Is Ashfur the Imposter? by Barn Burner

Barn Burner takes a look at Ashfur’s possible involvement in The Broken Code.

Art by thewisestdino

Hey warrior cats fans out there! I’m writing this because I just finished the Broken Code, Veil of Shadows. If you don’t know anything about the seventh arc, or even any of the arcs, then I suggest you go read them before viewing this. Anyways, you can already see by the title of this, that I’m writing about the Imposter. Yup, that evil spirit that invaded Bramblestar’s body and talked on and on about “codebreakers”. Does anyone ever wonder, who actually is the Imposter?
Lots of people already think that Ashfur is the Imposter. That’s exactly what I thought too. Somewhere towards the end of Veil of Shadows, I found some hints that the Imposter could possibly be Ashfur. Here they are:
Hint 1: When Shadowsight was on the brink of death, he flew out of his body as a spirit. He wanted to find out the truth about the false Bramblestar, so he traveled to the ThunderClan camp as a ghost. In the ThunderClan leader’s den, he finds the Imposter, turned away from him. No one can see a ghost (except Tree and Rootspring) but the Imposter could see Shadowsight. Shadowsight asked how, and the Imposter told him that a cat can be clever enough to go from StarClan, to the Dark Forest, to the lake. (He said something like dat I don’t remember). Ashfur went to StarClan, but he was good and bad, because he helped Hawkfrost take one of Firestar’s lives in Sunset. Since he was both evil and innocent, that made me think he could hover between the DF and StarClan.
Hint 2: The Imposter revealed his true form to Shadowsight, and though Shadowsight couldn’t see the color of his fur, he had blue eyes. Ashfur has blue eyes. (I also suspected Hawkfrost, but he’s dead so rip).
Hint 3: Shadowsight had a vision of fire and smoke. Towards the end of the vision, ash settled on Shadowsight’s fur, so that made me think of Ashfur.
Hint 4: After the battle in Veil of Shadows, when the Imposter was injured badly, Squirrelflight comes into the ShadowClan medicine den. The false Bramblestar opens his eyes for a few moments, telling Squirrelflight that he came back for her. Now, please tell me, which cat (other than Bramblestar) is in love with Squirrelflight? Ashfur is literally obsessed with her. It would make sense that he’s controlling Squirrelflight’s mate since Squirrelflight left Ash for Bramble.
But, if the false Bramblestar was Ashfur, that would be extremely OOC, am I right?
Please let me know your thoughts on this, I really want to hear them!


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Silver moon that lurks in the shadows ~ Silver Shadow
Silver moon that lurks in the shadows ~ Silver Shadow
October 3, 2020 2:37 pm

100% Ashfur

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Frostcrystal and friends
October 5, 2020 2:18 am

Its def ashfur

October 5, 2020 8:36 pm

ashfur was ejected

October 6, 2020 4:56 am
Reply to  juni

Ashfur doesn’t exist.

Şpคrr໐ຟ thคt fliēŞ ໐ຖ hคll໐ຟēēຖ'Ş fนll ๓໐໐ຖ
Şpคrr໐ຟ thคt fliēŞ ໐ຖ hคll໐ຟēēຖ'Ş fนll ๓໐໐ຖ
October 5, 2020 8:51 pm

YES its gotta be Ashfur

աɦɛռ ռօȶɦɨռɢ ɨֆ ʀɨɢɦȶ, ɮɛ ʟɛʄȶ

October 5, 2020 11:21 pm

But Ashfur wasn’t really innocent, was he?
Then again, look at the preview of Darkness Within…

I miss Leafpool

Stripes of the Cedar's Shadow (Cedarstripe)
October 8, 2020 5:41 pm

So i just read the spoilers for the next book and we find out it’s Ashfur! Congrats and you pointed out so many things that i totally missed.

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Palm Trees waving in summer Light || Treepaw/light
October 11, 2020 12:00 am
Reply to  Cedarstripe

To be fair, it’s Squirrelflight talking, and we don’t know if she’s right yet. It’s just her guess-

Mapleshine has now become Mapleshine's ghost (for Halloween lol) maybe for Christmas she will be maplemistle?
Mapleshine has now become Mapleshine's ghost (for Halloween lol) maybe for Christmas she will be maplemistle?
October 11, 2020 11:01 pm

Everyone when they find out because the authors didn’t want ashfur to be the imposter:

Ashfur was not the imposter
(1 imposter remains)

October 14, 2020 4:03 pm

yea I thought that to

October 14, 2020 4:28 pm

this series really got me thinking about among us u know that game

October 19, 2020 5:15 pm

i mean ashstar over here didnt even try to hide that he missed squirrelflight when he exiled her

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