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"You have suffered much and lost much, and yet you still serve your Clanmates, putting their needs before yours, willing to sacrifice all for the sake of your Clan."
Sunstar telling Bluefur why he chose her to be his deputy in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 496

Bluestar is a pale blue-gray she-cat[17] with blue eyes.[18]

Bluestar is a former leader of ThunderClan. She is born as Bluekit to Moonflower and Stormtail of ThunderClan, along with her sister Snowkit. She becomes an apprentice as Bluepaw mentored by Stonepelt. In Bluepaw's first battle, Moonflower is killed by the WindClan medicine cat Hawkheart and falls into a depressed state. She is assigned a new mentor, Sunfall, and is later given her warrior name Bluefur. Bluefur falls in love with Oakheart, a RiverClan warrior. She meets with him in secret, and later finds out that she's expecting kits. Thrushpelt covers for her when Mistykit, Stonekit, and Mosskit are born. She eventually gives up her kits to their father in RiverClan to prevent Thistleclaw from becoming deputy.

She becomes leader as Bluestar and appoints Redtail as her deputy. Spottedleaf reveals a prophecy causing her to invite young kittypet named Rusty to join her Clan. Fireheart grows very close to Bluestar, and after Tigerclaw tries to murder Bluestar, she is shaken to her roots, and becomes paranoid and distrusting of every cat. When Tigerstar tries to lead a pack of dogs to destroy ThunderClan, Bluestar saves Fireheart from the pack leader and sends herself and the dog plummeting over the edge of the gorge. She is rescued by her kits, Mistyfoot and Stonefur, and Fireheart. She dies and Oakheart comes to take her to StarClan, where they reunite again as mates. She continues to watch over her beloved Clan and oversees many prophecies.

History

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The Prophecies Begin

"But Fireheart was not sure he understood at all. His mind was whirling. On one paw he could picture the young warrior. Bluefur; fiercely ambitious, determined to do what was best for her Clan, even if it meant unimaginable sacrifices. On the other, he saw a mother grieving for the kits she had abandoned so long ago. And what was probably more real to him than either; the gifted leader who had done what she felt was best and borne the pain of it alone."
—Fireheart's thoughts about Bluestar Forest of Secrets, page 235
Bluestar is the leader of ThunderClan. After a lost battle at Sunningrocks, Bluestar admits her worries to Spottedleaf. The medicine cat receives a prophecy foretelling fire saving the Clan, though both are uncertain about its meaning. She invites Rusty, a kittypet with promise, to join ThunderClan. He accepts and she renames him Firepaw and later decides to mentor him. After hearing of Redtail's death, she names Lionheart his replacement. While journeying back from the Moonstone, the group is attacked by rats and Bluestar loses her seventh life, though she lied and said it was her fifth life. While they were gone, ShadowClan attacked and Lionheart was slain. Bluestar reluctantly names Tigerclaw her deputy.
She sends Fireheart and Graystripe to find WindClan and bring them back to their territory, and later loses her eighth life to greencough. Fireheart discovers her kits are Mistyfoot and Stonefur of RiverClan, and Bluestar admits she gave her kits up to become leader. When Brokenstar and his band of rogues attack ThunderClan, Brokenstar is blinded and taken prisoner. The other Clans declare war for this, and Bluestar is accused of putting her Clan in danger. Tigerclaw attempts to kill her, but Fireheart saves his leader's life. Tigerclaw is exiled and Bluestar names Fireheart deputy after moonhigh, breaking the warrior code.
In light of Tigerclaw's betrayal, Bluestar's grief blinds her judgment and she begins to distrust her Clanmates. After a fire destroys ThunderClan's territory, Bluestar adamantly insists StarClan has betrayed them. She believes WindClan has been stealing prey and prepares to launch an attack, but Fireheart manages to arrange a peace meeting behind Bluestar's back. Bluestar is attacked by her kits when RiverClan invades Sunningrocks but Fireheart stops them by revealing Bluestar as their biological mother. During ThunderClan's attempts to lead the dogs to the gorge, Fireheart is captured by the lead dog and Bluestar sacrifices herself to save him. He, Mistyfoot, and Stonefur save her from the river and Bluestar passes away, finally at peace with her demons.
In StarClan, Bluestar gives Firestar his final life of nobility, certainty, and faith. She also warns him of blood ruling the forest. After Firestar loses his first life during the battle against BloodClan, Bluestar comforts Firestar and explains StarClan will always fight alongside him.

