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"Your luck is going to run out if you go on tempting fate like this."
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"[Poppyfrost] was fighting beside Honeyfern. Together, the sisters were driving a Dark Forest tom toward the fallen beech. Taking it in turns, they jabbed and swiped as though they'd been training together for moons."
Dovewing watching Poppyfrost and Honeyfern during the battle in The Last Hope, page 312



Poppyfrost is a sleek,[6] slender, dappled,[7] pale tortoiseshell-and-white she-cat.[8]

Poppyfrost is a ThunderClan warrior that has served under Firestar's, Bramblestar's, the impostor's, Squirrelflight's, Lionblaze's, and Graystripe's leaderships in the lake territories. She was born as Poppykit to Sorreltail and Brackenfur along with Honeykit, Cinderkit, and Molekit. She was apprenticed to Thornclaw as Poppypaw, and later earned her warrior name, Poppyfrost. She fell in love with Berrynose, but hid her feelings due to his preference for her sister, Honeyfern. However, after Honeyfern's unexpected death, she became Berrynose's mate. Even so, Poppyfrost feared that Berrynose would never love her as he loved her sister, and attempted to contact Honeyfern at the Moonpool. But eventually, her fears were put to rest, and she gave birth to two kits, Molekit and Cherrykit, and has since mentored her younger sister Lilyheart. During the impostor's reign, Berrynose is named deputy, but is later exiled for failing to protect his leader, much to Poppyfrost's horror. Berrynose is later killed in a battle against the impostor. When the Clan fell into further turmoil following Ashfur's defeat, Poppyfrost remained shy during the Clan's arguments.

History

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The New Prophecy

Poppykit is born to Sorreltail and Brackenfur along with Molekit, Cinderkit, and Honeykit during the battle against the badgers. Her aunt, Cinderpelt, is killed protecting Sorreltail and her kits.

Power of Three

"It's okay, little one. You can go with Jaypaw. There is a place here for you, but not yet. Take her home."
―Spottedleaf to Poppypaw and Jaypaw The Sight, page 321
Poppypaw and her sisters have become apprentices, Poppypaw being mentored by her uncle, Thornclaw. However, their brother Molepaw is revealed to have died of greencough. Poppypaw herself catches greencough soon after, only surviving when Jaypaw enters her dreams to lead her away from StarClan. When her sister, Cinderpaw, falls from the Sky Oak, Poppypaw begs Leafpool not to let her die. She becomes a warrior named Poppyfrost, alongside Honeyfern, though Cinderpaw remains an apprentice due to her injuries. When Honeyfern is killed protecting Briarkit from a snake, Poppyfrost attends her vigil devastated. In the time after, she becomes close to Honeyfern's former mate, Berrynose.

Omen of the Stars

"I wanted to see Honeyfern so much. I miss her more than I can say, and I don't blame her that Berrynose doesn't love me. I always loved him, even when he was with Honeyfern. But I would never have tried to take him away from her! Then when she died, I thought that he might love me after all... but he doesn't."
―Poppyfrost to Jayfeather The Fourth Apprentice, page 236
Poppyfrost has become mates with Berrynose, and is expecting his kits. However, she fears that her mate does not really love her, like he loved Honeyfern, and travels to the Moonpool in an attempt to contact her sister. She is followed by Jayfeather, who tries to convince her to come home, but they are attacked by Breezepelt and the spirit of Brokenstar. Unseen by Poppyfrost, Honeyfern's spirit appears to fight them off. Honeyfern tells Jayfeather that although Berrynose does love her sister, he fears losing Poppyfrost as he lost her. Poppyfrost gives birth to two kits, Molekit, named after her brother, and Cherrykit. After the kits are apprenticed, Poppyfrost is relieved to return to her warrior duties. Her parents have another litter, Lilykit and Seedkit. Poppyfrost fights alongside the spirit of Honeyfern during the Great Battle.

A Vision of Shadows

"Ivypool's right. This is no time to weaken our Clan by sending warriors away."
―Poppyfrost about looking for SkyClan Shattered Sky, page 59
Poppyfrost is on the patrol that encounters Alderpaw after he had gone missing, admiring the young tom's courage. When the threat posed by Darktail's rogues intensifies, Bramblestar sends her on a patrol to warn RiverClan. She is dubious when Twigpaw wishes to search for her mother, doubting that the apprentice could find anything that Squirrelflight's patrol could not. After the truth about SkyClan is revealed, Poppyfrost disagrees with sending a patrol to find them, as less warriors at home would weaken the Clan. She further helps during the mudslide, getting the elders to safety, and later helping Alderheart when Snowbush begins having seizures, though he does not survive.

