Literature / Warrior Cats: The New Prophecy
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The New Prophecy
"Darkness, Air, Water and Sky will come together and shake the forest to its roots."
is the second arc
of the popular Warrior Cats
series by Erin Hunter
. Unlike the previous arc, The New Prophecy shifts the focal point between multiple characters.
One and a half years after the battle with BloodClan, the Clans seem to have finally found peace. However, a mysterious new threat to the forest is appearing, and StarClan selects four cats, one from each Clan, to embark upon a journey to save the Clans. Chosen from ThunderClan is Brambleclaw, son of Tigerstar
, who fights not only to save his Clan, but also to prove that he is different from his cruel father. Meanwhile, Leafpaw, daughter of Firestar, worries about her sister Squirrelpaw who has chosen to join Brambleclaw's group as the Clans face total anihilation. And strangers are appearing with shocking connections to the events of the past.
Yes, that's how it is
The New Prophecy provides examples of:
- Acid Reflux Nightmare: Brambleclaw originally thinks his prophecy dream was one of these.
- Ambition Is Evil: Hawkfrost
- Ascended Extra: Brambleclaw
- Bait-and-Switch: The prologue of Twilight is designed to make you think that Firestar is the cat being warned of their imminent demise. It's actually Cinderpelt.
- Band of Brothers / Fire-Forged Friends: The heroes.
- Big Bad: Tigerstar.
- Cain and Abel: Brambleclaw and Hawkfrost
- Darker and Edgier: The first half of the arc, which is focused on a complete destruction of the forest, Graystripe being kidnapped, starvation, and poisonings, and the struggles of migration. Makes the events of the original series look light in comparison.
- Demoted to Extra: Firestar, Sandstorm, Graystripe, Ravenpaw and Cloudtail are just some of the main characters who have been pushed into the background.
- Dragon-in-Chief: Hawkfrost
- Five-Man Band:
- Freudian Trio
- Brambleclaw and Feathertail are the ego.
- Tawnypelt and Stormfur are the superego.
- Crowpaw and Squirrelpaw are the id.
- The Friends Who Never Hang: Most of the cats on the journey have some way in which they play off each other. The least interactive of the cats is Tawnypelt, who doesn't develop much of a rapport with Stormfur or Crowpaw.
- Gender-Equal Ensemble: The cats chosen for the journey to the ocean are two toms (Brambleclaw and Crowpaw) and two shecats (Tawnypelt and Feathertail). Two more cats come along, and they are also one male (Stormfur) and one female (Squirrelpaw).
- Genki Girl: Squirrelpaw
- Hijacked by Ganon: Tigerstar is the Big Bad. Who knew?
- Hollywood Atheist: Mothwing. Justified by the fact that we (the readers) really do know that Star Clan exists, and there's actually quite a bit of evidence for it.
- Inevitable Waterfall: How the Clan cats meet the Tribe: they go over a waterfall the Tribe lives behind.
- Literal Cliffhanger: Happens to Leafpool at the end of Starlight - she accidentally gets knocked over the edge of the cliff at the top of the quarry, and hangs just by her claws.
- Meaningful Name: Crowpaw's warrior name Crowfeather, in memory of Feathertail. As well as Leafpool, because she discovers the Moonpool.
- My Death Is Only The Beginning: Tigerstar of course. But also Hawkfrost.
- Ocean Awe: The journeying cats are going to the sun-drown place, aka the ocean. They are very impressed when they finally see it.
- The Promised Land: Midnight tells the cats that there is new territory waiting for them, with oak forest and streams and lots of prey. It does turn out to have perfect land for each Clan, but it's still just as susceptible to natrual disasters as the old territory.
- The Namesake: Midnight is the title of the first book and also the badger the cats were actually sent to find.
- Star-Crossed Lovers: Crowpaw and Feathertail, given they're from different Clans, but what really dooms their relationship is Feathertail dying killing Sharptooth.
- Stood Up: Leafpool accidentally does this to Crowfeather; they arrange to meet, but then she has to help care for RiverClan when Mothwing cannot do it alone.
- Twin Telepathy: Leafpaw and Squirrelpaw can feel what the other is feeling and sometimes see where the other is.
- While You Were in Diapers: Mudclaw is told to show more respect to Tallstar, because Tallstar was leader while Mudclaw was a kit mewling in the nursery.
- Your Days Are Numbered: Twilight opens with a cat being warned of their imminent death. It's Cinderpelt.