Orchid is a female RainWing, and was one of the seventeen captured RainWings mentioned in The Hidden Kingdom, as well as The Dark Secret. She is Mangrove's mate and his partner in fruit gathering. Mangrove thinks of her as flawless, describing her as "perfection in every scale." He searched tirelessly for her when she went missing and asked Queen Magnificent for help every day, but no one really cared she was missing except Glory. The Queen told her that since she asked a good question, she can go search for Orchid. Like some other RainWings, the NightWings kidnapped Orchid and ran tests on her venom in order to make venom-resistant helmets and armor so that they could raid the Rainforest Kingdom in order to obtain a more feasible home. Orchid was chained to the wall when Mastermind was showing Starflight and Fatespeaker around his lab. Starflight whispered to her that Mangrove hadn't given up on her, and had never stopped searching for her. Orchid's scales turned pink with joy when he said this, and again later when she was saved and saw Mangrove, who was ecstatic to see her again.
Orchid and Mangrove were gathering fruit from deep inside the rainforest, when Orchid was suddenly kidnapped by the NightWings, although the RainWings weren't very aware of it at the time, except for Mangrove. Mangrove tried to get Queen Magnificent to send out a search party, and the queen said that some other dragon could investigate. When Glory asked around if anyone knew what had happened, one dragon said "Maybe she's taking a really long nap somewhere." Glory volunteered to search for Orchid and agreed to look for the other lost members of the tribe too. When she too was abducted (on purpose), she found the missing dragons (Orchid included), being experimented (mainly by Mastermind) on in the Night Kingdom.
When Mastermind showed Starflight and Fatespeaker around his laboratory, Starflight noticed a dragon who was chained to the wall and unconscious. Mastermind then explained that he was trying to see how long the average RainWing could use their venom before running out, but the dragon had fainted before he could get any useful information. Starflight and Fatespeaker had gotten her some water, and Starflight asked what her name was, to which she replied that no NightWing had ever asked her that before, and then answered "Orchid". He then told her that Mangrove was looking for her. Her scales turned rosy pink with happiness, making Mastermind curious, and he said he had never seen any of the RainWings that color before. Later, during the attack on the Night Kingdom, Orchid was freed along with the rest of the surviving RainWings. She was reunited with Mangrove, even though she thought he would forget about her. Mangrove tried to endure the rumbling of the volcano to stay with Orchid, and they both returned to the Rainforest Kingdom.
When Winter, Moon, Qibli, and Kinkajou go to the rainforest, Moon "hears" a NightWing and RainWing patrol. Kinkajou calls out to them, but when she learns it was actually Bromeliad and not Orchid, she says, "Hi, Bromeliad. I thought you were Orchid." It is assumed that the two dragons bonded either during or after their imprisonment.
- An orchid is a plant with complex flowers that are typically showy or bizarrely shaped, and they often use their looks to confuse pollinators into pollinating them. Orchids occur worldwide, especially in tropical forests, and are valuable hothouse plants. The family Orchidaceae is one of the two largest families of flowering plants, encompassing between 6 and 11% of all seed plant species.