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"Your luck is going to run out if you go on tempting fate like this."
This article contains major spoilers for the recently released, The Place of No Stars. This also includes the reveal of the identity of the impostor. Please proceed at your own discretion.
"I'm talking about the safety of all the Clans. We should be making sure that the other Clans have been testing the cats who fought on the behalf of the Dark Forest. As long as there are doubts about those cats' loyalties, the forest might never be peaceful. […] Yes, we have asked stern questions of our warriors, but how do we know that the Dark Forest warriors in other Clans can really be trusted? If they can't, they should be driven out."
— Berrynose on the former Dark Forest trainees in Crowfeather's Trial, page 83-84



Berrynose is a cream-colored tom with a stump for a tail.[17]

Berrynose was a ThunderClan deputy under the impostor's leadership in the lake territories. He was born as Berry to Daisy and Smoky alongside his littermates, Hazel and Mouse. Not wanting her kits taken away by Nofurs, Daisy took Berry and his littermates to ThunderClan, where he was renamed Berrykit. Afterwards, he got his tail stuck in a fox trap, but got his tail amputated, leaving him with a stumpy tail. As promised by Firestar, Berrypaw was apprenticed to Brambleclaw after he became deputy. Berrypaw was arrogant and had a know-it-all attitude, which annoyed several of his Clanmates.

After becoming a warrior, Berrynose grew close to Honeyfern, and was devastated when she died. He fell in love with her sister, Poppyfrost, and became her mate, having two kits Molekit and Cherrykit, being fiercely protective of his family. During his moons as a warrior, he had matured and became more serious, but still held his attitude. Despite not having an apprentice, Berrynose was chosen as deputy under Bramblestar's impostor, and enjoyed bossing his Clanmates around. However, after a failed attempt on the impostor's life, Berrynose was exiled when he wasn't fast enough for his leader, and joined the rebels as their prisoner. During a battle against the Clans, Berrynose was killed by Tawnypelt, and became a ghost, unable to find StarClan. Ashfur then controlled his spirit and trapped Berrynose and the other Clan spirits in the Dark Forest.

History

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The New Prophecy

"I'm just like a warrior now! […] Every warrior has wounds. It shows how brave they are."
―Berrykit to Daisy about his tail Sunset, page 169
Berry is born to Daisy and Smoky alongside his siblings, Hazel and Mouse. The three kits are brought to ThunderClan from the Horseplace by their mother, who does not want the Twolegs to take them away. Firestar allows them to stay, and Berry is renamed to Berrykit. Unbeknownst to the Clan, he later slips out of camp to hunt; however, his plan ends sourly, as instead of catching prey, he gets his tail caught in a fox trap. After being freed by a patrol, Berrykit's tail is damaged beyond repair, and he loses half; he is proud of this, believing it to be a real warrior injury. Paranoid after the recent badger attack, Daisy returns to the Horseplace without a word to ThunderClan, much to the displeasure of her kits, who are fond of Clan life. Brambleclaw and Cloudtail find them, and Daisy decides to go back. Her kits are thrilled to return to ThunderClan. When Brambleclaw is made deputy without having an apprentice, Firestar promises Berrykit to him when the latter reaches six moons old.

Power of Three

"We would have had wonderful kits together. Just as strong and beautiful as you."
―Berrynose to Honeyfern as she dies Sunrise, page 214
Along with his siblings, Berrypaw is now an apprentice, his mentor being Brambleclaw, ThunderClan's deputy. He is shown to be argumentative, eager to compete and fight. During his warrior assessment, he stalks a thrush, which Jaypaw accidentally scares away, and Berrypaw has a difficult time forgiving him. He wonders what his warrior name will be and is horrified that Firestar may give him the name Berrystumpytail, based on his injury. Brightheart reassures him, and he, Hazelpaw, and Mousepaw have their ceremony. Much to his relief, he is given the name Berrynose. Berrynose becomes prideful and bossy, ordering the apprentices around, and believes it's all right, now that he's a warrior, despite the fact he was sharing a den with them only a short time ago. Honeypaw admires the tom, but he continues to ignore her. After crossing the border with ShadowClan, Berrynose and Birchfall are punished to take up apprentice duties. Berrynose finally notices Honeyfern, and the two become close. They talk about kits and are hopeful for their future together. Their dreams are shattered when Honeyfern is bitten by a adder, after saving Briarkit. He comforts her as she dies, and he hopes they will meet again in StarClan. He later shows affection for Honeyfern's sister, Poppyfrost.

