Glory is a young female RainWing who was the last-minute replacement for the SkyWing Dragonet of Destiny, due to the original egg being smashed by Ex-Princess Burn. The egg was killed alongside its carrier, an IceWing minder named Hvitur. After the events of The Hidden Kingdom and The Dark Secret, Glory became the queen of both the RainWings and the NightWings after winning the RainWing throne challenge battle. Glory was unsure of the NightWings' loyalty at first, but after the events of Darkness of Dragons, she was sure that they respected her as their queen. She is currently in a relationship with Deathbringer, her self-appointed bodyguard and a former NightWing assassin.
Glory has green eyes and no apparent scars on her body. She seems to prefer a red-orange color around her frill and on the undersides of her wings; however, these colors change consistently due to her tribe's natural color-changing tendencies. Despite her emotions appearing as colors on her scales, Glory dislikes it when other dragons guess her emotions in this way. (Such as Kinkajou in the third book) She often attempts to bottle up her inner feelings by keeping her scales a neutral color that usually displays tranquility or calmness, and she has a shield around her mind as well, even though she isn't purposefully trying to hide her thoughts from anyone. Therefore, she has a "prickly mental shield" that makes it difficult for NightWing mind readers to enter her thoughts.
When Burn smashed the original SkyWing egg and killed its carrier, Hvitur, Glory's egg was stolen from the Rainforest Kingdom as a last-minute replacement by Webs. Even though Dune and Kestrel disagreed that a RainWing would be fit for the prophecy, Glory was raised under the mountain with the other four Dragonets of Destiny. Even so, Glory was constantly bullied by Dune and Kestrel, as they would often refer to Glory as just another "lazy RainWing" and they sometimes physically harmed her whenever they were feeling angry or frustrated. Although Webs never joined in, he never tried to stop the other two from pushing her around. Glory trained and studied harder than any of her friends, but there was still never any change in the way that the guardians treated her.
Over six years later, a huge, menacing NightWing named Morrowseer arrived under the mountain, and he was disgusted that the minders had replaced the SkyWing egg with a RainWing one. Later that evening, he spoke with the three minders in private and gave them strict orders to have Glory dead before morning, implying that he would find them a proper SkyWing in replacement. Kestrel was the first to volunteer for Glory's murder, as she had never cared for her and the other two guardians refused to kill her themselves. After Tsunami was chained up to avoid interference, Clay escaped the mountain though the cave's river so that he could set his friends free.
After Queen Scarlet found the dragonets, she took them prisoner, sending them to the SkyWing Kingdom. Scarlet and Ex - Princess Burn distrusted the prophecy, and Scarlet had planned to have them killed in her SkyWing arena. When Scarlet gave the order to chain the dragonets up, Kestrel, Dune, and Webs fought back, along with Tsunami, Glory, and Clay. However, it was futile, as Scarlet killed Dune, Webs fled, and Kestrel and the dragonets were captured.
When they arrived, Scarlet started hosting Glory as her "art" during the arena battles, where Glory was attached to a carved marble tree by a thin chain. The dragonets were chained to the arena's prison towers and Kestrel was locked away in the palace's worst dungeon. Scarlet, when Burn came to visit a few weeks later, bragged that she was probably the only queen with her "very own RainWing." Burn stated Glory a "waste of food," but her envious expression proved otherwise.
When Fjord was moments away from killing Clay in an arena fight, Tsunami tried to jump off the prison towers to save him. She unintentionally distracted everyone while Glory shot venom on Fjord's face, which spread into his neck wound and eye, poisoning and killing him. Everyone present were baffled and terrified by the deadly venom, and had no idea what it could be. Clay, unknowing that Scarlet was confused as well, guessed that she had gotten the poison from her treasury and secretly used it in the fight to help him win.
As Clay was fighting Peril in the arena in the tradition of the Champion's Shield, Glory shot her deadly venom at Queen Scarlet’s face, melting the left side of it and making the spectators panic, which gave Peril time to free the dragonets from their chains.
After Peril set the dragonets free, Clay asked to save Kestrel; Glory and Tsunami protested, reminding the others of her cruelty and the fact that she was planning to kill Glory only days earlier. Afterwards, when Clay wondered if Peril was their "Wings Of Fire", (in other words, their missing SkyWing dragonet), Glory felt unwanted and made a plan with Tsunami to test how loyal her friends really were. When the dragonets were traveling to the Mud Kingdom together to meet Clay's family, Glory camouflaged herself and hid in nearby vegetation. Tsunami woke her friends, feigning nervousness as she asked where Glory had gone. After Clay frantically demanded they travel to the Rainforest Kingdom to retrieve her, Glory realized that her friends didn't want her to leave.
