- Berryheart is a black-and-white she-cat. She is the mother of Needletail, Spirekit, Hollowkit, and Sunkit and the mate of Sparrowtail.
Berryheart is the daughter of Snowbird and Scorchfur of ShadowClan. Her siblings are Cloverfoot, Gullkit, Beenose, Frondkit, Buster, Conekit, Yarrowleaf, and Bluebellkit.
She is a ShadowClan warrior at the time when Darktail and his rogues ask to join ShadowClan. At first when they were denied, Needlepaw speaks out on why they should reject prey on the behalf of WindClan, in which she agrees with her. Her daughter, Needlepaw, speaks up against the ShadowClan leader, Rowanstar, and joins the rogues along with some of the other apprentices, except for her sister, Yarrowpaw and Strikepaw. Rowanstar mentions her at a Gathering that three more of his cats joined the rogues; Berryheart and hers sisters, Cloverfoot and Beepaw.
She has joined Darktail's Kin along with his rogues and the remaining ShadowClan cats when they took over ShadowClan. Rowanstar, Tigerheart, and Tawnypelt took refuge in ThunderClan after being forced out.
She is seen waiting by the Thunderpath to attack RiverClan and take over their territory. They succeed in doing so, and RiveClan takes shelter in ThunderClan. She is later no where to be found after Violetpaw realizes this after Dawnpelt tries to escape the Kin. Violetpaw assumes she went to ThunderClan after Dawnpelt tries too. Violetpaw asks Needletail where Berryheart and Dawnpelt were, but the silver she-cat dismisses the question each time.
She is mentioned by Rowanstar when he names his missing Clanmates. Yarrowleaf, Spikefur, and Sleekwhisker ran off with what remains of the Kin, and the rest of the other ShadowClan cats had tried to escape the Kin. Snowbird mentions that she confirms that she convinced Berryheart to leave the Kin. When Scorchfur asks about his other missing Clanmates, the spirit cats consisting of Birchbark, Mistcloud, Dawnpelt, Needletail, Lioneye, and Beenose, they safe that she and the other missing ShadowClan cats aren't with them, so it is most likely they are alive and have not yet returned to ShadowClan.
She is later revealed to be a loner, along with her mate, Sparrowtail, and her brother and sister, Rippletail and Cloverfoot. They escaped Darktail's Kin and went to an abandoned Twoleg building where they sheltered themselves and were afraid to come back to ShadowClan and not get accepted back into ShadowClan after the events with Darktail and his rogues. Dovewing, Tigerheart, their kits, Spire, Blaze, Cinnamon, and Ant, traveling cats who are going back to a ShadowClan. Tigerheart is shocked to see them, Dovewing is hostile at first. Tigerheart notes that she is expecting kits and assumes Sparrowtail is the father. He asks if they're rogues now, and she is shocked at the accusation. Rippletail comforts her, and she asks if Yarrowleaf came back to ShadowClan, in which Tigerheart replies that she left with the rogues, and Berryheart is shocked, thinking she'd come back to ShadowClan.
Tigerheart says that ShadowClan thinks they're dead and accuses them of not returning home and betraying ShadowClan. Rippletail replies that they meant too, but they were scared of the reaction after everything that has happened. Tigerheart tells them that their parents are mourning them and Yarrowleaf, also. Dovewing comforts a distressed Tigerheart, and he apologizes to them, saying that ShadowClan had lost so much after Darktail's reign. When Blaze asks if they're warriors, Tigerheart replies they were, br wonders if they still are. Rippletail mentions that Sparrowtail, who is out hunting at the time of their meeting, is the father of her unborn kits. She tells Dovewing that they are due very soon.
Cloverfoot and Sparrowtail come back from hunting and are present when Berryheart gets exhausted and tired due to carrying kits. Tigerheart asks if the four of them would join the rogues again, and they all reply with a firm no. They all want to go back to a ShadowClan with the traveling cats. Dovewing asks if it's safe for her to travel while being pregnant, and before she could reply, Spire says it's safer for her to travel with them in her belly, rather than the outside world. She also mentions that they could wait till they're born, but would have to wait a couple moons for them to start traveling again.
