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"That doesn't mean I have to be like him. [Tigerstar] almost destroyed ShadowClan once before. I wasn't going to let him do it again!"
— Tigerheart about being Tigerstar's kin in The Last Hope, page 292
Current: ShadowClan[1]
Past: ThunderClan (temporarily)[2]
Age: Approx. 61 moons (5.1 years)[3]
Mentor(s): Brackenfur (temporarily),[8] Oakfur[9]
Apprentice(s): Sleekwhisker,[10] Lioneye (temporarily)[11]
Deputy Position
Preceded by: Crowfrost[12]
Book Appearances
Living: Dark River, Outcast, Eclipse, Long Shadows, Sunrise, Hollyleaf's Story, The Fourth Apprentice, Fading Echoes, Mistystar's Omen, Night Whispers, Sign of the Moon, The Forgotten Warrior, The Last Hope, Dovewing's Silence, Bramblestar's Storm, The Apprentice's Quest, Thunder and Shadow, Shattered Sky, Battles of the Clans

Tigerheart is a big,[8] sleek[13] and thick-furred,[14] dark brown[15] tiger-striped[16] tabby[15] tom.[16] He has a torn ear,[17] broad shoulders,[18] a long tail,[19] and dark[20] amber eyes.[21]


In the Super Edition Arc

Bramblestar's Storm

Tigerheart is at a Gathering, and he asks Ivypool where Dovewing is. Ivypool, who was reluctant to answer Tigerheart, said that Dovewing was back in camp. Tigerheart wondered if she was with Bumblestripe, showing some knowledge of their relationship, but Ivypool spits that's none of his business.
Soon, Tigerheart's father, Rowanclaw, becomes Clan leader after Blackstar loses his last life during the flood. Tigerheart is seen on a ShadowClan patrol, accompanied Ratscar and ShadowClan's new deputy, Crowfrost, after Bramblestar arrives with some of his cats about the threat of kittypets.
Tigerheart fights in the battle against the badgers with the help of ThunderClan, and fights alongside Dovewing. Their teamwork does not go unnoticed, though, as Bramblestar is impressed with their seamless ability to work together, but becomes uneasy when he sees a very unusual closeness in how they worked together.
Tigerheart leads a border patrol with Stoatfur and Pinenose. They run into Bramblestar's patrol, who is taking Minty home. Although he gives them a warning about crossing borders, Tigerheart lets Bramblestar's patrol continue on their way without a fight. Bramblestar notices Tigerheart's gaze fixed on Dovewing, who is also part of their patrol, but Dovewing avoids his eyes. Bramblestar realizes that there is something different about what went on between them, but he has no idea what it could possibly be, and he is unable to imagine anything that could cause Dovewing's behavior to shift around Tigerheart.

In the Power of Three Arc

Dark River

Tigerkit is born to Tawnypelt and Rowanclaw, along with his two littermates, Dawnkit and Flamekit.
He does not formally appear, but is mentioned by Blackstar at the Gathering, on a report of newborn kits. Despite Tigerstar's death being many, many moons ago, several cats are startled by his mother's choice to name Tigerkit after his long dead grandfather, Tigerstar. Some cats are even scared that he will be like Tigerstar.


When the traveling cats journey to the Tribe, Tawnypelt remarks to Squirrelflight that Tigerkit has already perfected his hunting crouch. Out of the three kits, Tigerkit seems to like Lionpaw the best and is the most mischievous. When Tawnypelt is asked to come to the mountains, Tigerkit and his littermates run out of the bushes, from eavesdropping. She is nervous about leaving her kits, but Snowbird offers to take care of them while she's away and that she knows all their tricks so it won't be that hard.


When Hollypaw goes to ShadowClan to ask Blackstar to help with the battle against WindClan, she almost trips over Tigerkit and his siblings. Tigerkit squeaks and hops around, telling his mother that he and his siblings want to go to the battle, leading Tawnypelt to ask if he's been eavesdropping again. Hollypaw purrs at the sight of their short, fluffy tails. He and his siblings are again put under the watchful eyes of Snowbird so Tawnypelt can help with the fight.
When Hollypaw, Lionpaw, Jaypaw, and Sol go to the ShadowClan camp again, Tigerkit goes up to Lionpaw and demands to know if he's grown and he claims he will be even bigger next time they meet. 

Long Shadows

Tigerpaw is a newly named ShadowClan apprentice, with his sister, Dawnpaw, and brother, Flamepaw. His mentor is Oakfur.
After Sol takes control of ShadowClan, Tawnypelt takes Tigerpaw and his siblings to her birth Clan, ThunderClan, where they are welcomed by Brambleclaw and permitted to stay until ShadowClan's problem with Sol is solved. While there, he is given a temporary mentor, Brackenfur, while his siblings are assigned to other ThunderClan cats.
Dawnpaw asks if they could have a piece of fresh-kill and ThunderClan allows them to. They tackle the fresh-kill pile, eating all the dry pieces and leaving the ThunderClan cats with the wet ones. This annoys the ThunderClan cats, and Tigerpaw is the only one to apologize for what he did, feeling guilty, while his littermates say nothing.
Tigerpaw compares his fur with Lionblaze's, saying that he outstretched his paw and compares it to Lionblaze's paw. He and his siblings help Jaypaw, Hollyleaf, and Lionblaze create a fake sign so that Blackstar can believe in StarClan once more. As the six cats are in the marshes, Tigerpaw approaches Littlecloud, and the two cats find Blackstar, calling himself Blackfoot. The trees in the area fall, and as they do, Tigerpaw takes refuge underneath a trunk of one. After the two cats make sure they're both safe, Blackfoot nor Littlecloud cannot find Tigerpaw, and a spirit, which is actually Jaypaw in disguise. Jaypaw tells the two cats that more cats than Tigerpaw will be lost if they go on rejecting their ancestors.
When Raggedstar and Runningnose appear with Jaypaw in order for the sign to work, Blackfoot questions them, asking if their apprentice, Tigerpaw, is safe. Raggedstar confirms he is. As the StarClan cats disappear, Littlecloud calls for Tigerpaw, whom appears safe and has his eyes shining at the prospect of seeing real StarClan cats. Tigerpaw and his siblings then leave for ShadowClan, their real home.