While Clay entered the Mud Kingdom, Glory went along with him to try and find his parents. When they met Clay's mother, they discovered that she hadn't cared about him and had traded his egg for " at least two cows," as Cattail had said. On the way out, Clay accidentally met his sibs, who explained to them about all of the MudWing customs, and how he should have been their bigwings. Clay refused taking leadership of his siblings' group, though, because he didn't want to take Reed's place, and he needed to stay with his friends to stop the war.
Glory was also present when Starflight was dropped off by Morrowseer, right when Clay was talking about them staying together, and how they had to get Starflight back. Glory then traveled with her friends to the SeaWing Kingdom to meet Tsunami's family.
Once the dragonets had arrived at the SeaWing Kingdom, they saw a SkyWing air patrol scouting the area, presumably hunting for the missing dragonets. As Glory dug for cover and turned her scales a tan color to match the sand, Tsunami dove into the nearby sea. The first few SkyWings had passed by the dragonets quickly, but there was one guard near the back who was scanning the area thoroughly and flying more slowly. Down in the waves, Tsunami convinced herself that the SkyWing had seen Sunny's tail before she dove into the forest with Starlight for cover, and she saw him open his mouth. Thinking the SkyWing was going to call out to his comrades for help, and she lunged out of the sea to attack him.
Once she had knocked him unconscious and dragged him down into the ocean, Clay came over to help her drag the SkyWing to the shore. Glory was shocked and rather angry at the way Tsunami had attacked him so unprovoked, arguing that he hadn't seen anything and that he was only yawning when he opened his mouth. During the rest of The Lost Heir, Glory and her friends were imprisoned by Queen Coral, who had told Tsunami that she had only chained up the dragonets so that her tribe wouldn't feel uncomfortable with dragons from different tribes roaming freely around her court. Later, the dragonets were brought out of prison and invited to eat breakfast with the other Royals in the palace, as celebration of Blister's arrival. They had angered the SandWing during the meal, though, so they were chained up again right afterwards.
After a brutal hurricane hit the Bay of a Thousand Scales, SkyWing soldiers began attacking the Summer Palace with flaming logs, setting fire to anything -or anyone- they touched. The dragonets knew that there was no way they could escape through the entrance tunnel; most of the group couldn't survive underwater for long, and they would be crushed if they tried to escape that way. As such, they decided to risk it and take the skies, but as they were fleeing they were confronted by a female MudWing named Crocodile, the traitor and former Talon of Peace that followed Webs to the SeaWing palace and revealed its location to her true allies. Glory impulsively shot venom at the MudWing's face, and it had gotten into her eyes.
The group continued their escape, only to have their former guardian Webs smash through the damaged leaf canopy of the palace. Upon seeing him, Blister viciously attacked, swinging her venomous tail at the his heart. She missed, but she still managed to scratch a part of his tail. All of the dragonets, except for Clay and Sunny, had wanted to abandon Webs after they escaped from the SeaWing palace, but they eventually convinced the rest of their friends to help their former guardian. The pair made good arguments by saying the Rainforest Kingdom was nearby, and Glory surely wanted to see her home at last, and that the RainWings might have had healers who could help Webs.
Glory is the main protagonist of The Hidden Kingdom and the story is told from her point of view.
The dragonets are first shown traveling through Rainforest Kingdom, which was currently in the middle of a heavy rainstorm. Glory was busy hoping that her tribe would be nothing like the scrolls said, but the group was soon approached by two MudWing soldiers. As the pair grew closer, Glory snuck away to hear what the troops were saying as they walked away again. However, she suddenly heard a scream, and when she hurried to its source, the MudWings' throats were ripped out, and they were clearly dead. When Glory returned and told her friends what had happened, most of the group was wary about going further into the rainforest. However, Glory and Sunny convinced them to stay, and they continued their journey.
All was peaceful until Sunny went missing. After that, Webs disappeared, Tsunami and Clay then both felt sharp pricks in their necks, and Glory and Starlight ducked under a nearby bush. After Glory demanded that their attackers show themselves, two RainWings - one pink and one dark blue - materialized in front of her. The pink one introduced himself as Jambu and his friend as Liana. After Glory introduced herself and Starflight, they explained that their friends were hanging from woven vine nets and had been knocked out with tranquilizer darts, but would wake up fine in a few hours. They then flew to the RainWing village, much to Glory's excitement.
