"Why do you think we chose a rogue over Rowanstar? He was a weak leader then, and he's a weak leader now."
— Scorchfur to Tawnypelt about Rowanstar in Darkest Night, page 161

Scorchfur is a dark gray tom[5] with ragged,[7] slashed ears,[8] one of which is torn.[9]


In the Super Editons

Bramblestar's Storm

Scorchfur is seen on a patrol consisting of himself, Tawnypelt, Grasspaw, and Owlclaw, who meet up with the ThunderClan patrol. At a Gathering, it is announced that Snowbird had three kits, and Scorchfur is smug, licking a paw and passing it over his ear.
Afterwards, he is seen leading another patrol, however this time it consists of Pinenose, Ferretclaw, and Spikepaw. He orders for the ThunderClan patrol to leave, and despite ThunderClan's concerns, Scorchfur insists that ShadowClan didn't need ThunderClan to worry about them, his looks saying otherwise. Bramblestar empathizes with them, and Scorchfur retorts that they didn't need their sympathy nor their word. Once Bramblestar explains his actual reasons, Scorchfur permits them to let them cross their territory, if only so they would leave sooner.
When some ThunderClan cats arrive near the ShadowClan camp, Scorchfur, Crowfrost, and Tigerheart are spotted, looking malnourished. Despite Bramblestar's explanation, Scorchfur believes that he and the other ThunderClan cats are only present to see where their new camp was. While Crowfrost fetches the newly named Rowanstar, Scorchfur and Tigerheart stand on guard. When Pinenose and Pouncetail return with bedding, Scorchfur thanks them for their findings. Afterwards, he slides into a thicket, and returns with Leafpool and Littlecloud.
During a squabble with some badgers, Bramblestar assists Scorchfur, who is in the grasp of a badger, and vainly batters at it with his hind legs. Bramblestar attacks the badger, which drops him, and the two briefly fight together. After it leaves, Scorchfur compliments Bramblestar on his fighting skills. Once the battle concludes, it is noted that Scorchfur had both of his ears slashed.

Tigerheart's Shadow

Coming Soon

In the Power of Three arc


During the battle of the four Clans in ThunderClan territory, Tawnypelt promises Jaypaw that Scorchpaw and his mentor, Snaketail, will help Hollypaw fight against a new wave of warriors.
Later, when Sol enters the ShadowClan camp, Scorchpaw and Snaketail stand in the middle of the clearing, staring in shock at the newcomer. Scorchpaw whispers to Snaketail, inquiring about who the stranger is, and Snaketail vaguely responds to him that he's not a Clan cat.

Long Shadows

Scorchpaw is a member of the ShadowClan patrol that meets a ThunderClan patrol early in the book. He says that no cat can trust ThunderClan, and participates in the small battle that occurs when Birchfall leaps at Snaketail.


Scorchpaw does not formally appear in Sunrise, but is listed in the allegiances.

In the Omen of the Stars arc

The Fourth Apprentice

Scorchfur does not formally appear in The Fourth Apprentice, but is listed in the allegiances. He is now listed as a warrior known as Scorchfur.

Fading Echoes

Scorchfur leaves the warriors' den when Jayfeather visits the ShadowClan camp. He is mentioned in Ivypaw's dream when it is told to Firestar, in an attempt to convince him to attack ShadowClan. When he is fighting in the battle, he attacks Lionblaze.

Night Whispers

During the battle with ThunderClan, he is revealed to have fought with Ivypaw. Their fight is briefly mentioned by Hawkfrost when he advises Ivypaw about battle tactics in the Dark Forest.
Scorchfur solemnly stands with his Clanmates after Russetfur's death. He and his Clan retreat back to their camp carrying their dead deputy's body with them. After the battle, he rests his head on his paws, having no appetite for the half-eaten thrush laying in front of him.
Before the battle training session with the apprentices of his Clan, Flametail applies some ointment on his scratches. Much later, when Ivypaw is held prisoner in ShadowClan camp, he is assigned to lead a hunting patrol. He gathers some cats for his patrol and leaves.

Sign of the Moon

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

The Forgotten Warrior

Scorchfur is on a patrol with Dawnpelt and Redwillow.