The New Prophecy

"But remember, not even StarClan can turn aside the paws of destiny, however much we might want to."
—Bluestar comforting Cinderpelt Twilight, page 2
Bluestar chooses Brambleclaw as the representative from ThunderClan to go on the journey to the sun-drown-place, and appears to him in a dream. In the skies over the lake territory, she thanks Midnight for her part in guiding the Clans there. She appears to Cinderpelt in a dream at the Moonpool to tell the medicine cat that she will soon be joining them in StarClan. Sympathetic, Bluestar tells her that she will not face her death alone. In Leafpool's dream after she returns to ThunderClan, Bluestar informs Leafpool that she will walk a path few have walked before, and will be with her every step of the way.

Power of Three

Bluestar: "If I stay, we will argue."
Yellowfang: "So you still think we should keep the secret from them?"
Bluestar: "I understand your fears, Yellowfang. But for now this secret is safest kept with us."
Yellowfang: "Nothing but stubbornness."
—Bluestar and Yellowfang about the Three Eclipse, page 5
Leafpool meets Bluestar at the Moonpool and informs StarClan Graystripe had returned, bringing Brambleclaw's position of deputy into question. While pleased Graystripe was safe, Bluestar affirms that Firestar should listen to his head and not his heart, and asks Leafpool to pass the message to her father. Later, she stubbornly insists to Yellowfang and Spottedleaf that they should keep the truth a secret from Lionpaw, Hollypaw, and Jaypaw. Yellowfang later attacks Bluestar for keeping it a secret for too long, but Bluestar insists she believe Brambleclaw and Squirrelflight were good parents to the Three.

Omen of the Stars

"And I will die a tenth time to defend ThunderClan!"
—Bluestar vowing to fight the Dark Forest The Last Hope, page 4
Bluestar meets with other StarClan cats about the third cat in the prophecy after what happened with Hollyleaf. Yellowfang wants to send an omen to the third, firmly believing they have the right three. Bluestar disagrees, insisting the third cat is already powerful, but is outvoted. When Jayfeather tries to speak to Ashfur in StarClan, Bluestar stops him and reaffirms Ashfur's place in StarClan.
She later meets with several Tribe of Endless Hunting cats to prepare for the final fight against the Dark Forest. After StarClan is united by the medicine cats, Bluestar participates in the Great Battle. Firestar is killed, and Bluestar welcomes Brambleclaw as the new leader of ThunderClan.

A Vision of Shadows

"We can't warn them more than we have. How many times have we told them that they must face the future together?"
—Bluestar to Firestar about the Clans The Raging Storm, page 4
At a meeting of former leaders, Bluestar gently encourages Firestar to speak his mind but Crookedstar cautions her against that. Rowanclaw joins them, and Bluestar questions if his son, Tigerstar, would challenge SkyClan's place at the lake. She warns about the downfall of one Clan is the destruction of all, including StarClan and their existence, and dryly wonders how many times the Clans need to be told that peace is the answer.

Super Editions

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

"You are fire, Bluepaw, and you will blaze through the forest. But beware! Even the most powerful flames can be destroyed by water."
—Goosefeather to Bluepaw foreseeing her destiny Bluestar's Prophecy, page 209
In Bluestar's Prophecy, Bluekit is born to Moonflower and Stormtail alongside her sister Snowkit. She soon becomes an apprentice called Bluepaw with Stonepelt as her mentor. She struggles to focus with her training after her mother is killed in battle, and Sunfall, her new mentor, reminds her of her duty to the Clan. Bluepaw also befriends Crookedpaw, but soon learns that friendship cannot last with other Clan cats after she and Snowpaw beat him at Sunningrocks.
Goosefeather gives her a prophecy foretelling Bluepaw's rise and downfall by water. Soon after she earns her warrior name of Bluefur, and meets Oakheart, a RiverClan warrior, and they start to fall for each other. Snowfur gives birth to Thistleclaw's son, Whitekit, and after learning Bluefur loves Oakheart, dies on the Thunderpath. Bluefur resolves to look after Whitekit despite Thistleclaw's objections and threats. She doubts him even more after he goads his apprentice Tigerpaw to attack a defenceless kittypet kit.
Bluefur gains an apprentice, Frostpaw, and eventually agrees to meet Oakheart at Fourtrees. She learns soon enough that she is pregnant, and Thrushpelt generously offers to let the Clan think he is the father. Bluefur gives birth to three kits, Mistykit, Stonekit, and Mosskit, and after seeing a vision of Thistleclaw drenched in blood, she decides to give up her kits to RiverClan. Mosskit dies, but Bluefur is chosen as the new ThunderClan deputy and later becomes leader. Many moons later, Bluestar is troubled by ThunderClan's hardships, and Spottedleaf receives a prophecy from StarClan. After seeing a flame-colored kittypet, she invites him to join ThunderClan and gives him the name Firepaw.
In Crookedstar's Promise, Bluepaw meets Crookedpaw at a Gathering and the two joke around and share their dreams about becoming leaders of their Clans. They soon end up in battle at Sunningrocks, and with the help of Snowpaw, she beats him. At a later Gathering, they meet again as warriors; Bluepaw is now Bluefur, and Crookedpaw is now Crookedjaw. During a later visit to RiverClan, she meets Crookedjaw again, who is now deputy, as part of a patrol to take back Sunningrocks without a fight. After they leave, Ottersplash asks Crookedjaw if Oakheart had seemed rather friendly with Bluefur as she had seen Oakheart talking to the ThunderClan warrior on their way back. When his brother brings Mistykit and Stonekit to RiverClan's camp, Crookedstar asks Oakheart if they're his and Bluefur's. Oakheart explains that she'd given them up so she could be ThunderClan's deputy instead of Thistleclaw.

