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Characters: Warrior Cats The Three And Their Allies
"There will be Three, kin of your kin, who hold the power of the stars in their paws."
—Skywatcher, Firestar's Quest
A prophecy has foretold that three ThunderClan cats would hold more power than any who had come before them. This page is about those three, and the cats they worked with before The Last Hope
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"It's Tigerstar's destiny to destroy us all. It's my destiny to stop him."
"As long as there is breath in my body, the Clans will be safe."
The main character of Power of Three
, and the deuteragonist
of both Omen of the Stars
as a whole. He is one of three cats with "the power of the stars", his special abilities being able to sense other cat's emotions, and walk in their dreams like StarClan does. His siblings are Lionblaze and Hollyleaf.
He is the grandson of Firestar, and he has the same good heart and personality that his grandfather does. However, his blindness causes other cats to constantly treat him like a helpless kit, and he has grown a layer of sarcasm and selfishness as a result. At first he aspired to be a warrior, but he was eventually forced to take up the position of ThunderClan's medicine cat. He is the most actively involved in trying to understand the Power of Three, and serves as a sort of leader to the Three.
As explained in Sign of the Moon
, he is the reincarnation of Jay's Wing, the founder of the Tribe of Rushing Water. Jay's Wing and a she-cat named Half Moon fell in love, but when Half Moon bore witness to the mythical Sign of the Moon, she had to become the Stoneteller, the leader of the Tribe. Jay's Wing and Half Moon have vowed to walk the same skies one day when they meet again in the Tribe of Endless Hunting.
- All-Loving Hero: He tries to avoid it, but eventually the fact that he loves and wants to save everyone catches up to him.
- Anti-Hero: While he is on the good side, his selfishness and jerkass tendencies keep him this way for the Power of Three arc. However, he matures into a pure hero by the end of Omen of the Stars.
- Anti-Hero Substitute: His personality is essentially that of Firestar, but with a layer of jerkishness over the heart of gold.
- Berserk Button:
- Any reference to his blindness will set him off.
- He doesn't like when cats mess with his stick. In The Fourth Apprentice, Thornclaw uses it to help Berrynose, Spiderleg, and Rainstorm, and Dovewing thinks that Jayfeather might be considering murder over it.
- He hates being lied to and when cats keep secrets from him. In Long Shadows, Squirrelflight finds this out after revealing that she isn't his mother. Then in Sunrise, Leafpool learns this. By The Fourth Apprentice, being betrayed by two of the cats he trusted most has really made his attitude towards this worse, and he reacts to learning that Rock knew his true parentage all along by breaking his beloved stick. (Emphasis completely deserved.)
- Beneath the Mask: He acts like a Jerkass, but dig deep enough and you find an All-Loving Hero.
- Blind Seer: Although blind, he receives frequent visions from StarClan. (He can also see in them.)
- Brought Down to Normal: In Bramblestar's Storm. Out of the three, however, he appears to have gotten over it.
- Cain and Abel: In The Fourth Apprentice, his half-brother Breezepelt joins the Dark Forest and they become enemies.
- Cats Hate Water: Definitely true of Jayfeather.
- Celibate Hero: As a medicine cat, he has to take a vow to never have a mate.
- Character Development: He goes from a selfish jerkass to a pure hero willing to die for his Clan.
- Companion Cube: He is very fond of a particular stick.
- Cursed with Awesome: Can go into other cats' dreams, but is blind outside of them.
- The Chosen One: He is part of Skywatcher's prophecy, "There will be three, kin of your kin, who will hold the power of the stars in their paws." He has a special power due to this, and is destined to save the Clans from the Dark Forest.
- Chronic Hero Syndrome: Due to his character development, he eventually starts going out of his way to help everyone he can.
- Damned by Faint Praise: In The Forgotten Warrior, Mistystar, Onestar, and Blackstar have to give their thoughts on whether he murdered Flametail. Mistystar says, "I find it hard to believe that any cat would do this". Onestar says, "I'm sure Jayfeather could have found an easier way to eliminate an enemy". Blackstar says nothing. Lionblaze immediately notes that they could have said a lot more to help him.
- Deadpan Snarker/Disabled Snarker: Tends to be rather rude and blunt with his Clanmates. For example:
Jaypaw: "Oh great. Let's pile up all the useless cats and hope a tree falls on them." (The Sight)
Jaypaw: "I'm a medicine cat. If you want sympathy, go to the nursery." (Dark River)
Jayfeather: "One medicine cat who can't see and another who can't walk. ThunderClan will be invincible!" (The Forgotten Warrior)
- Determinator: He will never give up on a patient.
- Deuteragonist: In Omen Of The Stars.
- Don't You Dare Pity Me!: He absolutely hates cats referencing his blindness. There's a time in Power of Three where Willowshine offers to help him to the Moonpool. He yells at her before and after he trips over a rock.
- Dream Land: Can enter other cats' dreams.
- Dream Walker: Can enter the dreams of other cats due to being part of the Power of Three.
- Dr. Jerk: He tends to be rather rude to his patients, because he believes that, "If they want sympathy, they can go to the Nursery."
- The Empath: He can tell what other cats are feeling with his powers.
- Fan Nickname: Jay-Jay.
- Forgiveness: He is willing to forgive Leafpool, Squirrelflight, and even Ashfur (the cat who tried to push him off a cliff), alongside many others.
- Green-Eyed Monster: In Eclipse, it's mentioned that he feels jealous of Lionblaze and Hollyleaf when they become warriors. He feels guilty about it.