The Last Hope

During the Great Battle, Scorchfur is in the medicine cat's den, being treated by Littlecloud, saying that he will fight to the death if he has to. Kinkfur fetches Scorchfur soaked moss for him to drink and Littlecloud treats his wound with cobweb.

In the A Vision of Shadows arc

The Apprentice's Quest

Scorchfur does not formally appear in The Apprentice's Quest, but is listed in the allegiances.

Thunder and Shadow

Scorchfur is first seen disgruntled when Bramblestar visits ShadowClan to warn them about the rogues. Later, Rowanstar orders him, Crowfrost, Tigerheart, Spikefur, and Yarrowpaw to escort the ThunderClan cats home.
When the sickness strikes ShadowClan, he is seen with Crowfrost and Tawnypelt gathered outside Rowanstar's den. Scorchfur notes that his leader's coughing sounded like Wasptail and Oakfur.
He is constantly distrustful of Violetpaw when she rejoins ShadowClan. When Crowfrost orders him, Tigerheart and Violetpaw to help Puddleshine gather the lungwort needed to cure the sickness, Scorchfur scowls that Violetpaw can't be trusted. Crowfrost defends Violetpaw, but Scorchfur remains unconvinced. They travel through ThunderClan territory to reach WindClan's. They encounter a WindClan patrol who takes them to Onestar who accuses them of harboring the rogues who killed Furzepelt. Scorchfur surprisingly defends Violetpaw, claiming she is own of theirs. Onestar denies the ShadowClan cats' access to the lungwort, despite Tigerheart's pleas.
Three of his kits, Beepaw, Cloverfoot, and Berryheart leave ShadowClan with his granddaughter, Needlepaw, to join the rogues, leaving Yarrowpaw and Rippletail. He appears out of the warriors' den when Twigpaw sneaks into the camp. He questions Violetpaw's loyalty again, snarling that maybe she invited her sister to invade, and Violetpaw is frustrated why he distrusts her so easily. Before Crowfrost can send Twigpaw back to ThunderClan, Scorchfur comes up with an idea. He suggests to use Twigpaw as a pawn to get the lungwort; ThunderClan could persuade WindClan to give ShadowClan the lungwort in exchange for Twigpaw. Crowfrost agrees but states the ThunderClan apprentice shall remain unharmed. He joins Crowfrost and Tawnypelt in a patrol to inform Bramblestar of the situation.
When Birchpaw and Lionpaw fight over a thrush, Scorchfur tells Twigpaw to let them fight. Violetpaw and Twigpaw pass Scorchfur and Tigerheart with their apprentices leaving the camp.
He is present when ThunderClan invades ShadowClan for Twigpaw. He lines up against Mistcloud, Sparrowtail, Spikefur, and Rippletail. He challenges Crowfrost when the deputy agrees to let Twigpaw go. Scorchfur wants to fight for Twigpaw, but Crowfrost disagrees. Scorchfur states Rowanstar wouldn't have let her go, but Crowfrost informs the gray warrior that their leader may not survive the sickness.
He sits with Spikefur at Kinkfur's vigil and is present when Crowfrost falls ill. Later, he visits the medicine cat den to check on his mate, Snowbird, and one of their daughters, Yarrowleaf. Puddleshine reports both she-cats are recovering nicely, but Scorchfur remarks they don't look any better and insists his family wouldn't have gotten sick if Crowfrost hadn't given up Twigpaw. When his mate gently chides him for snapping at Puddleshine, Scorchfur grunts that ShadowClan has no strong leadership anymore. When Puddleshine recounts how he gathered the lungwort, Scorchfur asked what made Onestar change his mind. Puddleshine answers vaguely maybe a message from StarClan, but Scorchfur is unconvinced.
Tigerheart, the new deputy, orders Scorchfur to lead a hunting patrol with Birchpaw, Grassheart, Flowerpaw, and Sparrowtail. Spikefur asks when Rowanstar plans to contribute to the Clan. The Clan leader replies he will hunt when the Clan needs it, and Scorchfur replies they do. He is named to attend the Gathering, but he refuses to attend because WindClan refused to help them. He challenges Rowanstar by asking him where he was when Crowfrost handed away their hostage. He tells Rowanstar not to return, and that ShadowClan needs a strong leader. At that moment, Darktail and the rogues walk into the camp and declare themselves the new leaders of ShadowClan.

