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Thrushpelt

"You can tell the Clan I'm the father, if you want. I mean, if it makes things easier."

—Thrushpelt volunteering to pose as the father of Bluefur's kits in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 456

Thrushpelt

Clan(s)
Highest Rank
Warrior
Parents
Litter-Mate(s)
Mate(s)
No information
Children
No information
Mentor(s)
No information
Apprentice(s)
Spottedpaw (temporarily), Goldenpaw
Previous Name(s)
Thrushkit

Thrushpelt is a sandy-gray tom with a white flash on his chest[1] and bright[2] green eyes.[1]

Kit

Thrushkit is mentioned to be born along with his siblings, Tawnykit and Dapplekit, to his mother, Rainfur. Cloudberry deals with the births on her own, as she doesn't want Goosefeather to have visions of the kit's futures. During a great starvation, Cloudberry shares worms with Rainfur and her kits to eat.

After Harepounce's death, Rainfur takes in Specklekit and Whitekit as her kits’ foster siblings. She suckles all five kits and she and all the kits survive despite the hunger. Rainfur brings out all the kits to watch a Warrior Ceremony.

Warrior

Thrushpelt is said to be the newest warrior in ThunderClan. When Bluekit sees Thrushpelt with a group of other warriors, she asks her mother, Moonflower, why he is so small compared to the other warriors, and Moonflower says it is because he was just recently made a warrior.

After Bluefur goes to the Moonstone with Pinestar, she thanks Snowfur for cleaning out her nest, but Snowfur corrects her, telling her that it had actually been Thrushpelt who had cleaned out her nest, saying that she would be tired when she got back.

Sunfall announces that he smells RiverClan scent, and Swiftbreeze reports that they have crossed the border. The RiverClan warriors get caught in the brambles, but carry on leaving marks on ThunderClan territory. Stormtail, Thistleclaw, Fuzzypelt, Snowfur, Windflight, Patchpelt, and Thrushpelt arrive and attack the invading RiverClan warriors.

Thrushpelt is part of the patrol that finds Bluefur dragging Snowfur's body back to camp after she had been killed on the Thunderpath. After Bluefur explains what has happened, Adderfang orders Thrushpelt to check if ShadowClan had returned.

When Dappletail gets a seed lodged in her eye, Thrushpelt takes out her apprentice, Goldenpaw, so she doesn't miss out on her training and lets her climb a tree. As he watches Goldenpaw climbing it, she says she would like Thrushpelt to be her mentor forever, because Dappletail had never let her climb so high. Thrushpelt is embarrassed and Bluefur reassures him that she wouldn't tell Dappletail, and Thrushpelt promises her that he'll get Goldenpaw back to camp in one piece.

Rosetail is the first to notice Thrushpelt's crush on Bluefur, and then she comments on what a "good couple" they would be. Bluefur is surprised, and says that he's just a good friend. Thrushpelt unintentionally embarrasses Bluefur after seeing her playing with Whitekit, when he tells her she'd be a great mother. She hurries to get away, using Rosetail as an excuse.

Bluefur starts to find Thrushpelt annoying and pestering after she meets and starts to fall in love with Oakheart, a promising young RiverClan warrior. When Rosetail congratulates him on becoming a father, he tells Bluefur he knew she had a good reason for keeping this a secret, and offers to pose as the father.

Thrushpelt also promises to love the kits as if they were his own. Bluefur, although reluctantly, allows the Clan to believe that Thrushpelt is the father of her kits. Because of this, it was shown just how much Thrushpelt loved Bluefur.

When Mosskit, Mistykit, and Stonekit are born, he tells Bluefur that he would have been proud to be their father. As Bluefur is taking Mosskit, Stonekit, and Mistykit to RiverClan to live with Oakheart, she tells them that Oakheart was their real father. Stonekit is stunned, and tells Bluefur that Runningkit had told him their father was Thrushpelt.

Once Bluefur takes the kits to Oakheart, and claims that it had been a hungry fox driven by hunger during leaf-bare who had taken them, Thrushpelt works the hardest to reinforce the nursery so it would never happen again. It is also stated that he grieves for the kits as if he really was their father.

Thrushpelt eventually becomes Spottedpaw's mentor, and is very supportive of her becoming a warrior. He gets fed up with her when she goes to help Featherwhisker, telling her to stop messing with herbs and get back to training. Spottedpaw reluctantly obeys.

After that incident he seems to be more tolerant of Spottedpaw being in the medicine den. Eventually, when she decides to become a medicine cat, Thrushpelt congratulates her, and is very supportive. He admits that he'll miss Spottedpaw, but is glad that she is going to be a medicine cat.

StarClan

Thrushpelt is mentioned to have died at the end of the book. Bluestar misses him as a good and loyal friend, and she also remembers that he kept her secret until he died, and that he would learn the truth about Mistyfoot and Stonefur's parents from StarClan.

Trivia

  • He has WindClan blood, because his grandfather, Eaglestorm, is a WindClan cat.

Family

Members

Mother:

Rainfur

Father:

Windflight

Brother:

Tawnyspots

Sister:

Dappletail

Nephews:

Unnamed kit
Darkstripe

Nephews/Nieces:

Unidentified Kits

References and Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy
  2. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 28

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