"These are my Clanmates more than WindClan ever was. Where else would I go?"
— Antpelt to Ivypool in Sign of the Moon, page 134

Antpelt is a small and lithe,[7] brown tom with one black ear,[3] long scars across his back and throat,[2] and amber eyes.[8]

Antpelt was a WindClan warrior under Onestar's leadership in the lake territories. He joined the Dark Forest and trained with Ivypool. However, Thistleclaw accused Antpelt of cowardice and severely injured him, and he died of his injuries. Afterward Antpelt joined the Dark Forest, and Ivypool killed him to prove her loyalty.


In the Power of Three arc


Antpelt is a WindClan warrior.

In the Omen of the Stars arc

Night Whispers

"Ivypaw felt Antpelt tense beside her. Was he shocked? She searched his face, then Hollowpaw's and Breezepelt's. Their eyes were shining! It was as if they were truly Dark Forest warriors."
―Ivypaw observing Antpelt Night Whispers, page 289
Antpelt is revealed by Ivypaw to be training in the Dark Forest for unknown reasons. In one dream, Thistleclaw tells the cats to work together, and when Ivypaw leaps forward to attack, Antpelt knocks her aside, though it isn't known if he meant it purposefully or not. Thistleclaw gets angry at Antpelt for not cooperating, and deals the younger warrior a hard blow to his ear. Ivypaw looks away, sickened, as she feels Antpelt's blood splatter on her muzzle. She wakes him up so he goes to the waking world.
Ivypaw sits with him, Tigerheart, Hollowpaw, and Breezepelt while Tigerstar begins to talk about the end of the Clans; Ivypaw is horrified when she sees Antpelt's eyes shining with pleasure.

Sign of the Moon

"I liked Antpelt! He doesn't belong with these evil cats."
―Ivypool's thoughts Sign of the Moon, page 135
Antpelt joins Thistleclaw and the newly named Ivypool in a training session. He is told to attack Ivypool and to try and drive her to the top of a heap of logs. At first, Antpelt keeps his claws sheathed and his blows light, but when Thistleclaw yowls at them to stop fighting like kits, Antpelt attacks Ivypool with full force. When she slips and falls, he gives her a sympathetic look and waits for her to get up. Thistleclaw sees this and takes it as a sign of cowardice. He attacks Antpelt, causing serious wounds to his back and throat. Ivypool crouches over Antpelt and begs him to wake up; he then groans, and vanishes.
Later, at a Gathering, Dovewing overhears Tornear and Webfoot talking to other cats about Antpelt, who is covered in dreadful wounds. The cats are bewildered at what could have caused this, but believed it was the dogs from the horseplace. They also say that Kestrelflight does not think he will survive.
Dovewing, standing on a hill overlooking the lake territories, casts her senses out to the WindClan camp as Antpelt dies from his wounds, surrounded by his Clanmates along with Swallowtail. Kestrelflight can't do anything more for him, and Dovewing is horrified when Antpelt finally dies.
Later, Antpelt is seen walking through the Dark Forest with the scars on his throat and back that killed him. He tells Ivypool that the Dark Forest cats were more of his Clanmates than WindClan ever had been. He also tells her that she may see him dead, but to him, it was simply staying in the Dark Forest forever. He pads away from her into the gloom.

The Forgotten Warrior

Ivypool: "I can't believe you've forgotten how I helped you. Thistleclaw wounded you so badly on the woodpile you died, remember?"
Antpelt: "Who cares about the past? This is my Clan now. I deserve to be here."
—Antpelt and Ivypool arguing during a training session The Forgotten Warrior, page 72
Antpelt is at a training session yelling orders when Ivypool sees him. Ivypool expresses her disgust, and Breezepelt states that ever since he died, he thinks he's better than everyone. When Ivypool lands in a pile of leaves, Antpelt stands over her and pins her down. She reminds him that she helped him when Thistleclaw wounded him so badly that he died. Antpelt retorts that he is a warrior in the Dark Forest, and he deserves the position that he is in. He also states that the Place of No Stars is better than StarClan.
Ivypool tells Hawkfrost and Brokenstar that she wants to become a warrior and to be in the front line when the final battle comes and not in the back, where the cowards hide. Hawkfrost is impressed by her loyalty, and Brokenstar tells her that if she can beat Antpelt again, she can be a Dark Forest warrior. Ivypool realizes this battle will mean life or death for her. As she fights with Antpelt, she realizes that he is stronger and that he must have done nothing but train since he died. During the fight, she imagines her sister, Dovewing, and the Clans, giving her strength to defeat Antpelt. Ivypool finishes him off by ripping him open from throat to tail, and Antpelt collapses, then fades.
Later, Breezepelt asks Ivypool if she had destroyed Antpelt's spirit, and when she confirms this by telling him her loyalty was greater than his, Breezepelt angrily tells her they may be Clanmates in the Dark Forest, but they are not Clanmates in the real world, and he would make sure she was punished.

