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"I have been honored to serve you this long. The rest of my life will be spent as a kittypet, where I have no battles to fight, no lives depending on me for food and safety."
— Pinestar announcing that he's leaving ThunderClan in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 308

Pinestar is a thick-furred[12] and massive[13] reddish-brown tom with green eyes.[3] His muzzle is criss-crossed with scars, and his ear is torn.[14]

Pinestar was a ThunderClan leader, the father of Tigerstar, who stepped down from leadership to become a kittypet. He was born to Oakstar and Sweetbriar, and was mentored by Mistpelt as Pinepaw, and later earned his warrior name, Pineheart. He held a deep curiosity about kittypets, especially after being saved by a kittypet named Crystal. He later befriended two other kittypets: Jake and Shanty.

He became deputy under Doestar, and later succeeded her as leader. He had three kits with his former mate Leopardfoot; Mistkit, Nightkit, and Tigerkit. Only the tom, Tigerkit, survived. When StarClan began urging Pinestar to kill his own son, Pinestar coped by roaming Twolegplace and confiding in his kittypet friends. After Shanty was hit by a monster and died, he decided to leave ThunderClan to become a kittypet, and was succeeded by his deputy, Sunfall. His actions lead to the fifteenth rule of the warrior code: a warrior rejects the soft life of a kittypet.

History

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Super Editions

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

"I won’t risk a battle on so little evidence. But I’ll warn all the Clans at the Gathering tomorrow that we are being extra vigilant ... If you see a WindClan patrol, warn them off. With words, not claws."
—Pinestar about WindClan scent Bluestar's Prophecy, page Chapter 3
In Bluestar's Prophecy, Pinestar is reluctant to seek battle with WindClan; however, he is persuaded to after an omen is interpreted by Goosefeather. To ease the growing tension, Pinestar makes Bluekit and Snowkit apprentices. However, their mother, Moonflower, is killed in the battle, and Pinestar comforts the grieving Bluepaw.
When Bluepaw meets Jake at the edge of Twolegplace, Pinestar reprimands her. He later takes the newly named Bluefur to the Moonstone. Though he becomes mates with Leopardfoot, Pinestar is noted by the Clan to not be significantly close to her or their kits: Nightkit, Mistkit, and Tigerkit. After missing a battle with RiverClan, Pinestar announces his yielding of leadership to become a kittypet. At Bluestar's leadership ceremony, he gives her a life for compassion.

Novellas

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

"You can't save every one of your Clanmates from the dangers of the life you lead."
—Jake to Pinestar after Moonflower's death Pinestar's Choice, page 169
In Pinestar's Choice, Pinepaw is a new ThunderClan apprentice, and his father, Oakstar, aspires great things for his son after the death of Pinepaw's half siblings, Birchface and Frecklewish. Pinepaw encounters a fox, but is saved by a kittypet named Crystal. He repays the debt by deterring her and her kits from battle when ThunderClan attacks the Twolegplace. He becomes a warrior, Pineheart, and eventually deputy, then leader. He continues to stray into Twolegplace, meeting Crystal's son, Jake.
StarClan beings visiting Pinestar in dreams, telling him that his son will destroy the forest, and urging him to kill the kit. While the kitting begins, Pinestar witnesses his friend Shanty's death at the paws of a monster, and loses a life. He continues to roam the Twolegplace after his kits' birth, but is discovered by Lionpaw. Pinestar resolves to become a kittypet, and is taken in by Shanty’s old housefolk.
In Goosefeather's Curse, Pineheart is the deputy under Doestar, assisting in the search for the lost Swiftpaw. When Goosekit reveals that a dark brown warrior told him where to find her, Pineheart is dubious. Later, Squirrelwhisker's patrol goes missing, and Goosepaw shares his vision of their whereabouts with Pineheart. During leaf-bare, Pineheart works tirelessly to feed his Clan, but to little avail. He is brought to receive his nine lives after Doestar starves, though Goosefeather receives a vision of Pinestar abandoning the Clan.

Trivia

Interesting facts

  • Pinestar's kittypet name was not the name he had when he was in ThunderClan.[15]
    • His name was later confirmed to be 'Pine' in Pinestar's Choice.[8]
  • Pinestar is the first known leader to step down from his own leadership,[8] the second being Rowanclaw.[16]
  • He is one of the few single-litter kits in the series.[17][4]

Author statements

  • Vicky originally thought that Poppydawn could have been Pinestar's daughter.[18] However, it was revealed that they are cousins.[19]
  • Vicky also thought that Nettlebreeze was Pinestar's father,[20] but this was later contradicted, and Oakstar is actually the tom who fathered Pinestar.[17]

Mistakes

  • He has been mistakenly described as tawny,[21] fox-red,[13][22][14] ginger,[15] and red.[15]
  • He is shown as ThunderClan's leader[23] long after having become a kittypet.[24]

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Official art

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Ceremonies

Pineheart's warrior ceremony
Oakstar: From this moment, you will be known as Pineheart, ThuderClan honors your courage in the invasion of Twolegplace, and your sense of strategy when under attack. May StarClan light your path always. I am so proud of you, my son.
Everyone: Pineheart! Pineheart!
Reference: Pinestar's Choice, chapter 3

