Princess Icicle is a female IceWing dragonet, and was formerly a student attending Jade Mountain Academy as a member of the Gold Winglet and clawmate to Sora. She is the niece of the late ruler, Queen Glacier and cousin to the current Queen Snowfall. She was originally directly in line for the throne, but then became indirect due to Snowfall becoming queen. She has two brothers, Winter and Hailstorm. Hailstorm, the eldest brother, was trapped in the Sky Kingdom in the form of Pyrite by Ex-Queen Scarlet. This was why Icicle had attempted to murder Starflight, and had had plans to kill the other three Dragonets of Destiny who were residing in Jade Mountain. Scarlet had made a deal with Icicle: that if she murdered the original four Dragonets of Destiny at Jade Mountain, then Icicle would get the living Hailstorm back in return. Icicle figured that she could return back to the ice palace with honor and glory among the IceWings for bringing her brother back, regardless of which dragons she killed along the way. She escaped from Jade Mountain after she was stopped from murdering Starflight by Moon, Qibli, and Winter. Her backup plan was to the travel to the Rainforest Kingdom to try and murder Queen Glory. Since Glory was the Dragonet of Destiny who had ruined Scarlet's face, Icicle thought that killing her would make up for failing to kill the four back at Jade Mountain. She is currently awaiting trial at the IceWing kingdom.
Icicle has silver-pale gleaming white scales that had always been more pristine than everyone else’s, described to be clean and shiny, even after hunting, and glittering pale arctic blue eyes. Icicle plunged into the frigid ocean 6 times a day back in the Ice Kingdom because she believed a glittering dragon is a more menacing dragon. She believes that the most pristine dragons should get to go in the First Circle and that grubby, dull dragons belong in the Seventh Circle. She is bigger than Winter, and has lethally sharp claws and gleaming teeth. She was also noted to be haughty-looking and aloof, and has a smooth, high-pitched voice.
Icicle was confirmed by Moon and Sora to have killed Crane in the small battle between the IceWings and MudWings during the War of SandWing Succession before the Dragonets of Destiny came to the Mud Kingdom. She killed Crane by slitting her throat, grinning at Sora as she flew away. When Sora was placed in the same cave as Icicle, she was driven almost to madness and decided that Icicle needed to be brought to justice. This is the reason for her two assassination attempts on Icicle in Moon Rising, which failed and effectively dished out critical damage to several other dragonets. This includes accidentally killing two of her fellow students, Carnelian and Bigtail, and injuring a third, Tamarin.
She joined the Jade Mountain Academy at Queen Glacier's insistence, and became clawmates with Sora. When Moon came back from talking to Stonemover on her first night, she heard that a dragon was speaking to Ex-Queen Scarlet with a dreamvisitor. Darkstalker didn't want to tell Moon who was contacting Queen Scarlet, because he knew her fate would end in her death. Sora figured out that was she the one who killed Crane, and tried to kill Icicle to avenge Crane's death. Sora bombed the history cave with a dragonflame cactus, accidentally killing two innocent dragons (Carnelian and Bigtail), and injuring a third (Tamarin), instead of Icicle, and attempted another time by scraping off a stalactite on top of the Prey Center. Icicle survived both attempts, and tried to kill Sora and Starflight. Moonwatcher figured out that she was the one who was contacting Scarlet, but Icicle said that she was doing this to get her brother Hailstorm back. She tried to convince Winter that she was doing this for Hailstorm, but Winter objected and fought back by smacking her across the face. She later escaped out of a nearby window, her next target being Queen Glory.
Icicle was found on the destroyed NightWing Island with bloodshot eyes, for she had not slept in 4 or 5 days. She did this because she didn't want to hear Scarlet tell her that she had failed and that her brother was dead. She mentions her plans to assassinate Glory, and Kinkajou unexpectedly tackles Icicle and pins her to the ground. Right before Kinkajou is about to be killed by the IceWing, Deathbringer and Queen Glory arrive and tranquilize Icicle, who is desperately screaming at Winter that he should keep her awake, because she might appear in her dreams. She is arrested and transported to the healers' hut, unconscious.
Before the effect of the tranquilizer dart sinks in, she begs her brother to keep her from falling asleep. Winter tells her to make a deal with Scarlet, saying that if he kills Glory, the SkyWing will release his brother. Icicle does so. Moon reads her mind, trying to learn where Scarlet is. She also finds out about the deal, but she does not believe Winter will go through with it.
She is later seen flying with Queen Glacier back to the Ice Palace after Glory allows her to return to the Ice Kingdom. Her punishment was up to Glacier, on the condition that there would be a cutting of the Moon Globe Tree for the RainWings and NightWings.
Icicle is fierce and proud, probably due to her parents having high expectations of her and often pressuring her. She appears to be very secretive, hiding dangerous plots from even her own brother, Winter. She believes that Winter is weak and harmless. She is also vicious and determined, not hesitating to kill or harm others to get what she wants, and thinks "killing is easy enough". Despite this though, Icicle sometimes shows a softer side, such as when she feels guilty for failing her elder brother and puts herself through a lot of pain so she doesn't have to watch him die in front of her. She cares much for her older brother, Hailstorm. After Ex-Queen Scarlet told her Hailstorm was alive, she would do anything to get him back.
Family Tree Edit
|Prince Hailstorm||Prince Winter||Princess Icicle|
"By the teeth of the great Ice Dragon, this is boring as sand." - A thought by Icicle when she was impatient during the teachers' talk about the cave explosion.
"Killing is easy enough." - To Scarlet when being dream visited in Moon Rising
"Good, pfft. Would you rather be good or strong?" - to Winter in Moon Rising
"Only one dragon. So I know exactly who to kill." - about Sora after a falling stalactite almost kills her in Moon Rising
"You don't understand. You idiot." - to Winter when he stops her in Moon Rising
“Yes—and if I had succeeded in killing the prophecy dragonets for Queen Scarlet, she would have given him back to me. To us. But instead you’ve killed him all over again. And now you have to live with that forever.” – to Winter after she revealed that their brother Hailstorm is still alive
"You are the worst kind of dirt covered whale chum." - An insult to Winter after he'd stopped her from hurting Starflight and Moonwatcher in Moon Rising
"Could be worse. I could look like you." - to Kinkajou, after a remark on how bad she looks from not sleeping
"If I don't sleep, then she can't get to me. Ha!" - To Winter and the others in Winter Turning when they found her on the NightWing island
"I don't need your help, of all dragons. You don't have the claws to do what needs to be done. And she's probably killed him by now anyway." - To Winter
- Icicle thinks more of Hailstorm than Winter, saying that Winter is useless and a disappointment. She also seems to have absolutely no emotional connection to him.
- Icicle does not seem to like any dragon that is not a IceWing and like Winter, believes that IceWings are superior to other tribes.
- Icicle appears to rely mainly on her front talons for fighting, as does Winter.
- Estimated by her, Icicle thinks she's killed at least eighteen dragons in every battle she fought in the war. This is likely an exaggeration.
- An icicle is a hanging piece of ice formed by dripping water that freezes, usually looking sharp.
- She is the first IceWing princess to be introduced into the series.
- Icicle possibly was affected by the IceWing plague, however this is not confirmed.
- Queen Glacier had to give a cutting of the Moon Globe Tree to Queen Glory in return of Icicle when she was being held captive.
- She is on trial in Darkness of Dragons, but it is unknown if she was confirmed guilty.