Sandpaw takes a look at Feathertail.
Introduction/About the Series
Sandpaw here with my third article. Today, I will continue a new series of articles where I will be writing about characters with a lot of detail. I will talk about kin, ships, backstory, and more.
A brief word about this series:
I will talk about the facts, but in certain sections I will talk about opinions as well. I will leave the next character that I talk about for you to choose, and it can be anybody you want, as long as they are canon and make their FIRST appearance before or during OotS.
Kithood (The Prophecies Begin)
Featherkit and Stormkit were born to Silverstream, who died in her kitting. They were taken to ThunderClan to be with their father, Graystripe. Then, they were taken to RiverClan along with Graystripe. Graystripe later moved back, but I will write about that some other time. As a result, Stormkit and Featherkit became very close, and this lasted even after Feathertail’s death.
Apprenticeship (The Prophecies Begin)
Featherpaw and Stormpaw had a tumultuous apprenticeship. During that time, RiverClan was part of TigerClan, which was a bad place for half-Clan cats. Feathertail was mentored by Mistyfoot, and then, after Stonefur was killed, Featherpaw, Stormpaw, and Mistyfoot fled to ThunderClan. In the BloodClan battle, Featherpaw, along with other apprentices, killed Bone.
Warrior (The New Prophecy)
In Midnight, Feathertail is one of the four chosen cats, along with Crowpaw, Brambleclaw and Tawnypelt. Stormfur comes along with her out of worry and because he didn’t want to be so far away from his sister. During the journey, Feathertail and Crowpaw begin to develop feelings for each other. On the way back, the travelers meet the Tribe of Rushing water, who are terrorized by the mountain lion Sharpclaw. They have received a prophecy that “A silver cat will save the tribe”. The Tribe believes Stormfur to be the chosen cat, but during the final confrontation, Feathertail kills Sharpclaw, sacrificing herself in the process. The other cats are devastated, especially Stormfur and Crowpaw, who later requests to be named after her.
Feathertail was a part of both StarClan and the Tribe of Endless Hunting, as she was a Clan cat who gave her life to the Tribe. She helps train Willowpaw due to Mothwing’s lack of belief in StarClan and appears in the dreams of many cats, such as after Leafpool’s kitting.
Feathertail’s parents were Graystripe and Silverstream (the latter of whom she never met) and her brother is Stormfur. Interestingly, her mentor, Mistyfoot, is also her kin. Silverstream’s father was Crookedstar, whose brother was Oakheart, the father if Mistyfoot and Stonefur
Personally, I ship Crowfeather with Feathertail, because if Leafpool had gone instead of Feathertail, would he be Crowleaf? Probably not.
I personally DO NOT think Feathertail is a Mary Sue because she was an outsider in her own Clan. I think she was a good cat, with a sad death that came far too soon.
Remember, I am counting on YOU to choose who I do next! Give feedback and see you for my next article about Hollyleaf! Even though I know what I will do next, what about after that? You decide!