Princess Orca was a female SeaWing and the first-born animus princess of Queen Coral and King Gill. Princess Tsunami, Princess Anemone, and Princess Auklet are currently the only surviving daughters of Queen Coral and King Gill, but eleven unnamed daughters were killed before they could hatch, or soon after. Unknown to anyone, Orca was secretly an animus, and she plotted to use it to her advantage in a plan to take the SeaWing throne from Queen Coral. Before the events of The Dragonet Prophecy, she was defeated and killed by her mother when she challenged her to the SeaWing throne. Despite being only seven, she was confident she would win, but she was accidentally impaled by the narwhal horn that was strapped to her mother's tail during the challenge and died of the wound.
She gave a statue to the Royal Hatchery shortly before she died, and unknown to any SeaWings, it had been enchanted to assassinate all the eggs in the hatchery that were female, leaving the male eggs untouched. This was due to the fact that she had expected to win and become queen. Without heirs, she could rule the throne for generations and not worry about any challengers. This backfired when her mother killed her, so Queen Coral lived on without any daughters until she successfully hatched Princess Anemone. About a year later, Princess Tsunami returned back to the Sea Kingdom and found out the truth about the statue. They confirmed it when Anemone used her animus powers to reveal who enchanted the statue, and later that day the statue was destroyed.
Right before the challenge, Orca enchanted a marble statue of herself she had sculpted and dedicated to the Royal Hatchery. Her mother had no idea she was an animus dragon at the time, which allowed her sinister enchantment to escape the queen's notice. Its function was to kill off any of the remaining female heirs, preventing any royal sisters (and possibly future daughters) from hatching that may try to take her place as queen of the SeaWings. Orca assumed she would win her challenge for the throne, but due to an unlucky accident in the challenge, Queen Coral killed Orca. Her dying words were "I did this all wrong. You're going to rule forever, aren't you, Mother?...You should thank me...no one can stop you now." Her last words referred to how the statue was now working Queen Coral's favor in the dark of the night, killing off all her heirs. Tsunami later defeated the statue. Once she explained it to Coral, she and Anemone completely smashed it to pieces.
Queen Coral still loved and missed Orca, despite the fact that she nearly killed her. According to Queen Coral, Orca was a very talented sculptor. The queen also wrote her first scroll based on the event titled "The Tragedy of Orca". A chapter of this story was recited during Whirlpool and Tsunami's first Aquatic lesson.
|Commander Shark||Queen Coral||King Gill|
|Princess Moray||Prince Fin||Prince Cerulean||Prince Turtle||Prince Octopus||28 Unnamed Sons|
|Princess Tsunami||Princess Anemone||Princess Auklet|
"I did this all wrong. You're going to rule forever, aren't you, Mother?...You should thank me...no one can stop you now." -Orca's last words to her mother
- Orca's scale color was once unknown; however, the statue she carved of herself was of dark green marble with blue sapphire eyes, which makes it likely that dark green was her scale color, and blue was possibly her eye color. It was confirmed that she is dark green with blue eyes here, rather than the common fan depiction of her being black and white.
- It is unknown how many years have gone by since Orca's death, but the popular belief is that it's been fourteen years since.
- Orca may have tried to use her animus powers to win because everyone was shocked when she almost killed Queen Coral.
- It is possible that Orca was driven insane because she used her animus powers too much.
- If this fact is true, Princess Orca could have made even more enchantments that were hidden prior to her challenge to Queen Coral.
- An orca, also known as a killer whale, is a very large dolphin and the top predator in the ocean. They are very intelligent and social.
- Orca is a near anagram of Coral. Whether this was intentional or not is unknown.
- Orca may not have known that dragons themselves can be enchanted with animus magic, or she could have made herself invulnerable like Darkstalker.
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