Flamebright examines potential causes for Bramblestar’s odd behaviour!
Hello! Today I am going to discussing clues and who might be possessing Bramblestar. If you have not been reading any of this arc please do not read further because it might include spoilers. Here are the cats I thought about in order.
Yes, the first Tigerstar. I know he was killed but no one knew where his spirit went after Firestar faced him in the battle of the Dark Forest. He’s always reappeared before I never truly thought he was gone before. He is also Bramblestar’s father which gives him an advantage of knowing how to trick Squirrelflight and her kin aka her kits Sparkpelt and Alderheart. Evidence to this theory added when Sparkpelt was sent to a place to atone and was nearly attacked by dogs lured by rabbit blood like Tigerstar did before Bluestar’s death. More evidence supporting this theory is Tigerstar was a ShadowClan cat due to his daughter Tawnypelt and being their previous leader. He also was obsessed with the warrior code due to causing chaos in RiverClan a few books ago.
Thistleclaw was seen in Bluestar’s book with Bluestar when she was Bluefur, Tigerstar when he was an apprentice, and Scourge when he was a kit. He was seen spitting a familiar insult at Bluefur that this possessor hurled at Squirrelflight “You always had a soft spot for weak cats.” He was also Tigerstar’s mentor so he might have helped him from the Dark Forest before.
Thistleclaw was seen in the Dark Forest it was not confirmed he had been permanently killed.
The main suspect I’ve been seeing is Ashfur. Ashfur was heartbroken over Squirrelflight choosing Bramblestar over him which gives him a pretty strong motive to hurt Bramblestar. He had a very short life due to the secret that was going to be exposed but Hollyleaf ended up killing him and exposing it herself. I personally don’t really think it was him because they let him in StarClan with Hollyleaf and they seemed to be getting along well. To me, he doesn’t seem to be an evil cat. Even when he was caught up in a scheme with Hawkfrost I honestly think it was Hawkfrost who coaxed him.
Ever wonder what happened to Tigerstar’s best friend and Graystripe’s kin? I have. I wouldn’t be surprised if he was the one doing this or as some suggested there might be two cats involved. He wouldn’t have known the new forest very well or the warriors and he was probably familiar with some insults that were said in this arc.
5. The last one I think could be is a possibility but is probably a stretch is Stonefur. Stonefur was killed by Blackstar for breaking the code for being born. Maybe he has returned to get revenge on ShadowClan.
Other cats I have seen being suggested by fans is Sol, Rock, Mapleshade, Hawkfrost, and Dustpelt. If anyone wants to talk about anything down below please do!