The Deal With Firestar by JayJay

So what’s the deal with Firestar?

*Includes some spoilers*

He’s the cat who appeared in the first book, all the way to the Last Hope, and many more in between. With his blazing red fur that turns to fire in the sunlight, strong and caring personality, plus large and ever growing family and Clan of cats, what’s not to like?

But that’s just it. Many people find him to be one of their least favorite Warrior Cats and here’s why:

This cat has been in the spotlight for a whole series, Super Edtion, and even afterwards, still leaves a large and everlasting impression on the Clan. Some people find him too involved. He’s in countless prophecies, and even if they’re not about him, he usually ends up involved in them anways.

Examples include:

– “Fire alone can save our Clan.”
This was definitely all about him.

– “Before there is peace, blood will spill blood, and the lake will run red.”
He wasn’t even in this prophecy and yet, he was there! He caused the fight and the blood spilling which fulfilled the prophecy.

– “There will be three, kin of your kin, who hold the power of the stars in their paws.”
It was given to him and later included him when it updated to have a fourth cat.

Many people find him too special and too involved in the other Clans. Always going to help them, even when they refuse his help, taking in kittypets, etc.

But through all of this, he has been involved in and caused his fair share of problems. One example is when he and Greystripe fed food to RiverClan.

To summarize- He may seem purr-fect to some and be their favorite Warrior Cat ever. (*cough* me *cough*) But to others, he will always be known as a Gary Stu.

“Loyalty is what matters, and that exists now, not in the past. Loyalty must be prove every day, in each piece of fresh-kill brought back to the Clan, every claw mark on our enemies, every patrol, every training session.”



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February 12, 2017 4:11 am

I love Firestar I hope he is in later books and I wonder if Tallstar told him he new Firestar’s father

February 12, 2017 5:06 am
Reply to  Lightingstrike

Tallstar knows that he knew Firestar’s father.

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Maplebreeze is lazy and was on her computer since 6:17
March 25, 2017 4:12 pm
Reply to  Mapleleaf

Oh sorry I didn’t read.
NO. 🙂

Pizza that is eaten by cat (Pizzakit)
Pizza that is eaten by cat (Pizzakit)
February 12, 2017 4:52 pm

Great article.

February 12, 2017 7:13 pm


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Butterflypaw(flower) Who's Obsessed With TobyMac
February 12, 2017 8:19 pm

My theory is the reason why Firestar is so amazing is because he’s the cat version of TobyMac!

February 15, 2017 8:19 pm


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Brightwing - Bright Wing Of Mountain Bluebird (Brightwolf)
February 15, 2017 8:55 pm

Love the article Jayjay!

Moonsplash (Moony)
Moonsplash (Moony)
June 21, 2019 9:34 am

I totally agree that Firestar is absolutely a marty stu and he is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO tiresomely purehearted!
He was once my favourite character and I grieved for him when I read The Last Hope, but when I started looking into the characters of warrior cats I realized that he has nowhere near enough faults to be a truly interesting character. In the first series he is a lawbreaker a bit, so I love FireHEART, but not really FireSTAR. Also [and irrelevantly ] I feel that Scourge is the warrior cats version of Lord Voldemort, does anyone agree with me?

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