“Queen Glory of the RainWings. That’ll be my name in the history scrolls—not Glory the mistake, or Glory the lazy RainWing, or Glory who could never be as good as some nameless SkyWing who died six years ago. I’m responsible for all these dragons now. […] I’ll protect them. I’ll lead them. I’ll make them—us—a tribe we can be proud of. Glory, the queen who chose her own destiny, saved her subjects, and turned her tribe into the greatest dragons in all of Pyrrhia.”
—Glory’s thoughts, The Hidden Kingdom
7 years (hatched in 5005 AS)
Queen Glory is a young female RainWing and the main protagonist of The Hidden Kingdom. She is a Dragonet of Destiny, although she was not originally included in the Dragonet Prophecy and was intended to be a replacement for the prophecy’s original SkyWing dragonet. After the events of The Hidden Kingdom and The Dark Secret, Glory became queen of the NightWing and RainWing tribes. She is currently in a relationship with Deathbringer and resides in the Rainforest Kingdom.
Glory is described to be beautiful, charming, and dazzling, with a graceful body. She has emerald eyes and has been mentioned to stand out because of her scales and her personality compared to other RainWings. She is called “pretty” numerous times by other dragons, such as Deathbringer, Ex-Princess Blaze, Clay, and more.
However, she is also described as having “dull” and “mousy” scales by Liana when she first meets the RainWings, likely due to her lack of exposure to sunlight from living in the caves that she was raised in. She does not seem to care much for her appearance, despite other dragon’s opinions. Glory’s “default” colors are aqua-like colors with lighter underscales. She has orange ‘frills’ behind her ears, which all RainWings have, as well as red-orange gradient wings. Glory has blue spots going down the sides of her body, and yellow lines where her underscales meet her neck. She has black claws and horns but reddish orange spikes along her back.
Like all RainWings, her scale color changes depending on her mood. More often than not, it may splash all over her for one second, then she quickly stops her scales from changing color, as she does not like other dragons reading her emotions by looking at her, unlike most other RainWings. However, during the Royal RainWing Challenge, her scales were a gold color like the dragonflies that were zooming overhead.
Glory has green eyes and duller scales than other RainWings. She has soft wings and a long, graceful body with a long, delicate snout. She has often been described as beautiful by other dragons.
Glory is often depicted as snappy, grumpy, sarcastic, bold, judgmental, and rather impatient with anyone that is lazy or stupid. She cares quite a lot about her friends and Deathbringer and has become calmer since becoming the queen of the RainWings and the NightWings. It also has made her respect the peace of the rainforest and act that way, as shown when Darkstalker came with the NightWings, even though she refused to shield Webs, one of her guardians, which shows she probably still hates the Talons of Peace.
Glory is shown to be brave and selfless, since she insisted on being one of the first RainWings to enter the NightWing kingdom, despite the fact that “the queen should be well protected.” While not often physically affectionate, meaning that she is not fond of being touched by others, she is a brave and reliable friend, often pushing aside her own needs and well-being for those of others. Glory is extremely sarcastic, intelligent, and a critical thinker, usually considering a problem before taking action, although she can behave rashly and illogically under pressure. She was also mentioned to have an easier time remembering scroll facts than Starflight and is fond of reading and learning. Glory is extremely conservative with her emotions; it was mentioned by Moonwatcher in Moon Rising that a sort of ‘mental shield’ would close around her thoughts whenever she became ill at ease.
Contrary to most RainWings, Glory dislikes when other dragons read her feelings by her scale color, and as a result, she often tries to avoid changing colors or shifts her colors into something else, avoiding her scales shift to her moods. As the series progresses, she seems to become calmer and more patient with everyone. She has been described by Clay to work harder in battle training with Kestrel than any other dragonet.
After Burn smashed the original SkyWing egg intended for The Dragonet Prophecy and killed its carrier, Hvitur, Webs stole Glory’s egg from the Rainforest Kingdom as a last-minute replacement, insisting that they had to have five dragonets for the prophecy. He had gotten in trouble with Kestrel because it wasn’t a SkyWing egg and they could never complete The Dragonet Prophecy with a RainWing.
