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"If wishes were prey, we'd eat like lions come leaf-bare. But we'd die of boredom! You know that's not what the life of the Clans is like. The warrior code guides us through the dark times, the cold and the hunger. And the good times seem all the sweeter for it. Have faith, Bluestar. We'll survive."
— Whitestorm to Bluestar in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 513

Whitestorm is a snowy[12]-white tom[2] with yellow eyes.[8]

Whitestorm was a ThunderClan deputy under Firestar's leadership in the forest territories. He was born as Whitekit to Snowfur and Thistleclaw, and shortly thereafter, his mother was killed by a monster. He was then fostered by Robinwing alongside Brindlekit and Frostkit; however, it was Bluefur who mainly took care of him. He was apprenticed as Whitepaw to Patchpelt and later earned his warrior name, Whitestorm. He mentored Sandstorm and Brightheart before becoming mates with Willowpelt, and the two had three kits, Sorrelkit, Sootkit, and Rainkit. Despite blaming himself for Bluestar's death, he was chosen as Firestar's first deputy, and fought in the battle against BloodClan; however, when he was killed by Bone, Whitestorm chose Graystripe as his successor, and ascended to StarClan.

History

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The Prophecies Begin

"Whitestorm was experienced, wise, and brave. When Firestar had been made deputy, he had shown not a scrap of the resentment that a lesser cat might have felt. He had supported him from the beginning, and he was the cat Firestar naturally turned to when he needed advice. He was old, yes, but still strong and active. There were a good few moons left before he would be joining the elders in their den."
—Firestar's thoughts about Whitestorm The Darkest Hour, page 75
Whitestorm is a senior warrior and has an apprentice, Sandpaw. He is one of ThunderClan's wisest warriors, and Bluestar often consults him for advice. He accompanies Lionheart to take the kittypet, Rusty, back to ThunderClan's camp. Firepaw slowly but surely earns the senior warrior's respect. Sandpaw becomes Sandstorm, and Whitestorm is granted a second apprentice, Brightpaw. When Fireheart becomes deputy, Whitestorm shows no resentment even though he was a more popular choice among the Clan. He eventually becomes the sole cat Bluestar trusts and often tries to take care of her, reassuring her when she doubts her own Clan's loyalty. He and his mate, Willowpelt, have three kits, Sorrelkit, Sootkit, and Rainkit.
When Bluestar dies, Whitestorm in particular is devastated, blaming himself for not watching over his beloved aunt. Upon receiving his nine lives, Firestar appoints Whitestorm as the Clan deputy. Whitestorm is pleasantly surprised and humbly accepts the position. His former apprentice, Brightpaw, who gained the name of Lostface upon being scarred by dogs, is given the new warrior name of Brightheart, much to Whitestorm's content. However, the new deputy is killed in the battle against BloodClan by Bone. Before he passes, he tells Firestar that he wishes for Graystripe to succeed him as deputy, knowing that the gray tom was Firestar's best friend, before he succumbs to his wounds and dies.

Super Editions

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

"I remember [Snowfur's] smell and the warmth of lying beside her. Having you around kept her memory alive. You carried the same scent and sometimes, even now, I see my mother in the twitch of your whiskers or the flick of your tail."
—Whitestorm to Bluestar Bluestar's Prophecy, pages 511-512
In Bluestar's Prophecy, Whitekit is the son of Thistleclaw and Snowfur. He befriends Tigerkit, the only other kit in the nursery, and the two maintain their competitive friendship throughout their apprenticeship. While chasing off ShadowClan warriors off of their territory with Bluefur, Snowfur is killed by a monster, which traumatizes Whitekit. Thistleclaw blames Bluefur for leaving Whitekit without a mother and orders her to stay away from his son. Robinwing offers to nurse him in the meantime. Goosefeather warns Bluefur of Thistleclaw's influence, so Bluefur fosters Whitekit and raises him to become a wise and patient tom. Patchpelt mentors him, a choice Bluefur approves of, and he earns his warrior name, Whitestorm. He and Bluefur remain close when she becomes deputy, and eventually, leader of ThunderClan.

