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This page contains Lionblaze's personality and relationships. It contains conjecture due to being based off of general novel themes, and all statements must be sourced.


Lionblaze is shown to be impulsive, proud, determined, and loyal. [1] He is courageous in battle and would give his life in a heartbeat to protect his Clan.



"I wish I loved her more. She deserved to be loved. She was good and loyal and kind."
—Lionblaze to Jayfeather and Squirrelflight Squirrelflight's Hope, page 396
Lionblaze is shocked when he finds out that Leafpool is his mother and resents her for deceiving him since birth, but keeps his focus on the prophecy, knowing that him and his siblings are still part of it as Leafpool is still related to Firestar.[2]
Lionblaze later accepts that Leafpool made a mistake and forgives her.[3] After her death, he admits to Jayfeather and Squirrelflight that he wished he loved her more, and she deserved to be loved. He grieves for his birth mother with his brother and aunt afterwards.[4]


"I’m sorry I didn’t accept you and your littermates when I found out about you. I’m sorry that I said I had only one kit, and that anything else was a lie. If I’d known...If I’d only known when you were kits, when you needed me, surely things would have been different. I have no excuses, but...I hope you can forgive me for the way I acted."
—Crowfeather to Lionblaze Crowfeather's Trial, page chapter 31
When Leafpool tells Crowfeather that he is Lionblaze, Jayfeather, and Hollyleaf’s father, Crowfeather bitterly responds that his only kit is Breezepelt, and that the Three mean nothing to him. When Lionblaze learns that his father is Crowfeather, he decides that the prophecy is the only thing that matters.[2] Eventually, Crowfeather apologizes to Lionblaze for how he behaved when he discovered that Lionblaze was his son, and Lionblaze forgives his father.[3]

Squirrelflight and Bramblestar

"I remember how much Bramblestar taught me when I was a kit and an apprentice. I believed he was my father then. He was the best father a cat could have."
—Lionblaze at Bramblestar's vigil Lost Stars, page 250
When Lionblaze thought that Squirrelflight and Bramblestar were his parents, he loved them, and they were proud of him. When Lionblaze learns that they are not his real parents, he is shocked and deeply resents Squirrelflight for the deception, but keeps his focus on the prophecy.[2] Everyone involved in the situation eventually forgives each other (sans Jayfeather), and Lionblaze currently holds no resentment against Squirrelflight, Leafpool, or Crowfeather.[3] When Bramblestar begins acting weird after losing a life, and banishes Lionblaze temporarily for accidentally crossing the WindClan border, many cats are shocked, as they thought Bramblestar still loved Lionblaze as a son. Lionblaze is also shocked and indignant, but does what his leader says, even though he thinks that it is a ridiculous punishment. When he is outed as a codebreaker, he is even more annoyed, saying that there is no way he could’ve controlled the circumstances of his birth. However, when Bramblestar insists that he must atone, Lionblaze takes the oath of loyalty to satisfy the cat who he once thought cared about him.[5]

Jayfeather and Hollyleaf

When all three siblings thought that they were the prophesied Three, they often talked about the prophecy and how important they were. They go on many adventures together, including sneaking out of camp as kits,[6] saving some WindClan kits from the flooding tunnels,[7] and going to the Tribe of Rushing Water.[8] When Lionblaze and Jayfeather see the tunnels collapse on Hollyleaf, they assume she is dead, and mourn for their sister. They also decide not to tell anyone about the truth of Ashfur’s murder, so that Hollyleaf will be remembered as a noble warrior.[2] In Hollyleaf’s absence, Lionblaze and Jayfeather train Dovewing to be the third cat. When Lionblaze discovers Hollyleaf still alive, he does not let her run away again and takes her back to ThunderClan, where the two littermates reconcile.[9] When Hollyleaf sacrifices herself in the Battle with the Dark Forest, Lionblaze grieves for his sister, but is glad that she died a loyal ThunderClan warrior’s death.[10]
After Lionblaze returns to ThunderClan from being temporarily exiled, Jayfeather is ecstatic to see his brother again, purring when he enters camp and fretting over his health.[11] Both brothers are then forced to swear an oath of loyalty to Bramblestar's impostor, and both are angry that they are being made to atone for being Half-Clan.[12][13]


