"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]

Adderfang was a ThunderClan warrior under Pinestar 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 Leopardfoot, Patchpelt, Redtail, Willowpelt, and Spottedleaf. 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.


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"It’s natural to be nervous. Only a mouse-brain would rush into battle without fear."
—Pinestar alluding to Adderfang Bluestar's Prophecy, page 104
In Crookedstar's Promise, Adderfang is challenged by Mudfur, a RiverClan warrior, to a solo fight to determine the ownership of Sunningrocks so that they may save their Clanmates from bloodshed. He accepts, but is defeated by Mudfur, becoming embarrassed by the fact after Mudfur chooses to become a medicine cat
In Bluestar's Prophecy, Adderfang becomes the father of his and Swiftbreeze's first litter, Leopardkit and Patchkit, whom he is shown to be very fond of. He encourages Pinestar to launch an attack on WindClan after Goosefeather interprets an omen, despite not particularly trusting the old medicine cat. He later trains Thistlepaw and fills in as temporary deputy when Tawnyspots becomes very ill. Moons later, he and Swiftbreeze have another litter: Spottedkit, Redkit, and Willowkit.

Detailed description

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


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Interesting facts

  • He could possibly have SkyClan blood since Spottedleaf is a SkyClan descendant.[10]

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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

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

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

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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

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

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Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Revealed in The Last Hope, page 208
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 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. 7.0 7.1 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 Spottedleaf's Honest Answer

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