This page contains the trivia for Brightheart.


Interesting facts

Author statements

  • Kate has indicated it is possible that Brightheart will lose her wounds in StarClan.[blog 1]
  • Kate reveals she never intended for Brightheart not to receive another apprentice and admits if she could redo it all over again she'd give Brightheart one of Rosepetal's apprentices.[blog 2]



The following information is from sources considered non-canon or retconned.

  • In Secrets of the Clans, a 2007 field guide, Brightheart recalls how she and Swiftpaw thought it was unfair that Cloudtail got to be a warrior before them, revealing jealousy was the reason they went to Snakerocks to find out what was stealing the prey. Dogs attacked them and Brightheart remembers a forest of legs, blood and fur. She notes that, although she never knew when the end came for Swiftpaw, she remembers him fighting like all of LionClan until the very end. She says that she never would have made it through that dark time if it had not been for Cloudtail.[19]
  • On the Warriors website family tree, Brightheart and her littermates are the kits of Lionheart and Frostfur.[20] Her grandfather is also Smallear.[21]

Notes and references

  1. Revealed in Erin Hunter Chat 2
  2. Revealed in The Darkest Hour, page 108
  3. Revealed in Dawn, page 29
  4. Revealed in The Lost Warrior, page 11
  5. Revealed in Dovewing's Silence, page 13
  6. Revealed in Yellowfang's Secret manga
  7. Revealed in Graystripe's Adventure, page 4
  8. Revealed in Cats of the Clans, page 27
  9. Revealed in The Ultimate Guide, page 20
  10. Revealed in Battles of the Clans, page 125
  11. Revealed in Sunset, page 111
  12. Revealed in Fading Echoes, page 140
  13. Revealed in Dawn, page 112
  14. Revealed in The Forgotten Warrior, page 117
  15. Revealed in The Sight, page 246
  16. Every apprentice since then to her retirement has gone to a different mentor.
  17. Revealed in Dovewing's Silence, chapter 1
  18. Revealed in Dovewing's Silence, allegiances
  19. Revealed in Secrets of the Clans
  20. Revealed on the Warriors website family tree (screenshot)
  21. Revealed on the Warriors website family tree (screenshot)

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