Tigerpaw does not formally appear in Sunrise but is listed in the allegiances. However, at the medicine cat gathering, Flamepaw mentions him to Jayfeather.

In the Omen of the Stars Arc

The Fourth Apprentice

Now a newly appointed warrior, Tigerheart greets Lionblaze at one of the Gatherings, but he greets him just as he would to an ordinary ShadowClan warrior as a result of them not being kin, making Tigerheart feel hurt.
Tigerheart is chosen, along with Toadfoot, to represent ShadowClan and go with two cats from each other Clan, Lionblaze and Dovepaw from ThunderClan, Whitetail and Sedgewhisker from WindClan, and Rippletail and Petalfur from RiverClan, to find out what possibly could have happened to the water in the lake. During the journey, when Dovepaw gets caught in a pelt-den, he helps her out.
When Dovepaw hears the dogs coming, he and Toadfoot climb onto the trees, but the RiverClan and WindClan cats don't, because they don't know how. With the ThunderClan and ShadowClan cats, they help the others climb on to trees.
When fighting the beavers, he helps dismantle the dam, and almost drowns when the logs fall into the stream.
It is noted he is friendlier to the other warriors than his Clanmate, Toadfoot, especially to Dovepaw. It is also hinted that he may have a liking to Dovepaw, often telling her that he will protect her. Lionblaze and Jayfeather think that Tigerheart is being trained by Tigerstar and Hawkfrost in the Dark Forest, as Lionblaze saw him use a battle move of Tigerstar's during the battle with the beavers. Jayfeather suspects that he may have been recruited by the Dark Forest.
When he returns to the ShadowClan camp, he is greeted by his mother, Tawnypelt, and his siblings, Flametail and Dawnpelt. When the other cats leave, he says good-bye to them.

Fading Echoes

When Jayfeather is out for a walk at night near the ThunderClan and ShadowClan border, he runs into Tigerheart, literally, as Tigerheart had attacked him at first, not knowing who he was. When Jayfeather asks him why he is out, he dodges the questions, not offering a direct answer.
Later, a ThunderClan patrol finds ShadowClan scent of a single warrior on their side of the border. They examine the scent trail, trying to find out what warrior it was, and none of them can tell who it was except Dovepaw, who recognizes it as Tigerheart's, but doesn't tell anyone. Soon a ShadowClan border patrol containing Tigerheart sees them and asks what they are doing. When ThunderClan tells them, they grow angry and say that ThunderClan is falsely accusing them. Tigerheart acts quite defiant towards the ThunderClan warriors, refusing to admit that a ShadowClan warrior would have crossed the border. Thornclaw tells them to smell the scent trail to see for themselves, but the warriors point out that if they walk over to ThunderClan's side to smell it, they would leave a new ShadowClan scent trail. However, Tigerheart steps up and declares he will go over to search for ShadowClan scent. Dovepaw realizes that he is cleverly doing this so that his old scent will be covered up by his new scent before anyone knows it was him. He then declares that he can't smell anything other than ThunderClan, and while the rest of the warriors continue to argue, Dovepaw takes him aside and asks him why he was on their side of the border. He desperately pleads her not to tell anyone that it was him, and that he can't tell her why he was there until the next Gathering. She hesitates, but agrees to keep his secret.
At the next Gathering, Dovepaw finds him after the leaders have spoken and asks him once again why he was in ThunderClan territory. He anxiously tells her that he can't reveal why, but begs her to still keep his secret. She still agrees to not reveal it to anyone. She also comments in her thoughts that she thinks that Tigerheart is handsome.
At the battle between ShadowClan and ThunderClan, Tigerheart fights fiercely for his Clan. Dovepaw sees him rushing towards Ivypaw, but when the two of them near each other, they stop, give a slight nod to each other, then go find other cats to fight. Dovepaw stares at the two cats, wondering what that was about and feeling jealous because of her liking for him, but she is too busy fighting the other ShadowClan warriors to think about it.

