"Oh, and Mistyfoot? Never trust the shadows. My warriors wear the night like second pelts. If you wrong ShadowClan, you will never be safe in the dark."
— Blackstar to Mistyfoot in Battles of the Clans, page 37

Blackstar is a white tom with jet-black paws[15] and amber eyes.[16]

Blackstar was a ShadowClan leader in the forest and lake territories. He was born to Hollyflower as Blackkit along with his littermates, Flintfang and Fernshade, and became an apprentice as Blackpaw. As a young warrior, Blackfoot became Brokenstar's deputy; however, he was exiled along with his treacherous leader, becoming a rogue until Tigerstar seized control of ShadowClan. Blackfoot returned to his status as deputy, and after Tigerstar's sudden death, took over leadership of ShadowClan. Blackstar led his Clan through the Great Journey, but a rogue named Sol influenced the ShadowClan leader to abandon StarClan until StarClan themselves appeared to restore his faith. During the the Great Storm, Blackstar lost his final life, passing his leadership onto Rowanclaw.


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The Prophecies Begin

"Then I'll see you at the next Gathering. And Blackfoot, you would do well to learn from the mistakes of your predecessors. I saw what you did to Stonefur at the Bonehill."
—Firestar warning Blackfoot The Darkest Hour, page 311
Blackfoot is the ShadowClan deputy under Brokenstar. He participates in a raid on ThunderClan, killing an elder, Rosetail, while trying to steal kits from the nursery. However, he is driven off by Yellowfang, ShadowClan's former medicine cat. He, Brokenstar, and several other cats are exiled from ShadowClan, but after Brokenstar's death, Blackfoot becomes one of Tigerclaw's rogue recruits. The ThunderClan deputy seeks help to kill Bluestar, and Blackfoot participates in another attack on the ThunderClan camp.
When Tigerstar becomes leader of ShadowClan, Blackfoot becomes his deputy. After Darkstripe fails to kill Stonefur, the RiverClan deputy, Tigerstar orders Blackfoot to finish the job. Blackfoot reluctantly agrees to unite ShadowClan with the other Clans to fight BloodClan after Tigerstar's death, and after the battle, Blackfoot plans to travel to the Moonstone to receive his new name and nine lives.

The New Prophecy

"Firestar, you're panicking over nothing. Twolegs are mad. Even the smallest kit knows that. True, they knocked down a few trees, but now they've gone away again. Whatever was going on, it's over."
—Blackstar to Firestar about the Twoleg interference Moonrise, page 45
When Twolegs destroy the forest territories, Blackstar initially denies any problem, but intends to bring his Clan to live in BloodClan's old territory. WindClan and ThunderClan rescue ShadowClan when Twolegs destroy their camp, and Blackstar finally agrees to follow the other Clans. After the Great Journey, his Clan settles in a pine forest, but are continuously threatened by vicious kittypets named Jacques and Susan.

Power of Three

"They spoke to us. You were right, Littlecloud. We can't ignore the spirits of our warrior ancestors. Now when they're still watching over us [...] I can't believe I let myself listen to that mange-ridden trickster. He told me StarClan didn't care what happened to us! But they brought us here, made the trees fall so that we had to hear them. I'll make sure no ShadowClan cat is led astray by Sol again."
—Blackstar restoring his faith in StarClan Long Shadows, page 121
Blackstar's confidence that the Clans were meant to be at the lake and his overall faith in StarClan diminishes as the moons progress. He and his Clan participate in the battle of the eclipse, and a mysterious loner named Sol correctly predicts the disappearance of the sun. Blackstar is inclined to listen to the tom, who feeds into Blackstar's doubts, convincing the leader to abandon StarClan. He reverts to his former name, Blackfoot, and refuses to bring his Clan to Gatherings. Raggedstar and Runningnose, along with the help of Hollyleaf, Lionblaze, Jaypaw, Tigerpaw, Dawnpaw and Flamepaw, appear to Blackstar, reigniting his belief in their warrior ancestors, and he reclaims his title as Blackstar.

