Dovewing’s Eye Color: Inconsistency from a Story Standpoint by HollyleafTheGreat

HollyleafTheGreat shares their theory on Dovewing’s different eye colours.

Official redesigned cover art (Omen of the Stars: The Fourth Apprentice)

Dovewing’s eyes are quite the debate. Are they yellow, green or blue? We have been left to wonder until now.
This is a theory I posted long time ago, on another app, but here I can further explore this theory now that I’ve read Omen of the Stars and didn’t just hear about her eye inconsistency. Spoilers for Omen of the Stars, Power of Three, and The New Prophecy.
At the end of The New Prophecy, Cinderpelt is killed by a badger, Leafpool can’t visit her in StarClan, and we learn that she took the body of Cinderkit, a kit who was born as Cinderpelt was killed protecting Sorreltail, the kit’s mother, from badgers. Jayfeather figures it out, and Cinderheart is told and eventually everyone else in Omen of the Stars. But Cinderheart has a different personality, being similar but not the same. And we even see Cinderpelt leave Cinderheart’s body in front of Lionblaze, thanking him or something. Meaning Cinderkit had her own spirit before Cinderpelt was part of it. And that makes sense. The kit’s probably had a spirit a week or two before being born, maybe even earlier. After all, stillborn kits have gone to StarClan before. Probably even before their birth! But Cinderpelt, dying young and never getting to live the life of a warrior, was a restless spirit who took another’s body, piloting it alongside the other occupant, before she left, fulfilled. Now that I’ve used Cinderpelt/heart to show how restless spirits and reincarnation works, let’s get on with the theory:
In short, Dovewing has golden eyes. Dove’s Wing had blue eyes. Dove’s Wing was a restless spirit who needs to find a suitable body to fulfill the prophecy, so when a pale gray cat with blue eyes existed, she jumped at the opportunity. Unfortunately, she forgot that EVERY kitten is born with blue eyes, so when Dovewing’s eyes changed to yellow, Dove’s Wing couldn’t hide as easily. When Dovewing is in control, she has yellow eyes. When Dove’s Wing is in control, her eyes are blue. And when they work together, her eyes are green. I do think that Dove’s Wing left Dovewing after the prophecy was fulfilled, but because Dovewing’s eyes have been mostly green or blue, they didn’t change back to yellow. Perhaps at some point before Dove’s Wing left, Dovewing’s eye color wouldn’t change from green to yellow when it was just Dovewing making decisions. Or maybe Dove’s Wing is still there, enjoying her friends.
I know it’s actually just an inconsistency on the Author’s part, but a simple mistake is not good enough. I will always draw Dovewing with green eyes, but every mistake needs a lore-based explaination. Feel free to use this in the Warriors Movie 4 if you make one for each series.

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Lionpaw(pool)
Lionpaw(pool)
November 5, 2020 1:39 am

very eleborate

Lionpaw(pool)
Lionpaw(pool)
November 5, 2020 1:39 am

woops elaborate

Mint Leaf That Dances In The Wind (Mintpaw)
Mint Leaf That Dances In The Wind (Mintpaw)
November 5, 2020 1:46 am

omg wowowowowowowow nice article

Fallenfeather08
Fallenfeather
November 5, 2020 2:15 am

Wow never thought of this XD I will aways imagine Dovewing with green eyes (plz don’t kill me for saying that)

Mint Leaf That Dances In The Wind (Mintpaw)
Mint Leaf That Dances In The Wind (Mintpaw)
November 5, 2020 6:04 am

I can’t get over the fact that this theory is so good

Redblaze of Gallifrey (Aed)
Redblaze of Gallifrey (Aed)
November 5, 2020 8:19 am

I always thought she had green eyes

Silverfeather who is looking for a mentor
Silverfeather who is looking for a mentor
November 5, 2020 11:43 am

This is an amzing article 😃
👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

Accidentally Shattered Ice (Ttera || Shatteredmask)
Accidentally Shattered Ice (Ttera || Shatteredmask)
November 5, 2020 11:49 am

noice theory! not cool, Dove’s Wing

Cinderpaw
Cinderpaw
November 5, 2020 1:44 pm

Nice. I have my own theory though. Although it does not explain the inconstancy quite as well, it still seems very likley. In almost of the books where dovewing has her powers, her eyes are blue. After OOTS though, they turned green. My theory is that Dovewing’s eyes turn blue when she is using her powers, and when she isnt, they are green. This does not explain the inconstancy with the gold eyes though.

Turtle defends Needletail|Turtlepaw/dapple 🐢🐢🐢
Turtle defends Needletail|Turtlepaw/dapple 🐢🐢🐢
November 5, 2020 2:11 pm

This theory actually really makes sense! 😁 I personally think Dovewing’s eyes are green, simply because she seems like she’d have green eyes to me. 💚
Turtle Tail will always be the queen to me <3

♥️Dancing in the Rain/Raindance (Rainyyy)♥️
♥️Dancing in the Rain/Raindance (Rainyyy)♥️
November 5, 2020 2:43 pm

this theory is reallyyyy goood. I always thought of Dovewing with green eyes, but this article is fantastic!!

Star Covered by Wintery Mist aka Starpaw
Star Covered by Wintery Mist aka Starpaw
November 5, 2020 4:34 pm

I never noticed her different eyes colours, I always thought she had green eyes.

moonbright
moonbright
November 5, 2020 5:24 pm

welp…
I thought she had contact lenses…

I really miss Leafpool tho

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