|"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 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 fathered Brindleface's kits, Ashfur, Ferncloud, Elderkit and Tulipkit before later mentoring Sandstorm and Brightheart. He later became mates with Willowpelt and the two had three kits, Sorrelkit, Sootkit, and Rainkit. Despite blaming himself for Bluestar's death, Whitestorm 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.
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- "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
- 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.
- "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
- Whitestorm is a big, thick-furred, long-bodied, and muscular, snowy-white tom with yellow eyes, the color of sunbaked sand. He has tufted ears, one of which has a scar behind them.
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|Whitestorm's warrior ceremony|
|Whitestorm's deputy ceremony|
- Whitestorm's parents are Snowfur and Thistleclaw. Through Brindleface, Whitestorm fathered Ashfur, Ferncloud, Elderkit, Tulipkit, and he fathered Sootfur, Rainwhisker, and Sorreltail with Willowpelt. For more of Whitestorm's family, click here!
- Crookedstar's Promise
- Bluestar's Prophecy
- Spottedleaf's Heart
- Redtail's Debt
- Into the Wild (First appearance)
- Fire and Ice
- Forest of Secrets
- Rising Storm
- Tigerclaw's Fury
- A Dangerous Path
- The Darkest Hour †
- Blackfoot's Reckoning (Allegiance only)
- Firestar's Quest (Mentioned only)
- Graystripe's Vow (Mentioned only)
- SkyClan's Destiny
- Shattered Peace
- Long Shadows
- Sign of the Moon
- The Forgotten Warrior (Vision or Dream)
- Ravenpaw's Farewell
- The Last Hope
- Squirrelflight's Hope (Mentioned only)
- Secrets of the Clans (Retconned)
- Cats of the Clans (Mentioned only)
- Code of the Clans
- Battles of the Clans (Mentioned only)
- The Ultimate Guide (Mentioned only)
- Whitestorm has WindClan blood through Windflight.
- Whitestorm was the only cat Bluestar trusted in the last three books of The Prophecies Begin.
- While Whitestorm was originally not related to Bluestar, he was revealed to be the sole kit of Snowfur, Bluestar's sister.
- Whitestorm is from one of the few single-kit litters in the series.
- Whitestorm has mistakenly been described with blue eyes in Bluestar's Prophecy, Rising Storm, and The Darkest Hour, the last of which is corrected in the reprinted edition, and has also been depicted with blue eyes in Shattered Peace.
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.
- Tigerpaw: "This is going to be so easy."
- Whitepaw: "Don't be so sure."
- 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."
- 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
- (Indirect mention only)
- (Mentioned only)
- 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.
- Revealed in The Darkest Hour, page 301
- Revealed in Into the Wild, allegiances
- Revealed in The Darkest Hour, page 210
- Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 327
- Revealed in The Darkest Hour, page 296
- Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 402
- Revealed in Into the Wild, page 29
- Revealed in The Darkest Hour, page 77
- Revealed in Forest of Secrets, allegiances
- Revealed in The Darkest Hour, page 297
- Revealed in Rising Storm, page 12
- Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 328
- Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 404
- Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 453
- Revealed in Erin Hunter Chat 1
- Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, allegiances
- Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 350
- Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 340
- Revealed in Rising Storm, page 303
- Revealed in The Darkest Hour, page 245
- Revealed in Ravenpaw's Path, page 81
- Revealed in Secrets of the Clans