|“||We're H2-on it. [src]||”|
Leyla, a young human, fell into the ocean while riding a dragon. Fortunately, Summer was there to save her. The two had a conversation about tides, during which they discovered they have a lot in common, resulting in them becoming best friends.
Summer and her group of dragons and the human twins Dak and Leyla come across a Viking man about to drown from a shipwreck in the episode, "The Nest". They rescue him and the man turns out to be the Chief of Huttsgalor, named Duggard. He invites them back to his village, where the dragon group helps the villagers clean up after a fierce storm. Some villagers, such as Magnus Finke, dislike the dragons' presence, and tried to get them evicted by accusing Burple of eating the town's prize sheep, Haggis. Feeling unaccepted, the dragon group leaves town. However, Magnus' Auto Lumberjack Machine goes haywire and the group returns to save the town from damage. The villagers are thankful. The blacksmith Hannahr finds Haggis and uncovers Magnus' deception. As thanks, Duggard offers an old lighthouse as a permanent residence. The group accepts. Duggard also calls them the 'Rescue Riders', a name which Summer and the others like well and adopt.
In "Deep Trouble", Summer and Leyla fail to even hit the target in 'Fast Blast Drills' because they lose time over-planning. Afterwards, she and the other Rescue Riders listen to Elbone as he relates his plans to go into the Maze Caves to map them. The next day Elbone has not returned, so Cutter, Dak, and Winger rush into the caves after him. All three get lost. Summer and Leyla make many plans to save them, but waste time doing so. Ultimately they use their instincts and save the others just before the caves flood from rising tides.
In "Boo to You", Summer learns about a holiday on Huttsgalor called Hoogenboo. Marena tells the story of the Phantom Fang, but no one believes her, except Burple. Later, an invisible force starts wreaking havoc in the village. Leyla determines that the 'ghost' is actually a Slinkwing dragon. Summer and the other riders fight it off, but are only successful after Burple has the idea to mark the camouflaging dragon.
Summer, along with the other Rescue Riders, help out Huttsgalor by moving sheep from pasture to pasture in "Where There's Smoke". Unfortunately, fires keep developing near the sheep flock, and Duggard asks the Riders to put out the fires. Magnus accuses Cutter of starting them, so the Riders investigate the cause of the fires. Ultimately, they find the culprit - a Fire Fury named Aggro - who was trying to use fire to protect the sheep from wolves. The Rescue Riders clear Cutter's name and ask Aggro to join the team.
When the town's metal objects start falling apart, Chief Duggard asks the Rescue Riders to find more Belzium in "Heavy Metal". It quickly devolves into a competition amongst the Riders and Magnus. Even Summer joins the competition, citing superior intellect. Eventually, Summer and Leyla find a cave of Belzium, only to be followed immediately by Dak and Winger, then Magnus. The lack of cooperation leads Summer, Dak, Leyla, Winger, and Magnus to become trapped in the cave. Only teamwork gets them out of the cave, and then teamwork with all the Riders to divert a run-away Belzium boulder from crushing houses and villagers.
Summer and the other Rescue Riders inadvertently make new member Aggro feel left out and not part of the team in "Iced Out". After they leave her behind to watch a fire while they go fishing, Aggro leaves to help Elbone on a dragon egg rescue mission on her own. When the Riders realize that she went to Huttsgalor's icy region and that she might be in danger, Summer and the other Riders fly out to find her. With the help of a new dragon friend, Aggro and Elbone are able to signal to the Riders before falling over a high icy waterfall. When everyone is safe and sound back at the Roost, The Twins and Summer apologize to Aggro for making her feel left out, and explains that the other Riders have been together for a long time and it is a little hard changing to accommodate a new member.
All the dragons except Summer come down with the Dreaded Dragon Flu in "Sick Day". She and Leyla searched for a cure and consult with Marena, who tells them that Help Kelp is a cure. Unfortunately eels also like this seaweed. Despite being a Fastfin which is a species of dragons typically lacking eel phobia, Summer is afraid of them due to an incident in her youth. Leyla helped Summer confront her fears however, and the two worked together to retrieve the medicine in eel-infested waters to help their friends. Ultimately while the other dragons are cured, Summer finally gets sick with the flu.
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Summer is a green and yellow Fastfin. She has a frill around the back of her head. Her long tail is tipped with a spade shaped fin. Her feet are webbed for efficient swimming.
|“||Summer is speedy and observant, and always solves puzzles!||”|
|— DreamWorks Jr.|
Much like her rider, Leyla, Summer is quick-witted, mature, and friendly, with a serious and playful side being prominent. Sharing a playful rivalry with Winger, she often races him when the chance arrives, though the Swiftwing almost always wins. She does have an air of superiority about her regarding her intellectual abilities, but is quick to admit any wrong-doing.
Summer flips her tail back and forth when she is distressed or upset, as seen in "Sick Day" when she admits her fear of eels to Leyla.
|“||The truth is, Leyla, I am afraid of eels! I know I'm a Fastfin and I shouldn't be, but I am.||”|
|— Sick Day|
Abilities and Skills
Waterpower: Summer can launch streams of water from her mouth with enough force to push a dragon of Burple's weight a few meters. As a water dragon, she's an excellent swimmer and can remain underwater for extended periods. Her skin is immune to the stickiness of Slinkwing Goo.
Intelligence: Summer often thinks through situations carefully, instead of running headlong into them without a plan. She is very interested in technical details, such as how the moon and tides are connected and their effects.
|Main article: Leyla and Summer's Relationship|
Summer is Winger's friend and teammate. Winger is sort of a brother-like figure for her. They often fight, but come to meet peace.
In "Deep Trouble" when Elbone, Winger, Dak, and Summer are stuck in the cave, Summer admits to everyone that it was her fault that they were in the cave, but Winger admits it too. The two apologized to each other and gave each other a high five.
|Rescue Riders, Season 1|
|1. "The Nest":||Appears||8. "Bad Egg":||Appears|
|2. "Deep Trouble":||Appears||9. "Home Alone":||Appears|
|3. "Boo to You":||Appears||10. "Slobber Power":||Appears|
|4. "Where There's Smoke":||Appears||11. "Crash Course (Rescue Riders)":||Appears|
|5. "Heavy Metal":||Appears||12. "Furious Fun":||Appears|
|6. "Iced Out":||Appears||13. "Grumblegard, Part 1":||Appears|
|7. "Sick Day":||Appears||14. "Grumblegard, Part 2":||Appears|
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