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"Those kits have been raised on tales of ThunderClan cats who eat kits for fun!"
— Starlingpaw to Ivypaw in Night Whispers, page 244
Current: StarClan[1]
Past: ShadowClan[2]
Cause of Death
Cause of Death: Slain in battle[3]
Residence: StarClan[1]
StarClan Resident:
Mentor(s): Tawnypelt[2]
Book Appearances
Living: The Fourth Apprentice, Fading Echoes, Night Whispers, Sign of the Moon, The Forgotten Warrior, The Last Hope

Starlingwing is a ginger tom.[2]


In the Super Edition Arc

Bramblestar's Storm

When the four Clans gather for their usual Gathering, Blackstar mentions their fallen Clanmates in a tribute. Starlingwing is among the fallen, alongside many of his ShadowClan allies.

In the Omen of the Stars Arc

The Fourth Apprentice

Starlingpaw, a young ShadowClan apprentice, is on a patrol with his mentor, Tawnypelt, and the warriors, Owlclaw and Redwillow, when the questing cats return from their long journey to find water, including his own Clanmates, Toadfoot and Tigerheart. He is sent back to camp by Tawnypelt to tell Blackstar about their return. He seems very pleased at the questing cats' return; his tail waves in excitement as he runs off to tell Blackstar what great news he has.

Fading Echoes

When Jayfeather and Squirrelflight visit the ShadowClan camp, Starlingpaw shares a shrew with his denmate, Pinepaw. He is later seen during a battle between ShadowClan and ThunderClan, fighting Ivypaw. Ivypaw beats him easily, due to her training with Hawkfrost during her dreams.

Night Whispers

When Ivypaw of ThunderClan is captured by ShadowClan, Starlingpaw is put in charge of guarding her. He is shown to think ThunderClan cats are sneaky and that Ivypaw might be planning to attack the camp. He tells Ivypaw to be quiet when she comments on what some of the warriors are talking about. Starlingpaw turns on her when she startles Mistkit, Dewkit, and Sparrowkit. He says that the kits have been raised with stories of how ThunderClan cats eat kits for fun and that they'll have bad dreams for days.
Starlingpaw later plays on the frozen lake with Pinepaw and Olivenose. He tells Flametail that they are playing a game they made up called Prey-stone. Starlingpaw joins a team with Pinepaw and they guard the prey-hole when Flametail and Olivenose try to get the prey into it.

Sign of the Moon

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

The Forgotten Warrior

Starlingpaw is now a warrior named Starlingwing. His warrior name is announced at a Gathering, along with Pinenose and Ferretclaw.

The Last Hope

When the Dark Forest cats are attacking the ShadowClan camp, Starlingwing is seen fighting alongside Dawnpelt, slashing furiously against a river of the stinking pelts of Dark Forest cats.

In the Novellas

Mistystar's Omen

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


  • He was mistakenly called a she-cat in Fading Echoes.[5]

Character Pixels

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Ivypaw: "What exactly do you think I'm going to do? Attack the warriors' den and take over the camp?"
Starlingpaw: "Who knows what you're planning? ThunderClan cats are known for being sneaky."
Ivypaw: "ThunderClan? Sneaky?"
—Ivypaw talking to Starlingpaw in the ShadowClan camp Night Whispers, page 240

"Perhaps we're going to swap you for food."
—Starlingpaw to Ivypaw Night Whispers, page 245

References and Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Revealed on Vicky's facebook page
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, allegiances
  3. Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, chapter 4
  4. Revealed in The Forgotten Warrior, allegiances
  5. Revealed in Fading Echoes, page 288

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