"I like to remember [Pebbleshine]. And it's easier now that I have found you both. She was the kindest, sweetest cat I've ever known, and I miss her every day. But missing her doesn't have to feel so sad anymore because I have part of her with me."
— Hawkwing to Violetpaw and Twigpaw in Darkest Night, page 54

Hawkwing is a large,[6] sleek-furred,[7] dark gray[1] tabby tom[6] with yellow eyes.[1]


In the Super Edition Arc

Hawkwing's Journey

Hawkpaw is first seen imagining stalking prey among the bushes at the top of the gorge, twitching as he dreams. He jerks fully awake as a bundle of ginger fur lands on him and pokes him sharply in the ribs, breathing in his littermate's familiar scent. He yowls for Duskpaw to get off and then to complains to Duskpaw about waking him up.
Duskpaw replies that it was about time he got up and tells Hawkpaw about how Cloudpaw, Pebblepaw, and himself have come up with the best plan ever. Hawkpaw, still half asleep, narrows his eyes at his brother in annoyance. He begins to think about how Duskpaw is always bugging him with some amazing plan and then goes to tell how its usually them stealing Twoleg food. Hawkpaw then continues to think that Duskpaw must have bees in his brain.
Hawkpaw twitches his whiskers, amused, and asks what this plan is. Hawkpaw sighs when Duskpaw mentions that the plan is to steal some Twoleg food. He teases that Duskpaw was going to turn into a Twoleg if he wasn't careful, which makes makes Duskpaw protest. Hawkpaw tells him that he's crazy about Twoleg food.
Hawkpaw sees Pebblepaw and Cloudpaw all waiting for Duskpaw. Pebblepaw crossly mews that they should just leave Hawkpaw there if he was a scaredy-cat, which makes Hawkpaw growl. When Duskpaw says that Hawkpaw's temper will get him in trouble one day, it makes Hawkpaw even more angry and the young tom retorts that Duskpaw was the one that was going to get into trouble. His annoyance fades as the other three apprentices leave, feeling thankful that Blossompaw wasn't going with them.
Hawkpaw is on patrol with his mentor, Ebonyclaw. As Hawkpaw waits for Ebonyclaw to come back, he thinks of Duskpaw and wonders if they are back yet. He feels a small thrill when he thinks of Duskpaw getting in trouble. He thinks that it isn't fair that Duskpaw never gets in trouble. When Ebonyclaw returns, she notes a strange scent in the air. Hawkpaw is surprised when his mentor doesn't know what the scent is, even though she's a daylight warrior. When the pair go explore after scenting fire, Hawkpaw is surprised with all the prey fleeing from the flames. Hawkpaw desperately hopes that his littermates had left, and he feels hope when he doesn't see them. His lungs ache, and he wishes he could go back to camp.
Hawkpaw is terrified when he hears Duskpaw struggling in the fire. He realizes that all the apprentices that went with Duskpaw were trapped beneath the Twoleg rock. He runs after Ebonyclaw to help save the apprentices, and as he does, he feels guilty for wanting Duskpaw in trouble. Ebonyclaw starts making her way towards Cloudpaw, which makes Hawkpaw freeze and wonder if he should save Pebblepaw or Duskpaw. His brother turns his head, yowling something, which Hawkpaw understands as a signal to help Pebblepaw. Hawkpaw hesitates some more, then dives in towards Pebblepaw.
He sees Duskpaw trapped, and realizes that Duskpaw wasn't signaling for Hawkpaw to help Pebblepaw, but that he needed help. Ebonyclaw and the apprentice start making their way toward him, but by the time Duskpaw is out, he isn't moving. Ebonyclaw demands to know what the three were doing out there, and Cloudpaw mournfully admits what they had been doing with the food. Hawkpaw helps Duskpaw onto Ebonyclaw's shoulders, then they head back to the gorge. He miserably wonders if he made the wrong choice in saving Pebblepaw first.
He is exhausted from helping Ebonyclaw carry his brother when the cats enter camp. Hawkpaw notices that his Clanmates are acting as though they already know something is wrong. Ebonyclaw tells Echosong about the fire and mentions Hawkpaw when she talks about Pebblepaw. He is said to be able to barely look at his brother. He snaps at Frecklewish when she offers to dress his wound. Hawkpaw turns and sees his father Sharpclaw with his mate, Cherrytail, and both look full of sorrow.
