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"Too many omens. Three cats poisoned, two only whiskers from StarClan, Leopardfoot nearly dead, her three kits hanging on to life like rabbits in a fox den. Why such a difficult birth for a Clan leader's mate? The kits might not make it through another night. The tom is too weak to mew, let alone feed. I should help them, and yet how can I when the signs are clear?"
— Goosefeather sharing his omens with Bluefur in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 268

Goosefeather is a speckled gray tom[2] with blue eyes.[2]

Goosefeather was a medicine cat of ThunderClan under Doestar, Pinestar and Sunstar's leaderships in the forest territories. He was born to Daisytoe and Rooktail alongside his sister, Moonflower, as Goosekit. Even as a kit, he had an extraordinary gift of being able to predict the future and communicate with StarClan, and due to this, Goosepaw was apprenticed to Cloudberry, the ThunderClan medicine cat, early. He earned his full name, Goosefeather, after only four moons of training, and later trained Featherwhisker. His seemingly outrageous predictions caused his Clanmates to question their medicine cat's sanity, and Goosefeather was forced to watch his Clanmates fulfill their destinies, unable to change the future. He later retired to the elder’s den and went to StarClan after his death.

History

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Super Editions

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

"I may be an old fool. But at least my heart is true."
—Goosefeather to Mapleshade Crookedstar's Promise, page 236
In Crookedstar's Promise, Goosefeather gathers herbs near Sunningrocks when two RiverClan kits, Stormkit and Oakkit, taunt him for trespassing. Goosefeather chases them off, causing Stormkit to slip and break his jaw. Later, Crookedjaw encounters the ThunderClan medicine cat in the Dark Forest confronting Mapleshade.
In Bluestar's Prophecy, his sister, Moonflower, has two kits, Bluekit and Snowkit, whom he befriends. When Goosefeather spots flattened fur in a vole, he interprets it as ThunderClan being destroyed by WindClan. He convinces the Clan to raid WindClan, resulting in defeat and Moonflower's death. This failure and his continued ramblings cause his Clanmates to lose faith in their medicine cat. When Goosefeather informs Bluepaw of a prophecy, Snowpaw insists him to be crazy. During Leopardfoot's kitting, Goosefeather ignores her, and declares Tigerkit should have never survived. He reminds Bluefur of her prophecy continuously, and urges her to give up her kits to their father to prevent Thistleclaw from becoming leader.

Novellas

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

"Every sunrise from now on, Goosefeather would wake wondering if this was the day his leader would abandon his Clan. He couldn't tell any cat, not even Pinestar, because that was not his duty. He could only wait, and watch. He was, as always, cursed to keep his knowledge a secret. He had seen the future. And there was nothing he could do to change it."
—Goosefeather's thoughts after Pinestar's leader ceremony Goosefeather's Curse, page chapter 10
In Goosefeather's Curse, Cloudberry requests that Goosekit be apprenticed early as a medicine cat due to his special powers, and though Goosekit is distraught to give up the path of a warrior, he obliges and is apprenticed two moons early. Cloudberry warns Goosepaw to keep his visions a secret, and though frustrated, he agrees to. Goosepaw is further mentored by a StarClan cat, Pearnose, and later receives his full name: Goosefeather. Mapleshade, a Dark Forest cat, briefly convinces Goosefeather to train under her, but he cuts ties with her after learning of her treachery. Goosefeather later has a vision of the Clan starving and alerts Pineheart and Doestar, however, their attempts to store prey fail, and the Clan suffers a Great Hunger. Doestar dies, and Goosefeather takes Pineheart to Moonstone for his leadership ceremony, where he witnesses a vision of Pinestar leaving the Clan to become a kittypet.