While Glory's friends were sleeping, Starflight questioned Liana about the purpose of sun time, as she had been talking about it with Glory and himself. As she explained that it made them happier, smarter, prettier, and better at camouflage, Glory settled down to sleep for sun time on a platform offered by Jambu. When she woke up, she was greeted by a silver sloth that was asleep in the crook between her shoulder and wing. Glory then told Jambu about how she needed to find her parents; Jambu was confused, but he offered to show her how the RainWing family system worked anyway.
Glory agreed, and they took flight. A while away from the village, Jambu angled down toward a green structure shaped like a huge egg, with holes in the roof that let sunlight in through the overlapping leaves; the bottom, though, was tightly woven with overlapping vines and branches. Jambu explained that this was one-third of all the tribe's eggs; that they were all raised together and checked on every few days. Glory, confused, asked how a RainWing knew if they were related to someone else. Jambu explained the "venom test," which is a way to tell if two RainWings belong to the same family. Jambu spat his venom on a large oval leaf from a nearby tree, and Glory did the same. Surprisingly, Glory's venom canceled out Jambu's entirely where their venom met, and he cheerfully explained that they were probably half-brother and sister.
As Glory arrived at her friends' pavilion, Webs, Tsunami, Clay, and Sunny had already begun to wake up, while Starflight was still on watch. Sunny said that Webs' scratch had gotten worse and that he needed a healer. Agreeing, Starflight asked Jambu and Liana for an audience with Ex-Queen Dazzling. Puzzled, Jambu asked if they'd rather see the current queen, if it was so important. Glory, in disbelief, learned that the RainWings took turns being queen; however, she asked for directions to the current queen's palace anyway. After arriving at the queen's "palace" (which turned out to be a large treehouse) the dragonets waited in line to see Ex-Queen Magnificent. Mangrove, one of the dragons in line, told Glory that his mate, Orchid, had been missing for three weeks and that he was asking the queen to send out a search party. Glory asked if she could watch while he spoke to the queen, and Mangrove, after Glory said that someone should investigate, said that she should be the one to find the missing RainWings.
Clay and Starflight then came with her to question Mangrove. He agreed to take them to the last place Orchid was seen, which turned out to be beside a huge fallen tree that was a short while away from the village. As Starflight tracked a sickly-smelling trail, the four arrived at a small waterfall, which had two fat black trees on either side and a pool at the base, where a wheezing silver sloth lay - the source of the sickly smell. After checking around the huge rock it was laying next to, Glory found a black hole - or a doorway - in the middle of the boulder.
After Clay and Starflight saw the tunnel for themselves, Glory speculated that it had something to do with the missing RainWings. The four agreed to have Starflight return in the morning with a plan, the longest, strongest vines they could find, and the rest of their friends. Sending Starflight and Mangrove back to the village, Clay and Glory settled in a large tree, where they could watch the pond and the tunnel for the night.
Around midnight, they heard loud stamping noises accompanied by sniffling and snorting. Then, something tramped near the pond and proceeded to crunch and slurp on something in it, slithering back into what was probably the hole when it finished. When the sun started rising again, all that was left of the infected sloth were a few scraps of silver fur and some blood-spattered leaves.
Once Clay, Sunny, Tsunami, and Jambu returned with vine ropes, they decided that Glory would go into the hole with Clay, both with the vines tied around their shoulders and orders to tug on them three times if something was wrong. Handing Silver, (The sloth's new name) to Sunny, Glory followed Clay as he stepped into the tunnel. The hole led into the Kingdom of Sand within sight of Princess Burn's stronghold; once Glory and Clay returned to tell their friends, Mangrove suddenly ran past them, disappearing into the tunnel. Glory set Silver on a nearby tree and ran after him, but he was just a green dot in the sky by the time she got there; it looked like he was heading to the Ice Kingdom, which meant that was where they were going next.
After a night of uncomfortable sleep in the base of a short cliff, Glory and Starflight were the first two to wake up. After Starflight went back to sleep, Glory took to the air and saw a structure ahead of her that turned out to be a fortress with smoke rising from its chimneys, presumably belonging to Blaze and her SandWings. Then, she spotted a black dragon a little ways away, and had hoped it was Mangrove camouflaging himself as a NightWing; but then he breathed out fire, and that meant that there was an actual lone NightWing on IceWing territory.