Cherrytail goes over to Hawkpaw and tells him that he was a hero for saving Pebblepaw, and that it wasn't his fault that Duskpaw died. He sees his father's face filled with grief and feels guilty. He begins to wish he hadn't snapped at Frecklewish, as his wound is beginning to hurt, but then thinks that maybe he deserves it. Echosong calls to the apprentice, and forces him to come into her den to see his wounds. He feels guilty when he learns that Pebblepaw's wounds aren't bad, because he thinks that maybe if he saved Duskpaw first Duskpaw would have lived and Pebblepaw's wounds would have just been a little worse.
When the vigil for Duskpaw is over, Hawkpaw's heart feels heavy with grief and sorrow. He sees Duskpaw's grave and says that Duskpaw shouldn't be under the dirt, but up with him.
Leafstar calls a Clan meeting for Hawkpaw, Cloudpaw, and Blossompaw's warrior ceremony. When Ebonyclaw tells Leafstar that Hawkpaw has trained hard, Hawkpaw knows that he has but then wonders what about Duskpaw. Leafstar names them Cloudmist, Blossomheart, and Hawkwing. After the ceremony, a cat calls out to Hawkwing, and Hawkwing is happy that he was called by his new warrior name, but his happiness turns to anger and hatred when he realizes the cat is Pebblepaw. Pebblepaw says she is grateful that he saved her and thanks him. Hawkwing tries to choke out a friendly response, but he remembers his dead brother, and blurts out that he should've saved his brother first rather than her. Pebblepaw turns dismayed, and stalks off without saying another word.
During the vigil, even though it is not allowed to speak during it, Hawkwing says to Blossomheart that he wishes that Duskpaw could be keeping vigil with them. After the vigil, Sandynose says that there is a Clan meeting and that they should hurry over. Leafstar says that Echosong has received a new prophecy. Echosong says that Skystar told her that the fire has burned out, but to get rid of the darkness they need to find the spark that remains. A few cats suggest this prophecy refers to Firestar.
Later, Hawkwing goes to see the Twoleg nest where Duskpaw died. He notices Darktail and asks what he is doing there. Acting very polite, Darktail says he was also caught in the fire, and has smoke in his lungs. Hawkwing goes to see Echosong, who although suspicious, gives Darktail coltsfoot to make it easier to breathe. He then says he knows about about the Clans, and says he remembers a Clan named ThunderClan. Everyone assumes that he is part of the prophecy, and invites him into SkyClan's camp. The whole clan starts feeling more optimistic about his arrival.
A few days after Darktail came, Hawkwing, Billystorm, Waspwhisker, Pebblepaw, and Blossomheart go on a journey to find the Clans. Based on Darktail's information, the Clans are only a two or three days away. He said to go straight through Twolegplace, cross a Thunderpath, and look for a tree that splits into three.
In the manga adventure after the book, Hawkwing is shown leading his clan to the lake. He then wishes he knew where they were going, and grives for thier dead medicine cat, Echosong. He feels like the clan has been lost, and has no purpose. He recalls Echosong's vision, to follow the blood trail, and grieves for his lost mate, Pebbleshine. He then sees his foster children with their real father, Sandynose, who takes Dewpaw, Finpaw and Reedpaw on a hunt. Plumwillow asks Hawkwing if he is all right, because his foster children are so attached to their real father.
Later it shows Dewpaw bringing a squirrel to the makeshift camp, and Sandynose asking Leafstar if it would be better having a firm destination. Leafstar tells Sandynose to have faith, and that very moment, Hawkwing sees a fiery-colored leaf with five points. The five points presumably represents the five Clans, ThunderClan, SkyClan, RiverClan, WindClan, and ShadowClan. Leafstar tells everyone to find shelter until a wind storm passes, but Hawkwing ignores her. He remembers Echosong talking about a leaf like this one, and wonders if this is what she meant. He ignores Leafstar's calls for him to come back, until he comes to a cliff edge and the wind dies. It falls down and Leafstar scolds him. He looks up and remembers Echosong and Leafstars words, telling him to have faith and "Follow the blood trail." He then sees red streaks straight across the sky.
More Coming Soon

Tigerheart's Shadow

Hawkwing does not formally appear in Tigerheart's Shadow, but is listed in the allegiances. During Tigerheart's nightmare, Hawkwing snarls at Flowerpaw, his lips draws back as the apprentice backs away from him.

