at the end of the book, when Clay suddenly appears through the celebrating RainWing tribe and frantically informs Glory that Starflight is gone, possibly to warn the NightWings of their plan to save the RainWing prisoners.
It is believed Glory speculated that Starflight left the Rainforest Kingdom to tell the NightWings about her army. Starflight later found a dreamvisitor and visited Glory's dream, telling her that he was kidnapped and also tells her all he knew of the plans of the NightWings. When Starflight (along with Fatespeaker and Flame) return to the Rainforest Kingdom, Glory is overjoyed to see Starflight. After discussing more details about the NightWing's plan, Glory and her RainWings sneak into the Night Kingdom to save the remaining captured RainWings. Sunny and Clay had come up with the idea to use tranquilizer darts to fight the NightWings instead of killing them. After they knocked the tunnel guards out, Glory had flown to Orchid's prison and demonstrated how to free the RainWings from their bindings. She then ordered her tribe to find the other trapped members and free them as well. Glory, Starflight, and Fatespeaker then go to Queen Battlewinner's throne room to talk with her, led by Princess Greatness. While Glory and Battlewinner are arguing, Starflight comes up with the idea of letting the NightWings live in the Rainforest Kingdom as long as they bow to Queen Glory and let her rule over them.
Battlewinner refuses and hurled herself out of the lava, snarling that she would lead her tribe to safety, but, because of her IceWing injury, quickly froze to death as soon as she was out of the burning molten substance. When the ground starts worryingly rumbling and shaking and rivulets of lava start to pour through the crumbling walls, Glory takes Starflight with her to save Deathbringer and former Queen Splendor down in the NightWing dungeons. After they had freed them, they then flew back to the others to tell the NightWings about their plan to allow the NightWings a home in the Rainforest if they accepted Glory as their new queen. The NightWing hastily agreed, and after each of them shouted "Queen Glory!" on their way into the tunnel to the Rainforest. The volcano then violently erupted, leaving Starflight badly injured from the flames and ash and later confirmed to have gone blind.
Glory is outraged when she found out her entire life was ruined by Morrowseer. She shouts that she wants to kill him. Later, when Sunny returns, she is relieved but angry, but to happy that her bubbly friend is back to care. She votes on choosing Blister because she was the smartest. Glory also points out that if they're on Blister's side she'll leave them alone. It is believed that Glory bit or scratched or whacked Deathbringer to get to Clay after he was bitten by the Dragonbite Viper. She is one of the dragons who helped Sunny dig up Queen Oasis' Grave to get the treasure buried with her.
Glory is mentioned but does not make an appearance in this book. It is shown by Moon's mother's reaction that many NightWings think she is too young or unfit to be queen, especially of two tribes.
She is seen in Winter Turning, first when Winter is taken down by Deathbringer. The dragonets came to warn her about Icicle, who is coming to kill her on Scarlet's orders. She summons a meeting at the Royal Pavilion and a couple of scouts to come along. One tells of a very cold place in the rainforest which Icicle could have visited, and Glory demands to be taken there. Moon and Kinkajou offer to come, and Glory dismisses them, but Winter steps in and gives Moon his permission to come. Glory looks between them and is confused, but lets her go anyway, not realizing that Moon can read minds. When they arrive, they find a NightWing corpse. She tells Deathbringer to identify the body and sends the four dragonets to the Dragonet Wingery for their own safety.
When the group escapes the wingery, Kinkajou left a trail that Glory followed to the old NightWing Island, where she tranquilizes Icicle and brought her to the healer's hut. When everybody is about to leave, Glory issues her orders to Kinkajou and Moon. Glory tells Winter that she used to think that she could accomplish everything on her own without friends, but now she says she wouldn't be here right now if she didn't stick with them.
Glory is mentioned when Scarlet throws her supposed head to the front of the crowd, but the head turns out to be an animus enchantment, later confirmed to be the head of an unknown MudWing. Sunny dreamvisits her to confirm this update, but Glory is still alive and well. She does not make a formal appearance in the book, though she is mentioned many times in the first few chapters.