Novellas

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

"She could think of only one reason: so that Bluefur could leave the nursery and take over as Clan deputy instead of Thistleclaw. This was a measure of how much she loved her Clanmates, and how much she feared Thistleclaw, even without seeing him in the Dark Forest."
—Spottedpaw's thoughts when Bluefur gives up her kits Spottedleaf's Heart, page chapter 10
In Spottedleaf's Heart, she and Thistleclaw bicker about Whitepaw wasting feathers and Tigerpaw learning battle moves too advanced for his age. Spottedpaw witnesses Thistleclaw order Tigerpaw to attack a tiny kit trespassing, but Bluefur objects to the kit as a reasonable threat. Bluefur agrees with Stormtail that her father was feeling well to go on a patrol despite Spottedpaw's claims. When her father becomes suddenly ill, Bluefur cares for him and thanks Spottedpaw for saving him. Spottedpaw, now a medicine cat apprentice, assists Bluefur with the birth of her kits, and suspects that Thrushpelt was not their father. She tries to convince Bluefur not to lose hope when Thistleclaw is suspected of becoming the next deputy. She watches Bluefur sneak her kits out of camp and trusts her to do the right thing.
In Redtail's Debt, Bluefur leads a patrol to attack RiverClan but they are attacked by a hawk while crossing the Twoleg bridge. She orders her patrol to hide, but Redpaw is caught in the open and Tigerclaw saves him. Bluefur becomes deputy and Redtail notes how solemn she's become after losing her kits. During a raid on WindClan, Bluefur is gravely injured and Redtail calls a retreat much to Tigerclaw's dismay. Moons later, Redtail becomes Bluestar's deputy, and Bluestar is hesitant to fight for Sunningrocks with few warriors available. However, Tigerclaw convinces her to send a small patrol to mark the border.

Detailed description

Bluestar is a large,[19] lithe,[20] pale blue-gray she-cat[15] with luminous,[1] ice[21]-blue eyes.[18] She has thick,[22] long,[23] soft[24] fur and a broad face,[25] head,[26] and shoulders,[27] with a scar that parts the fur across them,[19] and a torn ear.[28] She has a silver-tinted muzzle[2] and a long, sleek[29] tail.[12]

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Ceremonies

Bluepaw's apprentice ceremony
Pinestar: Bluekit and Snowkit. You have been with us for six moons. Today you will start your training. Your father has been loyal to ThunderClan and is a brave warrior. May you tread in his pawsteps.
Pinestar: Bluekit, until you earn your warrior name, you will be Bluepaw. Your mentor will be Stonepelt.
Everyone: Bluepaw! Bluepaw!
Reference: Bluestar's Prophecy, pages 60-62


Bluefur's warrior ceremony
Pinestar: Bluepaw, from this moment you will be known as Bluefur. StarClan honors your bravery and your strength, and we welcome you as a full warrior of ThunderClan. Serve your Clan well.
Everyone: Bluefur! Snowfur! Bluefur! Snowfur!
Reference: Bluestar's Prophecy, page 215


Bluefur's deputy ceremony
Sunstar: Bluefur, you will be the ThunderClan deputy from this day forward. May StarClan grant you the courage to help your Clan face whatever lies in its path. And when the time comes for you to take my place, I pray you will shine at the head of our Clan.
Everyone: Bluefur! Bluefur!
Reference: Bluestar's Prophecy, page 494


