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"All warriors are nervous before battle—if not for themselves, then for their denmates and their whole Clan. It makes their senses sharper and their claws fiercer, and it gives them hunger for victory."
— Moonflower to Bluepaw and Snowpaw in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 108
Moonflower
Moonflower.star
Affiliations
Current: ThunderClan[1]
Cause of Death
Cause of Death: Killed by Hawkheart[2]
Post-Death
Residence: StarClan[3]
Names
Apprentice:
Queen:
Warrior:
Moonpaw[4]
Moonflower[1]
Moonflower[5]
Family
Mother:
Father
Brother:
Mate:
Daughters:
Unnamed she-cat
Unnamed tom
Goosefeather
Stormtail
Bluestar, Snowfur
Book Appearances
Living: Secrets of the Clans, Tallstar's Revenge, Yellowfang's Secret, Crookedstar's Promise, Bluestar's Prophecy
Dead: Bluestar's Prophecy

Moonflower is a sleek[6] silver-gray she-cat[1] with dark stripes,[6] pale yellow eyes,[1] a face that narrows towards her muzzle, gently tapered ears,[6] soft belly fur,[7] and soft paws.[8]




History

In the Super Edition Arc

Tallstar's Revenge

Moonpaw is seen with two other apprentices, crowded around Shrewpaw as he brags about the agility of WindClan cats. Moonpaw lashes her tail and says he's as puffed up as the sheep that live on the moor. Stormtail comes over to silence her, reminding her of the truce. She protests, saying Shrewpaw was being a show-off and that all WindClan cats are show-offs. 
Hawkheart calls to the warrior that hushed the apprentices, asking if ThunderClan can't keep it's 'paws under control. Moonpaw growls at him, telling him not to worry and that she won't break the truce before stalking away, and Stormtail takes off after her. 

Yellowfang's Secret

Moonflower does not formally appear in Yellowfang's Secret but is listed in the allegiances.

Crookedstar's Promise

Moonflower does not formally appear in Crookedstar's Promise but is listed in the allegiances. She is mentioned when a patrol reports that a WindClan patrol told them ThunderClan invaded their camp. They say that only one warrior died, Moonflower.
She is later mentioned at a Gathering by her daughter Bluepaw, who says that she was killed by Hawkheart in the battle between ThunderClan and WindClan.

Bluestar's Prophecy

Moonflower is first seen when she and the other nursery queens comment on how Bluekit hadn't opened her eyes yet when Snowkit was said to already have, and Swiftbreeze boasts to Moonflower that her kits opened their eyes much earlier.
She is delighted when Bluekit opens her eyes, soon after Snowkit does. Moonflower triumphantly tells Swiftbreeze that she did, and Bluekit says she decided it was time, overhearing her mother and Swiftbreeze's conversation about her eyes.
It is revealed that Moonflower is Goosefeather's littermate when the kits first meet the elders. When Goosefeather tells Snowkit and Bluekit about his role as a medicine cat, Moonflower rolls her eyes. Stormtail, Moonflower's mate and father of her kits, is also mentioned when Moonflower is called over to him and Pinestar. Goosefeather seems to dislike his sister's choice for having Stormtail as her mate.
Moonflower is very protective of her kits, and that is first strongly seen when Snowkit eats poppy seeds. Both Bluekit and Moonflower became very worried for Snowkit.
Moonflower is very proud of Bluekit and Snowkit when they become apprentices. Two days after they are apprenticed, Moonflower guides Bluepaw to the Gathering. When Pinestar announces the new raid on WindClan from the vole, Moonflower asked anxiously if her daughters would participate. The night before the raid on WindClan, she tells Bluepaw that she will always be with her, and promises after the battle they will go collect moss for Bluepaw's and Snowpaw's nests to make them softer.
During the battle, Moonflower tries to destroy WindClan's medicine supply, an order sent by Pinestar. Hawkheart, WindClan's medicine cat, corners her and attacks. Moonflower tries to fight back but is no match for him and is killed from a fatal bite to her neck. Pinestar brings her body to camp and the Clan keeps vigil. Her kits are grief-stricken and mourn her death with the rest of the Clan. Many cats blame Goosefeather for her death. Bluepaw mentions that she was killed by Hawkheart to Crookedpaw at a Gathering.
Moonflower's spirit is seen when Bluefur meets Oakheart at Fourtrees. She and Snowfur sit on the Great Rock looking at Bluefur with great sadness in their eyes. Many times, Bluefur asks for her mother's forgiveness. At the end of the book, Moonflower gives Bluestar one of her nine lives, the gift of love.