Night Whispers

Tigerheart meets Dovepaw on ThunderClan territory and says that he didn't realize that he was on their side. Then a patrol comes, Dovepaw tells him to go, and he says that he wants to see her again. Dovepaw agrees to meet him that night.
They meet at the border and he takes her to an abandoned Twoleg nest. He starts jumping logs and then on the one next to Dovepaw's, she hears a crack. She panics and clasps him into her paws, tackling him down into the moss. When he asked why she did that, she apologetically responded that she heard a crack. Looking closer, Tigerheart realizes that there was a small split in the wood. He remarks that she saved his life and adds that she must care about him. She admits she does, and tells him to repay her, jokingly, that he had to bring her mice and a squirrel every day for a moon and follow her around, picking the burrs from her pelt. Tigerheart grows serious and responds that he'd do that anyway; she didn't have to save his life first. He confesses his feelings for Dovepaw, which she admits she reciprocates. They head back to the border and agree to keep meeting. They then depart.
Tigerheart starts to show up later and later to the Dark Forest, staying awake longer to spend his nights with Dovepaw. Tigerstar notices this, and becomes increasingly displeased by this. The Dark Forest cat growls darkly that he'll find Tigerheart, and his tone of voice worries Ivypaw, thinking that the dark brown cat could be getting into trouble for his late arrivals to training.
Ivypaw and Tigerheart then become friends as they see each other in the Dark Forest. When the Dark Forest cats are doing water-fighting training, Ivypaw is revealed to feel safer around Tigerheart.
Ivypaw scents Tigerheart on Dovepaw's fur and accuses her of being disloyal. Dovepaw gets mad at Ivypaw, saying that Ivypaw wanted Tigerheart as a mate and that she was a mate-stealer. Ivypaw then explains that Tigerheart was on the Dark Forest's side was well as her. Dovepaw refuses to believe her.
When Dovepaw and Tigerheart meet at night again, Ivypaw catches them. Ivypaw hisses at Tigerheart to tell the truth about him and the Dark Forest, but he remains silent. Tigerheart then shoves Dovepaw into a bush when a ShadowClan patrol approaches them, and they take Ivypaw to the ShadowClan camp. Dovepaw pleads silently to him, asking Tigerheart to protect Ivypaw.
Dovepaw tells Tigerheart, who is worried sick about Littlecloud's illness, about the herb patches outside of the Twoleg nest. When the ThunderClan cats come to ask if ShadowClan has Ivypaw, it is revealed that Tigerheart has betrayed Dovepaw by telling his Clan of the herb patches. She is furious with him, and challenges him about it at a Gathering. Tigerheart tells her that he is loyal to his Clanmates, and that he puts them first above anything else. Dovepaw asks him if he put them above her, and he tries to say that he didn't mean it that way, but she just walks away.
Tigerheart is stricken with grief when his brother, Flametail, drowns when the ice on the lake breaks. Dovepaw is worried that Tigerheart could have easily been the one who fell in. Dovepaw hears him keeping vigil for Flametail. When Ivypaw is asked to kill Flametail's spirit, which somehow wanders from StarClan into the Dark Forest, Tigerheart saves his brother at the last moment, telling Ivypaw not to destroy whatever remained of his brother. Tigerstar lets his grandson live, but Ivypaw knows that Tigerheart would possibly hurt her for almost attacking Flametail.

Sign of the Moon

Tigerheart argues with Dovewing at a Gathering, unsuccessfully trying to persuade her to restart their forbidden relationship. He asks her if Ivypool has been saying things about him, and Dovewing curiously asks what he means. Tigerheart says never mind and tells her that she doesn't know her sister as well as she thinks she does, most likely thinking about the time that she almost killed Flametail. Tigerheart insists that he didn't mean to betray Dovewing, but Dovewing refuses to believe him.
In Ivypool's dreams, he appears in the Dark Forest when they are training. When Ivypool fights Breezepelt, Tigerheart helps Breezepelt by attacking Ivypool from behind, and saying that he's getting revenge for when Ivypool tried to kill Flametail's spirit in the previous book.