- Guilt by Coincidence: In The Forgotten Warrior, Dawnpelt accuses him of murder because he was there when Flametail died, and because the relationship of the medicine cats had been strained. However, Jayfeather was trying to save Flametail, and the medicine cats had been having problems for a completely different reason.
- Happily Adopted: By Brambleclaw and Squirrelflight in The Last Hope.
- The Hero: He's the main character of Power of Three (and the entire Era of the Three by extension).
- Heroic Bastard: It's revealed in Sunrise that, he's the kit of the ThunderClan medicine cat Leafpool, and the WindClan warrior Crowfeather.
- Hurting Hero: He's heroic, but all the crap life throws at him has left him deeply in pain.
- I Choose to Stay: When time traveling, he falls in love and wants to stay in that time. He isn't allowed to because he still is needed in the present day.
- I Did What I Had to Do: He doesn't feel guilty about sending Lionblaze to steal WindClan's catmint in Long Shadows, because it means ThunderClan survives.
- In-Series Nickname: Lionblaze calls him "Jay" at one point.
- Internal Reveal:
- In Outcast, he tells Lionblaze and Hollyleaf about the prophecy of Three.
- In The Fourth Apprentice, Jayfeather and Lionblaze tell Dovewing about the prophecy.
- The Last Hope has Jayfeather, Lionblaze, and Hollyleaf revealing the prophecy to Brambleclaw, Squirrelflight, and Leafpool.
- In the Blood: Becomes a medicine cat like his mother, Leafpool.
- I Was Having Such a Nice Dream: Although he fortunately is never woken in the middle of a prophecy, in Omen of the Stars, Dovewing wakes him up while he is enjoying a dream about chasing a squirrel.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Acts rude and sarcastic, but when the chips are down he will never give up on a patient and is willing to die for his Clan.
- Knight in Sour Armor: Despite being very cynical, he still vows to fight for the safety of the Clans, and is willing to give his life to protect everyone.
- Meaningful Name: Named after his father, Crowfeather.
- The Medic: He is ThunderClan's medicine cat, so it's his job.
- Messiah Creep: He starts out as a jerkass, but he grows into being the purest hero the Clans have.
- Mind Rape: Experiences it when he tries to read Sol's mind in Eclipse. Later in Long Shadows, he tries to do it to Ashfur. It doesn't work.
- Mixed Ancestry: In Sunrise it's revealed that his true parents are Crowfeather of WindClan and Leafpool of ThunderClan, making him halfClan.
- Mundane Made Awesome: In The Fourth Apprentice, he breaks his beloved stick. It is the most dramatic twig-breaking scene you will ever read in fiction.
- My Death Is Only The Beginning: When a group of Dark Forest warriors attack him at the beginning of The Last Hope, he says that even if they kill him, he will return as a StarClan warrior and keep fighting them.
- Non-Action Guy: He mostly avoids fights due to his blindness. When inhabiting the body of a cat in perfect health during Sign of the Moon, he manages to actually fight and succeed.
- Oblivious Adoption: Subverted in Long Shadows. Squirrelflight reveals that she and Brambleclaw aren't the parents of Jayfeather and his siblings, and Lionblaze and Hollyleaf are completely blindsided by this. You'd expect Jayfeather to be shocked as well, but in his narration he reveals that subconsciously he always knew it was coming. Not because of the plentiful foreshadowing found earlier in the Power of Three arc, but because as the Three, he and his siblings had to have to some grand hidden heritage beyond ordinary cats.
- Prophet Eyes: Fanart often draws him with these, and he appears with them on at least one foreign edition cover.
- Reincarnation: In Sign of the Moon, he is confirmed to be the reincarnation of an Ancient called Jay's Wing. Back in Long Shadows, this relationship was implied.
- Science Hero: He solves a lot of problems by using the right herbs.
- Secret Keeper: The prophecy, and Hollyleaf killing Ashfur.
- The Snark Knight: Acts blunt and rude to his Clanmates, but is dedicated to saving them all.
- The Smart Guy: Due to his medicine cat skills, he solves problems with his brain.
- Sorry, Billy, but You Just Don't Have Legs: Aspires to be a warrior, but is forced to come to terms with the fact that his blindness will keep him from doing it.
- Took a Level in Kindness: Although he was always nice on the inside, this happens due to his character development.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Calls out Lionblaze for refusing to go to WindClan and fetch catmint in Long Shadows.
Jayfeather: "I never thought that my brother was a coward."
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: He absolutely hates water. In Night Whispers, it's proof of his complete dedication when he teaches himself to swim so that he can save Flametail.
"We have to let the warrior code rule our hearts. The death of a warrior does not mean victory."
"I can't stay here. I know I did the right thing, but no cat will ever understand!"
Another third series protagonist, and sister of Jayfeather and Lionblaze. She places great importance on the Warrior Code, sometimes to levels other cats consider a bit extreme. She is the third cat with the power of the stars. Except she's not. She was only involved in the prophecy because Jayfeather mistakenly believed that she was part of it.
After learning of the prophecy in Outcast
, she becomes the "leader" of The Three. After learning the truth of her heritage, that she is the result of an extremely illegal union according to the Warrior Code, she goes a bit crazy. She had last been seen running into a collapsing tunnel, presumed to be dead by her Clan.
In The Forgotten Warrior
, she was found to be living just outside the territory, and rejoined the Clan. Her return marked the beginning of the climax of Omen Of The Stars.
- Action Girl: As with pretty much all female characters.
- Almost Dead Guy: In The Last Hope.