Her pregnancy slows down the group of cats and after Spire risks his life to save Lightkit, one of Tigerheart and Dovewing's kits, she asks if he's alright. She asks if they're going to get lost after leaving the Silverpath, and Spire says they will leave it anyways, and she seems doubtful, asking if he knows where he's going. Blaze replies that he's following his dreams back to ShadowClan. It is noted that the cats are worried that they won't make it back in time to ShadowClan for Berryheart to have her kits. Spire and Blaze has a quick pace, but she is slower than the rest, and Cloverfoot asks Tigerheart if he can tell Spire to slow down. Spire says there's no time, and they need to be there quick. Spire mentions that he doesn't know if he is worried about Berryheart, but he has an urge to keep going and not slow down.
Near a bridge, Spire sacrafices his life to save Pouncekit, another kit of a Tigerheart and Dovewing, and he falls of the drawbridge. She begins to kit after, and Tigerheart mentions that he deserves a warrior name to get to StarClan. She wonders how a cat can get a warrior name if they haven't been considered a ShadowClan warrior.
Blaze glares at the cats and says that he knew them. Berryheart looks at her sister and nods in agreement, saying that Spire deserves a warrior name, in which Tigerheart names him Spiresight. That night, she groans in pain as her kits are coming. By morning, she has three kits. Hollowkit, Sunkit, and Spirekit, who she named after Spiresight; she insisted on that name for him. Tigerheart decides to wait until her kits are old enough to travel, which the cats aren't happy about and are worried for ShadowClan.
Tigerheart makes sure she has enough prey to wean her kits off the milk and asks Dovewing if it's safe for them to travel yet. Dovewing replies that it's not safe yet as they still have kit-like fur, and it will be bad for them to travel in colder weather. The older cats have a meeting to decide if her kits are safe enough to travel. They all think not yet, to which Dovewing asks if they can wait another quarter moon and start traveling then. She agrees, but only if the weather is good.
A quarter moon passes, and they all start traveling, to which an owl starts to dive in and attack the cats. Hollowkit is in its direct path, and Tigerheart saves him, but isgravely wounded in process. Berryheart whispers she is unsure how she can ever repay him for his bravery after putting her muzzle next to his body. The group continues to travel until Tigerheart's strength gives out. She hides her kits so they don't see what is going on, and she is part of the patrol that carries his body to the Moonpool in an attempt to save him by StarClan. Her kits ride on her back and sees the newly named Tigerstar, and the group heads back for ShadowClan.
In the manga, she is seen escaping after Darktail had tried to drown her. She later finds Slatefur, and he tells her Needletail is being held prisoner. She tells Slatefur to tell her mate and daughter where she is. She later meets up with Sparrowtail, Rippletail, and Cloverfoot and is glad they are all safe.
Violetshine sees her along with her kits huddled against her after seeing Tigerheart dead and being at Moonpool. Violetshine asks where they were, and Dovewing explains the whole story. Berryheart says she and the others hid until Tigerheart and his cats found them by an abandoned Twoleg building. Violetshine states she's a warrior now after Brrryhrart refers to her as Violetpaw, and she is overjoyed and shows her kits to her, saying one of them will be her apprentice; however, unknowningly to Berryheart and the others, ShadowClan is nonexsistent.
When Shadowkit states his father is alive, and he had seen him in his dreams playing in camp, she exclaims he has never been to the camp before. Sparrowtail demands to know what happened to Rowanstar after they said that ShadowClan has fallen and what remained had joined SkyClan. She says he's Rowanclaw now and is dead. Before he died, he gave his nine lives back to StarClan, in which Berryheart didn't know leaders can do that. When Tigerheart is announced to be alive, she murmurs she knew he was dead as she knows once she sees a dead cat, she knew what a dead cat looked like. She says Tigerheart was most certainly dead. She and the other ShadowClan cats, along with the other traveling cats, go back to ShadowClan with the newly named Tigerstar as their new leader.
Not seen, but it mentioned when Alderheart
to tell Buster, formerly Rippletail who became a Kittypet
, that Berryheart and Cloverfoot had returned, and ShadowClan is whole again.