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"You're a medicine cat. I understand what that means now. StarClan go with you, Leafpool. I'll never forget you."
— Crowfeather to Leafpool in Sunset, page 12
Crowfeather
Crowfeather.warrior
Affiliations
Current: WindClan[1]
Past: Loner[2]
Age
Age: Approx. 76 moons (6.3 years)[3]
Names
Kit:
Apprentice:
Warrior:
Senior Warrior:
Loner:
Crowkit[4]
Crowpaw[1]
Crowfeather[5]
Crowfeather[6]
Crowfeather[2]
Family
Father:
Mother:
Brothers:
Mates:

Sons:
Daughter:
Deadfoot
Ashfoot
Eaglekit, Two unnamed kits
Feathertail (formerly), Leafpool (formerly), Nightcloud
Lionblaze, Jayfeather, Breezepelt
Hollyleaf
Education
Mentor(s): Mudclaw[1]
Apprentice(s): Heathertail,[7] Featherpaw[8]
Book Appearances
Living: Secrets of the Clans, Cats of the Clans, The Ultimate Guide, A Clan in Need, Midnight, Moonrise, Dawn, Starlight, Twilight, Sunset, Leafpool's Wish, The Sight, Dark River, Outcast, Eclipse, Sunrise, Hollyleaf's Story, The Fourth Apprentice, Fading Echoes, Mistystar's Omen, Night Whispers, Sign of the Moon, The Forgotten Warrior, The Last Hope, Dovewing's Silence, Bramblestar's Storm

Crowfeather is a small,[9] lean,[10] sleek,[11] smoky-gray, almost black tom with blue eyes,[1] a small, neat head, and lean,[12] long limbs.[13]




History

In the Super Edition Arc

Bramblestar's Storm

After the battle with the Dark Forest, Crowfeather has been given an apprentice; a she-cat named Featherpaw. During a Gathering, Crowfeather is one of the cats to challenge Blackstar of ShadowClan, when the leader decides to list the names of all their fallen Clanmates, and the gray warrior wants to know why only Blackstar gets to speak, clearly furious that they aren't given the opportunity to honor their own dead.
Bramblestar spots Crowfeather on a patrol with Harespring, Heathertail, and Harespring's apprentice, Slightpaw. He sees that the WindClan cats are tresspassing, and says that they want to keep the fresh water to themselves.
Crowfeather is the lead of another patrol, and this one is stopped by Bramblestar. Within this patrol is Crowfeather's apprentice Featherpaw, Furzepelt, and Gorsetail. When greeted by Bramblestar, Crowfeather is hostile; when Bramblestar asks him how the prey is running, he retorts that it is no better because he asked. He says that WindClan hasn't crossed the borders to ThunderClan's land. He taunts Bramblestar's choice to include kittypets in their patrols, and he, alongside his Clanmates, mock them, saying they must still miss Firestar.

In the New Prophecy Arc

Midnight

Crowpaw is chosen by Deadfoot of StarClan to be the WindClan cat to journey to speak with Midnight, a star-gazing badger. The other StarClan cats that are gathered start to criticize his choice, since Crowpaw is only an apprentice. Deadfoot argues, saying that Crowpaw could make a fine leader someday. The other cats point out that someday isn't today. However, Deadfoot is adamant on his decision and the gathered cats move on.
The other chosen cats are Brambleclaw of ThunderClan, Tawnypelt of ShadowClan, and Feathertail of RiverClan. Squirrelpaw and Stormfur accompany the chosen cats, and Stormfur says that he wants to protect Feathertail, because he is concerned about her.
Crowpaw is seen chasing a vole across the ThunderClan border, and is caught by a patrol consisting of Brambleclaw, Dustpelt, and Squirrelpaw. Crowpaw is agitated when Brambleclaw accuses them of stealing prey, and he attacks Brambleclaw, but is stopped by Onewhisker. His mentor, Mudclaw, says nothing, but scowls.
Crowpaw is rude toward Squirrelpaw when he meets the questing cats at Fourtrees. Crowpaw almost hurls himself at her, but Brambleclaw stops him. He is the first to leave, thinking that StarClan is not going to come. When the questing cats find out where they should go, Stormfur and Feathertail persuade Crowpaw to go with them. When Stormfur and Feathertail go to convince Crowpaw, he is aggravated about it at first, but eventually agrees to go. It was mentioned that he first met Barley and Ravenpaw on his apprentice journey to Highstones as the traveling cats venture to their barn.
In a Twolegplace, he and Stormfur are cornered by a pair of enormous kittypets. Brambleclaw then calls to the two Clan cats, and Crowpaw runs across the grass and charges under the hedge, but Stormfur stays. Just then, Squirrelpaw attacks the two kittypets. Afterwards, a female Twoleg appears and scares off the kittypets. He argues with Stormfur and Brambleclaw when Squirrelpaw is caught in a Twoleg fence, but Tawnypelt and Feathertail ignore their bickering and free her with dock leaves.
Crowpaw is quite a snappy cat and has a barbed tongue, most notably when the questing cats are following Purdy, an old loner, through a Twolegplace. He constantly argues with the loner over whether he knows where he is going or not. Crowpaw is quick to argue and does not kindly follow orders from Brambleclaw. The only cat able to calm him down is Feathertail. Crowpaw is the last chosen cat to receive his saltwater sign at a pool where the traveling cats go to fish. He does not truly show compassion towards Brambleclaw, even when he almost drowns, and at first he does not trust Midnight. He is bewildered at Midnight's grave news about the Twolegs destroying the forest to build a new Thunderpath.