- Antagonistic Offspring: In Sunrise, she tries to murder her own mother, Leafpool.
- Anti-Hero: Starts veering into this territory in Long Shadows.
- Anti-Villain: During TPoT, especially when she kills Ashfur. She loves the Warrior Code, but way too much.
- The Atoner: In The Forgotten Warrior, she seeks to atone for her rampage at the end of Sunrise by being the best warrior she can be.
- Ax-Crazy: When she finds out she's half-Clan in Sunrise.
- Back for the Dead: Reappears in the Clan in The Forgotten Warrior only to die in the very next book.
- Badass: Most notably in The Forgotten Warrior. She fought off a fox single-pawed and led her own battle patrol to victory using fighting techniques she developed.
- Bait and Switch: The prologue of The Forgotten Warrior implies that a vengeful cat who arrives at the lake is her, coming back as a major villain. It's actually just Sol without any gendered pronouns.
- Beneath the Mask: At the end of Sunrise, she stops trying to pretend that everything is okay and goes on an insanity-driven rampage.
- Big Bad: She's the main villain of Sunrise.
- Big Damn Heroes: Seems to have become a master at this over the Time Skip.
- Saves Cherrypaw and Molepaw from a fox in The Forgotten Warrior.
- Saves Ivypool from Hawkfrost in The Last Hope.
- Black and White Insanity: As a young cat, she believes the Warrior Code to be infallible and perfect, and has a very hard time reconciling this worldview with reality.
- Black and White Morality: In the Power of Three series, she believed this to be the way of the world. After learning that her very existence conflicted with the Warrior Code, she eventually grew out of it.
- Blue Oni: To Lionblaze's red.
- Bolivian Army Ending: The end of Sunrise has a tunnel collapse on her in the last scene. In The Forgotten Warrior, we find out she survived.
- Broken Pedestal: She used to look up to ThunderClan's medicine cat Leafpool. Then in Sunrise, she found out that Leafpool and Crowfeather, a WindClan warrior, were her parents. As this was completely against the code, she turns against Leafpool.
- Buried Alive: At the end of Sunrise, she is the victim of a cave-in and is trapped under a ton of a rocks. We see how she got out in Hollyleaf's Story.
- Byronic Hero: Troubled? Yep, especially after realizing she's the daughter of a WindClan warrior and a ThunderClan medicine cat. Brooding? Yep again, she constantly obsesses over right and wrong. And her passion definitely fuels a large portion of the plot.
- Celibate Hero: During her brief time as ThunderClan medicine apprentice, she had to take a vow to never have a mate. After becoming a warrior apprentice, she still doesn't really care for romance. However, after Power of Three, she becomes really friendly with Fallen Leaves, and it's hinted in The Last Hope that they may get together in the afterlife.
- Character Development: Goes from an arrogant she-cat who believes that the Warrior Code is absolute to an Ax-Crazy warrior. Then she exiles herself from the Clans, realizes that the cats all have reasons for what they do. After that, she returns to the Clans as a warrior who wants to be a servant of her Clan to help them, not to gain respect.
- Combat Medic: During her stint as a medicine cat in The Sight, she's noted to be a medicine cat with good fighting skills. Her reliance on the combat side of things eventually leads her to realize that the path of a warrior is the right one for her.
- Death Equals Redemption: In The Last Hope, it's implied that she finally found peace of mind by dying to make up for her sins.
- Death Faked for You: In Sign of the Moon, it's revealed that she's still alive, after Jayfeather and Lionblaze told everyone she was dead in Sunrise.
- Deuteragonist: In Power of Three.
- Disney Death:
- In Sunrise a tunnel collapses on her and she is assumed to be dead. In The Forgotten Warrior, she turns out to have survived, and is living in the tunnels.
- In The Last Hope Lionblaze thinks that she died when she fell out of a tree, but she actually didn't fall out and was just playing a prank on him. She dies for real though, in the same book
- Face-Heel Turn: At the end of Long Shadows. Fortunately it was only temporary.
- Fatal Flaw: Her arrogance and obsession with the Warrior Code leads to her downfall in Long Shadows and Sunrise.
- Fear of Thunder: Revealed to be due to the confrontation with Ashfur in a storm
- Final Boss: Of the Power of Three arc. Did anyone see that coming?
- Forgiveness: She finally forgives Leafpool and Squirrelflight for what they did, much quicker than her brothers did. In fact, when Lionblaze tells her to blame them, Hollyleaf tells him no and that they just made a mistake like any other cat would do.
- Glory Seeker: Part of the reason she originally wanted to be a medicine cat was because of the power she would have, and how much her Clanmates would respect her.
- Go Mad from the Revelation: In Sunrise, it's revealed that she killed Ashfur after finding out that she wasn't Squirrelflight's daughter. She gets even crazier after finding out that she's the halfClan daughter of a medicine, to the point of attempting to murder her real mother.
- Happily Adopted: By Brambleclaw and Squirrelflight in The Last Hope.
- The Heart: She's pretty much the thing that holds the Three together. Due to her absence in Omen of the Stars, the true Three end up a disorganized mess until Firestar steps in.
- Heel Realization: Sometime between Sunrise and The Forgotten Warrior she has one.
- Heroic Bastard: In Sunrise, she learns that Leafpool and Crowfeather are her parents, making her the halfClan daughter of a medicine cat. It would be a major understatement to say that she does not take this well.
- Heroic Sacrifice: In The Last Hope, she gives her life to save Ivypool from Hawkfrost, Thistleclaw, and Snowtuft.
