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"ThunderClan is lucky to have them."
Firepaw about Tulipkit and his siblings in Into the Wild, page 227

Tulipkit is a pale gray[1] tom[3] with darker flecks.[4]

History

In The Prophecies Begin arc

Into the Wild

It is mentioned that Brindleface fights bitterly against ShadowClan's attack to protect her unborn kits.
Tulipkit is born to Brindleface and Whitestorm of ThunderClan alongside Elderkit, his other brother and sister. Graypaw tells Firepaw this, declaring to go see them. Whitestorm asks the apprentices if they are coming to see the new kits as they approach the nursery. Firepaw tells Graypaw to go see the kits first and he talks to Yellowfang. The apprentice asks the she-cat if she'll see Brindleface's new kits but the cat refuses. Firepaw declares he is seeing them anyway and it must be a good sign having new kits in the camp.
Bluestar asks Firepaw if he has come to see the new kits, referring to them as ThunderClan's newest warriors. Firepaw is suprised by her tiredness, thinking that the kits are supposed to be good news for the Clan. Firepaw replies he has and Bluestar tells him to see her when he has finished seeing the kits.
Graypaw remarks the kits are really cute before Firepaw sees the them. They are warmly huddled in a nest, and it's noted that most have pale gray fur with darker flecks. All kits' eyes are tight shut and they squirm and mewl against their mother. Brindleface is looking proudly at her kits, declaring they are strong and healthy. Firepaw agrees that the Clan is lucky to have them and remarks he was just talking about them with Yellowfang.
Firepaw comments to Bluestar that the kits are lovely. Bluestar notes although they are lovely, they're more mouths to feed before dismissing her words.

Fire and Ice

Tulipkit is seen with his remaining siblings, following Brindleface out of the nursery. Elderkit had died, which has caused Brindleface to love Tulipkit and his siblings even more fiercely.
Speckletail mentions that greencough is in the nursery, and Tulipkit and one his siblings are infected. Fireheart asks if they will die. Speckletail admits they might, but points out leaf-bare always brings the disease.
Tulipkit and his sick sibling are spotted by Fireheart right away in the medicine den. They are quiet as they lay in a bracken nest, noses and eyes streaming as they cough. Later, Yellowfang curls up around the kits. Their eyes are closed as they squirm in their nest.
Frostfur reveals that Tulipkit had died the previous night. Fireheart remembers the kit and his sick sibling and not knowing it was him, wonders which kit had died.
When Fireheart brings his sister's son for Brindleface to care for, Frostfur appeals to Brindleface's grief for Tulipkit. She explains she knows the white kit will not replace her son, but he needs her care. Brindleface agrees to foster the kit.

Trivia

Interesting Facts

  • It can be deduced that Tulipkit is the one of Brindleface's kits that died of greencough[3] as he is seen as alive after Elderkit died.[5]

Mistakes

  • He is mistakenly shown without darker flecks.[1]

Official art

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Kin

Members

Father:

Whitestorm:[1] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Mother:

Brindleface:[6] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Brothers:

Ashfur:[6] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Elderkit:[1] Deceased, residence unknown

Sister:

Ferncloud:[6] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Half-sister:

Sorreltail:[7] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Half-brothers:

Rainwhisker:[7] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Sootfur:[7] Deceased, verified StarClan member
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Grandfathers:
Fuzzypelt:[1] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Thistleclaw:[8] Deceased, verified Place of No Stars member

Grandmothers:

Robinwing:[9] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Snowfur:[8] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Great-grandmothers:

Moonflower:[10] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Poppydawn:[11] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Great-grandfathers:

Stormtail:[12] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Windflight:[13] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Great-great-grandfathers:

Rooktail:[14] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Eaglestorm:[15] Status unknown

Great-great-grandmothers:

Fallowsong:[16] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Daisytoe:[17] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Squirrelwhisker:[15] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Uncles:

Dustpelt:[1] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Ravenpaw:[1] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Aunt:

Frostfur:[9] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Aunts/uncles:

Cherrypaw:[1] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Chestnutkit:[1] Status unknown

Half-uncle:

Longtail:[18] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Nephews:

Shrewpaw:[19] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Spiderleg:[19] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Birchfall:[20] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Foxleap:[21] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Nieces:

