Prince Albatross was a male animus SeaWing prince who lived around two thousand years ago. He was one of the first known animus dragons. He was part of the SeaWing Royal Family and was killed after using his animus abilities too much and ultimately going insane. He slaughtered nine dragons using a knife, including his sister, Queen Lagoon; her husband, King Humpback; their daughter, Princess Splash; Prince Fathom's parents, Reef and Manta; Scallop; Eel; Princess Sunset of the SkyWings; and an unnamed musician before he was killed when Prince Fathom ordered a rack of narwhal-horn spears to attack him. Indigo was given credit for his death. Before he went insane, Fathom described him as a fun, jovial dragon, who played tricks on his student.
He was described to look rather like a seagull, with blueish-grey scales that looked almost white in places, blue eyes so dark they were nearly black, and long, powerful majestic wings. Albatross was in the same hatching as his sister, Queen Lagoon, but is nearly a neck taller. He has a long, hooked snout and a warm, fish-smelling laugh.
Albatross used his animus powers to start the creation of the Summer Palace.
Albatross is shown, rather reluctantly, testing a group of SeaWing dragonets to see if any of them are animus dragons. While talking to Queen Lagoon, he is hit in the chest by Fathom's coconut. He externally seems rather pleased, but strangles a distant seagull with a vine while congratulating him. Later, he is shown taking Fathom to the soon to be built Summer Palace. He reveals that he learned of his animus powers when Sapphire and Lagoon, his two older sisters, were teasing him, saying he swam like a feeble duck. Sapphire took his clam shell that he was playing with, and he accidentally enchanted it, telling it to "Bite her claws! Bite all her claws off!" without thought. In doing so, Sapphire never could become queen and turned insane (much like her brother) and was secluded on an island far from the Sea Kingdom, with well-paid servants tending to her. Fathom had suggested to enchant plants so no one could see the Summer Palace. Indigo revealed she was watching over Fathom, and Albatross then told them both to go back to class. Later, in the welcoming party for the SkyWings, he arrived late, and Queen Lagoon argued with him for being late. He enchanted a knife to slit her throat, killing her. Chaos ensued as he attacked the SkyWings. As Fathom ran away, he saw Albatross kill Princess Splash. Later, Albatross found Fathom and Indigo behind the boats. When he revealed their hiding place, Indigo attacked him, allowing time for Fathom to enchant spears to kill Albatross.
Anemone made references to Albatross several times, saying that she didn't wish to use her animus powers and go insane like him. Unfortunately, Albatross's hard work may have been in vain, considering the Summer Palace was destroyed during the end of this book - though it was well hidden and had stayed that way prior to it's destruction.
Albatross is mentioned in the scroll that Moon reads to find out about Dreamvisitors. The scroll describes The Royal SeaWing Massacre, and how his insanity influenced Queen Pearl to ban the use of all animus magic on the Sea Kingdom.
After Turtle uses his animus power to take the scroll from Shapeshifter, Moon mentions Albatross while asking how Turtle is feeling. Turtle mentions that Albatross grew the entire pavilion before going completely insane, as proven in Darstalker (Legends).
Albatross is mentioned various times in the book, as a parallel to both Turtle and Darkstalker. He may have appeared as a ghost in the epilogue though this hasn't been confirmed.
“An enchanted coconut will never miss, no matter how I dodge or try to block it. Go ahead and try.” -Albatross during the animus test that all SeaWings had to go through.
"Hmmm, yes, very interesting. This talon definitely has more power than that one." - Messing with Fathom in an animus training session
“You may be wondering why you’re still alive. Especially when your entire family is dead.” -To Fathom during the Royal SeaWing massacre.
"Bite her! Bite all of her claws off!"- His first animus enchantment
"No! Spears-"- His last words before Fathom's enchanted spears killed him
- A clam shell, enchanted to glow when someone lies.
- A fountain on the Island Palace (mentioned by Queen Lagoon).
- The Summer Palace.
- A knife controlled by him to kill his whole family.
- All the coconuts used to test 2 year old dragonets.
- An empty clamshell accidentally enchanted to bite off all of Princess Sapphire's claws.
- A vine used to strangle a seagull
- Some people think that Albatross may be of IceWing descent, due to his odd coloring, and the fact that it would also explain his animus magic, as IceWings had animus dragons long before he hatched.
- It is possible Albatross has come back as a ghost, because in the epilogue of Talons of Power an unknown dragon is seen haunting some dragonets, some of them think it's Albatross's ghost "coming back to haunt them". However, nothing confirms this suspicion.
- An albatross is a very large sea bird resembling a seagull. It is noted to be one of the largest birds ever.
- Albatross is the first known animus SeaWing in ancient Pyrrhia.
|Queens|| Present: Queen Coral|
|Anemone • Auklet • Cerulean • Fin • Gill • Moray • Octopus • Orca • Shark • Tsunami • Turtle|
|Albatross • Clearpool • Cowrie • Current • Eel • Fathom • Humpback • Manta • Reef • Ripple • Sapphire • Scallop • Splash|
|Jade Mountain||Tsunami • Turtle • Anemone • Pike • Barracuda • Snail|
|Other Dragons|| Present: Abalone • Flounder • Herring • Herring's Brother • Kelp • Lagoon • Nautilus • Pearl • Piranha • Riptide • Snapper • Squid • Tempest • Tortoise • Urchin • Webs • Whirlpool|
|Kingdom||Bay of a Thousand Scales • Deep Palace of the Sea • Island Palace • Summer Palace • The SeaWing Royal Hatchery|
|Society||Aquatic • SeaWing Council • SeaWing Royal Family • Talons of Power Ceremony • The Royal SeaWing Massacre|