The Forgotten Warrior

Dovewing thinks about Tigerheart when Whitewing tells her she should find a mate. Dovewing knows that Tigerheart would understand she couldn't have kits if she needed to save the Clan at a moment's notice.
When Dovewing is on patrol with Icecloud, Mousewhisker, and Toadstep, they pass by the bush where she and Tigerheart first met. Dovewing comments to herself that things were so much different back then.
Tigerheart is on the other side of the ShadowClan-ThunderClan border when Dovewing, chasing a squirrel, almost crosses it. He says he needs to talk to her, and Dovewing defensively says that it's over between them. However, Tigerheart only needs to tell her about Dawnpelt, and how she thinks that Jayfeather killed Flametail. Dovewing retorts that Jayfeather was saving him, to which Tigerheart agrees. Dawnpelt, though, wants revenge. He also tells her that all the medicine cats had been acting strange and that Dawnpelt thinks Jayfeather had a fight with Flametail and killed him. Dovewing spits that Dawnpelt needs to grow up and that Jayfeather would never do something like that. Tigerheart gets angry and says that he's telling her not because he thinks it's true, but because he thinks Dawnpelt might hurt ThunderClan in revenge. Dovewing snaps that she can handle Dawnpelt's temper, and Tigerheart shouldn't talk to her again. Tigerheart, sorrow in his mew, says he was only trying to help, and he and Dovewing didn't have to be enemies. Dovewing tells him it's too late for that and turns away to her own territory. The squirrel she was chasing earlier runs past her, and she realizes Tigerheart chased it toward her. She is annoyed, but she catches it anyway. The rest of her patrol appears and congratulate her on her prey. Dovewing looks back, and Tigerheart is gone.
At a Gathering, Ivypool catches Tigerheart staring at her and Dovewing. Both she-cats ignore him. After the leaders make their announcements, Tigerheart leaves his Clanmates to talk to Dovewing. Ivypool tries to interrupt him, but Hollowflight gets in her way. Ivypool tries to look around him while he talks, but she can't see her sister. When Hollowflight leaves, there's no sign of either Dovewing nor Tigerheart. Ivypool suddenly spots Dovewing coming out of a clearing. Ivypool asks her what Tigerheart wanted, and she says he was just trying to stir up trouble about Flametail. Ivypool is fearful that Tigerheart told Dovewing that he'd seen her training in the Dark Forest. She points out that no one can believe everything Tigerheart says. Dovewing agrees, then tells her sister that Tigerheart said Dawnpelt was planning some sort of revenge on ThunderClan. She doesn't believe him, though, and wonders if he thinks lying is going to scare her. Ivypool suggests telling Brambleclaw about it, and maybe he could put extra patrols on the ShadowClan border. Dovewing refuses, saying she doesn't want to get in trouble for talking to Tigerheart.
When Dovewing is alone with Bumblestripe, all she can think about is Tigerheart, to her dismay. Sitting with Bumblestripe, her heart wasn't pounding, nor were her paws tingling with the knowledge of being on forbidden territory. However, she tells herself that there's nowhere she'd rather be than with a fellow Clanmate.
The next day, Dovewing uses her senses to check out the ShadowClan camp, and hears Tigerheart training some apprentices how to stalk a squirrel. The squirrel notices them, however, and jumps on Tigerheart's back before running up a tree. Dovewing is amused by this.
Ivypool is in the Dark Forest and notices Tigerheart and Mapleshade. Mapleshade tells Tigerheart that the Dark Forest will rise up and defeat the Clans. Ivypool is horrified to see Tigerheart listening intently. Mapleshade leaves, and Ivypool emerges from the ferns she was hiding in and hesitantly asks Tigerheart what Dawnpelt is planning for ThunderClan. Tigerheart ignores her question and tells her that he didn't tell Dovewing about how Ivypool had almost destroyed Flametail's spirit. Ivypool directs the conversation back to Dawnpelt, and Tigerheart tells her that Dawnpelt blames Jayfeather for Flametail's death. Ivypool is shocked, and Tigerheart reminds her that she doesn't know what it's like to lose a littermate. Dawnpelt wants to blame her brother's death on something, not just a crack in the ice. Ivypool feels sympathy for Tigerheart, but then reminds herself that he can't be trusted. She instead snaps that he could just be trying to recruit Dawnpelt to the Dark Forest. Tigerheart tells her that it's not decision, and she angrily spits that he could be putting a good word in for her, to which Tigerheart doesn't react. Hawkfrost calls Ivypool, and she leaves Tigerheart in the clearing.
Dovewing comments to herself that she isn't worried when she's with Bumblestripe like she is when she's with Tigerheart; she doesn't need to listen if any patrols are near. Later, Toadstep asks her what was going on with her and Bumblestripe. Dovewing tells him that Bumblestripe is a great cat, but as she says it, an image of Tigerheart appears in her head. She pushes it away, reminding herself that he can't be a part of her life anymore. Bumblestripe, however, could.
At the next Gathering, Ivypool sees Tigerheart sitting with Redwillow and drops her gaze before he can see her.
Later, when Ivypool is marking the ShadowClan border with Hollyleaf, Dawnpelt appears with Redwillow and Scorchfur. Ivypool remembers Tigerheart's warning, and wonders if Dawnpelt is going to attack them. However, she reminds herself that Tigerheart probably wanted an excuse to Dovewing, and then finds it hard to take Dawnpelt's threats seriously.
Ivypool and Dovewing are talking, Dovewing reminds Ivypool that neither of them are allowed to see cats from other Clans. Ivypool is happy about this; it looks as if Dovewing is attracted to Bumblestripe. She knows Bumblestripe is better for Dovewing than Tigerheart.
At a Gathering, Lionblaze notices Tigerheart and Hollowflight meeting gazes, and this only heightens his fears about the Dark Forest. When Dawnpelt accuses Jayfeather of murdering Flametail, Tigerheart says that he agrees with his sister, and that Jayfeather must be punished.

The Last Hope

Tigerheart calls out to Dovewing when she is near the ShadowClan border. He tries to talk to her, but Dovewing yells at him for agreeing with Dawnpelt at the Gathering when he had told her that he didn't believe that Jayfeather killed Flametail. Tigerheart tells her there was nothing else he could do. He then tells Dovewing to meet him that night. He also distracts a ShadowClan patrol when they question him if ThunderClan was there, telling them, nothing out of the ordinary.
Dovewing is seen sleepy the next day, confirming that she and Tigerheart had met that night.
When the leaders meet on the island, Dovewing sees his eyes, and goes to see what he's doing there. He enthuses about her power to sense things beyond normal range, but she gets angry, saying she has a prophecy to fulfill and can't keep meeting him. She runs away, and he calls for her, but she keeps running.
During the final battle, he fights for the Clans, and also reveals that he was a spy as well when Ivypool asks him. At the end, Tigerheart says he didn't know it was Firestar's last life and apologizes to Dovewing.

In the A Vision of Shadows Arc

The Apprentice's Quest

During a Gathering, Rowanstar mentions that they have four new apprentices; with Beepaw being apprenticed to Dawnpelt, Juniperpaw to Stonewing, Strikepaw to Wasptail and Sleekpaw to Tigerheart. Tigerheart is later mentioned, though unnamed, as Onestar begins speaking, and mentions that there is good hunting on the moor. Needlepaw mutters that he must not have done much hunting, and Sleekpaw agrees that her mentor said that he couldn't catch a blind hedgehog.
Later, when Alderpaw and Leafpool cross through ShadowClan territory to get catmint, they encounter a patrol lead by Tigerheart, and Leafpool politely greets him, dipping her head. She asks how the prey is running in ShadowClan, but he asks the medicine cats why she wants to know, and asks if she wants to steal it. Alderpaw's neck fur bristles at his hostile tone, but Leafpool calmly responds to Tigerheart that he knows better than that. The tabby warrior's tail-tip twitches to and fro, and he meows that he knows she is always meddling in ShadowClan business, just like a ThunderClan cat. After Leafpool has a brief squabble with Spikefur, Tigerheart takes a step back, sounding less hostile, and tells Leafpool that she can pass, but that they will escort her to the edge of their territory. Leafpool dips her head in acknowledgment and thanks him, and the patrol sets off along the edge of the lake, Leafpool and Tigerheart in the lead. When they reach the far border, Tigerheart waves his tail toward the ThunderClan cats, and loftily tells them that they have permission to cross back to their own Clan, but orders them not to take too long doing so. Alderpaw sarcastically thinks that he and Leafpool wouldn't want to hang around in his territory.