Six years later, Morrowseer visited their cave to inspect the dragonets. He was disgusted upon seeing a RainWing included in the prophecy instead of a SkyWing and later ordered the three guardians to kill Glory before the next morning. Kestrel was assigned to kill Glory and had Tsunami chained up on the excuse of the SeaWing being the only one who could stop her. Although Tsunami and Glory protest, Clay decides to use the river to escape. Once Starflight and Sunny set Tsunami free with their fire, Tsunami finds Clay and joins him in escaping.
Soon after Clay and Tsunami opened the boulder covering the entrance of the cave their friends were in, Queen Scarlet confronted them, led to their cave by a smoke signal meant to help Clay and Tsunami find their way back. Webs fled down the river while Dune is killed by Queen Scarlet, and the others are imprisoned and taken to the Sky Kingdom. There, Clay, Starflight, and Tsunami were forced to fight in Queen Scarlet ‘s notorious gladiatorial battles, while Queen Scarlet displayed Glory as an artwork. Sunny was kept inside the castle and was hardly mentioned when they were in the Sky Kingdom.
When Fjord was moments away from killing Clay in the arena, Tsunami attempted to jump off of her prison tower, unintentionally distracting everyone while Glory sprayed lethal venom on Fjord ‘s neck and face, killing him in moments.
Later, as Clay was fighting Peril in honor of the Champion’s Shield, Glory shot her venom at the left side of Queen Scarlet’s face, causing the spectators to flee and giving Peril ample time to free the dragonets and aid them in escaping the palace.
After rescuing Kestrel and Sunny, Clay discussed whether Peril was possibly their “Wings of Sky” and the prophecy’s true SkyWing. Glory felt unwanted and formed a plan with Tsunami to test Clay’s loyalty; later that night, Tsunami woke Clay and pretended that Glory had run away to the Rainforest Kingdom. Clay insisted that they abandon their plans to travel to the Mud Kingdom and meet his family until they found Glory again; Glory then realized that Clay would never want her to leave.
Once the dragonets reached the outskirts of the Mud Kingdom, Glory, disguising herself as a MudWing, volunteered to go with Clay while the others waited near a small waterfall to avoid tribal tension. When Clay met his mother, Cattail, they found out that she had sold his egg to the Talons of Peace for at least two cows, and therefore didn’t care about him at all. Whilst leaving the Mud Kingdom, Clay was confronted by a group of five MudWings who turned out to be his siblings. Clay learned that he should have been the group’s bigwings. Reed offered to step down and let Clay lead, but he refused, as he still needed to stop the war and take care of his friends.
Glory was also present when Morrowseer dropped Starflight off, right in the middle of Clay’s speech about finding their lost friend. She then accompanied the others on the way to The Kingdom of the Sea in hopes of meeting Tsunami’s family.
While discussing what to do next, Glory and the others see a SkyWing air patrol scouting the area, possibly looking for the dragonets themselves. Glory camouflages herself in the sand, Starflight and Sunny hide in the nearby forest, and Tsunami dives into the ocean. After the majority of the patrol moves on, Tsunami attacks the soldier in midair and drags him into the sea. With Clay’s help, she drags him to shore. Glory feels angrily surprised at Tsunami’s rational behavior, but they eventually tie leaves around the guard’s eyes while they fly away.
Once the dragonets arrive at the Summer Palace, Glory and the others were locked up in one of Coral‘s caves while Tsunami explored the palace with her mother. Glory and the other dragonets almost drowned in a flood in the dungeons, but they were freed by Tsunami and Riptide and brought into a comfier cave that happened to belong to Princess Blister. When Blister finds the dragonets, she convinces Coral to let them be free and invites them to breakfast.
