"My belly thinks my throat's been slashed. Are we hunting or talking?"
— Darkflower to the cats on the hunting patrol in Tigerclaw's Fury, chapter 5

Darkflower is a black she-cat.[2]

Darkflower was a ShadowClan warrior under Nightstar's and Tigerstar's leaderships in the forest territories. She joined StarClan after her death and grew wary of the Dark Forest's sinister plots.


InThe Prophecies Begin arc

Fire and Ice

Darkflower is a ShadowClan queen.

In the Omen of the Stars arc

The Last Hope

"They have grown stronger than us."
—Darkflower about the Dark Forest The Last Hope, page 210
As Jayfeather is uniting StarClan, Darkflower is present at the StarClan and medicine cat meeting. Raggedstar asks how they can beat an enemy that brought leaf-bare to StarClan and Darkflower responds that the Dark Forest has grown stronger than them.

In the Novellas

Tigerclaw's Fury

As they go hunt, Darkflower scrapes the mulch on the ground, muttering that her belly thought her throat has been slashed. She inquires if they were hunting or conversing, and Blackfoot teases her, telling her to keep her fur on.

In the Field Guides

The Ultimate Guide

At the end of Tigerstar's leader ceremony, Darkflower is shown along Tallpoppy, Dawncloud, and Cinderfur standing close together, and they watch with hopeful, anxious eyes. Tigerstar promises to lead ShadowClan back to the glory that Darkflower and the other elders knew of.



  • While shown as alive in Tigerclaw's Fury[5] and in A Dangerous Path[3] after Tigerstar appears as ShadowClan's new leader, Darkflower appears in The Ultimate Guide in StarClan at Tigerstar's leadership ceremony.[4]


The following information is from sources considered non-canon or retconned.

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Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Revealed in The Last Hope, page 210
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Revealed in Fire and Ice, allegiances
  3. 3.0 3.1 Revealed in A Dangerous Path, allegiances
  4. 4.0 4.1 Revealed in The Ultimate Guide, page 96
  5. Revealed in Tigerclaw's Fury, allegiances
  6. Revealed on the Warriors website family tree (screenshot)
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