Moonrise

When Squirrelpaw asks where the best place for prey is, Crowpaw wakes up and tells her to be quiet and says that maybe they will find out. He starts to show slight affection towards Feathertail in this book, and Feathertail herself shows admiration for the apprentice as well.
When the traveling cats leave Midnight's den, Crowpaw senses a rabbit and darts after it. The rabbit is almost the size of Crowpaw, and Brambleclaw apologizes to Crowpaw for yelling at him to come back. When they reach the camping place, Crowpaw is seen sharing a squirrel with Feathertail. When foxes attack the cats, Crowpaw shields Feathertail from them, and he tells Midnight that they will tear the foxes' fur off. Crowpaw's lack of trust towards Midnight is clear when he openly questions her knowledge, making Midnight furious at first. When Brambleclaw and Midnight are discussing which way to go, Crowpaw refuses to go back to Twolegplace and says he would rather go through the mountains, which is the path the journeying cats end up taking.
During the journey through the mountains, Crowpaw seems to keep his hostility towards the other cats, but is in love with Feathertail. When Feathertail slips into a stream, Crowpaw saves her and appears angry at her carelessness. When the cats meet the Tribe of Rushing Water, Crowpaw is not very suspicious until Squirrelpaw points out that cave-guards may be on guard to make sure they don't leave. He becomes hostile toward Stormfur as he spends more and more time with the Tribe, even questioning his loyalty to the Clans. Crowpaw attacks the cave-guards numerous times when they take Stormfur prisoner, his reason being that he would rather die fighting than be trapped.
After the cats leave, intending to rescue Stormfur that night, Crowpaw asks Feathertail if she will continue seeing him when they get back to the Clans. He confides that he wants to be loyal to his Clan but he has never met another cat like Feathertail. She agrees eagerly, stating she feels her insides tingle with excitement for Crowpaw. She also expresses her feelings for Crowpaw.
In the fight with Sharptooth, the vicious mountain lion, Crowpaw is cornered. He may have blamed himself for Feathertail's death because she rescued him from Sharptooth by dislodging a stalactite on the ceiling and dying in the fall, when she was actually the Tribe's promised 'silver cat'. Crowpaw rushes over to save her, but it is too late. The spirit of Silverstream, Feathertail's mother, is seen at the cave entrance, grieving for her kit. It's mentioned he can barely get the words out to tell her not to leave him. She promises not to, closes her eyes, and does not speak again. Crowpaw lets his head hang back in a wail for her. Stormfur thinks he can see the silhouettes of Feathertail and Silverstream's spirits in the spray of the waterfall.
When she is buried, Crowpaw and her brother, Stormfur, mourn together; even though they had not liked each other much, the two cats are able to come to understand each other a little more through their loss and grief.

Dawn

Crowpaw shows unusual compassion when he departs from the questing cats to return to his Clan, as observed by Squirrelpaw. He also shows up at the meeting of the leaders for Midnight's sign at Fourtrees, having persuaded Tallstar to come. He growls about his disbelief and horror of the suffering his Clan had been put through by Twolegs while he was gone.
Later, WindClan begs ThunderClan for shelter after the Twolegs begin destroying their camp. When Squirrelpaw talks to Crowpaw, Tornear is said to have a hint of pride in his voice when he talks of Crowpaw feeding almost all the Clan.
When all the Clans go to help ShadowClan when their camp is being attacked by a Twoleg monster, Crowpaw recklessly runs out on a Thunderpath. Squirrelpaw tackles him, and she and Brambleclaw ask him what he is doing. Crowpaw responds by saying that he isn't afraid of dying as long as Feathertail is waiting for him in StarClan. Brambleclaw and Squirrelpaw calm him down.
On their journey with the Clans to their new home, Tallstar is about to make Crowpaw a warrior. But before Tallstar can perform the ceremony, Crowpaw, still mourning over the loss of his beloved Feathertail, asks Tallstar if his warrior name could be 'Crowfeather'. Tallstar agrees easily, seeming to understand. The newly-named Crowfeather takes his vigil next to Feathertail's grave in the Tribe of Rushing Water's camp, a mountain cave. Leafpaw believes that when he is sitting vigil that two ghostly silver cats stand on a nearby mountain peak, watching over Crowfeather. Seeing them as almost identical, she believes that they are the starry spirits of Feathertail and Silverstream, Feathertail's mother, in StarClan.
During the journey, as his grief over Feathertail's death slowly fades away, he shows slight gentleness towards Leafpaw.

Starlight

When the Clans reach their new home, Crowfeather and the other cats who made the dangerous quest go away from the others to say good-bye, as their mission has been completed. Crowfeather states that there should be six cats returning as Feathertail is dead and Stormfur stayed in the mountains, and the others respond that their memory will burn brightly. He seems convinced, but he is seen looking back at the mountains where Feathertail is buried and where Stormfur now lives, murmuring that remembering can sometimes not be enough.
When Firestar and Brambleclaw announce to WindClan that Tallstar has made Onewhisker the new deputy right before he died, many WindClan cats argue. Mudclaw then asks who would believe Firestar and Brambleclaw, and Crowfeather says that he will, and he greets Onewhisker as his leader, indicating that he respects Brambleclaw.
He also appears in camp, angry that Leafpaw is in his camp at all, even though it is because she is helping some of WindClan's elders. Onewhisker tells him to lead Leafpaw back, and Crowfeather keeps quiet the whole trip. When Leafpaw visits their camp to announce the discovery of the Moonpool, she gives Crowfeather a message from Feathertail, telling him not to be oblivious to the living world.
During the rebellion against Onewhisker, he confesses his love to Leafpool after he saves her from nearly falling off the tall ledge of ThunderClan's camp. She receives this with shock, telling him that he can't love her. On the inside, however, Leafpool is relieved to hear that he feels the same way. However, he is tortured by the thought of his former love, Feathertail. Also during the battle, he fights side by side with Brambleclaw, driving away two ShadowClan warriors.

