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Whirlpool was an egocentric, dark green male SeaWing with blobby, pale green, frog-like eyes and light green scales decorating his back in a wave pattern. His voice has been described as both 'smarmy' and 'oozing' by Tsunami and 'oily' by Turtle. His main accessory was an immense golden hoop earring piercing one of his ears, but he is also described as having multiple golden rings on his claws. He is despised by Tsunami and Anemone for more than just his wretched teaching abilities, but their mother, Queen Coral, seems to find no fault in him and made him her official scribe as well as a member of the SeaWing Council. Queen Coral had also planned for him to be a king one day.
Whirlpool was an overseer of the Talons of Power Ceremony, which was a test to discover any animus dragons in the tribe. When Turtle was four, he was escorted by Whirlpool to this event. Whirlpool tested dragonets in groups of three, ordering them to make their coconuts hover. When Anemone's powers were discovered, he was reluctant to, but eventually, ended it before testing the remaining dragonets. Sometime before The Lost Heir, he had hidden a weapon for Anemone for when she decided to challenge Queen Coral for the throne. The said weapon was a large, wickedly curved dagger.
Whirlpool, a member of Queen Coral's council as previously aforementioned, taught both Anemone and Tsunami Aquatic, trained Anemone in her animus abilities, and was a scribe.
During the time when Tsunami came to visit the royal family, he attempted to teach her Aquatic. His method was to recite all of Queen Coral's work over a span of five years. Tsunami found this ineffective and swam away angrily.
Whirlpool wanted to marry Anemone to become king, and threatened to tell Coral and Blister about how strong Anemone's animus power really was, claiming that they'd be so grateful that they would grant him the throne. He then thought out loud about marrying Auklet instead, after saying Anemone probably wouldn't survive the war.
Queen Coral was quite fond of him and often gloated about him to everyone, so much as to raise the possibility of Tsunami marrying him, although Tsunami showed no interest in Whirlpool and, in fact, despised him. For this reason, he tried to murder Tsunami, since he knew by killing her, Anemone would probably become queen, and he had more of a chance marrying her than Tsunami, therefore ensuring himself becoming king. He attempted to commit the crime, with a kelp sack and a suit of armor, but she fought him off and he sped away before he could be discovered.
After the dragonets were imprisoned, Anemone came to visit and enchanted a narwhal spear to search for the dragon that had attacked Tsunami. It herded Whirlpool into the prison, and Whirlpool exclaimed how impressed he was, and threatened to tell Blister. Then, Anemone struck him with the spear, causing Whirlpool to fall into the moat which surrounded the dragonets' prison. The moat was full of massive electric eels that gave off shocks strong enough to kill a dragon, charging the water with deadly force. When Whirlpool fell in, there was a blinding flash, and he should have been killed by the eels, though this has not been confirmed. It is likely he did die because the eels would not have let him live. Anemone, terrified that Coral would find out, went back to Coral moments before the palace was attacked.
Anemone thought of Whirlpool and of how she could overthrow her mother.
Turtle thinks of Whirlpool and recalls his dislike of him. Anemone admits her killing him was not an accident because he knew of her powers and would have told Coral. She also digs up the dagger he hid (with some difficulty, for a moment she thought he lied about it) in the sand near the old Island Palace. He buried it there for whenever Anemone decided she wanted to kill Queen Coral and the other heirs.
Anemone described Whirlpool as "boring", and claimed that he never let her do anything in her animus lessons except for moving inanimate objects around, such as making a chair dance or some necklace slither like a snake. At first, he seemed to be completely loyal to Queen Coral, but later he attacked Tsunami to marry Anemone or Auklet to become king but says he would much rather marry Auklet, as he thought that Anemone would go crazy because of using her powers too much during the war. He also buries a dagger for Anemone if she ever wants to kill her mother. He is notorious for his greed. This proves he is deceiving, and also thought by the dragonets to be very annoying. However, Queen Coral described him as "the most wonderful dragon" but what Riptide says describes much better, thinking of him as "Queen Coral's favorite instrument of torture".
Queen Coral describes him as "brilliant" and "wonderful" and wanted him to marry Anemone or Tsunami. He has no fault in her eyes.
Tsunami said, "Don't worry, I'd rather be torn apart by tiger sharks than marry you!" to Whirlpool when he explained why he tried to kill Tsunami. He did not want to marry her to the point that he attempted to murder her.
Whirlpool wants to marry one of the younger sisters to become king, due to his intense dislike of Tsunami. He believed that he should ask Queen Coral to let him marry Auklet since he assumed that Anemone would not survive the war. He trained Anemone with her animus powers, mostly by having her move things around with them. He made her enchant many things, most likely so she would go insane and kill Coral to become Queen.
- A whirlpool is a body of swirling water produced by opposing currents
- Whirlpool's voice has been described as oily, oozy and slow, and Tsunami describes his voice like squids creeping into her ears.
- Whirlpool created an ink mixed with whale blood and squid ink to make ink that never fades, though this does mean he and Coral are left with permanent stains on their talons.
- Whirlpool states that he wanted to marry either Anemone or Auklet in order to become king.
- Tui has repeatedly hinted that Whirlpool is alive, and has been ambiguous on the whole matter.
- Talons of Power slightly confirms Whirlpool's death, when Anemone mentions that she has had nightmares "ever since Whirlpool died".
- However, it has been shown in the Winglet, Assassin, that a dragon can survive a electrical injury.
- In Talons of Power, Anemone says that he most likely made her use her animus magic many times so she would turn dark and kill Coral.
- Whirlpool, in Talons of Power, apparently saw Prince Turtle's coconut move, but he could not comment on that due to everyone in the room witnessing Anemone's coconut move.
|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|