The Messenger is Flame King's personal messenger and servant. In "Earth & Water," he brings word of Flame Princess' potential for power. Flame King, fearing usurpation, orders him to take his baby daughter into the wilderness and leave her there to perish. Unable to bring himself to do so, the Messenger instead gives her to a Rock Woodsman and cries from the sudden separation.
Contrary to most Flame People, who Flame King says are "all evil" in "Ignition Point," the Messenger displays signs of benevolence. Though somewhat loyal to his master's command, he plays with baby Flame Princess and feels sorry for leaving her with the Rock Woodsman.
The word! The word!