A typical NightWing; colored by Platypus the SeaWing, art by Joy Ang

NightWings are one of the seven canon tribes in the Wings of Fire series and are stereotyped as the evil tribe. They are the only tribe where there is a predicable source of magic linked to their abilities. The tribe have a heavily antagonistic relationship with IceWings due to the events in Darkstalker (Legends).


NightWings are typically dark colored, with scattered stars on their wing membranes to mimic the night sky. The patterns for these stars are genetic, and the parents' star patterns are mimicked in the dragonet.

They have dark eyes that can be any color, as Foeslayer's were described as a "dark green," although it was so dark it was almost black. They have straight horns of medium length that can appear twisted in certain cases. Their claws are short and they have a somewhat thick build.

NightWings have forked black tongues and are occasionally seen with a silver tear-drop scale at the corner of their eyes. These special scales signify that the dragon has special powers, but most NightWings say it only signifies mind reading.


The Old Kingdom

The very first known NightWing Kingdom was situated in the 'claw' of Pyrrhia, which was once much larger before they conducted a mass evacuation of the kingdom due to Darkstalker.

The Old Kingdom is described as having huge ravines, as if a dragon raked her claws through the ground. The tribe made their home in the ravines, with more desirable and larger homes near the top. These homes signified wealth and close ties to the palace, while the lower homes suggested poverty. Several homes had flowerboxes, where the tribe could grow various plants. These flower boxes were a small source of revenge Darkstalker took on his neighbors.

The Volcano

The Tribe fled to the volcano long ago to escape Darkstalker and fear of him has lingered in the tribe ever since.

The Rainforest

After glory became Queen of both RainWings and the NightWings she let them stay in the Rainforest where Mightyclaws used his power from Darkstalker to make homes for them.



They have mind reading or prophecy if they hatch under one moon, 2 moons give both and 3 moons make them even stronger. They can breathe fire and have an internal fire inside them, and they are practically invisible in darkness. They also have an enhanced sense of smell, and the dragons that grew up on the volcano have poisonous saliva.



  • Queen Battlewinner
  • Princess Greatness
  • Queen Vigilance


  • Darkstalker (IceWing/NightWing hybrid; animus)
  • Whiteout (IceWing/NightWing hybrid)
  • Stonemover (animus)


  • Allknowing
  • Bigtail
  • Clearsight
  • Deadlyclaws
  • Deathbringer
  • Discretion
  • Eclipse
  • Farsight
  • Fatespeaker
  • Fearless
  • Fierceteeth
  • Firefly
  • Foeslayer
  • Foreseer
  • Jewel-eyes
  • Listener
  • Mastermind
  • Mightyclaws
  • Mindreader
  • Moonwatcher
  • Morrowseer
  • Morrowwatcher
  • Obsidian
  • Preyhunter
  • Prudence
  • Quickdeath
  • Quickstrike
  • Secretkeeper
  • Shapeshifter
  • Slaughter
  • Starclaws
  • Starflight
  • Strongwings
  • Swiftwings
  • Thoughtful
  • Truthfinder
  • Tunesmith
  • Vengeance
  • Vision
  • Wisdom


  • NightWings are often thought of as the "evil" tribe, as many of the antagonists for the WoF books have been NightWings.
  • NightWings are one of the four tribes that have hybrids, and have the most hybrids next to IceWings.
  • NightWings are the only tribe who have had more than one kingdom.