Real Name: Petalwing
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Petalwing is a Preserver: a bugsized creature with green, impenetrable skin, butterfly wings and the ability to spin "wrapstuff," a spiderweb-like substance used for cocoons.
Petalwing is a preserver - one of the carefree, fairylike creatures that arrived on the World of Two Moons with the original High Ones. Petalwing lives under the grand illusion that "highthings" (i.e., elves) cannot live without it, and must be watched over and protected. Petalwing is the closest thing that the Preservers have to a leader and was the first Preserver to have significant interactions with the Wolfriders. Winnowill saw Petalwing as a threat to her dominion over the Gliders and tried to imprison it. Later, Dewshine was able to release Petalwing, who immediately fulfilled Winnowill's prophecy by bringing Lord Voll out of his lethargy by its mere appearance. Petalwing led Lord Voll to the High Ones' Palace, and unwittingly to his own death. After the Elf-Troll War, Petalwing unlocked the door to the Chamber of the Scroll of Colors inside the Palace, so that Timmain could reveal to her descendants their origins and history. Cutter considered Petalwing to be a major annoyance; unperturbed, Petalwing accompanied Cutter and the other "highthings" on many adventures - always thinking that it knew what was best for them.
First Appearance: ElfQuest (1978) #10
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#10 ElfQuest (1985)
- 'The Forbidden Grove'#11
- 'Lair Of The Bird Spirits'#12
- 'What Is the Way?'#13
- 'The Secret Of The Wolfriders'#14
- 'The Fall'#15
- 'The Quest Usurped'#16
- 'The Go-Backs'#17
- 'The First War'#18
- 'The Treasure'#19
- 'Quest's End Part 1'#20
- 'Quest's End Part 2'
#15 Elfquest - The First 20 Years (1998)
- 'The Forbidden Grove'#16
- 'Noisybad Highthing!'#17
- 'Lair Of The Bird Spirits'#18
- 'Riddle of Blue Mountain'#20
- 'Fine Feathers'#21
- 'Secret Of The Wolfriders'#22
- 'The Fall'#23
- 'The Awakening'#24
- 'The Quest Usurped!'#25
- 'The Go-Backs'#26
- 'Two-Edge's Clue'#27
- 'The First War'#28
- 'The Treasure'#29
- 'The Game of Two-Edge'#30
- 'Final Battles'#31
- 'Quest's End Part 1'#32
- 'Quest's End Part 2'
Elfquest Archives (2004)
ElfQuest: Bedtime Stories (1994)
ElfQuest: Kings of the Broken Wheel (1990)
#2 ElfQuest: New Blood (1992)
- 'Kings of The Broken Wheel Part 2'#3
- 'Kings of The Broken Wheel Part 3'#5
- 'Kings of The Broken Wheel Part 5'#9
- 'Kings of the Broken Wheel Part 9'
#1 ElfQuest: Siege at Blue Mountain (1987)
- 'The Price of a Soul'
#1 ElfQuest: The Discovery (2006)
- 'Siege at Blue Mountain - Part 1'#3
- 'Siege at Blue Mountain III'#4
- 'Siege At Blue Mountain Part 4'#5
- 'Siege at Blue Mountain Part 5'#6
- 'Siege at Blue Mountain Part 6'#8
- 'Siege at Blue Mountain Part 8'
#1 Epic Illustrated (1980)
- 'Elfquest: The Discovery - Part One'#2
- 'Elfquest: The Discovery - Part Two'#3
- 'Elfquest: The Discovery - Part Three'#4
- 'ElfQuest: The Discovery - Part Four'
The Complete Elfquest (1988)
- 'The Secret of Two-Edge'Vol. 8
- 'Kings of the Broken Wheel'
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