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This page contains Crowfeather's personality and relationships. It contains conjecture due to being based off of general novel themes, and all statements must be sourced.

Personality

Crowfeather is described as bitter, cold, sharp, and indecisive.[1] He struggles to understand where his heart truly belongs after his past failed relationships leave him heartbroken and empty.[2] Despite his irritable and moody personality, Crowfeather is determined and loyal to his Clan.[3] He mellows out eventually, and can be very caring and kind to those he loves.[2]

Relationships

Feathertail

"I'll always be with you, I promise."
—Feathertail to Crowpaw as she is dying Moonrise, page 271
During the journey to the-sun-drown-place, Crowpaw develops a crush on Feathertail. Feathertail loves him back, and is the only one who can see past his grumpiness to the good in his heart.[4] When Feathertail is killed saving the Tribe from Sharptooth, Crowpaw is devastated, and never forgets the affection he felt for her.[5] He requests that his warrior name be Crowfeather in honor of her, and is always elated when she visits him from StarClan.[6]

Leafpool

"His grief for Feathertail had consumed him, and it had taken him many moons to find the path that would lead him out of darkness. Now he could not understand how Leafpool had made her way into his heart, filling him with more joy than he had ever hoped to feel again."
—Crowfeather thinking about Leafpool Crowfeather's Trial, page 12
Crowfeather loved Leafpool as much as he loved Feathertail, and she brought joy to his heart in the time they spent together.[7] However, Leafpool eventually gave up their relationship so she could go back to being a medicine cat in ThunderClan. Crowfeather was saddened, but knew that Leafpool was too loyal to her Clan to ever run away with him.[7] He still harbored affection for Leafpool, but quelled it so he could remain loyal to WindClan.[8] When Leafpool's death was announced at a Gathering, Squirrelflight notes Crowfeather looked overwhelmed with grief.[9]

Lionblaze, Hollyleaf and Jayfeather

"I’m sorry I didn’t accept you and your littermates when I found out about you. I’m sorry that I said I had only one kit, and that anything else was a lie. If I’d known . . .If I’d only known when you were kits, when you needed me, surely things would have been different. I have no excuses, but . . . I hope you can forgive me for the way I acted."
—Crowfeather to Lionblaze about him and his littermates Crowfeather's Trial, page 269
When Crowfeather learns of his half-Clan kits, he at first tries to disown them and claims that they aren’t his.[10] However, after Hollyleaf dies, Crowfeather regrets that he didn’t get to know her.[8] He reconciles with Lionblaze as well, growing to respect him as a warrior.[11] Jayfeather, though, is a different story. He never forgives his father, and although Crowfeather tries to apologize, Jayfeather does not accept.[12]

Breezepelt

"I trained with the Dark Forest to become a stronger warrior. I needed some cat to believe in me, and the Dark Forest cats did - or at least they seemed to. But I wasn't fighting against the Clans. I'll always be a WindClan cat first. This battle with the stoats is my chance to prove myself."
—Breezepelt to Crowfeather Crowfeather's Trial, pages 364-365
Crowfeather is cold and ignorant of Breezepelt, and does not like to acknowledge that Breezepelt is his son because of all the bad things he’s done.[13] Breezepelt resents his father equally, as he was raised solely by Nightcloud, who told him all about how unfaithful Crowfeather was, which only helped to distance their relationship.[14] Breezepelt hated Crowfeather even more due to the fact that he had Half-Clan kits with Leafpool.[15] However, Crowfeather grew to forgive Breezepelt, and Breezepelt’s angsty attitude mellowed out. He responded to Crowfeather when he reached out to his son, and their relationship changed for the better.[16]

Nightcloud

Crowfeather: "Should we...should we be mates again?"
Nightcloud: "No, and if you’re honest with yourself, Crowfeather, you don’t want that either. Admit it: We don’t love each other, and maybe we never did."
Crowfeather: "I think you’re right. But...I do admire you, Nightcloud. You’re an amazing warrior."
—Crowfeather talking to Nightcloud about how they used to be mates Crowfeather's Trial, page 244
Crowfeather only became mates with Nightcloud to prove he was a loyal WindClan warrior, and never loved her as he loved Leafpool or Feathertail.[17] They eventually broke up, and at first, Nightcloud resented Crowfeather for the way he treated Breezepelt.[2] However, Crowfeather and Nightcloud grow to respect each other.[18]

Ashfoot and Deadfoot

Ashfoot: "I’ve told you the most important lesson. To love. You must open yourself to love again. And I sent you the dream of Hawkfrost and Hollyleaf to show you how much you care about all your kits, whatever happens to them. You must reopen your heart to Breezepelt and be a father to him."
Crowfeather: "I see that now. I only hope I can be as good a father to Breezepelt as you were a mother to me."
Ashfoot: "I’m proud of you, Crowfeather. At last, you’re beginning to change."
—Ashfoot to Crowfeather about Breezepelt Crowfeather's Trial, page 245
Crowfeather is saddened when his mother passes away.[19] When he sees her in his dreams, she gives him the message of love, and he is confused at first. Ashfoot talks bluntly, but lovingly with Crowfeather in his dreams, and passes on the message because she loves him.[20] After some convincing from Feathertail, Crowfeather finally understands what she means, and Ashfoot passes on to StarClan.[6]
While his interactions with Deadfoot are incredibly limited, as Deadfoot had died by the time Crowfeather had become an apprentice, it is shown that Crowfeather did respect his father and at the very least liked him during his own conversations regarding being a father with Breezepelt.[2] Crowfeather does note however that Deadfoot was never able to spend much time with him as he was WindClan's deputy.[2] Deadfoot also held his son in such high regard that he elected him to go to the sun-drown place, despite being an apprentice.[21]

Notes and references

  1. Revealed on the official website
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Revealed in Crowfeather's Trial
  3. Revealed in Crowfeather's Trial, page prologue
  4. Revealed in Midnight
  5. Revealed in Moonrise, page 271
  6. 6.0 6.1 Revealed in Crowfeather's Trial, chapter 27
  7. 7.0 7.1 Revealed in Crowfeather's Trial, page 12
  8. 8.0 8.1 Revealed in Crowfeather's Trial, page 240
  9. Revealed in Squirrelflight's Hope
  10. Revealed in Sunrise, chapter 27
  11. Revealed in Crowfeather's Trial manga
  12. Revealed in Crowfeather's Trial, chapter 32
  13. Revealed in Crowfeather's Trial, page 37
  14. Revealed in Crowfeather's Trial, page 36
  15. Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, chapter 20
  16. Revealed in Crowfeather's Trial, page 250
  17. Revealed in Crowfeather's Trial, page 243
  18. Revealed in Crowfeather's Trial, page 244
  19. Revealed in Crowfeather's Trial, page 15
  20. Revealed in Crowfeather's Trial, page 20
  21. Revealed in Midnight, pages 4-5
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