Thunder and Shadow

Tigerheart is first seen with Tawnypelt, Stonewing and Juniperpaw when they encounter a ThunderClan patrol. Dovewing is pleased to see Tigerheart but not vice versa. Bramblestar warns them about the rogues, and Tawnypelt orders her son to escort the ThunderClan cats to camp. He is chosen along with Scorchfur, Spikefur and Yarrowpaw on a joint-patrol to track down the rogues. He and Dovewing gently bicker when they loose the trail.
He encounters Alderpaw with Twigkit at night. He asks if Dovewing was with them, and Rippletail asks why they were gathering herbs at night. He assures Alderpaw and Twigkit that Violetpaw is safe in ShadowClan and sends the two on their way. He, Tawnypelt and Spikefur shelter from the wind besides the great stone. He and others reappear when the Rain, Flame, and Raven ask to join ShadowClan. He angrily asks the rogues to leave and start their own Clan, and is chosen to escort them out of the camp.
Moons later, Violetpaw runs into Tigerheart, Tawnypelt, and Spikefur on patrol. She asks to rejoin ShadowClan and he believes her. He explains this to Rowanstar who agrees to let her in. Tigerheart compliments how Violetpaw has the courage of a Clan cat despite not being Clanborn.
When Rowanstar, Kinkfur, and Wasptail fall ill to a mysterious sickness, Crowfrost orders he, Scorchfur, Violetpaw, and Puddleshine to gather lungwort from WindClan territory. He takes the lead across ThunderClan territory where they run into a ThunderClan patrol. Puddleshine warns them about the sickness, and Dovewing thanks Tigerheart for sharing, though he admits it wasn't his idea. They reach WindClan territory where they run into a patrol that takes them to Onestar. The WindClan leader demands to know why they brought the rogue, and Tigerheart explains that Violetpaw is one of them. He explains to Onestar their quest and asks for permission to gather lungwort. Onestar angrily denies their request because the rogues killed Furzepelt. Tigerheart pleads but even that isn't enough for the WindClan leader to concede. He furiously orders the ShadowClan patrol away.
He and Snowbird appear out of the warriors' den when Twigpaw secretly sneaks in to visit her sister. Crowfrost orders him and Snowbird to take Twigpaw back, but Scorchfur comes up with the idea to use Twigpaw as a pawn to get the lungwort from ThunderClan. Crowfrost agrees and orders Tigerheart to take the first watch over Twigpaw. When Snowbird comes down with yellowcough, Tawnypelt asks Tigerheart to take over Lionpaw's training while her mentor recovers. While gathering moss, Twigpaw and Violetpaw pass Tigerheart and Scorchfur heading out with their apprentices. He defends the camp when ThunderClan invades to rescue Twigpaw. He questions Crowfrost when he allows Twigpaw to go without a fight.
Crowfrost dies from yellowcough, Tigerheart is chosen as his replacement. Later, Dawnpelt asks why Tigerheart hasn't ordered patrols yet, and Strikestone replies he's with Rowanstar in his den. Moments later, both toms emerged from the den. Tigerheart orders two hunting patrols. Scorchfur asks when he and Rowanstar will contribute to the Clan, and Tigerheart responds that their leader is still recovering. He is chosen for the Gathering and is surprised when several ShadowClan cats refuse to go because WindClan almost let them die. Darktail and his rogues arrive, announcing them as the new leaders of ShadowClan. He attacks Rowanstar, and Tigerheart and Tawnypelt shove the white tom away. He leaves with Rowanstar and Tawnypelt to the Gathering as the rogues take over ShadowClan.
He appears that night at the Gathering where Rowanstar announces the fall of his Clan. He blames Onestar for what happened, and Bramblestar invites him and his remaining cats to ThunderClan for the time being. Later, Ivypool tells Twigpaw how horrendous it was having two deputies and leaders in one camp; Tigerheart and Squirrelflight were arguing about morning patrols. She explains to Twigpaw how Dovewing and Tigerheart used to love each other, and was worried the dark brown tabby's prescence in ShadowClan wasn't helping. Later, Tigerheart is seen staring intently at Dovewing as she talks with Bumblestripe.

Shattered Sky

Coming Soon

In the Field Guide Arc

Battles of the Clans

He is seen teaching Olivepaw, Scorchpaw, Redpaw, Owlpaw, and Shrewpaw about the Night Ambush battle tactic. When Scorchpaw snores, he tells him it's not as funny as he thinks it is. Then, when Tigerheart tells them to listen, Scorchpaw says he hears ThunderClan snoring, but Tigerheart tells him that the day that Blackstar receives a prophecy that a cat can hear farther than other creatures, then he'll believe him. He says that they should make a sssss noise, like the wind, to disguise themselves from the other cats. Tigerheart tells them that they must stay hidden under the shadows, so no light can uncover their outlines. When they all attack Tigerheart, he ends up underneath them all. He then ends the story.
In the book, his father, Rowanclaw, is listed as ShadowClan's new deputy after Russetfur dies.

