"It was never meant to be...I don't regret anything. Anything at all."
— Crowfeather to Leafpool in The Last Hope, page 309

Crowfeather is a dark smoky-gray, almost black, tom with blue eyes.[1]

He is the current deputy of WindClan under Harestar's leadership. He was born as Crowkit to Deadfoot and Ashfoot. He became an apprentice, Crowpaw, and was mentored by Mudclaw. He was chosen to represent WindClan on the journey to the sun-drown-place. During the journey, Crowpaw fell in love with Feathertail and was devastated by her death. At his warrior ceremony, Crowpaw asked Tallstar to name him Crowfeather in honor of Feathertail.

Crowfeather later took interest in Leafpool, and they ran away to be together. However, she returned to ThunderClan, unable to abandon her duties as a medicine cat. Crowfeather was heartbroken, but took Nightcloud as a mate to prove his loyalty to WindClan. Unbeknownst to him, Leafpool bore his kits, Lionkit, Jaykit, and Hollykit. He and Nightcloud had a litter of kits, though Breezekit was the only survivor. Because of that, Nightcloud was extremely protective of their son and Crowfeather often felt left out of their relationship.

During the Great Battle, Crowfeather made amends with Leafpool, and acknowledged Lionblaze, Jayfeather, and Hollyleaf as his kits. His sons, Breezepelt and Lionblaze, later forgave him as well, and Crowfeather sustained friendly terms with Nightcloud. He mentored three apprentices, Heathertail, Featherpelt and Fernstripe. After Onestar was killed, Crowfeather was appointed deputy by Harestar.


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The New Prophecy

"Don't you know how I feel about you? And how much I hate myself for feeling that way about another cat so soon after Feathertail's death? I loved her, I really did! How can I love you too?"
—Crowfeather telling Leafpool about his love to her Starlight, page 311
Crowpaw is a WindClan apprentice chosen by Deadfoot to represent WindClan to speak with Midnight. He is an ornery and difficult tom, and is caught chasing a vole onto ThunderClan's territory and attacks Brambleclaw after being accused of stealing. Later, he meets Tawnypelt, Brambleclaw, Feathertail, the other chosen cats at Fourtrees, along with Squirrelpaw and Stormfur. Crowpaw joins the rest of the questing cats, beginning their journey to the sun-drown-place. Along the journey, he grows a love interest for Feathertail, but is distrustful and argumentative with the others, but he eventually learns to trust them.
After finding Midnight and receiving the graves news that Twolegs are destroying the forest and they must lead the Clans to a new home, the cats begin making their journey back to the forest. They pass through the mountains where they meet the Tribe of Rushing Water. They believe Stormfur is the silver cat and keep him prisoner while the others are forced to leave. Before going back to rescue Stormfur, Crowpaw and Feathertail decide they will continue seeing each other once they return to the Clans. Sharptooth attacks the Tribe during their rescue mission and Crowpaw is cornered, but Feathertail gives her life to save him and the Tribe, and he goes on to blame himself for her death.
They make it back to the forest and begin the Great Journey, and the Clans pass through the mountains. There, Tallstar holds Crowpaw's warrior ceremony, and Crowpaw requests his name be Crowfeather, in honor of Feathertail, and he sits his vigil beside her grave. At their new home, Crowfeather begins developing feelings for ThunderClan's medicine cat apprentice, Leafpool, and during Mudclaw's rebellion, he saves her from falling into ThunderClan's hollow and confesses his love for her. Crowfeather and Leafpool meet in secret several times until they ultimately run away from the Clans to be together. While traveling, they stumble into Midnight who tells them her kin are planning to attack ThunderClan. The couple decides to go back to help where Crowfeather fends off some badgers and Cinderpelt dies, leaving Leafpool as the Clan's sole medicine cat. The two go their separate ways and return to their Clans.

