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"Will Sparkpelt be joining us soon?"
— Flickerkit to Larksong in Squirrelflight's Hope, page 360

Flickerkit is an orange-and-black tom.[2]

Flickerkit was born stillborn to Larksong and Sparkpelt of ThunderClan, with his littermates, Finchkit and Flamekit. Larksong died soon after, and the two went to StarClan together. There, Larksong named his son Flickerkit, a name that he and Sparkpelt had planned to give one of their kits. Together, Flickerkit and his father watch over their family from StarClan.

History

In the Super Editions

Squirrelflight's Hope

"ThunderClan has lost two brave warriors, for I know Larksong's kit would have followed in his father's paw steps. Larksong was always kind to his Clanmates and loyal to his Clan. May StarClan welcome him with open hearts. He can never be a father to his kits here, but his memory will live on in them and in the hearts of the cats he's left behind. We will miss him and the kit we never had the chance to know."
—Bramblestar at Larksong's and Flickerkit's vigil Squirrelflight's Hope, page 263
He is the last of his littermates to be born to Sparkpelt and Larksong. After Sparkpelt finishes giving birth, Larksong dies beside his new family, and Squirrelflight, the kits' grandmother, realizes that the last kit was a stillborn. They take away Larksong's and the kit's body for a vigil. At the vigil, Bramblestar, Flickerkit's grandfather, says that he believes the stillborn would have followed in his father's paw steps and become an honorable and great warrior. Bramblestar helps dig the grave for Larksong and the kit, and the Clan mourns for the kit and Larksong. The loss of her son and mate sends Sparkpelt into a depression and stops her from interacting with her surviving kits, Flamekit and Finchkit.
When Squirrelflight visits the Sisters, she mentions that her daughter's mate and son had died, to which Moonlight apologizes for her loss, and offers to do a ceremony to help the kit find his way. Blossomfall believes it to be nonsense, but Moonlight explains that since the kit had died, he wouldn't know where to go and the ceremony would help him find his way to StarClan. The Sisters perform a ceremony, much to the chagrin of Blossomfall and Cherryfall, but Squirrelflight and Leafpool take interest in it. Afterward, Moonlight describes the kit's pelt color, which she certainly wouldn't have known, and also describes Larksong beside his son.
When Squirrelflight and Leafpool enter StarClan, they are greeted by many cats throughout their life. Larksong, who is showing them around, introduces them to the kit, revealing he has named him Flickerkit, and Flickerkit is happily playing with Dandelionkit and Juniperkit, Squirrelflight's deceased kits. Squirrelflight realizes she must tell Sparkpelt that her mate and son are safe in StarClan. When Squirrelflight decides to leave StarClan, she bids goodbye to Larksong and Flickerkit. When she returns to ThunderClan, Squirrelflight talks to Sparkpelt as her daughter is still extremely depressed, mentioning Larksong and Flickerkit. Sparkpelt doubts her mother, believing her to be lying so she would feel better, but when Squirrelflight mentions Flickerkit's name, Sparkpelt explains that it was a name that she and Larksong chose between each other, and no other cat knew. Squirrelflight explains that her mate and son would want her to be happy. This uplifts Sparkpelt, and she decides to spend more time with Flamekit and Finchkit.

Trivia

Interesting facts

  • Flickerkit's name was picked beforehand by Larksong and Sparkpelt,[3] and Larksong was able to name him in StarClan.[1]
  • Flickerkit and his siblings have kittypet ancestry through Firestar.[4]

Character pixels

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Official art

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Kin

Members

Mother:

Sparkpelt:[5] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)

Father:

Larksong:[5] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Sister:

Finchpaw:[2] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)

Brother:

Flamepaw:[2] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
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Uncles:
Alderheart:[6] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Juniperkit:[7] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Aunts:

Leafshade:[6] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Honeyfur:[6] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Dandelionkit:[7] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Grandmothers:

Squirrelflight:[8] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Lilyheart:[6] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)

Grandfathers:

Bramblestar:[8] Deceased, verified ghost
Snowbush:[9] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Great-aunts:

Leafpool:[10] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Tawnypelt:[11] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Whitewing:[12] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Ambermoon:[13] Deceased, residence unknown
Honeyfern:[14] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Poppyfrost:[14] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Cinderheart:[14] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Seedpaw:[15] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Great-uncles:

Dewnose:[13] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Molepaw:[14] Deceased, residence unknown