Twilight

Crowfeather is on a patrol when Brambleclaw and Squirrelflight ask if Onewhisker made it safely to the Moonpool. Squirrelflight sees Crowfeather come to the hollow with a rabbit in his jaws and tells him that it is a good catch, and surprisingly, Crowfeather gives her a curt nod. He appears again when Leafpool daydreams about how he confessed his love to her after he saved her from falling off a cliff. Leafpool sees Crowfeather again in one of her dreams.
When Crowfeather talks with Squirrelflight, he tries to ask her something, but he has to wait until the Gathering. When the cats go to the Gathering, Crowfeather is the first cat to jump on the log leading to the island while the other cats are wary and a bit afraid of crossing.
Crowfeather meets with Leafpool several times. He then makes a plan with Leafpool to leave the Clans behind as there is no other way for them to be together. Leafpool agrees, but they are discovered by Cinderpelt. Crowfeather leaves and waits for Leafpool, who finds him after going to the Moonpool. They leave the lake, following the hills outside of WindClan territory. They spend a night there until they run into Midnight, who came to deliver news that her kin are planning to attack ThunderClan and get revenge for driving them out. They only agree to go back because they can't leave ThunderClan to be torn to shreds. He tells Leafpool that he knows she will never give up her Clan for him, yet he still loves her just as much. He comes back to the ThunderClan camp with Leafpool and helps fight the badgers. However, they arrive too late to save Cinderpelt, who dies protecting Sorreltail and her kits from a badger.

Sunset

Brambleclaw sees that Leafpool keeps looking at Crowfeather once they return to their own respective Clans. Crowfeather doesn't return her gaze and just looks at his paws. Crowfeather is unhappy that Leafpool chose her own Clan over her love for him. Crowfeather then abruptly, but sadly, breaks up their relationship, stating that it will be better if they never meet again and that he will never mean enough to her, but he will never forget her. Leafpool sadly agrees, but tells him that she loves him more than he will ever know. It is noted that some of his Clanmates are looking at him angrily.
Leafpool still sees Crowfeather in her dreams and thoughts even after they go their separate ways. When Leafpool talks with Spottedleaf, Spottedleaf tells her that by going with Crowfeather, Leafpool found out where her real loyalties lie. Leafpool talks about Crowfeather and how she had given up all her dreams of life with him, though she still loves him just as much as before.
When RiverClan and ShadowClan can't get enough prey because of Twolegs on their sides of their territory, they look to ThunderClan and WindClan to give them territory. Crowfeather's hair on the back of his neck stands up and his claws dig into the ground, growling at Hawkfrost that they can try to get their territory; he also points out that it will be difficult for WindClan to hunt in the thick of the woods like ThunderClan anyway, but one of his Clanmates points out that of course he would know that, making Crowfeather furious.

In the Power of Three Arc

The Sight

Crowfeather has a son named Breezepaw with the WindClan she-cat Nightcloud. The authors have revealed that Crowfeather only took Nightcloud as his mate to prove his loyalty to WindClan, even though he doesn't really love her as much as Feathertail or Leafpool.
Crowfeather pulls Jaypaw out of the glassy lake after he wanders into WindClan territory and falls in. Heatherpaw, Whitetail, and Breezepaw are among him. Crowfeather is cold towards Jaypaw once he falls, and demands answers to why he is there. When they are on their way to the ThunderClan camp, Crowfeather snaps at Breezepaw because he gets out of hand. Once they bring Jaypaw back home, Crowfeather tells Squirrelflight that they should watch their apprentices more carefully, and Squirrelflight replies to him saying that WindClan cats once wandered away from their territory. When Jaypaw tried to reach into Crowfeather's thoughts, he thinks that it is like going through a bramble bush and can sense nothing.
Jaypaw senses the tension between Leafpool and Crowfeather in the medicine cat den, and describes it as like lightning in greenleaf. He feels another emotion coming from Crowfeather when he greets Leafpool. Jaypaw senses the tension again between the two cats after he saves Breezepaw and Lionpaw from suffocating in a collapsed badger den. He knows Leafpool feels some longing, too.

Dark River

Crowfeather accuses ThunderClan of celebrating half-blood Clan cats, making Leafpool suddenly flinch away from him. He probably means to point out that Leafpool is half kittypet. When Jaypaw hears the Twolegs splashing and shrieking in the water, it makes him shiver and remember when Crowfeather rescued him from the lake. He appears on a WindClan patrol when Hollypaw and a few RiverClan cats cross WindClan territory to escape a dog. Crowfeather asks them where it is, and Voletooth says it went home. Then he asks the cats if they are looking for prey in WindClan territory, and they deny it. Then the patrol lets them go back to RiverClan territory.
When Jaypaw and Leafpool see Nightcloud, Crowfeather's mate, on a patrol, Jaypaw senses jealousy coming from Leafpool, though he doesn't understand why. When they bring them to camp, Leafpool tells Crowfeather that he looks good, and he warily asks her why she is there. Nightcloud starts to bristle when she sees Leafpool talking to him. Leafpool tells him that they are there to see Onestar, and Crowfeather says that Onestar isn't there right now. When Leafpool says that Firestar wants to end the battle between ThunderClan and WindClan, Crowfeather says that they shouldn't have sent anyone, since Firestar isn't there himself. She hisses at him that not every cat hides from their responsibilities, and Crowfeather asks her if that is what he would really do. He tells Leafpool that the WindClan warriors are not afraid of RiverClan. He speaks to Onestar and says that they can't trust RiverClan because every patrol looks hungrier than the last.
When WindClan loses their kits, Hollypaw, Jaypaw, Lionpaw, Heatherpaw, and Breezepaw find and bring them back to their Clan before the battle can start. Crowfeather is seen tearing at the ground beside Onestar and Ashfoot, waiting for the attack. Onestar tells his Clan that RiverClan told them that they were chased by a dog. Crowfeather protests that was what they said on the last patrol, but Onestar scented the dog himself. Crowfeather tells Onestar that RiverClan still might invade their Clan, but Onestar doesn't believe him. Crowfeather is last seen carrying Sedgekit.

