"ShadowClan has forgotten what it is to be a Clan."
— Oatclaw's opinion of ShadowClan in Thunder and Shadow, page 241

Oatclaw is a pale brown tabby tom.[1]


In the Super Editions

Bramblestar's Storm

Oatpaw does not formally appear in Bramblestar's Storm, but is listed in the allegiances. He is a WindClan apprentice, and his mentor is Leaftail.

Tigerheart's Shadow

Oatclaw 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

Oatclaw does not formally appear in The Apprentice's Quest, but is listed in the allegiances. He is now a warrior and has received the name Oatclaw.

Thunder and Shadow

He is seen along with Emberfoot, Furzepelt, and Onestar, fighting for his life against Darktail's rogues. Bramblestar then throws Oatclaw's opponent off, he then scrambles to his paws to help Rosepetal fight a white she-cat. When Darktail yowls for everyone to stop fighting, he is mentioned to be letting go of his opponent with Rosepetal. When Jayfeather looks at his wounds, he is described to have deep cuts along his flanks. Alderpaw is then called over and treats his wounds with the remaining cobweb, quickly dressing it. When Furzepelt dies, he lifts his head, eyes wide with shock. The tom then staggers over to Onestar, who loses a life.
Oatclaw travels with his Clanmates back to ThunderClan's camp, as he and Emberfoot are too injured to return back home. Onestar initially is against it, but concedes when Jayfeather comments Oatclaw might bleed to death. Alderpaw asks how many lives Onestar has left, and the tom says he doesn't know. Once back at camp, Alderpaw and Jayfeather wash more herb pulp into his wounds. Oatclaw rests in a nest beside Briarlight, and is offered prey for when he wakes. He and Oatclaw stay in ThunderClan's care for a few more days, as they are unfit to travel. The pair return to their camp once they recover. At the next Gathering, Oatclaw supports his Clanmates, meowing that ShadowClan has forgotten how to be a Clan.

Shattered Sky

Oatclaw is on a patrol with Featherpelt and Gorsetail, and eyes Bramblestar and his patrol warily. He flanks the ThunderClan cats after Gorsetail allows them to come to WindClan's camp, and is sent ahead to warn Onestar. Later, Oatclaw is on another patrol and catches Alderheart and Mothwing on WindClan territory. Alderheart reassures they are just going to RiverClan, but Oatclaw's fur remains bristling, revealing his suspicion.

Darkest Night

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

River of Fire

Oatclaw does not formally appear in River of Fire, but is listed in the allegiances.

In the Novellas

Dovewing's Silence

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

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Lionblaze: "Has he many more?"
Oatclaw: "Only Onestar knows that."
—Oatclaw and Lionblaze about Onestar's lives Thunder and Shadow, page 68

Rowanstar: "They asked to join ShadowClan. They came with gifts of prey, but I turned them away."
Oatclaw: "How dare they?"
—Rowanstar and Oatclaw about some of Darktail's rogues Thunder and Shadow, page 182

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