After angering Blister, the dragonets are locked up in the electric eel prison. With the help of Princess Anemone, they break free and plan to escape the Summer Palace. Just at that moment, SkyWing soldiers begin attacking the Summer Palace with dragonflame cacti and flaming logs. As they are fleeing, Crocodile, the MudWing that led the troops to the Summer Palace, confronts them. To protect the others from the danger, Glory sprays venom in Crocodile’s eyes, killing her.
After they escape once again, the group decides to travel to the Rainforest Kingdom in an attempt to find Glory’s family. Glory, Tsunami, and Starflight vote on abandoning Webs, but Sunny eventually convinces them otherwise.
Glory is first shown walking through the rain with her friends. A pair of MudWing soldiers walk by, and the dragonets hide amongst the fog. After hiding Sunny, Glory leaves them momentarily to investigate. Hearing a scream from the soldiers’ location, Glory discovers that the soldiers have been killed by blows to their throats. Most of the group is wary about continuing into the rainforest, but Glory and Sunny eventually convince them to move on.
Later, Sunny mysteriously disappears, followed shortly by Webs. Clay and Tsunami both feel sharp pricks in their necks while Starflight ducks under a bush for cover. Glory crouches to look at him and hears a faint sound behind her. Startled, she looks back up, as Clay and Tsunami disappear right in front of her. Glory demands that their attackers show themselves, and a large group of RainWings materialize in front of them. One introduces himself as Jambu and his friend as Liana, and gestures to the treetops, where their missing friends are hanging in woven leaf nets. Jambu explains that they have been rendered unconscious with blow darts, and will wake up soon. He then leads them to the RainWing Village, where their friends are placed on a firm leaf platform.
Hearing Liana talking about it, Starflight asks her about the purpose of sun time. Liana explains that it makes them smarter, prettier, happier, and better at camouflage. Jambu then offers Glory a spot to sleep for sun time, and she accepts, Starflight reassuring her that he would watch over their sleeping friends. When she awakes, she discovers a dozing sloth curled in between her shoulder and wing; Jambu explained that sloths were like pets to the RainWings and that this one had ‘chosen her’. Glory was at first hesitant to let the animal stay with her, but eventually grows fond of her and decides to let her stay. Jambu then takes her to see the three RainWing Hatcheries, where all of the tribe’s eggs were raised and hatched together. He explains that the RainWing tribe didn’t have a family system in order and that RainWing dragonets were raised by the entire tribe.
Glory, confused, asks how any RainWing knows if they were related to someone else; Jambu then introduces the venom test, a procedure in which two RainWings mix their venom; if the venom melts faster, then they are not related, but if one dragon’s venom cancels out the other, then they belong to the same family. Jambu suggests trying the venom test between themselves, and Jambu’s venom canceled out Glory’s, which suggested that they were probably half-brother and sister.
Arriving back at the village, Glory lands next to Starflight in time to seeing him teasing Clay in his sleep by placing a fruit near his nose and then taking it away again. Most of the group wakes up, and Sunny says that Webs’ scratch had gotten worse and that he needed to see a healer quickly. Starflight then asked Jambu and Liana for an audience with Queen Dazzling. In confusion, Jambu asks if they’d rather see the current queen if their situation was so dire; Glory then learns, to her and the other Dragonets’ shock, that the RainWings took turns being a ruler, each reigning for one month at a time. Jambu leads them to the queen’s treehouse for an audience with the current Queen, Queen Magnificent, where they wait in a line composed of a few other RainWings, two with red displayed throughout their scales. Mangrove, one of the angry dragons in line, tells Glory that his partner, Orchid, had gone missing three weeks ago and that he was yet again requesting a search party for her. Glory, intrigued, asks if she can watch while Mangrove speaks to the queen, and he agrees. After speaking with Bromeliad, the other angry dragon, she learns that Bromeliad’s student Kinkajou had also gone missing and that Bromeliad wanted her name cleared so she could resume her assignment. Glory suggests that they combine their audiences since their issues were fairly similar in the topic.
