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"All your training isn’t a waste if you can use it for the good of your Clan. And maybe one day you’ll find the right mate. You’re a young cat; there’s no rush. Meanwhile, your Clan needs you."
— Rosepetal to Bristlefrost in Lost Stars, page 170-171

Rosepetal is a lithe,[9] dark cream she-cat[1] with amber eyes.[10]

Rosepetal is a ThunderClan warrior that has served under Firestar and Bramblestar's leaderships in the lake territories. She is born as Rosekit to Daisy and Spiderleg, with her brother Toadkit. While she and Toadkit enjoy themselves as kits, Spiderleg is awkward and does not know how to act around them, leaving them without much of a father figure. She is later given Squirrelflight as her mentor, and becomes Rosepetal. She is later given her first apprentice of Molewhisker, and participates in the Great Battle. She is soon granted her second apprentice of Fernsong, and later, Larksong. After surviving a sickness, Rosepetal is given her fourth apprentice, Stemleaf, and then later on, Bristlefrost, having grown wiser with each mentorship.

History

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Power of Three

"I want to see the kits!"
—Rosekit as Millie is kitting Eclipse, page 155
Rosekit, along with her brother Toadkit, are born to Daisy and Spiderleg. Spiderleg is generally awkward around his kits and does not interact with them as much as Daisy would like him to. Rosekit befriends Bumblekit, Blossomkit and Briarkit when they are born. She is one of the many cats who catches greencough and Honeyfern promises Daisy she'll look after Rosekit.

Omen of the Stars

"She's a skilled and swift fighter, and I know she'll pass her training on to you."
—Firestar to Molepaw about Rosepetal The Forgotten Warrior, page 50
Having completed her warrior training under Squirrelflight, Rosepetal is introduced as one of ThunderClan's youngest warriors. When a tree falls on ThunderClan's camp, Firestar orders her to crawl through the tree branches to retrieve Jayfeather's herbs since she is slim like her father. She participates in the battle against ShadowClan and successfully overcomes Snowbird. Dovewing believes Rosepetal likes Foxleap since she was always backing him up, though nothing becomes of this crush. Later on, she is given her first apprentice of Molepaw, her half-nephew, and defends him from a fox. When Dovewing snaps at Bumblestripe, Rosepetal encourages her to try being nicer to him. She participates in the Great Battle, and is sent to help RiverClan with Foxleap and Toadstep.

A Vision of Shadows

"Pay no attention to [Jayfeather]. We’re all really pleased for you, Twigpaw."
—Rosepetal to Twigbranch after hearing she will become a warrior River of Fire, page 233
Rosepetal is revealed to have mentored Fernsong, and her father, Spiderleg, has died due to greencough. She helps fight against Darktail's band of rogues when they attack WindClan. She becomes the mentor to Larksong, and questions if Twigkit was really part of the prophecy. After Larksong becomes a warrior, Rosepetal mentors her fourth apprentice, Stempaw. She falls sick to an unnamed sickness that swept through the Clans, but survives and is pleased when Twigpaw announces she will become a warrior.

The Broken Code

"We help cats in trouble, no matter what their Clan,"
—Rosepetal to Eaglewing Lost Stars, page 31
Now mentoring Bristlepaw, Rosepetal is shown to be a calm, collected, and wise mentor. When Bristlefrost becomes depressed after Stemleaf rejects her, the former confides in Rosepetal. Rosepetal explains to her former apprentice that she experienced what she feeling once, but that she was young and should focus on being a warrior, as there's plenty of time in her life.

Super Editions

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"Why should we risk injury to help ShadowClan? What have they ever done for us?"
—Rosepetal Bramblestar's Storm, page 309
In Bramblestar's Storm, Rosepetal's half-sister, Hazeltail, and brother, Toadstep, have died due to greencough. During the flooding, Squirrelflight comforts her as they climb up the cliffs surrounding the camp. She objects to aiding ShadowClan, and participates in the battle against the badgers. Rosepetal aids in restoring the camp, and it is also implied she has feelings for Bumblestripe in conversation with Blossomfall. In the manga, Bramblestar gives her Fernpaw as an apprentice.

Trivia

Interesting facts

  • Vicky has confirmed that she had once thought Foxleap and Rosepetal might become mates, but after her editor told her they were related she had to do some rewriting.[11]
  • She has loner blood through Daisy.[12]
  • Rosepetal and Tawnypelt are tied for mentoring the most cats in the series, with Rosepetal mentoring Molewhisker, Fernsong, Larksong, Stemleaf and Bristlefrost, respectively. [4][5][6][7][8]

Mistakes

  • She is mistakenly shown as light-colored.[13]

Character pixels

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Official art

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Quotes

"Rosepetal was a good warrior. Still, Dovepaw hoped that she would never be too moony about a tom cat to stop thinking for herself."
—Dovepaw's thoughts Fading Echoes, page 102


"Yes, but I was hoping you'd have as good a nose for moss as you do for prey."
—Rosepetal to Dovepaw Fading Echoes, page 181


"What could happen here? Even the bees are sleepy!"
—Rosepetal to Lionblaze, Cinderheart, and Toadstep Sign of the Moon, page 163


"It's obvious he likes you! You don't have to keep biting his head off. He's your Clanmate, not prey!"
—Rosepetal to Dovewing about Bumblestripe The Last Hope, page 143 and 144


Rosepetal: "What's this I hear, that Bumblestripe and Dovewing aren't mates anymore?"
Blossomfall: "That's right. But I never did think Dovewing was right for my brother. She's always been a bit...different, hasn’t she?"
Rosepetal: "I'm sure Bumblestripe will find another mate soon. He's so nice."
Blossomfall: "I'll put in a good word for you, if you like!"
—Rosepetal and Blossomfall after they hear Dovewing and Bumblestripe aren't mates anymore Bramblestar's Storm, page 449

External links

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Revealed in Outcast, allegiances
  2. 2.0 2.1 Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, page 7
  3. Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, allegiances
  4. 4.0 4.1 Revealed in The Forgotten Warrior, page 50
  5. 5.0 5.1 Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, page 10
  6. 6.0 6.1 Revealed in Thunder and Shadow, page 235
  7. 7.0 7.1 Revealed in River of Fire, chapter 15
  8. 8.0 8.1 Revealed in Lost Stars, allegiances
  9. Revealed in Fading Echoes, page 147
  10. Revealed in Lost Stars, chapter 3
  11. Revealed on Vicky's Facebook Page
  12. Revealed in Eclipse, page 116
  13. Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, page manga
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