Thrushpelt: the Cat of December! by Streampaw

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Streampaw analyses Thrushpelt!

Thrushpelt: Cat of the Month by Streampaw.

Hi, I’m Streampaw, and today I’m going to be analyzing a ThunderClan cat, Thrushpelt! Fellow BlogClanners voted for the Cat of the Month, so thank you to those participants in my poll. Your votes have really helped me, and without you, I would not be able to create this article! Thank you, everyone! I don’t have enough time/room to write down all my helpers and voters, but know that you have my gratitude.
In case you were wondering, the rules were:

1. Has to be ThunderClan: I’m doing these by Clan, and first up is ThunderClan.
2. Cannot be a medicine cat: I already made an article all about this, so no. Maybe later, though.
3. Timeline: The character you submit MUST be from the time from Bluestar’s Prophecy to the end of the Darkest Hour.
4. No Firestar and Graystripe – we know them well enough!

Anyways, if I say anything rude or offensive, I’m sorry, and I don’t mean it. Note that this article isn’t a defense or an attack, just an analysis/observation paragraph. Please reply in the comments with YOUR opinion about these chosen cats! You can also vote for the next Cats of the Month (see rules below)

Rules for Voting for the Next CotMs

Has to be RiverClan (again, doing these by Clan, and RiverClan is second)
The timeline is extended (from Crookedstar’s Promise to Sunset)
And… that’s it! You are allowed to do medicine cats, any cat that meets the guidelines!

Enjoy!

Thrushpelt:

Kin: Rainfur (mother), Windflight (father), Tawnyspots (brother), Dappletail (sister), Rosetail, Sweetpaw, Thistleclaw (half-siblings), One-eye and Speckeltail (adoptive sisters), Stonefur, Mistystar, Mosskit (adopted kits), Squirrelwhisker (grandmother), Eaglestorm (grandfather), Featherkit and Cricketkit (nieces/nephews), Sootfur, Rainwhisker, Ashfur, Elderkit, and Tulipkit (grand half-nephews), Sorreltail and Ferncloud (grand half-nieces), Hollykit, Larchkit, Honeyfern, Poppyfrost, Cinderheart, Icecloud, Lilyheart, and Seedpaw (great grand half-nieces), Spiderleg, Birchfall, Shrewpaw, Molepaw, Foxleap (great grand half-nephews), and more.

Education: His mentor was unknown, and his apprentice was Spottedleaf until she became a medicine apprentice. He temporarily mentored Goldenflower (coincidence that I’m also doing her!)

Personality: Thrushpelt was a kind, warm tom. He was determined (why he kept pushing even when Bluestar said she wasn’t interested), and is a paternal figure, even though Bluestar’s kits weren’t his own.

Relationships: Through the books, he seems to be friendly and helpful to his siblings, Tawnyspots and Dappletail, though not as close as Stormfur and Feathertail, Crookedstar and Oakheart, the Three, and Leafpool and Squirrelflight, as all these duos/trios had a very tight bond. We don’t see much of his relationship with his parents but can assume that they were good to him. Actually, the only relationship we actually see is BlueXThrush. This was a one-way ship since Bluefur/star had no interest, and Thrushpelt deeply loved her. They were great friends, however, and unlike Mapleshade and Ashfur, Thrushpelt was accepting that Bluefur loved another cat. He was a caring father to Mosskit, Mistykit, and Stonekit, even though they weren’t his own kits. What I love about this is that these two don’t need to tell each other everything; their trust is so tight that things can remain unsaid.

History: Thrushpelt was born to Windflight and Rainfur right before the Great Hunger of ThunderClan. Seasons later, he was made a warrior by Pinestar, prior to Bluestar and Snowfur’s birth. As Bluepaw became a warrior, he grew closer to her and told her about his affection. Misfortunately for him, she did not reciprocate his feelings, but when she and Oakheart’s kits were born, he took the role of their father and continued to be a great warrior until his death.

Best Quote: My personal favorite is: “I’m not going to ask who the father is. I’m sure there’s a reason why you’ve kept this secret.”
– THRUSHPELT TO BLUESTAR
BLUESTAR’S PROPHECY

I love this quote because it proves their strong friendship, even if it didn’t turn out to be a romance.

My Opinion: Thrushpelt is an honorable character, not just because of his forgiveness/acceptance, but because of the way he deals with things, the way he helps other cats selflessly, the way he is optimistic yet realistic. He is definitely on my list of top 30 cats. I do wish BluestarXThrushpelt had happened, but all the same, I ship OakXBlue as well. If only Ashfur and Mapleshade had been more kind and considerate of others, then they might have ended as well as Thrushpelt.

And… that’s it! Please comment your opinion about Thrushpelt, whether you ship BlueXOak or BlueXThrush more, and your vote for next time! The actual result was a tie between Goldenflower and Thrush here, so I will also be doing a Goldenflower article. I hope you liked it!

-Streampaw, 11/2/21

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21 comments

  • Yaaaay Thrushpelt! 😀 Thrushpelt’s awesome, I think you did a really good job of analyzing his personality! :]

  • Wow! Awesome article!
    If I may, I would suggest Oakheart or Brambleberry from RiverClan.
    (or Hawkfrost.)
    I think that this article is really interesting! Nice job! 🙂

  • YES GO THRUSHPELT!!!!!!!!! I ship BlueXThrush more than BlueXOak. I really enjoyed this article! You did a lot of research for this, and it was really fun to read!

  • You should do Brambleberry from RC, I don’t know much about her and I think she’s really cool. Also ᗷᒪᑘᘿ᙭ᖶᕼᖇᑘSᕼ 4[̲̅e][̲̅v][̲̅a][̲̅αҽʋαα. Aɠαιɳ, ყσυ ʂԋσυʅԃ ԃσ BɾαɱႦʅҽႦҽɾɾყ

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