After Mangrove and Bromeliad move on, Sunny shows Magnificent Webs’ injury. She gives them directions to the healers’ treehouse and seems uninterested when Glory suggests gathering information about the missing RainWings. She, unwilling to complete the job herself, appoints Glory as an investigator.
Glory, along with Clay and Starflight, went to see Mangrove while Sunny and Tsunami took Webs to a healer. They find and ask Mangrove for details on Orchid’s disappearance.
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 whom they found out was 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 sniffing 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 Princess 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 a 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 Storm and Jambu as a lighter IceWing named Penguin, both of whom were sent by Queen Glacier. After a SandWing guard almost spotted them, 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 camel skin 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 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 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 to warn her friends. After some shouting, she has 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.
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, and she then shoved him into a ravine. 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 Queen Grandeur, was losing by the end of the tie-breaking match, but a sloth tumbled out of the trees in front of the target board right after Grandeur had spat her venom. Kinkajou jumped up and tried to push the sloth out of the way, but Grandeur spat her venom and injured Kinkajou’s wing in the result, leaving three smoldering black holes in the membrane. Frantic, Glory started trying her venom to counteract Grandeur’s, and surprisingly, the melting stopped as their venom met. Grandeur forfeit the contest 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 Glory’s plan to free the RainWing prisoners.
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 lava 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. Burn trapped one under her talons, but the other bit her other foot, killing her, and raced toward the dragonets. While Sunny and Fatespeaker tried to get Starflight off the ground, Clay slammed into them 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. The Eye of Onyx was Blister’s demise and the start of Thorn’s reign, effectively making Sunny the new heir to the throne.
Glory first appeared in this book when Prince Winter was tackled by Deathbringer in the NightWing village. As she hauled the NightWing assassin off of the young prince, Winter explained that his sister Princess 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 after Moon suggested signs; 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 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, announcing her arrested. As Winter was arguing with Qibli when the SandWing offered to help save Winter’s brother, Prince 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. She reluctantly permits the group to leave, strictly ordering Moon and Kinkajou not to die.
When Queen Scarlet shouted vengeance at Queen 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. Tsunami was furious and went to find Queen Scarlet. She later came to the Talons of Peace for help. However, as Prince 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. Later in the book, it is mentioned that Sunny dream visited Glory.
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 judgment. 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 dreamvisiting her, and also by Qibli, who said that some NightWings would hate her forever simply because she was a RainWing.
Since birth, Glory has shared a strong bond with her adoptive brother. It was mentioned that he had often given Glory pretty things to cheer her up, and he was willing to risk his life to save her own in The Dragonet Prophecy. Glory trusts Clay completely and thinks of him as honest and kind. Clay was also quick to try and resolve conflicts between Glory and the others (especially during The Lost Heir), and he is always ready to forgive Glory whenever she has been unfair. In the Hidden Kingdom graphic novel, Glory’s scales repeatedly turned pink when Clay was around, hinting she may have had a crush on him before Deathbringer or because of their family love for each other. Clay was originally written to have a crush on Glory.
Although Glory can become irritated by Tsunami’s prideful nature, she loves her anyway. She knows that she can always depend on Tsunami to protect and defend her, and can often share a laugh with her friend; an example of this was in The Brightest Night where they shared their exasperation over Blaze’s shallow nature, or when they were making fun of NightWings in The Hidden Kingdom. Although the two definitely disagree on many different things, Glory finds that she can relate to Tsunami a lot of the time as well. She admires Tsunami’s courage, but Glory herself is more of a strategic thinker whilst Tsunami usually behaves rashly and without thought.
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 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.
Even though Glory is often annoyed by his know-it-all personality and rambling, she still appears to love him like a brother or friend. She apparently knew about his crush on Sunny, and thought he should do something about it. She also shows affection to him on 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 (as her fake name, Storm), trying to probe information out of him. Given her personality, Deathbringer gave her more information than what was intended about his mission and then began to flirt with her. Glory was sarcastic with him and did not like his flirting, but he liked her even more because of it and helped her escape the NightWing island. The current status between the two is ‘Bodyguard to Queen’.
