Rattlesnake is a female SandWing mentioned in Moon Rising. She, along with Sirocco, are Qibli's siblings, their mother being Cobra. They used to bully, tease, and torture Qibli before Thorn rescued him from his family. Qibli is still haunted by their unkind words and sometimes thinks or dreams about Rattlesnake and Sirocco bullying and stealing from him. It is evident that Rattlesnake does not intend to do good with her life, which gives way to the belief of her being a novice criminal. This has not been confirmed, however.
In Moonwatcher's vision, they were described to be huge, bulky dragons, wearing a medallion with a type of bird etched on it. This was later guessed by Qibli to be a vulture because of their association with the Talons of Power. In Moon Rising, Rattlesnake and Sirocco are hinted at working for someone, perhaps Onyx. At the end of Talons of Power, there were dragons wearing hoods and bird medallions fleeing the scenes of explosions caused by many Dragonflame Cacti in Queen Thorn's kingdom. It has been confirmed that Rattlesnake is working for Vulture and the Talons of Power were the cause of the explosions.
Moonwatcher has a vision about Qibli fighting Rattlesnake and Sirocco, with Vulture glowering at him as well. Qibli was shouting "Where is she?" at the sneering faces of his siblings. He was referring to Ostrich.
Qibli comments to Winter that if his brother was trapped in a SkyWing prison he wouldn't try to save him, as per the other way around. He then says that it would be better for a dragon like that to be locked up, so they can no longer do harm to others. It is, however, unconfirmed which sibling, but his only brother is Sirocco so it is likely that it was him.
Onyx may have been trying to talk to Sirocco and Rattlesnake, planning to overthrow Queen Thorn.
Rattlesnake, alongside her brother Sirocco, argued with a SkyWing about dragonflame cacti prices in Possibility.
A group of dragons, most likely including Rattlesnake and Sirocco, terrified the SandWing tribe by setting off dragonflame cacti.
Rattlesnake makes her first official appearance. She and Sirocco confront Qibli during his escape attempt from Vulture's domain. Cobra attempts to kill Rattlesnake and Sirocco, saying that Qibli was her only dragonet, which was later proven to be an act, once Qibli and Cobra arrived at Queen Thorn's palace. Rattlesnake and Sirocco were not killed.
Family Tree Edit
- Both of Qibli's siblings were seen in Moonwatcher's vision in Moon Rising.
- A rattlesnake is a type of dangerous and venomous desert pit viper with a rattle that sends a warning by "rattling" a specialized segment of its tail whenever a person or an animal gets too close to it.
- She is shown to be rather psychotic, as she speaks in an evil, menacing singsong-like tone.
- Like Vulture and Sirocco, she has dragon skull tattoos representing those she has killed.
Addax • Agave • Armadillo • Camel • Capybara • Cobra • Dune • Horizon • Jerboa • Jerboa (DoD) • Kindle • Meerkat • Needle • Ocotillo • Ostrich (Deserter) • Palm • Parch • Prickle • Quicksand • Rattlesnake • Saguaro • Sandstorm • Sirocco • Six-Claws • Tawny • Torch • Viper • Vulture