The Ultimate Guide

Tigerheart is mentioned on the pages of several cats. On Dovewing's section, it tells that she had gone with him on the journey to get rid of the beaver dam, and that their friendship deepened when they went home. She couldn't keep herself from visiting the ShadowClan warrior. However, soon she saw a future with her friend, Bumblestripe, who would be a better choice, as he was from her own Clan. On Blackstar's page, it mentions that Lionblaze, Hollyleaf and Jaypaw schemed with Tigerpaw and Dawnpaw to create a false message to StarClan.
He is again brought into account on his mother, Tawnypelt's page, where it says that Rowanclaw had fathered him and his littermates, Dawnpelt and Flametail. The same thing is said on Flametail's profile, that he had been his littermate and helped with the fake StarClan sign to restore Blackstar's faith in StarClan.

In the Novellas

Hollyleaf's Story

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

Mistystar's Omen

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

Dovewing's Silence

Tigerheart is first seen when the leaders bring the cats who trained together in the Dark Forest together, sitting with Ratscar. As Bramblestar starts speaking, Dovewing feels warmth on her pelt and turns to see Tigerheart gazing at her, and she thinks to herself that he is one complication that she doesn't need. While Mistystar and Onestar decide to forgive their warriors abruptly, Blackstar protests against Ratscar and Tigerheart and states that they betrayed their Clan with sorrow in his eyes. Even after Ivypool explains, Blackstar is reluctant to forgive Tigerheart and Ratscar and avoids looking at them as the two toms stare at him in dismay. As the cats leave, Tigerheart catches Dovewing's eye with a swarm of questions in his gaze but the she-cat turns her head away, as he is part of the past, just like the battle with the Dark Forest.
Tigerheart appears again when the cats come for their first Gathering since the Great Battle. Dovewing finds herself searching for his dark tabby pelt and finds him deep in conversation with Shrewfoot, and notes that the pretty gray cat was gazing up at him as if Tigerheart was telling her a big secret. Dovewing pushes down the jealousy and tells herself that it was good that Tigerheart had been forgiven by his Clanmates and accepts that any connection they had shared was now over. 


Interesting Facts

  • Tigerheart's feelings towards Dovewing were first revealed in Erin Hunter Chat 7.[22]
  • According to Kate, after the events of The Last Hope, Dovewing chose Bumblestripe as her mate over Tigerheart,[23] as Bumblestripe was the more sensible opinion, and loving a cat from another Clan wouldn't work out well.[24] In Bramblestar's Storm, Dovewing and Bumblestripe did break up, however, and Dovewing's unresolved feelings for Tigerheart played a role.[25]
  • He has SkyClan blood though Tigerstar,[26] ThunderClan blood through Tawnypelt,[27] and has kittypet blood through Hal.[28]


  • Tigerheart was originally described as a golden tabby,[29] although this was changed in Sunrise to his current dark brown tabby appearance.[15] This description was accidentally used in The Fourth Apprentice,[30] despite his description being correct in the allegiances.[6]
  • He was mistakenly said to have green eyes.[31]
  • Either he or his brother, Flametail, were mentioned as female.[26]
  • He was been mistakenly called Tigerstar in The Last Hope.[32]

Character Pixels

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Rowanstar:[3] Living (As of Shattered Sky)


Tawnypelt:[3] Living (As of Shattered Sky)


Dawnpelt:[3] Status Unknown


Flametail:[3] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
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Juniperclaw:[33] Living (As of Shattered Sky)
Strikestone:[34] Living (As of Shattered Sky)


Sleekwhisker:[35] Living (As of Shattered Sky)


Tigerstar:[27] Deceased, No Residence
Scorchwind:[36] Deceased, Verified StarClan member


Goldenflower:[27] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Darkflower:[36] Deceased, Verified StarClan member


Pinestar:[37] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Hal:[38] Deceased, Residence Unknown


Leopardfoot:[39] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Speckletail:[40] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Featherstorm:[41] Deceased, Verified StarClan member


Adderfang:[42] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Stagleap:[43] Deceased, Verified StarClan member


Swiftbreeze:[42] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Sweetbriar:[44] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Harepounce:[45] Deceased, Verified StarClan member


Flashnose:[46] Deceased, Verified StarClan member


Bramblestar:[27] Living (As of Shattered Sky)
Cedarheart:[36] Deceased, Verified StarClan member


Lavenderkit:[36] Deceased, Verified StarClan member


Hawkfrost:[47] Deceased, No Residence
Tadpole:[48] Deceased, Residence Unknown
Swiftpaw:[49] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Lynxkit:[50] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Pouncetail:[51] Deceased, Verified StarClan member


Mothwing:[47] Living (As of Shattered Sky)
Kinkfur:[51] Deceased, Verified StarClan member

Great Aunts:

Nightkit:[39] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Mistkit:[39] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Mistlekit:[50] Deceased, Verified StarClan member

Half-Great Aunts:

Russetfur:[52] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Dawncloud:[53] Deceased, Verified StarClan member

Great Uncles:

Lionheart:[40] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Snowkit:[54] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Raggedstar:[41] Deceased, Verified StarClan member

Half-Great Uncles:

Volepaw:[53] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Mosspaw:[53] Deceased, Verified StarClan member