Glory appeared when Darkstalker decided to make a visit to the Rainforest. At first ruling over both all of the NightWings and RainWings, Queen Glory was met with a challenge by Darkstalker for being the ruler of the NightWings. Glory proposed that instead of a RainWing challenge or the typical fight-to-the-death challenge that most tribes do, each individual NightWing would decide who their ruler should be. Afterwards, Turtle confronts her and Deathbringer and discovers that she and Deathbringer too are both under Darkstalker's spell as well. Darkstalker informs Glory that five dragons were on their way to kill her, and makes a prison for the rainforest and says they should wait for the assassins in it. When he catches them and imprisons them, Glory says she doesn't completely trust her decision. She appears when Darkstalker takes the NightWings to The Lost City of Night.
She is mentioned by Sunny, who dreamvisited her. She told Sunny about Darkstalker taking the tribe to the Night Kingdom. Queen Glory is also mentioned by Qibli, as he says that no matter what good decisions she makes, some NightWings will hate her just because she's a RainWing. At the end of the book, she is seen standing over Mightyclaws while he's drawing Hope's house, her scales gold and dark purple. Deathbringer is standing behind her, eyeing the forest fiercely.
Glory is clever and capable in combat. She demonstrated the knowledge of a dragon's anatomy by pressing a bladed disc right to Deathbringer's vital artery and used pressure points to stun a NightWing foe when escaping from the Night Kingdom.
According to Starflight, she also memorized information from scrolls very easily, although not as well as him.
Like all RainWings, she is able to secrete and spit black venom (or as Sunny calls it, "magical death spit") from two of her longest fangs, as well as change color and camouflage herself. She uses both of these abilities effectively in combat, unlike most other RainWings.
It is mentioned by Moonwatcher that Glory is the best dragon she has met besides Darkstalker at shielding her mind whenever she's uncomfortable. She does the same to her scales to keep her emotions from showing.
Glory has a fierce personality and is known for her sarcasm. She also is the most outwardly hostile of the dragonets, partially because of the way the guardians treated her and partially because she doesn't get that much sun time. She admits to herself that she is grumpy a lot of the time. That being said, she does have a softer side. Her stubborn yet loyal demeanor has made her rise to the top and became the queen of NightWings and RainWings. However, sometimes her more affectionate side is shown when she talks to Deathbringer. It is shown many times that she has a distaste of being touched by other dragons.
Family Tree Edit
|Three Unnamed Daughters||Quickstrike|
|Prince Jambu||Queen Glory||Deathbringer|
"No we are NOT CALLING IT MAGICAL DEATH SPIT.- Glory to the Dragonets of Destiny.
"Is that an egg? Wow, they work fast in the Kingdom of the Sea."-To Tsunami where she saw she had an egg in The Lost Heir
"LET'S GO BACK AND KILL HIM AGAIN." - When Tsunami tells her about Morrowseer's death in The Brightest Night
"Well, I can think of lots of ways to keep her busy. For one, she can find me someone to yell at. I seriously cannot believe this. If I didn't have to act like a queen right now, rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh." -To Tsunami about Sunny
"It's normal to be scared. I'm scared. You'd have to be crazy not to be— well, crazy or Tsunami, which is basically the same thing. You just have to push that aside and do what you have to anyway." - To Starflight
"The queen can take care of herself. Out of the two dragons in question, the queen happens to be the one with camouflage scales who can shoot venom. What can you do? Sit in the dark, is that it? Guess what, I can do that, too." - Queen Glory making a jab at Deathbringer in The Brightest Night
"He's just trying to make his list look longer than mine."- To Sunny about Deathbringer in The Brightest Night
"I am not. Quit stalking me." - to Deathbringer
"What sort of assassin stalks his prey and whistles at the same time?" - To Deathbringer when she and Tsunami caught him at the tunnel in The Hidden Kingdom
"Well, that's great. For the first time in my life, I act as lazy as everyone thinks RainWings are, and you actually believe it. I'm glad my friends have so much faith in me." - After Glory and the dragonets reunite in The Dragonet Prophecy
"I can get my army ready to fly in an hour. Sure. Organizing RainWings, no problem. It's only roughly as hard as getting a hundred butterflies to fly in a straight line."
"So now what? Should we shout 'Hey SeaWings, we've got your missing princess!' and wait for dragons to bound joyfully out of the ocean?" - To Tsunami in The Lost Heir.