Omen of the Stars

"Our kits are going to be the best in the Clan!"
―Berrynose to Poppyfrost after their kits are born The Fourth Apprentice, page 300
Berrynose proudly announces that Poppyfrost is expecting his kits and wants her to move into the nursery immediately. He goes on a patrol to fetch water at the lake and gets trapped in the mud with Spiderleg, but the two toms are freed by Thornclaw. When Poppyfrost journeys to Moonpool, worried that Berrynose does not love her, Honeyfern appears to Jayfeather, who has followed Poppyfrost. Her sister states to Jayfeather that Berrynose does love Poppyfrost; he's just afraid that he could lose her, like he lost Honeyfern. After Poppyfrost returns from her short disappearance from camp, Berrynose gently scolds her and rushes her back to the nursery. Berrynose is proud after Poppyfrost gives birth to two kits, a son and a daughter, who they name Molekit and Cherrykit. He takes good care of Poppyfrost and often spends time with his kits. During the Great Battle, he is sent to help fight for WindClan.

A Vision of Shadows

Lionblaze: "They drove us off."
Berrynose: "Because we were way outnumbered. But we did give them something to remember us by."
—Berrynose and Lionblaze after their skirmish with rogues Shattered Sky, page 142
Berrynose is part of the patrol sent out to search for Alderpaw, after he was separated from the rest of the cats on his quest, and when he returns to camp, Berrynose is one of the cats to praise the apprentice. After WindClan fights rogues and Furzepelt is killed, Berrynose is sent with Blossomfall and Snowbush to escort Onestar and his cats back to their home. Berrynose is one of the cats to protest against finding SkyClan, then he later gets into an argument with Tigerheart. Purdy comes to break them up, but collapses, and Berrynose rushes to the medicine den to get Jayfeather. He is later on a patrol that got attacked and outnumbered by rogues, but he says they gave them something to remember by.

The Broken Code

Bramblestar's impostor: "My life was in danger today. Some of my warriors rose to the occasion—and others didn’t. Berrynose, come here. […] You failed me today I can’t trust you any longer. From this moment you are no longer deputy of ThunderClan."
Berrynose: "But—but Bramblestar, I did my best—"
Bramblestar's impostor: "Then your best wasn’t good enough. You are no longer deputy, or a member of this Clan. Leave now."
—Bramblestar's impostor demoting and exiling Berrynose Veil of Shadows, page 198
Berrynose affirms to his brother, Mousewhisker, that ThunderClan can survive without the interference of StarClan. Berrynose later becomes one of the biggest ThunderClan supporters of Bramblestar's impostor, and when Squirrelflight is exiled, he becomes the next deputy, much to the dislike of several ThunderClan cats. After Berrynose fails to arrive with help quickly enough during an assassination attempt of the impostor, Berrynose is exiled, and Bristlefrost succeeds him as deputy. A despondent Berrynose becomes a loner once more, until he is given refuge within the rebel group, though Berrynose is unsure of what side he is on. However, during the battle, Berrynose tries to look for the impostor, but he is faced by Tawnypelt, whom he attacks, but in the end, he is killed by the ShadowClan she-cat. Berrynose becomes a ghost, unable to find StarClan.

Super Editions

This section summarizes Berrynose's significant Super Editions appearances. If you're looking for a full list, find one here!

"We need to think about replacing fallen warriors. If we don’t, we’ll be weaker than the other Clans. We've just heard that kits are due in WindClan. We need to heal from the wounds of the Great Battle and make ourselves strong [again], but how can we do that if we have fewer cats than the other Clans?"
―Berrynose to Bramblestar Bramblestar's Storm, page 16
In Bramblestar's Storm, Berrynose is on dawn patrol with Bramblestar, Spiderleg, Rosepetal, Millie, and Amberpaw. Amberpaw falls into the stream and causes a skirmish with WindClan, and afterwards, Berrynose expresses concern for Rosepetal, believing after they lost so many she-cats that season, and they might be weaker than the other Clans. Bramblestar thinks Berrynose may finally be growing up. Later, he goes on a patrol with Bramblestar and Poppyfrost, where they find a WindClan patrol on their territory. Poppyfrost and Leaftail fight, and Berrynose tries to help her, but Bramblestar stops him, not wanting a war. Berrynose later gets sick, but soon recovers. He fights against the badgers with the help of his Clanmates and ShadowClan.
"Oh, you'd like to pass the blame on elsewhere? The difference is, Breezepelt, that even after you found out what the Dark Forest was up to, you stayed with them. You were prepared to kill Lionblaze—prepared to kill your own kin! How can we just accept your word if you tell us that you'd never hurt Nightcloud?"
―Berrynose laying down facts to Breezepelt Crowfeather's Trial, pages 140-141
In Crowfeather's Trial, Crowfeather and Breezepelt are saved by Berrynose, Cinderheart, Spiderleg, and Rosepetal while the other two toms are cornered by stoats. He accuses them of trespessing, wanting to take them back to camp, but Cinderheart convinces him not to take them to Bramblestar, and he reluctantly agrees. At a Gathering, Berrynose agrees with Spiderleg when the latter accuses the Dark Forest cats of betrayal, and suggests that Breezepelt going into the tunnels himself, fighting the stoats one-on-one, and to prove his loyalty. He meets Crowfeather at the border when the WindClan warrior wants to speak with Leafpool, much to Berrynose's annoyance. Instead of getting Leafpool, he and Thornclaw grab Jayfeather for Crowfeather.

