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Morrowseer is one of the main antagonists of the first Wings of Fire series, and the main antagonist of The Dark Secret.
He is a physically imposing NightWing who is in charge of making sure the Dragonet Prophecy goes the way he wants. He is also determined to achieve his goals, and will do whatever it takes - this includes murdering dragonets, on several occasions. He was the dragon who made the Dragonet Prophecy, along with Battlewinner, the queen of the NightWings, although it's later revealed that the prophecy is fake.
Morrowseer is described as massive, larger than any other dragon in the series (aside from Darkstalker.) He has pitch-black scales with a light grey underbelly. He has a long, thick snout with sharp, yellowed teeth.
His claws were long and sharpened, and the star patterns on his wing membranes spiral inwards, like a snail shell. His voice is deep and rumbly.
Morrowseer was born on the NightWing island. At some point, he fathered an egg with a dragon named Secretkeeper, although to his knowledge, the egg was broken before it was laid.
The Dragonet Prophecy
He goes to see the dragonets and orders for Glory to be killed. Later, he is revealed to be allied with Blister to make sure she's the sister that survives and wins the war.
He later shows up at Queen Scarlet’s arena with a bunch of other NightWings, supposedly there for the dragonets. After ordering the other NightWings to all the IceWing prisoners, he flies off with only Starflight, leaving the other dragonets behind.
After Blister kills Kestrel in the epilogue, Morrowseer kicks her body off a cliff and tells Blister to kill Webs.
The Lost Heir
Morrowseer meets with Nautilus and Blister after the destruction of the Summer Palace of the Sea, in the epilogue.
The Hidden Kingdom
Morrowseer meets up with Nautilus to discuss the back-up plan of using false dragonets to make the prophecy go their way. After appearing angry and disappointed at the disobedience of the false dragonet, he then brings themover to the NightWing kingdom.
The Dark Secret
Morrowseer captures Starlight and sets him with the false dragonets - Fatespeaker, Flame, Viper, Squid, and Ochre - and tests them to see if they are worthy of the prophecy. First he has the false dragonets try to kill Starflight while telling Starflight to survive, which he does, during which he realizes the real reason why Morrowseer wanted Glory dead - because he was afraid she would find out about his plan to take over the rainforest and warn the RainWings about it.
Then Morrowseer has Starflight and the false dragonets (except Fatespeaker) fly to a SkyWing outpost, where he tells them to convince them to switch their allegiance to Blister. Starflight chooses not to, remembering how evil Blister is, and Morrowseer has his NightWings kill the SkyWings, which he was going to do either way.
Squid says he doesn't want to be part of the prophecy anymore, and Morrowseer exiles him to his supposed death (though he is rescued by the Talons of Peace), and decides to capture Tsunami and use her for the prophecy instead, although she defeats the three NightWings that attempt this.
For the third test, Morrowseer tests the dragonets' battle skills by telling them to try to kill each other, saying he'd step in if he thought he must, but making clear he would be willing to lose Starflight or Fatespeaker. He makes Fatespeaker fight both Flame and Viper at once, and Starflight enters the battle and stops Viper from stabbing Fatespeaker in the neck with her venomous tail, causing her to scratch Flame in the face instead. As a result, Flame knocks Viper into the lava, causing her death. Although the most of the other dragonet are shocked, Morrowseer doesn’t care, and does not want to lose Flame because he is the only SkyWing he has for the prophecy, and decides to capture Sunny to replace Viper.
Eventually, Starflight, Fatespeaker, and Glory rescue the RainWings and convince the NightWings to move peacefully into the rainforest with Glory as their queen, following the death of Queen Battlewinner. Morrowseer is the only NightWing who doesn't accept this plan, and confronts Starflight, Clay, Tsunami, Sunny, and Fatespeaker at the entrance to the tunnel leading to the rainforest. Morrowseer reveals that he and Battlewinner made up the prophecy as part of their elaborate plan to take over the rainforest, choosing Blister so she can be their ally in this. Morrowseer tries to kill the dragonets, but then the volcano erupts. The dragonets escape through the tunnel, but Morrowseer is apparently killed in the explosion.
The Brightest Night
Morrowseer does not appear, but is mentioned many times. Glory, knowing he is dead, promises to bite his head off, stuff him in a volcano, and kill him again.
When Sunny meets with Stonemover, a NightWing animus, she asks about NightWing powers, to which Stomemover replies that no NightWing had such powers for many years, meaning that Morrowseer’s supposed foresight abilities are fake, and he never had any.
He is mentioned in the prologue to be Moonwatcher's mother after Moonwatcher reads her mother, Secretkeeper's, mind.
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