In the A Vision of Shadows Arc

Shattered Sky

During her quest to find SkyClan and her father, Twigpaw sees Hawkwing's dark gray fur dart through the bushes. She thinks it may be the cat she saw in her dream, but the tom had clear blue eyes, while Hawkwing had yellow.
When Twigpaw arrives in SkyClan's makeshift camp, she sees Hawkwing and thinks that his eyes look just like Violetpaw's. Hawkwing asks what she is doing here, and she tells him and the rest of SkyClan about Darktail and his rogues at the lake.
He is horrified to hear Darktail and the other rogues are on Clan territory, and is convinced he has even more reason to be at the lake. After Twigpaw reveals she thinks her mother is dead, he sadly tells her that she must be dead, because she would never abandon her kits. He then reveals that he is her father, and runs up to nuzzle her.
When Twigpaw attempts to lead the SkyClan cats back to the lake, she is in the lead along with Leafstar and Hawkwing. Twigpaw looks helplessly at Hawkwing after Sagenose questions where she's going, and he moves closer to his daughter, defending her, stating that Twigpaw will take them to Bramblestar, ThunderClan's leader. The SkyClan cats start arguing, and Hawkwing cuts Sagenose off, saying he believes it was meant to be this way, and its how they were meant to find ThunderClan. A little time later, he asks Twigpaw if they have to cross a Thunderpath when she is uncertain of her direction. After they cross, Hawkwing helps Tinycloud climb a ridge, with the aid of Sparrowpelt. Twigpaw then sees the lake, and announces it, to which Hawkwing licks his daughter's ears, meowing that he knew she'd find the way, and that he was glad Alderheart took her and Violetpaw in.
Later, Hawkwing tells Twigpaw all about SkyClan's life in the gorge. Twigpaw, soothed by her father's voice, dozes off. Twigpaw introduces Hawkwing to Violetpaw excitedly, telling her he's their father, and Hawkwing leans and touches his nose to Violetpaw's, and admits he never thought to see his kits again.
More Coming Soon

Darkest Night

Coming Soon

In the Novellas

Ravenpaw's Farewell

Hawkpaw is a young SkyClan cat, being trained by Ebonyclaw, a daylight warrior. After Echosong wishes to speak with Ravenpaw, she tells Barley, Bella, and Riley that in the meantime, Hawkpaw will look after them, and that they are quite safe in SkyClan's camp. Upon hearing his name, Hawkpaw appears and nods his head.
Echosong tells Hawkpaw to come and fetch her if his mentor arrives and needs him to do something else instead. Turning to Ravenpaw, she explains that Hawkpaw's mentor, Ebonyclaw, is a daylight warrior, and she hasn't arrived in camp yet. Ravenpaw notes his dedication, saying that he is a very committed apprentice. Echosong agrees, but also notes that he needs to be kept away from Billystorm's apprentice, Pebblepaw, as the two apprentices do not get along in the least. After their discussion, Echosong and Ravenpaw leave Barley and the two younger cats with Hawkpaw, although the three strangers are standing rather awkwardly around the apprentice.


Interesting Facts

  • Hawkwing does not favor Violetshine over Twigbranch, but instead just has more of an affinity with Violetshine.[8]


  • He was called Hawkwing before his warrior ceremony,[9] and called Hawkpaw after his warrior ceremony.[3]
  • He was mistakenly called Hawkheart.[10]
  • He was mistakenly described with amber eyes.[11]
  • He is shown as a solid-colored cat with a lighter muzzle in the manga of Hawkwing's Journey.[12]

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Pebbleshine:[13] Status Unknown


Violetshine:[14] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Twigbranch:[14] Living (As of Darkest Night)

Foster Sons:

Dewpaw:[15] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Finpaw:[15] Living (As of Darkest Night)

Foster Daughter:

Reedpaw:[15] Living (As of Darkest Night)


Sharpclaw:[2] Deceased, Residence Unknown


Cherrytail:[2] Living (As of Darkest Night)


Duskpaw:[16] Deceased, Residence Unknown


Cloudmist:[17] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Blossomheart:[18] Living (As of Darkest Night)


Flower:[19] Status Unknown


Sparrowpelt:[20] Living (As of Darkest Night)


Jessamy:[19] Status Unknown


Parsleyseed:[21] Living (As of Hawkwing's Journey)
Pebbleshine:[21] Status Unknown
Sunnykit:[22] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Pigeonkit:[22] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Quailkit:[22] Living (As of Darkest Night)


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Echosong: "Don't worry, you're quite safe. Hawkpaw will look after you."
Hawkpaw: "Absolutely."
Echosong: "Thank you. Let me know if Ebonyclaw arrives and needs you to do something else. Ebonyclaw is a daylight warrior, so she's not here yet. Hawkpaw is her apprentice."
Ravenpaw: "He seems very committed."
Echosong: "He is. As long as we keep him away from Billystorm's apprentice, Pebblepaw. The two of them do not get along!"
—Echosong and Ravenpaw on Hawkpaw Ravenpaw's Farewell, page chapter 9

Hawkwing: "I wanted to tell you something."
Pebblepaw: "Okay..."
Hawkwing: "I...I wanted to say how sorry I am, about the way I treated you after Duskpaw died. I want you to know that I never actually blamed you."
Pebblepaw: "I kind of figured that out."
—Hawkwing admitting to Pebblepaw that he is sorry for treating her so meanly. Hawkwing's Journey, page chapter 15

"Leafstar, this is a bad idea. This cat is not one of SkyClan. He doesn't understand what it means to be a Clan cat."
—Hawkwing protesting Leafstar's decision to let Darktail stay with SkyClan Hawkwing's Journey, page 103

"As long as I'm alive, SkyClan will never be exiled. We will always survive!"
—Hawkwing thinking about SkyClan Hawkwing's Journey, page 169

Darktail: "Listen, I like you, Hawkwing. You're different from the other SkyClan cats. You're more like me. Surely you realize your best chance of survival will be with me and my rogues? We're going to take the gorge for ourselves. Join us! We're so good together, Hawkwing. We understand each other. I'll make you my deputy."
Hawkwing: "Even if I believed you, do you think I would join you? After you and Rain murdered my father? Never!"
Darktail: "If that's what you want, you can die along with the rest of your mange-ridden Clan!"
—Hawkwing rejecting to join Darktail while the rogues attack the gorge Hawkwing's Journey, page 189

Hawkwing: "There's something that frightens me. Darktail wanted me to join him and to stay in the camp. He thinks we're alike. What if that's true?"
Pebblepaw: "How can you believe such a pile of mouse droppings? You're brave and loyal, Hawkwing, a true SkyClan warrior. Did you fight for your Clan back there?"
Hawkwing: "Well...yes."
Pebblepaw: "And did it even occur to you to betray them?"
Hawkwing: "No!"
Pebblepaw: "Then what makes you think you're anything like Darktail? You would never plot against the cats who had been kind to you."
—Pebblepaw reassuring Hawkwing Hawkwing's Journey, page 202

"I'm going to be the best father I can be to these kits."
—Hawkwing to Pebbleshine after finding out she's pregnant Hawkwing's Journey, page 284

""Then...thank you, Leafstar. I swear that I will be loyal to SkyClan, and spend my last drop of blood defending it.""
—Hawkwing to Leafstar after he becomes deputy Hawkwing's Journey, page 380
Hawkwing: "I had a mate, too, and she was expecting my kits. Her name was Pebbleshine, and I loved her very much. But a Twoleg monster carried her away, and I lost her."
Reedkit: "That's terrible!"
Hawkwing: "If I found my kits now, I would want a chance to be a father to them, even though nothing could make up for the time we lost. Can you understand that?"
Reedkit: "Sort of..."
Hawkwing: "And Sandynose loves all of you very much, just as I would love my kits if I could meet them. But he's only just getting to know you. You have to give him time."
—Hawkwing encouraging the kits to accept their real father Hawkwing's Journey, page 410