- Honor Before Reason: Several times in Power of Three she stops to wonder if perfectly logical actions are against the code.
- Hurting Hero: Feels the Warrior Code is shattering under her paws after realizing that her parents are a cat from another Clan and her own Clan's medicine cat. She has to deal with not being one of the Three. And then she is exiled and alone for moons with only a ghost for company.
- Claims to be loyal to the Warrior Code, and yet she commits murder.
- In Dark River, she had accused Lionblaze of having a friend from a different Clan. Jayfeather was quick to call her out, saying that she was friends with Willowshine from RiverClan.
- I Did What I Had to Do: In Sunrise, she says that she did the right thing by killing Ashfur and attempting to kill her own mother.
- I Just Want to Be Normal:
- After finding out about her role in the prophecy in Outcast, she angsts over how she's an outcast from her Clan. In Sunrise, she turns out to actually be a normal cat who isn't part of the Three. Why? The Erins couldn't think of a good power for her.
- For most of Sunrise she just wants to be a normal ThunderClan-born warrior, as with the revelation of her parentage being a lie, she doesn't know who her true parents are. When she finds out who they are, it gets even worse.
- In The Last Hope, she tells Lionblaze she doesn't want to be the Fourth, just a good warrior.
- In the Blood: Like her father Brambleclaw, she experienced a burning desire to become the Clan Leader. Later it turns out that Brambleclaw isn't her father. However, her real father Crowfeather was said to have leadership potential, and her ancestor Wind shared her desire to be leader.
- Knight Templar: She will use any means possible to protect her view of the Warrior Code. In Sunrise, it's revealed that she took this murderously far.
- Lawful Stupid: She was turning into this before she ran away, but once she came back, she became Lawful Good and more sane.
- Leader Wannabe: In Power of Three: Outcast, she decides that more than anything else, she wants to be Clan Leader.
- Madness Mantra: At the end of Eclipse before her warrior ceremony, she's seen muttering in relish "The warrior code...the warrior code..." This annoys the heck out of Jayfeather.
- Make Way For The New Villains: A strange example, in that it's not revealed to the audience until a while after it happens. In Sunrise, it's revealed that she killed Ashfur, the previous villain, during her Face-Heel Turn. This is after the Clans spent half the book trying to find his murderer.
- Meaningful Name:
- Named after her mother, Leafpool.
- May not be intentional, but holly berries are poisonous, meaning her name could also be a reference to her trying to force Leafpool to eat deathberries in Sunrise.
- The Medic: She had a brief stint as the ThunderClan medicine apprentice in The Sight.
- Missed the Call:She, Jayfeather, and Lionblaze all assumed, without ever questioning it, that Hollyleaf was one of the Three. Oops.
- Mixed Ancestry: In Sunrise, it turns out that she's halfClan; her father is the WindClan warrior Crowfeather and her mother is the ThunderClan medicine cat Leafpool.
- Mortal Wound Reveal: In The Last Hope, after she saves Ivypool, she collapses due to her wounds and dies soon after.
- Murder Makes You Crazy: Killing Ashfur had taken a great toll on her, and throughout Sunrise, her mental condition keeps getting worse, until she is borderline psychotic by the end of the book. She gets better during her life in the exile, but she is still aware how that action changed her.
- Never Found the Body: After Sunrise everyone assumed she died when the tunnel collapsed on her, but it turns out that she wasn't and she returned in The Forgotten Warrior.
- No One Could Survive That: The cats of ThunderClan just assumed that she died when she ran into a collapsing tunnel. As Sign of the Moon revealed, she managed to survive.
- Not Quite Dead: Revealed in Sign of the Moon, when Jayfeather and Lionblaze go into the tunnels and find her fur.
- Oblivious Adoption: In Long Shadows we learn that Hollyleaf and her siblings were never the kits of Brambleclaw and Squirrelflight, but they thought they were.
- Out, Damned Spot!: It's mentioned in Sunrise that she can still taste Ashfur's blood in her mouth.
- Pride: While almost completely void of the other six deadly sins, in Power of Three Hollyleaf continually thinks that she deserves to be a high-ranking Clan cat, and believes her faith the Warrior Code makes her better than cats outside it. After this leads to her downfall, she abandons her pride and becomes extremely humble in The Forgotten Warrior and The Last Hope.
- Pride Before a Fall: Her fall happens in the middle of her story, not the beginning, but her adopted humility is a vital part of her characterization.
- Redemption Equals Death: In The Last Hope, she dies after coming back to ThunderClan and making amends with the other cats.
- Red Herring:
- Sunrise: She was never the third cat.
- The Last Hope: Nope, not the fourth cat either.
- The Runaway: At the end of Sunrise, she runs away from her Clan...right into the mouth of a collapsing tunnel.
- Sanity Slippage: It starts in Long Shadows when she learns that Squirrelflight isn't her mother. Then in Sunrise, the truth of her heritage and her guilt from killing Ashfur cause her to snap and go murderously insane. Then in Omen of the Stars, she comes back calmed down, and is saner than she ever was in Power of Three.
- Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right: In Dark River, she goes behind Firestar's back to try and help RiverClan (like how Firestar did with Bluestar). Like grandfather, like granddaughter.
- She's Back: This a major part of The Forgotten Warrior.
- Shipper on Deck: She wants Lionblaze to get together with Honeyfern so that his loyalty will be to ThunderClan, and not to a she-cat from another Clan.
- She also liked the idea of Lionblaze being with Cinderheart. Guess what becomes canon?
- Stranger in a Familiar Land: After her return in The Forgotten Warrior.
