"Warriors aren't meant to be afraid of anything."
— Leafpaw's opinion on being a warrior in Thunder and Shadow, page 235

Leafshade is a tortoiseshell she-cat.[1]


In the Super Edition Arc

Tigerheart's Shadow

Leafshade does not formally appear in Tigerheart's Shadow, but is listed in the allegiances.

In the A Vision of Shadows Arc

The Apprentice's Quest

Before Alderpaw leaves to go on his quest, Leafkit and her siblings are seen playing around Daisy and Lilyheart's paws.
After returning from the journey, Alderpaw enters the nursery, and Lilyheart tells him to be careful about where he puts his paws. He looks down and notes why, as her three kits, Larkkit, Leafkit, and Honeykit are play-fighting with each other on the floor of the den.
Leafkit is seen with her littermates, and Twigkit asks what an apprentice is. Larkkit explains to her that it's when you're six moons old, have a mentor, and learn to become a warrior. Leafkit shakes scraps of moss from her pelt and mews that it's when you learn to fight as an apprentice.
When Alderpaw and Sparkpaw take Twigkit and Violetkit to the Gathering, Sparkpaw reassures the nervous kits that they'll have a lot to tell Larkkit, Honeykit, and Leafkit when they get home.

Thunder and Shadow

Leafpool mentions that Leafkit and her siblings are too boisterous for their foster sister Twigkit. The kits nose through the apprentices' den with Leafkit gasping there is so much room. Later on, the kits clamber over a fallen beech. Fernsong brings Honeykit to the medicine den over a cough, since Lilyheart is too busy with Leafkit and Larkkit to do otherwise. Honeykit soon mentions that she shared a rabbit with Leafkit and Larkkit. Twigkit tells Honeykit that Leafkit and Larkkit are going to explore some ferns and said for Honeykit to hurry up. She asks to join but Honeykit states that Leafkit caught a frog there and she'll only get in the way of hunting. Later on, Leafkit and her littermates dozed beside their mother outside the nursery.
Leafkit and Larkkit invent battle moves in the clearing. Twigkit decides to leave camp and bring back catmint to impress her clanmates. She imagines Leafkit, Honeykit and Larkkit would be amazed. She falls into the lake instead though, and Leafkit and Honeykit constantly tease her because of it. They tease her like they tease each other, but don't mean any harm. Later on, Twigkit is impatient to tell Leafkit and Honeykit that she is special like Jayfeather. Leafpaw becomes an apprentice with her mentor being Bumblestripe. Twigpaw also becomes an apprentice and thinks that she wants to become as good as them. They have been learning battle moves while Twigpaw has been hunting. However, they were apprenticed when it was heavily snowing and prey was scarce.
On the way to the Gathering, Leafpaw and Larkpaw jostle near the tree-bridge. Rosepetal nudges them so Honeypaw could go first. Leafpaw snorts to Rosepetal comment that being afraid is being smart, replying that warriors aren't meant to be afraid of anything. Bumblestripe gives her a nudge, stating that'll her remind her next time they come across fox scent. Leafpaw puffs her chest and states she wasn’t being afraid, but smart. On the island, Leafpaw and her siblings race into the clearing. Leafpaw calls out to Nightpaw and Breezepaw, greeting with a purr and hurrying to them. One night later on, Leafpool calls to Alderpaw. Leafpaw shifts around in her nest and doesn't wake up. When a ShadowClan patrol comes to ThunderClan camp, Leafpaw and her siblings whisper excitedly to each other near the fresh-kill pile.

Shattered Sky

Before the battle with the Kin, Twigpaw observes Leafshade and her littermates, awaiting their first chance to fight for their Clan as true warriors.

Darkest Night

Leafshade does not formally appear in Darkest Night, but is listed in the allegiances.


Interesting Facts


  • She was mistakenly called a tom.[8]

Character Pixels

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Lilyheart:[1] Living (As of Darkest Night)


Snowbush:[9] Deceased, Residence Unknown


Honeyfur:[1] Living (As of Darkest Night)


Larksong:[1] Living (As of Darkest Night)

Foster Sisters:

Twigbranch:[10] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Violetshine:[10] Living (As of Darkest Night)
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Brightheart:[11] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Sorreltail:[12] Deceased, Verified StarClan member


Cloudtail:[11] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Brackenfur:[12] Living (As of Darkest Night)


Princess:[6] Deceased, No Residence
Frostfur:[13] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Willowpelt:[14] Deceased, Verified StarClan member


Whitestorm:[15] Deceased, Verified StarClan member


Nutmeg:[16] Living (As of Fire and Ice)
Robinwing:[17] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Swiftbreeze:[18] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Snowfur:[19] Deceased, Verified StarClan member


