Brightheart is a white she-cat with ginger patches along her back, a ginger tail,[1] one blue eye,[2], a missing eye, a shredded ear and thick,[3] soft fur.[4]Hollyleaf


  • In Into the Wild Brightkit is born to Frostfur along with her brothers and sister, Cinderkit, Brackenkit, and Thornkit, although their names aren't mentioned.
  • She and her brothers and sister go missing and everyone thinks Yellowfang had stolen them.
  • The real culprit is actually Clawface, who also killed Spottedleaf.
  • A group of ShadowClan cats along with a patrol of ThunderClan cats rescues the four kits from the SadowClan camp.
  • In Fire and Ice two of her siblings, Brackenpaw and Cinderpaw, are made apprentices.
  • It is unknown why Thornkit and Brightkit were not made apprentices and their siblings were.
  • In Forest of Secrets Brightkit becomes an apprentice, Brightpaw, along with her brother Thornpaw.
  • Brightkit is calm during her ceremony, but her wiskers are shown twitching with exciment when she recieves her mentor. 


  • Whitestorm becomes Brightpaw's mentor.
  • Sandstorm mentions that Brightpaw and Thornpaw went out hunting with their mentors.
  • When Fireheart is temporarily demoted to an apprentice she and Thornpaw stare at Firestar when he enters the apprentice den as if they don't believe what the are seeing. 
  • She is seen wrestling with Thornpaw after the Clan recovers from the shock of Graystripe's kits.
  • In Rising Storm Fireheart thinks she is hunting well.
  • He asks her if she took her catch to the elders and she assures him she did, hoping it was the right thing.
  • When Bluestar asks Fireheart where Whitestorm is Fireheart tells her he is out training Brightpaw. 
  • Since Bluestar made Cloudtail a warrior which, in the eyes of Brightpaw and Swiftpaw, was unfair to the other apprentices Swiftpaw made a plan to become warriors by finding out what was living at Snakerocks, which only Brightpaw would join.
  • It turned out that a vicious pack of dogs where living there.
  • First, there was only one visible dog, then the rest came out.
  • Brightpaw saw Swiftpaw fighting like LionClan. Then, he climbed a tree but she saw a dog grab him and pull him to the ground. He was killed by the dogs.
  • Brightpaw was then slammed against a rock and everything went dark.
  • She awoke three moon-rises later in Cinderpelt's den.
  • Cinderpelt had heard her calling pack, pack, kill, kill in her dreams.
  • Brightpaw couldn't see anything on one side. She had lost an eye and an ear.
  • Bluestar gave Brightpaw her warrior name, Lostface, on Cloudtail's request for her to have her name.
  • Bluestar used her name to show that StarClan no longer cared about ThunderClan.
  • She moved to the elder's den for a while.
  • After losing an eye she needed special training to become a warrior again, which Cloudtail was willing to give to her.


Other RanksEdit


  • Brightheart gives birth to Whitekit who later gains the warrior name, Whitewing.
  • She later gives birth to Amberkit, Snowkit, and Dewkit.



  • She was once accidentally mistaken for Briarlight.[5]
  • It was mentioned that she rolled her eyes, despite only having one.[6]
  • She was accidentally called white with tortoiseshell patches instead of white with ginger patches.[7]
  • She was shown as flecked cat, instead as patched.[8]
  • She was shown with amber eyes.[9]
  • She was shown as a solid color grayscale cat in Yellowfang's Secret.[10]


References and CitationsEdit

  1. Forest of Secrets, page 62
  2. Night Whispers, page 7
  3. The Sight, page 7
  4. Dawn, page 29
  5. The Forgotten Warrior, page 117
  6. Sunset, page 111
  7. Dawn, page 29
  8. The Lost Warrior, page 11
  9. Cats of the Clans, page 27
  10. Yellowfang's Secret, manga