In The Dark Secret, Deathbringer described her as beautiful, sarcastic, and fascinating. When Glory was helping him out of the prison, Glory retorted at him, but Starflight saw that she and Deathbringer “exchanged a look that said ‘thank you’ and a whole lot more.” Adding to that, in The Brightest Night, Deathbringer kept flirting with her, which Glory dismissed. He even put his wing around Glory and she let him, which is somewhat unusual given her personality. In Moon Rising, Moon had a vision of Glory and Deathbringer’s possible path having a dragonet named Firefly. 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.” It is pretty obvious that Glory and Deathbringer have feelings for one another, and their romantic relationship has been made officially canon by Tui T. Sutherland.
Glory didn’t know that she had a 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 become queen of the RainWings. He was only stopped by a vine, possibly used by a collection of Exquisite’s sloths, that wrapped around his neck, nearly strangling him. He appears to be one of her most trusted dragons now, even if he is incompetent. He also makes sure Glory takes her daily suntime, noting that it makes her less grumpy and more recharged.
The small 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, and Glory sees Kinkajou as one of her favorite subjects.
Glory didn’t really know Tamarin that well(other than Kinkajou talking about her), 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 at Jade Mountain Academy.
Glory first met Turtle when he confronted her about Darkstalker, and she seemed to be a little suspicious of the later 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.
Glory was first mentioned with Moon when she came to the rainforest to look for Icicle with Qibli, Winter, and Kinkajou. They ended up meeting Glory when Obsidian and Bromeliad took them to the NightWing Village, and then to the Queen’s Pavilion. Glory seems to like her, calling her and Kinkajou her favorite subjects.
Family Tree Edit
“No way! A tree in the forest?” -To Starflight
“I don’t see why. I’m with Tsunami. Destiny is destiny, right? So whatever we do must be the right thing. We don’t need a bunch of ancient dragons telling us how to save the world. They’re not in the prophecy.” – To Clay
“That’s what it was! When we hatched – the guardians didn’t know anything about MudWings, so they thought you were attacking us. But you were trying to help. Your instinct told you to get the rest of us out of our shells. Clay, you know what this means? You weren’t trying to kill us at all.” – To Clay
“Boy, I don’t know. I mean, if you want to be queen one day, you’ll have to be bossy, controlling, full of yourself… oh, wait.” – To Tsunami
“Shocking. You know there’s still enough of that fruit stuck to your teeth to make a whole other meal.” – To Clay in the rainforest
“All right, sure. I’m not in the Great Magnificent Wondrous Dragonet Prophecy. Maybe no one would ever write a prophecy about a RainWing. Maybe no dragon in Pyrrhia expects any of us to have an important destiny or do anything worthwhile. But this? Sleeping all day in a patch of sun? Is that all I’m good for – all any RainWing is good for?” – Glory’s thoughts
“I don’t believe in prophecies. Sorry, I know they’re a NightWing specialty, but seriously? If you can actually see the future, why be all cryptic and vague about it? Why not give us a prophecy that’s like, ‘Oh, by the way, Blaze is going to win the war, so give her the crown now and don’t even bother fighting about it’.” – To Deathbringer
“So let me get this straight. You’re telling me nothing about why you’re here, but you expect me to bring you into our kingdom and buy you a drink. NightWings really do think highly of themselves, don’t they?” – To Deathbringer
“Queen Magnificent, I challenge you for the throne of the RainWings.” – To Ex-Queen Magnificent
“Wow. I’m a queen. Queen Glory of the RainWings. That’ll be my name in the history scrolls – not Glory the mistake, or Glory the lazy RainWing, or Glory who could never be as good as some nameless SkyWing who died six years ago. I’m responsible for all these dragons now. We can rescue the missing RainWings and make sure no more dragonets ever get lost again. Starflight can help me teach them all how to read and write. I’ll protect them. I’ll lead them. I’ll make them – us – a tribe we can be proud of. Glory, the queen who chose her own destiny, saved her subjects, and turned her tribe into the greatest dragons in all of Pyrrhia.” – To herself