Omen of the Stars

"I'm still leader of this Clan. And you have betrayed us all [...] I killed one traitor, and now I'm ready to kill another."
—Blackstar to Redwillow The Last Hope, page chapter 24
During a drought, Blackstar agrees to send Toadfoot and Tigerheart as representatives from ShadowClan to go on a journey to find where the water has gone. He and Firestar clash when Firestar demands ThunderClan be given back territory they had granted ShadowClan years ago. When Blackstar refuses, ShadowClan and ThunderClan fight the battle of the border, during which his deputy, Russetfur, is killed. He appoints Rowanclaw as his new deputy, and confides in Littlecloud and Flametail when he has terrible dreams. During the battle against the Dark Forest, Blackstar loses a life, but recovers to kill Redwillow, a ShadowClan warrior who sided with the Dark Forest.

Super Editions

This section summarizes Blackstar's significant Super Editions appearances. If you're looking for a full list, find one here!

In Yellowfang's Secret, he is born to Hollyflower alongside Flintpaw and Fernpaw. He is an eager apprentice, and very close with his siblings. He gains his warrior name, Blackfoot, and participates in a battle against rats in the Carrionplace. After Raggedstar is killed, Brokenstar names Blackfoot his deputy and promises Dawnkit to him as an apprentice, who is less than three moons old. When Yellowfang is exiled from ShadowClan after being accused of killing Mintkit and Marigoldkit, Blackfoot offers to escort her from the territory.
In Bramblestar's Storm, Blackstar has become too frail to keep his Clan together after the battle with the Dark Forest. He begins each Gathering by reciting the names of those who had died in the battle, though the other Clans insist they should move on. Rowanclaw slowly takes over his leadership duties, and during the the Great Storm, Blackstar loses his final life in a flood.


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In Tigerclaw's Fury, Tigerclaw tracks down Blackfoot and the other rogues who fled the battle against ThunderClan and leads them into the outskirts of ShadowClan territory. When Blackfoot and Tangleburr vanish from their camp, Tigerclaw finds they have been checking up on their old Clanmates, who are sick with Carrionplace disease. With Tigerclaw's permission, Blackfoot helps his former Clanmates hunt. When Tigerclaw fights a whole ThunderClan patrol by himself, Blackfoot arrives with ShadowClan backup. After Nightstar dies and Runningnose announces Tigerclaw as the new leader, Tigerclaw decides to name Blackfoot his deputy.

Detailed description

Blackstar is a tall,[17] huge[18] white tom with jet-black paws, one of which has six toes.[19] He has a sleek pelt,[20] a broad chest,[17] black-rimmed ears,[16] and amber eyes.[16]

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Killed victims

This list shows the victims Blackstar has killed:


Blackfoot's deputy ceremony
Brokenstar: Meanwhile, it is time for me to choose a deputy. I say these words before the spirits of my ancestors, that they may hear and approve my choice. Blackfoot will be the next deputy of ShadowClan.
Reference: Yellowfang's Secret, page 416

Leader info

Leader info
Nine Lives
Life Given by Gift How it was lost
Killed during battle with the Dark Forest in The Last Hope
Drowned in Bramblestar's Storm
Name From To
The Darkest Hour
Fading Echoes
Fading Echoes
Bramblestar's Storm
Medicine cats
Name From To
The Darkest Hour
Firestar's Quest
Before Firestar's Quest
Bramblestar's Storm
Night Whispers

Personality and Relationships

Blackstar is prideful and a fierce fighter, who cares deeply for ShadowClan. He used to be loyal to Brokenstar and Tigerstar before becoming the leader of his Clan. For more of Blackstar's personality and relationships, click here!