- Sympathetic Murderer: Whether you think her killing of Ashfur was justified or not, she's a lot more sympathetic than he is.
- Tragic Hero: Her obsession with the Warrior Code is her tragic flaw, and it leads to downfall in Sunrise.
- Walking Spoiler: Her character is very dynamic, and intentional misdirection makes you not expect where it goes. As such, the only cat who can rival her spoileryness is Clear Sky from the Dawn of the Clans arc. (If you're feeling bored, check out how many of her spoiler tropes are from Sunrise compared to the other ones.)
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: She only wanted to protect the Warrior Code. Unfortunately, her beliefs on how to accomplish that were quite warped.
- What the Hell, Hero?: In Sunrise, she calls out Leafpool for breaking the warrior code horribly. However, by that time she had already fallen pretty far herself.
- What You Are in the Dark: She has the opportunity to kill Ashfur and save her dignity. She takes it.
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds
- Wrong Genre Savvy: In Power of Three, her beliefs are that the world is composed of only pure good and pure evil, that following the rules will always lead you on the right path, and that StarClan is wise and all-knowing. It's just too bad she was in a Low Fantasy instead of a High Fantasy.
"I know what it's like to have a power no other cat understands. It's the loneliest feeling in the world."
"No matter what our destinies say, we still have the power to choose our own path."
A protagonist of the third series, and the brother of Jayfeather and Hollyleaf. He is one of three cats with "the power of the stars", and his special ability is being completely unbeatable in combat.
- The Ace: He's the physical master of the Clans.
- Action Hero: His special ability of invincibility mandates that he be the most fighting-oriented character in the series.
- Ambiguously Evil: From Outcast on, the Power of Three arc has him veering dangerously close to being a villain, and it isn't clear which side he'll end up on. He ultimately manages to become a hero, however.
- Anti-Hero: His selfishness and love of battle make him this in Power of Three and for a good deal of Omen Of The Stars, but he eventually becomes a true hero due to his relationship with Cinderheart.
- Back-to-Back Badasses: With Dovewing in The Last Hope, during the Dark Forest's second assault on ThunderClan.
- Break the Haughty: He starts off fairly arrogant but goes through a lot of suffering, which contributes to his Character Development.
- The Big Guy: The most physically strong of the Three.
- Broken Ace: He may be great at pretty much everything, but once Cinderheart and Tigerstar show him his vulnerable mind, he starts breaking down.
- Broken Pedestal: At first he thinks that Tigerstar is a great warrior, but then he realizes what kind of cat he really is.
- Brought Down to Normal: In Bramblestar's Storm. He doesn't take this too well, for he's tripping over stuff and getting hurt or going into battle, forgetting that he can get hurt now.
- Cain and Abel: In The Fourth Apprentice, his half-brother Breezepelt joins the Dark Forest and they become enemies.
- Childhood Friend Romance: Gets together with Cinderpelt, who he'd known for a long time.
- The Chosen One: He's one of the Three, cats with special powers who were supposed to protect the Clans.
- Confusion Fu: Trains Daisy and Brightheart in it in The Last Hope.
- Daydream Surprise: When he finally meets up with Heathertail again in Long Shadows, he gives in to his fury and kills her. But it turns out to be just a vision, and Heathertail survives to the end of Power of Three.
- Due to the Dead: He and Cinderheart name their kits after Hollyleaf, Ferncloud, and Sorreltail.
- Emotional Bruiser: He's the strongest and most emotional of the Three.
- Empowered Badass Normal: Starts Power of Three as a Badass Normal. Once he reaches the mountains in Outcast, his power awakens and he becomes incredibly strong.
- Epiphany Therapy: In The Last Hope, which lets him finally accept his destiny. He also shares it with Cinderheart, allowing her to complete her destiny.
- Face Your Fears: In Long Shadows, he goes to WindClan territory to fetch some catmint and meets up with Heathertail again, but he manages to change the result of his nightmarish visions by not killing her.
- Forgiveness: He's the last of the Three to truly forgive Leafpool and Squirrelflight.
- Gentle Giant: He's big and tough, but he's also quite soft, especially with Cinderheart.
- Happily Adopted: By Brambleclaw and Squirrelflight in The Last Hope.
- Heroic Bastard: He's the kit of a ThunderClan medicine cat and a WindClan warrior.
- Hot-Blooded: In Power of Three, he starts out completely in love with battle. It dies down during Omen of the Stars.
- Humble Hero: By the end of Omen of the Stars he has become one.
- Hurting Hero: After the whole Heathertail subplot.
- I Was Having Such a Nice Dream: Cloudtail interrupts one of his dreams to make him go on water patrol in The Fourth Apprentice.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Like his brother, he can be arrogant and selfish but in the end, he'll do anything to protect his Clan.
- Kitty of Mass Destruction: His power allows him mastery on the field of battle.
- Last Stand: In The Last Hope, he leads ShadowClan in this, as they face the Dark Forest while on the brink of being overwhelmed.
- The Mentor: To Dovewing in the first half of the Omen of the Stars.
- Mid-Season Upgrade: Awakens his power at the end of Outcast, about halfway through the Power of Three arc.
- Mixed Ancestry: In Sunrise, he turns out to be a halfClan cat. His father is Crowfeather of WindClan, and his mother is Leafpool of ThunderClan.
- Nigh-Invulnerability: He can't be hurt in battle because of his power.
- Nightmare Dreams: Tigerstar gives him dreams of brutally murdering Heathertail.
