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"Would you sacrifice our own kits and elders to save theirs? If we don't attack now, ThunderClan will be destroyed. Is it not worth risking a few WindClan lives to save all of ours?"
— Adderfang to Pinestar in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 113


Adderfang is a mottled,[2] dark[7] brown tabby tom with yellow eyes.[2] He has massive shoulders[8] and a broad head.[9]

Adderfang was a ThunderClan warrior under Pinestar's and Sunstar's leaderships in the forest territories. As an apprentice, Adderpaw was mentored by Harepounce. After becoming a warrior, Adderfang became mates with Swiftbreeze, fathering Leopardkit, Patchkit, Redkit, Willowkit, and Spottedkit. He was the mentor of Thistleclaw, and served as temporary deputy when Tawnyspots fell ill, and continued serving his Clan until joining StarClan, even participating in the Great Battle against the Dark Forest.

History

In the Omen of the Stars arc

The Last Hope

When Jayfeather unites StarClan and leads them over a ravine in the territory, he spots Adderfang with Tawnyspots, Frostfur, and Swiftbreeze.

In the Super Editions

Crookedstar's Promise

Hollyflower: "You're still smarting after being beaten by a medicine cat."
Adderfang: "He wasn't a medicine cat then."
—Adderfang and Hollyflower talking about his defeat at Mudfur's paws Crookedstar's Promise, page 398
During a Gathering, Adderfang boasts that there was a good batch of apprentices for ThunderClan that year. As the Gathering continues, Oakheart shouts that ThunderClan had always been kittypet friends. Adderfang whips his head around, eyes blazing, and snarls who was he calling kittypet friends.
Adderfang is on the ThunderClan patrol that encounters RiverClan when they try to take back Sunningrocks. Before they could fight, Mudfur stops it and proposes that he fight Adderfang alone to save bloodshed. Mudfur eventually pins down Adderfang like a trout and Adderfang surrenders. Adderfang is then helped home by his Clanmates.
After Crookedjaw becomes the RiverClan deputy, Adderfang hisses at him, wondering why Hailstar made him deputy. He reasons that Crookedjaw wasn't ever ready to fight with his Clan. When Fallowtail mentions that Crookedjaw was RiverClan's strongest warrior, Adderfang slides from the crowd, sniffing that he thought Crookedjaw had never fought in a real battle. Hollyflower flicks her tail, and says that Adderfang was still sulking after being beaten by a medicine cat. Adderfang scowls, protesting that he wasn't a medicine cat at the time, and shoots an angry glance at Mudfur.

Leopardstar's Honor

Crookedjaw mentions that Mudfur fought for Sunningrocks against Adderfang, with Voleclaw adding that Mudfur had won.

Bluestar's Prophecy

Adderfang: "Stay with me. You nearly fought with a ShadowClan apprentice last time."
Thistlepaw: "You always tell me only cowards turn away from a fight."
Adderfang: "I didn't say you shouldn't have fought him. Just not at a Gathering. You're too impulsive."
—Adderfang and Thistlepaw before a Gathering Bluestar's Prophecy, pages 154-155
Adderfang is a senior warrior of ThunderClan. He is the father of Swiftbreeze's kits, Leopardkit and Patchkit. Bluekit watches Adderfang play with his kits and thinks that Adderfang is a good father to them. She wishes that her own father, Stormtail, would pay as much attention to her as Adderfang does to his kits. When Bluekit and Snowkit meet Goosefeather, they ask Goosefeather to interpret the clouds as a prophecy. Adderfang walks by, archly asking if there is another prophecy. Bluekit appears surprised, wondering if Adderfang believed in prophecies. Snowkit asks if the prophecy meant her and Bluekit and Goosefeather replies that it could. Hearing this, Adderfang snorts at this as he pads away.
Before the apprentice ceremonies of Leopardkit and Patchkit, Adderfang sits beside Swiftbreeze, at the edge of the clearing. His chest is thrust forward, and his chin is held high while Pinestar begins the Clan meeting. During Patchkit's ceremony, Pinestar acknowledges that Patchkit already had Adderfang's courage shining in his eyes.
Later, Adderfang expresses his opinion heavily on how ThunderClan should fight against WindClan. After Goosefeather has a sign from StarClan, Adderfang's will becomes all the more stronger, and he is heavily supported by Stormtail. When Pinestar talks to Bluepaw about battles, he looks at Adderfang and remarks that only mouse-brains run into battle without fear.
Adderfang later receives Thistlepaw as an apprentice. When Bluefur leads a hunting patrol, he gives her a look when she gives him an order. He later scolds his apprentice for yowling and alerting the prey, so he puts Thistlepaw in charge of guarding the catch. Adderfang and Swiftbreze later have another litter of kits, Redkit, Willowkit, and Spottedkit. When Tawnyspots, the ThunderClan deputy, is ill, Adderfang is the one who fills in for him. Bluefur thought that Adderfang or Stormtail would be chosen as deputy after Tawnyspots retired, but Sunstar wanted a younger cat to succeed him and instead chose Bluefur. After Bluefur loses her kits, he asks her gently if she'd like to join a hunting patrol.