Novellas

This section summarizes Berrynose's significant Novellas appearances. If you're looking for a full list, find one here!

"Brackenfur! Watch this fighting move that Thornclaw taught me! […] I don't need to wait another moon before I become an apprentice. I can defend my Clan now!"
―Berrykit boasting to Brackenfur Leafpool's Wish, page chapter 2
In Leafpool's Wish, Berrykit tells Brackenfur to watch a fighting move Thornclaw taught him and claims he doesn't need to wait to become an apprentice. He attempts to pounce on an ant, but misses. Brackenfur tells him that he's almost ready, and he just needs some more practice. Daisy then sends him and Hazelkit back to the nursery. He later limps to the medicine den with Hazelkit, a thistle barely the size of a mouse whisker in his paw. He worries that he will never be able to hunt, but he is treated by Brightheart and, thankfully, makes a full recovery.
"Are we really supposed to forgive and forget? If they hadn't given away all our secrets, the Dark Forest might never have attacked!"
―Berrynose’s opinion on the former Dark Forest trainees Dovewing's Silence, page chapter 5
In Dovewing's Silence, after the vigil for their fallen Clanmates, Berrynose helps carry Sorreltail for her burial. He is hostile towards the cats who trained in the Dark Forest and is reluctant to forgive them, even after they swear an oath of loyalty. When the former trainees kill a fox, Berrynose appears uncomfortable, and he eventually forgives his Clanmates.

Detailed description

Berrynose is a long-furred[18] and sturdy,[19] cream-colored tom[4] with a thick,[20] short[21] stump for a tail.[22] He has a wide head,[23] broad shoulders,[24] and a shredded ear-tip.[25]

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Ceremonies

Berrynose's warrior ceremony
Firestar: I, Firestar, leader of ThunderClan, call upon my warrior ancestors to look down on these three apprentices. They have trained hard to understand the ways of your noble code, and I commend them to you as warriors in their turn. Berrypaw, Hazelpaw, Mousepaw, do you promise to uphold the warrior code and to protect and defend this Clan, even at the cost of your lives?
Berrypaw, Hazelpaw, and Mousepaw: I do!
Firestar: Then by the powers of StarClan, I give you your warrior names. Berrypaw, from this moment you will be known as Berrynose. StarClan honors your bravery and your enthusiasm, and we welcome you as a full warrior of ThunderClan.
Everyone: Mousewhisker! Hazeltail! Berrynose!
Reference: Outcast, pages 19-20

Personality and Relationships

Berrynose is arrogant, egotistical and argumentative; however, he shows a soft side to his family. He is protective and caring of his mate, and he shows great pride in his children. For more of Berrynose's personality and relationships, click here!

Family

Berrynose's parents are Daisy and Smoky, and his siblings are Hazeltail and Mousewhisker, while his half-siblings are Rosepetal and Toadstep. His mate is Poppyfrost, and Cherryfall and Molewhisker are their children. For more of Berrynose's family, click here!

Appearances


Trivia

Interesting facts

  • He is the second cat to have his tail amputated, falling behind Halftail.[26]
  • Berrynose was made deputy despite never having an apprentice.[13]

Mistakes

  • Berrynose has been mistakenly described as gray-and-white like his brother, father, and sister.[27]
  • He has been described with a full length tail on multiple occasions.[28][29][30][3]

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Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Revealed in The Place of No Stars, page 181
  2. Revealed in Twilight, page 135
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Revealed in Veil of Shadows, page 208
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Revealed in The Sight, allegiances
  5. Revealed in Veil of Shadows, page 207
  6. 6.0 6.1 Revealed in Veil of Shadows, page 281
  7. 7.0 7.1 Revealed in Twilight, page 146
  8. Revealed in Veil of Shadows, page 272
  9. Revealed in Veil of Shadows, pages 265-266
  10. Revealed in The Sight, page 8
  11. Revealed in Outcast, page 20
  12. Revealed in Lost Stars, page 200
  13. 13.0 13.1 Revealed in The Silent Thaw, page 312
  14. Revealed in Veil of Shadows, page 265
  15. Revealed in The Last Hope, page 328
  16. Revealed in Veil of Shadows, page 199
  17. Revealed in Veil of Shadows, allegiances
  18. Revealed in Lost Stars, chapter 11
  19. Revealed in Sunset, page 89
  20. Revealed in Dark River, page 14
  21. Revealed in Outcast, page 18
  22. Revealed in Sunset, page 169
  23. Revealed in The Last Hope, page 56
  24. Revealed in The Sight, page 198
  25. Revealed in Eclipse, page 216
  26. Revealed in Into the Wild, allegiances
  27. Revealed in Dark River, page 240
  28. Revealed in Dark River, page 136
  29. Revealed in The Forgotten Warrior, page 11
  30. Revealed in The Forgotten Warrior, page 49
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