Great-grandfathers:

Tigerstar:[16] Deceased, no residence
Firestar:[17] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Cloudtail:[18] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Brackenfur:[19] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)

Great-grandmothers:

Goldenflower:[16] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Sandstorm:[17] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Brightheart:[18] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Sorreltail:[19] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Great-great-grandfathers:

Pinestar:[20] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Jake:[21] Deceased, residence unknown
Whitestorm:[22] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Great-great-grandmothers:

Leopardfoot:[20] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Nutmeg:[23] Living (As of Fire and Ice)
Speckletail:[24] Deceased, residence unknown
Princess:[4] Living (As of Dawn)
Frostfur:[25] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Willowpelt:[26] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Great-great-great-grandfathers:

Fuzzypelt:[27] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Adderfang:[28] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Thistleclaw:[29] Deceased, verified Place of No Stars member

Great-great-great-grandmothers:

Nutmeg:[30] Living (As of Fire and Ice)
Robinwing:[27] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Swiftbreeze:[31] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Snowfur:[29] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Great-great-great-great-grandmother:

Flashnose:[32] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Second cousins:

Hollyleaf:[33] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Jayfeather:[33] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Lionblaze:[33] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Dawnpelt:[34] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Tigerstar:[34] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Flametail:[34] Deceased, verified StarClan member

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    = Gender Unknown


Appearances

Quotes

"A spirit so young needs guiding. He won't understand what he's lost and who waits for him beyond death. We must help him find a place in the hearts of the living and the dead so that he can know both."
—Moonlight to Squirrelflight, Leafpool, Cherryfall and Blossomfall Squirrelflight's Hope, page 270


Moonlight: "We have encouraged your daughter's kit to walk with ThunderClan, both the living and the dead. His spirit can nurtured and loved there."
Squirrelflight: "You saw him?"
Tempest: "He had orange-and-black fur."
Snow: "A black tom was with him. Do you know who that was?"
Blossomfall: "Larksong."
Squirrelflight: "The kit's father. He died at the same time."
Moonlight: "I thought they were kin. He seemed very protective of the young spirit in his care."
—The Sisters after preforming a ceremony for Flickerkit Squirrelflight's Hope, pages 271-272


Juniperkit: "Did you catch that yourself?"
Flickerkit: "Larksong flushed it out and I killed it."
Larksong: "He learns quickly."
—Flickerkit with his uncle and father Squirrelflight's Hope, page 360

External links

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Revealed in Squirrelflight's Hope, page 338
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Revealed in Squirrelflight's Hope, page 253
  3. 3.0 3.1 Revealed in Squirrelflight's Hope, page 401
  4. 4.0 4.1 Revealed in Fire and Ice, page 219
  5. 5.0 5.1 Revealed in Squirrelflight's Hope, page 107
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, allegiances
  7. 7.0 7.1 Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, page 9
  8. 8.0 8.1 Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, manga
  9. The allegiances of The Apprentice's Quest establish that Leafshade, Honeyfur, and Larksong are born to Lilyheart. While never outright stated that Snowbush is the father of this litter, Snowbush is confirmed to be Lilyheart's mate on page 74 of River of Fire.
  10. Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 510
  11. Revealed in Rising Storm, page 20
  12. Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 509
  13. 13.0 13.1 Revealed in The Last Hope, page 216
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 Revealed in Sunset, page 27
  15. Revealed in The Forgotten Warrior, page 146
  16. 16.0 16.1 Revealed in Rising Storm, pages 19-20
  17. 17.0 17.1 Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 15
  18. 18.0 18.1 Revealed in Midnight, page 17
  19. 19.0 19.1 Revealed in Twilight, page 50
  20. 20.0 20.1 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 216
  21. Revealed in The Ultimate Guide, page 13
  22. Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 95
  23. Revealed in the Warriors App
  24. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 48
  25. Revealed in Forest of Secrets, pages 62-63
  26. Revealed in Rising Storm, page 120
  27. 27.0 27.1 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 329
  28. Revealed in Spottedleaf's Heart, chapter 1
  29. 29.0 29.1 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 327
  30. Revealed in The Ultimate Guide, page 197
  31. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 362
  32. Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, chapter 3
  33. 33.0 33.1 33.2 Revealed in Sunrise, page 292
  34. 34.0 34.1 34.2 Revealed in Dark River, pages 20-21
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