Suspicious, Glory camouflaged herself as an IceWing - referencing Fjord, to be exact - and flared up her now-blue ruff as an illusion of the IceWings' extra horns. Confronting him, the dragon explained that he was waiting for "a few someones" and that he was on a secret NightWing mission. He asked if she'd seen the Dragonets of Destiny anywhere, and as Glory was flying away he told her that his name was Deathbringer.
When Glory returned to their camp and explained her encounter, the dragonets guessed that Mangrove was hiding somewhere in Blaze's fortress. Taking Jambu with her, Glory scouted the building and figured out that they would have to get in through the main door. Thus, Glory disguised herself as an IceWing named Penguin and Jambu as a lighter IceWing named Storm, both of whom were sent by Queen Glacier. After a SandWing guard almost spotted them, the Glory and Jambu spoke with another SandWing, who offered to take them to see Blaze right away when they asked for an audience with her. This surprised both of them, as they hadn't expected Blaze to be lounging around her fortress at that very moment.
While speaking with the princess, Glory told her that the dragonets were here, but that they weren't willing to risk coming inside the fortress. Reluctantly, Blaze agreed to go outside, throwing a brown camelskin blanket around her shoulders. While they were walking out, Glory distracted Blaze by asking about one of the tapestries adorning the stone walls, which gave Jambu time to grab the camouflaged Mangrove and usher him out the door. Later down the hallway, Glory and Jambu saw two pitiful-looking scavengers shivering in a freezing cage. After they took one each on their backs, hiding them between their folded wings, they dropped the scavengers on the snow beside the fortress before following Blaze back to their friends.
While Blaze introduced herself to the dragonets, Deathbringer landed behind her with two throwing stars in his talons. After throwing one that embedded itself in Tsunami's wing and another in Blaze's neck, Glory tackled the NightWing while Clay patched up Blaze's wound with her blanket. When she saw the oncoming IceWing patrol with Glacier at its head, she threatened to tie him up and leave him to their mercy if he didn't fly away right that moment. After Deathbringer left, the dragonets, Mangrove, and Jambu headed for home. After Glory and the others arrived, Glory and Tsunami decided to spend the night in the same tree as the night before; Glory thought that Tsunami's night vision would be useful. As the "monster" started crashing around their hiding spot again, he was interrupted by whistling, which matched the "Dragonets are Coming" song.
Alarmed, the "monster" retreated back into his tunnel, and when their whistling culprit came into view, Glory wasn't surprised that it was Deathbringer. As Glory tied him to a tree with vines, she sent Tsunami back to the RainWing village to get Clay so that he could watch the NightWing instead. Once Clay came and relieved her shift, Glory used herself as bait by going alone into the rainforest, eventually arriving at a clearing that was marked with black, harmless stains. As she bent to sniff one of the tiny footprints embedded in the mud, she was knocked out by a heavy blow to the back of her head.
Once Glory regained her senses, she felt herself being dragged down a long tunnel - but it wasn't the one she had guessed, as this one sloped down instead of straight. When one of her kidnappers mentioned how Deathbringer had warned him about the dragonets, Glory started trying to desperately tear through the canvas with her bound claws in order to warn her friends. After some shouting, she was knocked out again, only to awake in a prison stationed next to a flowing river of lava. There was a young RainWing in her cell, who introduced herself as Kinkajou. Because of her young age, her talons, mouth and wings were not bound by silver bands, as the other RainWing captives' were. While Glory communicated to Kinkajou through talon gestures, she discovered that the NightWing guards took off her mouth band when she ate. As a NightWing guard stepped forward with a three-pronged spear designed to unlock her band, he jumped out of the way; but not fast enough. He lay creaking in pain at the edge of their cell until Glory pushed him out into the dark ravine below.
As the second guard fled, the third retaliated when Glory tried to venom him, pinning Glory to the floor. Surprisingly, Kinkajou sprayed venom between his wings, causing him to release Glory. As Glory realized that she'd never get her bonds off before the second guard raised an alarm, she ordered the first guard to carry them across the lava river.