Outcast

Talon says that it will be good to see Crowfeather again when Firestar decides that the Great Journey patrol should go with them. Firestar tells Squirrelflight that she must find Crowfeather in WindClan and convince him to help out the Tribe cats.
He is carrying a rabbit in his mouth when Squirrelflight and Hollypaw find him in WindClan's camp after an escort. His fur bristles and he asks if there is something wrong in ThunderClan, and Squirrelflight tells him that something is wrong, but not with the Clans. She explains to him that the Tribe cats need help and that the cats from the Great Journey should go, and he looks at Hollypaw and asks why they would want apprentices to come as well. Squirrelflight tells him that there is nothing wrong with apprentices, and that they should help the Tribe since they helped them, but Crowfeather says that there is no need because Feathertail died for the Tribe. When Squirrelflight tells Onestar about the Tribe, he says that Crowfeather will be gone for a while. Crowfeather reminds his leader that he has an apprentice, but Onestar says he should still go, considering the hospitality the Tribe had shown the Clans on the Great Journey. He tells him that Whitetail will take over Heatherpaw's training while he's gone, and that Breezepaw should go with him. Finally, Crowfeather agrees for him and his son to go, because he would like to be at the place where Feathertail died, though it appears that he does not want his son to go with him. Squirrelflight tells them that they will to stay in ThunderClan overnight and start the journey the next morning. When they leave, Nightcloud tries to touch noses with Crowfeather, but he moves away.
All of the cats from the Great Journey, including Breezepaw, Jaypaw, Lionpaw, Hollypaw, Stormfur, and Brook, travel to the mountains with Talon and Night. During the time in the mountains, he grieves over Feathertail's death. Hollypaw states that she would hate to have Crowfeather as her father because he is so grumpy towards his own son, Breezepaw. Her and her brothers often wonder if Crowfeather even cares for his son at all, judging by the way he treats him.

Eclipse

Lionpaw can tell throughout the whole trip that Crowfeather never really is proud of his son. When Breezepaw catches a huge rabbit, Crowfeather instead compliments Lionpaw on his pigeon. Crowfeather agrees with the others that they should all go home, while Stormfur and Brook stay in the Tribe. During the trip back to the Clans, Crowfeather is very impatient, hissing at Jaypaw why he won't go faster. It seems that Crowfeather didn't like being in the mountains or around the Tribe cats at all.
When WindClan attacks ThunderClan, Lionpaw asks Heatherpaw why she would tell her Clan about the tunnels, and she says that she didn't. Crowfeather asks Lionpaw where Heatherpaw is, but Lionpaw tells him to get out of the way. When Crowfeather refuses, Lionpaw tackles him and almost kills him, but Heatherpaw pulls him off. When the sun appears to have vanished, both Clans stop attacking and Crowfeather says that they should go home. Near the end of the book, Lionpaw shivers as he thinks about how he almost killed Crowfeather, and it continues to haunt him.

Long Shadows

Crowfeather does not formally appear in Long Shadows but is listed in the allegiances. His apprentice, Heatherpaw, has become a warrior and is now Heathertail, as well as his son, Breezepelt. He crosses Lionblaze's mind; he thinks that Spiderleg and his kits will end up like how Crowfeather and Breezepaw act towards each other if Spiderleg isn't careful.

Sunrise

When Firestar needs to talk to Onestar about Ashfur's death, Crowfeather is one of the cats on the patrol. He goes to the WindClan border when Lionblaze requests it. When he is told by Jayfeather that he, Lionblaze, and Hollyleaf are his kits, he is shocked. Jayfeather reaches into his memories and realizes that Crowfeather really did love Leafpool long ago. He sees what happens during the times when they were still mates. But then Crowfeather angrily replies that they do not matter to him and that they should go back home to their territory.
During the Gathering, Leafpool tells him he is the father of the Three, but he denies it and bitterly responds that his only mate is Nightcloud, his only kit is Breezepelt, and that Leafpool and the three kits mean nothing to him.

In the Omen of the Stars Arc

The Fourth Apprentice

On the way to a Gathering, Lionblaze sees Crowfeather walking next to his mother, Ashfoot. Lionblaze then realizes he has more kin in WindClan than he originally thought, and drops back, hoping the two cats don't notice him. During the Gathering, Firestar mentions that all the Clans are suffering from a lack of water, and Crowfeather asks about anything new, though is ignored by Firestar.

Fading Echoes

Crowfeather does not formally appear in Fading Echoes but is listed in the allegiances.
His son, Breezepelt, is seen training with the Dark Forest cats. Tigerstar promises Breezepelt that he will help him take revenge on every cat who had betrayed him and Breezepelt snarls that he will start with Crowfeather. Brokenstar lashes his tail, asking Breezepelt what Crowfeather ever did to defend him, while Darkstripe slinks forward, saying that Crowfeather had never valued Breezepelt. Tigerstar tells Breezepelt that his father had tried to crush him, make him weak, and Breezepelt spits that he didn't succeed. Tigerstar continues, mentioning that he had tried and that Crowfeather possibly values his ThunderClan kits more. He assures Breezepelt that he will put things right, as Crowfeather has betrayed WindClan.