Power of Three

"You mean nothing to me, Leafpool. That moon has passed. My loyalty is only to WindClan, and I have no kits other than Breezepelt."
—Crowfeather disowning his ThunderClan kits Sunrise, page 306
In an effort to prove his loyalty, Crowfeather and Nightcloud became mates. They had three kits but only one of them, Breezekit, survived, leaving Nightcloud fiercely protective of him. He is noted to not have the best relationship with his family, and often snaps at his son. Crowfeather also has an apprentice, Heatherpaw. Crowfeather is on a patrol when he finds Jaypaw in the lake and pulls him out, and he later helps dig Breezepaw and Lionpaw out from a collapsed badger den. He and Leafpool still have some tension between the two of them, and Nightcloud orders her mate to stay away from her.
Crowfeather and Breezepaw, begrudgingly, join the patrol back to the mountains to help the Tribe sort out their rogue problem. While witnessing his treatment of Breezepaw, Hollypaw, Lionpaw, and Jaypaw wonder if Crowfeather even cares about Breezepaw. While hunting, Breezepaw and Lionpaw each catch prey and Crowfeather compliments Lionpaw's prey over Breezepaw's. During the battle between all four Clans, Lionpaw viciously attacks Crowfeather, nearly killing him.
Later, when the three discover that Brambleclaw and Squirrelflight are not their biological parents, Yellowfang gives Jayfeather a crow's feather to give him a hint about his real father. The littermates confront Crowfeather with the truth, but Crowfeather denies it, saying he only has one mate and one son. At a Gathering, Hollyleaf announces that he and Leafpool are their parents, revealing it to all the Clans. Crowfeather once again denies it, but Leafpool admits it's true.

Omen of the Stars

Crowfeather: "This has to stop! I will not watch you harm a whisker on that cat!"
Breezepelt: "I always knew you hated me!"
Crowfeather: "I never hated you! That's just what you were determined to believe. And Nightcloud encouraged you."
—Crowfeather to Breezepelt The Last Hope, pages 308-309
Crowfeather's son, Breezepelt, begins training in the Dark Forest, seeking revenge from Crowfeather and the cats who betrayed him. While hunting, Breezepelt gets into a fight with Lionblaze, and Crowfeather does nothing to break it up. Leafpool attempts to stop them, but Breezepelt turns his attack on her, and Crowfeather saves her. The two share some words, before Nightcloud drags Crowfeather away from Leafpool, and he rounds on her, but Breezepelt protects his mother.
During the Great Battle, Breezepelt fights for the Dark Forest and is seen attacking Lionblaze, but Crowfeather pulls him away and chases him off. Breezepelt insists his father always hated him, but Crowfeather snarls that it was Nightcloud who made him believe that. Leafpool approaches Crowfeather, sharing a brief moment together, and Crowfeather says he never regretted anything. He then goes and pays his respects to Hollyleaf who had died.

A Vision of Shadows

"That's all very well, Mistystar. But it's beginning to feel like you're using the other Clans. You wanted nothing to do with us until we came and saved your tails, and now that you need help, you want to be a Clan again!"
—Crowfeather challenging Mistystar at a Gathering River of Fire, page 194
Crowfeather has another apprentice, Fernpaw. Breezepelt and Heathertail have had two daughters, Smokepaw and Brindlepaw, and Lionblaze and Cinderheart have had Fernsong, Sorrelstripe, and Hollytuft. Tigerheart and a patrol visit WindClan territory for lungwort, but Crowfeather's patrol confronts them. Onestar, who despises the rogues hiding in ShadowClan territory, demands to know why Crowfeather brought hatred ShadowClan warriors into his camp and orders them away. Bramblestar and his patrol attempt to speak with Onestar again, but Crowfeather hastily turns them away, insisting Onestar didn't want to talk with any cat. Squirrelflight brings up their journey to the sun-drown-place in an attempt to reach common ground, but Crowfeather dismisses that as well.
After the battle against the Kin, Onestar dies and Harestar rises as WindClan's leader, and Crowfeather is made deputy. He is distrustful of SkyClan and refuses to believe their legitimacy. When Mistystar reopens her Clan's borders after being rescued by the fire, Crowfeather challenges her timing. He becomes a grandfather to Lionblaze and Cinderheart's second litter of kits, Snapkit, Flykit, and Spotkit, and a great-grandfather to Fernsong and Ivypool's kits, Bristlekit, Flipkit, and Thriftkit.