When the NightWing only responded with a groan, Clay and Deathbringer showed up just in time for their rescue. While Clay carried Glory on his back, Kinkajou and Deathbringer flew by themselves. However, Deathbringer circled back to join his tribe when they neared the tunnel, as he didn't want to be punished for helping them. After Glory, Clay, and Kinkajou fought with the NightWing guards stationed at the tunnel, they fled into the rainforest, where Glory spoke with Queen Magnificent about what she had seen. When the queen didn't seem to care about her missing subjects and refused to save them, Glory challenged Magnificent for the RainWing throne, as she knew that she couldn't save the prisoners without the power of an army. Instead of a battle to the death to become queen, the RainWings had devised a series of challenges that included things such as camouflage, flower hunting, venom-shooting contests, tree gliding, and fruit gathering.
By the final venom-shooting contest, Glory and Magnificent's teams were tied. Kinkajou, competing against Grandeur, was losing by the end of the tiebreaking match, but a sloth tumbled out of the trees in front of the target board right after Grandeur had spat her venom. Kinkajou jumped in front of the sloth to save its life - but injured her own wing in result, leaving three smoldering black holes in the membrane. Frantic, Glory started trying her own venom in order to counteract Granduer's, and surprisingly, the melting stopped as their venom met. Grandeur forfeit her point when she figured out that Glory was descended from the original RainWing royal family, knowing that Glory would be a better queen than any of the current ones. Glory was officially crowned the queen of the RainWings at the end of the book, but Clay suddenly appeared through the cheering tribe with news of Starflight's disappearance, as well as a guess that he had gone to warn his tribe about the RainWings' plan.
In the time that Starflight was trapped on the NightWings' volcano, he found a dreamvisitor, which he used to contact Glory in a dream to warn her that the NightWings were planning something. When Starflight, (along with Fatespeaker and Flame), returned to their friend's overjoyed welcome, they discussed the plan to infiltrate the NightWings' home and rescue the captured RainWings. Glory was worried, however, that most of her tribe wouldn't be able to use their venom on another dragon, even if it meant life or death. Sunny, though, found a solution by suggesting that the RainWings use their tranquilizer guns and darts to knock the NightWing guards out, which avoided violence on both sides.
After the first wave of RainWings knocked the tunnel's guards out, Glory took Starflight with her to one of the RainWings' cages so that he could show her how to unlock them. Glory sent other members of her tribe to rescue any other RainWings that they saw, and to camouflage themselves as NightWings while they did so. While Glory and Starflight were searching for the NightWing ruler, Queen Battlewinner, they found her daughter, Princess Greatness, snooping around the fortress. Glory ordered Greatness to lead them to her mother, along with the threat of venom if she refused. The princess led them down a small tunnel that led to Battlewinner's throne room, which was empty except for a huge black pot of lava in the center. When Battlewinner emerged, Glory told her that she was never going to make it to the rainforest alive, and that she should give the NightWing tribe to Glory so that they would not share the same fate.
Battlewinner, seething, refused and flung herself at Glory - but it was no use, as the ice was taking over her body in the absence of the lava. After the former NightWing queen froze to death, the ground started to shake and rumble. Glory and Starflight hastily ran to the NightWing dungeons, where they freed Deathbringer and Queen Splendor with a set of keys found in a coal niche. As they exited the fortress, Starflight told the gathered NightWings that accepting Glory's rule was the only way to live, unless they wanted to fly over the ocean. Tsunami, stationed at the tunnel, required each NightWing to pledge their allegiance to Glory before she allowed them to pass.
As the last few remaining NightWings fled into the tunnel, the volcano exploded. Clay tried to shield Starflight with his fireproof scales, but he wasn't fast enough, as the fire had permanently blinded Starflight's eyes.
When Sunny was kidnapped by three traitorous NightWings, (Preyhunter, Strongwings, and Fierceteeth), Glory was in a panic, sending out several search parties to find her. When the SandWing returned, she explained her capture and how she had finally met her mother, Thorn. Glory was angry but relieved, but she was excited most of all by Sunny's plan for stopping the war. Sunny would talk to each of the SandWing sisters by using a dreamvisitor, telling them to meet in Burn's Stronghold on the false Brightest Night.
At the meeting, Blister gave Burn a box with two dragonbite vipers inside. As Burn trapped one under her talons, the other bit her other foot and raced toward the dragonets. While Sunny and Fatespeaker tried to get Starflight off the ground, Clay slammed into them in order to save Starflight; however, he received a bad wound on his thigh. Glory helped to hold Clay down while Peril burned out the poison in his leg. She also helped to dig up Queen Oasis' Grave to get the Eye of Onyx and the other lost SandWing treasure.
