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Special Dragons usually have abilities or abnormalities that set them apart from other members of their tribe. Some instances include animus dragons and those who have resistance or immunity to fire and extreme heat.

Most hybrids are different from both of their parent tribes. They are described to be different and lack some of their tribe's skills (Sunny and her tail barb), but it is unknown if a dragon can have all of the skills from both of their given tribes. A common way to describe hybrids are dragons born from parents that are from two or more different tribes. There are several hybrids in the Scorpion Den.

Tribes

MudWings

  • If a MudWing is hatched from a blood red egg, they will be immune to fire. An example of a dragon with this immunity would be Clay. However, this immunity only reaches its full effect after the dragon has been immersed in mud, as seen in The Dragonet Prophecy.
  • An animus-cursed MudWing egg, the hatched dragonets of which had no claws and no teeth, was displayed in Burn's stronghold. However, the egg might not be cursed as dragons just make items for Burn claiming they are rare items such as bugs with a rare type of color or hybrids that are just parts from other dragons sewn together.

SandWings

  • There are two known hybrids among the SandWing tribe: Sunny, who is half NightWing, she is also an IceWing descendant, due to her father being descended from Whiteout, a Night-Ice hybrid. Also, a dead, stuffed dragon who was half IceWing, stored as an exhibit in Burn's stronghold.
  • The SandWings once had an animus dragon known as Jerboa, who may have been the one to create the SandWing treasures. In Darkness of Dragons, we see a female SandWing animus. She is later revealed to be Jerboa II, the daughter of Jerboa.

SeaWings

SkyWings

  • If a dragon hatches with too much fire, they will have "firescales", which makes their scales constantly burn and makes the dragon melt and burn anything that they touch. These dragonets are usually killed by being thrown off the peak of a mountain, but at least one -- Peril -- is known to have survived.  
  • Conversely, some SkyWing dragonets can be born with no fire at all. In the case of Peril and her brother, who shared an egg, Peril sucked the fire out of her brother, leaving her with too much fire and her brother with too little. 
  • SkyWings also had animus dragons, but they don't have any publicly known animus dragons, since they kill animus dragons as soon as they know the dragon had powers, much like firescale dragonets.

RainWings

  • There was a RainWing named Chameleon who had a deformity in his nose that prevented him from sleeping for more than one hour at a time, and couldn't change color. It was said by Jambu and Bullfrog that he stayed a boring and unattractive green color. He had no special powers until he discovered Darkstalker's Talisman.
  • Tamarin is a blind RainWing who helped Glory become queen and is the only dragon born blind known in the series.
  • In a possible future, Glory and Deathbringer have a RainWing-NightWing dragonet named Firefly.
  • Darkstalker's new form, Peacemaker is a NightWing-RainWing hybrid.

IceWings

  • An alleged IceWing-SandWing hybrid resides, dead and stuffed, in Burn's collection.
  • There is an IceWing/SeaWing hybrid named Typhoon who makes a short appearance in Darkness of Dragons.
  • Darkstalker and his sister Whiteout are half IceWing and half NightWing. Darkstalker is also an animus, with mind reading and prophetic powers.
  • In the past, the IceWing tribe was known to have numerous animus dragons, which would be bred into the royal family. IceWing animus dragons, unlike those of other tribes, would enchant only one item in their lifetime, their "gift" to the tribe. The only known exceptions to this rule are Queen Diamond, who enchanted her second item out of spite, and Prince Arctic, who did not give a gift at all, and instead used his power for personal reasons. This tradition stopped when the last IceWing animus, Prince Arctic, ran off with Foeslayer to join the NightWing tribe. The known animus dragons were Queen Diamond, Prince Arctic, Princess Frostbite, and Penguin.
  • Queen Diamond: an IceWing animus that created the gift of healing (five narwhal horns that could heal frostbreath injuries) and the gift of vengeance (the Diamond Trial).
  • Prince Arctic: an IceWing animus, father of Darkstalker, that ran away before giving his gift to the tribe.
  • Princess Frostbite: an IceWing animus who created the Gift of Light, a tree that grows glowing orbs.
  • Penguin: an IceWing animus who created the Gift of Diplomacy, rings that allow non-IceWings (half IceWings don’t need it, Typhoon being proof) over the Ice Wall.
  • In Talons of Power, Darkstalker stated that Sunny has IceWing blood in her, this shows that Stonemover is indeed related to Whiteout, who was an IceWing-NightWing hybrid and the only dragon in the tribe known to have the animus gene, with an exception of Darkstalker, who never had dragonets.

