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Prince Smolder is a male SandWing, son of Queen Oasis and King Char, and one of the three brothers of Burn, Blister, and Blaze. He is the last surviving SandWing prince; the names of his two brothers Singe and Scald were revealed in the third Winglets book, Deserter.
He fought on Burn's side in the great war, yet Burn seems to dislike him, possibly because he resembles Blister in his appearance, or because of the rivalry between him and her mother. He loved Palm, they even planned to run away together so they could elope but Oasis did something to her (though, that's not true, as she captured Prickle, Palm's identical sister) and Palm was never heard of again (as she escaped).
Similar in appearance to Blister, he has "the same narrow face and lidded dark eyes, the same black patterns on his pale yellow scales." He keeps keys, pouches, and bells around his neck. When she is taken to the weirdling tower, Sunny described his voice as sardonic and fairly normal, unlike Blister's unsettling tone. She also said that she could not tell whether he was joking or not sometimes.
In The Hidden Kingdom, Blaze says her brother fell in love with a dragon her mother would never agree with, and she broke his heart. A tapestry is shown to be hanging in her fortress, showing two dragons, presumably Palm and Smolder flying in the sunset. This was Smolder, and his girlfriend was Palm, who was never seen again. It is confirmed that Palm ran away with an egg of theirs, most likely Onyx.
In the epilogue of The Dark Secret, he is seen in Burn's Stronghold speaking to Burn about the Dragonets of Destiny. He and Burn plot to kill all of the dragonets. He also stated about a prisoner that was revealed to be Queen Scarlet. He also stated that he wasn't used to calling Burn "Your Majesty".
In The Brightest Night, Smolder is running Burn's stronghold while Burn is away, looking "for a certain quintet of dragonets." He leads Sunny to the tower where Burn stores her collection and "special" prisoners, such as Queen Scarlet. He introduces Sunny to his pet scavenger, Flower. He shows Sunny that Flower is trained to come when she hears Smolder ring a bell among other things about her. After this, he proceeds to lead her to her cell in the tower. After seeing how miserable Sunny was he decided that he'd take her out at midday for a walk every day. He is actually quite a nice dragon, even though it's Sunny thinking. He also explains to Sunny the mystery of the missing SandWing treasure, showing her the doors to the previous treasure holds and revealing to her a clue about the Eye of Onyx, telling her if any of the other SandWing sisters had the treasure, they'd be queen already.
He later unchains Sunny and orders Camel to watch her as he organizes troops to defend the stronghold. Thorn and the Outclaws were attacking the stronghold, and Smolder was successfully fending them off. Sunny begs Peril to stop the fight to save her mother, and she does so.
Smolder then leads Thorn, Sunny, and Peril to Burn's collection, on Thorn's orders to see the dead, stuffed NightWing that Burn owns.
Later, Smolder leads Thorn and Sunny into the library and locks them in there, claiming that Burn would kill him if she found out that he let them leave. Thorn and Sunny escape by burning the wood surrounding the doornob, and part ways.
At the choosing of the SandWing queen, Smolder is present and hands Burn, his sister, Blister's gift. The gift happens to be two dragonbite vipers, one of which kills Burn, the other nearly kills Clay. Blister and Blaze fight until Sunny finds the Eye of Onyx and gives it to Thorn.
Smolder apologizes to Thorn, and Thorn claims that it would be hard to forgive him.
Although he does not formally appear in Winter Turning, there is a letter from him addressed to Vermilion on the joys of raising and taming a scavenger, which Smolder did himself in the case of Flower. In the book's epilogue which is also in the special edition of The Brightest Night.
Smolder approaches Six-Claws while he is digging up a shrub to inform him that Blister and Burn are up to something. He hoped Six-Claws could come up with a way to fix it, for he doesn't want to get involved. When Six-Claws thinks that Blaze could be in trouble, Smolder refuses to help and flees back toward the palace. Later, he is seen sobbing over Palm's disappearance, unable to be comforted. As he and his brothers discover the dead Queen Oasis, his eyes glimmer with satisfaction at her death, for she had taken away Palm.
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"I have heard that before, there was someone who used to tease me about it. She told me she was going to assume everything I said was a joke, since that would simplify things. You can do that too, if you like." -To Sunny
"I think I should put you in the weirdling collection. It's as safe as the dungeon, but more comfortable. Also more psychologically destabilizing."
"The idea that you might actually belong somewhere like that, it's driven a few dragons insane."
"There used to be three of us, but the other two made the wrong dragons mad." -Smolder, talking to Sunny about his brothers
"You can live for now, but I'd appreciate it if you made you escape attempts as feeble and ineffective as possible."
"Sorry enough to be my prisoner?"
"Losing you and Scarlet in one fell swoop? That has to be worse than anything my brothers ever did."
"She's gone. I'm never gong to see her again." -Smolder wailing about Palm's disappearance.
- Smolder is the only living son of Queen Oasis.
- Prince Smolder is one of the three dragons shown owning a pet, along with Winter (who owned Bandit the scavenger), and Stonemover (who owned Dinner the fox).
- He is the first out of two dragons owning a pet scavenger, the other being Prince Winter.
- Smolder is apparently friends with Prince Vermilion, as in a special edition of The Brightest Night and Winter Turning, he gives him advice on how to take care of a scavenger.
- Sunny almost confused him for Princess Blister due to their scale patterns being so similar.
- It is unknown about his current location, as of The Brightest Night. But he is most likely in Thorn's Stronghold
- Smolder was stated to keep a pouch of keys around his neck, which means Burn trusts him enough to hold all the keys of certain rooms.
- He also has a pouch to bring food to Flower, and one for the bell to call for her.
- Smolder appears to be the first dragon known in the first arc to know of a scavenger's intelligence, the second being Sunny.
- Tui has confirmed that Smolder will reappear in Darkness of Dragons, along with his sister Blaze
|Queens|| Present: Queen Thorn • Queen Oasis|
Historical: Queen Scorpion
|Royalty||Blaze • Blister • Burn • Char • Scald • Singe • Smolder • Sunny|
|Jade Mountain||Sunny • Qibli • Onyx • Ostrich • Arid • Pronghorn|
|Other Dragons||Addax • Agave • Armadillo • Camel • Cobra • Dune • Horizon • Jerboa • Kindle • Meerkat • Needle • Ocotillo • Ostrich (Deserter) • Palm • Parch • Prickle • Quicksand • Rattlesnake • Saguaro • Sandstorm • Sirocco • Six-Claws • Tawny • Torch • Viper • Vulture • Unknown SandWing Animus|
|Kingdom||Blaze's Fortress • Blister's Hideout • Great Five-Tail River • Possibility • Queen Oasis' Grave • Queen Thorn's Stronghold • Scorpion Den|
|Society||Outclaws • War of The SandWing Succession|