Glory first appeared in this book when Winter was tackled by Deathbringer in the NightWing camp. As she hauled the NightWing off of the young prince, Winter explained that his sister Icicle was coming to kill Glory on Queen Scarlet's orders. Glory summoned a meeting at the Royal Pavilion, calling a few scouts to report if they had seen anything suspicious. One RainWing mentioned a patch of ice near the Bayan Tree; Glory and Winter prepared to leave, along with Moon and Qibli. Near the tree, there was an unnaturally shaped mound of dirt, which contained a bloodied and frozen NightWing. As Glory realized that Icicle was nearby, she sent the four dragonets to the RainWing Wingery for their own safety.
While the dragonets escaped from the Wingery, Kinkajou left a trail for Glory to follow. As Kinkajou and Icicle were fighting in the abandoned Night Kingdom, Glory tranquilized the IceWing and took her back to the RainWing village. As Winter was arguing with Qibli when the SandWing offered to help save Winter's brother, Hailstorm, Glory tells Winter that she felt the same way that he did then: that she could have done everything by herself and didn't need anyone else, but that he would appreciate his friends' help later on.
When Queen Scarlet shouted vengeance at Ruby and her soldiers at Jade Mountain Academy's entrance, she also hurled a decapitated head at the watching dragons. Upon closer look, Sunny and Clay recognized it as Glory's; however, as Turtle pulled out a curled scrap of paper from the dragon's ear canal, the head began to shift and grow until it resembled a female MudWing. Turtle guessed that an animus dragon had enchanted the paper to make the dragon appear exactly as Glory, as the paper contained a written enchantment.
When Darkstalker visited the Rainforest Kingdom, he challenged Glory for kingship over the NightWing tribe. Instead of the usual fight-to-the-death challenge, Glory decided to let each NightWing decide for themselves which dragon they wanted as their ruler. This easy agreement only added to Turtle's nervousness, as he guessed that Darkstalker's spells were clouding Glory and Deathbringer's greater judgement. Later that night, Darkstalker had a vision of five dragons coming to kill the RainWing queen; after he captured four of them, he created a giant iron prison using a branch. Glory appeared uneasy as the building made its home in her rainforest, but she did not argue with Darkstalker.
Glory is mentioned by Sunny, as she was dreamvisting her, and also by Qibli, who said that some NightWings would hate her forever simply because she was a RainWing.
Glory is fierce, sarcastic, and smart. Besides Tsunami, she is the most prickly of the four dragonets; this could stem from lack of sun time or from her abusive childhood. She has a sarcastic sense of humor, and finds it difficult to admit when she loves someone, as she rarely uses displays of affection. After becoming queen of the RainWings and NightWings, however, she has grown closer to Deathbringer, and she has refrained from being snappy and sarcastic because of the responsibility of queenship.
Family Tree Edit
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"No way. There's a tree? In the forest?" - to Starflight in The Lost Heir
"We are NOT CALLING IT MAGICAL DEATH SPIT." - to Sunny in The Lost Heir
"Is that an egg? Wow, they work fast in the Kingdom of the Sea." - to Tsunami in The Lost Heir
"I AM GOING TO BITE THAT DRAGON'S HEAD OFF AND STUFF HIM IN A VOLCANO!" - To Tsunami in The Brightest Night
"Well, I can think of lots of ways to keep her busy. For one, she can find me someone to yell at. I seriously cannot believe this. If I didn't have to act like a queen right now, rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh." - to Tsunami in The Brightest Night
"It's normal to be scared. I'm scared. You'd have to be crazy not to be— well, crazy or Tsunami, which is basically the same thing. You just have to push that aside and do what you have to anyway." - to Starflight in The Dark Secret
"The queen can take care of herself. Out of the two dragons in question, the queen happens to be the one with camouflage scales who can shoot venom. What can you do? Sit in the dark, is that it? Guess what, I can do that, too." - to Deathbringer in The Brightest Night
"He's just trying to make his list look longer than mine."- to Sunny in The Brightest Night
"What sort of assassin stalks his prey and whistles at the same time?" - to Deathbringer in The Hidden Kingdom
"That is a level of noisy that makes me think you aren't even trying to be stealthy. Come on out." - to Qibli in Winter Turning
"Well, that's great. For the first time in my life, I act as lazy as everyone thinks RainWings are, and you actually believe it. I'm glad my friends have so much faith in me." - to her friends in The Dragonet Prophecy