Jake:[16] Deceased, Residence Unknown
Fuzzypelt:[17] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Adderfang:[20] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Thistleclaw:[19] Deceased, Verified Place of No Stars member


Flashnose:[21] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Moonflower:[22] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Poppydawn:[23] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Crystal:[24] Status Unknown


Stormtail:[25] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Windflight:[26] Deceased, Verified StarClan member


Daisytoe:[27] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Fallowsong:[27] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Squirrelwhisker:[28] Deceased, Verified StarClan member


Rooktail:[29] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Eaglestorm:[28] Status Unknown


Dewnose:[30] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Molepaw:[31] Deceased, Verified StarClan member


Whitewing:[32] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Ambermoon:[30] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Honeyfern:[31] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Poppyfrost:[31] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Cinderheart:[31] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Seedpaw:[33] Deceased, Verified StarClan member


Thornclaw:[34] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Rainwhisker:[35] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Sootfur:[35] Deceased, Verified StarClan member


Cinderpelt:[36] Deceased, Verified StarClan member


Four unnamed kits:[37] Status Unknown

Great Half-Uncles:

Darkstripe:[38] Deceased, Verified Place of No Stars member
Graystripe:[39] Living (As of Darkest Night)


Firestar:[40] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Dustpelt:[39] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Ravenpaw:[39] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Redtail:[18] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Patchpelt:[22] Deceased, Verified StarClan member


Brindleface:[17] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Spottedleaf:[18] Deceased, No Residence
Leopardfoot:[22] Deceased, Verified StarClan member


Unidentified kits:[17] Status Unknown
Unnamed kits:[41] Status Unknown


Scourge:[16] Deceased, No Residence
Socks:[16] Status Unknown
Longtail:[42] Deceased, Verified StarClan member


Ruby:[16] Status Unknown


Bluestar:[22] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Rosetail:[23] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Sweetpaw:[23] Deceased, Verified StarClan member


Ferris:[24] Status Unknown
Whiskers:[24] Status Unknown


Dappletail:[28] Deceased, Verified StarClan member


Tawnyspots:[28] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Thrushpelt:[28] Deceased, Verified StarClan member


Goosefeather:[27] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Heronwing:[27] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Rabbitleap:[27] Deceased, Verified StarClan member


Sweetbriar:[28] Living (As of Pinestar's Choice)


Mistystar:[43] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Stonefur:[43] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Mosskit:[43] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Reedwhisker:[44] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Primrosepaw:[45] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Pikepaw:[45] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Perchkit:[45] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Plumkit:[46] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Eaglekit:[46] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Stemkit:[46] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Shellkit:[46] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Stormfur:[47] Living (As of Sign of the Moon)
Feathertail:[47] Deceased, Verified Tribe of Endless Hunting and StarClan member
Bumblestripe:[48] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Briarlight:[48] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Blossomfall:[48] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Lark That Sings at Dawn:[49] Living (As of Sign of the Moon)
Pine That Clings to Rock:[49] Living (As of Sign of the Moon)
Pinestar:[23] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Tigerstar:[50] Deceased, No Residence
Nightkit:[50] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Mistkit:[50] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Hawkfrost:[51] Deceased, No Residence
Tadpole:[52] Deceased, Residence Unknown
Mothwing:[51] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Bramblestar:[53] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Tawnypelt:[53] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Swiftpaw:[54] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Unnamed kit:[54] Status Unknown
Sandstorm:[55] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Ashfur:[56] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Ferncloud:[56] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Two unnamed kits:[57] Status Unknown
Squirrelflight:[32] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Leafpool:[32] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Spiderleg:[58] Deceased, Residence Unknown
Shrewpaw:[58] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Birchfall:[59] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Larchkit:[59] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Hollykit:[59] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Icecloud:[60] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Foxleap:[60] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Dawnpelt:[61] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Tigerstar:[61] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Flametail:[61] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Lionblaze:[62] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Hollyleaf:[62] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Jayfeather:[62] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Toadstep:[63] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Rosepetal:[63] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Dovewing:[64] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Ivypool:[64] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Molewhisker:[65] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Cherryfall:[65] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Hollytuft:[66] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Fernsong:[66] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Sorrelstripe:[66] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Alderheart:[67] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Sparkpelt:[68] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Juniperkit:[68] Deceased, Residence Unknown
Dandelionkit:[69] Deceased, Residence Unknown
Strikestone:[70] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Sleekwhisker:[70] Living (As of Shattered Sky)
Juniperclaw:[70] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Unnamed kit:[71] Status Unknown
Unidentified kits:[71] Status Unknown
Lightkit:[72] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Pouncekit:[72] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Shadowkit:[72] Living (As of Darkest Night)