In the Field Guide Arc

Secrets of the Clans

In "Bluepaw Speaks: My First Sight of Fourtrees," Moonflower was said to have round and yellow eyes like the moon. She leads her daughter to Fourtrees for the first time, both of them proud.
In "Snowfur Speaks: A Sad, Cold Death," she appears in StarClan, disappointed in Bluefur when she gives up her kits to Oakheart, and is angry that Mosskit died because of it. She also states that Thistleclaw's leadership was to be prevented by this kit. Moonflower also tries to argue with the other StarClan members for Mosskit's safety. When her other daughter, Snowfur, speaks up to take care of Mosskit, Moonflower agrees with the others.

The Ultimate Guide

She is mentioned on Bluestar’s page that she was killed during a raid on WindClan. She is also mentioned on Pinestar’s page that the attack on WindClan’s camp during Pinestar’s leadership was as bloody as Pinestar feared with the death of Moonflower at the claws of warrior-turned-medicine cat Hawkheart.
It is mentioned on Goosefeather’s and Featherwhisker’s page that Goosefeather took a close interest in Bluefur and Snowfur because their mother is Moonflower, Goosefeather’s littermate. It is also mentioned on that page that Bluepaw had no inclination to take Goosefeather’s words seriously after he prompted the battle that led to Moonflower’s death.

Trivia

  • In an Erin Hunter chat, a question was brought up that implied the two different names of Bluestar's mother - Moonflower and Duskflower. It was then revealed that Vicky tried to change Moonflower's name to Duskflower in the Warriors website Q&A because the Erins felt that by using the prefix "Moon-", it would imply that a particular cat had more beauty and significance than its Clanmates. This is most likely because the prefix Moon- is used in StarClan areas, such as the Moonstone, or Moonpool. However, because many references to Bluestar's mother being called Moonflower (particularly in Secrets of the Clans) came up while working on Bluestar's Prophecy, the Erins had a general feeling that they should go with the name that had appeared in the previous books.[9]
  • She was mentioned twice to have amber eyes.[10][11]
  • She has mistakenly been mentioned with pale blue eyes.[4]
  • Although she was an apprentice in Tallstar's Revenge,[4] she was listed as a queen in the allegiances.[12]
  • Goosefeather and Moonflower's parents will be introduced in Goosefeather's Madness.[13]

Character Pixels

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Family

Members

Mother:

Unnamed she-cat:[14] Status Unknown

Father:

Unnamed tom:[15] Status Unknown

Mate:

Stormtail:[16] Deceased, Verified StarClan member

Brother:

Goosefeather:[17] Deceased, Verified StarClan member

Daughters:

Bluestar:[18] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Snowfur:[18] Deceased, Verified StarClan member

Granddaughters:

Mistystar:[19] Living (As of Bramblestar's Storm)
Mosskit:[19] Deceased, Verified StarClan member

Grandsons:

Stonefur:[19] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Whitestorm:[20] Deceased, Verified StarClan member

Great-Grandsons:

Sootfur:[21] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Rainwhisker:[21] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Reedwhisker:[22] Living (As of Bramblestar's Storm)
Perchkit:[23] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Pikepaw:[23] Deceased, Verified StarClan member

Great-Granddaughters:

Sorreltail:[21] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Primrosepaw:[23] Deceased, Verified StarClan member

Great-Great-Grandson:

Molepaw:[24] Deceased, Verified StarClan member

Great-Great-Granddaughters:

Cinderheart:[24] Living (As of Bramblestar's Storm)
Poppyfrost:[24] Living (As of Bramblestar's Storm)
Honeyfern:[24] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Lilyheart:[25] Living (As of Bramblestar's Storm)
Seedpaw:[25] Deceased, Verified StarClan member

Great-Great-Great-Grandson:

Molewhisker:[26] Living (As of Bramblestar's Storm)

Great-Great-Great-Granddaughters:

Cherryfall:[26] Living (As of Bramblestar's Storm)
Hollypaw:[27] Living (As of Bramblestar's Storm)

Great-Great-Great-Grandkits:

Fernpaw:[27] Living (As of Bramblestar's Storm)
Sorrelpaw:[27] Living (As of Bramblestar's Storm)

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Goosefeather
 
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Oakheart
 
Bluestar
 
 
 
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Mosskit
 
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Whitestorm
 
 
 
Willowpelt
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Reedwhisker
 
Primrosepaw
 
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Perchkit
 
Brackenfur
 
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Lilykit
 
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Seedkit
 
Honeyfern
 
Poppyfrost
 
Berrynose
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lionblaze
 
Cinderheart
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Molepaw
 
Cherrypaw
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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    = Male

    = Female

    = Gender Unknown


Quotes

Moonflower: "What did you see, little one?"
Bluekit: "Everything."
Moonflower: "Not everything, my darling. There's a whole forest for you to explore. And even that is just a part of the Clans' territories. There are lands beyond--Mothermouth, Highstones, and even farther."
Snowkit: "How far does the world stretch?"
Moonflower: "Only StarClan knows."
Bluekit: "But my legs aren't long enough to travel that far."
Moonflower: "They'll grow, my sweet, until one day they'll be strong enough to walk the whole world."
—Moonflower talking to Snowkit and Bluekit Bluestar's Prophecy, pages 25-26


"You're Moonflower's kit, and she's the smartest cat I know... About most things, anyway."
—Goosefeather to Snowkit Bluestar's Prophecy, page 35


Bluepaw: "Are you nervous?"
Snowpaw: "Of course she's not nervous! She's a ThunderClan warrior."
Moonflower: "All warriors are nervous before battle—if not for themselves, then for their denmates and their whole Clan. It makes their senses sharper and their claws fiercer, and it gives them hunger for victory."
—Moonflower talking to her kits before the battle with WindClan Bluestar's Prophecy, page 108


"I don't want to think about anthing else! Moonflower's not a thorn in my paw to be plucked out and forgotten!"
—Bluepaw's thoughts Bluestar's Prophecy, page 150


"This kit did not have to die. It is Bluefur's fault for falling in love outside the Clan in the first place. And now she is dragging her three helpless kits out into the snow with her! Of course one of them are going to die. I'm amazed the other two will make it as far as RiverClan."
—Moonflower on Mosskit's death Secrets of the Clans, page 76


"You're as puffed up as the sheep that live on your dumb moor."
—Moonpaw insulting Shrewpaw Tallstar's Revenge, page 129




References and Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Revealed in Crookedstar's Promise, allegiances
  2. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 156
  3. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 499
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Revealed in Tallstar's Revenge, page 129
  5. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 62
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 10
  7. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 109
  8. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 11
  9. Revealed on Wands and Worlds chat
  10. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 114
  11. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 123
  12. Revealed in Tallstar's Revenge, allegiances
  13. Revealed on Vicky's Facebook
  14. Revealed on Vicky's Facebook
  15. Revealed on Vicky's Facebook
  16. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 19
  17. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 23
  18. 18.0 18.1 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 8
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 502
  20. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 18
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 Revealed in Rising Storm, page 120
  22. Revealed to be a in Erin Hunter Chat 6, undefined
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 Revealed in Mistystar's Omen, chapter 3
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 24.3 Revealed in Sunset, page 27
  25. 25.0 25.1 Revealed in The Forgotten Warrior, page 146
  26. 26.0 26.1 Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, page 299
  27. 27.0 27.1 27.2 Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, page manga

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