"I can get my army ready to fly in an hour. Sure. Organizing RainWings, no problem. It's only roughly as hard as getting a hundred butterflies to fly in a straight line." - to Sunny in The Dark Secret
"So now what? Should we shout 'Hey SeaWings, we've got your missing princess!' and wait for dragons to bound joyfully out of the ocean?" - to Tsunami in The Lost Heir
"Listen. I used to think I could do everything by myself, too. I didn't want help from anyone. But I wouldn't be here now if it weren't for my friends, and I have a feeling you'll be saying the same thing a year from now." - to Winter in Winter Turning
"All right, OFF. I am going to replace you as my bodyguard if you seriously can't tell the difference between a male IceWing traveling with my friends Kinkajou and Moonwatcher, and a lone female IceWing out to kill me. Pay a little more attention to detail, Deathbringer. Also, by the way, you're one to talk about killing prophecy dragonets." - to Deathbringer in Winter Turning
"Stop arresting my guests. It's not romantic or heroic, it's annoying. I've told you this before." - to Deathbringer in Winter Turning
"Yes, and that certainly helped. Good news: Four of your students have gone off to find a dragon who just tried to kill you, in order to find another dragon who has tried to kill you about ninety dozen times. Oh, excellent, thanks, Turtle. Now we don't have to worry at all. I mean, we were hoping someone would take care of the vengeful and deadly Queen Scarlet for us. Preferably a bunch of five-year-olds. Very reassuring indeed." - to Kinkajou in Winter Turning
"This could have happened-could still happen-to any of you. If you won't go rescue them, who will? They'll be lost forever. I know you'd rather sleep than deal with problems, but these dragons are from your tribe, and they need you. That's why I'm going to take the throne tomorrow. It's not because I want the biggest pieces of fruit or or the highest sun platform. I'm doing this for the missing RainWings and for you, so that you don't have to spend the rest of your lives looking over your shoulders and thinking, our friends are still lost . . . and we could have saved them." - to the RainWing tribe in The Hidden Kingdom
"Well, lucky you, you're about to find out." - to Crocodile in The Lost Heir
"Aww... Your lectures are even cuter when I can't understand a word of them." - to Clay in The Hidden Kingdom
"How about a trail of cow parts, too? And a map of where we’re going? Or perhaps we could set this part of the forest on fire, just to make sure everyone knows how to find us. Would you like me to spell out 'DRAGONETS WUZ HERE’ in giant rocks?" - to Tsunami in The Lost Heir
Glory and Clay have known each other since birth, and he has always been an adoptive big brother to her. It was mention in The Dragonet Prophecy that he often brought her pretty things to cheer her up. He was also willing to risk his own life to save Glory from being killed by Kestrel on Morrowseer's orders. He was also a big wings to all the dragonets.
Although Glory was never afraid of Kestrel, she held a grudge against the SkyWing when she was alive for abusing her for her childhood; she refused to help save Kestrel in The Dragonet Prophecy.
Dune was gentler than Kestrel, but Glory did not have any special bond with him either; it is mentioned that she once wished she was an animus so that she could have enchanted Dune's dinner to eat him.
Even though Webs never hurt Glory, she still hated him for stealing her egg and taking away the normal life she could have had. She doesn't want to kill him, but she still thinks of him as a coward and a thief.
Glory doesn't actually mind Tsunami's bossiness, but she still talks back because she thinks at least someone should stand up to Tsunami to combat her prideful nature. She is always snapping at Tsunami, even when Tsunami clearly isn't in the mood to quarrel. The two squabble occasionally, and are extreme opposites: while Glory waits for the perfect time to strike, Tsunami just rushes into situations and attacks.
In The Hidden Kingdom, Glory decided Sunny was better to touch than Webs, even though she isn't comfortable touching other dragons. Glory was also extremely worried, although she was probably the least worried out of all of Sunny's friends, when Sunny went missing in The Brightest Night and held her talons in hers when she was found. Sunny helped break up arguments between Tsunami and Glory by always making it seem like she was on their sides. As with Clay and the others, Glory feels a strong connection with Sunny.
Glory is often annoyed by his know-it-all personality and rambling. She apparently knew about his crush on Sunny, and thought he should do something about it. She also shows affection to him at rare occasions. She respects his plans, as she followed his idea of diplomacy in The Dark Secret.
