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Thistleclaw

"You know what your problem is, Bluefur? You're soft. Soft on warriors from other Clans and soft on kittypets. I saw you talking to Oakheart at the Gathering. Do you care about your Clan at all?"

—Thistleclaw quarreling with Bluefur in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 379

Thistleclaw

Clan(s)
Highest Rank
Senior Warrior
Parents
Litter-Mate(s)
Mate(s)
Children
Mentor(s)
Apprentice(s)
Previous Name(s)
Thistlekit, Thistlepaw

Thistleclaw is a spiky-furred,[1] dark[2] gray-and-white[1] tabby[2] tom with uneven gray patches mottling his white face,[3] white shoulders, sharp[3] amber eyes,[4] long, yellow teeth,[5] and a long tail.[3]

Kit

Thistlekit was born to Windflight and Poppydawn in ThunderClan. His littermates were Rosekit and Sweetkit. Snowkit and Bluekit became apprentices before him, which angered him.

Apprentice

Not much is known except that Snowpaw took a liking to him and often trained with him.

Warrior

He earned his warrior name some time after. He took Snowfur as a mate. Bluefur was not happy with Snowfur's choice of mate.

After his mate, Snowfur, died on the Thunderpath, he was very sad, and so did Whitekit. He blamed Bluefur for Snowfur's death.

He cared for Whitekit, his son, there was a prophecy meaning that Whitekit should stay away from him, and after that, Bluefur takes Whitekit off him.

He was given Tigerpaw as his apprentice. Later, he, Tigerpaw and Bluefur find Tiny, and Tigerpaw attacks him. Bluefur stops Tigerpaw from causing further damage or possibly killing the kittypet.

He later attacks Oakheart for trespassing on ThunderClan territory. Bluefur attacks Thistleclaw, but since she is pregnant, she is weaker than Thistleclaw and because of this, Thistleclaw defeats her easily. He then doubts that Bluefur has loyalty to the Clan for defending Oakheart. Oakheart takes this chance while they are talking and escapes.

StarClan

Some time when Bluefur was leader, he was slayed by a RiverClan patrol. The Clan grieve for him, except for Bluestar. He went to StarClan.

Dark Forest

Unfortunately, when Bluestar died, she chased Thistleclaw out, thus ending up in the Dark Forest.

Trivia

  • 'Thistleclaw' is the first name Cherith came up with.[6]
  • When asked whether Snowfur still loves Thistleclaw despite him being in the Dark Forest, Kate says that a part of her will always love him.[7]
  • Thistleclaw's greatest fear is for Bluefur to be chosen as deputy instead of him. [8]
  • When asked by a fan, Vicky said she hadn't thought about writing anymore about Thistleclaw, but thought it would be a good idea.[9]
  • Thistleclaw was named after his spiky fur.[10]

Family

Members

Mate:

Snowfur (formerly)

Mother:

Poppydawn

Father:

Windflight

Sisters:

Rosetail
Sweetpaw

Son:

Whitestorm

Grandsons:

Sootfur
Rainwhisker

Granddaughter:

Sorreltail

Great-Grandsons:

Molepaw

Great-Granddaughters:

Poppyfrost
Cinderheart
Honeyfern
Lilyheart
Seedpaw

Great-Great-Grandsons:

Molewhisker
Fernsong

Great-Great-Granddaughters:

Cherryfall
Hollytuft
Sorrelstripe

References and Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 47
  2. 2.0 2.1 Revealed in Crookedstar's Promise, page 326
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Revealed in Night Whispers, page 80
  4. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 287
  5. Revealed in The Last Hope, page 291
  6. Revealed in Erin Hunter Chat 1
  7. Revealed on Kate's Facebook
  8. Vicky's Facebook
  9. Revealed on Vicky's Facebook
  10. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, chapter 3

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