Graystripe in the First Series-More Than Firestar’s Friend part 1 by Hawthornclaw

Hawthornclaw takes a look at Graystripe and how he was more than just Firestar’s friend.

Official art from the official Warrior Cats site (Illustrator: Wayne McLoughlin)

Graystripe. When I think of Graystripe, I think of many things. But I’m sure that some people hear Graystripe and think, “Firestar’s friend”, “Code breaker”, or, “The cat who didn’t deserve to be deputy.”. GRAYSTRIPE IS MORE THAN THIS! He’s kind, funny, and always follows his heart. He is like a role model to anyone who needs to know if they should follow their heart or listen to everyone else. This is why this article is about him. I will go from Into the Wild to Forest of Secrets, explaining why Graystripe is important. Let’s start with into the wild.
“You fight well for tame kitty”-Graypaw, Into the Wild
Graypaw is the first forest cat to meet Rusty. He tells him about the clans, which gets Rusty interested, and then he joins the clans. Yes, I know Bluestar invites him and Smudge tells little bit, but Graypaw tells the most. For the rest of the book, Graypaw is Firepaw’s partner in crime, helping him with every mission, and defeating Brokenstar with him. At the end, this makes Graypaw a warrior, with the warrior name of Graystripe. Now, onto Fire and Ice.
“You saved my life. Thank you”-Fireheart
“I would give my life for you.”-Graystripe
At the beginning of this book, Graystripe helps Fireheart bring WindClan back home. On the way back to ThunderClan from WindClan, they get into a fight with RiverClan, in which Graystripe accidentally pushes Whiteclaw in the river, which he regrets for the rest of the book. A tiny bit later, Graystripe and Fireheart are given Brackenpaw and Cinderpaw as apprentices. One day while training, Graystripe falls in the river and is saved by Silverstream, and is with her for the rest of the book. Graystripe and Fireheart fight later on, and Bluestar is like, “What the heck? I though you were best friends.” But later something happens most people forget because they are to busy thinking about Graystripe’s forbidden love. Firestar is attacked by Clawface. Graystripe sees this, coming back from a meeting with Silverstream, and kills Clawface, saving his friend. Fireheart doesn’t kill Silverstream later, and they are friends again. Forest of Secrets now!
“Oh Fireheart, I’ve been torn in two”-Graystripe, Forest of Secrets
In this one, Graystripe is with Silverstream for the whole book, and goes with his kits when she dies. This also shows his kindness.
I hope you lied my article! I will write part 2 soon!

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Ghost
Ghost
November 17, 2018 12:56 am

I agree with this! Graystripe is an awesome character and deserves more love. This is a really nice article, it was really well written and persuasive 😀

Hawthorn skating on a frozen lake with sparkling seals (Hawthornpaw/claw)
Hawthorn skating on a frozen lake with sparkling seals (Hawthornpaw/claw)
November 17, 2018 3:00 am
Reply to  Ghost

Thanks!

𝕃𝕚𝕝𝕪𝕝𝕚𝕘𝕙𝕥 (𝕃𝕚𝕝𝕪) 𝕃𝕚𝕝𝕪 𝕋𝕙𝕒𝕥 𝔽𝕒𝕝𝕝𝕤 𝔸𝕝𝕠𝕟𝕘 𝕎𝕚𝕥𝕙 𝔹𝕣𝕚𝕘𝕙𝕥 𝔸𝕦𝕥𝕦𝕞𝕟 𝕃𝕖𝕒𝕧𝕖𝕤
𝕃𝕚𝕝𝕪𝕝𝕚𝕘𝕙𝕥 (𝕃𝕚𝕝𝕪) 𝕃𝕚𝕝𝕪 𝕋𝕙𝕒𝕥 𝔽𝕒𝕝𝕝𝕤 𝔸𝕝𝕠𝕟𝕘 𝕎𝕚𝕥𝕙 𝔹𝕣𝕚𝕘𝕙𝕥 𝔸𝕦𝕥𝕦𝕞𝕟 𝕃𝕖𝕒𝕧𝕖𝕤
November 20, 2018 5:23 pm

Hey! Silverbrook! Nice, I agree!

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Aster is Meowing for Chinese New Year!!! (Asterstorm/ Meowing Aster/ Astie)
November 17, 2018 12:59 pm

I agree that Graystripe is more than Firestar’s friend 😸! Though he isn’t my favourite cat, he’s still a cool character 😉. Great job!

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✨ Cheetahspark ✨
November 17, 2018 1:52 pm

When I read the title I thought you meant that he was like… more to Firestar than his friend if ya catch my drift 😉

Lapisdapple
Lapisdapple
November 19, 2018 5:37 pm

Same! 😛

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Strawberrykit already misses ❄️ChRiStMaS🎄and wants it to be 🎄ChRiStMaS🎁 again
July 10, 2020 2:56 am

I did to

Lilacpaw/frost - Li
Lilacpaw/frost - Li
November 17, 2018 8:09 pm

I agree!! I bet that, if Firestar had not met Graypaw first, he may not have come to the forest. Graypaw showed him that friendships were just as important as hunting.

Dawnpaw (Shining Dawn)
Dawnpaw (Shining Dawn)
September 14, 2020 11:54 pm

Love this article! I agree as well. Graystripe does deserve more love, but he becomes…sort of…different, later in the series, when he meets Millie and rejoins TC

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