In the Novellas

Goosefeather's Curse

Adderpaw follows his mentor, Harepounce, at the back of a hunting patrol, depositing their prey on the fresh-kill pile. Adderpaw twitches his tail and invites Goosekit to try the mouse he proudly caught himself. Goosekit goes over to sniff at it, and gives a wince since he prefers his mother's milk. Adderpaw asks if he doesn't want it, obviously sounding disappointed. Goosekit grabs the mouse but is shoved by a cat, and Adderpaw calls to Nettlebreeze to watch out. He also points out there is plenty of food to go around. Nettlebreeze asks if Adderpaw said something, but is distracted by Goosekit. Windflight mentions later that he wants to take Swiftpaw out battle training with Harepounce and Adderpaw.
Adderpaw has his warrior ceremony along with Stormtail and Swiftbreeze, and is renamed Adderfang. The Clan cheers their new names. After ThunderClan starts burying prey to keep them fresh, Adderfang staggers past Goosefeather and deposits a squirrel into one of the holes.

Spottedleaf's Heart

Spottedkit notes that her father told her she was too small to learn anything yet. Later, Tawnyspots tells Thrushpelt and Spottedpaw to join Adderfang's hunting patrol with Thistleclaw and Tigerpaw. Thrushpelt falls in behind Adderfang. During the patrol, Adderfang scents the first prey which sends him bounding towards Sunningrocks. Spottedpaw falls out of a tree and Adderfang appears beside Thrushpelt, looking horrified as he asks his daughter where it hurts. The patrol helps Spottedpaw back to camp with Adderfang taking most of the weight of her uninjured side. When they reach camp, Adderfang tells Swiftbreeze that Thistleclaw sent Spottedpaw up a tree after a squirrel. Adderfang switches with Swiftbreeze in carrying Spottedpaw. Thrushpelt mentions that he will go with Adderfang on a patrol. He bounds over to the warrior and the toms disappear through the gorse tunnel. Thistleclaw asks where Thrushpelt is, and Spottedpaw replies he's on Adderfang's patrol.

Redtail's Debt

Redpaw watches as Adderfang disappears out of the gorse tunnel with the rest of Sunstar's patrol being led to fight RiverClan. When Redtail and Willowpelt become warriors, Redtail can hear his father's voice cheering their names the loudest.

In the Field Guides

Battles of the Clans

When Lionpaw runs away from a battle with ShadowClan, Adderfang and his apprentice, Thistlepaw, show up to help drive out the intruders.

Character pixels

Official art

Kin

Members

Mate:

Swiftbreeze:[10] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Sons:

Patchpelt:[11] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Redtail:[12] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Daughters:

Leopardfoot:[11] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Spottedleaf:[12] Deceased, no residence
Willowpelt:[12] Deceased, verified StarClan member
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Grandsons:
Longtail:[13] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Swiftpaw:[14] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Darkstripe:[15] Deceased, verified the Place of No Stars member
Graystripe:[16] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Rainwhisker:[17] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Sootfur:[17] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Tigerstar:[18] Deceased, no residence

Granddaughters:

Mistkit:[18] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Nightkit:[18] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Sorreltail:[19] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Grandkit:

Lynxkit:[14] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Great-grandsons:

Stormfur:[20] Living (As of Graystripe's Vow)
Bumblestripe:[21] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Bramblestar:[22] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Hawkfrost:[23] Deceased, no residence
Tadpole:[23] Deceased, residence unknown
Molepaw:[24] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Great-granddaughters:

Feathertail:[20] Deceased, verified the Tribe of Endless Hunting and StarClan member
Blossomfall:[21] Living (As of Daisy's Kin)
Briarlight:[21] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Tawnypelt:[22] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Mothwing:[23] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Cinderheart:[24] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Honeyfern:[24] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Poppyfrost:[24] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Seedpaw:[25] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Lilyheart:[25] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)

Great-great-grandsons:

Pine That Clings to Rock:[26] Living (As of Graystripe's Vow)
Feather of Flying Hawk:[27] Living (As of Graystripe's Vow)
Alderheart:[28] Living (As of Daisy's Kin)
Juniperkit:[28] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Tigerstar:[29] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Flametail:[29] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Molewhisker:[30] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Fernsong:[31] Living (As of Daisy's Kin)
Larksong:[32] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Stemleaf:[33] Deceased, verified the Place of No Stars member
Shellfur:[33] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Snaptooth:[34] Living (As of Graystripe's Vow)

Great-great-granddaughters:

Lark That Sings at Dawn:[26] Living (As of Graystripe's Vow)
Breeze That Rustles the Leaves:[27] Living (As of Graystripe's Vow)
Sparkpelt:[28] Living (As of Daisy's Kin)
Dandelionkit:[28] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Dawnpelt:[29] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Cherryfall:[30] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Hollytuft:[31] Living (As of Daisy's Kin)
Sorrelstripe:[31] Living (As of Daisy's Kin)
Leafshade:[32] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Honeyfur:[32] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Eaglewing:[33] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Plumstone:[33] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Spotfur:[35] Living (As of Daisy's Kin)
Flywhisker:[35] Living (As of Graystripe's Vow)

Great-great-great-grandsons:

Shadowsight:[36] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Juniperclaw:[37] Deceased, residence unknown
Strikestone:[38] Deceased, verified the Place of No Stars member
Flipclaw:[39] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Baypaw:[40] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Flamepaw:[41] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Flickerkit:[42] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Great-great-great-granddaughters:

Pouncestep:[36] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Lightleap:[36] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Sleekwhisker:[37] Living (As of River of Fire)
Thriftear:[39] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Bristlefrost:[39] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Myrtlepaw:[40] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Finchpaw:[41] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)

Great-great-great-grandkits:

Unnamed kits:[43] Living (As of Daisy's Kin)

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Appearances


Trivia

Author statements

Interesting facts

  • He could possibly have SkyClan blood since Spottedleaf is a SkyClan descendant.[44]

Continuity

The following information is from sources considered non-canon or retconned.

  • On Vicky's Facebook, Adderfang is a descendant of Spottedpelt and has SkyClan blood.[45]

Quotes

Adderfang: "It's interesting that Pinestar chooses now to make you apprentices. One might almost think it was unplanned."
Bluepaw: "What do you mean?"
Moonflower: "He doesn't mean anything. Do you?"
Adderfang: "Well, it has certainly distracted the Clan from WindClan's thieving."
—Adderfang talking about Bluepaw and Snowpaw's apprentice ceremony Bluestar's Prophecy, pages 63-64


"Who are you calling kittypet friends?"
―Adderfang to Oakheart Crookedstar's Promise, page 242


Adderfang: "This is too easy. Are you happy with this?"
Hailstar: "Yes. Do you want to check with Sunstar before we do this?"
Adderfang: "I'm acting as deputy now and I say it's fine."
—Adderfang and Hailstar after Mudfur's challenge of one on one Crookedstar's Promise, page 368

External links

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Revealed in The Last Hope, page 208
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, allegiances
  3. 3.0 3.1 Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, allegiances
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 387
  5. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 154
  6. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 494
  7. Revealed in Crookedstar's Promise, page 367
  8. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 127
  9. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 96
  10. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 32
  11. 11.0 11.1 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 8
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Revealed in Spottedleaf's Heart, chapter 1
  13. Revealed on the Warriors website family tree (screenshot)
  14. 14.0 14.1 Revealed on the Warriors website family tree (screenshot)
  15. Revealed on the Warriors website family tree (screenshot)
  16. Revealed in Graystripe's Vow, page 44
  17. 17.0 17.1 Revealed in Rising Storm, page 120
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 266
  19. Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 100
  20. 20.0 20.1 Revealed in Forest of Secrets, page 223
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 Revealed in Eclipse, page 158
  22. 22.0 22.1 Revealed in Rising Storm, pages 19-20
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 Revealed in Return to the Clans, pages 2-3
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 24.3 Revealed in Sunset, page 27
  25. 25.0 25.1 Revealed in The Forgotten Warrior, page 146
  26. 26.0 26.1 Revealed in Sign of the Moon, page 2
  27. 27.0 27.1 Revealed in Tawnypelt's Clan, chapter 6
  28. 28.0 28.1 28.2 28.3 Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, pages 9-10
  29. 29.0 29.1 29.2 Revealed in Dark River, pages 20-21
  30. 30.0 30.1 Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, page 299
  31. 31.0 31.1 31.2 Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, page 478
  32. 32.0 32.1 32.2 Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, allegiances
  33. 33.0 33.1 33.2 33.3 Revealed in Shattered Sky, page 47
  34. Revealed in River of Fire, allegiances
  35. 35.0 35.1 Revealed in The Raging Storm, page 11
  36. 36.0 36.1 36.2 Revealed in Tigerheart's Shadow, page 187
  37. 37.0 37.1 Revealed in Shattered Sky, pages 114-115
  38. Revealed in Thunder and Shadow, pages 347-348
  39. 39.0 39.1 39.2 Revealed in River of Fire, page 203
  40. 40.0 40.1 Revealed in Lost Stars, allegiances
  41. 41.0 41.1 Revealed in Squirrelflight's Hope, page 107
  42. Revealed in Squirrelflight's Hope, page 253
  43. Revealed in Daisy's Kin, chapter 9
  44. Revealed in Spottedleaf's Honest Answer
  45. Revealed on Vicky's Facebook

Author references

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