Termagant was a half-berserk, half-murderous and Fishlegs's mother in the books. She fell in love with Alvin the Treacherous, who was disguised as a fisherman from the Peaceable Tribe. He proposed to her with a lobster claw necklace, that he had taken from the coffin of Grimbeard the Ghastly. After Alvin abandoned her by faking his death, Termagant gave birth to their son, but she was forced to send the baby away since he was a runt. Termagant eventually dies from guilt and sadness. Her dragon was a three-headed Deadly Shadow with three names: Arrogance (left head), Innocence (right head) and Patience (the middle head), and they later became Fishlegs' dragon after reuniting.