Shattered Sky

Scorchfur takes part in the battle for RiverClan's territory. He is the first of the rogues to attack, seemingly encouraged by Darktail's battle cry, and he swipes at Beetlewhisker, slashing his nose.
He appears again later, and pricks his ears, then frowns when he hears Darktail teasing Violetpaw as if he can't believe the rogue leader to have such a good-humored tone. It is noted he is one of the last surviving ShadowClan cats. He doesn't say anything, and runs to carry a squirrel to his mate, Snowbird, who is in the nursery with her kits. Scorchfur comes back over to them and suggests they give some prey to the prisoners, and Needletail because they're starting to look skinny. He says the prisoners are the rogues' responsibility, making Darktail angry. The rogue leader assures him calmly that he's taking care of them, and Scorchfur glares at Darktail, hatred shining in his eyes. Darktail questions him, asking if he'd like to be somewhere else, and Scorchfur blurts out that the rogue leader knows best. He chokes down the rest of his vole and stumbles away, with Darktail calling after him to let him know the prisoners' den has to be cleaned out later. Violetpaw feels sorry for the tom and thinks he should have kept his mouth shut. When Scorchfur is gone, Sleekwhisker questions his and the other former ShadowClan warriors' loyalty.
Scorchfur is part of a hunting patrol with Loki, Nettle and Violetpaw. They drop their prey on the fresh-kill pile before taking something for themselves. During the battle in RiverClan’s former camp, Scorchfur is seen with a younger black tom and Puddleshine hovering behind them. After the battle, Scorchfur apologizes to Rowanstar for abandoning him, explaining he and the other ShadowClan cats wanted to leave for a long time but Darktail wouldn't allow them. Scorchfur later comes padding up with Squirrelflight, Bramblestar and a young tabby she-cat with the ThunderClan leader asking what happened. Scorchfur explains that it looks like Violetpaw planned to make Darktail and his closest kin fall asleep using poppy seeds. He guesses the other Clans know about that. He continues, saying her plan didn't work as Darktail found out somehow and dragged her to the prisoners' den. When Violetpaw returns, Scorchfur exclaims of her presence, bounding towards her. He welcomes her back and declares she is a hero to them all.

Darkest Night

At the first Gathering, when Leafstar is about to take a place on the tree where the leaders speak, Scorchfur joins the argument about how SkyClan is not supposed to be with the original four Clans. He states that the Clans have never heard of SkyClan until ThunderClan told them and that Firestar and Bramblestar kept secrets about SkyClan to themselves. After Bramblestar retorts that StarClan said to bring SkyClan back, Scorchfur states that they said to find them, not to keep them.
When Tigerheart offers SkyClan a strip of their land, Scorchfur is furious. Tigerheart asks him if that is a problem, and Scorchfur looks away, growling to himself. Later, Twigpaw races to ShadowClan camp and Scorchfur asks what she is doing, and she responds that Finpaw is hurt. He then just stares at her, along with Juniperclaw. Later when Alderheart and Willowshine visit ShadowClan's camp to tell Puddleshine about the prophecy, Scorchfur is watching them from the edge of camp with Grassheart and Stonewing.
Willowshine asks Rowanstar if there are any ShadowClan cats with six toes when he says no, Willowshine asks if there are any rogues and Scorchfur asks how rogues would help the Clans. When the two suggest a search party, Scorchfur flattens his ears, saying ShadowClan barley has enough cats to patrol their borders.
Rowanstar and Scorchfur get into an argument about SkyClan, Scorchfur says that at least Darktail knew how to lead cats, unlike Rowanstar. Tawnypelt joins in the argument, saying that Scorchfur is insulting his leader and betraying his clan. He fires back that Rowanstar let rogues hunt on ShadowClan's land, and let them get away with everything. After the argument, Scorchfur curls his lip at Rowanstar, asking what they should do. Rowanstar says he must do what is best for the Clan. Before he can finish, Scorchfur cuts him off, saying its a bit late for that.
When Tawnypelt says that Rowanstar has always done what is best for the Clan, Scorchfur disdainfully scans the clearing, asking her is they should thank Rowanstar for the state they are in right now. The argument builds up to where Tawnypelt lashes at Scorchfur's muzzle, and Scorchfur slashes Tawnypelt's cheek. Tigerheart stops the fight before it can get any worse.
Later, at the next Gathering, Rowanstar announces he can no longer lead ShadowClan and asks SkyClan for sanctuary. Scorchfur just stares at Rowanstar, before lashing his tail, saying Rowanstar can't give ShadowClan's land away. Grassheart retorts that it would not have happened if not for his sharp tongue, and Juniperclaw stands up for him, saying that Scorchfur was not alone in wanting a stronger leader. Puddleshine agrees to Rowanstar's decision, saying they need a Clan that sticks close to the warrior code. Scorchfur narrows his eyes, saying he always stays true to the code.
During Violetpaw's warrior ceremony, Scorchfur is angrily glancing at his Clanmates as they cheer for her, but then finally starts cheering. When they go to the lakeshore to meet Tree, Scorchfur and Juniperclaw are leading their Clanmates to the shore. When the dead cats arrive, Scorchfur joyfully touches his nose to his kit, Beenose. He then asks her where Berryheart and Yarrowleaf are, and she responds they still must be alive.