Detailed description

Goosefeather is a plump,[10] speckled gray tom[2] with shaggy,[11] ragged fur[12] and ears.[13] He has frazzled whiskers,[13] a matted tail,[14] and rheumy,[15] pale blue eyes.[2]

Trivia

Interesting facts

  • Victoria Holmes has clarified that he will not be given a super edition.[16]
    • This is later proven to be true, as he is given a novella.[17]
  • Goosefeather was apprenticed at four moons, although it's against the warrior code.[3]
  • Goosefeather was born with a special gift to walk in both StarClan and the Dark Forest.[18]
  • Kate thinks Goosefeather was misguided, and not "bad on purpose".[19]
  • Goosefeather suffered a form of dementia toward the end of his life.[20]

Mistakes

  • He is mistakenly called by his full medicine cat name before he receives it.[21]

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Official art

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Ceremonies

Goosepaw’s medicine apprentice ceremony
Doestar: Cloudberry is taking Goosekit to train as a medicine cat. Goosekit, from this day on, until you receive you full medicine cat name, you will be known as Goosepaw. Your mentor will be Cloudberry, and I hope she will pass down all she knows to you.
Reference: Goosefeather's Curse, Chapter 4


Goosefeather's medicine cat ceremony
Cloudberry: Goosepaw, do you promise to uphold the ways of a medicine cat, to stand apart from rivalry between Clan and Clan, and to protect all cats equally, even at the cost of your life?
Goosepaw: I do.
Cloudberry: Then by the powers of StarClan I give your true name as a medicine cat. Goosepaw, from this moment you shall be known as Goosefeather. StarClan honors the power of your sight, and we welcome you as a full medicine cat of ThunderClan.
Everyone: Goosefeather! Goosefeather! Goosefeather!
Reference: Goosefeather's Curse, Chapter 6

Appearances


Quotes

Stormtail: "What makes you so special?"
Goosepaw: "You have no idea what I can do! I know what you're going to do, and I'll be ready, just you wait and see!"
—Goosepaw confronting Stormtail about his gift Goosefeather's Curse, page chapter 5


"I can already do more than any of you! I see all the cats that have gone before us, and things that have not yet happened. You have no idea what powers I have!"
—Goosefeather's thoughts during his full name ceremony Goosefeather's Curse, page chapter 6


Moonpaw: "But you can't be on your own all the time! Don't you get lonely? It's not normal, not having friends."
Goosefeather: "Don't you understand? This is my normal. Get used to it, because nothing's going to change."
—Goosefeather and Moonpaw after Goosefeather rejects her offer of training Goosefeather's Curse, page chapter 7


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"You walk a difficult path, my friend. You must learn that it is not your role to change the future. Instead, all you can do is shine a light through the darkness, like the tiniest flame. Your Clanmates must deal with their destinies as they unfold. You cannot be responsible for all of them."
—Pearnose to Goosefeather Goosefeather's Curse, page chapter 9
"Then my gift is useless. Without power, everything I see, everything I know, will bring me nothing but pain. StarClan! Why have you done this to me?"
—Goosefeather forsaking his gift Goosefeather's Curse, page chapter 9
"You don't get away from Goosefeather that easily!"
—Goosefeather attacking Stormkit and Oakkit Crookedstar's Promise, page 35
"You should tread the path you're following with care, Mapleshade. A destiny shouldn't be played with like prey."
—Goosefeather speaking to Mapleshade Crookedstar's Promise, page 236


"You can hide from your Clanmates, it will be StarClan that judges you."
—Swiftbreeze to Goosefeather after Moonflower dies Bluestar's Prophecy, page 139


"With this life I give you patience. You will need it."
—Goosefeather giving Bluefur a life Bluestar's Prophecy, page 502

External links

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 499
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, allegiances
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, chapter 4
  4. Revealed on Vicky's Facebook
  5. Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, allegiances
  6. 6.0 6.1 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 463
  7. Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, chapter 5
  8. Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, page 156
  9. Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, page Chapter 10
  10. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 227
  11. Revealed in Crookedstar's Promise, page 204
  12. Revealed in Tallstar's Revenge, page 126
  13. 13.0 13.1 Revealed in Crookedstar's Promise, page 32
  14. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 332
  15. Revealed in Spottedleaf's Heart, chapter 5
  16. Revealed on Vicky's Facebook Page
  17. Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse
  18. revealed on https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10153919344797454&id=29566467453&comment_id=10153921764767454&notif_t=feed_comment
  19. Revealed on Kate's blog
  20. Revealed on Vicky's Facebook
  21. Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, page Chapter 4
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