The Broken Code

"Surely, without StarClan to guide us, we'd be rogues?"
―Poppyfrost when the Clan argues about StarClan's absence Darkness Within, page 67
Poppyfrost and her patrol find Rootpaw waiting at the border with prey for Bristlepaw as thanks for saving his life when he fell into the lake. Poppyfrost is dubious of Rootpaw's intentions, but leads him to camp and fetches Bristlepaw. After Bramblestar is revived, he begins manipulating the warrior code for his own gain and punishing the codebreakers, including changing the warrior code so he and Squirrelflight can eat first after Poppyfrost and her patrol return with a bounty of prey. Her mate, Berrynose, is named deputy but is later exiled for failing to protect his leader, much to Poppyfrost's dismay. Her mate is later killed by Tawnypelt in a battle against the impostor. When the impostor is defeated and revealed to be Ashfur, Poppyfrost and a few older warriors appear nervous of their former Clanmate's return.

Super Editions

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

"Berrynose, I'll never forget seeing you with that bramble stuck in your fur! You looked like a hedgehog!"
―Poppyfrost recalling a funny memory Bramblestar's Storm, page 436
In Bramblestar's Storm, Poppyfrost has become mentor to her younger sister, Lilypaw. They train often along with Bumblestripe and his apprentice, Seedpaw; unfortunately, Seedpaw dies drowning. When WindClan claims the stream separating them from ThunderClan territory, Poppyfrost battles Leaftail. She later participates in the battle against the badgers, and her apprentice gains her warrior name, Lilyheart.

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Official art

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Ceremonies

Poppyfrost's warrior ceremony
Firestar: I, Firestar, leader of ThunderClan, call upon my warrior ancestors to look down on these apprentices. They have trained hard to understand the ways of your noble code, and I commend them to you as a warrior in their turn. Poppypaw and Honeypaw, do you promise to uphold the warrior code and to protect and defend your Clan, even at the cost of your lives?
Poppypaw and Honeypaw: I do.
Firestar: Then by the powers of StarClan, I give you your warrior names. Poppypaw, from this moment you will be known as Poppyfrost. StarClan honors your courage and initiative. Honeypaw, from this moment you will be known as Honeyfern. StarClan honors your intelligence and kindness.
Everyone: Poppyfrost! Honeyfern! Poppyfrost! Honeyfern!
Reference: Eclipse, pages 89-90

Family

Poppyfrost's parents are Brackenfur and Sorreltail. Her littermates are Cinderheart, Honeyfern and Molepaw, and her younger siblings are Lilyheart and Seedpaw. Her mate is Berrynose, and Molewhisker and Cherryfall are their children. For more of Poppyfrost's family, click here!

Appearances


Trivia

Interesting facts

  • She is said to look like a "tiny copy" of Sorreltail as a kit.[1]

Mistakes

  • She is mistakenly listed as a queen in The Last Hope,[9] despite the fact her kits were apprenticed in The Forgotten Warrior.[10]
  • She was mistakenly called by her apprentice name after she became a warrior.[11]
  • She was mistakenly called a tom.[12]

Quotes

Lionpaw: "But Poppypaw looks as calm as a vixen."
Hollypaw: "Nothing fazes Poppypaw."
—Lionpaw and Hollypaw about Poppypaw before her assessment Eclipse, page 74


Berrynose: "Where have you been? I've been worried out of my fur!"
Poppyfrost: "It doesn't matter. I'm back now."
Berrynose: "I couldn't bear to lose you, too."
Poppyfrost: "Don't worry. I'm not going anywhere."
Berrynose: "Yes you are, you're going straight back to the nursery."
—Poppyfrost and Berrynose The Fourth Apprentice, page 274


"Molekit! Cherrykit's your sister. You must encourage her, not tease! True warriors help their Clanmates."
―Poppyfrost to Molekit Fading Echoes, page 26


"Those cats need to prove they can be trusted."
―Poppyfrost about the former Dark Forest trainees Dovewing's Silence, page chapter 5

External links

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Revealed in Sunset, page 27
  2. 2.0 2.1 Revealed in The Sight, allegiances
  3. Revealed in Eclipse, pages 89-90
  4. Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, allegiances
  5. Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, allegiances
  6. Revealed in Eclipse, page 86
  7. Revealed in The Sight, page 66
  8. Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, allegiances
  9. Revealed in The Last Hope, allegiances
  10. Revealed in The Forgotten Warrior, allegiances
  11. Revealed in Eclipse, page 120
  12. Revealed in The Ultimate Guide, page 43
Logo-thunderclan.png ThunderClan cats
Leader Graystripe
Deputy Lionblaze
Medicine cats JayfeatherAlderheart
Warriors ThornclawWhitewingBirchfallMousewhisker (Baypaw)PoppyfrostCinderheart (Finchpaw)BumblestripeBlossomfallIvypoolCherryfallMolewhiskerLilyheart (Flamepaw)DewnoseStormcloudFernsongSorrelstripeHollytuftSparkpeltHoneyfurLeafshadeTwigbranchFinleapEaglewing (Myrtlepaw)PlumstoneShellfurBristlefrostThriftearFlipclaw
Apprentices BaypawMyrtlepawFlamepawFinchpaw
Queens DaisySpotfur
Kits N/A
Elders BrackenfurBrightheartCloudtail
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