In the Field Guides

Battles of the Clans

Scorchpaw, along with Shrewpaw, Olivepaw, Redpaw, and Owlpaw, learn about the Night Ambush battle tactic from Tigerheart.

In the Novellas

Hollyleaf's Story

Scorchpaw does not formally appear in Hollyleaf's Story, but is listed in the allegiances.

Mistystar's Omen

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

Dovewing's Silence

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

Character Pixels

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Snowbird:[10] Living (As of Darkest Night)


Berryheart:[11] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Beenose:[12] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Cloverfoot:[13] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Yarrowleaf:[12] Living (As of Shattered Sky)
Bluebellkit:[14] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Gullkit:[15] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Frondkit:[15] Living (As of Darkest Night)


Rippletail:[11] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Conekit:[15] Living (As of Darkest Night)


Needletail:[13] Deceased, Unnamed Residence
Sunkit:[16] Living (As of Darkest Night)


Spirekit:[16] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Hollowkit:[16] Living (As of Darkest Night)


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"I'll fight to the death if I have to."
—Scorchfur to Lionblaze and Littlecloud about the battle The Last Hope, page 274

Flowerkit: "Scorchfur and Ratscar say all ThunderClan cats are just foxes in cat pelts."
Twigpaw: "Scorchfur and Ratscar are a pair of old gossips."
Flowerkit: "Can I tell them you said that?"
Twigpaw: "No!"
—Flowerkit and Twigpaw Thunder and Shadow, page chapter 19

Scorchfur: "We should have fought to keep her!"
Crowfrost: "A battle wouldn't have stopped them. And even if we'd managed to keep Twigpaw, do you really think ThunderClan could make Onestar change his mind?"
Spikefur: "You're a coward!"
Scorchfur: "Rowanstar would never have let her go."
—Scorchfur and Spikefur to Crowfrost after Twigpaw is returned to ThunderClan Thunder and Shadow, page chapter 20

Scorchfur: "How are they?"
Puddleshine: "Snowbird's breathing is much better. And Yarrowleaf is well enough to leave her nest when she feels rested."
Scorchfur: "She doesn't seem much better [...] She wouldn't have gotten sick at all if Rowanstar had acted sooner. And she'd have had the lungwort quicker if Crowfrost hadn't given away our hostage."
Snowbird: "[...] Go easy on him, Scorchfur. Puddleshine has been a lifesaver. More would have died without him."
Scorchfur: "And no cat would have died if we'd had stronger leaders."
—Scorchfur, Puddleshine, and Snowbird talking about the sickness Thunder and Shadow, page chapter 22

"We're not coming. [...] Why should we meet with the Clans who refused to help us?"
—Scorchfur to Rowanstar Thunder and Shadow, page chapter 22