When Glory first met Deathbringer, she was disguised as an IceWing, trying to probe information out of him. Given her personality, Deathbringer gave her more information than intended about his mission and then began to flirt with her. Glory was sarcastic with him, but he liked her even more because of it and helped her escape the NightWing island. The current status between the two is a bit 'more than friends'. In The Dark Secret, Deathbringer described her as beautiful, sarcastic, and fascinating. When Glory is helping him out of the prison, they hold each other's talons and Starflight thinks; "they exchanged a look that said "thank you" and a whole lot more." Adding to that, in The Brightest Night, Glory and Deathbringer are constantly flirting with each other, and Deathbringer even put his wing around Glory, which she allowed. In Winter Turning, Deathbringer is constantly trying to protect Glory and muttering to the queen when she says she doesn't need help. In Escaping Peril, Sunny says "Glory has magical death spit and Deathbringer and a whole army of RainWings who would die for her".
Glory didn't know that she had a brother (half brother), until she met him in the Rainforest Kingdom. Glory was unimpressed with him at first, and thought of him just as ridiculous as the other RainWings. However, Jambu helped her get Blaze to meet the dragonets and nearly beat Exquisite in the tree-gliding competition, one of the five contests that decided who would be queen of the RainWings. He was only stopped by a vine, possibly a bunch of sloths, that wrapped around his neck, and he nearly strangled himself. He appears to be one of her most trusted dragons now, even if he is incompetent. He also makes sure Glory takes her suntime.
The little dragonet met Glory when she was captured by the NightWings. She followed Glory in escaping, and claims that she'd follow Glory anywhere, even when Glory threatens to take the throne by force. She did the venom targeting part of the contest to become queen and was injured by RainWing venom. She is later shown in a dream to see Glory as a big, beautiful queen, crowned and welcoming Kinkajou with open wings, while the other dragons stared at her enviously. Kinkajou sees herself as one of Glory's best friends.
Glory didn't really know Tamarin that well, other than the fact that she was blind. Tamarin seemed confident in front of Glory when she said that maybe she couldn't do the flower challenge, with Kinkajou later stating that Tamarin had the best nose in the whole kingdom. She also felt compassionate about getting Tamarin a better teacher in Jade Mountain Academy.
Glory first met Turtle when he confronted her about Darkstalker, and she seemed to be a little suspicious of the latter but seemed to trust him for the most part. This horrified Turtle and he accidentally lost control of his enchanted coral, baffling Glory. She seems to find him a little odd and weird.
- It has been revealed that Glory is in fact afraid of the dark.
- Some of the books state that Glory has an extreme distaste of being touched.
- Glory once had the desire to be an animus as a young dragonet so that she could enchant her guardians' food to eat them, but changed her opinion when she knew the price of using animus magic.
- She has a pet sloth named Silver, one of the few dragons mentioned to own a pet. Some of the others are Smolder, Winter (for a short period of time), and quite a few other RainWings.
- She is one of two PoVs to have a pet during her book, the other being Winter.
- On the cover of The Hidden Kingdom, Glory does not have a strip of wing membrane that the RainWings should have. The spikes going down her back don't go to the tip of her tail either, as shown in the guide.
- Glory is descended from the original line of RainWing queens, as she did a successful venom test with Grandeur in The Hidden Kingdom.
- She is the first character in the series shown to challenge a queen for the throne.
- She is the second known descendant of the original Royal RainWing family (The first being Grandeur).
- In Moon Rising, Glory is found to throw up an instinctive "shield" around her mind when uncomfortable, doing the same with her scales, to hide her emotions.
- Glory is the first known queen who rules two tribes (the RainWings and NightWings), the other being Queen Wasp, who rules the HiveWings and SilkWings.
- It was revealed in a live video chat with Tui T. Sutherland that Glory and Deathbringer are dating, making the popular ship Glorybringer canon.
- Glory's grouchiness appears to have come from her lack of suntime during her time under the mountain.
- Glory mentions in The Hidden Kingdom that Scarlet fed her pineapples during her entrapment.
- Tui was originally going to have Clay have a crush on Glory, then decided it would not work.
- She is the third known queen to ascend to the throne without killing the previous queen, the others being Queen Pearl and Queen Snowfall.
- Glory might have been named after the flower morning glory.
- Glory's head was an available item on Roblox as part of a promotional event. While the item is still viewable, it is no longer able to be obtained.