Briarpaw takes a look at Snowkit from the Prophecies Begin.
Hi! It’s Briarpaw, or, Briar, or Ria, or whatever you want to call me, back with yet another article! I have always loved minor characters, and I thought I should write a Blog series on them! I will alternate between clans. My article for today is… Snowkit of ThunderClan! Let’s talk a bit more about him.
Snowkit. The last kit of Speckletail. A white kit with blue eyes, and unsurprisingly deaf. A shy and overprotected tom. Brackenfur wanted to be his mentor, so he could get to know him a bit more. Then came the dreaded day where a hawk flies into camp and Snowkit can’t hear his clanmates’ warning. The hawk swoops down, grabs hold of him, and flies away, never again to be seen to the clans.
Snowkit plays an important role in the development of disabled cats in the clans. We rarely have a deaf cat, and this is the first (and maybe even only) cat who is born deaf in the clans. He is also one of the only cats who is born disabled. Many cats, such as Briarlight, Wildfur, and Longtail were born normal, and then had issues. Jayfeather, Deadfoot, and One-eye are some of the only ones born disabled.
Now, I want to talk about a popular theory that’s rolling around. Maybe Snowkit turned into the Dark Forest warrior Snowtuft. I mean, Snowkit is probably dead, and all of a sudden this Snowtuft comes out, right? Unlike Brokenstar, Tigerstar, Darkstripe, Mapleshade, and many more, we never see Snowtuft’s past. I think he could have definitely turned into Snowtuft. Many people think that he went to StarClan and was lured into the Dark Forest, growing up there and receiving his warrior name. I disagree with this. I think that maybe the hawk dropped him, but he was low enough that he survived. He could have landed on some twoleg trash bags or something soft like that. Maybe he became a kittypet and was nursed to health and met with Dark Forest warriors in his dreams, or perhaps even snuck out of Twolegplace to meet with Tigerstar at night through the cat door.
Snowkit is a cat I liked a lot and would have liked to see more of. I am hoping we’ll get to see him in StarClan, as we haven’t yet. Snowkit had an important role to play in ThunderClan.
And with that, I conclude my article. I hoped you like this, as I will be making more! Next up is a ShadowClan cat! Thanks for reading!