A Starless Clan Main Characters by Tigerdawn

Official art by Wayne McLoughlin

Tigerdawn theorizes as to what the characters in a Starless Clan will be like

Hello, greetings, bonjour! Today I am giving my opinions on the new main characters of a Starless Clan. At the time I’m writing this, keep in mind that the frist book, River, is not yet out. I have no idea how any of these characters actually are. So, if you hate Flamepaw and I’m raving about how great he is don’t judge just yet.

Anyways, let’s start with Frostpaw! So far we know she is a gray she-cat with either blue or green eyes. She is the youngest main character, and the only medicine cat. The book says she is looking towards the horizon, eagerly awaiting the day she can help her clan which is going to come sooner than she antisipated. That was the most information they gave us about any of the characters, so I imagine they know where they’re going with her story more than the others. It’s more of the same (except that she’s Riverclan), so I’m not really that excited. And I swear if she and Flamepaw are a thing-

Next up, Sunbeam! She is written as a brown splotched tabby. Sunbeam is a younger sibling of Needtletail, which is something to think about. She is the oldest out of the main characters, too. She is also the first the first Shadowclan protagonist (I don’t count Violetshine because she wasn’t happy in Shadowclan, and she was at first in Thunderclan and ended up in Skyclan). Sunbeam is written as “having doubts”. Not very detailed. But, we can assume her doubts are centered around the new code changes. It’s nice to see a character who isn’t totally okay with breaking the code through and through, even if it is flawed. I really hope she ends up in a position of power, since it’s been forever since warriors had a change in deputy or leader!

Finally, we have Flamepaw! Flamepaw is meant to be a pure black tom from Thunderclan. He is struggleing under the weight of his great grandfather, Firestar. I’m suprised they decided to add with now, when Flamepaw never knew Firestar. Still a good plot point, though. I don’t have that much to say about him.

Thanks for reading! Who are you most excited about? Personally, I’m eager to see where Sunbeam’s story goes. :3

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  • Cool article! Im most exited abt Sunbeam Because of her ShadowClan heritage.

  • Rustkit/spark the Mapleshade lover❤️‍🔥🍁🕶💖 (tribe name: Rust that makes Sparks on Stone) who is weirdly proud of her terrible copy of her Purrsona. says:

    Nice article! Though, at the time of me reading this, River has been released.


    I’m definitely excited for Frostpaw and how she deals with her mother’s death, among other issues with y’know, handling an entire Clan as an apprentice? Though, she does have help, so it’s lessened a bit.

    Another thing I noticed was the fact that each of the protagonists have a metaphorical “shadow” over them, a legacy.

    So far, the only one explored in greater detail is Nightheart’s struggle as one of Firestar’s descendants.

    Sunbeam has, in a more morally grey sense, Needletail, either portrayed as brave, sacrificial, and simply “mistaken”, while others would refer to her as an irredeemable traitor.

    Frostpaw has Willowshine, whom she is shown to look up to and, to some extent, idolize; she repeatedly exaggerates Willowshine’s good attributes to the point where it could almost be seen as attraction.