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    = Female

    = Gender Unknown


"That's how you learn to fight when you're an apprentice."
—Leafkit to Twigkit about apprentices The Apprentice's Quest, page 278

"There's so much room inside!"
—Leafkit about the apprentices’ den Thunder and Shadow, page 4

"[Lilyheart]'s not your mother! She's our mother, you came from a long way away—beyond the lake even!"
—Leafkit The Apprentice's Quest, page chapter 24

Leafpaw: "Warriors aren't meant to be afraid of anything."
Bumblestripe: "I'll remind you of that next time we smell a fox while we're out training."
Leafpaw: "I wasn't being afraid. I was being smart."
—Leafpaw and Bumblestripe about bravery Thunder and Shadow, page 235

References and Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, allegiances
  2. Revealed in Thunder and Shadow, page 188
  3. Revealed in Shattered Sky, allegiances
  4. Revealed in Thunder and Shadow, page 235
  5. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 452
  6. 6.0 6.1 Revealed in Fire and Ice, page 219
  7. Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 497
  8. Revealed in Thunder and Shadow, page 269
  9. Kate's Blog
  10. 10.0 10.1 Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, page 279
  11. 11.0 11.1 Revealed in Midnight, page 17
  12. 12.0 12.1 Revealed in Twilight, page 50
  13. Revealed in Forest of Secrets, pages 62-63
  14. Revealed in Rising Storm, page 120
  15. Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 95
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 16.4 Revealed in The Ultimate Guide, page 197
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 17.3 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 329
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 362
  19. 19.0 19.1 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 327
  20. Revealed on Vicky's Facebook page
  21. Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, chapter 3
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 22.3 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 8
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 23.3 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 47
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 Revealed in Pinestar's Choice, chapter 5
  25. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 19
  26. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 315
  27. 27.0 27.1 27.2 27.3 27.4 Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, allegiances
  28. 28.0 28.1 28.2 28.3 28.4 28.5 Revealed on Vicky's facebook page
  29. Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, chapter 1
  30. 30.0 30.1 Revealed in The Last Hope, page 216
  31. 31.0 31.1 31.2 31.3 Revealed in Sunset, page 27
  32. 32.0 32.1 32.2 Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 509
  33. Revealed in The Forgotten Warrior, page 146
  34. Revealed in Fire and Ice, pages 95-97
  35. 35.0 35.1 Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 100
  36. Revealed in Fire and Ice, page 95
  37. Revealed in Fire and Ice, page 191
  38. Revealed on Vicky's Facebook page
  39. 39.0 39.1 39.2 Revealed on Vicky's Facebook page
  40. Revealed in Fire and Ice, page 111
  41. Revealed in Fire and Ice, page 116
  42. Revealed on Vicky's Facebook page
  43. 43.0 43.1 43.2 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 466
  44. Revealed in Erin Hunter Chat 6
  45. 45.0 45.1 45.2 Revealed in Mistystar's Omen, chapter 3
  46. 46.0 46.1 46.2 46.3 Revealed in Shattered Sky, page 47
  47. 47.0 47.1 Revealed in A Dangerous Path, page 251
  48. 48.0 48.1 48.2 Revealed in Eclipse, page 159
  49. 49.0 49.1 Revealed in Sign of the Moon, page 2
  50. 50.0 50.1 50.2 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 266
  51. 51.0 51.1 Revealed in Moonrise, page 258
  52. Revealed in Return to the Clans, page 2
  53. 53.0 53.1 Revealed in Rising Storm, page 19
  54. 54.0 54.1 Revealed on Vicky's facebook page
  55. Revealed on Vicky's Facebook
  56. 56.0 56.1 Revealed in Rising Storm, page 41
  57. Revealed in Into the Wild, page 226
  58. 58.0 58.1 Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 18
  59. 59.0 59.1 59.2 Revealed in Midnight, page 84
  60. 60.0 60.1 Revealed in The Sight, page 5
  61. 61.0 61.1 61.2 Revealed in Dark River, allegiances
  62. 62.0 62.1 62.2 Revealed in The Sight, allegiances
  63. 63.0 63.1 Revealed in Outcast, allegiances
  64. 64.0 64.1 Revealed in Sunrise, page 317
  65. 65.0 65.1 Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, page 299
  66. 66.0 66.1 66.2 Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, page 478
  67. Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, page 10
  68. 68.0 68.1 Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, page 8
  69. Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, page 9
  70. 70.0 70.1 70.2 Revealed in Thunder and Shadow, page 348
  71. 71.0 71.1 Revealed in A Dangerous Path, page 81
  72. 72.0 72.1 72.2 Revealed in Tigerheart's Shadow, chapter 18