Bluestar's leader ceremony
StarClan: Welcome, Bluefur.
Pinestar: With this life I give you compassion. Judge as much with your heart as your mind.
Mumblefoot: With this life I give you endurance. Use it to keep going, even though you feel as though all hope and strength have left you.
Endure it. Have faith in your own strength.
Larksong: With this life I give you humor. Use it to lighten the burdens of your Clan and to lift the spirits of your Clanmates when despair threatens. You will know when to use humor to help you.
Sweetpaw: With this life I give you hope. Even on the darkest night, it will be there, waiting for you.
Sunstar: With this life, I give you courage. You will know how to use it.
Goosefeather: With this life I give you patience, you will need it.
Mosskit: With this life I give you trust. Believe in your Clan and in yourself. Never doubt that you know the right path to take.
Bluestar: Mosskit. I... I'm so sorry.
Mosskit: I understand, but I miss you.
Moonflower: With this life I give you love. Cherish your Clan as you cherished your kits, for now they all are your kin.
Snowfur: You have sacrificed so much, and our Clan walks a safer path now. With this life I give you pride, so that you may know your own worth and the worth of your Clan.
Thank you for raising Whitestorm. It was easier to leave him, knowing he had you. Use all your nine lives for your Clan. We will be with you at every step. If you need us, we will come. You were chosen long ago, and StarClan has never regretted its choice.
Reference: Bluestar's Prophecy, pages 500-503

Leader info

Leader info
Nine Lives
Life Given by Gift How it was lost
Pinestar
Mumblefoot
Larksong
Sweetpaw
Sunstar
Goosefeather
Mosskit
Moonflower
Snowfur
Compassion
Endurance
Humor
Hope
Courage
Patience
Trust
Love
Pride
Lost to unknown causes in Bluestar's Prophecy
Lost to unknown causes in Bluestar's Prophecy
Lost to unknown causes in Bluestar's Prophecy
Lost to unknown causes in Bluestar's Prophecy
Lost to unknown causes in Bluestar's Prophecy
Lost to greencough in Bluestar's Prophecy
Killed by rats in Into the Wild
Lost to greencough in Fire and Ice
Led dog pack over the gorge in A Dangerous Path


Deputies
Name From To
Redtail
Lionheart
Tigerclaw
Fireheart
Redtail's Debt
Into the Wild
Into the Wild
Forest of Secrets
Into the Wild
Into the Wild
Forest of Secrets
A Dangerous Path

Quotes

Bluefur: "Enough, Thistleclaw! You've taught him a lesson. I'm sure he won't come back here again. Let him go."
Thistleclaw: "Traitor! You're a coward and a fool! I've never seen you once defend our borders. What kind of warrior are you? Do you know that RiverClan warrior?"
Bluefur: "He's called Oakheart. I've seen him at Gatherings."
Thistleclaw: "I didn't ask you if you knew who he was, I asked if you knew him. Better than the warrior code allows."
Bluefur: "Of course not."
Thistleclaw: "We need more patrols. It's too easy to invade. Too many invaders. Only fear will keep them out. We must mark the borders with the blood of our enemies."
—Thistleclaw confronting Bluefur Bluestar's Prophecy, page 459


Mosskit: "That's not fair! Thrushpelt said he caught it for us!"
Bluefur: "I'm your mother. If I say you've had enough to eat, then you have."
Stonekit: "That's not fair!"
Bluefur: "Life isn't fair."
—Bluefur arguing with her kits Spottedleaf's Heart, page chapter 10


Spottedpaw: "Thistleclaw can't be that important to you! You have three other lives to think about now!"
Bluefur: "I love them so much. But I love my Clan, too. I could never wish they hadn't been born, but why now? What if my Clan needs me more than they do?"
—Bluefur contemplating giving up her kits Spottedleaf's Heart, page chapter 10
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"Love can lead a cat so far astray that it becomes too late to turn back."
—Bluefur Spottedleaf's Heart, page chapter 10


"I can't be what I want to be. I need to be as strong as fire. I need to save my Clan. It is for the best. I hope they know that they have been loved. Even if they don't remember me, I hope they'll know that."
—Bluefur to Oakheart Bluestar's Prophecy, page 475


"Oh, my precious kits. I'll always come back."
—Bluefur to her kits Bluestar's Prophecy, page 481