Night Whispers

Crowfeather is out hunting with Nightcloud and his son, Breezepelt. Breezepelt gets into a fight with Lionblaze over who gets a thrush that is chased over the border. Crowfeather simply watches the two cats fight over it, not interfering at all. Leafpool, Cinderheart, and Dovepaw soon appear and Leafpool tries to break up the fight. She screeches at Crowfeather, asking him why he would stand there and watch his sons fight. Nightcloud appears then and furiously hisses at Leafpool that Crowfeather has only one kit, Breezepelt. Breezepelt then attacks Leafpool when she tries to break up the fight again, but Crowfeather saves her. He tells her that she chose her Clan over him, and Leafpool replies saying that it does't mean that she didn't love him. Crowfeather looks sad, and agrees that perhaps she did love him, but not enough to give up her Clan. This scene proves that Crowfeather hasn't gotten over the fact that Leafpool chose her Clan over him, which would explain why, since Sunset, he acts so cold and indifferent towards her.
Nightcloud drags Crowfeather away from Leafpool in anger and jealousy. Crowfeather then rounds on her, hissing, ready to attack his mate. Breezepelt shoves Crowfeather aside and warns him to stay away from his mother. They leave the thrush to ThunderClan stating that if they're that desperate for a measly thrush, there is no point of fighting them, and they go back to their camp.

Sign of the Moon

Crowfeather does not formally appear in Sign of the Moon but is listed in the allegiances.

The Forgotten Warrior

Crowfeather is at a Gathering, aggressively stating that he had glimpsed and scented a ThunderClan cat in WindClan territory. At the next Gathering, Crowfeather spots his long lost daughter, Hollyleaf, alive and well after believing she died in Sunrise. He appears shocked, openly staring at her. Hollyleaf notices his staring and pointedly turns her back on him.

The Last Hope

He is leading a patrol when Mothwing leads Jayfeather to RiverClan. When Mothwing remarks they are medicine cats, he growls that Jayfeather is not. Eventually he allows them to pass and tells Jayfeather to make it the last time he catches him trespassing on their territory. When Mothwing says he'll have to cross the border again when he travels back to ThunderClan, he agrees and retreats.
Crowfeather is seen attacking Breezepelt when he's just about to kill Lionblaze. Breezepelt yowls at his father that he knows he hates him, but he protests, saying that he never hated him and that Nightcloud encouraged him to think that. Breezepelt tells him it's not Nightcloud's fault and Crowfeather chases him out.
Leafpool then approaches Crowfeather, apologizing for what had just happened. Crowfeather assures her that it's not her fault, and that Breezepelt has always been that way. When Leafpool mentions that things could have been different if they stayed together, Crowfeather runs his tail along her flank and tells her it just wasn't meant to be. As he glances at Lionblaze, he adds that he never regretted loving her. Without saying anymore, Crowfeather then leaves to pay his respects to Hollyleaf's dead body.

In the Ravenpaw's Path Arc

A Clan in Need

Crowkit is trying to climb the Great Rock at Fourtrees to see what it's like to be a leader. Ravenpaw and Barley spot him after being told to watch out for him. He is escorted back to WindClan territory after saying he could have climbed it if they hadn't interfered. When Ravenpaw says WindClan is very worried about Crowkit, he is surprised, as they usually don't pay much attention to him.
When they get to the WindClan border, the WindClan warriors are on the verge of fighting ThunderClan over their lost kit. When Crowkit is seen, Mudclaw shows great relief and affection towards him, though Crowkit dislikes it. They return to camp shortly afterwards.

In the Field Guide Arc

Secrets of the Clans

It is revealed that he and his mother, Ashfoot, are descendants of Wind and Gorsestar.
In "Crowfeather Speaks: A Forbidden Love", he talks about his love for both Feathertail and Leafpool. He states that when he was showing Leafpool out of WindClan territory, she thanked him in a sweet natural way, as if he hadn't been acting like a "badger with its pelt torn off." He says that he was angry with himself for loving another cat so soon after Feathertail died. At the end, he says he had known they would figure out a way to be together. He also gives the tour of WindClan's lake camp, saying that no one can get over the hills unseen.

Cats of the Clans

Rock tells the three kits, Mosskit, Adderkit, and Blossomkit, about Crowfeather's story. He was the only cat on the Great Journey who didn't have a companion they already knew—and yet Feathertail found something to love in him, behind his stubborn exterior. He loved her too, very fiercely, and it split him in two when she died for the Tribe. Then he fell in love with Leafpool, and loved her just as much - enough to know that she felt more loyalty to her Clan than to him, and he told her that they should go back when the badgers attacked ThunderClan. Rock wonders aloud if Crowfeather lost any chance of happiness for himself by letting Leafpool go.

