Who Are The Three? by Creekdapple

Creekdapple theorizes on where the powers of the three come from. Spoilers for Mapleshade’s Vengeance!

Art by Wayne McLoughlin

Jayfeather, Dovewing, and Lionblaze are the only characters so far who have supernatural powers. But who are they, and where do their powers come from? I believe the answer may also be connected to how Mapleshade went crazy.

Okay, so here’s what we know:

Jayfeather could travel through time to his previous incarnation, with Dove’s Wing and (sorry, I forgot Lionblaze’s Ancients name). Thus, we know that the Three have lived before… but why?

We know that the prophecy of the Three came from an ancient power that not even StarClan knows about, nor Rock, who is, if I understand correctly, the oldest cat who still has access to the living.

And, all known Clan-like societies of cats so far, like the Tribe of Rushing Water, and the Clans themselves, seem to have their own spirit ancestors (I’m not counting Blood”Clan” or any rogue groups that might be superficially similar, but do not have the same kind of developed culture and morals)

And, how this ties in with Mapleshade…

She was basically the one who organized the Dark Forest into its attack, who found other cats and started training them…

She got into the Dark Forest because she killed three cats, which I don’t think she would have done if she hadn’t hallucinated her kits calling out to her.

So, here’s my theory:

There is an ancient evil force, that has lived as long as there was any semblance of Clan-like society, perhaps even longer. When circumstances and mentalities permit, it gives visions to living cats, trying to corrupt them to do its bidding in one way or another, such as with Mapleshade and her kits. This allows these corrupted cats to corrupt even more cats, which will eventually strengthen and uprise, as in the Great Battle, against the society of the living cats. The ancient spirits of the dead saw signs of the first uprising, and created a safeguard: the Three. With their powers, they could stop the uprising of corrupted cats. A part of this safeguard is their ability to reincarnate, as in the time of Jay’s Wing, Half Moon, etc, whenever another evil uprising is soon to occur.


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Light of Falling Star (Lightfall)
July 28, 2018 2:04 am

So your saying that your theory is the Three were reincarnated to save the Clans?
XD I didn’t understand too much because of those big words lol. But if your theory is the one above, it’s actually true ^^

🍀 Cheetahspark 🍀
July 28, 2018 2:50 am

This is really interesting! Great article 😀

Aster is Meowing for Chinese New Year!!! (Asterstorm/ Meowing Aster/ Astie)
July 28, 2018 4:28 pm

Interesting theory 😸!

July 28, 2018 5:23 pm

Is my comment the first one? Anyway, great article! I like your name, too, btw! 😀

Sprinting Bear Seeking Amber Honey (Honeysprint) (Bee)
July 28, 2018 5:27 pm

Lionblaze=Lions Roar 😉
Great article! Very interesting.

July 28, 2018 7:44 pm

interesting theory good article 🙂

Stormy (Stormberry)
July 28, 2018 9:50 pm

This is a very interesting theory!

July 28, 2018 10:10 pm

Dovewing should technically not be one of the three because the criteria is 1 have the power of the star in your paws (questionable for all of them but if her hearing power counts then check) 2 you have to be a kin of a kin of Firestar (which she is not although kin of your kin can be your sibling Jayfeather and Lionblaze are kin of kin of Firestar so…) So lets count Dovewing’s family tree.
Princess (1 kin)
Cloudtail (2 kins)
So what have u learnt that Cloudtail should be one of the three.
They may count generations making either whitewing or one of her sibling quailified to be one of the three. Now let’s count Jayfeather’s family tree. (Spoiler alert)
Leafpool (1 kin)
Jayfeather (2 kins)

July 29, 2018 3:33 pm

Very interesting theory. Great article creekdappel !

Lilacpaw/frost - Li
Lilacpaw/frost - Li
July 29, 2018 7:22 pm

Great article! I wouldn’t be surprised if it is true.

October 16, 2018 10:02 pm

Interesting! That theory is really cool :0

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