"If you go to the Gathering, don't bother coming back. ShadowClan doesn't need a leader as weak as you."
—Scorchfur to Rowanstar Thunder and Shadow, page chapter 22

"We've never heard of them until ThunderClan told us about them. Why did Firestar, and then Bramblestar, keep this missing Clan a secret so long?"
—Scorchfur about SkyClan at the Gathering Darkest Night, page 34

Rowanstar: "Leafstar did promise us friendship."
Scorchfur: "And you believed her!"
Rowanstar: "It was Tigerheart's idea."
Scorchfur: "'It was Tigerheart's idea.' When was the last time you had an idea of your own?"
Rowanstar: "I'd like to see you try to lead a Clan! Perhaps you could use the skills you learned from Darktail."
Scorchfur: "At least he knew how to lead!"
Tawnypelt: "You betrayed your Clan. Now you insult your leader? Show him some respect!"
Scorchfur: "He's done nothing to earn it. If he'd chased Darktail off in the first place, none of us would have followed those rogues. Instead he let them hunt on our land, while our apprentices grew arrogant and reckless. He couldn't manage to stop any of it."
—Scorchfur about Rowanstar's leadership Darkest Night, pages 158-159

Scorchfur: "So? What should we do?"
Rowanstar: "I must do what's right for the Clan."
Scorchfur: "Isn't it a bit late for that?"
Tawnypelt: "Rowanstar has always done what's best for this Clan!"
Scorchfur: "So we have Rowanstar to thank for the state we're in?"
Tawnypelt: "Do you think you could have done any better? You blame Rowanstar. But it was his Clanmates' disloyalty that killed them. If our apprentices grew arrogant, blame their mentors, not him. He cared about ShadowClan when none of you did. Rowanstar still wakes in the night, haunted by nightmares about the Clanmates he's lost."
Scorchfur: "He's lucky. He has nine lives to dream about lost Clanmates. They only had one."
Puddleshine: "That's not fair! You can't let him say that. StarClan gave you those lives because they believed in you."
Scorchfur: "They believed in him once. Perhaps Rowanstar is the dark sky they're trying to warn us about."
Tawnypelt: "If anyone's the dark sky, it's you! You let the rogues take over the Clan. You let them drive Rowanstar away. Don't blame him for your treachery."
Scorchfur: "And why do you think we chose a rogue over Rowanstar? He was a weak leader then, and he's a weak leader now."
Tawnypelt: "You're no better than a rogue."
—Scorchfur about Rowanstar's leadership Darkest Night, pages 160-161

Scorchfur: "You can't give our land away!"
Grassheart: "He wouldn't have to if your sharp tongue hadn't cut the Clan into shreds."
Scorchfur: "Don't blame me!"
Juniperclaw: "Scorchfur wasn't alone in wanting a stronger leader than Rowanstar."
Tawnypelt: "No leader could have been strong enough to deal with so much treachery!"
Puddleshine: "Rowanstar is making the wisest decision. Without Tigerheart, we are no more than a bickering mob of starlings. We need the security of a Clan and the safety of Clanmates who hold the warrior code close to their hearts."
Scorchfur: "I've always stayed true to the warrior code."
Puddleshine: "Then obey it now and support your leader in his decision."
—Scorchfur about Rowanstar at the Gathering Darkest Night, page 268

References and Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Revealed in Eclipse, allegiances
  2. 2.0 2.1 Revealed in Thunder and Shadow, page 356
  3. Revealed in Shattered Sky, allegiances
  4. Revealed in Darkest Night, chapter 21
  5. 5.0 5.1 Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, allegiances
  6. Revealed in Tigerheart's Shadow, allegiances
  7. Revealed in Darkest Night, page 157
  8. Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, page 426
  9. Revealed in Long Shadows, page 13
  10. Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, page 292
  11. 11.0 11.1 Revealed in Tigerheart's Shadow, chapter 30
  12. 12.0 12.1 Revealed in Thunder and Shadow, page 336
  13. 13.0 13.1 Revealed in Tigerheart's Shadow, page manga
  14. Revealed on Kate's Blog
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 Revealed in Shattered Sky, chapter 13
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 Revealed in Tigerheart's Shadow, chapter 32