- "No. Just... No" Reaction: When trying to figure out which cats are training in the Dark Forest, he gets to Whitewing. His thoughts immediately become, "Never, just never."
- Oblivious Adoption: In Long Shadows, it's revealed that Lionblaze and his siblings were never the kits of Brambleclaw and Squirrelflight to begin with.
- Official Couple: With Cinderheart.
- One-Man Army: He can easily accomplish things (such as taking out a fox) that would be very difficult for a whole patrol to do.
- OOC Is Serious Business: Not from Lionblaze himself, but he has reacted this way to others.
- In The Fourth Apprentice, when he returns to the lake and Blackstar courteously invites him into ShadowClan camp, he asks, "Who are you and what have you done with Blackstar?"
- At the beginning of Fading Echoes, he learns that Jayfeather broke his much cherished stick. He flips out and immediately goes to have a talk with Jayfeather to see if he's okay.
- Opposed Mentors: Ashfur is his ThunderClan mentor, while Tigerstar and Hawkfrost mentor him in the Dark Forest. All three turn out to be his enemies.
- Punctuated! For! Emphasis!: "You. Are. Talking. Feathers!"
- Rage Against the Mentor:
- After finding out the Ashfur is evil in Long Shadows.
- In Sunrise, he finally turns on his Evil Mentor Tigerstar and beats him to near-death.
- Red Oni: To Hollyleaf's blue.
- Reincarnation of Lion's Roar
- Screw Destiny: After Cinderheart leaves him he decides he doesn't want to be bound by his destiny.
- Secret Keeper: The prophecy, and Hollyleaf killing Ashfur.
- Smart Ball: Holds it for the first half of The Forgotten Warrior, where he figures out that Birchfall is training in the Dark Forest, instinctively knows that Dovewing's power has come back, and is able to see through, but not counter, Sol's manipulations.
- Smug Super: He acts this way when he learns about his powers. Thanks to the magic of Character Development, he becomes more humble.
- Sociopathic Hero: He thought he was this when Tigerstar sent him dreams of killing Heathertail.
- Super Strength: There are two parts to his ability as part of the Power of Three. The second part gives him a ridiculous amount of strength. In Fading Echoes, he uses this power to lift a tree off of Briarlight and Longtail.
- Throwing the Fight: In The Last Hope, he tries to prove that his destiny doesn't control him by letting some ShadowClan warriors beat him in a fight.
- Time Stands Still: There are two parts to his ability as part of the Power of Three. The first part slows down time, allowing him to see what moves other cats are using, then properly counter them.
- Unskilled, but Strong: In Power of Three, due to the fact that he hasn't trained to use his power. He grows out of this during the Time Skip, where he fully masters his power.
- Unstoppable Rage: His Nigh-Invulnerability first manifests when he gets pissed off at the end of Outcast, leading to a literal unstoppable rage.
- What Have I Become?: In Eclipse, after he nearly kills Heathertail and Crowfeather, he realizes how dangerously unhinged he's becoming and struggles with whether he will become a villain or hero.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Was incredibly terrified of WindClan territory in Long Shadows, because he was afraid that he would see Heathertail again and kill her.
- Working with the Ex: In Dark River, he had to work together with Heathertail to find some missing kits.
- World's Strongest Tom: Thanks to his invincibility.
- You Are Not Alone: To Cinderheart in The Last Hope.
"StarClan didn't save us. We did."
"Maybe it won't be so bad, having these powers, if I can use them to help my Clan."
The protagonist of the fourth series. She is the true third cat with the power of the stars. She has extremely acute senses that can easily hear and smell things from miles away.
- Action Girl
- The Apprentice: To Lionblaze in the first half of Omen of the Stars.
- Back-to-Back Badasses: With Lionblaze in The Last Hope, during the Dark Forest's second attack on ThunderClan.
- Battle Couple: With Bumblestripe in The Last Hope.
- Blessed with Suck: Her powers don't really help in the middle of a battle, or when she's around Twolegs with all the noise they make.
- Break Up to Make Up: In The Last Hope, she and Bumblestripe realize that their relationship isn't working out, and they break up. They get back together at the end of the book, because being apart has made them realize that they do care for each other... at least until Bramblestar's Storm.
- Brought Down to Normal: She loses her power sometime in between Sign of the Moon and The Forgotten Warrior for unknown reasons, but gets it back later.
- This happens permanently in "Bramblestar's Storm", and out of the Three, she takes it the worst of all.
- Chekhov's Gunman: The biggest one in the series. (Spoilers up to Sign of the Moon.) She was first introduced in Long Shadows as the sister of Jayfeather's previous incarnation. Then she got reincarnated in Sunrise, and revealed as the true third in The Fourth Apprentice. Following that, Jayfeather needed to find her past incarnation again in Sign of the Moon to complete the Power of Three for The Ancients. And that's just the short version.
- The Chosen One: As Jayfeather and Lionblaze learn in The Fourth Apprentice, she is the true Third cat in the prophecy.
- Fights Like a Normal: She has powers, but they're actually a hindrance in battle more than anything.
- Genki Girl: She's filled with infinite energy, but only early on in the Omen of the Stars arc.
- Girly Girl: To Ivypool's Tomboy, due to the fact that she is much more romantic and does not like fighting.
- The Hero: The main character of Omen Of The Stars.
- I Just Want to Be Normal: After learning that her senses are actually part of an ancient prophecy, she begins pining for normality.
- I Thought Everyone Could Do That: She thought everyone had senses as acute as hers.
