"Cloverfoot will be ShadowClan's deputy now. Like Juniperclaw, she once turned her back on the Clans...But I believe that, like Juniperclaw, she is ready to serve her Clan honestly and in good faith."
Tigerstar announcing the new deputy in The Raging Storm, chapter 25

Cloverfoot is a gray tabby she-cat.[1]

She is born to Snowbird and Scorchfur, along with her littermates Berryheart and Rippletail, and will later be the aunt to Needlepaw, the future daughter of Berryheart. When her niece sparks a rebellion with ShadowClan's apprentices, Cloverfoot agrees with them, and eventually leaves with Berryheart and her younger sister Beepaw to join Darktail's group, and eventually becomes part of the Kin with the majority of ShadowClan. However, she realizes her mistake upon seeing Darktail's true nature, and escapes along with Rippletail, where they are reunited with Sparrowtail and Berryheart, and the four make a new home inside a disheveled Twoleg nest. They are eventually found by Tigerheart and Spire, and she joins their patrol back to the lake territories. Along the way, she becomes the aunt to Hollowkit, Spirekit and Sunkit. She witnesses Tigerheart's death, and eventually reaches Clan territory, and she is reunited with the rest of her family. Cloverfoot is witness to Tigerheart's resurrection to become Tigerstar, and she rejoins ShadowClan with the rest of her Clanmates.

Following her rejoining ShadowClan, she is among the hardest to rebuild her Clan and forms a friendship with Alderheart when he helps heal Puddleshine. When Juniperclaw is demoted of his deputy role, Tigerstar chooses to promote her to be his new deputy, claiming that while she turned her back on ShadowClan, he believes that she will serve him and ShadowClan with honesty and good faith.


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A Vision of Shadows

"Cloverfoot has been collecting herbs for us. She says she likes to be useful. She even made Scorchfur join her."
—Shadowkit on Cloverfoot helping out The Raging Storm, page chapter 19
Cloverfoot is among the many to defect from ShadowClan and join The Kin, but she realizes her mistake and escapes, reuniting with her littermate Berryheart, Berryheart's mate Sparrowtail and a younger warrior named Slatefur. The four cats are encountered by Tigerheart and brought back to ShadowClan, where they rejoin the now reunited Clan. Cloverfoot is among the hardest to rebuild ShadowClan, and forms a bond with Alderheart as he heals Puddleshine. When Juniperclaw is demoted of his deputy position and drowns, Cloverfoot is chosen as is successor, with Tigerstar noting that he believes she will serve him and ShadowClan with honesty and faith.

The Broken Code

"If I were you, I wouldn’t worry about closing our borders. Instead I would call an emergency Gathering. The other leaders need to know this, and we all need to discuss what to do about this latest vision. This message is so clear, even the most stubborn Clans won’t be able to ignore it—whether it comes from ShadowClan or not."
—Cloverfoot advising Tigerstar Lost Stars, page 229
Cloverfoot stands by ShadowClan and Tigerstar when Shadowpaw experiences visions and the Moonpool freezes over, suggesting that Tigerstar inform the rest of the Clans. She provides a voice of reason within ShadowClan and advises Tigerstar on various matters.

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"We've been worried about going home. We joined the rogues. We fought the Clans. We weren't sure ShadowClan would have us back. That's why we've stayed away."
—Cloverfoot to Tigerheart Tigerheart's Shadow, page 339
In Tigerheart's Shadow, Cloverfoot, Sparrowtail, Rippletail and Berryheart are encountered by Tigerheart, Spire and Dovewing, and though Tigerheart is initially ready to reject them as traitors, he comes to realize that it would make him a hypocrite and accepts them on his trek to ShadowClan. On the way, Cloverfoot becomes the aunt to Sparrowtail's and Berryheart's latest litter of kits; Hollowkit, Spirekit and Sunkit. When Tigerheart dies, she helps shield the six young kits they have from his corpse and rejoins ShadowClan when he is revived as Tigerstar.


Cloverfoot: "Remember how we all slept away from each other in the Twoleg den, Slatefur? I miss that sometimes."
Tawnypelt: "Fine. But if you liked the Twoleg den so much, Cloverfoot, maybe you should go back there. You’re supposed to be a ShadowClan cat now."
—Cloverfoot at a Clan meeting Tawnypelt's Clan, page Chapter 4
In Tawnypelt's Clan, Cloverfoot helps around ShadowClan, but Tawnypelt grows frustrated with the she-cat as she knows Cloverfoot abandoned ShadowClan for Darktail. When Cloverfoot mentions that she sometimes misses sleeping in a Twoleg den, Tawnypelt loses her temper with the younger cat and insults her.

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Cloverfoot: "What we were thinking? How could we have let this happen? Supported a cat like Darktail?"
Rippletail: "We believed him. That's all. He said he was the strongest, and we went along."
Cloverfoot: "And now ShadowClan is gone because of it. Because of him...because of us."
Rippletail: "Well, stupid mistakes or not...Berryheart, I thought we'd never see you again. I'm so glad you're all right!"
Berryheart: "That's the trouble, [Rippletail]. I'm not all right. None of us are. But we can be. StarClan will guide us. We just...we can't give up. As long as we don't give up, sooner or later...StarClan will guide us home."
—Cloverfoot, Rippletail, and Berryheart admitting their mistakes Tigerheart's Shadow, page manga page 11

"We've been worried about going home. We joined the rogues. We fought the Clans. We weren't sure ShadowClan would have us back. That's why we've stayed away."
—Cloverfoot to Tigerheart Tigerheart's Shadow, page 339

Cloverfoot: "What are you doing? Do you need those?"
Alderheart: "I'm clearing out the useless herbs"
Cloverfoot: "How do I know you’re not destroying Puddleshine’s stocks?"
Alderheart: "Why would I do that? I’m a medicine cat, not a warrior. I don’t want to harm any cat."
Cloverfoot: "What about him? You fed him deathberries."
Alderheart: "To cure him. Do you seriously think I’d try to kill your medicine cat?"
Cloverfoot: "If we lose him, the whole of ShadowClan will suffer."
—Cloverfoot and Alderheart The Raging Storm, page chapter 10

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, allegiances
  2. 2.0 2.1 Revealed in Thunder and Shadow, page 205
  3. Revealed in Shattered Sky, allegiances
  4. 4.0 4.1 Revealed in Tigerheart's Shadow, chapter 30
  5. Revealed on Kate's Blog
  6. Revealed in Lost Stars, page 228
  7. 7.0 7.1 Revealed in The Raging Storm, chapter 25
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