While watching Houndleap fighting Thistleclaw, Spottedpaw confusedly asks if she's in StarClan, and if she's dead. Batear tells her that she isn't dead, and Spottedpaw jumps when she realizes half of his face is scarred. Spottedpaw asks him why she's there, to which Batear shrugs and explains that Mapleshade sometimes brings cats there to train, though he points out she may have made a mistake with Spottedpaw.
He lets out a rasping sound, until Spottedpaw recognizes it as laughter. Spottedpaw says she didn't imagine StarClan to be this way, but Batear's attention is caught by the fighting cats, and he ignores her.
He was called Batear for his very good hearing.