Great-Great Uncles:

Patchpelt:[42] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Redtail:[42] Deceased, Verified StarClan member

Great-Great Aunts:

Spottedleaf:[42] Deceased, No Residence
Willowpelt:[42] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
One-eye:[45] Deceased, Verified StarClan member


Fallowsong:[55] Deceased, Verified StarClan member


Daisytoe:[56] Deceased, Verified StarClan member


Sandstorm:[57] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Darkstripe:[58] Deceased, Verified Place of No Stars member
Sootfur:[59] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Rainwhisker:[59] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Sorreltail:[59] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Longtail:[57] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Graystripe:[57] Living (As of Shattered Sky)
Squirrelflight:[60] Living (As of Shattered Sky)
Leafpool:[60] Living (As of Shattered Sky)
Molepaw:[61] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Cinderheart:[61] Living (As of Shattered Sky)
Honeyfern:[61] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Poppyfrost:[61] Living (As of Shattered Sky)
Stormfur:[62] Living (As of Sign of the Moon)
Feathertail:[62] Deceased, Verified Tribe of Endless Hunting and StarClan member
Briarlight:[63] Living (As of Shattered Sky)
Blossomfall:[63] Living (As of Shattered Sky)
Bumblestripe:[63] Living (As of Shattered Sky)
Lionblaze:[64] Living (As of Shattered Sky)
Jayfeather:[64] Living (As of Shattered Sky)
Hollyleaf:[64] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Molewhisker:[65] Living (As of Shattered Sky)
Cherryfall:[65] Living (As of Shattered Sky)
Fernsong:[66] Living (As of Shattered Sky)
Hollytuft:[66] Living (As of Shattered Sky)
Sorrelstripe:[66] Living (As of Shattered Sky)
Alderheart:[10] Living (As of Shattered Sky)
Sparkpelt:[10] Living (As of Shattered Sky)
Dandelionkit:[67] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Juniperkit:[67] Deceased, Verified StarClan Member
Runningwind:[68] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Mousefur:[68] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Goosefeather:[69] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Moonflower:[69] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Bluestar:[70] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Snowfur:[70] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Mistystar:[71] Living (As of Shattered Sky)
Mosskit:[71] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Stonefur:[71] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Whitestorm:[72] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Reedwhisker:[73] Living (As of Shattered Sky)
Perchkit:[74] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Pikepaw:[74] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Primrosepaw:[74] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Rainstorm:[75] Living (As of The Fourth Apprentice)
Mintfur:[75] Living (As of Shattered Sky)
Nightpaw:[76] Living (As of Shattered Sky)
Petalfur:[77] Deceased, Residence Unknown
Breezepaw:[78] Living (As of Shattered Sky)
Grasspelt:[77] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Beetlewhisker:[77] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Pricklekit:[77] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Jayclaw:[76] Living (As of Shattered Sky)
Owlnose:[76] Living (As of Shattered Sky)
Brackenpelt:[76] Living (As of Shattered Sky)
Heronwing:[69] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Rabbitleap:[69] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Poppydawn:[69] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Rosetail:[44] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Sweetpaw:[44] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Thistleclaw:[44] Deceased, Verified Place of No Stars member
Talonpaw:[79] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Smokepaw:[79] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Dewkit:[80] Deceased, Residence Unknown
Mistcloud:[80] Status Unknown
Sparrowtail:[80] Living (As of Shattered Sky)
Needletail:[81] Deceased, Residence Unknown
Brokenstar:[82] Deceased, No Residence
Hopekit:[82] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Wishkit:[82] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Blossomkit:[83] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Swampkit:[83] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Crowfrost:[84] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Spiderfoot:[84] Living (As of Eclipse)
Sleekwhisker:[85] Living (As of Shattered Sky)
Juniperclaw:[85] Living (As of Shattered Sky)
Strikestone:[85] Living (As of Shattered Sky)

Distant Ancestors:

Cloudstar:[26] Deceased, Verified SkyClan ancestor
Gorseclaw:[26] Deceased, Verified SkyClan ancestor
Birdflight:[26] Deceased, Verified SkyClan ancestor
Spottedpelt:[26] Deceased, Verified SkyClan ancestor


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    = Male

    = Female

    = Gender Unknown


Dovewing: "We have nothing left to say to each other."
Tigerheart: "Please! I didn't use you, I promise I didn't. Okay, I told Blackstar about Jayfeather's herbs, but that doesn't change how I felt about you. How I still feel about you."
—Tigerheart pleading to Dovewing Sign of the Moon, pages 78-79

Dovepaw: "D-do you know Ivypaw?"
Tigerheart: "I've seen her at Gatherings."
Dovepaw: "But nothing more than that?"
Tigerheart: "Do you mean, have I ever asked to meet her in the middle of the night, and brought her here to risk my life on collapsing logs? Let me think...No. I'm pretty sure I haven't. There's only one sister I'm interested in."
—Tigerheart to Dovepaw about that he loves only her Night Whispers, page 111

"You don't know what it's like to lose a littermate. You want to blame anyone, anything. Not just a crack in the ice."
—Tigerheart to Ivypool The Forgotten Warrior, page 126

"I believe what my sister says. Jayfeather murdered our littermate, and he must be punished."
—Tigerheart The Forgotten Warrior, page 288