- It Sucks to Be the Chosen One: Every since The Fourth Apprentice, she harbors these feelings. This becomes especially hard when she has to push Ivypool away. In part due to her friendship with Hollyleaf in The Forgotten Warrior, she is able to accept her destiny.
- I Was Named "My Name": Her name as a ThunderClan warrior is almost exactly the same as when she was an Ancient.
- Kid Hero: She's an apprentice for half of Omen of the Stars, but she goes on a quest to save the Clans.
- Heroic BSOD: Goes through one in The Last Hope when she finds out that there's a Fourth cat in the prophecy. This is because she thinks that the presence of a Fourth means that she was a terrible Third and couldn't save anyone.
- Last Episode New Character: Introduced at the end of Sunrise as the main character of the next arc.
- Mundane Utility: What's a great use for your Super Senses? Finding out when your crush is leaving for your meetings so that you can beat him there.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: In The Last Hope, she wakes up Ivypool before she can see the Dark Forest's attack plans, causing the Clans to lose a strategical advantage.
- Official Couple: With Bumblestripe.
- However, they end up breaking up in Bramblestar's Storm.
- Redeeming Replacement: The cat originally thought to be the Third pulled a Face-Heel Turn (until she turned good again). Dovewing is a solid hero.
- Reincarnation: In Sign of the Moon, it is revealed that she is the reincarnation of Dove's Wing, one of the Ancients.
- Replacement Scrappy: Jayfeather and Lionblaze see her as this to Hollyleaf, who they thought was the third cat in the prophecy.
- Sensory Overload: When she goes to the mountains in Sign of the Moon, there are too many new scents and sights, nearly causing her to have a breakdown.
- Sibling Rivalry: A major storyline in Night Whispers is her rivalry with Ivypool after the sisters grew progressively more distant in The Fourth Apprentice and Fading Echoes. They make up at the end of the book.
- Super Senses: They're her power as the third cat in the prophecy.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Gives one to Ivypool in Night Whispers when her sister pushes way too many Berserk Buttons.
- Took a Level in Badass: In The Forgotten Warrior, as a result of losing her powers, she is able to focus on her warrior skills without being distracted. She even gets to keep this extra badassery after getting her powers back.
- Unreliable Narrator: In The Last Hope, she hallucinates Firestar walking away unharmed from his battle with Tigerstar.
- Up to Eleven: In The Last Hope, she puts her powers into overdrive, letting her see the Dark Forest.
- Walking Spoiler: It's pretty much impossible to discuss her without revealing that she's the true Third cat in the prophecy.
- Wide-Eyed Idealist: So much that in The Last Hope, she refuses to disclose the identities of the Dark Forest recruits in hope that they turn good.
"I just wanted to be as good as Dovepaw. I wanted to be so good that everyone would notice me, too."
"Every sacrifice I make is for the good of my Clan- and the other Clans around the lake. Even if that means sacrificing myself."
Dovewing's sister, and a fourth series protagonist. She is stuck in Dovewing's shadow, causing her to develop serious jealousy issues while everyone fawns over her sister. During the events of Omen of the Stars
, she is recruited by the Dark Forest. After serving as their pawn for a while, she eventually learns the truth about them and becomes a spy, unearthing their secrets to aide the three.
- Action Girl: As with pretty much all female characters.
- Always Second Best: To Dovewing.
- Anti-Hero: She's a loner (as far as any good Clan cat can be), she works with the villains for a long time, and she kills, though she doesn't enjoy it.
- Apologizes a Lot: In The Fourth Apprentice, she was constantly apologizing, even for things that weren't her fault.
- Badass: Most definitely.
- Beneath the Mask: Acts stoic in ThunderClan, evil in the Dark Forest, and irritable towards the three. In reality, she's horrified by what she's done and what the Dark Forest has done, and would gladly sacrifice herself to change the fates of the Dark Forest trainees.
- Break the Cutie: She starts out as an innocent she-cat, but is eventually exposed to to the evil of the Dark Forest, and is forced to commit murder to survive.
- Broken Pedestal: At first, she adored the Dark Forest cats, but then she learned that they only wanted her so that they could destroy the Clans.
- Dark Chick: Of the Dark Forest, although she keeps a lot of her true (relative) quirkiness hidden in order to facilitate her spying.
- Dark Is Not Evil: Yes, she's a Dark Forest warrior. But she's also a solid hero.
- Deadpan Snarker: Her inner thoughts tend towards blunt commentary on the stupidity of cats around her. Some examples are, "WindClan cats aren't completely mouse-brained" and "You don't think I'd walk into a fox's den to get [fresh fox dung], do you?" from The Forgotten Warrior.
- Death Seeker: She fully believes that she'll end up dead somewhere down the line, due to spying in the Dark Forest. She's surprisingly okay with it.
- Foil: To her sister, Dovewing.
- Green-Eyed Monster: In The Fourth Apprentice, she's jealous that Dovewing got to go on a mission to defeat the beavers. This jealousy leads to her joining the Dark Forest in Fading Echoes, but in Night Whispers she stops after learning the truth about her sister.
- Guile Hero: From the end of Night Whispers and onward.
- Heel Realization: In Night Whispers, she realizes that the Dark Forest are evil when she sees Tigerstar plotting to destroy the Clans.
- I Just Want to Be Special: In Fading Echoes, she is jealous of the attention Dovewing is getting. Hawkfrost is able to draw her into the Dark Forest because she wants to be as special as her sister.
- The Infiltration: Her story in the second half of Omen of the Stars is about infiltrating the Dark Forest.