Lionblaze began to grow affection for Cinderheart when they were training Dovepaw and Ivypaw together.[14][15] They often tease each other and take walks together, and eventually begin to become more than friends. When Lionblaze singlehandedly drives a fox off of ThunderClan territory and returns covered in blood, Cinderheart is worried about him and tries to get him to go to the medicine den. Lionblaze then reveals that he is part of a prophecy and cannot be hurt. Cinderheart is stunned and thinks that this means they cannot have a relationship because of his destiny.[16] After this, Cinderheart treats Lionblaze with awe and amazement, but also often warns him not to accidentally kill somebody, not knowing how to handle his power. This frustrates Lionblaze.[17] To prove he isn’t controlled by his power, he provokes a ShadowClan patrol and allows himself to be badly injured, though Cinderheart is only disgusted, much to Lionblaze's dismay.[18] When Cinderheart discovers her past life as Cinderpelt, she is confused on who she is and wether she should be a medicine cat or a warrior.[9] Lionblaze encourages her to choose her own destiny, and Cinderpelt’s spirit separates from Cinderheart and Cinderheart and Lionblaze get back together.[10] They have many kits, and enjoy life as mates. When Lionblaze is outed as a codebreaker, Cinderheart is distraught and tries to defend him.[19]


"He spotted Heathertail standing off to one side, her gaze fixed on him. She seemed to be daring him to strike out so that she would have an excuse to jump on him and sink her claws into his fur. Breezepelt had padded so close to her that their pelts were brushing, and he met Lionblaze’s stare with a challenge in his eyes. Heathertail is mine now, he seemed to be saying. You’re welcome to her, Lionblaze glared back."
—Lionblaze's paranoia toward Heathertail Sunrise, page 32
At his first Gathering as an apprentice, Lionpaw meets Heatherpaw. He develops a strong liking of her, and enjoys her playful and cocky attitude.[6] The two begin to sneak out at night to meet each other in the tunnels, pretending to be members of their own Clan named DarkClan. However, Lionpaw realizes that he must be loyal to his Clan, and stops the meetings with Heathertail.[7] After Lionblaze starts training in the Dark Forest with Tigerstar, he has a run-in with Heathertail during WindClan’s attack on ThunderClan in the tunnels. He frightens everybody by saying that they are enemies forever, and almost killing Heathertail and her mentor, Crowfeather.[20] After this, Lionblaze has constant night terrors of killing Heathertail and being unable to control his power. Although Lionblaze still holds some affection for the WindClan she-cat, he does not act on it, and Heathertail acts cold and with disgust toward him.[21] No longer spending time with Heathertail, Lionblaze's perception of her warped. Becoming a scapegoat for his own dark insecurities, he silently suspects her of wanting to kill him in revenge.[22] He also blames her for the tunnels collapsing on Hollyleaf, due to her discovering them.[23] Over time, the two eventually move on, including getting new mates, though Lionblaze briefly feared Cinderheart would be a repeat of Heathertail.[24]


"Every cat knows that those cats were tricked. They thought they were becoming stronger warriors to protect their Clans. They’ve taken an oath of loyalty, and have proved themselves since then. Breezepelt saved my life when the stoats swarmed over me. If I can forgive Breezepelt for his part in the Great Battle, then you, Rowanclaw, have no excuse. I, for one, think the past should be left in the past."
—Lionblaze advocating for Breezepelt at a gathering Crowfeather's Trial, page chapter 34
Lionblaze and Breezepelt were paternal half-brothers and initially shared an extremely hostile relationship due to the fact that Breezepelt believed Lionblaze was one of the reasons Crowfeather did not love him, and developed a pure hatred towards his half-brother in return. Lionblaze reciprocated it and the two were bitter enemies for many years. During the great battle, Lionblaze is attacked by Breezepelt who intends to kill him, but is stopped by Crowfeather who forces his son away.[25]
During Crowfeather's Trial, Lionblaze and Breezepelt are shown to completely resent and hate one another, both refusing to interact and spewing insults whenever possible. Later on, Lionblaze is overwhelmed by Stoats, and is saved by Breezepelt, which results in the two uncomfortably sharing a moment, before going back to fighting. [26] After the battle, Lionblaze thanks him, but asks why, reminding Breezepelt that he wanted him dead. Breezepelt admits that he should not have listened to the Place of No Stars, and should be loyal to the Clans.
At a gathering, Lionblaze stands up to Rowanclaw and supports Breezepelt,[27] openly forgiving him and tells the ShadowClan deputy that if he can forgive the cat who wanted him dead, then Rowanclaw has no excuse to not forgive the dark forest trainees.[27] Years later, Lionblaze and Breezepelt encounter one another on a patrol. Lionblaze dips his head respectfully to his half-brother before joining the rest of his patrol. [28][29]