The Ultimate Guide

It is mentioned that on Cinderpelt's page that she would die and then be let to live even thought Leafpool was on the brink of leaving ThunderClan with Crowfeather. It is also mentioned on Leafpool’s page that Leafpool did not foresee falling in love with Crowfeather and like Yellowfang before her; she gave birth to his kits. It is mentioned on Brambleclaw’s page that when Brambleclaw discovered Crowfeather is the father of Lionblaze, Hollyleaf and Jayfeather, his heart was broken.
It is mentioned on Hollyleaf’s page that when she and her brothers discovered that Leafpool and Crowfeather are their parents, Hollyleaf was overwhelmed by the secret. It is also mentioned on Tawnypelt’s page that she was less hasty to dismiss Crowfeather for his quick temper and encouraged Feathertail to see past his shy exterior underneath. She probably regretted it later as Feathertail died saving Crowfeather.
Crowfeather has his own page.
Crowfeather is described as shy, awkward, and defensive. When he was still an apprentice, Crowpaw was chosen by StarClan to go a quest to find Midnight alongside cats from other clans. One of the cats, Feathertail, saw past his shyness and sharp tongue and found something to love. Crowpaw loved her back and was softened by her quick humor and gentle reassurance that he is among friends. On their return journey, they stopped by the mountains and the Tribe of Rushing Water. The Tribe was plagued by Sharptooth so the clan cats lay death berries for the mountain lion. But he came too soon and Crowpaw was trapped in a corner. Feathertail wrenched hanging talon of stones from the roof of the cave free that plunged into Sharptooth, but also killed Feathertail in the process.
Crowpaw chose his warrior name to remember Feathertail, and he vowed to never let himself become so vulnerable by falling in love again. Leafpool showed sympathy and reassured him that Feathertail is watching over him. Crowfeather was forced to rescue Leafpool and he remembered Feathertail during that moment. They both realized they loved each other, just as Crowfeather did with Feathertail. Crowfeather persuaded Leafpool to leave the clans so that they can be happy together. They haven’t been gone a day when they learned that ThunderClan camp is under attack from a hoard of badgers. They ran back to find Cinderpelt killed, and Crowfeather knew Leafpool could not leave her Clan now. Crowfeather went back to WindClan and took Nightcloud as his mate to prove his loyalty. Nightcloud gave birth to Breezepelt but at the same time, Leafpool was expecting Lionblaze, Hollyleaf and Jayfeather.
When the truth came out of their true parents, Crowfeather was horrified and refused to acknowledge them as his own. However much his heart ached for Leafpool, he could not betray his clan again. He lived in torment, unable to connect to Breezepelt and resentful to Nightcloud for not being the cat he truly loved. In the Great Battle, Crowfeather found Breezepelt attacking Lionblaze. He pulled Breezepelt away, vowing he would never let anyone harm a hair on Lionblaze’s pelt. Breezepelt tried to blame Crowfeather for driving him to make an alliance to the Dark Forest but Crowfeather insisted he made his own decisions. Crowfeather finally admitted to Leafpool he regretted nothing, the closest he would ever come to accept his ThunderClan kits as his own.
He appears on Nightcloud's and Breezepelt's page. Nightcloud accepted Crowfeather request to be his mate with the belief she can make Crowfeather fall in love with her, but soon realized he only asked to prove his loyalty to WindClan. She stuck with Crowfeather without liking him particularly, but loved their son Breezepelt with the ferocity that came from the anger Crowfeather did not love him equally. Her bitterness to Crowfeather taunted Breezepelt with its poison, but it's not surprising as Crowfeather put Nightcloud in such a hard position. Breezepelt was always desperate for Crowfeather's acknowledgement. He always heard the whispers of Crowfeather's past and was determined to prove he was loyal. Crowfeather disinterest and mother's insistence gave Breezepelt a dangerous arrogance mixed with fury against his father. In the depths of the Great Battle, Breezepelt attacked Lionblaze but Crowfeather pulled him off and chased him off, blaming Breezepelt for making his own choices. Breezepelt gave his father a chance to acknowledge his ThunderClan son.
It is mentioned on Heathertail's page that Heatherpaw first met Lionpaw when she and her mentor Crowfeather took Jaypaw back to ThunderClan after a mishap at the edge of the lake. He appears on Feathertail's page. Feathertail was not alone on the journey to find Midnight as she fell in love with Crowpaw. To other cats, he was prickly and reserved but Feathertail saw the loyal warrior beneath and with no borders, they had no need to hide their affection. Although not mentioned by name, it is mentioned on Stoneteller’s page that when six Clan cats first arrived on their way to the mysterious sun-drown-place, it seemed Stoneteller’s prophecy would be fulfilled.
Although not mentioned by name again, it is mentioned on Crag’s page that when the journeying cats came to the mountains, Crag was one for the first to meet them. When Stormfur was made prisoner, Crag escorted the rest of them out of the territory and seemed to regret they could not have shared a friendship. He is mentioned on Fallen Leaves page. Hollyleaf escaped into the collapsing tunnels after the truth of her true parents came out. He lastly appears on Midnight's page. He, Brambleclaw, Feathertail, and Tawnypelt, accompanied by Stormfur and Squirrelpaw, left their Clans to search for her. They found her at the sun-drown-place, where she told them that the Clans would be destroyed if they didn't search out a new home by following the dying warrior, a falling star leading to the lake.

In the Novellas

Leafpool's Wish

Coming Soon

Hollyleaf's Story

Crowfeather does not formally appear in Hollyleaf's Story but is listed in the allegiances. He is mentioned briefly by Hollyleaf, who recalls the time when Jayfeather revealed their parentage to she and her brother, Lionblaze. Hollyleaf mentions Crowfeather yet again as she recites the history of she and her siblings to her cavemate, Fallen Leaves.

Mistystar's Omen

Crowfeather does not formally appear in Mistystar's Omen but is listed in the allegiances.

Dovewing's Silence

Crowfeather does not formally appear in Dovewing's Silence but is listed in the allegiances.