NightWings

  • The telepathic and precognitive powers come from being hatched under the light of the full moons, one full moon grants one of the powers, two full moons grant both, and three full moons make the first two powers stronger. According to Darkstalker, it was once thought that being hatched under the light of the three full moons would have given the dragonet that was hatching animus power. This was proven to be a genetic inheritance and not a moonlight-related subject.
  • If a NightWing's egg is laid and they are born under at least one full moon, their egg will turn silver before they are born. A silver teardrop in the corner of a NightWing's eye shows that they have mind reading powers.
  • Stonemover, a NightWing animus, created the tunnels between the NightWing Island and the Rainforest Kingdom to the Kingdom of Sand.
  • Darkstalker, another NightWing animus, created the three dreamvisitors. He had powerful mind reading and was able to see most possible futures. His lover Clearsight also had prophetic powers, hers much stronger than his, although she couldn't read minds. This is because he was born under three full moons, but Clearsight was born under one full moon. Darkstalker and his sister, Whiteout, are the dragonets of an IceWing animus, Prince Arctic.
  • According to an interview with Tui T. Sutherland, Whiteout does have NightWing powers but they were "pushed down deep inside" because she was born a day late and possibly because she has a mental disability. According to Darkstalker, Whiteout "thinks in colors and waves." She has her own way of seeing the world that most other dragons don't seem to understand.
    • It is not completely confirmed that Whiteout has mind reading powers, but Whiteout can definitely see the future--proved in Darkstalker (Legends).
  • Sunny is also a hybrid and is half SandWing and has a small sliver of IceWing (see family tree).
  • Moonwatcher, a dragonet in the second series, has the power to see into the future and receive prophecies, as well as read minds. This is because she was hatched under two full moons.
  • Fatespeaker is believed by Darkstalker to have faint psychic powers; most likely because she almost hatched or was supposed to hatch on the brightest night, or may have hatched in faint moonlight. It was confirmed that she can sense emotions.
  • Starflight is the only dragon in the series that is blind but not from birth, as a result of the NightWing island's volcanic eruption. It was also stated by Darkstalker Starflight would be have been very powerful had he hatched outside the cave.
  • In Talons of Power, Darkstalker handed out special powers to some NightWings, using his animus power. For example, Mindreader now has the ability to read minds, Mightyclaws now has the ability to draw anything and pull it out of the picture to make it real, and Fearless now has super strength. He also gave Mindreader's father a temporary power to be healed, and he gave four other dragons the powers to fly faster than any dragon, the ability to go days without sleeping, the ability to catch any prey, and advanced warrior skills, respectively.
    • In Darkness of Dragons, it is stated that most NightWings accepted enchanted earrings to be freed from Darkstalker's spells, but some, for example, Mightyclaws, kept their power.
  • Peacemaker is a NightWing-RainWing hybrid. He used to be Darkstalker before eating a strawberry that was enchanted by Kinkajou using pieces of his scrolls. This is only known by the very few dragons involved in changing him in the first place.
  • In Darkness of Dragons, King Darkstalker gives at least ten NightWings invulnerability and superstrength via bracelets and other trinkets.

SilkWings

  • Some SilkWings are born with flamesilk, which is when their silk is basically solid fire. They can shoot this out of their wrists, like how normal SilkWings can shoot silk out of theirs. A SilkWing has a 50% chance of inheriting it from their flamesilk parent.[1] They can shoot out different types of flamesilk. They will only develop it after Metamorphosis, and it is revealed whether or not they are by the brightness of their silk glands (described to be like 'globs of lava under the scales'). Flamesilk dragons are immune to burns from flamesilk, but only after they have started their Metamorphosis.

HiveWings

  • Queen Wasp can control the minds of all of the HiveWings, except Cricket, who is immune.
  • Cricket is immune to Queen Wasp's mind control, the reason for this is unknown.
  • Every HiveWing has a different power, for example, venom, a stinger, or stench powers, but some do not have any.

LeafWings

  • It is rumored that some LeafWings had special control over plants. So far, Sundew is the only known LeafWing that has this ability. And so far, only the ability to make plants grow faster was shown.

List of Special Dragons

Animus:

Hybrids:

Empowered NightWings:

Flamesilks:


Other:

Trivia

  • Hybrid dragons can have dragonets, (as confirmed in a video chat with Tui) much like hybrids of different breeds of dogs can have puppies.
  • It is unknown if dragons born with too little fire can survive for long. They would likely be sickly, or at the very least considered weak by their tribemates.
  • It is unknown if MudWings ever had any animus dragons.
  • It is unknown if LeafWing plant control is gained.
    • It's possible it is like NightWings, gained at a specific time, or like the other Pantala tribes, HiveWing abilities or Flamesilk, it's genetic.

References

  1. Revealed in The Lost Continent, page 88
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Revealed in The Lost Continent, prologue, page 11
  3. Revealed in The Lost Continent, page 47
  4. Revealed in The Lost Continent, page 277
  5. Revealed in The Lost Continent, pages 289-290
  6. Revealed in The Lost Continent, page 293
  7. Revealed in The Lost Continent, page 237
  8. Revealed in The Lost Continent, page 251
  9. 9.0 9.1 Revealed in The Lost Continent, page 252
  10. Revealed in The Lost Continent, page 243
  11. Revealed in The Lost Continent, page 44
  12. 12.0 12.1 Revealed in The Lost Continent, page 253
  13. Revealed in The Lost Continent, page 256
  14. 14.0 14.1 Revealed in The Lost Continent, page 68

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