Tigerheart: "We can have one more night together, can't we?"
Dovewing: "No, we can't. I have to concentrate on the prophecy! There's a battle coming. I don't know who to trust anymore!"
Tigerheart: "You can always trust me. I love you!"
Dovewing: "This isn't the time. I have a battle to fight. So do you."
Tigerheart: "What about afterward?"
Dovewing: "There will be four Clans again. You'll belong to ShadowClan, and I'll belong to ThunderClan, and ... and maybe that's how it should be."
—Dovewing ends her relationship with Tigerheart The Last Hope, pages 232-233

"I'm a warrior. I fight for the Clans. Dark Forest warriors don't belong here. This is Clan territory!"
—Tigerheart The Last Hope, page 292

"We can do this together."
—Tigerheart to Ivypool The Last Hope, page 296

Thistleclaw: "But you're Tigerstar's kin!"
Tigerheart: "That doesn't mean I have to be like him. He almost destroyed ShadowClan once before. I wasn't going to let him do it again!"
—Thistleclaw and Tigerheart in the Dark Forest battle The Last Hope, page 292

References and Citations

  1. Revealed in Rising Storm, page 19
  2. Revealed in Long Shadows, page 89
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Revealed in Dark River, pages 20-21
  4. Revealed in Dark River, allegiances
  5. Revealed in Long Shadows, page 77
  6. 6.0 6.1 Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, allegiances
  7. Revealed in Thunder and Shadow, chapter 22
  8. 8.0 8.1 Revealed in Long Shadows, page 90
  9. Revealed in Long Shadows, allegiances
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, allegiances
  11. Revealed in Thunder and Shadow, chapter 19
  12. Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, page 290
  13. Revealed in Fading Echoes, page 251
  14. Revealed in Night Whispers, page 76
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 Revealed in Sunrise, allegiances
  16. 16.0 16.1 Revealed in Outcast, page 128
  17. Revealed in Fading Echoes, page 111
  18. Revealed in Night Whispers, page 17
  19. Revealed in Night Whispers, page 96
  20. Revealed in The Last Hope, page 105
  21. Revealed in Long Shadows, page 196
  22. Revealed in Erin Hunter Chat 7
  23. Revealed on Kate's Blog
  24. Revealed on Kate's facebook
  25. Revealed on Vicky's Facebook
  26. 26.0 26.1 26.2 26.3 26.4 26.5 Revealed in Erin Hunter Chat 4
  27. 27.0 27.1 27.2 27.3 Revealed in Rising Storm, pages 19-20
  28. Revealed in Yellowfang's Secret, page 197
  29. Revealed in Long Shadows, page 84
  30. Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, page 119
  31. Revealed in The Forgotten Warrior, page 201
  32. Revealed in The Last Hope, page 107
  33. Revealed on Kate's blog
  34. Revealed on Kate's blog
  35. Revealed on Kate's blog
  36. 36.0 36.1 36.2 36.3 Revealed on Vicky's Facebook
  37. Revealed in Code of the Clans, page 150
  38. Revealed in Yellowfang's Secret, pages 100-101
  39. 39.0 39.1 39.2 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 266
  40. 40.0 40.1 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 48
  41. 41.0 41.1 Revealed in Yellowfang's Secret, allegiances
  42. 42.0 42.1 42.2 42.3 42.4 42.5 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 364
  43. Revealed on Facebook Page
  44. 44.0 44.1 44.2 44.3 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 47
  45. 45.0 45.1 Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, chapter 8
  46. Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, page Chapter 3
  47. 47.0 47.1 Revealed in Moonrise, page 258
  48. Revealed in Return to the Clans, page 2
  49. Revealed in Secrets of the Clans, page 116
  50. 50.0 50.1 Revealed in Into the Wild, page 153
  51. 51.0 51.1 Revealed on Vicky's Facebook
  52. Revealed in Yellowfang's Secret, page 205
  53. 53.0 53.1 53.2 Revealed in Yellowfang's Secret, page 418
  54. Revealed in A Dangerous Path, page 44
  55. Revealed on Vicky's Facebook Page
  56. Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, chapter 3
  57. 57.0 57.1 57.2 Revealed on Vicky's facebook page
  58. Revealed on Vicky's facebook page
  59. 59.0 59.1 59.2 Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 100
  60. 60.0 60.1 Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 509
  61. 61.0 61.1 61.2 61.3 Revealed in Sunset, page 27
  62. 62.0 62.1 Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 39
  63. 63.0 63.1 63.2 Revealed in Eclipse, page 154
  64. 64.0 64.1 64.2 Revealed in Sunrise, page 251
  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. 67.0 67.1 Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, chapter 1
  68. 68.0 68.1 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 467
  69. 69.0 69.1 69.2 69.3 69.4 Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, allegiances
  70. 70.0 70.1 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 8
  71. 71.0 71.1 71.2 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 502
  72. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 18
  73. Revealed to be a in Erin Hunter Chat 6, undefined
  74. 74.0 74.1 74.2 Revealed in Mistystar's Omen, chapter 3
  75. 75.0 75.1 Revealed on Vicky's Facebook
  76. 76.0 76.1 76.2 76.3 Revealed on Kate's blog
  77. 77.0 77.1 77.2 77.3 Kate's Blog
  78. Revealed on Kate's blog
  79. 79.0 79.1 Revealed on Vicky's Facebook
  80. 80.0 80.1 80.2 Revealed in Night Whispers, page 248
  81. Kate's Blog
  82. 82.0 82.1 82.2 Revealed in Secrets of the Clans, page 71
  83. 83.0 83.1 Revealed on Vicky's Facebook
  84. 84.0 84.1 Revealed on Vicky's Facebook
  85. 85.0 85.1 85.2 Revealed on Kate's blog

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