"Listen. I used to think I could do everything by myself, too. I didn't want help from anyone. But I wouldn't be here now if it weren't for my friends, and I have a feeling you'll be saying the same thing a year from now." - Queen Glory to Winter about his friends in Winter Turning
"All right, OFF. I am going to replace you as my bodyguard if you seriously can't tell the difference between a male IceWing traveling with my friends Kinkajou and Moonwatcher, and a lone female IceWing out to kill me. Pay a little more attention to detail, Deathbringer. Also, by the way, you're one to talk about killing prophecy dragonets." - To Deathbringer in Winter Turning
"Stop arresting my guests. It's not romantic or heroic, it's annoying. I've told you this before." - To Deathbringer
"Yes, and that certainly helped. Good news: Four of your students have gone off to find a dragon who just tried to kill you, in order to find another dragon who has tried to kill you about ninety dozen times. Oh, excellent, thanks, Turtle. Now we don't have to worry at all. I mean, we were hoping someone would take care of the vengeful and deadly Queen Scarlet for us. Preferably a bunch of five-year-olds. Very reassuring indeed."
"This could have happened-could still happen-to any of you. If you won't go rescue them, who will? They'll be lost forever. I know you'd rather sleep than deal with problems, but these dragons are from your tribe, and they need you. That's why I'm going to take the throne tomorrow. It's not because I want the biggest pieces of fruit or or the highest sun platform. I'm doing this for the missing rainwings and for you, so that you don't have to spend the rest of your lives looking over your shoulders and thinking, our friends are still lost. . .and we could have saved them." - Glory to the RainWing tribe about her becoming queen
"Well, lucky you, you're about to find out." - To Crocodile before she shoots venom at her
"There's nothing wrong with that. I'm pretty grumpy most of the time."
"You have ten seconds to take off, or we'll knock you out and leave you for the IceWings to deal with." - To Deathbringer
"So, by the way, I've decided to become queen of the RainWings."
"Aww... Your lectures are even cuter when I can't understand a word of them." - To Clay
"How about a trail of cow parts, too? And a map of where we’re going? Or perhaps we could set this part of the forest on fire, just to make sure everyone knows how to find us. Would you like me to spell out ‘DRAGONETS WUZ HERE’ in giant rocks?" - Glory in The Lost Heir to Tsunami
Clay and Glory have known each other since their hatching, and Clay tried to help Glory and the other dragonets hatch as the bigwings. He liked to bring her pretty things to cheer her up and was very concerned for Glory when he realized the Talons of Peace wanted to kill her. As with the other three dragonets of destiny, she feels a deep bond to him, at one point admitting that she could never have made it under the mountain without him and the others.
Glory was not afraid of the strict SkyWing, but she had always held a deep grudge against her for abusing her and underestimating her greatly. She refused to rescue Kestrel from the Sky Kingdom as Kestrel had wanted to kill her because of the fact she was not a Skywing, as the Prophecy stated.
Much the same with Kestrel, Glory once wanted to have animus powers, so she could enchant his dinner to eat him.
Though he was less strict than Kestrel, she still hated him for stealing her egg and letting Kestrel and Dune abuse her. In The Hidden Kingdom, she refused to camouflage him. She didn't even want to touch him. But as much as she hates him, she doesn't want to kill him for it, even though she said "Well, some of us don't" when it was mentioned that they don't want him to die.
Glory doesn't actually mind Tsunami's bossiness, but she still talks back because she thinks at least someone should stand up to Tsunami to combat her prideful nature. She is always snapping at Tsunami, even when Tsunami clearly isn't in the mood to quarrel. The two squabble occasionally, and are extreme opposites: while Glory waits for the perfect time to strike, Tsunami just rushes into situations and attacks.
In The Hidden Kingdom, Glory decided Sunny was better to touch than Webs, even though she isn't comfortable touching other dragons. Glory was also extremely worried, although she was probably the least worried out of all of Sunny's friends, when Sunny went missing in The Brightest Night and held her talons in hers when she was found. Sunny helped break up arguments between Tsunami and Glory by always making it seem like she was on their sides. As with Clay and the others, Glory feels a strong connection with Sunny.
Glory is often annoyed by his know-it-all personality and rambling. She apparently knew about his crush on Sunny, and thought he should do something about it. She also shows affection to him at rare occasions. She respects his plans, as she followed his idea of diplomacy in The Dark Secret.