Bluefur: "What about me? I have ambition."
Sunstar: "Only to serve your Clan. That is why I choose you. You have suffered much and lost much, and yet you still serve your Clanmates, putting their needs before yours, willing to sacrifice all for the sake of your Clan."
Bluefur: "My Clan is all I have now. I will give every breath in my body to serve it."
—Sunstar telling Bluefur why he chose her to be deputy Bluestar's Prophecy, page 496


"StarClan cares for every cat in the forest, from the blind, helpless kit to the oldest elder lying in the sun. We watch over them. We send omens and dreams to the medicine cats. But the storm was no doing of ours. Scourge and Tigerstar wade through blood to power because that is their nature. We watch, but we do not interfere. If we did, would you truly be free? Firestar, you and every cat have the choice of whether or not to follow the warrior code. You are not playthings of StarClan."
—Bluestar to Firestar about StarClan not ruling the forest The Darkest Hour, page 263


"Cats can learn to follow the warrior code, but they cannot always learn to have the compassion and courage that comes from faith."
—Bluestar introducing ThunderClan The Ultimate Guide, page 3


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Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Revealed in Midnight, page 2
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Revealed in Into the Wild, allegiances
  3. 3.0 3.1 Revealed in A Dangerous Path, page 311
  4. While Bluestar did drown, it can be noted that several factors, such as her age, depression, her wound from the dogs, grief, and stress might have played a part in her demise.[3]
  5. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, allegiances
  6. 6.0 6.1 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 61
  7. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 215
  8. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 448
  9. 9.0 9.1 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 494
  10. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 142
  11. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 402
  12. 12.0 12.1 Revealed in Secrets of the Clans, page 23
  13. 13.0 13.1 Revealed in The Darkest Hour, page 54
  14. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 504
  15. 15.0 15.1 Revealed in Lost Stars, chapter 20
  16. Revealed in Crookedstar's Promise, page 160
  17. Bluestar is the same shade as Mistystar, her daughter, who is specified to be pale blue-gray.[15] Separately, she has also been referred to as pale.[16]
  18. 18.0 18.1 Revealed in Into the Wild, page 5
  19. 19.0 19.1 Revealed in Into the Wild, page 17
  20. Revealed in Mistystar's Omen, chapter 3
  21. Revealed in Fire and Ice, page 26
  22. Revealed in Rising Storm, pages 61-62
  23. Revealed in Fire and Ice, page 7
  24. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 124
  25. Revealed in Twilight, page 1
  26. Revealed in Rising Storm, page 23
  27. Revealed in Into the Wild, page 4
  28. Revealed in Crookedstar's Promise, page 179
  29. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 48


Major Warriors characters
The Prophecies Begin FirestarGraystripeYellowfangCinderpeltSpottedleafSandstormCloudtailBluestarTigerstar
The New Prophecy BrambleclawFeathertailStormfurSquirrelflightCrowfeatherTawnypeltLeafpoolHawkfrostMothwing
Power of Three LionblazeJayfeatherHollyleafBreezepeltRockSolAshfurLeafpool
Omen of the Stars DovewingIvypoolLionblazeJayfeatherCinderheartHawkfrostTigerstarFirestarFlametail
Dawn of the Clans Gray WingClear SkyThunderTall ShadowWind RunnerRiver RippleTurtle TailJagged PeakStormBright Stream
A Vision of Shadows AlderheartNeedletailTwigbranchVioletshineDarktailTreeRowanclawTigerstarLeafstarFinleap
The Broken Code BristlefrostRootpawShadowpaw
Graystripe's Adventure GraystripeMillie
Tigerstar and Sasha SashaKenJeanPineShnukyTigerstar
Ravenpaw's Path RavenpawBarley
SkyClan and the Stranger LeafstarBillystormSol
Super Editions FirestarSandstormLeafstarSkywatcherBluestarThistleclawSnowfurGoosefeatherCrookedstarOakheartRainflowerMapleshadeSharpclawEchosongStickYellowfangSagewhiskerBrokenstarRaggedstarTallstarJakeSparrowBramblestarSquirrelflightJessyMoth FlightMicahHawkwingTigerheartDovewingSpireCrowfeatherBreezepeltNightcloudAshfootSquirrelflightBramblestarMoonlight
Novellas HollyleafFallen LeavesMistystarMothwingCloudstarTigerstarLeafpoolSquirrelflightDovewingBumblestripeMapleshadeGoosefeatherRavenpawPinestarSpottedleafThistleclawThunderstarLightning TailRedtailTawnypeltShadowstar
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