Detailed description

Whitestorm is a big,[2] thick-furred, long-bodied, and muscular,[8] snowy[12]-white tom[2] with yellow eyes,[8] the color of sunbaked sand.[8] He has tufted ears,[13] one of which has a scar behind them.[14]

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Official art

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Ceremonies

Whitestorm's warrior ceremony
Sunstar: StarClan honors you for your wisdom and your loyalty. I name you Whitestorm.
Everyone: Whitestorm! Whitestorm!
Reference: Bluestar's Prophecy, page 402


Whitestorm's deputy ceremony
Firestar: The time has come to appoint a new deputy. I say these words before StarClan, that the spirits of our ancestors may hear and approve my choice. Whitestorm will be the new deputy of ThunderClan.
Whitestorm: Firestar, cats of ThunderClan, I never expected to be given this honor. I swear by StarClan that I will do all I can to serve you.
Everyone: Whitestorm!
Reference: The Darkest Hour, pg 77

Family

Whitestorm's parents are Snowfur and Thistleclaw. His mate is Willowpelt, and Sootfur, Rainwhisker, and Sorreltail are their children. For more of Whitestorm's family, click here!

Appearances


Trivia

Interesting facts

  • Whitestorm has WindClan blood through Windflight.[15]
  • Whitestorm was the only cat Bluestar trusted in the last three books of The Prophecies Begin.[16]
  • While Whitestorm was originally not related to Bluestar,[16] he was revealed to be the sole kit of Snowfur,[4] Bluestar's sister.[17]
  • Whitestorm is one of the few single-litter kits in the series.[4]

Mistakes

Continuity

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

  • In Secrets of the Clans, a 2007 field guide, Brightpaw hopes her mentor, Whitestorm, would be proud of them when she and Swiftpaw saved the Clan. He is also listed as one of Firestar's deputies. His mother, Snowfur, reflects how that she wishes she could have been there to raise Whitestorm, and see his warrior ceremony, but she watched his ceremony from StarClan.[23]
  • On the Warriors website family tree, Whitestorm is Brindleface's mate, and their kits are Ashfur, Ferncloud, Elderkit, and Tulipkit.[24]

Quotes

Tigerpaw: "This is going to be so easy."
Whitepaw: "Don't be so sure."
—Tigerpaw and Whitepaw facing off during battle training Spottedleaf's Heart, page chapter 6


"I am no medicine cat; I cannot read the stars like Yellowfang or Cinderpelt, but I have always been willing to trust our warrior ancestors, wherever they might lead our Clan."
—Whitestorm to Fireheart about the warrior code Rising Storm, page 163


"Firestar, I just wanted to say that Bluestar couldn't have led us better in these terrible days. I've been proud to serve as your deputy."
—Whitestorm to Firestar before the battle with BloodClan The Darkest Hour, pages 283-284


Whitestorm: "Good-bye, Firestar."
Firestar: "Whitestorm, no! Graystripe, find Cinderpelt."
Whitestorm: "Too late. I go to hunt with StarClan."
Firestar: "You can't—the Clan needs you! I need you!"
Whitestorm: "You will find others... Trust your heart, Firestar. You have always known that Graystripe is the cat StarClan destined to be your deputy."
—Whitestorm talking to Firestar before he dies The Darkest Hour, page 296


"We have never forgotten you...we have watched over you, and rejoiced in the happiness you have found with Barley. I am only sorry we could not spare you the pain you suffered in ThunderClan."
—Whitestorm apologizing to Ravenpaw Ravenpaw's Farewell, page chapter 10

External links

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Revealed in The Darkest Hour, page 301
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Revealed in Into the Wild, allegiances
  3. Revealed in The Darkest Hour, page 210
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 327
  5. Tigerstar is mentioned to have reached his first moon when Snowfur announces she is expecting, making Whitestorm at least three moons younger than the tom.[4]
  6. 6.0 6.1 Revealed in The Darkest Hour, page 296
  7. 7.0 7.1 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 402
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 Revealed in Into the Wild, page 29
  9. 9.0 9.1 Revealed in The Darkest Hour, page 77
  10. Revealed in Forest of Secrets, allegiances
  11. Revealed in The Darkest Hour, page 297
  12. 12.0 12.1 Revealed in Rising Storm, page 12
  13. 13.0 13.1 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 328
  14. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 404
  15. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 453
  16. 16.0 16.1 Revealed in Erin Hunter Chat 1
  17. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, allegiances
  18. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 350
  19. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 340
  20. Revealed in Rising Storm, page 303
  21. Revealed in Rising Storm, page 463
  22. Revealed in The Darkest Hour, page 000
  23. Revealed in Secrets of the Clans
  24. Revealed on the Warriors website family tree (screenshot)
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