“. . . I’ll just say this. We’re going to save our fellow RainWings, and we’re going to make this rainforest safe, and we’re going to do it like real RainWings. And by the three moons, try not to talk or sneeze or fall asleep in the tunnel on the way there, all right?” – To the RainWing tribe
“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
“We’re taking our prisoners back. You will never set foot in the rainforest again. You will leave the RainWings alone forever. We’ll destroy the tunnel between our kingdoms, you’ll call off the invasion, and we’ll never even sniff another NightWing near our village for the next twelve generations.” – To Queen Battlewinner
“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 somebody would take care of the vengeful and deadly Queen Scarlet for us. Preferably a bunch of five-year-olds. Very reassuring indeed.” – To Kinkajou
“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, ‘DRAGONETS WUZ HERE’ in giant rocks- To Starflight
“We are not calling it magical death spit.” – To Sunny
- The word “glory” means magnificence or dazzling beauty. She also may be named after the morning glory flower that grows in tropical climates.
- Even before she became Queen of the RainWings, she was a Princess. This is because she is related to Ex-Queen Grandeur, and Ex-Queen Grandeur is from the original line of Royal RainWings.
- Glory has a pet sloth named Silver and is one of the eight dragons confirmed to owning a pet. The others include Winter (Bandit), Smolder (Flower), Indigo (Blob), Bromeliad (unnamed sloth), Willow (Talkatoo), Magnificent (Shaggy) and Exquisite (Toe-Fur and many other unnamed sloths).
- She is the first character in the series shown to challenge a queen for the throne.
- In Moon Rising, Glory is found to initiate a prickly instinctive “shield” around her mind when uncomfortable, doing the same with her scales, to hide her emotions.
- Glory is the first of the two known queens to rule over two tribes, the other being Queen Wasp. However, unlike Wasp, Glory was a peaceful and good ruler who descended onto the throne peacefully, whereas Wasp does not care about her subjects and tricked both tribes that the Book of Clearsight wanted her to rule over all tribes.
- Part of Glory’s grouchiness appears to have come from the lack of sun time during her childhood under the mountain.
- Glory is the only Dragonet of Destiny who doesn’t know who any of her parents are.
- Tui had originally planned to make Clay have a crush on Glory.
- She is the fourth known queen to ascend to the throne without killing the previous queen, the others being Queen Thorn, Queen Pearl, and Queen Snowfall.
- 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.
- Glory is the first and only RainWing that has had a POV in the series.
- She is the first RainWing to be in a romantic relationship with a NightWing.
- Glory is one of the first RainWings in years who learned how to spell and read.
- Glory is the second royal protagonist to lead a book, the first being Princess Tsunami, the third being Princess Sunny, the fourth being Ex-Prince Winter, and the fifth being Prince Turtle.
- For Rainwings, there is defualt scale color, yet Glory has the same scales in The Hidden Kingdom as well as in The Hidden Kingdom Graphic Novel due to a misconception.
- Glory is the second most mentioned character in the Wings of Fire series, followed by Qibli and Darkstalker, with Tsunami having the most mentions.
Glory on the US cover of
The Hidden Kingdom
Glory on the extended cover of
The Hidden Kingdom
Glory on the UK cover of The Hidden Kingdom
A typical RainWing (colored), by
A typical RainWing (lineart), by
A typical RainWing from the German publication, by
Glory from Scholastic HomeBase
Glory from Scholastic HomeBase (Speed Wings and Venom Victory)
Glory on the cover of
The Dragonet Prophecy (Graphic Novel)
Glory on display in Queen Scarlet’s Arena from
The Dragonet Prophecy (Graphic Novel)
An item used for a promotional campaign for the series on Roblox. It is currently viewable, but can no longer be obtained. It was used to promote the upcoming release of The Hidden Kingdom.