Hollyflower:[24] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Flintfang:[24] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Fernshade:[24] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Badgerfang:[25] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Hollyflower ♀See More
Flintfang ♂Blackstar ♂Fernshade ♀Wolfstep ♂
Badgerfang ♂

    = Male

    = Female

    = Gender Unknown



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Blackfoot: "Firestar. So we won the battle after all."
Firestar: "Yes we did. What will you do now, Blackfoot?"
Blackfoot: "Take my Clan home, and prepare for a journey to Highstones. I'm their leader now. We have much to do to recover, but life in the forest will go on as usual."
Firestar: "Then I'll see you at the next Gathering. And Blackfoot, you would do well to learn from the mistakes of your predecessors. I saw what you did to Stonefur at the Bonehill."
Ravenpaw: "I wouldn't trust Blackfoot. He's a troublemaker if I ever saw one."
Firestar: "I know. Don't worry, ThunderClan will be ready if he starts anything."
—Blackfoot and Firestar talking after the battle against BloodClan The Darkest Hour, pages 311-312

"Hope is easy, but it catches no prey. If you ask me, we've seen the last of them."
—Blackstar Midnight, page 264

Blackstar: "What's this? Does the great Firestar think he can go where he likes in the forest?"
Firestar: "I have come to talk to you about what the Twolegs are doing. We have to decide what we're going to do if it carries on."
Blackstar: "We? What do you mean, we? ShadowClan does not talk with ThunderClan, we make our own decisions."
Firestar: "But the forest is being destroyed!"
Blackstar: "Firestar, you're panicking over nothing. Twolegs are mad. Even the smallest kit knows that. True, they knocked down a few trees, but now they've gone away again. Whatever was going on, it's over."
—Blackstar disbelieving that Twolegs are destroying the forest Moonrise, pages 44-45

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"We are still bound by our alliance during the Great Battle! This is a problem faced by all the Clans, and therefore we should deal with it together. There cannot be any inequity between us."
—Blackstar about the alliance during the Great Battle Dovewing's Silence, page Chapter 3

Blackstar: "These cats are still with us, watching the Clanmates they died to save! We need to honor their memory!"
Mistystar: "But Blackstar, life moves on, just like the seasons. We don’t list every piece of prey we’ve eaten in the last moon, or remember every fallen leaf."
Blackstar: "Our Clanmates are not prey or fallen leaves!"
Mistystar: "I didn’t mean…"
Blackstar: "[…] You are too quick to forget that we fought as one Clan against the Dark Forest."
Bramblestar: "But we aren't one Clan now. We are four Clans, just as we were before."
Blackstar: "My Clan will not stay to hear our dead warriors scorned by the other Clans! You all owe them a debt! Just as we do."
—Blackstar about the fallen from the Great Battle Bramblestar's Storm, pages 54-55

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Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, page 5
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Revealed in Into the Wild, page 141
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Revealed in Fire and Ice, allegiances
  4. Revealed in The Darkest Hour, page 161
  5. Revealed in The Darkest Hour, page 210
  6. 6.0 6.1 Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, page 190
  7. Revealed in the Warriors App
  8. Revealed in Yellowfang's Secret, page 304
  9. Revealed in Yellowfang's Secret, page 365
  10. Revealed in A Dangerous Path, allegiances
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Revealed in Firestar's Quest, allegiances
  12. Revealed in Long Shadows, page 84
  13. Revealed in Yellowfang's Secret, page 466
  14. Revealed in A Dangerous Path, page 313
  15. Revealed in Midnight, allegiances
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 Revealed on the cover of Blackfoot's Reckoning
  17. 17.0 17.1 Revealed in Tigerclaw's Fury, page 36
  18. Revealed in Moonrise, page 44
  19. Revealed in the Warriors App
  20. Revealed in Night Whispers, page 62
  21. Revealed in Into the Wild, page 116
  22. Revealed in The Darkest Hour, page 172
  23. Revealed in The Last Hope, pages 280-281
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 Revealed in Yellowfang's Secret, page 308
  25. Revealed in Yellowfang's Secret, page 455
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