Lionblaze: "I can beat you in a fight if I have to."
Ashfur: "You can try. The noble Lionblaze? Attacking a fellow warrior? No, you would never risk your place in ThunderClan by doing that. You’re bound by the warrior code, just like all of us."
Lionblaze: "And the warrior code lets you destroy our Clan? Maybe I’m not as bound by the warrior code as you think..."
—Ashfur and Lionblaze threatening each other Long Shadows, page 294
When Ashfur was made Lionblaze’s mentor, he was still angry at Squirrelflight for choosing Brambleclaw over him and wanted to get revenge.[6] He trains Lionblaze relentlessly and with claws unsheathed.[8] He gets easily frustrated with Lionblaze if he doesn’t learn a battle move immediately or catch every piece of prey,[7] and the two do not form the usual bond between mentor and apprentice.[6] However, Lionblaze appreciates his mentor’s tough training, as it made him a better fighter.[20] After Lionblaze is made a warrior, he still wants Ashfur to teach him to battle, and the two toms have a fight and seriously wound each other. Shortly after this, Ashfur reveals his true indifference towards Lionblaze, only valuing him as a tool to hurt Squirrelflight. He tries to kill Lionblaze and his siblings in a fire, but ends up keeping them alive when he learns that they are not Squirrelflight’s kits, thinking her secret being revealed would hurt Squirrelflight more. Lionblaze threatens to fight Ashfur if he reveals the secret at the Gathering, but Ashfur doesn't take him seriously. [21] After Ashfur is found dead on the night of the Gathering, Lionblaze isn't really affected by his mentor's murder, admitting it was the only way to seal Ashfur’s jaws and keep the secret from coming out.[2]

Dovewing and Ivypool

Lionblaze was Dovewing’s mentor, and when he discovered that Dovewing was the third cat, he helped her learn how to use her powers.[14] Lionblaze trains Dovewing well, and is proud when she becomes a warrior.[17] When Lionblaze, Jayfeather and Dovewing learn that Ivypool is training with the Dark Forest, the convince her to spy on the Dark Forest for them. Lionblaze, Jayfeather, Ivypool and Dovewing all fight in the battle with the Dark Forest,[10] but after that, when their powers are revoked, they lead separate lives and have different destinies.[30]

Fernsong, Sorrelstripe, Hollytuft, Snaptooth, Spotfur, and Flywhisker

Lionblaze loves his kits, and is proud of them.[31][32]

Notes and references

  1. Revealed on Warriors Website
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Revealed in Sunrise
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Revealed in Crowfeather's Trial
  4. Revealed in Squirrelflight's Hope, chapter 28
  5. Revealed in The Silent Thaw
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Revealed in The Sight
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Revealed in Dark River
  8. 8.0 8.1 Revealed in Outcast
  9. 9.0 9.1 Revealed in The Forgotten Warrior
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Revealed in The Last Hope
  11. Revealed in The Silent Thaw, pages 202-203
  12. Revealed in The Silent Thaw, page 164
  13. Revealed in The Silent Thaw, page 201
  14. 14.0 14.1 Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice
  15. Revealed in Fading Echoes
  16. Revealed in Night Whispers
  17. 17.0 17.1 Revealed in Sign of the Moon
  18. Revealed in The Last Hope, chapter 8
  19. Revealed in The Silent Thaw, page 115
  20. 20.0 20.1 Revealed in Eclipse
  21. 21.0 21.1 Revealed in Long Shadows
  22. Revealed in Sunrise, page 29
  23. Revealed in Night Whispers, page 25
  24. Revealed in Fading Echoes, page 240
  25. Revealed in The Last Hope, page 308
  26. Revealed in Crowfeather's Trial, chapter 30
  27. 27.0 27.1 Revealed in Crowfeather's Trial, chapter 34
  28. Revealed in Crowfeather's Trial, page 384
  29. Revealed in Crowfeather's Trial, page 385
  30. Revealed in Dovewing's Silence
  31. Revealed in A Vision of Shadows
  32. Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, manga
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