Leader Info

Leader info
Nine Lives
Life Given by Gift How it was lost
Doestar
Oakstar
Hollypelt
Harepounce
Stagleap
Pearnose
Hawkfoot
Thunderstar
Morningstar
Survival
Judgement
Courage
Loyalty
Knowledge of war and peace
Trusting wisdom for protection
Strength of a nursing queen
Making difficult choices
Compassion for weaker cats
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Hit by a monster
Unknown
Deputies
Name From To
Mumblefoot
Sunfall
Pinestar's Choice
Before Bluestar's Prophecy
Before Bluestar's Prophecy
Bluestar's Prophecy
Medicine cats
Name From To
Goosefeather
Featherwhisker
Pinestar's Choice
Bluestar's Prophecy
Bluestar's Prophecy
Bluestar's Prophecy

Appearances

Quotes

Pineheart: "I never thought this would happen so soon. I don’t know if I will be half the leader she was."
Goosefeather: "Doestar will watch over you from StarClan. You’ll be fine."
—Pineheart about his leadership Goosefeather's Curse, page Chapter 10


"Pinestar's a wily old cat. He's up to something, but no cat's crossed his borders. He's just stirring up trouble for his own reasons."
—Shellheart Crookedstar's Promise, page 243


"I remember my first battle. Sweetbriar insisted I eat a shrew, but I hid it when her back was turned and then told her it was delicious."
—Pinestar to Bluepaw Bluestar's Prophecy, page 104


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"The four Clans will be enemies until the end. And yet we all want the same things: prey to hunt, a safe territory to raise our kits, and peace to share dreams with our ancestors. Why must we hate one another over such simple desires?"
—Pinestar to Bluefur Bluestar's Prophecy, page 244


"The warrior code exists for a reason. ThunderClan cats don't eat fish, don't catch fish, don't swim, don't have anything to do with the river at all."
—Pinestar to White-eye and Dappletail Code of the Clans, page 29


Poppydawn: "About time, too...If his kits had died in the night, they'd have gone to StarClan without ever meeting their father."
Swiftbreeze: "Poor Leopardfoot. She kept asking for him. What must she think?"
—Poppydawn and Swiftbreeze talking about Pinestar, his mate, and kits Bluestar's Prophecy, page 273


"Do we really want a leader who no longer wishes to lead?"
—Lionpaw to ThunderClan about Pinestar's choice to leave Bluestar's Prophecy, page 308


Leopardfoot: "Pinestar, what about your kits? Won't you stay to watch them grow up?"
Pinestar: "They'll be fine with you, Leopardfoot. I'm not a father they could be proud of, but I will always be proud of them. Especially you, little warrior. Be strong, my precious son. Serve your Clan well."
—Pinestar to Leopardfoot and their kits, before he leaves ThunderClan Bluestar's Prophecy, pages 310-311


"With this life I give you compassion. Judge as much with your heart as with your mind."
—Pinestar giving Bluefur a life Bluestar's Prophecy, page 500


Tigerclaw: "Pinestar!"
Pinestar: "Yes, although that is not the name I had when I died."
Tigerclaw: "Because you were a kittypet."
Pinestar: "That was my choice for my final life. But I walk with out ancestors tonight to give you a life for being aware of what goes on beyond Clan borders. There are good cats everywhere, Tigerclaw. Do not forget that."
Tigerclaw: "I will be loyal to my Clanmates above all others."
Pinestar: "The warrior code demands nothing less. But do not assume that every other cat is an enemy or unable to help you in some way. I am proud of you, my son. When I left the forest, I thought I would never see you again. But here you are, leader of ShadowClan. Perhaps not the choice I would have made, but you have traveled a hard path to get here, and you deserve your reward."
—Pinestar giving his son, Tigerclaw, one of his nine lives The Ultimate Guide, pages 92-93


"I should go home. My...my housefolk are expecting me. Oh, and my name isn't Pinestar anymore. It's Pine. Just Pine."
—Pine just after becoming a kittypet Pinestar's Choice, page chapter 10

External links

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 500
  2. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 308
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, allegiances
  4. 4.0 4.1 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 47
  5. 5.0 5.1 Revealed in Pinestar's Choice, allegiances
  6. Revealed in Pinestar's Choice, chapter 3
  7. Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, allegiances
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Revealed in Pinestar's Choice, chapter 10
  9. Revealed in Pinestar's Choice, chapter 5
  10. Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, chapter 10
  11. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 314
  12. Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, page 119
  13. 13.0 13.1 Revealed in Crookedstar's Promise, page 17
  14. 14.0 14.1 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 133
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 Revealed in The Ultimate Guide, page 92
  16. Revealed in Darkest Night, chapter 21
  17. 17.0 17.1 Revealed in Pinestar's Choice, chapter 1
  18. Revealed on Warriors Wish
  19. Revealed on Facebook
  20. Revealed on Vicky's Facebook
  21. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 244
  22. Revealed in Tallstar's Revenge, page 126
  23. Revealed in Yellowfang's Secret, page 367
  24. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 311
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