This page contains the trivia for Thistleclaw.


Author statements

  • Vicky says that Thistleclaw was originally in StarClan and gave Tigerstar one of his nine lives, but when Bluestar joined StarClan, "she must have chased Thistleclaw to the Dark Forest."[1] However, in The Ultimate Guide, Thistleclaw is not shown anywhere during Tigerstar's leadership ceremony.[2]
    • Vicky has since then contradicted her original statement, saying that Thistleclaw went to the Dark Forest right away.[3]
  • 'Thistleclaw' is the first name Cherith came up with.[4]
  • When asked by a fan, Vicky said she hadn't thought about writing anymore about Thistleclaw but thought it would be a good idea.[5]

Interesting facts

  • Thistleclaw has WindClan blood because his father, Windflight, is half WindClan.[6]
  • Thistleclaw's greatest fear is for Bluefur to be chosen as deputy instead of him. [7]
  • Thistleclaw’s name was suggested by Bluestar because of his spiky fur.[8]


  • He was accidentally described as a dark brown tabby,[9] gray-white,[10] and pale.[11]
  • He has been mistakenly described with green eyes.[12]
  • In The Rise of Scourge, he is depicted as a non-tabby with a dark foreleg, tail, and back foot, a white tail tip, a white marking on his muzzle, and white markings around his eyes.[13]


The following information is from sources considered non-canon or retconned.

  • In Secrets of the Clans, a 2007 field guide, Owlstar says that if Bluestar had stayed in the nursery with her three kits, Thistleclaw would have become deputy. Owlstar also asks other StarClan cats who would have wanted to see more cats joining StarClan because of the battles Thistleclaw would have started.[14]
  • On the Warriors website family tree, Thistleclaw's grandkits through Whitestorm are Ashfur, Ferncloud, Elderkit and Tulipkit.[15]

Notes and references

  1. Revealed on Vicky's facebook page
  2. Revealed in The Ultimate Guide, pages 88-97
  3. Revealed on Vicky's Facebook
  4. Revealed in Erin Hunter Chat 1
  5. Revealed on Vicky's Facebook
  6. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 452
  7. Vicky's Facebook
  8. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, chapter 3
  9. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, pages 471-472
  10. Revealed in Sign of the Moon, page 62
  11. Revealed in Spottedleaf's Heart, chapter 4
  12. Revealed in Night Whispers, page 80
  13. Revealed in The Rise of Scourge, page 33
  14. Revealed in Secrets of the Clans
  15. Revealed on the Warriors website family tree (screenshot)
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