The Broken Code

Crowfeather: "Do you really think StarClan wants us to start throwing around accusations? They want peace in the Clans, not arguments."
Bramblestar's impostor: "You're just another codebreaker in denial about what's really going on!"
—Crowfeather at a Gathering The Silent Thaw, page 49
Breezepelt and Heathertail had another litter of kits, Applepaw and Woodpaw. Crowfeather is named as a codebreaker by Bramblestar's impostor, which Crowfeather denies doing anything about until StarClan speaks again.

Super Editions

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

"Crowfeather asking another cat for advice? What next? No matter what, Breezepelt and Nightcloud are your kin. True, you've had a difficult past, but you could have a good future. Admit it, Crowfeather, you might have had a paw in your problems with both of them. You're not the easiest cat in the forest to get along with."
—Leafpool to Crowfeather Crowfeather's Trial, pages 350-351
In Crowfeather's Trial, after the Great Battle, Crowfeather mourns of the loss of his mother, Ashfoot, and struggles in his grief alone since he had a sour relationship with Nightcloud and Breezepelt. He also scuffles with Breezepelt's betrayal with the Dark Forest. Ashfoot visits him in his dreams, and he wonders why she never went to StarClan. Ashfoot encourages her son to let go of his hatred and learn to care again for his family. After Nightcloud is seemingly killed by stoats, Crowfeather finds himself growing closer to his son as they are both grieving for their lost mothers. He learns to reopen his closed heart to recognize his son's needs for the first time.
When Crowfeather discovers Nightcloud is alive, he, Gorsetail, Hootpaw, Heathertail and Breezepelt travel to the Twolegplace to rescue her. Kestrelflight has a vision of flooding tunnels, and Crowfeather believes ThunderClan and WindClan must work together to drive off the stoats. After some convincing, both Clans drive out the stoats, but Breezepelt is gravely injured. He goes to Jayfeather for help, and reconciles with his ThunderClan sons and the daughter he never knew. He realizes that to be the best warrior WindClan needs, Crowfeather needs to learn how to be a proper father to his kits. In the manga, Harestar appoints Crowfeather his deputy.


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In Leafpool's Wish, Leafpool realizes she is expecting Crowfeather's kits, and wonders what kind of father he would've been to them. She has a dream of Crowfeather teaching her to stalk rabbits and climbing trees, and longs for them to be together but accepts that can never be. While gathering herbs near the border, Crowfeather insists he missed her and wished things were different. Leafpool disagrees, much to Crowfeather's surprise, and tells him to go away before he makes things worse. He leaves reluctantly and twines his tail with Nightcloud. As Leafpool gives birth, she wishes to name the black she-kit Crowkit, but Squirrelflight insists on Hollykit. She agrees, but admits she'll name Jaykit Jayfeather in honor of his father.

Detailed description

Crowfeather is a small,[12] slender,[13] long-limbed,[14] lean,[15] sleek-furred,[16] dark smoky-gray, almost black, tom with blue eyes,[1] and a small, neat head.[15]

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Crowfeather's warrior ceremony
Tallstar: Crowpaw has served his Clan with bravery and loyalty. He should have received his warrior name long ago, but the tragedies of the past moons have prevented this. Tonight, if Stoneteller will do me the kindness of letting a Clan ceremony into his Tribe's home, I wish to honor Crowpaw's great skill and courage by giving him his warrior name.
Crowpaw: May I ask something, Tallstar?
I would like to choose my own warrior name. If it is all right, I wish to be known as Crowfeather. I wish to keep alive the memory of... of the cat who did not return from the first journey.
Tallstar: A noble request. Very well. I name you Crowfeather. May StarClan protect you and accept you as a WindClan warrior in life as well as after.
Reference: Dawn, page 316

