|"Give us the word, Nightstar, and we'll tear them apart."|
|— Cinderfur about a trespassing ThunderClan group in Forest of Secrets, page 184|
Cinderfur is a thin gray tom.
Cinderfur was a deputy of ShadowClan under Nightstar's leadership. He was born as Cinderkit to Clawface and Rowanberry alongside his brother, Stumpykit. He became an apprentice as Cinderpaw with Nutwhisker as his mentor. He earned his warrior name, Cinderfur, and later fathered Ashheart's kits—Turtlekit, Rubblekit, and Quietkit. Cinderfur later joined the elders' den. After Brokenstar and his followers were exiled, Nightstar named Cinderfur his deputy. Cinderfur was the first cat to fall ill to the sickness from the Carrionplace, and Nightstar was too weak to name his replacement. From StarClan, Cinderfur watched Tigerstar's leadership ceremony with worried eyes.
- 1 History
- 1.1 In The Prophecies Begin arc
- 1.2 In the Super Editions
- 1.3 In the Novellas
- 1.4 In the Field Guides
- 2 Character pixels
- 3 Official art
- 4 Kin
- 5 Appearances
- 6 Trivia
- 7 External links
- 8 Notes and references
In The Prophecies Begin arc
- Cinderfur is the cat chosen to become ShadowClan's deputy when Nightpelt becomes Clan leader. This is unusual, since deputies were rarely chosen from cats as old as Cinderfur.
- Cinderfur: "I think they're here to spy."
- Tigerclaw: "Spy? What can we spy on here? We're nowhere near your camp."
- Forest of Secrets, page 184
- When ThunderClan is forced to travel through a strip of ShadowClan's territory to attend a Gathering because of a flooded stream in their territory, ShadowClan stops and challenges them. Cinderfur stands near the front of his Clan's Gathering patrol, and accuses them of spying. Tigerclaw contemptuously asks how they could spy on anything when they were nowhere near their camp. Cinderfur growls, and tells Nightstar to give the word to attack. Both sides prepare to lunge at each other, but Nightstar doesn't give the order, saying that he wanted ThunderClan at this Gathering, much to their bewilderment. Cinderfur respects his leader's order and backs down, a sign of his respect and loyalty for Nightstar.
- "The two ShadowClan cats looked away. Did that mean Cinderfur had already died, or that he was just too old to become leader?"
- ―Fireheart's thoughts, while talking with Littlecloud and Whitethroat Rising Storm, page 131
- Tigerstar, ShadowClan's new leader, explains Nightstar had been too weak to appoint a new cat in Cinderfur's place and died without a deputy, leaving ShadowClan without a leader up until Tigerstar's arrival.
In the Super Editions
- Cinderkit and Stumpykit are born to Clawface and Rowanberry. They look out at the camp curiously beside their mother. Cinderkit soon becomes Cinderpaw, with Nutwhisker as his mentor, and occasionally eating at the fresh-kill pile.
- He later earns his warrior name of Cinderfur. The night Raggedstar dies, Cinderfur discusses what to do about WindClan with Scorchwind, Tangleburr, and Blackfoot, declaring that they will think they're weak without a leader. Cinderfur agrees with Brokenstar about the elders moving out of the camp, saying that with the amount of kits that are around they will forever bother the elders, so it would be best if they would go. As ShadowClan are debating whether or not Yellowfang really killed Marigoldkit and Mintkit, he sniffs and says that she's been acting like the entire Clan is a nuisance.
- Leopardfur notices that Cinderfur is sitting in Blackfoot's place as the former ShadowClan deputy had ran with Tigerstar.
In the Novellas
- Clawface: "Where's Cinderfur? I heard he'd been made deputy."
- Rowanberry: "He died, Clawface. He was the one who brought the sickness into the camp, when he caught an infected rat."
- Tigerclaw's Fury, page chapter 4
- When Clawface returns to ShadowClan's camp, he is looking around for Cinderfur, hearing that he had been made deputy. Upon hearing this, he is approached by Rowanberry, the mother of his son. She tells Clawface that their son walks with StarClan, and that he was the one to bring the infected prey to camp. Rowanberry reassures Clawface, telling him that their son will know of what his father has done to ShadowClan, bringing them healthy prey.
- Cinderfur and Stumpytail attack Barkface when ShadowClan raids WindClan's camp to drive them away. When Blackfoot and the others return to ShadowClan, he notices Cinderfur's absence, and Wolfstep confirms he died and Nightstar has been too ill to name his replacement.
In the Field Guides
- It is said on Tigerstar's page that Tigerstar had succeeded Nightstar instead of Cinderfur, who is referred to as elderly. At the end of Tigerstar's leader ceremony, Cinderfur is shown along Tallpoppy, Darkflower, and Dawncloud standing close together, and they watch with hopeful, anxious eyes.
The pixel artwork is an interpretation based upon canon material.
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- Turtlekit: Deceased, verified StarClan member
- Quietkit: Deceased, verified StarClan member
- Rubblekit: Deceased, verified StarClan member
- Yellowfang: Deceased, verified StarClan member
- Marigoldkit: Deceased, verified StarClan member
- Nutwhisker: Deceased, verified StarClan member
- Mintkit: Deceased, verified StarClan member
- Nightstar: Deceased, verified StarClan member
|Toadskip ♂||See More||Brightflower ♀||Brackenfoot ♂|
|Nightstar ♂||Clawface ♂||Rowanberry ♀||Nutwhisker ♂||Yellowfang ♀||Mintkit ♂||Marigoldkit ♀|
|Ashheart ♀||Cinderfur ♂||Stumpytail ♂||Brokenstar ♂||Hopekit ♀||Wishkit ♀|
= Gender Unknown
- Yellowfang's Secret
- Leopardstar's Honor
- Fire and Ice (First appearance; mentioned only)
- Forest of Secrets
- Rising Storm † (Mentioned only)
- Tigerclaw's Fury (Mentioned only)
- A Dangerous Path (Mentioned only)
- Blackfoot's Reckoning (Flashback only)
- The Ultimate Guide
- He is said to have brought the infected rat that caused the Carrionplace disease to ShadowClan in Tigerclaw's Fury, but in Rising Storm, Littlecloud said an apprentice brought the infected rat.
- Although he is an elder before his appointment as deputy, Yellowfang's Secret shows that he was in fact a warrior and too young to be an elder during that time.
The following information is from sources considered non-canon or retconned.
- (Indirect mention only)
Notes and references
- Revealed in The Ultimate Guide, page 96
- Revealed in Fire and Ice, allegiances
- Revealed in Rising Storm, page 313
- Revealed in Yellowfang's Secret, page 396
- Revealed in Yellowfang's Secret, page 400
- Revealed in Yellowfang's Secret, page 442
- Revealed in Rising Storm, page 131
- Revealed in Into the Wild, allegiances
- Revealed on the screenshot) (
- Revealed in Yellowfang's Secret, page 467
- Revealed in Yellowfang's Secret, allegiances
- Revealed in Yellowfang's Secret, page 473
- Revealed in Yellowfang's Secret, page 327
- Revealed in Yellowfang's Secret, page 31
- Revealed on Vicky's Facebook (screenshot)
- Revealed in Yellowfang's Secret, page 257
- Revealed in Blackfoot's Reckoning, chapter 2
- Revealed in Yellowfang's Secret, page 320
- Revealed in Tigerclaw's Fury, chapter 4
- Revealed in Rising Storm, page 94
- Revealed on Vicky's Facebook