- Innocent Blue Eyes: She's good the the core, despite doing a lot of morally wrong or questionable things.
- I Was Having Such An Important Dream: In The Last Hope, she's just about to see the Dark Forest's attack plans, but Dovewing wakes her up before she can.
- Kid Hero: Starts working with the Three when she's still just an apprentice.
- Klingon Promotion: To become a Dark Forest warrior, she needed to kill another Dark Forest warrior, Antpelt.
- The Lancer: Her darker, anti-hero tendencies contrast with her best friend and sister Dovewing's more soft-hearted behaviour.
- La Résistance: Actually manages to organize one in The Last Hope, after considering doing so in The Forgotten Warrior.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero:
- In Fading Echoes, by carrying Tigerstar's message to ThunderClan, she weakens two Clans and causes the rift in StarClan.
- Remember how the end of Night Whispers had her nearly kill Flametail? That comes back to bite the Clans in The Last Hope, when Flametail decides to kill Jayfeather partially because of Ivypool's actions.
- Not So Different: Breezepelt tries to pull this on her in The Last Hope. However, she really has it with Dovewing. No matter how differently they act, at heart they both want to save everyone.
- Pragmatic Hero: She'll do whatever it takes to protect ThunderClan, even if it means murdering an innocent medicine cat.
- Red Herring: The Last Hope spoilers: She isn't the Fourth cat, despite what Dovewing thinks.
- Reverse Mole: At the end of Night Whispers, she becomes a spy for the Three in the Dark Forest.
- Secret Keeper: Her knowledge of The Three, and the Dark Forest recruits.
- Shipper on Deck: In The Forgotten Warrior, she is pleased that Dovewing is with Bumblestripe, because she thinks Bumblestripe is "much better than mangy Tigerheart".
- Sibling Rivalry: With Dovewing.
- The Spock: Develops into this around the end of Night Whispers, when she realizes that only by being logical can she survive to protect the Clans.
- The Stoic: She acts like this around other ThunderClan warriors, but it's only a ruse to avoid unnecessary friendships.
- Survivors Guilt: In Dovewing's Silence, she confesses that she feels horrible about surviving when Hollyleaf died, and it should have been her instead.
- The Team Normal: She becomes the only core member of Jayfeather's group who doesn't have powers. However, as of The Forgotten Warrior, Hollyleaf's return means that she isn't the only normal one anymore.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: A temporary one in Fading Echoes and Night Whispers.
- Tomboy: To Dovepaw's Girly Girl, due mostly to her love of fighting.
- Villain Protagonist: In Fading Echoes and Night Whispers.
- Walking Spoiler: The whole matter of how she joins the Dark Forest, but later gains her redemption opens a can of spoilery worms.
- Your Approval Fills Me with Shame: In The Forgotten Warrior, her thoughts on Brokenstar's comment that she is a true Dark Forest warrior are, "That's the worst thing any cat could say to me!"
"Tell Leafpool she doesn't need to worry, because I'll be alright this time."
A kit of Brackenfur and Sorreltail. She is the reincarnation of Cinderpelt, who was killed in a badger attack, and is a major ally of the three. She is Hollyleaf's best friend and Lionblaze's eventual mate.
- Amicable Exes: After Night Whispers, she becomes this with Lionblaze. While they aren't together any more, they are still good friends. In The Last Hope, they decided to get back together.
- Amnesiac Dissonance: In an odd way. She was never evil, but her past as a medicine cat conflicts with her present life as a warrior.
- Babies Ever After: Word of God says that she and Lionblaze had kits after the events of The Last Hope.
- Character Tics: She has a special paw twitch when she cleans herself. She shares it with her previous incarnation, Cinderpelt.
- Childhood Friends: First became friends with Hollyleaf, Lionblaze, and Jayfeather when they were apprentices.
- The Fatalist: Becomes one in The Last Hope, saying that she can't be Lionblaze's mate because it would "interfere with their destinies". Fortunately, Lionblaze snaps her out of it.
- Generation Xerox: Like her previous incarnation Cinderheart, she injures her leg. Thanks to the work and Jayfeather and Leafpool however, she manages to defy her past self and become a warrior.
- Go Mad from the Revelation: Being Cinderpelt hits her quite hard.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Hollyleaf.
- Innocent Blue Eyes
- The Mentor: To Ivypool.
- Nice Girl
- Official Couple: With Lionblaze.
- Opposed Mentors: She is Ivypool's Clan mentor, while Hawkfrost trains her in the Dark Forest.
- Out of Focus: After being a major character for the first four books of Power of Three, she fades into the background in Long Shadows and Sunrise.
- Past-Life Memories: She retains some of Cinderpelt's memories, which slip into her head sometimes.
- Red Herring: She isn't the Fourth, but was thought to be by some fans.
- Reincarnation: She's Cinderpelt, back from the dead to fulfill her dream of being a warrior. As of The Last Hope, she is completely her own self, as Cinderpelt's spirit leaves her and joins StarClan.
- Shared Unusual Trait: She flicks her paw a certain way when grooming, just like Cinderpelt used to.
- Shipper on Deck: In The Forgotten Warrior, she ships Dovewing and Bumblestripe.
- What the Hell, Hero?: She calls out Hollyleaf for revealing Leafpool's secret at the Gathering in Sunrise, saying that all this just leads to more misery. This was most likely Cinderpelt talking.
- You Can't Fight Fate: Decides this after learning of her past as Cinderpelt.
- You Remind Me of X: In The Sight, Brackenfur tells her how much she seems like Cinderpelt, his sister and her pre-incarnation.