Hollykit:[20] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Larchkit:[20] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Icecloud:[21] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Half-nieces:

Squirrelflight:[22] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Leafpool:[22] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Grandnephew:

Toadstep:[23] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Grandnieces:

Rosepetal:[23] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Ivypool:[24] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Dovewing:[24] Living (As of Lost Stars)

Great-grandnieces:

Lightleap:[25] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Pouncestep:[25] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Thriftear:[26] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Bristlefrost:[26] Living (As of Lost Stars)

Great-grandnephews:

Shadowpaw:[25] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Flipclaw:[26] Living (As of Lost Stars)

First cousins:

Cinderpelt[27] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Brightheart[28] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Thornclaw[28] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Brackenfur:[27] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Shrewpaw:[29] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Spiderleg:[29] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Birchfall:[30] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Hollykit:[30] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Larchkit:[30] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Icecloud:[31] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Foxleap:[31] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Second cousins:

Stonefur:[32] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Mosskit:[32] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Mistystar:[32] Living (As of Lost Stars)

Tree

    = Male

    = Female

    = Gender Unknown


Quotes

"As you wish. But I’m going to see them. It must be a good sign, having new kits in the camp."
—Firepaw to Yellowfang about Tulipkit and his siblings Into the Wild, page 226


"Surely the kits were good news for ThunderClan?"
—Firepaw's thoughts on Tulipkit and his siblings Into the Wild, page 226


"They’re really cute."
—Graypaw about Tulipkit and his siblings Into the Wild, page 227


Firepaw: "How are you feeling?"
Brindleface: "A little tired. But the kits are all strong and healthy."
Firepaw: "ThunderClan is lucky to have them."
—Firepaw and Brindleface about Tulipkit and his siblings Into the Wild, page 227


Firepaw: "Brindleface’s kits are lovely."
Bluestar: "Lovely they may be, but they mean more mouths to feed."
—Firepaw and Bluestar about Tulipkit and his siblings Into the Wild, page 228


Speckletail: "There’s greencough in the nursery. Two of Brindleface’s kits are sick."
Fireheart: "Greencough! Will they die?"
Speckletail: "They might. But leaf-bare always brings greencough."
—Speckletail and Fireheart about Tulipkit and his sick sibling Fire and Ice, page 188


"[Fireheart] spotted Brindleface’s poor kits straightaway. They lay quietly in a bracken nest, coughing, their noses and eyes streaming."
—narrator on Tulipkit and his sick sibling Fire and Ice, page 196


"One of Brindleface’s kits died last night."
—Frostfur to Fireheart about Tulipkit Fire and Ice, page 227

Notes and references

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 Revealed on the Warriors website family tree
  2. Revealed in Fire and Ice, page 118
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Revealed in Fire and Ice, page 227
  4. Revealed in Into the Wild, page 226
  5. Revealed in Fire and Ice, page 112
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Revealed in Rising Storm, pages 41-42
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 120
  8. 8.0 8.1 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 327
  9. 9.0 9.1 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 329
  10. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 8
  11. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 47
  12. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 19
  13. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 315
  14. Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, chapter 1
  15. 15.0 15.1 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 453
  16. Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, allegiances
  17. Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, chapter 4
  18. Revealed on Vicky's Facebook page
  19. 19.0 19.1 Revealed in Rising Storm, page 42
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 Revealed in Midnight, page 84
  21. 21.0 21.1 Revealed in The Sight, page 5
  22. 22.0 22.1 Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 509
  23. 23.0 23.1 Revealed in Outcast, page 8
  24. 24.0 24.1 Revealed in Sunrise, page 317
  25. 25.0 25.1 25.2 Revealed in Tigerheart's Shadow, chapter 18
  26. 26.0 26.1 26.2 Revealed in River of Fire, page 203
  27. 27.0 27.1 Revealed in Fire and Ice, pages 95-97
  28. 28.0 28.1 Revealed in Forest of Secrets, pages 62-63
  29. 29.0 29.1 Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 19
  30. 30.0 30.1 30.2 Revealed in Midnight, page 12
  31. 31.0 31.1 Revealed in The Sight, allegiances
  32. 32.0 32.1 32.2 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 465
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