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"Do the Clans walk alone into the final battle?"
— Slant to both StarClan and the Ancient cats in The Last Hope, page 4
Slant
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Affiliations
Current: Tribe of Rushing Water[1]
Post-Death
Residence: Tribe of Endless Hunting[2]
Names
Unknown: Slant[2]
Book Appearances
Dead: Sign of the Moon, The Last Hope

Slant is a tom[3] with splotchy tabby stripes, a pointed face, and big ears.[4]




History

In the Omen of the Stars Arc

Sign of the Moon

Slant is seen very briefly in the Tribe of Endless Hunting, along with Fall, and Rain. It is mentioned that Jayfeather has spoken to Slant and Fall before, when he last visited the Tribe of Endless Hunting.

The Last Hope

Slant appears in the prologue, along with Half Moon. The two cats travel to meet with Owl Feather, and Broken Shadow, two more ancient cats. As soon as they arrive, two Clan cats, Bluestar and Spottedleaf, join the group. Although StarClan and the Tribe of Endless Hunting do not normally meet, they have decided to met up to discuss the forthcoming battle with the Dark Forest, and the possible end of the Clans of the the lake.
As Owl Feather, Spottedleaf, and Bluestar argue, Slant rasps that their time is running out. Bluestar says that she can do no more, and the Clans make their own choices. To this, Slant asks if the prophecies helped them. Bluestar replies yes, and goes on to say that Spottedleaf was the one to guide her to Firestar. Slant seems very anxious and worries that the Clan cats will not find the fourth cat in time.
As Midnight and Rock arrive, their conversation drifts towards the end of the Clans. Towards the end of their discussion, Slant asks if the Clans are to fight alone in the final battle. Half Moon vows to fight alongside Jayfeather, and Broken Shadow promises to fight alongside her son, Fallen Leaves. Owl Feather vows to fight against the darkness, alongside Jagged Lightning, her mate, and her kits. Bluestar also vows to fight, with ThunderClan. Half Moon says that the Clans are not alone, and they will stand with them as they always have.

Trivia

  • Although Slant is mentioned to have spoken to Jayfeather before Sign of the Moon, he is not seen or mentioned in Outcast, the only other book where Jayfeather meets the Tribe of Endless Hunting.[2]

Quotes

"He lifted his head and boldly returned their gaze, scanning the ranks of starry cats. He recognized Fall and Slant, who had spoken to him before, and Rain, who had been an elder when Jayfeather first visited the Tribe."
—Narrator about Jayfeather meeting the Tribe of Endless Hunting Sign of the Moon, page 291


Slant: "We're running out of time!"
Bluestar: "The Clans will make their own choices. I can do no more."
Slant: "But the prophecies helped, didn't they?"
Bluestar: "Yes, Spottedleaf recognized the flaming star that lead me to Firestar."
Owl Feather: "She used her gift well. All along, it has been Firestar's kin who hold the last hope of the Clans in their paws."
Slant: "What about the fourth? When will they find the fourth cat?"
—Slant, Bluestar, and Owl Feather discussing the fourth cat The Last Hope, page 2




References and Citations

  1. Revealed on Kate's Twitter
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Revealed in Sign of the Moon, page 291
  3. Revealed in The Last Hope, page 1
  4. Revealed by Kate on her blog

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