Trivia

  • Vicky stated that his love for Leafpool, though real, was also an echo of his love for Feathertail, confirming that he had truly loved her.[14]
  • There was a different chat in which Vicky confirmed Crowfeather's eyes are blue,[15] despite the many errors in Twilight that say his eyes are amber,[16] this is also supported with his appearance in The Ultimate Guide, which state his eyes are amber,[17] and mistakes in Midnight, Dark River, and Eclipse, where they are said to be green.[18][19][20]
  • During an Erin Hunter Chat, it was stated that Crowfeather's father could possibly be Deadfoot;[21] Vicky has added to this, saying that although she doesn't analyze the family trees, she thinks that Deadfoot is Crowfeather's father.[22] Later, it has been confirmed that Deadfoot is Crowfeather's father.[23]
  • Nightcloud was never Crowfeather's true love.[15] Crowfeather does care for Nightcloud, however, but not as much as Leafpool.[24] In The Ultimate Guide, it was stated that he resented Nightcloud, instead of caring for her at all. It also says that Nightcloud did not particularly like him, and thought she could make him love her due to the fear of never bearing kits of her own.[25][26]
  • In After Sunset: We Need to Talk, it states that he and Nightcloud had more than one kit, however it's not known what happened to the others.[27] This has since been contradicted by Kate on her blog, who says that the several kits thing was probably mentioned before the Erins had thought the plot through.[28]
  • He has been described with a black pelt.[29]
  • On her blog, Kate mentioned that she thinks that Crowfeather never loved anyone after the death of Feathertail. She believes that he tried to find love again with Leafpool, but that "his shriveled old heart never really restarted."[30]
  • Kate Cary has stated that in StarClan, she believes Crowfeather would most likely pick Feathertail over Leafpool, stating that "first love always wins".[31]
  • In Erin Hunter Chat 3 Vicky confirmed that if Feathertail did live their relationship wouldn't have worked out. She was too old for him, and he wouldn't have had a chance to develop his own personality.[32]
  • In Erin Hunter Chat 3, Vicky Holmes states that Crowfeather's heart will always belong to Leafpool and that he could live happy forever with her as well.[32]
  • In Dawn, he was called a warrior when he was an apprentice at the time.[33]
  • In The Ultimate Guide, on Crowfeather's page in the WindClan section, Feathertail is mistakenly stated as the WindClan cat who was chosen for the journey to find Midnight, although he was instead, when it talks about them falling in love.[34]
  • Vicky has said that the Erins considered writing a book based on Crowfeather, but they weren't sure there was a story about him that no one already knew of.[35]

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Family

Members

Mates:

Nightcloud:[36] Living (As of Bramblestar's Storm)
Leafpool (formerly):[37] Living (As of Bramblestar's Storm)
Feathertail (formerly):[38] Deceased, Verified Tribe of Endless Hunting and StarClan member

Sons:

Breezepelt:[39] Living (As of Bramblestar's Storm)
Lionblaze:[40] Living (As of Bramblestar's Storm)
Jayfeather:[40] Living (As of Bramblestar's Storm)

Daughter:

Hollyleaf:[40] Deceased, Verified StarClan member

Mother:

Ashfoot:[41] Deceased, Verified StarClan member

Father:

Deadfoot:[23] Deceased, Verified StarClan member

Brothers:

Eaglekit: [42] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Two Unnamed Kits: [43] Status Unknown

Grandmother:

Meadowslip:[44] Status Unknown

Grandfather:

Hickorynose:[44] Status Unknown

Granddaughter:

Hollypaw:[45] Living (As of Bramblestar's Storm)

Grandkits:

Fernpaw:[45] Living (As of Bramblestar's Storm)
Sorrelpaw:[45] Living (As of Bramblestar's Storm)

Distant Ancestors:

Gorsestar:[41] Living (As of The Blazing Star)
Wind:[41] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Mothflight:[46] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Emberkit:[47] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Morning Whisker[48] Deceased, Suspected StarClan member
Dust Muzzle[48] Living (As of The Blazing Star)

Tree

 
Unnamed
 
Unknown
 
Unnamed
 
Unknown
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Wind
 
Gorsestar
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mothflight
 
Morning Whisker
 
 
 
Dust Muzzle
 
 
Emberkit
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Ashfoot
 
Deadfoot
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Eaglekit
 
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Breezepelt
 
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Jayfeather
 
Lionblaze
 
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Fallen Leaves
 
Hollyleaf
 
 
 
Hollypaw
 
Sorrelpaw
 
Fernpaw
 


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    = Female

    = Gender Unknown



Quotes

"Apprentice he may be. But he has courage and skill to match many warriors. One day he might make a fine leader of WindClan."
—Deadfoot to the cats of StarClan about Crowpaw Midnight, page 4


Crowpaw: "In WindClan, apprentices know when to keep their mouths shut."
Squirrelpaw: "Oh, so you'll be quiet from now on? Good."
—Crowpaw to Squirrelpaw Midnight, page 165


"I'm not frightened of joining StarClan! The forest is dying anyway. At least in StarClan, Feathertail will be waiting for me!"
—Crowpaw snarling about StarClan Dawn, page 180


"Don't you know how I feel about you? And how much I hate myself for feeling that way about another cat so soon after Feathertail's death? I loved her, I really did! How can I love you too?"
—Crowfeather telling Leafpool about his love to her Starlight, page 311


"When Crowfeather fell in love again, this time with Leafpool, the ThunderClan medicine cat, I wondered if StarClan had forgotten about him completely. Or perhaps they were punishing him for some misdeed he hasn't yet done?"
—Rock on Crowfeather's bad luck Cats of the Clans, page 52


