BlueXOak: Another Analasys! by Sparktooth

Sparktooth analyzes the relationship of Bluestar and Oakheart.

Artwork by Kajathedog

Sup again, bloggers! Sparktooth here! On my first article, ‘GrayXMillie: Why you should re-think hating it’, Bluefire of Stormclan commented suggesting that I make an article analyzing BluexOak. I thought it was a great idea, so I made it! By the time this article gets published, I will have a LOT of articles out already. Sorry to keep you waiting so long, Bluefire of Stormclan XD.

When Bluestar was an apprentice, the first time she saw Oakheart was when he got his warrior name. All the cats were crowding around him and she could barely even see the top of his head. Later they meet again when RiverClan reclaimed Sunningrocks. Bluefur snapped at him, getting angry, and thinking he was annoying, or something like that. But I love how Oakheart’s so ‘lovey-dovey’ over Bluefur when they meet, and Bluefur’s just like: “Yeah, whatever.”
“‘Sorry.’ Oakheart got to his paws. ‘I couldn’t resist such a sunny spot.’ ‘You couldn’t resist?’ Rage choked her. ‘You arrogant furball!’ Without thinking, she launched herself at him, claws swiping at his face. He ducked and she missed. Bluefur stopped with her paws dug into the stones to stop herself from falling over. Were his whiskers twitching? I’ll teach him!” -Bluestar’s Prophecy, pg. 337.

It’s a great love story plot, and very realistic. It shows not all couples instantly fall in love at first sight. Other couples like FireXSand, and BrambleXSquirrel show this too. I just think BlueXOak does the best way of showing this.

As we continue in the story, Bluestar gradually begins to realize her feelings for Oakheart. I completely understand how overwhelmed she felt when she found out. Bluefur had her heart set on becoming leader. How could she do that if other cats found out about her having a RiverClan mate? Bluefur was under stress, and all she wanted was to make the right choices for her Clan, like taking a ThunderClan mate. But poor Bluefur didn’t feel the same way for any cat in her Clan, even Thrushpelt; who had an obvious crush on her. Oakheart walked in her thoughts, time and time again.
“Bluefur woke with a start. Oakheart’s gaze was burned in her memory.” -Bluestar’s Prophecy, pg. 422.
“Thrushpelt glanced admiringly at the moorhen. ‘Nice catch,’ he purred. ‘Thanks.’ Bluefur didn’t meet his gaze. Somehow the ThunderClan warrior’s praise didn’t spark the same thrill in her as Oakheart’s had done.” -Bluestar’s Prophecy, pg. 409.

So when Oakheart pulls Bluefur aside in RIverClan territory, asking if they could meet alone at Fourtrees the next night; of course she said yes! The scene where she teaches him to climb is so sweet. When Oakheart is scared out of his mind on the tree, he still continues attempting to keep up with Bluefur. It shows he trusted her. The two have fun their all night, and Bluefur even forgets to be worried what StarClan will think of her. Both were willing to go behind their Clans back, and even risk the judgement of StarClan to be with each other.

Getting back to trust, Bluefur trusted Oakheart enough to give him their kits to raise on his own (with the help of Graypool). Bluefur knew he would give them a good life in RiverClan. Can you imagine being a parent, and giving up your kids to your mate for them to raise? I’m sure you’d think it’d be heartbreaking. (If you don’t think it would, then idk what to say except good luck find a mate!) Giving up her kits, and never getting to hangout with her beloved mate again was VERY VERY hard on Bluefur when she became Bluestar. But they got to be reunited when she died, because Oakheart died before her, and never had to show their feelings in secret. Yay! Another happy ending! (lol).

Bluestar and Oakheart is one of my favorite ships. (You’d already know that if you’ve read my article ‘Top ten favorite warriors couples’). But before I finish, I couldn’t help but wonder if a few of you would comment asking something like this: “Sparktooth, BlueXOak is very similar to GrayXSilver, so why do you like one and not the other?” Well to be honest I think BlueXOak had great chemistry in the books, and that they suit each other well. Not to mention their relationship developed on-screen, unlike GrayXSilver. There are a few other reasons, and if you’re curious about them don’t hesitate to ask me in the comments! Tysm for reading and I hope to see you all next time!

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  • I love BlueXOak as well! And SilverXGray.

    It was heartbreaking to think of what Bluestar must have felt after Tigerclaw said that Oakheart killed Redtail. I’m sure that she doubted it but couldn’t turn her back on a Clanmate’s word.

    • Completely agreed, Sky! I actually wrote an article about Tigerclaw’s plot involving Redtail and I mention Bluestar’s feelings about Oakheart killing Redtail that in it. If you read that when it comes out it might give you a little more insight on what I think of that.

  • Nice article Sparktooth! I kind of skimmed through it since I didn’t want more spoilers from Bluestar’s Prophecy than I already know/have. Wow once again you make so many and they’re all really good! 😮

    • Thx agian, Fox! 😀 I have MANY other articles coming out after this one. I guess I hope you guys enjoy reading my articles. I’ve been trying to submit at least one article every other month, so then I can still write but other people have a chance to get their articles featured too!

  • Nice analysis! But I hate Blue xOak really. Couldn’t they just control themselves, like Stormfur did when he realised he had a crush on Squirrelflight?

    • Ty, Lightningpaw! Everyone has different opinions. I am a personal sucker for couples like BlueXOak. XD


    I reread Bluestar’s Prophecy and Crookedstar’s Promise and OMMMSSSCCC no words can express my fangirliness. Honestly, they’re so cute together and I lovelovelove the ship.

  • Bluestar loved her clan more than anything, even more than her mate and kits, eh?

  • I’m not too big on OakxBlue. Sure they were cute I guess, but I don’t remember much because we didn’t see much of them. Honestly, I would’ve loved to have seen more interactions of them than one or two before they suddenly started seeing each other.

  • I love how you used quotes from the Bluestar’s Property to back up your points 🙂 I love BluexOak too, but one thing that really confuses me is that Bluestar hardly seemed upset when she found out Oakheart had died. It could have just been that she had moved on from him, but the fact that he returned to her when she died kind of proves that’s not true. Or, she could’ve been hiding her feelings. Which she must have done pretty well since no cat saw anything and even curious Fireheart didn’t pick up on it. You got any suggestions Sparktooth? Amazing article btw 🙂

    • Tysm, Bright! 😀

      That is a very interesting topic to consider. I honestly think that she was devastated by his death, but had to hide her true emotions from her Clan. When Tigerclaw stormed in with news about Oakheart’s death, what would the Clan think if Bluestar began wailing or something that showed his loss had a huge blow on her? The Clan may have been suspicious, but curious Firepaw wouldn’t have thought anything was up due to he literally had just arrived there. Plus, Bluestar had lost many of her family members in her past: Moonflower, Snowfur, Mosskit, etc. Not to mention the death of fellow Clanmates in battles and sicknesses. So, this is going to sound worse than how it sounded in my head, but I think Bluestar was used to death at that point. So I’m sure she was able to handle her emotions in the presence of her Clanmates. I have an image in my head that that night when she sat vigil for Redtail, her tears were spilt for not only her loyal former deputy, but for her beloved Oakheart as well.

    • Not Spark, but Bluestar’s proved to have wells of inner-strength, and I’m sure that she was merely covering up her feelings.

  • This is totally unrelated to the article but to me Blue Oak has a double meaning, both the ship name and a character. XD