When Glory first met Deathbringer, she was disguised as an IceWing, trying to probe information out of him. Given her personality, Deathbringer gave her more information than intended about his mission and then began to flirt with her. Glory was sarcastic with him, but he liked her even more because of it and helped her escape the NightWing island. The current status between the two is a bit 'more than friends'. In The Dark Secret, Deathbringer described her as beautiful, sarcastic, and fascinating. When Glory is helping him out of the prison, they hold each other's talons and Starflight thinks; "they exchanged a look that said "thank you" and a whole lot more." Adding to that, in The Brightest Night, Glory and Deathbringer are constantly flirting with each other, and Deathbringer even put his wing around Glory, which she allowed. In Winter Turning, Deathbringer is constantly trying to protect Glory and muttering to the queen when she says she doesn't need help. In Escaping Peril, Sunny says "Glory has magical death spit and Deathbringer and a whole army of RainWings who would die for her".
Glory didn't know that she had a brother (half brother), until she met him in the Rainforest Kingdom. Glory was unimpressed with him at first, and thought of him just as ridiculous as the other RainWings. However, Jambu helped her get Blaze to meet the dragonets and nearly beat Exquisite in the tree-gliding competition, one of the five contests that decided who would be queen of the RainWings. He was only stopped by a vine, possibly a bunch of sloths, that wrapped around his neck, and he nearly strangled himself. He appears to be one of her most trusted dragons now, even if he is incompetent. He also makes sure Glory takes her suntime.
The little dragonet met Glory when she was captured by the NightWings. She followed Glory in escaping, and claims that she'd follow Glory anywhere, even when Glory threatens to take the throne by force. She did the venom targeting part of the contest to become queen and was injured by RainWing venom. She is later shown in a dream to see Glory as a big, beautiful queen, crowned and welcoming Kinkajou with open wings, while the other dragons stared at her enviously. Kinkajou sees herself as one of Glory's best friends.
Glory didn't really know Tamarin that well, other than the fact that she was blind. Tamarin seemed confident in front of Glory when she said that maybe she couldn't do the flower challenge, with Kinkajou later stating that Tamarin had the best nose in the whole kingdom. She also felt compassionate about getting Tamarin a better teacher in Jade Mountain Academy.
Glory first met Turtle when he confronted her about Darkstalker, and she seemed to be a little suspicious of the latter but seemed to trust him for the most part. This horrified Turtle and he accidentally lost control of his enchanted coral, baffling Glory. She seems to find him a little odd and weird.
- It has been revealed that Glory is in fact afraid of the dark.
- Some of the books state that Glory has an extreme distaste of being touched.
- Glory once had the desire to be an animus as a young dragonet so that she could enchant her guardians' food to eat them, but changed her opinion when she knew the price of using animus magic.
- She has a pet sloth named Silver, one of the few dragons mentioned to own a pet. Some of the others are Smolder, Winter (for a short period of time), and quite a few other RainWings.
- She is one of two PoVs to have a pet during her book, the other being Winter.
- On the cover of The Hidden Kingdom, Glory does not have a strip of wing membrane that the RainWings should have. The spikes going down her back don't go to the tip of her tail either, as shown in the guide.
- Glory is descended from the original line of RainWing queens, as she did a successful venom test with Grandeur in The Hidden Kingdom.
- She is the first character in the series shown to challenge a queen for the throne.
- She is the second known descendant of the original Royal RainWing family (The first being Grandeur).
- In Moon Rising, Glory is found to throw up an instinctive "shield" around her mind when uncomfortable, doing the same with her scales, to hide her emotions.
- Glory is the only queen who rules two tribes (the RainWings and NightWings).
- It was revealed in a live video chat with Tui T. Sutherland that Glory and Deathbringer are dating, making the popular ship Glorybringer canon.
- Glory's grouchiness appears to have come from her lack of suntime during her time under the mountain.
- Glory mentions in The Hidden Kingdom that Scarlet fed her pineapples during her entrapment.
- Tui was originally going to have Clay have a crush on Glory, then decided it would not work.
- She is the third known queen to ascend to the throne without killing the previous queen, the others being Queen Pearl and Queen Snowfall.
- Glory might have been named after the flower morning glory.
- In The Lost Heir, it has been shown that Glory dislike her venom being called "magical death spit"
- Glory is the only Dragonet of Destiney that has not been shot with a sleeping dart.