Glory on the cover of
The Lost Heir (Graphic Novel)
The Dragonet Prophecy (Graphic Novel)
Glory on the cover of
The Hidden Kingdom (Graphic Novel)
Transparent Glory from the US cover of
The Hidden Kingdom
The Dragonet Prophecy (Graphic Novel)
Glory on the cover of
The Hidden Kingdom (Graphic Novel)
The flower (Morning glory) Glory was possibly named after
Glory gif by stArchaeopteryx
Queen of the Jungle by ryebreadArts
Glory and Deathbringer by liighty
Court of 900 by RealTense
Project Glorybringer by FarenCry
Let the Games Begin by RealTense
Glory by 88Aurora88
Magic Rainforest by stArchaeopteryx
Glorybringer by LowDetail
She Brings Me Glory by light-star-does-art
Glorybringer by Trunswicked
We’ll Never Set Like the Sun by Vision-Seeker
Glory The RainWing by Drawgonite
All hail the Queen by JuliaGoldfox
Glory by PsychoKittyPants
Glory pixel by Strawberry DA Rainwing
Glory and Sunny by xTheDragonRebornx
Glory by xTheDragonRebornx
Bestial Glory by TytaAlba (Lin)
Glory by xTheDragonRebornx
Glory and Carnelian by IceOfWaterflock
Queen Glory by Iron-Zing
Queen Glory by xTheDragonRebornx
Hail Queen Glory by HollyRoseBrair
Queen Glory by CougarCoast
Queen Glory by radioactive-vapor
Glory pixel bounce by IceOfWaterflock
Glory Rampant by IceOfWaterflock
The Queen of Rain by Cosmic-Corn
Queen Glory of the RainWings by BlueAmerican164
Queen Glory by SkeleBeans
Under the Stars by RusCSI
Glory and Jambu by KenyaFord
Her Highness by BronzeWolf14
Queen Glory By Jomadis
Glory and Deathbringer by JuliaGoldfox
Thank You and a Whole Lot More by Biohazardia
Glory by IndominusFlower
First Meeting by KenyaFord
Glorybringer by VVisemanS
Glory and Deathbringer by RyhnoBullraq
Judgmental by AlbertaBlu
Glory by Goldenwing67
Glory by meroaw
Glory by eagleclaw6089
Glory by KazultheDragon
Long Live the Queen by Deva-rays
Glory by Sahel-Solitude
Queen Glory by farencry
Glory and Silver by MoonlightFantasy
Queen Glory by Luna-The-NightWing
Queen Glory by MewTreeckoAJ
Glory by GDTrekkie on DA
Glory by xTheDragonRebornx
Glory by XTheDragonRebornX
Pocket Glory by Biohazardia
Queen Glory by ClearSkyess
Glory by Seascraper
Glory by PantherHeart1
In all her Glory by RyebreadArts
Glorybringer by Raksha1016
GloryBringer by Shard/Hyalus
Green Girl by CanineDragons
Queen of the Jungle by Meerkat the SandWing (Battier)
Glory by @LycheeMoon
The Royal RainWing Challenge by xxxSnowdragonxxx
Glory Headshot by LavatheSkyWingNightWIngHybrid
Lineart by Jada, color by QueenPeril
Glory by Bamboo
Deathbringer and Glory by Cinderwing64
Queen_Glory by Dreamkeeper
Glpry in Just Shapes and Beats by Anime Chronos
Glory!! By Nebulapaws
Light of Glory by xTheDragonRebornx, Moonfire, icyvictory, and pasteldraqon
- ↑ The Dark Secret, page 176
- ↑ The Dragonet Prophecy, page 63
- ↑ The Hidden Kingdom, page 20
- ↑ The Dragonet Prophecy, page 108
- ↑ The Dragonet Prophecy, page 16
- ↑ https://www.roblox.com/catalog/420165715/Wings-of-Fire-Virtual-Dragon-Mask