Sparktooth takes a look at Thrushpelt.
Guess what, bloggers? That’s right! Sparktooth is writing once again! I decided to make an article about one of my favorite characters, and bring more attention to him. The one and only: Thrushpelt! Here’s three reasons why this character needs more fans:
First one: How he answers to Bluestar’s feelings. Thrushpelt is best known for crushing on Bluefur(star), but never really getting his affections returned. I’ve always found it kind of sad this is what he’s known for. ‘Cause he’s actually a really great character, and Bluefur did like him; but as no more than a friend. Thrushpelt was very sweet to Bluefur, but you can’t help who you fall in love with. At least Thrushpelt accepted that she didn’t feel the same, but he still stuck by her side as a friend. He wasn’t like Ashfur, who attempted murder on four cats just because Squirrelflight rejected him. I mean, in real life, how would you want someone to react if you just liked them as a friend? Thrushpelt’s reaction shows how nice his personality is. It’s too bad he didn’t have any kits of his own. Which brings me to our second reason:
Second: If it wasn’t for Thrushpelt, the clan would’ve most likely figured Bluefur’s secret.
“‘You can tell the Clan I’m the father, if you want. I mean, if it makes things easier.’ Bluefur stared at him. ‘You’d really do that?’ Was she not the only cat willing to make a sacrifice for these kits? Thrushpelt nodded. ‘You how I feel about you, Bluefur. I’d do the best to make you happy, I promise. And I’ll love your kits as though they were really my own.’”
—Bluestar’s Prophecy, pg. 456.
Thrushpelt offered to pretend to be the kits’ father. If he had never done this, and the Clan discovered Oakheart was her mate, Bluefur probably wouldn’t have become leader. Thistleclaw would’ve then become leader; and I’m pretty sure everyone knows how that would end up. So in some ways, Thrushpelt kind of saved Thunderclan by his offer. He’s more of a hero then we realized.
Now for the last, but certainly not least, reason: The Clan needs more cats like Thrushpelt. He’s brave, loyal, and considerate., not to mention a good fighter. You see a little more of him like that in Spottedleaf’s Heart. Thrushpelt was Spottedpaw’s mentor when she was originally training to become a warrior. He makes sure he’s not rushing her training or taking it too slow. In other words, he started simple and gradually worked on. Also notice how optimistic Thrushpelt could be, especially when you think about personal things he’d dealt with. Bluefur was just his friend, and Spottedpaw decided she didn’t want to train as a warrior. He must’ve felt pretty bad. But he seemed to never let it show. Thunderclan definitely needs more cats who look on the brightside in dark times.
Well, that’s gonna wrap it up for this article! What did you think? Does Thrushpelt catch your attention a little more now? You’re probably thinking: Wow, Thrushpelt must be Sparktooth’s favorite character! Correction, Graystripe is my favorite character, with Thrushpelt close behind. 😀 Hope you enjoyed.