The Mystery of Redstar by Hibiscuspaw

Hibiscuspaw takes a closer look at Redstar.

Art by DayLight13

For anyone who’s read Firestar’s Quest, you probably noticed the ThunderClan leader, Redstar, the main antagonist in the prologue. I mean, he was the main reason why SkyClan got kicked out of the forest. He is also mentioned in the Battles of the Clans book. ThunderClan had won a victorious battle over Darkstar, but he refuses to have his wounds tended to. After him and his medicine cat, Kestrelwing, fight for a bit, Krestrelwing shows Redstar the stars. Redstar believes he and his clan have won a great victory and StarClan is proud of him.

So, Redstar seems very awful in Firestar’s quest, but we get a very different impression of him in battles of the clans. He seems stern, but can be humble if he feels like it. He is very mysterious and I would like to know more about him. I have found some info from the Warriors Wiki and re-reading the books to try to find some theories about Redstar. I hope you all enjoy!

#1- He had strong and successful parents/siblings
Although nothing I have read confirms it, Redstar may have had successful parents and/or siblings and other family members. He might have desperately tried during his kithood and apprenticeship to prove himself. And being leader definitely could have impacted his family. But Redstar proceeded to kick an ENTIRE clan out of the forest. He might have been going a bit off hand, but that would’ve made a significant impact on family.

#2- The loss of family members
Like Crookedstar, Redstar might have witnessed his entire family die before his eyes. Almost definitely the loss of his parents and/or grandparents and other kin of his would have broken Redstar to his breaking point to kick out SkyClan. In Battles of the Clans, we notice his relationship with his brother, Amberclaw. They seem to have had a very close bond. And if Redstar ever witnessed his death, he would be pushed to his limits.

#3- Preceding leader
According to the Warriors Wiki, it seems that Redstar’s preceding leader, Morningstar, was much like Redstar. He accuses WindClan of thievery, but is hopeful not for battle. He than realizes that to be strong, a clan must not be shown as weak, but strong, so he goes for battle. Redstar might have looked up to Morningstar his entire life and desperately wanted to be like him. This might have lewd to all the courage and ignorance in Firestar’s quest and kicks out SkyClan.

So, what do you all think? Was Redstar really the way he was because of my theories, or something else? To me, he sounds a lot like Clear Sky. He was really rocking his boat from side to side likes the SkyClan founder did. But that’s just me. Tell me what you think!

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Mint and Feathers Scattered Amid Autumn Leaves/Mint in Cranberry Sauce/Mintpaw(feather)
Mint and Feathers Scattered Amid Autumn Leaves/Mint in Cranberry Sauce/Mintpaw(feather)
August 9, 2017 12:46 pm

Wow really amazing article!!! I think that option 3 definitely seems the most likely.


When in thorns, look for roses

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Hibiscuspaw/heart
August 9, 2017 3:39 pm

Yes. Thank you. The first two were just theories. But I’m glad you liked it!!

Sorrelpaw [Sorrelstream] aka Sorzi
Sorrelpaw [Sorrelstream] aka Sorzi
August 9, 2017 1:16 pm

Great article! I’ve just finished Battles of the Clans so I have an idea on what you’re meowing about 😛
And yes I do agree!


Sorzi (爱猫者)
Not coincidence

Hibiscuspaw/heart
Hibiscuspaw/heart
August 9, 2017 3:39 pm

Thank you!!

Sorrelpaw [Sorrelstream] aka Sorzi
Sorrelpaw [Sorrelstream] aka Sorzi
August 10, 2017 1:45 pm

You’re welcome


Sorzi (爱猫者)
Not coincidence

Fallenshadows
Fallenshadows
August 9, 2017 1:36 pm

Very interesting! 😀 I think all of this may have impacted him. 🙂


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Hibiscuspaw/heart
August 9, 2017 3:39 pm
Reply to  Fallenshadows

Thanks!

Sky
Sky
August 9, 2017 1:50 pm

I really don’t like Redstar. Talk about understatements! Pushing a LITTLE too hard? He pushed ALL THE WAY. He didn’t even actually think about anyone else and was a selfish git. Three seems most likely, as it was backed up by facts.


2019, here I come!

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Hibiscuspaw/heart
August 9, 2017 3:42 pm
Reply to  Sky

Yeah. The first two were just ideas and theories I came up with. And yes, I wrote this because I absolutely HATE him. I was just opening up on why he was like that.

Sky
Sky
August 9, 2017 5:00 pm

Yeah


2019, here I come!

Sorrelpaw [Sorrelstream] aka Sorzi
Sorrelpaw [Sorrelstream] aka Sorzi
August 10, 2017 1:46 pm
Reply to  Sky

He was really the one who chased SkyClan out. I like SkyClan and so I don’t like him a lot either


Sorzi (爱猫者)
Not coincidence

Bramblefire
Bramblefire
August 9, 2017 4:30 pm

Yeah he’s not the best leader in the world. He was awful in Cloudstar’s book and Firestar’s Quest. I headcanon that he never fully excepted Cloudstar’s kits. Gah, I don’t really like him, but great article. I love informative/theory articles about lesser remembered characters.


Definitely not making an army.

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Hibiscuspaw/heart
August 9, 2017 7:58 pm
Reply to  Bramblefire

Thank you! And nice headcanon, btw.

Bramblefire
Bramblefire
August 10, 2017 12:11 am

You’re welcome! Keep writing great articles.


Definitely not making an army.

Foxtail
Foxtail
August 9, 2017 5:01 pm

There are worse: Brokenstar, Tigerstar (he would have actually been a great leader if he hadn’t been like “that”)…….
Great article btw! I don’t really know Redstar but he does seem like Clear Sky (I haven’t read Firestar’s Quest)!

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Hibiscuspaw/heart
August 9, 2017 7:59 pm
Reply to  Foxtail

Thanks! Yeah, Redstar was a jerk. But not as much like other antagonists, though.

Winterrose (also known as Wolfrose)
Winterrose (also known as Wolfrose)
August 9, 2017 7:21 pm

Great article. I found 3 most likely. And he does seem a lot like Clear Sky! This is amazing and informative. I’ll admit, I kind of forgot about Redstar! 😮 I looked and this article and went like, “Who?”


It feels good to back. :)

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Hibiscuspaw/heart
August 10, 2017 2:02 am

Thank you so much!

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Echopaw(Echostream)is back HOME YAY
August 9, 2017 7:46 pm

very interesting

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Hibiscuspaw/heart
August 10, 2017 2:03 am

Thank you!

Whispering Rain
Whispering Rain
August 10, 2017 10:02 am

Great article ^^

He does seem like Clear Sky. Number three seems the most plausible, but I’d definitely like to see something on him later on. 🙂


Mrrrow.

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Hibiscuspaw/heart
August 10, 2017 1:28 pm

Thank you!

(Snakespirit) The Spirit of Thanksgiving Present
(Snakespirit) The Spirit of Thanksgiving Present
August 10, 2017 2:01 pm

Redstar is a jerk. Nice article.


Fan & Nerd.

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Hibiscuspaw/heart
August 10, 2017 2:25 pm

Yes, he was. Thank you!

Fawny the Inactive
Fawny the Inactive
August 12, 2017 6:04 pm

Oooh I never really thought much about redstar! Thanks for changing my opinion


rip

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July 9, 2020 1:39 pm

I don’t like Redstar.
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