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Azymondias (Zym for short) is a baby Storm Dragon. He is the son of King Avizandum and Queen Zubeia, and thus the Dragon Prince himself. He was believed to be destroyed as an egg, shortly after the death of his father, but Rayla, Callum, Ezran, and Bait discovered that he is still alive, which motivated them to return him to his mother in Xadia. Zym is destined to become the most powerful creature in the world, but for now, he's just a hatchling.

Appearance

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Zym is a Storm Dragon hatchling and is only slightly larger than Bait. He shares numerous resemblances with his father, Avizandum, such as light blue scales, a white mane that grows from his neck, and several horns that protrude from his head. Unlike his father, Zym's eyes are blue, like those of his mother, Zubeia. He also has white claws and a tuft of white fur at the tip of his tail.

Personality

As a newborn, Zym is very playful and highly inquisitive. He quickly formed an attachment to Bait and Ezran, as the two helped him to adjust to his surroundings. Zym is also empathetic, as he was able to sense Rayla's pain, due to her binding bracelet, before proceeding to chew it off to free her from her oath to the Moonshadow Elves.[1]

Zym is very affectionate and loyal to Ezran and was greatly devastated when Ezran decided to return to Katolis to take his place as the new king.[2] He is also very loyal to the others who protect him, such as Callum and Rayla, but also very frightened to those that mean harm, especially Claudia and Soren who tried to capture him.[3]

Despite his past experiences with Claudia and Soren, Zym does not seem to hold a grudge against them, which is shown when he prevented Pyrrah from killing Soren.[4] This proves that, unlike Sol Regem, Zym is more sympathetic towards humans, due to his attachment to them at an early age.

Zym was terrified upon seeing his petrified father and was initially unable to see his mother, due to his anxiety. He eventually overcame his fears and courageously tried to wake his mother up with little success. When his mother did awake, he was filled with joy. The two nuzzled each other with love and he zipped around her happily.[5]

As Zym was often exposed to many dangerous situations, he started to fight back whenever someone harms him. He electrocuted Nyx when she kidnapped him[6] and tried to fight Viren, albeit without success.[5]

Azymondias, or Zym for short, is a baby dragon and future ruler of Xadia. One day he might follow in the footsteps of his father and wield the awesome power of the Sky Primal to serve his subjects, but today, he's a sweet, goofy, and loyal companion to Ezran. He hatched in the middle of an intense conflict between Xadia and the Human Kingdoms, but if Ezran, Callum, and Rayla can help get him home to Xadia, he might be the key to stopping the war.

—Official Description[7]

Skills and Abilities

Although he is only a newborn hatchling, Zym possesses extraordinary magical abilities.

Besides his magical capabilities, he was also able to chew off Rayla's binding, which was initially thought to be indestructible, as it could not be removed by any means other than Rayla fulfilling her oath to the Moonshadow Elves.[1]

Sky Primal Connection

Zym is a Storm Dragon like his parents, making it natural for him to have powers that are connected to the Sky Primal. He can generate and shoot lightning from his mouth, as well as survive the full strike of a lightning bolt without receiving any injuries. As the group climbed the Storm Spire, Zym suffered no effects from the high altitude.[8] Like his father, Zym's eyes will occasionally glow blue when using his abilities.

Magic Resistance

Zym could resist the siphoning spell that is cast by Viren to an extent, even if it was still slowly draining his life force.[5]

Physical Attributes

Even though Zym is still a hatchling, he is strong enough to leap onto and pin Ezran down with his feet.

Flight

Zym initially had trouble flying, due to his very young age, although he eventually managed to do so after a telepathic encouragement from Ezran.[9]

Trivia

  • Zym's name may be a reference to Ozymandias, the Greek name to the Egyptian pharaoh Ramses II.
    • The name "Ozymandias" is also the title of a famous poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley, in which a traveler comes across a broken stone statue in the desert. This has certain parallels to Zym's father Avizandum, who was also turned into a stone statue.
  • Zym knew his name upon his hatching because Zubeia always lovingly whispered his name to his egg.[10]
  • Zym likes running in circles, sniffing flowers, and napping with Ezran. He dislikes heights, but he seems to get braver every day. He also has a big appetite.[11]
  • Previous designs of Zym considered him with a purple or orange mane.[12]
  • Zym's poses and movements were inspired by real-life baby animals.[12]
  • The iridescent glimmer of real-life fire opals was the primary inspiration for Zym's egg.[12]
  • Zym is confirmed to be growing up during the course of the show, though it was not specified whether he would learn to talk.[13]

Appearances

Book One - Moon

Book Two - Sky

Book Three - Sun

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