"I'm not your father, but that doesn't mean I don't care for you. I'll always be here to help you if you ever need me."
—Hawkwing to Reedkit, Finkit, and Dewkit Hawkwing's Journey, page 410

Twigpaw: "I don't think she meant to. Some of my Clanmates and I went to look for her, and we decided that she must have died—we think that she was probably hit by a monster on the Thunderpath. Then Alderheart had another vision where he saw SkyClan again—and he saw you, Hawkwing. He said you looked...just like me. I just had to come and find you. I had to know whether there was any chance..."
Hawkwing: "You're right Twigpaw. Your mother must have died, because there's no way that Pebbleshine would ever have abandoned her kits if she were alive. I know, because...because she was my mate."
Twigpaw: "Wait! Are you saying...?"
Hawkwing: "I'm your father, Twigpaw."
—Hawkwing telling Twigpaw that he's her father Shattered Sky, pages 197-198

Finpaw: "I like Hawkwing. He's reassuring."
Twigpaw: "Yeah."
Finpaw: "Sandynose went missing when we were born, so Hawkwing kind of helped take care of us."
Twigpaw: "Sandynose went missing?"
Finpaw: "We thought we'd never meet our real father. But we had Hawkwing. He was nice. You're quite like him."
Twigpaw: "Violetpaw's more like him than me."
Finpaw: "Yes. But you and Hawkwing are more like Clan cats than Violetpaw. Sometimes she seems uncomfortable in her own fur and unsure of herself. You have the same confidence as Hawkwing. And you're brave and loyal like he is. And kind."
—Twigpaw and Finpaw about Hawkwing Shattered Sky, pages 197-198

"You can't live for the past and hide from the future."
—Hawkwing to Cherrytail Darkest Night, page 132

"Twigpaw is right. We will always be kin. We'll miss Twigpaw, but isn't it better to know she's where she belongs than to live with her knowing she wishes she were somewhere else?"
—Hawkwing to Violetshine Darkest Night, page 289


Hawkwing's Warrior Ceremony
Leafstar: Cats of SkyClan, today we have gathered together for one of the most important events in the life of a Clan. The making of new warriors. Plumwillow, Bouncefire, Ebonyclaw, have your apprentices learned the skills of a warrior? And do they understand the importance of the warrior code in the life of a Clan?
Plumwillow: Cloudpaw has worked hard to understand all that.
Hawkpaw: I do.
Leafstar: [...] Hawkpaw, do you promise to uphold the warrior code and to protect and defend this Clan, even at the cost of your life?
Plumwillow: And Hawkpaw.
Leafstar: Then by the powers of StarClan, I give you your warrior name. Hawkpaw, from this moment you will be known as Hawkwing. StarClan honors your courage and your bravery, and we welcome you as a full warrior of SkyClan.
Reference: Hawkwing's Journey, chapter 3

Hawkwing's Deputy Ceremony
Leafstar: I speak these words before StarClan, that the spirits of our warrior ancestors may hear and approve my choice. Hawkwing will be the new deputy of SkyClan.
Reference: Hawkwing's Journey, page 379

References and Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Revealed in Ravenpaw's Farewell, allegiances
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, page 21
  3. 3.0 3.1 Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, page 30
  4. 4.0 4.1 Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, page 379
  5. Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, page 234
  6. 6.0 6.1 Revealed in Shattered Sky, page 151
  7. Revealed in Ravenpaw's Farewell, chapter 9
  8. Revealed on Kate's blog
  9. Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, page 26
  10. Revealed on HarperCollins' Catalog page
  11. Revealed in Shattered Sky, page 196
  12. Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, page manga
  13. Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, page 250
  14. 14.0 14.1 Revealed in Shattered Sky, page 198
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, page 333
  16. Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, page 11
  17. Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, page 7
  18. Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, page 33
  19. 19.0 19.1 Revealed in the Warriors App
  20. Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 215
  21. 21.0 21.1 Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, page 22
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 Revealed in Tigerheart's Shadow, allegiances

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