Crowfeather's deputy ceremony
Harestar: WindClan! I have an announcement to make! Crowfeather, after careful thought I have decided to name you as my new deputy. Will you accept?
Crowfeather: Breezepelt--Son, I...
Harestar: Crowfeather? What is your answer?
Crowfeather: It would be my honor, Harestar.
Harestar: Let all cats old enough to catch their own prey join here beneath the Tallrock for a Clan meeting!
Harestar: I say these words before StarClan...
Reference: Crowfeather's Trial, manga adventure

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Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Revealed in Midnight, allegiances
  2. 2.0 2.1 Revealed in Twilight, page 252
  3. 3.0 3.1 Revealed in Crowfeather's Trial, chapter 19
  4. Revealed in A Clan in Need, page 16
  5. Revealed in Dawn, page 316
  6. Revealed in Sign of the Moon, page 195
  7. 7.0 7.1 Revealed in Tigerheart's Shadow, allegiances
  8. Revealed in The Sight, allegiances
  9. Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, allegiances
  10. Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, allegiances
  11. Revealed in Crowfeather's Trial, page 96
  12. Revealed in Midnight, page 64
  13. Revealed in Leafpool's Wish, chapter 3
  14. Revealed in Moonrise, page 61
  15. 15.0 15.1 Revealed in Midnight, chapter 5
  16. Revealed in Twilight, page 199
Major Warriors characters
The Prophecies Begin FirestarGraystripeYellowfangCinderpeltSpottedleafSandstormCloudtailBluestarTigerstar
The New Prophecy BrambleclawFeathertailStormfurSquirrelflightCrowfeatherTawnypeltLeafpoolHawkfrostMothwing
Power of Three LionblazeJayfeatherHollyleafBreezepeltRockSolAshfur
Omen of the Stars DovewingIvypoolLionblazeJayfeatherCinderheartHawkfrostTigerstarFirestarFlametail
Dawn of the Clans Gray WingClear SkyThunderTall ShadowWind RunnerRiver RippleTurtle TailJagged PeakStormBright Stream
A Vision of Shadows AlderheartNeedletailTwigbranchVioletshineDarktailTreeRowanclawTigerstarLeafstarFinleap
The Broken Code BristlefrostRootpawShadowsightBramblestarSquirrelflightBramblestar's impostor
Graystripe's Adventure GraystripeMillie
Tigerstar and Sasha SashaKenJeanPineShnukyTigerstar
Ravenpaw's Path RavenpawBarley
SkyClan and the Stranger LeafstarBillystormSol
Super Editions FirestarSandstormLeafstarSkywatcherBluestarThistleclawSnowfurGoosefeatherCrookedstarOakheartRainflowerMapleshadeSharpclawEchosongStickYellowfangSagewhiskerBrokenstarRaggedstarTallstarJakeSparrowBramblestarSquirrelflightJessyMoth FlightMicahHawkwingTigerheartDovewingSpireCrowfeatherBreezepeltNightcloudAshfootSquirrelflightBramblestarMoonlight
Novellas HollyleafFallen LeavesMistystarMothwingCloudstarTigerclawLeafpoolSquirrelflightDovewingBumblestripeMapleshadeGoosefeatherRavenpawPinestarSpottedleafThistleclawThunderstarLightning TailRedtailTawnypeltShadowstar
Logo-windclan WindClan cats
Leader Harestar
Deputy Crowfeather
Medicine cat Kestrelflight
Warriors NightcloudEmberfootLeaftailBreezepeltHeathertailSedgewhisker (Flutterpaw)SlightfootOatclawLarkwingCrouchfoot (Songpaw)Hootwhisker (Whistlepaw)FernstripeFeatherpeltSmokehaze (Woodpaw)Brindlewing (Applepaw)
Apprentices WoodpawApplepawWhistlepawSongpawFlutterpaw
Queens N/A
Kits N/A
Elders WhiskernoseGorsetail
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