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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  • My theories are that.
    1. The imposter is some cat that we have not yet heard of and is from another part of squirrel flights life
    2. Could it be scourge I saw this in another comment and it made sense but why would he care so much about squirrel flight and the warrior code?

    • HUGE SPOILER WARNING!!!!! DONT LOOK IF YOU DONT WANNA SEE SPOILERS!!!

      The impostor is Ashfur it was revealed in darkness within

      • If you’ve seen the book cover for the place if no stars, the cat on the cover looks a ton like ashfur

  • Def not Ashfur. He’s in Starclan, remember??? Jayfeather say him there. Also, he was never obessed with the warrior code. You’re finding those small details that seem like facts, and ignoring the big facts that actually show something.
    (I am so sorry if this comment hurt your feelings, I’m just pointing out something… I’m sorry 🙁 )

    • He definitely is not obsessed to the warrior code. When Lionblaze asked him to not tell the cats at the gathering about their heritage for the sake of the clan and the warrior code, Ashfur said, “Maybe I’m not as bound by the warrior code as you think…” Also, he was breaking the warrior code in Thunderclan’s camp by eating before the elders.
      But it must be Ashfur. Who else would come back to the clans for Squirrelflight? He was also really “nice” to Bristlefrost, who was sort of like him with Stemleaf and Spotfur. Darktail was like that to Violetshine. He shouldn’t really be in Starclan either:
      Shadowsight: “If you’re a spirit—like me—and you know the Clans…then you should be in StarClan. Or the Dark Forest.”
      Ashfur: “There are ways to move between those worlds, if one is clever enough.”
      But Ashfur in The Broken Code is weird, he doesn’t sound at all like the Ashfur in Power of Three.

  • It has to be Ashfur! He was grieving when he thought Squirrelflight was dead, the hints you said go with it, the cat on the fifth book of broken code looks like Ashfur, and even the cats in The Darkness Within think it’s Ashfur! It just has to be Ashfur!

  • He definitely is not obsessed to the warrior code. When Lionblaze asked him to not tell the cats at the gathering about their heritage for the sake of the clan and the warrior code, Ashfur said, “Maybe I’m not as bound by the warrior code as you think…” Also, he was breaking the warrior code in Thunderclan’s camp by eating before the elders.
    But it must be Ashfur. Who else would come back to the clans for Squirrelflight? He was also really “nice” to Bristlefrost, who was sort of like him with Stemleaf and Spotfur. Darktail was like that to Violetshine. He shouldn’t really be in Starclan either:
    Shadowsight: “If you’re a spirit—like me—and you know the Clans…then you should be in StarClan. Or the Dark Forest.”
    Ashfur: “There are ways to move between those worlds, if one is clever enough.”
    But Ashfur in The Broken Code is weird, he doesn’t sound at all like the Ashfur in Power of Three.