The Last Hope

While he does not formally appear due to having died twice, Ivypool remembers his death while she is in the Dark Forest. Memory of his death floods her mind as she remembers that she had been forced to kill Antpelt to prove her loyalty to Tigerstar and Brokenstar. It is noted that Ivypool knows that she'd never wash the scent of his blood from her paws.
When Jayfeather walks in Ivypool's memories to find out if the Dark Forest cats can fade, he comes across Antpelt's death in her mind, and he recoils, feeling sick. Ivypool pushes the thought away and does not mention his death to her Clanmates.

In the Novellas

Mistystar's Omen

Antpelt is seen when Pebblefoot, on Mistystar's hunting patrol accidentally chases a squirrel onto WindClan territory in full view. Antpelt, who is on this patrol, yells at Pebblefoot, saying that he is a trespasser and a prey-thief. Mistystar rushes to the border and yells back, defending her Clanmate. Pebblefoot is embarrassed and apologizes to the WindClan cats. Antpelt refuses to accept the apology and continues accusing Pebblefoot of deliberately trying to steal WindClan's prey. Mistystar is embarrassed because, with the RiverClan cats' thin pelts and scrawny frames, it was obvious that they didn't have enough prey.
Ashfoot, the head of the WindClan patrol, comes forward, and Mistystar apologizes again for her Clanmate, saying it was a genuine mistake. Antpelt snarls at them and tells them to get their mangy pelts off of their territory, or they'd make them. He then raises a paw threateningly and shows his claws. Ashfoot orders Antpelt to stop, and then "suggests" that Mistystar and her patrol return to their own territory and renew their scent markers so it doesn't happen again. Ashfoot then orders Antpelt to put his claws away and leads the patrol back to the WindClan camp. Later, as the RiverClan patrol makes its way back to their camp, Pebblefoot complains about Antpelt and how he had treated the patrol.

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  • In The Forgotten Warrior[9] and The Last Hope,[10] Antpelt is still listed in the allegiances, despite having died in Sign of the Moon.[4]
  • He is called a ShadowClan warrior in Battles of the Clans.[11]


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

  • In Su Susann's "Missing Kits" on Vicky's Facebook, Leaftail and Antpelt were the sons of Flylight and Willowclaw. They were born in Dawn and were apprentices in Twilight. Antpelt and Swallowtail never had the chance to become mates since Antpelt died before they could.[12]


"This is where I want to be."
―Antpelt speaking to Ivypool in the Dark Forest after his death Sign of the Moon, page 135

"He's much stronger than before! He must have done nothing but train since he came to the Dark Forest."
―Ivypool's panicked thoughts The Forgotten Warrior, page 226

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Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Revealed in The Forgotten Warrior, page 227
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Revealed in Sign of the Moon, page 134
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Revealed in Eclipse, allegiances
  4. 4.0 4.1 Revealed in Sign of the Moon, page 111
  5. Revealed in The Forgotten Warrior, page 71
  6. Revealed in Sign of the Moon, chapter 5
  7. Revealed in Night Whispers, page 76
  8. Revealed in The Forgotten Warrior, page 72
  9. Revealed in The Forgotten Warrior, allegiances
  10. Revealed in The Last Hope, allegiances
  11. 11.0 11.1 Revealed in Battles of the Clans, page 104
  12. Revealed on Vicky's Facebook
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