Species Silver-Haired Bat
Gender Female
Allies Shade Silverwing, Marina Brightwing, Frieda, Griffin
Enemies Goth, Throbb, Owls
First Appearance Silverwing
Last Appearance


Ariel is Shade's mother and Cassiel's mate. She is a strict and wise mother and worries often for her son.



Ariel only briefly appears in the book. She tells Shade he would meet his brothers at Hibernaculum which means she and Cassiel must have had other children, but none were mentioned.


She and Marina go looking for Shade and Chinook in the jungle. She aids Caliban the leader of the captive bats at the jungle. Eventually, she becomes an elder of the Silverwing colony, and she and Cassiel adopt Chinook after Shade asks them.

Silverwing TV SeriesEdit

Ariel Character Bios

Ariel Character Bios (from the Silverwing season set DVD)

Ariel was seen as the protective mother of Shade in Silverwing (TV Series). She was injured when a tree branch fell on her but thanks to Chinook she was able to be freed. After Shade gets separated from her, she is worried and often glances around looking for her son. She forgives Chinook after he tells her that Tree Haven's burning was as much as his fault as Shade's. She defends Shade whenever Batsheba talks bad about him.

She and Mercury save Frieda in the wind tunnel and are the only ones beside Chinook who vote for Frieda as Head Elder, however, Bathsheba wins. She is very trusting and believes Marina when she tells her Orestes would help Shade and the other Silverwings. At the end of the show she starts to tell Shade the truth of his father's disappearance.


Mate: Cassiel
Ariel Silverwing

Son: Shade

Adopted son: Chinook

Grandson: Griffin

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