"He loved Leafpool too much to force her to abandon her medicine cat duties. By letting her go, did he lose any hope of happiness for himself?"
—Rock Cats of the Clans, page 52


"Hollyleaf, Jayfeather, and Lionblaze were raised by Squirrelflight and Brambleclaw, but when the truth about their true parentage was revealed, Crowfeather was horrified and refused to acknowledge him as his own. However much he yearned for Leafpool, he could not betray his Clan again. He lived in private torment, unable to connect with his difficult WindClan son, Breezepelt, and resentful towards Nightcloud because she was not the she-cat he truly loved."
—Narrator The Ultimate Guide, page 109


Crowfeather: "You chose your Clan, remember?"
Leafpool: "That doesn't mean I didn't love you."
Crowfeather: "Maybe you did. But it wasn't enough, was it?"
—Crowfeather to Leafpool Night Whispers, pages 202-203

Warrior Ceremony

Crowfeather's Warrior Ceremony
Tallstar: Crowpaw has served his Clan with loyalty and bravery. He should have received his warrior name long ago, but the tragedies of the past moons have prevented this. Tonight, if Stoneteller will do me the kindness of letting a Clan ceremony into his Tribe's home, I wish to honor Crowpaw's great skill and courage by giving him his warrior name.
Crowpaw: May I ask something, Tallstar?
I would like to choose my own warrior name. If it is all right, I wish to be known as Crowfeather. I wish to keep alive the memory of... of the cat who did not return from the first journey.
Tallstar: A noble request. Very well. I name you Crowfeather. May StarClan protect you and accept you as a WindClan warrior in life as well as after.
Reference: Dawn, page 316




References and Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Revealed in Midnight, allegiances
  2. 2.0 2.1 Revealed in Twilight, page 252
  3. Revealed in Midnight, page 74
  4. Revealed in A Clan in Need, page 16
  5. Revealed in Dawn, page 316
  6. Revealed in Sign of the Moon, page 195
  7. Revealed in The Sight, allegiances
  8. Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, allegiances
  9. Revealed in Midnight, page 64
  10. Revealed in Starlight, page 34
  11. Revealed in Twilight, page 199
  12. Revealed in Midnight, page 73
  13. Revealed in Moonrise, page 61
  14. Revealed on Vicky's Facebook page
  15. 15.0 15.1 Revealed to be a in Erin Hunter Chat 4, undefined
  16. Revealed in Twilight, page 129, 222, 278, 280, 310, and 311
  17. Revealed in The Ultimate Guide, page 107
  18. Revealed in Midnight, page 103
  19. Revealed in Dark River, page 220
  20. Revealed in Eclipse, page 220
  21. Revealed to be a in Erin Hunter Chat 7, undefined
  22. Revealed on Vicky's Facebook page
  23. 23.0 23.1 Revealed in a letter
  24. Revealed to be a in Erin Hunter Chat 3, undefined
  25. Revealed in The Ultimate Guide, page 109
  26. Revealed in The Ultimate Guide, page 111
  27. Revealed in After Sunset: We Need to Talk, page 2
  28. Revealed on Kate's blog
  29. Revealed in The Last Hope, page 308
  30. Revealed on Kate's Blog
  31. Revealed on Kate Cary's twitter
  32. 32.0 32.1 Revealed in Erin Hunter Chat 3
  33. Revealed in Dawn, page 241
  34. Revealed in The Ultimate Guide, page 108
  35. Revealed on Vicky's Facebook
  36. Revealed in After Sunset: We Need to Talk
  37. Revealed in The Sight, page 353
  38. Revealed in Leafpool's Wish, chapter 9
  39. Revealed in The Sight, page 118
  40. 40.0 40.1 40.2 Revealed in Sunrise, page 290
  41. 41.0 41.1 41.2 Revealed in Secrets of the Clans, page 37
  42. Revealed in Secrets of the Clans, page 32
  43. Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 40
  44. 44.0 44.1 Revealed in Tallstar's Revenge, page 89
  45. 45.0 45.1 45.2 Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, page manga
  46. Revealed in The Ultimate Guide, page 189
  47. Revealed in The First Battle, page 194
  48. 48.0 48.1 Revealed in The First Battle, page 139


Major Warriors characters
The Prophecies Begin Arc FirestarGraystripeYellowfangCinderpeltSpottedleafSandstormCloudtailBluestarTigerstar
New Prophecy Arc BrambleclawFeathertailStormfurSquirrelflightCrowfeatherTawnypeltLeafpoolHawkfrostMothwing
Power of Three Arc LionblazeJayfeatherHollyleafBreezepeltRockSolAshfur
Omen of the Stars Arc DovewingIvypoolLionblazeJayfeatherHawkfrostTigerstarFirestar
Dawn of the Clans Arc Gray WingClear SkyThunderTall ShadowWind RunnerRiver RippleTurtle TailJagged Peak
The Lost Warrior Arc GraystripeMillie
Tigerstar and Sasha Arc SashaKenJeanPineShnukyTigerstar
Ravenpaw's Path Arc RavenpawBarley
SkyClan and the Stranger Arc LeafstarBillystormSol
Super Edition Arc FirestarSandstormLeafstarSkywatcherBluestarThistleclawSnowfurGoosefeatherCrookedstarOakheartRainflowerMapleshadeSharpclawEchosongStickYellowfangSagewhiskerBrokenstarRaggedstarTallstarJakeSparrowBramblestarSquirrelflightJessy
Novellas HollyleafFallen LeavesMistystarMothwingCloudstarTigerstarLeafpoolSquirrelflightDovewingBumblestripeGoosefeatherRavenpawPinestar

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